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Struck A.D.383 - 386. AELIA FLACCILLA (Wife of Theodosius I). AE2 of Antioch3 viewsObverse: AEL FLACCILLA AVG. Pearl-diademed and draped bust of Aelia Flaccilla, wearing pearl necklace and earring, facing right.
Reverse: SALVS REIPVBLICAE. Victory seated on cippus facing right and inscribing Christogram (Chi-Rho) on shield which is also set on a short column (cippus). In right field, T; in exergue, ANTE.
RIC IX : 61
RARE

Aelia Flaccilla was the wife of Theodosius I, and the mother of Arcadius and Honorius. She died in A.D.386.
1 comments*Alex02/22/18 at 17:56Canaan: Nice reverse
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L. Hostilius Saserna, Crawford 448/310 viewsRoman Republic, L. Hostilius Saserna, gens Hostilia
AR - Denarius, 3.38g, 18.7mm, 35°
Rome, 48 BC
obv. Bare head of Pallor, with dishavelled hair, falling down, behind a wind instrument
rev. Cult statue of Diana Ephesus, stg. frontal, laureate, long hair falling down over her
shoulders, long floating garment, resting with raised l, hand on spear and holding with r.
hand stag, stg. l., at antlers
in l. field SASERNA in a curve upward, r. L.HOSTILIVS downward
ref.: Crawford 448/3; Sydenham 953; Hostilia 4; Sear Imperators 19; BMCRR Rome 3996;
SRCV I, 419; Kestner 3541
scarce, well centered, toned, some flat areas
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The rev. of this coin refers to the conquest of Massilia (Marseille) by Julius Caesar 1 year before at the begin of his war against Pompeius after a siege and a naval battle. Artemis Ephesia was particularly worshipped in Massilia, an ancient Greek foundation, and had its own temple.

The obv. is disputed. Today you often can read that the depicted portraits of the Hostilius coins represent Gallia and Vercingetorix. But that the Romans put on the obv. of their coins the portrait of their enemies would be very unusual. I went into the matter and actually these designations came into vogue not before the end of the 19th century, and of cause in France, when the French national sentiment was at its height. And naturally coins with the name of Vercingetorix are selling much better than without, especially today in the time of Asterix.
2 commentsJochen02/22/18 at 14:08Carausius: Very attractive example. Maybe not a.particular Ga...
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ARAB-BYZANTINE, Umayyad Caliphate. Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan. AH 41-60 / AD 661-680. or 661-697 A.D.6 viewsObverse :
KAΛON “bi-hims” بحمص
Facing bust of Byzantine emperor, holding globus cruciger; to left, KAΛON; to right, “bi-hims” in Arabic and bird’s-eye.

Reverse:
Є/M/I С/H/С - Large M
Large m; star flanked by bird’s eyes above; ground line below; Є/M/I С/H/С to left and right; “tayyib” طيب in Arabic above “dumbell” flanked by pellets in exergue.

Attribution: Sica I 538 / Walker 65v / Arab Byzantine 65; Album 110

Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan was the first Umayyad caliph , from AH 41-60 (died) / AD 661-680


From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSam02/22/18 at 13:36Sam: Thank you dear Cannan , I hope soon you find a bet...
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Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.12 g, 6h). Commemorating the Secular Games/1000th Anniversary of Rome. 11 viewsRome mint, 2nd officina. 9th emission, AD 248. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf left, suckling twins Remus and Romulus; II in exergue. RIC IV 15; RSC 178. gVF, toned, some verdigris. 4 commentsSam02/22/18 at 13:35Sam: Thank you Senior
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Roman, Julius Caesar, Imperator and Dictator, October 49 - 15 March 44 B.C.5 viewsSH45450. Silver denarius, Crawford 480/13, Sydenham 1074, Sear CRI 107d, RSC I Julius Caesar 39, BMCRR I Rome 4173, SRCV I 1414, Vagi 56, Choice gVF, magnificent portrait, weight 3.660 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 225o, Rome mint, moneyer P Sepullius Macer, Feb - Mar 44 B.C.; obverse CAESAR DICT PERPETVO, veiled and wreathed head of Caesar right; reverse P SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus standing left, Victory in extended right, long scepter in left hand, shield at feet right3 commentsJoe Sermarini02/22/18 at 13:21Sam: WoW ! Superb addition .
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Anonymous quadrantes group 02 Minerva olive tree16 viewsQuadrans
3.32 g, 16.5 mm, 12 h.
Obv. No legend. Helmeted bust of Minerva right.
Rev. Olive tree. SC in field.
RIC 9.
2 commentscckk02/22/18 at 13:20TIF: What an unusual, fascinating, and wonderful coin!
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S.850 Aethelred I5 viewsSceat of Aethelred I, king of Northumbria, first reign (774-779)
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 850
O: EDILRED
R: Fantastic animal facing right, triquetra below, cross under tail

Rare "animal type" from Aethelred's first reign. During his second reign, he changed to the moneyer name type. The animal would last be used under his successor Aelfwald.

Ex- RC
2 commentsNap02/22/18 at 12:40Nap: Thanks Droger
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Probus, Antoninianus, TEMPORVM FELICITAS5 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 277AD
22.0mm 3.60gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: TEMPORVM FELICITAS; Felicitas standing right, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
Exergue: I
Lugdunum Mint
Period 1, 3rd Emission, 1st Officina.
RIC V-2, 52; Cohen 729; Bastien 176.
Aorta: 1501: B72, O25, R168, T14, M3.
shaker303/Charles Hubbard 202212230909
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3 commentsNicholas Z02/22/18 at 06:01Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Demetrios II Nikator, Second reign, 129-125 BC. Silver tetradrachm. Tyre.5 viewsObv: Diademed head of king right.
Rev: Eagle standing on prow left, with palm branch, club surmounted by monogram and monogram in inner left field, two monograms in inner right field, monogram between legs.
References: SC 2195.5b. Newell 179. Hoover 1122.
28 mm, 13,23 g.
1 commentsCanaan02/22/18 at 06:01Randygeki(h2): Cool!
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Probus, Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP3 viewsAR Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
22.0mm 4.30gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: CLEMENTIA TEMP; Probus standing right on left, holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter.
Exergue: Γ, above line; XXI, below line.
Antioch Mint
RIC V-2, 921, Γ; Sear (2000) 11960, Γ.
Aorta: 1985: B87, O25, R13, T95, M1.
GAC-Coins 142667215337
2/3/18/ 2/20/18
1 commentsNicholas Z02/22/18 at 06:01Randygeki(h2): Great looking Probus
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Struck A.D.320. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Treveri1 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT. Two captives seated back to back at foot of standard inscribed VOT XX; in exergue, STR.
RIC VII : 258
EXTREMELY RARE

This coin is one of the issues struck in A.D.320 to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of Constantine's reign.
1 comments*Alex02/22/18 at 06:00Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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006a. Claudia2 viewsEGYPT, Alexandria. Nero, with Claudia. AD 54-68. BI Tetradrachm (22mm, 10.74 g, 12h). Dated RY 3 (AD 56/57). Laureate head of Nero right / Draped bust of Claudia Octavia right; L Γ (date) below chin. Köln 122-4; Dattari (Savio) 190; K&G 14.7; RPC I 5202; Emmett 127.3. Near VF. Ex - CNG

Furthermore, the carefully contrived marriage between Octavia and Nero was a disaster on a personal level. Nero soon embarked on a serious relationship with a freedman named Acte, and more importantly developed an active dislike for his wife. "Quickly feeling aversion to intimacy with Octavia, he replied to his friends who were finding fault with him that she ought to be satisfied with the outward trappings of a wife." This antipthy was not likely to produce offspring who would unite the Julian and Claudian lines. By 58 Nero was becoming involved with a freeborn mistress, Poppaea, whom he would want to make his empress in exchange for Octavia. But the legitimacy of his principate derived from his relationship with his predecessor, and he was not so secure that he could do without the connection with Claudius provided through his mother and his wife. In 59 he was able to arrange for Agrippina's death, but it was not until 62 that he felt free to divorce Octavia and marry Poppaea. The initial grounds for putting Octavia aside was the charge that she was barren because she had had no children. But a more aggressive attack was needed when opposition arose from those who still challenged Nero's prncipate and remained loyal to Octavia as the last representative of her family. With the connivance of Poppaea, charges of adultery were added, Octavia was banished to Campania and then to the island of Pandataria off the coast, and finally killed. Her severed head was sent to Rome.
1 commentsecoli02/22/18 at 06:00Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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Hendin-524 / 12153 viewsHerod Antipas - full denomination (year 43 = 39/40 AD)
11.65 grams
ex. CNG
1 commentscmcdon092302/22/18 at 02:03Aarmale: Great example of an interesting type
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RPC II 1970 Vespasianus22 viewsObv: AYTOKPATΩP KAICAP CEBACTOC OYECΠACIANOC, laureate head right
Rev: ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY A, Eagle with wreath in beak on a club to left; in left field, palm branch
AR/Tetradrachm (26.42 mm 12.000 g 12 h) Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 69 A.D.
RPC 1970 - Prieur 132
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 43 Lot 343
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/21/18 at 22:40David Atherton: Good example!
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RPC II 1374 Domitianus24 viewsObv: ΔOMETIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC ΓEPMANIKOC, laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: EΠI ACKLHΠIAΔOY ΔIOΔOTOY AP T B ANKYPANΩΝ, Zeus standing left, holding anchor and sceptre; to left eagle
AE26 (25.84 mm 9.326 g 10h) Struck in Ancyra (Phrygia)
RPC II 1374 (only one example recorded, in Paris: same obverse die)
Purchased from Savoca oin eBay
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/21/18 at 21:02Jay GT4: I saw this and didn't bid. Nice find
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RPC II 1970 Vespasianus22 viewsObv: AYTOKPATΩP KAICAP CEBACTOC OYECΠACIANOC, laureate head right
Rev: ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY A, Eagle with wreath in beak on a club to left; in left field, palm branch
AR/Tetradrachm (26.42 mm 12.000 g 12 h) Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 69 A.D.
RPC 1970 - Prieur 132
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 43 Lot 343
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/21/18 at 21:02Jay GT4: Great one!
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Probus, Antoninianus, TEMPORVM FELICITAS5 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 277AD
22.0mm 3.60gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: TEMPORVM FELICITAS; Felicitas standing right, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
Exergue: I
Lugdunum Mint
Period 1, 3rd Emission, 1st Officina.
RIC V-2, 52; Cohen 729; Bastien 176.
Aorta: 1501: B72, O25, R168, T14, M3.
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3 commentsNicholas Z02/21/18 at 20:25okidoki: Congrats
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, C. Vibius Pansa Denarius7 viewsRome, The Republic.
C. Vibius Pansa, 90 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.87g).

Obv: PANSA; mask of Pan, facing right.

Rev: C. VIBIV[S C F]; mask of Silenus, facing right.

Reference: Crawford 342/2; Sydenham 688 (R6); BMCRR Rome 2309

Provenance: ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli (d. 2001) Collection [NAC 92 (23 May 2016), Lot 308]; ex Munzen und Medaillen 61 (7-8 Oct 1982), Lot 266; ex Auctiones 7 (1977), Lot 554.

Naming puns on ancient coins became popular early with the Greeks (i.e. celery plant on coins of Selinos) and continued with the Romans. C. Vibius Pansa liked to joke about his name by depicting Pan on his coins. This denarius is a rare variety with the names beneath the portraits, rather than behind. Silenus’ portrait has a characteristic die break in the eye socket that nearly all coins struck from this die share - see Crawford's plate coin and RBW's coin for other examples of this die break. Either the die failed early, or most extant specimens were struck late.
2 commentsCarausius02/21/18 at 20:17okidoki: very nice
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Roman, Julius Caesar, Imperator and Dictator, October 49 - 15 March 44 B.C.5 viewsSH45450. Silver denarius, Crawford 480/13, Sydenham 1074, Sear CRI 107d, RSC I Julius Caesar 39, BMCRR I Rome 4173, SRCV I 1414, Vagi 56, Choice gVF, magnificent portrait, weight 3.660 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 225o, Rome mint, moneyer P Sepullius Macer, Feb - Mar 44 B.C.; obverse CAESAR DICT PERPETVO, veiled and wreathed head of Caesar right; reverse P SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus standing left, Victory in extended right, long scepter in left hand, shield at feet right3 commentsJoe Sermarini02/21/18 at 20:09okidoki: excellent obverse
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Trajan, RIC 535, Sestertius of AD 104-10762 viewsĆ Sestertius (28,58g, Ř 34mm, 6h). Rome, AD 104-107.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate 3/4 frontal left, paludament & balteus.
Rev.: , Trajan, in military dress, cloak floating behind, on horse prancing right, riding over Dacian fallen in front of horse.
RIC 535 (scarce); Strack 360; Banti 218; MIR 203q+
7 commentsCharles S02/21/18 at 18:30imperator: w w
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Septimius Severus, AE27, VI φΑνCTINIANOY MAΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛITΩN5 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial
Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Consular Legate: Julius Faustinianus
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 207 - 210AD
27.0mm 10.8gr 2h
O: AY Λ CεΠΤΙ CεΥΗΡΟC Π; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right, seen from behind.
R: VI φΑνCTINIANOY MAΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛITΩN; Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head left, wreath in its beak.
AMNG I 576, var. (obverse legend); SNG Copenhagen 270; SNG Budapest 71; Varbanov 770, var. (obverse legend); BMC 8.
treewalk123/John Tucker 132497106103
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2 commentsNicholas Z02/21/18 at 15:35Nicholas Z: I like the curls and detail in his beard.
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Septimius Severus, AE27, ΟVΛΠΑΙΝΩΝ ΑΓΧΙΑΛΕΩΝ5 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial
Anchialus, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
27.0mm 8.20gr 0h
O: AV K Λ CεΠΤ CεVΗΡΟC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: ΟVΛΠΑΙΝΩΝ ΑΓΧΙΑΛΕΩΝ; Septimius Severus, on horse, leaping right, holding spear.
AMNG I 476; Moushmov 2814; Varbanov 232.
treewalk123/John Tucker 132497115357
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2 commentsNicholas Z02/21/18 at 15:34Nicholas Z: Yeah, it's pretty cool!
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Probus, Antoninianus, TEMPORVM FELICITAS5 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 277AD
22.0mm 3.60gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: TEMPORVM FELICITAS; Felicitas standing right, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
Exergue: I
Lugdunum Mint
Period 1, 3rd Emission, 1st Officina.
RIC V-2, 52; Cohen 729; Bastien 176.
Aorta: 1501: B72, O25, R168, T14, M3.
shaker303/Charles Hubbard 202212230909
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3 commentsNicholas Z02/21/18 at 15:29Mat: Nice portrait and reverse
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Carus et Carinus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
CARVS ET CARINVS AVGG; Jugate busts of Carus, radiate and cuirassed, and Carinus, radiate and draped, right.
VICTORIA AVGG; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; A in left field.
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC V, 143
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/21/18 at 15:06Barnaba6: Jugate busts are always very desirable! Great coin...
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Probus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed half lenght bust l., holding Globe with Victory in right and Parazonium in left hand.
RESTITVTOR ORBIS; Emperor with lance stg. right recieves Globe from Jupiter. in Field M S
Ex: KAB
Serdica
RIC -
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/21/18 at 15:03Barnaba6: Wonderful bust type directly inherited from Aureli...
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Probus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate bust in imperial mantle to left.
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Emperor on horse to right, spearing enemy.
K.A.Δ.
Serdica
RIC 877var.
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/21/18 at 15:01Barnaba6: Rare and desirable bust type in excellent conditio...
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Antiochus I Soter, AE17, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ5 viewsAE17
Antiochus I Soter
King: 281 - 261BC
O: NO LEGEND; Diademed head, right.
R: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ; Apollo on omphalos, seated left, examining arrow.
Antioch Mint
Exergue: B?, Monogram, left field; Delta/Epsilon Monogram, right field.
HGC 9, 169; SNG Spaer 209; SC 351.
JAZ Numismatics/John Zielinski Auction 120, Lot 14.
1/25/18 2/20/18
1 commentsNicholas Z02/21/18 at 14:52Mat: I like the colors
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Septimius Severus, AE27, ΟVΛΠΑΙΝΩΝ ΑΓΧΙΑΛΕΩΝ5 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial
Anchialus, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
27.0mm 8.20gr 0h
O: AV K Λ CεΠΤ CεVΗΡΟC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: ΟVΛΠΑΙΝΩΝ ΑΓΧΙΑΛΕΩΝ; Septimius Severus, on horse, leaping right, holding spear.
AMNG I 476; Moushmov 2814; Varbanov 232.
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2 commentsNicholas Z02/21/18 at 14:51Mat: Sweet reverse!
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Septimius Severus, AE27, VI φΑνCTINIANOY MAΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛITΩN5 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial
Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Consular Legate: Julius Faustinianus
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 207 - 210AD
27.0mm 10.8gr 2h
O: AY Λ CεΠΤΙ CεΥΗΡΟC Π; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right, seen from behind.
R: VI φΑνCTINIANOY MAΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛITΩN; Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head left, wreath in its beak.
AMNG I 576, var. (obverse legend); SNG Copenhagen 270; SNG Budapest 71; Varbanov 770, var. (obverse legend); BMC 8.
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2 commentsNicholas Z02/21/18 at 14:51Mat: A nice portrait Nic
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RPC II 1970 Vespasianus22 viewsObv: AYTOKPATΩP KAICAP CEBACTOC OYECΠACIANOC, laureate head right
Rev: ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY A, Eagle with wreath in beak on a club to left; in left field, palm branch
AR/Tetradrachm (26.42 mm 12.000 g 12 h) Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 69 A.D.
RPC 1970 - Prieur 132
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 43 Lot 343
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/21/18 at 14:51Mat: A beauty, congrats!
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Augustus, with Agrippa  (27. B.C. 14 A.D.)10 viewsGAUL, Nemausus
Ć As
O:  Heads of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus right, wearing oak wreath, back to back.  IMP above, DIVI F below.
R: Crocodile right chained to palm branch with long vertical fronds; above, wreath with long ties, palms below; COL NEM flanking vertical palm.
Nemausus mint, 9-3 B.C
10.26g
27mm
RPC I 524; RIC 1 158
2 commentsMat02/21/18 at 12:09David Atherton: Nice example!
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius4 viewsAntoninus Pius (138-161), Sestertius, Rome, AD 148-149; AE ( 33 mm./21.92 g.);
ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head r., Rv. COS - IIII, Aequitas standing l., holding scales and cornucopiae; in field, S - C.

RIC 885

1 commentsTanit02/21/18 at 10:35Gary W2: Beautiful surfaces.
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Roman, Julius Caesar, Imperator and Dictator, October 49 - 15 March 44 B.C.5 viewsSH45450. Silver denarius, Crawford 480/13, Sydenham 1074, Sear CRI 107d, RSC I Julius Caesar 39, BMCRR I Rome 4173, SRCV I 1414, Vagi 56, Choice gVF, magnificent portrait, weight 3.660 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 225o, Rome mint, moneyer P Sepullius Macer, Feb - Mar 44 B.C.; obverse CAESAR DICT PERPETVO, veiled and wreathed head of Caesar right; reverse P SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus standing left, Victory in extended right, long scepter in left hand, shield at feet right3 commentsJoe Sermarini02/21/18 at 10:12Gary W2: 10 STARS! Just beautiful!
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Domitian RIC-58546 viewsAR Denarius, 3.04g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 585 (R2). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection

This denarius is from a very common issue struck in 88 which is peppered with exceedingly rare variants. Here we have an obverse legend spelling of 'GERMAN' instead of the much more common 'GERM'. The experimental nature of the scarce variants perhaps ties them with the Secular Games which were held later the same year. After 88, new legends and reverse designs did not make another appearance on Domitian's denarius issues until the last year (or months) of his reign in 95-96.

Fine portrait on a broad flan.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/21/18 at 08:22David Atherton: Thaks andi89 for informing me of the mistake. It i...
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132 - Probus - RIC 861 var. - Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (Serdica) (Γ) 4 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, holding globe, whip and billowing cloak.
Minted in Serdica (Γ in exe) Emission 3 Officina 3.
Reference:– RIC 861 var. Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (This bust type is not listed in RIC. This issue mark is not listed for this mint).

There is growing evidence that this coin forms part of an unlisted second series of mintmarks used during the third emission of Serdica using Greek letters that ran in parallel to the Roman equivalent.

A fascinating coin with lots of fine detail.
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/21/18 at 06:06Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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Domitian RIC-58546 viewsAR Denarius, 3.04g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 585 (R2). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection

This denarius is from a very common issue struck in 88 which is peppered with exceedingly rare variants. Here we have an obverse legend spelling of 'GERMAN' instead of the much more common 'GERM'. The experimental nature of the scarce variants perhaps ties them with the Secular Games which were held later the same year. After 88, new legends and reverse designs did not make another appearance on Domitian's denarius issues until the last year (or months) of his reign in 95-96.

Fine portrait on a broad flan.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/21/18 at 06:05Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #217 views050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #2
avers: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Draped bust right
revers: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, holding the long torch with both hands.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,57g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 211-217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-373A (Caracalla), p-, RSC-32, (Caracalla), BMC-1, Sear-7100,
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans02/21/18 at 06:04Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 363a (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1 Wife of Caracalla,17 views052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 363a (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers:- PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair coiled in vertical or horizontal ridges and fastened in a bun.
revers:- CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-363a (Caracalla), p-269, RSC-1, BMC-411,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/21/18 at 06:04Randygeki(h2): A beauty
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Augustus, with Agrippa  (27. B.C. 14 A.D.)10 viewsGAUL, Nemausus
Ć As
O:  Heads of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus right, wearing oak wreath, back to back.  IMP above, DIVI F below.
R: Crocodile right chained to palm branch with long vertical fronds; above, wreath with long ties, palms below; COL NEM flanking vertical palm.
Nemausus mint, 9-3 B.C
10.26g
27mm
RPC I 524; RIC 1 158
2 commentsMat02/21/18 at 06:03Randygeki(h2): Nice one Mat. Great patina and a nice surface.
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Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar (139-161 A.D.)18 viewsAR Denarius
O: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, bare head right.
R: PIETAS AVG, sacrificial implements: knife, sprinkler, ewer, lituus and simpulum.
Rome Mint 140-144 A.D.
3.3g
20mm
RIC 424a[pius], RSC 451, BMCRE IV (A. Pius) 277, SRCV II 4786

Scarce
4 commentsMat02/21/18 at 06:03Randygeki(h2): Nice portrait
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Philippos Philadelphos (Posthumous), 93-83 BC. Nominal: AR tetradrachm. City: Antioch.5 viewsObv .: Diad. King's head to the right.
Rev .: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛΛIΠΠOY ... Zeus is enthroned to the left, holding scepter and Nike.
Condition: fine to very fine.
Dimensions: 15.06g, 25mm.
Newell: 441, BMC: 10, Sear: 7196.
1 commentsCanaan02/21/18 at 06:02Randygeki(h2): I like this one a lot. cool addition/
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Ariobarzanes III., 63-52 BC. AR Drachm. Mazaca.7 viewsObv .: Diademed King's Head to the right.
Rev .: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY Athena stands to the left, holding Nike, spear and shield, monogram in front of it.   Condition: almost very fine,minor scratches.
Dimensions: 4,43g, 15mm. BMC: 1.
2 commentsCanaan02/21/18 at 06:02Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Ancient Judaea, Procuratorial: Coponius (6-9 CE) Ć Prutah, Jerusalem, RY 36 of Augustus (Hendin 1328; TJC 311; RPC 4954)7 viewsObv: KAICA-POC; grain ear
Rev: Palm tree; across field, date (L Λς)
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/21/18 at 04:05Stkp: nice example
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Athens New Style Tetradrachm 146/5 BC5 viewsObs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
34 mm Thompson issue 18
Thompson catalogue:Obs Gaziantep 146?:Rev NEW?
Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
below control mark ME
2 magistrates : XAPΙ ΗPA
RF symbol : Cock with Palm
All within a surrounding olive wreath
1 commentscicerokid02/20/18 at 23:10Jay GT4: Nice! On my wish list
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132 - Probus - RIC 0833 viewsObv:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right holding spear
Rev:- MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy
Minted in Lugdunum (II) Emission 5 Officina 2. End A.D. 277 to Early A.D. 278
References:- RIC 83. Bastien 218 (5 examples cited)

3.91 gms. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/20/18 at 20:02Julianus of Pannonia: Nice bust type!
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Domitian RIC-58546 viewsAR Denarius, 3.04g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 585 (R2). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection

This denarius is from a very common issue struck in 88 which is peppered with exceedingly rare variants. Here we have an obverse legend spelling of 'GERMAN' instead of the much more common 'GERM'. The experimental nature of the scarce variants perhaps ties them with the Secular Games which were held later the same year. After 88, new legends and reverse designs did not make another appearance on Domitian's denarius issues until the last year (or months) of his reign in 95-96.

Fine portrait on a broad flan.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/20/18 at 18:49andi89: An AVG missing in description of avers legend...co...
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Class = E [005]26 views4.02 grams
25.49 mm
Attributed to CONSTANTINE X (1059-1067)
SEAR 1855
2 commentscmcdon092302/20/18 at 17:16Kevin P: Very nice!
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Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.12 g, 6h). Commemorating the Secular Games/1000th Anniversary of Rome. 11 viewsRome mint, 2nd officina. 9th emission, AD 248. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf left, suckling twins Remus and Romulus; II in exergue. RIC IV 15; RSC 178. gVF, toned, some verdigris. 4 commentsSam02/20/18 at 14:43Canaan: Nice wolf
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ARAB-BYZANTINE, Umayyad Caliphate. Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan. AH 41-60 / AD 661-680. or 661-697 A.D.6 viewsObverse :
KAΛON “bi-hims” بحمص
Facing bust of Byzantine emperor, holding globus cruciger; to left, KAΛON; to right, “bi-hims” in Arabic and bird’s-eye.

Reverse:
Є/M/I С/H/С - Large M
Large m; star flanked by bird’s eyes above; ground line below; Є/M/I С/H/С to left and right; “tayyib” طيب in Arabic above “dumbell” flanked by pellets in exergue.

