Pig Racing! Post your PIGS

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  1. Alegandron

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

    This is a great break-time Racing Extravaganza!



    Iberia - Castulo AE14 Quarter Unit Bust - BOAR w-star 2nd C BCE

    Campania CAPUA AE Uncia 216-211 BCE Diana Boar Hannibal capital Italia SCARCE

    Great Racing! POST YOUR PIGS!
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  3. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    One of the coins that made me shift to ancients. I was just curious about them, I was browsing forums and auctions, I bought some just for curiosity, but seeing this made me start a new direction.
    RIC II Vespasian 986
    Titus AD 79-81. Rome
    Denarius AR

    20 mm., 2,43 g.
    Obverse Legend: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS
    Type: Head of Titus, laureate, right
    Reverse Legend: IMP XIII
    Type: Sow left, with three piglets


    Kyzicus, Mysia, AR hemiobol, After 480 BC, Forepart of boar left, tunny upward behind. / Lion head roaring left, small facing panther head above.
    Rosen 522

    And my newest addition, on the road.

    Klazomenai, Ionia, AR diobol. 499-494 BC. Forepart of winged boar right / Quatripartite incuse square. BMC 14; SNG von Aulock 1983; SNG Copenhagen 6-8; Sear 3503.
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  4. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..pigs you say?!...i have one on this Irish half penny along wid a lyre...:D Irish half penny 001.JPG Irish half penny 002.JPG
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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Ti Veturius.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Helmeted bust of Mars right
    REVERSE: Youth kneeling l., between two warriors who touch with their swords a pig which he holds., ROMA above
    Struck at Rome 137 BC
    3.7g, 18mm
    Cr.234/1; RSC Veturia 1
  6. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Arpi Ae 22 325-275 BC obv Head of Zeus left laureate Rv. Boar standing right in defensive posture. HN 642 HGC 534 7.53 grms 22mm Photo by W. Hansen arpi4.jpeg I recall buying this coin at the San Francisco show in December of 2013.
  7. Volodya

    Volodya Junior Member

    Crawford 121/2.


    Phil Davis
  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Does it have to be an ancient PIG ?:confused:
  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Here's one of the few coins in my collection to depict a pig of any kind. It's one of my favorite coins, though:

    Philip II as Caesar, AD 244-247.
    Roman provincial Æ 25.2 mm, 7.72 g, 6 h.
    Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, Sardis Workshop, AD 244-247.
    Obv: •Μ•ΙΟVΛΙ••ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟϹ•Κ•, bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II, right, seen from front.
    Rev: ΛΑΟΔΙΚЄ|ΩΝ ΝЄ|ΩΚΟΡΩΝ, river Caprus as boar and river Lycus as wolf seated back to back, heads facing each other.
    Refs: BMC 25.324,260 (same rev. die); RG 6326 (same obv. die); RPC VIII unassigned, ID 20777; SNG Cop 607; SNG Leypold 1678.
  10. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..i wouldn't send the diemaker to the store to get any eggs..:eek:
  11. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

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  12. Rudy1198

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    Schweidnitz Boar's Head Heller
    Silesia, City of Schweidnitz ~1390-1450
    Obv: Boar's Head, right, long tusks protruding with large eye.
    Rev: Incuse of obverse.
    .23g, ~13mm

    Saurma 212
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  13. Deacon Ray

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  14. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Mine is from Kyzikos/ looks like it surfin on a Tuna 00106q00.jpg
  15. pprp

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  16. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    Nice coins all! These are mine:

    Kyzikos, Mysia. AR Obol. Ca. 450 - 400 B.C
    Forepart of boar left, retrograde E on body, tunny fish swimming upwards behind.

    Reverse: Head of roaring lion left, within shallow incuse square.
    SNG Von Aulock 7333
    0,93g; 14mm

    Demetrios I Soter (162-150 B.C.) AE Denomination A. uncertain mint "83", possibly in Cilicia or somewhere in northern Syria. Struck ca. 155-150 B.C.
    Head of a lion with open jaws to left.
    Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Head of a boar to right; behind, monogram.
    Reference: CSE 2, 415. HGC 9, 823. SC 1660.a.
    14.79g; 25mm
  17. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Pigs, sows, and boars, oh my!

    Mysia, Kyzikos

    Mysia, Kyzikos, Boar-Lion diobol, jpg version.jpg

    Ti. Veturius

    COMBINED Ti. Veturius (Mars - pig & 2 soldiers).jpg

    Sulpicius Galba

    Sulpicius Galba - Sow 2.jpg

    M. Volteius

    Volteius (Hercules-Boar) jpg version.jpg

    Hosidius Geta

    New Hosidius Geta Diane-Boar COMBINED.jpg

    Titus Caesar

    Titus - Sow & Piglets.jpg
  18. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Wow, there's a lot of bacon here, but at least it's not BOARing!

    RR Aes Grave quadrantes...

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  19. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

  20. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Pretty sure I'm pigless....what a bore !!

  21. Alegandron

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

    LOL, we will make you an HONORARY PIG in the Club! :D
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