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  1. Its a great suggestion, so I am not bothered by it. Slamming a bunch a coins makes you overlook it as I have seen in other forums I have posted. So, without further ado, here is two of similar coins: Here is a Bulgarian imitation of the previous coin:
  2. That particular type, as mentioned before, is a tough little guy to get in good condition. Congrats! I'll hold off a bit to post mine due to posting rules for this thread...
  3. I have a few of these, some of them is pretty good condition, but here is one of them. Note that there are variations in the legends for this particular type. Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Large Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2022; DOC IV.B2; CLBC 11.2.1) Obv: IC XC in upper field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; blesses with right hand in front of chest, and holds Gospels in left hand Rev: MANOVHA ΔЄCΠOTHC; Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys, holds sword in right hand, point resting on ground, and in left, globus cruciger Dim: 4.6 g; 32 mm
  4. Another day and another coin... Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) AV Tremissis, Constantinople (Sear 8; DOC 10; MIBE 12) Obv: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG; pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM; Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath and cross on globe, star to right; CONOB in exergue
  5. I am not even sure if Sassanians struck gold coins....I heard from someone but don't remember who that almost all of the Sassanian gold coins that are offered are fake/imitations. Don't know if that statement is true or not...
  6. I have been holding out on the gold dinar for a while, since I wanted to get the legends, but I finally found the time to finish up with write-up, so..... Lu'lu'ids: Badr al-Din Lu'lu' (1233-1258) AV Dinar, al-Mawsil, AH 643 (Album 1871) Obv Field: الامام لا اله الا الله وحده لا شريك له المستعصم بالله أمير المؤمنين (al-Imam; There is no god but God alone, He has no associate; Al-Musta'sim Billah; Amir al-Mu'minin) Obv Inner Margin: بسم الله ضرب هذا الدينر بالموصل سنه ثلاثه وأربعين وستمائه (In the name of God, this dinar was minted in Mosul in the year six hundred and forty-three) Obv Outer Margin: لله الأمر من قبل ومن بعد ويومئذ يفرح المؤمنون بنصر الله (The decision of the matter, before and after is only with Allah. And on that day, the believers will rejoice) Rev Field: لؤلؤ محمد رسول الله صلى الله عليه ركن الدنيا والدين اتابك (Lu'lu'; Muhammad is the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace; Rukn al-Dunya wa al-Din; Atabeg (of Mosul)) Rev Margin: محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون (Muhammad is the messenger of God who sent him with guidance and the religion of truth that he might make it supreme over all other religions, even though the polytheists may detest it)
  7. I posted this one before, but the strike is gorgeous albeit with the crack on the coin... Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) EL Aspron Trachy (Sear 1959) Obv: IC-XC; Christ standing facing on dais, bearded, wearing nimbus cruciger with five pellets in limbs, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left; eight-pointed star to either side Rev: M-AN-ΩHΛ-O / ΘЄ/Ο/Δ/Ω/Ρ/OC; Manuel I, bearded and St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate (on right) both standing facing, jointly holding patriarchal cross with two crosses on shaft and large globus on base between them, emperor wearing crown, divitision and loros, right hand on pommel of sheathed sword on hip, saint wearing military attire with left hand on pommel of sheathed sword at hip
  8. That particular coin is known to be overstruck on Anonymous follis, usually A-D types. Furthermore, the upper-half of the coin was struck independently from the lower half. This typically results in a broken or crooked labarum. Also, there are slight sub-variations that can be found on this particular type. Byzantine Empire: Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067) Æ Follis, Constantinople ( Sear 1853; DOC 8 ) Obv: +ЄMMA NOVHA; Christ Emmanuel standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels with both hands; in fields, IC XC Rev: +ΚШΝΤΔΚ ЄVΔΚΑVΓΟ; Eudocia and Constantine X standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps Dim: 27 mm, 7.43 g, 5 h Overstruck on an Anonymous Follis:
  9. Very nice! I love these figural islamic coins. Here is mine with the full legends: Lu'lu'ids: Badr al-Din Lu'lu' (1233-1258) AE Dirham, al-Mawsil, AH631 (Album-1874.1) Obv: In beaded square, diademed head in profile facing left, hair in ringlets, eight-pointed star in bottom left corner; in margins -ﺿﺮﺏ ﺑﺎﻟﻤﻮﺻﻞ ﺳﻨﺔ ﺍﺣﺪ ﻭ ﺛﻠﺜﻴﻦ ﻭﺳﺘﻤﺎﺋﺔ (Struck in al-Mawsil the year one and thirty and six hundred) Rev: In Naskh script, in center - ﺍﻻﻣﺎﻡ ﺍﻟﻤﺴﺘﻨﺼﺮ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﺔ ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ (The Imam, al-Mustansir billah, Commander of the Faithful); in margins -ﺑﺪﺮ ﺍﻟﺪﻧﻴﺎﻭﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﻟﻮﻟﻮ ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻚ ﺍﻟﻜﺎﻣﻞ ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻚﺍﻻﺷﺮﻑ (Resplendent Moon of the World and the Faith, Lu‘lu‘, the Perfect King, the Honored King)
  10. I'll join the party, with a variety that hasn't been shown:
  11. After searching and searching, I have finally found the first Constans II follis! This is the fourth known specimen (as far as I know) 😀. It is die-identical to Tony Goodwin's specimen... Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Follis, Constantinople, RY1 (Unpublished in Normal Sources) Obv: Constans II, wearing chlamys and crown with pendilia, standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, around: ЄNTϪT-ONIKA Rev: Large m with cross above, either side and ending in exergue: ANA-NЄO-CIC, officina A, regal year 1 Dim: 24 mm; 4.23 g
  12. This particular manuscript is dated around the 19th century, but I have much older ones. Since I just got it, I need to go through the translation of the manuscript. Its a time consuming process unfortunately as I can't read all of them, so it needs to be scanned, OCRed and checked against standard references...
  13. Outstanding specimen! I am certain I have one myself, but can't find the pictures. In the meantime, here is one of my other coins... Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1810-1868) AR Rupee (C#207) Obv: Persian legend in multiple lines - سک زد بر هفت کشور سید فضل الله خامی دین محمد شاه علم بادشاه (Sikka zad bar haft kashur saya fazl al khami din Muhammad Shah Alam badshah; Defender of the Muhammadan faith, Reflection of Divine excellence, the Emperor Shah Alam struck this coin to be current throughout the seven climates) Rev: Persian legend in multiple lines with regal year - ضرب میسور سن ۴۸ جلوس میمنت مانوس (zarb Mahisur san 48 julus mayimanat manus; Struck at Mysore in the 48th year of the auspicious reign) References Thurston, E., Coins: Catalogue No. 1, Mysore, Government Central Museum, 1888 Rice, Benjamin L., Mysore: A Gazetter Compiled for Government - Vol. I Mysore in General, Archibald, Constable and Company, 1897
  14. This one is written in Malayalam, but I have manuscripts in a wide range of South and Southeast languages, including Tamil...
  15. As you might know, I also collect manuscripts and this one came through my door a few days ago. Don't let the image fool you, its small at 5" in size. The manuscript and the stylus are tiny! The stylus is for kids to use whereas the manuscript is just small...
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