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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 Always learning. Supporter

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    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

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    AQUILIA SEVERA
    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

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    VALENS
    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

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

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

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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

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    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 Supporter

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    Argos
    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:
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    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


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    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
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    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

    Diana

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    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
     
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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

    EAST TET

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    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

    Camel!

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    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

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    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

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    MARCUS ANTHONY RESTITUTION
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: ANTONIVS AVGVR III VIR R P C, Galley left.
    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

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    DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
    type restored under Titus,
    IMP T VESP AVG REST
    27 mm. 12.36 grams. Dupondius.
    Sear I 2580. RIC II.1 Titus 446

    Next: DIVVS AVGVSTVS
     
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