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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Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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!


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.

227 files, last one added on Jul 13, 2019

Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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.

210 files, last one added on Dec 23, 2019

Plate Coins


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


Campgates, city gates, temples, etc., post your monumental coins here.

163 files, last one added on Oct 06, 2019

Ancient Women


Women of the ancient world depicted on ancient coins.

164 files, last one added on Nov 24, 2019

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.

180 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2017

The Pantheon - Gods, Goddesses and Personifications


A gallery of mythology. Please include information about the deity and their attributes.

173 files, last one added on Jan 21, 2017

Historical Coins


Share your historically significant coins. Along with posting photos of the coin, please describe the historic event related to the coin.

82 files, last one added on Aug 28, 2019

Ancient Counterfeits and Barbarous Imitations


Ancient but not official.

218 files, last one added on Feb 22, 2019

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.

367 files, last one added on Nov 21, 2017

Viminacium and Dacia - Lion and Bull


48 files, last one added on Feb 22, 2018

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.

65 files, last one added on Aug 18, 2015

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. Please state where the pictures were taken and give a brief description of the site.

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Members' Coin Collection GalleriesClassical Numismatic Discussion Board Members may create their own free Personal Ancient Coin Gallery. No limit to the number of coins added. More is better!
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Julia Mamaea as Augusta, Orichalcum Sestertius.1 viewsRome 227 A.D. 21.95g - 32.7mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA-AVGVSTA - Diademed draped bust right.

Rev: VESTA / S-C - Vesta standing left, holding patera and transverse sceptre. S-C across fields.

RIC IV-II, 710; Cohen 88; BMC 445.
Christian ScarlioliFeb 28, 2020
Medieval Scotland, William I (The Lion), Silver Short Cross cut Halfpenny, Phase B, Short cross and stars coinage. Moneyers: Hue and Walter.1 viewsPerth/Edinburgh 1205-1230 A.D. 0.78g - 17.8mm, Axis 3h.

Obv: +LE [REI WILA]M - Crowned bust left with sceptre in front, within beaded inner circle.

Rev: +[hUE WA]TER: - Voided short cross with star in each angle, total of 20 points, all within beaded inner circle.

Spink 5029.
Christian ScarlioliFeb 28, 2020
Licinius II as Caesar, Æ Follis.1 viewsHeraclea 316-317 A.D. 2.60g - 19.2mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C - Laureate and draped bust left, holding mappa and sceptre.

Rev: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS - Campgate with three turrets, and no doors. Mintmark MHTΔ.

RIC VII 19, Δ.
Christian ScarlioliFeb 28, 2020
Artuqids, Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan, AE Dirham, Anatolia & al-Jazira.1 viewsMardin 596 A.H. = 1199-1200 A.D. 15.05g - 40mm, Axis 2h.

Obv: “Nur al-Din Atabeg” in Arabic in two lines to left; ornamental script in exergue. - Turkish soldier seated crosslegged, holding raised sword and severed helmeted head by crest.

Rev: Name of Abbasid Caliph al-Nasir in three lines across fields; names and titles of Ayyubid overlords al-Afzal Ali bin Yusuf and al-Zahir Ghazi bin Yusuf in inner margin; name and title of Husam and AH date in outer margin.

S&S Type 36.1; Album 1829.4.
Christian ScarlioliFeb 28, 2020
Medieval England, Henry III, Silver Short Cross cut Halfpenny, Class 7b2. Moneyer: Ilger.1 viewsLondon 1218-1220 A.D. 0.65g - 18.1mm, Axis 4h.

Obv: [hENRI]CVS RE[X] - Crowned bust of king holding sceptre.

Rev: +ILG[ER ON LV]N•D - Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle.

Spink 1356B.
Christian ScarlioliFeb 28, 2020
Medieval England, Edward I, Silver Penny, Class 3e.1 viewsYork 1280-1281 A.D. 1.22g - 19.8mm, Axis 3h.

Obv: +EDW R ANGL DNS hyB - Crowned bust facing.

Rev: CIVITAS EBORACI - Long cross pattée with three pellets in each angle.

