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  1. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    2 uncleaned coins of Gallienus. First one presumably is of Jove. Second one has the obverse completely worn off, encrusted, so I only show the reverse. DIANAE CONS AVG, stag walking right. Just enough in both cases to be able to identify the coins.




    Next: Another antoninianus that can be identified only through some investigative work.
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  3. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    claudius monoface.jpg
    This one was a difficult one! After I concluded that the rev. legend could not be other than SALVS AVG, I had to investigate to find which antoniniani had Salus represented as Isis holding sistrum and basket. Only one emission : Claudius II Gothicus, Antioch, 3rd emission (RIC 1059 (temp.) ).

    Next : ISIS ! (not the terrorist gang, the goddess).
  4. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  5. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's a Felicitas sestertius from a recent JAZ auction here on CoinTalk.

    Julia Mamaea Sestertius
    Obv.: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA - Bust of Julia Mamaea, diademed, draped, right
    Rev.: FELICITAS AVG / S - C - Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding long caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand
    Mint: Rome (228 AD)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 19.01g / 31mm / 0h
    • RIC 670 (Severus Alexander)
    • Ex. Sulla80 Collection
    Acquisition: Jaz Numismatics Online auction Auction 190 #9 29-Oct-2021

    Next - caduceus
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2021
  6. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    19 mm., 2,90 g.
    RIC III Antoninus Pius 136; RSC 344; BMC 530
    Date Range: AD 145 - AD 161
    Obverse Legend: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P; Type: Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right
    Reverse Legend: COS IIII; Type: Clasped hands holding caduceus between two corn-ear

    Next - another coin with the reverse having the same main motif
  7. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    AV Aureus ND Ticinum Mint
    Constantius I Chlorus 305/6AD
    Felicitas holding cadu 1b73ea4b2eb5f42c745082cbce04fe24.jpg 326f6a205c72799842e6db477f9dbb01.jpg ceus
    Next up: Another coin fom Constantius I Chlorus
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I got this one for a song. It has an interesting reverse and was minted in a place where I have few coins from:
    Constantius I, Follis, SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART, Γ.png
    Constantius I
    AE Follis
    298-299 AD
    Obverse: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right (large head type)
    Reverse: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART, Carthago standing facing, head left, in long robe, holding fruits in both hands
    Mintmark Γ

    Next: Another Roman coin minted in Carthage.
  9. Darius590

    Darius590 Active Member

  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I'm not super familiar with Sassanian history but I didn't think they ever ruled Carthage?
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  11. Darius590

    Darius590 Active Member

    Varhran V AD 420-438, drachm, 4.16 g
  12. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Fun coin but please read the rules before randomly posting a coin. This is a game not a free for all.
    Spain, Carthago Nova Æ Unit. Roman Occupation, after 209 BC. Bare-head left (Scipio Africanus?) / Horse standing right; palm tree behind. CNH Class XI, 282; SNG BM Spain 127-128. 10.98g, 22mm, 12h.
    Good Very Fine. Excellent for issue. Rare.
    Bertolami Jan 2021

    Next up: any RR
  13. Darius590

    Darius590 Active Member

    Don't know how my post got into yours. Apologies
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  14. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    They ruled as far West as Syria/ East into Bactria/ N. India
  15. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  16. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    All good. Just was making sure I didn't miss a piece of history. Welcome aboard :)
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  17. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Antoninus Pius, AE25, Flaviopolis, Cilicia.png
    Antoninus Pius
    Flaviopolis, Cilicia
    Dated local year 83 = AD 155-156
    Obverse: AVT KAITI AIΛ AΔΡ-ANTΩNEIN-OC-CEB, laureate, draped bust right
    Obverse: ΦΛAOYIOΠOΛEI-TΩN ETO ΓΠ, confronted, draped busts of the Dioskuri, each wearing a pileus surmounted by a star
    ex: @Ryro

    Next: Another Dioskuri
  18. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius
    Regnal year 8, CE 144/5
    AE drachm, 33 mm, 23.2 gm
    Obv: [legend]; laureate draped bust right
    Rev: Serapis, wearing modius, standing facing; flanked by the Dioscuri who are also standing facing, heads turned towards Serapis, and each holding a flagellum ; [L] H in exergue
    Ref: Dattari 2864 (RY2); Dattari-Savio plate 148 coins 2864 and 8724; Emmett 1670.8; Not listed in Milne.
    ex Stevex6 Collection

    Next: Serapis with another deity or personification
  19. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Well, Cerberus is immortal, so he's got to be a kind of deity or personification, right? Not to mention that Hadrian himself was eventually deified, as unpopular as that may have been with the Senate.

    Hadrian-Serapis, Alexandria Year 18 - jpg version.jpg

    Next: dog. Any number of heads will do.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2021
  20. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    my only dog coin:

    Dog Wolf Phrygia.jpg

    next: Aphrodite
  21. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Mighty Aphrodite!

    Faustina I, AD 138-140.
    Roman provincial Æ 20.6 mm, 4.46 g, 6 h.
    Lydia, Sardis, AD 138-140.
    Obv: ΦΑVϹΤΙΝΑ ϹΕΒΑϹΗ, bare-headed and draped bust of Faustina I, right.
    Rev: ϹΑΡΔ-Ι-ΑΝΩΝ, Aphrodite standing left, holding apple and scepter.
    Refs: RPC IV.2, 1427 (temporary); BMC 22.258, 140; SNG von Aulock 3153; SNG France 1240.

    Next: Sardis.
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