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  1. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Constantine II, AE follis, Heraclea. AD 329-330. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate, eight layers, two turrets, star above, no door. Star in left field. Mintmark SMHA RIC VII Heraclea 107

    Next - Alexandria, Egypt tetradrachm (waiting for my new Hadrian to arrive :D )
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  3. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Nero tetradrachm with Alexandria wearing elephant skin.
    Nero tet.jpg
    Next, his successor.
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  4. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Galba As Ceres.jpg

    next: Otho bronze
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  5. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    That is not an easy request - will be interesting to see if anything turns up - I think that even the most common (Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, AE of Otho) is relatively rare....
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  6. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    12 Hour rule!

    Hadrian (AD 117-138)
    AR Denarius
    Hadrian denarius egypt.jpg
    Date: AD 132.
    Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head right.
    Rev: AEGYPTOS, Egypt reclining left, holding sistrum, stork before.
    Diameter: 18.1mm
    Weight: 3.52 grams
    Mint: Rome
    RIC III 297

    Ex Apollo Numismatics; Fritz Rudolf Kunker Auction 295 (25 September 2017), lot 827; Sternberg Auction III (1974), lot 83.

    Next: another travel series (not the same reverse)
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  7. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    12 hours

    1078-1086 CE AE Cash Emperor Shenzong H#16.235.png
    Northern Song Dynasty of China
    Emperor Shenzong | 1078-1086 AD
    AE Cash | 4.25 grams | 26mm
    Obv: Yuan Feng Tong Bao in running script
    Rev: Plain
    Ref: Hartill#16.235

    Next: Another green coin
  8. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Dacia Capta, Trajan Dupondius.
    Next, emperor showing off his chest!
  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Wow; we're getting some tough asks lately!
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  10. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    I actually didn't think it would be that tough. I've seen quite a few travel denarii on this forum, and there are many reverses other than the Aegyptos personification. The same goes for the Otho AE from the post before, as I recall seeing a few Otho AEs from Antioch on this forum. I suppose it depends on who's active at the moment.
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  11. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Trajan Ar Denarius 116-117 AD Obv. Heroic bust right set on globe laureate aegis on far shoulder Rv. Felicitas standing left RIC 333 var Woytek 570tt+ 3.20grms 18 mm Photo by W. Hansen trajand50.jpg Next coin globe
  12. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    perga.jpg Pamphylia, Perga. Philip II AE23 Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΙΟΥ ϹƐΟΥ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟϹ Ϲ(Ɛ); laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II, r., seen from rear; below, globe.
    Rev: ΠƐΡΓΑΙΩΝ; chest holding three purses.

    Next: Recent provincial acquisition.
  13. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    017 Domitian.jpg
    Domitian Æ 22mm of Philippopolis, Thrace.
    AD 88-89. 6.63g, 22mm.
    Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG G[], radiate head to right
    Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Mars, standing to left.
    RPC II 353; Varbanov 618.

    Next: Provincial with a Roman Empress
  14. Broucheion

    Broucheion Well-Known Member


    Does 'empress' mean a female ruler (eg Zenobia) or the wife of a male ruler (eg Faustina) or either? I don't plan to post either way.

    - Broucheion
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  15. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Either, or even an emperor's mother, grandmother, or daughter, as long as they held the title of Augusta.

    Faustina II:

    Faustina II, AD 147-175.
    Roman provincial Æ 22.7 mm, 6.54 g, 7 h.
    Thrace, Hadrianopolis, AD 161-176.
    Obv: ·I·AVCTEINA CEBACTH, pearl-diademed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Hygieia, feeding serpent from patera, and Asklepios, leaning on serpent-entwined staff, standing facing one-another.
    Refs: RPC IV (temp) 10453; SNG Cop 560; Jurukova 84-87; Varbanov 3219; Moushmov 2521; Mionnet suppl. 2, 636.

    Next: Asklepios or Hygieia.
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  16. Andres2

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  17. Alegandron

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

    RI Clodius Albinus 193-197 CE AR Denarius ROMAE AETERNAE Roma seated

  18. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Aurelian 10.jpg
    Pre-reform Antoninianus (AE20)
    OBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; radiate, cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE; Emperor togate stg. r., receiving Victory from Roma std. l. on shield holding a long sceptre (or a spear) in l. hand, EXE: Q
    Struck at 4th officina, Milan mint, autumn 271 – autumn 272AD
    3.80g, 20mm
    RIC V-1 142
    EX. Marc Walter, Vienna, Austria

    Next: Emperor togate
  19. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    next: Sestertius shaking hands
  20. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    A spectacular Aurelian! A man so deserving of beautiful coins, yet is so hard to find one like this beauty. He is one of my favorite of all Augusti.
    *Edit: Is still handshake. I missed the sestertius part
  21. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Well, here's a sestertius with some handshaking going on.

    Orbiana, wife of Severus Alexander, Augusta AD 225-227.
    Roman orichalcum sestertius, 20.02 g, 28.6 mm, 12 h.
    Rome, special marriage issue, AD 225.
    Obv: SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM S C, Severus Alexander, togate, standing right, holding scroll in left hand and clasping right hands with Orbiana, veiled and draped, standing left.
    Refs: RIC 657; BMCRE 301; Cohen 6; RCV 8194; Banti 3.

    Next: Wife of a late Severan emperor.
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