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Greek Coins.


Just beautiful coins.

35 files, last one added on Feb 02, 2014

British Coins.


My attempt to get a coin from every reign and/or significant time period in British history. It is not complete -- I am missing several reigns -- but there are some nice coins here anyway.
Most of the Roman coins in this album are also found in the Tetrarchy album and the Constantine & Family album.

81 files, last one added on Apr 03, 2019

Roman Republic; and Augustus through Macrinus.


ca. 225 BC to 218 AD.
Coins of the Roman Republic, and Augustus through Macrinus.
Mostly denarii, but a few other denominations here and there.

51 files, last one added on Feb 23, 2014

Elagabalus, Severus Alexander, Maximinus: Dated Coinage.


218 - 238 AD.
This album contains at least one dated coin of each year in the reigns of these three emperors. (The dates are the TRP years in Roman numerals on the reverse side of the coins.) Also included are the two denarii of Severus Alexander as Caesar issued under Elagabalus.

31 files, last one added on Feb 25, 2014

Elagabalus, Severus Alexander, Maximinus: Undated Coinage.


218 - 138 AD.
Undated coinage of these three emperors. Also included are coins of their family members.
Denominations other than denarrii: sestertius, aes, dupodius, and posthumous antoninianus.

31 files, last one added on May 07, 2014

Elagabalus & Severus Alexander: denarii from Antioch.


218-219 AD for Elagabalus,
222-223 AD for Severus Alexander.
My "specialty" area. There are some very nice and seldom seen coins in this album.

58 files, last one added on Jan 22, 2019

238 AD: The Year of 6 Emperors.


238 AD.
Coins of Maximinus I, Gordian I, Gordian II, Balbinus, Pupienus, and Gordian III.

6 files, last one added on Jan 22, 2013

Gordian III.


238 - 244 AD.
Coins of Gordian III in this order:
-first issue antoninianii & sestertii,
-dated antoninianii & sestertii for years II - VII,
-undated antoninianii.

34 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2014

Gordian III: Antoniniani from Antioch.


- First series, 238 - 239/40 AD: dated coinage, then undated coinage.
- Second series, 242-244 AD: dated coin, then undated coinage.

21 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2016

Philip I and Family.


244-249 AD.
Coins of Philip I, his wife Otacilia Severa, and their son Philip II.

34 files, last one added on Aug 20, 2016

Provincial and Local Coinage.


ca. 200 - 250 AD.
Syrian tetradrachms,
Egyptian tetradrachms,
other msc. local coinage.

29 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2015

Trajan Decius through Carinus.


249 - 285 AD.
(Also coins of Carausius and Allectus, 287-96 AD.)

38 files, last one added on Jun 19, 2019

The Tetrarchy, etc.


284-321 AD.
Coins of the Tetrarchy; and coins of the other people who were emperors in various parts of the Empire just before Constantine I.

29 files, last one added on May 28, 2016

Constantine and Family.


306-337 AD.
In addition to coins of Constantine himself, there are coins here of his four sons, his wife, his mother, and his 2 nephews. The coins are presented more or less in chronological order starting in 306 when Constantine was Caesar, through the end of his reign in 337. There were 19 mints that minted coins of Constantine, and there is at least 1 from each mint in this album.

70 files, last one added on Jun 14, 2019

Memorial Coinages.


306-347 AD.
Memorial coins of Constantius I, Claudius II, Maximian, Helena, Theodora, and Constantine I.

9 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2013

Sons of Constantine as Augustii through Justinian I.


337-565 AD.

41 files, last one added on Jan 06, 2016

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Last additions - Callimachus's Gallery
29. Trebonianus Gallus.56 viewsAntoninianus, ca 252 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES VIB TREB GALLVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gallus.
Reverse: APOLL SALVTARI / Apollo standing, holding branch and a lyre set on a rock.
3.82 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #32; Sear #9627.

In his book The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, & the End of an Empire, author Kyle Harper suggests the plague described by Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, was not a localized plague of some sort, but was one and the same with the plague that ravaged the Roman Empire during the reign of Trebonianus Gallus and several of his successors.

The plague was first reported in Alexandria in 249 AD, and by 251 AD it had made its way to Rome where the boy emperor Hostilian died from it. Harper says (p, 138), ďThe Plague of Cyprian is in the background of imperial history from ca. AD 249 to AD 262, possibly with even later effects around AD 270.Ē

Harper also presents a case that the plague was either pandemic influenza (similar to that of 1918) or a viral hemorrhagic fever (similar to the Ebola virus of today).

