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Byzantine Period, Crusader States, County of Edessa. Baldwin II , Second reign (1108-1118) . Æ Follis61 viewsCRUSADER STATES . County of Edessa. Baldwin II , Second reign (1108-1118) . Æ Follis
Æ Follis. 8.35 g. Heavy issue .
Obverse : armed warrior standing left holding sword and shield .
Reverse : True Cross on two-stepped base , large pellet in each upper angle , three pellets and sprig in each lower angle .

( Obverse - overstruck on Richard Class 3 reverse , trace of Δ in circular legend and on Baldwin Class 2 reverse long cross , pellets , X and B in first and second angles ;
Reverse - on bust of Christ Baldwin Class 2 obverse ;
CCS 7 ; Slocum 11 ; Porteous, NC 1975 Class 3 ;

Porteous, NC 1975 Plate 16 , 38 (this coin) ; Ex. John Slocum collection , Sothebys London sale 6-7 March 1997 lot 11 ( illustrated Pl.1). Ex Jean Elsen Sale
Vladislav D
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Byzantine Period, Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Magnesia Mint (Sear-2093; DOC 39.2)89 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; hold scroll in left hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbus cross
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Constantine bearded, holding between them patriarchal cross at the base of which, three steps. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds labarum-headed scepter in right hand. Saint similarly dressed, holds scepter cruciger in left hand

Plate Coin from the Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection
2 commentsSpongeBob
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Byzantine Period, Principality of ANTIOCH . Bohemond III ( 1163-1201) . Ex. Roupen hoard47 views0.80g, 17 mm . 'Helmet' denier class B/C ('mule') of Bohemond III (c1165?).
Obv. +BOAMVNDVS Helmeted head left
Rev. +ANTIOCHIA Cross pattée, crescent in second angle .
Metcalf 372-373
Marcus Phillips 'The Roupen hoard of Helmet pennies of Antioch', Numismatic Chronicle 2005, pp 249-276 . Plate 30 - 27(this coin).
Purchased from C.J.Sabine
Vladislav D
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Byzantine Period, Principality of ANTIOCH . Bohemond III or IV ( 1163-1216 ) . Ex. Roupen hoard.39 views Ex. Roupen hoard . Principality of ANTIOCH . Bohemond III or IV ( 1163-1216 )
0.83g, 18 mm . Helmet denier ('Irregular') class J of Bohemond III/IV
Obv. +BOAIIVIIDVS Helmeted head left
Rev. +A.ITIOCII.IA Cross pattée, crescent in second angle .
Metcalf 417-437
The existence of die links with coins in the name of Roupen shows that the
introduction of the annulet marked the end of the issue .
Marcus Phillips 'The Roupen hoard of Helmet pennies of Antioch', Numismatic Chronicle 2005, pp 249-276 . Plate 34 - 331(this coin).
Ex 'Roupen' hoard No 331
Purchased from C.J.Sabine
Vladislav D
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BYZANTINE, ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron S- Unlisted DOC 41 CLBC 2.4.1161 views
OBV Monogram of Alexius.

REV Bust of Emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type holds in r. hand jeweled scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 16/18mm

Weight 2.3gm

This is believed to be a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. Grierson believed this coin to be an imitation and Hendy's original catalog mentioned the coin as mythical , a coin had been published a century before but no currently known examples.
By the time DOC IV was published twenty years latter, one was found in the collection of the museum of Istanbul.

My example has now been published in BULLETIN du cercle d'etudeas Numismatiques VOL 52 Jan 2015 by Cedric Wolkow, three examples are shown. This one appears to be in the best condition.

DOC lists the above coin as the only example( Istanbul Museum ) Weight 3.74gm and size at 17mm. Mine is considerable lighter.
Simon
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Calabria Tarentum AR Stater circa 340-335 BC 23mm 7.87g 1h.Coin World Vol 57 Issue 2952 Page 112-113 The Horsemen of Taras by David Vagi25 viewsNude youth on horseback right,holding rein in left hand,crowning horse with wreath held in right hand,to left.Nike flying right placing fillet on head of youth,AP below.Rev Phalanthos nude riding sideways on dolphin right,head turned slightly left ,spearing cuttlefish below with trident held in right hand.KA monogram to left TAPAE to right,all encircled by waves.
Fischer-Bossert Group 54,717 {V267-R561}Vlasto 501.Good VF lightly toned struck from artistic dies on a broad flan.Very rare issue,only ten examples noted by Fischer-Bossert,four of which are in museums {Berlin{2}Copenhagen,London.
1 commentsGrant H
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Greek, ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 88-30 BC.66 viewsAR hemidrachm. 15mm 2.16g.
Laureate head Zeus right/ Achaian league monogram. XE SW PA across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.
VF. Toned. BCD 508.7 (this coin); Clerk 81; Benner-Patrai-51 (this coin). exBeast Coins.
Dino
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GREEK, Akarnaia, Leukas, AR Stater circa 400-330 BC 26mm 8.44 g SNG Lockett 227623 viewsPegasos flying left with mintmark below.Rev helmeted head of Athena left human foot behind.
large flan with die rust on obv.
1 commentsGrant H
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GREEK, Akarnaia, Leukas, AR stater circa 490-480 BC 17mm 8.51g 12h22 viewsPegasus flying left with bridle trialing behind.Rev head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet.
This is the earliest provenance for a coin of Leucas,and the coin itself belongs to the rare series which represents the earliest issues of the mint.
NGC XF 4/3 2490354-004
Archaic Greek silver coinage the Asyut hoard 238 this coin
Grant H
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GREEK, Akarnania, Leukas, AR Stater, circa 400-330 BC. 21.5mm 8.24g 11h41 viewsPegasos flying right with pointed wing mintmark below. Rev helmeted head of Athena right,beared ithyphallic Herm right on three steps, Kerykeion and mintmark behind. Pegasi 102 of Imhoof-Blumer,Akaraniens 26,BCD Akarnaia-HGC 4,823.
ex CNG 103 lot 146 9-14-16,ex Thomas Cederlind, exGorny and Mosch 233 lot 1400 10-16-16,ex Sotheby and co Zurich 4-4-73 lot 385 sold for 300 francs,The Property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art,ex J.Pierpont Morgan 1905,ex John Ward Greek coins and their parent cities 1902, PL.11 465
1 commentsGrant H
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GREEK, Boeotia, Thebes, AR Drachm circa 304-294 BC 18mm 5.42 g26 viewsBoeotian shield.Rev Amphora within incuse square.
EX BCD
EX Glendning 20June 1984
EX Lockett lot 1613 27 May 1959
EX Helbing Munich 1928.
2 commentsGrant H
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GREEK, Boeotia, Thebes, AR Stater circa 480-460 BC 18 mm 12.18g23 viewsBoeotian shield rim divided into eight segments. Rev incuse mill sail pattern with raised archaic Theta in center.
EX Harlan Berk BBS 178 LOT 63 3-15-12
EX Christian Pepper.
EX Burdett Johnson 1940s sold for $17.50
EX Armin Brand 1940s
EX Jane Brand
EX Virgil Brand
EX Weber 3241
EX Pozzi 1408 1921 sold for 13 francs
ex J.P.Lambros 1883
1 commentsGrant H
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GREEK, Boutin, Collection Pozzi 2945 (this coin); Holt A6.4 (this coin); Kritt A6 (plate 2 A6 this coin); CSE 1294 (this coin); SNG Lockett 3109 (this coin ID: SNGuk_0300_3109); Pozzi 2945 (this coin); ESM 717α (this coin)98 viewsBaktrian Kingdom, Diodotos I, ca. 255/250-240 BC, AR Tetradrachm

Diademed head of Diodotos I right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Zeus advancing left hurling thunderbolt, eagle at feet, ΙΔΤ (Iota, Delta, Sampi) monogram in inner left field.

