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  1. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Ionia. Ephesos. Marcus Aurelius AD 161-180.
    Bronze Æ

    Obverse: Μ ΑΥΡ ΚΑΙϹ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝ; laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass, r., seen from rear

    Next - goat

    Reverse: ƐΦƐϹΙΩΝ; stag standing, r.

    Reference: Karwiese 306, Cop 401 Specimens:
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  3. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Next up: Sheep/Lamb 5191cac7b6272bf7988bb16405f31958.jpg
  4. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    It looks like a virtual tie with both posts coming in at 58 minutes.

    ambr0zie seems to have the edge by seconds.

    So, here's a goat for the first post

    Cilicia, Kelenderis AR Stater. Circa 430-420 BC. Nude youth, holding whip, dismounting from horse rearing left; KEΛ in exergue / Goat kneeling left, head right; astragalos above. SNG BN 44 = Traité II 1455, pl. CXXXIX, 18 (same dies); Traité II 1458, pl. CXXXIX, 20 (same dies); Nomos 14, 155; cgb MB 51, 243; Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün e.K. 66, 49; Münzzentrum Rheinland 175, 261 (subsequently appeared in various sales). 10.59g, 19mm, 12h.

    Very Fine. Very Rare; seemingly only four other examples on CoinArchives.

    D-Camera Cilicia, Kelenderis AR Stater. Circa 430-420 BC 10.59g Roma 74 lot 634  2-25-21.jpg

    Next: A Mule (either the animal, or mismatched dies - your choice).
  5. Roman Collector

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    Julia Domna, AD 193-217
    Roman provincial Æ 29.3 mm, 13.67 g, 6 h.
    Ionia, Ephesus, AD 193-217.
    Obv: CЄBACTH IOY ΔOMNA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: ЄΦЄϹΙΩΝ TPIC NЄΩKOPΩN, carpentum drawn right by two mules.
    Refs: SNG Copenhagen 417; BMC 267 var. (obv legend).

    Next: Ephesus.
  6. Alegandron

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

    Now that surprises me that you learned that.
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  7. Alegandron

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


    Iona-Ephesos AR Hemi-Drachm-TriObol Bee - Incuse Sq TIMESIANAX 335-320 BCE Seaby 4368

    Next: Stag / Stags
  8. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Next: Stag / Stags

    Ephesus2.jpg Ionia, Ephesus. Elagabalus AE16. Stag
    Obv: Elagabalus bust r., ..TΩEINOC
    Rev: Stag standing r., EΦECIΩN

    Next: Elagabalus AE
  9. Roman Collector

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    Elagabalus, AD 218-222.
    Roman provincial Æ assarion, 2.36 g, 16.1 mm, 12 h.
    Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis, AD 218-222.
    Obv: ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑVΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC, laureate head, right.
    Rev: ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Telesphoros standing facing, wearing hooded cloak.
    Refs: AMNG I 910; Varbanov 1421-22; Moushmov 652; SNG Budapest 191.

    Next: Telesphoros.
  10. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Mysia, Pergamon
    AE17, AD 147-161
    Magistrate: I. Pol(l)ion (strategos for the second time, asiarch and neokoros)
    Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
    Rev: ΕΠΙ ϹΤΡΑ Ι ΠΩΛΛΙΩ ΤΟ Β, Telesphorus standing, facing
    AE, 3.30g, 17mm
    Ref.: RPC IV.2, 3297 (temporary), SNG Copenhagen volume 19 #452

    Next: Pergamon Cistophoric Tetradrachm
  11. Andres2

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  12. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Obv:– Facing Gorgoneion, surrounded by snakes.
    Rev:– PA / RI, bull standing left, looking back right
    Minted in Parion, 350 - 300 B.C.
    Reference:– BMC Mysia p. 95, 14
    2.427g, 13.8mm


    Next:- Gorgoneion
  13. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Thrace. Apollonia Pontica circa 425-375 BC.
    Drachm AR 14 mm., 3,02 g.
    Circa 480/78-450 BC
    SNG Apollonia Pontica 106-112.

    I have no idea if this coin is genuine or a modern fake, the subject is very complex and even some experts on this type of coins are unsure.

    Next - another one where authenticity is not 100% sure.
  14. Harry G

    Harry G Well-Known Member

    I'll have to go with my Balbinus. It's very light (3.33g) and appears to be plated. It was an eBay buy, but the coin looked good in the picture. It might be genuine, fake, or an ancient fouree, but I don't know!

    Next: Clasped Hands
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  15. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    AR Antoninianus, AD 238
    Obv.: IMP CAES PVPIEN MAXIMVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Rev.: PATRES SENATVS, clasped hands
    Ag, 4.84g, 21.6mm
    Ref.: RIC 11b, RSC 21

    Next: Pupienus
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  16. Alegandron

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


    RI Pupienus AR denarius bust r Concordia throne patera dbl cornucopiae Seaby 6

    Next: OTHO
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  17. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1140140otho vv (3).jpg

    next: Otho denarius
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  18. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    An ugly coin I've posted before, but it's my only Otho, so here goes again.

    Obv.: IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P - Bare head right
    Rev.: CERES AVG - Ceres, draped, standing left, right hand holding two corn-ears, left holding cornucopia
    Mint: Rome (Jan-Apr 69)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 3.30g / 18mm / 7h
    Rarity: R4
    • RIC 2
    • Cohen 1
    • Ex. J. Muona Collection
    Acquisition/Sale: Grotjohann Vcoins 28-Aug-2010
    Notes: Sep 4, 10 - Six or seven known, all from same dies.

    Pedigree: From the Jyrki Muona Collection - published in "The Denarii of Otho: A stylistic and compositional study" in the Italian Numismatic Review 2009.

    A small hole has been drilled into the edge of the coin as part of the compositional study.


    Next - another Ceres.
  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    L Furius CNF Brocchus.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Bust of Ceres right between wheat-ear and barley-corn; III VIR across field, BROCCHI below
    REVERSE: Curule chair between fasces; L. FVRI/CN. F above
    Rome 63 BC
    3.9g, 20mm
    Cr414/1; Furia 23

    Next: Carule chair
  20. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    ... yes, this is what I also say about IDing this coin.
    Probably provincial, I suspect Pius, Marcus Aurelius or Verus but I am clueless.
    Reverse - someone on curule chair.

    NEXT - coin where you have problems in attributing.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2021
  21. Roman Collector

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    Elagabalus or Caracalla
    Roman provincial Æ (diassarion?); 2.41 g, 14.5 mm, 1 h
    Obv: [...] ANTΩNIN, laureate and draped bust, right
    Rev: OV[...]ЄΩN[...] or possibly OV[...]CΩN[...] (maybe OVCIЄΩN?), Hermes, nude but for chlamys draped over left shoulder, standing facing, head left, holding purse and caduceus.

    Next: Hermes
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