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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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


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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.

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Amisos, Pontos2 views120 - 63 B.C.
Bronze AE21
8.14 gm, 21.1 mm
Obv.: Head of young Ares right wearing crested helmet
Rev.: Sword in sheath; AMI-ΣOY across field
SNG Black Sea 1147/49;
HGC 7, 241;
BMC 13, p.17, 40/42;
Sear 3643
1 commentsJaimelaiOct 17, 2017
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1981A MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1981 DOC 24 CLBC 4.4.12 BROCKAGE 1 viewsOBV Bust of Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scrolls in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing uncertain dress (stemma, short military tunic, breastplate and sagion?) holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.37 mm

Weight 1.9 gm



DOC lists 19 examples with weights ranging from 1.28 gm to 2.75 gm with sizes from 16mm to 18mm.

Nice Brock age example, nice fill shows it off. Rare to find a brockage this nice.
SimonOct 17, 2017
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1969C MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1969 DOC 16 CLBC 4.4.3 1 views
OBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right a labrum on a long shaft. On which X and in l. globus cruciger


Size 22/17mm

Weight 2.7gm


DOC lists 11 examples with weights from 2.76 to 4.14 gm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm

This coin really leads me to believe it was modified to add the X on shaft, you will notice an additional x was used on the Gl. CR , this was either double struck or the x was added to the shaft after the coin had been struck. The design is very similar to a John II coin the only main difference in design being the X on the shaft.
SimonOct 17, 2017
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1969C MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1969 DOC 16 CLBC 4.4.3 Imitation?1 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right a labrum on a long shaft. On which X and in l. globus cruciger


Size 19.84

Weight 1.8gm

Not certain but I now believe this to be an imitation, the biggest reason for this is the low weight and thin flan. Does not have the look of a Constantinople minted coin. This coin was found in Cyprus.
SimonOct 17, 2017
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1968DV MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1968v DOC NL A CLBC 4.4.2A 1 views
OBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans ,wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right a labrum headed scepter and in l. anexikakia

Size 18mm

Weight 3.5gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues
SimonOct 17, 2017
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, VOTIS DECENNALIBVS0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 202AD
20.54mm 3.59gr
O: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX; Laureate head, right.
R: VOTIS DECENNALIBVS; Septimius Severus, veiled and togate, standing left, sacrificing over tripod altar, holding patera in right hand.
Laodicea ad Mare Mint
RIC 519; RSC 796; Sear 6395; BMC 680.
Aorta: 525: B3, O45, R384, T183, M3.
Ancient Imports/Marc Breitsprecher Inv. #39751
Freeman and Sear Mail Bid Sale #2, Lot 542, January, 1996.
Ex. Jeff Clark VOTA Collection
10/8/17 10/16/17
Nicholas ZOct 17, 2017
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1945A JOHN II Metropolitan Tetarteron S-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1 1 views
OBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 17.87mm

Weight 4.3gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights from 2,79gm to 4.69gm and sizes ranging from 18mm to 22mm

Interesting example because of the ancient graffiti on Christ, also the OC of the obverse gives the impression Christ is seated, he is not
SimonOct 17, 2017
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03 Constantius II4 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, 4,75 g / 23 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, AN Delta in ex
Antioch 132
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Oct 16, 2017
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RIC 0598 Domitianus11 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head left (legemd is anticlockwise)
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC, Herald advancing left, with wand and shield
AR/Denarius (19.32 mm 3.103 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D.
RIC 598 (R2), BMCRE 133, RSC 77a, BNF unlisted
Purchased from Numismeo
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusOct 16, 2017
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HUNNIC TRIBES, Western Turks, Shahi Tegin (Sri Shahi) (After 679 A.D.)10 viewsBillion Drachm
O: Crowned bust right.
R: Fire altar flanked by attendants.
Uncertain mint in Bactria
28mm
3.2g
Vondrovec [Gbl,Hunnen] Type 236.
1 commentsMatOct 16, 2017
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EB0155 Menander / Athena5 viewsMenander 166 - 145 BC, Drachm of Baktrian Kingdom, Taxila mint.
Obv: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ MENANΔPOY, Diadiamed bust facing right.
Rev: Athena Promachos standing left, brandishing thunderbolt and aegis; legend around, HA monogram.
References: SG. 7600; BMC 3; Whitehead 407
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 2.42 grams
Note: this coin was already in the EB gallery, but now with improved color balance.
EBOct 16, 2017
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National Jewish Hospital at Denver (Denver, Colorado)1 viewsAE 23.90 mm., 180

Obv: NATIONAL JEWISH HOSPITAL / AT DENVER , surrounding NJH in circle at top with rays emanating, caduceus below, GOLDEN / ANNIVERSARY through caduceus.

