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  1. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    severus antioch.jpg
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  3. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Supporter! Supporter

    moving from Severina to Severus Alexander and from Antioch to Alexandria.
    This tetradrachm from 3rd century AD Roman Egypt:
    Severus Alexander Egypt Tet 2.jpg
    EGYPT, Alexandria, SEVERus Alexander, AD 222-235, Potin Tetradrachm (23mm, 12.39 g, 12h), dated RY 13 (AD 233/234)
    Obv: Α ΚΑI ΜA ΑΥΡ СЄΥ ΑΛЄΞΑΝΔΡΟС ЄY, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    Rev: Dikaiosyne standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and scales; L IΓ (date) to left, palm frond to right
    Ref: Köln 2486; Dattari (Savio) 4295; K&G 62.194; Emmett 3096.13

    Dikaiosyne was the personified spirit of righteousness and justice.

    Next: another deity that can be linked to righteousness, justice, or fairness (Greek, Roman, or other)
  4. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Vespasian AD 69-79. Rome
    As Æ
    23 mm, 11,02 g
    RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 287
    Date: AD 71
    Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Head of Vespasian, laureate, right / Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVSTI S C, Aequitas, draped. standing left, holding scales in right hand and long vertical rod in left

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  5. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    Mamertinoi, pentonkion, Messanan.jpg

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  6. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Macrinus Augustus and Diadumenian Caesar, AE Pentassarion [5 Assaria], 217-218 AD, Marcianopolis Mint, Moesia Inferior [now Devnya, Bulgaria] (Pontianus, consular legate). Obv. Confronted heads of Macrinus, laureate, right, and Diadumenian, bareheaded, left, [AVT K OΠE]Λ CEV MAKPEINOC K M OΠEΛ ANTΩNEINOC [bracketed portion off flan][ = Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Augustus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antoninus ] / Rev. Hermes standing facing, head left, holding purse in extended right hand and caduceus in left hand; chlamys hanging over left arm; E [mark of value for “5”] in right field, VΠ Macrinus ΠONTIANOV MAP-KIANOΠOΛEITΩN (ΩN ligate) [ = Consular Legate Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis]. AMNG I/I 740 [Pick, Behrendt, Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien, Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands Vol. I/I (Berlin, 1898) at pp. 240-241]; BMC 3 Thrace 35 [R.S. Poole, ed. A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Vol. 3, The Tauric Chersonese, Sarmatia, Dacia, Moesia, Thrace, etc. (London, 1877) at p. 32]; Hristova & Jekov [Nina Hristova & Gospodin Jekov, The Local Coinage of the Roman Empire - Moesia Inferior, I - III c. A.D., MARCIANOPOLIS (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria 2006)]; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol. I, 1192 var. (E to left) [Ivan Varbanov, Greek Imperial Coins And Their Values, Volume I: Dacia, Moesia Superior & Moesia Inferior (English Edition) (Bourgas, Bulgaria, 2005)]; Diadumenian.com /marcianopolis5.html, No. Mar5.33d. 25 mm, 12.89 g. Purchased from Kirk Davis, Cat # 75, Fall 2020, Lot 62; ex.: Dr. Paul Rynearson (ca. 2003). (Coin is double die match to Lot 696, CNG Triton XII Auction, Jan. 5, 2009.)


    Next: more confronted heads on a Roman Provincial.
  7. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Supporter! Supporter

    Demeter, Kora (Persephone) and Triptolemos with thanks to the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1872 - 1887).
    Mesembria Philip II Demeter.jpg
    Roman Provincial Coin, Thrace, Mesambria, Philip II (Caesar, 244-247), AE (27mm, 12.25g)
    Obv: MAP IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC / KAICAP, bare head of Philipp II right vis-a-vis (aka confronted) draped bust of Serapis left, wearing kalathos.
    Rev: MECAMBPIANΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn ears and long torch.
    Ref: Varbanov 4283

    Next: Demeter, Kore or Triptolemos
  8. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member


    Lucania, Metapontom stater
    Head of Demeter right hair bound with fillet, wearing earring. Punch mark on ear.

