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Egypt, Ptolemy VIII, 145-116 BC. Alexandria Mint.3 viewsObv. Head of bearded Hercules right, wearing lion scalp.
Rev. PTOLEMAIOY BASILEWS, Eagle standing left.
24mm, 11.2 grams.
References: SV. 1494.
1 commentsCanaan09/22/17 at 09:09Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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Selge, Pisidia. AR102 viewsObv: Athena r. in crested helm.
Rev: Gorgon facing sticking out tongue.
10mm., 0.9gm.
1 commentsancientone09/22/17 at 09:08Randygeki(h2): A neat coin!
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Valerian I (253 - 260 A.D.)8 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AK Π L I OVALEPIANOC EVEVC; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
R: Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak. Regnal date L-Δ across fields (Year 4).
Alexandria mint, 256 A.D.
23mm
10.3g
Milne 3945 Emmett # 3764/4
1 commentsMat09/22/17 at 09:08Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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Alexander tetradrachm Price 68 views Amphipolis mint. Lifetime issue. Janiform-head vase to the left. Looks like a worn die on the lion-skin headress and a punch on the thundergod's hip.1 commentsChance Vandal09/22/17 at 09:08Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Thrace, Byzantion. AR Hemidrachm. Bull/trident5 viewsObv: Forepart of bull left; PY monogram above.
Rev: Trident.
Circa 386-340 BC.
10mm, 1.74 g.
1 commentsancientone09/22/17 at 09:08Randygeki(h2): Thats cool
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)20 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A K M IOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC EVC, laureate and draped bust right.
R: Alexandria standing left, facing, clothed in elephant hide, holding stalks in hand, vixellium in other, L-Δ in field.
Year 4 = 246-247 AD
23.5mm
13.9g
Alexandria 4853; Dattari 2725, Emmett # 3468


Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
3 commentsMat09/22/17 at 01:58Nemonater: Very cool!
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03 Constantius II38 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, (24mm, 5.55g, 12h)
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANH in ex
Antioch 132
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/21/17 at 18:59Mat: A lovely FH, very nice overall
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Domitian RIC-65228 viewsAR Denarius, 2.93g
Rome mint, 88-89 AD
RIC 652 (R2), BMC -, RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XVI COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from NumisCorner, August 2017.

Domitian was acquiring imperial acclamations at a rapid pace in late 88 due to intense military activity in Germania and Dacia. The coins record the successive acclamations quite meticulously. Here is a very rare coin dated with his 16th imperial acclamation. Domitian was awarded his 17th imperial acclamation by 7 November, so this coin was struck at some point before then, perhaps for just a few days judging by the rarity of the title. We do not know what long lost victory the 16th salutation was awarded for, all that remains are the coins recording it. A reverse die match with the BM specimen, perhaps further evidence of its rarity.

Struck in good metal and nicely centred.
1 commentsDavid Atherton09/21/17 at 07:19FlaviusDomitianus: Nice rarity!
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, FVNDATOR PACIS2 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 202 - 210AD
18.0mm 3.22gr
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: FVNDATOR PACIS; Severus standing left, togate and veiled, holding branch and scroll.
Rome Mint
RIC 265; Sear 1753 (2000 ed. = 6282); RSC 205; BMC 330.
Aorta: 766: B3, O81, R114, T181, M4.
Ken Dorney 132305983839
9/16/17 9/20/17
1 commentsNicholas Z09/21/17 at 06:29Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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1ab Marcus Licinius Crassus145 viewsFormed First Triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey in 60 BC, killed at Carrhae in Parthia in 53 BC.

Denarius, minted by son, P Licinius Crassus, ca 54 BC.
Bust of Venus, right, SC behind
Amazon with horse, P CRASSVS IMP.

These coins were probably minted to pay Crassus' army for the invasion of Parthia. The reverse figure is sometimes described as a warrior or Gaulish horseman, but this example clearly accords with those who identify the figure as a woman! Member of the first triumvirate, 59-53 BC.

Seaby, Licinia 18

Plutarch wrote of Crassus: People were wont to say that the many virtues of Crassus were darkened by the one vice of avarice, and indeed he seemed to have no other but that; for it being the most predominant, obscured others to which he was inclined. The arguments in proof of his avarice were the vastness of his estate, and the manner of raising it; for whereas at first he was not worth above three hundred talents, yet, though in the course of his political life he dedicated the tenth of all he had to Hercules, and feasted the people, and gave to every citizen corn enough to serve him three months, upon casting up his accounts, before he went upon his Parthian expedition, he found his possessions to amount to seven thousand one hundred talents; most of which, if we may scandal him with a truth, he got by fire and rapine, making his advantages of the public calamities. . . . Crassus, however, was very eager to be hospitable to strangers; he kept open house, and to his friends he would lend money without interest, but called it in precisely at the time; so that his kindness was often thought worse than the paying the interest would have been. His entertainments were, for the most part, plain and citizen-like, the company general and popular; good taste and kindness made them pleasanter than sumptuosity would have done. As for learning he chiefly cared for rhetoric, and what would be serviceable with large numbers; he became one of the best speakers at Rome, and by his pains and industry outdid the best natural orators. . . . Besides, the people were pleased with his courteous and unpretending salutations and greetings, for he never met any citizen however humble and low, but he returned him his salute by name. He was looked upon as a man well-read in history, and pretty well versed in Aristotle's philosophy. . . . Crassus was killed by a Parthian, called Pomaxathres; others say by a different man, and that Pomaxathres only cut off his head and right hand after he had fallen. But this is conjecture rather than certain knowledge, for those that were by had not leisure to observe particulars. . . .
2 commentsBlindado09/21/17 at 01:08Vincent: I like the pose of the horse, very lively.
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 862, Serdica, Bust-H (H2), -/-//KAΔ, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, #175 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 862, Serdica, Bust-H (H2), -/-//KAΔ, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, #1
avers:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Bust Type (H-H2), Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
revers:- S OL I INVIC T O, Sol faceing left in spred quadriga, rising right hand and holding whip in left hand.
exergo: -/-//KAΔ, no exergual line, diameter: 22,5-23,0mm, weight: 4,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Serdica, date: 277 A.D. by Pink or 280-81 A.D. by Gysen, ref: RIC V-II 862, p-112, 4th emission,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans09/20/17 at 13:15Canaan: Perfect!!!
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)20 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A K M IOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC EVC, laureate and draped bust right.
R: Alexandria standing left, facing, clothed in elephant hide, holding stalks in hand, vixellium in other, L-Δ in field.
Year 4 = 246-247 AD
23.5mm
13.9g
Alexandria 4853; Dattari 2725, Emmett # 3468


Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
3 commentsMat09/20/17 at 08:08Canaan: Great!
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)12 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVTOK K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
R: DHMAPX EZOVCIAC , Eagle standing right, head left with wreath in beak, S - C in field, A at upper right. MON VRB in exergue.
Rome Mint
27mm
12.06g
Prieur 305

Scarce with officina letter in reverse field.
3 commentsMat09/20/17 at 08:08Canaan: Very nice
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Gallienus - Pegasus Right19 viewsObverse:- [GALLIENV]SA[VG] , Head right cuirassed bust with radiate crown
Reverse:- [SOLICONS]AVG , Pegasus springing right
Exergue:- [A]
RIC 283 GOBL 712u CUNETIO ---- VENERA 3466

A badly conditioned coin, however the bust is rare for this type. There are two examples recorded with the cuirassed bust with both ties off the shoulder in Gobl for the Pegasus facing right type. However the picture is missing from the plate in table 20. Per page 186 in MIR the supposed picture should have come from the Venera hoard ref 3466. Fortunately it is pictured in the Venera Catalog itself. The Venera catalog lists the coin 3466 as having an N in the exergue, however Gobl seems to record it under the Officina A classification. Looking at the picture of coin 3466 it just looks like a double I. I think the Venera catalog description is incorrect since there are normally 3 I's that make up these crude N's and this is just an attempt at an A. Note in my gallery pictures I also have examples of Pegasus coins with officina marks that look like X H or II.

The style of this cuirassed bust is of interest too. The front part of the cuirass is split into two sections. You can just make out a dot in the right hand side of the upper section which make me think that there should be more dots in this section (perhaps 3). In the lower section there seems to be vertical lines. Occasionally I've seen a cuirassed bust with dots but none so far with vertical lines. Which does make me question/wonder if the bust should be classified as something else.
1 commentsnogoodnicksleft09/20/17 at 07:31B*Numis: Cmr 26k1 (3ex) - Gorgoneon bust
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Gallienus. 5 viewsCARIA, Antiochia ad Maeandrum. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Æ (36mm, 14.97 g, 12h). Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / Bridge spanning the Maeandrus river, with gateway surmounted by stork on left; to right, river-god Maeandrus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, and male figure standing left, holding walking stick(?). SNG München 92 var. (obv. legend, no figure to right of Maeandrus); SNG von Aulock 2431 var. (rev. signed by magistrate); McClean 8450 var. (no figure to right of Maeandrus); SNG Copenhagen –; Künker 288, lot 819. VF, earthen green patina, irregular flan. Rare variant.
1 commentsecoli09/20/17 at 06:56Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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EB0491 Caracalla, AE As8 viewsEB0491 Caracalla, AE As. 213 AD.
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
Reverse: P M TR P XVI IMP II COS IIII P P, SC below, Caracalla in slow quadriga, being crowned by Victory
References: RIC 506, Minted to commemorate Caracalla's assumption of his fourth Consulate in A.D. 213. Rare, historical.
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 7.778 grams
1 commentsEB09/20/17 at 06:40Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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965.8 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 123-24 AD Hadrian & Nike standing 6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5448 (this coin illustrated); Dattari-Savio Pl. 75, 7546 (this coin); Emmett 965.8

Issue L H = year 8

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. L Η
Emperor (Hadrian) standing facing, head l., holding sceptre; to r., Nike advancing l., holding wreath and palm-branch; to l., altar (?)

20.87 gr
33.5 mm
h

Note.
From the Dattari collection. Apparently unique
1 commentsokidoki09/20/17 at 06:40Randygeki(h2): Nice
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Denar, RIC 3, p.095, 517a - Faustina II, Venus 5 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, AD 147-150
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, Draped bust of Faustina II to right with band of pearls, her hair bound with pearls
Rev.: VENVS, Venus standing left, holding apple in her right hand and rudder set on dolphin, which coils around it
Ag, 3.52g
Ref.: RIC 517a, CRE 233 [C]
Ex Künker
1 commentsshanxi09/20/17 at 06:40Randygeki(h2): beautiful example.
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RIC 2, p.387, 398 - Sabina, Concordia seated 6 viewsSabina
AR Denarius, AD 128-136
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, Diademed and draped bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting elbow on figure of Spes; cornucopia below chair.
Ag, 3.39g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC 398, CRE 40 [C]
1 commentsshanxi09/20/17 at 04:05EB: Very nice, great portrait!
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GREEK, CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 510-500 BC. AR Incuse Nomos12 views8,03 g; 24 mm; 11 h
Phalanthos riding dolphin right, extending left arm, holding dolphin with right hand; crowning Nike to left; shell below
Rv. Incuse of obverse, but ethnic in relief.
HNItaly 826; Vlasto 68. The first issue of Tarentine coinage. Very rare. Lightly toned and in fine archaic style, extremely fine.
1 commentsLeo09/20/17 at 02:36Jay GT4: Wow. Stylistically it looks so different
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Syracuse, Reign of Dionysius I 14 views405-367 BC (struck circa 380 BC)
Æ Drachm (32mm, 30.12g)
O: Head of Athena left., wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with olive wreath; ΣYPA before.
R: Sea-star between two dolphins.
CNS II, 62-9; HGC 2, 1436; SNG ANS 455-469; Sear 1189 (Timoleon)
ex Saint Paul Antiques
3 commentsEnodia09/20/17 at 01:54Leo: Wow, nice.
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)20 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A K M IOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC EVC, laureate and draped bust right.
R: Alexandria standing left, facing, clothed in elephant hide, holding stalks in hand, vixellium in other, L-Δ in field.
Year 4 = 246-247 AD
23.5mm
13.9g
Alexandria 4853; Dattari 2725, Emmett # 3468


Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
3 commentsMat09/19/17 at 19:24Randygeki(h2): Nice score!
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RIC 3, p.276, 784 - Lucilla, Venus 5 viewsLucilla
AR-Denar, AD 161-169
Obv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Rev.: VENVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre
Ag, 3.40g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC 784, CRE 261 [C]
1 commentsshanxi09/19/17 at 16:00Mat: Nice example
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Vespasian-RIC-139625 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 1396 (R2), BMC 431, RSC 280b, RPC 806 (2 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory, advancing l., holding wreath in extended r. hand and palm curving up in l.
Acquired from Pars Coins, September 2017. Ex Hirsch 326, 16 February 2017, lot 1924. Ex Savoca Live Auction 9, 21 August, 2016, lot 532.

Ephesus struck a small issue of denarii for Vespasian between 69 and 74. The vast majority of these Ephesian denarii have a mintmark of one sort or another. Those without one are preciously rare.
The earliest and rarest are undated with no mint mark and were minted in late 69 or early 70. This unmarked type with Victory on the reverse has been a most elusive one to acquire! Very scarce in trade.

Struck in fine Ephesian style.
2 commentsDavid Atherton09/19/17 at 10:38Jay GT4: Lovely!
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Vespasian-RIC-139625 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 1396 (R2), BMC 431, RSC 280b, RPC 806 (2 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory, advancing l., holding wreath in extended r. hand and palm curving up in l.
Acquired from Pars Coins, September 2017. Ex Hirsch 326, 16 February 2017, lot 1924. Ex Savoca Live Auction 9, 21 August, 2016, lot 532.

Ephesus struck a small issue of denarii for Vespasian between 69 and 74. The vast majority of these Ephesian denarii have a mintmark of one sort or another. Those without one are preciously rare.
The earliest and rarest are undated with no mint mark and were minted in late 69 or early 70. This unmarked type with Victory on the reverse has been a most elusive one to acquire! Very scarce in trade.

Struck in fine Ephesian style.
2 commentsDavid Atherton09/19/17 at 10:04Nemonater: What a beauty, nice catch!
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5 views1 commentsAntonivs Protti09/19/17 at 07:25Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class A2-40b Follis, Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1813, Sommer-40.2.7)34 viewsObv: + EMMA NOVHΛ IC - XC.
Bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus. Cross on book of gospels; cross in each arm of gospel.

Rev: + IhSYS/ XRISTYS/ bASILEY/ bASILE.
Legend in four lines.
2 commentsSpongeBob09/19/17 at 01:00Sam: This is an amazing portrait of Christ, a superb ad...
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legionary X Denarius 1 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG X, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.8g, 17mm
Cr 544/24; Sydenham 1228; RSC 38
ex. Marti Classical Numismatics
1 commentsLegatus09/18/17 at 22:18Jay GT4: That's a great piece
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legionary XVIII LYBICAE Denarius 1 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG XVIII LYBICAE, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.5g, 18mm
Cr544/11, Syd 1240
ex. Marti Classical Numismatics
1 commentsLegatus09/18/17 at 22:18Jay GT4: Nice named legion
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Domitian RIC 5631 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 56 (R2), BMC p. 299 ‡, RSC 560a
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from eBay, September 2017.

Here is a rare Domitian 'PONT' denarius with the legend variant of DOMITIANVS fully spelled out. Denarii with 'PONT' instead of PM in the obverse legend come very early in the reign. Historically, PONT did not stand for Pontifex Maximus under Augustus, but did so under Nero (PONT was used after Nero was already Pontifex Maximus, BMC 9). It is possible Domitian followed Nero's example and used PONT as an abbreviation for Pontifex Maximus. Conversely, it is also possible he followed in Augustus' footsteps and used the temporary title 'PONT' until the ceremony electing him to the position was completed. We simply do not know. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. The office seems to have had no fixed date of appointment. Knowing how much of a stickler Domitian was to keeping to the proper forms, the mint likely waited until his election as Pontifex Maximus before the title was displayed on the coinage. Whether or not that title on the coinage after the election was abbreviated as 'PONT' for a brief time is a mystery.

Struck in fine early style with a well centred obverse.
6 commentsDavid Atherton09/18/17 at 16:13David Atherton: Thank you Curtis for the clear explanation of PONT...
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Probus8 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left, right hand raised, holding parazonium in left hand
ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding scepter, captive under horse.
Ex: XXIA
Siscia
RIC 632var.
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia09/18/17 at 12:31Barnaba6: Wonderful Coin Simon !!!
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)12 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVTOK K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
R: DHMAPX EZOVCIAC , Eagle standing right, head left with wreath in beak, S - C in field, A at upper right. MON VRB in exergue.
Rome Mint
27mm
12.06g
Prieur 305

Scarce with officina letter in reverse field.
3 commentsMat09/18/17 at 08:38Randygeki(h2): Nice find!
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) BIL Heavy Maiorina, Trier (RIC-214; RCV-18178)11 viewsObv: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
Rev: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO; Emperor standing left on galley steered by Victory seated in stern, confronting phoenix on globe held in right hand and grasping labarum marked with chi-rho in left; TRS in exergue

Ex-Bridgnorth Hoard
1 commentsSpongeBob09/18/17 at 08:37Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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Roman Imperial: Constans (337-350 CE) BI Centenionalis, Siscia (RIC-218c)18 viewsObv: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped bust of Constans left, holding globe in left hand
Rev: FEL • TEMP • REPA-RATIO; Soldier holding spear pointing upwards and leading barbarian right from hut under tree; BSISRM in exergue

ex-Bridgnorth Hoard
2 commentsSpongeBob09/18/17 at 08:37Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Heraclius AV Solidus of Carthage7 viewsHeraclius (AD 610-641) & Heraclius Constantine (AD 613-641). AV solidus
(4.46 gm). XF. Carthage, Indictional Year 9, 1st cycle (AD 620/1).
OBV: D N ЄRACLIO ЄT ЄRACOS P P Θ, facing busts of Heraclius, with short beard (on left) and Heraclius Constantine, smaller and beardless (on right), each wearing chlamys and crown, cross in field above
Rev: VICTORI-A AVGG Θ, cross potent on three steps; CONOB in exergue.
Sear 867. 
1 commentsorfew09/18/17 at 03:52Jay GT4: Getting gold fever!
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)12 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVTOK K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
R: DHMAPX EZOVCIAC , Eagle standing right, head left with wreath in beak, S - C in field, A at upper right. MON VRB in exergue.
Rome Mint
27mm
12.06g
Prieur 305

Scarce with officina letter in reverse field.
3 commentsMat09/18/17 at 03:51Jay GT4: Good eye
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Domitian RIC 5631 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 56 (R2), BMC p. 299 ‡, RSC 560a
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from eBay, September 2017.

Here is a rare Domitian 'PONT' denarius with the legend variant of DOMITIANVS fully spelled out. Denarii with 'PONT' instead of PM in the obverse legend come very early in the reign. Historically, PONT did not stand for Pontifex Maximus under Augustus, but did so under Nero (PONT was used after Nero was already Pontifex Maximus, BMC 9). It is possible Domitian followed Nero's example and used PONT as an abbreviation for Pontifex Maximus. Conversely, it is also possible he followed in Augustus' footsteps and used the temporary title 'PONT' until the ceremony electing him to the position was completed. We simply do not know. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. The office seems to have had no fixed date of appointment. Knowing how much of a stickler Domitian was to keeping to the proper forms, the mint likely waited until his election as Pontifex Maximus before the title was displayed on the coinage. Whether or not that title on the coinage after the election was abbreviated as 'PONT' for a brief time is a mystery.

Struck in fine early style with a well centred obverse.
6 commentsDavid Atherton09/17/17 at 19:36curtislclay: A very nice specimen from this rare issue! As to i...
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Domitian RIC 5631 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 56 (R2), BMC p. 299 ‡, RSC 560a
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from eBay, September 2017.

Here is a rare Domitian 'PONT' denarius with the legend variant of DOMITIANVS fully spelled out. Denarii with 'PONT' instead of PM in the obverse legend come very early in the reign. Historically, PONT did not stand for Pontifex Maximus under Augustus, but did so under Nero (PONT was used after Nero was already Pontifex Maximus, BMC 9). It is possible Domitian followed Nero's example and used PONT as an abbreviation for Pontifex Maximus. Conversely, it is also possible he followed in Augustus' footsteps and used the temporary title 'PONT' until the ceremony electing him to the position was completed. We simply do not know. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. The office seems to have had no fixed date of appointment. Knowing how much of a stickler Domitian was to keeping to the proper forms, the mint likely waited until his election as Pontifex Maximus before the title was displayed on the coinage. Whether or not that title on the coinage after the election was abbreviated as 'PONT' for a brief time is a mystery.

Struck in fine early style with a well centred obverse.
6 commentsDavid Atherton09/17/17 at 18:42quadrans: Great style , I like it..
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Sirmium, RIC VIII 044, 147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, Δ/-//--, •S•/-/A//ASIRM, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #121 viewsSirmium, RIC VIII 044, 147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, Δ/-//--, •S•/-/A//ASIRM, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #1
avers:- D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Cs1, D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "Δ" behind teh bust.
rever:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier standing left, knee raised, spearing a fallen horseman who is bare-headed. "•S•" in left field, "A" beneath horse.
exergo: Δ/-//--, •S•/-/A//ASIRM, diameter: 20,5-21,5mm, weight: 4,47g, axis:0h,
mint: Sirmium, 2nd. series(Δ behind teh bust), date: 351-53 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 044, p-387,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans09/17/17 at 08:14Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Faience Ushabti27 viewsBeautiful light turquoise faience.

Demotic Inscription on reverse. Basket over shoulder on reverse. Farming tools in hands.

64mm; 10.91g

c. 600 BC

Ex-Zurgieh
4 commentsJay GT409/16/17 at 20:49okidoki: Congrats jAY
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Carus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
DIVO CARO, radiate head right
CONSECRATIO; Eagle standing facing, with head left and wings open
Ex: KAA
Rome
RIC 47.
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia09/16/17 at 15:21Pharsalos: Superb example!
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2 viewsROMAN EMPIRE. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (3.97 gm; 26mm x 23mm). Rome mint. Struck 248 AD. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Antelope advancing left; VI in exergue. RIC IV 21; RSC 189. Secular games issue.1 commentspaul188809/16/17 at 15:19Pharsalos: Lovely example, sharp reverse of nice style.
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Sakastan, late 1st cent. BC - early 1st cent. AD, unknown ruler over Phraates IV5 viewsAR dr., 3,55gr, 19,25mm
Sellw. 91.12, Shore 472, Senior 1991 D;
mint: Margiane or Sogdiana, axis: 12h; Sakastan, AR dr., late 1. cent. BC - early 1. cent. AD, AR dr., 3,55gr, 19,25mm;
obv.: bare-headed bust of Phraates IV, left, (Sellw.52.19); diadem, knot, and 2 broad ribbons joined at the end; med.-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short pointed beard; royal wart; in upper right field eagle carrying wreath or diadem; on left shoulder oval countermark w/Eukratides style helmeted bust, right, surrounded by beads; host coin has BB 12 - 18h;
rev.: archer,right, on throne, w/bow and monogr. Π; 5 lines of corrupted ‘Greek’ legend visible;

ex: CNG Auction 398, #370.

