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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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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Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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Constantine, quarter follisDate: The reason for this emission was probably the festival of
the Quindecennalia Constantine´s o.t. 25.07.320 AD, Treveri
Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG - laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VOT XX MVLT XXX - four lines in wreath, no mintmark
Zschucke 14.18(very rare)
∅ 15mm, 1,66g
LaurentiusSep 18, 2021
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Mysia Lampsacus von Aulock 1294Mysia, Lampsacus. c. 390-330 BC. AR Hemiobol. 8.29mm, 0.41gNG von Aulock 1294. Fine, flan chipping.
OBV: Janiform female head with circular earring
REV: Helmeted head of Athena right
SRukkeSep 18, 2021
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Gordian III Gordian RIC 69Gordian III, AR Antoninianus, Rome, 238 - 244 AD, AD 240 (8th Issue, 6th Officina), 21.96mm, 4.91g, RSC 226, RIC IViii, 69 (s) Scarce
OBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed
REV: P M TR P III COS P P, Gordian standing left, holding a patera over an altar with right hand. Left hand holds a baton
SRukkeSep 18, 2021
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Gordian III Felicitas RIC 140GORDIAN III, AR Antoninianus, Rome, 238 - 244 AD, 22.65mm, 3.86g, RIC IViii 140, RSC 71
OBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: FELICIT TEMP, Felicitas standing left with caduceus & cornucopiae
AD 244 (14th and last Issue, 1st Officina)
SRukkeSep 18, 2021
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Faustina I Aeternitas RIC 350aDiva Faustina Sr., the wife of Antoninus Pius. Died 141 AD, Silver Denarius, Rome Mint, 18.28mm, 2.59g, RIC III 350a, RSC 34, BMC 288
OBV: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA, draped bust right
REV: AETER-NITAS, Aeternitas standing left holding globe and sceptre
SRukkeSep 18, 2021
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Vespasian RIC-230Æ Sestertius, 23.18g
Rome mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI; S C in exergue; Fortuna stg. l., with branch and rudder on globe, and cornucopiae
RIC 230 (C2). BMC 529. BNC 484.
Acquired from CGB.fr, September 2021.

Vespasian struck a massive bronze issue in 71 which easily dwarfs any other of the reign. The issue is dominated by the Judaea Capta series, but many other important themes are employed by the mint. This Fortuna reverse carries an important propaganda message concerning the safe return of the imperial household. H. Mattingly in BMCRE explains it as 'the Fortuna who brings Titus home in June 71; the branch which she holds, beside her own rudder and cornucopiae, is either the olive branch of Pax or the laurel of the home-returning conqueror.' Titus had been absent from Rome completing the successful siege of Jerusalem and was en route home in Spring 71. This fairly common Fortuna from the third bronze issue of 71 features a stylish portrait of Vespasian. The commonness of the type indicates the immense propaganda value it had for the new regime.
1 commentsDavid AthertonSep 18, 2021
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55705 Constantine I/Campgate NICOMEDIA55705 Constantine I/Campgate NICOMEDIA

Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Head of Constantine I, pearl-diademed, right
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
Campgate with 6 levels, 2 turrets, 1 star and no door
SMN GAMMA in Exergue
Mint: NICOMEDIA 18.4mm 2.8g
RIC VII Nicomedia 153; Sear 16260 S
Blayne WSep 17, 2021
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44710 Constantine I/Campgate NICOMEDIA44710 Constantine I/Campgate NICOMEDIA

Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Head of Constantine I, pearl-diademed, right
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
Campgate with 7 levels, 2 turrets, 1 star and no door
SMNB in Exergue
Mint: NICOMEDIA 18.8mm 2.5g
RIC VII Nicomedia 153; Sear 16260 C
Blayne WSep 17, 2021
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44555 Constantine I/Campgate NICOMEDIA44555 Constantine I/Campgate NICOMEDIA

Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Head of Constantine I, laureate, right
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
Campgate with 7 levels, 2 turrets, 1 star and no door
MN EPSILON in Exergue
Mint: NICOMEDIA 17.8mm 2.7g
RIC VII Nicomedia 121; Sear 16258 S
Blayne WSep 17, 2021
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22476 Constantine I/Campgate NICOMEDIA22476 Constantine I/Campgate NICOMEDIA

Obv: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG
Bust of Constantine I, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
Campgate with 7 levels, 2 turrets, 1 star and no door
SMN EPSILON in Exergue
Mint: NICOMEDIA 19.9mm 2.4g
RIC VII Nicomedia 156; Sear 16260 R3
Blayne WSep 17, 2021
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22392 Constantine I/Campgate NICOMEDIA22392 Constantine I/Campgate NICOMEDIA

Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Head of Constantine I, laureate, right
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
Campgate with 6 levels, 2 turrets, 1 star and no door
SMN GAMMA in Exergue
Mint: NICOMEDIA 19.6mm 2.9g
RIC VII Nicomedia 90; Sear 16257 R2
Blayne WSep 17, 2021
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22389 Constantine I/Campgate NICOMEDIA22389 Constantine I/Campgate NICOMEDIA
Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Head of Constantine I, pearl-diademed, right
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
Campgate with 6 levels, 2 turrets, 1 star and no door
SMN GAMMA in Exergue
Mint: NICOMEDIA 18.9mm 3.0g
RIC VII Nicomedia 153; Sear 16260 S
Blayne WSep 17, 2021

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Justinian IAE Follis, Justinian I, ca. AD 527, Obv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG; Rev: M with cross on both sides, cross above, Beta officina, NIKH in ex., EF. SB 199.1 commentsMolinari
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DUROTRIGES Wessex, cap. Durnovaria (Dorchester). C.30BC-10AD. AE Stater. 18mmDUROTRIGES Wessex, cap. Durnovaria (Dorchester). C.30BC-10AD. AE Stater.

Obv. Wreath motif.

Rev. Celticized horse right.

Ref. van Arsdell 1290-1; Mack 318
Lee S
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Julian II, laurel, RomeObv: JULIAN II THE APOSTATE (D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG) Diademed helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev: VOT / X / MVLT / XX in four lines; all within laurel wreath; VRB ROM P in ex.
Rome
360-363 AD
Daniel J

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