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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 Jan 26, 2017

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 Apr 12, 2016

Julio-Claudians 1st Century


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early Imperial and Provincial coins from Augustus to Nero

41 files, last one added on Nov 20, 2016

Civil War-Flavians


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The civil war to Vespasian Titus and Domitian

71 files, last one added on Feb 08, 2017

Adoptive and Antonine Emperors of the 2nd Century


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Nerva to Commodus

16 files, last one added on Aug 25, 2015

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


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15 files, last one added on Jan 25, 2014

Diocletian to the Byzantine Emperor's


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24 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2016

Italy, Greece & the rest!


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26 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2017

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 09, 2007

Artifacts


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31 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2017

SOLD COINS


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Coins that were once mine

88 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2016

 

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Last additions - Jay GT4's Gallery
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Asclepius Intaglio13 viewsMale figure Asclepius? holding two snakes.

Asclepius was the god of healing though he, like Heracles, was born as a mortal. Athena gave Asclepius two types of blood to help with his healing work, both from the gorgon, Medusa. One took life quickly but the other restored life. When Asclepius used this life restoring blood he encroached on the preserve of the gods and Zeus struck him down with a thunderbolt. One of the most famous centres for Asclepius worship was at Epidaurus on the Peloponnese. Snakes were sacred to the god and when the Romans embraced him as one of theirs his cult was supposedly taken to Rome in the body of a snake. He was preserved in the heavens as the constellation Ophiuchus, the serpent holder. The Romanised version of his name is Aesculapius.

0.34g

Greek or more likely Roman Provincial

Ex-Time Machine
2 commentsJay GT4Feb 15, 2017
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Life-time Alexander III drachm21 viewsHead of Alexander as Herakles right, clad in lion's skin.

ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Zeus AŽtophoros seated left; barley grain below throne, spearhead to outer right.

Struck in Kolophon circa 323-319 BC at the very end of Alexander's reign.

4.09g

Price 1751

ex-Calgary Coins

New Photo
3 commentsJay GT4Feb 14, 2017
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Vespasian denarius25 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right.

COS VII
Bull standing right.

Rome, 76 AD.

3.21g

RIC II 841

Scarce

Ex-Numisantique
6 commentsJay GT4Feb 08, 2017
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Persian Achaemenid Siglos27 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 GT4Jan 28, 2017
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Brutus Gold Stater 60 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

Eagle standing left on scepter, wings open raising wreath in left claw.

Eastern mint, Dacia? 43-42 B.C.

8.38g

Choice aUNC

RPC I 1701; BMC Thrace p. 208, 1; BMCRR II 48; Crawford 433/1

Ex-ANE, Ex CNG

Clickable for larger image

For an excellent write up/ theory on these coins including a fascinating metalurgy report:
http://www.calgarycoin.com/reference/articles/koson/koson.htm

And of course the numiswiki article:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Koson
11 commentsJay GT4Jan 26, 2017
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Vespasian Mars denarius72 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
laureate head left

COS VIII
Mars standing left, holding spear and trophy

Rome, 77-8 AD

2.97g

RIC II 937; RSC 125

Amazing iridescent rainbow toning.

Ex-Ancient treasures

8 commentsJay GT4Jan 10, 2017
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Holyland Oil Lamp35 viewsHerodian? Terracotta Oil Lamp
decorated with grapes and vines

1st Century BC-1st Century AD

measures 60 x 98

Intact

Ex-Time Machine(Clayton Rare Coins)

part of the David Liebert estate
5 commentsJay GT4Dec 19, 2016
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Roman oil lamp28 viewsRoman Terracotta Oil Lamp
Amphora decoration

1st Century AD

measures 589 x 83 mm

Intact

Ex-Time Machine (Clayton Rare Coins)
Part of the David Liebert estate
4 commentsJay GT4Dec 19, 2016
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DomitianDenarius Secular Games Herald56 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
laureate head right.

COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC
herald advancing left, wearing feathered cap, holding wand with right hand and shield with left.

Rome mint.
Struck 14 September-31 December 88 AD

3.5g

RIC II 596; BMCRE 131-2; BN 120-1; RSC 76/77.

Ex-Tom Vossen
9 commentsJay GT4Dec 07, 2016
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Nero Sestertius37 viewsNERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P
laureate head left, globe at point of bust

S C across field, triumphal arch, hung with wreath across front, surmounted by statue of the emperor in a quadriga preceeded by Pax, holding caduceus and cornucopiae, and Victory, holding wreath and palm; two nude figures standing on either side of attic ornamented with Victories; helmeted statue of Mars in side niche of arch; pedestals decorated with friezes of battle scenes.

