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  1. 1. What format do you want for the next Alphabet Game?

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I also voted for greek. But if there are no new participants, it will not go as well as the first time. On the one hand because there is a restriction on greek or medieval, on the other hand one does not want to repeat oneself and I, and  possibly also some others, have shown all their greek coins for some of the letters already.

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UPDATE, CHANGE OF FORMAT FOR ALPHABET GAME

Due to difficulties with the ancient alphabets and naming limitations, this version will be for ANYTHING from the earliest proto money to current production issues. 48 hours per letter and no rules. Just have fun, the important thing is for as many people as possible to contribute, enjoy all the posts and hopefully learn new things along the way. Accompanying text explaining things about your post is always welcome.

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Australia and animals

An iconic coin that was produced in the many millions and kept by many people

 

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Artemis (modern action hero style)

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Cook Islands
Two Dollars, 2oz 999 Silver
Year 2017, Mintage 1000
Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf, *1937

Obverse: The Effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II, ELIZABETH II • COOK ISLANDS
• 2oz 999 SILVER • 2017 • TWO DOLLARS •

Reverse: Artemis in the forest at night time with stars and a large stag in the background. She is featured drawing her bow and arrow and aiming into the distance, ARTEMIS

Edge: Plain/smooth

AR, 62.27 g, 40.5 mm

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53 minutes ago, shanxi said:

Artemis (modern action hero style)

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Cook Islands
Two Dollars, 2oz 999 Silver
Year 2017, Mintage 1000
Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf, *1937

Obverse: The Effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II, ELIZABETH II • COOK ISLANDS
• 2oz 999 SILVER • 2017 • TWO DOLLARS •

Reverse: Artemis in the forest at night time with stars and a large stag in the background. She is featured drawing her bow and arrow and aiming into the distance, ARTEMIS

Edge: Plain/smooth

AR, 62.27 g, 40.5 mm

Fantastic reverse, lovely bullion coin

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A for Paris mint (letter A). In France, until the end of 19th century, the mint would be indicated on coins with a letter : A for Paris, B for Rouen, D for Lyon, etc...

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Napoleon III Empereur (1852-1870) - 50 francs or 1857 - Atelier de Paris (A)
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, tête nue a droite
EMPIRE FRANCAIS, tenture couronnée présentant un aigle, de part et d'autre 50 | FR, a l'exergue A 1857 ancre
Tranche inscrite DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE
16.13 gr
Ref : Le Franc 10 # 547/4

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A....Antoninus Pius, Annona, Ae, As.

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Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AE As (9.86 gm, 25.5mm). Rome mint. Struck 140-144 AD.
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PI VS PP TRP COS III, laureate head right.
Reverse: ANNONA AVG, S-C, Annona standing right, holding grain ears over modius in right hand, cornucopia in left; at feet to right, prow right.
RIC III 675. VF.

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Abakainon and Acorn

 

Abakainon, Sicily

Circa 430-420 BC. AR Litra (13mm, 0.73 g, 5h). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus right / Boar standing right; acorn to right, ABA-KAINI (partially retrograde) around from exergue. Campana 10a; Bertino 12; HGC 2, 10; SNG Fitzwilliam 883; BMC 2; Hunterian 1

 

Abacaenum is "famous" for its mint and its silver and copper coins that bear the classic symbols of sows, boars and acorns. The acorns evidently refer to the great forests of oak which still cover the neighbouring mountains and gave pasture to large herds of swine.

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A us for Audoleon

Audoleon Kingdom of Paeonia Ar Tetradrachm 300-286 BC In the name and types of Alexander III Obv Head of beardless Herakles right in lions skin headdress Rv, Zeus Aetophoros seated left. Price 644 16.89 grms 23 mm Photo by W. Hansenpaoneia3.jpeg.316465d34d55f2f579a2a01a77228738.jpeg

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More Artemis combined with more A's

with Agrippina

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Agrippina Junior (Augusta, 50-59)
Bronze, AE 19
Obv.: AΓPIΠΠINAN ΘЄAN CЄBACTHN, draped bust right, hair in long plait down back of neck and looped at end, long loosely curled lock down side of neck;
Rev.: IЄPOKAICAPЄΩN ЄΠI KAΠITΩNOC, Artemis Persica standing facing, wearing long chiton, with right hand
drawing arrow from quiver on right shoulder, left hand on hip, stag at her side on left
AE, 5.93g, maximum diameter 18.8mm, die axis 0o
Ref.: RPC I 2387; BMC Lydia p. 106, 22

 

form Amyntas

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Galatia, Amyntas
Kings of Galatia
37-25 BC
Obv.: Draped bust of Artemis right, with bow and quiver over shoulder, Є to left, ς to right (meaning unknown)
Rev.: Stag standing right; B above; monogram in exergue
AE, 22mm, 7.09g
Ref.: RPC I 3506 (Series II)

 

with Apollo

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SELEUKID KINGDOM.
Seleukos II Kallinikos (246-225 BC)
Magnesia on the Maeander
Obv.: Head of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind neck.
Rev.: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow and grounded bow; monogram to outer left and right; all within meander border.
AE, 17mm, 5.14g
Ref.: SC 670a; HGC 9, 347.

 

 

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A...Ala 

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INDIA - DELHI SULTAN - ALA UD DIN KHILJI - TWO GANI (AH 695-715) BILLON COIN

DENOMINATION: 2 GANI, COMPOSITION: BILLON, WEIGHT: 3.40 GRAM SIZE: 15.86 MM

OBVERSE: AL SULTAN AL A ZAM ALA AL DUNYA WA L DIN

REVERSE: MUHAMMAD SHAH IN CENTER SRI SULTAN ALAVADININ NAGARI AROUND

RULER: ALA AL DIN MUHAMMAD: AH 695-715 /1296-1316 AD

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