Ancients => Post your Favourite coin and *Favourite tune*

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by stevex6, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    "On Raglan Road", a poem by Patrick Kavanagh ( sung by Luke Kelly, a man blessed with an amazing voice who was sadly dead only 6 years after this.

    Here's an arrival from this week - I don't usually upgrade my coins, but this is infinitely better than what I had already.

    Moneyer: Paullus Aemilius Lepidus
    Obv.: PAVLLVS·LEPIDVS CONCORDIA - Head of Concordia right, wearing veil and diadem
    Rev.: TER PAVLLVS - Trophy; on right, togate figure of L. Aemilius Paullus; on left, three captives (King Perseus of Macedon and his sons)
    Mint: Rome (62 BC)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 3.91g / - / -
    • RSC 10 (Aemilia)
    • Sydenham 926
    • Crawford 415/1
    • BMCRR Rome 3373-5
    • RBW 1497
    Acquisition: Tauler & Fau Online auction Subasta 103 #1293 1-Feb-2022
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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    This thread needs some 1970s Detroit funk/R&B!

    And here's the latest lady to join my numophylacium -- Constantinopolis herself!

    Constantine I, AD 307-337.
    Roman billon centenionalis, 2.76 g, 18.3 mm, 5 h.
    Thessalonica, AD 330-333.
    Obv: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, bust of Constantinopolis, laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, left, holding reversed spear in left hand.
    Rev: Victory, winged, draped, standing left on prow, holding transverse scepter in right hand and shield in left hand; SMTSΔ in exergue.
    Refs: RIC vii, p. 524, 188; Cohen 21; LRBC I 839; RVC 16470.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2022
  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

  5. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    @akeady My Mother (80 now) grew up at 101 Larkhill Road, Whitehall, Dublin.. and I have visited the area's pride and joy... this monument in the green....

    Last edited: Mar 12, 2022
  6. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    A few months ago I mentioned that the official video for Whipping Boy's best song (according to me, at least) was no longer on YouTube, but it's back, via Vevo:

    And here's my latest coin - a fairly scarce denarius of an uncertain moneyer - probably a Lucius Volumnius. The gens of the moneyer isn't certain as the abbreviation to VOL leaves a few possbilities beyond Volumnia - he may have been a Volteia or a Volcatia. As there is a reference to a Lucius Volumnius, son of Lucius from the right period, this is the person favoured by Crawford.

    The obverse of this coin has control letter F - this is known from three dies. Some other letters from A to L exist. A is known from three dies also, the others from only one die. Crawford knew of 13 dies in total and lists no examples for B & C. I found a B on, so probably there are 14 dies. There may be a C somewhere too, of course. Crawford lists 15 reverse dies.

    I bought this coin on Tuesday, 8th March 2022 in a CGB auction. I was billed late on Tuesday night and paid around midnight. I had the coin in my hands on Thursday, 10th March at around 2PM! Well done CGB & DHL for fast delivery from Paris to Ireland.

    Moneyer: L. Volumnius Strabo
    Obv.: F - Laureate head of Jupiter right; behind, control mark
    Rev.: Europa seated on bull charging left; behind, winged thunderbolt; below, ivy-leaf
    Exergue: L·VOL·L·F·STRAB
    Mint: Rome (81 BC)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 3.78g / 19mm / 12h
    • RSC 6 (Volteia)
    • Sydenham 743
    • Crawford 377/1
    • BMCRR Rome 3144
    Acquisition: CGB Online auction Live Mars 2022 #brm_718064 8-Mar-2022


  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous toning!
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  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    A tune for St. Patrick's Day:

    And a green patina!

    Faustina Jr Hadrianopolis Homonoia MB.jpg
  9. Alegandron

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

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  10. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Here's one from Naumann's Feb. 6 auction. All I can check it against is an online copy of Dannenberg (802), but I'm guessing they got the attribution right.
    SALIANS, Mainz. Heinrich II (1002-1024), Dbg 802.jpg
    Mainz. Willigis, Archbishop 975-1011. Denar, apparently from late in the episcopal reign, corresponding to Heinrich II (1002-1024).
    ...Which was really just a pretext for this tune, which has been making the rounds in my head lately. (The other samba of Santana's that I know of is "Europa" --especially from the 1977 live album, Moonflower.)
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2022
  11. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Just won this one and noticed RPC already has it as their main pic for the coin!
    Lydia, Nacrasa. Domitia Æ18
    Obv: ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ϹƐΒΑϹΤΗ; draped bust of Domitia, r.
    Rev: ΝΑΚΡΑϹƐΙΤΩΝ; tripod.
    RPC II, 933.

