Island Ancient Coins

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by ancientone, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    It's two months until I take the family to Topsail Island for our yearly vacation. It's all I can think about so I'm creating a post for ancient coins from islands. Feel free to show any coins you may have.


    Achaea. Zacynthus, Island off Elis. Marcus Aurelius AE20. Pan with infant Dionysus.

    Caria, Rhodes. AE18

    hadriancrete3.jpg Crete, Koinon of Crete. Hadrian AE

    Ionia, Island of Samos. Marcus Aurelius Æ32. Samian Hera

    Lesbos, Mytilene. AE20, ca AD 250-268

    Thrace, Island of Thasos. 200-1 BC. Æ20

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  3. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    I keep this picture of Zakynthos in my coin photofile.

    Elis Zakynthos island.jpg

    It's a lot prettier to look at than the coin itself... :D

    Elis Zakynthos.jpg

    Have a great island holiday! :)
  4. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    I bet you will have a great time!
    How about a RR coin over a Sicilian coin?
    Quadrans over Uncia tintinna e51L1008 12.19.15 obv rot.jpg Quadrans over Uncia tintinna e51L1008 12.19.15 obv.jpg Quadrans over Uncia tintinna e51L1008 12.19.15 rev.jpg
    Maybe someone can post their sea turtle coin. I only have a cast, land one.
    Cast Sextans Turtle Cr24.7 Tintinna 2.14.15.jpg Cast Sextans Turtle  rev Cr24.7 Tintinna 2.14.15.jpg
    Maybe you can pick up some shells,
    AE Conch shell tintin 4.8.17.jpg
    and see dolphin.
    4.6.16 009.JPG 4.6.16 006.JPG
  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Someone called for a sea turtle!

    Aegina - Stater 614.jpg
    AR Stater. 11.98g, 20.6mm. ATTICA, Aegina, circa 520-480 BC, SNG Cop 501. O: Sea turtle with collar; Countermark: cross within square incuse. R: “Proto-skew” incuse pattern.
  6. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Also known as Shipwreck beach!
  7. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    Nice topic, love those Hadrians
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  8. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Sicily, Syracuse, c. 425-415 BC. Æ Onkia (12mm, 1.47g, 6h). Head of Arethusa r. R/ Octopus; pellet below. CNS II, 9; SNG ANS 383; HGC 2, 1434. Dark green patina
  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Here's one from Syracuse!

    Philistis, wife of Hieron II
    AR 5 Litrae; 4.46 gm, 18.1 mm
    Syracuse, Sicily, 270-230 B.C.E
    Obv: Diademed and veiled head, l., palm branch behind.
    Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ, Nike driving biga to left, E (=5) in l. field.
    Refs: SNG ANS-893; SNG III (Lockett)-1017; Forrer 196; Burnett pl. 4, 50.
  10. coinsareus10

    coinsareus10 Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous pictures.
  11. Duane Charter

    Duane Charter Member

    159.jpg from the Bermuda Islands...
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  12. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    Here's an island that I don't think has been posted yet: Sardinia. This type comes from a series struck by the praetors of Sardinia in 211, 210 and 209 B.C.. This particular type was struck under the praetor Aurunculeius in 209 B.C. The coin has evidence of overstriking and is probably overstruck on an earlier Sardinian type but there simply isn't enough evidence left to tell exactly what it is.
  13. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

  14. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

  15. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

  16. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Wow, this is a great thread ... congrats on posting such awesome examples!!

    Whoa, TIF => tough act to follow!!


    Oh well, here are a bunch of my cool island examples ...

    => go play with the other sweet coins, kids!!

    Lesbos Silenos & Rams.jpg Lesbos Mytilene.jpg

    Rhodes Top view rose.jpg Rhodes AR Hemidrachm Double strike.jpg

    Islands off Thrace, Thasos

    Islands Off Thrace Thasos Hemiobol.jpg

    Islands off Iberia, Ebusus

    Islands off Iberia Ebusus.jpg

    Sicily Messana.jpg

    syracuse octopusx.jpg Syracuse Hieron I.jpg
    Sicily Syracuse Hiketas II.jpg
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2017
  17. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    This on took a trip to an island and got a souvenir
    285-265 BC
    Ptolemy II AE 27 mm. Head of Zeus, laureate, right / Eagle l., wings open; to l., shield; inscription. Trident countermark (Cyprusca. 265 BC.)
  18. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Struck in the island of Cyprus, the following silver Tet represents Emperor Caracalla. Prieur 1578. CaracTet                  Prieur 1578.jpg CaracLeft AR           Cyprus.jpg
  19. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Nice coins @TIF. Amazing even! Out of curiousity did you photograph that bronze on vacation or a local island? I'd be so nervous to take one of my coins overseas for fear customs somewhere would seize it from me :sorry::arghh:

    Cool idea for a thread @ancientone!
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  20. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    I do travel with a few coins, usually. Not the higher end coins, but a few pocket pieces (purse pieces) and occasionally more coins for specific reasons, such as wanting to show them to someone, or sometimes just because I want to gaze at them while away :)
  21. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    ahhh, a true lover of coins
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