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Constantius II3 views
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, A in left field, TS Delta in ex
Thessalonica 129 scarce.
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/28/17 at 11:48Jay GT4: So many varieties of these
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Constans33 viewsConstans, AE2. Silvered Thessalonica. DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, forwards, on hands and knees. Mintmark TSB star. RIC VIII Thessalonica 116.

Another apparently common coin according to RIC :)
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/28/17 at 08:59maridvnvm: Nice. I haven't seen one. Now I know what to l...
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1093.14 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 129-30 AD Isis Pharia standing 2 viewsReference.
Emmett 1093.14; Dattari-Savio Pl. 85, 7711 (this coin). RPC 5748.23 (this coin cited).

Issue L IΔ = year 14

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

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

12.64 gr
29 mm
h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
1 commentsokidoki02/28/17 at 07:31Randygeki(h2): Nice example of a sweet coin
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Arles 1005 viewsAE2
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix on globe and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Arles; (//SARL), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Arles 100 (C)
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/28/17 at 07:29Randygeki(h2): A very nice example!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 144 4 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 | _ /ANEI). 350-355 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 144 (C2) (officina 15)
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/28/17 at 07:28Randygeki(h2): 15! Nice
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Lucania Metapontum AR Nomos circa540-510 BC 26.5mm 8.06g 12h3 viewsBarley ear of eight grains,MET to left downwards.Rev incuse ear of barley with eight grains.
One of the early dies of this famous coinage.
1 commentsGrant H02/27/17 at 22:58Jay GT4: Great coin
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Arles 1005 viewsAE2
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix on globe and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Arles; (//SARL), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Arles 100 (C)
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/27/17 at 21:20Jay GT4: Great coin
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First Revolt AE Prutah (2,76 g) - Jewish War 68/9 AD year 3. 3 viewsObv. Amphora with broad rim, two handles, and decorated conical cover.
Rev. inscription (the freedom of Zion), vine leaf on small branch with tendril
Refernces: (Hendin 1363, AJC II 261,20) .
17mm, 2.8 grams.
1 commentsCanaan02/27/17 at 21:20Jay GT4: Half struck...cool
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RIC 0764 Domitianus (2)10 viewsObv : CAESAR AVGVSTI F, Laureate head left
Rev : DOMITIANVS COS II, Winged caduceus between crossed cornucopiae
AE/Dupondius (27.14 mm 10.844 g 6h) Struck in Rome (for circulation in Syria?) 74 A D
RIC 764 (R, Vespasian), BMCRE 883 (Vespasian), BNF 901 (Vespasian), RPC 2001
Purchased from Savoca Numismatik on eBay
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/27/17 at 20:46Jay GT4: Great coin!
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RIC 0764 Domitianus (2)10 viewsObv : CAESAR AVGVSTI F, Laureate head left
Rev : DOMITIANVS COS II, Winged caduceus between crossed cornucopiae
AE/Dupondius (27.14 mm 10.844 g 6h) Struck in Rome (for circulation in Syria?) 74 A D
RIC 764 (R, Vespasian), BMCRE 883 (Vespasian), BNF 901 (Vespasian), RPC 2001
Purchased from Savoca Numismatik on eBay
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/27/17 at 19:22Randygeki(h2): nice find
Sabina_AE-As_SABINA-AVGVSTA-HADRIANI-AVG-P-P_CONCORDIA-AVG_S-C_RIC-1037_128-136-AD_Q-002_7h_26,5-27,5mm_9,30g-s.jpg
033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 1037, Rome, AE-As, CONCORDIA AVG, -/-//S-C, Concordia seated left, #221 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 1037, Rome, AE-As, CONCORDIA AVG, -/-//S-C, Concordia seated left, #2
avers:- SABINA-AVGVSTA-HADRIANI-AVG-P-P, Her bust draped right wreathed in grain with hair fastened in a small knot at back. RARE portrait type depicting the empress with hair tied back and wreathed in grain.
revers:- CONCORDIA-AVG/S-C, Concordia seated left holding patera and leaning left elbow on figure of Spes, cornucopiae below chair.
exerg: -/-//S-C, diameter: 26,5-27,5mm, weight: 9,30g, axes: 7h,
mint: Roma, date: 128-136 A.D., ref: RIC-II 1037,
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans02/27/17 at 18:45okidoki: very nice Lady
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Roman Plate, Skeuomorphic Plate, Openwork Plate, Camp-Gate Fibulae, Fibula #060, 198 viewsFibula #060,
type: Skeuomorphic Openwork Plate, Camp-Gate Fibulae,
size: 19x30mm,
weight: 9,67g,
date: A.D.,
ref: .,
distribution: ,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/27/17 at 17:28okidoki: never seen it nice !!
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Vespasian denarius by Titus17 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head of Divus Vespasian to right.

EX S C
Empty quadriga advancing left, ornamented with a miniature quadriga flanked by Victories at the top and two standing figures on the side.

Rome, 80-1 AD
3.24g

RIC II 60 (Titus); BMCRE 119 (Titus); RSC 146

Ex-ANE
4 commentsJay GT402/27/17 at 13:14David Atherton: Awesome reverse!
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Vespasian Eastern Denarius18 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PACI ORB TERR AVG
Turreted and draped female bust right below, horizontal Φ

3.23g

V1407, RPC 813

Rare

Ex-T.C. collection, Ex-Calgary Coin.

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.
6 commentsJay GT402/27/17 at 13:13David Atherton: A fine example from the series. Congrats!
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Judaea, First Jewish War. 66-70 C.E. Æ prutah, Year 2 (67/8 C.E.).2 viewsamphora / 'The freedom of Zion', vine leaf on branch with tendril. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
References: TJC 197; Hendin 1360.
17mm, 3.5 grams, Very fine example.
2 commentsCanaan02/27/17 at 12:06Canaan: Thanks Jay.
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Judaea, First Jewish War. 66-70 C.E. Æ prutah, Year 2 (67/8 C.E.).2 viewsamphora / 'The freedom of Zion', vine leaf on branch with tendril. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
References: TJC 197; Hendin 1360.
17mm, 3.5 grams, Very fine example.
2 commentsCanaan02/27/17 at 11:58Jay GT4: On my list to get. Nice one!
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033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 1037, Rome, AE-As, CONCORDIA AVG, -/-//S-C, Concordia seated left, #221 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 1037, Rome, AE-As, CONCORDIA AVG, -/-//S-C, Concordia seated left, #2
avers:- SABINA-AVGVSTA-HADRIANI-AVG-P-P, Her bust draped right wreathed in grain with hair fastened in a small knot at back. RARE portrait type depicting the empress with hair tied back and wreathed in grain.
revers:- CONCORDIA-AVG/S-C, Concordia seated left holding patera and leaning left elbow on figure of Spes, cornucopiae below chair.
exerg: -/-//S-C, diameter: 26,5-27,5mm, weight: 9,30g, axes: 7h,
mint: Roma, date: 128-136 A.D., ref: RIC-II 1037,
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans02/27/17 at 08:40Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Theoderich (493-526 A.D.), Ostgot, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, *ɅINVIMɅ-ROMɅИI, Monogram of Theoderich, As a "chocolate paper" copy !!! 22 viewsAs a "chocolate paper" copy
Theoderich (493-526 A.D.), Ostgot, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, *ɅINVIMɅ-ROMɅИI, Monogram of Theoderich,
avers: DN-ANAƧTAƧIVƧ-P-P-AV (all S are invers), (In the name of Anastasius ), Pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right.
revers: *ɅINVIMɅ-ROMɅИI, Stylized "Theoderich" monogram.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: 0,47g, axis: 0h,
mint: Sirmium ,date: 493-526 A.D., ref: ??,
Q-001

I used on this thread :
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=110289.msg673332#msg673332
1 commentsquadrans02/27/17 at 08:40Randygeki(h2): Interesting coin, can see it well
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009a Germanicus (15 B.C.-19 A.D.), RIC I 106 (Claudius), Rome, AE-As, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, Around large S•C, #231 views009a Germanicus (15 B.C.-19 A.D.), RIC I 106 (Claudius), Rome, AE-As, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, Around large S•C, #2
Germanicus Father of Caligula. Died 19 AD. AE-AS, (15 BC.-19 CE.) posthumous commemorative minted under Caligula.
avers:- GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N, Bare head right
revers:- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, Legend around large S•C.
exerg: S•C//--, diameter: 29,5-30,5mm, weight: 11,03g, axis: 6h,
mind: Rome, date: 40-41 A.D., ref: RIC I 106 (Claudius), Cohen 9, BMC 241,
Q-002
3 commentsquadrans02/27/17 at 08:40Randygeki(h2): sweet
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Vespasian denarius by Titus17 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head of Divus Vespasian to right.

EX S C
Empty quadriga advancing left, ornamented with a miniature quadriga flanked by Victories at the top and two standing figures on the side.

Rome, 80-1 AD
3.24g

RIC II 60 (Titus); BMCRE 119 (Titus); RSC 146

Ex-ANE
4 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 22:57Nemonater: One of my favorite types, i love the quadriga too!
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 2113 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, base of column.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, corinthian capital
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 21. Babelon 81. BMCRR 21. CNR 1/034

3.41 gms

Stannard weight correction scoop on reverse
5 commentsmaridvnvm02/26/17 at 22:18quadrans: Another great piece of your "Papia" collection..
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Vespasian Eastern Denarius18 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PACI ORB TERR AVG
Turreted and draped female bust right below, horizontal Φ

3.23g

V1407, RPC 813

Rare

Ex-T.C. collection, Ex-Calgary Coin.

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.
6 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 21:37FlaviusDomitianus: Excellent example
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Vespasian denarius by Titus15 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

Column mounted by shield and topped by urn, flanked by two laurels; in field, EX, on shield, S C

Rome Mint, 79-80 AD

RIC II 62 (Titus); BMCRE 125 (Titus); BN 98; RSC 149; SEAR 6568

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE

3 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 21:14Nemonater: Nice example of hard to find type!
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Vespasian Eastern Denarius18 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PACI ORB TERR AVG
Turreted and draped female bust right below, horizontal Φ

3.23g

V1407, RPC 813

Rare

Ex-T.C. collection, Ex-Calgary Coin.

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.
6 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 21:14Nemonater: Very nice, I love the reverse portrait!
Germanicus_AE-AS_GERMANICVS-CAESAR-TI-AVG-F-DIVI-AVG-N_TI_CLAVDIVS_CAESAR_AVG_GERM_P_M_TR_P_IMPPP_S_C_RIC_106(Cl)_C_9,_Rome-41-3AD_Q-001_6h_30,5mm_11,03ga-s.jpg
009a Germanicus (15 B.C.-19 A.D.), RIC I 106 (Claudius), Rome, AE-As, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, Around large S•C, #231 views009a Germanicus (15 B.C.-19 A.D.), RIC I 106 (Claudius), Rome, AE-As, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, Around large S•C, #2
Germanicus Father of Caligula. Died 19 AD. AE-AS, (15 BC.-19 CE.) posthumous commemorative minted under Caligula.
avers:- GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N, Bare head right
revers:- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, Legend around large S•C.
exerg: S•C//--, diameter: 29,5-30,5mm, weight: 11,03g, axis: 6h,
mind: Rome, date: 40-41 A.D., ref: RIC I 106 (Claudius), Cohen 9, BMC 241,
Q-002
3 commentsquadrans02/26/17 at 21:06okidoki:
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Constans12 viewsConstans
Billon centenionalis 21mm, 4.3g
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand./ FEL•TEMP•REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points upwards and to the right.
Exergue: ΔSIS(Symbol 4)M

Siscia, officina 4; 348-350 CE

Ref: RIC VIII Siscia 218; LRBC 1121
BW Ref: 107 024 079

Ex Moonmoth collection
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/coins/constans_107.html
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/26/17 at 20:59Enodia: really nice reverse!
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201. Septimus Severus; Nikopolis, Lower Moesia61 views"Presumably reflecting Septimius' capture of Ctesiphon in Jan. 198, since we know from IGBulg. II, 659 (Boteva pp. 166-7) that Tertullus was governor when news of that victory and the promotions of Caracalla to Augustus and Geta to Caesar reached Lower Moesia.

Obv. die seems the same as Varbanov 2750 = Bulg. ed. 2163
rev. type apparently unpublished"
3 commentsecoli02/26/17 at 20:48Jochen: It's now Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) 8.14.9.14...
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11 viewsIMP CONSTANTINVS P AVG
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

SOLI INV-IC-TO COMITI
Sol standing left, raising right hand, holding globe in left; Star to left; PLN in exergue.

3.61g

London Mint, 312-313 AD
RIC 282.

Ex-Calgary Coin
2 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 20:19quadrans: Nice specimen
Vespasian_Quadriga.jpg
Vespasian denarius by Titus17 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head of Divus Vespasian to right.

EX S C
Empty quadriga advancing left, ornamented with a miniature quadriga flanked by Victories at the top and two standing figures on the side.

Rome, 80-1 AD
3.24g

RIC II 60 (Titus); BMCRE 119 (Titus); RSC 146

Ex-ANE
4 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 20:18quadrans: Characteristic portrait and great quadriga...
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Vespasian denarius by Titus15 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

Column mounted by shield and topped by urn, flanked by two laurels; in field, EX, on shield, S C

Rome Mint, 79-80 AD

RIC II 62 (Titus); BMCRE 125 (Titus); BN 98; RSC 149; SEAR 6568

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE

3 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 20:17quadrans: Great piece..
Vespasian_Paci.jpg
Vespasian Eastern Denarius18 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PACI ORB TERR AVG
Turreted and draped female bust right below, horizontal Φ

3.23g

V1407, RPC 813

Rare

Ex-T.C. collection, Ex-Calgary Coin.

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.
6 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 20:17quadrans: I like this...
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009a Germanicus (15 B.C.-19 A.D.), RIC I 106 (Claudius), Rome, AE-As, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, Around large S•C, #231 views009a Germanicus (15 B.C.-19 A.D.), RIC I 106 (Claudius), Rome, AE-As, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, Around large S•C, #2
Germanicus Father of Caligula. Died 19 AD. AE-AS, (15 BC.-19 CE.) posthumous commemorative minted under Caligula.
avers:- GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N, Bare head right
revers:- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, Legend around large S•C.
exerg: S•C//--, diameter: 29,5-30,5mm, weight: 11,03g, axis: 6h,
mind: Rome, date: 40-41 A.D., ref: RIC I 106 (Claudius), Cohen 9, BMC 241,
Q-002
3 commentsquadrans02/26/17 at 20:15Jay GT4: It's good Q
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Nic 63 A7 views22mm, 4.65g, 6 O'clock1 commentsagord02/26/17 at 19:33Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Lugdunum 097 4 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Lugdunum (//*SLG). A.D. 348-350.
Reference:- RIC VIII Lugdunum 97 (R)

17 mm

Ex Col. Hermann-Joseph Lückger, Germany (1864-1951). Lückger was a German entrepreneur in the textile industry and amateur historian and collector of art.
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/26/17 at 19:32Randygeki(h2): A very nice one for the size
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Rome 2582 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; B behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, falling forwards clutching horse
Minted in Rome (Gamma | _ // R Wreath E)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 258 (C)
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/26/17 at 19:30Randygeki(h2): Nice addition. I'm waiting for a similar to co...
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER AND JULIA MAESA2 views222 - 235 AD
AE PENTASSARION 25.5 mm 10.85 g
O: AVT K M AVP CEVH
CONFRONTED BUSTS OF SEVERUS ALEXANDER AND JULIA MAESA
R: VP TIB IOVL FHCTOV MARKIANOPOLEITWN, "E" IN RIGHT FIELD
HOMONOIA STANDING LEFT HOLDING PATERA AND CORNUCOPIA
MARKIANOPOLIS
1 commentslaney02/26/17 at 19:28Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Crispus. Caesar, AD 316-326. Æ Follis2 viewsObv. IVL CRIS-PVS NOB C, laureate head right.
Rev. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT / X in two lines; all within laurel wreath; A SIS(sun).
References: RIC VII 181.
Struck AD 321-324. Very fine. 19mm, 2.17 grams. Silvering intact with original toning.
1 commentsCanaan02/26/17 at 19:26Randygeki(h2): Cool coin. I like these with the sun in ex.
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012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 097, Rome, AE-As, LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas, S/C//--, #131 views012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 097, Rome, AE-As, LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas, S/C//--, #1
avers:- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Bare head of Claudius left .
revers:- LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus in right hand, S—C across in lower fields.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 28,5-29,5mm, weight: 11,05g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 41-50 A.D., ref: RIC I 097, C 47, BMC 145, Sear 1859,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/26/17 at 19:25Randygeki(h2): Great Claudius!
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079 var. Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Minerva standing Eastern mint6 viewsReference.
Strack cf *36; cf RIC 331; (both legend P P missing)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS sic
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. COS III
Minerva, helmeted, draped, advancing right, leveling javelin and holding shield

2.81 gr
19 mm
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1 commentsokidoki02/26/17 at 19:24Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
Vespasian_Laurel.jpg
Vespasian denarius by Titus15 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

Column mounted by shield and topped by urn, flanked by two laurels; in field, EX, on shield, S C

Rome Mint, 79-80 AD

RIC II 62 (Titus); BMCRE 125 (Titus); BN 98; RSC 149; SEAR 6568

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE

3 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 19:21Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
Vespasian_Quadriga.jpg
Vespasian denarius by Titus17 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head of Divus Vespasian to right.

EX S C
Empty quadriga advancing left, ornamented with a miniature quadriga flanked by Victories at the top and two standing figures on the side.

Rome, 80-1 AD
3.24g

RIC II 60 (Titus); BMCRE 119 (Titus); RSC 146

Ex-ANE
4 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 19:21Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin Jay, love that reverse
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Constantine11 viewsRoma AE Commemorative

VRBS ROMA
Bust of Roma left, wearing helmet with plume, and imperial mantle

She-wold standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus, two stars above;
CONSe. in exergue.

2.38g

Arles mint; 2nd officina, 330-333 AD

RIC VII 62

Ex-Calgary Coin

Better in Hand
1 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 19:20Randygeki(h2): Very cool coin with nice sandy highlights
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11 viewsIMP CONSTANTINVS P AVG
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

SOLI INV-IC-TO COMITI
Sol standing left, raising right hand, holding globe in left; Star to left; PLN in exergue.

3.61g

London Mint, 312-313 AD
RIC 282.

Ex-Calgary Coin
2 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 19:20Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Vespasian Eastern Denarius18 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PACI ORB TERR AVG
Turreted and draped female bust right below, horizontal Φ

3.23g

V1407, RPC 813

Rare

Ex-T.C. collection, Ex-Calgary Coin.

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.
6 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 19:20Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 097, Rome, AE-As, LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas, S/C//--, #131 views012 Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RIC I 097, Rome, AE-As, LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas, S/C//--, #1
avers:- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Bare head of Claudius left .
revers:- LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus in right hand, S—C across in lower fields.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 28,5-29,5mm, weight: 11,05g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 41-50 A.D., ref: RIC I 097, C 47, BMC 145, Sear 1859,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/26/17 at 19:11Jay GT4: It's a nice one Q
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Vespasian Eastern Denarius18 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PACI ORB TERR AVG
Turreted and draped female bust right below, horizontal Φ

3.23g

V1407, RPC 813

Rare

Ex-T.C. collection, Ex-Calgary Coin.

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.
6 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 18:02Mat: Wow, wonderful. Love both busts
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Trajan ( 98-117 A.D.)12 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
O: AVT TPAIAN API CEB ΓEPM ∆AKIK, laureate head right; star before.
R: Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales with her right hand, and cradling cornucopia with her left arm; L I-Θ (date) across upper field.
Alexandria Mint, Dated RY 19 (AD 115/116)
11.47g
22mm
Köln 684; Dattari 655; Milne 740; Curtis 323; Emmett 372
4 commentsMat02/26/17 at 12:44Nicholas Z: That is probably the most youthful portrait of Tra...
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 2113 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, base of column.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, corinthian capital
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 21. Babelon 81. BMCRR 21. CNR 1/034

3.41 gms

Stannard weight correction scoop on reverse
5 commentsmaridvnvm02/26/17 at 09:35Canaan: Very nice addition Martin, Congrats.
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 2113 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, base of column.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, corinthian capital
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 21. Babelon 81. BMCRR 21. CNR 1/034

3.41 gms

Stannard weight correction scoop on reverse
5 commentsmaridvnvm02/26/17 at 04:16Jay GT4: Great! I have 3 of these. Such a great series an...
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4 viewsTHESSALY, Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.04 g, 7h). Helmeted head of Athena left; TH/Δ to left / Φ-A-P-[Σ] (partially retrograde), Thessalian cavalryman on horse rearing left, holding goad; all within incuse circle. Lavva 138 (V65/R78); cf. BCD Thessaly II 644 (same dies); HGC 4, 626. Good VF, attractively toned.

CNG Electronic Auction 376 lot 93; From the BCD Collection. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts IX (December 1980), lot 192; Kricheldorf [1] (15 October 1955), lot 303.
1 commentspaul188802/26/17 at 04:15Jay GT4: Really great coin
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2015) 8.14.31.03 var. (rev. only)2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 12.29g, 26.24mm, 180°
struck under Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L C - CEVHROC P
Laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP AVR GALLOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
Kybele, wearing mural crown, std. side saddle r. on lion, leaping r., holding sceptre and
tympanon, looking r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/, 1316 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. #2687 (= AMNG 1316)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015):
rev. No. 8.14.31.3 var. (has PROC I)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.1.11 (same die)
possibly unpublished
very rare, F+, rough
1 commentsJochen02/26/17 at 02:38Randygeki(h2): Thats cool
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DIADUMENIAN (as Caesar)4 views217 - 218 AD (as Caesar)
AE 23 X 24.5 mm; 7.05 g
O: Draped and cuirassed bust right
R: Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; at feet to right, hound springing right
MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. cf AMNG I 786 ff.
1 commentslaney02/26/17 at 02:38Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylonia, Uncertain Mint 6A 60 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛEΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, star symbol beneath throne, Π recut over an earlier mint control in left field.

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

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

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

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

(26 mm, 17.0 g, 3h).

This very late posthumous issue in the name of Philip III is a unique numismatic circumstance. It was struck from a Philip III lifetime reverse die used about twelve years previously, paired to an obverse die that was also used to strike coins in the name of Alexander and Seleukos. This was not a matter of happenstance, but rather a deliberate pairing of dies that symbolically linked the name of Seleukos to the preceding Argead kings in a ritual numismatic statement of legitimacy. This occurred in Uncertain Mint 6A, which by this time was a mobile military mint, attached to the army of Seleukos on the campaign to Ipsos. This ritual symbolic numismatic acclamation of kingship paralleled the acclamation of Seleukos as king by the assembled army in a long-standing Macedonian tradition.

Reference: Taylor, L. W. H. 2015. From Triparadeisos to Ipsos: Seleukos I Nikator’s Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia. AJN Second Series 27: 41-97.
3 commentsn.igma02/25/17 at 22:11Canaan: Great, so informative and big history behind a sma...
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Roman Imperial: Gallienus (253-268 CE) Antoninianus, Rome (RIC V 207; MIR 36, 731b; RSC 342 corr.)8 viewsObv: Radiate head right
Rev: Goat walking right; ς in exergue



1 commentsQuant.Geek02/25/17 at 19:40nogoodnicksleft: Nice Goat
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Aquileia -5 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand, N in right field
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets standing, facing each other before him
Minted in Aquileia (//AQP Dot)
Reference:- RIC VIII Aquileia -

Looking at RIC there are three issues for this type at Aquileia.

