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LYSIMACHUS (Lysimachos) 305-281 BCE, With Countermark of KALLATIS 73 viewsMint, Thrace
Obverse: Head of Athena attic helmet.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛΥΣIMAXOΥ, lion running jumping right, spearhead below
Nice smooth, deep-green patina. SNG COP 1149-1151, McClean 4499. s.sch.4.80g/22mm
NORMAN K
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Г (incised)322 viewsPISIDIA. Ariassus. Julia Mamaea. 25. A.D. 222-235. Obv: IOVΛIAMA-MEAC(EB...). Diademed and draped bust right; Incises countermark before. Rev: (A)PIACC(EΩN). Dioscuri standing naked, each infront of a horse, holding a spear; above star in crescent. Ref: BMC -; SNG France (3) -; SNG Aul -. Axis: 195. Weight: 9.29 g. CM: Г (incised), incuse, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 778 (11 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Γ in rectangular punch226 viewsLYDIA. Thyatira. Elagabalus. 26. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVTKMAAN-TΩNEINOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on lower part of bust. Rev: (ΘVA)TEIP-HNΩN. Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder. Ref: BMC -; cf. Sear 3072 (same obv. die). Axis: 165. Weight: 7.92 g. CM: Γ in rectangular punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 772, 774 or 777 (?). Note: The coin is light for 772, has greater greater diamater than 774 and is not as late as 777. Collection Automan.
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Δ and KA (monogram of)208 viewsCILICIA. Seleuceia ad Calycadnum. Severus Alexander. 28. A.D. 222-235. Obv: AV▪K▪M▪AVP▪CEOVHPAΛEZA-NΔPO. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) on chest, (2) partly under (1). Rev: CEΛE(-YKEΩN)KAΛY-KA-ΔNΩ. Tyche of Seleuceia seated left on rock in distyle shrine, holding grains; river-god Calycadnus swimming left below. Ref: BMC -; SNG Levante Supp. 196 (same obv. die, var. rev. leg.). Axis: 195. Weight: 9.91 g. CM(1): Δ containing dot, in triangular punch, 6 x 5 mm. Howgego 670 (206 pcs). Note: Not likely to be a denominational countermark. CM(2): Monogram of K and A, in shaped punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 618 (52 pcs). Note: The countermark likely refers to Calycadnum. Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ and NIKO228 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR. Nikopolis ad Istrum. Septimius Severus. 27. A.D. 193-211. Obv: (VK)ΛCEΠ-CEVHPOC (...) or similar. Laureate bust right; countermark (1) on shoulder. Rev: VΠAVPΓAΛΛOVNIKOΠOΛITΠPOCIC. River-god reclining left, leaning against urn (?), holding branch in right hand; Countermark (2) to left. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 60. Weight: 11.68 g. CM(1): Δ, incuse punch, 7 x 6 mm. Howgego 782 (3 pcs). CM(2): NIKO, incuse, 14 x 5 mm. Howgego 553 (3 pcs, 2 of which on reverse). Note: All coins that have the Δ c/m apparently also bear the NIKO c/m and vice-versa, so they must have been applied at the same time. Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ and Six-pointed star224 viewsCILICIA. Ninica-Claudiopolis. Maximinus I. 28. A.D. 235-238. Obv: IMPCSIVLVERMAXIMINVS. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) before face, (2) on bust. Rev: NIN-C-CLAV. Colonist ploughing behind two oxen, in background vexillum. Ref: BMC 8. Axis: 360. Weight: 9.86 g. CM (1): Δ containing dot, all within circle; circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 669 (49 pcs). Not likely to be a denominational countermark. CM (2): Six-pointed star, incuse, 6 mm from point to point. Howgego 451 (45 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ containing dot198 viewsCILICIA. Seleuceia ad Calycadnum. Gordian III. 33. A.D. 238-244. Obv: (ANTΩNI)OC-(ΓΩPΔIAN)OC, (C)EBA. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: CELEUKEΩ-N-(TΩΠPOCTΩK)-AΛV-KAΔ-NΩ. Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand and resting left hand on shield, behind which rises a spear. Ref: BMC 37. Axis: 180. Weight: 19.13 g. CM: Δ containing dot, in triangular punch, c. 6 x 5 mm. Howgego 670 (206 pcs). Note: Not likely to be a denominational countermark. Collection Automan. Automan
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Δ containing dot145 viewsCILICIA. Ninica-Claudiopolis. Maximinus I. 23. A.D. 235-238. Obv: (IMP)MAXIMINVΓPI. Laureate head right; Countermark on neck. Rev: NI-NI-CL-Ω-ΩΔ. Two vexilla. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 180. Weight: 6.92 g.CM: Δ containing dot, all within circle; circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 669 (49 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ in circular punch193 viewsARABIA PETRAEA. Petra. Septimius Severus. 22. A.D. 193-211. Obv: ()-CEOYHPON(). Laureate head right; countermark on shoulder. Rev: ()-MHTPOΠ(). Tyche seated left on rock, holding trophy in right hand and stele in extended left hand (?). Ref: Spijkerman 28v; BMC -. Axis: 360. Weight: 7.24 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 801 (19 pcs). Note: May bave been countermarked during reign of Elagabalus, although this is uncertain since the coins of Elagabalus were too small to be countermarked Δ, and no coins were issued after his reign. Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ in circular punch213 viewsIONIA. Smyrna. Civic. 20. Time of Gordian to Valerian. Obv: .IEPACVNKΛHTOC. Laureate and draped bust of the Roman Senate right, countermark on bust. Rev: CMVPΓNE-ΩKOPΩN. Figure of Tyche holding rudder and cornucopia, inside tetrastyle temple. Ref: Ex. Lindgren II:556; BMC 233. Axis: 180. Weight: 4.95 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 791 (34 pcs). Note: The countermark was probably not applied before the time of the joint reign of Valerian and Gallienus. Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ in circular punch222 viewsBITHYNIA. Tium. Civic. 24. First half of 3rd century A.D. Obv: .TE-IOC. Diademed and draped bust of Teos right; countermark on neck. Rev: TIAN-ΩN. Dionysus standing facing, head left, emptying contents of cantharus, holding thyrsus. Ref: BMC -; SNG von Aulock 928ff (obverse).Axis: 30. Weight: 5.72 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 789 (34 pcs). Note: The latest coin bearing this countermark was issued for Hostilian. Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ in circular punch202 viewsUncertain mint, likely of Balkan origin. Septimius Severus. 28 (4 Assaria?). A.D. 193-211. Obv: (...)CE(...). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark behind head. Rev: Inscription largely obliterated, N (?) in exurge. Artemis (?) running right. Axis: 225. Weight: 13.09 g. CM: Δ in circular punch. Howgego 781, 783, 784 (?). Note: Δ countermarks have recently been found on many coins of the region, indicating that the coins in question are valued at 4 assaria. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Δ in circular punch173 viewsMACEDON (?). Thessalonica (?). Augustus. 22. 27 B.C.- A.D. 14. Obv: KAIΣAP-(ΣEBAΣTOΣ) or similar. Laureate head right; countermark before chin. Rev: Inscription obliterated. City ethnic in wreath. Weight: 9.25 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 706 (1 pc). Note: Howgego lists only one (!) coin of the period, where the countermark may be a Δ. That coin was struck for Octavian in Thessalonica, dated to 28/27 B.C. It is listed as "not verified" and the countermark described as A or Δ. In regard to [107], the countermark is very clearly Δ! Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ, 6-pointed star and Nike139 viewsCILICIA. Ninica-Claudiopolis. Maximinus I. 28. A.D. 235-238. Obv: (...MA)XIMINVΓP(A)UTΛ or similar. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 4 countermarks: (1) before face, (2) on shoulder; (3) before chest, (4) behind neck. Rev: (C)-OLN-(I)NI-CLAUΔ. Colonist ploughing behind two oxen, in background vexillum, star before colonist. Ref: BMC 8 (var. obv. leg.). Axis: 210. Weight: 10.70 g. CM(1): Six-pointed star, incuse, 6 mm from point to point. Howgego 451 (45 pcs). CM(2): Δ containing dot, all within circle; circular punch, 6 mm. . Howgego 669 (49 pcs). Note: Not likely to be a denominational countermark. CM(3-4): Nike right, in oval punch, c. 5 x 8 mm (not certain!). Howgego 262 (34 pcs). Note:The sequence of application appears to have been (1) Δ in circle (669), (2) six-pointed star (451), and (3) Nike (262). Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ, six-pointed star, eagle and Nike (6 cmks!)150 viewsCILICIA. Ninica-Claudiopolis. Maximinus I. 27. A.D. 235-238. Obv: OIMPCSIVLVERMAXIMINVS. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 6 countermarks: (1) to right, before bust, (2) on lower part of bust, (3) on neck, (4) behind and on back of head, (5) on upper part of head, (6) before head. Rev: NINIC-OL-CLA-UΔI, OPOLI in ex. Tetrastyle temple containing emperor, standing left, holding patera and spear. Ref: BMC 10; Sear GIC 3548 (same dies). Axis: 360. Weight: 9.12 g. CM(1): Δ containing dot, all within circle; circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 669 (49 pcs). Note: Not likely to be a denominational countermark. CM(2): Six-pointed star, incuse, 6 mm from point to point. Howgego 451 (45 pcs). CM(3): Eagle standing right with head left, in shaped punch, c. 4 x 7 mm. Howgego 338 (11 pcs). CM(4): Nike right, in oval punch, c. 5 x 8 mm. Howgego 262 (34 pcs). CM(5): Similar to CM(4). CM(6): Similar to CM(4). Note: The sequence of application appears to have been 669-451-262-338. Automan
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ΔAK188 viewsSyria-Coele, Leucas ad Chrysoroas, Balanea Leucas. Trajan 103 A.D. (Year 55). AE-21 mm, 7.67 grs. AV: AU KAI NER - TRAIANOC, Laur. head to right, within dotted border, Rectangular CM: ΔAK, Howgego 529 (43 pcs). RV: [LEU]KAD[EwN], Emperor with szepter in quadriga to right, in the field: EN (Year 55), within dotted border. Note: The CM (ΔAK) refers to Trajan's title "Dacicus". Interestingly, the title is already present on the coin. It has therefore been suggested by H.Seyrig that its application was a means for raising money for a gift for the emperor. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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ΔAK in rectangular punch136 viewsSYRIA: COELE SYRIA. Leucas. Trajan. 22. A.D. 102/103 (year 55). Obv: (AY)KAINEP-TRAIA(NOCΔAK...) or similar. Laureate head right; countermark before. Rev: (ΛEYKAΔIWN)-KΛAYΔIEWN, EN in field. Emperor, holding sceptre, in quadriga galloping right. Ref: BMC 3; Sear GIC 1082. Axis: 30. Weight: 9.16 g. CM: ΔAK in rectangular punch, 6 x 3 mm. Howgego 529 (43 pcs). Note: Interestingly, the title Dacicus is already part of the inscription of the coin. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘEC146 viewsMACEDON. Thessalonica. Nero. 27. A.D. 54-68. Obv: KAICAP-NEPWN. Bare head left; countermark on head. Rev: ΘECCA-ΛONIKH. Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath in extended right hand, palm branches in left hand. Ref: BMC -; RPC 1593 (2 pcs). Axis: 15. Weight: 22.04 g. CM: ΘEC in rectangular punch, 7 x 3 mm. Howgego 537 (7 pcs). Howgego notes that the countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/69, sanctioning coins of Nero. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘEC in rectangular punch133 viewsMACEDON. Thessalonica. Nero. 23. A.D. 54-68. Obv: NE(PΩNC)EBAΣΣ-TOΣKAIΣAP (sic.). Bare head left; countermark across neck. Rev: ΘECCAΛ-ONIKH-ΩN in three lines in oak-wreath, eagle at top. Ref: BMC -; RPC 1603 (5 pcs); Axis: 180. Weight: 7.36 g. Note: The name and face of Nero have been erased (damnatio). CM: ΘEC in rectangular punch, 7 x 3 mm. Howgego 537 (7 pcs). Note: Howgego notes that the countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/69, sanctioning coins of Nero. He also notes that the application of the countermark was not directly connected with the erasure of the name and face of Nero, since this was done to only one of the seven specimens he identified. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘY (monogram of)146 viewsLYDIA. Thyatira. Severus Alexander. 20. A.D. 222-235. Obv: AΛEΞ(A)N-ΔPOC. Laureate bust right; countermark on head. Rev: ΘVAT-E-IPHN. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ref: BMC -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Cop -; Lindgren -.Axis: 180. Weight: 3.76 g. CM: Monogram of Θ and Y, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 617 (11 pcs). Note: Undoubtedly the countermark refers to the city of Thyatira where the host coin was issued. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘY (monogram of)148 viewsLYDIA. Thyatira. Elagabalus. 26. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVTKMAAN-TΩNEINOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on lower part of bust. Rev: (ΘVAT-E-I-)PHNΩN. Athena seated left, holding palladium in right extended arm, resting left arm on spear, wheel-like shield resing against throne. Ref: BMC 114. Axis: 180. Weight: 7.60 g. Note: Same obverse die as Sear (GIC) 3072. CM: Monogram of Θ and Y, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 617 (11 pcs). Note: Undoubtedly the countermark refers to the city of Thyatira where the host coin was issued. Collection Automan.Automan
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Λ (or possibly Δ)152 viewsCILICIA. Adana (?). Elagabalus. 34. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVKMAVPANTΩNEINOCCEΓ (or similar), Π-Π on either side of portrait. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on head. Rev: AΔAN-EΩN (?). Zeus seated left on throne, holding staff in left hand and patera right hand, right arm extended. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 165. Weight: 22.31 g. CM: Λ (or possibly Δ) in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego -. Note: Deeply recessed countermark. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΛΓΓ139 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Gabala. Caracalla. 22. A.D. 198-217. Obv: (AVKMAANTΩNEINOC) or similar. Laureate bust right; countermark across shoulder. Rev: Γ(ABAΛEΩ)N. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ref: BMC Axis: 180. Weight: 7.53 g. CM: ΛΓΓ in rectangular punch, 7.5 x 4 mm. Howgego 551 (5 pcs). Note: Howgego describes the countermark as either ΛΠ or ΛΓI, while this specimen reads ΛΓΓ. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΠCEΠT-ΓETAKA234 viewsARABIA PETRAEA. Petra. Geta. 24. A.D. 198-209. Obv: (ΠCEΠT-ΓETAKA) or similar. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks, (1) on bust, (2) behind bust. Rev: (AΔPIΠETP-AMHTPOΠ) or similar. Tyche seated left on rock, holding trophy in right hand and stele in extended left hand (?). Ref: Spijkerman 48. Axis: 360. Weight: 7.28 g. CM(1): Δ in circular punch, 5.5 mm.Howgego 801 (19 pcs). CM(2): Second application of same CM. Collection Automan.Automan
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"B" Countermark170 viewsUncertain provincial, possibly Philip II, with the reverse of Homonia holding a cornucopia and patera, sacrificing over an altar Sid
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"EVMENEΩN" and "ΦIΛΩNIΔOY" (monograms to be read as)120 viewsPHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Fulvia. 19. Ca. 41-40 B.C. Obv: Draped bust of Fulvia as winged Nike r.; 2 cms, (1) on head, (2) above head. Rev: (ΦYΛOYIANΩN) to right, ΣMEPTOPIΓ(OΣ)/(ΦIΛΩNIΔOY) in 2 lines to l. Athena adv. l., hld. spear and shield. Ref: BMC 20-21 (?); RPC 3139 (7 pcs). Axis: 330. Weight: 6.84 g. Magistrate: Zmertorigos Philopatris. Note: Eumeneia changed its name to Fulvia on the occasion of Mark Antony's journey to the east in 41 B.C., likely propmting the issue of coins. After Fulvia died the city took back its old name. On BMC 21 the ethnic "ΦYΛOVIANΩN" may be purposefully erased, which also seems to be the case on this specimen! Both coins are countermarked, and the cm's may be read "EVMENEΩN" and "ΦIΛΩNIΔOY". The purpose of countermarking in combination with the erasure of the city name, thus, seems to have been to make note of second name change. CM(1): Monogram of EVMNO (?), in circ. punch, 4 mm. CM(2): Monogram of ΦIΛNΔ (?), in circ. punch, 3.5 mm. Collection Automan.Automan
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5-pointed star122 viewsSYRIA: COMMAGENE. Zeugma. Antoninus Pius. 20. A.D. 138-161. Obv: AYT(OKAITIANAΔPIANTWNEINOCCE) or similar. Laureate head right; Countermark on neck. Rev: (ZEV)-ГMA-(TWN), (A) in upper field to left (?). Tetrastyle temple, with periobolos containing grove, and having on right and left a collonade and in front a portico or panelled wall of two stories. Ref: BMC 1 (obv. or sim.)/2 (rev.; var. leg. breaks, though). Axis: 360. Weight: 6.03 g. Note: The meaning of the numerals on the reverse is not known, but may indicate issue. CM: 5-pointed star, in roughly square punch with rounded corners, 4 mm. Howgego 453 var. (32 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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5-pointed star in shaped punch153 viewsSYRIA: COMMAGENE. Zeugma. Antoninus Pius. 20. A.D. 138-161. Obv: (AYTOKAITIAAΔ)PIA.-AN(TWNINOCCEB...) or similar. Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: ZEY-ΓMA-TEWN, A above to left. Tetrastyle temple, with periobolos containing grove, and having on right and left a colonnade and in front a portico or panelled wall of two stories. Ref: BMC 1 (obv)/2 (rev). Axis: 360. Weight: 8.37 g. Note: The meaning of the numerals on the reverse is not known, but may indicate issue. CM: 5-pointed star in shaped punch, 5 mm from point to point. Howgego 453 (32 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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A in rectangular punch111 viewsSAMARIA. Neapolis. Elagabalus. 22. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVTKMAVPA-NTWNINOC. Laureade, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: (ΦΛNEACΠOΛCVPΠAΛ). Mt. Gerzim, consisting of two rocky masses; the left surmounted by temple approached by stairway; the right has altar on summit. Ref: BMC 95; Sear GIC 3122. Axis: 30. Weight: 11.38 g. CM: A in rectangular punch, 2 x 3 mm. Howgego 666 (37 pcs). Note: The "A" may stand for (Severus) Alexander. Collection Automan.Automan
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AΔP110 viewsSYRIA: COELE SYRIA. Leucas. Macrinus. 26. A.D. 217 (year 254). Obv: (AVK)OΠEMA-KPEINOCCE. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: (Λ)EV(KAΔIΩN), Δ N C in ex. Emperor (?) in quadriga facing. Ref: SNG Switzerland 2174 (var. obv. bust); Lindgren 2187 (?). Axis: 360. Weight: 16.84 g. CM: AΔP in rectangular punch, 5.5 x 3 mm. Howgego 511 (12 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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AΔP93 viewsSYRIA: COELE SYRIA. Leucas. Macrinus. 27. A.D. 217 (year 254). Obv: (AV)KOΠEMA-KPEINO(CCE). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark behind. Rev: ΛE-VKAΔIΩN, (Δ N C) in ex. Emperor (?) in quadriga, galloping right. Ref: Sear GIC 2956. Axis: 360. Veight: 15.97 g. CM: AΔP in rectangular punch, 5.5 x 3 mm. Howgego 511 (12 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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AΔP125 viewsSYRIA: COELE SYRIA. Leucas. Trajan. 20. A.D. 102/103 (year 55). Obv: AYKAINEP-TRAIA(NOCΔAK...) or sim.Laur. head right; CM on neck. Rev: (ΛEYKAΔIWN)-KΛAYΔIEWN, EN in field. Emperor, hld. sceptre, in quadriga galloping right. Ref: BMC 3; Sear GIC 1082. Axis: 30. Weight: 6.52 g. CM: AΔP in rectangular punch, 5.5 x 3 mm. Howgego 511 (12 pcs). Note: Interestingly, no coins countermarks "AΔP" are also countermarked "ΔAK". "ΔAK" is clearly the more common of the two countermarks. The meaning of "AΔP" is uncertain. There are also coins of Macrinus from Leucas countermarked "AΔP", and Howgego therefore argues that it cannot refer to Hadrian. It seems odd, though, that issues of Trajan and Macrinus (but NONE of intervening emperors) should have been countermarked at the same time. If this really were the case, one would expect coins of Trajan to be heavily worn, which is not the case. Collection Automan.Automan
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A.Pius, Tyche and SAE179 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Trajan. 26. A.D. 114-116 (year 162 or 163 in the era of Laodiceia). Obv: (AVTOKPNEPTPAIANOCAPICTKAICCEBΓEPΔAK) or similar. Laureate head right; 3 countermarks: (1) on neck, (2) before face, (3) on head. Rev: (IOVΛIEWNTWNKAI)-ΛAO(ΔIKEWNBΞP) or sim. Turreted bust of Tyche right, uncertain inscription in field to right. Ref: BMC 40-52 (?); Sear GIC 1080(v?). Axis: 360. Weight: 8.37 g. CM(1): Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right, in oval punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 113 (156 pcs). CM(2): Turreted bust of Tyche right, in oval punch, 4 x 5 mm (?). Howgego 203 ? (4 pcs). CM(3): SAE in rectangular punch, 8 x 4 mm. Howgego 572 (7 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Achaemenid Dynasty, Darius-Artaxerxes I AR siglos (420-375 BC).142 viewso/ The king in kneeling-running stance, holding a bow and dagger.
r/ Incuse punch.
Several small punch-marks stamped by private merchants or money-changers, most likely for currency in India
5,58g. 14mm
Augustin Caron
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ADeltaP180 viewsTrajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Leucas, Coele-Syria
9239. Bronze AE 21, SGI 1082, F, 7.73g, 21.1mm, 0o, Leucas ad Chrysoroas mint, 102/103 A.D.; obverse AY KAI NEP TPAIANOC [ ... ], laureate head right, countermarked; reverse LEIKADIWN KLAYDIEWN, Trajan, holding scepter, in galloping quadriga right; date EN (year 55 of the Era of Leucas = 102/103 A.D.); $90.00
The obverse countermark appears to read ADR, Emperor Hadrian; however a nearly identical mark has been interpreted as DeltaAK, Trajan's title Dacius.
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Alexander III, Cyprus Amathus 107 viewsAlexander the great AE
Amathus,Cyprus
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles right
Reverse: Club and quiver,below ,eagle flying left,star over quiver.Between ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
16.47mm 4.48g
PRICE 3090 ,TZIAMBAZIS 38/3
maik
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AN countermark in rectangle punch.30 viewsCopper as, RIC Caligula 58, BMC II 161, SRCV I 556, Rome mint, 10.2 g, 27.6 mm diam.
Obverse - M AGRIPPA L F COS II. Head left wearing a rostral crown.
Reverse - S - C . Neptune standing left, dolphin in right, trident vertical behind in left. A N in rectangle Counter mark above left.
Military commander, Friend of Augustus, Grandfather of Caligula, Great-grandfather of Nero.
NORMAN K
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Anchor153 viewsCilicia, Kings, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 B.C. AE-21 mm, 7.61 grs. AV: Head of the King with diadem to right, dotted border, oval CM. RV: BASILEWS / TARKONDIMO / TOY either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and Scepter. CM: Anchor. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Anchor131 viewsCilicia, Kings, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 B.C.AE-21 mm, 4.78 grs. AV: Head of the King with diadem to right, dotted border, oval CM. RV: BASILEWS / TARKONDIMO / TOY either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and Scepter. CM: Anchor. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Anchor188 viewsSyria, Seleucid Kingdom. AE-17 mm, 4.47 grs. AV: Head of Helios(?) to right. RV: Apollo(?) to left, altar behind, traces of legend. Circular CM: Anchor. Collection: Mueller.1 commentsAutoman
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Anchor84 viewsTitus and Domitian, 79-81 A.D.
Germe, Lydia
Bronze AE 16
F, 3.038g, 17.3mm, 0*, RPC 930, SNG Cop 135, BMC Lydia -

obv. AYTO KAI CEBAC, Laureate head if Titus right
rev. AYTO KAI CEBAC, Laureate head of Domitian right

