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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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


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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.

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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 400-370 BC 18mm 5.99g 5h1 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.Rev horse grazing right.
From the BCD collection with ticket.
Grant HJul 25, 2017
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Vespasianus1 viewsSestertius
OV: Laureate head to right.
Leg: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM TR P PP COS III
RV: Roma seated r. on the seven hills of Rome, propping head on r. hand and holding Parazonium in l.; beneath, wolf and twins; to r., river Tiber.
Leg: - S C
Ex: ROMA
Rome
RIC² 193 / C 405var.
32mm / 27.04g.
Julianus of PannoniaJul 25, 2017
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Sicily Syracuse AR Tetradrachm circa 480-475 BC 25mm 17.17g 9h1 viewsDeinomenid Tyranny,Time of Hieron I.
Charioteer holding kentron and reins,driving slow quadriga right,Nike flying right above,crowning horses.Rev head of Arethusa right,wearing earring,necklace and headband,her hair tied in a krobylos,and four dolphins swimming around.
Overstruck on unknown type?
Grant HJul 25, 2017
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Vespasian-RIC-154717 viewsAR Denarius, 3.59g
Antioch mint, 72-73 AD
RIC 1547 (R2), BMC 498, RSC 588, RPC 1921 (2 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: VICTORIA AVG; Victory stg. r., on globe, with wreath and palm
Ex Nomos Obolos 7, 9 July 2017, lot 313.

An exceptionally rare denarius from Antioch - it is only the seventh known example (the others are: BM, Vienna, Tom Cederlind 2007, Helios 4, Gemini X, and CNG E339). This left facing portrait is unique in the Antiochene denarius issues, as well as the only appearance of Victory on globe in the series. Butcher and Ponting's metal analysis of the type found a silver bullion content of 99% - a remarkable level of fineness for an imperial or provincial issue at that time. The portrait style is identical to the Antiochene tetradrachms with the left facing portraits and eagle on base reverses struck somewhat contemporaneously in 71-72. This is strong evidence that the same die engravers were producing both imperial and provincial issues at Antioch.

A stunning portrait in ultra-high relief.
2 commentsDavid AthertonJul 25, 2017
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13 Constans3 viewsConstans AE Centenionalis.
23.4 mm 4.62 g
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, star right. dot Gamma SIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 258

