Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Collect89, Jul 21, 2017.
That must be the explanation; I can't think of any other.
[I believe that next is still Sicily.]
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Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman provincial Æ assarion, 6.04 g, 19.2 mm, 1 h.
Koinon of Thessaly, Larissa, AD 158-165.
Obv: ΦΑVϹΤЄΙΝΑ ϹЄΒΑϹΤΗ; bare-headed and draped bust of Faustina II, right.
Rev: ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΘЄϹϹΑΛⲰΝ; Athena Itonia in snake-adorned aegis, striding right, brandishing spear and holding shield.
Refs: RPC IV.1 4570 (temporary); Rogers 98a, SNG Cop 349; SNG Evelpidis 1685; BCD Thessaly II 966.1 & 966.2.
Notes: Ex-BCD collection. Issued in three denominations: tetrassarion (RPC 4569), diassarion (RPC 4568), and assarion (such as this coin).
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Obv.: Boeotian shield
Rev.: ΑΡ-ΚΑ - Amphora, two ivy leaves on each handle
Mint: (368-264 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 12.26g / 20mm / 6h
BCD Boiotia 537
Acquisition: CNG Internet E Auction 228 #58 24-Feb-2010
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Amphora, how about two?
Ex @Bing collection
https://bosporan-kingdom.com/111-3141/)]; Seaby 1700 [Sear, David, Greek Coins and their Values, Vol. 1: Europe (Seaby 1979) at p. 169]; BMC 3 Thrace 20 [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. 7]; HGC 7, 113 [Hoover, Oliver D., Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Anatolia, Pontos, Paphlagonia, Bithynia, Phrygia, Galatia, Lykaonia, and Kappadokia (with Kolchis and the Kimmerian Bosporos), 5th to 1st Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Volume 7 (Lancaster, PA, 2012); MacDonald 69 [MacDonald, David, An Introduction to the History and Coinage of the Kingdom of the Bosporus. Classical Numismatic Studies 5 (Lancaster, 2005)]; SNG BM Black Sea 869-870 [Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume IX, British Museum, Part 1: The Black Sea (London, 1993); available online at http://www.sylloge-nummorum-graecorum.org; see SNGuk_0901_0869 and SNGuk_0901_0870]; Anokhin (1986) 111 [Anokhin, V.A., Monetnoye delo Bospora (The Coinage of the Bosporus (Kiev, 1986)]. 20 mm., 7.87 g., 12 h.
Next, another griffin.
so, next, still a griffin!
Next: One or more cherubs.
Maxentius, AD 307-312.
Roman billon follis, 6.44 g, 24.5 mm, 1 h.
Ostia, 4th officina, AD 309-312.
Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head, right.
Rev: AETE-RNITAS - AVG N, Dioscuri standing left and right, each holding scepter and bridled horse; MOSTQ in exergue.
Refs: RIC vi, p. 404, 35; Cohen 5; RCV 14975.
Diva Faustina I AD 140-141. Rome. Denarius AR. 18 mm, 2,74 g
DIVA FAVSTINA, bust of Faustina I, draped, right, hair elaborately waved in several loops round head and drawn up and coiled on top / AETERNITAS, throne, draped and ornamented, against which rests transverse sceptre, pointing up right: in front, peacock standing right
RIC III Antoninus Pius 353a; RSC 61; BMC 384
Next - a different bird.
AE3 - 2.73 gram - 17 mm
Antioch mint, struck 348-350 AD
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, cuirassed and draped bust right
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Phoenix, radiate, standing right on globe, star in right field, ANB in exergue
Reference: RIC VIII 129 var
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next: Hadrian denarius
Hadrian, Roman Empire, denarius, 119–122 AD, Rome mint. Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head of Hadrian right. Rev: PM TR P COS III, Pax seated left, holding Victory on globe and branch. 18.5mm, 3.05g. Ref: RIC II Hadrian 95.
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next, any figure with wings....
Pegasus (as a solar symbol : SOLI CONS(ervatori) AVG(usti)) on an antoninianus of Gallienus.
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Northern Song Dynasty of China
AE Cash | 2.32 grams | 23.5x24mm wide
Obv: Yuan Feng Tong Bao in running script
Ref: H#16.235var, Z#293612
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