Each side countermarked with uncertain object within round punch. One probably an anchor.
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Anchor and Calf's head189 viewsPersia, Achaimen. Kings, 475-420 B.C. AR-Siglos 13/17 mm, 5.41 gr. AV: The Great King kneeling right, shooting with bow. Round CM(1): Anchor; CM(2): Calf's head to right. RV: Oblong, incuse Punch. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Anchor, Seleukid type220 viewsSide, Pamphylia, Asia Minor, 333 - 187 B.C.
10094. Silver tetradrachm, S 5432 var, VF, 16.2g, 29mm, 0o, obverse head of Athena right in a crested Corinthian helmet, countermarked with a Seleukid type anchor; reverse Nike advancing left holding wreath, pomegranate in left field, KL-E below (magistrates name); sold.
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Antoninus Pius (head of)137 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Antoninus Pius. 25. A.D. 142/143 (year 190 (?) in the era of Laodiceia). Obv: (AVTOKAITIAIΛIAΔPIA)-NTΩNEIN(ONC) or similar. Laureate head left (possibly draped and cuirassed bust); countermark on neck. Rev: (IOVΛIE)ΩNTΩN-KAIΛAOΔIK(EΩN). Turreted bust of Tyche left, inscription in field to left (?), in field to right ΓP (?). Ref: BMC 67-69 (?); Sear 1497v. Axis:360. Weigth: 9.71 g. CM: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right, in oval punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 113 (156 pcs). Note: Since the head is that of A. Pius and the latest countermarked coins were struck in A.D. 143/4, the countermarking can be dated to A.D. 143/4-161. Collection Automan.Automan
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Antoninus Pius (head of)143 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Trajan. 25. A.D. 114-116 (year 162 or 163 in the era of Laodiceia). Obv: (AVTOKPNEPTPAI)ANOCAPICTKAI(CCEBΓEPΔAK) or similar. Laureate head right; countermark below chin. Rev: (IOVΛIEWNTW)NKAI-ΛAOΔ(IKEWNBΞP) or similar. Turreted bust of Tyche right, uncertain inscription in field to right. Ref: BMC 40-52 (?); Sear GIC 1080(v?). Axis: 30. Weight: 7.64 g. CM: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right, in oval punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 113 (156 pcs). Note: Since the head is that of A. Pius and the latest countermarked coins were struck in A.D. 143/4, the countermarking can be dated to A.D. 143/4-161. Collection Automan.Automan
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Antoninus Pius (head of)157 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Antoninus Pius. 25. A.D. 140/141 (year 188 in the era of Laodiceia). Obv: (AVTOKAITIAIΛIAΔPIA-NTΩNEINONC) or similar. Laureate head left; countermark on neck. Rev: IOVΛ(IE)WNTWN(K)-AIΛAOΔIKEWN, KO in field to left, HΠP in field to right. Turreted and draped bust of Tyche left. Ref: BMC 64 (?); Sear GIC 1497. Axis: 330. Weight: 9.77 g. CM: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right, in oval punch, 4 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 113 (156 pcs). Note: Since the head is that of A. Pius and the latest countermarked coins were struck in A.D. 143/4, the countermarking can be dated to A.D. 143/4-161. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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AP Monogram225 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy II, Philadelphos, 285 - 246 B.C.
10785. Silver tetradrachm, Svoronos 714, SNG Cop 506-507, aVF, 14.08g, 26.5mm, 0o, Phoenicia, Sidon mint, obverse diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis, small D behind ear; reverse PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, SI left, AP countermark right; slightly frosty; $125.00
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Apameia --AE22.220 viewsApameia --AE22. Zeus/Cult Status of Artemis Araitis. Owl c/m on obverse. (featherz)featherz
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Aphrodite (standing figure of)173 viewsLYDIA. Tralles. Tranquillina. 30. A.D. 241-244. Obv: ΦOY.CAB.T-PANKYΛΛINA. Draped bust right; countermark on lower front part of bust Rev: ()ΩNΠ ()I.KΛ.ΦIΛIΠΠON.KENTA(). Inscription around oak-wreath; inside wreath TPAΛΛIA-ΠYθIA on either side of tripod, which is encircled by serpent . Ref: BMC -. Axis: 165. Weight: 12.40 g. Note: Unpublished? CM: Cult statue of Aphrodite right, in oval punch, 6 x 8 mm. Howgego 228 (16 pcs). Note: The countermark of this coin was applied at Aphrodisias in Caria, where only foreign coins were countermarked to make them valid in that city. Collection Automan. Automan
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Apollo (head of)193 viewsThrace, Moesia Inferior, Kallatis. AE-20/23 mm, 4.61 grs. AV: Head of Dionysos with Ivy to right, in a dotted border. Round CM: Head of Apollo to right. RV: Monogram, Laurel wreath around, above KALLA, right in field: Thyrsos. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Apollo (head of), Lyre and Tripod182 viewsBythinia, Kings Prousias I., 228-185 BC. AE-27 mm, 10.14 grs. AV: Laur. head of Apollo to left. Round CM: Head of Apollo; oval CM: Lyre: rectangular CM: Tripod. RV: BASILEWS / PROUSIOU either side of Nike, left hand on a shield, the right crowning the Kings name. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Apollo (head of), Lyre and Tripod179 viewsBythinia, Kings, Prousias I., 228-185 BC. AE-27 mm, 9.82 grs. AV: Laur. head of Apollo to left. Round CM: Head of Apollo; oval CM: Lyre: rectangular CM: Tripod. RV: BASILEWS / PROUSIOU either side of Nike, left hand on a shield, the right crowning the Kings name. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Apollo (head of?)180 viewsThrace, Moesia Inferior, Kallatis. AE-21 mm, 9.69 grs. AV: Head of Dionysos with Ivy to right, in a dotted border. Round CM: Head of Apollo(?) to right. RV: EI, Laurel wreath around, above KALLA, right in field: Thyrsos. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Apollo (head of?)145 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochos ad Orontem, 1st cent. B.C. AE-23 mm, 11.57 gr. AV: Laur. head of Zeus to right, within a dotted border.
Round CM: Head of Apollo(?). RV: ANTIOXEWN THS / METROPOLEWN either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and scepter, above Keraunos, at feet cornucopia. Collection: Mueller.
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Apollo (head of?)188 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochos ad Orontem, 1st cent. B.C. AE-25 mm, 11.17 gr. AV: Laur. head of Zeus to right, within a dotted border.
Round CM: Head of Apollo(?). RV: ANTIOXEWN THS / METROPOLEWN either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and scepter, above Keraunos, at feet cornucopia. Collection: Mueller.
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Apollo (head of?)181 viewsThrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis. AE-21 mm, 7.20 grs. AV: Head of Dionysopolis with ivy to right. CM: Head of Apollo (?). RV: DIONY, ivy wreath, standing club, on either side a star in the field: TI -
MH. Collection: Mueller.
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Apollo (head of?)190 viewsMysia, Pergamon, 200-133 B.C. AE-17/20 mm, 8.12 grs. AV: Head of Athena in corinthian helmet to right. Circular CM: Head of Apollo (?) in a laurel-wreath. RV: AQHNAS / NIKHFOROU, Tropaion. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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ARABIA PETRAEA.155 viewsARABIA PETRAEA. Petra. Geta. 20. A.D. 198-209 (as Caesar). Obv: (...)ΠCE(...)-(ГETACKAICAP) or similar. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark before. Rev: AΔ(PI-ΠEP)TA-MHT. Within distyle temple, Tyche seated left, holding small stele in extended right hand, holding trophy in left hand. Ref: Spijkerman 51. Axis: 330. Weight: 7.75 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 801 (19 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Artemis holding bow130 viewsCILICIA. Anemurium. Severus Alexander. 31. A.D. 224/225 (year 3). Obv: ▪AV▪KAI▪M▪AV-(OVHPAΛEΞAN or similar)Δ, PON in field to left. Laureate head right; Countermark on neck. Rev: ETΓA-NE(MO)YPIEWN.Cult-Statue of Ephesian Artemis facing, single stag behind and to left. Ref: BMC -; SNG France 705 (var.). Axis: 180. 13.22 g. CM: Artemis the huntress standing right, holding bow, in oval punch, 3.5 x 5.5 mm. Howgego - (?).There are no countermarked coins of Anemurium listed by Howgego. None of the (few) Artemis huntress groups noted matches this one. While 232 is similar, this coin is probably too late. Collection Automan.Automan
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Asklepios, hld. serpent-staff162 viewsPHRYGIA. Acmoneia. Nero. 20. Circa A.D. 65. Obv: (NEPWNACE)BACTOИ-AKMONE(IC). Laureate head right, aegis on chest; above crescent; beneath winged caduceus (not visible); Countermark before. Rev: (CEP)OYHNIOYKAΠITWNO(CKAIIOYΛIACCEOYHPAC), EΠI APX TO Г in field to right. Zeus enthroned left, in right extended hand holding phiale over owl, resting left arm on sceptre. Ref: BMC 43; SNG Cop 29; RPC 3176. Axis: 330. Weight: 4.27 g. Magistrate: L. Servinius Capito (archon). Third issue. CM: Asklepios standing, holding serpent-encircled staff, in rectangular punch, 4.5 x 9 mm. Howgego 241 (12 pcs). Note: There was a local cult of Asklepios. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Aspendos -- Circa 420-410 BC. AR Stater291 viewsAspendos -- Circa 420-410 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.84 gm). Two wrestlers grappling; c/m's: tetraskeles in incuse circle, turtle(?) / Slinger to right; triskeles in field; c/m's: triskeles, male head right wearing petasos. Tekin Series A; SNG France 45; SNG Copenhagen 180. (featherz)featherz
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Athena136 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Gabala. Trajan. 21. A.D. 105/106 (year 152 of the Caesarean era). Obv: NEPKAIC-TPAIACEB(ΓEP). Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: ΓABAΛEΩN, BNP in field. Astarte (?) seated left, holding corn-ears and poppy in extended right hand and spear in left hand; Sphinx seated left, star above head. Ref: BMC 4-5; Sear GIC 1079. Axis: 345. Weight: 6.85 g. CM: Athena standing right, holding spear, in rectangular punch, 3 x 4 mm. Howgego 246 (7 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena198 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Claudius. 25. A.D. 41-54. Obv: (IMTICLACAE-AVG)ER or similar. Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: S C within laurel-wreath. Axis: 360. Weight: 13.40 g. CM: Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, in rectangular punch, 3.5 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 245 (139 pcs). Note: May be an imperial countermark due to Domitian's association with Athena/Minerva, likely applied between A.D. 83-96 in Antioch. Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena (bust of) and ΔX118 viewsTHRACE. Uncertain mint. Septimius Severus. 25. A.D. 193-211. Inscription illegible. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) behind bust, (2) before bust. Inscription illegible. Two deities or members of the imperial famila standing, facing each other. Axis:180. Weight: 8.73 g. CM(1): Helmeted bust of Athena right, in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego 183 (2 pcs). CM(2): ΔX in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 534 (2 pcs). Note: The countermark may be interpreted as 4 chalcoi. Both coins that bear countermark (1) also bear countermark (2) and vice-versa. Howgego argues that they were probably applied at the same time (at Anchialus or Apollonia, since the two coins come from there, or somewhere adjacent). Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena (helmeted bust of)163 viewsTROAS. Ilium. Faustina Jr. 25. A.D. 146-175. Obv: CEBAC-ΦAVCTINAAVΓ. Draped bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: IΛI-EΩ. To right bull suspended from tree, on back of bull sits male figure (Ilos), plunging knife into bulls neck; to left statue of Athena Ilias on pedestal. Ref: BMC 53. Axis: 15. Weight: 9.50 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in oval punch, 6 x 7 mm. Howgego 186 (53 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena (helmeted bust of)160 viewsCILICIA. Flaviopolis. Domitian. 22 (Assarion). A.D. 89/90 (year 17 of era of Flaviopolis). Obv: ΔOMETIANOC-KAICAP. Laureate bust right; countermark to right, below head. Rev: (ET)OYCZIΦΛAV-IOΠOΛ(EITWN). City-goddess seated left, holding poppy-flowers (?). River-god reclining at her feet. Ref: BMC 2. Axis: 360. Weight: 7.77 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 190 (21 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena (helmeted bust right)144 viewsCILICIA. Flaviopolis. Domitian. 26 (2 Assaria). A.D. 89/90 (year 17 of era of Flaviopolis). Obv: (ΔOMET)IANOC-KAICAP. Laureate bust right; Countermark before neck. Rev: (Φ)ΛAYI-OΠOΛEI-TWN-ETOYCZ(I). Laureate and draped bust of the Dioskuri face to face, each with star on forehead. Ref: BMC 1; Sear SGI 861; SNG Levante 1529; RPC 1756. Axis: 360. Weight: 10.51 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 190 (21 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena (helmeted bust)151 viewsCILICIA. Flaviopolis. Domitian. 28 (2 Assaria). A.D. 89/90 (year 17 of era of Flaviopolis). Obv: ΔOMETIANOC-KAICAP. Laureate bust right; countermark in front of head. Rev: ΦΛAYI-OΠOΛEI-TWN-ETOYCZI. Laureate and draped bust of the Dioskuri face to face, each with star on forehead. Ref: BMC 1; Sear SGI 861; SNG Levante 1529. Axis: 360. Weight: 14.03 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 190 (21 pcs).Automan
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Athena (helmeted bust)197 viewsCILICIA. Flaviopolis. Domitian. 23 (Assarion). A.D. 89/90 (year 17 of era of Flaviopolis). Obv: ΔOMETIANOC-KAICAP. Laureate bust right; countermark to right, below head. Rev: ETOYCZIΦΛAV-IOΠOΛEITWN. City-goddess seated left, holding flowers (?). River-god reclining at her feet. Ref: BMC 2. Axis: 360. Weight: 6.19 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 190 (21 pcs). Collection Automan. 1 commentsAutoman
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Athena (helmeted head of)124 viewsIonia, Erythrai, Trajanus, 98-117. AE-26 mm, 9.33 grs. AV: AU NERO[...] TRAIANON, Lor. bust of Trajan to right, dotted border. RV: ERUQ - AIWN - EPICTRA[..], in field: PRE[...] Goddess standing to right. Round CM: head of Athena with a greek helmet. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Athena (standing)135 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Nero. 20 (Medium denomination, as?). A.D. 66-68. Obv: (IMNERCLAVCAESAR) or similar. Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: SC within circle within laurel-wreath of eight leaves. Ref: RPC 4297, 4308, 4310 or 4312. Axis: 360. Weight: 7.13 g. CM: Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, in rectangular punch, 3.5 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 245 (139 pcs). Note: May be an imperial countermark due to Domitian's association with Athena/Minerva, likely applied between A.D. 83-96 in Antioch. Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena and "two opposing curvilinear objects"171 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Domitian. 30. A.D. 81-96. Obv: (IMPDOMITI)-ANVSCA(ESARAVG?). Laureate head left; countermark (1) on shoulder, countermark (2) to right of bust. Rev: S C within laurel-wreath. Ref: BMC 249(?). Axis: 360. Weight: 13.10 g. Note: Probably struck early in the reign of Domitian. CM(1): Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, in rectangular punch, 4 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 245 (139 pcs). Note: May be an imperial countermark due to Domitian's association with Athena/Minerva, likely applied between A.D. 83-96 in Antioch. CM(2): Two opposing curvilinear motifs containing pellets, in circular punch with serrated border, circa 11 mm. Howgego 504i (5 pcs). Note: Applied sometime between the early years of the reign of Domitian and the end of the reign of Antoninus Pius, and may have been applied at Edessa due to some of the other specimens also bearing countermarks of that city. Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena and Apollo (?)171 viewsThrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis. AE-22 mm, 10.13 grs. AV: Head of Dionysopolis with ivy to right. CM(1): Head of Apollo (?). CM(2): Head of Athena with Corintian helmet. RV: DIO[NY], ivywreath, standing club, on either side a star in the field: TI - MH. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Athena and Apollo (?)159 viewsThrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis. AE-21 mm, 7.50 grs. AV: Head of Dionysopolis with ivy to right. CM(1): Head of Apollo (?). CM(2): Head of Athena with Corintian helmet. RV: DIO[NY], ivywreath, standing club, ON either side a star in the field: TI - MH. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Athena and Apollo (?)154 viewsThrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis. AE-22 mm, 7.65 grs. AV: Head of Dionysopolis with ivy to right. CM(1): Head of Apollo (?). CM(2): Head of Athena with Corintian helmet. RV: DIONY, ivywreath, standing club, on either side a star in the field: T[.] - [..]. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Athens - AR tetradrachm 144 views431-393 BC
head of Athena right - almond shaped eye, crested helmet with olive leaves and floral scroll
owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent left
AΘE right
Phoenician contermark
bēth yōdh (yōdh~hand; bēth~house
(Type C), Sear 2526
RARE CONTERMARK
16,5 g 22 mm
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Athens Owl234 viewsAttica-Athens
Silver tetradrachm
449-414 B.C.
17g, 24mm, 45o
Interesting Countermark on reverse
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Athens Tetradrachm144 views449-413 B.C. Attica Old style Tetradrachm

Obverse: Head of Athena right, almond shaped eye, crested helmet with olive leaves and floral scroll, hair in parallel curves. 4 countermarks across cheek.

Reverse: AOE Right, owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, olive sprig and crescent left, all within incuse square. Test cut and counter punch, and countermark.

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Augustus As157 viewsAugustus as with countermarkCibalia
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AUGUSTUS COUNTERMARKED AS (25 BC)264 views(26mm - 10.8g). Obv: Bust right (CAESAR), countermarked "AVG" (AVGUSTUS) & "TICAE" (TIBERIUS CAESAR). Rev: Legend within wreath (AVGVSTVS). Minted in Ephesus. Reference for this coin is RIC 486. Augustus was adopted by Julius Caesar as heir. After the assassination of Caesar, Octavian and Mark Antony fought together and won the resulting Civil War. They shared the rule of the Roman Empire. Antony's alliance with Cleopatra provoked a split with Octavian that led to a new Civil War. At the Battle of Actium (31 BC) Antony was defeated and Octavian became the sole ruler of the Empire. He was declared "Augustus" and became the proto-type emperor of Rome.1 commentskerux
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Augustus Sestertius w/ Countermark219 viewsAugustus Sestertius w/ Countermark

MC countermark that often appears on the altar of Lugdunum series

Size: 19.5 mm
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Augustus. Odessus mint. AE 24. Two countermarks 128 viewsAugustus, 27 BC - 14 AD. Odessus mint. AE 24, 8.547g., 24.4mm. G. Countermarks F. Obv: obverse bare head right, two countermarks on neck, on left turreted head of Tyche right, on right laureate head of emperor (Hadrian?). Rev: cornucopia in wreath, ODHSIT. Ex. FORVM ancient coins Ref: RPC 1801. Countermarks do not appear to be listed in Howgego. RareBard Gram Okland
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Aurelius and Verus (?)113 viewsUncertain mint, possibly PHOENICIA. Ptolemais (Akko)? Uncertain emperor, possibly Trajan. 22. A.D. 98-117 (?). Obv: Inscription illegible. (Laureate head right?).Rev: Inscription illegible. (Tyche seated right?); countermark. Weight: 9.39 g. CM: Two facing bearded busts (Aurelius and Verus?), in rectangular punch, 6 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 50 ? (2 pcs). Note: Howgego 50 is the only countermark resembling this one, although the identification is uncertain. The speciment illustratd by Howgego, is also heavily worn, though. Collection Automan.Automan
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AVG ⏊I●CA, AE22, Barbaric As63 viewsAugustus
27 B.C. 14 A.D.

Coin: AE22 "Barbaric" As, Countermarked

Obverse: Bare headed bust facing right. Countermarks of AVG, ⏊I●CA (Tiberius Caesar).
Reverse: SC within a Laurel Wreath.

Weight: 6.97 g, Diameter: 22.5 x 25.2 x 1.4 mm, Die axis: 0, Mint: The Balkans, 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. Reference: Similar to the AE22's issued by Thessalonica for Augustus (R.P.C. I 1557)
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AVG and TI•CÆ196 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Augustus. 24. 27 B.C. - A.D. 14. Obv: AVGVST-TRPOT (?). Laureate head right; 2 countermarks: (1) before head, (2) on neck. Rev: Large SC inside circle, inside laurel-wreath. Ref: BMC 130. Axis: 360. Weight: 8.72 g. CM(1): AVG in rectangular punch, 9 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 577 (1 pcs). CM(2): TIC in rectangular punch, 4 x 9 mm.Howgego 602 (1 pcs). Note: These countermarks were more commonly applied to imperial coins, the place of application likely being somewhere in the Balkan provinces, the countermarking probably taking place during the reign of Tiberius. Collection Automan.Automan
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AVG and TI•CÆ206 viewsBALKAN imitation of Augustus' moneyers' series Dupondius. 23. 1st century A.D. Obv: Blundered legend within oak-wreath; 2 countermarks. Rev: Blundered legend around large S.C, all inverted. Axis: 360. Weight: 6.82 g. CM(1): AVG (inverted), in rectangular punch, 9 x 5 mm. Cf. Howgego 577. CM(2): TIC (inverted), in rectangular punch, 4 x 7.5 mm. Cf. Howgego 602. Note: Interestingly, not only the coin is imitative, but also the countermarks, which are inverted version of the commonly encountered TICAE and AVG countermarks. Collection Automan.Automan
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AVG TICAE & S, AE22, Barbaric AE As61 viewsAugustus
27 B.C. 14 A.D.

Coin: AE22 "Barbaric" As, Countermarked

Obverse: Bare headed bust facing right. Countermarks of AVG, TICAE (Tiberius Caesar) and subsequently an S (which may signify the coins downgrading to a Semis).
Reverse: A laurel Wreath.

Weight: 7.69 g, Diameter: 22 x 23 x 1.8 mm, Die axis: 0, Mint: The Balkans, 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. Reference: Similar to the
AE22's issued by Thessalonica for Augustus (RPC I 1557)
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AVKTR(?) and ΠPY121 viewsBITHYNIA. Prusias (?). Domitian (?). 26. A.D. 81-96 (?). Obv: Laureate head right; countermark (1) before face. Rev: Countermark (2). Note: .All coins noted by Howgego with these countermarks are from Domitian and are attributed to Prusias or Bithynia in Genere (which, in turn, may have been from Prusias also). CM(1): Monogram of AVKTP (?), in rectangular punch, 6 x 4 mm. Howgego 608 (8 pcs). CM(2): Monogram of ΠPY, in square punch, 7 mm. Howgego 630 (3 pcs). All coins countermarked with (1) are also countermarked with (2). Collection Automan.Automan
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AVP (“cartouche of”)111 viewsTHRACE. Topirus. Caracalla. 22. A.D. 198-217. Obv: AVTKMAVP-(ANTΩN)INOC. Laureate bust right; "Cartouche" on shoulder. Rev: (OVΛΠ)ACTOΠIPOV. Naked figure of Herakles seated left on rock covered with lion's skin, holding club in extended right hand, resting left hand on rock. Ref: BMC 6. Axis: 210. Weight: 6.81 g. CM: Monogram of AVP in circular "cartouche". Howgego -. Note: This is not actually a countermark, since it was engraved on the original die. Collection Automan.Automan
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Axe, double-headed133 viewsPHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Agrippina Jr. 17. A.D. 54-59 (?). Obv: AΓPI(ΠΠINA-ΣEBA)ΣTH. Draped bust right; Countermark behind. Rev: (BAΣΣAK)ΛEΩNOΣ-(EVMENEΩN). Kybele enthroned left, holding phiale in right hand streched out, left arm resting on drum. Ref: BMC 44-46; Sear GIC 536; RPC 3151. Axis: 360. Weight: 2.80 g. Magistrate: Bassa Kleonos archierea. CM: Axe, double-headed, with serpent around the handle, in rectangular punch, c. 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 374 (11 pcs, 2 of which from Agrippina Jr.). Collection Automan.Automan
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B in circular punch92 viewsJulia Mamaea AE 26 As of Rome 224/5 AD obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA rv: VENERI FELICIT RIC 695 cmk. "B" in circular punch on neck 5 mm. Origin of counter mark unknown to me. Cassius
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B in oval punch155 viewsUncertain mint, likely of Balkan origin. Uncertain emperor. 21. Late 2nd - early 3rd century A.D. Obv: Inscription obliterated. Laureate bust right; countermark behind bust. Rev: Inscription obliterated. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia (?). Axis: 30. Weight: 4.63 g. CM: B in oval punch, 5.5 x 7 mm. Possibly Howgego 765i (125 pcs). Note: It is difficult to say which of the B countermark groups identified by Howgego that this coin belongs to, if any. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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B▪AV in rectangular punch163 viewsEPIRUS. Buthrotum. Nero. 21 (As). A.D. 54-68. Obv: (NER)OCLAVDIV(SCAESARAVGGERM) or sim. Radiate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: (EXCONSENSVD, CCIB in ex) or similar. Butting bull right. Ref: RPC 1406 (or possibly 1403, 1408 or 1410). Axis: 180. Weight: 5.38 g. CM: B▪AV in rectangular punch, 9 x 4 mm. Howgego 579 (19 pcs). Note: The countermark may possibly be read "Bvthrotvm Avgvsta". Collection Automan.Automan
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Bearded male head156 views8895. Bronze AE 18, Spijkerman 1a, VF, Decapolis, Philadelphia mint, 7.45g, 18.0mm, 315o, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse FILADELFEWN, diademed, draped and veiled bust of Demeter left, countermarked with a bearded male head; reverse G - M / L- P ( = Year 143 = 80 / 81 A.D. ), five ears of corn, leaf on either side; $70.00. Forum catalog.
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Bee148 viewsLycia, Myra, 1st cent. B.C. AE-15 mm, 3.38 grs. AV: Head of Artemis with stephane to right. RV: Stag standing to right, above [..]OU. Round CM: Bee (from Ephesos). Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Bow187 viewsSyria, Seleucid Kings, Seleucos II., 246-226 B.C. AE-17 mm, 3.98 grs. AV: Head of Herakles in a lionskin to right. Round CM: Bow. RV: BASILEWS / SELEUKOY either side of Apollo sitting on Omphalos to left, holding bow and arrow. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Bow in case115 viewsTarsos, region of Cilicia 2nd-1st century BC.


