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PHOCIS FEDERAL COINAGE AR TRIOBOL, 3rd SACRED WAR6 views

BMC 81, BCD 294, GVF/AEF, 13.7mm, 2.64 grams, Struck Circa. 354 - 352 B.C.E. under Onymarchos

Obverse: Bull's head facing
Reverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind, monograms below

Nicer than the great majority of these. Bull struck in high relief and usually well worn. This level of detail scarcely seen.

Ex: Hanberry collection, 1970's - early 1990's
3 commentsMark R104/22/19 at 23:09Robin Ayers: Beautiful coin, the Apollo is lovely!
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ATTICA, Athens. 449-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.24 gm; 22 mm)9 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. SNG Cop. 31; Starr pl. XXII, 7. Nicely struck on a compact flan. Elegant style with a full crest. Shallow marks on Athena's cheek. Choice Extremely Fine. Not from the recent hoards. Nice old-cabinet toning. 4 commentsMark R104/22/19 at 23:08Robin Ayers: A very nice example!
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ISLANDS OF THRACE, THASOS. Ca. 480-463 BC.13 viewsSilver Stater (8.52 gm; 21 mm). Satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; SNG Ashmolean 3661-2; SNG Cop. 1010-1. Well struck on a nice broad flan. Choice EF. Toned. 5 commentsMark R104/22/19 at 23:08Robin Ayers: great addition!
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Caria. Mylasa. Eupolemos Ć15 / Overlapping Shields13 viewsAttribution: SNG Copenhagen (Macedonia) 1166
Date: circa 295-280 BC
Obverse: Three overlapping shields with spear heads on bosses
Reverse: EYΠO / ΛEMOY; Sword in sheath, monogram below
Size: 15.67 mm
Weight: 4.09 grams
Description: EF with choice silky patina
5 commentsMark R104/22/19 at 23:07Robin Ayers: what a beautiful reverse!
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051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, BMC 4 (?), AE-21, AΔPIA•APX•ΠOTЄITO, Tyche standing left, #112 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, BMC 4 (?), AE-21, AΔPIA•APX•ΠOTЄITO, Tyche standing left, #1
avers: •M•AV•AN TωNЄIN, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: AΔPIA•AP X•ΠOTЄITO, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0mm, weight: 5,52g, axis:6h,
mint: Phrygia, Hadrianopolis-Sebaste, Magistrate Poteitos., date: 198-217 A.D.,
ref: BMC 4 (?), SNG Cop 407(?).
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/22/19 at 23:02Robin Ayers: what an interesting style this coin has!
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074p Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), Dacia, Dacia, PM 02-67-22, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANIII, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare! #124 views074p Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), Dacia, Dacia, PM 02-67-22, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANIII, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare! #1
avers: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust right.
reverse: PROV INC IA D ACIA, Dacia stands left in long chiton and Phrygian cap, curved sword in right, standard inscribed V in right, on left standard inscribed XIII and eagle head right wreath in beak, on right lion walking left.
exergue: -/-//ANIII, diameter: 28,0mm, weight: 14,20g, axis: 1h,
mint: Dacia, date: 248-249 A.D.,
ref: Pick-16, PM-2-67-22,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/22/19 at 23:01Robin Ayers: great color!
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Parthia, Andragoras, ca. 245-238 BC, AR Didrachm5 viewsHelmeted head of Athena r.; bunch of grapes behind.
Owl standing r., head facing, crescent, olive spray (largely off-flan) and bunch of grapes (mostly off-flan) behind, AΘE to r.

Taylor Birds of a Feather 2.3, 96 (dies a7/p12) ; HGC 12, 4 (Baktria); H. Nicolet-Pierre & M. Amandry, RN 1994, 24-28 (Baktria); SNG ANS 9, 5 (Baktria).

(19 mm, 7.94 g, 6h).

Roma Numismatics XVII (28 Mar. 2019), lot 587; ex 'Andragoras-Sophytes' Hoard.
1 commentsn.igma04/22/19 at 12:58Jay GT4: Stunning
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Roman Augustus Denarius5 viewsAugustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius. Rome mint. P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer. Struck 19 BC.

Obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS, bare head right

Reverse: P•PETRON•TVRPILIAN•III•VIR, Pegasus walking right

banker’s mark on reverse.

RIC I 297; RSC 491.
1 commentsTanit04/22/19 at 12:57Jay GT4: Great coin!
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Domitian AR Denarius26 viewsDomitian as Caesar Denarius 79 to 24 June
18mm., 3,15g.
Obv:Head laureate l; CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANUS COS VI
Rev: Salus stg r resting on column feeding snake out of patera; PRINCEPS IVVENTUTIS
RIC 1085 [Vespasian] BMC page 47 note. RSC 385.
Ex: Savoca Blue 19th auction April 21, 2019 Lot 1138
4 commentsorfew04/22/19 at 09:06FlaviusDomitianus: Nice find, same wear as mine, diffrent dies though...
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Domitian AR Denarius21 views
Domitian as Caesar Denarius 75 CE
18mm., 3,21g.
Obv: Head leaureate r; CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III
Rev: Spes stg l with flower; PRINCEPS IVVENTVT
RIC 788 [Vespasian] BMC 156
Ex: Savoca Blue 19th auction April 21, 2019 Lot 1143
1 commentsorfew04/22/19 at 07:23quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian AR Denarius26 viewsDomitian as Caesar Denarius 79 to 24 June
18mm., 3,15g.
Obv:Head laureate l; CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANUS COS VI
Rev: Salus stg r resting on column feeding snake out of patera; PRINCEPS IVVENTUTIS
RIC 1085 [Vespasian] BMC page 47 note. RSC 385.
Ex: Savoca Blue 19th auction April 21, 2019 Lot 1138
4 commentsorfew04/22/19 at 07:23quadrans: Great...
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Caria. Mylasa. Eupolemos Ć15 / Overlapping Shields13 viewsAttribution: SNG Copenhagen (Macedonia) 1166
Date: circa 295-280 BC
Obverse: Three overlapping shields with spear heads on bosses
Reverse: EYΠO / ΛEMOY; Sword in sheath, monogram below
Size: 15.67 mm
Weight: 4.09 grams
Description: EF with choice silky patina
5 commentsMark R104/22/19 at 06:25Pekka K: SNGHelsinki 221, Labrys (aka bipennis) below.
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Domitian AR Denarius26 viewsDomitian as Caesar Denarius 79 to 24 June
18mm., 3,15g.
Obv:Head laureate l; CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANUS COS VI
Rev: Salus stg r resting on column feeding snake out of patera; PRINCEPS IVVENTUTIS
RIC 1085 [Vespasian] BMC page 47 note. RSC 385.
Ex: Savoca Blue 19th auction April 21, 2019 Lot 1138
4 commentsorfew04/21/19 at 23:18Nemonater: Nice!
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Domitian AR Denarius26 viewsDomitian as Caesar Denarius 79 to 24 June
18mm., 3,15g.
Obv:Head laureate l; CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANUS COS VI
Rev: Salus stg r resting on column feeding snake out of patera; PRINCEPS IVVENTUTIS
RIC 1085 [Vespasian] BMC page 47 note. RSC 385.
Ex: Savoca Blue 19th auction April 21, 2019 Lot 1138
4 commentsorfew04/21/19 at 22:14Jay GT4: A great find
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Caria. Mylasa. Eupolemos Ć15 / Overlapping Shields13 viewsAttribution: SNG Copenhagen (Macedonia) 1166
Date: circa 295-280 BC
Obverse: Three overlapping shields with spear heads on bosses
Reverse: EYΠO / ΛEMOY; Sword in sheath, monogram below
Size: 15.67 mm
Weight: 4.09 grams
Description: EF with choice silky patina
5 commentsMark R104/21/19 at 21:07Mark R1: Thanks guys!
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Caria. Mylasa. Eupolemos Ć15 / Overlapping Shields13 viewsAttribution: SNG Copenhagen (Macedonia) 1166
Date: circa 295-280 BC
Obverse: Three overlapping shields with spear heads on bosses
Reverse: EYΠO / ΛEMOY; Sword in sheath, monogram below
Size: 15.67 mm
Weight: 4.09 grams
Description: EF with choice silky patina
5 commentsMark R104/21/19 at 20:06quadrans: Nice piece..
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Caria. Mylasa. Eupolemos Ć15 / Overlapping Shields13 viewsAttribution: SNG Copenhagen (Macedonia) 1166
Date: circa 295-280 BC
Obverse: Three overlapping shields with spear heads on bosses
Reverse: EYΠO / ΛEMOY; Sword in sheath, monogram below
Size: 15.67 mm
Weight: 4.09 grams
Description: EF with choice silky patina
5 commentsMark R104/21/19 at 19:46Jay GT4: Cool
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208 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-138 AD Felicitas standing6 viewsReference.
Strack 336; RIC --; C. --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Hadrian, right, slight drapery over left shoulder

Rev. FELICITAS AVG COS III P P
Felicitas, draped, standing facing, head to left, holding caduceus in right hand, and cornucopiae in left.

3,34 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki04/21/19 at 18:39Vincent: Choice coin! Wonderful style and detail. Love the ...
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03 Constantius II3 viewsConstantius II
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, AN epsilon in ex Antioch 132
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/21/19 at 18:38maridvnvm: A great double strike
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1 Constantius II4 viewsConstantius II AE3. AD 351-355. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding a phoenix on globe and a chi-rho standard, Victory at helm steers the ship. Γ in left field, * in right field. Mintmark dot TS epsilon dot.
Thessalonica
RIC VIII 174 var
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/21/19 at 18:37maridvnvm: A goog galley
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1 Constans5 viewsConstans AE2, Antioch mint, 348-350 AD.

DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans on galley holding phoenix & labarum,
Victory at helm, to right, star in the field.
ANSin ex.

RIC VIII Antioch 124
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/21/19 at 18:37maridvnvm: Another nice early one
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Constantius II4 viewsFL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
GLORIA EXERCITVS
dot TRP dot

RIC 93
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/21/19 at 18:37maridvnvm: Interesting portrait
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Sextus Pompey -- Scylla42 viewsSextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet
[Youngest Son of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)]
Obv: MAG⦁PIVS⦁IMP⦁ITER; Pharos of Messana, Neptune on top standing r. with r. hand on a trident and l. hand on a rudder, resting l. foot on prow. Galley sailing l., aquila atop a tripod placed in prow and a scepter tied with a fillet in stern. Border of dots.
Rev: PRAEF⦁ORAE⦁MARIT⦁ET⦁CLAS⦁S⦁C [AEs and MAR ligatured]; Scylla attacking l. wielding a rudder in both hands, the torso of a nude woman with two fishtails and the foreparts of three dogs as the lower body. Border of dots.
Denomination: silver denarius; Mint: Sicily, uncertain location1; Date: summer 42 - summer 39 BC2; Weight: 3.566g; Diameter: 19.8mm; Die axis: 225ş; References, for example: BMCRR Sicily 20 variant3, Sydenham 1349 variant3; Crawford RRC 511/4d; Sear CRI 335b.

Notes:

Obverse legend: MAG[NUS]⦁PIVS⦁IMP[ERATOR]⦁ITER[UM]
Reverse legend: PRAEF[ECTUS]⦁ORAE⦁MARIT[IMAE]⦁ET⦁CLAS[SIS]⦁S[ENATUS]⦁C[ONSULTO]

1Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.557 and Sear CRI, p. 203 suggest Messana as a possible mint location. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 124 hesitatingly suggests Mitylene (on the island of Lesbos).

2This is the date range suggested by Estiot 2006, p. 145, as she recommends going back to Crawford’s proposal of 42 - 40 BC. Crawford RRC (2001 reprint with the 1982 corrections), p. 521 suggests the period in 42 BC after Sextus Pompey defeated Q. Salvidienus Rufus. Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.556 proposes 38 - 36 BC. Sydenham, The Coinage of the Roman Republic (1952, revised 1975), p.211 follows Grueber. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 129 submits 35 BC.

3Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily 20 and Sydenham 1349 list MAR (ligatured) I but the coin here is clearly MAR (ligatured) IT. Neither Grueber nor Sydenham record MAR (ligatured) IT as part of this reverse legend for this coin type. Crawford and Sear do.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
7 commentsTracy Aiello04/21/19 at 17:28Enodia: Love the Skylla.
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074p Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), Dacia, Dacia, PM 02-67-22, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANIII, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare! #124 views074p Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), Dacia, Dacia, PM 02-67-22, AE-Sestertius, -/-//ANIII, PROVINCIA DACIA, Dacia standing left, Rare! #1
avers: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust right.
reverse: PROV INC IA D ACIA, Dacia stands left in long chiton and Phrygian cap, curved sword in right, standard inscribed V in right, on left standard inscribed XIII and eagle head right wreath in beak, on right lion walking left.
exergue: -/-//ANIII, diameter: 28,0mm, weight: 14,20g, axis: 1h,
mint: Dacia, date: 248-249 A.D.,
ref: Pick-16, PM-2-67-22,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/21/19 at 16:22Mat: Very nice
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208 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-138 AD Felicitas standing6 viewsReference.
Strack 336; RIC --; C. --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Hadrian, right, slight drapery over left shoulder

Rev. FELICITAS AVG COS III P P
Felicitas, draped, standing facing, head to left, holding caduceus in right hand, and cornucopiae in left.

3,34 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki04/21/19 at 07:38quadrans: Nice piece..
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Sextus Pompey -- Scylla Larger Picture23 views2 commentsTracy Aiello04/20/19 at 23:32Jay GT4: Fantastic
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Sextus Pompey -- Scylla Larger Picture23 views2 commentsTracy Aiello04/20/19 at 22:56Mark R1: Love this one.
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Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Dupondius5 viewsMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P - Radiate bust right.
VICTORIAE AVGVSTI - Victory standing left, inscribing shield set on trophy to left and holding palm frond; S-C across trophy.
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (86 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 14.12g / 30mm / 7h
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC 483 var. (bust type).
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Live 4 #752 $0.00 11/18
3 commentsGary W204/20/19 at 19:39Gary W2: Thanks okidoki and Jay.
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Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 3 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P - Bust of Domitian, laureate, right with aegis
S C - Domitian standing left sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar in front of distyle shrine enclosing statue of Minerva
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (85 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.79g / 35mm / 6h
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC II, part I (second edition) Domitian 355
Cohen : 491
Provenances:
Numisaisne
Acquisition/Sale: Numisaisne Internet Website $0.00 08/18
Notes: Feb 8, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
2 commentsGary W204/20/19 at 19:32Gary W2: Thanks Jay.
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Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 3 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P - Bust of Domitian, laureate, right with aegis
S C - Domitian standing left sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar in front of distyle shrine enclosing statue of Minerva
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (85 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.79g / 35mm / 6h
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC II, part I (second edition) Domitian 355
Cohen : 491
Provenances:
Numisaisne
Acquisition/Sale: Numisaisne Internet Website $0.00 08/18
Notes: Feb 8, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
2 commentsGary W204/20/19 at 11:17Jay GT4: Great coin Gary
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Titus as Caesar AR Denarius24 viewsTitus as Caesar 75 CE
20 mm 3.30 g
Obv: Head laureate r; T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Rev: Securitas seated l; head resting on raised arm; PONTIF TR P COS IIII
Ric 784 (R2) [Vespasian] BMC--, RSC--
Purchased from Zurqieh on vcoins; April 18, 2019
2 commentsorfew04/19/19 at 22:12David Atherton: Rare as hen's teeth!
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Troas, Ilion, 020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 0893, AE-21, Confronted, laureate and draped busts of Titus right and Domitian left #129 viewsTroas, Ilion, 020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 0893, AE-21, Confronted, laureate and draped busts of Titus right and Domitian left #1
avers: (AYTOK K CEBAC) OYECPACIANOC, Laureate head of Vespasian right
reverse: TITω KAICAP I ΔOMITIANΩ KA IΛI, Confronted, laureate and draped busts of Titus right and Domitian left. Between them, cult image of Athena, standing on a low base, turned half left, brandishing spear and resting a hand on the shield.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5-21,0mm, weight: 8,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Troas, Ilion, date: 69-79 A.D.,
ref: RPC II 0893, Bellinger T197,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/19/19 at 12:23Jay GT4: Sweet
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020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), Troas, Ilion, RPC II 0893, AE-21, Confronted, laureate and draped busts of Titus right and Domitian left #128 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), Troas, Ilion, RPC II 0893, AE-21, Confronted, laureate and draped busts of Titus right and Domitian left #1
avers: (AYTOK K CEBAC) OYECPACIANOC, Laureate head of Vespasian right
reverse: TITω KAICAP I ΔOMITIANΩ KA IΛI, Confronted, laureate and draped busts of Titus right and Domitian left. Between them, cult image of Athena, standing on a low base, turned half left, brandishing spear and resting a hand on the shield.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5-21,0mm, weight: 8,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Troas, Ilion, date: 69-79 A.D.,
ref: RPC II 0893, Bellinger T197,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/19/19 at 12:23Jay GT4: Cool addition Q
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022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0124a, RIC II(1962) 0024a, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Throne #3180 views022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0124a, RIC II(1962) 0024a, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Throne #3
avers:- IMP-TITVS-CAES-VESPASIAN-AVG-P-M, Laureate head right.
revers:- TR-P-IX-IMP-XV-COS-VIII-P-P, Draped throne with triangular back; grain ears atop.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0124a, RIC II(1962) 0024a p-119, RSC-313, BMC 58,
Q-003
2 commentsquadrans04/19/19 at 11:34Jay GT4: Nice find!
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022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0122, RIC II(1962) 0024a, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Throne #1159 views022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0122, RIC II(1962) 0024a, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Throne #1
avers:- IMP-TITVS-CAES-VESPASIAN-AVG-P-M, Laureate head right.
revers:- TR-P-IX-IMP-XV-COS-VIII-P-P, Throne with curved back decorated with three floral ornaments; below, fringed seatcover and strut.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0122, RIC II(1962) 0024a p-119, RSC-313, BMC 58,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/19/19 at 11:33Jay GT4: Nice one Q
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Titus as Caesar RIC 78471 viewsAR Denarius, 3.40g
Rome mint, 75 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 784 (R2). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PONTIF TR P COS IIII; Securitas std.. l., head resting on raised arm
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection. Ex A. Lynn Collection.

This type is sometimes mistaken for Pax, which was a contemporary reverse. As a matter of fact, in my copy of RSC II the Pax reverse (162) actually shows a photograph of the Securitas type! The two can be easily distinguished by Securitas' raised right arm. This reverse is unlisted in both BMCRE and RSC. It was first published in the new RIC II.

As an added bonus the portrait is an above normal effort. Kudos to the die-engraver!
2 commentsDavid Atherton04/19/19 at 04:20orfew: Nice. Much better than mine.
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Titus as Caesar AR Denarius24 viewsTitus as Caesar 75 CE
20 mm 3.30 g
Obv: Head laureate r; T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Rev: Securitas seated l; head resting on raised arm; PONTIF TR P COS IIII
Ric 784 (R2) [Vespasian] BMC--, RSC--
Purchased from Zurqieh on vcoins; April 18, 2019
2 commentsorfew04/19/19 at 01:35Jay GT4: Sweet
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 1288 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laurel and rosette diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Rome; (E| _//RE). A.D. 348 - 350
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 128 (R2)

5.95 gms, 25.24 mm. 180 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/19/19 at 00:44Randygeki(h2): A great Galley Martin!
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 0536 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Alexandria; (_ | * //ALEB), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 53 (R)

5.15 gms, 22.83 mm. 0 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/19/19 at 00:44Randygeki(h2): A great reverse
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1 Constans5 viewsConstans AE2, Antioch mint, 348-350 AD.

DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans on galley holding phoenix & labarum,
Victory at helm, to right, star in the field.
ANSin ex.

RIC VIII Antioch 124
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/19/19 at 00:12Mat: Wouldnt want that acne
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Constantius II4 viewsFL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
GLORIA EXERCITVS
dot TRP dot

RIC 93
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/19/19 at 00:11Mat: I like the bust on this
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1 Constantius II4 viewsConstantius II AE3. AD 351-355. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding a phoenix on globe and a chi-rho standard, Victory at helm steers the ship. Γ in left field, * in right field. Mintmark dot TS epsilon dot.
Thessalonica
RIC VIII 174 var
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/19/19 at 00:10Mat: Nice big ear on the portrait
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03 Constantius II3 viewsConstantius II
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, AN epsilon in ex Antioch 132
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/19/19 at 00:10Mat: Nice, love the overstrike
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S.2577 Elizabeth I5 viewsShilling of Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
Sixth issue
Mintmark: Tun
O: Crowned bust left, ELIZAB;D;G;ANG;FR;ET;HIB;REGI
R: Shield, POSVI DEV.AD IVTORE M.MEV;

Ex- B Mayer, S Willis, Spink 17011 (Lot 1761), Lord Stewartby, C E Blunt, J Shirley-Fox
1 commentsNap04/18/19 at 23:53Mat: Great example
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L. Papius Denarius Serratus (2) - Juno Sospita with Griffin (Crawf. 384/1) 20 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 79 BC
3.84g

Obv: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat's skin; symbol (tall cup) behind

Rev: Griffin springing right; symbol (one handled jug) below; L• PAPI in exergue.

