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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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Pontius Pilate (AD 26-36). AE prutah 3 viewsDated RY 17 (AD 30/1). TIBЄPIOY KAICAPOC around augur's wand (lituus)
Rev. L IZ (date) within wreath.
References: Hendin 1342. TJC 333. RPC 4968.
Well centered and deeply struck, with full legends. Green patina with earthen fields. Extremely Fine.
1 commentsCanaanFeb 22, 2017
Vespasian denarius, Rome, Pax.2 viewsObverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse COS ITER TR POT, Pax seated left on chair without back, olive branch in right hand, caduceus in left.
References: RIC 29; RSC 94h; Sear 2285.
18mm, 3,32gr.
CanaanFeb 22, 2017
Scythian- Complete pic Arrowheads 1 viewsScythian Arrowheads John SFeb 22, 2017
JUDAEA, Domitian. Caesarea Maritima mint.1 viewsObv. Laureate head right.
Rev. Nike advancing left, holding trophy and wreath.
References: Hendin 1456; RPC II 2306.
19mm, 4.76 grams.
CanaanFeb 22, 2017
Trajan, Tiberias, Galilee.1 viewsObv. Head of Trajan r., laureate; AYTOKP KAIC NEP · TPAIANOC CEB ΓΕΡΜ.
Rev. Tyche standing facing, looking l., holding cornucopia and resting on rudder; at her feet, prow of galley; TIBEPIEWN T ΚΛΑΥ∆ΙΟ (of the people of Tiberias Claudia); across field, date: ΕΤ ΑΠ (year 81 = 99/100 AD).
References: Sofaer pl. 65,1. BMC Palestine (Tiberias) 3; Kindler Tiberias 4. Rosenberger 5.
25mm, 13.85 grams.
CanaanFeb 22, 2017
Demetrios I Soter, Tyre1 viewsObverse: Diademed head of Demetrios I Soter right.
Reverse: Stern of Galley with aphlaston, BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOΥ & HNP date above, TΥΡIΩN and uncertain Phoencian letters below (Belonging to Tyre). Seleucid era date 155.
During the reign of Demetrios I Soter.
Denomination B.
AE 20mm ,weight 6.2g
CanaanFeb 22, 2017
Antonius Felix (AD 52-59/60). Prutah.1 viewsObv. NEPW KΛAY KAICAP, two oblong shields and spears crossed.
Rev. BPIT, LIΔ KAI, six-branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates.
References: Hendin 1348; Meshorer TJC 340; RPC 4971.
Prefect under Claudius, year 14 = 54 C.E..
16mm, 2.06grams.
CanaanFeb 22, 2017
Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan Fals. 2 viewsObv. Caliph standing facing, with left hand on sheathed sword; legend with Caliphs name.
Rev. Transformed cross; Hums-wāf flanking.
SICA 697-700; Album 3539. 3.65g, 20mm.
Attractive sand patina, Good Very Fine. Very Rare variety with Star in left field.
CanaanFeb 22, 2017
Titus Denarius Jupiter Facing4 viewsObv.
Laureate head right

Jupiter standing facing, sacrificing from patera over lit altar to left & holding scepter

Ex-Lindgren, Ex-Butte College Foundation Collection
ancientdaveFeb 22, 2017
Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left11 viewsObv.
Laureate head right

Pax seated left holding branch
6 commentsancientdaveFeb 22, 2017
Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica11 viewsObv.
Radiate head right

Felicitas standing left with caduceus and cornucopia
5 commentsancientdaveFeb 22, 2017
Vespasian RIC-85238 viewsAR Denarius, 2.89g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC 852 (C), BMC 184A, RSC 373
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VII; Pax, bare to the waist, seated l., holding branch extended in r. hand, l. hand on lap
Acquired from Wessex Coins (eBay), February 2017.

