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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 352 2 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He wears a Phrygian cap
Minted in Siscia (//BSIS Zigzag). 353 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Siscia 352 (C3) 18-19mm

maridvnvmFeb 26, 2017
170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Lugdunum 097 1 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Lugdunum (//*SLG). A.D. 348-350.
Reference:- RIC VIII Lugdunum 97 (R)

17 mm

Ex Col. Hermann-Joseph Lückger, Germany (1864-1951). Lückger was a German entrepreneur in the textile industry and amateur historian and collector of art.
maridvnvmFeb 26, 2017
175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Antioch 1491 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching backwards
Minted in Antioch (S | _ // AND)
Reference:– RIC VIII Antioch 149 var (149 rated S). Unlisted workshop
maridvnvmFeb 26, 2017
175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Rome 2581 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; B behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, falling forwards clutching horse
Minted in Rome (Gamma | _ // R Wreath E)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 258 (C)
maridvnvmFeb 26, 2017
175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Constantinople 117 1 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a cap, clutching his horse
Minted in Constantinople (Dot S Dot | * | _ // CONSZ),
Reference:– RIC VIII Constantinople 117 (C2)
maridvnvmFeb 26, 2017
176 - Julian II - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 385 1 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N IVLIANVS NOB C, Bare headed draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him.
Minted in Siscia (L | _ // DSIS)
Reference(s) – RIC VIII Siscia 385 (Rated S)
maridvnvmFeb 26, 2017
3 viewsTHESSALY, Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.04 g, 7h). Helmeted head of Athena left; TH/Δ to left / Φ-A-P-[Σ] (partially retrograde), Thessalian cavalryman on horse rearing left, holding goad; all within incuse circle. Lavva 138 (V65/R78); cf. BCD Thessaly II 644 (same dies); HGC 4, 626. Good VF, attractively toned.

CNG Electronic Auction 376 lot 93; From the BCD Collection. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts IX (December 1980), lot 192; Kricheldorf [1] (15 October 1955), lot 303.
1 commentspaul1888Feb 26, 2017
Constantius II half centenionalis Phoenix1 viewsAE Half Centenionalis
Constantius II, 337-361 CE
Diameter: 17 mm, Weight: 2.84 grams, Die Axis: 6h

Diademed and draped bust to right.

Nimbate phoenix standing right on globe, star in field to right.

Mint: SMKϚ (digamma, sixth officinae) star in field: Cyzicus

-Cyzicus is a scarce mint for the Fel Temp Reparatio phoenix on globe type. The other Cyzicus mint examples I have viewed all share the same common feature of a quite detailed phoenix.
-This issue was minted circa 348 to 350 CE.

Ex EBay UK 2017
PharsalosFeb 26, 2017
(0244) OTACILIA SEVERA2 views(wife of Philip I)
244 - 249 AD--Magistrate Ainius
AE 24 mm, 6.30 g
O: M WTA CEBHRA C, draped bust right, wearing stephane.
R: EP AINIOY MAGNH CIPYL, Kybele, turreted, seated left,
holding patera and resting arm on drum, lion standing left at her side.
Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum
SNG Cop 270; BMC 86; SNG Munich 290
laneyFeb 25, 2017
(0218) ELAGABALUS1 views218 - 222 AD
AE 22.5 X 24 mm; 6.56 g
O: Radiate bust right.
R: Turreted Genius standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia, flanked by eagles; humped bull at lower left.
Syria: Seleucis and Pieria-Raphanea; cf SNG Cop. 385
laneyFeb 25, 2017
DIADUMENIAN (as Caesar)3 views217 - 218 AD (as Caesar)
AE 23 X 24.5 mm; 7.05 g
O: Draped and cuirassed bust right
R: Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; at feet to right, hound springing right
MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. cf AMNG I 786 ff.
1 commentslaneyFeb 25, 2017
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2015) var. (rev. only)2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 12.29g, 26.24mm, 180°
struck under Aurelius Gallus
Laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
Kybele, wearing mural crown, std. side saddle r. on lion, leaping r., holding sceptre and
tympanon, looking r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/, 1316 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. #2687 (= AMNG 1316)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015):
rev. No. var. (has PROC I)
obv. e.g. No. (same die)
possibly unpublished
very rare, F+, rough
1 commentsJochenFeb 25, 2017
170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Aquileia -3 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand, N in right field
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets standing, facing each other before him
Minted in Aquileia (//AQP Dot)
Reference:- RIC VIII Aquileia -

Looking at RIC there are three issues for this type at Aquileia.

