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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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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Last additions - Coin Collecting Theme Galleries
Roman Empire, Drusus, Son of Tiberius, Twin Sestertius Tiberius and Germanicus Gemellus Sestertius
Obv. Busts of two children on cornucopiae (Tiberius und Germanicus), between winged caduceus.
Mint: Rome, struck under Tiberius for Drusus, 22-23 AD.

33mm 27.23g

BMC 95; Coh. 1 (Drusus); RIC² 42.

Ex Salton Collection
Ex Auction M. Etienne Bourgey, Paris 1923, No. 69.
Ex Auction Ars Classica 12, Luzern 1926, No. 2747.
2 commentskcMar 21, 2023
Roman Empire, Aurelian, silvered antoninianus, Cyzicus, not in
spring 273 - spring 274 AD
Issue 8, Phase 3
radiate and cuirassed bust right from behind
Sol standing left, wearing chalmys, raising hand, holding globe, resting his foot on bounded captive left, wearing oriental dress
RIC1st 360; RIC temp #3013 var. (Officina)
3,7g 25,5mm
ex Naumann
J. B.Mar 21, 2023
Phoenix, ConstansNummus of Constans. Obverse depictes draped, diademmed bust of Constans facing right. Legend reads DN CONSTANS PF AVG. Reverse shows phoenix with radiate crown atop a pyramid, reads FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Sisica mint mark, Γ officina mark, "backwards lambda" officina mark. See RIC VIII Sisica 241. Minted 348-350 CE. Purchased from Heritage Auctions.Adrian HMar 21, 2023
Roman Republic, RRC191/1 VAL As Known examples of Rev Die YSosius posted an anonymous? As(RR0027) with an illegible legend. However, I think the die can be identified because the prow has certain oddities. Once the Rev is identified, I think the Obv can also. See if you think RR0027 has the same dies as the 2 asses in the image.2 commentsRichard S6Mar 13, 2023
Sphinx2 commentslaneyMar 10, 2023
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, PHILIP II as Caesar. Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria. Struck A.D.245 - 246Obverse: M IOV ΦIΛI&PiΠOC K CEB. Bare headed and draped bust of Philip II facing right.
Reverse: No legend. Asklepios standing facing left, sacrificing over flaming and garlanded altar out of patera held in his right hand and holding staff, around which a serpent coils, in his left; in left field, LΓ (= regnal year 3 0f Philip I = A.D.245 - 246).
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 11.9gms | Die Axis: 12
Not in GICV.
1 comments*AlexMar 09, 2023
Medieval, Ireland, John, AR Penny, Struck 1207 - 1211 at DublinObverse: IOHANNES REX around triangle enclosing a crowned and draped facing bust of King John holding, in his right hand, a sceptre tipped with a cross pommée which extends through the side of the triangle into the legend. Quatrefoil to right of bust.
Reverse: ROBERD ON DIVE around triangle containing sun over crescent moon and a star in each angle. Cross pattée at apex of each point of the triangle and above legend on each of the three sides. Moneyer: Roberd, cognate with the modern English name of Robin.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 1.2gms | Die Axis: 4h
SPINK: 6228

John was King of England from 1199 until his death in 1216. The baronial revolt at the end of John's reign led to the sealing of the first Magna Carta, a document sometimes considered an early step in the evolution of the constitution of the United Kingdom. This third issue "REX" coinage was the only coinage struck by King John in his own name.
*AlexMar 09, 2023
ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTINE II as CAESAR, AE3 struck 324 - 325 at Londinium (London)Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine II, viewed from the rear, facing right.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS. Camp-gate with two turrets, star above; in exergue, PLON.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 3.43gms | Die Axis: 6h
RIC VII : 296 | SPINK: 738a
*AlexMar 09, 2023
ROMAN EMPIRE, MAXIMIANUS (Second Reign), AE Follis, struck 307 at Londinium (London)Obverse: D N MAXIMIANO P F S AVG. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Maximianus facing right.
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM. Genius, turreted, standing facing left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopia in left; in exergue, PLN.
Diameter: 27mm | Weight: 8.2 gms | Die Axis: 6h
RIC VI: 90 | SRCV IV: 13444 | Cohen: 142 | SPINK: 704
*AlexMar 09, 2023
ROMAN EMPIRE, GETA, AR Denarius, Struck 210 at RomeObverse: P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. Laureate head of Geta facing right.
Reverse: VICTORIAE BRIT. Victory, half naked, standing facing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm in her left.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 2.79gms | Die Axis: 6h
RIC IV: 92 | RSC: 219 | SRCV: 7254 | Cohen: 219 | BMC: 68 | Spink: 662

This coin commemorates the Roman victories achieved in Scotland in 209 and 210 by Septimius Severus and Caracalla, Geta's father and brother, while Geta and his mother, Julia Domna, remained behind in London.
*AlexMar 09, 2023
ROMAN EMPIRE, SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, AR Denarius, Struck 210 at RomeObverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT. Laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.
Reverse: VICTORIAE BRIT. Victory advancing right, holding wreath in her outstretched right hand and palm branch in her left.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 3.5gms | Die Axis: 6h
RIC IV: 332 | RSC: 727 | SRCV: 6382 | SPINK: 650

This coin commemorates the success of the Roman campaigns in Scotland during 209 and 210 culminating in the death of Severus at York, England, in February 211.
*AlexMar 09, 2023
Scotland, Orkney Islands - Skara BraeEurope's most complete Neolithic village inhabited from 3180 BC to about 2500 BC, discovered in 1850 after a severe storm uncovered parts of the villagenogoodnicksleftFeb 26, 2023

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, AR DenariusCARACALLA AR silver denarius. Struck at Rome, 213 AD. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right. Reverse - PROFECTIO AVG, Caracalla standing right, holding a transverse spear, accompanied by signifer, standard behind him. RCV 6877, scarce. 19mm, 3.5g. Good Very Fine2 comments
ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, AR Denarius, RIC IVb 141, RomeSeverus Alexander AR denarius with mint luster

2.793g, 20.1mm, 0 degrees, Rome mint, ca. 222 AD, RIC IV 141

O: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

R: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left holding cloak hanging over arm, thunderbolt and scepter

Formerly from FORVM Ancient Coins No. 12312
Ron C2
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Caracalla, Markianopolis AE22obv: Laureate bust right
rev: Homonia standing left, holding patera over altar and cornucopiae
Struck 196-217 A.D. at Markianopolis

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