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  1. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Well-Known Member

    I can't resist Dekadrachm of Syracuse 405-400 B.C. 42.65 grms 32 mm syracusedek1.jpeg Next coin Coin you have never featured on coin talk
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  3. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Gosh, that's jaw-dropper. :wideyed:
    LUCANIA Metapontion - AR Didrachm ex Pozzi 3638.jpg
    LUCANIA, Metapontion
    AR Didrachm. 7.72g, 20.5mm. LUCANIA, Metapontion, circa 340-330 BC. HN Italy 1576; Johnston Class B, 3.16; Pozzi (Boutin) 499 (this coin). O: ΛEYKIΠΠOΣ, Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, dog seated to left; below neck, Σ. R: META, Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, dove alighting right; below leaf, AMI.
    Ex Prof. Samuel-Jean Pozzi Collection (Boutin), 499

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  4. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member


    Lucania, Herakleia, Athena, marin divinity
    Lucania, Herakleia
    Æ14, 3rd century BC
    Obv.: Draped bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
    Rev.: HPAKΛEIΩN, Female(?) marin divinity with human upper part of the body right, round shield in left hand, spear over shoulder; in field left, thunderbolt.
    Æ, 2.45g, 13.6mm
    Ref.: SNG Cop. 1142, Weber Coll. 724 var. (star on rev.).

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  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Antoninus Pius - Drachm Harpodile Menelaites Nome new 3138.jpg ANTONINUS PIUS
    AE Drachm. 28.01g, 36.4mm. EGYPT, Alexandria, RY 8 (AD 144/5). Menelaites Nome. Emmett 1819; Dattari 6318; RPC Online Temp #13971. O: AVT K T AIΛ AΔP ANTωNЄINOC CЄB ЄVC, laureate head right. R: MЄNЄΛAЄITHC, Harpokrates of Canopus (part human, part crocodile) left, holding finger on right hand before mouth, cornucopia on left arm; altar before, L H (date) in exergue.
    Ex Phil Peck (“Morris”) Collection

    Next: AD 144/5
  6. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Will this do? ;)

    Screen Shot 2019-08-21 at 10.09.47 AM.jpg

    Next: A Pi but after COS III
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  7. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    A Pius - COS IIII


    Antoninus Pius (Reg. 138-161 AD)
    AR Denarius
    Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right
    Rv: TR POT COS IIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae, LIB IIII in exergue.
    Ag, 3.74g, 16mm
    Ref.: RIC 155, BMCRE 567, RSC 490a.

    Next: Posthumous Antoninus Pius
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  8. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    next Lucius Verus
  9. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    Lucius Verus Sestertius.jpg

    Next up, something from Sogdiana.
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  10. Alegandron

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


    Sogdiana - Hyrcodes 3rd-4thCE AR Scyphate Obol or Reduced Drachm 12mm 0.56g Bukhara mint Male-Deity BMC Baktria p118

    Next: Silk Road
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  11. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Chach, 2nd-4th c. CE, ruler's head left // tamgha w/ Sogdian legend around:

    Screen Shot 2019-08-21 at 1.21.31 PM.jpg

    Next: more Silk Road
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  12. Alegandron

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

    More Silk Road

    INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Takto (Soter Megas).
    Æ Tetradrachm, 21mm, 8.5g, 12h; c. AD 80-100.
    Obv.: Radiate and diademed bust right, holding scepter; tamgha behind.
    Rev.: BACIΛЄV BACIΛЄVΩN CΩTHP MЄΓAC; Vima Takto on horseback right, holding axe; tamgha to lower right.
    Reference: Senior B17.1vT
    Ex: @John Anthony

    The Kushan empire was founded in Bactria by the Yuezhi, a group of Chinese nomadic pastoralists, after their displacement by the Xiongnu in the 2nd century BC.

