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  1. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    SYRACUSE. Hiketas II 287-278 BC. AE ( 7.26g, 24mm )
    Obv: Head of Kore left, grain ear behind.
    Rev: Charioteer in biga right, star above.
    SNG Cop.802, SNG ANS 760.

    Next: a coin from Syracuse
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  3. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Bust of Artemis right. SOTEIPA in right field
    8.43 gr, 22 mm
    Ref : Sear #1200

    Next thunderbolt

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  4. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    19.9 mm 2.38 g
    Postumus (260-269 A.D.)
    Billon Antoninianus
    Colonia Agrippina (Cologne, Germany) mint, (ca. 260-61 A.D.)
    Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped &cuirassed bust of Postumus right
    Rev: IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter walking right, hurling a thunderbolt
    RIC 311

    Next - more Postumus
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  5. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    next: Moneta
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  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Moneta. I wish the reverse legend were completely on the flan, but I like the coin anyway.

    Diocletian, AD 284-305.
    Roman billon follis, 10.80 g, 23.6 mm, 7 h.
    Rome, AD 302-305.
    Obv: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head, right.
    Rev: SACRA MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae; star in right field, R P in exergue.
    Refs: RIC vi, p. 362, 103a; Cohen 434; RCV 12815.

    Next: deity holding scales.
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  7. Claudius_Gothicus

    Claudius_Gothicus Well-Known Member

    Volusian (251-253), Antoninianus, Antioch mint, 3rd emission, third officina.
    Obverse: IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind;
    Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia; three dots in exergue;
    RIC 215

    Next: Liberalitas
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  8. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Antoninus Pius AD 138-161. Rome Denarius AR 19 mm., 2,64 g
    RIC III Antoninus Pius 234
    Date Range: AD 153 - AD 154
    Type: Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right
    Type: Liberalitas, draped, standing left, emptying coins out of cornucopiae, held in both hands

    Next - a Pius denarius in better conservation
  9. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    next denarius Marcus Aurelius
  10. Archeocultura

    Archeocultura Well-Known Member

    They don't come nicer and rarer! Antoninnus Pius RIC 703 with an interesting bust type. III Antoninus Pius 0703b var mini.jpg
  11. Archeocultura

    Archeocultura Well-Known Member

    another nice one... RIC 732 III Antoninus Pius 0732 BRITAN as 7-0489.jpg
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  12. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I think Marcus Aurelius is supposed to be next?

    Marcus Aurelius Caesar AR Denarius, AD 145-146, Rome Mint. Obv: AVRELIVS CAE-SVG PII F, bare head right, clean-shaven/ Rev: COS II, Honos standing left, holding branch and cornucopia. RIC III 429a, RSC II 110, BMCRE 594, ERIC II 301, Sear RCV (1981 ed.) 1279 [not in most recent edition]. 18.2 mm, 3.3 g.

    Use Marcus Aurelius Caesar, RIC 429(a), RSC 110 (DML coin, beardless).jpg

    Next: another young Marcus Aurelius without a beard.
  13. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Here's a young MA that I've not shared:
    Next up: more curly hair
  14. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Commodus got his dad's curly hair.

    Commodus, AD 177-192.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.42 g, 18 mm, 12 h.
    Rome, AD 180.
    Obv: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: LIB AVG TR P V IMP IIII COS II P P, Liberalitas standing left, holding tessera and cornucopiae.
    Refs: RIC 10a; Cohen 301; BMC 4.

    Next: cuirassed bust seen from the back.
  15. OutsiderSubtype

    OutsiderSubtype Well-Known Member

    Antioch. Philip II. As Augustus. Dated fourth consulship, circa 248-249. Debased silver tetradrachm. 28mm, 10.76g.

    Obverse: ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟϹ ϹƐΒ. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II, right, seen from rear.

    Reverse: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ƐΞΟΥϹΙΑϹ ΥΠΑ ΤΟ Δ. Eagle standing left, spreading wings, holding wreath in beak. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΙΑ S C below.

    RPC Online VIII unassigned (ID 28990). Little unsure on the attribution but I think that's the one.

    Next: Fancy helmet or armor
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  16. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    This one's pretty fancy.
    Constantine I Trier RIC VII 389P (2020_11_18 03_38_31 UTC).JPG

    NEXT: non-silver CONSECRATIO issue.
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  17. Alegandron

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


    RI Carus 282-283 CE AE 18mm BI Tet Consecratio Flaming Alter Divus Carus under Carinus R2
    Ex: @Valentinian

    Next: Pre-211 BCE AR Roman
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  18. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Anonymous Ar Didrachm Rome 241-235 BC Obv helmeted head of a beardless Mars right. Rv Horse head right to left sickle Crawford 25/1 4.49 grms 20 mm Photo by W. Hansen 25-b.png Next coin something with a dark patina
  19. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Delmatius, 335-337 A.D. glossy black patina

    delmatius1.jpg delmatius1.jpg


    Next: A finely toned silver coin
  20. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1180363b2 best.jpg

    next: another toned tetradrachma
  21. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    To be a bit understated, that is NOT the ugliest didrachm I've ever seen....
    I'll see if I can take out 3 birds with one coin:
    Decimius Flavus denarius sm.jpg
    Decimius Flavus, 150 BC, AR Denarius, Rome mint
    Obv: Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left
    Rev: Diana Lucifera driving galloping biga right, holding reins and whip
    Ref: Crawford 207/1; Sydenham 391; Decimia 1; RBW 890

    Celtic Tetradrachm.jpg
    Next: a beautiful coin
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