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Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Orange Julius, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Researching this coin, ex- @Theodosius, ex- @John Anthony, which depicts Kabeiros. See this featured thread by @ancient coin hunter.

    Thessalonica pseudo-autonomous Kabeiros.jpg Time of Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161.
    Pseudo-autonomous Æ 21.4 mm, 8.48 g, 11 h.
    Macedonia, Thessalonica.
    Obv: ΘΕCCΑΛΟ-ΝΙΚΕѠΝ, turreted and draped bust of Tyche, right.
    Rev: KABI-POC, Kabeiros standing left, holding rhyton and hammer, star in left field.
    Refs: RPC IV.1 3486 (temporary); SNG Cop 384; SNG ANS 812 var. (no star on reverse; same obv. die); BMC 5.113-14, 47-49; cf Sear 4820; Touratsoglou p.329, 30.
    Notes: Ex-ArtCoins Roma, Asta 4, lot 96, 5 Dec 2011.
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  3. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    Two "Revolt of Poemenius" AEs:

    An AE2 21mm 3.86g ex Lanz Auction 100 Lot 579 (2000) ex Dr. Ernst von Ferrari-Kellerhof Collection (2009):


    An AE2 23mm 5.91g found in Northamptonshire in 2019:

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    Last edited: Oct 10, 2020
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Added to my forvm gallery days ago, but I know it wouldn't get many comments so I never made its own thread.

    Had to clean it since it was full of brown oxide. Didn't have a real lemon so had to make do with the bottled crap and distilled water.

    It's still a scarce type & glad to have a left facer.

    Otacilia Severa (244 - 249 A.D.)
    SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
    AR tetradrachm
    O: MAP ΩTAKIΛ CEOYHPAN CEB Draped bust of Otacilia Severa to left, wearing stephane, set on crescent.
    R: ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠA TO Γ / ANTIOXIA / S C Eagle with spread wings, standing facing, with it's head and tail to right, holding wreath in beak.
    McAlee 1093. Prieur 381
  5. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    .... welcome my friends to another Saturday nite ancients free for all!...:D...and as promised tonite i will, before your very eyes(kinda) silver wash a coin for you to behold in amazement & wonder! ted nugent free for all.jpg twilight zone snake oil saleman.jpg ..i have just taken this pic of two Probus coins ....i notice on the left one, there's still silvering left from days of i will attempt to silver the left facing right one...i will do a follow up post when i am thru...drum roll please... pre -silvered Probus coins 001.JPG pre -silvered Probus coins 003.JPG
  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...DONE!!.....Ladies & gentlemen, feast your eyes on what may be said is a truly ancient like moden miracle..behold a coin given its original luster of the silvery finish it had back in antiquity...:D... silvered coins 001.JPG silvered coins 002.JPG silvered coins 003.JPG silvered Valerian l and Probus coins
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  7. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Interesting! How did you treat the coins?
  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..very nicely...hehe...:smuggrin:..but if you'd like one of yours silvered, sent it to me..:)
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  9. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Great Coins Guys, truly enjoyed ! The only Ancient thing I have is a Chinese secret.
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  10. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    hehe..sounds like an old laundry soap commercial to me....:D
  11. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    With all the excitement over NAC I managed to find a coin that I liked of Eutheydemos I of Baktria. So now I am looking at the one I will eventually send off for auction. I have owned this for a while and I hope it will go to a good home. Eutheydemos I Ar Tetradrachm 215-210 B.C. Baktra mint? 16.12 grms 25mm bactria4.png
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  12. Alegandron

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

    I was WONDERING if you were going to jump to that! LOL
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  13. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Saturday night is starting where I live! There are a few new coins on my table, but I already posted a snapshot them in another thread and didn't take "real" pictures yet.

    Yet, here is a tiny barbarous radiate that's I picked up for pennies. It's been lying on my desk for a while until I finally took photographs, wrote a tag and sorted it in my trays. I like the humorous portray as well as dancing Disco-Pax on the reverse:
    Rom – Tetricus:Victorinus, Barb. Radiat, Pax.png
    "Tetricus I" or similar, Roman Empire, barbarous radiate, late 3rd century AD, unofficial mint in Gaul or Britain. Obv: IMVB [...] V AVC; bearded, radiate head r. Rev: [...] X AVC; Pax standing l. holding flower. 15.5mm, 1.70g. Ref: imitates RIC V Tetricus I 100 or similar.
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  14. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    Nothing to show today, but managed to snag something I've been after for a while on ebay, for half of what I set myself as a limit. That limit was basically my entire coin budget for the rest of the year, so celebrate with me about the fact that I will be able to get at least a few more snacks before the year's out! Pictures on arrival...
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  15. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    A rare siliqua of Constantius II from Rome, from a lot of late roman silver offered by Herbert Grun:

    AR19mm 2.94g silver siliqua, minted at Rome, cca. late 353.
    DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG; pearl-diademed draped cuirassed bust r.
    VOT / XXX / MVLTIS / XXXX inside wreath.
    R in exergue
    RIC VIII Rome 234, R2.

