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  1. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Chutas of Banavasi ..
    Rajno Mulanandasa....Lead double Karshapana 27mm and 15.03gr...AD 125-345
    Obverse..2 tiered hill of small arches surmounted by a large arch (8 arched
    Chaitya,stupa)?, river flowing below. Brahmi legend around..'Rano
    Reverse..Railed tree with 2 symbols either side..Srivatsa, Indra-dhvaja,
    Swastika, Triratana.
    Mitchiner ACW 4971 - 4972

    Next...A tree.
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  3. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Multiple trees:

    Lucius Verus AR Didrachm 161-166 AD, Caesarea, Cappadocia. Obv. Bare head right, ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΟΥΗΡΟϹ ϹƐΒΑϹΤΟϹ / Rev. Mt. Argaeus (or cult image of same), surmounted by statue of Helios standing three-quarters left with long scepter in left hand and globe in right; flames to left and right on sides of mountain; animal [deer?] bounding left at bottom far left of mountain in front of large rock; tree in front of large rock at bottom far right; smaller rock dotted with trees[?] at bottom center; ΥΠΑ-ΤΟϹ Β [= COS II]. RPC [Roman Provincial Coinage] Online Vol. IV.3 7027 (temp.) [rev. var.] (see https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/7027); Sydenham 352 [rev. var.] [Sydenham, E., The Coinage of Caesarea in Cappadocia (London 1933)]; Metcalf, Caesarea 131a [rev. var.] [Metcalf, W.E., The Silver Coinage of Cappadocia, Vespasian-Commodus. ANSNNM (American Numismatic Society, Numismatic Notes & Monographs) No. 166 (New York 1996)]; Metcalf Hoard 694-718 & PL 39-40 [rev. var.] [see id.]; SNG von Aulock 6438 [rev. var.] [Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Deutschland, Sammlung Hans Von Aulock, Vol. 2: Caria, Lydia, Phrygia, Lycia, Pamphylia (Berlin 1962)]. 20 mm., 6.70 g., 6 h.

    Lucius Verus Didrachm, Cappadocia (Caesarea), Mt. Argaeus rev., LAC.jpg

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  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    Lucius Verus, AD 161-169.
    Roman Provincial Æ assarion, 4.23 g, 18 mm.
    Thrace, Augusta Traiana, AD 161-169.
    Obv: ΑV ΚΑΙ Λ ΑV-ΡΗ ΟVΗΡΟϹ, bare head, right.
    Rev: ΑV-Γ-ΟV-ϹΤΗϹ | ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗϹ, three nymphs, stolate, standing facing, arms draped on each other's shoulders and holding unknown objects (thymiatera? tripods?) at sides.
    Refs: RPC IV 10343 (temporary); Schonert-Geiss 89; Varbanov II 909; Moushmov (1912) --; Moushmov Online 2987A; Staal, pl. 2, fig. 12.

    Next: Objects in the design that defy identification.
  5. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Well-Known Member

    The symbol behind Mercury's head remains mysterious, to the best of my knowledge

    M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. Denarius - Rome mint, c. 69 BC
    Male head right (Mercury ?) with flowing hair. Behind symbol
    M·PLAETORI – CEST·EX·S·C Winged caduceus
    18 mm, 3,86 gr
    Ref : RCV #344, RSC Plaetoria # 5, Sydenham # 807, RBW # 1453, Crawford # 405/5
    From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection

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  6. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    on reverse XI - X


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  7. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    D-Camera PTOLEMY IV Philopator AE Drachm, Alexandria mint. 222-205 BC, 66.15  g, 10-24-20.jpg

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  8. Andres2

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  9. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Ptolemy IV Philopator, (Lover of his Father)



    Ptolemy IV 221-205 BC AE Drachma. (75.52g, 41mm, 12h)

    Obverse: Bust of Zeus Ammon right

    Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, cornucopiae in front, ΛΙ between legs

    Reference: SNG Cop 199.



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  10. Andres2

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  11. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    My most recently purchased coin with Artemis:

    Antoninus Pius, Billon Tetradrachm, Year 5 (AD 141/142), Alexandria, Egypt Mint. Obv. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind, ΑVΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤⲰΝΙΝΟϹ / Rev. Artemis advancing right, wearing diplois (cloak) and boots, with short chiton and short peplos which flies behind, right breast bare, raising right hand to pluck arrow from quiver and holding out bow in left hand; in left field, L beneath E (Year 5). 23 mm., 13.52 g., 12 h. Emmett 1362.5, RPC IV.4 Online 14247 (temporary) (see https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/14247); Milne 1693 at p. 41 (detailed description of Artemis at p. 134); BMC 16 Alexandria 938 (at p. 109 & Pl. III) (rev. var. in placement of year). Purchased at CNG [Classical Numismatic Group, LLC] E-Auction 512, 23 March 2022, Lot 454.


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  12. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    A common coin, but an attractive reverse:
    Antoninus Pius, tetradrachm, Alexandria.png

    Next: Serapis or Zeus-Ammon on a non-Ptolemaic coin.
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  13. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Lesbos, Mytilene. AE20, ca AD 250-268
    Mytilene, Lesbos. AE20, ca AD 250-268, time of Valerian to Gallienus. 2.4gm. Head of Zeus Ammon right with horn of Ammon / MUTILH-NAIWN, bearded herm of Dionysos facing, on prow, bunch of grapes at lower left. BMC 184

    Next: Lesbos or Herm.
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  14. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    This one always reminds me of two bald, grumpy old men quarreling:
    Lesbos billon.png
    Next: another Lesbos.
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  15. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Lesbos, Mytilene. Antoninus Pius AE18
    Obv: ΑVΤ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝ[ΟС?] / Laureate head of Antoninus Pius, r.
    Rev: ΜVΤΙΛΗΝΑΙΩΝ / female figure (Aphrodite?) standing, facing, head, l., holding patera and transverse sceptre.
    RPC IV, 2627

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  16. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

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  17. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    1200s(Late)-1300s(Early) AR Grosso clipped to weight of denaro 1.07g S2 Combined.png
    Clipped Venice grosso
    c. late 1200s - early 1300s

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  18. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

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  19. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    First century.

    Titus as Caesar, AD 69-79.
    Roman AR Denarius, 3.27 g, 18.5 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 76.
    Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN, laureate head right.
    Rev: COS V, Eagle standing front on garlanded altar, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head left.
    Refs: RIC.191a; RIC2.861; BMCRE 191; CBN 166; RSC.59a; RCV 2438.

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  21. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Another what could've been, the much celebrated, Titus. Here's his brother:
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