I was always captivated by these 3 ladies of Capua. During the occupation of Capua, Hannibal promised the Magistrates that should he...
Truly beautiful silver Sabina, Ken! I, like you, tend to have a greater affinity for the bronze, but I wouldn't have passed that coin up...
My Faustina Jr
The only other non-mythological ladies in my collection (apparently they are grossly under-represented):
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Otacilia Severa (wife of Philip I, mother of Philip II). AR antoninianus, Rome, 249 CE; 21mm, 3.69g, 12h. RIC IV 125c, RSC 4....
A few ladies who I don't feel get quite as much credit as they deserve
Faustina the Younger, Roman Empire, sestertius, ca. 161–164 AD, Rome mint. Obv: [F]AVSTINA AVGV[STA], diademed portrait right....
Wow, both of those provincials are incredible, Jochen. I especially love the composition of the Philippopolis's reverse.
I have to say,...
Dear Friends of ancient mythology!
I once had a time when I was hunting for coins with river gods. The following coins originate from this...
Hadrian (117-138 A.D.)
Type: AE Drachm, 32mm 24.42 grams
Obverse: AVT KAI TPAI AAPIA CEB, Laureate draped and...
Queen Philistis of Syracuse is probably idealized in this portrait, but if not, she was very glamorous.
This one has a disco dance party going on the pediment:
Maxentius as Augustus, AD 307-312.
Roman billon follis, 6.53 g, 24.6 mm, 10...
Very nice, AA! The reverse is wonderfully detailed and the she-wolf and twins look very cosy in that pediment. :)
Despite its doubling and flat spots, the wolf pediment is my favorite Maxentius. It is AQP.
There are several others that have...
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