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Manzikert


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Probus


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I have never been able to produce a decent photograph of a coin myself, but recently my old friend Mauseus very kindly photographed a batch for me. Looking at the results I became conscious of how mixed their conditions are, but I have decided to add them to some albums nevertheless, and this is the first. I would be grateful for any corrections/ additions to the attributions I have given.

34 files, last one added on Dec 29, 2006

Aurelian


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10 files, last one added on Dec 31, 2006

Tacitus


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4 files, last one added on Dec 31, 2006

Florian


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1 files, last one added on Dec 31, 2006

Severina


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3 files, last one added on Dec 31, 2006

Miscellaneous


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I am a very general collector, and here are examples of a few of the areas I am collecting. These are all from scans, which do not do the actual coins justice.

13 files, last one added on Jan 01, 2007

Stobi


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9 files, last one added on Jun 10, 2007

8 albums on 1 page(s)

Last additions - Manzikert's Gallery
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r1300_250 viewsAe 28 (tetrassarion)
Obv. Laur, dr + cuir bust r., IMP L SEP - SEV[...] round.
Rev. Demeter (Josifovski calls the deity Victory) stg facing, wearing radiate crown, long torch in r hand, round the bottom of which twines a snake, cornucopia in l arm, MVNICI - STOBEN round.
Moush. ---- (but see Moush. 6558 for rev type).
Josifovski 142 (V28, R28), citing one specimen in a private collection.
11.82 gm, 28 mm
2 commentsManzikertJun 10, 2007
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Elagabalus20 viewsAe 24 (diassarion)
Obv. Laur head r, M AVR ANTO-NINVS AV round
Rev. Victory advancing r., wreath in raised r hand, MVNIC S - TOBE round
6.43 gm, 24 mm
ManzikertJan 03, 2007
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Julia Domna22 viewsAe 28 (Tetrassarion)
Obv. Dr bust r, IVLIA - AVGVSTA round.
Rev. Nike walking l, palm over l shoulder, wreath in raised r hand, MVNICI - STOBE round; large centring 'dimple'.
11.79 gm, 28 mm
Cohen IV 264-265, BMCG 7, SNG Cop 333, Lingren 1146. "Apparently unlisted dies. This coin is so large that special dies must have been prepared". (see whited49's gallery on Forvm). This specimen has a different die pair, though probably by the same engraver.
ManzikertJan 03, 2007
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Elagabalus22 viewsAe 24 (diassarion)
Obv. Laur head r, AV C M AVR-ANT[ .... round
Rev. Victory advancing l, wheel at feet, wreath in raised r hand, palm over left shoulder, MVN - I - [S]TOB round
6.68 gm, 24 mm
ManzikertJan 03, 2007
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Septimius Severus77 viewsAe 28 (tetrassarion)
Obv. Laur, dr + cuir bust r., IMP L SEP - SEV[...] round.
Rev. Demeter stg facing, wearing radiate crown, long torch in r hand, round the bottom of which twine two snakes, cornucopia in l arm, MVNICI - STOBEN round.
Moush. ---- (but see Moush. 6558 for rev type).
Josifovski 142 (V28, R28), citing one specimen in a private collection.
11.82 gm, 28 mm
7 commentsManzikertJan 03, 2007
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Julia Domna20 viewsAe 21 (diassarion)
Obv. Dr bust r, IVLIA A-VGVSTA round.
Rev. Nike walking l, palm over l shoulder, wreath in raised r hand, MVNI - STOB round; centring 'dimple'.
Cohen IV 264-265; BMCG 7; SNG Cop 333; Lingren 1146; Josifovski 155, same dies (V12, R12), citing specimen in Petersburg 2950 (see whited49's gallery on Forvm)
4.83 gm, 21 mm
ManzikertJan 03, 2007
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Julia Domna21 viewsAe 24 (diassarion)
Obv. Dr bust r, IVLIA - AVGVSTA round.
Rev. Nike r, stg on globe, palm over l shoulder, wreath in raised r hand, MVNICIP - STOBE round.
Josifovski 234, same reverse die (R84)
7.68 gm, 24.5 mm
ManzikertJan 03, 2007
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Caracalla22 viewsAE 23 (diassarion)
Obv. Laur + cuir bust r, seen from rear, M AVR. -ANTONINV-AG round
Rev. Victory standing 3/4 l, wreath in raised r hand, palm over l shoulder, STOBEN MV-NICIP round
6.04 gm, 23 mm
ManzikertJan 03, 2007
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Caracalla28 viewsAe 24 (diassarion)
Obv. Laur head r, IM C M AVR-AN[TON]INV-S. round
Rev. Victory advancing l, wreath [in raised r hand] palm over l shoulder, wheel at feet, MVNI - STOBE round
Josifovski V34/R23(?)
8.2 gm, 24 mm
ManzikertJan 03, 2007
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Manuel I Commnenus41 viewsElectrum Aspron Trachy, c.1167-1180
S. 1961; DO.6b (Type E, 5th coinage?)
4.3 gm, 32 mm
ManzikertJan 01, 2007
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Sasanian occupation of Egypt44 viewsAe 12 nummia, large module
Alexandria, 618-628
S. 856; DO 192
16.37 gm, 27 mm