The first has no letters on either side. The captives are described as standing and would have AQP:dot: in exe. - RIC VIII Aquileia 107

The next two both have N behind the bust and an N in the left field on the reverse with the captives described as kneeling.

with AQP in exe this would be RIC VIII Aquileia 119
and with AQP* in exe this would be RIC VIII Aquileia 120

My example seems to be a mule from the later issues with letter behind the bust and the earlier issue with the captives standing but with no letter on the reverse.
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/25/17 at 19:04Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 2113 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, base of column.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, corinthian capital
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 21. Babelon 81. BMCRR 21. CNR 1/034

3.41 gms

Stannard weight correction scoop on reverse
5 commentsmaridvnvm02/25/17 at 19:03Randygeki(h2): Another nice one!
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Constans12 viewsConstans
Billon centenionalis 21mm, 4.3g
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand./ FEL•TEMP•REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points upwards and to the right.
Exergue: ΔSIS(Symbol 4)M

Siscia, officina 4; 348-350 CE

Ref: RIC VIII Siscia 218; LRBC 1121
BW Ref: 107 024 079

Ex Moonmoth collection
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/coins/constans_107.html
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/25/17 at 16:04Canaan: Nice details!
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Constans12 viewsConstans
Billon centenionalis 21mm, 4.3g
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand./ FEL•TEMP•REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points upwards and to the right.
Exergue: ΔSIS(Symbol 4)M

Siscia, officina 4; 348-350 CE

Ref: RIC VIII Siscia 218; LRBC 1121
BW Ref: 107 024 079

Ex Moonmoth collection
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/coins/constans_107.html
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/25/17 at 14:30Mat: Nice one
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 2113 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, base of column.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, corinthian capital
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 21. Babelon 81. BMCRR 21. CNR 1/034

3.41 gms

Stannard weight correction scoop on reverse
5 commentsmaridvnvm02/25/17 at 13:23Jochen: Very interesting!
IMG_2291.JPG
Constans12 viewsConstans
Billon centenionalis 21mm, 4.3g
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand./ FEL•TEMP•REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points upwards and to the right.
Exergue: ΔSIS(Symbol 4)M

Siscia, officina 4; 348-350 CE

Ref: RIC VIII Siscia 218; LRBC 1121
BW Ref: 107 024 079

Ex Moonmoth collection
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/coins/constans_107.html
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/25/17 at 10:46quadrans: great find
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25 viewsMaximus Crowvs
Maximus (Caesar, 235/6-238). AR Denarius Rome mint, 236-7.
O: MAXIMVS CAES GERM; Rvssell Crowvs Bareheaded and draped bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS; Maximus standing left, holding baton and spear; two signa to right
- RIC IV ?
4 commentsNemonater02/25/17 at 05:20Kim B. N: LOL Now that is EPIC!
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Trajan ( 98-117 A.D.)12 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
O: AVT TPAIAN API CEB ΓEPM ∆AKIK, laureate head right; star before.
R: Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales with her right hand, and cradling cornucopia with her left arm; L I-Θ (date) across upper field.
Alexandria Mint, Dated RY 19 (AD 115/116)
11.47g
22mm
Köln 684; Dattari 655; Milne 740; Curtis 323; Emmett 372
4 commentsMat02/25/17 at 00:58Jay GT4: An interesting type
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ROMAN EMPIRE , CARACALLA AR DENARIUS INDULGENTIA RIC 214.10 viewsEmperor Caracalla AD 198-217 .
Silver Denarius, Rome mint.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT. Laureate head right.
Rev: INDVLG FECVNDAE. Indulgentia seated left, holding patera and sceptre.

3.46 gr. Max Dia., 19 mm.

RIC 214. XF, toned.
1 commentsSam02/25/17 at 00:57Jay GT4: Great!
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left26 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Laureate head right

Rev.
PONTIF TR P COS III(I)
Pax seated left holding branch
8 commentsancientdave02/24/17 at 19:29Canaan: Very beautiful.
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Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica28 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

Rev.
FELICITAS PVBLICA
SC
Felicitas standing left with caduceus and cornucopia
6 commentsancientdave02/24/17 at 17:48quadrans: Nice looking coin ..
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left26 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Laureate head right

Rev.
PONTIF TR P COS III(I)
Pax seated left holding branch
8 commentsancientdave02/24/17 at 17:47quadrans: Expressive portrait...great..
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Maximus / Princeps39 viewsMaximus (Caesar, 235/6-238). AR Denarius Rome mint, 236-7.
O: MAXIMVS CAES GERM; Bareheaded and draped bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS; Maximus standing left, holding baton and spear; two signa to right
- RIC IV 3; RSC 10

Gaius Julius Verus Maximus (Maximvs Caesar) was the son of Maximinus I Thrax. Maximus was most likely given the rank of Caesar at the same time or shortly after his father assumed the rank of Augustus. He was reportedly a very handsome youth. Maximvs Caesar was loyal to his father and remained by his side during his campaign on the Danube. He was also present at the disastrous siege of Aquileia in 238 AD.

After the revolt of Gordian I and Gordian II and ascension of Balbinus and Pupienus, Maximinus and Maximus marched on Rome. They first reached the city of Aquileia, expecting an easy victory as the city's walls had long been in disrepair. However, under the leadership of senators Rutilius Pudens Crispinus and Tullus Menophilus, the walls had been repaired and the city rallied to defend itself in a siege. The Aquileians had plenty of food and good morale.

According to Herodian of Antioch, "The army of Maximinus grew depressed and, cheated in its expectations, fell into despair when the soldiers found that those whom they had not expected to hold out against a single assault were not only offering stout resistance but were even beating them back. The Aquileians, on the other hand, were greatly encouraged and highly enthusiastic, and, as the battle continued, their skill and daring increased. Contemptuous of the soldiers now, they hurled taunts at them. As Maximinus rode about, they shouted insults and indecent blasphemies at him and his son. The emperor became increasingly angry because he was powerless to retaliate. Unable to vent his wrath upon the enemy, he was enraged at most of his troop commanders because they were pressing the siege in cowardly and halfhearted fashion. Consequently, the hatred of his supporters increased, and his enemies grew more contemptuous of him each day."

Condemned by the Senate, Maximus and his father were murdered by their own troops just outside Aquileia on June 24th, 238 AD.
2 commentsNemonater02/24/17 at 17:38Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Trajan ( 98-117 A.D.)12 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
O: AVT TPAIAN API CEB ΓEPM ∆AKIK, laureate head right; star before.
R: Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales with her right hand, and cradling cornucopia with her left arm; L I-Θ (date) across upper field.
Alexandria Mint, Dated RY 19 (AD 115/116)
11.47g
22mm
Köln 684; Dattari 655; Milne 740; Curtis 323; Emmett 372
4 commentsMat02/24/17 at 17:33Randygeki(h2): A nice portrait. Cool addition.
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Trajan ( 98-117 A.D.)12 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
O: AVT TPAIAN API CEB ΓEPM ∆AKIK, laureate head right; star before.
R: Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales with her right hand, and cradling cornucopia with her left arm; L I-Θ (date) across upper field.
Alexandria Mint, Dated RY 19 (AD 115/116)
11.47g
22mm
Köln 684; Dattari 655; Milne 740; Curtis 323; Emmett 372
4 commentsMat02/24/17 at 17:12Canaan: Nice
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Constantius II8 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD.
25mm 4.6g
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 Gamma in ex.

Boljetin hoard, Sirmium VIII Cyzicus, 529
R5
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/24/17 at 13:11quadrans: Great piece
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Cherronesos, Thrace, c. 400 - 338 B.C.6 viewsSilver hemidrachm, SNG Dreer 107, Weber -; McClean -, BMC Thrace -, Dewing -, SNG Cop -, SNG Milan -, SNG Lockett -, SNG Dreer -, SNG Berry, F, small edge split, 2.312g, 12.8mm, Cherronesos mint, c. 400 - 338 B.C.; obverse lion forepart right, head turned back left, tongue protruding; reverse quadripartite incuse with alternating shallow and deeper sunken quarters, pellet in one sunk quadrant, I over pellet in the opposite sunk quadrant

ex Forvm
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/24/17 at 10:15Canaan: Very nice addition
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. Eastern imitation.14 viewsObv. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind, AΘE to right; all within incuse square.
17.06g, 22.2mm.
Kroll 15; SNG Copenhagen 64. Bankers marks on both sides.
4 commentsCanaan02/24/17 at 08:40Canaan: Thanks Nemo
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Sear 18363 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.
1 commentsAbu Galyon02/24/17 at 07:21Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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Constantine I, AE Follis, Lyons, 309-310 AD.5 viewsObverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right seen from the back.
Reverse: SOLI IN-VI-CTO COMITI, Sol standing facing, head left, holding globe and raising right hand. F-T across fields,
mintmark PLG.
References: RIC VI Lyons 310; cf Sear 3881.
23.08mm, 4.21grams.

1 commentsCanaan02/24/17 at 07:21Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Carthage, RIC VI 24a, AE-1 Follis, FELIX ADVENT AVGG NN, Africa standing right, #136 views121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Carthage, RIC VI 24a, AE-1 Follis, FELIX ADVENT AVGG NN, Africa standing right, #1
avers:- CONSTANTIVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- FELIX-AD-VENT-AVG-G-N-N, Africa standing right, head left, wearing elephant head headress, standard in right and tusk in left, lion and bull at feet left, H left, PKT in ex.
exerg: H|-//PKT, diameter: 25-28,5mm, weight: 10,38g, axes: 0h,
mint: Carthage, date: 298 A.D., ref: RIC VI 24a,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/24/17 at 07:21Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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6 viewsBoeotia, Federal Coinage, c. 304-294 BC, Drachm, 5.79g, 18mm. Boiotian shield decorated with vertical caduceus / Amphora; Δ-I across field; all within incuse square. BCD Boiotia 70; SNG Copenhagen 412 var. (pellet above amphora). Good Very fine, high relief and lovely tone1 commentspaul188802/24/17 at 07:21Randygeki(h2): Very nice example
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5 viewsSeptimius Severus (193-211), Denarius, Laodicea, 197, 11.30g, 25mm. Laureate head right / Emperor on horseback right, holding spear. RIC IV 494; RSC 5801 commentspaul188802/24/17 at 07:20Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Roman Empire, Constantius I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #130 views121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #1
avers:- CONSTANTIVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exergo: -/Γ//SIS, diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 9,26g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, date: 299 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-109a, p-467,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans02/24/17 at 03:16Nemonater: Wow!
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Roman Empire, Constantius I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #130 views121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #1
avers:- CONSTANTIVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exergo: -/Γ//SIS, diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 9,26g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, date: 299 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-109a, p-467,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans02/23/17 at 22:38*Alex: Superb coin quadrans!
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Pontius Pilate (AD 26-36). AE prutah 6 viewsDated RY 17 (AD 30/1). TIBЄPIOY KAICAPOC around augur's wand (lituus)
Rev. L IZ (date) within wreath.
References: Hendin 1342. TJC 333. RPC 4968.
Well centered and deeply struck, with full legends. Green patina with earthen fields. Extremely Fine.
2 commentsCanaan02/23/17 at 22:37Nemonater: Nice!
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. Eastern imitation.14 viewsObv. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind, AΘE to right; all within incuse square.
17.06g, 22.2mm.
Kroll 15; SNG Copenhagen 64. Bankers marks on both sides.
4 commentsCanaan02/23/17 at 22:36Nemonater: Very cool, I love the countermarks!
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Roman Empire, Constantius I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Carthage, RIC VI 24a, AE-1 Follis, FELIX ADVENT AVGG NN, Africa standing right, #1123 views121 Constantius I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Carthage, RIC VI 24a, AE-1 Follis, FELIX ADVENT AVGG NN, Africa standing right, #1
avers:- CONSTANTIVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- FELIX-AD-VENT-AVG-G-N-N, Africa standing right, head left, wearing elephant head headress, standard in right and tusk in left, lion and bull at feet left, H left, PKT in ex.
exerg: H|-//PKT, diameter: 25-28,5mm, weight: 10,38g, axes: 0h,
mint: Carthage, date: 298 A.D., ref: RIC VI 24a,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans02/23/17 at 22:31Nemonater: Great detail!
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Seleucid kingdom, Antioch, Alexander I. Balas, SNG Spaer 14754 viewsAlexander I. Balas, 152-145 BC
AE 19, 6.38g, 18.52mm, 0°
Antioch
obv. Kopf des Alexander Balas, behelmt, n.r.
rev. BASILEWS - ALEZANDROV in r. and l. field in 2 vertical lines
Nike, in long double chiton, winged, stg. l., holding palm branch in l. arm and wreath in raised r. hand; in outer l. field grain ear, in inner l. field monogram AB
ref. SNG Israel (Spaer) 1475
about VF, glossy brown Patina
pedigree:
ex coll. David Sellwood
1 commentsJochen02/23/17 at 07:56Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Constans Centenionalis Fel Temp Reparatio hut10 viewsAE Centenionalis
Constans, 337-350 CE
Diameter: 19 mm, Weight: 4.20 grams, Die axis: 6h

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

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Helmeted soldier advancing right, leading small child from hut beneath tree.

Mint: CONSЄ*: Constantinopolis

Notes:
- This coin depicts a small figure with quite foreign features, for example the upright hair. This depiction is quite common, particularly to some Eastern mints, as noted on Bill Welch's excellent hut site. This is why the small figure is sometimes described as a 'barbarian'. However there are plenty of other plausible interpretations.
- ‘FELix TEMPorvm REPARATIO’ = Happy times restored.
- This type was issued at 13 different mints, each using a different tree, shrub or plant.

Ex Bill Welch hut collection eBay UK 2016, eBay 2006
1 commentsPharsalos02/23/17 at 07:54Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) Æ Centenionalis, Heraclea (RIC VIII Heraclea 82)9 viewsObv.: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman turns to face soldier and raises right arm, horseman is bearded and bareheaded (var. A), Γ in left field; SMHA in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/23/17 at 07:52Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) Æ Centenionalis, Contemporary Imitation (Mattingly pl. xviii, 16 for type)9 viewsObv: Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman

From the estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind. Ex De Wit Collection, Part I (Künker 121, 12 March 2007), lot 39; Giessener Münzhandlung 76 (22 April 1996), lot 15
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/23/17 at 07:51Randygeki(h2): Interesting example
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25 viewsMaximus Crowvs
Maximus (Caesar, 235/6-238). AR Denarius Rome mint, 236-7.
O: MAXIMVS CAES GERM; Rvssell Crowvs Bareheaded and draped bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS; Maximus standing left, holding baton and spear; two signa to right
- RIC IV ?
4 commentsNemonater02/23/17 at 07:07Canaan: , a gladiator in the place of an emperor!!!
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Theoderich (493-526 A.D.), Ostgot, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, *ɅINVIMɅ-ROMɅИI, Monogram of Theoderich, 47 viewsTheoderich (493-526 A.D.), Ostgot, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, *ɅINVIMɅ-ROMɅИI, Monogram of Theoderich,
avers: DN-ANAƧTAƧIVƧ-P-P-AV (all S are invers), (In the name of Anastasius ), Pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right.
revers: *ɅINVIMɅ-ROMɅИI, Stylized "Theoderich" monogram.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: 0,47g, axis: 0h,
mint: Sirmium ,date: 493-526 A.D., ref: ??,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/23/17 at 06:25Randygeki(h2): Interesting coin. Never seen one before, cool addi...
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25 viewsMaximus Crowvs
Maximus (Caesar, 235/6-238). AR Denarius Rome mint, 236-7.
O: MAXIMVS CAES GERM; Rvssell Crowvs Bareheaded and draped bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS; Maximus standing left, holding baton and spear; two signa to right
- RIC IV ?
4 commentsNemonater02/23/17 at 06:13Randygeki(h2):
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RIC 0248A Titus11 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (starting top right), Victory standing right, on prow,with wreath and palm
AE/As (28.22 mm 10.284 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D.
RIC 248 variant (reverse legend layout and lack of S.C.)
Purchase from Sebastian Sänn on MA Shops
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/23/17 at 04:23ancientdave: A very interesting coin!
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RIC 0318 Vespasianus16 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Laureate head right.
Rev: RO - MA / S C (in field); Roma standing left, in military dress, holding spear and parazonium.
AE/As (28.38 mm 10.152 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D.
RIC 318 (R3), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 28 lot 544
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/23/17 at 04:20ancientdave: Nice find!
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Hadrian Libertas Denarius34 viewsHADRIAN (117-138). Denarius. Rome.
O: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate bust right, with slight drapery.
R: COS III, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and sceptre.
- RIC 175.

The pileus liberatis was a soft felt cap worn by liberated slaves of Troy and Asia Minor. In late Republican Rome, the pileus was symbolically given to slaves upon manumission, granting them not only their personal liberty, but also freedom as citizens with the right to vote (if male). Following the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., Brutus and his co-conspirators used the pileus to signify the end of Caesar's dictatorship and a return to a Republican system of government. The pileus was adopted as a popular symbol of freedom during the French Revolution and was also depicted on some early U.S. coins. - FAC
3 commentsNemonater02/23/17 at 04:15ancientdave: A very attractive addition!
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25 viewsMaximus Crowvs
Maximus (Caesar, 235/6-238). AR Denarius Rome mint, 236-7.
O: MAXIMVS CAES GERM; Rvssell Crowvs Bareheaded and draped bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS; Maximus standing left, holding baton and spear; two signa to right
- RIC IV ?
4 commentsNemonater02/23/17 at 04:10Jay GT4:
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RIC 0248A Titus11 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (starting top right), Victory standing right, on prow,with wreath and palm
AE/As (28.22 mm 10.284 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D.
RIC 248 variant (reverse legend layout and lack of S.C.)
Purchase from Sebastian Sänn on MA Shops
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/23/17 at 02:06Randygeki(h2): A nice looking addition
T-4184_111-Florianus_AE-Ant_IMP-M-ANNIVS-FLORIANVS-AVG_PROVIDEN_AVG_STI_Bust-B1,Prov-2b_RIC-V-I-87corr_p-357_Ticinum_iss-2_off-2_276-AD_Rare_Q-001_6h_22-23mm_4,09g-s.jpg
111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4184, RIC V-I 087corr., Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDEN AVG, -/-//STI, Bust-B1, Providentia standing left, Rare!, #147 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4184, RIC V-I 087corr., Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDEN AVG, -/-//STI, Bust-B1, Providentia standing left, Rare!, #1
avers:- IMP-M-ANNIUS-FLORIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, B1.
revers:- PROVIDEN AVG, Providentia standing left, holding baton in right hand and long sceptre in left hand, at feet to left, globe
exerg: -/-//STI, diameter: 22,0-23,0mm, weight: 4,09g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 2nd.issue, 2nd.off., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-087corr, T-(Estiot)-4184,
Q-001
"2nd. known examlpe on the Estiot's Site"
1 commentsquadrans02/23/17 at 02:05Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica28 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

Rev.
FELICITAS PVBLICA
SC
Felicitas standing left with caduceus and cornucopia
6 commentsancientdave02/22/17 at 15:15FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice, same dies as mine I'd say
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left26 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Laureate head right

Rev.
PONTIF TR P COS III(I)
Pax seated left holding branch
8 commentsancientdave02/22/17 at 15:10FlaviusDomitianus: Great coin, congrats!
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left26 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Laureate head right

Rev.
PONTIF TR P COS III(I)
Pax seated left holding branch
8 commentsancientdave02/22/17 at 13:11okidoki: excellent
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Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica28 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

Rev.
FELICITAS PVBLICA
SC
Felicitas standing left with caduceus and cornucopia
6 commentsancientdave02/22/17 at 12:58Nemonater: Intense portrait, very nice.
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left26 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Laureate head right

Rev.
PONTIF TR P COS III(I)
Pax seated left holding branch
8 commentsancientdave02/22/17 at 12:56Nemonater: Nice portrait, love the reverse as well!
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Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica28 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

Rev.
FELICITAS PVBLICA
SC
Felicitas standing left with caduceus and cornucopia
6 commentsancientdave02/22/17 at 12:17Jay GT4: Great!
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left26 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Laureate head right

Rev.
PONTIF TR P COS III(I)
Pax seated left holding branch
8 commentsancientdave02/22/17 at 12:17Jay GT4: Great portrait
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Pontius Pilate (AD 26-36). AE prutah 6 viewsDated RY 17 (AD 30/1). TIBЄPIOY KAICAPOC around augur's wand (lituus)
Rev. L IZ (date) within wreath.
References: Hendin 1342. TJC 333. RPC 4968.
Well centered and deeply struck, with full legends. Green patina with earthen fields. Extremely Fine.
2 commentsCanaan02/22/17 at 12:16Jay GT4: Nice one, especially the patina
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Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica28 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

Rev.
FELICITAS PVBLICA
SC
Felicitas standing left with caduceus and cornucopia
6 commentsancientdave02/22/17 at 09:45David Atherton: Beautiful piece!
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left26 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Laureate head right

Rev.
PONTIF TR P COS III(I)
Pax seated left holding branch
8 commentsancientdave02/22/17 at 08:36David Atherton: Fantastic coin Dave! Rarer than Vespasian's ve...
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Roman Empire, Constantius I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #130 views121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #1
avers:- CONSTANTIVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exergo: -/Γ//SIS, diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 9,26g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, date: 299 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-109a, p-467,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans02/22/17 at 08:29Canaan: Outstanding!!!!
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Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica28 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

Rev.
FELICITAS PVBLICA
SC
Felicitas standing left with caduceus and cornucopia
6 commentsancientdave02/22/17 at 08:11Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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CARIA, KASOLABA AR Hemiobol1 viewsOBV: Head of ram right
REV: Head of young male right
Struck at Caria, Kasolaba, circa 420-400 BC
.5g; 8mm
Konuk, Kasolaba 10; SNG Keckman 883-902
1 commentsLegatus02/22/17 at 08:11Randygeki(h2): Neat addition
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Vespasian RIC-85250 viewsAR Denarius, 2.89g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC 852 (C), BMC 184A, RSC 373
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VII; Pax, bare to the waist, seated l., holding branch extended in r. hand, l. hand on lap
Acquired from Wessex Coins (eBay), February 2017.

This seated Pax type is normally seen with a COS VI date, struck in conjunction with the opening of Vespasian's Temple of Peace in 75 (probably Vespasian's most common denarius type). Here is a fairly rare COS VII seated Pax from 76. The COS VII Pax could not have been struck for any length of time and likely dates to the first few weeks of 76 owing to its rarity. Furthermore, the reverse die appears to be a recut COS VI with an additional 'I', likely placing the piece soon after Vespasian became COS VII on 1 January 76. Perhaps this type was struck as a stop-gap until new reverse designs were produced and approved for the new year. Same reverse die as the RIC 853 plate coin. Although rated as 'common' in RIC this is a very difficult coin to find in trade.

Worn, but in good metal with all the major devices intact. The all important date is easy to read.
4 commentsDavid Atherton02/22/17 at 08:10Randygeki(h2): Another sweet find
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left26 viewsObv.
T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Laureate head right

Rev.
PONTIF TR P COS III(I)
Pax seated left holding branch
8 commentsancientdave02/22/17 at 08:10Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4518, RIC V-I -, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEOR, *//Δ, Bust-B1, Fides standing right, #147 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4518, RIC V-I -, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEOR, *//Δ, Bust-B1, Fides standing right, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AN-FLORIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed, (B1).
revers:-PROVIDEN-D-EOR, Fides standing right, holding standard in each hand, facing Sol standing left, right hand raised and holding globe in left hand. (Fides and Sol 1).
exerg: *//Δ, diameter: 21,5-23,0mm, weight: 3,17g, axes: 0h,
mint: Serdica, issue-2., off-4., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-, T-(Estiot)-4518, LV-2932,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/22/17 at 06:51Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4250, RIC V-I 032, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, IOVI STATORI,, -/Z//XXI, Bust-D2, Jupiter standing left, #147 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4250, RIC V-I 032, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, IOVI STATORI,, -/Z//XXI, Bust-D2, Jupiter standing left, Rare !, #1
avers: IMP-C-FLORIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from rear, (D2).
revers: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing left, head right, holding long sceptre in right hand and thunderbolt in left hand. (Jupiter 2).
exerg: -/Z//XXI, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 3,29g, axes: 0h,
mint: Roma, 1st.issue, 7th.off., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-32, T-(Estiot)-4250,
Rare!, Known less than 5 specimen !
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/22/17 at 06:51Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Roman Empire, Constantius I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #130 views121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #1
avers:- CONSTANTIVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exergo: -/Γ//SIS, diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 9,26g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, date: 299 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-109a, p-467,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans02/22/17 at 06:50Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Vespasian RIC-85250 viewsAR Denarius, 2.89g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC 852 (C), BMC 184A, RSC 373
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VII; Pax, bare to the waist, seated l., holding branch extended in r. hand, l. hand on lap
Acquired from Wessex Coins (eBay), February 2017.

This seated Pax type is normally seen with a COS VI date, struck in conjunction with the opening of Vespasian's Temple of Peace in 75 (probably Vespasian's most common denarius type). Here is a fairly rare COS VII seated Pax from 76. The COS VII Pax could not have been struck for any length of time and likely dates to the first few weeks of 76 owing to its rarity. Furthermore, the reverse die appears to be a recut COS VI with an additional 'I', likely placing the piece soon after Vespasian became COS VII on 1 January 76. Perhaps this type was struck as a stop-gap until new reverse designs were produced and approved for the new year. Same reverse die as the RIC 853 plate coin. Although rated as 'common' in RIC this is a very difficult coin to find in trade.

