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  1. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Does Mercury count ? :)

    Republic, Sextans
    Sextans struck in Rome, circa 211-206 BC
    Head of Mercury right, wearing petasus, two pellets above helmet
    ROMA, Prow of galley right, surmounted by a victory right
    5.11 gr
    Ref : RCV #1218

    Next : another RR bronze

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  3. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Next : another RR bronze

    Republican Post Reform As. Janus/Prow After 211 BC. Rome mint.
    Obv: head of Janus, I above.
    Rev: prow of galley right, I above, ROMA below.
    33mm, 31gm.

    Next: Full galley
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  4. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Sextus Pompeius and Q. Nasidius, Denarius
    Mint moving with Sextus Pompeius, Sicily, 42-39 BC
    NEPTVNI, head of Pompey the great right, trident before head, dolphin below
    Q.NASIDIVS at exergue, galley sailing right, star in upper field
    3.92 gr
    Ref : HCRI # 235, RCV # 1390, Crawford # 483/2, Sydenham # 1350, Cohen # 20
    Ex Freeman & Sear, Ex Barry Feirstein collection (NAC auction # 42/279)
    Ex Roma Numismatics

    Next : another pompeian, or related to Pompey

  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Sextus Pompey 1a.jpg
    AE As
    OBVERSE: MAGN above laureate janiform head with features of Pompey the Great
    REVERSE: PIVS above, IMP below, prow of galley right
    Sicilian 43-36 BC
    22.8g, 31mm
    Syd 1044a, Cr479/1, Pompeia 20v, Cohen 16

    Next: Another bronze galley
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  6. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Annonymous Ae As Sextantal standard After 211 BC. Obv head of bearded Janus. Rv Prow of galley right. South Italian mint. Crawford 56/2 Mc Cabe C3 As2 This coin illustrated. 42.53 grms 35 mm Photo by W. Hansen 56-a.jpg Next coin Another Republican Roman
  7. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Next up: another beautiful lady from the RR
  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Time for Fulvia!

    L. Mussidius Longus.
    Roman Republican AR denarius, 3.5 gm, 17.0 mm.
    Rome mint, 42 BC.
    Obv: Bust of Marc Antony's 3rd wife, Fulvia, as Victory, r., draped.
    Rev: L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS, Victory in biga, r., holding reins.
    Refs: Sear 1517; BMCRR 4229; RRC 494/40; Sydenham 1095; RSC Mussidia 4; Banti Mussidia 613.

    Next: Nike/Victory on the obverse.
  9. Alegandron

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

    Victory Obv

    Roman Republic
    AR Denarius
    108-107 BCE
    Winged bust of Victory, draped bust Victory r X -
    Mars stndg spear trophy apex grain ear
    Crawford 306-1 Sear 183

    Next: AE Victory
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  10. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Silver wash .. almost gone? I call it good enough..
    As a Canadian I will say "Cool toning, eh!!"

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2021
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  11. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Aurelian denarius with Victory
    Next, a not-so-common denomination from an otherwise common emperor.
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  12. iameatingjam

    iameatingjam Active Member

    I'm new so hopefully I get the jist here. How about this hadrian tetradrachm? Hadrian is a pretty common emperor but tetradrachms were not the standard denomination in rome, but a provincial thing.

    How about a billon coin with an exotic animal for the next one?

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  13. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Cointalk!
    A tiger from the Imperial Cholas, debased stater.
    Rajendra Chola (1014-1044 AD), sitting Cholan tiger flanked by a bow and twin fishes, the symbol of their enemies, all under an umbrella.
    Next, a non-Roman trophy coin.
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  14. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Athena Tropaion Pergamon.jpg
    Mysia, Pergamon, 159-133 BC, Æ (18.9mm,6.45g, 12h)
    Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right
    Rev: ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, military trophy facing, monogram right of trophy and right of legend

    more on this coin here: Tropaion : Turning Point to Victory

    Next: Pergamon
  15. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    My favorite from Pergamon:

    Mysia, Pergamon, 200-133 BC.
    Bronze Æ 15.7 mm, 3.55 g, 12 h.
    Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with star.
    Rev: AΘΗ-ΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, owl standing facing on palm, with wings spread,TK monogram left and ΠΛ right.
    Refs: SNG Copenhagen 388 (same); c.f. SNG von Aulock 1375-6, BMC 197-199, SNG France 1920-2, SNG BN 1913-6 (various monograms).

    Next: Owl NOT from Athens.
  16. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    How about I combine both Pergamon and an owl?

    Mysia, Pergamon. AE. Early-mid 2nd century B.C.
    Laureate head of Asklepios right
    Reverse: Serpent coiled around, and rising from, omphalos; to inner left, owl standing half-right, head facing. ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ.
    Reference: SNG Ashmolean 873–4; SNG BN 1813–4.
    5.24g; 20mm

    Next: Head of Asklepios
  17. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Snake Asclepious Mysia Pergamon.jpg

    next: Omphalos
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  18. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Lydia, Nakrasaionia
    Pseudo-autonomous issue
    Time of Trajan and Hadrian, 98-138 AD
    Obv.: EΠΙ CΤΡΑ - ΜΑΡ ΙΟΥΝΙΑΝΟΥ, bearded head of Herakles right
    Rev.: NAKRA-CITΩN; snake encircling omphalos
    AE, 16 mm, 2.8 g
    Ref.: SNG München 335, SNG Copenhagen 295, Lindgren III 496

    Next: seated on omphalos
  19. iameatingjam

    iameatingjam Active Member

    Well sorry I'm kind of lost but I have this coin that seems similar to the topic at hand.

    What do you guys have for coins under 0.5g?

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  20. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    First we need an "Seated on omphalos"
    Like this one:
    Alexander Balas Drachm v2.jpg
    Seleucid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas (152-145 BC), Drachm, Antioch on the Orontes
    Obv: Diademed head right.
    Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and resting hand upon bow, monogram in exergue.

    well - close: 0.53g
    Cilicia Soloi Obol.jpg
    CILICIA, Soloi, Circa 350-330 BC, AR Obol
    Size: 9.8mm, 0.53g
    Obv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet
    Rev: ΣOΛEΩN Bunch of grapes on stalk with leaf and tendrils, AΠ left of grapes

    Next: more grapes (or any fruit other than apple)
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  21. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    next: bunch of grapes
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