Crawford 384/1; RSC Papia 1, Grueber type 11

Roma Numismatics E-Sale 52, Lot 679
From the R.C. Vermeer Collection;
Naville Numismatics 34, 17 September 2017, lot 422.
ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian
3 commentsOptimo Principi04/18/19 at 20:49quadrans: Wow, nice piece...
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Trajan Denarius - Vesta Seated (RIC 9)5 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 98-99 AD
3.52g

Obv: Laureate head of Trajan (R), wearing aegis.
MP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM

Rev: Vesta seated (L), holding patera and torch.
PM TRP COS II PP

RIC 9; BMC 26; RSC 203

Roma Numismatics E-Sale 55, Lot 756, 18/04/19
ex. Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Silver Coins
ex. Numismatica Ars Classica 40, Lot 696, 16/05/07
1 commentsOptimo Principi04/18/19 at 20:46quadrans: Great coin , and details, and very nice bust...
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SARMATIA, Tyra Caracalla, Eagle right 3 viewsReference.
N. Frolova Pl. XLI, under n° 4-10

Obv. AVT K M AVP C-E ANTWNIN-OC
Laureate head of Caracalla right

Rev. ΤΥΡΑΝΩΝ
Eagle standing on line, right, head, left, holding wreath in beak

3.17 gr
21 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki04/18/19 at 19:56FlaviusDomitianus: Nice find, this is a rare mint.
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Titus AR Denarius34 views
TITUS Auguste (79-81), AR denier, 80, Rome.
D/ IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM· T. l. ŕ d.
R/ TR P IX IMP XV- COS VIII PP Sičge carré dr., avec un dossier triangulaire, décoré de cinq palmettes.
BMC 233, 61; RIC 124. 3,23g. Beau ŕ Trčs Beau/Beau (Fine - Very Fine/Fine)
Purchased from Jean Elsen April 18, 2019

4 commentsorfew04/18/19 at 19:20Jay GT4: Nice find
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Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Dupondius5 viewsMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P - Radiate bust right.
VICTORIAE AVGVSTI - Victory standing left, inscribing shield set on trophy to left and holding palm frond; S-C across trophy.
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (86 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 14.12g / 30mm / 7h
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC 483 var. (bust type).
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Live 4 #752 $0.00 11/18
3 commentsGary W204/18/19 at 19:19Jay GT4: Very nice
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RPC II 2540 Domitianus31 viewsObv: AYT KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓΕΡM, Laureate head right
Rev: ETOYS EBΔOMOY, Bust of Zeus-Ammon right
AE/Diobol (24.66 mm 8.232 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 87-88 A.D.
RPC II 2540, Missing in Dattari Collection
ex Savoca 32nd Silver Auction Lot 276
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/18/19 at 18:51quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Dupondius5 viewsMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P - Radiate bust right.
VICTORIAE AVGVSTI - Victory standing left, inscribing shield set on trophy to left and holding palm frond; S-C across trophy.
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (86 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 14.12g / 30mm / 7h
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC 483 var. (bust type).
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Live 4 #752 $0.00 11/18
3 commentsGary W204/18/19 at 18:38okidoki: Congrats very nice
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Titus AR Denarius34 views
TITUS Auguste (79-81), AR denier, 80, Rome.
D/ IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM· T. l. ŕ d.
R/ TR P IX IMP XV- COS VIII PP Sičge carré dr., avec un dossier triangulaire, décoré de cinq palmettes.
BMC 233, 61; RIC 124. 3,23g. Beau ŕ Trčs Beau/Beau (Fine - Very Fine/Fine)
Purchased from Jean Elsen April 18, 2019

4 commentsorfew04/18/19 at 16:37FlaviusDomitianus: Nice find.
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Titus AR Denarius34 views
TITUS Auguste (79-81), AR denier, 80, Rome.
D/ IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM· T. l. ŕ d.
R/ TR P IX IMP XV- COS VIII PP Sičge carré dr., avec un dossier triangulaire, décoré de cinq palmettes.
BMC 233, 61; RIC 124. 3,23g. Beau ŕ Trčs Beau/Beau (Fine - Very Fine/Fine)
Purchased from Jean Elsen April 18, 2019

4 commentsorfew04/18/19 at 16:15David Atherton: Glad you got one!
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Titus as Caesar RIC 91443 viewsĆ As, 11.03g
Rome mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 914 (R). BMC 728.
Obv: T CAESAR IMP COS V; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l. with flower
Acquired from eBay, April 2019.

A small issue of bronze was struck by the Rome mint in 76. The asses of this issue were produced on larger than normal flans (27-28mm) and at a slightly heavier weight. Surprisingly, this Spes type from 76 struck for Titus Caesar is fairly rare with many specimens sharing this coin's die combination. Spes was a fairly common reverse type of the dynasty and was likely copied from a well known cult statue. As the goddess of hope, she is the perfect 'heir apparent' personification for a future emperor. As Mattingly put it in BMCRE II - 'The flower is an opening bud, she is raising her skirt in order to hasten forward.'

Although the patina has been largely stripped away, the piece has a pleasingly rich coppery hue.
3 commentsDavid Atherton04/18/19 at 15:20Vincent: Something about these portraits make them attracti...
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Greek Ptolemee I - Tetradrachm9 viewsPtolémée I Soter (le sauveur), Alexandrie 323-283 BC Tétradrachme 14,35g
A:/ Tęte diadermée de Ptolémée ŕ dr.
R/ BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY. Aigle debout ŕ g. sur un foudre les ailes déployées ; devant : P au dessus d'un monogramme.
SNG Cop 70, Svoronos 255
1 commentsBrennos04/18/19 at 14:45quadrans: Nice piece..
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Titus AR Denarius34 views
TITUS Auguste (79-81), AR denier, 80, Rome.
D/ IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM· T. l. ŕ d.
R/ TR P IX IMP XV- COS VIII PP Sičge carré dr., avec un dossier triangulaire, décoré de cinq palmettes.
BMC 233, 61; RIC 124. 3,23g. Beau ŕ Trčs Beau/Beau (Fine - Very Fine/Fine)
Purchased from Jean Elsen April 18, 2019

4 commentsorfew04/18/19 at 14:45quadrans: Nice one
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC 25mm 17.05g 3h Jenkins 181 O48/R1046 viewsCharioteer holding kentron and reins,driving slow quadriga right,above Nike flying right crowning horses with wreath/Forepart of man-headed bull right.1 commentsGrant H04/18/19 at 14:44quadrans: Nice piece..
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Α ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ СƐΥ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟС ƐΥ laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear.
R: Nilus bust r., draped and wearing lotus wreath; to l., cornucopia on shoulder, r.; in front, palm branch L I = 10
Alexandria Mint
23mm
13.7g
Emmett 3122.10 (R3), Milne 3031; Dattari 4331

Rare

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
6 commentsMat04/18/19 at 12:26Mark R1: Good one
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Gaul, Massalia, Artemis Lion6 viewsGaul, Massalia (Marseille)
AR Drachm or Tetrobol
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis left, bow and quiver over shoulder
Rev.: Lion standing left, raising foreleg; A below raised foreleg, ΛΛ below, MAΣΣA above
Ag, 2.52g
Ref.: F&P DRM-43-4; Depeyrot, Marseille 43/– (unlisted variety), Same reverse die as CNG Electronic Auction 441, Lot 6
Ex Künker eLive auction 53, Lot 8008
1 commentsshanxi04/18/19 at 10:57quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Titus as Caesar RIC 91443 viewsĆ As, 11.03g
Rome mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 914 (R). BMC 728.
Obv: T CAESAR IMP COS V; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l. with flower
Acquired from eBay, April 2019.

A small issue of bronze was struck by the Rome mint in 76. The asses of this issue were produced on larger than normal flans (27-28mm) and at a slightly heavier weight. Surprisingly, this Spes type from 76 struck for Titus Caesar is fairly rare with many specimens sharing this coin's die combination. Spes was a fairly common reverse type of the dynasty and was likely copied from a well known cult statue. As the goddess of hope, she is the perfect 'heir apparent' personification for a future emperor. As Mattingly put it in BMCRE II - 'The flower is an opening bud, she is raising her skirt in order to hasten forward.'

Although the patina has been largely stripped away, the piece has a pleasingly rich coppery hue.
3 commentsDavid Atherton04/18/19 at 10:04FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example, different dies than mine.
050_Iulia_Domna,_AE-17,_HHG_8_17_05_2,_,_Draped_bust_r_,,_Cista_m__snake,_R3,_214-AD,_Q-001,_8h,_15,5-18,2mm,_2,57g-s~0.jpg
050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HrHJ (2012) 08.17.05.02., AE-17, Cista Mystica with a snake, #139 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HrHJ (2012) 08.17.05.02., AE-17, Cista Mystica with a snake, #1
avers: IOVΛ ΔO CEBACTH, Draped bust right.
reverse: NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC ICTP, Cista Mystica with an open lid, snake emerging left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,5-18,2mm, weight: 2,57g, axis: 8h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 170-217 A.D.,
ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov HrHJ (2012) 08.17.05.02., P.B. 1482, H.M. 1043,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/18/19 at 10:00shanxi: nice
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RPC II 2540 Domitianus31 viewsObv: AYT KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓΕΡM, Laureate head right
Rev: ETOYS EBΔOMOY, Bust of Zeus-Ammon right
AE/Diobol (24.66 mm 8.232 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 87-88 A.D.
RPC II 2540, Missing in Dattari Collection
ex Savoca 32nd Silver Auction Lot 276
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/18/19 at 10:00shanxi: expressive
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Α ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ СƐΥ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟС ƐΥ laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear.
R: Nilus bust r., draped and wearing lotus wreath; to l., cornucopia on shoulder, r.; in front, palm branch L I = 10
Alexandria Mint
23mm
13.7g
Emmett 3122.10 (R3), Milne 3031; Dattari 4331

Rare

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
6 commentsMat04/18/19 at 06:31shanxi: very nice
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Α ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ СƐΥ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟС ƐΥ laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear.
R: Nilus bust r., draped and wearing lotus wreath; to l., cornucopia on shoulder, r.; in front, palm branch L I = 10
Alexandria Mint
23mm
13.7g
Emmett 3122.10 (R3), Milne 3031; Dattari 4331

Rare

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
6 commentsMat04/18/19 at 05:05Randygeki(h2): Very awesome coin Mat!
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Egypt, Alexandria Vespasian AE Diobol47 viewsEgypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Vespasian, 69-79 Diobol circa 70-71 (year 3), Ć 26.5mm., 9.15g. Laureate head r. Rev. Bust of Isis r.; in front, LΓ. RPC 2430 (this coin cited). Dattari-Savio Pl. 14, 382 (this coin).
Brown tone. Very Fine.
From the Dattari collection.
Naville Numismatics Auction #30, Lot 283, April 02, 2017.




What attracted me to this coin was the bust of ISIS on the reverse. This is just one of the many interesting reverses that appears on the Roman coins of Alexandria.

Another reason this coin was interesting was the provenance. It was a part of the famous Dattari collection of Egyptian coins. Dattari assembled one the most complete collections of Roman-Egyptian coins ever known. In the last several decades quite of number of coins from this collection have come to market. In the last year alone there have been several auctions featuring Ex Dattari coins. These have been very popular with collectors.

I do not buy coins just for provenance, however. In this case I really liked the look of the coin. A nice grumpy looking bust and a culturally significant figure on the reverse were enough to convince me to buy this coin. There was another fact about this coin which led to my purchase. This coin is plate coin. It is the coin depicted in a published collection of Ex Dattari coins. This coin was also cited by Roman Provincial Coins, and is on the Wilwinds.com database.

In short, there are many reasons to like this coin. What might appear at first glance to be a rather rough looking coin is far more interesting than mere appearance might suggest. This is one of just 3 bronze coins I currently own. All the rest of my posted coins are silver. A bronze coin has to be special to make it into my collection.
3 commentsorfew04/18/19 at 04:50quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Titus as Caesar RIC 91443 viewsĆ As, 11.03g
Rome mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 914 (R). BMC 728.
Obv: T CAESAR IMP COS V; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l. with flower
Acquired from eBay, April 2019.

A small issue of bronze was struck by the Rome mint in 76. The asses of this issue were produced on larger than normal flans (27-28mm) and at a slightly heavier weight. Surprisingly, this Spes type from 76 struck for Titus Caesar is fairly rare with many specimens sharing this coin's die combination. Spes was a fairly common reverse type of the dynasty and was likely copied from a well known cult statue. As the goddess of hope, she is the perfect 'heir apparent' personification for a future emperor. As Mattingly put it in BMCRE II - 'The flower is an opening bud, she is raising her skirt in order to hasten forward.'

Although the patina has been largely stripped away, the piece has a pleasingly rich coppery hue.
3 commentsDavid Atherton04/18/19 at 04:49quadrans: Nice piece..
sev33.jpg
Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Α ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ СƐΥ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟС ƐΥ laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear.
R: Nilus bust r., draped and wearing lotus wreath; to l., cornucopia on shoulder, r.; in front, palm branch L I = 10
Alexandria Mint
23mm
13.7g
Emmett 3122.10 (R3), Milne 3031; Dattari 4331

Rare

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
6 commentsMat04/18/19 at 04:37quadrans: Great piece ..
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Α ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ СƐΥ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟС ƐΥ laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear.
R: Nilus bust r., draped and wearing lotus wreath; to l., cornucopia on shoulder, r.; in front, palm branch L I = 10
Alexandria Mint
23mm
13.7g
Emmett 3122.10 (R3), Milne 3031; Dattari 4331

Rare

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
6 commentsMat04/18/19 at 02:01Jay GT4: Sweet! Congrats!
sev33.jpg
Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Α ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ СƐΥ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟС ƐΥ laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear.
R: Nilus bust r., draped and wearing lotus wreath; to l., cornucopia on shoulder, r.; in front, palm branch L I = 10
Alexandria Mint
23mm
13.7g
Emmett 3122.10 (R3), Milne 3031; Dattari 4331

Rare

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
6 commentsMat04/18/19 at 01:39Nemonater: Beautiful!
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RPC II 2540 Domitianus31 viewsObv: AYT KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓΕΡM, Laureate head right
Rev: ETOYS EBΔOMOY, Bust of Zeus-Ammon right
AE/Diobol (24.66 mm 8.232 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 87-88 A.D.
RPC II 2540, Missing in Dattari Collection
ex Savoca 32nd Silver Auction Lot 276
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/17/19 at 21:15Jay GT4: Nice!
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Sybaris Stater12 viewsBruttium, Sybaris 540-530 BC Statčre 7,77g
A:/ VM en haut; Taureau ŕ gauche, tournant la tęte ŕ droite avec un diadčme perlé ; ligne d’exergue perlée ; grčnetis perlé.
R:/ R/ męme type ŕ dr. incus.
Spagnoli group A1, HNItaly 1729. SNG ANS 825
1 commentsBrennos04/17/19 at 01:50Jay GT4: Outstanding!
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Sybaris Stater20 viewsBruttium, Sybaris 525-514 BC Statčre 7,82g
A:/ VM en Bas; Taureau ŕ gauche, tournant la tęte ŕ droite ; ligne d’exergue perlée ; grčnetis perlé.
R:/ męme type ŕ dr. incus.
Spagnoli group B, HNItaly 1729. SNG ANS 828-46
ex NAC 59 (2011) lot 1551
1 commentsBrennos04/16/19 at 23:46Jay GT4: You've added some amazing coins
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Kroton Stater16 viewsBruttium, Kroton 530-500 BC Statčre 6,43g
A/ QPO. Trépied delphien ; grčnetis circulaire.
R/ męme type incus ŕ g. dans un cercle strillé
HN Italy 2075, SNG ANS 231 (same obv. die)
ex Dr. W Schink Collection and Ars Classica XV (2 July 1930), lot 230
2 commentsBrennos04/16/19 at 22:50Brennos: Thank you, it's also one of my favorite
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Kroton Stater16 viewsBruttium, Kroton 530-500 BC Statčre 6,43g
A/ QPO. Trépied delphien ; grčnetis circulaire.
R/ męme type incus ŕ g. dans un cercle strillé
HN Italy 2075, SNG ANS 231 (same obv. die)
ex Dr. W Schink Collection and Ars Classica XV (2 July 1930), lot 230
2 commentsBrennos04/16/19 at 22:45Mark R1: I like this one very much!
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Pomponius Musa, AR Denarius - Crawford 410/45 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Pomponius Musa, mid-50s BCE
AR Denarius (3.96g; 18mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo(?), hair tied-up, facing right; scepter behind.

Reverse: MVSA - Q.POMPONI; Melpomene, muse of tragedy, facing left and holding club and theatrical mask.

References: Crawford 410/4; Sydenham 816; BMCRR 3615-16; Pomponia 14.

Provenance: Ex Fay Beth Wedig Collection [CNG eSale 439 (6 Mar 2019) Lot 442]; NAC 11 (29 Apr 1998), Lot 253.

Q. Pomponius Musa, who punned his name by depicting the Muses on a series of coins, is unknown except for his coins, which makes precise dating of the series difficult. For many years, scholars (including Crawford) dated the series to 66 BCE. However, the absence of any examples of the series in the large Mesagne hoard caused Hersh and Walker to bring down the date of the series to 56 BCE. Michael Harlan, retracting his reticence with the Mesagne dating, later proposed a date of 52 BCE.

There are two varieties of Musa denarii: the first depicts Apollo/Hercules Musarum (see my gallery example); the second, of which there are nine sub-varieties, depict Apollo and a Muse. The above coin is of the second variety.

Apollo is often depicted androgynously on ancient coins. The standard references consistently attribute the obverse heads on both varieties of Musa’s coins as Apollo; but the depictions are notably different between the Hercules and Muse varieties. On the Hercules variety, the deity’s hair is down and tied, and generally consistent with many depictions of Apollo on other Roman Republican coins (see, e.g., denarii of L. Calpurnius Piso and C. Calpurnius Piso). Comparatively, the head on the above Muse variety is considerably more feminine in appearance and laureate, though lacking earrings, necklaces or other feminine accents. Admittedly, this more feminine type head has also been attributed by scholars as Apollo on other coin types (see, e.g., denarii of P. Clodius and C. Considius). However, within the same series the different styled heads appear to depict different deities. Given the Muse emblems behind each head on the nine Muse types, it’s possible that the feminine heads do not represent Apollo, but the Muses themselves. Michael Harlan agrees with this interpretation in both editions of "Roman Republican Moneyers and their Coins." More research on this issue is needed.

Melpomene, whose name actually means “songstress” was originally one of the muses of song, but her role changed to muse of tragic theater after the development of drama in classical Greece sometime in the sixth century BCE. She is generally depicted holding a club or knife and a tragic mask, which Greek actors wore on stage when performing dramatic plays.
2 commentsCarausius04/16/19 at 18:50Norbert: great and congrats
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01.- A. Postumius Serrate Denarius (81 BC)4 viewsA. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus. 81 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (18.7 mm, 3.85 g.). Draped bust of Diana right, with bow and quiver over shoulder; bucranium above / Togate figure standing left on rock, holding aspergillum over head of ox standing right; lighted altar between them. VF, toned.
Purchased at Aureo & Calico auction in 2015.
1 commentsOscar D04/16/19 at 18:45Norbert: A nice coin and a good start for your republican g...
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01.- Attica Tetradrachm (454-404 BC)10 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 17.09 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, lightly toned, minor area of porosity on obverse, graffito and slight die shift on reverse.
Purchased at Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. auction in 2015.
3 commentsOscar D04/16/19 at 11:57paparoupa: Very cute. I think it's a pharaonic imitation ...
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01.- Attica Tetradrachm (454-404 BC)10 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 17.09 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, lightly toned, minor area of porosity on obverse, graffito and slight die shift on reverse.
Purchased at Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. auction in 2015.
3 commentsOscar D04/16/19 at 11:11Jay GT4: Great
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Julia Domna, Amorion13 viewsJulia Domna
Phrygia, Amorion
Ae 24-25mm; 7.83g

IOVLIA(dot)AVGOVCTA
draped bust right

AMOPIANWN
Nemesis spitting into her bosom; wheel at feet

Ref?
2 commentsRobin Ayers04/16/19 at 10:44Jay GT4: Great Nemesis
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Elagabalus, Nikopolis ad Istrum13 viewsElagabalus
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Legate Rufus
Ae 27mm; 12.32g

AV KV M AVRH ANTWNEINOC
laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

VP NOBIOV ROVFIOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON
Serapis standing left, holding sceptre and raising right hand

Moushmov 1443
2 commentsRobin Ayers04/16/19 at 10:44Jay GT4: Really nice patina
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01.- Attica Tetradrachm (454-404 BC)10 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 17.09 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, lightly toned, minor area of porosity on obverse, graffito and slight die shift on reverse.
Purchased at Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. auction in 2015.
3 commentsOscar D04/16/19 at 10:35shanxi: nice
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Elagabalus, Nikopolis ad Istrum13 viewsElagabalus
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Legate Rufus
Ae 27mm; 12.32g

AV KV M AVRH ANTWNEINOC
laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

VP NOBIOV ROVFIOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON
Serapis standing left, holding sceptre and raising right hand

Moushmov 1443
2 commentsRobin Ayers04/16/19 at 05:17quadrans: Nice patina and great reverse...
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Julia Domna, Amorion13 viewsJulia Domna
Phrygia, Amorion
Ae 24-25mm; 7.83g

IOVLIA(dot)AVGOVCTA
draped bust right

AMOPIANWN
Nemesis spitting into her bosom; wheel at feet

Ref?
2 commentsRobin Ayers04/16/19 at 05:16quadrans: Sweet...
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Hadrian Denarius Antioch 119-22 AD Aequitas standing5 viewsReference.
Strack *-- ; RIC II, --; BMCRE --; C. --; BMC --

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. PM TR POTES III COS III
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia

3.40 gr
17 mm
h
2 commentsokidoki04/16/19 at 02:28Jay GT4: Nice Eastern portrait
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Byzantine Theodosius 1/3 Siliqua4 viewsTheodosius, son of Maurice Tiberius (590-602).
1/3 Siliqua (200 Nummi). Carthage, 592-597.
AR 0.3 gr.
DNTHEODO SIVSPPA. Bust facing, wearing cuirass and crown with trefoil ornament above circle.
Rv. Large N • M; above, +; beneath, CC, all within circle of dots surrounded by wreath.

