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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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99 files, last one added on Oct 01, 2014

Jochen's Antoniniani


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94 files, last one added on Jan 15, 2015

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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40 files, last one added on Feb 01, 2015

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
tetricus_imitating_Elmer788.jpg
Tetricus I, barbarousradiate, Salus3 viewsAE 3 (antoninian), 19mm, 1.7g
struck c. AD 270-280
obv. IMP TETRICVS [PF AVG]
bust, cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. S[ALVS AVG]G
Salus stg. l., holding in raised l. hand anchor and feeding from patera in extended r. hand snake raising
from narrow burning altar
ref. RIC V/2, 127; C. 152/153; Elmer 788 (all references for the original only!)
about VF, dasrk brown patina

Fine style. Obv. looks neasrlyx official.
1 commentsJochenFeb 01, 2015
rubrius_dossenus_Cr348_4.jpg
L. Rubrius Dossenus, Crawford 348/41 viewsL. Rubrius Dossenus, gens Rubria (his name only known from coins)
AR - Quinarius, 1.58g, 15.48mm
obv. Bearded head of Neptun r., trident over l. shoulder
behind DOS-SEN
rev. Victoria, half nude, head thrown back, advancing tiptoed r., holding over l. shoulder palm branch to which
three wreaths are attached; before her girlanded altar with omphalos atop around which snake is coiled.
beneath L.RVBRI
ref. Crawford 348/4; Sydenham 708; Rubria 4
F+, toned, obv. a bit excentric, altar clearly seen

Interesting reverse type, inadequately described in BMCRR, Sydenham, and Crawford. The same altar with
omphalos and snake separates the two faces of Janus on the obverse of an as struck by the same moneyer,
Crawford 348/5, pl. xlvi.
JochenFeb 01, 2015
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.47.09 corr. #25 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 3.03g, 16.88mm, 180°
obv. AV L.C - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOP - OLI PROC I
Altar with omphalos entwined by snake, head r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No.8.14.47.9 corr. (omphalos not mentioned)
about VF, dark green patina
JochenJan 31, 2015
nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_8_22(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus,HrHJ (2013) 8.14.08.22 (rev. only)1 views Septimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 16, 3.04g,15.86mm, 0°
obv. AV L C - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOP - OLI PROC
Dionysos,nude, stg. l., resting with raised l. hand on thyrsos and holding in extended r. hand drinking
horn; at his feet l. the panther
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
rev. No. 8.14.8.22 corr. (panther not mentioned)
obv. e.g. No.8.14.5.4
very rare, F, nearly black patina, general roughness

This now is the 3rd coin in my collection where Dionysos is holding a drinking horn. And we have this rare rev. type with 2 different obv. dies
JochenJan 22, 2015
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Productive Distrainors2 viewsbronze medal, 40.42g, 50.66mm, 0°
without signature
obv. PRODUKTIVE - PFÄNDER
A German coal miner with hammer, mallet and light squeezed out in a press by the Gallic
Cock in boots and wearing gun
below 11.JAN.1923
rev. ES HANDELT / SICH NICHT DARUM / DEUTSCHLAND ZU / RUINIEREN, DAS /
WOLLEN / WIR NICHT!
text in 6 lines, beneath PONCARE
all covered by a big question mark

Translation:
obv. produktive distrainors (France has occupied the Ruhr after Germany wasn't able to
implement the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles.
rev. It's not the point to ruin Germany, that's not what we want to do!

