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  1. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Akanathos tetradrachm 470-430 B.C. Obv Lion attacking bull. Rv Quadripartite square. 17.67 grms 27 mm acanthos1.png Next coin 5th Century B.C. coin from Asia Minor or the Levant
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  3. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Phoenicia Arados - AR Shekel Galley 2250.jpg PHOENICIA, Arados
    AR Shekel. 10.48g, 23.8mm (15.4mm min). Circa 420-400 BC. E&E-A Group III.1.1, C13; HGC 10, 29. O: Laureate head of Ba’al-Arwad right. R: Galley right, Pataikos on prow, above waves; M A (in Aramaic) above.

    Next: Waves
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  4. TIF

    TIF Well that didn't last long :D Supporter

    EGYPT, Alexandrian. Trajan
    RY 12 (108/9 CE)
    Æ drachm, 33.5 mm, 22.25 gm
    Obv: laureate bust right
    Rev: Poseidon driving a biga of hippcamps right, raising arm and trident; waves below
    Ref: Emmett 568.12 (R5); Dattari-Savio Pl. 49, 7156 (this coin); RPC 4318.2 (this coin cited)
    Ex Dattari Collection (Giovanni Dattari, 1853-1923)

    Next: a plate coin or illustrated coin from a published book
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  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Plate coin in Lindgren:

    Annia Faustina Isinda.jpg Annia Faustina Lindgren plate small.jpg Annia Faustina Lindgren listing.jpg

    Next: wife of Elagabalus
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  6. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    2nd and 4th wife of Elagabalus

    AR Denarius. 2.93g, 20mm. Rome mint, AD 220-222. RIC 226. O: IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG, draped bust right. R: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing left, holding patera and double cornucopiae; lit altar to left; star in right field.

    Next: a star in the left field
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  7. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Wow, some real killer coins in the last page or so!

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    AV Semissis of Basiliscus

    Next: some more gold
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  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Valens 13.jpg
    AV Solidus
    OBVERSE: DN VALENS PER F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: RESTITVTOR REIPUBLICAE, Valens standing right, holding labarum in right hand & Victory on globe in left, cross to left. Mintmark star ANTE star
    Struck at Antioch, 364 AD
    3.6g, 19mm
    Antioch RIC 2d,xxxvii-5

    Next: Victory on globe
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  9. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Next: an enemy of Constantine I (other than Licinius I)
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  10. Shea19

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    MAXENTIUS, Silvered bronze Follis, (25 mm, 7.36 g), Ostia, 308- 312. IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG Laureate head of Maxentius to right. Rev. AETERNITAS AVG N / MOSTA, The Dioscuri standing facing, each holding bridle of horse in right hand and scepter in left; between them, she-wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. RIC 16

    Next: Romulus and Remus
  11. Alegandron

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

    Romulus and Remus

    Roman Republic Anon AE Sextans 217-215 BCE She-Wolf Twins Romulus and Remus Eagle Syd 95 Craw 39/3 Sear 609

    Next up: NON-Roman Wolf
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  12. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    AR Triobol
    80-50 BCE
    Forepart of wolf, right
    A-ΓA / Θ-O / KΛEOΣ divided by large A, harpe sword below, all within incuse square
    16.32 mm, 2.01 grams

    Next: Another coin with a harpe sword.
  13. Ryro

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

    A couple oldies but goodies:

    Amisos Pontos,
    85-65 BCE. Ae-29mm
    Av. helmeted head of Athena right
    Rv. Perseus standing left, holding harpa
    quality is very fine with a dark green patina, weight is 18,93gr.
    SNG v. Aulock 6722
    Former: cichosgladiator11


    Pontos. Amisos c 85-65 BC.
    Bronze Æ, 30mm., 18,18g.
    Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with griffin / AMIΣOY Perseus standing holding harpa and head of Medusa, at feet, body of Medusa, monograms to both sides.VF Sea 1166-76

    Next up: Gore
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  14. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Gore - blood that has been shed, especially as a result of violence
    Hosidia 1.jpg
    C. Hosidius C.f. Geta, AR Denarius, 64 BC, Rome
    Obv: GETA before, III VIR behind, diademed and draped bust of Diana right, bow and quiver at shoulder
    Rev: C HOSIDI C F, the wild board of Calydon charging right, side pierced by arrow, harried by hound below
    Ref: Crawford 407/2; Hosidia 1

    Next Up: Diana / Artemis
  15. Alegandron

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


    Campania, CAPUA
    2nd Punic War - Hannibal promises Capua as Capital of Italia after Rome destroyed
    Attribution: SNG ANS 210
    Date: 216-211 BC
    Obverse: Bust of Diana right, with bow and quiver over shoulder
    Reverse: Boar right, one pellet above, KAPV (retrograde) in exergue
    Size: 20.72 mm
    Weight: 6.56 grams
    Rare City...

    Next up: Mithra... CHANGE THAT TO AN EAGLE
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
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  16. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Elagabalus Ar Tetradrachm Emesa mint 218-222 A.D. Prieur 267 13.28 grms 25 mm anttdelagabals2.JPG Next coin another tetradrachm from the Roman east
  17. Alegandron

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


    RI Nero AR Tetradrachm 54-68 CE Eagle.jpg
    Antioch, Syria
    Nero Regnal year 8, Caesarian year 110, (AD 61/62)
    AR Tetradrachm 25 mm x 14.05 grams
    Obverse: NERWNOS KAISAROS SEBASTOU, Laureate bust right, wearing aegis.
    Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, palm branch before, H/IP behind.
    Ref: RPC4182
    Ex: @Ancientnoob hoard...

    Next up: Camel
  18. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter


    Trajan, AD 98-117.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.35 g, 18.3 mm, 7 h.
    Rome, AD 103-111.
    Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust, right, with drapery on left shoulder.
    Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, Arabia, draped, standing left, holding branch in right hand over camel walking left before her and a bundle of canes (?) in left hand.
    Refs: RIC 142; BMCRE 297-299; Cohen 89; Sear --; ERIC II 400.

    Next: Personification of a Roman province.
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  19. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Gordian III, Ruled 238-244 AD
    AE Dupondius, Moesia, Viminacium
    Struck 242/243 AD (RY 4)

    Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
    Reverse: PMS C-OL VIM, Moesia standing with head to the left holding her right hand over a bull and her left hand over a lion, AN IIII below (242/243 AD).
    Reference: Cohen 427
    Size: 23mm, 6.9g
    Note: The bull represents Legion VII and the lion Legion IV both stationed in the area.

    Next: A coin having to do with legions in some way.
  20. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Marcus Aurelius.jpg
    AR Denarius
    REVERSE: ANTONINVS ET VERVS AVG REST, legionary eagle between two standards, LEG VI between
    Struck at Rome, 168AD
    3.81g, 20mm
    RIC III 443 (Marcus Aurelius) ; BMCRE 500

    Next: Another restitution example
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  21. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    Another restitution example


    type restored under Titus,
    27 mm. 12.36 grams. Dupondius.
    Sear I 2580. RIC II.1 Titus 446

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