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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.)

37 files, last one added on Nov 11, 2017

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.

68 files, last one added on Nov 30, 2017

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
31. Eadwig.3 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.3 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.38 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.13 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.8 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 30211 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.28 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. 13 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.22 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.22 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 172.39 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 274.15 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.16 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
29. Eadmund.17 viewsPenny, 939-946.
Obverse: +EADMVND REX / Small cross.
Reverse: HVNSI / + + + / GE MO
Moneyer: Hunsige.
1.22 gm., 22 mm.
North #689; Seaby #1105.

Perhaps of interest on this coin is the up-side-down A instead of a V in the king's name.
CallimachusJun 04, 2016
05 Diocletian: Lugdunum follis.20 viewsFollis, 303-305 AD, Lugdunum mint.
Obverse: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG / Laureate bust of Diocletian facing left.
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI / Genius standing, altar at feet, chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera, and cornucopiae. Star in right field.
Mint mark: PLC
8.52 gm., 27 mm.
RIC #177a; Sear unlisted.
CallimachusMay 28, 2016
62 Constantius I as Caesar: Cyzicus post reform radiate.14 views"Post-Reform Radiate," ca 295 - 299 AD, Cyzicus mint.
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES / Radiate bust of Constantius.
Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM / Galerius standing, receiving globe (surmounted by Victory) from Jupiter, also standing and holding sceptre.
Mint mark: K B
3.71 gm gm., 22 mm.
RIC #18a; Sear #14104.
CallimachusMay 23, 2016

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35 Maximian: Cyzicus follis.24 viewsFollis, 297 - 299 AD, Cyzicus mint.
Obverse: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG / Laureate bust of Maximian.
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI / Genius standing, chlamys over left shoulder, pouring liquid from patera, and holding cornucopiae.
Mint mark: K Δ
8.46 gm., 28.5 mm.
RIC #12b; Sear #13269.
1 commentsCallimachus
91. Koinon of Macedonia.34 viewsAE 25, ca mid 3'rd century AD, Beroea.
Obverse: AΛEΞANΔΡO&Upsilon / Diademed head of Alexander.
Reverse: KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NE / Soldier standing, holding a spear and a parazonium.
9.66 gm., 25 mm.
Moushmov #7206.

Minted some 550+ years after his death, The portrait of Alexander on this coin was likely copied from a coin of Lysimachos.
1 commentsCallimachus
24k. Crispus: London.15 viewsAE3, 324 - 325, Londinium mint.
Obverse: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES / Laureate bust of Crispus.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS / Camp gate with two turrets, star above.
Mint mark: PLON
2.86 gm., 19.5 mm.
RIC #295; LRBC #4; Sear #16791.
78. Aurelian.10 viewsAntoninianus, 270 - 275 AD, possibly minted in Siscia.
Obverse: AVRELIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Aurelian.
Reverse: ORIENS AVG / Sol standing, right hand raised, left hand holding globe; captive at his feet. S in exergue.
3.97 gm., 21 mm.
RIC #248.

Attribution: There are three coins listed in RIC that have the correct obverse legend (5), portrait (F), and reverse type: RIC 135 Milan, RIC 248 Siscia, and RIC 277 Serdicia. The characteristics of coins from Siscia found on this coin are busts with long necks, and square A and V. I have tentatively attributed this coin to Siscia based on these characteristics.