Holt A6.4 (this coin); Kritt A6 (plate 2 A6 this coin); CSE 1294 (this coin); SNG Lockett 3109 (this coin ID: SNGuk_0300_3109); Pozzi 2945 (this coin); ESM 717α (this coin); SNG ANS 77; SC 631.a; Bopearachchi 2E; Mitchiner 64d; Qunduz 6; HGC 9, 24. Mint "A" - Ai Khanoum

(26 mm, 15.73 g, 6h).
Herakles Numismatics, July 2013; ex- Houghton Collection (CSE 1294); ex- Lockett Collection (SNGLockett 3109); ex-Pozzi Collection: Naville Sale I (1921), 2945.

This coin has a very distinguished provenance and has been published as plate coin in four reference works.
It was cleaned after the CSE 1294 image resulting in removal of surface deposits and 0.1 g lower weight than CSE, Holt and SNG Lockett listings
3 commentsn.igma
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Greek, Calabria Tarentum AR Didrachm circa 345-334 BC 7.77 g Fischer-Bossert 733b this coin13 viewsNaked horseman on prancing horse right,lancing downwards with right hand,behind large shield and two more lances,the whole within a beaded border.In field to left A and to right |-,beneath horse KAA,RevTaras astride dolphin,a creasted helmet between his hands,with his head slightly bowed towards it,below KAA.
ex ARS Classica-Naville 12,1926 lot 230
ex Hirsch 26, 1910 lot 191
Grant H
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Greek, Calabria, Tarentum AR nomos (c. 272-240 BC)74 viewso/ Youth on horseback right; behind, Nike flying right, crowning him.
r/ Phalanthos astride dolphin left, holding grain ear and ornate trident; monogram behind.
6.1g. 19mm
Vlasto 911 This coin
2 commentsAugustin Caron
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #129712 viewsCALABRIA, Taras. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.19 g, 11h).
Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with hippocamp / Herakles kneeling right, holding club, battling the Nemean Lion. Vlasto 1297 (this coin); HN Italy 911. VF, toned, obverse off center. Good metal.

EX HJB
Leo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #91519 viewsTaras 272-240 BC Nomos
Calabria, Tarentum; c. 272-240 BC, Nomos, 6.51g(new standard of weight compared with the old 7.5g). HN Italy-1043, Vlasto-915 (this coin).

Obv: Naked boy crowned by Victory flying behind him, on horse standing r. with raised l. foreleg; Greek ethnic below horse (not evident), EY in r. field.
Rx: Taras on dolphin r., holding cornucopia and trident whose head is visible behind his neck; TAPAΣ below, monogram in l. field (expanded by Vlasto to IΩΠY).
Ex Künker 193, 26 September 2011, lot 23. G&M 190, 11 October 2011, lot 15. From the M.P. Vlasto Collection. Extremely well struck reverse with beautiful detail EF.

I appreciate to have this coin. It is from M.P. Vlasto collection.
1 commentsLeo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #93828 viewsCalabria, Taras. From Sir Arthur Evans Collection
c. 240-228 BC. AR Nomos, 6.39g (10h). Obv: Naked youth riding horse at full gallop right, holding torch behind him; in field to left monogram HPAK; below, ΔΑΙΜΑΧΟC. Rx: ΤΑ - ΡΑC in field under Taras astride dolphin left holding trident in left hand and kantharos in right; in field to right, monogram ANΔPE. Vlasto 938 (this coin). Evans, Tarentum (1889), p. 194, pl. X. 1 (this coin). Ex Vlasto Coll. 938, pl. XXX. From the Sir Arthur Evans Collection.
3 commentsLeo
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Greek, Caulonia Stater, Noe "The coinage of Caulonia" 6g (this coin) = Noe "The south Italian hoard" 30 (this coin), illustration plate XVII 63 viewsSpread incuse Stater c. 525-500
32mm 7.50g.
Obv. KAVL Naked Apollo advancing r., holding branch in uplifted r. hand and small figure carrying branches on outstretched l. arm. In field r., stag standing r. on tablet, looking back.
Rev. The same type incuse.
Noe "The coinage of Caulonia" ANS NS 9 (New-York, 1958) group A, 6g (this coin) plate XVII
SNG ANS 143 (these dies). Historia Numorum Italy 2035.
ex-"South Italian Hoard" IGCH 1888 (Taranto, 1929)
ex NAC 33 (2006) lot 45
Brennos
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GREEK, CSE 937 (this coin); CSE Plate 56, 937 (this coin)55 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Seleukeia on the Tigris

Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, NO in left field.

SC 119.3(a); HGC 9, 16f; ESM 23 (same dies A27-P79); CSE 937 (this coin); CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047).
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint ca. 300-296 BC.

(25 mm, 16.91 g, 12h).
ex-William K. Raymond Collection; ex- Arthur Houghton Collection.

Some time in the last five years of the fourth century BC the mint at Seleukeia on the Tigris opened to issue coinage in the name of Seleukos. Initial issues maintained the Zeus Aëtophoros (eagle) reverse image. However, shortly thereafter, the Zeus Nikephoros (Nike) image was introduced in parallel with the Aëtophoros image. The Nikephoros reverse was a direct allusion to Seleukos victory over Antigonos at Ipsos in 301 BC. This is one of three known examples of SC 119.3(a). The others are ESM 23 in the Danish national collection Copenhagen and CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047). Seleucid Coins lists another from the Tricala 1979 hoard (CH IX, 000) in the Athens Numismatic Museum, but this is in fact an example of ESM 24 (Zeus Aëtophoros) that was incorrectly catalogued as ESM 23 by Oeconomides - refer Oeconomides Pl. 66, 109. All noted examples are from the same obverse die. The obverse of this coin is a die match to that of a Zeus Aëtophoros issue with identical NO primary control which is now found in the Berlin collection (ESM 24; Newell Pl V, 4).
n.igma
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Greek, Datames stater, SNG Levante 86 = SNG von Aulock 5951 (this coin)94 views384-361/0 BC
25 mm, 10.57 g
obv: Baaltars seated right; holding grain ear and grape bunch, resting on eagle-tipped scepter; thymiaterion to left, branch under throne; all within crenellated wall
rev: Satrap seated right, wearing Persian dress, holding arrow; winged solar disk upper right, bow lower right
(Casabonne series 2; SNG Levante 86 = SNG von Aulock 5951 (this coin); SNG France 288ff var. (symbol under throne on obverse))
3 commentsareich
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GREEK, Illyria, Dyrrachion. AR Stater41 viewsCirca 340-280 BC (21mm, 10.71 g, 4h). Maier 23 var. (lizard on rev.); Meadows, Coin Hoard (forthcoming) 175 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen –; BMC 17 var. (same). Obverse Cow standing right, looking back at suckling calf standing left below; above, wasp right. Reverse Double stellate pattern, divided by line, in double linear square border (single on one side); DYP retrograde, club below; all within linear circle border. Good VF, bright surfaces, some porosity. Well centered. Very rare.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 93rd Printed Auction, lot 190.

