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  1. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    I was trying to use this for the first request for a London mint coin three posts up, but was too slow. Happily, it seems to still fit the bill. :) Eng no longer posts on CT, but I have great memories of his time here.

    Maximianus - 2nd Reign London Genius 2550.jpg
    MAXIMIANUS, Second Reign
    AE Follis. 6.23g, 26mm. London (Londinium) mint, AD 307. Maximianus, as Senior Augustus (Second Reign). RIC VI London 90. O: D N MAXIMIANO P F S AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right. R: GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left, holding patera in right hand, cornucopia in left; PLN in exergue.
    Ex @Eng Collection

    Next: Yet another coin acquired from a CT member.
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  3. Ryro

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

    Ae Diobol,
    24 MM 8.65 GR
    AE Diobol Year 41 = 11/12 AD, Egypt, City of Alexandria. Head R. Rs. LMA in the oak wreath

    Edit: waaaay to slow. Next up CT coin
  4. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    From a recent JA Auction.. a previous @dougsmit I believe...


    Next: a "fleur de coin" grade - VOT/vows coin of the Tetrarchy (just kidding on grade - please add one you really love!)
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2019
  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Glad you were kidding about the FDC part. :D

    maxentiusvota.jpg MAXENTIUS
    AE Quarter-Follis. 1.8g, 17mm. Rome mint, AD 310-312 AD. RIC 281a. O: MAXENTIVS PF AVG, laureate head right. R: VOT/Q·Q/MVL/X in four lines within a wreath.

    Next: Another non-Temple reverse Maxentius
  6. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1180760 maxentiusb.jpg

    next: Maximinus Daia II
  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Maximinus II billon argentius / Sol in facing quadriga Trier

    Next: reverse with facing quadriga
  8. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Struck at Amasia, the following coin of Alexander Severus has Sol riding a facing quadriga in the upper side of reverse. Next: Any coin of the Decapolis.

    Alx Sever O          Amasia.JPG AlxPontos R   Altar-Sol.JPG
  9. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member


    Syria, Decapolis, Gadara, Titus
    Titus as Caesar
    Syria, Decapolis, Gadara
    AD 73-74
    Obv.: TITOΣ KAIΣAP, laureate head right
    Rev.: ΓAΔAΡEΩN, crossed cornucopia, date LZΛP = year 137 above
    Ae, 4.53g, 18.3mm
    Ref.: RPC II 2096, Spijkerman 30, SNG ANS 1302

    Next: another Decapolis city
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  10. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Antoninus Pius - Arabia Petraea Decapolis Philadelphia 2670.jpg ANTONINUS PIUS
    AE24. 9.02g, 23.6mm. ARABIA PETRAEA, Decapolis, Philadelphia, circa AD 138-161. RPC Online Temp #6636; Spijkerman 17. O: [ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΝΤωΝΕΙΝΟС], laureate-headed bust of Antoninus Pius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right; to right., small draped bust of Athena, left. R: ΦΙΛΑΔƐΛ-ΦƐω[Ν ΚΟΙΛ СΥΡΙΑС], bust of Herakles (head assimilated to portrait of short-bearded Marcus Aurelius) wearing lion-skin, right.

    Next: Another one with Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius
  11. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    fourree denarius
    Next: An unoffical Imperial denarius earlier than this one
  12. Ryro

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

    The similarity of your Marcus Arelius reverse and arrested developments Michael Cera is uncanny:

    Also, I don't think this fouree Galba has much chance of being official:

    Next up: ancient coin that looks like modern celebrity
  13. Alegandron

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

    Looks like a Modern celebrity

    I posted this before, but it is true!

    Mine more depict Casper the Friendly Ghost as opposed to Justinian I...

    BZ Justinian I 527-565 CE AE Folles 30mm 17g 40 Nummi M monogram

    BZ Justinian I 527-565 CE AE30 Folles 12.2g 40 Nummi M monogram


    Next: ancient coin looking like a modern celebrity again
  14. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Justin II half siliqua (Carthage):

    Mick Jagger:

    Next: Byzantine silver
  15. Alegandron

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

    Byzantine Silver

    BYZANTINE EMPIRE. Andronicus II and Michael IX, AD 1295-1320.
    AR Basilikon, 22mm, 2.1g, 6h; Mint of Constantinople.
    Obv.: IC XC KVREI BOHΘH, Christ enthroned, right hand raised in benediction,large dot either side.
    Reverse.ΑVΤΩΚΡΑΤΟ - PΕC PWΜΑION; Andronicus standing left and Michael standing right; holding between them a labarum.
    Reference: DOC V part 1.Class VIII.(f) 528-534
    From the @H8modern Collection
    Ex: @John Anthony

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  16. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Odyssus greated by his old dog Argos on Republican fourree denarius

    Next: rodent on a Greek coin
  17. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1170657 best.jpg

    next: Alexander Aridaeus
  18. Ryro

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


    Philip III Arrhidaeus – Antigonos I Monophthalmos
    KINGS of MACEDON. temp. Circa 323-310 BC. Æ Half Unit (16mm, 3.65 g, 12h). Uncertain mint in western Asia Minor. Macedonian shield; on boss, head of Herakles, wearing lion skin, facing slightly left / Macedonian helmet; below, grain ear left. Price 2805 var. (grain ear right).

    Next up: another of the diadochi

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  19. Alegandron

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


    Thrace -Lysimachos AR Tet 14.3g 28.7mm 305-281 BCE Alexander head-Ammon horns - rev Lysimachos Athena;
    Ex: Forum Ancient Coins

    Next: more Diadochi
  20. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  21. Alegandron

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


    Syracuse Sicily Pyrrhus Epirus 278-276 BCE AE Litra 11.4g 23.3mm Herakles Nemaean Lion scalp - Athena Promachos thunderbolt shield SNG Cop 813, SNG ANS 852

    Next: another Pyrrhus
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