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W for wheel


Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis
Obv.: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, Laur. bust right
Rev.: VΠ ΝΟΒΙΟV ΡΟΥΦΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙTΩΝ Exergue: POC ICT PΩ, Nemesis/Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales and cornucopia, wheel at feet
AE, 12.12g, 25.8mm
Ref.: Varbanov 3945 

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W for Lille mint (W)


Louis XVIII (1814-1824) - 2 francs 1823 - Atelier de Lille (W)
Ecu de france couronné dans une couronne de laurier, dans le champ 2 | F, a l'exergue 1823 W
Tranche inscrite : DOMINE SALVVM FAC REGEM
9.97 gr
Ref : Le Franc 10 # 257/50


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W for Wang Mang


Emperor: Wang Mang
different sizes
Obv: Da Quan Wu Shi (Large Fifty Coin)
Rev: blank
Value: 50 wu zhu
year: 9-14
top : AE, 29mm, 6.46g
middle and bottom: AE, 20mm, 1.22g and 19mm, 0.89g respectively
top - Ref.: Hartill 9.1, FD447, S120
middle and bottom - Ref.: FD446

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Xanadu? Not Xactly. Yuletide? Pretty soon. Zeus? Yezzz. Free for all to end thiz thread. XY or Z, post anything. Thank you all who contributed and hope all the viewers enjoyed this display of coinage as much as I have. Have fun


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What? It's over already? 😭 Y and Z were, for me, the toughest of all. Thank you @expat for the run!

X for XVII

Marcus Aurelius. AR Denarius. Struck 161/2 AD. M ANTONINVS AVG, bare head right / CONCORD AVG TR P XVII, COS III in exergue, Concordia seated left, holding patera, resting left elbow on statuette of Spes set on base. 18mm 3.4gm

X for mintmark XXI

Probus AE Antoninianus. Antioch, 281 AD. IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / CLEMENTIA TEMP, Probus standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre. Officina letter in lower centre. Mintmark XXI. Ric 921, Bust type C

X for "X" or "year 10" ("Anno XIIII") and Y for Year 14

Justinian I Follis (540/1 - Year 14), Constantinople mint, Obv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing holding cross on globe and shield; cross to right. Rev: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, XIIII (date) to right, A below, CON in exergue, Sear 163

X for "XXXX" or "40 nummi" and Y for Year ("Anno")

Phocas (602-610), Æ Follis (33mm, 11.79g), Cyzicus, Dated RY 4 ? (605/6); Obv: δN POCAS+PERPAVG, Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa and cross, small cross to left; Rev: Large XXXX, ANNO above, II/II (date) to right, KYZA, Sear 665

X for X/X/X on the reverse of certain Byzantine Folles (some show better than others)

Leo V AD 813-820, Æ Follis (21.59mm, 5.48 grams) Constantinople Mint, Obv: LЄ-OҺ ЬASIL, crowned and draped bust facing, holding cross potent and akakia; Rev: Large M, [X/X/X] to left, cross above, N/N/N to right, A (officina) below, Sear 1629

Leo V AD 813-820, Æ Follis (23mm, 4.43 grams) Constantinopolis; LEON S CONST; facing busts of Leo (l.) and Constantine (r.); Large M between XXX and NNN; cross above and A below; Sear 1630
Michael II the Amorian (AD 820-829) with Theophilus Æ Follis; Constantinople mint; Obv: MIXAHL S ΘЄOFILOS, crowned facing busts of Michael (on left) and Theophilus (on right); cross above; Rev: Large M, X/X/X to left, cross above, N/N/N to right, Θ below; 29.12mm; 6.21 grams; Sear 1642

Y for Yen and Year 29

1896 Meiji year 29 (明治二十九年) - 1 Yen

Z for Zinc-coated Steel


Z for "God Zij Met Ons" ("God Be With Us")


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I had fun! Thanks all too!

X does get kinda tough but here's one or two

Constantine II, AE3 337-340 
VOT dot X

Constantine II, Aquileia, AE follis, AD 321. Constantine II, CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around laurel wreath containing VOT (dot) X (the dot in the centre is likely a centering mark) Mintmark dot AQT dot. RIC VII 101

Constantine I (the Great) AE3 321 ADB
VOT dot XX

Constantine AE follis
AE3 Arelate Mint 321 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG laureate head of Constantine I right / D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG (dot) X X within wreath.
P (crescent) A below wreath (mintmark)

18.5 mm 2.7 gr
from the Kermit C Smyth collection.


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Z is for Zeus


Alexander The Great
Posthumous Issue - Struck under Philip III

Kings of Macedon

AR Drachm 323-322 BC

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lionskin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, sceptre in left hand; torch beneath throne, NK in left field.
15mm 4.23 gr.

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Z is for Zeugitana, Carthage AR Dishekel


Carthage, Zeugitana, First Punic War, Circa 264-241 BC, BI Dishekel, Carthage mint
Obv: Wreathed head of Tanit left; linear border
Rev: Horse standing right; palm tree in background

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Z for Zeus


Lydia, Sardeis
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of Nero
AE 18
Ti. Kl. Mnaseas, strategos.
Obv.: ΘЄON CVNKΛHTON, Draped youthful bust of the Senate right.
Rev.: ЄΠΙ ΤΙ ΜΝΑCЄΟΥ CΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre.
AE, 4.39g, 17x18.5mm
Ref.: RPC I 3136

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