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  1. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    I had hoped to catch the attention of @bcuda with the sphinx, but now I know - fish is on the menu. This is not a pretty sight, but probably makes a good meal:
    Hispania Gades Semi.jpg
    Hispania Antigua, Gades, Semi, 100-20 a.C. Cádiz. (Abh-1339 variante). (Acip-666)
    Anv: Cabeza de Hércules a izquierda detrás clava
    Rev: Dos atunes (fish) a izquierda, arriba y abajo leyenda púnicas, entre ambos creciente con punto y letra púnica alef

    Next: another Hispania Antigua
     
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  3. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    You had my attention right away @Sulla80

    And to your request.


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    Corduba
    Spain
    Circa 2nd century BC.
    Obv:Head of Venus right;
    CN IVLI L F Q before
    Rev: Eros standing facing, head left,
    holding cornucopiae and torch;
    [CORDVBA] to right.
    ACIP 2484; CNH 1. Æ Quadrans 9.76g, 20mm, 6h.
    Very Fine; attractive for the type.
    From the inventory of a European dealer.
    Roma Numismatics E-Sale 68 27th Feb 2020

    Next another Hispania Antigua
     
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  4. Alegandron

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

    Hispania Antigua

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    OSCA CeltIberia, Spain/Hispania
    AR Denarius
    204-154 BCE.
    Head r beard -N behind -
    Horseman spear, Iberian PMAN BOLSCAN
    Burgos 1501 Villaronga 3

    Next: CeltIberia
     
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  5. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Yeehaw - cut from a RR denarius like Alegandron's of yesterday.

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    Here's a small tetrobol of Aradus, Phoenicia
    Obv. Sea God right, half human, half fish, naked to waist, holding a dolphin by the tail in each hand
    Rev. War galley moving right
    Mint: Aradus (ca. 420-400BC)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 3.09g / 12.5mm / -
    References:
    • BMC 1
    • SNG Cop 1
    Provenances:
    • Ex. E.E. Clain-Stefanelli Collection
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    Never mind - two posts have appeared since I started typing this!

    Next - CeltIberia (as above)
     
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  6. Alegandron

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

    I will pick up the thread since @akeady had a GREAT post!

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    Carthage - Sicily AR Litra 4th C BCE 9.5mm 0.65g Palm Tree Horse Head SNG Cop 74 EE Clain-Stefanelli RARE

    Next: More EE Clain-Stefanelli
     
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  7. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

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    Attica. Athens
    Hemiobol (after 449)
    Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
    Rev: A Θ Ε, Owl standing right, olive spring.
    Ag, 0.33g, 7mm
    Ref.: Kroll 14, SNG Copenhagen 59
    Ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection
    photographic image (top) and electron microscopic image (bottom)

    Next: More Clain-Stefanelli
     
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  8. Alegandron

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

    Those are GREAT! I really like Owl fractionals. Well done.
     
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  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    If I understand the rules correctly, 12 hours have passed without anyone posting what was requested, so anyone can step in and start a new theme.

    Here's one, and I'll give everyone a choice.

    You can post a sow:

    Sulpicius Galba - Sow 2.jpg

    Preferably a large and angry one:

    Detail sulpicius galba.jpg

    Or you can post a boar, preferably a hairy, ferocious one:

    Hosidia R1.jpg

    Or, you can post a little piggie of indeterminate gender:

    Ti. Veturius - pig Rev 1.jpg
     
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  10. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    here is a pig/boar or rather 2 of them on one coin - Ae quadrans RR. C. 270 BC.

    next - another quadrans.

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  11. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Quadrans 9 gram Mercury (2).jpg

    next: another Quadrans
     
  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    ANONYMOUS Roman Republican 1.jpg
    ANONYMOUS
    Æ Quadrans
    OBVERSE: Winged petasus
    REVERSE: S-C, winged caduceus
    Struck at Rome, Late 1st-mid 2nd century AD
    15mm, 2.36g
    RIC II 32

    Next: Winged caduceus
     
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  13. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths

    Athens New Style Tetradrachm 133/2 BC
    Obs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
    29mm 17.06g Thompson issue 32
    Thompson catalogue: Obs 378 : Rev d (not in plates)
    Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
    Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora on
    which month mark Ε control ΔΙ below
    3 magistrates : POLYCHARM NIKOG DIONYSIOU
    LF symbol : Winged Caduceus
    All surrounded within an olive wreath
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    next another Greek coin
     
  14. Alegandron

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

    Greek

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    Mysia Kyzikos AR Hemiobol 480-450 BCE 0-4g Boar-Lion Sear 3850

    next: another free-for-all Greek coin
     
  15. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    My favorite Greek coin!

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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: biga traveling left.
     
  16. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    RR - L Julius Caesar.jpg ROMAN REPUBLIC. L. Julius Caesar
    AR Denarius. 3.91g, 16.8mm. Rome mint, 103 BC. Crawford 320/1; Sydenham 593. O: Helmeted head of Mars left; above visor, Q and pellet, and behind, CAESAR. R: Venus in biga of Cupids left; Q and pellet above, lyre below, L.IVLI.L.F in in exergue.

    Next: Cupid/Eros
     
  17. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    MN. FONTEIUS CF 2.jpg
    MN FONTEIUS CF ROMAN REPUBLIC
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Laureate head of Apollo Vejovis right, M FONTEI CF behind, thunderbolt below, ROMA monogram below chin
    REVERSE: Infant winged Genius (or Cupid) infant Genius riding goat right, , caps of the Dioscuri above, filleted thyrsos below
    Struck at Rome 85 BC
    3.87g, 20mm
    Cr353/1a; Fonteia 9

    Next: Goat
     
  18. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths

    Athens New Style Tetradrachm 113/2 BC
    Obs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
    29mm 16.73 gm Thompson issue 52
    Thompson catalogue : Obs 680 : Rev NEW
    Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
    Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
    on which month mark M control ME below
    3 magistrates : EUMAREIDES KLEOMEN PYRRI
    RF symbol : Triptolemos in biga pulled by snakes
    All within a surrounding olive wreath
    [​IMG]
    whoops sorry too fast for me...go back to your goats
     
  19. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Macedon - x6 Philip V - 2 goats 2593.jpg MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip V
    AE21. 7.19g, 21.2mm. Struck 186-182 BC. SNG Cop 1250; Lindgren II 1326. O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. R: BA, two goats recumbent right; Φ and ear of grain below.
    Ex stevex6 Collection

    Next: Need more goats
     
  20. JulesUK

    JulesUK Well-Known Member

    I sooo want to own a goat for real one day.
    Anyway:-
    42-Gall Goat combo.jpg

    GALLIENUS (267-278 AD) AE Ant 19mm, 3.13g. Rome. RIC V-1 Rome 207
    Obv: GALLIENVS AVG. Rad bust right
    Rev: IOVI CONS AVG. Goat walking left s (sigma) in ex.(Jupiter)

    NEXT:- A Gallienus Boar
     
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  21. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    That's one of the rarest ones -- I hope someone has one.
     
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