the lion sleeps tonight

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  1. Alegandron

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

    Nothing like the Lioness herself!

    FULVIA

    First living female leader on a Roman Republic coin:

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    RImp Marc Antony 43 BCE AR Quinarius 13mm 1.67g Lugdunum Winged bust Victory-probly Fulvia Lion DVNI LVGV Cr 489-5 Syd 1160
     
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  3. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    @harrync, we should all be glad I don't have the means of recording my embarrassing Jamaican accent: "The Con-querin' Ly-on of the Try-ibe of Judah."
     
  4. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    A sweet little provincial, with a radiate lion?
    ElagabalusNicoLion.jpg
    Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior. Æ (16mm,3.51 gm, 8h).Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: Lion (radiate?) walking right. Like Varbanov 3853-3857, but different obv. legend. HrHJ (2015) 8.26.36.3.
     
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  5. Andres2

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  6. Alegandron

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

    My OLDEST Lion

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    Akkadian
    2350-2200 BCE
    Cylinder Seal
    Buff stone scene
    hero wrestling antelope winged lion
    with SCENE
    Ex J Tabot collection
     
  7. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Très, très cool, @Alegandron.
     
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  8. rrdenarius

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  9. DonnaML

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  10. Alegandron

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

    HEAD-BUTTING LION

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    LYCIA Dynast Perikles 380-360 BCE AR 1-3 Stater 20x14mm 2.8g Facing lion's scalp Triskeles BMC 157
     
  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I have a couple of these, but this is my best:
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  12. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    Traditional wisdom says that the time to buy something is when they are available. There are a lot of these on the market right now so I might suggest being careful to pick one you like (or a few dozen if you are into roll collecting) rather than jumping on the first one you see. There are several Dynasts and differences in minor devices not to mention grades and prices. There are staters but the 1/3 size is more common.
    1/3 stater 2.72g
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    1/96 stater (hemiobol, 1/8 of the above coin) 0.27g (for those on a diet)
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  13. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    hey old friend, great to see those great coins here and the coins mates to:happy:

    thanks
     
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  14. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Half a lion, strolling (or standing?) with the personification of Africa -

    Septimius Severus - Sest. AFRICA Sep 2020 (0a).jpg

    Septimius Severus Æ Sestertius
    (194 A.D.)
    Rome Mint

    L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IM[P III], laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / [AFRICA] S-C, Africa standing right, holding out fold of drapery
    containing fruits, lion std. right.
    RIC 668b; Cohen 26. (see notes)
    (18.67 grams / 28 x 26 mm)

    Attribution Note:

    Appears to have slight drapery; only RIC 668 has this option, per OCRE. IMP number obverse not visible, two versions possible:

    RIC 668; Cohen 26: IMP III
    RIC 676; Cohen 29: IMP IIII
     
  15. Alegandron

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

    TINY LION

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    ASIA MINOR
    Uncertain mint
    AR Tetartemorion
    Lion -
    Incuse
    5mm 0.13g
     
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