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Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
four standards with legionary eagle on the 3rd one
RIC - Bland - Òvàri -, 4,280g , Antiochia, RRR - UNIQUE -
PriscusAug 18, 2022
AUGUSTUS AE as. Turiaso, Tarraconensis, Spain, after 2 BC. MVN TVRIASO, oak wreath.AUGUSTUS AE as. Turiaso, Spain, after 2 BC. IMP AVGVSTVS P P, laureate head right. Reverse - MVN within oak wreath; TVRIASO below.
RPC I 405. 30mm, 13.9g
Antonivs ProttiAug 17, 2022
Quant.GeekAug 16, 2022
Quant.GeekAug 16, 2022
Thrace, Pautalia. Fausteina IIThrace, Pautalia. Faustina II (147-175).
AE22. 6.58 gr.
Obv: ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH - draped bust right, hair knotted behind head.
Rev: OYΛΠIAC ΠAYTAΛIAC - Tyche, kalathos on head, standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
BMC 3, 142,12, Ruzicka 139; Moushmov 4114; Varbanov bg 2842.
maxthraxAug 16, 2022
Caria, Mylasa AR Tetartemorion. Circa 420-390 BC.Obv: Forepart of roaring lion to left; head reverted.
Rev: Bird to right, pellets in field above left and below right; all within incuse square.
AR 0.26g., 6.5 mm.
ancientoneAug 16, 2022
Thrace, Sestos. AE14. 3rd c. BC.Obv: Head of Demeter left / ΣHΣ.
Rev: Herm facing between palm branch and delta in left field.
ancientoneAug 16, 2022
Troas, Zeleia. AE10. 4th c. BC.Obv: Head of Artemis right, wearing stephane.
Rev: Ζ E / Λ E. Monogram (or torque) within wreath of grain ears.
SNG Copenhagen 503-4.
ancientoneAug 16, 2022
Phrygia. Ankyra. Roma/Dionysos AE15Obv: ΘEA ΡΩMH / draped bust of Roma right, wearing polos.
Rev: ANKYΡANΩN / Dionysos, loins draped, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos.
ancientoneAug 16, 2022
Mesopotamia, Edessa, Septimius Severus & Abgar VIII Obv: Laureate head of Severus right.
Rev: Draped and diademed bust right of Abgar VIII, holding sceptre.
ancientoneAug 16, 2022
Phrygia, Aezanis. Claudius AE20Obv: ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ / laureate head of Claudius, r.
Rev: ΑΙΖΑΝΙΤΩΝ / Zeus standing, l., with eagle and staff.
Group II (no 'magistrates'' names)
RPC I, 3100
ancientoneAug 16, 2022
Struck A.D.321. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Treveri (Trier)Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS. Globe set on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX in three lines; above, three stars; in exergue, PTR
RIC VII : 303
*AlexAug 16, 2022

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Bare head tight draped and cuirassed, A in left field
Two victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X, Chi-Rho above shield
AE3 of unknown mint
20 mm, 3.60g
Elagabalus AR Antoninianus - Providentia TR P IIElagabalus AR Antoninianus, Providentia

obv: IMP ANTONINUS AUG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: P M TR P II COS II PP - Providentia standing facing, head left, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding wand over globe & cornucopiae.

5.6 grams, rough surfaces.
Istros, Silver staterObv:- Facing male heads, left inverted
Rev:- ΙΣΤΡΙΗ, sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, A below dolphin
Minted in Istros, 400 - 350 B.C.
Reference:– AMNG I 416, SNG Cop 192 var (right head inverted), SGCV I 1669

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