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  1. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Vitellius 2.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head right
    REVERSE: XV VIR SACR FAC Tripod, raven below, dolphin above
    Struck at Rome, Apr/Dec 69AD
    2.9g, 19mm
    RIC 109, BMC 39, S 2201

    Next: Tripod
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  3. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Next coin: A coin that is not round in shape.
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  4. Alegandron

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

    Coin not round

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    Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura
    Anonymous, 1st C. BCE
    PB 1/8 Lakshmi
    1.1g, 14.1mm x 7.8mm
    OBV: Hindu Goddess Lakshmi facing. She is the goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity. She was a beauty and the wife of Vishnu
    REV: (blank

    Next Up: not round, not square coin
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  5. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Hoping to figure this out eventually....

  6. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    Byzantine emperor Justinian II, 685-695 and 705-711.
    20-nummia piece struck on a quarter of the flan of a larger follis.
    24-16 mm. 3.23 grams.
    Sear 1262.

    Next: An 8th century coin.
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  7. Shea19

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

    TABARISTAN. Abbasid Governors. Sa'Id Ibn Da'La (776-778 AD)
    AR Hemidrachm, 22mm., 1,70g.
    Crowned Sasanian style bust right / Fire altar flanked by attendants; crescent and star flanking flames.

    Next up: A 5th century coin
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  8. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Early 5th century
    Theodosius II - 3 emperors.jpg THEODOSIUS II
    AE4. 2.18g, 16.5mm. Constantinople mint, AD 406-408. RIC X Constantinople 144 (R4). O: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, star behind. R: GLORI-A ROMA-NORVM, emperors Honorius and Arcadius standing vis-a-vis holding spears and shields, inbetween them young Theodosius II standing holding a globe and spear with his head turned to the right; CONSB in exergue.

    Next: Late 5th century
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  9. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Odoacer, Kingdom of Italy
    AE nummus
    Obv: OD[O-VAC], bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
    Rev: Odoacer's monogram (letters ODOVA) within wreath
    Mint: Ravenna
    Date: 476-493 AD
    Ref: RIC X 3502


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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    The Septimius Severus denarius that got me interested in his coins was a scarce VICTOR IVST AVG with the unusual obverse ending COSI. Almost 50 years later, I found the same reverse paired with the more usual COSII obverse. rg0825bb2820.jpg

    Next: a coin you did not know existed before you obtained one
  11. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I bought this coin thinking it was RIC 1368, BMCRE4 2198-99. However, after I had acquired it, I noticed Concordia on this sestertius was leaning on a column, which was not a variety noted by RIC, BMCRE, Cohen, or Sear.

    I thought that perhaps I had discovered a previously unpublished variety, but Curtis Clay of the Harlan Berk company informed me that the variety had been previously described by Strack.

    So, I didn't know this variety existed until I had obtained one.

    Faustina Jr AVGVSTI PII FIL Concordia sestertius 1.jpg
    Faustina II, AD 147-175/6.
    Roman orichalcum sestertius, 29.89 g, 31.0 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 154-157.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: AVGVSTI PII FIL S C, Concordia standing left and leaning on column, holding patera and cornucopia.
    Refs: Strack 1328; RIC --; BMCRE4 --; Cohen --; RCV --.

    Next up: somebody leaning on a column.
  12. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Manius Acilius Glabrrio Ar Denarius Rome 49 B.C. 3.92 grms Obv. Head of Salus Rv. Valetudo resting on column l. 442-b.jpg Next coin Salus
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  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Elagabalus 5.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, radiate draped bust right
    REVERSE: SALVS ANTONINI AVG, Salus standing right, feeding serpent from patera
    Struck at Rome, 219 AD
    3.28g, 18mm
    RIC 137

    Next: Another Salus
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  14. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Next: a ruler who is generally considered “good”
  15. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Antoninus Pius denarius Salus (1).jpeg
    Antoninus Pius

    Up next: Snakes on a plane....


    Ok you don't really need a plane, just plain old snakes will suffice.
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  16. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    ... just plain old snakes will suffice

    Snakes as a form of transportation....as close to a plane as I could find.
    M Volteius Snakes.jpg

    M. Volteius M.f.
    , 75 BC, AR Denarius
    Obv: Head of Bacchus (or Liber) right, wearing ivy wreath
    Rev: Ceres, standing in chariot, holding lighted torches, driving biga of snakes right; palm frond behind
    Ref: Crawford 385/3; Sydenham 776; Volteia 3

    (for a basket of snakes link here)

    Next up: an elephant (I've heard that they are good for trampling snakes)
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
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  17. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    As requested. :)

    RR - Julius Caesar - Elephant Ex Kelly 2987.jpg JULIUS CAESAR
    AR Denarius. 3.91g, 18.4mm. Military mint traveling with Caesar (in northern Italy?), April - August 49 BC. Crawford 443/1; Sydenham 1006. O: Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent; CAESAR below. R: Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex.
    Ex Michael Kelly Collection

    Next: A coin of the enemy of Caesar mentioned by @Severus Alexander in his winning writeup about the above type.
  18. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Denarius of Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio Obv Head of Jupiter r. Rv You guessed it an elephant adv right. Crawford 459/1 CRI 45 4.14 grams Military mint in Africa 459-c.jpg Next coin why not another elephant.
  19. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Maues, Baktria, AE28 1st century BC
    Next: any animal with anything around its neck
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  20. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

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    A coin depicting and enemy of Rome (specific or generic)
  21. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    King Aretas, as portrayed in the M. Scaurus denarius

    scaurus (1).jpg

    Next: kneeling figure
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