This seated Pax type is normally seen with a COS VI date, struck in conjunction with the opening of Vespasian's Temple of Peace in 75 (probably Vespasian's most common denarius type). Here is a fairly rare COS VII seated Pax from 76. The COS VII Pax could not have been struck for any length of time and likely dates to the first few weeks of 76 owing to its rarity. Furthermore, the reverse die appears to be a recut COS VI with an additional 'I', likely placing the piece soon after Vespasian became COS VII on 1 January 76. Perhaps this type was struck as a stop-gap until new reverse designs were produced and approved for the new year. Same reverse die as the RIC 853 plate coin. Although rated as 'common' in RIC this is a very difficult coin to find in trade.

Worn, but in good metal with all the major devices intact. The all important date is easy to read.
4 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 22, 2017
CARIA, KASOLABA AR Hemiobol1 viewsOBV: Head of ram right
REV: Head of young male right
Struck at Caria, Kasolaba, circa 420-400 BC
.5g; 8mm
Konuk, Kasolaba 10; SNG Keckman 883-902
1 commentsLegatusFeb 22, 2017
111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4518, RIC V-I -, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEOR, *//Δ, Bust-B1, Fides standing right, #17 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4518, RIC V-I -, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEOR, *//Δ, Bust-B1, Fides standing right, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AN-FLORIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed, (B1).
revers:-PROVIDEN-D-EOR, Fides standing right, holding standard in each hand, facing Sol standing left, right hand raised and holding globe in left hand. (Fides and Sol 1).
exerg: *//Δ, diameter: 21,5-23,0mm, weight: 3,17g, axes: 0h,
mint: Serdica, issue-2., off-4., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-, T-(Estiot)-4518, LV-2932,
1 commentsquadransFeb 21, 2017
111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4250, RIC V-I 032, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, IOVI STATORI,, -/Z//XXI, Bust-D2, Jupiter standing left, #18 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4250, RIC V-I 032, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, IOVI STATORI,, -/Z//XXI, Bust-D2, Jupiter standing left, Rare !, #1
avers: IMP-C-FLORIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from rear, (D2).
revers: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing left, head right, holding long sceptre in right hand and thunderbolt in left hand. (Jupiter 2).
exerg: -/Z//XXI, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 3,29g, axes: 0h,
mint: Roma, 1st.issue,, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-32, T-(Estiot)-4250,
Rare!, Known less than 5 specimen !
1 commentsquadransFeb 21, 2017
121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #110 views121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #1
avers:- CONSTANTIVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exergo: -/Γ//SIS, diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 9,26g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, date: 299 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-109a, p-467,
2 commentsquadransFeb 21, 2017

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038 - Gallienus (253-268), Antoninianus - RIC 18(J)26 viewsObv: GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GERMANICVS MAX V, two captives seated back-to-back flanking the foot of a trophy of captured arms, their arms tied behind their backs.
Minted in Cologne, 258-259 AD
Ca 20 mm in diam; 3,1 g.
1 commentspierre_p77
18-20 - VESPASIANO (69 - 79 D.C.)35 viewsAE AS 23 mm 11.7 gr.

Anv: "[IMP CAES VE]SPASIAN AVG COS III" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[AEQVITAS] AVGVSTI - S C" - Aequitas (Equidad) de pi a izq. sosteniendo balanza en mano derecha y un largo cetro o vara en izquierda.

Acuada 71 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #482 Pag.73 - RIC2 #286 - Sear RCTV Vol.I #2356 Pag.445 - BMCRE #600/1/2 - Cohen Vol.1 #13 Pag.369 - DVM #91 var Pag.103 - CBN #575
Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Philip on horseback left, raising right hand and holding sceptre in left one
RIC - Bland 58 vri 1B, 4,22g , Antiochia, RRR
Philip I, Tyche11 viewsAe 30mm; 14.86g
Antioch, Syria

Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Turreted, eiled bust of Tyche of Antioch, D-E/S-C across fields, ram leaping right above

BMC 526; McAlee 990
Robin Ayers