Propaganda medal against Poincare and the French occupation of the Ruhr
JochenJan 22, 2015
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German Misery and Ignominy Thaler4 viewssilvered bronze coin, 38.25mm, 19.41g, 0°
struck by L. Chr. Lauer, Nürnberg, 1923
design by Wittig-Friesen
obv. DEUTSCHER / NOT UND SCHMACH / TALER
broken sword
at lower border LAUER NÜRNBERG
rev. SCHWARZE SCHMACH UND KULTURSCHANDE AM RHEIN *
French colonial soldier hassles nude German woman with bayonet
below in small letters WITTIG-FRIESEN

Translation:
obv. German / misery and ignomony / thaler
rev. Black ignomony and cultural outrage on the Rhine

A racist propaganda medal against the French occupation of the Ruhr 1923
JochenJan 22, 2015
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Laelianus, RIC V, 25 viewsLaelianus, March or April - May 269
AR - Antoninianus, 3.21g, 19.04mm, 180°
Mainz, 269
obv. [I]MP C LAELIANVS PF [AVG]
Bust, cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. VICTO - [R - I] - A AV - G
Victoria advancing r., holding palm branch over l. shoulder and wreath in raised r. hand
ref. RIC V/2, 9; C.4
rare, about VF
JochenJan 15, 2015
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Kingdom of Cappadocia, Ariobarzanes III. Eusebes Philoromaios, Simonetta 3a1 viewsAriobarzanes III. Eusebes Philoromaios, 52-42 BC
AR - drachm, 3.79g, 16.5mm, 0°
struck in Mazaka or Eusebeia, 42 BC
obv. diademed head r.
rev. BASILEWS ARIOBARZ[ANOY] EYSE[BOYS] [KAI FILORWMAIOY] (outside the flan)
Athena Nikephoros stg. l., holding Nike with wreath in extended r. hand and in l. hand spear and shield
set on ground.
in inner l. field star in crescent, in inner r. field monogram
beneath IA (year 11) (outside the flan)
ref. Simonetta 3a; Simonetta coll. 4 var.; BMC Galatia p.42, 4; SNG von Aulock 6326; not in SNG
Copenhagen, nor in SNG Fitzwilliam
F, toned
ex coll. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli (1914-2001; she was director and curator of the Smithsonian Institution and an important numismatist, like her husband)

From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
JochenJan 15, 2015
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Kingdom of Cappadocia, Ariobarzanes I. Philoromaios, Simonetta 45a3 viewsAriobarzanes I. Philoromaios, 97-63 BC
AR - drachm, 3.82g, 17.7mm, 0°
struck 67-66 BC
obv. diademed heád r.
rev. BASILEWS ARIOBARZAN FILORWMAIOV
Athena Nikephoros stg. l., holding Nike with wreath in extended r. hand, holding in l. hand
spear and shield set on ground;
in inner l. field monogram GA, beneath LA (year 31)
ref.: Simonetta 45a; Simonetta coll. 61; BMC Galatia p.40, 22; SNG Copenhagen 156; not in SNG von Aulock,
nor in SNG Fitzwilliam
VF, toned

From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
JochenJan 15, 2015
nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2013)8_26_22_17(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolois ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) 8.26.22.17 (rev. only)3 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 19, 2.58g, 18.82mm, 0°
obv. AVT K AVRH - ANTWNINO
laureate head r. (?)
rev.: NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON
Glykon snake, crowned, in 4 coils erected r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2031
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3865
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013)
rev. No. 8.26.22.17
obv. not listed
about VF, nearly black patina
JochenJan 15, 2015
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 1213 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 11, 0.73g, 10.73mm, 180°
Petra
obv. laureate head of Aretas IV (smaller than usual)
rev. draped and veiled bust of Shuqailat r.
ref. Meshorer 121
scarce, VF, dark green patina
1 commentsJochenDec 29, 2014
nikopolis_geta_HrHJ(2013)8_22_47_8corr_2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2013) 8.22.47.08 corr. #23 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 18, 1.91g, 17.64mm, 15°
obv. L CEP K - GETAC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI[TWN] PROC I
Tripod, central foot entwined by snake, head r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.22.47.8 corr. (writes L CEPTI and PROC ICT)
rare, S+, dark green patina

