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  1. Alegandron

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

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  3. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member


    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.
    241-244 AD.

    Next: Imperial Tranquillina
  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Seriously? That's a five-figure coin! I don't think anyone has one.
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  5. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    12 hour rule
    a non imperial Tranquillina:

    tranquillina wife of Gordian III small b (2).jpg

    next: a Gordianus III provincial
  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I do like Gordy provincials. I haven't shown this one in a while.

    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.

    Next: Kabeiros.
  7. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    I knew it was rare but not like that. :bag:
  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

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  9. Alegandron

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


    Troas Birytis 350-300 BCE Æ 9mm1.21g Hd Kabeiros L pileos - two stars above Club within wreath SNG Cop 249 Left

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  10. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Next up: another person/symbol that Christians have have changed from their original pagan meaning
  11. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Does this count? Eros was the god love and sex. The Christians took the winged child symbolism and turned it into the little cherub angel which has absolutely nothing to do with erotic love and sex.
    Geta RecGen 507 Nicaea.JPG

    Next: a better looking Eros
  12. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Next up: better looking Eros still (wonder how many layers of erotic upstaging we can get... you read that right ;).)
  13. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    callatis~0A.jpg 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.
    Varbanov 303.

    Next: better looking Eros again
  14. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Ob. Desc. Bare headed and draped bust of Diadumenian, right
    Meaning Marcus Opellius Antonius
    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...
  15. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Just sold 37,800 GBP by Sotheby's...

  16. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Here's a fun eros head gifted to me for Saturnalia from Saturnalia King @bcuda!

    Certainly not better than @Clavdivs excellent Diadumenian (which wins), but I want to keep the train running:

    Next up: dolphin w/ rider
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  17. Andres2

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  18. Alegandron

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

    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
    Last edited: May 2, 2021
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  19. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Dont think thats a semuncia but a sextans Alegandron

    Anyway here's a similar precut? coin:


    next: RR sextans
  20. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's a sextans overstruck on a Carthaginian coin.

    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
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  21. Alegandron

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

    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.
    Last edited: May 2, 2021
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