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795 Hadrian, As Roma 134-38 AD Aequitas standing3 viewsReference.
RIC 795d

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

Rev.AEQVITAS AVG S-C in field.
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and pertica (measuring rod)

10.49 gr
26 mm
6h

CNG Auction 321 Lot 525
1 commentsokidoki03/26/17 at 18:14Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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1291 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Crocodile standing right5 viewsReference.
Emmett 1291; RPC III, 6297; Köln 3383; Dattari 6212

Issue Arsinoite

Obv.
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. ΑΡС, L ΙΑ
Crocodile, wearing sun disk, right

2.76 gr
15 mm
h
2 commentsokidoki03/26/17 at 04:34Randygeki(h2): Great coin!
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Ayyubids. Mayyafariqin & Jabal Sinjar . al-Ashraf I Muzaffar al-Din Musa. AH 607-617 / AD 1210-1220. Ć Dirhem3 viewsObv. Male seated facing, holding globus; AH date to left and right of figure; name and titles of al-Ashraf I Muzaffar al-Din Musa in outer margin.
Rev. Name and titles of Abbasid caliph in three lines within within linear and pelleted angled trilobe; name of Ayyubid overlord in outer margins.
References: Whelan Type I, 272-3; Balog, Ayyubids 851; Album 859.1. Edhem 196.
Mayyafariqin mint. Dated AH 612 (AD 1215/16).
30mm, 12grams.
1 commentsCanaan03/26/17 at 04:34Randygeki(h2): Thats cool
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Crocodile standing right6 viewsReference.
Emmett 1291; RPC III, 6297; Köln 3383; Dattari 6212

Issue Arsinoite

Obv.
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. ΑΡС, L ΙΑ
Crocodile, wearing sun disk, right

2.76 gr
15 mm
1 commentsokidoki03/26/17 at 04:23Jay GT4: Interesting coin!
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Constantinopolis 3 viewsConstantinopolis Commemorative AE follis. 330-333 AD. CONSTANTINOPOLIS, helmeted bust left / Victory standing left, one foot of prow with sceptre and leaning on shield. Mintmark CONSZ.

Constantinople
RIC VII 63
Z
Rare
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/26/17 at 04:23Jay GT4: Nice obverse!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Ae Follis (20mm)168 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.
4 commentsKevin_S03/25/17 at 19:43okidoki: excellent
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1291 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Crocodile standing right5 viewsReference.
Emmett 1291; RPC III, 6297; Köln 3383; Dattari 6212

Issue Arsinoite

Obv.
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. ΑΡС, L ΙΑ
Crocodile, wearing sun disk, right

2.76 gr
15 mm
h
2 commentsokidoki03/25/17 at 19:36Mat: Handsome bust & coin
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Mark Antony and Octavian (41 B.C.)17 viewsAR Denarius
M. Barbatius Pollio, quaestor pro praetore
O: Bare head of Mark Antony right.
R: Bare head of Octavian right, wearing slight beard.
Ephesus mint, Spring-early summer 41 B.C.
3.5g
20mm
Crawford 517/2; CRI 243; Sydenham 1181

This series of coins commemorates the establishment of the second Triumvirate of November 43 B.C. between Antony, Octavian and Lepidus. Both sides bear the inscription "III VIR R P C", meaning "One of Three Men for the Regulation of the Republic. Within a few years Antony would depart Italy for the Eastern provinces.

The moneyer for this coin is M. Barbatius Pollio who was also a Questor in 41 BC. Barbatius bears the title of "Quaestor pro praetore" abbreviated to QP a distinction shared by his colleague L. Gelllius.
5 commentsMat03/25/17 at 15:02Randygeki(h2): Cool addition Mat!
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Constantius II3 viewsConstantius II AE3. AD 348-351. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Emperor in military dress advancing left, treading on captive, holding Victory on a globe and a chi-rho standard, Γ left, star right. Mintmark star TS Delta Dot (or star)

Thessalonica
RIC VIII 172
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/25/17 at 14:16Mat: Nice patina on it
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Mark Antony and Octavian (41 B.C.)17 viewsAR Denarius
M. Barbatius Pollio, quaestor pro praetore
O: Bare head of Mark Antony right.
R: Bare head of Octavian right, wearing slight beard.
Ephesus mint, Spring-early summer 41 B.C.
3.5g
20mm
Crawford 517/2; CRI 243; Sydenham 1181

This series of coins commemorates the establishment of the second Triumvirate of November 43 B.C. between Antony, Octavian and Lepidus. Both sides bear the inscription "III VIR R P C", meaning "One of Three Men for the Regulation of the Republic. Within a few years Antony would depart Italy for the Eastern provinces.

The moneyer for this coin is M. Barbatius Pollio who was also a Questor in 41 BC. Barbatius bears the title of "Quaestor pro praetore" abbreviated to QP a distinction shared by his colleague L. Gelllius.
5 commentsMat03/25/17 at 04:43ancientdave: Good one!
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Mark Antony and Octavian (41 B.C.)17 viewsAR Denarius
M. Barbatius Pollio, quaestor pro praetore
O: Bare head of Mark Antony right.
R: Bare head of Octavian right, wearing slight beard.
Ephesus mint, Spring-early summer 41 B.C.
3.5g
20mm
Crawford 517/2; CRI 243; Sydenham 1181

This series of coins commemorates the establishment of the second Triumvirate of November 43 B.C. between Antony, Octavian and Lepidus. Both sides bear the inscription "III VIR R P C", meaning "One of Three Men for the Regulation of the Republic. Within a few years Antony would depart Italy for the Eastern provinces.

The moneyer for this coin is M. Barbatius Pollio who was also a Questor in 41 BC. Barbatius bears the title of "Quaestor pro praetore" abbreviated to QP a distinction shared by his colleague L. Gelllius.
5 commentsMat03/25/17 at 00:34Nemonater: Cool!
mark.jpg
Mark Antony and Octavian (41 B.C.)17 viewsAR Denarius
M. Barbatius Pollio, quaestor pro praetore
O: Bare head of Mark Antony right.
R: Bare head of Octavian right, wearing slight beard.
Ephesus mint, Spring-early summer 41 B.C.
3.5g
20mm
Crawford 517/2; CRI 243; Sydenham 1181

This series of coins commemorates the establishment of the second Triumvirate of November 43 B.C. between Antony, Octavian and Lepidus. Both sides bear the inscription "III VIR R P C", meaning "One of Three Men for the Regulation of the Republic. Within a few years Antony would depart Italy for the Eastern provinces.

The moneyer for this coin is M. Barbatius Pollio who was also a Questor in 41 BC. Barbatius bears the title of "Quaestor pro praetore" abbreviated to QP a distinction shared by his colleague L. Gelllius.
5 commentsMat03/24/17 at 19:53Jay GT4: 2 for 1!
mark.jpg
Mark Antony and Octavian (41 B.C.)17 viewsAR Denarius
M. Barbatius Pollio, quaestor pro praetore
O: Bare head of Mark Antony right.
R: Bare head of Octavian right, wearing slight beard.
Ephesus mint, Spring-early summer 41 B.C.
3.5g
20mm
Crawford 517/2; CRI 243; Sydenham 1181

This series of coins commemorates the establishment of the second Triumvirate of November 43 B.C. between Antony, Octavian and Lepidus. Both sides bear the inscription "III VIR R P C", meaning "One of Three Men for the Regulation of the Republic. Within a few years Antony would depart Italy for the Eastern provinces.

The moneyer for this coin is M. Barbatius Pollio who was also a Questor in 41 BC. Barbatius bears the title of "Quaestor pro praetore" abbreviated to QP a distinction shared by his colleague L. Gelllius.
5 commentsMat03/24/17 at 19:26okidoki: Nice
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Constantius II11 viewsConstantius II
AE 2
23mm 4.51g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, helmeted soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a bowl-shaped helmet, clutching the horse's neck. Star in left field. Mintmark SMHA.
Heraclea
RIC VIII 67
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/24/17 at 07:57okidoki: Nice
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Constantius II11 viewsConstantius II
AE 2
23mm 4.51g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, helmeted soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a bowl-shaped helmet, clutching the horse's neck. Star in left field. Mintmark SMHA.
Heraclea
RIC VIII 67
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/24/17 at 07:54Canaan: What a great addition congrats
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Julia Titi RIC T38941 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T389 (R), BMC p. 144 note, RSC 16
Obv: IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA; Bust of Julia, draped, r., hair piled high in front and knotted low at back
Rev: VESTA in exergue; Vesta std. l., with palladium and sceptre

Titus struck a small issue of denarii for his daughter Julia Titi, most of which are fairly scarce. This Vesta reverse type is much rarer than the more commonly encountered Venus one. Julia is seen here sporting the classic Flavian lady hairdo.

Worn, but not unattractively so.
4 commentsDavid Atherton03/24/17 at 03:19ancientdave: Awesome coin!
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1332 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 132-34 AD Octastyle temple Artemis standing23 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 1332; Metcalf 8; RIC 475; RSC 536; BMCRE 1091; Pinder 70; Sear 3449.

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

Rev. DIA-NA / EPHESIA
Tetrastyle temple on three or four steps; within, cult image of Artemis of Ephesus

10.15 gr
28 mm
6h

Note.
Overstruck on an uncertain cistophorus of Mark Antony and Octavia.
4 commentsokidoki03/23/17 at 20:55ancientone:
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2556 LYDIA, Gordus Julia Pseudo-autonomous AE 15 under hadrian Amphora8 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 2556; SNG München 179

Magistrate Ludus

Obv. ΓΟΡΔΟΥ
Turreted and draped bust of the Tyche of the city, right.

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΛΥΔΟΥ
Amphora

2.23 gr
15 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki03/23/17 at 20:51ancientone: Really cool!! Will you sell to me?
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1375 Hadrian, Cistophorus CARIA, Cnidus? Zeus seated6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1375/1; Metcalf 71; C. -; RIC -; BMC -; W. E. Metcalf, The Cistophori of Hadrian, 1980, 76, 308 Taf. 20 = RPC III 1375; M. 308

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

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

9.90 gr
mm
h

Note.
ex Theodor Grewer collection
ex Kress, Auktion 158, 1973, Los 997
2 commentsokidoki03/23/17 at 20:42ancientone: Very cool and rare!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Emmett 1093.14, EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 129-30 AD Isis Pharia standing3 viewsReference.
Emmett 1093.14; Dattari-Savio Pl. 85, 7711 (this coin). RPC 5748.23 (this coin cited).Corr. (holding Situla)

Issue L IΔ = year 14

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

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

12.64 gr
29 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki03/23/17 at 20:39ancientone: Desirable type and provanance!
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Julia Titi RIC T38941 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T389 (R), BMC p. 144 note, RSC 16
Obv: IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA; Bust of Julia, draped, r., hair piled high in front and knotted low at back
Rev: VESTA in exergue; Vesta std. l., with palladium and sceptre

Titus struck a small issue of denarii for his daughter Julia Titi, most of which are fairly scarce. This Vesta reverse type is much rarer than the more commonly encountered Venus one. Julia is seen here sporting the classic Flavian lady hairdo.

Worn, but not unattractively so.
4 commentsDavid Atherton03/23/17 at 01:27Nemonater: Very nice!
T389.jpg
Julia Titi RIC T38941 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T389 (R), BMC p. 144 note, RSC 16
Obv: IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA; Bust of Julia, draped, r., hair piled high in front and knotted low at back
Rev: VESTA in exergue; Vesta std. l., with palladium and sceptre

Titus struck a small issue of denarii for his daughter Julia Titi, most of which are fairly scarce. This Vesta reverse type is much rarer than the more commonly encountered Venus one. Julia is seen here sporting the classic Flavian lady hairdo.

Worn, but not unattractively so.
4 commentsDavid Atherton03/22/17 at 12:58FlaviusDomitianus: Nice find.
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Julia Titi RIC T38941 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC T389 (R), BMC p. 144 note, RSC 16
Obv: IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA; Bust of Julia, draped, r., hair piled high in front and knotted low at back
Rev: VESTA in exergue; Vesta std. l., with palladium and sceptre

Titus struck a small issue of denarii for his daughter Julia Titi, most of which are fairly scarce. This Vesta reverse type is much rarer than the more commonly encountered Venus one. Julia is seen here sporting the classic Flavian lady hairdo.

Worn, but not unattractively so.
4 commentsDavid Atherton03/22/17 at 11:48Jay GT4: Great acquisition!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus, AR Denarius94 viewsSEVERVS AVG PART MAX
Laureate head of Severus right

PM TR P VIII COS II P P
Victory hovering left holding open wreath with both hands over shield set on base

Rome 200 AD
Sear 6333
RSC 454
RIC 150


Fantastic old cabinet toning
3 commentsJay GT403/22/17 at 06:47quadrans: The photo little bit dark, but the details are sup...
037_Laszlo-V_(Ladislaus_V_)_Throne_require_(1440-1453)_Denar_U-503_C2---_H-653_Q-001_9h_17,5mm_54g-s.jpg
037 László V. “Posthumous” (Ladislaus V.) as Throne Require of Hungary, (1440-1453 A.D.), AR Denarius, U-503, Extremly Rare!!!20 views037 László V. “Posthumous” (Ladislaus V.) as Throne Require of Hungary, (1440-1453 A.D.), AR Denarius, U-503, Extremly Rare!!!
avers:- + mOnETA•LADISLAI•DEI•G, Hungarian Shield two parts left Arpadian stripes, and right the Patriarchal cross, K-G, circle, border of dots.
revers:- +REGIS•VnGARIE•ETCT, .
exe, mint mark: K/G//-- were strucked by Johannes Constorfer (by Pohl), diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 0,54g, axis: 9h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöczbánya (Kremnitz,), date:1452 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-503-b., CNH-2-Not in, Huszar-653, Pohl-167, Extremly Rare!!!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/22/17 at 02:09Stkp: Fantastic!!!!!
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)12 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
3 commentsMat03/22/17 at 01:08Nemonater: Very nice!
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Titus Dupondius22 viewsT CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

FELICITAS PVBLICA
Felicitas, wearing long dress and cloak, standing facing, diademed head turned left, holding cornucopiae in her left hand, laurel branch in her raised right hand. SC in field

Rome, 76 AD

12.17g

RIC 909 Vespasian (R)

Rare.

Ex-ANE

Gemini notes: "COS V bronzes of Titus are scarce: only one such As, no dupondii or sestertii, in the BM collection by 1976."
7 commentsJay GT403/21/17 at 18:56Nemonater: Very Cool!
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Vespasian Ephesus denarius27 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm.

70 AD, Ephesus

2.03g

Rare

RIC 1421, BMCRE 446, RSC 278 determined by die match.

Ex-FLAN (1999), Ex-ANE

Much better in hand, not as porous looking with a dark patina
7 commentsJay GT403/21/17 at 18:56Nemonater: Nice! These Ephesus types always seem hard to phot...
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132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 052A, -/X/IIμ//SΜHA, AE-Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, R!!19 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 052A, -/X/IIμ//SΜHA, AE-Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, R!!
avers:- IMP-C-VAL-LICIN-LICINIVS-P-F-AVG, (2,C3), Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- IOVI-CONS-ERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and leaning on sceptre, eagle with wreath left, captive right. In right field: X over IIμ.
exergo: -/X/IIμ//SΜHA, diameter: 21mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Heraclea, 1st. off., date: 321-324 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-52A, p548, R!!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/21/17 at 16:14Jay GT4: Nice!
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034 Hadrian Denarius 128-29 AD Roma Victrix Eastern mint4 viewsReference.
Strack *41; (for Rome mint RIC 333)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right

Rev. COS III
Roma Victrix, helmeted, draped, seated left on cuirass and round shield, holding Victory in right hand and cornucopiae in left

2.89 gr
17 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki03/21/17 at 08:29Randygeki(h2): Great coin!
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Lead Amulet3 viewscircle 22mm
cross one side pellet in each arm
reverse arms outlined with pellets
3.92g
1 commentswileyc03/21/17 at 08:28Randygeki(h2): Neat
037_Laszlo-V_(Ladislaus_V_)_Throne_require_(1440-1453)_Denar_U-503_C2---_H-653_Q-001_9h_17,5mm_54g-s.jpg
037 László V. “Posthumous” (Ladislaus V.) as Throne Require of Hungary, (1440-1453 A.D.), AR Denarius, U-503, Extremly Rare!!!20 views037 László V. “Posthumous” (Ladislaus V.) as Throne Require of Hungary, (1440-1453 A.D.), AR Denarius, U-503, Extremly Rare!!!
avers:- + mOnETA•LADISLAI•DEI•G, Hungarian Shield two parts left Arpadian stripes, and right the Patriarchal cross, K-G, circle, border of dots.
revers:- +REGIS•VnGARIE•ETCT, .
exe, mint mark: K/G//-- were strucked by Johannes Constorfer (by Pohl), diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 0,54g, axis: 9h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöczbánya (Kremnitz,), date:1452 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-503-b., CNH-2-Not in, Huszar-653, Pohl-167, Extremly Rare!!!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/21/17 at 08:28Randygeki(h2): Cool
Licinius-I_AE-Follis_IMP-C-VAL-LICIN-LICINIVS-P-F-AVG_IOVI-CONS-ERVATORI_X-IIMu__SMNA_RIC-VII-52A_Heraclea_321-24-AD__Q-001_h_21mm_g-s.jpg
132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 052A, -/X/IIμ//SΜHA, AE-Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, R!!19 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 052A, -/X/IIμ//SΜHA, AE-Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, R!!
avers:- IMP-C-VAL-LICIN-LICINIVS-P-F-AVG, (2,C3), Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- IOVI-CONS-ERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and leaning on sceptre, eagle with wreath left, captive right. In right field: X over IIμ.
exergo: -/X/IIμ//SΜHA, diameter: 21mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Heraclea, 1st. off., date: 321-324 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-52A, p548, R!!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/21/17 at 08:27Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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Philip I 244-249 AD, Pisidia, Apollonia Mordiaeum7 viewsPhilipp I bust laureate right, seen from rear,
ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙΟC ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC.
Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae,
ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΑΤΩΝ ΛΥΚΙΩΝ ΘΡ.

24.0 - 24.7 mm, 5.83 g.
SNGFrance3-1364, Slg. Waddington-3628.
2 commentsPekka K03/21/17 at 08:22Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Phoenicia, Arados 94-93 B.C3 viewsAE 20.54mm (Thickness 3.04mm), weight 7.07g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

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

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, BC over ΓC above, Aradian era date 166 (PΞς) & Phoenician letter gimel (G) below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe03/21/17 at 08:19Canaan: Very nice addition congrats.
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311 Hadrian denarius Roma 134-38 AD Nilus8 viewsReference.
RIC II 311; BMC 865; C 991e.