BNC Maurice Tiberius 6; MIB Maurice Tiberius 62; Sear 615A.


Extremely rare.
1 commentsTanit04/16/19 at 01:53quadrans: Great piece ...
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Hadrian Denarius Antioch 119-22 AD Aequitas standing5 viewsReference.
Strack *-- ; RIC II, --; BMCRE --; C. --; BMC --

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. PM TR POTES III COS III
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia

3.40 gr
17 mm
h
2 commentsokidoki04/16/19 at 01:52quadrans: Nice bust, Interesting coin...
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Domitian AR Denarius62 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
(RIC 435, RSC 201b BMC 93).
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.
10 commentsorfew04/15/19 at 07:49Frans Diederik: A gem!
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AE Medallion
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: MHTPOΠOΛεΩC ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEΩC (NE)Ω →KOPOV, Herakles standing facing, head left, right hand resting on club, lion skin hanging over left arm. Flan defect on reverse.
41.5 mm, 37.46 gms

Varbanov 1721
1 commentsCharles M04/15/19 at 07:40shanxi: big and heavy, must ne nice in hand
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ANTONIUS PIUS AE 253 viewsOBVERSE: AVTO KAI TI AIL ADRI ANTWNINOC CEEBV, laureate head right
REVERSE: IOVLIEWN TWN KAI LAODIKEWN, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; QE-HP P in fields
Struck at Laodikeia ad Mare, 140-141 AD
9.28g, 25mm
SNG Copenhagen 350 var, BMC 57
1 commentsLegatus04/15/19 at 05:30shanxi: nice coin
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ARCADIA MEGALOPOLIS Triobol3 viewsOBVERSE: Laureate head of Zeus left
REVERSE: Pan seated left, holding lagobolon; eagle on knee, monogram before, D/L behind
Struck at Megalopolis 182-168 BC
2.160g, 14mm
Dengate 13
ex Lewis L. Egnew
1 commentsLegatus04/15/19 at 05:29shanxi: nice example
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AUGUSTUS AE Dupondius3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP DIVI F P-P, back-to-back heads of Agrippa, in rostral crown, & Augustus, laureate
REVERSE: COL NEM, palm tree curving to left, crocodile right chained below, wreath to left of palm tip with long ties trailing to right
Nemausus (Gaul) 20-10 BC
11.97g, 26mm
RIC 159
1 commentsLegatus04/15/19 at 03:06Jay GT4: Nice portraits
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEIN[OC], laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN [NEΩKOPΩN], Nemesis standing left holding scales and sceptre.
16 mm, 2.60 gms

Varbanov 1789
1 commentsCharles M04/15/19 at 02:13Charles M: needs correction varb 1777
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Domitian RIC-183315 viewsAR Denarius, 2.90g
Rome mint, 84 AD
RIC 183 (R3). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC; Bust of Domitian, laureate, draped, bearded, l.
Rev: P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, April 2014.

84 AD probably saw the peak of artistic quality with Domitian's precious metal coinage. Two years previous, the fineness of the denarius was increased and the style radically changed from the earlier issues. Upon Domitian's accession the veristic style of Vespasian and Titus still dominated, after the reform it became more idealised and much finer. By 84 the style had evolved to such a high degree that the mint was able to produce these finely engraved draped busts, albeit in small quantities. This extremely rare coin struck in 84 is an exquisite example of the new idealised style. This is the second known specimen of the type. Much experimentation was going on at the mint at this time with reverse types, busts, and style. I assume the amount of time an engraver spent on rendering these highly polished pieces was considerable, which could perhaps explain why they were not struck more commonly. RIC theorises the drapery represents a military cloak commemorating Domitian's recent German victory. Afterwards, the style remained idealised and fine but the finer portraits would sometimes appear with an aegis, the draped busts consigned to an experimental cul-de-sac. The idealised style would continue to evolve throughout the reign reaching baroque proportions by 88. It's a shame that this fine portrait bust was struck sparingly.

Ian Carradice speculated in his 1983 monograph Coinage and Finances in the Reign of Domitian that the same engraver who did this piece may have worked on an earlier left facing portrait from 81 (see my Domitian RIC 75). Although left facing portraits are extremely rare in Domitian's reign and it is not out of the realm of possibility that the same engraver was working at the mint three years later and produced another left facing bust, to my eyes the styles seem too different to warrant that conclusion.

The bust of Domitian here is superbly rendered, one of the finest portraits of Domitian I've ever seen on a denarius. Same obverse die as the unique specimen cited in RIC.

13 commentsDavid Atherton04/14/19 at 18:53orfew: Fantastic coin David! WOW
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Asia Minor, Phyrgia, Eucarpia, Maximinus, Artemis6 viewsMaximinus
Phyrgia, Eucarpia
Obv.: ΑΥΤ Κ Γ ΙΟΥ ΟΥΗΡ ΜΑΞΙΜƐΙΝΟС, laureate and cuirassed bust of Maximinus, r.
Rev.: ƐΥΚΑΡΠƐΩΝ, Artemis standing facing, looking l., holding bow and placing hand on quiver; stag left, looking right; priestess right
AE, 26 mm, 7,22 g
Ref.: SNG Cop. 372, RPC VI, № 5604 (temporary)
1 commentsshanxi04/14/19 at 16:00quadrans: Nice piece..
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Philip III Tetradrachm44 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

6 commentsJay GT404/14/19 at 14:22Mark R1: What is the KY stand for? Is that the die artist’s...
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16.10. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 16.10./b1.17./49., H-066, CP-19, U--, #0171 views16.10. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 16.10./b1.17./49., H-066, CP-19, U--, #01
avers: BELA, anchor-like mark amongst three dots above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Rx (Monogram), line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,0 mm, weight: 0,19g, axis: 4h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-066, CP-19, Unger--,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.10./b1.17./49.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/14/19 at 11:13*Alex: Nice. I like this one.
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Vespasian-RIC-101563 viewsĆ Quadrans, 2.31g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1015 (R). BMC 740A.
Obv: IMP VESPASIAN AVG; Rudder on globe
Rev: P M TR P P P COS VIII; S C in field; Caduceus, winged
Acquired from Numismatica Prada, April 2019.

The quadrans in the early imperial period typically lacked an imperial portrait. Possibly the denomination was deemed so lowly by mint officials that a portrait was considered improper. They were struck haphazardly and functioned primarily as an urban low value coinage in Rome and central Italy. The quadrans was the typical fee for entry into the baths, a urinal, or for a tryst in a cheap brothel. Being of rather low value quadrantes were not typically hoarded and thus are relatively scarce today. The rudder over globe suggests Vespasian's continued steady hand guiding the empire.

Nicely centred and well preserved for the type.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/14/19 at 09:41Vincent: Like them myself and have a few in my collection, ...
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Vespasian-RIC-101563 viewsĆ Quadrans, 2.31g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1015 (R). BMC 740A.
Obv: IMP VESPASIAN AVG; Rudder on globe
Rev: P M TR P P P COS VIII; S C in field; Caduceus, winged
Acquired from Numismatica Prada, April 2019.

The quadrans in the early imperial period typically lacked an imperial portrait. Possibly the denomination was deemed so lowly by mint officials that a portrait was considered improper. They were struck haphazardly and functioned primarily as an urban low value coinage in Rome and central Italy. The quadrans was the typical fee for entry into the baths, a urinal, or for a tryst in a cheap brothel. Being of rather low value quadrantes were not typically hoarded and thus are relatively scarce today. The rudder over globe suggests Vespasian's continued steady hand guiding the empire.

Nicely centred and well preserved for the type.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/14/19 at 07:16quadrans: Nice one
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hhj8.26.48.052 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT [K M AVP] ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: Crescent with 4 stars.
17 mm, 2.10 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.48.5
1 commentsCharles M04/14/19 at 02:59Charles M: This is actually Marcianopolis--cwm
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Geta, Denarius PRINC IVVENT, RIC 15a5 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 200-202 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: PSEPT GETA CAES PONT; Draped bust r. Bare head. Young portrait
Reverse: PRINC IVVENT - Geta stg l. holding branch in r. long spear pointing down in l.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.05 gm.
Reference: RIC IV Part 1, 15a (Geta).
Provenance: Purchased from Munzen und Medaillen AG, at Pittsburg ANA convention, Aug 11, 1989

Superb EF, Superb old gray toning, good style, fully centered and complete.
2 commentsSteve B504/14/19 at 02:33Callimachus: Beautiful portrait.
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Geta, Denarius PRINC IVVENT, RIC 15a5 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 200-202 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: PSEPT GETA CAES PONT; Draped bust r. Bare head. Young portrait
Reverse: PRINC IVVENT - Geta stg l. holding branch in r. long spear pointing down in l.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.05 gm.
Reference: RIC IV Part 1, 15a (Geta).
Provenance: Purchased from Munzen und Medaillen AG, at Pittsburg ANA convention, Aug 11, 1989

Superb EF, Superb old gray toning, good style, fully centered and complete.
2 commentsSteve B504/14/19 at 02:30Jay GT4: Wow. Great coin
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Vespasian-RIC-101563 viewsĆ Quadrans, 2.31g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1015 (R). BMC 740A.
Obv: IMP VESPASIAN AVG; Rudder on globe
Rev: P M TR P P P COS VIII; S C in field; Caduceus, winged
Acquired from Numismatica Prada, April 2019.

The quadrans in the early imperial period typically lacked an imperial portrait. Possibly the denomination was deemed so lowly by mint officials that a portrait was considered improper. They were struck haphazardly and functioned primarily as an urban low value coinage in Rome and central Italy. The quadrans was the typical fee for entry into the baths, a urinal, or for a tryst in a cheap brothel. Being of rather low value quadrantes were not typically hoarded and thus are relatively scarce today. The rudder over globe suggests Vespasian's continued steady hand guiding the empire.

Nicely centred and well preserved for the type.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/14/19 at 00:10orfew: Very nice.
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Domitian AR Denarius62 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
(RIC 435, RSC 201b BMC 93).
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.
10 commentsorfew04/13/19 at 23:20Steve B5: Beautiful, Well centered, early die state on both ...
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Vespasian-RIC-101563 viewsĆ Quadrans, 2.31g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1015 (R). BMC 740A.
Obv: IMP VESPASIAN AVG; Rudder on globe
Rev: P M TR P P P COS VIII; S C in field; Caduceus, winged
Acquired from Numismatica Prada, April 2019.

The quadrans in the early imperial period typically lacked an imperial portrait. Possibly the denomination was deemed so lowly by mint officials that a portrait was considered improper. They were struck haphazardly and functioned primarily as an urban low value coinage in Rome and central Italy. The quadrans was the typical fee for entry into the baths, a urinal, or for a tryst in a cheap brothel. Being of rather low value quadrantes were not typically hoarded and thus are relatively scarce today. The rudder over globe suggests Vespasian's continued steady hand guiding the empire.

Nicely centred and well preserved for the type.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/13/19 at 21:35Jay GT4: Very nice small change
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Vespasian-RIC-101563 viewsĆ Quadrans, 2.31g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1015 (R). BMC 740A.
Obv: IMP VESPASIAN AVG; Rudder on globe
Rev: P M TR P P P COS VIII; S C in field; Caduceus, winged
Acquired from Numismatica Prada, April 2019.

The quadrans in the early imperial period typically lacked an imperial portrait. Possibly the denomination was deemed so lowly by mint officials that a portrait was considered improper. They were struck haphazardly and functioned primarily as an urban low value coinage in Rome and central Italy. The quadrans was the typical fee for entry into the baths, a urinal, or for a tryst in a cheap brothel. Being of rather low value quadrantes were not typically hoarded and thus are relatively scarce today. The rudder over globe suggests Vespasian's continued steady hand guiding the empire.

Nicely centred and well preserved for the type.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/13/19 at 21:02Mat: A fine addition
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMNENUS, Billion Aspron Trachy SBCV-1966 DOC IV -13c 26 viewsOBV Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded on l., crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type ; holds in right hand labarum-scepter, and inl. Gl cr.Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 31mm

Weight 4.63gm

A nearly perfect strike and that is exceptional. If you notice Christs head you will see the nimbus dots ever so slightly out of alignment. The dies were fresh when struck. Truly Exceptional.
2 commentsSimon04/13/19 at 03:13Nemonater: Amazing
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Domitian AR Denarius62 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
(RIC 435, RSC 201b BMC 93).
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.
10 commentsorfew04/12/19 at 22:08Nemonater: Exceptional quality!
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RIC 3, p.074, 395Ca - Faustina I, Pietas6 viewsFaustina Senior
AR Denarius after 141
Obv.: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA, Bust of Faustina I right
Rev.: PIETAS AVG, Pietas, veiled, draped, standing left, with right hand dropping incense on lighted candelabrum and holding box in left hand
Ag, 3.19g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC III 395Ca, CRE 117 [C]
1 commentsshanxi04/12/19 at 21:26quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian AR Denarius26 viewsDomitian as Caesar AR Denarius 73 CE
(3.04 gm). Rome
Obv: Leaureate head r: CAES AVG F DOMITIAN COS II
Rev: Domitian on horseback, rearing left, right hand raised adlocutio, scepter in left.
RIC 539 [Vesp]
2 commentsorfew04/12/19 at 09:12Vincent: The portrait has a close resemblance to his Father...
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Brutus Gold Stater 155 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

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

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

8.38g

Choice aUNC

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

Ex-ANE, Ex CNG

Clickable for larger image

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

And of course the numiswiki article:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Koson
14 commentsJay GT404/12/19 at 06:20Ancient Aussie: Absolutely fantastic coin Jay.
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Titus as Caesar RIC 44941 viewsĆ As, 10.92g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 449 (R). BMC 644.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP P TR P COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Aquila between two standards
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, April 2019. Ex Savoca Silver 30, 27 January 2019, lot 337.

The aquila between two standards type was struck early in Vespasian's reign to honour the loyalty of the legions, seen here on the reverse of this rare Titus as Caesar As. The aquila, which featured an eagle clutching a thunderbolt, was the most important standard of any legion. With the recent successful completion of the Civil War and Jewish rebellion Vespasian and Titus knew which side their bread was buttered on! The type was later revived under Titus and Domitian for their cistophori.

Solid portrait with a fetching dark patina.
6 commentsDavid Atherton04/12/19 at 05:34quadrans: Nice piece..
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Ptolemy I Soter Tetradrachm as Satrap12 viewsPtolemy I Soter. Silver Tetradrachm (15.65 g, 30mm), as Satrap, 323-305 BC. Alexandria, in the name of Alexander III
O: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY in left field, Athena Alkidemos advancing right, wielding javelin and holding forth shield;in right field, monogram, Corinthian helmet above and eagle standing right on thunderbolt.
Overstruck, traces of undertype visible.

The earlier 17g tetradrachms were withdrawn from circulation in 306/305 BC and reissued after weight adjustment. They were trimmed to remove 1.5g of silver, heated and restruck. This must have been faster than melting them down into bullion and restriking. Some issues show clear evidence of the edges being trimmed, although many, such as this one, do not.

Ptolemy was feeling the financial burden of repelling Antigonus’ invasion and supporting Rhodes through a thirteen-month siege. The government needed extra currency and Egypt produced little or no silver. The recall of the heavy issues meant 8 tetradrachms were restruck into 9 “Crisis Issues” but with no change in the appearance of the dies.
3 commentsNemonater04/12/19 at 05:31quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Ptolemy I Soter Tetradrachm as Satrap11 viewsPtolemy I Soter. Silver Tetradrachm (15.68 g, 26mm), as Satrap, 323-305 BC. Alexandria, in the name of Alexander III. Overstruck on earlier Alexander tetradrachm, 306-305 BC.
O: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress, aegis around neck with tiny Δ in scales.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY in left field, Athena Alkidemos advancing right, wielding javelin and holding forth shield;in right field, monogram, Corinthian helmet right above ΔI and eagle standing right on thunderbolt.
Overstruck, undertype beading visible on obverse just above elephant's ear; on the reverse, portrait of Alexander above eagles head into Athena's shield.

The earlier 17g tetradrachms were withdrawn from circulation in 306/305 BC and reissued after weight adjustment. They were trimmed to remove 1.5g of silver, heated and restruck. This must have been faster than melting them down into bullion and restriking. Some of these issues, such as this one, show the clear evidence of the edges being trimmed, although many do not.

Ptolemy was feeling the financial burden of repelling Antigonus’ invasion and supporting Rhodes through a thirteen-month siege. The government needed extra currency and Egypt produced little or no silver. The recall of the heavy issues meant 8 tetradrachms were restruck into 9 “Crisis Issues” but with no change in the appearance of the dies.
3 commentsNemonater04/12/19 at 05:29quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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enlargement of griffins head4 views1 commentsGrant H04/12/19 at 03:34Jay GT4: Amazing detail
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Ptolemy I Soter Tetradrachm as Satrap11 viewsPtolemy I Soter. Silver Tetradrachm (15.68 g, 26mm), as Satrap, 323-305 BC. Alexandria, in the name of Alexander III. Overstruck on earlier Alexander tetradrachm, 306-305 BC.
O: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress, aegis around neck with tiny Δ in scales.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY in left field, Athena Alkidemos advancing right, wielding javelin and holding forth shield;in right field, monogram, Corinthian helmet right above ΔI and eagle standing right on thunderbolt.
Overstruck, undertype beading visible on obverse just above elephant's ear; on the reverse, portrait of Alexander above eagles head into Athena's shield.

The earlier 17g tetradrachms were withdrawn from circulation in 306/305 BC and reissued after weight adjustment. They were trimmed to remove 1.5g of silver, heated and restruck. This must have been faster than melting them down into bullion and restriking. Some of these issues, such as this one, show the clear evidence of the edges being trimmed, although many do not.

Ptolemy was feeling the financial burden of repelling Antigonus’ invasion and supporting Rhodes through a thirteen-month siege. The government needed extra currency and Egypt produced little or no silver. The recall of the heavy issues meant 8 tetradrachms were restruck into 9 “Crisis Issues” but with no change in the appearance of the dies.
3 commentsNemonater04/12/19 at 02:12Nemonater:
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Ptolemy I Soter Tetradrachm as Satrap11 viewsPtolemy I Soter. Silver Tetradrachm (15.68 g, 26mm), as Satrap, 323-305 BC. Alexandria, in the name of Alexander III. Overstruck on earlier Alexander tetradrachm, 306-305 BC.
O: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress, aegis around neck with tiny Δ in scales.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY in left field, Athena Alkidemos advancing right, wielding javelin and holding forth shield;in right field, monogram, Corinthian helmet right above ΔI and eagle standing right on thunderbolt.
Overstruck, undertype beading visible on obverse just above elephant's ear; on the reverse, portrait of Alexander above eagles head into Athena's shield.

The earlier 17g tetradrachms were withdrawn from circulation in 306/305 BC and reissued after weight adjustment. They were trimmed to remove 1.5g of silver, heated and restruck. This must have been faster than melting them down into bullion and restriking. Some of these issues, such as this one, show the clear evidence of the edges being trimmed, although many do not.

Ptolemy was feeling the financial burden of repelling Antigonus’ invasion and supporting Rhodes through a thirteen-month siege. The government needed extra currency and Egypt produced little or no silver. The recall of the heavy issues meant 8 tetradrachms were restruck into 9 “Crisis Issues” but with no change in the appearance of the dies.
3 commentsNemonater04/12/19 at 01:49Jay GT4: I see it!
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Ptolemy I Soter Tetradrachm as Satrap12 viewsPtolemy I Soter. Silver Tetradrachm (15.65 g, 30mm), as Satrap, 323-305 BC. Alexandria, in the name of Alexander III
O: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY in left field, Athena Alkidemos advancing right, wielding javelin and holding forth shield;in right field, monogram, Corinthian helmet above and eagle standing right on thunderbolt.
Overstruck, traces of undertype visible.

The earlier 17g tetradrachms were withdrawn from circulation in 306/305 BC and reissued after weight adjustment. They were trimmed to remove 1.5g of silver, heated and restruck. This must have been faster than melting them down into bullion and restriking. Some issues show clear evidence of the edges being trimmed, although many, such as this one, do not.

