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  1. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's a Syracuse gold hemidrachm.

    Timoleon Third Democracy
    Obv.: ZEYΣ EΛEYΘEPIOΣ - Laureate head of Zeus left
    Rev.: ΣYPAKOΣIΩN - Pegasus flying left, A in left field, three pellets beneath
    Mint: Syracuse (344-335 BC)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 2.10g / 12mm / 0h
    • SNG ANS 493
    • HGC 2, 1284
    Acquisition: Gitbud & Naumann Online Auction Pecunem 5 #32 7-Jul-2013


    Next: Pegasus
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  3. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Sicily, Timoleon and Third Democracy

    (344-317), Bronze, Syracuse, c. 344-317 BC; AE (g 5,06; mm 18; h 6); ΣYPAKOΣIΩN, laureate head of Apollo l., Rv. Pegasos flying l.; CNS II, 85; SNG Copenhagen 736; SNG ANS 646-647.
    Former: lorddeibi6

    Next up: more mythical creatures
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  4. bcuda

    bcuda El Ibérico loco


    My newest purchase with the mythical Sphinx on the reverse.

    Next: another Sphinx
  5. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    athens4.jpg Attica, Athens. AE18. Athena/Sphinx
    Obv: Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos, r.
    Rev: ΑΘΕ, sphinx wearing modius, r.; all in wreath.
    Reign of Augustus, c. mid-late 20s BC.
    RPC 1311.

    Next: Uncommon coin from Athens.
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  6. Alegandron

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

    Athens Attica 454-404 BCE ARr hemidrachm 16mm 2.08g Athena frontal eye - facing Owl wings closed olive branches COP 70 SG 2528

    Athens 340-317 BCE BC AE 12 Athena attic helmet R- Double bodied Owl with head facing E olive sprigs kalathos RARE BMC 224

    Next: More Uncommon Coins of Athens
  7. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths

    Well not too uncommon.
    Athens ae chalkon 87/86 BC OBS:Athena in Corinthian helmet Fulminating Zeus Star between 2 crescents symbol of Pontus c 18mm 9gm with high lead content.

    NEXT:More Corinthian helmet
  8. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    next: another helmet
  9. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Licinius II
    licinius II.jpg
    Next......Another type of headwear.
  10. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    The stephane ...

    Faustina II, AD 147-175.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.01 g, 19.6 mm, 1 h.
    Rome, AD 161-164.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Faustina II, right, wearing stephane.
    Rev: IVNO, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter; peacock at feet.
    Refs: RIC 688 var. (stephane); BMCRE 109; RSC 120b; RCV 5255 var. (stephane); CRE 189.

    Next: Another Juno.
  11. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Faustina II AD 147-175.. Rome
    Denarius AR
    18 mm., 3,34 g.
    RIC III Marcus Aurelius 696 ; RSC 139a
    Date Range: AD 161 - AD 176
    Obverse Legend: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
    Type: Bust of Faustina II, wearing circlet of pearls, hair waved and fastened in a bun on back of head, draped, right
    Reverse Legend: IVNONI REGINAE
    Type: Juno, veiled, draped, standing left, holding patera in extended right hand and sceptre in left hand; at left, peacock

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  12. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1180352ccnbv (2).jpg

    next: Aeternitas
  13. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    Here's my crude, encrusted AE as of Faustina Sr., Aeternitas reverse, with Juno on the reverse, extending her right hand and holding a scepter in her left hand.

    C 42

    9.7 grams

    D-Camera Faustina Sr AE as reshoot Aeterinitas Juno C 42 9.7 g 4-11-21.jpg

    Next: A Faustina (either one) coin with Concordia on the reverse.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2021
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  14. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's a Faustina II denarius
    Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII FIL AVG - Draped bust right
    Rev.: CONCORDIA - Concordia seated left on low seat, holding flower and resting left elbow on cornucopiae set on globe below seat
    Mint: Rome (149 - 156 )
    Wt./Size/Axis: 2.70g / 19mm / 0h
    • RIC 502a (Antoninus)
    • RSC 54
    • BMC 1080 (Antoninus)

    Next - a Concordia with anybody on the obverse
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  15. Alegandron

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


    BOTH: Roman Republic
    RR Aemilius Lepidus Paullus 62 BCE Concordia Perseus Maced captv Sear 366 Craw 415-1 XF

    Next: Roman Republic Concordia
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  16. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's a recent arrival that fits the bill - related to Alegandron's, indeed.

    Moneyers: L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus and L. Scribonius Libo
    Obv.: PAVLLVS·LEPIDVS CONCORD - Veiled and diademed head of Concordia right
    Rev.: PVTEAL·SCRIBON LIBO - Puteal Scribonianum (Scribonian well), decorated with garland and two lyres; hammer at base
    Mint: Rome (62 BC)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 3.81g / 20mm / 6h
    • RSC 11 (Aemilia)
    • Sydenham 927
    • Crawford 417/1a
    • RBW 1503
    Acquisition: CNG Online auction E-auction 485 #400 10-Feb-2021

    Next - any different Roman Republic denarius
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  17. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    marc_antony.jpg Marc Antony, died 30 BC. Fouree AR Legionary Denarius

    Next: RR fouree
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  18. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter


    Too late.

    Carry on.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2021
  19. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    a good looking elephant treading on an upside-down boot - contemporary counterfeit:
    Julius Caesar elephant.jpg
    Julius Caesar, circa 49 BC, AR denarius (fourrée)
    Obv: Elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent
    Rev: CAESAR in exergue / Pontifical implements: ladle (simpulum), sprinkler (aspergillum), axe (securis), and pontiff's cap (apex).

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  20. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Claudius, AD 41-54.
    Roman provincial Æ 23.2 mm, 7.13 g, 12 h.
    Cilicia, Caesarea (formerly Mopsuestia), AD 50/1.
    Obv: ΤΙΒЄΡΙΟϹ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ; bare head of Claudius, right.
    Rev: ΚΑΙⳞΑΡΕΩΝ ΕΤΟΥⳞ Ε; veiled Tyche, seated right, on rocks and holding ears of corn; below, river god.
    Refs: RPC I 4086; SNG von Aulock 6348 (Caesarea in Cappadocia); SNG Copenhagen 177 (Caesarea in Cappadocia); SNG Schweiz II (Righetti) 1759 (Caesarea in Cappadocia); SNG Österreich (Caesarea in Cappadocia) 2759-60; RG 4744-45; BMC 21.31,4 (Anazarbus?).

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  21. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Perinthus which changed its name to Heraclea in the fourth century AD Ae 3O Septimius Severus Obv Head right laureate. Rv Athena standing facing head left Vabanov 195 var 193- 211 AD 14.11 grms 30 mm Photo by W. Hansen perinthos7.jpg Next coin Heraclea
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