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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Unlisted and Unpublished Coins


Post unpublished coins to identify them to collectors, scholars, authors, and publishers.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
GREEK, ATTICA. Athens. Tetradrachm (Circa 465-460 BC). Transitional issue.Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye.
Rev: AΘE.
Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
Starr Group V; HGC 4, 1596.
Condition: Good very fine.
Weight: 17.23 g.
Diameter: 25 mm.

Ex NN ,Nov 2021
XLiJan 16, 2022
GREEK, ITALY, CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 340-335 BC. AR Nomos20mm, 7.90 g, 1h
Youth, nude, riding horse stepping left, his right hand placed on his steed’s head, and holding rein in his left; in background, another horse steps left; above, Nike flying left, crowning the youth; K-A-Λ in fields.
Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos in extended right hand and supporting himself with his left, riding dolphin left over waves below; TAPAΣ to right. Cf.
Fischer-Bossert Group 52, 709 (for similar type); otherwise, unpublished.
Iridescent tone, minor metal flaws, slight die shift on reverse. Near EF. Extremely rare, unpublished issue.

From the Pythagoras Collection.

Although this issue is unpublished, the types are identical to that of Fischer-Bossert 709, in his Group 52. The signature of the magistrate ˚Ŭ is present as of Group 56, but there is a letter ˚ on the Group 52 reverses that may indicate the same person. As such, it is nearly certain that this issue should be placed relative to these issues in Fischer-Bossert.
LeoJan 12, 2022
GREEK, ITALY, CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 430-425 BC. AR Nomos23.5mm, 7.75 g, 4h
Taras as Oikistes, his torso bare, wearing himation from his waist, seated left on stool, holding kantharos in extended right hand and cradling scepter in left arm; altar to left.
Phalanthos, nude, extending left hand and supporting himself with his right, riding dolphin right; scallop shell below, TAPAN-TI-NΩN around.
Fischer-Bossert Group 17, 245 (V117/R184); Vlasto, Taras, Type 33, n = Ward 23 (same dies); Vlasto 212 (same dies); HN Italy 844; SNG Ashmoleon 227–8; BMC 85-6; de Luynes 281-2; McClean 556 (all from the same dies).
Old collection tone, light porosity at periphery, some old scratches under tone. VF.

From the Pythagoras Collection.
LeoJan 12, 2022
Philip I Antoninianus RIC IVc 24CPhillip I AR Antoninianus

2.95g, 22.3mm, 345 degrees, Rome mint, 249 CE.

Attribution: RIC IVc 24C. Cohen 193.

O: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, bust, radiate, draped and cuirassed, right.

R: SAECVLARES AVGG / COS III, low column inscribed COS III.

Minted as part of a commemorative series of coins celebrating the Ludi saeculares in 248 AD honoring the 1000th anniversary since the founding of the city of Rome.
Ron C2Jan 04, 2022
Greek, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the great), TetradrachmTétradrachme, Alexandre le Grand, Cicilie (Tarse), 327-325 avant J.-C (Argent) Price 3016 300
Avers : Tête d'Héraklès à droite coiffée de la léonté.
Revers : AΛEΞANĐPOY. Zeus assis à gauche sur un trône et tenant un aigle. Dans le champ, un araire.
Original upload by unregistered member
*AlexJan 01, 2022
Roman Empire, Constantine I, CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Constantinople 35Constantine I
A.D. 328
Ӕ nummus 20mm 3.7g
CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, with left shoulder raised up (possibly an adlocutio).
CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE; Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory; Δ in left.
in ex. CONS
RIC VII Constantinople 35
1 commentsVictor CDec 19, 2021
Roman Empire, Constantine I, SARMATIA DEVICTA, Sirmium 48Constantine I
A.D. 324-325
18x20mm 3.1g
CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; laureate head right.
SARMATIA DEVICTA; Victory advancing r., holding trophy, palm branch, spurning captive (note the foot firmly on his back) std. on ground to right.
in ex. SIRM
RIC VII Sirmium 48
1 commentsVictor CDec 19, 2021
Crispina, wife of Commodus, AR denariusCrispina Denarius. CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in bun behind / CONCORDIA, clasped hands.
RIC 279(B), RSC 8, BMC 37
1 commentsThomas LNov 27, 2021
BYZANTINE, John II Comnenus, Electrum Aspron Trachy SBCV-1942John II Comnenus EL Aspron Trachy. Constantinople, AD 1118-1143. Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, holding Gospels and raising right hand; IC-XC across fields / John on left, and St. George on right, both standing facing and holding patriarchal cross on three steps between them; IѠ/ΔЄC/ΠO/TH to left; Θ/Ɔ[Γ]/P[Ѡ]/I[Γ] to right. DOC 8c; Sear 1942. 3.18g, 31mm, 6h.

Extremely Fine
1 commentsSimonNov 24, 2021
Greek, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280 - 272 BC. AR Nomos23mm, 6,43g.
Prancing horse r., crowned by rider.
Rev. Dolphin rider l., holding trident.
Vlasto 788, SNG ANS 1130. Historia Numorum Italy 1012.
About extremely fine.
1 commentsLeoNov 21, 2021
Greek, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 302-280 BC. AR NomosAR. 7.86 g. 22.00 mm.
Nikodamos, Eu-, and Aga-, magistrates.
Obv. Nude warrior, wearing crested helmet and shield on left arm, holding rein in right hand, on horse advancing left; retrograde EY to left; NIKO/ΔAM/OΣ in three lines below. Rev. Phalanthos, holding grape bunch by branch in extended right hand and cradling distaff in left arm, riding dolphin left; TAPAΣ to left; to right, cock standing left; AΓA below. HN Italy 970; Vlasto 707; SNG ANS -.
Great metal and full weight. An outstanding example.
LeoOct 27, 2021
Greek, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 340-335 BC. AR NomosAR. 7.87 g. 20.00 mm.
Obv. Ephebe, nude but for helmet, with shield over left arm, riding horse galloping right, holding the reins with his left hand and spear with right; to left, Δ; below to right, AP.
Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ. Phalanthos, nude but for fluttering cloak, riding dolphin left, holding trident in his right hand; to left, Nike, flying right to crown the rider; below, waves. HN Italy 891; Vlasto 523.
R. Rare and very seldom offered. A superb example, perfectly centred, brilliant and prettily toned.
LeoOct 27, 2021

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