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BRITAIN - Coins featuring Britannia.


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This album contains coins depicting Britannia ranging from the time of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, through her re-appearance on British currency in the reign of Charles II up until her removal from the regular currency of Britain at the end of the 20th Century.

115 files, last one added on Nov 19, 2017

BRITAIN - 18th & 19th Century Tokens


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18th century tokens first appeared in 1787 and were struck in large numbers over the next ten years. They began as payment for workers in the manufacturing and mining industries of the early Industrial Revolution but proved so popular that pieces for general circulation were soon issued.
At the beginning of the 19th century official coins were again in short supply and by 1811, penny, halfpenny and farthing tokens were once more being manufactured. These tokens became extremely popular and were accepted locally as a regular medium of exchange until they were all banned following the great re-coinage of 1816.

25 files, last one added on Nov 29, 2015

FRENCH JETONS


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Historically, a jeton was at first just a counter, then a sort of small medal and finally more like a token.
During the Middle Ages, jetons were only used as counters for calculations on a lined board similar to an abacus. After the Renaissance, especially under Louis XIV, they were issued as small medals depicting the great events of the king's reign. They were very popular during the17th and 18th centuries and became collector's items in France and the Netherlands, the first catalogues date from the beginning of the 17th century. Collectors were especially interested in them as a source and illustration of history, which was sometimes called building up an "histoire metallique," a history in metal.
This gallery primarily contains jetons issued during the reign of Louis XIV.

9 files, last one added on Oct 28, 2017

GREEK - Alexander the Great


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This gallery contains various issues of Alexander the Great.

6 files, last one added on Oct 21, 2017

ROMAN PROVINCIAL - Alexandria Tetradrachms


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This album contains Greek Imperial (Roman Provincial) coins struck at Alexandria, Egypt from the time of Nero until the issues ceased in the time of Diocletian.

18 files, last one added on Dec 07, 2017

ROMAN - Imperial to Florianus


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This gallery contains a selection of imperial coins up to the reign of Florianus.

20 files, last one added on Dec 05, 2017

ROMAN - Probus to Carinus


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This album contains a selection of coins from the reign of Probus up to that of Carinus. With many thanks to Martin Griffiths (maridvnvm) for his help with my Probus attributions.

24 files, last one added on Dec 15, 2017

ROMAN - Tetrarchy to family of Constantine


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This gallery contains a variety of coins issued from the accession of Diocletian up until the reign of Julian II.

90 files, last one added on Dec 16, 2017

ROMAN - Jovian to Marcian


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This gallery contains mostly late 4th to early 5th century bronzes, though there is one siliqua lurking in amongst them.

49 files, last one added on Nov 16, 2017

ROMAN - Commemorative Types


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This album contains a range of coins including those which commemorate specific historical events as well as City Commemorative and Divus/Diva types.

90 files, last one added on Dec 15, 2017

FORVM - Linked Items


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Nothing to see here.

10 files, last one added on Dec 26, 2016

 

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Last additions - *Alex's Gallery
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Struck A.D.307. CONSTANTINE I as CAESAR. Large AE Follis of Treveri0 viewsObverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine I facing right.
Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS. Constantine I, clad in military dress, standing facing left holding a standard in each hand. Across field, S - A; in exergue, PTR.
RIC VI : 734

The boots shown worn by Constantine on this coin are not the usual army boots but the so-called mulleus (pl. mullei), a special kind of fur boot where a catlike animal's scalp was attached to the upper front of the boot leg and the animal's paws hung down from both sides. Iconographically the mullei were connected to gods, heroes, generals and naturally to the emperor himself.
This coin was struck in A.D.307 to commemorate Constantine's proclamation as Caesar.
*AlexDec 16, 2017
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Struck A.D.307. CONSTANTINE I as CAESAR. Large AE Follis of Carthage0 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES. Laureate head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: CONSERVATO-RES KART SVAE. Hexastyle temple within which is Carthage standing facing left holding fruits in both hands. In exergue, PKΔ.
Diameter: 25.15mm | Weight: 6.4gms
RIC VI : 61

This coin is one of the issues which were struck in A.D.307 to commemorate and advertise Constantine's alliance with Maxentius, reflected in types common to both rulers. Carthage was one of Maxentius' power bases.
*AlexDec 15, 2017
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Struck A.D.284 - 285 under Carinus. DIVUS NUMERIAN. Commemorative AE Antoninianus of Rome0 viewsObverse: DIVO NVMERIANO. Radiate head of Numerian facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle standing facing, head left; in exergue, KAA.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 4.0gms | Die Axis: 7
RIC V ii : 424
VERY RARE

Though misrated as common by Cohen and RIC, antoninianii of Divus Numerian are in fact quite rare: there were only 15 of his antoninianii of all types in the Venera hoard, as compared to 25 antoninianii of the 'very rare' Divus Nigrinian. - source HJB