Ptolemy was feeling the financial burden of repelling Antigonus’ invasion and supporting Rhodes through a thirteen-month siege. The government needed extra currency and Egypt produced little or no silver. The recall of the heavy issues meant 8 tetradrachms were restruck into 9 “Crisis Issues” but with no change in the appearance of the dies.
3 commentsNemonater04/12/19 at 01:48Jay GT4: Amazing
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Ptolemy I Soter Tetradrachm as Satrap12 viewsPtolemy I Soter. Silver Tetradrachm (15.65 g, 30mm), as Satrap, 323-305 BC. Alexandria, in the name of Alexander III
O: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY in left field, Athena Alkidemos advancing right, wielding javelin and holding forth shield;in right field, monogram, Corinthian helmet above and eagle standing right on thunderbolt.
Overstruck, traces of undertype visible.

The earlier 17g tetradrachms were withdrawn from circulation in 306/305 BC and reissued after weight adjustment. They were trimmed to remove 1.5g of silver, heated and restruck. This must have been faster than melting them down into bullion and restriking. Some issues show clear evidence of the edges being trimmed, although many, such as this one, do not.

Ptolemy was feeling the financial burden of repelling Antigonus’ invasion and supporting Rhodes through a thirteen-month siege. The government needed extra currency and Egypt produced little or no silver. The recall of the heavy issues meant 8 tetradrachms were restruck into 9 “Crisis Issues” but with no change in the appearance of the dies.
3 commentsNemonater04/12/19 at 01:03Mark R1: Love it. I really like the reverse with the hoplit...
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Titus as Caesar RIC 44941 viewsĆ As, 10.92g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 449 (R). BMC 644.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP P TR P COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Aquila between two standards
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, April 2019. Ex Savoca Silver 30, 27 January 2019, lot 337.

The aquila between two standards type was struck early in Vespasian's reign to honour the loyalty of the legions, seen here on the reverse of this rare Titus as Caesar As. The aquila, which featured an eagle clutching a thunderbolt, was the most important standard of any legion. With the recent successful completion of the Civil War and Jewish rebellion Vespasian and Titus knew which side their bread was buttered on! The type was later revived under Titus and Domitian for their cistophori.

Solid portrait with a fetching dark patina.
6 commentsDavid Atherton04/11/19 at 23:55Nemonater: Very nice catch!
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Domitian AR Denarius26 viewsDomitian as Caesar AR Denarius 73 CE
(3.04 gm). Rome
Obv: Leaureate head r: CAES AVG F DOMITIAN COS II
Rev: Domitian on horseback, rearing left, right hand raised adlocutio, scepter in left.
RIC 539 [Vesp]
2 commentsorfew04/11/19 at 22:41David Atherton: Glad you got one!
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Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm.8 views Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm. Alexandria mint, Struck A.D. 95/6. Scarce (Emmett "frequency" 2). From the D. Thomas Collection
Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm (34.7 mm, 23.61 g, 11 h). Alexandria mint, Struck A.D. 95/6. [AVT KAIC ΘЄ] OVIOC ΔOMIT [CЄB ΓЄPM], laureate head of Domitian right / Frontal elevation of triumphal arch; L - IE ( yr. 15 = A.D. 95/6 ). Emmett 257.15. Near VF / VF, very dark green smooth patina. Scarce (Emmett "frequency" 2).
3 commentsAncient Aussie04/11/19 at 22:41David Atherton: Neat type!
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Diva Faustina - RIC 348 (Antoninus Pius)3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: Late After A.D. 141
Metal: AR
Weight: 3.18
Obverse: DIVA FAV STINA. Bust of Faustina r. Hair elaborately bejeweled with pearls
Reverse: AETER NITAS. Fortuna, veiled draped standing l., Holding globe on extended r. hand and vertical rudder, close to side on l.

Mint: Rome
Weight:.
Reference: RIC III 348 (Antoninus Pius)
Provenance: Purchased from CNG at Denver ANA, Aug. 16, 2006

Superb EF
2 commentsSteve B504/11/19 at 18:59Jay GT4: Great hair!
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The Bretti Ć Didrachm20 viewsHead of Ares left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a griffin; grain ear below.

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Nike standing left, placing wreath on trophy to left and cradling palm in her left arm; caduceus between.

Bruttium, 214-211 BC

11.72g

SNG ANS 34. HN Italy 1975; Scheu 6

Rare with caduceus


Ex-Artemide Kunstauktionen e-Live auction 7 lot 48
3 commentsJay GT404/11/19 at 18:16Enodia: Cool coin. I like the helmet and griffin, and a ni...
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Diva Faustina - RIC 348 (Antoninus Pius)3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: Late After A.D. 141
Metal: AR
Weight: 3.18
Obverse: DIVA FAV STINA. Bust of Faustina r. Hair elaborately bejeweled with pearls
Reverse: AETER NITAS. Fortuna, veiled draped standing l., Holding globe on extended r. hand and vertical rudder, close to side on l.

Mint: Rome
Weight:.
Reference: RIC III 348 (Antoninus Pius)
Provenance: Purchased from CNG at Denver ANA, Aug. 16, 2006

Superb EF
2 commentsSteve B504/11/19 at 16:52okidoki: excellent
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Vespasian5 viewsVespasian AE As Rome 76 AD, Victory RIC 897, 11.25gm, 27mm.2 commentsAncient Aussie04/11/19 at 16:39FlaviusDomitianus: Nice coin, lovely patina.
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Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm.8 views Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm. Alexandria mint, Struck A.D. 95/6. Scarce (Emmett "frequency" 2). From the D. Thomas Collection
Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm (34.7 mm, 23.61 g, 11 h). Alexandria mint, Struck A.D. 95/6. [AVT KAIC ΘЄ] OVIOC ΔOMIT [CЄB ΓЄPM], laureate head of Domitian right / Frontal elevation of triumphal arch; L - IE ( yr. 15 = A.D. 95/6 ). Emmett 257.15. Near VF / VF, very dark green smooth patina. Scarce (Emmett "frequency" 2).
3 commentsAncient Aussie04/11/19 at 16:36FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example, mostly the reverse.
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Titus as Caesar RIC 44941 viewsĆ As, 10.92g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 449 (R). BMC 644.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP P TR P COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Aquila between two standards
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, April 2019. Ex Savoca Silver 30, 27 January 2019, lot 337.

The aquila between two standards type was struck early in Vespasian's reign to honour the loyalty of the legions, seen here on the reverse of this rare Titus as Caesar As. The aquila, which featured an eagle clutching a thunderbolt, was the most important standard of any legion. With the recent successful completion of the Civil War and Jewish rebellion Vespasian and Titus knew which side their bread was buttered on! The type was later revived under Titus and Domitian for their cistophori.

Solid portrait with a fetching dark patina.
6 commentsDavid Atherton04/11/19 at 15:07FlaviusDomitianus: Nice find, different dies than mine.
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Titus as Caesar RIC 44941 viewsĆ As, 10.92g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 449 (R). BMC 644.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP P TR P COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Aquila between two standards
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, April 2019. Ex Savoca Silver 30, 27 January 2019, lot 337.

The aquila between two standards type was struck early in Vespasian's reign to honour the loyalty of the legions, seen here on the reverse of this rare Titus as Caesar As. The aquila, which featured an eagle clutching a thunderbolt, was the most important standard of any legion. With the recent successful completion of the Civil War and Jewish rebellion Vespasian and Titus knew which side their bread was buttered on! The type was later revived under Titus and Domitian for their cistophori.

Solid portrait with a fetching dark patina.
6 commentsDavid Atherton04/11/19 at 13:53Mat: Wonderful portrait and historical addition
19_03_1_1_-g1_01_-23_,_Anonymous_II__(Béla_III_,_King_of_Hungary,_(1172-1196_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-111,_CNH_I_-109,_U-112,_Q-001,_h,_12,5mm,_0,32g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 19.03.1.1./g1.01./23., Anonymous II. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-111, CNH I.-109, U-112, #0190 viewsCÁC II. 19.03.1.1./g1.01./23., Anonymous II. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-111, CNH I.-109, U-112, #01
avers: Illegible legend, the ornament of Kufic letters, the border of dots.
reverse: Cross, between four crosses and four dots, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5 mm, weight: 0,32g, axis: h,
mint: , date: 1172-1196 A.D., ref: Huszár-111, CNH I.-109, Unger-112,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.03.1.1./g1.01./23.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/11/19 at 12:45*Alex: Lovely condition.
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Titus as Caesar RIC 44941 viewsĆ As, 10.92g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 449 (R). BMC 644.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP P TR P COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Aquila between two standards
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, April 2019. Ex Savoca Silver 30, 27 January 2019, lot 337.

The aquila between two standards type was struck early in Vespasian's reign to honour the loyalty of the legions, seen here on the reverse of this rare Titus as Caesar As. The aquila, which featured an eagle clutching a thunderbolt, was the most important standard of any legion. With the recent successful completion of the Civil War and Jewish rebellion Vespasian and Titus knew which side their bread was buttered on! The type was later revived under Titus and Domitian for their cistophori.

Solid portrait with a fetching dark patina.
6 commentsDavid Atherton04/11/19 at 12:43*Alex: Great coin.
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Titus as Caesar RIC 44941 viewsĆ As, 10.92g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 449 (R). BMC 644.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP P TR P COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Aquila between two standards
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, April 2019. Ex Savoca Silver 30, 27 January 2019, lot 337.

The aquila between two standards type was struck early in Vespasian's reign to honour the loyalty of the legions, seen here on the reverse of this rare Titus as Caesar As. The aquila, which featured an eagle clutching a thunderbolt, was the most important standard of any legion. With the recent successful completion of the Civil War and Jewish rebellion Vespasian and Titus knew which side their bread was buttered on! The type was later revived under Titus and Domitian for their cistophori.

Solid portrait with a fetching dark patina.
6 commentsDavid Atherton04/11/19 at 11:59Jay GT4: Very nice
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Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm.8 views Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm. Alexandria mint, Struck A.D. 95/6. Scarce (Emmett "frequency" 2). From the D. Thomas Collection
Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm (34.7 mm, 23.61 g, 11 h). Alexandria mint, Struck A.D. 95/6. [AVT KAIC ΘЄ] OVIOC ΔOMIT [CЄB ΓЄPM], laureate head of Domitian right / Frontal elevation of triumphal arch; L - IE ( yr. 15 = A.D. 95/6 ). Emmett 257.15. Near VF / VF, very dark green smooth patina. Scarce (Emmett "frequency" 2).
3 commentsAncient Aussie04/11/19 at 10:51Jay GT4: Great architectural reverse
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x bot Roman Empire, Claudius284 viewsClaudius Ć As. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left / LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S-C, Libertas standing facing, with pileus and extending left hand. RIC 97

Click and enlarge for better photo


ex BoT contender
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/11/19 at 06:54Ancient Aussie: Love this coin.
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.46.06 (plate coin)356 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 14.01g, 27.34mm, 45°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. AV K OPPEL CE - VH MAKRINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP AGRIPPA NIKOPOLITWN PROC / C ICTRW
city-gate with three towers, all with three pinnacles, closed double-door
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1826 (for Diadumenian)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3383
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.46.6 (plate coin)
very rare, VF/EF, dark-brown patina, a wunderful coin!
16 commentsJochen04/11/19 at 06:52Ancient Aussie: Love this coin.
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051 - Marcus Aurelius denarius - RIC 259273 viewsObv:– M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI, Laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from the rear
Rev:– IMP VI COS III, Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear, large shield at side
Reference RIC 259
4 commentsmaridvnvm04/11/19 at 06:51Ancient Aussie: Great portrait.
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Titus RIC-112457 viewsAR Denarius, 2.87g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 112 (C2). BMC 72. RSC 309.
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Dolphin coiled around anchor
Ex Harlan J Berk 143, 18 May 2005, lot 177.

Another in Titus' pulvinaria series commemorating the opening of the Colosseum.

Easily one of the best portraits of Titus I have ever seen. The condition of the obverse is excellent.
A coin I'm very proud to have.
11 commentsVespasian7004/11/19 at 06:50Ancient Aussie: Perfection !!!
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 301a, AE-Sestertius, Rome, -/-//SC, P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo enthroned left, #173 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 301a, AE-Sestertius, Rome, -/-//SC, P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo enthroned left, #1
avers: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo enthroned left, holding the olive branch and resting arm on the lyre, SC belove.
exergue: -/-//SC, diameter: 28,0-29,0mm, weight: 20,61g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 240-241 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III 301a, C-240,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/10/19 at 22:59Jay GT4: Sweet!
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Tacitus Antoninianus2 viewsTacitus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C TACITVS INVICTVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
PROVIDEN DEOR
Fides standing right, holding standard in each hand, facing Sol,
raising hand and holding globe. KA followed by officina mark A in ex.

Serdica (AD 275-6)

RIC 196-7 (var.)
Sear 11796 (var.)
1 commentsHarry G04/10/19 at 21:07quadrans: Interesting piece..
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6435 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Khonsou-Harakhte standing6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6435.26; Dattari-Savio Pl. 307, 11069; Emmett 1270

Issue Xoite

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

Rev. ΞΟΙΤ, L ΙΑ
Khonsou-Harakhte/Heracles standing, facing, head l., wearing pschent, holding club in l. hand, and ram, l., in r. hand

4.95 gr
19 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki04/10/19 at 21:07quadrans: Nice one
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Taras, Calabria 5 views302-228 BC
AR Diobol (11mm, 0.82g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with wing.
R: Herakles standing right, wrestling the Nemean lion; club behind, TAPAN above.
cf Vlasto 1365; HN Italy 976
Scarce
ex Savoca Coins

2 commentsEnodia04/10/19 at 21:06quadrans: Nice piece..
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Phoenicia, Arados 89-88 B.C3 viewsAE 21.88mm (Thickness 2.73mm), weight 5.42g, 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, monograms above, Aradian era date 170 (POA) & Greek letter M with Phoenician letter gimel (G) below.
2 commentsArados04/10/19 at 21:05quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
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Taras, Calabria 5 views302-228 BC
AR Diobol (11mm, 0.82g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with wing.
R: Herakles standing right, wrestling the Nemean lion; club behind, TAPAN above.
cf Vlasto 1365; HN Italy 976
Scarce
ex Savoca Coins

2 commentsEnodia04/10/19 at 19:29Jay GT4: Nice little crested helmet
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Phoenicia, Arados 89-88 B.C3 viewsAE 21.88mm (Thickness 2.73mm), weight 5.42g, 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, monograms above, Aradian era date 170 (POA) & Greek letter M with Phoenician letter gimel (G) below.
2 commentsArados04/10/19 at 19:09Enodia: Nice portrait and great patina!
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The Bretti Ć Didrachm20 viewsHead of Ares left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a griffin; grain ear below.

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Nike standing left, placing wreath on trophy to left and cradling palm in her left arm; caduceus between.

Bruttium, 214-211 BC

11.72g

SNG ANS 34. HN Italy 1975; Scheu 6

Rare with caduceus


Ex-Artemide Kunstauktionen e-Live auction 7 lot 48
3 commentsJay GT404/10/19 at 18:01quadrans: Nice piece..
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Philip III Tetradrachm44 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

6 commentsJay GT404/10/19 at 18:01quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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ISLANDS OF THRACE, THASOS. Ca. 480-463 BC.13 viewsSilver Stater (8.52 gm; 21 mm). Satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; SNG Ashmolean 3661-2; SNG Cop. 1010-1. Well struck on a nice broad flan. Choice EF. Toned. 5 commentsMark R104/10/19 at 13:43Mark R1: Thank you Jay
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Taras didrachm63 viewsHorseman riding left, holding shield and bridle.

Taras seated on dolphin left TAPAΣ beneath.

Tarentum, Calabria 390-385 BC

7.40g

Scarce

Vlasto 384, Period III, 380-345 BC (Age of Archytas); ; Fischer-Bossert 428, gives date of 390-380 and corresponds to SNG ANS 901.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-Alberta Coin;

Tarentum, the only Spartan colony ever to be established, was founded in 706 BC by the Partheniae - Spartan children born to unmarried women as a product of Spartan desperation to ensure the survival and continuation of their demographic during the bloody Messenian wars, who were later disowned and expelled by the state - and Perioeci (subjects, but not citizens of Sparta), under the leadership of the Parthenian Phalanthos. According to legend, Phalanthos consulted the oracle at Delphi, and was told that he should found his new city 'where rain fell from a clear sky'. After much searching, and despairing of finding a suitable location for a city, Phalanthos was consoled by his wife Aethra who laid his head in her lap, and as her tears splashed upon his forehead he understood the oracle's words for his wife's name itself meant 'clear sky', and thus he determined to make the nearby harbour the site of their new home, which they named after Taras, the son of Poseidon and the nymph Satyrion.
4 commentsJay GT404/10/19 at 13:42Mark R1: Like it!
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The Bretti Ć Didrachm20 viewsHead of Ares left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a griffin; grain ear below.

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Nike standing left, placing wreath on trophy to left and cradling palm in her left arm; caduceus between.

Bruttium, 214-211 BC

11.72g

SNG ANS 34. HN Italy 1975; Scheu 6

Rare with caduceus


Ex-Artemide Kunstauktionen e-Live auction 7 lot 48
3 commentsJay GT404/10/19 at 12:31shanxi: nice example
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Bruttium, AE18 33 viewsBrettian league, c. 215-205 BC
Bust of Nike right
Zeus riding a biga, holding thunderbolt and sceptre
3.6 gr, 18 mm
Ref : Sear #706
2 commentsPotator II04/10/19 at 04:21Jay GT4: Really nice portrait
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Bruttium, the Brettii: Anonymous (ca. 214-211 BCE) Ć Double – Didrachm (Scheu, Bronze 1; HN Italy 1975)32 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Ares left; two pellets to right, grain ear below
Rev: Nike standing left, erecting trophy; cornucopia between


2 commentsQuant.Geek04/10/19 at 04:20Jay GT4: Exceptional
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BRUTTIUM: TERINA. late 4th century BC. Silver Third Stater. AR15mm . 2grm.8 viewsBRUTTIUM: TERINA. late 4th century BC. Silver Third Stater. AR15mm . 2grm.
Obv.Head of the nymph Terina right.
Rev.Winged Nike seated l on cippus, bird perched on her extended right hand.
1 commentsLee S04/10/19 at 04:19Jay GT4: So great for such a tiny coin
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EB0014 Nike / Dionysos6 viewsBrettian League, BRUTTIUM, AR drachm, 216-214 BC.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Nike right.
Reverse: BPETTIΩN , Dionysos standing facing, crowning himself with his right hand, holding sceptre in his left; incense altar to right.
References: SNG ANS 18.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 4.634g.
1 commentsEB04/10/19 at 04:19Jay GT4: Missed this one. Awesome coin!
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EB0170 Nike / Zeus7 viewsThe Bretti, BRUTTIUM, AE 17, 215-205 BC.
Obverse: NIKA, Diademed head of Nike left, ear of barley behind her head.
Reverse: BΡETTIΩN, Zeus, naked, striding right, hurling thunderbolt, [and holding sceptre?], cornucopiae in right field.
References: Cf. BMC 96; Mont 3163.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 4.159g.
1 commentsEB04/10/19 at 04:18Jay GT4: Great portrait
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EB0171 Ares / Nike5 viewsBrettian League, BRUTTIUM, AE 26, 215-205 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Ares left.
Reverse: BΡETTIΩN, Nike crowning trophy left, caduceus between.
References: Scheu 6; SG 701; BMC 65; SNG ANS 34.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 15.315g.
1 commentsEB04/10/19 at 04:17Jay GT4: Great reverse
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Kings of Macedon, Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylon ca. 317 BC under Seleukos as Satrap 48 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, KY beneath throne, radiate head of Helios in left field.

Price P205 (same dies as P205c); Waggoner Issue VII, 248-256.
Struck during the Satrapy of Seleukos at Babylon Royal Mint (Babylon I) ca 318-316 BC.

(27 mm, 17.13 g, 10h).
Sayles and Lavender, August 2008, on consignment from the Arthur J. Frank Collection; ex-J.Schulman List 205, June 1975, 35.

