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Republic and Imperatorial


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Roman silver denarii from the Republican and Imperatorial eras

38 files, last one added on May 29, 2015

Mark Antony


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Marcus Antonius beter known as Mark Antony was a member of the Antonia gens. Antony was born in Rome, around 83 BC. His father was Marcus Antonius Creticus, the son of the great rhetorician Marcus Antonius Orator executed by Gaius Marius' supporters in 86 BC. Through his mother, Julia Antonia, he was a distant cousin of Julius Caesar.

57 files, last one added on Jan 31, 2015

Julio-Claudians 1st Century


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early Imperial and Provincial coins from Augustus to Nero

36 files, last one added on Jun 27, 2015

Civil War-Flavians


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The civil war to Vespasian Titus and Domitian

61 files, last one added on Jun 17, 2015

Adoptive and Antonine Emperors of the 2nd Century


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Nerva to Commodus

25 files, last one added on Aug 25, 2015

Severan's to the Illyrian Emperor's of the 3rd Century


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26 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015

Diocletian to the Byzantine Emperor's


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26 files, last one added on Oct 11, 2012

Italy, Greece & the rest!


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25 files, last one added on Apr 10, 2015

Places in and Around Rome


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Places of historical intrest in Rome and Pompeii. I tried to use images that gave a feel for what life might have been like at the end of the Republic and the early Imperial period.

27 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007

Artifacts


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27 files, last one added on Jul 03, 2015

SOLD COINS


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Coins that were once mine

61 files, last one added on Jun 24, 2013

 

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Last additions - Jay GT4's Gallery
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Marcus Aurelius Sestertius18 viewsM ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV
Laureate bust right

IMP VI COS III SC
Victory standing right attaching shield, inscribed VIC GER to palm tree

26.41g

RIC 1029, Sear 4978, BMC1423

Ex-ANE

Worn but with a lovely smooth chocolate patina
1 commentsJay GT4Aug 25, 2015
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Roman Open work belt plate22 viewsRoman bronze Open work Military belt plate.
Washer and pin on reverse peened over to secure leather belt

60mm X 23mm

13.2g

Pannonia

2nd century AD

Antonine period

See other belt plate for a match in my gallery
Jay GT4Jul 03, 2015
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Gordian III denarius25 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
laureate bust right

DIANA LVCIFERA
Diana standing right holding lighted torch in both hands

Rome
241-2 AD

Rare?

Sear 8673, RIC 127, RSC 69

Special issue for marriage of Gordian III and Sabinia Tranquillina
2 commentsJay GT4Jul 02, 2015
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Germanicus Dupondius28 viewsGERMANICVS CAESAR
Germanicus in triumphal quadriga right holding eagle-tipped sceptre

SIGNIS RECEPT DEVICTIS GERM SC
Germanicus standing left, his right hand raised, holding legionary eagle in left

Rome, 37-41 AD

15.97g

Scarce

Sear 1820, RIC 57, BMCRE 93

Ex-Calgary coin from an old collection

Minted by Caligula in honor of his father.
4 commentsJay GT4Jun 27, 2015
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Vespasian Denarius40 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

TITVS ET DOMITIAN CAES PRIN IV
Titus and Domitian seated left on curule chair, each holding a branch.

Rome 69-70 AD

2.83g

RIC II 5; BMCRE pg. 8 note; RSC 541.

Rare

Ex-Barry Murphy
4 commentsJay GT4Jun 17, 2015
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Vespasian Didrachm43 viewsAVTOKPA KAICAP OVECPACIANOC CEBACTOC
Laureate head right

NIKH CEBACTH
Nike advancing right on elongated base, holding wreath & palm.

Caesaria, Cappadocia

77-78 AD

6.99g

RPC II 1648

Rare

Ex-Londinium
5 commentsJay GT4May 29, 2015
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Sextus Pompey26 viewsMAG PIVS IMP ITER
Bare head of Pompey Magnus right; capis behind, lituus before

Neptune standing left, holding aplustre in right hand, resting right foot on prow, between the Catanaean brothers, Anapias and Amphinomus, carrying their parents on their shoulders, PRAEF above, CLAS ET ORAE MARIT EX S C in two lines in exergue.

Uncertain mint in Sicily, (Catania?)

37-36 BC

3.25g

Rare

Crawford 511/3a; Sydenham 1344; Sear 334; RRC 511/3a; BMCRR Sicily 7; Pompeia 27; Catalli 2001, 824

Ex-Londinium

Numiswiki:
Struck by Sextus Pompey after his victory over Salvidienus and relates to his acclamation as the Son of Neptune. Although Sextus Pompey was the supreme naval commander, Octavian had the Senate declare him a public enemy. He turned to piracy and came close to defeating Octavian. He was, however, defeated by Marcus Agrippa at the naval battle of Naulochus (3 September 36 B.C.). He was executed by order of Mark Antony in 35 B.C
1 commentsJay GT4May 29, 2015
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Bronze engraved bracelet27 viewsIntact (Roman?) Bronze engraved bracelet.

Engraved on both sides with the same motif.

Alternating pattern of lines and chevrons starting on both ends. Triangle on both sides with punch marks around and tree or leaf motif within. Leaf with stem (arrow?) on the ends.

Bronze

14.11g

Pannonia

Some original patina remains but entire piece treated with Jax brown patina and then waxed.
1 commentsJay GT4Apr 21, 2015
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Calabria Tarentum AR Drachm52 viewsHead of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla preparing to hurl a stone

Owl standing to right on olive branch, head facing; ZOR (magistrate) to right, TAP to left.

3.07g

Circa 281-276 BC.

Vlasto 1048. McGill 135, Cote 348, Sear 367v.
8 commentsJay GT4Apr 10, 2015
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Thrace Mesembria Diobol51 viewsCrested Corinthian helmet facing.