Dyrrhachion was founded as Epidamnos in the ancient region of Illyria in 627 BC by ancient Greek colonists from Corinth and Korkyra. The city's geographical position was highly advantageous, as it was situated around a natural rocky harbor which was surrounded by inland swamps and high cliffs on the seaward side, making the city very difficult to attack from either land or sea. The city, together with Corinth’s conflict with Korkyra was one of the causes in precipitating the Peloponnesian War. Dyrrhachion was noted for being a politically advanced society, prompting Aristotle to praise its political system in controlling trade between the Greek colonists and the locals. The Romans prefer calling the city Dyrrhacium since the last two syllables of the city’s name “–damnos” connotes a different meaning and inauspicious to Roman ears. The designs of the staters of Korkyra as well as its colonies, Apollonia and Dyrrhachion, have been the subject of much numismatic speculation. Eckhel (Doctrina numorum veterum [Vienna, 1792/3], II:155) accepted the view of Laurentius Beger (Observationes Et Conjecturae In Numismata Quaedam Antiqua [Brandenburg, 1691]), who argued that the design represented the garden of Alkinöos, the mythical king of Phaiakia, described in detail by the poet Homer (Od. 7.112-133). Based on the assumption that mythical Phaiakia was the island of ancient Korkyra (mod. Corfu), and knowing that Korkyrans colonized both Apollonia and Dyrrhachion, Beger (and through him, Eckhel) concluded that the central elements were flowers and that the overall design must represent either the layout of the garden, or the doors leading to it. Other numismatists argued that the central elements of the design were more star-like. While Böckh and Müller (in P. Gardner, "Floral patterns on Archaic Greek coins," NC 1881, p. 1) felt this to be the case, they considered the elements to be nothing more than a fortuitous series of random strokes. Friedlander and von Sallet (Das königliche Münzkabinett [Berlin, 1877], coins 72-75) viewed them as symbols of the Dioskouri. Proponents of either interpretation continue to argue their views (see Alfred Maier, "Die Silberprägung von Apollonia und Dyrrhachion," NZ 41 [1908], p. 2 and note 4 [garden]; Traité, Part II, Volume I, column 931 [garden]; Michael E. Marotta, "Dyrrachium: Rome's doorway to Greece," Celator [April 1997], pp. 6-7 [garden]; Gyula Petrányi, “Gardens of Alkinoos: Fact or Fiction?” on the reverse pattern of the silver coins from Corcyra, Apollonia and Dyrrachium," Celator [November 1998], pp. 22-24 [Dioskouroi]). Gardner (op. cit.) was convinced that the reverse design had a religious meaning, but was unconvinced that the symbols were either a garden layout, or stars. Instead, he favored a floral interpretation. He argued that this was indicated not only by their general shape, but in some particular instances by an intentional modification to make them appear more floral. Noting a similarity between the reverse types of Korkyran staters – the model for the staters of Apollonia and Dyrrhachion – and those of other Greek city-states, most notably Miletos and Kyrene, he argued that this was due to a common religious cult between them, since he believed that Greek coin types were primarily religious in origin. Arguing that the most probable deity was Apollo, Gardner concluded that the reference was to Apollo Aristaios or Nomios, a pastoral version of that god who was worshiped (among other places) both at Kyrene and throughout northern Greece and was known to be the protectors of flocks (cf. Pind. Pyth. 9.64-65). Most recently, Nicolet-Pierre revisited the issue of the reverse design in her article on the archaic coinage of Korkyra ("À props du monnayage archaïque de Corcyre," SNR 88 (2009), pp. 2-3), and offered a novel interpretation. Noting a passage of Thucydides (3.70.4) in which that author cited the existence on the island of a sacred precinct (temenos) and dedicated to Zeus and Alkinöos, she suggested that the reverse design might have been inspired by this, and not Homer's garden of Alkinöos. Since Apollonia and Dyrrhachion, as colonies of Korkyra, employed that island's designs in their own coinage, it is necessary to explain why Korkyra used such symbols on its coinage. The archaic staters of Korkyra were the first issues to employ a cow standing right (or left), suckling its calf on the obverse. (BMC 1-8 [for cow right]; BMC 9-16 [for cow left]). A similar obverse design appears on the coinage of Karystos in Euboia and, according to Plutarch (Quaest. Graec.), Korkyra was settled by Euboians, whose coinage symbol was a bovine. Several dedications in the form of a bronze bull are attested for the Korkyrans and the island's patron god was Apollo. The reverse design of the archaic staters consists of a pair of incuse punches, consisting of stars (BMC 1 and pl. XXI, 1). That the symbol was a star is certain, as fractions of this series and subsequent issues with a star on the obverse make plain. One stater (BMC 10 and pl. XXI, 2), puts the star design in a more abstract arrangement, becoming the precursor of the reverse design type employed in later stater issues (BMC 39 and pl. XXI, 9). The striking lines formed by the incuse punches are retained in the later design as lines of the frame. Thus, the staters of Apollonia, Dyrhachion, and Korkyra demonstrate a meticulous progressive recopying of an archaic coin type that continued under its colonies, and not an allusion to a possible Homeric past.


Jason T
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Greek, Lydia, Saittai, pseudo-autonomous, BMC 2360 viewsAE 22, 5.82g, 225°
Struck early 3rd century
obv. AZIO - T - THNOC
bust of Men Aziottenos, r., wearing Phrygian cap ornamented with stars,
crescent behind shoulders
rev. CAITTHNWN
Youthfull river-god Hermos leaning l., holding reed in r. hand and cornucopiae
in l. arm; resting l. ellbow on inverted vase from which water is flowing l.
ERMOC in ex.
ref. BMC 23; SNG von Aulock 3089; Imhoof-Blumer p.127, 1; published in Patricia Lawrence, In Memory of
Eugene Numa Lane, in MVSE, vol. 42, Annual of the Museum of Art and Archeoloy, University of Missouri,
vol. 42, 2008, p. 31, fig. 6
rare, good VF
added to www.wildwinds.com
added to asiaminorcoins.com
The stars on the cap clearly seen on this specimen are not mentioned in BMC nor SNG von Aulock. Pat Lawrence: "A glorious coin!"

Hermos, today Gediz in Turkey.
1 commentsJochen
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip 2nd 359-336 BC 23 mm 14.46mm 6h30 viewsLifetime issues Laureate head of Zeus right.Rev nude jockey on horseback right holding palm in right hand and reins in left.Janiform head below raised foreleg.Le Rider 303 a this coin,ex SNG ANS 517,EX Edward Newell bought from Headlam EX Sotheby Wilkinson and Hodge 8-10 May 1916
NGC 2490354-003 XF 4-4 fine style
Grant H
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GREEK, Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 41 (this coin illustrated on plate 14) 48 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Sardis 282-281 BC
Head of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, EP monogram to left, AΣ beneath throne.

SC 3.3a; HGC 9, 16a; Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 41 (this coin illustrated on plate 14) dies A1/P7; Nelson "Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265) 726-732 (this coin); WSM 1352 α, A1/ P7.

Seleukos’ military mint at Sardis 282-281 BC.

(25 mm, 17.12 g, 12h).

ex- Commerce "Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265).

References:
Miller, R. P. and O. D. Hoover. 2010. The Sardes Mint under Seleucus I Nicator. American Journal of Numismatics Second Series, 22, 25-34.

Nelson, B. R. 2010 Commerce (“Seleucus I” Hoard) 2005 (CH 10.265). In CH 10, 73-104.

