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EAGLE, Elagabalus AE 25mm of Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior.Elagabalus 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 Antonivs Protti
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SOW, Antoninus Pius, As, Sow suckling youngAntoninus 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
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Ancient Greek BestiaryClockwise: 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
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Ancient Greek Bestiary: revamped!A choice example of ancient Grecian animals (some are imagined or mythical). Can you identify any of them?

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Antelope, Philip I Antoninianus. A.D.248.Obverse: 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.
*Alex
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Boar - GallienusObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- HERCVLICONSAVG, Boar right
Exergue:- E
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BULLJulian 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
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Bull - GallienusObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- SOLICONSAVG, Bull left
Exergue:- XI
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Bull - GallienusObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- SOLICONSAVG, Bull standing right
Exergue:- XI
(purchased from the FORVM shop)
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Bull - Julian II The ApostateDN FL CL IVLI-ANVS PF AVG
SECVRITAS REI PVB
(feather)NIKB.(feather)
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)
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Bull and Deer, Chersoneos City IssueChersonesos 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.
Mayadigger
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Bull charging right, tunny-fish below. AR nomos Lucania, ThourioiLucania, 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.
Salaethus
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Bull GallienusGALLIENVS AVG
SOLI CONS AVG / XI

collection Frederic Weber/
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Bull on an Augustus DenariusDenarius 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
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BULL, Aiolis, Larissa Phrikonis mint. c. 350 B.C. Aiolis, 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 rare
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Bull, Arados, Phoenicia, 85 - 84 B.C.Bronze 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) below
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Bulls of JulianHere are only some bulls of Julian The Apostate - they are various but all very nice!4 commentsAnachoret
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CapricornAR 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.


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CapricornsVespasian by Titus
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CentaurAnt, GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head R; APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking R with bow. N in exe. Rome, RIC 164, Common.Robert_Brenchley
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Centaur THESSALY, THE MAGNETES

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

196 - 146 BC

AE 20mm 9.24 g
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CHIMAERAAR 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
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Chimaera and Dove Sikyonia, 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?
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Chimera & DoveSG2774; Hemidrachm of Sikyon; 360 - 330 BC1 comments
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Cow, Apollonia, Illyria, Greece, c. 200 - 80 B.C.Silver 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 comments
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CrabObverse: 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
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CRAB, Caria, KosCirca 250 BC1 comments
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Crayfish, Thrace, Apollonia Pontika Thrace, Apollonia Pontika, late 5th-4th centuries BC. AR Drachm (12mm, 2.86g, 1h). Facing gorgoneion. R/ Anchor; A to l., crayfish to r. SNG BM Black Sea 160-1; SNG Copenhagen 4571 commentsMyrmidon
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Criocamp, GallienusObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- MERCVRIOCONSAVG, Criocamp right
Exergue:- H
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Doe, a deer--a female deer!Salonina -- 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.
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DOGAR 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
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Dolphin Olbia - circa 500 BC1 comments
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Dolphin - Augustus, Carteia Spain, Tyche & NeptuneAugustus 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
NORMAN K
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EagleSeverus Alexander provincial - Varbanov 1390 (similar to Moushmov 714)1 comments
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Eagle DIVUS 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
*Alex
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Eagle on a Geta TetradrachmTetradrachm 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
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Eagle on starry globeLucius 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
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Eagle perching on the globeAntoninus 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
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Eagle, Antoninus PiusAE Antoninianus. Obv.:DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS ; rad. hd. r. ; Rev.: CONSECRATIO ; eale stg. r. on scepter, looking l.
Posthumous issues
By Trajan Decius
Tanit
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ElephantJulius Caesar denarius; Crawford 443/1; RSC 49; Van Meter 42 comments
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ELEPHANTstruck 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
areich
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ElephantAntoninus 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
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ElephantPhilip 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.

