Super EARTH discovery

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  1. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Photo of TOI-561b taken with my iphone 5

    A group of astronomers have discovered a ten billion year old "super-Earth", located 280 light years from our planet. About 1.5 times the size of Earth, it sits outside the solar system and revolves around a very old Milky Way star. A "super-Earth" is a planet with a surface similar to that of Earth. It is rocky like the Earth, but it is three times as massive. Named TOI-561b, it is believed to be one of the oldest planets to be discovered. Sadly, TOI-561b is an extremely hot planet. Researchers estimate that the average surface temperature is 3,140 degrees Fahrenheit making it unable to accommodate life. So please don't plan your next vacations there.

    The globe is a very common feature on Roman coinage. We're not going to start an argument here trying to analyze if the "orb" is symbolizing the earth or the cosmos. I remember an excellent article in the Celator in June 1998 about it. But I'm surely interested to see your best examples depicting globes. Please show me your orb's coins !

    Philip II
    Emperor holding globe

    Jupiter holding victory on globe

    Gordian III
    Sol holding globe

    Sol holding globe

    Constantius Chlorus
    Emperor receiving globe from Jupiter
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  3. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    I'll play....Here's a couple..
  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Aurelian restoring the "orb"
    Aurelian BI Ant Cyzicus mmA.JPG

    Constans holding a globe upon which perches a phoenix
    Constans Centenionalis Cyzicus.JPG
  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Tiberius used a larger globe on this as. Does the rudder indicate that Rome was travelling all over or what?
  7. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Rome steering the world?
  8. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Tiberius at the end of his life had retired to Capri. It is from this place that he ruled the world which is symbolized on the back of your as by a rudder. This type was introduced into coinage in 34/35 (TR P XXXVI) and was used until the death of the emperor.
  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    There are so many of them! Here are some of mine:

    Divus Vespasian
    Divus Vespasian AR Denarius - Capricorns jpg version.jpg
    Marcus Aurelius/MA raising Italia

    Marcus Aurelius sestertius jpg version (Marcus Aurelius & Italia on reverse).jpg

    Divus Marcus Aurelius

    Divus Marcus Aurelius - eagle reverse jpg version (Harlan J Berk).jpg

    Lucius Verus/Providentia

    Lucius Verus AR Denarius.jpg


    Julia Paula/Capricorn

    Julia Paula - Capricorn Parium COMBINED.jpg


    Gallienus centaur jpg version.jpg
    Licinius I

    Licinius I - jpg version.jpg
    Constans jpg version.jpg
    Gratian siliqua

    Gratian AR siliqua Trier mint jpg version.jpg
  10. Alegandron

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


    RI GALBA 68-69 BCE AR Quinarius Lugdunum mint laureate r Victory globe stdng left 15mm 1.5g RIC 131 scarce
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  11. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Enrich the soldiers...ignore all others

  12. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here are a few.

    Urania, Muse of Astronomy, on Cr. 410/8:

    Italia seated on a celestial sphere, RIC 98a:

    Victory on a globe for Augustus, RIC 254b:

  13. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    Here's an AE as of Faustina Senior, AETERNITAS reverse, with Faustina personified as the goddess of eternity, sitting on a globe.

    10.92 grams

    D-Camera  Faustina Senior, AE As, AETERNITAS, on globe, RIC 1159, 10.92 g 11-11-20.jpg
  14. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    AV Quarter Dukat Klippe 1700
    Lamb standing on globe lf - 2020-03-08T115317.118.jpg lf - 2020-03-08T115329.240.jpg
  15. non_cents

    non_cents Well-Known Member

    This one is no longer in my collection but I'll post it nonetheless licinius.png
  16. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Here are a few coins with globes:

    Faustina I, AD 138-141.
    Roman orichalcum sestertius, 24.12 g, 32.6 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 150.
    Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, Bust of Faustina I, draped and veiled, right.
    Rev: AETERNITAS S C, Fortuna, draped, standing left, holding globe on extended right hand and long rudder, vertical in left hand.
    Refs: RIC 1107b; BMCRE 1499-1500; Cohen 8; Strack 1267; RCV 4608 v.; Dinsdale 021000.
    Notes: Obverse die-match to BMCRE 1499.

    Licinius I, AD 308-324.
    Roman billon follis, 3.43 g, 19.1 mm, 11 h.
    Antioch, sixth officina, AD 321-323.
    Obv: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and eagle-tipped scepter, another eagle to feet to left, captive seated on ground to right; X/IIΓ in field, right; SMANTS in exergue.
    Refs: RIC vii, p. 682, 35; Cohen 74; RCV 15225.

    Trebonianus Gallus, AD 251-253.
    Roman AR antoninianus, 3.49 g, 20.3 mm, 7 h.
    Antioch, unmarked officina, AD 252-253.
    Obv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust (viewed from back) of Trebonianus Gallus, right.
    Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory standing right, on globe, holding a wreath and a palm.
    Refs: RIC 94; Cohen --; RSC 127b; RCV 9654; Hunter p. cvi.
    Notes: Scarce. Only six examples are to be found among the 949 coins representing 11 hoards summarized by Metcalf (p. 87).

    Maximinus I, AD 235-238.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.13 g, 19.2 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, 2nd emission, AD 236.
    Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding baton and cornucopiae; globe at feet.
    Refs: RIC 13; BMCRE 86-88; Cohen 77; RSC 77a; RCV 8315; MIR 11-3.
  17. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Philip II on top of the world.
    perga.jpg Pamphylia, Perga. Philip II AE23 Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΙΟΥ ϹƐΟΥ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟϹ Ϲ(Ɛ); laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II, r., seen from rear; below, globe.
    Rev: ΠƐΡΓΑΙΩΝ; chest holding three purses.

    verus.jpg Lucius Verus Denarius. IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG Bare head right / PROV DEOR TRP III COS II, Providence standing left, holding globe and cornucopia. RSC 156.

    Clipboard12~2.jpg Constantine I AE Follis.
    Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
    Rev: SOLI INV-I-CT COM DN, Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding globe, right hand raised. Star in left field, crescent in right field.
    Mintmark RS.
  18. jdmKY

    jdmKY Well-Known Member

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    Octavian 32-29 BC
    5FA3FA33-DE2E-4ADE-959C-C3BE43454C38.jpeg 70457079-3F1E-422E-AB41-0771681789E8.jpeg
    Octavian 29-27 BC
    4562A3F1-6043-4CA5-B32A-CAA29567FCD7.jpeg B472E975-17DE-4C52-A7FC-E32A169CCC70.jpeg
    Julius Caesar - March 44 BC
  19. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Here is my Faustina Senior AE As, with Aeternitas seated on globe. :)
    RIC III 1159 (Pius); C.22; BMCRE 1551.
    29mm, 10.51g, 5h.
  20. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Tellus Mater - Mother Earth - places her hand on a large globe.

    Hadrian - Tellus Stabil new 2017.jpg
    AR Denarius. 2.98g, 18.1mm. Rome mint, AD 133-135. RIC II.3 2050; BMCRE 748 var. (bust type); RSC 1430. O: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right. R: TELLVS, Tellus reclining left, resting right hand on globe, left shoulder on basket; STABIL in exergue.
  21. Alegandron

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


    Roman Republic
    Cornelius Lentulus
    76-75 BCE
    AR Denarius
    Questor Pompey
    Genius of Rome
    Globe - Scepter Rudder
    Sear 323 Craw 393-1a
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