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Republic and Imperatorial


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Roman silver denarii from the Republican and Imperatorial eras

37 files, last one added on Jun 05, 2014

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.

54 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2014

Julio-Claudians 1st Century


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early Imperial and Provincial coins from Augustus to Nero

38 files, last one added on Aug 15, 2014

Civil War-Flavians


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The civil war to Vespasian Titus and Domitian

55 files, last one added on Mar 31, 2014

Adoptive and Antonine Emperors of the 2nd Century


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Nerva to Commodus

25 files, last one added on May 11, 2014

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


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29 files, last one added on Feb 11, 2014

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 May 30, 2014

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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15 files, last one added on Mar 04, 2014

SOLD COINS


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Coins that were once mine

52 files, last one added on Jun 27, 2012

 

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Last additions - Jay GT4's Gallery
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Mark Antony Sol denarius25 viewsM ANTONIVS M F M N AVGVR IMP TERT around (MP and RT ligatured)
Mark Antony, veiled and wearing the priestly robes of an Augur, standing right, holding lituus in right hand.

III VIR R P C COS DESIG ITER ET TERT
Radiate head of Sol right

Athens
Summer 38 BC

3.92g
Crawford 533/2, Sear Imperators 267

Ex-ANE, Ex-Seaby with original ticket

New Photo

Antony's third Imperatorial acclimation resulted from Ventidius' victory at Gindarus. Antony's depiction in priestly robes of an augur emphasizes the importance which he placed on the possession of this religious office. The word AVGVR features prominently on most of Antony's remaining coinage right down to Actium. No doubt this was to stress his adherence to Republican traditions. Sol is symbolic of the East and shows Antony's personal concern for eastern affairs after the distraction caused by his extended stay in Italy starting in the second half of 40 BC and running almost the whole of the following year
6 commentsJay GT4Aug 23, 2014
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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG XIII15 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
galley r. mast with banners at prow

Rev LEG XIII legionary eagle between two standards


Patrae mint 32-31BC

New Photo

Legio XIII was levied by Julius Caesar in 57 BC, before marching against the Belgae, in one of his early interventions in intra-Gallic conflicts.

During the Gallic wars (58-51 BC), Legio XIII was present at the Battle against the Nervians, the siege of Gergovia, and while not specifically mentioned in the sources, it is not unreasonable to assume that Legio XIII was also present for the Battle of Alesia.

Forced to choose either the end of his political career, or civil war, Caesar brought Legio XIII across the Rubicon river and into Italy. The legion remained faithful to Caesar during the resulting civil war between Caesar and the conservative Optimates faction of the senate, whose legions were commanded by Pompey. Legio XIII was active throughout the entire war, fighting at Dyrrhachium (48 BC) and Pharsalus (48 BC). After the decisive victory over Pompey at Pharsalus, the legion was to be disbanded, and the legionaries "pensioned off" with the traditional land grants; however, the legion was recalled for the Battle of Thapsus (46 BC) and the final Battle of Munda (45 BC). After Munda, Caesar disbanded the legion, retired his veterans, and gave them farmlands in Italy.

Reconstituted by Octavian in 41 BC.
Its standard was the lion.
Jay GT4Aug 23, 2014
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Mark Antony & Julius Caesar portrait denarius44 viewsM ANTON IMP R P C
Bare head of Mark Antony right, bearded, lituus behind

CAESAR DIC
Wreathed head of Caesar right, capis behind

Gaul, November 43 BC

Imperators 123, Crawford 488/2, Sydenham 1166, Cohen 3, BMCRR Gaul 55, 57

3.05g

Rare!

Ex-Alberta coins

From Sears Imperator's:

"This issue would appear to be a revival of the type struck by Antony in the spring during the war around Mutina. After his Gallic adventures Antony, accompanied by his ally Lepidus, was now back in Cisalpine Gaul to meet with his former opponent Octavian. The conference between the three men at Bononia in early November, set the seal on the formation of the Second Triumvirate, an event commemorated by this issue. It clearly belongs to the period immediately following the agreement at Bononia as the form of the triumviral titulature (R P C) had not yet been expanded to the normal III VIR R P C. A distinctive feature of this coinage is the portrait of Antony which has a strangely elongated form, giving it something of the appearance of a caricature. Presumably, Antony's retinue at this time lacked the services of a die-engraver competent in the art of portraiture."
2 commentsJay GT4Aug 15, 2014
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Nero Pre-Reform Denarius31 viewsNERO CAESAR AVG IMP
Bare head of Nero right

TR P III P P PONTIF MAX EX SC
Legend around oak-wreath enclosing "EX. S C.

Lugdunum, 60-61 AD

3.71g

Sear 1936, RIC 22, BMCRE 24, RSC 216

Rare!

