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Dear Fiorists,

The summer heat is taking its toll on us. What could be more refreshing than to cool down a little with discounts? In agreement with the forum administrators, we have made an exclusive offer for the forum users of "Numismatic Forums" for the opening of my VCoins shop.

For orders from 1 to 500 Euros, there is a discount of 15% on the order total. For orders of 500 Euro or more, there is a discount of 10% on the order total.

How does it work?

1. fill your shopping cart as you wish.
2. start the order process, select the payment method.
3. if your shopping cart is filled up to 500 Euro, enter the voucher code Numis15, if your shopping cart is filled more than 500 Euro, enter the voucher code Numis10. The discount will be deducted automatically.
4. complete the order.

After the order we will contact you shortly and ask you for your forum account name.

 

This promotion can be used more than once. This is not a one-time voucher, you can order as often as you like.
The summertime promotion runs from today until 31.07.2022.

Since in "the Cabinet" the action has gone somewhat under - I would like to draw attention again here in an extra thread on the action.
And therefore I would like to extend the action again for the forum users. The action is now valid until Sunday 07 August 2022.

 

You can find our shop on VCoins here:
YOTHR VCoins

 

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A short video film says more than (edited) pictures. 

We are therefore gradually providing a small video clip for each of our coins. It will take some time until a clip is available for all coins - but in about 1-2 weeks there should also be a small film for each coin.

So if you are considering a coin but there is no clip yet, feel free to write to me - then the coin will be brought forward. So anyone who wants to - get in touch - and they'll also get a film to go with it.

 

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I would like to thank all collectors and buyers for their trust - and wish you much pleasure with your new coins. If you have any questions - if you need any pictures or videos - just let me know.

If there is another action planned - I will post it here in the thread.

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  • YOTHR changed the title to UPDATE: YOTHR Summertime Hunting Game on Sunday 14.08.22
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UPDATE: YOTHR Summertime Hunting Game on Sunday 14.08.22

The summer is still going on, big auctions will not be held until September. So I thought - it would be nice to do a little game and puzzle - or let's say - a little hunt.

In my shop, on any coin, somewhere in the description I will hide the word "Numis Forums".

The first person to find the coin, the place where it was found - will receive a shopping voucher of 50 euros in my shop!

 

The competition starts tomorrow, Sunday 14 August 22.
Start time is 18:00 Germany (13:00 New York Time).

 

Whoever finds the coin sends me a private message here in the forum. Copy the title of the coin, the article number or take a screenshot. Tell me in the personal message - where you found the word. The winner is the first person to send me a private message (timestamp entry PN).

The winner will be published here in the thread.

 

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One or two more pieces of information.
1. the voucher can only be redeemed in our VCoins shop.
2. the voucher is valid for 1 year.
3. there is no minimum order value.
4. the voucher cannot be cashed out.
5. credit cannot be paid out. If you order a coin for 30 euros, as an example, the remaining amount cannot be paid out or used for other orders.
6. the voucher is unique for one order.

 

The countdown is on - about 7 hours until the start.

VCoins Shop

 

 

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And the Winner is...!

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Someone was very diligent in their search and was the quickest to get a hit!

Congratulations and a 50 Euro voucher goes to the user:

@SimonW


This also concludes the hunting game. 
Thank you for your participation!

 

Hmmm... next time I'll come up with something significantly more difficult 😄 

 

 

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  • YOTHR changed the title to UPDATE: YOTHR - Start in autumn Gift 09/01/2022

Update Friday 09/02/22

 

Hello dear forum members...

Autumn is starting - many things in the world are uncertain. With all the news, I would like to surprise the next orderer from the forum with a small gift.

If someone orders something from our shop (no minimum order value) he will get two things for free.

1. free delivery (with tracking and insurance)
2. a small gift worth 25 USD / EUR

This offer will be given to the first person who takes advantage of it - so it is only available once! As soon as it has been claimed - it will be published here.

How does it work? 
Send me a PN here with your name and which item you would like to order. After that you will get the confirmation and you can order the item in the VCoins shop. 

 

So if you wanted to order something from us anyway - here is perhaps a small gift for you.

Our VCoins Shop:
https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/yoshua_three_coins-315/ancient-coins/Default.aspx?#!/Home 

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Received my coin from YOTHR yesterday along with the gift! I was very pleased with the ease of communication and the speed of shipment. Here is what I received (gift on right):


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The coin I purchased is a Tetradrachm of Trajan from Antioch: RPC III 3542, McAlee 471 (this coin). It is from the Richard McAlee collection and is illustrated in his book, "The Coins of Roman Antioch". YOTHR also includes videos with many of his coins; mine can be seen here: 

 

Thank you YOTHR! Looking forward to buying from you again.

-PatrickS

 

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  • YOTHR changed the title to 17/09/22 UPDATE: YOTHR - Big autumn Winning Game - the 12 tasks of Hercules

Big autumn Winning Game - the 12 tasks of Hercules

 

Hello dear forum users...

the days are getting shorter, the weather more uncomfortable - at least on our side of the globe. Time to start our autumn competition today. The competition starts today on Saturday 17.09.22 and ends on Saturday 15.10.22 at midnight (24:00 German time). On Sunday 16.10.22 the three winners will be announced (with their anonymous forum account names). 

All entrants (with the correct answers) will be entered into an Excel list with consecutive numbers. Each participant (with all correct answers) will thus receive a kind of lottery number. The numbers for places 1 to 3 are then determined by computer and random generator.

First place: 60.00 EUR voucher (+ 10 Euro if you get all 13 questions right)
Second place: 30.00 EUR voucher (+ 10 Euro if you get all 13 questions right)
Third place: 15.00 EUR voucher (+ 10 Euro if you get all 13 questions right)

Everybody is allowed to participate. The legal process is excluded. The respective voucher can be used once. A complete or partial payout is not possible. It is also not possible to pass on or combine the vouchers. One voucher can be used per order.

There are now 12 tasks to solve. You will find the solutions with our coins (current and sold) or on the internet with the appropriate research. You can find our VCoins shop (where you can also redeem the vouchers you have won) here.

Our VCoins Store: https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/yoshua_three_coins-315/ancient-coins/Default.aspx?#!/Home 

If you have solved all 12 tasks, please send us a private message via the forum, contact us via the VCoins Shop - or simply send us an email directly: yoshuathreecoins@vcoins.com. 

The answer should look something like this:

1. task
Answer

2. task
Answer
...

 

Feel like Hercules - and complete the 12 tasks!

1. Task
Under Emperor Gordianus III, a denarius was apparently issued for the wedding to his wife Tranquillina. Who is depicted on the reverse of the denarius and what is the Latin inscription?

2. Task
In our shop you will find a denarius with Antoninus Pius on the obverse and Marcus Aurelius on the reverse of the coin. Let's assume that the date of minting in OCRE RIC is correct - and the year of birth of Marcus Aurelius in Wikipedia is also correct. Question: how old was Marcus Aurelius when this denarius was minted?

3. Task
Antiochos VIII Epiphanes Philometor Kallinikos was a regent of the Seleucid Empire. What was his nickname - and what did this nickname mean?

4. Task
In 82/81 BC the Moneyers C. Annius T.f. T.n. and Fabius L.f. Hispaniensis minted a denarius of the Roman Republic with a deity that rarely made it onto coins. Which deity was depicted on the obverse of the denarius? 

5. Task
The Metellians (Latin Caecilii Metelli) with the nomen Caecilius Metellus were one of the most important and wealthiest plebeian families in the Roman Republic. They belonged to the ancient Roman gender (gens) of the Caecilians and had great political importance from the 3rd century BC until the end of the Republic. Members of the family held every office of the cursus honorum and held numerous military commands. On many of their coins (Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, Marcus Caecilius Metellus, Gaius Caecilius Metellus Caprarius, Lucius Caecilius Metellus Diadematus etc.) one saw the "family mascot" depicted. Which animal is this?

6. Task
In our shop there is (active or sold) a Byzantine solidus with the reference "Sear 1751". Question: which two rulers are depicted on one side of the coin - and from which dynasty do they come?

7. Task
Among the Flavians there is a depiction of a lightly clothed Venus leaning against a column on the reverse of a denarius of Julia Titi - for example RIC II Part 1 (second edition) Titus 388. What is the name of the empress from the House of Severians who had received an almost identical Venus reverse depiction on her denarius coinage?

8. Task
In the "Magna Graecia" period, typical silver coins came from Tarentum (Calabria) with the depiction of Taras (or Phalantos) riding a sea creature on the reverse of the coins. Which sea creature is this?

9. Task
In the region of ancient Anatolia, a very ancient deity whose origins are said to date back to 3000BC was worshipped. Especially on coinages from Antiochia ad Pisidiam, this god found his way onto the backs of provincial coinages. In our shop you can find two examples on coins, once with the reference SNG France 1117 and with the reference Krzyzanowska XXV/46. Even today many details about the exact origin and practice of the cult are unclear. Question: what is the name of this deity?

10. Task
A famous Dupondius from Nemausus (Gallia Narbonensis) shows the emperor Caesar Divi filius Augustus and Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa on the obverse in the years 10-14 AD. Agrippa looks to the left, Augustus to the right. The inscription reads: IMP DIVI F P P. On the reverse we see the inscription: COL NEM, a palm-shoot and a reptile. Question: which animal is this?

