Famous Rulers Alphabetically, Let's do our ABC's!

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  1. Alegandron

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

    Hey, let's have a fun thread where we post ANCIENT Rulers or noted people by alphabetical order (ABC's). This can be any language / alphabet as long as it represents the letter / sound intended for the day.

    We can build this like Sesame Street with a Letter of the Day :) (Yeah, I know, it is an American child's educational show, but it is a fun theme...) please feel free to post YOUR country's childrens educational show letters also!

    TODAY the famous person's letter is brought to you by the letter A:

    Post your A's

    I will start with:

    Alexander or AESILLAS the Quaestor of Makedon:

    RR Macedon occupation Alexander- Club Coin chest Quaestor Chair wreath Aesillas Quaestor AR Tet Thessalonika Mint BC 90-70

    Post as many of your Ancient Coins featuring any person starting with the letter A !

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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Since yours was technically Aesillas, I'll do a lifetime Alexander the Great :)

    AR tetradrachm, 17.14 gm
    late lifetime issue, struck in Aradus c. 324/3 BCE
    Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
    Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; I in left field; AP monogram below throne
    Ref: Price 3325
    ex Colosseo Collection (images by Colosseo Collection)
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  5. TIF

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    Aretas IV

    NABATAEA, Aretas IV with Queen Shuqailat
    9 BCE - CE 40, Petra
    Obv: jugate busts of Aretas IV and Shuqailat right,
    Rev: crossed cornucopia; Nabataean Aramaic letters between and below
    Ref: Meshorer 112-114?
  6. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter


    SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles (317-289 BCE)
    struck 310-305 BCE
    AR tetradrachm, 17.40 g, 24 mm
    Obv: head of the nymph Arethusa left, wearing grain wreath, earring and necklace; around, three dolphins; under, monogram (NK?)
    Rev: ΣYPAKOΣIΩN, fast chariot charioteer leads to left, holding reins and kentron; above, triskeles; in exergue, monogram
    Ref: Ierardi 12 (O2-R8); SNG Copenhagen 573 var., SNG ANS 637
  7. Alegandron

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


    Persian Sassanian Ardashir III 628-629 CE AR Drachm 36mm 3.85g Zoroastrian Fire Alter Gobl II-1 yr 2 Delta RARE
  8. TIF

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    Antoninus Pius

    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
  9. Roman Collector

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    Agrippa As.jpg
    Agrippa, 18-12 BC
    Roman Æ as, 10.36 g, 27 mm
    Rome, AD 37-41
    Obv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left, wearing rostral crown.
    Rev: S - C, Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin and trident
    Refs: RIC 58 (Caligula); BMCRE 161 (Tiberius); RCV 1812; Cohen 3 (Agrippa); CBN 77.
  10. TIF

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    Aquilia Severa

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Aquilia Severa
    year 5, CE 221/2
    tetradrachm, 23.5 mm, 11.57 gm
    Obv: draped bust right
    Rev: head of Zeus Ammon right; L-E
    Ref: Emmett 3025.5, R3; Geissen 2376; Dattari 4186

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Elagabalus
    tetradrachm, 24 mm, 13.27 gm
    regnal year 4
    Obv: laureate head right
    Rev: Elagabalus standing right and empress (Aquilia Severa, supposedly... although it could be a different wife. He had a few that year, albeit sequentially.) standing left, each holding scepter, clasping right hands; L ∆ across field
    Ref: Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 4098; K&G 56.43; Emmett 2929.4 (R4)
  11. Roman Collector

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    Alexander Jannaeus:

    Alexander Jannaeus Prutah.jpg
    Alexander Jannaeus
    AE Prutah 13 x 14 mm; 1.90 g
    103-76 BC Sear 6087; Hendin 1150
  12. TheRed

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    Great idea @Alegandron this should provide for some great coins being posted. I'll add a couple of my Seleukids, father and son.

    Antiochus I
    Antiochus I .PNG
    Antiochus I Soter AR Tetradrachm.
    281-261 BC Seleucia on the Tigris
    Obv: Diademed head of Antiochus I r.
    Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and resting w/ hand on grounded bow; monograms in outer l. and r. fields.