Rome 64 AD

23.28g

RIC I 143; WCN 126; BMCRE 183; BN 303; Cohen 308

Ex-Londinium

Damnatio Memoriae? 2 Chisel marks on reverse have damaged the portrait on the obverse.

Jay GT4Nov 20, 2016
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Divus Vespasian30 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
laureate head right

E-X across field,
S C inscribed on shield set on a column, column surmounted by an urn, laurel branch on either side.

Rome,80-81 AD

2.87g

RIC II 62 (Titus); BMCRE 125 (Titus); BN 98; RSC 149; SEAR 6568

Ex-Calgary Coin
2 commentsJay GT4Nov 19, 2016
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Vespasian Ceres32 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate Head of Vespasian right

CONCORDIA AVG
Ceres seated left, holding poppy with ears of corn and cornucopia BY in exergue

Ephesus, 71 AD

3.31g

RPC 824; RIC320

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex- TC collection Edmonton
2 commentsJay GT4Nov 19, 2016
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Vespasian Cista Mystica denarius43 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Laureate head right.

PON MAX TR P COS VI.
Victory standing left upon cista mystica, holding wreath and palm frond; coiled serpent to left and right.

Rome 75 AD

2.93g

RIC≤ 776.

Scarce.

Minted in Rome but likely intended for circulation in the East. The reverse copies the earlier quinarii of Augustus and the Cistophoric tetradrachms of Ephesus.
3 commentsJay GT4Nov 01, 2016
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Rare Nero provincial "sestertius"113 views
Laureate head of Nero right


Emperor riding right with lance, behind him a soldier riding right with Vexillum

16.78g, 32 mm

RPC 2104; countermark Howgego GIC 557 Prusa ad Olympum

Extremely rare (RPC cites 2 examples).

This provincial "sestertius" copies the DECVRSIO issues of Nero.


Ex-Londinium coin

Sold to Calgary Coins November 2016
5 commentsJay GT4Sep 30, 2016
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Augustus moneyer series31 viewsCAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNIC POT.
Bare head right.

P LVRIVS AGRIPPA IIIVIR AAAFF.
Large S C.

RIC 427.

9.92g

Ex Londinium

Much nicer in hand
1 commentsJay GT4Jun 25, 2016
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Galba56 viewsIMP SER GALBA AVG
Laureate head right

DIVA AVGVSTA
Livia standing left holding patera and sceptre

Rome, November 68 AD-January 69AD

RIC 150, BMC 5, RSC 52a

2.94g

Rare with this short obverse legend

Ex-Incitatus
5 commentsJay GT4May 30, 2016

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Philip I Sestertius113 viewsIMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Laureate bust right

VICTORIA AVG SC
Victory advancing right holding wreath and palm

17.1g

Rome
244-5 AD

RIC 192a
Sear 9021

ex-Tater's
7 commentsJay GT4
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Augustus Provident42 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER

Rev. PROVIDENT SC around alter

Posthumous issue by Tiberius Aug 19th 14 A.D.

9.73g

SEAR 1789
Jay GT4
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Forum38 viewsView of the Roman Forum and the Palatine hill in the background.Titus Pullo
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Titus Tetradrachm172 viewsSilver tetradrachm

AYTOK TITOY KAIΣO YEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB
laureate head of Titus right

ΣAPAΠIΣ
bust of Serapis right, wearing taenia, modius on head ornamented with branches of laurel, date LB (year 2) right

Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 79 - 28 Aug 80 A.D
12.254g, 25.4mm

Milne 456 - 457; Geissen 319; Dattari 426; cf. BMC Alexandria p. 34, 281 (year 3); Emmett 235

Ex-Forum

This is the Wildwinds example

Ptolemy Soter, wanting to integrate Egyptian religion with that of their Hellenic rulers, by promoted worship of Serapis as a deity that would win the reverence of both groups alike. This was despite the curses of the Egyptian priests against the gods of previous foreign rulers (i.e Set who was lauded by the Hyksos). Alexander the Great had attempted to use Amun for this purpose, but Amum was more prominent in Upper Egypt, and not as popular in Lower Egypt, where the Greeks had stronger influence. The Greeks had little respect for animal-headed figures, and so an anthropomorphic statue was chosen as the idol, and proclaimed as the equivalent of the highly popular Apis. It was named Aser-hapi (i.e. Osiris-Apis), which became Serapis, and was said to be Osiris in full, rather than just his Ka (life force). Ptolemy's efforts were successful - in time Serapis was held by the Egyptians in the highest reverence above all other deities, and he was adored in Athens and other Greek cities.
7 commentsJay GT4