Obv: Turreted head of Tyche right;

Countemark BOW IN CASE

Rev: TAΡΣEΩN, Zeus in himation seated left on throne,

holding eagle-tipped sceptre

Diameter: 20 mm. / Weight: 5,84 gms. / Material: -Bronze

Refs: SNG France 1285ff. var.
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Branch131 viewsCILICIA. Mallus. Domitian. 23 (Assarion?). A.D. 81-96. Obv: AYTOKPATWPΔOMI-TIANOC. Laureate head right; Countermark before. Rev: MAΛΛΩTΩN, IOY/AΓA in two lines in field to left. Tyche seated right, holding ear of corn; beneath two river-gods swimming left and right. Ref: BMC -; RPC 1738 (2 pcs); Levante 1271; Lindgren 1543A. Axis: 360. Weight: 7.07 g. Note: Ziegler (1993) notes 6 coins of Domitian from Mallus. RPC only notes two specimens of this type. CM: Branch in oval punch, 3 x 4 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Bucranium153 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Trajan. 24 (As). A.D. 115/116 (?). Obv: IMPCAESNERTRAIANOOPTIMOAVGGE(RM). Radiate and draped bust right; Countermark behind. Rev: DAC(PARTH)ICO(PMTRPOTXXCOSVIPP) or similar. SC in laurel-wreath. Ref: RIC 644 or 647 (?). Axis: 180. Weight: 7.39 g. CM: Bucranium, in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 294 (23 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Bull standing right144 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Nicopolis Seleucidis. Philip Sr. 29. A.D. 244-249. Obv: AVTKMIOV-ΛIΦIΛIΠΠO(CC)E. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark before face. Rev: NEIKO(ΠOΛEI)-TWNCEΛEVKI(ΔO?) or sim., IO(?) in ex. Nemesis standing left within distyle temple, left hand raised to her head; lit altar to right, crossed cornucopiae and wheel to left. Ref: BMC - (only 3 coins of this city); Lindgren 2110a (?). Axis: 360. Weight: 13.23 g. CM: Bull standing right, in oval punch, 8 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 296 (2 pcs). Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Bust (laureate right) and Nike139 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Lucius Verus (?). 24. A.D. 161-169 (?). Obv: Laureate bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) before bust, (2) behind bust. Rev: Tyche standing, holding cornucopia and rudder (?). Ref: SNG Cop 477 (?). Axis: 30. Weight: 5.69 g. CM(1): Laureate bust right, in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 65 (130 pcs). CM(2) Nike standing right, in oval punch, 7 x 8 mm. Howgego 254 (94 pcs). Note: The Nike probably referred to the city and not a specific victory. Collection Automan.Automan
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Bust and Nike left121 viewsUncertain mint, possibly SYRIA. Uncertain emperor, possibly Trajan. 24.1st century A.D. Obv:Inscription illegible.Outline of imperial head; 2 countermarks: (1) to left of head, on neck. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 9.62 g. CM(1): Laureate imperial bust right, in roughly rectangular punch, 5 x 7 mm. Howgego 133 ? (17 pcs). CM(1): Winged figure of Nike walking left, holding wreath in extended hand, in rectangular punch, 4.5 x 6 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Bust right96 viewsBITHYNIA (?). Uncertain mint. Commodus. 24. A.D. 177-192. Obv: (...)V-KOMO(...). Head or bust right. Rev: (...)EΠYO-ΠKO (?). Eagle standing right, wings spread; countermark before. Axis: 180. Weight: 7.52 g. CM: Laureate bust right, in circular punch, 6.5 mm. Howgego ? Collection Automan.Automan
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Bust right (?) and star in crescent129 viewsCAPPADOCIA. Caesarea. Elagabalus. 35. A.D. 220/221. Obv: (AYTKMAYPHΛIANTWNEINOCCEB) or sim. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks, both before bust. Rev: (MHTPOΠOΛ or similar)-KAICAPIA, NEΩKOPON/(ETГ) in two lines in ex. Tyche seated left on throne, holding cornucopia and agalma of Mt. Argaeus (?), on either side urn with palm-branch. Ref: SNG Cop -; SNG Aul - (6502 for obv.). Axis: 360. Weight: 24.98 g. CM(1): Bust right (?), in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego (?). CM(2): six-pointed star in crescent, in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Bust right (laureate)113 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Maximus. 21. A.D. 235-238. Obv: Г(.?)IOV.OVHMAΞIMOC.K. Draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark behind. Rev: N-IK-AI-E, ΩN in ex. Three standards. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 30. Weight: 3.96 g. CM: Laureate bust right, in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 65 (130 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Bust right (laureate)94 viewsSAMARIA. Sebaste. Julia Soemias or Julia Maesa. 20. Obv: Draped bust right; countermark below chin. Rev: COL▪L▪SEP▪SEB-(ASTE) or similar. Scene of rape of Persephone: Hades in galloping quadriga right, carrying Persephone in right arm, above horses Eros flying right; below overturned basket (?). Ref: BMC 16 or 18. Axis: 235. Weight: 10.75 g. CM: Laureate (?) bust right, in rectangular punch, 4.5 x 6 mm. Howgego 141 (19 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Bust right in oval punch160 viewsPHOENICIA. Aradus. Trajan. 24. A.D. 115-117 (year 374 or 375). Obv: (AYTOKPNEPTPAIANOCAPICTKAICCEBΓEPΔAKΠAPΘ) or similar. Laureate bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: (Δ or E)OT to left, 9 to right, (APADIWN) beneath. Tyche, nude to the waist, seated left on rudder, her right hand on the tiller, her left holding cornucopia with bunch of grapes. Ref: BMC 371-373 or 378. Axis: 360. Weight: 11.03 g. CM: Bust right in oval punch, 5 x 6.5 mm. Howgego 171-172 (?). Note: Howgego notes two coins from Aradus (Domitian and Marcus Aurelius/Lucius Verus) bearing somewhat similar countermarks. Collection Automan.Automan
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Bust right, in circular punch129 viewsPHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Agrippina Jr. 16. A.D. 54-59 (?). Obv: AΓPIΠΠI(NA)-ΣE(BAΣ)TH. Draped bust right; Countermark before. Rev: BAΣΣAKΛEΩNOΣ-EVMENEΩN. Kybele enthroned left, holding phiale in right hand streched out, left arm resting on drum. Ref: BMC 44-46; Sear GIC 536; RPC 3151. Axis: 360 Weight: 3.34 g. Magistrate: Bassa Kleonos archierea. CM: Bust right, in circular punch, 5.5 mm.Howgego - (?). Collection Automan.Automan
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Bust right, laureate113 viewsCORINTHIA. Corinth. Antoninus Pius. 26. A.D. 138-161. Obv: (ANTONI)NVS -(AVGPIVS). Laureate head right; Countermark before face. Rev: (CLI)-C-OR. Nike moving right. Ref: BMC -; SNG Cop -. Axis: 315. Weight: 10.49 g.CM: Laureate bust right, in oval punch, 5 x 6 mm. Howgego 56 (89 pcs). Likely applied after circa A.D. 205. The vast majority of coins bearing this countermark are from Corinth. Collection Automan.Automan
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BYZ▪Δ91 viewsUncertain mint. 26. 1st-2nd Century A.D. (?). Obv: Outline of early imperial bust; countermark before. Reverse worn smooth. Weight: 8.80 g. Found in Spain according to sellers notes. CM: BYZ▪Δ in rectangular punch, 4.5 x 11 mm (actually the "Z" is mirrored). Howgego 520 var. (2 pcs). Note: Likely applied in Byzantium (Thrace). This specimen is quite clear, and it would seem that the countermark is made up of a combination of a city reference (BYZ) and a denomination (Δ). Collection Automan.Automan
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C▪II in rectangular punch141 viewsSYRIA: COMMAGENE. Tiberius. 29 (Dupondius). A.D. 19-21. Obv: (TICAESA)RDIVIAVGVSTIFA(VGVS-TVS). Laureate head right; countermark below chin. Rev: (PONT)MAXIMCOSIIIIMPVIITRPO(TXXII). Two crossed cornucopiae, between which winged caduceus. Ref: RPC 3868; RIC 90. Axis: 360. Weight: 13.36 g. CM: C▪II in rectangular punch, 6.5 x 4.5 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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C▪II in rectangular punch94 viewsSYRIA: COMMAGENE. Tiberius. 29 (Dupondius). A.D. 19-21. Obv: (TICAESA)RDIVIAVGVSTIFA(VGVS-TVS). Laureate head right; countermark below chin. Rev: (PONT)MAXIMCOSIIIIMPVIITRPO(TXXII). Two crossed cornucopiae, between which winged caduceus. Ref: RPC 3868; RIC 90. Axis: 360. Weight: 13.36 g. CM: C▪II in rectangular punch, 6.5 x 4.5 mm. Ref: Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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CAГ112 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Septimius Severus. 28. A.D. 193-198 (i.e. before Laodiceia became colony). Obv: (AYT)KAI(CEΠ)-CE(OYHPOC). Laureate head right; countermark bafore chin. Rev: IEYΛ-ΛAOΔI-CEOVHM-(HTPOΠ-OΛEΩ) or sim. in laurel-wreath. Ref: BMC 85 or 86. Axis: 360. Weight: 15.04 g. CM: CAГ in rectangular punch, 6 x 3.5 mm. Howgego 581 (116 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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CAΓ and COL133 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Septimius Severus. 31.A.D. 197-211. Obv: IMP(CAESL) or similar. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus right, before and partly obscuring draped bust of Julia Domna, also right; 2 countermarks: (1) on bust of Septimums Severus, (2) before bust of Julia Domna. Rev: (SEVERMETROPOLI-SEPT) or similar. Marsyas walking left, with wine-skin over shoulder. Ref: SNG Cop. Suppl. 8/249; BMC -; Lindgren (III) 1204 similar (Caracalla). Axis: 45. Weight: 20.46 g. CM(1): Monogram of CAΓ (?), in largely rectangular punch, 5 x 3 mm. Howgego 581 (116 pcs). CM(2): COL in largely rectangular punch, 6.5 x 3 mm. Howgego 586 (88 pcs). Note: The CM was applied after the city achieved status as colony in A.D. 197/198, allowing older coins to circulate alongside newer coins with Latin legends, although the countermark was also applied to coins with inscriptions in Latin. All coins bearing countermark (2) also bear (1). Collection AutomanAutoman
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Caduceus163 viewsMacedonia, Philip III., AE-15 mm, 3.36 grs. AV: Head of Herakles with lions skin to right, within dotted border. RV: Rider to right, above FI, below the horse BA overstruck with CM. CM: Caduceus. See AMNG p. 178.2 with the same CM. Extremly rare coin. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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CAG and COL155 viewsCaracalla and Plautilla, 202 - 22 January 205 A.D., Laodicea ad Mare, Syria
9074. Bronze AE 32, SNG Cop 367, S -, Lindgren -; c/m Howgego 581 (116 pcs) & 586 (88 pcs), F, Laodicea ad Mare mint, 25.64g, 32.3mm, 0o, obverse legend illegible and unknown from references, ]PET[, jugate heads right of Caracalla, radiate, draped, and cuirassed, and Plautilla, draped, countermarks; reverse [SEPT LLVDIC COLONE METROPLI] (illegible), statue of Artemis Brauronia right, stag behind; all inscriptions are illegible on the SNG Copenhagen coin as well; scarce; $180.00
The countermarks, CAG in rectangular 5 x 3 mm punch (Howgego 581, 116 pcs) and COL in rectangular 6.5 x 3 mm punch (Howgego 586, 88 pcs), were applied after the city became a colony in 197/198, allowing older coins to circulate alongside newer coins with Latin legends. (Although the countermark was also applied to coins Such as this one with Latin inscriptions). All coins countermarked COL also bear CAG. Forum catalog.
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Cantharos155 viewsTHRACE. Maroneia. Julia Domna. 23 (3 Assaria). A.D. 198-217. Obv: IOYΛIA-ΔOMNACEB. Draped bust right; countermark on bust, below chin. Rev: MAPΩN-EITΩN. Naked figure of Dionysus standing, facing left, holding bunch of grapes in right hand, arrows and drapery in left. Ref: BMC -; Moushmov 3966. 30, 8.15 g. Very rare. Cm: Vase or cantharos (?) in circular punch, 5 mm, Howgego 485 (2 pcs). Maroneia was commonly associated with Dionysus, and one of Dionysus attributes was the cantharos, so the identification of the countermark as such is logical.Automan
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CAP/▪Δ‾, Serapis and bust129 viewsLYDIA. Tripolis (?). Commodus (?). 32. A.D. 175-177. Obv: Dr. bust r.; 3 CMs. Ref: SNG Aul -; SNG Cop -. Weight: 19.49 g. Note: The identif. of the coin is consistent with other specimens bearing cm (2), which are from Tripolis, bear the portrait of Faustina Jr., and are around 30 mm. CM(1): CAP, ▪Δ‾, in 2 lines, in oval punch, 10 x 9 mm. Howg. 561 (46 pcs). Note: The "dash" to the right of the Δ might indicate that the denom. is 4 1/2 assaria. This, and other denominational countermarks, were applied at Sardis to worn coins of other cities in w. Roman Asia, although not to Sardian coins (unless worn smooth). Appl. may have taken place during the sole reign of Gallienus, the reason being that coins bearing the portr. of Gallienus have been found cm'd, while a cm'd coin has been found bearing the cm of another city consistent with this date. CM(2): Hd of Serapis r., in modius, n circ. punch, 4 mm. How. 20 (3 pcs). CM(3): Bust in circ punch, 5 mm. How. 95 ? (2 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Capricorn157 viewsMACEDON. Philippi. Tiberius. 18 (Semis). A.D. 14-37. Obv: TI.AVG. Bare head right; countermark on neck. Rev: Two colonists ploughing right with two oxen. Ref: BMC 89-91 (MYSIA. Parium). Axis: 360. Weight: 4.27 g. CM: Capricorn, right (?), in circular punch, 4 mm. Howgego 301v (?). Note: The application of the capricorn, a standard type of Parium (Mysia) to which the host coin was traditionally attributed, may have indicated a devaluation of the coin. Collection Automan.Automan
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Capricorn155 viewsMACEDON. Philippi. Tiberius. 17 (Semis). A.D. 14-37. Obv: TI.AVG. Bare head right; countermark on neck. Rev: Two colonists ploughing right with two oxen. Ref: BMC 89-91 (MYSIA. Parium). Axis: 360. Weight: 4.91 g. CM: Capricorn right, in rectangular punch, 5 x 3-3.5 mm. Howgego 302 (2 pcs). Note: The application of the capricorn, a standard type of Parium (Mysia) to which the host coin was traditionally attributed, may have indicated a devaluation of the coin. Collection Automan.Automan
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Capricorn left in square punch136 viewsMACEDON. Philippi. Claudius. 16. A.D. 41-54. Obv: (TICLAV-AVG). Bare hear left; countermark on neck. Rev: Two priests/colonists ploughing right. Ref: RPC 1660. Axis: 180. Weight: 4.43 g. CM: Capricorn left, in square punch, 3 mm. Howgego 303 (16 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Car of Astarte119 viewsPHOENICIA. Sidon. Severus Alexander. 24. A.D. 222-235. Obv: (IMPCAEMAV)RSE-VALE(XANDR). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark before face. Rev: COLAVR-(RIA-MET)RO, SID in ex. Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof; within spherical object (Baetyl), inverted crescent above, two uncertain figures at base. Ref: BMC 318-319 (var. obv. leg. breaks). Axis: 165. Weight: 9.26 g. CM: Car of Astarte, in square punch, 4.5 mm. Howgego 396i (53 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Car of Astarte93 viewsPHOENICIA. Sidon. Severus Alexander. 24. A.D. 222-235. Obv: (IMPCA)EMAVRSE-(VALEXANDR). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark behind neck. Rev: COLAVR-RIA-ME(TRO), SID in ex. Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof; within spherical object (Baetyl), two uncertain figures at base. Ref: BMC 318-319 (var. obv. leg. breaks). Axis 360. Weight: 9.49 g. CM: Car of Astarte, in rectangular punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 396i (53 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Caracalla72 viewsNicomedia,Bithynia-AE 23 of Marcus Aurelius (or Verus?). Youthful head of Caracalla in an oval cmk on reverse.Cassius
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Caracalla (?) and ΔIOΓ (?)138 viewsMYSIA. Hadrianothera. Caracalla. 24. Circa A.D. 198-209. Obv: AVTKMAVP.-AN(TΩNEINO). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks, both before bust. Rev: AΔPIANO-ΘHPITΩ-N. Bull standing right. Ref: BMC 7. Axis: 180. Weight: 9.32 g. CM(1): Laureate and bearded head right, likely of (mature) Caracalla, in oval punch, 5 x 6.5 mm. Howgego 69 (9 pcs). CM(2): Monogram of ΔIOΓ (?) in rectangular punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 615 (20 pcs). Note: Howgego cites von Fritze who interprets the countermark as referring to the magistrate Diogenes, whose name appears on other coins bearing the same countermark. Collection Automan.Automan
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Caracalla (?), head right98 viewsBITHYNIA. Nikomedia. Marcus Aurelius. 29. A.D. 161-169. Obv: Inscription illegible. Draped bust of Marcus Aurelius to left, facing draped bust of Lucius Verus to right. Rev: NEO(K...-...), OMONΩ(I)A in ex. Female deity seated left, holding spear and patera (?), inside tetrastyle temple; countermark on architrave. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 180. Weight: 14.84 g. CM: Laureate head right (Caracalla?), in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego 67 (48 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Caracalla (?), head right127 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicomedia. Commodus. 24. A.D. 177-192 (?). Obv: (...)VAN-TΩN(...) or similar. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: MH(TNEΩKOPΩN), NEIK(OMHΔ) in ex., or similar. Eagle standing left, head turned back, fighting with snake; prow in ex. Ref: SNG Cop 565 for reverse for Commodus Caesar. Defacement of portrait (damnatio). Axis: 195. Weight: 9.82 g. CM: Laureate imperial head right (Caracalla?), in circular punch, 6.5 mm. Howgego 67 (48 pcs). Note: May have been applied because Caracalla spent his birthday 4/4 215 in Nicomedia. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Caracalla (head of)106 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicomedia. Marcus Aurelius. 24. A.D. 161-169. Obv: (AYTKAIM)AVP-ANTΩ(NINOC). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: (AVTKAIΛ)AVP-OYHP(OCNIKOM). Head of Lucius Verus right. Ref: SNG Aul 761; BMC 23; Sear GIC 1703. Axis: 195. Weight: 8.59 g. CM: Laureate head of emperor right, in circular punch, 6.5 mm. Howgego 67 (48 pcs). Note: May have been applied because Caracalla spent his birthday 4/4 215 in Nicomedia; Other specimens have the countermark applied to the reverse, but this coin has an imperial portrait on both sides, so the rev-obv. distinction may not have been an easy one for the person applying the countermark. Collection Automan.Automan
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Caracalla --AE32, Cilicia, Diokaisarea. 502 viewsObv.: Laureate bust of Caracalla, eagle & T-bolt countermarks. Rev.: Athena, riding quadriga, holding thunderbolt and snake-fringed shield. SNG Levante 673 (same eagle-countermark, same dies but not the thunderbolt-countermark); Howgego 337 (for same two countermarks on one coin). (featherz)featherz
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CCO (?),CAГ and Artemis107 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Domitian. 25. A.D. 84/85 (year 132). Obv: (ΔOMETIANΩKAICAPICEBACTΩГEPMANIKOΩ, BΛP in front of bust) or similar. Laureate head left; 3 countermarks: (1) before face, (2) on neck, (3) on neck, on top of (2). Rev: (IOYΛIEΩNTΩN)-KAI-(ΛAOΔIKEΩN), or similar, uncertain letters in field. Veiled and turreted bust of city-goddess right. Ref: RPC 2027-2030. Axis: 30. Weight: 8.45 g. CM(1): CCO (?) in shaped punch, 6 x 3 mm. Howgego -. Note: May be a blundered variant form of Howgego 586, which reads "COL". CM(2): CAГ in rectangular punch, 6 x 3.5 mm. Howgego 581 (116 pcs). CM(3): Artemis, bust right, quiver over shoulder, in rectangular punch, 3.5 x 5 mm. Howgego 181 (15 pcs). Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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CILICIA Claudiopolis Hadrian Ae 28 Howgego 26238 views
Reference.
RPC III, 3226; SNG Levante 595; Lindgren 1472
for c/ms: Howgego 262 4x Nike standing r., holding wreath, within oval incuse.
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Circular object above and below roughly triangular object155 viewsCARIA. Stratonicea. Caracalla. 27. Circa A.D. 196-209. Obv: MAPAYPHΛIOC(). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark before head. Rev: (CT)PA-TON().Zeus (?) seated left, holding spear and patera. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 180. Weight: 14.66 g. Note: The attribution of this coin is uncertain. CM: Circular object above and below roughly triangular object, in oval punch, 3.5 x 8 mm. Howgego -.Note: The countermark is not listed by Howgego and it is uncertain what the geometrical objects are meant to symbolise. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Claudius (AD 41-54)193 viewsFlan appears to have once been a coin that was restruck as a blank in order to remove the previous image (damnatio?) and then the countermark applied. Countermark of Claudius T I (dot) C (dot) A is evident. Ghengis_Jon
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Commodus --AE25. 276 viewsCommodus --AE25. Laodicea ad Mare, City Goddess in temple. 'gamma' countermark on cheek. SGI 2044. (featherz)featherz
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Cornucopia166 viewsThrace, Thracian Chersones, ca. 350 BC. AE-20 mm, 6.43 grs. V: Prow to right. CM: Cornucopia (from the Egyptan Ptolemy) very interesting and rare! RV: ELAIOY / SIWN and Monogram in a laurel wreath. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Cornucopia202 viewsThrace, Thracian Chersones, ca. 350 BC. AE-20 mm, 6.37 grs. AV: Prow to right. CM: Cornucopia (from the Egyptan Ptolemy) very interesting and rare! RV: ELAIOY / SIWN and Monogram in a laurel wreath. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Cornucopiae112 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Domitian. 26 (Large denomination, dupondius?). A.D. 81-83. Obv: IMPDO(MITI)-ANVSC(AESAVG). Laureate head left; countermark (1) on shoulder, countermark (2) to right of bust. Rev: S C, Δ beneath, all within laurel-wreath. Ref: RPC 2023. Axis: 360. Weight: 14.73 g. CM: Cornucopiae containing two bunches of grapes, in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego 402 (3 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Countermark on coin of Septimius Severus778 viewsSeptimius Severus AE45 medallion of Acrasus, Lydia. 43.5 gr.

AYT KAI L CEP CEOYHROC PER, laureate, draped cuirassed bust
right, countermark of Artemis Ephesia standing facing (Howgego 234.)
EPI CTRA ONHCIPFOROY APOLL TO B AKRACIWTWN (or [2] EPI CTR
FILODHMOY NOYMERIANOY AKRACIWTWN), Biga of stags right
with statue of Artemis Ephesia standing half right with supports.

