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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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Philip II, RIC IV-216c Rome0 viewsAR Antoninianus
Rome mint, 244-246 A.D.
23mm, 3.81g
RIC IV-216c, RSCv.4-54, RCV.3-9242

Obverse:
M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
PRINCIPI IVVENT
Philip II, in military dress, standing right, holding globe and transverse spear.
Will JMar 28, 2017
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RIC.27e1 Valens (siliqua, Vrbs Roma)1 viewsValens, eastern roman emperor (364-378)
Siliqua : Vrbs Roma (367-375, Trèves)

silver (900 ‰), 17 mm diameter, 1.96 g, die axis: 7h

A/ D N VALEN-S P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ VRBS ROMA; Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and spear
DrogerMar 27, 2017
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Probus RIC 1121 viewsAntonian ( 3.87g - 22mm)
obv. IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
rev.VIRTVS AVG
Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear, left hand on shield.
Mintmark: IIII
RIC 112. Lugdunum
Bust type F
HolgerGMar 27, 2017
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Probus RIC 5151 viewsAntonian (3.34g - 24mm)
obv. IMP C PROBVS AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
rev. PAX AVG
Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre
Mintmark: In left field T ex. VXXI
RIC 516, Ticinum
Bust type H
HolgerGMar 27, 2017
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Probus RIC 8012 viewsAntonian (4.04g - 22mm)
obv. IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
rev. VIRTVS AVG
Emperor standing right, holding spear and globe.
Mintmark: XXIς
RIC 801, Rome.
Bust type F
HolgerGMar 27, 2017
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Probus RIC 9042 viewsAntonian (3.86g - 22mm)
obv. VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
rev. ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
Mintmark: Δ
RIC 904, Cyzicus
Bust type G
HolgerGMar 27, 2017
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RPC - Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Faustina II, Artemis, Perseus 3 viewsLydia, Hierocaesarea
Faustina II
Mènodôros the Second, strategos
Obv.: ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust of Faustina left.
Rev.: [EΠI CTPA M]HNOΔ[ΩPOY B.], [IЄ]POKAI[CAPЄΩN] in exerque; nude hero (Perseus) standing right, seen from the back, Artemis standing left, holding bow, having quiver at shoulder; both clasping hands over lighted altar
AE, 38.14g, 36mm
Ref.: RPC online -, ISEGRIM -
shanxiMar 27, 2017
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Vespasian RIC 19 (3)34 viewsAR Denarius, 3.45g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 19 (C), BMC 7, RSC 84
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS ITER FORT RED; Fortuna, draped, standing l.,setting r. hand on prow and holding cornucopiae in l. hand

Early in Vespasian's reign the Rome mint had a hard time getting his portrait right because he spent the balance of his first year as emperor in Egypt. There is a wide variation in portrait types and styles until the mint was able to procure a suitable portrait bust. Some, such as the one on this common Fortuna type, are unmodified Vitellius portraits. Certainly this denarius was one of the first coined for Vespasian at the mint.

A strikingly unusual portrait struck on a large flan.
3 commentsDavid AthertonMar 27, 2017
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Tiberius. As Caesar, A.D. 4-14. AE As. Lugdunum, A.D. 13-14.0 viewsObv. Laureate head of Tiberius right.
Rev. ROM ET AVG, front elevation of the Altar of Lugdunum decorated with the corona civica between laurels and flanked by nude male figures; to left and right, Victories on columns, facing one another, holding wreaths.
References: RIC 245; BMC 585; Cohen 37.
24mm and 7.78 grams.
CanaanMar 27, 2017
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Philistia, Uncertain mint (perhaps Ashkelon). 5th-4th centuries B.C. Fourrée drachm 1 viewsObv. Imitating Athena. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing; above, olive-spray with berries; all within incuse square.
References: Gitler & Tal VII.1D. test cut on reverse.
Striped from silvering, 15mm, 2.4 grams.
CanaanMar 27, 2017
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Phoenicia, Tyre. Civic issue.1 viewsObv. Turreted head of Tyche right; palm branch behind.
Rev. Palm-tree; date ZMC in left field.
References: BMC Phoenicia pg. 266, 346. Black and earthen patina.
Struck Year 247 (121/122AD).
17mm, 2.97 grams.
CanaanMar 27, 2017
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Valentinian I, AE3, Siscia.1 viewsObv. DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev. GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor in military dress, advancing right,
head left, holding labarum, dragging captive behind him. Star over A in right field.
Mintmark: dot Gamma SISC.
References: RIC IX Siscia 5a, type v.
19mm, 1.84 grams.
CanaanMar 27, 2017
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RIC.26.a.1 Magnus Maximus (AE2, Reparatio Reipvb)0 viewsMagnus Maximus, usurpor (383-384), western roman emperor (384-388)
Maiorina pecunia AE2 : Reparatio Reipvb (383-388, Arles mint)

