Zoo Series

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Kasia, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    No pic yet, but got a Gallienus Zoo series coin. Panther. Who else has one????
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  3. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    haha... you may have just opened a Pandora's box..kool you got one, i don't..:)
  4. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Got a few myself

    Here are the reverses


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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I've got just one that came in an uncleaned lot. It's a doe. Not very pretty haha.
  6. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Many members here have great examples...
    I do not.. but my $3.33 centaur is still one of my favorite coins:

  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    THAT is COOL!!
  8. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Heck of a deal!

    I've got some type of feline from his zoo series-- a tigress, I think.

    Gallienus, sole reign
    CE 260-268
    Antoninianus, Rome mint
    Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
    Rev: LIBERO P CONS AVG, striped tigress standing left; B in exergue
    Ref: RIC V 230 (Sole reign)
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  9. Alegandron

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

    Nary one from The G-man, but a a zoo specimen from his wife:

    RI Salonina wife of Gallienus 254-268 CE AE Ant 3.61g 20mm Rome mint 267-268 CE crescent Deer Walking delta RIC V 16
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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    TIF has the lovely one. Whether they are tigers, panthers or other cats, I can not say. Very few show any body details like hers.

    A couple years ago I sorted my coins and sold off a number of things I had in duplicate or felt I had outgrown. Just before mailing them off to JA for his sales, I retrieved this one when I noted that it was one of the two coins I got years ago ex John Quincy Adams collection. I would have felt bad had I sold it by accident. The coin has relatively little wear but is terribly weakly struck to the point that the centers of both sides failed to smooth out the blank flan texture. I paid $11 long ago which was at the time very high for a coin this ugly but I wanted the Presidential provenance. The JQA collection was auctioned in 1971 when the Massachusetts Historical Society decided they did not need evidence of his interest in something as un-American as ancient coins. The collection contained many coins worse (and better) with few illustrated in the catalog. My tag from the sale gives the correct lot number but, without photos, there really is no way of telling that my coin actually is the one sold on that day. I would love to have one of the lots illustrated in the catalog.
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  11. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    I’ve got an oval one

  12. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    This is all I got in the zoo series, the coin is better than my pic ....

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  13. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Here's my panther:

    Gallienus LIBERO P CONS AVG panther antoninianus.jpg
    Gallienus, 253-268 AD.
    Roman Æ Antoninianus, 2.65 g, 20.1 mm, 5 h.
    Rome Mint, 10th emission, 267-268 AD.
    Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.
    Rev: LIBERO P CONS AVG, panther walking left, B in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 230K; Göbl 713b; Cohen 586; RCV 10281; Hunter 112.
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  14. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    We set up a Gallienus Panther Club a couple of years ago. I think Doug was made President on account of his ex Presidential collection coin. Anyway, welcome! :happy:

    I have another, but here's the fantastic upgrade I received from my Secret ̶S̶a̶n̶t̶a̶ Saturn last year.

    Gallienus - Zoo Panther CT 2017 SS 2324.jpg
  15. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Congrats, @Kasia! So... when do we get to see it!? :hungry:

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  16. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    We are coin twins! That’s the one I got in an uncleaned lot. Clearly yours is much better looking than mine :)
  17. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Clavdivs showed one example of a mythological animal included in the zoo. Lets show a few others.

    Centaur with globe and lyre


    All 'zoo series' coins have a legend honoring one of the gods whose name is followed by CONS AVG. The hippocamp reads 'to Neptune, savior of Augustus'. There are other animal reverse coins of Gallienus that, technically, are not part of the 'zoo' since they do not use the zoo legend convention.
    Lion with dated legend

    The wolf and twins (AETERNITAS AVG) type seems to be harder to find in good shape.
  18. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    quick photos... will be trying to capture this better later

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  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Nice Pegasus, Bing.
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  21. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    Kasia, got a nice picture of a bespectacled Panther, at Gallienus Zoo, with his learning hat on. Photo of the Week !!!
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