CH 10 = Hoover, O., A. Meadows and U. Wartenberg, eds. 2010. Coin hoards, Volume X: Greek Hoards. New York: Royal Numismatic Society/American Numismatic Society.
1 commentsn.igma
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #109949 viewsTaras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
302 - 281 BC (Period VI)
AR Drachm (16mm, 3.09g, 3h)
Nikokrates, magistrate.
O: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla throwing stone.
R: Owl with closed wings standing right on Ionic capital, head facing; [NIKO]KPAT[HΣ] to left, TA to right.
Vlasto 1099 (this coin); HN Italy 1052
From the M.P. Vlasto Collection. ex CNG

“Michel P. Vlasto was born in Athens on the 1st February 1874 and Studied in Marseilles.
… He was a born artist and very good at drawing. His artistic feeling made him a real worshipper of Greek art; everything beautiful charmed him; if he could have done so a museum would have been his home. The real pleasure he felt in admiring a beautiful work of Greek art was so intense that he used to say he could not imagine life without Art and that beauty and Happiness went together. As a result he could not feel happy unless he was surrounded by Beauty. The room where he used to spend most of his leisure was a kind of temple in which a few perfect specimens of Greek art were the idols he worshipped in a real religious way.
… But all these splendid surroundings were only the frame of the world famous collection of Tarentine coins which represented his chief interest in life and really his sole hobby. But he did not limit himself to collecting coins as most collectors do; he was a real self-made scholar; his knowledge of Tarentine numismatic was complete; there was not a single coin in a public or private cabinet which he did not know, and nothing was said or written about Tarentum, its history and its art which escaped him. He published several contributions to numismatics and many of his books are famous.”
~ Oscar E. Ravel (Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - 1947)
1 commentsEnodia
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #123541 viewsTaras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
380-325 BC
AR Diobol (11.5mm, 1.15g, 2h)
O: Head of Athena right, helmet decorated with hippocamp.
R: Naked Herakles seated left on dead lion right, holding cup in right hand and club in left.
Vlasto 1235 (this coin); HN Italy 910
Very rare
From the AG Collection.; ex Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; ex Vecchi 17; ex CNG

This coin is extremely rare, and Vlasto cites only this single die combination. While I am sure it isn’t unique I could find no other specimen of this type listed anywhere.
2 commentsEnodia
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #124125 views380-325 BC
AR Diobol (11.5mm, 1.12g, 1h)
O: Helmeted head of Athena left, helmet decorated with Skylla.
R: Herakles standing right, strangling the Nemean lion; bow, quiver, and club to left; K between legs, [|- to lower right].
Vlasto 1241 (this coin); HN Italy 914
From the David Wray Collection. ex Michel P. Vlasto Collection; ex CNG

Vlasto plate coin, #1241
Enodia
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #129655 viewsTaras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
380-325 BC
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.22g, 11h)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with hippocamp; Ξ behind neck-flap.
R: Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean lion; [club] to left, TA above.
Vlasto 1296 (this coin); HN Italy 912
From the M.P Vlasto Collection. ex Pegasi Numismatics; ex MNS

"Mr. Vlasto's collection of Tarentine coins is certainly the most complete that exists; practically all known varieties are represented; its catalog can therefore be considered a real corpus of the coinage of Tarentum. Numerous are the rare or unique specimens; but what makes this collection an outstanding one is its large number of exceptionally well preserved coins. Mr. Vlasto was never content with his specimens; if he could get a better one, he never missed the opportunity. He used to tell me that in some cases he had changed six specimens of the same coin and that he would even change the sixth if he could find a better one. The results is that many of his coins are really wonderful gems of priceless value. Any colledctor would be proud to have just one of them in his collection."
~ Oscar Ravel (Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto)
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #130241 viewsTaras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
325-280 BC
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.14g, 8h)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a hippocamp.
R: Herakles crouching right, strangling the Nemean lion to right; EY above.
Vlasto 1302 (this coin); HN Italy 976
From the M.P Vlasto collection. ex MNS
Enodia
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #148938 viewsTaras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
325-280 BC
AR Litra (11mm, 0.64g, 12h)
O: Scallop shell with nine teeth.
R: Dolphin leaping right; small dolphin left above, |-HP(?) below.
Vlasto 1489 (this coin); McGill II, 182; HN Italy 979
From the M.P Vlasto Collection. ex MNS

“The part of the small denominations, which owing to their small size, have always been ignored by the collectors, show such a sequence of small works of art, and so complete, that every museum would be pleased to have it in its cabinet. For many numismatists some of these tiny pieces, will be a real revelation.”
~ Oscar E. Ravel (Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - 1947)
Enodia
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #166138 viewsTaras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
302-228 BC
AR Obol (10mm, 0.53g)
O: Kantharos; three pellets around.
R: Kantharos with bunch of grapes to right; pellets around.
Vlasto 1661 (this coin); Cote ---
Scarce
From the M.P Vlasto collection; ex Den of Antiquity
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GREEK, SC 68, Price P167 - American Journal of Numismatics Second Series 27: 41-97 : Taylor L. W. H. Triparadeisos to Ipsos Series IV, 189 (this coin), Plate 12, 189 (this coin)14 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylonia, Uncertain Mint 6A

Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛEΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, star symbol beneath throne, Π recut over an earlier mint control in left field.

Taylor, Triparadeisos to Ipsos, Series IV, 189 (this coin), Plate 12, 189 (this coin), dies A50/P1; HGC 9, 11a (same dies); SC 68 (same dies); WSM 1241 (same dies); Price P167 (same dies).

Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia, 303-302 BC.

Struck under Seleukos utilising a reverse die from an earlier lifetime Philip issue (Price P160) with the left field mint control recut. Obverse die linked to examples of SC 67 (Alexander), SC 69 (Seleukos) and SC 50.1 (Alexander Uncertain Mint 1).

One of four examples known and the only one outside the ANS (Newell) collection.

(26 mm, 17.0 g, 3h).

Reference: Taylor, L. W. H. 2015. From Triparadeisos to Ipsos: Seleukos I Nikator’s Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia.
AJN Second Series 27: 41-97.
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm.55 viewsSicily Gela AR Tetradrachm circa 415-405 BC 24 mm 16.75 g Slow quadriga driven right by charioteer,the nearside horse with head lowered,the farside horse head held high,wreath of olive above crane flying right in exergue.Reverse forepart of man-headed bull{river-god Gelas} with thick wavy beard,swimming right,{CEAAE} retrograde and large barley-grain above.This coin was struk just before the destruction of the city by the Carthaginian invaders in 405 BC,and which Gela never fully recovered.And it is thought that the quadriga on the obverse is to show that Gelons victory in the Olympic games of 488 BC.This coin is the only specimen recorded from this die combination,and is the plate coin in the standard reference Jenkins the coinage of Gela group 9 482 O95/R192 and from the A,D,M collection2 commentsGrant H
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Greek, SICILY, Herbessos, Calciati III.5.OS.15=this coin42 viewsSICILY, Herbessos. Circa 339/8-335 BC. Æ Litra (29mm, 20.82 g, 12h). Laureate head of Sikelia right / Head of man-faced bull right. Castrizio Series III, 1; Campana 5b; CNS 5; HGC 2, 412.

Calciati Plate Coin (Calciati III.5.OS.15=this coin)

Ex. CNG eAuction 327, lot 407 (Continental Collection); Ex. Titano 14, lot 31.
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Greek, SICILY, Panormos, Hoover HGC 2, 1062 (this coin); Giuseppe Bucetti, p. 344 (this coin).34 viewsAE Onkia, 2.11 g, Sicily, Panormos, ca. 415-380 B.C. Obv: Forepart of Man-headed bull facing left, possibly ear of corn above or simply an encrustation divided from the man-faced bull by the tooler, in which case SYS should be above. Rev: Horse trotting right, ear of corn above. Calciati I, 272, no. 11. Hoover HGC 2, 1062 (this coin); Giuseppe Bucetti "Monete, Storia e topografia della Sicilia Greca," p. 344 (this coin). Definite tooling around the major devices, but the extent on the devices themselves is unclear. In hand, the devices do not appear to be tooled.

