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Jochen's Solidi


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Jochen's Argentei and Siliquae


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Jochen's Denarii


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Jochen's Antoniniani


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Jochen's Sestertii


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Jochen's Dupondii


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Jochen's Asses


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Jochen's AEs


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153 files, last one added on Oct 29, 2014

Jochen's Republicans


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Jochen's Byzantine coins


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Jochen's Greek coins


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Provincials: Moesia inferior and superior


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43 files, last one added on Mar 25, 2011

Provincials: Nikopolis ad Istrum


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Provincials: Markianopolis


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Provincials: Thrace, Macedonia, Greece


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Provincials: Asia minor


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Provincials: Syria, Samaria, Phoenicia, Mesopotamia, etc.


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Last additions - Jochen's Gallery
nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2013)8_23_10_11var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2013) 8.23.10.11 var. (rev. only)4 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 11.01g, 26.21mm, 180°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPELIOC - CEVH MAKREINOC
Bust, laureate, slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP CTA LONGINOV.NIKOPOLITWN PROC / ICTR
Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. l., holding in l. arm kerykeion and in
extended r. hand purse
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1751
obv. AMNG I/1, 1783
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.23.10.11 var. (has legend break LONGINO - V NIKOPOLITWN)
obv. e.g. No. 8.23.10.11 corr. (same die, but writes CEV)
scarce, F+, dark green patina
JochenApr 16, 2015
akmoneia_caracalla_cfImhoof_RSN(1923)344.jpg
Phrygia, Akmoneia, Caracalla, cf. Imhoof RSN 1923, 344, unpublished?10 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 11.09g, 29.91mm, 180°
obv. AYT K MA AVP - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, cuirassed, seen from behind, with aegis over left shoulder and sword belt over back, laureate, right rev. A - KMONEWN (NE ligate)
Horseman with waving chlamys and wearing boots, holding whip in r. hand, galloping towards rock on
which two female figures stg. left, the posterior one pointing with right hand to horseman, the anterior
with right hand on breast; beneath horse river god (Sindros?) leaning left, right hand on right knee, left
arm with long plant resting on rock and overturned vase from which water is flowing; above eagle flying
right.
ref. cf. Imhoof, Revue Suisse de Numismatique (RSN) 1923, p. 311, 344 (only 1 female figure, different rev.
legend). Thanks to Mark Fox for the reference!
very rare, about VF, green patina
Pedigree:
ex Bankhaus Hauck & Aufhäuser
ex coll. Wenninger

This type is known from other coins of Caracalla, Severus and Volusian too, but all with different depictions (only 1 female figure,without eagle and so on). Probably the rev. shows an otherwise unknown founder myth of Akmoneia.
1 commentsJochenApr 12, 2015
nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2013)8_18_47_18(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2013) 8.18.47.18 (rev. only)3 viewsCaracalla als Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 16, 3.10g, 15.92mm, 30°
obv. M AV K - [ANTWNIN]
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Tripod, central foot entwined by snake
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.18.47.18
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.16.4 (same die)
F+, dark green patina
JochenApr 07, 2015
nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_9_7corr(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.09.07 corr. (rev. only)1 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 12.2g
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L CEP. - CEVHROC
Bust, laureate, r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP AVR GALLOV.NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Nike in long double chiton advancing l., holding in l. arm palm branch and in extended r.
hand wreath
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1301 var. (without drapery and NIKOPOLIT)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.14.9.7 corr. (same die, but writes VPA AVR)
obv. e.g. No.8.14.4.7 corr. (same die, but drapery not mentioned)
F+

The bust of this obv. die is always slightly draped on the l. shoulder. Therefore the following types should be corrected:
- No. 8.14.4.7 (Athena)
- No. 8.14.9.11 (Nike with biga)
- No. 8.14.38.15 (Tyche)
This obv. die seems to be one of the rarer ones.
JochenApr 07, 2015
nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2013)8_10_21_1cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.21.1 cf., unpublished?1 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 27, 13.76mm
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AV - T KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. HGEMO KAIKI CERBEI[LIANOV] - NEIKOP PROC ICT (beginning at 12h!)
Hygieia in long garment and mantle stg.r., feeding snake in r. arm from patera in l. hand, and Asklepios in
himation stg. l., resting on his snake staff
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1234 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. cf. No. 8.10.21.1 (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.21.3
unpublished?
rare, F+, brown patina