Attribution: Sica I 538 / Walker 65v / Arab Byzantine 65; Album 110

Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan was the first Umayyad caliph , from AH 41-60 (died) / AD 661-680


From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSam02/20/18 at 14:42Canaan: Great addition on my list!!!
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Domitian RIC-58546 viewsAR Denarius, 3.04g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 585 (R2). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection

This denarius is from a very common issue struck in 88 which is peppered with exceedingly rare variants. Here we have an obverse legend spelling of 'GERMAN' instead of the much more common 'GERM'. The experimental nature of the scarce variants perhaps ties them with the Secular Games which were held later the same year. After 88, new legends and reverse designs did not make another appearance on Domitian's denarius issues until the last year (or months) of his reign in 95-96.

Fine portrait on a broad flan.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/20/18 at 14:32Mat: another nice find
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Antiochus II Theos. 261-246 B.C.2 viewsAntiochus II Theos. 261-246 B.C. Ae 12.9~13.3mm. 1.90g. Sardes mint. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ, Kithara; anchor below, monogram to outer right. SC 528 var.; SNG Spaer 365-366; Houghton 603; Hoover 146. 1 commentsddwau02/20/18 at 13:25Stkp: very attractive coin
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Gallienus - Doe Right3 viewsObverse:- IMPGAL[LIEN]VSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- [D]IANAECONSA[VG], Doe standing right, looking left
Exergue:- [E]
RIC 176 var GOBL 728z var CUNETIO 1357 var CMR 10bb5

The standard right facing bust with both ties off the shoulder (type F Gobl, type b CMR) is not a very common bust, most examples come from the tigress type, but they have been recorded on left & right facing centaurs, left facing stags and right facing XI gazelles. Now we can add the Doe standing right facing left type to this list.

This particular coin has a IMP prefix on the bust legend. As far as I know it is the only recorded example of this f type bust with the IMP GALLIENVS legend.
1 commentsnogoodnicksleft02/20/18 at 13:22Stkp: nice find
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Domitian RIC-58546 viewsAR Denarius, 3.04g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 585 (R2). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection

This denarius is from a very common issue struck in 88 which is peppered with exceedingly rare variants. Here we have an obverse legend spelling of 'GERMAN' instead of the much more common 'GERM'. The experimental nature of the scarce variants perhaps ties them with the Secular Games which were held later the same year. After 88, new legends and reverse designs did not make another appearance on Domitian's denarius issues until the last year (or months) of his reign in 95-96.

Fine portrait on a broad flan.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/20/18 at 13:01FlaviusDomitianus: Looks like a die-match with mine
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Ariobarzanes III., 63-52 BC. AR Drachm. Mazaca.7 viewsObv .: Diademed King's Head to the right.
Rev .: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY Athena stands to the left, holding Nike, spear and shield, monogram in front of it.   Condition: almost very fine,minor scratches.
Dimensions: 4,43g, 15mm. BMC: 1.
2 commentsCanaan02/20/18 at 12:10Jay GT4: Interesting Athena
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Tacitus7 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to left.
PAX AVGVSTI; Pax stg. left Holding transverse scepter and branch.
Ex: P
Ticinum
RIC 150 var.
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/20/18 at 12:09Jay GT4: Really great portrait and reverse
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Probus7 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, helmeted heroically 3/4 nude bust right, wearing paludament, holding spear and shield seen from inner side.
CONSERVAT AVG; Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding globe.
Ex: TXXT
Ticinum
RIC 349var.
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/20/18 at 12:08Jay GT4: Great bust type
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Numerianus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP NUMERIANVS AVG; Radiate draped and cuirassed bust to right
VNDIQVE VICTORES; Emperor with spear and globe stg. left, to his both sides a captive.
Ex: KAS
Rome
RIC 423f
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/20/18 at 12:07Jay GT4: Outstanding
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Maximianus Herculius8 viewsAE-Antoninianus
MAXIMIANVS AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust to right.
VIRTVTI AVGG; Hercules to right wrestling with nemean lion.
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC 457 ; B.228 pl. XVI (2 ex)
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/20/18 at 12:07Jay GT4: That's a great looking coin!
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Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII Epiphanes. 125-121 B.C.1 viewsCleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII Epiphanes. 125-121 B.C. Ae 18.5~19.7mm. 5.27g. Ake-Ptolemaďs mint, Dated (ΗΠΡ) S.E. 188 (125/4 B.C.). Obv: Diademed and radiate head of Antiochus VIII, right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΠΑΣ KAI ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ,
headdress of Isis; monogram high in inner right field. SC 2274.2a; HGC 9, 1191.
1 commentsddwau02/20/18 at 12:06Jay GT4: I like the reverse
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Domitian RIC-58546 viewsAR Denarius, 3.04g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 585 (R2). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection

This denarius is from a very common issue struck in 88 which is peppered with exceedingly rare variants. Here we have an obverse legend spelling of 'GERMAN' instead of the much more common 'GERM'. The experimental nature of the scarce variants perhaps ties them with the Secular Games which were held later the same year. After 88, new legends and reverse designs did not make another appearance on Domitian's denarius issues until the last year (or months) of his reign in 95-96.

Fine portrait on a broad flan.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/20/18 at 12:05Jay GT4: Great eye David
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, C. Vibius Pansa Denarius7 viewsRome, The Republic.
C. Vibius Pansa, 90 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.87g).

Obv: PANSA; mask of Pan, facing right.

Rev: C. VIBIV[S C F]; mask of Silenus, facing right.

Reference: Crawford 342/2; Sydenham 688 (R6); BMCRR Rome 2309

Provenance: ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli (d. 2001) Collection [NAC 92 (23 May 2016), Lot 308]; ex Munzen und Medaillen 61 (7-8 Oct 1982), Lot 266; ex Auctiones 7 (1977), Lot 554.

Naming puns on ancient coins became popular early with the Greeks (i.e. celery plant on coins of Selinos) and continued with the Romans. C. Vibius Pansa liked to joke about his name by depicting Pan on his coins. This denarius is a rare variety with the names beneath the portraits, rather than behind. Silenus’ portrait has a characteristic die break in the eye socket that nearly all coins struck from this die share - see Crawford's plate coin and RBW's coin for other examples of this die break. Either the die failed early, or most extant specimens were struck late.
2 commentsCarausius02/20/18 at 11:57Pharsalos: Magnificent Pan, amazing coin.
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Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar (139-161 A.D.)18 viewsAR Denarius
O: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, bare head right.
R: PIETAS AVG, sacrificial implements: knife, sprinkler, ewer, lituus and simpulum.
Rome Mint 140-144 A.D.
3.3g
20mm
RIC 424a[pius], RSC 451, BMCRE IV (A. Pius) 277, SRCV II 4786

Scarce
4 commentsMat02/19/18 at 23:28Jay GT4: No beard early portrait. Nice
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Cilicia, Ninica-Claudiopolis, Maximinus I, SNG Levante Supp. 170 (plate coin)120 viewsMaximinus I AD 235-236
AE 30 mm, 14.59 g
obv. IMP.CAES.SA.IVL.VER.MAXI / MINVS
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NINIC COL CLA / VDIOPO / L
She-wolf standing right under Ruminal fig tree, head l., suckling the twins
Remus and Romulus
SNG Levante 618 (same dies); SNG Levante Supp. 170 (this coin); SNG Paris 791 (same dies); SNG von Aulock 5775 (same dies)
Choice EF, nice olive-brown patina, rare this nice.
published on www.wildwinds.com

The fig tree was sanctified to the goddess Rumina. Later the twins were found by the shepherd Faustulus. The rest is well-known!
The legend is in Latin because the city was a Roman colonia. The she-wolf looks a bit like a horse!
6 commentsJochen02/19/18 at 22:35Stkp: very nice!!
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Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar (139-161 A.D.)18 viewsAR Denarius
O: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, bare head right.
R: PIETAS AVG, sacrificial implements: knife, sprinkler, ewer, lituus and simpulum.
Rome Mint 140-144 A.D.
3.3g
20mm
RIC 424a[pius], RSC 451, BMCRE IV (A. Pius) 277, SRCV II 4786

Scarce
4 commentsMat02/19/18 at 20:32quadrans: Nice early denarius..
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Hendin-530 / 12291 viewsHerod Philip - AE19 (year 34 = 30/31 AD)
6.41 grams
ex. CNG
1 commentscmcdon092302/19/18 at 18:02Canaan: Good for you to acquire this rarity, on myy list!!...
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Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar (139-161 A.D.)18 viewsAR Denarius
O: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, bare head right.
R: PIETAS AVG, sacrificial implements: knife, sprinkler, ewer, lituus and simpulum.
Rome Mint 140-144 A.D.
3.3g
20mm
RIC 424a[pius], RSC 451, BMCRE IV (A. Pius) 277, SRCV II 4786

Scarce
4 commentsMat02/19/18 at 15:53okidoki: congrats Mat
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Leo VI the Wise. 886-912. Ć 40 Nummi , Follis 7 viewsConstantinople mint. + LЄOn ЬAS ILЄVS ROm’, crowned half-length bust facing, holding akakia / +LЄOn/Єn ӨЄO ЬA/SILЄVS R/OmЄOn in four lines. a EF.2 commentsSam02/19/18 at 15:38Sam: Thank you dear friend Jay , it is always a pleasur...
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Macedonian Kingdom. Philip II (359-336 B.C.)14 viewsSear 6696-6698 var.; SNG ANS 850-851.

AE unit, 6.25 g., 18.16 min. max., 0°

Obv.: Diademed head of Apollo right.

Rev.: Youth on horseback riding right, ΦIΛIΠΠOY above, spearhead below.

The obverse features the head of Apollo, who became the tutelary deity of Philip in 353 B.C. during the Third Sacred War. Vowing he would fight on behalf of the god, whose sacred Treasury at Delphi had been stolen, precipitating the conflict, he used the war as an opportunity to expand his control in Greece. The rider on the reverse, similar to the reverse of his tetradrachms, ostensibly extols his victory in the horse race at the Olympic Games in 356 B.C. However, the reverse also recalls the earlier Macedonian royal types, possibly an attempt to emphasize his Macedonian ancestry.
2 commentsStkp02/19/18 at 12:19*Alex: Yes, I like this one too.
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French Jeton of Louis XV0 viewsFeuardent 13230

AE, 4.75 g., 24.65 mm max., 180°

Minted in Nuremberg.

Obv: LVD. XV. D. G. -- FR. ET. N. REX., laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Louis XV to left.

Rev: VIS ANIMICUM CORPORE CRESCIT (=The strength of the mind grows at the same time as the body/courage grows with the body), Apollo standing facing, looking to right, right hand on hip, left on bow, trampling on a winged monster.
1 commentsStkp02/19/18 at 12:04*Alex: I have this one in my own gallery, same dies, but ...
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Jeton, Brass, 1.11 g.,21.66 mm max., 0°.1 viewsMinted in Nuremberg by Ernest Ludwig Sigmund Lauer (active 1783-1833).

Obv: MINE --RVA, bust of Minerva facing left.

Rev: I. EL S LAUER RECHEN PFENING, two birds standing right on branch.
1 commentsStkp02/19/18 at 11:59*Alex: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush do you...
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Galeria Valeria AD 305-311, AE follis of Thessalonica. RIC VI#361 views
Galeria Valeria AD 305-311, AE follis of Thessalonica. 27.63mm/ 5.79 grams

Obverse > GAL VALE-RIA AVG, Diademed bust facing, head right, hair weaved in rows and curled around side of head at base of neck, wearing embroidered robes with two necklaces.

Reverse > VENERI V-ICTRICI,Venus standing facing, head left, apple in uplifted right hand, raising drapery over left shoulder with left hand. Star in left field,Gamma in right field.

Mintmark > dot SM dot TS dot. RIC VI #36 Thessalonica ; Officina 3, AD December 308- May 310.


1 commentsPaul R302/19/18 at 09:41Canaan: Very nice!!!
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052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 363a (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1 Wife of Caracalla,17 views052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 363a (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers:- PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair coiled in vertical or horizontal ridges and fastened in a bun.
revers:- CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-363a (Caracalla), p-269, RSC-1, BMC-411,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/19/18 at 09:40Canaan: Great addition!!!
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053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 101, Laodicea ad Mare, AR-Denarius, VICT AETERN, Victory flying left, 16 views053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 101, Laodicea ad Mare, AR-Denarius, VICT AETERN, Victory flying left,
avers: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, Bare-headed, and draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers: VICT AE TE RN, Victory flying left, holding an open in wreath in both hands over a shield set on a low base.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 19,0mm, weight: 3,15g, axis:0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare, date: 200-202 A.D., ref: RIC -IV-I 101, BMCRE 723, RSC 206,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/19/18 at 09:39Canaan: Very nice!!!
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050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #217 views050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #2
avers: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Draped bust right
revers: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, holding the long torch with both hands.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,57g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 211-217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-373A (Caracalla), p-, RSC-32, (Caracalla), BMC-1, Sear-7100,
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans02/19/18 at 02:12Enodia: Beautiful coin!
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 230, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVII COS III P P, Salus seated left, #119 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 230, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVII COS III P P, Salus seated left, #1
avers:- SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right.
revers:- P M TR P XVII COS III P P, Salus seated left, feeding snake held in her arms.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-20,5mm, weight: 3,34g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 209 A.D.,ref: RIC IV-I 230, RSC-531,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/18/18 at 17:51okidoki: Nice beard Joe
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Probus8 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 Pannonia02/18/18 at 12:31shanxi: nice example, he looks worried
ELYMAIS_21_1_1-2_var_Unidentified_King_left.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Unidentified King (uncertain dates)7 viewsvan't Haaff 21.2.1-1 var. (facing left and dots on reverse); de Morgan --; BMC plate XLII, 22-25 var.; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE unit (denomination undetermined), 1.90 g., 10.89 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Bust facing left, side whiskers, hair tuft at back of head

Rev: Upturned crescent with dot above and below, all within wreath

According to van't Haaf, too few of these coins are known to determine their denomination. Further, on the few coins that were then known, too little detail on the obverse remained to obtain a complete description, other than that the bust faces right. There are now sufficient examples from which to do so. This coin is unusual in that the bust faces left. Those that were then known have three dots below the crescent and none above. Yet the type appears to be more common with one dot above and another below.
2 commentsStkp02/18/18 at 12:19Paul R3: Nice find and great reverse.
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M. Acilius M.f, Denarius4 viewsM. Acilius M.f, Denarius

RRC 255/1
130 b.c.

Av: Helmeted head of Roma right, M•ACILIVS•M•F• around within two dotted lines.
Rv: Hercules, holding trophy and club, in slow quadriga right; ROMA in exergue.

From Martina Dieterle, World Money Fair, Berlin, 03.02.2017 (as Ex Roma X1, 7.4.2016)
3 commentsNorbert02/18/18 at 11:30okidoki: interesting obverse
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5940 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 134-35 AD Hermanubis standing4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5940; Köln 1146; D1387; Emmett 858

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ or L ΙΘ = year 19

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, left

Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ
Hermanubis standing facing, head r., holding caduceus and palm-branch; to l., jackal

13.51 gr
mm
h

Note.
(Münzhandlung) Kobe von Koppenfels. und aus Auktion AUCTIONES AG, Basel 26 (1996),401.
1 commentsokidoki02/18/18 at 11:23shanxi: perfect example with interesting reverse
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Denar, RIC 3, p.093, 500b - Faustina II, Concordia standing4 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG ANTO-NINI AVG PII FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: CONCOR-DIA, Concordia standing, head right, holding cornucopia and raising skirt with her right hand
Ag, 20mm, 2.89g
Ref.: RIC III 500b, RSC 44, CRE 163 [S]
1 commentsshanxi02/18/18 at 10:38okidoki: very nice odd way of "holding cornucopia"
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Aurelianus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right; Cuirass decorated with: Emperor standing right, receiving Victory from Roma seated left on shield, holding spear.
IOVI CONSER; Emperor standing right, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, both holding sceptre.
Ex: S
Serdica
RIC 129
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/18/18 at 09:28quadrans: Ohh, It is great..., the bust are extraordinary..
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Domitian RIC-55536 viewsAR Denarius, 2.88g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 555 (R2). BMC p. 325 note. RSC 233a.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII across field; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection.

88 AD was the year Domitian held the Secular Games and the Rome mint struck a series of denarii with reverses that explicitly commemorated the event. Additionally, the mint was experimenting with the denarius' standard Minerva reverse designs and legends. These special Minerva issues struck early in 88 may have a connection to the games as well. This denarius has the normal Minerva with spear (M4) but unusually has the consular date across field and lacks the IMP number. Denarii with the legends across field are very rare. It is a Reverse die match with the RIC plate coin, a good indication of how rare the type is.

A bit under weight, but in fine style and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/18/18 at 09:07Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Elaia, Athena, wreath, Hemiobol5 viewsElaia
Asia Minor, Aiolis
AR Hemiobol, 450-400 BC
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev.: olive wreath
Ag, 6mm, 0.28g
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 7680 var. (head left), obverse die match with "CNG Elec. Auc. 334 (9/2014), lot 59"
1 commentsshanxi02/17/18 at 21:29quadrans: Nice piece..
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Carinus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
CARINVS NOBIL CAES; Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
PRINCIPI IVVENTVT; Emperor standing left, holding globe and spear; Retrograde C in left field.
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC 150
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/17/18 at 21:28quadrans: Another nice piece..
051_Caracalla_RIC_IV-I_300_AR-Den,_ANTONINVS_PIVS_AVG_GERM,_INDVLGENTIAE_AVG,_RSC-103,_BMC-68,_Rome,_213_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_18-19,5mm,_3,03g-s.jpg
051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 300, Rome, AR-Denarius, INDVLGENTIAE AVG, Indulgentia seated left,30 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 300, Rome, AR-Denarius, INDVLGENTIAE AVG, Indulgentia seated left,
avers:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate head right.
revers:- INDVLGENTIAE AVG, Indulgentia seated left holding patera and scepter.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,5mm, weight: 3,03g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 213 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-300, p-, RSC-103, BMC-68,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/17/18 at 19:42okidoki: Nice quality
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Carinus9 viewsAE-Antoninianus
CARINVS NOBIL CAES; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right, holding staff over left shoulder
SAECVLI FELICITAS; Emperor stg. right holding spear and globe; C in right Field
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC.152 ; B.496 pl. LI (5 ex.)
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/17/18 at 19:30quadrans: Great coin , and details,
ELYMAIS_21_1_1-2_var_Unidentified_King_left.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Unidentified King (uncertain dates)7 viewsvan't Haaff 21.2.1-1 var. (facing left and dots on reverse); de Morgan --; BMC plate XLII, 22-25 var.; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE unit (denomination undetermined), 1.90 g., 10.89 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Bust facing left, side whiskers, hair tuft at back of head

Rev: Upturned crescent with dot above and below, all within wreath

According to van't Haaf, too few of these coins are known to determine their denomination. Further, on the few coins that were then known, too little detail on the obverse remained to obtain a complete description, other than that the bust faces right. There are now sufficient examples from which to do so. This coin is unusual in that the bust faces left. Those that were then known have three dots below the crescent and none above. Yet the type appears to be more common with one dot above and another below.
2 commentsStkp02/17/18 at 19:28quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Attribution to follow4 views1 commentsPaul R302/17/18 at 16:59Stkp: These are very interesting and attractive
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01 Constantius II4 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
TEMP-REPARATIO , soldier spearing fallen horseman, bare head, reaching (headwear/hairstyle not in RIC)
ALEA / M in left field
Alexandria 84
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/17/18 at 16:29Canaan: Lovely Alexandrian
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01 Constantius II4 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
TEMP-REPARATIO , soldier spearing fallen horseman, bare head, reaching (headwear/hairstyle not in RIC)
ALEA / M in left field
Alexandria 84
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/17/18 at 15:44Mat: Very nice
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M. Acilius M.f, Denarius4 viewsM. Acilius M.f, Denarius

RRC 255/1
130 b.c.

Av: Helmeted head of Roma right, M•ACILIVS•M•F• around within two dotted lines.
Rv: Hercules, holding trophy and club, in slow quadriga right; ROMA in exergue.

From Martina Dieterle, World Money Fair, Berlin, 03.02.2017 (as Ex Roma X1, 7.4.2016)
3 commentsNorbert02/17/18 at 15:38Carausius: Very attractive example.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Didrachm - Quadrigatus (Crawford 29)11 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, 225-214 BCE
AR Didrachm/Quadrigatus (6.91g; 22mm).

Obv: Janiform head.

Rev: Jupiter and Victory in quadriga galloping right; beneath, ROMA in relief on raised tablet.

Reference: Crawford 29/3; Sydenham 64d

Provenance: ex Numismatik Lanz 163 (7 Dec 2016), Lot 154; Gorny & Mosch 69 (1994), Lot 493.

The last few series of Roman silver didrachm coinage, produced from 225-214 BCE, are nicknamed "quadrigati" because of the common reverse type of Jupiter and Victory in a fast quadriga. Crawford's arrangement of quadrigati into distinct series requires a great amount of study to understand. Collectors and dealers alike often misattribute quadrigati among Crawford's series.

This example is from the Crawford 29 series, recognizable by the "V" neck truncation on the Janiform head, and the ROMA inscription in relief on a trapezoidal tablet. Crawford also recognized an incuse variety of this series, again with a fully-trapezoidal tablet. Crawford 29 series flans are generally well made.
5 commentsCarausius02/17/18 at 15:19Norbert: An outstanding coin. Congratulations
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M. Acilius M.f, Denarius4 viewsM. Acilius M.f, Denarius

RRC 255/1
130 b.c.

Av: Helmeted head of Roma right, M•ACILIVS•M•F• around within two dotted lines.
Rv: Hercules, holding trophy and club, in slow quadriga right; ROMA in exergue.

From Martina Dieterle, World Money Fair, Berlin, 03.02.2017 (as Ex Roma X1, 7.4.2016)
3 commentsNorbert02/17/18 at 14:47Jay GT4: I love how the entire coin is filled up. Great co...
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171 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Abundantia/Annona5 viewsReference.
Strack 166; RIC 171d c-379

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right

Rev. COS III
Abundantia seated left holding hook and cornucopiae, right foot on modius, globe in exergue.

3.10 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
FORVM coin
2 commentsokidoki02/17/18 at 14:46Jay GT4: Outstanding
1030Hadrian_RIC171.jpg
171 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Abundantia/Annona5 viewsReference.
Strack 166; RIC 171d c-379

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right

Rev. COS III
Abundantia seated left holding hook and cornucopiae, right foot on modius, globe in exergue.

3.10 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
FORVM coin
2 commentsokidoki02/17/18 at 14:07quadrans: Great portrait and nice reverse..
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3245 CILICIA, Pompeopolis (Soli). Hadrian Ae 23 Sabina8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3245; Lindgren A1602A

Issue Year 197 (ΖЧΡ)

Obv. ΑΥ [ ] ΑΔ-ΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑ, Π Π (in field)
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. СΑΒΕΙΝΑ СΕΒ ΠΟΜΠΗΙ ΖЧΡ, Α-Υ (in field)
Diademed and draped bust of Sabina, right

13.53 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki02/17/18 at 14:06quadrans: Nice piece..oki
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01 Constantius II4 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
TEMP-REPARATIO , soldier spearing fallen horseman, bare head, reaching (headwear/hairstyle not in RIC)
ALEA / M in left field
Alexandria 84
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/17/18 at 14:04quadrans: Nice piece..
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Spinther AR Denarius11 viewsRome, The Republic.
Pub. Lentulus P.f.L.n. Spinther, 71 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.85g; 18mm).
Rome Mint

Obv: Q●S●C; Hercules head right.

Rev: P●LENT●P●F / [L]●N; Genius Romani seated facing on chair, holding coruncopia and scepter, being crowned by Victory.

Provenance: ex Collection of a Director [Triton XX (10 Jan 2017) Lot 525; ex Eton College Collection [Sotheby's (1 Dec 1976) Lot 219).

In my humble opinion, this is one of the more artistic reverse types of the Roman Republic denarius series – almost Greek in execution. It depicts Genius of the Roman People exerting dominance over the world with one foot on the globe while being crowned victorious. The message may be related to the ongoing wars with Sertorius in Spain, Mithridates in the East and possibly the servile revolt led by Spartacus in Italy (if the 71BC date proposed by Hersh and Walker is accepted, see below). Other members of the Cornelia gens also depicted Genius of the Roman People on their coinages, so the cult of Genius may have been important to the family, or it may be coincidental that the Corneliae happened to strike these coins during strife when the message of the Genius of the Roman People would have been appropriate. Crawford agrees with the latter explanation. SC [Senatus consulto] in the obverse legend suggests it was struck by special decree of the Roman Senate.

The coin is scarce and missing from many major hoards, making it difficult to precisely date. In fact, it’s listed in only four hoards on Table XIII in Crawford’s Roman Republican Coin Hoards. Of those four hoards: in two hoards (Cosa and Palestrina), it’s deemed the final issue (terminus ante quem), lacking the context of later coins; in the third hoard (Tolfa), it’s the next to last issue with the last being a serrate denarius of Q. Creperei Rocus, which Crawford dates to 72BC; and in the fourth hoard (San Gregorio), it appears in the middle context in which Rocus is again the next latest coin. Crawford’s Roman Republican Coinage dates the coin 74BC, concurring with Grueber’s dating in the British Museum Catalogue. David Sear stuck with Crawford’s dating of 74BC in the Millennium Edition of Roman Coins and Their Values. However, in their 1984 analysis of the Mesagne Hoard (which contained no examples of this coin), Hersh and Walker revised the dating to 71BC, which lumps the Spinther issue with several other, non-serrate, “SC” issues of the late 70s. Hersh and Walker re-date the serrate Rocus issue to 69BC, where it is lumped with other serrate issues. In my collection catalogue, I’ve chosen to use the 71BC date proposed by Hersh and Walker, because it fits neatly with the fabric and special circumstances of the coinage and is consistent with the cursus honorum dates discussed in the following paragraph.

