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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2014, 12:44:43 am »
I think this diminutive Bactrian eagle from the BOT gallery must be up there with the best of the portrayals .... https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-67648
.... it is just marvellous in the way it captures the king of birds and all on 11 mm diameter!
All historical inquiry is contingent and provisional, and our own prejudices will in due course come under scrutiny by our successors.

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2014, 04:29:44 am »
Plenty of solitary eagles, eagles attacking snakes, eagles on thunderbolts, but now it time for an eagle preying on a hare...
Elis, Olympia, 134th-143rd Olympiad, 244-208 BC, AR Drachm

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2014, 04:31:42 pm »
Sinope, Paphlagonia, Silver Drachm
Obv:- Head of nymph left, hair in sakkos, wearing triple pendant earring and necklace
Rev:- Eagle with dolphin in talons facing left, ∆ΙΟΥ (magistrate's name) below wing, ΣΙΝΩ below dolphin
Sinope mint, c. 330 - 300 B.C.
Ref:- SNG BM 1484; SNG Stancomb 772; SNG Cop 284
ex Baldwin & Sons, London, ex Forum Ancient Coins, where it was graded aEF, beautifully toned, fine style
Weight 4.974g, maximum diameter 16.9mm, die axis 180o


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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2014, 04:33:30 pm »
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy II Soter, Silver tetradrachm

Obv:– Diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis
Rev:- PTOLEMAIOY [SOTERWS], eagle standing left, head left, on thunderbolt, wings closed, PT and ME monograms left, date AL and Q right
Minted in Galilee, Ake Ptolemais, Year 31. B.C. 255
Reference:– BMC.112 var. Svoronos 774 pl. XXV/10 (4 ex.) SNG Cop.470. Delepierre- Gülnar 2/4074 pl. 129(6 ex.)


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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2014, 04:34:53 pm »
The -Sinope, Paphlagonia- is amazing maridvnvm.

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2014, 02:16:40 pm »
Wonderful coins, everyone!

This little lovely alighted in my mailbox recently...

Phrygia, Apameia
AE23, 6.77g; c. 133-148 BC.
Obv.: Bust of Athena right, wearing high-crested Corinthian helmet and aegis.
Rev.: AΠAMEΩN, eagle alighting on base with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi, star above, magistrate’s name unclear.
Reference: SNG München 110-2.


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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2014, 03:25:27 pm »
And a minute Nabataean, Aretas IV...

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2014, 02:28:03 pm »

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2014, 01:40:16 am »
here's a pair of budgies feeding on a hare, from Akragas...
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-82285

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Does this segue into the next animal folly.... a bunch of bouncing bunnies?   ;D

Soon we'll have the whole food chain covered!

Another example from Olympia this time: Elis, Olympia, 134th-143rd Olympiad, 244-208 BC, AR Drachm
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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2014, 02:00:02 am »
i really love your Olympiad collection n.

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2014, 05:09:09 am »
The eagle from Alexandreia/Troas:

Troas, Alexandria, time of Gallienus, AD 253-268
AE 24, 5.12g
obv. ALEX - TRO
        Bust of city-goddess (Tyche), draped and turreted, r., behind vexillum inscribed CO/AV
rev. CO - L - AVG - TRO
        Eagle, with raised wings, flying r., holding in his talons forehead of bull
ref. Bellinger A490 (type 47); SNG Copenhagen 114; BMC 53-56
EF, superb specimen

The depiction is referring to the founder myth of Alexandreia: The eagle carrying a bull's head which is a common occurence from now [Commodus Caesar] on, must refer to a foundation legend, like that told of Antioch on the Orontes, of an eagle carrying part of a sacrificial animal to a spot where the new city was destined to raise (Bellinger).

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2015, 08:07:24 am »
1/2 AE Alexander III the Great 336-23 BC
Obv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, eagle on thunderbolt r., head turned; above, crescent.

AE, 17.1 mm, 3.59 g
Mint: Amphipolis.
Price 91b

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2015, 06:27:01 pm »
Wow, that's a great coin Nico!

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2015, 03:05:50 pm »
Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-160-161, D-251-252, Alexandria, Eagle standing right,

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2015, 06:55:38 pm »
Akragas, AR didrachm, 480-470 BC
Q. Cassius Longinus, Rome, AR denarius, 55 BC
Ptolemy III, Alexandria, AE 5/2 obol, 246-235 BC
Aurelian, Alexandria, BI tetradrachm, 274-275 AD
Probus, Alexandria, BI tetradrachm, 277-278 AD

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2017, 03:22:04 pm »
in response to Steve P'' s eagle posts... voila!


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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #41 on: December 12, 2017, 04:50:01 pm »
Thanks man ... wow, there are some pretty sweet eagles posted in this great thread (especially a few of martin's total winners, eh?)

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thanks again for making my eagles feel a t home .... tab 5 & 6 show many of my eagle coins

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=113171.125

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2017, 06:20:38 pm »
Yeah, there are not too many of these types which are quite common on ancient coins that we haven't run a thread on... lions, bulls, ships, etc., in addition to those I've bumped up in the last few days.
And Joe has many of these types categorized in the shop as well.

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2017, 06:47:31 pm »
Well, I'm pretty sure that's still how I'm gonna continue to roll-out my Steve gallery ... they're mostly animal coins ... a lot of ships and weapons as well ... and wine related ... and chick coins

=> animals, ships, weapons, wine & women ........ what else is there, right?

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2017, 10:53:16 pm »
Here is an incuse eagle from Brittium, Kronon.

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #46 on: December 15, 2017, 12:59:56 am »
that's a nice coin!

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #47 on: December 15, 2017, 02:07:02 am »
Thank you Peter,

I like the pattern inside the incuse eagle.

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #48 on: December 15, 2017, 06:10:45 am »
I agree ... that's a cool coin, Peter(s)

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Re: A Convocation of Eagles
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2022, 07:02:31 pm »
A few eagles to look at.



Septimius Severus AR Denarius RIC IVa 17

3.12g, 17.3mm, 0 degrees, Rome mint, 193-194 CE.

Attribution: RIC IVa 17. Cohen 278. BMCRE V 25.

O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right.

R: LEG XXX VLP TR P COS, Legionary eagle between two standards.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170573



Septimius Severus AR Denarius RIC IVa 14

2.66g, 16.9mm, 345 degrees, Rome mint, 194 CE.

Attribution: RIC IVa 14. Cohen 272. BMCRE V 20.

O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right.

R: LEG XIIII GEM M V TR P COS, Legionary eagle between two standards.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171361



Septimius Severus AR Denarius RIC IVa 8

2.97g, 19.5mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, 193-194 CE.

Attribution: RIC IVa 8. Cohen 264.

O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right.

R: LEG IIII FL TR P COS, Legionary eagle between two standards.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170281
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