Numerian, who had accompanied Carus on the Persian campaign, was proclaimed emperor by the troops when Carus was killed. However, as he led the army back to Europe, it was discovered that he had been murdered in his litter.
*AlexDec 15, 2017
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Struck A.D.282 - 283. CARINUS as Caesar. AE Antoninianus of Rome0 viewsObverse: M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carinus facing right.
Reverse: PIETAS AVGG. Sacrificial/pontifical implements; in exergue, KAZ.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.3gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V ii : 156
*AlexDec 15, 2017
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Struck A.D.283 - 285. CARINUS as Augustus. Silvered Antoninianus of Rome0 viewsObverse: IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carinus facing right.
Reverse: AEQVITAS AVGG. Aequitas standing facing left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left; in exergue, KAZ.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 3.6gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V ii : 238
*AlexDec 15, 2017
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Struck A.D.283. NUMERIAN as Caesar. AE Antoninianus of Antioch1 viewsObverse: IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C. Radiate and draped bust of Numerian facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGGG. Numerian standing facing right, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing facing left; star above Victory; in field between figures, E Δ ; in exergue, XXI.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.9gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V ii : 378.
SCARCE
*AlexDec 13, 2017
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Struck A.D.283 - 284. NUMERIAN as Augustus. Silvered Antoninianus of Lugdunum3 viewsObverse: IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Numerian facing right.
Reverse: PAX AVGG. Pax standing facing left holding olive branch in her right hand and transverse sceptre in left; in left field, B.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 2.9gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V ii : 394
1 comments*AlexDec 13, 2017
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Struck A.D.283 - 284 under Carinus and Numerian. DIVUS CARUS. Commemorative AE Antoninianus of Antioch4 viewsObverse: DIVO CARO AVG. Radiate head of Carus facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Lighted, garlanded altar; in right field Δ ; in exergue, XXI.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 4.11gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V ii : 127
1 comments*AlexDec 13, 2017
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Struck A.D.283 - 284 under Carinus and Numerian. DIVUS CARUS. Commemorative AE Antoninianus of Lugdunum3 viewsObverse: DIVO CARO PIO. Radiate head of Carus facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle standing facing left, head right; in exergue, II.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.2gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V ii : 29
1 comments*AlexDec 10, 2017
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Struck A.D.282 - 283. CARUS. AE Antoninianus of Ticinum1 viewsObverse: IMP CARVS P F AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Carus facing right.
Reverse: PAX EXERCITI. Pax standing facing left, holding olive branch in her right hand and standard in her left; in exergue, PXXI.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 3.4gms | Die Axis: 5
RIC V ii : 75
*AlexDec 09, 2017
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Struck A.D.276 - 282. PROBUS. AE ANTONINIANUS of Rome5 viewsObverse: PROBVS P F AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus with aegis, facing right.
Reverse: MARTI PACIF. Mars advancing left, holding olive-branch in raised right hand, spear and decorated shield in left; in exergue, R Q Γ.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 3.4gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V ii : 177.
Part of the "AEQVITI" series of Rome, this coin = "Q".
1 comments*AlexDec 08, 2017
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Struck A.D.276 - 282. PROBUS. AE ANTONINIANUS of Rome.0 viewsObverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Probus facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGVSTI. Probus standing facing left, holding sceptre and crowning trophy; to left of trophy, seated captive; in exergue, R.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 3.2gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V ii : 243 var. Unlisted in RIC with this bust type.
EXTREMELY RARE
*AlexDec 07, 2017
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Struck A.D.276 - 282. PROBUS. AE Antoninianus of Siscia0 viewsObverse: IMP PROBVS P F AVG. Helmeted, radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus facing left, holding shield in his left hand and spear over his right shoulder.
Reverse: PAX AVGVSTI. Pax standing facing left, holding olive branch in her right hand and transverse sceptre in her left. In right field, V; in exergue, XXI.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 3.6gms | Die Axis: 1
RIC V ii : 713
*AlexDec 07, 2017
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Struck A.D.277 (winter). PROBUS. AE ANTONINIANUS of Siscia3 viewsObverse: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus facing right.
Reverse: FIDES MILITVM. Fides seated facing left, with three standards; in exergue, XXIP.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 3.5gms | Die Axis: 7
RIC V ii : 692. (4th emission, Siscia)
1 comments*AlexDec 07, 2017
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Struck A.D.189 - 190. COMMODUS. AE (Billon) Tetradrachm of Alexandria.1 viewsObverse: M A KOM ANTW CEB EYCEB. Laureate head of Commodus facing right.
Reverse: No legend. Eagle, with wings open, standing facing right on thunderbolt. In right field, L Λ (= regnal year 30 of Marcus Aurelius = August A.D.189 to August 190).
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 11.49gms | Die Axis: 12
Milne : 2696 | Curtis : 799 | Dattari : 3905 | Geissen : 2245 | SNG Cop : 589
EX FORVM
*AlexDec 07, 2017
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Struck A.D.276 - 282. PROBUS. AE Antoninianus of Serdica. 1 viewsObverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG. Radiate and draped bust of Probus facing right.
Reverse: PROVIDEN DEOR. Fides, holding two standards, standing facing right and facing Sol, his right hand raised and holding globe in his left, standing facing left. In lower field, between figures, star; in exergue, KA•A•.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.7gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V ii : 845
*AlexDec 06, 2017

