Ancient father and son combo to celebrate father's day

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  1. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Happy Father's day to all the other dads here. Being dad is not an easy job, but it's the most rewarding experience in the world. I hope you all have a great Father's Day with your children. Let's see some father and son coins to celebrate father's day.

    Philip I Ant 246AD (1).jpg
    Philip I

    Philip II denarius.jpg
    Philip II
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  3. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Vespasian with Titus and Domitian. RIC 1395.

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  4. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Happy Fathers' Day (if applicable)!

    Here's a father & son, and father & son, and father & son coin. :D (4 generations: Leo III, Constantine V, Leo IV, and Constantine VI.)
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  5. arnoldoe

    arnoldoe Well-Known Member

    My Philip I + II..
    both have provenance going back to the same auction in 1942.
    phil 11.jpg

    My avatar also has a father + son with Constans II and Constantine IV (+ His less important sons on the back)
    constans II.jpg
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  6. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

    Here’s an A-Pi and Faustina II for the fathers and daughters. The A-Pi sestertius was the first ancient coin my son ever handled, when he was 1 month old back in 2012.

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  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    The Roman imperial period is full of father-son combos, but I'm going to limit myself to just a couple of "barracks emperors" so as to allow others to participate.

    Trebonianus Gallus and his son, Volusian:

    Trebonianus Gallus PIETAS AVGG antoninianus Rome.jpg
    Trebonianus Gallus, AD 251-253.
    Roman AR antoninianus, 3.95 g, 22.2 mm, 12 h.
    Rome, 3rd officina, 3rd emission, AD 252.
    Obv: IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: PIETAS AVGG, Pietas, veiled, standing left, raising both arms; star in right field.
    Refs: RIC 42; RSC 84a; RCV 9642; Hunter 12; ERIC II 83.

    Volusian, 251-253.
    Roman billon antoninianus; 3.21 g, 20.6 mm.
    Rome mint, 5th officina. 5th emission, mid AD 253.
    Obv: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: P M TR P IIII COS II, emperor standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding short scepter.
    Refs: RIC 141; Cohen 94; Sear 9793; Hunter 3.

    Two dads and three sons -- Valerian I, his son Gallienus, and his sons Valerian II and Saloninus:

    Valerian I, AD 253-260.
    Roman AR antoninianus, 2.69 g, 21.2 mm, 7 h.
    Colonia Agrippina (Cologne) mint, AD 259-260.
    Obv: VALERIANVS·P·F·AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: DEO VOLKANO, Vulcan standing left within tetrastyle temple, hammer raised in right hand, tongs downward in left.
    Refs: RIC 5 (inaccurately attributed to the Lugdunum mint); Cohen 2 (inaccurately attributed to Valerian II); RSC 50c; Göbl 884d; Hunter IV 56; RCV 9934.

    Gallienus LIBERO P CONS AVG tiger antoninianus.jpg
    Gallienus, 253-268 AD.
    Roman Æ Antoninianus, 2.63 g, 20.8 mm, 5 h.
    Rome Mint, 10th emission, 267-268 AD.
    Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.
    Rev: LIBERO P CONS AVG, tiger walking left, B in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 230K; Göbl 713b; Cohen 586; RCV 10281; Cunetio 1341; Hunter 112.

    Valerian II, Caesar AD 256-258.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 3.14 g, 22.5 mm, 5 h.
    Cologne, AD 257-258.
    Obv: VALERIANVS CAES, radiate and draped bust, right.
    Rev: IOVI CRESCENTI, infant Jupiter seated facing on goat standing right, his right hand raised.
    Refs: RIC 3; Göbl 907e; Cohen 26; RCV 10731; Hunter 9.

    Saloninus, Caesar AD 258-260.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 2.39 g, 22.2 mm, 12 h.
    Cologne, AD 258-260.
    Obv: SALON VALERIANVS CAES, radiate and draped bust, right.
    Rev: PIETAS AVG, lituus, jug, simpulum and sprinkler.
    Refs: RIC 9; Göbl 914e; Cohen 41; RCV 10767; Cunetio 744; Hunter 8.
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  8. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    I suppose Constantine and his offspring would be the obvious one for me, but I'm opting for a less obvious duo:
    Augustus, A.D. 14-37
    Provincial Bronze (AE26)
    Spain, Emerita
    Rev: COL AVGVSTA EMERTA - City gate
    RPC 42
    26mm, 10.9g.