This coin differs from the other types with Asklepios/Hygieia mainly by the position of the revers legend.
JochenApr 07, 2015
nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2013)8_26_54_13.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) 8.26.54.132 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 24, 7.3g
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. N / IKOP / OLITW / N PROC / TRON (sic! Without IC)
Legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 2011
obv. not listed
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
rev. #3816
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.26.54.13
about VF, dark green patina

Legend error!
JochenApr 06, 2015
judaea_alex_jannaeus_TJC_Q45.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC 45 2 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 13-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.29g, 14.38mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines within laurel wreath:
יהונ / תןכהן / דולוח / ידמ
from r. to l.:
= YHWN / TN KHN / [G]DWL W (Ch) / YDM
= Yehonatan Kohen Gadol We Ch[aver] Yehudim
= Yehonatan Highpriest and Council of [the] Yews
rev. Double cornucopiae with pomegranate
ref. Hendin IV, 474; AJC Fb3; TJC 45
F+, black green patina, rev. extremely excentric
JochenApr 06, 2015
nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2013)8_10_5_1corr~0.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.05.01 corr. (plate coin)4 viewsMoesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Commodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.19g, 17.33mm, 195°
obv. AVT KAI AV - KOMODO / [C]
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PIOC IC
Demeter in long double chiton, stg. l., holding torch in l. arm and in raised r. arm grain ears
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.10.5.1 corr. (plate coin)
F+, brown patina
JochenApr 04, 2015
#226_nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_7_2.JPG
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.07.02 (rev. only)10 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.98g, 27.04mm, 180°
struck under Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC P
laureate head r.
rev. VP AV GALLOV - NIKOPOLITW / PROC I.
Apollo (or Bonus Eventus?), nude, laureate, stg. frontal, head l., holding in lowered l. hand laurel
twig and in extended r. hand patera over burning garlanded altar
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1290 var. (like ex. #2, Paris, but without chlamy)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.14.7.2 var. (has LITWN / PROC IC)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.4.4 (Athena)
VF, black patina with encrustations

2 commentsJochenApr 02, 2015
aristobulusI_TJC_U9var.jpg
Judaea, Judah Aristobulus I, TJC U9 var.5 viewsJudah Aristobulus I (Jehudah), 104-103 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.19g, 14.98mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Legend in Paleo-Hebrew in 5 lines within laurel-wreath:
יהוד / הכהןגד / ולוחבר / היהד / ימ
from r. to l.:
YHWD / H KHN GD / WL W (Ch)BR / HYHD / YM
= Yehudah Kohen Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehudah High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin IV, 465; AJC Ja9 var; TJC U9 var. (has in 5th line only M, but here it is MY!)
VF+, nice sand patina

This type has no article before the title! and it has GDWL instead of GDL!
JochenMar 29, 2015
esbus_elagabal_Spijkerman3.jpg
Arabia, Esbus, Elagabal, Spijkerman 37 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 22, 9.49g, 22.34mm, 210°
mint of Esbus
obv. AVT M AVR ANTONINVS
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. tetrastyle temple with central arch and side-wings with flat roofs; in the center Tyche as City-Goddes with short chiton and turreted, stg. half left, r. foot set on unknown object (head of bull?), holding in raised l. hand long sceptre and in extended r. hand unknown object (bust of emperor?)
l. and r. on the flat roofs A - V (Aurelia)
in ex. ECBOVC
ref. Spijkerman 3; Rosenberger IV, 3; Sofaer Collection 4; BMC Arabia p.29, 3
very rare, F+, dark green patina with sand incrustations which strengthen the contour
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

Note: The obv. legend is a mix of Greek and Latin expressions: After AVT (Greek for Imperator) follows the name of the emperor in Latin.

Aurelia Esbus was situated near today's Amman/Jordan and is mentioned several times in the Bible under the name Heshbon. Originally it was a city of the Moabites which was conquered by the Israelites. In the Roman Empire it wa known for its excellent springs.

