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Coin Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more. These galleries are free for all to post coins. No cost registration is required. Suggestions for new gallery themes are welcome.
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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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 popular references, and 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 a 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. Please state where the pictures were taken and give a brief description of the site.

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CÁC_II__20_14_1_1-g1_03_,_Anonymous_III__(Géza_II_,_King_of_Hungary,_(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-160,_CNH_I_-150,_U-062,_Q-001,_1h,_12,3mm,_0,18g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.14.1.1/g1.03., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-160, CNH I.-150, U-062, #015 viewsCÁC II. 20.14.1.1/g1.03., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-160, CNH I.-150, U-062, #01
avers: Cross with H in the centre, crescents in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Four crescents and four dots around cross; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,3 mm, weight: 0,18 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-160, CNH I.-150, Unger-062,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
quadransNov 14, 2018
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CÁC II. 20.07.1.1/a1.09(new sigla!)., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-149, CNH I.-136, U-064, #013 viewsCÁC II. 20.07.1.1/a1.09(new sigla!)., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-149, CNH I.-136, U-064, #01
avers: Line with the cross in the middle, crescent with two lines and two circles above and below, a border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in the angles, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 0,33g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-149, CNH I.-136, Unger-064,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
quadransNov 14, 2018
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EB0051 Female head / Head of bull0 viewsBlack Sea Area. Kolchis. Before 470 BC. AR Hemidrachm.
Obverse: Archaic female head right.
Reverse: Head of bull right.
References: SNG Cop 98: SNG BMC Black Sea 1013-1019; Weber 4750; SNG Stancomb 633-634; Sear SG 3628.
Diameter: 12.5mm, Weight: 2.117g.
EBNov 14, 2018
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EB0050 Zeus / AX monogram2 viewsAchaean League. Patrai. Hemidrachm (Circa 175-168).
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: AX monogram; A-P across; above, ΛY; below, dolphin; all within laurel wreath.
References: Benner 27.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 2.369g.
EBNov 14, 2018
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Terina, Bruttium 2 viewscirca 300 BC
AR Drachm (16mm, 2.21g)
O: Head of nymph Terina left; triskeles behind, TEPINAION to left.
R: Winged Nike seated left on cippus, holding bird in extended right hand; star to left.
Holloway & Jenkins 111; HN Italy 2642
ex Bertolami Fine Arts

EnodiaNov 14, 2018
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EB0048 Zeus / AX monogram1 viewsAchaean League (Unidentified), Hemidrachm, 196-146 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: Large AX monogram, (various symbols), dolphin below, all in wreath.
References: -.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 2.33g.
EBNov 14, 2018
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EB0047 Zeus / AX Monogram1 viewsAchaean League, Aegira Peloponessos, Hemidrachm, 196-146 BC.
Obverse: Head of Zeus right.
Reverse: Large AX monogram, forepart of goat above, AΛ-KI, all in wreath.
References: Agrinion Hoard 323.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 2.347g.
EBNov 14, 2018
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Taras, Calabria2 views302-228 BC
AR Diobol (11mm, 0.82g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with wing.
R: Herakles standing right, wrestling the Nemean lion; club behind, TAPAN above.
Vlasto cf 1365; HN Italy 976
ex Savoca Coins
EnodiaNov 14, 2018
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Koinon, Thessaly2 viewsPseudo-autonomous
41-54 AD (Time of Claudius)
AE Assarion (17.5mm, 4.18g)
Amtigonos (Strategos)
O: Draped bust of Livia right;
R: Hekate advancing right, holding torch in each hand; monogram to right,
RPC I, 1438; BCD Thessaly II, 928
ex Frank Kovacs; ex Mark Breitsprecher
EnodiaNov 14, 2018
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EB0046 Forepart of wolf / Large A2 viewsArgos, Argolis. 350-228 BC, AR Triobol (Hemidrachm?).
Obverse: Forepart of wolf left.
Reverse: A within incuse square, A-Ρ across upper fields, club below.
References: Grose 6549; BMC 57; Traité II-3, 639; Sear -.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.704g.
Note: On reverse, something outside of and below incuse square, perhaps vestiges of club and something else.
EBNov 14, 2018
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hj6.26.20.01?2 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, head to left, holding serpent entwined staff in right hand.
27 mm, 9.60 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.?? (Not listed in Hristova-Jekov but this is the section where it should be)
Charles MNov 14, 2018
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varb17731 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOPΩN, bust of Artemis right, quiver behind shoulder.
27 mm, 9.80 gms