11. Task
A denarius of the Roman Republic from 54 BC shows the bust of Libertas on the obverse and Lucius Junius Brutus walking left, between two lictors carrying fasces and preceded by an accensus on the reverse (Crawford RRC Crawford RRC 433/1). There is a famous gold coin which is said to have taken this reverse of the silver denarius as its "model". This gold coin is said to show Brutus accompanied by two lictors on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse. Question: What is this gold coin popularly called? By what name is it known? 

12. Task
The mint of Caesarea Eusebia (Cappadocia) is best known for the depiction of a mountain on the reverse of its coins. What is the name of the mountain depicted here on the coins?

Optional 13. Task (for Heros)
There is a nice anecdote in the early days of the reign of Septimius Severus. For a long time, Septimius Severus had to fight against his adversaries Didius Julianus, Clodius Albinus - but above all against Pescennius Niger. When he had finally defeated all his rivals for the Roman throne and was the sole emperor, he embarked on a journey to Africa. He visited a city on whose archway there was still an old inscription "Τοῦ κυρίου Νίγρου ἡ πόλις" - translated roughly as "the city for our master Niger". The city authorities feared the wrath of Septimius Severus at the sight of the inscription. The city officials then explained to Severus that the inscription meant "the city is owned by the master of the Niger" - so of course it meant Septimius Severus. Question: Which city was this?

 

 

If any tasks are described badly or incomprehensibly - please let me know.
Or if there are any other ambiguities. Please write a PN or email.

And now I wish you happy guessing and good luck!

 

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I will keep bringing the thread up every few days - so that no one overlooks or misses the game - and everyone has an equal chance.

 

Big autumn Winning Game - the 12 tasks of Hercules

 

Hello dear forum users...

the days are getting shorter, the weather more uncomfortable - at least on our side of the globe. Time to start our autumn competition today. The competition starts today on Saturday 17.09.22 and ends on Saturday 15.10.22 at midnight (24:00 German time). On Sunday 16.10.22 the three winners will be announced (with their anonymous forum account names). 

All entrants (with the correct answers) will be entered into an Excel list with consecutive numbers. Each participant (with all correct answers) will thus receive a kind of lottery number. The numbers for places 1 to 3 are then determined by computer and random generator.

First place: 60.00 EUR voucher (+ 10 Euro if you get all 13 questions right)
Second place: 30.00 EUR voucher (+ 10 Euro if you get all 13 questions right)
Third place: 15.00 EUR voucher (+ 10 Euro if you get all 13 questions right)

Everybody is allowed to participate. The legal process is excluded. The respective voucher can be used once. A complete or partial payout is not possible. It is also not possible to pass on or combine the vouchers. One voucher can be used per order.

There are now 12 tasks to solve. You will find the solutions with our coins (current and sold) or on the internet with the appropriate research. You can find our VCoins shop (where you can also redeem the vouchers you have won) here.

Our VCoins Store: https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/yoshua_three_coins-315/ancient-coins/Default.aspx?#!/Home 

If you have solved all 12 tasks, please send us a private message via the forum, contact us via the VCoins Shop - or simply send us an email directly: yoshuathreecoins@vcoins.com. 

The answer should look something like this:

1. task
Answer

2. task
Answer
...

 

Feel like Hercules - and complete the 12 tasks!

1. Task
Under Emperor Gordianus III, a denarius was apparently issued for the wedding to his wife Tranquillina. Who is depicted on the reverse of the denarius and what is the Latin inscription?

2. Task
In our shop you will find a denarius with Antoninus Pius on the obverse and Marcus Aurelius on the reverse of the coin. Let's assume that the date of minting in OCRE RIC is correct - and the year of birth of Marcus Aurelius in Wikipedia is also correct. Question: how old was Marcus Aurelius when this denarius was minted?

3. Task
Antiochos VIII Epiphanes Philometor Kallinikos was a regent of the Seleucid Empire. What was his nickname - and what did this nickname mean?

4. Task
In 82/81 BC the Moneyers C. Annius T.f. T.n. and Fabius L.f. Hispaniensis minted a denarius of the Roman Republic with a deity that rarely made it onto coins. Which deity was depicted on the obverse of the denarius? 

5. Task
The Metellians (Latin Caecilii Metelli) with the nomen Caecilius Metellus were one of the most important and wealthiest plebeian families in the Roman Republic. They belonged to the ancient Roman gender (gens) of the Caecilians and had great political importance from the 3rd century BC until the end of the Republic. Members of the family held every office of the cursus honorum and held numerous military commands. On many of their coins (Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, Marcus Caecilius Metellus, Gaius Caecilius Metellus Caprarius, Lucius Caecilius Metellus Diadematus etc.) one saw the "family mascot" depicted. Which animal is this?

