Roman, Coin with Otacilia Severa on the obverse, and a hippopotamus on the reverse, minted in 248 (source).
Celtic silver tetradrachm from the first century BC depicting a horseman with three horns sprouting from his head. Found in the Danube region.
Actually, I think this is one of the Epona figure coins. The “horseman” has breasts, after all. What I would like to know about this coin is… What are those constellation looking symbols?
Also, yay for a date and a location! :)
Silver Celtic Iceni unit
Britain, 1st century A.D.
The Iceni were a British tribe inhabiting the area around Norfolk from the 1st century B.C. to approximately the end of the 1st century A.D. They started using coins as a means of payment at around 10 B.C. This particular coin has a stylized horse depicted on it. Other coins would have equally stylized versions of animals.
An unknown world aspires toward reflection. Words are the oblique mirrors that hold your thoughts. You gaze into these word-mirrors and catch glimpses of meaning, belonging, and shelter. Behind their bright surfaces is the dark and the silence. Words are like the god Janus, they face outward and inward at once.
—John O’Donohue, Anam Ċara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (Cliff Street Books, 1997).
Thank you, apoetreflects.
Silver Cistophorus of Mark Antony
Roman, c.40 BC
Minted at Ephesos
Showing Mark Antony as the god Dionysos and commemorating his marriage to Octavia.
On the reverse Octavia’s bust is shown in the traditional reverse of a cistophorus (a chest with snakes. On the obverse shows Antony in the ivy crown of Dionysos and listing his titles.
Chester A. Beach (1881–1956)Hudson-Fulton Dollar 1909Full female figure arms outstretched New York skyline faintly in background
Copper alloy trade tokens, coffee house tokens. The inscription reads: ‘Coffee Tobacco Sherbet tea and Chocolat retail’d in Exchange Ally’Date 1601 - 1700
Greek, Dekadrachm of Syracuse, c.470-465 BC (source). On one side is the head of Arethusa surrounded by dolphins, on the other a charioteer driving a quadriga with Nike flying above and a lion below.