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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Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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!


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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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


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

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Star - Denarius, Crawford 113/10 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 206-195 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Below, star symbol; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.12 gm.
Reference: Crawford 113/1
Provenance: Edgar Pfeifer via Ebay, 15-FEB-2013

Star symbol denarius. Probably minted in Rome after the close of the II Punic War.
Stylistically identical to the fully anonymous Crawford 53/2 group 9, although no die links are known.
Steve B5Nov 14, 2018
Antioch ad Orontem, Philip I (244-249 AD), AE1 viewsRoman Provincial, Antioch ad Orontem, Philip I (244-249 AD), AE

Obverse: AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CƐB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.

Reverse: ANTIOXƐΩN MHTPO KOΛΩN Δ-Ɛ, S-C, Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, ram jumping right above, star below.

Reference: BMC 531, SNG Cop 271

Ex: VCoins - Holyland Ancient Coins Corporation - Musa Ali
Gil-galadNov 14, 2018
Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas II, Meshorer 11 viewsAretas II, ca. 110-96 BC
AE 15, 3.12g
obv. Head of Athena, helmeted, r.
rev. Nike, winged, in peplos, girded, stg. l., resting with l. hand on stele and holding in extended r. hand wreath
in lower l. field crescent above A (for Aretas?)
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 1
About VF, patina damage on rev.

R. Barclay writes: "mast (stylis)", but I think it can well be a stele.
JochenNov 14, 2018
002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Spain, Bilbilis, RPC 0392, AE-27, MVN AVGVSTA BILBILIS M SEMP TIBERI I LICI VARO around II VIR in wreath,12 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Spain, Bilbilis, RPC 0392, AE-27, MVN AVGVSTA BILBILIS M SEMP TIBERI I LICI VARO around II VIR in wreath,
avers: AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, Laureate head right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 27,0-27,5 mm, weight: 12,19g, axis:6h,
mint: Spain, Bilbilis, date: 2 B.C., ref: RPC 0392,
3 commentsquadransNov 14, 2018
CÁC II., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-160, CNH I.-150, U-062, #017 viewsCÁC II., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-160, CNH I.-150, U-062, #01
avers: Cross with H in the centre, crescents in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Four crescents and four dots around cross; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,3 mm, weight: 0,18 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-160, CNH I.-150, Unger-062,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
1 commentsquadransNov 14, 2018
CÁC II. sigla!)., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-149, CNH I.-136, U-064, #015 viewsCÁC II. sigla!)., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-149, CNH I.-136, U-064, #01
avers: Line with the cross in the middle, crescent with two lines and two circles above and below, a border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in the angles, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 0,33g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-149, CNH I.-136, Unger-064,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
1 commentsquadransNov 14, 2018
EB0051 Female head / Head of bull0 viewsBlack Sea Area. Kolchis. Before 470 BC. AR Hemidrachm.
Obverse: Archaic female head right.
Reverse: Head of bull right.
References: SNG Cop 98: SNG BMC Black Sea 1013-1019; Weber 4750; SNG Stancomb 633-634; Sear SG 3628.
Diameter: 12.5mm, Weight: 2.117g.
EBNov 14, 2018
EB0050 Zeus / AX monogram3 viewsAchaean League. Patrai. Hemidrachm (Circa 175-168).
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: AX monogram; A-P across; above, ΛY; below, dolphin; all within laurel wreath.
References: Benner 27.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 2.369g.
EBNov 14, 2018
Terina, Bruttium 3 viewscirca 300 BC
AR Drachm (16mm, 2.21g)
O: Head of nymph Terina left; triskeles behind, TEPINAIΩN left.
R: Winged Nike seated left on cippus, holding bird in extended right hand; star to left.
Holloway & Jenkins 111; HN Italy 2642
ex Bertolami Fine Arts

1 commentsEnodiaNov 14, 2018
EB0048 Zeus / AX monogram2 viewsAchaean League (Unidentified), Hemidrachm, 196-146 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: Large AX monogram, (various symbols), dolphin below, all in wreath.
References: -.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 2.33g.
EBNov 14, 2018
EB0047 Zeus / AX Monogram1 viewsAchaean League, Aegira Peloponessos, Hemidrachm, 196-146 BC.
Obverse: Head of Zeus right.
Reverse: Large AX monogram, forepart of goat above, AΛ-KI, all in wreath.
References: Agrinion Hoard 323.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 2.347g.
EBNov 14, 2018
Taras, Calabria3 views302-228 BC
AR Diobol (11mm, 0.82g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with wing.
R: Herakles standing right, wrestling the Nemean lion; club behind, TAPAN above.
Vlasto cf 1365; HN Italy 976
ex Savoca Coins
1 commentsEnodiaNov 14, 2018
Koinon, Thessaly2 viewsPseudo-autonomolus
41-54 AD (Time of Claudius)
AE Assarion (17.5mm, 4.18g)
Amtigonos (Strategos)
O: Draped bust of Livia right; ΘEΣΣ-AΛΩN around.
R: Hekate advancing right, holding torch in each hand; monogram to right, ΣTPATHΓANTIΓON-OY around.
RPC I, 1438; BCD Thessaly II, 928
ex Frank Kovacs; ex Mark Breitsprecher
EnodiaNov 14, 2018
EB0046 Forepart of wolf / Large A2 viewsArgos, Argolis. 350-228 BC, AR Triobol (Hemidrachm?).
Obverse: Forepart of wolf left.
Reverse: A within incuse square, A-Ρ across upper fields, club below.
References: Grose 6549; BMC 57; Traité II-3, 639; Sear -.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.704g.
Note: On reverse, something outside of and below incuse square, perhaps vestiges of club and something else.
EBNov 14, 2018
hj6.26.20.01?2 viewsElagabalus

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, head to left, holding serpent entwined staff in right hand.
27 mm, 9.60 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.?? (Not listed in Hristova-Jekov but this is the section where it should be)
Charles MNov 14, 2018
varb17732 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOPΩN, bust of Artemis right, quiver behind shoulder.
27 mm, 9.80 gms

Varbanov 1773
Charles MNov 14, 2018

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251c22 viewsVolusian 251-3 AD
AE sestertius
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Juno seated left in a tetrastyle circular temple, peacock to left
Rome mint
RIC 252a
EB0754 Severus II / Genio Populi8 viewsSeverus II 305-306, AE Follis, Heraclea 305-306 AD.
Obverse: FL VAL SEVERVS NOBIL CAES, laureate head right, divergent wreath ties.
Reverse: GENIO POPV-L-I ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, holding patera from which liquid flows, and cornucopiae. Mintmark HTE.
References: RIC VI Heraclea 25.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 9.172g.
RIC 0574 Domitianus26 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.57 mm 2.804 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 574 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius I, Solidus RIC 8(b) C.37 26 views4.49 grams.

This coin has the same reverse die as Jochen's solidus. Note the REV die flaw at 10 o`clock
Richard T3