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  1. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    THESSALY Lamia - AE Chalkous Philoktetes 3034.jpg THESSALY, Lamia
    AE Chalkous. 2.19g, 15.5mm. THESSALY, Lamia, circa 400-350 BC. BCD Thessaly II 128.1; HGC 4, 125; Rogers 388. O: Head of the nymph Lamia right. R: ΛΑΜΙΕΩΝ, Philoktetes kneeling right, shooting bow at birds, one of which falls before him; quiver to lower left.
    Ex BCD Collection

    Next: Depicting another Greek hero of the Trojan War
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  3. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    I keep wanting to post falling horseman coins... lol
  4. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    I think it’s called Fel Temp Re-petition Disorder. :p
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  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Macedonia Skione.jpg MACEDONIA, Skione
    AR Tetrobol. 2.28g, 13mm. MACEDONIA, Skione, circa 480-450 BC. SNG ANS 708-9 var. (ethnic). O: Head of the hero, Protesilaos, right. R: Apotropaic eye within incuse square.
    Notes: Protesilaos led 40 ships from Thessalian Phylake against Troy. He was the first to leap ashore when they arrived... and the first to die.

    Moving along: Another 5th century BC Greek silver
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  6. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Tetradrachm of Abdera 475-450 B.C. 14.59 grms 26mm Obv Griffen std r. Rv quadpartite incuse square abdera2.jpg Next coin another 5th century B.C Greek coin
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  7. Curtisimo

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  8. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Antoninus Pius, Alexandria drachm / Athena
    Next: a different deity holding a statue of Nike/Victory
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  9. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Venus holding victory
    JC lifetime portrait 480:5b.png

    Next: Nemesis
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  10. Ryro

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


    (AD 69-79), AR Denarius (19mm, 2.95g), struck AD 73. IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS ,laureate head facing right / PONTIF MAXIM , Nemesis advancing right, pointing a caduceus at a snake below. RIC 544; BMC 97. Former Kairos Numismatik

    Next up by order of Sir Mixalot: a big female butt
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  11. Roman Collector

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    Julia Titi VENVS AVGUST denarius.jpg Julia Titi VENVS AVGUST denarius Sulzer listing.JPG

    Next up: The best explanation for the empress's appearance is a die-engraver saying, "I don't know what she looks like! I guess I'll just give the emperor a wig!"
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  12. Ryro

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

    Nice As... I mean denarius;)
    Poor Julia Titi. After her greatly admired father's passing she took her own life (quite possibly due to being made to be her uncle's lover). And, though said to have been beautiful, the image above is a very nice representation of what we are to believe she looked like:vomit:
    Not nearly as nice, my Titis much bigger than yours:


    Julia Titi
    (Daughter of Titus)AE DupondiusEmpress. 10.76 grams 27mm
    Rome AD 279-80
    Draped bust of Julia right hair in bun
    Ceres standing left holding corn ears and long torch
    Sear 2615 RIC Titus 177
    Former: fvrisus.rvfvs
    An extremely rare find in this denomination
    Lovely emerald green patina
    Julia was the daughter of Titus and later was forced to become the mistress of her uncle Domitian after he executed her husband in AD 84.
    Julia was the first Augusta to have coinage issued in her own name in all 3 metals
    Julia committed suicide in AD 89
    and was deified by Domitian.

    However, to avoid a duplicate well go with domitian's wife. Just as ugl... Unique looking!


    Lydia, Philadelphia. Augusta, A.D. 82-96. AE 16 (15.36 mm, 2.66 g, 1 h). ΔOMITIA AYΓΟΥCΤΑ (CCW), draped bust of Domitia right / ЄΠI ΛΑΓЄT ΦΙΛΑΔЄΛΦЄ (CCW), bunch of grapes on vine-stem. RPC 1336. Near VF / VF, dark green patina, minor deposits in recesses

    Next up: Your favorite patination on a empress
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  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Next: ??????
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  14. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Sabina PIETAS.jpg

    next: coin of Trajan's wife Plotina
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  15. Roman Collector

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    Plotina Tabae.jpg
    Plotina, wife of Trajan, Augusta c. AD 105-122.
    Roman provincial Æ 20.0 mm, 5.43 g.
    Caria, Tabae, AD 105-122.
    Obv: ΠΛΩΤЄΙΝ CЄΒΑCΤΗ, diademed and draped bust, right, hair in plait behind
    Rev: ΤΑΒΗΝΩΝ, stag standing right.
    Refs: RPC III 2292; BMC Caria p. 170, no. 79; SNG von Aulock 2720; Robert 143.

    Next up: stag
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  16. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    [​IMG]BRUTTIUM, Kaulonia
    AR Stater (or “Nomos”). 7.97g, 21.8mm. BRUTTIUM, Kaulonia, circa 475-425 BC. SNG ANS 180; Noe, Caulonia 93; HN Italy 2046. O: KAVΛ, Apollo, naked, advancing right, holding a branch in uplifted right hand; small daimon running left on Apollo's outstretched left arm; stag standing right, head turned back. R: KAVΛ (retrograde), Stag standing right; laurel branch to right.

    Next: Retrograde legend
  17. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    86584q00 (1) (1).jpg
    AR litra
    Abacaenum (Tripi, Sicily) 430-420 BCE
    weight 0.857g, maximum diameter 12.6mm
    obverse: laureate bearded male head right; reverse: boar or sow standing right, acorn in the lower right field, ABAK/AINI, starting in exergue, ending retrograde above, linear border; very rare
    SNG ANS 897 (same dies); HGC 2 10 corr. (R2, same dies); Weber 1169; SNG Sicily p. 1, 2 var. (ABA/KAIN); SNG Fitz 883 var. (same)

    Next: Coin weighing less than 0.9g
  18. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Aegina - Hemiobol.jpg
    ATTICA, Aegina
    AR Hemiobol. 0.52g, 7mm. ATTICA, Aegina, circa 480-457 BC. SNG Cop 512-3; HGC 6, 453; SNG Delepierre 1521. O: Cutest little sea turtle ever. R: Large square incuse with skew pattern.
    Ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli Collection

    Next: A bigger brother/sister of this little guy
  19. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    The whole 1.06g obol:
    Next: A larger turtle (extra credit for one still smaller than the stater)
  20. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    ATTICA AEGINA aa.jpg
    AR Stater
    OBVERSE: Sea-turtle (T-backed); head in profile
    REVERSE: Large square incuse with skew pattern
    Struck at Aegina, 480-457BC
    11.96g, 20mm
    SNG Cop 507

    Next: Incuse square
  21. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    next: an 5th century BC silver greek coin
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