Ex. Dr. Busso-Peus, Auction 386, No. 108 (unsold)
Molinari
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Greek, SICILY, Tauromenion, CNS 4 (this coin illustrated)33 viewsSICILY, Tauromenion. Circa 339/8-336 BC. Æ Hemilitron(?) (25mm, 16.81 g, 9h). Laureate head of Apollo Archagetas left / Man-headed bull standing left; grape bunch to left. Castrizio Series III, 1β; Campana 1b; CNS 4 (this coin illustrated); HGC 2, 1577; Virzi 1995–6. VF, dark green and brown surfaces.

Calciati Plate Coin

From the Trinacria Collection. Ex Elsen 36 (17 September 1994), lot 94. CNG 97, lot 51.
Molinari
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Greek, Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Lockett parts 1-5,GREEK, Satraps of Caria Maussolos AR Tetradrachm circa 377-353 BC 24 mm 15.25g 12h33 viewsRichard Cyril Lockett plate 9,2382,Prof.S.Pozzi,Plate LXXVII,2624.4 commentsGrant H
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Greek, Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Lockett parts 1-5,GREEK, Satraps of Caria, Maussolos, AR Tetradrachm circa 377-353 BC 24 mm 15.25g 12h22 viewsRichard Cyril Lockett plate 9,2382,Prof.S.Pozzi,Plate LXXVII,2624.
Head of Apollo facing slightly right.Rev MAUSSOLLOS, Zeus Labraundos standing right holding double axe {labyrs} and lotus tipped scepter me monogram behind.
EX Harlan Berk 4-023-2005
EX Lockett lot 2382 1955
EX Dr. Pozzi lot 2624 4-4-1921 sold for 340 francs
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Greek, Syria, Seleukia and Piereia, Balanea Leucas, pseudo-autonomous, Lindgren & Kovacs 2178 (plate coin)32 viewsAE 16, 3.3g
struck 2nd century AD
obv. LEVKADIE - WN
Nike stg. l., holding palm-branch and wreath
rev. XRYSOROAC - KLAVDIEW - N
Upper part of body of river-god Chrysoroas, looking frontal, left hand raised
ref. RPCI 4465B var. (different legend); SNG Copenhagen 303; Lindgren-Kovacs 2178 (this coin!)
about VF

Chrysoroas (the golden river), today Jerash river.
Jochen
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GREEK, Antioche de Syrie, p. 46, pl.4, G (this coin), Seleucid Coins 534.3 (this coin illustrated on Plate 25)34 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Tralles
Diademed head of Antiochos II right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow with left hand resting on bow; YA monogram in inner left field and ME in exergue.
Antioche de Syrie, p. 46, pl.4, G (this coin) dies A1-P5, referenced to W K Raymond coll., Fresno California; SC 534.3 (this coin - illustrated on Plate 25); HGC 9, 238i.
Tralles mint.
(30 mm, 16.45 g, 12h).
ex- Eukratides Ancient Numismatics; consigned from the William K. Raymond Collection.

This coin is referenced in Seleucid Coins (Volume I page 190 and Volume II Plate 25) with the comment, ‘Antioche de Syrie p.46. 14. Pl 4 G dies A1-P5 in W. K. Raymond coll, Fresno, California. Obverse die link with cat. Nos. 534.1-2 above, die in a very worn state, reverse die of barbarous style’. In describing the series to which this coin belongs, Seleucid Coins notes that it employs an obverse die of fine style, which after receiving considerable wear, is ultimately paired with a barbarous reverse die.

Tralles where this coin was struck was located in Ionia, about 50 kilometres inland from Ephesus.

References:
Georges le Rider. Antioche de Syrie sous les Séleucides Corpus des monnaies d'or et d'argent. I: De Séleucos I à Antiochos V, c. 300-161. Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, 1999.

Houghton A. and Lorber C. Seleucid Coins A Comprehensive Catalogue Part I Seleucus I through Antiochus III Volumes I & II. The American Numismatic Society, New York in association with Classical Numismatic Group Inc Lancaster/London 2002.
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GREEK. Ephesos AR Tetradrachm. Hecatomnus Hoard (1977).60 viewsCirca 405-390 BC (21mm, 14.95 g, 12h). Aristainetos, magistrate. Hecatomnus 53b (O11/R48 – this coin); SNG Kayhan –; Winterthur 2904 (same obverse die). Obverse: bee with curved wings. Reverse: forepart of stag right, head left; palm tree to left (off flan), APIΣTAINETO[Σ] to right. Toned, VF. Struck on a tight flan.

Ex Hecatomnus Hoard (CH V, 17; CH VIII, 96; and CH IX, 387). Ex CNG Electronic Auction 338, lot 85.

The bee, palm tree and the stag are emblems of Ephesos. This city was an important center of worship of the Greek goddess Artemis, and the images on Ephesian coinage represent her. Ephesos also used the bee on its coins since it was a producer of honey, so the bee advertised their most famous product. The bee was also mythologically connected to Ephesos because, according to Philostratos, the colonizing Athenians were led to Ephesos in Ionia by the Muses who took the form of bees. Ephesos occupied the alluvial plain of the lower Cayster, but it owed its chief wealth and renown less to the produce of its soil than to the illustrious sanctuary of the old Anatolian nature-goddess, whom the Ionian Greeks identified with Artemis, the Goddess of Hunt. It is noteworthy that the high-priest of the temple of Artemis was called Ηεσσην, ‘the king bee,’ while the virgin priestesses bore the name of “melissai” or Honey-Bees. The stag was regarded as sacred to her and stag figures were said to have flanked the cult statue of Artemis in her temple at Ephesos. The palm tree alludes to Artemis’ birthplace, the island of Delos, where the goddess Leto gave birth to Artemis and her twin brother Apollo underneath a palm tree. Therefore, the coin might represent the city’s origin as well.

