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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2009, 07:16:53 am »

Unicum or "Unique"? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.  This Unlisted is clearly a standout in two or three ways, not exactly the best ways perhaps, but still worth special notice for many reasons.  It already shows up -- twice -- on CoinArchives, as follows, represented by scans a and b at the foot of this entry:

Peus 384.832 (2005)
Brought EUR 160+ on an estimate of 100
TIUM or TIUS, Bithynia. Elagabalus, 218-222, für Julia Paula. Bronze. Büste / Uberitas mit Geldbeutel (?). 6.54 g. Dunkelgrüne Patina, Unpubliziert ? Sehr schön
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Brought EUR 210+ on an est. of 150
TIUM or TIUS, Bithynia. Plautilla, 220 n. Chr. AE (6,54g). Vs.: IOY KOR PAYLA SEB, drapierte Büste l. Rs.: TIANWN, Uberitas(?) mit Geldbeutel in der gesenkten Linken. RR! Unicum? Dunkelgrüne Patina, fast ss. Ex Peus 384, 2005, 832.
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The more recent auction-description confounds Julia Paula with Plautilla while retaining the odd and wrong notion that this Greek coin features Uberitas; even after the evident tooling (which neither description acknowledges) it is clear that the figure standing on the reverse must be Isis with sistrum and situla  in the same pose adopted on other coins through Asia Minor (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=37335.msg286490#msg286490).  Still, this Isis from Tium or Tius is unlisted in Isegrim, comparable to the Nemesis of RG 633.136, but undoubtedly not the same article:

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« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2009, 08:12:30 am »

Though the first of these certainly isn't a Roman provincial, it's a gorgeous addition to Isegrim Extended, and a neat illustration of what continuity links pre-Roman civic issues with later ones.  In this instance, a captioned reverse from a Roman provincial (Jochen's outstanding specimen [second image below *], EP GEG ANAK THIWN) clinches Tkalec's ID for this beautiful unlisted stater from centuries earlier:

Teos, Ionia, 3rd c. AD, AR Stater, 5.86g, Griffin sitting right / Anakreon sitting right playing lyre, monogram l., ARISTWNAX THIW[N]. Cf. BMC 23, Tf. XXX,13 (drachm with same magistrate's name and monogram).  Unpublished and unique.

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« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2009, 09:39:20 am »

Both of these coins were billed as unique, and certainly neither one is in Isegrim.  The first one with its crescent is a still rarer variant of a rare tetradrachm, Prieur 725; there Sabina bears only the quiver of Artemis the Huntress, who appeared on reverses from Mopsus throughout several centuries of its historySabina with both quiver and crescent helps account for Paulina's reverse: this depiction is both Artemis and Selene, and the deified Paulina fused with both.  It is not that the first unique coin had to yield the design for the second; both coins share an idea that may well have been close to routine in its broad cultural context but that these two coins prove was important in late-ancient Mopsus especially.  A heavenly makeover!

Hadrian with Sabina, 117-38 AD, Mopsus, Cilicia, AR Tetradrachm, 12.27 g, Laur. draped bust r. / Draped bust on crescent r., quiver behind
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« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2009, 10:41:45 am »

Big and intricate hand-hammered coins were designed to impress with their workmanship, which they clearly still do, bringing out best and worst in modern cataloguers.  Here are three or four cases in point, coins involving Athena and the smith-god Hephaistos, auction-listed in ways that occasionally allow mere ornamental citation to stand in for attention to how such themes emerge and what details the coins actually show.  The third listing below, for a near-unique Philip I, overwhelms us with much we do not need to know, yet omits to point us to the previous Asia Minor reverses clearly treating the same or essentially the same interaction; it insists on a Homeric link (Il. 18) that in fact never features Athena, even as it neglects the myth-lore of another encounter that clearly suggests the design.  What does not help at such points, detracts; Isegrim's much more skeletal listings for those earlier coins * (accessed by simply rt: hephaestos and rt athena) leave the water unmuddied and thus a lot clearer than long hyped descriptions contrived just to make a big stir.  There is one learned listing that does suit the case, [LINK REMOVED BY ADMIN] as we learn from a number of sources, e.g. Apollodorus (3.14.6 [ http://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus3.html#14 ]), Athena once sought out Hephaistos to get him to make her a new set of arms, an odd story with somewhat grotesque repercussions that have less to do with the coins we are mainly addressing than the meeting of "pure" and "applied" craft and their divine patrons that these virtuoso productions directly recall.  The three coins with their listings:

Commodus, Thyatira, Lydia, AE43 (RPC 2946, there not pictured; cf. 2947 with 1539 and 9954 [Silandus, also Lydia]):
T. Aurelius Barbarus, strategus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; c/m: laureate and draped bust right within oval incuse / Hephaestus seated left on wreathed cippus, putting finishing touches with hammer on a Corinthian helmet set on low column, while Athena, standing left, holding spear and shield, touches top of column; EPI CTPA TIT-OV AVP-HLIOV BAPBAPO in legend. For coin type: cf. SNG Copenhagen 600 (Rape of Persephone; same obv. die); BMC Lydia 82; for c/m: Howgego 93.  As related by Homer (Iliad 18), Achilles’ armor was lost when, still sulking in his tent, he allowed his companion Patroclus to wear it while he spurred the Greeks into a battle on the plains below Troy. Overconfident, Patroclus met Hector in single combat. Mistaking Patroclus for Achilles, the Trojan hero Hector brutally killed him and dragged off Patroclus’ still-armored corpse as a war prize. Achilles’ mother, the sea nymph Thetis, persuaded the god Hephaestus to construct a new set of armor, among which a highly decorated shield was included.

Sept. Severus, Thyatira, Lydia, AE46:
Asiaticus Hermogenes, strategus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / EPI CTPA•A-CIATIKOV EPMOGEN(OVC), QVATEIPH•/NWN in two lines in exergue, Hephaestus seated left on wreathed cippus, putting finishing touches wth hammer on a Corinthian helmet set on low column, while Athena, standing left and holding spear and shield, touches top of column. SNG Copenhagen -; Waddington 7067. VF, red-brown patina, light roughness and overall scratches. Extremely rare, the second known specimen.
 
Philip I, Phrygia, Ancyra, AE35:
P. Aru. Zoilos as the First Archon of Ankyra. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I right seen from behind / Hephaistos seated right, holding hammer and tongs, and Cyclops standing left, holding hammer; between them anvil; behind anvil, Athena standing left, raising arm and holding shield. J. Nollé, "Athena in der Schmiede des Hephaistos," JNG XLV (1995), abb. 1 = U. Werz, "Zu einer unbekannten Praegedarstellung," SM 44, 175/176 (December 1994), 1 = Leu 50, 350. XF, wonderful dark green patina, the reverse with a reddish sandy wash. Extremely rare with only three specimens known, this being the only one not in a museum collection, and an amazing mythological reverse taken directly from Homer's Iliad. This dramatic large diameter issue of Phrygian Ancyra is extremely rare today. In 1990, an example with the same reverse die was sold by Leu, and at the time it was believed by the cataloguer to be unique. It was purchased at the sale either by or on behalf of the Winterthur collection (inv. G6997), where it now resides, although a further specimen is in the collection of the American Numismatic Society (inv. 1974.226.101). Our coin represents the third known example of this remarkable issue and, seemingly, the only one available to the public. The obverse carries a superb military portrait of Philip I 'the Arab' while the reverse depicts a scene derived from Homer's Iliad (Book 18). The lame blacksmith god, Hephaistos is seated on the left and a Cyclops on the right, and together they hammer an object held by tongs on the anvil between them while Athena looks on from behind and holds a shield. They are not just forging any new trinket for the Olympian gods, but rather a set of new weapons and armor ordered to replace the equipment lost by the Achaean hero Achilles. While sulking at the abuses of Agamemnon, Achilles' friend Patroklos had donned his armor and joined the battle around the walls of Troy, where he was slain by the Trojan prince, Hektor. The armor and weapons were claimed by Hektor as booty, thereby leaving Achilles unable to avenge the death of Patroklos and bring Troy closer to its long-prophesied destruction. Seeing her son's plight, Thetis begged the Olympian gods to provide Achilles with new weapons and armor. This request was granted and Hephaistos forged new equipment for Achilles. Although Homer does not explicitly mention the presence of Athena at the forge of Hephaistos, she appears here as the patron goddess of Achilles and of warfare. It is unclear whether the shield carried by Athena on the coin is intended to represent her own or perhaps more likely, the fabulous shield made for Achilles, which was decorated with scenes drawn from all facets of ancient daily life. The scene is probably derived from a sculptural model, as a first century frieze depicting a similar scene is known from Rome. In the frieze the work of Hephaistos is overseen by both Athena and Thetis. According to the reverse inscription, the coin was issued during the second tenure of P. Aru. Zoilos as the First Archon of Ancyra. Few details are known about this individual other than that he was a prominent local figure who held the highest civic office twice in the mid third century. He is known to have signed several other coin series of Ancyra during his second archonate under Philip I.
Heritage World Long Beach Signature Sale 3005.20086 (2009) Price realized: $3,000 +
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    * Also see Schultz, Magnesia 307-08, for two smaller (Maximinus I) issues  (http://books.google.com/books?id=gvgddI5MMTAC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0)
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« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2009, 09:36:51 am »

