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  1. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Thank you both...
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  3. Ryro

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  4. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Bronze Æ 22 mm, 6,37 g

    Pontic Kingdom, Amisos. Mithradates VI. 120-63 B.C, local civic issue of common type under Mithradates VI. 100-85 B.C. Facing Gorgonion as boss of fleece (aegis)-covered, octagonal shield / AMI-ΣOY, ethnic across fields divided by Nike, walking right, holding wreath and palm-branch; monograms in lower fields. SNG Cop.167 var; SNG BM Black Sea 1177-91; HGC 7, 242

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  5. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member


    Next: another aegis
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  6. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    D-Camera Ptolemy I Soter, tet., Uncertain Cypriot mint Kition, Svoronos 124  14.7g  01-9-21.jpg

    Next: An assassination of a would-be tyrant, "Et Tu Bru.....?" (the unkindest cut of them all), subject of a famous play by Shakespeare - Any coin of any of the characters.
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  7. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Julius Caesar denarius...

    next, any coin relating to his assassin Brutus , family, ancestry etc,,,

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  8. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    a nice portrait of Julius Caesar, @octavius. Here's my almost comical portrait of Octavian and his "father".
    Julius Caesar and Octavian AE.jpg
    Octavian and Divus Julius Caesar, South Italy, 38 BC. Æ Sestertius (or Dupondius?) (28mm, 8.84g, 3h). Bare head of Octavian r. R/ Wreathed head of Divus Julius Caesar r. Crawford 535/1; RPC I 620 (contemporary imitation?)

    I haven't pull this one out recently - Brutus advertising his tyrannicidal ancestors on both maternal and paternal sides....a warning to would be tyrants in 54 BC.
    Brutus Ahala Bearded.jpg

    Next: a coin with fine style...
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  9. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    As someone who really doesn't subscribe nor try to pay to much attention to grades, I will give it a go. Despite some wear the style is certainly masterful/ Fine (or does wear down grade a "fine" coin? I thought it was about artistry):
    Next: more beeeeautiful Roman Republic coins
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  10. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: BON EVENT LIBO, diademed head of Bonus Eventus right
    REVERSE: PVTEAL above, SCRIBON below, well-head ornamented with garland and two lyres, hammer at base
    Rome 62 BC
    3.2g, 18mm
    Cr416/1a., Scribonia 8a

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  11. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    well head.jpg

    Next: head , well decorated
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  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Twelve hour rule: Next up any Roman Republic coin of your choice
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  13. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Ar RR denarius of Palicanus ;Libertas with Rostrum reverse. 00184q00.jpg

    next , another RR with Libertas....
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  14. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)


    Next: Nicely toned Roman Republican coin.
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  15. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    gold toned:

    next: Dioscuri

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  16. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Roman Republic, C. Fonteius, AR Denarius, 114-113 BCE. Obv. Laureate, Janiform head of the Dioscuri, control mark N under left chin [mark of value * (= 16) under right chin is worn off], one dot beneath head / Rev. Galley left with three rowers, gubernator (pilot) at stern, rudder beneath stern, apotropaic eye on side, three-pronged ram with wolf’s head above extending from prow, banners/streamers extending from stern, C • FONT above (N and T in monogram), ROMA below. Crawford 290/1, RSC I Fonteia 1 (ill.), Sear RCV I 167 (ill.), Sydenham 555, BMCRR Italy 597-616. 20 mm., 3.90 g. Ex Auctiones GmbH, eAuction 67, Lot 55, 15 March 2020; ex CNG Auction May 2012, Lot 293; ex Bruce R. Brace Collection.*

    Fonteius (Dioscuri-Galley) jpg version.jpg

    * According to H.A. Seaby in RSC I (at p. 48), the Janiform head on the obverse relates to the origins of the Fonteia gens -- which claimed as its founder Fons or Fontus, supposedly the son of Janus -- and the galley on the reverse relates to the naval exploits of the moneyer’s ancestor P. Fonteius Capito, who was praetor in Sardinia in 169 BCE. Crawford disagrees. (See Vol. I at p. 305.) He states that there is no good evidence for the existence of Fontus, and that the Janiform head should instead be regarded as that of the Dioscuri, because the gens Fonteia came from Tusculum, the chief cult-center of the Dioscuri in Latium. Crawford also states that the reverse is “doubtless” an allusion to the transmarine origin of Telegonus (the son of Ulysses and Circe), who was the legendary founder of Tusculum. Sear agrees with Crawford. [Remainder of footnote omitted.]

    Next, another Roman Republican denarius depicting a galley (or other ship) on the reverse.
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  17. Ryro

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  18. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    L. Cupiennius, 147 BC.
    Roman Republican AR denarius, 3.89 g, 17.7 mm, 3 h.
    Rome, 147 BC.
    Obv: Helmeted head of Roma, right; cornucopiae behind; denominational mark X before.
    Rev: Dioscuri galloping right; L·CVP (VP ligatured) below; ROMA in exergue.
    Refs: Crawford (RRC) 218/1; RSC Cupiennia 1; Sydenham (CRR) 404; RCV 94.

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  19. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Mn. Fonteius C.f. 85 BC. AR Denarius 3.72gr. Rome
    MN·FONTEI (NT ligate)– C·F Laureate head of Apollo Veiovis r.; below, thunderbolt and below chin, RA ligate. Rev. Cupid on goat r.; above, pileii. In exergue, thyrsus. The whole within laurel wreath. FFC 717. B. Fonteia 9. Syd. 724. Cr. 353/1a.

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  20. Andres2

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  21. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Thrace, Philippopolis. Marcus Aurelius AE19. Ares Borghese
    Obv: Marcus Aurelius bust r.
    Rev: Ares Borghese, nude, stg. l, round shield on his r. forearm.
    Varbanov 811.

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