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Elephant on a Julius Caesar denariusDenarius 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
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Elephant, complete with wrinklesObv:– 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.
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Elephants, Divus Augustus SestertiusObv.
DIVO AVGVSTO S P Q R
Statue of the deified Augusts riding left in Quadriga pulled by four elephants, who each have their own mahout

Rev.
TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXXVI
Large SC

Struck by Tiberius 34-35 A.D. in honour of the deified Augustus
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Gallienus (253-268 AD.) AE-Antoninianus, ANTELOPE, DIANAE CONS AVG,Gallienus (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
date:
ref: RIC-181var, Cunetio hoard 1344, Minster hoard 69, Appleshaw hoard 82,
Q-001
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Gallienus - GriffinReverse makes up for the obverse!
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Gallienus - Pegasus - AE antoninianusGallienus - 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)
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Gallienus AE AntoninianusGallienus 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.
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GALLIENUS AntelopeGALLIENUS
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
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Gallienus AntoninianusGallienus 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
Noah
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Gallienus CentaurAny thoughts...?2 commentsMayadigger
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Gallienus Legionary AntoninianusGallienus 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.
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Gallienus w/ Lion reverseSilvered 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
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Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, RIC V, I 285Gallienus
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.
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Gallienus: Apollos gryphonGallienus (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.
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Gallienus: Hercules' boarGallienus (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.
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Gallienus: Liberos pantherGallienus (253–268)
Rome mint, workshop B.
Obeverse: GALLIE NVSAVG, Gallienus head right.
Reverse: [L]IBEROCONSAVG, panther left. B below.

W=1.95g; D=17x22mm.
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Gallienus: Sols 'winged horse'Gallienus (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
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Gallienus: Sols winged horseGallienus (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.
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Gazelle - GallienusObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right cuirassed bust with radiate crown
Reverse:- DIANAECONSAVG, Gazelle left
Exergue:- XII
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Gela TetradrachmGela Tetradrachm
C.420-415 BC.
SNG ANS 91 JENKINS 469, 20
Ex Spink London.
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GoatDenarii of Mn Fonteius Cf; 85 BC
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GoatRIC V-1 Rome 207 (Gallienus)
Bearded goat walking right
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GOATAR 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
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Goat - Philip II Antoninianus. A.D.248Obverse: 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.
*Alex
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GOATS, Every petting zoo needs a few goatsThis 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
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GriffinDenarius - Crawford 384.11 comments
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Griffin - GallienusObverse:- IMPGALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- APOLLINICONSAVG, Griffin right
Exergue:- Delta
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Griffin - GallienusObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- APOLLINICONSAVG, Griffin left
Exergue:- Delta
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Hadrian As GriffinObv.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right

Rev.
COS III
SC
Griffin seated left, raising right foreleg
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Happy HorsesTwo 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
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HippocampAthena & Hippocamp; Syracuse 400 BC; Sear 1193(?)
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Hippocamp
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Hippocamp - GallienusObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- NEPTVNOCONSAVG, Hippocamp left
Exergue:- N
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Hippocamp - GallienusObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- NEPTVNOCONSAVG, Hippocamp right
Exergue:- N
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Hippocamp - GallienusObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- NEPTVNOCONSAVG, Hippocamp right
Exergue:- N
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Hippocamp Right - GallienusObverse:- [GA]LLIENVS[AVG], Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- NEPTVNOCONSAV[G], Hippocamp right
Exergue:- N
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HIPPOCAMPUSAR 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.
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HORSEEceni 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
NEF
Chris Rudd List 76 No39 £185
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HORSEEceni 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
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India :gold coin of Ashwamegha(Horse sacrifice)India :gold coin of Ashwamegha(Horse sacrifice).
4 th century AD.
Samudragupta:gupta king.
8.00 gms
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India:Fish shaped coinIndia:Fish shaped coin.Ancient BC ,AE coin from india.
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India:Junnar LionIndia:Junnar Lion.
Best Lion on Obv.
Potin.
Rare
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Indian Humped BullSeleukid 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.
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Ionia Teos StaterIonia, 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.
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Islands off Attica, Aegina. Stater.Islands 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 comments
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