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The Best of Type!


Add your superb coins to the BOT Gallery. Only the very best example of each type (RIC number for example) with above a four star rating after 10 votes will stay in BOT. A challenge begins when two coins of the same type are listed. The highest rated coin after both have 10 or more votes wins. Challenge defeats and coins with a four star rating or below will be removed from the gallery. If your coin is posted here, you get bragging rights and perhaps even a higher price if you sell (list it as "Best of the Type in FORVM's Gallery!").

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Superb and Masterpiece Portraits Gallery


A superb portrait appears that it could come to life. Many or most coin portraits actually lack this trait. A masterpiece portrait not only appears that it could come to life, but also makes an impression of what the subject was like, what they were thinking or how they felt. It's not about the grade; it's about the art.

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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers. Also post coins unlisted in major references but perhaps included in a scarce publication. Before uploading here, we recommend posting your coin on the discussion board for possible identification of a published example. Please identify the references checked.

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Plate Coins


Please post your coins illustrated in scholarly books or articles here. Also, please post your coin if it is the exact coin (not the same type, the exact same coin) described by the reference, even if the coin is not illustrated. In addition to the usual attribution, description, weight, and diameter of the coin, please identify the book, its author, the page and/or plate number, and the item number.

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Monumental Coins - Campgates and Other Architecture


Campgates, city gates, temples, etc., post your monumental coins here.

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Ancient Women


Women of the ancient world depicted on ancient coins.

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Coin Zoo - Animals


Express your wild side and help populate the greatest classical numismatic zoo on earth with every possible variety of real and mythical animals.

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The Pantheon - Gods, Goddesses and Personifications


A gallery of mythology. Please include information about the deity and their attributes.

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Historical Coins


Share your historically significant coins. Along with posting photos of the coin, please describe the historic event related to the coin.

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Ancient Counterfeits and Barbarous Imitations


Ancient but not official.

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Roman Mint Style Examples


Each Roman mint had its own style. Learning about these styles will help with attribution and authentication. Discussion board members please share your knowledge here. Along with posting photos of the coin, please explain the features that distinguish the mint.

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We hope this gallery will become a great reference for countermarks. Please add your countermarked coins to this gallery with as much reference information as possible.

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Viminacium and Dacia - Lion and Bull


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Lead Seals


The vast array of ancient lead seal types makes their attribution and study complex. It also means there is still tremendous opportunity for new discovery. While there are some published collections, most references are rare and expensive. Most online references for seals are not in English. This gallery is intended to be a useful resource for the attribution and better understanding of ancient seals.

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Coins from Members' Personal Ancient Coin Galleries


If you want to remove coin photos from your gallery, please don't delete them - move them here. Forum staff will move photos here from the galleries of members that unregister.

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Places and Things Depicted on Coins


Statues, temples, mountains and other things that were depicted on ancient coins.

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Ancient Sites Photo Gallery


Did you go on a vacation to an ancient site or do you live near one? Upload your pictures here to share views of ancient cities, buildings, ruins, etc.

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Dy.001 Hugh Capet: denier (Beauvais)1 viewsHugh Capet, king of the Franks (987-996) and Hervé, Bishop of Beauvais (987-998)
Denier (Beauvais)

Silver, 1.19 g, diameter 21 mm, die axis 9h
O: [HERV]EVS HVGO RE[X] ; cross pattée with 2 pellets
R: BE[LVΛC]VS CIVITΛS ; carolingian monogram KRLS

Although Hugh Capet was the founder of the capetian dynasty, his coinage contains a carolingian monogram. It may have been a way to show the continuity of the royal authority. The presence of the bishop Hervé is not really understood on this nearly only coinage of Hugh Capet as king of the Franks (obols of the same type are also known, as well as a unique denier of Laon).
DrogerMar 29, 2017
RIC 0184 Domitianus1 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC, Laureate head right
Rev: P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P, Minerva standing left, with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her left side
AR/Denarius (19.14 mm 3.428 g 6h) Struck in Rome 84 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 184 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
Purchased from Tinia Numismatica
FlaviusDomitianusMar 29, 2017
RIC 0339 Domitianus (3)2 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII - Laureate head of Domitian right, with aegis
Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P - Minerva standing left with spear
AR/Denarius (mm 20.9203 g 3.521 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (fourth issue)
RIC 339 (R2), RSC 180a, BMCRE 80, BNF 83
Purchased from Münzenkontor Kornblum on MA-Shops
FlaviusDomitianusMar 29, 2017
Constantine II2 views1976 Cert. from David SearRandygeki(h2)Mar 29, 2017
Phoenicia, Arados 38-39 A.D0 viewsAE 22.33mm (Thickness 2.65mm), weight 7.78g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte, wearing stephane and veil, border of dots.

