Featured Follow the coin theme GAME - ancient edition - post ‘em if you got ‘em

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Collect89, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    You may already be familiar with the “Follow the Leader" threads in the World coin forum. Let’s start a similar thread here in the Ancients forum.:)

    We will keep it simple. If you can post an item depicting the current theme, then you get to post a second item of your own to start a new theme. Post your coin & state the theme that goes along with your coin. The theme might be coins with owls, coins with COS II, or coins with severed heads. Anything goes (coin, token, medal, artifact, etc) but we should keep it to something ancient. The next poster then posts something containing that theme & then posts/declares some new theme.

    Here is an example. If someone posts a coin with an owl on it, and declares the theme to be "owls", the next person has to post an ancient item with an owl on it. That person then posts another coin (or the same coin) & states the new theme. OK? Let’s try this for a few days & have some fun.

    We can start this thread with my new Tarentum coin. I declare the first theme as “Dolphin”.
    Taras Collage 1.jpg
    Now it’s your turn to play.

    P.S. If nobody follows a theme within 12 hours of its being posted, then anybody is free to post a new theme. The only real rule in this game is to have fun.

    P.P.S. Thanks to @lordmarcovan for the similar thread he posted in the World forum.
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  3. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Here's a dolphin on left reverse of this Greek silver tet. The next theme will be a star. AlexDolphi R  Ampipholis.jpg AlexCounter O.JPG
  4. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Here's the star on reverse of this coin under Diaduminian. It's an Assarion. DiaRBMC 408 Assarion.jpg DiaR O Ant     SGI 3017.jpg
  5. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    Grypos Collage.jpg
    Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos)
    AR Tetradrachm
    121-96 BC

    16.68 grams, 29 mm.
    Obv: Diademed head facing right
    Rev: Zeus Standing Left holding
    star & sceptre with crescent over
    head; two monograms to outer
    left, [IPP] (date) in exergue,
    EΠI.ΦANOYZ to left of Zeus,
    all within laurel wreath.

    Next theme is Zeus
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2017
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  6. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    Seleukis/Pieria under Roman rule
    AE 20
    Year 44/ 13 to 14 AD
    Obvs: Laureate head of Zeus right.
    Revs: EΠIΣIΛANOY † ANTIOXEΩN, Ram running r. looking back. Star above, Δ M in ex.
    20mm, 7.3g.

    Next is RAM
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  7. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    I have this ram on reverse of Elagabalus. HeliogRam R 001.jpg HeliogR O 001.jpg
  8. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    The next theme is a bird. Grape Alex R  Price 1676.JPG Grape Ale O   Temnos.JPG
  9. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)

    New theme: Ship Prow!
  10. lrbguy

    lrbguy Well-Known Member

    Ah, Newbie failure.

    Can't find instruction post on posting pics.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2017
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  11. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander find me at NumisForums


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    New theme is: "Called 'The Great'".
  12. ancientcoinguru

    ancientcoinguru Well-Known Member

    Issued by Darius I, called The Great King
    Darius I The Great King.png
    510-486 BC
    Lydia, under Persian rule
    Obv: The Great King kneeling r.; shooting bow Rev: Incuse punch
    AR 1/6 siglos .8gm - 7 mm

    New theme is: "Bow".
  13. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    What's the next theme ? Please.
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  14. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member


    Pisidia, Selge. Lucius Verus AE19
    Obv: KAI BHROS / Barehead bust of Lucius Verus.
    Rev: SELGE WN / Winged thunderbolt and bow decorated w. animal heads.

    Next theme is "bust on front and back".
  15. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    LRB brockage, same bust
    LRB brock r5.JPG
    next theme: crown
  16. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member


    Cilicia, Tarsos. AE35. Philip I or II / Spes
    Cilicia, Tarsos AE35 23.4gm.

    Bronze Medallion 35mm (21.94 grams) of Tarsus in Cilicia
    AVT KAI IOV ΦIΛIΠΠON ЄVT ЄVC CЄ around, Π - Π in field, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
    TAPCOV THC MHTPOΠOΛEΩC AMK, Elpis (Spes) standing left, holding flower and pulling on skirt, Γ B across fields.

    Philip I or Philip II as Augustus, same obv. die as Ziegler, Smaller German Collections, pl. 42, 799 ("Philip II"); SNG Paris 1730 ("Philip I"); and SNG Aulock 6062 ("Philip I").

    The light beard would speak for Philip I, yet the features look different and younger than other portrait dies at Tarsus that are definitely Philip I. -Curtis Clay

    Next theme: flower.
  17. Flower; Rose of Rhodes:
    Caria Didrachm 50.png

    Caria, Rhodes. 229-205 BC. AR Didrachm. Ameinias, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose, POΔION above; bud to right; ship’s stern to left, AMEINI-AΣ flanking stem. Ashton 217; SNG Keckman 543; SNG Copenhagen 759


    Next theme: Forward Facing Greek
  18. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Forward facing Greek
    Next: pig
  19. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member


    Epirus, Nikopolis, AE18. Augustus / Head of boar
    Obv: AVGOVCTO CKTICTHC, Head of Augustus r., bare.
    Rev: NΕIΚΟΠΟ(Λ) ΕW(C), Head of boar r.

    Next theme: Augustus
  20. IdesOfMarch01

    IdesOfMarch01 Well-Known Member

    2d - Augustus AV aureus.jpg

    AV Aureus (7.90 g.) Lugdunum circa 11 - 10 B.C. RIC 196
    AVGVSTVS - DIVI-f Laureate head right. Rev. IMP - XII Diana, wearing polos and long drapery, advancing r., holding bow and taking arrow from quiver. In exergue, SICIL

    From the Biaggi collection, ex Gilhofer & Ranschburg and Hess 22 May 1935

    Next theme: Roman construction (can include sewers, hint hint)
  21. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    The reverse of this coin under Elagabalus has a pillar to right field surmounted by Nike who is crowning Astarte. There's also a trophy to left field.

    Next theme Trophy Elagabalu R Astarte.jpg ElagTyr O       BMC 397.JPG
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