Valentinian Posted August 30, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 30, 2022 I wonder how many of you take notes on what is out there that you might collect. Do you keep a paper (or digital) want list? Or, is your want list all in your head? Or, maybe you don't plan much in advance and just buy what pleases you at the moment. Long ago I used to take copious paper notes on what I saw in paper catalogs that I might like and what they cost (This note taking was largely made obsolete by the web and especially acsearch). I took extensive notes on Roman imperial historical types (made obsolete by Roman Historical Coins by Foss). A simple example might be all the types of the animal series struck for the 1000th anniversary of Rome under Philip. I still take lots of notes on any mini-series I might collect. Now I can make web pages that incorporate the information I assemble. It's my updated version of "notes" that I share with others. For years I have been interested in AE coins of Diocletian (284-305) and later. I have very many web pages on them, each of which is like notes on a theme that might be collected. Here is my latest page which is simply a list of emperors and mints that issued GENIO POPVLI ROMANI types, linked to pages with images of them.http://augustuscoins.com/ed/tetrarchy/GPRtypes.html Here is one example of the common GENIO POPVLI ROMANI type: Maximian, Cyzicus mint. 28 mm. 9.17 grams.IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG KΔ in exergueRIC Cyzicus 12a "c.295-296" If you know very little about coins of the First Tetrarchy, that new page is not the place to start. An introductory page is here:http://augustuscoins.com/ed/tetrarchy/ If you want to skip the introduction, here is a page of links to pages about coins of the era:http://augustuscoins.com/ed/tetrarchy/extra.htmlI'd love to hear if you have a written want list, and if you take notes and what types of notes they are. 15 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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