SNG von Aulock 2883; Hirsch Collection 1571; [2] SNG Cop 6.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection
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Countermark on Greek coin132 viewsI think that the coin is Kings of Bithynia Prusias I Cholos. 230-182 BC. Head of Apollo left, Nike Athena standing left. Countermarks looks like a Lyre and head of Apollo?
Joe Holderman
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Crab (?)114 viewsCaria, Mylasa, 2nd cent. B.C. AE-15 mm, 3.72 grs. AV: Horse trotting to right; round CM. RV: [MULA] / SEWN on either side of trident and labrys. CM: Possibly Crab (?). Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Dionysos & Demeter (heads of)182 viewsThrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis, 3rd-2nd cent. B.C. AE-22 mm, 8.08 grs. AV: Head of Dionysos with Ivy to right. CM 1: Head of Demeter to right, CM 2: Head of Athena in corinthian helmet to right. RV: Club standing, on either side a star and TI - [MH], below DIONY. Ref: AMNG 369 var. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Dioscuri stg. facing, hld. spears103 viewsUncertain mint. Uncertain emperor. 25. 2nd century A.D. (?). Obv: Inscription illegible. Faint outline of imperial bust; countermark. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 8.93 g. CM: Dioscuri standing facing, holding spears, in rectangular punch 7 x 9 mm. Howgego 250 ? (1 pc!). Note: The only "Dioscuri standing" countermark noted by Howgego is applied to an Ascalon bronze from Septimius Severus, dated A.D. 197. Collection Automan.Automan
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Draped bust and Δ116 viewsARABIA PETRAEA. Petra. Septimius Severus. 23. A.D. 193-211. Obv: (..)KMAV(...) or similar. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: ()MHTPO(). Tyche seated left on rock, holding trophy in right hand and stele in extended left hand (?); countermark (1) behind and (2) below figure of Tyche. Ref: Spijkerman 27-36 (??). Axis: 180. Weight: 8.35 g. Ntoe: It is not certain that this coin comes from Petra, although it seems likely. The obverse legend, however, does not seem to match any of those listed by Spijkerman. CM(1): Draped bust in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego (?). Note: It is unlikely that this countermark corresponds to Howgego 126, since that countermark is applied to the obverse. CM(2): Δ in triangular punch, 6 x 5 mm. Howgego 801 (?) (19 pcs). Note: It is not certain that this is actually a countermark, since the outline if very faint. Although since it seems too regular to be part of the coin's design, this can not be excluded. Collection Automan.Automan
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Draped female bust right144 viewsUncertain mint. Uncertain emperor. 28. Obv: Inscription illegible. Outline of laureate imperial bust right; countermark on head. Rev: Inscription illegible. Weight: 18.37 g. CM: Draped female bust right, in oval punch, 6 x 9 mm. Howgego - (?). Note: The bust resembles Faustina Sr., but may well depict another empress. Collection Automan.Automan
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E in circular punch103 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Side. Gallienus. 30. A.D. 253-260. Obv: AVTKAIΠOAIstarΓAΛΛIH-NOCCEB. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; before bust AI (?) obliterated by countermark. Rev: (CIΔHTΩN-NEΩKOPΩN) or similar. Tyche seated left. Ref: BMC -; SNG France (3) 905. Axis: 360. Weight:14.86 g. Note: This coin was struck during the joint reign of Gallienus and Valerian. CM: E in circular punch, 7.5 mm. Howgego 805 (169 pcs). Note: The coin was devalued to 5 assaria, likely at the same time when (during the reign of Gallienus) coins bearing the denomination "I" (i.e. 10 assaria) were issued. Collection Automan.Automan
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E in circular punch123 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Side. Salonina. 32. A.D. 253-260. Obv: KOPNHΛIA*CAΛΩNIN(A)-CEBA. Draped bust right, wearing stephane; before bust AI or I obliterated by countermark. Rev: CIΔHTΩN-NEΩKOPΩN. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 30. Weight: 14.37 g. Note: Since the countermark was not applied to coins issued later than the joint reign of Gallienus and Valerian, this coin was likely struck between A.D. 253 and 260. CM: E in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego 805 (169 pcs). Note: The coin was devalued to 5 assaria, likely at the same time when (during the reign of Gallienus) coins bearing the denomination "I" (i.e. 10 assaria) were issued. Collection Automan.Automan
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E in circular punch108 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Side. Gallienus. 30. A.D. 253-260. Obv: (AV)TKAIΠOAIΓA-ΛΛIHNOCCEB, (I)A before bust. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, below eagle to right with wings spread, head left; star (?) above head; Countermark before bust. Rev: CIΔHTΩN(NE)Ω-KOPΩN. Apollo standing to front, looking left, wearing short chiton, chlamys and high boots; patera in extended right hand, left hand rests on long laurel branch. Ref: BMC 110 (var. rev. leg. Breaks. Axis: 180. Weight: 16.39 g. CM: E in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego 805 (169 pcs).The coin was devalued to 5 assaria, likely at the same time when (during the reign of Gallienus) coins bearing the denomination "I" (i.e. 10 assaria) were issued. Collection Automan.Automan
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E in circular punch92 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Side. Gordian III. 33. A.D. 238-244. Obv: (A)YKMANT-ГOPΔIANOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark before face. Rev: CI-Δ-H(T)ΩN. Apollo standing to front, looking left, wearing short chiton, chlamys and high boots; patera in extended right hand, left hand rests on long laurel branch. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 180. Weight: 18.51 g. CM: E in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 803 (37 pcs). Note: Howgego divides "E" countermarks (primarily on coins of Side) into two groups, arguing that there were two distinct periods of countermarking. Howgego then argues that this countermark was likely applied during the reign of Philip, equating old coins to new coins bearing an "E" as part of the design. Collection Automan.Automan
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Eagle121 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Perga. Caracalla. 24. Circa A.D. 209-217. Obv: AYKMAY-ANTΩNINO. Laureate bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: ΠEP-ΓAI-ΩN.Artemis standing right, holding bow and arrow.Ref: SNG Cop. 329v; BMC 37v (size). Axis: 330. Weight: 6.69 g. CM: Eagle facing, head left, wings open, in oval punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 334 (50 pcs). Note: There are also countermarks of eagles with head right, which are more common. Collection Automan.Automan
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Eagle147 viewsPHRYGIA. Ancyra. Sabina. 20. A.D. 117-137. Obv: CA(BEINA)-CEBACTH. Draped bust right, elaborate hairdo; countermark on head. Rev: ANKYP-ANΩN.Cult-Statue of Ephesian Artemis facing, flanked by two stags. Ref: BMC 23-24; Sear GIC 1308. Axis: 180. Weight: 3.18 g. CM: Eagle standing, head left, wings spread, E.C.H between wings and legs, in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Eagle (to front)107 viewsCILICIA. Diocaesarea. Geta. 28. A.D. 198-209 (struck as Caesar). Obv: (ΠCEΠ)ΓETAC-KA(ICAP). Draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark before. Rev: (A)ΔPΔI(OKAICAPE)ΩN. Naked figure of Dionysus standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. Ref: BMC -; Sear 2881; SNG Aul 5545; SNG France (2) 873. Axis: 30. Weight: 13.64 g. CM: Eagle to front, head left, in oval punch, 5 x 7.5 mm. Howgego 337 (43 pcs). Note: Howgego notes that H337 was applied together with H469. Indeed, all those that bear H469 also bear H337. However, Howgego lists three specimens of H337 that lack H469, as does this specimen.Automan
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Eagle and Δ containing dot88 viewsCILICIA. Ninica-Claudiopolis. Maximinus I. 25. A.D. 235-238. Obv: I-MPMAXIMINVΓPI. Laureate head right; Countermark (1) on head.Rev: COL(N)-INICAU. Turreted and draped bust of Tyche/City right; Countermark (2) on bust. Ref: BMC 11-12 (var. rev. leg.). Axis: 180. Weight: 8.93 g. CM(1): Eagle standing right with head left, in shaped punch, c. 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 338 (11 pcs). CM(2): Δ containing dot, all within circle; circular punch, 6 mm (not certain). Howgego 669 ? (49 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Eagle and "A.K."151 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Perga. Caracalla. 28. Circa A.D. 209-217. Obv: AKMAY-ANTΩN(EINOC)-CEB. Laureate bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) before bust, below chin, (2) below (1). Rev: ΠEP-ΓAI-Ω-N.Emperor in military outfit standing left, holding spear, raising right hand, crowned by Nike, holding palm-branch. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 360. Weight: 10.59 g. CM(1): Eagle facing, head right (?), wings open, in oval punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 334 (50 pcs). CM(2): A.K. in rectangular punch, 5 x 3 mm. Howgego 513 (43 pcs). Note: Countermark (2) was applied earlier than (1) which is found on coins of Severus Alexander while countermark (2) is not found on coins struck later than the reign of Elagabalus. Collection Automan.Automan
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Eagle, wings half-spread, head left101 viewsIONIA. Ephesus. Otacilia Severa. 28. A.D 244-249. Obv: MAPΩT(A)-CEYHPACEB. Diademed and draped bust right; countermark on shoulder. Rev: (APTEMIC)-EΦE-CIAC or similar? Artemis huntress, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver, stands in biga drawn right by two stags. Ref: BMC 343 (var. rev. leg.); SNG Aul -; SNG Cop 487 (var. rev. leg.). Axis: 360. Weight: 6.77 g. CM: Eagle, wings half-spread, head left, in cicular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 324 (92 pcs). Note: The countermark was probably applied at Tralles. Collection Automan.Automan
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Ear of corn138 viewsSARMATIA. Tyra. Domitian. 19. A.D. 81-96. Obv: KAICAPΔOMETI(AN)OC. Laureate head right; countermark before head. Rev: T-Y-P-A-NWN. City ethnic around club. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 15. Weight: 2.97 g. CM: Ear of corn, in rectangular punch, 4 x 8 mm. Howgego 407 (5 pcs). Note: The countermark was likely applied between the reigns of Domitian and Hadrian when no coins were struck in Tyra, this type being applied to small and medium denominations, while larger denominations were countermarked with a bunch of grapes. Collection Automan.Automan
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Egypt, third quarter 4th Century BC, Van Alfen Countermark 3100 viewsVan Alfen Countermark 3 on obv. and rev. - probably relating to Persian monetary administration.
Coin details: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-60763
Lloyd T
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EIPH (monogram of)81 viewsCILICIA. Irenopolis. Valerian. 28 (8 Assaria). A.D. 253-256. Obv: AVTKΠΛI-(OVAΛEPIANOCCEB) or sim. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: I-PH(NOΠO-ΛITWNΔC) or sim., H in field. Dionysus, holding thyrsos and kantharos, standing behind two panthers. Ref: SNG Aul 5597. Axis: 210. Weight: 25.56 g. Note: This specimen is remarkably thick and heavy. The average for 87 specimens of this denomination noted by Ziegler (1993) is only 17.6 g. CM: Monogram of EIPH (?), in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 616 (7 pcs). Note: Likely applied after the city ceased issuing its own coins. Collection Automan.Automan
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Elagabalus --AE 37, Cappadocia. Struck 219 AD. 265 viewsRadiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, with aegis on chest; c/m radiate head of helios right / Mt. Argaeus; on summit, nude figure holding globe and sceptre; in field, star and crescent; before mountain, tetrastyle temple; on each side, an agonistic urn. Sydenham 520b; SNG von Aulock 6499; c/m: Howgego 12. (featherz)featherz
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Elagabalus --AE24, Sidon.217 viewsElagabalus --AE24, Sidon. R: Kadmos subduing lion (?) or Artemis w/Lion, Cart of astarte above. BM262. Unknown c/m (featherz)featherz
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Empress, AVKTP(?) and ΠPY124 viewsBITHYNIA. Prusias (?). Domitian (?). 26. A.D. 81-96 (?). Obv: Laureate (?) bust right; 2 countermarks, (1) on shoulder, (2) before face. Rev: Countermark (3). Poor/worn smooth, brown patina with very minor traces of green encrustation. Weight: 9.05 g. Note: All coins noted by Howgego with these countermarks are from Domitian and are attributed to Prusias or Bithynia in Genere (which, in turn, may have been from Prusias also. CM(1): Head of empress, in oval punch, 7 x 8 mm. Howgego 217 (1 pcs). CM(2): Monogram of AVKTP (?), in rectangular punch, 6 x 4 mm. Howgego 608 (8 pcs). CM(3): Monogram of ΠPY, in rectangular punch, 8 x 5 mm. Howgego 630 (3 pcs). Note: Since all coins countermarked with (1) are countermarked also with (2) and (3), while all coins countermarked with (2) are also countermarked with (3), the order of application (3)-(2)-(1) may be implied (also consistent with (1) being a portrait of Faustina Jr. and (2) referring to Trajan). Collection Automan.Automan
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Empress, AVKTR(?) and ΠPY76 viewsBITHYNIA. Prusias (?). Domitian (?). 27. A.D. 81-96 (?). Laureate bust right (?); 2 countermarks: (1) to left, (2) to right. Countermark (3). Weight: 8.18 g. Note: All coins noted by Howgego with these countermarks are from Domitian and are attributed to Prusias or Bithynia in Genere CM (1): Head of empress, in oval punch, 7 x 8 mm. Howgego 217 (1 pcs). CM(2): Monogram of AVKTP (?), in rectangular punch, 6 x 4 mm. Howgego 608 (8 pcs). CM(3): Monogram of ΠPY, in rectangular punch, 7 x 6.5 mm.Howgego 630 (3 pcs). The order of application appears to have been (3)-(2)-(1) may be implied (also be consistent if (1) is Faustina Jr., and if (2) reads AVTOKPATWP TPAIAN). Collection Automan.Automan
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Female bust right (with kalathos?)75 viewsSYRIA: DECAPOLIS. Bostra. Commodus. 19. A.D. 166-177 (as Caesar). Obv: (ΛAYPKOM)KA-ICAYTVIOΓEP. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark on shoulder. Rev: (NETPA)-IABOC(T). Bust of Athena (Tyche?) right, wearing crested helmet. Ref: Spijkerman 26(obv)/27(rev). Axis: 330. Weight: 6.31 g. Note: This combination of obv. and rev. inscpriptions was not known to Spijkerman. CM: Female (?) bust wearing Kalathos (or similar), in oval punch, 5 x 7 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Flower (clover leaf?) or three dots (?)136 viewsPersia, Achaimen. Kings, 475-420 B.C. AR-Siglos 13/18 mm, 5.72 gr. AV: The Great King kneeling right, shooting with bow. Round CM: Flower (clover leaf?) or three dots (?). RV: Oblong, incuse Punch. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Gordian III --AE26, Temnus.214 viewsGordian III --AE26, Temnus. R: Herakles standing left with club, lionskin and kantharos. Unknown c/m on obverse. (featherz)featherz
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Gortyna -- AE21. 258 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right/Europa riding bull left; countermark hippocamp left. Svoronos 120 var. (no countermark); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC Crete pg. 45, 66 var. (same). (featherz)featherz
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GREEK, Unidentified25 viewsHerakles with lion skin - young rider
countermark star
Franz-Josef M
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GREEK, Unidentified coin with unidentified countermark59 viewsReverse eagle with monogramFranz-Josef M
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H (damaged punch!)111 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Philip Jr.. 27. A.D. 244-249. Obv: MIOVΛIOCΦIΛIΠΠOCK. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on bust. Rev: NI-KA-IEΩN.Zeus seated left on throne, holding staff in left hand and patera right hand, right arm extended. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 15. Weight:11.45 g. CM: H in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 821ii (112 pcs). Note: The tool was broken in half prior to the application of the countermark on this coin, forming a semi- circular or crescent shaped punch; Although struck for Philip Jr., apparently this coin belongs to group 821ii rather than 821i, although it might belong to one of the intermediate styles mentioned by Howgego. Collection Automan.Automan
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H and Winged caduceus106 viewsSARMATIA. Olbia. Civic. 25. Time of Antoninus Pius. Obv: Radiate (?) head right, lyre (?) before; 2 countermarks: (1) behind bust, (2) below bust. Rev: (...)OΘY(...). Eagle standing left, head turned right. Axis: 360. Weight: 9.95 g. CM(1): H in rectangular punch, 6 x 8 mm. Howgego 820 (14 pcs). CM(2): Winged caduceus, in roughly rectangular punch, 6 x 10 mm. Howgego 390 (102 pcs). Note: All coins that have countermark (1) also have countermark (2); Likely the countermarks were applied over a longer period of time. Collection Automan.Automan
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H in circular punch104 viewsBITHYNIA. Nikomedia. Gallienus. 26. A.D. 253-268. Obv: MAVPCEVHAΛEZANΔPOCAV. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on shoulder. Rev: NIKOMH-ΔEΩNΔICNEOKOPΩN. Emperor, radiate, holding spear, riding on horse charging right, mantle waving behind. Ref: BMC - (rev. sim. 67). Axis: 30. Weight: 7.04 g. CM: H in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego 821ii (112 pcs). Note: This countermark was applied to coins of several cities, although predominantly to those of Nikomedia and Nicaea. Collection Automan.Automan
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H in circular punch104 viewsUncertain mint, possibly SAMARIA, Caesarea Maritima (Judaea Capta coinage). Titus (?). 18. Early 70s A.D. (?). Obv: Inscription illegible. Outline of imperial bust right; countermark before. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 4.81 g. Note: The identification of the coin as belong to the Judaea Capta series depicting Titus is based on the countermark. CM: H in circular punch, 5 mm (punch may be broken). Howgego 832.1 (1 pc). Collection Automan.Automan
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Hadrian, head right142 viewsVespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D., Gadara, Decapolis
9266. Bronze AE 23, Spijkerman 26; SNG ANS 6, 1300, F, Decapolis, Gadara mint, 11.04g, 22.8mm, 0o, 71/72 A.D.; obverse OYECPACIANOC KAICAP, laureate head right, countermarked with "Hadrian's head"; reverse GADARA, Tyche standing left holding wreath and cornucopia, date LELP left ( = 71/72 A.D. ); interesting coin that relates to both the first and second jewish revolts; $160.00
The `Hadrian's head` countermark was struck during the Second Jewish Revolt (`Bar Kochbah` uprising) led by Simon Bar Kochba against Rome, 133 - 135 A.D. In 135 A.D., Hadrian destroyed Jerusalem and founded `Aelia Capitolina` on the site. The Jews were dispersed throughout the Roman Empire.

