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  1. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    That must be the explanation; I can't think of any other.

    [I believe that next is still Sicily.]
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  3. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Next: another pretty Greek coin
  4. Andres2

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  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    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).

    Next: Another ex-BCD coin.
  6. Edessa

    Edessa Well-Known Member

    Boeotia. Federal Coinage. Circa 225-171 BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 4.86g). Obv: Laureate head of Poseidon right, border of dots. Rev: Nike standing left, resting on trident and holding wreath; monogram to inner left. Ref: BCD Boiotia 128; SNG Copenhagen -. Near Very Fine, toned. From the BCD Collection. Ex CNG eAuction 177, Lot 48.

    Next: More Boeotia.
  7. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's a Theban stater.

    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
    • Hepworth 14
    Acquisition: CNG Internet E Auction 228 #58 24-Feb-2010

    Next - amphora.
  8. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Stunning Boeotian shield:wideyed:
    Amphora, how about two?
    Ex @Bing collection
    Next: satyr
  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Cimmerian Bosporos, Pantikapaion, AE 19 mm., ca. 320-310 BCE, minted under Perisad I, 345-310 BC. Obv. Bearded head of satyr, right / Rev. Forepart of griffin left; below, sturgeon left; Π-A-N [PAN] around. Anokhin (2011) 1023 [Anokhin, V.A., Античные Монеты Северного Причерноморья (Ancient Coins of the Northern Black Sea Coast) (Kiev. 2011) (see 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.
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  10. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Although not a coin, I couldn't resist posting my roman griffin lamp.

    so, next, still a griffin!

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  11. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    D-Camera Thrace, Abdera, oktadrachm, period II 520-492 BC, Spencer-Chruchill 96  29.3g  01-26-21.jpg

    Next: One or more cherubs.
  12. Andres2

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  13. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    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.

  14. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Aeternitas but just legend

    Diva Faustina I AD 140-141. Rome. Denarius AR. 18 mm, 2,74 g
    AD 141
    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.
  15. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Constantius II (337-361AD)
    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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  16. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1160856 (2).JPG

    next: Hadrian denarius
  17. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Rom – Hadrian, denarius, Pax.png
    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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  18. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    den of Hadrian , victory reverse.

    next, any figure with wings....

  19. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Gallien 4.jpg
    Pegasus (as a solar symbol : SOLI CONS(ervatori) AVG(usti)) on an antoninianus of Gallienus.

    Next : Gallienus but NOT an antoninianus!
  20. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    BI tetradrachm, Alexandria, Sol reverse, RY14, 266-267 AD

    D-Camera Gallienus Tet;  253-268 AD, Alexandria, RY 14 266-267 AD, 10.22g HJB 7-2021 9-18-21.jpg

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  21. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

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    1078-1085 AD H#16.235var Z#293612 'Yuan Feng Tong Bao, running' 'Blank' 2.32g 23.5x24mm S1.png
    Northern Song Dynasty of China
    AE Cash | 2.32 grams | 23.5x24mm wide
    Obv: Yuan Feng Tong Bao in running script
    Rev: Plain
    Ref: H#16.235var, Z#293612
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