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Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy VI Philometor and Ptolemy VIII, 170 - 164 B.C.

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Two eagles on the reverse may be symbolic of the joint rule of Ptolemy VI and his younger brother.
GP42314. Bronze AE 31, Svoronos 1424, SNG Cop 306 ff., Noeske 212 ff., Hosking 75, Weiser 142 (Ptolemy V, 180 - 176 B.C.), SGCV II 7900, VF, green patina, some corrosion and encrustation, weight 26.233 g, maximum diameter 32.1 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, obverse diademed head of Zeus Ammon right; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, two eagles standing left, side-by-side, on thunderbolt, double cornucopia left; BIG 32mm Bronze!; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Republic of Venice, Doge Giovanni Gradenigo, 1355 - 1356

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Giovanni Gradenigo (died August 8, 1356) was the fifty-sixth Doge of Venice, appointed on April 21, 1355. During his reign, Venice signed a peace with Genoa.

The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and Crete. Struck in an alloy of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
ME46271. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 3, Biaggi 2831 (R3), VF, weight 0.630 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 90o, obverse + IO : GRADOIGO : DVX, cross patte; reverse + VEXELIFER . VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Tacitus, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.

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Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshipped not only at Rome but also at Athens. Her altar could not be stained with blood. Claudius began the construction of a magnificent temple to her honor, which Vespasian finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the hasta pura, the olive branch, the cornucopia, and often the caduceus. Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.
RA47000. Silvered antoninianus, MER-RIC 3257, RIC V 44, Bastien IX 30, BnF XII 1406, Venra Hoard 1139 - 1143, VF, well centered, much silvering, weight 3.904 g, maximum diameter 22.9 mm, die axis 180o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, issue 1, Nov - Dec 275 A.D.; obverse IMP C M CL TACITVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse PAX PVBLICA, Pax standing left, olive-branch in right hand, transverse scepter in left, no mark; scarce; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

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In 280, Probus defeated the usurpers, Proculus at Lugdunum (Lyon), Bonosus at Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne), and Julius Saturninus at Apamea, Syria.
RA46840. Silvered antoninianus, RIC V, part 2, 913, gVF, near full silvering, weight 3.465 g, maximum diameter 22.9 mm, die axis 180o, 5th officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 280 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, spear in right over shoulder, shield on left arm; reverse VIRTVS PROBI AVG, emperor riding left, raising hand, captive at foot before horse, V below, XXI M(oneta) C(yzicus) in ex; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Amisos, Pontos, c. 100 - 85 B.C.

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The grooves in this coin are not scratches made in circulation. They are "adjustment marks" made at the mint during manufacture of the flan, prior to striking.
GB56855. Bronze AE 20, SNG BM 1148, SNG Stancomb 676, SNGvA 64, SGCV II 3643, aVF, flan adjustment marks, weight 7.946 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 0o, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, c. 100 - 85 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of young Ares right; reverse AMI−ΣOY, sword in sheath with strap; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Hieropolis, Cyrrhestica, Syria

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Hieropolis (often spelled Hierapolis) was founded by Eumenes II, the king of Pergamon in 190 B.C.
RP57037. Bronze AE 25, BMC Galatia p. 141, 19; RPC online 6976; SNG Hunterian II 2674; Butcher 17; SNG Cop 53 var. (year 2), F, weight 9.704 g, maximum diameter 22.2 mm, die axis 0o, Hieropolis mint, c. 138 - 139 A.D.; obverse AYTO KAI TIT AIΛ A∆PI − ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate bust right; reverse ΘEACCYPI / AC IEPOΠO / ∆ (year 4), all within laurel wreath; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Kierion, Thessaly, Early - Mid 4th Century B.C.

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Kierion was originally named Arne for the Nymph on the reverse of this coin. Most references, including BCD, identify the male god on the obverse as Zeus. Rogers and SNG Cop say Poseidon. Since, according to one myth, Arne became pregnant by Poseidon and bore the twins Aiolos and Boiotos, we think Poseidon is more likely.
BB62454. Bronze chalkous, cf. BCD Thessaly II 105.1; Rogers 173; SNG Cop 35; BMC Thessaly p. 15, 1; SNG Evelpidis 1516, Fair, weight 2.492 g, maximum diameter 14.6 mm, die axis 255o, Kierion mint, early - Middle 4th century B.C.; obverse head of Poseidon (or Zeus) right with a short neatly trimmed beard and fillet binding his hair; reverse KIEPIEIΩN, the nymph Arne kneeling right on right knee, looking left, her torso bare, leaning on right hand on the ground, tossing astragaloi with left; scarce; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Abdera, Thrace, c. 281 - 200 B.C.

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SNG Copenhagen speculates the kings depicted on this series are Ptolemy III, IV, or V.
GP63093. Bronze AE 19, Svoronos 929, SNG Cop 380, Lindgren 740, BMC Thrace -, AMNG II -, RPC II -, gF, weight 5.429 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 45o, Abdera mint, c. 281 - 200 B.C.; obverse head of Ptolemy III right; reverse AB∆H/PITΩN, griffin recumbent left, star and pellet before; rare; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.

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Click on Isis Faria, sistrum or situla to read about them in Forum's NumisWiki!
RS65544. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1059, RIC V 217, Huvelin NAC XIX 43, Hunter IV 83, Cohen VI 255, F, weight 3.513 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 315o, 5th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, issue 3, c. early - mid 270; obverse IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate head left; reverse SALV-S AVG, Isis Faria standing left, sistrum in right, situla in left, usually an officina letter in exergue (off flan); scarce; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Constans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.

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Constans, Constantine's youngest son, inherited part of the Western Empire. In 340, Constantine II, his brother, invaded his territory but was killed leaving Constans in total control of the West. In 350, however, his general Magnentius rebelled. Constans tried to escape but overtaken and killed.
RL64020. Billon heavy maiorina, RIC VIII Thessalonica 116, LRBC II 1647, Voetter 13, SRCV V 18683, Hunter V -, VF, weight 4.081 g, maximum diameter 23.5 mm, die axis 180o, 3rd officina, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 348 - 350 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, globe in right hand; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times restored), soldier standing left, spearing horseman who has fallen to his hands and knees and is wearing a pointed (Parthian) cap, TSΓ* in exergue; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00



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