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  1. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    The early Ptolemy tetradrachmas were overstruck on Alexander III tetradrachmas on the Attic standard of 17 gram, they were clipped to 15 gram = rhodian standard.

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  3. Andres2

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    next: elephant
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  4. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Chola kingdom, 'Sangam age' chola,.jpg
    Obv- Tiger
    Rev- Elephant
    Next, coin with only animals on both sides.
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  6. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    Greek city of Ephesos, Ionia
    c. 400-300 BCE
    AE13 | 1.83 grams | 13mm
    Obv: Turreted female head left
    Rev:E-Φ, bee
    Ref: BMC 68
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  8. Roman Collector

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    Gordian III, AD 238-244.
    Roman provincial Æ tetrassarion, 9.53 g, 24.2 mm, 1 h.
    Thrace, Hadrianopolis, AD 238-244.
    Obv: AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: AΔPIANOΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis standing left, holding patera and bow; stag at side.
    Refs: BMC 30; Moushmov 2685; Varbanov 3888; Jurukova 476; SNG Cop --; Lindgren --; GIC --.
    Notes: Obverse die match to Varbanov plate coin.

    Next: -opolis named after an emperor or empress.
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  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Named after an emperor's sister, so I hope it's close enough!

    Macrinus Augustus and Diadumenian Caesar, AE Pentassarion [5 Assaria], 217-218 AD, Marcianopolis Mint, Moesia Inferior (Pontianus, consular legate). Obv. Confronted heads of Macrinus, laureate, right, and Diadumenian, bareheaded, left, [AVT K OΠE]Λ CEV MAKPEINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC [bracketed portion off flan][ = Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Augustus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antoninus ] / Rev. Hermes standing facing, head left, holding purse in extended right hand and caduceus in left hand; chlamys hanging over left arm; E [mark of value for “5”] in right field, VΠ Macrinus ΠONTIANOV MAP-KIANOΠOΛEITΩN (ΩN ligate) [ = Consular Legate Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis]. AMNG I/I 740 [Pick, Behrendt, Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien, Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands Vol. I/I (Berlin, 1898) at pp. 240-241]; BMC 3 Thrace 35 [R.S. Poole, ed. A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Vol. 3, The Tauric Chersonese, Sarmatia, Dacia, Moesia, Thrace, etc. (London, 1877) at p. 32]; Hristova & Jekov [Nina Hristova & Gospodin Jekov, The Local Coinage of the Roman Empire - Moesia Inferior, I - III c. A.D., MARCIANOPOLIS (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria 2006)]; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol. I, 1192 var. (E to left) [Ivan Varbanov, Greek Imperial Coins And Their Values, Volume I: Dacia, Moesia Superior & Moesia Inferior (English Edition) (Bourgas, Bulgaria, 2005)]; Diadumenian.com /marcianopolis5.html, No. Mar5.33d. 25 mm, 12.89 g. Ex: Dr. Paul Rynearson (ca. 2003); Ex: Kirk Davis, Cat # 75, Fall 2020, Lot 62. (Coin is double die match to Lot 696, CNG Triton XII Auction, Jan. 5, 2009.)

    Macrinus & Diadumenian - Hermes photo jpg.jpg

    Next, another Provincial of Macrinus.
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  10. Shea19

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    Macrinus, Coele-Syria, Heliopolis, 217-218. BI Tetradrachm (25 mm, 12.45) Laureate head of Macrinus to right./ Rev. Eagle with spread wings standing facing, head to left and holding wreath in beak; between the eagle's legs, star above a lion walking right. Prieur 1200.

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  11. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Took me longer than I'd like to admit to come up with...
    Next up: his brother, Quintillus
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  12. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Brother of Claudius Gothicus
    Quintillus AE antoninianus Quintillus, 270 CE, AE antoninianus, 17-19 mm.
    Obverse IMP. C.M. AUR. C.L. QUINTILLUS (AUG.) - radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    Reverse : (VI)CTORIA AUG. - victory advancing right holding wreath. Ref. RIC 80 scarce

    Next: Magnus Maximus
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  13. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    12 hours

    930-1300 CE (Circa) AR Kupang.png
    Buddhist and Hindu Kingdoms of East Java
    c. 930 - 1300 AD
    AR Kupang (Underweight) | 0.45 grams
    Scyphate (cup-shaped) flan
    Obv: Sandalwood flower mistakenly doublestruck
    Rev: Nagari script ma character

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  14. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Danube Celtic imitative tetradrachm
    Next-native Celtic silver
  15. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Next up: another Celtic Roman imitation
  16. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    270-early 300s CE AE Barbarous Imitation of Claudius II.jpg
    Gaul Imitation of Roman Empire Coinage
    c. 270-early 300s AD
    AE Barbarous Imitation of Claudius II | 1.15 grams | 11x13mm
    Altar Type
    Obv: Radiate bust right
    Rev: Crude altar with marks in place of letters

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  17. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths Supporter

    All imitative NewStyles... The bottom one I detected and probably should write about it The top one has an Athena reminiscent of the latter, just pre NewStyle, old style Athens coins, the reverse being a meld of Cicada and Palm between Owl types! Bought from Mr LANZ! Middle one ARES..., the obverse is mated with THREE different NewStyle reverses, Headdress of Isis, Ares & Stag-Impossible!
    The bottom TWO share a similar looking owl and both have letter mistakes. Sold as an original official NewStyle!


    NewStyles are so fascinating...honest!

    NEXT: Thasos Imitatives
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  18. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @Ryro.......OOOh...That's Nice!!
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  19. DonnaML

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    12-hour rule.

    Next, a 3rd-century Divus coin for an emperor, like this Divus Septimius Severus struck under Caracalla, with a rather depressed-looking eagle and a short haircut for the late Emperor. (RIC IV-1 Caracalla 191C, RSC III Severus 84a, Sear RCV II 7051.)

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  20. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    How about this one to match?

    270-275 CE AE Antoninianus Claudius II CONSECRATIO Eagle Type.jpg
    Roman Empire
    Divus Claudius II
    270-275 CE
    AE Antoninianus | 2.59 grams | 17mm
    Obv: DIVO CLAVDIO, Radiate bust right
    Rev: CONSECRATIO, Eagle

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  21. Alegandron

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


    Egypt Ptolemy II 285-274 BCE AE Obol 20mm 6.7g Alex III Eagle Tbolt Plain SV 601

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