Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Collect89, Jul 21, 2017.
It is one of my favorites! Thank you
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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).
I would like one as well, but I'm unwilling to follow my own advice.
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.
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)
How about a Judean Greco mashup?!
Next up: rare Macedonian shield
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
Next coin another Pan
Next: griffin, or fish. (Extra credit for sturgeon.)
Greece (Thrace, Pantakapaion): bronze Æ21, ca. 310-303 BC
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.
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
M. AURELIUS COTTA
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
Aurelia 16, BMC.914, Craw.229/1
ex. Pliego Numismatics
Next: Biga drawn by anything other than horses
RR Allius Bala 92 BCE AR Den Diana Biga Stags Sear 221 Craw336-1 scarce
Next: Other animals drawing a Biga, Triga, or Quadriga
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.
@TIF, that I got for 3 reasons.
1- Caesar (LF I know, I know)
B- Cupid drawn Chariot
Next up: other non horse drawn biga/tri/quad/etc
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
I never let an opportunity pass to show my LION QUADRIGA!
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)
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
Cr385/4; Syd 777, Volteia 4
Next: A well rendered biga, triga, quadriga
TRIGA(s) - love these!
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
next: fire or flames
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
Next: A better depiction of fire or flames
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