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  1. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths

    That would be an ecumenical matter. ( Father Ted reference)
     
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  3. DonnaML

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    On the reverse, Elagabalus in his role as high priest:

    Elagabalus AR Denarius, 221-222 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Laureate, horned & draped bust right, bearded, IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG/ Rev. Elagabalus standing left, sacrificing from patera over lit tripod altar, holding branch, star in field left, SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG. RIC IV-2 146, RSC III 276 (bearded), Sear RCV II 7549. 17.71 mm., 3.97 g.

    Elagabalus - bearded with horn - jpg version.jpg

    Next: Another horned Elagabalus.
     
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  4. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

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    Elagabalus
    Denar, Rome
    Obv.: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and horned bust right
    Rev.: SACERD DEI SOLIS ELAGAB, Elagabal sacrificing from patera over lit altar right, holding club, star in field
    Ag, 19 mm, 3.2g
    Ref.: RIC IV 131, RSC III 246, BMCRE V 225

    Next: Horned, but not Elagabal
     
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  5. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Demetrios Poliorketes, Macedonian Kingdom, SIlver Tetradrachm

    Obv:– Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity
    Rev:– BASILEOS DEMETRIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram left
    Minted in Pella, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C.
    Reference:– Newell p. 97, 91 and pl. VIII, 12, SNG Cop 1179 var.
    17.0192g, 29.3mm, 45o

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    Next:- Poseidon/Neptune
     
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  6. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Too late again
     

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  7. Alegandron

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

    NEPTUNE

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    RR Lucretius Trio 76 BCE AR Den Neptune dolphin boy S 322 Cr 390-2

    Next: Another Neptune / Poseidon
     
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  8. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

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    Carteia
    (Algeciras - Hispania).
    Time of Augustus 27 BC-14 AD.
    Obv: Head of Neptune
    IIII VIT TR
    Rev: Dolphin Above "CARTEIA"
    Below "CMINI CF"
    AE semis 4.53 grams
    Was a punic colony, but
    later became a roman colony.
    Alvarez Burgos 526a


    Next an Iberian coin with a dolphin
     
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  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Sorry, removed. I posted without checking for ignored posters.
     

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  10. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    I am pretty sure @dougsmit you can not see my previous post to yours because I am on your ignore list.
     
  11. Alegandron

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

    @bcuda beat you to the punch with his:

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    Carteia
    (Algeciras - Hispania).
    Time of Augustus 27 BC-14 AD.
    Obv: Head of Neptune
    IIII VIT TR
    Rev: Dolphin Above "CARTEIA"
    Below "CMINI CF"
    AE semis 4.53 grams
    Was a punic colony, but
    later became a roman colony.
    Alvarez Burgos 526a

    Bcuda's Next was: Next an Iberian coin with a dolphin
     
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  12. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Well, this is half an Iberian coin with a dolphin and a half:

    Halved drachm of Emporion
    Obv. - Head of Persephone right, dolphins around
    Rev. (ΕΜΠΟΡΙΤΩΠ) - Pegasus flying right

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    Next - Pegasus.
     
  13. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Akarnania Stater Corinth.jpg
    Akarnania, Argos Amphilochikon, Circa 340-300 BC, AR Stater
    Obv: Helmeted head of Athena left; APΓEI above, helmet behind
    Rev: Pegasus flying left, A below

    Next: another mythical creature - not pegasus
     
  14. Alegandron

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

    Another mythical creature: Centaur

    FRENTANI, Italia - kin of the Samnites

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    Frentani - Larinum AE 18mm Quadrans 210-175 BCE Herakles - Centaur SNG COP 272

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  15. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    how about a sphinx
    Castulo sphinx 2ndC.jpg
    Spain, Castulo, mid-2nd century BC, Æ Unit, As
    Obv: Diademed male head right
    Rev: Sphinx advancing right; star to right

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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Mythical critter, non-pegasus. I'll go with griffins/griffins/gryphons.

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    (Bonus points for a satyr?)
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    Playing from the sturgeon below the griffin on that Pantakapaion, let's go with fish, next.
     
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  17. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Did someone say fish ? IMG_5608a.png
    Ilipa, (ILIPENSE)
    Spain, Alcalá del Río(Sevilla)
    Iberian Celts, AE32.
    ca. 170 BC. 14.74 grams
    Obv: ILIPENSE Fish (allis shad)
    right, crescent above.
    Rev: Grain ear within
    circle of dots.
    Site of the battle of Ilipa
    during which Scipio Africanus
    crushed the Carthaginian army
    in the Second Punic War,
    bringing the whole Iberia
    under Roman control

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    Gades/ Gadir
    Cadiz Spain
    2nd Century BC
    PHOENICIAN AND PUNIC
    Obv: Head of Melkart-Herakle
    left, wearing lion's skin
    club left shoulder.
    Rev: Phoenician script MP'L
    above and 'GDR below.
    Crescent with central pellet,
    caduceus two tunny-fish left.
    AE AS 12.13 grams.
    CNH pg. 89, 57. Burgos 1343

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    Asido
    Ancient Spain 110 BC.
    Present day Medina Sidonia.
    Phonecian and Punic.
    Obv: Melkart head facing
    forward.
    Rev: Two tunny fish right
    Libio-Phoenician legend
    ( B B L ) Semis

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    Gades (Gadir) Cadiz
    Late 2nd century BC Ancient Spain
    As 12.06 grams
    PHOENICIAN AND PUNIC
    Obv: Head of Melkart-Herakles left,
    wearing lion's skin headdress; club
    on left shoulder.
    Rev: Phoenician script MP'L above and
    'GDR below. Crescent with central
    pellet, caduceus and central pellet
    between two tunny-fish
    CNH pg. 89, 57 Burgos 1343

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    Sexi
    Spain,
    Circa 200-150 BC.
    Obv: Head of Herakles left,
    wearing lion skin headdress, club over
    shoulder
    Rev: Two tunny fish to left; aleph above,
    crescent below, Neo-Punic legend
    "MP'LSKS" within central frame.
    ACIP 819-20; SNG BM Spain 415.
    Æ Unit.13.06g, 26mm, 12h. Very Fine. Rare.
    From the Amilcare Collection.
    Roma Numismatics E-Sale auction 67,
    06-02-2020, Lot 8


    Next more fish
     
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  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    There's something very fishy goin' on with that last post!

    And here, too.

    Sicily, Akragas: silver hemidrachm, ca. 410-406 BC

    Obverse- eagle right, clutching dead hare in its talons, barley grain behind.
    Reverse- Crab, with ketos below, swimming left with fish in its jaws.

    16 mm, 1.8 g. SNG ANS 1012. Ex-Gitbud-Naumann, Germany.

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    (I really want another one of these someday.)

    Keep on with aquatic creatures in general.
     
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  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Side note: well hey, how about that. I had never heard of Sexi until just now. Cool. I shall refrain from the 3,548 dumb jokes that could be made, and return us to our regularly scheduled programming.

    As you were. On with fish and aquatic beasties.
     
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  20. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    It is a rather SEXI fish don't you think ?
     
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  21. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

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    Islands off Caria, Kos. AR Hemidrachm, circa 285-258 B.C. Rhodian standard. Magistrate Stephanos.
    Obverse:
    Head of young Herakles right in lion skin headdress.
    Reverse: [Κ]ΩΙΟ[Ν], crab above horizontal club, below magistrate's name [CT]EΦAN[OC].
    Reference: BMC 68; SNG Von Aulock 2758-9 var. (magistrate).
    1.43g; 11mm

    Next: Let's keep those cool sea creatures rolling!
     
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