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  1. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    about the same coin, but with an owl on the reverse.

    next: Tetradrachma Demetrius poliorcetes
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  3. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    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
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2019
  4. Alegandron

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


    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
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  5. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    I just showed a Ptolemy I , never mind, here's another one:

    P1210873 best (2).JPG

    next: tet Ptolemy II
  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Ptolemy II, Sidon mint tetradrachm
    This is also year 33 like my overdate which I show way too often.

    Next: Ptolemy III
  7. Ryro

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

    Saved this beauty from BD a year or 2 back...

    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
  8. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    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
  9. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member


    Ptolemaios V. Epiphanes
    204-180 BC
    Æ Tetrobol
    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
  10. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Ptolemy VI-VIII diobol.jpg

    next guess what ? yes, Ptolemy VII
  11. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    These coins from Ptolemy VII are very rare.
    I dont own one, and it seems nobody on Cointalk does not own one eighter.


    next: Ptolemy VIII (Physcon aka Euergetes II)
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  12. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    PTOLEMAIC Ptolemy VIII - AE30 Double Eagle 1707.jpg PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM
    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 :D
  13. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    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.
  14. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Baduila, Ostrogothic Kingdom
    AE 2.5 nummi
    Obv: Pearl-diademed, draped bust of Anastasius right
    Rev: Monogram of Baduila
    Mint: Ticinum
    Date: 541-552 AD
    Ref: MIB 87; Kraus 69; Metlich 94



    Next: Nice/decent on one side, poor shape on the other
  15. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    I need a new photo for this Flavius Victor, but I've never seen a better portrait of him on an AE4. Too bad about the reverse corrosion...

    Screen Shot 2019-08-19 at 10.32.30 PM.jpg

    Next: Magnus Maximus
  16. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter


    Magnus Maximus - AR Siliqua ex Michael Kelly 3010.jpg 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

    Next: Gratian
  17. Ryro

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

    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
  18. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    Mint: Rome
    423 to 425 AD
    AE 4
    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.
    11x12mm, 1.12g
    Ref: RIC X 1920

    Next: Leonid Dynasty with clear name in inscription
  19. Alegandron

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

    LEO I

    RI Leo I 457-474 CE AE 4 10mm Salus Emp stdg hldg Globe and Standard.jpg
    RI Leo I 457-474 CE AE 4 10mm Salus Emp stdg hldg Globe and Standard

    RI Verina w Leo I AE2 20mm 457-475 Victory inscribing CHI RHO - RIC X 656 R3 RARE.JPG
    RI Verina w Leo I AE2 20mm 457-475 Victory inscribing CHI RHO - RIC X 656 R3 RARE

    Next up: INDIA
  20. dougsmit

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  21. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Taxila Karshapana.jpg 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.

    Next: Kushan
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