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  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    AV Solidus ND Constantinople Mint
    Justinian I
    Byzantine Empire
    next: silly looking bust 4160085d2eb79e56fa6c67780ee11aeb.jpg
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  3. Ryro

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

    This lion as the King always struck me as rather silly
    Cilician Armenia. Levon I. 1198-1219. AE tank (28.2 mm, 5,34 g, 11 h). Sis mint. Crowned lion ?? s head facing slightly right / Patriarchal cross with two stars

    Next up: crusader coin
  4. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Sicily/ German Rulers
    AV 3 Tari d'oro ND Messina Mint
    Konrad II Von Hohenstaufen 1250-58
    Next up: Crusader coin from Greece b04714f3bab2d04086df2acf85568198.jpg
  5. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    12 hour rule​

    1285-1314 AD Double Tournois, Philip IV 0.75g S1 Combined.jpg
    Kingdom of France
    1285-1314 CE
    Issued under Philip IV
    Double Tournois
    0.75 grams

    Next: A barely identifiable-yet-identified coin of yours with how you identified it.​
  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    This is the most worn but still identifiable coin in my collection. The ID is made by recognizing the portrait as belonging to Julia Domna as she has a distinctive hairstyle. It also came down to knowing that corn ears and a long torch are attributes of Ceres.

    Julia Domna, AD 193-217.
    Roman Æ as, 13.49 g, 27.6 mm, 5 h.
    Rome, AD 198.
    Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: CERES S C, Ceres standing left, holding corn ears and long torch; altar at feet, left.
    Refs: RIC 870; BMCRE 781; Cohen 19; RCV 6636; Hill 346.

    Here's the example in the British Museum for comparison:


    Next: long torch
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  7. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Egypt, Alexandria
    Billon Tetradrachm
    Obv.: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ, Laureate head right
    Rev.: Demeter standing l., holding grain and poppy heads in right and long torch in left, L-Κ-Α (year 21)
    23mm, 12.94g
    Ref.: Dattari 1335 var., Geissen 1209

    Next: Demeter
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  8. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member

    Here's one on a nomos from metapontion...
    Edit: next a coin from Sybaris
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2020
  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  10. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    That is a truly magnificent coin!
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  11. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member


    Lucania Sybaris drachm

    Bull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; all within border of dots VM in exergue

    Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse.

    LUCANIA, Sybaris

    Circa 550-510 BC.


    HN III 1736. SNG ANS 847 ff.

    Chipped. Old cabinet toning.


    Next: another chipped coin
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  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Sicily Gela.jpg
    AR Litra
    OBV: Naked horseman galloping left holding spear & shield
    REV: Forepart of man-headed bull right
    Struck at Gela, Sicily, 425BC
    0.36g; 13mm
    SNG Cop 275, BMC 52, Jenkins 405; HGC 2 374

    Another coin from Gela
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  13. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    Gela Tet Collage 2.jpg
    SICILY, Gela
    AR Tetradrachm
    480 - 475 B.C.
    17.18 gms, 25-26 mm
    Charioteer driving walking biga
    right, Nike flying above, crowning
    Rev: Forepart of man-headed bull right.
    C-E-Λ-AΣ (C mostly off flan)
    Grade: Good Very Fine overall with
    claim to a higher grade bar an old
    reverse scratch and obverse radial
    flow marks possibly due to a
    slightly deteriorated die.

    Next is coin with a horn.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2020
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  14. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I will give you two horns= Bull Nandi
    Nest them: coin with a Bull 18969.1.3_1.jpg
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  15. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    That looks more like a coin, someone mistook for a cheeseburger;)
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  16. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    Larissa with naked boy wrestling the Bull:
    Larissa Collage 2.jpg
    THESSALY, Larissa
    AR Drachm.
    440-400 B.C.

    5.94 grams, 20 mm
    Obv: Naked youth with short cloak
    billowing out behind him wrestling
    unruly bull prancing to left.
    Rev: Bridled horse galloping right with
    ΛAPI above and ΣAIA below all
    within incuse square
    Grade: A good VF coin including nice
    cabinet tone. Centered strike with
    minor scratches below horse.

    Next is another coin from Larissa.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2020
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  17. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member


    Julian II.
    AD 360-363 Æ Maiorina
    Antioch, AD 361-363.
    P F AVG, diademed, draped
    and cuirassed bust of
    Julian II right.
    bull standing right; above,
    two stars (branch)ANTA
    (branch). RIC 218;
    LRBC 2640. (9.11 g)
    Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins
    & Collectibles, Inc.
    Auction 112 Lot 1628

    Next the Moon.
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  18. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Mao= Moon God
    AV Dinara ND Peshawar
    Kanishaka I
    Next: Sun 1fb461a100d9bdea6c834f9b113eb525.jpg 539ea2538bb1d68c4b9b84a5ba02e738.jpg
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  19. Alegandron

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

    SELJUQ OF RUM Kaykhusraw II  1236-1245 AR dirham Siwas AH 639 A-1218 lion sunface star L.JPG
    SELJUQ OF RUM Kaykhusraw II 1236-1245 AR dirham Siwas AH 639 A-1218 lion sunface star L

    Next: Another SUN
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  20. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    AV Solidus ND Thessalonika Mint
    Eastern Roman Empire
    Theodosius II 402-50
    Next: another Sun/star lf (2).jpg lf (3).jpg
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  21. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Cales Ae. - Campania. c. 268 BC - Minerva in Corinthian helmet / rooster with star left field.
    next ..... a goat.

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