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Republic and Imperatorial


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Coins from the Republic and Imperatorial eras

33 files, last one added on Jan 27, 2019

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.

40 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2018

Julio-Claudians 1st Century


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early Imperial and Provincial coins from Augustus to Nero

41 files, last one added on Jan 29, 2019

Civil War-Vespasian


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The coins of Galba, Otho, Vitellius and Vespasian

61 files, last one added on May 03, 2019

Titus


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Coin of the Emperor Titus

20 files, last one added on Sep 29, 2017

Domitian


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The coins of Domitian

33 files, last one added on May 23, 2019

Adoptive Emperors to the 3rd Century


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2nd-3rd century

21 files, last one added on Feb 21, 2019

Diocletian to the Byzantine Emperor's


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19 files, last one added on May 11, 2017

Italy, Greece & the rest!


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54 files, last one added on Apr 09, 2019

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.

25 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007

Artifacts


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35 files, last one added on Apr 09, 2018

SOLD COINS


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Coins that were once mine

140 files, last one added on Feb 22, 2019

12 albums on 1 page(s)

Last additions - Jay GT4's Gallery
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RIC 604 Domitian Denarius20 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

COS XIIII across field; Column inscribed LVD SAEC FEC;
all within laurel wreath

3.09g

Rome; September 14-December 31, 88 AD

RIC 604 (C) Scarce

Ex-Praefectus

Rated as common in RIC but actually quite difficult to find. Beautiful in hand with a nice dark old cabinet toning developing.
4 commentsJay GT4May 23, 2019
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RIC 377 Vespasian Dupondius38 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Radiate head right

PAX AVGVST
Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch; SC in field

Rome 80-81 AD

12.18g

RIC 377 (R2) Titus; very rare, only one on coinarchives.

Ex-ANE

Although the issue is undated it was likely struck on the occasion of Vespasian's deification in 80 AD.
8 commentsJay GT4May 03, 2019
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The Bretti ∆ Didrachm30 viewsHead of Ares left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a griffin; grain ear below.

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Nike standing left, placing wreath on trophy to left and cradling palm in her left arm; caduceus between.

Bruttium, 214-211 BC

11.72g

SNG ANS 34. HN Italy 1975; Scheu 6

Rare with caduceus


Ex-Artemide Kunstauktionen e-Live auction 7 lot 48
3 commentsJay GT4Apr 09, 2019
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Philip III Tetradrachm63 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus AŽtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, MŁller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

7 commentsJay GT4Apr 09, 2019
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RIC 573 Domitian Denarius43 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

Rome, January 1-September 13, 88 AD

3.17g

RIC 573 (R2)

Ex-Cameleon coin e-bay

A rare variant with GERMAN on the obverse legend rather than the common GERM.
4 commentsJay GT4Mar 22, 2019
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RIC 1579 Domitian36 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT4Mar 18, 2019
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RIC 357 Vespasian denarius 32 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
laureate head of Vespasian right

SC on circular shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below

Rome 80 AD

RIC 357 (C2);Sear 2569

19mm 3.4g

Ex-Incitatus

Issued by Titus in honour of his father Divus Vespasian
2 commentsJay GT4Mar 18, 2019
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Tyre half shekel47 viewsLaureate bust of Melkart right

ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable)
Eagle standing left on prow; palm over shoulder, club to the left, flanked by date LM (40) and monogram ΔP to the right.

Tyre; Year 40= 87/86 BC
6.98g

Sear 5921; BMC 225

Ex-HJB Buy or Bid Sale 206, lot 103 (Nov 15, 2018); Ex-Calgary Coin

Removed from NGC holder prior to HJB.
NGC graded Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5; NGC 4278263-010

According to the Mosaic law, every year, Jewish males over the age of 20, paid a half shekel tax in silver to the Temple in Jerusalem. Mention of this tax can be found in the Bible at Exodus 30:15 Of course, at the time of writing there were no coins in circulation and this tax was paid by weight in silver. By the 1st century BC the tax was paid in either the Tyrian shekel (enough for two people) or half-shekel (for himself). The Jewish Talmud required the tax to be paid with a coin of high purity silver. The only ones that conformed to this high standard were the 94% pure silver Tyrian shekels. Even though these coins depict images of Melkart (Phoenician Hercules) and an eagle, they were still accepted at the temple because of the silver content.
4 commentsJay GT4Feb 24, 2019
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Cleopatra VII hemiobol20 viewsLaureate head of Zeus

Statue of Zeus Salaminos standing, holding stalks of grain, star above


Paphos mint c. 35 BC

3.15g

Nicolaou, Paphos II, 469-509; Cox, Exc. at Curium 128; Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage ch. 11, 35

Notes from Forum:

While not noted in Svoronos, this type is fairly common on Cyprus and many have been found in the excavations at Neopaphos. The lack of a central depression indicates they were struck after 96 B.C. Recent Cypriot numismatic publications date them to the time when Cleopatra VII of Egypt was the ruler of the island


Sold Forum Auction March 2019
1 commentsJay GT4Feb 22, 2019
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Lucius Verus Sestertius39 viewsL VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Laureate head of Lucius Verus right

TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II SC
Victory standing right holding palm in right hand and shield inscribed VIC PAR

Rome 166 AD

21.73g

Sear 5384 RIC 1456

Ex-ANE

New photo
3 commentsJay GT4Feb 21, 2019
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Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol40 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT4Feb 21, 2019
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Punic occupation half shekel63 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT4Feb 16, 2019
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RIC 338 Domitian denarius49 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT4Feb 15, 2019
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RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius50 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PACI ORB TERR AVG
Turreted and draped female bust right below, horizontal Φ

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

Ex-T.C. collection, Ex-Calgary Coin.

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
7 commentsJay GT4Feb 13, 2019
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Tiberius tribute penny39 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

PONTIF MAXIM
Livia seated right holding scepter and branch, legs on char ornamented, feet on footstool

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.14g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Numismatica Prados

Sold to Calgary Coin Feb 2019
1 commentsJay GT4Feb 05, 2019
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RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius65 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT4Feb 01, 2019

Random files - Jay GT4's Gallery
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Marcus Aurelius Sestertius71 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

Sold Forum Auction March 2019
1 commentsJay GT4
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Persian Achaemenid Siglos Type IV59 viewsArtaxerxes I, Darius II or Artaxerxes II

King running right, holding dagger and bow, pellets on right arm. Cross shaped bankers stamp before

Incuse punch

5.42 grams.

c. 455 - 375 B.C

Carradice type IV a or b

Ex-Calgary Coin
3 commentsJay GT4
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Augustus denarius91 viewsCAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right

C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
Gaius and Lucius stg. facing, shields and spears between them

Lugdunum 2 BC-4 AD
2.76g

Sear 1597

Ex-Calgary Coins, ex-Rudnik Numismatics

Cracked and repaired, crystallized but stable.


Gaius and Lucius where the children of Marcus Agrippa and Augustus' daughter Julia.

SOLD
2 commentsJay GT4
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RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius65 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT4