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Today marks the seasonal start of summer.

So, how about some coins celebrating the sun, Helios, Sol, summer or summer-like activities, like taking a swim, or?

Argentina, 8 soles, 1815 FL, Potosi

This is a variety, with the "S" of soles punched of the "R" of reales.  

Acquired from Karl Stephens.

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Severus Alexander, AE sestertius, Rome, circa 233 AD rome sol left.

RIC535

16.31 grams

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And of course, some music:

 

So, post your coins, and let the sun shine in!

 

 

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Here's a SOLI INVICTO to celebrate the Sun (though the pic below was taken by the light of an annular solar eclipse in 2019 😊).

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PROBUS
AE Antoninianus. 3.31g, 22mm.
Rome mint, circa AD 276-282. RIC 202; Cohen 644.
O: IMP PROBVS AVG, Bust radiate left, almost half-length, seen from front, wearing consular robes and holding eagle-tipped scepter.
R: SOLI INVICTO, Sol raising right hand and holding globe and whip in left, in quadriga of horses leaping left; in exergue, crescent flanked by R and B (officina 2).
Ex Phillip Davis Collection

Another Probus and Sol, but in a metal with a sunnier tone to it...

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PROBUS
AV Aureus. 6.28g, 21mm.
Serdica mint, AD 276-282. RIC 829 (R3) corr. (with AVG in rev legend); Biaggi 1640 (this coin); Calicó 4202 (this coin).
O: SOL COMI[S] PROBI AVG, Jugate busts left of Probus, helmeted and cuirassed, holding spear and shield, and of Sol, radiate.
R: SOLI INVICTO COMITI AVG, draped bust of Sol right.
Ex Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection; ex Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel 19 (1959), lot 250

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Aurelian AD 270-275.
Roman silvered billon Antoninianus, 3.60 gm; 21.7 mm, 6 h.
Rome mint, officina 9, issue 11, early – September AD 275.
Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: ORIE-N-S AVG, Sol walking r., holding olive branch in r. hand and bow in l. hand, l. foot resting on a captive in oriental dress kneeling on the ground to r., head turned l., r. hand raised; * in left field, XXIR in exergue.
Refs: RIC 64; MER/RIC temp 1834; RCV 11569; Hunter 23; Cohen 159; La Venera 1321-32.

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Sol driving quadriga, Crawford 250/1, 132 BC

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And here, taking time out from his busy day to sit for a portrait. Crawford 437/1b, 51 BC

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Happy summer! 🌞

Aurelian; 270-275 AD, Siscia, 274-5 AD, Antoninianus, 4.00g. Göbl-251c3 (3 spec.), RIC-254, C-153. Obv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG Bust radiate, cuirassed r., seen from front, "tassle" formed of pellets on l. shoulder. Rx: ORI - ENS AVG Sol advancing l. between two captives, raising r. hand and holding globe in l.; T in exergue (officina 3). 

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Trajan, tetradrachm, Phoenicia, Tyre, 103-11 AD.

Prieur 1498

14.3 grams

Here's Orontes swimming laps while Tyche does some hanging out.

 

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Gallienus, tetradrachm, Sol reverse, 253-268 AD, Alexandria, RY 14 266-267 AD.

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This AR dirham of the Seljuks of Rum, Ghiyath al-Din Kay Khusraw II, is a recent auction acquisition. 

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Mexico, Guerrero, dos pesos, 1914-  Zapatistas -  Oro-0,595

KM  643

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Central America Republic, 8 reales, 1825M, NG.

KM 4 

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5 hours ago, Kali said:

I've always wanted an Argentina, 8 soles, but they tend to be on the pricey side.

Yes, the S of soles denomination, over the R of reales, 1815 (my coin) is rare. 

Based on my experience if you're looking for a type coin of this beautiful design, the 1813 8 reales is the most readily available, but attractive examples with with a well defined sun face do command a premium.

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Loving that summer is here. Winters are too long where I live. Here’s a rare Aurelian with Sol!

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Aurelian, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, SOLI INVICTO / Star S, Siscia, spring 274.
Unlisted in RIC, RIC temp #2236

Only two old black and white reference coins at MER-RIC, neither as nice: https://ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2236

Note: I did submit this coin to the MER-RIC program (as they request examples when they have less than 5) back in 2015 but never received a reply.

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Been sweating over here for more than a month now around 40 degrees 🥵....

