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  1. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    This fellow (Roma) has a cool helmet (bottom right)

    However, is was certainly the pediment that I wanted from this coin.
    Roman Imperial, Maxentius, BI Nummus, Aquileia, AD 307
    Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head to right
    Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated to left on shield within tetrastyle temple, handing globe to Maxentius and holding sceptre; seated captive between, Victories as acroteria, wolf and twins in pediment, AQS in exergue
    Ref: RIC VI 113

    acroteria : architectural roof sculptures (in this case the two victories with wreaths) above the pediment : triangular upper part of the front of a building in classical style, typically surmounting a portico of columns.

    Not sure my helmet was cool - but that Roma that @DonnaML shared already took the show.

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  3. Curtisimo

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    There is an eagle in this nifty little pediment.
    Pamphylia, Perge
    AE16, Perge mint, struck ca. 50-30 BC
    Dia.: 16.6 mm
    Wt.: 3.9 g
    Obv.: Cult statue of Artemis Pergaea facing within distyle temple, facing eagle in pediment
    Rev.: ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟΣ ΠΕΡΓΑΙΑΣ, Bow and quiver
    Ref.: SNG France 373-8
    Ex Savoca Coins 111th Blue Auction (August 2021)

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  4. Ryro

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  5. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    A denarius of Lucius Cornelius Sulla:


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  6. Spaniard

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    Kashmir rajas.......
    Sankaravarman 883-902 AD (Utpala dynasty)
    Copper Kaserah or Punchshi 18.5mm (6.15gr)
    Obverse- Goddess Ardochsho/Lakshmi seated facing in half lotus position, with Nagari legend 'Samkara' to right
    Reverse- King standing facing and sacrificing at altar holding trident, with Nagari legend 'Varma' bottom right

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  7. Spaniard

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    Valerian I AR Antoninianus.Rome AD 255-256 ...2.93g
    Obverse..IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right
    Reverse..FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
    RIC 87, Cohen 55; Sear 9936.

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  8. Ryro

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  9. Bing

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    Marcus Antonius CHORTIS SPECVLATORVM.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
    REVERSE: CHORTIS SPECVLATORVM, three legionary standards
    Patrae 32-31 BC
    3.52g, 18.mm
    Cr544/12; Syd 1214
    ex. Marti Classical Numismatics

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  10. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    LEG XX
    LEG XX.png

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  11. dougsmit

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    Septimius Severus 193AD LEG V MAC

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  12. Archeocultura

    Archeocultura Well-Known Member

    Perhaps this Tiberius...RIC 61 temple of Concordia I Tiberius 061 temple of Concordia.3b-056.jpg
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  13. Roman Collector

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    Cool! Next theme?
  14. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Same theme I suppose,
    Rabbathmoba Septime Sévère.jpg
    Arabia, Rabbathmoba, Septimius Severus. On the reverse PABBAΘMU-[BHNUN], cult-statue of Arsa/Ares on platform.
    The Moabite city of Rabbath Moab (The citadel of Moab), Rabbathmoba in Greek, worshiped a local god called Arsa (probably the Arab god Arsu) assimilated with the Greek Ares. The city was renamed Arsapolis, Areopolis in the 4th c. AD.
    It is now a small town called Rabba on the Kings Highway in Jordan, just south of the Wadi Hesa canyon.

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  15. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper


    A very self-satisfied looking Baetyl enjoying a jaunt through Rome in a quadriga.

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  16. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Séleucie de Piérie Trajan.jpg
    Seleucia Pieria, Trajan, Baetyl of Zeus Kasios under a canopy supported by four columns.

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  17. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Is an Omphalos also a baetyl ?

    Snake Asclepious Mysia Pergamon.jpg

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  18. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Severus Alexander. Ae 22. Parion. 218 - 222 A.D.
    Obv: Laureate bust of Severus Alexander right.
    Rev: DEO AE ƧVB, Asklepios seated right on throne, treating an injured bull standing left before him, C G H I P in exergue.
    RPC Online VI temp 3871

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  19. Roman Collector

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    Faustina II, AD 147-175/6.
    Roman provincial Æ 17.1 mm, 3.04 g, 7 h.
    Lydia, Dioshieron, Magistrate L. Iouli. Mithres (Grammateus), AD 147- c. 149.
    Obv: ΦAVCTЄINA CЄBACTH, bare-headed and draped bust right, hair in a top-knot and looped ponytail.
    Rev: ЄΠI MIΘPOV ΔIOCIЄPЄITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, holding serpent-entwined staff.
    Refs: RPC IV.2, 1236 (temp); BMC 22.76, 12; SNG Cop 116; SNG Turkey 240-41; Waddington 4963.
    Notes: Double-die match to Paris specimen (BNF) and Ashmolean specimen.

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  20. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Lydia, Mostene. Autonomous AE21. 69-96.
    Obv: MOCTHNH, turreted, draped bust of Tyche right.
    Rev: ΛYΔ KAICAΡEIA, Demeter, veiled, standing left, holding poppy, upright corn-ears and sceptre.

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  21. DonnaML

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    Lydia, Tralleis/Tralles, AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm, 78/77 BCE, Magistrate ΠTOΛ (Ptol-). Obv. Cista mystica with lid ajar and serpent emerging; all within ivy wreath / Rev. Bowcase (gorytos) with two serpents (one to left and one to right, heads at top); H [= date = Year 8 = 78/77 BCE, based on Year 1 of the Sullan era being 85/84 BCE*] over ΠTOΛ [PTOL] above, between serpents’ heads, TPAΛ [TRAL] in left field; to right, Dionysos in short chiton standing facing, head left, holding thyrsos in right hand and mask of Silenos in left hand. SNG Copenhagen 662-663 var. [different year] [Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Copenhagen, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum, Part 28, Lydia Part 2 (Copenhagen 1947)]; BMC 22 Lydia 46-48 (p. 333) var. [different years] [Head, B.V., A Catalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum, Vol. 22, Lydia (London, 1901); SNG von Aulock 3262-3264 var. [different year] [Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Deutschland, Sammlung Hans Von Aulock, Vol. 2: Caria, Lydia, Phrygia, Lycia, Pamphylia (Berlin, 1962)]; Pinder 159 [same year -- “H”]; see also id. 157-158 [different years] [Pinder, M., Über die Cistophoren und über die kaiserlichen Silbermedaillons der Römischen Provinz Asien (Berlin, 1856) at pp. 565-566]. 24 mm., 12.64 g. [probably = 3 drachms, not 4], 1 h. Ex: CNG Auction 225 (13 Jan. 2010), Lot 144. [Footnote re dating of series omitted]

    Lydia, Tralleis. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. jpg version.jpg

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