This coin marks the artistic peak of the Babylonian style. Subsequent issues became less detailed, more stylized and simplified through to the closure of the mint in 305 BC.
3 commentsn.igma04/10/19 at 04:07Jay GT4: Beautiful coin! Just got one myself! Different d...
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ISLANDS OF THRACE, THASOS. Ca. 480-463 BC.13 viewsSilver Stater (8.52 gm; 21 mm). Satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; SNG Ashmolean 3661-2; SNG Cop. 1010-1. Well struck on a nice broad flan. Choice EF. Toned. 5 commentsMark R104/10/19 at 02:16Jay GT4: Impressive addition
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ATTICA, Athens. 449-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.24 gm; 22 mm)9 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. SNG Cop. 31; Starr pl. XXII, 7. Nicely struck on a compact flan. Elegant style with a full crest. Shallow marks on Athena's cheek. Choice Extremely Fine. Not from the recent hoards. Nice old-cabinet toning. 4 commentsMark R104/10/19 at 02:15Jay GT4: No stopping you
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5452 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 123-24 AD Nilus reclining on hippopotamus6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5452.9; Dattari-Savio Suppl. Pl. 11, 113; Emmett 1015.8

Issue L H = year 8

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

Rev. L Η
Nilus reclining on hippopotamus, l., holding reed and cornucopia, with lotus flowers below

17.24 gr
34 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki04/10/19 at 02:14Jay GT4: Nice
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6435 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Khonsou-Harakhte standing6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6435.26; Dattari-Savio Pl. 307, 11069; Emmett 1270

Issue Xoite

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

Rev. ΞΟΙΤ, L ΙΑ
Khonsou-Harakhte/Heracles standing, facing, head l., wearing pschent, holding club in l. hand, and ram, l., in r. hand

4.95 gr
19 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki04/10/19 at 02:09Jay GT4: Unusual Haracles
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Philip III Tetradrachm44 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

6 commentsJay GT404/10/19 at 00:49David Atherton: Beautiful!
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ISLANDS OF THRACE, THASOS. Ca. 480-463 BC.13 viewsSilver Stater (8.52 gm; 21 mm). Satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; SNG Ashmolean 3661-2; SNG Cop. 1010-1. Well struck on a nice broad flan. Choice EF. Toned. 5 commentsMark R104/09/19 at 22:50Mark R1: Thanks
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ATTICA, Athens. 449-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.24 gm; 22 mm)9 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. SNG Cop. 31; Starr pl. XXII, 7. Nicely struck on a compact flan. Elegant style with a full crest. Shallow marks on Athena's cheek. Choice Extremely Fine. Not from the recent hoards. Nice old-cabinet toning. 4 commentsMark R104/09/19 at 22:49Mark R1: Thank you.
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Philip III Tetradrachm44 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

6 commentsJay GT404/09/19 at 21:04FlaviusDomitianus: Great coin, lovely toning!
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Philip III Tetradrachm44 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

6 commentsJay GT404/09/19 at 20:11Nemonater: Really nice portrait and awesome reverse!
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Philip III Tetradrachm44 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

6 commentsJay GT404/09/19 at 19:54Grant H: love the Helios head
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6435 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Khonsou-Harakhte standing6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6435.26; Dattari-Savio Pl. 307, 11069; Emmett 1270

Issue Xoite

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

Rev. ΞΟΙΤ, L ΙΑ
Khonsou-Harakhte/Heracles standing, facing, head l., wearing pschent, holding club in l. hand, and ram, l., in r. hand

4.95 gr
19 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki04/09/19 at 19:24shanxi: interesting reverse
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RIC 2, p.389, 413a - Sabina, Vesta seated3 viewsSabina
AR Denarius, AD 128-136
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, draped bust of Sabina to right, her hair piled on top of her head above an elaborate stephane
Rev: Vesta seated to left, holding Palladium in her extended right hand and transverse scepter with her left.
Ag, 3.26g, 20mm
Ref.: RIC 413a [S], CRE 67 [R]
1 commentsshanxi04/09/19 at 18:43quadrans: Another nice piece
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Denar, RIC 3, p.270, 697 - Faustina II, Juno, IVNONI REGINAE7 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: IVNONI REGINAE, IVNONI REGINAE, Juno seated left on throne, holding patera and sceptre; to left, peacock standing left.
Ag, 3.34 g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC III 697, CRE 185
2 commentsshanxi04/09/19 at 18:43quadrans: Nice piece..
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ATTICA, Athens. 449-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.24 gm; 22 mm)9 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. SNG Cop. 31; Starr pl. XXII, 7. Nicely struck on a compact flan. Elegant style with a full crest. Shallow marks on Athena's cheek. Choice Extremely Fine. Not from the recent hoards. Nice old-cabinet toning. 4 commentsMark R104/09/19 at 18:42quadrans: Another nice piece
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Capitoline Wolf6 viewsBronze
65 mm x 35 mm
1 commentsTanit04/09/19 at 18:42quadrans: Nice one
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ISLANDS OF THRACE, THASOS. Ca. 480-463 BC.13 viewsSilver Stater (8.52 gm; 21 mm). Satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; SNG Ashmolean 3661-2; SNG Cop. 1010-1. Well struck on a nice broad flan. Choice EF. Toned. 5 commentsMark R104/09/19 at 18:41quadrans: Nice piece..
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RIC 4a, p.270, 370 - Plautilla, Concordia7 viewsPlautilla
AR Denarius, Laodicea
Obv.: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust of Plautilla right
Rev.: CONCORDIAE, Concordia seated left on backless throne, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
Ref.: RIC IVa 370, CRE 426 [S]
AR, 3.20g
Ex Freeman & Sear, Manhattan Sale I, Lot 371 (2010)
Ex A. Lynn Collection
Ex Leu Numismatik AG, Auction 83, Lot 794, (2002)
2 commentsshanxi04/09/19 at 18:41quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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5452 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 123-24 AD Nilus reclining on hippopotamus6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5452.9; Dattari-Savio Suppl. Pl. 11, 113; Emmett 1015.8

Issue L H = year 8

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

Rev. L Η
Nilus reclining on hippopotamus, l., holding reed and cornucopia, with lotus flowers below

17.24 gr
34 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki04/09/19 at 18:40quadrans: Nice one
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5578 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 125-26 AD Canopus van Osiris6 viewsReference.
Emmett 827.10; Köln 903; Dattari 1325; Milne 1151; SNG Cop 318v; RPC III, 5578

Issue L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ = year 10

Obv. AVT KAI TΡI AΔΡIA CEB
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev. L ΔEKATOV
Canopus of Osiris right.

12.04 gr
27 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki04/09/19 at 18:40quadrans: Nice piece..
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RIC 4a, p.270, 370 - Plautilla, Concordia7 viewsPlautilla
AR Denarius, Laodicea
Obv.: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust of Plautilla right
Rev.: CONCORDIAE, Concordia seated left on backless throne, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
Ref.: RIC IVa 370, CRE 426 [S]
AR, 3.20g
Ex Freeman & Sear, Manhattan Sale I, Lot 371 (2010)
Ex A. Lynn Collection
Ex Leu Numismatik AG, Auction 83, Lot 794, (2002)
2 commentsshanxi04/09/19 at 17:33okidoki: excellent
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RPC II 2522_Domitianus30 viewsObv: AVT ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ, Laureate head right
Rev: NEIΛOΣ (above) / L ζ (left field), Nile reclined left; below hippopotamus and lotus
BIL/Tetradrachm (26.32 mm 11.440 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 86-87 A.D.
RPC 2522, Dattari-Savio 442-6719
ex CGB From the ENP Collection
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/08/19 at 20:16Mat: Great addition
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RPC II 2522_Domitianus30 viewsObv: AVT ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ, Laureate head right
Rev: NEIΛOΣ (above) / L ζ (left field), Nile reclined left; below hippopotamus and lotus
BIL/Tetradrachm (26.32 mm 11.440 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 86-87 A.D.
RPC 2522, Dattari-Savio 442-6719
ex CGB From the ENP Collection
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/08/19 at 19:07Jay GT4: Wow! Nice find Alberto.
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Domitian AR Denarius62 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
(RIC 435, RSC 201b BMC 93).
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.
10 commentsorfew04/08/19 at 16:24David Atherton: Excellent style!
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Antiochia ad Orontem 1st century B.C.3 viewsSyria, Seleukis and Pieria. Antiochia ad Orontem. 1st century B.C. AE dichalkon 15.3 mm, 4.14 g. Obv: Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right. Rev: ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ THΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ to right and left of tripod. SNG Copenhagen 71; BMC 19-20 var (field mark); Mionnet 5, 20.1 commentsddwau04/08/19 at 14:50shanxi: lovely Tyche
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Denar, RIC 3, p.270, 697 - Faustina II, Juno, IVNONI REGINAE7 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: IVNONI REGINAE, IVNONI REGINAE, Juno seated left on throne, holding patera and sceptre; to left, peacock standing left.
Ag, 3.34 g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC III 697, CRE 185
2 commentsshanxi04/08/19 at 13:23Mat: A lifelike portrait.
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Twelve Caesars Denarii Collection18 viewsFinally have them all!3 commentslaney04/07/19 at 01:08Matt Inglima: Congratulations on assembling an outstanding colle...
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 0536 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Alexandria; (_ | * //ALEB), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 53 (R)

5.15 gms, 22.83 mm. 0 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/06/19 at 22:48Mat: a fine addition
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 1288 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laurel and rosette diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Rome; (E| _//RE). A.D. 348 - 350
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 128 (R2)

5.95 gms, 25.24 mm. 180 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/06/19 at 22:47Mat: Love the patina and portrait on this
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Constantinus I. AE-Follis3 viewsConstantine I. 307-337 AD.

Trier. 310-313 or 313-315 AD

23mm., 4.10g.

CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. Type: Bust of Constantine I, laureate, cuirassed, right

SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI. Sol, chlamys draped over left shoulder, standing left (or standing front, head left), raising right hand and holding globe in left hand. MintMark: T/F//PTR

Reference: RIC VI Treveri 873 or RIC VII Treveri 42

AAFC
1 commentsRL04/06/19 at 21:17Jay GT4: Great detail on the reverse
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Galerius AE Post-reform Radiate7 viewsGalerius (as Caesar). 293-305 AD as Caesar. 305-311 AD as Augustus.

Antioch. 296 AD.

20mm., 2.52g.

GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES. Bust of Galerius, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right

CONCORDIA MIL-ITVM. Galerius, draped, cuirassed, standing right, receiving small Victory on globe from Jupiter; Jupiter, standing left, leaning on sceptre with left hand. Officina Mark: Γ, star above. Mintmark ANT

Reference: RIC VI Antioch 61b

AAEF
1 commentsRL04/06/19 at 21:16Jay GT4: Nice!
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Sicily: Agyrion10 viewsSICILY. Agyrion. Ae Hemilitra (Mid 4th century BC), 20mm, 5.3g. Obv: AΓYPINAION. Obv: Head of young river god(?) right. Rev: ΠALAΓKAIOS (retro). Achelous Palagkaios as (the forepart of) a man-headed bull right. MSP I, 6 (this coin illustrated).

Pecunem 12, lot 22
1 commentsMolinari04/06/19 at 16:12Enodia: Great example, with the broken flan really not aff...
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Pannonian Celts, Syrmia Region, Kugelwange (Ball Cheek) Type, c. 2nd Century B.C.5 viewsPannonian Celts, Syrmia Region, Kugelwange (Ball Cheek) Type, c. 2nd Century B.C., Bronzetetradrachm, cf. Göbl OTA 197, Lanz 465; derived from the Macedonian Kingdom tetradrachms of Philip II. This type normally has a prominent raised round (ball) cheek, but on this example, the cheek is less prominent than most.

Syrmia is a fertile region of the Pannonian Plain in Europe, between the Danube and Sava rivers. Today, it is divided between Serbia in the east and Croatia in the west.
CE76349. Bronze tetradrachm, cf. Göbl OTA 197, Lanz 465; derived from the Macedonian Kingdom tetradrachms of Philip II, VF, tight flan, porous, Syrmia mint, weight 6.239g, maximum diameter 22.2mm, die axis 270o, c. 2nd century B.C.; obverse devolved laureate head of Zeus right, hair in arcs on both sides of central point, broad laurel wreath; reverse devolved horse trotting left, pellet in circle above
2 commentsMark R104/05/19 at 20:13Mark R1: I've drunk the cool aid....
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Commodus (177 - 192 A.D.)13 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Μ Α ΚΟΜ ΑΝΤω СƐΒ ƐVСƐΒ, Laureate head right.
R:Commodus, togate, standing left, holding branch and sceptre, crowned by Alexandria, turreted, standing left behind him, holding corn ears. LK H to left. RY 28 (AD 187/8)
12.5g
25mm
Dattari (Savio) 3854; Emmett 2537.28

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
4 commentsMat04/05/19 at 05:25Randygeki(h2): A pretty nice tet Mat
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Domitian AR Denarius62 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
(RIC 435, RSC 201b BMC 93).
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.
10 commentsorfew04/05/19 at 05:24Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
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Domitian AR Denarius62 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
(RIC 435, RSC 201b BMC 93).
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.
10 commentsorfew04/05/19 at 05:19quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
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Pannonian Celts, Syrmia Region, Kugelwange (Ball Cheek) Type, c. 2nd Century B.C.5 viewsPannonian Celts, Syrmia Region, Kugelwange (Ball Cheek) Type, c. 2nd Century B.C., Bronzetetradrachm, cf. Göbl OTA 197, Lanz 465; derived from the Macedonian Kingdom tetradrachms of Philip II. This type normally has a prominent raised round (ball) cheek, but on this example, the cheek is less prominent than most.

Syrmia is a fertile region of the Pannonian Plain in Europe, between the Danube and Sava rivers. Today, it is divided between Serbia in the east and Croatia in the west.
CE76349. Bronze tetradrachm, cf. Göbl OTA 197, Lanz 465; derived from the Macedonian Kingdom tetradrachms of Philip II, VF, tight flan, porous, Syrmia mint, weight 6.239g, maximum diameter 22.2mm, die axis 270o, c. 2nd century B.C.; obverse devolved laureate head of Zeus right, hair in arcs on both sides of central point, broad laurel wreath; reverse devolved horse trotting left, pellet in circle above
2 commentsMark R104/04/19 at 23:40Jay GT4: You're on a roll! Glad you got it
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Divus Augustus Emerita7 viewsSPAIN, Emerita. Divus Augustus. Died AD 14. Ć Dupondius (35mm, 25.7 g, 2h).DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER CAE, Radiate head left / City-view seen from aerial perspective: city wall with five T-shaped crenellations fronted by main gate consisting of two arched bays flanked by two multi-story crenellated towers, each with arched window; gate inscribed AVGVSTA/EMERITA and decorated with four T-shaped crenellations. RPC 30b; SNG Copenhagen -; Burgos 1032.1 commentsAncient Aussie04/04/19 at 23:39Jay GT4: Amazing reverse
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Akarnania Leukas circa 375-350 BC 19.5 mm 8.49g 5h Pegasi 663 viewsPegasos flying left/Helmeted head of Athena left.
Rare Calciati list one coin from this die pair
1 commentsGrant H04/04/19 at 23:39Jay GT4: Great
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Carausius41 viewsAE-Antoninianus
CARAVSIVS ET FRATRES SVI; Jugate, radiate and cuirassed busts of Maximianus, Diocletian and Carausius to left.
PAX AVGGG; Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and vertical sceptre; S/P in fields.
Ex: C
Camulodunum
RIC V,II; 1
3 commentsJulianus of Pannonia04/04/19 at 19:44Eric P: Beautiful!
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Domitian AR Denarius62 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
(RIC 435, RSC 201b BMC 93).
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.
10 commentsorfew04/04/19 at 18:10FlaviusDomitianus: A great denarius indeed. Congrats!
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Domitian AR Denarius62 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
(RIC 435, RSC 201b BMC 93).
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.
10 commentsorfew04/04/19 at 17:47okidoki: excellent
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Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrius I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C., Silverdrachm7 viewsThe bull's horns suggest Demetrius' relationship to Poseidon is the same as Alexander's to Zeus Ammon. The portrait is individualized, but evokes the image of Alexander. Demetrios was the first to assimilate elements of Alexander's deified portrait and the first living ruler to portray himself as a god on coins.
SH88881. Silver drachm, Newell 154, SNG München 1051, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Cop -, VF, attractive style, toned, edge splits, Euboea, Chalkis(?) mint, weight 4.202g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 0o, c. 290 - 287 B.C.; obverse Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity, Poseidon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram inner left; ex Gorny & Mosch Giessener, auction 257, lot 334; very rare
2 commentsMark R104/04/19 at 17:19Mark R1: Yeah I like this one.
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Domitian AR Denarius62 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
(RIC 435, RSC 201b BMC 93).
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.
10 commentsorfew04/04/19 at 16:47Jay GT4: Rare and beautiful!
Domitian_RIC_435_.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius62 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
(RIC 435, RSC 201b BMC 93).
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.
10 commentsorfew04/04/19 at 15:15Mat: A truly beautiful piece
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RIC 0355 Domitianus39 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, Laureate haed right with aegis
Rev: S C, Domitian standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar in frot of shrine containing cult statue of Minerva.
AE/Sestertius (34.63 mm 26.83 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 355 (C), BMCRE 332, BNF 356
ex Inasta Auction 35 Lot 703
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/03/19 at 22:44Vincent: I like this example, very nice tone and portrait w...
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Vespasian-RIC-121144 viewsĆ Dupondius, 13.42g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1211 (R). BMC 831.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: FIDES PVBLICA; S C in field; Fides stg. l., with patera and cornucopiae
Ex eBay, 23 March 2019.

FIDES PVBLICA, the good faith of the state, was a common personification on Vespasian's coinage. The figure on the reverse is likely based on a cult statue of the goddess whose annual sacrifice occurred on 1 October. Important documents of state and treaties were store in her temple for safe keeping. The Fides type came into common imperial use during the Flavian era and was an important part of Vespasian's numismatic propaganda. This dupondius was struck at the Lyon mint in 77-78 in a fairly large issue that presumably addressed a shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces. Oddly enough, dupondii are more commonly encountered in this issue with a laureate bust instead of the usual radiate one as seen here.

Well centred with a fetching dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/03/19 at 13:51Vincent: Love the coin...thanks for the write-up too
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Commodus (177 - 192 A.D.)13 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Μ Α ΚΟΜ ΑΝΤω СƐΒ ƐVСƐΒ, Laureate head right.
R:Commodus, togate, standing left, holding branch and sceptre, crowned by Alexandria, turreted, standing left behind him, holding corn ears. LK H to left. RY 28 (AD 187/8)
12.5g
25mm
Dattari (Savio) 3854; Emmett 2537.28

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
4 commentsMat04/03/19 at 05:39David Atherton: Nice example.
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RIC 0467 Domitianus37 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right with aegis
Rev: S C, Domitian standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar in frot of shrine containing cult statue of Minerva.
AE/Sestertius (35.55 mm 22.47 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D.
RIC 467 (C), BMCRE 376, BNF 398
Purchased on Ebay from felicitas.perpetua
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/03/19 at 05:26quadrans: Interesting piece..
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RIC 0355 Domitianus39 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, Laureate haed right with aegis
Rev: S C, Domitian standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar in frot of shrine containing cult statue of Minerva.
AE/Sestertius (34.63 mm 26.83 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 355 (C), BMCRE 332, BNF 356
ex Inasta Auction 35 Lot 703
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/03/19 at 05:26quadrans: Great coin
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RIC 0277 Domitianus43 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, Laureate haed right with aegis
Rev: S C, Domitian standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar in frot of shrine containing cult statue of Minerva.
AE/Sestertius (35.22 mm 26.98 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 277 (C2), BMCRE 296, BNF 316
ex Aes Rude Auction 64 Lot 278
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/03/19 at 05:26quadrans: Nice piece..
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31. Eadwig.2 viewsPenny, 955-959, possibly minted in York.
Obverse: +E-A-DǷIG REX / Small cross.
Reverse: HERIG / +++ / 'ER MO
Moneyer: Heriger.
1.40 gm., 21 mm.
North #724; Seaby #1122.

Provenance: Tetney Hoard, 1945.
E.J. Winstanley Collection.
1 commentsCallimachus04/03/19 at 05:25quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Vespasian-RIC-121144 viewsĆ Dupondius, 13.42g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1211 (R). BMC 831.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: FIDES PVBLICA; S C in field; Fides stg. l., with patera and cornucopiae
Ex eBay, 23 March 2019.

FIDES PVBLICA, the good faith of the state, was a common personification on Vespasian's coinage. The figure on the reverse is likely based on a cult statue of the goddess whose annual sacrifice occurred on 1 October. Important documents of state and treaties were store in her temple for safe keeping. The Fides type came into common imperial use during the Flavian era and was an important part of Vespasian's numismatic propaganda. This dupondius was struck at the Lyon mint in 77-78 in a fairly large issue that presumably addressed a shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces. Oddly enough, dupondii are more commonly encountered in this issue with a laureate bust instead of the usual radiate one as seen here.