1 commentsSchatz09/16/17 at 15:11Pharsalos: Very nice style countermark, interesting coin!
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Roman ring4 viewsA small iron Roman ring inset with carnelian intaglio of a helmeted bust of Roma, facing right.1 commentsmauseus09/16/17 at 11:20Jay GT4: I like this. Nice style
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Roman intaglio4 viewsA Roman citrine intaglio of Diana/Artemis standing left holding bow and withdrawing arrow from quiver.1 commentsmauseus09/16/17 at 11:20Jay GT4: Very nice
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, PM TR P XIII COS III PP1 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 205AD
18.5mm 3.70gr
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: PM TR P XIII COS III PP; Roma standing left, holding Victory and spear.
Rome Mint
RIC 197; RSC 470-1; BMC 474; Sear 6337.
Aorta: B3, O81, R250. No listing for a reverse type of this nature in Aorta.
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1 commentsNicholas Z09/16/17 at 06:25Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Florian (276 A.D.)21 viewsÆ(S) Antoninianus
O: IMP C M ANN FLORIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: PROVIDEN DEOR, Providentia standing right, holding two ensigns, facing Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe; star in lower centre,  mintmark –/–//KA(•)Γ(•).
Serdica Mint
22.6mm
3.56g
RIC 111, BNC p.408

http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/4480?idType=4480

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
3 commentsMat09/15/17 at 23:29Nicholas Z: Wow, tough emperor and in nice shape!
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Saloninus (258 - 260 A.D.)18 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: PO LI KORCA VALERIANOC K CEB, Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Eagle standing left, head turned, holding wreath, L Z(?) in fields. 
23.3mm
7.38g
Köln 3005; Dattari (Savio) 5377; K&G 93.8; Emmett 3776.7.
2 commentsMat09/15/17 at 23:28Nicholas Z: Very cool!
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' VIRTVS EXERCITVS ' - Unknown Eastern Mint #022 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus - Unknown Eastern mint. AD244.

obv: IMP C M JUL PHILIPPUS P F AUG PM - Radiate bust right.

rev: VIRTUS EXERCITUS - Virtus standing right holding spear and resting shield on ground.

4× grams
1 commentsrexesq09/15/17 at 19:14Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Constantine the Great - Jupiter standing5 viewsAncient Roman Empire, early 4th Century AD.
Emperor Constantine I the Great. AE Follis.
Sisica mint, 313 AD.
Latin titles;
obv:" IMP CONSTANTINUS P F AUG " - Laureate crowned bust of Constantine I right, draped and cuirassed.
rev:" IOVI CONSERVATORI AUGG NN " - Jupiter standing right, nude, holding Victory atop a globe in outstretched hand, and a sceptre in the other. Drapery over shoulder. Eagle with wreath in beak standing below.
mintmark: " SIS " below. Gamma in right field.
Weight: 3.4 grams, 24mm diameter.

*Extremely highly detailed reverse.*
3 commentsrexesq09/15/17 at 18:04Mat: Nice, I am doing Ok for the most part. And I have ...
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Constantine the Great - Jupiter standing5 viewsAncient Roman Empire, early 4th Century AD.
Emperor Constantine I the Great. AE Follis.
Sisica mint, 313 AD.
Latin titles;
obv:" IMP CONSTANTINUS P F AUG " - Laureate crowned bust of Constantine I right, draped and cuirassed.
rev:" IOVI CONSERVATORI AUGG NN " - Jupiter standing right, nude, holding Victory atop a globe in outstretched hand, and a sceptre in the other. Drapery over shoulder. Eagle with wreath in beak standing below.
mintmark: " SIS " below. Gamma in right field.
Weight: 3.4 grams, 24mm diameter.

*Extremely highly detailed reverse.*
3 commentsrexesq09/15/17 at 14:55rexesq: Thank you my friend!! I have a number of photos of...
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Philip I Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria2 viewsNGC Ancients = AU

Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
AR/BI Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria.
(Titles in Greek;)
obv: Radiate crowned bust left, cuirassed with Medusa Head on center of breastplate. Seen from the front.
rev: Eagle, head right, with wreath in beak, standing on city name. 'SC' below.
1 commentsrexesq09/15/17 at 14:20Mat: Nice portrait
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Constantine the Great - Jupiter standing5 viewsAncient Roman Empire, early 4th Century AD.
Emperor Constantine I the Great. AE Follis.
Sisica mint, 313 AD.
Latin titles;
obv:" IMP CONSTANTINUS P F AUG " - Laureate crowned bust of Constantine I right, draped and cuirassed.
rev:" IOVI CONSERVATORI AUGG NN " - Jupiter standing right, nude, holding Victory atop a globe in outstretched hand, and a sceptre in the other. Drapery over shoulder. Eagle with wreath in beak standing below.
mintmark: " SIS " below. Gamma in right field.
Weight: 3.4 grams, 24mm diameter.

*Extremely highly detailed reverse.*
3 commentsrexesq09/15/17 at 14:20Mat: Great reverse
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Phoenicia, Arados 85-84 B.C3 viewsAE 20.17mm (Thickness 2.61mm), weight 5.67g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, KN over ΠC above, Aradian era date 175 (POE) & Greek M with Phoenician letter beth (B) below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe09/14/17 at 17:22Canaan: Very nice one, especially the reverse, but picture...
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Domitian RIC 5631 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 56 (R2), BMC p. 299 ‡, RSC 560a
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from eBay, September 2017.

Here is a rare Domitian 'PONT' denarius with the legend variant of DOMITIANVS fully spelled out. Denarii with 'PONT' instead of PM in the obverse legend come very early in the reign. Historically, PONT did not stand for Pontifex Maximus under Augustus, but did so under Nero (PONT was used after Nero was already Pontifex Maximus, BMC 9). It is possible Domitian followed Nero's example and used PONT as an abbreviation for Pontifex Maximus. Conversely, it is also possible he followed in Augustus' footsteps and used the temporary title 'PONT' until the ceremony electing him to the position was completed. We simply do not know. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. The office seems to have had no fixed date of appointment. Knowing how much of a stickler Domitian was to keeping to the proper forms, the mint likely waited until his election as Pontifex Maximus before the title was displayed on the coinage. Whether or not that title on the coinage after the election was abbreviated as 'PONT' for a brief time is a mystery.

Struck in fine early style with a well centred obverse.
6 commentsDavid Atherton09/14/17 at 15:25OldMoney: Nice one!
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legionary Denarius6 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG XIV Legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.5g, 18mm
Cr544/29; Syd 1234
ex. Germania Inferior Numismatics
2 commentsLegatus09/14/17 at 15:17Callimachus: Beautiful coin.
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Domitian RIC 5631 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 56 (R2), BMC p. 299 ‡, RSC 560a
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from eBay, September 2017.

Here is a rare Domitian 'PONT' denarius with the legend variant of DOMITIANVS fully spelled out. Denarii with 'PONT' instead of PM in the obverse legend come very early in the reign. Historically, PONT did not stand for Pontifex Maximus under Augustus, but did so under Nero (PONT was used after Nero was already Pontifex Maximus, BMC 9). It is possible Domitian followed Nero's example and used PONT as an abbreviation for Pontifex Maximus. Conversely, it is also possible he followed in Augustus' footsteps and used the temporary title 'PONT' until the ceremony electing him to the position was completed. We simply do not know. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. The office seems to have had no fixed date of appointment. Knowing how much of a stickler Domitian was to keeping to the proper forms, the mint likely waited until his election as Pontifex Maximus before the title was displayed on the coinage. Whether or not that title on the coinage after the election was abbreviated as 'PONT' for a brief time is a mystery.

Struck in fine early style with a well centred obverse.
6 commentsDavid Atherton09/14/17 at 09:29FlaviusDomitianus: That's quite a find!
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Domitian RIC 5631 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 56 (R2), BMC p. 299 ‡, RSC 560a
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from eBay, September 2017.

Here is a rare Domitian 'PONT' denarius with the legend variant of DOMITIANVS fully spelled out. Denarii with 'PONT' instead of PM in the obverse legend come very early in the reign. Historically, PONT did not stand for Pontifex Maximus under Augustus, but did so under Nero (PONT was used after Nero was already Pontifex Maximus, BMC 9). It is possible Domitian followed Nero's example and used PONT as an abbreviation for Pontifex Maximus. Conversely, it is also possible he followed in Augustus' footsteps and used the temporary title 'PONT' until the ceremony electing him to the position was completed. We simply do not know. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. The office seems to have had no fixed date of appointment. Knowing how much of a stickler Domitian was to keeping to the proper forms, the mint likely waited until his election as Pontifex Maximus before the title was displayed on the coinage. Whether or not that title on the coinage after the election was abbreviated as 'PONT' for a brief time is a mystery.

Struck in fine early style with a well centred obverse.
6 commentsDavid Atherton09/14/17 at 09:00Jay GT4: Lovely style and a nice strike
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legionary Denarius6 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG XIV Legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.5g, 18mm
Cr544/29; Syd 1234
ex. Germania Inferior Numismatics
2 commentsLegatus09/14/17 at 02:53David Atherton: Sweet addition!
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Ionia, Kolophon: Anonymous (ca. 530-500 BCE) AR Twelfth Stater (Kim & Kroll p. 73; SNG Kayhan 342; SNG von Aulock 1808–9; SNG Berry 1039)6 viewsObv: Archaic head left
Rev: Rough incuse square


1 commentsQuant.Geek09/14/17 at 00:33Robert L3: Great coin!
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23i)2 viewsObv: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG; Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M; star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter below; CON in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/13/17 at 23:31Quant.Geek: Nice coin, but shows terrible in a picture
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Vespasian RIC-79434 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.36g
Rome mint, 75(?) AD
RIC 794 (C), BMC - , RSC 614
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm
Acquired from Traianvs Coins, September 2017.

Vespasian's moneyer's struck a great issue of undated quinarii in 75, possibly in conjunction with the opening of his Temple of Peace. Two standard Victory types (seated and advancing) were employed along with various variant legend spellings and orientations. The variations are: obverse legend - VESPASIANVS or less commonly VESPASIAN; reverse legend - AVGVSTI or less commonly AVGVST. The reverse legend can also either be oriented from low r. or high l. This coin is considered one of the more 'common' variants with VESPASIANVS in the obverse legend and AVGVSTI in the reverse, oriented from low r. Even so, it is a very rare piece, as are all Flavian quinarii compared with the denarii.

Struck on a large flan and in good mid-period style with the small portrait head.
4 commentsDavid Atherton09/13/17 at 06:17ancientdave: Great find!
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Cr. 344/2C, Republic, 150 BC, L. Titurius L.F. Sabinus9 viewsL. Titurius L.F. Sabinus
AR Denarius, 89 BC, Rome
Obv.: SABIN A PV, Head of King Tatius right, palm below chin
Rev.: Tarpeia facing between two soldiers, star and crescent
Ag, 17mm, 4g
Ref.: Crawford 344/2C, Sydenham 699a
Clashed dies. See the mirrored BIN from SABIN behind the leg of the right soldier
Ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli Collection
1 commentsshanxi09/12/17 at 18:02EB: Great coin!
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Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine. 610-641.10 viewsHeraclius, with Heraclius Constantine. 610-641. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.36 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 5th officina. Struck circa 616-625. Crowned and draped facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; cross above / Cross potent set on three steps; Є//CONOB. DOC 13d; MIB 11; SB 738. VF, minor deposits in devices, traces of underlying luster, areas of flat strike at periphery, reverse struck with worn die, lightly clipped.

Ex Artemide XLIV (12 December 2015), lot 317; CNG 405, lot 589.
1 commentsMolinari09/12/17 at 16:30orfew: Nice clear portraits. Great coin.
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Faustina Senior5 viewsDiva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. Æ Sestertius (33.5mm, 22.69 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 146-161. Draped bust right, wearing pearls bound on top of her head / AETERNITAS, S C in exergue, Faustina, holding scepter, seated right in carpentum drawn right by two elephants, which are ridden and led by mahouts. RIC III 1112 (Pius); Banti 26 (same dies as illustration). Fine, rough, green patina. Very rare with elephants right. Banti reports 13 examples with carpentum drawn left by two elephants, but only one example with carpentum drawn right.1 commentsecoli09/12/17 at 15:31shanxi: beautiful example
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Vespasian RIC-79434 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.36g
Rome mint, 75(?) AD
RIC 794 (C), BMC - , RSC 614
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm
Acquired from Traianvs Coins, September 2017.

Vespasian's moneyer's struck a great issue of undated quinarii in 75, possibly in conjunction with the opening of his Temple of Peace. Two standard Victory types (seated and advancing) were employed along with various variant legend spellings and orientations. The variations are: obverse legend - VESPASIANVS or less commonly VESPASIAN; reverse legend - AVGVSTI or less commonly AVGVST. The reverse legend can also either be oriented from low r. or high l. This coin is considered one of the more 'common' variants with VESPASIANVS in the obverse legend and AVGVSTI in the reverse, oriented from low r. Even so, it is a very rare piece, as are all Flavian quinarii compared with the denarii.

Struck on a large flan and in good mid-period style with the small portrait head.
4 commentsDavid Atherton09/12/17 at 13:53Jay GT4: So great
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Vespasian RIC-79434 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.36g
Rome mint, 75(?) AD
RIC 794 (C), BMC - , RSC 614
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm
Acquired from Traianvs Coins, September 2017.

Vespasian's moneyer's struck a great issue of undated quinarii in 75, possibly in conjunction with the opening of his Temple of Peace. Two standard Victory types (seated and advancing) were employed along with various variant legend spellings and orientations. The variations are: obverse legend - VESPASIANVS or less commonly VESPASIAN; reverse legend - AVGVSTI or less commonly AVGVST. The reverse legend can also either be oriented from low r. or high l. This coin is considered one of the more 'common' variants with VESPASIANVS in the obverse legend and AVGVSTI in the reverse, oriented from low r. Even so, it is a very rare piece, as are all Flavian quinarii compared with the denarii.

Struck on a large flan and in good mid-period style with the small portrait head.
4 commentsDavid Atherton09/12/17 at 12:28FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition.
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Vespasian RIC-79434 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.36g
Rome mint, 75(?) AD
RIC 794 (C), BMC - , RSC 614
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm
Acquired from Traianvs Coins, September 2017.

Vespasian's moneyer's struck a great issue of undated quinarii in 75, possibly in conjunction with the opening of his Temple of Peace. Two standard Victory types (seated and advancing) were employed along with various variant legend spellings and orientations. The variations are: obverse legend - VESPASIANVS or less commonly VESPASIAN; reverse legend - AVGVSTI or less commonly AVGVST. The reverse legend can also either be oriented from low r. or high l. This coin is considered one of the more 'common' variants with VESPASIANVS in the obverse legend and AVGVSTI in the reverse, oriented from low r. Even so, it is a very rare piece, as are all Flavian quinarii compared with the denarii.

Struck on a large flan and in good mid-period style with the small portrait head.
4 commentsDavid Atherton09/12/17 at 12:20okidoki:
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Roman, Postumus, herculean bust14 viewsA nice example of the famous herculean bust2 commentsSTEPHANE R09/12/17 at 12:04Barnaba6: Great bust! Congrats!
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 775 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs.
Minted in Cyzicus; (//*SMKE), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Cyzicus 77

4.93 gms. 21.81 mm. 0 degrees.

Double strike
1 commentsmaridvnvm09/12/17 at 07:47Randygeki(h2): A neat effect with the double strike
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176 - Julian II - AE3 - RIC VIII Arles 274 4 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN IVLIAN-VS NOB CAES, Bare headed draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spears a horseman on left, one hand holding the neck of the horse & the other back at his attacker
Minted in Arles (M // TCON), 6th November A.D. 355 - Spring A.D. 360
Reference(s) – RIC VIII Arles 274 (R)

2.37 gms. 19.94 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm09/12/17 at 07:47Randygeki(h2): Nice find!
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Aquileia 2283 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right;
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horsemanwears a pointed hat and reaches back towards the emperor but faces away!
Minted in Aquileia (* // dot AQS dot?).
Reference:- RIC VIII Aquileia 228 (C)

2.19 gms. 17.68 mm. 0 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm09/12/17 at 07:46Randygeki(h2): A great looking FH
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170 - Constantius II - AE2/3 - RIC VIII Siscia 3443 viewsAE2/3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bare headed and reaches back towards the emperor
Minted in Siscia (II | _ |// dot BSIS dot).
Reference:- RIC VIII Siscia 344 (C)

3.90 gms. 21.40 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm09/12/17 at 07:46Randygeki(h2): Nice
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170 - Constantius II - AE3/4 - RIC VIII VIII Alexandria 084 var3 viewsAE3/4
Obv:– D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right;
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bare headed and reaches back towards the emperor
Minted in Alexandria (M | _ // ALEA).
Reference:- RIC VIII Alexandria 84 var (84 wears cap)

2.74 gms. 16.63 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm09/12/17 at 07:45Randygeki(h2): Nice example. Still want one of these.
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Heraclea 0824 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed.
Minted in Heraclea (G | _ // SMHA).
Reference:- RIC VIII Heraclea 82 (C2)

5.79 gms. 23.54 mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm09/12/17 at 07:44Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Saloninus (258 - 260 A.D.)18 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: PO LI KORCA VALERIANOC K CEB, Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Eagle standing left, head turned, holding wreath, L Z(?) in fields. 
23.3mm
7.38g
Köln 3005; Dattari (Savio) 5377; K&G 93.8; Emmett 3776.7.
2 commentsMat09/12/17 at 07:07Randygeki(h2): Congrats Mat
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116 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Galley Eastern Mint10 viewsReference.
Strack *55; (for Roma mint RIC 352)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head and draped bust right

Rev. COS III (in ex)
Galley right with a hortator at stearn

2.89 gr
18 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki09/11/17 at 14:53Mat: Great coin, Eric, I like the style.
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2 Constantius II2 viewsConstantius II. AE3. Antioch. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left, holding labarum, two captives kneeling before him. Mintmark ANA. RIC VIII Antioch 1251 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/10/17 at 17:48maridvnvm: Nice one.
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 329 var 5 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NBO(sic) C, Bare headed draped & cuirassed bust right; A
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Siscia (III | * // BSIS)
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 329 var (would be C but obverse legend error)

5.16 gms. 23.42 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm09/10/17 at 10:48Randygeki(h2): Avery neat coin.Congrats
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B 059 Alexius I. Comnenus (1081-1118 A.D.), SB 1931, AE-Tetarteron, C/AΛ/Φ/Δ//--, Thessalonica, Jewelled cross, #236 viewsB 059 Alexius I. Comnenus (1081-1118 A.D.), SB 1931, AE-Tetarteron, C/AΛ/Φ/Δ//--, Thessalonica, Jewelled cross, #2
avers: TW KOMHN, Crowned facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding cross-tipped sceptre and cross on globe.
revers: Jewelled cross with globe at each end, X in centre, on two steps, C-Φ/AΛ-Δ in the corners, clockwise from top left.
exe: C/AΛ/Φ/Δ//--, diameter: 19,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,75g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 1931,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans09/09/17 at 21:01Simon: Nice one.
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Gallien - IOVI VICTORI7 viewsIMP GALLIENVS P AVG
IOVI VICTORI
Jupiter nu debout à gauche sur un cippe, tenant une victoriola de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche ; sur le cippe est inscrit en deux lignes : IMP/ C E S ("Imperator Cum Exercito Suo”, L'empereur avec son armée)
Cologne - 1ere Émission - phase b - septembre 256
Bourdel 205
Göbl 870d
Eauze 1466
Elmer 24
1 commentsPYL09/09/17 at 16:01Mat: Nice one!
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Syria, Antioch, RPC 4182, AR-Tetradrachm, Palm/H/IP//--, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt,35 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Syria, Antioch, RPC 4182, AR-Tetradrachm, Palm/H/IP//--, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt,
avers:- NEPΩNOΣ KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY, Laureate bust right, wearing aegis.
revers:- Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, palm branch before, H/IP behind.
exe: Palm/H/IP//--, diameter: 24,5-25,5mm, weight: 14,15g, axis: 1h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, date: Regnal year 8, Caesarian year 110 = 61/62 A.D., ref: RPC 4182,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans09/09/17 at 16:01Mat: Very nice Tet
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4 viewsMarcus Aurelius. Silver Denarius (3.62 g), as Caesar, AD 138-161. Rome, under Antoninus Pius, AD 148/9. AVRELIVS CA-ESAR AVG PII F, bare head of Marcus Aurelius right. Reverse: TR POT III COS II, Minerva standing right, holding inverted spear and grounded shield. RIC 444; BMC 683; RSC 618. Ex: Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin, October 1975, lot A-805.1 commentspaul188809/09/17 at 15:21Callimachus: nice portrait.
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176 - Julian II - AE3 - RIC VIII Alexandria 85 11 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N IVLIANVS NOB CAES, Bare headed draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spears a horseman on left, one hand holding the neck of the horse & the other back at his attacker
Minted in Alexandria (M | _ // ALED), 6th November A.D. 355 - 3rd November A.D. 361
Reference(s) – RIC VIII Alexandria 85 (S)
1 commentsmaridvnvm09/09/17 at 09:18Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Florian (276 A.D.)21 viewsÆ(S) Antoninianus
O: IMP C M ANN FLORIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: PROVIDEN DEOR, Providentia standing right, holding two ensigns, facing Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe; star in lower centre,  mintmark –/–//KA(•)Γ(•).
Serdica Mint
22.6mm
3.56g
RIC 111, BNC p.408

http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/4480?idType=4480

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
3 commentsMat09/09/17 at 06:56Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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Lucius Verus * Armenia - AR Denarius * 161-169 AD.117 views
Lucius Verus * Mourning Armenia - Silver Denarius

Obv: Bare head, right: L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Rev: Armenia seated on the ground left-facing, in attitude of mourning, weight placed on left arm, accoutered with bow and quiver, shield to front leaning and resting against raised right leg, vexillum behind: TRP III IMP II COS II

Exergue: ARMEN

Mint: Rome
Struck: 163 AD.

Size: 18 mm.
Weight: 3.3 gms.
Die axis: 180°

Condition: Superb! Near mint. Very clean with bright, silvery luster.

Refs:*
RSC 6
RIC III, 501
MIR 18, 62-14/10
Sear RCV 1537 (1988 ).
6 commentsTiathena09/09/17 at 01:31Vincent: Beautiful sharp details and style
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1930 ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1930 DOC 39 CLBC 2.4.6 6 views
OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 22.75

Weight 3.6mm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 5 examples with weights ranging from 2.05gm to 4.02gm and sizes ranging from 20mm to 22m

This coin has been clearly overstruck over an earlier follis. DOC also notes 3 out the five examples are also overstruck. I believe this issue was created quickly when a shortage of the new coinage occurred. It is difficult to find a clean strike of this
1 commentsSimon09/08/17 at 22:41Mat: beautiful coin
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class A2-40b Follis, Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1813, Sommer-40.2.7)34 viewsObv: + EMMA NOVHΛ IC - XC.
Bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus. Cross on book of gospels; cross in each arm of gospel.

