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Antoninus Pius As Sow suckling young592 viewsAntoninus Pius Æ As. 143-144 AD. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right / IMPERATOR II S-C, Sow seated right under helm-oak, suckling four young, another before, SC in ex. RIC 733, Cohen 450, BMC 1624 ancientone
EAGLE, Elagabalus AE 25mm of Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior.270 viewsElagabalus Æ 25mm of Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior. Magistrate Novius Rufus. AVT M AVPH ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right / VP NOBIOV POVFOU NIKOPOLITWN PROCI-CT-PO-N, eagle standing facing, wings open, head left with wreath in its beak. Pick 1992. Moushmov 1433 Antonio Protti
Tigress - Gallienus RIC VI 230194 viewsGallienus, Striped Tigress, AE Antoninianus. Rome mint, sole reign.
Obverse - GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.
Reverse - LIBERO P CONS AVG, striped tigress walking left.
Mintmark R, Rome. 19.4 mm diam. 3.1 g
a cute elephant!503 viewsstruck under Tipu Sultan (1782 - 1799 n. Chr.)
uncertain mint in Mysore, India
10.95 g, 23 mm
Obv: Elephant walking left
Rev.: Tusk, symbol of ruler
A zoo should have at least one Phoenix592 viewsDN CONSTANS PF AUG
Siscia mint, third offic.
Abdera, Thrace * Griffin | Apollon, AE14 - 4th Century BC.447 views
Griffin | Apollon, Bronze.

Obv: Griffin pouncing right, head raised in menacing poise, club below; MENAN
Rev: Apollon, right, within linear square: ABΔ-HPI-T-ΩΝ (with retrograde N).

Exergue: MENAN

Mint: Abdera
Struck: ca. 352-323 BC.

Size: 14.67 mm.
Weight: ca. 2.5 grm.
Die axis: 0°

The Griffin (Greek gryphos, Persian shirdal - "lion-eagle") is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head, with upstanding ear-tufts, and wings of an eagle: as the lion was considered 'King of the Beasts' and the eagle 'King of the Air,' the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin is generally represented with four legs, wings and a beak, with eagle-like talons in place of a lion's forelegs and feathered, with equine-like ears jutting from the crown of its head. Some writers describe the tail as a serpent, in the manner of a chimera.
2 commentsTiathena
Aiolis, Larissa Phrikonis mint. c. 350 B.C. 228 viewsAiolis, Larissa Phrikonis mint. c. 350 B.C. Bronze AE 11, 0.93g, 10.8mm. Fine. Obv: female head facing. Rev: bull's head right, LA. Ref: Weber 5563. Lindgren and Von Aulock each list one single coin of the city. Sear list four coins. (Flan chipped). Very rareBard Gram Okland
Ancient Greek Bestiary378 viewsClockwise: Lion of Chersonessos, Dyrrhachion Cow, Calf and Wasp; Dove of Sikyon; Pegasos of Leukas (mythical); Lion and Bull of Tarsos; Macedonian Horse and Human.
Center: Owl of Athens.
Of the animals listed above, it is said that the human animal is the most violent and destructive of all.
4 commentsJason T
Another nice scorpio for the zoo !267 views2 provincial animals !3 commentsphilippe B2
Antelope - Philip I Antoninianus. A.D.248.202 viewsObverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right, seen from behind.
Reverse: SAECVLARES AVGG. Antelope walking left; in exergue, VI (officina 6).
RIC IV iii : 21 | RSC IV : 189 | SRCV III : 8959

This coin is one of a series of coins struck by Philip I and Philip II in A.D.248 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Rome. Many of these coins depict the various animals, brought from all over the Empire, which were displayed in the arena during the games celebrating this event.
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Antoninus Pius307 viewsAE Antoninianus. Obv.:DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS ; rad. hd. r. ; Rev.: CONSECRATIO ; eale stg. r. on scepter, looking l.
Posthumous issues
By Trajan Decius
Apollonia, Illyria, Greece, c. 200 - 80 B.C.146 viewsSilver drachm, BMC 14, SNG Cop 382, VF, 2.947g, 18.3mm, 135o, Apollonia mint, c. 200 - 80 B.C.; obverse TIMHN, cow left, head turned, suckling calf right, monogram below; reverse APOL / DAMO-FWN-TOS, double stellate pattern within double linear square with sides curved inwards;1 commentsJoshua B
Arados, Phoenicia, 85 - 84 B.C.116 viewsBronze AE 22, BMC Phoenicia p. 41, 332, F, 6.765g, 22.0mm, 0o, obverse veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane and veil; reverse humped bull jumping to left, head turned facing, KN / PC above, POE (year 175) / M q (Phoenician daleth) belowJoshua B
Asia Minor Ionia Miletos AR Diobol 12th Stater late 6th early 5th century BC 8.35mm 1.16g86 viewsForepart of lion left.Rev stellate design within square incuse.
Belongs to the period of the Ionian revolt.
Grant H
Boar - Gallienus146 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- HERCVLICONSAVG, Boar right
Exergue:- E
BULL395 viewsJulian II AD 360-363 minted Heraclea Ae1
S617 8.19g
Diademed bust right with legend DAFLCL IVLIANVS PF AVG
Bull standing right with legend SECVRITAS REIPVB
* in field, HERACLEA in exerge
June 04 £65
Bull - Gallienus104 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- SOLICONSAVG, Bull left
Exergue:- XI
Bull - Gallienus125 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- SOLICONSAVG, Bull standing right
Exergue:- XI
(purchased from the FORVM shop)
Bull - Julian II The Apostate655 viewsDN FL CL IVLI-ANVS PF AVG
RIC VIII 122 Nicomedia

Bull, head facing, standing right; above, two stars

There is still some dirt on this coin which is what shows the mottled appearance. The coin is in remarkable condition, however with high relief and detail.

