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Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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

1996 files, last one added on Sep 12, 2019

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.

227 files, last one added on Jul 13, 2019

Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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

209 files, last one added on Aug 20, 2019

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.

105 files, last one added on Aug 24, 2019

Monumental Coins - Campgates and Other Architecture


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

162 files, last one added on Mar 29, 2019

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.

180 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2017

The Pantheon - Gods, Goddesses and Personifications


A gallery of mythology. Please include information about the deity and their attributes.

173 files, last one added on Jan 21, 2017

Historical Coins


Share your historically significant coins. Along with posting photos of the coin, please describe the historic event related to the coin.

82 files, last one added on Aug 28, 2019

Ancient Counterfeits and Barbarous Imitations


Ancient but not official.

218 files, last one added on Feb 22, 2019

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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Denarius, Q. Marcius Libo1 viewsDenarius, Q. Marcius Libo

RRC: 215/1
148 bc
3,59 gr

AV: Head of Roma right, helmeted
RV: Dioscuri galloping right. "Q. MARC"

ex Artemide Aste, eLive auction 5b, Lot 163, 11.11.2018
NorbertSep 15, 2019
Uncia Luceria, Anonymous0 viewsUncia Luceria, Anonymous

RRC: 43/5
214-212 bc
5,83 gr

AV: Head of Roma r., wearing Attic helmet; behind, pellet.
RV: ROMA Prow r.; below, L and pellet.

ex Naville Numismatics 42, Lot 390, 22.07.2018
NorbertSep 15, 2019
Denarius, C. Vibius C.f. Cn. Pansa Caetronianus0 viewsDenarius, C. Vibius C.f. Cn. Pansa Caetronianus

RRC: 449/4
48 bc

AV:LIBERTATIS, laureate head of Libertas to right
RV: Roma seated right on pile of arms, her left foot set on globe, holding scepter with her right hand and sword with her left, in upper right field, Victory flying left to crown her. [C PA]NSA C F C N,

ex Savoca, Silver 23, Lot 439, 17.06.2018
NorbertSep 15, 2019
Ayyubid AR dirham, Salah al-Din, 582AH.3 viewsDamascus mint.

2 obverse dies.

Weight, g: 3.0
Size, mm: 21

Album 787.2
Ruslan KSep 15, 2019
As, Sex. Pompeius Magnus1 viewsAs, Sextus Pompey Magnus

RRC: 479/1
45 bc
19,64 gr

AV:Laureate head of Janus, with the features of Cn. Pompeius Magnus; MAGN above
RV:Prow right; PIVS above, IMP below.

ex Savoca, Silver 22, Lot 426, 29.04.2018
NorbertSep 15, 2019
Victoriatus, 'VB' 0 viewsVictoriatus, 'VB'

RRC: 95/1b
211-208 bc
2,41 gr

AV: Laureate head of Jupiter right
RV: Victory standing right, crowning trophy, VB monogram between, ROMA in exergue

ex Savoca, Silver 22, Lot 351, 29.04.2018
NorbertSep 15, 2019
Victoriatus, Spearhead0 viewsVictoriatus 'Spearhead' - 1st series

RRC: 83/1a
211-210 bc
2,93 gr

AV: Laureate head of Jupiter right within border of dots
RV: Victory standing right, placing wreath on trophy, spearhead upright between, ROMA in exergue

ex Savoca, Silver 22, Lot 345, 29.04.2018
NorbertSep 15, 2019
Roman Imperial, Caracalla as Augustus, AR Denarius.1 viewsRome 215 A.D. 3.55g - 20mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM - Laureate head right.

Rev: P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P - Sol standing facing, head left, holding globe and raising right hand.

RIC IV 281b.
Christian ScarlioliSep 15, 2019
IONIA, Kolophon. AR Tetartemorion. Circa 530/25-500 BC. 1 views(6mm, 0.16 g). Persic standard. Archaic head of Apollo left / Incuse square punch. Kim & Kroll pp. 84103; SNG Kayhan 354.Ruslan KSep 15, 2019
Constantius I. As Caesar. Large Follis. Struck circa AD 300.1 viewsLondinium (London) mint. (27mm, 9,8 g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, small head on tall neck / Genius standing left, wearing modius on head, chlamys over shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae. RIC 14a.Ruslan KSep 15, 2019
Ptolemy V. Tetradrachm. Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. 204-180 BC.1 viewsAlexandria mint. (25mm., 13,03g.)

Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, no control marks.

Svoronos 1231; SNG Copenhagen 244-5.
Ruslan KSep 14, 2019
Thessaly, Ekkarra4 viewsThessaly, Ekkarra
Chalkous, ca 325-320 BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus to left
Rev.: EKKAP / PEWN Artemis standing left, her right foot crossed behind her left, leaning on her hunting spear, held in her right hand.
, 14 mm, 1.70 g.
Ref.: Rogers 207. Trait IV, 475, pl. CCLXXXVIII, 12-13, BCD Thessaly I 1036, BCD Thessaly II 65.1.
Ex BCD with tag
shanxiSep 14, 2019
Roman Provincial, Macedon, Marc Antony and Octavian, AE28.1 viewsThessalonica Year 5 = 37 B.C. 15.53g - 28.6mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN EΛEYΘEΠIAΣ - Draped bust of Eleutheria to right.

Rev: M ANT AVT Γ KAI AVT - Nike advancing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left.

RPC 1551; SNG Copenhagen 374.
Christian ScarlioliSep 14, 2019
Ayyubid AR dirham, Salah al-Din Yusuf I, 585AH.1 viewsHalab mint.

Weight, g: 2,9
Size, mm: 21

Album 788
Ruslan KSep 14, 2019
Ayyubid AR dirham, Salah al-Din Yusuf I, 584AH.1 viewsHalab mint.

Weight, g: 3.0
Size, mm: 20

Album 788
Ruslan KSep 14, 2019
Ayyubid AR dirham, Salah al-Din Yusuf I, 581AH.1 viewsHalab mint.

Weight, g: 3.0
Size, mm: 20

Album 788

Ruslan KSep 14, 2019

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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) 8 Nummi, Thessalonica (Sear 192A; MIBE 173a)6 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I right
Rev: Large H between A and P, lacking cross above H
Eugene IV, Gros12 viewsPotator II
ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius II Gothicus, Antoninianus, Fides Exerci15 viewsFranz-Josef M
Octavianus Augustus - Nemausus13 viewsAE dupondius
9-3 BC
Head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown, and head of Augustus right, wearing oak wreath
Chained crocodile standing right; palm and filleted wreath behind
RIC I 158, RPC I 524, SNG Cop 699, SNG Tbingen 152, SRCV I 1730
ex Aurea numismatika