Rev: + IhSYS/ XRISTYS/ bASILEY/ bASILE.
Legend in four lines.
2 commentsSpongeBob09/08/17 at 20:07Simon: Love this coin.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2297; DOC 147-50)17 viewsObv: The Archangel Michael standing facing, holding labarum and sword
Rev: Half-length facing figures of Michael, holding cruciform scepter, and St. Demetrius, holding spear, supporting staff surmounted by cross within circle between them
1 commentsSpongeBob09/08/17 at 20:02Simon: Wow that is delightful.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2282; Grierson-1357; Donald-Bendall C.22)13 viewsObv: Full length figure of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; rests left hand on shield
Rev: Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simple type and sagion; right hand holds labarum on long shaft; left hand holds anexikakia
1 commentsSpongeBob09/08/17 at 20:01Simon: Nice!
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282 CE) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2259; DOC 46-51; PCPC 20.1-3)4 viewsObv: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing; K across field
Rev: Archangel Michael presenting kneeling emperor to Christ seated left
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/08/17 at 20:00Simon: Wonderful strike of the rev.
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RIC 0469 Domitianus14 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P. Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : S-C in field; Domitian standing left, with spear; to left, German captive, kneeling right, presenting shield; in exergue, broken spear
AE/Sestertius (36.02 mm 26.15 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D.
RIC 469 (R), BMCRE 379, BNF 402.
Purchased from Sebastian Sänn on MA-Shops
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus09/08/17 at 18:46quadrans: Great coin
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06 Constantius II6 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed right/ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman,bearded, two braids, reaching, reaching back , Gamma left
CONS Gamma Star in ex
RIC 82 Var. (head gear)
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/08/17 at 18:34maridvnvm: Agreed. Nice.
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16 Constantius II imitation12 views Constantius II imitation
19mm
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Blundered legend pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right,
Blundered legend soldier spearing Horseman
AMB in ex
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/08/17 at 18:33maridvnvm: Simply great
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03 Constantius Gallus5 viewsDN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right,
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANBI in ex
Antioch 134
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/08/17 at 18:33maridvnvm: BI! great
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2 Constantius II2 viewsConstantius II
3.29g 20 mm
DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, laurel and rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding globe, N behind bust.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor holding standard with Chi-Rho on banner and resting hand on shield; in front of him two bound captives; left field N.
In ex. R dot Q
RIC VIII Rome 190
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/08/17 at 18:33maridvnvm: A nice rare one
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Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace (SNG Copenhagen 1153; Müller 76)18 viewsObv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Lion leaping right; below, kerykeion, monogram and spearhead
3 commentsQuant.Geek09/08/17 at 16:19okidoki: excellent
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RIC 0469 Domitianus14 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P. Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : S-C in field; Domitian standing left, with spear; to left, German captive, kneeling right, presenting shield; in exergue, broken spear
AE/Sestertius (36.02 mm 26.15 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D.
RIC 469 (R), BMCRE 379, BNF 402.
Purchased from Sebastian Sänn on MA-Shops
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus09/08/17 at 15:37Jay GT4: Fantastic!
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RIC 0469 Domitianus14 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P. Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : S-C in field; Domitian standing left, with spear; to left, German captive, kneeling right, presenting shield; in exergue, broken spear
AE/Sestertius (36.02 mm 26.15 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D.
RIC 469 (R), BMCRE 379, BNF 402.
Purchased from Sebastian Sänn on MA-Shops
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus09/08/17 at 14:16David Atherton: Pretty patina.
051p_Caracalla,_Syria,_Antioch,_AR-Tetradrachm,_Eagle,_Prieur_217,_McAlee_677,_Bellinger_18,_214-217-AD,_Q-001_5h_25,5mm_13,01g-s.jpg
Syria, Antioch, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Prieur 217, AR-Tetradrachm, ΔHMAPX•EX•YPA•TO•Δ, Eagle standing half left, #1 44 viewsSyria, Antioch, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Prieur 217, AR-Tetradrachm, ΔHMAPX•EX•YPA•TO•Δ, Eagle standing half left, #1
avers: AYT K•M•A• ANTΩNEINOC C EB, Laureate head right.
revers: ΔHMAPX•EX•YPA•TO•Δ, Eagle standing half left on the leg and thigh of sacrificial animal, head right, tail right, wreath in beak.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5 mm, weight: 13,01g, axis: 5h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, date: 214-217 A.D., ref: Prieur 217, McAlee 677, Bellinger 18,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans09/08/17 at 13:17Jay GT4: Nice one Q
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Roman, Postumus, herculean bust14 viewsA nice example of the famous herculean bust2 commentsSTEPHANE R09/08/17 at 06:29ickster: I agree, that's a wonderful bust.
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Syria, Antioch, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Prieur 217, AR-Tetradrachm, ΔHMAPX•EX•YPA•TO•Δ, Eagle standing half left, #1 44 viewsSyria, Antioch, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Prieur 217, AR-Tetradrachm, ΔHMAPX•EX•YPA•TO•Δ, Eagle standing half left, #1
avers: AYT K•M•A• ANTΩNEINOC C EB, Laureate head right.
revers: ΔHMAPX•EX•YPA•TO•Δ, Eagle standing half left on the leg and thigh of sacrificial animal, head right, tail right, wreath in beak.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5 mm, weight: 13,01g, axis: 5h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, date: 214-217 A.D., ref: Prieur 217, McAlee 677, Bellinger 18,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans09/07/17 at 21:13Mat: Nice looking tet
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Postumus4 viewsSuperb bust left, with features of Hercules1 commentsSTEPHANE R09/07/17 at 14:46Pharsalos: Amazing obverse!
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PROBUS RIC 845 B BUST OFFICINA 316 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT: 3,73 g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21,5-23mm
RIC: 845
COLLECTION NO. 1089
4 commentsBarnaba609/07/17 at 13:01David Atherton: Lovely coin!
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Roman, Victorinus, cuirassed bust left13 viewsFlawless and superb portrait of Victorinus2 commentsSTEPHANE R09/07/17 at 08:16quadrans: Nice bust ..
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Roman, Victorinus, cuirassed bust left13 viewsFlawless and superb portrait of Victorinus2 commentsSTEPHANE R09/07/17 at 04:32ickster: Wonderful portrait.
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Roman Empire, Postumus, previously unrecorded cuirassed bust10 viewsAn unique and previously unrecorded type for an antoninianus of Postumus.
The cuirassed bust devoid of any drapery is what makes this coin so unique.
Struck in january 268 for the Emperor's fourth consulate.
Wonderful portrait, of the finest style of the period.
1 commentsSTEPHANE R09/07/17 at 04:30ickster: Nice coin! Congrats.
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BYZANTINE, Maurice Tiberius, Theoupolis (Antioch), 582-602, AE Follis 291 views[D N M]AURI-C N P AUT Crowned bust of Maurice facing, bearing consular mantle, holding mappa in right hand and eagle tipped sceptre in left hand. / Large M flanked by A/N/N/O – X/III (regnal year 13 equivalent to 594/95 AD), cross above, Γ below, THEUP (Theoupolis) in exergue. Sear Byzantine 533; DO 161-73.
(28 mm, 11.75 g, 6h)
7 commentsLloyd T09/07/17 at 02:25Simon: Lovely coin.
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BYZANTINE, Nicephorus I (802-811) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1607)119 viewsObv: crowned busts facing of Nicephorus with short beard, on left and Stauracus, unbearded, on right, each wearing chlamys, cross between their heads
Rev: large M, XXX to left, cross above, NNN to right, A below
2 commentsSpongeBob09/07/17 at 02:24Simon: Very Nice !
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BYZANTINE, Maurice & Constantina, Follis struck at Cherson (582-602)14 viewsA l'avers DN mAVRIC PP AVG AVG l'empereur Maurice et l'impératrice Constantina debout de face, tous deux nimbés, Maurice tenant un globe crucigère et Constantina un long sceptre crucigère, Tous deux sont sur une estrade. Une croix entre l'empereur et l'impératrice.
Au revers Théodosius, fils de Maurice, debout de face, tenant une longue croix. A droite, la valeur H, une croix au dessus.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée, Ukraine)
11.87 g / 30 mm
Ref : Sear 607, MIBEC 157a1 - Sommer 7.108, DOC 303, Anokhin 320, Esty 17
1 commentséRIC_FR09/07/17 at 02:23Simon: Very Nice, Wow
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Crusaders . Principality of Antioch . Anonymous AE . Early 13th century AD6 viewsCrusaders . Principality of Antioch . Anonymous AE . Early 13th century AD
18mm ; 1,0g.
Obverse : Knight on horseback right, holding banner .
Reverse : Voided long cross pattée; A-N-T-O in quarters .
Slocum 108 ; Metcalf 483 ; Schlumberger Pl. III, 11 (knight on horseback riding left ) ; CCS 136 ( Levon II of Armenia 1198-1219)
Ex. Lanz
Very Rare .
1 commentsVladislav D09/07/17 at 02:18Simon: Another rare find, Nice!
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Crusaders .Principality of Antioch . Roger of Salerno, Regent (1112-1119), Æ Follis 5 viewsCrusaders .Principality of Antioch . Roger of Salerno, Regent (1112-1119), Æ Follis second type .
19mm / 4,14g.
Obverse : MH - OV.
The Virgin standing facing, orans.
Reverse : Legend in five lines.
KE BOH / ΘEITWCW / ΔOVλWP / OTSEPI / W.
CCS 8 ; Metcalf 89-94 ; Schlumberger Pl. II, 11
Ex. Lanz .
1 commentsVladislav D09/07/17 at 02:17Simon: Nice find. I have not seen one before. Congrats!
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RIC 1576 viewsRIC 157, Rome. Bust type G, (E1). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP PROBVS AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
REV.: ADVENTVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.

Mintmark: // R ჲ ς

3 commentsvrtsprb09/06/17 at 22:14vrtsprb: I think we are quite even, Barnaba.
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 862, Serdica, Bust-H (H2), -/-//KAΔ, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, #175 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 862, Serdica, Bust-H (H2), -/-//KAΔ, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, #1
avers:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Bust Type (H-H2), Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
revers:- S OL I INVIC T O, Sol faceing left in spred quadriga, rising right hand and holding whip in left hand.
exergo: -/-//KAΔ, no exergual line, diameter: 22,5-23,0mm, weight: 4,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Serdica, date: 277 A.D. by Pink or 280-81 A.D. by Gysen, ref: RIC V-II 862, p-112, 4th emission,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans09/06/17 at 21:56EB: Very nice!
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Roman Imperial: Aurelian (270-275 CE) Æ As, Rome (RIC V 80; BN 297-300)5 viewsObv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG; Severina and Aurelian standing vis-à-vis, clasping hands, Aurelian holding scepter; above, radiate and draped bust of Sol right

1 commentsQuant.Geek09/06/17 at 21:39Barnaba6: beautiful!
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RIC 1576 viewsRIC 157, Rome. Bust type G, (E1). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP PROBVS AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
REV.: ADVENTVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.

Mintmark: // R ჲ ς

3 commentsvrtsprb09/06/17 at 21:38Barnaba6: It was somewhat difficult to let go of this one :-...
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Parthian Empire: Vologases IV (147-191 CE) Æ Dichalkon, Seleukeia on the Tigris Mint (Sellwood 84.144; Shore 632)8 viewsObv: Diademed bust left, wearing tiara; date to left
Rev: Draped bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown; A to right
2 commentsQuant.Geek09/06/17 at 18:36quadrans: I agree nice coin ..
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Demetrius II First Reign 146-138 B.C.2 viewsDemetrius II First Reign 146-138 B.C. Ae 16.1mm. 3.20g. Obv: Head of Demetrius II r., diadem ends falling straight behind, dotted border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY / ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ, Nike l. extending wreath through epithet, no controll marks. S.C 1981.11 commentsddwau09/06/17 at 18:36quadrans: Nice coin
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2736A PAMPHYLIA, Side Hadrian Ae 24 Athena standing left4 viewsReference.
unpublished, new number RPC III 2736A.

Obv. [ ] [ ] ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС?
Laureate, draped, bust right

Rev. СΙΔΗΤωΝ
Athena standing facing, head left, holding palm frond and pomegranate.

8.80 gr
24 mm
12h

Note.
From the Steve Cooper Collection.
1 commentsokidoki09/06/17 at 18:35quadrans: Nice one..
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RIC 1576 viewsRIC 157, Rome. Bust type G, (E1). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP PROBVS AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
REV.: ADVENTVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.

Mintmark: // R ჲ ς

3 commentsvrtsprb09/06/17 at 18:33quadrans: Nice one..
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Ferdinand I (1526 - 1564 A.D.)93 viewsHungary Denar
1536
O: *FERDINAND·D·G·R·VNG·1536
R: *PATRONA·-·VNGARIE
15mm
0.6gms
Ref: Unger III:745.a/1536, Huszár: 935/1536, CNH III:40/1536,
4 commentsMat09/06/17 at 18:29quadrans: Nice coin, Ref: Unger III:745.a/1536, Huszár: 935/15...
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AIOLIS, ELAIA (350 - 300 B.C.)74 viewsÆ9
O: Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet.
R:Seed in olive wreath.
9mm
1.3g
SNG-Cop 169; VA 1605
2 commentsMat09/06/17 at 18:21quadrans: Nice one
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Florian (276 A.D.)21 viewsÆ(S) Antoninianus
O: IMP C M ANN FLORIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: PROVIDEN DEOR, Providentia standing right, holding two ensigns, facing Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe; star in lower centre,  mintmark –/–//KA(•)Γ(•).
Serdica Mint
22.6mm
3.56g
RIC 111, BNC p.408

http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/4480?idType=4480

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
3 commentsMat09/06/17 at 16:31quadrans: It's OK Mat..
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Julia Domna denarius, Hilaritas5 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna 193-217CE
Diameter: 18~19 mm, Weight: 3.12 grams, Die axis: 12h

Obverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA
Draped bust to right, hair in elaborate bun.

Reverse: HILARITAS
Hilaritas standing facing left, holding palm frond in right hand and cornucopiae in left.

Mint: Rome

Notes:
- Dates between 196 and 211 CE, during the reign of Septimius Severus

Ex Sphinx Numismatics 2017, ex CNG Triton XX, part of lot 614 (ex the A.K. Collection) 2017, Ex stock Münzen und Medaillen Basel 1965
1 commentsPharsalos09/06/17 at 09:13Randygeki(h2): Excellent example!
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Constans Centenionalis Fel Temp Reparatio Hut Cyzicus38 viewsAE Centenionalis
Constans, 337-350 CE
Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 4.20 grams

Obverse: D N CONSTANS PF AVG
Diadem, draped, and cuirassed bust to left, holding globe.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Helmeted and caped Soldier advancing right, dragging small child from hut beneath tree.

Mint: SMKA: Cyzicus

Notes:
- Exceptional strike and style for type; note the graded pearls on the diadem and the beautifully engraved cape over the soldier’s shoulder.
- ‘FELix TEMPorvm REPARATIO’ = Happy times restored.
- This type was issued at 13 different mints, each using a different tree, shrub or plant.

Ex Victor’s Imperial Coins, 2014
3 commentsPharsalos09/06/17 at 09:10Randygeki(h2): Very nice! An impressive reverse
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Constantius II Centenionalis Fel Temp Reparatio hut44 viewsAE Centenionalis
Constantius II, 337-361 CE
Diameter: 21 mm Weight: 3.97 grams

Obverse: D N CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Diadem, draped, and cuirassed bust to left, holding globe.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier advancing right, dragging young barbarian from hut beneath tree.

Mint: TRS: Trier, second mint house

Notes:
- ‘FELix TEMPorvm REPARATIO’ = Happy times restored.
- This type was issued at 13 different mints, each using a different tree, shrub or plant.
- The Fel Temp reform coinage began around 348 CE and initially had a target weight of 5.5 grams and a diameter of 23 mm, with a silver content of 2-3%. From circa 351 the series was gradually debased in both weight and size until it was finally discontinued circa 357 CE. The weight and diameter of this piece indicate it was struck between 351 and 354 CE.
- This coin has a deep glossy green patina; I guess it was found in a sealed container. Only the high points show wear suggesting contact with other coins in a sealed environment.

Ex Central City Coins Brisbane, 2002
3 commentsPharsalos09/06/17 at 09:09Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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RIC 6106 viewsRIC 610; Alföldi type 50, n° 2; Siscia. Bust type F, (B). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
REV.: P M TR P COS P P
Fides standing left between two ensigns.

Mintmark: // XXIV

Weight: ?
2 commentsvrtsprb09/06/17 at 08:46Pharsalos: Very eye catching, wonderful coin.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, Silver Antoninianus7 viewsStruck 213-217 AD, Rome mint, 23mm, 6.4g, RIC IV 311c, EF

OBVERSE: Radiate head of Caracalla, bearded, draped, cuirassed, right. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG[USTUS] GER[MANICUS] (Antoninus Pius, the Revered One, Conqueror of the Germans).

REVERSE: Goddess of love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity, and victory, Venus, draped, standing left, holding Victory in extended right hand and spear in left hand, leaning on shield set on helmet. VENUS VICTRIX (Venus Victorius).
2 commentsMichael H409/06/17 at 08:42Pharsalos: Awesome example.
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Sicily Syracuse Siculo Punic AR Tetradrachm circa 350-320 BC 27mm 17.26g 7h39 viewsWreathed head of Arethusa right,wearing triple - pendant earring and necklace,three dolpdins around in front nose to nose,behind the sign of Tanit.Rev horse right with palm tree behind,the horse left foreleg bent a vertical caduceus before.3 commentsGrant H09/06/17 at 08:39Pharsalos: Fantastic coin, love the details in the hair.
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Sicily Siculo Punic AR Tetradrachm circa320- 315 BC 26mm 17.35g 3h16 viewsHead of Persephone to left,wearing wreath of wheat leaves,triple pendent earring and pearl necklace,below her chin ,scallop shell,around her head four dolphins,one before her nose swimming downwards to right,the other three swimming to the left.Rev MMHNT people of the camp below horses head,head to left,date palm tree behind with two clusters of dates.
This is the exact same head as that of the Dekadrachms of Euainetos fame.
1 commentsGrant H09/06/17 at 08:30Pharsalos: Magnificent!
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3 Constans20 views
Billon centenionalis of Constans
Antioch, officina 3; 348-350 CE
4.4 g, 22 mm
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper left field, AN Gamma in ex
RIC VIII Antioch 128; LRBC 2615
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/06/17 at 08:26Pharsalos: Beautiful, detailed reverse.
RIC_862,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_AVG_(H),_S_OL_I_INVIC_T_O,_KADelta,_Serdica-4th-emission_277Pink-or-280-81Gysen-AD_Q-001_0h_22,5-23mm_4,25g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 862, Serdica, Bust-H (H2), -/-//KAΔ, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, #175 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 862, Serdica, Bust-H (H2), -/-//KAΔ, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, #1
avers:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Bust Type (H-H2), Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
revers:- S OL I INVIC T O, Sol faceing left in spred quadriga, rising right hand and holding whip in left hand.
exergo: -/-//KAΔ, no exergual line, diameter: 22,5-23,0mm, weight: 4,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Serdica, date: 277 A.D. by Pink or 280-81 A.D. by Gysen, ref: RIC V-II 862, p-112, 4th emission,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans09/06/17 at 08:20Pharsalos: Wonderful, artistic reverse die.
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Parthian Empire: Vologases IV (147-191 CE) Æ Dichalkon, Seleukeia on the Tigris Mint (Sellwood 84.144; Shore 632)8 viewsObv: Diademed bust left, wearing tiara; date to left
Rev: Draped bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown; A to right
2 commentsQuant.Geek09/06/17 at 00:55Robert L3: Excellent example of the type. Well done!
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Domitian RIC-59750 viewsAR Denarius, 2.60g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 597 (R2), BMC 133 var., RSC - (cf. 77a)
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Acquired from Michael Trenerry, August 2017.

An extremely rare example of the Saecular Games herald denarius with portrait head left. Probably the fifth recorded specimen. Obverse die match with the RIC plate coin.

Somewhat worn, but nicely centred and in fine style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton09/05/17 at 16:09quadrans: Hoops Great coin indeed
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Domitian RIC-59750 viewsAR Denarius, 2.60g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 597 (R2), BMC 133 var., RSC - (cf. 77a)
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Acquired from Michael Trenerry, August 2017.

An extremely rare example of the Saecular Games herald denarius with portrait head left. Probably the fifth recorded specimen. Obverse die match with the RIC plate coin.

Somewhat worn, but nicely centred and in fine style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton09/05/17 at 13:23Vincent: Nothing wrong with worn, beautiful and interesting...
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Domitian RIC-59750 viewsAR Denarius, 2.60g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 597 (R2), BMC 133 var., RSC - (cf. 77a)
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Acquired from Michael Trenerry, August 2017.

An extremely rare example of the Saecular Games herald denarius with portrait head left. Probably the fifth recorded specimen. Obverse die match with the RIC plate coin.

Somewhat worn, but nicely centred and in fine style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton09/05/17 at 13:22Mat: Nice addition
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Domitian RIC-59750 viewsAR Denarius, 2.60g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 597 (R2), BMC 133 var., RSC - (cf. 77a)
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Acquired from Michael Trenerry, August 2017.

An extremely rare example of the Saecular Games herald denarius with portrait head left. Probably the fifth recorded specimen. Obverse die match with the RIC plate coin.

Somewhat worn, but nicely centred and in fine style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton09/05/17 at 07:47FlaviusDomitianus: Nice catch. Same dies as mine, I think.
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Domitian RIC-59750 viewsAR Denarius, 2.60g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 597 (R2), BMC 133 var., RSC - (cf. 77a)
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Acquired from Michael Trenerry, August 2017.

An extremely rare example of the Saecular Games herald denarius with portrait head left. Probably the fifth recorded specimen. Obverse die match with the RIC plate coin.

Somewhat worn, but nicely centred and in fine style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton09/05/17 at 06:02ickster: This is a very nice find. Thanks for sharing. Cong...
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Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace (SNG Copenhagen 1153; Müller 76)18 viewsObv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Lion leaping right; below, kerykeion, monogram and spearhead
3 commentsQuant.Geek09/04/17 at 16:49quadrans: I agree nice coin ..
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PROBUS RIC 880 B BUST OFFICINA 3 IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG14 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT 3.91g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 880
COLLECTION NO. 72
EX S.L. COLLECTION
1 commentsBarnaba609/04/17 at 15:09vrtsprb: A truly pleasing coin with aegis fold on left shou...
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RIC 880v5 viewsRIC 880 variant, Serdica. Bust type H variant, (H). Denomination: Antoninianus.
Not listed for this bust type in RIC.

OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle.
REV.: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor galloping right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse.

