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Theme GalleriesGalleries for various types of coins, including themes such as specific emperors, animals or campgates. These galleries are open for all members to post coins.
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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 164/165, Faustina II, Aphrodite 1 viewsFaustina II
Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: L Є = year 5 (AD 164/165 ), Aphrodite standing left, holding helm and shield set on column on which is inscribed ΔV/NA/MIC,
Billon, 13.55g, 23mm
Ref.: Geien 2113, Dattari 3606
shanxiApr 27, 2017
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 155/156, Faustina II, bust of Nilus Faustina II1 viewsFaustina II
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH (legend starting at 1 o'clock), diademed, draped bust right
Rev.. L I Θ=year19 (155/156), bust of Nilus right, cornucopiae with small genius in front
Billon, 12.0g, 22mm
Ref.: Dattari 3257
shanxiApr 27, 2017
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 154/155, Faustina II, Serapis seated, Kerberos 1 viewsFaustina II
Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: L IΘ = year 19 (AD 155/156 ), Draped figure of Serapis, seated on high backed throne to left, holding long sceptre in his left hand and extending his right to touch Kerberos
Billon, 11.48g, 22mm
Ref.: Dattari 3267
shanxiApr 27, 2017
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 154/155, Faustina II, Nilus 1 viewsFaustina II
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH (legend starting at 1 o'clock), draped bust right
Rev.. Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia from which emerges a Genius; crocodile below
L IH= year 18 of Antoninus Pius (154/155).
Billon, 13.54g, 23x24mm
Ref.: Dattari 3258, Milne -, Curtis -, BMC -
ex John Aiello Collection
shanxiApr 27, 2017
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 153/154, Faustina II, Isis Pharia 3 viewsFaustina II
Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: Isis Pharia standing, r., holding sail and sistrum, L I Z = year 17 of Antoninus Pius (AD 153/154).
Billon, 11.75g, 22mm
Ref.: Dattari 3250
2 commentsshanxiApr 27, 2017
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 151/152, Faustina II, Dikaiosyne 1 viewsFaustina II
Obv.: ΦAVCTIN CEB CEB EVCEB ΘVΓ (legend starting at 1 o'clock), draped bust right
Rev.: Dikaiosyne standing, facing, head, l., holding scales and cornucopia
L IE= year 15 of Antoninus Pius (151/152).
Billon, 12.91g, 23mm
Ref.: Geien: 1959. Kampmann/Ganschow 38.65
shanxiApr 27, 2017
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 041/042, Claudius, Antonia4 viewsClaudius
Alexandria, year 2, AD 41-42
Billon Tetradrachm
Obv.: TI KΛAYΔI KAIΣ ΣEBA ΓEPMANI, laureate head right, date LB before
Rev.: ANTΩNIA ΣEBAΣTH, bust of Antonia right
Billlon, 24mm
Ref.: Dattari 114
1 commentsshanxiApr 27, 2017
Constantius II2 viewsConstantius II, 337 - 361 AD
AE24, Thessalonika Mint, 3.79 grams
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius left holding globe.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards and to the left, TES Delta in exergue.
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Apr 27, 2017
Macedonian Kingdom: Philipp II (359-336 BCE) Unit (SNG Cop. 620)3 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: [Φ]ΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; club between legend
Quant.GeekApr 26, 2017
3 viewsALEXANDER III, 336 - 323 BC. 16, Salamis on Cyprus, 323 - 315 BC. (3.99 g, 16 mm).
Macedonian shield, boss decorated with gorgoneion / Macedonian helmet; kerykeion to lower left.

Price 3158.
1 commentsQuant.GeekApr 26, 2017
A small group2 viewsMatteoApr 26, 2017
335 PELOPONNESUS, Sparta Diassarion The Dioscuri on horse4 viewsReference.
Grunauer Group XXXVII; BCD Peloponnesos 939.3; cf. RPC III, 335.

Laureate bust right, slight drapery

The Dioscuri on horseback to right, holding spear

10.12 gr
26 mm

Grunauer identified 17 different obverse dies legends
From the J. Cohen Collection. Ex Davissons 32 (6 June 2013), lot 86; BCD Collection
1 commentsokidokiApr 26, 2017
Phoenicia, Arados 135-134 B.C1 viewsAE 17.38mm (Thickness 2.91mm), weight 3.93g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & ayin (') above, Aradian era date 125 below.
Martin RoweApr 26, 2017
Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Faustina I, Artemis1 viewsLydia, Hierocaesarea
Faustina I
Obv: ΦΑVСΤЄΙΝΑ СЄΒΑСΤΗ, Draped bust right.
Rev: IЄPOKAICAPЄΩN, Artemis standing right, drawing bow; behind, stag standing right.
AE, 5.91g, 22mm
Ref.: RPC IV online 1269, SNG Leypold 972, Waddington 5006, Imhoof-Blumer, LS, p. 20. 42.
Ex Plankenhorn Collection
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 52, lot1027
shanxiApr 26, 2017
Bil Denier of Hugues 1305-1315AD0 viewsObv: Legend on Annille
Rev: Cross over trefoil sceptre
ex Arthur Selzman
ex Tordella Manfra
wileycApr 26, 2017
9700 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Emperor standing right being crowned by victory standing left
Unmarked Mint
RIC - (cf 970)
mauseusApr 25, 2017

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Titus RIC 0893 viewsAR Denarius, 3.46g
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 8 (R), BMC p. 224 note, RSC 276
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII; Quadriga l., with corn ears
Ex Berk 168, 16 March 2010, lot 243.

This denarius of Titus as Augustus was struck very early in his reign. Part of a rare issue, the reverse legend lacks the normal P P (Pater Patriae or 'Father of his country') found on later issues.

The quadriga reverse is a carry-over type from Titus' last series minted under Vespasian.

I really like this portrait, a classic example of what his mint workers were capable of.

5 commentsDavid Atherton
029 Constantine I10 viewsobv: CONSTAN_TINVS AVG pearl dia.bust r.
rev: VIRTV_S AVGG campgate with four turrents star above,wide open doors
fld:/ex: SF/ARLP
Vespasianus as84 viewsScarce type from Lugdunum (Lyon) mint

1 commentstibsi67
S. 0613 AE 2 cash Chien Chung. Northern Sung42 viewsSchjoth 613 AE 2 cash Chien Chung chin kuo, 1101 A.D. Grades Fine.

Size: 29 mm Weight: 7.55 grams