Bought a new coin and I learned something new Quadriga

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  1. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    While browsing the ancients at my favorite dealers table today, I came across this beauty of a coin.

    ‘Silver Denarius
    Roman Imperial
    M. Acilius M. F. 130 BC
    OBV Roma

    REV Hercules in slow quadriga holding club and trophy.

    as I stared at the reverse, I thought it had the horses posed for a victory bow.

    Actually here’s the definition, I didn’t know but I do now.

    Definition of quadriga

    : a chariot drawn by four horses abreast

    The reverse pose drew me to buy this coin and I’m finding myself drawn into the Roman coin world as well as Greek.

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Wow . Nice . Was it a lot ?
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  4. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Fyi, it's Roman Republican, not Imperial.
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    well excuse him ,lol
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member not disrepect your teachers grasshopper cane.jpg

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  7. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I was simply pointing out an important distinction to the OP, not criticizing him.
  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Oh I know. Just joking around . Sorry that's how I am
  9. Alegandron

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

    Agreed. Huge distinction, and was fairly delivered.
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    "Quadriga" is a great vocabulary word, isn't it? I remember when I learned it. Has a cool sound to it.

    You can guess what "bigas" and "trigas" and such were.

    Ask @TIF to show you some of her crazy quadrigas and bigas drawn by unusual critters like snakes and cupids and stuff.

    Welcome to the Wonderful World of Ancients, @Moekeever.
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  11. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    That is a very nice denarius.

    Greek coins with quadrigas from Syracuse really got me interested in ancient coins.

    I had to graduate from college and work a few years before I could get my first one.

    There are some bronze bigas from the same city that are more reasonable in price.

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  12. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    I bought it from a we’ll known dealer from my coin club. He has a box of nice ancients and I search it every month.
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  13. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the correction. I wrote down the details from the slip without researching the coin. It has been updated with the correct information.
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  14. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Congrats on your RR denarius - CRRO is a great reference for RR denarii and Crawford numbers are the most used reference number. Here's your coin Crawford 255/1.

    Here's a coin that is called a "Quadrigatus" from the Roman republic. You can guess how many horses a biga, or a triga might have :)
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    Roman Republican, Anonymous, 225-214 BC, C. 28/3, AR Didrachm (Quadrigatus), Rome
    Obv: Laureate head of Janus
    Rev: Jupiter, holding sceptre and brandishing thunderbolt, in quadriga driven to right by Victory; ROMA incuse on linear frame below
    Ref: Crawford 28/3
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  15. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the website, I bookmarked it and I plan on spending some of the upcoming winter to learn more.
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  16. Alegandron

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

    FUN WITH -IGAs on Ancient SESAME STREET ! :D


    RR C Renius AR Denarius 18mm 3.8g Roma 138 BC Helmeted hd Roma r X - C RENI ROMA Juno driving Biga of goats r whip reins scepter Cr 231-1


    RR Naevius Balbus 79 BCE AR Den Venus SC TRIGA of horses Sulla S 309 Cr 382-1


    RR Anon AR Heavy Quinarius Quadrigatus Drachm 216-214 BCE Janus ROMA Jupiter Victory Quadriga LEFT Cr 29-4 S 35

    Seleukid Seleukos I 312-280 BCE AR Tet 14.46g Seleukia on Tigris. Zeus - Athena driving a Quadriga of 4 horned elephants SC 130
  17. Ryro

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

    You failed to understand that she was doing him a favor and then were rude about it.
    Then you post this non apology. Saying that you were sorry that it's just how you are when you should have apologized for being rude and confused.
    You have a choice and still behaved like a jerk. This is not "who you are" this is how you behaved.
    Really getting tired of these trolls.
    Post a coin or an ancient fact. Oh wait, you don't have any nor know anything, but that's just how you are.
    You owe the lady a real apology and then don't let the door hit you on the way out!
    Ps, lovely RR denarius @Moekeever!
    To keep it fresh here IS an imperial quadriga of mine of a deified Constantine:
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  18. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    it is a very nice quadriga coin @Moekeever my collection only has two quadriga coins..a CTG,AD like Ryros and this republican denarius of the social wars(87 BC), L. Rubius Dossenus i got just this year, but have longed for a long time(influence of CT members coins) ...:) L Rubrius Dossenus 001.JPG L Rubrius Dossenus 002.JPG 18mm 3.40gms
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  19. Alegandron

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

    Doooooaaahhh!!! REALLY like Social War schtuff! Nice!
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  20. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    My favorite quadriga is this lion quadriga!

    Julia Domna, AD 193-217.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.30 g, 19 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, 21st emission, AD 205.
    Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: MATER AVGG, Julia Domna, as Cybele, seated left in quadriga of lions and holding branch in her right hand.
    Refs: RIC 562; BMCRE 48; Cohen/RSC 117; RCV 6592; Hill 759; CRE 354.
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  21. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Nice coin. I am a fan of four, and two horse quadrigas.
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