All fun n games til someone gets stabbed with a spear.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by randygeki, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Picked up a few more Fel Temps. This first is just a decent small example that I mainly liked for it being rosette-diademed


    Constantius II
    rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
    no beard, Phrygian helmet, reaching
    SMK Gamma
    Cyzikus 105/111

    The 2nd was a bit more difficult to come by, but has damage; listed as a "gaming token."It was a type I've been trying to get and I find gaming tokens interesting. I got a decent price on it and seen worse go for more.

    Constantius II, AE3, 22mm, Rome mint. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe, N behind bust / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor nimbate and in military dress, with shield on left arm, on horseback galloping right, thrusting his spear at two barbarians wearing Phrygian helmets, who kneel before him with their arms raised towards him. N in right field. Mintmark R dot S. RIC VIII Rome 184 Rare
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  3. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Nice pick ups Randy. Gaming piece...backgammon or checkers? :)
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Always a fan of your fallen horsemen @randygeki . Keep em coming :)
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Neat & great finds, Randy.
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  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    KILLER finds @randygeki !!!

    LOL, what a GREAT thread name! Kinda like the old JARTS Game!

    I REALLY laughed out loud!!!


    RI Constantius Gallus Caesar 351-354 AE21 FEL TEMP REPARATIO soldier-spearing-fallen-horseman RIC 348 Siscia
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  7. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Ooh, I really like that one repurposed as a gaming token.
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  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Love the Cyzikus example!
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  9. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    That's pretty cool RG, that "3" piece is interesting!
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  10. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    I've been looking for an emperor-on-horseback FEL TEMP for years bu have yet to find one. Congratulations on a great score.
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  11. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    That gaming token is pretty cool. As far as outré FEL TEMPS go, I have this imitative example, probably struck in the region of the Danubian limes. Robinson categorized Roman coins into six classes - one official, five unofficial, in increasing degrees of separation from high Roman style. This one probably falls somewhere between Semi-Barbarous (types and legends still recognizable) and Barbarous (wide divergence in types and legends). The type and legends are obviously still quite recognizable as an FH, but the style is definitely pushing it into the next category, particularly on the reverse...

    fh imitation.jpg
  12. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Thanks all. I was pretty excited to win it.

    Thats a neat one. It's cool when you can tell which mint they imitate.
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