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  1. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana

    This guy ended up under it...

    Maxentius - Temple COS II AQP 2394.jpg

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  3. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    Not all Maxentius temples were hexastyle. This tetrastyle example is easy to miss because the staff held by Roma is in line with the two columns on that side.
    Next: a temple with more than six columns
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  4. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Supporter! Supporter

    I think I count 18 columns here on the Basilica Aemilia.
    M. Aemilius Lepidus AR Denarius 61 BC
    Obv: Veiled and laureate head of Concordia (often identified as the Vestal Virgin Aemilia who rekindled the sacred fire of Vesta by throwing her clothing on the extinguished embers) right
    Rev: Basilica Aemilia, AIMILIA above, REF to left, SC to right, M LEPIDVS below
    Size: 2.63g 18mm
    Ref: Cr. 419/3a, Syd. 833

    Lepidus' father restored the Basilica Aemilia during his year as consul in 78 BC.

    Next: any coin with a scorpion on it
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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Hadrian 9.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Laureate head right
    REVERSE: AFRICA, Africa reclining left holding scorpion & cornucopiae, basket of grain at feet
    Struck at Rome, 136 AD
    2.76g. 18.5mm
    RIC 299/RSC 138

    Next: Coin with representation of Africa
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  6. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's one with the head of Africa, and struck in Africa in the names of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, commander of the Pompeian forces in Africa and Marcus Eppius. Cr. 461/1, HCRI 44.

    Next - Hercules
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  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    Caracalla Serdica Herakles standing.jpg
    Caracalla, AD 198-217.
    Roman provincial Æ 28.3 mm, 13.70 g, 8 h.
    Thrace, Serdica, AD 198-217.
    Obv: AVT K M AVP CEVH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust, right, seen from behind.
    Rev: ΟVΛΠΙΑC CΕPΔΙΚΗC, Hercules standing right, forearm draped with lion skin, holding club set on ground and bow.
    Refs: Ruzicka Serdica 266; Moushmov Serdica 397; Moushmov 4912; Varbanov 2355; cf. BMC 3.173,15.

    Next: Coin from Serdica
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  8. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana

    Marcus Aurelius - Serdica Isis.jpg MARCUS AURELIUS
    Very rare. AE19. 3.58g, 19.2mm, THRACE, Serdica, circa AD 161-180. Varbanov 1869 (R6) var. (obv legend). O: AY KAI M AYPH ANTΩEIN, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right. R: CEPΔΩN, Bust of Isis right.

    Next: Isis
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  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Vespasian 11.jpg
    Æ Diobol
    REVERSE: LE, Draped bust of Isis right wearing uraeus crown
    Struck at Alexandria, Egypt, Year 5 = 72/73 A.D
    9.15 g, 24.9mm
    RPC 2438; Milne 427; Emmett 217
    Ex Zuzim Judaea Coins, New York

    Next: Any coin from Alexandria, Egypt
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  10. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana

    AE Drachm. 28.01g, 36.4mm. EGYPT, Alexandria, RY 8 (AD 144/5). Menelaites Nome. Emmett 1819; Dattari 6318; RPC Online Temp #13971. O: AVT K T AIΛ AΔP ANTωNЄINOC CЄB ЄVC, laureate head right. R: MЄNЄΛAЄITHC, Harpokrates of Canopus (part human, part crocodile) left, holding finger on right hand before mouth, cornucopia on left arm; altar before, L H (date) in exergue.
    Ex Phil Peck (“Morris”) Collection

    Next: Part man, part beast
  11. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    Part man, part beast:

    Gallienus APOLLINI CONS AVG centaur right antoninianus.jpg
    Gallienus, AD 253-268.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 2.60 g, 19.6 mm, 5 h.
    Rome, AD 267-268.
    Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head, right.
    Rev: APOLLINI CONS AVG, centaur walking right, drawing bow; Z in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 163; Göbl 735b; Cohen 72; RCV 10177; Hunter 95; Cunetio 1378.

