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  1. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    A muscle cuirass was made in two pieces of bronze or leather in the form of a male torso. Breastplate and backplate fasten together at the shoulders and sides.
    Ionia Magnesia ad Maeander.jpg
    Ionia, Magnḗsĭa ad Mæándrum
    , circa 400 BC, Æ 9.3mm (0.48 g, 12h)
    Obv: Laureate head of Apollo left
    Rev: M-A, cuirass between
    Ref: SNG Kayhan 393
    Notes: https://www.sullacoins.com/post/small-packages-revisited

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Small bronze.

    This Troas, Birytis bronze with Kabeiros on it was about 8mm, as I recall.


    Troas-Birytis-AE8-002500.png

    Next- bearded guy.


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  4. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

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    Imperatorial Rome, C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus, 48 BC, AR Denarius 18mm, 4.05g, 6h), Rome mint
    Obv: Mask of Pan right
    Rev: Jupiter Axurus seated left, holding patera and scepter
    Ref: Crawford 449/1a

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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Tralles, Lydia.jpg
    TRALLES, LYDIA CITY COINAGE
    AE18
    OBVERSE: Laureate head of Zeus Larasios right
    REVERSE: DIOS TRAL-LIANWN, thunderbolt, all in wreath
    Struck at Tralles 200-1 BC
    6.51g, 17.86 mm
    Mionnet 661

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  6. Struck7

    Struck7 Active Member

    ptolemy-tet-51252.jpg
    Silver tetradrachm 305-283 BC
    Obv: Ptolemy I with
    small Δ behind ear
    Rev: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt
    Width: 26mm
    Weight: 13.7 grams
    Next: An ancient sport
     
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  8. Struck7

    Struck7 Active Member

    It is amazing and unexpected to see a muscle cuirass on an ancient coin @Sulla80 especially for me, having just seen this bronze armour from the 4th century BCE (see pics below) at the "Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes" Exhibition in my home town. It travelled to New Zealand from the British museum along with many other stunning ancient Greek artifacts, Including coins!
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I think we’re still on ancient sport?

    Greece (Pamphylia, Aspendos): silver stater, ca. 330-250 BC

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    Obverse: Two wrestlers grappling; monogram between them.
    Reverse: Slinger in throwing stance right; triskeles and club in right field; all in pelleted border.
    26 mm, 10.22 g. Ex-Comptoir de Monnaies, France, 30 April 2022.

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  10. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Constantius Gallus Nicomedia RIC VII 85 (2020_11_18 03_38_31 UTC).JPG
    NEXT: a fancy trident
     
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  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    SICILY, SYRACUSE, HIERON II 1.jpg
    SICILY, SYRACUSE, HIERON II
    AE19
    OBVERSE: Head of Poseidon left
    REVERSE: IEP-ONOS, ornamented trident of Poseidon
    Struck at Syracuse, Sicily 275-216 BC
    6.5g; 19mm
    SG 1223

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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Italy (Sicily, Messina; Norman Kingdom): gold tari of Guglielmo I ("William the Bad"), ca. 1154-1166

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    continue with more Sicily
     
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  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Sicily Gela.jpg
    GELA, SICILY
    AR Litra
    OBV: Naked horseman galloping left holding spear & shield
    REV: Forepart of man-headed bull right
    Struck at Gela, Sicily, 425BC
    0.36g; 13mm
    SNG Cop 275, BMC 52, Jenkins 405; HGC 2 374

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  14. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Look, I've got a "denarius."
    Philip I AR Ant RIC 65.JPG

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  15. The Meat man

    The Meat man Supporter! Supporter

    Kicking off a new round!

    Here is one I need to take better photos of. Corroded, worn, holed, and slightly polished.

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    Next: more Greek silver
     
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  16. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    THASOS
    AR Stater
    OBVERSE: Naked ithyphallic satyr carrying off a nymph who raises her arm in protest
    REVERSE: Quadripartite incluse Square
    Struck at Thasos, 525-463 BC
    8.69g, 21mm
    SNGCop 1008

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  17. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

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    Apollonia, Illyria, Greece, (200 - 80 B.C.)
    AR Drachm
    Ariston (Moneyer), Ainea (Magistrate),
    O: APIΣTΩN (moneyer), cow left, head turned, suckling calf right.
    R: AI/NE/A Curved, double-stellate pattern, no center device line, petal rays, seven dots, line border
    3.2g
    17.5mm

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  18. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Lucania, Thurium, tetradrachm or double nomos, 443-400 BC.
    15.47 grams

    D-Camera Lucania Thurium tetradrachm double nomos 443-400 BC 15.47g Reshoot 4-6-21.jpg

    Next: A coin issued during the reign of a tyrant or oligarch, preferably one who overthrew a democracy, but any tyrant or oligarch will do.
     
  19. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

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    Poppaea (63 - 65 A.D.)
    Billon tetradrachm
    O: NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AY, radiate head right.
    R.ΠOΠΠAIA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Poppaea right, date LI right (year 10).
    Alexandria mint 63 - 64 A.D.
    12.5g
    25mm
    Milne 216, Curtis 132, RPC I 5275, Geissen 157

    Ex HJB

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  20. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Herennia Etruscilla, Antoninianus, 250 AD, PVDICITIA AVG.
    RIC 58b,
    5.6 grams


    D-Camera  Herennia Etruscilla, Antoninianus, 250 AD, PVDICITIA AVG, RIC 58b, 5.6 g 11-12-20.jpg

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  21. The Meat man

    The Meat man Supporter! Supporter

    Sorry, no Empress here!

    20220524_185611.jpg

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