Ex-Alberta Coins

Some encrustations remain
4 commentsJay GT4Aug 15, 2014
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Nero Protocontorniate46 viewsNERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP
Laureate head right

PACE P R VBIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT SC
Temple of Janus with doors closed

Rome 65 AD

9.22g

SEAR 1974

Edges hammered in antiquity (1st-3rd century) to create a "proto-contorniate"

Better in Hand!


Ex-Tater's

From Numiswiki protocontorniate:

A protocontorniate is a normal, large-module bronze coin, typically a sestertius, which at some point was later altered by hammering the edges of the coin so that it could serve some other use. A common assumption is that protocontorniates functioned as game counters since the rim created through hammering could protect the designs. Andreas Alföldi believed protocontorniates to be forerunners of the contorniates of the fourth and fifth centuries. He argued that protocontorniates were New Year’s gifts and that the older coins were actually hammered in the fourth century before the contorniates proper came into being.
1 commentsJay GT4Jul 19, 2014
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Claudius & Antonia Tetradrachm104 viewsTI KΛAY∆I KAIΣ ΣEBA ΓEPMANI AYTOKP
laureate head right, date LB (year 2) before

ANTΩNIA ΣEBAΣTH
bust of Antonia right, hair in queue

29 Sep 41 - 28 Sep 42 A.D.

Alexandria mint

11.054g, 23.2mm, die axis 0o,

RPC 5117; Geissen 62; Milne 61; BMC Alexandria p. 9, 65; Dattari 114; SNG Milan 620, SNG Cop 57; Sommer 12.3, Emmett 73

Scarce

Ex-Forum

Antonia was the youngest daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia. She was a niece of the Emperor Augustus, sister-in-law of the Emperor Tiberius, paternal grandmother of the Emperor Caligula and Empress Agrippina the Younger, mother of the Emperor Claudius, and both maternal great-grandmother and paternal great-aunt of the Emperor Nero. She was additionally the maternal great-aunt of the Empress Valeria Messalina and Faustus Cornelius Sulla Felix, and paternal grandmother of Claudia Antonia, Claudia Octavia, and Britannicus.
3 commentsJay GT4Jun 13, 2014
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74 BC* C POSTVMIVS24 viewsDraped bust of Diana right, wearing hair tied into knot; bow and quiver over shoulder

Hunting dog running right, spear below
C. POSTVMI / TA in exergue

Rome 74 BC

3.15g

Sear 330
1 commentsJay GT4Jun 05, 2014
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103 BC Q. Minucius M.f. Thermus24 viewsHead of young Mars left, wearing crested helmet

Q THERM MF (THE and MF in monogram)
Roman soldier advancing right, fighting with uplifted sword a barbarian soldier before him and protecting with shield a fallen comrade at his feet

Rome 103 BC
3.71g

Sear 197
1 commentsJay GT4Jun 05, 2014
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Nero Billon Tetradrachm36 viewsNEPΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AV
Radiate bust left, wearing aegis. Date LIΔ.

ΠYΘEIOΣ AΠOΛΛΩN.
Laureate bust of Apollo Aktios right, quiver over shoulder; star before.

Alexandria mint, Year 14= 67-68 AD

12.18g

RPC 5318, Köln 195; Dattari 207; Milne 300; Emmett 111

Ex-ANE



3 commentsJay GT4May 30, 2014
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Myisa, Parion. Hemidrachm28 viewsGorgoneion

ΠA PI
Bull standing left, head turned to look back; kerykeion below

Mysia, Parion
350-300 BC

SNG BN -. Symbol not recorded in the standard reference.


2.20g

Ex-ANE
1 commentsJay GT4May 30, 2014
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Hadrian Galliae 36 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right.

RESTITVTORI GALLIAE.
Hadrian standing left, holding volumen and raising kneeling Gallia right.

Rome 134-8 AD

3.24g

RIC 324.
2 commentsJay GT4May 11, 2014
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Domitian Fortuna52 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER PP
Laureate head of Domitian right

FORTVNAE AVGVSTI SC
Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae

Rome 87 AD

10.9g

RIC 544

Ex-Tater's
7 commentsJay GT4Mar 31, 2014
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Zoomorphic Bird plate fibula25 viewsZoomorphic fibula

Bird type (eagle?)

Pin missing


2nd Century AD

32 mm X 26 mm

10.08g

Böhme 43a
2 commentsJay GT4Mar 04, 2014
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Early Crossbow fibula28 viewsLikely an early Crossbow fubula type.
Engraved lines and dots

One of the Genceva 21 variations - Early Spring Crossbow Fibula.

Mid 3rd - mid 4th century AD

Pin missing



66 mm X 35 mm

16.14g
2 commentsJay GT4Mar 04, 2014
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Vespasian Temple of Vesta48 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS IIII CENS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

VESTA SC
Doomed temple of Vesta in the Forum, showing four columns and containing statue of the goddess on pedestal

Rome 73 AD

9.48g

Sear 2365, RIC 601, BMCRE 664

Rare

Ex-Calgary Coin

This celebrated temple had been rebuilt by Nero following the great fire of 64 AD. The Neronian structure survived until another conflagration late in the reign of Commodus and was again restored early in the 3rd century by Julia Domna. It was again rebuilt in more modern times where it still stands in the Roman Forum to this day.

