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2 minutes ago, Severus Alexander said:

@TIF's here! Woohoo!!! 🥳

ParTAY! 

(And by party I mean I'm going to eat some ice cream and go to bed early 🤣)

 

Here's a Big Mac(edonian shield)...

 

KINGS OF MACEDON, Antigonos II Gonatas
277/6-239 BCE, struck after 270 BCE, Amphipolis mint
AR tetradrachm, 31mm, 17.06 g
Obv: head of Pan in center of Macedonian shield, lagobolon over shoulder; shield decorated with stars within crescents
Rev: BASILEWS ANTIGONOU, Athena Alkidemos walking left, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; helmet left, EMP monogram right
Ref: SNGCop 1200v, EMP (maybe); R. Martin, "A Third-Century B.C. Hoard from Thessaly at the ANS," ANSMN 26, 536 (same obv. die).
ex Demetrios Armounta Collection

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1 hour ago, Furryfrog02 said:

Ahhh booo. I tried to give a like to @TIFs big ole' shield and was told that I couldn't do any more reactions for the day. I guess I will just have to keep it to text and say "ooooo....ahhhh....purrrrty"

It's been fixed. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like...

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1 hour ago, Alegandron said:

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MAKEDON Philip III Arrhidaios 323-317 BCE Æ 1-2 Unit 17mm 4.2g Miletos mint Makedonwn shield Gorgoneion - Helmet bipennis  K Price 2064

Man, do I LOVE that eerie smokey green patina. 

Mine more of a ho-hum, but I still love it due to the Labyrs:

 

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You know this is not my area, @Ryro, but I wanted an example in the album to be representative for the type. You helped me in clarifying the attribution.

 

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Philip III Arrhidaeus Uncertain mint in Western Asia Minor. (323-317 BCE)/ Or Antigonus Gonatas (288-277 BCE)
Bronze Æ Half-bronze unit, (PB, 16) No. v19-0059
16mm, 12 hours. 4.11g. No. 110 in the reference books: Cop.- - Price 2803 pl. 110
Obverse, Three-quarter-front head (Herakles?) to the right placed in the center of a Macedonian shield.
Reverse, Macedonian helmet; in the field on the right, a caduceus; monogram in the left field.

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I have a Perseus around here somewhere ...

I didn't get it because of the Macedonian shield, though. I bought it because it's got a cool harpa on the reverse:

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Perseus, 179-168 BC
Greek AE 14.8 mm; 2.77 g
Macedonia
Obv: Macedonian shield; wheel-ornament in center.
Rev: ΒΑ-ΠΕ above and below harpa, star below.
Refs: Sear Greek 6809; Historia Numorum, p. 235; SNG Cop 1281; Lindgren II (Europe) 1339; Gaebler 12.5.36.

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6 hours ago, ambr0zie said:

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You know this is not my area, @Ryro, but I wanted an example in the album to be representative for the type. You helped me in clarifying the attribution.

 

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Philip III Arrhidaeus Uncertain mint in Western Asia Minor. (323-317 BCE)/ Or Antigonus Gonatas (288-277 BCE)
Bronze Æ Half-bronze unit, (PB, 16) No. v19-0059
16mm, 12 hours. 4.11g. No. 110 in the reference books: Cop.- - Price 2803 pl. 110
Obverse, Three-quarter-front head (Herakles?) to the right placed in the center of a Macedonian shield.
Reverse, Macedonian helmet; in the field on the right, a caduceus; monogram in the left field.

 

I would heart this twice if I could!

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2 hours ago, Roman Collector said:

I have a Perseus around here somewhere ...

I didn't get it because of the Macedonian shield, though. I bought it because it's got a cool harpa on the reverse:

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Perseus, 179-168 BC
Greek AE 14.8 mm; 2.77 g
Macedonia
Obv: Macedonian shield; wheel-ornament in center.
Rev: ΒΑ-ΠΕ above and below harpa, star below.
Refs: Sear Greek 6809; Historia Numorum, p. 235; SNG Cop 1281; Lindgren II (Europe) 1339; Gaebler 12.5.36.

All about those Perseus harpas!

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Let's see if I can figure out how to post a photo, of my one Macedonian shield coin:

Roman Republic, M. Caecilius Q.f. Metelllus, AR Denarius, 127 BC (Crawford, RSC, Sear), ca. 126 BCE (Mattingly, op. cit. at p. 258, Table 3), Rome Mint. Obv. Head of Roma right in winged helmet, star on helmet flap, ROMA upwards behind, * (XVI ligature, mark of value = 16 asses) below chin / Rev. Macedonian shield, decorated with elephant head in center wearing bell, M METELLVS Q F around beginning at 6:00, all within laurel wreath. Crawford 263/1(a), Sydenham 480, RSC I Caecilia 29, Russo RBW 1064, Sear RCV I 139 (ill.). 19.5 mm., 3.80 g., 9 hr. [Footnote omitted.]

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LOL, I still remember thumping this down on a @ryro post where he was saying how Great Makedon was (yeah, I have his exact sentiments), but it was FUN to show how ROME rolled over them...

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RR T Quinctius Flamininus 126 BC AR Den Roma Diosc gallpng T-Q Macedon Shield S 143 Cr 267-1

I beleive he HAD to get one after that!  😄 😄 😄

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Nope. There isn't a delete function. I keep trying it on @Alegandron 's posts, but they're still there😜

And Gandy, not only did I have to get one but I got mine from AMCC1! And it's still one of my favorite RRs:

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T. Quinctius Flamininus, 126 BCE, AR denarius. Rome, 3.91g, 18mm.

Obv: Helmeted bust of Roma right; flamen's cap behind; XVI ligate below chin

Rev: The Dioscuri riding right, each holding a couched lance, stars above; Macedonian shield between T-Q below; ROMA in exergue.

Crawford 267/1

The key feature of the type – the Macedonian shield on the reverse – is very clear on this example.

Issued by a descendant of the more famous Flamininus, a philhellene who prosecuted the second Macedonian War against Philip V and proclaimed freedom for Greece.

Ex: AMCC 2 consigned by Caesar_Augustus

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