The moneyer was the Quaestor, P. Cornelius Lentulus, whose nickname was Spinther (reportedly because he resembled an actor by that name). It was a nickname that he clearly liked as both he and his son later used it on coins. Spinther, an aristocrat of the Cornelia gens, was liked by Julius Caesar and rose through the cursus honorum, beginning with his Quaestorship when this coin was struck. He was elected Aedile in 63BC and worked with Cicero in suppressing the Cataline conspiracy. The date of his Aedileship is important in that 6-8 years was the required waiting period between Quaestor and Aedile in the cursus honorum, the career path for a Roman politician, which is consistent with Hersh and Walker’s proposed dating of this coin issue to 71BC; Crawford’s dating of 74BC implied that Spinther failed to reach the Aedileship for several years after he qualified for the position (being elected in the first qualification year was an important distinction to the Romans, though certainly an accomplishment that many Roman aristocrats failed to attain). He was later governor of part of Spain. With Caesar’s help, he was elected consul in 57BC, when he recalled Cicero from exile. Thereafter he governed Cilicia, at which time Cicero wrote him a still-surviving letter. As relations deteriorated between Caesar and Pompey, Spinther sided with Pompey. Despite initial offers of amnesty by Caesar, Spinther would not remain neutral and was eventually killed or committed suicide during the civil wars. His son later allied with Caesar’s assassins and struck the well-known LENTVLVS SPINT coins for both Brutus and Cassius.

This example comes from the Eton College Collection, which was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1976. Eton College initiated its ancient coin collection by acquiring a large group of British Museum duplicates in the 1870s, and Eton added to this collection in the ensuing years. By the mid-1970s, the ancient coin market was white-hot, and Eton decided to cash-out the lion’s share of its collection, keeping a representative core for study purposes. I’ve contacted the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals to link this coin to the original tranche of BM duplicates purchased by Eton. Unfortunately, before adoption of modern curatorial standards, the BM did not accession duplicates into the BM collection; rather, they simply put duplicates into the “duplicates cabinet” without cataloging them. These uncatalogued duplicates would be sold or traded from time to time to acquire needed specimens for the BM collection. There might be record of the transaction somewhere at the BM, but there would be no description of the duplicates sold. By 1980 or so, the BM began cataloguing all coins, even duplicates. There is an 1880s book published about Eton's Roman coin collection, but it describes only a representative sample of the collection and this coin is not included.

4 commentsCarausius02/17/18 at 09:24okidoki: great example, never seen reverse
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Spinther AR Denarius11 viewsRome, The Republic.
Pub. Lentulus P.f.L.n. Spinther, 71 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.85g; 18mm).
Rome Mint

Obv: Q●S●C; Hercules head right.

Rev: P●LENT●P●F / [L]●N; Genius Romani seated facing on chair, holding coruncopia and scepter, being crowned by Victory.

Provenance: ex Collection of a Director [Triton XX (10 Jan 2017) Lot 525; ex Eton College Collection [Sotheby's (1 Dec 1976) Lot 219).

In my humble opinion, this is one of the more artistic reverse types of the Roman Republic denarius series – almost Greek in execution. It depicts Genius of the Roman People exerting dominance over the world with one foot on the globe while being crowned victorious. The message may be related to the ongoing wars with Sertorius in Spain, Mithridates in the East and possibly the servile revolt led by Spartacus in Italy (if the 71BC date proposed by Hersh and Walker is accepted, see below). Other members of the Cornelia gens also depicted Genius of the Roman People on their coinages, so the cult of Genius may have been important to the family, or it may be coincidental that the Corneliae happened to strike these coins during strife when the message of the Genius of the Roman People would have been appropriate. Crawford agrees with the latter explanation. SC [Senatus consulto] in the obverse legend suggests it was struck by special decree of the Roman Senate.

The coin is scarce and missing from many major hoards, making it difficult to precisely date. In fact, it’s listed in only four hoards on Table XIII in Crawford’s Roman Republican Coin Hoards. Of those four hoards: in two hoards (Cosa and Palestrina), it’s deemed the final issue (terminus ante quem), lacking the context of later coins; in the third hoard (Tolfa), it’s the next to last issue with the last being a serrate denarius of Q. Creperei Rocus, which Crawford dates to 72BC; and in the fourth hoard (San Gregorio), it appears in the middle context in which Rocus is again the next latest coin. Crawford’s Roman Republican Coinage dates the coin 74BC, concurring with Grueber’s dating in the British Museum Catalogue. David Sear stuck with Crawford’s dating of 74BC in the Millennium Edition of Roman Coins and Their Values. However, in their 1984 analysis of the Mesagne Hoard (which contained no examples of this coin), Hersh and Walker revised the dating to 71BC, which lumps the Spinther issue with several other, non-serrate, “SC” issues of the late 70s. Hersh and Walker re-date the serrate Rocus issue to 69BC, where it is lumped with other serrate issues. In my collection catalogue, I’ve chosen to use the 71BC date proposed by Hersh and Walker, because it fits neatly with the fabric and special circumstances of the coinage and is consistent with the cursus honorum dates discussed in the following paragraph.

The moneyer was the Quaestor, P. Cornelius Lentulus, whose nickname was Spinther (reportedly because he resembled an actor by that name). It was a nickname that he clearly liked as both he and his son later used it on coins. Spinther, an aristocrat of the Cornelia gens, was liked by Julius Caesar and rose through the cursus honorum, beginning with his Quaestorship when this coin was struck. He was elected Aedile in 63BC and worked with Cicero in suppressing the Cataline conspiracy. The date of his Aedileship is important in that 6-8 years was the required waiting period between Quaestor and Aedile in the cursus honorum, the career path for a Roman politician, which is consistent with Hersh and Walker’s proposed dating of this coin issue to 71BC; Crawford’s dating of 74BC implied that Spinther failed to reach the Aedileship for several years after he qualified for the position (being elected in the first qualification year was an important distinction to the Romans, though certainly an accomplishment that many Roman aristocrats failed to attain). He was later governor of part of Spain. With Caesar’s help, he was elected consul in 57BC, when he recalled Cicero from exile. Thereafter he governed Cilicia, at which time Cicero wrote him a still-surviving letter. As relations deteriorated between Caesar and Pompey, Spinther sided with Pompey. Despite initial offers of amnesty by Caesar, Spinther would not remain neutral and was eventually killed or committed suicide during the civil wars. His son later allied with Caesar’s assassins and struck the well-known LENTVLVS SPINT coins for both Brutus and Cassius.

This example comes from the Eton College Collection, which was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1976. Eton College initiated its ancient coin collection by acquiring a large group of British Museum duplicates in the 1870s, and Eton added to this collection in the ensuing years. By the mid-1970s, the ancient coin market was white-hot, and Eton decided to cash-out the lion’s share of its collection, keeping a representative core for study purposes. I’ve contacted the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals to link this coin to the original tranche of BM duplicates purchased by Eton. Unfortunately, before adoption of modern curatorial standards, the BM did not accession duplicates into the BM collection; rather, they simply put duplicates into the “duplicates cabinet” without cataloging them. These uncatalogued duplicates would be sold or traded from time to time to acquire needed specimens for the BM collection. There might be record of the transaction somewhere at the BM, but there would be no description of the duplicates sold. By 1980 or so, the BM began cataloguing all coins, even duplicates. There is an 1880s book published about Eton's Roman coin collection, but it describes only a representative sample of the collection and this coin is not included.

4 commentsCarausius02/17/18 at 03:38Jay GT4: Unbelievable! Amazing coin
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Didrachm - Quadrigatus (Crawford 29)11 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, 225-214 BCE
AR Didrachm/Quadrigatus (6.91g; 22mm).

Obv: Janiform head.

Rev: Jupiter and Victory in quadriga galloping right; beneath, ROMA in relief on raised tablet.

Reference: Crawford 29/3; Sydenham 64d

Provenance: ex Numismatik Lanz 163 (7 Dec 2016), Lot 154; Gorny & Mosch 69 (1994), Lot 493.

The last few series of Roman silver didrachm coinage, produced from 225-214 BCE, are nicknamed "quadrigati" because of the common reverse type of Jupiter and Victory in a fast quadriga. Crawford's arrangement of quadrigati into distinct series requires a great amount of study to understand. Collectors and dealers alike often misattribute quadrigati among Crawford's series.

This example is from the Crawford 29 series, recognizable by the "V" neck truncation on the Janiform head, and the ROMA inscription in relief on a trapezoidal tablet. Crawford also recognized an incuse variety of this series, again with a fully-trapezoidal tablet. Crawford 29 series flans are generally well made.
5 commentsCarausius02/17/18 at 03:37Jay GT4: Work of art!
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Didrachm - Quadrigatus (Crawford 28)4 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, 225-214 BCE.
AR Didrachm/Quadrigatus (7.25 g; 21mm).
Apulian Mint.

Obv: Janiform head with straight neck truncaction.

Rev: Jupiter and Victory on fast quadriga, right; ROMA in relief within linear frame below.

Reference: Crawford 28/3; Sydenham 65; BMCRR 101; Gentilehomme II.B.1.

Provenance: Ex NAC 92 (24 May 2016), Lot 1517.

The last few series of Roman silver didrachm coinage, produced from 225-214 BCE, are nicknamed "quadrigati" because of the common reverse type of Jupiter and Victory in a fast quadriga. Crawford's arrangement of quadrigati into distinct series requires a great amount of study to understand. Collectors and dealers alike often misattribute quadrigati among Crawford's series.

The Crawford 28 series of quadrigati, to which this example belongs, really should be split into two separate series. The first (early) series of 28s are almost certainly the earliest of the quadrigatus coinage - struck in good silver and of fine style in high relief with ROMA incuse in a rectangular tablet. The second (later) series of 28s, shown here, is of lower quality style and fabric; the neck truncation is wide and straight; ROMA is in relief in a linear frame.
1 commentsCarausius02/17/18 at 03:36Jay GT4: Beautiful
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CALABRIA, TARAS, AR 1/6 Stater or diobol, 500-480 BC 4 viewsweight 1,25gr. | silver Ř 11mm.
obv. Dolphin right, cockle-shell below
rev. Hippocamp right, TAPA (retrograde) above
BMC 55 | cf. Vlasto 1132 | Côte 34 | cf. SNG.Copenhagen 783 |
cf. SNG.Paris 1612 | cf. Historia Numorum, Italy 829 | Sear 227 R
Rare cointype in an attractive condition.
vf
1 commentsLeo02/17/18 at 03:35Jay GT4: Jealous! Really great piece
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CALABRIA, TARAS, AR Obol - 4th century B.C.6 viewsweight 0,55gr. | silver 10mm.
obv. Female head right, surrounded by serpents
rev. Kantharos, 5 dots arround, TA above
BMC 431var. | SNG.Copenhagen- | Historia Numorum- |
SNG.Paris 2082 | SNG.München- | Jameson 131 | Vlasto 1216 RR
a very rare and intriguing cointype
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1 commentsLeo02/17/18 at 03:35Jay GT4: Great find
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Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.12 g, 6h). Commemorating the Secular Games/1000th Anniversary of Rome. 11 viewsRome mint, 2nd officina. 9th emission, AD 248. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf left, suckling twins Remus and Romulus; II in exergue. RIC IV 15; RSC 178. gVF, toned, some verdigris. 4 commentsSam02/17/18 at 03:02Sam: Thank you dear friend Marsman.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Spinther AR Denarius11 viewsRome, The Republic.
Pub. Lentulus P.f.L.n. Spinther, 71 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.85g; 18mm).
Rome Mint

Obv: Q●S●C; Hercules head right.

Rev: P●LENT●P●F / [L]●N; Genius Romani seated facing on chair, holding coruncopia and scepter, being crowned by Victory.

Provenance: ex Collection of a Director [Triton XX (10 Jan 2017) Lot 525; ex Eton College Collection [Sotheby's (1 Dec 1976) Lot 219).

In my humble opinion, this is one of the more artistic reverse types of the Roman Republic denarius series – almost Greek in execution. It depicts Genius of the Roman People exerting dominance over the world with one foot on the globe while being crowned victorious. The message may be related to the ongoing wars with Sertorius in Spain, Mithridates in the East and possibly the servile revolt led by Spartacus in Italy (if the 71BC date proposed by Hersh and Walker is accepted, see below). Other members of the Cornelia gens also depicted Genius of the Roman People on their coinages, so the cult of Genius may have been important to the family, or it may be coincidental that the Corneliae happened to strike these coins during strife when the message of the Genius of the Roman People would have been appropriate. Crawford agrees with the latter explanation. SC [Senatus consulto] in the obverse legend suggests it was struck by special decree of the Roman Senate.

The coin is scarce and missing from many major hoards, making it difficult to precisely date. In fact, it’s listed in only four hoards on Table XIII in Crawford’s Roman Republican Coin Hoards. Of those four hoards: in two hoards (Cosa and Palestrina), it’s deemed the final issue (terminus ante quem), lacking the context of later coins; in the third hoard (Tolfa), it’s the next to last issue with the last being a serrate denarius of Q. Creperei Rocus, which Crawford dates to 72BC; and in the fourth hoard (San Gregorio), it appears in the middle context in which Rocus is again the next latest coin. Crawford’s Roman Republican Coinage dates the coin 74BC, concurring with Grueber’s dating in the British Museum Catalogue. David Sear stuck with Crawford’s dating of 74BC in the Millennium Edition of Roman Coins and Their Values. However, in their 1984 analysis of the Mesagne Hoard (which contained no examples of this coin), Hersh and Walker revised the dating to 71BC, which lumps the Spinther issue with several other, non-serrate, “SC” issues of the late 70s. Hersh and Walker re-date the serrate Rocus issue to 69BC, where it is lumped with other serrate issues. In my collection catalogue, I’ve chosen to use the 71BC date proposed by Hersh and Walker, because it fits neatly with the fabric and special circumstances of the coinage and is consistent with the cursus honorum dates discussed in the following paragraph.

The moneyer was the Quaestor, P. Cornelius Lentulus, whose nickname was Spinther (reportedly because he resembled an actor by that name). It was a nickname that he clearly liked as both he and his son later used it on coins. Spinther, an aristocrat of the Cornelia gens, was liked by Julius Caesar and rose through the cursus honorum, beginning with his Quaestorship when this coin was struck. He was elected Aedile in 63BC and worked with Cicero in suppressing the Cataline conspiracy. The date of his Aedileship is important in that 6-8 years was the required waiting period between Quaestor and Aedile in the cursus honorum, the career path for a Roman politician, which is consistent with Hersh and Walker’s proposed dating of this coin issue to 71BC; Crawford’s dating of 74BC implied that Spinther failed to reach the Aedileship for several years after he qualified for the position (being elected in the first qualification year was an important distinction to the Romans, though certainly an accomplishment that many Roman aristocrats failed to attain). He was later governor of part of Spain. With Caesar’s help, he was elected consul in 57BC, when he recalled Cicero from exile. Thereafter he governed Cilicia, at which time Cicero wrote him a still-surviving letter. As relations deteriorated between Caesar and Pompey, Spinther sided with Pompey. Despite initial offers of amnesty by Caesar, Spinther would not remain neutral and was eventually killed or committed suicide during the civil wars. His son later allied with Caesar’s assassins and struck the well-known LENTVLVS SPINT coins for both Brutus and Cassius.

This example comes from the Eton College Collection, which was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1976. Eton College initiated its ancient coin collection by acquiring a large group of British Museum duplicates in the 1870s, and Eton added to this collection in the ensuing years. By the mid-1970s, the ancient coin market was white-hot, and Eton decided to cash-out the lion’s share of its collection, keeping a representative core for study purposes. I’ve contacted the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals to link this coin to the original tranche of BM duplicates purchased by Eton. Unfortunately, before adoption of modern curatorial standards, the BM did not accession duplicates into the BM collection; rather, they simply put duplicates into the “duplicates cabinet” without cataloging them. These uncatalogued duplicates would be sold or traded from time to time to acquire needed specimens for the BM collection. There might be record of the transaction somewhere at the BM, but there would be no description of the duplicates sold. By 1980 or so, the BM began cataloguing all coins, even duplicates. There is an 1880s book published about Eton's Roman coin collection, but it describes only a representative sample of the collection and this coin is not included.

4 commentsCarausius02/16/18 at 22:11Sam: WoW ! Superb addition .
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Didrachm - Quadrigatus (Crawford 29)11 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, 225-214 BCE
AR Didrachm/Quadrigatus (6.91g; 22mm).

Obv: Janiform head.

Rev: Jupiter and Victory in quadriga galloping right; beneath, ROMA in relief on raised tablet.

Reference: Crawford 29/3; Sydenham 64d

Provenance: ex Numismatik Lanz 163 (7 Dec 2016), Lot 154; Gorny & Mosch 69 (1994), Lot 493.

The last few series of Roman silver didrachm coinage, produced from 225-214 BCE, are nicknamed "quadrigati" because of the common reverse type of Jupiter and Victory in a fast quadriga. Crawford's arrangement of quadrigati into distinct series requires a great amount of study to understand. Collectors and dealers alike often misattribute quadrigati among Crawford's series.

This example is from the Crawford 29 series, recognizable by the "V" neck truncation on the Janiform head, and the ROMA inscription in relief on a trapezoidal tablet. Crawford also recognized an incuse variety of this series, again with a fully-trapezoidal tablet. Crawford 29 series flans are generally well made.
5 commentsCarausius02/16/18 at 22:09Sam: WoW ! What a gorgeous coin !
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Restio AR Denarius3 viewsRome, The Republic
C. Antius Restiio, 47 BC
Rome Mint

Obv: RESTIO; Head of Restio right.

Rev: C ANTIVS C F; Hercules advancing right with club and trophy.

Reference: Crawford 455/1b; HCRI 34; Sydenham 970 var (no cloak over arm); Banti Antia 1/2 (this coin)

Provenance: ex Student & Mentor Collection [NAC 83 (20 May 2015) Lot 411]; ex F. Sternberg VII (1977), Lot 448; ex Carlo Crippa List 3 (1967), Lot 394.

This is a rare variety of Restio denarius, on which Hercules bears no cloak over his left arm. Banti has only three of this variety in his corpus.
1 commentsCarausius02/16/18 at 22:08Pharsalos: Amazing coin, the obverse bust is breathtaking.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Didrachm - Quadrigatus (Crawford 29)11 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, 225-214 BCE
AR Didrachm/Quadrigatus (6.91g; 22mm).

Obv: Janiform head.

Rev: Jupiter and Victory in quadriga galloping right; beneath, ROMA in relief on raised tablet.

Reference: Crawford 29/3; Sydenham 64d

Provenance: ex Numismatik Lanz 163 (7 Dec 2016), Lot 154; Gorny & Mosch 69 (1994), Lot 493.

The last few series of Roman silver didrachm coinage, produced from 225-214 BCE, are nicknamed "quadrigati" because of the common reverse type of Jupiter and Victory in a fast quadriga. Crawford's arrangement of quadrigati into distinct series requires a great amount of study to understand. Collectors and dealers alike often misattribute quadrigati among Crawford's series.

This example is from the Crawford 29 series, recognizable by the "V" neck truncation on the Janiform head, and the ROMA inscription in relief on a trapezoidal tablet. Crawford also recognized an incuse variety of this series, again with a fully-trapezoidal tablet. Crawford 29 series flans are generally well made.
5 commentsCarausius02/16/18 at 22:04Pharsalos: Superb style!
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Spinther AR Denarius11 viewsRome, The Republic.
Pub. Lentulus P.f.L.n. Spinther, 71 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.85g; 18mm).
Rome Mint

Obv: Q●S●C; Hercules head right.

Rev: P●LENT●P●F / [L]●N; Genius Romani seated facing on chair, holding coruncopia and scepter, being crowned by Victory.

Provenance: ex Collection of a Director [Triton XX (10 Jan 2017) Lot 525; ex Eton College Collection [Sotheby's (1 Dec 1976) Lot 219).

In my humble opinion, this is one of the more artistic reverse types of the Roman Republic denarius series – almost Greek in execution. It depicts Genius of the Roman People exerting dominance over the world with one foot on the globe while being crowned victorious. The message may be related to the ongoing wars with Sertorius in Spain, Mithridates in the East and possibly the servile revolt led by Spartacus in Italy (if the 71BC date proposed by Hersh and Walker is accepted, see below). Other members of the Cornelia gens also depicted Genius of the Roman People on their coinages, so the cult of Genius may have been important to the family, or it may be coincidental that the Corneliae happened to strike these coins during strife when the message of the Genius of the Roman People would have been appropriate. Crawford agrees with the latter explanation. SC [Senatus consulto] in the obverse legend suggests it was struck by special decree of the Roman Senate.

The coin is scarce and missing from many major hoards, making it difficult to precisely date. In fact, it’s listed in only four hoards on Table XIII in Crawford’s Roman Republican Coin Hoards. Of those four hoards: in two hoards (Cosa and Palestrina), it’s deemed the final issue (terminus ante quem), lacking the context of later coins; in the third hoard (Tolfa), it’s the next to last issue with the last being a serrate denarius of Q. Creperei Rocus, which Crawford dates to 72BC; and in the fourth hoard (San Gregorio), it appears in the middle context in which Rocus is again the next latest coin. Crawford’s Roman Republican Coinage dates the coin 74BC, concurring with Grueber’s dating in the British Museum Catalogue. David Sear stuck with Crawford’s dating of 74BC in the Millennium Edition of Roman Coins and Their Values. However, in their 1984 analysis of the Mesagne Hoard (which contained no examples of this coin), Hersh and Walker revised the dating to 71BC, which lumps the Spinther issue with several other, non-serrate, “SC” issues of the late 70s. Hersh and Walker re-date the serrate Rocus issue to 69BC, where it is lumped with other serrate issues. In my collection catalogue, I’ve chosen to use the 71BC date proposed by Hersh and Walker, because it fits neatly with the fabric and special circumstances of the coinage and is consistent with the cursus honorum dates discussed in the following paragraph.

The moneyer was the Quaestor, P. Cornelius Lentulus, whose nickname was Spinther (reportedly because he resembled an actor by that name). It was a nickname that he clearly liked as both he and his son later used it on coins. Spinther, an aristocrat of the Cornelia gens, was liked by Julius Caesar and rose through the cursus honorum, beginning with his Quaestorship when this coin was struck. He was elected Aedile in 63BC and worked with Cicero in suppressing the Cataline conspiracy. The date of his Aedileship is important in that 6-8 years was the required waiting period between Quaestor and Aedile in the cursus honorum, the career path for a Roman politician, which is consistent with Hersh and Walker’s proposed dating of this coin issue to 71BC; Crawford’s dating of 74BC implied that Spinther failed to reach the Aedileship for several years after he qualified for the position (being elected in the first qualification year was an important distinction to the Romans, though certainly an accomplishment that many Roman aristocrats failed to attain). He was later governor of part of Spain. With Caesar’s help, he was elected consul in 57BC, when he recalled Cicero from exile. Thereafter he governed Cilicia, at which time Cicero wrote him a still-surviving letter. As relations deteriorated between Caesar and Pompey, Spinther sided with Pompey. Despite initial offers of amnesty by Caesar, Spinther would not remain neutral and was eventually killed or committed suicide during the civil wars. His son later allied with Caesar’s assassins and struck the well-known LENTVLVS SPINT coins for both Brutus and Cassius.

This example comes from the Eton College Collection, which was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1976. Eton College initiated its ancient coin collection by acquiring a large group of British Museum duplicates in the 1870s, and Eton added to this collection in the ensuing years. By the mid-1970s, the ancient coin market was white-hot, and Eton decided to cash-out the lion’s share of its collection, keeping a representative core for study purposes. I’ve contacted the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals to link this coin to the original tranche of BM duplicates purchased by Eton. Unfortunately, before adoption of modern curatorial standards, the BM did not accession duplicates into the BM collection; rather, they simply put duplicates into the “duplicates cabinet” without cataloging them. These uncatalogued duplicates would be sold or traded from time to time to acquire needed specimens for the BM collection. There might be record of the transaction somewhere at the BM, but there would be no description of the duplicates sold. By 1980 or so, the BM began cataloguing all coins, even duplicates. There is an 1880s book published about Eton's Roman coin collection, but it describes only a representative sample of the collection and this coin is not included.

4 commentsCarausius02/16/18 at 22:01Pharsalos: Truly stunning example of this rare and beautiful ...
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse10 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Drachm (380-337 BC. )
Obv.: Head of nymph Larissa facing, head turned slightly to left, wearing ampyx, earring and simple necklace
Rev: [ΛΑ]-Ρ-ΙΣΑ, Hero Thessalos wearing petasos and chlamys, standing right, left foot raised, restraining bridled horse moving right.
Ag, 5.76g, 18mm
Ref.: Lorber, Middle Series III, O1/R4.
2 commentsshanxi02/16/18 at 21:54Pharsalos: Beautiful example of a scarce type.
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Denar, RIC 3, p.272, 734 - Faustina II, Venus4 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, waved hair knotted behind, band of bearls
Rev.: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and leaning on figured shield with Dioscuri
Ag, 3.24g. 18m
Ref.: RIC III 734 var., RSC 280a

I have a second version of this type in my gallery:
bust without band of pearls:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-143812
1 commentsshanxi02/16/18 at 21:50Pharsalos: Another beautiful example.
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Denar, RIC 3, p.272, 734 - Faustina II, Venus8 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, waved hair knotted behind
Rev.: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and leaning on figured shield with Dioscuri, helmet below shield
Ag, 3.39g. 18.8mm
Ref.: RIC III 734, RSC 280a, CRE 227 [S]

I have a second version of this type in my gallery:
bust with band of pearls:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-143813
3 commentsshanxi02/16/18 at 21:48Pharsalos: Superb strike.
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361) AR Siliqua (RIC VIII 214; RSC V 259a) 3 viewsObv: DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA DD NN AVG; Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm, one wing visible; LVG in exergue

Ex Harptree Hoard
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/16/18 at 21:46Pharsalos: Beautiful coin, great provenance.
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Price 37048 viewsSeleukos issued 317-311. Mongram wreath to the left. H under the throne. Basileus under the H. 1 commentsChance Vandal02/16/18 at 21:44Pharsalos: Beautiful style. One of the finest Zeus' I'...
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8 viewsIonia, Miletos Circa 500 BC, Diobol Head and paw of a roaring lion left

Incuse stellite pattern.