The obv. legend was first misread as L CEPTI. This is my 2nd ex. of this type and after cleaning it is clearly L CEP K and not L CEPTI!
JochenDec 09, 2014
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P. Licinius Crassus, Crawford 430/19 viewsP. Licinius Crassus, gens Licinia, 86(?)/82(?) - 53 BC, son of triumvir Marcus Licinius Crassus
AR - denarius, 3.95g, 20.57x18.10mm, 225
Rome, 55 BC
obv. Bust of Venus, draped, diademed, laureate, wearing ear-rings and necklace, r.
behind S.C
rev. P.CRASSVS - M.F
Female warrior with spear stg. in front of horse, holding horse with r. hand by bridle; at her feet l.cuirass,
r. shield
ref. Crawford 430/1; Sydenham 929; Albert 1358; Licinia 18; BMCRR 3901
scarce, F+, oval flan, obv. excentric
pedigree:
ex Roberto Pedoni, Via Vespasiano, Roma

Crawford writes: The correct descripton of the issue (which I owe to Mr. H.-D. Schultz) renders impossible traditional interpretations of the reverse type as a recognitio equitum, as symbolising the cavalry brought from Gaul by P. Crassus or as alluding to the battle of the Colline Gate near the temple of Venus Erycina. The female figure has long hair and wears a curious head-dress with two projections at the front, a cloak gathering on the left shoulder and a skirt.
1 commentsJochenDec 08, 2014
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Mauretania, Juba II, SNG Copenhagen 57415 viewsMauretania, Juba II, 25 BC - AD 23
AR - drachm, 3.24g, 17.83mm, 180°
struck AD 11 (?)
obv. REX IVBA
diademed head of Juba r.
rev. BACIL - ICC - A KLEO[PA]TRA.
Crown of Isis with grain-ears, below crescent
ref. SNG Copenhagen 574
about VF, obv. a bit excentrically
pedigree:
ex Marc Breitsprecher
ex Harlan J. Berk

Iuba II., like his father, was one of the Roman client kings. Grown up in Rome and educated by Octavia, sister of Octavian, he was appointed as king of Mauretania by Augustus in 25 BC. He was highly cultivated and promoted the Hellenistic culture. Her 1. wife was Kleopatra, daughter of the famous Kleopatra VII and Marcus Antonius. Her time of death is disputed and therewith the dating of this coin. Kleopatra Selene, like her mother, thought herself the incarnation of Isis, whose celestial body was the moon. Therefore on the crescent the crown of Isis above crescent.

One of the rare coins with Greek and Latin legends!
2 commentsJochenDec 02, 2014
nikopolis_diadumenian_HrHJ(2013)8_25_5_2_2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2013) 8.25.05.025 viewsDiadumenian,AD 217-218
AE 27, 12.74g, 26.68mm, 345°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippe
obv. [K M OP]PEL ANTWNI DIADOVMENIAN - OC
Bare head r.
rev. VP AGRIPPA NI - KOPOLITWN PR / OC ICTR
Goddess with mural crown enthroned l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in extended r.
hand patera(?)
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1795 (2 ex., Bukarest, Rollin)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3651 (writes city-goddess)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.25.5.2 (writes Demeter)
about VF, dark green patina
pedigree:
ex Pecunem Auction 25, Lot 105

Pick writes: Cf. the note on a similar type on a coin for Macrinus, n. 1734. There the goddess hold grain-ears in her r. hand; here on the ex. from Bukarest the attribut seems to be unsure for me, whereas Svoronos on the ex. from Rollin means to see a patera; thereafter it remains uncertain wether Hera or Demeter is seen as city-goddess.
On my coin it does look more like a patera than grain-ears!
JochenDec 01, 2014
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Thracia, Olbia, Koson, RPC I 1701B6 viewsKoson, died 29 BC, king of Thracia
AV - Stater, 8.44g, 18.87mm, 0°
probably restrike by the Dacians after the death of Brutus in 42 BC
obv. The Roman consul L. Junius Brutus togated walking l., accompanied by two
lictores holding fasces above r. shoulder
without monogram in l. field!
exergue: KOSWN (in Greek)
rev. Eagle with open wings, standing on sceptre l., holding wreath in r. claw
ref. Iliescu 1; RPC I, 1701B; BMCRR II p.475, 50
EF