Worn, but in good metal with all the major devices intact. The all important date is easy to read.
4 commentsDavid Atherton02/22/17 at 04:43Jay GT4: I'll say it again...when you know what to look...
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Licinius I, AE3, PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG2 viewsAE3
Licinius I
Augustus: 308 - 324AD
Issued: 317AD
19.0mm 2.82gr
O: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG; Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and globe.
R: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; Camp gate with three turrets atop; no doors; six layers of brick.
Exergue: MHTA
Heraclea Mint
Aorta: 1050: B16, O16, R43, T6, M6.
RIC VII Heraclea 17, rated S; Sear 15265.
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5/18/15 2/19/17
2 commentsNicholas Z02/22/17 at 03:38Nicholas Z: Thanks! One of my favorite portraits of Licinius ...
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Vespasian RIC-85250 viewsAR Denarius, 2.89g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC 852 (C), BMC 184A, RSC 373
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VII; Pax, bare to the waist, seated l., holding branch extended in r. hand, l. hand on lap
Acquired from Wessex Coins (eBay), February 2017.

This seated Pax type is normally seen with a COS VI date, struck in conjunction with the opening of Vespasian's Temple of Peace in 75 (probably Vespasian's most common denarius type). Here is a fairly rare COS VII seated Pax from 76. The COS VII Pax could not have been struck for any length of time and likely dates to the first few weeks of 76 owing to its rarity. Furthermore, the reverse die appears to be a recut COS VI with an additional 'I', likely placing the piece soon after Vespasian became COS VII on 1 January 76. Perhaps this type was struck as a stop-gap until new reverse designs were produced and approved for the new year. Same reverse die as the RIC 853 plate coin. Although rated as 'common' in RIC this is a very difficult coin to find in trade.

Worn, but in good metal with all the major devices intact. The all important date is easy to read.
4 commentsDavid Atherton02/22/17 at 03:33Nicholas Z: Nice coin, even better write up.
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AE weight (4 nomismata), marked with Golden color Chi-Rho #51,85 viewsAE weight (4 nomismata), marked with Golden color Chi-Rho #51,
type: AE four-cornered weight, engraved square inside Christogram (Chi-Rho, marked with golden color), both side unredable symbols (hope Α-Ω ). In addition to the ich lines outside the 4 points (mean 4 nomismata ?).
size: 27x25x4mm,
weight: 17,83g, (4 nomismata, exactly 17.84g; 4x4,46 = 17.84g).
date: 6th-8th cent. A.D.,
ref: Not official, may be hommade,
distribution: Byzatine ?,
Q-051
"This is really a beautiful and rare weight. Congratulations!
From my point of view it is a nominal to 4 nomismata, exactly 17.83 g (4x4,46 = 17.84 g). Each side of the weight is separately punched with 4 points which means lettering for 4 nomismata.
Within the Christogram the letters Α-Ω are to be read. These were engraved faulty. No official weight, but a homemade version (see Simon Bendall). The Christogam was marked with golden color no gold inlay!
dated approx. 6th-8th cent. AD
similar weights were found in Bulgaria. by Basil, Thanks "

3 commentsquadrans02/22/17 at 03:16wileyc: nice weight, never seen one attributed as homemade...
AE-weight_Byzantine-(Nomisma)_dotted-rectangle_and_dotted_cross_and_rosette_-AD-Q-035_13x13x3mm_3,95g-s.jpg
AE weight, 1 Nomisma, dotted pattern both side, dotted cross left down, and dotted rosette (?) etc..#3576 viewsAE weight, 1 Nomisma, dotted pattern both side, dotted cross left down, and dotted rosette (?) etc..#35
type: Byzantine AE weight, There is a coin weight to 1 Nomisma = 4 Scripula.
The lettering N with rosette = No is clearly Greek, cross with 4 points stylized 4 scripula.
size: 13x13x3mm,
weight: 3,95g,
date: 5th.-7th. centuries A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantine,
Q-035
2 commentsquadrans02/22/17 at 03:14wileyc: nice, interesting rosette.
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Vespasian RIC-85250 viewsAR Denarius, 2.89g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC 852 (C), BMC 184A, RSC 373
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VII; Pax, bare to the waist, seated l., holding branch extended in r. hand, l. hand on lap
Acquired from Wessex Coins (eBay), February 2017.

This seated Pax type is normally seen with a COS VI date, struck in conjunction with the opening of Vespasian's Temple of Peace in 75 (probably Vespasian's most common denarius type). Here is a fairly rare COS VII seated Pax from 76. The COS VII Pax could not have been struck for any length of time and likely dates to the first few weeks of 76 owing to its rarity. Furthermore, the reverse die appears to be a recut COS VI with an additional 'I', likely placing the piece soon after Vespasian became COS VII on 1 January 76. Perhaps this type was struck as a stop-gap until new reverse designs were produced and approved for the new year. Same reverse die as the RIC 853 plate coin. Although rated as 'common' in RIC this is a very difficult coin to find in trade.

Worn, but in good metal with all the major devices intact. The all important date is easy to read.
4 commentsDavid Atherton02/22/17 at 01:52Nemonater: Awesome find, well done!
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Vespasian denarius RIC 10827 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VIII
Prow of galley right, star above.

Rome 77-8 AD

3.39g

RIC 108; BMCRE 210; RSC 136.

Rare.

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE.

This reverse type copied from aurei and denarii of Ahenobarbus struck for Mark Antony in 40 BC, Crawford 521 .
7 commentsJay GT402/21/17 at 22:24NORMAN K: love galley coins this one is very interesting
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Vespasian / Emperor seated14 viewsVespasian AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 74 AD
O: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Vespasian laureate right
R: PON MAX TR P COS V; Vespasian, togate, seated right on curule chair, feet on stool, holding scepter in right hand, branch in left
- RIC 702 (C), BMC 136, RSC 364
4 commentsNemonater02/21/17 at 12:49FlaviusDomitianus: Lovely toning indeed!
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Hadrian Libertas Denarius34 viewsHADRIAN (117-138). Denarius. Rome.
O: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate bust right, with slight drapery.
R: COS III, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and sceptre.
- RIC 175.

The pileus liberatis was a soft felt cap worn by liberated slaves of Troy and Asia Minor. In late Republican Rome, the pileus was symbolically given to slaves upon manumission, granting them not only their personal liberty, but also freedom as citizens with the right to vote (if male). Following the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., Brutus and his co-conspirators used the pileus to signify the end of Caesar's dictatorship and a return to a Republican system of government. The pileus was adopted as a popular symbol of freedom during the French Revolution and was also depicted on some early U.S. coins. - FAC
3 commentsNemonater02/21/17 at 11:55Bartosz A: Great denarius!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximus Caesar, AR Denarius34 viewsMaximus (Caesar, 235/6-238). AR Denarius Rome mint, 236-7.
O: MAXIMVS CAES GERM; Bareheaded and draped bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS; Maximus standing left, holding baton and spear; two signa to right
- RIC IV 3
2 commentsNemonater02/21/17 at 06:55Randygeki(h2): Great coin!!
Galerius_AE-Follis_GAL-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-NOB-C_GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI_S-A_RIC-VI-81b_Siscia-310-311-AD__Q-001_1h_28-29mm_9,74g-s.jpg
122 Galerius Maximianus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-311 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 081bvar., S/A//--, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #152 views122 Galerius Maximianus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-311 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 081bvar., S/A//--, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #1
avers:- GAL-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-NOB-C, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae. S-A across fields. No mintmark. .
exergo: S/A//--, diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 9,74g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 294 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-81b var (unlisted reverse break)
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/21/17 at 06:44Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Gordian II Africanus / Victory13 viewsGordian II Africanus. Silver Denarius, AD 238. Rome.
O: IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian II right.
R: VICTO-RIA AVGG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
- RIC 2; BMC 28; RSC 12.

Gordian II (Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus Augustus), was Roman Emperor for one month with his father Gordian I in 238, the Year of the Six Emperors. He died in battle outside of Carthage.

Confronted by a local elite that had just killed Maximinus's procurator, Gordian's father (Gordian I) was forced to participate in a full-scale revolt against Maximinus in 238 and became Augustus on March 22.

Due to his advanced age, Gordian I insisted that his son, Marcus Antonius Gordianus (Gordian II), be associated with him. A few days later, Gordian entered the city of Carthage with the overwhelming support of the population and local political leaders. Meanwhile in Rome, Maximinus' praetorian prefect was assassinated and the rebellion seemed to be successful. Gordian in the meantime had sent an embassy to Rome, under the leadership of Publius Licinius Valerianus, to obtain the Senate’s support for his rebellion. The senate confirmed the new emperor on 2 April and many of the provinces gladly sided with Gordian.

Opposition would come from the neighboring province of Numidia. Capelianus, governor of Numidia, loyal supporter of Maximinus Thrax, and who held a grudge against Gordian, renewed his alliance to the former emperor and invaded Africa province with the only legion stationed in the region, III Augusta, and other veteran units. Gordian II, at the head of a militia army of untrained soldiers, lost the Battle of Carthage and was killed, and Gordian I took his own life by hanging himself with his belt. The Gordians had reigned only thirty-six days.
3 commentsNemonater02/21/17 at 06:43Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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Gordian I Africanus / Athena12 viewsGordian I Africanus, Egypt, Alexandria. A.D. 238. BI tetradrachm (22 mm, 12.47 g, 12 h). RY 1.
O: A K M AN ΓOPΔIANOC CЄM AΦ ЄVCЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian I right
R: Athena seated left, holding Nike and spear; in left field, date (L A).
- Köln 2600; cf. Dattari (Savio) 4656 (legend); Kampmann & Ganschow 68.6., Ex Coin Galleries (16 July 2003), 264.

Perhaps the most reluctant of Emperors, Gordian I (Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus Augustus) was Roman Emperor for one month with his son Gordian II in 238, the Year of the Six Emperors. Caught up in a rebellion against the Emperor Maximinus Thrax, he was defeated by forces loyal to Maximinus before committing suicide.

According to Edward Gibbon:

An iniquitous sentence had been pronounced against some opulent youths of [Africa], the execution of which would have stripped them of far the greater part of their patrimony. (…) A respite of three days, obtained with difficulty from the rapacious treasurer, was employed in collecting from their estates a great number of slaves and peasants blindly devoted to the commands of their lords, and armed with the rustic weapons of clubs and axes. The leaders of the conspiracy, as they were admitted to the audience of the procurator, stabbed him with the daggers concealed under their garments, and, by the assistance of their tumultuary train, seized on the little town of Thysdrus, and erected the standard of rebellion against the sovereign of the Roman empire. (...) Gordianus, their proconsul, and the object of their choice [as emperor], refused, with unfeigned reluctance, the dangerous honour, and begged with tears that they should suffer him to terminate in peace a long and innocent life, without staining his feeble age with civil blood. Their menaces compelled him to accept the Imperial purple, his only refuge indeed against the jealous cruelty of Maximin (...).
2 commentsNemonater02/21/17 at 06:25Canaan: Congrats Nemo, a great coin and a great addition
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximus Caesar, AR Denarius34 viewsMaximus (Caesar, 235/6-238). AR Denarius Rome mint, 236-7.
O: MAXIMVS CAES GERM; Bareheaded and draped bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS; Maximus standing left, holding baton and spear; two signa to right
- RIC IV 3
2 commentsNemonater02/21/17 at 05:54quadrans: Nice one ...
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, denarius bull47 viewsAugustus Denarius. Lugdunum mint, struck 15-13 BC.
Observe: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right
Reverse: IMP X, bull butting right.
References: RIC 167a; RSC 137.
Diameter 19 mm / weight 3.9 grams
Marcelo Leal's collection
5 commentsAugustus197502/21/17 at 05:22ancientdave: Wow! Fantastic coin!
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Vespasian / Emperor seated14 viewsVespasian AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 74 AD
O: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Vespasian laureate right
R: PON MAX TR P COS V; Vespasian, togate, seated right on curule chair, feet on stool, holding scepter in right hand, branch in left
- RIC 702 (C), BMC 136, RSC 364
4 commentsNemonater02/21/17 at 05:04ancientdave: Great portrait!
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Julia Domna, Denarius, VENVS VICTRIX5 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna
B. ca. 170 - D. 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: 210AD
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA: Draped bust, right.
R: VENVS VICTRIX; Venus standing left, naked to waist, learning on column to right, holding palm and helmet, shield at feet, left.
Rome Mint
Aorta: 140: B6, O2, R102, T129, M4.
RIC 581; Sear RCV, 6610; RSC 215; BMC 90.
Agora Auctions, Sale 64, Lot 64-213.
1/24/17 2/10/17
3 commentsNicholas Z02/21/17 at 04:48Nicholas Z: Thanks Jay and Mat. It is an exciting addition.
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Diocletian, Antoninianus, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG3 viewsAE Antoninianus
Diocletian
Augustus: 284 - 305AD
Issued: 284AD
21.0mm 4.31gr
O: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG; Diocletian standing right on left, holding scepter, receiving Victory on a globe from Jupiter to right, standing left, holding scepter.
Exergue: A, above line; XXI, below line.
Antioch Mint
Aorta: 1392: B50, O32, R75, T40, M2.
RIC V-2 Antioch 324, A, rated C.
zurqieh_dubai 291359595267
5/18/15 2/19/17
2 commentsNicholas Z02/21/17 at 04:44Nicholas Z: Thanks a lot! I really like the sandy look.
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Marcus Aurelius / Poseidon18 viewsCassandreia, Macedonia
161-180 AD
AE21 (21mm, 6.78g)
O: Laureate head right; M AVR ANTON AVG.
R: Poseidon nude, standing slightly right; trident in right hand, dolphin in extended left hand; COL IVL AVG CASS.
RPC Online IV 10319; Leake HN 3722 corr. (same coin); Varbanov III 2791 (R6) var. (Poseidon left)
Extremely Rare
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

One of only two known examples with Poseidon standing right.

“The noble acceptance of the prison of oneself is the ultimate, and only, duty of man.”
2 commentsEnodia02/21/17 at 01:46Nemonater: Noble portrait, very nice!
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Gordian II Africanus / Victory13 viewsGordian II Africanus. Silver Denarius, AD 238. Rome.
O: IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian II right.
R: VICTO-RIA AVGG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
- RIC 2; BMC 28; RSC 12.

Gordian II (Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus Augustus), was Roman Emperor for one month with his father Gordian I in 238, the Year of the Six Emperors. He died in battle outside of Carthage.

Confronted by a local elite that had just killed Maximinus's procurator, Gordian's father (Gordian I) was forced to participate in a full-scale revolt against Maximinus in 238 and became Augustus on March 22.

Due to his advanced age, Gordian I insisted that his son, Marcus Antonius Gordianus (Gordian II), be associated with him. A few days later, Gordian entered the city of Carthage with the overwhelming support of the population and local political leaders. Meanwhile in Rome, Maximinus' praetorian prefect was assassinated and the rebellion seemed to be successful. Gordian in the meantime had sent an embassy to Rome, under the leadership of Publius Licinius Valerianus, to obtain the Senate’s support for his rebellion. The senate confirmed the new emperor on 2 April and many of the provinces gladly sided with Gordian.

Opposition would come from the neighboring province of Numidia. Capelianus, governor of Numidia, loyal supporter of Maximinus Thrax, and who held a grudge against Gordian, renewed his alliance to the former emperor and invaded Africa province with the only legion stationed in the region, III Augusta, and other veteran units. Gordian II, at the head of a militia army of untrained soldiers, lost the Battle of Carthage and was killed, and Gordian I took his own life by hanging himself with his belt. The Gordians had reigned only thirty-six days.
3 commentsNemonater02/21/17 at 00:49David Atherton: Excellent portrait!
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Titus / Titus with Captive12 viewsTitus (Caesar, 69-79). Denarius. Antioch.
O: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Palm tree; to left, Titus standing right with spear and parazonium, foot on helmet; to right, mourning Judaea seated right.
- RIC 1562.

A Judaea Capta type which copies a reverse from Rome. The easiest way to tell the mints apart is by the bust type, Antioch always shows Titus with a draped bust.
2 commentsNemonater02/21/17 at 00:48David Atherton: Still a not so common coin ...
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Vespasian / Emperor seated14 viewsVespasian AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 74 AD
O: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Vespasian laureate right
R: PON MAX TR P COS V; Vespasian, togate, seated right on curule chair, feet on stool, holding scepter in right hand, branch in left
- RIC 702 (C), BMC 136, RSC 364
4 commentsNemonater02/21/17 at 00:44David Atherton: Beautiful toning.
Galerius_AE-Follis_GAL-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-NOB-C_GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI_S-A_RIC-VI-81b_Siscia-310-311-AD__Q-001_1h_28-29mm_9,74g-s.jpg
122 Galerius Maximianus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-311 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 081bvar., S/A//--, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #152 views122 Galerius Maximianus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-311 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 081bvar., S/A//--, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #1
avers:- GAL-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-NOB-C, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae. S-A across fields. No mintmark. .
exergo: S/A//--, diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 9,74g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 294 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-81b var (unlisted reverse break)
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/20/17 at 23:49Jay GT4: It's OK Q!
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Maximus / Princeps39 viewsMaximus (Caesar, 235/6-238). AR Denarius Rome mint, 236-7.
O: MAXIMVS CAES GERM; Bareheaded and draped bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS; Maximus standing left, holding baton and spear; two signa to right
- RIC IV 3; RSC 10

Gaius Julius Verus Maximus (Maximvs Caesar) was the son of Maximinus I Thrax. Maximus was most likely given the rank of Caesar at the same time or shortly after his father assumed the rank of Augustus. He was reportedly a very handsome youth. Maximvs Caesar was loyal to his father and remained by his side during his campaign on the Danube. He was also present at the disastrous siege of Aquileia in 238 AD.

After the revolt of Gordian I and Gordian II and ascension of Balbinus and Pupienus, Maximinus and Maximus marched on Rome. They first reached the city of Aquileia, expecting an easy victory as the city's walls had long been in disrepair. However, under the leadership of senators Rutilius Pudens Crispinus and Tullus Menophilus, the walls had been repaired and the city rallied to defend itself in a siege. The Aquileians had plenty of food and good morale.

According to Herodian of Antioch, "The army of Maximinus grew depressed and, cheated in its expectations, fell into despair when the soldiers found that those whom they had not expected to hold out against a single assault were not only offering stout resistance but were even beating them back. The Aquileians, on the other hand, were greatly encouraged and highly enthusiastic, and, as the battle continued, their skill and daring increased. Contemptuous of the soldiers now, they hurled taunts at them. As Maximinus rode about, they shouted insults and indecent blasphemies at him and his son. The emperor became increasingly angry because he was powerless to retaliate. Unable to vent his wrath upon the enemy, he was enraged at most of his troop commanders because they were pressing the siege in cowardly and halfhearted fashion. Consequently, the hatred of his supporters increased, and his enemies grew more contemptuous of him each day."

Condemned by the Senate, Maximus and his father were murdered by their own troops just outside Aquileia on June 24th, 238 AD.
2 commentsNemonater02/20/17 at 22:59Jay GT4: Outstanding portrait.
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Gordian II Africanus / Victory13 viewsGordian II Africanus. Silver Denarius, AD 238. Rome.
O: IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian II right.
R: VICTO-RIA AVGG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
- RIC 2; BMC 28; RSC 12.

Gordian II (Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus Augustus), was Roman Emperor for one month with his father Gordian I in 238, the Year of the Six Emperors. He died in battle outside of Carthage.

Confronted by a local elite that had just killed Maximinus's procurator, Gordian's father (Gordian I) was forced to participate in a full-scale revolt against Maximinus in 238 and became Augustus on March 22.

Due to his advanced age, Gordian I insisted that his son, Marcus Antonius Gordianus (Gordian II), be associated with him. A few days later, Gordian entered the city of Carthage with the overwhelming support of the population and local political leaders. Meanwhile in Rome, Maximinus' praetorian prefect was assassinated and the rebellion seemed to be successful. Gordian in the meantime had sent an embassy to Rome, under the leadership of Publius Licinius Valerianus, to obtain the Senate’s support for his rebellion. The senate confirmed the new emperor on 2 April and many of the provinces gladly sided with Gordian.

Opposition would come from the neighboring province of Numidia. Capelianus, governor of Numidia, loyal supporter of Maximinus Thrax, and who held a grudge against Gordian, renewed his alliance to the former emperor and invaded Africa province with the only legion stationed in the region, III Augusta, and other veteran units. Gordian II, at the head of a militia army of untrained soldiers, lost the Battle of Carthage and was killed, and Gordian I took his own life by hanging himself with his belt. The Gordians had reigned only thirty-six days.
3 commentsNemonater02/20/17 at 22:58Jay GT4: Exceptional piece!
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Gordian I Africanus / Athena12 viewsGordian I Africanus, Egypt, Alexandria. A.D. 238. BI tetradrachm (22 mm, 12.47 g, 12 h). RY 1.
O: A K M AN ΓOPΔIANOC CЄM AΦ ЄVCЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian I right
R: Athena seated left, holding Nike and spear; in left field, date (L A).
- Köln 2600; cf. Dattari (Savio) 4656 (legend); Kampmann & Ganschow 68.6., Ex Coin Galleries (16 July 2003), 264.

Perhaps the most reluctant of Emperors, Gordian I (Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus Augustus) was Roman Emperor for one month with his son Gordian II in 238, the Year of the Six Emperors. Caught up in a rebellion against the Emperor Maximinus Thrax, he was defeated by forces loyal to Maximinus before committing suicide.

According to Edward Gibbon:

An iniquitous sentence had been pronounced against some opulent youths of [Africa], the execution of which would have stripped them of far the greater part of their patrimony. (…) A respite of three days, obtained with difficulty from the rapacious treasurer, was employed in collecting from their estates a great number of slaves and peasants blindly devoted to the commands of their lords, and armed with the rustic weapons of clubs and axes. The leaders of the conspiracy, as they were admitted to the audience of the procurator, stabbed him with the daggers concealed under their garments, and, by the assistance of their tumultuary train, seized on the little town of Thysdrus, and erected the standard of rebellion against the sovereign of the Roman empire. (...) Gordianus, their proconsul, and the object of their choice [as emperor], refused, with unfeigned reluctance, the dangerous honour, and begged with tears that they should suffer him to terminate in peace a long and innocent life, without staining his feeble age with civil blood. Their menaces compelled him to accept the Imperial purple, his only refuge indeed against the jealous cruelty of Maximin (...).
2 commentsNemonater02/20/17 at 22:57Jay GT4: Wow! Great acquisition
TitusCaptaAntioch.jpg
Titus / Titus with Captive12 viewsTitus (Caesar, 69-79). Denarius. Antioch.
O: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Palm tree; to left, Titus standing right with spear and parazonium, foot on helmet; to right, mourning Judaea seated right.
- RIC 1562.

A Judaea Capta type which copies a reverse from Rome. The easiest way to tell the mints apart is by the bust type, Antioch always shows Titus with a draped bust.
2 commentsNemonater02/20/17 at 22:55Jay GT4: Tough coin to get! Congrats!
Vespasian_RIC-702.jpg
Vespasian / Emperor seated14 viewsVespasian AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 74 AD
O: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Vespasian laureate right
R: PON MAX TR P COS V; Vespasian, togate, seated right on curule chair, feet on stool, holding scepter in right hand, branch in left
- RIC 702 (C), BMC 136, RSC 364
4 commentsNemonater02/20/17 at 22:47Jay GT4: Bold coin and I love the toning
RPC_II_2601_var_Domitianus.jpg
RPC II 2601A Domitianus14 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓEΡΜ, Head of Domitian wreathed with grain, right, aegis by neck
Rev: L IA, Demeter standing left, holding torch and corn-ears
AE/Hemidrachm (29.15 mm 11.748 gr 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC II 2601 (variant: portrait type is Ed3 not E)
Purchased from Dionysos Numismatik on eBay
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/20/17 at 20:56Jim H: Clearly Ed3. This is the best example I've EV...
abm_vict_adventus.jpg
VICTORINUS, Uncertain mint40 views[...]S P F AVG, uncertain bust of Victorinus right
[ADVENTV]S AVG, Emperor advancing on horse left
An enigmatic coin on a small flan. Whilst probably irregular, the style and other features are very good and suggest a possible official origin for this coin. However, no ADVENTVS types are known for any of the Gallic emperors, including Victorinus.
Weight 1.26g.
1 commentsAdrianus02/20/17 at 19:42Agrippa1: Interesting coin. ADVENTVS type is known for Tetri...
Vespasian_Prow_star.jpg
Vespasian denarius RIC 10827 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VIII
Prow of galley right, star above.

Rome 77-8 AD

3.39g

RIC 108; BMCRE 210; RSC 136.

Rare.

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE.

This reverse type copied from aurei and denarii of Ahenobarbus struck for Mark Antony in 40 BC, Crawford 521 .
7 commentsJay GT402/20/17 at 18:57David Atherton: Good example!
Vespasian_Prow_star.jpg
Vespasian denarius RIC 10827 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VIII
Prow of galley right, star above.

