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  1. Andres2

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Hermes = Mercury
    AE 19
    OBVERSE: Turreted head of Tyche right; A behind. Circle of dots
    REVERSE: ΚΩΡΥΚΙΩΤΩΝ, Hermes standing left, holding caduceus, ΕΥ/ΕΠΙ/ΕΡ in left field
    Struck at Cilicia 1st century BC (100-30 BC)
    5.87g, 19.42
    SNG Levante 792; SNG France 1075

    Next: Tyche
  4. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    PISIDIA, Antiochia. Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. Æ 23mm . Draped bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. SNG France 1126-34

    Next - same city.
  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    PHILIP I 5.jpg
    OBVERSE: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: ANTIO-C H-ICOL to left and right of vexilium surmounted by eagle, between two legionary eagles, SR in exergue
    Struck at Pisidia, Antiochia, 244-249 AD
    6.91g, 24mm
    SNG France 1259/1262

    Next: Philip I
  6. Andres2

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  7. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    AR Antoninianus of Philippus Caesar.

    next, his mom....

    Last edited: May 25, 2022
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  9. The Meat man

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    Next: your favorite Roman coin (explain why!)
  10. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    One of my favorites (I simply can't limit it to one) is this large Roman Republic Anonymous Aes Grave. The patina is nice and the obverse and reverse are quite strong for a cast coin of 241-235 BC
    D-Camera Roman Republic, 241-235 BC  reformated Anonymous. Aes Grave, HJB1-29-22.jpg

    Next: Another Roman favorite.
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  11. ancientone

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    One of my new favs.
    Phrygia, Hyrgaleis. Æ24 semi-autonomous issue, ca AD 198-235.
    Obv: IEΡA BOYΛH, veiled and draped bust of Boule right.
    Rev: YΡΓAΛΛEΩN MAIANΔΡOC, river-god Maeander reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, and resting on vase from which water flows.

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  12. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    A coin I bought this month. Impulse purchase. I liked the portrait and the reverse.

    (1.56g 14mm Silver) CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. Nero, 54-68. Hemidrachm 59-60.
    Obv: (NERO CLAVD DIVI) CLAVD F CAESAR AVG (GERMANI), laureate head of Nero to right Rev: Victory seated right on globe, holding wreath in both hands.
    BMC 409; RIC I Nero 617; RPC 3645

    Next - Nero portrait before he gained weight.
  13. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Here is Nero as a kid, Au aureus,
    recently adopted by Claudius - skinny looking kid.

    Next. I would ask for a photo of me before I gained weight, but we don't go back that far enough,
    so... Nero after he gained weight...

  14. The Meat man

    The Meat man Well-Known Member

    Is that what they call Boscoreale toning? Beautiful coin, as always!
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  15. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    When it was sold to me it was described as "Boscoreale toning", however I don't believe there is any way to accurately prove it. As far as I know there was never a definitive cataloguing of aurei found at Pompeii. But , I could be wrong.
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  16. ancientone

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    Nero "The Neck".
    Syria, Antioch. Nero AE17
    Head of Nero as Apollo right / ET ΔIΡ, laurel branch. Dated Year 114 = 65/66 AD.

    Next: Flavian provincial.
  17. Bing

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    Titus 7.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: T CAES IMP VESP CENS, laureate head right, "o" beneath neck
    REVERSE: FIDES PVBL, hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn-ears
    Struck at Uncertain Asian Mint or Ephesus, 76AD
    2.9g, 19mm
    RIC V 1485 (Vesp), RPC 1459
    Ex David Atherton; ex Harry Sneh Collection; ex Sayles; ex Lavender

    Next: Caduceus
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  18. Clavdivs

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    C. Annius T.f T.n and L. Fabius L.f Hispaniensis (moneyers) 82-81 BC
    mint in north Italy or Spain, 19mm, 3.89g

    OBV: Diademed, draped bust of Anna Perenna r, caduceus behind, scales before, plow below. C ANNI TF TN PRO COS EX
    REV: Victory with palm frond, driving galloping quadriga r. Q above,
    L FABI LF HISP in ex

    NEXT: scales
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  19. Bing

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    Constantius I 2.jpg
    AE Follis
    OBVERSE: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Laurate bust, right
    REVERSE: SAC MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Star in right field. Mintmark RT
    Struck at Rome 302-303 AD
    8.8g, 27mm
    RIC VI 106a

    Next: Moneta
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  20. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Here is the Diocletian version of the coin

    Diocletian AD 284-305. Ticinum
    Follis Æ
    26 mm, 9,57 g
    AD 300 - AD 303
    IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, head of Diocletian, laureate, right / SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTER, Moneta, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand
    MintMark: -/-//PT•; OfficinaMark: T
    RIC VI Ticinum 45a

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  21. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1180763 Diocletianusbbklein (2).jpg

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