This edition without the BR monogram is of distinct coarser style than the type with monogram. Referring to new spectral-analytical researches the gold of these type contains Sn and Sb, is not refined, but equal to the alluvial gold found in the rivers of Transsylvania like the gold of the bracelets from Sarmizegetusa. Probably it is a restrike of the Dacians after the death of Brutus in the battle of Philippi. The removing of the monogram is a strong argument against the theory that the monogram means BA(silews) and speaks for BR meaning Brutus. After his death it was not opportune to put his name on the coins.
JochenNov 29, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.47.13 (rev.only)4 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 2.64g, 17.68mm, 180°
obv. AV [K L] - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC I
Tripod, central leg entwined by snake, head downwards r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1424 (like ex. #1, Berlin)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2350 cf. (writes: bust unknown)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013):
ref. No. 8.14.47.13 (different die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.16.6 (same die)
F+, dark green patina

The obv. legend I have completed referring to HrHJ (2013) 8.14.16.6 (same obv.die):
E of CEVHROC lunar, broad H, O smaller than C, ties parallel, touching below, back one in curve upwards, loop triangular
JochenNov 26, 2014
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Thracia, Tomis, in the name of Lysimachos, AMNG I/2, 24808 viewsLysimachos, kingdom of Thracia
AV - Stater, 8.30g, 20mm, 0°
Tomis, 44-42 BC
obv. head of deified Alexander r., diademed and with horn of Ammon, behind dot and
monogram(?)
rev. BASILEW[S] l., LYSIMAXOY r.
in between Athena Nikophoros sitting l., in extended r. hand holding Nike, crowning the
name of the ruler, l. elbow leaning on shield, spear leaning behind, QEM in l. field,
TO in field below throne; under throne trident to l., dolphin above and below
ref. AMNG I/2, 2480, pl. XXI,6 (crude style, portrait is reminiscent of Pharnakes II); SNG Copenhagen 1091; De
Callatay p.141 (D4/R1); Müller 273
EF, mint state
pedigree:
ex Harlan J.Berk

Imitation of a gold stater of Lysimachos (323-281 BC), struck to pay the Thracian mercenaries of Brutus, the assassin of Julius Caesar, for his campaign against Octavian and Marcus Antonius. The style more crude than the original. There is an alternative interpretation: Issued under Mithridates VI, 88-87 BC.
JochenNov 21, 2014
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Mesopotamia, Edessa, Gordian III, BMC 1595 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 19, 5.46g, 19.31mm, 330°
struck AD 242-244
obv. AVTOK K M ANT GORDIANOC CEB
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, radiate, r.
rev. ABGAROC - BACILEVC
bearded bust of Aelius Septimius Abgar XI. Phraates, draped and wearing Parthian tiara, diademed, r.
ref. BMC 159; SNG Copenhagen 227
about VF, dark green patina with sandy encrustations

Abgar was king of the kingdom of Osrhoene at the Upper Euphrat in Mesopotamia, situated between the Roman and the Parthian empire. The inhabitants, the Orrhoei, were relatives of the Nabataeans. Their capital city was Edessa. This name has been given to the city by Seleukos I Nikator referring to the capital of Makedonia.
JochenNov 17, 2014
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.48.24 corr.3 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 2.71g, 17.74mm, 45°
obv. AV L CE - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLI PROC ICTRO.
Crescent with dot in centre, 1 star outside the moon
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.14.48.24 corr. (writes AV K CE)
scarce, about VF, dark green patina
JochenNov 15, 2014

Random files - Jochen's Gallery
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 24. Macrinus & Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) 6.24.20.03 (plate coin)34 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 28, 13.51g, 28.47mm, 30°
struck under governor Furius Pontianus
obv. AV K OPEL CEV MAKREINOC KM OPEL ANTWNEINOC
Confronted busts of Macrinus, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind,
laureate, r., and Diadumenian, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, bare-
headed, l.
rev. VP PONTIAN - OV MARKIANOPO / LITWN
Unbearded youthfull Asklepios, wearing himation with nude l. shoulder, stg.
facing, head turned l., snake-entwined staff under his r. armpit
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 745, pl. XVII, 5 (2 ex., Löbbecke, Sophia)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1252
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.24.20.3 (plate coin)
rare, VF+, dark-green patina

The statues from Skopas and Kalamis have shown a youthful Asklepios too!
Jochen
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Thracia, Perinthos, Severus Alexander Varbanov 407264 viewsSeverus Alexander AD 232-235
AE 35, 19.8g
obv. AVT(?) KM AVR CEV - ALEXANDROC AV
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, radiate, r.
rev. PERI - NTHIW - N / DIC NEWKO / RWN
Triptolemos with chlamys behind stg. in biga r., drawn by two winged snakes,
joined by yoke
Schönert pl. 45, 737 (same dies); Varbanov 4072 (same dies)
Rare; VF, nice green-brown patina
added to www.wildwinds.com

TRIPTOLEMOS, son of Keleos of Eleusis, is said to get wheat from Demeter with the order to spread the cultivation of grain over the world. So he is one of the great founders of civilization. In his snake biga he came to Thracia, where he was killed by Lynkos, who then was transformed into a lynx. (Ovid Metam. V, 642-661)

PERINTHOS was called HERACLEA (THRACICA) after the time of Aurelian.
1 commentsJochen
markianopolis_macrinus_diadum_HrJ6_24_34_3.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 24. Macrinus & Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) 6.24.34.0313 viewsMacrinus & Diadumenian , AD 217-218
AE 27, 11.93g, 26.72mm, 15°
struck under governor P. Furius Pontianus
obv. AVT K OPEL MAKREINO[C KM OPE]L ANTWNE (NE ligate)
in field (2nd line) NOCI
Confronting busts of Macrinus, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r., and Diadumenian,
draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, l.
rev. VP PONTIANOV MARKIA - NOPOLEITWN (OV and AR ligate)
Emperor, cuirassed and with mantle, wearing boots, laureate, stg. l., r. foot on
cuirass, resting with raised l. hand on reverted spear and holding in extended r. hand
globe with small Nike holding tropaion and crowning him with wreath
in lower l. field E
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 779 (2 ex., Odessa, Murzakewicz)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1290
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.24.34.3 (same dies)
d) Megaw MAR5.24
rare, about VF, brown-green patina
1 commentsJochen
neocaesarea_caracalla_Waddington22var.jpg
Pontos, Neocaesarea, Caracalla, Rec. Gen. 22 var.38 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 4.1g
struck AD 209/210 (year 146)
obv. AYT M AYRH - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. KOIN PON - NEO - KAI - MHTRO
Tetrastyle temple, columns with distinct ektasis, feet of columns with two
embossments (torus), just as the capitals, pediment with shield (or Sol?) in the
tympanon, decorated akrosteria[,and quadriga on top of the roof]; in the
outer intercolumnaria backwall visible with bricks, in the middle
intercolumnarium statue of Zeus, nude, raised r. hand, stg. facing on narrow
cippus.
in ex. RM Digamma (year 146)
Waddington 22 var. (bust radiate); SNG von Aulock 6760 var. (bust seen frontal); Cismeli 110 var. (bare-headed); SNG Copenhagen -; unpublished
rare, about VF/VF, brown patina

Sometimes the figure on the cippus is called Ma, which was worshipped in Komana Pontica, where she was brought from Komana in Cappadocia, and from where Sulla she brought to Rome where she was identified with Bellona. But a female deity is never depicted nude and therefore it can't be Ma!
1 commentsJochen
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Maximinus I RIC IV, 7872 viewsMaximinus I 235 - 238
AE - Sestertius, 20.72g, 29mm
Rome Jan. 236 - March/Apr. 238
obv. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM
draped, cuirassed bust, laureate head r.
rev. FIDES - MILITVM
Fides standing facing, head l., holding military standard in each hand
between S - C
RIC IV/2, 78; C.13
about VF, nice green patina
1 commentsJochen