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Coin Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more. These galleries are free for all to post coins. No cost registration is required. Suggestions for new gallery themes are welcome.
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The Best of Type!


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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


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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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


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Please post your coins illustrated in popular references, and 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 a 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


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

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Ancient Women


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Women of the ancient world depicted on ancient coins.

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Coin Zoo - Animals


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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


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

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Historical Coins


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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


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Ancient but not official.

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Roman Mint Style Examples


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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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Countermarks


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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


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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


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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


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

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Ancient Sites Photo Gallery


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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. Please state where the pictures were taken and give a brief description of the site.

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Seleucid - Antiochus III (The Great) (222-187 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AE16; Weight: 3.88 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Sardes (Sart, Turkey); Date: 222-187 BCE; Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo facing right. Reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY: Apollo standing left, holding arrow and resting elbow on tall tripod - monogram to left. References: SC #983; HGC #518, p. 109.museumguyJun 25, 2019
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Seleucid - Demetrios II (146-139 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AE23; Weight: 11.92 grams; Denomination: Tetradrachm; Mint: Uncertain Mint 94 in Northern Syria; Date: 144/143 BCE (Second Reign); Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse: Winged Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding Nike and grounded shield with spear in crook of arm; monogram to inner left. Seleucid era date (IEP) 146/5 BCE or HEP (145-4 BCE) or OEP (144/3 BCE) in exergue - symbols and monograms to left - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ (of King Demetrios God victorious, Brother Loving) Reference: HGC #9, 993; SC #1919.museumguyJun 25, 2019
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9.02.008.51 viewsCrispus
Obv CRISPVS NOB CAES
(L, helmeted, draped and cuir, seen from behind)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLN in ex
London
Not in RIC CT 9.02.008.5 (RRR)
3.2g
ex Victors Imperial Coins
NoviomagusJun 25, 2019
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Severus Alexander Bimetallic Medaillon9 viewsObv. IMP CAES M AVREL SEV ALEXANDER PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, seen from behind.
Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P V COS III P P, Alexander on quadriga right, holding eagle-tipped scepter and olive branch, crowned by Victory.
Mint: Rome, 226 AD.

38mm 41.44g

Cohen 481?

1 commentskcJun 25, 2019
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Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L19, Abydos, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #18 viewsThrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L19, Abydos, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing a lion skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ, ΛYΣIMAXOY, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on the outstretched right hand, scepter in the left hand, lion-forepart left, are the left field above the monogram, beneath the throne head right wearing a Phrygian cap.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0mm, weight: 4,18g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, Abydos mint, date: 299/298- 297/296 B.C.,
ref: Price L19, Thompson 67, Mller 17,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJun 25, 2019
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Avar belt strap end - Griffin scene6 viewsA bronze Avar belt strap end depicting two griffins and a deer, dating to approximately the 8th century CE.

Height: 1 1/2 in
Length: 4 in
1 commentsSalaethusJun 25, 2019
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Septimius Severus Imitative2 viewsSilver Denarius - Imitative
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Septimius Severus

Uncertain mint, ~193 - 211 A.D
Imitative, blundered legends, aVF


Obverse: LH Right, "IMP CAE L SEP SEV PER ? AVG COS I?"
Reverse: "VORTVNAE REDVCI". Fortuna seated right.

Perhaps imitating Emesa-minted RIC 379 or RIC 386

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins Members Auctions - memmi

MyID: 046A

Image Credit: Memmi
TenthGenJun 24, 2019
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Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L29, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #110 viewsThrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L29, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing a lion skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ, ΛYΣIMAXOY, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on the outstretched right hand, scepter in the left hand, lion-forepart left, are the left field, A beneath the throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-18,7mm, weight: 4,17g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, date: 305 - 281 B.C.,
ref: Price L29,
Q-001
quadransJun 24, 2019
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Sicily Akragas circa 400-380 BC AE hemilitron 26mm 17.66g 12h SNG ANS 1097-11012 viewsAfter the desrtruction of the city by the Carthaginians in 406BC,the striking in new issues in Akragas virtually ceased until the citys refoundation by Timoleon,circa 339 BC.the sole exception was the bronze River god/Eagle on Ionic column issue[CNS 89}
Information from CNGCOINS.COM
1 commentsGrant HJun 24, 2019
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Augustus AR Denarius3 views
Octavian as Augustus, 27 BC 14 AD Denarius
Lugdunum circa 13-14,
18mm., 3.56g.
Obv: Laureate head r.
Rev. Tiberius in triumphal quadriga r., holding laurel branch and eagle-tipped sceptre.
RSC 301. RIC 224.
Ex: Naville Numismatics Live auction 50 Lot 439 June 23, 2019
1 commentsorfewJun 24, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius3 viewsVespasian, 69-79 Denarius circa 73,
AR 19.5mm., 3.25g.
Obv: Laureate head r. ; IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS
Rev:. Vespasian seated r. on curule chair, with feet on footstool, holding scepter and olive branch; PONTIF MAXIM
RIC 546. C 387.
Ex: E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection
Ex: Naville Numismatics Live auction 50 Lot 467 June 23, 2019
1 commentsorfewJun 24, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian. Antoninianus of Cyzicus. Struck 284 - 305AD2 viewsDiocletian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