Reverse: Tyche nude to waist seated left on rudder, hand on tiller, carrying cornucopia with bunch of grapes right, Phoenician letter gimel (G) below rudder in left field, Aradian era date 297 (ΣϘZ) left, AΡAΔIΩN (Arados) below.
Martin RoweMar 29, 2017
Phoenicia, Arados 84-83 B.C0 viewsAE 13.02mm (Thickness 2.89mm), weight 2.54g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D.

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.

Reverse: Prow of Galley left, ΘΠA above, Aradian era date 176 (POς ) & Phoenician letter daleth (D) below.
Martin RoweMar 29, 2017
Constantine II4 viewsConstantine II AE follis. AD 317. D N FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C, laureate draped bust left, holding globe, sceptre and mappa / PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, Campgate with three turrets, no door and two stars above. Mintmark MHT epsilon.
RIC VII 20 Cohen 167
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Mar 29, 2017
Titus as Caesar RIC-V1561 (2)17 viewsAR Denarius, 3.24g
Antioch Mint, 72-73 AD
RIC V1561 (C), BMC V516, RSC 122, RPC 1933 ( 14 spec.)
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT; Bust of Titus, laureate, draped, bearded, r.
Rev: NEP RED; Neptune stg. l., foot on globe, with acrostolium and sceptre
Acquired from Dr Busso Peus Nachfolger, March 2017.

The Neptune type was struck for Vespasian and Titus Caesar at both Rome and Antioch. Likely, it was commemorating their recent sea voyages and safe return to Rome.

I previously acquired a double struck specimen from Harry Sneh 7 years ago that has a few condition issues. Comparatively speaking, I think my new coin is a significant upgrade. Struck on a tight flan, but in good metal and fine style.
3 commentsDavid AthertonMar 29, 2017
RIC 1509 Vespasianus10 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVGVST, Laureate head of Vespasian, right
Rev: S C (within laurel wreath)
AE/Denomimation 3 (19.75 mm 4.085 g 6h) Struck in Uncertain Asia Minor mint 77-78 A.D.
RIC 1509 (R2), RPC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 28, 2017
RIC 1492 Domitianus12 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation (out of flan)
Rev: COS IIII, Eagle standing facing on garlanded basis, wings open, head right
AR/Denarius (19.29 mm 3.092 g 6h) Struck in Uncertain Asia Minor mint 76 A.D.
RIC 1492 (R, Vespasian), RSC 45C, RPC 1466
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMar 28, 2017
GREEK, Akarnaia, Leukas, AR Stater circa 400-330 BC 26mm 8.44 g SNG Lockett 22762 viewsPegasos flying left with mintmark below.Rev helmeted head of Athena left human foot behind.
large flan with die rust on obv.
1 commentsGrant HMar 28, 2017
1 viewsGrant HMar 28, 2017
Philip II, RIC IV-216c Rome1 viewsAR Antoninianus
Rome mint, 244-246 A.D.
23mm, 3.81g
RIC IV-216c, RSCv.4-54, RCV.3-9242

Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Philip II, in military dress, standing right, holding globe and transverse spear.
Will JMar 28, 2017
RIC.27e1 Valens (siliqua, Vrbs Roma)1 viewsValens, eastern roman emperor (364-378)
Siliqua : Vrbs Roma (367-375, Trèves)

silver (900 ‰), 17 mm diameter, 1.96 g, die axis: 7h

A/ D N VALEN-S P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ VRBS ROMA; Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and spear
DrogerMar 27, 2017
Probus RIC 1121 viewsAntonian ( 3.87g - 22mm)
Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear, left hand on shield.
Mintmark: IIII
RIC 112. Lugdunum
Bust type F
HolgerGMar 27, 2017
Probus RIC 5152 viewsAntonian (3.34g - 24mm)
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
rev. PAX AVG
Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre
Mintmark: In left field T ex. VXXI
RIC 516, Ticinum
Bust type H
HolgerGMar 27, 2017

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CHINA - Qing Dynasty, Emperor Wen Zong, Xian Feng Reign22 viewsCHINA - Qing Dynasty, Emperor Wen Zong, Xian Feng Reign (1851-1861) AE 10 Cash. Obv.: XIAN FENG ZHONG BAO Rev.: BOO DUNG left and right; DANG SHI (Value Ten) above and below. Dongchuan Mint, Yunnan Province. 38 mm. Reference: Hartill #22.1024dpaul7
Constantine II23 viewsConstantine II - Nicodemia Mint - Officina 1 - AE3 - RIC VII 189

O: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust right

R: GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields, standing facing each other with two standards between them, SMNA in exergue

2.0g, 17.4mm, 180 degree die axis, 330-335AD

1 commentsBiancasDad
Vrbs Roma - Cyzicus19 viewsSMKS dot
Ric VII Cyzicus 71 R5
d=18mm p=1,75g
Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Æ Follis, Cherson (Sear-1731; DOC 9)22 viewsObv: Large ΛЄ
Rev: Cross crosslet set on two steps; • to either side