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  1. Ryro

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

    A full moon is perfectly visible at 3 o'clock on the coins obverese.:p:facepalm:
     
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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    :facepalm:
     
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  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Sorry, you lose. The stars of wrestling are clearly visible.
     
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  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Corinth - Stater Walking Pegasos 3477.jpg CORINTHIA, Corinth
    AR Stater. 8.43g, 21.1mm. CORINTHIA, Corinth, circa 400-375 BC. Calciati, Pegasi 297. O: Pegasos with curled wing walking left, qoppa below. R: Helmeted head of Athena right; uncertain statuette behind, dolphin above.

    Next: Another pegasos not in flight
     
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  6. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Denarius of Domitian as Caesar minted during reign of Vespasian. Rv Pegasus walking right. RIC 921 76-77 A.D. 3.16 grms 19 mm domitd15.JPG Next coin Domitian as Caesar
     
  7. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Domitian as Caesar. RIC 922. This rare variant has CAES in the obverse legend instead of CAESAR.

    Domitian RIC 922.jpg

    Next: A coin where a small difference makes the coin rare.
     
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  8. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Rare and unlisted in RIC with officina mark in left field rather than right.

    Maximinus II Daia - Jupiter Follis NOT IN RIC 3442.jpg
    MAXIMINUS II DAIA
    AE Follis. 4.94g, 21.7mm. Nicomedia mint, AD 311. RIC VI 69b var. (officina letter in right field). O: IMP C VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right. R: IOVI CONS–ERVATORI, Jupiter standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe in right hand and long sceptre in left; A in left field, SMN in exergue.

    Next: Another Maximinus Daia
     
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  9. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Max Daia
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    Roman Empire
    Maximinus Daia (AD 308 - 313)
    AE Follis, Antioch mint, struck ca. AD 313
    Dia.: 20.5 mm
    Wt.: 3.9 g
    Obv.: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG; Laureate bust right
    Rev.: HERCVLI VICTORI; Hercules standing right, leaning on lions skin and club
    Ref.: RIC VI 170b, Scarce
    Ex FSR, lot 370 (Jul. 2018)


    Next: A coin with an artistic portrait on the REVERSE
     
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  10. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Syracuse Ar Tetradrachm 450-440 B.C. Obv.Quadriga adv right Rv Head of Arethusa right surrounded by four dolphins 17.10 grms 25 mm syracuset15.jpg Next coin Coin from Sicily
     
  11. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    My only coin of Sicily:

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    Philistis, wife of Hieron II.
    Greek AR 5 litrae.
    Syracuse 270-230 BCE, 4.46 gm, 18.1 mm.
    Obv: Diademed and veiled head, l., palm branch behind.
    Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ, Nike driving biga to left, E in l. field.
    Refs: SNG ANS 893; SNG III (Lockett) 1017; Forrer 196.

    Next: queen or empress with a left-facing portrait.
     
  12. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

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    Faustina II
    AR-Denar, Rome mint
    Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust left
    Rev.: AVGVSTI P II FIL, Spes standing facing, head left, holding flower and raising skirt.
    Ag, 15 mm, 2.7g
    Ref.: T&M 218 [R4]

    next: again:
    queen or empress with a left-facing portrait.
     
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  13. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Tranquillina facing left towards her husband Emperor Gordian. BMC 8 Mesopotamia. Next: Gordian Left- facing.

    TranqGord O Singara bmc8.JPG TranqGTych   MesopSagit.JPG
     
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  14. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    It will be a while for this one.
     
  15. Ryro

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

    Calling on the magic of the 12 hour rule...
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    Next up: coin with strange/unique toning
     
  16. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    This one a bit odd, maybe strange, or unique
    Gotarez 1 Sinatrukes.jpg Sellwood 33.4 Sinatrukes 95-90 BC (Assar) Gotarez I (Sellwood) also Rhagae

    Next: a cistophoric tetradrachm
     
  17. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    MARCUS ANTONIUS
    Ionia Silver Cistophoric Tetradrachm
    OBVERSE: M ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT, head of Antony right, wreathed in ivy, lituus below, all within wreath of ivy and grapes REVERSE: III VIR R P C, bust of Octavia right on cista flanked by snakes Ephesus 39 BC
    11.8gm, 26mm
    RPC I 2201, Sydenham 1197, Sear 262

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  18. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Octobol of Ephesos 280-258 B.C. Obv Head of Artemis facing right. Rv forepart of stag facing right head reverted. SNG Kayan 263 4.79 grms 17 mm ephesus1.jpg Next coin another coin from Asia Minor
     
  19. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    An 'O' mint denarius from Asia Minor. RIC 1473.
    Vespasian RIC 1473.png

    Next: A silver coin with busts of at least 2 emperors
     
  20. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Here’s a two headed Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius - plus a bonus sestertius:
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    Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD, AE Sestertius, Felicitas with capricorn reverse
    Obv ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, Laureate head right.
    Rev FELICITAS AVG / S - C in field, Felicitas standing left, holding capricorn and long winged caduceus
    Ref: RIC 770.
    Size: 32.4mm 22.18g

    Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) and Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius (17 mm, 3.40 g). Rome, 140-144 AD.
    Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right.
    Rev: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Marcus Aurelius Caesar right
    Ref: BMC 155; RIC 417A.
    Size: 17.5mm 3.22g

    Next: a Sestertius
     
  21. Ryro

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

    That's been a dream coin of mine for a long time now. Of course, leave it to @Bing to bring the best when it comes to MA.
    Funny but true: I'd rather have a coin of any of his 3 amazing wives then his.
     
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