    Son of Tiberius
    Bronze As
    Rome mint, A.D. 21-22
    RIC (Tiberius) 45
    28mm, 9.4g.
  9. Alegandron

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

    Father / Son Combos of 3 Great Empires

    Julius Caesar and P. Sepullius Macer. Ar Denarius Jan. - March 44 BC, 19 mm. 4.1 gm. Obv: CAESAR – DICT PERPETVO Veiled and wreathed head of Caesar r. Rev: P·SEPVLLIVS – MACER Venus standing l., holding Victory and sceptre resting on star. B. Julia 50 and Sepullia 5. C. 39. Sydenham 1074a. Sear Imperators 107e. Crawford, 480/14

    RI Augustus AR Denarius struck 2 BC-14 AD Caius andLucius Caesars stdg shield spear Sear 1578


    Makedon Philip II Tet Pella LIFETIME 353-349 Zeus Horse star spearhd Le Rider 102

    Makedon Alexander III Lifetime Tet Myriandrus mint-Alexandria near Issus


    Persia Achaemenid Empire Darius I 510-486 BCE AR 0.11g 5mm 1/32nd Siglos Persian hero-king in running incuse Klein 758 Rare

    PERSIA Achaemenid Darius I-Xerxes II 485-420 BC AV Daric 14mm 8.3g LydoMilesian Sardes king wearing kidaris kandys quiver spear bow Incuse Carr Type IIIb Group A-B pl XIII 27
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  10. Shea19

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

    Here is Septimius Severus and his boys. I hear they had a bit of a sibling rivalry and had some trouble getting along after dad died.

    Septimius Severus, 193-211 Denarius circa 200-201, AR 19mm., 3.23g. Laureate head r. Rev. RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Severus standing l., sacrificing with patera over tripod and holding spear. RIC 167a.
    Caracalla, 198-217 Denarius circa 210-213, AR 18mm., 3.11g. Laureate head r. Rev. MARTI PROPVGNATORI, Mars hurrying l., holding trophy and spear. RIC 223.


    Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. AR Denarius (19 mm, 3.23 g), Rome, 200-202. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT Bare-headed and draped bust of Geta to right, seen from behind. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS Geta, as prince of the youth, standing left in military attire, holding baton in his right hand and spear with his left; behind, trophy. BMC 234. Cohen 157. RIC 18
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  11. Alegandron

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

    Not Coins...but just as personal as coins for the people of their time. Scarabs were worn as a necklace or a bracelet. They were personal talismans, good luck, and protectors for their daily lives. Here is a cool Father / Son Combo


    SETI I
    Egypt SCARAB Seti I ca ruled 1291-1278 BCE 19th Dynasty

    Egypt Scarab RAMESSES II the Great cartouche 19th Dyn ruled 1279-1213 BCE winged uraeus cobra 4.1g 19mm Gustave Mustaki collection acquired from Egypt in 1948
    Rameses II fought the Hittites (another great Empire) at the Battle of Kadesh... Rameses told everyone HE won, as the Hittites stated THEY won. Lotta dumb mistakes from Rameses II side, but I understand it was really a draw.

    You might know them as these guys...
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  12. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    I just showed it in a thread yesterday, but it fits this thread perfectly, so: This denarius of Vespasian features his sons Titus and Domitian:
    Vespasian and sons.jpg
    This hemidrachm from Persis features Ardashir IV (late 2nd-early 3rd century AD) on the obverse, and his father Minuchtir IV on the reverse:
    Persis Ardashir IV.jpg

