Come on baby like my lyres!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by chrsmat71, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    Just a few (lyre only):

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    Augustus, Lycian League, 27 – 20 BC
    Silver Drachm, Cragus Mint, 18mm, 3.35 grams
    Obverse: Bare head of Augustus right.
    Reverse: Lyre with palm frond to right, L Y above, K P below.

    References:
    RPC 3307 // SNG vonAulock 4311-2 // BMC 25

    Provenance:
    CNG 381, August 2016, Lot 316.
    Tom Cederlind List 179 and 162.

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    Hadrian, 117 – 138 AD
    Æ As, Rome Mint for circulation in Syria, 24mm, 8.31 grams
    Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right.
    Reverse: COS III S C, Lyre.
    References:
    RIC684 // McAlee 546

    Provenance:
    CNG 238, August 2010, Lot 259.

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    Hadrian, 117 – 138 AD
    Æ Semis, Rome Mint for circulation in Syria, 20mm, 4.81 grams
    Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate, and draped bust of Hadrian right.
    Reverse: COS III, Lyre.

    References:
    RIC688 // McAlee547a
     
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  3. Great thread, great coins ... now to continue the song riff, anybody got a coin with a funeral pyre on it? Would be interested to see one if any exist.
     
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  4. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

  5. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    In the following coin, Apollo seems proud and happy of holding his lyre.

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  6. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

     
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  7. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    that's amazing!.. :)
     
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  8. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    "The time to hesitate is through
    No time to wallow in the mire
    Try now we can only lose
    And our love become a funeral pyre"

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    Antoninus Pius (138-161), struck posthumously under Marcus Aurelius c. 161.
    Denarius. 18 mm.
    DIVVS ANTONINVS
    CONSECRATIO pyre of four tiers, decorated with hangings and garlands, surmounted by a quadriga.
    RIC (Marcus) 436. BMC 58-60 (Marcus and Lucius Verus).

    Actually, funeral pyres are not uncommon on Roman coins.
     
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  9. Andres2

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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I've always kinda thought the pyres on those CONSECRATIO coins looked like a modern wedding cake.
     
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Wow, that IS pretty remarkable! I wonder what a lyre bird's impression of a lyre would sound like? Probably would be spot-on.

    My mother's canaries use to sing enthusiastically every time she switched on the garbage disposal in the sink. They were talented singers, but not good mimics like that.

    Our Southern mockingbirds are good mimics, but I doubt they're as excellent at it as that lyre bird!
     
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  12. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter


    Awesome! I can't wait to get my new award framed! I can put it right next to the only othe award I've ever recieved, my "Best Dad Ever" coffee mug!

    Cool lyres and pyres everyone, thanks for posting!

    Man, that bird is crazy! I wonder if he cold do a good Jim Morrison imitation?
     
  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Speaking of lyre birds and coins, our friends Down Under know all about that.

    (I guess the bird gets its name because its tailfeathers look sort of like a lyre?)

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    Image source: CoinQuest
     
  14. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Amazing Lyre Bird Video!!!

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  15. Ryro

    Ryro "To the strongest!" Supporter

    #notmycoin,Iwish

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    Divus Nigrinian AV Aureus. Rome mint. DIVO NIGRINIANO, radiate head right / CONSECRATIO, Nigrinian in facing biga on funeral pyre. RIC 471
     
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    ¡Ay, Chihuahua!

    :greedy::greedy::greedy::greedy::greedy::greedy::greedy::greedy::greedy::greedy::greedy:
     
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  17. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Me too!
     
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  18. Gary Waddingham

    Gary Waddingham Active Member

    macdobv.jpg macdrev.jpg ue Macedon Chalkidian League 432-348 AR tetrobol 2.21gm SNG ANS 533
     
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  19. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    I'm a bit late to the party but here is my Pius Sestertius contribution with Appolollini on reverse with lyre. AA_Ant_Pius.jpg
     
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  20. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...me too lordM
     
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  21. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Or could be this
    Castel Sant'Angelo
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