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Ancient Animal - Bull


Autonomous Issue, Lucania-Poseidonia, AR Stater, c.470-445 BC
POSE
Poseidon advancing right, nude but for chlamys over shoulders, left arm extended, about to hurl trident with right hand
POSE (retrograde)
Bull standing left within circular incuse
17mm x 19mm, 8.12g
HN Italy 1114; SNG Copenhagen 1279

This coin was acquired through a generous donation by Mikhali Steverding in 2001.

L. Thorius Balbus, AR Republican Denarius, 105 BC, Rome.  Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin, I . S . M . R downward behind, border of dots.  Bull charging right, P in upper left field, L . THORIVS above exergue, BALBVS in exergue, border of dots.  Thoria 1; Cr 316/1; BMC 1615-41; Syd 598.

Autonomous Issue, AE23, Early 1st Century BC, Spain-Celti-Iberian, Castulo Mint in the Jaen Province.  M . BAL . F (AL is ligate)  Bare head of male facing left.  M Q F  Bull walking right.  SNG BMC Spain 1386-1388; Villaronga, p. 338, 59; Alvarez Burgos 574.

Trajan, AE23, 106-107, Phoenicia-Aradus.  No legend.  Head of Astarte at left facing right, smaller head of Trajan at right, facing right.  EXT ARADIWN.  Hump-backed bull leaping left.  Sear GIC 1083.