The earlier type tetradrachmae of Ephesos could be identified by the curved pair of wings of the bee on the obverse side of these coins. It is roughly estimated that a total of about less than a hundred of these tetradrachmae exist as compared to the straight wing bee variant of later emissions, which are believed to be seven to eight times more common than the former. These estimates are based on the findings and studies made after the discoveryof the Hecatomnus and Pixodarus hoards in 1977 and 1978, respectively. Prior to their discovery, there were only about 35 of these curved wing tetradrachmae recorded in existence.
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INDIA, Gwalior, Jhansi: Jayaji Rao (1843-1886) AR 1/8 rupee (KM-112)34 viewsPlate Specimen coin from Krause Publications Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801-1900, 7th Edition.SpongeBob
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Parthia, Artabanos III42 viewsAR tetradrachm
c. 80 – 90 AD (struck May, 81 AD)
29 mm., 13.29 gm.
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint
Obv: Diademed bust left
Rev: Artabanos seated left, receiving open diadem from Tyche standing right, holding scepter; year above, month in exergue
Sellwood 74.5 var., Sunrise 441 var. (Artabanos V), SNP7: 841A (this coin)
Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum, Volume 7, Vologases I - Pacorus II, Plate 50, #841A
1 commentsRobert L3
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Parthia, Elymais, Kamnaskires IV29 viewsAR obol
c. 63/2 – 54/3 BC
8 mm., 0.59 gm.
Uncertain mint
Obv. Diademed male bust left, short beard, uncertain mintmark
Rev: Belos or Zeus seated left on throne, holding a small Nike in outstretched right hand and scepter in left hand
Van’t Haaff 8.2.3-1a (this coin, page 71 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)
Robert L3
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Parthia, Elymais, Kamnaskires-Orodes24 viewsAE drachm
Early to mid 2nd Century AD
15 mm., 3.68 gm.
Obv: Facing bust with large hair tufts at both sides, one crossbar on anchor, small symbol between bust and anchor
Rev: Dashes
Van’t Haaff 12.3.1-1B.e (this coin, page 101 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)
Ex-Van’t Haaff Collection
Robert L3
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Parthia, Elymais, Orodes IV48 viewsSecond half of 2nd Century AD
12 mm., 2.60 gm.
Obv: Bust left, hair tuft at top and at back, anchor in left field
Rev: Female bust to left, hair tuft falling at back right
Van’t Haaff 17.1.1-2a (this coin, page 140 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)
Ex-Van’t Haaff Collection
Robert L3
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Parthia, Elymais, Phraates25 viewsAE tetradrachm
Early to mid 2nd century AD
25 x 27 mm., 14.46 gm.
Obv: Bust to left in tiara with star in crescent; two line legend in left field; two crossbars on anchor
Rev: Degenerated dashes
Van’t Haaff 14.7.1-1B.a (this coin, page 127 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)
Ex-Van’t Haaff Collection
Robert L3
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Argolis, Troizen, Commodus, BCD Peloponnesos 1341.2 (plate coin)28 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 21mm, 9.61 g
obv. [M AVR KOMMO]DOC AV[G]
Laureate head right
rev. [TROI - ZHNIWN]
Hippolytus standing facing, head left, holding spear and ?; his dog at feet(?)
ref. BCD Peloponnesos 1341.2 (this coin); NCP p.162, 7 (this coin) Thanks to BCD!
extremely rare, VF, black green patina with traces of lighter olive overtones, light roughness
Pedigree:
ex BCD coll.
ex A. Rhousopoulos coll.
ex LHS 96, 8./9. May 2006

A note from BCD: Troizen must have enjoyed a special status under Commodus, as did Aigion, Megara and Pagai. These cities and Epidauros are the only ones that issued non-Severan coins in the Peloponnesos, with the exception of the well-established mints of like Corinth, Patrai, Elis, Argos and Lakedaimon.
Jochen
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Caracalla tetradrachm.55 viewsCILICIA, Seleucia ad Calycadnum. 198-217 AD. AR Tetradrachm (10.59 gm). AV K M AVR ANTΩNINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right , seen from behind / CEΛEYKEΩN TΩN ΠPOC TΩ KAΛYKAD in two circles around .Hercules standing right, wearing lion's skin, and holding bowcase and club.
SNG Levante 745 (this coin).
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Cilicia, Ninica-Claudiopolis, Maximinus I, SNG Levante Supp. 170 (plate coin)56 viewsMaximinus I AD 235-236
AE 30 mm, 14.59 g
obv. IMP.CAES.SA.IVL.VER.MAXI / MINVS
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NINIC COL CLA / VDIOPO / L
She-wolf standing right under Ruminal fig tree, head l., suckling the twins
Remus and Romulus
ref. SNG Levante 618 (same dies); SNG Levante Supp. 170 (this coin); SNG Paris 791 (same dies); SNG von
Aulock 5775 (same dies)
Choice EF, nice olive-brown patina, rare this nice.
published on www.wildwinds.com

The fig tree was sanctified to the goddess Rumina. Later the twins were found by the shepherd Faustulus. The rest is well-known!
The legend is in Latin because the city was a Roman colonia. The she-wolf looks a bit like a horse!
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, COMMAGENE, Samosata, Hadrian AE 16 117-38 AD Winged caduceus.34 viewsReference.
Lindgren 1899 (this coin); RPC 3, 3422 http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/3422/

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from rear.

Rev. СΑ-ΜΟ
winged caduceus

4.48 gr.
16.5 mm
okidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, DOMITIUS DOMITIANUS, Octadrachm, EMMET, Alexandrian coins - # 4241/278 viewsDOMITIUS DOMITIANUS, EGYPT, Octadrachm
Alexandria mint, AD 296-297
ΔOMITI-ANOC CEB, Radiate bust of Domitius right
No legend, Serapis going right, LB in field (regnal year 2)
12.79 gr
Ref : Emmet, Alexandrian coins #4241/2, RCV # 12982 (2000), Sear # 4801 var (It's actually an hexadrachm in Sear)
Domitius Domitianus, stationed in Egypt, rebelled against Diocletianus in july 296 AD and was proclaimed emperor. He was defeated during spring 297 AD. Diocletian decided to close the alexandrian mint, so the coins of Domitianus are the last provincial coins from Alexandria. Also, Domitianus was the only ruler to strike octadrachms (in parallel with didrachms, tetradrachms and hexadrachms)

For more information, see, in english : http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Domitius%20Domitianus or "en français" http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=54339.0
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan Obol 116-17 AD Griffin right35 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 4967 Pl 243 (this coin)
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/4967/

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΡΙ СƐΒ ΓƐΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ ΠΑΡ
laureate bust of Trajan, right

Rev. L Κ (year 20 = Date 116-17)
Griffin seated, r., paw on wheel

4.09 gr
18 mm
okidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Elagabalus, Syria, Lichocka Figure 3, Table VII, 56 (this coin illustrated)34 viewsAE 14, Elagabalus, Antioch, ca. AD 218-222. Obv: Elagabalus right; Rev: Delta Epsilon with star below, all within wreath, dark brown patina with red earthen highlights, some roughness, VF. Not in Lindgren I or III; Not in Sear, Not in Butcher. Lichocka Figure 3, Table VII, 56 (this coin illustrated).

Published in: Lichocka, Barbara, "Delta-Epsilon issues of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander," in Classica Orientalia: Essays Presented to Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski on his 75th Birthday (Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw), pg. 310, Fig. 3, Table VII, 56.
Molinari
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Elagabalus, Syria, Lichocka VII, 27 (this coin listed)30 viewsAE 26, Elagabalus, Antioch, ca. AD 218-222. Obv: IMPCMAVRANTONINVSAVG; Rev: D E in center, star below, all within wreath, gVF. SGI 3098 var. Lichocka VII, 27 (this coin).

Published in: Lichocka, Barbara, "Delta-Epsilon issues of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander," in Classica Orientalia: Essays Presented to Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski on his 75th Birthday (Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw), pg. 318, Table VII, 27.
Molinari
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Elagabalus, Syria, Lichocka VII, 36 (this coin listed)27 viewsAE 22, Elagabalus, Antioch, ca. AD 218-222. Obv: IMPCMAVRANTONINVSAVG; Rev: D E in center, star below, all within wreath, gVF. BMC 205, 447; SNG Munchen 319. Lichocka VII, 36 (this coin).

Published in: Lichocka, Barbara, "Delta-Epsilon issues of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander," in Classica Orientalia: Essays Presented to Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski on his 75th Birthday (Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw), pg. 319, Table VII, 36.
Molinari
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Emmett 1093.14, EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 129-30 AD Isis Pharia standing15 viewsReference.
Emmett 1093.14; Dattari-Savio Pl. 85, 7711 (this coin). RPC 5748.23 (this coin cited).Corr. (holding Situla)

Issue L IΔ = year 14

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΙΔ
Isis Pharia advancing, r., head r., holding sistrum and sail with situla

12.64 gr
29 mm
12h
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Emmett 1103.21, EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 136-37 AD Pharos lighthouse16 viewsReference.
Dattari-Savio Pl. 95, 1935 (this coin). RPC 6233/; Emmett 1103.21

Issue L KA = year 21

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L KA
Pharos lighthouse surmounted by two Tritons, each blowing a trumpet, between a lantern surmounted by a statue, holding situla and scepter; entryway below.