    Antiochus II Theos
    Antiochus II Theos A.png
    Antiochus II Theos AR Tetradracm
    261-246 BC Seleucia on the Tigris mint. 29mm 17.05g
    Obv: diademed head of Antiochus right.
    Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTI−OXOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow with right, resting left hand on grounded bow, monogram outer left, monogram outer right.
    Houghton-Lorber 587
  13. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter


    A couple of Alexandrian tetradrachms


    This one was from the group lot that had makeup on many, apparently an attempt at mimicking a sandy patina. Pre-cleaning picture.
  14. TheRed

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    Antigonus I Monophthalmus AR Drachm, c. 310 - 301 B.C., Troas, Abydos mint, 4.375g 17.2mm, 0o
    Obv: head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck;
    Rev: ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, monogram left, I below throne.
    Price 1534
  15. Roman Collector

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    Agrippina I:

    Agrippina Sr Sestertius.jpg
    Agrippina I, wife of Germanicus, 14 BC - AD 33
    Roman AE Sestertius 27.92 gm, 34.8 mm, 7 h
    Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, 42-54 AD
    Obv: AGRIPPINA M F GERMANICI CAESARIS, bare-headed and draped bust right.
    Refs: RIC I 102 (Claudius); BMCRE 219 (Claudius); Cohen 3.
  16. TIF

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    Augustus and Agrippa

    Augustus & Agrippa
    struck c. 10 BCE - CE 10, Nemausus
    AE dupondius
    Obv: IMP/DIVI F, back-to-back heads of Agrippa, in combined rostral crown & laurel wreath, and Augustus, laureate
    Rev: COL - NEM; palm tree, top bent top right with a wreath above; crocodile chained to palm tree
    Ref: RIC 158; AMC 425; Cohen 10; RPC 524
    From the collection of a Man of the Cloth, now giving up the pursuit; acquired in the 1990s
  17. Roman Collector

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    Agrippina II:

    Claudius and Agrippina II.jpg
    Claudius and Agrippina II
    Roman provincial Æ 12 Nummia; 9.30 gm; 25.0 mm
    Bosporos, under King Kotys I, AD 50-54
    Obv: ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥ ΚΑΙCΑΡΟC, laureate head of Claudius, right
    Rev: ΙΟΥΛΙΑΝ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑΝ CΕΒΑCΤΗΝ, head of Agrippina II, left, in loop ponytail; BAK before
    Refs: SGI 5438; RPC 1925; BMC 13.52,7; Anokhin Bosporus 348; SNG Copenhagen 31.
  18. TIF

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    Antigonos II Gonatas

    KINGS OF MACEDON, Antigonos II Gonatas
    277/6-239 BCE, struck after 270 BCE, Amphipolis mint
    AR tetradrachm, 31mm, 17.06 g
    Obv: head of Pan in center of Macedonian shield, lagobolon over shoulder; shield decorated with stars within crescents
    Rev: BASILEWS ANTIGONOU, Athena Alkidemos walking left, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; helmet left, EMP monogram right
    Ref: SNGCop 1200v, EMP (maybe); R. Martin, "A Third-Century B.C. Hoard from Thessaly at the ANS," ANSMN 26, 536 (same obv. die).
    ex Demetrios Armounta Collection
  19. Roman Collector

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    Antonia Dupondius.jpg
    Antonia, wife of Nero Claudius Drusus, Augusta AD 37 and 41
    Roman orichalcum Dupondius, 12.10 gm, 28.3 mm
    Rome, under son, Claudius, AD 41-50
    Obv: ANTONIA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right
    Rev: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR, Claudius, veiled and togate, standing left, holding simpulum
    Refs: RIC 92; Sear 1902; BMC 166.
  20. TIF

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    Antigonos III Doson

    KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos III Doson, 229-221 BCE

    struck 227-225 BCE, Amphipolis mint?
    AR tetradrachm, 32 mm, 17.1 gm
    Obv: wreathed head of Poseidon right
    Rev: Apollo seated left on prow left, holding bow; monogram below.
    Ref: Panagopoulou 50–3 var. (unlisted dies); EHC 436; Touratsoglou 52–3; SNG Saroglos 933; SNG Alpha Bank 1046; SNG Ashmolean 3266
  21. TheRed

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    Alexander III of Scotland
    Alexander III .jpg
    Alexander III of Scotland AR Penny 1280-286 AD 2nd coinage class E2
    18mm 1.42g
    Obv: +ALEXANDER DEI GRA; bust of king facing left w/ scepter.
    Rev: REX SCO TOR VM+; long cross pattée; star of five points in first quarter, stars of six points in remaining quarters.
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