Rome 77-8 AD

3.39g

RIC 108; BMCRE 210; RSC 136.

Rare.

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE.

This reverse type copied from aurei and denarii of Ahenobarbus struck for Mark Antony in 40 BC, Crawford 521 .
7 commentsJay GT402/20/17 at 17:46orfew: Nice catch Jay
Augustus_bull.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, denarius bull47 viewsAugustus Denarius. Lugdunum mint, struck 15-13 BC.
Observe: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right
Reverse: IMP X, bull butting right.
References: RIC 167a; RSC 137.
Diameter 19 mm / weight 3.9 grams
Marcelo Leal's collection
5 commentsAugustus197502/20/17 at 16:48mix_val: You can't do much better than this!
menander.jpg
Menander4 views166 - 145 BC
Obv: Menander facing right - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ MENANΔPOY
Rev: Athena Promachos standing left, brandishing thunderbolt and aegis; legend around, HA monogram
SG. 7600; BMC 3; Whitehead 407
2.35 g, 19mm, 0 degrees
2 commentsEB02/20/17 at 16:23EB: Thanks! There is some strange "ghosting" around th...
Vespasian_Prow_star.jpg
Vespasian denarius RIC 10827 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VIII
Prow of galley right, star above.

Rome 77-8 AD

3.39g

RIC 108; BMCRE 210; RSC 136.

Rare.

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE.

This reverse type copied from aurei and denarii of Ahenobarbus struck for Mark Antony in 40 BC, Crawford 521 .
7 commentsJay GT402/20/17 at 15:49FlaviusDomitianus: A fine example of a desirable type
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GREEK, SC 68, Price P167 - American Journal of Numismatics Second Series 27: 41-97 : Taylor L. W. H. Triparadeisos to Ipsos Series IV, 189 (this coin), Plate 12, 189 (this coin)7 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylonia, Uncertain Mint 6A

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

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

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

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

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

(26 mm, 17.0 g, 3h).

Reference: Taylor, L. W. H. 2015. From Triparadeisos to Ipsos: Seleukos I Nikator’s Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia.
AJN Second Series 27: 41-97.
2 commentsn.igma02/20/17 at 13:08Jay GT4: Very nice
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Vespasian denarius RIC 10827 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VIII
Prow of galley right, star above.

Rome 77-8 AD

3.39g

RIC 108; BMCRE 210; RSC 136.

Rare.

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE.

This reverse type copied from aurei and denarii of Ahenobarbus struck for Mark Antony in 40 BC, Crawford 521 .
7 commentsJay GT402/20/17 at 13:03Nemonater: Great example of a scarce type!
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Struck A.D. 66 - 67 NERO & DIVUS AUGUSTUS. AR Billon tetradrachm of Alexandria.2 viewsObverse: NERΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓER AY. Radiate bust of Nero facing left, wearing aegis; before LIΓ = regnal year 13 = A.D.66-67.
Reverse: ΘEOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ. Radiate head of Augustus facing right.
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 12.5gms | Die Axis: 12
GICV : 636 | Emmett : 113
Ex Pavlos S. Pavlou (London)
1 comments*Alex02/20/17 at 12:25Jay GT4: 2 for 1. Nice portraits
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Vespasian denarius RIC 10827 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VIII
Prow of galley right, star above.

Rome 77-8 AD

3.39g

RIC 108; BMCRE 210; RSC 136.

Rare.

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE.

This reverse type copied from aurei and denarii of Ahenobarbus struck for Mark Antony in 40 BC, Crawford 521 .
7 commentsJay GT402/20/17 at 11:36okidoki: excellent Prow
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Nerva Tetradrachm - Eagle Standing (Dattari 639)16 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 96-98 AD (year 1)
12.57g

Obv: Laureate head of Nerva, AVT NEPOVA KAIΣ ΣEB

Rev. Eagle standing R, in field, L-A.

Dattari 639. Geissen 429.
5 commentsKained but Able02/20/17 at 10:06okidoki: excellent tet
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1259 LYDIA, Julia Gordus Pseudo-autonomous AE 16 under Hadrian Ae 20 Mên standing3 viewsReference.
RPC 4, 1259; BMC 5

Obv. ΙƐΡΑ СΥΝΚΛΗΤοc
draped bust of the Senate (youthful), right

Rev. ΓΟΡΔΗΝΩΝ ΙΟΥΛΙΕΩΝ
Mên standing, l., wearing Phrygian cap, holding patera and long sceptre; behind his shoulders, crescent

5.94 gr
20 mm
h
1 commentsokidoki02/20/17 at 06:31Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #9156 viewsTaras 272-240 BC Nomos
Calabria, Tarentum; c. 272-240 BC, Nomos, 6.51g(new standard of weight compared with the old 7.5g). HN Italy-1043, Vlasto-915 (this coin).

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

I appreciate to have this coin. It is from M.P. Vlasto collection.
1 commentsLeo02/20/17 at 06:31Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II, Siscia RIC VIII 194, 347-348 C.E. 11 viewsObverse - CONSTANTIVS PF AVG. Rosette diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse - VICTORIAE DD AVGQ NN. Two victories standing and facing each other with wreath and palm.
(epsilon) SIS in ex. Siscia mint. 15.4 mm, 1,4 g.
2 commentsNORMAN K02/20/17 at 06:31Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Ti. Quinctius – Quinctia-63 viewsRoman Republic, TI Quinctius, 112-11 BC, AR Denarius Obv: Laureate bust of Hercules turned from spectator with head left, wearing lion's skin, club on shoulder. Rev: Two horses left, the nearer ridden by naked rider; rat beneath the horses. A to right. Crawford 297/1; A. 1088; Syd 563; Quinctia 6; RCV 1741 commentsBud Stewart02/20/17 at 06:31Randygeki(h2): Another cool one!
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C. Servilius Vatia – Servilia-64 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC AR denarius C. Servilius Vatia, 127 BC. Obv: Helmeted head of Roma right; lituus behind, * before; ROMA beneath. Rev: Horseman galloping left, holding lance and round shield inscribed with M on upper half, battling horseman who wields sword and shield; C•SERVEIL (VE in ligature) in exergue. Crawford 264/1; Sydenham 483; Servilia 6: RCV 1401 commentsBud Stewart02/20/17 at 06:30Randygeki(h2): This is a very cool type, nice addition!
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Menander4 views166 - 145 BC
Obv: Menander facing right - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ MENANΔPOY
Rev: Athena Promachos standing left, brandishing thunderbolt and aegis; legend around, HA monogram
SG. 7600; BMC 3; Whitehead 407
2.35 g, 19mm, 0 degrees
2 commentsEB02/20/17 at 06:30Randygeki(h2): Sweet coin, that rev. is awesome
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Vespasian denarius RIC 10827 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VIII
Prow of galley right, star above.

Rome 77-8 AD

3.39g

RIC 108; BMCRE 210; RSC 136.

Rare.

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE.

This reverse type copied from aurei and denarii of Ahenobarbus struck for Mark Antony in 40 BC, Crawford 521 .
7 commentsJay GT402/20/17 at 06:28Randygeki(h2): Congrats! I about grabbed this one myself
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GREEK, SC 68, Price P167 - American Journal of Numismatics Second Series 27: 41-97 : Taylor L. W. H. Triparadeisos to Ipsos Series IV, 189 (this coin), Plate 12, 189 (this coin)7 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylonia, Uncertain Mint 6A

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

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

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

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

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

(26 mm, 17.0 g, 3h).

Reference: Taylor, L. W. H. 2015. From Triparadeisos to Ipsos: Seleukos I Nikator’s Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia.
AJN Second Series 27: 41-97.
2 commentsn.igma02/20/17 at 06:28Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, RIC 925 Antioch9 viewsProbus RIC 925
Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right.
Revertse: RESTSTVT O RBIS, woman standing right, presenting wreath to emperor who is standing left, holding globe and scepter.
H in lower center field. XXI in ex. Antioch mint
21.6 mm., 3.8 g.
2 commentsNORMAN K02/20/17 at 06:28Randygeki(h2): Great example!
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Licinius I, AE3, PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG2 viewsAE3
Licinius I
Augustus: 308 - 324AD
Issued: 317AD
19.0mm 2.82gr
O: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG; Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and globe.
R: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; Camp gate with three turrets atop; no doors; six layers of brick.
Exergue: MHTA
Heraclea Mint
Aorta: 1050: B16, O16, R43, T6, M6.
RIC VII Heraclea 17, rated S; Sear 15265.
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5/18/15 2/19/17
2 commentsNicholas Z02/20/17 at 06:27Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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II-TIBERIUS-a - 004 As RIC I/8129 viewsAv) DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiate head of Divus Augustus left

Rv) PROVIDENT SC
Altar

Weight: 9,6g; Ø: 30mm; Reference: RIC I [TIB]/81; ROME mint; struck: 22-30 A.D.
2 commentssulcipius02/20/17 at 05:06Jay GT4: Great coin
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Diocletian, Antoninianus, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG3 viewsAE Antoninianus
Diocletian
Augustus: 284 - 305AD
Issued: 284AD
21.0mm 4.31gr
O: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG; Diocletian standing right on left, holding scepter, receiving Victory on a globe from Jupiter to right, standing left, holding scepter.
Exergue: A, above line; XXI, below line.
Antioch Mint
Aorta: 1392: B50, O32, R75, T40, M2.
RIC V-2 Antioch 324, A, rated C.
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5/18/15 2/19/17
2 commentsNicholas Z02/20/17 at 05:05Jay GT4: Nice sand patina
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, RIC 925 Antioch9 viewsProbus RIC 925
Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right.
Revertse: RESTSTVT O RBIS, woman standing right, presenting wreath to emperor who is standing left, holding globe and scepter.
H in lower center field. XXI in ex. Antioch mint
21.6 mm., 3.8 g.
2 commentsNORMAN K02/20/17 at 04:24Jay GT4: Fantastic portrait
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylonia, Uncertain Mint 6A 60 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛEΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, star symbol beneath throne, Π recut over an earlier mint control in left field.

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

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

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

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

(26 mm, 17.0 g, 3h).

This very late posthumous issue in the name of Philip III is a unique numismatic circumstance. It was struck from a Philip III lifetime reverse die used about twelve years previously, paired to an obverse die that was also used to strike coins in the name of Alexander and Seleukos. This was not a matter of happenstance, but rather a deliberate pairing of dies that symbolically linked the name of Seleukos to the preceding Argead kings in a ritual numismatic statement of legitimacy. This occurred in Uncertain Mint 6A, which by this time was a mobile military mint, attached to the army of Seleukos on the campaign to Ipsos. This ritual symbolic numismatic acclamation of kingship paralleled the acclamation of Seleukos as king by the assembled army in a long-standing Macedonian tradition.

Reference: Taylor, L. W. H. 2015. From Triparadeisos to Ipsos: Seleukos I Nikator’s Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia. AJN Second Series 27: 41-97.
3 commentsn.igma02/19/17 at 23:14n.igma: Thanks. It took some horsetrading and negotiation ...
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II, Siscia RIC VIII 194, 347-348 C.E. 11 viewsObverse - CONSTANTIVS PF AVG. Rosette diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse - VICTORIAE DD AVGQ NN. Two victories standing and facing each other with wreath and palm.
(epsilon) SIS in ex. Siscia mint. 15.4 mm, 1,4 g.
2 commentsNORMAN K02/19/17 at 21:19okidoki: excellent
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylonia, Uncertain Mint 6A 60 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛEΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, star symbol beneath throne, Π recut over an earlier mint control in left field.

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

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

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

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

(26 mm, 17.0 g, 3h).

This very late posthumous issue in the name of Philip III is a unique numismatic circumstance. It was struck from a Philip III lifetime reverse die used about twelve years previously, paired to an obverse die that was also used to strike coins in the name of Alexander and Seleukos. This was not a matter of happenstance, but rather a deliberate pairing of dies that symbolically linked the name of Seleukos to the preceding Argead kings in a ritual numismatic statement of legitimacy. This occurred in Uncertain Mint 6A, which by this time was a mobile military mint, attached to the army of Seleukos on the campaign to Ipsos. This ritual symbolic numismatic acclamation of kingship paralleled the acclamation of Seleukos as king by the assembled army in a long-standing Macedonian tradition.

Reference: Taylor, L. W. H. 2015. From Triparadeisos to Ipsos: Seleukos I Nikator’s Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia. AJN Second Series 27: 41-97.
3 commentsn.igma02/19/17 at 17:16Molinari: Awesome!
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GREEK, Calabria, Taras Oecist Stater17 viewsCalabria, Taras
425-415 BC, Nomos, 7.99g. Fischer-Bossert-279 (V127/R212), Vlasto-255.
Obv: Phalantos naked and ithyphallic riding dolphin left; extending right hand and holding cuttlefish in left hand.
Rx: Oecist naked to waist, seated left on stool and balancing distaff on right hand, a lekythos on his left wrist.

Ex Gemini XII, 11 January 2015, lot 13. Ex NAC 10, 9 April 1997, lot 17. Ex M&M Basel 10, 1951, lot 161. With interesting and unusual types: Phalantos holds cuttlefish on obverse, while on reverse Taras(or Oecist?) is shown seated rather than on horseback. Nicely centered and well struck, except for Phalantos' head on obverse; rare; beautifully toned. EF
3 commentsLeo02/19/17 at 16:27Leo: Thanks Jay
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Calabria Tarentum AR Didrachm circa 473-460 BC 7.52 g 2 viewsOecist seated left holding distaff and scepter.Rev Taras on dolphin right with extenden arms,shell below.
EX Superior 5-30-95 lot 7023.
EX Lewis Egnew.
1 commentsGrant H02/19/17 at 15:57Leo: Rare. nice get
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)11 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
Alexandria, Egypt
O: A KAI MAP AYP CEYHP AΛEΞANΔPOC EYCEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Tyche (Fortuna) facing left, reclining on a "lectisternium" (vessel) holding a rudder with her r. hand, leaning head on left.  At left LE=5th yr. or 226 AD
Alexandria Mint
10.4g
24.6mm
Dattari 4384 Emmett 3140.5

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
2 commentsMat02/19/17 at 04:53Nicholas Z: Very neat reverse!
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Lucania Metapontion AR Stater circa 470-440 BC 21 mm 8.07g 12 h8 viewsEar of barley with six grains,shadow of rams head symbol in left field,META retrograde downwards to right.Rev incusr ear of barley with six grains.
Although not listed by Noe,the outline of the rams head seen on his No.221 die in class 10 can be clearly seen in the left field on this die.Perhaps being defaced from this die?
2 commentsGrant H02/19/17 at 04:23Randygeki(h2): beautiful
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138 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Salus standing11 viewsReference.
RIC 138; Strack 81; C.1323; BMC 313

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. P M TR P COS III in feild SAL AVG
Salus draped standing left, feeding serpent, who is wrapped round an altar, out of patera with right hand and holding sceptre. (sometimes a spear)
small figure in altar Vulcanus?

3.21 gr
17 mm
h
1 commentsokidoki02/19/17 at 04:23Randygeki(h2): Sweet example!
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M. VOLTEIUS M.F. ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS VOLTEIA AR Denarius3 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Bacchus or Liber right, wreathed with ivy
REVERSE: Ceres holding two torches, in biga of serpents right. Symbol in left field (double headed axe)
Rome 76BC
3.75g, 18mm
Volteia 3; Cr385/3; Sear 314
2 commentsLegatus02/19/17 at 04:22Randygeki(h2): Very neat reverse
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Ti Claudius Ti.f. Ap. n. Nero83 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 79 BC
Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Diana right, bow and quiver over shoulder. S.C. before. Border of dots
Rev: Victory in biga right, holding palm branch and reins in left hand, and laurel wreath in right hand. Control-mark A.IIII above exergue. TI.CLAVD.TI.F/ APN in exergue. Border of dots.
Weight: 3.88g
Crawford 383/1 | Sear RCV I 310 | RSC Claudia 6
ex F Sternberg Auction VII, Zurich, November 1977, Lot 378
2 commentsnemesis02/19/17 at 00:03NORMAN K: striking example
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M. VOLTEIUS M.F. ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS VOLTEIA AR Denarius3 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Bacchus or Liber right, wreathed with ivy
REVERSE: Ceres holding two torches, in biga of serpents right. Symbol in left field (double headed axe)
Rome 76BC
3.75g, 18mm
Volteia 3; Cr385/3; Sear 314
2 commentsLegatus02/18/17 at 22:59Mat: Love the reverse
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Lucania Metapontion AR Stater circa 470-440 BC 21 mm 8.07g 12 h8 viewsEar of barley with six grains,shadow of rams head symbol in left field,META retrograde downwards to right.Rev incusr ear of barley with six grains.
Although not listed by Noe,the outline of the rams head seen on his No.221 die in class 10 can be clearly seen in the left field on this die.Perhaps being defaced from this die?
2 commentsGrant H02/18/17 at 21:50okidoki: Wonderful
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)11 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
Alexandria, Egypt
O: A KAI MAP AYP CEYHP AΛEΞANΔPOC EYCEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Tyche (Fortuna) facing left, reclining on a "lectisternium" (vessel) holding a rudder with her r. hand, leaning head on left.  At left LE=5th yr. or 226 AD
Alexandria Mint
10.4g
24.6mm
Dattari 4384 Emmett 3140.5

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
2 commentsMat02/18/17 at 21:49Randygeki(h2): Sweet score Mat. It's a happy looking portrait...
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Augustus denarius131 viewsAVGVSTVS DIVI F
Bare head of Augustus right

IMP XII
Bull butting left

3.72g

Lugdunum 15 - 13 BC

RIC I, 189a

Ex-ANE

Rare bull butting left
5 commentsJay GT402/18/17 at 21:32quadrans: It's OK Jay..
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GREEK, Boeotia, Thebes, AR Drachm circa 304-294 BC 18mm 5.42 g10 viewsBoeotian shield.Rev Amphora within incuse square.
EX BCD
EX Glendning 20June 1984
EX Lockett lot 1613 27 May 1959
EX Helbing Munich 1928.
2 commentsGrant H02/18/17 at 20:15Grant H: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Lockett
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0924.17 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 132-32 AD Athena standing with grain ears8 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 5825; Köln 1068; Dattari (Savio) 1627-8; K&G 32.537; Emmett 924.17.

Issue L IZ = year 17

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

Rev. L IZ
Athena standing left, holding two grain ears and shield set on ground.

25.27 gr
33 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki02/18/17 at 19:02Randygeki(h2): A very sweet coin!
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Constantius II imitation (Failmezger, Plate coin)26 viewsConstantius II imitation (Failmezger, Plate coin)

Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Long-necked diademed cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Blundered legend, soldier spearing fallen horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, II left.

Size: 23.49 mm 6.g

Failmezger 462aCS (This Coin)
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/18/17 at 18:12okidoki: nice long neck
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Syracuse, Hieron II AE Litra5 viewsObv. Diademed head of Poseidon left.
Rev. IEPΩNOΣ, Ornamented trident head flanked by two dolphins; below, N.
SNG ANS cf. 964; Calciati II, 371, 194 Rl 14.
19 mm, 5.73 g
1 commentsCanaan02/18/17 at 17:53Randygeki(h2): Great portrait style
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Constantius II23 viewsConstantius II
351 AD
Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust right
Reverse: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, two braids, reaching , SMH Delta in ex., Gamma in left field
22.76 mm 6.2 grams
RIC VIII 82 Heraclea Failmezger 461 CS f

ex Failmezger
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/18/17 at 14:45Canaan: Very nice details and toning, Congrats.
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GREEK, Calabria, Taras Oecist Stater17 viewsCalabria, Taras
425-415 BC, Nomos, 7.99g. Fischer-Bossert-279 (V127/R212), Vlasto-255.
Obv: Phalantos naked and ithyphallic riding dolphin left; extending right hand and holding cuttlefish in left hand.
Rx: Oecist naked to waist, seated left on stool and balancing distaff on right hand, a lekythos on his left wrist.

Ex Gemini XII, 11 January 2015, lot 13. Ex NAC 10, 9 April 1997, lot 17. Ex M&M Basel 10, 1951, lot 161. With interesting and unusual types: Phalantos holds cuttlefish on obverse, while on reverse Taras(or Oecist?) is shown seated rather than on horseback. Nicely centered and well struck, except for Phalantos' head on obverse; rare; beautifully toned. EF
3 commentsLeo02/18/17 at 12:10Jay GT4: Not one you see often
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Argolis. Argos 27 viewsArgolis. Argos AR Triobol / Wolf
Attribution: BCD Peloponnesos 1075
Date: 330-270 BC
Obverse: Forepart of wolf at bay left
Reverse: N - I flanking large A, club below, grapes to left, all in incuse square
Size: 14.02mm
Weight: 2.62 grams
7 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/18/17 at 10:54Randygeki(h2): Thanks!
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Mesembria, Thrace10 views250-175 BC
AE19 (19mm, 5.54g)
O: Diademed female head right.
R: Athena Alkidemos advancing left, brandishing spear and holding shield; METAM-BPIANΩN to either side.
SNG Cop 661; Sear 1676; BMC 3, 12
ex Nova Coins
2 commentsEnodia02/18/17 at 08:50Randygeki(h2): Great coin Enodia
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Constantius II imitation (Failmezger, Plate coin)26 viewsConstantius II imitation (Failmezger, Plate coin)

Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Long-necked diademed cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Blundered legend, soldier spearing fallen horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, II left.

Size: 23.49 mm 6.g

Failmezger 462aCS (This Coin)
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/18/17 at 08:46Randygeki(h2): It's kinda like a wreck on the side of the roa...
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GREEK, Calabria, Taras Oecist Stater17 viewsCalabria, Taras
425-415 BC, Nomos, 7.99g. Fischer-Bossert-279 (V127/R212), Vlasto-255.
Obv: Phalantos naked and ithyphallic riding dolphin left; extending right hand and holding cuttlefish in left hand.
Rx: Oecist naked to waist, seated left on stool and balancing distaff on right hand, a lekythos on his left wrist.

Ex Gemini XII, 11 January 2015, lot 13. Ex NAC 10, 9 April 1997, lot 17. Ex M&M Basel 10, 1951, lot 161. With interesting and unusual types: Phalantos holds cuttlefish on obverse, while on reverse Taras(or Oecist?) is shown seated rather than on horseback. Nicely centered and well struck, except for Phalantos' head on obverse; rare; beautifully toned. EF
3 commentsLeo02/18/17 at 07:54shanxi: beautiful reverse
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0924.17 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 132-32 AD Athena standing with grain ears8 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 5825; Köln 1068; Dattari (Savio) 1627-8; K&G 32.537; Emmett 924.17.

Issue L IZ = year 17

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

Rev. L IZ
Athena standing left, holding two grain ears and shield set on ground.

25.27 gr
33 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki02/18/17 at 07:50shanxi: nice example
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Julia Titi RIC T38752 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T387 (R), BMC T140, RSC 12
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA T AVG F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r.; hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVG; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, February 2017.

A rare variant of the common Venus type for Julia Titi with shortened obverse and reverse legends. NB: Julia's denarii were not struck in plentiful numbers.

