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  1. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

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    CILICIA. Soloi (ca 1st century BC) AE19
    Obv: Head of Artemis right, wearing stephane.
    Rev: ΣΟΛΕΩΝ - Double cornucopia; to left, Є above Θ.
    Ziegler -; SNG BN 1209-10 var. (controls); SNG Levante 865 var. (same)
    5,68 g, 19 mm

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  3. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    10 euro + 2 euro shipping

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  4. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Spain, Kelse-Celsa. Augustus. 27 BC-14 AD. AE Unit (10.98 gm, 28mm). Velilla de Ebro (Zaragoza) mint.
    Obv.: IMP. CAESAR. DIVI. F. AVGVSTVS. COS. XII, laureate head right.
    Rev.: CN. DOMIT. C. POMPEI. II. VIR. C. V I. CEL, bull standing right. Abh. 811. VF.
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    Not sure if @Andres2 was being specific with the name ie Octavian post 26BC ?
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  5. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    Next: OB CIVIS SERVATOS
     
  6. The Meat man

    The Meat man Supporter! Supporter

    I've got 77a:

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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    AUGUSTUS
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: CAESAR AVGVSTVS - Bare head right
    REVERSE: OB/CIVIS/ SERVATOS - Legend in three lines within oak-wreath, ties inward
    Colonia Patricia mint 19 BC
    3.3g, 17mm
    RIC 77A, C208

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  8. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    I think anything post-49 BCE qualifies as "Late Republic," what with that river being crossed and all. So, this:

    Roman Republic, Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, 47/46 BCE, N. Africa, Utica (provincial capital 30 mi. NW of site of Carthage) or mobile military mint traveling with Scipio’s camp [see Sear Imperatorial (CRI), infra at p. 34]. Obv. Laureate head of Jupiter right, Q. METEL around to right, PIVS in exergue (PI ligate)/ Rev. African elephant walking right, SCIPIO above, IMP in exergue. Crawford 459/1, Sear Imperatorial (CRI) 45 (pp. 33-34) [David Sear, The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49-27 BC (1998)], RSC I Caecilia [Babelon] 47 (ill. p. 21), Sear RCV I 1379 (ill. p. 262), RBW Collection 1601 (ill. p. 337), BMCRR Africa 1, Claire Rowan, From Caesar to Augustus (c. 49 BC - AD 14), Using Coins as Sources (Cambridge 2019) at pp. 44-45 & Fig. 2.22. 19.5 mm., 3.78 g. Purchased from Germania Inferior Numismatics, Netherlands, Dec. 2021.*

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    *Issued by Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio (ca. 95-46 BCE), a great-great-great-grandson of Scipio Africanus [see Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quintus_Caecilius_Metellus_Pius_Scipio], and also a member of the Caecilii Metelli family by testamentary adoption [id.]. He issued this coin as the commander-in-chief of the remaining Pompeian forces in North Africa after Pompey’s defeat at Pharsalus and subsequent assassination, leading up to their defeat by Caesar at the Battle of Thapsus (in present-day Tunisia) on 6 Feb. 46 BCE. [Remainder of footnote omitted.]

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  10. Edessa

    Edessa Well-Known Member

    Roman Republic. L. Scipio Asiagenus. 106 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (20mm, 3.72g, 1h). Rome mint. Obv: Laureate head of Jupiter left; •/M below chin. Rev: Jupiter driving quadriga right, holding thunderbolt, scepter, and reins; L•SCIP•ASIAG in exergue. Ref: Crawford 311/1b; Sydenham 576a; Cornelia 24c; RBW –. Good Very Fine, light iridescent toning. Ex Coin Galleries, 28 Jun 1969. Ex Herakles Numismatics, Feb 2022.

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  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    ANONYMOUS
    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
    Gifted by Ryro

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  12. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    This was a Secret Saturnalia gift a few years back. It's a favorite.

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    Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.26g, 17.2 mm, 5 h.
    Rome, AD 161.
    Obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, head of Antoninus Pius, bare, right, with drapery on left shoulder.
    Rev: CONSECRATIO, ustrinum of four tiers decorated with garlands and statues and surmounted by a quadriga.
    Refs: RIC 438; BMCRE 60-64; RSC 164a; RCV 5193; MIR 24.
    Notes: Also struck with a right-facing bare head (no drapery) portrait.

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  13. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    My Saturnalia gift ...Still don't know from whom, but again thanks...
    SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Gordian III, AD 238-244.
    AR Tetradrachm, 28mm, 13.7g, 6h, struck AD 238-240.
    Obv..Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev..Eagle standing facing with spread wings, head turned to left, holding wreath in beak. //SC
    McAlee 862.....Prieur 279.

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    Same theme...
     
  14. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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  15. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

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    Alexandria, Egypt. Salonina Tetradrachm
    KOΡNHΛIA CAΛΩNEINA CEB, draped bust right / Elpis (Spes) standing left holding flower and hem of skirt, palm before, LIΔ behind. Year 14 = 266-267 AD.

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  16. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  17. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

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    Next: an imperfect flan
     
  18. Mr Ancient Coin

    Mr Ancient Coin Active Member

    Didn’t specify if the imperfections had to be unintentional:)
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  19. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Macedon, Alexander III, AR tetradrachm, Susa Mint, 336-323 BC.

    A late lifetime or early posthumous issue.

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  20. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

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  21. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    New style owl...
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    Next: A helmet with a design showing an animal or part of an animal (i.e. this coin shows Pegasus on Athena’s helmet).
     
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