Well centred with a fetching dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/03/19 at 05:24quadrans: Nice piece..
com22.jpg
Commodus (177 - 192 A.D.)13 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Μ Α ΚΟΜ ΑΝΤω СƐΒ ƐVСƐΒ, Laureate head right.
R:Commodus, togate, standing left, holding branch and sceptre, crowned by Alexandria, turreted, standing left behind him, holding corn ears. LK H to left. RY 28 (AD 187/8)
12.5g
25mm
Dattari (Savio) 3854; Emmett 2537.28

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
4 commentsMat04/03/19 at 05:02quadrans: Nice piece..
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Commodus (177 - 192 A.D.)13 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Μ Α ΚΟΜ ΑΝΤω СƐΒ ƐVСƐΒ, Laureate head right.
R:Commodus, togate, standing left, holding branch and sceptre, crowned by Alexandria, turreted, standing left behind him, holding corn ears. LK H to left. RY 28 (AD 187/8)
12.5g
25mm
Dattari (Savio) 3854; Emmett 2537.28

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
4 commentsMat04/03/19 at 03:06Jay GT4: Great looking coin Mat
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RIC 0277 Domitianus43 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, Laureate haed right with aegis
Rev: S C, Domitian standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar in frot of shrine containing cult statue of Minerva.
AE/Sestertius (35.22 mm 26.98 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 277 (C2), BMCRE 296, BNF 316
ex Aes Rude Auction 64 Lot 278
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/03/19 at 02:16David Atherton: Lovely example.
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RIC 0355 Domitianus39 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, Laureate haed right with aegis
Rev: S C, Domitian standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar in frot of shrine containing cult statue of Minerva.
AE/Sestertius (34.63 mm 26.83 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 355 (C), BMCRE 332, BNF 356
ex Inasta Auction 35 Lot 703
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/02/19 at 21:04Jay GT4: Amazing coin
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RIC 0277 Domitianus43 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, Laureate haed right with aegis
Rev: S C, Domitian standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar in frot of shrine containing cult statue of Minerva.
AE/Sestertius (35.22 mm 26.98 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 277 (C2), BMCRE 296, BNF 316
ex Aes Rude Auction 64 Lot 278
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/02/19 at 21:04Jay GT4: It's not so common as it says. Great find
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RIC 0623b Domitianus.35 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; Flute and lyre players standing right (the second is near the altar); in background temple.
AE/As (28.88 mm 11.11 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 623a (C2), BMCRE 434-436, BNF 471-474
ex CNG Auction #84 lot 1007, from the John Bitner Collection
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/02/19 at 14:46Jim H: Wow! This is the best example of this coin I have...
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Macrinus and Diadumenian, Thrace, Marcianopolis,6 viewsMacrinus and Diadumenian, Thrace, Marcianopolis, Triumphal arch with for statues. 25.46mm, 11.91, 217-218 AD, struck under governor Furius Pontianus
obv. AVT K OPEL CEV MAKREIN[OC KM] OPEL ANTWNEINOC
confronted heads of Macrinus, laureate, r., and Diadumenianus, bare-headed, l.
rev. VP PONTIAN - OV MARKIANO / POLEITW / N (OV ligate)
Triumphal arch with three doors, the door in the midth much higher, four figures
on postaments above. The outer two are Victories holding wreath in upraised
hand, the other two male figures, draped, the left holding up his r. hand, the
right one holding spear in his l. hand.
E in l. field (for pentassarion)
Varbanov (engl.) 1220
Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.24.46.2
Price/Trell p.51, fig. 85 var.
1 commentsAncient Aussie04/02/19 at 14:23*Alex: Superb. These coins give a great insight into thos...
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Divus Romulus.4 viewsDivus Romulus. Died AD 309. Ć Quarter Follis (17mm, 2.01 g, 12h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. Struck under Maxentius, circa AD 310. Bare head right / Domed shine with doors ajar, surmounted by eagle; RT. RIC VI 239. VF, dark green patina, flan flaws on obverse.1 commentsAncient Aussie04/02/19 at 14:19*Alex: I like this reverse. You have a nice collection of...
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Vespasian-RIC-121144 viewsĆ Dupondius, 13.42g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1211 (R). BMC 831.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: FIDES PVBLICA; S C in field; Fides stg. l., with patera and cornucopiae
Ex eBay, 23 March 2019.

FIDES PVBLICA, the good faith of the state, was a common personification on Vespasian's coinage. The figure on the reverse is likely based on a cult statue of the goddess whose annual sacrifice occurred on 1 October. Important documents of state and treaties were store in her temple for safe keeping. The Fides type came into common imperial use during the Flavian era and was an important part of Vespasian's numismatic propaganda. This dupondius was struck at the Lyon mint in 77-78 in a fairly large issue that presumably addressed a shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces. Oddly enough, dupondii are more commonly encountered in this issue with a laureate bust instead of the usual radiate one as seen here.

Well centred with a fetching dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/02/19 at 13:40Steve P: Not too shabby, congrats David
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Vespasian-RIC-121144 viewsĆ Dupondius, 13.42g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1211 (R). BMC 831.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: FIDES PVBLICA; S C in field; Fides stg. l., with patera and cornucopiae
Ex eBay, 23 March 2019.

FIDES PVBLICA, the good faith of the state, was a common personification on Vespasian's coinage. The figure on the reverse is likely based on a cult statue of the goddess whose annual sacrifice occurred on 1 October. Important documents of state and treaties were store in her temple for safe keeping. The Fides type came into common imperial use during the Flavian era and was an important part of Vespasian's numismatic propaganda. This dupondius was struck at the Lyon mint in 77-78 in a fairly large issue that presumably addressed a shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces. Oddly enough, dupondii are more commonly encountered in this issue with a laureate bust instead of the usual radiate one as seen here.

Well centred with a fetching dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/02/19 at 12:16Jay GT4: A strong example with a nice portrait
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Vespasian-RIC-121144 viewsĆ Dupondius, 13.42g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1211 (R). BMC 831.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: FIDES PVBLICA; S C in field; Fides stg. l., with patera and cornucopiae
Ex eBay, 23 March 2019.

FIDES PVBLICA, the good faith of the state, was a common personification on Vespasian's coinage. The figure on the reverse is likely based on a cult statue of the goddess whose annual sacrifice occurred on 1 October. Important documents of state and treaties were store in her temple for safe keeping. The Fides type came into common imperial use during the Flavian era and was an important part of Vespasian's numismatic propaganda. This dupondius was struck at the Lyon mint in 77-78 in a fairly large issue that presumably addressed a shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces. Oddly enough, dupondii are more commonly encountered in this issue with a laureate bust instead of the usual radiate one as seen here.

Well centred with a fetching dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/02/19 at 09:22FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example with a strong portrait.
064_Julia_Mamaea_(190-235_A_D_),_Lydia,_Tabala,_AE-19,_IOY_MAMAIA_CE,,_TABA_#923;E_#937;N,_E_#929;MOC,_Waddington_5305,_222-235_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_19mm,3,72g-s.jpg
064p Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), Lydia, Tabala, Waddington 5305, AE-19, TABAΛEΩN/EPMOC, River-god Hermos reclining left, #182 views064p Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), Lydia, Tabala, Waddington 5305, AE-19, TABAΛEΩN/EPMOC, River-god Hermos reclining left, #1
avers: IOY MAMAIA CE, Draped bust right, wearing Stephane.
reverse: TABAΛEΩN around, EΡMOC below, River-god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, resting left arm on overturned urn from which waters flow.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0mm, weight: 3,72g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Tabala, date: 222-235 A.D., ref: Waddington 5305, Paris 1384.
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/02/19 at 05:30Robin Ayers: another lovely example, great addition
RICa_030,_RIC_II(1962)_011,_022_Titus,_AR-Den_IMP_TITVS_CAES_VESPASIAN_AVG_P_M,_TR_P_VIIII_IMP_XIIII_COS_VII_P_P,_Rome_79_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_17,5-19,5mm,_3,46g-s.jpg
022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1124 views022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1
avers: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right.
reverse: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right at the base of the trophy.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,46g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 79 A.D., ref: RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, BMC 15, RSC 274,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans04/02/19 at 05:28Robin Ayers: Fantastic, the portrait is very nice
214-212_B_C_,_Anonymous,_AE-Uncia,_Sicily,_ROMA,_Cr-,_Syd_,_Q-001,_0h,_24,5-26mm,_12,81g-s.jpg
Anonymous, AE Uncia (after 217 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-25, Crawford 38-6, Prow of galley right, #180 viewsAnonymous, AE Uncia (after 217 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-25, Crawford 38-6, Prow of galley right, #1
avers: Helmeted head of Roma left, one pellet (mark of value) behind the neck.
reverse: ROMA, Prow of galley right, one pellet (mark of value) below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 24,5-26,0mm, weight: 12,81g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, Sicily, date: after 217-215 B.C., ref: Crawford 38-6, Syd. 86, BMC 88,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans04/02/19 at 05:27Robin Ayers: Beautiful coin, lovely patina and color!
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rsc2867 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus standing half-left holding apple and sceptre. star in right field.
18 mm, 2.51 gms

RSC 286 variant (obverse legend and bust type), RIC 175 variant (same).

Interesting coin: hybrid of Elagabalus obverse with Julia Soaemias reverse. A similar coin is listed in RSC and RIC but with obverse legend, IMP ANTONINVS AVG with a draped bust.
1 commentsCharles M04/01/19 at 23:01Jay GT4: Interesting find
214-212_B_C_,_Anonymous,_AE-Uncia,_Sicily,_ROMA,_Cr-,_Syd_,_Q-001,_0h,_24,5-26mm,_12,81g-s.jpg
Anonymous, AE Uncia (after 217 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-25, Crawford 38-6, Prow of galley right, #180 viewsAnonymous, AE Uncia (after 217 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-25, Crawford 38-6, Prow of galley right, #1
avers: Helmeted head of Roma left, one pellet (mark of value) behind the neck.
reverse: ROMA, Prow of galley right, one pellet (mark of value) below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 24,5-26,0mm, weight: 12,81g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, Sicily, date: after 217-215 B.C., ref: Crawford 38-6, Syd. 86, BMC 88,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans04/01/19 at 17:55PMah: Strong detail on crest, clear waves, deck figures,...
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Anonymous, AE Uncia (after 217 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-25, Crawford 38-6, Prow of galley right, #180 viewsAnonymous, AE Uncia (after 217 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-25, Crawford 38-6, Prow of galley right, #1
avers: Helmeted head of Roma left, one pellet (mark of value) behind the neck.
reverse: ROMA, Prow of galley right, one pellet (mark of value) below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 24,5-26,0mm, weight: 12,81g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, Sicily, date: after 217-215 B.C., ref: Crawford 38-6, Syd. 86, BMC 88,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans04/01/19 at 15:48*Alex: That really is a beauty Joe.
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049 Leopoldus I., (Leopoldus I. of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1657-1705 A.D.), AR-3-Groschen, U-1089, Madonna and the child in the Mandorla, N/B//P-O, 1694, #01219 views049 Leopoldus I., (Leopoldus I. of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1657-1705 A.D.), AR-3-Groschen, U-1089, Madonna and the child in the Mandorla, N/B//P-O, 1694, #01
avers:- LEOPOLD•D•G•R•[3,as value sign] I•S•A•G•H•B•R•, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, below in value sign 3.
revers:- •S•IMMAC•VIR• [coat of arms] M•MAT•D•P•H• 16-94, Madonna in the Mandorla, the child in her right hand, below crowned coat of arms, mint marks and mint marks on the side.
diameter: 20,0-21,5mm, weight: 1,37g, axis: 0h,
mint: Hungary, mint mark: N/B//P-O, Nagybánya, (today Romania : Baia Mare),
date: 1694 A.D., ref: Unger-1089, Huszar-1469,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans04/01/19 at 13:33Jay GT4: Amazing!
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Anonymous, AE Uncia (after 217 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-25, Crawford 38-6, Prow of galley right, #180 viewsAnonymous, AE Uncia (after 217 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-25, Crawford 38-6, Prow of galley right, #1
avers: Helmeted head of Roma left, one pellet (mark of value) behind the neck.
reverse: ROMA, Prow of galley right, one pellet (mark of value) below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 24,5-26,0mm, weight: 12,81g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, Sicily, date: after 217-215 B.C., ref: Crawford 38-6, Syd. 86, BMC 88,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans04/01/19 at 12:28Jay GT4: Good one Q, love the helmet and lovely green patin...
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Anonymous, AE Uncia (after 217 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-25, Crawford 38-6, Prow of galley right, #180 viewsAnonymous, AE Uncia (after 217 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-25, Crawford 38-6, Prow of galley right, #1
avers: Helmeted head of Roma left, one pellet (mark of value) behind the neck.
reverse: ROMA, Prow of galley right, one pellet (mark of value) below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 24,5-26,0mm, weight: 12,81g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, Sicily, date: after 217-215 B.C., ref: Crawford 38-6, Syd. 86, BMC 88,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans04/01/19 at 09:38okidoki: very nice on large flan
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Lydia, Maeonia: Pseudo-autonomous issue at time of Marcus Aurelius (161-180) Ć Unit (BMC 17-18; Lindgren I, 749; RPC IV online, 1325; SNG Copenhagen 222-223; SNG München 302)8 viewsObv: Bearded head of Herakles to left
Rev: MAIO-NΩN; Omphale advancing right, wearing lion's skin and holding club over shoulder
Dim: 19 mm, 5.10 g, 12 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek04/01/19 at 08:10shanxi: nice example
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022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1124 views022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1
avers: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right.
reverse: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right at the base of the trophy.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,46g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 79 A.D., ref: RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, BMC 15, RSC 274,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans04/01/19 at 08:05*Alex: Great portrait. Nice.
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Roman Imperial: Julian II (360-363) Ć Double Maiorina, Antioch (RIC 216; LRBC 2640)5 viewsObv: D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian II to right
Rev: SECVRITAS REI PVB; Bull standing right; above, two stars; below, ANTΓ flanked by two palms
Dim: 29 mm, 7.38 g, 6 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek04/01/19 at 04:07Jay GT4: Really great coin!
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CILICIA, Kelenderis. AR Stater61 viewsCirca 430-420 B.C. 10.63 grams. Obverse: nude youth (ephebus) dismounting from horse rearing left. Reverse: goat kneeling left, head turned right, ivy branch above. Casabonne Type 2, Celenderis 14 (same dies). SNG BN 48 (same dies, but letter removed on obverse). SNG von Aulock 5624 (same dies). Near EF, lightly toned. Well struck.
Ex CNG
One of the most underrated Ancient Greek coin because of its static iconography and (seemingly) insignificance of the place where it came from (only few ancient sources mentioned the city of Kelenderis located in Cilicia in Asia Minor-aside from few facts we know that it was the easternmost member of the Delian League and founded by the Greeks from Samos in the 8th century B.C. on an earlier Phoenician settlement). One need to take another glance to discover and marvel at the remarkable level of artistry put into the design on these series of coins of Kelenderis that might otherwise get overlooked.
4 commentsJason T03/31/19 at 22:33djmacdo: A lovelyexample of a classic coin--on a much fulle...
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207 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Clementia standing7 viewsReference.
Cohen 233. BMC 539. RIC 207c; Strack 323

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from front

Rev. CLEMENTIA AVG P P in ex. COS III
Clementia standing left with patera and sceptre.

2.89 gr
19 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki03/31/19 at 21:11Jay GT4: I like it!
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Maximinus I Sestertius4 viewsMAXIMINUS I. 235-238 AD. Ć Sestertius. Struck 235 AD.
Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI, S C across field, Pax Standing left, holding olive branch in outstretched right hand and cradling long sceptre in left arm.

RIC IV 58; Pink III, pg. 21; Banti 11a; BMCRE 7; Cohen 34.
1 commentsTanit03/31/19 at 19:35okidoki: very nice
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CILICIA, Kelenderis. AR Stater61 viewsCirca 430-420 B.C. 10.63 grams. Obverse: nude youth (ephebus) dismounting from horse rearing left. Reverse: goat kneeling left, head turned right, ivy branch above. Casabonne Type 2, Celenderis 14 (same dies). SNG BN 48 (same dies, but letter removed on obverse). SNG von Aulock 5624 (same dies). Near EF, lightly toned. Well struck.
Ex CNG
One of the most underrated Ancient Greek coin because of its static iconography and (seemingly) insignificance of the place where it came from (only few ancient sources mentioned the city of Kelenderis located in Cilicia in Asia Minor-aside from few facts we know that it was the easternmost member of the Delian League and founded by the Greeks from Samos in the 8th century B.C. on an earlier Phoenician settlement). One need to take another glance to discover and marvel at the remarkable level of artistry put into the design on these series of coins of Kelenderis that might otherwise get overlooked.
4 commentsJason T03/31/19 at 17:04Tracy Aiello: Wow. Very nice.
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Domitian RIC-623b74 viewsĆ As, 10.13g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 623b (C2). BMC 434.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; S C in exergue; Domitian stg. l., sacrificing over altar; to l., flute player and lyre player stg. r.; in background, temple, wreath in pediment
Acquired from Künker, January 2019. Ex Heinrich Pilartz Münzhandlung.

In October 88 AD Domitian held the Secular Games, a festival featuring theatrical performances and circus games accompanied by six various daytime and nighttime religious ceremonies. The games marked the transition from one era (saeculum) to another and were supposedly held once every 110 years, or the maximum span of a human lifetime, making them a 'once in a lifetime' event. Domitian conducted his games on the Augustan calculation, rejecting the formula for the Claudian games held in 47 AD. The festival was important enough to interrupt the normal striking of reverse types on the coinage and for the mint to produce a new unique issue commemorating the event both in precious metal and bronze. The precious metal designs tended to be symbolic while the bronze were more narrative in nature, focusing on the various religious sacrifices that were at the heart of the games.

The reverse on this as features a daytime victimless sacrifice of cakes to Apollo and Diana on the sixth and last day of the celebrations, held in front of an unidentified hexastyle temple somewhere on the Palatine. The stylised nature of the reverse's design makes it difficult to pinpoint the temple in question. The generic decorative wreath in the pediment offers no clues. Another variant of the type (RIC 623a) has an eagle in the pediment, perhaps an indication the engravers were not intending to depict a specific temple at all. The scene could stand alone and be an excellent representation for all the religious ceremonies of the games. The main message of the design is to show the Roman people that Domitian provided and responsibly held the Secular Games. The fact this type was struck in fairly large quantities hints it was an important piece of Domitianic propaganda.

Struck on a large flan in fine style.
6 commentsDavid Atherton03/31/19 at 05:10Ancient Aussie: Fantastic coin David.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Pomponius Musa, AR Denarius - Crawford 410/33 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Pomponius Musa, mid-50s BCE
AR Denarius (3.58g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo(?), hair tied-up, facing right; tied scroll behind.

Reverse: Q. POMPONI – MVSA; Clio, muse of history, facing left and leaning on column, while reading open scroll.

References: Crawford 410/3; Sydenham 813; BMCRR 3610-11; Pomponia 11.

Provenance: Ex Heritage Auction 3072 (15 Jan 2019), Lot 35407; E.J. Haeberlin Collection [Cahn-Hess (17 Jul 1933) Lot 2490].

As the muse of history, Clio is typically depicted in ancient art with an open scroll or tablet.

Q. Pomponius Musa, who punned his name by depicting the Muses on a series of coins, is unknown except for his coins, which makes precise dating of the series difficult. For many years, scholars (including Crawford) dated the series to 66 BCE. However, the absence of any examples of the series in the large Mesagne hoard caused Hersh and Walker to bring down the date of the series to 56 BCE. Michael Harlan, retracting his reticence with the Mesagne dating, later proposed a date of 52 BCE.

There are two varieties of Musa denarii: the first depicts Apollo/Hercules Musarum (see my gallery example); the second, of which there are nine sub-varieties, depict Apollo and a Muse. The above coin is of the second variety.

Apollo is often depicted androgynously on ancient coins. The standard references consistently attribute the obverse heads on both varieties of Musa’s coins as Apollo; but the depictions are notably different between the Hercules and Muse varieties. On the Hercules variety, the deity’s hair is down and tied, and generally consistent with many depictions of Apollo on other Roman Republican coins (see, e.g., denarii of L. Calpurnius Piso and C. Calpurnius Piso). Comparatively, the head on the above Muse variety is considerably more feminine in appearance and laureate, though lacking earrings, necklaces or other feminine accents. Admittedly, this more feminine type head has also been attributed by scholars as Apollo on other coin types (see, e.g., denarii of P. Clodius and C. Considius). However, within the same series the different styled heads appear to depict different deities. Given the Muse emblems behind each head on the nine Muse types, it’s possible that the feminine heads do not represent Apollo, but the Muses themselves. Michael Harlan agrees with this interpretation in both editions of "Roman Republican Moneyers and their Coins." More research on this issue is needed.
1 commentsCarausius03/31/19 at 04:10Jay GT4: Really nice. Congrats
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Pomponius Musa, AR Denarius - Crawford 410/45 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Pomponius Musa, mid-50s BCE
AR Denarius (3.96g; 18mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo(?), hair tied-up, facing right; scepter behind.

Reverse: MVSA - Q.POMPONI; Melpomene, muse of tragedy, facing left and holding club and theatrical mask.

References: Crawford 410/4; Sydenham 816; BMCRR 3615-16; Pomponia 14.

Provenance: Ex Fay Beth Wedig Collection [CNG eSale 439 (6 Mar 2019) Lot 442]; NAC 11 (29 Apr 1998), Lot 253.

Q. Pomponius Musa, who punned his name by depicting the Muses on a series of coins, is unknown except for his coins, which makes precise dating of the series difficult. For many years, scholars (including Crawford) dated the series to 66 BCE. However, the absence of any examples of the series in the large Mesagne hoard caused Hersh and Walker to bring down the date of the series to 56 BCE. Michael Harlan, retracting his reticence with the Mesagne dating, later proposed a date of 52 BCE.

There are two varieties of Musa denarii: the first depicts Apollo/Hercules Musarum (see my gallery example); the second, of which there are nine sub-varieties, depict Apollo and a Muse. The above coin is of the second variety.

Apollo is often depicted androgynously on ancient coins. The standard references consistently attribute the obverse heads on both varieties of Musa’s coins as Apollo; but the depictions are notably different between the Hercules and Muse varieties. On the Hercules variety, the deity’s hair is down and tied, and generally consistent with many depictions of Apollo on other Roman Republican coins (see, e.g., denarii of L. Calpurnius Piso and C. Calpurnius Piso). Comparatively, the head on the above Muse variety is considerably more feminine in appearance and laureate, though lacking earrings, necklaces or other feminine accents. Admittedly, this more feminine type head has also been attributed by scholars as Apollo on other coin types (see, e.g., denarii of P. Clodius and C. Considius). However, within the same series the different styled heads appear to depict different deities. Given the Muse emblems behind each head on the nine Muse types, it’s possible that the feminine heads do not represent Apollo, but the Muses themselves. Michael Harlan agrees with this interpretation in both editions of "Roman Republican Moneyers and their Coins." More research on this issue is needed.