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

Rev. NILVS
The river-god Nilus reclining right on upturned urn from which water flows, holding reed and cornucopiae; in water below, crocodile swimming left; before, two reeds.

2.62 gr
17 mm
6 h
2 commentsokidoki03/21/17 at 08:08Randygeki(h2): Indeed! Very nice rev.
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Maria Di Medici Jeton12 viewsMARIA. D. GR. FRANC. AND. NAVA. REG, 16 NB 08 in exergue.
Coat of arms half of France and quartered of Medici, and of Austria, surrounded by a crown half of laurel and half of palm

SERVAT DATAM 1608 in exergue
Two intertwined hands as a sign of trust between a palm and an olive branch. Above, the name JEHOVAH in Hebrew (YHWH) , whose rays penetrate dense clouds.

5.24g, 28mm

"Mary of God's Grace Queen of France and Navarre"

"He protects those who trust him."
1 commentsJay GT403/21/17 at 08:08Randygeki(h2): Thats neat
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Tarsos, Cilicia, c. 160 - 135 B.C.2 viewsObv. turreted head of Tyche right, hair rolled, two strands with loose curls down back of neck, monogram behind.
Rev. Zeus seated left on throne with high back, long scepter topped with an eagle in right hand, TAPΣEΩN downward on left, two monograms behind.
SNG BnF 1285 ff. , SNG Cop 326 ,BMC Cilicia p. 181, 115 , SNG Levante 918 ff.
21mm, 6.15 grams.
1 commentsCanaan03/21/17 at 08:07Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Anonymous. AR Victoriatus. Rome mint. 3 viewsObv.Laureate head of Jupiter right.
Rev. Victory standing right, crowning trophy with wreath.
References: RRC.112.1-RCV.59 !? .
19mm and 2.31 grams.

1 commentsCanaan03/21/17 at 08:07Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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031 Hadrian Denarius 124-128 AD Nemesis-Victory standing Eastern Mint3 viewsReference.
Helios 8, lot 436; RIC -; BMC -; RSC -. (for rome mint RIC II 182)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, with slight drapery.

Rev. COS III
Nemesis-Victory standing right, crowning herself and holding long palm in other hand.

3.12 gr
18 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki03/21/17 at 08:06Randygeki(h2): beautiful coin
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Roman empire provincial, Macrinus, Billon-Tetradrachm, Antioch Syria7 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD., Antioch mint in Syria.
Obverse: AYT K M OP CE MAKRINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: DHMARC EX UPA TO, eagle standing facing with open wings, head right standing on a leg and thigh of a sacrificial animal.
Dot (delta ?) dot at top left, dot epsilon dot at top right.
Sear Greek 2948, Prieur 246, weight 14,27gr., 26.17 mm.
2 commentsNORMAN K03/20/17 at 20:55Jay GT4: Great Eagle!
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Valerian I (253 - 260 A.D.)12 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right.
R: FORTVNA REDVX, Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
Antioch Mint, 254 - 255 A.D.
21mm
3.98g
RIC V 214; MIR 36, 1561a; RSC 75
2 commentsMat03/20/17 at 19:52quadrans: Nice coin Mat
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5 viewsPhilip I. A.D. 244-249. AR antoninianus (21 mm, 4.78 g, 6 h). Rome, A.D. 245. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I right / P M TR P II COS P P, emperor, togate, seated left on curule chair, holding globe and short scepter. RIC 2b; RSC 120.
From the Maple Leaf Collection.
1 commentspaul188803/20/17 at 18:27shanxi: nice example
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Accidental Man-Faced Bull!32 viewsBLACK SEA: Pantikapaion, AE 12mm, 2.25g, c 160-150BC,Obverse: Head and neck of bull, head facing, over-struck on bow and PAN reverse type, with AN forming a perceived nose and mouth on the bull. Reverse: Plough & Corn ear ; PAN surrounding. Anokhin 165.2 commentsMolinari03/20/17 at 18:03Molinari: It is neat, but I was so disappointed to learn it ...
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RIC 0335 Domitianus9 viewsObv : CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev : CONCORDIA AVG / S C (in exergue), Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia
AE/Dupondius (27.24 mm 12.489 g 6h) Struck in rome 80-81 A.D. (3rd group)
RIC 335 (C, Titus), BMCRE 238 (Titus), BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/20/17 at 12:16David Atherton: That is a great portrait.
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Augustus RIC 21221 views27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius. Lugdunum mint. Struck 2 BC-AD 4.
O: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Head, laureate, to right
R: AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT; C L CAESARES in ex; Gaius and Lucius Caesar standing facing, each resting a hand on a shield. Crossed spears behind the shields. Lituus on l. and Simpulum on r., X below.
- RIC 212 (R)

"The brothers, Caius and Lucius, were the sons of Agrippa and Julia, daughter of Augustus. They were due to succeed Augustus but predeceased him in 4 and 2 A.D. respectively. Gaius, the elder of the two brothers has his shield placed in front of that of his younger brother and the ladle above him marking him as Pontifex. Lucius has lituus above marking him as augur. Gaius should have the more prestigious position on the left but this variety has him on the right." - Forum
2 commentsNemonater03/20/17 at 12:15David Atherton: Beautiful denarius!
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Roman empire provincial, Macrinus, Billon-Tetradrachm, Antioch Syria7 viewsMacrinus, 217-218 AD., Antioch mint in Syria.
Obverse: AYT K M OP CE MAKRINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: DHMARC EX UPA TO, eagle standing facing with open wings, head right standing on a leg and thigh of a sacrificial animal.
Dot (delta ?) dot at top left, dot epsilon dot at top right.
Sear Greek 2948, Prieur 246, weight 14,27gr., 26.17 mm.
2 commentsNORMAN K03/20/17 at 11:39*Alex: Nice portrait.
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Vespasian with Titus as Caesar172 viewsVespasian, with Titus as Caesar. Cappadocia, Caesarea-Eusebia mint, struck 76/77 C.E. AR Didrachm (23mm, 7.16 g, 12h). Provincial style, Dated RY 9.
O: Laureate head right; Greek legend, AYTOKPA (Emperor) KAICAP (Caesar) OYECΠACIANOC (Vespasian) CEBACTOC (Augustus)
R: Titus, laureate and in military outfit, standing facing, holding spear and parazonium; Greek legend TITOC (Titus) AYTOKPATWP (Emperor) KAICAP (Caesar) ET Θ in exergue (ETOYC is the Greek word for year. Regnal Year Θ or theta the 9th letter of greek alphabet.) RPC 1649; Sydenham, Caesarea 72. From the Bruce R. Brace Collection.

A rather rare coin. The British Museum has 2 specimens, this is only the 2nd example I have ever seen on the market. RPC 1649 lists two other examples with ETOYC abbreviated as ET: Berlin ex Imhoof, published by him in Swiss Num. Review 1898; and Seaby's Bulletin, Sept. 1982, D 75.

Vespasian was proclaimed emperor in Alexandria on July 1, 69, how does year 9 equal 76-77?
The regnal years at Alexandria began on August 29 of each year and continued through August 28 of the following year. In some cases two regnal years are counted in the same calendar year, for example Vespasian in 69. The first regnal year is counted for the portion of time he ruled in 69 till August 28 and his second year started August 29, 69 into 70.

A Roman parazonium is a long triangular dagger, 15 to 19 inches long, wide at the hilt end and coming to a point. In Roman art, it is frequently carried by Virtus, and is also sometimes carried by Mars, or Roma, or the Emperor, giving them the aura of courage. The parazonium was a symbol of rank and was used to rally the troops. An officer would exchange his parazonium for a gladius or a spatha if he was directly threatened during a battle.
10 commentsNemonater03/19/17 at 23:59imperator: cool and total not any stars
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Augustus RIC 21221 views27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius. Lugdunum mint. Struck 2 BC-AD 4.
O: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Head, laureate, to right
R: AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT; C L CAESARES in ex; Gaius and Lucius Caesar standing facing, each resting a hand on a shield. Crossed spears behind the shields. Lituus on l. and Simpulum on r., X below.
- RIC 212 (R)

"The brothers, Caius and Lucius, were the sons of Agrippa and Julia, daughter of Augustus. They were due to succeed Augustus but predeceased him in 4 and 2 A.D. respectively. Gaius, the elder of the two brothers has his shield placed in front of that of his younger brother and the ladle above him marking him as Pontifex. Lucius has lituus above marking him as augur. Gaius should have the more prestigious position on the left but this variety has him on the right." - Forum
2 commentsNemonater03/19/17 at 20:15Jay GT4: Octavian wishes he looked that good in real life! ...
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Valerian I (253 - 260 A.D.)12 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right.
R: FORTVNA REDVX, Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
Antioch Mint, 254 - 255 A.D.
21mm
3.98g
RIC V 214; MIR 36, 1561a; RSC 75
2 commentsMat03/19/17 at 20:05Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Sicily Gela AR Tetradrachm circa 465-450 BC 25 mm 17.20g 2h8 viewsCharioteer driving slow quadriga right,in background,column with Ionic capital.Rev forepart of man-headed bull{river god} right.1 commentsGrant H03/19/17 at 18:19okidoki: stunning beauty
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120 Nerva 17 views

Nerva Denarius. IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP, laureate head right / FORTVNA PR, Fortuna seated left, holding corn ears & scepter. RIC 17, RSC 79, BMC 41
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/19/17 at 12:54okidoki: nice Nerva strict as ever
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Aksumite Empire: Kaleb (ca. 510-540) AR Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 42; Munro-Hay Type 111; BMC Axum 411-12)16 viewsObv: ነገሠ ከለበ (neguš Kaleb; King Kaleb); Crowned bust right; cross above
Rev: ለሀገረ ዘየደለ (la-hagar ze-yedlu (or za-yedallu); May this be (or he who is) suitable for the city/country); Bust right, wearing headcloth; cross above
3 commentsQuant.Geek03/19/17 at 12:20Quant.Geek: The attribution is complete . Can you see th...
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2683 viewsClaudius II 268-70 AD
AE antoninianus
Milan mint
Obv "IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "VICTORIA AVG"
Victory walking right holding wreath and branch
RIC 171, RIC revised temp 33
1 commentsmauseus03/19/17 at 12:10Jay GT4: Lovely coin
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Titus Dupondius22 viewsT CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

FELICITAS PVBLICA
Felicitas, wearing long dress and cloak, standing facing, diademed head turned left, holding cornucopiae in her left hand, laurel branch in her raised right hand. SC in field

Rome, 76 AD

12.17g

RIC 909 Vespasian (R)

Rare.

Ex-ANE

Gemini notes: "COS V bronzes of Titus are scarce: only one such As, no dupondii or sestertii, in the BM collection by 1976."
7 commentsJay GT403/19/17 at 07:47ancientdave: Nice one!
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD7 viewsAE tdr, 14,43gr., 29,8mm;
Alram 467,468 (Orodes I.), Van’t Haaff 16.4.1-1a (Orodes III.);
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, 2-strand diadem w/ 2 ribbons; mustache, med.-long beard cut square at bottom; necklace, earring; tunic/cuirass; in left field Aramaic legend ‘King Orodes’, in right field anchor w/1 upper crossbar, crescent and pellet above, star between anchor and ribbons; dotted border 8 - 16h;
rev.: field of vertical dashes;
some verdigris patina on obv. and rev.
1 commentsSchatz03/19/17 at 01:40quadrans: Interesting portrait..
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD,7 viewsAE 13, 3,68 gr., 13,1mm
Van’t Haaff 16.1.1-1
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, long beard; very large eye; earring, necklace; in right field anchor w/1 upper crossbar, crescent and pellet above; dotted border 7 - 13h;
rev.: radiate bust of Artemis wearing kalathos, right; corrupted Greek lettering around rim; dotted border 11:30 - 17h;
almost black patina;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
1 commentsSchatz03/19/17 at 01:39quadrans: Nice example..
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Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC11 viewsAR tdr., 15,43gr., 30,53mm;
Sellw. type 24, Shore 66-69var., Sunrise 281-285var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap-like hair, mustache, long full beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/flattened end; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow in extended hand, exergual line, behind archer’s back mongr. ΔI; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, monogr. TV in exergue;

ex: CNG Auction 386, #384.
2 commentsSchatz03/19/17 at 01:36quadrans: Great Coin...
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GREEK, Calabria, Tarentum AR stater 281-270 BC 7.84g28 viewsNaked Horseman on prancing horse,to right spearing downward with right hand,and holding shield and two more spears with left hand,FIL{OTAS} below.Rev TAPAE in field to right, Young nude Taras riding dolphin left,holding bunch of grapes and distaff,in upper left field EY and below ARA.Very rare ex Baldwins 6-30-11,ex NAC Auc 52 lot 22.
Vlasto 708,HN Italy 973
1 commentsGrant H03/18/17 at 18:56Leo: Very nice
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Amphipolis Mint under Antipater43 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; janiform head vase in left field. Graffiti in upper left field - Aramaic kaph (k) and sadhe (s).

Price 6; Troxell, Studies, Issue A3; SNG Cop 660; Muller 853.
Struck at Amphipolis in the period 332-329 BC.

(29 mm, 17.15 g, 2h)

This is one of the first emissions of Alexander’s coinage struck in his homeland, albeit about three years after he departed for Asia Minor. Recent scholarship places the start of Alexander’s distinctive coinage in 333/2 BC at Tarsos, in eastern Asia Minor, shortly after which the design was transferred to Macedonia where Alexander’s coinage was struck under the authority of his regent in Greece, Antipater. Die studies indicate that this coin was from the fourth tetradrachm emission of a mint in Macedonia, most probably Amphipolis. It was most probably struck in the period 332-329 BC. The Aramaic graffiti on the reverse, plus the obverse reverse rim test cut are pointers to the likelihood that this coin travelled beyond its location of issue in Macedonia, into the eastern Mediterranean where Aramaic was the main spoken language.
3 commentsn.igma03/18/17 at 16:11orfew: Wonderful coin!
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Zoomorphic Bird Fibula (Pigeon or Duck ?) #181, AE-Bird fibula 10, Hattatt-Not in,34 viewsZoomorphic Bird Fibula (Pigeon or Duck ?) #181, AE-Bird fibula 10, Hattatt-Not in,
Fibula #181, Bird fibula 10
type: It is late -Roman.,
size: 37x17x21mm,
weight: 10,37g,
date: A.D.,
ref: Hattatt-Not in ,
distribution: ,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/18/17 at 16:01Jay GT4: Incredible piece!
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RIC 0335 Domitianus9 viewsObv : CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev : CONCORDIA AVG / S C (in exergue), Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia
AE/Dupondius (27.24 mm 12.489 g 6h) Struck in rome 80-81 A.D. (3rd group)
RIC 335 (C, Titus), BMCRE 238 (Titus), BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/18/17 at 15:58Jay GT4: Very nice style. Fabulous portrait!
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RIC 1216 Vespasianus6 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII PP, Radiate head left. Small globe below
Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI / S C (in field), Fortuna standing, left holding rudder and cornucopia
AE/Dupondius (28.24 mm 10.504 gr 6h) Struck in Lugdunum (Gallia) 77-78 A.D.
RIC 1216 (R), Lyon 80, BMCRE unlisted
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/18/17 at 15:58Jay GT4: Great left facing portrait!
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Titus RIC 3583 viewsAR Denarius, 3.20g
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 35 (R), BMC 11, RSC 268a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, Laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P; Venus stg. r. leaning on column, with helmet and spear
Ex CNG E358, 26 August 2015, lot 323.

Titus' 14th imperial acclamation dates between 1 July to at least before 8 September 79 as two documents indicate - one a letter Titus addressed to the city of Munigua on 7 September, and the other a military diploma dated 8 September, both still show him as IMP XIIII. Effectively, this coin was struck during the time of the Mount Vesuvius eruption on 24 August, although the traditional date of the disaster is now disputed and may possibly have been later in the year.

Left facing portraits of Titus are much rarer than right facing, perhaps to a ratio of 1:10. This left facing Venus type from the second issue after 1 July is extremely difficult to find. Listed simply as 'rare' by the new RIC, this is perhaps one of those types which might be a bit rarer than the rating indicates.

Somewhat worn, but nicely centered and in fine style. I've noticed over the years that those denarii of Titus with dots in the legend tend to be of a finer style, such as this coin.
8 commentsDavid Atherton03/18/17 at 13:10imperator: Great
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CARIA, Satraps of. Hekatomnos. 395-377 BC. AR Tetartemorion4 viewsObv: Head of a roaring lion left.
Rev: Facing head of Apollo
6mm, 0.25 gm.
1 commentsancientone03/18/17 at 12:30Jay GT4: So tiny it's amazing
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RIC 0909 Titus25 viewsObv : T CAESAR IMP COS V, Radiate head right
Rev : FELICITAS PVBLICA / S-C in field; Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in right hand, cornucopia in left
AE/Dupondius (27.88 mm 13.33 g 6h) Struck in Rome 76-77 AD
RIC 909 Vespasian (R), Paris Vespasian 761
ex CNG Electronic Auction 308 Lot 315, ex Harry Sneh Collection, ex Gemini X (13 January 2013) lot 688)
Citation from Gemini notes: "An apparent die break obscures the letters ES in the obverse legend. COS V bronzes of Titus are scarce: only one such As, no dupondii or sestertii, in the BM collection by 1976."
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/18/17 at 01:01Jay GT4: Great coin!
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Arcadius, AE2, Constantinople. 392-395 AD.6 viewsObv: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, looking right, holding trophy over right shoulder and dragging a captive behind her, chi-rho in left field.
Mintmark CONS Delta.
References:RIC IX Constantinople 86.
14mm, 1.64 grams.

