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  1. Alegandron

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

    TRAJAN DECIUS

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    RI Trajan Decius 249-251 CE AR Ant Dacia draco standard

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  3. Roman Collector

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    12 hours. Here's another Decius:

    Decius GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI antoninianus.jpg
    Trajan Decius AD 249-251.
    Roman AR antoninianus, 4.25 g, 21.5 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, 2nd officina, 2nd emission, AD 249.
    Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius, wearing polos on head, nude except for short cloak on shoulders, standing left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand; to right, standard.
    Refs: RIC 16c; Cohen 49; RCV 9374; Hunter 11 var. (reverse legend).

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  4. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1180760 galerius silvered 2 (3).jpg

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  5. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

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    11.13 g 26.2 mm

    Constantius I, as Caesar, Æ Nummus. Treveri, AD 298-299. FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate bust left / GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius, towered and nude to waist, standing facing, head turned left, holding cornucopiae with his left hand, patera in his right hand; B- gamma across fields, TR in exergue. RIC 196 (R) - but not with B gamma.

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  6. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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  7. Roman Collector

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    Mercury:

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    Pseudo-autonomous.
    Roman provincial Æ 13 mm, 1.2 g.
    Antioch, Pisidia, time of Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161.
    Obv: ANTIOCH, draped bust of Mercury/Hermes (head assimilated to portrait of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar), left; to right, caduceus.
    Rev: COLONI, chicken walking right.
    Refs: RPC IV.3, 7350 (temporary); BMC 19.176,1 (pl. XXXI, 1); SNG von Aulock 4916; Krzyżanowska 140–1, VII.7–9; cf. SNG BN 1067.

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  8. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

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    Dardanos
    Asia Minor, Troas
    AE13, 4th Century B.C.
    Obv.: horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys flying behind
    Rev.: cock standing right, ∆AP downward on right
    AE, 2.739g, maximum diameter 12.7mm, die axis 180deg
    Ref.: SNG Cop 293; SNGvA 1504; SNG München 177; SNG Tübingen 2582; BMC Troas p. 49, 8; McClean 7812; Weber 5363

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  9. Alegandron

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

    RAVEN

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    Roman Imperiatorial
    Lepidus - Marc Antony
    43 BCE
    AR Quinarius
    13.9m 1.82g
    Raven
    Military mint traveling TransAlpine Gaul
    Pontifate instrument
    Craw 489-3 Syd 1158a RSC3

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  10. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Ptolemy IV (2).jpg

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  11. Alegandron

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

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    RR Plaetorius Cest 67 BC AR Den Helmeted Vacuna Sabine goddess quivr cornu S-C Eagle tbolt S 349 Cr 409-1

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  12. Curtis

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    A quarter shekel (1.70g) of Punic Spain, Carthagonova (Cartagena), ca. 237-209 BCE. Reverse is a Carthaginian elephant (though not outfitted for battle). The obverse depicts Melkart/Herakles with club over his shoulder. But...does it also depict Hannibal or one of the other Barcids? Some say so (though, oddly, not as many as the club-less portrait, which generally seems to have the same features to me, and to resemble the few known sculptures of Hannibal).

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  13. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

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    Fulvia (83 BC – 40 BC)
    Powerful aristocratic woman, wife of Publius Clodius Pulcher (62-52 BC), Gaius Scribonius Curio (52-51 BC) and Marcus Antonius (47-40 BC).
    AR Quinarius, Late 43-42 BC
    Obv.: Winged bust of Fulvia with the features of Victory
    Rev.: [LVGV] DVNI [A] XL, Lion advancing right
    Ag, 1.66g, 13.2mm
    Ref.: Craw. 489/5, RPC 512, Syd. 1160

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  14. Curtis

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    Good one, @shanxi ! I wouldn't have thought of that.

    Here's another controversial one, albeit with some prominent supporters (like the Hannbal-Herakles above): Philip II of Macedon. Harlan J Berk, in his 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, proposes that several classical rulers' numismatic portraits appear concealed in busts of the divine (not, in principle, that surprising, since it was a common motif in classical art, albeit taboo on the coinage of some societies).

    Of this coin, Berk (2008:50) writes that "it marks Philip II as the first Greek of the Hellenistic era to put his own portrait on a coin."

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    Kings of Macedon, Philip II (BC 359 - 336), Posthumous AR Tetradrachm (14.03g, 25.03mm, 10h). Amphipolis, temp. Kassander (as Regent, BC 313 – 310), BC 310 - 307 (315 - 294 in some sources).
    Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right (with the features of Philip II?).
    Reverse: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ. Nude youth on horseback r., holding palm. Λ above bucranium beneath horse; monogram E below raised foreleg.
    Refs: LeRider pl. 47: 1, 7; SNG ANS 759-62 (see also 770).
    Pedigree: Ex-VAuctions Sale 304, #79 (6 March 2014), Ex-Ancient Imports / Marc Breitsprecher.

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  15. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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  16. Alegandron

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

    LOL, that would been my post, also! I believe she was the first living Roman woman placed on a coin. Very nice Quinarius!
     
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  17. Alegandron

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

    Seleukos I NIKATOR AE

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    Seleucid Seleukos I 312-280 BCE AE 20 Athena-Elephant Spaer 129

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  18. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    >>> Grapes



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    Cilicia. Soloi 440-410 BC.
    AR Stater
    Obv.: Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her, kneeling to left, holding bow, at her waist, gorytos, Corinthian helmet right
    Rev.: ΣΟΛΕΩ[Ν], large bunch of grapes, to right, laurel branch, all within border of dots in an incuse square.
    Ag, 20mm, 10.63g

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  19. OutsiderSubtype

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    Galerius. As Caesar. Minted circa 299-303 CE. AE Follis. 28.5mm, 10.51g. Carthage mint, fourth officina. Obverse: MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES. Laureate head right. Reverse: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART. Personification of Carthage holding fruits in both hands. Δ in exergue. RIC VI Carthage 32b.

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  20. DonnaML

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    Nero, Billon Tetradrachm, Year 12 (65/66 AD), Alexandria, Egypt Mint. Obv. Radiate bust of Nero with aegis, right, ΝΕΡΩ ΚΛΑV ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ / Rev. Bust of Alexandria, right, wearing elephant headdress, AYTO-KPA around, LIB [Year 12] in right field. RPC I 5289, Emmett 109.12, Milne 238, K&G 14.88. 20x23 mm., 12.11 g.

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    Another Nero Provincial.
     
  21. Terence Cheesman

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    Hadrian Ar Denarius Rome 134-138 AD Obv Bust right bare headed drapery on far shoulder Rv. Alexandria standing left. RIC 300 RIC II/3 1502 3.19 grms 18 mm Photo by W. Hansen hadriand55.jpg I got beat by Donna ML
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