Coins with the reverse legend APOLL SALVTARI (ďApollo the HealerĒ) exist on coins of Trebonianus Gallus, Volusian, Aemilian, and Valerian I. This reverse type is certainly to be interpreted as an appeal to Apollo for deliverance from the plague that was spreading through the Empire at this time.
3 commentsCallimachusJun 19, 2019
06g. Constantine as Caesar: Treveri follis.39 viewsFollis, Summer 307, Treveri mint.
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C / Laureate bust of Constantine.
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM / Genius standing, holding patera and cornucopia. S in left field; A in right field.
Mint mark: PTR
7.75 gm., 27 mm.
RIC #719b; PBCC #122; Sear #15520.
1 commentsCallimachusJun 14, 2019
06f. Constantine as Caesar: Lugdunum follis.28 viewsFollis, Spring 307, Lugdunum mint.
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS N C / Laureate bust of Constantine.
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM / Genius standing, holding patera and cornucopia. Lighted altar at left. N in right field.
Mint mark: PLG
6.86 gm., 34.5 mm.
RIC #213b; PBCC #246; Sear #15525.
CallimachusJun 14, 2019
31. Eadwig.11 viewsPenny, 955-959, possibly minted in York.
Obverse: +E-A-DǷIG REX / Small cross.
Reverse: HERIG / +++ / 'ER MO
Moneyer: Heriger.
1.40 gm., 21 mm.
North #724; Seaby #1122.

Provenance: Tetney Hoard, 1945.
E.J. Winstanley Collection.
1 commentsCallimachusApr 03, 2019
Severus Alexander / RIC 288 var.7 viewsDenarius, 222-224 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAD AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: LIBERTAS AVG / Aequitas standing, holding scales and cornucopiae.
3.12 gm., 18.5 mm.
RIC #288 var.

The most interesting thing about this coin is the die error on the reverse. With the legend LIBERTAS AVG, the figure should be Libertas, holding a pileus and sceptre. Instead the figure is of Aequitas, holding scales and cornucopiae.

This very coin was apparently discussed and pictured in Moneytrend 9, 2008, pp 146 f. and plate 27.
CallimachusJan 22, 2019
34a. Aethelred II.46 viewsPenny, 979-985, First Hand type, York mint.
Obverse: +∆–ELRED REX ANGLOX / Diademed bust of Aethelred, right.
Reverse: +ZTYR M-O EOFER / Hand of Christ between A and ω .
Moneyer: Ztyr.
1.42 gm., 21 mm.
North #766; Seaby #1144.

The moneyer Ztyr is not listed as being a moneyer for Aethelred's First Hand type from York. However, there is a moneyer named Styr at York who coined for Edward the Martyr, 975-978. Ztyr is probably the same man.
2 commentsCallimachusDec 18, 2017
06d. Constantine as Caesar: London follis.18 viewsFollis, summer 307, Londinium mint.
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C / Laureate bust of Constantine.
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM / Genius standing, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Mint mark: PLN
7.05 gm., 28 mm.
RIC #88b; PBCC #11; Sear unlisted.
CallimachusNov 30, 2017
51. Valerian II.10 viewsAntoninianus, 256 - 258 AD, Cologne mint.
Obverse: VALERIANVS CAES / Radiate bust of Valerian II.
Reverse: IOVI CRESCENTI / The infant Jupier siting on a goat.
3.16 gm., 22 mm.
RIC #3; Sear #10731.

In all of Roman coinage, this coin of Valerian II is the only coin which has this reverse legend and type.

According to legend, the infant Zeus (Jupiter, Jove) was hidden in the cave of Dicte on Crete where he was suckled by a goat. He was hidden from his father Cronus, who intended to eat him just as he had swallowed all of Zeus' other siblings, to escape the prophesy that he would be succeeded by his son.
CallimachusNov 11, 2017
Severus Alexander / RIC 30213 viewsDenarius, ca 222-223 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG / Victoria running, holding wreath and palm.
2.61 gm., 19 mm.
RIC #302.