Varbanov 1773
Charles MNov 14, 2018
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BCC RI352 viewsRoman Imperial
Caesarea Maritima AR Denarius
Marcus Aurelius as Caesar 139-161CE
Obv:AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F
Bare head to right.
Rev: TR POT XII COS II
Spes standing left holding flower
and raising hem.
18x16mm 3.4gm. Axis:0
Possible ref. RIC Antoninus Pius 476
v-dromeNov 14, 2018
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Roman Empire, Valentinian I, AE34 viewsValentinian I
364 - 368ad
AE3
Obv: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM - Emperor standing holding labarum, dragging captive by hair
Siscia mint
17mm

This common coin is in stunningly good condition; every hair is visible on the portrait, all details on the figures on the reverse are not worn, this coin is evenly patinated with a light brown patina and even all of the mint-marks are virtually flawless (although the reverse does have one small mark and is slightly weakly struck). The best of this type I have ever seen or owned.

Here's a link to the coin in the BOT gallery:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-149023
Harry GNov 13, 2018
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Struck 1158 - 1163, HENRY II (1154 - 1189), AR 'Tealby' Penny minted at Canterbury, England8 viewsObverse: (HE)NRI • R(EX• A -). Crowned facing bust of Henry II, his head turned slightly to left, holding sceptre tipped with a cross potent in his right hand.
Reverse: + (ROGI)ER : ON : (C)A(NT) surrounding short cross potent within beaded circle, small cross potents in each quarter. Moneyer: Rogier. Mintmark: Cross potent.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 1.3gms | Die Axis:1 | Class A bust
Flan chipped and cracked
SPINK: 1337

For the first few years of Henry II's reign the coins of King Stephen continued to be produced, but in 1158, in order to restore public confidence in the currency, a new standard was introduced in England which was of sufficient importance for the contemporary chroniclers to record that 'a new money was made, which was the sole currency of the kingdom.' While this 'Tealby' coinage, which is named after a large hoard of over 5,000 coins found at Tealby, Lincolnshire in 1807, was acceptable in terms of weight and silver quality, it is notorious for its ugly appearance, bad craftsmanship and careless execution. In fact the 'Tealby' coinage is among the worst struck of any issue of English regal coinage, so much so that collectors consider it something of a bonus if they are able to make out the name of the moneyer, or the mint, from the letters showing.
The 'Tealby' issue continued until 1180 when a new style coin of much better workmanship, the short-cross penny, was introduced.
A total of 30 mints were employed in the initial 'Tealby' recoinage, however once the recoinage was completed only 12 mints were permitted to remain active and this marks the beginning of the gradual decline in the number of mints which were used to strike English coins.
1 comments*AlexNov 13, 2018
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AL Monogram - Denarius, Crawford 111/13 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 209-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Below, “AL” monogram; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Uncertain
Weight: 4.10 gm.
Reference: Crawford 111/1
Provenance: Indalo (through Ebay), 1-MAR-2014

Comments:
The AL monogram denarii are extremely rare with 16 known specimens, 5 of which are in the British museum and The Bibliothčque nationale de France, each having two, and Kestner, having one.
Steve B5Nov 13, 2018

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Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ.
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Lanz 364-5; cf. OTA 18.
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VII Trier 54031 viewsObv:– FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Trier (//TR•P).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 540
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