    Even with the lip-sync I love it!
  12. The Meat man

    The Meat man Well-Known Member


    Just as Trajan presided over the Roman Empire at the moment of its greatest extent, so this piece of music represents the greatest musical achievement of mankind.

  13. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    I got this today - I may release it, I haven't decided.

    This is CNG's description, though it's Cr. 97/1a rather than 97/1b.

    Anonymous. 211-208 BC. AR Victoriatus (15mm, 3.77 g, 7h). Luceria L series. Luceria mint. Laureate head of Jupiter right, hair falling in three neat ringlets, within bead and reel border / Victory standing right, placing wreath on trophy; L between. Crawford 97/1b; Sydenham 121; RSC 36e*; RBW 395. In NGC encapsulation 4374448-107, graded MS – Fine Style.


    I was reminded by Roman Collector's girl on fire of Sinéad O'Connor's Troy and have listened to it several times in the last day.

    This is the music video, there are a few powerful live versions out there too:

  14. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Beautiful Boule.
    Hyrgaleis, Phrygia. AE24 semi-autonomous issue, ca AD 198-235. 5.57 g. IEΡA BOYΛH, veiled and draped bust of Boule right. / YΡΓAΛΛEΩN MAIANΔΡOC, river-god Maeander reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, and resting on vase from which water flows. Imhoof KM 1; SNG Cop 481; Imhoof Flussgötter 368; Von Aulock, Phrygiens 331-332.

  15. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    This song is about missing someone many miles away.

    This one is stuck in Europe. She may not look like much, but she's special to me.

    Lucilla IVNONI LVCINAE S C standing MB Numismad.jpg
  16. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Lydia, Sardis. Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Trajan (98-117). Ae. 2.3g 15.4mm Libonianus, strategos.
    Obv: СΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ. Draped bust of Dionysus right, wearing ivy wreath.
    Rev: СΤΡ ΛΟ ΙΟ ΛΙΒΩΝΙΑΝΟΥ. Filleted thyrsus; bee to right.

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  17. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    @ancientone, along with the coins, the music you post never fails to broaden my horizons.
    Here's one, posted before, but more than a minute ago. Heinrich VI and Costanza, the heiress of Norman Sicily. ...Eventuating in Friedrich II, who unblinkingly drew from both sides of the family, but with a pronounced preference for the resonantly policultural Sicilian side.
    Here's some James Blood Ulmer ...who began his professional life in Ornette Coleman's band, never mind being effortlessly fluent in blues and funk. Jazz fusion the way God intended.
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  18. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    @+VGO.DVCKS Thanks man! Same to you! With apps like Pandora it's easy to collect music and way cheaper than coins. It's 50/50 on which one I get more enjoyment from.

    CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Trajan (98-117) 2.3g 13.2mm. dated CY 3 (AD 111/2). Turreted bust of Tyche right, within dotted border Pyramidal form ; E-T/Γ (date) around.

  19. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Wow. Thanks,@ancientone.
    ...I had no idea that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were even still around. Along the lines of that many grunge bands (Screaming Trees, never mind Nirvana), I casually assumed that they had left the radar.
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  20. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Some very sad news yesterday with the announcement of the death of Cathal Coughlan at 61, after a long illness. I had no idea he was ill - he had been releasing music until a couple of weeks ago.

    And a coin - I may have jinxed this by posting it here before actually receiving it as it's now missing. The USPS seem to have lost or stolen it and I'm unimpressed with CNG's response so far - if they'd actually noticed my bank transfer and sent the coin when I paid for it instead of 6 weeks later, it would have gone to my home address in Ireland (0/hundreds of shipments lost) instead of my US office where I asked them to send it as I was supposed to be there in mid-March (so far 1/1 missing).

    Entella tetradrachm - MIA:

  21. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Claudius with Julius and Augustus. Sorry for the crap pics.
    Macedonia, Philippi. Claudius AE28, 41-54. Tetrassarion.
    Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P / Bare head of Claudius to left.
    Rev: COL AVG IVL PHILIP / Statues of Divus Julius and Augustus standing left on base inscribed DIVVS/AVG.
    28.2 mm, 10.5 g

    Can't we all just get along?
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