Melpomene, whose name actually means “songstress” was originally one of the muses of song, but her role changed to muse of tragic theater after the development of drama in classical Greece sometime in the sixth century BCE. She is generally depicted holding a club or knife and a tragic mask, which Greek actors wore on stage when performing dramatic plays.
2 commentsCarausius03/31/19 at 04:09Jay GT4: Wonderful
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Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrius I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C., Silverdrachm7 viewsThe bull's horns suggest Demetrius' relationship to Poseidon is the same as Alexander's to Zeus Ammon. The portrait is individualized, but evokes the image of Alexander. Demetrios was the first to assimilate elements of Alexander's deified portrait and the first living ruler to portray himself as a god on coins.
SH88881. Silver drachm, Newell 154, SNG München 1051, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Cop -, VF, attractive style, toned, edge splits, Euboea, Chalkis(?) mint, weight 4.202g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 0o, c. 290 - 287 B.C.; obverse Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity, Poseidon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram inner left; ex Gorny & Mosch Giessener, auction 257, lot 334; very rare
2 commentsMark R103/30/19 at 20:59Robert L3: Wonderful portrait.
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783 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Decastyle Temple19 viewsReference.
RIC II 783; Strack 696; c. 1422; BMC 1554

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. [SPQR] S-C
Decastyle temple set on base; temple is flanked by two columns, each decorated with a statue on top columns surmounted by statues and set on pedestals on either side

22.71 gr
31 mm
12h

Note.
The great temple of Venus and Rome, was actually two temples that were built back-to-back. Dedigned by Hadrian, the temple of Venus faced the Flavian ampitheatre and that of Rome overlooked the Forum. Construction began in 121 AD, but was not completed until 141 AD under Antoninus Pius. The temple was destroyed by fire in 307 AD, and later rebuilt by Maxentius. Its remains can still be seen in Rome today.
3 commentsokidoki03/30/19 at 18:02Ancient Aussie: Very nice indeed.
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Theodosius I AE47 viewsTheodosius I, 379–395 A.D.

Antioch

15mm., 0.99g.

D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG. Bust of Theodosius I, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed, right

VOT/X/MVLT/XX within wreath. Mintmark -/-//ANΓ

References: RIC IX Antioch 65B: Subtype 2

AAIC
1 commentsRL03/30/19 at 13:36Jay GT4: Nice desert patina
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Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum, Gordian III (238-244 AD) 4 viewsRoman Provincial, Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum, Gordian III (238-244 AD) Ć 27 (12.43g) Sabinius Modestus, legatus consularis., City Gate, Obv.: Laureate and draped bust right. Rev.: Arched gate flanked by two roofed towers with arched windows in uppermost story. Varbanov 4182. Rare! NGC XF.1 commentsAncient Aussie03/30/19 at 13:25*Alex: Nice gate. I really like those detailed types.
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Struck A.D.253 - 254 under Valerian I. DIVA MARINIANA. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Rome2 viewsObverse: DIVAE MARINIANAE. Diademed and veiled bust of Mariniana, resting on crescent, facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Mariniana being borne to heaven seated on the back of a peacock flying right.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.18gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 6
RARE

Mariniana was the wife of Valerian I but it would seem that she must have died before he became emperor because all of her coins are posthumous commemoratives.
1 comments*Alex03/30/19 at 06:38quadrans: Nice one
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Trajan Denarius - Victory Sacrificing over Altar (RIC 67)15 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 102 AD
3.46g

Obv: Laureate head of Trajan (R)
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM

Rev: Victory standing (L), holding palm frond, sacrificing out of patera over lit and garlanded altar to left.
PM TRP COS IIII PP

RIC 67; Woytek 131a; BMC 125; RSC 248a

Roma Numismatics Auction XVII, Lot 736, 28/03/19
ex. Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Silver Coins
2 commentsOptimo Principi03/30/19 at 01:49Robert L3: Great toning. A beauty.
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Trajan Denarius - Victory Sacrificing over Altar (RIC 67)15 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 102 AD
3.46g

Obv: Laureate head of Trajan (R)
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM

Rev: Victory standing (L), holding palm frond, sacrificing out of patera over lit and garlanded altar to left.
PM TRP COS IIII PP

RIC 67; Woytek 131a; BMC 125; RSC 248a

Roma Numismatics Auction XVII, Lot 736, 28/03/19
ex. Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Silver Coins
2 commentsOptimo Principi03/29/19 at 21:18Jay GT4: What a beautiful coin!
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Mark Antony and Lucius Antonius, Denarius231 viewsDenarius minted in Ephesus in 41 BC
M ANT IMP AVG III VIR RPCM NERVA PROQ P, Bare head of Mark Antony right
L ANTONIUS COS, Bare head of Lucius Antonius right
3.58 gr
Ref : HCRI # 246, RCV #1509, Cohen #2
Following description taken from NAC auction 40, #617, about an other example of the same coin :
"This denarius, depicting the bare heads of Marc Antony and his youngest brother Lucius Antony, is a rare dual-portrait issue of the Imperatorial period. The family resemblance is uncanny, and one wonders if they truly looked this much alike, or if it is another case of portrait fusion, much like we observe with the dual-portrait billon tetradrachms of Antioch on which the face of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra VII takes on the square dimensions of Marc Antony. When Antony fled Rome to separate himself from Octavian and to take up his governorship in Gaul, Lucius went with him, and suffered equally from the siege of Mutina. This coin, however, was struck in a later period, when Lucius had for a second time taken up arms against Octavian in the west. Marc Antony was already in the east, and that is the region from which this coinage emanates. Since Lucius lost the ‘Perusine War’ he waged against Octavian, and was subsequently appointed to an office in Spain, where he died, it is likely that he never even saw one of his portrait coins."
3 commentsPotator II03/29/19 at 18:34Jay GT4: Just amazing
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5893 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 133-34 AD Isis Pharia advancing12 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5893; Emmett 1000.18; Köln 1117

Issue L IH = year 18

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

Rev. L ΙΗ
Isis Pharia advancing, right, holding sistrum and sail

22.41 gr
32 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki03/29/19 at 15:48Jay GT4: Nice big coin!
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547 Hadrian Orichalcum Sestertius, Roma 118 AD Roma15 viewsReference.
RIC 547; Strack 511; C. 91; BMC 1120

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

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II in ex. ADVENTVS AVG / S C
Roma seated right on cuirass, holding spear and clasping hands with Hadrian, who stands left, wearing togate

28.79 gr
35 mm
6h


Legend: reads PONT(ifex) MAX(imus) TR(ibunicia) POT(estate) COS [II], or “Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestas [i.e. endowed with power of tribune], Consul for the second time.” The reverse exergue reads ADVENTVS [AVG](usti), or “the arrival of Augustus,” and S(enatus) C(onsulto), which indicates the coin’s value is supported “by the decree of the Senate.”
1 commentsokidoki03/29/19 at 15:48Jay GT4: Great coin
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sepphoris017-13 viewsElagabalus
Sepphoris-Diocaesarea, Samaria

Obv: ...ANTWNεIN. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ACYΛ on left, AYT on left, ΔIOK in exergue. Zeus seated left in within tetrastyle temple with pediment decorated with a wreath, holding scepter in left hand and uncertain object in right hand.
24 mm, 10.47 gms

Sofaer 17, Rosenberger 16
1 commentsCharles M03/29/19 at 15:46okidoki: Congrats very nice Charles
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Titus as Caesar RIC 42336 viewsĆ Sestertius, 23.43g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 423 (C). BMC 633.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Ex Holding History, eBay, 16 March 2019.

After the recent Civil War and Jewish and Batavian rebellions this common Pax reverse type from 72 had special propaganda value for the new Flavian regime: peace and prosperity. It would be one of the more popular themes of Vespasian's coinage. Unsurprisingly, this Pax type is shared with Vespasian.

Worn, but in fine style with a nice dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton03/29/19 at 13:02Vincent: Like the coin! Titus is Dee MAN
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5893 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 133-34 AD Isis Pharia advancing12 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5893; Emmett 1000.18; Köln 1117

Issue L IH = year 18

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

Rev. L ΙΗ
Isis Pharia advancing, right, holding sistrum and sail

22.41 gr
32 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki03/29/19 at 07:08quadrans: Nice piece..
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Thrace, Maroneia, Stater, 385-360 BC7 viewsMetrodotos, magistrate, , Silver
Free horse rearing right
Grape arbor in linear square; ΕΠΙ / ΜΗΤ - ΡΟΔ - ΩΡΟ around; all within shallow incuse square
CHARACTERISTICS
COMPOSITION Silver
DIAMETER 26
GREECE PROVINCE Thrace
DENOMINATION Stater
GREEK COIN THEME Maroneia
MINT NAME Not Applicable
PRODUCT TYPE Coin
YEAR 385-360 BC
1 commentsMark R103/29/19 at 07:06quadrans: Nice one
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HARBOUR, TRAJAN, AE Sestertius (Portus Trajani)146 viewsPortus Trajani
Ć Sestertius (26.66g, Ř35mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 104-111.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate draped bust of Trajan facing right.
Rev.: (PORTVM TRAIANI around, S C in ex.), Basin of Trajan's harbour (Portus Traiani), near Ostia, surrounded by warehouses, ships in centre.
RIC 471 (R2); Cohen 305; BMC 770A; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 104:59
ex Jean Elsen Auction 95; ex coll. A. Senden: "L'architecture des monnaies Romaines".

Due to the vulnarability of Portus Claudii, witness the events of 62 AD when a violent storm destroyed some 200 ships in the port, Trajan built a second one farther inland behind the port of Claudius. The work was carried out in the years 100-112 AD, and included improvements of the Claudian harbour. It was a hexagonal basin enclosing an area of 39 hectares, and communicating by canals with the harbour of Claudius, with the Tiber directly, and with the sea. The capacity of the harbour was much enlarged, and many new warehouses were built around it, remains of which may still be seen: The fineness of the brickwork of which they are built is remarkable. The sides of the hexagonal basin were over 350 m, the maximum diameter more than 700 m., and 5m deep. The bottom was covered with stones, at the north end gradually sloping upwards, to reach a depth of only one meter at the edge of the basin.

The basin could contain more than 100 ships that did not moor alongside the quays, but at a straight angle. It was surrounded by a few wide treads (total width c. 6 m.). On the quays was a wall, with five narrow doorways (1.80) on each side of the hexagon. The doorways are too narrow for wagons. Apparently the goods were unloaded and carried by slaves. This can also be seen on several reliefs and mosaics. The wall facilitated the control of the flow of goods, for the Customs Service and the levying of import duties (the portorium).

The hexagon may have been designed by Apollodorus of Damascus, the architect of Trajan's Market in Rome. No other harbours are known with this shape, suggesting that it was chosen not only for practical purposes, but also for aesthetic reasons.

Portus was the main port of ancient Rome for more than 500 years and provided a conduit for everything from glass, ceramics, marble and slaves to wild animals caught in Africa and shipped to Rome for spectacles in the Colosseum.
3 commentsCharles S03/29/19 at 04:36Ancient Aussie: Nice.
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HARBOUR, NERO, AE Sestertius (Portus Claudii)114 viewsĆ sestertius (22.54g, maximum Ř34.24mm, 6h), Lugdunum mint, struck AD 66.
Obv.: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P, laureate head of Nero right, globe below tip of bust.
Rev.: PORT AVG (below) S C (above), aerial view of the harbour of Ostia, showing pier, breakwaters, lighthouse surmounted by the statue of Neptune, seven ships, and the figure of Tiber reclining left in foreground, holding rudder and dolphin.
Mac Dowall (The western Coinages of Nero, ANS SSN 161) 476; RIC 586 (R2); BMCRE 323 var. (different obv. legend); Cohen 253 var. (emperor's head to left); CBN 74 var. (different obv. legend); Sear (RCV) 1953var.

Rome's original harbour was Ostia, situated at the mouth of the Tiber. It could not easily handle large sea-going vessels such as those of the grain fleet. Therefore, Claudius initiated the construction of a new all-weather harboru at Portus, about 4 km north of Ostia. The project was completed under Nero who renamed the harbour "Portus Augusti".

It was a huge project enclosing an area of 69 hectares, with two long curving moles projecting into the sea, and an artificial island, bearing a lighthouse, in the centre of the space between the moles. The foundation of this lighthouse was provided by filling with concrete and sinking one of the massive ships that Caligula had used to transport an obelisk from Egypt for the Circus Maximus. These giant ships had a length of around 100m and displaced a minimum of 7400 tons. The harbour opened directly to the sea on the northwest and communicated with the Tiber by a channel on the southeast. However, it was very exposed to the weather and under Trajan was superseded by a new land-locked inner basin linked to the Tiber by a canal.
3 commentsCharles S03/29/19 at 04:36Ancient Aussie: Great coin and very well presented.
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CITY-GATE, Macrinus, Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. HrHJ (2013) 8.23.46.04 corr. (plate coin)91 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 14.01g, 27.34mm, 45°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. AV K OPPEL CE - VH MAKRINOC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. VP AGRIPPA NIKOPOLITWN PROC / C ICTRW
city-gate with three towers, all with three pinnacles, closed double-door
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1826 (for Diadumenian)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3383
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.23.46.4 corr. (plate coin)
writes NIKOPOLEITWN
very rare, VF/EF, dark-brown patina, a wunderful coin!
2 commentsJochen03/29/19 at 04:33Ancient Aussie: Absolutely fantastic coin Jochen.
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MARKET, NERO, (Macellum Magnum)167 viewsOrichalchum dupondius (14.5g, 31mm, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 65.
NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P laureate head of Nero facing left
M(AC) AVG / S C Frontal view of a building with a domed central section and
approached by steps, flanked by two-storied wings of unequal height, with porticoes adorned with guirlandes; above the steps, in the centre, a statue of a standing male figure holding a long sceptre.
RIC 402 (common); BMC 336; Cohen 129; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 67:59

This type was issued upon the completion of the restoration of the Great Provision Market on Caelium Hill in A.D. 59: the Macellum Augusti, also known as the Macellum Magnum. It was built by Augustus and restored by Nero. Part of it was later transformed to church S. Stefano Rotundo by Pope Simplicius.
3 commentsCharles S03/29/19 at 04:24Ancient Aussie: Beautiful coin with great detail of the market.
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Circus Maximus - Trajan114 viewsĆ Sestertius (24.27g, Ř32.95mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 103-104.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate bust of Trajan right with aegis.
Rev.: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI around, S C in ex., bird's-eys view on the Circus Maximus in Rome, as seen from the Forum Boarium, showing portico in foreground with eleven arched entrances and monumental gate surmounted by quadriga on right, two additional arches, each surmounted by quadriga behind the portico at both ends, the central spina adorned with tall obelisk of Rameses II at center flanked by equestrian statue of Trajan on left and shrine of Cybele on right , the two metae (turning posts) placed at the extremities; at the far side of the Circus, a curved wall incorporating a tetra-style shrine of Sol.
RIC 571 [R] and pl. x, 187 (rev. only); Cohen 546 (Fr.60); Strack 391; BMC 856; Banti 275 (4 spec.); MIR 175c and pl. 28 (citing 20 examples of this variety; same obv. die as plate 175c1; same rev. die as 175a3); RCV 3208 var. (different bust type).

ex G. Henzen (Netherlands, 2000)

The reverse of this sestertius commemorates the completion in AD 103 of a major restoration of the Circus Maximus, following a great fire that had severely damaged the famous arena in the time of the Flavian emperors. The origin of the Circus Maximus, situated in the Murcia valley between the Palatine and Aventine hills, is quite obscure. An enclosure for chariot racing, it had parallel sides and one semicircular end, all fitted with seats for spectators, and an axial rib (spina) marked at each end by turning-posts (metae) dividing the arena into two runs. At the open end were the curved stables (carceres) sufficient to accommodate twelve teams of horses. Traditionally founded by King Tarquinius Priscus, it does not seem to have become a permanent structure until 329 BC (Livy viii. 20.1). In later times, it was much embellished, notably by Augustus who erected on the spina the great Egyptian obelisk of Rameses II from Heliopolis (it now stands in the Piazza del Populo). The vast arena was frequently damaged by the fires that afflicted the imperial capital; on several occasions, there was loss of life when structural failure occurred under the weight of the huge crowds that attended the events. Trajan was himself an ardent fan of the Circus so it is scarcely surprising that he took on the task of restoring the arena. The present specimen is a good example of the rare issue that commemorated the completion of this undertaking. More than a century later (AD 213), the Emperor Caracalla issued a similar type to record his own restoration work on the Circus Maximus. The last recorded games in this celebrated arena took place under the Ostrogothic king Totila in AD 550.
1 commentsCharles S03/29/19 at 04:19Ancient Aussie: Absolutely fantastic coin Charles.
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Billion aspron trachy Alexios I SB 191816 viewsObverse: +KE ROHQEI, IC-XC, bust of Christ facing, nimbate, holding book of Gospels
Reverse: ALE DEC, crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1081-1118 CE
30mm, 4.38g
SB 1919, H. pl 7.5-6
1 commentswileyc03/28/19 at 20:19Simon: 1919? hard to find.
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PHOCIS FEDERAL COINAGE AR TRIOBOL, 3rd SACRED WAR6 views

BMC 81, BCD 294, GVF/AEF, 13.7mm, 2.64 grams, Struck Circa. 354 - 352 B.C.E. under Onymarchos

Obverse: Bull's head facing
Reverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind, monograms below

Nicer than the great majority of these. Bull struck in high relief and usually well worn. This level of detail scarcely seen.

Ex: Hanberry collection, 1970's - early 1990's
3 commentsMark R103/28/19 at 19:13Mark R1: Thanks Jay
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AD 251-253 - VOLVSIANVS6 viewsVolusianus was a Roman Emperor from November 251 to August 253.



for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
2 commentsshanxi03/28/19 at 14:46shanxi: click on the link
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JULIUS CAESAR, 44 BC.10 viewsJULIUS CAESAR, 44 BC.
AE Dupondus, 45 BC. Mint in Italy, Rare
Roman Republic
Dia.: 26 mm
Wt.: 13.05 g
Obv.: Bust of Victory right
Rev.: C CLOVI PRAEF Minerva advancing left, snake, spear and shield.
Ref.: Cr 476.
2 commentsAncient Aussie03/28/19 at 07:19Randygeki(h2): and that reverse, sweet!
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Syracuse, Sicily4 viewsSicily Syracuse Hieron II 275-269 BC AE 20 6.45 gms Head of Kore, Bull butting left club and m, ie below SNG ANS 580.1 commentsAncient Aussie03/28/19 at 07:19Randygeki(h2): A Beauty
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Vespasian AR Denarius 48 viewsVespasian. AR denarius. Rome. AD 73. 3.15 gr. – 18.9 mm.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Winged Nemesis standing right, holding caduceus over serpent and drawing out the neck of her robe.
RIC 544; BMCRE 97; RSC 385; Sear 2304. VF\\XF
Purchased from Ars Coin Wien, March 26, 2019
5 commentsorfew03/28/19 at 07:19Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Titus as Caesar RIC 42336 viewsĆ Sestertius, 23.43g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 423 (C). BMC 633.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Ex Holding History, eBay, 16 March 2019.

After the recent Civil War and Jewish and Batavian rebellions this common Pax reverse type from 72 had special propaganda value for the new Flavian regime: peace and prosperity. It would be one of the more popular themes of Vespasian's coinage. Unsurprisingly, this Pax type is shared with Vespasian.

Worn, but in fine style with a nice dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton03/28/19 at 07:19Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
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Constantius Gallus Fel Temp Reparatio Falling Horseman9 viewsAE Centenionalis
Constantius Gallus, 351-354 CE
Diameter: 22 mm, Weight: 4.15 grams, Die Axis: 11h

Obverse: D N CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier on right holding shield, spearing falling enemy horseman on left. Horseman sits facing soldier with hands extended upwards.

Mint: *TSЄ* , Γ in field to left, * in field to right: Thessalonica

Notes:
- RIC 177 records *TSЄ•, but *TSЄ* is not in RIC for Constantius Gallus.

Ex Roman Lode, 2019
2 commentsPharsalos03/28/19 at 07:17Randygeki(h2): What a great FH!
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CÁC II. 18.12.1.3./a3.04./28., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-100, CNH I.--, U--, #0172 viewsCÁC II. 18.12.1.3./a3.04./28., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-100, CNH I.--, U--, #01
avers: Cross with crescents containing dots in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: 4 lines in place of the legend cross in a circle, a border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,0-11,8mm, weight: 0,33g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-100, CNH I.--, Unger--,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.12.1.3./a3.04./28.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/28/19 at 07:14Randygeki(h2): Nice
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RIC 573 Domitian Denarius36 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

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

Rome, January 1-September 13, 88 AD

3.17g

RIC 573 (R2)

Ex-Cameleon coin e-bay

A rare variant with GERMAN on the obverse legend rather than the common GERM.
4 commentsJay GT403/28/19 at 07:12Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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RIC 1579 Domitian34 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/28/19 at 07:12Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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MYSIA,Pergamon (200 - 133 B.C.)23 viewsĆ16
O: Helmeted head of Athena right.
R: AΘΗ-ΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, owl standing facing on palm, with wings spread, A monogram left and AP right.
3.6g
16mm
SNG von Aulock 1375-6 var; SNG Copenhagen 388 var
5 commentsMat03/28/19 at 07:12Randygeki(h2): Neat coin Mat
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1898 british One Penny5 views1 commentsNORMAN K03/28/19 at 07:11Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Gyrton, Thessaly Dichalkon11 viewsAE Dichalkon
Size: 18 mm, Weight: 5.21 grams, Die Axis: 6h

Gyrton, Thessaly
Mid 4th century BCE

Obverse: Bare Head of hero Gyrton to left of head of bridled horse, both facing right.