Last "unique case" for starters -- when is less unique more?  It is hard to make much of unreadable strangers or of unlisted coins with no story or context at all, or sometimes even merely obscure ones; we need something already familiar to offset and gauge what's distinctive, and we use sometimes minor distinctions to eke out old and shopworn enthusiasms.  Among glamor-coins too, there is often a sizeable premium reserved for still-more-of-the-same-with-a-difference; in the instance of Hadrian's dead favorite Alcinous in particular, the more standard-issue depictions are already out there, the more buyers seem keen to pay any price for one more of their own.*  Note the telling hide-and-seek with uniqueness in this curious writeup, which bids up the distinctiveness of this coin-memorial as well as its almost-routineness:

Antinous, favourite of Hadrian. Medallion, Tium or Tius, Bithynia, after 134, Æ 11.43 g. ANTINOOC HRWS Bare headed and draped bust l. Rev. TIANWN Winged caduceus ... The appearance on coinage of Antinous, the favourite companion of the emperor Hadrian, is remarkable, for he was not related to the emperor by blood or marriage, and was never an heir-apparent. Indeed, Antinous is honoured only after his death and deification. On this coin from Antinous’ native province of Bithynia he is described as a hero, a mortal who, through virtuous acts attains immortality. Considering his exalted status, he frequently was assimilated with gods, usually Apollo, Hermes, Dionysus, Iacchus and Osiris. Antinous’ cult was wide-spread, and a great many busts were produced: at least 1,500 can be presumably attested, of which at least 115 survive today. His coinage was also substantial, with more than 30 mints striking approximately 150 different issues. Though most of these coins were struck during the reign of Hadrian, concentrating from 134 to 137, it is believed that a few mints continued to strike them as late as the reign of Marcus Aurelius, and that his hometown of Bithynium (Claudiopolis) perhaps issued them as late as the time of Caracalla. Emperors other than Hadrian used the reverse type of a winged caduceus at this mint, including Antoninus Pius for his heir Marcus Aurelius, and Severus Alexander about a century after Antinous had died. Regionally, the type may have an antecedent on coins of this design issued by the Bithynian king Prusias II in the 2nd Century B.C.
Numismatica Ars Classica 51 (282) 2009 Price realized: 50,000 CHF + (approx. $42,384 + as of the auction date)
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So far so good, I suppose, given bidders' response, though it might have been riskier but better to finish the job by recalling these four other long-published portraits from Tium specifically (RG 620):

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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2009, 09:54:10 am »

I saw that Antinoos in hand and believe it has been quite heavily tooled, just like the other one in that sale.