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Head (male) right155 viewsJUDAEA. Ascalon. Claudius. .A.D. 52/53 (?). Obv: (ΣE)BAΣ(-T)OΣ. Laureate head left; cuntermark on head. Rev: (AΣKAΛΩ, GNP BP to right). Tyche-Astarte standing left on prow, holding sceptre and aplustre; to left altar, to right dove. Ref: RPC 4887. Axis: 360. Weight: 10.36 g. Note: It may be assumed that the coin depicts Claudius, since all four specimens noted by Howgego bearing this countermark are from that emperor. CM: Male head right, in rectangular punch, circa 8 x 10 mm. Howgego 143 (4 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Head and galley103 viewsSAMARIA. Caesarea Maritima (for province of Judaea). Titus (?). 19. A.D. 71 to circa 73. Obv: Inscription illegible. Faint outline of imperial bust; countermark (1). Rev: worn smooth, countermark (2). Ref: RPC 2311-2312 ? Weight: 6.63 g. CM(1): Laureate (?) head right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 135 ? (28 pcs). Note: The countermark is likely of Palestinian origin. CM(2): Galley, in rectangular punch, 6 x 4 mm. Howgego 409 (22 pcs) or possibly 410 (15 pcs). Note: The galley was an emblem of Legio X Fretensis. The size of the countermark places it somewhere between 409 and 410. Collection Automan.Automan
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Head and galley85 viewsSAMARIA. Caesarea Maritima (for province of Judaea). Titus (?). 19. A.D. 71 to circa 73. Obv: Inscription illegible. Outline of bust right; countermark (1) before. Rev: Worn smooth; countermark (2). Ref: RPC 2311-2312 ? Weight: 6.98 g. CM(1): Laureate (?) head right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 135 (28 pcs). Note: The countermark is likely of Palestinian origin. CM(2): Galley, in rectangular punch, 5 x 4 mm. Howgego 409 (22 pcs). Note: The galley was an emblem of Legio X Fretensis. Collection Automan.Automan
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Head and galley77 viewsSAMARIA. Caesarea Maritima (for province of Judaea) Titus (?). 21. A.D. 71 to circa 73. Obv: Inscription illegible. Faint outline of imperial bust right; countermark (1) on head. Rev: Inscription illegible. Nike standing right, inscribing on shield; countermark (2). Ref: RPC 2311-2312(?). Axis: 360. Weight: 6.21 g. CM(1): Laureate (?) head right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 135 (28 pcs). Note: The countermark is likely of Palestinian origin. CM(2): Galley, in rectangular punch, 5 x 3.5 mm. Howgego 409 (22 pcs). Note: The galley was an emblem of Legio X Fretensis. Collection Automan.Automan
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Head laureate, right (Severus Alexander?)113 viewsElagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Tyre, Phoenicia
9686. Bronze AE 29, BMC 396 var (same countermark, bust from front), F, 11.80g, 29.0mm, 180o, obverse IMP CAES MAV ANTO-NINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse TY-RI-O-RVM, Astarte placing armor on trophy, crowned by Nike standing on column, at her feet a palm on left and a murex shell right; obverse countermark laureate male head right (Severus Alexander?); sold.
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Head of emperor right (possibly NE behind)110 viewsSAMARIA. Neapolis. Domitian. 24. A.D. 86/87 (year 15). Obv: (AYTOKPATΩPΔOMITIANOΣKAIΣAP)ΣEBAΣTOΣГEP or similar. Laureate head right; countermark on head. Rev: ΦΛAOYI-NEAΠ-(ΣAM) or similar in three lines, LEI beneath. Crossed cornucopiae. Ref: RPC 2224 (1 pc!). Axis: 180. Weight: 14.24 g. Note: Since the second letter of the date line, although resembling an "E" rather than an "A", is heavily worn it is difficult to say wheather this coin was struck in year 11 (LAI) or year 15 (LEI) based solely on that letter. The obverse legend seems to end "ГEP", though, which is not the case on coins of year 11. The coins of year 15, though, are extremely rare. CM: Head of emperor right (possibly letters NE behind), in rectangular punch, 5 x 6 mm. Howgego 32 ? (7 pcs). Note: There does not seem to be space enough for the letters "NE" (which probably refer to Neapolis rather than Nerva) behind the head. Howgego 32 is, however, applied to most of these coins. Collection Automan.Automan
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Head right98 viewsPHOENICIA. Ptolemais (Akko). Claudius. 22. A.D. 50/51 (year 11 of Claudius, year 99 in the era of Casarea). Obv: Uncertain inscription. Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: ГEPMANIEΩ(NTΩNENΠTOΛEM)AIΔI, (AI L) in field to left, Θ (QL) in field to right. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ref: RPC 4746 (6 pcs); Seyrig 25; Sear GIC 479. Axis: 360. Weight: 9.17 g. CM: Male head right, in pentangular punch, 5 x 6.5 mm. Howgego 138 (21 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Head right (laureate)81 viewsSYRIA, SAMARIA, or JUDAEA (?).Uncertain mint. Uncertain Flavian (?) emperor. 25. Circa A.D. 69-96 (?). Obv: Inscription illegible. Laureate head left; countermark on chin. Rev: Inscription illegible. Worn nearly smooth. Weight: 11.30 g. CM: Laureate head right, in rectangular punch, 5 x 6 mm. Howgego 132 (13 pcs) or Howgego 133 (17 pcs) ? Collection Automan.Automan
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Head right (laureate)82 viewsSAMARIA. Caesarea Maritima (for province of Judaea). Titus. 24. A.D. 71 to circa 73. Obv: (AYTOKPTITOΣKAIΣAP). Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: (IOYΔAIA-C-E-AΛWKYIAΣ). Captive, with arms tied behind back, crouching right to left of foot of trophy, shield to right of trophy. Ref: RPC 2313; Sear GIC 784. Axis: 330. Weight: 10.84 g. CM: Laureate head right, in rectangular punch, 5.5 x 6.5 mm. Howgego 133 (17 pcs). Note: The countermark may have been applied in Palestine. Collection Automan.Automan
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Head right (laureate)109 viewsSAMARIA. Caesarea Maritima (for province of Judaea). Titus. 24. A.D. 71 to circa 73. Obv: (AYTOKPTITOΣKAIΣAP). Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: (IOYΔAIA-C-E-AΛWKYIAΣ). Captive, with arms tied behind back, crouching right to left of foot of trophy, shield to right of trophy. Ref: RPC 2313; Sear GIC 784. Axis: 330. Weight: 12.57 g. CM: Laureate head (bust?) right, in rectangular punch, 5.5 x 6.5 mm. Howgego 133 (17 pcs). Note: The countermark may have been applied in Palestine. Collection Automan.Automan
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Head right (laureate)84 viewsSAMARIA. Caesarea. Domitian. 27. Circa A.D. 92. Obv: IMPCA-ESDOMITAVG-(GERMTRPXI). Radiate head right, with aegis; countermark before. Rev: (IMPXXI)COS(XVICENSPP). Palm-tree. Ref: RPC 2307. Axis: 30. Weight: 15.10 g. CM: Laureate head right, in circular punch, 6.5 mm. Howgego 119 (18 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Head right (laureate, possibly Titus?)99 viewsSYRIA: DECAPOLIS. Antiochia ad Hippum. Nero. 18. A.D. 67/68 (year 131). Obv: (NEPΩ)N-KA(IΣAP). Laureate head right, crescent before (not visible); countermark on lower part of bust. Rev: (IΠΠH)NΩ(N), (AΛP) below. Horse standing left. Ref: Spijkerman 2a; RPC 4808 (5 pcs). Axis: 15. Weight: 6.86 g. CM: Laureate (?) head right, in largely oval punch, 6 x 7.5 mm. Howgego 121 (8 pcs). Note: Howgego suggests that the countermarking was contemporary with the next issue of coins under Titus. None of the coins of Titus (or subsequent emperors) are countermarked. Collection Automan.Automan
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Head to right151 viewsMacedonia, Kings. Philip II or Alexander III., 356 - 323 B.C. AR-Drachm. 17 mm, 3.73 grs. AV: Head of Herakles with lionskin. CM: Head to right. RV: Enthroned Zeus to left with scepter and holding eagle. Collection: Mueller.1 commentsAutoman
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Head to right (Apollo?)113 viewsUnknown host coin. AE-28 mm, 9.21 grs. AV: Head to left (Apollo?). Circular CM: Head to right (Apollo?) RV: ?
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Helios (radiate head of)104 viewsCAPPADOCIA. Caesarea. Severus Alexander. 26. A.D. 224/225 (year 3). Obv: AVKCEOVHPOCAΛ(EΞA)NΔP. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on head. Rev: MHTPOΠ-KAICAP, ETГ in ex. Agalma of Mt. Argaeus placed on altar, on summit wreath. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 180. Weight: 12.41 g.CM: Radiate head of Helios right (?), in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 12i (242 pcs). Note: The countermark was most likely applied in 243/244 since there are no countermarked coins from year seven of the reign of Gordian III. Collection Automan.Automan
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Helios (radiate head right)129 viewsCAPPADOCIA. Caesarea. Caracalla. 30. A.D. 205/206 (year 13 in the reign of Septimius Severus). Obv: AYKAIMAYP-ANT(W)NINOC. Laureate head right; countermark on head. Rev: MHTPOΠO-KAICAPEI, ETIΓ in ex. Agalma of Mt. Argaeus placed on altar. Ref: BMC 272v. Axis: 15. Weight: 14.69 g. CM: Radiate head of Helios right, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 12i (242 pcs). Note: The countermark was most likely applied in 243/244 since there are no countermarked coins from year seven of the reign of Gordian III. Collection Automan.Automan
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Helios (radiate head right)114 viewsCAPPADOCIA. Caesarea. Gordian III. 30. A.D. 243/244 (Regnal year 6). Obv: AVKMANTΓOPΔIANOC. Laureate head right; countermark on neck. rev: MHTPO-KAICBN, ETS in ex. Agalma of Mt. Argaeus placed on altar. Ref: BMC 342v (date). Axis:165. Weight:9.92 g. CM: Radiate head of Helios right, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 12i (242 pcs). Note: The countermark was most likely applied in 243/244 since there are no countermarked coins from year seven of the reign of Gordian III. Collection Automan.Automan
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Helios, Athena and Telesphoros154 viewsMYSIA. Pergamum. Hadrian. 24. A.D. 117-138. Obv: (AVKAIAΔPIANO) or similar.Laureate bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) to left of bust, (2) to right of bust. Rev: Uncertain inscription. Asklepios standing facing, holding snake-encircled staff, to his left cloaked and hooded figure of Telesphoros standing facing (?); countermark to left (3). Ref: BMC -. Axis: 360. Weight: 6.95 g. CM(1): Radiate head of Helios right, in oval punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 7 (13 pcs). CM(2): Helmeted bust of Athena right, in shaped punch, 4.5 x 6 mm. Howgego 185 (28 pcs). CM(3):Telesphoros standing facing, in oval punch, 4 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 267 (5 pcs). Note: All those that bear countermark [3] also bear countermarks [1] and [2]. Collection Automan.Automan
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Heraclius Monogram168 viewsHeraclius, 5 Oct 610 - 11 Jan 641 A.D., and Heraclius Constantine, 23 Jan 613 - 20 Apr 641 A.D.
7784. Bronze follis, S 805, aF, 10.23g, 31.4mm, 180o, 3rd officina, Constantinople mint, 629 - 630 A.D.; obverse monogram left, Heraclius in chlamys holding long cross on left, Heraclius Constantine in chlamys holding globus cruciger on right, cross between heads; reverse large M (40 nummi), chi rho Christogram above, ANNO left, uncertain regnal year on right (regnal year 20), G? below (3nd officina), CON in exergue; corrosion on reverse; sold.
Features obscure due to undertype effects and corrosion on reverse. KYZ mintmark from undertype clear on obverse. CONS legend from undertype clear on reverse. Heraclius monogram countermark on reverse. Sear notes this countermark is often found on coins of Maurice Tiberius.
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Herakles (bearded bust right)85 viewsSYRIA: DECAPOLIS. Abila. Marcus Aurelius. 24. A.D. 162/163 (year 226). Obv: (AY)TKAICM-AYPANT(AYΓ). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark on shoulder. Rev: CEABIΛHNWNIAAΓ▪KOI▪CY, (S▪KC) in ex. Nude Herakles seated left on rock, holding club. Ref: Spijkerman 3; BMC - (no coins of Abila!). Axis: 360. Weight: 10.16 g. CM: Herakles, bearded bust right, in oval punch, 6 x 8 mm. Howgego 16 (7 pcs). Note: As this coin indicates, Howgego is incorrect in his claim that the countermark was applied only to the coins of Lucius Verus. Collection Automan.Automan
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Herakles (bearded head of ?)132 viewsSYRIA: DECAPOLIS. Abila. Lucius Verus. 25. A.D. 166/167. Obv: AYTKAICAPΛ-AYPOYHPOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark on shoulder. Rev: CEABIΛHNW-NIAAΓKOICY, ΛC in ex. Nude Herakles seated left on rock, holding club. Ref: Spijkerman 11; SNG ANS 1122; BMC - (no coins of Abila!). Axis: 180. Weight: 10.76 g. CM: Herakles, bearded bust right, in oval punch, 6.5 x 8 mm. Howgego 16 (7 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Herakles (bearded head right)75 viewsSYRIA: DECAPOLIS. Philadelphia. Titus. 23. A.D. 80/81 (year 143). Obv: (AYTOKPATΩP-TITOCKAICAP). Laureate head right; countermark below chin. Rev: (ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN-LГMP). Laureate head of Herakles (Domitian) right. Ref: RPC 2106; BMC 4; Spijkerman 9; Rosenberger 7. Axis: 330. Weight: 9.31 g. CM: Bearded head of Herakles right, in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego 17 (20 pcs). Note: Likely countermarked in connection with next issue of city under Hadrian. Collection Automan.Automan
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Herakles (bearded head)102 viewsUncertain mint. Trajan. 20. A.D. 98-117. Obv: ()AIA(). Laureate head right; countermark behind head. Weight:4.93 g. CM: Bearded head of Herakles right, in circular punch, 6 mm.Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Herakles (bearded head)118 viewsIMPERIAL. Augustus or Agrippa (?) . As (26 mm). Obv: Laureate head left; countermark below face. Weight: 8.51 g. CM: Bearded head of Herakles right, in oval punch, 6 x 7 mm. Howgego -. Note: The countermark is of lower Danubian origin. Collection Automan.Automan
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Herakles, bearded head right135 viewsTitus, 24 Jun 79 - 13 Sep 81 A.D., Philadelphia, Decapolis, Syria
6540. Bronze AE 23, RPC 2106, BMC 4, Spijkerman 9 , Rosenberger 7, aVF, small flan, 11.31g, 21.7mm, 180o, Philadelphia mint, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse AYTOKPATWP TITOC KAICAP, laureate head of Titus right, countermark bearded head of Herakles right; reverse FILADELFEWN L GMR (Philadelphia year 143), laureate head of Herakles right; $65.00
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Herakles, bearded head right122 viewsTitus, 24 Jun 79 - 13 Sep 81 A.D., Philadelphia, Decapolis, Syria
9664. Bronze AE 23, RPC 2106, BMC 4, Spijkerman 9 , Rosenberger 7, F, Philadelphia mint, 11.25g, 23.1mm, 0o, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse AYTOKPATWP TITOC KAICAP, laureate head of Titus right, countermark bearded head of Herakles right; reverse FILADELFEWN L GMR (Philadelphia year 143), laureate head of Herakles right; nice red patina; $115.00
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Herakles, bearded head right139 viewsDomitian, 13 Sep 81 - 18 Sep 96 A.D., Philadelphia, Decapolis, Syria
11606. Bronze AE 23, Spijkerman 10 var (countermark), F, Philadelphia mint, 11.84g, 23.3mm, 0o, as Caesar, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse DOMITIANOC KAICAP, laureate head of Domitian right, countermark bearded head of Herakles right; reverse FILADELFEWN L GMR (Philadelphia year 143), turreted and veiled head of Tyche right; nice green patina and choice countermark; $30.00. Forum catalog.
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Howgego 670396 viewsSeverus Alexander --AE34, Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Laureate and cuirassed bust right; c/m: D with central pellet / Nike standing facing with wings spread, holding tabula ansata inscribed ELEV/QEPAC in two lines. SNG Levante -; SNG Levante Suppl. 197 (this coin); SNG France 992-994 (same dies); SNG von Aulock -; c/m: Howgego 670. Ex Eduardo Levante Collection. (featherz collection)5 commentsfeatherz
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HPA (monogram of)83 viewsMACEDON. Philippi. Tiberius. 17. A.D. 14-37. Obv: TI▪(AVG). Bare head right. Rev: Two colonists (or priests) ploughing right with two oxen; countermark. Ref: BMC 89-91 (Mysia: Parium); RPC 1657; Axis: 330. Weight: 4.09 g. CM: Monogram of HPA, in rectangular punch, 7 x 3 mm. Howgego -. Note: The countermark may possibly refer to a city by the name Heracleia, of which there was one in Bithynia, Caria and Macedon. Collection Automan.Automan
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HPAK137 viewsMACEDON. Philippi. Augustus. 18 (Semis). 27 B.C.-A.D. 14. Obv: (A)VG.Bare head right. Rev: Two colonists ploughing right with two oxen; 2 countermarks: (1) above oxen, (2) below oxen. Ref: BMC 86-88 (MYSIA. Parium). Axis: 330. Weight: 5.06 g. CM(1): HPAK (?) in rectangular punch, 9 x 3.5 mm. Howgego -. Note: The countermark may possibly refer to a city by the name Heracleia, of which there was one in Bithynia, Caria and Macedon. CM(2): Second application of same CM. Collection Automan.Automan
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Hygieia (bust of)100 viewsCILICIA. Irenopolis. Trajan. 21 (Assarion?). A.D. 98/99 (year 47 of the era of Irenopolis). Obv: AYTO-KAICAP-TPAIANO(C). Laureate head right; countermark before neck. Rev: IPHNOΠOΛEI-(TΩN)ETOYCZM. Hygieia standing right, holding branch and snake which she feeds from patera. Ref: BMC -; SNG Paris 2253 (same obv. die); SNG Levante 1605 (same obv. die). Axis: 345. Weight: 4.96 g. Note: Ziegler notes 40 specimens of this date. CM: Bust of Hygieia right, snake before, in rectangular punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 195 (12 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Hygieia and Asklepios99 viewsCILICIA. Irenopolis. Domitian. 29 (2 Assaria). A.D. 92/93 (year 42). Obv: (AVTOK)PATΩPKAIΣAP-ΔOMITIAN(OΣ). Laureate head right; 2 countermarks, on lower part of bust (1) and before bust (2). Rev: (IPHNOΠOΛE-)ITΩN-ETO-BM. Veiled and turreted figure of Tyche seated right on rock, extending right hand holding ears of corn; river-god swimming right at her feet. Ref: BMC 2 var. (no star in field on rev., different rev. leg.); Sear 862 var.; RPC 1762 (8 pcs) var. (no star). Axis: 360. Weigh: 11.04 g. Note: Fourteen pieces of this size depicting Domitian noted by Ziegler (1993). CM(1): Bust of Hygieia right, snake before, in rectangular punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 195 (12 pcs). CM(2): Head of Asklepios right, snake before, in circular punch, 6 mm Howgego 6 (4 pcs).Note: Three of the four specimens listed by Howgego bearing CM (2) also bear CM (1). Collection AutomanAutoman
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II.C.V - Possible Barbaric166 viewsEmperor: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Condition: Mediocre
Denomination: Unknown

Countermark on Obverse: ||●C●V (Maybe an imitation of TI●C●A)
Unknown Reverse
5.23g; 24.5mm

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IMP in rectangular punch74 viewsBarbaric imitation of Asian AE As. Augustus. 25. 1st century A.D. Obv: TΛVЗEVSV (blundered). Head right. Rev: Blundered inscription obliterated by countermark. Wreath. Large flan crack due to countermarking. Axis: 300. Weight: 7.48 g. CM: IMP in rectangular punch, 10 x 5.5 mm. Imitation of imperial countermark. Collection Automan.Automan
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IMP•OTHO Monogram135 viewsNero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Tripolis, Phoenicia, Otho countermark
9273. Bronze AE 23, SGI 628, BMC Phoenicia 39, F, Tripolis mint, 7.21g, 22.9mm, 0o, obverse laureate head of Nero, countermarked IMPOTHO (emperor Otho, 15 Jan - 17 Apr 69 A.D.); reverse TRIPWLEITWN LQOT (= seleukid era year 379 = 67/68 A.D.), conjoined busts of the Dioscuri right, two stars above; sold.
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Imperial head (Hadrian?) right144 viewsUncertain mint. Domitian (?). 33. A.D. 81-96 (?). Obv: Inscription illegible. Laureate bust/head right; countermark before. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 19.36 g. CM: Laureate imperial head right (Hadrian?), in oval punch, 8 x 10 mm. Howgego 109 (1 pc). Howgego notes that 109 is probably a Cypriot countermark. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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India:Ujjaini countermarked coin120 viewsUjjaini countermarked coin from ancient Ujjain ,India,
BC 200.
Nice counter mark of a bird on tree top and ujjain symbol on top of it.
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K in circle69 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Perga. Philip Sr. (?). 22. A.D. 244-249. Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark on shoulder. Rev: (ΠE)PΓA-IΩN. Vulcan seated right, holding hammer in left hand. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 360. Weight: 4.70 g. CM: K in circle, in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 672 (8 pcs). Note: This specimen is on the small side for group 672, the specimens recorded by Howgego ranging from 23-32 mm and 6.98-21.43 grams. It is impossible to decide where the countermark was applied, although the specimens recorded by Howgego were originally minted in Phrygia, Pamphylia, Cilicia and Pisidia. Collection Automan.Automan
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KA (monogram of)90 viewsUncertain mint. 26. 1st century A.D. (?). Obv: Outline of female (?) imperial bust; Countermark (1) on neck. Rev: Worn smooth; Countermark (2). Weight: 7.92 g. CM(1-2): Monogram of KA, in circular punch, 4.5 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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KA and Δ95 viewsCILICIA. Seleuceia ad Calycadnum. Gordian III. 29. A.D. 238-244. Obv: ANTΩNIOC-ΓΩPΔ(IANOCCE)BATOC (sic). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Two countermarks: (1) before bust on neck, (2) on back of head. Rev: CELEUK-E-(ΩNTΩΠPOC)-KAΛV-KAΔ. Athena standing right, holding spear in right hand and shield in left hand, striking down serpent-footed giant, who hurls stone with right hand.Ref: BMC 38 (same obv. die). Axis: 180. Weight:13.81 g. CM(1): Monogram of K and A, in shaped punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 618 (52 pcs). Note: The countermark likely refers to Calycadnum. CM(2): Δ containing dot, in triangular punch, 6 x 5 mm. Howgego 670 (206 pcs). Note: Not likely to be a denominational countermark. Collection Automan.Automan
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KAI and laureate head87 viewsSAMARIA. Caesarea Maritima. Nero. 22. A.D. 68 (year 14 of the reign of Nero). Obv: (NEPΩNKAIΣAPΣEBAΣTOΣ). Laureate head right, star in front; countermark (1). Rev: (KA)IΣA(PIAHΠPOΣΣEBAΣTΩΛIMENI) or similar, LIΔ in field. Figure (Tyche?) standing left, holding human bust and standard; countermark (2) on figure. Ref: RPC 6842; Sear GIC 629. (Axis: 360). Weight: 10.24 g. CM(1): KAI in rectangular punch, 8 x 5 mm. Howgego 543 (18 pcs). Note: The countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/68, before the city became colony under Vespasian, to validate coins of Nero. CM(2): Laureate head right, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 115 (12 pcs). Note: Likely applied at the same time as countermark (1). In fact, Howgego notes that it may well be the case that all coins bearing countermark (1) also bear countermark (2) and vice-versa. Collection Automan.Automan
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KAI and laureate head72 viewsSAMARIA. Caesarea Maritima. Nero. 23. A.D. 68 (year 14 of the reign of Nero). Obv: (NEPΩNKAIΣAPΣEBAΣTOΣ). Laureate head right, star in front; countermark on head (1). Rev: (KAIΣAPIAHΠPOΣΣEBAΣTΩΛIMENI) or similar, LIΔ in field. Figure (Tyche?) standing left, holding human bust and standard; countermark (2) on figure. Ref: RPC 6842; Sear GIC 629. Axis: 360. Weight: 10.49 g. CM(1): KAI in rectangular punch, 8 x 6 mm. Howgego 543 (18 pcs). Note: The countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/68, before the city became colony under Vespasian, to validate coins of Nero. CM(2): Laureate head right, in circular punch, 4 mm. Howgego 115 (12 pcs). Note: Likely applied at the same time as countermark (1). In fact, Howgego notes that it may well be the case that all coins bearing countermark (1) also bear countermark (2) and vice-versa. Collection Automan.Automan
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KAI in rectangular punch79 viewsMACEDON. Amphipolis. Tiberius. 20. A.D. 14-37. Obv: (TIK)AIΣAPΣEB-BAΣTO(Σ) sic. Bare head right. Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN. Artemis Tauropolos, holding inflated veil, riding on bull galloping right; countermark on neck of bull. Ref: BMC 80 (var. obv. leg. break); RPC 1632; Axis: 360. Weighr: 7.20 g. CM: KAI in rectangular punch, 5 x 2.5 mm. Howgego 542 (14 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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KAP (monogram of)116 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Augustus. 27 (Large denomination, dupondius?). 5/4 B.C. (year 27). Obv: IMP▪(AVGVST▪)-TR▪POT. Laureate head right; countermark on chin and neck. Rev: SC within circle within laurel-wreath of eight leaves. Ref: RPC 4247. Axis: 15. Weight: 16.15 g. CM: Monogram of KAP, crescent above, in square punch, circa 9 x 8 mm. Howgego 607 (8 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Lambda-shaped letter66 viewsARABIA or PHENICIA (?). Uncertain mint. Uncertain emperor. 21. 1st-2nd Century A.D.(?). Obv: Inscription illegible. Imperial bust right. Rev: Inscription illegible. City goddess seated right. Axis: 360. Weight: 6.58 g. CM: Lambda-shaped letter with horizontal on top, dot on either side, in oval punch, 6.5 x 5 mm . Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Large head right73 viewsUncertain mint. 22. 1st century A.D. ? Obv: Inscription illegible. Outline of imperial bust right; countermark on bust. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 6.42 g. CM: Large head right, in rectangular punch, 7 x 9 mm. Howgego -. Collection AutomanAutoman
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Laureate (?) head right148 viewsSAMARIA. Caesarea (?). Domitian. 18. A.D. 81-96. Obv: Inscription obliterated. Laureate (?) head right; countermark on neck. Rev: Inscription obliterated. Tyche standing or seated left (?). Axis: 360. Weight: 3.80 g. Note: The coin was sold in a lot of 4 pieces, at least 2 of which were from Caesarea. CM: Laureate (?) head right, in rectangular punch, 3 x 4 mm. Howgego 135 (28 pcs). Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Laureate (?) head right82 viewsSAMARIA. Uncertain mint (Caesarea Maritima?). Titus (?). 20. 70s A.D. (?). Obv: Inscription illegible. Faint outline of imperial bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 7.59 g. CM: Laureate (?) head right, in rectangular punch, 3.5 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 135 (28 pcs). Note: Probably applied in Palestine. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate and draped bust right115 viewsPAPHLAGONIA. Amastris. Elagabalus. 26. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVTKMAPH(...). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark before bust. Rev: AMACTP-I-ANΩN. Dionysus standing left, holding thyrsus and cantharos; panther at his feet to left. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 265. Weight: 10.24 g. CM: Laureate and draped bust right, in oval punch, 6.5 x 7.5 mm. Howgego 65 (?). Note: The attribution of the countermark to Howgego group 65 is uncertain, but considering where and when the coin was struck it seems logical. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate and draped bust right118 viewsUncertain mint. Antoninus Pius. 25. A.D. 138-161. Obv: Inscription obliterated. Laureate head right; countermark on neck, below chin. Rev: Inscription obliterated. Athena standing left, resting left hand on shield, extending right hand, holding patera (?). Axis: 360. Weight: 11.10 g. CM: Laureate and draped bust right, in oval punch, 4 x 5.5 mm. Possibly Howgego 56 (mainly Corinth), 65 (mainly Nicaea), 70 (Pergamum) or 113 (Laodiceia, although the coin does not look like the Laodiceia/Tyche type). Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust146 viewsBITHYNIA. Prusa ad Olympum. Maximinus I. 23. A.D. 235-238. Obv: ΓIOVMAΞIMEINOCAV. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on bust. Rev: ΠP-OVC-AEΩN. Athena standing left, holding patera in right hand and spear in left, shield at her feet. Ref: BMC -; Waddington 148. Axis: 30. Weight: 8.95 g. CM: Laureate bust right, in oval punch, 5 x 6 mm. Howgego 65 (130 pcs). Note: Dating of the countermark is problematic, and it seems likely that it was applied over a period of time. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust and Δ110 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Maximus. 23. A.D. 235-238. Obv: (ΓI)OVOVHMAΞIMOCK. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) behind bust, (2) on bust. Rev: N(IKAI)-EΩN.Athena seated left, holding figure of Nike in outstretched right hand, shield behind. Ref: BMC -; Weiser 61. Axis: 210. Weight: 6.94 g. CM(1): Laureate bust right, in circular punch, 6.5 mm.Howgego 65 (130 pcs). Dating of the countermark is problematic, and it seems likely that it was applied over a period of time. CM(2): Δ in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 788. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust and "S" (?)82 viewsUncertain mint. 18. 2 countermarks. Worn smooth. Weight: 2.70 g. CM(1): Laureate bust right, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego CM(2): (?).S (?) in rectangular punch, 5 x 3 mm.Howgego - (?).Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust and Nike90 viewsUncertain mint.Uncertain (Septimius Severus?). 21. Obv: Inscription obliterated. Laureate bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) before bust, (2) on neck. Rev: Female deity standing left. Axis: 180. Weigth: 5.15 g. CM(1): Laureate bust right, in circular punch, 6 mm. Likely Howgego 65 (130 pcs). CM(2): Nike standing right in oval punch, 5 x 7 mm. Howgego 254 (94 pcs). Note: The combination of (1) and (2) is recorded (14 pcs in Howgego). Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust and Nike left93 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Marcus Aurelius. 28. A.D. 161-180. Obv: (AV)KMAVP-A(NTΩN...). Laureate head right; 2 countermarks: (1) before neck, (2) behind neck. Rev: (NIKAIEΩN). Female deity (Athena?), standing facing. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 225. Weight: 13.32 g. CM(1): Laureate bust right, in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 65 (130 pcs). CM(2): Nike standing left (!) in oval punch, 5.5 x 7 mm. Howgego 254 (94 pcs). Note: Most of these countermarks show Nike standing right. The Nike probably referred to the city and not a specific victory. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust right113 viewsCILICIA. Claudiopolis. Hadrian. 24. A.D. 117-138 . Obv: AYTKAITPAAΔPIANO(CCEB). Laureate bust right, countermark before bust. Rev: (KΛA)Y-ΔIOΠOΛITW. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ref: BMC 1; Sear GIC 1219. Axis: 360. Weight: 9.24 g. Note: Rare city. CM: Laureate bust right, in oval punch, 6 x 8 mm. Howgego 103 (4 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust right78 viewsCORINTHIA. Corinth. Commodus. 25. A.D. 177-192. Obv: IMPCOMMODVS-(ANTONINVS AVG) or similar. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark before bust. Rev: CLI-(COR).Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm. Ref: BMC 640-641v (size). Axis: 90. Weight:9.89 g. CM: Laureate bust right, in oval punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 56 (89 pcs). Note: Likely applied after circa A.D. 205, the vast majority of coins bearing this countermark are from Corinth. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust right84 viewsAEOLIS. Aegae. Civic. 25. Time of Commodus. Obv: (IEPACYN-KΛ)HTO(C). Draped bust of the Roman Senate right; countermark on neck. Rev: EΠICTPΦIΛ(AΔEΛΦOVAIΓAEΩ, N in field). Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia, altar at feet. Ref: BMC 16; Sear GIC 4925. Axis: 180. Weight: 8.86 g. CM: Laureate bust right, in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego (?).There is a possibility that there may be a letter or symbol before the bust. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust right128 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Commodus. 24. A.D. 177-192. Obv: (M)AVKO-ANTΩ(NINOC) or similar. Bare headed and draped bust right. Rev: NIK(A)-IEΩN. Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right; countermark on head. Ref: BMC 45 var. Axis: 225. Weight: 6.22 g. CM: Laureate bust right , in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 65, 66 or 67 (?). Note: The coin can not be neatly assigned to either category. Howgego 65 (130 pcs) was applied to the obverse. Howgego 66 (47 pcs), which was applied to the reverse, was applied only to later coins. Howgego 67 (48 pcs) was also applied to the reverse, but almost exclusively to coins of Nicomedia. However, the reverse of this coin may have been mistaken for an obverse since it depicts bust of Tyche! Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust right95 viewsCORINTHIA.Corinth.Julia Domna. 24.A.D. 193-217. Obv: IVLIA-(DOMNAAVG) or sim. Draped bust right; countermark on shoulder. Rev: CLI-(COR). Dionysos standing left, holding thyrsus and cantharus, panther at his feet. Ref: BMC -; SNG Cop -. Axis: 90. Weight: 5.57 g. CM: Laureate bust right, in oval punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 56 (89 pcs). Note: Likely applied after circa A.D. 205. The vast majority of coins bearing this countermark are from Corinth. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust right73 viewsSYRIA or SAMARIA (?). Uncertain mint. Titus or Domitian (?). 23. 70s-80s A.D. Obv: Inscription illegible. Faint outline of imperial bust right; countermark on head. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 10.78 g. CM: Laureate bust right, in rectangular punch, 4.5 x 6 mm. Howgego 133 ? (17 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust right (Caracalla?)109 viewsLYDIA. Thyatira. Commodus. 29. A.D. 177-192. Obv: (AVKAI)MAV-PHKOMMOΔO. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark behind neck. Rev: CTPMAVPAΘHN-AIOVΘ(VATEIP)HN(ΩN?). Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ref: BMC 83. Axis: 15. Weigth: 13.08 g. CM: Laureate bust right (Caracalla?), in circular punch, 4.5 mm. Howgego 93 (55 pcs). Note: The countermarking may be connected to the visit of Caracalla to Thyatira in A.D. 214. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate bust right and ΛAM81 viewsSYRIA: COMMAGENE. Tiberius. 29 (Dupondius). A.D. 19-21. Obv: (TICAESARDIVIAVGVSTIFAVGVS-TVS). Laureate head right; 2 countermarks: (1) on bust, (2) on lower part of bust. Rev: (PONTMAXIMCOSIIIIMPVII) TRPOT(XXII). Two crossed cornucopiae, between which winged caduceus. Ref: RPC 3868; RIC 90. Axis: 360. Weight: 11.27 g. Note: Struck after Tiberius annexed Commagene in A.D. 19. CM(1): Laureate bust right, in circular punch, 6 mm.Howgego 111iv (7 pcs). CM(2): ΛAM in rectangular punch, 10 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 549 (1+2? pcs). Note: Howgego speculates that alternative readings are possible, although this specimen certainly appears to read ΛAM, which may refer to L. Aelius Lemia, legate of Syria A.D. 21-32. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate head of emperor right85 viewsUncertain mint. Domitian (?). 29. 1st century A.D. Obv: Inscription illegible. Outline of imperial bust right; countermark before. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 7.25 g. CM: Laureate head of emperor right, in oval punch, 7.5 x 9 mm. Howgego 109 sim (?). Note: Howgego 109 is noted as being a Cypriot countermark. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Laureate head of emperor right185 viewsUncertain mint. Domitian (?). 29. 1st century A.D. Obv: Inscription illegible. Outline of imperial bust right; countermark before. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 7.25 g. CM: Laureate head of emperor right, in oval punch, 7.5 x 9 mm. Howgego 109 sim (?). Note: Howgego 109 is noted as being a Cypriot countermark. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Laureate head right (Caracalla?)111 viewsBITHYNIA. Nikomedia. Septimius Severus. 22. A.D. 193-211. Obv: ACEΠTI-CEVHPOCΠ. Laureate bust right. Rev: NIKO(MH)ΔEΩNΔICNEΩKO(PΩN). Female deity standing left, holding uncertain items; countermark at lower right. Ref: BMC Axis: 360. Weight: 5.42 g. CM: Laureate head right (Caracalla?), in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 67 (48 pcs). Note: May have been applied because Caracalla spent his birthday 4/4 215 in Nicomedia. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laureate head right (Caracalla?)112 viewsBITHYNIA. Nikomedia. Septimius Severus. 22. A.D. 193-211. Obv: AVKΛCEΠ-(CEV)HPOCΠ. Laureate head right. Rev: ΔICNEΩKOP-ΩNNIK(OMH)ΔE, Ω-(N) in field. Female deity standing left, holding uncertain items; countermark at lower right. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 180. Weight: 4.82 g. CM: Laureate head right (Caracalla?), in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 67 (48 pcs). Note: May have been applied because Caracalla spent his birthday 4/4 215 in Nikomedia. Collection Automan.Automan
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Laurel branch with four leaves153 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Hadrian. 26. A.D. 117-138. Obv: AVT.KAIC.Θ.TP.Π.YI.Θ.NEP.YIW.T(P.AΔPIANOC.CEBAC) or similar. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark to right, before bust. Rev: Large SC, small Θ below, all within laurel-wreath. Ref: BMC 295-299v. Axis: 30. Weight: 13.67 g. CM: Laurel branch with four leaves, in rectangular punch, 4.5 x 6 mm. Howgego 378 (69 pcs). Note: The countermark was applied before A.D. 132-135. Collection Automan2 commentsAutoman
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Laurel branch with four leaves118 viewsIONIA. Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Claudius. 18. A.D. 41-54. Obv: KΛA(YΔIOC-KAICAP). Laureate head right; countermark on head. Rev: (MAΓNHTΩN). Facing cult statue of Artemis Leukophrys, with two supports. Ref: RPC 2700; BMC -. Axis: 330. Weight: 3.54 g. CM: Laurel branch with 4 leaves, in square punch, 4 mm. Howgego 377 (2 pcs). Note: Howgego lists only two pieces with this countermark, one of Tiberius and one civic, both of Magnesia. Collection: Automan.Automan
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Livia dupondius with Nero Countermark79 viewsIVSTITIA
Diad. and draped bust of Livia as Justitia right

TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVG P M TR POT XXIIII around large SC

Rome 22-23AD

Sear 1739

Countermark on reverse NCAP:
There are several interpretations of what this, the most interesting of all Julio-Caludian ctmk., means. The two most likely are:
1. Nero Ceasar Augustus Populi Romani
2. Nero Caesar Augustus Probavit
In the first instance it is a congiarium or public dole given by Nero to the people of Rome. In the second, it is a revalidation of the earlier coins of ones predecessors still in circulation.
Possible is also a later use, eg. by Nerva, or that no emperors name was part of the countermark, Countermark Martini Pangerl Collection 1; 20; 60 depending on subtype
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LVIF and laureate (?) head right115 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Nero or Domitian. 22. A.D. 65/66 (year 114; if Nero) or A.D. Obv: Illegible legends, laureated head left; 2 countermarks: (1) on head, (2) behind neck. Rev: SC within laurel-wreath of eight leaves. Ref: RPC 4298 (if Nero) or 2024 (if Domitian). Axis: 30. Weight: 6.35 g. CM(1): LVIF in rectangular punch, 7 x 3 mm. Howgego 726 (12 pcs). Note: Countermark of the 6th Legion Ferrata. Applied only to the samaller denomination, primarily of the SC series. Likely applied at the same time as countermark (2), possibly in Palestine after the transfer of the Legion to Caparcotna in Judaea, where it is known to have been stationed after the Jewish revolt of 132-135 (and possibly even from around 123). CM(2): Laureate (?) head right, in square punch, 4 mm. Howgego 134 (11 pcs). Note: Also countermark of the 6th Legion Ferrata. Likely applied at the same time as countermark (1). Collection Automan.Automan
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LXV and thunderbolt129 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochos ad Orontem. Augustus, 27 B.C. - 14 A.C. AE-23/26 mm, 12.53 grs. AV: IMP AVG[...], Head of Augustus without laurel to right. Rectangular CM (1): thunderbolt, Howgego 472 (4 pcs); rectangular CM(2): LXV, Howgego 739 (9 pcs). SC in a laurel wreath. Note: CM(2) refers to the 15th legion ("Apollinaris), although Howgego notes that dating is complicated, as is ascertaining where it was applied. Howgego further notes that CM(1) is likely to be associated with the 12th legion ("Fulminata"), as it appears on another coin countermarked "FVLM". However, the combination of countermarks on the present coin (i.e. LXV and thunderbolt) was not known to Howgego. Had it been, he might have concluded otherwise. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Lyre (?)85 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Maximinus I. 23. A.D. 235-238. Obv: (ГI)OVOVHMA-ΞI(MEINOCAVГ). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark behind neck. Rev: NIKAI-(EΩN). Triptolemus standing in chariot, drawn right by two winged serpents. Ref: BMC -; Axis: 360. Weight: 6.97 g. CM: Possibly a lyre (?).Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Lysimacheia --AE22.198 viewsLysimacheia --AE22. Obv: Head of Herakles right (c/m Lion's scalp) Rev. Artemis standing right holding two torches (c/m grain ear). SNG COP 904featherz
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M▪ST89 viewsMACEDON. Stobi (?). Marcus Aurelius (?). 24. A.D. 161-180 (?). Obv: Inscription illegible. Imperial head right. Rev: Inscription illegible. Female deity (Tyche?) standing. Axis: 360. Weight: 12.11 g. CM: M▪ST in rectangular punch, 9 x 3.5 mm. Howgego 704 (2 pcs). Note: The two specimens noted by Howgego are from Commodus and Marcus Aurelius and were struck in Stobi. The countermark should be read Municipium Stobensium. Collection: Automan.Automan
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M-like shape93 viewsBOSPORUS, Kings of. Rhoemetalces. 24 (48 Numia). A.D. 133-154 (circa). Obv: (BACI)ΛWECPOIMHTAΛKOY (sic!). Diademed and draped bust right. Rev: MH within wreath; Countermark to lower left. Sear (GIC) 5469 var. (no trident); BMC 11-12 var. (regular A:s); Weight: 6.66 g.CM: M-like countermark, in circular or semi-circular punch, 8 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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M. Aurelius or Commodus (head of)105 viewsUncertain mint. Domitian (?). 28. Laureate head right; countermark before head. Weight:12.39 g. CM: Laureate head right (of Marcus Aurelius or Commodus?), in oval punch, 5 x 7 mm. Howgego 131.1 similar. Note: The countermark does show some resemblance to 131.1 (1 single piece), although that portrait appears to bare-headed rather than laureate. Collection Automan.Automan
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M.S - Municipium Stobensium, Howgego -186 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AE 26 Tetrassaria
Obverse legend lost, usually variation of IMP M AVR ANTONINVS
Bust laureate, right (may also be radiate)
Reverse legend lost, usually variation of MVN STOB
AMNG Gaebler 7, SNG Cop 330 (if laureate bust)
Cohen 1075 (if radiate)
M.S stands for Municipium Stobensium. This countermark unlisted in Howgego. Two other countermarks are known: M.ST (Howgego 704) and MST (unlisted). Only two hosts are known for Stobi countermarks. The second is also Marcus Aurelius with Zeus sitting to left, Cohen 1071-3, Lindgren 1141 (flying Nike on a globe behind), Moushmov 6536.
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M.ST131 viewsObv: Radiate head of M. Aurelius; Countermark. Host coin possibly of Stobe, although reverse is worn blank. CM: M.ST in rectangular punch for "Municipium Stobensium". Howgego 704. Collection Cassius.1 commentsAutoman
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Macedonian helmet147 viewsThessalia, Larissa, 3rd cent. B.C. AE-22 mm, 11.96 grs. AV: Head of the nymph Larissa to right, monogram behind. Circular CM: Macedonian helmet, very interesting and extremly rare CM! RV: LA - RI / SAIW[N], rider with helmet and soear to rightabove left: Star. Ex Auction Lanz 112 (2002), No. 193. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Macrinus & Diadumenian Cilicia Aegeae154 views Ob. MAKPINOVP M EU P AIGEW [N] Wreathed head of Dionysos right; thrysos over shoulder, grapes before
Rev. Confronted busts of Macrinus, on left, and Diadumenian, on right; Macrinus radiate, draped and cuirassed, Diadumenian draped and cuirassed
Countermarks: 2, Bust right and Tyche

Ref. SNG Levante -; SNG France 2347
C/m Howgego -.
Size AE26
Weight: 11.86g
(Bacchus collection)

The oval countermark (between M & D) is Howgego 100, described as bust right. It probably depicts Elagabalus since his coins of Aegeae are plentiful (although never found countermarked). Howgego lists 11 specimens of this countermark, 1 of which on a Macrinus/Diadumenian coin. The countermark in the rectangular punch (behind D) is probably Howgego 200, of which only 3 specimens are noted. It is described as Tyche, turreted right. Two of these three listed by Howgego are of Diadumenian. Howgego lists only one coin that combins H100 and H200.