Mintmark: // KA•Δ•

Weight: ?
Die axis: ?
Diameter: ?
1 commentsvrtsprb09/04/17 at 10:08Barnaba6: Great coin!
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ALFOLDI 026.12510 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: S//XXI
WEIGHT 3.69g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 650
ALFOLDI 026.125 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1074
2 commentsBarnaba609/04/17 at 07:50Barnaba6: I do not agree. To me it definitely looks more lik...
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ALFOLDI 026.0517 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T//XXI
WEIGHT 2.64g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC 651
ALFOLDI 026.051 (15 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1075
2 commentsBarnaba609/04/17 at 07:48Barnaba6: Thanks. I already corrected the attribution.
RIC_862,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_AVG_(H),_S_OL_I_INVIC_T_O,_KADelta,_Serdica-4th-emission_277Pink-or-280-81Gysen-AD_Q-001_0h_22,5-23mm_4,25g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 862, Serdica, Bust-H (H2), -/-//KAΔ, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, #175 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 862, Serdica, Bust-H (H2), -/-//KAΔ, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, #1
avers:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Bust Type (H-H2), Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
revers:- S OL I INVIC T O, Sol faceing left in spred quadriga, rising right hand and holding whip in left hand.
exergo: -/-//KAΔ, no exergual line, diameter: 22,5-23,0mm, weight: 4,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Serdica, date: 277 A.D. by Pink or 280-81 A.D. by Gysen, ref: RIC V-II 862, p-112, 4th emission,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans09/04/17 at 03:41ickster: Wonderful coin, especially the reverse!
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Pontos, Amisos: Time of Mithradates VI Eupator (ca. 100-85 BCE) AE Unit (RG 15; HGC 7, 237)6 viewsObv: Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev: AMIΣOY; Eagle, head right, with wings spread, standing left on thunderbolt; monogram to left
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/04/17 at 02:39ickster: Lovely patina.
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Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace (SNG Copenhagen 1153; Müller 76)18 viewsObv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Lion leaping right; below, kerykeion, monogram and spearhead
3 commentsQuant.Geek09/04/17 at 02:38ickster: Stunning!
78~1.jpg
ALFOLDI 026.12510 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: S//XXI
WEIGHT 3.69g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 650
ALFOLDI 026.125 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1074
2 commentsBarnaba609/03/17 at 04:54Teutoburgium: officinae letter looks more like like 'P' ...
79~1.jpg
ALFOLDI 026.0517 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T//XXI
WEIGHT 2.64g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC 651
ALFOLDI 026.051 (15 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1075
2 commentsBarnaba609/03/17 at 04:49Teutoburgium: this is Alfoldi 26/51 (15 ex,)
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ALFOLDI 014.001 CALLIOPE AVG RRR51 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CALLIOPE AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//-
WEIGHT 3.63g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: UNLISTED
ALFOLDI 014.001
COLLECTION NO. 42
8TH KNOWN CALLIOPE REVERSE IN THE WORLD
ARGUABLY THE MOST INTERESTING AND DESIRABLE ANTONINIAN OF ALL PROBUS' ANTONINIANI!!!
THE CROWN JEWEL OF MY COLLECTION
4 commentsBarnaba609/02/17 at 19:17vrtsprb: Even Missong didn't manage to acquire one of t...
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ALFOLDI 009.006 EXTREMELY RARE VARIANT WITHOUT MINTMARKS37 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//-
WEIGHT 3.63g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-22mm
RIC 632 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH NO MINTMARKS)
ALFOLDI 009.006 (1 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 980
NOTE: This is only the 4th specimen in the world known to me.
Extremely rare variant without any mintmarks. This coin is part of a true "adventvs" issue and was most likely distributed by the emperor himself upon entering the city of Siscia contrary to regular issues of coins with the adventvs reverse and mintmarks in the exergue, which often were struck long after the emperor had left the city. Attribution of coins without any mintmarks to a particular mint is done on the basis of careful analysis of the coin's style and lettering.
5 commentsBarnaba609/02/17 at 18:08Teutoburgium: Auction Solidus 15 2017 lot 360
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Salonina (254 - 268 A.D.)14 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: KOPNHΛIA CAΛWNEINA CEB. Diademed and draped bust right..
R: No legend. Eagle standing right, holding wreath in beak, palm above left; in right field, LIE (= regnal year 15 267-268 A.D).
Alexandria Mint
22mm
9.14g
Dattari; 5346, Milne; 4189, Curtis; 1642, BMC; 2280, Emmett 3854
2 commentsMat09/02/17 at 17:31Randygeki(h2): Nice Tet Mat
RIC_038,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_PROBVS_P_F_AVG,_MARS_VICTOR,_III,_Bust-F(A),_p-23,_Bast_194,_Lug_,_4th_em__3rd_off_,_277-AD,_Q-001_7h_23,0mm_4,13g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 038, Lugdunum, Bust F (B), -/-//III, MARS VICTOR, Mars walking right, 59 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 038, Lugdunum, Bust F (B), -/-//III, MARS VICTOR, Mars walking right,
avers: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (3,F/B),
revers: MARS VICTOR, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.
exerg: -/-//III, diameter: 23,0mm, weight: 4,13g, axis: 7h,
mint: Lugdunum, 4th. emiss, date: VI - XII 277 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 038, p-23, C-, Bastien 194,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans09/02/17 at 17:30Randygeki(h2): Excellent coin!
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Domitian as Caesar RIC-T51752 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.77g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC T517 (R), BMC T150, RSC 95, RPC 862 (6 spec.)
Obv: DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: DIVO VESP across field; Altar shrine
Acquired from NumisCorner, July 2017.

A fairly scarce Domitian Caesar cistophorus struck under Titus. The reverse honours the divine Vespasian and shows what catalogues have traditionally called a 'large altar' - in fact what the reverse depicts is a shrine in the shape of an altar. The doors, columns, and steps are strong evidence that what we are seeing is a building and not an altar. How the shrine related to the Temple of the Divine Vespasian is unknown.

Struck in good metal and fine Roman style.
9 commentsDavid Atherton09/02/17 at 08:45maridvnvm: Oh wow.
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Domitian as Caesar RIC-T51752 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.77g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC T517 (R), BMC T150, RSC 95, RPC 862 (6 spec.)
Obv: DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: DIVO VESP across field; Altar shrine
Acquired from NumisCorner, July 2017.

A fairly scarce Domitian Caesar cistophorus struck under Titus. The reverse honours the divine Vespasian and shows what catalogues have traditionally called a 'large altar' - in fact what the reverse depicts is a shrine in the shape of an altar. The doors, columns, and steps are strong evidence that what we are seeing is a building and not an altar. How the shrine related to the Temple of the Divine Vespasian is unknown.

Struck in good metal and fine Roman style.
9 commentsDavid Atherton09/02/17 at 08:22quadrans: Yes, great coin ...
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08 Constantius II4 viewsConstantius II.
Æ-2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / FEL TEMP RE-PARTIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, three braids, reaching , SMH Delta in ex., Gamma in left field

RIC VIII 82 Heraclea
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/02/17 at 07:49quadrans: It is OK Randy..
IMG_3137.JPG
06 Constantius II6 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed right/ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman,bearded, two braids, reaching, reaching back , Gamma left
CONS Gamma Star in ex
RIC 82 Var. (head gear)
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/02/17 at 07:49quadrans: Nice one..
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Salonina (254 - 268 A.D.)14 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: KOPNHΛIA CAΛWNEINA CEB. Diademed and draped bust right..
R: No legend. Eagle standing right, holding wreath in beak, palm above left; in right field, LIE (= regnal year 15 267-268 A.D).
Alexandria Mint
22mm
9.14g
Dattari; 5346, Milne; 4189, Curtis; 1642, BMC; 2280, Emmett 3854
2 commentsMat09/02/17 at 06:48quadrans: Nice..
RIC_158,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_PROBVS_P_F_AVG_(F),_ADVEN_TVS_AVG,_R-Thunderbolt-Z,_Roma,_6th-em,_281-AD,_Q-001_6h_21-21,5mm_4,44g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 158, Rome, Bust-F, -/-//R thunderbolt Z, ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, 60 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 158, Rome, Bust-F, -/-//R thunderbolt Z, ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left,
avers:- PRO BVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.(,F)
revers:- ADVEN TVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exerg: -/-//R thunderbolt Z, diameter: 21,0-21,5mm, weight:4,44g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 281 A.D., 6th. emission, ref: RIC V-II 158, p-35,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans09/01/17 at 19:33Canaan: Great details and silvering
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Probus59 viewsAntoninianus
OV: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back.
Leg: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
RV: Concordia standing left, holding two ensigns.
Leg: CONCORDIA EXERCIT
Ex: VITI
Ticinum
RIC 313
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia09/01/17 at 19:21vrtsprb: A very difficult to obtain coin. Congrats!
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06 Constantius II6 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed right/ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman,bearded, two braids, reaching, reaching back , Gamma left
CONS Gamma Star in ex
RIC 82 Var. (head gear)
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/01/17 at 13:04Mat: Nice portrait with some silvering left.
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Domitian RIC-59945 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.61g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 599 (C2), BMC 134, RSC 78
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Ex CNG E404, 23 August 2017, lot 504. Ex Helios 1, 17 April 2008, lot 248 (The Frank L. Kovacs Collection).

Unusually, this quinarius lacks the de rigueur Victory on the reverse, instead we have an interesting historical type of a Herald announcing Domitian's Ludi Saeculares. This was the only saeculum type struck on his quinarii. The games were held in 88 following the Augustan cycle. Presumably this piece was struck for commemorative purposes in conjunction with the games. RIC places the frequency rating for this type as 'very common' (C2), however, this seems a bit over generous. Perhaps a rating of 'common' (C) would be more appropriate. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes the frequency discrepancy, citing C. Clay's concern that only nineteen specimens are in King's survey of Roman quinarii.

A lovely piece with dark toning and fine style.
8 commentsDavid Atherton08/31/17 at 16:15okidoki: very nice details and looks
D599.jpg
Domitian RIC-59945 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.61g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 599 (C2), BMC 134, RSC 78
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Ex CNG E404, 23 August 2017, lot 504. Ex Helios 1, 17 April 2008, lot 248 (The Frank L. Kovacs Collection).

Unusually, this quinarius lacks the de rigueur Victory on the reverse, instead we have an interesting historical type of a Herald announcing Domitian's Ludi Saeculares. This was the only saeculum type struck on his quinarii. The games were held in 88 following the Augustan cycle. Presumably this piece was struck for commemorative purposes in conjunction with the games. RIC places the frequency rating for this type as 'very common' (C2), however, this seems a bit over generous. Perhaps a rating of 'common' (C) would be more appropriate. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes the frequency discrepancy, citing C. Clay's concern that only nineteen specimens are in King's survey of Roman quinarii.

A lovely piece with dark toning and fine style.
8 commentsDavid Atherton08/31/17 at 07:14ancientdave: Excellent find!
Marcus_Antonius_CHORTIS_SPECVLATORVM.jpg
MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legionary Denarius 5 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: CHORTIS SPECVLATORVM, three legionary standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.52g, 18.mm
Cr544/12; Syd 1214
ex. Marti Classical Numismatics
3 commentsLegatus08/30/17 at 21:36David Atherton: Wonderful!
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
Domitian denarius RIC 59129 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)
8 commentsJay GT408/30/17 at 21:26David Atherton: Stylish and rare. congrats!
Marcus_Antonius_CHORTIS_SPECVLATORVM.jpg
MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legionary Denarius 5 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: CHORTIS SPECVLATORVM, three legionary standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.52g, 18.mm
Cr544/12; Syd 1214
ex. Marti Classical Numismatics
3 commentsLegatus08/30/17 at 19:46ickster: Very nice find! Many are the hunt for an example s...
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
Domitian denarius RIC 59129 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)
8 commentsJay GT408/30/17 at 08:43Randygeki(h2): Great coin
TB_4.jpg
Phoenicia, Arados 172-109 B.C7 viewsAR 17.14mm (Thickness 2.15mm), weight 3.87g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), Drachm (Fourrée).

Obverse: Bee with straight wings, letters B (beta) & P (rho) in left field - representing era date (?), monogram A in right.

Reverse: ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ, Stag standing right with palm tree behind.
2 commentsMartin Rowe08/30/17 at 07:25Canaan: On my wish list, a great one.
Marcus_Antonius_CHORTIS_SPECVLATORVM.jpg
MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legionary Denarius 5 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: CHORTIS SPECVLATORVM, three legionary standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.52g, 18.mm
Cr544/12; Syd 1214
ex. Marti Classical Numismatics
3 commentsLegatus08/30/17 at 07:24Canaan: That is a great coin.
TB_4.jpg
Phoenicia, Arados 172-109 B.C7 viewsAR 17.14mm (Thickness 2.15mm), weight 3.87g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), Drachm (Fourrée).

Obverse: Bee with straight wings, letters B (beta) & P (rho) in left field - representing era date (?), monogram A in right.

Reverse: ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ, Stag standing right with palm tree behind.
2 commentsMartin Rowe08/30/17 at 06:19quadrans: Nice one
RIC_715_A_042_No_125,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_P_AVG(G_or_E1),_PAX_AVGVSTI,_XXIVI,_5th__em__Siscia,_278_AD_3R_Q-001_0h_21-21,5mm_3,71g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 715, Siscia, PAX AVGVSTI, Bust-G (E1), -/-//XXIVI, Pax standing left,76 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 715, Siscia, PAX AVGVSTI, Bust-G (E1), -/-//XXIVI, Pax standing left,
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (G) (Bastien:E1)
revers: PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//XXIVI, diameter: 21,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,71g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 5th. em., 6th. off., date: 278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 715, p-93, Alföldi 042 No 125,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/30/17 at 00:57Nicholas Z: Quite the lovely coin Quadrans! Great portrait an...
T388aa.jpg
Julia Titi RIC T38835 viewsAR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T388 (C2), BMC T142, RSC 14
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r., hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVGVST; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2017.

The most 'common' variant of Julia Titi's Venus denarii. However, I think RIC's frequency rating of 'C2' overstates the case. The same reverse type is also shared with Titus. Stylistic note - many of Julia's portraits have the facial features of either Titus or Domitian Caesar, this example is no exception.

Struck on a large flan in decent style.

8 commentsDavid Atherton08/30/17 at 00:55Nicholas Z: Very nice David. I haven't gotten that far "b...
RIC_817_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0817 Vespasianus93 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M T P P P COS VI, Laureate head right
Rev: S C (in exergue), The temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus: Hexastyle temple within which, statue of Jupiter seated facing flanked by statues of Juno and Minerva standing facing; on either side of the temple, a statue. The pediment is decorated with statues of the Capitoline Triad and other figures; roof surmounted by quadriga on top, and eagles on either side.
AE/Sestertius (33.19 mm 24.39 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 75 A.D.
RIC 817 (R3, same obverse die), BMCRE-BNF unisted
ex N.A.C. Auction 100 part 2 lot 1810
8 commentsFlaviusDomitianus08/29/17 at 20:30imperator: wow/ finaly a fare winner
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
Domitian denarius RIC 59129 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 20:15quadrans: Congratulation, nice find ..
D599.jpg
Domitian RIC-59945 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.61g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 599 (C2), BMC 134, RSC 78
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Ex CNG E404, 23 August 2017, lot 504. Ex Helios 1, 17 April 2008, lot 248 (The Frank L. Kovacs Collection).

Unusually, this quinarius lacks the de rigueur Victory on the reverse, instead we have an interesting historical type of a Herald announcing Domitian's Ludi Saeculares. This was the only saeculum type struck on his quinarii. The games were held in 88 following the Augustan cycle. Presumably this piece was struck for commemorative purposes in conjunction with the games. RIC places the frequency rating for this type as 'very common' (C2), however, this seems a bit over generous. Perhaps a rating of 'common' (C) would be more appropriate. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes the frequency discrepancy, citing C. Clay's concern that only nineteen specimens are in King's survey of Roman quinarii.

A lovely piece with dark toning and fine style.
8 commentsDavid Atherton08/29/17 at 19:57quadrans: Nice small piece..
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
Domitian denarius RIC 59129 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 19:23Sam: Great addition.
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
Domitian denarius RIC 59129 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 19:08curtislclay: IMP XV is a rare acclamation for Domitian, apparen...
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
Domitian denarius RIC 59129 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 19:07Nemonater: Great portrait indeed! Nice catch!
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
Domitian denarius RIC 59129 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 19:00ickster: Nice portrait. It's always nice to find your c...
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
Domitian denarius RIC 59129 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 18:48Canaan: A very nice and rare one congrats
D599.jpg
Domitian RIC-59945 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.61g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 599 (C2), BMC 134, RSC 78
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Ex CNG E404, 23 August 2017, lot 504. Ex Helios 1, 17 April 2008, lot 248 (The Frank L. Kovacs Collection).

Unusually, this quinarius lacks the de rigueur Victory on the reverse, instead we have an interesting historical type of a Herald announcing Domitian's Ludi Saeculares. This was the only saeculum type struck on his quinarii. The games were held in 88 following the Augustan cycle. Presumably this piece was struck for commemorative purposes in conjunction with the games. RIC places the frequency rating for this type as 'very common' (C2), however, this seems a bit over generous. Perhaps a rating of 'common' (C) would be more appropriate. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes the frequency discrepancy, citing C. Clay's concern that only nineteen specimens are in King's survey of Roman quinarii.

A lovely piece with dark toning and fine style.
8 commentsDavid Atherton08/29/17 at 13:26orfew: Nice catch David
07244p00.jpg
Probus21 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
CLEMENTIA TEMP; Emperor standing right, holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding scepter. (crescent in center field)
Ex: KA
Siscia
RIC 645 var.
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/29/17 at 12:34Barnaba6: I couldn't agree more with Grzegorz What I...
02486p00.jpg
Probus12 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back.
IOVI CONSERVAT; Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.
Ex: TTI
Ticinum
RIC 315
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/29/17 at 12:32Barnaba6: Nice! Congrats!
D599.jpg
Domitian RIC-59945 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.61g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 599 (C2), BMC 134, RSC 78
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Ex CNG E404, 23 August 2017, lot 504. Ex Helios 1, 17 April 2008, lot 248 (The Frank L. Kovacs Collection).

Unusually, this quinarius lacks the de rigueur Victory on the reverse, instead we have an interesting historical type of a Herald announcing Domitian's Ludi Saeculares. This was the only saeculum type struck on his quinarii. The games were held in 88 following the Augustan cycle. Presumably this piece was struck for commemorative purposes in conjunction with the games. RIC places the frequency rating for this type as 'very common' (C2), however, this seems a bit over generous. Perhaps a rating of 'common' (C) would be more appropriate. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes the frequency discrepancy, citing C. Clay's concern that only nineteen specimens are in King's survey of Roman quinarii.

A lovely piece with dark toning and fine style.
8 commentsDavid Atherton08/29/17 at 11:49FlaviusDomitianus: Nice find, different dies than mine.
D599.jpg
Domitian RIC-59945 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.61g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 599 (C2), BMC 134, RSC 78
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Ex CNG E404, 23 August 2017, lot 504. Ex Helios 1, 17 April 2008, lot 248 (The Frank L. Kovacs Collection).

Unusually, this quinarius lacks the de rigueur Victory on the reverse, instead we have an interesting historical type of a Herald announcing Domitian's Ludi Saeculares. This was the only saeculum type struck on his quinarii. The games were held in 88 following the Augustan cycle. Presumably this piece was struck for commemorative purposes in conjunction with the games. RIC places the frequency rating for this type as 'very common' (C2), however, this seems a bit over generous. Perhaps a rating of 'common' (C) would be more appropriate. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes the frequency discrepancy, citing C. Clay's concern that only nineteen specimens are in King's survey of Roman quinarii.

A lovely piece with dark toning and fine style.
8 commentsDavid Atherton08/29/17 at 11:27Canaan: Great example of the type, i love it!!!
Roman.jpg
2 views1 commentsddwau08/29/17 at 11:19Jay GT4: Nice one! I have similar
D599.jpg
Domitian RIC-59945 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.61g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 599 (C2), BMC 134, RSC 78
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Ex CNG E404, 23 August 2017, lot 504. Ex Helios 1, 17 April 2008, lot 248 (The Frank L. Kovacs Collection).

Unusually, this quinarius lacks the de rigueur Victory on the reverse, instead we have an interesting historical type of a Herald announcing Domitian's Ludi Saeculares. This was the only saeculum type struck on his quinarii. The games were held in 88 following the Augustan cycle. Presumably this piece was struck for commemorative purposes in conjunction with the games. RIC places the frequency rating for this type as 'very common' (C2), however, this seems a bit over generous. Perhaps a rating of 'common' (C) would be more appropriate. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes the frequency discrepancy, citing C. Clay's concern that only nineteen specimens are in King's survey of Roman quinarii.

A lovely piece with dark toning and fine style.
8 commentsDavid Atherton08/29/17 at 11:17Jay GT4: Tough coin to find
D599.jpg
Domitian RIC-59945 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.61g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 599 (C2), BMC 134, RSC 78
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Ex CNG E404, 23 August 2017, lot 504. Ex Helios 1, 17 April 2008, lot 248 (The Frank L. Kovacs Collection).

Unusually, this quinarius lacks the de rigueur Victory on the reverse, instead we have an interesting historical type of a Herald announcing Domitian's Ludi Saeculares. This was the only saeculum type struck on his quinarii. The games were held in 88 following the Augustan cycle. Presumably this piece was struck for commemorative purposes in conjunction with the games. RIC places the frequency rating for this type as 'very common' (C2), however, this seems a bit over generous. Perhaps a rating of 'common' (C) would be more appropriate. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes the frequency discrepancy, citing C. Clay's concern that only nineteen specimens are in King's survey of Roman quinarii.

