Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ken Dorney, Mar 20, 2019.
Are portraits mandatory?
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What do you intend to show us in your "ladies" ? @ S77.
I may need to start a collection of the Ladies of Rome.
Carthage - Zeugitana AR Shekel-Didrachm 360-264 BCE Tanit Horse r head l palm SNG COP 141
Carthage mint 2nd Punic War 203-201 BCE BI 1½ Shekels 24mm 9.4 g Wrthd Hd Tanit - Horse stndng R hd L, raised foreleg Pellet SNG COP 394
Stylized version of Tanit
(YES, this is how she looks in my SNG COP Plate book...I had to verify that nose!)
Carthage Zeugitania AR ½ Shekel 17mm 3.8g 2nd Punic War 218-202 BC Sicily mint 216-211 BC Tanit l Horse r sun as double uraeus SNG COP 359
I think Jenny Lind should be sued for copyright infringement based on silhouette analysis... . Since a lot of Western Law is based on Roman Law, I believe the Ancient Romans may have a case... bummer is, everyone will have to return those dolls for destruction...
Jenny Lind was a real person, a singer-- "The Swedish Nightingale". Maybe a descendant of Lucilla?
Please explain 'auxiliary mint'.
I don't know what seth 77 intended but there are many coins issued in the name of a woman that do not have a portrait. There are a few Roman Imperials but I don't have any of them. This is a full length figure of Messalina, wife of Claudius, on a tetradrachm of Alexandria.
Coins of Kashmir Queen Didda Rani and many other Eastern rulers have no portraits.
In the past, as I recall, we have had posts of several well known medieval queens that were without faces.
There are many coins with more than one ruler shown on the coin. Who has one that shows two different women (rulers, not goddesses) on one coin? I have none. What exists?
ALL my ladies are lovely... the latest one is who Ken got...but my most booful portrait i reckon is still Herennia Estruscilla on this sestertius..(who was misidentified as Otacilla, but, thats another story 9_9)..
I meant the very nice, determined, pious and apparently rather smart, although unlucky in love Alienor, Countess of Vermandois (1182/1192-1213):
I always love a Ladies Thread! Beautiful coins everyone-
One of my favorite nicely toned ladies:
There's this Byzantine gold:
It's a histamenon of Zoë and Theodora (1042). Definitely not mine: it sold for USD 190,000 in 2014 at Heritage.
Back to earth, here's an Augusta I haven't posted much:
Agrippina II with Nero, Myrina in Aeolis, AE17, 4.00g.
The following coin has 2 ( Lady and goddess). Galeria and Venus.
BTW.. My hut-coin was struck at Antioch.
@ S77. I was just seeking joke and fun.
Faustina I was a bit matronly, but this coin is quite nice:
But it's hard to beat a real Goddess, Ceres
That's a good question maybe Curtis Clay can answer in greater detail than I will here, because he's the one who attributes this to a Roman "auxiliary mint." I believe he's basing this attribution on style, which appears to be somewhat different than typical products of the main Roman mint. Not Eastern, because the Eastern issues of Elagabalus were minted 218 to early and perhaps mid 219. The denarii of Julia Paula would have been minted after he arrived in Rome from 219 to sometime in 220.
From what we've seen in this thread, Lucilla would probably win a beauty contest any day :
Otacilia may not win a beauty contest, but you have to give props to hubbie Philip for even daring to pair her with a hippo on the reverse. Or perhaps that turned out to be more of a facepalm moment?
AR Antoninianus. 2.82g, 23.4mm. Rome mint, AD 248. RIC IV 116b (Philip I); RSC 63. Ludi Saeculares (Secular Games) issue, commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Rome. O: OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent. R: SAECVLARES AVGG, Hippopotamus with head level walking right; IIII (officina) in exergue.
Ex William Whetstone Collection
Queen Philistis of Syracuse is probably idealized in this portrait, but if not, she was very glamorous.
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