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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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RPC-2471-Titus 4 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.83g
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
RPC 2467 (5 spec.).
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMONOIA; Homonoia seated, l.; date LΓ to l., star in r. field
Ex CNG E409, 8 November 2017, lot 463.

Alexandria struck tetradrachms for Titus dated either regnal year 2 (79-80 AD) or regnal year 3 (80-81 AD). No bronze coins were issued during his reign at Alexandria. The year 3 tetradrachms are broken into two different issues, those with a star in the reverse field, as seen on this example, and those without a star. They have an average fineness of around 19.5%. One wonders if Homonoia (Concordia) was a chosen reverse type because of continued intra-city tensions between the Greek and Jewish citizens of Alexandria.

Fine Alexandrian style with good eye-appeal.
1 commentsDavid AthertonNov 21, 2017
Plinthophoric Drachm,188-170 BC, AR 15.5mm. 3grm1 viewsDrachm,188-170 BC,
Obv. Radiate head of Helios right
Rev. P-O, rose, bud to right in incuse square. ANTIGENES (magistrate), Prow (Symbol left field).
Ref. SNG Keckman 1. 632/633, SNG Cop. 812
Lee SNov 21, 2017
EB0489 Caracalla / Providentia1 viewsCaracalla, AE As, 210-213 AD.
Obv: [AN]TONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: [PRO]VIDENTIAE DEORVM around, S-C across fields, Providentia, draped, standing left, holding wand in right hand over globe and sceptre in left hand.
References: RIC IV 519.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 9.631 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
EB0488 Caracalla / Serapis1 viewsCaracalla, AE As, 213 AD.
Obv: [ANTONINVS PIVS] AVG BRIT, Laureate head right.
Rev: [P M TR P XVI] COS IIII P P S C, Serapis standing left, holding sceptre.
References: RIC IV 505.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 9.619 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
EB0486 Caracalla / MARTIPROP-VG-NATORI2 viewsCaracalla, AR Denarius, 210-213 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right.
Rev: MARTIPROP VG NATORI, Mars walking left, holding spear and trophy.
References: RIC IV 223, BMCRE 87; RSC 150.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.259 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
EB0487 Caracalla / Concordia1 viewsCaracalla, AR (poss. Fourree) Denarius, 210 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIF TR P XIII COS III, Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
References: RIC IV 116A.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.147 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
EB0485 Caracalla / RIC IV 881 viewsCaracalla, AR Denarius, 207 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIF TR P X COS II, Mars advancing right holding spear and trophy.
References: RIC IV 88.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.399 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
EB0484 Caracalla / MARTIPRO-PVGNATORI2 viewsCaracalla, AR Denarius, 210-213 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right.
Rev: MARTI PRO - PVGNATORI, Mars walking left, holding spear and trophy.
References: RIC IV 223, BMCRE 87; RSC 150.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 2.729 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
EB0483 Julia Domna / VENVS GENETRIX1 viewsJulia Domna, AR Antoninianus, 216 AD.
Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, diademed and draped bust right on a crescent.
Rev: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus seated left, extending right hand and holding sceptre in left.
References: RIC IV 388A; RSC 211; Sear 7098.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 4.926 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
EB0482 Julia Domna / Felicitas2 viewsJulia Domna, AR Denarius, 206 AD.
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust right.
Rev: FELICITAS Felicitas standing, head left, holding short caduceus and long sceptre.
References: RIC IV 551; Sear 6581; RSC 47.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.25 grams.
EBNov 21, 2017
EB0527 Augustus / Bull / VALEAT0 viewsAugustus, AE 28, Celsa, Hispania, L. Baggius and Mn. Flavius Festus, 15-14 BC.
Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI F Laureate head right.
Reverse: L BAGGI(O) C V ICEL MNFESTO Bull standing right, II VIR before, with countermark anagram VALEAT.
References: RPC I 273.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 10.222 grams
EBNov 21, 2017
Akanthos, Macedonia 1 views500 - 470 B.C.
Silver Tetrobol
2.317 gm, 15.3 mm
Obv.: Forepart of lioness right, head turned so the top of the head is seen, floral ornament (acanthus) above, dotted line at truncation, dotted ground line
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square
HGC 3, 386; Sear 1363a; Rosen 84; BMC Macedonia p. 33, 10/12; Weber II 1875;
[SNG Cop 7; SNG ANS 18/23; SNG Berry 4; AMNG III/2 13]

Ex Forum GA85066, ex Gorny & Mosch auction 245, part of lot 1906

Different lighting on this shot - bounced off walls on light table.
JaimelaiNov 21, 2017
Struck A.D.246 - 247. PHILIP I. Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria. 0 viewsObverse: A K M IOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC EVCE. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right.
Reverse: No legend. Elpis standing facing left, holding flower and raising the hem of her dress; across field L - Δ (= regnal year 4 = A.D 246-247).
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 11.41gms | Die Axis: 12
Geissen: 2727 var. | Dattari: 4873 (var)
*AlexNov 20, 2017
Struck A.D.222. SEVERUS ALEXANDER. Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria. 0 viewsObverse: A KAI MAP AYP CEYHP AΛEΞANΔPOC EYCEB. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander facing right.
Reverse: No legend. Tyche, holding rudder, reclining facing left on garlanded couch; above, L A (= regnal year 1 = A.D 222).
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 11.91gms | Die Axis: 12
Geissen: 2405. | Dattari: 4381
*AlexNov 20, 2017
EB0481 Julia Domna / Laetitia7 viewsJulia Domna, AR Denarius, ca 198 AD.
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev: LAETITIA, Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder.
References: RIC 561 (Rome) or RIC 641 (Laodicea).
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.44 grams.
2 commentsEBNov 20, 2017
Roman Empire: Trajan, 98 - 117 AD3 viewsAE dupond., 15,8gr, 28,9mm;
RIC II, 676;
mint: Rome, axis: 18h;
obv.: radiate draped bust, right; beardless face, short hair; legend around rim: IMP CAES NERV TRAIANO (OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO PM TR P COS VI PP);
rev.: emperor in soldierís attire holding 2 trophies; legend around rim: SENATUS POPULUSQUE ROMANUM, and in exergue SC;
dark patina;

ex: Lanz, GER.
SchatzNov 20, 2017

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003 - Crispus (Caesar 317-326 AD) AE 3 - RIC 20 (rare)24 viewsObv: CRISPVS NOBILISSIMVS CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS, soldier standing right, holding spear in right hand, shield on gruond at left.
Minted in Thessalonica (.TS.gamma. in exe), officina 3, 317-318 AD.
Rated in RIC as R4
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Marathos26 viewsPhoenicia, Marathos, AE 23, 9.94g, ca. 2nd cent. B.C. Obv: Veiled bust of Berekike II of Egypt facing right, phoenician behind, all within dotted border. Rev: Marathos standing left, holding apluster and resting on column, dotted border. Dark green/gray patina, VF (BD 10/45). SGII 6037.Molinari
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