A lovely piece with dark toning and fine style.
8 commentsDavid Atherton08/29/17 at 10:57Sam: Nice and artistic reverse . Great addition to our ...
CONSTANTIUS_II_189.jpg
CONSTANTIUS II, RIC VIII 189d Thessalonica18 viewsObverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG. Pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bare headed and reaching backwards. Delta in left field.
SMTS in ex. Thessalonica 17.1 mm diam. 2.6 g.
1 commentsNORMAN K08/29/17 at 09:56Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
RIC_715_A_042_No_125,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_P_AVG(G_or_E1),_PAX_AVGVSTI,_XXIVI,_5th__em__Siscia,_278_AD_3R_Q-001_0h_21-21,5mm_3,71g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 715, Siscia, PAX AVGVSTI, Bust-G (E1), -/-//XXIVI, Pax standing left,76 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 715, Siscia, PAX AVGVSTI, Bust-G (E1), -/-//XXIVI, Pax standing left,
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (G) (Bastien:E1)
revers: PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//XXIVI, diameter: 21,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,71g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 5th. em., 6th. off., date: 278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 715, p-93, Alföldi 042 No 125,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/29/17 at 08:04Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
Barbar-_Q-010-s.jpg
Barbarous Imitation, FEL TEMP REPARATIO type, #0179 viewsBarbarous Imitation, FEL TEMP REPARATIO type, #01
avers:-Confused legends, Pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right,
revers:- Confused legends, ,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: , date: , ref: ,,
Q-010
1 commentsquadrans08/29/17 at 08:02Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
5213_5214.jpg
Julia Domna, Denarius, PVDICITIA5 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna
Born circa 170AD - Died 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: 196 - 202AD
18.0mm 3.90gr
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: PVDICITIA; Pudicitia veiled, seated left, right hand on breast, left at side of chair.
Laodicea ad Mare Mint
RIC IV Laodicea 644; Sear 6602; RSC 168.
Aorta: 127: B6, O2, R84, T102, M3.
Victor Clark/Victor's Imperial Coins
8/23/17 8/28/17
1 commentsNicholas Z08/29/17 at 05:53ickster: Nice example!
1090.jpg
PROBUS RIC 845 B BUST OFFICINA 316 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT: 3,73 g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21,5-23mm
RIC: 845
COLLECTION NO. 1089
4 commentsBarnaba608/29/17 at 05:44vrtsprb: It was somewhat difficult to let go of this coin!
IMG_3124.JPG
Trilobite 8 viewsOrder: Asaphida
Superfamily: Asaphoidea
Family: Asaphidae
Species: Homotelus bromidensis
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/29/17 at 04:52NORMAN K: Really nice. I used to have a nice one but my son...
07244p00.jpg
Probus21 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
CLEMENTIA TEMP; Emperor standing right, holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding scepter. (crescent in center field)
Ex: KA
Siscia
RIC 645 var.
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/29/17 at 03:30vrtsprb: Those KA marked coins of Siscia are always special...
02486p00.jpg
Probus12 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back.
IOVI CONSERVAT; Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.
Ex: TTI
Ticinum
RIC 315
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/29/17 at 03:29vrtsprb: Congratulations! Coins from first emission of Tici...
2560128.jpg
6 views1 commentsGrant H08/28/17 at 16:15Canaan: Great coin!!
02912e00.jpg
Probus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II; Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
FIDES MILIT; Fides standing left, with two ensigns.
Ex: VIXXT
Ticinum
RIC 367 var. (not listed with this bust type)
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/28/17 at 12:48Barnaba6: I agree with Martin. It is only the second specime...
RIC_360_112_Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-PROBVS-P-F-AVG-(F)_FELICITAS-SEC_SXXT_p-56_Ticinum_4th-em-278-AD-err-coin-Q-001_0h_24,5mm_3,75g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 360, Ticinum, FELICITAS SEC, Bust-F, -/-//SXXT, Felicitas standing left, Legend error, double struck! #159 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 360, Ticinum, FELICITAS SEC, Bust-F, -/-//SXXT, Felicitas standing left, Legend error, double struck! #1
avers:- IMP C PROBVS(VS) P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (3,F)(Legend error, but double struck!).
revers:- FELICIT(IT)AS SEC, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.(Legend error, but double struck!).
exerg: -/-//SXXT, diameter: 24,5mm, weight: 3,75g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 4th emision of Ticinum, date: 278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 360, p-56,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/28/17 at 12:40Barnaba6: very interesting !
02901e00.jpg
Probus12 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated with a scene of emperor on horse riding right in front of soldiers carrying shields.
ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre, captive under horse.
Ex: XXIB
Siscia
RIC 634
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/28/17 at 12:37Barnaba6: very nice!
00990c00.jpg
Tacitus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right, holding spear over shoulder.
CONCORD MILIT; Concordia and emperor clasping hands.
Ex: Q
Siscia
RIC-; BNC p.376; RIC temp# 3808 (1ex.)
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/28/17 at 12:37Barnaba6: Great bust and extremely rare. Congrats !
00987c00.jpg
Aurelianus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right, holding spear and shield in front.
IOVI CONSER; Jupiter and emperor clasping hands.
Ex: S
Serdica
RIC 260; RIC temp #2581
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/28/17 at 12:36Barnaba6: Great bust!
05483p00.jpg
Probus11 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS III; Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle.
VIRTVS AVG; Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear and leaning on shield.
Ex: QXXT
Ticinum
RIC 443
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/28/17 at 12:35Barnaba6: Nice
Barbar-Fel-Temp-Rep-FH-type_Q-039_6h_15-16mm_1,84g-s.jpg
Barbarous Imitation, FEL TEMP REPARATIO type, #3962 viewsBarbarous Imitation, FEL TEMP REPARATIO type, #39
avers:- Confused legends, Pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right,
revers:- Confused legends, ,
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 15-16 mm, weight: 1,84 g, axes:6h,
mint: , date: , ref: ,
Q-039
2 commentsquadrans08/28/17 at 09:34Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
041_Commodus_(177-192_A_D_),_AE-23_IY-K_A_AYP-KOMMODOC_MAPKIANOPOLEITON_Markianopolis_Q-001_2h_22,5mm_6,87ga-s~0.jpg
041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Moesia, Markianopolis, Moushmov 366, AE-23, MAPKIANO ΠOΛEIΤΩΝ, Tyche standing left,56 views041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Moesia, Markianopolis, Moushmov 366, AE-23, MAPKIANO ΠOΛEIΤΩΝ, Tyche standing left,
avers:- AY-K•Λ•AYP-KOMOΔOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- MAPKIANO-ΠO-ΛEIΤΩΝ, Tyche Euposia standing left, holding a ship's rudder and a cornucopiae and infant in crook of left arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 6,87g, axis:2h,
mint: Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, date: A.D., ref: Moushmov 366, Pick (AMNG) 541, Varbanov (engl) I.-709, Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. ???,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/27/17 at 20:36quadrans: Thanks
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Octavian AR Denarius. Rome.48 viewsBare head of Octavian right / Arch surmounted by facing Quadriga bearing Octavian.
aF.
Ref; RSC I: 123.

8 commentsSam08/27/17 at 17:14Sam: Thank you dear friend Alex , I will add the ref., ...
041_Commodus_(177-192_A_D_),_AE-23_IY-K_A_AYP-KOMMODOC_MAPKIANOPOLEITON_Markianopolis_Q-001_2h_22,5mm_6,87ga-s~0.jpg
041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Moesia, Markianopolis, Moushmov 366, AE-23, MAPKIANO ΠOΛEIΤΩΝ, Tyche standing left,56 views041bp Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), Moesia, Markianopolis, Moushmov 366, AE-23, MAPKIANO ΠOΛEIΤΩΝ, Tyche standing left,
avers:- AY-K•Λ•AYP-KOMOΔOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- MAPKIANO-ΠO-ΛEIΤΩΝ, Tyche Euposia standing left, holding a ship's rudder and a cornucopiae and infant in crook of left arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 6,87g, axis:2h,
mint: Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, date: A.D., ref: Moushmov 366, Pick (AMNG) 541, Varbanov (engl) I.-709, Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. ???,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/27/17 at 13:49archivum: Tyche Euposia -- note infant in crook of left arm!
RIC_185_112_Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-PROBVS-AVG_ROMAE-AETER_R-crescent-E_Bust-H_RIC-185-p-37_Rome-_282-AD_Q-001_11h_22,0-23,0mm_3,86g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 185, Rome, ROMAE AETER, Bust-H, Roma seated in temple,60 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 185, Rome, ROMAE AETER, Bust-H, Roma seated in temple,
avers:- IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H)
revers:- ROMAE AETER, Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//R crescent E, diameter: 22,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,86g, axes: 11h,
mint: Rome, 4th. emission, date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 185, p-37,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans08/27/17 at 09:17Canaan: Very nice one, especially the reverse, and great s...
RIC_508_112_Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-PROBVS-AVG_MART-I-PACIF_I_Q-XXI_RIC-508_p-71_Ticinum-9th-emission_281-AD_Q-002_6h_22,0-24,5mm_4,19g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 508, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-H, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #261 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 508, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-H, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #2
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H)
revers: MART I PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield.
exerg: I/-//QXXI, diameter: 22,0-24,5mm, weight: 4,19g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 9th-emission, date: 281A.D., ref: RIC V-II 508, p-71 ,
Q-002
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("I") of Ticinum.
2 commentsquadrans08/27/17 at 09:16Canaan: Great coin and the silvering is almost intact
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Trilobite 8 viewsOrder: Asaphida
Superfamily: Asaphoidea
Family: Asaphidae
Species: Homotelus bromidensis
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/27/17 at 06:39quadrans: Ohh, very nice
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Roman Republic, Q. Antonius Balbus, 83 B.C.E.13 viewsSilver denarius serratus, SRCV I 279, Sydenham 742, Crawford 364/1, RSC 1 Antonia.
Obverse - Laureate head of Jupiter right, S C behind.
Reverse - Victory in a quadriga wreath in right and reigns and palm fond in left, C below horses< Q ANTO BALB / PR in ex. (ANT and AL in monogram)
Rome mint 20.1 mm diam.
1 commentsNORMAN K08/27/17 at 06:37Randygeki(h2): Nice
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Roman Empire, Domitian silver denarius5 views Silver denarius, RIC II, part 1, 788 (C2)
RSC II 293; Hunter I 92; BMCRE II p.231, bNF III 207 EF, Rome mint, weight 3.27g,
maximum diameter 19.0mm, die axis 180o, 14 SEP 95 - 13 SEP 96 CE.;
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, laureate head right;
Reverse: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on Columna Rostrata,
wearing helmet and aegis, brandishing javelin in right hand, shield in left hand,
owl at feet on right; rare;
Forum SH85108
2 commentsNORMAN K08/27/17 at 06:37Randygeki(h2): Awesome example!
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Alexander tetradrachm Price 320315 viewsDamaskos issue, 330-323 bc forepart of ram to the left, pellet between struts of throne, ΔA below. 1 commentsChance Vandal08/26/17 at 15:23Callimachus: Nice coin.
IMG_3117.JPG
16 Constantius II imitation12 views Constantius II imitation
19mm
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Blundered legend pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right,
Blundered legend soldier spearing Horseman
AMB in ex
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/26/17 at 13:13Mat: Great score
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Tacitus5 viewsAE-Abschlag of a Binio
IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
CONSERVAT AVG; Sol galloping left in Quadriga, holding whip.
Ex: VOT X
Cyzicus
RIC - ; RIC temp n°4005var. for the Binio (same reverse die)

1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/26/17 at 12:02NORMAN K: nice coin
IMG_3099.JPG
3 Constans20 views
Billon centenionalis of Constans
Antioch, officina 3; 348-350 CE
4.4 g, 22 mm
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper left field, AN Gamma in ex
RIC VIII Antioch 128; LRBC 2615
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/26/17 at 12:01NORMAN K: Great coin.
IMG_3117.JPG
16 Constantius II imitation12 views Constantius II imitation
19mm
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Blundered legend pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right,
Blundered legend soldier spearing Horseman
AMB in ex
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/26/17 at 11:58NORMAN K: great detail on the reverse. nice
Mysia,_Pergamon__AE-17_ca_200-0_BC_SNG_Cop_360_Q-001_0h_17mm_5,06g-s.jpg
Mysia, Pergamon, (200-0 B.C.), AE-17, SNG Cop-360, ΠERΓAMH, Nike walking right,347 viewsMysia, Pergamon, (200-0 B.C.), AE-17, SNG Cop-360, ΠERΓAMH, Nike walking right,
avers: Helmeted head of Athena right, with Owl countermark.
revers: ΠERΓAMH, Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm branch.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 5,06g, axes: 0h,
mint: Mysia, Pergamon,
date: 200-0 B.C., ref: SNG Cop-360, Weber 5182-5183, BMC 135-138, Sear Greek 3974,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans08/26/17 at 11:56NORMAN K: counter-marks certainly make the coin more interes...
Mysia,_Pergamon__Asklepios_AE-18___SNG_France_1803_SNGvA_1372,_BMC-page-129_158__after_133-BC_Q-001_11h_17,5-18mm_6,00g-s.jpg
Mysia, Pergamon, (200-0 B.C.), AE-18, SNG France 1803, AΣKΛHΠIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, Serpent entwined around omphalos,138 viewsMysia, Pergamon, (200-0 B.C.), AE-18, SNG France 1803, AΣKΛHΠIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, Serpent entwined around omphalos,
avers: Laureate head of Asklepios right.
revers: AΣKΛHΠIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, Serpent entwined around omphalos.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 6,00g, axes: 11h,
mint: Mysia, Pergamon, date: after 133 B.C., ref: SNG France 1803, SNGvA 1372, BMC Mysia p-129, 158,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/26/17 at 11:54NORMAN K: beautiful patina good strike and well centered. gr...
MYSIA,_Kyzikos,_002_Augustus_(27_BC-14_AD),AE-16_Bare_head_right_K-Y-Z-I,Torch_within_wreath,_RPC-I-2244,_BMC-210__Q-001_1h_15-16mm_2,59ga-s~0.jpg
Mysia, Kyzikos, 002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), AE-16, RPC I 2244, K-Y/Z-I, Torch, all within wreath, Rare ! 59 viewsMysia, Kyzikos, 002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), AE-16, RPC I 2244, K-Y/Z-I, Torch, all within wreath, Rare !
avers:- No legend, bare head right, border of dots.
revers:- K-Y Z-I in two lines to left and right of torch, all within wreath of corn-ears.
exe: K-Y/Z-I//--, diameter: 15-16mm, weight: 2,59g, axis: 1h,
mint: Mysia, Kyzikos, 002 Augustus, date: 63 B.C.-14 A.D., ref: RPC I 2244, SNG Tübingen 2277, BMC 210, SNG France 621, SNG von Aulock 7368,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/26/17 at 11:52NORMAN K: interesting coin. nice.
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Sirmium, RIC VIII 052, 147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/-//BSIRM•, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #259 viewsSirmium, RIC VIII 052, 147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/-//BSIRM•, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #2
avers:- D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Cs1, D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rever:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman, shield on ground at right, (reaching type).
exergo: -/-//BSIRM•, diameter: 17,0-18,3mm, weight:2,33g, axis:6h,
mint: Sirmium, date: 351-53 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 052, p-388,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans08/26/17 at 10:16Randygeki(h2): Nice!
IMG_3117.JPG
16 Constantius II imitation12 views Constantius II imitation
19mm
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Blundered legend pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right,
Blundered legend soldier spearing Horseman
AMB in ex
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/26/17 at 09:11quadrans: Interesting coin, nice condition..
RIC_185_112_Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-PROBVS-AVG_ROMAE-AETER_R-crescent-E_Bust-H_RIC-185-p-37_Rome-_282-AD_Q-001_11h_22,0-23,0mm_3,86g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 185, Rome, ROMAE AETER, Bust-H, Roma seated in temple,60 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 185, Rome, ROMAE AETER, Bust-H, Roma seated in temple,
avers:- IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H)
revers:- ROMAE AETER, Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//R crescent E, diameter: 22,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,86g, axes: 11h,
mint: Rome, 4th. emission, date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 185, p-37,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans08/26/17 at 06:42Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Dupondius 117 AD Concordia16 viewsReference.
RIC 538b; C. 260; BMC 1107; Strack 502

Obv. IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER
Radiate, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS P P S C
Concordia enthroned facing left, holding patera in right hand, left elbow resting on small statue of Spes on small column, cornucopiae below throne.

12.31gr
28 mm
12h

Note.
CNG Sale 11/09.
From the Estate Collection of Dr. Richard Doty
4 commentsokidoki08/26/17 at 06:42Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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SILVER OBOL OF AIOLIS KYME FROM 480 - 450 BC .4 viewsOBVERSE – Head of Eagle Right, KY below
REVERSE – Incuse square punch
9.8 MM AND 1.01 GRAMS.
CNG E-218, lot 216
1 commentsCanaan08/26/17 at 06:41Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Clodius Albinus (193 - 195 A.D.)16 viewsAR Denarius
O: D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right.
R: PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left holding wand over globe and sceptre.
Rome Mint
2.95g
19mm
RIC IV 1(c), BMCRE V 42, Cohen III 55, SRCV II
2 commentsMat08/26/17 at 06:41Randygeki(h2): Cool addition Mat
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EB0466 Lucillia16 viewsLucillia (wife of Lucius Verus), AE Sestertius
Obverse: Draped bust R. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI
Reverse: Pietas stdg. L before altar PIETAS SC
Diameter: 30.5mm, Weight: 26.2 grams
3 commentsEB08/26/17 at 06:41Randygeki(h2): beautiful coin
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EB0439 Antoninus Pius17 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE Sestertius, 152-153 AD
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI, laureate head right
Reverse: SALVS AVG COS IIII S-C, Salus standing feeding snake arising from altar
References: RIC 906, Cohen 732, BMC 1925
Diameter: 33mm, Weight: 22.6 grams
1 commentsEB08/26/17 at 06:40Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
IMG_3099.JPG
3 Constans20 views
Billon centenionalis of Constans
Antioch, officina 3; 348-350 CE
4.4 g, 22 mm
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper left field, AN Gamma in ex
RIC VIII Antioch 128; LRBC 2615
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/25/17 at 14:57EB: Beautiful!
IMG_3099.JPG
3 Constans20 views
Billon centenionalis of Constans
Antioch, officina 3; 348-350 CE
4.4 g, 22 mm
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper left field, AN Gamma in ex
RIC VIII Antioch 128; LRBC 2615
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/25/17 at 13:24Mat: A beautiful coin all around.
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Julia Titi RIC T38835 viewsAR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T388 (C2), BMC T142, RSC 14
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r., hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVGVST; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2017.

The most 'common' variant of Julia Titi's Venus denarii. However, I think RIC's frequency rating of 'C2' overstates the case. The same reverse type is also shared with Titus. Stylistic note - many of Julia's portraits have the facial features of either Titus or Domitian Caesar, this example is no exception.

Struck on a large flan in decent style.

8 commentsDavid Atherton08/25/17 at 13:23Vincent: Boy, was she pretty!
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21. Eanred.20 viewsAE sceat or styca, ca 810-841.
Obverse: +ERANREDEX (retrograde).
Reverse: +FORDRED / cross.
Moneyer: Fordred.
1.23 gm., 12 mm.

North #186; Seaby #864 (old #860).
1 commentsCallimachus08/25/17 at 10:43Droger: Nice, uncommon obverse for Eanred
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3 Constans20 views
Billon centenionalis of Constans
Antioch, officina 3; 348-350 CE
4.4 g, 22 mm
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper left field, AN Gamma in ex
RIC VIII Antioch 128; LRBC 2615
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/25/17 at 10:26Canaan: Very nice one, especially the reverse
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RIC 4808 viewsRIC 480, Ticinum. Bust type H, (H2). Denomination: Antoninianus.
This coin is part of the EQVITI series of Ticinum.

OBV.: IMP C PROBVS AVG
Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre.

REV.: CONCORD MILIT
Concordia, draped, standing left, holding standard in each hand.

Mintmark: In left field E // PXXI

EQVITI

Weight: ?
2 commentsvrtsprb08/25/17 at 10:15maridvnvm: I love the coded coins.
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RIC 79914 viewsRIC 799; Alföldi type 88, n° 4; Siscia. Bust type G, (E1). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Pseudo-Corinthian helmet.
Pointed spear. Shield bordered with rivets and studded.
Lorica hamata.
REV.: VICTORIAE AVG
Two Victories standing face to face, clasping hands before palm-tree.

Mintmark: // KAQ

Weight: ?
Die axis: ?
Diameter: ?
4 commentsvrtsprb08/25/17 at 10:15maridvnvm: Absolutely wonderful example of a very rare type.
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RIC 7807 viewsRIC 780, Siscia. Bust type G, (E1). Denomination: antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
REV.: SOLI INVICTO
Sol in spread quadriga, holding globe & whip.

Mintmark: // XXIV

Diameter: 22 mm.
Weight: 4.13 g.

2 commentsvrtsprb08/25/17 at 10:13maridvnvm: A great reverse. I love the clouds....
RIC_V-II_261F,_Carinus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_CARINVS_P_F_AVG,_LAETITIA_FVND,_KAGamma,_p_5th_em-Rome_284-AD_Q-001_0h_21,5-24,0mm_4,27g-s.jpg
115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 261F, Rome, -/-//KAΓ, LAETITIA FVND, Laetitia standing left,79 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 261F, Rome, -/-//KAΓ, LAETITIA FVND, Laetitia standing left,
avers:- IMP CARINVS P F AVG , Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- LAETITIA FVND, Laetitia standing left holding rudder.
exerg: -/-//KAΓ, diameter: 21,5-24,0mm, weight:4,27g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rome, 5th emission, date: 284 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 261F, p-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/25/17 at 10:11maridvnvm: A great coin.
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Maximianus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust with spear and shield to left.
PAX AVGG; Minerva stg. left holding olive branch and leaning on shield and spear; C in left field.
Ex: Thunderbolt
Lugdunum
RIC.404;B. supp 2/498 pl. XXII (2 ex.)
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/25/17 at 10:10maridvnvm: A great example of this very rare bust type.
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Probus14 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to left, holding spear and shield.
VIRTVS AVG; Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear and leaning on shield.
Ex: QXXT
Ticinum
RIC 437var.
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/25/17 at 10:10maridvnvm: A very elegant bust.
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Probus13 viewsAE-reduced Sestertius or As
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust to left, holding spear over right shoulder.
VICTORIA GERM; Victory holding wreath and palm, advancing right between two captives
Ex: -
Rome
RIC -- ;
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/25/17 at 10:10maridvnvm: Wow. Simply Wow.
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Probus21 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis, seen from back.
PROVIDENT AVG; Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
Ex: SXXT
Ticinum
RIC 399var.
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/25/17 at 10:09maridvnvm: A lovely heroic bust.
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Maximianus4 views1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/25/17 at 10:09maridvnvm: Wow. A scarcer bust with a rare reverse. Fantastic...
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Julia Titi RIC T38835 viewsAR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T388 (C2), BMC T142, RSC 14
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r., hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVGVST; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2017.

The most 'common' variant of Julia Titi's Venus denarii. However, I think RIC's frequency rating of 'C2' overstates the case. The same reverse type is also shared with Titus. Stylistic note - many of Julia's portraits have the facial features of either Titus or Domitian Caesar, this example is no exception.

Struck on a large flan in decent style.