--Fred (Roscoedaisy)
3 commentsroscoedaisy
Bull charging right, tunny-fish below. AR nomos Lucania, Thourioi175 viewsLucania, Thourioi
Silver didrachm. 385-360 B.C.
21.2mm, 7.00g

O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla holding trident
R: Bull charging right, ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ above, tunny-fish right in exergue.
thomas s7
Bull Gallienus236 viewsGALLIENVS AVG

collection Frederic Weber/
frederic W
Bull on an Augustus Denarius371 viewsDenarius struck in Lyon c.12 BC
AUGUSTUS DIVI F, Bare head of Augustus right
IMP X, Bull butting right
3.77 gr
Ref : RCV #1610, Cohen #137
6 commentsPotator II
Bulls of Julian395 viewsHere are only some bulls of Julian The Apostate - they are various but all very nice!4 commentsIVLIANVS
Calabria Tarentum AR Nomos 18mm 6.48g 6h 240-228 BC125 viewsWarrior on horseback rearing right holding crowning Nike in right hand,and reins in left.Monogram to left in two lines KANNIK PATHE.Rev Phalanthos riding dolphin left holding crowning Nike and cradling trident,monogram to right.
Vlasto 963-70,HN Italy 1059. EX Elvria Elisa Clain Stefanell collection,known as the Demarete collection.
Period of Roman Alliance
2 commentsGrant H
Capricorn275 viewsAR cistophoric tetradrachm. (12.07 gm). Ephesus mint, 25-20 BC. Bare head right. IMP CAESAR / Capricorn right, head left, holding cornucopiae ,AVGUSTVS below ; all within laurel wreath. RIC I 480; Sutherland Group VI, 241a (O35/R45-same reverse die); RSC 16.
Triton VII, Lot: 847.
AIGIPAN (or Aegipan) was one of the goat-footed gods known as Panes. When the gods fled from the monstrous giant Typhoeus and hid themselves in animal form, Aigipan assumed the form of a fish-tailed goat. Later he came to the aid of Zeus in his battle with creature, by stealing back his stolen sinews. As a reward the king of the gods placed him amongst the stars as the Constellation Capricorn. The mother of Aigipan, Aix (the goat), was perhaps associated with the constellation Capra.

Capricorns221 viewsVespasian by TitusGhengis_Jon
Caracalla/Pan and Panther158 views197 - 217 AD
AE 26mm 10.81g
Caracalla, Laureate Head R
Pan stg facing L, hldg pedum in R hand and lionskin over L shoulder, L foot on panther

Hadrianopolis, Thrace Jurokova S. 170 Rare
Caria, Kos259 viewsCirca 250 BC1 commentsGhengis_Jon
CARIA, MYLASA, AR Hemiobol, *Lion and Scorpion* 233 viewsCARIA, MYLASA, Hemiobol, 0,53 grams, diameter 7 mm, circa 450-400 B.C.

Facing of forepart of lion / Scorpion in incuse square punch

3 commentsAntonivs Protti
Gallienus APOLLINI CONS AVG RIC 163.jpg
Centaur499 viewsAnt, GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head R; APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking R with bow. N in exe. Rome, RIC 164, Common.Robert_Brenchley

O: Laur. head of Zeus, L
R: The Centaur Cheiron prancing R

196 - 146 BC

AE 20mm 9.24 g
Chersoneos City Issue, Bull and Deer77 viewsChersonesos City Issue, 300-290 BC, Bull and Virgo
AE 6.9gm/22mm
Obv/ KLEMYTADA; bull butting l., below legend, bow and long, thin quiver
Rev/ Virgo leaping l., spearing fallow deer.
Con/ EF, near-black patina. Very rare coin with an elegant reverse.
Ref/ Anokhin, Coins of the Chersonese (Monetnoe dela Chersonesa), no. 80, but giving the legend as KLEMYTADA; Anokhin lists only four varieties, with different names of magistrates.
CHIMAERA282 viewsAR Hemidrachm. Sikyon ( Peloponessos ). c. 330-320 BC. 2,86 grs. 8h. Chimaera advancing left, right paw raised. ΣI below / Dove flying left.
BMC 119.

Spawned by Typhoeus and Echidna, the Chimaera had three heads - lion, goat, and snake .Its body was also mixed having the front part of a lion, middle of a goat, and snake for a tail. It breathed fire. It ravaged Lycia, killing cattle and setting fires until it was killed by Bellerophon
2 commentsbenito
Chimaera and Dove 254 viewsSikyonia, Sikyon, 330/20-280 BC, AR Triobol
Chimaera standing left; ΣI below. / Dove flying left; Δ above tail feathers. BCD Peloponnesos 298 (this coin); BMC 112 var.; SNG Copenhagen 61 var. (ΔI on reverse) - very rare variant.
(15 mm, 2.99 g, 7h)
CNG; ex- BCD Collection; LHS 96 (8 May 2006) Lot 298.

The Chimaera, featured on the obverse of this coin, was a mythical fire-breathing beast; a composite of a lion, a goat and a snake. In myth, it inhabited Lycia in Asia Minor. It’s sighting was considered to be a portent or omen of storms, shipwrecks and natural disasters. The Chimaera’s representation in the arts is wholly Greek. It evolved to become a decorative motif in the region around Corinth. The pairing of a motif that forebodes disaster on the obverse, with a dove, the symbol of Aphrodite, goddess of love on the reverse is curious. Perhaps this was a metaphor for the ancients’ view of the double-sided nature of life?
2 commentsLloyd T
Chimera & Dove389 viewsSG2774; Hemidrachm of Sikyon; 360 - 330 BC1 commentsGhengis_Jon
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Crab436 viewsObverse: Herakles standing right, holding club
Reverse: Crab, Punic letters below
Mint : Island of Tunisia
Date : 2nd Century BC
Reference : SNG Cop-477-8
Weight : 6.87g
Dealer : HJB
Acquired: 30/04/04
Size :AE 20
Comments : Legend says that while Herakles fought the Hydra the goddess Hera sent down a giant crab which attacked his feet
1 commentsBolayi
CRETAN GOAT102 viewsAR denarius. 55 BC. 3.52 gr. Head of Macedonia right, wearing kausia. CN PLANCIUS before. AED CVR S C behind. / Cretan goat standing right, bow and quiver behind. Craw. 432/1. RSC Plancia 1. Smyth XII/14.benito
Criocamp - Gallienus129 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- MERCVRIOCONSAVG, Criocamp right
Exergue:- H
Doe, a deer--a female deer!695 viewsSalonina -- Died AD 268. Wife of Gallienus. Augusta, AD 254-268.

