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  1. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    iridescent toning not always easy to capture in the photo - this one even more dramatic in hand:
    ...and it's my favorite coin (for the next 1-2 hours at least) :)

    M Baebius Tampilus denarius.jpg M. Baebius Q.f. Tampilus, 137 BC, AR Denarius, Rome mint
    Obv: Helmeted head of Roma left; X (mark of value) below chin; [TAMPIL] behind
    Rev: Apollo driving quadriga right, holding bow and arrow
    Ref: Crawford 236/1

    Next: a favorite Roman Republican
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  3. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Iridescent and fits the bill for favorite Roman Republic coin:
    Next up: Macedonian helmet
  4. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1230573 (2).JPG

    next: another helmet
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  5. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Aiolis. Myrina circa 400-300 BC. Bronze Æ 10 mm., 0,69 g.
    Helmeted head of Athena right
    Amphora "MY-PI"
    SNG Cop 216-220; SNG Munich 570

    Next - Vespasian denarius
  6. Roman Collector

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  7. Harry G

    Harry G Well-Known Member

    Here's my legionary antoninianus of Carausius, LEG II reverse.

    legionary Carausius.png

    Next: Legionary coin, but not Mark Anthony
  8. DonnaML

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    Gallienus (son of Valerian I), Billon Antoninianus, 258 AD [RIC] or 260-261 AD [Sear], Mediolanum [Milan] Mint, Legionary Issue. Obv. Radiate and cuirassed bust right, GALLIENVS AVG / Rev. Bull advancing right, bellowing with head raised and mouth open, LEG VIII AVG [Augusta] VI P [Pia] VI F [Fidelis]. RIC V-1 353j [joint reign] (p. 95), RSC IV 522, Sear RCV III 10268, Göbl MIR [Moneta Imperii Romani] Band 36, No. 1009h. 18 mm., 2.49 g.*

    COMBINED Gallienus - Legionary Bull.jpg

    *A bull was the emblem of Leg. VIII Augusta, based in Strasbourg, France (then Argentoratum in Gaul) -- just as the animals or other figures shown on the reverses of the other coins of the Gallienus legionary series served as the emblems or badges of those legions. See Jones, John Melville, A Dictionary of Ancient Roman Coins (London, Seaby, 1999) at p. 166 [entry for Legio]); RIC V-1 at p. 34. See also the list of the legions and their emblems depicted in the Gallienus legionary series, at http://www258.pair.com/denarius/cgi-bin/erfind.pl?sstring=legio+milan. [Remainder of footnote omitted.]

    Next: another bull on a Roman coin, but not the Julian II bull coin.
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  9. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Next up: silly hat
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  10. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    denarius of Augustus with charging bull.

    next... a different denarius of Octavian...

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  11. octavius

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  12. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1210873 best (2).JPG

    next Ptolemy i
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  13. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    12 hrs,
    Mesembria Thrace Corinthian helmet diobol (450-350 BC)- 1.16g
    Next, non-Greek coin from around 400-300 BC.
  14. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Persia Sigloi (5).JPG
    next: coin with at least 2 countermarks
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  15. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Here are a few more Anatolian countermarks on a siglos:
    Persia Siglos cmk.jpg
    Persia, Achaemenid Empire, 5th-4th Century BC, AR Siglos, 5.16g, 16x12mm
    Obv: King with bow left
    Rev: incuse (I think it is pure coincidence that it seems to mimic the kings head)
    Notes: countermarks on both sides, ex van der Dussen collection, to me this looks like Carradice Type IVa early, but I am can't pinpoint, so I leave it at anywhere from early to late : Artaxerxes I - Darius III, c. 450 - 336 BC. The irregular incuse throws me off a bit and I'm not sure how to factor in the light weight - wear? perhaps style of dagger can help? An excellent resource on these coins at NumisWiki. A couple of listed countermarks visible from Hill, British Museum including: from the obverse #1, #67
    This one (which I've highlighted) from the reverse, doesn't seem to be listed - although it looks a little like #64:
    upload_2021-4-18_9-43-18.png and there are a couple of others that I can't associate with any of the listed ones.

    Next: another countermarked coin of any type
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2021
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  16. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Next up: another Greek counter mark
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  17. Alegandron

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

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  18. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    next: eagle on thunderbolt
  19. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    LOVE your Ptolemys @Andres2 !
    Here's my bird on an electric wire:
    Next up: another descendant of a Diadochi
  20. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Seleucus I Nicator was one of the diadochi, who had a son Antiochus I Soter, who had a son Antiochus II Theos, who had a son Seleucus II Callinicus, who had a son Antiochus III "The Great", who had a son Seleucus IV Philopater, who had a son Demetrius I Soter, who had a son Antiochus VII Sidetes who is shown on the obverse of this coin:
    Antiochus VII Selecucid.jpg
    Seleukid Kings of Syria, Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes), 138-129 BC, AR, Tetradrachm (28mm, 15.49g, 12h), Antioch on the Orontes mint
    Obv: Diademed head right
    Rev: Athena Nikephoros standing left, resting hand on shield, and propping spear on her arm; to outer left, mint monogram above A; O to inner left; all within wreath
    Note: find patina

    Next: more descendants of the diadochi
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  21. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Alexander's cousin once removed, on his mother's side... and one of my favorite Greeks. If you don't recognize the monogram it's time to buy some Macedonian shield coins:
    Next up: another Diadochi
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