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  1. DonnaML

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    Roman Republic, C. Fonteius, AR Denarius, 114-113 BCE. Obv. Laureate, Janiform head of the Dioscuri, control mark N under left chin [mark of value * (= 16) under right chin is worn off], one dot beneath head / Rev. Galley left with three rowers, gubernator (pilot) at stern, rudder beneath stern, apotropaic eye on side, three-pronged ram with wolf’s head above extending from prow, banners/streamers extending from stern, C • FONT above (N and T in monogram), ROMA below. Crawford 290/1, RSC I Fonteia 1 (ill.), Sear RCV I 167 (ill.), Sydenham 555. 20 mm., 3.90 g. Ex: Auctiones GmbH, eAuction 67, Lot 55, 15 March 2020; Ex: CNG Auction May 2012, Lot 293; Ex: Bruce R. Brace Collection. [Footnote omitted.]

    Fonteius (Dioscuri-Galley) jpg version.jpg

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  3. Clavdivs

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    Well a RR denarius featuring the good old standard quadriga seems proper here:


    NEXT: A Roman Republican denarius featuring less than four horses...
  4. Roman Collector

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    This one of L. Roscius Fabatus fits the bill!

    L Roscius Fabatus Juno Sospita denarius MB.jpg

    Next: serrate.

    Doh! Too late! -- Less than four horses.
  5. Roman Collector

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    L. Mussidius Longus, Moneyer 42 BC.
    Roman Republican AR denarius, 3.48 gm, 16.4 mm, 4 h.
    Rome, 42 BC.
    Obv: Bust of Marc Antony's 3rd wife, Fulvia, as Victory right, draped.
    Rev: L·MVSSIDIVS LONGVS, Victory in biga right, holding reins in both hands.
    Refs: RRC 494/40; BMCRR 4229; RCV 1517; Sydenham 1095; RSC Mussidia 4; Banti Mussidia 613.

    Next: Biga.
  6. Clavdivs

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    Sicily, Menaion. Circa 2nd Century BC. AE 18mm 4.3g, Pentonkion. Laureate & draped bust of Zeus-Serapis right / MENA-INΩN, Nike driving galloping biga right. Pi below

    NEXT: a coin featuring a single horse
  7. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Next up: coin with one beautiful and one nasty side
  8. Clavdivs

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    Titus AE As. AD 80. IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, laureate head left / PAX AVGVST S-C, Pax standing left, holding branch and caduceus.

    NEXT: Coin featuring a beautiful reverse and a nasty obverse...
  9. DonnaML

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    You are all out of order! My request came before Claudius's first one with the quadriga, so every one of the five following his is off-topic. See above. This isn't the first time he's proceeded in this thread as if my posts don't exist. I won't speculate as to the reason, but it gets annoying.
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  10. Clavdivs

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    Mistakes happen.. perhaps just add yours next so we can get back on track? Quick fix... seems like a minor thing to be so annoyed about.

    Next: another Roman silver denarius (Republican or Imperial) showing a galley.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2021
  11. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Dazzling denarius @DonnaML :artist::wideyed::cigar:
    Next up: beautiful but well used
  12. Clavdivs

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    Next: beautiful but well used sestertius
  13. DonnaML

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    Thanks for fixing. I wasn't annoyed the first couple of times it happened -- after three times, I started to wonder if it's something personal!
  14. Alegandron

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

    Hey, Tanit is not NASTY! She LOVED children! :)
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  15. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    I like Lucilla's young portrait. However, the coin is well used and quite worn. :(

    Lucilla. Æ Sestertius. Rome, AD 161-169.
    25.78g, 33mm, 12h
    Obv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONIN[I AVG F], draped bust right
    Rev: HILAR[ITAS], Hilaritas standing left holding long palm and cornucopiae.
    RIC III 1742v (Aurelius).

    Next: Another Lucilla Sestertius.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2021
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  16. Orielensis

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    Rom – Lucilla, Sesterz, Juno.png
    Lucilla, Roman Empire, sestertius, 164–169 AD, Rome mint. Obv: LVCILLA AVGUSTA, bust of Lucilla, draped, r. Rev: [IVNO REGINAE], Iuno standing l. with patera and sceptre, peacock at feet l.; in fields, S-C. 30.5mm, 25.87g. Ref: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1751. Ex X6 collection.

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  17. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    LVCILLA AVGVSTA, bust of Lucilla, bare-headed, hair waved and fastened in a bun on back of head, draped, right / VENVS VICTRIX, Venus, draped with right breast bare, standing left, holding Victory in extended right hand and resting left hand on shield set on ground

    RIC III Marcus Aurelius 786

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  18. Roman Collector

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    Plautilla, AD 202-205.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.25 g, 19.6 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 204.
    Obv: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust of Plautilla, right.
    Rev: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding apple in extended right hand and palm in left hand, resting left elbow on shield; at feet, left, Cupid.
    Refs: RIC 369; BMCRE 429; RSC 25b; RCV 7074; CRE 437.

    Next: Venus with Cupid or Aphrodite with Eros.
  19. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    next: RR Venus denarius
  20. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    P. Licinius Crassus M.f. (55 BC). AR Denarius. (19mm, 3.38g). Rome mint.
    Obverse: Laureate, diademed, and draped bust of Venus right, wearing cruciform earring and necklace of pendants; S • C downwards to left; Banker's marks.
    Reverse: P • CRASSVS M • F; Soldier standing facing, holding spear in left hand, and with right hand leading horse by bridle left; at his feet, trophy to left, shield to right; Banker's marks.

    NEXT: Another Roman Republican denarius minted in 55 BC.
  21. DonnaML

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    I actually have three minted in that year -- the others were issued by Publius Fonteius P.f. Capito and Aulus Plautius -- but haven't posted this one in a while:

    Roman Republic, Cn. Plancius, AR Denarius, 55 BCE, Rome mint. Obv. Female head (Macedonia [RCV, Crawford, & RRM II] or Diana Planciana [BMCRR & RSC]) right, wearing causia, CN. PLANCIVS before, AED. CVR. S. C. behind/ Rev. Cretan goat standing right, bow and quiver to left. RSC I Plancia 1, Crawford 432/1, Sydenham 933, Sear RCV I 396 (ill.), Harlan, RRM II Ch. 17 at pp. 141-144, BMCRR Rome 3920. 18 mm, 3.82 gm, 5h. SB Binder 8 RRC 432/1 (96-0, 97-0, 100, 101). Purchased from Eukratides Ancient Numismatics [Bradley J. Bowlin], Feb. 18, 2020. Ex. Davis & Clark, Paris, France, Jan. 27, 1975 (with “Certificat de Garantie” from Dr. Cahn, agreed expert, Basel.)

    USE Cn. Plancius - Cretan goat - jpg version.jpg

    Next: another RR coin showing a goat. (It doesn't have to be from Crete.)
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