Hungry like the wooooolf!

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  1. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    I'm lost then I'm found. My obverse wears a silly crown. I'm ancient and round. I'm not just some stupid hound in a pound. And I'm posting like a wolf!
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    Macrinus, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Parium, Mysia
    Bronze AE 23, SNG BnF 1503 var. (A on rev.), BMC Mysia -Parium (Kemer, Canakkale, Turkey) mint, IMP C M OPE SEV MACRINVS, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse C G I H PA (Colonia Gemella Iulia Hadriana Pariana) curving above, final A in exergue, She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twin infants Romulus and Remus ; very rare
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    Constantinople Commemorative series.
    Follis. Kyzikos.
    Obv: VRBS ROMA.
    Helmeted and cuirassed
    bust of Roma left.
    Rev: SMKE.
    She-wolf standing left,
    suckling the twins Romulus
    and Remus; two stars
    above. RIC 91.

    Come on. I know you have coins with wolves that you're hungry to post. Unleash the beasts!!!
     
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Oh great. Now I have Duran Duran stuck in my head :p :D

    The Macrinus looks very touchable.

    A couple of wolves, are part of them :)

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    ARGOLIS, Argos
    330-270 BCE
    AR Triobol or Hemidrachm, 14mm, 2.4 g
    Obv: forepart of wolf left, retrograde Σ above
    Rev: large A; Π–Ρ above, club below; all within shallow incuse square
    Ref: BCD Peloponnesos 1083.3; HGC 5, 667

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    ARGOLIS, Argos
    330-270 BCE
    AR Triobol or Hemidrachm, 13mm, 2.5 g
    Obv: forepart of wolf left
    Rev: Large A; stylized triskeles below; all within shallow incuse square
    Ref: BCD Peloponnesos 1075.2; HGC 5, 667
     
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  4. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Nice wolves Ryro.
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    You've been SONG BOMBED! Beautiful wolves. They look very petable.:) naw. They'd probably bite! I've always liked the coins of Argos:pompous:
     
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  6. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Okay, I didn't quite actually laugh out loud -- until I read this first paragraph. :) I'll even forgive you for the earworm!
     
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  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Enrich the soldiers...ignore all others

    Here's mine from an uncleaned hoard...does anyone know what mint SMTS refers to?

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  8. Alegandron

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

    Very nice captures @Ryro !

    A few of my WUFFS:

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    Makedon Amyntas II 395-393 BCE Æ12 2.0g Aigai or Pella mint Hd Pan - Forepart wolf chewing bone SNG Alpha Bank 179-80 Very Rare

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    RR Hd Juno Sospita R goat skin hddrss She-wolf R placing stick on fire eagle stndng fanning flames 45 BCE 19.0mm 4.07g Cr 472-1

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    RR Anon AR Denarius 115-114BCE Rome mint 19.52mm 3.82g ROMA X Seated r on shields spear birds she-wolf Romulus Remus Cr 287-1 Sear 164

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    ARGOLIS Argos 490-470 BC AR Triobol 14mm 2.9g Forepart of wolf lying - A 2 incuse sqs pellet crossbar within shallow sq incuse BCD Peloponnesos 1009 RARE

    RR Anon AE Sextans 217-215 BCE She-Wolf Twins Eagle Syd 95 Cr 39-3 S 609.JPG
    RR Anon AE Sextans 217-215 BCE She-Wolf Twins Eagle Syd 95 Cr 39-3 Sear 609

    RR Sextus Pompeius 137 BCE AR Den She-Wolf Rom Rem S112 Cr 235-1a.jpg
    RR Sextus Pompeius 137 BCE AR Den She-Wolf Rom Rem Sear 112 Cr 235-1a
     
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  9. Alegandron

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

    Jimmy SMiTS - yeah, that is right:

    :) Sorry, it is the Mint mark for Thessalonika


    But this one is TRIER
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    Rome VRBS ROMA commem 330-331 CE Æ reduced centenionalis, 16mm, 2.5g, 12h; Trier mint, CE 330-331 She-wolf RIC VII 529
     
  10. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Rome under Theodoric, Ostrogothic Kingdom
    AE follis
    Obv: IMVIC-TA ROMA, Roma helmeted, facing right
    Rev: She-wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus, XL (40) above, dot V dot in ex
    Mint: Rome (struck 498-526 AD)
    Ref: BMC 24

