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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Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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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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Sicily Syracuse Athena and Hippocampus1 viewsSicily Syracuse, 400-380 BC, AE22mm 8.9g, SNG ANS 447, Calciatti 42, SNG Copenhagen 722,
OBV: Helmeted Head of Athena Facing Left (other details non visible)
REV: Hippocampus left
SRukkeFeb 17, 2020
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BCC MA421 viewsBronze Belt Plate
Caesarea Maritima
Roman 2nd - 3rd Century CE
Part of an openwork bronze
belt-plate fitting for a
military belt or harness.
34.0 x 16.5mm. Weight:2.37gm.
Surface find, 1973
J .Berlin Caesarea Collection
(click for larger pic)
v-dromeFeb 17, 2020
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John Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan) (135-104 B.C.E.)0 viewsHendin (4th ed.) 464; Hendin (5th ed.) 1139; Meshorer TJC Group E No. --; Meshorer AJC L.

AE Prutah; beveled flan with cornucopia on beveled side .2.18 g., 14.07 mm., 180°

Obv.: Paleo-Hebrew legend in five lines within wreath:

YHW-
(HH)NN HK-
HN [GD]L W(HH)BR
YH[W]DY-
M

יהו
חנןהכ
הןליחבר
יהדי
ם

Yehochanan h’Kohen [Gado]l v’Hever Yehdim = Yehohanan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews

Rev.: Double cornucopia adorned with ribbons.

This type features a distinctly shaped letter He (H) in the first two lines and a simplified yet also distinct form of that letter in subsequent lines. Some letters are crude/illegible. On some dies the word “high” (GDL) is missing. This coin is missing the first two letters in that word, and another letter is missing. Several other letters on the the far are obscure.
StkpFeb 17, 2020
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 18 var. - Silver Quarter Obol0 views519/512 – 480/478 B.C.
0.14 gm, 5.0 mm
Obv.: Upright Anchor with wide flukes, A to right
Rev: Schematic swastika with arms bent right, two lines (dolphin/fish/crayfish claws) in each sector
Topalov Apollonia p. 570, 18 var. (no A) ;
HGC 3, 1326 var. (no A), hemiobol;
SNG Bulgaria (Ruse) II, 98 var. (no A) (tetartemorion)
ex-Forum Auction

Topalov Type 18: Quarterobols (as per the system of Aegina) – “Upright Anchor – Swastika in concave sectors with additional schematic images of eight dolphins or fish” (519/512-480/478 B.C.)
Obv: Upright anchor with relatively big flukes and stock. A group of dots under the stock (probably one l. and one r.).
Rev.: Schematic image of swastika (with arms bent to the right) in a concave square. Two lines representing schematic images of two dolphins or two fish in every sector

JaimelaiFeb 17, 2020
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 13 - Silver Half Obol2 views540/535 – 530 B.C.
0.37 gm, 7.0 mm
Obv.: Upright anchor with thin flukes and a loop eye, with dots below left
Rev: Feathered swastika with arms bent right, two lines (dolphin/fish/crayfish claws) in each sector
Topalov Apollonia p. 568, 13; p. 258, 4;
HGC 3, 1325 (obol);
SNG Bulgaria (Ruse) II, 77 (tritartemorion)
ex-Forum Auctions

Topalov Type 13: Half obols (?) Upright Anchor – Swastika in concave sectors with additional schematic images of eight dolphins or fish (540/535-530 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with thin flukes and thin stock. A group of dots under stock (probably four?).
Rev.: Schematic image of swastika in concave sectors forming a square. Two lines representing schematic images of two dolphins or two fish in every sector.
JaimelaiFeb 16, 2020
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064 - Septimius Severus - Marcianopolis - AE26- Varbanov 7621 viewsObv:- AV K Λ CЄΠ CЄVHPOC ΠЄ, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:- V K ΓЄNTIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN., Zeus standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
Minted in Marcianopolis, Moesa Inferior; Consul Cosconius Gentianus
Reference:- Varbanov 762.

11.80g. 25.85 mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 16, 2020
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022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC² 0974 (Vespasian), RIC II(1962) 0219 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, CERES AVGVST, Ceres, draped to feet, standing left, #114 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC² 0974 (Vespasian), RIC II(1962) 0219 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, CERES AVGVST, Ceres, draped to feet, standing left, #1
avers: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
reverse: CERES AVGVST, Ceres, draped to feet, standing left, holding poppy and two corn-ears in the extended right hand and long vertical scepter in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,8mm, weight: 3,31g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 78-79 A.D., ref: RIC² 0974(Vespasian), RIC II(1962) 0219 (Vespasian) p-36, BMC 321, RSC 31, BNC 282,
Q-001
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024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0742, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva left with the spear, #115 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0742, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva left with the spear, #1
avers: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
reverse: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding a spear.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,3-18,8mm, weight: 2,94g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 95 A.D., ref: RIC 0742, BMC 207, RSC 278, BNC 186,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 16, 2020
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001 - Augustus - AE 26 - HISPANIA ULTERIOR2 viewsA) CAESAR AVC TRIBVNIC POTEST
Bare head right
R) P CARISIVS LEG AVGVSTI
Wearth of pearls around three lined legend

