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A new game where you post a coin, medal, token or exonumia, and the last letter of the mint , region/City or Country becomes the starting letter of the mint , region/City or Country of the next item posted. For example, an item from Rome has the last letter E, therefore the next item posted has to start with E, and so on. Any slight changes you think will improve things, feel free to say. Overall, the most important thing is to have a bit of fun

I will start things off with a coin minted at Rome, so the next item should begin with E. Remember,  the mint , region/City or Country is applicable.

Trajan 109 AD Rome .
IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP, laureate bust right, draped left shoulder / COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and leaning on column. RIC 120s, RSC 81b. Woytek 286a.
AR Denarius, 3.61gr, 19mm



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Lucius Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Augustus
Reign: Abgar VIII; under Marcus Aurelius or Commodus
Mint: Edessa, Mesopotamia
Date: 177/192 AD
Nominal: Bronze
Material: AE
Diameter: 16mm
Weight: 2.10g

Reference: RPC IV.3 6491
Reference: BMC 11–13
Reference: SNG Copenhagen 193 and 195
RPC Online: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/6491
Rare: Specimens 27 (27 in the core collections)
Provenance: Biga Numismatics Drunen, Netherlands (Auction 19, Lot 97)

Obverse: Laureate head of Commodus, right
Translation: Autokrator Kaisaros Komodos
Translation: Imperator Caesar Commodus

Reverse: Draped bust of Abgar VIII (bearded) wearing diademed tiara, right
Translation: Abgaros Basileus
Translation: King Abgar [VIII]



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Edessa --> Antioch


HADRIAN (117-138). Denarius. Antioch. Weight: 3.05g, Diameter: 17mm.
Obv: IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO OPT AVG GER DAC. Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P / ADOPTIO. Trajan and Hadrian standing vis-à-vis, clasping hands; one emperor holding scroll.
RIC² 2959.

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A mint beginning with H is difficult for earlier Roman coins... I cannot recall any. But a region would be easy :)
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Not that difficult (OK, not an EARLY Roman coin) but the problem is that this game will have a lot of mints with A.

H-> Heraclea 


20,1 mm, 2,86 g.

Constantine II, Caesar under Constantine I. Ӕ follis. Heraclea. 329-330.

CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate, eight layers, two turrets,  star above, no door. Star in left field.Mintmark SMHA.

RIC VII Heraclea 107. 

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Trajan and Matidia, Augusta AD 112/114? - 119.
Roman Æ triassarion, 10.99 g, 26 mm, 1 h.
Cilicia, Anazarbos, year 132 = AD 113-114.
Obv: AYTO KAI NЄP TPAIANOC CЄ ΓЄPM ΔA, laureate head of Trajan, right.
Rev: KAICAPЄ ΠΡ ANAZAPBΩ ΜΑΤΙΔΙΑΝ CЄB, bare-headed and draped bust of Matidia, right; in field, ЄT - BΛP (year 132).
Refs: RPC III 3370; SNG Levante 1385; Von Aulock 5477; SGI 1103; Ziegler 110-114.

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1 hour ago, Roman Collector said:

Anazarbus --> Samos


Imperator Caesar Divi filius Augustus; Denarius of the Roman Imperial Period 21/20 BC; Material: Silver; Diameter: 20mm; Weight: 3.86g; Mint: Samos, Ionia; Reference: RIC I (second edition) Augustus 475; Obverse:; Head of Augustus, bare, right. The Inscription reads: CAESAR for Caesar; Reverse: Young bull standing right, head erect. The Inscription reads: AVGVSTVS for Augustus.
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Sweden - Neapolis

Neapolis, Campania

270-240 BC
AE19 (19mm, 5.38g)
O: Laureate head of Apollo left; NEOΠOΛITΩN before, Ξ behind.
R: Man headed bull right, crowned by Nike flying right; IΣ below.
Graziano 423; MSP I, 363; Sambon ---; SNG ANS 477; Hands Type IV; HN Italy 589; Sear 557
ex Ancient Imports

~ Peter 


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Siscia → Antioch

SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antioch. Ae Tetrachalkon (63-28 BC). Uncertain date.
Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Zeus seated left on throne, holding crowning Nike and sceptre; [date] in exergue 7,64 g - 19,21 mm


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Antioch - Herakleia 

Herakleia, Lucania

330/25 - 281 BC
AR Didrachm (20mm, 7.55g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla throwing stone; K to right.
R: Herakles standing facing, holding club in right hand and bow in left, lion's skin draped over left arm, Nike crowning from above; AΛ to left, Σ to right.
Van Keuren 80; SNG ANS 68; Hands Period II, 6; HGC I, 981; HN Italy1383
ex Ancient Art and Treasures

~ Peter 


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Istros- Syracuse 

Syracuse, Reign of Hieron II

275-215 BC
AE27 (17.93g)
O: Laureate head of Hieron left; plow behind.
R: Horseman prancing right, with couched spear; [IE]PΩNOΣ in ex.
HGC 2, 1547; SNG ANS 919v; SNG Cop 833; Sear 1222v; BMC 2 570; CNS 193

~ Peter 


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Ephesus  - Stratonikeia 

Stratonikeia, Caria

circa 100 BC
AE 20 (20mm, 6.38g)
O: Lareate head of Hekate right, wearing crescent moon crown.
R: Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath; ΣTPATO above, [NIK]EΩN below.
cf SNG Cop 489; cf Sear 4942; BMC 151,31
ex Aegean Numismatics

~ Peter 


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Apollonia ad Rhyndacum - Maroneia 

Maroneia, Thrace

after 148 BC
AE27 (27mm, 14.25g)
O: Head of Dionysus right, wearing ivy wreath.
R: Dionysus standing left, holding bunch of grapes; ∆ΙΟΝΙΣΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΑΡΩΝΙΤΩΝ, monogram to lower left.
SNG Copenhagen 643v (monogram); Sear 1638
ex Jack H. Beymer

Maroneia was named for Maron, a son of Dionysus.
Appropriately this region was famous in ancient times for the quality of its wine, which was Maroneia’s leading export.

~ Peter 


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Alba Julia/Ai Khanoum


Antiochus I
Mint: Ai Khanoum
281 to 261 BC
Obvs: Helmeted head of Athena right, dotted border.
Revs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Nike standing left holding wreath with small wings rising above shoulders.
AE 19x20mm, 5.45g
Ref: SC 452 or 453; HGC 9, 164(R2)/190(R3)

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Ai Khanoum --> Mediolanum.
Aurelian, AD 279-275.
Roman billon antoninianus, 3.61 gm, 20.6 mm, 12 h.
Mediolanum, 3rd emission, autumn 271 – autumn 272.
Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, wheel under seat; S in exergue.
Refs: RIC 128; MER/RIC 1466; CBN 452; Sear 11539; MIR 16, Hunter p. cx.

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Medeolanum - Menainon

Menainon, Sicily (under Roman Rule)

After 212 BC
AE Tetras (17mm, 2.96g)
O: Veiled bust of Demeter right wreathed in grain, within dotted border.
R: Crossed torches; MENA / INΩN to either side, Δ below.
Calciati III 185, 5; HGC 2, 760; SNG ANS 290; SNG München 620; Sear 1129; BMC 98, 7
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

~ Peter 


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