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  1. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Here's my Legion V: Mark Antony Legion V.jpg
    Too late - or perhaps not
    Mark Antony, 32-31 BC, AR Legionary Denarius, Patrae(?) mint
    Obv: ANT AVG - II VIR R P C, Galley right
    Rev: LEG V, legionary aquila between two standards.
    Size: 3.57g 17mm
    Ref: Crawford 544/18
    Notes: Raised in 52 BC by Caesar in Transalpine Gaul with local troops, the legio V Alaudae fought with him at Pharsalus, Thapsus, and Munda. The nickname "Alaudae", or "Larks," probably due to the distinctive Gallic feather crests worn on the soldier's helmets. Reconstituted by Antony in 44 BC upon the dictator's death, it fought at Mutina and Philippi. After Actium, it was incorporated into Octavian's reorganization of the army, thereupon serving in Spain and along the Rhine.

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I like your Legio X denarius. I am on the hunt to upgrade mine. They don't come up that often even though they are not rare or scarce.
     
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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Legion VIII on a wider than usual flan
    ra8380bb0342.jpg

    Next: another legionary with a numbered legion but not Mark Antony
     
  6. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    Numbered legion not Marc Antony:

    GallienusLEGIIpegasus1287.jpg

    Gallienus, Legion II
    LEG II ADI VI P VI V, bridled Pegasus right
    Adiutrux, from Pannonia Inferior

    RIC V.I 324 "258, Mediolanum [Milan]". Sear III 10257.

    Next: Gallienus legionary
     
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  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Those Gallienus legionary issues are scarce and pricey. Apparently, nobody has one (I don't and I have dozens of Gallienus coins). It has been more than 23 hours, so I'm invoking the 12 hour rule and posting this unsightly Gallienus instead:

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    Gallienus, AD 253-268.
    Roman Billon Antoninianus, 2.84 g, 21.2 mm, 11 h.
    Antioch, AD 265-266.
    Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: AETERNITAS AVG, Lupa Romana (she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus), right; branch in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 628; Göbl 1628e; Cohen 46; RCV 10171 var.

    Next: branch as mint or officina mark.
     
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  8. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    Just a step back. Here is a Gallienus legionary coin:

    GallienusLEGIIIITAL8497.jpg

    23 mm. GALLIENVS AVG, bust left holding spear and shield
    LEG III ITAL VI P VI F
    stork walking right

    Resume with the next theme: branch as mint or officina mark.
     
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  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Another Gallienus rp1680b02276lg.jpg

    Next: an animal as a exergial device from the 3rd century AD
     
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  10. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I'm going to go with this one. A Capricorn is an animal, right?

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    Philip II, AD 244-249 (or 247-249).
    Roman provincial Æ 28.0 mm, 14.93 g, 12 h.
    Syria: Commagene, Zeugma.
    Obv: AVTOK K M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: ZЄYΓMATЄΩN, tetrastyle temple, before which is a grove; colonnade on right and left; portico in front. Capricorn right in exergue.
    Refs: Sear 4142; BMC 40; Butcher 31c; SNC 60-62.

    Next: Another from Zeugma.
     
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  11. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    "Another from Zeugma":

    OtaciliaSevera5Zeugma0925.jpg

    Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip.
    29 mm. 16.65 grams.

    Butcher CRS Zeugma 31b. Sear Greek Imperial 4056.

    Next theme: Otacillia Severa
     
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  12. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

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    Otacilia Severa
    AR Antoninianus, Rome, AD 248
    Obv.: OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed and draped bust right, set on crescent.
    Rev.: SAECVLARES AVGG / IIII, Hippopotamus advancing right
    From the issue celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Rome.
    Ag, 4.17g, 23mm
    Ref.: RIC 116b, RSC 63, RCV 9160
    Ex collection of Dr. Robert Friedinger-Pranter
    with the original old collectors label


    Next: A coin with a collectors label older than 100 years
     
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  13. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    June 20, 1917 - Bavarian collection
    rx6440env.jpg

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  14. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Got this one in an auction , Bertolami, 12/01/2019. I have always been partial to Nero and fell for the portrait. 1088.jpg

    next, a coin you bought from the first year, or thereabouts, you started collecting ancients.
     
  15. Yorkshire

    Yorkshire Well-Known Member

    Seeing as im still in my first year;
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    Probus Antoninianus
    OBV: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. Wide ties
    REV: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; captive at foot
    R star stigma mint mark - Rome
    278AD
    24mm
    RIC 160Ff; MPR287(1ex.); NOT in PROBVS.NET

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  16. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

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  18. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    1856, Jane St. John, Albumen silver print, Metropolitan Museum of Art (public domain)
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    The final stages of construction of the Colosseum (aka the Flavian Amphitheater) were completed under the reign of Titus’ brother and successor, Domitian.
    Domitian.jpg Domitian, 81-96, AR Denarius, Rome, 93-94
    Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII, Laureate head of Domitian to right.
    Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt in her right hand and spear with her left; shield at her side

    Next: an AE Litra or 2 Litrae
     
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  19. Alegandron

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

    AE HALF-LITRA

    RR Anon AE Half-Litra 234-231 BCE Roma Phrygian Dog S 598 Cr 26-4.jpg

    Roman Republic Anon AE Half-Litra 234-231 BCE Roma Phrygian Dog S 598 Cr 26-4

    AE LITRA


    RR Anon AE Litra 241-235 BC Mars Beardless Horse Head Cr 25-3 S 594.jpg
    Roman Republic Anon AE Litra 241-235 BC Mars Beardless Horse Head Craw 25-3 Sear 594

    AE DOUBLE LITRA

    RR Anon AE Double-Litra 275-270 BC Apollo Lion S 590 Cr 16-1a.jpg
    Roman Republic Anon AE Double-Litra 275-270 BC Apollo Lion Sear 590 Craw 16-1a

    Next: MORE AE LITRAE
     
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  20. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    A spelling difference, but does this match?
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    Syracuse, Sicily
    Hiketas II, Ruled 287-278 BC
    AE Litra, Struck circa 283-279 BC
    Obverse: ΔΙΟΣ ΕΛΛANIOY, youthful laureate head of Zeus Hellanios right.
    Reverse: ΣΥΡΑΚ-ΟΣΙΩΝ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, with wings spread, A to left.
    References: CNS II, 168; HGC 2, 1449; SNG ANS 799


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  21. Alegandron

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

    Yuppers! I understand Litrae is the Latin plural of Litra. (I speak only American-English, so I am no expert.)
     
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