Esbus has minted only under Elagabal. There are known only 6 types with no more than 3 obv. dies (Catalog of the BM).
1 commentsJochenMar 27, 2015
judaea_hyrcanusII_TJC_T7var.jpg
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC T7 var.7 viewsJohannes Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), king 67 BC, ethnarch 63-40 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.23g, 15.83mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
[ינתן] / הכהןה / גדלהחב / [מ / ריהד]
from r. to l.:
= [YNTN] / H KHN H / GDL H (Ch)B / [R YHD / M]
= Yonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol Ha Chaver [of the Jews]
rev. Double cornucopiae with pomegranate, beneath remains of the lily and the underlying Paleo-Hebrew legend:
נתןהמל
from r. to l.:
= NTN - H ML
= [Yeho]natan Ha Mal[ik]
= Yehonatan the king
ref.: Hendin 478; AJC Ia4; TJC T7 var. (Here we have clearly "Ha Chaver", not "We Chaver" as usually!)
rare so nice, S+

This type is an overstrike of TJC group N (lily).
JochenMar 24, 2015
nikopolis_gordianIII_HrHJ(2013)8_36_1_14(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2013) 8.36.01.14 (rev. only)2 viewsGordianus III, AD 238-244
AE 27, 12.71g, 27.21mm, 0°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M ANTW - GORDIANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV - [NIKOPOLEITWN PRO] / C ICTRON (OV, WN and PR ligate)
Eagle, with half open wings, stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2099 var. (has last N of ICTRON in field)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.36.1.14 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.36.1.15 (same die)
F+, dark green patina
JochenMar 24, 2015
judaea_alex_jannaeus_TJC_P14.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P11 var.11 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.26g, 12.64mm, 150°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדלו / חברהיה / הדימ
from r. to l.:
= YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL W / (Ch)BR H YH / HDYM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin 73; AJC Ea11 var.; TJC P11 var. (last line only דימ)
F+, legend clearly readable
3 commentsJochenMar 23, 2015
nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_53_8var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.53.08 var. (rev only)3 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 4.31g, 18.89mm, 45°
obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PR - OC ICT
Lion walking r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1405 (1 ex., Wien)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2388 (same dies)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.14.53.8 var. (has NIKOPOLI PR - OC IC)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.53.9
F+/about VF, black green patina, oval flan
1 commentsJochenMar 23, 2015
alex_jannaeus_Hendin473_#5.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P1910 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.58g, 13.96mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines in laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחברה / יהמ
from r. to l. (transcription):
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)BR H / Y / YHM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between
ref. GBC5 1145; GBC4 473; AJC Ea21; TJC P19
about VF/F, sand patina, detailed inscription
1 commentsJochenMar 15, 2015
judaea_alex_jannaeus_Hendin474_#5.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC Q22 #25 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.01g, 15.55mm, 0°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהונ / תןהכ / דולוח / ריה / מ
from r. to l. YHWN / TN H K G / DWL W (Ch)B / R YHW / M
= Yehonatan Ha K[ohen] Gadol We Chaver Yehu[d]im
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between
ref. Hendin 474; AJC Fa22; TJC Q22
VF/F+, patina damage on rev.
pedigree:
ex coll. Ira Ettinger
JochenMar 13, 2015
judaea_alex_jannaeus_Hendin473_#4.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P387 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.36g, 14.89mm, 315°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines in laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחברהי / הידמ
from r. to l. (transcription):
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)BR H Y / HYDM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews
rev. Double Cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons, in dotted circle, between horns a pomegranate with long stalk
ref. GBC5 1145; GBC4 473; AJC Ea41; TJC P38
about VF, detailed inscription
JochenMar 12, 2015
anastasius_SB13.jpg
Anastasius, SB 133 viewsAnastasius, AD 491-518
AE 5, 10mm
Constantinopel, AD 491-498, pre-reform
obv. DN A - NAS
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. Monogram in circle (rudimentary wreath)
ref. SB 13; MIB 40; DOC I, 15
about VF, sandy patina
JochenMar 04, 2015
nikopolis_diadumenian_HrHJ(2013)8_25_35_1cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2013) 8.25.35.01 cf.3 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-21
AE 27, 11.94g, 26.27mm, 15°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. K M OPPEL [ANTWN DIA]DOVMENIANOC
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. VP CTATIOV LONGI - NOV NIKOPO[LITWN]
in l. and r. field PR - OC
in ex. [ICTRW]
Aequitas, in long garment and mantle, diademed, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in lowered r. hand scales
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1860 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
cf. #3773 (= AMNG 1860)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. cf. No. .25.35.1 (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.25.35.1 (same die)
about VF, glossy dark green patina, smoothed
JochenMar 02, 2015

