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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Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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11.08 Klmn., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CC I. 11.8.b2.6/24, H-038, CNH I.-046, U-029, #015 views11.08 Klmn., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CC I. 11.8.b2.6/24, H-038, CNH I.-046, U-029, #01
avers: +CALMAN RE, Crossleted cross in circle of dots with lines in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: +LA(D)I(S)LAVS RE (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,2 mm, weight: 0,36 g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszr-038, CNH I.-046, Unger-029, Tth-Kiss-Fekete: CC I.(Catalog of rpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.8.b2.6/24,
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quadransAug 18, 2018
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039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Gross, U-550.d-var., Madonna and child, #016 views039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Gross, U-550.d-var., Madonna and child, #01
avers: +mOnЄTAmAThIЄRЄIShVnOAR, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (rpdian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads(two!!), Crown(!!) and Bohemian lion). Inside of the central shield, the raven standing and turning left. The ring in its beak. (Legends error! "RЄIShVnOAR" instead of "RЄGIShVnGAR" and variation!)
reverse: PATROnA VnGARIЄ, Madonna sitting on a veil on her head, holding infant Jesus in her right arm, mint-mark on each side; border of dots. (Legend variation!)
exergue, mint mark: K/ Shield//--, were struck by Johannes Constorfer, kammergraf, (by Pohl), diameter: 26,5mm, weight: 2,9g, axis: 6h,
mint: Hungary, Krmcbnya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica) by Pohl,
date: 1469 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Unger-550.d-var., CNH-2-213A-Evar., Huszar-692, Pohl-193-02,
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quadransAug 18, 2018
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Tabaristan, Abbasid Governors Khurshid (740-761 A.D.), AR-Hemidrachm, Malek 42 Album 56, #14 viewsTabaristan, Abbasid Governors Khurshid (740-761 A.D.), AR-Hemidrachm, Malek 42 Album 56, #1
avers: Bust of Khurshid right, wearing winged crown with star and crescent, inside the border, crescents with stars at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock, Islamic legend between 3 and 6 o'clock.
reverse: Fire altar with two attendants standing facing, both hands on sword hilt, crescents on heads, left side the date (in PYE), in th right site the mint (Tabaristan), all inside triple dotted-border, crescents with stars at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock, between the crescents with stars three-three dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23mm, weight: 1,85g, axes: 3h,
mint: Tabaristan, date: PYE (Post Yazdgard Era) 106, 756/757 A.D., ref: Malek 42 Album 56,
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quadransAug 18, 2018
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Ainos, Thrace3 views440-412 B.C.
Silver Diobol
1.19 gm, 11.5 mm
Obv.: Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos.
Rev.: Bearded goat standing right, coiled serpent before, AIN above.
Sear 1567 v.; HGC 3II, 1274 v.;
[May, Ainos 176-204; AMNG II 303; SNG Copenhagen 405]
JaimelaiAug 18, 2018
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Constantine Sarmatia1 viewsConstantine 307-337, Sirmium mint 324-5. 2.5g
Diademed head of Constantine right "CONSTANTINVS AVG" / Victory advancing right holding a trophy, captive at her feet "SARMATIA DEVICTA".
RIC VII 49 Sirmium.
AjaxAug 18, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Hadrian AE Quadrans or Semis. (125-128 AD)0 viewsRoman Imperial, Hadrian AE Quadrans or Semis. (125-128 AD)

HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.

COS III, Roma seated left on cuirass holding Victory & spear, shield behind, S C in ex.

Cohen 347, RIC 685, Sear RCV 3700
Gil-galadAug 17, 2018
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hhj8.26.35.062 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC, in left field T, in right field PΩ, Nemesis standing left holding scales in right hand and cubit in left, wheel at her feet.
26 mm, 11.56 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.35.6
Charles MAug 17, 2018
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Probus2 viewsProbus AD 276-282. Rome 281 AD
Antoninianus silvered (19mm., 3,29g.)

PROBVS PF AVG, Radiate bust left, in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre / SOLI INVIC-TO, Sol driving quadriga left, holding whip and globe and raising hand; R thunderbolt Γ.

RIC V 203
AjaxAug 17, 2018
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Sicily, Akragas. (Circa 425-406 BC)1 viewsAE Tetras

19 mm, 7.6 g

Obverse: AKPA (AKRA) to left, eagle, head lowered, wings spread, standing right on hare

Reverse: Crab, beneath, three pellets (each representing 1/12 of the value of a Litra), in exergue, crayfish left.

