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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Nero and Claudia Octavia
    Roman provincial Æ 24.6 mm, 8.60 g
    Crete, Cnossus, AD 54-62
    Obv: NERO CLAV CAES AVG IMP LVPINO VOLVMINIO II, bare head of Nero right, scepter over left shoulder
    Rev: NERO CLAV CAES AVG IMP ET OCTAVIA AVGVSTI, bare head of Nero, left, star above, facing draped bust of Octavia, right, crescent above
    Refs: SGI 655; RPC 1005-6; Svoronos 95, 217 var; Cohen 313, 1-2.

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Vespasian 7.jpg
    OBVERSE: KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC TOMI, laureate head of Vespasian right
    REVERSE: TITOC KAICAP ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP, confronted busts of Titus (left) and Domitian
    Struck at Tomis, Moesia Inferior, 69-79AD
    3.1g, 17mm
    RPC II 402

    Next: Confronted busts
  4. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Kings of the Bosphorus
    AV Stater
    Marcus Aurelius/ Lucius Verus
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  5. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    This coin is a double die match to a coin of @Parthicus better known as Coin #2.
    Gordianus Tranquillina Blk.jpg
    Gordianus III and Tranquillina, AD 238-244, AE, Moesia Inferior, Odessos
    Obv: Die drapierten Büsten Gordians und Tranquillinas gegeneinander
    Rev: Stehender Zeus mit Kranz und Speer, zu seinen Füßen Adler
    Size: 25mm; 10.44g

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  6. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Naples/ Spanish Rulers
    AV Ducato ND Naples Mint (1503)
    Ferdinando V/ Isabella II of Spain
    This type of theme was very common in Spanish coinage from 1496-1620
    Next theme: five rulers on coin (obv./rev.) 58c28ff3e38c30f79da2c375a8b679c2.jpg
  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    too late, see you in 12
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  8. Ryro

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

    12 hour rule (he yells while Blowing his whistle)
    New topic:
    Alexander III ‘the Great’
    336-323 BC. AE (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.40 g, 8 h), Sardes, circa 325-315. Macedonian shield decorated with caduceus on the boss. Rev. B-A Macedonian helmet above monogram; to left, caduceus; to right, rose. Price 2688. A lovely piece with a fine olive green patina. Good very fine. Ex-Savoca

    Next up: another coin with cool iconography and no face
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  9. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Here's a faceless prutah:
    Judae Agrippa I prutah.jpg
    Judaea, Herodian Kingdom, Agrippa I, AD 37-44, AE prutah
    Jerusalem mint, struck AD 41-42
    Obv: BACIΛEΩC AΓPIΠA, umbrella
    Rev: Three ears of barley, flanked by L-ς
    Ref: Hendin 1244

    Next: faceless
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  10. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here are a couple of chairs on a Cr. 434/2 denarius:


    Next - another chair, but with someone sitting in it...
  11. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    100 BC Denarius L. Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus and Q Servilius Caepio Crawford 330.1a.png
    Roman Republic - 100 BC
    AR Denarius
    Issued under L. Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus and Q Servilius Caepio
    Obv: PISO CAEPIO Q with head of Saturn right
    Rev: AD FRV EMV EX SC, two quaestors seated facing left between two ears of grain
    Ex. Crawford 330/1a, Syd 603

    Next: An unlisted or unpublished coin in anyway
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  12. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

    Unknown Seleucus
    Mint: Unknown
    187 to 175 BC
    Obvs: Bee, dotted border.
    Revs: BAΣIΛIEΩΣ on right ΣEΛEYKOY on left, rose. Dotted border.
    AE 12x13mm, 1.70g
    Ref: SNG -, SC -
    Note: unpublished

    Next: another rose and bee
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  13. Ryro

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

    Rose and nymph to keep it going:
    CARIA. Rhodes
    Ae 338-304 BCE
    Obv: Diademed head of nymph Rhodos right.
    Rev: P - O.
    Rose with bud to right.
    BMC 74ff.
    Condition: Very fine.
    Weight: 1.32 g.
    Diameter: 10 mm

    Next up: Helios
  14. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    OBVERSE: Radiate head of Helios 3/4 facing
    REVERSE: Rose with magistrates name above, caduceous left all within uncuse square
    Struck at Rhodes 167-88 BC
    1.6g; 12mm
    Sear 5065v

    Next: a larger coin from Rhodes
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  15. dougsmit

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    Next: another Vegan reverse (no animal material represented - I feared asking for both sides would lead to another 12 hour failure)
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  16. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure anybody would eat these, but....
    1st c. BC
    AE Semis
    Obvs: OSTVR below acorn.
    Revs: Two palm branches.
    19x20mm, 6.88g
    CNH 390.4

    Next: Spain BCE where the name of the city is spelled out, language doesn't matter.
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  17. Terence Cheesman

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    Castulo Ae 30 (Unit) Obv Unknown male head right Rv. Sphinx walking right In exergue Iberian legend. SNG BM 1298 Circa 150 B.C. 15.14 grms spain5.JPG Next coin Any from ancient Spain
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  18. Roman Collector

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    Augustus and Livia, issued under Tiberius, AD 14-29.
    Roman provincial Æ 31 mm, 21.48 g.
    Spain, Hispalis, Colonia Romula, AD 14-29.
    Obv: PERM DIVI AVG COL ROM, radiate head of Augustus right; thunderbolt before, star above.
    Rev: IVLIA AVGVSTA GENETRIX ORBIS, head of Livia, left; globe beneath, crescent above.
    Refs: RPC-73; SGI-189; Heiss 393, 2; Cohen 169, 3; Alvarez-Burgos 1587; Lindgren II 69; SNG Tubingen 118; SNG Copenhagen 423.13.35.

    Next: husband on one side, wife on the other.
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  19. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Septimius Severus - Nicopolis Domna 857.jpg
    AE18. 3.37g, 17.8mm. MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum, circa AD 193-211. Varbanov 2825 var. (rev legend). O: [AV K Λ CE] CEVHPOC, laureate head right. R: [IO ΔO] NIKOΠOΛIT POC I, draped bust right.

    Next: Sep Sev provincial from another city
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  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Caesarea AR drachm year 2 Nike

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  21. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Caracalla, Damascus
    Caracalla Damascus.jpg
    Coelesyria, Damascus, Caracalla, AD 198-217, AR Tetradrachm
    Struck: circa AD 215-217
    Size: 24-28mm, 11.62g
    Obv: AVT KAI ANTωNINOC CЄ, laureate head right of Caracalla
    Rev: ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠATOCTOΔ, eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, ram's head left
    Ref: Prieur 1205, same obverse die as coin from Prieur collection, rare coin with drapery on bust, only three noted by Prieur, and nine in CoinArchives. For more info and die study see: Nurpetlian, J. (2014). Damascene Tetradrachms of Caracalla. American Journal of Numismatics (1989-), 26, 187-198. This coin appears to be Plate 51 number 19.
    Ref Caracalla Damascus.jpg
    Next: Another Severan Provincial
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2020
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