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

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 Posted 07/13/2018  3:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Archeo1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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that is a great coin. I've had just a few Carolingians in my collection, and I know any with portraits are rather rare, especially in such good shape.


@tdziemia: Thanks! The coins from the early middle ages are (for me) the most interesting coins! Which denari do you have? I have another one. It's in my avatar Until this far, I only have two of his son Louis the Pious, minted in Dorestatvs. My most wanted would be an Portrait denarius of Charles the Great.


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 Posted 07/13/2018  3:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Kyme, Aeolis, AR Tetradrachm

Obv:- Head of Amazon Kyme right, wearing taenia
Rev:- Horse walking right, oinochoe below, ΚΥΜΑΙΟΝ left, ΚΑΛΛΙΑΣ (magistrate) in ex, all in wreath;
Ref:- SNG Von Aulock 1636, SNG Cop 103
ex Pegasi; ex Forum;
weight 16.392g, maximum diameter 33.1mm, die axis 0o

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 Posted 07/13/2018  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy VI Philometor, 180-145 B.C., Tetradrachm

Obv:- Diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis
Rev:- PTOLEMAIOY BASILEOS, eagle standing left, head left, on thunderbolt, wings closed
Minted in Alexandria, B.C. 180-145
Reference:- Svoronos 1489, SNG Cop 262

14.031g, 27.3m, 0o

Additional comments from Forum - "Ptolemy VI became king in 180 B.C. at the age of about 6 and ruled jointly with his mother, Cleopatra I, until her death in 176 BC. From 170 to 164 B.C., Egypt was ruled by Ptolemy, his sister-queen and his younger brother Ptolemy VIII Physcon. In 170 BC, the Seleukid King Antiochus IV invaded and was even crowned king in 168, but abandoned his claim on the orders from Rome. In 164 Ptolemy VI was driven out by his brother. He went to Rome and received support from Cato. He was restored the following year. In 152 BC, he briefly ruled jointly with his son, Ptolemy Eupator, but his son probably died that same year. In 145 B.C. he died of battle wounds received against Alexander Balas of Syria. Ptolemy VI ruled uneasily, cruelly suppressing frequent rebellions."

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 Posted 07/13/2018  3:57 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Stunning coin.
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 Posted 07/13/2018  3:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Superb coins, Martin. Beautiful.
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 Posted 07/13/2018  4:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MontCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WOW! What a gorgeous coin maridvnvm!

Thanks for sharing it.
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 Posted 07/13/2018  4:27 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply




Ptolemy XII
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 Posted 07/13/2018  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1

Obv:- Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, Dolphin wrapped around anchor.
Rev:- Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, Hippocamp
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) - RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety - RRC -. Babelon -. BMCRR -.

A previously unknown symbol pair and the only known example.



Symbol variety - RRC 76. Babelon 76. BMCRR 12.

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 Posted 07/13/2018  5:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 132

Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed, bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor (type FH3)
Minted in Antioch (Gamma | _ //ANS). A.D. 350-355
Reference:- RIC VIII, Antioch 132

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 Posted 07/14/2018  10:25 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have a large budget for ancients but here are some of the nicer ones I've been able to pick up!!






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 Posted 07/14/2018  11:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The coins from the early middle ages are (for me) the most interesting coins! Which denari do you have?


I just sold this Charles le Chauve denier form the St. Denis mint. No portrait, bit it's a mint that's a bit less common. I also have a temple denier of Lothaire that I need to photograph.

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 Posted 07/15/2018  06:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful coins . I hope to see much more .
Here some of mine :
Dyrrhachium , AR drachme , class D2 , 176/140 BC.


Laranda , AR obole , 324/323 BC



Babylon , AR tetradrachm , 323/319



Roman Republic , AR denarius , 209/208 BC


Rome , Augustus , AR denarius , 15/12 BC



Rome , Traianus , AR denarius , AD 103/111


Byzantium , Phocas , AU tremissis , AD 601/610



France , Charles le Chauve , denier , Melle , 843/877. albert
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 Posted 07/15/2018  10:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Man, the great stuff keeps coming. Wonderful coins, all.
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 Posted 07/16/2018  12:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Himyar Kingdom
Amdan Bayyin AR scyphate quinarius




Not the most skillfully engraved, but I find it charming.
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http://goccf.com/t/322087
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 Posted 07/16/2018  12:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Umayyad Caliphate -- 1 dirham, 734 AD:





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