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  1. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Licinius I (308-324 AD) AE3 Reduced Follis 18mm
    Obverse- IMPLICINIVS AVG- Laureate,draped bust left holding globe sceptre and mappa.
    Reverse- PROVDENTIAE AVGG- Campgate with 3 turrets,no door,8 layers.
    Exergue- HTA minted (316-317)Heraclea Thrace 1st oficina...RIC VII#15

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  3. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    STR is the second ("secunda") officina of Trier:
    Rom – Constantinus II Junior, AE 3, Lagertor, Trier.png
    Constantine II, Roman Empire, AE3, 326AD, Trier. Obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, bust of Constantine II, laureate, draped, cuirassed, l. Rev: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, globe on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX; camp gate with two turrets, star above; in exergue, STR crescent. 19mm, 3.01g. Ref: RIC VII Treveri 479.

    Next: 3rd officina of any mint or ruler
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  4. Dafydd

    Dafydd Supporter! Supporter


    Severus Alexander AD 222-235. Rome
    Sestertius Æ

    31mm., 17,11g.

    Carry on theme.
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  5. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Constans Cyzicus 4 th officina workshop


    next: Constans
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  6. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Constans AD 337-350. Siscia
    Follis Æ
    19 mm, 2,06 g
    RIC VIII Siscia 232
    Date Range: AD 348 - AD 350
    Obv: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, bust of Constans, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right / Rev: FEL•TEMP•REPARATIO, Phoenix, radiate, standing right on rocky mound. Mintmark ΓSIS•

  7. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    Next: Constantius II
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  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Constantius II 2.jpg
    OBVERSE: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards. ASIS zigzag in ex.
    Struck at Siscia 351-355 AD
    2.39 g, 17 mm
    RIC VIII 352

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  9. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    352-353 CE AE Follis Constantius Gallus Heraclea Mint.PNG

    Next: Your first coin of a "classic" type/series
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  10. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Supporter! Supporter

    Today I have quite a few Alexander III, "The Great", coins. This was my first - a lucky purchase with CNG provenance and an unpublished type - the wildwinds example of this variant of Price 1379 with Artemis under the chair and no "buckle" in left field. Here's what the "buckle" looks like:
    Macedon, Alexander III (336-323 BC), AR Drachm, Nice VF Ex CNG Inventory 725215, (4.22 gm), Lampsakos mint, struck 323-317 BC.
    Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress
    Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; Artemis left with torch beneath throne.
    Ref: Price 1379 var (no symbol in left field). Unpublished variety without 'belt-buckle' symbol in left field. One other example that I know of, appears to be same reverse die and different obverse die.

    A few of my favorite Alexander's are on display here: Parthian Beginnings.

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    Last edited: May 13, 2022
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  11. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    I got this cool coin (first coin in the world to display the VOC monogram) in a group for $45. Amongst it were a Roman denarius, a gilded British trial penny/token, and some other goodies. I sold the denarius for $45 later at a coin show so this one is a freebie, in a way.

    1644 AD 0.5 Stuiver 6.53g S1 Combined.jpg Dutch East India Company (Indonesia)
    1644 AD
    1/2 Stuiver | 6.53 grams
    Cast tin alloy

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  12. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

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  13. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    What's the story on this rad helmet here; what is it? I would've guessed a tower with spire first.
  14. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    It's the first Macedonian coin showing the Spiked helmet design:
    Tryphon, Diodotus
    Antioch, 141 BCE, AE 18mm, 4.7g
    Obvs: Head of Tryphon right diademed.
    Revs: BAΣΙΛEΩΣ TPYФΩNOΣ AYTOKPATOPOΣ, Spiked Macedonian helmet. Grain to left
    Order # G 139
    SC 2034.2b Ex:Savoca
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  15. Shea19

    Shea19 Well-Known Member

    The reverse is what makes this type so popular, but the crested helmet with Pegasus on the obverse is pretty cool too:


    Pontos, Amisos, Time of Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 100-85 BC. (AE, 30 mm, 19.58 g). Head of Athena to r., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Pegasus. Rev.AMI-ΣOY Perseus standing facing, holding harpa in his right hand and head of Medusa in his left; Medusa's body at his feet, monograms to lower left and right.

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  16. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Domitian Caesar (son of Vespasian), AR Denarius 76 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Laureate head right, bearded, CAESAR AVG F • DOMITIANVS (Counter-clockwise beginning at 5:00) / Rev. Pegasus stepping right with left foreleg raised, wings curling to right, COS IIII above (with line above IIII to signify numerals) [Domitian COS IIII = AD 76; see table at Sear RCV I p. 308]. 19 mm., 3.43 g. RIC II.1 Vespasian 921 (2007 ed.), old RIC II 238 (1926 ed.), RSC II 47, Sear RCV I 2637 (ill. p. 485), BMCRE 193. Purchased from cgb.fr, March 2022.

    Domitian Caesar denarius Pegasus.jpg

    Next, another Domitian denarius with something or someone on the reverse other than Minerva.
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  17. Dafydd

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    Lighted and garlanded altar, struck from aureus dies? 19.16 mm 3.22 gms

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  18. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Domitian. 81-96 AR Denarius (3.17 gm, 18mm). Rome mint. Struck 81 AD.
    Obv.: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right.
    Rev.: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod surmounted by a dolphin right. RICII# 74.
    These early type portraits are my favourite and coupled with an interesting reverse, the tripod and dolphin, being symbols of Apollo.


    Next...counter clockwise legend.
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  19. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Supporter! Supporter

    too late - but fortunately also:
    Domitian Princeps Ivventvti.jpg
    Domitian, As Caesar, AD 69-81, AR Denarius, Rome mint, struck under Titus, AD 80-81
    Obv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right
    Rev: PINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, goat standing left within laurel wreath
    Ref: RIC II.1 267 (Titus); RSC 390

    Vesuvius erupted August 24, 79 AD. Pliny the Younger writes to historian Tacitus:

    "We could hear women shrieking, children crying and men shouting. Some were calling for their parents, their children, or their wives, and trying to recognize them by their voices. Some people were so frightened of dying that they actually prayed for death. Many begged for the help of the gods, but even more imagined that there were no gods left and that the last eternal night had fallen on the world."
    -Pliny the Younger, 2nd Letter to Tacitus

    and I will add a modern scene of Vesuvius from Norwegian painter Johan Christian Dahl in 1824. He witnessed this eruption Christmas 1820 and made an oil sketch which became the basis for the painting given to the Prince of Denmark (future King Christian VIII).
    upload_2022-5-14_7-8-54.png Public Domain Image with thanks to the MET.
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  20. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    I guess we're still on "counterclockwise legend."

    Tiberius, AD 14-37.
    Roman AR Denarius, 3.87 g, 18.5 mm, 5 h.
    Lugdunum, AD 16-37.
    Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head, right.
    Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Female figure seated right, holding long olive branch and inverted spear; legs of chair ornate, triple line below.
    Refs: RIC 28; BMCRE 42-44; RSC 16b; RCV 1763 var.

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  21. Sulla80

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