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  1. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Philip I
    Temple with a capricorn in front (does it count?)

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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Next theme?
     
  4. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Next: please show us a coin you had twice in your collection
     
  5. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I have none! Once a coin enters my collection....its there for eternity:happy:
     
  6. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    next: same coin twice in your collection
     
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  7. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Lucilla: die match (both RPC plate coins)

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    double die match of:
    Lydia, Hierocaesaraea
    Lucilla (Augusta, 164-182)
    Bronze, AE 19
    Obv: ΛΟVΚΙΛΛΑ СЄΒΑС, Draped bust right.
    Rev: ΙЄΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡЄΩΝ, Artemis standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver on back.
    Æ, 19.2mm, 5.34g
    RPC IV online 1588-6 (this coin)
    Æ, 19.3mm, 5.33g
    RPC IV online 1588-9 (this coin)

    Next: die match
     
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  8. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Julia Domna / Venus Rome mint die clash pair
    A pair like this shows the error is damage to the die and not a restruck brockage which would be very unlikely to have exactly the same incuse placement.
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    Next: a die match on one side but not on both sides
     
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  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Two coins from my own collection struck with the same obverse die but with different reverse types, even.

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    Gordian AD 238-244 and Tranquillina.
    Roman provincial Æ tetrassarion, 25.1 mm, 11.78 g, 7 h.
    Thrace, Mesembria, AD 241-244.
    Obv: ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ CΕΒ-ΤΡΑΝΚVΛ|ΛΙΝΑ, confronted busts of Gordian III, laureate, wearing cuirass and paludamentum, and of Tranquillina, diademed and draped.
    Rev: ΜΕ-CΑΜΒ-ΡΙ-ΑΝΩΝ, Demeter standing facing, head left, holding ears of corn in right hand, left resting on long torch.
    Refs: Varbanov 4188; Corpus Nummorum Thracorum 9283.

    Same obverse die, but the die had undergone some damage:

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    Gordian AD 238-244 and Tranquillina.
    Roman provincial Æ tetrassarion, 28.6 mm, 11.36 g, 7 h.
    Thrace, Mesembria, AD 241-244.
    Obv: ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ CΕΒ-ΤΡΑΝΚVΛ|ΛΙΝΑ, confronted busts of Gordian III, laureate, wearing cuirass and paludamentum, and of Tranquillina, diademed and draped.
    Rev: ΜΕCΑΜΒΡ-Ι-ΑΝΩΝ, Demeter standing left, wearing stephane, holding phiale and long torch.
    Refs: Varbanov 4190, citing Karajatov 83.

    Next: Mesembria
     
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  10. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Maybe also a double strike. The position of the K of ΤΡΑΝΚ below the bust is not the same and there is a large gap between the Γ and Ο of ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC. Both could be explained by a second strike of the right side of the obverse.

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    Mesembria
    Thrace
    Diobol 450/350 BC
    Obv.: Crested Corinthian helmet facing
    Rev.: M-E-T-A in the four quarters of a wheel surrounded by border of radiating lines
    Ag, 1.15g, 11.07mm
    Ref.: SNG.Cop:652f, SNG Black Sea 268, Sear 1673


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  11. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    next: a tested Athens tetradrachma
     
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  12. Alegandron

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

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    Athens Owl AR Tet 17.4g 20.4mm x 7.5mm Late Classical 393-300 BC, Sear 2537, SNG Cop. 63 edge-crud

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    Athens Owl AR Tet 17.2g 22mm x 6.7mm thick Late Classical 393-300 BC, Sear 2537, SNG Cop. 63

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    Athens Owl 16.8g 22x6-5mm Late Classical 393-300 BC, Sear 2537, SNG Cop. 63

    NEXT: More cool bankers marks, test cuts...
     
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  13. Roman Collector

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    No double strike. Just extensive die deterioration.
     
  14. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    As far as ancient coin abuse goes, I kinda like this AtG tet... not content with inflicting a couple of test cuts (including one that split Zeus's head in half), the thugs also bashed it so hard on its edge that it started to fold.

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    SELEUKID KINGDOM, Seleukos I Nikator
    AR Tetradrachm. 16.84g, 26.6mm. Uncertain mint 6A (in Babylonia), circa 311-305 BC. In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Price 3449; SC 293. O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. R: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; anchor flanked by Δ-I in left field, monogram under throne.
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    Next: A coin you have lying on your table/desk right now.
     
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  15. Alegandron

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

    LOL, these bankers had ANGER issues!
     
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  16. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    I can’t believe no one has a coin on their desk! o_O

    Ok, new next: random coin from your collection as selected by https://www.random.org/
     
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  17. Alegandron

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

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    RI Agrippa AE As 28mm 11g Neptune-S-C Left

    Next: ANOTHER Random generated coin selection from your collection
     
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  18. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    OK, based on my Tantalus coins and a number from random.org...
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    Iceni Gold Quarter Stater
    Obv. Large branch
    Rev. Horse right, ringed-pellet below
    ca 15 BC - 5 AD
    1.07g / 11mm

    References:
    • ABC 1480
    • VA 628
    • BMC 3437-3438
    • Spink 430

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  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    LOWER DANUBE CELTS
    AR Drachm
    OBVERSE: Stylized head of Herakles with wild hair, right
    REVERSE: Stylized Zeus seated left holding an eagle, kantharus to left
    Struck by the Lower Danube Celts, 2d-1st Century BC
    2.9g, 20mm,
    CCCBM I 217, Kostial 896
    ex JAZ Numismatics

    Next: Stylized Zeus
     
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  20. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Roma Invicta

    Commodus (180-192. A.D.)

    Type: Billon Tetradrachm, 25mm, 11.06 grams

    Obverse: M AVΡ KOMMO ANTΩNINOC CE, Laureate bust of Commodus right

    Reverse: VΠAT OCTOΔ, Zeus seated left, holding scepter and thunderbolt, K theta in field

    Reference: Emmett 2567

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    Next: Aphrodite
     
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  21. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    This is Emmett 2567 but the legend quoted is 2566 which has a Nike in place of the thunderbolt. Either works for the Zeus so:
    Next: Aphrodite

    Diadumenian Nikopolis / Aphrodite
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    Next: another Provincial with a dolphin
     
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