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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Nerva, AD 96-98.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.18 g, 17.5 mm, 7 h.
    Rome, AD 96, shortly after 18 September.
    Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P, laureate head, right.
    Rev: FORTVNA AVGVST, Fortuna, draped, standing left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left hand.
    Refs: RIC 4; BMCRE 10-11; RSC/Cohen 59; RCV --; CBN --.

    Next: Fortuna/Tyche
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  3. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    Bad coin, but a Tyche straight out of a Hieronymus Bosch's painting: 1571368_1607291668.jpg I.png

    Next: a mural or other (extravagant) crown.
  4. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Next up: crazy eyes
  5. robinjojo

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    Caracalla, bulging eyes and all, certainly looks somewhat unhinged.

    D-Camera Caracalla, AR tetradrachm, Emesa, Seleucis and Pireia, 215-17 AD, 11.30 g,. 10-8-20.jpg

    Next: Another Caracalla tetradrachm with "character".
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  6. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Edit: I'm way too late! I guess I forgot to refresh before checking for intervening posts. Proceed as before.

    Grouchy indeed!

    Galba Denarius RIC I 167 jpg.jpg

    NEW Nerva clasped hands denarius.jpg

    Next: another grumpy face, but not Galba or Nerva.
  7. Shea19

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

    Another Caracalla tetradrachm with ‘character’ ”

    Caracalla, Phoenicia (Tyre), Tetradrachm (27mm, 15.23 g). Struck AD 213-215. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing facing on club right, head and tail left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; murex shell between legs. Prieur 1550.
    From the Michel Prieur Collection.

    Next: Roman provincial tetradrachm with left-facing portrait
  8. Broucheion

    Broucheion Well-Known Member

    Hi All,


    Next: Roman provincial tetradrachm with female left-facing bust.

    - Broucheion
  9. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    From Roma E-Sale 78

    Otacilia Severa (wife of Philip I) BI Tetradrachm of Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria. AD 244-249. MAP ΩTAKIΛ CЄOYHPAN CЄB, diademed and draped bust to left, set on crescent / ΔΗΜΑΡX ЄΞΟΥCΙΑC, eagle standing facing on palm frond, head to left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; SC in exergue. RPC VIII Online Unassigned ID 29082; Prieur 327; McAlee 1087. 12.97g, 26mm, 6h.


    Next: A tetradrachm of Vespasian or Titus.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2021
  10. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Obv.: AVTOK TITOV KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEBA, laureate head right
    Rev.: [NIΛOΣ], bust of Nilus with lotus flower, LΓ=year 3 (80/81).
    Billon, 13.36g, 21x23.7mm
    Ref.: Geißen 324 var., Dattari 425

    Next: Tetradrachm from Alexandria
  11. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  12. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper



    Next:A Probus with Sol Quadriga on reverse
  13. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1130616 (2).JPG

    next: Quadriga
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  14. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    M Aemilius Scarus & Pub Plautius Hypsaeus Denarius. 58 BC.
    Obv: M SCAVR AED CVR EX S C, Nabatean king Aretas kneeling before camel, REX ARETAS beneath camel.
    Rev: P HVPSAEVS AED CVR CAPTV C HVPSAE COS PREIVER, Jupiter in quadriga right; scorpion to left.

    Next: Scorpion or insect.
  15. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    ephesos drachm, bee, stag.jpg

    Next: a stag, but not from Ephesos.
  16. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Amyntas Galatia.jpg
    Kings of Galatia, Amyntas, 37-25 BC
    Obv: Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder; [AY monogram before]
    Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AMYNTOY, stag standing right

    Next: more from the Cervidae family (hoofed ruminant mammals i.e. deer, moose, etc.)
  17. Roman Collector

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    Husband and wife doe pair:

    [​IMG] Gallienus, AD 253-268.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 4.63 g, 21.4 mm, 7 h.
    Rome, officina 5, AD 267-268.
    Obv: IMP GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.
    Rev: DIANAE CONS AVG, doe standing right, head turned left over shoulder. Є in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 176K; Göbl 728z; Cohen 155; RCV 10199; La Venera 87e.

    Cornelia Salonina, AD 253-268
    Roman AE antoninianus, 2.84 g, 22.8 mm
    Rome mint, officina 4, AD 267-268
    Obv: COR SALONINA AVG, diademed and draped bust right on crescent
    Rev: IVNONI CONS AVG, doe* walking left; Δ in exergue
    Refs: RIC 16; Göbl 725x; Cohen 70; RCV 10643; Hunter 21; Cunetio 1418.

    *This particular coin depict a very doe-like animal, but with a goatee. Many other examples of this coin depict a more goat-like animal and a few even depict what appears to be a bearded elk.

    Next: Gallienus from the Rome mint with officina mark.
  18. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    12 hour rule

    P1160927b (2).jpg

    next: Laetitia
  19. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    260-280 CE (Circa) Barbaric Antoninianus Radiate Gaul 'Radiate Bust' 'Laetitia'.jpg
    Barbaric Imitation of Roman Empire
    Gaul Region
    c. 260 to 280 AD
    AE Antoninianus Radiate | 2.73 grams | 16mm wide
    Obv: Radiate bust right, nonsense script surrounding
    Rev: Crude Laetitia standing forward holding objects

    Next: Crude imitation from the prototype
  20. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Tetricus lot of 4 a (2).JPG

    next: Barbaric issue
  21. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    12hour rule.

    Killing griffins is just wrong!
    Uncertain Cilicia, hemiobol. Persian king fighting griffin..png
    Some descriptions say the animal on the obverse is a winged lion and not a griffin. It's still wrong.

    Next: a griffin (or winged lion) or a facing lion.
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