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I think this would be better if we did not return to a link just used so I'll offer an Akragas but not one that is cast or a crab/eagle type.  It is hard not to double up on eagle from this city so I'll pick one with Apollo head and two eagles on hare suggesting that the next one could be one of those things but not Akragas.  Will this make it too hard? 

Akragas AE21 287-279 BC 

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Link....Apollo

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Thessalian League. Around 197-150 BC. AE Trichalcon (7.64 gm, 19mm). Hippolo(chos), magistrates.
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN (THESSALON) in two lines, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; ΙΠΠ-ΟΛΟ (IPOLLO magistrates name) over spear and A-PI across central field.
BCD Thessaly II, 900.3; Rogers 21.SNG Copenhagen 315.

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Link - Athena (you'll have to take my word on it 🙂 )

43 minutes ago, dougsmit said:

I think this would be better if we did not return to a link just used so I'll offer an Akragas but not one that is cast or a crab/eagle type.  It is hard not to double up on eagle from this city so I'll pick one with Apollo head and two eagles on hare suggesting that the next one could be one of those things but not Akragas.  Will this make it too hard? 

That's not a bad idea to avoid 10 horses or Faustinas in a row. To make things easier, I vote to expand the array of links to include the denomination or anything else on the coin. So, for the below coin, the following are possibilities:

  • Gerah or half-obol
  • Yehud
  • An owl
  • a lily or crescent
  • something else (other than Athena) if you feel creative 🙂

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JUDAEA, Achaemenid Province (Yehud)
AR Gerah 7.2mm, 0.6g
Circa 375-332 BCE.
Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; lily and crescent to left, YHD (in Phoenician) to right.
MCP YHD .Hendin 1050; cf. HGC 10, 435
Ex Holyland Ancient Coins

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54 minutes ago, kirispupis said:

Link - Athena (you'll have to take my word on it 🙂 )

That's not a bad idea to avoid 10 horses or Faustinas in a row. To make things easier, I vote to expand the array of links to include the denomination or anything else on the coin. So, for the below coin, the following are possibilities:

  • Gerah or half-obol
  • Yehud
  • An owl
  • a lily or crescent
  • something else (other than Athena) if you feel creative 🙂

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JUDAEA, Achaemenid Province (Yehud)
AR Gerah 7.2mm, 0.6g
Circa 375-332 BCE.
Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; lily and crescent to left, YHD (in Phoenician) to right.
MCP YHD .Hendin 1050; cf. HGC 10, 435
Ex Holyland Ancient Coins

This is not an entry!  However it doe have a very close match to the kirispupis coin in that it is an Athena that is not recognizable as an Athena unless you really know what was supposed to be there.  Mine is a 1/4 obol of Athens denominationally marked by the single crescent but the obverse head of Athena shows only the crested helmet.  A better specimen might have included some face.  Striking these little coins required more care than the mint was able to muster that day.  I have seen worse and feel lucky to have any one of this denomination.  

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I return the game to the posting of reasonable coins by reasonable people. 

 

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14 minutes ago, dougsmit said:

This is not an entry!  However it doe have a very close match to the kirispupis coin in that it is an Athena that is not recognizable as an Athena unless you really know what was supposed to be there.  Mine is a 1/4 obol of Athens denominationally marked by the single crescent but the obverse head of Athena shows only the crested helmet.  A better specimen might have included some face.  Striking these little coins required more care than the mint was able to muster that day.  I have seen worse and feel lucky to have any one of this denomination.  

I return the game to the posting of reasonable coins by reasonable people. 

 

Just relating something a bit funny. I finally saw the image of Athena on my Yehud coin! You can clearly see the shape of the head in the reflection. I placed the coin upside down in the photo (because I had no idea). I purchased the coin for the well-defined owl and fragments of the YHD inscription.

Anyways, back to the usual programming.

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Link: Owl

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Mysia, Pergamon, 200-133 BC.
Bronze Æ 15.7 mm, 3.55 g, 12 h.
Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with star.
Rev: AΘΗ-ΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, owl standing facing on palm, with wings spread,TK monogram left and ΠΛ right.
Refs: SNG Copenhagen 388 (same); c.f. SNG von Aulock 1375-6, BMC 197-199, SNG France 1920-2, SNG BN 1913-6 (various monograms).

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The link is Mysia, Pergamon/Pergamum.

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Augustus, AR Cistophoric tetradrachm [ = three denarii]*, 27-26 BCE, Province of Asia [NW Asia Minor], Mysia, Pergamum[?] Mint. Obv. Bare head right, IMP•CAESAR downwards behind, lituus before / Rev. Capricorn** swimming right with head turned back to left, cornucopiae on its back, AVGVSTVS below; all within a laurel wreath tied in bow at bottom. RIC I Augustus 488 (2nd ed. 1984) [see http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.1(2).aug.488]; RSC I Augustus 16a (3rd ed. 1978) (ill. p. 132); RPC I Online 2208 [see https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/1/2208]; Sear RCV I 1585;  Sutherland Group IIIβ, nos 87–98a [see Sutherland, C.H.V., The Cistophori of Augustus (London, 1970)]; BMCRE I Augustus 698; BMCRR II (East) 287. 26 mm., 11.7 g. Purchased Feb. 2022 from Wessex Coins, UK. [Footnotes omitted.]