The obverse legend is the shortened legend that was occasionally used in Antioch, and is enough to attribute this coin to Antioch. Perhaps unusual, though, is the broken obverse legend -- IMPSEVALE XANDAVG -- which I have not seen on other coins of Severus Alexander. If this were a coin of Elagabalus from Antioch, the broken legend would be significant because it divides the Antioch denarii into two different issues: the large first issue (unbroken legend) and the second smaller issue (broken legend). So, at this point I do not know if this broken obverse legend is significant or not.
CallimachusAug 02, 2017
33. Edward the Martyr.41 viewsPenny, 975-978, Stamford mint.
Obverse: +EADǷEARD REX ANGLO / Diademed bust of Edward.
Reverse: +ǷACER M-O STAMFO. / small cross.
Moneyer: Wacer.
1.36 gm., 20 mm.
North #763; Seaby #1142.
CallimachusMay 31, 2017
Severus Alexander / RIC 141 var. 16 viewsDenarius, 222-223 AD, Antioch mint.
Obv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI / Jupiter standing, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
2.75 gm., 17.5 mm.
RIC #141 var.

This coin is not listed in RIC as coming from Antioch. The closest coin listed in RIC is #141, so I've listed this coin as a variety of that number.
CallimachusMay 31, 2017
54. Henry IV.26 viewsPenny, heavy coinage: 1399-1412, York mint.
Obverse: +HENRIC REX ANGL Z FRANC / Crowned bust, facing.
Reverse: CIVITAS EBORACI / Long cross with three pellets in each angle, quatrefoil at center.
Classification: The identifying feature of the mint of York is the Quatrefoil at the center of the reverse cross. The broad face with rounded chin identifies the specific catalog numbers in both North and Seaby.

1.03 gm., 18 mm.
North #1351; Seaby #1722.

Provenance: ex. Lord Stewartby collection.
1 commentsCallimachusApr 19, 2017
30c. Constantine II: Antioch.25 viewsAE3, 335, Antioch mint.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C / Laureate bust of Constantine II.
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS / Two soldiers, each holding spear and shield, two standards between them.
Mint mark: SMANS
2.17 gm., 16 mm.
RIC #87; LRBC #1357; Sear #17343.
1 commentsCallimachusFeb 11, 2017
Elagabalus / RIC 172.44 viewsDenarius, 219 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG . . / Laureate bust of Elagabalus.
Reverse: PONT MAX T P II COS II / Mars walking left, holding laurel branch and trophy.
3.81 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #172 var.; Sear unlisted.

The reverse legend has only a T P in it rather than the normal TR P. That is why I listed it as a variety of RIC #172.
3 commentsCallimachusNov 11, 2016
Severus Alexander / RIC 274.17 viewsDenarius, ca 222 - 223 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG / Aequitas standing, holding scales and cornucopiae. Star at left.
2.36 gm., 19 mm.
RIC #274; Sear #7856.
CallimachusOct 14, 2016
45. Philip II as Caesar.18 viewsAntoninianus, ca 244 -246 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES / Radiate bust of Philip II.
Reverse: PIETAS AVGVSTOR / Sacrificial implements: sprinkler, simpulum, jug, knife, lituus.
4.49 gm., 23 mm.
RIC #215; Sear #9239.
CallimachusAug 20, 2016

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65. Elagabalus & Julia Maesa.14 viewsAE27, Marcianopolis, Moesia.
Obverse: AVT K MAVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVT / Busts of Elagabalus and Julia Maesa facing each other.
Reverse: VΠ IVOΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN / Jupiter standing, holding patera and staff. E in field to left.
13.5 gm., 28 mm.

The reverse legend indicates this coin was minted while Julius Antonius Seleucus was magistrate.

051. L. Aelius Verus.29 viewsDenarius, 137 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: L AELIVS CAESAR / bust of Aelius.
Reverse: TR POT COS II PIETAS / Pietas standing before altar, holding box of perfumes in left hand.
3.63 gm., 17 mm.
RIC #Hadrian 439; Sear #3971.
1 commentsCallimachus
37. Harthacnut.24 viewsPenny, 1035-1042; Lund, Denmark (now Sweden) mint.
Obverse: +HAR–ECNVT / Crowned and cuirassed bust of Harthacnut.
Reverse: +TOCI ON LVDI / Cross, with a crescent in the second and fourth quarters.
Moneyer: Toci.
1.02 gm., 17 mm.
Seaby #1170.
14. Rhodes: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.16 viewsTetradrachm, ca 201 - 190 BC, Rhodes mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΔΑΜΑΤΡΙΟΣ and rosebud at left, ΡΟ under throne.
16.89 gm., 32 mm.
P. #2521; M. #1162.

In 202 - 201 BC, Philip V of Macedon was threatening the cities of Asia Minor. Pergamum and Rhodes were political and military rivals, but they were allies against this common aggressor. Each city struck coins of the Alexander type so that the fleet and army assembled in this alliance could be paid in a common currency. By 190 BC old animosities reemerged and the joint coinage ended.