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  1. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Roman Republic, C. Caecilius Metellus Caprarius, AR Denarius 125 BCE. Obv. Head of Roma right wearing winged Phrygian helmet with crest in form of head and beak of eagle (i.e, griffin); behind, ROMA downwards; before, mark of value * (= XVI) [off flan] / Rev. Jupiter, crowned with wreath by flying Victory above, in biga of elephants left, holding thunderbolt in left hand and reins in right hand; in exergue, C•METELLVS (ME ligate). 17 mm., 3.90 g. Crawford 269/1, BMCRR I 1180-1182 (& Vol. III Pl. xxx 8), RSC I Caecilia 14, Sear RCV I 145. Purchased from Dix Noonan Webb Auction 253, 13 April 2022, Lot 1247; ex. Spink Numismatic Circular Dec. 1985, No. 8404 at p. 334. [Footnote omitted.]


    Next, Republican elephant(s). By which I mean Roman Republican, not the other kind.
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  3. Dafydd

    Dafydd Supporter! Supporter

    Not the best image but you can see the elephant.
    ScipioA.jpg ScipioB.jpg
    Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, Caecilia, Denarius, Traveling Mint with Scipio in Africa, 47-46 BC, Silver, Crawford:459/1, Laureate head of Jupiter right, African elephant walking right, Q·METEL PIVS, SCIPIO IMP

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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Diademed head of Pietas right; stork standing right before
    REVERSE: Q C M P I beneath elephant walking left w/bell hanging from neck
    Northern Italy, 79 BC-77 BC
    3.75g; 18mm
    Caecilia 43; Crawford 374/1; Syd 750; Sear 301

    Next: Pietas
  5. Mr Ancient Coin

    Mr Ancient Coin Active Member

    here’s a Bactrian helmet decorated with bull's horn 15B7ADEA-E93A-4327-B43E-F6704FDF763E.jpeg Next: a Roman Empress
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  6. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. AR Denarius (3,84g). Rome mint.
    Struck under Septimius Severus, circa AD 200-207.
    Obverse.JVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust right
    Reverse.PIETAS AVGG Pietas standing left, holding acerrum (incence box) and dropping incense onto lighted and garlanded altar to left.
    RIC IV 572 (Septimius); RSC 150.

    More Pietas
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  7. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1180315Pietas (2).JPG

    Next: sacrifice at altar
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  8. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    My first sestertius.

    Gordian III, 238-240 AD
    AE Sestertius
    Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG; Draped laureate bust facing right.
    Reverse: PM TR P II COS PP S C; Gordian standing left, sacrificing over tripod.
    Van Meter 95/2.

    D-Camera Gordian III sestertius 239 AD Empsacrificing 20.7 g first ses RIC 280 4-6-21.jpg

    Next: A coin of the antagonist in the 2000 movie Gladiator.
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  9. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    Next: Commodus
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  10. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Commodus Denarius.jpg
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  11. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    normal_commodus_together (1).jpg
    More of the same..
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  12. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Sestertius, Annona reverse, 181 AD

    BMC 442 note, citing Naville II, 1922, 1027 (same dies as this coin); bust variety of C 4-5 and BM 442-445.

    ex Harlan Berk; 25.08 grams.

    D-Camera Commodus sestertius 181AD Annona rev BM 442 bust var C 4-5 BMC 442-45 25.08g 5-12-22.jpg

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  13. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Commodus. 180-192. AR Denarius 2.66gr. Rome
    A.D. 186. M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT, laureate head of Commodus right / FID EXERC P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P: Commodus standing, left on platform, three soldiers standing, right holding legionary eagles. RIC II 130; RSC 143

    Next - another coin with a similar defect (a part of it missing)
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  14. Dafydd

    Dafydd Supporter! Supporter

    OK so I'm not 100% sure of the 12 hour rule so if this is wrong someone enlighten me. I have assumed that it allows a post within 12 hours on a theme which is good for me if I'm out at work or with time zone differences.


    256-260 AD. Uncertain Syrian mint. Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG legend with radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: PIETAS AVGG legend with Valerian and Gallienus standing, facing each other, sacrificing over altar, one holding eagle-tipped sceptre, the other a parazonium. RIC 285; Sear 9955 (obverse variant").3.64 grams.

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    I guess whatever was next ...
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  15. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @Dafydd ...As far as I'm aware the 12hr rule is when a person posts a particular coin with its related continuation and this criteria is not met...Hence after 12 hours someone can post another coin completely unrelated to the previous request with their own criteria to continue....:confused:...Does that make sense?
    Did I actually do something incorrect here?
    I was just following @Bing call for Pietas?
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  16. Dafydd

    Dafydd Supporter! Supporter

    Ah @Spaniard Got it! Thank you so much. Everyone please ignore my earlier faux pas.
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  17. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    What trips me up is that per the OP, it doesn't have to be related. Once you champion the request you are allowed to pick and entirely new request. (Though I am pretty sure I and most the rest do our best to tie it in everytime)
    But, YES, 12 hour rule just means that if someone picks something too silly or unavailable for anyone on the board at the time then street twelve hours restarts the game with a new subject.
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  18. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    ....Nope!...It's a nice coin you got my like....
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  19. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Missing pieces is like half my collection my man:shame:
    Take your pick:
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    Next: more broken coins
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  20. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Well-Known Member

    First is a coin I got from my Secret Santa a few years back. The second one is the same type with a full flan I got from Leu at the begining of this year



    Next : a coin you got as a gift, be it Secret Santa or other

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  21. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    This Licinius was a Saturnalia gift from my Secret Saturn.

    Licinius I, AD 308-324.
    Roman billon follis, 2.71 g, 18.3 mm, 11 h.
    Heraclea, second officina, AD 317-18.
    Obv: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG, Laureate and draped bust right, holding globe, scepter and mappa.
    Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, three-turreted gateway of military camp; Λ in right field; SMHB in exergue.
    Refs: RIC vii, p. 547, 48 var. (bust right); Cohen 145; RCV 15268.

    Next: Someone holding a mappa.
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