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  1. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    PTOLEMY IV
    AE36
    OBVERSE: Diademed head of Zeus Ammon right
    REVERSE: PTOLEMIAOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, looking back at cornucopiae under right wing
    Struck at Egypt 221-205 BC
    46.4g, 36mm
    SNG Cop 221

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  3. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

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    Domitian
    AR denarius
    Minerva reverse
    89-90 CE

    Next: Another Domitian with a different Minerva reverse.
     
  4. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

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    Domitianus
    AR-Denar AD 93-94
    Obv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRPXIII, laureate bust right
    Rev.: : IMP XXII COS XVI CENS PPP, Minerva standing r. on prow, holding spear and shield; at her feet owl.
    Ag, 3.18g, 17.2x18.8mm
    Ref.: RIC² 762, RIC176, C 284, Kankelfitz 12

    Next: Athena/Minerva on prow
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
  5. Alegandron

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

    I am jumping on @Ocatarinetabellatchitchix ’s request for a dead animal.

    This coin’s reverse always has cracked me up!

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    RR Egnatius Maxsumus 76 BCE Bust Libertas pileus behind- Roma Venus stndg cupid on shoulder Wolf Head S 326 Cr 391-3

    Cn. Egnatius Cn.f. Cn.n. Maxsumus, 76 BC. Denarius, Rome. [MAXSVMVS Diademed and draped bust of Libertas to right, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; behind, pileus. Rev. [V] - CN•N / C•EGNATIVS•CN•F Roma, on left, standing facing, left foot set on wolf's head and holding staff with her right hand, and Venus, on right, standing facing, holding staff right and with cupid alighting on her shoulder; rudder standing on prow on either side. Babelon (Egnatia) 3. Crawford 391/3. RBW 1429. Sydenham 787.

    Please continue on
     
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  6. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter


    Well, since no one has posted anything in half a day, here's what you asked for....

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    Next: A darkly toned imperial silver coin from the 1st century AD
     
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  7. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

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  8. Alegandron

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

    Wuff!

    When I lived in northern Wisconsin in the 90’s, we had a proliferation of Deer, followed by packs of Wuffs increasing commensurately. Our house backed up to 100 acres of open woods.

    Late one evening, my neighbor had a deer taken down by a pack of wolves. Blood everywhere in the snow. That was pretty wild.

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    RR Anon AE Sextans 217-215 BCE She-Wolf Twins Eagle Syd 95 Cr 39-3 S 609 Scarce

    I later had a black bear on my deck, eating the drippings cup under my grill. Kids had a ball with the wildlife as they were growing up.
     
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  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    This is actually pretty dark:

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    Next: Emperor and his mother on the same coin.
     
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  10. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    GORDIAN III
    AE26
    OBVERSE: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡ∆ΙΑΝΟC ΑΥΓ ΤΡΑΝΚΥΛ/ΛΙΝΑ, confronted busts of Gordian III and Tranquillina
    REVERSE: ΟΥΛΠΙΑΝΩΝ ΓΧΙΑΛΕ/ΩΝ, Tyche or Homonoia standing left wearing modius, patera in right, cornucopia in left
    Struck at Anchialus, Thrace, 238-244 AD
    12.44g, 26mm
    AMNG II 675

    Next: Homonoia
     
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  11. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Traquillina was wife, not mother of GIII.
     
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  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Opps!

    Next: Emperor and his mother on the same coin.
     
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  13. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Probable an ancient imitation denarius (not plated)
    Obv:– IVLIA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
    Rev:– P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, Bust of Geta right.
    References:– RIC 571

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    Next:- An ancient imitation denarius.
     
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  14. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Septimius Severus / Minerva
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    Next: a Minerva reverse Roman Imperial that is neither Flavian nor Severan
     
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  15. Alegandron

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

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    RI Claudius Ae As 28mm Minerva S-C RIC 100

    Next: BCE Minerva
     
  16. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

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    L. Rubrius Dossenus
    AR Denarius, 87 BC, Rome
    Obv: Helmeted bust of Minerva right, wearing aegis; behind, DO.
    Rev: Triumphal chariot with side panel decorated with eagle; above, Victory in chariot right. In exergue, L RVBR.
    Ag, 17.5mm, 4.07g
    Ref.: Sydenham 707, Crawford 348/3.
    Ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli Collection

    Next: Chariot
     
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  17. Alegandron

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

    BIGA (2-Horse Roman Chariot)

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    RR P Calpurnius AR Den 20mm 3.9g Rome 133 BCE Roma star behind - Venus biga crowned victory Cr 247-1

    Next: Quadriga
     
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  18. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

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    Next: a quadriga coin showing all 16 legs (the above has 5 front legs)
     
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  19. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    syracuset21.jpg Tetradrachm of Syracuse 404-399 B.C. Signed by Eukleidas Obv Quadriga galloping l. Rv Head of Arethusa left Fischer-Bossert 86 m This coin 17.18 grms 26 mm Next coin another Syracuse
     
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  20. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

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    Agathocles of Syracuse
    Bronze litra,
    weight 8.501g, maximum diameter 26.1mm, die axis 315o, 305 - 295 B.C.; obverse ΣYPAKOΣIΩN, head of young Herakles left, wearing taenia, star (control symbol) behind neck; reverse lion walking right, right foreleg raised, club right above, arrow right (control symbol) in exergue; Calciati II p. 287, 150 Ds 14 Rs 63; BMC Sicily p. 196, 391; SNG ANS 740; SNG Cop 767; HGC 2 1465 var. (R1, 4th Democracy, different controls)

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  21. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    AE22 Artemis / thunderbolt but struck unevenly so we lose the last 3/4 of Agathokles' name. I bought this from Ed Waddell in 1988 back when he sold coins of a lower price range. I still enjoy seeing what he has at a show but now I am just looking.
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    Next: a Syracuse silver coin smaller than a litra
     
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