This cracked me up: When you cross a centaur with Medusa!

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    LOL! Post your coins with centaurs or Medusa!

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    Gallienus, AD 253-268.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 2.60 g, 19.6 mm, 5 h.
    Rome, AD 267-268.
    Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head, right.
    Rev: APOLLINI CONS AVG, centaur walking right, drawing bow; Z in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 163; Göbl 735b; Cohen 72; RCV 10177; Hunter 95; Cunetio 1378.
     
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    :hilarious:

    (I don't think I have any centaur or medusa coins.)
     
  4. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    A coin with Medusa and a bunch of horses' heads would seem to be appropriate. :D

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    AR Denarius. 4.03g, 18mm. Rome mint, 47 BC, L. Plautius Plancus, moneyer. Crawford 453/1c; CRI 29a; Sydenham 959b. O: L.PLAVTIVS, facing mask of Medusa with disheveled hair. R: Aurora flying right, holding a palm branch and conducting the four horses of the Sun; PLANCVS below.

    And here's my latest centaur...

    BITHYNIA Prusias II - Chiron ex M Laffaille 4043.JPG BITHYNIA, KINGS OF. Prusias II Cynegus
    AE21. 5.53g, 20.8mm. Nikomedia mint, circa 182-149 BC. SNG Copenhagen 636-7; Lafaille 430 (this coin); HGC 7, 629. O: Head of Dionysos to right, wearing wreath of ivy and fruit. R: [BAΣI]ΛEΩΣ - ΠΡΟYΣIOY, Chiron the Centaur advancing right, playing kithara; to lower right, monogram.
    Ex CGB Monnaeies 49, 30 June 2011, lot 201; ex stock Crédit de la Bourse, 1993; ex Maurice Laffaille Collection (Münzen & Medaillen 76, 19-20 September 1991, lot 430)
     
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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    GALLIENUS
    Antoninianus
    OBVERSE: GALLIENVS AVG - Radiate head right.
    REVERSE: APOLLINI CONS AVG, centaur walking right drawing bow. Z in ex.
    Struck at Rome, 267-268 AD
    2.6g, 19mm
    RIC 163, RSC 72
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    M. AURELIUS COTTA
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Head of Roma, COTA below, X behind
    REVERSE: Hercules holding club in biga of centaurs holding branches. M.AVRELI below, ROMA in ex
    Struck at Rome 139 BC
    4.29g, 16mm
    Aurelia 16, BMC.914, Craw.229/1
    ex. Pliego Numismatics
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    L.CORNELIUS LENTULUS & C.CLAUDIUS MARCELLUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS CORNELIA
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Facing head of Medusa in center of triskeles, ear of corn between each leg
    REVERSE: Jupiter standing right, holding thunderbolt and eagle; LENT MAR to left, COS to right
    Rome 49 BC
    3.08g, 18-16mm
    Crawford 445/1b; Sear 4; Sydenham 1029; Cornelia 64a
     
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...i have one (Medusa) on the way...:D
     
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  7. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths Supporter

    Athens New Style Tetradrachm c 95/4 BC
    Obs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
    28.5mm 16.76 gm Thompson issue (New) 66
    Thompson catalogue: 937a ? (not in plates)
    Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
    Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
    on which month mark Γ control MH below
    3 magistrates : NIKETES DIONYSIOS MENE
    RF symbol : Gorgon Head
    All surrounded by an olive wreath

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    Must be dangerous as hell for her dressing assistant combing her mistress's hair. The tangles and bites must be a bummer!
     
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  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Amen-Ra-Hotep

    Tranquillina, wife of Gordian III, AE 26 of Singara, 10.7 grams, 12h

    MESOPOTAMIA, Singara

    Obverse: SAB TRANQVILLINA AVG, diademed and draped bust right

    Reverse: AVP CEP KOA CINT APA; veiled bust of Tyche right; centaur Sagittarius leaping right and discharging bow above.