11.31 gr
30 mm
12h
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, GETA as Caesar, LINDGREN and KOVACS, Ancient Bronze Coins of Asia Minor and the Levant - # 216289 viewsGETA, COELE-SYRIA, Heliopolis mint, AD 192-209
GETA CA-ESAR, Bareheaded bust of Geta right
COL HE(L), Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche of Heliopolis left
9.92 gr, 21.6-22.9 mm

Ref: Lindgren I #2162 (this coin), BMC 13
Pekka K
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Hadrian, CILICIA, Aegeae. Tridrachm 117-18 AD Head of Alexander24 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 3338; Prieur 715A (this coin); SNG France 2326; SNG Levante –

Issue Year 164 (ΔΞΡ)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΕΤΟΥС ΔΞΡ
Head of Alexander with taenia, r.; below, goat, l., head turned back.

10.05 gr
25 mm
12h
okidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Pisidia, Kremna, Caracalla, Lindgren & Kovacs 1292 (plate coin)29 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 19, 4.97g
obv. IM - P C M AV - R ANT PF AV
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. COL.CREM. - MID.DEAE (beginning upper r.)
Goddess Mida in the attitude of Kybele enthroned l., holding in extended r. hand patera
ref. Lindgren&Kovacs 1292 (this coin); obv. from same die as asiaminorcoins #4590
rare, VF, dark green patina

For more information please take a look at the article in the Mythology
Jochen
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, RPC III, 1375, Hadrian, Cistophorus CARIA, Cnidus? Zeus seated8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1375/1; Metcalf 71; C. -; RIC -; BMC -; W. E. Metcalf, The Cistophori of Hadrian, 1980, 76, 308 Taf. 20 = RPC III 1375; M. 308

Obv. AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS (D reverted) sic
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. COS III
Zeus seated r. on throne holding vertical sceptre in upraised r. and Victory on globe (corr.)

9.90 gr
mm
h

Note.
ex Theodor Grewer collection
ex Kress, Auktion 158, 1973, Los 997
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Thracia, Augusta Traiana, Septimius Severus, Varbanov (engl.) 1006 (plate coin)29 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 30, 14.92g, 30.24mm, 30°
obv. AVT L CEPTI - CEVHROC PE
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. AVGOVCTH - C TRAIANHC
Snake erecting from small pedestal in four elaborate coils r., head decorated with wreath.
ref. Varbanov (engl.) 1006 (this coin, corrected!); Schonert-Geiss 136
Rare, VF, nice green patina

Interesting, because the snake here is not nimbate but wreathed!
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Thracia, Mesambria, Philipp I & Otacila Severa, Varbanov (engl.) 4237 (plate coin)28 viewsPhilipp I, AD 244-249
AE 27, 10.95g, 26.98mm, 225°
obv. AYT M IOYL PHILIPPOC AYG M WTA / KIL CEB / HRA
confronted busts of the imperial pair
rev. MECAMBR - IANWN
Dionysos, in short chiton and nebris, with boots, wearing ivy wreath, standing frontal, head l., holding
thyrsos and pouring out of kantharos.
ref. Varbanov (engl.) 4237 (plate coin); SNG Cop. 665 (same obv.); SNG Cop. 666 (same rev.); Moushmov 4018
VF
published on Wildwinds

On the portrait of Otacilia traces of a slight doublestrike, OY from IOYL and dots from the border (Steve Minnoch)
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Thracia, Serdika, Caracalla, Hristova/Jekov 12.18.1.13 (plate coin)29 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 31, 16.98g, 30.98mm, 45°
obv. AVT KM AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped(?) and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. OVLPIAC - CERDIKHC
Zeus in Himation, stg. frontal, head l., holding sceptre in l. and thunderbolt in r.
hand.
ref. Ruzicka 104 (1 ex., Agram); Hristova/Jekov No.12.18.1.13 (R7, this coin!); Varbanov (engl.) 2492 (this
coin!); Moushmov 1394
Very rare, VF/about VF, nice green patina, a strike on the rev. at 12 o'clock

Moushmov has inexplicably assigned this type to Elagabal.
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Thracia, Serdika, Caracalla, Hristova/Jekov 12.18.20.11 (plate coin)31 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 16.6g, 30.27mm, 0°
obv. AYT KM AYR CEYH - ANTWNEINOC
bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. OYLPIAC - CERDIKAC
Asklepios, half-draped, standing frontal, feeding with r. hand snake coiling
around rod set on ground left
ref. Ruzicka 245 (5 ex.); Hristova/Jekov No.12.18.20.11 (this coin!); Varbanov (engl.) 2202 (this coin!)
very rare, EF
added to www.wildwinds.com

Serdica, today Sofia/Bulgaria. Ulpias was a venerating name of the city in honour of its founder Ulpius Trajan (Curtis Clay)
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Thracia, Serdika, Caracalla, Hristova/Jekov 12.18.45.1 (plate coin)30 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 18.65g, 30.45mm, 210°
obv. AVT KM AVR CEV - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, cuirassed with chain mail, laureate, r.
rev. OVLPIAC - SERDIKHC
Female deity, wearing high-girdled double-chiton, stg. facing, head l., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and scepter in raised l. hand
ref. Hristova/Jekov 12.18.45.1 (this coin!); Varbanov (engl.) 2486 var. (has head laureate r.); not in Ruzicka;
Moushmov 4852
VF/about VF
added to Wildwinds

Varbanov calls the deity unmotivated Tyche! Hristova/Jekov: unknown deity!
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Thracia, Serdika, Caracalla, Hristova/Jekov 12.18.5.13 (plate coin)28 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28, 17.65g, 28.39mm, 210°
obv. [AVT KM] AVR CEV - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped(?) and cuirassed with scale armor,
laureate, r.
rev. OVLPIAC - CERDIKHC
Demeter, in long double chiton, chlamys over shoulders, veiled, stg. frontal, head l. holding in outstretched
r. hand three grain-ears and resting with l. hand on long flaming torch.
ref. Ruzicka 141 (3 ex., Berlin, München, Sofia); Hristova/Jekov No.12.18.5.13 (this coin!); Varbanov (engl.)
2247 (same dies)
about VF
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Thracia, Serdika, Caracalla, Hristova/Jekov 12.18.7.17 (plate coin)24 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 15.27g, 30.12mm, 0°
obv. AVT KM [AVR CEV] - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, laureate, l., with ornated aegis on l. shoulder and sword-belt
rev. OVLPIAC - CERDIKHC
Apollo Iatros, nude, stg. facing, resting with r. hand on snake-entwined staff,
holding l. hand on hip; r. beside him infant Asklepios stg. frontal, raising r.
hand, and looking up to him.
ref. not in Ruzicka: rev. #173, obv. -; Ruzicka online 169-177 var., p.79 (this coin); Hristova/Jekov No. 12.18.7.17 (this coin!); not in
Varbanov (engl.)
VF, green-brown patina, slightly smoothing in fields
Pedigree:
ex Numismatik Lanz auction 120, May 2004, lot 419
added to www.wildwinds.com

Very rare bust variant! Thanks to Akropolis!
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Trajan, AE25 Abdera Thrace Nike21 viewsObverse: AYTO TPAIANW KAISARI CEBACTW, laureate bust right.
Reverse: GERMA DAKI-KW - ABDHREITAI, Nike standing left on Pedestal, holding Wreath and Palm.