Billon antoninianus. Rome mint.
Obv: COR SALONINA AVG, diademed and draped bust right on crescent.
Rev: IVNONI CONS AVG, doe walking left, delta in exergue. RIC 16, Cohen 70; Sear 3041.
7 commentsEmpressCollector
DOG185 viewsAR denarius. 74 BC. 3.52 gr. Bust of Diana huntress right,bow and quiver on shoulder. / Hound running right,hunting spear below. C. POSTUMI/TA (in monogram) below. Toned. Craw 394/1a . RSC Postumia 91 commentsbenito
Dolphin 213 viewsOlbia - circa 500 BC1 commentsGhengis_Jon
Dolphin - Augustus, Carteia Spain, Tyche & Neptune109 viewsAugustus 27 BCE - 14 CE
AE Semis, 20 mm diam. 4.6 g. RPC I 122, Villaranoga 71
Obverse - CARTEIA, turreted bust of Tyche right
Reverse - D D, Neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident
Eagle177 viewsSeverus Alexander provincial - Varbanov 1390 (similar to Moushmov 714)1 commentsGhengis_Jon
Eagle 161 viewsDIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.161 under Marcus Aurelius.
Obverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS. Bare headed and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle standing facing right, head left, on garlanded altar.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 2.9gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC III : 431
Eagle on a Geta Tetradrachm224 viewsTetradrachm minted in Laodicea, AD 208-209
KAICAP GETAC, Bare head of Geta right
YTTA-TOC TO B, Eagle facing, head turned on the left, holding wreath in beak, star between legs
13,73 gr
Ref : Prieur #1157
3 commentsPotator II
Eagle on starry globe160 viewsLucius Verus. 161-169 AD. Sestertius (24.3g, 31mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius, 169 AD. Obv.: DIVVS VERVS, bare head facing right. Rev.: CONSECRATIO [around] S C [below in field], Eagle with head turned left perched on globe with stars.
RIC (M. Aurelius) 1509 (scarce); Cohen 56; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 137:35

This coin refers to the funeral and deification of Lucius Verus in 169 AD.
1 commentsCharles S
Eagle perching on the globe223 viewsAntoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Sestertius (26.7g, 32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161-169 AD. Obv.: DIVVS ANTONINVS, laureated head right. Rev.: CONSECRATION [around] S C [in field], Eagle perched left on globe with head turned right.
RIC (M. Aurelius) 1265; Cohen 162

This coin refers to the funeral and deification of Antoninus Pius in 161 AD.
1 commentsCharles S
Elagabal Lion left Nikopolis287 viewsLaureated and cuirassed bust right
R: Lion walking left

ae 17
3,48 g
axis 0°

2 commentsgb29400
Elephant550 viewsJulius Caesar denarius; Crawford 443/1; RSC 49; Van Meter 42 commentsGhengis_Jon
Elephant302 viewsAntoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. As (8.6g, 26mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck 148-149 AD. Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head right, Rev.: MVNIFICENTIA AVG [around] COS IIII [in ex.] S C [below], Elephant walking right. RIC 862a; Cohen 565.

This coin was struck in conjunction with very impressive games and displays (for which many elephants were imported from Africa) for the 900th anniversary of the founding of Rome celebrated on April 21st, 147 AD.
2 commentsCharles S
ELEPHANT158 viewsELEFANmedicbright2
Elephant126 viewsPhilip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 3.47 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 249. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Elephant advancing left, guided by mahout holding goad and wand. RIC IV 58; RSC 17.

Elephant on a Julius Caesar denarius458 viewsDenarius minted in Italy, c.49 BC
CAESAR, elephant walking rigth, trampling on snake
No legend, Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and apex
4.05 gr
Ref : RCV #1399, Cohen #49
6 commentsPotator II
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Elephant, complete with wrinkles538 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate bust right
Rev:– P M TR P XV COS III P P, Elephant walking right
Minted in Rome in A.D. 213.
RIC 211a
The XV is in fact modified over XIIII.
1 commentsmaridvnvm
Elephants, Divus Augustus Sestertius238 viewsObv.
Statue of the deified Augusts riding left in Quadriga pulled by four elephants, who each have their own mahout

Large SC

Struck by Tiberius 34-35 A.D. in honour of the deified Augustus
2 commentsancientdave
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Every petting zoo needs a few goats256 viewsThis one is already in my gallery
Bronze AE 21, S 1394, VF, Amphipolis mint, 6.847g, 21.2mm, 0o, obverse diademed head of Artemis Tauropolis right, bow and quiver at shoulder; reverse , two goats on their hind legs, contending, facing;
ex-Wallace Widtman collection .
ex-Forum Ancient Coins
Purchased 09/2007
1 commentsJohnny
Gallienus (253-268 AD.) AE-Antoninianus, ANTELOPE, DIANAE CONS AVG,175 viewsGallienus (253-268 AD.) AE-Antoninianus,
avers:- GALLIENVS-AVG, radiate head right.
revers:- DIANAE-CONS-AVG, antelope walking left, right legs forwards.
exergo: Gamma
diameter: 19-20mm
weight: 2,84g
mint: Rome
ref: RIC-181var, Cunetio hoard 1344, Minster hoard 69, Appleshaw hoard 82,
1 commentsquadrans
Gallienus - Griffin296 viewsReverse makes up for the obverse!Ghengis_Jon
Gallienus - Pegasus - AE antoninianus146 viewsGallienus - Sole reign - AE antoninianus - Rome
260-268 A.D.
Obv : GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
Rev : SOLI CONS AVG, Pegasus right springing heavenward ; A in exergue
21 mm - 2.7 g
(RIC 283)
1 commentsAvita
Gallienus AE Antoninianus121 viewsGallienus AE Antoninianus. Rome mint.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.
Reverse: SOLI CONS AVG, Pegasus springing right.

Officina letter A in exergue,

RIC V-2 283. Cohen 979.
Gallienus RIC Rome 181 obv and rev.jpg
AE Antoninianus
19.6mm. 2.62g.
Die Alignment: 165 degrees.
Rome Mint. 267-268 A.D.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG - Radiate and draped bust right.
Rev: DINAE CONS AVG - Antelope walking left.
Exergue: gamma
Ref: RIC Rome 181 unlisted variant
Gallienus Antoninianus619 viewsGallienus Antoninianus

Attribution: RIC 207k
Date: 267-268 AD
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG; radiate bust rt.
Reverse: IOVICONS AVG; goat stg. lt.; stigma in exergue
Size: 17 mm
Weight: 2.5 grams
Gallienus Centaur478 viewsAny thoughts...?2 commentsMayadigger
Gallienus Legionary Antoninianus147 viewsGallienus Legionary Antoninianus, 260 AD, Mediolanum.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LEG IIXX VI P VII F, Capricorn right.
21-23 mm, 2.08 g
RIC V, Part 1, 362

The 18. Legion was destroyed with Varus and never reformed - the reverse legend is a celator error and should be XXII, Legion 22 Primagenia, which was stationed in Mogontiacum.
1 commentsNico
Gallienus w/ Lion reverse374 viewsSilvered AE ant, Gallienus, GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right / P. M. TR. P. XIII C. VI P.P. , Lion walking left. C.844 - R.I.C. 6021 commentspostumus
Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, RIC V, I 28594 viewsGallienus
As sole Augustus, 260-268 A.D.

