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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Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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RIC 455 var.0 viewsSestertius, 103
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM DACICVS P M
Laur. r.
Rev: TR P VII IMP IIII COS V P P / S C
Pax seated l., holding branch and sceptre.

22.56g, 34mm
Woytek 155a (13 specimen)
klausklageMar 26, 2019
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Miletos, Ionia2 viewsLate Sixth Century B.C. (525 494 B.C.)
Silver 1/12 Stater
1.17 gm, 9 mm
Obv: Forepart of roaring lion right, head turned back left
Rev: Star ornament within incuse square with the edge of one side of the incuse in the shape of an M.
Sear 3532 (1/12 stater);
BMC Ionia, p.185, 14 ff. (diobol);
SNG Kayman 476 ff. (Milesian standard obol);
SNG Keckman II 265 ff. (1/12 stater);
Rosen Coll. 582 (diobol)
JaimelaiMar 26, 2019
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Antoninus Pius AR Denarius,Ad 1440 views

Antoninus Pius Denarius. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right / COS III DES IIII, Virtus holding spear & parazonium. RSC 186. RIC 118, RSC 186, BMC 505

3.11g.
BritanikusMar 26, 2019
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Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius1 views Struck 154 AD.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right / COS IIII, Annona standing left, holding two corn
ears and resting left hand on modius, filled with corn ears, set on prow. RIC III
231; BMCRE 809; RSC 291.RIC 231 Sear 4068
2.58gm
BritanikusMar 26, 2019
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Provincial, Odessos, Thrace, AE26, ΟΔΗCCεΙΤΩΝ0 viewsAE26
Roman Provincial: Odessos, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
26.0mm 9.84gr 2h
O: ΑνK Λ CεΠ CενΗΡΟC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: ΟΔΗC-CεΙΤΩΝ; Great god of Odessos, in himation and kalathos, left, cornucopia on left arm, patera in outstretched right hand, sacrificing over altar.
Odessos, Thrace Mint
Sear 2129; Varbanov 4348; SNG Cop 672; AMNG I, 2, 560, 2262; Moushmov 1612.
viktorbak/Viktor Bakman 323725159464
3/13/19 3/25/19
Nicholas ZMar 26, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, SOLI INVICTO, KAB0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 280 - 281AD
23.5 x 22.5mm 3.60gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder in right hand, shield in left hand.
R: S-OLI INVICT-O; Sol, advancing in spread quadriga, right hand raised, left hand holding whip and globe.
Exergue: KAB
Serdica Mint
RIC V-2 Serdica 862; Aorta: 206: B13, O25, R155, T133, M5.
master-numismatics 153208927343
10/13/18 3/25/19
Nicholas ZMar 26, 2019
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Valens, AE3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, R, (Dot)ΓSISC1 viewsAE3
Valens
Augustus: 364 - 378AD
Issued: 367 - 375AD
19.5mm 2.20gr 7h
O: DN VALEN-S PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: GLORIA RO-MANORVM; Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum with CHI RHO on standard.
Exergue: R, right field; (Dot)ΓSISC, below line.
Siscia Mint
Sear 19745; RIC IX Siscia 5b; Aorta: 566: B4, O7, R8, T15, M13.
master-numismatics 153208927343
10/13/18 3/25/19
Nicholas ZMar 26, 2019
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Constantius II, AE4, VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN, (Palm), ΔSIS0 viewsAE4
Constantius II
Caesar: 324 - 337AD
Augustus: 337 - 361AD
Issued: 347 - 348AD
16.0mm 1.50gr 6h
O: CONSTANTI-VS PF AVG; Diademed (rosettes), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN; Victories (2), standing facing each other, each holding a wreath and a palm.
Exergue: (Palm), above line; ΔSIS, below line.
Siscia Mint
RIC VIII Siscia 194; Aorta: 3140: B27, O8, R83, T107, M15.
Rated C2.
master-numismatics 153208927343
10/13/18 3/25/19
Nicholas ZMar 26, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, IOVI PROPVGNATORI0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 199AD
19.5 x 17.0mm 3.26gr 7h
O: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX; Laureate head, right.
R: IOVI PRO-P-VG-NATORI; Jupiter standing right, aiming thunderbolt and raising hand.
Rome Mint
Sear 6291; BMC 132; RSC 243; RIC IV Rome 131; Aorta: 493: B3, O45, R137, T103, M4.
gVF
Naville Numismatics Auction 47, Lot 525.
3/4/19 3/25/19
Nicholas ZMar 26, 2019
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Provincial, Antioch, Pisidia, AE24, ANTIOCHE GEN COL C0 viewsAE24
Julia Domna
Born: circa 170 AD - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
24.0 x 21.5mm 3.10gr 5h
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: ANT-IOCHE G-EN COL C; Tyche standing left, holding branch in outstretched right hand, cornucopia on left arm.
Antioch, Pisidia Mint
SNG France 1126-34; BMC 36 var. (reverse legend); Kryz 44 var. (no L).
Timeline Auctions Auction 112, Lot 3584
3/3/19 3/25/19
Nicholas ZMar 26, 2019
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Divus Antoninus Pius. Died 161 AD. AR Denarius0 viewsStruck under Marcus Aurelius,161 AD.

DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right / CONSECRATIO, funeral pyre
surmounted by quadriga. RIC III 436 (Marcus Aurelius); BMCRE 57 (Marcus Aurelius);
RIC 436[aurelius] RSC 164.
(2.87 gm).
BritanikusMar 26, 2019
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Provincial, Alexandria, Egypt, Tetradrachm, Eagle left, head right, LZ0 viewsBI Tetradrachm
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 281 - 282AD
17.0mm 7.92gr 11h
O: AKM AVP ΠΡΟΒΟC CεΒ; Laureate bust, left.
R: NO LEGEND; Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak.
Exergue: L, left field; Z, right field.
Alexandria, Egypt Mint
Curtis -; Milne 4640; Dattari 5555; Emmett 3984.
Savoca Auctions 11th Blue Auction, Lot 1396.
10/28/18 3/25/19
VF
Nicholas ZMar 26, 2019
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Provincial, AE17, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, ΔOMNA ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC 0 viewsAE17
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
17.0mm 1.84gr 8h
O: Αν KAI Cε CενΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: ΔOMNA ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC (Ligate ΠΡ); Julia Domna, draped bust, left.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
Moushmov 1025; Varbanov 2824; Ligate ΠΡ variety.
Ex: Gianni Aiello Bronze Coin Collection
Savoca Auctions 17th Blue Auction, Lot 856
3/1/19 3/25/19
Nicholas ZMar 26, 2019
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Diva Faustina0 viewsDiva Faustina AD 141, AE Sestertius. RIC 1115, 24.88gm, 33mm, Black patina. RareAncient AussieMar 26, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, PM TRP III COS II PP0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 195AD
18.0mm 2.91gr 6h
O: L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP V; Laureate head, right.
R: PM TRP III COS II PP; Mars, walking right, holding transverse scepter in right hand, trophy in left, over shoulder.
Rome Mint
RIC IV Rome 60; RSC 396; Aorta: 598: B3, O54, R240, T110, M4.
Savoca Auctions 17th Blue Auction, Lot 1540.
3/2/19 3/25/19
Nicholas ZMar 26, 2019
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Diva Faustina0 viewsDIVA FAUSTINA DIED 140 AD. ROME PIET AVG ALTAR 29MM, 9.7GM. RIC 1191AAncient AussieMar 26, 2019

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Probus79 viewsAntoninianus
Obv: Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and buckler.
Leg: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
RV: Emperor standing right, holding eagle tipped sceptre, receiving globe from Jupiter, holding staff, standing left star between
Leg: CLEMENTIA TEMP,
Ex: KAΓ
Serdica
RIC (would appear between RIC 838 and RIC 839)
unlisted bust type
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, VALERIAN I96 viewsAE 33. Corycus. 253-260 AD. 22,18,grs. Radiate,draped and cuirassed bust right. AVT K ΠO ΛIK OVAΛEPIAN-OC. / Dionysus standing facing, head left, holding grape cluster and thyrsus, before marked prize crown of which emerge palm branch, aplustre and caduceus, resting on three-legged table. Panther with head reverted towards grapes standing left at his feet . KIΩTΩN AV NAVAP around ,KΩPV in exergue. PX IC in right field.
SNG Levante 819. Same dies.
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51. Severus Alexander year XIIII.12 viewsDenarius, Jan. 1 - Mar. 19, 235 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: PM TR P XIIII COS III P P / Sol walking, holding whip.
3.11 gm., 19 mm.
RIC #125.

Coins from the last few months of Severus Alexander's life (TR P XIIII) are fairly rare and are not often seen. This collection is fortunate to have two of them.
Callimachus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, AR Denarius6 viewsCaracalla Den "Virtus" Caracalla AD 196-217 Silver Denarius
"Fourteenth anniversary as ordained heir" Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT-
Laureate bust right, draped Rev: PONTIF TR P XIIII COS III - Virtus
helmet, standing right, holding reversed spear and parazonium; foot on
helmet Rome mint AD 211. RIC IV, 191, page 239 - Cohen 494
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