    Notes: Noted as rare in RIC but specimens do turn out. Interesting reverse legend inside the wreath, showing a middle issue between the longer VOTIS - MVLTIS and VOT - MVLT types, which might point to a dating between the beginning of the 350s and 355. The vota for 30 years of rule -- Constantius's tricennalia -- indicates a possible dating to around 353/354, marking 30 years from 324, when Constantius was raised to the rank of Caesar by his father Constantine I. The full weight of the specimen also points to a dating in the first half of the 350s, or at the very least before 357. But the most likely dating should be during the late period of Gallus as Caesar, as coins bearing his name were also minted in this scarce issue.

    The lack of officina in the mintmark is also coherent with the mints at Sirmium and Siscia (both having been main issuers of siliquae during the campaign against Magnentius (351-353). Why the output in Rome was so scarce at this time compared to the main mints in Europe at Sirmium and Siscia we do not know, but between 352 and December 354, Rome only issued one small (or brief) series of siliquae and multiples, naming both Constantius and Gallus, honoring the tricennalia of Constantius.

    Similar specimen here.
  16. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Thought I'd drop this one in.....
    Not an easy to come by coin.....This one's quite sweet with a nice depiction of the elephant, being well centered....Always amazes me the amount of detail that can be portrayed on these tiny coins....
    Chalukyas of Gujarat - Rana Hastin (900-1000 AD)-Silver Dirham
    9mm diameter/0.50gr
    Obverse- Elephant facing right.
    Reverse- Legend in two lines 'Rana Hasti'.
    Fishman / Todd U8.7
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  17. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    One of the first empresses to have a fairly extensive coinage Sabina Ae Sestertius Obv, Bust right draped and diademed Rv. Pietas seated left. 133 AD RIC 1029(old) RIC 2725 28.60grms 31 mm Photo by W. Hansen sabinas3.jpg
  18. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    I am really starting to get some fun unique Celtic coins and have just been to lazy to put together a full on thread.
    So, here is one that I really got geeked out about when it showed up looking like this, black and beautiful in hand:
    GAUL, Northeast. Leuci. Circa 100-50 BC. Potin Unit (16.5mm, 4.1 g, 3h). Stylized head left / Stylized boar left; two semicircles below. Depeyrot, NC VII, 139; D&T 225. Dark green-brown surfaces. VF.

    Pretty fun, rare and off the beaten path group of celts named Leuci "The bright ones", primarily known for being mentioned in Caesar's commentaries as "people supplying wheat to the Roman army in 58 BC"
    Any corrections on my identification or more information on the tribe would be appreciated:singing:
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
  19. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..well, when you do a thread, the production cost are as high as me on Saturday nite...:angelic::cool::wacky:...
  20. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Venus, who symbolized love, faithfulness and fertility, was an appropriate type for a young married empress, and the rudder also associates her to Fortuna, guiding the Empire towards prosperity. She may be Venus Caelestis holding a globe -- a Roman adaptation of the Syrian Goddess, Aphrodite Urania -- but she may also be Venus Genetrix, the protectress of Julius Caesar who is depicted holding an apple, the fruit being one more symbol of fertility.

    The coins with the dative of dedication inscription, FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL (to Faustina Augusta, daughter of Pius Augustus), are thought to be the first issues of Antoninus Pius for his daughter, dating to about AD 147-150.* This coin comes in a bare-headed version (RSC 266, RIC 517a, BMCRE 1075), a version with a single strand of pearls about the empress's head (RSC 266a, RIC 517c, BMCRE 1067-73), and with a double strand of pearls (RSC 266b, BMC 1074). Here's my version of the coin, with the single strand of pearls. The die-engraver made the empress a little slack-jawed.
    Faustina II, AD 147-175/6.
    Roman AR denarius, 2.64 g, 17.4 mm, 7 h.
    Rome, AD 147-150.
    Obv: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, bust of Faustina II, draped, right, with band of pearls round head.
    Rev: VENVS, Venus, standing left, holding apple or globe in right hand and rudder around which is twined a dolphin in left hand.
    Refs: RIC 517c; BMCRE 1067-73; RSC 266a; Strack 495; RCV 4708; CRE 233.

    *Mattingly, Harold, Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum, vol. IV: Antoninus Pius to Commodus. Introduction, indexes and plates. London, BMP, 1968, p. xliv.
  21. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    She looks like her mother, RC.
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