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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Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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Hartill 16.136, Schjöth 511, Fisher’s Ding 919, Gorny NS 17.bNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Renzong (1022-1063), Reign Title Zhehe (1054-1056)

1 cash/wen (cast bronze), 1054-1055 A.D.; 3.654 g., 24.7 mm. max.

Obv.: Zhe He 至和 Yuan Bao 元寶, orthodox/regular script, small characters

Rev.: Blank

Hartill rarity 15

ex Forum Ancient Coins
StkpDec 02, 2022
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AugustusKings of Thrace. (Sapean). Rhoemetalkes I with Augustus (Circa 11 BC-12 AD). Ae. 20mm, 4.42 g. Obv: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ POIMHTAΛΚΟV. Diademed head of Rhoemetalkes right. Rev: KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOV. Bare head of Augustus right. RPC I 1718. Naumann Auction 122, lot 465.
1 commentslawrence cDec 02, 2022
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Philip IAntoninianus. Rome. Saecular Games issue. Obv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: SAECVLARES AVGG / U.
Stag standing right. RIC 19. 23mm, 3.84 g. Naumann Auction 122, lot 833
lawrence cDec 02, 2022
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DomitianDenarius. Rome. "Judaea Capta" issue. Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII. Laureate head right. Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI. Victory advancing right, holding palm branch and crowning standard with wreath. RIC² 1557; RPC II 1929. 3.16 g, 18mm. Naumann Auction 122, lot 660.
lawrence cDec 02, 2022
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HadrianDenarius. Rome. Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG. Laureate head right, slight drapery. Rev: P M TR P COS III / LIBERAL AVG III.
Hadrian seated left on platform, making distribution to citizen standing right. RIC² 308. 20mm, 3.22 g. Naumann Auction 122, lot 700
lawrence cDec 02, 2022
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DomitiaLYDIA. Nacrasa.. Ae. Weight: 2.22 g. Diameter: 16 mm. Obv: ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ϹЄΒΑϹΤΗ. Draped bust right. Rev: ΝΑΚΡΑϹЄΙΤΩΝ. Lyre. RPC II 935 (6 specimens); GRPC 37; SNG Copenhagen 297. Naumann Auction 122, lot 500
lawrence cDec 02, 2022
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LEGION XII ANTIQVAE18.31 mm 3.62 gr.
RSC I 40; Sear HCRI 363; Syd. 1231
Ken W2Dec 02, 2022
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CHORTIS SPECVLATORVM 18.08 mm 3.48 gr.
RSC I 6; Sear HCRI 386; Syd. 1214
1 commentsKen W2Dec 02, 2022
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Gordianus III RIC 156Marcus Antonius Gordianus III
Antoninianus of the Roman Imperial Period 243/244 AD; Material: Silver; Diameter: 21.5mm; Weight: 3.89g; Mint: Rome; Reference: RIC IV Gordian III 156; Provenance: Ex Great Collections USA; Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right; Inscription: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG; Translate: Imperator Gordianus Pius Felix Augustus; Reverse: Victory, winged, draped, standing left, leaning on shield, and holding palm in left hand; under shield, seated captive; Inscription: VICTORIA AETERNA; Translate: Victoria Aeterna (Eternal victory)


YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/rqB_svMPUiU
Prieure de SionDec 01, 2022
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Gordianus III RIC 145Marcus Antonius Gordianus III
Antoninianus of the Roman Imperial Period 243/244 AD; Material: Silver; Diameter: 23mm; Weight: 4.10g; Mint: Rome; Reference: RIC IV Gordian III 145; Provenance: Ex Fenzl Numismatics Germany; Obverse: Bust of Gordian III, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right; Inscription: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG; Translate: Imperator Gordianus Pius Felix Augustus; Reverse: Mars, helmeted, in military attire, hastening right, holding transverse spear in right hand and shield in left hand; Inscription: MARS PROPVG; Translate: Mars Propugnatori (Mars, the defender)


YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/RJn3Vu_DuMQ
Prieure de SionDec 01, 2022
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Artemis, Pamphylia, PergeHadrian
Pamphylia, Perge

Rev: ΑΡΤЄΜΙΔΟС ΠЄΡΓΑΙΑС. Artemis standing right, wearing radiate crown and holding torch and bow.

Ref.: RPC III, 2701

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiDec 01, 2022
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Asia Minor, Pamphylia, Perge, Hadrian, ArtemisHadrian
Pamphylia, Perge
Obv.: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΑΡΤЄΜΙΔΟС ΠЄΡΓΑΙΑС. Artemis standing right, wearing radiate crown and holding torch and bow.
Ae, 15mm, 3.4g
Ref.: RPC III, 2701
shanxiDec 01, 2022

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Elagabalus Nikolopis Tyche Varb 4080vElagabalus, Provincial, Nikopolis Ad Istrum, 218 - 222 AD, 27mm.,13.10g, Varbanov (engl.) 4080 var. (= AMNG 1972)
OBV: AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC, Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
REV: VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NI - KOPOLITWN PROC ICT, Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder (without globe)
RO-N in left and right fields

Not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2015).
New die combination of:
REV. No. 8.26.38.18 (same die)
OBV. e.g. No. 8.26.38.22 (same die)

Struck under governor Novius Rufus
SRukke
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S.3497 William IIIShilling of William III (1694-1702)
Mint: London
1697
O: GVLIELMVS.III.DEI.GRA.
R: 1697.MAG BR.FRA ET.HIB REX.

Ex- Mastercoin
St. George Collection
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1663 - mairie de Nantescuivre
7,10g
29mm
mairie de Louis Macé, sieur de la Roche
INTER. ASPERA. MITIS .
"La douceur parmi la rudesse."
Écu couronné aux armes de Louis Macé (De gueules à trois rencontres de daims d'or boisés de même, au chef cousu d'azur, chargé d'une croix engrelée d'argent) entre deux palmes ; à l’exergue : 1663 .
CIVITATIS. NANNETENSIS. INSIGNIA .
"excellente ville de Nantes"
Quintefeuille. Ecusson des armes de la ville de Nantes : vaisseau Nantais voguant à droite. Au chef chargé de 5 hermines.Surmonté d'une couronne de comte, le tout entouré de la cordelière
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