Lovely portrait in good metal.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/18/17 at 07:15ancientdave: Great addition!!
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Taras, Calabria6 views280-228 BC
AR Obol (10mm, 0.57g).
O: Kantharos; pellet above and to right, flying Nike with wreath to left.
R: Kantharos; pellet above and to left, E to right.  
Vlasto 1668v (Nike to right); HN Italy 1076
Scarce
ex London Ancient Coins

Another unpublished variety, this one a mirror image of Vlasto 1445, with Nike flying left instead of right.
3 commentsEnodia02/18/17 at 04:48n.igma: Nicely preserved detail.
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Mesembria, Thrace10 views250-175 BC
AE19 (19mm, 5.54g)
O: Diademed female head right.
R: Athena Alkidemos advancing left, brandishing spear and holding shield; METAM-BPIANΩN to either side.
SNG Cop 661; Sear 1676; BMC 3, 12
ex Nova Coins
2 commentsEnodia02/18/17 at 04:37n.igma: Not bad for a nominal purchase "just to keep from ...
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Tarsos, Cilicia10 viewsAutonomous issue
164-27 BC
AE21 (21mm, 7.39g)
O: Turreted, veiled, draped bust of Tyche right, within dotted border.
R: Pyre of Sandon in the form of a pyramidal structure, containing figure of Sandon standing on a horned and winged lion, surmounting garlanded square basis; eagle perched on apex, M and H monograms to left, TAPΣEΩN to right.
Sear 5672
From the David Cannon Collection. ex Beast Coins
2 commentsEnodia02/18/17 at 04:35n.igma: NIce one!
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Taras, Calabria6 views280-228 BC
AR Obol (10mm, 0.57g).
O: Kantharos; pellet above and to right, flying Nike with wreath to left.
R: Kantharos; pellet above and to left, E to right.  
Vlasto 1668v (Nike to right); HN Italy 1076
Scarce
ex London Ancient Coins

Another unpublished variety, this one a mirror image of Vlasto 1445, with Nike flying left instead of right.
3 commentsEnodia02/18/17 at 04:34Jay GT4: Great addition
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Argolis. Argos 27 viewsArgolis. Argos AR Triobol / Wolf
Attribution: BCD Peloponnesos 1075
Date: 330-270 BC
Obverse: Forepart of wolf at bay left
Reverse: N - I flanking large A, club below, grapes to left, all in incuse square
Size: 14.02mm
Weight: 2.62 grams
7 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/18/17 at 01:36Rob D: Awesome coin Randy!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, GERMANICUS37 viewsGERMANICUS FATHER OF CALIGULA DIED 19 AD
AE As
Rome Mint struck under Caligula
GERMANICUS CAESAR TI AVGVST DIVI AVG N Bare head Left
C.CAESAR.AVG.GERMANICVS PON M TR POT around large SC
RIC 35 GAIUS
1 commentsAdrian W02/18/17 at 00:57NORMAN K: nice coin. a better photo would improve it a lot
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Constantius II23 viewsConstantius II
351 AD
Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust right
Reverse: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, two braids, reaching , SMH Delta in ex., Gamma in left field
22.76 mm 6.2 grams
RIC VIII 82 Heraclea Failmezger 461 CS f

ex Failmezger
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/17/17 at 22:33Legatus: Good catch
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Constantius II imitation (Failmezger, Plate coin)26 viewsConstantius II imitation (Failmezger, Plate coin)

Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Long-necked diademed cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Blundered legend, soldier spearing fallen horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, II left.

Size: 23.49 mm 6.g

Failmezger 462aCS (This Coin)
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/17/17 at 22:32Legatus: How can you not like that portrait. Heck, I can&#...
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GREEK, CALABRIA, Taras, AR Nomos18 viewsCirca 315-302 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 8.04 g, 11h).

Warrior, preparing to cast spear held aloft in right hand, holding two spears and shield with left hand, on horse rearing right; Ξ to left, API below / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos in extended right hand and cradling oar in left arm, riding dolphin left; KΛ to left, TAPAΣ to right. Fischer-Bossert Group 74a, 914 (V357/R709); Vlasto 634-47; HN Italy 939; SNG ANS 1016 (same obv. die); SNG Lloyd –; BMC 208 (same dies); Pozzi 123 (same obv. die). EF, attractively toned. Fine style.

Ex Hess-Divo 329 (17 November 2015), lot 6; Leu 91 (10 May 2004), lot 15.
1 commentsLeo02/17/17 at 19:18okidoki: excellent
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Constantius II23 viewsConstantius II
351 AD
Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust right
Reverse: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, two braids, reaching , SMH Delta in ex., Gamma in left field
22.76 mm 6.2 grams
RIC VIII 82 Heraclea Failmezger 461 CS f

ex Failmezger
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/17/17 at 16:14Mat: Very nice, seems heavier for the type too.
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Constantius II imitation (Failmezger, Plate coin)26 viewsConstantius II imitation (Failmezger, Plate coin)

Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Long-necked diademed cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Blundered legend, soldier spearing fallen horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, II left.

Size: 23.49 mm 6.g

Failmezger 462aCS (This Coin)
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/17/17 at 16:13Mat: Love this one, fun look to it.
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Constantius II imitation (Failmezger, Plate coin)26 viewsConstantius II imitation (Failmezger, Plate coin)

Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Long-necked diademed cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Blundered legend, soldier spearing fallen horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, II left.

Size: 23.49 mm 6.g

Failmezger 462aCS (This Coin)
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/17/17 at 15:37Jay GT4: Nice barbaric style
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Constantius II23 viewsConstantius II
351 AD
Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust right
Reverse: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, two braids, reaching , SMH Delta in ex., Gamma in left field
22.76 mm 6.2 grams
RIC VIII 82 Heraclea Failmezger 461 CS f

ex Failmezger
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/17/17 at 15:37Jay GT4: Nice!
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Lucania, Velia Stater8 viewsCirca. 340-334 BC, Didrachm, 7.62g.
Williams-251, HN Italy-1283. Obv: Head of Athena r., helmet decorated with griffin. Rx: Lion walking r., Π below, YEΛHTΩN in exergue.A wonderfully centered and very beautifully struck specimen. Minor scratches on face. Choice EF
1 commentsLeo02/17/17 at 03:17Jay GT4: Very nice coin. Love the detail in the helmet and...
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Calabria Tarentum AR Stater circa 340-335 BC 23mm 7.87g 1h.Coin World Vol 57 Issue 2952 Page 112-113 The Horsemen of Taras by David Vagi8 viewsNude youth on horseback right,holding rein in left hand,crowning horse with wreath held in right hand,to left.Nike flying right placing fillet on head of youth,AP below.Rev Phalanthos nude riding sideways on dolphin right,head turned slightly left ,spearing cuttlefish below with trident held in right hand.KA monogram to left TAPAE to right,all encircled by waves.
Fischer-Bossert Group 54,717 {V267-R561}Vlasto 501.Good VF lightly toned struck from artistic dies on a broad flan.Very rare issue,only ten examples noted by Fischer-Bossert,four of which are in museums {Berlin{2}Copenhagen,London.
1 commentsGrant H02/17/17 at 02:33Leo: Really nice one
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PROBUS RIC 913 CMXXI MINTMARK RRR7 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//CMXXI
WEIGHT 4.04g / AXIS:6h / WIDTH 22-25mm
RIC 913 VAR. (CMXXI MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 833
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE. THIS IS ONLY THE 3RD KNOWN SPECIMEN OF THIS TYPE KNOWN TO ME
1 commentsBarnaba602/16/17 at 23:37aegis: Indeed a rar coin. I have the same one (different ...
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PROBUS RIC 549 VAR. CONS III RRR9 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS III
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//EXXI
WEIGHT 3.70g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-23mm
RIC: 549 VAR.
COLLECTION NO. 837
THIS IS THE ONLY SPECIMEN OF THIS TYPE IN THE WORLD KNOWN TO ME
1 commentsBarnaba602/16/17 at 23:29aegis: Very nice coin. I have the same one (same dies)
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RPC II 2601A Domitianus14 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓEΡΜ, Head of Domitian wreathed with grain, right, aegis by neck
Rev: L IA, Demeter standing left, holding torch and corn-ears
AE/Hemidrachm (29.15 mm 11.748 gr 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC II 2601 (variant: portrait type is Ed3 not E)
Purchased from Dionysos Numismatik on eBay
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/16/17 at 23:21David Atherton: Outstanding portrait.
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RPC II 2664 Domitianus13 viewsObv: AVT KAICAP ΔΟMIT CEB ΓEPM, Laureate head right
Rev: L IA, Agathodaimon serpent coiled left, with Apis Bull head-dress
AE/Obol (19.21 mm 4.697 gr 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC II 2664, Dattari 627
Purchased from Dionysos Numismatik on eBay
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/16/17 at 23:21David Atherton: Utterly fantastic!
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Sicily Syracuse Siculo Punic AR Tetradrachm circa 350-320 BC 27mm 17.26g 7h11 viewsWreathed head of Arethusa right,wearing triple - pendant earring and necklace,three dolpdins around in front nose to nose,behind the sign of Tanit.Rev horse right with palm tree behind,the horse left foreleg bent a vertical caduceus before.2 commentsGrant H02/16/17 at 21:58Grant H: Thanks Jay,Gorny & mosch auc 244 lot 115 has a coi...
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Greek, Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Lockett parts 1-5,GREEK, Satraps of Caria Maussolos AR Tetradrachm circa 377-353 BC 24 mm 15.25g 12h15 viewsRichard Cyril Lockett plate 9,2382,Prof.S.Pozzi,Plate LXXVII,2624.4 commentsGrant H02/16/17 at 21:50Grant H: Thank you Alex, my photos do not do justice for th...
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10145 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "PAX AVG"
Pax stg left with vertical sceptre
London mint
F/O//ML
RIC 101
2 commentsmauseus02/16/17 at 21:10John S3: Very nice, thanks for showing
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968cf49 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
AE antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AV"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "RENOV ROMAN"
Wolf and twins right
Unclear mint mark, no mint mark?
RIC - (cf 968?)
1 commentsmauseus02/16/17 at 21:07John S3: I really like this one! Has the much written about...
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MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES COLLAGE6 viewsTop row: Agathodaemon; Griffin; Centaur
Row 2: Capricorn; Sphinx; Hippocamp; Kerberos
Row 3: Gorgon; Horned Panther; Phoenix
Bottom row: Pegasos; Pan; Horned Lion; Chimaera
(examples from my collection)
2 commentslaney02/16/17 at 19:13Randygeki(h2): Great group!
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Julia Titi RIC T38752 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T387 (R), BMC T140, RSC 12
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA T AVG F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r.; hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVG; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, February 2017.

A rare variant of the common Venus type for Julia Titi with shortened obverse and reverse legends. NB: Julia's denarii were not struck in plentiful numbers.

Lovely portrait in good metal.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/16/17 at 19:12Randygeki(h2): Sweet addition!
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Time of Constantine I and Sons1 viewsÆ Reduced Follis, 17mm, 2.0g, 6h; Trier mint, AD 332-333.
Obv.: VRBS ROMA; Helmeted head of Roma left.
Rev.: She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, two stars above // TR•P
Reference: RIC VII 542, p. 217
From the YOC Collection
1 commentsJohn Anthony02/16/17 at 19:10Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Marc Antony & Octavian, M. Barbatius Pollio, quaestor pro praetor. 4 viewsAR denarius, 20mm, 3.5g, 12h; Ephesos Mint 41 BC.
Obv.: M ANT IMP AVG III R P C M BARBAT Q P; Bare head of Antony right.
Rev.: CAESAR IMP PONT III VIR R P C; Bare head of Octavian right, with slight beard.
Reference: Crawford 517/2; CRI 243; Sydenham 1181.
From the Orfew Collection, 17-24-165
2 commentsJohn Anthony02/16/17 at 19:10Randygeki(h2): Neat type. Congrats
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Tiberius, AD 14-373 viewsAR denarius, 18mm, 3.3g, 12h; Lugdunum, AD 14-15.
Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS; Laureate head right.
Rev.: TR POT XVI; Tiberius in quadriga right, holding laurel-branch and eagle-tipped scepter // IMP VII
Reference: RIC I 2
From the Orfew Collection
2 commentsJohn Anthony02/16/17 at 19:09Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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RPC II 2601A Domitianus14 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓEΡΜ, Head of Domitian wreathed with grain, right, aegis by neck
Rev: L IA, Demeter standing left, holding torch and corn-ears
AE/Hemidrachm (29.15 mm 11.748 gr 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC II 2601 (variant: portrait type is Ed3 not E)
Purchased from Dionysos Numismatik on eBay
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/16/17 at 19:09Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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RPC II 2664 Domitianus13 viewsObv: AVT KAICAP ΔΟMIT CEB ΓEPM, Laureate head right
Rev: L IA, Agathodaimon serpent coiled left, with Apis Bull head-dress
AE/Obol (19.21 mm 4.697 gr 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC II 2664, Dattari 627
Purchased from Dionysos Numismatik on eBay
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/16/17 at 19:08Randygeki(h2): Thats pretty cool
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CALABRIA, Tarentum7 viewsAR didrachm or nomos, 20mm, 8.0g, 6h; c. 302-290 BC.
Obv.: Nude, helmeted warrior on horseback right, holding shield and two spears, thrusting spear downward; ΔAI below.
Rev.: Taras riding dolphin left, holding shield decorated with hippocamp and trident; ΦI to right, murex shell below, [TAPAΣ] to right.
Reference: Vlasto 594, SNG ANS 990, HN Italy 935 / 16-410-375
2 commentsJohn Anthony02/16/17 at 18:48Jay GT4: Always a cool coin to have!
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Tiberius, AD 14-373 viewsAR denarius, 18mm, 3.3g, 12h; Lugdunum, AD 14-15.
Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS; Laureate head right.
Rev.: TR POT XVI; Tiberius in quadriga right, holding laurel-branch and eagle-tipped scepter // IMP VII
Reference: RIC I 2
From the Orfew Collection
2 commentsJohn Anthony02/16/17 at 18:47Jay GT4: tough coin to find
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Marc Antony & Octavian, M. Barbatius Pollio, quaestor pro praetor. 4 viewsAR denarius, 20mm, 3.5g, 12h; Ephesos Mint 41 BC.
Obv.: M ANT IMP AVG III R P C M BARBAT Q P; Bare head of Antony right.
Rev.: CAESAR IMP PONT III VIR R P C; Bare head of Octavian right, with slight beard.
Reference: Crawford 517/2; CRI 243; Sydenham 1181.
From the Orfew Collection, 17-24-165
2 commentsJohn Anthony02/16/17 at 18:46Jay GT4: Nice double portrait
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RPC II 2664 Domitianus13 viewsObv: AVT KAICAP ΔΟMIT CEB ΓEPM, Laureate head right
Rev: L IA, Agathodaimon serpent coiled left, with Apis Bull head-dress
AE/Obol (19.21 mm 4.697 gr 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC II 2664, Dattari 627
Purchased from Dionysos Numismatik on eBay
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/16/17 at 18:08Jay GT4: Never seen one like this before!
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RPC II 2601A Domitianus14 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓEΡΜ, Head of Domitian wreathed with grain, right, aegis by neck
Rev: L IA, Demeter standing left, holding torch and corn-ears
AE/Hemidrachm (29.15 mm 11.748 gr 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC II 2601 (variant: portrait type is Ed3 not E)
Purchased from Dionysos Numismatik on eBay
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/16/17 at 18:08Jay GT4: Lovely portrait
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Greek, Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Lockett parts 1-5,GREEK, Satraps of Caria, Maussolos, AR Tetradrachm circa 377-353 BC 24 mm 15.25g 12h12 viewsRichard Cyril Lockett plate 9,2382,Prof.S.Pozzi,Plate LXXVII,2624.
Head of Apollo facing slightly right.Rev MAUSSOLLOS, Zeus Labraundos standing right holding double axe {labyrs} and lotus tipped scepter me monogram behind.
EX Harlan Berk 4-023-2005
EX Lockett lot 2382 1955
EX Dr. Pozzi lot 2624 4-4-1921 sold for 340 francs
1 commentsGrant H02/16/17 at 15:04*Alex: I love the reverse. Nice.
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MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES COLLAGE6 viewsTop row: Agathodaemon; Griffin; Centaur
Row 2: Capricorn; Sphinx; Hippocamp; Kerberos
Row 3: Gorgon; Horned Panther; Phoenix
Bottom row: Pegasos; Pan; Horned Lion; Chimaera
(examples from my collection)
2 commentslaney02/16/17 at 15:00*Alex: Nice collage!
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Greek, Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Lockett parts 1-5,GREEK, Satraps of Caria Maussolos AR Tetradrachm circa 377-353 BC 24 mm 15.25g 12h15 viewsRichard Cyril Lockett plate 9,2382,Prof.S.Pozzi,Plate LXXVII,2624.4 commentsGrant H02/16/17 at 14:50*Alex: Thanks Grant. I have added your info to the descri...
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PLOTINE sesterce PLOTINA Sestertius3 viewsAttention !! cette monnaie a été volée.Me contacter si elle réapparaît. Merci.
Be carefull!! this coins has been stolen. Contact me if it reappears. Thanks!

Please add your coin to the lost or stolen gallery. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/thumbnails.php?album=25
1 commentsJean-Claude C02/16/17 at 14:44*Alex: Please add your coin to the lost or stolen gallery...
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-060, #0592 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-060, #05
avers:- Cross with crosses at the ends, line between two crescents in the angles; border of dots.
revers:- Cross with dots in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 14 mm, weight: 0,38 g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-060, CHN-1-149, Huszar-159,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-005
2 commentsquadrans02/16/17 at 12:19Yuris N: Look like knight temples coins too
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Van Alfen Owls132 viewsOwls as described by Van Alfen, Peter. American Journal of Numismatics, second series, volume 16-17, number 8.

Collage and image editing by Jay GT4.

Marjority of these sold to Forum for other collectors to enjoy for the purpose of funding my Flavian Collection in 2013.
3 commentsLucas H02/16/17 at 12:02laney: Lovely
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Julia Titi RIC T38752 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T387 (R), BMC T140, RSC 12
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA T AVG F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r.; hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVG; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, February 2017.

A rare variant of the common Venus type for Julia Titi with shortened obverse and reverse legends. NB: Julia's denarii were not struck in plentiful numbers.

Lovely portrait in good metal.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/16/17 at 08:06FlaviusDomitianus: A Flavian woman at last! Nice addition
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Ae Follis (20mm)166 viewsMaximinus II Ae Follis (20mm)

Obv/ IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG; laur. head r.
Rev/ SOLIIN-VICTO; Sol, rad., in fancy robe, stg. l., cloak flying; raising r. hand, holding head of Serapis in l. hand. Gamma I/Star in opposing fields.

Antioch Mint; ANT in exergue

Ref: RIC VI, 167b

Condition: UNC/at Mint? Had this coin been perfectly centered with complete beading on both sides, I'd call it at FDC.

This is pretty much a flawless coin in mint condition that shows no sign of wear; nary a single scratch. The obverse portrait is simply perfect.
3 commentsKevin_S02/16/17 at 06:24quadrans: Great coin I agree..
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Julia Titi RIC T38752 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T387 (R), BMC T140, RSC 12
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA T AVG F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r.; hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVG; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, February 2017.

A rare variant of the common Venus type for Julia Titi with shortened obverse and reverse legends. NB: Julia's denarii were not struck in plentiful numbers.

Lovely portrait in good metal.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/16/17 at 05:57quadrans: Ohh nice..
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Julia Titi RIC T38752 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T387 (R), BMC T140, RSC 12
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA T AVG F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r.; hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVG; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, February 2017.

A rare variant of the common Venus type for Julia Titi with shortened obverse and reverse legends. NB: Julia's denarii were not struck in plentiful numbers.

Lovely portrait in good metal.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/16/17 at 05:24Mat: Nice find, congrats
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Julia Titi RIC T38752 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T387 (R), BMC T140, RSC 12
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA T AVG F; Bust of Julia Titi, draped and diademed, r.; hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVG; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, February 2017.

A rare variant of the common Venus type for Julia Titi with shortened obverse and reverse legends. NB: Julia's denarii were not struck in plentiful numbers.

Lovely portrait in good metal.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/16/17 at 05:03Jay GT4: Lovely. Congrats
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RIC 0574 Domitianus15 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.57 mm 2.804 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 574 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/16/17 at 02:34David Atherton: You got one! Well done.
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Pantikapaion (tetrachalk) - Satyr / Lion & Sturgeon100 viewsPantikapaion AE20 (tetrachalk)
300-275 BC
5.92gm
19.7mm.
Obv: Head of Satyr, without beard, wearing ivy wreath, left.
Rev: Roaring lion's head left; sturgeon left below; ΠAN surrounding

Anokhin 125; SNG BMC Black Sea 883ff; SNG Stancomb 552ff
4 commentsAnemicOak02/15/17 at 22:58Mayadigger: Sweet!
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GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater58 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

Eagle standing left on scepter, wings open raising wreath in left claw.

Eastern mint, Dacia? 43-42 B.C.

8.38g

Choice UNC

RPC I 1701; BMC Thrace p. 208, 1; BMCRR II 48; Crawford 433/1

Clickable for a larger image
2 commentsJay GT402/15/17 at 21:17Sam: Superb addition, congratulations !
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Augustus denarius131 viewsAVGVSTVS DIVI F
Bare head of Augustus right

IMP XII
Bull butting left

3.72g

Lugdunum 15 - 13 BC

RIC I, 189a

Ex-ANE

Rare bull butting left
5 commentsJay GT402/15/17 at 21:08Augustus1975: Nice coin!
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MOESIA, Istros. Circa 340/30-313 BC. AR Drachm.17 viewsMOESIA, Istros. Circa 340/30-313 BC. AR Drachm (17.5mm, 5.72 g). Facing male heads, the left inverted / Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons; I to right, AΠ below. Dima Group IV, Subgroup III, 16; AMNG I 418. Good VF, lightly toned.

From the FJ Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 98 (29 September 2004), lot 19.
1 commentsSam02/15/17 at 21:03Jay GT4: Great coin Sam. congrats!
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Asclepius Intaglio16 viewsMale figure Asclepius? holding two snakes.

Asclepius was the god of healing though he, like Heracles, was born as a mortal. Athena gave Asclepius two types of blood to help with his healing work, both from the gorgon, Medusa. One took life quickly but the other restored life. When Asclepius used this life restoring blood he encroached on the preserve of the gods and Zeus struck him down with a thunderbolt. One of the most famous centres for Asclepius worship was at Epidaurus on the Peloponnese. Snakes were sacred to the god and when the Romans embraced him as one of theirs his cult was supposedly taken to Rome in the body of a snake. He was preserved in the heavens as the constellation Ophiuchus, the serpent holder. The Romanised version of his name is Aesculapius.

0.34g

Greek or more likely Roman Provincial

Ex-Time Machine
2 commentsJay GT402/15/17 at 20:11quadrans: Great one..
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, denarius bull47 viewsAugustus Denarius. Lugdunum mint, struck 15-13 BC.
Observe: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right
Reverse: IMP X, bull butting right.
References: RIC 167a; RSC 137.
Diameter 19 mm / weight 3.9 grams
Marcelo Leal's collection
5 commentsAugustus197502/15/17 at 19:51Legatus: Beautiful. I have an example that is chipped and ...
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, denarius bull47 viewsAugustus Denarius. Lugdunum mint, struck 15-13 BC.
Observe: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right
Reverse: IMP X, bull butting right.
References: RIC 167a; RSC 137.
Diameter 19 mm / weight 3.9 grams
Marcelo Leal's collection
5 commentsAugustus197502/15/17 at 19:45Canaan: Perfect!!!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, denarius bull47 viewsAugustus Denarius. Lugdunum mint, struck 15-13 BC.
Observe: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right
Reverse: IMP X, bull butting right.
References: RIC 167a; RSC 137.
Diameter 19 mm / weight 3.9 grams
Marcelo Leal's collection
5 commentsAugustus197502/15/17 at 19:45Jay GT4: Outstanding!
Intaglio.jpg
Asclepius Intaglio16 viewsMale figure Asclepius? holding two snakes.

Asclepius was the god of healing though he, like Heracles, was born as a mortal. Athena gave Asclepius two types of blood to help with his healing work, both from the gorgon, Medusa. One took life quickly but the other restored life. When Asclepius used this life restoring blood he encroached on the preserve of the gods and Zeus struck him down with a thunderbolt. One of the most famous centres for Asclepius worship was at Epidaurus on the Peloponnese. Snakes were sacred to the god and when the Romans embraced him as one of theirs his cult was supposedly taken to Rome in the body of a snake. He was preserved in the heavens as the constellation Ophiuchus, the serpent holder. The Romanised version of his name is Aesculapius.

0.34g

Greek or more likely Roman Provincial

Ex-Time Machine
2 commentsJay GT402/15/17 at 19:36Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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Licinius II AE 31 viewsAE3, 18mm/3.5gm, fully silvered, struck c. 318 AD

Obv/ DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C; laur. and dr. bust r., holding in globe and sceptre in l. hand and mappa in r. hand.
Rev/ PROVIDENTIAE CAESS; Campgate, three towers, lamda in r. field.; SMH gamma in exergue.
Ref/ RIC VOL VII, 49
1 commentsMayadigger02/15/17 at 19:06Jay GT4: Nice one Kevin!
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RIC 0451 Domitianus13 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XIII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (19.23 mm 2.778 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D. (4th issue)
RIC 451 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/15/17 at 17:45Jay GT4: Good find!
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RIC 0574 Domitianus15 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.57 mm 2.804 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 574 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/15/17 at 17:07Jay GT4: Nice find!
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CALABRIA, Taras.10 viewsCirca 315-302 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 8.04 g, 11h).

Warrior, preparing to cast spear held aloft in right hand, holding two spears and shield with left hand, on horse rearing right; Ξ to left, API below / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos in extended right hand and cradling oar in left arm, riding dolphin left; KΛ to left, TAPAΣ to right. Fischer-Bossert Group 74a, 914 (V357/R709); Vlasto 634-47; HN Italy 939; SNG ANS 1016 (same obv. die); SNG Lloyd –; BMC 208 (same dies); Pozzi 123 (same obv. die). EF, attractively toned. Fine style.