Special thanks to Automan for assistiance
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Male bust and B118 viewsARABIA PETRAEA (?). Petra (?). Hadrian (?). 26. A.D. 117-138 (?). 2 countermarks. Worn smooth. Weight: 6.96 g. CM(1): Male bust right, in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 125 (4 pcs). CM(2): B in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 770 (4 pcs). Note: The two countermarks were probably applied at the same time, but were likely earlier than other denomination countermarks of Petra. Collection Automan.Automan
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Male head91 viewsCILICIA. Anazarbus-Caesarea. Nero. 19. A.D. 67/68 (year 86 in the era of Anazarbus). Obv: NEPΩN-KAICAP.Laureate bust right; countermark on bust, beneath chin. Rev: KAICAPE-ΩN-ETOYCSΠ. Veiled female figure seated left, extending right arm, holding uncertain object, amphora at her feet. Ref: BMC 6v (radiate); RPC 4063; SNG von Aulock 5471; SNG Levante 1368; Lindgren 1424; Sear GIC 611. Axis: 330. Weight:3.52 g. CM: Male head right, in circular punch, 4 mm. Howgego 102 (13 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Male head right91 viewsCILICIA. Irenopolis. Severus Alexander. 31 (5 Assaria?). A.D. 222-235 (can probably be dated more precisely). Obv: AVTKMAVPCEO(YHPOCAΛEΞANΔPOC or similar). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark before face. Rev: EIPHNO(...).Tyche, to right, seated left on rock; to left figure standing raising wreath (?) towards Tyche; beneath river-god swimming. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 360. Weight: 19.32 g. Note: Ten pieces of this size depicting Severus Alexander noted by Ziegler (1993). CM: Laureate male head right, in oval punch, 4.5 x 6 mm. Howgego 105 (26 pcs). Of the 26 pieced noted by Howgego, 16 are of Severus Alexander. Collection Automan.Automan
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Male head right (laureate)67 viewsCILICIA. Irenopolis. Caracalla. 21 (1 1/2 Assaria). A.D. 216/217 (year 165). Obv: AVTOKPATΩ-ANTΩNEINOC. Laureate bust right, countermark before face. Rev: EIPH-NO(ΠO)ΛI(TW)N▪EΞP. Bearded head of Herakles right, club before. Ref: BMC 10 var.; Sear 2628 var. Axis: 180. Weight: 6.78 g. Note: Nineteen pieces of this size depicting Caracalla noted by Ziegler (1993). CM: Laureate male head right, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 105 (26 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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MAT (monogram of?)99 viewsTHRACE. Topirus. Antoninus Pius. 23. A.D. 138-161. Obv: AVTKAITAIΛA)ΔPIANO(CANTΩNEINOC). Bare head right; countermark on neck. Rev: EΠIΦABAΓ(PIΠΠEINOVTOΠ)EIPEITΩN. Naked Herakles seated left on rock, right hand extended, holding club. Ref: BMC 2-3. Axis: 180. Weight: 4.74 g. Magistrate: Faustinius Agrippa. CM: Monogram of MAT (?) in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 621 (25 pcs). Note: The monogram may read Marcus Antoninus or Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, and may have been applied at the time of Caracalla, since some his coins of Topirus have a countermark-like feature engraved on the die. Collection Automan.Automan
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MAT (monogram of?)122 viewsTHRACE. Topirus. Antoninus Pius. 26. A.D. 138-161. Obv: (AVTKAIT)AIΛAΔPIANO-(CANTΩNEINOC). Bare head right; countermark on neck. Rev: EΠI(ΦABAΓPIΠΠEINOVTOΠEIPEI)TΩN. Naked Herakles seated left on rock, right hand extended, holding club. Ref: BMC 2-3. Axis: 180. Weight: 8.24 g. Magistrate: Faustinius Agrippa. CM: Monogram of MAT (?) in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 621 (25 pcs). Note: The monogram may read Marcus Antoninus or Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, and may have been applied at the time of Caracalla, since some his coins of Topirus have a countermark-like feature engraved on the die. Collection Automan.Automan
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Maurice Tiberius - B countermark184 viewsMaurice Tiberius, 13 August 582 - 22 November 602 A.D.
7783. Bronze follis, S 512, DO 105, F, 1st officina, Nicomedia mint, 10.74g, 32.7mm, 180o, 596-597 A.D.; obverse DN mAV-RIC TIbER PP A (or similar, blundered), helmeted and cuirassed bust facing holding globus cruciger in right and shield in left; reverse large M between A/N/N/O and and V/III (regnal year 8), cross above, A below (1st officina), NIKO in ex; countermark "B" in obverse center; sold.
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Maximinus I --AE33, Ninica-Claudiopolis. 407 viewsDraped bust of Maximinus R/Draped bust of Maximus R.. SNG France 2, 796. Multiple c/m. (featherz)2 commentsfeatherz
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MOT114 viewsUnknown host coin. AE-9 mm, 1.10 grs. AV: Head of Apollo(?) to right
RV: ? Rectangular CM: MOT.
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MYSIA, Pergamon41 viewsAE21, 6.5g, 1h; c. 133-16 BC.
Obv.: Laureate head of Asklepios right;
Rev.: ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, Asklepian snake coiled around omphalos, head right; countermark: overfed owl standing, facing.
Reference: SNG BnF 1815 (with owl countermark); BMC Mysia p. 129, 161 (same).
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NCAPR106 viewsAntonia, daughter of Marc Antony, mother of Claudius, grandmother of Caligula
6174. Orichalcum dupondius, RIC 104, S 1902, BM 166, G, Rome mint, 13.83g, 31.1mm, 180o, 41-42 A.D.; obverse ANTONIA AVGVSTA, bare- headed bust right, countermark; reverse TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP S C, Claudius veiled and togate, standing left, holding simpulum; sold.
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Nero 54-68 A.D. CAESAREA MARITIMA 199 viewsCAESAREA MARITIMA
Nero 54-68 A.D.
Obv: (NEPΩNKAIΣAPΣEBAΣTOΣ). Laureate head right, star in front
Rev: (KAIΣAPIAHΠPOΣΣEBAΣTΩΛIMENI) LIΔ in field. Tyche standing left, holding human bust and standard; countermark (2) on figure in square VOC
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NI in circular punch89 viewsMYSIA. Miletopolis. Septimius Severus. 35. A.D. 193-211. Obv: AVKAIΛCEΠTICEOV-HPO(C?)ΠEP(...) or sim. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark before bust. Rev: EΠI(CTPAEVTVXOVCAΛEΞAN)ΛΘV (or sim.), MEIΛHTOΠO/ΛITΩN in two lines in ex. Hermes, wearing petasos, seated left on rock, holding caduceus in right hand; left hand rests on rock. Ref: BMC - (14 same rev. for Commodus). Axis: 180. Weight; 23.84 g.CM: NI in curcular punch, 10 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Nice Coin with 4 counter marks:238 viewsObv: AVG, TICA, Flower
Rev: Capricorn
3 commentsecoli
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Nice Coin with 4 Countermarks from Moesia151 viewsAs, 8 gm, 24.8 mm.
Obv: Three countermarks - AVG, TICA or TICAE (with AE ligate), and a Helmet (?).
Rev: One countermark - Dolphin (?).
Comments: Appear to be the same countermarks shown in the Pangerl Collection #90 (found under TICAE in the 'Museum of Countermarks' on the RNG Web page). Also a good match to Ecoli's exhibit shown next on this board. Possibilities include Tiberius, Caligula or Claudius as reigning Emperor.
From the collection of Massanutten.
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Nike104 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Caracalla. 25. Circa A.D. 198-209. Obv: MAV(?)ANT(). Bare-headed and draped bust right; countermark behind bust. Rev: NI-(KA)-IEΩN .Hexastyle temple. Ref: BMC 79. Axis: 30. Weight: 9.62 g. CM: Nike standing right, in oval punch, 6 x 7.5 mm. Howgego 254 (94 pcs). Note: The Nike probably referred to the city and not a specific victory. Collection Automan.Automan
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Nike111 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Marcus Aurelius. 24 .A.D. 161-180. Obv: (AVTKMAVP?)-ANTΩNEIN(?). Bare-headed and draped bust right; countermark on shoulder. Rev: NIKA-I)EΩN. Athena standing left, holding spear, resting against shield.Ref: BMC -. Axis: 195. Weight:6.31 g. CM:Nike standing right, in oval punch, 6 x 8 mm. Howgego 254 (94 pcs). Note: The Nike probably referred to the city and not a specific victory. Collection Automan.Automan
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Nike94 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Septimius Severus. 24. A.D. 193-211. Obv: AVT.K.Λ.CEΠ-C.CVHPOC.ΠE. Laureate head right; countermark on back of head. Rev: N-IKA-I-EWN. Homonoia standing left, wearing modius and holding patera and cornucopia, lit altar at her feet to left. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 360. Weight: 11.42 g. CM: Nike standing right, in oval punch, 6 x 8 mm. Howgego 254 (94 pcs). Note: The Nike probably referred to the city and not a specific victory. Collection Automan.Automan
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Nike88 viewsHierapolis, Phrygia, time of Caracalla - Valerian. AE-24 mm, 6.59 grs. AV: LAIR-[...]ANOC, Head of Apollo Lairbenos to right, oval CM. RV: IERAPOLEITWN, Honomoia standing to left. CM: Nike. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Nike91 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Caracalla. 27. A.D. 198-217. Obv: AYT▪K▪M▪AVPH▪ANTΩNINOC▪AYГ. Laureate head right; countermark on shoulder. Ref: ΦIΛAΔEΛ-ΦEIA-NIKAIEΩN. Caracalla (left) and Septimius Severus (right) clasping hands over low stool. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 195. Weight: 12.68 g. CM: Nike advancing right, in circular punch, 8 mm. Howgego 254 (94 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Nike (x 3) and 6-pointed star88 viewsCILICIA. Ninica-Claudiopolis. Severus Alexander. 35. A.D. 222-235. Obv: IMPCMAVRSEVERALE(XANΔER). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 4 countermarks, (1-3) on bust, (4) before bust. Rev: IVLMAMAEAAVGNINICACLAV. Draped bust of Mamaea right. Ref: BMC 6; Sear GIC 3389; SNG France 2:788 (same dies); Ex Knker (Auction 83, No 1128, 20030617, Euro 140). Axis: 210. Weight: 21.33 g. CM(1-3): Nike right, in oval punch, c. 5 x 8 mm. Howgego 262 (34 pcs). CM(4): Six-pointed star, incuse, 6 mm from point to point. Howgego 451 (45 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Nike (x2), Asklepios, Elagabalus, and Goat (x2)114 viewsCILICIA. Aegae. Caracalla (?). 32. A.D. 198-217. Inscription illegible. Laureate head right; 4 countermarks: (1) on shoulder, (2) on head, (3) before face, (4) before neck.Inscription obliterated. Rev: Worn smooth; 2 countermarks. Weight:16.38 g. Note: The coin can be identified as being from Aegeae since this coin's countermarks were applied only to coins of that city. CM(1&5): Nike left, in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 258 (9 pcs). Note: The countermark was applied to both sides of all coins. CM(2): Bust of Asklepois right (?), in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 5 ? (1 pc). CM(3): Laureate bust right (Elagabalus), in oval punch, 4 x 7 mm. Howgego (11 pcs). Note: Likely applied during the reign of Elagabalus, since his coins were not countermarked. CM(4&6): Goat standing right (?), in roughly circular punch, 5 mm.Howgego 313 ? (7 pcs). Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Nike and Δ (?)103 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Severus Alexander. 19. A.D. 222-235. Obv: MAYPCE)VAΛEΞANΔPO(CAV) or similar. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark (1) on bust. Rev: NI-K-AI-E between three standards, (ΩN) in ex. Countermark (2) on lower half. Ref: BMC 101 (?). Axis: 30. Weight: 3.12 g. CM(1): Δ (?) in circular punch, 6 mm. Possibly Howgego 788 (62 pcs). Note: None of the coins recorded by Howgego weighs as little as 3.12 g., which makes it likely that countermark (1) is not actually Howgego 788. CM(2): Nike standing right, in oval punch, 7 x 8 mm. Howgego 255 (39 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Nike and Prize Crown119 viewsCILICIA. Hieropolis-Castabala. Caracalla. 31. Circa A.D. 198-209. Obv: (A)VT(KM?)-AVANTWNEINOC. Emperor seated left on chair while being crowned by Nike; right arm extended, holding object; 2 countermarks, (1) before and (2) behind emperor. Rev: IEPOΠOΛITONKACTABAΛ(EWN). Ivy-wreathed and draped bust of Dionysus right, before which bunch of grapes hanging from stalk. Ref: SNG von Aulock 5577; BMC - . Axis: 195. Weight: 12.71 g. Note: This coin is remarkable in that the obverse shows a seated figure while the reverse features a bust, this unusual feature being clear to those who applied the countermarks. CM(1): Nike advancing left, holding wreath, in oval punch, 6 x 8 mm. Howgego 260 (23 pcs).The CM may refer to Macrinus' "Victoria Parthica", there also being coins issued by Macrinus with his reverse type. CM(2): Prize crown between torches, in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 427 (10 pcs). Note: May have been applied at time of Macrinus.Automan
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Nike and Prize Crown131 viewsCILICIA. Hieropolis-Castabala. Caracalla. 31. Circa A.D. 200. Obv: AVTKAIMAPAVPH-ANTWNEINOC.Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks, (1) before and (2) below bust. Rev: IEPOΠOΛITONKACTABAΛEWN. Septimius Severus standing to right, clasping hands with Caracalla (?) to left. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 165. Weight: 14.98 g. Note: Ziegler (1993:211) notes 37 coins struck for Caracalla. CM(1): Nike advancing left, holding wreath, in oval punch, 6 x 7.5 mm Howgego 260 (23 pcs). Note: The CM may refer to Macrinus' "Victoria Parthica", there also being coins issued by Macrinus with his reverse type. CM(2): Prize crown between I and E, in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 427v (letters in stead of torches). Note: May have been applied at time of Macrinus, when smaller coins with prize-crown reverses were issued. Collection Automan.Automan
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Nike and Prize Crown171 viewsCILICIA. Hieropolis-Castabala. Septimius Severus. 31. A.D. 193-211. Obv: AVTKAIΛOYCEΠCEYHPOC(ΠEPCE) or similar. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks, (1) before and (2) behind bust. Rev: (IEP)OΠOΛEIT-(ONKACTABAΛEWN) or similar. Winged figure of Nike advancing right, holding out wreath. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 360. Weight: 13.88 g. Note: Ziegler (1993:211) notes 27 coins struck for Septimius Severus (incl. Julia Domna). CM(1): Nike advancing left, holding wreath, in oval punch, 6 x 7.5 mm. Howgego 260 (23 pcs). Note: The CM may refer to Macrinus' "Victoria Parthica", there also being coins issued by Macrinus with his reverse type. CM(2): Prize crown between I and E, in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 427v (letters in stead of torches). Note: May have been applied at time of Macrinus, when smaller coins with prize-crown reverses were issued. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Nike and Prize crown (x 3)75 viewsCILICIA. Hieropolis-Castabala. Caracalla. 31. Struck circa A.D. 200. Obv: AVTKAIMAPAVPH-ANTWNEINOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks, (1) before and (2) behind bust. Rev: IEPOΠOΛEITW-NKACTABAΛEWN. Tyche standing l., holding rudder and cornucopia; 2 countermarks, (3) before face of Tyche, (4) behind Tyche. Ref: BMC 13; Sear GIC 2627. Weight: 14.50 g. CM(1): Nike advancing left, holding wreath, in oval punch, 6 x 7 mm. Howgego 260 (23 pcs). The c/m may refer to Macrinus' "Victoria Parthica", there also being coins issued by Macrinus with his reverse type. CM(2): Prize crown between I and E or between torches (?), in circular punch, 5 mm. CM(3): Howgego 427 (or 427 var.). May have been applied at time of Macrinus, when smaller coins with prize-crown reverses were issued. CM(4): Prize crown between torches, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 427. Note: The 10 pieces noted by Howgego all have the countermark on the obv. Possibly same as CM (3)? Collection Automan.Automan
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Nike left70 viewsCILICIA. Epiphaneia. Septimius Severus. 36. A.D. 193/194 (year 261). Obv: (...ΛCEΠCEV)-HPONΠ(EPCEB). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark before chin. Rev: (I)ΔOMNANCE(B-N)EΠI(ΦANEΩN), A in field to left, (ΞC) in field to right. Draped bust of Domna right. Ref: BMC -; SNG France (2) 2399. Axis: 195. Weight: 30.27 g. CM: Nike advancing left (?). Howgego 259 ? (2 pcs). Note: The two pieces noted by Howgego have punches that differ in size, and Howgego notes that they may not represent one group. The identification of the countermark as representing Nike is also uncertain. Indeed, the Nike on this specimen appears to be advancing left rather than right. Collection Automan.Automan
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Nike right78 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Julia Domna. 31. A.D. 193-217 (struck around A.D. 200?). Obv: (IOVΛIA-CEBACTH)?. Draped bust right; Countermark behind neck. Rev: (CEOVHPEIAΦIΛAΔEΛΦEIA?), NIKAIEΩN beneath. Head of Caracalla to right, facing head of Geta to left. Ref: BMC -; SNG Aul -; SNG Cop -. Axis: 210. Weight: 20.41g. CM: Nike standing right, in oval punch, 7 x 8 mm. Howgego 254 (94 pcs). Note: The Nike probably referred to the city and not a specific victory. Collection Automan.Automan
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Nike right87 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Septimius Severus. 22. A.D. 193-211. Obv: AYKΛCEΠ(TI?-CEVHPOCΠE) or sim. Laureate head right; Countermark on neck. Rev: NI(-KAI-)EΩN. Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent from patera in her right arm. Ref: BMC - (56 sim., although var. size). Axis: 30. Weight: 4.61 g. CM: Nike standing right, in oval punch, 7 x 8 mm. Howgego 254 (94 pcs). Note: The Nike probably referred to the city and not a specific victory. Collection Automan.Automan
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Nike right61 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea (?). Lucius Verus (?). 28. A.D. 161-169. Obv: Bust left; countermark behind. Rev: Tetrastyle temple. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 225. Weight: 12.40 g. Note: Possibly of Nicomedia, although none of the coins with cm 254 are from Nicomedia! CM: Nike standing right, in oval punch, 6 x 8 mm. Howgego 254 (94 pcs). Note: The Nike probably referred to the city and not a specific victory. Collection: Automan.Automan
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Nike right81 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Caracalla. 24. A.D. 198-217 (struck circa A.D. 200?). Obv: A(VK)MAYP-ANTΩNAVГ. Laureate head right; Countermark behind. Rev: NIKA-IEΩN. Athena standing right, holding spear in raised right hand, resting left hand on shield. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 210. Weight: 9.66 g. CM: Nike standing right, in oval punch, 7 x 8 mm. Howgego 254 (94 pcs). Note: The Nike probably referred to the city and not a specific victory. Collection Automan.Automan
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Nike right97 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Julia Domna. 31. A.D. 193-217 (struck around A.D. 200?). Obv: (IOVΛIA-CEBACTH)?. Draped bust right; Countermark behind neck. Rev: (CEOVHPEIAΦIΛAΔEΛΦEIA?), NIKAIEΩN beneath. Head of Caracalla to right, facing head of Geta to left. Ref: BMC -; SNG Aul -; SNG Cop -. Axis: 210. Weight: 20.41g. CM: Nike standing right, in oval punch, 7 x 8 mm. Howgego 254 (94 pcs). Note: The Nike probably referred to the city and not a specific victory. Collection Automan.Automan
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NK (monogram of)124 viewsMACEDON. Thessalonica. Julius Caesar & Augustus. 22. Time of Tiberius. Obv: ΘEOΣ. Laureate head of Caesar right; countermark on neck. Rev: ΘEΣΣAΛO-NIKEΩN, Δ (under bust). Bare head of Augustus right. Ref: BMC 58 v. Axis: 360. Wright: 11.24 g. CM: Monogram of NK, in circular punch, 6.5 mm. Howgego 625 (25 pcs). Note: Likely the countermark refers to NEPO KAICAP. Collection Automan.Automan
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NK (monogram of)65 viewsMACEDON. Thessalonica. Julius Caesar & Augustus. 21. Time of Tiberius. Obv: ΘEOΣ. Laureate head of Caesar right; countermark on neck. Rev: ΘEΣΣA-ΛONIKEΩN, Δ (under bust). Bare head of Augustus right. Ref: BMC 58 v. Axis: 360. Weight: 11.90 g. CM: Monogram of NK, in circular punch, 6.5 mm. Howgego 625 (25 pcs). Likely the countermark refers to NEPO KAICAP. Collection Automan.Automan
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NYΣA67 viewsSAMARIA. Nysa-Scythopolis (?). Nero (?). 21. A.D. 66/67 (?). Obv: (NEPWNKΛAYΔIOΣKAIΣAPΣEB...). Laureate head of Nero right; countermark on neck. Rev: (NYΣA, LPГ in field). Tyche standing left. Ref: RPC 4834 (?); Spojkerman 4 (?). Axis: 360 ? Weight: 8.46 g. Note: The identification of the coin is based on the countermark; all identifiable specimens listed by Howgego bearing this countermark are of Nero from Nysa-Scythopolis. CM: NYΣA, in rectangular punch, 11 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 555 (8 pcs). Note: The countermark was applied to valiadate coins of Nero. Collection Automan.Automan
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OΔIΔ (monogram of) and M▪ST130 viewsMACEDON. Stobi (?). Marcus Aurelius (?). .A.D. 161-180 (?). Obv: Laur. bust r.; 2 CMs, (1) before face, (2) below chin. Rev: Outline of stg. deity. Axis: 165. Weight: 8.80 g. Note: The attribution of the coin to Stobi is based on the attribution of one of the countermarks to that city and is by no means certain. CM(1): Monogram of "o" ontop of Δ directly followed by "I" ontop of Δ, in rectangular punch, 8 x 5 mm.Howgego 626 (7 pcs). Note: The CM reads "Odessus 4". Howgego suggests "Dionysopolis 4" as a possible alternate reading. CM(2): M▪ST, in rectangular punch, 9 x 4 mm. Howgego 704 (2 pcs). Note: The two specimens noted by Howgego are from Commodus and Marcus Aurelius and were struck in Stobi. The CM may be read Municipium Stobensium. This combination of CMs is not recorded by Howgego. In fact, none of the coins listed with CM (1) or (2) bear more than one CM. CM (2) was applied before CM (1). Collection Automan.Automan
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Olbia Artemis AE dihalk118 viewsA very rare example of this issue struck ca. 200-160 B.C.
OBV/ Artemis with "Helmeted Athena" countermark. Rev/ Lyre

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owl115 viewsHost coin worn smooth, AE 18/20 mm. Weight: 7.63 grs. Obv: round CM: Owl on a twig Rev: ?? Collection Roland Mueller
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Owl95 viewsMysia, Pergamon, 2nd cent. B.C. AE-19 mm, 7.63 grs. AV: Head of Asclepios to right. RV: ASKLEPIOU / SOTHROS either side of Asclepian snake coild round omphalos. Round CM: Owl sitting to right. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Owl (obv) and various shapes (rev)118 viewsPersia, Achaimen. Kings, 475-420 B.C. AR-Siglos 13/18 mm, 5.72 gr. AV: The Great King kneeling right, shooting with bow. Round CM: Owl. RV: Oblong, incuse Punch, CM: various chapes. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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PA and SN/NS (?)92 viewsUncertain mint. Trajan. 20. A.D. 98-117. Obv: (T)PAIANO-C(). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) behind bust, (2) on neck. Rev: Inscription obliterated, uncertain images. Weight: 5.05 g. CM(1): PA in rectangular punch, 5 x 3 mm. Howgego -. CM(2): NS or SN, in rectangular punch, 5 x 3 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Palm-branch (?)149 viewsSyria, Kings, Alexander I. Balas, 150-145 B.C. AE-20 mm, 7.93 grs. Struck in Apamea. AV: Diadem. head of the King to right, within a dotted border
RV: APAMEWN, Zeus standing to left, holding corinth. helmet and scepter, in the field to left: GXR and Monogram. Rectangular CM: Palm-branch or possibly feather (?). Collection: Mueller.
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Palm-branch (?)85 viewsCILICIA. Aegeae. Severus Alexander. 38. A.D. 228/229 (year 275). Obv: AVTKMAVPCEVAΛEΞAN(ΔPOC)CEB. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: (AΔPIAΛ)EΞANΔPOVΠO(...AIΓEAIWN), E in field to left, OC in field to right. Bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corintian helmet; Countermark on head. Ref: BMC 36. Axis:195. Weight: 22.49 g. CM: Palm-branch (?) in rectangular punch, 4 x 7.5 mm.Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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pinwheel/flower CM94 viewsAthena in Corinthian helmet 20m/m 5.8 gramsdivo
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PKA (monogram of)68 viewsBITHYNIA. Calchedon. Claudius. 27. A.D. 41-54 (likely struck late in that period). Obv: (...KΛ)AYΔIOYKAIΣAPO(...TOΣ). Bare head left; countermark before neck. Rev: (KAΛXAΔONIΩN). Laureate and draped bust of Apollo right; lyre at far shoulder. Ref: RPC 1787 (1 pc); Sear 438. Axis: 180. Weight: 9.35 g. CM: Monogram of PKA, in rectangular punch, 3 x 6.5 mm. Howgego 632 sim. Note: Howgego 632 is applied to 12 coins of the Thracian king Rhoemetalces I. This countermark is similar, although with the letter "A" added. Could it possibly also be a reference to Rhoemetalces Caesar? RPC argues that Calchedon formed part of Rhoemetalces Kingdom of Thrace. Collection Automan.Automan
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PKA (monogram of)91 viewsBITHYNIA. Calchedon. Claudius. 24. A.D. 41-54 (likely struck late in that period). Obv: ...KΛAYΔIOYKAIΣAPO...TOΣ. Bare head left; countermark before neck. Rev: KAΛXAΔONIΩN. Laureate and draped bust of Apollo right; lyre at far shoulder. Ref: RPC 1787 (1 pc); Sear 438. Axis: 210. Weight: 7.46 g. CM: Monogram of PKA, in rectangular punch, 3 x 6.5 mm. Howgego 632 sim. Note: Howgego 632 is applied to 12 coins of the Thracian king Rhoemetalces I. This countermark is similar, although with the letter "A" added. Could it possibly also be a reference to Rhoemetalces Caesar? RPC argues that Calchedon formed part of Rhoemetalces Kingdom of Thrace. Collection Automan.Automan
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Prusias I --AE27. 298 views Head of Apollo L, countermarks: Head of Artemis L, tripod and Lyre. (featherz)featherz
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Radiate male head right94 viewsMACEDON. Thessalonica. Trajan. 27. A.D. 98-117. Obv: KAICAP-TPAIANOC. Radiate bust right. Rev: ΘECCAΛON-IKEWN.Nike advancing right, holding palm-branch and wreath; countermark on Nike. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 195. Wright: 19.44 g. CM: Radiate male head right, in oval punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 55 (11 pcs ?). Collection Automan.Automan
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Ram (facing head of) & unidentified121 viewsPamphylia, Aspendos. AR-Stater 18/24 mm, 10.79 grs. AV: Two wrestlers, dotted border. RV: Slinger advancing to right, triskelis before, legend unclear. CM 1: Head of a Ram en face; CM 2: unidentified. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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River God reclining154 viewsThrace, Kings of, Lysimachos, 323-281 B.C. AE-20 mm, 3.81 grs. AV: Young God (maybe Athena?) with attic helmet to right, dotted border
Round CM: River God reclining to left, above: Grape, In ex: Delta in a
circle. RV: BASILEWS / LYSIMAXOY, Lion advancing to right. A very interesting and rare CM! Collection: Mueller.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius, AE Sestertius.69 viewsEX SC PP OB CIVES SERVATOS

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S (lunate sigma)110 viewsBITHYNIA. Tium. Caracalla. 26. A.D. 209-217. Obv: ANTΩNEINOC-AVΓOVCTO(C). Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: TIA-NΩN. Aesculapis standing facing, head left, holding serpent-encircled staff. Ref: BMC -; SNG von Aulock 965. Axis: 30. Weight: 9.97 g. CM: S (lunate sigma) in circular punch, 7 mm. Howego 809 (47 pcs). Note: While the latest coin bearing this countermark listed by Howgego was issued for Gordian III, considering that other coins bearing denominational countermarks were issues as late as Hostilian, the countermark was likely not applied until the time of Valerian and Gallienus. Collection Automan.Automan
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S (lunate sigma)140 viewsIONIA. Ephesus. Gallienus. Obv: AUT K PO LIKIN GALLIHNOC, Bust laur.; countermark. Rev: EFESIWN G NEWKORWN, Artemis seated on rock, holding patera and bow, at her shoulder quiver. Ref: SNG Cop 511; SNG Aul 1929; BMC 371; SNG Mnchen 250. CM: S (Lunate Sigma). Howgego 811 (?). Note: The lunate sigma is the Greek number 6, possibly indicating that the coin was valued at 6 assaria. Howgego notes a number of different lunate sigma countermarks, dividing them into groups partly based on how the letter is shaped. It is by no means certain that this categorisation represents different times and places of application. It is not unlikely that this countermark was applied at Ephesus, though. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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S (lunate sigma) in square punch80 viewsUncertain mint. Uncertain emperor. 28. Uncertain date. Obv: Faint outline of imperial bust right; countermark before. Rev: Deity (female?) standing facing, head turned left. Axis: 360. Weight: 10.41 g. CM: S (lunate sigma) in square punch, 4.5 mm. Howgego 810 ? (1 pc). Note: Denominationa countermarks in rectangular punches are found of coins of Mysia, Troas and Aeolis, and were possibly applied in one city in that region. Collection Automan.Automan
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S with pellet inside either bow98 viewsMYSIA. Germe. Titus. 18. A.D. 79-81. Obv: (CEB)AC-AYTO(KAI). Laureate head of Titus right; countermark behind head. Rev: CEBAC-AYT(OKAI). Laureate head of Domitian right. Ref: BMC -; RPC (II) 930. Axis: 330. Weight: 3.03 g. Note: RPC attributes the coin to the reign of Titus, and presumes that Domitian is erroneously given the title Augustus Imperator. CM: S with pellet inside either bow, in rectangular punch, 2.5 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 742 ii variant (9 pcs). Note: Howgego argues that the most likely interpretation of the S is as a denominational mark, although there are much larger coins of Titus bearing the same countermark. Collection Automan.Automan
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Septimius Severus (?), head right73 viewsBITHYNIA. Nikomedia. Faustina Jr. 26. A.D. 145-176. Obv: ΦAVCTEI-NACEBACTH. Draped bust right. Rev: NEIKOMHΔIAC-(NEΩKOPOV?). Kybele enthroned left, right hand extended, holding object (?), resting left arm on drum (?); Countermark to upper left. Ref: BMC -; SNG Aul 765. Axis: 30. Weight: 9.20 g. CM: Laureate head of emperor right, in circular punch, 6.5 mm. Howgego - (possibly 67?). Note: Howgego suggests that group 67 depicts Caracalla. The countermark on this specimen, though, bears a strong resemblance to Septimius Severus. Collection Automan.Automan
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Septimius Severus (bust of)92 viewsBOSPORUS, Kings of. Rhoemetalces. 25 (48 nummia). A.D. 133-154 (circa). Obv: BACIΛ(EW)CPOIMHTAΛKOY. Diademed and draped bust right, trident before, club behind; countermark before face. Rev: MH within wreath. Ref: Sear (GIC) 5469 var. (club behind); BMC 11-12 var. (regular A:s). Axis: 345. Weight: 10.49 g. CM: Laureate bust of Septimius Severus right, in irregular punch, 7 x 8.5 mm.Howgego 63 (85 pcs). Note: The countermark was applied to equate older coins with coins issued during Septimius Severus' reign (A.D. 196-210), coins which bore Severus' head as part of the type. Collection Automan.Automan
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Soloi -- AE22.227 viewsSoloi -- AE22. After 66BC. Head of Athena R, c/m behind; R: Owl , SOLEUN, monogram. cf Phalz 1122. (featherz)featherz
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SSAV in rectangular punch109 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Seleuceia Pieria. Septimius Severus. 22. A.D. 193-211. Obv: AVTOK(ΛCEΠTCEOVHΠEP). Laureate bust right; countermark across face. Rev: CEΛ(EV-KEWNΠI)-EPIAC. Thunderbolt (with fillet attached) on cushion, placed on stool. Ref: BMC 49; Lindgren 2129. Axis: 330. Weight:8.51 g. CM: SSAV (?) in roughly rectangular punch, 3.5 x 6.5 mm. Howgego 721 (4 pcs). Note: Howgego describes the countermark as uncertain, although it would certainly appear to read SSAV. Collection Automan.Automan
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Standing figure hld staff (Poseidon?)90 viewsSAMARIA. Uncertain mint (Sebaste, Caesarea Maritima?). Titus or Domitian. 21. 70s-80s A.D. Obv: Inscription illegible. Faint outline of imperial bust right; 2 countermark: (1) before face, (2) on neck. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 6.78 g. CM(1): Standing figure, holding staff, in rectangular punch, 3 x 4 mm. Howgego 281 (5 pcs). Note: Possibly depicting Poseidon, symbolic of Legio X Fretensis. CM(2): possibly second application of same cm. Collection Automan.Automan
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Standing figure hld. staff (or similar)94 viewsCILICIA. Irenopolis. Valerian. 28 (8 Assaria). A.D. 254/255 (year 203). Obv: AVTKΠΛI-(OVAΛEPIANC). Radiate and draped bust right; Countermark before. Rev: IPENOΠOΛITWN, ΓC in ex. Hygieia to left facing right, feeding serpent; Asklepios to right, facing left, resting on serpent-staff. Ref: Sear GIC 4495 var. Axis: 30. Weight: 20.60 g. CM: Standing figure, holding staff, palm-branch or similar object in left hand, uncertain object (patera?) in right hand.Howgego -. Note: Does not resemble Howgego 270, which is described as Tyche (?). Collection Automan.Automan
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Star countermark on coin of Antoninus Pius92 viewsAlthough there is not photo of the rev, I can tell you this coins is from Zeugma in Commagene (Syria). The CM is Howgego 453.
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Star of six rays113 viewsPHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Tiberius. 16. A.D. 14-37. Obv: TIBEP(IOC)-KAIΣAP. Laureate head right. Rev: (IEPAΠO)ΛEITΩN-(ZOΣ)IMOΣ-(IERPO)NE(K/O?...) in three vertical lines. Apollo Archegetes (a.k.a. Lairbenos) standing left, playing lyre; Countermark in center. Ref: RPC 2966 (1 specimen!). Axis: 15. Weight: 3.30 g. Magistrate: Zosimos Hieroneik(...); Note: Very rare coin! CM: Star of six rays, in oval punch, 2.5 x 3.5 mm. Howgego 445 (3 pcs, 1 of which from this magistrate). Collection: Automan.Automan
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Star, 6 rays129 viewsJudaea, Herod Philip, Tetrarch, 4 B.C. - 34 A.D., issue for Tiberius and Livia
8809. Bronze AE 20, Hendin 530; RPC 4951; AJC II 245, 6a, aF, Caesarea Paneas mint, 7.98g, 20.3mm, 0o, c. 30 - 31 A.D.; obverse SEBASTWN, jugate heads of laureate Tiberius and Livia, star countermark; reverse FILIPPOU TETRARCOU, tetrastyle temple on high platform with round design (shield?) in center; very rare; $600.00
Meshore notes the same countermark on one of his examples (6a). In addition to being the first Jewish ruler to put his own portrait on his coinage, Philip was the first Jewish ruler to put Roman imperial portraits on his coinage.
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Star, 6 rays - Howgego 457i113 viewsJudaea, Herod Philip, Tetrarch, 4 B.C. - 34 A.D., issue for Tiberius
6584. Bronze AE 21, Hendin 534, RPC 4943, C/m Howgego 457i (7 pcs, none of this date!), VG, Caesarea Philippi (Panias) mint, 5.59g, 20.9mm, 0o, 15 - 16 A.D.; obverse TIBERIOS SEBAS, laureate head of Tiberius right, star countermark, which may have been overstruck on another countermark; reverse FILIPPOU TETRARCOU, LIQ, tetrastyle temple, L - I - Q between the columns (= year 19 = 15 - 16 A.D.); very scarce, sold.
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STM (monogram of?)98 viewsMACEDON. Amphipolis. Augustus (?). 23. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14. Obv: (KAIΣAP-ΘEOYYIOΣ) or similar. Bare head right; countermark before head. Rev: (AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN) or similar. Artemis Tauropolos, holding inflated veil, riding on bull galloping right. Ref: Sear GIC 29 (?); BMC 73-76 (?). Axis: 360. Weight:7.81 g. CM: Monogram of STM (?), in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego 705 (3 pcs). CM: The interpretation "Stobensium Municipium" has been suggested for the countermark. Collection Automan.Automan
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Stobi, Makedonia70 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AE 24 Diassaria
Obverse legend lost: countermark MST
Reverse legend partially lost, but still can read: STO B(I)
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T and Plough (?)99 viewsPersia, Achaimen. Kings, 475-420 B.C. AR-Siglos 13/18 mm, 5.72 gr. AV: The Great King kneeling right, shooting with bow. CM(1): T (Tau). RV: Oblong, incuse Punch. CM(2): Plough (?). Collection: Mueller.Automan
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TH-IΩN around figure of Zeus101 viewsUncertain mint. 22. Countermark. Worn smooth. Weight: 6.71 g. CM: TH-IΩN around figure of Zeus standing left, holding spear, eagle (?) at feet, in circular punch, 7.5 mm. Howgego -. Note: The only city to style its ethnic THIΩN is Teos in Ionia, although no similar countermarks are listed by Howgego for this or any other city. Collection Automan.Automan
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Thunderbolt79 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Claudius. 22. A.D. 47/48 (?). Obv: IM▪TI▪CL(A▪CAE)-AV▪GER. Laureate head right; countermark before face. Rev: S C within laurel-wreath. Ref: RPC 4279. Axis: 360. Weight: 14.18 g. CM: Thunderbolt in rectangular punch, 3.5 x 7 mm. Ref: Howgego - (possibly 473). Note: Howgego lists no SC-series coins countermarked with thunderbolts. However, Howgego 473 is applied to a (single) coin of Tiberius from Seleuceia Pieria. Collection Automan.Automan
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Thunderbolt (?)164 viewsPamphylien, Side, 3rd - 2nd cent. B. C. AE-15 mm, 3.27 grs. AV: Head of Athena with crested Corinth. helmet to right; round CM: Keraunos. RV: Nike advancing to left, holding Palmleave and wreath, SIDETWN before, in the left field: Pomegranate. CM: Elaborate thunderbolt (?). Collection: Mueller.1 commentsAutoman
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Thunderbolt and eagle118 viewsCILICIA. Diocaesarea. Septimius Severus. 29. A.D. 193-211. Obv: AYTOKPKAIC.Λ.-CEΠTI.(CEOYHPOCΠEPCEB). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) to left, (2) to right, before bust. Rev: AΔP(.ΔI-OKAICA)P-EWN. Hexastyle temple inside which thunderbolt on base, to left tree behind altar; two Nikai (?) as acroteria; in pediment bucranium. Ref: BMC 6-7; Sear GIC 2244. Axis: 195. Weight: 16.30 g. CM(1): Winged thunderbolt, in oval punch, 4 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 469 (39 pcs). CM (2): Eagle to front, head left, in oval punch, 5 x 7.5 mm. Howgego 337 (43 pcs). Note: The two countermarks were both cult objects of Zeus and were applied together, apparently not on coins struck later than the reign of Septimius Severus. Collection Automan.Automan
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Thunderbolt and eagle133 viewsCILICIA. Diocaesarea. Septimius Severus. 33. A.D. 193-211. Obv: (AYTOKPKAICΛCEΠTICEOYHPOC)Π-EPCEB. Laureate bust right; 2 countermarks, both before face. Obv: (AΔPIANΩNΔI)-OKAICAPEWN. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia . Ref: BMC 8. Axis: 30. Weight: 20.27 g. CM (1): Winged thunderbolt, in oval punch, 4 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 469 (39 pcs). CM (2): Eagle to front, head left, in oval punch, 5 x 7.5 mm. Howgego 337 (43 pcs). Note: The two countermarks were both cult objects of Zeus and were applied together, apparently not on coins struck later than the reign of Septimius Severus. Collection Automan.Automan
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Thunderbolt in rectangle, Macedonian(?) helmet with cheek flaps, Gorgoneion155 viewsPontus, Mithridates VI Eupator (120-63 BC), Ae 25 (Head HN p.502). Obv Young head in leather helmet, Rev. Star. Head comments of this issue, 'usually countermarked'. Identical countermarks to SNG Vol: XI 649 William Stancomb Collection
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TI.C.A Countermark, Caligula, AE As, RIC I 3860 viewsGaius Germanicus "Caligula"
Augustus, 37 - 41 A.D.

