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  1. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

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  3. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Maximianus Herculius templebest.jpg

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  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    EGYPT. Alexandria. Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Tetradrachm (Potin, 19 mm, 7.26 g, 12 h), RY 8 = 292/3. ΜΑΞΙΜΙΑΝΟC CЄΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximianus to right. Rev. Є/ΤΟΥC / H within laurel wreath. Dattari (Savio) 5999. Emmett 4161.8. K&G 120.67. Extremely rare. Light deposits, otherwise, very fine.

    From the Rhakotis Collection, formed in the 1960s and 1970s (with collector’s ticket). Ex-Leu Auction, August 2021


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  5. Edessa

    Edessa Well-Known Member

    Roman Egypt, Alexandria. Diocletian, AD 284-305. Potin Tetradrachm (18mm, 6.67g). Dated year 9 (AD 292/293). Obv: ΔIOKΛHTIANOC CEB; Laureate head right. Rev: Elpis advancing left, holding flower and hem; Δ in exergue, L ENATOV (date) around. Rev: Köln 3262; Dattari 5675; Milne 5086; Emmett 4046. Good Very Fine, nice green patina.
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  6. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    12 hours

    1300-1500 AD (Circa) G#6.01var Z#295332 'Jing De Tong Bao' 'Blank' Recast 2.55g 25mm S3.png
    Private Counterfeiter's Mint
    Probably Sumatra, Indonesia
    c. 1300-1500 AD
    Private recast of Emperor Zhenzong's coin from 1004-1007 AD
    AE Cash | 2.55g | 25mm
    Obv: Jing De Tong Bao
    Rev: Plain
    See Z#295332

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  7. Mr Ancient Coin

    Mr Ancient Coin Active Member

    Muled quinarius of Geta. Purchased as a “Denarius” from a UK metal detector. Was surprised by how thin it was in hand and how small the reverse beading diameter was.

    purchased a denarius, got a quinarius :)

    next: a solidus
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  8. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Constans II and Constantine IV AV solidus, Constantinople, 654-659 AD

    4.44 grams

    D-Camera Constans II, Constantine IV 654-659AD AV solidus Con S 959 4.44g 1-20-22.jpg

    Next: Another solidus with two or more portraits or standing/seated figures.
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  9. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    Theodosius galley (3).jpg
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  10. Dafydd

    Dafydd Supporter! Supporter

    Postumus, Double-Sestertius, Trier, 260-9, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, rev. galley left with four rowers, 18.92g (RIC 143; Banti 29; Holmes 612).

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  11. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Hadrian AR Denarius ca. 130 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Laureate bust left, with slight drapery on far (right) shoulder, HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P / Rev. Galley sailing left with four rowers, pilot [or hortator, according to Nomos AG] facing left seated in shelter at stern, acrostolium* at prow, FELICTATI AVGVSTI. RIC II.3 1401d (2019 ed.) [or RIC II.3 1404, see http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.2_3(2).hdn.1404], old RIC 240 (1926 ed.), RSC II 713a, BMCRE III 625, Foss 108a [Clive Foss, Roman Historical Coins (Seaby, London, 1990)]. 18 mm., 3.26 g., 6 h. Purchased at Nomos Obolos Auction 22, 6 March 2022, Lot 602 (“Scarce issue with Hadrian facing to the left”).


    *See https://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Acrostolium: “An ornamental extension of the stem post on the prow of an ancient warship. Often used as a symbol of victory or of power at sea.”

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  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    It's been over 24 hours. I do not have a left facing Imperial of Hadrian, but I do have this one from Alexandria:
    Hadrian 10.jpg
    Billon Tetradrachm
    OBVERSE: AΥT KAI TΡAIAN AΔΡIANOC CEB, laureate head left
    REVERSE: L EN-NEAKΔ (year 19), naked bust of Nilus right, wearing taenia, lotus on head, cornucopia on shoulder
    Struck at Alexandria, Egypt, 134/5AD
    8.95g. 24.6mm
    Dattari 1430, Geissen 1147, Curtis 452,SNG Cop 393, BMC Alexandria 645 var (aegis)

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  13. nerosmyfavorite68

    nerosmyfavorite68 Well-Known Member

    Title: Trajan (AD 98-117). Egypt. Alexandria Æ Drachm / Nilus Reclining
    Milne 551
    Date: Dated Year 2 - AD 98/9
    Obverse: AVT KAIC NEP CEB ΓEPM, laureate head right
    Reverse: Nilus reclining left on back of crocodile, holding cornucopia and reed, LB (date) in exergue
    Size: 37.44mm
    Weight: 27.69 grams

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  14. Edessa

    Edessa Well-Known Member

    Nero, AD 54-68. Æ Sestertius (35mm, 23.04 g, 12h). Uncertain Balkan/Thracian mint. Struck circa AD 63. Obv: Laureate bust right, wearing aegis. Rev: Nero on horse prancing right, with foot-soldier to right advancing right, looking left, holding up vexillum. Ref: Cf. RIC I 107; cf. WCN 74; von Kaenel, "Britannicus, Agrippina Minor und Nero in Thrakien," SNR 63 (1984); CNG E-128, Lot 299. Near Very Fine. Brown surfaces, brassy highlights. Centration marks on both sides are the tell tale signs that this coin was not struck in Rome. Rare. Ex CNG eAuction 458 (18 Dec 2019), Lot 337.
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  15. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    12 hours...

    Punique 3.jpg
    Carthage, AE 18 mm.
    Obv.: head of Tanit left - Rev.: Head of horse right. c. 300-264 BC.

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  16. Clavdivs

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    More Carthage..
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  17. Andres2

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  18. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Ae sestertius of Vespasian - IVDAEA CAPTA with bound Jewish captive and Judea mourning next to palm tree.

    next, a Judean coin...

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  19. The Meat man

    The Meat man Well-Known Member


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  20. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    L herod the great prutah.jpg

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  21. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member


    I'm guessing bulls could leap better back in the day.
    Amphipolis, Macedonia AE17. c187-31 BC. Head of Artemis right, at her shoulder, bow and quiver / AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, bull bounding right.

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