Coin: AE Antoninianus, invoking the protection of Sol against the revolt of Aureolus.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate bust facing right.
Reverse: SOLI CONS AVG, a Bull, standing to the right. XI in exergue.

Weight: 2.34 g, Diameter: 21 x 20 x 1 mm, Die axis: 200°, Mint: Rome, struck between 267 - 268 A.D. Reference: RIC V, I 285, Note: 1 of 25 AE Antoninianii, ranging from Gallienus to Tetricus II, I bought from a seller in 2012. He had 125 for sale in total, and had in turn bought them from the original finder, who is said to have found this Hoard in 2003 near Harlow in the County of Essex.
Gallienus: Apollos gryphon159 viewsGallienus (253–268)
Rome mint, workshop D.
Obeverse: GALLIENVSAVG, Galllienus head right.
Reverse: APOL[I]NICONS[AVG], gryphon left. Greek ’delta’ below.

Comment: Do anyone mention Buckbeak?

W=1.88g[Sic!]; D=19x22mm.
1 commentsKjetilK
Gallienus: Hercules' boar119 viewsGallienus (253–268)
Rome mint, workshop E.
Obeverse: GALLIENVSAVG, Gallienushead right.
Reverse: HERCVLICONSAVG, boar right. E below.

Comment: One of the true rarities of the zoo series. This is not a great specimen. The boar’s head are disfigured because of ghosting due to a die clash with the obverse die. However it’s a heavy coin with silvery color. Sometimes you just have to take what you can get.

W=3.97g; D=21x20mm.
Gallienus: Liberos panther120 viewsGallienus (253–268)
Rome mint, workshop B.
Obeverse: GALLIE NVSAVG, Gallienus head right.
Reverse: [L]IBEROCONSAVG, panther left. B below.

W=1.95g; D=17x22mm.
Gallienus: Sols 'winged horse'169 viewsGallienus (253–268)
Rome mint, workshop A.
Obeverse: [GALLIE]NVSAVG, Gallienushead right.
Reverse: SOLIC[ONSAVG], winged horse right. A below.

Comment: This is one of the most common coins in the zoo series. I have kept this lower grade coin over the years because of the excellent strike and the nice body of the horse. I’m a big fan of those ’winged horses’ – those who drew Sol’s chariot over the sky. The coin costed me about 10 dollars, and that is not a big investment for a favourite coin.

W=2.47g; D=19x21mm
2 commentsKjetilK
Gallienus: Sols winged horse164 viewsGallienus (253–268)
Rome mint, workshop A.
Obeverse: GALLIENVSAVG, Gallienushead right.
Reverse: , SOLICONSAVG, winged horse right. A below to the right.

Comment: This variation must be one of the scarcer of the zoo series. On this specimen you can see ghosting on the reverse due to a die clash from the obverse die.
1 commentsKjetilK
Gazelle - Gallienus215 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right cuirassed bust with radiate crown
Reverse:- DIANAECONSAVG, Gazelle left
Exergue:- XII
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Gela Tetradrachm161 viewsGela Tetradrachm
C.420-415 BC.
SNG ANS 91 JENKINS 469, 20
Ex Spink London.
1 commentsJan Terje R
Goat266 viewsDenarii of Mn Fonteius Cf; 85 BC
Goat172 viewsRIC V-1 Rome 207 (Gallienus)
Bearded goat walking right
Ghengis Jon
Goat - Philip II Antoninianus. A.D.248123 viewsObverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II facing right, seen from behind.
Reverse: SAECVLARES AVGG. Goat walking left; in exergue, III (officina 3).
RIC IV iii : 224

This coin is one of a series of coins struck by Philip I and Philip II in A.D.248 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Rome. Many of these coins depict the various animals, brought from all over the Empire, which were displayed in the arena during the games celebrating this event.
Griffin217 viewsDenarius - Crawford 384.11 commentsGhengis_Jon
Griffin - Gallienus110 viewsObverse:- IMPGALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- APOLLINICONSAVG, Griffin right
Exergue:- Delta
Griffin - Gallienus154 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- APOLLINICONSAVG, Griffin left
Exergue:- Delta
1 commentsnogoodnicksleft
Hadrian As Griffin326 viewsObv.
Laureate head right

Griffin seated left, raising right foreleg
6 commentsancientdave
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Happy Horses321 viewsTwo horses on a provincial coin of Gordian III from Seleuceia ad Calycadnum in Cilicia showing Nike in a biga, .
It's one of my favourite coins. It's rare, but not extremely so - there is a similar coin in SNG France, Bibliotheque Nationale, 1031 (variant) - and it's not in amazingly good condition, and the proportions of Nike and the horses are a bit unusual, but it's a great design, full of movement and filling out the coin in a pleasing manner, and the little horses look as though they're having fun (in fact, I call it my "happy horses coin"). It cheers me up just to look at it!
- Britannicus
Hippocamp236 viewsAthena & Hippocamp; Syracuse 400 BC; Sear 1193(?)Ghengis_Jon
Hippocamp186 viewsGhengis_Jon
Hippocamp - Gallienus125 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- NEPTVNOCONSAVG, Hippocamp left
Exergue:- N
Hippocamp - Gallienus95 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- NEPTVNOCONSAVG, Hippocamp right
Exergue:- N
Hippocamp - Gallienus111 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- NEPTVNOCONSAVG, Hippocamp right
Exergue:- N
Hippocamp Right - Gallienus82 viewsObverse:- [GA]LLIENVS[AVG], Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- NEPTVNOCONSAV[G], Hippocamp right
Exergue:- N
HIPPOCAMPUS134 viewsAR denarius. 72 BC. 3,78 grs. Bust of Amphitrite right,seen from behind letter C before, symbol (crab) behind / Neptune,brandishing trident, in sea chariot right,drawn by two hippocamps,above C.
Q.CREPER.M.F. / ROCVS in two lines below.
Craw 399/1b. RSC Crepereia 2. CNR Crepereia 2/3.
1 commentsbenito
HORSE271 viewsEceni minted AD 20-43 Silver unit
S 443A, VA 730, BMC 4033-214 1.24g
CCI 04.0749 Ecen tribal type EA8
Double crescent emblem on vertical wreath
Horse right with corn ear mane S below head two pellets below tail diagonal row of three pellets
ECEN monogram in exerge
Ex Chris King collection
Chris Rudd List 76 No39 £185
HORSE256 viewsEceni Siver unit
S441, VA 710-1 1.25g
Double crescent emblem
Horse right with corn ear mane
ANTED in exerge (mostly off coin)
Found Snettisham hoard, Norfolk ? c1991
Phil Goodwin List 134 No C5 £75
Horse56 viewsGrant H
Horse51 viewsGrant H
Horse69 viewsGrant H
Horse56 viewsGrant H
India :gold coin of Ashwamegha(Horse sacrifice)313 viewsIndia :gold coin of Ashwamegha(Horse sacrifice).
4 th century AD.
Samudragupta:gupta king.
8.00 gms
3 commentsadityanoble
fish shape coin.jpg
India:Fish shaped coin227 viewsIndia:Fish shaped coin.Ancient BC ,AE coin from india.adityanoble
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India:Junnar Lion236 viewsIndia:Junnar Lion.
Best Lion on Obv.
1 commentsadityanoble
Indian Humped Bull141 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Antioch on the Orontes, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AE20 Double
Winged head of Medusa right. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKY Indian humped bull butting right, control mark Ξ in exergue.
SC 21.2(b); CSE 9; WSM 925; SNG Spaer 23; HGC 9, 92a (S-R1). Struck ca. 286-281 BC at Antioch on the Orontes.
(20 mm, 7.06 g, 2h).
Note the misspelled legend, missing the letter O in the genitive of the king's name; the only known example of this apparently unrecorded error.
ex-Forvm Ancient Coins

