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  1. Alegandron

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

    Fourree

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    Persia Achaemenid Empire 4th C BCE FOURREE 15mm Siglos Persian hero-king in running incuse

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  3. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

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    Ionia, Kolophon
    AR Tetartemorion.
    Late 6th Century BCE.
    Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo facing.
    Reverse: TE monogram within incuse square.
    References: SNG Cop 133; SNG Kayhan 356.
    Size: 7mm, 0.25g.

    Next: Apollo
     
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  4. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    next: a bronze Otho
     
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  5. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

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    Otho, Ruled Jan 15-Apr 16, 69 AD
    AE26, Syria, Antioch Mint

    Was Poppaea Sabina’s initial husband, but she had an affair with Nero and eventually left him for Nero while Nero was Emperor.
    Obverse: CAE AVG IMP M OTHO, laureate head right; c/m- Athena standing right within rectangular incuse.
    Reverse: Large SC within laurel wreath of eight leaves, fastened at top with pellet, between inner circle and outer dotted border.
    References: RPC 4318; c/m-Howgego 245
    Size: 26mm, 11.1g
    Ex: Savoca Coin Auction, 4th Blue, Lot #930 (12-27-2017)

    Next: non-Roman Countermark
     
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  6. Ryro

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

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    Philetairus
    Mysia (van Alfen type 2) Kingdom of Pergamon
    282-263 BC Bronze, with countermark: owl. Head of Athena with Attic Helmet / Serpent of Asclepius. SNG BN 1650 ff. 2.99 g .; Nice
    Secret Saturlanlia gift

    Next up: SS gift that you don't know who gave it to you
     
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  7. Ryro

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

    Since it's not getting play (guess secret Saturns ain't so secret) I'll post another coin from the same kind Saturn and move the thread along:

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    Caracalla, Caesar

    196-198 Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 2.92 g, 12 h), Laodicea, 198. M AVR ANTON CAES PONTIF Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. SECVRITAS PERPETVA Securitas standing front, head left, holding inverted spear in left hand and resting with right on shield set on ground. BMC 459. Cohen 566. RIC 330. A scarce issue with an unusual bust type. Good very fine. Secret Saturlanlia gift

    Next up: a spear being thrown
     
  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    THESSALIAN LEAGUE
    AR Drachm
    Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right, ΓAYANA (magistrate) behind
    Rev: Athena Itonia standing right, with shield and about to hurl spear, ΘEΣΣA - ΛΩN to sides, bunch of grapes on vine right, Π-O / Λ-Y (magistrate) across lower fields
    Struck at Thessaly 196-146 BC
    4.0g, 16 mm
    BMC 36

    Next: Another example of the Thessalian League
     
  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    The only Koinon of Thessaly coin I have is this barely identifiable one of Marcus Aurelius:

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    Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-180.
    Roman provincial AE diassarion, 10.79 g, 25.2 mm, 5 h.
    Thessaly, Thessalian League. Marcus Aurelius. A.D. 161-180.
    Obv: AYT M AYP AN-TѠNЄINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: KOINON ΘΕCCΑΛѠΝ, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear and holding shield.
    Refs: Rogers 95; BMC 79; Mionnet Suppl. III 61.

    Next: Marcus Aurelius provincial.
     
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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Aurelius as Caesar, Alexandria drachm / Nike
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    Next: another Alexandian coin of a Caesar (not Augustus)
     
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  11. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    Maybe a new next?
     
  12. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

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    EGYPT, Alexandria. Marcus Aurelius as Caesar
    AE obol, 20.5 mm, 6.0 gm. Alexandria.
    Year 15 (CE 151/2)
    Obv: MAVPHΛICKAICAP; bust right, bare head
    Rev: Sphinx crouched right in the pose of the Great Sphinx of Giza; LIE (date) above in left field
    Ref: Emmett 1919.15, R5; Dattari 3221; RPC IV online 15684 coin #4

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  13. Alegandron

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

    Sphinx

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    Iberia Castulo Late 2nd C BC AE As 25mm Bust Nose Hand Sphinx

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    Egypt SCARAB Middle Kingdom 2065-1650 BCE Scarabaeus Sphinx

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  14. Ryro

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

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    SPAIN, Castulo
    I Century BCE Æ As Diademed head, hand before / Helmeted Sphinx standing, star at right. Burgos.543. aVF, earthen brown patina.

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  15. Alegandron

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

    Broken but Beautiful

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    Carthage - Zeugitana AR Shekel-Didrachm 360-264 BCE Tanit Horse r head l palm SNG COP 141

    Next up: More Tanit / Kore / Persephone
     
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  16. Ryro

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

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    Carthaginian Domain, Sicily
    c. 4th-3rd cent. BC. ’ (17mm, 2.7g, 3h). Wreathed head of Tanit l. R/ Horse standing r. before palm tree. SNG Copenhagen 1117-9 (Zeugitania).

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  17. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

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    Hispania-Carthage, 212-208 BC
    AE ¼ Calco, Traveling Barcid Military Mint,
    Time of Hannibal and Second Punic War

    Obverse: Wreathed head of Tanit left.
    Reverse: Crested Thracian helmet left, with cheek guards.
    References: AB-523; ACIP 582; SNG BM Spain 67; Villaronga 1973, 114; CNH p. 69, 46
    Size: 13mm, 1.94g
    Notes: Degenerate or crude style. Extremely rare. Mobile military mint traveling with the mercenary army defending southern Spain against the Roman offensive in the last years of the Second Punic War.

    Next: helmet on reverse
     
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  18. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

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    Tryphon, Diodotus
    Mint: Antioch
    141 BC
    Obvs: Head of Tryphon right diademed.
    Revs: BAΣΙΛEΩΣ TPYФΩNOΣ AYTOKPATOPOΣ, Spiked Macedonian helmet.
    AE 18mm, 4.9g
    Ref: SC 2034.1

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  19. Ryro

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

    Now that is a bad@$$ coin right there!
    Another addition to my must have list.
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    Philip V and Perseus. Ca. 221-168 B.C.E
    Macedonian Kingdom. AE unit (17.1 mm, 6.07 g, 12 h). Uncertain Macedonian mint. Macedonian shield, star with spiral arms/swastika in center boss / M-K, ΔONΩN, Macedonian helmet with cheek guards, BA monogram below. SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Cop -; McClean 3666. VF. Rare

    Next up: Macedonian shield coin sans Gorgon
     
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  20. Alegandron

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

    Makedon Shield sans @Ryro (ooops, I meant Gorgon)

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    Makedon Amphipolis Philip V - Perseus - lost empire to Romans - helmet Tetrobol

    Next up: Club
     
  21. Ryro

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

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    Commodus
    177-192 AD AE As 24-25 mm, 10.34 g, Rome, 192 AD.
    Obv. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, Head to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
    Rev. HERCVL / ROMAN / AVGV / S C, Legend divided by club within laurel wreath.
    RIC III 644; C. 193; BMC 722.
    An interesting type. Fine to very fine.From: Auctiones GmbH

    Next up: Ruler known to have a sense of humor
     
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