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  1. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

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  3. Broucheion

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    Hi All,


    ■ Reference: SC-0361.3c. Denomination B: 15-19 mm, 4.75 - 7.47 g; SC-0361.3c; WSM 799; HGC 9, 150.

    Newell attributed Athena / trophy bronzes to Edessa (in Aramaic Orhai, modern Urfa). He interpreted the letters EΔE on WSM 797 as a mintmark, citing provenances and the fact that these letters do not seem to fit in the lexicon of Greek personal names. A new coin has recently come to light with the letters ANΘ in the same position (cat. No. 361.1). Probably this legend refers to the military colony of Anthemous/Anthemusia, located between Edessa and the River Euphrates. As Newell observed, a mint inscription is quite exceptional for this early period, and it is even more remarkable to encounter two such inscriptions on a single coinage. Edessa, the more important of these cities, may have minted for the account of Anthemous, though other arrangements can be imagined. Distinguishing features of the Athena / trophy bronzes include dumpy flans, strongly concave reverses, and variations in epigraphy and the disposition of the legend. Provenances reflect a broad area of dispersion, from northeast Syria to Lebanon and Israel. The southernmost finds may signal that these bronzes travelled south with amilitary expedition, perhaps when Antiochus I captured Damascus, perhaps in the Fifth Syrian War (implying reattribution to Antiochus III).

    [This coin was attributed for me by Cathy Lorber.]

    Next: An eagle holding something in its talons.

    - Broucheion
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  4. Dafydd

    Dafydd Well-Known Member


    D. Iunius Brutus Albinus. Denarius plated circa 48, AR 16.6mm., 3.35g. Helmeted head of young Mars r. Rev. ALBINVS # BRVTI·F Two Gaulish trumpets in saltire; above, oval shield and below, round shield. Babelon Junia 26 and Postumia 11. Sydenham 941. Sear Imperators 25. RBW 1576. Crawford 450/1a.

    Next more Mars

    Sorry out of sequence please ignore and continue
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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AR Drachm
    OBVERSE: Facing male heads, the left inverted (Polydeuces Castor and Pollux (AKA Dioskuri)
    REVERSE: Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons; ISTRIH above, Q between wing and tail, K beneath dolphin
    Struck at Istros, 400-300BC
    5.3g, 19mm
    AMNG 434

    Next: Castor and Pollux
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  6. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Bactria, Eukratides, 171-135 BC
    AR tetradrachm

    17.0 grams

    D-Camera Bactria Eukratides I tetradrachm 171-135 BC 17.0 Berk  2-7-21.jpg

    Next: Another coin that includes the Dioscuri.
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  7. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    RR denarius of Memmius with Castor and Pollux reverse.

    next more of Castor and Pollux...

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  8. The Meat man

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    Next: more "Roma". How about an "URBS ROMA" ?
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  9. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Gratian Siliqua
    VRBS - ROMA, Roma holding Victory.
    Trier mint.

    Next, non Roman diadems
  10. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Here's a Byzantine follis of Justin I. While "Byzantine" is a label that we numismatists and historians use for the Eastern Empire, the byzantine emperors considered themselves as romans, inheritors of the empire from the west.

    Justin I, 518-527 AD
    AE follis
    Officina A

    15.64 grams

    D-Camera Justin I follis 518-27AD Con officina A 15.64g glen lindwall 2-4-22.jpg

    Next: A reform follis of Justinian I.
  11. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Okay, how about any Byzantine bronze, any denomination, any emperor.
  12. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Maurice Tiberius (582 - 602 A.D. )
    Æ Follis
    O: D N mAVRC TIber PP AV, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right hand, shield in left hand.
    R: Large M, ANNO left and date right, cross above, Γ below, CON in exergue. Dated RY 9 (590/1)
    Constantinople mint
    SBCV 494

    Ex. Ed Waddell (11/1981)

    Next - green patina
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  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Diadumenian 4.jpg
    Bare headed and draped bust right – seen from behind
    Aesklepios staff, with serpent entwining
    Struck at Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, 218 AD
    3.07, 17mm
    Varbanov 1354

    Next: Any coin from Markianopolis
  14. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    12 hour rule. I'll post my own coin in response:
    Macrinus 4.jpg
    Pentassarion AE28
    REVERSE: VP PONTIAN-OV MARKIANO/ POLIT, Coiled serpent with radiate head
    Struck at Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, Magistrate Pontianus; 217 - 218 AD
    12.6g, 28mm
    Hr & J (2012)

    Next: Serpent
  15. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nero (54 - 68 A.D.)
    Egypt, Alexandria
    Billon Tetradrachm
    O: NEΡΩ KΛAY KAIS SEBA GEP AVTO, laureate head right.
    R: NEO AGAQ DAIM, Agathodaemon serpent, coiled with head up, holding poppies and grain ears, L ς (date) to left. Year 6.
    Milne 203; Emmett 106.6 (R4) ; RPC 5260

    The Agathodaemon was a good spirit/demon that was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians.
    He had the shape of a serpent with a human head.
    The Greek inscription on the reverse of this coin shows that this is the "neo" or "new" agathodaemon serpent, or, in other words, the new good spirit (of rule by Nero).

    Next: Any thunderbolt
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  16. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AE As
    OBVERSE: Helmeted head Roma right, TRINI L F Q before. T AHI T F behind
    REVERSE: Cornucopia on thunderbolt within wreath; VALEN-TIA
    Struck at Valentia, Spain 138 BC
    11.4g, 27mm
    CNH pg. 317, 4; Burgos 2512

    Next: Spain/Hispania
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  17. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    RR HISPANIA - of Albinus.

    next, coin minted in Spain....

  18. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Caligula (37 - 41 A.D.)
    AE30 AS
    O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS IMP, laureate head left.
    R: SEGO BRIGA in wreath.
    Segobriga Mint
    Burgos 1724

    Next: Simpulum
  19. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    No Simpulum? Jeez....

    Next: Any LRB
  20. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Julius Caesar 7 a.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: CAESAR IMP, laureate head right, lituus & simpulum behind.
    REVERSE: M METTIVS, Venus standing left with Victory & scepter, shield resting on globe; control letter G to left
    Rome January-February 44 BC
    3.81g, 18mm
    RSC 34
    ex. Andrew McCabe
    plugged and ex-mount

    Next: Any LRB
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  21. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    My tiniest Roman coin, probably Arcadius.
    Next, late Roman silver.
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