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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Faustina Sr AETERNITAS S C Providentia raising r hand and holding globe as.jpg
    Faustina I, AD 138-140.
    Roman Æ as, 8.23 g, 26.4 mm, 4 h.
    Rome, AD 150 or later.
    Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: AETERNITAS S C, Female figure (Aeternitas? Providentia?) standing facing, head left, raising right hand and holding globe in left hand.
    Refs: RIC 1164; BMCRE 1559-60; Cohen 42; Strack 1264; RCV 4642.

    Let's see some contrapposto poses!
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  3. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Lovely pose on your Aeternitas:kiss:
    Here's my favorite ACTION contrapposto:punch:
    Antigonos II Gonatas - Demetrios II Aitolikos, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.78 g, 5 h), Amphipolis, circa 246/5-229. Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goat's skin around his neck and with lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, monogram of HΛ. Panagopoulou Period III, Group 10, 52 (011/R - but similar to R50). SNG Ashmolean 3258. Well centered. Purchased from Herakles Numismatics May 2021
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  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Hilarious cartoon! :hilarious::hilarious:

    Julia Domna
    Augusta, CE 193-217
    AR denarius, 17 x 19 mm, 2.72 gm
    Rome mint; struck under Septimius Severus, circa AD 193-196
    Obv: IVLIA DOMNA AVG; draped bust right
    Rev: VENERI VICTR; Venus standing right, back facing, leaning upon column to left, holding palm frond and apple
    Ref: RIC IV 536 (Septimius Severus); RSC 194
    Formerly slabbed; NGC net grade XF
  5. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    A three-fer:

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius
    Regnal year 8, CE 144/5
    AE drachm, 33 mm, 23.2 gm
    Obv: [legend]; laureate draped bust right
    Rev: Serapis, wearing modius, standing facing; flanked by the Dioscuri who are also standing facing, heads turned towards Serapis, and each holding a flagellum ; [L] H in exergue
    Ref: Dattari 2864 (RY2); Dattari-Savio plate 148 coins 2864 and 8724; Emmett 1670.8; Not listed in Milne.
    ex Stevex6 Collection

  6. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    Yaudheya Republic, Punjab, 3rd century AD, Copper Unit, 23mm, 10.72g

    The reverse depicts "Goddess standing facing left, wearing transparent garment, left hand on hip, right hand raised in blessing."

    Mitchener ACW 4707-4710; cf. India » Local post-Kushan coinages of Northern India (c. 100 - 460AD) » Post-Kushan Yaudhey
  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    This was a favorite stance for Apollo
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    and Hercules
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  8. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Some great coins here and yet another great idea for a thread @Roman Collector (though at this point is anyone surprised by that?). Funny cartoon as well. :hilarious::D

    Most of my “someone standing there” coins could be arguably said to be contrapposto but I was surprised at how few I had that are definitely so. Here are two of my more obvious ones.

    Sicily, Syracuse
    Agathokles, AR Tetradrachm
    Dia.: 26 mm
    Wt.: 17.19 g
    Obv.: KOΡAΣ Head of Kore to right, wearing grain wreath and pendant earring.
    Rev.: AΓAΘOKΛEIOΣ Nike, bare to the waist, standing right, attaching armor to trophy to her right, she holds a nail in her right hand and a hammer in her left; to left, triskeles of legs running to right.
    Ref.: Ierardi 143/141 (O38/R95). SNG ANS 674 (same obverse die). An unrecorded die combination; toned.
    Ex W. F. Stoecklin (1888-1975) acquired in Taormina, Sicily, in 1931.

    Roman Empire
    Lucius Verus (AD 161-169)
    AR Denarius, Rome mint, struck ca. AD 165-166
    Dia.: 18 mm
    Wt.: 3.30 g
    Obv.: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX; Laureate bust right
    Rev.: TR P VI IMP IIII COS II; Victory standing right holding palm branch and placing a shield inscribed VIC PAR on a palm tree
    Ref.: RIC 566
  9. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Dupondius of Domitian with a fairly relaxed Virtus...


    Antoninianus of Caracalla with Sol doing his thing.

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  10. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    A Faustina II sestertius:

    Faustina II sestertius - Felicitas & six children.jpg

    A Hadrian dupondius:

    Hadrian dupondius, Virtus reverse with parazonium.jpg
  11. Black Friar

    Black Friar Well-Known Member

    Fun post y'all, thanks so much.
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  12. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Would this Licinius fulfill the request?
  13. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

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  14. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Coins Supporter

    Great post, Roman Collector !

    I confess that I had to refresh my memory on the definition of contrapposto. I don’t think I’ve used the term since my college art history days.

    @TIF already has one of these covered with her excellent Julia Domna but here’s mine anyway.


    Also, here’s this.


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  15. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    My two favorite contraposed coins:

    Gallienus AR Ant RIC Milan 511.JPG

    Gallienus RIC Milan 468.JPG
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  16. jdmKY

    jdmKY Well-Known Member

    Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio
    47-46 BC
    North Africa

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  17. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    I learned this term when I bought this coin of Faustina II from Plotinopolis:

    Apollo contrapposto, RPC online 7806 var.(altar)

    The most famous contrapposto:
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  18. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

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