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  1. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Ae. from Capua - originally founded by Etruscans...

    next, another coin from Campania...

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  3. Alegandron

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


    Campania, Capua
    Bronze circa 216-211,
    Æ 14.5mm., 2.35g.
    Obv: Diademed and veiled bust of Hera r.; lotus-tipped sceptre over shoulder.
    Rev: KAPV in oscan character Grain ear; in r. field, tripod-like object.
    Ref: SNG France 517. SNG ANS 219. Historia Numorum Italy 500 Campania
    From the collection of EE Clain Stefanelli
    Ex: Naville Numismatics

    Next: Another coin from Capua
  4. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    SICILY, Himera (as Thermai Himerensis). Circa 200-150 BC. Æ Tetras or Quadrans (19mm, 5.41 g, 5h). Head of bearded Herakles right, wearing lion skin, with club over shoulder / Three nymphs standing facing, that on the left holding amphora. Campana 17b; BAR Issue 1; CNS 22; HGC 2, 1621. Nearly Very fine. Brown patina, roughness. Scarce.. Purchased from Savoca October 2021

    Next up: ugly but strangely appealing
  5. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    At first look it may seem kinda underwhelming, although it has some story to tell.
    Roman imitative bronze from Sri Lanka, 'Cross type'.
    The reverse was probably copied from a cross, however we see a Swastika, an auspicious symbol for the Hindu/Buddhist religions. The locals took in the Roman culture in the form of coinage, but they knew to separate the religion!
    0.82 g.
    Next, ugly coin with a history.
  6. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    This coin is ugly, but beside of being extremely rare it shows a similar rare depiction of Artemis with Callisto. The history of Callisto is interesting.

    From Wikipedia:
    In Greek mythology Callisto was a nymph, or the daughter of King Lycaon; the myth varies in such details. She was one of the followers of Artemis who attracted Zeus. According to some writers, Zeus transformed himself into the figure of Artemis to lure Callisto and seduce her. She became pregnant and when this was eventually discovered, she was expelled from Artemis's group, after which a furious Hera, the wife of Zeus, transformed her into a bear. Later, just as she was about to be killed by her son when he was hunting, she was set among the stars as Ursa Major ("the Great Bear"). She was the bear-mother of the Arcadians, through her son Arcas by Zeus.

    Arkadia. Orchomenos. Septimius Severus AD 193-211.
    Diassarion (2 Assaria) Æ
    Rev: Artemis expels Callisto: Artemis standing facing left, her head to right, holding bow with her right hand and extending her left to Callisto right, who holds a bow.

    Next: Callisto or Artemis
  7. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Next up: a different tetradrachm from Macedonia
  8. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1150356 (2).JPG next: Demetrios I Poliorketes
  9. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Happy to oblige
    Next up: Poseidon
  10. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos III Doson, 229-221 BCE
    struck 227-225 BCE, Amphipolis mint?
    AR tetradrachm, 32 mm, 17.1 gm
    Obv: wreathed head of Poseidon right
    Rev: Apollo seated left on prow left, holding bow; monogram below.
    Ref: Panagopoulou 50–3 var. (unlisted dies); EHC 436; Touratsoglou 52–3; SNG Saroglos 933; SNG Alpha Bank 1046; SNG Ashmolean 3266

    Next: another coin from the Antigonid dynasty
  11. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    Gonatas seems a logical choice.
    Antigonos Gonatas. Amphipolis 275-271 BC. 17.0 gr, 28mm. Crested helmet. Price 629A.jpg
    (sorry for posting the same coin twice on one night).

    Next: helmet
  12. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Here are some rare corn ears on a helmet instead of bushels;
    Next up: let's see a flamboyant helmet... or headdress;)
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2021
  13. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    EDITED/Deleted. I posted a flamboyant headdress but it wasn't a helmet.
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  14. Alegandron

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

    Wow! Cool! Makedonians had pixilated coins! :)
  15. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    This helmet is quite flamboyant.
    Constantine I Trier RIC VII 389P (2020_11_18 03_38_31 UTC).JPG

    NEXT: An unusual altar.
  16. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    What? Check out my totally not edited post. Cause now I'm dying to see what it was:nailbiting::dead:;)
  17. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    PONTOS, Amasia. Geta (Caesar, 198-209)
    Dated CY 208 (208/9)
    AE, 31 mm, 16.73 gm
    Obv: [Π?] CЄΠTIMI ΓЄ[TAC + illegible under bust] sandwiched between dotted borders; bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Rev: AΔ CЄV ANT AMA[illegible] / ЄT CH; Altar of Zeus Strateus, surmounted by eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak, with wings spread; tree to left.
    Reference: W. H. Waddington, Recueil général des monnaies grecques d'Asie Mineure, Volume 1, Part 1, p. 40, #96 (variant; obverse legend and style; reverse legend)

    Okay :D

    BRUTTIUM, the Brettii
    216-214 BCE
    Æ quartuncia, 13.5mm, 2.06 g
    Obv: head of Amphitrite left, wearing crab headdress
    Rev: crab; torch above, BPET-TIΩN above and below
    Ref: Pfeiler p. 33, 4a; Scheu, Bronze 51; HN Italy 1944; SNG ANS 123–4; SNG Lloyd –; McClean 1579


    Next: another wacky headdress or helmet :)
  18. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Next up: another Roman Republic without Roma on the obverse
  19. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Such a great coin, Scooby!

    Roman Republic, the Pompeians
    L. Cornelius Lentulus and C. Claudius Marcellus

    Military mint in the East (Apollonia and Asia), 49 BC
    AR denarius, 19 mm, 3.8 gm
    Obv: Triskeles, with winged head of Medusa facing at center; stalk of grain between each leg
    Rev: Jupiter standing facing, head right, holding thunderbolt in right hand and eagle on left; LE(NT) (MAR) upward to left, COS upward to right
    Ref: Crawford 445/1b; Sydenham 1029a

    Next: another Roman coin with triskeles or Medusa
  20. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    I like this denarius with Medusa.

    Moneyer: L. Cossutius C.f. Sabula
    Obv.: SABVLA - Head of Medusa left, winged and entwined with serpents
    Rev.: L. COSSVTI. C.F / XXXVI - Bellerophon, hurling spear, on Pegasus
    Mint: Rome (74 BC)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 3.88g / 18mm / 6h
    • RSC 1 (Cossutia)
    • Sydenham 790
    • Crawford 395/1
    Acquisition: Tinia Numismatica Online Auction Asta Cesare #332 7-Apr-2018


    Next - Pegasus on a Roman coin.
  21. jdmKY

    jdmKY Well-Known Member

    Julius Caesar
    A. Allienus
    47 BC

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    @akeady was too fast!!!
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