8 commentsDavid Atherton08/25/17 at 10:08maridvnvm: A very nice addition indeed.
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Probus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II; Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
FIDES MILIT; Fides standing left, with two ensigns.
Ex: VIXXT
Ticinum
RIC 367 var. (not listed with this bust type)
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/25/17 at 10:07maridvnvm: A really rare bust for this mint.
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Probus12 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front.
ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
Ex: RΔ
Rome
RIC 160
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/25/17 at 10:07maridvnvm: I love the issue 2 coinage of Rome. Great example.
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Carus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG: Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust to right.
VICTORIA AVGG; Victory stg. left on globe between two capives, holding wreath and palm branch; A in left field.
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC -; B.474 pl. IL (11 ex.)
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/25/17 at 10:06maridvnvm: A wonderful example with a rare bust.
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 508, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-H, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #261 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 508, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-H, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #2
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H)
revers: MART I PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield.
exerg: I/-//QXXI, diameter: 22,0-24,5mm, weight: 4,19g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 9th-emission, date: 281A.D., ref: RIC V-II 508, p-71 ,
Q-002
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("I") of Ticinum.
2 commentsquadrans08/25/17 at 10:04maridvnvm: Superb.
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 185, Rome, ROMAE AETER, Bust-H, Roma seated in temple,60 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 185, Rome, ROMAE AETER, Bust-H, Roma seated in temple,
avers:- IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H)
revers:- ROMAE AETER, Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//R crescent E, diameter: 22,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,86g, axes: 11h,
mint: Rome, 4th. emission, date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 185, p-37,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans08/25/17 at 10:03maridvnvm: A fantastic quality item.
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3 Constans20 views
Billon centenionalis of Constans
Antioch, officina 3; 348-350 CE
4.4 g, 22 mm
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper left field, AN Gamma in ex
RIC VIII Antioch 128; LRBC 2615
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/25/17 at 10:03maridvnvm: What a wonderful coin. A fantastic reverse. Great ...
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0181, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Salus standing left, #162 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0181, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Salus standing left, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, Laureate bearded head right.
revers:- COS IIII, Salus standing left, holding rudder attached to globe and patera over altar sacrificing by feeding rising snake.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,19g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-149 A.D., ref: RIC III 181 p-48, RSC 281, BMC 670,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/25/17 at 09:13Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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Numerianus5 viewsAE-Denarius or Abschlag of an Aureus
IMP NVMERIANVS AVG; Laureate and draped bust to right.
PAX AVGG; Pax running left, holding branch and scepter.
Ex: -
Rome
RIC 431
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/24/17 at 22:38quadrans: Great coin
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Caabria Tarentum AR Stater circa 333-332 BC 21mm 7.82g 12 h9 viewsWarrior preparing to cast spear held in right hand,holding two spears and shield in left,on horse rearing right,eight rayed star on hind leg.Rev Taras holding kantharos in extended right hand,cradling trident in left arm,astride dolphin leftAP to left below small dolphin.
Vlasto 602,SNG ANS 995,HN Italy 937.
2 commentsGrant H08/24/17 at 20:47Shanna Schmidt: I recognize this
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 450-440 BC 25 mm 1723 g 9h Jenkins group 4 [O66/R133,342. 4?,SNG ANS 63,SNG Lockett 771,Gulbenkian 197,Dewing 603,25 viewsQuadriga driven slowly to right by bearded charioteer,above Nike flying right to crown the horses,in exergue palmette with tendrils.Rev Forepart of man-headed bull to right,within compass drawn circle around edge of die.2 commentsGrant H08/24/17 at 20:46Shanna Schmidt: Really nice!
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0181, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Salus standing left, #162 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0181, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Salus standing left, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, Laureate bearded head right.
revers:- COS IIII, Salus standing left, holding rudder attached to globe and patera over altar sacrificing by feeding rising snake.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,19g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-149 A.D., ref: RIC III 181 p-48, RSC 281, BMC 670,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/24/17 at 20:44Jay GT4: Great coin Q
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0356, RIC (1962) 042, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVG V R/TRI POT, Sacrificial implements, #363 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0356, RIC (1962) 042, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVG V R/TRI POT, Sacrificial implements, #3
avers:- IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, Laureate head right.
revers:- AVG V R/ TRI-POT, Sacrificial implements: simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 3,23g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 72-73 A.D., ref: RIC 0356, RIC (1962) 042, RSC-45,
Q-003
2 commentsquadrans08/24/17 at 18:40Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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CALABRIA, Taras, Circa 315-302 BC. AR Nomos16 views21mm, 8.04 g, 11h
Warrior, preparing to cast spear held aloft in right hand, holding two spears and shield with left hand, on horse rearing right; Ξ to left, API below / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos in extended right hand and cradling oar in left arm, riding dolphin left; KΛ to left, TAPAΣ to right. Fischer-Bossert Group 74a, 914 (V357/R709); Vlasto 638; HN Italy 939; SNG ANS 1016 (same obv. die); SNG Lloyd –; BMC 208 (same dies); Pozzi 123 (same obv. die). Very rare in this quality. Excellent style. Beautiful patina. Extremely fine.

Ex Hess-Divo 329 (17 November 2015), lot 6; Leu 91 (10 May 2004), lot 15.
2 commentsLeo08/24/17 at 16:05Jay GT4: Fantastic!
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0356, RIC (1962) 042, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVG V R/TRI POT, Sacrificial implements, #363 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0356, RIC (1962) 042, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVG V R/TRI POT, Sacrificial implements, #3
avers:- IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, Laureate head right.
revers:- AVG V R/ TRI-POT, Sacrificial implements: simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 3,23g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 72-73 A.D., ref: RIC 0356, RIC (1962) 042, RSC-45,
Q-003
2 commentsquadrans08/24/17 at 16:05Jay GT4: It's OK Q!
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Maurice Tiberius AV Solidus11 viewsMAURICE, GOLD Solidus, AD 582-602
(21.16 mm 4.55 g)
Obv: Facg bust
Rev: Angel stg, VICTORIA AVGGB;
EF, not badly struck with only minor crudeness, sharp portrait details. 
Sb 478,
Frank Robinson Auctions August 15 2017 Lot 443
1 commentsorfew08/24/17 at 16:04Jay GT4: Very nice Andrew!
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Julia Titi RIC T38835 viewsAR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T388 (C2), BMC T142, RSC 14
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r., hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVGVST; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2017.

The most 'common' variant of Julia Titi's Venus denarii. However, I think RIC's frequency rating of 'C2' overstates the case. The same reverse type is also shared with Titus. Stylistic note - many of Julia's portraits have the facial features of either Titus or Domitian Caesar, this example is no exception.

Struck on a large flan in decent style.

8 commentsDavid Atherton08/24/17 at 07:53FlaviusDomitianus: A pretty nice addition!
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Julia Titi RIC T38835 viewsAR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T388 (C2), BMC T142, RSC 14
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r., hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVGVST; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2017.

The most 'common' variant of Julia Titi's Venus denarii. However, I think RIC's frequency rating of 'C2' overstates the case. The same reverse type is also shared with Titus. Stylistic note - many of Julia's portraits have the facial features of either Titus or Domitian Caesar, this example is no exception.

Struck on a large flan in decent style.

8 commentsDavid Atherton08/24/17 at 06:20Randygeki(h2): Very nice addition!
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CALABRIA, Taras, Circa 315-302 BC. AR Nomos16 views21mm, 8.04 g, 11h
Warrior, preparing to cast spear held aloft in right hand, holding two spears and shield with left hand, on horse rearing right; Ξ to left, API below / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos in extended right hand and cradling oar in left arm, riding dolphin left; KΛ to left, TAPAΣ to right. Fischer-Bossert Group 74a, 914 (V357/R709); Vlasto 638; HN Italy 939; SNG ANS 1016 (same obv. die); SNG Lloyd –; BMC 208 (same dies); Pozzi 123 (same obv. die). Very rare in this quality. Excellent style. Beautiful patina. Extremely fine.

Ex Hess-Divo 329 (17 November 2015), lot 6; Leu 91 (10 May 2004), lot 15.
2 commentsLeo08/24/17 at 06:20Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Edward II (1307-1327 A.D.)17 viewsAR Penny
Class 15b
O: EDWAR R ANGL DNS HYB, Crowned facing bust.
R:VILL SCI EDMVNDI, Voided long cross pattée; three pellets in quarters
17.8mm
1.03g
Bury St Edmunds (1320 - c.1333)
Spink # 1462. North 1067.
3 commentsMat08/24/17 at 06:20Randygeki(h2): Very nice! A good looking portrait.
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Nerva3 viewsNerva. AD 96-98. Æ Sestertius (33.5mm, 25.11 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 96. Laureate head right / Libertas standing left, holding pileus and vindicta. RIC II 64; Banti 31. Near Fine, brown surfaces.1 commentsecoli08/24/17 at 06:19Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Edward II (1307-1327 A.D.)17 viewsAR Penny
Class 15b
O: EDWAR R ANGL DNS HYB, Crowned facing bust.
R:VILL SCI EDMVNDI, Voided long cross pattée; three pellets in quarters
17.8mm
1.03g
Bury St Edmunds (1320 - c.1333)
Spink # 1462. North 1067.
3 commentsMat08/24/17 at 05:27quadrans: I agree nice piece
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Julia Titi RIC T38835 viewsAR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T388 (C2), BMC T142, RSC 14
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r., hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVGVST; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2017.

The most 'common' variant of Julia Titi's Venus denarii. However, I think RIC's frequency rating of 'C2' overstates the case. The same reverse type is also shared with Titus. Stylistic note - many of Julia's portraits have the facial features of either Titus or Domitian Caesar, this example is no exception.

Struck on a large flan in decent style.

8 commentsDavid Atherton08/24/17 at 04:56Matt Inglima: I have always wanted one. Congrats!
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Julia Titi RIC T38835 viewsAR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T388 (C2), BMC T142, RSC 14
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r., hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVGVST; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2017.

The most 'common' variant of Julia Titi's Venus denarii. However, I think RIC's frequency rating of 'C2' overstates the case. The same reverse type is also shared with Titus. Stylistic note - many of Julia's portraits have the facial features of either Titus or Domitian Caesar, this example is no exception.

Struck on a large flan in decent style.

8 commentsDavid Atherton08/24/17 at 04:35Mat: Great coin, on my list too
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Edward II (1307-1327 A.D.)17 viewsAR Penny
Class 15b
O: EDWAR R ANGL DNS HYB, Crowned facing bust.
R:VILL SCI EDMVNDI, Voided long cross pattée; three pellets in quarters
17.8mm
1.03g
Bury St Edmunds (1320 - c.1333)
Spink # 1462. North 1067.
3 commentsMat08/24/17 at 03:52Jay GT4: Nice one Mat
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Julia Titi RIC T38835 viewsAR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T388 (C2), BMC T142, RSC 14
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r., hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVGVST; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2017.

The most 'common' variant of Julia Titi's Venus denarii. However, I think RIC's frequency rating of 'C2' overstates the case. The same reverse type is also shared with Titus. Stylistic note - many of Julia's portraits have the facial features of either Titus or Domitian Caesar, this example is no exception.

Struck on a large flan in decent style.

8 commentsDavid Atherton08/24/17 at 03:50Jay GT4: Congrats! On my list
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3098 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Didrachm 128-138 AD Mount Argaeus one star10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3098; S 268a, Metcalf Conspectus 95b

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡ
Mount Argaeus surmounted by star

6.11 gr
21 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki08/24/17 at 00:25David Atherton: Sweet coin!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Dupondius 117 AD Concordia16 viewsReference.
RIC 538b; C. 260; BMC 1107; Strack 502

Obv. IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER
Radiate, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS P P S C
Concordia enthroned facing left, holding patera in right hand, left elbow resting on small statue of Spes on small column, cornucopiae below throne.

12.31gr
28 mm
12h

Note.
CNG Sale 11/09.
From the Estate Collection of Dr. Richard Doty
4 commentsokidoki08/24/17 at 00:23David Atherton: Fantastic!
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Augustus5 viewsAugustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.33 g, 7h). Rome mint; Q. Rustius, moneyer. Struck 19-18 BC. Jugate, draped busts right of Fortuna Victrix, wearing round helmet, and Fortuna Felix, diademed, set on bar with ram’s head finials / Ornamented altar inscribed FOR RE. RIC I 322; RSC 513. Fine, toned, light porosity, areas of weak strike.
2 commentsecoli08/24/17 at 00:23David Atherton: Awesome coin!
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193b3 viewsSeptimius Severus 193-211 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII"
Laureate head right
Rev "PROFECTIO AVG SC"
Emperor on horseback right
Rome mint
RIC 728
1 commentsmauseus08/23/17 at 22:18ecoli: Nice!
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1226 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Chuit-Hathor standing8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6466; Emmett 1226.11; Köln 3385; Dattari (Savio) 6215; K&G N7.4; Kellner p. 106, pl. 5, Abb. 19 (this coin)

Issue Athribite

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СΕΒ
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΑΘΡΙΒ, L ΙΑ
Chuit-Hathor standing, l., holding hawk, wearing pschent, l., in r. hand, l. arm lowered

4.98 gr
20 mm
12h

Note.
Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG Inventory, Basel, 1972.
1 commentsokidoki08/23/17 at 21:27Mat: Love the portrait
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Domitianus11 viewsAE-Sestertius
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM .COS XI CENS POT PP; Laureate bust right, wearing aegis
Domitian standing right, clasping hands with general over altar; two soldiers behind;
Ex: SC
Rome
RIC 288
33 mm, 22.94 g
3 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/23/17 at 20:00okidoki: great looking coin
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Septimius Severus7 viewsSeptimius Severus. AD 193-211. Æ Sestertius (27mm, 16.79 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 196-197. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Septimius standing left, holding patera over lighted tripod, and facing Caracalla (or attendant) standing right, holding rod(?). RIC IV 730c; Banti 177 var. (obv. bust type). VF, dark green and brown patina with a few red deposits, some light scratches. 1 commentsecoli08/23/17 at 19:59okidoki: great looking bust
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Augustus5 viewsAugustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.33 g, 7h). Rome mint; Q. Rustius, moneyer. Struck 19-18 BC. Jugate, draped busts right of Fortuna Victrix, wearing round helmet, and Fortuna Felix, diademed, set on bar with ram’s head finials / Ornamented altar inscribed FOR RE. RIC I 322; RSC 513. Fine, toned, light porosity, areas of weak strike.
2 commentsecoli08/23/17 at 19:28Mat: Wonderful coin!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Dupondius 117 AD Concordia16 viewsReference.
RIC 538b; C. 260; BMC 1107; Strack 502

Obv. IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER
Radiate, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS P P S C
Concordia enthroned facing left, holding patera in right hand, left elbow resting on small statue of Spes on small column, cornucopiae below throne.

12.31gr
28 mm
12h

Note.
CNG Sale 11/09.
From the Estate Collection of Dr. Richard Doty
4 commentsokidoki08/23/17 at 10:56*Alex: Wow.
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PROBUS RIC 352 VAR. COS II RRR20 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG COS II
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//TXXT
WEIGHT 3.38g / AXIS: 6h / diameter 22mm
RIC: 352 VAR. (ABBREVIATED COS II VARIANT UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 875
EX COLLECTION DATTARI
NOTE: extremely rare abbreviated variant of the consular titulature (COS), which is many times rarer than the CONS variant. This is only the fourth specimen of this type known to me (the others being in Ph. Gysen's, U. Neumann's and E. Raes' collections)
2 commentsBarnaba608/23/17 at 09:19Barnaba6: Hi Eddy! Long time no hear! Thanks for the info. I...
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Probus13 viewsAE-reduced Sestertius or As
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust to left, holding spear over right shoulder.
VICTORIA GERM; Victory holding wreath and palm, advancing right between two captives
Ex: -
Rome
RIC -- ;
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/23/17 at 08:53Barnaba6: Wonderful Coin Simon !!!
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Claudius II 268- 270 / Antoninianus 7 viewsAntoninianus, Claudius II right / Virtus walking right, Trophy on left shoulder, spear in right hand.
Nice portrait.

**The Golden Legend of 1260 AD recounts how St. Valentine refused to deny Christ before the "Emperor Claudius" in 270 AD ( in some ref ; 269 AD as he was beheaded in that year 269 AD ,per Sam) and as a result was beheaded. Since then, February 14 marks Valentine's Day, a day set aside by the Christian church in memory of the Roman priest and physician.

2 commentsSam08/23/17 at 01:15Sam: Thank you dear friend Oki , it is always a pleasur...
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Domitianus11 viewsAE-Sestertius
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM .COS XI CENS POT PP; Laureate bust right, wearing aegis
Domitian standing right, clasping hands with general over altar; two soldiers behind;
Ex: SC
Rome
RIC 288
33 mm, 22.94 g
3 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/22/17 at 23:52David Atherton: Wow! Utterly fantastic!
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Domitianus11 viewsAE-Sestertius
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM .COS XI CENS POT PP; Laureate bust right, wearing aegis
Domitian standing right, clasping hands with general over altar; two soldiers behind;
Ex: SC
Rome
RIC 288
33 mm, 22.94 g
3 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/22/17 at 22:14Jay GT4: Great one!
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PROBUS RIC 352 VAR. COS II RRR20 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG COS II
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//TXXT
WEIGHT 3.38g / AXIS: 6h / diameter 22mm
RIC: 352 VAR. (ABBREVIATED COS II VARIANT UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 875
EX COLLECTION DATTARI
NOTE: extremely rare abbreviated variant of the consular titulature (COS), which is many times rarer than the CONS variant. This is only the fourth specimen of this type known to me (the others being in Ph. Gysen's, U. Neumann's and E. Raes' collections)
2 commentsBarnaba608/22/17 at 21:23aegis: Hello Barnaba, You will have tocorrect your note, ...
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RIC 79914 viewsRIC 799; Alföldi type 88, n° 4; Siscia. Bust type G, (E1). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Pseudo-Corinthian helmet.
Pointed spear. Shield bordered with rivets and studded.
Lorica hamata.
REV.: VICTORIAE AVG
Two Victories standing face to face, clasping hands before palm-tree.

Mintmark: // KAQ

Weight: ?
Die axis: ?
Diameter: ?
4 commentsvrtsprb08/22/17 at 20:06quadrans: I agree nice coin ..
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Vologases VI8 viewstetradrachm, 208 - 228 AD
(struck 219 AD)
Sellwood 88.14
1 commentsRobert L308/22/17 at 20:03quadrans: Another great piece..
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Vologases III4 viewstetradrachm, 105 – 147 AD
(struck 123 - 124 AD)
Sellwood 79.15

Ex-Nisa Collection
1 commentsRobert L308/22/17 at 20:02quadrans: Nice one..
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Dupondius 117 AD Concordia16 viewsReference.
RIC 538b; C. 260; BMC 1107; Strack 502

Obv. IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER
Radiate, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS P P S C
Concordia enthroned facing left, holding patera in right hand, left elbow resting on small statue of Spes on small column, cornucopiae below throne.

12.31gr
28 mm
12h

Note.
CNG Sale 11/09.
From the Estate Collection of Dr. Richard Doty
4 commentsokidoki08/22/17 at 18:05quadrans: Ohh, nice addition , great coin..
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Pompeius Rufus AR Denarius 3 viewsQ. Pompeius Rufus, 54 v.Chr.,
AR Denar.
3.83 g
Obv: Curule chair between arrow and laurel branch.
Rev: .Curule chair between lituus and wreath.
Alb.1364, Craw.434/2
Emporium Hamburg Numismatics E-auction 532 Lot 50 August 18, 2017
1 commentsorfew08/22/17 at 14:08David Atherton: Love the toning.
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Valerian I (253 - 260 A.D.)11 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
R: CONCORDIA EXERCIT, Concordia standing left holding patera and double cornucopiae.
21mm
3g
RIC 81, Cohen 39; Sear 9929.
1 commentsMat08/22/17 at 14:07David Atherton: Nice portrait.
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Clodius Albinus (193 - 195 A.D.)16 viewsAR Denarius
O: D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right.
R: PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left holding wand over globe and sceptre.
Rome Mint
2.95g
19mm
RIC IV 1(c), BMCRE V 42, Cohen III 55, SRCV II
2 commentsMat08/22/17 at 14:06David Atherton: Great addition!
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Vespasian Ad 69-67.AR Denarius4 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.25 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck January-June AD 70. Laureate head right / Pax seated left, holding olive branch and winged caduceus. RIC II 29; RSC 94h. Good VF, toned.

From the collection of a Texas Wine Doctor, purchased from Marshall Fields, Chicago, 22 November 1966.
3 commentsBritanikus08/22/17 at 14:06David Atherton: Nicely toned with an interesting provenance!
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, BONI EVENTVS7 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 194 - 195AD
18.5 x 17.0mm 3.00gr
O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II; Laureate head, right.
R: BONI EVENTVS; Boni Events standing left holding a dish of fruit in right hand and grain ears in her left hand.
Emesa Mint
RIC 369; RSC 68; Sear 6267; BMC 343.
Aorta: 346: B3, O20, R47, T75, M2.
distinctivecoins 232427572799
8/17/17 8/21/17
1 commentsNicholas Z08/22/17 at 14:03David Atherton: Nice example.
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Egypt, New Kingdom, 16th - 11th Century BC, Faience Scarab7 viewsEgypt, New Kingdom, 16th - 11th Century BC
Blue faience scarab measuring 27mm. Intact with a nice blue color, simple incised details, blank base.

ex. DeVries Collection. Carl DeVries (born 1921, died 2010), research associate and professor for the Oriental Institute, was a renowned collector of antiquities. Dr. DeVries attended Wheaton College in Illinois, earning his B.A. in 1942, M.A. in 1944 and B.D. in 1947. Because he lost an eye as a teenager he could not serve in the military during World War II. Wheaton recruited him as a 22-year-old to be head coach for track and football. Known as "The Kid Coach”, he served on the coaching staff from 1942 to 1952. He served as an instructor in Biblical archaeology at Wheaton from 1945 until 1952 before leaving to pursue his Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Chicago, which he attained in 1960. As a member of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago he excavated in Egypt from 1950 to 1972 and served on many culturally important undertakings such as the Nubian Expedition and Aswan Dam Recovery Project. Many items in his collection were purchased in Luxor from Sayed Molattam, a noted antiquities dealer based in Luxor, where Devrie’s work with the Oriental Institute was based.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/22/17 at 13:16Mat: Nice one, Randy!
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Egypt, New Kingdom, 16th - 11th Century BC, Faience Scarab7 viewsEgypt, New Kingdom, 16th - 11th Century BC
Blue faience scarab measuring 27mm. Intact with a nice blue color, simple incised details, blank base.

ex. DeVries Collection. Carl DeVries (born 1921, died 2010), research associate and professor for the Oriental Institute, was a renowned collector of antiquities. Dr. DeVries attended Wheaton College in Illinois, earning his B.A. in 1942, M.A. in 1944 and B.D. in 1947. Because he lost an eye as a teenager he could not serve in the military during World War II. Wheaton recruited him as a 22-year-old to be head coach for track and football. Known as "The Kid Coach”, he served on the coaching staff from 1942 to 1952. He served as an instructor in Biblical archaeology at Wheaton from 1945 until 1952 before leaving to pursue his Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Chicago, which he attained in 1960. As a member of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago he excavated in Egypt from 1950 to 1972 and served on many culturally important undertakings such as the Nubian Expedition and Aswan Dam Recovery Project. Many items in his collection were purchased in Luxor from Sayed Molattam, a noted antiquities dealer based in Luxor, where Devrie’s work with the Oriental Institute was based.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/22/17 at 07:22Canaan: Cool piece with great history
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Vespasian Ad 69-67.AR Denarius4 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.25 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck January-June AD 70. Laureate head right / Pax seated left, holding olive branch and winged caduceus. RIC II 29; RSC 94h. Good VF, toned.

From the collection of a Texas Wine Doctor, purchased from Marshall Fields, Chicago, 22 November 1966.
3 commentsBritanikus08/22/17 at 04:24Britanikus: Thank you
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Vespasian Ad 69-67.AR Denarius4 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.25 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck January-June AD 70. Laureate head right / Pax seated left, holding olive branch and winged caduceus. RIC II 29; RSC 94h. Good VF, toned.

From the collection of a Texas Wine Doctor, purchased from Marshall Fields, Chicago, 22 November 1966.
3 commentsBritanikus08/22/17 at 03:17Mat: Beautiful coin
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 423F, Rome, -/-//KAs, VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, #189 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 423F, Rome, -/-//KAs, VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, #1
avers: IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front, folds of cloak on both shoulders. (F)
revers: VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, holding globe and scepter, seated captive on either side.
exerg: -/-//KAs, diameter: 22,4-24,4mm, weight: 4,53g, axes: 1h,
mint: Rome, 3rd officinae, date: 283A.D., ref: RIC V-II 423F, p-196,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/21/17 at 19:45ickster: Nice addition. It's hard to find one so nicely...
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Decimus Caelius Calvinus Balbinus22 viewsBalbinus AR Antoninianus. 4.86g, 22mm Rome, AD 238.
O: IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: FIDES MVTVA AVGG, (Mutual Fidelity of the Augusti) clasped right hands.
- RIC 11; RSC 6.
3 commentsNemonater08/21/17 at 19:10ickster: In all regards excellent! Congrats
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115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 261F, Rome, -/-//KAΓ, LAETITIA FVND, Laetitia standing left,79 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 261F, Rome, -/-//KAΓ, LAETITIA FVND, Laetitia standing left,
avers:- IMP CARINVS P F AVG , Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- LAETITIA FVND, Laetitia standing left holding rudder.
exerg: -/-//KAΓ, diameter: 21,5-24,0mm, weight:4,27g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rome, 5th emission, date: 284 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 261F, p-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/21/17 at 18:43ickster: Wowser! Mint condition.
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KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Tetradrachm13 views23mm, 14.36 g, 7h
Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 355-349/8 BC. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / Philip on horseback left; bow below raised foreleg; below belly, forepart of Pegasos left. Le Rider 122 var. (D61/R– [unlisted rev. die]); SNG ANS 477–8. VF, toned, minor double strike on reverse, small area of granularity.
2 commentsLeo08/21/17 at 16:46quadrans: I agree nice coin ..
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 350G7 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP - SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– ROMAE AE-TERNAE, Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory in right hand, spear in left.
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC IV 350G; BMCRE 323; RSC 615
2 commentsmaridvnvm08/21/17 at 14:35okidoki: Congrats on the Septimius Martin!
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3098 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Didrachm 128-138 AD Mount Argaeus one star10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3098; S 268a, Metcalf Conspectus 95b

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡ
Mount Argaeus surmounted by star

6.11 gr
21 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki08/21/17 at 06:42Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Trier -11 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right; N behind bust
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards to the left
Minted in Trier; (_ | N//TR), Second Series
Reference:– RIC VIII Trier -

A puzzling coin. The style is consistent with Trier. The trre detail, hut, soldier and captive are all consistent with Trier. Hut coins are not ateested for the second series at Trier and the value mark "N" is not attested for at Trier. The lack of officina is also puzzling.