1 commentsCanaan03/17/17 at 22:58quadrans: Interesting Victory..
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Constantine the great, Constantinople Commemorative, 330 - 335 A.D.6 viewsObv. CONSTANTINOPOLIS, helmeted, laureate and mantled bust left holding scepter across shoulder.
Rev. Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right hand, resting left hand on grounded shield, SMANI in exergue.
References: RIC VII Antioch 114.
15mm and 1.69grams.
2 commentsCanaan03/17/17 at 22:57quadrans: Nice one..
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Phrygia, Apamea. Demos AE245 viewsObv: ΔΗΜΟϹ / bare head of the Demos (youthful), r.
Rev: ΑΠΑΜƐΩΝ / tree
2 commentsancientone03/17/17 at 22:56quadrans: I agree great piece.
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Bithynia, Juliopolis. Gordian III, AE16.3 viewsObv: M ANT GORDIANOC AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IO-UL-IO-PO between the masts of two standards and an aquila, LEITWN below.
1 commentsancientone03/17/17 at 22:54quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Parthian Empire: Artabanos IV (ca. 10-38 CE) Ć Drachm, Mithradatkart Mint (Sellwood 61.10)6 viewsObv: Diademed and draped bust of Artabanos IV left
Rev: Archer setaed right, holding ow; below mow, monogram
1 commentsQuant.Geek03/17/17 at 22:48quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Elymais -- Orodes II., early mid-2nd cent. AD9 viewsAE tdr., 14,48gr, 27,98mm;
Van't Haaff 13.3, Alram 477 and pl. 16, 477;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h
obv.: head, facing, w/tiara, hooks over crest, row of pearls below, dotted center line, 2-strand diadem; ears; mustache, med.-long fan like beard; in right field double crossbar anchor, crescent with star above; along left rim 'King Orodes' in Parthian script; dotted border 8 - 9:30 and 14 - 17h;
rev.: field of vertical dashes;

ex: CNG e-Auction 146, #81, ex: David P. Herman Collection of Facing Heads on Greek Coins.
1 commentsSchatz03/17/17 at 22:46quadrans: Nice piece..
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ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS, posthumous AS, RIC 81262 viewsAs struck under the reign of Tiberius
DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, Radiate head of Augustus left
PROVIDENT AVG, Altar, S C in field
11.02 gr
Ref : Cohen #228, RCV #1789, RIC I # 81

This example comes with a black, even and glossy patina

6 commentsPotator II03/17/17 at 22:45imperator: to comon for me, quality is Superb
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Elymais -- Phraates, early to mid 2nd cent. AD12 viewsAE dr., 3,82 gr,
Van't Haaff 14.6.1-3, Alram 473;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara and row of pellets over crest; 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, long beard; necklace, earring; cuirass or tunic; on the left rim inside the beaded border (9-15 h) the Greek letters ΓPA, in right field anchor w/ 1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent and pellet above;
rev.: Artemis, standing right, w/bow in extended left hand, the right hand reaching over the shoulder for arrow in quiver; circular Greek legend probably BACIΛEΩC ΦPAATEC;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
2 commentsSchatz03/17/17 at 22:45quadrans: I agree nice one..
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311 Hadrian denarius Roma 134-38 AD Nilus8 viewsReference.
RIC II 311; BMC 865; C 991e.

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

Rev. NILVS
The river-god Nilus reclining right on upturned urn from which water flows, holding reed and cornucopiae; in water below, crocodile swimming left; before, two reeds.

2.62 gr
17 mm
6 h
2 commentsokidoki03/17/17 at 20:36Jay GT4: Great reverse!
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Achaea, Achaea, Patras. Sabina Ć208 viewsObv: SABINA AVG / Draped bust of Sabina, r., hair coiled and piled on top of head above triple stephane.
Rev: COL A A PATREN / Man naked running l. to altar, looking back, holding box in his l. hand.
BCD Peloponnesos 552.5
1 commentsancientone03/17/17 at 19:17okidoki: very nice and very rare
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Vespasian Ephesus denarius27 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm.

70 AD, Ephesus

2.03g

Rare

RIC 1421, BMCRE 446, RSC 278 determined by die match.

Ex-FLAN (1999), Ex-ANE

Much better in hand, not as porous looking with a dark patina
7 commentsJay GT403/17/17 at 19:10okidoki: very nice Jay
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Septimius Severus, asse , Boyd collection6 viewsSeptimius Severus, as (195-196 d.C.)
Ć-As, gr 11,8, mm 23,18, qBB
D/ L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII, testa di Settimio a dx
R/ PM TRP IIII COS II PP, SC, Giove stante a sx con Vittoria e scettro
C 408, Ric 715
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 17 marzo 2017, numero catalogo 271); ex M. R. collection (Savona Italia dal 27 settembre 2016); ex Baldwin's auction 100, lotto 743 del 27 settembre 2016); ex Baldwins 42, lotto 490 del 26 settembre 2005; ex Boyd collection, London, dal marzo 1890; ex Lincoln collection, London, fino al 1890.

1 commentspaolo03/17/17 at 18:41shanxi: nice pedigree
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Titus Dupondius22 viewsT CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

FELICITAS PVBLICA
Felicitas, wearing long dress and cloak, standing facing, diademed head turned left, holding cornucopiae in her left hand, laurel branch in her raised right hand. SC in field

Rome, 76 AD

12.17g

RIC 909 Vespasian (R)

Rare.

Ex-ANE

Gemini notes: "COS V bronzes of Titus are scarce: only one such As, no dupondii or sestertii, in the BM collection by 1976."
7 commentsJay GT403/17/17 at 12:12David Atherton: Great portrait!
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Vespasian Ephesus denarius27 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm.

70 AD, Ephesus

2.03g

Rare

RIC 1421, BMCRE 446, RSC 278 determined by die match.

Ex-FLAN (1999), Ex-ANE

Much better in hand, not as porous looking with a dark patina
7 commentsJay GT403/17/17 at 12:11David Atherton: Wonderful style!
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Vespasian Ephesus denarius27 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm.

70 AD, Ephesus

2.03g

Rare

RIC 1421, BMCRE 446, RSC 278 determined by die match.

Ex-FLAN (1999), Ex-ANE

Much better in hand, not as porous looking with a dark patina
7 commentsJay GT403/17/17 at 09:23FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition.
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Titus Dupondius22 viewsT CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

FELICITAS PVBLICA
Felicitas, wearing long dress and cloak, standing facing, diademed head turned left, holding cornucopiae in her left hand, laurel branch in her raised right hand. SC in field

Rome, 76 AD

12.17g

RIC 909 Vespasian (R)

Rare.

Ex-ANE

Gemini notes: "COS V bronzes of Titus are scarce: only one such As, no dupondii or sestertii, in the BM collection by 1976."
7 commentsJay GT403/17/17 at 09:22FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example, mine is from different dies.
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Vespasian Ephesus denarius27 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm.

70 AD, Ephesus

2.03g

Rare

RIC 1421, BMCRE 446, RSC 278 determined by die match.

Ex-FLAN (1999), Ex-ANE

Much better in hand, not as porous looking with a dark patina
7 commentsJay GT403/17/17 at 08:18Canaan: A must have, Very nice.
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Titus Dupondius22 viewsT CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

FELICITAS PVBLICA
Felicitas, wearing long dress and cloak, standing facing, diademed head turned left, holding cornucopiae in her left hand, laurel branch in her raised right hand. SC in field

Rome, 76 AD

12.17g

RIC 909 Vespasian (R)

Rare.

Ex-ANE

Gemini notes: "COS V bronzes of Titus are scarce: only one such As, no dupondii or sestertii, in the BM collection by 1976."
7 commentsJay GT403/17/17 at 08:17Canaan: Very nice!
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm.14 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.3 commentsCanaan03/17/17 at 07:23Randygeki(h2): Still looking
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M. Aburius M. f. Geminus AR Denarius. Rome, 132 BC.2 viewsObv. Helmeted head of Roma right; GEM behind; XVI monogram below chin /
Rev. Sol driving galloping quadriga right, M ABVRI below horses; ROMA in exergue.
References: Crawford 250/1; Sydenham 487.
19mm and 3.57 grams.
1 commentsCanaan03/17/17 at 07:22Randygeki(h2): Nice style
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Vespasian Ephesus denarius27 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm.

70 AD, Ephesus

2.03g

Rare

RIC 1421, BMCRE 446, RSC 278 determined by die match.

Ex-FLAN (1999), Ex-ANE

Much better in hand, not as porous looking with a dark patina
7 commentsJay GT403/17/17 at 07:21Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
TitusFelicitas.jpg
Titus Dupondius22 viewsT CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

FELICITAS PVBLICA
Felicitas, wearing long dress and cloak, standing facing, diademed head turned left, holding cornucopiae in her left hand, laurel branch in her raised right hand. SC in field

Rome, 76 AD

12.17g

RIC 909 Vespasian (R)

Rare.

Ex-ANE

Gemini notes: "COS V bronzes of Titus are scarce: only one such As, no dupondii or sestertii, in the BM collection by 1976."
7 commentsJay GT403/17/17 at 07:21Randygeki(h2): Sweet find!
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Vespasian Ephesus denarius27 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm.

70 AD, Ephesus

2.03g

Rare

RIC 1421, BMCRE 446, RSC 278 determined by die match.

Ex-FLAN (1999), Ex-ANE

Much better in hand, not as porous looking with a dark patina
7 commentsJay GT403/17/17 at 05:51quadrans: Another great style...
TitusFelicitas.jpg
Titus Dupondius22 viewsT CAESAR IMP COS V
Radiate head right

FELICITAS PVBLICA
Felicitas, wearing long dress and cloak, standing facing, diademed head turned left, holding cornucopiae in her left hand, laurel branch in her raised right hand. SC in field

Rome, 76 AD

12.17g

RIC 909 Vespasian (R)

Rare.

Ex-ANE

Gemini notes: "COS V bronzes of Titus are scarce: only one such As, no dupondii or sestertii, in the BM collection by 1976."
7 commentsJay GT403/17/17 at 05:50quadrans: This one great...
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Phrygia, Apamea. Demos AE245 viewsObv: ΔΗΜΟϹ / bare head of the Demos (youthful), r.
Rev: ΑΠΑΜƐΩΝ / tree
2 commentsancientone03/17/17 at 02:45Jay GT4: I like the reverse and the patina
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Elymais -- Phraates, early to mid 2nd cent. AD,7 viewsAE 14, 3,63 gr.,
Van’t Haaff 14.7.2-1
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, long beard; earring, necklace; collar of cuirass or tunic w/ shoulder pad (?); in right field anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent and pellet above;
rev.: field of dots;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
1 commentsSchatz03/17/17 at 02:02Robert L3: Attractive example...better than the average for t...
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Elymais -- Phraates, early to mid 2nd cent. AD12 viewsAE dr., 3,82 gr,
Van't Haaff 14.6.1-3, Alram 473;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara and row of pellets over crest; 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, long beard; necklace, earring; cuirass or tunic; on the left rim inside the beaded border (9-15 h) the Greek letters ΓPA, in right field anchor w/ 1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent and pellet above;
rev.: Artemis, standing right, w/bow in extended left hand, the right hand reaching over the shoulder for arrow in quiver; circular Greek legend probably BACIΛEΩC ΦPAATEC;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
2 commentsSchatz03/17/17 at 02:01Robert L3: Quite nice.
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Aksumite Empire: Kaleb (ca. 510-540) AR Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 42; Munro-Hay Type 111; BMC Axum 411-12)16 viewsObv: ነገሠ ከለበ (neguš Kaleb; King Kaleb); Crowned bust right; cross above
Rev: ለሀገረ ዘየደለ (la-hagar ze-yedlu (or za-yedallu); May this be (or he who is) suitable for the city/country); Bust right, wearing headcloth; cross above
3 commentsQuant.Geek03/16/17 at 22:50Kaleb B: Just curious, did you ever find the description fo...
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SICILY, Gela9 viewsAR Tetradrachm. More info forthcoming.1 commentsMolinari03/16/17 at 20:55n.igma: This one has an ethereal quality - beautiful.
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SICILY: Gela13 viewsSICILY: Gela, 480-4570 BC. Jenkins 163.2 commentsMolinari03/16/17 at 20:52n.igma: High art this one.
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MOESIA: Istros19 viewsHead of Acheloios Istros as a man-faced bull facing, horns and bovine ear visible, dotted border. Eagle grasping dolphion, ISTPIH above. Unpublished variety (ISTPIH)

Mint state, right?
3 commentsMolinari03/16/17 at 20:51n.igma: Truly impressive detail with an amazing three quar...
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ETRURIA: Situla Fittings35 viewsA Pair of Etruscan Situla Fittings, circa 5th Century B.C. Bronze, 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) high for the taller. Each depicting Acheloios, winged with fish scale belly, wearing cap, each piece preserving part of the vessel wall. Modern pinholes in reverse for mounting. I own the one on the right of the photo (MSP I, p. 108, Fig. 59a). Ex S. Donati, Lugano 1982; Ex. Christies' Sale 9666, lot 52;.59a-b.2 commentsMolinari03/16/17 at 20:49n.igma: An amazing pair. You are fortunate to own one.
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5 viewsAE Onkia, 2.11 g, Sicily, Panormos, ca. 415-380 B.C. Obv: Forepart of Man-headed bull facing left, possibly ear of corn above or simply an encrustation divided from the man-faced bull by the tooler, in which case SYS should be above. Rev: Horse trotting right, ear of corn above. Calciati I, 272, no. 11. Hoover HGC 2, 1062 (this coin); Giuseppe Bucetti "Monete, Storia e topografia della Sicilia Greca," p. 344 (this coin); MSP I, 48b (this coin illustrated).

Definite tooling around the major devices, on the legs and back. Face apparently untouched though field in front has been smoothed.

Ex. Dr. Busso-Peus, Auction 386, No. 108 (unsold). Tooled.
2 commentsMolinari03/16/17 at 20:46n.igma: Impressive and a HGC plate coin to boot! Very nice...
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Accidental Man-Faced Bull!32 viewsBLACK SEA: Pantikapaion, AE 12mm, 2.25g, c 160-150BC,Obverse: Head and neck of bull, head facing, over-struck on bow and PAN reverse type, with AN forming a perceived nose and mouth on the bull. Reverse: Plough & Corn ear ; PAN surrounding. Anokhin 165.2 commentsMolinari03/16/17 at 20:40n.igma: Wonderful serendipity! Congratulations on a truly ...
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120 Nerva 17 views

Nerva Denarius. IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP, laureate head right / FORTVNA PR, Fortuna seated left, holding corn ears & scepter. RIC 17, RSC 79, BMC 41
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/16/17 at 12:58Jay GT4: Nice!
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ROMAN REPUBLIC. M. Sergius Silus 2 viewsAR Denarius, 19mm, 3.9g, 9h; Rome, 116-115 BC.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right; ROMA and XVI monogram behind, EX•S•C before.
Rev.: Soldier on horseback rearing left, holding sword and severed Gallic head in left hand; Q M SERGI below // SILVS
Reference: Crawford 286/1; RSC Sergia 1 / 17-65-225
1 commentsJohn Anthony03/16/17 at 12:58Jay GT4: Great type!
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CAMPANIA: Neapolis4 viewsCAMPANIA, Neapolis. 350-326 BC. AE half unit. Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev: Forepart of Achelous Sebethos as a man-faced bull to right, star with four rays on shoulder, NEOPOLITHS above. Sambon 564, Taliercio Ib, 5; MSP I, 206 (this con illustrated).

Ex. CNG eAuction 308, lot 539 (part of)
2 commentsMolinari03/16/17 at 11:55Molinari: Thanks. I got this one in a group lot for a real b...
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L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. (89 B.C.)20 viewsAR Denarius
O: Bareheaded, bearded head of King Tatius right; SABIN downward behind; palm frond below chin.
R: Tarpeia facing, buried to her waist in shields, with raised hands she tries to thrust off two soldiers who are about to cast their shields at her; star in crescent above; L•TITVRI in exergue.
Rome Mint
3.75g
19mm
Crawford 344/2b; Sydenham 699
3 commentsMat03/16/17 at 08:24Nicholas Z: Wow, that is a neat reverse.
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Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)15 viewsBI Tetradrachm
O: AVT KAIC TPAIAN AΔPIANOC CЄB, laureate head left.
R: Bust of Nilus right, wearing taenia, slight drapery; cornucopia behind; L ЄN-NЄAKΔ (date) around.
Alexandria Mint, Dated year 19 (134/5 AD)
9.79g
22.9mm
Köln 1147 Dattari (Savio) 7450-1; K&G 32.619; Emmett 875.19
4 commentsMat03/16/17 at 08:23Nicholas Z: Great coin. Nice portraits on both sides, which s...
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120 Nerva 17 views

Nerva Denarius. IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP, laureate head right / FORTVNA PR, Fortuna seated left, holding corn ears & scepter. RIC 17, RSC 79, BMC 41
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/16/17 at 08:22Canaan: Nice Addition
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142 Aelius17 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, RIC II Hadrian 1059, SRCV II 3981, BMCRE III Hadrian 1921, Cohen II 26, aF, Rome mint, weight 25.725g, maximum diameter 31.3mm, die axis 180o, 137 A.D.; obverse L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right; reverse TR POT COS II, PANNO-NIA and S - C across fields, Pannonia standing facing, head left, holding vexillum in right hand and gathering up drapery in left; scarce; ex forvm5 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/16/17 at 08:21Canaan: Nice Addition, Congrats
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RPC II 2645 Domitianus15 viewsObv: AVT KAICAP ∆OMIT CEB ΓERM, Laureate head right
Rev: L IA, Sfinx right
AE/Obol (19.04 mm 4.609 g 12 h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC II 2645, SNG France 4 946-947, Dattari 570
Purchased from Dionysos Numismatik on eBay
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/16/17 at 08:13Randygeki(h2): I'd love to have one of these, very nice!
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RPC II 2666 Domitianus11 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓΕΡM, Laureate head right
Rev: L/IA (across field), Lighted and garlanded altar
AE/Obol (18.26 mm 3.325 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC 2666, Dattari-Savio 538 (this coin)
ex Naville Numismatics Auction 29 lot 368, from the Dattari collection
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/16/17 at 08:12Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)2 viewsSRCV 10277 var. (0bverse legend) , RIC V J-444, Göbl 1601b, Van Meter 148

BI Antoninianus, 3.50 g., 20.82 mm. max., 180°

Antioch mint, 5th emission, struck during joint reign (253-260 A.D.), in 256-257 A.D.

Obv: IMP GALLIENVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right.

Rev: LIBERALITAS AVGG, Liberalitas standing left, holding cornucopia right and counting-board/tessera left.