    During the 1st century BCE, one of the five major Yuezhi tribes in Bactria, the Kushanas (Chinese: 貴霜; pinyin: Guishuang), began to subsume the other tribes and neighbouring peoples. The subsequent Kushan Empire, at its peak in the 3rd century CE, stretched from Turfan in the Tarim Basin, in the north to Pataliputra on the Gangetic plain of India in the south. The Kushanas played an important role in the development of trade on the Silk Road and the introduction of Buddhism to China. -wiki

    Next up: more Silk Road
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  13. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    My favorite Chach is the two headed portrait. S&K group 5

    Next: Silk road coin in the fabric of the Chinese cash
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  14. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Samarkand: Tarkhun (c. 700-710):

    Screen Shot 2019-08-21 at 2.20.26 PM.jpg

    Next: Bukhar-Hudat
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  15. Alegandron

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

    Invoking 12-Hour Rule...

    Sogdiana silk road 700-800 CE AE Cash Tamga Samitan RARE

    Next Up: Another SILK ROAD
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  16. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    The starting point of the Silk Road is still missing. Xian in China was one important starting point. Xian was capital of China during the Qin dynasty and then again during Sui and Tang Dynasty. Here is a Sui Dynasty coin.


    Sui Wu Zhu
    AE, 2.49g, 23.3mm
    Hartill 10.26, FD650

    Next: another silk road coin, at least we need the the point when it reaches the Mediterranean Sea, but there's also a lot in between.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
  17. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Here's a Bukhar-Hudat (which we missed) in the name of al-Mahdi (775-85):

    Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 2.02.29 PM.jpg

    And here's an early Yuezhi (pre-Kushan) tetradrachm from Sogdiana modeled on a Bactrian issue of Euthydemos:
    Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 2.04.27 PM.jpg
    Next: something imitating a Greek issue
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  18. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Celtic Tetradrachm.jpg
    Danubian Celts, circa 2nd century BC, imitating Macedonian Tetradrachms of Phillip III
    Obv: very crude head of Herakles right
    Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left; holding eagle, monogram below the throne and another monogram to left
    Size: 30mm, 14.4g
    Note: The obverse die, depicting the head of Heracles, was cut on a very high relief - it quickly broke and degenerated into a large blob of silver, sometimes with the neck-line and the nose discernable. This does not seem to have stopped the moneyers from continuing to use the dies, and the coins continued to be minted with the broken obverse die.

    Next: a Dacian coin imitating Roman Republican denarius
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2019
  19. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    As it is more than 12 hours, here are couple of relevant links, both from @Phillip Davis

    The Celator, Dacian and Celtic Imitations of Republican Denarii


    And here's my Dacian imitation (left coin) - although it was sold to me as a T. Carisius imitation - I think it could be imitating Cn. Lentulus AR denarius (right coin) 76-75 BC (which, like this coin, doesn't have the cornucopia)
    Dacian imitation .jpg
    Dacian Imitative denarius on the left
    Cn. Lentulus; 76-75 BC, Denarius, on the right
    Obv: Genius of the Roman people right, GPR above
    Rev: EX SC divided by globe, rudder and scepter, CN LEN Q below

    Next: a rudder, or anything else nautical
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2019
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  20. Alegandron

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


    RR Cipius 115-114 BCE Roma X Biga rudder S 166 AUTH Cr 289-1 -
    Ex: Recent @John Anthony Coin Show

    Next: NON-Carthage Palm
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  21. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Didia Clara HILAR TEMPOR sestertius.jpg
    Didia Clara, daughter of Didius Julianus and Manlia Scantilla, Augusta, AD 193.
    Roman Æ Sestertius, 21.16 g, 30.5 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 193.
    Obv: DIDIA CLARA AVG, bare-headed and draped bust right.
    Rev: HILARITAS SC, Hilaritas standing, head left, holding palm branch and cornucopiae.
    Refs: RIC 20; BMCRE 38-41; RCV 6087.
    Notes: obverse die 3, reverse die H, Woodward, "The Coinage of Didius Julianus and His Family." Num Chron. 121:71, 1961. Reverse die-match to BMC 40 and BMC 41 in the British Museum collection.

    Next: Daughter of an emperor/king
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2019
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