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« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2009, 10:46:37 am »


That seems to have been fairly accepted procedure with these glamor-portraits; two of the RG specimens are actually pictured "retouched"!
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« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2009, 10:30:44 pm »


With the sudden disabling of most coinarchives links it is clear that this roster of Isegrim addenda should include some more of the essentials of recent auction listings as well as new types Forum members themselves have acquired.*  Thanks to acsearch.info, we're already able to post the essentials for several new unlisted types, which I've numbered for internal reference*:

1) Septimius Severus / Acclamation with two temples from Nicomedia, Bithynia, unique? (listing now struck from acsearch.info!)

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2) Julia Domna / Cult-statue of Artemis of Ephesus, 38mm, 34.29g,  from Cilbiani Inferiores, Bithynia, unique?

http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=97619

   * New Nicaean addenda are at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=45188.msg341861#msg341861
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« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2009, 09:28:00 am »

Ps.-auton. Maeonia, Lydia, AE19, 4.3g, Herakles bearded head l. / Omphale draped in lionskin strutting r. with club, Greek_epsilonGreek_Pi_3Greek_Iota Greek_RhoGreek_OmicronGreek_UpsilonGreek_PhiGreek_OmicronGreek_Upsilon Greek_MuGreek_AlphaGreek_IotaGreek_OmicronGreek_NuGreek_OmegaGreek_Nu

I was surprised that this issue * for this magistrate was unlisted in Isegrim; when did such a person serve in Maeonia?  The Lanz listing dated the coin to the era of Trajan, which turns out to be Munsterberg's date for another magistrate who signed Omphale-coins, Philopator; but since these coins were issued across several reigns, that is not a good way to date Rufus' own period of service.  Munsterberg gives two Maeonian entries for Rufus, obverse Herakles Greek_epsilonGreek_Pi_3Greek_Iota Greek_GammaGreek_AlphaGreek_Iota Greek_RhoGreek_OmicronGreek_UpsilonGreek_PhiGreek_OmicronGreek_Upsilon Mionnet IV 65 ** (#347, undated by Munsterberg, conceivably my coin) and obverse Synkletos Greek_epsilonGreek_Pi_3Greek_Iota Greek_KappaGreek_Lambda Greek_RhoGreek_OmicronGreek_UpsilonGreek_PhiGreek_OmicronGreek_Upsilon  GreeK_SigmaGreek_TauGreek_Rho BM 1.29 (era of Marcus Aurelius).   Isegrim's entry for the latter coin, an AE30, gives the same date, doubtless from the same BMC entry.  Antonine RPC does not list a Maeonian Rufus, though it does have two Synkletos issues by other Maeonian magistrates; Kl. or Claudius Rufus may or may not have struck coins in the era of Marcus, and he may or may not have been one and the same with the magistrate Rufus that struck my coin pictured below. Mionnet's #347, otherwise unattested, has a legend that may be a dubious expansion of mine, since the Greek_Pi_3 could be read as as ligatured Greek_Pi_3Greek_Iota and the Greek_Iota as a shortened Greek_GammaGreek_AlphaGreek_Iota; certainly there is a stroke by the Greek_Rho on my coin which invites reading either the Greek_Rho as a Greek_Tau or the preceding Greek_Iota as a Greek_Gamma.  Touphos is not a likely Greek name, so the likeliest reading is still simply Rouphos, Lat. Rufus, the extra stroke merely a caelator's slip that engendered its own phantom magistrate.

   * An earlier thread on these pseudo-autonomous issues featuring Herakles and Omphale:  http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=28468.0; Lanz's note on the coin: "Für diesen Typ vgl. BMC Lydia, 129 f. Nr. 17-23 ohne Beamtenname oder mit anderen Beamtennamen; SNG von Aulock Nr. 3012; SNG Kopenhagen Nr. 221-225 (andere Beamte)"; other instances in Isegrim searching vt:herakles rt:omphale.  There is another I-unlisted die-combination at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=28468.msg412407#msg412407. For Munsterberg's Beamtennamen = Magistrates' Names, see http://snible.org/coins/library/muensterberg/.
   ** http://books.google.com/books?id=IkwNiqwU0ccC&pg=PA65#v=onepage&q=&f=false.  Mionnet's #348 EPI DIP'REWNOS is presumably another misreading, of EPI AIL NEWNOS, the legend on the specimen pictured at  http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/1327/.  
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« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2009, 09:42:36 pm »