6. Task
In our shop there is (active or sold) a Byzantine solidus with the reference "Sear 1751". Question: which two rulers are depicted on one side of the coin - and from which dynasty do they come?

7. Task
Among the Flavians there is a depiction of a lightly clothed Venus leaning against a column on the reverse of a denarius of Julia Titi - for example RIC II Part 1 (second edition) Titus 388. What is the name of the empress from the House of Severians who had received an almost identical Venus reverse depiction on her denarius coinage?

8. Task
In the "Magna Graecia" period, typical silver coins came from Tarentum (Calabria) with the depiction of Taras (or Phalantos) riding a sea creature on the reverse of the coins. Which sea creature is this?

9. Task
In the region of ancient Anatolia, a very ancient deity whose origins are said to date back to 3000BC was worshipped. Especially on coinages from Antiochia ad Pisidiam, this god found his way onto the backs of provincial coinages. In our shop you can find two examples on coins, once with the reference SNG France 1117 and with the reference Krzyzanowska XXV/46. Even today many details about the exact origin and practice of the cult are unclear. Question: what is the name of this deity?

10. Task
A famous Dupondius from Nemausus (Gallia Narbonensis) shows the emperor Caesar Divi filius Augustus and Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa on the obverse in the years 10-14 AD. Agrippa looks to the left, Augustus to the right. The inscription reads: IMP DIVI F P P. On the reverse we see the inscription: COL NEM, a palm-shoot and a reptile. Question: which animal is this?

11. Task
A denarius of the Roman Republic from 54 BC shows the bust of Libertas on the obverse and Lucius Junius Brutus walking left, between two lictors carrying fasces and preceded by an accensus on the reverse (Crawford RRC Crawford RRC 433/1). There is a famous gold coin which is said to have taken this reverse of the silver denarius as its "model". This gold coin is said to show Brutus accompanied by two lictors on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse. Question: What is this gold coin popularly called? By what name is it known? 

12. Task
The mint of Caesarea Eusebia (Cappadocia) is best known for the depiction of a mountain on the reverse of its coins. What is the name of the mountain depicted here on the coins?

Optional 13. Task (for Heros)
There is a nice anecdote in the early days of the reign of Septimius Severus. For a long time, Septimius Severus had to fight against his adversaries Didius Julianus, Clodius Albinus - but above all against Pescennius Niger. When he had finally defeated all his rivals for the Roman throne and was the sole emperor, he embarked on a journey to Africa. He visited a city on whose archway there was still an old inscription "Τοῦ κυρίου Νίγρου ἡ πόλις" - translated roughly as "the city for our master Niger". The city authorities feared the wrath of Septimius Severus at the sight of the inscription. The city officials then explained to Severus that the inscription meant "the city is owned by the master of the Niger" - so of course it meant Septimius Severus. Question: Which city was this?

 

 

If any tasks are described badly or incomprehensibly - please let me know.
Or if there are any other ambiguities. Please write a PN or email.

And now I wish you happy guessing and good luck!

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27 minutes ago, Kaleun96 said:

@YOTHR are you no longer on Vcoins? I see you've popped up on MA-Shops though, I'm guess they have a better fee structure or something?

Yes, it is. It's all good. But I redesigned all the images and deleted all the old ones and there was a problem with all the records. And now I'm so busy I don't know what to do first - because the same time my MA-Shop starts. I have to reorganise everything and hope to be finished by the weekend - then the VCoins Store will be available again.

Until then, you can find us / me at the MA shop: 
https://www.ma-shops.de/weiss/ 

From the weekend on, the VCoins Shop should be complete again. 

 


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Important information.
As I am currently having problems with my VCoins Shop and it will not be up and running again until the weekend - I am extending the submission deadline and the draw by one week! The deadline is now 22.10. (and not 15.10.). So you have one week more time for the Hercules tasks.

 

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Good news for the weekend - the VCoins Store (Database) now all ready available again - or short: the Vcoins Store online again:
https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/yoshua_three_coins-315/ancient-coins/Default.aspx?#!/Home 

We need now 1-2 days to synchronize the complete new datas from MA-Shop and Vcoins... so in the next 1-2 days you find more new coins at MA-Shop. But start next week this will be finished all. But - for the 12 tasks of the Hercules, a look in the VCoins Store is enough - there (or on the internet) you will find everything to solve the tasks. Have fun and good luck at the end!

 

PS: But - it remains the case - it has already been promised now. The closing date and the end of the 12 tasks of Hercules now remains Saturday 22.10.2022.

 

 

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