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  1. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Caligula's grandmother, Antonia.

    D-Camera Antonia dupondius 9.01g Sal 5-1-22.jpg

    Next: A coin of Antonia's son.
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  3. Andres2

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    Next: father of Claudius
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  4. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    12 hours

    732-907 AD H#14.8u Z#293454 'Kai Yuan Tong Bao' 'Crescent Moon' 3.08g 25mm S1.png
    Tang Dynasty of China
    Anonymous late issue
    732-907 AD
    AE Cash | 3.08 grams | 25mm wide
    Obv: Kai Yuan Tong Bao
    Rev: Crescent moon above the center hole
    Ref: Hartill#14.8u, Zeno.ru#293454

    Next: another celestial symbol (sun, moon, etc)
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Here's Caligs and his grandma, Antonia:
    *Edit- note to self about NOT refreshing...

    Though if people worshiped Caligula as a God then he fits the bill. But if not here's the cap in the sky (pileus)
    Next: another Antonia
    Last edited: May 9, 2022
  6. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Wait, where did you learn that the pileus on that coin is supposed to be "in the sky." It's news to me!

    Anyway, here's another Antonia:

    Claudius I, billon [Sear]/AR [RPC] Tetradrachm, Year 2 [41/42 AD], Alexandria, Egypt Mint. Obv. Laureate head right, ΤΙ ΚΛΑVΔΙ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒΑ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙ ΑVΤΟΚΡ around, LΒ [Year 2] under chin / Rev. Draped bust of Antonia [Claudius’s mother] right, ΑΝΤΩΝΙΑ upwards to left, ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ downwards to right. ); https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/1/5117; Emmett 73.2 [Emmett, Keith, Alexandrian Coins (Lodi, WI, 2001)]; Sear RCV I 1868 (ill.); Sear GIC 492 (ill.) [D. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins and their Values (1982)]; BMC 16 Alexandria 65 at p. 9 [Poole, Reginald Stuart, A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Vol. 16, Alexandria (London, 1892)]; K & G 12.3 [Kampmann, Ursula & Ganschow, Thomas, Die Münzen der römischen Münzstätte Alexandria (2008)]; Milne 61-64 at p. 3 [Milne, J.G., Catalogue of Alexandrian Coins (Oxford 1933, reprint with supplement by Colin M. Kraay, 1971)]; Dattari (Savio) 114 [Savio, A. ed., Catalogo completo della collezione Dattari Numi Augg. Alexandrini (Trieste, 2007)]. 24 mm., 11.25 g.


    Next, another Claudius Provincial.
  7. The Meat man

    The Meat man Supporter! Supporter

    One of my favorites:

    Next, a provincial of his successor.
  8. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    There is a cloud named after it.
    If that is a bridge to far then I'll tie it up with a nice little bow with Jupiter:
    Next: more Jove, Jupiter, Zeus
  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Next is a Nero Provincial!
  10. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    It just so happens that my latest purchase is a Nero provincial!

    Nero, AD 54-68.
    Roman provincial Æ 17.7 mm, 4.17 g, 1 h.
    Lydia, Tralles, c. AD 60.
    Obv: ΝΕΡⲰΝ ΚΑΙCΑΡ, bare head, right.
    Rev: ΚΑΙC-ΑΡΕⲰΝ, bundle of four grain ears.
    Refs: RPC I, 2657; BMC 22.345, 125-27; SNG Cop 692; RG 5426; SNG von Aulock --

    Next: Grain ears as a major design element.
  11. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Roman Republic, As Grave (heavy bronze) Quadrans, cast 289 - 265 BC.
    Obverse with open right hand held flat, three pellets beside.
    Reverse with two plump barley grains, pellets between.

    D-Camera Roman Republic, 280-276 BC   Anonymous. Aes Grave,  Quadrans, HJB 5-24-20.jpg

    Next: An ancient coin, Byzantine, Roman or Greek, commonly used to pay for imported grain shipments from Egypt. (No letters of credit back then)
    Last edited: May 10, 2022
  12. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    I posted a Nero provincial? And no need for yelling.
    Next: more Jove, Jupiter, Zeus
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  13. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    This sestertius of Nero has Annona who is a representation of the Grain supply to Rome , and Ceres, the goddess of agriculture. Also, there is the prow of a ship used in the grain transport.

  14. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    For Ryro's request, Jupiter on denarius of civil war , 59AD.

    next, Saturn.

  15. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    Spanish Imitative Issue.
    Roman Republican Æ semis, 5.70 g, 20.1 mm, 4 h.
    Uncertain mint, 1st century BC.
    Obv: Laureate head of Saturn, right; S (mark of value) behind.
    Rev: Prow, right; S above; ROMA below.
    Refs: ACIP 2659; Burgos R44.

    Next: Spanish.
  16. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Iberic Spain, Sekaisa. AE23, early 1st century BC.
    Obverse..Youthful male head right between two dolphins.
    Reverse..Celtiberian legend SEKAISA beneath horseman galloping right, holding spear.
    Ripolles 1569; Burgos (1987), 699. Villaronga 39;

    Next ...more Spanish
  17. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    1641 CE 8 Maravedis Felipe IV.jpg
    Spanish Empire
    1641 AD
    AE 8 Maravedis

    Next: more "pirate coins", as eBay sellers tend to term these
  18. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I didn't recognize his young self. I was focusing on the Jupiter.
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  19. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    2-maravedis of Ferdinand V of Aragon & Isabella.jpg
    2-maravedis of Ferdinand V of Aragon & Isabella

    Next: City from Cilicia preferably during time of pirates.
    Last edited: May 10, 2022
  20. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    It seems that themes or challenges were ignored or skipped over, for whatever reason.
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  21. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Here's a Stater issued well before the pirates period of the 2nd - 1st centuries BC.

    Cicilia, Tarsos, 361-334 BC
    AR Stater

    10.7 grams

    D-Camera  CILICIA, Tarsos. Mazaios. Satrap of Cilicia, 361-334 BC. AR Stater, 10.7 g 01-01-21.jpg

    Next: Another coin from Cilicia.
    Last edited: May 10, 2022
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