This coin type was produced at many mints across the Seleukid Empire in the last years of Seleukos’ reign. The bull on the reverse is an allusion to a story about Seleukos’ prowess related to us in Appian: He (Seleukos) was of such a large and powerful frame that once when a wild bull was brought for sacrifice to Alexander and broke loose from his ropes, Seleukos held him alone, with nothing but his bare hands, for which reason his statues are ornamented with horns.
Lloyd T
Ionia Teos Stater rensa.jpg
Ionia Teos Stater128 viewsIonia, Teos. Circa 510-490 BC. AR Stater (11.74 gm, 21mm). Obv.: Griffin with curled wings seated right, forepaw raised; club before. Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square. J.M.Balcer, The Early Silver Coinage of Teos, SNR 47, 1968, 22. Jan Terje R
Islands off Attica, Aegina. Stater.189 viewsIslands off Attica, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 11.82 g, 7h). Sea turtle / Square incuse with large skew pattern. Milbank pl. I, 15; SNG Copenhagen 507.2 commentsJan Terje R
Aegina. Circa 456-431 BC. AR Stater (19mm, 12.31 gm)..jpg
Islands off Attica. Aegina.130 viewsStater
Circa 456-431 BC.
Milbank pl II, 12; Dewing 1683;cf.SNG Copenhagen 516.
Jan Terje Rafdal
Istros Drachm196 viewsGhengis_Jon
Julian, the Apostate 332-363 AD.88 viewsAE of Julian, the Apostate 332-363 AD.

Weight: 3.0 gr
Ø: 16mm

obv: DN IVLIANVS NOB C - Jovian right.

Rev: SPES REIPVBLICE - Imperor standing left, holding globe and spear.

Exergue : BS pi N??


Sear ?? - RIC ?? - VM 29.
Jorge C
Julius Caesar Crawford 443-1 obv and rev.jpg
JULIUS CAESAR - Elephant Walking281 viewsJULIUS CAESAR
AR Denarius
16.9mm. 3.6g.
Die Alignment: 270 degrees
Gaul Mint. 49 - 48 B.C.
Obv: CAESAR - Elepahant walking right trampling a serpent.
Rev: [NO LEGEND] - Emblems of the pontificate: callus (cup) or simpulum (ladle), sprinkler, axe and apex (priest's hat).
Ref: Crawford 443/1. Sydenham 1006. RSC 49. Van Meter 4.
Lycian Stater 2.jpg
Kherei, Lycian Dynast Silver Stater122 viewsKherei, Lycian Dynast Silver Stater, S. Hurter, INJ 14 (2000-2), pp. 15-18, pl. 2, 1/6, struck 410-390BC,
8.7 grams, 17.8 mm. Choice VF

Obv: Lion right, attacking bull standing left
Rev: Bull standing left, triskeles above, all within incuse square
These coins are only known with a very crude obverse strike due to worn dies. However I really like the reverse, and that makes up for the lack of a clear obverse. Actually this specimen has a faint motif if you look closely.
Another interesting thing is the four die cracks that starts from each corner of the incuse. This tell us the kind of force that was used during the striking. Maybe this explains the state of the obverse die?
Interesting coin all togheter.
1 commentsJan Terje R
L. Cassius Caeicinus (199) 5 D.jpg
L. Cassius Caeicinus250 viewsL. Cassius Caeicinus (or Caecianus), 102 BC. Dr. bust of Ceres l., wreathed with corn, CAEICIAN (AN in monogram) and control-letter behid. Rev.: Yoke of oxen l., control-letter above, L CASSI in ex.
Lion529 viewsSilvered AE ant, Gallienus, GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right / HERCVLI CONS AVG, Lion walking left, roaring. A in exergue. Rome, Göbl 709b.4 commentsflinn
Lion281 viewsSilvered AE ant, PHILIPPVS I: IMP: PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate bust right / SAECVLARES AVGG, Lion walking left, I in exergue.C.173 - R.I.C. 12postumus
Lion210 viewsAR antoninianus. 248 AD. 4,30 grs. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind . IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. / Lion walking right, I in exergue. SAECVLARES AVGG.
RIC IV 12.
1 commentsbenito
Lion - Miletus230 viewsMiletus
AR 1/12 stater
c. 500 BC

