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Running Thread! Let's See Some Ancient (And Medieval) Eye Candy!

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 Posted 08/09/2018  04:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think that even late, cheap LRB can be eye candy too


Constantine II AE3

Obv:- CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two helmeted soldiers standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them
Minted in Trier (//TRS).
Reference:- RIC VII Trier 539


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 Posted 08/09/2018  07:32 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I think that even late, cheap LRB can be eye candy too


Agreed!
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 Posted 08/09/2018  08:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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According to Sear, it's an eagle.


I think the engraver had a sense of humor, knowing full well what pigeons do to statuary.
(critter sure looks more like a pigeon to me, though I suppose the perch signals otherwise).
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 Posted 08/09/2018  10:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a sharp little bronze!
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 Posted 08/09/2018  3:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Julian II - AR Reduced Siliqua

Obv:- FL CL IVLIA-NVS P P AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- VOTIS V MVLTIS X, within wreath
Minted in Lugdunum (//SLVG), Spring A.D. 360 - 26th June A.D. 363
Reference:- RIC VIII Lugdunum 227

17.26 mm. 2.0 gms. 0 degrees

East Harptree Hoard, which was discovered near Bath in 1887. There were 36 coins of this type found in the hoard.

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 Posted 08/09/2018  11:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Kingdom of Lydia (Croesus, and maybe Archaemenids) -- AR 1/6 stater. 561BC to 546BC (or maybe to 510BC) -- (Mitchener I, 6) :



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 Posted 08/11/2018  05:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maximianus Herculius Follis

Obv:- IMP C M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- GENIO IMP-ERATORIS, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia
Minted in Antioch (_ | Theta / E //ANT Dot). Early to Later A.D. 309
Reference:- RIC VI Antioch 112c (R) (Citing Oxford; Apparently a rare issue for Maximianus Herculius and only issued from this officina)

6.39 gms. 26.19 mm. 0 degrees. Better than the RIC plate coin (reverse only illustrated).

From RIC Notes "A very remarkable innovation, peculiar to this issue, is the reappearance of Herculius (with the long legend Imp C M Aur Val Maximianus P F Aug matching those of Galerius and Licinus, and with cuirassed bust) on rare coins with Genio Imperatoris; this is parallelled at the same time (see RIC VI page 656). Expelled from Italy c. April 308, and rejected at the Carnuntum conference in November 308, Herculius had received ample share in the coinage of Constantine's mints, and it seems that Maximinus (now antagonisitc to both Galerius and Licinius) may have been momentarily willing to demontsrate his hostility by including the name of the man who might still play and anti-Galerian part in the west."

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 Posted 08/12/2018  07:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Augustus denarius

Obv:- CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, Laureate head right
Rev:- C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Caius and Lucius Caesars togate stand facing, each resting hand on a round shield with spear behind, above center on left a simpulum right and on r. a lituus left
Minted in Lugdunum. B.C. 2 to A.D. 4.
Ref:- BMC 533. RIC I Augustus 207

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 Posted 08/15/2018  09:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ionia (uncertain mint) -- electrum 1/24 stater, 625BC to 550BC (or 630BC to 600BC, or 625BC to 600BC) -- E. Babelon Traite I-237:





This is the end (or beginning) of my collection and my last coin for this thread -- I don't have anything older.
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 Posted 08/15/2018  09:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1c5d7n5m to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This is the end (or beginning) of my collection and my last coin for this thread -- I don't have anything older.


quite impressive what you have shown and with excellent photos
much appreciated
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 Posted 08/16/2018  11:29 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This forum needs a "post your recent acquisitions" type thread. I don't like spamming by having to start a new topic every time I pick up a new ancient :P
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 Posted 08/17/2018  04:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A rare bust type for Probus from Lugdunum


Obv:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right holding spear
Rev:- MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy
Minted in Lugdunum (II) Emission 5 Officina 2. End A.D. 277 to Early A.D. 278
References:- RIC 83. Bastien 218 (5 examples cited)

3.91 gms. 180 degrees

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 Posted 08/17/2018  09:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
maridvnvm , I love your coins , nice and interesting .You writed : minted in Lugdunum(II) , why (II)? I spended a few of hours in Maridunum a few years ago and visited the amphitheatre.I didn t know this place but I bought a guide to Roman Britain and for me , it was very interesting . My wife was not so enthusiastic ...Hope to see a lot more coins . albert
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 Posted 08/17/2018  1:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
II refers to the officina mark (officina 2) in exe on the reverse. Lugdunum operated 4 officina at this time and for the first 8 issues they used I, II, III and IIII in exe as their officina marks. In their 9th issue they changed to A, B, C and D in left and right fields. One rare exception to this is a single die with B in exe. Here is my example of this coin below.

Probus

Obv:- IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- TEMPOR FELICIT, Felicitas standing right, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (B in exe) Emission 9, Officina 1. January to August A.D. 282
Reference:- Cohen 727. Bastien 439. RIC 129 var. Bust type F

3.34 gms

This is the ONLY coin from emission 9 to have the Officina mark in exe rather than in the left or right fields.

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 Posted 08/17/2018  9:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add svnhson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First, an unconventional piece of eye candy. Somebody was hungry, but I love the detail on her hairstyle and the beautiful patina.

Next, a fairly typical but well-centered Gadhaiya Paisa

Probably the nicest condition LRB I have (Interestingly, this apparently formerly belonged to a rocket scientist).

An unusually good portrait on a Constantine I "Gloria Exercitus"

A Northern Song Dynasty Cash Coin

And finally, a Menander I Indo-Greek Drachm! (Looks better in hand)

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