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Index Of All Titles


Alexander Tetradrachms
Ancient Coin Collecting 101
Ancient Coins & Modern Fakes
Ancient Counterfeits
Ancient Glass
Ancient Weapons
Ancient Wages and Prices
Ancient Weights and Scales
Anonymous Folles
Anonymous Follis
Anonymous Class A Folles
Armenian Numismatics Page
Byzantine Denominations
A Cabinet of Greek Coins
A Case of Counterfeits
Clashed Dies
Coins of Pontius Pilate
Conditions of Manufacture
Countermarked in Late Antiquity
Dictionary of Roman Coins
Doug Smith's Ancient Coins
Edict on Prices
Facing Portrait of Augustus
Fel Temp Reparatio
Fertility Pregnancy and Childbirth
Friend or Foe
Greek Alphabet
Greek Dates
Greek Mythology Link
Hellenistic Names & their Meanings
Helvetica's ID Help Page
Historia Numorum
Illustrated Ancient Coin Glossary
Imperial Mints of Philip the Arab
Latin Plurals
Latin Pronunciation
Library of Ancient Coinage
Life in Ancient Rome
Maps of the Ancient World
Military Belts
Mint Marks
Nabataean Numerals
Not in RIC
Numismatic Bulgarian
Numismatic Excellence Award
Numismatic French
Numismatic German
Numismatic Italian
Numismatic Spanish
Parthian Coins
Paleo-Hebrew Alphabet
Phoenician Alphabet
Pi-Style Athens Tetradrachms
Pricing and Grading Roman Coins
Roman Coin Attribution 101
Roman Mints
Roman Names
Serdi Celts
Silver Content of Parthian Drachms
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum
Syracusian Folles
The Evolving Ancient Coin Market
The Sign that Changed the World
The Temple Tax Hoard
Travels of Paul
Tribute Penny
Tribute Penny Debate Continued (2015)
Tribute Penny Debate Revisited (2006)
Tyrian Shekels
What Did The Julio Claudians Really Look Like?
What I Like About Ancient Coins
Widow's Mite

Spanish numismatic terms and abbreviations

a.C. - B.C.

barbada - bearded

cabeza - head
cabeza descubierta - bare head
campo - fields
ceca - mint

creciente - crescent
cruz - cross

debajo - below
detras - behind

encima - above
espada - sword
estrella - star
estrella de cinco puntas - pentagram

fecha - date
forrado - fourree

grueso - thick
fino -thin

leyenda (ley.) - legend

marcas - mintmark, control mark
moneda híbrida - hybrid or mule

puntos - points

rombo - rhombus (diamond shape)

Sin marca - without marks (no control symbols)

anverso - obverse
reves / reverso - reverse
eje - axis
cuño - die
moneda fundida - cast coin

guirnalda / corona - wreath
rama - branch

Metals of the coins

oro - gold
plata - silver
Bronce de zinc - brass
bronce - bronze
hierro - iron


RC - Regular conservada - VG - Very Good
BC - Bien conservada - F - Fine
MBC - Muy bien conservada - VF - Very Fine
EBC - Extra bien conservada - aUNC - about Uncirculated
FDC - Flor de cuño - Uncirulated mint state

ligeros retoques - light tooling
retoques - tooling
retocados - smoothed or tooled