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  1. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Ar denarius RR, anonymous , C. 211 BC, rev Dioscuri - Castor and Pollux .

    next - the simple Biga...

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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Here's a biga!

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    Philistis, wife of Hieron II.
    Greek AR 5 litrae.
    Syracuse 270-230 BCE, 4.46 gm, 18.1 mm.
    Obv: Diademed and veiled head, l., palm branch behind.
    Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ, Nike driving biga to left, E in l. field.
    Refs: SNG ANS 893; SNG III (Lockett) 1017; Forrer 196.

    Next: Syracuse
     
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  4. Alegandron

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

    Syracuse

    Pyrrhos
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    Syracuse Sicily Pyrrhus Epirus 278-276 BCE AE Litra 11.4g 23.3mm Herakles Nemaean Lion scalp - Athena Promachos thunderbolt shield SNG Cop 813, SNG ANS 852

    Next: Pyrrhos
     
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  5. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths

    Whoops sorry too slow once again Please carry on as if I didn't exist!

    Athens New Style tetradrachm 123/2 BC

    Obs : Athena Parthanos right in tri-form helmet
    16.23g 30mm Thompson issue (new) 42
    Thompson catalogue: 479g
    REV : ΑΘΕ ethnic
    Owl standing on overturned panathanaic amphora
    on which month mark Δ control ΣΦ below
    3 magistrates : MIKION EURYKLEI BOYKATTHES
    RF symbol : Dioscuri
    All surrounded by an olive wreath
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    This well-worn New Style is a typical coin most often found in Thracian coin hoards along with Prow, Eagle on Thunderbolt and Tripod from the middle 120's BC.
    They are often well worn from long circulation before being hoarded.
    The Athens mint was under great pressure and this obverse is well worn. The reverse though is nice having both controls visable. Why Athens minted such coins that ended up in Thrace we don't know but can guess the Romans told them to supply coins to the Thracians either as pay for mercenaries or as a bribe to keep them from marauding. At this stage the New Style can be viewed as a Roman Proxy Coinage.
     
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  6. Ryro

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

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    Pyrrhos of Epiros
    287-285 BC and 274-273 BC. Æ Unit (17.5mm, 4.82 g, 6h). Pella mint. Macedonian shield with Monogram of Pyrrhos on boss / Macedonian helmet; BAΣI below; all within oak wreath. AMNG III/2, –; HGC 3, 272; SNG Alpha Bank 970. VF

    Next up: Macedonian shield coin
     
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  7. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths

    Antigonas ll Gonatas Tetradrachm c 270 / 239 BC
    Obv: Head of horned Pan left, wearing goat skin, lagobolon over shoulder, within double solid circle on Macedonian shield decorated with 7 stars with 8 rays within double crescents.
    Rev: Ins: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ Athena Alkidemos advancing left, holding shield with Gorgoneion head and hurling thunderbolt. Helmet inner left, Rare MTY monogram inner right
    Amphipolis Mint 17.10gm 30.5 mm

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    Doesn't Pan look a bit mischievous, dodgy, malicious? Ready to cause trouble and Panic.
    Great representation of Pan on this coin.

    Next: more PAN or Macedonian shield.
     
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  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Macedonian shield on a tiny bronze:

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    Perseus, 179-168 BC
    Greek AE 14.8 mm; 2.77 g
    Macedonia
    Obv: Macedonian shield; wheel-ornament in center.
    Rev: ΒΑ-ΠΕ above and below harpa, star below.
    Refs: Sear Greek 6809; SNG Cop 1281; Lindren II (Europe) 1339; Gaebler 12.5.36.

    Next: Harpa.
     
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  9. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    L Papius Denarius Serratus

    Obv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, Harpa
    Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, Winged Petasos
    Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
    Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
    Symbol variety – RRC 150. Babelon 149. BMCRR -.

    Symbols of Mercury

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    Next:- Winged Petasos
     
  10. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  11. Alegandron

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

    MERCURY with a Winged Petasos...

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    RR C Mamilius 82 BCE AR Den Serrate Mercury Winged Petasos caduceus Ulysses Dog Argos Sear 282 Craw 362-1

    Next: Mercury or Hermes again
     
  12. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    THRACE, ABDERA
    Tetrobol
    OBVERSE: Griffin springing left
    REVERSE: Magistrate's name around linear border, within which head of Hermes l., caduceus before; all in incuse square
    Struck at Abdera 411-385 BC
    2.780g, 15mm
    May 279

    Next: Griffin
     
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  14. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths

    Once again, the thief of Teos gets an outing-in the traditional sense I guess..


    Athens New Style Tetradrachm 89/88 BC

    Obs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
    32 mm 16.78 gm Thompson issue (new) 77
    Thompson catalogue: Obs:1131 Rev: Not in plates
    Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
    Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
    on which month mark B control EΠ below
    3 magistrates : APELLICON GORGIAS DIOGE
    RF symbol : Leaping Griffin
    All surrounded by an olive wreath


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    NEXT: Something that refers to a famous /known person...NOT a king or anyone else of that ilk.
     
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  15. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

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    This grosso of the Republic of Ancona features St. Cyriacus, a Christian Saint martyred under the persecutions of Diocletian and is venerated by both the Orthodox and Catholic churches.

    Next: A coin minted in Italy during the Medieval period.
     
  16. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Italy, Venice. Giovanni Soranzo AD 1312-1328.AR.Grosso. (1.92g, 20.6mm, 6h)

    IC-XC, Christ enthroned holding book of gospels / IO SVPANTIO- D/V/X - •S• M• VENETI , on right Saint Mark standing left handing banner to Doge.
    Ref: CNI VII pg.59.19

    Next: Another coin depicting Christ
     
  17. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Trajan Decius

    Byzantine Anonymous folle, 10th century...

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    more Christ coins...
     
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  18. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    John VIII next to last Byzantine emperor AR hyperpyron
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    Next: a Christian religious figure other than Christ
     
  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Christian religious figure other than Christ: St. Stephen on Metz gros, hand of God above.

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    Next, silver coin with contrasting grey toning.

    (Or post an ancient coin with a Christian religious figure other than Christ, if the above medieval did not satisfy the prior requirement for you.)
     
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  20. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

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    Hopefully this tetradrachm of Seleukos I Nikator has enough contrasting grey toning.

    Next: Another coin of Seleukos I Nikator
     
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  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Indeed. Nice one.
     
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