Magistrate Gaius Rufus is not an easy man to dispose of.  Turning back to my small stash of Lydian provincials I arrived at this coin with its hard-to-read legend, not quite the legend Mionnet gives us, and also unlisted in Isegrim, but clear enough finally:

Maeonia, Lydia, pseudo-autonomous, AE20, 4.89g, Herakles bearded head l. / Omphale draped in lionskin strutting r. with club, Greek_epsilonGreek_Pi_3Greek_Iota Greek_GammaGreek_Alpha Greek_RhoGreek_OmicronGreek_UpsilonGreek_PhiGreek_OmicronGreek_Upsilon Greek_MuGreek_AlphaGreek_IotaGreek_OmicronGreek_NuGreek_OmegaGreek_Nu

It seems we still do not know when either man served, but at least at this point we can better distinguish magistrate Gaius Rufus, who signed this, from Claudius Rufus, who signed the large Synkletos issue BM 1.29.

Edit 11/23/11: As a further complication my coin's legend (here pictured) does little to distinguish between Greek_Alpha and Greek_Lambda, and so it is just possible that this coin's worn Greek_GammaGreek_Alpha should instead read Greek_KappaGreek_Lambda, which would lead us back of course to Claudius. Still we have at least Mionnet's word that there was a Maeonian Gaius.
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« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2009, 10:05:34 am »


Septimius Severus, Blaundus, Lydia, AE30, 12.63g, Laur. hd. r. with aegis, AY KAI L SEP ... PER / Radiate Apollo Kitharoidos standing r. with lyre, [BLAYN]DEWN MAKEDONWN, apparently unpublished (cf. RPC 4.9767 Marcus Aurelius).
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« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2009, 02:17:34 pm »

Faustina II, Aegae, Aeolis, AE30, 14.75g, Draped bust r., P'AYSTEINA [SEBASTH] / Turreted goddess seated r. on wolf riding r. with cornucopiae and scepter, EPI STR [P'EREKYDOY AIGAEWN], a very rare coin, just one specimen listed (not pictured) in RPC 4.2930 drawing on Imhoof-Blumer, Monnaies grecques (Amsterdam, 1883), 270, #212, and thus by the way yet another example of a coin from MG that was puzzlingly omitted from Isegrim.

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/2930/

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« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2009, 01:28:52 pm »

Julia Domna, Attuda, Caria, AE19, 4.15g, Draped bust r., IOYLIA SEBAST / Dioskouri standing nude facing each other holding patera and spears, altar between, ATT OY [DE]WN; apparently unpublished; for reverse cf. RPC 4.862 * = Weber 6433, 2nd c. AD (quasi-autonomous AE19) and for reverse pose with altar cf. Faustina II from Abydus, Troas, RPC 4.10373 *.  The obverse is apparently a die-match with SNG von Aulock 8073 (unique specimen?), also AE19.

   * http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/862/  and http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/10373/
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« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2009, 12:52:17 pm »


Geta, Creteia-Flaviopolis, Bithynia, AE20, 4.78g, Geta  head r. ... GETAS K / Hermes stg. hd. r holding purse, chlamys and caduceus on l. arm, KRHTIEWN P'LAOYIOPO
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« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2009, 01:37:03 pm »


An unbeautiful coin, but apparently unpublished, the same reverse type as the Caracalla posted below it (AE23, 6.15g, BMC 53.255), Diadumenian, Cyzicus, Mysia, AE23, 5.26g, Hd. r., DIADOYMENIANOS KAIS / Snake twined down torch, KYZIKHNWN NEWKORWN:
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« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2009, 02:23:32 pm »

Hi Archivum,

An interesting coin.  The type is, of course well known for Diadumenian, but not with that obverse die.  Is there any chance of getting a better picture of it? 

Also, are you sure the reverse legend is correct?  The coins I have are clearer for the reverse and it's a much shorter version.

