Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Collect89, Jul 21, 2017.
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Trajan, as, club on lionskin
Next: a lionskin with nothing alive in the photo
It's not a lion's head, but the scalp of a lion:
Asia Minor, Dynasts of Lykia
Obv.: Facing scalp of lion.
Rev.: Triskeles within incuse circle, TRBBÊNEME (in Lycian) around
Ag, 3.12g, 17mm
Ref.: Müseler VIII.25-7; SNG von Aulock 4215
Next: Dynasts of Lykia
Next coin Pegasos
next: coin of Akarnania or Boeotia
NEXT another Mithradatic war issue
Whoops...a bit slow on the uptake
Greek Æ 12.5 mm, 3.37 g, 3 h.
Boeotia, Thespiae, late 3rd century BC?
Obv: Female head, right, wearing kalathos and veil.
Rev: ΘEΣΠI/EΩN either side of chelys (lyre); all within laurel wreath.
Refs: BMC 8.92,14-22; Sear 2461; SNG Cop 406-7; BCD Boiotia 612; Head Boeotia p. 94, pl. VI, 13.
Next: Chelys (lyre made from a turtle shell).
Kongu Cheras, 1200s-1400s. Bow and arrow, with a stylized goddess.
Next, a tiny coin with a chunky flan (almost a sphere!)
Next: Another reticulated silver coin
AR Hemidrachm, 400-344 BC
Obv.: Wreathed head of young Dionysos left .
Rev.: ΛΑΜΙΕ-ΩΝ, Amphora; ivy leaf above, prochous to right.
Ag, 2.59g, 15.9mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 77
Next, either (1) a Boeotian shield:
or (2) an ancilia, as in this coin with Juno Sospita in a biga holding an ancilia (a/k/a Shield of the Salii priests):
I think that is a boo-boo. I think it is a peanut.
Next up: more Boeotian shields
Either a peanut or a violin, I think!
BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage
AE14. 1.71g, 13.6mm. BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage, circa 300-250 BC. SNG Cop 179. O: Boeotian shield. R: ΒΟΙΩΤΩΝ (upward on left), ornamented trident head upward, with straight crossbar; dolphin upward on right.
Next: Boeotian helmet
Obv.: Head of nymph Larissa facing, head turned slightly to left, wreathed with grain, wearing double strand plain necklace
Rev: ΛAPIΣAIΩN, Cavalrymen on horse prancing right, lance in right, wearing Boiotian helmet, ∆A monogram
AE, 5.45g, 17.1mm
Ref.: BCD Thessaly I 1171.1, BCD Thessaly II 393.3, SNG Cop 140, cf. Rogers 285
Next: Corinthian helmet
Bare head of Claudius left / ATTAΛEωN, helmeted head of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Reference: RPC I 3366; BMC 13; Baydur 157; Istanbul 7726.
Next: Another Athena
Gordian III, with Tranquillina
Roman provincial Ӕ 30 Tetrassarion
Thrace, Anchialus, AD 238-244
Obv: AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ CEB TPAN/KVΛΛINA, laureate and draped bust of Gordian right, facing diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina left.
Rev: OVΛΠIANWN AΓXIAΛE/WN, Athena enthroned l., holding patera and scepter; shield at base of throne.
Refs: AMNG II-1, 662/4, pl. VIII, no. 23 rev. = Tachev, Anchialos p. 684, pl. 157, no. 235; Moushmov 2937.
Next: Gordian and Tranquillina.
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