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Link  Cistophoric tetradrachm from Pergamon

Mysia, Pergamon
Cistophoric Tetradrachm
Obv.: Serpent emerging from cista mystica with raised lid, all within ivy wreath with fruits.
Rev.: Bow case between two coiled serpents; to left, monogram of Pergamon; to right, NI
Ag, 29mm, 12.26g
Ref.: SNG France 1709

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Link - coiled serpent

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Moesia Inferior. Nikopolis ad Istrum. Septimius Severus AD 193-211.
Bronze Æ
16 mm., 3,14 g.
Obv. AV KAI CE CEVHPO, laureate head right:
Rev. NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠΡOC ICTPO, coiled snake, head erect facing right.
AMNG I 1418;  Varbanov 1961

 

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Link Septimius Severus

Septimius Severus denarius

Obv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– VICT AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath in both hands
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 - 195
References:– RIC 426 (Rated Rare), RSC 675d. BMCRE 401.

Ex Roger Bickford-Smith Collection, CNG 47, lot 1708. Ex Barry Murphy Collection

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Julia Domna, AD 193-217.
Roman AR denarius, 2.94 g, 19 mm, 12 h.
Emesa, AD 193-196.
Obv: IVLIA DOMNA AVG, bare-headed and draped bust of Julia Domna, right.
Rev: LIBERAL AVG, Liberalitas, draped, standing left, holding tessera in right hand and cornucopiae in left.
Refs: RIC 627; BMCRE 418-419; Cohen/RSC 103; RCV 6591; CRE 366.
 

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Link Liberalitas

Elagabalus denarius 

Obv:– IMP ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust facing right
Rev:– LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing left holding abacus & cornucopia on a base at her side
Minted in the Rome branch mint, A.D. 219
References:– VM 39, RIC 102 (Common), RCV02 7521, RSC 79

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Link Elagabalus

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Limes Denarius

cf RIC IV Elagabalus 115

Date Range: AD 218 - AD 222

Obv IMP ANTONINUS AVG, Bust of Elagabalus, laureate, draped, right

Rev LIBERTAS AVGVSTI, Libertas, draped, seated left, holding pileus in extended right hand and sceptre in left hand

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Link Libertas

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Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.)
AR Antoninian, Rome Mint
Obv.: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas standing left, with pilleus and scepter
Ag, 3.32g, 23mm
Ref.: RIC 70, RSC 68

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I have only one coin left.  Uno!

 

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Samaria, Neapolis. Trebonianus Gallus. 251-253 C.E. AE 27 mm (14.93 g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / Eagle standing facing, supporting on wings Mt. Gerazim surmounted by temple and altar; stairway leading to temple, colonnade at base of mountain, star and crescent to right and left of temple. Rosenberger III p. 23, 113 (same obverse die); cf. Price and Trell 782; Meshorer -; SNG ANS 1035 (same obverse die)

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Link: Mt. Gerazim

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Elagabalus
Samaria, Neapolis
AE 22
Obv.: AVT K M [AVP] ANTW[NINOC] , Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.
Rev.: ΦΛ NEAC - ΠOΛ CVP ΠAΛ, Mount Gerizim surmounted by temple, steps leading to temple, colonnade below
AE, 22.1 mm, 9.03g
Ref.: SNG ANS 1000, Rosenberger 39
Ex Tom Vossen, Netherlands

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Elagabalus Contemporary Cast Imitation Denarius, 218-220
image.png.49b1925e2ee5c438347e666684850ae1.pngImitating Rome. Base metal, 18mm, 1.90g. Laureate, horned, draped bust right; IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. Elagabalus, in Syrian priestly robes, standing left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand over tripod, holding club in left hand; behind tripod, bull lying down; star in field to left, erased star in field to right?; INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG (RIC IV, 88b). Found in the UK.

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Link: married to Elagabalus (twice)

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Aquilia Severa (second and fourth wife of Elagabalus) 
AR Denarius 2.81g, 18mm, 7h.
Rome, 220-222 CE
IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG, draped bust to right
CONCORDIA, Concordia standing facing, head to left, holding patera over lighted altar and double cornucopiae; star in left field.
RIC IV 225 (Elagabalus); BMCRE 185 (Elagabalus); RSC 2a.
Ex Vitangelo Collection
Ex Roma

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Link: double cornucopia

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Laodikeia
Asia Minor, Phrygia
after 133 BC, roman rule
Obv.: Head of Laodice or Aphrodite right, long curl hanging down her neck, wearing stephane
Rev.: ΛAOΔI-KEΩN, double cornucopiae left, fillet hanging down on left
AE, 7.33g, 21mm
Ref.: BMC 39, SNG von Aulock 3803, SNG Munich 344

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Link => Laodikeia

 

Pontus, Laodiceia (Laodikia), AE20

85-65 BC

Diameter: 20 mm

Weight: 8.69 grams

Obverse: Gorgoneion, facing, centered in aegis

Reverse: Winged Nike r. carrying palm branch (ΛAOΔI-KEIAΣ)

Reference: BMC 1

Other: Sweet-n-rare!!

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