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  1. IanG

    IanG Well-Known Member

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    Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochos I Soter.

    Smyrna or Sardes mint, 281-261 BC.

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  3. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    normal_antio.jpg Antiochos I AE 15.
    Obv: Head of Antiochus r.
    Rev: Apollo seated left on omphalos, monogram in outer left field.

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  4. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Snake Asclepious Mysia Pergamon.jpg

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  5. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member


    Mysia, Pergamon. Alliance with Ephesos. AE34 of Commodus
    Obv: laureate-headed bust of Commodus (short beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r.
    Rev: to l., Asclepius standing, facing, (head, r.), holding serpent-staff; to r., cult statue of Artemis of Ephesus standing, facing, wearing kalathos, having supports.
    34mm and 20.8g.
    Howgego 70, Caracalla laureate, and reported on 114 coins from Pergamum.
    Howgego 811 meaning revalued to 6 assarii, and reported on
    32 coins from Ephesus.

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  6. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Ionia. Ephesos circa 500-420 BC.
    Diobol AR 11 mm., 0,92 g
    Karwiese Series VI, 2A; SNG Kayhan 124

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  7. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Lycia, Mithrapata.png
    AR Diobol
    OBV: Facing lion's scalp
    REV: Triskeles, Lycian script around; all within incuse square (possible arrow in field)
    Struck at Lycia, 425 BC - 360 BC
    1.25g; 14mm
    Müseler VI, 86-90 var. (legend)

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  9. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's a denarius with an ass's head on the obverse.

    Moneyer: M. Junius Silanus
    Obv.: X - Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, ass's head
    Rev.: M. IVNI - The Dioscuri galloping right
    Exergue: ROMA
    Mint: Rome (145 BC)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 4.06g / 18mm / -
    • RSC 8 (Junia)
    • Crawford 220/1
    Acquisition: Artemide Aste Online auction Artemide XLIX #78 28-Apr-2018

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  10. Broucheion

    Broucheion Well-Known Member

    Hi All,


    Reference: Fabia-5; Sydenham-478; Crawford-265/1.; Sear-141; Kestner 2386; BMCRR Rome 1157.

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    - Broucheion
  11. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Almoravids Ali ibn Yusuf with heir Sir.jpg
    Almoravids of North Africa and Spain, Ali ibn Yusuf with heir Sir, AR Quirate, 522-533 AH, 1128-1139 AD, 0.95g

    Quirate derives from the Greek kerátion, "algarrobo", since its weight equals that of the seed of this tree (carob tree). The word carat (as in 1 carat diamond) comes from the same Greek root.

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    Last edited: Jun 19, 2021
  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Does Carthage count as North Africa?

    MAXIMIANUS 12.jpg
    AE Antoninianus
    OBVERSE: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right
    REVERSE: FELIX ADVENT AVGG N N, Africa standing facing, looking left, wearing elephant-skin headdress, holding standard and elephant's tusk, lion with captured bull at feet, H in right field, mintmark PKB
    Struck at Carthage. AD 298
    9.1g, 28mm
    RIC VI 25b

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  13. Clavdivs

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    Galerius, Follis of Carthage. AD 299-303. 29mm
    Obv: IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
    Rev: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART, Carthago standing front,
    wearing elephant headdress, looking left, holding fruit in both hands.

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  14. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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  15. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

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    Khwarazmian Dynasty of Persia/Central Asia
    Issued under 'Ala-ud-din (on Wikipedia as Muhammad II)
    1200-1220 AD
    AE Jital | 2.66 grams | 17mm wide
    Kurzuwan Mint
    Ref: Tye#246
    Ex. Sakai Toshiaki of Yamagata, ex. Robert Tye

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  16. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    I bought this coin because of its old provenance - it was in the Duke Of Northumberland Collection, catalogued by Admiral Smyth in 1856.

    Moneyer: Pinarius Natta
    Obv.: X - Helmeted head of Roma right
    Rev.: NATTA - Victory in biga right
    Exergue: ROMA
    Mint: Rome (149 BC)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 3.40g / 18mm / 9h
    • RSC 1 (Pinaria)
    • Sydenham 390
    • Crawford 208/1
    • Smyth p. 167 #45 (this coin)
    • Ex. Noble Sale 107A, lot 3573
    • Ex. Colin Pitchfork Collection
    • Ex. Sotheby's 4-Nov-1982, lot 232
    • Ex. Duke of Northumberland Collection
    Acquisition/Sale: Del Parker NYINC Bourse 11-Jan-2019

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  17. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: CAESAR Head of Mars left in crested helmet
    REVERSE: Venus Genettris with scepter, in biga drawn by two Cupids left, lyre in field, contolmark above, L IVLI L F in ex.
    Struck at Rome, 103BC
    3.85g, 17mm
    Cr320/1, Syd 593a.

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  18. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Here's another biga drawn by cute little cupids:

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    L. Julius L.f. Caesar, 103 BC, AR Denarius, Rome mint
    Obv: CAESAR, Helmeted head of Mars left; retrograde B• above
    Rev: L·IVLI·L·F, Venus Genetrix driving biga of Cupids left, holding scepter and reins; retrograde B• above, lyre below
    Ref: Crawford 320/1

    Next: Eros or Cupid by any name
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2021
  19. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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  20. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    The control mark on your example would have to be a backward B (which I doubt) or a retrograde R. I think!
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  21. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Hi @Bing, I think it is a backward B - Crawford describes the options as: "The control marks are the letters of the Latin alphabet as far as S, normally disposed or reversed, alone or accompanied by one or two dots". Here's an R example.
    next (the same): Dioscuri denarius
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