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  1. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

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    Kumaragupta I Garuda Type Variety B.png
    Gupta Empire of India
    Issued under Kumaragupta I
    414-455 AD
    AR Drachm
    Obv: Bust right, imitative Greek legend HOHO
    Rev: Garuda center, legend Paramabhāgavata mahārājādhirāja-śrī-Kumāragupta-Mahendrādityaḥ
    Ref: Kumar's Kumaragupta I Garuda Type Variety B

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  3. Ryro

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  4. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    Ah, the irony... I didn't even know that this coin existed until I saw it in today's Roma auction. Obviously, I had to have it. And just a few hours later I see it posted in 'Follow the Coin'. What are the chances!
    So I just have to post it, even though I (obviously) haven't gotten it yet.
    Here's to Perseus!


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  5. Andres2

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  6. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Bithynia, Herakleia Pontika Æ 23mm. Circa 305-280 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin / ΗΕΡΑΚΛΕΩΤΑΝ between club and bow in gorytos. SNG Stancomb 826; SNG BM Black Sea 1632; HGC 7, 484. 8.57g, 23mm, 4h.


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  7. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    1107-1110 AD H#16.418 Z#293896.png
    Northern Song Dynasty of China
    1107-1110 AD
    Obv: Da Guan Tong Bao, Slender Gold script
    Rev: Blank
    Ref: H#16.418

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  8. Andres2

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  9. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

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    Roman Empire
    Issued under Gratian, unclear mint
    378-383 AD
    AE2 | 5.74 grams
    Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB, Gratian holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling female on left

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  10. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    very clear mint :)

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  11. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member


    Next: A Saturnalia gift.
  12. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Perhaps I'm being dense, but what do you mean?
  13. Dafydd

    Dafydd Supporter! Supporter

    I believe a Saturnalia coin gift from another CT member @DonnaML
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  14. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    That's a good idea! The coins I got for Saturnalia from other incredibly generous and thoughtful members of this board all have a special place in my collection:

    Rom – Septimius Severus, denar, Dea Caelestis.png
    Septimius Severus, Roman Empire, AR denarius, 202–210 AD, Rome mint. Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; head of Septimius Severus, laureate, r. Rev: INDVLGENTIA AVGG IN CARTH; Dea Caelestis, draped, riding r. on lion, holding thunderbolt in r. hand and sceptre in l. hand; below, water gushing from rock. 19mm, 3.32g. Ref: RIC IV Septimius Severus 266.

    Frühe Neuzeit – Frankreich, Heinrich II, douzain, 1550, Lyon.png
    Kingdom of France, under Henry II, AR douzain aux croissants, 1550 AD, Lyons mint. Obv: + HENRICVS 2 · DEI · G · FRANCORV · REX · F · (lis); crowned French coat of arms; to l. and r., crown above crescent. Rev: + SIT · NOMEN DNI · BENEDICTVM · 1550 · (lis); pellet below 12th letter; cross fleurée with H and crown alternating in quarters; D below. 27mm 2.46g. Ref: Duplessy 997.

    Rom – Faustina II, Denar, Venus.png
    Faustina II, Roman Empire, AR denarius, 145–161 AD, Rome mint. Obv: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL; bust of Faustina the Younger, band of pearls round head, with hair waived and coiled on back of head, draped, r. Rev: VENUS; Venus, draped, standing l., holding apple in r. hand and rudder set on dolphin, which coils round it, in l. 18mm, 3.06g. Ref: RIC III Antoninus Pius 517C (denarius). Ex Secret Saturnalia 2021.

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  15. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Artaxerxes I - Darius II, Achaemenid Empire, Siglos, Persian King and Incuse Punch.png
    Artaxerxes I - Darius II
    Achaemenid Empire
    Obverse: Persian King
    Reverse: Incuse Punch
    Saturnalia 2021 gift from @Orielensis

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  16. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Hahaha how funny is that? While you were posting your Saturnalia gifts...I was posting my Saturnalia gift from you!
  17. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Indeed – and it's good to see that siglos again!
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  18. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I just had him out the other day. Tis a beautiful coin :)
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  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Anonymous AE Semis.png
    Æ Semis
    OBVERSE: Laureate head of Jupiter right; S (mark of value) behind
    REVERSE: Prow right; dolphin before, ROMA below
    Rome mint, 88BC
    4.33g, 21mm
    BMCRR II, p. 589, 10
    Saturnalia gift from Ryro

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  20. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    This was a house warming gift from an online friend after I told him I had moved.

    1127-1131 AD H#17.15-22 Z#293447 Private Cast 'Jian You Tong Bao'.png
    Southern Song Dynasty of China
    1127-1131 AD
    Contemporary counterfeit from a private mint
    AE Cash | 2.61 grams | 25.5x26mm wide
    Obv: Jian You Tong Bao
    Rev: Blank
    Ref: H#17.15-22, Z#293447

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  21. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    We bought our current house in February 2017, moved in the first week of March and this arrived Mar 15th

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    AE 17
    REVERSE: QYAT-EIRH/NW-N, labrys (double axe)
    Struck at Thyateira, Lydia, 55AD
    2.97g, 17mm
    RPC 2381; SNG von Aulock 3216; BMC 58; SNG Copenhagen 595;
    SNG Munich 612; Weber 6931; Mionnet VII 596; Lindgren I 834

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