posted by Zam
1 commentsZam
LION - Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus Secular Games issue125 viewsPhilip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.28 g, 1h). Secular Games issue. Rome mint, 1st officina. 9th emission, AD 248. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Lion advancing right; I in exergue. RIC IV 12; RSC 173. EF. Well struck reverseAdrian W
Lion - Velia, Lucania229 viewsAR Didrachm (21mm, 7.5gm)
350-310 BC
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with griffin.
R: Lion prowling left; Φ above, engraver's monogram >K (Kleudoros) below, YEΛHTΩN in ex.
Williams 297 / SNG ANS 1312 / SNG Ashmolean 1233 / HN Italy 1289 / Sear 460v
3 commentsEnodia
Lion and Cow183 viewsLesbos Mytilene EL Hekte 521-478BC 2,59g Bodenstedt 13 SNG Kjøpenhavn 3012 commentsKarsten K
Lion and Star192 viewsMiletos Ionia SNG COP 952Ghengis_Jon
Lion, Macedonian Kingdom, Kassander, c. 319 - 297 B.C.115 viewsGB82382. Bronze AE 17, SNG Alpha Bank 881 - 882, VF, Macedonian mint, weight 4.072g, maximum diameter 17.3mm, die axis 270o, 305 - 297 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse KAΣΣAN/∆POY, lion reclining right, Λ right; green patinaNORMAN K
Lydia under Persian rule.AR Siglos 5.17 g circa 564-550 BC80 viewsForeparts of lion and bull facing each other.Rev double incuse. Grant H
Massalia Gaul AR Drachm circa 100-49 BC 14 mm 2.45g 12 h82 viewsWreathed bust of Artemis right,wearing earring and plain necklace.Bow and quiver over shoulder,monogram under chin,dotted boreder.Rev MAZZA above lion walking to right,monogram between legs.Grant H
Menander I Soter AE Square Chalkous124 viewsAttribution: Mitchiner 134, Type 239; of Pushkalavati, chief workshop; Bactria
Date: 155-130 BC
Obverse: Elephant head with trunk raised and bell suspended from neck
Reverse: Karosthi inscription (Maharajasa Tratasara Menandrasa) around club of Herakles, monogram to l., “A” to r.
Size: 14 mm
Weight: 2.93 grams
Messana tetradrachm191 viewsCirca 425-421 BC.
caltabiano 491(d200/r196)
SNG ANS359 (same die)
Weber 1425 (same die)
Ex CNG 66 (2004)

The encrustation that was sitting on the reverse appeared to be possible to remove, so I gave it a go. Please look at the other image of this coin to compare. I`m very happy with the new look, and the surface was not damaged. Maybe I`m crazy to try something like this, but at least this time I was lucky.
2 commentsJan Terje Rafdal
Messana tetradrachm.jpg
Messana tetradrachm142 viewsThis is the same coin as the one I put out yesterday, but I took a new photo without flash. I think it looks closer to the real thing now. Anyway photographing such tiny things is not easy, and I`m still learning.
Circa 425-421 BC.
caltabiano 491(d200/r196)
SNG ANS359 (same die)
Weber 1425 (same die)
Ex CNG 66 (2004)

The encrustation that was sitting on the reverse appeared to be possible to remove, so I gave it a go. Please look at the other image of this coin to compare. I`m very happy with the new look, and the surface was not damaged. Maybe I`m crazy to try something like this, but at least this time I was lucky.
Jan Terje Rafdal
Moesia, Istros AR Drachm.
4th Century BC.
Facing male heads, the right inverted / ISTPIH, sea-eagle left grasping dolphin with talons, AG monogram below dolphin.
BMC 246; SNG Munich 236; SNG Copenhagen 192; Pick AMNG 417.
5.02g, 20mm.

1 commentsCurtis H
Mules get vacation234 viewsNerva. 96-98 AD. Sestertius (24.7g, 32-33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck 97 AD.
Obv.: IMP NERVA CAES AVG - PM TR P COS III P P, laureate head right,
Rev.: VEHICVLATIONE ITALIAE REMISSA, two mules grazing back to back, cart behind with shaft pointing upwards.
RIC 93; Cohen 143.

One of the measures which Nerva took to reduce the burden of the citizens was the assumption by the government of the costs of imperial post, formerly assumed by the municipalities.
2 commentsCharles S
MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES COLLAGE127 viewsTop row: Agathodaemon; Griffin; Centaur
Row 2: Capricorn; Sphinx; Hippocamp; Kerberos
Row 3: Gorgon; Horned Panther; Phoenix
Bottom row: Pegasos; Pan; Horned Lion; Chimaera
(examples from my collection)
2 commentslaney
Nero Tetradrachm - Agathodaemon with Opium Poppy Pods and Grain, RY: 3202 views--
*Not sure if this would be considered a 'zoo animal'.... it seems at least half of it is ..... but it sure does look amazing and intricate on some coins, and is often depicted wearing the crowns of upper and lower Egypt, like the Pharohs of old, you can see the crown on his head on this example fairly well, as well as the Opium Poppies and Grain.
Roman Empire
Emperor Nero Caesar (54 - 68 AD)
AR/BI Tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt.
Regnal Year: 3 = ( 56/57 AD )

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate head right
rev: Agathodaemon serpent rearing up, with two Opium Poppy Pods, and two Grain Ears. Date in right field. Regnal Year: 3

Size: 28mm
Weight: 12.4 Grams
more info on the coin:
The Agathodaemon was a good spirit/demon that was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians.
He had the shape of a serpent with a human head.
The Greek inscription on the reverse of this coin shows that this is the "neo" or "new" agathodaemon serpent, or, in other words, the new good spirit (of rule by Nero).
2 commentsrexesq
North African Elephant (Extinct)167 viewsAntiochus IV Bronze. Seleucia-in-Pieria mint. Veiled bust of Laodice IV r. Border of dots / BASILEWS ANTIOCOU, North African Elephant (Extinct) head left. Houghton 113 ancientone
Otacilia Severa antoninianus261 viewswife of Philippus I.
3 commentsTibsi
Owl54 viewsGrant H
Owl60 viewsGrant H
Owl78 views1 commentsGrant H
Owl53 viewsGrant H
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Owl - Athens266 viewsAR Tetradrachm of Athens
449 - 404 BCE
25 mm, 16.6 gm

Charming Athenian owl. Unfortunately, a test cuts was made right through the owl's face, but he is still visible.

posted by Zam
Owl - Mysia, Pergamum 181 viewsAE15 circa 150 BCGhengis_Jon
Owl - This zoo needs an OWL! Preferably a perky owl..1326 viewsCalabria --Circa 281-272 BC. AR Drachm (3.16 gm). Helmeted head of Athena left; helmet decorated with skylla hurling a stone / [TARANTINWN], owl standing right on thunderbolt, wings spread. Vlasto 1077ff; SNG ANS 1320 15 commentsfeatherz
Gallienvs LIBERO P CONS AVG RIC 230.jpg
Panther312 viewsAnt, GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head R, LIBERO P CONS AVG, Panther walking L. B in exe. Rome. RIC Va 230, Common.Robert_Brenchley
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PANTHER277 viewsGallienus AD 253-268 Ant
RCV 2978 3.01g
Radiate head right with legend GALLIENVS AVG
Panther walking left with legend LIBERO P CONS AVG
B in exerge
Phil Goodwin List 127 No L1 £15
Panticapaeum City Issue, Old Satyr and Ox, 325 BC81 viewsPanticapaeum City Issue, Old Satyr and Ox, 325 BC

