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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    There is, of course, Antiochia ad Orontem, whose river god Orontes is often depicted on its coinage:

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    Anonymous issue under Maximinus II.
    Roman billon quarter follis, 1.35 g, 16.3 mm, 11 h.
    Antioch, officina 6, AD 311-312.
    Obv: GENIO ANTIOCHENI, Tyche of Antioch seated facing; river god Orontes swimming below.
    Rev: APOLLONI SANCTO, Apollo standing left holding patera and lyre; S in right field, SMA in ex.
    Refs: RCV 14927; Vagi 2954; Van Heesch 3(a); McAlee 170f.

    Next: Apollo standing holding a lyre.
     
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Maximinus II 8.jpg
    MAXIMINUS II DAIA
    Quarter-Nummus
    OBVERSE: GENIO ANTIOCHENI, Tyche of Antioch seated facing on rocks, turreted and veiled, stalks of grain in right, river-god Orontes swimming below
    REVERSE: APOLLONI SANCTO, Apollo standing left, patera in right, lyre in left. S in right field, mintmark SMA
    Struck at Antioch, 312 AD
    1.2g, 13mm
    Van Heesch 3, A

    Next: Maximinus II Daia
     
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  4. Alegandron

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

    Maximinus II Daia

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    RI Maximinus II Daia 305-308 CE Folles AE30 Trier mint GENIO POPV-LI Genius-Serapis stndg

    Next: Celts of Briton
     
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  5. robp

    robp Well-Known Member

    Andoco Unit
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    Same again
     
  6. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I'm glad you like it! The problem with trying to get one of these Roman Republican Lucretius Trio (Neptune/dolphin-riding Cupid) denarii is that a big part of the appeal of the coin (at least for me) is the contrasting expressions on the faces of Cupid and the dolphin. And if you look on acsearch, you'll see that the expression is worn off Cupid's face in the substantial majority of examples. The coin is still nice without that, but it takes away some of the charm. For example, see this example auctioned by Stack's Bowers, on which Cupid's expression is basically gone -- but the coin still sold for more than $500! https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/l...rome-mint-74-bcngc-ch-vf-strike-35-surface-45 . I was lucky to find and buy my example a year or two ago from Steven Battelle, a VCoins dealer in California.

    The Tarentum examples are great, but they're pretty expensive as well. Here's mine:

    Tarentum AR Nomos.jpg
     
  7. Ryro

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

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    Next up: more-gon gorgons (medusa or one of her 2 sisters)
     
  8. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

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    Pisidia, Selge, c. 350-300 BC. AR Obol
    Obv: Helmeted head of Athena r.
    Rev: Gorgon facing sticking out tongue.
    10mm. and 0.9gm.

    Next: Morgons.
     
  9. Ryro

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

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    Next up: more Gorgon-zolas, please
     
  10. Alegandron

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

    GORGON-ZOLA

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    SICILY Kamarina Æ Onkia 13mm 1.5g 420-405 BC-OLDEST Gorgon tongue - KAMA owl r lizard in claw pellet in ex SNG Münch 411

    Next: Sea-Monster
     
  11. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Very interesting. Was the kraken ever depicted on coinage? We'll see.
     
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  12. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Hmm, a Kraken you say?! How about a Sicily Syracuse Second democracy onkia - 450 BC, featuring Nymph Arethusa and the word ΣVPA on the obverse and ‘Cthulhu’ on the reverse!
    Post another Nymph 255FE208-AA3C-49ED-8942-F7E6B0F01C8C.jpeg
     
  13. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Thessaly Phalanna.jpg
    Thessaly, Phalanna, 380-350 BC, Æ Trichalkon
    Obv: Youthful male head right
    Rev: [ΦAΛ]–ANNAI[ΩN], head of nymph right, with hair in sakkos [a hairbag made of a coarsely worked wool or linen], wearing earring and necklace
    Size: 18mm, 6.04g
    Notes: Rogers (1936) overview of copper coins of Thassaly, describes Phalanna as the daughter of Phoenix and sister to Tyros. Phalanna is said to have founded the city, and is the nymph on the coin.(more info on this coin : here)

    Next: a coin from Thessaly
     
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  14. Alegandron

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

    THESSALY

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    Thessaly AR Stater Double Victoriatus 21mm 5.7g 50 BCE Zeus - Athena Itonia spear shield RR Prov. SNG Cop 299var

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  15. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    350-300 BCE (Circa) Thessaly, Krannon AE Dichalkon.png
    Thessaly, Krannon
    c. 350-300 BCE
    AE Dichalkon | 3.92g 12mm
    Obv: Zeus or Poseidon right
    Rev: Horseman left, KP-A-N
    Next: One of your top 5 oldest coins (dealer's choice)
     
  16. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Oldest as in "I've had this coin longer than any other in my collection":

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    Oldest as in "this has been on the earth in its current form longer than any other in my collection":

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    Next: one of the first few ancient coins you ever acquired.
     
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  17. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    Here is a nice silver piece that I bought at my first coin show. I bought 3 or 4 ancients from the guy and this was one of them. It had a flip with "Yemen?" written on it. He was off by a little bit, but it's an even better find in my opinion.

    1252 AD (650AH) AR Dirham Three Brothers Sivas Mint 2.76g 23mm S1 Combined.png
    Sultanate of Rum
    Three Brothers Period | 1252 CE / 650 AH
    Sivas Mint
    AR Dirham | 2.76 grams | 23mm

    Next: Something that was misattributed by a good distance
     
  18. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    I bought this tiny fellow very cheaply as "Ancient Indian:"

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    Iberia, Ebusus (Ibiza), AE ⅛ unit, ca. 2nd c. BC. Obv: Bes standing facing, hurling mace and holding serpent. Rev: Bes standing facing, hurling mace and holding serpent; in field l., flower (?). 13mm, 1.14g. Ref: cf. SNG BM Spain 324-37; cf. SNG Copenhagen 88-91.

    Next: Balearic Islands
     
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  19. Ryro

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

    Gotta clean the board aaand also clean the bile out of my throat from the recent ongoing trollings... and cause 12 hour rule:
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    CILICIA, Mint Uncertain
    400-350 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.58 g, 1 h). Female head facing, turned slightly to left, wearing earrings, necklace and flowing hair (Arethusa?). Rev. Facing head of Bes. Göktürk 44. SNG Levante 233. SNG France 486. Fine metal and attractive on both sides. Very fine.
    Ex: Leu auction 4 Ex: Nomos Obolos 14
    Next up: more Bes!
     
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  20. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Amulet of Bes.jpg

    I know this doesn't really count, so carry on!
     
  21. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    12 hours, interesting subject though! It made me research Bes.

    930-1300 CE (Circa) AR Atak Cup-Shaped 1.04g.png
    East Java - Anonymous
    c. 930-1300 CE
    AR Atak | 1.04 grams | Scyphate
    Obv: Incused sandalwood flower motif
    Rev: Distorted Nagari script ma

    Next: Fractional denomination that is more uncommon than the main denomination
     
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