Liberalitas is the personification of generosity, and frequently alludes to a specific imperial donative to the urban population of Rome. On this emission, it refers to the donative of 255 A.D. to mark the joint consulate of Gallienus and Valerian.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
1 commentsStkp03/16/17 at 07:14Randygeki(h2): Nice style
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Roman, Carnelian intaglio in a AE-ring, Serapis ??? #030,41 viewsRoman, Carnelian intaglio in a AE-ring, Serapis ??? #030,
type: Carnelian Intaglio,
size: 22x11x12mm, (total size, not an intaglo size)
weight: 4,0g,
date: ???A.D.,
ref: ???.,
distribution: Rome,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/16/17 at 07:14Randygeki(h2): This really cool too.
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007 Antonia (?-37 A.D.), RIC I 092 (Claudius), Rome, AE-As(?), (Claudius) Claudius, togate, standing left, S C at sides,34 views007 Antonia (?-37 A.D.), RIC I 092 (Claudius), Rome, AE-As(?), (Claudius) Claudius, togate, standing left, S C at sides,
Antonia, mother of Claudius. Died 37 AD.
avers:- ANTONIA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Antonia right.
revers:- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, S-C across field, Claudius, togate, standing left, holding simpulum.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 26,5mm, weight: 9,54g, axes:10h,
mint: Rome, date: Struck circa 41-50 A.D., ref: RIC I 92 (Claudius), Cohen 6, BMCRE 166 (Claudius),
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/16/17 at 07:13Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Zoomorphic Bird Fibula (Pigeon or Duck ?) #181, AE-Bird fibula 10, Hattatt-Not in,34 viewsZoomorphic Bird Fibula (Pigeon or Duck ?) #181, AE-Bird fibula 10, Hattatt-Not in,
Fibula #181, Bird fibula 10
type: It is late -Roman.,
size: 37x17x21mm,
weight: 10,37g,
date: A.D.,
ref: Hattatt-Not in ,
distribution: ,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/16/17 at 07:13Randygeki(h2): Thats neat
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Constantine the great, Constantinople Commemorative, 330 - 335 A.D.6 viewsObv. CONSTANTINOPOLIS, helmeted, laureate and mantled bust left holding scepter across shoulder.
Rev. Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right hand, resting left hand on grounded shield, SMANI in exergue.
References: RIC VII Antioch 114.
15mm and 1.69grams.
2 commentsCanaan03/16/17 at 07:12Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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L. Mussidius Longus – Mussidia-6b5 viewsMoneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. L. Mussidius Longus. 42 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.93 g, 9h). Rome mint. Diademed and veiled head of Concordia right / Shrine of Venus Cloacina: circular platform surmounted by two statues of the goddess, each resting a hand on cippus. Crawford 494/42a; CRI 188; Sydenham 1093; Mussidia 6b. 1 commentsBud Stewart03/16/17 at 07:12Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Myndos AE10 Poseidon/dolphin3 viewsObv: Laureate head of Poseidon right.
Rev: Dolphin right, trident below.
1 commentsancientone03/16/17 at 07:12Randygeki(h2): neat little coin
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Eye of Horus: Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1070-664 BCE) Blue and Black faience Wedjet Amulet (Petrie, Amulets pl. XXV, 138y)9 viewsFrom the Carl Devries Collection1 commentsQuant.Geek03/16/17 at 07:11Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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120 Nerva 17 views

Nerva Denarius. IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP, laureate head right / FORTVNA PR, Fortuna seated left, holding corn ears & scepter. RIC 17, RSC 79, BMC 41
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/15/17 at 23:10Mat: Glad you got one finally
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Constantius II3 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, PDC, A behind/ Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field. AQT dot in ex

Aquileia 113/147
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/15/17 at 23:10Mat: Nice addition
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Antique, AE-Pelta shaped horse harness or knob or button #0132 viewsAntique, AE-Pelta shaped horse harness or knob or button #01
type: AE-Pelta shaped Roman (?) horse harness,
size: 26x22,5x9mm,
weight: 7,5g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Rome (?),
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/15/17 at 22:08okidoki: Nice Q
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ARGOLIS, ARGOS AR Hemidrachm4 viewsOBVERSE: Forepart of a wolf left
REVERSE: Large "A", eagle below "I-E/P-W/NO-S" = Hieron (Magistrate)
Struck at Argos,90-40 BC
2.25g, 15.5mm
BCD Peloponnesos 1177
Ex Aegean Numismatics
1 commentsLegatus03/15/17 at 07:59Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin! This one was on my watch list, gla...
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5 viewsAE Onkia, 2.11 g, Sicily, Panormos, ca. 415-380 B.C. Obv: Forepart of Man-headed bull facing left, possibly ear of corn above or simply an encrustation divided from the man-faced bull by the tooler, in which case SYS should be above. Rev: Horse trotting right, ear of corn above. Calciati I, 272, no. 11. Hoover HGC 2, 1062 (this coin); Giuseppe Bucetti "Monete, Storia e topografia della Sicilia Greca," p. 344 (this coin); MSP I, 48b (this coin illustrated).

Definite tooling around the major devices, on the legs and back. Face apparently untouched though field in front has been smoothed.

Ex. Dr. Busso-Peus, Auction 386, No. 108 (unsold). Tooled.
2 commentsMolinari03/15/17 at 04:28Skyler: Nice coin
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CAMPANIA: Neapolis4 viewsCAMPANIA, Neapolis. 350-326 BC. AE half unit. Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev: Forepart of Achelous Sebethos as a man-faced bull to right, star with four rays on shoulder, NEOPOLITHS above. Sambon 564, Taliercio Ib, 5; MSP I, 206 (this con illustrated).

Ex. CNG eAuction 308, lot 539 (part of)
2 commentsMolinari03/15/17 at 04:27Skyler: Great looking patina
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Vespasian-RIC-139747 viewsAR Denarius, 3.29g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 1397 (R), BMC p. 89†, RSC 291, RPC 807 (5 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Turreted and draped female bust, r.
Acquired from NB Numismatics, March 2017. Ex VAuctions 292 (Imperial Coins), 6 December 2012, lot 130.

The first denarius issue at Ephesus was struck without mint marks and all of them are quite rare. This particular denarius has a peculiarly crude style compared with other Ephesian denarii. RIC II.1 authors Carradice and Buttrey comment about this coin in the introduction on p. 8 - 'a recent example seen in trade (Imperial Coins 2004) had the correct legend (and good weight for a denarius, at 3.29g) but a very different, inferior style on both the obverse and reverse. Is such a coin a barbarous imitation, or simply the product of a less able die-engraver employed at the start of a mint's output?' Curiously, the RIC plate coin of this same type from Oxford is in a similarly crude style. My hunch is that it is an official product of the mint. Interesting to note that Mattingly in BMCRE II doubted the type existed without mint mark, which indicates how rare it is!

Struck on a small flan in high relief.

5 commentsDavid Atherton03/15/17 at 00:41Kim B. N: Good old Ves looks fine without his ahmm.. thick c...
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Phoenicia, Arados 114-113 B.C2 viewsAE 16.99mm (Thickness 3.06mm), weight 5.16g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, braided ponytail, palm frond behind.

Reverse: Poseiden seated left on prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letter beth (B) in right field, Aradian era date 146 with Phoenician letters mem (M), yodh (Y), taw (T) ? & sadhe (TS) ? below.
2 commentsMartin Rowe03/15/17 at 00:36Kim B. N: You do find some lovely coins Martin.
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Vespasian-RIC-139747 viewsAR Denarius, 3.29g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 1397 (R), BMC p. 89†, RSC 291, RPC 807 (5 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Turreted and draped female bust, r.
Acquired from NB Numismatics, March 2017. Ex VAuctions 292 (Imperial Coins), 6 December 2012, lot 130.

The first denarius issue at Ephesus was struck without mint marks and all of them are quite rare. This particular denarius has a peculiarly crude style compared with other Ephesian denarii. RIC II.1 authors Carradice and Buttrey comment about this coin in the introduction on p. 8 - 'a recent example seen in trade (Imperial Coins 2004) had the correct legend (and good weight for a denarius, at 3.29g) but a very different, inferior style on both the obverse and reverse. Is such a coin a barbarous imitation, or simply the product of a less able die-engraver employed at the start of a mint's output?' Curiously, the RIC plate coin of this same type from Oxford is in a similarly crude style. My hunch is that it is an official product of the mint. Interesting to note that Mattingly in BMCRE II doubted the type existed without mint mark, which indicates how rare it is!

Struck on a small flan in high relief.

5 commentsDavid Atherton03/14/17 at 23:33Nemonater: How cool is that? Fantastic rarity!
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RPC II 2573 Domitianus11 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓEΡM, Head of Domitian wreathed with grain, right, aegis by neck
Rev: L I (left field), Nike seated left on a pile of shields, holding wreath and palm
AE/Hemidrachm (29.22 mm 10.579 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 90-91 A.D.
RPC II 2573, Dattari-Savio 515
Purchased from Den of Antiquity on eBay
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/14/17 at 19:10Jay GT4: Lovely
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RPC II 2594 Domitianus10 viewsObv: AVT KAICAP ΔΟMIT CEB ΓEPM, Laureate head right
Rev: L I, Agathodaimon serpent coiled left, with Apis Bull head-dress
AE/Obol (18.62 mm 3.145 gr 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 90-91 A.D.
RPC II 2594, Dattari 625
Purchased from Dionysos Numismatik on eBay
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/14/17 at 19:09Jay GT4: Congrats!
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RPC II 2645 Domitianus15 viewsObv: AVT KAICAP ∆OMIT CEB ΓERM, Laureate head right
Rev: L IA, Sfinx right
AE/Obol (19.04 mm 4.609 g 12 h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC II 2645, SNG France 4 946-947, Dattari 570
Purchased from Dionysos Numismatik on eBay
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/14/17 at 19:09Jay GT4: Never seen this type before!
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Vespasian-RIC-139747 viewsAR Denarius, 3.29g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 1397 (R), BMC p. 89†, RSC 291, RPC 807 (5 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Turreted and draped female bust, r.
Acquired from NB Numismatics, March 2017. Ex VAuctions 292 (Imperial Coins), 6 December 2012, lot 130.

The first denarius issue at Ephesus was struck without mint marks and all of them are quite rare. This particular denarius has a peculiarly crude style compared with other Ephesian denarii. RIC II.1 authors Carradice and Buttrey comment about this coin in the introduction on p. 8 - 'a recent example seen in trade (Imperial Coins 2004) had the correct legend (and good weight for a denarius, at 3.29g) but a very different, inferior style on both the obverse and reverse. Is such a coin a barbarous imitation, or simply the product of a less able die-engraver employed at the start of a mint's output?' Curiously, the RIC plate coin of this same type from Oxford is in a similarly crude style. My hunch is that it is an official product of the mint. Interesting to note that Mattingly in BMCRE II doubted the type existed without mint mark, which indicates how rare it is!

Struck on a small flan in high relief.

5 commentsDavid Atherton03/14/17 at 10:18FlaviusDomitianus: Nice catch!
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Cyzicus, RIC VIII 066, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), -/-//SMKA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, Rare !,52 viewsCyzicus, RIC VIII 066, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), -/-//SMKA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, Rare !,
avers:- D-N-CONSTA-NS-P-F-AVG, Draped , diademed, bust right,
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor military dress stage left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship. No letter on the fields !!
exe: -/-//SMKA, diameter: 23-24,5 mm, weight: 4,95g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-66 no letter is the fields!! Rare!, p-494,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans03/14/17 at 06:46labienus: Very nice portrait
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Phoenicia, Arados 131-130 B.C2 viewsAE 20.75mm (Thickness 2.86mm), weight 6.32g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, braided ponytail, palm frond behind.

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 129 with gimel (G) below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe03/14/17 at 06:16Canaan: OMG, great relief with this sand patina, great det...
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Phoenicia, Arados 130-129 B.C2 viewsAE 22.32mm (Thickness 2.91mm), weight 7.41g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, S shaped ponytail, palm frond behind.

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 130 below. (Double strike has eradicated Phoenician letter normally found far bottom)
1 commentsMartin Rowe03/14/17 at 06:14Canaan: Nice addition
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Phoenicia, Arados 114-113 B.C2 viewsAE 16.99mm (Thickness 3.06mm), weight 5.16g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, braided ponytail, palm frond behind.

Reverse: Poseiden seated left on prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letter beth (B) in right field, Aradian era date 146 with Phoenician letters mem (M), yodh (Y), taw (T) ? & sadhe (TS) ? below.
2 commentsMartin Rowe03/14/17 at 06:13Canaan: Very nice.
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Vespasian-RIC-139747 viewsAR Denarius, 3.29g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 1397 (R), BMC p. 89†, RSC 291, RPC 807 (5 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Turreted and draped female bust, r.
Acquired from NB Numismatics, March 2017. Ex VAuctions 292 (Imperial Coins), 6 December 2012, lot 130.

The first denarius issue at Ephesus was struck without mint marks and all of them are quite rare. This particular denarius has a peculiarly crude style compared with other Ephesian denarii. RIC II.1 authors Carradice and Buttrey comment about this coin in the introduction on p. 8 - 'a recent example seen in trade (Imperial Coins 2004) had the correct legend (and good weight for a denarius, at 3.29g) but a very different, inferior style on both the obverse and reverse. Is such a coin a barbarous imitation, or simply the product of a less able die-engraver employed at the start of a mint's output?' Curiously, the RIC plate coin of this same type from Oxford is in a similarly crude style. My hunch is that it is an official product of the mint. Interesting to note that Mattingly in BMCRE II doubted the type existed without mint mark, which indicates how rare it is!

Struck on a small flan in high relief.

5 commentsDavid Atherton03/14/17 at 05:48quadrans: Great one..
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Vespasian-RIC-139747 viewsAR Denarius, 3.29g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 1397 (R), BMC p. 89†, RSC 291, RPC 807 (5 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Turreted and draped female bust, r.
Acquired from NB Numismatics, March 2017. Ex VAuctions 292 (Imperial Coins), 6 December 2012, lot 130.

The first denarius issue at Ephesus was struck without mint marks and all of them are quite rare. This particular denarius has a peculiarly crude style compared with other Ephesian denarii. RIC II.1 authors Carradice and Buttrey comment about this coin in the introduction on p. 8 - 'a recent example seen in trade (Imperial Coins 2004) had the correct legend (and good weight for a denarius, at 3.29g) but a very different, inferior style on both the obverse and reverse. Is such a coin a barbarous imitation, or simply the product of a less able die-engraver employed at the start of a mint's output?' Curiously, the RIC plate coin of this same type from Oxford is in a similarly crude style. My hunch is that it is an official product of the mint. Interesting to note that Mattingly in BMCRE II doubted the type existed without mint mark, which indicates how rare it is!

Struck on a small flan in high relief.

5 commentsDavid Atherton03/14/17 at 01:18Jay GT4: Oh wow! Congrats!
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866.08 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 123-24 AD Isis5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5440; Emmett 866.8; Dattari 1398 ; Köln 855

Issue L H = year 8

Obv. AΥT KAI TΡAI AΔΡIA CEB
Laureate head of Hadrian right, wearing aegis

Rev. L-H
Draped bust of Isis right with Isiscrown, wearing her horned solar crown

12.11 gr
22 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki03/13/17 at 15:19Mat: Love the toning on it
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889.03 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 118-19 AD Sarapis bust4 viewsReference.
Emmett 889.03; RPC III, 5148; Dattari 1455, Milne 909

Issue L Γ = year 3

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right, drapery on left shoulder; to right, star in front.

Rev. L B
Draped bust of Sarapis, wearing kalathos and laurel wreath, right.

13.38 gr
24 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki03/13/17 at 15:19Mat: Very nice
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Huszár 351, Unger 263, Réthy I 291, Frynas H.19.8.2 viewsHungary. István/Stephen V (1270-1272)

AR obulus, ..14 g., 10.38 mm. max., 180°

Obv: Crowned bust facing front holding lily in right hand.

Rev: + REX ST[EH]ANV around lily.

Huszár rarity R1, Unger value 48 DM, Frynas rarity S. Reverse legend per Unger and Réthy rather than per Huszár (+ REX STEHAN).
1 commentsStkp03/13/17 at 07:16quadrans: Nice Piece..
Constans_AE-2-Follis_DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG_FEL-TEMP-REPAR-ATIO_SMKA_RIC-VIII-66_p-494_Cyzicus_348-50-AD_Rare_Q-001_0h_23-24,5mm_4,95g-s~0.jpg
Cyzicus, RIC VIII 066, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), -/-//SMKA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, Rare !,52 viewsCyzicus, RIC VIII 066, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), -/-//SMKA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, Rare !,
avers:- D-N-CONSTA-NS-P-F-AVG, Draped , diademed, bust right,
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor military dress stage left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship. No letter on the fields !!
exe: -/-//SMKA, diameter: 23-24,5 mm, weight: 4,95g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-66 no letter is the fields!! Rare!, p-494,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans03/12/17 at 21:48Nemonater: This coin is
Constans_AE-2-Follis_DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG_FEL-TEMP-REPAR-ATIO_SMKA_RIC-VIII-66_p-494_Cyzicus_348-50-AD_Rare_Q-001_0h_23-24,5mm_4,95g-s~0.jpg
Cyzicus, RIC VIII 066, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), -/-//SMKA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, Rare !,52 viewsCyzicus, RIC VIII 066, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), -/-//SMKA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, Rare !,
avers:- D-N-CONSTA-NS-P-F-AVG, Draped , diademed, bust right,
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor military dress stage left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship. No letter on the fields !!
exe: -/-//SMKA, diameter: 23-24,5 mm, weight: 4,95g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-66 no letter is the fields!! Rare!, p-494,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans03/12/17 at 19:08Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
Constans_AE-2-Follis_DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG_FEL-TEMP-REPAR-ATIO_SMKA_RIC-VIII-66_p-494_Cyzicus_348-50-AD_Rare_Q-001_0h_23-24,5mm_4,95g-s.jpg
146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC VIII 066, -/-//SMKA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, Rare !,49 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC VIII 066, -/-//SMKA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, Rare !,
avers:- D-N-CONSTA-NS-P-F-AVG, Draped , diademed, bust right,
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor military dress stage left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship. No letter on the fields !!
exe: -/-//SMKA, diameter: 23-24,5 mm, weight: 4,95g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-66 no letter is the fields!! Rare!, p-494,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/12/17 at 19:07Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Emmett 1103.21, EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 136-37 AD Pharos lighthouse4 viewsReference.
Dattari-Savio Pl. 95, 1935 (this coin). RPC 6233/; Emmett 1103.21

Issue L KA = year 21

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

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

11.31 gr
30 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki03/12/17 at 17:57shanxi: these coins with Pharos are very interesting
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Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)15 viewsBI Tetradrachm
O: AVT KAIC TPAIAN AΔPIANOC CЄB, laureate head left.
R: Bust of Nilus right, wearing taenia, slight drapery; cornucopia behind; L ЄN-NЄAKΔ (date) around.
Alexandria Mint, Dated year 19 (134/5 AD)
9.79g
22.9mm
Köln 1147 Dattari (Savio) 7450-1; K&G 32.619; Emmett 875.19
4 commentsMat03/12/17 at 17:50okidoki: very nice details and looks
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1375 Hadrian, Cistophorus CARIA, Cnidus? Zeus seated6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1375/1; Metcalf 71; C. -; RIC -; BMC -; W. E. Metcalf, The Cistophori of Hadrian, 1980, 76, 308 Taf. 20 = RPC III 1375; M. 308