Rev: NONE MAY ENTER WHO CAN PAY / NONE CAN PAY WHO ENTER , surrounding 50 YEARS / OF / HEALTH & HOPE / 1899-1949 / star below.

Frances Wisebart Jacobs (k nown as "Mother of Charities") and a young rabbi, William Sterne Friedman, raised the money to buy some land and erect a building for a tuberculosis hospital in Denver. Construction was completed in 1893, but due to the combination of the "Silver Crisis of 1893" and a national depression, the hospital sat vacant for six years until Friedman persuaded B'nai B'rith to provide the operating funds on an annual basis. B'nai B'rith continued to do until the early 1950s. The hospital opened on December 10, 1899 as the National Jewish Hospital for Treatment of Consumptives. From its inception, the hospital was non-sectarian. To reflect its openness to the impoverished of every background, it adopted the motto, "none may enter who can pay --none can pay who enter," which appears on the reverse of this token. Until 1968, the hospital only accepted patients without health insurance and all care was free. Today, National Jewish Health is an academic medical research facility specializing in respiratory, cardiac, immune and allergic disorders.
StkpOct 16, 2017
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 18 - Silver Quarter Obol2 views519/512 480/478 B.C.
0.20 gm, 5.49 mm
Obv.: Anchor with A to left
Rev: Swastika with arms bent right, two lines (dolphin/fish) in each sector
Topalov Apollonia p. 570, 18 var.; p. 266, 1

Topalov Type 18: Quarter obols (?) Upright Anchor Swastika in concave sectors with additional schematic images of eight dolphins or fish (519/512-480/478 B.C.)
Obv: Upright anchor with relatively big flukes and stock. A group of dots under the stock (probably one l. and one r.).
Rev.: Schematic image of swastika (with arms bent to the right) in a concave square. Two lines representing schematic images of two dolphins or two fish in every sector

Topalov, Stavri. Apollonia Pontica. Contribution to the Study of the Coin Minting of the City 6th-1st c. B.C.
JaimelaiOct 15, 2017
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica Mint (Sear 2425)3 viewsObv: Ornate labarum springing from crescent; pellets around
Rev: The two emperors standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them
Quant.GeekOct 15, 2017
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Sicily Syracuse AR Litra circa 480-470 BC 12mm 0.68g2 viewsSURA Head of Arethusa right,hair at neck looped into a pearl diadem.Rev Octopus.Grant HOct 15, 2017
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Sicily Syracuse AR Litra circa 480-470 BC 12mm 0.68g2 viewsSURA Head of Arethusa right,hair at the neck looped into a pearl diadem.Rev Octopus.Grant HOct 15, 2017

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan Decius 201-251 AD.17 viewsAR Denarius of Trajan Decius 201-251 AD.

Weight: 4.3gr
: 22*19

Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG - Trajan Decius right.

Rev: PANNONIAE - Two pannoniae, each holding a standard, standing half-left but looking oposite directions.

EF/EF

Sear ?? - RIC 21b - RSC 86 - VM 16/1.
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MAXIMUS11 viewsAE 26. Tomis ( Thrace ). 236 - 238 AD. 11,42 grs. Bare headed , draped and cuirassed bust right. Γ IOVΛ OVHP MAΞIMOC KAIC / Eagle standing facing,head right,holding crown in beak. MHTPO ΠONTOV TOMЄWC.
AMNG 3353. Varbanov I 5514
Lanz 151, lot 849.
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Elagabalus AR Antoninianus - VICTOR ANTONINI AVG. Obv 04.17 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Varius 'Elagabalus' Antoninus (218 - 222 AD)
Silver Antoninianus, Rome Mint.

obv: IMP CAES M AUR ANTONINUS AUG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed. Seen from behind.
rev: VICTOR ANTONINI AUG - Victory advancing right, holding wreath.

Weight: 4.7 grams.
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GENIVS EXERCITI (H)25 viewsIMP AVRELIANVS AVG
bust radiate, right, cuirassed
GENIVS EXERCITI
Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae, behind him a standard. No exergue.
RIC 345, Cyzicus, 1st officina
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