    There are no Parthian coins featuring father and son on the same coin, so here are two separate coins. Phraates IV (38-2 BC):
    Phraates IV drachm.jpg
    And his son Phraataces (Little Phraates) (2 BC-4 AD):
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  13. tenbobbit

    tenbobbit Supporter! Supporter

    A common one but it is all I have

    Macrinus & Diadumenian
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  14. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)
    Antioch, Syria
    AR Tetradrachm
    O: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate head right.
    R: (T) ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in r. field, B=Year 2 ( 69-70 AD)
    RPC 1941 (2 spec.)., Cf. Prieur 107-107A

    A RPC group 2 tetradrachm attributed to Antioch, but style wise very similar to Alexandria. RPC speculates the Alexandria style tetradrachms were either struck in Alexandria and then shipped to Antioch, or less likely Alexandrian mint workers were sent to Antioch and produced the coins there. Kevin Butcher speculates these Alexandria style tetradrachms were ordered by the southern Syrian cities from the Alexandria mint for circulation in that part of the province. Of note, Galilee, Samaria, and Judaea were a part of the province of Syria at the time. Interestingly, these tetradrachms in which Titus' portrait is featured on the reverse may have been circulating in the very region where he commanded the legions fighting the Jewish War. Most likely they were struck during the massive military build up before the siege of Jerusalem, providing strong evidence of the important role Titus Caesar held at the time.

    This regnal year 2 type is more commonly seen with a star behind Titus' portrait on the reverse. This is the rarer variant lacking the star.

    Tiberius & Drusus ( 14 - 37 A.D.)
    AR Drachm
    CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia
    O: [TI C]AES AVG PM TRP XXXV, Laureate head of Tiberius right.
    R: DRVSVS CAES TI] AVG F COS II R P, Head of Drusus left.
    Caesarea in Cappadocia mint 33- 34 A.D.
    RIC I 87; RPC I 3622. Syd 46
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  15. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Happy father's day

    Trajan Decius and his two sons




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  16. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Licinius I (RIC VII#155 Arles)-Unlisted-
    Licinius I AE Follis 20mm/3.43gr (Emperors name Misspelled)
    Obverse-IMP LICINVS PF AVG- laureate, cuirassed bust right
    Reverse-REV SOLI INVICTO COMITI- Sol standing right, looking left, chlamys across chest and over his left arm, holding globe and raising right hand. C-S across fields
    Exergue-PARL- minted 313-318AD Arles

    Licinius II (320 ad)Follis.Siscia 3.00gr 20mm dia.
    Obv.LICINIVS IVN NOB C.(Laureate head right)
    Rev.CAESARVM NOSTRORVM (Wreath inscribed VOT.V
    Mintmark (delta)SIS(star)
    RIC VII Siscia #162 (Rated scarce)

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  17. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Roma Invicta

    Michael II the Amorian and Theophilus:


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  18. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    It may be common but it is an outstanding example! Fabulous :)!

    Happy Father's Day, all! :)
  19. BenSi

    BenSi Supporter! Supporter

    Happy Fathers Day! Father, Son and Grandson.

    Alexius I Comnenus 1057 AD-1118 AD
    John II Comnenus 1087 AD-1143 AD
    Manuel I Comnenus 1118AD-1180AD
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  20. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    I can share this father, son, grandson set in Shields (the grandson just showed up on Friday!):

    Antigonos I Monophthalmos
    As king, 306/5-301 BC. Æ Unit (16mm, 4.56 g, 12h). Salamis mint. Struck under Demetrios I Poliorketes. Macedonian shield, boss decorated with facing gorgoneion / Macedonian helmet; kerykeion and monogram to lower left and right. Price 3159 (c. 323-315 BC)


    Demetrios Poliorketes
    Æ15. Amphipolis, circa 294-288 BC. Macedonian shield with monogram in boss / BA-ΣΙ, crested Macedonian helmet, bunch of grapes in left field. Newell, Demetrius 130. 4.24g, 17mm, 10h.


    Macedonian Kingdom. Antigonos II Gonatas. 277/6-239 B.C. Æ

    Happy Father's day!! Hopefully we all get a beer and a nap today
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  21. Jims Coins

    Jims Coins Supporter! Supporter

    PHILIP I AND HIS SON PHILIP II EGB-281 OBV.jpg EGB-281 REV.jpg EH-227 OBV.jpg EH-227 REV.jpg
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