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  1. Ryro

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

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    Vasudeva I
    INDIA, Kushan Empire.. Circa AD 192-225. Æ Tetradrachm (23mm, 8.93 g, 11h). Vasudeva standing facing, head left, flames on shoulder, sacrificing over altar and holding filleted trident; trident to left / Siva standing facing, holding diadem and raising left hand; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; tamgha to upper right. MK 1005. Good VF, brown patina. Ex: Timeline Auction

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  3. Andres2

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  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Menander I 165/155–130 BC Ar drachm
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  5. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

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    Ghaznavid: Mahmud of Ghazni (998-1030 AD), Arabic on obv. and Sanskrit on rev., date (418 AH) in Aryabhata numerals.

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  6. Alegandron

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

    Eastern Invader

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    Nezak Huns
    Spalapati Deva

    AR Jital, AD 750-850
    Obv.: Horseman right holding lance.
    Rev.: Bull left, Sarada script.
    Reference: Tye 5

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  7. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

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    Northern Zhou Dynasty (AD 557-581)
    Emperor: Wu
    Obv: 永通万国 Yong Tong Wan Guo, 玉箸 Yu Zhu stile
    Rev: -
    Value: 10 Wu
    AE, 2.44g, 26.1mm

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  8. Alegandron

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

    United China

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    Qin Shi Huang
    AE Cash ban liang (ca. BCE 221-206)
    34 mm x 8.56 grams
    (半两) Primitive Line script
    First official round coin with square hole. First issued under Qin Shi Huang. First emperor of China.

    Qin Shi Huang unified China k=in 221 BCE and established the Qin Dynasty. (Hence the derivative of the name "China" used in the West, today as Zhongguo in Pudanghua - Chinese). He abolished all prior styles of money used in China Warring States, and made legal coinage to be a round coin with a square hole in the middle. It would weigh a half tael or ban liang (半两). They were cast through the end of the Qin Dynasty and into the Western Han Dynasty

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  9. AnYangMan

    AnYangMan Well-Known Member

    How about a handful of hollow handle spades?

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    Cast during the late Spring and autumn period (771-476 BC) right up untill around 400 BC in the north western state of Jin.

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  10. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

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    Chu (440-220 BC)
    Obv: Ge Liu Zhu (every piece six Zhu)
    Rev: -
    AE, 2.97g, 21.3x11.4mm
    Ref: Hartill 1.11, FD6

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  11. Alegandron

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

    Does a CRESCENT count?

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    China Tang 718-732 CE AE Cash Kai Yuan Tong Bao - Crescent H 14.3

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  12. shanxi

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    Obv: Kai Yuan Tong Bao 開元通寶
    Rev: 襄 Xiang for Xiang in Hubei
    AE, 3.37g, 24.93mm
    Hartill 14.85, S381

    Next: Wu Zhu with something else: dots, lines, letters, incuse engravings ......
     
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  13. dougsmit

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    To my mind the oddest marks on Whu Zhu were made with a sharp tool. When you need a half of a Whu zhu but don't want to lose the hole for stringing you have to be creative. The outer half is called a Fringe or Thread Ring (Yan Huan - H.10.27) while the center is called Chiselled Rim (Zao Bian - H.10.28). These were cut from Wu Zhu which were made over a long span of years and I do not know when these were cut.
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  14. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    An uncia is not worth the trouble it took to mint this tiny insignificant bronze coin. Even the most unskilled laborer in antiquity probably earned far more than this. The dies are too elaborate for a coin that was worth so little.

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  15. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    one of these three creatures anjoys living in the neritic zone, where the oceanic system interacts with the coast.
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    Mysia, Kyzikos, AR Obol, circa 450-400 BC
    Obv: Forepart of boar to left, tunny fish (Euthynnus alletteratus) behind
    Rev: Head of roaring lion to left within incuse square

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  16. Ryro

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

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    MACEDONIA, Eion
    AR Trihemiobol
    OBVERSE: Goose standing right, head reverted, lizard downward to left above
    REVERSE: Quadripartite incuse square
    Struck at Eion, 460-400 BC
    .66g, 11mm
    SNG ANS 273-284ʺ
    Former CT coin from pal Bing

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  17. Alegandron

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

    Heavier

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    Rome. Lead tessera c. 1st cent. AD
    Fortuna standing left, resting rudder on ground with right hand, holding cornucopia in left
    Large DP
    Rostovtsev 2307; Ruggerio 808-9; 13mm, 1.39 g, 12h; good VF

    Ex Tom Vossen collection of Roman lead objects

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  18. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

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    PB Tessera. 3.39g, 15mm. IONIA, Ephesus, circa 2nd - 3rd centuries. Gülbay/Kireç 40. O: Hermit crab right; below, grain ear right. R: Mythological creature (or bear?) standing left.

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  19. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Stater of Akragas 495- 480/478 B.C. Westermark 215 HGC 95 Obv Sea eagle stg left rv. crab 8.11 grms 20mm akragas4.png Next coin eagle
     
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  20. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

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    Syracuse, Sicily
    Hiketas II, Ruled 287-278 BC
    AE Litra, Struck circa 230-218/5 BC

    Obverse: ΔΙΟΣ ΕΛΛANIOY, youthful laureate head of Zeus Hellanios right.
    Reverse: ΣΥΡΑΚ-ΟΣΙΩΝ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, with wings spread, A to left.
    References: Calciati 195, BMC 574, SNG ANS 930
    Size: 26.3mm, 15.4g

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  21. Shea19

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    In the name of Alexander III ‘the Great’, posthumous issue, AR Drachm, (19 mm, 4.18 g), struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, Kolophon, c. 310-301. Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle in his right; to left, Φ; below throne, AP monogram. Price 1828.

    Edit: too late, Syracusian coin is next
     
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