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  1. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    North Africa, he said...


    Geta as Caesar, AE as, Rome mint
    Obv.: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, draped bust right
    Rev.: DI PATRII, Liber Pater holding thyrsus, panther at feet, standing right, facing Hercules resting on club and holding lion-skin, standing left. Exergue S C.

    The association of Hercules and Liber Pater was the interpretatio Romana of the association of the Punic gods Melqart (Hercules) and Shadrafa (Liber Pater) worshipped at Leptis Magna, Africa. This is why they are called on this Roman coin the "Di patrii", the gods of his fathers: this branch of the Septimia family was from Leptis Magna, where Geta's father Septimius Severus was born.

    Next : an as from the Rome mint.
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  3. expat

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    AS, Rome mint
    Antoninus Pius. Æ. As. TIBERIS. 140-143 AD
    ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, laureate head right / T R POT COS III, Tiber reclining left with elbow on rock, holding reed, arm resting on boat, TIBERIS SC below.
    8.95g 25mm. scarce.
    C-822. Cohen 824, RIC. 706 a-S.
    Tiberinus is a figure in Roman mythology. He was the god of the Tiber River. He was added to the 3,000 rivers as the genius of the Tiber
    BJg2F7Gnor9N8xWgqFR6E5yQtPt4c3.jpg NEXT: 2nd century RR
  4. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

    Not sure if that's asking for a 2nd Century BCE Roman Republican?
    Or a 2nd century CE Roman Imperial?

    If Republican, here's a Q Caecilius Metellus AR Denarius (19.5mm, 3.91 g, 1h), 130 BCE, ex Frederick Hastings Rindge (1857–1905) Collection (Malter XXIX, 22 Mar 1985, lot 284), formerly on loan to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in the 1890s:
    Q Caecilia Metellus Denarius CNG 536 424 Rindge Collection.jpg

    If the latter, here's a Lucius Verus Sestertius with "Victory over Armenia" in a posture of mourning, struck c. 164 CE:

    CONSERVATORI-Lucius Verus Sestertius Victory Over Armenia 3.png


    First Century
    (your choice which)
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  5. expat

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    Sorry, I meant Republican. You covered the reply absolutely fine.
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  6. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    ANTONIUS FELIX AE Prutah. Roman Procurator of Judaea under Claudius. AD 54.
    Obverse: NЄP(Ѡ) KΛAY KAICAP. Two oblong shields crossed, two crossed spears behind.
    Reverse: Palm tree with dot and star and with L ΙΔ in field under branches either side of tree; BPIT above, K AI either side of tree across bottom.
    Issue struck in the name of Nero Claudius Caesar and Britannicus.
    RPC-4971, Sofaer 59-61. Jerusalem mint, RY 14 = 54 AD. 2,49 g - 17 mm
    Volume: RPC I №: 4971
    Reign: Claudius Persons: Britannicus (Caesar)
    City: Jerusalem Region: Judaea Province: Judaea
    Denomination: Æ Average weight: 2.41 g. Issue: Year 14 (AD 54)
    Obverse: ΒΡΙΤ ΚΑΙ, LΙΔ (in field); palm tree
    Reverse: ΝƐΡW ΚΛΑΥ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ; two crossed spears and shields
    Reference: Meshorer 29 Specimens: 12
    Not too much known about Britannicus, son of Claudius. He was named after his Father´s exploits in Britain around 50 AD. The sudden death of Britannicus shortly before his fourteenth birthday is reported by all extant sources as being the result of poisoning on Nero's orders; as Claudius' biological son, he represented a threat to Nero's claim to the throne.
    NEXT: Claudius
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  7. Sulla80

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    Claudius in his second year of reign:
    Caludius II Alexandria Tet.jpg
    Roman Provincial, Claudius II Gothicus BI Tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt. Year 2 = AD 269/70
    Obv: AVT K KΛAVΔIOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right
    Rev: Bust of Hermanubis right, wearing calathus; winged caduceus surmounted by palm branch before; LB (date) to left
    Ref: Emmett 3883; Dattari (Savio) 5392-3

    Next: more Claudius
  8. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

    Whoa, nice Claudius II Tetradrachm! I've got a bunch of his Year 2 Tetradrachm types, but haven't added that one yet. I feel like I recognize it...

    Here's one of mine (I've posted it in another thread):
    Claudius II Alexandria Tetradrachm AK Triton XXVI 813-19 Naville.jpg
    Egypt, Alexandria. Claudius Gothicus Potin Tetradrachm (21mm, 10.91g, 11h), 269/270.
    Obv: AVT K KΛAV-ΔIOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Claudius Gothicus to right, seen from the rear.
    Rev: Homonoia standing to left, right arm raised, holding double cornucopiae in left; in field left, L B (= year 2).
    Ref: Kellner, Alexandria p. 51 & p. 140 pl. 11 (this coin illustrated); Dattari 5397; Geissen 3040.
    Prov: AK Collection, Triton XXVI (10-11 Jan 2023), 813.19 (part, F19 of 25);
    Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG 1969.

