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  1. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths Supporter

    Athens New Style Tetradrachm c141/0 BCObs: Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
    35mm 16.53gm Thompson issue 24
    Thompson catalogue : Obs 230 : Rev NEW
    Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
    Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
    on which month mark Δ control ΣΦ below
    2 complex magistrates monograms
    RF symbol : Eagle perching on right monogram
    All within a surrounding olive wreath

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  3. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Yaudheya republic, circa 2-3rd century AD. Kartikeya (Hindu god of war) holding spear, and a rooster to the right, with the Bramhi script saying 'Yaudheya Ganasya Jaya' meaning 'Victory to the people of Yaudheya'. Reverse has a goddess and a conch shell.
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  4. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    orodes_II.jpg Elymaian Kingdom. Orodes II. AE drachm
    Obv: Bearded bust facing wearing diademed tiara without crest, on right pellet inside crescent above anchor with double crossbar.
    Rev: Dashes.
    Early-mid 2nd century A.D.

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  5. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Crescent around neck of Otacilia:

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  6. Alegandron

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

  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Julia Domna "Laodicea" mint

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  8. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1180352ccnbv best.jpg
    next: Aeternitas
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  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Not the personification, but the legend:

    Philip I AR Antoninianus, ca. 247 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right, IMP PHILIPPVS AVG/ Rev. Elephant walking left, bearing driver holding goad, AETERNITAS AVGG. RIC IV-3 58, RSC IV 17, Sear RCV III 8921. 23 mm., 4.2 g.

    Philip I elephant combined image.jpg

    Another elephant with a rider on it.
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  10. Orielensis

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    Orient, Antike – Kushan – Huvishka, Elefantenreiter und Oesho.png
    Huvishka, Kushan Empire, AE tetradrachm, c. 155-189 CE. Obv: þAONANOþ OOηþKE KOþANO (partially struck), King riding elephant r., holding elephant goad. Re: OηþO; Oesho (Siva?) standing facing, holding trident and deerskin. 26mm, 9.97g. Ref: Göbl 855; Mitchiner 3291-3301.

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  11. Alegandron

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

    Kushan Bronze

    INDIA Kushan Empire Vima Takto-Soter Megas Æ Tet 21mm 8.5g CE 80-100 scepter tamgha on horse r holding axe tamgha Senior B17.1vT

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  12. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Do you have any? How many here have seen one? Wikipedia shows one but I have never seen one.
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  13. Alegandron

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

    Agreed. Did not look.
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  14. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1150449 (2).JPG

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  15. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    New theme,
    Edward I penny, London mint, 1303 AD.
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  16. bcuda

    bcuda El Ibérico loco Supporter

    Constantine II
    322-323 AD.
    altar inscribed VOT-IS-XX in three
    lines, P-A across fields. 3 stars above
    Mint Mark: PLON - London
    Weight: 3.16 grams,
    Diameter: 17.8mm
    RIC VII London 216; Sear 17150
    C3, 321

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  17. Harry G

    Harry G Well-Known Member


    Here's my Maximianus Antoninianus

    Obverse: IMP C MAXIMIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
    Reverse: CONSERVATOR AVGG, Emperor standing right, holding patera and sceptre, sacrificing over burning alter, facing Hercules standing left, holding patera and leaning on club.

    The first part of the mintmark for this issue reads XXI, which means 1 part silver, 20 parts bronze, which was typical for the period

    The next part is code, which is in Greek. There were three workshops in Siscia at the time, so the mark of workshop A was HP, workshop B was KOY and workshop C (Γ) was ΛI, so HP/KOY/ΛI for Hercules, so this was from workshop B. This is also shown by the B in the right field

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  18. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    This should have been the ΛI from that series but the code confused the legend cutter who put an A where he should have placed the lambda.
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  19. Curtis

    Curtis Supporter! Supporter

    A slightly different take on "coded," turning to the coded messages in the "visual puns" of Republican denarii. Both have been interpreted as coded messages to Pompey, although there are rival hypotheses as well.

    First: Brutus' denarius (c. 54 BCE), showing his ancestor, L. Iunius Brutus reputed to have driven out the last Roman King, Tarquin, c. 509. Often interpreted as a veiled threat to Pompey, "Put on a crown, another Brutus will come for you." Complicated by the uncertain dating of Brutus' post as Moneyer

    Second: Julius Caesar's elephant denarius (c. 49). The elephant is sometimes taken as a dig at Pompey, who had a humiliating failure trying to bring elephants to his Triumph. The snake is also sometimes interpreted as Pompey. The main rival interpretation is that the snake is actually a carnyx, or Gallic war trumpet. In my view, it's entirely possible that viewers were meant to recognize both messages in the elephant - snake/carnyx imagery.

    The highest form of wit in the Republican denarius wasn't just the pun, but the multi-pun, and Roman culture was well-primed to decipher whatever such messages they could find.

    In any case, whatever their original intent, we are still zealously mulling over the coded messages in the imagery of Republican coinage today.

    CONSERVATORI-Brutus AR Denarius #1.png
    CONSERVATORI-Julius Caesar Elephant Denarius ADJUSTED.png

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  20. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    I guess the 72 hour rule can be initiated This guy was an autocrat and was assassinated while taking a nap
    Philip II Ar Antoninianus Antioch 244-249 AD Obv Bust left radiate draped and cuirassed seen from back. Rv. Aequitas standing left. RIC- 3.70 grms 20 mm Photo by W. Hansen I am always amazed at how many of the eastern mint denarii and antoninianii feature Aequitas on the reverse philjnr5.jpg Next coin Emperor who was assassinated (could be considered a natural death for a Roman emperor);)
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  21. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Philip I


    next Trajan decius
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