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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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2 views1 commentsQuant.GeekMay 28, 2017
1541 MYSIA, Parium Hadrian Ae 20 Capricorn2 viewsreference.
RPC III, 1541;
Issue Coins with ethnic (CGIP, then CGIHP)

Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum

Capricorn with cornucopia, right

3.87 gr
20 mm
okidokiMay 28, 2017
Ancient Rome: Wax Tablet Silver Stylus (ca. 1st -3rd century CE)2 viewsThis would have been used by a scribe to write upon a wax tablet. One end sharp for writing, the other a wedge shaped terminal to be used as an "eraser" to fix errors.1 commentsQuant.GeekMay 28, 2017
18 Commodus1 viewsPaddyMay 28, 2017
51 Constantius I Chlorus RIC 055a1 viewsConstantius I Caesar 293-305. Æ Follis. Antioch Mint. 300-301 AD. (26mm,12.29g,7h) Obv: F L VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right. Rev: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia; K-Γ/V//ANT.
RIC 55a
1 commentsPaddyMay 28, 2017
Struck A.D.283 - 284 under Carinus and Numerian. DIVUS CARUS. Commemorative AE Tetradrachm of Alexandria.0 viewsObverse: ΘEW KAPW CEB. Laureate head of Carus facing right.
Reverse: AΦIEPOCIC. Round, burning and garlanded altar on base, star in upper left field.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 7.1gms | Die Axis: 12
GICV : 4777 | Emmett 3995

This coin is an undated posthumous type bearing the legend AΦIEPOCIC, one of the most interesting features of the Alexandrian coinage of Marcus Aurelius Carus.
*AlexMay 28, 2017
Struck A.D.283 - 284 under Carinus and Numerian. DIVUS CARUS. Commemorative AE Tetradrachm of Alexandria.0 viewsObverse: ΘEW KAPW CEB. Laureate head of Carus facing right.
Reverse: AΦIEPOCIC. Eagle standing facing on rod, head right, wings open.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 7.96gms | Die Axis: 12
GICV : 4776

This coin is an undated posthumous type bearing the legend AΦIEPOCIC, one of the most interesting features of the Alexandrian coinage of Marcus Aurelius Carus.
*AlexMay 28, 2017
Trajan RIC 1611 viewsTrajan AR Denarius. Rome Mint. ca 106-107 AD. (2.94g, 19mm, 1h) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Mars standing right, holding spear and shield.
Woytek 218f; RIC 161

Ex: Roma Numismatics
PaddyMay 28, 2017
15 Faustina RIC 3563 viewsDiva Faustina I. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. After 141 AD. (3.27g; 18mm) Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right. Rev: AVGVSTA, Ceres veiled standing left, holding torch and sceptre.
RIC 356; Cohen 96. BMC 399

Ex: Naville Numismatics
PaddyMay 28, 2017
15 Antoninus Pius RIC 1812 viewsANTONINUS PIUS 138-161 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 148-149 AD. (3.22g; 18.42mm) Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, Laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII, Salus standing facing, head left, holding patera & rudder on globe, feeding a serpent entwined around altar.
RIC 181; RSC 281; BMC 670

Ex: Tyche Numismatics
PaddyMay 28, 2017
14 Hadrian RIC 2651 viewsHadrian 117-138 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. ca 136 AD. (3.41g; 18.19mm) Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head right. Rev: ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma seated left on chair, holding palladium and spear; shield beside chair.
RIC 265; RSC 1312
PaddyMay 28, 2017
Celtic2 viewsGALLIC CELTS?, billon Tdrm. , circa 150 BC,
Obverse: barbarized head (ear replaced by 8) right
Reverse: stylized fragmented horse right
References: SG 110, De la Tour, pl. XXVII
EBMay 28, 2017
Sinking of the RMS Lusitania Medallion, 19155 viewsObv: KEINE BANNWARE “No Contraband,” a depiction of the sinking of the R.M.S. Lusitania. Cannons and an airplane can be seen on her deck. Exergue: DER GROSSDAMPFER = LUSITANIA = DURCH EIN DEUTSCHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENKT 5 MAI 1915 ”The liner Lusitania sunk by a German submarine 5 May 1915” (the actual date of the sinking was May 5th)

Rev: GESCHÄFT ÜBER ALLES. ”Business above all,” A crowd of men, one reading a newspaper, standing clamoring to buy tickets from Death at the window of a ticket office. CUN[ARD] LINIE above ticket window, CUNARD to the right of window, FARHKARTEN AUSGABE ”Ticket Office” below. Exergue: K. G.

Designer: Karl Goetz

Note: This medallion is a British copy made for propaganda purposes. It is estimated that over 300,000 copies were produced and sold for 1 shilling each. It came in a presentation box, and included propagandist literature.

Cast iron, Diameter: 55.24 mm, Axis: 0⁰
Matt InglimaMay 28, 2017
Maximinus I (235 - 238 A.D.)7 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
EGYPT, Alexandria
O:  AYTO MAΞIMINOC EVC CEB Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Athena standing facing, head left, holding shield and spear; L Δ (date) across field. Dated RY 4 (237/8 AD)
Köln 2580 var. (obv. legend); Dattari 4567; K&G 65.57; Emmett 3274.4
1 commentsMatMay 28, 2017
S.854 Alchred with Archbishop Ecgberht3 viewsSceat of Alchred, king of Northumbria 765-774 with Ecgberht, archbishop of York
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 854
O: +AL.hHRDh (retrograde)

A rare coin produced in the last year of Ecgberht's life. Ecgberht produced coins with Eadberht, Aethelwald Moll, and Alchred. He was a contemporary of Venerable Bede.

Ex- Silbury Coins, EMC 2014.0360
NapMay 28, 2017

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ROMAN EMPIRE, TIBERIUS, AV Aureus, RIC I: 2586 viewsObverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head right.
Reverse: PONTIF MAXIM Female figure (Livia?) seated right, holding transverse long scepter, in other hand branch.
Weight: 7,78g; Ø: 20mm;
Reference: RIC I/25; struck at LUGDUNUM
2 commentssulcipius
German States. Saxony. Friedrich August III 1763 - 1806. Copper Pfennig 1782-C.33 viewsGerman States. Saxony. Friedrich August III 1763 - 1806. Copper Pfennig 1782-C. Crowned arms within wreath / 1 PFENNIG 1782 C.

KM 91
Marie de Montpensier (1608-1627), Denier Tournois type 5, cuivre - 1624 44 viewsAtelier de Trévoux
+ MARIE . SOVVE . DE . DOMBES Buste à gauche avec large collerette et collier de perles
+ DENIER . TOVRNOIS . 1624 Deux lis et un M, une brisure au centre.
1.32 gr
Ref : Divo Dombes # 161 (cet exemplaire illustré), CGKL # 730 (b4), Boudeau # 1075, Mantellier # 56
1 commentsPotator II
06 - Faustina I - AR Denarius - Peacock, 'CONSECRATIO' - 0211 viewsAnnia Galeria Faustina (AD 138-141) Silver Denarius.
Rome mint, AD 147-161. Died 141 AD. Cohen 175, RIC 384.
Roman Empress and wife of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius.

Obv: DIVA FAUSTINA - Draped bust right.
Rev: CONSECR ATIO - Peacock facing right, head left, standing on scepter with knobs on both ends.
Note the Peacock's headfeathers sticking up between the 'R' and 'A' of 'CONSECRATIO'.
2.62 grams.