My Last Order of 2020/First Arrival of 2021

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Bing, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    It has taken nearly two months to arrive, and I will admit I was getting a little anxious. But now that it is here, I am pleased even though it has a flat strike on one end.
    P. Fonteius P.f. Capito.png
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: P FONTEIVS P F CAPITO III VIR, helmeted and draped bust of Mars right, trophy over shoulder
    REVERSE: MN FONT TR MIL , warrior on horseback thrusting his spear at a Gaulish enemy who is about to slay an unarmed third combatant, helmet and shield in lower right field
    Rome 55 BC
    3.87g, 19 mm
    Cr429/1; Syd 900; Fonteia 17

    Post your combat scenes or other appropriate examples
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  3. Limes

    Limes Supporter! Supporter

    That's a lovely coin Bing, the flatness in only a minor flaw in my opinion.

    This is the only coin I have with a fighting scene (staged for the emperor of course ;-)) I've consigned it to severus alexander for the next AMCC auction by the way.
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  4. Orielensis

    Orielensis Supporter! Supporter

    That's an attractive yet somewhat brutal Republican denarius. It reminds me of these well-known types:

    Römische Republik – RRC 285:1, Denar, Sergius Silus, Reiter mit Kopf.png
    Roman Republic, moneyer: M. Sergius Silus, AR denarius, 116–115 BC, Rome mint. Obv: EX·S·C ROMA; helmeted head of Roma, r., denominational mark X. Rev: Q M·SERGI SILVS; one-armed horseman (Marcus Sergius Silus) l., holding sword and severed head in l. hand. 17mm, 2.84g. RRC RRC 286/1.

    Rom – Constantius Gallus, AE2, Reitersturz, Konstantinopel.png
    Constantius Gallus, Roman Empire, AE2, 351–355 AD, Constantinople mint. Obv: DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAE; bust of Constantius Gallus, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed, r. Ref: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; Roman soldier l. spearing fallen horseman; in in fields, Γ•; in exergue, CONSB. 24mm, 4.20g. Ref: RIC VIII Constantinople 107.

    Rom – Magnetius, Gloria Romanorum, Reiter, Lugdunum.png
    Magnentius, Roman Empire, AE2, 350–353 AD, Lugdunum mint. Obv: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, draped and cuirassed bust of Magnentius r,, A behind. Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, rider galloping r., spearing barbarian with r. hand; below horse, shield and broken spear; barbarian kneeling, extending arms in front of horse; in exergue, RPLG. 20mm, 2,61g. Ref: RIC VIII Lugdunum 115.
  5. Scipio

    Scipio Well-Known Member

    D74DDFC7-F101-4A28-8883-A06FBD008A7A.jpeg 9C0B1D0A-7710-4A18-B67F-C475ACFA44C8.jpeg 573E373D-E3B7-4203-8999-F43037A5A468.jpeg FDD6DF0D-4C55-4059-87D1-6FE10BC822AF.jpeg A nice add @Bing, not easy to find that complete!
    Here are my Fonteius Capito and Minucius Thermus battle scenes
  6. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @Bing......That's a great looking coin, well worth the wait..Nice movement on the reverse but I love the Mars portrait with that little bit of beard showing...Cool coin!
    No Roman battle scenes here but it was the same the world over...
    Silaharas of Khankan (1000-1200 AD) Anonymous AR Drachm 14.1 mm x 4.13 g
    Obverse: Stylized Sassanian Bust right. "Sri" in Brahmi behind head left field.
    Reverse: Stylized Horseman battle scene shows a mounted warrior with sword to right. Below a fallen body and to the right a standing figure defending himself
    with a shield. Behind the horse a bow., Sun in upper right field.
    ref: Mit. NIS 649-652
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  7. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    James, Nice score :D! I like coins with combat action scenes. The only one I have is the common LRB pictured below :(.

    Cyzicus Mint, Officina 4.jpg
    Constantius II as Augustus, AD 337-361 (struck AD 351-351), Cyzicus Mint, 4th Officina. Billon Centenionalis: 24 mm, 5.27 gm, 6 h. Reverse: Roman soldier spearing a fallen horseman. RIC VIII, 92.
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  8. Alegandron

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

    Great Denarius, @Bing ! Super start to 2021.


    Roman Republic
    42 BCE
    Moneyer: L Livineius Regulus (one of 4 Moneyers that year! A quattuorvirate - Julius Caesar had expanded the Moneyers office from 3 to 4)
    AR Denarius 3.7g, 19mm
    Obv: Bare head of the praetor L. Livineius Regulus right
    Rev: Gladiatorial scene; in foreground, one man attacks lion with spear; in back ground, second man with shield and sword attacks panther; on left, wounded boar; in exergue, L. REGVLVS
    Ref: Sear 489; Crawford 494/30; Syd. 1112
    Comment: bankers mark and scratch on obverse
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