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  1. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    12 h - letters are sometimes more appreciated than flowers

    Auguste as.jpg
    Augustus, AE as
    Obv.: CAESAR AV[G. PONT. MAX. T]RIBVNIC. POTEST., bare head right.
    Rev.: L. SVRDINVS [III VIR] A.A.A.F.F. around large SC.

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  3. Andres2

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  4. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Livia (+ AD 29), Dupondius - Rome mint, AD 22-23 under the reign of Tiberius
    SALVS AVGVSTA, draped bust of Salus (Livia) right
    13.90 g, 27 mm,.
    Ref : RCV # 1740 (450), Cohen # 5 (6), RIC I, 47.
    Ex Auctiones.GmbH

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  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Agrippina I, wife of Germanicus, 14 BC - AD 33
    Roman AE Sestertius 27.92 gm, 34.8 mm, 7 h
    Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, 42-54 AD
    Obv: AGRIPPINA M F GERMANICI CAESARIS, bare-headed and draped bust right.
    Refs: RIC I 102 (Claudius); BMCRE 219 (Claudius); Cohen 3.

    Next: Compass dot visible.
  6. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Compass dot and a weak second dot, as discussed in yout link.

    Gordianus III with Tranquillina
    Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis
    AD 238-244
    Obv.: AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ CE TPANKIΛΛEINA, Confronted draped busts of Gordian III and Tranquillina.
    Rev.: YΠ TEPTYΛΛIANOY MAPKIANOΠIΛITΩN, Temple with cult statue of Tyche; E in left field.
    AE, 11.75g, 26.6mm
    Ref.: Varbanov 2059

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  7. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Trebonianus Gallus, AE 8 Assaria - SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch.
    AYTOK K G OYIB TPEB GALLOC CEB, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right /
    ANTIOXEWN MHTPO KOLWN, Tyche seated facing within tetrastyle temple; below, river god Orontes swimming left; above temple, ram advancing right, head left; Delta and Epsilon across field. SC at exergue
    21.08 g, (30mm, 6h)
    Ref : Sear # 4350, McAlee 1181; SNG Copenhagen 292 (same rev. die).

    Next : 8 assaria

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  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    PAMPHYLIA. Side. Caracalla, 198-217. Pentassarion or 8 Assaria (?) (Bronze, 30 mm, 17.51 g, 1 h). AY K M AY CEY ANTΩNЄINOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right; above, star; on cheek, countermark: Є within circular incuse. Rev. CIΔH/TΩΝ The river-god Melas reclining left, holding pomegranate tree in his right hand and leaning left on urn from which water flows. SNG Paris -. SNG PFPS 699. SNG von Aulock -. For countermark, Howgego 803. Very rare. Areas of weakness, otherwise, about very fine. ex-Leu August, 2021


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  9. Archeocultura

    Archeocultura Well-Known Member

    Tiber on an as rather than the commoner sestertius (RIC 706b)
    Nikopolis in Moesia local river god on Gordian III III Antoninus Pius 0706b Tiberis as 7-0323.jpg 8 nr 154 Gordianus Moesia Nikopolis tetrassarion.jpg
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  10. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

  11. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    No next? Then it's still river-god. What about the Nile?

    Alexandrie Antonin.jpg
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  12. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    here's a less common one
    Antoninus Pius Tyche Tet.jpg
    Egypt, Alexandria, Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161, BI Tetradrachm, dated RY 17 (AD 153/4)
    Obv: ANTωNIN-O-C CЄB ЄVCЄB, laureate and draped bust right
    Rev: Tyche reclining left on lectisternium, holding rudder with her right hand and propping her head with left hand; L IZ (date) above
    Ref: Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 2391; Emmett 1437.17

    Some entertaining Latin vocabulary with this coin: The lectisternium is a propitiatory ceremony, making the god or goddess comfortable with a meal offered to them - usually on a table next to the couch. The lectum (bed or couch) is draped (sternere). A cushion (pulvinus) is why the lectum is often called a pulvinar.

    another coin that comes with a vocabulary word (or words)
  13. Spaniard

    Spaniard Supporter! Supporter

    Phrygia, Eumeneia (near Civril, Turkey). Domitia, 81-96 AD. Bronze AE 15mm (2.47 gm).
    Obv.: ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, Draped bust right. Hair rolled in front and in que behind,
    Rev.: ΚΛ• ΤEΡEΝΤΥΛΛΑ ΑΡΧΙE /EΥΜE-ΝE-ΩΝ, Kybele enthroned to left, Patera in extended right hand, resting left forearm and hand on Tympanum (drum) at near side
    RPC II 1388. Rare. gVF.