SNG Kayhan 476
2 commentspaul188802/16/18 at 21:41Pharsalos: Exceptional obverse!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius, AE Dupondius11 viewsRIC 94
Sear 1855

The portrait on this coin is truly extraordinary in its veristic brutality. It shows Claudius without any of the usual Julio-Claudian idealization and handsomeness; rather it gives us the image of a rough, not all together elegant individual as he was described in the ancient sources.
3 commentsGary W202/16/18 at 21:39Pharsalos: Beautiful example, especially the obverse.
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Probus26 viewsAV-Aureus
IMP PROBVS P F AVG; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
VICTORIOSO SEMPER; Probus holding sceptre, standing left between four suppliants.
Ex: wreath
RIC 143; Bastien, Donativa p 59
Rome
Note: Part of the donativa that was issues for Probus' triumph in 281 A.D.
4 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/16/18 at 21:37Pharsalos: Magnificent!
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Roman Empire, Constantius II8 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANA.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/16/18 at 21:33Pharsalos: Really nice style both sides.
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Myriandros or Issos (Price 3230a)14 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above club in wreath and globule; monogram below throne; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right
2 commentsQuant.Geek02/16/18 at 21:31Pharsalos: Lovely looking coin.
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Calabria, Taras Drachm circa 280-27210 viewsAR 16mm., 3.21g. Head of Athena l., wearing helmet decorated with Skylla. Rev. Owl standing r. on thunderbolt, with open wings. Vlasto 1077. Historia Numorum Italy 1018.

Attractive old cabinet tone, Good Very Fine.
2 commentsLeo02/16/18 at 21:29Pharsalos: Beautiful!
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1929L ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 20 views
OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.00mm

Weight 2.66gm

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 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
2 commentsSimon02/16/18 at 18:54B*Numis: NIce coin
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1929k ALEXIUS AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 18 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.99mm

Weight 4.8 gm

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 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm
2 commentsSimon02/16/18 at 18:53B*Numis: good pedigree !!
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008 Hadrian AR Denarius7 viewsHadrian, AR Denarius AD 135
(18.15 mm 3.39 g)
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laur. bust of Hadrian right with light drapery on far shoulder
Rev: AET AVG (in field) P M TR P COS DES III
Aeternitas standing left holding heads of Sol and Luna
Sear 3458 Ric 48
1 commentsorfew02/16/18 at 16:01Jay GT4: Great coin!
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Leo VI the Wise. 886-912. Ć 40 Nummi , Follis 7 viewsConstantinople mint. + LЄOn ЬAS ILЄVS ROm’, crowned half-length bust facing, holding akakia / +LЄOn/Єn ӨЄO ЬA/SILЄVS R/OmЄOn in four lines. a EF.2 commentsSam02/16/18 at 14:28Jay GT4: Impressive!
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Didrachm - Quadrigatus (Crawford 29)11 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, 225-214 BCE
AR Didrachm/Quadrigatus (6.91g; 22mm).

Obv: Janiform head.

Rev: Jupiter and Victory in quadriga galloping right; beneath, ROMA in relief on raised tablet.

Reference: Crawford 29/3; Sydenham 64d

Provenance: ex Numismatik Lanz 163 (7 Dec 2016), Lot 154; Gorny & Mosch 69 (1994), Lot 493.

The last few series of Roman silver didrachm coinage, produced from 225-214 BCE, are nicknamed "quadrigati" because of the common reverse type of Jupiter and Victory in a fast quadriga. Crawford's arrangement of quadrigati into distinct series requires a great amount of study to understand. Collectors and dealers alike often misattribute quadrigati among Crawford's series.

This example is from the Crawford 29 series, recognizable by the "V" neck truncation on the Janiform head, and the ROMA inscription in relief on a trapezoidal tablet. Crawford also recognized an incuse variety of this series, again with a fully-trapezoidal tablet. Crawford 29 series flans are generally well made.
5 commentsCarausius02/16/18 at 09:15shanxi: very nice, especially the little Victory
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Byzantine Empire, Constans II, September 641 - 15 July 668 A.D.7 viewsGold solidus, DOC II-2 Heraclonas 1c (not in the coll., refs. T.), Hahn MIB 3a, Tolstoi 13, Sommer 12.1, SBCV 936, Wroth BMC -, Morrison BnF -; Ratto -, VF, well centered, double strike, some legend weak, light scratches and bumps, 8th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.479g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o, Sep 641 - 642/644 A.D.; obverse d N CONSTANTINYS P P AVG, crowned and cuirassed beardless bust facing, small head, wearing chlamys, crown ornamented with cross on circlet, globus cruciger in right hand; reverse VICTORIA AVGY H, cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue.

EX FORVM Coin Shop.

In 641, when Heraclius died, he was succeeded by his sons Constantine III and Heracleonas. When Constantine III died after only a few months, the Byzantine people suspected that Heracleonas had poisoned him. Heracleonas was deposed, mutilated and banished. Constans II, the son of Constantine III, became emperor. This type is attributed to Heraclonas in DOC II-2 and Morrison BnF but today it is accepted as the first issue of Constantine II.
5 commentsSam02/16/18 at 03:02Sam: Nice one , I say.
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Byzantine Empire, Constans II, September 641 - 15 July 668 A.D.7 viewsGold solidus, DOC II-2 Heraclonas 1c (not in the coll., refs. T.), Hahn MIB 3a, Tolstoi 13, Sommer 12.1, SBCV 936, Wroth BMC -, Morrison BnF -; Ratto -, VF, well centered, double strike, some legend weak, light scratches and bumps, 8th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.479g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o, Sep 641 - 642/644 A.D.; obverse d N CONSTANTINYS P P AVG, crowned and cuirassed beardless bust facing, small head, wearing chlamys, crown ornamented with cross on circlet, globus cruciger in right hand; reverse VICTORIA AVGY H, cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue.

EX FORVM Coin Shop.

In 641, when Heraclius died, he was succeeded by his sons Constantine III and Heracleonas. When Constantine III died after only a few months, the Byzantine people suspected that Heracleonas had poisoned him. Heracleonas was deposed, mutilated and banished. Constans II, the son of Constantine III, became emperor. This type is attributed to Heraclonas in DOC II-2 and Morrison BnF but today it is accepted as the first issue of Constantine II.
5 commentsSam02/16/18 at 02:55Jay GT4: No, just one!
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Antony Legion VI Denarius2 viewsRome, The Imperators
Mint traveling with Antony, ca. 31 BC
AR Denarius

Obv: ANT AVG III VIR R P C; Galley right.

Rev: LEG VI; Aquilia between two standards.

Reference: Crawford 544/19; HCRI 356

Provenance: ex CNG Sep 2016; ex Kirk Davis FPL 37 (Jan 2002), No. 45.

Produced by Antony in the lead-up to his final defeat at Actium by Octavian’s navy (commanded by Agrippa), the legionary series was a huge issue that recognized 23 legions under Antony’s command. These coins would continue to circulate throughout the Empire for several centuries after Antony’s loss.

1 commentsCarausius02/16/18 at 02:49Stkp: Nice
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Byzantine Empire, Constans II, September 641 - 15 July 668 A.D.7 viewsGold solidus, DOC II-2 Heraclonas 1c (not in the coll., refs. T.), Hahn MIB 3a, Tolstoi 13, Sommer 12.1, SBCV 936, Wroth BMC -, Morrison BnF -; Ratto -, VF, well centered, double strike, some legend weak, light scratches and bumps, 8th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.479g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o, Sep 641 - 642/644 A.D.; obverse d N CONSTANTINYS P P AVG, crowned and cuirassed beardless bust facing, small head, wearing chlamys, crown ornamented with cross on circlet, globus cruciger in right hand; reverse VICTORIA AVGY H, cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue.

EX FORVM Coin Shop.

In 641, when Heraclius died, he was succeeded by his sons Constantine III and Heracleonas. When Constantine III died after only a few months, the Byzantine people suspected that Heracleonas had poisoned him. Heracleonas was deposed, mutilated and banished. Constans II, the son of Constantine III, became emperor. This type is attributed to Heraclonas in DOC II-2 and Morrison BnF but today it is accepted as the first issue of Constantine II.
5 commentsSam02/16/18 at 02:00Sam: Come on , you got bunch both of you
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Probus, antoninianus8 viewsProbus, silvered antoninianus
Rome mint, 7th officina
279 AD
23.5 mm, 3.7g
Obv. IMP PRO-BVS AVG, Bust of Probus, radiate and cuirassed, facing right
Rev. ADVEN-TVS AVG, Probus, in military attire, on horseback left, raising his right hand in salute and holding sceptre in his left; to left, seated captive; in exergue: R, crescent, ς
RIC V 157
1 commentsMarsman02/16/18 at 00:40Stkp: Very nice
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Byzantine Empire, Constans II, September 641 - 15 July 668 A.D.7 viewsGold solidus, DOC II-2 Heraclonas 1c (not in the coll., refs. T.), Hahn MIB 3a, Tolstoi 13, Sommer 12.1, SBCV 936, Wroth BMC -, Morrison BnF -; Ratto -, VF, well centered, double strike, some legend weak, light scratches and bumps, 8th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.479g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o, Sep 641 - 642/644 A.D.; obverse d N CONSTANTINYS P P AVG, crowned and cuirassed beardless bust facing, small head, wearing chlamys, crown ornamented with cross on circlet, globus cruciger in right hand; reverse VICTORIA AVGY H, cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue.

EX FORVM Coin Shop.

In 641, when Heraclius died, he was succeeded by his sons Constantine III and Heracleonas. When Constantine III died after only a few months, the Byzantine people suspected that Heracleonas had poisoned him. Heracleonas was deposed, mutilated and banished. Constans II, the son of Constantine III, became emperor. This type is attributed to Heraclonas in DOC II-2 and Morrison BnF but today it is accepted as the first issue of Constantine II.
5 commentsSam02/16/18 at 00:39Stkp: Fantastic. I don’t even aspire to gold
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Byzantine Empire, Constans II, September 641 - 15 July 668 A.D.7 viewsGold solidus, DOC II-2 Heraclonas 1c (not in the coll., refs. T.), Hahn MIB 3a, Tolstoi 13, Sommer 12.1, SBCV 936, Wroth BMC -, Morrison BnF -; Ratto -, VF, well centered, double strike, some legend weak, light scratches and bumps, 8th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.479g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o, Sep 641 - 642/644 A.D.; obverse d N CONSTANTINYS P P AVG, crowned and cuirassed beardless bust facing, small head, wearing chlamys, crown ornamented with cross on circlet, globus cruciger in right hand; reverse VICTORIA AVGY H, cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue.

EX FORVM Coin Shop.

In 641, when Heraclius died, he was succeeded by his sons Constantine III and Heracleonas. When Constantine III died after only a few months, the Byzantine people suspected that Heracleonas had poisoned him. Heracleonas was deposed, mutilated and banished. Constans II, the son of Constantine III, became emperor. This type is attributed to Heraclonas in DOC II-2 and Morrison BnF but today it is accepted as the first issue of Constantine II.
5 commentsSam02/16/18 at 00:19Jay GT4: Gold!
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Romulus215 viewsSeverus Alexander Denarius
Obv:– IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– P M TR P VII COS II P P, Romulus advancing right with spear & trophy
Minted in Rome
Reference:– RIC 85. RSC 351

Romulus, founder of the city, shares the attributes of Mars but not helmeted.
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/16/18 at 00:06Aleph: A nearly identical issue has the legend VIRTVS AVG...
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Urbs Roma Arles (Constantiniana)179 viewsRIC VII Arles 368 var. (simple palm branch)

Arles mint, second officina, struck under Constantine I, 332-333 A.D.

AE3, 18 mm.

Obv: VRBS ROMA, helmeted bust or Roma left, wearing imperial cloak

Rev: She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins (Romulus and Remus), two stars above, simple palm branch at center between them, SCONST in exergue

RIC rarity r2

Note: RIC VII Arles 368 is a three armed palm branch. This coin is a variation with a simple palm branch. Attribution assistance of the variety, relative to RIC, courtesy of Dane Kurth.
1 commentsStkp02/15/18 at 20:50Droger: Nice wolves collection ! This one maybe looks more...
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07 Constantius II2 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, 3 pellets above and 3 pellets below shield boss, spearing a fallen horseman, no beard,wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left, SMKA in ex.
Cyzikus 93
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/15/18 at 20:36Mat: Nice patina and sheild
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Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.12 g, 6h). Commemorating the Secular Games/1000th Anniversary of Rome. 11 viewsRome mint, 2nd officina. 9th emission, AD 248. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf left, suckling twins Remus and Romulus; II in exergue. RIC IV 15; RSC 178. gVF, toned, some verdigris. 4 commentsSam02/15/18 at 18:12Marsman: nice coin
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Licinius I (RIC VII#86 Aquileia)3 viewsLicinius I 308-324AD AE3 Follis

Obverse-IMPLICI NIVS AVG,(Laureate head right)

Reverse-DOMININLICINIAVG,(Laurel wreath around VOT.XX

Exergue..AQS

RIC VII#86 Aquileia
1 commentsPaul R302/15/18 at 13:36Jay GT4: Nice desert patina
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Licinius I RIC VII#17 (Heraclea)4 viewsLicinius I AE3. AD 317. 19mmdia (some silvering remains)

Obverse-IMP LICI-NIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust left, holding globe, sceptre and mappa

Reverse-PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, campgate, 5 layers, three turrets, no doors.

Mintmark MHTA. RIC VII 17 Heraclea 1st oficina (minted 317AD)
1 commentsPaul R302/15/18 at 13:23Stkp: nice
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Attica, Athens (353 - 294 B.C)18 viewsAR Tetradrachm
O: Helmeted head of Athena right
R: AΘE Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
16.59g
21 mm
Kroll -; HGC 4, 1599

Ex. Numismatik-Naumann, Auction 52, Lot 126
4 commentsMat02/15/18 at 07:46Randygeki(h2): Sweet coin!
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Attica, Athens (353 - 294 B.C)18 viewsAR Tetradrachm
O: Helmeted head of Athena right
R: AΘE Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
16.59g
21 mm
Kroll -; HGC 4, 1599

Ex. Numismatik-Naumann, Auction 52, Lot 126
4 commentsMat02/15/18 at 06:32okidoki: wonderful grey looks
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Byzantine Empire / Constans II , (AD 641-648 )5 viewsAE Follis.
Emperor standing (long beard) / m.
1 commentsSam02/15/18 at 06:07quadrans: Nice piece..
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Attica, Athens (353 - 294 B.C)18 viewsAR Tetradrachm
O: Helmeted head of Athena right
R: AΘE Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
16.59g
21 mm
Kroll -; HGC 4, 1599

Ex. Numismatik-Naumann, Auction 52, Lot 126
4 commentsMat02/15/18 at 05:59quadrans: Congratulation.., nice piece..,
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Attica, Athens (353 - 294 B.C)18 viewsAR Tetradrachm
O: Helmeted head of Athena right
R: AΘE Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
16.59g
21 mm
Kroll -; HGC 4, 1599

Ex. Numismatik-Naumann, Auction 52, Lot 126
4 commentsMat02/15/18 at 01:28Nemonater: Awesome iconic ancient!
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CONSTANTINOPLE: Leo I5 viewsLeo I. AD 457-474. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.46 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 10th officina. Struck AD 462 or 466. D N LEO PE RPET AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield with horseman motif / VICTORI A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross in right hand; star to right; I//CONOB. RIC X 605; Depeyrot 93/1. VF, “X” graffito on obverse, a few light marks on reverse.3 commentsMolinari02/14/18 at 22:53Jay GT4: Great looking coin
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CONSTANTINOPLE: Leo I5 viewsLeo I. AD 457-474. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.46 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 10th officina. Struck AD 462 or 466. D N LEO PE RPET AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield with horseman motif / VICTORI A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross in right hand; star to right; I//CONOB. RIC X 605; Depeyrot 93/1. VF, “X” graffito on obverse, a few light marks on reverse.3 commentsMolinari02/14/18 at 18:30Molinari: Thanks, Peter. I'm shaking things up a bit ou...
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Domitian RIC-55536 viewsAR Denarius, 2.88g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 555 (R2). BMC p. 325 note. RSC 233a.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII across field; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection.

88 AD was the year Domitian held the Secular Games and the Rome mint struck a series of denarii with reverses that explicitly commemorated the event. Additionally, the mint was experimenting with the denarius' standard Minerva reverse designs and legends. These special Minerva issues struck early in 88 may have a connection to the games as well. This denarius has the normal Minerva with spear (M4) but unusually has the consular date across field and lacks the IMP number. Denarii with the legends across field are very rare. It is a Reverse die match with the RIC plate coin, a good indication of how rare the type is.

A bit under weight, but in fine style and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/18 at 18:01quadrans: Nice pick up..
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CONSTANTINOPLE: Leo I5 viewsLeo I. AD 457-474. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.46 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 10th officina. Struck AD 462 or 466. D N LEO PE RPET AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield with horseman motif / VICTORI A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross in right hand; star to right; I//CONOB. RIC X 605; Depeyrot 93/1. VF, “X” graffito on obverse, a few light marks on reverse.3 commentsMolinari02/14/18 at 18:01Enodia: Very nice!
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03 Constantius II7 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANA.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/14/18 at 14:55Mat: Nice face on the spearman.
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Domitian RIC-55536 viewsAR Denarius, 2.88g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 555 (R2). BMC p. 325 note. RSC 233a.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII across field; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection.

88 AD was the year Domitian held the Secular Games and the Rome mint struck a series of denarii with reverses that explicitly commemorated the event. Additionally, the mint was experimenting with the denarius' standard Minerva reverse designs and legends. These special Minerva issues struck early in 88 may have a connection to the games as well. This denarius has the normal Minerva with spear (M4) but unusually has the consular date across field and lacks the IMP number. Denarii with the legends across field are very rare. It is a Reverse die match with the RIC plate coin, a good indication of how rare the type is.

A bit under weight, but in fine style and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/18 at 08:25FlaviusDomitianus: These are nice indeed.
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse10 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Drachm (380-337 BC. )
Obv.: Head of nymph Larissa facing, head turned slightly to left, wearing ampyx, earring and simple necklace
Rev: [ΛΑ]-Ρ-ΙΣΑ, Hero Thessalos wearing petasos and chlamys, standing right, left foot raised, restraining bridled horse moving right.
Ag, 5.76g, 18mm
Ref.: Lorber, Middle Series III, O1/R4.
2 commentsshanxi02/14/18 at 01:07Jay GT4: I love these portraits. Great piece
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Domitian RIC-55536 viewsAR Denarius, 2.88g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 555 (R2). BMC p. 325 note. RSC 233a.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII across field; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection.

88 AD was the year Domitian held the Secular Games and the Rome mint struck a series of denarii with reverses that explicitly commemorated the event. Additionally, the mint was experimenting with the denarius' standard Minerva reverse designs and legends. These special Minerva issues struck early in 88 may have a connection to the games as well. This denarius has the normal Minerva with spear (M4) but unusually has the consular date across field and lacks the IMP number. Denarii with the legends across field are very rare. It is a Reverse die match with the RIC plate coin, a good indication of how rare the type is.

A bit under weight, but in fine style and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/18 at 00:05Jay GT4: Me too! Awesome coin!
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Domitian RIC-55536 viewsAR Denarius, 2.88g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 555 (R2). BMC p. 325 note. RSC 233a.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII across field; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection.

88 AD was the year Domitian held the Secular Games and the Rome mint struck a series of denarii with reverses that explicitly commemorated the event. Additionally, the mint was experimenting with the denarius' standard Minerva reverse designs and legends. These special Minerva issues struck early in 88 may have a connection to the games as well. This denarius has the normal Minerva with spear (M4) but unusually has the consular date across field and lacks the IMP number. Denarii with the legends across field are very rare. It is a Reverse die match with the RIC plate coin, a good indication of how rare the type is.

A bit under weight, but in fine style and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/18 at 00:04Nemonater: Awesome catch, first I've ever seen!
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Julianus of Pannonia10 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR IVLIANVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
VICTORIA AVG; Victory stg. left, holding wreath and palm branch; S A in fields.
Ex: XXI
Siscia
RIC 5
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/13/18 at 14:45Barnaba6: Wonderful. Congrats!
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130 Trajan8 viewsTRAJAN AR silver denarius Rome, 102.
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head of Trajan to right.
Reverse - P M TR P COS IIII P P Victory standing facing, head turned to left, holding wreath and palm.
Cohen 240. RIC 58. 18mm, 3.3g.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/13/18 at 14:18Mat: Nice pickup, Randy
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Roman Empire, CALIGULA, AD 37 - 41.30 viewsGaius (Caligula), AD 37 - 41.
AE sestertius, Roma mint, AD 37-38.
Obv. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, laureate head left.
Rev. SPQR / PP / OBCIVES / SERVATOS within oak-wreath.
RIC 37 (I, 111).
27,20g, 35mm.

Provenance: Hess-Divo, Auction 309, lot 133.
1 commentsapyatygin02/13/18 at 11:56Gary W2: Beautiful. Great surfaces.
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Agrippina, Drusilla and Julia, Caligula's three sisters225 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (23.4g, 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius ("Caligula") AD 37-38.
Obverse: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT laureate portret of Gaius facing left
Reverse: AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA Agrippina (Jr), the eldest sister as Securitas, leaning on column, holding cornucopia, and placing left hand on Drusilla's shoulder; Drusilla, the middle sister, as Concordia, holding patera and cornucopia; and Julia Livilla, the youngest, as Fortuna, holding rudder and cornucopia.
RIC (Gaius) 33; Cohen 4
Ex Harlan J. Berk, Buy/Bid Sale

This specimen in the style of a provincial branch mint, rarer than those in Rome-mint style.
4 commentsCharles S02/13/18 at 11:52Gary W2: Love the portrait. This portrait seems similar to ...
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Hadrian RIC#245A7 viewsHadrian (117- 138). Rome, c. 131-138 AD. Silver Denarius. 2,85 g. 17 mm.

Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right.

Rev: FORTVNA AVG, Fortuna standing left holding patera and cornucopiae. VF, old collection patina.

RIC#245A
1 commentsPaul R302/13/18 at 11:48Jay GT4: Great looking coin
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130 Trajan8 viewsTRAJAN AR silver denarius Rome, 102.
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head of Trajan to right.
Reverse - P M TR P COS IIII P P Victory standing facing, head turned to left, holding wreath and palm.
Cohen 240. RIC 58. 18mm, 3.3g.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/13/18 at 11:47Jay GT4: That's not a fallen horseman!
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 48, Sestertius of AD 40-4159 viewsĆ sestertius (24.2g, Ř35mm, 6h) Lugdunum mint, struck AD 40-41.
Obv.: C CAESAR DIVI AVG·PRON·AVG·PM·TR P IIII P P, laureate head of Gaius facing left.
Rev.: ADLOCVT (above) COH (below) Gaius on a platform addressing five soldiers, four with legionary standards.
RIC 48 (S); Cohen 1; Sear (RCV 2K) 1799

Payment to the praetorian guard of the bequest of Tiberius. The minting of this sestertius was ordered directly by the emperor, hence the lack of the letters S C.
The legend TR.P.IIII is perhaps an indication that it was minted to pay the planned invasion of Brittania. This type was probably not in minted Rome (as attributed by RIC) but in Lugdunum.
3 commentsCharles S02/13/18 at 11:44Gary W2: Love the eyes. Caligula even looks like he isn'...
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D.abs Louis the Pious (obol, class 3)4 viewsLouis the Pious, king of the Franks and Holy Roman emperor (813-840)
Obol (unknown mint in the south-east of France?, class 3, 822-840)

Silver, 0.77 g, 15 mm diameter, die axis 5 h

O: +PISTIΛNΛ PI; cross pattée with 4 pellets
R: +OPISTIΛNΛ PE; cross pattée

This obol may be due to a double reverse error because of the absence of the sovereign's name and the legend repetition on both sides. However several dies were used to strike this type (I could find 3 obverse and 3 reverse dies), one side always bears 4 pellets as the other does not. One of the reverse dies is associated to the more typical obverse legend +HLVDOVVICVS I. Consequently an error does not seem to be likely. Because of hoard localizations, these obols seem to come from a single mint, in the south-east of France (Lyon, Arles?).
1 commentsDroger02/13/18 at 05:12Stkp: interesting
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Probus15 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust right, with spear pointing right and shield seen from inner side.
ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre, captive under horse.
Ex: XXIB
Siscia
RIC 634 var.
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/12/18 at 22:45quadrans: Great bust.. an revers
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Probus16 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust to left, Holding shield and spear pointing forward.
SISCIA PROBI AVG; Siscia seated to left on throne, holding a long diadem with both hands; to left and right, the river-gods Savus and Colapsis holding urns from which water flows.
Ex: XXIT
Siscia
RIC 766
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/12/18 at 22:45quadrans: Great coin
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Probus16 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust to left, Holding shield and spear pointing forward.
SISCIA PROBI AVG; Siscia seated to left on throne, holding a long diadem with both hands; to left and right, the river-gods Savus and Colapsis holding urns from which water flows.
Ex: XXIT
Siscia
RIC 766
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/12/18 at 21:12Jay GT4: Nice reverse on this one!
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Probus15 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust right, with spear pointing right and shield seen from inner side.
ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre, captive under horse.
Ex: XXIB
Siscia
RIC 634 var.
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/12/18 at 21:09Jay GT4: Wonderful reverse!
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Probus9 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right.
FIDES MILITVM; Fides seated left on Throne, Holding patera and ensign; Two ensigns behind.
Ex: XXIP
Siscia
RIC 692
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/12/18 at 21:09Jay GT4: Great
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Thessaly, Pharsalos - Athena, Horse’s head 4 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos
Hemidrachm, late 5th-mid 4th centuries BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right
Rev.: Φ-AP, head of horse right
Ag, 2.80g, 13mm
Ref.: BCD Thessaly II 644.1
1 commentsshanxi02/12/18 at 21:08Jay GT4: I like the style of both Athena and the horse
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S.850 Aethelred I5 viewsSceat of Aethelred I, king of Northumbria, first reign (774-779)
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 850
O: EDILRED
R: Fantastic animal facing right, triquetra below, cross under tail

Rare "animal type" from Aethelred's first reign. During his second reign, he changed to the moneyer name type. The animal would last be used under his successor Aelfwald.