In my gallery: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156037

Reverse:
CONCORDIA MILITVM
Emperor receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter holding sceptre. KΓ between

Cyzicus

RIC VI Cyzicus 16A

3.60g
Harry GJun 24, 2019
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Galba Sestertius11 viewsObv. IMP SER SVLP CAESAVG TR P, laureate and draped bust right.
Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA S C, Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in right and rod in left hand.
Mint: Rome, 68 AD.

35mm 26.67g

RIC 309; BMC 71


Ex Swiss Collection, purchased in 2018.
2 commentskcJun 24, 2019
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bmc72_32 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...MAP AVP AN, radiate head left.
Rev: KOΛωMA..., turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
17 mm, 3.50 gms

BMC 72, Babelon/Kurth 43
Charles MJun 24, 2019
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Parthia, Orodes I. (90-77 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Sellwood 31-6 (???), Archer right on throne, #217 viewsParthia, Orodes I. (90-77 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Sellwood 31-6 (???), Archer right on throne, #2
avers: King head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbon, mustache, short beard; earring(???), cuirass, dotted border 8 to 14h.
reverse: Archer, right, on the throne, w/bow in the right hand. 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ/ MEΓAΛoY/ APΣAKoY /AVToKPAToPoΣ /ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ /EΠIΦANoYΣ /ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ, exergual line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,3-20,0mm, weight: 4,05g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ekbatana (???), date: (???) B.C., ref: Sellwood 31-6, (???)
Q-002
2 commentsquadransJun 24, 2019
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Hadrian Denarius 125-28 AD Roma seated left Eastern Mint8 viewsReference.
RIC -; BMC -; Strack *-- cf (Taf. XIX, 40 und XX, 14).

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. COS III
Roma seated left on curule chair holding Victory and sceptre

2.72 gr
17 mm
h

Note.
Same obverse die as http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-149088
3 commentsokidokiJun 24, 2019

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Lucius Verus Ar Denarius17 views161 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG - Bare head of Lucius Verus.
Rev.: PROV DEOR TR P II COS II - Providentia holding globe and cornucopiae.
RIC 482.
Minos
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 018.5.4./A-E1, -/-//IIII, ABVNDANTIA AVG, AE-Ant., Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae, Rare!#162 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 018.5.4./A-E1, -/-//IIII, ABVNDANTIA AVG, AE-Ant., Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae, Rare!#1
avers: VIRTVS PR OBI AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, (E1-G).
reverse: ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//IIII, diameter: 22,5-24,5mm, weight: 6,64g (!!!), axis: 1h,
mint: Lugdunum, 5th. emission, 4th off., 277-78., date: 277-278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 018.5.4./A-E1, p-25, Bastien-252,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius, Annona RIC 89184 views138-161 AD, Sestertius, Rome, 152-3 AD, 24.61g. BM-1891, C-50, RIC-891, Sear 4148. Obv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTO - NINVS AVG PIVS P P Head laureate r. Rv: ANNONA AVG TR POT XV COS IIIII S C Annona seated l. holding wheat ears over modius and cornucopia.2 commentsmattpat
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Struck A.D.337 - 340 after her death, THEODORA, AE4 of Treveri (Trier)3 viewsObverse: FL MAX THEODORAE AVG. Laureate and draped bust of Theodora facing right.
Reverse: PIETAS ROMANA. Pietas standing facing right, holding child in arms; in exergue, TRP.
Struck under Constantine II.
RIC VIII : 65.
Found in Cambridgeshire, England
*Alex