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  1. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Sestertius of Hadrian 119-120 A.D. Rv Lictorstanding left setting fire to a heap of tax records with three citizens standing before him cheering him on. RIC 592a 25.61 grms 33 mm I don't know if this is a better depiction but a better use for fire tough to beat hadrians11.JPG Next coin Hadrian
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  3. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Hadrian - Den Concordia Ex Meisner 3071 with tag.jpg
    AR Denarius. 3.0g, 19mm. Rome mint, AD 124-128. RIC 172; RSC 328. O: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate bust right, slight drapery. R: COS III, Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting arm on statuette of Spes on column at side of throne.
    Ex Cardinal Joachim Meisner Collection

    Next: a coin pictured with its old tag
  4. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Well - I was late for the fire, which is probably best, as I cannot really say "better" than @Bing's Pax setting fire to a pile of arms....and @Terence Cheesman's coin leaves me speechless. Here's my "too slow" fire:
    Kavad I Drachm.jpg Sasanian, Kavād I, second reign, AD 499-531, AR Drachm
    Obv: Crowned bust right; star to left
    Rev: Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames

    and my too slow Hadrian (and a little off in my selection of Hadrian)
    C Fabius Hadrianus.jpg
    C. Fabius C.f. Hadrianus, 102 BC
    Obv: EX A PV, Turreted and veiled bust of Cybele right
    Rev: Victory driving galloping biga right, E below horses, bird before, C FABI C F in exergue
    Size: 19.6mm, 3.96 grams

    and maybe if I type a little faster...
    Procilia 2 and Tags.jpg
    Obv: Laureate head of Jupiter right; behind, S C downwards
    Rev: Juno Sospita standing right, holding shield in left hand and hurling spear with right hand; below, snake; behind, L PROCILI F in exergue
    Ref: Procilia 2

    Next Up: Sasanian
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  5. Alegandron

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


    Persia Sasanian Ardashir III 628-629 CE AR Drachm 36mm 3.85g Zoroastrian Fire Alter Gobl II-1 yr 2 Delta RARE

    Next up: Thracian BCE
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  6. Shea19

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    Thrace, Mesambria, Circa 175-100 BC. (Orichalcum, 20 mm, 6.12 g), Diademed female head to right. Rev. METAM-BPIANΩN Athena Promachos advancing left, holding shield left and brandishing spear with her right; to inner left, Λ. SNG Copenhagen 660.

    Next: Athena with shield and spear
  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Gordian III and Tranquillina Anchialos Athena Seated.jpg
    Gordian III, AD 238-244, with Tranquillina.
    Roman provincial AE pentassarion, 11.34 gm, 29.7 mm.
    Anchialos, Thrace, AD 241-244.
    Obv: ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ CΕΒ ΤΡΑΝ-ΚVΛΛΙΝΑ, confronted busts.
    Rev: ΟVΛΠΙΑΝWΝ ΑΡΧΙΑΛΕ-WΝ, Athena seated left, holding patera and inverted spear; shield at base of throne.
    Refs: AMNG II (Strack) 662; Moushmov 2937; Varbanov 752.

    Next: Confronted busts.
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  8. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Confronted busts of Vitellia and Vitellius Germanicus

    Denarius, Rome, AD 69
    Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVGVST TR P, laureate head right
    Rev.: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, confronted draped busts of Vitellius' son (on left) and daughter (thought to have been named Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia)
    Ag, 3.090g, 18.1mm, 180o
    Ref.: RIC² 103, RSC II 2, BMCRE I 29, BnF III 62

    Next: pre Severean son or daughter of emperor
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  9. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Claudius's son and two daughters.
    Claudius - Judaea Caesarea Panias - Children 2742.jpg CLAUDIUS
    AE24. 9.25g, 24.4mm. JUDAEA, Caesarea Panias, circa before AD 49, pre-royal coinage of Agrippa II. RPC 4842; Meshorer 350; Hendin 1259. O: [TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IM P P], laureate head left. R: [ANTONIA B]RITANN[ICVS OC]TAVIA, the children of Claudius: from left to right, Antonia, Britannicus, and Octavia, the two daughters each holding a cornucopia.

    Again: pre-Severan son or daughter of an emperor
  10. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper


    Up next: a coin with "cabinet toning"
  11. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P11808002.jpg Next: another toned roman denarius
  12. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    When I got a macro lens earlier this year, I took lots of coin photos - this is one of my favourites - RIC 199, Augustus, with Caius Caesar on reverse. The reverse doesn't live up to the obverse!


    Next - another coin where you're happy with the photos.
  13. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I took this photo of a sestertius of Herennia Etruscilla in sunlight and it captures the multicolored patina and the coin's details quite well:

    Etruscilla FECVNDITAS AVG sestertius.jpg
    Etruscilla FECVNDITAS AVG sestertius Banduri listing.JPG

    Next: squarish flan
  14. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Volusian, Ruled 251-253 AD
    AE Sestertius, Struck early 253 AD, Rome

    Obverse: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, bust of Volusian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
    Reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA, Felicitas, draped, standing left, leaning on column, holding caduceus in right hand and transverse sceptre in left hand, S-C across field.
    References: RIC IV 251a
    Size: 29mm, 14.03g

    Next: a middle bronze Volusian
  15. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Not sure this is "middle"

    Volusian 2.jpg
    OBVERSE: AVTOK K G AFIN GAL OVEND OVOLOCCIANOC CEB, radiate and draped bust right
    REVERSE: ANTIOXEWN MHTRO KOLWN D-e, SC below, Tyche seated facing within tetrastyle temple, the river-god Orontes swimming beneath her, ram leaping right above
    Struck at Syria-Antioch, 251-253 AD
    17.1g, 30mm
    SNGCop 295

    Next: River god Orontes
  16. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1180760 maximinus daia II tyche rivergod.jpg

    next: another river god
  17. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    river god.jpg

    Macrinus, 217-218
    Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis
    struck under legate Statius Longinus
    Obv.: Bust of Macrinus, cuirassed with scale armor, laureate right
    Rev.: River god resting l. elbow r. hand on
    prow of ship, l. hand on vase from which water flows l.
    Ae, 11.26g, 26.1mm
    Ref.: AMNG 1761, Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2012) No.

    Next: another coin from Nikopolis
  18. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Caracalla - Nicopolis Crescent Stars Crosses 861.jpg CARACALLA
    AE17. 3.77g, 16.6mm. MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum, circa AD 195-198 (as Caesar). Varbanov -; AMNG -; Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018) No. corr. (same dies, ANTWNIN). O: AV KEC ANTΩN, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. R: NIKOΠOΛI ΠPOC ICTP, Crescent with three cross-shaped stars within, a fourth below.
    Ex Dr. George Spradling Collection

    Next: Crescent with stars
  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Septimius Severus 18.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I-I laureate head right
    seven stars & crescent
    Struck at Emesa, 194-195 AD
    2.95g, 17.5mm
    RIC 417

    Next: Moon w/o stars
  20. Ryro

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

    If no one is going to jump on this opportunity then I happily will:
    Pamphylia. Aspendos
    370-330 BCE
    Stater AR
    22mm., 10,17g.
    Two wrestlers grappling; AΦ between / EΣTFEΔIIVΣ, slinger to right, triskeles in right field.
    very fine
    SNG France 83

    Next up: a different stater
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  21. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Isn't it supposed to be "moon without stars"?
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