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

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

9.90 gr
mm
h

Note.
ex Theodor Grewer collection
ex Kress, Auktion 158, 1973, Los 997
2 commentsokidoki03/11/17 at 23:44Jay GT4: Nice big coin. I've always liked these Cistop...
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146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC VIII 066, -/-//SMKA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, Rare !,49 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC VIII 066, -/-//SMKA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, Rare !,
avers:- D-N-CONSTA-NS-P-F-AVG, Draped , diademed, bust right,
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor military dress stage left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship. No letter on the fields !!
exe: -/-//SMKA, diameter: 23-24,5 mm, weight: 4,95g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-66 no letter is the fields!! Rare!, p-494,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/11/17 at 23:44Jay GT4: Amazing!
Constans_AE-2-Follis_DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG_FEL-TEMP-REPAR-ATIO_SMKA_RIC-VIII-66_p-494_Cyzicus_348-50-AD_Rare_Q-001_0h_23-24,5mm_4,95g-s~0.jpg
Cyzicus, RIC VIII 066, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), -/-//SMKA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, Rare !,52 viewsCyzicus, RIC VIII 066, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), -/-//SMKA, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, Rare !,
avers:- D-N-CONSTA-NS-P-F-AVG, Draped , diademed, bust right,
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor military dress stage left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship. No letter on the fields !!
exe: -/-//SMKA, diameter: 23-24,5 mm, weight: 4,95g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-66 no letter is the fields!! Rare!, p-494,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans03/11/17 at 23:43Jay GT4: Amazing!
hadtetnilus.jpg
Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)15 viewsBI Tetradrachm
O: AVT KAIC TPAIAN AΔPIANOC CЄB, laureate head left.
R: Bust of Nilus right, wearing taenia, slight drapery; cornucopia behind; L ЄN-NЄAKΔ (date) around.
Alexandria Mint, Dated year 19 (134/5 AD)
9.79g
22.9mm
Köln 1147 Dattari (Savio) 7450-1; K&G 32.619; Emmett 875.19
4 commentsMat03/11/17 at 20:40Jay GT4: I like these earlier Alexandrian tets
hadtetnilus.jpg
Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)15 viewsBI Tetradrachm
O: AVT KAIC TPAIAN AΔPIANOC CЄB, laureate head left.
R: Bust of Nilus right, wearing taenia, slight drapery; cornucopia behind; L ЄN-NЄAKΔ (date) around.
Alexandria Mint, Dated year 19 (134/5 AD)
9.79g
22.9mm
Köln 1147 Dattari (Savio) 7450-1; K&G 32.619; Emmett 875.19
4 commentsMat03/11/17 at 16:24Randygeki(h2): A cool tet. You keep tempting me to get more.
072_Gordianus-III__(238-244_A_D_),_RIC_069_AG-Ant_IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG_SECVLI-FELICITAS_RIC-IV-III-216-p-37_C-319__Antioch__242-4-AD_Q-002_h_21,5-23,0mm_g-s.jpg
072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 216, AR-Antoninianus, Antioch, SECVLI FELICITAS Gordian standing right, #243 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 216, AR-Antoninianus, Antioch, SECVLI FELICITAS Gordian standing right, #2
avers: IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate bust right, cuirassed.
revers: SECVLI-FELICITAS, Gordian standing right, holding a spear diagonally and globe.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 21,5-23,0 mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Antioch, date: 242-244 A.D.(8th. Issue, 6th off.), ref: RIC IV-III-216, p-37, C-319,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans03/11/17 at 06:36Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Domitian As Virtus 25 viewsObv.
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER PP
Laureate head right


Rev.
VIRTVTI AVGVSTI
SC
Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium
1 commentsancientdave03/11/17 at 06:35Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Claudius As Libertas Augusta 218 viewsObv.
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP P P
Bare head left

Rev.
LIBERTAS AVGVSTA
SC
Libertas standing facing with pileus, extending left hand

RIC 113 Cohen 47 BMC 202
1 commentsancientdave03/11/17 at 06:35Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Claudius Thracian Mint Dupondius Ceres42 viewsObv.
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P
Bare head left

Rev.
CERES AVGVSTA
SC

This coin is part of a rare and little understood issue thought to be from a provincial mint in Thrace, which copy contemporary Roman AE issues. These Thracian issues show unusually good style, rivaling that of the official Roman mint. The Thracian Ceres dupondius of Claudius is notable for having a 12 o'clock die axis, and centration dimples which immediately show it cannot be a product of the official Roman mint. The style is typically good enough though that these issues are often mis-attributed as normal Roman issues, as was the case with my coin.

This thread from 2009 has served as the best reference for these Thracian AE coins of Claudius that I have been able to find:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=57292.0

3 commentsancientdave03/11/17 at 06:34Randygeki(h2): Wonderful example!
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GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater63 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
3 commentsJay GT403/10/17 at 19:03Nemonater: Do you see them any better than this?
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Constans12 viewsBillon centenionalis of Constans
Antioch, officina 10; 348-350 CE
9mm x 21mm, 4.41g
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper left field, ANI in ex
RIC VIII Antioch 128; LRBC 2615 BW Ref: 188 026 120

Ex moonmoth
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/coins/constans_188.html
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/10/17 at 16:51quadrans: Nice specimen..
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142 Aelius17 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, RIC II Hadrian 1059, SRCV II 3981, BMCRE III Hadrian 1921, Cohen II 26, aF, Rome mint, weight 25.725g, maximum diameter 31.3mm, die axis 180o, 137 A.D.; obverse L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right; reverse TR POT COS II, PANNO-NIA and S - C across fields, Pannonia standing facing, head left, holding vexillum in right hand and gathering up drapery in left; scarce; ex forvm5 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/10/17 at 16:47quadrans: It's OK Randy...
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142 Aelius17 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, RIC II Hadrian 1059, SRCV II 3981, BMCRE III Hadrian 1921, Cohen II 26, aF, Rome mint, weight 25.725g, maximum diameter 31.3mm, die axis 180o, 137 A.D.; obverse L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right; reverse TR POT COS II, PANNO-NIA and S - C across fields, Pannonia standing facing, head left, holding vexillum in right hand and gathering up drapery in left; scarce; ex forvm5 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/10/17 at 13:23Mat: Great addition, Randy
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Constans12 viewsBillon centenionalis of Constans
Antioch, officina 10; 348-350 CE
9mm x 21mm, 4.41g
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper left field, ANI in ex
RIC VIII Antioch 128; LRBC 2615 BW Ref: 188 026 120

Ex moonmoth
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/coins/constans_188.html
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/10/17 at 13:23Mat: Nice addition
IMG_2423.JPG
Constans12 viewsBillon centenionalis of Constans
Antioch, officina 10; 348-350 CE
9mm x 21mm, 4.41g
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper left field, ANI in ex
RIC VIII Antioch 128; LRBC 2615 BW Ref: 188 026 120

Ex moonmoth
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/coins/constans_188.html
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/10/17 at 12:03Jay GT4: Always liked these types
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142 Aelius17 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, RIC II Hadrian 1059, SRCV II 3981, BMCRE III Hadrian 1921, Cohen II 26, aF, Rome mint, weight 25.725g, maximum diameter 31.3mm, die axis 180o, 137 A.D.; obverse L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right; reverse TR POT COS II, PANNO-NIA and S - C across fields, Pannonia standing facing, head left, holding vexillum in right hand and gathering up drapery in left; scarce; ex forvm5 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/10/17 at 12:02Jay GT4: Tough
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142 Aelius17 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, RIC II Hadrian 1059, SRCV II 3981, BMCRE III Hadrian 1921, Cohen II 26, aF, Rome mint, weight 25.725g, maximum diameter 31.3mm, die axis 180o, 137 A.D.; obverse L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right; reverse TR POT COS II, PANNO-NIA and S - C across fields, Pannonia standing facing, head left, holding vexillum in right hand and gathering up drapery in left; scarce; ex forvm5 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/10/17 at 05:58ancientdave: Nice portrait!
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Domitian RIC 5234 viewsAR Denarius, 2.62g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 52 (R2), BMC p. 299||; , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Dolphin coiled around anchor
Acquired from Lanz (eBay), February 2017.

Nothing more quite shows how much of a stickler Domitian was for keeping to the letter of the law than the 'PONT' denarii struck very early in his reign. Domitian would not call himself by the full title Pontifex Maximus until the proper religious ceremonies voting him as such were concluded. The PONT denarii provide numismatic evidence for Suetonius' claim that Domitian scrupulously observed the proper formalities (Dom. VII - IX). The coins themselves are quite rare, struck in a brief window of time while Domitian was being awarded his full titles.The resulting sequence of titles is quite fascinating!

Interestingly, the 'V' in AVG here looks more like a 'Y'. Some have speculated that this shows evidence of a Greek engraver working at the mint early in Domitian's reign.

Struck in good metal with a minor flan crack.
3 commentsDavid Atherton03/10/17 at 05:35Randygeki(h2): Great coin!
Vespasian_Eph_Paci.jpg
Vespasian Ephesus denarius23 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR P P P
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm across left shoulder, annulet at lower left, at lower right, star.

Ephesus 74 AD.

3.01g

Rare

RIC 1457 (R2); RPC 853; RCV 2271 var

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics
5 commentsJay GT403/10/17 at 05:27Randygeki(h2): A great denarius!
Ephesus_Concordia.jpg
Vespasian Ephesus denarius19 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate Head of Vespasian right

CONCORDIA AVG
Ceres seated left, holding poppy with ears of corn and cornucopia BY in exergue

Ephesus, 71 AD

3.31g

RPC 824; RIC 320

Ex- TC collection Edmonton; Ex-Calgary Coin
3 commentsJay GT403/10/17 at 05:27Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
Constantius-II__AE-2-Follis_DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-P-F-AVG_FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO_CONSA_RIC-VIII-84-p-454_Constantinopolis_348-51-AD_Q-001_0h_20,0-21,5mm_5,02g-s.jpg
147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 084, -/-//CONSA, AE-2 Follis, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Emperor left and two captives, Scarce!53 views147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 084, -/-//CONSA, AE-2 Follis, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Emperor left and two captives, Scarce!
avers:- D-N-CONSTAN-TIVS-P-F-AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
rever:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Constantius II in military dress standing left, holding labarum with Chi-Rho and resting hand on shield set on ground, to left, two captives.
exergo: -/-//CONSA, diameter: 20,0-21,5mm, weight: 5,02g, axis: 0h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 348-51 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-84, p-454, Scarce!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/10/17 at 05:00Randygeki(h2): Nice!
Constans_AE-2-Follis_D-N-CONSTA-NS-P-F-AVG_FEL-TEMP-REPAR-ATIO_ESIS_RIC-VIII-224-p-365_Siscia_346-350-AD__Q-001_5h_19,5-20,5mm_3,65g-s~0.jpg
Siscia, RIC VIII 224, -/-//ЄSIS, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor and two captives, avers:- D-N-CONSTA-NS-P-F-AVG, Diademed draped bust left, holding globe.52 viewsSiscia, RIC VIII 224, -/-//ЄSIS, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor and two captives,
avers:- D-N-CONSTA-NS-P-F-AVG, Diademed draped bust left, holding globe.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Constantius II in military dress standing left, holding labarum with Chi-Rho and resting hand on shield set on ground, to left, two captives.
exe: -/-//ЄSIS, diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,65g, axis: 5h,
mint: Siscia, date: 346-350 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-224, p-365,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/10/17 at 04:59Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
Constantius-II__AE-2_DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-P-F-AVG_HOC-SIGNO-VICTOR-ERIS_A_-_III_ESIScrescent_RIC-VIII-304E-p-471-Cs1-D3_Siscia_350-51-AD_Q-001_0h_21,5-22,5mm_4,87ga-s.jpg
147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VIII 304E, AE-2 Follis, A/-//--, III/-//ЄSISᴗ, HOC-SIGNO-VICTOR-ERIS, Constantius standing left, Scarce !48 views147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VIII 304E, AE-2 Follis, A/-//--, III/-//ЄSISᴗ, HOC-SIGNO-VICTOR-ERIS, Constantius standing left, Scarce !
avers:- D-N-CONSTAN-TIVS-P-F-AVG, Cs1,D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the busts.
rever:- HOC-SIGNO-VICTOR-ERIS, Constantius standing left, holding labarum with Chi-Rho and spear, being crowned by Victory. III in left field.
exergo: A/-//--, III/-//ЄSISᴗ, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,87g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 350-351 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-304E, p-371, 5th.-off., Scarce !
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/10/17 at 04:59Randygeki(h2): Nice example!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximus Caesar, AR Denarius48 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
3 commentsNemonater03/10/17 at 04:26Jay GT4: Great coin
Vespasian_Eph_Paci.jpg
Vespasian Ephesus denarius23 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR P P P
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm across left shoulder, annulet at lower left, at lower right, star.

Ephesus 74 AD.

3.01g

Rare

RIC 1457 (R2); RPC 853; RCV 2271 var

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics
5 commentsJay GT403/10/17 at 02:14Nemonater: Beautiful catch, great photograph!
RI_170ct_img.jpg
170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 144 10 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)
2 commentsmaridvnvm03/09/17 at 20:59quadrans: Nice Piece..
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3718 SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Hadrian. Ć Semis B below3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3718; McAlee 538b.

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. S • C
in laurel wreath; beneath: Β

6.73 gr
19 mm
h
1 commentsokidoki03/09/17 at 20:55quadrans: Another great piece of your collection..
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3149 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian Ae 16 126-27 AD grain ears4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3149; SNG Leypold 2770

Issue Year 11 ( ΕΤ ΙΑ)

Obv. AYT TPAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC CEBAC
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. KAIC Tω[N ΠPOC T]ω APΓAIω ET IA (in field, l. and r.)
Three grain-ears bundled

5.11 gr
16 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki03/09/17 at 20:52quadrans: Nice Piece..
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Constans5 viewsConstans
A.D. 348- 350
20mm 4.5gm
DN CONSTA-NS P F AVG; pearl-diadem, draped, cuirassed bust left with globe in hand.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO; Emperor bare headed and in military dress standing, holding standard with Chi-Rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield. Two bound captives standing to the left.
In ex. ESIS
RIC VIII Siscia 224
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/09/17 at 20:35quadrans: Nice specimen..
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Constantius II7 viewsConstantius II
Billon centenionalis
Siscia, officina 3; 348-350 CE
22mm x 23mm, 4.74g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Reverse: 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: ΓSISR•

Ref: RIC VIII, similar to Siscia 221 but (a) different emperor; (b) the officina is unlisted and (c) this spear position is not listed for any mintmark ending in a dot.
BW Ref: 073 040 137

Ex Moonmoth http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/coins/constantius_ii_073.html
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/09/17 at 20:34quadrans: Nice one ..
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31 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 ?
5 commentsNemonater03/09/17 at 20:12quadrans: Ohh great one..
Vespasian_Eph_Paci.jpg
Vespasian Ephesus denarius23 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR P P P
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm across left shoulder, annulet at lower left, at lower right, star.

Ephesus 74 AD.

3.01g

Rare

RIC 1457 (R2); RPC 853; RCV 2271 var

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 18:52FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice acquisition!
Ephesus_Concordia.jpg
Vespasian Ephesus denarius19 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate Head of Vespasian right

CONCORDIA AVG
Ceres seated left, holding poppy with ears of corn and cornucopia BY in exergue

Ephesus, 71 AD

3.31g

RPC 824; RIC 320

Ex- TC collection Edmonton; Ex-Calgary Coin
3 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 17:15shanxi: Nice example, especially Ceres
Ephesus_Concordia.jpg
Vespasian Ephesus denarius19 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR PPP
Laureate Head of Vespasian right

CONCORDIA AVG
Ceres seated left, holding poppy with ears of corn and cornucopia BY in exergue

Ephesus, 71 AD

3.31g

RPC 824; RIC 320

Ex- TC collection Edmonton; Ex-Calgary Coin
3 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 17:03quadrans: I always love the Ephesos mint..
Vespasian_Eph_Paci.jpg
Vespasian Ephesus denarius23 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR P P P
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm across left shoulder, annulet at lower left, at lower right, star.

Ephesus 74 AD.

3.01g

Rare

RIC 1457 (R2); RPC 853; RCV 2271 var

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 17:01quadrans: Yeahh, great coin indeed..
Constantius-II__AE-2_DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-P-F-AVG_HOC-SIGNO-VICTOR-ERIS_A_-_III_ESIScrescent_RIC-VIII-304E-p-471-Cs1-D3_Siscia_350-51-AD_Q-001_0h_21,5-22,5mm_4,87ga-s.jpg
147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VIII 304E, AE-2 Follis, A/-//--, III/-//ЄSISᴗ, HOC-SIGNO-VICTOR-ERIS, Constantius standing left, Scarce !48 views147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VIII 304E, AE-2 Follis, A/-//--, III/-//ЄSISᴗ, HOC-SIGNO-VICTOR-ERIS, Constantius standing left, Scarce !
avers:- D-N-CONSTAN-TIVS-P-F-AVG, Cs1,D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the busts.
rever:- HOC-SIGNO-VICTOR-ERIS, Constantius standing left, holding labarum with Chi-Rho and spear, being crowned by Victory. III in left field.
exergo: A/-//--, III/-//ЄSISᴗ, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,87g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 350-351 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-304E, p-371, 5th.-off., Scarce !
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/09/17 at 16:36Jay GT4: Good one Q!
Vespasian_Eph_Paci.jpg
Vespasian Ephesus denarius23 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR P P P
Laureate head right

PACI AVGVSTAE
Victory advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm across left shoulder, annulet at lower left, at lower right, star.

Ephesus 74 AD.

3.01g

Rare

RIC 1457 (R2); RPC 853; RCV 2271 var

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 15:17John Anthony: Distinctive bust from an Eastern mint. Super coin!
VespasianAVGVR_TRIPOT.jpg
Vespasian denarius20 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head of Vespasian right.

AVGVR TRI POT
Simpulum, sprinkler, jug, and lituus (Priestly implements).

Rome 72-73 AD

2.51g

RIC II: 356

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 15:16John Anthony: Great details and a nice, ancient rugged look!
Domitian_Iventus.jpg
Domitian Denarius22 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow.

Rome 79 AD

RIC II 246 (Vespasian); BMCRE 269 (Vespasian); RSC 393.

Ex-Ancient Treasures (2002), Ex-ANE
6 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 12:37quadrans: One of my favourit ..
VespasianAVGVR_TRIPOT.jpg
Vespasian denarius20 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head of Vespasian right.

AVGVR TRI POT
Simpulum, sprinkler, jug, and lituus (Priestly implements).

Rome 72-73 AD

2.51g

RIC II: 356

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 12:35quadrans: Great patina..nice coin..
Domitian_Iventus.jpg
Domitian Denarius22 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow.

Rome 79 AD

RIC II 246 (Vespasian); BMCRE 269 (Vespasian); RSC 393.

