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  1. Alegandron

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

    Mars

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    RR Postumius Albinus 131 BCE obv Roma Apex behind * cross-x mark of value under her chin; rev Mars Driving Quadriga
    Sear 128 Craw 252/1

    Next Up: Venus BCE
     
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  3. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Venus BCE (79 BCE)
    NAevius Balbus.jpg

    C. Naevius Balbus, 79 BC, AR denarius, Rome
    Obv: S · C behind, diademed head of Venus right
    Rev: C · NÆ BALB in exergue, Victory driving galloping triga right; above, XVIIII
    Ref: Crawford 382/1b; Sydenham 769b; Naevia 6

    Next up: let's try for another planet (mars, venus, ...)
     
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  4. Alegandron

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

    Another planet: Saturn

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    RR 104 BC Saturninus Roma Saturn holding Sickle Quad 2 dots-V Sear 193 Craw 317-3a var

    Next up: another planet
     
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  5. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Julius Caesar (1).jpg
    Venus

    Next: Luna. (Remember this is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11)
     
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  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    AKA Selene by Commodus tetradrachm from Alexanria
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    Next: Keep going with the planets but no more repeats!
     
  7. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Keep going with the planets but no more repeats!
    Q Fabius Labeo.jpg
    Q. Fabius Labeo, AR Denarius, Rome, 124 BC.
    Obv: Helmeted head of Roma right, behind ROMA, before LABEO, X under chin.
    Rev: Jupiter driving galloping quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt, holding reins and sceptre; prow below; Q FABI in exergue.

    Next Up: a constellation
     
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  8. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Antoninus Pius - Drachm Zodiac Leo Helios 2248.jpg ANTONINUS PIUS
    AE Drachm. 24.39g, 35mm. EGYPT, Alexandria, RY 8 = AD 144/5. Zodiac Series. Emmett 1530; Dattari 2968; RPC Online 13547 (31 spec). O: Laureate head right. R: Sun in Leo: Lion (Leo) running right, radiate and draped bust of Helios and star above; L H below.
    Ex CNG E-sale 125 (26 Oct 2005), Lot 155

    Next: Another constellation
     
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  9. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Another constellation

    [​IMG]Gaius Poblicius Q.f. AR denarius, 79 BC
    Obv: Draped bust of Roma right, ROMA behind, wearing Phrygian helmet ornamented with plumes on sides; above, F.
    Rev: C POBLICI Q F, Hercules standing left, strangling the Nemean lion; between his feet, a club; in left field (F), (bow and) quiver
    Size: 19mm, 3.49g
    Ref: Poblicia 9

    Next up : Neptune
     
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  10. Alegandron

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

    Neptune

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    RR Rubrius AR Quinarius Donnsenus 87 BCE Neptune Victory alter snake Aesculapius Sear 261 Crawford 348/4

    Next up: PIG
     
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  11. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Does boar count?

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    Arpi, APULIA
    Æ22, 6.6g, 6h; c. 325-275 BC.
    Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus left; thunderbolt to right
    Rev.: Boar standing right; above, spearhead right
    In Ex.: APΠANΩN

    Next a coin with a finely detailed imperial bust.
     
  12. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Finely detailed bust...
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    IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
    Laureate head right

    COS VII DES VIII P P
    Dolphin coiled round anchor

    Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

    3.3g

    RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


    Ex-Enrico collection

    NEXT: lots of flow lines
     
  13. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Hope this is enough. Aureus of Pius Rv. Emperor stg l togate holding globe RIC 226 152-153 A.D. 7.28 grms piusaureius1.jpg
    Next coin Antoninius Pius sestertius
     
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  14. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Antoninus Pius, Ae Sestertius

    Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right
    Rev: TR POT COS [IIII / ITALIA], S-C, Italia, towered, draped, seated left on globe, holding cornucopiae in right hand and sceptre, nearly vertical in left.
    Minted in Rome. A.D. 145-161
    Reference(s) – BMC 1719. Cohen 472. RIC III 789 (Rated S) citing Cohen

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    Next:- Italia
     
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  15. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Hadrian - Travel Italia new.jpg HADRIAN
    AR Denarius. 3.38g, 17.9mm. Rome mint, circa AD 134-138. RIC 307; Cohen 867. O: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head right. R: ITALIA, Italia standing left, holding sceptre and cornucopiae.

    Next: Another one from Hadrian's travels
     
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  16. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    next: another travel coin of Hadrian
     
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  17. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    View attachment 963596 Just got this one Hadrian Denarius Rv Alexandria stg l. RIC 300 134-138 A.D. hadriand51.JPG
    Next coin Another coin featuring a Roman province
     
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  18. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Another coin featuring a Roman province
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    This coin already shared in the "It's not a donkey head" thread...Dacia was a province of the Roman Empire circa 106-275 AD (portions of modern Romania).

    Trajan_Decius_Dacia.png Trajan Decius (AD 249-251)
    AR Antoninianus (21mm, 4.03 gm) Rome AD 249-250
    Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius right, seen from behind
    Rev: DACIA, Dacia, wearing robe reaching feet, standing left, draco battle standard in right hand.
    Ref: RIC 12b

    Next: anything beautiful and non-Roman
     
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  19. Ryro

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

    Clearly, that's a donkey's head...jk!
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    Mysia. Lampsakos
    circa 500-450 BC.
    Obol AR
    7mm., 0,77g.
    Female janiform head / Helmeted head of Athena left within incuse square
    very fine. SNG BnF 1128-31.

    Next up: coin with one lovely side... And one, not so much
     
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  20. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Boo to me for posting a Decius Dacia so soon after the last one, but I think it fits the bill. And, in this case, it's not clearly not a donkey's head. :p
    Trajan Decius - Dacia new 1836.jpg
    TRAJAN DECIUS
    AR Antoninianus. 4.91g, 21.4mm. Rome mint, AD 249-250. RIC 12b; Cohen 16. O: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. O: DACIA, Dacia standing left holding staff topped with a wolf-like head (Draco).

    Next: Darkly-toned silver
     
  21. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Vitellius RIC 99.jpg
    Vitellius RIC 99. The reverse shows his father Lucius Vitellius

    Next: another coin of Vitellius
     
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