Ex- RC
2 commentsNap02/12/18 at 20:28Droger: great one, congrats !
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Phraates IV (38-2 BC). AR drachm. Ecbatana mint. 9 viewsObv. Diademed bust of Phraates left, "royal wart" on brow, wearing necklace, eagle behind bearing wreath.
Rev. Archer (Arsakes I) seated right examining bow. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / BAΣIΛEΩN - AΡΣAKOΥ - EΥEΡΓETOΥ / ΔIKAIOΥ - EΠIΦANOΥΣ / ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ
References: Sellwood 52.10. Shore 276.
19mm, 3.43g.
1 commentsCanaan02/12/18 at 19:15Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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ELYMAIS. Unknown Prince , Late II - Early III Century AD. Ć Drachm. 13 viewsObv.Diademed bust with bun.
Rev. Artemis standing with bow.
References: v.Haaff.19.1.1-1A. 
3 commentsCanaan02/12/18 at 19:15Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Aelius. Caesar, AD 136-138.6 viewsĆ As (24 mm, 9.75 gr). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian.
Bare head right / Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting skirt of dress.VG, brown patina.
3 commentsSam02/12/18 at 14:12Canaan:
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ELYMAIS. Unknown Prince , Late II - Early III Century AD. Ć Drachm. 13 viewsObv.Diademed bust with bun.
Rev. Artemis standing with bow.
References: v.Haaff.19.1.1-1A. 
3 commentsCanaan02/12/18 at 13:42Stkp: nice reverse
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ELYMAIS. Unknown Prince , Late II - Early III Century AD. Ć Drachm. 13 viewsObv.Diademed bust with bun.
Rev. Artemis standing with bow.
References: v.Haaff.19.1.1-1A. 
3 commentsCanaan02/12/18 at 07:48okidoki: very nice
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Huszár 569, Pohl 114-16, Unger 443p, Réthy II 116, Frynas H.26.4, Rupp 42/4-6 var. Tab XV/430 (legends and privy mark), Toma Exceptional Version A Plate III/15-17 var. (legends and privy mark)7 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .58 g, 14.6 mm. max, 270°

Obv: + REGIn...V...RIE, Open crown with letter O below

Rev: + MOnE...MARIE [Gothic-style letter A], Patriarchal cross

As both sides carry a titular legend, there is no consensus regarding obverse and reverse. The fullest legend on the side identified by Huszár and Pohl as the obverse (the side with the crown) is + mARIE D G R VnGARIE (although most coins are missing at least the first G). The fullest legend on the side identified by Unger, Réthy, Frynas and Gyöngyössy as the obverse (the side with the patriarchal cross) is + mOnETA mARIE R V. Since the letters R V are so often omitted from the cross side, Toma accepts the crown side as the obverse.

The standard Huszár was struck in 1384-1395 (per Huszár, with Unger and Frynas agreeing that it incepted in 1384) or in 1385-1395 (per Pohl), and is traditionally viewed as the last of three denarii struck by Maria. More recently, it has been viewed as the second type struck by her (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 566), in 1383-1385 (per Gyöngyössi and Toma). This coin, with the letter O privy mark below the crown, was struck at an unidentified mint in 1386-1389 (per Pohl). This appears to be a variation of the privy mark.

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of this type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Coins with this privy mark (Pohl 114-16) are not represented in the hoard.

Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross on the standard type. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard. The design combination on this coin appears to be Toma B/b.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. This coin is a variation of the type not described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl, Unger and Réthy, or Frynas. It is also not included in Toma's tabulation of legend variations or design combinations. It was recorded by Rupp with the Cm mark (Pohl 114-4) and viewed by Unger (1974) to be a distinct type, although it is not included in his catalog. Toma notes 16 coins of this variation in the hoard, bearing four privy marks, but not this mark (Toma plate III/15-17). Toma refers to the side with the patriarchal cross as the obverse, and notes that the design and legend are as per the obverse of Huszár 566. Toma refers to the side with the crown as the reverse, and notes that legend is as per the reverse legend of Huszár 566 but that the design is as per the obverse of Huszár 569. Toma concludes that this variation represents a distinct type, chronologically sandwiched between the earlier Huszár 569 and later Huszár 566.
1 commentsStkp02/12/18 at 05:55quadrans: Nice find
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Aelius. Caesar, AD 136-138.6 viewsĆ As (24 mm, 9.75 gr). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian.
Bare head right / Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting skirt of dress.VG, brown patina.
3 commentsSam02/12/18 at 00:35Sam: Man you are fast
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Nagas1 viewsNagas of Padmavati 335-340AD 1/4 Kakini with quite nice detail for this type of coin and reasonably central.
9mm dia and 0.69gr.
Obverse - Humped bull standing left.
Reverse- Maharaja sri ga (Ganendra) in Brahmi script.
1 commentsPaul R302/11/18 at 21:11Stkp: interesting coin
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Aelius. Caesar, AD 136-138.6 viewsĆ As (24 mm, 9.75 gr). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian.
Bare head right / Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting skirt of dress.VG, brown patina.
3 commentsSam02/11/18 at 20:53Canaan: Nice addition Sam, congrats.
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211 Hadrian Denarius Roma 132-34 AD Fortuna5 viewsReference.
RIC 211d; Str.*26var

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Lauderate head right.

Rev: COS III PP In ex FORT RED
Fortuna seated left holding rudder on Globe and cornucopiae

3.35 gr
15 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki02/11/18 at 18:17Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 1445 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 and bearded
Minted in Antioch (E | _ /ANZ). 350-355 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 144 (C2)
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/18 at 18:15Randygeki(h2): Not bad
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 3505 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 wears a Phrygian helmet and reaches back towards the emperor
Minted in Siscia (//ASIS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Siscia 350 (C3)
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/18 at 18:14Randygeki(h2): Nice addition. The patina is quite neat.
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147 - Constantius Chlorus - RIC V Pt. 2 Lugdunum 634 4 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PAX AVGG, Pax, standing left, holding olive branch and scepter
Minted in Lugdunum (//A). Emission 12, Series 2, Officina 1. A.D. 294
Reference:– Cohen -. Bastien 614 (3). RIC V Pt. 2 Lugdunum 634
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/18 at 18:13Randygeki(h2): Congrats
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Late Hellenic or early Roman, c.2nd Century B.C.-1st Century AD, Cast Lead Tessera or Appliqué2 viewsFacing head of Medusa (gorgoneion). (No legend)
Blank reverse.
18mm , 5g.
1 commentsCanaan02/11/18 at 18:12Randygeki(h2): Thats a really neat tessera
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07 Constantius II9 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD.
25mm 4.89g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, clutching, Star left, SMK Epsilon in ex.

Cyzikus 67
Scarce
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/11/18 at 13:53Jay GT4: I love the gren patina
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 3505 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 wears a Phrygian helmet and reaches back towards the emperor
Minted in Siscia (//ASIS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Siscia 350 (C3)
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/18 at 13:51Jay GT4: That's a great portrait
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01 Constantius Gallus9 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching, reaching
ALEΓ in ex
Alexandria 81
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/11/18 at 13:50Jay GT4: Agree, looks like he's got an apple in his mou...
050_Julia_Domna_(170-217_A_D_),_AE-23,_Macedonia,_Stobi,_IVLIA_AVGVSTA,_MVNI_STOB,_Nike_left,_Josifovski_180,_Varbanov_3872,_,Q-001,_7h,_22-22,5mm,_5,94g-s~0.jpg
Macedonia, Stobi, 050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #178 viewsMacedonia, Stobi, 050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #1
avers:- IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
revers:- MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date:170-217 A.D., ref: Josifovski 180, Varbanov 3872,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/11/18 at 12:10maridvnvm: Fantastic. It alsmost makes me want to start anoth...
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Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)15 viewsAR Denarius
O: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
R: SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left, flower in right, raising skirt with left.
21mm
3.14g
Cohen #21, RIC #117

Ex Frank Robinson Auction 103, Feb 6, 2018
Ex. Gordon Andreas Singer
6 commentsMat02/11/18 at 12:09maridvnvm: Congrats on a nice scarce denarius that most of us...
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01 Constantius Gallus9 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching, reaching
ALEΓ in ex
Alexandria 81
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/11/18 at 12:09maridvnvm: Nice and quite funny with that well/badly placed b...
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07 Constantius II9 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD.
25mm 4.89g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, clutching, Star left, SMK Epsilon in ex.

Cyzikus 67
Scarce
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/11/18 at 12:08maridvnvm: A very nice example of a scarce coin.
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Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)15 viewsAR Denarius
O: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
R: SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left, flower in right, raising skirt with left.
21mm
3.14g
Cohen #21, RIC #117

Ex Frank Robinson Auction 103, Feb 6, 2018
Ex. Gordon Andreas Singer
6 commentsMat02/11/18 at 10:26okidoki: congrats Mat
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1 Constans17 viewsConstans centenionalis. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Constans standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, piloted by Victory, R Q in ex. RIC 1093 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/11/18 at 09:18Canaan: Great details, congrats
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04 Constantius II21 views23 mm , 5,17g.
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind.

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, Star in left field

AQS Dot in ex.

RIC Aquileia 153
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/11/18 at 09:18Canaan: Great coin!!!
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07 Constantius II9 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD.
25mm 4.89g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, clutching, Star left, SMK Epsilon in ex.

Cyzikus 67
Scarce
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/11/18 at 09:17Canaan: Nice!!!
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Macedonia, Stobi, 050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #178 viewsMacedonia, Stobi, 050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #1
avers:- IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
revers:- MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date:170-217 A.D., ref: Josifovski 180, Varbanov 3872,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/11/18 at 06:27Randygeki(h2): Excellent !
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Bruttium Terina18 viewsHead of ninph left

TEPI
Crab; above crescent.

Terina; c. 350-275 BC

4.01g

Rare
HNItaly 2646; SNG ANS 889.

Beautiful glossy black/brown patina

Ancient Terina was located on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Euphemia, about 20 km (12 mi) from Lamezia Terme in Calabria, Italy.
2 commentsJay GT402/11/18 at 06:26Randygeki(h2): Cool addition Jay
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Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)15 viewsAR Denarius
O: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
R: SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left, flower in right, raising skirt with left.
21mm
3.14g
Cohen #21, RIC #117

Ex Frank Robinson Auction 103, Feb 6, 2018
Ex. Gordon Andreas Singer
6 commentsMat02/11/18 at 06:11Randygeki(h2): Sweet addition!
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07 Constantius II9 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD.
25mm 4.89g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, clutching, Star left, SMK Epsilon in ex.

Cyzikus 67
Scarce
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/11/18 at 06:02Mat: All around a nice addition
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01 Constantius Gallus9 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching, reaching
ALEΓ in ex
Alexandria 81
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/11/18 at 06:02Mat: Nice patina
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Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)15 viewsAR Denarius
O: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
R: SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left, flower in right, raising skirt with left.
21mm
3.14g
Cohen #21, RIC #117

Ex Frank Robinson Auction 103, Feb 6, 2018
Ex. Gordon Andreas Singer
6 commentsMat02/10/18 at 23:40Nemonater: Great catch!
diad.jpg
Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)15 viewsAR Denarius
O: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
R: SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left, flower in right, raising skirt with left.
21mm
3.14g
Cohen #21, RIC #117

Ex Frank Robinson Auction 103, Feb 6, 2018
Ex. Gordon Andreas Singer
6 commentsMat02/10/18 at 23:26quadrans: Hooops, nice one..
diad.jpg
Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)15 viewsAR Denarius
O: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
R: SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left, flower in right, raising skirt with left.
21mm
3.14g
Cohen #21, RIC #117

Ex Frank Robinson Auction 103, Feb 6, 2018
Ex. Gordon Andreas Singer
6 commentsMat02/10/18 at 22:39Jay GT4: I like it Mat. Nice!
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Vabalathus 44 viewsVabalathus
Antoninianus
Antioch Mint
IM C VHABALATHVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IVENVS AVG
Hercules standing right, head left, leaning on club and holding apples
RIC (Vabalathus) 4
1 commentsmauseus02/10/18 at 15:47mix_val: a rare specimen. Congrats!
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Denar, RIC 3, p.272, 734 - Faustina II, Venus8 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, waved hair knotted behind
Rev.: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and leaning on figured shield with Dioscuri, helmet below shield
Ag, 3.39g. 18.8mm
Ref.: RIC III 734, RSC 280a, CRE 227 [S]

I have a second version of this type in my gallery:
bust with band of pearls:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-143813
3 commentsshanxi02/10/18 at 12:56Jay GT4: Outstanding
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Denar, RIC 3, p.272, 734 - Faustina II, Venus8 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, waved hair knotted behind
Rev.: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and leaning on figured shield with Dioscuri, helmet below shield
Ag, 3.39g. 18.8mm
Ref.: RIC III 734, RSC 280a, CRE 227 [S]

I have a second version of this type in my gallery:
bust with band of pearls:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-143813
3 commentsshanxi02/10/18 at 12:44quadrans: Nice piece..
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Kingdom of Macedon, Perseus, Tetradrachm32 viewsKingdom of Macedon, Perseus, 176 – 168 Amphipolis Tetradrachm 176-168
AR 31.5mm., 15.85g
Obv: Diademed head right, slightly bearded.
Rev: BAΣIEΛEΩΣ ΠEPEΣΩΣ; Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with open wings; in right field, monogram, all within wreath
Ward Collection 409. Mamroth 25.
ex Naville Numismatics Auction 19 (13.12.2015), Lot 46; ex NAC sale 78, 2014, 1413
2 commentsareich02/10/18 at 08:31quadrans: Beauty...
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169 - Constans - AE4 - Barbarous7 viewsObv:– D N CONSTA-N[S P F AVG], Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– [FEL TEMP RE--IARAIIII, Soldier standing left, knee raised, spearing a fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards
Tiny barbarous imitation.

1.22 gms. 180 degrees. 12.77 mm
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/10/18 at 08:29quadrans: Ohh, It is great...
050_Julia_Domna_(170-217_A_D_),_AE-23,_Macedonia,_Stobi,_IVLIA_AVGVSTA,_MVNI_STOB,_Nike_left,_Josifovski_180,_Varbanov_3872,_,Q-001,_7h,_22-22,5mm,_5,94g-s.jpg
050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #184 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #1
avers:- IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
revers:- MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date:170-217 A.D., ref: Josifovski 180, Varbanov 3872,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/10/18 at 04:52Canaan: Great details, a very nice coin
050_Julia_Domna_(170-217_A_D_),_AE-23,_Macedonia,_Stobi,_IVLIA_AVGVSTA,_MVNI_STOB,_Nike_left,_Josifovski_180,_Varbanov_3872,_,Q-001,_7h,_22-22,5mm,_5,94g-s.jpg
050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #184 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #1
avers:- IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
revers:- MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date:170-217 A.D., ref: Josifovski 180, Varbanov 3872,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/10/18 at 03:35Jay GT4: Nice patina
Bruttium_Crab.jpg
Bruttium Terina18 viewsHead of ninph left

TEPI
Crab; above crescent.

Terina; c. 350-275 BC

4.01g

Rare
HNItaly 2646; SNG ANS 889.

Beautiful glossy black/brown patina

Ancient Terina was located on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Euphemia, about 20 km (12 mi) from Lamezia Terme in Calabria, Italy.
2 commentsJay GT402/09/18 at 19:56Canaan: Nice!!!
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Lugdunum 0843 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-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 84 (S)

4.04 gms. 0 degrees. 20.89 mm
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/09/18 at 17:46Randygeki(h2): Great example.
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169 - Constans - AE4 - Barbarous7 viewsObv:– D N CONSTA-N[S P F AVG], Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– [FEL TEMP RE--IARAIIII, Soldier standing left, knee raised, spearing a fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards
Tiny barbarous imitation.

1.22 gms. 180 degrees. 12.77 mm
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/09/18 at 17:45Randygeki(h2): A very neat coin!
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Struck A.D.378 - 383. VALENTINIAN II. AE3 of Antioch2 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right.
Reverse: VRBS ROMA. Roma seated on cuirass facing left, holding Victory in her right hand and spear in her left; in right field, ✱; in exergue, ANTB.
RIC IX : 51
1 comments*Alex02/09/18 at 17:33Jay GT4: Love the color
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169 - Constans - AE4 - Barbarous7 viewsObv:– D N CONSTA-N[S P F AVG], Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– [FEL TEMP RE--IARAIIII, Soldier standing left, knee raised, spearing a fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards
Tiny barbarous imitation.

1.22 gms. 180 degrees. 12.77 mm
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/09/18 at 15:34Mat: Very cool find, Martin
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03 Constantius II3 viewsConstantius II
Ae 14
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing Horseman, bearded,hair in braids, reaching
AN epsilon / M left
Antioch 190
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/09/18 at 14:45Mat: Nice look to it
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155 - Licinius I - Follis - RIC VI Antioch 162a8 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C LIC LICINNIVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, nude but for a chlamys hanging low from his left arm, modius on head, standing facing, head left, holding up a figurine of Victory in his righ hand and a cornucopia in his left arm
Minted in Antioch (* | H // ANT). A.D. 311-312
Reference:– RIC VI Antioch 162a (S)
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/09/18 at 07:37Randygeki(h2): Excellent example
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Volusian (251 - 253 A.D.)11 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A K Γ AΦ ΓAΛ B BOΛOΥΣIANOΣ EΥΣ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Radiate bust of Helios facing right; L - Γ (Year 3) flanking.
23mm
9.3g
Dattari (Savio) 5127; K&G 84.6 Emmett 3684

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
2 commentsMat02/09/18 at 07:37Randygeki(h2): Another cool find. Congrats
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Titus RIC-108 (2)64 viewsAR Denarius, 3.26g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 108 (C2). BMC 66. RSC 318.
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Curule chair; above, wreath
Ex JW Harper Collection.

Most dies of this 'pulvinar' type depict the wreath sitting atop the chair unadorned. Here we see what appears to be some sort of semi-circular backing. Ben Damsky in his paper 'The Throne and Curule Chair types of Titus and Domitian' speculated the semicircle variant may be the result of a literal minded engraver who included the support device that held the wreath in place(!). I'm not quite sure what it is. Possibly it is just some sort added decoration. Regardless, it is a Rare variant of this common 'pulvinar' type. A quick scan of asearch.info turned up 80 specimens with an unadorned chair and only 7 with a semicircular 'frame'.

Well centred and good metal.
3 commentsDavid Atherton02/09/18 at 06:05quadrans: Interesting piece..
voultet.jpg
Volusian (251 - 253 A.D.)11 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A K Γ AΦ ΓAΛ B BOΛOΥΣIANOΣ EΥΣ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Radiate bust of Helios facing right; L - Γ (Year 3) flanking.
23mm
9.3g
Dattari (Savio) 5127; K&G 84.6 Emmett 3684

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
2 commentsMat02/09/18 at 03:13Nemonater: Nice!
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Augustus Ć 26 28 viewsCAESAR
Bare head of Augustus right

AVGVSTVS
in Laurel wreath

Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch mint

26mm, 13.6g.


Scarce.

ex-Incitatus

Wildwinds example
Old cleaning scratches on both sides are not as pronounced in hand.

New photo
5 commentsJay GT402/09/18 at 02:03ancientone: Awesome patina!
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CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol30 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
8 commentsJay GT402/09/18 at 02:02ancientone: Very cool coin!
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155 - Licinius I - Follis - RIC VI Antioch 162a8 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C LIC LICINNIVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, nude but for a chlamys hanging low from his left arm, modius on head, standing facing, head left, holding up a figurine of Victory in his righ hand and a cornucopia in his left arm
Minted in Antioch (* | H // ANT). A.D. 311-312
Reference:– RIC VI Antioch 162a (S)
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/08/18 at 23:25Jay GT4: Great style
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2090 LYDIA, Nysa Hadrian Ae 30 Męn standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2090; Paris 547; Regling 70

Obv. AYTOKPATOP KAICAP TPAIANOC AΔPIANOC CЄB.
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right, with a radiated head right facing on Hadrian his bust

Rev. KAMAPЄITHC NYCAЄΩN.
Męn, wearing Phrygian cap, short chiton, long cloak and boots, standing facing, head l., holding patera in his extended r. hand, l. resting on staff

24.29 gr
30 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki02/08/18 at 21:15Jay GT4: Really like the reverse
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2090 LYDIA, Nysa Hadrian Ae 30 Męn standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2090; Paris 547; Regling 70

Obv. AYTOKPATOP KAICAP TPAIANOC AΔPIANOC CЄB.
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right, with a radiated head right facing on Hadrian his bust

Rev. KAMAPЄITHC NYCAЄΩN.
Męn, wearing Phrygian cap, short chiton, long cloak and boots, standing facing, head l., holding patera in his extended r. hand, l. resting on staff

24.29 gr
30 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki02/08/18 at 20:15FlaviusDomitianus: Great reverse!
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Claudius, 41-54. As (Copper, 29mm, 9.45 g ), Rome, 50-54. 3 viewsObv. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Bare head of Claudius to left.
Rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTA / S - C Libertas standing facing, her head turned to right, holding pileus in her right hand and extending her left.
References: BMC 204. BN 230. Cohen 47. RIC 113.
1 commentsCanaan02/08/18 at 17:46Randygeki(h2): Not bad
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Phraataces and Musa97 viewsdrachm, 2 BC - 4 AD
Sellwood 58.9
6 commentsRobert L302/08/18 at 15:26Schatz: An absolute beauty!
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 054b, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Trophy,111 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 054b, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Trophy,
avers:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, and draped bust right.
revers:- PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Two Persians bound and seated back to back at the base of the trophy.
exe: , diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 201 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-054b, p-220, RSC-175cf, BMC-262, Sear 6853,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/08/18 at 14:45Schatz: Lovely portrait and reverse!
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409var2., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,116 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409var2., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M AVREL•ANT ONINVS AVG, Laureate draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:180 A.D., ref: RIC III 409var2., p-245, RSC 972b, BMCRE 805 note, Szaivert MIR 18 461-4/37, Sear-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/08/18 at 14:43Mat: A great find
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GREEK, Argolis Argos AR Triobol 490- 470 BC 2.55g 10mm 6h11 viewsForepart of wolf at bay to left.Rev Alpha with bar sloping to the right,and with two pellets one above and one below,within a shallow incuse square,with two deeper incuse squares in the upper part.
Very rare
1 commentsGrant H02/08/18 at 04:33Randygeki(h2): Neat coin
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409var2., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,116 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409var2., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M AVREL•ANT ONINVS AVG, Laureate draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:180 A.D., ref: RIC III 409var2., p-245, RSC 972b, BMCRE 805 note, Szaivert MIR 18 461-4/37, Sear-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/08/18 at 04:33Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 054b, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Trophy,111 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 054b, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Trophy,
avers:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, and draped bust right.
revers:- PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Two Persians bound and seated back to back at the base of the trophy.
exe: , diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 201 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-054b, p-220, RSC-175cf, BMC-262, Sear 6853,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/08/18 at 04:33Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 054b, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Trophy,111 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 054b, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Trophy,
avers:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, and draped bust right.
revers:- PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Two Persians bound and seated back to back at the base of the trophy.
exe: , diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 201 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-054b, p-220, RSC-175cf, BMC-262, Sear 6853,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/08/18 at 04:33Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-050, #04112 views013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-050, #04
avers:- Three columns, above them two crescents, E-E to the sides.
revers:- Lines and crescents instead of an inscription, cross with four wedges.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,80 mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-050, CHN-1-056, Huszar-054,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla-,
Q-004
1 commentsquadrans02/08/18 at 02:12Stkp: nice coin
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Domitian RIC-73861 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 738 (R2). BMC (spec. acquired 1990). RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Dionysos, eBay, January 2018.

This denarius is from a very rare issue struck towards the end of summer 92 and can be dated by the TR P XI and IMP XXII, an exceedingly rare combination. This series commemorating Domitian's 22nd imperial acclamation was most likely awarded for a victory against the Sarmatians and Suevi near the end of the campaigning season just before he became TR P XII on 14th September. The rarity of this dating combination indicates just how tight the window was for this issue. Perhaps struck for just a few fleeting weeks (or days).

A bit ragged, but in good metal and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/08/18 at 00:19quadrans: nice pick up
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LUCANIA. Metapontum. 1 viewsĆ15, 2.4g; c. 300-250 BC
Obv.: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Rev.: M-E, three barley grains arranged in a circle; cross-torch.
Reference: SNG ANS 581; SNG Cop. 1265.
1 commentsJohn Anthony02/08/18 at 00:06Jay GT4: Nice!
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Struck A.D.384 - 387. VALENTINIAN II. AE3 of SISCIA1 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG. Pear-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Valentinian II advancing right, holding labarum in his left hand and dragging barbarian by the hair in his right; in exergue, ASISC.
RIC IX : 38a
1 comments*Alex02/07/18 at 23:25Jay GT4: Great strike
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Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. 6 viewsAR Denarius Struck under Marcus Aurelius.
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / C E RES, Ceres seated left, on chest, holding grain ears in right hand and long torch in left.
RIC III 669 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 2-4/10c; BMCRE 82;RSC 35a.
Ch VF , 19 mm, 3.47 Grams.
1 commentsHenriette A02/07/18 at 23:24Jay GT4: Nice ladies
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I., (162-150 B.C.), SC 1645, Serrate AE-20, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Bow, and quiver.110 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I., (162-150 B.C.), SC 1645, Serrate AE-20, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Bow, and quiver.
avers:- Bust of Artemis right, wearing Stephane, bow, and quiver over shoulder.
revers:- BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Bow, and quiver.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 7,14g, axes: 1h,
mint: Antioch, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I., date: 162-150 B.C., ref: Seleukid Coins 1645, HGC 826, BMC 3.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/07/18 at 23:24Jay GT4: Nice patina
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03 Constantius II8 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, two braids, clutching
ANZ / M left
Antioch 191
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/07/18 at 17:52quadrans: Nice one
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Huszár 569 var., Pohl 114-4 var., Unger 443d var., Réthy II 116 var., Frynas H.26.4 var., cf. Rupp 43/97 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .40 g., 14.08 mm. max, 180°

Obv: + mOnETA • mARIA • [antiqua-style letters A without interior bar], Open crown with CM below

Rev: ...OnETA ... [antiqua-style letters A without interior bar; double-struck], Patriarchal cross

As both sides carry a titular legend, there is no consensus regarding obverse and reverse. The fullest legend on the side identified by Huszár and Pohl as the obverse (the side with the crown) is + mARIE D G R VnGARIE (although most coins are missing at least the first G). The fullest legend on the side identified by Unger, Réthy, Frynas and Gyöngyössy as the obverse (the side with the patriarchal cross) is + mOnETA mARIE R V. Since the letters R V are so often omitted from the cross side, Toma accepts the crown side as the obverse.