Ex-Ancient Treasures (2002), Ex-ANE
6 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 11:49FlaviusDomitianus: nICE ADDITION
Domitian_Minerva.jpg
Domitian Denarius33 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl

Rome, Fall of 88 AD

3.28g

RIC 657 (R). RSC 247. A scarce reverse variant.

Ex-Ancient Treasures (1999), Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 11:48FlaviusDomitianus: INE STYLE ON THIS ONE
V21.jpg
Vespasian RIC 21 (2)5 viewsAR Denarius, 2.82g
Rome Mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 21 (C), BMC 17, RSC 94a
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS ITER TR POT; Aequitas, draped, standing l., holding scales in r. hand, transverse rod in l.
Acquired from Ars Coin Wein, February 2017.

The coin was likely struck in the early weeks of Vespasian's reign, which would account for the Vitellian-like portrait. The mint's engravers probably did not have a bust of Vespasian to work from and so produced a modified portrait of the previous emperor. With Vespasian still in Egypt, understandably the mint's engravers had a hard time figuring out his portrait ... at least until someone sent a portrait bust to the mint.

Good metal and unusual style.
1 commentsDavid Atherton03/09/17 at 11:48Jay GT4: Love these types of early portraits
Domitian_Iventus.jpg
Domitian Denarius22 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow.

Rome 79 AD

RIC II 246 (Vespasian); BMCRE 269 (Vespasian); RSC 393.

Ex-Ancient Treasures (2002), Ex-ANE
6 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 08:40Canaan: Very beautiful
VespasianAVGVR_TRIPOT.jpg
Vespasian denarius20 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head of Vespasian right.

AVGVR TRI POT
Simpulum, sprinkler, jug, and lituus (Priestly implements).

Rome 72-73 AD

2.51g

RIC II: 356

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 06:17David Atherton: Nice example.
Domitian_Iventus.jpg
Domitian Denarius22 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow.

Rome 79 AD

RIC II 246 (Vespasian); BMCRE 269 (Vespasian); RSC 393.

Ex-Ancient Treasures (2002), Ex-ANE
6 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 05:59Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
Domitian_Minerva.jpg
Domitian Denarius33 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl

Rome, Fall of 88 AD

3.28g

RIC 657 (R). RSC 247. A scarce reverse variant.

Ex-Ancient Treasures (1999), Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 05:58Randygeki(h2): Great portrait and excellent detail
VespasianAVGVR_TRIPOT.jpg
Vespasian denarius20 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head of Vespasian right.

AVGVR TRI POT
Simpulum, sprinkler, jug, and lituus (Priestly implements).

Rome 72-73 AD

2.51g

RIC II: 356

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 05:57Randygeki(h2): Nice!
VespasianAVGVR_TRIPOT.jpg
Vespasian denarius20 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head of Vespasian right.

AVGVR TRI POT
Simpulum, sprinkler, jug, and lituus (Priestly implements).

Rome 72-73 AD

2.51g

RIC II: 356

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 05:08ancientdave: Great portrait, in really fine style!
Domitian_Iventus.jpg
Domitian Denarius22 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow.

Rome 79 AD

RIC II 246 (Vespasian); BMCRE 269 (Vespasian); RSC 393.

Ex-Ancient Treasures (2002), Ex-ANE
6 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 05:07ancientdave: Great addition!!
Domitian_Minerva.jpg
Domitian Denarius33 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl

Rome, Fall of 88 AD

3.28g

RIC 657 (R). RSC 247. A scarce reverse variant.

Ex-Ancient Treasures (1999), Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 05:06ancientdave: Great looking coin!
Constantius-II__AE-2-Follis_DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-P-F-AVG_FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO_CONSA_RIC-VIII-84-p-454_Constantinopolis_348-51-AD_Q-001_0h_20,0-21,5mm_5,02g-s~0.jpg
Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 084, -/-//CONSA, 147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Emperor left and two captives, Scarce!50 viewsConstantinopolis, RIC VIII 084, -/-//CONSA, 147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Emperor left and two captives, Scarce!
avers:- D-N-CONSTAN-TIVS-P-F-AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
rever:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Constantius II in military dress standing left, holding labarum with Chi-Rho and resting hand on shield set on ground, to left, two captives.
exergo: -/-//CONSA, diameter: 20,0-21,5mm, weight: 5,02g, axis: 0h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 348-51 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-84, p-454, Scarce!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/09/17 at 00:47Jay GT4: Wow Q! It's OK!
D52sm.jpg
Domitian RIC 5234 viewsAR Denarius, 2.62g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 52 (R2), BMC p. 299||; , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Dolphin coiled around anchor
Acquired from Lanz (eBay), February 2017.

Nothing more quite shows how much of a stickler Domitian was for keeping to the letter of the law than the 'PONT' denarii struck very early in his reign. Domitian would not call himself by the full title Pontifex Maximus until the proper religious ceremonies voting him as such were concluded. The PONT denarii provide numismatic evidence for Suetonius' claim that Domitian scrupulously observed the proper formalities (Dom. VII - IX). The coins themselves are quite rare, struck in a brief window of time while Domitian was being awarded his full titles.The resulting sequence of titles is quite fascinating!

Interestingly, the 'V' in AVG here looks more like a 'Y'. Some have speculated that this shows evidence of a Greek engraver working at the mint early in Domitian's reign.

Struck in good metal with a minor flan crack.
3 commentsDavid Atherton03/09/17 at 00:43Jay GT4: Good catch!
Domitian_Minerva.jpg
Domitian Denarius33 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl

Rome, Fall of 88 AD

3.28g

RIC 657 (R). RSC 247. A scarce reverse variant.

Ex-Ancient Treasures (1999), Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 00:25Nemonater: Love the style, great details on the reverse!
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Sicily Gela AR Tetradrachm circa 425-420 BC 17.21g3 viewsQuadriga to left, with Nike as charioteer wears long sleeveless chiton with high girdle,her wings semi- open the nearside wing and top only of farside wing shown,hair in topknot she holds whip in her right hand,and a set of reins with each hand.Above large wreath of olive.Linear border.Two horses shown,with doubled outlines,the farside horse slightly in frontof the nearside one, forelegs raised clear of ground,heads parallel.Large chariot wheel with diagonal spokes.Rev head of the river god Gelas as a man-headed bull right.Between the bulls legs,bird {heron}1 commentsGrant H03/09/17 at 00:11Jay GT4: Deserves a bigger picture! Fantastic coin!
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 425-420 BC 17.21g9 viewsQuadriga to left,with Nike as charioteer wears long sleeveless chiton with high girdle,her wings semi-open the nearside wing and top of farside wing shown,hair in topknot,she holds whip in her right hand,and a set of reins with each hand.Above large wreath of olive.Linear border.Two horsesshown,with doubled outlines,the farside horse slightly in front of the nearside one,forelegs raised clear of ground,heads paralled.Large chariot wheel with diagonal spokes.Rev head of the river god Gelas as a man-headed bull right,between legs bird {heron} 1 commentsGrant H03/09/17 at 00:10Jay GT4: Incredible coin!
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Domitian Denarius22 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow.

Rome 79 AD

RIC II 246 (Vespasian); BMCRE 269 (Vespasian); RSC 393.

Ex-Ancient Treasures (2002), Ex-ANE
6 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 00:07David Atherton: Nice example.
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Domitian Denarius33 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl

Rome, Fall of 88 AD

3.28g

RIC 657 (R). RSC 247. A scarce reverse variant.

Ex-Ancient Treasures (1999), Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/09/17 at 00:07David Atherton: Wonderful style!
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Attica Athens AR Drachm circa465-460 BC 4.35g7 viewsHead of Athena right of archaia style,wearing earring and close-fitting crested helmet with single volute ornament behind.Rev AOE Incuse square, within which owl right,behind olive-spray with two leaves and berry. 1 commentsGrant H03/08/17 at 22:27n.igma: Exceptionally detailed for the drachm denomination...
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Domitian RIC 5234 viewsAR Denarius, 2.62g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 52 (R2), BMC p. 299||; , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Dolphin coiled around anchor
Acquired from Lanz (eBay), February 2017.

Nothing more quite shows how much of a stickler Domitian was for keeping to the letter of the law than the 'PONT' denarii struck very early in his reign. Domitian would not call himself by the full title Pontifex Maximus until the proper religious ceremonies voting him as such were concluded. The PONT denarii provide numismatic evidence for Suetonius' claim that Domitian scrupulously observed the proper formalities (Dom. VII - IX). The coins themselves are quite rare, struck in a brief window of time while Domitian was being awarded his full titles.The resulting sequence of titles is quite fascinating!

Interestingly, the 'V' in AVG here looks more like a 'Y'. Some have speculated that this shows evidence of a Greek engraver working at the mint early in Domitian's reign.

Struck in good metal with a minor flan crack.
3 commentsDavid Atherton03/08/17 at 13:33FlaviusDomitianus: I regret I completely overlooked this one, congrat...
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Quinarius for Vespasian. RIC 1071.54 viewsQuinarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. 1st half 79 AD.
1.56 gr & 15 mm.
Observe : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG COS IX. Laureate head right.
Reverse : VICTORIA AVGVST. Victory stg. right with wreath & palm.
RIC 1071.
Extremely rare (R3). Known only at Budapest and missing from all other places.
Perfect centering and complete legends. Lovely patina.
9 commentslabienus03/08/17 at 11:03David Atherton: Utterly fantastic!
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Aquilea, RIC VIII 106, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, -/-//AQT•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier leading captive from hut,52 viewsAquilea, RIC VIII 106, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, -/-//AQT•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier leading captive from hut,
avers:- DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG, Cn8, G3L, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPAR-ATIO, Constans advancing right, dragging barbarian from hut under tree.
exergo: -/-//AQT•, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,76g, axis: 6h,
mint: Aquilea, date: 348-350 A.D., REF: RIC-VIII-106-p323,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/08/17 at 06:55Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 086, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, -/-//CONSA, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier leading captive from hut, 51 viewsConstantinopolis, RIC VIII 086, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, -/-//CONSA, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier leading captive from hut,
avers:- DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG, Cn8, G3L, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPAR-ATIO, Constans advancing right, dragging barbarian from hut under tree.
exergo: -/-//CONSA, diameter: 22-23,5mm, weight: 3,38g, axis: 0h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 348-351 AD.,ref: RIC-VIII-086-p454,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/08/17 at 06:55Randygeki(h2): Great example
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Siscia, RIC VIII 335, 152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), AE-2 Follis, A/-//--; LXXII/-///ΓSIScrescent, LXXII/ FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing horseman,55 viewsSiscia, RIC VIII 335, 152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), AE-2 Follis, A/-//--; LXXII/-///ΓSIScrescent, LXXII/ FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing horseman,
avers:- DN-CONSTATIVS-IVN-NOB-C, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A (or H) behind the head.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-RE-PARATIO, LXXII left field, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, reaching backwards.
exe: A/-//--; LXXII/-///ΓSIScrescent, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 332-333 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 335, p-374,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/08/17 at 06:54Randygeki(h2): Another neat type
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Aquilea, RIC VIII 113, 147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, A/-//AQT•, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy,50 viewsAquilea, RIC VIII 113, 147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, A/-//AQT•, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy,
avers:- DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-PF-AVG, Cs1, D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the bust
rever:- FEL-TEMP-RE-PARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman, shield on ground at right, Horseman wears Phrygian helmet and sits to right and rises both hands.
exergo: A/-//--;A/-//AQT•, diameter: 24-26mm, weight:4,74g, axis:5h,
mint: Aquilea, date: 348-50 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-113, p-324,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/08/17 at 06:54Randygeki(h2): I have a similar one, not as nice as yours Grea...
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Aquilea, RIC VIII 099, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, -/-//AQT•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, 60 viewsAquilea, RIC VIII 099, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, -/-//AQT•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley,
avers:- DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG, Draped, diademed, bust right.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner, in the stern sits Victory, seering the ship.
exerg: -/-//AQT•, diameter: 22-25mm, weight: 4,03g, axes: 11h,
mint: Aquilea, date: 348-350 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 099, p-323,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/08/17 at 06:53Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Siscia, RIC VIII 247, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/Symbol"3"//ΓSIS, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Phoenix,59 viewsSiscia, RIC VIII 247, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/Symbol"3"//ΓSIS, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Phoenix,
avers:- DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG, Cn8, D3, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Phoenix, radiate, standing right on pile of ashes.
exergo: -/Symbol"3"//ΓSIS, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 2,25g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 348-50 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-247-p-366,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/08/17 at 06:52Randygeki(h2): A very neat one.
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Quinarius for Vespasian. RIC 1071.54 viewsQuinarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. 1st half 79 AD.
1.56 gr & 15 mm.
Observe : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG COS IX. Laureate head right.
Reverse : VICTORIA AVGVST. Victory stg. right with wreath & palm.
RIC 1071.
Extremely rare (R3). Known only at Budapest and missing from all other places.
Perfect centering and complete legends. Lovely patina.
9 commentslabienus03/08/17 at 03:06orfew: Nice catch
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Quinarius for Vespasian. RIC 1071.54 viewsQuinarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. 1st half 79 AD.
1.56 gr & 15 mm.
Observe : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG COS IX. Laureate head right.
Reverse : VICTORIA AVGVST. Victory stg. right with wreath & palm.
RIC 1071.
Extremely rare (R3). Known only at Budapest and missing from all other places.
Perfect centering and complete legends. Lovely patina.
9 commentslabienus03/07/17 at 21:19*Alex: Superb.
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Nicomedia, RIC VIII 084, 147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, Γ/-//SMNA, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy,59 viewsNicomedia, RIC VIII 084, 147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, Γ/-//SMNA, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy,
avers:- DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-PF-AVG, Cs1, D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rever:- FEL-TEMP-RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy horseman who wears Phrygian helmet and is reaching backwards; shield on ground to right .
exergo: Γ/-//SMNA, diameter: 21,5-24mm, weight: 5,11g, axis: 6h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: 351-55 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-084, p-478,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/07/17 at 05:37Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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Vespasian RIC 19 (2)8 viewsAR Denarius, 2.62g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 19 (C), BMC 7, RSC 84
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, lauerate, r.
Rev: COS ITER FORT RED; Fortuna, draped, standing l.,setting r. hand on prow and holding cornucopiae in l. hand

An interesting specimen of the common Fortuna type with a portrait possessing Vitellian-like facial features. This coin was struck before Vespasian's arrival in Rome.
1 commentsDavid Atherton03/06/17 at 21:01Jay GT4: I always enjoy these "conglomerate" portraits.
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MEDIEVAL, ENGLAND, Edward I (1272-1307), AR Penny, Class 3g, London.47 viewsEdward I, Plantagenet king of England (1272-1307)

Obverse: +EDW R ANGL DNS HYB, Facing small neat bust of Edward I with narrow face and spread crown.
Reverse: CIVITAS LONDON, Long cross with trefoil of pellets in each angle.
Weight: 1.35g.
N.1022; SPINK.1393

New coinage, class 3g penny (struck 1280 to 1281) London mint.

2 commentsAnemicOak03/06/17 at 14:03*Alex: Nicely centred too.
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RIC.67 Postumus: antoninianus (Herc Pacifero)11 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (260-269)
Antoninianus : Laetitia Avg (2ond emission, 2ond phase, 262, Trčves)

Billon (200 ‰), 3.37 g, diameter 20 mm, die axis 7h

A/ IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ HERC PA-CIFERO; Hercules, standing left, holding olive branch, club and lion’s skin

Curious Postumus' big nose.

EG.27
2 commentsDroger03/05/17 at 20:44Droger: Yeah, looks a little like an Arcimboldo's pain...
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8 viewsC. 117-138 AD
Rev: AEGYPTOS, Aegyptos reclining, ibis before
Super detail and good metal
RIC 297
3.53g
17mm
3 commentspaul188803/05/17 at 17:38okidoki: Cool Hadrian
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Gaius RIC I 586 viewsAE As. Agrippa. Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown / S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left. 3 commentsAldo03/05/17 at 17:34okidoki: excellent
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Phoenicia, Arados 154-153 B.C1 viewsAE 16.79mm (Thickness 2.15mm), weight 2.45g, die axis = 11h (330 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Braided, bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters lamedh (L) & nun (N) above, Aradian era date 106 below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe03/05/17 at 17:28okidoki: like your Galleys
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Phoenicia, Arados 148-147 B.C1 viewsAE 14.99mm (Thickness 3.19mm), weight 3.61g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Braided, bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters lamedh (L) and nun (N) above, Aradian era date 112 below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe03/05/17 at 17:27okidoki: very nice Martin
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Domitian, AD 81-9690 viewsAR denarius, 20.5 mm (3.42 gm).

IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC, laureate and draped bust left / P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl. Rome mint, struck AD 84.

RIC II.1, 183 (R3 - this coin cited); BMCRE II, unlisted; RSC II, unlisted.

From the collection of Harry Sneh; ex CNG 51, 1272.
7 commentssocalcoins03/05/17 at 10:31imperator: wow
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Aksumite Empire: Kaleb (ca. 510-540) AR Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 42; Munro-Hay Type 111; BMC Axum 411-12)16 viewsObv: ነገሠ ከለበ (neguš Kaleb; King Kaleb); Crowned bust right; cross above
Rev: ለሀገረ ዘየደለ (la-hagar ze-yedlu (or za-yedallu); May this be (or he who is) suitable for the city/country); Bust right, wearing headcloth; cross above
3 commentsQuant.Geek03/05/17 at 03:59Kaleb B: Are the obverse and reverse descriptions correct? ...
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RPC II 1331 Domitianus17 viewsObv: ΔOMITIAN KAICAP, Draped and cuirrassed bust with bare head right
Rev: ΦΛABI ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN, Apollon standing right, holding plectrum and lyre
AE15 (15.02 mm 2.274 g 12h) Struck in Flavia Philadelphia (Lydia) during the reign of Vespasian
RPC II 1310
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 48 lot 379
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/04/17 at 19:51socalcoins: WOW!!!
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Vespasian-RIC-1412A54 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.
6 commentsDavid Atherton03/04/17 at 19:47socalcoins: Nice find, David! Congratulations!
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RPC-1645-Vespasian22 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.39g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 76-77 AD
RPC 1645 (4 spec.)
Obv: AVTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CЄB YIO ЄT Θ; Domitian standing, l., holding branch
Acquired from Savoca Coins (eBay), February 2017.

A fairly large issue of silver coins were struck for Cappadocia in 76/77 AD. There are two distinct styles: "Roman" (6 o'clock die axis) struck at Rome for Cappadocia , and "local" (12 o'clock die axis) struck at Caesarea. Both issues were struck at the same time and used the same reverse types. Here is a 'Roman' style didrachm of the Domitian Caesar reverse type. The coins from Rome are far less common than those coined in Cappadocia, so it appears the Rome issues were struck to 'top off' the supply of coins to the province. The issue shows a high degree of coordination between the imperial and provincial authorities. The reverse of Domitian Caesar is considered a 'dynastic' type and indicates the importance Vespasian held for his youngest son, despite what the senatorial historians had to say.

Struck in strong Roman style. A lovely coin in hand.
5 commentsDavid Atherton03/04/17 at 19:45socalcoins: Very nice!
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Phoenicia, Arados 206-205 B.C3 viewsAE 15.01mm (Thickness 2.96mm), weight 3.55g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters taw (T) and ayin (‘), Aradian era date 70 below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe03/04/17 at 16:13Skyler: Nice coin
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LEG X3 viewsMark Antony Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley to the right / LEG X, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards. 18.5mm, 3.48g Ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection3 commentsAldo03/04/17 at 06:35NORMAN K: very nice near complete detail
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Quinarius for Vespasian. RIC 1071.54 viewsQuinarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. 1st half 79 AD.
1.56 gr & 15 mm.
Observe : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG COS IX. Laureate head right.
Reverse : VICTORIA AVGVST. Victory stg. right with wreath & palm.
RIC 1071.
Extremely rare (R3). Known only at Budapest and missing from all other places.
Perfect centering and complete legends. Lovely patina.
9 commentslabienus03/03/17 at 18:14labienus: Many thanks for the kind comments
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KINGS OF THRACE, Lysimachus, 323-281 BC3 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 31mm, 16.5g, 12h; Lampsacus, c. 297-281 BC
Obv.: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with the horn of Ammon.
Rev.: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and spear; in left field monogram / crescent.
Reference: Thompson 61 / 17-54-379
2 commentsJohn Anthony03/03/17 at 17:25Randygeki(h2): One of my favorite type
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ATTICA, Athens. c. 165-42 BC. 2 viewsAR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.7 g, 12h).
New Style coinage. Polemon, Alketes and Aris, magistrates.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: A - ΘE / ΠΟΛΕ - ΜΩΝ / ΑΛΚΗ – ΤΗΣ / APIΣ; Owl standing right on amphora; to tripod to left, Θ on amphora, ΣΦ below.
Reference:Thompson 469a / 17-61-550
1 commentsJohn Anthony03/03/17 at 17:04Jay GT4: I really like the new style tet's
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KINGS OF THRACE, Lysimachus, 323-281 BC3 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 31mm, 16.5g, 12h; Lampsacus, c. 297-281 BC
Obv.: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with the horn of Ammon.
Rev.: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and spear; in left field monogram / crescent.
Reference: Thompson 61 / 17-54-379
2 commentsJohn Anthony03/03/17 at 17:03Jay GT4: Very nice reverse
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201. Septimus Severus; Nikopolis, Lower Moesia64 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"
4 commentsecoli03/03/17 at 15:37ecoli: Thank you Jochen for the update.
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LEG X3 viewsMark Antony Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley to the right / LEG X, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards. 18.5mm, 3.48g Ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection3 commentsAldo03/03/17 at 14:13John Anthony: Excellent detail!
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Constantius II14 viewsConstantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.
Bronze AE 2, Antioch 24 mm 5.65g
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier,horses hoof over exerg. line

ANS in ex Antioch 132
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/03/17 at 14:12John Anthony: Great strike!
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Constantius II14 viewsConstantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.
Bronze AE 2, Antioch 24 mm 5.65g
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier,horses hoof over exerg. line

ANS in ex Antioch 132
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/03/17 at 13:14Mat: Nice example
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Constantius II14 viewsConstantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.
Bronze AE 2, Antioch 24 mm 5.65g
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier,horses hoof over exerg. line

ANS in ex Antioch 132
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/03/17 at 11:31Jay GT4: He's actually holding the spear that's pie...
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COMMAGENE , Zeugma. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161.3 viewsObv. AYTO KAI TIAN ADPIAN.., laureate head left.
Rev. Portico of two stories, behind which a peribolos containing grove enclosed by colonnades and tetrastyle temple; uncertain control numeral; all within wreath.
References: Butcher 14-21; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 6 var. (bust).
VF, brown patina. 24mm, 10.58 grams, Uncleaned with earth deposits.
1 commentsCanaan03/03/17 at 07:22Randygeki(h2): Nice one
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Carinus Antoninianus, Tripolis4 viewsObv. IMP C M AVR CARINVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. VIRTVS AVGG / TR, emperor standing left, holding sceptre, receiving globe from Jupiter standing right, holding sceptre; star above.Ex. XXI.
References: RIC V, 2, 209.
21mm, 3.09grams
1 commentsCanaan03/03/17 at 07:22Randygeki(h2): Cool fnd
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5 viewsenomination: silver antoninianus.

Mint: Rome. Date: AD 247

Size: 22.5 x 25.1 mm. Weight: 4.73 grams.

Reference: S-8921

Grade: XF, well-centered with the full rings of beads on both sides. Some luster remaining.

Obverse: Radiate bust of Philip I right, with IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG around.

Reverse: Elephant and rider left, with AETERNITES AVGG around.
2 commentspaul188803/03/17 at 07:21Randygeki(h2): A mean elephant. Great coin!
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Phoenicia, Arados 242-166 B.C5 viewsAE 17.32mm (Thickness 2.30mm), weight 3.73g, die axis = 3h (90 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots (Beveled flan).

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead fighting left with shield and spear, Club & AP monogram above, border of dots (of the flan). Aradian era date 18-93.
1 commentsMartin Rowe03/03/17 at 07:20Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Gaius RIC I 586 viewsAE As. Agrippa. Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown / S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left. 3 commentsAldo03/03/17 at 07:20Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Quinarius for Vespasian. RIC 1071.54 viewsQuinarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. 1st half 79 AD.
1.56 gr & 15 mm.
Observe : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG COS IX. Laureate head right.
Reverse : VICTORIA AVGVST. Victory stg. right with wreath & palm.
RIC 1071.
Extremely rare (R3). Known only at Budapest and missing from all other places.
Perfect centering and complete legends. Lovely patina.
9 commentslabienus03/03/17 at 06:56Randygeki(h2): Very cool addition
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363 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Liberalitas standing9 viewsReference.
RIC II 363; C. 917; Strack

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right

Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG / COS III
Liberalitas, in long dress, standing r., emptying cornucopiae which she holds with both her hands.

3.27 gr
18 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki03/03/17 at 06:55Randygeki(h2): A wonderful example
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Quinarius for Vespasian. RIC 1071.54 viewsQuinarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. 1st half 79 AD.
1.56 gr & 15 mm.
Observe : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG COS IX. Laureate head right.
Reverse : VICTORIA AVGVST. Victory stg. right with wreath & palm.
RIC 1071.
Extremely rare (R3). Known only at Budapest and missing from all other places.
Perfect centering and complete legends. Lovely patina.
9 commentslabienus03/03/17 at 06:47ancientdave: Awesome find! Bravo!
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Gaius RIC I 586 viewsAE As. Agrippa. Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown / S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left. 3 commentsAldo03/03/17 at 02:52Jay GT4: Bold coin!
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Calabria Tarentum AR Didrachm circa 344-340 BC 22mm 7.18g 5h 5 viewsHelmeted warrior standing facing,head right,holding spear and shield,behind horse standing right,before horses forelegs l.Rev TAPAE Phalanthos riding dolphin left,holding trident and shield,below A and waves.
ex Hanbery .
ex Frank Kovacs 1990
1 commentsGrant H03/02/17 at 22:14Jay GT4: Looks like a great coin...wish the picture was big...
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LEG X3 viewsMark Antony Legionary Denarius. 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley to the right / LEG X, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards. 18.5mm, 3.48g Ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection3 commentsAldo03/02/17 at 22:13Jay GT4: Well done and great pedigree!
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1103.21 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 136-37 AD Pharos lighthouse8 viewsReference.
Dattari-Savio Pl. 95, 1935 (this coin). RPC 6233/; Emmett 1103.21

Issue L KA = year 21

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

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

11.31 gr
30 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
2 commentsokidoki03/02/17 at 20:09FlaviusDomitianus: Very significant coin, congrats!
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 165-42 BC 2 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 27mm, 16.6g, 12h, New Style. Socrates, Dionysodoros, and Zoilos, magistrates. Struck 116/5 BC.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: A-ΘE / ΣOKΡ / ATHΣ / ΔIONΥ / ΣOΔΩ / MOY / ΣΩI; Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; in right field, facing cult statue of Apollo Delios, holding Three Graces and bow; B on amphora, ΣO below.
Reference: Thompson 616a / 17-47-601
1 commentsJohn Anthony03/02/17 at 15:18Canaan: Nice details!
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Quinarius for Vespasian. RIC 1071.54 viewsQuinarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. 1st half 79 AD.
1.56 gr & 15 mm.
Observe : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG COS IX. Laureate head right.
Reverse : VICTORIA AVGVST. Victory stg. right with wreath & palm.
RIC 1071.
Extremely rare (R3). Known only at Budapest and missing from all other places.
Perfect centering and complete legends. Lovely patina.
9 commentslabienus03/02/17 at 14:18Nemonater: Wonderful, congrats!
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Quinarius for Vespasian. RIC 1071.54 viewsQuinarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. 1st half 79 AD.
1.56 gr & 15 mm.
Observe : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG COS IX. Laureate head right.
Reverse : VICTORIA AVGVST. Victory stg. right with wreath & palm.
RIC 1071.
Extremely rare (R3). Known only at Budapest and missing from all other places.
Perfect centering and complete legends. Lovely patina.
9 commentslabienus03/02/17 at 13:25FlaviusDomitianus: Great find, congrats!
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Quinarius for Vespasian. RIC 1071.54 viewsQuinarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. 1st half 79 AD.
1.56 gr & 15 mm.
Observe : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG COS IX. Laureate head right.
Reverse : VICTORIA AVGVST. Victory stg. right with wreath & palm.
RIC 1071.
Extremely rare (R3). Known only at Budapest and missing from all other places.
Perfect centering and complete legends. Lovely patina.
9 commentslabienus03/02/17 at 13:12Jay GT4: Great addition!
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Phoenicia, Arados 242-166 B.C2 viewsObverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.
Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead fighting left with shield and spear, Palm tree & AP monogram above, border of dots (of the flan).
AE 15mm, weight 3.55g, denomination C. Aradian era date 18-93.
1 commentsCanaan03/02/17 at 05:00Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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8 viewsC. 117-138 AD
Rev: AEGYPTOS, Aegyptos reclining, ibis before
Super detail and good metal
RIC 297
3.53g
17mm
3 commentspaul188803/02/17 at 04:59Randygeki(h2): Very sweet coin!
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M. Porcius Cato AR denarius10 viewsM. Porcius Cato.AR Denarius Africa 47-46 BCE
(18mm., 3.57g).
Obv: M CATO PRO PR Draped female bust r.
Rev: Victory seated r., holding patera.
Babelon Porcia 9. Sydenham 1052. Sear Imperators 46. RBW –. Crawford 462/1c. SRCV 1 (2000) 1381.
Ex: The E.E. Clain-Stefanelli Collection
2 commentsorfew03/02/17 at 04:59Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Aksumite Empire: Anonymous (ca. 440-470) Ć Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 36.2; Munro-Hay Type 76; BMC Axum 316)13 viewsObv: Crowned bust right, holding cruciform scepter
Rev: Greek cross within circle, central element with gold inlay
1 commentsQuant.Geek03/02/17 at 04:59Randygeki(h2): This kinda look cool. Neat addition
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Julia Domna RIC 5574 viewsSilver Denarius (18mm - 2.64g)
obv. IVLIA AVGVSTA
Draped bust right
rev. HILA RITAS
Hilaritas standing facing, head left, holding palm branch and cornucopia, child to either side
RIC 557
Rome
Struck under Septimius Severus, AD 207-211
1 commentsHolgerG03/02/17 at 04:59Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. (89 B.C.)20 viewsAR Denarius
O: Bareheaded, bearded head of King Tatius right; SABIN downward behind; palm frond below chin.
R: Tarpeia facing, buried to her waist in shields, with raised hands she tries to thrust off two soldiers who are about to cast their shields at her; star in crescent above; L•TITVRI in exergue.
Rome Mint
3.75g
19mm
Crawford 344/2b; Sydenham 699
3 commentsMat03/02/17 at 04:57Randygeki(h2): A very cool type. Nice addition
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5 viewsenomination: silver antoninianus.

Mint: Rome. Date: AD 247

Size: 22.5 x 25.1 mm. Weight: 4.73 grams.

Reference: S-8921

Grade: XF, well-centered with the full rings of beads on both sides. Some luster remaining.

Obverse: Radiate bust of Philip I right, with IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG around.

Reverse: Elephant and rider left, with AETERNITES AVGG around.
2 commentspaul188803/02/17 at 04:07Jay GT4: I really like the elephant
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8 viewsC. 117-138 AD
Rev: AEGYPTOS, Aegyptos reclining, ibis before
Super detail and good metal
RIC 297
3.53g
17mm
3 commentspaul188803/02/17 at 04:06Jay GT4: Very nice
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M. Porcius Cato AR denarius10 viewsM. Porcius Cato.AR Denarius Africa 47-46 BCE
(18mm., 3.57g).
Obv: M CATO PRO PR Draped female bust r.
Rev: Victory seated r., holding patera.
Babelon Porcia 9. Sydenham 1052. Sear Imperators 46. RBW –. Crawford 462/1c. SRCV 1 (2000) 1381.
Ex: The E.E. Clain-Stefanelli Collection
2 commentsorfew03/02/17 at 04:06Jay GT4: Great provenance. Congrats
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Egypt. Alexandria. Gallienus Tetradrachm9 viewsEgypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Gallienus, 253-268 Tetradrachm circa 267-268 (year 15), billon 23mm., 9.51g.
Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.
Rev. Eagle standing l., holding wreath in beak; behind, palm.
Geissen 2944. Dattari-Savio Pl. 273, 10547.
Ex:the Dattari collection.
1 commentsorfew03/02/17 at 04:05Jay GT4: Great
B_002_Iustin_I__(518-527_A_D_),__AE-Pentanummia_(DN-IVSTI)NVS-P-AV_Large-E_with_CON_(vertically)-and-Gamma_SB-74-p-46-Constantinopolis_Q-001_6h_11-12mm_2,34g-s.jpg
B 002 Iustin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0074, Є/CON/Γ//--, AE-Pentanummia, Constantinopolis, #174 viewsB 002 Iustin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0074, Є/CON/Γ//--, AE-Pentanummia, Constantinopolis, #1
avers:-(DN-IVSTI-)NVS-P-AV(G) (Incomplete), Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers: Large Є, right CON (vertically) and off. Γ right.
exe: Є/CON/Γ//--, diameter:11-12mm, weight: 2,34g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 0074, p-46,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/02/17 at 00:35Quant.Geek: An outstanding specimen! Wish I could find one in...
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Vespasian, AD 69-791 viewsAR denarius, 19mm, 2.8g, 6h; Rome mint, Ad 77-78
Obv.: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Laureate head right.
Rev.: COS VIII; Prow of galley right, star above.
Reference: RIC 108
From the Orfew Collection, ex-Agora 53, lot 176 / 17-39-46
1 commentsJohn Anthony03/01/17 at 20:09Jay GT4: Tough find!Congrats
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L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus. (89 B.C.)20 viewsAR Denarius
O: Bareheaded, bearded head of King Tatius right; SABIN downward behind; palm frond below chin.
R: Tarpeia facing, buried to her waist in shields, with raised hands she tries to thrust off two soldiers who are about to cast their shields at her; star in crescent above; L•TITVRI in exergue.
Rome Mint
3.75g
19mm
Crawford 344/2b; Sydenham 699
3 commentsMat03/01/17 at 18:05Jay GT4: Iconic!
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The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. January-February 44 BC3 viewsAR Denarius, 19mm, 3.9 g, 9h; Rome mint. L. Aemilius Buca, moneyer.
Obv.: Wreathed head of Caesar right; CAESAR • IM downwards before, large crescent dividing P M upwards behind.
Rev.: Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory on extended right hand and holding scepter in left; L • AEMILIVS • BVCA around.
Reference: Crawford 480/4; 17-34-910
1 commentsJohn Anthony03/01/17 at 18:05Jay GT4: Fantastic! I have Venus seated.
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Arles 10010 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)
3 commentsmaridvnvm03/01/17 at 16:35quadrans: Nice coin with nice portrait...
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RPC-1645-Vespasian22 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.39g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 76-77 AD
RPC 1645 (4 spec.)
Obv: AVTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CЄB YIO ЄT Θ; Domitian standing, l., holding branch
Acquired from Savoca Coins (eBay), February 2017.

A fairly large issue of silver coins were struck for Cappadocia in 76/77 AD. There are two distinct styles: "Roman" (6 o'clock die axis) struck at Rome for Cappadocia , and "local" (12 o'clock die axis) struck at Caesarea. Both issues were struck at the same time and used the same reverse types. Here is a 'Roman' style didrachm of the Domitian Caesar reverse type. The coins from Rome are far less common than those coined in Cappadocia, so it appears the Rome issues were struck to 'top off' the supply of coins to the province. The issue shows a high degree of coordination between the imperial and provincial authorities. The reverse of Domitian Caesar is considered a 'dynastic' type and indicates the importance Vespasian held for his youngest son, despite what the senatorial historians had to say.

Struck in strong Roman style. A lovely coin in hand.
5 commentsDavid Atherton03/01/17 at 09:10FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example
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7 viewsTrajan. 98-117AD. AR Denarius (19.5mm, 2.97g). Rome mint. Struck January 101 AD to December 102 AD. IMP CAESAR NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right. / P M TR P · COS · IIII P P, Hercules standing facing on low base, holding club in right hand and lion skin over left arm. RIC II, pg 247, #49. Good VF, attractive blue iridescent toning toning around the devices. NICE EYE APPEAL !!

Ex. Auktion Numismatica Wendt KG, Wien 12 (1976), 256; Ex. Münzen & Medaillen GmbH (DE) 13, #642. Oct. 9, 2003.
1 commentspaul188803/01/17 at 08:58Canaan: What a beauty, fantastic!!!
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Vespasian denarius by Titus30 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
5 commentsJay GT403/01/17 at 06:39ancientdave: Fantastic!
B_002_Iustin_I__(518-527_A_D_),__AE-Pentanummia_(DN-IVSTI)NVS-P-AV_Large-E_with_CON_(vertically)-and-Gamma_SB-74-p-46-Constantinopolis_Q-001_6h_11-12mm_2,34g-s.jpg
B 002 Iustin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0074, Є/CON/Γ//--, AE-Pentanummia, Constantinopolis, #174 viewsB 002 Iustin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0074, Є/CON/Γ//--, AE-Pentanummia, Constantinopolis, #1
avers:-(DN-IVSTI-)NVS-P-AV(G) (Incomplete), Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers: Large Є, right CON (vertically) and off. Γ right.
exe: Є/CON/Γ//--, diameter:11-12mm, weight: 2,34g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: A.D., ref: SB 0074, p-46,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/01/17 at 05:58Randygeki(h2): A neat coin and nice example.
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Tiberius, AD 14-379 viewsAR denarius, 18mm, 3.4g, 9h; Lugdunum, AD 15-16
Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS; Laureate head right.
Rev.: TR POT XVII; Tiberius in quadriga right, holding laurel-branch and eagle-tipped scepter // IMP VII
Reference: RIC I 4
From the Orfew Collection / 17-30-115
2 commentsJohn Anthony03/01/17 at 04:35David Atherton: Nice coin!
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RPC-1645-Vespasian22 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.39g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 76-77 AD
RPC 1645 (4 spec.)
Obv: AVTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CЄB YIO ЄT Θ; Domitian standing, l., holding branch
Acquired from Savoca Coins (eBay), February 2017.

A fairly large issue of silver coins were struck for Cappadocia in 76/77 AD. There are two distinct styles: "Roman" (6 o'clock die axis) struck at Rome for Cappadocia , and "local" (12 o'clock die axis) struck at Caesarea. Both issues were struck at the same time and used the same reverse types. Here is a 'Roman' style didrachm of the Domitian Caesar reverse type. The coins from Rome are far less common than those coined in Cappadocia, so it appears the Rome issues were struck to 'top off' the supply of coins to the province. The issue shows a high degree of coordination between the imperial and provincial authorities. The reverse of Domitian Caesar is considered a 'dynastic' type and indicates the importance Vespasian held for his youngest son, despite what the senatorial historians had to say.

Struck in strong Roman style. A lovely coin in hand.
5 commentsDavid Atherton03/01/17 at 02:25Nemonater: Great style!
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Tiberius, AD 14-379 viewsAR denarius, 18mm, 3.4g, 9h; Lugdunum, AD 15-16
Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS; Laureate head right.
Rev.: TR POT XVII; Tiberius in quadriga right, holding laurel-branch and eagle-tipped scepter // IMP VII
Reference: RIC I 4
From the Orfew Collection / 17-30-115
2 commentsJohn Anthony03/01/17 at 02:03Jay GT4: Tough one to get
RPC1645a.jpg
RPC-1645-Vespasian22 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.39g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 76-77 AD
RPC 1645 (4 spec.)
Obv: AVTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CЄB YIO ЄT Θ; Domitian standing, l., holding branch
Acquired from Savoca Coins (eBay), February 2017.

A fairly large issue of silver coins were struck for Cappadocia in 76/77 AD. There are two distinct styles: "Roman" (6 o'clock die axis) struck at Rome for Cappadocia , and "local" (12 o'clock die axis) struck at Caesarea. Both issues were struck at the same time and used the same reverse types. Here is a 'Roman' style didrachm of the Domitian Caesar reverse type. The coins from Rome are far less common than those coined in Cappadocia, so it appears the Rome issues were struck to 'top off' the supply of coins to the province. The issue shows a high degree of coordination between the imperial and provincial authorities. The reverse of Domitian Caesar is considered a 'dynastic' type and indicates the importance Vespasian held for his youngest son, despite what the senatorial historians had to say.

Struck in strong Roman style. A lovely coin in hand.
5 commentsDavid Atherton03/01/17 at 01:59Jay GT4: Great find
RPC1645a.jpg
RPC-1645-Vespasian22 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.39g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 76-77 AD
RPC 1645 (4 spec.)
Obv: AVTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CЄB YIO ЄT Θ; Domitian standing, l., holding branch
Acquired from Savoca Coins (eBay), February 2017.

A fairly large issue of silver coins were struck for Cappadocia in 76/77 AD. There are two distinct styles: "Roman" (6 o'clock die axis) struck at Rome for Cappadocia , and "local" (12 o'clock die axis) struck at Caesarea. Both issues were struck at the same time and used the same reverse types. Here is a 'Roman' style didrachm of the Domitian Caesar reverse type. The coins from Rome are far less common than those coined in Cappadocia, so it appears the Rome issues were struck to 'top off' the supply of coins to the province. The issue shows a high degree of coordination between the imperial and provincial authorities. The reverse of Domitian Caesar is considered a 'dynastic' type and indicates the importance Vespasian held for his youngest son, despite what the senatorial historians had to say.

Struck in strong Roman style. A lovely coin in hand.
5 commentsDavid Atherton03/01/17 at 01:50Mat: Nice find, congrats
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Gaius Vibius Pansa Denarius - Ceres with Torches and Plough (Syd 946)10 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 48 BC
3.77g

Obv: Ivy-wreathed head of Liber (R)
PANSA

Rev: Ceres walking (R) with torch in each hand; before plough.
C·VIBIVS·CF·CN

Sydenham 946. Sear Imperators 21. RBW 1573. Crawford 449/2.

ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian
2 commentsKained but Able02/28/17 at 19:07Jay GT4: I really like this
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1103.21 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 136-37 AD Pharos lighthouse8 viewsReference.
Dattari-Savio Pl. 95, 1935 (this coin). RPC 6233/; Emmett 1103.21

Issue L KA = year 21

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

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

11.31 gr
30 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
2 commentsokidoki02/28/17 at 18:45Kained but Able: Great acquisition from a historic collection, cong...
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Caracalla RIC 2409 viewsSilver Denarius ( 20mm - 3.17g)
obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
laureate head right
rev. P M TR P XVII - COS IIII P P
Jupiter standing left , holding sceptre and thunderbolt; at feet, eagle
RIC 240
Rome mint
2 commentsHolgerG02/28/17 at 18:42Kained but Able: Wow, sharp coin. Love the detail on Jupiter!
Comb27022017014835.jpg
Judaea, First Jewish War. 66-70 C.E. Ć prutah, Year 2 (67/8 C.E.).6 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.
3 commentsCanaan02/28/17 at 18:36Randygeki(h2): Much nicer than mine. Great coin
Comb27022017021206.jpg
First Revolt AE Prutah (2,76 g) - Jewish War 68/9 AD year 3. 6 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.
2 commentsCanaan02/28/17 at 18:34Randygeki(h2): Indeed, a nice little one. Amphora is nice and cle...
Caracalla_RIC_240.jpg
Caracalla RIC 2409 viewsSilver Denarius ( 20mm - 3.17g)
obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
laureate head right
rev. P M TR P XVII - COS IIII P P
Jupiter standing left , holding sceptre and thunderbolt; at feet, eagle
RIC 240
Rome mint
2 commentsHolgerG02/28/17 at 18:30okidoki: excellent Holger
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Constans35 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 :)
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/28/17 at 14:59Canaan: great coin
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Constantius II8 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.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/28/17 at 14:58Canaan: Nice details!
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Gaius Vibius Pansa Denarius - Ceres with Torches and Plough (Syd 946)10 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 48 BC
3.77g

Obv: Ivy-wreathed head of Liber (R)
PANSA

Rev: Ceres walking (R) with torch in each hand; before plough.
C·VIBIVS·CF·CN

Sydenham 946. Sear Imperators 21. RBW 1573. Crawford 449/2.

ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian
2 commentsKained but Able02/28/17 at 14:48shanxi: beautiful
IMG_2323_(1).JPG
Constantius II8 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.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/28/17 at 10:48Jay GT4: So many varieties of these
cnfh.jpg
Constans35 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 :)
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/28/17 at 07:59maridvnvm: Nice. I haven't seen one. Now I know what to l...
802_P_Hadrian_Emmett1093.jpg
1093.14 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 129-30 AD Isis Pharia standing 6 viewsReference.
Emmett 1093.14; Dattari-Savio Pl. 85, 7711 (this coin). RPC 5748.23 (this coin cited).Corr. (holding Situla)

Issue L IΔ = year 14

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

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

12.64 gr
29 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
1 commentsokidoki02/28/17 at 06:31Randygeki(h2): Nice example of a sweet coin
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Arles 10010 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)
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/28/17 at 06:29Randygeki(h2): A very nice example!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 144 10 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)
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/28/17 at 06:28Randygeki(h2): 15! Nice
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Lucania Metapontum AR Nomos circa540-510 BC 26.5mm 8.06g 12h8 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 21:58Jay GT4: Great coin
RI_169as_img.jpg
169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Arles 10010 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)
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/27/17 at 20:20Jay GT4: Great coin
Comb27022017021206.jpg
First Revolt AE Prutah (2,76 g) - Jewish War 68/9 AD year 3. 6 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.
2 commentsCanaan02/27/17 at 20:20Jay GT4: Half struck...cool
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RIC 0764 Domitianus (2)17 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 19:46Jay GT4: Great coin!
RIC_764_Domitianus_(2).jpg
RIC 0764 Domitianus (2)17 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 18:22Randygeki(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, #263 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 17:45okidoki: very nice Lady
Fibula-060_Plain-Camp-Gate_fibula_Q-001_19x30mm_9,67g-s.jpg
Roman Plate, Skeuomorphic Plate, Openwork Plate, Camp-Gate Fibulae, Fibula #060, 199 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 16:28okidoki: never seen it nice !!
Vespasian_Quadriga.jpg
Vespasian denarius by Titus30 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
5 commentsJay GT402/27/17 at 12:14David Atherton: Awesome reverse!
Vespasian_Paci.jpg
Vespasian Eastern Denarius30 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 12:13David Atherton: A fine example from the series. Congrats!
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Judaea, First Jewish War. 66-70 C.E. Ć prutah, Year 2 (67/8 C.E.).6 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.
3 commentsCanaan02/27/17 at 11:06Canaan: Thanks Jay.
Comb27022017014835.jpg
Judaea, First Jewish War. 66-70 C.E. Ć prutah, Year 2 (67/8 C.E.).6 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.
3 commentsCanaan02/27/17 at 10:58Jay GT4: On my list to get. Nice one!
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, #263 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 07:40Randygeki(h2): Nice!
Theoderich-493-526AD-Ostrogoth-or-Gepid-Dark-Age_Ar-quarter-Siliqua_DN-ANASTASIVS-PP-AV_star-AINVIMA-ROMANl-Theoderich-Monogram_Sirmium_Q-001_0h_16-17mm_0,47gx-s.jpg
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 !!! 63 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 07:40Randygeki(h2): Interesting coin, can see it well
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, #272 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 07:40Randygeki(h2): sweet
Vespasian_Quadriga.jpg
Vespasian denarius by Titus30 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
5 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 21:57Nemonater: One of my favorite types, i love the quadriga too!
papia_1x_img.jpg
L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 2116 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 21:18quadrans: Another great piece of your "Papia" collection..
Vespasian_Paci.jpg
Vespasian Eastern Denarius30 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 20:37FlaviusDomitianus: Excellent example
Vespasian_Laurel.jpg
Vespasian denarius by Titus25 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 (2002), Ex-ANE (2017)

3 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 20:14Nemonater: Nice example of hard to find type!
Vespasian_Paci.jpg
Vespasian Eastern Denarius30 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 20:14Nemonater: 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, #272 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 20:06okidoki:
IMG_2291.JPG
Constans16 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 19:59Enodia: really nice reverse!
coins20.JPG
201. Septimus Severus; Nikopolis, Lower Moesia64 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"
4 commentsecoli02/26/17 at 19:48Jochen: It's now Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) 8.14.9.14...
Constantine_Sol.jpg
22 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 19:19quadrans: Nice specimen
Vespasian_Quadriga.jpg
Vespasian denarius by Titus30 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
5 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 19:18quadrans: Characteristic portrait and great quadriga...
Vespasian_Laurel.jpg
Vespasian denarius by Titus25 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 (2002), Ex-ANE (2017)

3 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 19:17quadrans: Great piece..
Vespasian_Paci.jpg
Vespasian Eastern Denarius30 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 19:17quadrans: I like this...
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, #272 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 19:15Jay GT4: It's good Q
Nic_63_A.jpg
Nic 63 A7 views22mm, 4.65g, 6 O'clock1 commentsagord02/26/17 at 18:33Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
RI_170co_img.jpg
170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Lugdunum 097 6 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 18:32Randygeki(h2): A very nice one for the size
RI_175g_img.jpg
175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Rome 2584 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 18:30Randygeki(h2): Nice addition. I'm waiting for a similar to co...
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER AND JULIA MAESA4 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 18:28Randygeki(h2): Nice!
Comb24022017110341.jpg
Crispus. Caesar, AD 316-326. Ć 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 18:26Randygeki(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//--, #170 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 18:25Randygeki(h2): Great Claudius!
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079 var. Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Minerva standing Eastern mint10 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
6h
1 commentsokidoki02/26/17 at 18:24Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Vespasian denarius by Titus25 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 (2002), Ex-ANE (2017)

3 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 18:21Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Vespasian denarius by Titus30 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
5 commentsJay GT402/26/17 at 18:21Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin Jay, love that reverse
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Constantine20 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 18:20Randygeki(h2): Very cool coin with nice sandy highlights
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22 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 18:20Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Vespasian Eastern Denarius30 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 18:20Randygeki(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//--, #170 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 18:11Jay GT4: It's a nice one Q
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Vespasian Eastern Denarius30 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 17:02Mat: Wow, wonderful. Love both busts
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Trajan ( 98-117 A.D.)13 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 11:44Nicholas Z: That is probably the most youthful portrait of Tra...
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 2116 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 08:35Canaan: Very nice addition Martin, Congrats.
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 2116 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 03:16Jay GT4: Great! I have 3 of these. Such a great series an...
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10 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 03:15Jay 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 01:38Randygeki(h2): Thats cool
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DIADUMENIAN (as Caesar)7 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 01:38Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylonia, Uncertain Mint 6A 68 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 21:11Canaan: 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.)9 viewsObv: Radiate head right
Rev: Goat walking right; ς in exergue



1 commentsQuant.Geek02/25/17 at 18:40nogoodnicksleft: 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 18:04Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 2116 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 18:03Randygeki(h2): Another nice one!
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Constans16 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 15:04Canaan: Nice details!
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Constans16 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 13:30Mat: Nice one
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 2116 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 12:23Jochen: Very interesting!
IMG_2291.JPG
Constans16 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 09:46quadrans: great find
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31 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 ?
5 commentsNemonater02/25/17 at 04:20Kim B. N: LOL Now that is EPIC!
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Trajan ( 98-117 A.D.)13 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 23:58Jay GT4: An interesting type
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ROMAN EMPIRE , CARACALLA AR DENARIUS INDULGENTIA RIC 214.13 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 commentsSam02/24/17 at 23:57Jay GT4: Great!
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left30 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 18:29Canaan: Very beautiful.
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Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica32 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 16:48quadrans: Nice looking coin ..
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left30 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 16:47quadrans: Expressive portrait...great..
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Maximus / Princeps53 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 16:38Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Trajan ( 98-117 A.D.)13 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 16:33Randygeki(h2): A nice portrait. Cool addition.
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Trajan ( 98-117 A.D.)13 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 16:12Canaan: Nice
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Constantius II14 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 12:11quadrans: Great piece
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Cherronesos, Thrace, c. 400 - 338 B.C.10 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 09:15Canaan: Very nice addition
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. Eastern imitation.16 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 07:40Canaan: 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 06:21Randygeki(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 06:21Randygeki(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, #167 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 06:21Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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7 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 06:21Randygeki(h2): Very nice example
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6 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 06:20Randygeki(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, #137 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 02:16Nemonater: 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, #137 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 21:38*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 21:37Nemonater: Nice!
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. Eastern imitation.16 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 21:36Nemonater: 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, #1128 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 21:31Nemonater: 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 06:56Randygeki(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 06:54Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) Ć 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 06:52Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) Ć 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 06:51Randygeki(h2): Interesting example
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31 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 ?
5 commentsNemonater02/23/17 at 06:07Canaan: , a gladiator in the place of an emperor!!!
Theoderich-493-526AD-Ostrogoth-or-Gepid-Dark-Age_Ar-quarter-Siliqua_DN-ANASTASIVS-PP-AV_star-AINVIMA-ROMANl-Theoderich-Monogram_Sirmium_Q-001_0h_16-17mm_0,47g-s.jpg
Theoderich (493-526 A.D.), Ostgot, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, *ɅINVIMɅ-ROMɅИI, Monogram of Theoderich, 79 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 05:25Randygeki(h2): Interesting coin. Never seen one before, cool addi...
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31 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 ?
5 commentsNemonater02/23/17 at 05:13Randygeki(h2):
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RIC 0251A Titus12 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI (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.)
Purchased from Sebastian Sänn on MA Shops
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/23/17 at 03:23ancientdave: 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 03:20ancientdave: 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 03:15ancientdave: A very attractive addition!
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31 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 ?
5 commentsNemonater02/23/17 at 03:10Jay GT4:
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RIC 0251A Titus12 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI (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.)
Purchased from Sebastian Sänn on MA Shops
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/23/17 at 01:06Randygeki(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!, #171 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 01:05Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica32 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 14:15FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice, same dies as mine I'd say
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left30 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 14:10FlaviusDomitianus: Great coin, congrats!
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left30 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 12:11okidoki: excellent
Titus_Dupondius_Felicitas_Publica~0.jpg
Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica32 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 11:58Nemonater: Intense portrait, very nice.
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left30 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 11:56Nemonater: Nice portrait, love the reverse as well!
Titus_Dupondius_Felicitas_Publica~0.jpg
Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica32 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 11:17Jay GT4: Great!
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left30 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 11:17Jay 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 11:16Jay GT4: Nice one, especially the patina
Titus_Dupondius_Felicitas_Publica~0.jpg
Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica32 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 08:45David Atherton: Beautiful piece!
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left30 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 07:36David 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, #137 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 07:29Canaan: Outstanding!!!!
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Titus Dupondius Felicitas Publica32 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 07:11Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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CARIA, KASOLABA AR Hemiobol3 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 07:11Randygeki(h2): Neat addition
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Vespasian RIC-85254 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 07:10Randygeki(h2): Another sweet find
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Titus Denarius Pax Seated Left30 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 07:10Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
T-4518_111-Florianus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-AN-FLORIANVS-AVG_PROVIDEN-D-EOR_Star_Delta_Bust-B1_RIC-V-I-_LV-2932_iss-2_off-4_Serdica_276-AD_Q-001_0h_21,5-23,0mm_3,17g-s.jpg
111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4518, RIC V-I -, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEOR, *//Δ, Bust-B1, Fides standing right, #163 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 05:51Randygeki(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, #163 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 05:51Randygeki(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, #137 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 05:50Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Vespasian RIC-85254 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 03:43Jay GT4: I'll say it again...when you know what to look...
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