Weight: 9,5g; Ø: 26mm; Reference: compare.:Dembski 312,
Not listed in RPC I online
Mint:COLONIA AVGVSTA EMERITA; Province: LVSITANIA
Gerhard MFeb 16, 2020
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alex004b20 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Troas

Obv: ANTONIN-VS PIVS AV, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: COL ALEX →AVG, horse grazing right.
23 mm, 6.57 gms

RPC Online 3962; SNG Cop---.
Charles MFeb 16, 2020
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Elagabalus Alexandria, Troas0 viewsObv: AV M AV ANTONINVS ΓIVS (sic), laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: COL AVG TR →OALEX, she-wolf right, suckling twins.
RPC Online 3954
CanaanFeb 16, 2020
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Phocas. 602-610. Æ Half Follis – 20 Nummi, Carthage mint. Dated IY 6 (602/3)0 viewsObv.Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa.
Rev. Cross potent between two pellets, F-O/C-A across field; ·XX·.
DOC 113; MIBE 97; SB 685. Near VF, brown surfaces.
CanaanFeb 16, 2020
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Sicily, Tauromenion, Campanian mercenaries, (354-344 B.C.), CNS 2, AE-12, TA Monogram in a laurel wreath, #117 viewsSicily, Tauromenion, Campanian mercenaries, (354-344 B.C.), CNS 2, AE-12, TA Monogram in a laurel wreath, #1
avers: Campanian helmet right, ornamented with a griffin.
reverse: TA Monogram in laurel wreath.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0-13,8mm, weight: 1,53g, axes: 10h,
mint: Sicily, Tauromenion, Campanian mercenaries, date: 354-344 B.C.,
ref: Castrizio Series I, 2., CNS 2., HGC 2, 1608., Campana (Kampanoi) 3.,
Q-001
quadransFeb 16, 2020
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Caria, Mylasa, (210-30 B.C.), AE-13, SNG von Aulock 2619, M/Y//--, Ornamented trident with head downwards, #120 viewsCaria, Mylasa, (210-30 B.C.), AE-13, SNG von Aulock 2619, M/Y//--, Ornamented trident with head downwards, #1
avers: Horse trotting right, front left foreleg raised.
revers: M-Y, Ornamented trident with head downwards.
exergue: M/Y//--, diameter: 12,0-13,0mm, weight: 1,48g, axes: 6h,
mint: Caria, Mylasa, date: 210-30 B.C.,
ref: SNG Keckman 226; SNG Cop 422, SNG von Aulock 2619, Akarca Mylasa 34-35, Mionnet VI 352, Weber 6528, BMC 11, Waddington 2452, Sear 4911,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 16, 2020
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CALABRIA, Taras. 272-240 BC. AR Nomos2 views20mm, 6.49g, 10h
Philotas and Di-, magistrates. Youth on horseback l., crowning horse.
R/ Dolphin rider l., holding kantharos and distaff; cock to r.
Vlasto 846; HNItaly 1024. Small lack of metal on rev., Good VF
1 commentsLeoFeb 16, 2020
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001 - Augustus - AE 22 - HISPANIA CITERIOR4 viewsA) IMP AVGVSTVS PP
Laureated head right
R) Oak wreath containing MVN
In exergue: TVRIASO

Weight:: 7,2g; Ø: 22mm; Reference: RPC I / 406
Struck: around 2 B.C. Mint: TURIASO; Region: HISPANIA;
Province: TARRACONENSIS
Gerhard MFeb 16, 2020

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139a Valens. AE3 2.0gm12 viewsobv: DN VALEN_S PF AVG pear dia. drp. cuir. bust r.
rev: GLORIA RO_MANORVM emp. adv. r. dragging captive, holding labaraum in l. hand
ex: >>>>BSISC
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L. Roscius Fabatus, Crawford 412/170 viewsRoman Republic, L. Roscius Fabatus, gens Roscia
AR - denarius serratus, 18.10mm, 3.8g
Rome, 59 BC*
obv. bust of Juno Sospita wearing goat-skin cap, r., behind modius
beneath L.ROSCI
bankers mark in r. field
rev. Virgin in long clothes stg. r., feeding snake, which erects before her in several
coils, behind cista
in ex. FABATI
Crawford 412/1 (symbols 23); Sydenham 915; Roscia 3; Albert 1329
scarce, toned VF, appealing silver
Pedigree:
ex Harlan J. Berk

* Dated 64 B.C. by Crawford and hence also by Roman Silver Coins , Volume I. The revised date is based on the outstanding analysis of the Messagne Horad by Alan Walker and Charles Hersh, ANS Museum Notes No. 29, New York, 1984, pp. 103-134

For more information look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'.
Jochen
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C. EGNATULEIUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS EGNATULEIUS AR Quinarius12 viewsOBVERSE: Laureate head of Apollo; behind, C. EGATVLEI C. F. Q.
REVERSE: Victory l., inscribing shield attached to trophy; beside trophy, carnyx; between Victory and trophy, Q; in ex
Struck at Rome, 97 BC
1.6g, 18mm
Crawford 333/1, Egnatueleia 1, Syd 588
Legatus
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asmcalee783a28 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. (...)ΩNINOC C, laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
19 mm, 4.34 gms

McAlee 783(a)
Charles M