The standard Huszár 569 was struck in 1384-1395 (per Huszár, with Unger and Frynas agreeing that it incepted in 1384) or in 1385-1395 (per Pohl), and is traditionally viewed as the last of three denarii struck by Maria. More recently, it has been viewed as the second type struck by her (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 566), in 1383-1385 (per Gyöngyössi and Toma). This coin, with a Cm below the crown, was struck in Körmöcbánya/Kremnitz (now Kremnica, Slovakia) by Johannes Craczer in 1385 (per Pohl).

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of the standard type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Toma lists two variations among five coins with a Cm mark (Pohl 114-4).

Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross on the standard type. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard, only one of which, Toma A/b, appears among four coins with a Cm mark (Pohl 114-4). This coin appears to bear the A/b combination.

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 5. Due to the double-striking of the cross side of this coin, most of the legend is undecipherable. From the few letters that can be discerned, that side, like the crown side, appears to read, + mOnETA mARIA (or a variant). If so, this coin is a variation of the type not described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl, Unger and Réthy, or Frynas, nor by Toma. It is, however, recorded by Rupp.
1 commentsStkp02/07/18 at 17:51quadrans: Nice one
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Huszár 569, Pohl 114-2, Unger 443b, Réthy II 116, Frynas H.26.46 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .53 g., 15.33 mm. max., 270°

Obv: + mARIE D G R VGARI [antiqua-style letters A without interior bar], Open crown with antiqua-style letter A without interior bar, below

Rev: + m ... ARIE R V [antiqua-style letter A], Patriarchal cross, pellet below

As both sides carry a titular legend, there is no consensus regarding obverse and reverse. The fullest legend on the side identified by Huszár and Pohl as the obverse (the side with the crown) is + mARIE D G R VnGARIE (although most coins are missing at least the first G). The fullest legend on the side identified by Unger, Réthy, Frynas and Gyöngyössy as the obverse (the side with the patriarchal cross) is + mOnETA mARIE R V. Since the letters R V are so often omitted from the cross side, Toma accepts the crown side as the obverse.

The type was struck in 1384-1395 (per Huszár, with Unger and Frynas agreeing that it incepted in 1384) or in 1385-1395 (per Pohl), and is traditionally viewed as the last of three denarii struck by Maria. More recently, it has been viewed as the second type struck by her (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 566), in 1383-1385 (per Gyöngyössi and Toma). This coin, with an antiqua-style letter A without interior bar privy mark below the crown, was struck in Székesfehérvár/Alba Regia in 1386-1395 (per Pohl).

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of this type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Toma lists seven variations among seventeen coins with this privy mark (Pohl 114-2). The obverse legend is not recorded by Toma.

Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard, three of which occur among fifteen coins with this privy mark (Pohl 114-2). The design combination on this coin appears to be Toma B/c (crown B is linked only with crosses b and c; cross c is linked only with crown B).

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. The legend combination described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl; in Unger and Réthy, and in Frynas, all differ.
1 commentsStkp02/07/18 at 17:50quadrans: I like this..
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077 B.C., P. Satrienus, AR-Denarius , Crawford 388, Rome, She-Wolf left, ROMA/ P.SATRIE/NVS,250 views077 B.C., P. Satrienus, AR-Denarius , Crawford 388, Rome, She-Wolf left, ROMA/ P.SATRIE/NVS,
avers:- Helmeted head of Roma right, ITX behind,
revers: - She-Wolf left, above ROMA, in exergo P.SATRIE/NVS.
exerg: -/-//P.SATRIE/NVS, diameter: 16,5-18mm, weight: 3,81g, axis: 9h,
mint: Rome, date: 77 B.C., ref: Crawford-388/1b, Sydenham 781a, Satriena 1,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/07/18 at 17:47quadrans: Thank you, Jay
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03 Constantius II8 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, two braids, clutching
ANZ / M left
Antioch 191
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/07/18 at 14:44Mat: Very nice
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - RIC 1934 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– FIDES MILITVM, Fides seated left holding two standards
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 193. RSC 51
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/07/18 at 13:16David Atherton: Lovely double-struck portrait.
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03 Constantius II8 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, two braids, clutching
ANZ / M left
Antioch 191
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/07/18 at 13:16David Atherton: Very attractive piece.
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03 Constantius II8 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, two braids, clutching
ANZ / M left
Antioch 191
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/07/18 at 12:04Jay GT4: You're really gathering quite the cavalry
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Domitian RIC-73861 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 738 (R2). BMC (spec. acquired 1990). RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Dionysos, eBay, January 2018.

This denarius is from a very rare issue struck towards the end of summer 92 and can be dated by the TR P XI and IMP XXII, an exceedingly rare combination. This series commemorating Domitian's 22nd imperial acclamation was most likely awarded for a victory against the Sarmatians and Suevi near the end of the campaigning season just before he became TR P XII on 14th September. The rarity of this dating combination indicates just how tight the window was for this issue. Perhaps struck for just a few fleeting weeks (or days).

A bit ragged, but in good metal and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/07/18 at 12:03Jay GT4: Nice find. I saw this one too
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Domitian RIC-73861 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 738 (R2). BMC (spec. acquired 1990). RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Dionysos, eBay, January 2018.

This denarius is from a very rare issue struck towards the end of summer 92 and can be dated by the TR P XI and IMP XXII, an exceedingly rare combination. This series commemorating Domitian's 22nd imperial acclamation was most likely awarded for a victory against the Sarmatians and Suevi near the end of the campaigning season just before he became TR P XII on 14th September. The rarity of this dating combination indicates just how tight the window was for this issue. Perhaps struck for just a few fleeting weeks (or days).

A bit ragged, but in good metal and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/07/18 at 10:14FlaviusDomitianus: Nice rarity
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Domitian RIC-73861 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 738 (R2). BMC (spec. acquired 1990). RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Dionysos, eBay, January 2018.

This denarius is from a very rare issue struck towards the end of summer 92 and can be dated by the TR P XI and IMP XXII, an exceedingly rare combination. This series commemorating Domitian's 22nd imperial acclamation was most likely awarded for a victory against the Sarmatians and Suevi near the end of the campaigning season just before he became TR P XII on 14th September. The rarity of this dating combination indicates just how tight the window was for this issue. Perhaps struck for just a few fleeting weeks (or days).

A bit ragged, but in good metal and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/07/18 at 08:53maridvnvm: Excellent find.
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BCC LH76 viewsLead Head
Hollow cast lead figure
of a miniature stylized head.
Inscribed around:
KAΛOK AIPOC
37.5 x 21.5 x 11mm.
10.38gm.
Identical and from the same mold
as BCC LH6. I believe KAΛOKAIPOC
is a personal name, which may(?)
also be translated as "summer" or
"in a good time". Other ideas are
welcome. I have seen three of these,
all from the same mold, all from
Caesarea Maritima. Identical to
BCC LH6. Surface find, 1974
1 commentsv-drome02/07/18 at 06:24Canaan: Very interesting i wonder these were parts of what...
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079 - Julia Mamaea denarius - RIC 3606 viewsIVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Diademed, draped bust right
Rev:– VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, holding palladium & scepter
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 360, RSC 81, BMC 381
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/07/18 at 06:21Randygeki(h2): An unsual portrait.
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MAGNENTIUS Centenionalis Lyons9 viewsMagnentius Ć 23mm Centenionalis.
Lyons mint, 350 AD. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped & cuirassed bust right, A to left / VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; S V/RPLG in ex.
2 commentsancientone02/07/18 at 06:21Randygeki(h2): Nice addition
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 1895 viewsDenarius
Obv:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
Rev:- FORT RED P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and leaning on reversed rudder; wheel before
Minted in Rome. A.D. 211
Reference– RIC 189, RSC 84, BMC 1
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/07/18 at 06:20Randygeki(h2): Indeed, very nice
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(04) CALIGULA6 views37-41 AD
Struck 37-38 AD
AE as 26 mm. 9/7 g
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left.
R: VESTA above, S C across field, Vesta seated left, holding patera and sceptre.
Rome; Cohen 27. RCV 1803.
1 commentslaney02/07/18 at 06:20Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (Sinjar). Qutb al-Din Muhammad. AH 594-616 / AD 1197-1219. Ć Dirhem, Sinjar mint. Uncertain AH date.10 viewsObv. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed male Roman-style bust left, holding spear or scepter over shoulder and shield; tamgha before, mint name and [AH date] around.
Rev. Names and titles of Abbasid Caliph al-Nasir and Qutb al-Din Muhammad bin Zengi in five lines across field; name continued to right and left; Zengid tamgha in exergue.
References: S&S 81; Album 1880.2.
Brown patina, 25mm and 9.25 grams.
2 commentsCanaan02/07/18 at 06:20Randygeki(h2): A neat type
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -5 viewsDenarius
Obv:– SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– PART MAX P M TR P VIIII, two captives seated at foot of trophy
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 202
Reference:– RIC IV -; BMCRE -; RSC -.

2.94 gms. 0 degrees. 20.31 mm
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/07/18 at 06:19Randygeki(h2): Congrats Martin, a nice find
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Domitian RIC-73861 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 738 (R2). BMC (spec. acquired 1990). RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Dionysos, eBay, January 2018.

This denarius is from a very rare issue struck towards the end of summer 92 and can be dated by the TR P XI and IMP XXII, an exceedingly rare combination. This series commemorating Domitian's 22nd imperial acclamation was most likely awarded for a victory against the Sarmatians and Suevi near the end of the campaigning season just before he became TR P XII on 14th September. The rarity of this dating combination indicates just how tight the window was for this issue. Perhaps struck for just a few fleeting weeks (or days).

A bit ragged, but in good metal and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/07/18 at 06:19Randygeki(h2): Congrats
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077 B.C., P. Satrienus, AR-Denarius , Crawford 388, Rome, She-Wolf left, ROMA/ P.SATRIE/NVS,250 views077 B.C., P. Satrienus, AR-Denarius , Crawford 388, Rome, She-Wolf left, ROMA/ P.SATRIE/NVS,
avers:- Helmeted head of Roma right, ITX behind,
revers: - She-Wolf left, above ROMA, in exergo P.SATRIE/NVS.
exerg: -/-//P.SATRIE/NVS, diameter: 16,5-18mm, weight: 3,81g, axis: 9h,
mint: Rome, date: 77 B.C., ref: Crawford-388/1b, Sydenham 781a, Satriena 1,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/07/18 at 04:14Jay GT4: How did I miss this one? Amazing Q
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MAGNENTIUS Centenionalis Lyons9 viewsMagnentius Ć 23mm Centenionalis.
Lyons mint, 350 AD. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped & cuirassed bust right, A to left / VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; S V/RPLG in ex.
2 commentsancientone02/07/18 at 03:23Jay GT4: Nice
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079 - Julia Mamaea denarius - RIC 3516 viewsIVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Diademed, draped bust right
Rev:– VENERI FELICI, Venus standing front, head right, holding Cupid & scepter
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 351, RSC 60, BMC 189
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/07/18 at 01:23Jay GT4: double struck?
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079 - Julia Mamaea denarius - RIC 3606 viewsIVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Diademed, draped bust right
Rev:– VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, holding palladium & scepter
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 360, RSC 81, BMC 381
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/07/18 at 01:23Jay GT4: Interesting portrait on this one. Very distinct
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 1895 viewsDenarius
Obv:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
Rev:- FORT RED P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and leaning on reversed rudder; wheel before
Minted in Rome. A.D. 211
Reference– RIC 189, RSC 84, BMC 1
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/07/18 at 01:21Jay GT4: Great portrait
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -5 viewsDenarius
Obv:– SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– PART MAX P M TR P VIIII, two captives seated at foot of trophy
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 202
Reference:– RIC IV -; BMCRE -; RSC -.

2.94 gms. 0 degrees. 20.31 mm
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/06/18 at 21:22Jay GT4: Great eye
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Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC5 viewsAR tdr., 15,67gr, 30,7mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI., 78/77-62/61 BC); mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, short beard in vertical curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;
2 commentsSchatz02/06/18 at 12:48Jay GT4: Great coin and nose!
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(11) TITUS7 views79 - 81 AD
Struck 80-81 AD
AE orichalcum dupondius 27mm, 11.2g.
O: IMP T VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, radiate head left.
R: SECVRITAS P R, Securitas seated left, holding sceptre; lighted and garlanded altar before; SC below
Rome. RIC II 119 var.
2 commentslaney02/06/18 at 12:48Jay GT4: That's what an ancient coin should look like. ...
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ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (Sinjar). Qutb al-Din Muhammad. AH 594-616 / AD 1197-1219. Ć Dirhem, Sinjar mint. Uncertain AH date.10 viewsObv. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed male Roman-style bust left, holding spear or scepter over shoulder and shield; tamgha before, mint name and [AH date] around.
Rev. Names and titles of Abbasid Caliph al-Nasir and Qutb al-Din Muhammad bin Zengi in five lines across field; name continued to right and left; Zengid tamgha in exergue.
References: S&S 81; Album 1880.2.
Brown patina, 25mm and 9.25 grams.
2 commentsCanaan02/06/18 at 12:47Jay GT4: Very unusual
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(11) TITUS7 views79 - 81 AD
Struck 80-81 AD
AE orichalcum dupondius 27mm, 11.2g.
O: IMP T VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, radiate head left.
R: SECVRITAS P R, Securitas seated left, holding sceptre; lighted and garlanded altar before; SC below
Rome. RIC II 119 var.
2 commentslaney02/06/18 at 10:44Canaan: Nice!!!
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Artuqids of Mardin: Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan (580-597 AH / 1184-1200 CE) Ć Dirham (Whelan Type I, 50-1; S&S Type 33.3; Album 1829.1)12 viewsISLAMIC. Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan (AH 580-597 / 1184-1200). Ae Dirhem. Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Dated AH 582 (1186/7 AD).

Obv: Diademed and draped facing bust, with hand across chest; legend around.
Rev: Legend in five lines within hexagram; legend in margins.

S&S Type 33.3; Album 1829.1.
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan. AH 580-597 / AD 1184-1200. Ć Dirhem (33mm, 15.19 g, 1h). Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Dated AH 581 (AD 1185/6). Diademed and draped half-length facing male bust, hand across chest; name and titles of Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan around / Name of Ayyubid overlord (al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf I [Saladin]) in five lines within pelleted hexagram; first part of mint formula and AH date in outer margins. Whelan Type I, 50-1; S&S Type 33.1; Album 1829.1. EF, brown patina with traces of earthen encrustation.
2 commentsQuant.Geek02/06/18 at 10:14Canaan: BOT!!!
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Artuqids of Mardin: Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan (597-637 AH / 1200-1239 CE) Ć Dirham (Whelan Type XI, 85-6; S&S Type 46; Album 1830.9)16 viewsObv: Turkish male figure, crosslegged, seated facing on low, quadrate platform, resting hand on thigh and holding globus; stars flanking head; Artuqid tamgha below; name of Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan to outer right and left
Rev: Names and titles of Abbasid caliph and Ayyubid overlord in five lines; AH date to outer right and left
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/06/18 at 10:13Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Artuqids of Mardin: Najm al-Din Alpi (547-572 AH / 1152-1176 CE) Ć Dirham (Whelan Type IV, 44-5; S&S Type 30.1; Album 1827.5; ICV 1203)27 viewsObv: Two diademed and draped male heads facing slightly away from one another; in margins, لا اله الا الله above and محمد رسول الله below, ﺍﻟﻤﺴﺘﻨﺠﺪ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻪ to the right upwards and ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ to the left downwards (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, al-Mustanjid billah, Commander of the Faithful)
Rev: Facing female head, wearing necklace; in margins, ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ above and ﺍﻟﭙﻰ ﺑﻦ ﺍﻳﻞﻏﺎﺫﯼ below, ﺑﻦ ﺍﺭﺗﻖ to the right upwards and ﻣﻠﻚ ﺩﻳﺎﺭ ﺑﻜﺮ to the left downwards (Star of the Faith, Alpi ibn Il-Ghazi ibn Artuq, Ruler of Diyarbakir)

4 commentsQuant.Geek02/06/18 at 10:11Canaan: BOT!!!
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10 viewsISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi. AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Ć Dirham (33mm, 17.13 g, 9h). Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Undated issue. Diademed and draped male busts, vis-ŕ-vis; laqabs of Najm al-Din Alpi above and below; tamgha to lower left / Byzantine emperor standing facing being crowned by the Theotokos standing facing; genealogy of Najm al-Din Alpi around. Whelan Type II, 40-41; S&S Type 28; Album 1827.3; ICV 1201.
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/06/18 at 10:10Canaan: Great piece!!!
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Pakoros II, ca. 78 - 120 AD8 viewsSellw. 77.1 (type), Shore --, Sunrise 435;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h, date: AD 92/3 (Sel. 404);
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem w/loop and 2 broad ribbons, tiara has hooks along pearl-studded crest and a horn or turned-up ear flap as well as eight-point star on the side; mustache, short beard, temple lock and 4 neck curls; ear ring, double necklace; tunic/cuirass; letter A in right field; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: king, left, w/short sword, seated on throne receiving wreath or diadem from facing Tyche; between the heads ΔY = 404 Sel.; exergual line; 6 partially visible lines of legend surrounding figures: (BA)CIΛE(ΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) APCAK(OY)
ΠAKOP(OY) EΠIΦANOY(C) (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHN(OC).

ex: CNG 105, #515.
1 commentsSchatz02/06/18 at 02:57Robert L3: Amazing...what a rarity! Congrats!
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Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC5 viewsAR tdr., 15,67gr, 30,7mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI., 78/77-62/61 BC); mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, short beard in vertical curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;
2 commentsSchatz02/05/18 at 23:46Robert L3: Remarkable...just: Wow.
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RIC 0770 Vespasianus13 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: PAX AVG, Pax seated left holding sceptre and olive branch
AU/Aureus (21.19 mm 6.99 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 75 A.D.
RIC 770 (C), BMCRE 280, BNF 271
ex I.C.E. Auction 2 Lot 29
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/05/18 at 23:26David Atherton: A very beautiful coin!
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RIC 0743 Domitianus13 viewsObv: DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right
Rec: GERMANICVS COS XVI, Minerva advancing right with spear and shield
AU/Aureus (19.13 mm 7.425 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 92-94 A.D.
RIC 743 (R2), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Gorny & Mosch Auction 181 lot 2112
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/05/18 at 23:26David Atherton: Superb!
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RIC 0450 Domitianus8 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XIII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.12 mm 3.38 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D. (4th issue)
RIC 450 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex H.D. Rauch Sommerauktion 2012 Lot 897
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/05/18 at 23:25David Atherton: Nice rarity! Same reverse die as my specimen.
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Junius Brutus Albinus17 viewsHead of Pietas right

ALBINVS BRVTI F
Clasped hands holding winged caduceus

3.1g

Rome
48 BC

Sear 427; Crawford 450/2; Sydenham 942; RBW 1577

Decimus Junius Brutus was a distant relative of Marcus Brutus. He was known as one of Caesar's "most intamate associates" and a friend of Mark Antony. Albinus had served under Caesar in both the Gallic Wars and the Civil War. He participated in the siege of Massilia (Marseilles) that held out against Caesar for months. He also commanded a Caesarian fleet.

Plutarch considered Albinus "of no great courage," but Albinus was a faithful and loyal supporter of Caesar. He was to be Consul in 42 BC along with Lucius Plancus. While awaiting the consulship Albinus was to become Governor of Cisalpine Gaul when the post became available in the spring of 44BC

Albinus was approached by Cassius and Labeo to involve him in the conspiracy to murder Caesar. Albinus wanted to make sure Marcus Brutus was involved before agreeing to the plot. After meeting with Brutus he agreed. Both Brutus and Albinus received notification of a meeting of the Senate on March 15th and Albinus agreed to use an exhibition of his Gladiators after the meeting as protection in case things got out of hand after the murder had taken place. Caesar's retired legionaries were all around the city and none of the conspirators knew how they would react at Caesar's death.

At a dinner at the house of Marcus Lepidus on the night of March 14, 44BC Caesar was in attendence along with Decimus Brutus. Towards the end of the night Caesar's secretary approached for him to sign some letters. As he was signing Albinus posed a philosophical question to him: "What sort of death is best?" Caesar answered "A sudden one"

The next morning the Senate awaited Caesar to arrive. Caesr's wife Calpurnia and the auspeces warned Caesar not to attend the meeting. When Caesar delayed the conspirator's sent Albinus to Caesar's house. Albinus convinced Caesar to at least postpone the meeting in person. Antony was against this idea. Caesar was then murered by the conspirators in the Theater of Pompey in the Campus Martius, Albinus being a key player in the conspiracy.
2 commentsJay GT402/05/18 at 20:30okidoki: nice clasping Jay
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Gens Accoleia, denario (43 a.C.)4 viewsP. Accoleius Lariscolus, denario, 43 a.C., Roma
AR, 4.01 gr, 19mm, qBB
D/ P ACCOLEIVS LARISCOLVS; busto drappeggiato di Diana Nemorensis a destra.
R/ Triplice statua di culto di Diana Nemorensis (Diana, Hecate e Selene); dietro un boschetto di cipressi.
Crawford 486/1
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, dal 6 febbraio 2018, numero catalogo XXX), ex collezione Alessandro Vanni, Tinia numismatica (Follonica, Grosseto, fino al gennaio 2018)
1 commentspaolo02/05/18 at 20:28okidoki: Nice
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD2 viewsAR dr., 3,26gr, 18,4mm; Sellwood 61.10, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkert; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long, almost straight hair, mustache, long pointed beard; 3-turn necklace; tunic/cuirass; dotted border 12 - 18h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; legend only consisting of V’s and Λ’s:
1 commentsSchatz02/05/18 at 16:11Stkp: I am increasing drawn to Parthians
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) Ć Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear 676A; MIB 89)7 viewsObv: Sear Monogram 20 of Phocas
Rev: Large Є; cross to right

Sear Monogram 20


1 commentsQuant.Geek02/05/18 at 13:47okidoki: nice indeed
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Constantius I (293 - 305 A.D.)18 viewsĆ Follis
O.: CONSTANTIVS NOB CES; Laureate head right.
R.: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART; Carthago standing facing, head left, holding fruits in both hands // Γ
Carthage mint, 298-299 A.D.
8.4g
31mm
RIC VI 30a, p. 427
3 commentsMat02/05/18 at 13:44okidoki: wow nice Mat big flan
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Roman Imperial: Julian II (361-363) AR Siliqua, Arelate (RIC VIII 312; RSC V 148c)7 viewsObv: DN FL CL IVLI-ANVS PF AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VOT / X / MVLT / XX in laurel wreath, circular medallion at top of wreath; TCONST in exergue

Ex Harptree Hoard
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/05/18 at 10:41shanxi: nice example, great pedigree
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Constantius I (293 - 305 A.D.)18 viewsĆ Follis
O.: CONSTANTIVS NOB CES; Laureate head right.
R.: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART; Carthago standing facing, head left, holding fruits in both hands // Γ
Carthage mint, 298-299 A.D.
8.4g
31mm
RIC VI 30a, p. 427
3 commentsMat02/05/18 at 06:48Randygeki(h2): Me too. Cool addition!
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Constantius I (293 - 305 A.D.)18 viewsĆ Follis
O.: CONSTANTIVS NOB CES; Laureate head right.
R.: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART; Carthago standing facing, head left, holding fruits in both hands // Γ
Carthage mint, 298-299 A.D.
8.4g
31mm
RIC VI 30a, p. 427
3 commentsMat02/05/18 at 05:03Jay GT4: I like this one. Great style
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-102; Gray-84a; KM#76)6 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Plain Cross
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/05/18 at 01:25Stkp: an interesting series
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3 viewsItaly, Sicily, Messina. Guglielmo I (1154-1166). Ć Follaro Fraction (13mm, 1.02g, 9h). Virgin with Holy Child. R/ REX W within circle; Kufic legend around. Spahr 99; MIR 33. 1 commentsQuant.Geek02/05/18 at 01:24Stkp: nice one
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Mysia, Parium: Commodus (177-192 CE) Ć Unit (RPC IV 3151; SNG von Aulock 1338)9 viewsObv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Cupid standing facing, head right; herm at feet to left

1 commentsQuant.Geek02/04/18 at 13:42Jochen: Interesting rev.
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L. Thorius Balbus12 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right clad in goat skin
ISMR behind

Rev.
Bull charging right H above THORIVS below
BALBVS in ex

Rome 105 BC
3.76g

Sear 191; Craw., 316/1; Bab., 1; Syd., 598

ex-Calgary coins

C. Thorius Balbus was Born a native of Lanuvium. Cicero describes him as a man who lived in such a manner that there was not a single pleasure, however refined or rate, that he did not enjoy. He is possibly the son of M. Aclius Balbus (168 B.C.) A coin was minted in honor of L. Thorius Balbus. On the front is the head of Juno Sospita, a god whose worship was of great antiquity in Lanuvium, and the letters I.S.M.R. On the reverse is L.THORIVS BALBVS with a bull rushing forward.
1 commentsJay GT402/04/18 at 13:36Canaan: Nicecrepublicans with nice toning
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Junius Brutus Albinus17 viewsHead of Pietas right

ALBINVS BRVTI F
Clasped hands holding winged caduceus

3.1g

Rome
48 BC

Sear 427; Crawford 450/2; Sydenham 942; RBW 1577

Decimus Junius Brutus was a distant relative of Marcus Brutus. He was known as one of Caesar's "most intamate associates" and a friend of Mark Antony. Albinus had served under Caesar in both the Gallic Wars and the Civil War. He participated in the siege of Massilia (Marseilles) that held out against Caesar for months. He also commanded a Caesarian fleet.

