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Yours is a very cool coin, @Andres2 !
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Ionia, Smyrna. Tranquillina AE22 Diassarion. Herakles
Obv: ΦOYΡI TΡANKYIΛΛEINA C, draped bust right, wearing stephane.
Rev: CMYΡNAIΩN Γ NEΩKOΡΩN, Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos, lion-skin and club.
Next: Imperial Tranquillina
Seriously? That's a five-figure coin! I don't think anyone has one.
a non imperial Tranquillina:
next: a Gordianus III provincial
Gordian III, AD 238-244.
Roman provincial Æ 27 mm, 11.3g, 12h.
Macedon, Thessalonica, AD 238-244.
Obv: AVT K M ANTΩNIOC ΓΟΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘЄCCAΛΟΝΙ-ΚЄΩΝ ΝЄΩΚΟ-ΡΩΝ, distyle temple containing Kabeiros standing facing, head left, between two urns containing palm, holding rhyton and hammer.
Refs: RPC VII.2, — (unassigned; ID 59017); Touratsoglou 145; Price & Trell 132; Varbanov 4583 var.; Moushmov 6827.
Notes: Ex-ArtCoins Roma, Asta 4, lot 303, 5 Dec 2011.
I knew it was rare but not like that.
Troas Birytis 350-300 BCE Æ 9mm1.21g Hd Kabeiros L pileos - two stars above Club within wreath SNG Cop 249 Left
Next up: another person/symbol that Christians have have changed from their original pagan meaning
Next: a better looking Eros
Next up: better looking Eros still (wonder how many layers of erotic upstaging we can get... you read that right .)
Thrace, Callatis. Julia Domna AE18. Eros
Obv: IOVLIA DOMNA CEBACTH / draped bust right.
Rev: KALLATIANWN / Eros standing r. with legs crossed, l. hand on a torch placed downwards, raising r. hand.
Next: better looking Eros again
Ob. Leg. M OPELLIOC ANTWNINOC
Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust of Diadumenian, right
Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
Rev. Leg. MARKIANO-POLEITWN
Rev. Desc. Eros standing left, resting chin on palm, leaning on (extinguished) inverted brand
Meaning (Coin) of the people of Markianopolis – A prince crowned by the gods
NEXT: still need a better looking Eros...
Just sold 37,800 GBP by Sotheby's...
Certainly not better than @Clavdivs excellent Diadumenian (which wins), but I want to keep the train running:
Next up: dolphin w/ rider
LUCANIA. PAESTUM (POSEIDONEIA).
SECOND PUNIC WAR Æ Sextans / DOLPHIN
Attribution: Crawford 4/1
Date: 218-201 BC
Obverse: Wreathed head of Poseidon right, two pellets behind
Reverse: ΠAIST, Dolphin right, two pellets above
Size: 19.97 mm
Weight: 6.82 grams
Description: Old mark across the coin almost as if it was meant to be cut for change
Ex: Marc Breitsprecher
Next: attempted cut coin
Anyway here's a similar precut? coin:
next: RR sextans
Anonymous Bronze Sextans
Obv.: Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; • • above
Rev.: ROMA - Prow of galley right; •• below
Mint: Sicilian Mint (ca. 211-208 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.78g / 17mm / 7h
Sydenham 310d var
Crawford 69/6 var
Ex. Andrew McCabe Collection
Ex. RBW Collection 2013
Acquisition: CNG Online auction E-Sale 432 #211 (part) 14-Nov-2018
Notes: Jun 6, 20 - This is a Second Punic War overstrike; this is an anonymous type.
The standard references refer to a type with corn-ear and KA symbol. The obverse shows a bent horse’s leg and is likely a bronze assigned to the mint of Carthage of similar Tanit/Horse type, but with a bent foreleg. These anonymous types probably represent a different mint location in Sicily than the corn-ear and KA types. [Andrew McCabe]
Next - another overstruck coin
I checked ACSearch again: mine is listed as an AE Semuncia - relatively same size and weight with the two dots... 5 listed like mine. Odd the 2 dots are a Semuncia instead of a Sextans.
However, I checked further on
Agreed, they listed it as a Sextans (2 Dots). I think ACSearch caused mass copying of the wrong attribution. Thanks @Andres2 ! Corrected.
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