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  1. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)

    57 mm in length

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  3. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    I typed this up for the 37mm request but this fits for the next request as well!

    The region of Sumatra and the lower Malay Peninsula commonly used various tin ingots, perhaps most famously in the shape of a pyramid, including these tin clasp rods. The various tin ingots were common when Europeans arrived on the scene and most were generally attributed to the Colonial Period when other tin coinages issued by local sultanates and kingdoms were known. It wasn't until the early 2000's when a few dozen of these tin clasp rods were found in a shipwreck that has been accurately dated to the tenth century off the coast of Sumatra, proving that the tin ingots (more specifically, the tin clasp rods) were used as early as the tenth century, during the rule of the great Srivijaya Empire of Sumatra.

    Tin Ingot.png
    Period of the Srivijaya of Sumatra
    c. 900 AD
    Tin clasp ingot | 17.84 grams | 54mm long, 9mm wide, and 12mm tall

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  4. The Meat man

    The Meat man Supporter! Supporter

    Ancient Chinese? Very cool piece! How old is it?
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  5. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)

    Thanks :) Yes, it is Ancient Chinese. Details below.

    Ancient China
    Xin Dynasty
    Emperor Wang Mang (AD 7 - 23)
    Huo bu spade.
    Dim.: 57 mm x 22.5 mm
    Wt.: 16.09 g
    Obv.: HUO BU (“Money spade”).
    Rev.: Blank, as made.
    Ref.: Hartill 9.30
    Ex Sallent collection
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  6. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Supporter! Supporter

    12-hours have past - I will stay in the theme of "non-western" with this unusual coin that I don't know much about:
    Maghas of Kausambi.jpg
    India, Post-Kushan, c.257-265 A.D, Maghas of Kausambi, Bhimavarman, AE Unit, Z-275070;

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  7. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member


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  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Kushan Dynasty



    Vima Kadphises, 95-127 AD.

    AE Tetradrachm, 28mm, 16.5g, 2h.

    Obv. BACIΛEΥC BACIΛEωN OOHMO MEΓAC OOHM KAΔΦICHC; Kadphises, standing facing, head left, sacrificing over altar to left and holding hand on hilt; to left, filleted trident behind, tamgha and club to right.

    Rev: Shiva with three heads standing facing, holding trident in raised right hand and resting lowered left hand on bull Nandi standing to right, behind; tamgha above to left.with kharoshthi legend maharaja rajadhiraja sarvaloga isvarasa mahesvarasa.
    Mitchner 3040

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  9. AncientNumis

    AncientNumis Active Member

    Here’s one - sorry for the bad photo - just took it right now.

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  10. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    610-641 AD AE 40 Nummi Heraclius 'Three figures forward' 'Large M' 6.08g 27mm S1.png
    Byzantine Empire
    610-641 AD
    AE 40 Nummi | 6.08g | 27mm
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  11. Shea19

    Shea19 Well-Known Member

    Caracalla, AR Denarius, circa 213-217 A.D., Rome, (22mm.,3.02g.) Laureate head of Caracalla to right/ Rev. VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and spear and leaning on shield set on helmet. RIC 311b.

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  12. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Supporter! Supporter

    Lucilla Venus Sestertius:

    Lucilla Venus Sestertius.jpg

    another Venus or Aphrodite
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  13. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    This appears to be the antoninianus version of @Shea19's denarius:

    Caracalla AR Antoninianus, 215-217 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen half from behind, ANTONINUS PIUS AVG GERM / Rev. Venus standing left, holding scepter in left arm and Victory on right hand, resting left elbow on round shield set on helmet, VENUS -VIC-TRIX. RSC III 608(c), RIC IV-3 311(d), BMCRE 80-81, Sear RCV II 6784. 22x24 mm., 4.94 g. Ex: Stephen M. Huston Sale 153, Lot 126 (ca. 1997).


    And here's a Venus on a denarius of Caracalla's wife:

    Plautilla (wife of Caracalla; issued under Septimius Severus & Caracalla), AR Denarius, AD 202-205 [Sear: AD 204], Rome Mint. Obv. Draped bust right, hair in nearly vertical waves* and drawn into coiled plait at neck, PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA / Rev. Venus Victrix standing half-left, holding apple in outstretched right hand and palm frond in left hand, resting left arm on large oval shield set on ground; to left, Cupid standing left, holding helmet in outstretched left hand, VENVS VICTRIX. RIC IV (Caracalla) 369, RSC III (Plautilla) 25, Sear RCV II 7074 (ill. p. 549), BMCRE V (Septimius Severus & Caracalla) 429 (p. 238). 19 mm., 3.65 g., 5 h. Purchased from Classical Numismatic Group, LLC (CNG) E-Auction 515, May 4, 2022, Lot 589.


    *Another variety of the same type shows Plautilla's hair in horizontal waves.

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  14. nerosmyfavorite68

    nerosmyfavorite68 Well-Known Member

    I don't have anything which qualifies for the most recent challenge...

    Is there any way to jump to the last post when checking a thread? I keep almost posting the wrong coin, as I keep landing a page or two behind.
  15. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Supporter! Supporter

    your best bet is to refresh the page - how you do this will vary with your browser - Step 1: in Firefox it is right click on the page and select the refresh icon (a circle with arrow)
    in Edge it looks like this (right click then refresh)
    in Chrome you right-click and reload

    Step 2: then choose the last page of the current thread.
    Hope that helps
    Last edited: May 21, 2022
  16. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    12 hours have passed since my own post! So I'll try an easier request: more Venus!
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  17. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Hehe. With pleasure!
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  18. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    I'm drawn to the CONSTANTINOPOLI(S) and VRBS ROMA commemoratives! Here's a pair from Siscia.

    Constantinopolis Commemorative Siscia.jpg

    VRBS ROMA Wolf and Twins Siscia.jpg

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  19. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Yes, those are great, heres another one:
    P1140478 (2).JPG

    next:Siscia mint
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  20. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Maximianus, follis, Siscia Mint, 286-310 AD

    D-Camera Maximianus Follis, Silvered, 286-310 AD, Siscia Mint,, 7-21-20.jpg

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    Antony and Cleopatra Plummer Caldwell Stratford 5-16-22.jpg
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  21. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Supporter! Supporter

    Antony and Cleopatra with Christopher Plummer and Zoe Caldwell, 1967(?). Here is my coin of Cleopatra...unfortunately not a portrait coin.
    Ptolemy Cleopatra Tet.jpg
    Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, Cleopatra VII and Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos Auletes ("Flute Player"), 80-51 BC, AR Tetradrachm, dated regnal year 30 (52/1 BC)
    Obv: Diademed head right, wearing aegis
    Rev: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, palm over shoulder; LΛ above crown of Isis before; ΠA behind
    Svoronos 1840; Plate LXI.25

    Notes on this coin are here: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt

    Mark Antony
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