Random files - Jochen's Gallery
serdica_caracalla_Moushmov1394.jpg
Thracia, Serdika, 18. Caracalla, HrJ 12.18.01.13 (plate coin)32 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 16.98g
obv. AVT KM AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped(?) and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. OVLPIAC - CERDIKHC
Zeus in Himation, stg. frontal, head l., holding sceptre in l. and thunderbolt in r.
hand.
ref. Ruzicka 104 (1 ex., Agram); Hristova/Jekov No.12.18.1.13 (R7, this coin!); Varbanov (engl.) 2492 (this coin!); Moushmov 1394
Very rare, VF/about VF, nice green patina, a strike on the rev. at 12 o'clock

Moushmov has inexplicably assigned this type to Elagabal.
Jochen
serdika_caracalla_Ruzicka141.jpg
Thracia, Serdika, 18. Caracalla, HrJ 12.18.05.13 (plate coin)17 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28
obv. [AVT KM] AVR CEV - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped(?) and cuirassed with scale armor,
laureate, r.
rev. OVLPIAC - CERDIKHC
Demeter, in long double chiton, chlamys over shoulders, veiled, stg. frontal, head l. holding in outstretched r. hand three grain-ears and resting with l. hand on long flaming torch.
Ruzicka 141 (3 ex., Berlin, München, Sofia); Hristova/Jekov No.12.18.5.13 (this coin!); Varbanov (engl.) 2247 (same dies)
about VF
Jochen
nikopolis_sept_severus_AMNG1350.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.06.14 var. 23 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 2.04g, 17.86mm, 180°
obv. [AV KAI CE] - CEVHROC
Bust, cuirassed with chain mail, laureate, r.
rev. [NIK]OP - PROC I
Head of Serapis, draped and diademed, wearing kalathos, r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
obv. AMNG I/1, 1350
rev. AMNG I/1, 1350 (depiction)
rev. legend not listed
b) cf. Varbanov (engl.) 2407 (cites AMNG 1350)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.14.6.14 var. (has NIKOPO, here it is obviously NIKOP)
F+, glossy green patina

It's sort of sadness in the face of Serapis!
Jochen
nikopolis_sept_severus_HJ8_14_9_13#.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.09.15 (plate coin)14 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 21, 2.69g, 20.62mm, 15°
obv. AV - L - C - CEVHROC
Head, laureate, r.
rev. NIKO - PO - L - I PRO
Nike with palm and wreath avancing l.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1370 (legends not listed!)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.14.9.15 (plate coin)
about VF, excentric flan
Jochen
nikopolis_antoninus_pius_varbanov1679.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 06. Antoninus Pius, HrHJ (2013) 8.6.07.01 (plate coin)91 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 20, 5.85g, 20.28mm, 180°
struck under governor M. Antonius Zenon, c. AD 145 (Pick)
obv. AVT AI ADRIA - ANTWNEINOC
bare head r.
rev. HGE ZHNWNOC - NEIKOPOL (odd K)
Apollo Sauroktonos stg. l., leaning with l. hand on tree on which lizard is
climbing up, r. hand at hip.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1225 var. (head laureate, 1 Ex., Gotha)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2111 var. (laureate)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.6.7.1 (plate coin)
d) RPC online temp no. 4328
Rare, about VF, black patina, some roughness
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This is the earliest and most elegant depiction of the Praxiteles statue which is described by Pliny the Elder in his Natural History 34.69-70, but without an arrow on this type. Pick: 'May be that there is a lizard creeping up the tree.' Here the lizard could be seen clearly.
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