Three new ancients.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Malleus Maleficarum, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Malleus Maleficarum

    Malleus Maleficarum Well-Known Member

    First one up. Lokris, Lokrii Opuntii. AR Stater. Persephone / Ajax.
    Date: c. 370-360 B.C.
    Denomination: AR Stater.
    Diameter: 22 mm.
    Weight: 11.65 grams.
    Obverse: Wreathed head of Persephone left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace.
    Reverse: Ajax, nude but for crested Corinthian helmet, advancing right on rocks, brandishing sword and holding shield decorated with serpent; shield between legs.
    Reference: BCD Lokris 15; SNG Copenhagen 47. DSC00422.jpg DSC00425.jpg

    Next one.
    “Empress Julia Domna Augusta”
    Wife of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
    Consort Reign: (193-211 AD.)
    ( ROME Mint; Struck 201 AD.)

    Description: VFine condition: Size: (19mm). Weight: (2.53gm.)

    Obverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Julia bust draped facing right, with
    intricate hair weave...

    Isis, wearing peaked head-dress,
    standing right with left foot on prow, nursing infant
    Horus at her breast, altar at left against which rests a rudder.



    And the last one of this horde.

    ANCIENT GREECE Antiochos VI Dionysos 144-142 22MM 7.6G


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  3. Roman Collector

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    You might be interested in this thread about the iconography and dating of the Julia Domna coin. Read the whole thread, not just my speculations at the beginning.
  4. Malleus Maleficarum

    Malleus Maleficarum Well-Known Member

    Sounds interesting. I'll check it out.
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    The first coin is great. I just have one coin with Ajax myself. A smaller version of yours.

    Lokris Opuntii (369 - 338 B.C.)
    AR Hemidrachm
    O: Wreathed head of Persephone right.
    R: Ajax advancing r., nude but for crested helmet, brandishing dagger and shield; kantharos between his legs.
    BCD Lokris 98; SNG Copenhagen 50.
  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Basileus Megalos

    Really like that first coin!
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  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Mine is also the smaller size but with the jellyfish between the legs. Your larger coin shows the internal structure of the shield nicely.
  8. Hamilcar Barca

    Hamilcar Barca Well-Known Member

    Being partial to elephants on coins I really like the third one.
  9. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice stater! There really is an interesting variety of control symbols, shield decorations, and Ajax's stances and body builds in this series.

    Lokris Opuntii Stater.jpg LOKRIS, Lokri Opuntii
    AR Stater. 12.09g, 24.9mm. LOKRIS, Opus mint, circa 350-340 BC. BCD Lokris-Phokis 60; McClean 5433; HGC 4, 992 var. (control). O: Head of Demeter left, wreathed with grain. R: OΠONTIΩN, Ajax the Lesser advancing right, brandishing sword and holding shield with inner decoration of griffin and palmette; spear on ground behind, Λ between legs.
  10. Alegandron

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

    Woah, that coin put me into a Pause Mode. Wow. nice one, Z !
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  11. Alegandron

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

    Really enjoy your 3 additions, @Malleus Maleficarum ! VERY nice. And, bottlecaps from the Seleukids are always fun coins to capture! Well done.

    Seleukid Demetrios I Soter 162-150 BCE AE 17 serrate 16.8mm 3.9g Antioch on Orontes mint Horse Hd L - Elephant Hd R- SC 1646 SNG Spaer 1299-1304
  12. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    All very nice. Regarding the Julia Domna/Isis denarius, you may also be interested in my own post about my example, at, including the subsequent discussion.
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  13. Malleus Maleficarum

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