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Coin drawing, now and then: A well-known didrachm from Campania


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This is by far my most expensive coin, I bought it around 5 months ago. The type is very well-known, featuring the nymph Parthenope on the obverse and Achelous, a river god portraited as a man faced bull, on the reverse. 

In 1718, a german numismatist published a book about recent discoveries in ancient numismatics. I was happy to find one of my coins in the plates, a didrachm:

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And since I do a bit of drawing myself, here is my own drawing (I'm not really good at it 😂)

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It might also be important to mention that the book I have is a reprint of the original. 

Now feel free to post your coins that have been drawn by either you, or another artist!

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On 5/28/2022 at 12:09 AM, Etcherdude said:

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Illustrator drawn insert labels for Lighthouse holders.

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Thats a really nice idea! I might have to do something similar now 😅 The Diocletian looks very realistic, I did a drawing of his collegue Maximian some time ago. 

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Great drawings! @Leo, your renderings are especially impressive and do a wonderful job of conveying the coin design and style!

Here are some drawings I did for an informational table a while back.

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... and my Themistokles coin for good measure.

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IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum
Themistokles, AR Hemiobol, struck ca. 465-459 BC
Dia.: 8 mm
Wt.: 0.24 g
Obv.: Head of Hephaistos right, wearing laureate pilos; Θ-E flanking /
Rev.: ΘE monogram in dotted square border within incuse square.
Ref.: Nollé & Wenninger 5a; Cahn & Gerin 8 = SNG München 585; SNG Copenhagen; 
Very rare.
Ex Plankenhorn Collection of Ionian Coins

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Not so much of a drawing, but my attempt at making intaglios like they did back in the day.

Septimius Severus

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Vespasian

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Nero

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This one went wobbly (can you guess who?)

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I also tried making a facing bust of Medusa,

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And a replication of a Soloi stater, the wax die on the right broke when I was taking an impression! 

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4 hours ago, JayAg47 said:

Not so much of a drawing, by my attempt at making intaglios like they did back in the day.

Septimius Severus

1901610337_imp1.jpg.c10c38702e00af42f682bcc2b50150ae.jpg

Vespasian

imp2.jpg.14a866a29ce57fa697efdf0a1da64274.jpg

Nero

imp3.jpg.ea3412b231f018940b78c55901ccfff8.jpg

This one went wobbly (can you guess who?)

IMG-2531.jpg.be69d8856583f94a7ab4fd64af567283.jpg

I also tried making a facing bust of Medusa,

IMG-2534.jpg.b0e1fb3a28bff43f06ab5da8a1d19c05.jpg

And a replication of a Soloi stater, the wax die on the right broke when I was taking an impression! 

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Great work, the Aoloi stater in particular! For the last roman, I'd guess Nerva because of the very pronounced nose 😁

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