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  1. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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  3. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Seleukid Kingdom. Seleukeia on Tigris. Seleukos I Nikator 312-281 BC. Drachm AR 15mm., 4,14g.
    Laureate head of Zeus right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ, Athena, brandishing spear and shield, in elephant quadriga right.
    SC 131.5 var.(symbol).

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  4. Alegandron

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

    Athens Bronze

    Athens AE19 c 87-86 BCE Time of SULLA Athena Zeus Sear Grk 2567

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  5. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Attica, Athens
    Obv: Helmeted bust of Athena right
    Rev: Two owls facing on thunderbolt, AΘE below, all within olive wreath
    Date: 130-90 BC/166-57 BC
    Ref: Kroll Agora 99; Svoronos pl. 24.60-68; Kleiner Type 16 (from Wildwinds.com)


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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Head of "Minerva or Pallas" (personification of Rome) with winged helmet, earrings and necklace, looking to the right.
    Below the chin, it is the "X" (although its value then was 16 aces) and behind the bust is a small jar
    REVERSE: FOSTuLVS left and Sextus. Pompeius. to the right of the field. She-wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus.
    Behind Ruminal fig tree is represented with three birds in their branches. On the left, the pastor Faustulus figure in an attitude of admiration for the wonder he sees. ROMA in ex
    Struck at Rome 137 BC
    3.63g, 19.5mm
    Cr235/1a; Syd 461; Pompeia 1

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  7. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's a denarius of Sextus Pompey:

    Obv. NEPTVNI - Bare head of Pompey the Great right; trident to right; below, dolphin right
    Rev. Q. NASIDIVS - Galley right; star to upper left
    Mint: Massilia (ca 44-43 BC)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 3.47g / 19mm / -
    • HCRI 235
    • RSC 28 (Pompeia)
    • Sydenham 1350
    • Crawford 483/2

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  8. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    a19.jpg Phoenicia, Sidon AE24 Astarte standing on galley
    Obv. Turretted, diademed and laureate bust of Tyche right, her hair up around the head and with a veil that covers her neck and shoulders.
    Rev. Phoenician galley, with rounded bow left. On the galley, turreted figure of Astarte standing left. The goddess, dressed in a tunic talar, on her left arm a stylus in cross-form held traverse. Her left hand its resting on the top of a rudder. Above the galley in the left field, the date LK (year 20). Legend: SIDWNIWN.
    Rouvier, JIAN 5 (1902), 228-84 (Sidon), no. 1370.

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  9. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Mark Antony
    Denarius 32-31 BC
    Obv.: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Galley right.
    Rev.: LEG XV., Aquila between two legionary standards.
    Ag, 3.29g, 18.1mm
    Ref.: Crawford 544/30

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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    This fourree almost qualifies as 'Antony without Antony' so I'll leave the 'Next' at Antony without the galley.
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  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Marcus Antonius  2.jpg
    Ionia Silver Cistophoric Tetradrachm
    OBVERSE: M ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT, head of Antony right, wreathed in ivy, lituus below, all within wreath of ivy and grapes
    REVERSE: III VIR R P C, bust of Octavia right on cista flanked by snakes
    Ephesus 39 BC
    11.8gm, 26mm
    RPC I 2201, Sydenham 1197, Sear 262

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  12. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Hadrian Cistophoric tetradrachm

    Obv:- HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, Bare-headed, draped bust right
    Rev:- COS III, Minerva, helmeted, standing l., holding patera and spear; at her side, shield.
    References:- Cohen 294. BMC 1071. RIC 503. Metclaf 395.
    Minted in uncertain mint in Asia circa A.D. 138

    Appears to be overstruck on a Mark Antony and Octavia AR Cistophorus. The remains of the legend M • ANTONIVS • IMP • COS • DESIG • ITER • ET TERT can be seen on the reverse with the M starting at 9 o'clock.


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  13. Terence Cheesman

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    Marc Antony and Octavia Ar Cistophoric tetradrachm 39 B.C. Mint of Ephesos Obv.Jugate busts of Marc Antony and Octavia right Rv. Dionysos stg left on cista mystica RPC 2202 11.74 grms 25 mm Photo by W. Hansen marcant5.jpg Next coin Another Eastern tetradrachm
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  14. DonnaML

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    Assuming that it doesn't have to be a Roman Provincial tetradrachm, I'll post this coin:

    Syria, Seleucid Empire, Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypon) Tetradrachm, 109-96 BCE Antioch Mint. Obv. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII right / Rev. Zeus Nikephoros seated left on high-backed throne, holding Nike on outstretched right hand and scepter in left, P/E/A to outer left, monogram below throne; BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠIΦANOYΣ; all within laurel wreath. Selecuid Coins [SC] Pt. 2, 2309; Seleucid Coins Online [same] (see http://numismatics.org/sco/id/sc.1.2309); Hoover HGC 9, 1200; Newell SMA 405, SNG Israel 2554-55. 27 mm., 16.2 g. (Purchased from Frank S. Robinson.)

    Detail Antiochos VIII tetradrachm.jpg

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    Last edited: May 16, 2020
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  15. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Seleukos II tetradrachm 246-226BC ex. NFA ex. Tucker, Susa mint
    My ID on this is from 1990 when I got the coin. Is it still considered valid?

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  16. TheRed

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    Here is a tetradrachm from Pergamon from the flounder of the Attalid dynasty Philetaerus.
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  17. Roman Collector

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    Mysia, Pergamon, ca. 133-27 B.C.
    Greek Æ dichalkon, 16.4 mm, 3.74 g, 2 h.
    Obv: Laureate head of Asklepios right.
    Rev: AΣKΛHPIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, serpent-entwined staff.
    Refs: BMC 154-157; SNG Cop 368 ff; SNG France 1828-48; SNG von Aulock 1373.

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  18. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    6.jpg Mysia, Pergamum. Septimius Severus AE18. Obv: AVT KAI CEBHPOC, laureate head right.
    Rev: ΠEPΓAMHNΩN B, Asklepios standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent entwined staff. SNG Cop 496; BMC 310

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  19. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Mysia, Kyzikos. Circa 510-475 BC. AR Obol (0.79 gm, 9mm/13mm). Obv.: Forepart of boar l.; behind, tunny. Rev.: Head of lion l. in incuse square

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  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Kyzikos AR tetartemorion 0.24g 550-480 BC ex. stevex6

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  21. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Not a tunny fish, a starfish on a heavy lump of bronze from Sicily:
    Syracuse Litra AE.jpg
    Sicily, Syracuse, Struck under Dionysios I and Dionysios II, c 375-344 BC, Hoover Denomination AA
    Obv: [ΣYPA] , head of Athena left in Corinthian helmet
    Rev: Starfish (or sea star) between two swimming dolphins
    Size: 29.5-31mm, 31.78g

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