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Republic and Imperatorial


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Roman silver denarii from the Republican and Imperatorial eras

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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.

52 files, last one added on Dec 15, 2013

Julio-Claudians 1st Century


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early Imperial and Provincial coins from Augustus to Nero

34 files, last one added on Jan 25, 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

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


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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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24 files, last one added on Feb 11, 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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Domitian Fortuna24 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 fibula18 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 fibula17 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 Vesta34 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 Tetradrachm20 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 Dupondius27 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 Fibula19 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 Fibula13 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
1 commentsJay GT4Feb 16, 2014
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Hadrian Alexandrian Drachm25 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
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Horse Fibula39 viewsZoomorphic plate Horse fibula

2nd Century AD

40mm X 22mm

9.05g

Pin intact

Ex-Ancient Treasures
3 commentsJay GT4Feb 12, 2014
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Benito Mussolini 20 Lira Medal24 viewsMVSSOLINI MCMXXVIII
Helmeted head of Mussolini left

ITALIA MEGLIO VIVERE VN GIORNO DA LEONE CHE CENTO ANNI DA PECORA
Lion, Fasces L20R left field, MCMXVIII (Top of Rods) MCMXXVIII AVI (Bottom of Rods)

Fantasy piece
16.24g
Jay GT4Feb 11, 2014
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Gordian III Sestertius28 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

IOVI STATORI / S C.
Jupiter standing facing, head right, holding sceptre and thunderbolt.

Rome 241-243 AD
17.26g

RIC 299a.

Ex-Zurgieh
2 commentsJay GT4Feb 11, 2014
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Claudius Alexandrian Tetradrachm38 viewsTI KΛAΥΔI KAIΣ ΣEBA ΓEΡMANI AΥTOKΡ
laureate head of Claudius right, in field below chin, date L Γ (Regnal year 3)

MEΣΣAΛINA KAIΣ CEBAC
Messalina as Ceres standing facing, head left, two small figures in right, two stalks of grain in left. In left field a lituus.

Egypt, Alexandria 42/3 AD

12.10g

RPC 5132; Köln 76; Dattari 124; Kampmann & Ganschow 12.23

Ex-Londinium Coins
4 commentsJay GT4Jan 25, 2014
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Caracalla84 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head of Caracalla right

LAETITIA TEMPORVM
The spina of the Circus Maximus decorated as a ship facing l., with the turning posts at its prow and stern, a sail mounted on the central obelisk, and the spina's other monuments visible in between; above the ship, four quadrigas racing l.; below, seven animals: an ostrich at l. and bear at r.; between them a lion and a lioness chasing a wild ass and a panther attacking a bison.

Rome 206 AD

3.34g

Ex-Londinium coins, Ex Professor K.D. White with original envelope.

Sear 6813, RIC 157, BMCRE 257, CSS 793

Very rare! Only 2 examples in the Reka Devnia hoard

Better in hand

Notes by Curtis Clay:

This famous type commemorates the chariot races and animal hunt that took place on the seventh and final day of Severus' Saecular Games in 204 AD, as described in the inscriptional acts of those games which were found in Rome in the 1870s and 1930s. According to the acts, after three days of sacrifices and three days of honorary stage shows, Severus and Caracalla held circus games on the seventh day, consisting of chariot races and then a hunt of 700 beasts, 100 each of "lions, lionesses, panthers, bears, bisons, wild asses, ostriches". Dio Cassius describes the same hunt, adding the detail that the cage from which the animals were discharged was formed like a boat: "The entire receptacle in the theater had been fashioned in the shape of a boat and was capable of receiving or discharging four hundred beasts at once; and then, as it suddenly fell apart, there came rushing forth bears, lionesses, panthers, lions, ostriches, wild asses, bisons, so that 700 beasts in all, both wild and domesticated, at one and the same time were seen running about and were slaughtered. For to correspond with the duration of the festival, which lasted seven days, the number of the animals was also seven times one hundred." In Dio's text this passage follows directly on his account of Severus' Decennalian Games in 202 AD, causing scholars to accuse Dio of misdating the hunt or to postulate that similar hunts of 700 animals were held both in 202 and in 204. But the true explanation, in my opinion, is that Dio's Byzantine epitimator Xiphilinus, on whom we are dependent for this section of Dio's text, has simply jumped without warning or transition from Dio's description of the Decennalian Games of 202 to his description of the circus spectacle concluding the Saecular Games of 204. This hypothesis easily explains why Dio's text as we have it makes no mention of the Saecular Games themselves or of any event of 203: Xiphilinus omitted this whole section of Dio's history! The seven kinds of animals named by both Dio and the inscriptional acts are also depicted in the coin type: on good specimens, especially the aureus BM pl. 34.4, the ostrich and the bear are clear, the lion has a mane, the ass has long ears, the bison has horns and a hump. Two large felines remain, of which we may suppose that the one accompanying the lion is the lioness and the one attacking the bison is the panther. The animals are named somewhat differently in Cohen, BMC, and other numismatic works: though numismatists have long cited Dio's text to explain the coin type, no one previously seems to have posed the question whether the seven animals in the lower part of the type might not be the same seven that Dio and now the inscriptional acts too name! These circus games with the ship and 700 animals were held in 204 AD, but the coin type commemorating them did not appear until two years later: on aurei of Septimius the type is die linked to a dated type of 206 AD, and for Caracalla the type passes from a draped and cuirassed obverse type on the aureus to the "head only" type on his denarii, a transition that took place in 206 AD according to his dated coins.
8 commentsJay GT4Jan 25, 2014
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Lucania, Thourioi Stater34 viewsHead of Athena right wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla holding trident

ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ
Bull butting right, solid exurgal line below HR monogram above

c. 420-400 BC

6.74g

SNG ANS-1041-2 var


Ex Superior, 30 May 1995, lot 7072 (Lewis Egnew Collection), ex-HJB
4 commentsJay GT4Dec 30, 2013
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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG IV24 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
galley right, mast with banners at prow

LEG IV
Legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint 32-31BC

3.34g

ex-Arcade coin

The coin that started it. This was my first Mark Antony coin!

In its first years, the whereabouts of IV Scythica are uncertain, although it is probable that it took part in Antony's campaign against the Parthians. The name suggests that it fought against the Scythians. After the battle of Actium and Antony's suicide, Octavian transferred IV Scythica to the Danube province of Moesia. The legion is reported to have taken part in civilian tasks, such as the building and keeping of roads. In his youth, future emperor Vespasian served in this legion.
2 commentsJay GT4Dec 15, 2013

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Constantius I Follis unlisted65 viewsIMP C CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Laureate head of Constantius right

SAC MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN
Moneta standing left with scales and cornucopiae

R P in exer
Rome mint
RIC 120a, attested with officina S, Vienna, scarce.
new officina P not in RIC rare

King & Spaer, Num. Chron. 1977, #1030-1037 (only 8 specimens in this hoard)
RIC VI Rome 120a var (mintmark) R 305

This is the wildwinds example coin
2 commentsJay GT4
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Hadrian Sestertius45 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate head of Hadrian Right

FORTVNA AG SC
Fortuna standing left holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae

Rome 133 AD

25.78g

Sear 3599, RIC 759
1 commentsJay GT4
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79 BC L Papius Serrated denarius62 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right clad in goat's skin control symbal behind (base of column), bead and reel in border

L PAPI
Gryphon leaping right control symbol (Corinthian capital) below, bead and reel border

Trade guild: Builders

3.9g

Rome
79 BC

Sear 311 RRC 89

Ex-Calgary Coin

To see the amazing variety of control marks on this series:
www.bonannocoins.com/l_papius/l_papius_db.php
2 commentsJay GT4
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Titus denarius77 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M
Laureate head right

TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P
Wreath on curule chair.

3.27g

Rome 79 AD

RIC 25a, RSC 318


In the Roman Republic, and later the Empire, the curule seat (sella curulis, supposedly from currus, "chariot") was the chair upon which senior magistrates or promagistrates owning imperium were entitled to sit, including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. According to Livy the curule seat, like the Roman toga, originated in Etruria and it has been used on surviving Etruscan monuments to identify magistrates. The curule chair is used on Roman medals as well as funerary monuments to express a curule magistracy; when traversed by a hasta (spear), it is the symbol of Juno.

The curule chair was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory, with curved legs forming a wide X; it had no back, and low arms. Although often of luxurious construction, the Roman curule was meant to be uncomfortable to sit on for long periods of time, the double symbolism being that the official was expected to carry out his public function in an efficient and timely manner, and that his office, being an office of the republic, was temporary, not perennial.
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