Æ 18mm/5.5gm, struck c. 325 BC
Obv/ Head of bearded Satyr l.
Rev/ ΠAN; head of ox left.
Con/ VF, dark brown patina.
Ref/ MacDonald # 67
Pantikapaion (tetrachalk) - Satyr / Lion & Sturgeon196 viewsPantikapaion AE20 (tetrachalk)
300-275 BC
Obv: Head of Satyr, without beard, wearing ivy wreath, left.
Rev: Roaring lion's head left; sturgeon left below; ΠAN surrounding

Anokhin 125; SNG BMC Black Sea 883ff; SNG Stancomb 552ff
4 commentsAnemicOak
Pantikapaion, 4th cent B.C. - Satyr / Griffin & Sturgeon217 viewsBronze AE21
4th Century B.C.
Obverse bearded head of Satyr to right
Reverse ΠA, forepart of griffin left, sturgeon left beneath

S 1700; SNG Cop 30 - 31, MacDonald 69; Anokhim 111; SNG BM Black Sea 869 - 871

Ex Forum
5 commentsAnemicOak
Peacock321 viewsDiva Faustina Junior -- Died 175/6 CE. Wife of Marcus Aurelius.
AR denarius (17.9 mm, 3.6 gm). Rome mint, 176-180 CE.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, Bare-headed & draped bust r.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing r., looking back.
RIC-744, BMC-716, Cohen-71a, Sear-5215.
PEACOCK260 viewsFaustina junior minted Rome after AD176 denarius
RCV 5215 3.09g
Head right with legend DIVA FAVSTINA PIA
Peacock standing right
Coincraft July 03 P245, No R896 £95
1 commentsmickdale
Peacock - Faustina Sr.128 viewsAnnia Galeria Faustina (AD 138-141) Wife of Antoninus Pius.
Rome mint, AD 147-161. Silver Denarius.

Obv: DIVA FAUSTINA - Draped bust right.

Rev: CONSECR ATIO - Peacock facing right, head left, standing on scepter with knobs on both ends.

*Note the Peacock's headfeathers sticking up between the 'R' and 'A' of 'CONSECRATIO'.
2.62 grams.
Peacock on a Diva Mariniana Antoninianus252 viewsViminacum mint, AD 253-254
DIVAE MARINIANAE, veiled, diademed and draped bust right, above a crescent
CONSECRATIO, peacock walking right, its tail in splendor
4.0 gr
Ref : Cohen # 11, RCV # 10069, RIC # 6
5 commentsPotator II
Gallienus SOLI CONS AVG RIC 283.jpg
Pegasus378 viewsGALLIENVS AVG, Radiate bust R, SOLI CONS AVG, Pegasus R. Rome mint, RIC Va 283, Common.2 commentsRobert_Brenchley
Pegasus328 viewsAnaktorion Stater 350-300 BC; BMC 68
2 commentsGhengis_Jon
Pegasus192 viewsorichalcum dupondius (12.5g, 28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 125-128.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS radiate bust of Hadrianus facing right.
COS III S C, Pegasus running right.
RIC (Hadrian) 658 (scarce)
2 commentsCharles S
Pegasus - Gallienus108 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG , Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- SOLICONSAVG , Pegasus springing right
Exergue:- A
Pegasus - Gallienus106 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG , Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- SOLICONSAVG , Pegasus springing right
Exergue:- A
Pegasus - Gallienus83 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG , Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- SOLICONSAVG , Pegasus springing left
Exergue:- A
Previously in the collection of the Baron Louis Chaurand
Philip I antoninianus83 viewsPhilip I AD 244-249 Antoninianus
Obv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: SAECVLARES AVGG - Stag walking right. Exe: V
Rome mint: AD 248 (9th Issue, 5th Officina) = RIC IViii, 19, page 70 - Cohen 182 /3.91 g.
Philip I Sestertius163 viewsAE Sestertius. 248 AD.
Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: SAECVLARES AVGG, SC in ex, deer advancing right.

RIC 160b ; Cohen 183.
Phoenix, CONSTANTIUS II 140 viewsConstantintius II, Constantinople, AE 3. 348-351 AD. DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right. reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO, phoenix, radiate, standing right on globe. Mintmark CONS gamma star. RIC VIII Constantinople 93 varNORMAN K
RAM171 viewsL.Rustius. AR Denarius. 74 AD 3.82 grs. Helmeted head of Mars right; mark of value below chin; SC behind / Ram standing right. L RVSTI in exergue.
Craw 389/1. RSC Rustia 1.
1 commentsbenito
RIC 163, Z Gallienus, Antoninianus. Sole reign103 viewsRIC 163, Z Gallienus, Antoninianus. Sole reign. Rome mint. GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right / APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking right, drawing bow. Officina letter Z below. RIC V-1, 163; RSC 72; Sear5 10177.19mm 1.8gmsjessvc1
ROMAN EMPIRE / FAUSTINA SESTERTIUS 170 viewsReverse: CONSECRATIO S C, Peacock standing left with tail spread open.
Rome Mint 161 - 180 AD
Æ Sestertius
WEIGHT : 23.35 grs DIAMETER :23.5 mm THICKNESS : 5.5 mm
A scarce type issued after her death. A wonderful example with a nice fanciful peacock. brown patina.
Refrences RIC1703
EX richardo828 eBay (Mr. Tony Owens Store )
Sam Mansourati Collection
2 commentsSam
Rome Commemorative Alexandria (SMALA)115 viewsObv: URBS ROMA
Rev: Wolf and Twins
Salonina, wife of Gallienus: Junos stag112 viewsSalonina, wife of Gallienus (253–268)
Rome mint, workshop A.
Obeverse: [COR]SALONINAAVG, Salonina head right.
Reverse: IVNONICONSAVG, stag standing left. [A] below.