Plutarch considered Albinus "of no great courage," but Albinus was a faithful and loyal supporter of Caesar. He was to be Consul in 42 BC along with Lucius Plancus. While awaiting the consulship Albinus was to become Governor of Cisalpine Gaul when the post became available in the spring of 44BC

Albinus was approached by Cassius and Labeo to involve him in the conspiracy to murder Caesar. Albinus wanted to make sure Marcus Brutus was involved before agreeing to the plot. After meeting with Brutus he agreed. Both Brutus and Albinus received notification of a meeting of the Senate on March 15th and Albinus agreed to use an exhibition of his Gladiators after the meeting as protection in case things got out of hand after the murder had taken place. Caesar's retired legionaries were all around the city and none of the conspirators knew how they would react at Caesar's death.

At a dinner at the house of Marcus Lepidus on the night of March 14, 44BC Caesar was in attendence along with Decimus Brutus. Towards the end of the night Caesar's secretary approached for him to sign some letters. As he was signing Albinus posed a philosophical question to him: "What sort of death is best?" Caesar answered "A sudden one"

The next morning the Senate awaited Caesar to arrive. Caesr's wife Calpurnia and the auspeces warned Caesar not to attend the meeting. When Caesar delayed the conspirator's sent Albinus to Caesar's house. Albinus convinced Caesar to at least postpone the meeting in person. Antony was against this idea. Caesar was then murered by the conspirators in the Theater of Pompey in the Campus Martius, Albinus being a key player in the conspiracy.
2 commentsJay GT402/04/18 at 13:36Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Struck A.D.313 - 315. LICINIUS I. AE Follis (Nummus) of Treveri (Trier)5 viewsObverse: IMP LICINIVS P F AVG. Lauretae, draped and cuirassed bust of Licinius facing right.
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM. Genius of the Roman people, crowned with two turreted camp-gate, wearing himation and holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae on left arm. Across field, T - F; in exergue, PTR.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 3.0gms
RIC VII : 57
VERY RARE

Completed in A.D.315, the Arch of Constantine in Rome was built at the time that this coin was struck.

2 comments*Alex02/04/18 at 11:16quadrans: Excellent
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8 viewsIonia, Miletos Circa 500 BC, Diobol Head and paw of a roaring lion left

Incuse stellite pattern.

SNG Kayhan 476
2 commentspaul188802/04/18 at 04:47Jay GT4: Great looking coin
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Struck A.D.313 - 315. LICINIUS I. AE Follis (Nummus) of Treveri (Trier)5 viewsObverse: IMP LICINIVS P F AVG. Lauretae, draped and cuirassed bust of Licinius facing right.
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM. Genius of the Roman people, crowned with two turreted camp-gate, wearing himation and holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae on left arm. Across field, T - F; in exergue, PTR.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 3.0gms
RIC VII : 57
VERY RARE

Completed in A.D.315, the Arch of Constantine in Rome was built at the time that this coin was struck.

2 comments*Alex02/04/18 at 04:14Jay GT4: Great find
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VI 899, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, SOLI INVICTO, Sol radiated standing left, Scarce!72 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VI 899, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, SOLI INVICTO, Sol radiated standing left, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SOLI INVI CTO, Sol radiated standing left, raising right hand, holding the globe in left hand, chlamys across left shoulder.
exerg: -/-//PTR, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: g, axes: ,
mint: Treveri, date: 310-311 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-899, p-, Scarce!
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans02/03/18 at 16:43Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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5264 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 120-21 AD Hippopotamus standing right10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5264; Dattari-Savio Pl. 73, 1577 (this coin); Emmett 863.5; Köln 813

Issue L E = year 5

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r. crescent

Rev. L Ε
hippopotamus standing, right

13.20 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
3 commentsokidoki02/03/18 at 16:42Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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C. Porcius Cato20 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right X behind

Victory in biga right
C CATO below ROMA in Ex.

Rome, 123 BC

3.88g

Sear 149, Crawford 274/1, Sydenham 417
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 16:42Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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L Saufeius16 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right X behind

Victory in biga right L SAVF VF in monogram
ROMA below

Rome, 152 BC
3.54g

Sear 83, Saufeia 1, Syd 384
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 16:41Randygeki(h2): A nice example!
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Ap Claudius Pulcher, T Manlius and Q Urbinius16 viewsHead of Roma right quadrangular device containing circle behind

Rev. Victory in triga right
AP CL T MAL Q VR
MAL and VR in monogram)

Sear 176, Crawford 299/1a.

Rome 11/110 BC

3.89g

This coin depicts the rare three horse chariot the triga. The only other example being on a serrated denarii of C. Naevius Balbus in the time of Sulla
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 16:41Randygeki(h2): A cool reverse
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Samaria. circa 400-300 BC. Obol AR 9mm.11 viewsObv. Sidonian galley to left over waves.
Rev. Persian king fighting lion, O between.
References: Meshorer and Qedar 199; HGC 10, 399.
1 commentsCanaan02/03/18 at 16:40Randygeki(h2): Neat coin
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RIC 0743 Domitianus13 viewsObv: DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right
Rec: GERMANICVS COS XVI, Minerva advancing right with spear and shield
AU/Aureus (19.13 mm 7.425 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 92-94 A.D.
RIC 743 (R2), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Gorny & Mosch Auction 181 lot 2112
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/03/18 at 14:34Canaan: Amazing flavian
Saufeius.jpg
L Saufeius16 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right X behind

Victory in biga right L SAVF VF in monogram
ROMA below

Rome, 152 BC
3.54g

Sear 83, Saufeia 1, Syd 384
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 14:30Canaan: Beautiful!!!
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Ap Claudius Pulcher, T Manlius and Q Urbinius16 viewsHead of Roma right quadrangular device containing circle behind

Rev. Victory in triga right
AP CL T MAL Q VR
MAL and VR in monogram)

Sear 176, Crawford 299/1a.

Rome 11/110 BC

3.89g

This coin depicts the rare three horse chariot the triga. The only other example being on a serrated denarii of C. Naevius Balbus in the time of Sulla
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 14:29Canaan: Very nice!!!
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C. Porcius Cato20 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right X behind

Victory in biga right
C CATO below ROMA in Ex.

Rome, 123 BC

3.88g

Sear 149, Crawford 274/1, Sydenham 417
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 14:28Canaan: Great details, congrats
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RIC 0770 Vespasianus13 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: PAX AVG, Pax seated left holding sceptre and olive branch
AU/Aureus (21.19 mm 6.99 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 75 A.D.
RIC 770 (C), BMCRE 280, BNF 271
ex I.C.E. Auction 2 Lot 29
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/03/18 at 12:43Jay GT4: I would love some Flavian gold. Great piece
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RPC II 2024 Domitianus10 viewsObv: IMP DOMITIANVS CAES AVG, Laureate head left
Rev: S C, in laurel wreath
AE23 (22.73 mm 8.589 gr 12h) Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 81-83 A.D.
RPC II 2024, Cohen 745
Purchased on eBay from Lanz
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/03/18 at 12:42Jay GT4: I like the portrait
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RIC 0743 Domitianus13 viewsObv: DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right
Rec: GERMANICVS COS XVI, Minerva advancing right with spear and shield
AU/Aureus (19.13 mm 7.425 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 92-94 A.D.
RIC 743 (R2), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Gorny & Mosch Auction 181 lot 2112
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/03/18 at 12:41Jay GT4: Outstanding!
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RIC 0450 Domitianus8 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XIII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.12 mm 3.38 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D. (4th issue)
RIC 450 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex H.D. Rauch Sommerauktion 2012 Lot 897
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/03/18 at 12:40Jay GT4: Very nice
RIC_743_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0743 Domitianus13 viewsObv: DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right
Rec: GERMANICVS COS XVI, Minerva advancing right with spear and shield
AU/Aureus (19.13 mm 7.425 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 92-94 A.D.
RIC 743 (R2), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Gorny & Mosch Auction 181 lot 2112
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/03/18 at 12:33Nemonater: Wonderful!
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RIC 0770 Vespasianus13 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: PAX AVG, Pax seated left holding sceptre and olive branch
AU/Aureus (21.19 mm 6.99 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 75 A.D.
RIC 770 (C), BMCRE 280, BNF 271
ex I.C.E. Auction 2 Lot 29
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/03/18 at 12:31Nemonater: Wonderful portrait!
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163 - Helena - AE3 - RIC VII Trier 458 5 viewsAE3
Obv:– FL HELENA AVGVSTA, Diademed, draped bust right
Rev:– SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE, Securitas, standing left, holding branch
Minted in Trier (//STR).
Reference(s) – RIC VII Trier 458 (C1).
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/03/18 at 08:21quadrans: Nice portrait
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Titus (79 - 81 A.D.)18 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVTOK TITOY KAIΣ OVEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB, laureate head right.
R: OMO - NOIA, Homonoia/Concordia seated left, holding out branch, date L Γ (year 3,81 AD) in lower left field.
9.35g
27mm
RPC 2467, Emmett 233.3, Dattari 423.
7 commentsMat02/03/18 at 03:27Nemonater: Really nice!
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Sear 185637 viewsAnonymous Class F Follis, weight 7.5g, diameter 27mm. Mint of Constantinople.1 commentsAbu Galyon02/03/18 at 02:38Kevin P: Tough one! Nice detail on head of Christ.
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Sear 181349 viewsAnonymous Class A2 follis, weight 18.1 g, diameter 35 mm, type 16 ornamentation. Mint of Constantinople.1 commentsAbu Galyon02/03/18 at 02:36Kevin P: Nice!
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Sear 183621 viewsAnonymous Class D Follis, weight 11.30g, diameter 29mm. Mint of Constantinople.

Somewhat smaller than usual for the type and with an angled edge in parts, presumably filed down so that the coin could be set in a pendant or similar type of jewellery.
2 commentsAbu Galyon02/03/18 at 02:35Kevin P: Very nice
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Sear 185529 viewsAnonymous Class E Follis, weight 6.28g, diameter 27mm. Mint of Constantinople.1 commentsAbu Galyon02/03/18 at 02:34Kevin P: Nicest Class E I've ever seen! Great one, Bil...
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TITUS AR Denarius3 viewsOBVERSE: T CAES IMP VESP CENS, laureate head right, "o" beneath neck
REVERSE: FIDES PVBL, hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn-ears
Struck at Uncertain Asian Mint or Ephesus, 76AD
2.9g, 19mm
RIC V 1485 (Vesp), RPC 1459
Ex David Atherton; ex Harry Sneh Collection; ex Sayles; ex Lavender
1 commentsLegatus02/02/18 at 17:51Jay GT4: Great provenance and a rare type!
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Struck A.D.378 - 383. GRATIAN. AE3 of Aquileia3 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS ROMANORVM. Roma seated facing, head left, holding globe in her right hand and downward facing spear in her left; in exergue, SMAQS.
RIC IX : 35a.
RARE
1 comments*Alex02/02/18 at 13:46Jay GT4: Great coin and interesting patina
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Nabatean Kingdom, Obodas III, Meshorer 39A3 viewsObodas III, 30-9 BC
Nabatean: Abadat
AE 18, 4.52g
Petra, 10/9 BC
obv. Head of Obodas, diademed, r.
in l. field ח, in r. field o
rev. Nabatean legend from upper l. counterclockwise:
אבדת מלכ נבתו מלכ - שנת ח 20
from r. to l. (transcribed):
ABDT MLK NBTW - SNT H 20
= Abadat Malik Nabatu - (Sh)anat H 20
= Abadat king of the Nabateans - year H 20
Female figure (queen?), in long mantle and girded, stg. l., holding palm branch in raised r. hand
in l. field o, (ח in r. field between שנת and date)
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 39A
S+, impressive sand patina
1 commentsJochen02/02/18 at 09:14Canaan: What a great coin, great rarity!!!
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Vespasian AS-Reverse3 viewsS/C - Eagle, head right, perched atop globe with wings half open.

Rome (72-73 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 10.70g / 27.5mm / 360
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC 764a
Sear 2362 var.

1 commentsGary W202/02/18 at 05:10Jay GT4: Nice eagle. I like the green patina too
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Septimius Severus AE 22 - Phigalia8 viewsPhigalia
Arcadia
Septimius Severus
Obv.: ΛOV CEΠ CEOVHPOC
Laureate head right
Rev.: ΦIAΛЄΩN (Ω inverted)
Terminal figure of Hermes on base, holding kerykeion in his right hand
22 mm, 4.34 gr, 7 h
BCD Peloponnesos 1643; NCP p. 110 (pl. V, XII)
1 commentsVladimir P02/02/18 at 03:19ancientone: Great coin and interesting reverse!
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Julia Domna AE 22 - Corinth7 viewsCorinth
Corinthia
Julia Domna
Obv.: IVLEA DOMNA OENNTC (sic)
Draped bust left, cornucopia over shoulder
Rev.: […]
Pegasus trotting, right
22 mm, 6.52 gr, 3 h
Apparently unpublished. Unidentified countermark (male head right), Howgego 56 (?)
1 commentsVladimir P02/02/18 at 03:17ancientone: Beautiful coin!
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4 views2 commentsQuant.Geek02/02/18 at 02:08Quant.Geek: In the process of. Attributing coins takes a looo...
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Claudius (41 - 54 A.D.)50 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: TI KLA[UDI KAIS SEBA GERMANI AUTOKR], laureate head of Claudius right; LB to right.
R: ANTWNIA SEBASTH, draped bust of Antonia right, wearing hair in long plait.
Dated RY 2 (41/2 AD)
23mm
11.62g
Dattari 114; Milne 61-64; Emmett 73.
6 commentsMat02/02/18 at 01:18Nicholas Z: Sweet portrait of Antonia!
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Carus (282- 285 A.D.)25 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: A K MA KAΡOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Dikaiosyne standing left holding scales and cornucopiae, LA to left.
20mm
6.99g
Sear RCV (2005) 12197; Milne 4660.
4 commentsMat02/02/18 at 01:17Nicholas Z: I don’t even know if I have seen a tet of Carus be...
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Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 A.D.)55 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ANTWNINOC CEB EVCEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
R: Artemis advancing right, holding bow in left hand, drawing arrow from quiver with right; LE in left field. Dated RY 5 (141/2 AD)
21mm
10.93g
Köln 1364; Dattari 2151; Milne 1705; BMC Alexandria -; Emmett 1362/5.
2 commentsMat02/02/18 at 01:13Nicholas Z: I am very impressed with the portrait and reverse.
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4 views2 commentsQuant.Geek02/01/18 at 16:14Callimachus: Nice coin. It would be nice if your coins were ide...
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Ascalon, Caligula 37-41 Bronze13 viewsObv. Caligula head left.
Rev. City goddess holding a spear slightly to the left, an altar in front.
References: RPC 4882, BMC 27.116, 81 and Sear GIC 404.
25mm, 10.72 grams, Very rare.
1 commentsCanaan02/01/18 at 13:24Jay GT4: Interesting coin and patina
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Titus RIC-108 (2)64 viewsAR Denarius, 3.26g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 108 (C2). BMC 66. RSC 318.
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Curule chair; above, wreath
Ex JW Harper Collection.

Most dies of this 'pulvinar' type depict the wreath sitting atop the chair unadorned. Here we see what appears to be some sort of semi-circular backing. Ben Damsky in his paper 'The Throne and Curule Chair types of Titus and Domitian' speculated the semicircle variant may be the result of a literal minded engraver who included the support device that held the wreath in place(!). I'm not quite sure what it is. Possibly it is just some sort added decoration. Regardless, it is a Rare variant of this common 'pulvinar' type. A quick scan of asearch.info turned up 80 specimens with an unadorned chair and only 7 with a semicircular 'frame'.

Well centred and good metal.
3 commentsDavid Atherton02/01/18 at 13:20Jay GT4: Very nice David, mine also has the backing
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5216 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119-20 AD Dikaiosyne standing9 viewsReference.
Dattari (Savio) 1353-4; K&G 32.111; RPC III 5216; Emmett 833.4.

Issue L Δ = year 4

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

Rev. L Δ
Dikaiosyne standing facing, head l., holding scales and cornucopia

13.68 gr
24 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki02/01/18 at 12:09David Atherton: Good Alexandrian style.
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Titus (79 - 81 A.D.)18 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVTOK TITOY KAIΣ OVEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB, laureate head right.
R: OMO - NOIA, Homonoia/Concordia seated left, holding out branch, date L Γ (year 3,81 AD) in lower left field.
9.35g
27mm
RPC 2467, Emmett 233.3, Dattari 423.
7 commentsMat02/01/18 at 12:08David Atherton: Congrats!
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Titus (79 - 81 A.D.)18 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVTOK TITOY KAIΣ OVEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB, laureate head right.
R: OMO - NOIA, Homonoia/Concordia seated left, holding out branch, date L Γ (year 3,81 AD) in lower left field.
9.35g
27mm
RPC 2467, Emmett 233.3, Dattari 423.
7 commentsMat02/01/18 at 06:33Randygeki(h2): Cool find
136_Constantinus_I__Lugdunum_RIC_VII_079,_AE-Follis_CONS_TANTINVS_AVG,_VICTORIAE_LAET_PRINC_PERP,_P-captives-L,_320-AD,_Q-001,_h,_18-19mm,_g-s.jpg
136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Lugdunum, RIC VII 079, AE-2 Follis, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, 2 Victories, standing, 74 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Lugdunum, RIC VII 079, AE-2 Follis, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, 2 Victories, standing,
avers:- CONS TANTINVS AVG, Cuirassed bust right wearing a high-crested helmet.
revers:- VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, 2 Victories, standing, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT/PR in two lines over the plain altar.
exerg: -/-//P-left-facing seated captive-right facing seated captive L., diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 320 A.D., ref:RIC VII 079, p-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/01/18 at 06:04Canaan: Very nice stle
136_Constantinus_I__Trier_RIC_VI_899,_AE-Red-Follis_CONSTANTINVS_AVG,_SOLI_IN_VICTO,_PTR,_p-,_310-11-AD,_Q-001,_h,_17-18,5mm,_g-s.jpg
136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VI 899, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, SOLI INVICTO, Sol radiated standing left, Scarce!72 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VI 899, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, SOLI INVICTO, Sol radiated standing left, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SOLI INVI CTO, Sol radiated standing left, raising right hand, holding the globe in left hand, chlamys across left shoulder.
exerg: -/-//PTR, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: g, axes: ,
mint: Treveri, date: 310-311 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-899, p-, Scarce!
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans02/01/18 at 06:03Canaan: Nice one
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Titus RIC-108 (2)64 viewsAR Denarius, 3.26g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 108 (C2). BMC 66. RSC 318.
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Curule chair; above, wreath
Ex JW Harper Collection.

Most dies of this 'pulvinar' type depict the wreath sitting atop the chair unadorned. Here we see what appears to be some sort of semi-circular backing. Ben Damsky in his paper 'The Throne and Curule Chair types of Titus and Domitian' speculated the semicircle variant may be the result of a literal minded engraver who included the support device that held the wreath in place(!). I'm not quite sure what it is. Possibly it is just some sort added decoration. Regardless, it is a Rare variant of this common 'pulvinar' type. A quick scan of asearch.info turned up 80 specimens with an unadorned chair and only 7 with a semicircular 'frame'.

Well centred and good metal.
3 commentsDavid Atherton02/01/18 at 05:28Mat: Thats cool
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Helena. Augusta, AD 324-328/30. Ć Follis 16 viewsHelena. Augusta, AD 324-328/30. Ć Follis (19mm). Siscia mint
Diademed and mantled bust right / Securitas standing left, holding branch and raising robe; ЄSIS(double crescent).
RIC VII 218.
Superb golden brown patina. Ch aEF.
6 commentsSam02/01/18 at 03:01Sam: Thank you dear friend Alex , it is always a pleasu...
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SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus , AD 218-222.7 viewsRadiate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / S • C, Δ Є above, eagle below; all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
VF, earthen patina.
2 commentsSam02/01/18 at 03:00Sam: Thank you dear friend Canaan.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius, AE Dupondius11 viewsRIC 94
Sear 1855

The portrait on this coin is truly extraordinary in its veristic brutality. It shows Claudius without any of the usual Julio-Claudian idealization and handsomeness; rather it gives us the image of a rough, not all together elegant individual as he was described in the ancient sources.
3 commentsGary W202/01/18 at 01:25Gary W2: Thanks Jay.
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5216 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119-20 AD Dikaiosyne standing9 viewsReference.
Dattari (Savio) 1353-4; K&G 32.111; RPC III 5216; Emmett 833.4.

Issue L Δ = year 4

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

Rev. L Δ
Dikaiosyne standing facing, head l., holding scales and cornucopia

13.68 gr
24 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki02/01/18 at 00:36Jay GT4: I like the style
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 858var. (Not in RIC), Aufbau P. 46, Serdica, RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Bust-F/B, MS//KA•A•, Emperor, and Jupiter, #2, Rare !!!109 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 858var. (Not in RIC), Aufbau P. 46, Serdica, RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Bust-F/B, MS//KA•A•, Emperor, and Jupiter, #2, Rare !!!
avers:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- RESTITVTOR ORBIS, Emperor standing right, holding the scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding scepter.
exergo: MS//KA•A•, diameter: 22,5-24,0mm, weight: 3,78g, axis: 6h,
mint: Serdica, date: 281 A.D., ref: Aufbau P. 46, RIC-V-II-858var., p-, Not in RIC !!!, Rare !!!
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans02/01/18 at 00:35Jay GT4: Nice silvering
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius, AE Dupondius11 viewsRIC 94
Sear 1855

The portrait on this coin is truly extraordinary in its veristic brutality. It shows Claudius without any of the usual Julio-Claudian idealization and handsomeness; rather it gives us the image of a rough, not all together elegant individual as he was described in the ancient sources.
3 commentsGary W202/01/18 at 00:27Jay GT4: Very nice!
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Titus (79 - 81 A.D.)18 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVTOK TITOY KAIΣ OVEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB, laureate head right.
R: OMO - NOIA, Homonoia/Concordia seated left, holding out branch, date L Γ (year 3,81 AD) in lower left field.
9.35g
27mm
RPC 2467, Emmett 233.3, Dattari 423.
7 commentsMat01/31/18 at 20:19quadrans: Nice find
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5216 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119-20 AD Dikaiosyne standing9 viewsReference.
Dattari (Savio) 1353-4; K&G 32.111; RPC III 5216; Emmett 833.4.

Issue L Δ = year 4

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

Rev. L Δ
Dikaiosyne standing facing, head l., holding scales and cornucopia

13.68 gr
24 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki01/31/18 at 20:13Mat: Very nice, love the toning on it
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M. PLAETORIUS M.F. CESTIANUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS PLAETORIA AR Denarius1 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Bonus Eventus right; horse's leg behind. Argentarii mark in obverse
REVERSE: M. PLAETORI CEST. EX. S. C, winged caduceus
Rome 57 BC
3.87g, 19 mm
Cr405/5; Syd 807; Plaetoria 5
1 commentsLegatus01/31/18 at 19:54okidoki: excellent and stylistic
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Titus (79 - 81 A.D.)18 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVTOK TITOY KAIΣ OVEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB, laureate head right.
R: OMO - NOIA, Homonoia/Concordia seated left, holding out branch, date L Γ (year 3,81 AD) in lower left field.
9.35g
27mm
RPC 2467, Emmett 233.3, Dattari 423.
7 commentsMat01/31/18 at 17:48FlaviusDomitianus: Nice catch!
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Struck A.D.379 - 383. GRATIAN. AE2 of Cyzicus2 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right, holding spear in his right hand and shield in his left.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORIVM. Gratian, his head turned right and right hand raised, standing facing left on galley sailing left with Victory at the helm. In left field, wreath; in exergue, SMKΔ.
RIC IX : 14a.
SCARCE
1 comments*Alex01/31/18 at 17:46Canaan: I love it
titustet.jpg
Titus (79 - 81 A.D.)18 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVTOK TITOY KAIΣ OVEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB, laureate head right.
R: OMO - NOIA, Homonoia/Concordia seated left, holding out branch, date L Γ (year 3,81 AD) in lower left field.
9.35g
27mm
RPC 2467, Emmett 233.3, Dattari 423.
7 commentsMat01/31/18 at 17:38Canaan: Nice Alexandrian
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Titus (79 - 81 A.D.)18 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVTOK TITOY KAIΣ OVEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB, laureate head right.
R: OMO - NOIA, Homonoia/Concordia seated left, holding out branch, date L Γ (year 3,81 AD) in lower left field.
9.35g
27mm
RPC 2467, Emmett 233.3, Dattari 423.
7 commentsMat01/31/18 at 16:24Jay GT4: Tough to get. Congrats
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RPC-1671-Domitian27 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.22g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 93-94 AD
RPC 1671 (33 spec.).
Obv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄTO- ΙΓ; Nike advancing r., holding wreath in r. hand, palm in l. hand
Ex Pegasi B152, 22 August 2017, lot 220 (unsold).

The style and six o'clock die axis strongly indicate this didrachm was struck in Rome for circulation in Cappadocia. Unsurprisingly, the portrait style is similar to contemporaneous denarii from Rome. Nike is one of the most common didrachm reverse types struck for the province by the Rome mint.

A worn piece, but in decent 'Roman' style.
2 commentsDavid Atherton01/31/18 at 08:41FlaviusDomitianus: Nice catch, not that easy to find.
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RPC-1671-Domitian27 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.22g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 93-94 AD
RPC 1671 (33 spec.).
Obv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄTO- ΙΓ; Nike advancing r., holding wreath in r. hand, palm in l. hand
Ex Pegasi B152, 22 August 2017, lot 220 (unsold).

