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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Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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!


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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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 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


Campgates, city gates, temples, etc., post your monumental coins here.

162 files, last one added on Sep 29, 2018

Ancient Women


Women of the ancient world depicted on ancient coins.

163 files, last one added on Dec 11, 2017

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. 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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113 Carus (282-283 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 075F, Ticinum, -/-//PXXI, PAX EXERCITI, Bust-F, Pax standing left, #13 views113 Carus (282-283 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 075F, Ticinum, -/-//PXXI, PAX EXERCITI, Bust-F, Pax standing left, #1
avers: IMP CARVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right. (F)
reverse: PAX E XE RCITI, Pax standing left holding a standard and olive branch, PXXI in ex.
exergue: -/-//PXXI, diameter: 22,0-26,0mm, weight:4,08g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 4th. em., date: 283 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 075F, p-143, C-56,
quadransJan 18, 2019
032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0176, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Pudicitia standing left, #1 6 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0176, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Pudicitia standing left, #1
avers: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
reverse: COS III, Pudicitia standing left, covering face with a veil.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 2,94g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 125-128 A.D., ref: RIC II 0176, RSC 392, BMCRE 405,
1 commentsquadransJan 18, 2019
RIC 0671 Domitianus15 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head right
Rev : IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P, Victory advancing righ, holding branch
AR/Denarius (19.25 mm 3.153 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88-89 A.D.(4th issue)
RIC 671 (R2), RSC 254a, BMCRE 156, BNF 150
ex Emporium Hamburg Alpha Auction 2 Lot 172
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 18, 2019
Campgate: Costantino II, AE3 (318-319 d.C.), zecca di Roma I officina1 viewsCostantino II, AE3 (318-319 d.C.), zecca di Roma I officina,
AE, 2.56 gr, 19 mm, MB+/qBB, R5
D/ CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; busto laureato, drappeggiato e corazzato.
R/ VIRTV-S AVGG; RP (esergo); campgate con tre torri; nel campo, P Ė R.
RIC 173 var. (officina)
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 16 gennaio 2019, numero catalogo XXX), ex collezione Vanni (Tinia numismatica via ebay, Follonica Italia fino al gennaio 2019)
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EB0957 Justinian I / Cross0 viewsJustinian I. 527-565 AD, AE 10.
Obverse: Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large cross within wreath.
References: S. 310.
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 0.542g.
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IONIA, Phokaia2 viewsIONIA, Phokaia
ca. 625/0-522 BC.
EL Hekte (1/6 Stater); 10 mm, 2.59 grams
Obverse: Head of bull left; above, small seal left
Reverse: Rough quadripartite incuse square
Very rare, only four examples noted by Bodenstedt
1 commentscmcdon0923Jan 18, 2019
EB0935 Zeus / Eagle0 viewsPtolemy II Philadelphos, AE 19, 285-247 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: ΠTO[ΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ], eagle standing left on thunderbolt.
References: -.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 6.62g.
EBJan 18, 2019

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1991 IONIA, Erythrae Trajan ∆ 28 Demeter standing9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1991

Magistrate Preimos (strategos)

Laureate head of Trajan, right

Rev. ΕΡΥΘΡΑΙΩΝ ΕΠΙ СΤΡΑ, ΠΡΕΙ-ΜΟΥ (in field, l. and r.)
Demeter standing l., wearing long chiton, holding ears of corn in r. hand and resting on long torch with l. hand

9.67 gr
28 mm
AE half follis Justin II SB 366 yr716 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr 7 (U,II) TES below, above cross.
Date: 574/5 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
21mm 5.64 gm
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Crispus8 viewsAE follis

305 -326 CE

Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around VOT V (with centering dot) within wreath.
Pericles J2