CNS I. 178, 50; HGC 2, 140.

Akragas was a wealthy and powerful Greek state on the southern coast of Sicily, second only to Syracuse in importance. The city was famous for its lavish building projects, proudly displaying its wealth in the form of numerous massive temples, many of which still stand today.

The early designs of the coinage of Akragas remained consistent for nearly a century, depicting Zeus standing eagle on the obverse and a crab on the reverse. As their societies matured, the aristocratic rulers of Akragas and its surrounding cities became highly competitive in the artistic beauty of the coinage they produced, resulting in a flourishing numismatic arms race.

Around 415 BC, a dramatic shift took place, reinvigorating all denominations of their coinage. The designs became much more intricate, and the new coins have been ranked as some of the most beautiful coinage ever produced.

Unfortunately, the wealth of Akragas was not enough to protect it from the brutality of the Carthaginians, who sacked the city in 406 BC, an attack from which they never fully recovered and which put an abrupt end to this beautiful period of coinage.
Nathan PAug 17, 2018
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Pamphylia, Aspendos1 viewsPamphylia. Aspendos circa 400-200 BC. (15mm., 3,62g.)
Forepart of horse right / Δ - M, sling.
SNG Copenhagen 253; SNG BN 126-8.
AjaxAug 17, 2018
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Pamphylia, Aspendos2 viewsPamphylia, Aspendos. civic issue. 4th-3rd centuries B.C. AE 19 (18.65 mm, 3.77 g, 5 h). Protome of horse right, star before / ΓΖΕ-ΠΕ (? sic.), ethnic (or magistrate's name?) divided by sling. Cf. SNG France 126 (ethnic) ; Cf. SNG von Aulock 4579 (ethnic); Cf. SNG Cop 253 (ethnic).

The basic type is common, this particular reverse inscription, however, does not seem to be published widely, if anywhere
AjaxAug 17, 2018
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varb4398_21 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head facing, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
23 mm, 9.27 gms

Varbanov 4398
Charles MAug 17, 2018
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hj6.28.21.02_30 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT. K. M AVP ANTΩNEINOC. AVΓ. IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛANT CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in left upper field.
26 mm, 11.03 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.21.2
Charles MAug 17, 2018
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hj6.28.08.011 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANTCEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Dionysos standing left pouring from kantharos and holding thyrsos in left arm. E in right field.
25 mm, 11.69 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.8.1 (sl different obverse legend)
Charles MAug 17, 2018
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hj6.28.08.021 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANTCEΛEV K(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Dionysos standing left pouring from kantharos and holding thyrsos in left arm. E in left field.
27 mm, 11.54 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.8.2
Charles MAug 17, 2018
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5641 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 126-27 AD Demeter standing1 viewsReference.
Emmett 830.11; Kln 940; Dattari 1341; Milne 1175; RPC III,5641

Issue L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ or L ΙΑ = year 11

Obv. AUT KAI TRAI AΔRIA CEB
laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind

Rev. LENΔ-EKA-TOV
Demeter standing right, holding long torch and grain ears with poppies.

9.12 gr
25 mm
okidokiAug 17, 2018

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35-2 - LUCIO VERO Co-Emperador con Marco Aurelio (161 - 169 D.C.)52 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: "IMP L AVREL VERVS AV[G]" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PROV DEOR TR P COS II" - Providencia de pi a izquierda, portando globo en mano derecha extendida y cornucopia en brazo izquierdo.

Acuada Mar./Dic. 161 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III (Marco Aurelio) #463 Pag.251 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #5334 Pag.352 - BMCRE #33 - Cohen Vol.III #144 Pag.184 - DVM #10 Pag.155 - RSC Vol. II #144 Pag.230 - MIR Vol.18 #21
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Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 A.D.)46 viewsStruck Under Marcus Aurelius
O: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare draped bust right.
R: CONSECRATIO, funeral pyre of four tiers with quadriga on top.
Rome Mint, 161 - 180 A.D.
18mm
3.2g
RIC III M. Aurelius 438
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Septimius Severus RIC 120 c Silver Denarius16 viewsObverse - L SEP SEV PERT AVG X. Laureate head right
Reverse - VICT AVG G COS II PP. Victory advancing left holding a wreath and a palm.
17.2 mm., 2.93 g - Struck197-198 C.E.
NORMAN K
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Constantine The Great SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI16 viewsConstantine The Great 312-313 A.D.
Obv: IMP C CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
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