Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Collect89, Jul 21, 2017.
about the same coin, but with an owl on the reverse.
next: Tetradrachma Demetrius poliorcetes
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Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm Nike alighting atop prow of galley left / Poseidon standing left, throwing trident held in his right hand, mantle over his left arm;
Next: a coin of his father
Antigonus I Monophthalmus, 323 - 301 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great
AR Drachm, 3.906g, 16.5mm, die axis0o
Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, c. 319 - c. 305 BCE
Obv: , Hd of Alexander R, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck
Reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, ΣΩ monogram left, AT monogram under throne
Ref: Price1970, Müller Alexander 793, Prokesch-Osten II 84, SNG Cop-, SNG München-, SNG Alpha Bank
EX: Forum Ancient Coins
Next up: Ptolemy I - The Greatest of the Diadochi
next: tet Ptolemy II
This is also year 33 like my overdate which I show way too often.
Next: Ptolemy III
Ptolemy III Euergetes
AE Obol. Alexandria Mint 246-222 BCE. Obverse: Deified head of Alexander the Great right, wearing elephant skin. Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, cornucopia over shoulder; E between legs. References: Svoronos 976; SNG Copenhagen 232. Size: 24mm, 10.36g. Numismatic Notes: Good VF grade and done in choice style!
Edit: @dougsmit, like a trophy wife, a coin like that demands to be shown and often
Next up: Ptolemy IV
Ptolemy IV Philopator, 222-205/4 BC
AE Tetraobol, Alexandria mint
Obverse: Head of Zeus-Ammon right, wearing tainia.
Reverse: Eagle standing left, head right, on thunderbolt; uncertain radiate monogram between legs.
References: Svoronos 1148
Size: 37mm, 37.4g
Next : Ptolemy V
Ptolemaios V. Epiphanes
Obv: Draped and wreathed bust of Isis right
Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ – BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt
AE, 16.05g, 28mm
Ref.: Svoronos 1234
Next: Ptolemy VI
next guess what ? yes, Ptolemy VII
I dont own one, and it seems nobody on Cointalk does not own one eighter.
next: Ptolemy VIII (Physcon aka Euergetes II)
Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Physcon)
AE30. 22.0g, 30.3mm. Alexandreia mint, Series 7. Svoronos 1424B (Joint reign of Ptolemy VI and VIII); SNG Copenhagen 308-310 (Joint reign of Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII); Lorber & Faucher Series 7C. O: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right. R: BAΣIΛEΩS ΠTOΛEMAIOY, two eagles with their wings closed standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopia to left.
Next: Let's just go straight to Cleopatra VII
Not exactly as pretty as Elizabeth Taylor, but it's a Cleo VII:
Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, 51-30 BCE.
AE 40 drachmai; 21.0 mm; 7.32 gm.
Alexandria mint, 51-30 BCE.
Obv: Diademed head of Cleopatra, hair in bun at back of head, facing right.
Rev: [ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ], eagle standing left on thunderbolt, double cornucopiae in field to left, M (for 40) to right.
Refs: Sear Greek 7956; Svoronos 1872; BMC 6; Vagi 212; Forrer 110.
Next up: Barely identifiable.
Baduila, Ostrogothic Kingdom
AE 2.5 nummi
Obv: Pearl-diademed, draped bust of Anastasius right
Rev: Monogram of Baduila
Date: 541-552 AD
Ref: MIB 87; Kraus 69; Metlich 94
Next: Nice/decent on one side, poor shape on the other
Next: Magnus Maximus
AR Siliqua. 2.06g, 16.8mm. Trier mint, AD 383-388. RIC IX 84b. O: D N MAG MAX-IMVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. R: VIRTVS RO-MANORVM, Roma seated facing, head left, holding globe in right hand, scepter in left; TRPS in exergue.
Ex Michael Kelly Collection
367-383 CE Æ (17mm, 2.82 g, 7h). Siscia mint, 3rd officina. Struck AD 367-375. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor advancing right, head left, dragging bound captive and holding labarum; M-*/P//ΓSISC. RIC IX 14c.xvii; LRBC -. Good VF, brown patina.
Next up: coin with someone bound captive
423 to 425 AD
Obvs: DN IOHANN-ES PF AVG, Draped and cuiassed right.
Revs: SALVS REIPVBLICE, Victory advancing left, holding trophy over shoulder and dragging captive. Christogram to left.
Ref: RIC X 1920
Next: Leonid Dynasty with clear name in inscription
RI Leo I 457-474 CE AE 4 10mm Salus Emp stdg hldg Globe and Standard
His WIFE VERINA
RI Verina w Leo I AE2 20mm 457-475 Victory inscribing CHI RHO - RIC X 656 R3 RARE
Next up: INDIA
Next: an Indian coin with a different animal reverse
INDIA, Post-Mauryan (Punjab)
AE 1 1/2 Karshapana. 12.21g, 21.2mm x 19mm. Taxila mint, circa 185-168 BC. AIC 12-3; MACW 4401-3. O: Elephant walking right; three-arched hill surmounted by crescent above. R: Lion standing right; swastika above, three-arched hill surmounted by crescent to left; all within incuse square.
Separate names with a comma.