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  1. Alegandron

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

    Iona-Ephesos AR Hemi-Drachm-TriObol Bee - Incuse Sq TIMESIANAX 335-320 BCE Seaby 4368.jpg
    Iona-Ephesos AR Hemi-Drachm-TriObol Bee - Incuse Sq TIMESIANAX 335-320 BCE Seaby 4368

    BTW, GREAT reverse on that Gallienus, @zumbly ! Way cool scene... that Boar ALMOST looks like a Dragon (head), save for the hooves.

    Next: NON-Ephesos(us) BEE
     
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  3. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Denarius of Vespasian Mint of Ephesus RIC 1431 RPC 833 70-74 A.D. Rv Victory advancing right 3.13 grms 18 mm vespd20.JPG Sorry out of order Non Ephesus bee
     
  4. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    lg_ObvRhodes.jpg lg_RevRhodes.jpg
    Here's a Rhodes didrachm, with a bee on the reverse beside the rose.

    Next - another Helios.
     
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  5. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    next: another Helios
     
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  6. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    RR den - radiate head of Sol (Helios)

    next... Luna.

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  7. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Antoninianus of Julia Domna 215 A.D. Rv. Luna driving biga of galloping horses left. RIC 379a 5.08 grms 24 mm jdomnaant2.JPG Next coin Julia Domna
     
  8. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Julia Domna denarius 'Emesa' mint VENEBI VICTBICI rk5220b00031lg.jpg

    Next: a coin which is unusual due to more than one characteristic (here B for R and legend not abbreviated VENER VICTR as usual)
     
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  9. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Ptolemy IV Av mnaieon or oktadrachm Obv. Bust of Ptolemy III wearing radiate diadem. aegis draped over him like a chlamys and carrying a thunderboit over his shoulder. Rv. Radiate diadem surmounting cornucopia. Lorber CPE 888 219-217 B.C. 27.82 grms 26 mm This coin is unusual for having the attributes of three gods Zeus, Poseidon and Helios. The aegis is worn more as a cloak than a protective device. As well we have a very good idea as to why this coin was struck that being to pay for the victory donative after the battle of Raphia Sv1117-2ptiv.jpg Next coin Ptolemy
     
  10. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    next: eagle on thunderstruck
     
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  11. Alegandron

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

    Eagle on Tbolt

    Makedon Alexander III 336-323 BC AE 16 Eagle Tbolt Crescent.jpg
    Makedon Alexander III 336-323 BC AE 16 Eagle Tbolt Crescent

    Next: Eagle attacking prey
     
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  12. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    next: 2 eagles
     
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  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Ptolemy VI.jpg
    PTOLEMY VI
    AE20
    OBVERSE: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right
    REVERSE: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, two eagles standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae before
    Struck at CYPRUS 180-176 BC
    6.11g, 20mm
    Svoronos 1426, SNG Cop 315

    Next: Cornucopiae that is not a major device on the coin.
     
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  14. Alegandron

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

    Minor cornu

    RR Plaetorius Cest 67 BC AR Den Helmtd Diety quiv cornuc S-C Eagle tbolt S 349 Cr 409-1 VF.jpg
    RR Plaetorius Cest 67 BC AR Den Helmtd Diety S-C quiv cornuc; Eagle tbolt S 349 Cr aw409-1

    Next: RAVEN
     
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  15. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    next: another raven
     
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  16. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Love your Ptolemy IV Oktadrachm! That is on my to do list.....
    John
     
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    panzerman Well-Known Member

  18. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    I think I've posted this one too many times, but then it's been more than 24 hours and time to move on.
    Mark Antony.jpg
    Mint: Military mint traveling with Antony and Lepidus in Cisalpine Gaul
    Date: Crawford dates this issue between 30-May-43 and early 42
    Obv: a lituus (wand), praefericulum (vase), and raven are symbols connected to Mark Antony's role as Augur
    Rev: the simpulum (ladle), aspergillum (sprinkler), securis (axe), apex (hat), are connected to Lepidus' role as Pontifex Maximus.
    Size: 3.71g, 18mm
    Ref: Crawford 489/2; Sydenham 1156; RSC 2

    Next: Hercules
     
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  19. Alegandron

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

    Hercules

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    RR M Volteius Mf AR Denarius 78 BCE 18mm 3.96g Hd Hercules R lion skin headdress - Erymanthian boar Cr 385-2 ex SteveX6

    Next up: Phoenician Hercules - MELKART
     
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  20. Romancollector

    Romancollector Active Member

    Wowwwwwwwww......:woot: Was this from a recent CNG auction? It looks kind of familiar....in any case even better in your photograph!
     
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  21. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Yes indeed, wow wow WOW!!! That is one humdinger of a coin. (Don't think I've ever used that word and probably never will again!)

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    Punic Iberia 237-209 BCE, Melkart w/ Barcid features (Hannibal?), 1/4 shekel

    Next: a coin with no legend
     
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