Die notes from Curtis Clay:

"Same dies, and better condition, than the Paris spec., pl. LVII, 663.

The BM spec., pl. 26.9, also illustrated in RIC, pl. 40, 601, is also from the same rev. die, but a different obv. die.

The BM and Paris specimens of the same As for Titus COS II CENS are also from that same rev. die: BM pl. 27.7 = RIC pl. 42, 640; Paris pl. LIX, 689."
6 commentsJay GT4Feb 22, 2014
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Galba billon Tetradrachm33 viewsΛ OYKΛIBΣ OYΛ Π ΓAΛBA KAIΣ ΣEB AVT
laureate bust of Galba, right, LB (year 2) before

PΩMH
Helmeted, draped bust of Roma right, holding spear & sheild

Alexandria, September 68 AD-January 69 AD

13.44g

Scarce

RPC 5330; Emmett 174

Ex-ANE

In hand it has a wonderful dark consistent toning
1 commentsJay GT4Feb 22, 2014
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Vespasian Dupondius36 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PON MAX TR POT P P COS V CENS
winged caduceus between two cornucopiae

10.79g

74 AD
Probably minted in Rome for the Syrian monetary circulation.

RIC I 798c; RIC II 759; RPC 1983


3 commentsJay GT4Feb 20, 2014
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Kraftig Profilierte Fibula28 viewsKraftig Profilierte Fibula

Early 1st century to early 2nd Century AD.

Pin missing

Distribution:Mostly found in Pannonia, Dacia, Noricum, and Raetia.
1 commentsJay GT4Feb 16, 2014
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Hod Hill Fibula23 viewsHod Hill Type Fibula

Distribution: Gaul, Britain; Rhine and Danube Limes. They are common on Roman military sites.

Typology: Riha 5.14; Hull 60; Ettlinger 31

c. 50-100 AD
2 commentsJay GT4Feb 16, 2014
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Hadrian Alexandrian Drachm29 viewsAVT KAI TRAI A∆PIA CEB
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind

Nilus seated left on rocks, reed in right, cornucopia in left, crocodile right climbing up rocks, IS / L (year 16) above left

Alexandria
25.03g, 34mm

Emmett 1014

Ex-Zurgieh

The Greek numeral sixteen (Iς) above Nilus refers to what was considered the ideal height of the annual Nile flood, sixteen cubits. Less could mean drought or famine. Even in modern times grand celebrations were held when the flood reached 16 cubits. In years when the flood failed to reach 16 cubits, the celebrations were canceled, and prayers and fasting were held instead. The peak flood occurred at the end of August, which explains why the Egyptian year began on 29 August.
2 commentsJay GT4Feb 14, 2014

Random files - Jay GT4's Gallery
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Titus denarius128 viewsT CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS
laureate head right

TR POT VIII COS VII
bound Jewish captive kneeling right in front of trophy

Rome mint, as Caesar, first half of 79 A.D
3.325g
18.5mm, 180o

Choice aVF

SRCV I 2449; RIC II part 1, 1076; BMCRE II 258; RSC II 334, Paris 229

Ex-Forum!

Thought to be minted to remind the Romans of Titus' spectacular victory over Jerusalem 9 years earlier.
7 commentsJay GT4
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82-80 BC C. Servilius Vatia Restoration 152 viewsLaureate head of Apollo right; lituus and B behind, mark of value below chin (XVI monogram)

Battle between two mounted horsemen, the one on the left armed with a sword, the other with spear, his shield inscribed M
C SERVEIL


Restored Issue 82-80 BC.
Original being of C. Servilius 127 BC

3.48g

Crawford 370/1b; Sydenham 720; Servilia 7
Scarce

ex-Canadian Coin

This is the Wildwinds example!

David Sear's Millennial addition comments:

"This type represents a remarkable revival of the issues of the monetary triumvirate which had held office approximately 45 years earlier though with the substitution of Apollo for the Roma head on the obverse. As well as being complimentary to several of Sulla's most prominent supporters Crawford suggests that their true purpose was to enable Sulla to issue a civil coinage without appointing a new triumvirate of moneyers for 82 BC or, alternatively, to celebrate the restoration of the Republic in 80."
5 commentsJay GT4
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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG XIX33 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C

galley r. mast with banners at prow

LEG XIX
legionary eagle between two standards


Patrae mint 32-31BC
3.10g

Ex-Calgary Coin

SOLD!
Jay GT4
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Zoomorphic Bird plate fibula25 viewsZoomorphic fibula

Bird type (eagle?)

Pin missing


2nd Century AD

32 mm X 26 mm

10.08g

Böhme 43a
2 commentsJay GT4
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Lucius Verus73 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
Sear 5384 RIC 1456
3 commentsJay GT4

 

   

 
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