Struck for Khusro II, but using modified types of Heraclius. There are 2 sizes, the usual small ones (mine is 5.9 gm, 18.5 mm) and these larger module ones, about 4 times as heavy and double the diameter. How the two were valued against each other is a mystery.
ManzikertJan 01, 2007
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Cilician Armenia44 viewsTank, Levon I (1198-1219)
Bedoukian 705
6.8 gm, 28.5 mm
1 commentsManzikertJan 01, 2007
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Elymais, Kamnaskires VI (?)22 viewsBillon tetradrachm
Late 1st-early 2nd century AD
SGI. 5888
15.75 gm, 31x27 mm (oval); unusually good billon for this series
ManzikertDec 31, 2006
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Crusaders47 viewsAu bezant, imitating Fatimid dinar of al-Amir
Struck in Acre (?), c.1187-1250
Metcalf 136-139
3.86 gm, 22 mm
1 commentsManzikertDec 31, 2006
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Ardeshir III (628-30 AD)19 viewsDrachm, Nihavand mint.
Year 2 (629 AD)
Gobl 226

A coin of one of the ephemeral kings during the Moslem conquest of Persia. He was just seven when he came to the throne.
ManzikertDec 31, 2006
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Chionite Huns17 viewsDrachm (copying Peroz I)
Mitchiner ACW 1465-66
2.91 gm, 31.5 mm
ManzikertDec 31, 2006
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Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Heraclonas47 viewsSolidus, Constantinople, 10th officina, 638-641 AD
S. 769; DO 43
4.34 gm, 20 mm
1 commentsManzikertDec 31, 2006
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Athens, dekadrachm89 viewsThis is a British Museum electrotype (made by Robert Ready in the late 19th century with his RR mark on the edge) of the largest circulating Greek coin. With the price of these at about $500,000 dollars when they come on the market a good quality reproduction like this is the nearest most of us will come to handling one of them.
48.21 gm, 34 mm; original weighs 42.7 gm.
ManzikertDec 31, 2006
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Bukhara12 viewsAu tilla, Muzaffar al-Din (1860-1886), 1289 H/ 1872 AD.
Album 3038, 4.59 gm, 22 mm.
ManzikertDec 31, 2006
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Bukhara18 viewsAu tilla, Abd al-Ahad (1886-1910), 1319 H/ 1901-2 AD.
Album 3041, 4.57 gm, 23 mm
ManzikertDec 31, 2006

Random files - Manzikert's Gallery
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Chionite Huns17 viewsDrachm (copying Peroz I)
Mitchiner ACW 1465-66
2.91 gm, 31.5 mm
Manzikert
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RIC12 viewsAntoninianus (pre-reform)
Siscia Mint, 3rd officina, 271-72 AD
Obv. Rad & cuir bust r, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG round
Rev. Emperor stg l, facing Concordia r, shaking hands, CONCORDIA MILITVM round, *T in ex.
3.65 gm, 21 mm
Manzikert
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RIC17 viewsAntoninianus
Siscia Mint, 3rd officina
8th emission, 274 (Gobl 233c3)
Obv. Rad & cuir bust r, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG round
Rev. Emperor stg l, facing Concordia r, shaking hands, CONCORDIA MILITVM round, XXIT in ex., S between.
4.225 gm, 22.5 mm
Manzikert
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Milne 453421 viewsBillon tetradrachm
Alexandria, year 2 (277-78)
Obv. Laur & cuir bust r., A K MAVP ΠP-OBOC CЄB round
Rev. Elpis stg l, flower in raised r hand, l holds robe behind, LB [=yr 2] in l field
6.80 gm, 20 mm
1 commentsManzikert
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Manuel I Commnenus41 viewsElectrum Aspron Trachy, c.1167-1180
S. 1961; DO.6b (Type E, 5th coinage?)
4.3 gm, 32 mm
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