Ex Hess-Divo 329 (17 November 2015), lot 6; Leu 91 (10 May 2004), lot 15.
1 commentsLeo02/15/17 at 13:06Jay GT4: Wish mine was this nice! Great piece
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Italy, Lucania, Thurium9 viewsAR Stater, 7.79g. 22mm. c.410-400 B.C.

Engraver, Phrygillos (?). Head of Athena to right wearing crested helmet decorated with Skylla; "phi" in field to right. Rv. Bull pawing ground with head down to right; fish in exergue. SNG Oxford 871. HN 1782; a few small marks and some small metal breaks in front of face. Toned and of fine style

Ex: Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, Auction O, 2004, lot 1157.
Ex: A.D.M. Collection
2 commentsLeo02/15/17 at 13:05Jay GT4: Great detail in the helmet. Lovely coin
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Abydos? (BMFA 839; Müller 342)15 viewsObv: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAΧOY; Athena seated left, holding Nike and resting elbow on shield at side, spear leaning against far shoulder; in inner left field, eagle standing right
3 commentsQuant.Geek02/15/17 at 08:30Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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Italy, Lucania, Thurium9 viewsAR Stater, 7.79g. 22mm. c.410-400 B.C.

Engraver, Phrygillos (?). Head of Athena to right wearing crested helmet decorated with Skylla; "phi" in field to right. Rv. Bull pawing ground with head down to right; fish in exergue. SNG Oxford 871. HN 1782; a few small marks and some small metal breaks in front of face. Toned and of fine style

Ex: Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, Auction O, 2004, lot 1157.
Ex: A.D.M. Collection
2 commentsLeo02/15/17 at 08:29Randygeki(h2): beautiful coin
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Constantius II, AE3, FEL TEMP REPARATIO1 viewsAE3
Constantius II
Caesar: 324 - 337AD
Augustus: 337 - 361AD
Issued: November, 355 - November, 361AD
18.5mm
O: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO: Soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman.
Exergue: ALEB
Alexandria Mint
Aorta: 1796: B10, O19, R17, T99, M1.
RIC Alexandria 80
8390780298
2/14/17
1 commentsNicholas Z02/15/17 at 08:28Randygeki(h2): Nice
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Probus Billon Antoninianus98 viewsIMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate, mantled bust left holding eagle tipped scepter

SOL INVICTO
Sol in spread Quadriga holding whip KAΓ in ex

Serdica 277 AD
RIC 864 Bust type H
3.84g
Scarce


New picture after cleaning revealed nice silvering under the grime.

This coin now published on Probuscoins.fr
6 commentsJay GT402/15/17 at 07:42Metrodorus: Beautiful!
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Brutus Gold Stater 60 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

Eagle standing left on scepter, wings open raising wreath in left claw.

Eastern mint, Dacia? 43-42 B.C.

8.38g

Choice aUNC

RPC I 1701; BMC Thrace p. 208, 1; BMCRR II 48; Crawford 433/1

Ex-ANE, Ex CNG

Clickable for larger image

For an excellent write up/ theory on these coins including a fascinating metalurgy report:
http://www.calgarycoin.com/reference/articles/koson/koson.htm

And of course the numiswiki article:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Koson
11 commentsJay GT402/15/17 at 07:36Metrodorus: Lucky!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Ae Follis (20mm)166 viewsMaximinus II Ae Follis (20mm)

Obv/ IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG; laur. head r.
Rev/ SOLIIN-VICTO; Sol, rad., in fancy robe, stg. l., cloak flying; raising r. hand, holding head of Serapis in l. hand. Gamma I/Star in opposing fields.

Antioch Mint; ANT in exergue

Ref: RIC VI, 167b

Condition: UNC/at Mint? Had this coin been perfectly centered with complete beading on both sides, I'd call it at FDC.

This is pretty much a flawless coin in mint condition that shows no sign of wear; nary a single scratch. The obverse portrait is simply perfect.
3 commentsKevin_S02/15/17 at 06:30Canaan: great portrait
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Ae Follis (20mm)166 viewsMaximinus II Ae Follis (20mm)

Obv/ IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG; laur. head r.
Rev/ SOLIIN-VICTO; Sol, rad., in fancy robe, stg. l., cloak flying; raising r. hand, holding head of Serapis in l. hand. Gamma I/Star in opposing fields.

Antioch Mint; ANT in exergue

Ref: RIC VI, 167b

Condition: UNC/at Mint? Had this coin been perfectly centered with complete beading on both sides, I'd call it at FDC.

This is pretty much a flawless coin in mint condition that shows no sign of wear; nary a single scratch. The obverse portrait is simply perfect.
3 commentsKevin_S02/15/17 at 05:15Jay GT4: Love the style of this one!
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Abydos? (BMFA 839; Müller 342)15 viewsObv: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAΧOY; Athena seated left, holding Nike and resting elbow on shield at side, spear leaning against far shoulder; in inner left field, eagle standing right
3 commentsQuant.Geek02/15/17 at 00:01Robert L3: Outstanding.
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Abydos? (BMFA 839; Müller 342)15 viewsObv: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAΧOY; Athena seated left, holding Nike and resting elbow on shield at side, spear leaning against far shoulder; in inner left field, eagle standing right
3 commentsQuant.Geek02/14/17 at 21:35Jay GT4: The portrait is great and the reverse isn't to...
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Thessaly, Thessalian League: Philippos and Themistogenes, Magistrates (mid-late 1st century BCE) AR Stater (BCD Thessaly II 883.2; cf. SNG Copenhagen 296)6 viewsObv: Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath
Rev: ΘEΣΣA-ΛΩN; Athena Itonia advancing right right, wielding spear and holding forth shield on outstretched arm; above and in exergue, magistrate's names: ΦIΛIΠ-ΠOY and [ΘH]MIΣTO[ΓENHΣ]; in outer right field, Ennodia running right, holding two torches
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/14/17 at 21:23Jay GT4: Great strike on this
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Life-time Alexander III drachm26 viewsHead of Alexander as Herakles right, clad in lion's skin.

ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; barley grain below throne, spearhead to outer right.

Struck in Kolophon circa 323-319 BC at the very end of Alexander's reign.

4.09g

Price 1751

ex-Calgary Coins

New Photo
3 commentsJay GT402/14/17 at 19:56Quant.Geek: Very nice! One of the types that I would love to ...
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Babylon (Price 3722)13 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; in left field, monogram in wreath; below throne, AX monogram

1 commentsQuant.Geek02/14/17 at 19:51Jay GT4: Fantastic!
Alexader.jpg
Life-time Alexander III drachm26 viewsHead of Alexander as Herakles right, clad in lion's skin.

ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; barley grain below throne, spearhead to outer right.

Struck in Kolophon circa 323-319 BC at the very end of Alexander's reign.

4.09g

Price 1751

ex-Calgary Coins

New Photo
3 commentsJay GT402/14/17 at 19:42Canaan: What a great addition congrats
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Vespasian-RIC-1412A50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.07g
Ephesus mint, 70 AD
RIC 1412A (R3), BMC - , RSC - , RPC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm; at lower r., horizontal Φ
Acquired from Munthandel G Henzen, February 2017.

A previously unknown type for Vespasian's Ephesian denarii dated COS II (group 3). Before this specimen surfaced the Victory advancing right type was only known for COS III (group 5) and later issues at Ephesus. Normally for COS II Victory is advancing left, so, this is the earliest example of the Victory advancing right. The mint mark is a bit obscured, but under examination with a loupe I believe it to be Φ. I alerted Ted Buttrey about the coin and he has assigned it as RIC 1412A in the upcoming RIC II Addenda.

Good Ephesian style and large flan. Better in hand.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/17 at 19:25Nemonater: Excellent find!
Alexader.jpg
Life-time Alexander III drachm26 viewsHead of Alexander as Herakles right, clad in lion's skin.

ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; barley grain below throne, spearhead to outer right.

Struck in Kolophon circa 323-319 BC at the very end of Alexander's reign.

4.09g

Price 1751

ex-Calgary Coins

New Photo
3 commentsJay GT402/14/17 at 18:53Randygeki(h2): Excellent Photo and nice coin Jay
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Vespasian-RIC-1412A50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.07g
Ephesus mint, 70 AD
RIC 1412A (R3), BMC - , RSC - , RPC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm; at lower r., horizontal Φ
Acquired from Munthandel G Henzen, February 2017.

A previously unknown type for Vespasian's Ephesian denarii dated COS II (group 3). Before this specimen surfaced the Victory advancing right type was only known for COS III (group 5) and later issues at Ephesus. Normally for COS II Victory is advancing left, so, this is the earliest example of the Victory advancing right. The mint mark is a bit obscured, but under examination with a loupe I believe it to be Φ. I alerted Ted Buttrey about the coin and he has assigned it as RIC 1412A in the upcoming RIC II Addenda.

Good Ephesian style and large flan. Better in hand.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/17 at 18:26quadrans: It's OK David, I like the Ephesian style...
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Greek, Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Lockett parts 1-5,GREEK, Satraps of Caria Maussolos AR Tetradrachm circa 377-353 BC 24 mm 15.25g 12h15 viewsRichard Cyril Lockett plate 9,2382,Prof.S.Pozzi,Plate LXXVII,2624.4 commentsGrant H02/14/17 at 16:26Grant H: Richard Cyril Lockett plate 9,2382,Prof.S.Pozzi,Pl...
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1937 EDWARD VIII AE CORONATION MEDAL3 viewsObverse: • HIS • MAJESTY • KING • EDWARD • VIII •, Crowned bust of Edward VIII facing right, wearing ceremonial robes, the legend in raised letters on a raised border.
Reverse: CROWNED – A. D. 1937. Britannia standing facing within a distyle arch, holding crown aloft with her right hand and union flag on pole in her left, in background to left, battleship and to right, London riverside scene in which St Paul's Cathedral can be discerned.
Diameter: 45mm

No coins were issued for Edward VIII who became King on the death of his father, George V, on 20th January 1936. Edward's coronation never took place because he abdicated the throne on 11th December that same year after a reign lasting only 326 days.
As Edward VIII was never crowned the coin types bearing the portrait of George V continued to be struck throughout 1936 and up until the coronation in 1937 of Edward's younger brother Albert, who reigned as George VI.

This unsigned medal was struck in 1936 in anticipation of the proposed Coronation of Edward VIII on 12th May, 1937. The same reverse dies were subsequently reused on coronation medals for George VI.
2 comments*Alex02/14/17 at 15:04NORMAN K: Beautiful coin. Love your British collection
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GREEK, Boeotia, Thebes, AR Drachm circa 304-294 BC 18mm 5.42 g10 viewsBoeotian shield.Rev Amphora within incuse square.
EX BCD
EX Glendning 20June 1984
EX Lockett lot 1613 27 May 1959
EX Helbing Munich 1928.
2 commentsGrant H02/14/17 at 14:52*Alex: What is the book or reference this coin is in? Cer...
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Artuqids of Mardin. Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan. 597-637/1200-1239. AE dirham 10 viewsObv. Bare-headed and draped bust facing slightly left.
Rev. Name and titles of Abbasid caliph in five lines; above, Artuqid tamgha flanked by stars.
Whelan type IVA; Spengler & Sayles type 40; Album 1830.4.
Holed but Very fine, Reddish-brown Patina, 7.51 grams. 25 mm.
1 commentsCanaan02/14/17 at 13:57Jay GT4: Interesting, looks like Medusa on Greek coins!
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Vespasian-RIC-1412A50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.07g
Ephesus mint, 70 AD
RIC 1412A (R3), BMC - , RSC - , RPC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm; at lower r., horizontal Φ
Acquired from Munthandel G Henzen, February 2017.

A previously unknown type for Vespasian's Ephesian denarii dated COS II (group 3). Before this specimen surfaced the Victory advancing right type was only known for COS III (group 5) and later issues at Ephesus. Normally for COS II Victory is advancing left, so, this is the earliest example of the Victory advancing right. The mint mark is a bit obscured, but under examination with a loupe I believe it to be Φ. I alerted Ted Buttrey about the coin and he has assigned it as RIC 1412A in the upcoming RIC II Addenda.

Good Ephesian style and large flan. Better in hand.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/17 at 13:56FlaviusDomitianus: Nice catch!
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Greek, Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Lockett parts 1-5,GREEK, Satraps of Caria Maussolos AR Tetradrachm circa 377-353 BC 24 mm 15.25g 12h15 viewsRichard Cyril Lockett plate 9,2382,Prof.S.Pozzi,Plate LXXVII,2624.4 commentsGrant H02/14/17 at 12:09*Alex: What is the book or reference this coin is in? Cer...
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Vespasian-RIC-1412A50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.07g
Ephesus mint, 70 AD
RIC 1412A (R3), BMC - , RSC - , RPC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm; at lower r., horizontal Φ
Acquired from Munthandel G Henzen, February 2017.

A previously unknown type for Vespasian's Ephesian denarii dated COS II (group 3). Before this specimen surfaced the Victory advancing right type was only known for COS III (group 5) and later issues at Ephesus. Normally for COS II Victory is advancing left, so, this is the earliest example of the Victory advancing right. The mint mark is a bit obscured, but under examination with a loupe I believe it to be Φ. I alerted Ted Buttrey about the coin and he has assigned it as RIC 1412A in the upcoming RIC II Addenda.

Good Ephesian style and large flan. Better in hand.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/17 at 07:41Randygeki(h2): Sweet score David
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Antoninus Pius AR Denarius.6 viewsObv. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII, laureate head right.
Rev. COS IIII, Annona standing left before modius filled with corn ears, holding two corn ears and anchor.
References: RIC 162; RSC 283.
3.06g, 17mm.
2 commentsCanaan02/14/17 at 07:40Canaan: Thanks Randy
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Taras, Calabria6 views280-228 BC
AR Obol (10mm, 0.57g).
O: Kantharos; pellet above and to right, flying Nike with wreath to left.
R: Kantharos; pellet above and to left, E to right.  
Vlasto 1668v (Nike to right); HN Italy 1076
Scarce
ex London Ancient Coins

Another unpublished variety, this one a mirror image of Vlasto 1445, with Nike flying left instead of right.
3 commentsEnodia02/14/17 at 07:40Randygeki(h2): Nice! Another neat addition!
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C POBLICIUS QF ROMAN REPUBLIC; AR Serratus Denarius4 viewsOBVERSE: ROMA, draped bust of Roma right, helmeted & decorated with corn ears, control mark letter above
REVERSE: C•POBLICI•Q•F, Hercules strangling the Nemean lion, club at his feet
Struck at Rome 80 BC
3.88g, 16mm
Cr380/1, Syd 768, Poblicia 9
1 commentsLegatus02/14/17 at 07:40Randygeki(h2): I like it
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162 Magnus Maximus (383-388 A.D.), Arles, RIC IX 026a-S, -/-//SCON, AE-2 Follis, REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor, #173 views162 Magnus Maximus (383-388 A.D.), Arles, RIC IX 026a-S, -/-//SCON, AE-2 Follis, REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor, #1
avers:- D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor standing left, holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling, turreted woman.
exergo: -/-//SCON, diameter: 22,0-24,0mm, weight: 5,80g, axis: 6h,
mint: Arles, date: 383-388 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-26a-S, p-, Sear 20650,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/14/17 at 07:40Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Antoninus Pius AR Denarius.6 viewsObv. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII, laureate head right.
Rev. COS IIII, Annona standing left before modius filled with corn ears, holding two corn ears and anchor.
References: RIC 162; RSC 283.
3.06g, 17mm.
2 commentsCanaan02/14/17 at 07:39Randygeki(h2): Nice portrait
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Vespasian-RIC-1412A50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.07g
Ephesus mint, 70 AD
RIC 1412A (R3), BMC - , RSC - , RPC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm; at lower r., horizontal Φ
Acquired from Munthandel G Henzen, February 2017.

A previously unknown type for Vespasian's Ephesian denarii dated COS II (group 3). Before this specimen surfaced the Victory advancing right type was only known for COS III (group 5) and later issues at Ephesus. Normally for COS II Victory is advancing left, so, this is the earliest example of the Victory advancing right. The mint mark is a bit obscured, but under examination with a loupe I believe it to be Φ. I alerted Ted Buttrey about the coin and he has assigned it as RIC 1412A in the upcoming RIC II Addenda.

Good Ephesian style and large flan. Better in hand.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/17 at 03:05Jay GT4: Fantastic David!
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Troas, Alexandreia, Maximinus I, Bellinger A36241 viewsMaximinus I, AD 235-238
AE 26, 8.18g, 25.7mm
obv. IMP MAXI - MINVS PIVS AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. COL AVG - TR - O
Poseidon, nude, stg. r., l. foot set on dolphin, trident in raised r. hand ready for thrust, holding in
extended l. hand hippocampus
Bellinger A362, type 38 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 171
about VF
The same rev. is known from Anchialos for Severus, Varbanov (engl.) 712

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'.
2 commentsJochen02/14/17 at 02:32ancientone: Amazing coin!
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AE weight, 1 Nomisma, dotted pattern both side, dotted cross left down, and dotted rosette (?) etc..#3576 viewsAE weight, 1 Nomisma, dotted pattern both side, dotted cross left down, and dotted rosette (?) etc..#35
type: Byzantine AE weight, There is a coin weight to 1 Nomisma = 4 Scripula.
The lettering N with rosette = No is clearly Greek, cross with 4 points stylized 4 scripula.
size: 13x13x3mm,
weight: 3,95g,
date: 5th.-7th. centuries A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantine,
Q-035
2 commentsquadrans02/13/17 at 20:21Jay GT4: Good one Q
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AE weight (4 nomismata), marked with Golden color Chi-Rho #51,85 viewsAE weight (4 nomismata), marked with Golden color Chi-Rho #51,
type: AE four-cornered weight, engraved square inside Christogram (Chi-Rho, marked with golden color), both side unredable symbols (hope Α-Ω ). In addition to the ich lines outside the 4 points (mean 4 nomismata ?).
size: 27x25x4mm,
weight: 17,83g, (4 nomismata, exactly 17.84g; 4x4,46 = 17.84g).
date: 6th-8th cent. A.D.,
ref: Not official, may be hommade,
distribution: Byzatine ?,
Q-051
"This is really a beautiful and rare weight. Congratulations!
From my point of view it is a nominal to 4 nomismata, exactly 17.83 g (4x4,46 = 17.84 g). Each side of the weight is separately punched with 4 points which means lettering for 4 nomismata.
Within the Christogram the letters Α-Ω are to be read. These were engraved faulty. No official weight, but a homemade version (see Simon Bendall). The Christogam was marked with golden color no gold inlay!
dated approx. 6th-8th cent. AD
similar weights were found in Bulgaria. by Basil, Thanks "

3 commentsquadrans02/13/17 at 20:21Jay GT4: Cool!
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 723, Siscia, PROVIDENT AVG, Bust-G, -/S//XXI, Providentia standing left, #174 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 723, Siscia, PROVIDENT AVG, Bust-G, -/S//XXI, Providentia standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.(G)
revers:- PROVIDENT-AVG, Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
exe: -/S//XXI, diameter: 21,0-22,2 mm, weight: 3,17g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 4th emission of Siscia, late 277, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-723, p-94, C-485, Alföldi type 53, n° 46;
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/13/17 at 15:13Barnaba6: nice!
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Probus13 viewsAE-Antoninianus
Ov: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back.
Rv: ROMAE AETER; Emperor standing right, receiving Victory from Roma seated left on shield, holding spear.
QXXT
Ticinum
RIC 407
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/13/17 at 10:53Barnaba6: Congrats Simon! Now I understand everything
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 723, Siscia, PROVIDENT AVG, Bust-G, -/S//XXI, Providentia standing left, #174 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 723, Siscia, PROVIDENT AVG, Bust-G, -/S//XXI, Providentia standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.(G)
revers:- PROVIDENT-AVG, Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
exe: -/S//XXI, diameter: 21,0-22,2 mm, weight: 3,17g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 4th emission of Siscia, late 277, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-723, p-94, C-485, Alföldi type 53, n° 46;
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/13/17 at 06:46Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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119 Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), Roma, RIC V-II 161, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//XXIΓ, IOVI CONSERVAT AVG, Jupiter standing left, #180 views119 Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), Roma, RIC V-II 161, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//XXIΓ, IOVI CONSERVAT AVG, Jupiter standing left, #1
avers:- IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG (5-F), Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- IOVI CONSERVAT AVG, Jupiter standing left holding thunderbolt and scepter.
exerg: -/-//XXIΓ, diameter: 22,0mm, weight: 2,15 g, axes: -h,
mint: Roma, date: 286-7 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-161, p-236,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/13/17 at 06:38Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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AE weight (4 nomismata), marked with Golden color Chi-Rho #51,85 viewsAE weight (4 nomismata), marked with Golden color Chi-Rho #51,
type: AE four-cornered weight, engraved square inside Christogram (Chi-Rho, marked with golden color), both side unredable symbols (hope Α-Ω ). In addition to the ich lines outside the 4 points (mean 4 nomismata ?).
size: 27x25x4mm,
weight: 17,83g, (4 nomismata, exactly 17.84g; 4x4,46 = 17.84g).
date: 6th-8th cent. A.D.,
ref: Not official, may be hommade,
distribution: Byzatine ?,
Q-051
"This is really a beautiful and rare weight. Congratulations!
From my point of view it is a nominal to 4 nomismata, exactly 17.83 g (4x4,46 = 17.84 g). Each side of the weight is separately punched with 4 points which means lettering for 4 nomismata.
Within the Christogram the letters Α-Ω are to be read. These were engraved faulty. No official weight, but a homemade version (see Simon Bendall). The Christogam was marked with golden color no gold inlay!
dated approx. 6th-8th cent. AD
similar weights were found in Bulgaria. by Basil, Thanks "

3 commentsquadrans02/13/17 at 06:38Randygeki(h2): Very cool! Don't think Ive ever seen one like ...
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 423F, Rome, -/-//KAs, VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, 85 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 423F, Rome, -/-//KAs, VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left,
avers:- IMP-NVMERIANVS-AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, holding globe and scepter.
exerg: -/-//KAs, diameter: 22,5-25,0mm, weight: 3,21g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, 3rd. emission, date: 283 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 423F, p-196,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/13/17 at 06:37Randygeki(h2): Indeed, neat coin
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Gallienus ( 253 - 268 A.D.)28 viewsBillon Tetradrachm
O: A K Π ΛI OY ΓAΛΛIANOC EY EY C, bearded, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Nike (Victory) walking right, wreath extended in right, palm frond over shoulder in left, L - S flanking across field.
Alexandria Mint 258 -259 A.D.
21.6mm
9.13g
Savio pl. 271, 10525 (same dies); BMC Alexandria p. 286, 2194; Milne 3995; SNG Cop 768; Kampmann 90.31; Emmett 3736 (R2)

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
4 commentsMat02/13/17 at 03:27Nicholas Z: Very neat Mat. First time I have seen a portrait ...
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 423F, Rome, -/-//KAs, VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, 85 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 423F, Rome, -/-//KAs, VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left,
avers:- IMP-NVMERIANVS-AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, holding globe and scepter.
exerg: -/-//KAs, diameter: 22,5-25,0mm, weight: 3,21g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, 3rd. emission, date: 283 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 423F, p-196,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/13/17 at 00:00Mat: Nice flan on this one
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Octacian, Bronze, Macedonia16 viewsOctacian, Bronze, Macedonia:

RPC, I, 1554. (not verified)
28-27 BC,
AE (g 10,53; mm 21; h 12);

Av: Crowned head of Caesar r.; before, [Θ]EOΣ,
Rv: ΘEΣΣA - ΛONIKEΩN, bare head of Octavianus r.; below, Δ. RPC, I, 1554.

