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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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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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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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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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L. Hostilius Saserna, Crawford 448/31 viewsRoman Republic, L. Hostilius Saserna, gens Hostilia
AR - Denarius, 3.38g, 18.7mm, 35
Rome, 48 BC
obv. Bare head of Pallor, with dishavelled hair, falling down, behind a wind instrument
rev. Cult statue of Diana Ephesus, stg. frontal, laureate, long hair falling down over her
shoulders, long floating garment, resting with raised l, hand on spear and holding with r.
hand stag, stg. l., at antlers
in l. field SASERNA in a curve upward, r. L.HOSTILIVS downward
ref.: Crawford 448/3; Sydenham 953; Hostilia 4; Sear Imperators 19; BMCRR Rome 3996;
SRCV I, 419; Kestner 3541
scarce, well centered, toned, some flat areas
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The rev. of this coin refers to the conquest of Massilia (Marseille) by Julius Caesar 1 year before at the begin of his war against Pompeius after a siege and a naval battle. Artemis Ephesia was particularly worshipped in Massilia, an ancient Greek foundation, and had its own temple.

The obv. is disputed. Today you often can read that the depicted portraits of the Hostilius coins represent Gallia and Vercingetorix. But that the Romans put on the obv. of their coins the portrait of their enemies would be very unusual. I went into the matter and actually these designations came into vogue not before the end of the 19th century, and of cause in France, when the French national sentiment was at its height. And naturally coins with the name of Vercingetorix are selling much better than without, especially today in the time of Asterix.
JochenDec 15, 2017
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079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0026, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, PANNONIAE, Two Pannoniae facing each other, #4,7 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0026, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, PANNONIAE, Two Pannoniae facing each other, #4,
avers:- IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- PANNONIAE, Two Pannoniae facing each other, shaking hands in front of standard in the center
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20,5-22,5 mm, weight: 3,938g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 249-251 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-26, p-123, C_81,
Q-004
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 311d, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left,8 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 311d, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left,
avers:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Radiate and draped bust right, seen half from back.
revers:- VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, leaning on shield set on helmet.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 22,5-25,0mm, weight: 5,75g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 213-317 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-311d, RSC 608c, BMC 80cf,
Q-001
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EB0572 Elagabalus, AE 19 of Antioch0 viewsElagabalus, AE 19 of Antioch, Syria, 218-222 AD.
Obv: laureate or radiate head right.
Rev: Large SC within wreath (ornamented by star at top?); Delta Epsilon to left and right above; eagle below.
References: BMC Galatia 426-437.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 4.869 grams.
EBDec 15, 2017
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EB0571 Philip I / Tyche0 viewsPhilip I, AE 30 of Antioch, Syria, 244-249 AD.
Obv: AVTOK K M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANTIOXEΩN METPO KOLΩN Δ-E S-C, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, ram jumping right above, star below.
References: BMC 527; SNGCop 272.
Diameter: 32.5mm, Weight: 18.597 grams.
EBDec 15, 2017
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EB0569 Caracalla / Eagle0 viewsCaracalla, tetradrachm of Laodicea, Syria, 215-217 AD.
Obv: AYT K M A ANTΩNEINOC [CEB], laureate head right.
Rev: ΔHMARX EΞ YΠATOC TOΔ, Eagle standing front, head left, holding wreath in its beak, star between legs.
References: Prieur 1179.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 13.927 grams.
EBDec 14, 2017
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EB0568 Antoninus Pius, AE 25 of Antioch1 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE 25 of Antioch, Syria, 138-161 AD.
Obv: [AYTO KAI AIΛ ANTΩNEINOC CЄB (or similar)], laureate head right.
Rev: Large SC within wreath, rosette in upper wreath, A below.
References: cf. BMC 313.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 12.357 grams.
EBDec 14, 2017
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06 Constantius II2 viewsConstantius II
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG,
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO
no beard, brimmed helmet?, reaching
CONSH / in center
Constantinople 121 var
Rare (rev break)
Randygeki(h2)Dec 14, 2017
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EB0567 Philip II / Eagle standing left2 viewsPhilip II, billon tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria, 247-249 AD.
Obv: AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΔHMAΡX EΞOYCIAC YΠATO Δ, eagle standing left, head left, tail right, wings spread, wreath in beak; ANTIOXIA over SC in exergue.
References: Prieur 466.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 11.581 grams.
EBDec 14, 2017
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06 Constantius II2 viewsConstantius II

