CoinTalk ancient-coin threads, part 2 (Go to Part 1)
   Excerpted from CT's ancients forum. They are a personal selection from posts began August 16 to October 13, 2019. Many topics are not addressed on this page, but CT has a good search engine and you can probably find posts on any topic you have in mind. For current threads, see here: https://www.cointalk.com/forums/ancients/ .  Search at the upper right.

  Threads are linked to because, in my opinion, they
1)  Illustrate a collectable theme 
2)  Respond to concerns many collectors have
3)  Go deeper into some interesting topic you have heard of but don't know much about 
4)  Have an especially informative initial post

They are categorized as for Beginners, about general Roman and particular emperors, about both Roman and Greek,  Byzantineother seriesMedieval.

 

Beginners  (See page 1 for threads about how to begin collecting ancient coins)

Ancients as an Investment
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/ancients-an-alternative-asset.346400/
    My own page on coins as an investment:  http://augustuscoins.com/ed/numis/investment.html


Avoiding fakes
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/spotting-fake-ancients.344936/
   My own page on avoiding fakes on eBay:  http://augustuscoins.com/ed/numis/fakes.html

 

Roman, mostly Particular Emperors

The rape of the Sabine Women (Republican coins)
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/the-rape-of-the-sabine-women.345394/

Caesar's elephant and snake
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/caesars-elephant-and-snake-what-do-they-mean.343865/

Domitian
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/the-first-year-denarii-of-domitian.345758/

Trajan: the Best Emperor and the Mystery of the River God
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/trajan-the-best-emperor-and-the-mystery-of-the-river-god.318843/

Hadrian visits Africa 
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/hadrian-benefactor-of-africa.347308/

Antoninus Pius
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/otd-in-86-ce-mr-perfect-is-born-but-does-anybody-really-care-about-antoninus-pius.347167/

Julia Domna
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/mat-avgg-mat-sen-m-patr.342635/#post-3651373

Trajan Decius DIVI series
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/ancients-trajan-decius-the-divi-series.296342/

Severina, wife of Aurelian
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/severina-possibly-the-1st-and-only-woman-to-rule-classical-rome-in-her-own-name.298983/

Crispus, son of Constantine
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/crispus-the-rapist.348131/

Titus restored types of earlier emperors
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/my-titus-restoration-collection-grows-%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6%E2%80%A6.347778/

The Roman mint of Lugdunum (Lyons)
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/the-lugdunum-mint-challenge.347454/

Figures viewed from the rear
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/ancients-from-the-bottom-up-or-tons-of-buns.343447/

VOTA coins of the Roman Empire
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/vota-coins-of-the-roman-empire.345025/

Coins that are unusually-well-rendered for the type
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/unusually-well-rendered-for-the-type.334751/

 

 

Greek and Roman

Coins with Pegaus
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/fly-me-to-the-moon-and-let-me-play-amongst-the-pegasus.341663/

Unusual headgear
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/weird-headgear-silly-crowns-and-ludicrous-diadems-if-you-got-them-go-ahead.347140/

 

Byzantine:
A Introduction to Byzantine Coins
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/introduction-to-byzantine-coins-491-1453.345591/

Late Byzantine cup-shaped coins
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/the-trouble-with-t%CC%B6r%CC%B6i%CC%B6b%CC%B6b%CC%B6l%CC%B6e%CC%B6s%CC%B6-trachys.308085/


Other Series:

Indo-Sasanian coins evolve from Sasanian coins of Peroz
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/indo-sassanian-the-evolution-of-the-gadhaiya-paisa.348516/


 

Medieval

Coins of the Normans
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/medieval-some-thoughts-on-the-normans-and-their-coins.297556/

Coins from all of Spain's history before 1500
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/finally-dived-into-a-collecting-area-ive-been-looking-forward-to-for-a-long-time.345957/

Coins of the Vikings
https://www.cointalk.com/threads/used-and-abused-coins-and-the-vikings.346862/


 


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