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Constantine I3 viewsConstantine I
A.D. 307- 310
IMP CONSTANTINVS P AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right/ GENIO-POP ROM, Genius standing left, modius on head, holding patera and cornucopiae. In ex. PLN in ex
RIC VI London 104
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Julia Domna, Denarius, MATER DEVM2 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna
b. ca. 170 - d. 217
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: 198AD
19.5 x 18.5mm 3.03gr
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: MATER DEVM; Cybele, towered, holding a branch and scepter seated on a throne, a lion seated to each side.
Rome Mint
RIC IV 564; Sear 6593; RSC 123.
Aorta: 107: B6, O2, R60, T21, M4.
Tiny flan crack.
Agora Auctions for Aegean Numismatics; Sale AN400-Lot 175
7/20/17 7/24/17
1 commentsNicholas ZJul 25, 2017
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, PM TR PXII COS III PP2 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 204AD
19.5mm 3.29gr, 11h
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: PM TR P XII COS III PP; Genius standing left, sacrificing out of a patera, over altar and holding grain ears.
Rome Mint
RIC IV-I, 195; RSC 464; Sear 6335.
Aorta: B3, O81, R249, T78, M4.
Kayser-i Rum Numismatics VCoins SKU 01-0045
7/7/17 7/24/17
1 commentsNicholas ZJul 25, 2017
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Licinius I, AE3, IOVI CONSERVATORI1 viewsAE3/Follis
Licinius I
Augustus: 308 - 324AD
Issued: 313- 317AD
20.5 x 19.0mm 3.00gr
O: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls) head, right.
R: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI; Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter, eagle with wreath in beak at feet to left.
Exergue: Δ, right field; SMN, below line.
Nicomedia Mint
RIC VII Nicomedia 13, Δ; Sear 15216
Aorta: 399: B8, O8, R28, T36, M9.
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7/15/17 7/24/17
Nicholas ZJul 25, 2017
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Valens, AE3, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE1 viewsAE3
Valens
Augustus: 364 - 378AD
Issued: 364 - 367AD
19.0mm 2.90gr
O: DN VALEN-S PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
Exergue: (Dot)ASISC
Siscia Mint
RIC 7b, type ii (a).
Aorta: 837: B4, O7, R17, T43, M13.
okta2000-2013 272741689860
7/9/17 7/24/17
Nicholas ZJul 25, 2017
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Probus, Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEOR0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
22.5 x 21.5mm 3.40gr
O: BONO IMP C PROBO PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: PROVIDEN DEOR; Providentia standing right on left, holding standard in each hand, facing Sol to right, raising hand and holding globe.
Exergue: (Star), above line; KAB, below line.
Serdica Mint
RIC ?
Aorta: 1964: B87, O12, R112, T111, M5.
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7/12/17 7/24/17
Nicholas ZJul 25, 2017
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Probus, Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued:
23.5 x 20.0mm 3.59gr
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: CLEMENTIA TEMP(dot); Probus standing right on left, holding eagle tipped scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter, holding scepter.
Exergue: (Crescent), above line; KA, below line.
Tripolis Mint
RIC 928, crescent.
Aorta: B87, O25, R13, T94, M8.
Kaiser-i Rum Numismatics VCoins SKU 05-0148
7/7/17 7/24/17
Nicholas ZJul 25, 2017
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Seleucid - Antiochus I Soter (280-261 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AE15; Weight: 2.6 grams; Denomination: Hemidrachm; Mint: Sardes; Date: 280-261 BCE; Obverse: Bust of Athena facing wearing triple-crested Attic helmet. Reverse: Nike walking left, raising wreath in right hand, long palm frond over left shoulder in left hand -BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) downward on right, ANTIOXOY (Antiochus) downward on right, symbol in circle over line outer left (control). References: Houghton-Lorber #315a; Newell WSM #1369; SNG Spaer #233; SNG Cop. #77.museumguyJul 24, 2017
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Seleucid - Antiochus VII Euergetes (138-129 BCE)1 viewsMetal/Size: AE21; Weight: 6.7 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Tyre; Date: 138-129 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of Antiochus VII facing right. Reverse: Prow of galley left - BASILEOS ANTIOXOY (King Antiochus), Tyre monogram. References: HGC 9, #1092 #1838; Houghton #760; Rouvier #1921.8.62; Lindgren III, i #1100.museumguyJul 24, 2017
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Seleucid - Tryphon (Diodotus) (142-138 BCE)1 viewsMetal/Size: AE18; Weight: 5.2 grams; Denomination: Unknown; Mint: Unknown; Date: 142-138 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of Tryphon facing right, wearing diadem and earring. Reverse: Spiked Macedonian helmet ornamented with ibex-horn; on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ TΡYΦANOΣ AYTOKΡATOΡOΣ; ΑΣK control mark lower left of helmet. Reference: SNG Spaer #1838; Sear # 7085? 7089?museumguyJul 24, 2017
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Lucania, Heraclea. Circa 334-330 BC. AR Nomos3 views7.46 g, 7h
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena
Rx: Herakles standing facing holding lion skin and bow in left arm, club in right, being crowned by Nike
VF, struck with worn obverse die. beautiful style.
Van Keuren 83; HN Italy 1384v jug to rt.
Ex Frank Robinson 2012
LeoJul 24, 2017

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Ancient Greek / Kings of Macedonia / Philip II.32 views1/5th Tetradrachm / 323-315 BC.
Obverse : Head of Apollo right, hair bound with taenia .

Reverse : Youth on horseback prancing right.

From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
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