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  1. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Here's my favorite "error" - a previously posted 180 double strike brockage. It appears someone picked up a brockage from the floor and gave it another shot. I especially like that both faces are recognizable. Also it appears that these are two different obverse dies if you look at the chins and noses.
    180 Double Strike Brokage.jpg
    C Considius Paetus AR Denarius. 46 BC.
    Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right
    Rev: Curule chair, garlanded, on which lies wreath, C CONSIDI above, PAETI in exergue
    Ref: Syd 991, Cr465/2a.

    Next: anything in the mis-strike, over-strike, double-strike or brockage family
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  3. Broucheion

    Broucheion Supporter! Supporter

    Hi All,

    This overstrike can be used to confirm the order of the controls for the coins of this series.


    Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 BCE)
    Cyprus, Uncertain Mint 22 (Probably On Cyprus)
    Series 2, Bronze Weight Standard 1 - probably early 260s BCE

    Æ Obol
    21 mm
    Wieght: 9 g

    OBV: Alexander the Great in elephant scalp headdress facing right wearing scaly aegis tied by snakes. No centration depresion. Dotted border.
    REV: Εagle on thunderbolt facing left, wings closed; In left field: ΔΙ above grain ear. Legend to left: [ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ]; to right: ΒΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ]. No centration depresion. Dotted border.

    Refs: Lorber CPE-B0318**; Sv-382 / Sv-363, pl xi. 9 [19 listed]; COP-99 (die axis 12:00)

    **This coin noted in CPE references description under coins CPE-B311 and CPE-B318

    Next: Let's keep it going, any overstruck, mistruck, double-struck, or similar.

    - Broucheion
  4. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Very cool overstrike! What's next?
  5. Ryro

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

    Struck facing 3 of the four directions of the compass.I promise to share a better picture in the future:

    Next up: a coin of @dougsmit 's, who is sorely missed in this thread:(
  6. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    Here's a nice Lysimachus drachm that Doug posted recently. Really nice centering on this one, especially the reverse, plus a top notch photo, a hallmark of Doug.


    Next: With so many of us sheltered in place during this pandemic, many have undoubtedly grown some interesting hair styles, so to speak.

    So, let's see any coin that has the ultimate COVID-19 hair! Wild men and wild women are welcome!
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
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  7. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Well-Known Member

    The wildest hair I could find.
    I'm sure there's even wilder out there somewhere...

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    Gela, AE Tetras. 4, 20 gr, 17 mm. ca. 420-405 BC.
    Obv: bull standing left, olive leaf above. Three pellets below.
    Rev: horned head of river god Gelas to right, barley grain to left.
    CNS 32, HGC 2, 379

    Next: baldness.
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  8. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    Too late

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  9. Ryro

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

    61Fmz-YwiuL._AC_UL1024_.jpg 20200411_195225_IMG_5500.PNG
    Next up: more wild hair!

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  10. Alegandron

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


    RR Porcius Cato AR Quinarius 89 BC Bacchus Liber Victory seated S 248 Cr 343-2

    He should look a little more like this:

    Next: More Wild Man / Wild Hair
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  11. Ryro

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

    I'd say Zeus's hair passes as rebelliously long, Wild God hair:

    Next up: More wild looking men
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  12. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    RR denarius with Gaul on obverse ( occasionally theororized to be Vercingetorix).

    next - coin from Gallia.

  13. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    A medal of Gallia
    upload_2020-7-4_23-50-39.png France, medal, Gallia, 1930, Morlon, Silvered

    an RR denarius of a captive from Gaul:
    L Hostilia denarius.jpg
    L. Hostilius Saserna, 48 BC, AR Denarius, Rome mint
    Obv: A Gallic woman, with carnyx warrior's trumpet behind
    Rev: Artemis facing front, holding a leaping deer by the antlers and, with the other hand, a spear

    a coin minted in Gaul: Caius Valerius Flaccus.jpg
    C. Valerius Flaccus, 82 BC, AR Denarius, Massalia mint
    Obv: Winged and draped bust of Victory right; X behind
    Rev: Aquila between two signa inscribed H (hastati) and P (principes), respectively; C VAL FLA upward to left, IMPERAT upward to right, EX S C across lower field, line border.
    Ref: Crawford 365/1b (control letter behind), Valeria 12

    more from Gallia
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  14. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    CELTIC, Northwest Gaul. Carnutes. Circa 100-50 BC. Æ
    Celticized head to right
    R: Two eagles flying right; to left, pentagram; between eagles, cross with pellet in each quarter; to right, serpent.
    DT 2582. LT 6088

  15. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Frankish Gaul:

    Louis the Pious, Carolingian Empire
    AR denier
    Obv: + HLVDOVVICVS IMP, legend around cross in circle
    Rev: + METALLVM, legend around cross in circle
    Mint: Metallum
    Date: 816-819 AD
    Ref: MEC 762


    Something different this time. Next theme: Medieval European silver
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  16. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Freiburg im Breisgau
    Freiburg City or surrounding "Breisgau" county.
    AR Brakteat
    AD ca. 1250
    Obv.: Winged fabulous animals to the right.
    Rev.: -
    AR, 17mm, 0.36g
    Ref.: Wielandt 44, Berger 2432 (Freiburg), Slg. Wüthrich 54 (this coin)

    Next: one sided coin
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2020
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  17. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    salzburg.jpg Salzburg AR Uniface Zweier. Mathiaus 1519-40
    Arms of Salzburg and Mattaus side-by-side, bishop's hat above, date below.

    Next: Jeton or Rechenpfennig
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  18. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Counter Token/Jeton
    by Hans Krauwinckel, Nuremberg, AD 1586-1635
    Obv.: APOLLO DIANA /in ex. H . K . - Apollo with harp to left. Diana with dog, spear, arrow and quiver to right.
    Rev.: MELIAGER - Meleagros, left, giving Atlante, to the right, head of a killed boar.
    AE, 4.63g, 27mm
    Ref.: Stalzer Pl. 35, 307.

    Next: another Rechenpfennig / Counter token
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  19. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member


    Netherlands Rechenpfennig. Dreimaster segelschiff-Durch Glück und Kunst
    Louis XV / Segelschiff(sailing boat) - durch Glück und Kunst(by luck and art), Johann George Holtzhey 1695-1760.

    Next: another Rechenpfennig / Counter token
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  20. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1160775 english text (2).jpg

    next: another one
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  21. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    f4Dietzel,_Johann_Jakob.jpg Nürnberg, Rechenpfennig. Dietzel, Johann Jakob
    Obv: Ludwig XV. (1701-1748)
    Rev: Park with fountain. Rv: AD.NVTVM.ASSVRGVNT RECH•PF/I.I.D.

    Next: More Rechenpfennig/jeton
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