Pergamon Asclepious snake omphalos

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  1. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Lot of 3 coins , I bought it mainly for this Asclepious / Snake bronze:

    Snake Asclepious.jpg
    Snake Asclepious card.jpg

    other 2 coins, total $30 bargain lot for all 3:

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    my first coin from Rhodos:

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  3. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Reasonable group. Mine ate an owl (countermark).
  4. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..bad snake!..:bigtears:
  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Way cool! I once posted a write-up about this species of snake and its role on coins. This is still my favorite Asklepios coin:

    Gordian III and Tranquillina Anchialus Asklepios.jpg
    Gordian and Tranquillina, AD 238-244
    Roman provincial AE; 26.4 mm, 12.98 g
    Thrace, Anchialus, AD 241
    Obv: Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ CΕΒ-[...], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian and draped bust of Tranquillina, wearing stephane, confronted
    Rev: ΟVΛΠΑΝW[ΑΝ]ΧΙΑΛΕWΝ, Asklepios standing facing, head left, with serpent climbing staff to left
    Refs: Moushmov 2936; AMGN II 665; Varbanov 672; SNG Cop --; BMC Thrace -- .
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  6. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Great coins, hard to believe $30 gets three coins 4th century BC to 1st BC nice pick up.
  7. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    What a fun snack pack of Greeks. The Pergamon is my favorite of the three.

    I have one, like Doug's, with an owl countermark.

    Mysia Pergamon - AE Snake Owl Cm 2304.jpg MYSIA, Pergamon
    AE20. 8.18g, 20mm. MYSIA, Pergamon, 190-133 BC. BMC 161. O: Laureate head of Asklepios right. R: AΣKΛHΠIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, Serpent of Asklepios coiled around omphalos; c/m, owl standing.
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  9. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 128-38 AD Asclepius standing
    956 P Hadrian RPC1348.jpg
    EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Asclepius standing
    952 P Hadrian Emmettcf917.jpg
  10. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    nice catch Andre
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  11. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Hey, I was just going to post my new coin, but looks like it will fit in here....

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  12. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Caracalla, AD 198-217
    AE30, 14.9g, 7h; Thrace, Pautalia.
    Obv.: AVT K MAVP CEV ANTONEINOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev.: OVΛΠIAC ΠAVTAΛIAC, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff.

    I love this one. You can tell Asklepios has been hitting the gym. I even visited an Asklepion on the Greek islands Kos. There were lots of cats!
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  13. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    That is some coin! It has facial details.
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