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Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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S.767 Anglo-Saxon pale gold thrymsaThrymsa, post-Crondall phase 655-675
Monarch: unknown
Mint: unknown, probably Kent
'Two Emperors' type

A pale gold thrymsa from the mid 7th century. The coin copies imagery seen on late Roman coins, including two seating figures on the reverse with winged victory in between, imitating Roman types.

This is the most common of the gold Anglo-Saxon coins.

Ex- CGB Auction Sep 2021
St. George CollectionSep 28, 2021
CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 380-340 BC. AR NomosAnv.: Nude youth on horse galloping right, holding reins with both hands; I∧ below.
Rev.: TAPAΣ, Taras astride dolphin left, acrostolion in outstretched right hand.
Ag. 7,73 g. Very scarce. Choice VF.
LeoSep 28, 2021
Valerian Antoninianus RIC Va 126Valerian AR Antoninianus

2.27g, 21.5mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, 255-256 CE.

Attribution: RIC Va 126. Cohen 231.

O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, bust, radiate, draped and cuirassed, right.

R: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm.

Ex-Numis Corner No. 866523.
Ron C2Sep 27, 2021
Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 254Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.55g, 19.0mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, 202-210 CE

Attribution: RIC IVa 254. Cohen 31. BMCRE V 311.

O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.

R: AFRICA, Africa, wearing elephant skin head dress, reclining left, holding scorpion and cornucopiae. Basket of corn ears left.

9 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.93.

Ex-Numiscorner No. 875264.
Ron C2Sep 27, 2021
BCC CG17 Early Roman Oil LampEarly Roman Oil Lamp
Caesarea Maritima
Late 1st-mid 2nd Century CE
Early Roman terracotta oil lamp, Adler type D.3?,
moulded, with a round body, irregular filler hole,
and wedge shaped knob handle. The splayed nozzle
has a bow-shaped end, concave sides, and squared
reeding consisting of seven short parallel lines
oriented toward the body of the lamp, plus two
curved lines tracing the transition to the body.
There is what could be construed as a "wing" on
one or both sides of the nozzle, but they are
barely discernible. The shoulders are decorated
in relief with single pellets surrounded by double
concentric circles. Five of these are placed toward
the nozzle with an additional one on either side
of the handle for a total of seven. The bottom
of the lamp is plain with a low ring for a base.
Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.7 x 2.7cm. Weight: 48.56gm.
Surface find Caesarea Maritima, 1972
(click for larger pic)
v-dromeSep 27, 2021
Hadrian, Sinope, Paphlagonia, RPC III 1223Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, right, seen from rear
Draped bust of sarapis, right
Mint: Sinope, Paphlagonia
129-130 CE
19.5 mm, 3.30 g
Tim MSep 27, 2021
S.3217 CommonwealthShilling of The Commonwealth of England 1649-1660
Mint: London
Mintmark: Sun

Ex- Noble, R. Carlyon-Britton
1 commentsSt. George CollectionSep 27, 2021
Macedonia, Perdikkas II, 451 - 413 BC. AR Heavy Tetrobol, struck 437 - 431 BC at Aigai in MacedoniaObverse: No legend. Rider, wearing chlamys and kausia (an ancient Macedonian flat hat, also called a petasos), holding two spears on horse prancing right.
Reverse: No legend. Forepart of lion with straight lined truncation facing right, both paws visible; kerykeion (caduceus), placed horizontally, in left field above, all within incuse square.
Diameter: 15mm | Weight: 2.1gms | Die Axis: 6h
Sear GCV: 1491
Grainy surfaces | Rare (R2)

Perdikkas II features prominently in Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, in which he is described as switching sides between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians several times.
The lion on the reverse of this coin alludes to the Nemean lion killed by Herakles who was claimed to be the ancestor of Perdikkas.

Perdikkas II was a member of the Argead dynasty which would rule Macedonia for almost 400 years.
The founder of the dynasty, Perdikkas I, had led the people who called themselves Macedonians eastward from their home on the Haliacmon River around 700 BC. Aegae (Edessa) became their capital, and by the reign of Amyntas I in the 6th century BC, Macedonian power dominated the neighbouring Thracian tribes and when Amyntas’ successor, Alexander I advanced the Macedonian frontiers eastward to the Strymon River their power was further increased.
After the death of Alexander I in 454, Macedonia began to fall apart, but around 450 BC Perdikkas II, who was Alexander I's son, came to the throne after having asserted his succession against his brothers. Perdikkas had four brothers, Alcetas II, Philip, Menelaus and Amyntas, he also had a sister, Stratonice. Alcetas II preceded him on the throne until he was murdered by Perdikkas' son Archelaus I resulting in Perdikkas' elevation to the throne. During his reign Perdikkas united the Greek cities of Chalcidice in a federation centred on the city of Olynthus.
Perdikkas II died in 413 BC leaving his son Archelaus as heir to the throne. Archelaus adopted a strongly philhellenic policy and introduced Greek artists to his new capital at Pella. He strengthened Macedonia by building roads and fortresses, improved army equipment, and encouraged city life. However, following his assassination in 399 BC, there was seven years of murder and anarchy until finally, around 393 BC, Amyntas III, a great-grandson of Alexander I, took the throne and, although his reign was filled with anarchy and intrigue, he successfully brought unity to Macedonia.

Aigai (also Aegae, Aegeae or Aigeai) was the original capital of the Macedonians and it was also the burial-place of the Macedonian kings. It was built on a site near the modern town of Vergina.
*AlexSep 27, 2021
004 -Gordianus III- Antoninian - RIC IV/III/83A) IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiated, draped and cuirassed bust right
Sol standing in front, looking left, raising hand and holding globe

Weight: 4,1g; Size: 24mm
Reference: RIC IV/III/83 [4.Emission]
Struck: 241-243; Mint: Rome
Gerhard MSep 27, 2021
004 -Gordianus III- Antoninian - RIC IV/III/71A) IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiated bust, draped and cuirassed, right
Virtus in military dress, standing left, holding branch and spear, shield on ground before

Weight: 4,6g; Size: 23mm
Reference: RIC IV/III/71 [3.Emission]
Struck: March-May 240; Mint: Rome
Gerhard MSep 27, 2021
004 -Gordianus III- Antoninian - RIC IV/III/67A) IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiated, draped and cuirassed bust right
Liberalitas standing in front, head turning left, holding coin-counter and cornucopiae

Weight: 5,1g; Size: 23mm
Reference: RIC IV/III/67 [3.Emission]
Struck: March - May 240; Mint: Rome
Gerhard MSep 27, 2021
Giustiniano I, 8 nummi (527-565 d.C.)Giustiniano I, 8 nummi (527-565 d.C.)
AE, 3.59 gr, 17 mm, MB
Al D/ D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG; busto con diadema di perline, drappeggiato e corazzato.
Al R/ H; a sinistra, A; a destra, P; sopra, A ?
Sear 192 var. (legenda sopra H)
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 27 settembre 2021), ex Tinia numismatica (Follonica, Italia) fino al 27 settembre 2021.
paoloSep 27, 2021

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