20.87 mm. 4.39 gms. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm08/21/17 at 06:42Randygeki(h2): Congrats. A very neat coin!
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 733, Siscia, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-F, *//XXIV, Emperor and Orbis, #193 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 733, Siscia, RESTITVT ORBIS, Bust-F, *//XXIV, Emperor and Orbis, #1
avers:- IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F).
revers:- RESTITVT ORBIS, Probus standing left on right, holding globe and scepter, facing Orbis to left, holding wreath.
exerg: *//XXIV, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,25g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 5th emission, date: 278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 733, p-96, no star, Alf: 57, No-52
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/21/17 at 06:41Randygeki(h2): Great example!
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2 views1 commentsecoli08/21/17 at 06:40Randygeki(h2): Nice one!
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Otho RIC 85 viewsObv: IMP M OTHO CAESΛR AVG TR P, bare head right
Rev: SECVRITAS P R, Securitas, draped, standing left, holding wreath in right hand and cradling sceptre in left
Mint: Rome, 15 January-8 March AD 69
Size: 2.89g, 19mm, 7h.
ID: RIC 8; RSC 17; BMC 17-18; BN 10.
2 commentsickster08/21/17 at 06:39Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Gallienus RIC V-I 1556 viewsGallienus, AR Antoninianus, 253 AD, Joint Reign
Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev: PAX AVGG, Pax standing left, holding branch and transverse sceptre
Mint: Rome 253 AD
Size: 3.27g
Ids: RIC V-I 155; Göbl 27t; Sear 10300 var; Cunetio 972; RSC 754
1 commentsickster08/21/17 at 06:39Randygeki(h2): Nice portrait
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KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Tetradrachm13 views23mm, 14.36 g, 7h
Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 355-349/8 BC. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / Philip on horseback left; bow below raised foreleg; below belly, forepart of Pegasos left. Le Rider 122 var. (D61/R– [unlisted rev. die]); SNG ANS 477–8. VF, toned, minor double strike on reverse, small area of granularity.
2 commentsLeo08/21/17 at 05:14ickster: Wow! That must be fantastic in hand.
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CONSTANTINE I -- VOT XX56 viewsAE 19 mm 3.42 g
OBV: CONSTANTINVS AVG
LAUR HEAD R
REV: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG AROUND LAUREL WREATH, VOT DOT XX WITHIN, IN 3 LINES, STAR BELOW
SMHA IN EXE
HEARCLEA
RIC 60
2 commentslaney08/21/17 at 03:23ickster: Fantastic patina.
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Otho RIC 85 viewsObv: IMP M OTHO CAESΛR AVG TR P, bare head right
Rev: SECVRITAS P R, Securitas, draped, standing left, holding wreath in right hand and cradling sceptre in left
Mint: Rome, 15 January-8 March AD 69
Size: 2.89g, 19mm, 7h.
ID: RIC 8; RSC 17; BMC 17-18; BN 10.
2 commentsickster08/20/17 at 19:55Mat: Nice example!
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Domitian as Caesar RIC-T51752 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.77g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC T517 (R), BMC T150, RSC 95, RPC 862 (6 spec.)
Obv: DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: DIVO VESP across field; Altar shrine
Acquired from NumisCorner, July 2017.

A fairly scarce Domitian Caesar cistophorus struck under Titus. The reverse honours the divine Vespasian and shows what catalogues have traditionally called a 'large altar' - in fact what the reverse depicts is a shrine in the shape of an altar. The doors, columns, and steps are strong evidence that what we are seeing is a building and not an altar. How the shrine related to the Temple of the Divine Vespasian is unknown.

Struck in good metal and fine Roman style.
9 commentsDavid Atherton08/20/17 at 16:47ancientdave: Beautiful addition!
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RIC 0640 Domitianus66 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C, in exergue; Domitian standing left, with thunderbolt and spear, crowned by Victory, standing left
AE/Sestertius (35.88 mm 27.28 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88-89 A.D.
RIC 640 (R), BMCRE 410, BNGìF unlisted
Purchased from Dr. Busso Peus on MA-Shops
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus08/20/17 at 16:40ancientdave: Wonderful example!
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034 Ulaszlo I. (Wladislas I.)., King of Hungary, (1440-1444 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-472var., Rare! #01119 views034 Ulaszlo I. (Wladislas I.)., King of Hungary, (1440-1444 A.D.) AR Denarius (Billon), U-472var., Rare! #01
avers:- m•WLADIS•DEI•EC•, Crowned, two-part Hungarian shield (stripes and patriarchal cross), mint-mark on each side (I-I), border of dots.
revers:- +REGIS•VnGARIE•E•C•, Lithuanian shield (knight) in circle, border of dots.
exe, mint mark: I/I//--, diameter: 13,6-14,5mm, weight: 0,39g, axis:7h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, date:1442-1443 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-472var., CNH-2-145A, Huszar-607, Pohl-141-??,
Rare!, Not published this mint-mark (I-I) and this avers legend!!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/20/17 at 16:15Stkp: Nice find. Looks from the photo to have a better ...
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Claudius II 268- 270 / Antoninianus 7 viewsAntoninianus, Claudius II right / Virtus walking right, Trophy on left shoulder, spear in right hand.
Nice portrait.

**The Golden Legend of 1260 AD recounts how St. Valentine refused to deny Christ before the "Emperor Claudius" in 270 AD ( in some ref ; 269 AD as he was beheaded in that year 269 AD ,per Sam) and as a result was beheaded. Since then, February 14 marks Valentine's Day, a day set aside by the Christian church in memory of the Roman priest and physician.

2 commentsSam08/20/17 at 12:46okidoki: very nice
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Roman Republic / C. POSTUMIUS Denarius.26 viewsObverse : Bust of Diana draped right, bow and quiver on shoulder.
Reverse : Hound running right, hunting spear below, C.POSTVMI
TA or AT in exergue
Struck 74 BC , Max Diameter 17mm , 4.03 Gr.
EF , well centered and struck and attractive dark toning.
References ; Syd 785.

The hound was a constant companion of Diana in her capacity as the huntress.
8 commentsSam08/20/17 at 12:00Sam: Thank you dear friend Carthago , it is always a pl...
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Lugdunum 8715 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right
Minted in Lugdunum, (// *PLG), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Lugdunum 87 (R)
1 commentsmaridvnvm08/20/17 at 06:57ickster: Fantastic!
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EB0466 Lucillia16 viewsLucillia (wife of Lucius Verus), AE Sestertius
Obverse: Draped bust R. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI
Reverse: Pietas stdg. L before altar PIETAS SC
Diameter: 30.5mm, Weight: 26.2 grams
3 commentsEB08/20/17 at 02:34Simon: Beautiful.
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EB0466 Lucillia16 viewsLucillia (wife of Lucius Verus), AE Sestertius
Obverse: Draped bust R. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI
Reverse: Pietas stdg. L before altar PIETAS SC
Diameter: 30.5mm, Weight: 26.2 grams
3 commentsEB08/20/17 at 01:59ickster: Lovely!
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Roman Republic / C. POSTUMIUS Denarius.26 viewsObverse : Bust of Diana draped right, bow and quiver on shoulder.
Reverse : Hound running right, hunting spear below, C.POSTVMI
TA or AT in exergue
Struck 74 BC , Max Diameter 17mm , 4.03 Gr.
EF , well centered and struck and attractive dark toning.
References ; Syd 785.

The hound was a constant companion of Diana in her capacity as the huntress.
8 commentsSam08/20/17 at 01:48carthago: Great example, Sam! 5*'s!
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 490-480 BC 8.51g6 viewsPegasos flying left.Head of Athena right.
This is the earliest provenance for a coin of Leukas,and the coin itself belongs to the rare series which represents the earliest issues of the mint.Archaic Greek Silver coinage The Asyut Hoard 238 this coin.
1 commentsGrant H08/20/17 at 00:03ickster: Nice Pegasus!
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140 Hadrian7 viewsHadrian Denarius. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder / P M TR P COS III PV-DIC, Pudicitia standing facing, veiled head right, hand on breast
RIC 135, RSC 1209a, BMC 309
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/19/17 at 15:04okidoki: Congrats on the Hadrian Randy
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180 Septimius Severus12 viewsSeptimius Severus
AD 193 - AD 195
IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG: Head of Septimius Severus, laureate, right / AEQVITAS II: Aequitas, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand

RIC 344
Alexandria
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/19/17 at 13:21maridvnvm: Nice one. The AEQVITAS II is quite an odd legend. ...
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII VIII Aquileia 2084 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bare headed (hair straight up) and bearded and reaches towards emperor (type FH3)
Minted in Aquileia (II | _ //AQT). September A.D. 352 - November A.D. 355
Reference:- RIC VIII Aquileia 208 (C)
1 commentsmaridvnvm08/19/17 at 10:22Randygeki(h2): Nice
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 350G7 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP - SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– ROMAE AE-TERNAE, Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory in right hand, spear in left.
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC IV 350G; BMCRE 323; RSC 615
2 commentsmaridvnvm08/19/17 at 10:21Randygeki(h2): Nice. Just picked up my first alexandrian denarii
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157 - Licinius II - AE3 - RIC VII Arles 1604 viewsAE3
Obv:– VAL LICINIVS NOB CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, chlamys spread across both shoulders
Minted in Arles (//T Star in Crescent A.)
Reference:– RIC VII Arles 160 (R3)
1 commentsmaridvnvm08/19/17 at 10:20Randygeki(h2): Excellent coin!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Trier 22211 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right.
Minted in Trier (//TRS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Trier 222 (R)
2 commentsmaridvnvm08/19/17 at 10:19Randygeki(h2): Very nice example.
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169 - Constans - AE2 - Barbarous imitiation of RIC VIII Aquileia 0997 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Marbarous imitation of a coin minted in Aquileia; (//AQP dot), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– cf. RIC VIII Aquileia 99 (C)
1 commentsmaridvnvm08/19/17 at 10:18Randygeki(h2): This is a very nice imitation!
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Trier 2603 viewsObv:– IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory seated at the helm. A in left field
Mint – Trier (//TRS). 1st Phase. 18th January A.D. 350 to 27th February A.D. 350
Reference(s) – Cohen 11. Bastien 11 (12). RIC VIII Trier 260
1 commentsmaridvnvm08/19/17 at 10:18Randygeki(h2): Congrats on a 2nd!
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Antoninus Pius, Tetradrachm, Serapis Seated11 viewsBI Tetradrachm
Antoninus Pius
Caesar: 138AD
Augustus: 138 - 161AD
Issued: LH = Regnal Year 8 = 144 - 145AD
22.5mm 6.30gr
O: ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟC CεΒ ενCεΒ; Laureate head, right.
R: NO LEGEND; Serpais, modius on head, seated left on a high backed chair, holding scepter and extending right hand down to Cerberus at his feet, left.
Alexandria, Egypt Mint
Exergue: L, left field; H, right field. (LH = Regnal Year 8 = 144 - 145AD)
Köln 1462; Dattari 2370; Kampmann/Ganschow 35.234; Emmett 1431; BMC 985; Milne 1792.
bronzemat
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1 commentsNicholas Z08/19/17 at 06:34Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Galba AR denarius17 viewsGALBA, A.D. 68-69. AR Denarius (3.38 gms), Rome Mint, ca. A.D. July 68-January 69.
Obv: "IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG PM" Laureate bust of Galba facing right;
Rev:: Virtus standing facing, holding parazonium upwards and leaning on vertical spear.
NGC Ch F, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5.
RIC-236
Provenance: From the Graywood Collection.
5 commentsorfew08/19/17 at 04:55imperator: i dont understand rarity so high not one star/ 5 s...
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120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninian, Alexandria, RIC VI 046b, B//ALE, CONCORDIA MILITVVM, Emperor and Jupiter,78 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninian, Alexandria, RIC VI 046b, B//ALE, CONCORDIA MILITVVM, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-C-M-A-MAXIMIANVS-PF-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- CONCORDIA_MILITVM, Prince standing right on left, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter.
exerg: B//ALE, diameter: 21,5-22mm, weight: 3,20g, axes: 6h,
mint: Alexandria, date: , ref: RIC VI 046b, ,
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1 commentsquadrans08/19/17 at 03:16ickster: Great patina!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Trier 22211 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right.
Minted in Trier (//TRS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Trier 222 (R)
2 commentsmaridvnvm08/19/17 at 02:59ickster: Nice. A "hut coin" is on my list to acquire.
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 096/1045 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bare headed and reaches back towards the emperor
Minted in Nicomedia (//SMNG).
Reference:- RIC VIII Nicomedia 96/104 (C)
1 commentsmaridvnvm08/19/17 at 02:58ickster: Lovely patina! I'm a sucker for earthen & sand...
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RIC 7807 viewsRIC 780, Siscia. Bust type G, (E1). Denomination: antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
REV.: SOLI INVICTO
Sol in spread quadriga, holding globe & whip.

Mintmark: // XXIV

Diameter: 22 mm.
Weight: 4.13 g.

2 commentsvrtsprb08/19/17 at 02:57ickster: Very nice!
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Galba AR denarius17 viewsGALBA, A.D. 68-69. AR Denarius (3.38 gms), Rome Mint, ca. A.D. July 68-January 69.
Obv: "IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG PM" Laureate bust of Galba facing right;
Rev:: Virtus standing facing, holding parazonium upwards and leaning on vertical spear.
NGC Ch F, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5.
RIC-236
Provenance: From the Graywood Collection.
5 commentsorfew08/18/17 at 22:34David Atherton: Wonderful!
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Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great111 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Apparently unpublished; Thompson -, Müller -, SNG -, Armenak Hoard -, Black Sea Hoard - , et al. -, gVF, nice style, a few bump, small test cut in edge, Lysimachia(?) mint, weight 17.024g, maximum diameter 30.0mm, die axis 90o, c. 297 - 281 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena seated left on prow-like throne, Nike crowning king's name in right, rests left arm on round shield behind, ΠA monogram over AP monogram left, lion head left in exergue; possibly unique;

EX; FORVM Ancient Coins ' Shop.

We were unable to find another example with this combination of control symbols. Thompson lists the lion head and AP monogram control symbols for Lysimachia, but not together. The ΠA monogram is not listed for not for Lysimachia but is listed for other mints.

*With my sincere thank , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
3 commentsSam08/18/17 at 21:25*Alex: Beautiful coin Sam.
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Thrace, Pautalia, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Varbanov II. 5129var., AE-29, OYΛΠIAC ΠAYTAΛIAC, Hermes standing half left, #171 viewsThrace, Pautalia, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Varbanov II. 5129var., AE-29, OYΛΠIAC ΠAYTAΛIAC, Hermes standing half left, #1
avers:- AYT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate head right (EEa).
revers:- OYΛΠIAC ΠAYTAΛIAC, Hermes standing half left, holding purse and caduceus, with chlamys in left hand.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 29,0-29,5mm, weight: 15,67g, axis:7h,
mint: Thrace, Pautalia, date: A.D., ref: Varbanov(Engl.,2005) II. 5129var., (Not in this legend and bust variation, EEa).
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2 commentsquadrans08/18/17 at 17:24Enodia: i like the reverse!
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Thrace, Pautalia, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Varbanov II. 5129var., AE-29, OYΛΠIAC ΠAYTAΛIAC, Hermes standing half left, #171 viewsThrace, Pautalia, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Varbanov II. 5129var., AE-29, OYΛΠIAC ΠAYTAΛIAC, Hermes standing half left, #1
avers:- AYT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate head right (EEa).
revers:- OYΛΠIAC ΠAYTAΛIAC, Hermes standing half left, holding purse and caduceus, with chlamys in left hand.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 29,0-29,5mm, weight: 15,67g, axis:7h,
mint: Thrace, Pautalia, date: A.D., ref: Varbanov(Engl.,2005) II. 5129var., (Not in this legend and bust variation, EEa).
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/18/17 at 16:44okidoki: great looking coin
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Antiochus III 223-187 B.C.1 viewsSeleucid Kingdom, Antiochus III 223-187 B.C. Ae 17.6~18.7mm. 4.43g. Obv: Macedonian shield with gorgoneion in central boss. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ, Elephant advancing right; monogram A under belly. SC 1089.3; HGC 9, 490.1 commentsddwau08/18/17 at 15:15ickster: I haven't seen one of these before. Nice addit...
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113 Carus (282-283 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 035F, Rome, -/-//AKA, AETERNIT IMPERI, Sol advancing left, #181 views113 Carus (282-283 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 035F, Rome, -/-//AKA, AETERNIT IMPERI, Sol advancing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
revers: AETERNIT IMPERI, Sol advancing left raising hand and holding whip.
exerg: -/-//AKA, diameter: 20,0-23,0mm, weight: 2,68g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, 2nd.em., date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 35F, p-140, C-15
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2 commentsquadrans08/18/17 at 11:30quadrans: Thanks
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113 Carus (282-283 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 035F, Rome, -/-//AKA, AETERNIT IMPERI, Sol advancing left, #181 views113 Carus (282-283 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 035F, Rome, -/-//AKA, AETERNIT IMPERI, Sol advancing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
revers: AETERNIT IMPERI, Sol advancing left raising hand and holding whip.
exerg: -/-//AKA, diameter: 20,0-23,0mm, weight: 2,68g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, 2nd.em., date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 35F, p-140, C-15
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2 commentsquadrans08/18/17 at 09:03Ed D: exerg: -/-//KAA is........exerg: -/-//AKA
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Coprolite, Madagascar. 9 views
"Coprolite (Fossil Dinosaur PooP) - Location: Madagascar. This is actually an aesthetic specimen even though it may look like s --t (which it is in reality). This is the fossil remains of animal feces (Dino poop) from an old bog. This is probably from a sea turtle."
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/18/17 at 08:56quadrans: Great
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Baltic Amber, Fossil, Aculeata: Formicidae, Ant 12 views3 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/18/17 at 08:55quadrans: Cool
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11 Constantius II11 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, B behind / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, clutching. Gamma left, R wreath Z in ex.
Rome 256 R3
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/18/17 at 08:53quadrans: Another nice revers
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03 Constantius II7 viewsConstantius II
AE 3
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, clutching, ANS in ex RIC Antioch188
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/18/17 at 08:52quadrans: Nice coin
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Magnvs Maximvs RIC IX 26(?)8 viewsMagnus Maximus RIC IX 26

Obv: D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: REPARATIO-REIPVB, emperor standing left, holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling, turreted woman. (?)CON in ex.
Mint: Arles, 383-388AD
Size: 23mm, 5.12g
Id:. RIC IX Arles 26(?) Sear 20650
1 commentsickster08/18/17 at 08:51quadrans: Nice addition
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3098 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Didrachm 128-138 AD Mount Argaeus one star10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3098; S 268a, Metcalf Conspectus 95b

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡ
Mount Argaeus surmounted by star

6.11 gr
21 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki08/18/17 at 08:49quadrans: Nice coin
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3745var. SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. under Hadrian. 128-29 AD ae 14 Laurel-branch 5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3745var. bust;

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177

Obv. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΜΗΤ
Laureate and draped bust of Apollo, right.

Rev. ΕΤΟY[С] [ΖΟ]Ρ
Laurel-branch no letter

3.96 gr
14 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki08/18/17 at 08:48quadrans: Nice piece
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152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), Roma, RIC VIII 274, AE-3 Follis, -/-//RZ(or Γ but Γ not exist), FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing horseman, #185 views152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), Roma, RIC VIII 274, AE-3 Follis, -/-//RZ(or Γ but Γ not exist), FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing horseman, #1
avers:- D N F L C L CONSTATIVS NOB CAES, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, reaching backwards.
exe: -/-//RZ(or Γ but Γ not exist), diameter: 16,5-17,5mm, weight: 2,17g, axis: 0h,
mint: Roma, date: 352-355 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 274, p-274,
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1 commentsquadrans08/18/17 at 07:35Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 189, AE-3 Follis, A/-//SMTS, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, Error-coin !!86 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 189, AE-3 Follis, A/-//SMTS, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, Error-coin !!
avers:- D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rever:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy horseman who wears Phrygian helmet and is reaching backwards; shield on ground to right .
exergo: A/-//SMTS, diameter: 17,0-19,0mm, weight: 2,77g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: RIC VIII Thessalonica 189., p-419,
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1 commentsquadrans08/18/17 at 07:34Randygeki(h2): Neat coin
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1953 JOHN II AE TETARTERON S-1953 DOC 14 CLBC 3.4.3 8 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand jeweled scepter on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19/22mm

Weight 4.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC list 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.63gm to 4.19gm and sizes ranging from 19mm to 24mm

A personal favorite that has been in my collection for at least ten years. An ex Forum Coin.
1 commentsSimon08/18/17 at 06:14ickster: Great eye appeal. This isn't my area of collec...
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Mark Antony & Lepidus Quinarius104 viewsM ANT IMP
lituus, jug and raven

Victory standing right, crowning trophy with a wreath

Military mint with Antony and Lepidus in Transalpine Gaul
43 BC

AR quinarius
1.82g, 17 mm

Syd 1160, Cr 489/4

Rare!

Ex-Roma Numismatics

This quinarius provides clear evidence of the superiority enjoyed by Antony in his "partnership" with Lepidus. The previous issue named Lepidus who was the Governor of Narbonensis. On this issue he is completely ignored and his name is dropped from the reverse.
4 commentsJay GT408/18/17 at 03:48ickster: Pretty good condition for these types. Nice find!
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Domitian RIC-68829 viewsAR Denarius, 3.35g
Rome mint, 89 AD
RIC 688 (C2), BMC 163, RSC 255
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Acquired from Numisbur (eBay), August 2017.

In 88 and 89, due to increased military campaigns in Germania and Dacia, imperial acclamations were being awarded to Domitian at a quick pace culminating in a double triumph the Senate voted Domitian over the chatti and Dacians at the end of 89. The rapid succession of titles was meticulously recorded on his denarii. This denarius dates between mid September and 31 December 89. Domitian's double triumph was held while this issue was struck.