    Next: Archery.
  12. Ancientnoob

    Ancientnoob Money Changer

    India, Banavasi
    Kadamba Kingdom
    Kanga Varma (r. AD 365-390)
    Potin Unit 18 mm x 0.93 grams
    Obverse: Zebu Bull right Kannada Legend around.
    Reverse: Repeating bow& arrow design.
    Ref: Unpublished (maybe)
    Note: Ex. Rare, high grade, off center.

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  13. TIF

    TIF Always learning.

    KYRENAIKA, Kyrene
    Koinon issue
    c. 250 BCE
    AE; 21 mm, 7.47 gm
    Obv: head of Zeus-Ammon right, wearing taenia
    Rev: silphium plant; monogram left; K-O / N-I / O-N
    Rev: Müller, Afrique 114; Buttrey, Coins 219 var. (no monogram); SNG Copenhagen 1276-9 var. (no monogram); BMC 16-9 (Koinon)

    Next: an electrotype
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  14. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Awesome coin @akeady ! Great head of Africa.
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  15. TIF

    TIF Always learning.

    Hmm, maybe none of the people playing in this thread have an electrotype, so I'll pick a different new subject: Zeus Ammon.
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  16. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Your electrotype is a real beauty @TIF ...but yeah, who has two thumbs and no electrotype? This guy :D
    I do however have Zeusy Ammusy:


    Ptolemy II Philadelphos

    (285-246 BCE) - AE27 (19.47 MM 4.87 gm.) - horned head of Zeus Ammon right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, between legs A (year 1 = 271-270 BC) (Svor. 610 Weiser 18)

    Next up: Man with animal features
  17. TIF

    TIF Always learning.

    Man with animal features... I'm going to jump in and show my Selinos litra because I haven't shown it lately :D. It's a gorgeous little flake of silver and the man-face of the bull is wonderfully melancholic!

    SICILY, Selinos
    Circa 410 BCE
    AR litra, 11mm, 0.76 g, 1h
    Obv: nymph seated left on rock, right hand raised above her head, extending her left hand to touch coiled serpent before her; selinon leaf above
    Rev: man-faced bull standing right; ΣEΛINONTIOΣ above; in exergue, fish right
    Ref: Potamikon, p. 116 figure 152 (this coin); HGC 2, 1229; SNG ANS 711–2 var. (ethnic); SNG Ashmolean 1904–5; SNG Lloyd 1270 var. (same); Basel –; Dewing –; Rizzo pl. XXXIII, 6. Good VF, dark iridescent tone, some porosity. Rare.
    ex MoneyMuseum, Zurich;
    ex Leu 79 (31 October 2000), lot 404;
    ex Athos Moretti collection, #482, unpublished manuscript

    Next up: a coin with iridescent toning
  18. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Supporter! Supporter

    Maybe not the most extreme example - but I think this qualifies: "a coin with iridescent toning"
    P. Servilius M.f. Rullus, 100 BC. AR Denarius
    Mint: Rome
    Obv: Helmeted bust of Minerva left, wearing aegis
    Rev: Victory driving galloping biga right, holding palm frond and reins; P below.
    Size:18mm-21mm, 3.89g
    Ref: Crawford 328/1; Sydenham 601; Servilia 14

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  19. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    AV Dinara ND Peshawar Mint
    Vima Kadphises 117-36AD
    Kushan Empire
    Rev. Moon God Mao

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  20. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Kushan Empire

    INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Takto (Soter Megas).
    Æ Tetradrachm, 21mm, 8.5g, 12h; c. AD 80-100.
    Obv.: Radiate and diademed bust right, holding scepter
    (Naaaw, itsa RHYTHM STICK !); tamgha behind.
    Rev.: BACIΛЄV BACIΛЄVΩN CΩTHP MЄΓAC; Vima Takto on horseback right, holding axe; tamgha to lower right.
    Reference: Senior B17.1vT
    Ex: @John Anthony

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  21. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    Hekatomnos, satrap of Caria, 395-377 BC, AR tetartemorion 0.2g lion / 3/4 head
    Next: a 3/4 head larger than this one
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