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  1. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow REVERSE: LEG II, eagle between standards
    Patrae 32-31 BC
    3.75g, 17mm
    Crawford 544/14; CRI 349; RSC 27

    Next: Galley
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  3. Dafydd

    Dafydd Well-Known Member


    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).

    Next another Imperial Usurper with a Galley.
  4. Curtis

    Curtis Supporter! Supporter

    Antiochos IV was the son of Antiochos III but was apparently still seen by some as having usurped his brother Demetrius I. Galley prow behind elephant.
    Seleukid Kings of Syria, Antiochos IV Epiphanes & Laodike IV AE Serrate (4.3g, 17.5mm, 1h), Ptolemaïs-Ake mint, 175-172 BCE.
    Obv: Veiled and diademed bust of Laodike IV right.
    Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY (ANTI·X·Y) in two lines, above & below. Head of elephant left; galley prow behind.
    Ref: SC 1477; HGC 9, 686.
    Prov: Uncertain group lot, c. 2000-2013.

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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    C. Sulpicius C.f. Galba.jpg
    AR Serrate Denarius
    OBVERSE: Conjoined laureate heads of the Dei Penates left
    REVERSE: Two soldiers swearing oath over a sow; F above; C SVLPICI C F in ex
    Struck at Rome, 106 BC
    3.8g, 19mm
    Cr312/1; Syd 572; Sulpicia 1

    Next: Hog (sow or boar)
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  6. Curtis

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    Probably my favorite boar, a little obol from Caria, Euromos:

    Caria, Euromos AR Hemiobol (8 mm, 0.50 g, 10 h).
    Obv: Forepart of a boar to right.
    Rev: Bearded head of Lepsynos to right.
    Ref: SNG Keckman 863-4 (uncertain mint). SNG von Aulock 2521.
    Prov: Dr. P. Vogl collection, privately acquired from E. Beckenbauer in 1984 (with collector's ticket).

  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AR Obol
    OBVERSE: Archaic head of Apollo left
    REVERSE: Ram's head left within an incuse square
    Struck at Troas, Kebren Circa 450 BC
    .56g, 7mm
    Rosen 534; Traité pl. xxxix, 25, SNG Ashmolean 1086
    ex. Aegean Numismaics

    Next: Ram
  8. Curtis

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    Next: Ram

    Caria, Satraps, Hekatomnos AR.jpg

    Caria, Hekatomnos (?) AR Hemitetartemorion (Milesian standard, 4mm, 0.12g), Uncertain mint, c. 392-377 BCE.
    Obv: Head of ram right.
    Rev: Head of young male right. ΕΚ to right (for Hekatomnos).
    References: HNO Caria 1922 (as Kasolaba); SNG Keckman 867; SNG Kayhan II, 1674; Konuk, Kasolaba 14 (as Kasolaba); Konuk, Identities 7 (as Mylasa?).
    Published (online): HN Online n° 1922 (temporary) 1922 (this coin = example 3).
    Provenance: Ex-Elvira Clain-Stefanlli (1914-2001) Collection

    Also comes in the "jumbo size" (!) 0.31 gram Hemiobol!
    Caria AR Hemiobol Uncertain mint, Kasolaba or Halicarnassos BW.png

    NEXT: Any coin that comes in 2 or more sizes with more-or-less the same design
  9. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    alexandre trois tailles.jpg

    Three sizes of Alexander and Zeus. Obol, drachm (of Philip Arrhidaeus) and tetradrachm.

    Next up : Alexander the Great
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  10. Curtis

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    Alexander III AR Hemidrachm Babylon Zeus Budget Auction 13, Lot 48.jpg
    CONSERVATORI-Alexander III Drachm Colophon 3-Apr-22.png
    CONSERVATORI-Alexander III Tetradrachm Amphipolis Kirk Davis.png

    Not shown: 3 AE "Unit," half unit, quarter unit of Herakles/bow & club case type...
    Still need the obol, hemiobol, didrachm, "1/5 tetradrachm" (tetrobol?)...