D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, no beard, Phrygian helmet, clutching
CONSA / S left / *
Constantinople 116
Randygeki(h2)Dec 14, 2017
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12 Constantius II2 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
soldier spearing horseman, bare-headed, reaching
BSIRM
Sirmium 48
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13 Constantius II2 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, Phrygian helmet, reaching
ΓSISD / M left
Siscia 372
Randygeki(h2)Dec 14, 2017
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EB0566 Gallus and Volusian / portable shrine2 viewsTrebonianus Gallus and Volusian, AE 33 of Antioch, Syria 251-253 AD.
Obv: ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Γ ΟΥΙΒ ΤΡƐΒ ΓΑΛΛΟϹ ΚΑΙ Ο[ΥΟΛΟΥϹϹΙΑ]ΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallus, r., seen from rear, facing radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian, l., seen from front.
Rev: ΑΝΤΙΟΧƐΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΟΛΩΝ, Δ Ɛ above, SC in exergue, portable shrine with four columns enclosing statue of Tyche seated, facing, with river god (Orontes) facing, at her feet; above, ram running r.; carry-bars at the base of the shrine.
References: RIC IX 1853.
Diameter: 33mm, Weight: 22.495 grams.
EBDec 14, 2017
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EB0565 Domitian, AE 30 of Antioch2 viewsDomitian, AE 28 of Antiocheia ad Orontum, 81-83 AD.
Obv: IMP DOMITIANVS CAES AVG, Laureate head left
Rev: Large SC within laurel wreath; Greek letter Θ beneath the SC.
References: McAlee 410, RPC II 2023, Wruck 119, BMC 245.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 12.202 grams.
EBDec 14, 2017
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochos VI. Dionysos, (145-142 B.C.), SNG Israel 1806, AE-18, Kantharos.18 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochos VI. Dionysos, (145-142 B.C.), SNG Israel 1806, AE-18, Kantharos.
avers:- No legend, Radiate head right.
revers:- BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY /EΠIΦANOYΣ ΔIONYΣOY, To right and left of kantharos, palm to right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18,5mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochos VI. Dionysos, , date: 145-142 B.C., ref: SNG Israel 1806, BMC-29.,
Q-001
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Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles (cc. 317-289 B.C.), AE-21, SNG Ans 749, Winged thunderbolt,21 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Agathokles (cc. 317-289 B.C.), AE-21, SNG Ans 749, ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ, Winged thunderbolt,
avers: ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ, Draped bust of Artemis Soteira right, quiver over shouler.
revers: ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ, Winged thunderbolt between legend.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 21 mm, weight: 8,14, axes: h,
mint: Sicily, Syracuse, date: cc.317-289 B.C., ref: SNG Ans 749,
Q-001
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Gordian III (RIC 306a, Coin #424)16 viewsRIC 306a (C), AE Sestertius, Rome, 241 - 242 AD.
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: P M TR P IIII COS II P P S C Emperor standing right holding transverse spear and globe.
Size: 30.5mm 16.42gm
MaynardGee
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Egypt, Alexandria, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-168-169, D-197-198, ΠOΠΠAIA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Poppaea right,322 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-168-169, D-197-198, ΠOΠΠAIA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Poppaea right,
avers:- NERΩ ΛKAΥ KAIΣ ΣEB ΓER AV, radiate head of Nero right
revers:- ΠOΠΠAIA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Poppaea right, LIA to right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 23,5mm, weight: 12,89g, axis: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: Dated year (LIA) 11 = 64-65 A.D., ref: Geissen-168-169, Dattari-197-198, Kapmann-Ganschow-14.85-p-59, RPC-5280-5282, Milne 223, Koln 168, BMCGr 124,
Q-001
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Constantine II RIC VII, Aquileia 94 var.43 viewsConstantine II, Caesar AD 317-337, son of Constantine I the Great
AE - Follis, 2.88g, 19mm
Aquileia 3rd officina, AD 321
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
wreath with VOT/V
exergue: dot AQT dot
RIC VII, Aquileia 94 var.
R2; about EF

RIC VII, Aquileia 94 has obv. legend NOB CAES instead of NOB C! Because another coin is known (RIC VII, Aquileia 101 var.) with NOB C and ex. dot AQT dot it is probably an intermediate issue between AD 321 (NOB CAES) and AD 322 (NOB C). Thanks Stickman!
Jochen
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Domitian RIC-16976 viewsAR Denarius, 3.44g
Rome mint, 83 AD
RIC 169 (R). BMC p. 307 note. RSC 601.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P; Minverva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, October 2015. Ex Jyrki Muona Collection.

Domitian was very concerned about the quality of his coinage. In 82 AD he restored the fineness of the denarius to the levels of Augustus, striking them in nearly 100% silver. This coin from 83 was produced soon after the new standard was introduced. The portrait style is somewhere between the earlier veristic style seen in the first few months of the reign and the more elaborate, idealised style the engravers employed from 84 onward. This issue is also significant because it introduces for the first time the four standard Minerva types that would dominate the reverse of the denarius until the end of the reign.

Struck in fine style on a large flan. The scrape on the cheek isn't so noticeable in hand.
7 commentsDavid Atherton