The style and six o'clock die axis strongly indicate this didrachm was struck in Rome for circulation in Cappadocia. Unsurprisingly, the portrait style is similar to contemporaneous denarii from Rome. Nike is one of the most common didrachm reverse types struck for the province by the Rome mint.

A worn piece, but in decent 'Roman' style.
2 commentsDavid Atherton01/31/18 at 04:19Jay GT4: Nice portrait
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Roman Imperial: Julian II (360-363) Ć3, Heraclea (RIC 106; LRBC 1909)6 viewsObv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS PF AVG; helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev: VOT X MVLT XX; legend in four lines within wreath; HERACL·B in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek01/31/18 at 00:22*Alex: I'll happily give that one five stars.
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Domitian RIC-33357 viewsAR Denarius, 3.19g
Rome mint, 85 AD
RIC 333 (R2). BMC specimen acquired 1987. RSC 180.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
Acquired from Germania Inferior, January 2018.

In 82 Domitian increased the silver fineness of the denarius to nearly 100% purity. Three years later in mid 85 the fineness was again adjusted, this time downward to c. 90%, presumably for monetary or fiscal reasons. Domitian also assumed the powers of censor in April of 85 which was recorded on the coinage. The title was successively contracted in three issues - CENSORIA POTESTAT, CENS POTES, and CENS POT. According to metal analyses by Walker and more recently confirmed by Butcher and Ponting, Domitian's second coinage reform took place between the last two issues - the CENS POT issue being the first under the new standard. Curiously, this 'CENS POT' denarius has what appears to be 'al marco' weight adjustment marks, plainly visible on the reverse to the left of Minerva. Is it possibly during the minting of this first issue under the new standard the mint workers were extra careful with the coinage's weight? Whatever the case, the gouges must date to antiquity owing to the fact they are toned just as the unblemished surfaces are.

An extremely rare coin. Engraved in the period's typical fine style.

5 commentsDavid Atherton01/30/18 at 19:53quadrans: Hmm Interesting piece...,
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Mn. Fonteius C.f.2 viewsAR Denarius
85BC
4.13 grams

Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo Vejovis right, MN FONTEI CF behind, thunderbolt below, ROMA monogram below chin
Rev.: Infant Genius riding goat right, caps of the Dioscuri above, filleted thyrsos below.

Cr #353/1a: Sear #271
1 commentsRichard M1001/30/18 at 18:36Jay GT4: Nice!
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Roman Republic, L. Calpurnius Piso L.f. L.n6 viewsAR Denarius
90 BC
3.69 grams
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right; Π before
Rev.: L. PISO. FRVGI ROMA, rider on horse galloping right, holding whip; above left, swan.

I was totally amazed by the number of different varieties of this basic design that were produced. In a limited search I found two examples of this variety. Wildwinds has an example of a Calpurnia 12b but that bird is much different in appearance and at the Wildwinds site it is called a duck. This exact coin is shown on acsearch website and is the only example of a Calpurnia 12b shown on that site. Here the bird is called a swan. Since all the dies are hand cut these maybe the individual concept each die shrink had for the bird to be included in the design.
2 commentsRichard M1001/30/18 at 18:36Jay GT4: Great reverse!
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Roman Republic, L. Calpurnius Piso L.f. L.n6 viewsAR Denarius
90 BC
3.69 grams
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right; Π before
Rev.: L. PISO. FRVGI ROMA, rider on horse galloping right, holding whip; above left, swan.

I was totally amazed by the number of different varieties of this basic design that were produced. In a limited search I found two examples of this variety. Wildwinds has an example of a Calpurnia 12b but that bird is much different in appearance and at the Wildwinds site it is called a duck. This exact coin is shown on acsearch website and is the only example of a Calpurnia 12b shown on that site. Here the bird is called a swan. Since all the dies are hand cut these maybe the individual concept each die shrink had for the bird to be included in the design.
2 commentsRichard M1001/30/18 at 18:33Stkp: nice coin
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Roman Empire, Constantius II8 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANA.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 12:34Jay GT4: You're building quite the collection of these
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Roman Empire, Constantius II4 viewsConstantius II
AE 2
24.75 mm 5.14g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, helmeted soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a bowl-shaped helmet, clutching the horse's neck. Star in left field. Mintmark SMHA.
Heraclea
RIC VIII 67
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 12:34Jay GT4: Amazing reverse
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6485 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Onuris-Shu standing7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6485.18 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 311, 11148 (this coin); Emmett 1217

Issue Sebennyte inferior

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

Rev. СΕΒΕ Κ, L ΙΑ
Onuris-Shu standing, l., wearing military dress and helmet, holding spear in l. hand, and bunch of grapes in r. hand

4.60 gr
19 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
2 commentsokidoki01/30/18 at 12:33Jay GT4: Great provenance
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Roman Empire, Constantius II6 views23 mm , 5,17g.
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind.

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, Star in left field

AQS Dot in ex.

RIC Aquileia 153
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 12:32Jay GT4: Agreed! Great coin. Fallen horseman everywhere!
1020_P_Hadrian_RPC6485_18.jpg
6485 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Onuris-Shu standing7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6485.18 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 311, 11148 (this coin); Emmett 1217

Issue Sebennyte inferior

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

Rev. СΕΒΕ Κ, L ΙΑ
Onuris-Shu standing, l., wearing military dress and helmet, holding spear in l. hand, and bunch of grapes in r. hand

4.60 gr
19 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
2 commentsokidoki01/30/18 at 12:05shanxi: interesting example
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SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus , AD 218-222.7 viewsRadiate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / S • C, Δ Є above, eagle below; all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
VF, earthen patina.
2 commentsSam01/30/18 at 08:01Canaan: Nice Addition, Congrats.
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Struck A.D.324 - 325. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Antioch1 viewsObverse: No legend (Anepigraphic). Laureate head of Constantine I facing right.
Reverse: CONSTAN/TINVS/AVG in three lines; wreath above; SMANTB below; • in exergue under A of SMANTB.
RIC VII : 57
EXTREMELY RARE
1 comments*Alex01/30/18 at 08:00Canaan: Great Addition, Congrats.
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Roman Empire, Constantius II5 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Two braids, reaching
ALEΔ in ex. Γ in left field

Alexandria 72 var.
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 07:58Canaan: Wow, this group is a real BOT.
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Roman Empire, Constantius II4 viewsConstantius II
AE 2
24.75 mm 5.14g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, helmeted soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a bowl-shaped helmet, clutching the horse's neck. Star in left field. Mintmark SMHA.
Heraclea
RIC VIII 67
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 07:57Canaan: Wow, even the facial impressions are clear, the be...
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Roman Empire, Constantius II8 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANA.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 07:55Canaan: Very nice
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Roman Empire, Constantius II3 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
25 mm, 5.67 g, 12 h)
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier,horses hoof over exerg. line

ANB Antioch 122
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 07:54Canaan: Great reverse, very powerful
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Roman Empire, Constantius II6 views23 mm , 5,17g.
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind.

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, Star in left field

AQS Dot in ex.

RIC Aquileia 153
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 07:52Canaan: Great Coin, A real winner
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Struck A.D.336 under Constantine I. AE3/4 "CONSTANTINOPOLIS" COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE of Arelate4 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINOPOLIS. Laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis wearing imperial mantle facing left and holding sceptre over left shoulder.
Reverse: No legend. Victory standing facing left, right foot on prow, holding sceptre and shield; in left field, Chi-Rho; in exergue, SCONST.
Diameter: 16mm | Weight: 2.3gms
RIC VII : 401
VERY RARE

This is one of the few coins with a Chi-Rho that was actually minted during Constantine's lifetime.
2 comments*Alex01/30/18 at 02:42Sam: WoW ! this is rarity .
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Struck A.D.312. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE Follis of Nicomedia6 viewsObverse: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. Laureate head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO. Sol, fully dressed in long robe, standing facing left, right hand raised and holding head of Serapis in left; in left field, A; in right field, crescent; in exergue, SMN.
RIC VI : 73c
SCARCE
1 comments*Alex01/30/18 at 02:41Sam: Superb reverse.
Vlasto_1077.jpg
Calabria, Taras Drachm circa 280-27210 viewsAR 16mm., 3.21g. Head of Athena l., wearing helmet decorated with Skylla. Rev. Owl standing r. on thunderbolt, with open wings. Vlasto 1077. Historia Numorum Italy 1018.

Attractive old cabinet tone, Good Very Fine.
2 commentsLeo01/29/18 at 23:12Jay GT4: Fantastic! congrats
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5143 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 118-19 AD Eagle standing right10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5143; Dattari-Savio Pl. 72, 1556 (this coin); Emmett 834.3

Issue L Γ = year 3

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L L (L Γ) engravours error
Eagle standing, r., on thunderbolt

23.82 gr
24 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection
1 commentsokidoki01/29/18 at 22:34quadrans: Nice one
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6390 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Isis standing8 viewsReference.
RPC 6390.22 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 304, 6299 (this coin). Dattari 6299 and Pl XXXV (this rev. Illustrated) Emmett 1246

Issue Memphite

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

Rev. ΜΕΜΦΙ, L ΙΑ
Isis standing, facing, head l., wearing basileion upon vulture headdress, holding in l. hand figure of Ptah, standing, r., wearing sun disk and was-sceptre in hands, and raised uraeus, l., wearing pschent, in r. hand

5.75 gr
19.5 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection. Illustrated in Dattari.

Figure of Ptah, God of Creation
The Pschent was the name of the Double Crown worn by rulers in ancient Egypt
1 commentsokidoki01/29/18 at 22:31quadrans: Great coin , nice bust..
1015_P_Hadrian_RPC5084.jpg
5084 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 117-18 AD Hermes13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5084/2; Dattari-Savio Pl. 67, 1388 (this coin). Dattari 1388 and Pl. XVI (this rev. Illustrated); Emmett 860.5

Issue L B = year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r., star

Rev. L Β
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder, and over back of neck (no caduceus)

15.00 gr
24 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection. Apparently unique and illustrated in Dattari.
3 commentsokidoki01/29/18 at 22:31quadrans: I like this..
1015_P_Hadrian_RPC5084.jpg
5084 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 117-18 AD Hermes13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5084/2; Dattari-Savio Pl. 67, 1388 (this coin). Dattari 1388 and Pl. XVI (this rev. Illustrated); Emmett 860.5

Issue L B = year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r., star

Rev. L Β
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder, and over back of neck (no caduceus)

15.00 gr
24 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection. Apparently unique and illustrated in Dattari.
3 commentsokidoki01/29/18 at 20:02Canaan: Great coin!!!
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5264 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 120-21 AD Hippopotamus standing right10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5264; Dattari-Savio Pl. 73, 1577 (this coin); Emmett 863.5; Köln 813

Issue L E = year 5

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r. crescent

Rev. L Ε
hippopotamus standing, right

13.20 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
3 commentsokidoki01/29/18 at 20:01Canaan: Great coin, details and provenance.
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Calabria, Taras Nomos circa 500-4808 viewsAR 19mm., 8.03g. Oecist riding dolphin r., extending arms; below, shell. Rev. Hippocamp l. Vlasto 132. Historia Numorum Italy 827.

Toned, Very Fine/Good Very Fine.
1 commentsLeo01/29/18 at 19:42Stkp: very attractive coin
1017_P_Hadrian_RPC5264.jpg
5264 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 120-21 AD Hippopotamus standing right10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5264; Dattari-Savio Pl. 73, 1577 (this coin); Emmett 863.5; Köln 813

Issue L E = year 5

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r. crescent

Rev. L Ε
hippopotamus standing, right

13.20 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
3 commentsokidoki01/29/18 at 19:42Stkp: fantastic hippo
34690q00.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.4 viewsSH34690. Gold aureus, Calico 1309 var. (obv legend break), RIC II 70 var. (same plus portrait and spear vice scepter); BMC 117 - 118 var. (same); SRCV II -, VF, some circulation marks, weight 7.129 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 119 - 122 A.D.; obverse IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HA-DRIANVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right from behind; reverse P M TR P COS III, Minerva standing facing, helmeted head left, long scepter in left hand, right hand pointing to Spanish olive tree on left, rabbit right at the base of the tree; ex Munzhandlung Basel, 6 March 1936 (Dr. H St. S & Prince Waldeck); very rare2 commentsJoe Sermarini01/29/18 at 14:13okidoki: indeed never seen it
1015_P_Hadrian_RPC5084.jpg
5084 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 117-18 AD Hermes13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5084/2; Dattari-Savio Pl. 67, 1388 (this coin). Dattari 1388 and Pl. XVI (this rev. Illustrated); Emmett 860.5

Issue L B = year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r., star

Rev. L Β
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder, and over back of neck (no caduceus)

15.00 gr
24 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection. Apparently unique and illustrated in Dattari.
3 commentsokidoki01/29/18 at 12:39Jay GT4: 2 for 1
ainianes__BMC_Thessaly_12,_18.jpg
Thessaly, Ainianes, BMC Thessaly 12, 184 viewsThessaly, Ainianes, Hypata, c.302-286 BC
AE - Bronze Dichalkon, 4.30g, 19.2mm, 180°
obv. Bearded head of Zeus, laureate, l.
rev. ANIAN - WN (from upper r.)
Heros Phemios, nude, except chlamys over l. shoulder and extended l. arm, sword
in scubbard, with sidestep stg. l., looking r., raising r. hand with slingshot
to sling a stone; 2 grounded spears leaning diagonal left behind his r. leg
ref.: BCD Thessaly I 1015; BCD Thessaly II 31.1; Rogers 137; SNG Cop 4; BMC
Thessaly p. 12, 18; HGC 4 50 (R1)
VF-, well centered, dark sea-green patina with exposed bronze spots, bumps and
marks, edge split
pedigree:
ex BCD coll. with tag "N. Rous., Jan. 90, 10000drs."

From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The rev. was described by the seller in error as Phemios, singer from Ithaka, who was spared by Odysseus.
1 commentsJochen01/29/18 at 12:39Jay GT4: Very nice
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D.5 viewsSH73156. Orichalcum sestertius, BMCRE IV 1669, RIC III 767a, Strack III 974, Cohen II 320, Hill UCR 709, SRCV II 4168, VF, nice green patina, nice portrait, light scratches, tight flan, weight 22.051 g, maximum diameter 31.5 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, c. 146 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P, laureate head right; reverse Antoninus in slow quadriga left, eagle-tipped scepter in left, reins in right, COS IIII / S C in two lines in exergue1 commentsJoe Sermarini01/29/18 at 12:12okidoki: very nice
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, AR Drachm circa 465-460 BC 4.35g48 viewsHead of Athena right,of archaic style,wearing round earring and close- fitting crested helmet with single volute ornament behind.Rev AOE Incuse square,within which owl right,behind,olive- spray with two leaves and berry.1 commentsGrant H01/29/18 at 10:44n.igma: An exceptional Attic drachm.
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GREEK, Athens, Greece, Pi-Style III Tetradrachm, 353 - c. 340 B.C.3 viewsSH86206. Silver tetradrachm, Kroll Pi-Style p. 244, fig. 8; Flament p. 126, 3; SNG Cop 63; SNG Munchen 96; SNG Delepierre 1479; Svoronos Athens pl. 20: 2, Choice VF, well centered on a tight flan typical of the type, toned, bumps and marks, weight 17.153 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 270o, Athens mint, 353 - c. 340 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right with eye seen in true profile, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and pi-style floral scroll, pellet in ear; reverse owl standing right, head facing, pellet over eyes, olive sprig and crescent left, AΘE downward on right, all within incuse square1 commentsJoe Sermarini01/29/18 at 10:33Grant H: love the owl
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.4 viewsSH34690. Gold aureus, Calico 1309 var. (obv legend break), RIC II 70 var. (same plus portrait and spear vice scepter); BMC 117 - 118 var. (same); SRCV II -, VF, some circulation marks, weight 7.129 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 119 - 122 A.D.; obverse IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HA-DRIANVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right from behind; reverse P M TR P COS III, Minerva standing facing, helmeted head left, long scepter in left hand, right hand pointing to Spanish olive tree on left, rabbit right at the base of the tree; ex Munzhandlung Basel, 6 March 1936 (Dr. H St. S & Prince Waldeck); very rare2 commentsJoe Sermarini01/29/18 at 01:33*Alex: Great reverse type.
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GREEK, Arsinoe II, Wife of Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285 - 246 B.C., Gold oktodrachm1 viewsSH24847. Gold oktodrachm, Svoronos 475; BMC Ptolemies p. 43, 10 and pl. VIII, 4; SGCV II 7768, gVF, weight 27.702 g, maximum diameter 28.4 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, c. 253 - 246 B.C.; obverse diademed and veiled head or Arsinoe II right, K behind; reverse APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛA∆EΛΦOY, double cornucopia bound with fillet1 commentsJoe Sermarini01/29/18 at 01:27*Alex: Beautiful coin.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelian, August or September 270 - October or November 275 A.D., Gold aureus3 viewsSH24849. Gold aureus, MER-RIC 1584, Göbl MIR 127q, pl. 74 (O96/R298); BnF XII 424, pl. 13 (same dies); Estiot 1999-I 58 (same dies); RIC V 15, aEF, edge bump at 10 o'clock, weight 4.459 g, maximum diameter 21.4 mm, die axis 180o, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, issue 3, mid 272 – end 272; obverse IMP CL DOM AVRELIANVS P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis across chest with small Medusa head in center; reverse VIRTVS AVG (the valor of the Emperor), Virtus, helmeted, cloaked, holding spear in right and trophy across left shoulder, walking right, captive before; ex Harlan Berk1 commentsJoe Sermarini01/29/18 at 01:16*Alex: WoW!!!!
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Trajanus, denarius3 viewsTrajanus, denarius
RIC 292
Rome mint
Obv. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP / Laureate and draped bust right
Rev. SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI / Trajan's Column surmounted with statue of the emperor; at base, two eagles.
1 commentsMarsman01/29/18 at 00:09Jay GT4: Great column
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VI 899, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, SOLI INVICTO, Sol radiated standing left, Scarce!72 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VI 899, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, SOLI INVICTO, Sol radiated standing left, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SOLI INVI CTO, Sol radiated standing left, raising right hand, holding the globe in left hand, chlamys across left shoulder.
exerg: -/-//PTR, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: g, axes: ,
mint: Treveri, date: 310-311 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-899, p-, Scarce!
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans01/28/18 at 22:35Stkp: nice coin
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Probus16 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS.P.F.AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right.
ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
Ex: I
Lugdunum
RIC 19; B 184
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia01/28/18 at 22:29quadrans: Great example.
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Probus16 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left, right hand raised, holding pugio in left hand
ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre, captive under horse.
Ex: XXIB
Siscia
RIC 632var.
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia01/28/18 at 22:27quadrans: Great bust..
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2119 John III (Magn.) AE Tetarteron SBCV -2119 DOC 61 11 views
OBV. * in field. Three quarters length figure of Virgin nimbate and orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned slightly. R.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of simplified type; Holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l. globus surmounted by patriarchal cross, which he holds by the shaft.

Weight 2.4gm

Size 18.37mm

Doc lists 4 examples with weights from 1.63 to 3.73gm and sizes from 18 to 22mm
3 commentsSimon01/28/18 at 21:11quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VI 899, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, SOLI INVICTO, Sol radiated standing left, Scarce!72 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VI 899, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, SOLI INVICTO, Sol radiated standing left, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SOLI INVI CTO, Sol radiated standing left, raising right hand, holding the globe in left hand, chlamys across left shoulder.
exerg: -/-//PTR, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: g, axes: ,
mint: Treveri, date: 310-311 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-899, p-, Scarce!
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans01/28/18 at 21:07Jay GT4: Sol is OK
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2119 John III (Magn.) AE Tetarteron SBCV -2119 DOC 61 11 views
OBV. * in field. Three quarters length figure of Virgin nimbate and orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned slightly. R.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of simplified type; Holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l. globus surmounted by patriarchal cross, which he holds by the shaft.

Weight 2.4gm

Size 18.37mm

Doc lists 4 examples with weights from 1.63 to 3.73gm and sizes from 18 to 22mm
3 commentsSimon01/28/18 at 20:10Jay GT4: Glossy green!
VIRGIN2Stars.jpg
2119 John III (Magn.) AE Tetarteron SBCV -2119 DOC 61 11 views
OBV. * in field. Three quarters length figure of Virgin nimbate and orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned slightly. R.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of simplified type; Holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l. globus surmounted by patriarchal cross, which he holds by the shaft.

Weight 2.4gm

Size 18.37mm

Doc lists 4 examples with weights from 1.63 to 3.73gm and sizes from 18 to 22mm
3 commentsSimon01/28/18 at 20:06Sam: Very Nice Addition.
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Probus26 viewsAV-Aureus
IMP PROBVS P F AVG; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
VICTORIOSO SEMPER; Probus holding sceptre, standing left between four suppliants.
Ex: wreath
RIC 143; Bastien, Donativa p 59
Rome
Note: Part of the donativa that was issues for Probus' triumph in 281 A.D.
4 commentsJulianus of Pannonia01/28/18 at 19:15Barnaba6: The crown jewel of your collection!
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 32, Sestertius of AD 37-38 (Gaius addressing soldiers)99 viewsĆ sestertius (25.0g, Ř34mm, 6h), Lugdunum mint, struck AD 40-41.
Obv.: C·CAESAR·AVG GERMANICVS·PON M·TR·POT·, laureate head of Gaius left.
Rev.: ADLOCVT (above) COH (below) Gaius on a platform addressing five soldiers, helmeted, with shields and swords, four with aquilae (legionary standards with eagle).
RIC 32 (S); BMCRE 33; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 60:1

Payment to the praetorian guard of the bequest of Tiberius. The minting of this sestertius was ordered directly by the emperor, hence the lack of the letters S C. Style of provincial mint, probably Lugdunum. N.B. RIC attributes this type to the mint of Rome; Sear favors Lugdunum.
4 commentsCharles S01/28/18 at 19:03Marsman: Just wow
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 32, Sestertius of AD 37-38 (Gaius addressing soldiers)99 viewsĆ sestertius (25.0g, Ř34mm, 6h), Lugdunum mint, struck AD 40-41.
Obv.: C·CAESAR·AVG GERMANICVS·PON M·TR·POT·, laureate head of Gaius left.
Rev.: ADLOCVT (above) COH (below) Gaius on a platform addressing five soldiers, helmeted, with shields and swords, four with aquilae (legionary standards with eagle).
RIC 32 (S); BMCRE 33; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 60:1

Payment to the praetorian guard of the bequest of Tiberius. The minting of this sestertius was ordered directly by the emperor, hence the lack of the letters S C. Style of provincial mint, probably Lugdunum. N.B. RIC attributes this type to the mint of Rome; Sear favors Lugdunum.
4 commentsCharles S01/28/18 at 17:13okidoki: wow excellent great looks
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050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #194 views050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #1
avers: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Draped bust right
revers: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, holding the long torch with both hands.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18,0-20,0mm, weight: g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 211-217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-373A (Caracalla), p-, RSC-32, (Caracalla), BMC-1, Sear-7100,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/28/18 at 17:04okidoki: great and sharp obverse
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S.866 Aethelred II (Leofthegn)10 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Leofthegn
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 866
Leofthegn's "Special" motif: hound on reverse
O: +EDILRED REX
R: LEOF DEG И
Motif: 1a/fantastic animal, triquetra

The most impressive imagery to find itself on a styca. Despite a nearly universal preference for "plain-ness" and simplicity on the styca coins, a certain moneyer called Leofthegn (literally "beloved retainer") produced a small and remarkable series of coins with "special designs." These include the letters Alpha and Omega, and a variety of different types of crosses. But by far the most impressive is this one, featuring a creature looking backwards with the moneyer's name in three rows. This creature may be meant to be something of a revival of the "fantastic animal" design of the earlier 8th century coins of Aldfrith, Eadberht, Alchred, Aethelred I, and Aelfwald. Unfortunately, the artistic inclinations shown by this Leofthegn were not copied by his contemporaries, and the coin remains unique therefore in the styca series.

Only one die is known for this coin, and it is quite rare.

Ex- CNG Triton XXI, Dr. JDR, SNC 2/1993, Spink Auction 1, RC Lockett, T Bliss
1 commentsNap01/28/18 at 16:39Stkp: very nice
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264 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Roma6 viewsReference.
RIC 264; C 1304

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder, and over back of neck

Rev. ROMA FELIX
Roma seated left on curule chair with branch and sceptre.

3.30 gr
19 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki01/28/18 at 14:51Jay GT4: Sweet
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1916 AEOLIS, Myrina Trajan Ae 14 Bust Roma3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1916

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΑ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΝ
Laureate head of Trajan, right

Rev. ΘΕΑΝ ΡΩΜΗΝ ΜΥΡΙ
Turreted and draped bust of Roma, right

2.20 gr
14 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki01/28/18 at 13:45Jay GT4: Nice sand patina
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Probus16 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left, right hand raised, holding pugio in left hand
ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre, captive under horse.
Ex: XXIB
Siscia
RIC 632var.
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia01/28/18 at 13:44Jay GT4: Great reverse
ProbusVictSemp.jpg
Probus26 viewsAV-Aureus
IMP PROBVS P F AVG; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
VICTORIOSO SEMPER; Probus holding sceptre, standing left between four suppliants.
Ex: wreath
RIC 143; Bastien, Donativa p 59
Rome
Note: Part of the donativa that was issues for Probus' triumph in 281 A.D.
4 commentsJulianus of Pannonia01/28/18 at 13:44Jay GT4: Nice piece! Congrats
ProbusVictSemp.jpg
Probus26 viewsAV-Aureus
IMP PROBVS P F AVG; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
VICTORIOSO SEMPER; Probus holding sceptre, standing left between four suppliants.
Ex: wreath
RIC 143; Bastien, Donativa p 59
Rome
Note: Part of the donativa that was issues for Probus' triumph in 281 A.D.
4 commentsJulianus of Pannonia01/28/18 at 13:34okidoki: another excellent Probus
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