W=2.83g; D=21x23mm.
SERPENT205 viewsSeptimius Severus. AE 15. Nikopolis. 3,0 grs. Laureate head right. AYK Λ CEYHPOC. / Fourfold coiled serpent , with erected head right. ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡOC I.
Varbanov 2492

2 commentsbenito
She wolf194 viewsAR denarius (4.0g, 18mm, 4h) Rome mint, struck 77 BC.
IIIXXXT gehind, helmeted head of Mars right.
ROMA above, P.SATRIE-NVS in ex. below, She-wolf standing left
BMC 3209-37, RSCV Satriena 1, RCV 283:125
Monneyer: P.Satrienus. Type refers to the foundation of Rome by Romulus and Remus with Mars, the father, and the she-wolf who suckled them.
2 commentsCharles S
Sow with piglets227 viewsAntoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Sestertius (25.9g, 33mm, 12h), Rome mint, struck 141-143 AD. Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right Rev.: S C in ex., Sow under oak tree suckling seven piglets; one more to the right.
RIC 629; BMC 1298; Cohen 775; Sear (II) 4226.

This type is part of a series depicting scenes from ancient Roman legends minted in preparation of the 900th anniversary of the founding of Rome (celebrated on April 21, A.D. 147). According to Vergil, The Trojan exile Aeneas sailed up the Tiber until he came upon a white sow nursing thirty piglets, and was to found a settlement on the site of this good omen, the town of Lanuvium, the precursor to Rome.
2 commentsCharles S
Sphinx202 viewsPamphylia Perga Litra Sear Greek 5417Ghengis_Jon
Sphinx234 viewsAR Dendarius (3.8g, 17mm, 8h). Rome mint, Struck 46 BC. Monneyer: T.Carisius.
Obv. Head of Aphrodisian Sybil facing right.
Rev. T.CARISIVS before, III·VIR [in ex.] sphinx seated right.
BMC 4061; Sear (RCV) 321a:150; Sear (RSCV) Carisia 11
5 commentsCharles S
sphinx142 viewsChios , 10mm , 0.99g1 commentsXLi
sphinx120 viewsKaunos , 10mm , 1.4gXLi
Sphinx--Antoninus Pius197 viewsObv: Laur. head R
Rev: Sphinx, crowned with horns, disk and plumes, seated R, paw on wheel
AE 31.5 mm 20.02 g

1 commentslaney
Stag 157 viewsRIC V-1 Rome 179 (Gallienus)1 commentsGhengis Jon
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STAG/ANTELOPE?336 viewsGallienus AD 253-268 Ant
RIC 656, Van Meter 251 3.26g 21.77mm
Radiate cuirassed bust right with legend GALLIENVS AVG
Stag standing right with palm in exerge with legend SAECVLARES AVG
Silvered uncleaned
WCNC Jan 05 £26
4 commentsmickdale
Stork368 viewsGALLIENVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right / LEG III ITAL VII P VII F, Stork standing right.

mint of Mediolanum, Göbl 1000r
3 commentsflinn
Thats not a Lion - This is a lion!209 viewsBabylonia, Babylon, Stamenes 328-323 BC, AR Stater or Double Shekel
Baal enthroned left holding sceptre. / Lion advancing left, spear head above.
Nicolet-Pierre p. 289, 2; Pozzi 2868; Mitchiner type 7(b); Sear 6141. Babylon 328/327 BC.
(25 mm, 17.1 g, 11h)
3 commentsLloyd T
The bee cage216 viewsEphesos, Ionia 202BC-133BC
Ephesos mint
Obverse bee within wreath
Reverse Stag in front of palm tree
3 commentsPaul D3
This wolf is allowed in a zoo, see... she is good with kids!167 viewsShe wolf suckling Romulus and Remus2 commentsSkyler
Thrace, Chersonesos: AR hemidrachm115 viewsThrace, Chersonesos: AR hemidrachm
400-350 BC


Obv: Forepart of lion right, head reverted

Rev: Quadripartite incuse square, pellet in one quadrant, palm frond in catecorner quadrant

BMC Thrace p183 10; McClean 4081
1 commentsAnemicOak
Three Wolves130 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus. Rome, AD 248. Commemorating the 1000th Anniversary of the founding of Rome. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SAECVLARES AVGG, she-wolf standing left, suckling the twins; II in exergue. RIC 15.

These are three examples in my collection.
Tigress - Gallienus1319 viewsBronze antoninianus, RIC 230 (sole reign), EF, excellent portrait, 3.16g, 19.9mm, 0 deg, Rome mint, 260-268 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right; reverse LIBERO P CONS AVG, Tigress left looking up roaring; B in ex4 commentsJoe Sermarini
Tigress - Gallienus184 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- LIBEROPCONSAVG, Tigress left
Exergue:- B
2 commentsnogoodnicksleft
Two for the price of one167 viewsMy Istros stater with not one but two animals! As can be seen they shouldn't be kept in the same cage as they have a tendancy to start fighting!Adrian S
Tyre - attic didrachm114 viewsTyre. Uzzimilk (?) 357-333 BC. Attic didrachm, 8.67g.
Obv: Bearded god (Melqarth?) riding winged hippocamp to right, holding
bow. Beneath, waves. Guilloche border.
Rx: Owl standing to right, head facing, with crook and flail. In right field,
Phoenician numerals. Guilloche border.
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WOLF331 viewsGallienus AD 253-268 Asian mint Ant
S 2942, Van Meter 13/3, RIC 628, Cohen 46, 3.43 grams 21.70 mm
Radiate draped bust right with legend GALLIENUS AVG
She-wolf standing right looking back suckling Romulus and Remus with legend AETERNITAS AVG
Palm-branch in exergue
WCNC April 05 £47
2 commentsmickdale
Wolf with Romulus and Remus449 viewsAntoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Sestertius (23.3g, 30-32mm, 12h) Rome mint. Struck 140-144 AD. Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P , laureate head right. Rev.: TR POT COS III [around edge] S C [in ex], wolf in a cave suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. RIC 650; BMC 1318-1321; Cohen 917; Sear (II) 1274.

Coin belonging to a series depicting scenes from ancient Roman legends, issued in preparation of the celebration of the 900th anniversary of Rome in the year 147 AD.
Charles S
Apulia, Luceria, 3rd Century BC, Æ Uncia375 viewsFrog
Grain ear, between I and pellet (mark of value).
Thurlow & Vecchi 278var.; HN Italy 674var..
Philippus I., Rome mint, struck 249 AD, Æ Sestertius674 viewsIMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
AETERNITAS AVGG, SC elephant advancing left, led by cornak, holding staff and goad
RIC 167a; Cohen 18
2 commentsdupondius
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