For me a great coin to own a portrait of Caesar, without having to pay the amounts being asked for one struck in Rome

Ex Bertolami Fine arts, Auction 24, Numismatics, London, 23.06.2016, #593
1 commentsNorbert02/12/17 at 19:21Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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30c. Constantine II: Antioch.2 viewsAE3, 335, Antioch mint.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C / Laureate bust of Constantine II.
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS / Two soldiers, each holding spear and shield, two standards between them.
Mint mark: SMANS
2.17 gm., 16 mm.
RIC #87; LRBC #1357; Sear #17343.
1 commentsCallimachus02/12/17 at 19:18Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Gallienus ( 253 - 268 A.D.)28 viewsBillon Tetradrachm
O: A K Π ΛI OY ΓAΛΛIANOC EY EY C, bearded, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Nike (Victory) walking right, wreath extended in right, palm frond over shoulder in left, L - S flanking across field.
Alexandria Mint 258 -259 A.D.
21.6mm
9.13g
Savio pl. 271, 10525 (same dies); BMC Alexandria p. 286, 2194; Milne 3995; SNG Cop 768; Kampmann 90.31; Emmett 3736 (R2)

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
4 commentsMat02/12/17 at 19:14Randygeki(h2): Neat coin Mat!
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Gallienus ( 253 - 268 A.D.)28 viewsBillon Tetradrachm
O: A K Π ΛI OY ΓAΛΛIANOC EY EY C, bearded, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Nike (Victory) walking right, wreath extended in right, palm frond over shoulder in left, L - S flanking across field.
Alexandria Mint 258 -259 A.D.
21.6mm
9.13g
Savio pl. 271, 10525 (same dies); BMC Alexandria p. 286, 2194; Milne 3995; SNG Cop 768; Kampmann 90.31; Emmett 3736 (R2)

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
4 commentsMat02/12/17 at 17:16shanxi: nice coin with interesstíng portrait
galtet.jpg
Gallienus ( 253 - 268 A.D.)28 viewsBillon Tetradrachm
O: A K Π ΛI OY ΓAΛΛIANOC EY EY C, bearded, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Nike (Victory) walking right, wreath extended in right, palm frond over shoulder in left, L - S flanking across field.
Alexandria Mint 258 -259 A.D.
21.6mm
9.13g
Savio pl. 271, 10525 (same dies); BMC Alexandria p. 286, 2194; Milne 3995; SNG Cop 768; Kampmann 90.31; Emmett 3736 (R2)

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
4 commentsMat02/12/17 at 17:15okidoki: very nice Mat
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Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.30 viewsSilver denarius, RIC IV 120, RSC III 440, BMCRE VI 930, Hunter III 66, SRCV II 7915, Superb EF, excellent portrait, fantastic Sol, perfect centering, a couple small encrustations on the obverse, tiny edge cracks, Rome mint, weight 3.056g, maximum diameter 20.2mm, die axis 180o, 233 A.D.; obverse IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Sol standing left, radiate, nude but for cloak on shoulders billowing behind, raising right commanding the sun to rise, whip vertical behind in left.

Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was the sun god of the later Roman Empire and a patron of soldiers. In 274 the Roman emperor Aurelian made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults. The god was favored by emperors after Aurelian and appeared on their coins until Constantine. The last inscription referring to Sol Invictus dates to 387 and there were enough devotees in the 5th century that Augustine found it necessary to preach against them. It is commonly claimed that the date of 25 December for Christmas was selected in order to correspond with the Roman festival of Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, or "Birthday of the Unconquered Sun."
5 commentsSam02/12/17 at 09:33nigel n: very nice !
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ELYMAIAN KINGDOM: Kamnaskires-Orodes52 viewsElymaian Kingdom: Kamnaskires-Orodes. Early-mid 2nd century A.D. Æ tetradrachm (29 mm, 15.18 g). Bearded facing bust, wearing diadem with tuft of hair on top of head; in right field, star-in-crescent above anchor; small pellet between anchor and hair / Dashes. Van’t Haaff 12.1, subtype 1-3D; Alram 481. Brown patina. Very fine.

Ex. Triskeles Auctions, Auction 7, Lot 64.
Thanks, Barry!
3 commentsMolinari02/11/17 at 23:19Robert L3: Such a great example. Congrats!
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Julia Domna, Denarius, VENVS VICTRIX5 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna
B. ca. 170 - D. 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: 210AD
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA: Draped bust, right.
R: VENVS VICTRIX; Venus standing left, naked to waist, learning on column to right, holding palm and helmet, shield at feet, left.
Rome Mint
Aorta: 140: B6, O2, R102, T129, M4.
RIC 581; Sear RCV, 6610; RSC 215; BMC 90.
Agora Auctions, Sale 64, Lot 64-213.
1/24/17 2/10/17
3 commentsNicholas Z02/11/17 at 14:44Mat: Nice portrait on it
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BASTIEN 269 TEMPR FELICI (SIC!)10 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: TEMPR FELICI (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.28g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 20-22mm
RIC: 104 VAR.
BASTIEN 269 (59 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 797
4 commentsBarnaba602/11/17 at 13:44Barnaba6: Yes, I've seen it and am jealous This erro...
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155 - Licinius - AE Follis - RIC VII Antioch 35 var7 viewsObv:- IMP C VAL LICAN (sic) LICINIVS P F AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, eagle at foot left, captive at foot right, X II Mu right
Minted in Antioch (//SMANTZ). A.D. 321-323
Reference:- RIC VII Antioch 35 var (LICAN for LICIN)
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/17 at 09:30Pekka K: Looks like die failure on letter "I", however. Not...
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - Barbarous imitation of Falling Horseman8 viewsObv:- CONSTANTIVS AVG, Pearl diaidemed, draped and 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
Copies a coin minted in Cyzicus (//SMK)

2.07 gms. 19.16 gms.

Remarkably good style.
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/17 at 08:57quadrans: Nice one ..
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170 - Constantius II - AE4 - Barbarous imitation of Falling Horseman5 viewsObv:- DN IIIII, Pearl diaidemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– [FEL TE]M -P[ 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 wears a phrygian cap
Barbarous imitiative
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/17 at 08:27Randygeki(h2): I kinda like it
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - Barbarous imitation of Falling Horseman8 viewsObv:- CONSTANTIVS AVG, Pearl diaidemed, draped and 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
Copies a coin minted in Cyzicus (//SMK)

2.07 gms. 19.16 gms.

Remarkably good style.
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/17 at 07:47maridvnvm: details updated
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Time of Constantine I and Sons3 viewsAE Reduced Follis, 17mm, 2.7g, 6h; Trier mint, AD 330-331
Obv.: VRBS ROMA; Helmeted head of Roma left.
Rev.: She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, two stars above // TRP•
Reference: RIC VII 529, p. 215
From the YOC Collection, 17-17-35
1 commentsJohn Anthony02/11/17 at 07:11Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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Postumus, AD 260-2692 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 22x19mm, 3.3g, 6h; Cologne mint.
Obv.: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. VIRTVS AVG; Virtus, helmeted, standing right, holding spear with his right hand and resting his left on a shield set on ground.
Reference: RIC Vb 93, p. 344
From the YOC Collection, Mossy Bottom Barn Hoard
1 commentsJohn Anthony02/11/17 at 07:11Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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L. Cornelius Sulla, Denarius4 viewsL. Cornelius Sulla, Denarius

RRC 359/2
84-83 bc
4,36 gr.

AV: Diademed head of Venus r.; in r. field, Cupid standing l., holding palm branch; below, L·SVLLA.
Rv: IMPER Jug and lituus between two trophies; below, ITERVM.

Minted during his march on Rome.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, Auct 98, 12.12.2016, Lot 1001
2 commentsNorbert02/11/17 at 07:10Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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064 - Septimius Severus limes denarius - copies RIC - (cf 484(a) 5 viewsBarbarous Denarius
Obv:– L SEPT SEVE PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– MONE AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Barbarous copy imitating coins minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Reference:– Copies similar to BMC 448 Note (citing Cohen 332 (no authority cited)). RIC - (cf 484(a) (rated S)). Cohen 332
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/17 at 07:09Randygeki(h2): An interesting and neat coin.
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - Barbarous imitation of Falling Horseman8 viewsObv:- CONSTANTIVS AVG, Pearl diaidemed, draped and 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
Copies a coin minted in Cyzicus (//SMK)

2.07 gms. 19.16 gms.

Remarkably good style.
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/17 at 07:09Randygeki(h2): Very nice! How big is it?
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Amiens 484 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed
Minted in Amiens (//AMB). 353 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Amiens 48 (C)

Ex John Casey Collection

22 mm, 5.08g

John was employed at Durham between 1972 and 2000, retiring as Reader in Archaeology. He was a well-known Romanist and numismatics scholar who undertook excavations at the Roman forts of Brecon Gaer (nr Aberyscir) and Segontium (Gwynedd), the Roman town of Venta Silurum (Caerwent), the Roman temple at Lydney (Gloucestershire) and the Greta Bridge vicus in County Durham.

His books included Coins and the Archaeologist (1974, 2nd ed. 1988), The end of Roman Britain (1979), Roman coinage in Britain (1980), Understanding Ancient Coins (1986). He was the author of numerous articles on Roman coinage and hoards, including the finds from Piercebridge.
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/17 at 07:08Randygeki(h2): Congrats. This is a nice example of a hard mint to...
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Julia Domna, Denarius, VENVS VICTRIX5 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna
B. ca. 170 - D. 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: 210AD
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA: Draped bust, right.
R: VENVS VICTRIX; Venus standing left, naked to waist, learning on column to right, holding palm and helmet, shield at feet, left.
Rome Mint
Aorta: 140: B6, O2, R102, T129, M4.
RIC 581; Sear RCV, 6610; RSC 215; BMC 90.
Agora Auctions, Sale 64, Lot 64-213.
1/24/17 2/10/17
3 commentsNicholas Z02/11/17 at 06:12Jay GT4: Lovely lady
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064 - Septimius Severus limes denarius - copies RIC - (cf 484(a) 5 viewsBarbarous Denarius
Obv:– L SEPT SEVE PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– MONE AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Barbarous copy imitating coins minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Reference:– Copies similar to BMC 448 Note (citing Cohen 332 (no authority cited)). RIC - (cf 484(a) (rated S)). Cohen 332
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/10/17 at 23:14Mat: This is a great coin, Martin
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Attica, Athens3 viewsAR tetradrachm, 25mm, 17g, 3h; 449-404 BC
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right, archaic eye.
Rev.: A Θ E; Owl right, tail as single prong.
Reference: Cf. SNG Cop. 1621, 17-12-525
1 commentsJohn Anthony02/10/17 at 21:04Jay GT4: Great!
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Otho24 viewsOtho Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria . YEAR 1
C. 69 AD
13.44g
25mm
obv. Otho laureate head right, LA before / rev. bust of Alexandria right in elephant skin headdress. RPC 5358. Dattari 324
Grey tone with good metal and detail. SCARCE
Ex John Casey Collection


5 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/10/17 at 20:26Jay GT4: Love these!
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M. Furius L.f. Philus, Denarius3 viewsM. Furius L.f. Philus, Denarius

RRC 281/1
119 bc
3,86 gr

Av: Laureate head of Janus, M. FOVRI. L. F around
Rv: Roma standing left, wearing Corinthian helmet and holding sceptre, crowning trophy flanked by a carnyx and shield on each side; above her head, star; to right, ROMA; in exergue, PHLI.

On the defeat of the Allobroges and Averni and the triumph in 120.

Ex Artemide Aste Asta Numismatica XLVI (3-4 Dicembre 2016 - live ore 15:00), Lot 130:
1 commentsNorbert02/10/17 at 20:25Jay GT4: Excellent!
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L. Cornelius Sulla, Denarius4 viewsL. Cornelius Sulla, Denarius

RRC 359/2
84-83 bc
4,36 gr.

AV: Diademed head of Venus r.; in r. field, Cupid standing l., holding palm branch; below, L·SVLLA.
Rv: IMPER Jug and lituus between two trophies; below, ITERVM.

Minted during his march on Rome.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, Auct 98, 12.12.2016, Lot 1001
2 commentsNorbert02/10/17 at 20:25Jay GT4: Wonderful example!
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Hadrian Dupondius6 viewsObv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, radiate bust right with drapery on left shoulder.
Rev. COS III S C, Salus seated left resting left arm on chair and with patera in right hand feeding snake coiled around altar to left.
Mint: Rome, 124-128 A.D.

27mm 14.51g

RIC 657, C. 370
1 commentskc02/10/17 at 18:39Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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RPC II 2596 Domitianus17 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓEΡΜ, Laureate head of Domitian right, with aegis
Rev: L IA, Demeter standing right, holding torch and corn-ears
AE/Hemidrachm (29.61 mm 16.319 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 9-92 A.D.
RPC II 2596, Dattari-Savio 477 (this coin), SNG France 4 927
from the G. Dattari collection
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 28 lot 317
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/10/17 at 18:03Jim H: I think those are the two sweetest words in coin c...
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BASTIEN 269 TEMPR FELICI (SIC!)10 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: TEMPR FELICI (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.28g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 20-22mm
RIC: 104 VAR.
BASTIEN 269 (59 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 797
4 commentsBarnaba602/10/17 at 16:48maridvnvm: The reason I mention it is that TEMPR FELICI does ...
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835 Hadrian Dupondius 117 AD Concordia46 viewsReference.
RIC 538b; C. 260; BMC 1107; Strack 502

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

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

12.31gr
28 mm
12h
.
Note.
CNG Sale 11/09.
From the Estate Collection of Dr. Richard Doty
9 commentsokidoki02/10/17 at 16:10kc: Superb
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Otho24 viewsOtho Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria . YEAR 1
C. 69 AD
13.44g
25mm
obv. Otho laureate head right, LA before / rev. bust of Alexandria right in elephant skin headdress. RPC 5358. Dattari 324
Grey tone with good metal and detail. SCARCE
Ex John Casey Collection


5 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/10/17 at 14:38Mat: Stunning coin, congrats!
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Probus Silvered AE Antoninianus. . 276 - 282 AD4 viewsObv. IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev. CLEMENTIA TEMP, emperor standing right, holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter, standing left, holding scepter, Q in the middle, XX1* in exergue. Almost fully silvered.
RIC 905
21 mm , 3.67 gr
2 commentsCanaan02/10/17 at 13:09Canaan: Thanks Randy
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Vespasian denarius RIC 84128 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right.

COS VII
Bull standing right.

Rome, 76 AD.

3.21g

RIC II 841

Scarce

Ex-Numisantique
6 commentsJay GT402/10/17 at 12:31Canaan: very good example, congrats
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Otho24 viewsOtho Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria . YEAR 1
C. 69 AD
13.44g
25mm
obv. Otho laureate head right, LA before / rev. bust of Alexandria right in elephant skin headdress. RPC 5358. Dattari 324
Grey tone with good metal and detail. SCARCE
Ex John Casey Collection


5 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/10/17 at 12:26Canaan: What a great addition congrats
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Otho24 viewsOtho Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria . YEAR 1
C. 69 AD
13.44g
25mm
obv. Otho laureate head right, LA before / rev. bust of Alexandria right in elephant skin headdress. RPC 5358. Dattari 324
Grey tone with good metal and detail. SCARCE
Ex John Casey Collection


5 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/10/17 at 07:38quadrans: Ohh great one..
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RPC II 2596 Domitianus17 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓEΡΜ, Laureate head of Domitian right, with aegis
Rev: L IA, Demeter standing right, holding torch and corn-ears
AE/Hemidrachm (29.61 mm 16.319 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 9-92 A.D.
RPC II 2596, Dattari-Savio 477 (this coin), SNG France 4 927
from the G. Dattari collection
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 28 lot 317
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/10/17 at 07:20Randygeki(h2): Indeed
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Nike, Athena, Choreios magistrate 8 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE21, Circa 133-27 BC
Choreios, magistrate
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet; XOPEIOY (magistrate) below
Rev.: ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ, Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm.
AE, 7.11g, 21mm
Ref.: SNG France 1800-2
2 commentsshanxi02/10/17 at 07:13Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Owl, Athena, ΓA HM monograms 5 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE18, 200-133 BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet with star
Rev.: Owl with spread wings standing on palm, ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ above and below, ΓA HM monograms
AE, 3.28g, 16mm
Ref.:
2 commentsshanxi02/10/17 at 07:13Randygeki(h2): Me too, neat coin
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Constans AE23. 347-348 AD. Nicomedia14 viewsObverse: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding Phoenix on globe and labarum , piloted by Victory, star in right field,
Mintmark: SMNA

References: RIC VIII Nicomedia 64, rated Rare.
23mm, 5.4 grams.
1 commentsCanaan02/10/17 at 07:10Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Probus Silvered AE Antoninianus. . 276 - 282 AD4 viewsObv. IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev. CLEMENTIA TEMP, emperor standing right, holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter, standing left, holding scepter, Q in the middle, XX1* in exergue. Almost fully silvered.
RIC 905
21 mm , 3.67 gr
2 commentsCanaan02/10/17 at 07:10Randygeki(h2): good example
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RIC 0318 Vespasianus16 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Laureate head right.
Rev: RO - MA / S C (in field); Roma standing left, in military dress, holding spear and parazonium.
AE/As (28.38 mm 10.152 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D.
RIC 318 (R3), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 28 lot 544
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/10/17 at 07:09Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Tarsos, Cilicia10 viewsAutonomous issue
164-27 BC
AE21 (21mm, 7.39g)
O: Turreted, veiled, draped bust of Tyche right, within dotted border.
R: Pyre of Sandon in the form of a pyramidal structure, containing figure of Sandon standing on a horned and winged lion, surmounting garlanded square basis; eagle perched on apex, M and H monograms to left, TAPΣEΩN to right.
Sear 5672
From the David Cannon Collection. ex Beast Coins
2 commentsEnodia02/10/17 at 07:08Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Otho24 viewsOtho Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria . YEAR 1
C. 69 AD
13.44g
25mm
obv. Otho laureate head right, LA before / rev. bust of Alexandria right in elephant skin headdress. RPC 5358. Dattari 324
Grey tone with good metal and detail. SCARCE
Ex John Casey Collection


5 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/10/17 at 06:54Enodia: terrific coin!
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008 VITELLIUS9 viewsEMPEROR: Vitellius
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP, laureate head right
REVERSE: CONCORDIA P R, Concordia seated left, holding patera & cornucopiae
DATE: AD April - December 69
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 3.14 g
RIC: I.66 (S)
1 commentsBarnaba602/09/17 at 23:09Jay GT4: Nice!
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004b CLAUDIUS4 viewsEMPEROR: Claudius
DENOMINATION: As
OBVERSE: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left
REVERSE: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S-C, Libertas standing facing with pileus, extending left hand
DATE: Ad 42-54
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 11.61 g
RIC: 113
1 commentsBarnaba602/09/17 at 23:07Jay GT4: Amazing coin!
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010 TITUS6 viewsEMPEROR: Titus
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right
REVERSE: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, throne with back in form of a diadem
DATE: 80 AD
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 3.31 g
RIC: II.24a (C)
1 commentsBarnaba602/09/17 at 23:06Jay GT4: Great chubby portrait
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001 AUGUSTUS SIGNIS RECEPTIS 15 viewsEMPEROR: Augustus
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: CAESAR AVGVSTVS, Bare head of Augustus right
REVERSE: SIGNIS RECEPTIS, round shield inscribed CL V between aquila and standard; SPQR around shield
DATE: c19-18 BC
MINT: Colonia Patricia (Spain)
WEIGHT: 4.00 g
RIC: I.86a (C)
1 commentsBarnaba602/09/17 at 23:05Jay GT4: Wonderful coin. Congrats!
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RIC 0318 Vespasianus16 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Laureate head right.
Rev: RO - MA / S C (in field); Roma standing left, in military dress, holding spear and parazonium.
AE/As (28.38 mm 10.152 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D.
RIC 318 (R3), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 28 lot 544
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/09/17 at 23:01David Atherton: Tremendous!
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RPC II 2596 Domitianus17 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓEΡΜ, Laureate head of Domitian right, with aegis
Rev: L IA, Demeter standing right, holding torch and corn-ears
AE/Hemidrachm (29.61 mm 16.319 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 9-92 A.D.
RPC II 2596, Dattari-Savio 477 (this coin), SNG France 4 927
from the G. Dattari collection
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 28 lot 317
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/09/17 at 17:39Jay GT4: Nice find and great provenance!
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RIC 0318 Vespasianus16 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Laureate head right.
Rev: RO - MA / S C (in field); Roma standing left, in military dress, holding spear and parazonium.
AE/As (28.38 mm 10.152 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D.
RIC 318 (R3), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 28 lot 544
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/09/17 at 17:39Jay GT4: I like it!
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067 MAGNENTIUS6 viewsEMPEROR: Magnentius
DENOMINATION: AE2
OBVERSE: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right, A to left
REVERSE: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; S V
EXERGUE: RPLG
DATE: 350 AD
MINT: Lugdunum
WEIGHT: 5.20 g
RIC VIII 123
Bastien 169
2 commentsBarnaba602/09/17 at 14:30Barnaba6: Thans for the comment!
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Postumus5 viewsPostumus AR Antoninianus, Lyons. 259 AD. IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / PM TRP COS I PP, Postumus standing left, holding globe and spear. RIC V-II Lyons 53

Better Photo
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/09/17 at 10:24shanxi: nice bust
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Argolis. Argos 27 viewsArgolis. Argos AR Triobol / Wolf
Attribution: BCD Peloponnesos 1075
Date: 330-270 BC
Obverse: Forepart of wolf at bay left
Reverse: N - I flanking large A, club below, grapes to left, all in incuse square
Size: 14.02mm
Weight: 2.62 grams
7 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/09/17 at 10:17Canaan: Just perfect, i love it.
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm.12 views Circa 454-404 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31. 16.01g, 23mm, well centred.2 commentsCanaan02/09/17 at 10:05Canaan: They were on my wish list for long time and when i...
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Double Struck Constantius II FT20 viewsDouble Struck
Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, Constantinople, 351-355 AD, 20mm, 3.7g, RIC 112
OBV: DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, delta behind
REV: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman left, B in left field, CONS in ex.
2 commentsRomanorvm02/09/17 at 08:24Randygeki(h2): Thats neat
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Probus Horseback RIC V 62910 viewsProbus, 278 AD, Siscia, 25mm, 3.45g, RIC V 629, Alföldi type 5, No 67.
OBV: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, radiate bust left in consular robe, eagle tipped scepter in right
REV: ADVENTIS AVG, Emperor riding left, hand raised and holding sceptre
XXIS in Exergue
3 commentsSRukke02/09/17 at 08:24Randygeki(h2): Thats awesome!
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Septimius Severus Hercules RIC 4a 7910 viewsSeptimius Severus, Denarius, Rome, 19mm, 2.36g, RSC 210, RIC 4a 79,
OBV: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP VIII, Laureate bust right
REV: HERCVLI DEFENS, Hercules standing right, leaning on club and holding lion's skin and bow
1 commentsSRukke02/09/17 at 08:23Randygeki(h2): I like that portrait style
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Postumus Jupitor RIC 5b 3118 viewsPostumus, Lugdunum, 260 - 261 AD, 2.77g, 19mm, RIC 5b 311, RSC 161a
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: IOVI VICTORI, Jupitor standing right, hurling thunderbolt
1 commentsSRukke02/09/17 at 08:23Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Julianus II AE3 361-363 AD Sirmium mint5 viewsObverse: DN FL CL IULI-ANVS PF AVG; Helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed bust left holding spear and shield
Reverse: VOT/X/MVLT/XX in four lines enclose by wreath, ASIRM in Exergue

RIC 108
1 commentsdaverino02/09/17 at 08:21Randygeki(h2): Great portrait!
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Vespasian, 69 - 79 AD9 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TRP PP, laureate head of Vespasian facing right.

Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory walking right, holding a wreath in extended right hand, and a palm frond in the other; ɸ lower left (unstruck).

Silver Denarius, Ephesus Mint, 70 AD

3.099 grams, 17.3 mm, 0°

RIC IIi 1412, RSC II 278a, S2272 (mm variety), VM 38

Ex: FORVM
2 commentsMatt Inglima02/09/17 at 08:21Randygeki(h2): Indeed, great coin!
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Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochos I Soter, 281-261 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Seleukeia on Tigris 7 viewsDiademed head of the mature Antiochos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY (of King Antiochos) Apollo seated left on omphalos, examining arrow held in right hand and resting left on bow, monograms in outer left (ПA) and outer right (HP) fields

SC 379.1; ESM 143; Sear GCV 6866 var.; HGC 9, 128g. Seleukeia on the Tigris mint.

(32 mm, 16.91 g, 1h).
Freeman & Sear.

Antiochos I, the son of Seleukos I came to the throne at age 44, having already been ruler of the Eastern satrapies from ca. 294 BC. Little is known of the detail of Antiochos’ reign other than the fact that he was victorious over Galatian invaders of Asia Minor in 273 BC, which earned him the title of “Soter“(Saviour). He was the first of his line to place his own portrait on his coinage. He also introduced the Apollo on omphalos reverse that became the most recognizable symbol of the Seleukid dynasty.
1 commentsn.igma02/09/17 at 08:20Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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2015 ELIZABETH II DECIMAL Bimetallic TWO POUNDS4 viewsObverse: ELIZABETH II DEI.GRA.REG.FID.DEF.2015. Diademed head of Elizabeth II facing right.
Reverse: TWO POUNDS. Three quarter helmeted bust of Britannia facing right, shield at her side, right hand holding trident over her shoulder.
Edge: QUATUOR MARIA VINDICO.
Diameter 28.4mm | Weight 15.97gms

This is the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to be used on circulating UK coinage since she was crowned in 1953. It was designed by (Mr) Jody Clark and was introduced in March 2015 to replace the previous portrait on all circulating UK coins. The Royal diadem which the Queen is shown wearing on this coin is the one she wears on her way to and from the State Opening of Parliament.