    Tympanum...In Greece and Rome, the tympanon (τύμπανον) or tympanum, was a type of frame drum or tambourine. It was circular, shallow, and beaten with the palm of the hand or a stick.......Cybele holding a tympanum in her left hand..

    Next....Another musical instrument.

    Last edited: Jan 28, 2022
  14. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Trajan AR Drachm, AD 98/99, Koinon of Lycia. Obv. Laureate head of Trajan right, ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ ΓƐΡΜ / Rev. Two lyres with owl perched on top of them, standing to right, ΔΗΜ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ • Β [COS II]. RPC [Roman Provincial Coinage] Vol. III 2676 (2015); RPC III Online 2676 at https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/2676; SNG von Aulock 4268 [Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Deutschland, Sammlung Hans Von Aulock, Vol. 2: Caria, Lydia, Phrygia, Lycia, Pamphylia (Berlin, 1962)]; BMC 19 Lycia 9-11 at p. 39 (ill. Pl. IX No. 11) [Hill, G.F., A Catalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum, Lycia, Pamphylia, and Pisidia (London, 1897)]. Purchased Jan. 6, 2022 at Roma Numismatics E-Sale 93, Lot 717. 18 mm., 2.87 g., 6 h.

    Trajan Lycia Drachm (Roma).jpg

    Next, more musical instrument(s).
  15. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Imperial As of Nero depicting him fiddling away while Rome is burning. (or at least he's just playing his lyre).

    next, more music,,,

  16. Spaniard

    Spaniard Supporter! Supporter

    @octavius .....Nice coin!

    Hercules playing the clarinet...
    gordian III.jpg

    Just joking....
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  17. Edessa

    Edessa Well-Known Member

    ROMAN IMPERATORIAL: D. Junius Brutus Albinus. AR denarius (3.88 gm), ca. 48 BC. Helmeted hd. of young Mars r. / Two crossed carnyces in saltire, oval shield above, round shield below. Crawford 450/1a. RSC Postumia 11. CRI 25. Light iridescent toning. Good VF. Ex Freeman and Sear.

    From Wikipedia:
    he reconstruction of the Deskford Carnyx was initiated by Dr. John Purser, and commenced in 1991 funded jointly by the Glenfiddich Living Scotland award and the National Museums of Scotland. In addition to John Purser as musicologist, the team comprised the archaeologist Fraser Hunter, silversmith John Creed, and trombonist John Kenny. After 2,000 years of silence the reconstructed Deskford Carnyx was unveiled at the National Museum of Scotland in April 1993.

    In 1993 Kenny became the first person to play the carnyx in 2,000 years, and has since lectured and performed on the instrument internationally, in the concert hall, on radio, television, and film. There are numerous compositions for the carnyx and it is featured on seven CDs. On 15 March 2003 he performed solo to an audience of 65,000 in the Stade De France in Paris.

    On 15 June 2017 "The Music of the Forest", a specially commissioned work by Lakeland composer, Christopher Gibbs, featuring a reconstructed carnyx, received its world premiere at Slaidburn Village Hall. The four-part song cycle evoked the landscape and history of the Forest of Bowland and was performed by the Renaissance Singers of Blackburn Cathedral under the direction of Samuel Hudson. The carnyx was played by John Kenny.

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  18. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    One of my favourites:


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  19. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

    Next up: cool helmet
  20. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Servilius - Dioscuri denarius jpg version.jpg

    Edit: too late; cool helmet it is.
  21. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

    That helmets cooler than mine you can name the game.
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