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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

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  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 Well-Known Member

    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

    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 Well-Known Member

    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

    King Aretas, as portrayed in the M. Scaurus denarius

    scaurus (1).jpg

    Next: kneeling figure
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