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  1. The Meat man

    The Meat man Well-Known Member

    I guess I'll slip it in here then. Thanks Ryro! ;)


    Next: another coin of biblical significance.
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  3. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    My pleasure. Here's mine:
    Next: anther coin of someone known as evil
  4. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Caligula - considered evil - by most standards anyway.

    next, another emperor considered to be evil.

  5. Ryro

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  6. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Aes grave quadrans of Hercules (Herakles Gr.) / prow of ship.

    next , another of Hercules...

  7. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Hercules strangling a lion.
    Maximianus; A.D. 289
    Silvered Antoninianus
    21x23mm 3.0gm
    Obv: IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG; Helmeted & cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: VIRTVTI AVGG; Victory flying right, crowning Hercules, who is strangling lion. Club thrown behind him.
    RIC Vii Lyons 462

    Next: lion
  8. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Denarius of Caracalla with lion reverse , with lightening bolt in his mouth.

    next , another lion...

  9. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  10. Shea19

    Shea19 Well-Known Member

    Macrinus, Phoenicia (Tyre), BI tetradrachm, (25 mm, 12.52 g). ΑΥΤ•ΚΑΙ•Μ•ΟΠ•CЄ• ΜΑΚΡΙΝΟC•CЄ• Laureate head of Macrinus to right./ Rev. Eagle with spread wings standing facing on club, head to left and holding wreath in beak; between the eagle's legs, murex shell. Prieur 1554.

    Next: Macrinus
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  11. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Macrinus Augustus and Diadumenian Caesar, AE Pentassarion [5 Assaria], 217-218 AD, Marcianopolis Mint, Moesia Inferior [now Devnya, Bulgaria] (Pontianus, consular legate). Obv. Confronted heads of Macrinus, laureate, right, and Diadumenian, bareheaded, left, [AVT K OΠE]Λ CEV MAKPEINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC [bracketed portion off flan][ = Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Augustus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antoninus ] / Rev. Hermes standing facing, head left, holding purse in extended right hand and caduceus in left hand; chlamys hanging over left arm; E [mark of value for “5”] in right field, VΠ Macrinus ΠONTIANOV MAP-KIANOΠOΛEITΩN (ΩN ligate) [ = Consular Legate Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis]. AMNG I/I 740 [Pick, Behrendt, Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien, Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands Vol. I/I (Berlin, 1898) at pp. 240-241]; BMC 3 Thrace 35 [R.S. Poole, ed. A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Vol. 3, The Tauric Chersonese, Sarmatia, Dacia, Moesia, Thrace, etc. (London, 1877) at p. 32]; Hristova & Jekov [Nina Hristova & Gospodin Jekov, The Local Coinage of the Roman Empire - Moesia Inferior, I - III c. A.D., MARCIANOPOLIS (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria 2006)]; Diadumenian.com /marcianopolis5.html, No. Mar5.33d. 25 mm, 12.89 g. Purchased from Kirk Davis, Cat # 75, Fall 2020, Lot 62; ex.: Dr. Paul Rynearson (ca. 2003). (Coin is double die match to Lot 696, CNG Triton XII Auction, Jan. 5, 2009.)


    Next, another pair of confronted heads from a location in today's Bulgaria.
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  12. Alwin

    Alwin Well-Known Member

    AE25, Mesembria, 241-244
    AYT K M AN ΓOPΔIANOC AYT CEB - TPANKYΛΛ-INA, Busts of Gordian and Tranquillina, facing one another.
    MECAMBRIANΩN, Homonoia std left.

    Next: Tranquillina
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  13. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Gordian and Tranq, confronted.

    Gordian III and Tranquilina AE32 SNG Cop Singara 257.JPG

    NEXT: coin from Mesopotamia
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  14. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    Not a beauty, but I wanted an Alexander from Babylon: Babylon, Alexander III.jpg
    Next: a silver coin, west of Babylon, but east of Tarsos.
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  15. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Phoenicia, Sidon. AR 1/16 shekel. ca 342-332 BC.
    Obv: Galley left.
    Rev: Persian king standing right, about to slay erect lion whose mane he seizes; Phoenician letters between.

    Next: AR (Phoenicia or galley).
  16. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    Phoenician and a galley. It looks a lot better in hand, but the date over the galley is forever doomed to remain a mystery.
    Phoenicia, Arados, stater. (3).png
    The figure on the obverse has been identified as a bearded deity, bearded marine deity, Melqart, Ba'al Arwad, or Dagon. Have your pick.

    Next: silver with an oddly shaped flan.
  17. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  18. Archeocultura

    Archeocultura Well-Known Member

    Lydia warrior type / incuse (silver despite color of photo) 1-1 lydia ar shekel.jpg
  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  20. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    no response, so I throw in another siglos.

    Persia Sigloi (4).JPG

    Next someone with a bow
  21. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's a Diana with a bow on a RR sestertius.

    Moneyer: T. Carisius
    Obv.: Diademed bust of Diana right, bow and quiver over shoulder
    Rev.: T. CAR - Hound running right
    Mint: Rome (46 BC)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 0.95g / 10mm / 10h
    • RSC 7 (Carisia)
    • Sydenham 989
    • Crawford 464/8a
    • HCRI 76
    • RBW 1621
    • Ex. Gemini Sale X, 2013, lot 227
    • Ex. Randy Haviland Collection
    Acquisition: NAC Online auction Spring Sale 2020 #660 25-May-2020

    Next - a dog
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