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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Collecting Theme Galleries Galleries for various coin collecting themes, including best of type, masterpiece portraits, unpublished coins, plate coins, historic women, architectural, animals, and many more.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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins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Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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Trajan: 98 - 117 ADAE Dupondius; Rome Mint
Struck 99 - 100AD
Obv. - radiate head right; IMP.CAES.NERVA.TRAIN.AVG.GERM.PM
Rev. - Abundantia seated left on chair formed by crossed cornucopia holding scepter; TRPOT / (COS ???); S C in exurge
cmcdon0923Jan 27, 2022
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Spain, Bilbilis (Augusta Bilbilis)Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20367699

Augusta Bilbilis was a city (or municipium) founded by the Romans in the province of Hispania Tarraconensis. It was the birthplace of famous poet Martial c. 40 AD. The modern town of Calatayud was founded near this Roman site.

Recent excavations have uncovered many of the impressive remains visible today which dominate the surrounding area and are testament to the city's rich past.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilbilis_(Augusta_Bilbilis)

Joe SermariniJan 27, 2022
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001 - Traianus Decius-Antoninian - RIC IV / III / 81(a)A) DIVO TITO
Radiated bust of Divus Titus (79-81) right
R) CONSECRATIO
Eagle standing with spread wings right, turning his head to the left

Weight:3,02g; Size:21mm
Reference: RIC IV/III/81(a)
Ex CNG eAuktion257; Lotnr: 375
Mint: MEDIOLANUM

Under Decius (some say under Trebonianus Gallus?!) the Consecratio Issues restarted.
Augustus, Vespasianus, Titus, Nerva, Traianus, Hadrianus, Antoninus Pius; Marcus Aurelius, Commodus,
Septimius Severus and Severus Alexander were the emperors, you can find on those coins
Gerhard MJan 27, 2022
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AE Sestertius, RIC 3, p.193, 1388C - Faustina II, DianaFaustina II, AD 145-146
Sestertius
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, Bust of Faustina the Younger, draped, right, hair is elaborately dressed in horizontal lines with ringlets down front; band of pearls round head
Rev.: VENVS, Venus standing l. holding apple and rudder, around which a dolphin is coiled
Ref.: RIC III Antoninus Pius 1388C
Æ, 30.2mm, 24.00g

shanxiJan 27, 2022
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Phoenicia, Arados 130-129 B.C AE 22.00mm (Thickness 3.22mm), weight 6.89g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, S shaped ponytail, palm frond behind.

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley holding wreath in right hand and trident in left, Athena figurehead (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος), Phoenician letters nun (N) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 130 with resh (R) below.
AradosJan 27, 2022
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RPC-1623-Domitian as Caesar [Vespasian]Æ22 5.41g
Ancyra, Galatia-Cappadocia mint, undated
Obv: ΑΥΤΟ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣ ΥΙΟΣ; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΝΩΝ ΤΕΚΤΟΣΑΓΩΝ; Three corn-ears in bundle
RPC 1623 (3 spec.).
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, January 2022.

Late in Vespasian's reign, and possibly extending into the fist few months of Titus's, Ancyra struck a small issue of brass coins for all three Flavians. Domitian Caesar shows up on the smaller denomination paired with a stylish three grain ears reverse. The symbolism behind the design possibly is just a simple allusion to abundance and prosperity. The portrait itself is quite fine. Interestingly, the same engraver's handiwork can be detected in neighbouring Tavium's issues.
1 commentsDavid AthertonJan 27, 2022
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RIC 5a, p.098, 380 - Gallienus, DianaGallienus, 253-268. 
Antoninianus , Mediolanum, 258-260.
Obv.: IMP GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. 
Rev.: DIANA FELIX Diana advancing right, holding bow in her left hand and drawing arrow from quiver with her right; at feet, hound springing right.
AR, 20 mm, 3.15 g, 6 h
Ref.: Cohen 169, MIR 920l, RIC 380.
Ex Leu Web Auction 2, 3 December 2017, 752.
Ex Leu Web Auction 17, 14-16 August 2021, 2822
1 commentsshanxiJan 27, 2022
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Ariarathes VII Philometor Drachm HGC 7, 832Ariarathes VII Philometor AR drachm

3.87g, 19.0mm, 0 degrees, Kingdom of Cappadocia. Mint C (Komana, Turkey), Regnal year 10 (106 BCE)

Attribution: HGC 7, 832. Simonetta 7b.

O: Diademed head right.

R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΡIAΡAΘOY ΦΙΛΟΜΗΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left; A over Y monogram to inner left and Ω over E to inner right; in exergue, I.

Ex-London Ancient Coins No.cc3580
Ron C2Jan 27, 2022
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Thrace, Odessos, ca. 80-72/1 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Mithradatic Alliance issueHead of Herakles r., with the features of Mithradates VI of Pontos, wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣIΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated l., legs draped, confronting eagle held on outstretched r. arm and grasping lotus-tipped sceptre, ΛAK before, OΔΗ (Odessos ethnic) in exergue.

Price 1192; de Callataÿ Group 3 (D2/R?). (30 mm, 16.04 g, 1h).

Freeman & Sear.

For this issue, the portrait of Herakles on the Alexandrine coinage of Odessos was adapted to the features of Mithradates VI. The exact reason for this brief experiment is not clear, although it probably reflects veneration for Mithradates when at the zenith of his success he evicted the Romans from Asia Minor, Macedonia, and Greece. This portrayal is found on three emissions (Price 1191-1193) issued by the magistrate ΛAKΩN, struck from six obverse dies. The experiment was short lived and the portrayal of Herakles quickly reverted to the more usual style, which was maintained to the end of the series about a decade later. Mithradates considered himself a descendent of Alexander the Great, so that the adaption of Herakles features to those of Mithradates on Alexandrine coinage links to him to his mythological ancestry.
1 commentsn.igmaJan 27, 2022
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Galerius, Serdica RIC VI-035(A)AE Folles
Serdica mint, 307-308 A.D.
26mm, 5.76g
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Obverse:
GAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right.

Reverse:
GENIO AVGVSTI
* in left field
A in right field
.SM.SD. in exergue
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