    METAΠON (retrograde) Ear of barely with leaf to right; on which palmette.

    circa 400-340


    Noe 485b. Jameson 287. SNG Lloyd 365. SNG ANS 367. Historia Numorum Italy 1540.

    An extremely rare variety, only two specimens cited by Noe

    Next: Demeter but as Ceres
  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    L Furius CNF Brocchus.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Bust of Ceres right between wheat-ear and barley-corn; III VIR across field, BROCCHI below
    REVERSE: Curule chair between fasces; L. FVRI/CN. F above
    Rome 63 BC
    3.9g, 20mm
    Cr414/1; Furia 23

    Next: Grain
  10. Edessa

    Edessa Well-Known Member

    Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. Albinus Bruti f. 48 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.66g, 3h). Rome mint. Obv: A·POSTVMIVS–COS; Bare head of the consul Aulus Postumius Albinus right. Rev: ALBINV/BRVTI•F; in two lines within wreath of grain ears. Ref: Crawford 450/3b; CRI 27; Sydenham 943a; Postumia 14. Good Very Fine, nicely toned. Ex Peus Auction 382 (26 Apr 2005), Lot 357. Ex Nilus Coins.

    Next: Another Postumia.
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  11. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    RR denarius - L. Albinus Postumius, Diana / 3 horsemen C. 96 BCE.
    next, RR 2nd century BC.

  12. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    C. Antesti. Denarius. 146 BC
    Obv: C·ANTESTI. Helmeted head of Roma right; X below chin.
    Rev: Dioscuri on horseback riding right; below, dog running right.
    18.50 mm., 3.99 g.
    Babelon Antestia 1. Sydenham 411. Crawford 219/1e.

    Next: another 2nd century BC RR.
  13. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Well-Known Member

    T. Veturius Gracchus f. Sempronius Ar Denarius 137 BC Obv Bust of Mars right draped wearing Corinthian style helmet. Rv Oath taking scene Youth in center kneeling holding a pig flanked by two soldiers each using swords touching the pig. Crawford 234/1 3.95 grms 19 mm Photo by W. Hansen 234-c.jpg
    This coin does begin the rather spectacular transformation of the denarius from a simple economic instrument to a vehicle of propaganda. So in keeping next coin 1st Century Roman Republican Denarius
  14. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Next: first century BC RR denarius
  15. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus 42 BC. Rome
    Denarius AR
    19 mm, 3,81 g
    Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right; behind, lyre.
    Rev. P.CLODIVS – ·M·F, Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lit torch in each hand.
    Crawford 494/23; BMCRR Rome 4290.

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  16. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Hadrien As.jpg
    Hadrian, large semis
    (maybe this is more a cithar than a lyre?)

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  17. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    I guess a carnyx is a type of trumpet, isn't it?
    Römische Republik – RRC 281:1, Denar, Furius, Janus:Victoria mit Trophäe und carnyx.png
    Roman Republic, moneyer: M. Furius L. f. Philus, AR denarius, 119 BC, Rome mint. Obv: M. FOVRI. L. F; head of Janus. Rev: ROMA; Roma standing l., holding sceptre, crowns trophy with carnyx and two shields; in exergue, PHL I. 19mm, 3.81g. Ref: RRC 281/1.

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  18. Dafydd

    Dafydd Supporter! Supporter


    L. Marcius Philippus 56 BC. Rome
    Denarius AR
    18mm., 3,64g.

    Next another 1st Century Republican Denarius,
  19. Dafydd

    Dafydd Supporter! Supporter

    Oh dear please ignore, my Internet disappeared this morning and I had pressed the button on this but clearly it had not been sent. Next carry on theme, drum.
  20. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    12 hr. rule...

    RR denarius Brutus....

    next,,,, bronze of The Republic...

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  21. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Anonymous 215-212 BC. Rome

    Sextans Æ

    29 mm, 16,32 g

    Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; •• (mark of value) above / Prow of galley right; •• (mark of value) below. Crawford 41/9; Sydenham 107; BMCRR 72.

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