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  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    From leu Auctions....AV Aureus ND Roma Mint
    Struck from worn reverse dies/
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Hostilian (250 - 251 A.D.)
    AR Antoninianus
    O: C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C Bust radiate, draped right.
    R: PRINCIPI IVV - ENTVTIS Hostilian standing l. holding standard and spear.
    Rome Mint
    RIC-181d (S), C-34 (4 Fr.)

    Ex. Jonathan Kern, ANA Show, 19 March 1998.
    Ex. Harlan J Berk Buy or Bid Sale, #213, Lot 312

    Next: Any Greek
  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Thasos 2.png
    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

    Next: Incuse Square
  5. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Athènes 1.jpg
    Imitation of Attic tetradrachm
    rev.: owl in incuse square...

    Next : Roman quadrans
  6. Noah Worke

    Noah Worke Well-Known Member

    I almost bought one yesterday, opted for a denarius instead. Hoping someone posts soon, I do like them!
  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Augustus 8.jpg
    AE Quadrans
    Rome 5 BC , Moneyers Apronius, Galus, Messalla, and Sisena
    3.0g, 17mm
    RIC 463 or 200 in Old RIC

    Next: Another Quadrans
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  8. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Domitien quadrans.jpg
    Domitian, quadrans, RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Domitian 315
    Obv.: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI, bust of Ceres draped, right
    Rev.: S C, corn-ears in basket
    same obv. die as BM R.11326

    Next : Semis
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  9. cmezner

    cmezner do ut des Supporter

    A Semis that I like very much, the why is nother long story :cool::
    Cartago Nova, Tarraconensis, 4 BC, 15th emission
    21x23 mm, 5.892 g
    RPC1 171/15; SNG Copenhagen 496; Burgos 438;
    Ob.: AVGVSTVS DIVI F laureate head of Augustus r.
    Rev.: M•POSTVM•ALBIN•L•PORC•CAPIT•π•VIR• Q (Marcus Postumius Albinus, Lucius Porcius Capito, two men for a 5-year term), Priest standing facing holding simpulum and olive branch

    Picture courtesy Marc Breitsprecher.

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    next: another Semis of Augustus, because he is my favorite:D
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  10. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Augustus 18.jpg
    Æ Semis
    OBVERSE: AVGVSTVS DIVI·F, Laureate head right
    REVERSE: Q. PAPIR . CAR . Q.TER.MONT.II.VIR.Q., Hexastyle temple with IVNONI inscribed on the entablature, C I IL A among the columns of the temple
    Ilici (Elche - Spain) After 12 BC
    4.9g, 21 mm
    RPC I 192; SNG Copenhagen 507

    Next: Temple
  11. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Hadrien Alexandrie.jpg
    Hadrian, Alexandria, AE drachm (AD 136/7)
    Obv.: ΑΥΤ Κ[ΑΙϹ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹEΒ]; laureate head of Hadrian, r.
    Rev.: [L Κ]Α; temple (Egyptian) with pylons with statue of Isis, holding sceptre
    RPC III 6211 (obverse) and 6212 (reverse)

    Next : sestertius of Hadrian
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  12. cmezner

    cmezner do ut des Supporter

    Have this Hadrian Sestertius, quite worn and I'm not sure if my attribution is correct. Please let me know if I am wrong:
    Rome, ca. 134 - 138 AD
    31 x 31.5 mm, 23.82 g

    If on the reverse it is Pax, the attribution is RIC II, part 3 (2nd edition) Hadrian 2263; Strack (Hadrian) 679; Cohen 1017;

    Ob.: HADRIANVS AVG COS [III] P P Bust of Hadrian, laureate, right
    Rev.: (P ) A(X AVG) Pax seated left on high-backed throne, holding olive branch in right and transverse scepter in left; S C

    There is an “A” in front of the seated figure so my guess is PAX

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    next: any other Hadrian coin with PAX
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  13. Noah Worke

    Noah Worke Well-Known Member

    It's been a couple of days, so I'll keep the thread going. Still somewhat in line with the last post, though. HadrianRomeDenarius.jpeg
    Laureate bust of Hadrian right "HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP"
    Roma seated left, holding a branch and spear. "ROMA FELIX"

    Next post: A Caesar who never rose to the rank of Augustus
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  14. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    crispus arles2.jpg
    Crispus, Caesar 317-326, nummus, Arles 324/5
    Obv.: CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left
    Rev. : PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, camp-gate surmounted by two turrets; star above; T*AR.

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  15. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    The coin I like the most is not because it is as mint state or scarce etc. This came in a lot of 5 coins and cost just 5 Euros. Covered in thick gunk when I got it, it had a bath in distilled water for 3 days. After rinsing under a running tap and gently rubbing with a Q-Tip, I was stunned with how much detail there was around the horse.
    Constantius II.jpg
    NEXT: Fel Temp
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  16. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Constance Galle 1.jpg
    Constantius Gallus, centenionalis (?), Antioch
    Obv.: D N CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES , draped and cuirassed bust right
    Rev. : FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen Parthian horseman ; exergue ANT[.] (Antioch)

    Next : Fel. Temp. but with another design (not the fallen horseman)
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  17. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Constans (337 - 350 A.D.)
    O: D N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl-diademed draped bust left holding globe.
    R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier walking right, spear downwards, leading captive from hut under a tree. Mintmark R star Q.
    Rome Mint, officina 4; 348-350 AD
    RIC VIII Rome 140; LRBC 601

    Published on Wildwinds!

    Next: Any LRB
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  18. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    OBVERSE: FL CL IVLIA-NVS PP AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: VOTIS V MVLTIS X in four lines within wreath. Mintmark SLVG
    Struck at Lyons 360-363 A.D
    1.7g, 16mm
    RIC VIII Lyons 227 var (bust type); RSC 163b var (ditto); Sear 4071 var (ditto).

    Next: Another LRB
  19. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Honorius 2.jpg
    Honorius, AE4, Antioch (406-408)
    Obv.: D.N. HONORIVS P.F. AVG., pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
    Rev.: GLORIA ROMANORVM , Arcadius, Honorius and Theodosius II standing side by side ; exergue : ANT A

    Next : 3 people on reverse
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  20. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Ti Veturius.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Helmeted bust of Mars right
    REVERSE: Youth kneeling l., between two warriors who touch with their swords a pig which he holds., ROMA above
    Struck at Rome 137 BC
    3.7g, 18mm
    Cr.234/1; RSC Veturia 1

    Next: Pig
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  21. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    This thread has been stalled for several days. Unfortunately I don't have a pig, at least on a coin. How about a coin with a mythical creature and a few real world creatures instead?

    Also, to make the game a little more dynamic, how about allowing the next post to link with the previous one based on a common theme, period, style, design elements, mint, denomination or city/kingdom/ruler? That would create more options to respond. Just a suggestion.

    Phoenicia, Bybos, Shekel, 435-425 BC

    Obverse: Three hoplites in war galley facing left, hippocampus beneath swimming left.
    Reverse: Incuse reclining ram looking right, vulture above facing left, eagle (?) flying above.

    D-Camera Phoenicia, Bybos, Shekel,  435-425 BC jpeg CNG, 5-14-20.jpg

    Next: a hippocampus, ram, vulture or galley, incuse or any other link.....
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