Greek and Roman Busts

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  1. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member


    No! Not that kind of bust.

    This kind
    No. Not that one either.

    @Ocatarinetabellatchitchix posted a thread "Who has the nicest BUTT?" so why not add some discussion on best breasts regarding ancient coinage? Yes, I went there. Personally I do not own any respectable examples but please show us your breast.

    trajanSidon.jpg Phoenicia, Sidon. Trajan. A.D. 98-117. AE 21
    Obv: Radiate and draped bust of Trajan right, seen from behind.
    Rev: Europa facing, seated "sidesaddle" on bull charging right; her veil blows out above and behind her head; to upper right, ZKΣ (= CY 227 = A.D. 116/7).
    RPC III 3867.

    Phrygia, Hieropolis. Nerva Ae16. Wingless Nike
    Obv: NEROVAC KAICAP Head of Nerva r.
    Rev: IEROPOL I TWN Wingless Nike standing l., holding wreath and palm.
    16mm, 2.98g
    BMC 12

    Aphrodite nude to waist where her garment is protruding
    normal_MagydusMacrinus.JPG Pamphylia, Magydus. Macrinus AE24. Aphrodite
    Obv: Macrinus bust r.
    Rev: Aphrodite semi-nude, standing facing, head right, smoothing hair, peacock at foot left, sphinx at foot right.
    SNG Paris 311.
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  3. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Great topic. Here's my best breast

    Constantinopolis RIC VII 224A (2020_11_18 03_38_31 UTC).JPG
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  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    i guess we got a bit of bust here as well
    Constans RIC VIII 118 (2020_11_18 03_38_31 UTC).JPG
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  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    and since you have Plautilla statue, here's my horrible example
    Plautilla (2020_11_18 03_38_31 UTC).JPG
  6. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Not ancient, but I just can't resist posting this here!
    A Haitian coin commemorating Montreal Olympic, which can technically be considered Greek :p
  7. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Though, I did just post a thread about the injustices of the farrier sex, it is important to celebrate appreciation for their beauty.
    More than a dozen handfuls is a waste:
    There are plenty of curvy ladies on coins. Coins of Athena with her full body are chiefly sold on her curvaceousness...
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  8. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Nice bust of Plautilla. Do you know the city?
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  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Then there's this antoninianus of Trebonianus Gallus on which Victoria experiences a "wardrobe malfunction."

    Trebonianus Gallus VICTORIA AVG facing right antoninianus Antioch.jpg
    Trebonianus Gallus VICTORIA AVG facing right on globe Antioch close up.jpg
  10. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    That's what i'm talkin bout! Nice Coins!
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  11. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Makes me want to go back to collecting Imperials.
  12. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I agree it’s a great bust, but unfortunately the reverse is entirely gone. All I can see are Greek letters for PLAU placing it *somewhere* in the provinces... a real shame because the patina is EXCELLENT
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  13. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Why don’t you
  14. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    That’s a very similar look to the wardrobe malfunction standing liberty quarter
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  15. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    I think a number of Roman denarii with reverse legend VENVS VICTRIX will fit into the criteria. I recall seeing an example of Plautilla denarius with a reverse of Venus resting by a shield with Cupid around.
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  16. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    I never really quit just moved my focus.
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  17. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    Looks a lot like the obverse of a silver Libertad.
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  18. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    This one "takes the cake" in my coins:
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  19. hotwheelsearl

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  20. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    This engraver was an EX farmer and forgot where he was?
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  21. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..hmmm...they seem to have put pants on her too.....but i LOVE that coin! :)
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2020
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