Lovely coins guys! Keep em coming...
Oh no! Starting to like the Greek and Medieval coins
Here´s a few of mine...Paul
½ Drachm - "Ispahbadh of Tabaristan" Khurshid - 740-760 AD (Tabaristan mint 752/3 AD ) 2 gram
Obverse-Bust right,crescent in right field, breast ornament with 4 pellets.Pellet above crown to right, Name in Pahlavi.
Reverse- Fire altar with 2 attendants; star left and crescent right of flames................This coin has lovely detail....
Chavdas of Gujarat, c. 650-944.
Obverse-Stylized head right
Reverse-Stylized fire altar...........Great abstrac portrait...
Vardanes I (40-47 AD)
AE Chalkous 11mm/1.8gr..
Obverse- Bust left with short beard, wearing diadem and spiral torque; hair in three distinct waves with earring visible; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets.
Reverse- Monogram ΜΤΘ; legend as dashes
Mint- Mithradatkart-Near modern Askabad in Turkmenistan.
Ref- Sellwood 64 type variant (ΜΤΘ monogram).................. This is quite a rare type
Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. AR Denarius (3,84g). Rome mint.
Struck under Septimius Severus, circa AD 200-207.
Obverse.JVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust right
Reverse.PIETAS AVGG Pietas standing left, holding acerrum (incence box) and dropping incense onto lighted and garlanded altar to left.
RIC IV 572 (Septimius); RSC 150........ I just love her portrait..lovely long neck