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  1. Lol why else do you think@JAZ Numismatics wants to use that soil for planting? 😮
  2. Odoacer, Kingdom of Italy AE nummus Obv: OD[O-VAC], bare-headed, draped bust right Rev: Odoacer's monogram (letters ODOVA: “Odovacar”) within wreath Mint: Ravenna Date: 476-493 AD Ref: RIC X 3502 10 mm, 0.85 grams
  3. I bought this coin from you around that time so I’m guessing it was part of your collection purge. I particularly like it for the fact that it was originally (before it came into your possession) from the same auction as my Athens tetradrachm in 2019, and the Trajan-esque face. Marcian, Eastern Roman Empire AV solidus Obv: D N MARCIA-NVS P F AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman Rev: VICTORI-A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long jeweled cross, star in right field Mint: Constantinople Mintmark: CONOB Date: 450-457 AD Ref: RIC 510 Size: 4.46 gr., 21 mm
  4. Just over a day left before auctions wrap up. Thanks for looking.
  5. I can’t find the link to The Cabinet; I’ve looked all over. Maybe it’s a mobile issue? So I’ll post the links to a Nero denarius and Commodus sestertius here in the meantime. And I’ll also post an NGC MS-70 2023 Peace dollar that I’m offering in case anyone is interested in some US silver. All three auctions end this Sunday 3/17 just after 9 PM EDT/6 PM PDT. Nero denarius: https://www.ebay.com/itm/186337970661 Commodus sestertius: https://www.ebay.com/itm/186337991929 2023 Peace NGC MS-70 (brown label): https://www.ebay.com/itm/186337958474
  6. Good to know, thanks again! What are the usual mints for cobs? Potosi? Mexico City?
  7. These two exposed spots look like pure silver (no BD was there) This area was covered with light BD. Silver underneath but the edges around it have a bit of pink/orange (copper?). This spot of metal is pink/orange, but it did not have BD. I’m thinking that perhaps the dark patina itself has traces of copper that’s attracted BD (assuming it was BD), or maybe the coin was buried/stored with copper coins, and due to environmental conditions those coins leeched some of their copper onto my coin, or possibly these cobs were minted with some copper in them (what’s the usual silver purity of these?).
  8. So it arrived today. Seems real in hand but I thought it was odd that it had a few minor patches of what looked to be bronze disease. I’ve since removed them. Did Spanish cobs have any copper in them? @robinjojo
  9. Thanks so much for the information and help! And that’s a very nice 8 reales. Definitely a collecting goal of mine to get one of my own.
  10. So I had recently fallen into a bit of a rabbit hole reading and learning about the Golden Age of Piracy and wanted to acquire a coin that could have circulated in the Caribbean at that time. I conducted some brief internet research in how to identify fakes and also looking up authentic examples for comparison. It still feels kind of impulsive but I ended up buying this 1710 2 reales cob from Lima. It weighs 5.58 grams, around a gram under full-weight examples, but I attribute this to its corroded state which indicates it could have been sea salvage. It looks like it might have some small spots of horn silver as well (can silver coins develop horn silver underwater?). And the strike looks uneven (more noticeable underneath the pillars on the reverse). The shape resembles a few authentic examples I saw and the legends match up so I’m fairly certain it is authentic, but given my very limited knowledge some doubt remains. Thanks for any help with this. (Seller’s photos, will update with my own when it arrives)
  11. Closing in on a month with my coin. Stuck in ISC NY since Jan 29.
  12. Here’s my only Umayyad dirham for reference. Under Yazid II, Umayyad Caliphate AR dirham Obv: (center, in Arabic) "There is no God but Allah. He has no equal" (in margins, in Arabic) “In the name of Allah. this Dirham was struck in Wasit in the year two and one hundred” (AH 102) Rev: (center, in Arabic) "Allah is One God. The eternal and indivisible, who has not begotten, and has not been begotten and never is there His equal" (in margins, in Arabic) “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it” Mint: Wasit Date: 720-721 AD Ref: Klat 695
  13. The style looks more Umayyad to me, but that’s all I know. The year it was struck is on the obverse, that can narrow it down for sure.
  14. Lol I saw these three also and I thought, “No way CGB believes these are authentic. They must have made a mistake.”
  15. Researching these a bit it seems the standard weight for these should be 4.25-4.3 grams, but what is the overall normal tolerance/range for Abbasid-era dinars that are not clipped or otherwise damaged? I see many that are like 4.15, 4.17, etc that at most have a bit of wear but don’t look damaged or at least to me don’t looked clipped. Thanks for any information on this!
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