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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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Husam al-din Yuluq Arslan1 viewsArtuqids of Mardin, Husam al-din Yuluq Arslan, AE Dirhem, 596 AH,
13.59 gr, 32 mm, VF

Seated figure holding sword behind head in right hand, severed head in left hand.
596 AH

Artuk 62, SS 36, A 1829.4
ecoliJun 23, 2017
Ammonite1 viewspyritized Randygeki(h2)Jun 23, 2017
1 Constantius Gallus1 viewsConstantius Gallus
23mm 5.2g
DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor on galley, holding Victory on globe and labarum. Star in upper right field; III in left field. Mintmark: ASIS. RIC VIII Siscia 329.
Randygeki(h2)Jun 23, 2017
07 Constantius Gallus1 viewsConstantius Gallus.
23mm, 5.45g
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right./ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left,dot SMK Gamma in ex
Cyzikus 97
Randygeki(h2)Jun 23, 2017
Elizabeth I 1 viewsENGLAND. Elizabeth I Silver Hammered Threepence, 1578Randygeki(h2)Jun 23, 2017
Constantius I1 viewsConstantius I. As Caesar, 293-305 AD. Æ Fractional Follis (22mm, 3.53g). Struck circa 295-299 AD. FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Radiate and cuirassed bust right. / CONCORDIA MILITVM, Constantinus standing right, in military dress, reiceiving small Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left with sceptre; in field, at center, KB. (mint of Cyzicus), 2nd officina. RIC VI, pg #18a. Randygeki(h2)Jun 23, 2017
Louis IX (St Louis) AR Gros Tournois0 viewsLouis IX (1226-1270) AR Gros Tournois
(25.20 mm, 3.55 g)
Obv: légende intérieure : + LVDOVICVS. REX
légende extérieure : + BNDICTV: SIT: NOmE: DHI: nRI: DEI: IhV. XPI, (ponctuation par trois besants superposés).
orfewJun 23, 2017
Edward I AR Penny 1 viewsEngland, Plantagenet Kings
ND AR Penny Edward I 1272-1207 London
(19.1 mm 1.4 g)
Class III g, late “S”.
North 1022
Purchased from H. J. Berk May 15, 2017
orfewJun 23, 2017
3122 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Drachm 128-138 AD Mount Argaeus 3 stars2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3122A; BMC 125; Sydenham 271; Metcalf Conspectus 108a

Laureate, bust right, drapery on left shoulder and across back of neck.

Mount Argaeus; above, three stars.

2.81 gr
17 mm
1 commentsokidokiJun 22, 2017
Domitian AR Denarius8 viewsDomitian. AR denarius (3.02 g,). Rome mint, struck A.D. 81.
Obv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: TR P COS VII, draped throne, back decorated with grain ears Lituus beneath
the frame.
RIC 2; RSC 554a.
Ex: Akropolis Ancient Coins
2 commentsorfewJun 22, 2017
C. Censorinus0 viewsC. Censorinus. 88 B.C. AR denarius (17.5 mm, 3.87 g, 2 h). Rome mint. Jugate heads of Numa Pompilius and Ancus Marcius right / C · CENSO in exergue, Desultor riding the nearer of two horses galloping right; X below. Crawford 346/1d; Sydenham 713a; Marcia 18. VF/F, weak areas.ecoliJun 22, 2017
Caria, Mylasa0 viewsCaria, Mylasa. 450-400 B.C. AR obol (7.5 mm, 0.49 g, 6 h). Facing forepart of lion / Scorpion, tail to right; within incuse square. SNG Kayhan 934-938; SNG von Aulock 7803. Fine.ecoliJun 22, 2017
Gallienus; Pamphylia, Perga0 viewsPamphylia, Perga. Gallienus. A.D. 253-268. AE decassarion (20.3 mm, 11.13 g, 6 h). AV KAI PO ΛI ΓAΛΛIHNO CEB, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, I before / ΠEPΓAIΩN, chest with three purses above. SNG BN 556 ; SNG von Aulock 4725; SNG Cop 355. aVF, rough surfaces.ecoliJun 22, 2017
Aiolis, Aigai0 viewsAiolis, Aigai. 3rd century B.C. AE 18 (18.3 mm, 4.01 g, 10 h). Head of Apollo right / AIΓAEΩN, Goat standing right. SNG Cop 10; SNG von Aulock 1596. aVF. Scarce.ecoliJun 22, 2017
Troas, Abydos0 viewsTroas, Abydos. AE 11 (11.1 mm, 1.38 g, 3 h). Laureate head of Apollo right, ABY, eagle standing right. SNG Copenhagen 33; SNG von Aulock 1445. VF.ecoliJun 22, 2017
L. and C. Memmius L.f. Galeria.1 viewsL. and C. Memmius L.f. Galeria. 87 B.C. AR denarius (18.2 mm, 3.83 g, 4 h). Rome mint. [EX·SC], Laureate head of Saturn left, harpa to right, controls off flan / L·C MEMIES L·F/GAL, Venus driving biga right, holding reins and scepter; above, Cupid flying left, holding wreath. Crawford 349/1; Sydenham 712; RSC Memmia 8. toned aVF, off center.

Ex D. Thomas collection.
ecoliJun 22, 2017

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WEIGHT 3.06g / AXIS:12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 921
Roman Plate, Geometric Plate, Round Plate Fibula #125,235 viewsRoman Plate, Geometric Plate, Round Plate Fibula #125,
type: Round Plate Fibulae, The surface is decorated (Niello inlaid disc brooch), with the central knob (lost). Around the edge are eight small peripherial lugs. The remaining hinge pin.
size: 32x32mm, weight: 10,39g,
date: mid and late 1st. centuries A.D., Claudian - Flavian, c. A.D. 30/40-60/80
ref: Riha 7.2.1; Ettlinger 39; Feugere 24a; Genceva 25b, Hattatt 1007 ???.,
distribution: Western Empire, especially Gaul (?),
"It is made of a stamped bronze disc. The disc is silvered. Then the design, usually leaves/vines, is filled in with niello - a cu/ar/pb sulphide paste. This gives a black-on-silver design which was stunning when new."
1 commentsquadrans
Vrbs Roma - Lyon11 viewsPLC
Ric VII Lyon 242 r2
d=17mm p=1,88g
Denarius; VENVS, RIC 517a12 viewsFaustina Junior – Denarius
Obv: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right
Rev: VENVS, Venus standing left with apple and dolphin-entwined rudder.
RIC 517a, RSC 266, BMC 1075