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Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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

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Ancient Women


Women of the ancient world depicted on ancient coins.

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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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Vespasian-RIC-1331Æ As, 9.52g
Tarraco(?) mint, 70 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S C in field; IMP V P P COS II DESIG III FORT RED; Fortuna, draped, standing l.,setting r. hand on prow and holding cornucopiae in l. hand
RIC 1337 (R). BMC spec. acquired 1989. BNC -.
Acquired from eBay, June 2022.

Spain declared for Vespasian late in 69 after the second battle of Cremona in October. Spanish mints immediately began striking coinage in all metals for Vespasian, with perhaps Tarraco being the main mint of the province. The early aes coinage copies many of the reverse designs seen on the precious metals at Rome, as is the case with this Fortuna type. All the coins from the issue are quite rare indicating they were not struck for any length of time, perhaps only to address a shortage of bronze coinage in the region. This as additionally has an unusual and extremely rare variant reverse legend. Missing from the Paris collection.
David AthertonJul 02, 2022
1918 Alexius I Comnenus BI Aspron Trachy. Constantinople, AD 1092-1118. SBCV-1918Nimbate Christ enthroned facing, wearing pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels in left hand; IC-XC across fields / + ΑΛ ΔЄC, bust facing, wearing crown and jewelled chlamys, holding cruciform sceptre and globus cruciger. DOC 25b; Sear 1918. 4.92g, 29mm, 6h.

Near Extremely Fine; toned and lustrous ROMA Acquisition
SimonJul 01, 2022
BCC LT93 Lead Tessera Aphrodite ErosLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
1st - 3rd century CE
Obv: Venus/Aphrodite standing to right,
(drying hair and holding mirror?)
Rev: Winged Eros standing to right, left
leg crossed over, leaning on inverted torch
or staff. Uncertain object to right.
PB 9 x 8 x 1.25mm. (11.0mm Diagonally) 0.54gm.
cf. BCC LT57, LT18, BCC G28 Gemstone.
Surface find Caesarea Maritima, 1974.
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
(click for larger pic)
v-dromeJun 30, 2022
JUSTINIAN I, AE Follis (40 Nummi), struck 545/546 at CyzicusObverse: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed facing bust of Justinian I holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield, adorned with rider galloping right spearing a fallen enemy, in his left; cross in right field.
Reverse: Large M, cross above and officina letter (B = 2nd Officina) below, A/N/N/O in field to left of M and regnal year X/ЧI/II/I in field to right; in exergue, :K•YZ
Diameter: 34mm | Weight: 19.22gms | Die Axis: 6
SBCV: 207

Justinian I introduced the system of dating on the Byzantine bronze coinage in the 12th year of his reign (Regnal year 538/39). The date was placed on the reverse of the coin, the word ANNO in the left field and the numerals of the emperor's regnal year in the right. Justinian I ruled for 39 years, from August 1st 527 to November 14th 565, his first regnal year was 527/28 and his last was in 565.
*AlexJun 30, 2022
JUSTINIAN I, AE Follis (40 Nummi), struck 529 – 539 at Antioch (Theoupolis)Obverse: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing right.
Reverse: Large M, cross above and officina letter (B = 2nd Officina) below, star to right and left of M; in exergue, +THEUP+ (Theoupolis).
Diameter: 31mm | Weight: 15.37gms | Die Axis: 6
SBCV: 216

Much of Antioch was destroyed by a great earthquake on 29th November 528 and, following this disaster, the city was renamed Theoupolis.
*AlexJun 30, 2022
MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Obol (12mm, 0.79 g, 5h)MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Obol (12mm, 0.79 g, 5h)1 commentsMark R1Jun 30, 2022
SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos II Kallinikos. 246-225 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 16.53 g, 10h). SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos II Kallinikos. 246-225 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 16.53 g, 10h). In the types of Alexander III of Macedon. Susa mint.1 commentsMark R1Jun 30, 2022
Sear 0024Anastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Half-follis (small module), weight 2.94g, diameter 19mm. Mint of Constantinople, second officina. With Metcalf ‘type a’ punchmark on the reverse.Abu GalyonJun 30, 2022
Andronicus IIAndronicus II
obv:Cross formed by four petals, superimposed on a square
Rev: Andronicus standing facing, holding a star in each hand; stars in fields
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1282-1325AD
.81g, 19mm
SBVC 2391
Gr. 1453
wileycJun 30, 2022
Early French Feudal DenierThibaut IV LE Chansonnier
Rev: +TEBAT COMES; Cross pattee, omega in the first quarter, crescents in the second and third quarters, alpha in the fourth quarter
Obv:CASTRI PRVVINS; Comb, surmounted by a castle
Mint: Provins
Date; 1201-1253
1.15g; 21mm
Roberts 4731
The coins of Champagne feature a type of symbolism beloved by medieval Europeans. The field (champ) of the coin features a comb (peigne) which thus visually spells the name of the county. These coins were widely circulated as a result of the fairs held in Champagne during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.Thibaut IV was the last count to issue the design,
wileycJun 29, 2022
Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 309Septimius Severus AR denarius

2.07g, 19.9mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, 202-210 CE.

Attribution: RIC IVa 309 Cohen 794. BMCRE V 377.

O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.

R: VOTA SVSCEPTA XX, veiled figure of Severus standing to left, sacrificing out of patera over altar; Caracalla stands to right; flute player between them.

1 example in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.104. Ex-GK collection.

Ex-Roma Numismatics E-sale 96, lot 1186, May 5, 2022.
2 commentsRon C2Jun 29, 2022
169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 241AE3
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Radiate Phoenix standing right on mound of stones.
Minted in Siscia; (/Gamma SIS Symbol 3), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 241
maridvnvmJun 28, 2022

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GREEK, Calabria, Tarentum, NomosCalabria, Tarentum
290 – 281 BCE
AR Nomos – 7.81 gms

Obv: Nude ephebus on horse rearing r., spearing downward with right hand and holding round shield and two spare javelins in left, ΣA under horse
Rev: TAPAΣ, Taras riding dolphin left, extending right hand and holding distaff in left, pellet in l. field, prow left below

SNG ANS 985-6, Vlasto 586-7
Roman Hadrian DenariusHadrian, AR denarius (3.09g) IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG Laureate heroic bust right, drapery on far shoulder. / P M TR P COS II Concordia seated left, holding patera, and resting on statue of Spes, CONCORD in exergue.

RSC 328a. RIC 39b

2 commentsTanit
MYSIA, PERGAMON2nd - 1st Century BC
AE 3.67 g
O: Bust of Asklepius, right
R: Snake entwined on staff, head left; B in left field

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