Spink 1391; North 1020.
Christian ScarlioliFeb 28, 2020
SELEUCID KINGDOM. Antiochus VII Euergetes (Sidetes) (138-129 BC). AR tetradrachm (29mm, 16.44 gm, 11h)4 viewsSELEUCID KINGDOM. Antiochus VII Euergetes (Sidetes) (138-129 BC). AR tetradrachm (29mm, 16.44 gm, 11h). XF. Antioch on the Orontes. Diademed head of Antiochus VII right, diadem ends falling straight behind; bead-and-reel border / BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY / EYEP-ΓETOY, Athena standing facing, head left, resting left hand on grounded shield decorated with gorgoneion, spear resting against arm, Nike in right hand extending wreath into border; ΔI monogram above A in outer left field, A in inner right field, all within laurel wreath. SC 2061.4f var. (reengraved control).

Note - the A in the right field has been recut over another letter, which appears to be an X or something similar.
1 commentsMark R1Feb 28, 2020
Vitellius as Imperator, AR Denarius, UK Metal Detecting find from Cambridgeshire.1 viewsRome 69 A.D. 3.06g - 18.2mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: [A VITELLIVS] GERMAN IMP TR P - Laureate head right.

Rev: XV VIR SACR FAC - Tripod lebes surmounted by dolphin, raven standing right beneath.

RIC I 86; RSC 114.
Christian ScarlioliFeb 28, 2020
Thrace, AR Hemidrachm.1 viewsCherronesos 350-300 B.C. 2.16g - 12.9mm, Axis 5h.

Obv: Forepart of a lion right, head turned to look back.

Rev: Quadripartite incuse square with opposed raised and sunken quadrants; • in one the sunken quadrant, in the other a palm branch.

McClean 4081; BMC 10.
Christian ScarlioliFeb 28, 2020
Medieval England, Henry VII, Class IIIc, Tun/Lis Mintmark. UK Metal Detecting find from Cambridgeshire.1 viewsCanterbury 1495-1498 A.D. 1.32g - 18.2mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: (Tun/Lis) HENRIC DI GRA REX AGL Z H - Crowned bust facing.

Rev: (Tun/Lis) POSVI DEV ADIVTORE MEVM / CIVITAS CANTOR - Long cross pattee dividing the legend, with three pellets in each angle.

Spink 2211.

Christian ScarlioliFeb 28, 2020
Medieval England, Edward I, Silver Penny, Class 9b2. UK Metal Detecting find from Cambridgeshire.1 viewsCanterbury 1299-1300/01 A.D. 1.33g - 18mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: +EDW R ANGL DNS hYB - Crowned bust facing, star on breast.

Rev: CIVITAS CANTOR - Long cross pattée with three pellets in each angle.

Spink 1408; North 1037/1.
Christian ScarlioliFeb 28, 2020
Medieval England, Henry II, Silver Tealby Penny, Class E/F, Moneyer: Pieres.1 viewsLondon/Northampton 1154-1189 A.D. 1.13g - 20mm.

Obv: +[hENRI R]EXS, A - Crowned bust of king holding sceptre.

Rev: ….RES:ON..... - Cross with crosslets in the angles.

Spink 1342-1342.
Christian ScarlioliFeb 28, 2020

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Caracalla AR Denarius29 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of young Caracalla to right.
Rev: VICT PART MAX - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and branch.
Mint: Rome
Date: 201-6 AD
Ref: RIC 144b, Cohen 658
Pergamum civic coinage, c.200-133 BC.25 viewsBMC Mysia p.131, 180-2; Head p.536ecoli
153b Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Barbar, RIC VIII ???, AE-1, Confusing text, Bull standing right, Barbarous Imitation, #0862 views153b Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Barbar, RIC VIII ???, AE-1, Confusing text, Bull standing right, Barbarous Imitation, #08
avers: Confusing text, Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Confusing text, Bull standing right, two stars above.
exergue:-/-//-???-, diameter: mm, weight: 0,0g, axis: h,
mint: Barbar, date: ??, ref: RIC VIII ???,