Good style portrait typical of the period.
3 commentsDavid Atherton08/17/17 at 13:33Vincent: Minerva.. Like that Goddess ...Commodus was partia...
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Domitian RIC-68829 viewsAR Denarius, 3.35g
Rome mint, 89 AD
RIC 688 (C2), BMC 163, RSC 255
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Acquired from Numisbur (eBay), August 2017.

In 88 and 89, due to increased military campaigns in Germania and Dacia, imperial acclamations were being awarded to Domitian at a quick pace culminating in a double triumph the Senate voted Domitian over the chatti and Dacians at the end of 89. The rapid succession of titles was meticulously recorded on his denarii. This denarius dates between mid September and 31 December 89. Domitian's double triumph was held while this issue was struck.

Good style portrait typical of the period.
3 commentsDavid Atherton08/17/17 at 12:27quadrans: Nice find I agree..
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Domitian RIC-68829 viewsAR Denarius, 3.35g
Rome mint, 89 AD
RIC 688 (C2), BMC 163, RSC 255
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Acquired from Numisbur (eBay), August 2017.

In 88 and 89, due to increased military campaigns in Germania and Dacia, imperial acclamations were being awarded to Domitian at a quick pace culminating in a double triumph the Senate voted Domitian over the chatti and Dacians at the end of 89. The rapid succession of titles was meticulously recorded on his denarii. This denarius dates between mid September and 31 December 89. Domitian's double triumph was held while this issue was struck.

Good style portrait typical of the period.
3 commentsDavid Atherton08/17/17 at 11:01Jay GT4: Good find David, I suspect the coin is even better...
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Galba AR denarius17 viewsGALBA, A.D. 68-69. AR Denarius (3.38 gms), Rome Mint, ca. A.D. July 68-January 69.
Obv: "IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG PM" Laureate bust of Galba facing right;
Rev:: Virtus standing facing, holding parazonium upwards and leaning on vertical spear.
NGC Ch F, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5.
RIC-236
Provenance: From the Graywood Collection.
5 commentsorfew08/17/17 at 05:40Canaan: Congrats Orfew it is a beauty!
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Domitian, AD 81-962 viewsDomitian, AD 81-96
Æ25, 7.4g, 8h; Bithynia, Claudiopolis.
Obv.: AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB Γ?; Laureate head r.
Rev.: KΛYΔIO-ΠOΛEITΩN; Demeter standing left, holding staff and patera.
Reference: SNG Von Aulock 6924 / 17-279-35
1 commentsJohn Anthony08/16/17 at 20:52Jay GT4: Lovely
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Galba AR denarius17 viewsGALBA, A.D. 68-69. AR Denarius (3.38 gms), Rome Mint, ca. A.D. July 68-January 69.
Obv: "IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG PM" Laureate bust of Galba facing right;
Rev:: Virtus standing facing, holding parazonium upwards and leaning on vertical spear.
NGC Ch F, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5.
RIC-236
Provenance: From the Graywood Collection.
5 commentsorfew08/16/17 at 20:46Jay GT4: Great coin
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Galba AR denarius17 viewsGALBA, A.D. 68-69. AR Denarius (3.38 gms), Rome Mint, ca. A.D. July 68-January 69.
Obv: "IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG PM" Laureate bust of Galba facing right;
Rev:: Virtus standing facing, holding parazonium upwards and leaning on vertical spear.
NGC Ch F, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5.
RIC-236
Provenance: From the Graywood Collection.
5 commentsorfew08/16/17 at 20:25ickster: Nice portrait!
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PROBUS RIC 845 B BUST OFFICINA 316 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT: 3,73 g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21,5-23mm
RIC: 845
COLLECTION NO. 1089
4 commentsBarnaba608/16/17 at 20:07Barnaba6: Thanks Norman for the comment!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus, Silver Denarius7 viewsStruck 203 A.D., Rome mint, 19mm, 3.4g, EF, RIC IV 189b

OBVERSE: Laureate head of Severus, bearded, right. SEVERVS PIVS AVG[USTUS] (Severus Pius, the Revered One).

REVERSE: Goddess of luck, Fortuna, seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia, wheel below seat. P[ONTIFEX] M[AXIMUS] TR[IBUNICIA] P[OTESTATE] XI COS III P[ATER] P[ATRIAE] (Highest Priest, Tribune of the People for the 11th time, Consul for the 3rd time, Father of the Country).
2 commentsMichael H408/16/17 at 20:05NORMAN K: wonderful almost no wear
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PROBUS RIC 845 B BUST OFFICINA 316 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT: 3,73 g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21,5-23mm
RIC: 845
COLLECTION NO. 1089
4 commentsBarnaba608/16/17 at 20:03NORMAN K: very nice obverse especially and beautriful patina
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Probus54 viewsAntoninianus
OV: Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and decorated buckler.
Leg: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
RV: Fides standing left, with two ensigns.
Leg: FIDES MILIT
Ex: VIXXT
Ticinum Mint
RIC 366
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia08/16/17 at 16:23vrtsprb: That is one of the most interesting parma shields ...
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Decimus Caelius Calvinus Balbinus22 viewsBalbinus AR Antoninianus. 4.86g, 22mm Rome, AD 238.
O: IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: FIDES MVTVA AVGG, (Mutual Fidelity of the Augusti) clasped right hands.
- RIC 11; RSC 6.
3 commentsNemonater08/16/17 at 09:51David Atherton: Awesome portrait!
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Sirmium, RIC VIII 052, AE-3 Follis, -/-//BSIRM•, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #177 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Sirmium, RIC VIII 052, AE-3 Follis, -/-//BSIRM•, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #1
avers:- D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Cs1, D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rever:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman, shield on ground at right, (reaching type).
exergo: -/-//BSIRM•, diameter: 16,5mm, weight:2,66g, axis:7h,
mint: Sirmium, date: 351-53 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 052, p-388,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/16/17 at 09:33Randygeki(h2): Very nice example!
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Vespasian / Victory Antioch Mint40 viewsAR Denarius, Antioch mint, 72-73 AD
O: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
R: VICTORIA AVG; Victory stg. r., on globe, with wreath and palm
-RIC 1547 (R2), BMC 498, RSC 588, RPC 1921 (2 spec.)
3 commentsNemonater08/16/17 at 09:33FlaviusDomitianus: Nice rarity.
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Decimus Caelius Calvinus Balbinus22 viewsBalbinus AR Antoninianus. 4.86g, 22mm Rome, AD 238.
O: IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: FIDES MVTVA AVGG, (Mutual Fidelity of the Augusti) clasped right hands.
- RIC 11; RSC 6.
3 commentsNemonater08/16/17 at 08:02Canaan: Wow, what a great coin
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Anonymous Æ Triens Overstruck on Akarnanian Federal Coinage Ex RBW23 viewsAnonymous Æ Triens, 211-208 B.C. 5.38g, 24mm.
O: Helmeted head of Minerva right; four pellets above
R: Prow right
Overstruck on Akarnanian Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy) of Oiniadai.
O: Zeus
R: Head of river-god Acheloüs, trident above.
- Crawford 95a From the RBW Collection

This triens comes from the CA series thought to have been struck in Canusium, modern-day Canosa, Italy. You can't see the CA on this example but the style is entirely consistent with the CA series and the CA tridents which apparently always come overstruck on bronzes of Acarnania and Oeniadae. So, why would a series struck in Southeast Italy have so many known overstrikes on undertypes from far away across the Adriatic?

The answer is that Marcus Valerius Laevinus had earlier driven the Macedonians from this region and this issue from Canusium represents booty captured during this fighting and brought back with the fleet when M. Valerius landed in Southern Italy circa 210-209 B.C.. The trientes are all overstruck likely because many of the captured coins were close enough to the necessary weight and the rest of the denominations were probably largely struck on flans whose bronze came from melting down and recasting of the captured booty, with a small number being overstruck on earlier coins that were the correct size. Since this issue contains no precious metal coinage, it is likely that if any precious metal was captured it was either sent back to Rome or used by one of the other Roman field mints operating in Apulia.
1 commentsNemonater08/16/17 at 08:00Canaan: What a coin great over struck
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Nero pre-reform denarius10 viewsNero. As Caesar, A.D. 50-54. AR denarius
(18.40 mm, 3.37 g, 7 h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint.
Obv: NERO CAESAR AVG IMP, bare head right
Rev: PONTIF MAX TR P VII COS IIII P P, EX S C across field, Roma standing right, holding and inscribing shield supported on knee, foot on helmet; dagger and bow at feet to right. RIC 34 (R3); RSC 231. aVF, toned. Rare.
From the D. Thomas Collection;
Ex Hohn Leipziger Munzhandlung.
2 commentsorfew08/16/17 at 07:41Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Taras, Calabria132 views281-272 BC
AR Drachm (15mm, 2.98g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Skylla hurling rock; I on neckflap.
R: Owl with closed wings standing left on olive branch; TAPA[N] to right, AΠ monogram to left.
Vlasto 1065; Cote 431; Evans VII, V; SNG France 1947
Very Rare
ex Auctiones GmbH; ex Rutten & Wieland

This type is described by Sir Arthur Evans in ‘The Horsemen of Tarentum’, the same coin which M.P Vlasto later acquired for his own famous collection. This coin isn’t as nice as the Evans/Vlasto specimen, but I was very happy to find it. Left-facing owls are very rare on Tarentine drachms. I have only found one other type with the left facing owl, but that with Athena also facing left (Vlasto 1101, Cote 489).
4 commentsEnodia08/16/17 at 07:40quadrans: Great coin
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Nero pre-reform denarius10 viewsNero. As Caesar, A.D. 50-54. AR denarius
(18.40 mm, 3.37 g, 7 h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint.
Obv: NERO CAESAR AVG IMP, bare head right
Rev: PONTIF MAX TR P VII COS IIII P P, EX S C across field, Roma standing right, holding and inscribing shield supported on knee, foot on helmet; dagger and bow at feet to right. RIC 34 (R3); RSC 231. aVF, toned. Rare.
From the D. Thomas Collection;
Ex Hohn Leipziger Munzhandlung.
2 commentsorfew08/16/17 at 02:21Jay GT4: Nice early coin. Congrats
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus, Silver Denarius7 viewsStruck 203 A.D., Rome mint, 19mm, 3.4g, EF, RIC IV 189b

OBVERSE: Laureate head of Severus, bearded, right. SEVERVS PIVS AVG[USTUS] (Severus Pius, the Revered One).

REVERSE: Goddess of luck, Fortuna, seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia, wheel below seat. P[ONTIFEX] M[AXIMUS] TR[IBUNICIA] P[OTESTATE] XI COS III P[ATER] P[ATRIAE] (Highest Priest, Tribune of the People for the 11th time, Consul for the 3rd time, Father of the Country).
2 commentsMichael H408/16/17 at 02:05paul1888: very nice!
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RIC 0966 Vespasianus53 viewsObv : CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head left.
Rev : ANNONA AVG, Annona seated left, with sack of corn ears.
AR/Denarius 17.95 mm 2.996 g 6 h - Struck in Rome 77-78 AD
RIC 966 (R), RSC 30, BMCRE 298, BNF 260
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 33 lot 447 - From The Apostolo Zeno Collection - ex Dorotheum Auktion 1 13-06-1955 Lot 392 (parte of)
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus08/16/17 at 01:01Nemonater: Excellent acquisition!
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RIC 4499 viewsRIC 449. Ticinum. Bust type H, (H2). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
REV.: VIRTVS AVG
Emperor riding right over enemy.

Mintmark: // PXXT

Weight: 3.61 g.
2 commentsvrtsprb08/15/17 at 15:50Barnaba6: Indeed a very rare and desirable reverse! one of t...
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RIC 79914 viewsRIC 799; Alföldi type 88, n° 4; Siscia. Bust type G, (E1). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Pseudo-Corinthian helmet.
Pointed spear. Shield bordered with rivets and studded.
Lorica hamata.
REV.: VICTORIAE AVG
Two Victories standing face to face, clasping hands before palm-tree.

Mintmark: // KAQ

Weight: ?
Die axis: ?
Diameter: ?
4 commentsvrtsprb08/15/17 at 15:47Barnaba6: A true gem! The most beautiful specimen of this ty...
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 800, Siscia, VICTORIAE-AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KAP, Two Victories, Rare!!!127 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 800, Siscia, VICTORIAE-AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KAP, Two Victories, Rare!!!
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
revers:- VICTORIAE-AVG, Two Victories standing face to face, clasping hands before palm-tree.
exergo: -/-//KAP, diameter: 21mm, weight: 2,46g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 4th emission of Siscia, late 277, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 800, p-103, Alföldi type 88, n° 1; Rare!!!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/15/17 at 13:43Vincent: Rare coin and sweet
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RIC 4499 viewsRIC 449. Ticinum. Bust type H, (H2). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
REV.: VIRTVS AVG
Emperor riding right over enemy.

Mintmark: // PXXT

Weight: 3.61 g.
2 commentsvrtsprb08/15/17 at 10:43Julianus of Pannonia: Congrats to this rare reverse-type in great condit...
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ALFOLDI 096.16617 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: F8 VAR. (radiate, cuirassed and draped bust left with shield only and no spear, seen from rear)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIV
WEIGHT 3.74g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 816 VAR. (THIS BUST IS UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 096.166 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1054
NOTE: extremely rare and desirable bust type !!!
4 commentsBarnaba608/15/17 at 07:39Julianus of Pannonia: Congrats to this rare bust type. I know another pi...
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RIC 0640 Domitianus66 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C, in exergue; Domitian standing left, with thunderbolt and spear, crowned by Victory, standing left
AE/Sestertius (35.88 mm 27.28 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88-89 A.D.
RIC 640 (R), BMCRE 410, BNGìF unlisted
Purchased from Dr. Busso Peus on MA-Shops
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus08/15/17 at 04:42quadrans: Great coin congratulation..
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Domitian as Caesar RIC-T51752 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.77g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC T517 (R), BMC T150, RSC 95, RPC 862 (6 spec.)
Obv: DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: DIVO VESP across field; Altar shrine
Acquired from NumisCorner, July 2017.

A fairly scarce Domitian Caesar cistophorus struck under Titus. The reverse honours the divine Vespasian and shows what catalogues have traditionally called a 'large altar' - in fact what the reverse depicts is a shrine in the shape of an altar. The doors, columns, and steps are strong evidence that what we are seeing is a building and not an altar. How the shrine related to the Temple of the Divine Vespasian is unknown.

Struck in good metal and fine Roman style.
9 commentsDavid Atherton08/15/17 at 03:13Jay GT4: Awesome!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, Silver Antoninianus7 viewsStruck 213-217 AD, Rome mint, 23mm, 6.4g, RIC IV 311c, EF

OBVERSE: Radiate head of Caracalla, bearded, draped, cuirassed, right. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG[USTUS] GER[MANICUS] (Antoninus Pius, the Revered One, Conqueror of the Germans).

REVERSE: Goddess of love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity, and victory, Venus, draped, standing left, holding Victory in extended right hand and spear in left hand, leaning on shield set on helmet. VENUS VICTRIX (Venus Victorius).
2 commentsMichael H408/15/17 at 03:08Mat: A beauty, great weight too!
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VESPASIAN AR Denarius4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right
REVERSE: COS ITER TR POT, Pax seated left, holding branch and caduceus
Struck at Rome, 69-71 AD
3.31g, 18mm
RIC 29; RSC 94h; Sear 2285
3 commentsLegatus08/15/17 at 01:44Nemonater: Great!
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 350-320 BC 21 mm 8.30g 12h14 viewsPegasos with pointed wing flying right.Rev head of Athena in Corinthian helmet right with Lion behind and mintmark.overstruck on unknown type.2 commentsGrant H08/14/17 at 10:51Grant H: Thanks
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Syracuse, Reign of Dionysius I 14 views405-367 BC (struck circa 380 BC)
Æ Drachm (32mm, 30.12g)
O: Head of Athena left., wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with olive wreath; ΣYPA before.
R: Sea-star between two dolphins.
CNS II, 62-9; HGC 2, 1436; SNG ANS 455-469; Sear 1189 (Timoleon)
ex Saint Paul Antiques
3 commentsEnodia08/14/17 at 08:59quadrans: Great style , I like it..
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Silver punchmarked drachm, Samprati (216-207 BC), Mauryan Empire, India (G/H574)8 viewsFive punched symbols (shown above) / Banker's mark. 19x12mm, 3.24 grams. Pataliputra mint. Mitchiner ACW 4197-4199; Gupta/Hardaker ISPC VI IV F 145 (#574). SKU 41440

Samrat Samprati was an emperor of Maurya dynasty. He was the son of Ashoka's blind son, Kunala. He succeeded his cousin, Dasharatha as Emperor of the Maurya Empire and ruled almost the entire present-day Indian subcontinent.
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1 commentsAntonivs Protti08/14/17 at 06:05Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Faustina RIC 11646 viewsFaustina I. (Senior), As
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right
Rev: AETERNITAS S-C, Providentia standing half right, head left, raising right hand and holding globe in left.
Size: 12.11g
Mint: Rome afer 146AD
Ids: Cohen 42, RIC 1164
1 commentsickster08/14/17 at 06:03Randygeki(h2): A beauty. Nice find!
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Severus Alexander RIC 1209 viewsObv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right
Rev: P M TR P XII COS III P P, Sol, radiate, walking left, holding whip and raising right hand
Size: 21mm, 2.82g
Mint: Rome, 233 AD
Ids: RIC 120; Sear 7915; RSC 440
1 commentsickster08/14/17 at 06:02Randygeki(h2): Excellent example!
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3 views1 commentsecoli08/14/17 at 06:02Randygeki(h2): Aneat looking coin
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Antoninus Pius Iconium2 views
LYCAONIA, Iconium. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ. Laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius right / Helmeted head of Athena right. von Aulock, Lykaoniens, 308; SNG France -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock 8648.
1 commentsecoli08/14/17 at 06:02Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Greek, CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 365-355 BC. AR Nomos. Fischer-Bossert 564b (this coin)18 viewsYouthful nude jockey riding horse standing right; to right, bearded herm left; below horse, TH. Rev. TAΡ[AΣ] Phalantos, with wild flowing hair, riding dolphin left, holding oinochoe in right hand. Fischer-Bossert 564b (this coin). Vlasto 410 (same obverse die). Beautifully toned and of fine style. Minor areas of flatness, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Prof. Langlotz Collection, Auctiones AG 23, 17-18 June 1993, 185.

This is a particularly charming depiction of the hero Phalanthos, with wild waving hair and an impish smile, indicating how much he is enjoying the dolphin ride.
3 commentsLeo08/14/17 at 03:22ickster: Great coin!
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03 Constantius II7 viewsConstantius II
AE 3
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, clutching, ANS in ex RIC Antioch188
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/14/17 at 02:52ickster: Great reverse. The patina highlights it well,
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Caabria Tarentum AR Stater circa 333-332 BC 21mm 7.82g 12 h9 viewsWarrior preparing to cast spear held in right hand,holding two spears and shield in left,on horse rearing right,eight rayed star on hind leg.Rev Taras holding kantharos in extended right hand,cradling trident in left arm,astride dolphin leftAP to left below small dolphin.
Vlasto 602,SNG ANS 995,HN Italy 937.
2 commentsGrant H08/14/17 at 02:51ickster: Very, very nice. The detail on the horse is amazin...
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Syracuse, Reign of Dionysius I 14 views405-367 BC (struck circa 380 BC)
Æ Drachm (32mm, 30.12g)
O: Head of Athena left., wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with olive wreath; ΣYPA before.
R: Sea-star between two dolphins.
CNS II, 62-9; HGC 2, 1436; SNG ANS 455-469; Sear 1189 (Timoleon)
ex Saint Paul Antiques
3 commentsEnodia08/14/17 at 01:48Jay GT4: Nice chunk of ancient bronze!
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03 Constantius II7 viewsConstantius II
AE 3
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, clutching, ANS in ex RIC Antioch188
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/13/17 at 15:06ecoli: Great coin
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190 Caracalla8 viewsCaracalla

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate head right
PONTIF TR P XI COS III, PROF in ex, Emperor on horseback pacing right, holding transverse spear, figure kneeling under horse's foreleg
RIC 108
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/13/17 at 13:09Canaan: Another nice one!!
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190 Caracalla8 viewsCaracalla

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate head right
PONTIF TR P XI COS III, PROF in ex, Emperor on horseback pacing right, holding transverse spear, figure kneeling under horse's foreleg
RIC 108
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/13/17 at 11:53Jay GT4: I like the younger portrait
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Greek, CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 365-355 BC. AR Nomos. Fischer-Bossert 564b (this coin)18 viewsYouthful nude jockey riding horse standing right; to right, bearded herm left; below horse, TH. Rev. TAΡ[AΣ] Phalantos, with wild flowing hair, riding dolphin left, holding oinochoe in right hand. Fischer-Bossert 564b (this coin). Vlasto 410 (same obverse die). Beautifully toned and of fine style. Minor areas of flatness, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Prof. Langlotz Collection, Auctiones AG 23, 17-18 June 1993, 185.

This is a particularly charming depiction of the hero Phalanthos, with wild waving hair and an impish smile, indicating how much he is enjoying the dolphin ride.
3 commentsLeo08/13/17 at 11:03Grant H: real nice coin
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Galba (68 - 69 A.D.)18 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΛOYK ΛIB ΣOYΛΠ ΓAΛBA KAIΣ ΣEB AV, laureate head right, LA (date) before, LA = 68 A.D.
R: ΡΩ-MH, helmeted, draped bust of Roma right, holding spear and shield.
23mm
13.6g
Milne 317, RPC 5330; Köln 223; Dattari (Savio) 314; K&G 17.6.
3 commentsMat08/13/17 at 05:32Randygeki(h2): Nice Mat!
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100 Titus 9 viewsTitus
Denarius. 79 AD. IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / CERES AVGVST, Ceres standing left, holding grain ears with poppy and sceptre.

RSC 31a RIC 3
Sear 2504
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/13/17 at 04:51Jay GT4: Nice rarity
Vlasto_410~0.jpg
Greek, CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 365-355 BC. AR Nomos. Fischer-Bossert 564b (this coin)18 viewsYouthful nude jockey riding horse standing right; to right, bearded herm left; below horse, TH. Rev. TAΡ[AΣ] Phalantos, with wild flowing hair, riding dolphin left, holding oinochoe in right hand. Fischer-Bossert 564b (this coin). Vlasto 410 (same obverse die). Beautifully toned and of fine style. Minor areas of flatness, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Prof. Langlotz Collection, Auctiones AG 23, 17-18 June 1993, 185.

This is a particularly charming depiction of the hero Phalanthos, with wild waving hair and an impish smile, indicating how much he is enjoying the dolphin ride.
3 commentsLeo08/13/17 at 04:50Jay GT4: Very nice! Congrats
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Galba (68 - 69 A.D.)18 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΛOYK ΛIB ΣOYΛΠ ΓAΛBA KAIΣ ΣEB AV, laureate head right, LA (date) before, LA = 68 A.D.
R: ΡΩ-MH, helmeted, draped bust of Roma right, holding spear and shield.
23mm
13.6g
Milne 317, RPC 5330; Köln 223; Dattari (Savio) 314; K&G 17.6.
3 commentsMat08/12/17 at 23:52Canaan: A great addition and a wish list congrats
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