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  1. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    I sold this on Fleabay as an unidentified and then purchased 10 years later.

    Gaul, Massalia, Marseille. Æ12.
    Obv: MAC / Laureate head of Apollo r.
    Rev: NM / Dolphin on trident.
    After 49BC.

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  3. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Next: beautiful design
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  4. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    This sent me deep but thank you so much for reading the coin! Looking at all of the Zeus ANTIOXEΩN TΩN coins, the TΩN portion was never under the legs of Zeus like that so I started looking deeper, thinking my coin still had a cornucopia. I actually went back through my own collection notes and found that I tried to ID this back about two years ago and landed on a Hendin 414. Looking around even more, I saw one example which had a bundle of grapes next to the cornucopia- a feature mine seemed to exhibit. Wildwinds had another grape coin, this time called Rouvier 962. There are more examples of these. These align with your Ake-Ptolemaïs, roughly time of Antiochus IV attribution Sulla80 (and your Seleucid guess Ryro!), so many thanks for the confirmation! This all just tells me that I need to get better at reading Greek legends and organize my notes better.


    Quick edit: The style of the cornucopia on my coin is quite unlike the Rouvier 962 shown above. My type is more like the Hendin 414 type below. I'm not sure what the difference or correct attribution is here.

    Last edited: Apr 23, 2022
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  5. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    Congrats - and good call - now that you point it out - I can see the Jugate busts on your coin! it was the positioning of TΩN that I had trouble with too.

    The scepter with wreath on the CN LENtulus fits the bill for me:
    CLentulus 76-5 BC.jpg
    Roman republican, Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, AR denarius, Spain 76-75 BC

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  6. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Ooooh, that's a stunner @Sulla80 :artist:
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  7. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    I fell in love with this Caligula as from Numismatica Ars Classica because of the fancy throne - decorations and fabric.

    next , more ornamentation...

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  8. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    That is probably the most perfect coin I have ever seen. WOW.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2022
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  9. The Meat man

    The Meat man Well-Known Member

    12-hour bump.

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  10. Ryro

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  11. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's a recent RR arrival that I like.

    Moneyer: L. Torquatus
    Obv.: SIBYLLA - Head of Sibyl right, wearing ivy-wreath; border of dots
    Rev.: L·TORQVAT / III·VIR - Tripod, on which stands amphora; on either side of amphora, star. Torque as border.
    Mint: Rome (65 BC )
    Wt./Size/Axis: 3.70g / - / -
    • RSC 12a (Manlia)
    • Sydenham 836
    • Crawford 411/1b
    Acquisition: Cayón Subastas Online auction Sub. Elect. 80 #30439 28-Feb-2022

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  12. Dafydd

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    VITELLIUS (69). Denarius. Rome.

    Laureate head right.
    Tripod surmounted by dolphin right; below, raven right.

    RIC² 109.

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  13. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Knidos, Silver Tetrobol

    Obv:– Bust of Artemis right, quiver on shoulder .
    Rev:– KNIDION, Tripod; .FILOKLES.. (Philokles magistrate).
    Minted in Knidos, Caria. Circa 250-210 B.C.
    Reference:– cf SNG Keckman 191

    Weight 1.95g. Size 14.08 mm.


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  14. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    Aeolis, Kyme.
    Greek Æ 15.5 mm, 3.69 g, 1 h.
    Magistrate Zoilos, c. 165-90 BC.
    Obv: Draped bust of Artemis, right, bow and quiver at shoulder.
    Rev: One-handled vase between two laurel branches; KY above; Z-Ω/I-Λ/Ο-Σ (magistrate's name) in fields.
    Refs: BMC 17.113,87-89; Sear 4193; SNG von Aulock 1642; SNG Cop 108.

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  15. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's a battered Macedonian tetradrachm with Artemis.

    Macedonia, Amphipolis
    Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents, each separated by three pellets
    Rev.: MAKEΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ - Club divides legend; monogram above, all within oak wreath, winged thunderbolt to left, KP-Monogram and TME-Monogram below.
    Mint: (167 - 149 BC)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 16.30g / - / 11h
    • SNG Copenhagen 1315
    Acquisition: Mayor_25 eBay 30-Mar-2011


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  16. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Too late; sorry!

    A different Artemis from the one I posted a few days ago:

    Diadumenian Caesar, AE Tetrassarion (4 Assaria), 217-218 AD, Nicopolis ad Istrum [Nikyup, Bulgaria] Mint, Moesia Inferior, Statius Longinus, Consular Legate. Obv. Bareheaded bust of Diadumenian right, draped and armored, seen from behind, M OPEL DIADOV-MENIANOC K (OV ligate) [ = Marcus Opellius Diadumenianus, Caesar] / Rev. Artemis, wearing short chiton, walking right, holding bow in left hand and drawing arrow from quiver in right hand, hound jumping behind her left foot, VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC I / CTPΩ in exergue [ = Consular legate Longinus, (Governor) of the residents of Nikopolis on the (river) Istros]. AMNG I/I 1843 [Pick, Behrendt, Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien, Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands Vol. I/I (Berlin, 1898) at p. 467]; Varbanov I 3743 [Varbanov, Ivan, Greek Imperial Coins And Their Values, Volume I: Dacia, Moesia Superior & Moesia Inferior (English Edition) (Bourgas, Bulgaria, 2005) at p. 308]; Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov [Hristova, H., H.-J. Hoeft, & G. Jekov. The Coins of Moesia Inferior 1st - 3rd c. AD: Nicopolis ad Istrum (Blagoevgrad, 2015)]. [Footnote omitted.]

    Diadumenian-Artemis (Nikopolis ad Istrum) jpg version.jpg

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  17. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Roman Republic. C. Poblicius Q.f. AR Serrate Denarius, 80 BCE. Obv. Head of Roma right, wearing helmet decorated with grain ears; ROMA behind, V above / Rev. C•POBLICI•Q•F; Hercules standing left, strangling the Nemean Lion; bow and quiver to left, club below, V above lion. Crawford 380/1, RSC I Poblicia 9, Sear RCV I 308 (ill.), Harlan, RRM I Ch. 5 at pp. 23-27, BMCRR Rome 2896. 20.13 mm., 3.84 g.

    Poblicius (Hercules & Nemean Lion).jpg

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    @akeady, that's a beautiful coin from the Cayon Subastas auction from the end of February. How long ago did you receive it? I still haven't gotten my one coin from that auction (also a Republican denarius), although I finally got word a few days ago that they had received the export permit and had shipped the coin.
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  18. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    @DonnaML - thanks, it came on 11th April - it (and another coin) was in a package posted on 24th March. It's possible that export permits for within the EU are processed more rapidly than those for outside, but not sure.

  19. Ryro

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    next: Gordian provincial
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  21. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    sorry too late,, heres Sicily:

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