This 2015 two pound coin welcomed Britannia back onto circulating UK coinage, Britannia having not featured on any UK circulating coin after she was removed from the reverse of 50p coins in 2008. The new portrait of Britannia was designed by sculptor Antony Dofort and is meant to present Britannia in a modern era.
The edge legend of "QUATUOR MARIA VINDICO" meaning "I claim the four seas" previously featured as a reverse legend on coins bearing a Britannia design during the reign of Charles II, but those coins were never issued for general circulation.
See http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-117404

1 comments*Alex02/09/17 at 08:19Randygeki(h2): I like this one
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1335 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 132-34 AD Octastyle temple Artemis standing16 viewsReference.
RPC --; Metclaf 10; RIC 475 var. (legend); RPC III 1335 var. (obv. legend).

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare head right

Rev. [D]IA-NA / EPHESIA
Tetrastyle temple on three or four steps; within, cult image of Artemis of Ephesus (no stags)

10.97 gr
27 mm
5h

note.
There is evidence of the undertype on the obverse, below the truncation of Hadrian's neck: 'IMP CAE
3 commentsokidoki02/09/17 at 08:13Randygeki(h2): Great coin!!
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm.12 views Circa 454-404 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31. 16.01g, 23mm, well centred.2 commentsCanaan02/09/17 at 08:12Randygeki(h2): Cool. I still need to find one for myself
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067 MAGNENTIUS6 viewsEMPEROR: Magnentius
DENOMINATION: AE2
OBVERSE: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right, A to left
REVERSE: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; S V
EXERGUE: RPLG
DATE: 350 AD
MINT: Lugdunum
WEIGHT: 5.20 g
RIC VIII 123
Bastien 169
2 commentsBarnaba602/09/17 at 08:12Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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ALFOLDI 015.00711 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A//XXI
WEIGHT 4.02g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC: 647 VAR.
ALFOLDI 015.007
COLLECTION NO. 840
3 commentsBarnaba602/09/17 at 08:11Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Vespasian denarius RIC 84128 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right.

COS VII
Bull standing right.

Rome, 76 AD.

3.21g

RIC II 841

Scarce

Ex-Numisantique
6 commentsJay GT402/09/17 at 08:10Randygeki(h2): Nice find Jay
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659 Hadrian Dupondius Roma 124-28 AD Pegasus left10 viewsReference.
RIC 659; Cohen 437; Strack 617

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Bust of Hadrian, radiate, draped on left shoulder, right.

Rev. COS II[I] S C
Pegasus running left.

15.75 gr
28 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki02/09/17 at 08:10Randygeki(h2): Another sweet addition
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Ancient Greek Amisos Pontos, Autonomous civic issue (c.100 BC)3 viewsAncient Greek Amisos Pontos, Autonomous civic issue (c.100 BC), AE

Obverse: No legend. Aegis with facing Gorgon in the centre.

Reverse: AMI-ΣOΥ, Nike advancing right, holding palm over shoulder with both hands, monograms left and right.

Reference:

Ex: Pending Kayser-i Rum Numismatics
1 commentsGil-galad02/09/17 at 08:10Randygeki(h2): Great patina and highlights !
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Tarsos, Cilicia8 viewsAutonomous issue
164-27 BC
AE21 (21mm, 7.39g)
O: Turreted, veiled, draped bust of Tyche right, within dotted border.
R: Pyre of Sandon in the form of a pyramidal structure, containing figure of Sandon standing on a horned and winged lion, surmounting garlanded square basis; eagle perched on apex, M and H monograms to left, TAPΣEΩN to right.
Sear 5672
From the David Cannon Collection. ex Beast Coins
1 commentsEnodia02/09/17 at 08:09Randygeki(h2): Thats a cool addition!
Larissa_Thessaly_2.jpg
THESSALY, LARISSA AR Trihemiobol4 viewsOBVERSE: Head of nymph Larissa three-quarter facing left in necklace, hair confined by fillet & floating loosely, with ampyx in front
REVERSE: ΛAPI (Laris) above, horse feeding right.
Struck at Larissa 395-344 BC
.75g, 10mm
SNG Cop 135
1 commentsLegatus02/09/17 at 04:00Jay GT4: Beautiful!
titus_bull1a.jpg
Titus as Caesar RIC V85875 viewsAR Denarius, 3.25g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC V858 (R), BMC V186, RSC 52
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V (high in field); bull stg. r.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

This denarius of Titus as Caesar from 76 AD obviously shows a bull (even those with a passing knowledge of farm animal anatomy can tell the difference) and not a cow, but the question is why was this type minted with both sexes portrayed, sometimes ambiguously?

The BMCRE proffers this type as a reference to the famous 'Cow of Myron' statue and the coin commemorates the placing of it in Vespasian's new Temple of Peace. If this is so, why do some of the types show a bull?

Perhaps the type is nothing more than an agricultural reference like so many of the other denarii the Flavians issued in the last half of Vespasian's reign.

Decent coin with good metal and a well rendered bull on the reverse.
1 commentsDavid Atherton02/09/17 at 03:28Jay GT4: Now that's a bull!
Vespasian_Bull.jpg
Vespasian denarius RIC 84128 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right.

COS VII
Bull standing right.

Rome, 76 AD.

3.21g

RIC II 841

Scarce

Ex-Numisantique
6 commentsJay GT402/08/17 at 23:48Nemonater: I love this type and not easy to find at all!
Vespasian_Bull.jpg
Vespasian denarius RIC 84128 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right.

COS VII
Bull standing right.

Rome, 76 AD.

3.21g

RIC II 841

Scarce

Ex-Numisantique
6 commentsJay GT402/08/17 at 23:13quadrans: Nice find..
790Hadrian_RIC_659.jpg
659 Hadrian Dupondius Roma 124-28 AD Pegasus left10 viewsReference.
RIC 659; Cohen 437; Strack 617

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Bust of Hadrian, radiate, draped on left shoulder, right.

Rev. COS II[I] S C
Pegasus running left.

15.75 gr
28 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki02/08/17 at 21:54Jay GT4: Great pegasus!
Vespasian_Bull.jpg
Vespasian denarius RIC 84128 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right.

COS VII
Bull standing right.

Rome, 76 AD.

3.21g

RIC II 841

Scarce

Ex-Numisantique
6 commentsJay GT402/08/17 at 21:07David Atherton: Nice example!
Pergamon_44.jpg
Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Owl, Athena, ΓA HM monograms 5 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE18, 200-133 BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet with star
Rev.: Owl with spread wings standing on palm, ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ above and below, ΓA HM monograms
AE, 3.28g, 16mm
Ref.:
2 commentsshanxi02/08/17 at 19:32Jay GT4: I like the owl!
Vespasian_Bull.jpg
Vespasian denarius RIC 84128 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right.

COS VII
Bull standing right.

Rome, 76 AD.

3.21g

RIC II 841

Scarce

Ex-Numisantique
6 commentsJay GT402/08/17 at 19:23FlaviusDomitianus: Nice catch!
RPC1953a.jpg
RPC-1953-Vespasian37 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.65g
Antioch mint, 69 AD
RPC 1953 (6 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA OYEΠACIANOC KAICAP CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC NЄOY IЄPOY A; Eagle with wreath in beak standing, l. on club; in l. field, palm branch
Ex Pegasi BB151, 21 February 2017, lot 227.

A rare regnal year one tetradrachm struck at Antioch between mid July and 30 September 69. The Syrian legions declared Vespasian emperor sometime in mid July. Soon afterwards, according to Tacitus in his Histories - 'At Antioch gold and silver currencies were struck.' The Judean provenance of many Syrian tetradrachms indicates they were used to pay the legionaries fighting the Jewish War. The style suggests Antioch as the mint. According to K. Butcher and M. Ponting these tetradrachms were struck at 70% silver fineness.

In very fine Antiochene style with a superb portrait.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/08/17 at 16:52FlaviusDomitianus: Fine style on this one
judaea_alex_jannaeus_TJC_P13var.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P13 var.5 viewsJudaea, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.36g, 13.64mm, 180°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebraic legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחברהי / הדי
from r. to l.:
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)BR H Y / HDY
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaber Ha Yehudi[m]
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between, all in dot circle
ref. Hendin 743; AJC Ea12 var.; TJC P13 var. (last מ missed)
about VF, complete legend, clearly readable
2 commentsJochen02/08/17 at 14:52Jay GT4: Beauty!
RPC1953a.jpg
RPC-1953-Vespasian37 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.65g
Antioch mint, 69 AD
RPC 1953 (6 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA OYEΠACIANOC KAICAP CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC NЄOY IЄPOY A; Eagle with wreath in beak standing, l. on club; in l. field, palm branch
Ex Pegasi BB151, 21 February 2017, lot 227.

A rare regnal year one tetradrachm struck at Antioch between mid July and 30 September 69. The Syrian legions declared Vespasian emperor sometime in mid July. Soon afterwards, according to Tacitus in his Histories - 'At Antioch gold and silver currencies were struck.' The Judean provenance of many Syrian tetradrachms indicates they were used to pay the legionaries fighting the Jewish War. The style suggests Antioch as the mint. According to K. Butcher and M. Ponting these tetradrachms were struck at 70% silver fineness.

In very fine Antiochene style with a superb portrait.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/08/17 at 13:54Canaan: great portrait
787Hadrian_RIC824.jpg
824 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Roma standing12 viewsReference.
RIC 824; Strack 683

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Bare head right.

Rev. ROMA / S - C.
Roma standing left, holding spear and palladium, with shield on his back.

11.83 gr
25 mm
6h

Note.
In Greek and Roman mythology, the palladium or palladion was a cult image of great antiquity on which the safety of Troy and later Rome was said to depend, the wooden statue (xoanon) of Pallas Athena
3 commentsokidoki02/08/17 at 10:02imperator: Great
judaea_alex_jannaeus_TJC_P13var.jpg
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P13 var.5 viewsJudaea, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.36g, 13.64mm, 180°
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebraic legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחברהי / הדי
from r. to l.:
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)BR H Y / HDY
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaber Ha Yehudi[m]
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between, all in dot circle
ref. Hendin 743; AJC Ea12 var.; TJC P13 var. (last מ missed)
about VF, complete legend, clearly readable
2 commentsJochen02/08/17 at 07:32quadrans: Nice specimen
Philip_II_,_Macedonia,_Kings,_(359-336_B_C),_AR-One-fifth-Teradrachm-Tetrobol_Apollo_h_r__PHILIPPOY_Star_SNG-ANS-Not_Amphipolis-Postum-c32-17-BC_Q-001_7h_12,5-13,5mm_2,25g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, Philip II., (359-336 B.C), SNG ANS Not in, AR-1/5-Tetradrachm, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ/ Star, Rare!93 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Philip II., (359-336 B.C), SNG ANS Not in, AR-1/5-Tetradrachm, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ/ Star, Rare!
avers:- Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia.
revers:- ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, youth on horseback right, eight pointed star below.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-13,5mm, weight: 2,25g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Philipp II., Amphipolis posthumous issue Struck under Antipater or Polyperchon (for Philip III and Alexander IV),
date: ca. 320-317 B.C., ref: SNG ANS-Not In, Le Rider pl. 44, 14; Troxell, Studies, Group 3, 343;
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/08/17 at 07:18Randygeki(h2): Nice one
053_Geta_RIC_IV-I_018_AR-Den_P-SEPT-GETA-CAES-PONT_PRINC-IVVENTVTIS_RIC-IV-I-18-p-_RSC-157_Roma-200-2-AD_Q-001_1h_18,2-19,2mm_3,41g-s.jpg
053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 018, Rome, AR-Denarius, PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Geta, in military attire, standing left, 89 views053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 018, Rome, AR-Denarius, PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Geta, in military attire, standing left,
avers:- P-SEPT-GETA-CAES-PONT, Bare-headed, draped bust right, seen from the back .
revers:- PRINC-IVVENTVTIS, Geta, Geta, in military dress, standing left with baton & scepter, trophy behind.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18,2-19,2mm, weight: 3,41g, axis:1h,
mint: Rome, date: 200-202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-018-p-, RSC-157,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/08/17 at 07:17Randygeki(h2): Very cool addition!
049_BC-_MN_ACILIVS_III_VIR_VALETV__SALVTIS_Crawford_442-1a__Sydenham_922__RSC_Acilia_8a,_Q-001_2h_18,5-19,5mm_3,75g-s.jpg
049 B.C., Mn. Acilius Glabrio. Denarius, Crawford 442/1a, Valetudo (as Salus) standing left,97 views049 B.C., Mn. Acilius Glabrio. Denarius, Crawford 442/1a, Valetudo (as Salus) standing left,
avers: Laureate head of Salus with earrings and necklaces right, SALVTIS downward behind, border of dots.
revers: Valetudo (as Salus) standing left, leaning on column and holding snake, MN•ACILIVS III•VIR•VALETV (MN and TV ligate) behind and before, border of dots.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,75g, axis: 2h,
mint: Rome, date: 49 B.C., ref: Crawford 442/1a, Sydenham 922, RSC Acilia 8,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/08/17 at 07:17Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
Brutus_Koson~0.jpg
GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater58 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

Eagle standing left on scepter, wings open raising wreath in left claw.

Eastern mint, Dacia? 43-42 B.C.

8.38g

Choice UNC

RPC I 1701; BMC Thrace p. 208, 1; BMCRR II 48; Crawford 433/1

Clickable for a larger image
2 commentsJay GT402/08/17 at 07:16Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
RPC1953a.jpg
RPC-1953-Vespasian37 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.65g
Antioch mint, 69 AD
RPC 1953 (6 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA OYEΠACIANOC KAICAP CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC NЄOY IЄPOY A; Eagle with wreath in beak standing, l. on club; in l. field, palm branch
Ex Pegasi BB151, 21 February 2017, lot 227.

A rare regnal year one tetradrachm struck at Antioch between mid July and 30 September 69. The Syrian legions declared Vespasian emperor sometime in mid July. Soon afterwards, according to Tacitus in his Histories - 'At Antioch gold and silver currencies were struck.' The Judean provenance of many Syrian tetradrachms indicates they were used to pay the legionaries fighting the Jewish War. The style suggests Antioch as the mint. According to K. Butcher and M. Ponting these tetradrachms were struck at 70% silver fineness.

In very fine Antiochene style with a superb portrait.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/08/17 at 07:16Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
Papia_1t_img.jpg
L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 064 12 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, forepart of lion.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, forepart of bull
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 64. Babelon 77. BMCRR 64. CNR unknown
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/08/17 at 07:16Randygeki(h2): Great coin and lovely toning
IMG_1937_(1).JPG
Postumus11 viewsPostumus AR Antoninianus. Cologne Mint ? 262-268 AD. Obv.IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate draped cuirassed bust r. Rev. MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
RIC 75.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/08/17 at 07:14Randygeki(h2): I bought the plastic though, not he coin :...
787Hadrian_RIC824.jpg
824 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Roma standing12 viewsReference.
RIC 824; Strack 683

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Bare head right.

Rev. ROMA / S - C.
Roma standing left, holding spear and palladium, with shield on his back.

11.83 gr
25 mm
6h

Note.
In Greek and Roman mythology, the palladium or palladion was a cult image of great antiquity on which the safety of Troy and later Rome was said to depend, the wooden statue (xoanon) of Pallas Athena
3 commentsokidoki02/08/17 at 06:34quadrans: Great piece..
789_P_Hadrian_RPC_1335A.jpg
1335 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 132-34 AD Octastyle temple Artemis standing16 viewsReference.
RPC --; Metclaf 10; RIC 475 var. (legend); RPC III 1335 var. (obv. legend).

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare head right

Rev. [D]IA-NA / EPHESIA
Tetrastyle temple on three or four steps; within, cult image of Artemis of Ephesus (no stags)

10.97 gr
27 mm
5h

note.
There is evidence of the undertype on the obverse, below the truncation of Hadrian's neck: 'IMP CAE
3 commentsokidoki02/08/17 at 06:33quadrans: Huhh nice one..
844.jpg
PROBUS RIC 913 CM//XXIT11 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: CM//XXIT
WEIGHT 4.75g
RIC 913 VAR. (CM//XXIT MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 844
NOTE: EMPEROR ON HORSE + SOLDIERS ON SHIELD
EXTREMELY RARE
1 commentsBarnaba602/08/17 at 06:28quadrans: Hmm...Interesting piece..
IMG_1937_(1).JPG
Postumus11 viewsPostumus AR Antoninianus. Cologne Mint ? 262-268 AD. Obv.IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate draped cuirassed bust r. Rev. MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
RIC 75.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/08/17 at 06:26quadrans: Nice one , he needs freedom..
RPC_II_2437_Vespasianus_(2).jpg
RPC II 2437 Vespasianus10 viewsObv: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, Laureate head right
Rev: LE (in right field), Head of Sarapis right, wearing kalathos
AE/Diobol (25.36 mm 7.187 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 72-73 A.D.
RPC II 2437, S.N.G. France 4 796-797
ex Rma Numismatics E-SALE 32 lot 561
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/08/17 at 06:21quadrans: Hmm better than mine..
RPC1953a.jpg
RPC-1953-Vespasian37 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.65g
Antioch mint, 69 AD
RPC 1953 (6 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA OYEΠACIANOC KAICAP CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC NЄOY IЄPOY A; Eagle with wreath in beak standing, l. on club; in l. field, palm branch
Ex Pegasi BB151, 21 February 2017, lot 227.

A rare regnal year one tetradrachm struck at Antioch between mid July and 30 September 69. The Syrian legions declared Vespasian emperor sometime in mid July. Soon afterwards, according to Tacitus in his Histories - 'At Antioch gold and silver currencies were struck.' The Judean provenance of many Syrian tetradrachms indicates they were used to pay the legionaries fighting the Jewish War. The style suggests Antioch as the mint. According to K. Butcher and M. Ponting these tetradrachms were struck at 70% silver fineness.

In very fine Antiochene style with a superb portrait.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/08/17 at 06:14quadrans: Nice coin with great portrait..
RPC1953a.jpg
RPC-1953-Vespasian37 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.65g
Antioch mint, 69 AD
RPC 1953 (6 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA OYEΠACIANOC KAICAP CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC NЄOY IЄPOY A; Eagle with wreath in beak standing, l. on club; in l. field, palm branch
Ex Pegasi BB151, 21 February 2017, lot 227.

A rare regnal year one tetradrachm struck at Antioch between mid July and 30 September 69. The Syrian legions declared Vespasian emperor sometime in mid July. Soon afterwards, according to Tacitus in his Histories - 'At Antioch gold and silver currencies were struck.' The Judean provenance of many Syrian tetradrachms indicates they were used to pay the legionaries fighting the Jewish War. The style suggests Antioch as the mint. According to K. Butcher and M. Ponting these tetradrachms were struck at 70% silver fineness.

In very fine Antiochene style with a superb portrait.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/08/17 at 06:01Mat: Lovely portrait and coin itself
RPC1953a.jpg
RPC-1953-Vespasian37 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.65g
Antioch mint, 69 AD
RPC 1953 (6 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA OYEΠACIANOC KAICAP CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC NЄOY IЄPOY A; Eagle with wreath in beak standing, l. on club; in l. field, palm branch
Ex Pegasi BB151, 21 February 2017, lot 227.

A rare regnal year one tetradrachm struck at Antioch between mid July and 30 September 69. The Syrian legions declared Vespasian emperor sometime in mid July. Soon afterwards, according to Tacitus in his Histories - 'At Antioch gold and silver currencies were struck.' The Judean provenance of many Syrian tetradrachms indicates they were used to pay the legionaries fighting the Jewish War. The style suggests Antioch as the mint. According to K. Butcher and M. Ponting these tetradrachms were struck at 70% silver fineness.

In very fine Antiochene style with a superb portrait.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/08/17 at 03:27Jay GT4: Impressive coin!
Philip_II_,_Macedonia,_Kings,_(359-336_B_C),_AR-One-fifth-Teradrachm-Tetrobol_Apollo_h_r__PHILIPPOY_Star_SNG-ANS-Not_Amphipolis-Postum-c32-17-BC_Q-001_7h_12,5-13,5mm_2,25g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, Philip II., (359-336 B.C), SNG ANS Not in, AR-1/5-Tetradrachm, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ/ Star, Rare!93 viewsMacedonia, Kings, Philip II., (359-336 B.C), SNG ANS Not in, AR-1/5-Tetradrachm, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ/ Star, Rare!
avers:- Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia.
revers:- ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, youth on horseback right, eight pointed star below.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-13,5mm, weight: 2,25g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Philipp II., Amphipolis posthumous issue Struck under Antipater or Polyperchon (for Philip III and Alexander IV),
date: ca. 320-317 B.C., ref: SNG ANS-Not In, Le Rider pl. 44, 14; Troxell, Studies, Group 3, 343;
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/07/17 at 22:36Jay GT4: It's OK Q. Nice horse
049_BC-_MN_ACILIVS_III_VIR_VALETV__SALVTIS_Crawford_442-1a__Sydenham_922__RSC_Acilia_8a,_Q-001_2h_18,5-19,5mm_3,75g-s.jpg
049 B.C., Mn. Acilius Glabrio. Denarius, Crawford 442/1a, Valetudo (as Salus) standing left,97 views049 B.C., Mn. Acilius Glabrio. Denarius, Crawford 442/1a, Valetudo (as Salus) standing left,
avers: Laureate head of Salus with earrings and necklaces right, SALVTIS downward behind, border of dots.
revers: Valetudo (as Salus) standing left, leaning on column and holding snake, MN•ACILIVS III•VIR•VALETV (MN and TV ligate) behind and before, border of dots.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,75g, axis: 2h,
mint: Rome, date: 49 B.C., ref: Crawford 442/1a, Sydenham 922, RSC Acilia 8,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/07/17 at 21:35okidoki: very nice toning
049_BC-_MN_ACILIVS_III_VIR_VALETV__SALVTIS_Crawford_442-1a__Sydenham_922__RSC_Acilia_8a,_Q-001_2h_18,5-19,5mm_3,75g-s.jpg
049 B.C., Mn. Acilius Glabrio. Denarius, Crawford 442/1a, Valetudo (as Salus) standing left,97 views049 B.C., Mn. Acilius Glabrio. Denarius, Crawford 442/1a, Valetudo (as Salus) standing left,
avers: Laureate head of Salus with earrings and necklaces right, SALVTIS downward behind, border of dots.
revers: Valetudo (as Salus) standing left, leaning on column and holding snake, MN•ACILIVS III•VIR•VALETV (MN and TV ligate) behind and before, border of dots.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,75g, axis: 2h,
mint: Rome, date: 49 B.C., ref: Crawford 442/1a, Sydenham 922, RSC Acilia 8,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/07/17 at 21:14Jay GT4: Nice!
79.jpg
BASTIEN 211 10 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICI
BUST TYPE: F1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 5.74g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH:21,5-23mm
RIC:106
BASTIEN: 211 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 815
GORGONEION ON SHIELD
2 commentsBarnaba602/07/17 at 20:38Barnaba6: Thank you Martin for the comment.
53~0.jpg
ALFOLDI 015.00711 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A//XXI
WEIGHT 4.02g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC: 647 VAR.
ALFOLDI 015.007
COLLECTION NO. 840
3 commentsBarnaba602/07/17 at 18:59Barnaba6: Thanks for the comment!
53~0.jpg
ALFOLDI 015.00711 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A//XXI
WEIGHT 4.02g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC: 647 VAR.
ALFOLDI 015.007
COLLECTION NO. 840
3 commentsBarnaba602/07/17 at 15:09Jay GT4: Great piece!
54~0.jpg
PROBUS RIC 913 OFFICINA F6 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Ћ//XXIMC
WEIGHT 3.59g / AXIS:5h / WIDTH 22,5-23mm
RIC 913
COLLECTION NO. 792
1 commentsBarnaba602/07/17 at 15:09Jay GT4: Very nice!
IMG_1937_(1).JPG
Postumus11 viewsPostumus AR Antoninianus. Cologne Mint ? 262-268 AD. Obv.IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate draped cuirassed bust r. Rev. MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
RIC 75.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/07/17 at 15:08Jay GT4: Set him free!
IMG_1937_(1).JPG
Postumus11 viewsPostumus AR Antoninianus. Cologne Mint ? 262-268 AD. Obv.IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate draped cuirassed bust r. Rev. MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
RIC 75.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/07/17 at 14:47Mat: Handsome portrait on it.
80.jpg
MPR 105 F9 BUST RRR14 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: F9
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RA
WEIGHT 3.27g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 191
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 105 (2 EX.)
RN 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 5 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 814
Gorgoneion on cuirass
2 commentsBarnaba602/06/17 at 22:24Barnaba6: Thanks Martin for the comment
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