bronze, 23 mm diameter, 4.23 g, die axis: 5 h,

A/ D N MAG MAXI-MVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ REPARATIO REIPVB / PCON in exergue, C in the field; emperor standing facing left, with right hand raising kneeled turreted woman, and holding Victory on globe in left hand
DrogerMar 27, 2017
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Valens AE3 of Siscia. AD 364-378 AD.1 viewsObv.DN VALEN-S PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE,Victory walking left, holding wreath
and palm branch. D over Symbol 3 (an R with a curl on top) in left field,
F in right field. Mintmark ASISCV.
References: RIC IX Siscia 15b, type xliii.
18mm and 3.13 grams.
CanaanMar 27, 2017
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Licinius I, Antioch RIC VI-106b(I)0 viewsAE Folles
Antioch mint, 308-309A.D.
6.42g, 24mm
RIC VI-106b, RCVv.4-15176

Obverse:
IMP C LIC LICINNIVS P F AVG
Laureate head right.

Reverse:
GENIO IMPERATORIS
Crescent in left field
I right field
ANT in exergue
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right holding patera, left cornucopiae.
Will JMar 26, 2017
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795 Hadrian, As Roma 134-38 AD Aequitas standing5 viewsReference.
RIC 795d

Obv.HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right.

Rev.AEQVITAS AVG S-C in field.
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and pertica (measuring rod)

10.49 gr
26 mm
6h

CNG Auction 321 Lot 525
1 commentsokidokiMar 26, 2017

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius43 viewsSilver denarius, Rome before September 87 A.D. Carradice 87.1, RSC -, RIC -, BMCRE later addition, same obverse die as Schulten 1983 lot 228 ( = Kunker 71 lot 792)
IMP·CAES·DOMIT·AVG·GERM·P·M·TR·P·VI· laureate head left
IMP·XIIII·COS·XIII· CENS·P·P·P· Minerva 4



The finest from only four recorded specimens. From this very rare head left issue, other two coins are known with a Minerva 1 reverse.
1 commentsFORVM AUCTIONS
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080 - Maximinus Thrax - RIC 8651 viewsDupondius
Obv:– IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate draped cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, feeding snake rising from altar
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 86
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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Roman Republic - denarius, 75 BC, Cn Egnatius Maxsumus77 viewsRoman Republic
Cn. Egnatius Maxsumus, 75 BC
AR denarius – 19mm
bust or cupid r., bow and quiver over shoulder
MAXSVMVS
Jupiter and Libertas within distyle temple, thunderbolt and cap in tympanum
CN. N. to r., C. EGNATIVS. CN. F. in ex., VII to l.
Crawford 391/2; Syd 788
3 commentsArdatirion
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Hostilian, RIC IV, 177(b)7 viewsHostilian as Caesar, AD 250-251, jounger son of Trajan Decius
AR - Antoninianus, 3.59g, 21.1mm, 15°
Rome, AD 250-251
obv. C VALENS HOSTIL.MES.QVINTVS N C
Bust, draped, radiate, r.
rev. MARTI PROPVGNATORI
Mars in military cloak, helmeted and with boots, advancing r., holding in r. hand transverse spear and in
r. hand shield.
ref. RIC IV/3, 177(b); C. 15
S!, about SS
Jochen