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Licinius I AE Follis 20mm/3.43gr (Emperors name Misspelled)

Obverse-IMP LICINVS PF AVG- laureate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse-REV SOLI INVICTO COMITI- Sol standing right, looking left, chlamys across chest and over his left arm, holding globe and raising right hand. C-S across fields

Exergue-PARL- minted 313-318AD Arles

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13 minutes ago, Spaniard said:

Been sweating over here for more than a month now around 40 degrees 🥵....

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Licinius I AE Follis 20mm/3.43gr (Emperors name Misspelled)

Obverse-IMP LICINVS PF AVG- laureate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse-REV SOLI INVICTO COMITI- Sol standing right, looking left, chlamys across chest and over his left arm, holding globe and raising right hand. C-S across fields

Exergue-PARL- minted 313-318AD Arles

Oh that’s a nice coin with good looking surfaces and relief! Sol looks very well detailed too. Your coin from Arles reminded me of another coin I have, also from the Constantinian era and from the same city.

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Constantine II - CLARITAS REIPVB = "brightness of the Republic"

RIC VII Arles 157, 318 AD

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Here's a sun face from the Mongol Golden Horde.

Tokhta Khan Pul, 1296-1297

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Qrim (Staryï Krym, Crimea). Bronze, 0.97g. Sun face; Tokhta-bek, just khan. Batu's house tamgha in one direction and Tokhta’s 3-prong tamgha in the other; Mint of Solkhat (the Genoese name for Qrim, the only time it appears in Arabic letters) (Lebedev M8a). Tokhta was a great grandson of Batu Khan, who in turn was a grandson of Genghis Khan and the founder of the Golden Horde.

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Bruttium Carthage occup 2nd Punic War AR Half-Shekel 216-211 Tanit Horse SOLAR-O Ureai HN Italy 2016 SNG Cop 361-3

 

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Carthage Zeugitania AR ½ Shekel 17mm 3.8g 2nd Punic War 218-202 BC Sicily mint 216-211 BC Tanit l Horse r sun as double uraeus SNG COP 359

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Good thread idea!

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Caria, Rhodes, AR plintophoric drachm, 88–84 BC, magistrate: Nikephoros. Obv: head of Helios, radiate, r. Rev: NIKHΦOPOΣ; rosebud and ethnic R-O in incuse; in field l., hand holding grain ear. 14mm, 2.81g. Ref: Jenkins, Rhodian, Group E, 249; HGC 6, 1461.

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Happy first day of summer, robinjojo!! ... nice idea for a thread

 

Wow, you coiners have some amazing fricken coins! (some true winners in this thread)

A bunch of you folks have already posted this cool coin-type, but I always think of it whenever somebody mentions the sun ... enjoy!

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... oh, and here is a cheap-attempt at showing another sunny coin ... 

=> the sun shining-down upon this happy elephant

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INDIA, Pre-Mauryan (Ganges Valley). Magadha kingdom. AR Karshapana (above)

Circa 430-320s BC

Series 3, Phase 1, struck circa 350 BC and slightly later

Diameter: 22 mm

Weight: 2.80 grams

Obverse:

Reverse:

Reference: ATEC 3273-80; HGC 12, 959-60

Other: Broad flan with various punchmarks on both sides … areas of toning

Ex-stevex6

 

Hi

 

 

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Okay, okay ... ummm, how 'bout Helios??

=> here are a few ex-Rhodes coins from my collection ... so cool

 

Rhodes AR Hemidrachm (below)

Date: 408-390 BC
Diameter: 13.0 mm
Weight: 1.7 grams
Obverse: Head of Helios facing
Reverse: Rose in incuse square
Characteristics: Rare early issue

Ex-stevex6

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Rhodes (Islands of Caria) AR Hemidrachm (below)

Date: 88-84 BC

Diameter: 14.42 mm

Weight: 1.2 grams

Obverse: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right.

Reverse: Rose with bud right; P - O at sides star right, ΜΗΝΟΔΩΡΟΣ above (Menodoros, magistrate)

References: Jenkins 247

Characteristics: Obverse double struck

Ex-stevex6

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Islands off Caria, Rhodes. AR drachm, Nikophon, magistrate (below)

circa 84-30 BC

Diameter: 19-20 mm

Weight: 4.16 grams

Obverse: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right

Reverse: Rose seen from above; NIKOΦON above

Reference: SNG Keckman 744; HGC 6, 1456

Other: somewhat scarcer silver issue ... struck from slightly worn/corroded dies ... lovely style

Ex-stevex6

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robinjojo => thanks again for the chance to post a few of my cool ol' coins 

Cheers

 

 

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