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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Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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bmc14_31 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT...NεI, radiate head right.
Rev: KAPK...OΠ, Crescent, horns upwards, with pendent fillets and small globe below; between horns six pellets surrounding central pellet..
16 mm, 2.23 gms

BMC 14
Charles MJan 23, 2019
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mionnet320 viewsElagabalus
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate draped bust right.
Rev: Crescent, horns upwards, star within.
14 mm, 2.90 gms

Mionnet 32 variant (bust type)
Charles MJan 23, 2019
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bmc090 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: …ΛIC, crescent, horns upwards, placed on base; between horns star of 8 points.
15 mm, 3.94 gms

BMC 9
Charles MJan 23, 2019
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mionnet31_20 viewsElagabalus
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: ...TPOΠO, crescent, horns upwards, star within and small globe below.
16 mm, 2.75 gms

Mionnet 31 variant (bust type)
Charles MJan 23, 2019
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bmc14_20 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...ANTWNε…, radiate head right.
Rev: Crescent, horns upwards, with pendent fillets and small globe below; between horns six pellets surrounding central pellet..
16 mm, 3.55 gms

BMC 14
Charles MJan 23, 2019
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mionnet311 viewsElagabalus
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...NεI…, radiate head right.
Rev: KAP KO..., crescent, horns upwards, star within and small globe below.
14 mm, 2.89 gms

Mionnet 31 variant (bust type)
Charles MJan 23, 2019
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091 - Otacilia Severa Antoninianus - RIC -2 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– M OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent
Rev:– CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated facing left, holding a patera and a cornucopiae
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 247 - 249
Reference(s) – RIC IV -; Tulln -; Eauze 875; Hunter -; Cohen -.

3rd known example

Weight 3.57g. 22.18mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmJan 22, 2019
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Byzantine Seal of John 7th Century2 viewsObverse: Cruciform monogram IWANNOV [Seal of] John four dots below
Reverse: Block monogram IWANNOV [Seal of] John between palms with cross above
Found in Israel
pogh_poorJan 22, 2019
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Byzantine Seal of Athanasios 7th Century1 viewsOBVERSE
Bust of the Virgin with medallion between two short crosses. Thin wreath border.
REVERSE
Cruciform monogram. Wreath border. Ἀθανασίου (Seal of) Athanasios
pogh_poorJan 22, 2019
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Titus RIC-15518 viewsĆ Sestertius, 22.74g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 155 (C). BMC 171.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Marti Numismatics, January 2019.

Pax was a fairly common reverse type struck for Titus. This particular Pax with branch and cornucopiae is a carry-over from Vespasian's coinage. Apparently, the propaganda value of peace was quite limitless. Despite the wear, this coin features one of the most magnificent coin portraits of Titus I have come across in either silver or bronze. Truly the work of a master engraver! There is one peculiar thing I have noticed about Titus' bronze coinage, the left facing portraits tend to be in a finer style than the right facing ones. Perhaps a talented engraver at the mint preferred his portraits facing left?

Worn, but in exceptionally fine style with an appealing dark patina.
5 commentsDavid AthertonJan 22, 2019
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Severus Alexander / RIC 288 var.2 viewsDenarius, 222-224 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAD AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: LIBERTAS AVG / Aequitas standing, holding scales and cornucopiae.
3.12 gm., 18.5 mm.
RIC #288 var.

The most interesting thing about this coin is the die error on the reverse. With the legend LIBERTAS AVG, the figure should be Libertas, holding a pileus and sceptre. Instead the figure is of Aequitas, holding scales and cornucopiae.

This very coin was apparently discussed and pictured in Moneytrend 9, 2008, pp 146 f. and plate 27.
CallimachusJan 22, 2019
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299312 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.13 g, 12 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right.
- Price 2999. A rare early and unusual issue from Tarsos bearing no symbol.
2 commentsNemonaterJan 21, 2019
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299313 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.25 g, 4 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O:Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, A.
- Price 2993.
1 commentsNemonaterJan 21, 2019
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Alexander III Price 300012 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.16 g, 3 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, B.
- Price 3000.
2 commentsNemonaterJan 21, 2019
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bmc101 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: KAP..., crescent, horns upwards, with pendent fillets, placed on base; between horns star of six points.
15 mm, 2.69 gms

BMC 10 (Caracalla)
Charles MJan 21, 2019
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bmc140 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...ANTWNεI…, radiate head right.
Rev: KAP...OM..., crescent, hrons upwards, with pendent fillets and small globe below; between horns six pellets surrounding central pellet..
15 mm, 2.69 gms

BMC 14
Charles MJan 21, 2019

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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC31 viewsAR dr., 4,04gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 31.5 type, Shore 122 type, Sunrise 308 type;
mint: ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, /bow in one hand; seven-line legend: PΛΣIΛEΩΣ HEΓΛΛoV APΣΛKoV ΛVToKPΛToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ last two lines garbled; small exergual line; very peculiar style;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (T. Ballen Collection)
Schatz
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, GORDIANUS III, AE35 // CILICIA // TARSOS - SNG Aulock 604249 viewsAv) AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CEB
Feld: Π - Π
Radiated, draped and cuirassed bust, senn from the back, looking right

Rv) TAPCOV MHTPOΠOΛEΩC
Feld: A / M / K / B / Γ
Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae

Weight:: 18.45 g; Ř: 35 mm: Reference. SNG Aulock 6042

Explanations:

Revers:
A = ΠPOTE =stands for the the number “one“ = THE FIRST
M = MEΓIΣTH = THE GREATEST
K = KAΛΛIΣTH = THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

Tarsos got these three Epitheta from Caracalla

You have to read Γ B and it means:

Γ = 3 = Head oft the three " Eparchia“ (means Provinces) Cilicia, Isauria and Lycaonia
B = 2 = Owner of two " Neokoria“ , (under Valerianus, Tarsos had then three )

Avers:
Π - Π = pater patridos = in Latin Pater Patriae
sulcipius
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29 viewswileyc
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1787 Mo 8 Reales74 viewsSpanish Empire, coins of the Spanish Main.
Mexico City Mint - Silver Eight Reales
1787
King Charles III

Weight: 26.5 Grams
Size: 42 mm
2 commentsrexesq