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  1. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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  3. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Magnus Maximus, 383 - 388 A.D.

    AE 2, 24mm 5.7 grams

    Diademed head right, draped and cuirassed

    Maximus standing left, crowned by Victory, raising kneeled, turreted figure of a woman

    Mintmark: TCON (Arles)

    Reference: RIC IX, 26A, Sear 20650



    Oops. Just realized this one was answered. Back to Elagabalus, please...
  4. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Elagabal Antioche.jpg
    Elagabalus, 8 assaria, Antioch on the Orontes.

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  5. Andres2

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  6. The Meat man

    The Meat man Supporter! Supporter

    Hey, I get to use my new coin! :)


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  7. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight No longer on CT

    Odoacer, Kingdom of Italy
    AE nummus
    Obv: OD[O-VAC], bare-headed, draped bust right
    Rev: Odoacer's monogram (letters ODOVA: “Odovacar”) within wreath
    Mint: Ravenna
    Date: 476-493 AD
    Ref: RIC X 3502


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  8. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    As far as ancient gold goes, $50 isn't too bad at all, but for my collection it was pretty expensive.

    960-1300 CE (Circa) AV 1.16 Massa 'Sandalwood' 'Ma in Nagari script' 0.16g 5mm S3 Combined.png
    Srivijaya of Sumatra
    c. 900 to 1300 AD
    AV 1/4 Kupang | 0.16 grams | 5mm wide
    Obv: Sandalwood flower
    Rev: Nagari script Ma character in Sumatran style
    Reported from the Musi River of Palembang, sold to me by a Singapore dealer

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  9. Edessa

    Edessa Well-Known Member

    Ionia. Uncertain mint. Circa 625-600 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (6.5mm, 0.62g). Obv Raised quadripartite swastika pattern. Rev. Incuse swastika pattern. Ref: Karwiese, Artemision Type II.7. Traité I 237. Weidauer -. Very fine. From the collection of a scholar. Ex Nomos. Just over $200 all in.

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  10. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Lydia EL third-stater. 610-546 BC. 4.69g. Obv: lion head. Rev: bipartite punches.
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  11. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

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  12. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    13mm? tiny... hopefully it qualifies as teeny tiny!:)


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  13. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    4mm. qualifies as teenie tiny, I think. The seal is a pun on the city's name:
    Phokaia, hemiobol, seal.jpg

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  14. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    RR aes grave Triens with lightning bolt / dolphin.

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  15. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Agrippa neptune.jpg

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  16. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    Is it just me, or does your coin have five pellets on the obverse?
    A triens with a quincunx obverse... Sweet!:)

    Edit: the middle pellet is of course part of the thunderbolt. Silly me...
    Last edited: May 19, 2022
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  17. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    Here's some Neptune!

    [​IMG] Claudius II, AD 268-270.
    Roman billon Antoninianus, 4.12 g, 20.6 mm, 5 h.
    Antioch, 1st emission, AD 268-269.
    Obv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate and draped bust of Claudius Gothicus, right.
    Rev: NEPTVN AVG, Neptune, standing left, holding dolphin in right hand and trident in left hand; A in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 214; MER/RIC temp 1018; Cohen 183; RCV 11353; Hunter 78; Huvelin 1990, 5.

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  18. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Phrygia. Aizanis. Agrippina II AD 50-59.
    Bronze Æ
    17 mm, 2,91 g
    ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑΝ ϹƐΒΑϹΤΗΝ, draped bust of Agrippina II, right / ΑΙΖΑΝΙΤΩΝ, draped bust of Persephone with ears of corn before
    RPC I, 3102; BMC 91, Cop 91H

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  19. Andres2

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  20. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Sicily Bronze.jpg
    Syracuse. Hiketas II. AE. 287-278 BC.
    7.26g, 24mm, 9h
    Obv: Head of Kore left, grain ear behind.
    Rev: Charioteer in biga right, star above
    SNG Cop.802, SNG ANS 760

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  21. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    another Hiketas II from Syracuse:

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