    Reference: BMC Arabia p. 136, 14; SNG Copenhagen 258

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  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Two Medusas and a centaur:

    Thrace, Apollonia Pontika, AR Drachm, ca. 450-400 BCE. Obv. Upright anchor with large flukes and curved stock; “A” [for Apollonia] to left and crayfish to right between flukes and stock / Rev. Facing gorgoneion (Medusa), wavy hair parted in middle, 16 thin, open-mouthed snakes around head as additional hair or crown, puffy cheeks, mouth open, tongue protruding (but not extending below chin), all within shallow incuse. Goldsborough Type 3 [Goldsborough, Reid, Apollonia Pontika Drachms (see https://web.archive.org/web/20141115000124/http://medusacoins.reidgold.com/apollonia.html), Catalogue of Types]; Seaby 1655 var. (crayfish to left, A to right) [Sear, David, Greek Coins and their Values, Vol. 1: Europe (Seaby 1978); Topalov 41-42 [Topalov, Stavri, Apollonia Pontika: Contribution to the Study of the Coin Minting of the City 6th - 1st c. B.C., Catalogue of Apollonia Coins, 7th-1st c. B.C. (Sofia, 2007) (English Translation, Kindle edition)]; BMC 15 Mysia 8-10 [Wroth, Warwick, A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Vol. 15, Mysia (London, 1892) at pp. 8-9]; SNG.BM.159; see also id. Nos. 154-158 [Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume IX, British Museum, Part 1: The Black Sea (London, 1993)] [online ID SNGuk_0901_0159 ]. 14 mm., 2.96 g., 3 h.

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    Roman Republic, L. Plautius Plancus, AR Denarius, 47 BCE, Rome mint. Obv. Facing head of Medusa with coiled snake on either side of face [bankers’ marks to left of mouth], L. PLAVTIVS below / Rev. Winged Aurora flying right, holding palm frond and conducting the four horses of the sun, PLANCVS below. RSC I Plautia 15, Crawford 453/1a, Sydenham 959, Sear RCV I 429, BMCRR Rome 4004. 18 mm., 4.0 g. [Showing photo of obverse only.]


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    Gallienus, Billon Antoninianus, 267-268 AD, Rome Mint (8th Officina). Obv. Radiate head right, GALLIENVS AVG / Rev. Centaur walking left holding a globe in extended right hand and a reversed rudder in left hand, with right front leg lifted, APOLLINI CONS AVG; H [Eta = 8th Officina] in exergue. RIC V-1 164, RSC IV 73 (ill.), Wolkow 1a8, Göbl MIR [Moneta Imperii Romani] Band 36, No. 738, Sear RCV III 10178. 20 mm., 3.42 g., 12 h.


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  10. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    ApolloniaPontica.jpg
    APOLLONIA PONTICA
    AR Drachm
    OBVERSE: Gorgoneian facing with snakes for hair and a protruding tongue
    REVERSE: An anchor flanked by letter A and a crayfish, which represents the minting city of Apollonia, the major fifth century BC Greek colony on the west coast of the Black Sea, modern Sozopol in Bulgaria
    Struck at Apollonia 450-400 BC
    3.13g, 14-15mm
    BMC IX, Black Sea 150-151
     
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  12. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Are we avoiding this one? :shy:

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  13. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Amen-Ra-Hotep

    Nice reverse on that Gallienus ant @DonnaML !
     
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  14. Alegandron

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

    Bizarro, @Roman Collector !

    Frentani, Italia - kin of the Samnites


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    Frentani - Larinum
    AE 18mm
    Quadrans 210-175 BCE
    Herakles -
    Centaur
    SNG COP 272
     
  15. Alegandron

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

    Metus is the Rasenna (Etrurian) name for Medusa

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    Etruria, Populonia
    3rd Century BC
    Silver 20-Asses
    8.1g, ovoid 16.6mm x 20mm
    Obv: Facing head of Metus, hair bound with a diadem, X:X below
    Rev: blank
    Sambon 47; HN Italy 152
     
  16. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Ha!!! Love that cartoon:kiss::artist:
    And yeah, I might have a couple of those coins lying around (clicks heels together 3 times):
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    (Gorgon CM)
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    ... though, the only good gorgons a dead gorgon
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  17. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    RR Plautius with Medusa and the aurora reverse.

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