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  1. Alegandron

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

    It is one of my favorites! Thank you
     
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Oh, you can. Just quit making house and car payments, buy ramen noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner, drop your cable company (not you internet - you would be missed), sell all your other coins, and wear only the clothes you now own (and only wash them when absolutely necessary).:wideyed:

    I would like one as well, but I'm unwilling to follow my own advice.
     
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I already eat lots of ramen noodles, and we cut the cable (indeed, the TV as well) about two years ago.

    But I digress. Where were we? Still on electrum? Alas, I have but the one little hekte. But I think it's a nice one.

    More electrum!
     
  5. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Electrum + classical style + archaic style:

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    Lesbos, Mytilene, c. 454-427 BC, EL hekte

    Next: A coin that mixes two styles (or, if that doesn't get satisfied in a few hours, a coin related to the Peloppenesian war)
     
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  6. Ryro

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

    Very rare to see a better coin juxtapose archaic and classic SA. Great coin!
    How about a Judean Greco mashup?!
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    Next up: rare Macedonian shield
     
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  7. Ryro

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

    Not ultra rare, but it certainly took me a bit to find a good one.
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    Antogonos II Gonatas
    Macedonian Shield Æ17 with ANT Monogram
    Rv BA - ΣI Helmet
    4.92 grams 18-9mm
    Obv. Macedonian with ANT monogram
    Rv. BA - ΣI Torch & Monogram
    Either side of Macedonian Helmet SNG 1002

    Next up: another Antigonos II Gonatas
     
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  8. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Antigonos II Gonatas Ar Tetradrachm Obv. Macedonian shield emblazoned with head of pan facing Left. Rv Athena Akidomos advancing left HGC 1042 Pella mint 272-239 B.C. 17.17 grms 32mm gonatas1.jpg Next coin another Pan
     
  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Pan. (Or a satyr, anyway.)

    Next: griffin, or fish. (Extra credit for sturgeon.)

    Greece (Thrace, Pantakapaion): bronze Æ21, ca. 310-303 BC
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  10. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    A griffin it is!!!

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    Gallienus, AD 253-268.
    Roman billon Antoninianus, 2.63 g, 20.5 mm, 12 h.
    Rome, AD 267-268, 4th officina, 10th emission.
    Obv: IMP GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head, right.
    Rev: APOLLINI CONS AVG, griffin walking left, Δ in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 165K; Göbl 718z; Cohen 77; RCV 10180 var; Cunetio 1348.

    Next: an APOLLINI CONS AVG of Gallienus but with a different reverse-type.
     
  11. Ryro

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

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    Gallienus
    253-268 CE. AE antoninianus (20 mm, 2.98 g, 1 h). Gallienus Zoo series. Rome mint, A.D. 267/8. GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head of Gallienus right / APOLLINI CONS AVG, centaur walking left, raising left front hoof and holding globe and rudder // H. RIC 164; RSC 98.

    Next up: another centaur
     
  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    How about a pair:

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    M. AURELIUS COTTA
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Head of Roma, COTA below, X behind
    REVERSE: Hercules holding club in biga of centaurs holding branches. M.AVRELI below, ROMA in ex
    Struck at Rome 139 BC
    4.29g, 16mm
    Aurelia 16, BMC.914, Craw.229/1
    ex. Pliego Numismatics

    Next: Biga drawn by anything other than horses
     
  13. Alegandron

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

    STAGS

    RR Allius Bala 92 BCE AR Den Diana Biga Stags Sear 221 Craw336-1 scarce.jpg
    RR Allius Bala 92 BCE AR Den Diana Biga Stags Sear 221 Craw336-1 scarce

    Next: Other animals drawing a Biga, Triga, or Quadriga
     
  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Right up @TIF's alley, that.

    Alas, I am sorely lacking in unconventional-critter conveyances.

    She put 'em on my radar, though. I shall have to amend that shortcoming someday.
     
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  15. Ryro

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

    Here's one, I blame @TIF, that I got for 3 reasons.
    1- Caesar (LF I know, I know)
    B- Cupid drawn Chariot
    3- patina/toning
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    Next up: other non horse drawn biga/tri/quad/etc
     
  16. Alegandron

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

    GOATS

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    RR C Renius AR Denarius 18mm 3.8g Roma 138 BC Helmeted hd Roma r X - C RENI ROMA Juno driving biga goats r whip reins scepter Cr 231-1

     
  17. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Apparently we're still on the same theme, which is good, because ...

    I never let an opportunity pass to show my LION QUADRIGA!

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    Julia Domna, AD 193-217.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.30 g, 19 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, 21st emission, AD 205.
    Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: MATER AVGG, Julia Domna, as Cybele, seated left in quadriga of lions and holding branch in her right hand.
    Refs: RIC 562; BMCRE 48; Cohen/RSC 117; RCV 6592; Hill 759; CRE 354.

    Next: Cybele with lion(s)
     
  18. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Not pretty, but... M VOLTEIUS M F.jpg
    M. VOLTEIUS M.F. ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS VOLTEIA
    AR Fouree Denarius
    OBVERSE: Laureate & helmeted bust of Attis right; shield behind
    REVERSE: Cybele seated right in biga drawn by two lions; OQ above
    Rome 78BC
    2.9g, 18mm
    Cr385/4; Syd 777, Volteia 4

    Next: A well rendered biga, triga, quadriga
     
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  19. Alegandron

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

    TRIGA(s) - love these!

    RR Naevius Balbus 79 BCE AR Den Venus SC TRIGA Sulla S 309 Cr 382-1.jpg
    RR Naevius Balbus 79 BCE AR Den Venus SC TRIGA Sulla S 309 Cr 382-1


    RR Pulcher Mallius Mancinus Urbinius 111-110 BCE AR Den TRIGA S 176 Cr 299-1a.jpg
    RR Pulcher Mallius Mancinus Urbinius 111-110 BCE AR Den TRIGA S 176 Cr 299-1a

    Next:
     
  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I prefer quadrigas shown coming at the viewer as on this Probus.
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    next: fire or flames
     
  21. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Fire
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    TRAJAN
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder
    REVERSE: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, PAX in ex, Pax standing left with cornucopiae, setting fire to pile of arms on left with short torch
    Struck at Rome, 103-111 AD
    2.9g 19mm
    RIC 102

    Next: A better depiction of fire or flames
     
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