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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Venus with the epithet, "Felix."

    Faustina Jr, Augusta AD 147-175.
    Roman AR Denarius, 3.18 g, 18.2 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 170-175.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right, with Beckmann type 9 hairstyle.
    Rev: VENVS FELIX, Venus seated left, holding small statuary group of the three graces and scepter.
    Refs: RIC 731 var.; BMC p. 407* accession no. 1982,0202.7; Temeryazev & Makarenko 240; Staal p. 142, p. 169.

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  3. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    JULIA MAMAEA. Æ. Sestertius. 224 AD
    Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA. Coated bust facing right.
    Rev: VENVS FELIX Seated Venus, with scepter and statue.
    16.58g. 27 mm.
    RIC. 701

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  4. ancientone

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    Tyche holding Ares.
    Ionia, Metropolis. Salonina AE22. Tyche holding Ares
    Obv: CAΛΩN XPVCOΓONH CЄBA. Draped bust right, wearing stephane and set upon crescent.
    Rev: ЄΠI CTP AVP ЄVΠOPOV B MHTPOΠOΛЄITΩN. Tyche standing l., holding cornucopia and Ares.
    Aur. Euporos II, strategos.

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  5. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)

    IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum
    Themistokles, AR Hemiobol, struck ca. 465-459 BC
    Dia.: 8 mm
    Wt.: 0.24 g
    Obv.: Head of Hephaistos right, wearing laureate pilos; Θ-E flanking /
    Rev.: ΘE monogram in dotted square border within incuse square.
    Ref.: Nollé & Wenninger 5a; Cahn & Gerin 8 = SNG München 585; SNG Copenhagen;
    Very rare.
    Ex Plankenhorn Collection of Ionian Coins

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  6. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Here's the head honcho, on the reverse. 4.29 grams.

    D-Camera Alexander III drachm, post. 4.29g Sal 4-2-22.jpg

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  7. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Aeolis - Lesbos - Apollo facing mussel 2 (2).jpg
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  8. Dafydd

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    Athena. Olympian Goddess, I guess we cannot be discriminatory!
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  9. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Here's an AE 30 of Henna, 44-36 BC, with Ceres (Demeter) on the obverse.

    16.17 grams

    D-Camera Roman Rep AE 30 Henna 44-36BC 16.17g RPC 661 Roma 72 705 10-2-21.jpg

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  10. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Take your pick:
    Pantheon Poster.png
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  11. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    12 Olympians - Roman republican style:
    12 Olympians.gif
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  12. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)

    The Nerva Antonines

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  13. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

    *Insert Pamela Anderson photo here.
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  14. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Family dinner... :)

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  15. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    Next: greek set
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  16. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    12 Olympians Scale.jpg
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  17. nerosmyfavorite68

    nerosmyfavorite68 Well-Known Member

    GP97579. Bronze tetrobol, Lorber CPE B275, Svoronos 505 (8 spec.), Weiser 28, SNG Milan 552, BMC Ptolemies -, SNG Cop -, Hosking -, Noeske -, Malter - obverse edge beveled, central depressions, Alexandria mint, weight 45.469g, maximum diameter 33.0mm,

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  18. nerosmyfavorite68

    nerosmyfavorite68 Well-Known Member

    I was thankful to finally have something which qualified. :wideyed:
  19. Ryro

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  20. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    Set of two duplicate Gratian coins I mistakenly bought thinking they were different reverse types... I was tired that day.

    378-383 AD AE2 Gratian Group.jpg

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  21. The Meat man

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    That's a chunk!
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