M-E-T-A within wheel, surrounded by border of radiating lines.

SNG. BM. 268

11 mm

1.30g

Black Sea Hoard fake
1 commentsJay GT4Apr 07, 2015
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Roman Arrow tip24 viewsBronze Roman arrow tip

40 mm x 7 mm

5.09g

1-3rd century AD
1 commentsJay GT4Mar 25, 2015
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Roman Key Ring37 viewsRoman bronze key ring

ring 24 mm, height 33 mm

13.72g

2nd century AD

A Roman Signifer (standard bearer) was also the cohorts banker. He kept records of what the soldiers deposited with him for safe keeping and he had the key to the strong box. Not only did the soldiers protect the Signifer to prevent the standard from being captured (which would be a disgrace) but also so that they could get their money back!

There is no way to know if this was an actual Signifer key as many other professions would have items locked away.
3 commentsJay GT4Mar 25, 2015
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Roman Belt plate29 viewsBronze Roman Military belt plate, buckle missing. Punch design on face. Three rivet holes.

31mm x 21mm

5.5g

Pannonia

mid 1st-2nd century
Jay GT4Mar 04, 2015
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Roman Open work belt plate47 viewsRoman bronze Open work Military belt plate.
Washer and pin on reverse peened over to secure leather belt

65mm x 23mm

12.86g

Pannonia

2nd century AD

Antonine period

See other belt plate for a match in my gallery
3 commentsJay GT4Mar 04, 2015
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Roman Bird tip distaff38 viewsBronze Roman distaff

Long pin with bird (dove) on tip, finial on stem

86mm x 4mm; tip 12mm x 12mm

6.92g

Pannonia

3-6th century AD

Often described on ebay and by dealers as a senatorial voting stick. This description is completely unfounded and is likely a distaff for spinning thread.

From Shawn Caza:

According to Madgearu these bird-head/ring-bottom sticks are likely distaffs for spinning thread, though they may be a form of hair pin. The bird at top is usually thought to be a dove. They have been found all along the Rhine and Danube Limes, in Spain, in Switzerland and in the Near East. In many old works they were usually dated to the 5th-6th c AD. However, Madgearu reports on one which has been contextually dated to the mid-3rd c AD - buried in a Romanian site destroyed in AD 245. It is thought that they are the later Christian version of earlier sticks, often in bone, with Venus at the top. The dove was a representation of Venus that was then retained as a representation of the Holy Ghost in Christian times. Madgearu then lists 25 different archaeological finds of these sticks. These are dated, when known, to the 4th - 6th c AD.

1 commentsJay GT4Mar 04, 2015
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Roman Belt Buckle25 viewsRoman military belt buckle

Bronze kidney shaped loop with iron pin, attached heart shaped plate, two rivet holes

Early 4th century

38mm x 41mm

11.17g
2 commentsJay GT4Feb 23, 2015

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Fulvia Second wife of Mark Antony 86 viewsBust of Fulvia as Victory right

Lion right between A and XL (year 40) LVGV in ex DVNI above

Lugdunum, autumn 43 BC

1.74g

Sear 1518
RSC 4

Antony's name is not mentioned on the coin but the date-numeral A XL (year 40) refers to his age at the time of the issue. A similar type was struck the following year which includes Antony's name and titles and recods his age as 41.

Ex-Lucernae
1 commentsJay GT4
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Aurelian55 viewsIMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right

ORIENS AVG
Sol advancing left, holding whip and extending hand; at feet to left and right, bound captives. S in left field, XXIV in exergue

EF with almost full silvering left
summer 275 AD

3.49g
Unpublished variant RIC 255 "S" in field

Wildwinds example



Jay GT4
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Roman Key Ring37 viewsRoman bronze key ring

ring 24 mm, height 33 mm

13.72g

2nd century AD

A Roman Signifer (standard bearer) was also the cohorts banker. He kept records of what the soldiers deposited with him for safe keeping and he had the key to the strong box. Not only did the soldiers protect the Signifer to prevent the standard from being captured (which would be a disgrace) but also so that they could get their money back!

There is no way to know if this was an actual Signifer key as many other professions would have items locked away.
3 commentsJay GT4
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Mark Antony restitution issue by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus68 viewsANTONIVS AVGVR III VIR R P C
Galley moving left over waves

ANTONINVS ET VERVS AVG REST
Legionary eagle between two standards LEG VI across lower field

Rome 168-9 AD

3.17g

Sear 5236; RIC 443; RSC Mark Antony 83

Ex-ANE

Sear:
The reasons for this remarkable restoration remain obscure. Mattingly suggests that Legio VI Ferrata, which had fought for Antony at Philippi in 42 BC, may have played a leading role in the Parthian War of AD 164, the exceptional commemoration of this achievement on the coinage being prompted both by the legion's long and distinguished history and the similarity of the names "Antonius" and "Antoninus". The 200th Anniversary of the battle of Actium perhaps provides a more obvious reason for the issue.

Curtis Clay:
The reason for the restoration is not in doubt in my opinion, having been discerned by Mommsen in 1859.

Because of their lower silver content, Antony's legionary denarii were excluded from Trajan's recoinage of 107, and therefore Trajan did not restore this type.
But by the reign of Marcus and Verus, the silver content of the current denarius had fallen to the point that it had now become profitable to recoin Antony's denarii. Marcus and Verus did so, and therefore restored the coin too, picking at random one of the commoner legions for their restoration, since it was quite unnecessary to restore coins for several different legions, or for all of them!

The Reka Devnia hoard, ending essentially in c. 241 AD, still contained 9 original legionary denarii of Antony, plus 20 restorations by Marcus and Verus!
3 commentsJay GT4