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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII Not in (!!!), III/VAL(ligate)//ASIS, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIA AVG ET CAES, Emperor, #1148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII Not in (!!!), III/VAL(ligate)//ASIS, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIA AVG ET CAES, Emperor, #1
avers: DN MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind the head.
reverse: VICTORIA AVG ET CAES, Emperor, bare-headed and in military dress, standing right holding an olive branch and standard decorated with Chi-Rho, foot on the shoulder of a bare-headed captive seated right.
exergue: III/VAL(ligate)//ASIS, diameter: 23,3-24,4mm, weight: 4,34g, axis: 6,5h(195°),
mint: Siscia, date: 350-353 AD.,
ref: RIC VIII Not in this reverse variation !!! (318 var. not a spear, but olive branch !!!), C-, Sear -,
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quadransSep 21, 2021
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2020) 8.23.05.02 corr.Macrinus, AD 217-218
AE 28, 13.51g, 27.51mm, 180°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AV K M OPPEL CE - VH MAKRINOC
Laureate head r.
rev. VP CTATIOV LO - N - GINOV NIKOPO / LITWN PR / OC ICT
Demeter as City Goddess, wearing mural crown, enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand
on long sceptre and holding in extended r. hand 2 grain ears
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1734 (rev. only, but has OC IC)
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. #3557 (= AMNG 1734)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2020) No. 8.23.5.2 corr. (mural crown not mentioned)
rare, F+, dark green patina

Pick writes: The mural crown on the goddess' head makes the naming as Demeter unlikely; however, Demeter could be meant as a city goddess.
JochenSep 21, 2021
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58b. Edward IV, second reign.Groat, 1477-90, London mint, Second reign.
Obverse: EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC / Crowned bust, facing, fleurs on cusps.
Reverse: POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM CIVITAS LONDON / Long cross, with three pellets in each angle.
Mint mark: Pierced cross with pellet in one angle.
2.98 gm., 25 mm.
North #1631; Seaby #2098.
CallimachusSep 21, 2021
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58a. Edward IV, first reign.Groat, light coinage of 1464-1470; London mint.
Obverse: EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC / Crowned bust, facing, quatrefoils at neck.
Reverse: POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM CIVITAS LONDON / Long cross with three pellets in each angle.
Mint mark: crown on both sides.
3.09 gm., 25 mm.
North #1570; Seaby #2000.

Classification: North classifies Edward IV's groats into at least 22 types. Fortunately many of them have different mint marks, and the crown mint mark on both sides of this coin readily identify it as type 7. It is suggested that this mint mark was used from July 1466 to July 1467.
CallimachusSep 21, 2021
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1196, Rome, AE-As, -/-//S-C, Galley with four rowers right and Neptune, #1037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 1196, Rome, AE-As, -/-//S-C, Galley with four rowers right and Neptune, #1
avers: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TR P XXXI, Laureate head right.
reverse: IMP VIII COS III, around, FELICITA/TI AVG•P•P, in field, S-C below, Galley with four rowers, facing right; on the stern, Neptune, standing right, his foot on a rock, holding trident and dolphin or aplustre.
exergue: -/-//S-C, diameter: 24,5-26,0mm, weight: 12,55g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:176-177 A.D.,
ref: RIC III 1196-p-, BMC RE 4 1618, p.661,
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quadransSep 20, 2021
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000999 Larissa ¾ Left, Rider on Horse Prancing RightThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa 3/4 facing l., an ampyx in her hair, wearing a simple necklace and what looks like a single globule earring hanging from the bottom of the base of the last lock of hair on the r. All within a border of dots.
Rev: Thessalian cavalryman on prancing horse r., wearing chlamys and petasos. ΛAPI above l., Σ downwards in front of horse, AIΩN in exergue below the ground line.
Denomination: silver trihemiobol; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. late 4th/early 3rd Century BC1; Weight: 1.38g; Diameter: 13.3mm: Die axis: 180º; References, for example: BMC Thessaly p. 30 no. 60, pl. VI, no. 6; Weber 2855, pl. 110; McClean 4631, pl. on p. 173, no. 25; Traité VI, 725, pl. CCXCIX, 132; SNG Cop vol. 11, 134; SGCV I 2128; SNG Ashmolean 3890 and 3891; BCD Thessaly II 341; HGC 4, 515.