    Next up:
  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AR Hemidrachm
    OBV: Youth, petasos and cloak tied at neck, wrestling forepart of bull right
    REV: Forepart of horse galloping right; T-PI-KK-A-I around; all within concave incuse
    Circa 420-400 BC
    2.7g, 17mm
    SNG Cop 265
    ex: JAZ Numismatics

    Next: Fore or aft part of animal
  12. Curtis

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    Bull and horse... And another from Thessaly, at that!

    CONSERVATORI-BCD Pherai Alexander AE.png

    # III, "THE GREAT"
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  13. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Tarse Sévère Alexandre.jpg
    Severus Alexander. AE 37 of Tarsus, Cilicia.

    Next up : a very large coin
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  14. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Don't know what you class as very large, this is 28mm
    Antoninus Pius.jpg
    NEXT: Green patina
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  15. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    BRUTTIUM. Rhegion (260 - 215 B.C.)
    O: Helmeted head of Athena left.
    R: Athena Nikephoros standing left.
    Reference: SNG ANS 756-760; Rutter, HN 2554

    Next A coin with a shield of some sort
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  16. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector


    Next: something from Antioch
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  17. Curtis

    Curtis Supporter! Supporter

    Oooh, can't let that pass without comment! Spiral-decorated shield on an FH!!! Love that one.

    Does it matter which Antioch?

    Lucius Verus from Caria, Antioch (ex-Lindgren, but not in the books). Rare type with Nemesis standing left on the reverse (Lindgren or another author of the tag incorrectly IDed it as Commodus, but it's still correct that the coin is absent from all those refs listed EXCEPT Imhoof-Blumer, who donated the only published specimen to Winterthur):
    Lindgren Commodus Antiochia Caria BG.png

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  18. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Justinien 3.jpg Follis of Justinian
    Obv.: DN IYƧTINI-ANVƧ PP AVC, Justinian seated facing, holding long sceptre and globus cruciger.
    Rev.: Large M flanked by star and crescent; cross above; Γ//+THEЧP.

    Next : Justin I
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  19. Curtis

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    Well, I think it's been about 36 hours, so how about Justin II?
    CONSERVATORI-Justin II AV Solidus ED.png

    "The Last Constantinopolis."
    Byzantine / E. Roman Empire. Justin II AV Solidus
    (21mm, 4.47g, 6h), Constantinople, c. 567-578.
    Obv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVI. Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin facing, holding Victory on globe in right hand & shield with horseman motif over his left shoulder.
    Rev: VICTORIA AVCCCH / CONOB. Constantinopolis seated facing, head turned to right, holding spear in right hand & globus cruciger in left.
    Ref: SB 345; DOC 4g; MIBE 5.
    Prov: Ex-Agora Auctions Auction 36 (Online [NYC], 14 Jul 2015), Lot 240; Ex-Spartan Numismatics.

    This Justin II AV Solidus is the last type to show Constantinopolis. Grierson (1999: 32) writes: “When Constantinopolis appeared for the last time, on Solidi of Justin II, she was already so unfamiliar that some users thought her to represent the goddess Venus.”

    including electrum & plated coins
  20. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Théodose II solidus.jpg Solidus of Theodosius II (408-450), minted in Constantinople 441-450.
    Obv.: D N THEODOSI-VSׂ‧ P‧ P‧ AVG, pearl diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right; graffito in l. and r. field
    Rev.: IMP. XXXXII‧ COS XVII‧ P‧ P ‧// CONOB, Constantinople enthroned left foot on prow, holding globus cruciger and long sceptre, star in l. field.

    NEXT : a coin with a graffito
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  21. Curtis

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    Here's a Marcian AV Solidus with a nice big cross graffito in the right field:

    CONSERVATORI-Marcian AV Solidus.png

    A coin that's been modified, damaged, altered, etc. --
    whether in antiquity or recently
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