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« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2009, 06:14:29 pm »


The NEWKORWN is reasonably clear on the Diadumenian reverse; it's the module as well as the legend that called for the posting on this IE thread.  Unfortunately somebody worked on the coin with some blunt-tipped device maybe decades ago, leaving it a blurred business to photograph!
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« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2009, 08:47:38 am »

Julia Mamaea, Iulia Gordus, Lydia, AE24, Draped bust r., IOYLIA MAMAIA / River-god Phrygios reclining facing l., IOYLIEWN GORDHNWN, reverse listed in Isegrim for Sabina, Faustina II, Julia Domna, and Roma (= RPC 4.1258, not pictured, but with useful citations: http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/1258/).
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« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2010, 04:10:24 pm »

Are these being added to the Isegrim database itself? Shame that all of the coinarchives links don't work any more (unless you have dished out $600 for a year's subscription..)
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« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2010, 04:24:30 pm »


Isegrim's present hosting-arrangements are pretty mysterious; I have written Harald Laabs with one (minor) correction but have actually never heard back from him.  It is hard to consolidate records without anything like a genuine working arrangement; I would love to get under the hood but don't guess I'm entitled to do so.   As for now-shuttered CoinArchives links, I reaped most of the here-listed CoinArchives entries with scans, and can pass them along to those interested.
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« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2010, 09:48:21 pm »

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      Does anyone have a reference for this coin of Gordian III from Sinope.  28 mm  10.73g

OBV - IMP GORDIANVS AV(G)  - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

REV - C RIF S AN CCCXI -  Dionysos standing left holding thyros and kantharos, pouring out contents to panther on hind legs left

There is only one listing in RecGen 2 for Gordian which is a Serapis reverseIsegrim lists 6-7 for Gordian, but they are also Serapis reverse.  These are references to RecGen supplement? and various individual collections.

Any assistance is appreciated.

Kurt




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You are right; this one isn't in Isegrim, a good candidate for Isegrim Extended.

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What's happening with Isegrim anyway?
It's hosted somewhere else, wasn't there talk about someone taking over?
It could be something great but even just adding more data to it as it is and adding a search interface would be a good thing.

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Thanks Archivum,

  What's the best way to move it to Isegrim extended?

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Hello, Kurt; I'd say that most straightforward way to get this moved to Isegrim Extended is to ask our empowered doyenne slokind to tack this whole thread to my latest IEx message, which also reports on our current non-progress in actually connecting with those worthy folks who keep Isegrim running in any form at all, though a good German letter might help perhaps:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=49390.msg369911#msg369911

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« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2010, 06:26:50 pm »

Sinope AE28:
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« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2010, 11:07:29 am »

Here's a coin that has already been posted on FORVM, in a thread on Classical Mythology

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=46500.msg291891#msg291891

Commodus, Æ 26 of Nicomedia, 8 h, 11.97 g. ...ΑΥ ΚΟ ΑΝ... Laureate bust r. / ΜΗΤΡ ΝΕΩ Ν-Ι-ΚΟΜ... Heracles standing r., holding club and lionskin on altar (?), crowned (?) by Eros (?) floating in front of him.

Images and information have been sent to RPC IV, but the coin hasn't appeared on their online database yet.

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From Aegeae, Cilicia, AE24, 8.58 g, Diademed draped bust r. on crescent, KOR SALWNEINA C - E / Figure seated r. on rock  holding palm, hand on head, wearing Phrygian cap, tiny goat l. recumbent before, AIGEAI - WN NEWKORW, coin essentially unpublished, but see this posting via julius-nepos:

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/salonina/_aigeai_unpublished.txt
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For a similar reverse (city-goddess facing r.) see this coin from the era of Domitian:

http://www.asiaminorcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=298&pos=22


 
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« Reply #49 on: June 12, 2010, 02:41:59 pm »

Gallienus, AE24 of Tium, Bithynia.

AVK P L GALLIHNOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.
TIA-NWN, river-god Billaeus reclining left, resting left arm
on overturned urn and, with his right hand, touching with a
reed a ship's prow before him. BILLAOC in exergue.

Not in RecGen (177 with different obv. legend and no BILLAOC on rev); SNG v.A.; (cf 1040, ditto); BMC (cf BMC 11 for this rev. legend for Marcus Aurelius); Mionnet; Weber; SNG Cop...

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