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Domitian, AD 81-96.
Roman AR denarius, 3.44 g, 17.2 mm, 7 h.
Rome, AD 91.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR XI, laureate head, right.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, brandishing a javelin and holding a shield.
Refs: RIC 156; RIC² 724; BMCRE p. 336, note; Cohen 269; RCV --.
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Ummm, how 'bout counting sheep, would that help you sleep?

=> zzzzzzzzzzzzz



TROAS, Kebren, Æ9 (below)

Circa 400-387 BC

Diameter: 9 mm

Weight: 0.69 grams

Obverse: Head of female right (or Apollo?)

Reverse: Head of ram right

Reference: SNG Ashmolean 1108–10; SNG von Aulock 7624; SNG Copenhagen 265 var. (ethnic)

Other: 6h …  dark green patina

Ex-stevex6 … from the collection of a Southern Pathologist. Ex John Bergman Collection


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TROAS, Kebren, AR Diobol (below)

5th century BC

Diameter: 8 mm

Weight: 1.16 grams

Obverse: Archaic head (of Apollo?) left

Reverse: Head of ram left within incuse square

Reference: SNG Ashmolean 1086; SNG Copenhagen

Other: 9h … surfaces a bit granular


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TROAS, Kebren, AR Obol (below)

5th century BC

Diameter: 7 mm

Weight: 0.61 grams

Obverse: Archaic head (of Apollo?) left

Reverse: Head of ram left within incuse square

Reference: Cf. SNG Ashmolean 1086 (diobol); SNG Copenhagen

Other: 11h … granular surfaces


Troas Kebren Obol.jpg


Ionia, Klazomenai. Æ19 (below)

Mid-late 4th century B.C.

Diameter: 19 mm

Weight: 4.63 grams

Obverse: Bust of Athena facing slightly right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet

Reverse: KLAΖOME/NIΩN in two lines above, ram walking right; in right field, trophy

Reference: SNG Munich 484; SNG Copenhagen 86

Other: 5 h … Mottled red, tan and green patina


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The closest I can get to Sleep, is to COUNT MY SHEEP:

RR L Rustius 76 BCE AR Den 19mm 3.6g Mars SC Rome - Ram L RVSTI Cr 389-1 Sear 320

Kebren AR Obol Archaic hd Apollo Left - Hd Ram in Incuse sq 5th C BCE 7.65mm 0.64g SNG Ash 1086 ex: SteveX6 collection

TROAS Neandria AR Obol 4thC BCE 0.56g 8mm Laur hd Apollo r - NEA N Ram stdng right within incuse sq SNG Cop 446

Egypt (??) Pharaoh Nektanebo II 361-343 BCE Ram Scales Weiser 1 - Butcher 11 uncertain: no, Syria


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Satraps of Caria, Maussolus, 377 – 353 Halicarnassus Tetradrachm after 367, AR 24.00 mm., 13.76 g.
Laureate head of Apollo facing three-quarters r. Rev. Zeus Labraundus standing r., holding double axe and spear. BMC 1 – 2. SNG Copenhagen 590.

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11 hours ago, Ryro said:

Nerva looks incredibly tired here due to the wear on the coin they appear to slope downwards;



Love that song!


Here is my offering, guy looks like he hasn’t slept a wink…maybe he could use a cigarette.


Silver drachm (18mm, 3.87g) from Cappadocia.

Ariobarzanes I (96-63BC), struck 66/5BC, Eusebia mint.




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