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  1. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Tiberius, Ruled 14-37 AD
    AE As, Celtiberian/Roman Hispania
    Calagurris Iulia Nassica (Calahorra, Logroño)
    Issued by C. Celer and C. Rectus (duoviri)
    : TI•CAESAR•DIVI•AVG•F•AVGVSTVS, Laureate head of Tiberius right; legionary Eagle Head countermark on head.
    Reverse: Bull standing right, M•C•I to left, C•CELERE above, C•RECTO below, II/VIR before.
    References: SNG Cop 587, RPC I 450
    Size: 28mm, 11.5g
    Ex: Ibercoin, Auction 25, #113 (1/30/19)

    Next : another Tiberius Roman Hispania coin
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  3. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    bare head of Tiberius left

    altar, marked SAL AVG, C I I A around.

    Italica Spain

    RPC 196
    12.8g 29mm

    Next another hole in the head
  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    THRACE, Abdera. AR drachm.

    Next: Coin of Abdera’s neighbouring island, Thasos.
  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Thasos AR tetartemorion 0.22g 8mm 510-490 BC dolphin

    Next: a Black Sea area silver larger than this one
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  7. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Magna Graecia – Thrakien, Apollonia Pontika, Diobol, Apollo und Anker.png
    Thrace, Apollonia Pontika, AR diobol, 4th century BC. Obv: laureate head of Apollo facing. Rev: upright anchor; A to l., crayfish to r. 11mm, 1.35g. Ref: SNG Copenhagen 459–461. Ex Artemide, eLive-Auction 7, lot 98.

    Next: another crustacean
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  8. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Silver litra
    Akragas (Agrigentum, Sicily, Italy) mint. Weight 0.552g, maximum diameter 10.2mm, die axis 45o, c. 450/446 - 439 B.C.; obverse AK-RA (clockwise from upper right, reversed Latin R), sea eagle standing left on Ionic capital; reverse crab seen from above, ΛI (mark of value below). SNG Cop 47; SNG ANS 989; SNG München 76; BMC Sicily p. 9, 50; HGC 2 121 (R1). EF, dark glossy toning, obverse double struck, some die wear.

    Next, a coin with two other seashore creatures (either animals bound to the water, or animals who inhabit coastal areas but don't necessarily live in water, count)
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  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    So what's next?
  10. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Read and ye shall find answers...:rolleyes::p

  11. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Coin with 2 seashore animals.
  12. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    I've always been a huge fan of stealth technology, but not when it comes to coins. So, where's the beautiful little coin at? Time to lower shields and show us what you got, Captain Sisko. No unauthorized use of Vulcan stealth technology allowed on cointalk.


    Unless you were simply replying to Bing? Ok, I'm confused now. o_O
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
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  13. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Maximinus Thrax. Fish between 2 dolphins. Next: Melkart standing naked.

    MaximinTh 1  Dolphins.jpg MaximinThrx.jpg
  14. Ryro

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


    Dionysios I
    Sicily, Syracuse
    Æ Hemilitron, circa 405- 400 BC. Head of Arethusa left; laurel branch behind / Dolphin right; cockle below, ΣVPA between. CNS 24; SNG ANS 417; HGC 2, 1480. 3.63g, 18mm
    Edit: scratch my idea. Nekked Melkart it is.
  15. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Why does he have to be naked? If there's one thing I'm ok with is modern deities picking up clothing fashion (even if it's outdated clothing fashion). Can't imagine a modern church with statues of naked Jesus, naked Mary, and naked Saint whomever.

    I've sometimes wondered what an ancient Roman pagan priest would think of a modern place of worship without a place for animal sacrifices, and with seats in the temple to sit in and listen to people talk, instead of a place for naked statues of the gods. We would probably seem quite strange to the ancients with our modern practices.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  16. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Actually "naked" is the rule for ancient deities. Here's a coin of Elagabalus which was struck at Tyre. Reverse shows Melkart standing naked, 4 stags running behind. BMC 408. Rouvier 2388. Next: Any Phoenician deity in any position or outfit.

    ElagfaOTyr  Rouvier2388.jpg Elagf 4stag R  Bmc 408.jpg
  17. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter


    AE22. 11.08g, 22mm. PHOENICIA, Byblus, 217 AD, Cf. Rouvier 699; BMC 40-3. O: M OΠ ΔIAΔVMENIANOC KAI, bareheaded and cuirassed bust right. R: BYB - ΛOV IEPAC, Astarte wearing a polos standing facing, carrying a spear, foot on prow, being crowned by Nike on short column to right; all within distyle temple with a fancy arched roof.

    Next: Macrinus w̶e̶a̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶j̶o̶c̶k̶s̶t̶r̶a̶p̶
  18. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Denarius of Macrinus Rv VICTORIA PARTHICA Victory adv right RIC 97 macrinus1.JPG
    Next Coin Another Roman Eastern Victory? (with or without clothes )
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  19. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Septimius Severus Laodicea Mint.jpg
    Septimius Severus 193-211
    AR Denarius 17mm. 3.55g. Laodicea mint. A.D 198-202
    L SEPT SEEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head of Septimius Severus right
    VICTORIAE A[V]GG FEL, Victory advancing left, holding open wreath over shield set on low base
    RIC 516; RSC 719

    Next: Another curly bearded emperor
  20. Ryro

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

    AR-Denarius Roma throne,
    117-138 2,86g, 18mm. RIC: 146

    Next up: another openly (or else presumably) homosexual emperor
  21. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Does a caliph count?

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    al-Hakam II (961-976 / AH 350-366), AR dirham, Medina Azahara

    Not only was al-Hakam (the second Caliph of Córdoba) openly gay, he employed a female mathematician as his personal secretary. Which is so awesome, for 10th century Islam, that I can't even.

    Next: an Islamic coin even though that's not your main focus
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