Diameter: 25.6 x 26.2 x 1.6 mm, Weight: 7.41 g, Die axis: 180 degrees
Mint: Abdera, Thracia, 102 - 117 A.D. Reference: RPC 803


On 29 July last year Michel Amandry kindly contacted me, after my inquiry with the British Museum's Coins and Medals Department, about this coin. Michel mentioned that only two examples had been known, one in the Ashmolean Museum collection, Oxford (= NC 1953, 21/2 and pl. I, n°2) and the other found during excavations at Abdera (Abdera excavations E 91/N 56).With many thanks to Michel, this coin will be cited in the upcoming RPC Volume III (British Museum Press, 1 October 2015)
Masis
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Roman Empire, A. Pius sestertius. Banti plate coin51 viewsÆ Sestertius (25,9g, Ø 32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: MAVRETANIA around, COS II in ex., S | C, Mauretania, bare-headed, standing l, in short tunic, holding crown and sceptre.
RIC 583 (R2); BMC 1190 note; Cohen 551 (40 fr.); Strack 789; Banti 235 (this specimen illustrated, Vinchon sale, 1973)
Ex Mike R. Vosper, Oct. 2015; ex Ex Vinchon sale, 1973.

Plate in: Alberto Banti, Florence, 1984, "I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali", vol.II-3, no.235, p.153
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Roman Empire, ANTONINUS PIUS. Banti plate coin46 viewsÆ Sestertius (28.74g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 149-150.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right.
Rev.: COS IIII (around) S C (low in field), Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
ex Emporium Hamburg Münzhandelsgesellschaft mbH, auction 68 (2012); ex cat. Baranowsky, 1929.

RIC 865 (R2); Cohen 244; BMCRE p.306 (‡ "Dupondius of this rev., obv., head, radiate, r."); Strack 1047 (3 spec.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 102 (2 specimens; one, this one, illustrated on p.83)
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Roman Empire, ANTONINUS PIUS. Banti plate coin42 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.43g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: AFRICA (around) COS II (in ex.) S C (in field), Africa, draped, wearing elephant skin headdress, standing left, holding a diadem of pearls and cornucopiae.

RIC 574 (R); BMC 1177; Cohen 24; Strack 773; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali : Aelivs - Antoninvs Pivs) 10 (1 specimen, this one illustrated on p.37)

ex CNG printed auction 93; ex Robert O. Ebert Collection; ex Walter Niggeler Collection (Part 3, Leu: Münzen und Medaillen AG, 2 November 1967, lot 1290).
(photo: CNG)
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Roman Empire, ANTONINUS PIUS. Banti plate coin 37 viewsÆ Sestertius (22,19g, Ø 30mm, 6h). Rome, AD 139.
Obv.: IMP CAES AELIVS ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT COS around, S | C, Pax standing left holding olive branch and cornucopiae.
RIC 519a (S); BMCRE p.169/§; Cohen 660; Strack 744; Banti 312 (3 spec., this specimen illustrated)
Ex Klassische Muenzen , Dr. Michael Brandt, 2015/07/10; ex Ex Bayerische Vereinsbank, Münzschätze 9, Nr. 175 / 26.6.1975.
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Roman Empire, COMMODUS 82 viewsAE As. Rome,175-176 AD. 11.82 gr. Draped ,bare headed bust right. COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM. / Sacrificial implements, (knife,aspergillum,ewer,lituus and sympulum), PIETAS AVG above, S C in exergue. RIC 1539.
This coin photo in Sear " Roman coins and their values" volume II ,page 379,# 5561.
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Roman Empire, Constantius I.30 viewsFollis, ca 298-300 AD, London mint (group II).
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C / Laureate and curassed bust of Constantius I.
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI / Genius standing, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Mint mark: (none)
9.71 gm., 27 mm.
RIC #14a; Sear #14034 (this coin).



This coin is pictured in Sear's Roman Coins and Their Values, vol. IV, p. 249 above the listing of #14034.
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Roman Empire, Constantius II, Light Miliarense, FERRANDO, L'atelier monétaire d'Arles de Constantin à Romulus 313-476 - # 102669 viewsArles mint (Arelate), 3d officina
DN CONSTAN TIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius right
VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Constantius (soldier) facing holding spear and shield. TCON at exergue
4,54 gr ; 22,6 mm
Ref : RIC VII # 252, Ferrando II # 1026 (this coin), Cohen #326, RC #3993v
Potator II
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Roman Empire, Gordian III.35 viewsAntoninianus, 238-239 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: AEQVIT LIBER / Body and feet of Aequitas holding scales; Body and feet of Libertas holding pileus (Liberty cap) .
5.00 gm, 22 mm.
RIC #177 over #187.

This is the exact coin that is described (but not pictured) in the footnote to RIC 231 (vol. IV, part III, p. 39):

"231. A strange Antoninianus (G. B. Pears Coll.) shows rev. type of AEQVIT[AS] apparently overstruck with type of LIBER[TAS] -- obv. of Gordian III, rev. of Philip overstruck with rev. of Trebonianus Gallus (?)."

There is a plaster cast of this coin in the British Museum. This cast is illustrated in Roger Bland's "unpublished" thesis on the coinage of Gordian III from Antioch: plate 10 18/21.

For more info, see http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=105681.0
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Roman Empire, HADRIAN. Mazzini plate coin46 viewsRoman, HADRIAN, Mazzini plate coin
Æ Sestertius (24.91g, Ø34mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 119-121.
Obv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III, laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder
Rev.: RELIQVA VETERA IIS NOVIES MILL ABOLITA [around] S C [left and right in field], lictor standing left, holding fasces, setting fire to heap of bonds on the ground to left with brand.
ex CNG; ex White Mountain Collection

RIC 590(b); G. Mazzini (Monete Imperiali Romane, Milano 1957, 5 voll.) 1210 (this coin)
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Roman Empire, Maxentius, RIC VI, Rome 208 var.35 viewsMaxentius, AD 306-312, son of Maximian
AE - Follis, 24.52, 6.1g
Rome, 4th officina, AD 308-310
obv. IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG
laureate head, r.
rev. CONSERV - VRB SVAE
Hexastyle temple with Roma std. within, holding sceptre and small Victory on globe, shield beside(?);
architrave decorated with wave-line and dots; as l. acroterion a wreath, as r. acroterion a male figure with
long torch; pediment decorated with a group of 4 figures: The l. figure in the centre Jupiter, stg. facing,
holding sceptre in l. hand and r. hand extended, the r. figure Heracles, resting on club with r. hand and l.
hand extended, in the l. angle the upper part of the body of a river-god; in the r. angle the upper part of
the body of Sol, radiate, r., l. hand extended.
in ex. RBQ
Ref. RIC VI, Rome 208 var.; Failmezger no.127iM3, notes 179, 183; C. cf. 34; Drost, Monayage de Maxence,
p.310, nr.93, 5th emission, pic. 89d/3 (this coin!)
about VF, weak strike on upper right obv. and lower right rev.
Pedigree:
ex Failmezger coll.

Unlisted and interesting variation of RIC 208
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Roman Empire, TRAJAN, Sear plate coin47 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.15g, Ø32mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 110.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V P P laureate bust of Trajan right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev.: AQVA TRAIANA [in ex.] SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI [around] S C [left and right in ex.] Genius of Aqua Traiana (river god Tiber) reclining l. in grotto supported by two columns; holding a reed right and resting on left elbow; rocks below with water flowing from pipe. RIC 463.
This coin illustrated in David R. Sear "Roman coins and their values II", number 3179 page 107-8
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