Since leopard literally means "spotted lion" in Greek, the term in ancient times referred to spotted big cats in particular. The Greeks and Romans...
That's interesting. The "misspelling" suggests the initial V in VRVG was pronounced as a voiced labial fricative V (the unvoiced being F), not as...
Photographing coins in the overhead sunlight. No new coins to show, just a few oldies of Julia Domna:
Neat post, @Ocatarinetabellatchitchix ! Do you have this book? I think you'd enjoy it.
That's interesting and fun!
That's a great little coin, @Sulla80 ! Fantastic strike on that reverse type and an interesting and very informative write-up! I hope it's...
Nice! And scarcer than the sestertius version.
If you like Women of the Caesars, you'll enjoy this one by @Jasper Burns !
How fun, @Dobbin ! Congratulations on attributing the little thing! Very nice thing for @Victor_Clark to do, too! The folks at this board are THE...
I like these quadrantes. Here's one with a right-facing she-wolf:
Trajan, AD 98-117.
Roman Æ quadrans, 3.68 g, 16.4 mm, 6 h.
In general, denarii and sestertii of Julia Mamaea are plentiful, but while not rare, the middle bronzes of this empress appear less frequently on...
Diocletian, AD 284-305.
Roman billon tetradrachm, 19.2 mm, 7.24 g, 12 h.
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 285-6.
Obv: Α Κ Γ ΟVΑΛ ΔΙΟΚΛΗΤΙΑΝΟC...
I have only one coin with this reverse type:
Caracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198.
Roman AR denarius, 2.46 g, 18.5 mm, 12 h.
Rome, AD 198.
That's a neat one, @Nathan401 ! I like that youthful, beardless Asklepios -- he must have been only an intern! ;)
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