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    Elagabalus AR Denarius. 19mm, 2.8g.
    IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, horned, draped bust right
    INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing left, holding patera sacrificing over altar and holding club upright, bull lying down behind altar. RIC 88, RSC 61.

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  3. Dafydd

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    Roman Imperatorial, Mn. Cordius Rufus, Rome, 46 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.80g, 12h). Conjoined heads of the Dioscuri r., wearing pilei with fillet surmounted by stars. R/ Venus Verticordia standing l., holding scales and sceptre; Cupid on her shoulder. Crawford 463/1a; RBW 1606; RSC Cordia 2.

    Next Moon.
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)
    AR Denarius
    O:HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Bare head right.
    R: COS III, seven stars within and above crescent.

    Published on Wildwinds!

    Next: Mars
  6. Curtis

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    Here's an L. Julius Caesar Denarius ("the other Julius Caesar") with Mars on the obverse (and a chariot of Cupids on the reverse!).

    Julius Cupids Biga Denarius Leo Benz Schaefer Lanz.jpg

    Next: Another BIGA
    i.e., a chariot drawn by two...of anything...
    horses, goats, cupids, snakes...
    the Romans thought of some creative ones...
    horses are good too if it's what you have
  7. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Sicily, Menaion. Circa 2nd Century BC. AE 18mm 4.3g, Laureate & draped bust of Zeus-Serapis right / MENA-INΩN, Nike driving galloping biga right. Pi below

    Next: Another BIGA
    i.e., a chariot drawn by two...of anything...
    horses, goats, cupids, snakes...
    the Romans thought of some creative ones...
    horses are good too if it's what you have
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  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    OBVERSE: Roma helmeted head right; star behind head
    REVERSE: Pax in biga to right, elephant's head with bell attached below horses; ROMA in exergue
    Rome, 127 BC
    S.138, Cr.262/1, Syd.496, RSC Caecilia 38

    Next: Elephant or part thereof
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    The first JC denarius I ever bought, from back when I used wine corks as part of my photography setup: Julius Caesar 49-48 BC AR Denarius. CAESAR in exergue, elephant right, trampling on serpent / Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.

    Next: Snakes!
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  10. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

    I have some Roman Imperial and Provincial reverses with various figures "feeding snakes" or holding "serpent-entwined staffs," but my favorite snake types (aside from the ones that ride on horseback!) and the "eagle eating snakes."

    Pardon me showing a few with this same imagery -- one each from Bruttium, Croton; Olympia, Elis; and Euboia, Chalkis:

    Bruttium, Croton Herakles Eagle Snake Ex-Clain-Stefanelli Naville 27-38.jpg
    Olympia, Elis AE Tetrachalkon Ex BCD Collection, Kolner EA 7.jpg Chalkis Drachm 1 Ex Agora 21-11.jpg

    (whether by eating each other, just chilling, or otherwise)
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  11. GinoLR

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    Anything you say

    Phoenicia, Byblos, 1/16th of stater. I cannot decipher the king's name. 4th c. BC
    obv.: Two hoplites, holding shields, standing on galley left on waves, prow ending in lion's head; hippocamp to left below
    rev.: phoenician legend, lion attacking bull to left

    Next : warrior(s) with helmet and shield
  12. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

    It's hard to tell exactly how he manages to carry it, along with his spear and the reigns for the horse, but this helmeted warrior has a giant circular shield behind his back!

    Calabaria Tarentum Nomos Dolphin rides.jpg

    Tarentum AR Didrachm or Nomos or Stater or Whatever (21mm, 6.5g, 9h), Magistrates Thi(...) und Aristok(...), c. 272-240 BCE.
    Obv: ΘI (left) / APIΣTOK (below). Helmeted Horseman r., holding spear and shield.
    Rev: ΤΑΡΑΣ (right). Phalantos or Taras as Oikistes riding dolphin left, holding trident, being crowned by Nike; rudder below.
    Ref: HN Italy 1039; Vlasto 899; Côte 524 (different dies).
    Prov: Ex-VAuctions Sale 223, Lot 1 (5 March 2009); purchased by CSJ for JJ Collection.

    NEXT: Ship/galley/prow/nautical theme
  13. expat

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    Hadrian, Rome mint 125 – 126 CE.
    Hadrianvs Avgvstvs Laureate bust right
    COS III above, SC below. Galley oriented right with arched cabin in the stern, 5 rowers visible, 1 pilot and a vexillum at the prow.
    As far as I am aware, the Rome mint was closed in 122CE when Hadrian left for some travels. This type shows his return to Rome in 125CE when the mint reopened upon his return.
    AE, AS Light green patina 12.65 g. 26 mm. Scarce.
    RIC 2- Volume 3 (Second edition). Hadrian 820, BMC 1342
    NEXT: Hadrian
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  14. Dafydd

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    HADRIAN (117-138). Semis. Rome.

    Laureate head right.
    Rev: COS III / S - C.
    Legionary eagle between two standards.

    RIC² 976.

    Condition: Near extremely fine.

    Weight: 3.35 g.
    Diameter: 18 mm.

    Next Aelius.
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  15. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Aelius (136 - 138 A.D.)
    AR Denarius
    O: L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right.
    R: TR POT COS II, Felicitas standing left, caduceus in left, cornucopia in right.
    Rome Mint, 137 A.D.
    SRCV II 3973, RIC II Hadrian 430, RSC II 50, BMCRE III Hadrian 969

    Next: Commodus
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  16. Dafydd

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    Roman Imperial Coinage, Commodus (as Cæsar), As, Rome, 175-6, draped bust right, rev. priestly implements, 11.08g (RIC Marcus Aurelius 1539; BMC Marcus Aurelius 1533). Slightly weak on reverse, otherwise very fine, portrait better, attractive green patina Ex Dix Noonan Webb.
    Next Pertinax.
  17. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    None of us have Pertinax, so something else.

    "Silvered" coin.

    Valerian I (253 - 260 A.D.)
    Egypt, Alexandria
    Billon Tetradrachm
    O: A K Π ΛI OVAΛEPIANOC EV EVC, Laureate and cuirassed bust right
    R: Tyche seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; L Δ (Year 4, 256/7 A.D.) to upper left.
    Köln 2867; Dattari (Savio) 5174; K&G 88.28; Emmett 3721.4.

    Next: Another "Silvered" coin.
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    Probus Silvered AE Antoninianus. Siscia Mint, 278 AD.
    IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
    ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, holding sceptre and raising right hand. Mintmark XXIT

    Next: military salutes
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  19. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

    Here's a similar type of Constantine saluting from horseback. ADVENTVS types became a staple of Roman Imperial coinage in the third century (though there were scattered earlier issues) [see @Valentinian's page on them], but I believe Probus was first to produce the design with a captive under the horse.

    Interestingly, as far as I know, the only other rulers to use the captive-Adventvs were all in London: Allectus, Carausius, and Constantine.

    Constantine ADVENTVS DiMarzio Toone Tags small.jpg

    NEXT: Any London mint coin (ruler & type of your choice)
  20. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Love them owls
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  21. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Nice coin
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