Coin: AE As

Obverse: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare headed bust facing left.
Reverse: VESTA, Vesta, seated to the left, S - C across the fields.

Weight: 8.89 g, Diameter: 28.5 x 27 x 2 mm, Die axis: 200, Mint: Rome, struck between 37-38 A.D. Reference: RIC I 38

Countermark: "TI.C.A" on the obverse side, done in the reign of his successor, Claudius (Tiberius Claudius Augustus).
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Tiberius sestertius minted under Augustus, Lyon, A.D. 9-1475 viewsObv. TI CAESAR AVGVSTI FI IMPERATOR VI, laurate head of Tiberius left; countermark: (NC)APR : Nero Claudius Augustus Populus Romanus.
Rev. ROM ET AVG, Altar of Lyon flanked by Victories on columns.
22.1g, 36mm, die axis 6h
Ref.: close to RIC Augustus 248b [R4] (which is IMPERATOR VII); close to Cohen 36 (but IMPERATOR VII; same countermark)
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TOM85 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR. Tomis. Civic. 17. 1st century A.D. Obv: Blank; countermark. Rev: Blank. Weight: 2.57 g. CM: TOM in rectangular punch, 8 x 2.5 mm. Howgego 567 (12 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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TOM and B101 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR. Tomis. Civic. 19. 1st century A.D. Obv: Blank; 2 countermarks. Rev: Blank. Weight: 2.23 g. CM(1): TOM in rectangular punch, 10 x 4 mm. Howgego 567 (12 pcs). CM(2): B in rectangular punch, 5 x 7 mm. Howgego 751. Collection Automan.Automan
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TR (monogram of) or possibly plough92 viewsMACEDON. Philippi. Augustus. 18 (Semis). 27 B.C.-A.D. 14. Obv: AVG. Bare head right. Rev: Two colonists ploughing right with two (?) oxen; countermark below oxen. Ref: BMC 86-88 (MYSIA. Parium); RPC 1656. Axis: 360. Weight: 3.90 g. CM: Monogram of TR, in circular punch, 4.5 mm. Howgego 657 (4 pcs). Note: The monogram may refer to Troas, but may also be a stylized plough. Collection Automan.Automan
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Troas -- AE18. 2nd-1st Century BC. 335 viewsFacing bust of Apollos 3/4 to left, countermarks of mouse and bust of Apollo/Lyre, countermark of horse's head. cf. SNG Cop. 88 (no mouse, head 3/4 to r.). ex: Mabbott Collection Hans Schulman sale, 6/69 (featherz)1 commentsfeatherz
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Trophy75 viewsCILICIA. Uncertain colonial mint. Octavian. 19 (Semis). Ca 31-30 B.C. Obv: (P)RINCEPSFELIX. Bare head right; countermark on neck. Rev: COLONIA-(IVLIA-IIVIR). Two humpded oxen pulling plow to left; in field to left two monograms: (1) VE, (2) TER. Ref: RPC 4083. Axis: 270. Weight: 5.59 g. Note: The mint has been the subject of some discussion. The monograms of the revers refer to the names of the duovirs. CM: Trophy in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego - (3 pcs in RPC, though). Collection Automan.Automan
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Tyche (bust of)85 viewsCAPPADOCIA. Caesarea. Severus Alexander. 26. A.D. 222/223 (year 1). Obv: AVKMAVCEOVAΛEZANΔPO. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark on neck. Rev: (MHTP)OΠ-KAICAPI, ETA on base of altar. Agalma of Mt. Argaeus placed on altar. Ref: BMC 297 (var. obv. leg.). Axis: 330. Weight: 10.55 g. CM: Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right, in circular punch, 6.5 mm. Howgego 208 sim. Note: The 10 coins attributed to this group are all from Edessa. Collection Automan.Automan
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Tyche (head of?)105 viewsSYRIA: DECAPOLIS. Gadara. Vespasian. 22. A.D. 71-72 (year 135 of the Pompeian era). Obv: OYECΠ(ACIA-N-OCKAICAP). Laureate head right; countermark on neck.(ΓA)ΔAPA, (LE)ΛP in field to left. Rev: Tyche standing left, holding wreath and cornucopiae. Ref: BMC -; Sear GIC 738; Spijkerman 26a. Axis: 330. Weight:9.37 g. CM: Head of Tyche (?) right, in roughly circular punch, 6.5 mm. Howgego 206 (7 pcs). Note: This specimen would seem to depict a female bust, although not a turreted one. Collection Automan.Automan
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Tyche (turreted bust of)93 viewsMESOPOTAMIA. Rhesaena. Trajan Decius. 26. A.D. 249-251. Obv: AVTKAIГAIMECKVTPAΔE(KIOCCEB). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left; countermark on head. Rev: CEΠKOΛPHCAINHCIWNLIIIP. Founder ploughing right with two oxen; eagle in field above; wreath between two palm-branches (?) in ex. Ref: BMC 15. Axis: 360. Weight: 13.40 g. CM: Turreted bust of Tyche right, in circular punch, circa 7 mm. Howgego 209 (5 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Tyche (turreted head right)84 viewsPHOENICIA. Sidon. Elagabalus. 25. A.D. 218-222. Obv: IMPCAEMAV(RANTONINVSAVG) or similar. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark before face. Rev: COLAVR-RIA-METRO, SID in ex. Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof; within spherical object (Baetyl), inverted crescent above, two uncertain figures at base. Ref: BMC 255 for rev. Axis: 195. Weight: 10.97 g. Note: Howgego 205 was apparently only applied to coins of Elagabalus. CM: Turreted head of Tyche right, in rectangular punch, 5 x 6 mm. Howgego 205 (7 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Tyche with countermark of Tyche197 viewsDuring the reign of Augustus, 24/23 BC --- AE 18 of Orthosia, Phoenicia --- Turreted bust of Tyche, countermark of turreted Tyche at back of neck --- Two Tyches for the price of one! (Ray Wilk)raywilk
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Uncertain117 viewsCilicia, Soloi, 3rd - 2nd cent B.C. AE-21 mm, 6.85 grs. AV: Head of Artemis with stephane to right, behind monogram, bow and quiver, dotted border. Round CM: Unidentified (maybe doublestruck?). Collection: Mueller.1 commentsAutoman
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Uncertain (cista mystica?)84 viewsBITHYNIA (?). Nicaea (?). Commodus. 23. A.D. 177-192. Obv: A(▪?)K▪MA▪KO▪-AN(TΩN...). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left; countermark below chin. Rev: NI(K-A-IE-Ω?)N (?). Tetrastyle temple, inside uncertain deity. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 360. Weight: 6.01 g. CM: Uncertain countermark in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego - (?). Note: The image looks like snake arising from cista mystica (or similar). No such countermarks are recorded by Howgego, though. Collection Automan.Automan
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Uncertain (obv.) and Uncertain (rev.)91 viewsMYSIA. Germe. Titus. 18. A.D. 79-81. Obv: (CEB)AC-AYTOKAI. Laureate head of Titus right; countermark (1) behind head. Rev: (CEB)AC-AY(TOKAI). Laureate head of Domitian right; countermark (2) before face. Ref: BMC -; RPC (II) 930. Axis: 330. Weight: 3.03 g. CM(1): Uncertain countermark in circular punch, c. 5 mm. Howgego - (?). CM(2): Uncertain object (two objects crossed?), in oval punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego - (?). Collection: Automan.Automan
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Uncertain letter (E, Ξ, Σ or C?) and P105 viewsBITHYNIA. Nikomedia. Septimius Severus. 27. A.D. 193-211. Obv: (AVTΛ?)CEΠ-CEVHPOCΠ. Laureate bust right. Rev: NIKOMHΔEΩ-NΔICNEΩKΩP, Ω-N in field. Emperor in military dress standing facing, head left, holding spear in left hand and figure of Nike in extended right hand; countermark to left. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 360. weight: 7.93 g. CM: Uncertain letter (E, Ξ, Σ or C?) and P, in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Uncertain letter(s) and B77 viewsTHRACE. Topirus. Julia Domna. 22. A.D. 193-217. Obv: (...)IOV-ΛIAΔOMN.Draped bust right; Countermark behind. Rev: OVΛΠIAC-TOΠIPOC. Artemis moving right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; dog at her feet. Ref: BMC -; Axis: 210. Weight: 8.50 g. CM: Uncertain letter(s) and B, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Unidentified123 viewsMacedonia, Kings. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 B.C. AE-20 mm, 5.41 grs. AV: Head of Herakles with lions skin to right, within dotted border. RV: ALEXANDROY, above bow in quiver, below club and torch. Round CM; not identified. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Unidentified117 viewsMacedonia, Kings. Alexander III. Magnus, 336-323 B.C. AE-20 mm, 5.54 grs. AV: Head of Herakles with lions skin to right, within dotted border. RV: ALEXANDROY, above bow in quiver, below club and torch. Round CM; not identified. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Unidentified87 viewsMacedonia, Kings. Alexander III. Magnus, 336-323 B.C. AE-20 mm, 5.38 grs. AV: Head of Herakles with lions skin to right, within dotted border. RV: ALEXANDROY, above bow in quiver, below club and torch. Round CM; not identified. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Unidentified112 viewsMacedonia, Kings. Alexander III. Magnus, 336-323 B.C. AE-18 mm, 5.53 grs. AV: Head of Herakles with lions skin to right, within dotted border. RV: ALEXANDROY, above bow in quiver, below club and torch. Round CM; not identified. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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UNIDENTIFIED COUNTERMARK58 viewsdavid g2
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Valerian I --AE29199 viewsValerian I --AE29, Irenopolis (?). R: Dionysos standing with biga of panthers. Nike C/M on obverse. Ref? (featherz)featherz
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Warrior with two standards115 viewsSyria, Kings, Antiochos II. 261-246 BC. AE-16 mm, 3.43 grs. AV: Laur. head of Apollo to right. Oval CM: Warrior with two standards. RV: BASILEWS / ANTIOXOI either side of tripod, below anchor, in the left
field: Monogram. Collection: Mueller.
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Winged caduceus144 viewsPONTUS. Amisus. Claudius. 21. A.D. 53/54 (year 85 of the era of Amisus).ΣEBAΣTOΣ). Obv: Laureate head right; countermark behind neck. Rev: ETO(YΣ-EΠ)-AMI(ΣO-Y) . Legend in four lines within laurel-wreath. Ref: BMC -; Sear GIC 436; Waddington 61, 72. Axis: 360. Weight: 4.74 g. CM: Winged caduceus, in circular punch, 4 mm. Howgego 391 (8 pcs). Note: Howgego notes that the countermark was probably applied before the citys next issue of coins under Vespasian, and that is was probably applied at the same time that another type of countermark (star) was applied to coins of Agrippina. Collection Automan.Automan
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Winged caduceus and Δ124 viewsSARMATIA. Olbia. Civic. 22. Time of the Flavians to circa A.D. 170 (likely late in that period). Obv: OΛB(IOΠO). Laureate head of Apollo right; 2 countermarks, both on bust. Rev: ΘEO-(B (angular, mirror image) OI) or similar. Sea-eagle with spread wings, standing right on fish. Ref: BMC 18; Anokhin 379. Axis: 360. Weight: 4.15 g. CM(1): Winged caduceus, in oval punch, 5 x 10 mm. Howgego 390 (102 pcs). CM(2): Δ in shaped punch, 6 x 7 mm. Howgego 787 (61 pcs). Note: Countermark (2) is applied over countermark (1) and may have been applied in the 170s, although the application of countermarks probably went on for a long time. Collection Automan.Automan
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Winged caduceus and Δ135 viewsSARMATIA. Olbia. Civic. 26. Time of the Flavians to c. A.D. 170 (likely early in that period). Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right; 2 countermarks: (1) on bust, (2) behind bust. Rev: (?)Λ(B?). Sea-eagle with spread wings, standing right on dolphin. Ref: BMC -; Anokhin 376 (?); Nechitailo 655 (?). Axis: 360. Weight: 16.09 g. Note: The attribution, dating and references of this coin are uncertain. CM(1): Winged caduceus in oval punch, 5 x 10 mm. Howgego 390 (102 pcs). CM(2): Δ in shaped punch, 6 x 7 mm. Howgego 787 (61 pcs).Note: The countermarks may have been applied in the 170s, although the application of countermarks probably went on for a long time. Collection Automan.Automan
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Winged caduceus and Δ128 viewsSARMATIA. Olbia. Civic. 25. Time of the Flavians to circa A.D. 170 (likely late in that period). Obv: (O)Λ(BIOΠO) or similar. Laureate head of Apollo right; 2 countermarks, both on bust. Rev: OΛB or similar (?). Sea-eagle with spread wings, standing right on fish. Ref: BMC 18; Anokhin 379. Axis: 180. Weight: 7.71 g. CM(1): Winged caduceus, in oval punch, 5 x 10 mm. Howgego 390 (102 pcs). CM(2): Δ in shaped punch, 8 x 8 mm. Howgego 787 (61 pcs). Note: Countermark (2) is applied over countermark (1) and may have been applied in the 170s, although the application of countermarks probably went on for a long time. Collection Automan.Automan
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Winged thunderbolt119 viewsSAMARIA. Neapolis. Domitian. 26. A.D. 82/83 (year 11 of the era of Neapolis). Obv: (AYTOKΔOMI)-TIANOΣKAIΣAP(ΣEBAΣTOΣ). Laureate bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: ΦΛAOVI-N(EAΠOΛI-ΣAMAPE)-LAI in four lines. Legend within laurel-wreath. Ref: BMC 1-3. Axis: 180. Weight: 17.14 g. CM: Winged thunderbolt, in rectangular punch, 3 x 6 mm. Howgego 475 (4 pcs). Note: The thunderbolt may refer to the cult of Zeus Hypsistos. Collection Automan.Automan
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Winged thunderbolt and Eagle108 viewsCILICIA. Diocaesarea. Caracalla. 31. A.D. 193-211. Obv: AYTOK▪KAIC-M▪AYPANT(Ω)NEINOC▪CEB. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks, both before bust. Rev: (AΔPΔIOKAIC)-AP-(EΩN). Athena in quadriga to left, in raised right hand thunderbolt, shield in left hand. Ref: BMC 10; Sear GIC 2625; SNG Aul 5544; SNG France (2) 871. Axis: 45. Weight: 19.27 g. CM(1): Winged thunderbolt, in oval punch, 4 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 469 (39 pcs). CM(2): Eagle to front, head left, in oval punch, 5 x 7 mm. Howgego 337 (43 pcs). Note: The two countermarks were both cult objects of Zeus and were applied together, apparently not on coins struck later than the reign of Septimius Severus. Collection Automan.Automan
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X and oblong shape137 viewsCILICIA. Augusta. Trebonianus Gallus. 30. A.D. 252/253 (year 233 of the era of Augusta). Obv: AVT.K.ΓOVT-PIΓAΛΛΩCCEB. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks before bust. Rev: AVΓ-OV-CTA-NΩN, ETΓΛC in ex. Emperor in quadriga, seen from front, looking left, right hand raised, standard in left hand. Ref: Sear 4343; BMC 13. Axis: 360. Weight: 21.16 g. Note: Ziegler (1993) notes 24 coins with this date. CM(1): X in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 692 (5 pcs). Note: Likely not a denominational mark since Roman numerals were not in use. CM(2): Oblong shape, incuse, c. 5 x 14 mm. Howgego -. Note: Howgego lists no oblong-shaped, incuse countermarks, although they exist on other coins of the city. Collection Automan.Automan
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X in square punch110 viewsPHOENICIA. Sidon. Civic. 15. Time of Claudius-Nero (?). Obv: Veiled and turreted head of Tyche right; countermark on head. Rev: (...) ΞP (...) uncertain inscription, although may read L(?)ΞP-ΣIΔΩNOΣ-ΘEAΣ. War galley. Ref: RPC 4589-4591 (?). Axis: 360. Weight: 2.74 g. CM: X in square punch, 3 mm. Howgego 735i (12 pcs). Note: Countermark of the 10th legion Fretensis. Collection Automan.Automan
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X in square punch109 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Augustus. 28 (Large denomination). Circa A.D. 5/6-11/12. Obv: IM(P▪AVGVST▪-TR▪PO)T. Laureate head right; countermark on head. Rev: SC within circle within laurel-wreath of eight leaves. Ref: RPC 4264. Axis: 360 (?). Weight: 13.88 g. CM: X in square punch, 4 mm. Howgego 729ii (51 pcs). Note: Countermark of the 10th legion Fretensis. May have been applied in connection with Trajan's Parthian campaign, although may just as well have been applied over a period of time. Since no countermarked coins are later than the reign of Domitian, likely the countermark was applied before the reign of Hadrian. Collection Automan.Automan
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Youthful bust615 viewsUncertain mint. 22. Countermark. Worn nearly smooth. Weight: 9.77 g. CM: Youthful, bare-headed bust right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 5.5 mm. Howgego - (?). Collection Automan.Automan
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Youthful bust681 viewsUncertain mint. Commodus. 23. A.D. 177-192. Obv: (...)AVP-KOM(...). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Inscription obliterated. Female deity standing left, head right, left leg on object (?), holding palm-branch downwards; countermark in upper left field. Axis: 225. Weight: 9.00 g. CM: Bare-headed youthful bust right, in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego (?). Collection Automan.Automan
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Zeus, laureate head left678 viewsNero and Poppaea, 62 - 65 A.D., Galatia, Tavium
5476. Bronze AE 30, SGIC 662, SNG Von Aulock 6117, Cohen 315,2, aVF, 12.1g, 29mm, 45o, Galatia, Tavium mint, 62 - 65 A.D.; obverse NERWNOS SEBASTOU, laureate head of Nero right; reverse POPPIAS SEBASTHS, draped bust of Poppaea right; scarce; nice green patina with sandy earthen highlights, countermarked; sold. Numismatically Important Countermark. RPC discusses three different possible mint cities for this type: Ancyra, Pessinus and Tavium. A strong argument that Tavium is the mint city is the countermark on this coin. The countermark on this type is always a laureate head of Zeus. Generally, countermarks are applied at the same place as the original mint. Of the three cities, only Tavium had a temple of Zeus and minted coins with Zeus as a standard type.
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