Roman chariot found in Pompeii !

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  1. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

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    A large ceremonial chariot with four wheels, with its iron elements, beautiful bronze and pewter decorations, mineralized wood remains, imprints of organic elements (from ropes to the remains of vegetable decorations), was found almost intact just a few hundred meters north of the famous Italian cultural site.


    The chariot was discovered in a porch in front of a stable where, already in 2018, the remains of 3 equines, including a harnessed horse, had been found. It is a ceremonial chariot not used on a daily basis or for agricultural transport, but to accompany moments of community celebration, parades and processions.


    Please show me your chariots !

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  3. JayAg47

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    That's a lot of bronze disease ;)
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  4. Roman Collector

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    Very cool!!!

    How about a chariot drawn by four lions?

    Julia Domna, AD 193-217.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.30 g, 19 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, 21st emission, AD 205.
    Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: MATER AVGG, Julia Domna, as Cybele, seated left in quadriga of lions and holding branch in her right hand.
    Refs: RIC 562; BMCRE 48; Cohen/RSC 117; RCV 6592; Hill 759; CRE 354.

    Horse-drawn chariots:

    Philistis, wife of Hieron II.
    Greek AR 5 litrae.
    Syracuse 270-230 BCE, 4.46 gm, 18.1 mm.
    Obv: Diademed and veiled head, l., palm branch behind.
    Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ, Nike driving biga to left, E in l. field.
    Refs: SNG ANS 893; SNG III (Lockett) 1017; Forrer 196.

    L. Mussidius Longus.
    Roman Republican AR denarius, 3.5 gm, 17.0 mm.
    Rome mint, 42 BC.
    Obv: Bust of Marc Antony's 3rd wife, Fulvia, as Victory, r., draped.
    Rev: L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS, Victory in biga, r., holding reins.
    Refs: Sear 1517; BMCRR 4229; RRC 494/40; Sydenham 1095; RSC Mussidia 4; Banti Mussidia 613.
  5. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths Supporter

    Athens New Style Tetradrachm c137/6 BC
    obs: Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
    16.82gm 30mm Thompson issue 28
    Thompson catalogue: Obs 315 : Rev NEW
    Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
    Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora on
    which month mark Β control ΜΕ below
    2 magistrates : MIKI ΘΕΟΦΡΑ
    RF symbol : Nike driving Quadriga
    All within a surrounding olive wreath
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  6. gsimonel

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    The obvious:
    Constantine I ("the Great")
    A.D. 307-337
    Antioch mint, A.D. 337-347 (Posthumous)
    RIC 39
    Rev: Constantine in quadriga, being raised to heaven by the hand of God
    SMANΓ in exergue
    15 mm, 1.6 g.
  7. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths Supporter

    Athens New Style Tetradrachm c113/2 BC
    Obs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
    29mm 16.73 gm Thompson issue 52
    Thompson catalogue : Obs 680 : Rev NEW
    Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
    Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
    on which month mark M control ME below
    3 magistrates : EUMAREIDES KLEOMEN PYRRI
    RF symbol : Triptolemos in biga pulled by snakes
    All within a surrounding olive wreath
  8. Bing

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    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: CAESAR Head of Mars left in crested helmet
    REVERSE: Venus Genettris with scepter, in biga drawn by two Cupids left, lyre in field, contolmark above, L IVLI L F in ex.
    Struck at Rome, 103BC
    3.85g, 17mm
    Cr320/1, Syd 593a.
  9. ancient coin hunter

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    Thanks for pointing out the chariot.
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  11. Alegandron

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

    Thanks for the writeup and a great coin. @Ocatarinetabellatchitchix ...

    Every horse has to get started, how about


    RR Naevius Balbus 79 BCE AR Den Venus SC TRIGA Sulla S 309 Cr 382-1

    RR Pulcher Mallius Mancinus Urbinius 111-110 BCE AR Den TRIGA S 176 Cr 299-1a

    Ooops, and this Training Chariot had a FLIPOVER

    RR Clodius Pulcher T Mallius AR Den 111-110 BCE ERROR Flipover Double-Strike Roma Triga Cr 299-1b S 176
  12. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    How exciting!!!
    Thanks for showing it!
  13. jdmKY

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  14. octavius

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    Dupondius of Germanicus, struck under Caligula, with Germanicus in chariot.
    Ks893SBdkb9W4DNnc2PoLi37yX5qyR.jpg As of Caracalla with bulls pulling chariot driven by Luna.

    and sestertius of Antoninus Pius, with him in triumphal chariot...

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  15. Clavdivs

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    C. Annius T.f T.n and L. Fabius L.f Hispaniensis (moneyers) 82-81 BC
    mint in north Italy or Spain, 19mm, 3.89g

    OBV: Diademed, draped bust of Anna Perenna r, caduceus behind, scales before, plow below. C ANNI TF TN PRO COS EX
    REV: Victory with palm frond, driving galloping quadriga r. Q above, L FABI LF HISP in ex

  16. Limes

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    That's an amazing find, thanks for posting it here @Ocatarinetabellatchitchix. The find is in the papers here as well. And cool coins posted!

    Yes sir!


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  17. otlichnik

    otlichnik Well-Known Member

    Nice chariot coins. But what was found was actually a four-wheeled cart.

    Anyone have coins with four wheeled carts? I don't think I have any.

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  18. Roman Collector

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    Julia Domna, AD 193-217
    Roman provincial Æ 29.3 mm, 13.67 g, 6 h.
    Ionia, Ephesus, AD 193-217.
    Obv: CЄBACTH IOY ΔOMNA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: ЄΦЄϹΙΩΝ TPIC NЄΩKOPΩN, carpentum drawn right by two mules.
    Refs: SNG Copenhagen 417; BMC 267 var. (obv legend).
  19. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Here is a cart reverse on sestertius of Agrippina Senior struck by her son Caligula, but I'm afraid it has only two wheels; at least that's all I see.

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