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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Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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Sear 01111 viewsJustin I (518 – 527 CE) Pentanummium, weight 2.04g, diameter 14mm. Mint of Antioch.Abu GalyonFeb 20, 2020
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001 - Divus Augustus - As struck under Tiberius1 viewsA) DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiated head of Divus Augustus left
R) PROVIDENT SC
Altar with double panelled closed door, uncertain ornaments on top

Weight: 9,6g ; Ř: 30mm
Reference: RIC I [TIB]/81
Struck: 22-30, Mint: ROME

Gerhard MFeb 20, 2020
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Ionia, Ephesos, R., 012 Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), RPC I 2624, AE-18, Stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ, O/T/Δ//EΦE, #114 viewsIonia, Ephesos, R., 012 Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), RPC I 2624, AE-18, Stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ, O/T/Δ//EΦE, #1
avers: No legends, Jugate busts of Claudius and Agrippina (the Younger) right.
reverse: Stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ (Causinius, magistrate) in two lines above, o/T monogram left, ∆ right, EΦE below.
exergue: O/T/Δ//EΦE, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 4,38g, axis: 0h,
mint: City: Ephesus, Region: Ionia, Province: Asia, Conventus of Ephesus,
date: 41-54 A.D.,
ref: RPC I 2624, SNG Cop 373-374, BMC 205-206, Weber 5872,
Q-001
quadransFeb 20, 2020
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012p Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), Ionia, Ephesos, RPC I 2624, AE-18, Stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ, O/T/Δ//EΦE, #118 views012p Claudius I. (41-54 A.D.), Ionia, Ephesos, RPC I 2624, AE-18, Stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ, O/T/Δ//EΦE, #1
avers: No legends, Jugate busts of Claudius and Agrippina (the Younger) right.
reverse: Stag standing right, KOYΣI/NIOΣ (Causinius, magistrate) in two lines above, o/T monogram left, ∆ right, EΦE below.
exergue: O/T/Δ//EΦE, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 4,38g, axis: 0h,
mint: City: Ephesus, Region: Ionia, Province: Asia, Conventus of Ephesus,
date: 41-54 A.D.,
ref: RPC I 2624, SNG Cop 373-374, BMC 205-206, Weber 5872,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransFeb 20, 2020
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Domitian RIC-46823 viewsĆ Sestertius, 22.60g
Rome mint, 86 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r., with aegis
Rev: S C in field; Domitian standing l., with parazonium and spear; to l., river-god (Rhenus) reclining
RIC 468 (C). BMC 377. BNC 399.
Ex eBay, 9 February 2020. Ex Künker, eLive Auction 57, 12 December 2019, lot 97.

In late 82 or early 83 Domitian conducted a census of Gaul as a smoke screen in order to make preparations to invade the Germanic Chatti lands across the Rhine. Not much is known of what the actual war consisted of - perhaps some road building, punitive raids against Chatti strongholds, and minor skirmishing. No large battles, ŕ la Mons Graupius, have come down to us, prompting Tacitus' assertion 'that in recent times, the Germans were more triumphed over than conquered'. Even the date of the conflict is in dispute - although Domitian did rack up four salutations between June 83 and September 84, several of which must be attributed to the Chattan Campaign. Domitian celebrated a triumph over the Chatti in 83, after which he claimed the title 'Germanicus'.

Beginning in 85 Domitian struck a fairly impressive issue of sestertii, M. Grant hyperbolically called it the most 'ambitious' of any one reign or year. The series is the first major aes issue of Domitian's reign and is dominated by panoramic types commemorating his military victory over the Germanic tribe the Chatti. One of the more interesting types carried over into 86 features a triumphant Domitian standing over the reclining river-god Rhenus. It is a more poetic type than those showing captives or war trophies, although, even here Domitian is resting his foot on the river-god's knee symbolising Rome's domination over Germania.

Fine style and good metal.
2 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 20, 2020
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BCC J441 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Domitian 81-96 C.E.
Obv:DOMITIANVS
CAESAR DIVI F AV
Laur. head of Domitian rt.
Rev:Rudder, no inscription.
13.5x11.0mm 1.74g. Axis:0
Judaea Capta Series
Hendin III 754 very rare
v-dromeFeb 20, 2020
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Maurice Tiberius (582 - 602 A.D. )5 viewsĆ Follis
O:  D N mAVRC TIber PP AV, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right hand, shield in left hand.
R: Large M, ANNO left and date right, cross above, Γ below, CON in exergue.  Dated RY 9 (590/1)
Constantinople mint
11.86g
32.6mm
SBCV 494

Ex.  Ed Waddell (11/1981)
2 commentsMatFeb 20, 2020
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Maximinus II RIC VI, Rome 350b3 viewsMaximinus II

AE 3.9g 24.5 mm 312-313 AD
OBV::IMP MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

REV::S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Legionary eagle facing left, between
two standards,

Mintmark RT

RIC VI, Rome 350b.
JohnnyFeb 19, 2020
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001 - Augustus - AE 24 - ASIA2 viewsA) CAESAR
Bare head right
R) AVGVSTVS
Wearth around legend

Weight: 10,1g Ř: 24 mm
References: RIC I/ 486; RPC online: Volume: I / 2235
Struck: 25 B.C. untercertain Asian mint
Gerhard MFeb 19, 2020
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LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM1 viewsM ANT GORDIANVS CAES
Draped buste right seen from behind

LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM
Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopia

24.05g, 32mm

Second specimen known

sames dies than the specimen of Copenhagen

Same reverse dies than Balbinus https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1887943 (Kunker auction 248, N°7565)
leseulluniqueFeb 19, 2020
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PIETAS AVGG sestertius 3 viewsM ANT GORDIANVS CAES
draped buste right seen from behind

PIETAS AVGG simpulum, knife, patera, capis, lituus and aspergilum

18.73g, 31mm
leseulluniqueFeb 19, 2020
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PIETAS AVGG denaris 6 items1 viewsM ANT GORDIANVS CAES
draped buste right seen from behind

PIETAS AVGG simpulum, knife, patera, capis, lituus and aspergilum

2.58g, 21mm.

realy rare with the patera, only 9 specimen known from 4 reverse dies!
leseulluniqueFeb 19, 2020

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017a Nero. AE AS 10.7gm28 viewsobv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR PPP bare head r.
rev: SC/Victory with shield inscribed SPQR
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Nigrinianus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
DIVO N(IG)RINIANO; Radiate head to right
CONSECRATIO; Eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread
Ex: KAA
Rome
RIC 472
Julianus of Pannonia
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Salonina, Juno32 viewsAnt.; 18-22mm; 2.58g

SALONINA AVG
Diademed draped bust right on crescent

IVNO REGINA
Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre, peacock at feet; Star in left field

RIC 92; RSC 67; Sear 10641; Göbl 1619f
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