Random files - *Alex's Gallery
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1791 AE Halfpenny Token. Macclesfield, Cheshire.61 viewsObverse: CHARLES ROE ESTABLISHED THE COPPER WORKS 1758 • Bust of Charles Roe, facing right.
Reverse: MACCLESFIELD HALFPENNY. The Genius of industry, presented as a female figure, seated facing left, holding drill in her right hand and a six spoked cogwheel in her left hand by her side; in right field behind her is a mine capstan; in exergue, 1791.
Edge: Incuse legend “PAYABLE AT MACCLESFIELD LIVERPOOL OR CONGLETON • X •”.
Diameter 30mm | Die Axis 6.
Dalton & Hamer: 55

This token was issued by Charles Roe a leading Cheshire industrialist. The design for the token is attributed to John Gregory Hancock. Hancock was probably also responsible for the minting of these tokens, although the manufacture of them can be traced back to a separate contract placed with Matthew Boulton at his Soho Works in Birmingham.

Charles Roe was born in 1715 and died in 1781, he was the founder of Roe and Company, (also known as the Macclesfield Copper Company) which owned extensive works for smelting and making copper on land to the east of Macclesfield. Roe was a leading industrialist in the mid 18th Century, and much of his wealth and business empire was based on his various mining and metallurgical interests, he became a partner in several copper mines, and the famous Anglesey Mines in Wales were first worked under his direction.
Charles Roe was also a well known silk manufacturer and mill owner in his home county of Cheshire and there still exists today a memorial tablet to him in Christ Church, Macclesfield, which carries a lengthy inscription to his various lifetime achievements in the silk and metal trades.
*Alex
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BRITISH 18th & 19th CENTURY TOKENS, 1813 AE Penny, Hull, Yorkshire.31 viewsObverse: VIMIERA•TALAVERA•BADAJOZ•SALAMANCA•VITTORIA •. Bust of Duke of Wellington facing left.
Reverse: ONE PENNY TOKEN. Britannia seated on shield facing left, holding olive branch in her right hand and trident in left; 1813 in exergue.
Edge: Centre Grained.
Diameter 34mm
Withers:1507 | Davis Yorkshire No: 93 | Charlton No: WE-12
VERY RARE.

The inscription on the obverse of this token is a list of battles fought in the Peninsular War. The dies were engraved by Thomas Halliday (c.1780 – 1854) and the token was manufactured by Edward Thomason. The type was one of several issued by J.K.Picard in his “Peninsular” series which were struck for use by the Duke of Wellington's army in Portugal and Spain. These tokens bear the portrait of Wellington, who was a good friend of the Prince Regent, the future George IV, on the obverse.

This token was issued by John Kirby Picard, the owner of the Hull Lead Works. Picard spent a lot of his time in London and became friendly with the Prince of Wales' circle of aquaintances. He gambled heavily, and became bankrupt in 1827 after eventually gambling his fortune away. He died in reduced circumstances in 1843.
*Alex
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Struck A.D.136 - 137. HADRIAN. AR (Billon) Tetradrachm of Alexandria.4 viewsObverse: AVT KAIC TPA AΔPIANOC CEB. Laureate head of Hadrian facing left.
Reverse: No legend. Demeter, wearing long chiton, standing facing left, holding poppies and grain ears in her right hand and long torch in her left. In field, L K A (= regnal year 21 = A.D.136-137).
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 12.1gms | Die Axis: 12
Milne : 1518 | Emmett : 832 (var) | Dattari : 1336 | Geissen : 1210
Ex Zurqieh (Dubai)
RARE
1 comments*Alex
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Struck A.D.249 - 251 by Trajan Decius. DIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Mediolanum. 1 viewsObverse: DIVO PIO. Radiate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Large altar.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 2.8gms | Die Axis: 11
RIC IV iii : 90
VERY RARE

This coin is one of a series of commemorative antoninianii of previous emperors believed to have been struck under Trajan Decius, although it has also been mooted that these coins may have been struck under Philip I in connection with the 1000th Anniversary of Rome. The other emperors commemorated in this series are Augustus, Vespasian, Titus, Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Septimius Severus and Severus Alexander.

This particular coin was struck from a recently discovered die which has been registered on Joaquim Blay Detrell’s website. DIVI SERIES as die # AN61.
This coin is 90-175 and the obverse die is P069, documented for other coins which can be found in the database.
*Alex