High relief ancient coins

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by RichardT, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Nice coin and pics of your Owl Richard. I agree that the high relief on many Greek coins is interesting. Unfortunately I collect Roman Republican coins. There are some high relief pieces there too.
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    Piso rev.jpg
    PISO with a level on obv

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    the cast coins have high relief like this dolphin / star

    and my turtle, not as much detail as TIF's or A Joe's, but interesting
    turtle wheel.jpg turtle wheel rev.jpg
     
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  3. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    TIF, can't wait
     
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  4. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    That C. Piso Frugi issue of 61 BC seems to have been produced with a higher relief Apollo head than L. Piso Frugi's of 90 BC, which had the same design. The mint workers seem to have struck them harder, too, to the point that some have a discernibly concave reverse.

    Here's the ol' x6 example...

    RR - C Piso Frugi exSteve 2890.jpg
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    ROMAN REPUBLIC
    AR Denarius. 3.74g, 17.8mm. Rome mint, 61 BC. C. Piso L.f. Frugi, moneyer. Crawford 408/1b (O40/R56); Hersh, Piso 238 (O235/R2056); Sydenham 866; Calpurnia 24d. O: Head of Apollo right, hair bound with fillet; wreath behind. R: Horseman galloping right, holding whip; C·PISO·L·F·FRV below.
    Ex Stevex6 Collection; ex Bruce R. Brace Collection
     
  5. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Nice OP coin (3 tail-feathered transitional too, yes?) and all those turtles are so awesome... as is @TIF's new coin! ;)

    My contribution, a Rhodian didrachm:
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  6. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    At 31mm and 32.92g, this is my thickest coin - a quadrunx from Luceria:

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    ATB,
    Aidan.
     
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  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I think the Bankers (out of the Greek World), were trying to pound the high-relief down:

    Athens Owl 16.8g  22x6-5mm Late Classical 393-300 BC, Sear 2537, SNG Cop. 63.jpg
    Athens Owl 16.8g 22x6-5mm Late Classical 393-300 BC, Sear 2537, SNG Cop. 63


    AES series of early Roman Republic coins had high relief

    Aes Grave Sextans in hand - obv.jpg
    Aes Grave Sextans Craw 18-5 thickness on edge.jpg
    Aes Grave Sextans Craw 18-5 thickness on edge

    RR Aes Grave Uncia 269-240 BCE Astragalus knuckle-bones.JPG
    RR Aes Grave Uncia 269-240 BCE Astragalus knuckle-bones


    And we get excited about Baseball Glove coins in the US with the curved flan?

    Oscan-Latin Aes Formatum scallop shell with Ribs 4th BCE.JPG
    Oscan-Latin Aes Formatum scallop shell with Ribs 4th BCE


    I am still trying to decipher the legend on this one:

    Italia Aes Rude  - bronze ca 5th-4th Century BCE 29.7mm 32.4g.jpg
    Italia Aes Rude - bronze ca 5th-4th Century BCE 29.7mm 32.4g
     
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  8. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

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    I believe that these are (1) Alexander tet from Babylon, (2) Kyme tet, and (3) Lysimachus tet. Sorry if my spelling is off. :)
     
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  9. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    Great Vitellius, @Andres2 . Bronze doesn't flow like silver.

    Here is a bronze (or billon?) coin in high relief:
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    KINGS of ELYMAIS. Uncertain early Arsacid kings. Late 1st century BC-early 2nd century AD. BI Tetradrachm. Uncertain mint. 14.35g, 27mm
    Obv: Diademed bust left to right, star-in-crescent above anchor, small pellet to right of anchor
    Rev: Degraded inscription; Crude diademed bearded bust left.
    Ref: van’t Haaff type 10.3.1-1D cf. Elymais » Kamnaskirid Dynasty » Late Kamnaskires successors / Early uncertain Arsacid kings
     
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  10. SeptimusT

    SeptimusT Well-Known Member

    I love high relief coins! I really like the portrait on this Menander I drachm:
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