The first has no letters on either side. The captives are described as standing and would have AQP:dot: in exe. - RIC VIII Aquileia 107

The next two both have N behind the bust and an N in the left field on the reverse with the captives described as kneeling.

with AQP in exe this would be RIC VIII Aquileia 119
and with AQP* in exe this would be RIC VIII Aquileia 120

My example seems to be a mule from the later issues with letter behind the bust and the earlier issue with the captives standing but with no letter on the reverse.
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 25, 2017
L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 218 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, base of column.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, corinthian capital
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 21. Babelon 81. BMCRR 21. CNR 1/034

3.41 gms

Stannard weight correction scoop on reverse
4 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 25, 2017
Caliphate of Abd al-Malik2 viewsAbd al-Malik ibn Marwan (685 – 705 CE) ‘Standing Caliph’ type, mint of Qinnasrin [Chalcis]. Fals, weight 2.56g, diameter 22mm.

Obverse: Standing bearded figure wearing headdress and long robe, with right hand on hilt of sword. Inscription: abd allah abd al-malik amir al-mu’minin (“The servant of God, Abd al-Malik, commander of the faithful”).

Reverse: Object resembling Greek Φ, resting on four steps; To left, upwards, wāfin (“full value”); to right, downwards, mint designation, bi-qinnasrin. Inscription: the shahada (“There is no God but God alone and Muhammad is God’s prophet.”).

Reference: Goodwin [2005] p.43, Foss p.79 and D.O. 112-114
Abu GalyonFeb 25, 2017
Constans10 viewsConstans
Billon centenionalis 21mm, 4.3g
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand./ FEL•TEMP•REPA-RATIO 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 upwards and to the right.
Exergue: ΔSIS(Symbol 4)M

Siscia, officina 4; 348-350 CE

Ref: RIC VIII Siscia 218; LRBC 1121
BW Ref: 107 024 079

Ex Moonmoth collection
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Feb 25, 2017

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Second Empire - Napoléon III - 2 francs - 1856 Lyon.1 viewsArgent, 27 mm, 9,65 g.
A/ NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, tête nue de Napoléon à gauche.
R/ EMPIRE FRANCAIS // 2 FRANCS // 1856, couronne de feuillages.
Réfs : F.-262.8 (288.694 ex.)
132 - Probus - RIC 069 - Bust Type C (Lugdunum) (I)1 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS • P • F • AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– COMITI PROBI AVG, Minerva standing left, holding olive-branch and spear and resting left hand on shield
Mint – Lugdunum (I in exe) Emission 7 Officina 1. A.D. 280
Reference:– Cohen 106. Bastien 314 (3 examples cited). RIC 69 Bust type C

4.05 gms
ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE27 viewsca. 300 - 264 BC
AE 19.5 mm 4.97 g
O: Wreathed head of Tanit, wearing necklace, left
R: Horse's head right
Sardinian mint
cf SNG Cop 149 ff
1 commentslaney
Anonymous17 viewsAnonymous. After 211 BC. Æ Triens (22mm, 7.34 g, 2h). Uncertain mint. Helmeted head of Minerva right; four pellets above / Prow of galley right; four pellets below. Crawford 56/4; Sydenham 143b. VF, dark green patina, minor porosity.

Ex A.K. Collection (Triton XII, 6 January 2009), lot 463 (part of).

Ex-CNG 219 lot 391 60/100

The triens (plural trientes) was an Ancient Roman bronze coin produced during the Roman Republic valued at one-third of an as (4 unciae). The most common design for the triens was the bust of Minerva and four pellets (indicating four unciae) on the obverse and the prow of a galley on the reverse. It was not a common denomination and was last struck c. 89 BC.