Notes:
1This is the date provided in BCD Thessaly II.
2Babelon sees an H in front of the horse, which BCD Thessaly corrects to a downward Σ.

Provenance: Ex. Zuzim September 16, 2021.

Photo Credits: Zuzim.

Sources
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
BMC Thessaly: Gardner, Percy. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Thessaly
to Aetolia. London, 1883.
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
McClean: Grose, S. W. Catalogue of the McClean Collection of Greek Coins, Volume II The Greek
Mainland, The Aegaean Islands, Crete. London: Cambridge University Press, 1926.
SGCV I: Sear, David. Greek Coins and Their Values. Volume 1: Europe. London: Seaby, 1978.
SNG Ashmolean: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain V, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford,
Part 4: Paeonia - Thessaly (nos. 3313 - 3934). London: Oxford University Press/Spink and
Son, 1981.
SNG Cop: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum: Thessaly - Illyricum, Vol. 11. Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1943
Traité: Babelon, Ernest. Traité des Monnaies Grecques et Romaines: Tome Quatrième. Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1926.
Weber: Forrer, L. Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Greek Coins formed by Sir Hermann
Weber: Volume II. London: Spink & Son, 1924.

1 commentsTracy AielloSep 20, 2021
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Philip II, AE 18Kingdom of Macedonia
359-336 BC
AE 18 mm 5.74 g axis 12

O: head of Apollo, right.
R: ΦIΛIΠΠOY, naked youth on horseback prancing right, HP monogram below.

Mueller 129
ardashirSep 20, 2021
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Hieron II, AE 25Syracuse, Sicily
275-215 BC
AE 25 mm 17.03 g axis 4

O: diademed head of Hieron, left.
R: IEΡΩNOΣ beneath horseman galloping right, holding lance.

BMC Greek Sicily 217/579
ardashirSep 20, 2021
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Chersonesos, hemidrachmThrace, Chersonesos.
400-300 BC
AR 13 mm 2.37 g axis 4

O: forepart of lion right, head reverted, mouth open.
R: quadripartite incuse square with A over dot in one quarter
and dot in the other.

BMC Greek V3 183.15
ardashirSep 20, 2021
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Victorinus Antoninianus RIC Vb 117Victorinus BI Antoninianus

2.50g, 21.0mm, 0 degrees, Cologne mint, 269-270 CE.

Attribution: RIC Vb 117. Cohen 83.

O: IMP C PIAV VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust to right.

R: PAX AVG, Pax standing left holding olive branch and sceptre. V in left field, star in right.

Ex-Incitatus Coins
Ron C2Sep 20, 2021
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RPC 1655CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia. Titus as Caesar
76-77 CE. AR Drachm
(16mm 3.3g)
Obv: Head Laureate right; ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΟΥƐϹΠΑϹΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐΒΑϹΤΟΥ ΥΙΟϹ
Rev: Nike advancing r., wreath in r. hand, palm in l. hand
RPC 1655
NBS Web Auction 8, August 7 2021, Lot 407.

This nice little drachm was misattributed by the seller as a coin of Domitian. It is is Titus instead and I really like this cool little coin. RPC online shows 4 examples. Definitely not a common coin.

I was struck by the artistic style of the portrait. I think it is a very interesting and sensitive portrait of Titus. I also like the reverse featuring Nike.
orfewSep 20, 2021
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050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Lydia, Sardes, Asia (conventus of Sardis), AE-22, EΠI ΡOYΦOY CAΡΔIANΩN B NEΩKOΡΩN, Demeter standing left, #1050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Lydia, Sardes, Asia (conventus of Sardis), AE-22, EΠI ΡOYΦOY CAΡΔIANΩN B NEΩKOΡΩN, Demeter standing left, #1
avers: IOYΛIA CEBAC, Draped bust of Julia Domna right.
reverse: EΠI ΡOYΦOY CAΡΔIANΩN B NEΩKOΡΩN, Demeter standing left, holding upright corn-ears and torch, the serpent at foot left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,8-22,0mm, weight: 4,62g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Sardes, date: A.D.,
ref: Leypold I, 1221; BMC 154; SNG Turkey 5, 476; Aiello 1020; GRPC Lydia 483.
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quadransSep 19, 2021