    Highlighted here with 3 of my other Claudius II Year 2 Tetradrachms published in Kellner:
    Kellner Alexandria Kellner Cover Plate.jpg



    any metal, any ancient culture
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  9. Dafydd

    Dafydd Supporter! Supporter

    One of my few examples
    Ex-Dix,Noonan , Webb.

    Next more Tetradrachm
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  10. Sulla80

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    Aesillas Roman Makedon.jpg
    MACEDON, Roman Republican period. Aesillas. Quaestor, circa 95-70 BC. AR Tetradrachm Uncertain mint.
    Obv: Head of the deified Alexander the Great right; Θ to left
    Rev: Money chest, club, and chair; all within wreath.

    Next: more Tetradrachm
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  11. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

    Another Macedonian Tetradrachm from the Roman Republican period:

    CONSERVATORI-Macedon First Meris Tetradrachm.png


    Can we get another Artemis?

    any period any denomination any metal
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  12. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    New theme,
    Still a tetradrachm,

    Next- a coin that took too much effort to attribute.
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  13. Sulla80

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    This one qualifies - it is not Augustus and not a dog standing on a crocodile.

    Next: a coin with a good story
  14. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    "Rises from the dead...."

    Carausius (287 - 293 A.D.)
    Æ Antoninianus
    O: IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    R: PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre; S in left field; P in right field.
    Camulodunum(?) Mint
    RIC 475

    Next: Favorite AE
  15. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

    All right, good to see the game back on!
    I've already posted two of my favorite AEs in this thread (#13825 & #11954)....

    But not this one! My newest (tied for) favorite Bronze...

    Vespasian Dupondius HJB 225 23 Curtis Clay RIC 263 JSW Platt Hall.jpg
    Vespasian Æ Dupondius (27mm, 13.45 g, 6h), Rome mint, 71 CE.
    Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III. Radiate head right.
    Rev: CONCOR AVG S C. Concordia seated left, sacrificing from patera over altar and holding cornucopiae.
    Ref: RIC II.1 (2nd Ed.) 263 (this coin ill. from plater cast at Oxford); also the Wildwinds "plate coin" (for RIC 263).
    Prov: HJB BBS 225 (30 Nov 2023), 23 [acq. 2 Oct 2023], Curtis Clay Collection, with his tray tags; CNG EA 169 (25 Jul 2007), 203, J.S. Wagner Collection, w/ tray tag; Glendining "Catalogue of the important collection..." (16 Nov 1950), Lot 1198 (part), Henry Platt Hall (1863-1949) Collection, part II (HJB: "whence plaster cast in Oxford; illustrated in RIC from that cast").

    Screenshots from Harlan Berk's video and from my video:
    Vespasian Dupondius Screenshot Collage.jpg

    A Favorite Portrait

    (doesn't have to be the favorite, just a favorite)​
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  16. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)
    AR Denarius
    O: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head right.
    R: VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory advancing right, holding palm and crowning standard with wreath.
    Rome Mint (72-73 A.D.)
    RIC 362 (C2), BMCRE 74, RSC 618

    Favorite Reverse
  17. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    favorite reverse
    Duci di Piacenza
    AV Quadrupla 1626
    Piacenza Mint
    Odonardo I Duke of Parma/ Piacenza 8ff93357fe33167bbf36fd93eae2c6c6.jpg
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  18. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

    Are we still on "favorite reverse"?

    The reverse of this Republican Quinarius (101 BCE) is the first depiction of a bound captive and trophy together on any coin (or any artwork at all, for that matter). Took me several years to find just the right one:

    Fundanius Quinarius Trophy Tableau 326-2 Jacquier 51 Slg RL.jpg
    C. Fundanius AR Quinarius (14mm, 1.67g), Rome, 101 BCE.
    Obv: Head of Jupiter laureate, right. Control mark, left: R (?).
    Rev: C•FVNDA. Victory crowning trophy, to which is bound a kneeling captive (King Teutobodus?). Q below.
    Ref: Crawford 326/2; CRRO.
    Prov: Ex Sammlung R.L., formed over three generations, c 1890s-2010 (Jacquier 51, Lot 185 ).

    Another small silver coin

    or, if you prefer numismatic German, eine Kleinsilbermünze
  19. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I would have preferred eine Kleingoldmünze;)
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  20. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

    I think EL counts! Being roughly half gold/half silver, I include little Electrum Hektes as part of my collections of both tiny Greek silver and ancient gold.

    (Based on google-machine results, however, I'm sad to say that "Kleinelektronmünze" doesn't seem to have ever actually been used as a word, unlike Kleingoldmünze and Kleinsilbermünze. Being a particular fan of numismatic German, maybe I can make a project of popularizing that new term!)
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  21. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Here's my 1/96 Stater
    4mm. 0.18g. obv: Griffin? lf - 2024-01-21T112549.068.jpg
    Next up: Griffin
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