Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, Feb 27, 2018.
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I don't have many coins with Hercules on them, here's my first...an Indo-Scythian Hercules chillin' on rock with his club.
Here's a roach with a Hercules reverse, which I posted a few months ago in a similar thread:
Gordian III AD 238-244
Roman AR Antoninianus; 5.52 g, 23.2 mm, 2:00
Rome, AD 241-243
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and draped bust, right
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right, right hand on hip, left holding lion's skin and resting on club set on rock
Refs: RIC 95; Cohen 404; RCV 8670; Hunter 71.
Constantine I ("the Great"), A.D. 307-337
Ticinum mint, A.D. 307-308
Obv: CONSTANTINVS P F AGV[sic]
Rev: VIRTVS PER-PETVA AVG - Hercules, strangling Nemean lion; club behind left leg
ST in exergue
26 mm, 7.1 g.
TI QUINCTIUS ROMAN REPUBLIC
OBVERSE: Bust of Hercules left, wearing lion's skin headdress, club over shoulder
REVERSE: two horses left, rider on the nearer horse, dot X; TI Q and rat below, DOS.S in incuse on tablet in ex.
Struck at Rome 112-111 BC
C POBLICIUS QF ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS POBLICIA
AR Serratus Denarius
OBVERSE: ROMA, draped bust of Roma right, helmeted & decorated with corn ears, control mark letter above
REVERSE: C•POBLICI•Q•F, Hercules strangling the Nemean lion, club at his feet
Struck at Rome 80 BC
Cr380/1, Syd 768, Poblicia 9
Septimius Severus AD 193 - 211
Æ18; 3,65 g., 18 mm
Obv.: AV K Λ CEΠТ CEVHPOC
Hercules standing left, strangling the Nemean lion.
Marcianopolis Mint, Moesia Inferior
Hercules struck over Roma
cast RR bronze of Hercules
The RR series had Herc on the obv of 3 dotters (Quadrans of 1/4 of an As).
I'm still curious to know what does the apple represent in the hand of Venus, Roman goddess of love ?
That is the golden apple, awarded to Venus/Aphrodite by Paris. Read about the judgement of Paris here.
Yours is nicer.
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