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Crawford 417/1a, Roman Republic, Rome mint, moneyers L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus and L. Scribonius Libo, 62 BC., AR Denarius.Roman Republic, Rome mint, moneyers L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus and L. Scribonius Libo, 62 BC.,
AR Denarius (18-20 mm / 3,72 g),
Obv.: [P]AVLLVS. LEPIDVS - CONCORD head of Concordia r., wearing veil and diadem.
Rev.: PVTEAL SCRIBON / LIBO , Puteal Scribonianum (Scribonian well, the "Puteal Scribonianum" well in the Forum Romanum near the Arch of Fabius), decorated with garland and two lyres, hammer at base.
Crawf. 417/1a ; Syd. 927 ; Bab. / Seaby Aemilia 11 ; Kestner 3422 ; BMC Rome 3383 ; CNR Aemilia 62 .
Rare

A puteal was a classical wellhead, round or sometimes square, set round a well opening to keep people from falling in. Such well heads (putealia) might be of marble, enriched with bas-reliefs. - The puteal is on the reverse of the coin adorned with garlands and two lyres. It is generally stated that there were two putealia in the Roman forum; but C. F. Hermann, who has carefully examined all the passages in the ancient writers relating to this matter (Ind. Lect. Marburg. 1840), comes to the conclusion that there was only one such puteal at Rome. It was in the forum, near the Arcus Fabianus, and was dedicated in very ancient times either on account of the whetstone of the Augur Navius (cf. Liv. I.36), or because the spot had been struck by lightning. It was subsequently repaired and re-dedicated by Scribonius Libo, who had been commanded to examine the state of the sacred places. Libo erected in its neighbourhood a tribunal for the praetor, in consequence of which the place was, of course, frequented by persons who had law-suits, such as money-lenders and the like.

The Puteal Scribonianum (Scribonian Puteal) or Puteal Libonis (Puteal of Libo), building in the Forum at Rome, dedicated or restored by a member of the Libo family, perhaps the praetor of 204 BC, or the tribune of the people in 149 BC. In its vicinity the praetor's tribunal, removed from the comitium in the 2nd century BC, held its sittings, which led to the place becoming the haunt of litigants, money-lenders and business people. According to ancient authorities, the Puteal Libonis was the name given to an erection (or enclosure) on a spot which had been struck by lightning; it was so called from its resemblance to the stone curb or low enclosure round a well (puteus) that was between the temples of Castor and Vesta, near the Porticus Julia and the Arcus Fabiorum (arch of the Fabii), but no remains have been discovered. The idea that an irregular circle of travertine blocks, found near the temple of Castor, formed part of the puteal is now abandoned. See Horace, Sat. ii.6.35, Epp. i.19.8; Cicero, Pro Sestio, 8; for the well-known coin of Lucius Scribonius Libo, representing the puteal of Libo, which rather resembles a cippus (sepulchral monument) or an altar, with laurel wreaths, two lyres and a pair of pincers or tongs below the wreaths (perhaps symbolical of Vulcan as forger of lightning), see C. Hulsen, The Roman Forum (Eng. trans. by J. B. Carter, 1906), p. 150.

L. Scribonius Libo, was the father-in-law of Sextus Pompey, the son of Pompey the Great. On the breaking out of the civil war in 49, he sided with Pompey, and was given command of Etruria. Shortly afterwards he accompanied Pompey to Greece, and was actively engaged in the war that ensued. On the death of Bibulus (48) he had the given command of the Pompeian fleet. In the civil wars following Caesar's death, he followed the fortunes of his son-in-law Sextus Pompey. In 40, Octavian married his sister Scribonia, and this marriage was followed by a peace between the triumvirs and Pompey (39). When the war was renewed in 36, Libo for a time supported Pompey, but, seeing his cause hopeless, he deserted him in the following year. In 34, he was consul with Mark Antony.

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118 Romulus. AE follis 6.1gmobv: DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS LAUR HEAD R.
rev: AETERNAE MEMORIAE domed shrine with r. dor ajar, surmounted by eagle
ex: RBP
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Vespasian: 69 - 79 AD - JUDAEA CAPTAAE sestertius
Struck 71 AD (Rome)
Obv. - IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM TR PPP COS III, laureate head right
Rev. - Vespasian standing facing right to left of palm tree, foot on helmet, holding spear & parazonium, with Judaea seated below palm right, on cuirass, in attitude of mourning; JUDAEA CAPTA surrounding; SC in exurge
RIC 167; 34.5 mm, 21.77 grams


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