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  1. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    C Norbanus 2.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: C• NORBANVS, head of Venus right, wearing stephane, earring, and necklace; XVIIII behind
    REVERSE: Prow-stem, fasces, caduceus and grain ear.
    Rome 83 BC
    3.9g, 18mm
    Crawford 357/1a. Sydenham 740. Norbana 1

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  3. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    C. Annius T.f T.n and L. Fabius L.f Hispaniensis (moneyers) 82-81 BC
    mint in north Italy or Spain, 19mm, 3.89g

    OBV: Diademed, draped bust of Anna Perenna r, caduceus behind, scales before, plow below. C ANNI TF TN PRO COS EX
    REV: Victory with palm frond, driving galloping quadriga r. Q above, L FABI LF HISP in ex

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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Claudius 6.jpg
    AE Quadrans
    OBVERSE: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG around hand holding pair of scales above PNR
    Struck at Rome, 41AD
    2.8g, 15mm
    RIC 85, Cohen 71, BMC 174

    Next: Quadrans
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  5. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    trajan quadrans.jpg
    Trajan, quadrans
    Obv.: IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM, bust of Hercules lauretate wearing lion-skin, right
    Rev.: boar walking right, exergue S C.

    A very interesting issue. I would very much like to know if there have been examples of this quadrans found in Europe.

    This quadrans can be found in Israel, Palestinian territories, Jordan and South Syria. There are many excavation reports, in these countries, mentioning this coin among those found in the digs. There were even smaller local imitations minted. But I could not find any mention of it in archaeological reports from other countries. In UK, there is the PAS database : all the Trajanic quadrantes found in UK with Hercules' bust are another emission, with a club on reverse.

    I am wondering if this quadrans, with the boar on reverse, was a special emission of the Rome mint for circulation in Arabia after 106 AD, because it is the equivalent of the AE coins of the last Nabataean king Rabbel II.

    Next up: boar
  6. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    24 hours rule...

    A couple of Bees:

    NEXT: insect
  7. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Here's a pickup from last month:

    Attica, Athens AR New Style Tetradrachm. Circa 159/8 BC. Lysan-, Glaukos and Mened-, magistrates. Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos / Owl standing to right, head facing, on amphora; A-ӨE above ΛY-ΣAN, ΓΛAY-KOΣ, MENEΔ across fields, cicada in left field, amphora inscribed E, ME (contractor's initials) below; all within wreath. Thompson 431i; HGC 4, 1602. 16.69g, 30mm, 12h.


    Next: A coin with two or more animals (humans excepted). Mythological creatures okay.
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  8. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Byblos (Jebail, Lebanon) - 1/8 shekel of Adramelek (IVth C. BC), AR 8-10 mm
    Obv.: galley sailing left with two hoplites on board, beneath hippocamp left
    Rev.: legend that should be "Adramelek king of Jebal", bull kneeling left attacked by lion on his back.

    Next : Phoenician coin
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  9. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    24hr rule...

    COMMODUS AUGUSTUS AE sestertius. 184–185 AD. M COMMODVS ANTO—N AVG PIVS BRIT, laureate head of Commodus right. Reverse - VOTA SVSCEP DECEN P M TR P X IMP VII COS IIII P P, emperor, veiled and togate, sacrificing left from patera over tripod, S—C across field. RIC 454a. 33mm, 24.4g.

    NEXT: a coin with "brit" in its legend OR a coin struck in ancient Britain.
  10. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Caracalla 3.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
    REVERSE: P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Pax running left holding branch & scepter
    Struck at Rome, 211 AD
    3.11g, 18mm
    RIC 184, RSC 190, BMC 4

    Next: Pax
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  11. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    NEXT: Your ugliest coin..
  12. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    A lot of strikes near the end of the Empire were not the best, and the quality of the flans were also not great. That being said, no ancient coin is truly ugly to me in my opinion.
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    Honorius, AE3. Constantinople. AD 408-423. DN HONORI-VS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, star behind head / GLORI-A ROMA-NORVM, two emperors standing facing, looking at each other, holding a globe between them. Mintmark CONS and officina letter A, B, Gamma or Δ RIC X Constantinople 409; Sear 2102. 15mm, 1.47gr
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  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  14. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Any coin from Constantinople
  15. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Justinian I, follis, Constantinople, year 32, 558/59. From Roma E-Sale 94, lot 147.
    Sear 163
    17.96 grams

    D-Camera Justinian I follis Constantinople year 32 558-559 S 163 17.96g Roma 95 1471 5-8-22.jpg

    Next: Antioch
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  16. GinoLR

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    Justin I (518-527) - Pentanummion, Antioch
    Obv.: d N IVƧTINVƧ P P AVC, diad. dr. aand cuir. bust r.
    Rev.: the Tyche of Antioch veiled, wearing mural crown, holding branch, seated l. in distyle shrine, river Orontes swimming at her feet, large Э.

    I think it is probably the latest Roman coin with a pagan deity.

    NEXT : Justin II
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  17. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Justin II, AE follis, Antioch, Year 1, 565/66 AD, officina A.
    SB 378
    15.8 grams

    D-Camera Justin II, AE follis, Antioch, Year 1,  565-66 AD officina A SB 378 15.8g  01-20-21.jpg

    Next: Cherson
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  18. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Very difficult !!!


    Maurice Tiberius, 8 pentanummia, AE26, 7,18 g, 6 h. Cherson (today Sebastopol), 584-602.
    Obv.: d n m[…]PPAV, emperor and empress standing facing on podium
    Rev: their son Theodosius standing facing, holding long cross, to r. large H, above.
    DOC Maurice 303.2

    Not my coin, but I used to study it...
    It is a follis, but in Cherson the mark of value is not in nummia, it was in pentanummia (coins of 5 nummia). Thus they write H (8), while other mints may write M (40).

    This ancient Cherson is not the city of the same name we know today. Byzantine Cherson is now Sebastopol, in Crimea. The modern Cherson, famous for having been invaded by the Russians and retaken by the Ukrainians, is on the Dniepr river, 234 km North of Sebastopol.

    (Métro station Réaumur-Sébastopol in Paris)

    Next : another Métro station, this one:
  19. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Been awhile now.

    Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 A.D.)
    EGYPT, Alexandria
    BI Tetradrachm
    O: ΑΝΤⲰNINOC CЄΒ ЄΥCЄΒ Laureate head right.
    R:L - Ζ Athena Stathmia standing front, head to left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left; at feet to right, shield.
    Alexandria Mint RY 7 = 143/4
    Dattari (Savio) 2178. Emmett 1372.7. K&G 35.198. RPC IV.4 online 13508.

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    Next: Another Antoninus Pius
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  20. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Antonius Pius 4.jpg
    AR Didrachm
    OBVERSE: ANTWNEI-NOC CEBACTOC, laureate head right
    REVERSE: YPAT B PAT PATR, Helios, holding globe and sceptre, standing atop Mt. Argaeus; * in exergue
    Struck at Caesaria, Cappadocia, 139 AD
    6.2g, 21mm
    Syd 301c

    Next: Any Didrachm
  21. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nerva (96 -98 A.D.)
    Cappadocia, Caesarea
    AR Didrachm
    R: CEBACTOY TYXH, Tyche standing left holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left.
    Cappadocia, Caesarea 97 A.D.
    Sydenham 150, SNG von Aulock 6380

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