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    Rome under Theodoric, Ostrogothic Kingdom

    AE half-follis
    Obv: IMVIC-TA ROMA, Roma helmeted, facing right
    Rev: She-wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus, two stars above, XX in ex
    Mint: Rome (struck 498-526 AD)
    Ref: BMC 30

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  11. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..wolf..babies...i think this one's like Alegandron's...no like ACH's shewolf city comemorative constantine 001.JPG shewolf city comemorative constantine 002.JPG
     
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  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    SEXTUS POMPEIUS FOSTLUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS POMPEIA
    AR Denarius OBVERSE: Head of "Minerva or Pallas" (personification of Rome) with winged helmet, earrings and necklace, looking to the right.
    Below the chin, it is the "X" (although its value then was 16 aces) and behind the bust is a small jar
    REVERSE: FOSTuLVS left and Sextus. Pompeius. to the right of the field. She-wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus.
    Behind Ruminal fig tree is represented with three birds in their branches. On the left, the pastor Faustulus figure in an attitude of admiration for the wonder he sees. ROMA in ex
    Struck at Rome 137 BC
    3.63g, 19.5mm
    Cr235/1a; Syd 461; Pompeia 1
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    ARGOLIS, ARGOS
    AR Hemidrachm
    OBVERSE: Forepart of a wolf left
    REVERSE: Large "A", eagle below "I-E/P-W/NO-S" = Hieron (Magistrate)
    Struck at Argos,90-40 BC
    2.25g, 15.5mm
    BCD Peloponnesos 1177
    Ex Aegean Numismatics
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    TRAJAN
    AE Quadrans
    OBVERSE: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder
    REVERSE: She-wolf crouching left, SC in ex.
    Struck at Rome, 98-117 AD 2.6g, 16mm
    RIC 694, Cohen 340, BMC 1061
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    Rome COMMEMMORATIVE
    AE3
    OBVERSE: VRBS ROMA, bust of Roma left wearing imperial mantle and plumed helmet
    REVERSE: She-wolf left with twins, two stars above, dot GSIS dot in ex.
    Struck at Siscia , 334-335 AD
    2.73g, 19mm
    RIC VII 240
     
  13. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    This one was struck at Laodicea. Macrinus .. BMC 97. Macr Remus      Bmc 97.jpg Macr O Wolf       Laod.jpg
     
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  14. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    another URBS ROMA joining the wolfpack:

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  15. Jbruce

    Jbruce Well-Known Member

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    Awesome coins. I got that same one Ryro. At least I think it's the same. Got it from FAC a few months back.

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    It says on the information that it's (No A on rev) but clearly I see an "A" on the reverse.
     
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  16. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Another wolf with no twins:
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  17. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic Supporter

    A type that was exclusively struck for Domitian as Caesar under Vespasian.

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    Domitian
    AR Denarius, 3.17g
    Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
    RIC V961 (C2). BMC V240. RSC 51.
    Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
    Rev: COS V; She-wolf and twins l. : in ex., boat

    Rare examples lack the boat. I have yet to come across one.
     
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  18. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I regret to say I have a boat.
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  19. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Haha! Why would you regret a boat on such a cool coin?
     
  20. Hispanicus

    Hispanicus Stand Fast!

    Ryro,
    Wolves, great idea! This Iberian AE is one of last year’s pickups for the simple reason that it has a fairly muscular male wolf on the reverse instead of the typical spear brandishing horseman you normally see on Iberian coins of this period.
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    ILTIRTA, CIRCA 180 BC, 25 mm, 9.99 gms.
    Obv.: Beardless male head right, Rev.; wolf walking right, Celt-Iberian inscription above.
     
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  21. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Great reminder @Bing ! I have that Trajan in a minty green flavor. Yours appears to be more cinnamon and mine decided to face right.
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    Trajan
    Æ Quadrans. Rome, circa
    AD 109-117. IMP CAES
    NERVA TRAIAN AVG,
    laureate bust right, slight
    drapery on far shoulder /
    She-wolf at bay to right, SC
    in exergue. RIC 692.
     
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