Reverse: Head of the nymph Gyrtone facing right

Ex Ken Dorney 2018, Ex CNG eAuction 392 2017, part of lot 165, Ex the BCD Collection with his ticket indicating purchase in 1992
1 commentsPharsalos03/28/19 at 07:11Randygeki(h2): Great looking coin
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Sarmatia, Olbia, Black Sea, (330-250 B.C.), Frovola 718(?), AE-23, OΛBIO, Axe, and Bow in Gorytos (Scythian bow case), #144 viewsSarmatia, Olbia, Black Sea, (330-250 B.C.), Frovola 718(?), AE-23, OΛBIO, Axe, and Bow in Gorytos (Scythian bow case), #1
avers: No legend, Horned head of River God Borysthenes (Dniepr) left.
reverse: OΛBIO, Axe, and Bow in Gorytos (Scythian bow case), Monogram (EΠI?) in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight: 11,96g, axis: 0h,
mint: Sarmatia, Olbia, Black Sea, date: 330-250 B.C.,
ref: SNG Cop.85var (monogram ?), Sear SG 1685, BMC 10 (?), SNG BM Black Sea ?, Frovola 718var. ( Monogram ?),
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/28/19 at 07:10Randygeki(h2): Oh cool!
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1961 LYDIA, Mostene Hadrian, Hero on Horse7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1961; vA 8238; Paris 762

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ Γ Δ Π
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΛΥΔΩΝ ΜΟСΤΗΝΩΝ
Hero with double axe on horse, standing r.; beneath horse’s foreleg, lighted altar and in front, cypress-tree

15.70 gr
30 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki03/28/19 at 07:10Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos, Domitia, two Nemeses11 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesos
AE20
Obv: ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CΕ-ΒΑCΤΗ, Draped bust right
Rev: OMONOIA ANΘY KAICEN ΠΑΙΤΟΥ / ZMYP - EΦΕ, Two Nemeses standing facing one another.
Ae, 4.30g, 20 mm
Ref.: RPC 1092
2 commentsshanxi03/28/19 at 07:09Randygeki(h2): I like the bust a lot too.
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Probus Antoninianus12 viewsProbus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C PROBVS · P · F · AVG
Radiate bust right

Reverse:
TEMPOR FELICIT
Felicitas standing left with long cadeus, 'B' to left

Lugdunum
2 commentsHarry G03/28/19 at 07:09Randygeki(h2): Very nice
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Faustina Sr. RIC-1124 57 viewsDIVA FAVSTINA / AVGVSTA SC
Vesta standing l., holding palladium and sceptre.
Orichalcum Sestertius.
19.9g, 30.9mm
RIC 1124
Old collection label in Latin.
Ex. SNY auction 399.
2 commentsPekka K03/28/19 at 07:09Randygeki(h2): Nice
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Frog Oil Lamp, Ancient Egypt, Roman period, c. 4th century AD.9 viewsNice ceramic "frog lamp" oil lamp. Decorated with huging Arms and hands design around the central fill-hole, maker's mark on base. Intact with light earthen deposits, spout still charred from use in antiquity. 80 mm 1 commentsCanaan03/28/19 at 07:08Randygeki(h2): Neat addition
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JULIUS CAESAR, 44 BC.10 viewsJULIUS CAESAR, 44 BC.
AE Dupondus, 45 BC. Mint in Italy, Rare
Roman Republic
Dia.: 26 mm
Wt.: 13.05 g
Obv.: Bust of Victory right
Rev.: C CLOVI PRAEF Minerva advancing left, snake, spear and shield.
Ref.: Cr 476.
2 commentsAncient Aussie03/28/19 at 03:23Jay GT4: Fantastic coin. Love the patina
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022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1124 views022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1
avers: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right.
reverse: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right at the base of the trophy.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,46g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 79 A.D., ref: RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, BMC 15, RSC 274,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans03/27/19 at 22:51Nemonater: Wow, great addition Q!
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022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1124 views022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1
avers: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right.
reverse: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right at the base of the trophy.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,46g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 79 A.D., ref: RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, BMC 15, RSC 274,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans03/27/19 at 22:47FlaviusDomitianus: A real beauty
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AD 251-253 - VOLVSIANVS6 viewsVolusianus was a Roman Emperor from November 251 to August 253.



for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
2 commentsshanxi03/27/19 at 22:28Lee S: Where is the reverse?
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022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1124 views022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1
avers: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right.
reverse: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right at the base of the trophy.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,46g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 79 A.D., ref: RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, BMC 15, RSC 274,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans03/27/19 at 20:34Jay GT4: Great coin and portrait all around
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Vespasian AR Denarius 48 viewsVespasian. AR denarius. Rome. AD 73. 3.15 gr. – 18.9 mm.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Winged Nemesis standing right, holding caduceus over serpent and drawing out the neck of her robe.
RIC 544; BMCRE 97; RSC 385; Sear 2304. VF\\XF
Purchased from Ars Coin Wien, March 26, 2019
5 commentsorfew03/27/19 at 20:03quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1124 views022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right, #1
avers: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right.
reverse: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P, Male captive kneeling right at the base of the trophy.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,46g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 79 A.D., ref: RIC 0030, RIC II(1962) 0011, BMC 15, RSC 274,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans03/27/19 at 19:46Mat: A great portrait and coin all around
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Vespasian AR Denarius 48 viewsVespasian. AR denarius. Rome. AD 73. 3.15 gr. – 18.9 mm.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Winged Nemesis standing right, holding caduceus over serpent and drawing out the neck of her robe.
RIC 544; BMCRE 97; RSC 385; Sear 2304. VF\\XF
Purchased from Ars Coin Wien, March 26, 2019
5 commentsorfew03/27/19 at 15:08FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition, congrats!
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Vespasian AR Denarius 48 viewsVespasian. AR denarius. Rome. AD 73. 3.15 gr. – 18.9 mm.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Winged Nemesis standing right, holding caduceus over serpent and drawing out the neck of her robe.
RIC 544; BMCRE 97; RSC 385; Sear 2304. VF\\XF
Purchased from Ars Coin Wien, March 26, 2019
5 commentsorfew03/27/19 at 13:08David Atherton: Nice solid example!
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Vespasian AR Denarius 48 viewsVespasian. AR denarius. Rome. AD 73. 3.15 gr. – 18.9 mm.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Winged Nemesis standing right, holding caduceus over serpent and drawing out the neck of her robe.
RIC 544; BMCRE 97; RSC 385; Sear 2304. VF\\XF
Purchased from Ars Coin Wien, March 26, 2019
5 commentsorfew03/27/19 at 12:12Jay GT4: Glad you got it!
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Titus as Caesar RIC 42336 viewsĆ Sestertius, 23.43g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 423 (C). BMC 633.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Ex Holding History, eBay, 16 March 2019.

After the recent Civil War and Jewish and Batavian rebellions this common Pax reverse type from 72 had special propaganda value for the new Flavian regime: peace and prosperity. It would be one of the more popular themes of Vespasian's coinage. Unsurprisingly, this Pax type is shared with Vespasian.

Worn, but in fine style with a nice dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton03/27/19 at 11:07FlaviusDomitianus: Nice portrait on a scarce coin
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MYSIA,Pergamon (200 - 133 B.C.)23 viewsĆ16
O: Helmeted head of Athena right.
R: AΘΗ-ΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, owl standing facing on palm, with wings spread, A monogram left and AP right.
3.6g
16mm
SNG von Aulock 1375-6 var; SNG Copenhagen 388 var
5 commentsMat03/27/19 at 09:45David Atherton: What a lively owl!
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MYSIA,Pergamon (200 - 133 B.C.)23 viewsĆ16
O: Helmeted head of Athena right.
R: AΘΗ-ΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, owl standing facing on palm, with wings spread, A monogram left and AP right.
3.6g
16mm
SNG von Aulock 1375-6 var; SNG Copenhagen 388 var
5 commentsMat03/27/19 at 06:09quadrans: Nice one
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Titus as Caesar RIC 42336 viewsĆ Sestertius, 23.43g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 423 (C). BMC 633.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Ex Holding History, eBay, 16 March 2019.

After the recent Civil War and Jewish and Batavian rebellions this common Pax reverse type from 72 had special propaganda value for the new Flavian regime: peace and prosperity. It would be one of the more popular themes of Vespasian's coinage. Unsurprisingly, this Pax type is shared with Vespasian.

Worn, but in fine style with a nice dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton03/27/19 at 06:08quadrans: Nice piece..
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Titus as Caesar RIC 42336 viewsĆ Sestertius, 23.43g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 423 (C). BMC 633.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Ex Holding History, eBay, 16 March 2019.

After the recent Civil War and Jewish and Batavian rebellions this common Pax reverse type from 72 had special propaganda value for the new Flavian regime: peace and prosperity. It would be one of the more popular themes of Vespasian's coinage. Unsurprisingly, this Pax type is shared with Vespasian.

Worn, but in fine style with a nice dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton03/27/19 at 04:21Jay GT4: A lovely portrait and great patina
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PHOCIS FEDERAL COINAGE AR TRIOBOL, 3rd SACRED WAR6 views

BMC 81, BCD 294, GVF/AEF, 13.7mm, 2.64 grams, Struck Circa. 354 - 352 B.C.E. under Onymarchos

Obverse: Bull's head facing
Reverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind, monograms below

Nicer than the great majority of these. Bull struck in high relief and usually well worn. This level of detail scarcely seen.

Ex: Hanberry collection, 1970's - early 1990's
3 commentsMark R103/27/19 at 03:42Jay GT4: Great coin
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MYSIA,Pergamon (200 - 133 B.C.)23 viewsĆ16
O: Helmeted head of Athena right.
R: AΘΗ-ΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, owl standing facing on palm, with wings spread, A monogram left and AP right.
3.6g
16mm
SNG von Aulock 1375-6 var; SNG Copenhagen 388 var
5 commentsMat03/27/19 at 03:33Jay GT4: Nice little beauty
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Fourth Democracy (289 - 287 B.C.)12 viewsNumismatic evidence suggests that republican government existed for a few years between the death of Agathokles and Hicetas' assumption of power; this is sometimes referred to as the Fourth Democracy (289 - 287 B.C.). GB88303. Bronze AE 22, Calciati II p. , 148 Ds 59/1, cf. SNG Cop 782 (uncertain control), HGC 2 148 (R2) var. (∆ vice thunderbolt), SNG ANS -, gVF, superb style, well centered on a tight flan cutting off the obverse legend, brown patina, some hard green encrustation, Syracuse, Sicily mint, weight 8.524g, maximum diameter 21.7mm, die axis 270o, 289 - 288 B.C.; obverse DIOΣ EΛEYΘEPOY, laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios left, thunderbolt behind; reverse thunderbolt with four wings, ΣYPAK/OΣIΩN in two lines, above and below; ex CNG e-auction 233 (26 May 2010), lot 110; ex Harlan J. Berk.3 commentsMark R103/27/19 at 02:13Robert L3: Outstanding obverse. Wow.
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Pantikapaion, Tauric Chersonesos, Thrace, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C12 viewsPan is the Greek god of shepherds and flocks, fields, groves, mountain wilderness, and wooded glens, hunting, rustic music, theatrical criticism, and companion of the nymphs. He is connected to fertility and the season of spring. He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat and is usually represented in the form of a satyr, with a cloak of goat's skin, playing the Syrinx, or flute of seven pipes, and holding the pedum or pastoral staff.

GB88294. Bronze AE 18, MacDonald Bosporus 67, SNG Cop 32, SNG BM 890, SNG Stancomb 557, Anokhin 132, HGC 7 84, gVF, beveled obverse edge, casting sprue remnant, edge crack, scratches, reverse slightly off center, Pantikapaion (Kerch, Crimea) mint, weight 4.854g, maximum diameter 17.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 2nd - 1st century B.C.; obverse head of Pan left; reverse ΠAN, head of bull left; ex Frascatius Ancient Coins
4 commentsMark R103/27/19 at 02:12Robert L3: Wonderful coin.
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Kios, Bithynia, c. 340 - 315 B.C.7 viewsTraditionally, the earliest precious metal coinage of Kios has been dated after Alexander the Great's capture of Kios in 334 B.C. More recently, however, Oliver Hoover and other numismatists suggest this type, struck on a Persic standard, was probably minted to pay mercenaries to defend against Alexander's invasion, which began in 336 B.C.
GS89610. Silver siglos, Rec Gén I.2 p. 311, 2, pl. XLIX, 7; HGC 7 552 (R2); BMC Pontos -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, VF, attractive style, toned, light marks, a little off center, edge split, Kios (near Gemlik, Turkey) mint, weight 4.890g, maximum diameter 17.6mm, die axis 0o, Nikas, magistrate, c. 340 - 315 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse war galley prow left, ornamented with star over an apotropaic eye, waves indicated on side of hull, NIKAΣ (magistrate's name) above; ex CNG e-auction 438, lot 132; very rare
3 commentsMark R103/27/19 at 01:40Mark R1: Yeah I really like this one.
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Pantikapaion, Tauric Chersonesos, Thrace, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C12 viewsPan is the Greek god of shepherds and flocks, fields, groves, mountain wilderness, and wooded glens, hunting, rustic music, theatrical criticism, and companion of the nymphs. He is connected to fertility and the season of spring. He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat and is usually represented in the form of a satyr, with a cloak of goat's skin, playing the Syrinx, or flute of seven pipes, and holding the pedum or pastoral staff.

GB88294. Bronze AE 18, MacDonald Bosporus 67, SNG Cop 32, SNG BM 890, SNG Stancomb 557, Anokhin 132, HGC 7 84, gVF, beveled obverse edge, casting sprue remnant, edge crack, scratches, reverse slightly off center, Pantikapaion (Kerch, Crimea) mint, weight 4.854g, maximum diameter 17.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 2nd - 1st century B.C.; obverse head of Pan left; reverse ΠAN, head of bull left; ex Frascatius Ancient Coins
4 commentsMark R103/27/19 at 01:38Mark R1: I like everything about this little coin.
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MYSIA,Pergamon (200 - 133 B.C.)23 viewsĆ16
O: Helmeted head of Athena right.
R: AΘΗ-ΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, owl standing facing on palm, with wings spread, A monogram left and AP right.
3.6g
16mm
SNG von Aulock 1375-6 var; SNG Copenhagen 388 var
5 commentsMat03/27/19 at 01:25Nemonater: That owl’s ready to take off! Nice!
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Sikyon, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 100 - 60 B.C.5 viewsThe affectionate dove, the bird of love, was sacred to the goddess of love, Venus (Aphrodite). Doves were said to draw her heavenly chariot, and the Syrian Aphrodite Ashtarte was said to have been hatched from an egg and nursed by doves. The phrase attributed to Jesus, "Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves" (Matthew 10.16), was no random metaphor but a traditional Syrian invocation.
GS87458. Silver triobol, BCD Peloponnesos 344.1; BMC Peloponnesus p. 52, 197; HGC 5 217 (S), aVF, toned, off center, reverse double struck, die wear, porous, Sikyon mint, weight 2.158g, maximum diameter 15.5mm, die axis 135o, magistrate Olympiadas, c. 100 - 60 B.C.; obverse dove flying right, no control symbol; reverse large Σ, OΛYM/ΠI-A/∆AΣ in three horizontal lines, all within incuse square
1 commentsMark R103/27/19 at 01:22Steve P: Gorgeous dove (congrats) ... yah, I love all of th...
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Kios, Bithynia, c. 340 - 315 B.C.7 viewsTraditionally, the earliest precious metal coinage of Kios has been dated after Alexander the Great's capture of Kios in 334 B.C. More recently, however, Oliver Hoover and other numismatists suggest this type, struck on a Persic standard, was probably minted to pay mercenaries to defend against Alexander's invasion, which began in 336 B.C.
GS89610. Silver siglos, Rec Gén I.2 p. 311, 2, pl. XLIX, 7; HGC 7 552 (R2); BMC Pontos -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, VF, attractive style, toned, light marks, a little off center, edge split, Kios (near Gemlik, Turkey) mint, weight 4.890g, maximum diameter 17.6mm, die axis 0o, Nikas, magistrate, c. 340 - 315 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse war galley prow left, ornamented with star over an apotropaic eye, waves indicated on side of hull, NIKAΣ (magistrate's name) above; ex CNG e-auction 438, lot 132; very rare
3 commentsMark R103/27/19 at 01:21Steve P: Sweet, sweet prow-coin (total winner)
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Kyme, Aiolis, c. 320 - 250 B.C.4 viewsKyme was conquered by Croesus, king of Lydia, and ruled successively by the Persians, Macedonians, Seleucids, and Pergamenes. Attalus III, the last king of Pergamum, bequeathed Aeolis to Rome in 133 B.C. Shortly afterward, it was made part of the Roman province of Asia. Aeolis was under Byzantine rule until the early 15th century, when the Ottoman Turks occupied the area.
GB88291. Bronze AE 17, BMC Troas p. 109, 50 var. (same magistrate, monogram variant), SNGvA 1629 var. (same), SNG Munchen 476 var. (same), SNG Cop -, SNG Tübingen -, VF, brown tone, porous, Kyme (near Nemrut Limani, Turkey) mint, weight 4.986g, maximum diameter 16.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 320 - 250 B.C.; obverse forepart of a bridled horse right, KY upper left, ΠE∆IEYΣ (magistrate's name) below; reverse one-handled vase, monogram left; ex Frascatius Ancient Coins.
1 commentsMark R103/27/19 at 01:16Steve P: Sweet Kyme example ... I love the vase (very cool)
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Fourth Democracy (289 - 287 B.C.)12 viewsNumismatic evidence suggests that republican government existed for a few years between the death of Agathokles and Hicetas' assumption of power; this is sometimes referred to as the Fourth Democracy (289 - 287 B.C.). GB88303. Bronze AE 22, Calciati II p. , 148 Ds 59/1, cf. SNG Cop 782 (uncertain control), HGC 2 148 (R2) var. (∆ vice thunderbolt), SNG ANS -, gVF, superb style, well centered on a tight flan cutting off the obverse legend, brown patina, some hard green encrustation, Syracuse, Sicily mint, weight 8.524g, maximum diameter 21.7mm, die axis 270o, 289 - 288 B.C.; obverse DIOΣ EΛEYΘEPOY, laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios left, thunderbolt behind; reverse thunderbolt with four wings, ΣYPAK/OΣIΩN in two lines, above and below; ex CNG e-auction 233 (26 May 2010), lot 110; ex Harlan J. Berk.3 commentsMark R103/27/19 at 00:01Mark R1: Thanks!
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RIC 455 var.4 viewsSestertius, 103
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM DACICVS P M
Laur. r.
Rev: TR P VII IMP IIII COS V P P / S C
Pax seated l., holding branch and sceptre.

22.56g, 34mm
Woytek 155a (13 specimen)
1 commentsklausklage03/26/19 at 22:42Jay GT4: Great patina
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Fourth Democracy (289 - 287 B.C.)12 viewsNumismatic evidence suggests that republican government existed for a few years between the death of Agathokles and Hicetas' assumption of power; this is sometimes referred to as the Fourth Democracy (289 - 287 B.C.). GB88303. Bronze AE 22, Calciati II p. , 148 Ds 59/1, cf. SNG Cop 782 (uncertain control), HGC 2 148 (R2) var. (∆ vice thunderbolt), SNG ANS -, gVF, superb style, well centered on a tight flan cutting off the obverse legend, brown patina, some hard green encrustation, Syracuse, Sicily mint, weight 8.524g, maximum diameter 21.7mm, die axis 270o, 289 - 288 B.C.; obverse DIOΣ EΛEYΘEPOY, laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios left, thunderbolt behind; reverse thunderbolt with four wings, ΣYPAK/OΣIΩN in two lines, above and below; ex CNG e-auction 233 (26 May 2010), lot 110; ex Harlan J. Berk.3 commentsMark R103/26/19 at 21:28Enodia: Nice coin.
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Pantikapaion, Tauric Chersonesos, Thrace, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C12 viewsPan is the Greek god of shepherds and flocks, fields, groves, mountain wilderness, and wooded glens, hunting, rustic music, theatrical criticism, and companion of the nymphs. He is connected to fertility and the season of spring. He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat and is usually represented in the form of a satyr, with a cloak of goat's skin, playing the Syrinx, or flute of seven pipes, and holding the pedum or pastoral staff.

GB88294. Bronze AE 18, MacDonald Bosporus 67, SNG Cop 32, SNG BM 890, SNG Stancomb 557, Anokhin 132, HGC 7 84, gVF, beveled obverse edge, casting sprue remnant, edge crack, scratches, reverse slightly off center, Pantikapaion (Kerch, Crimea) mint, weight 4.854g, maximum diameter 17.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 2nd - 1st century B.C.; obverse head of Pan left; reverse ΠAN, head of bull left; ex Frascatius Ancient Coins
4 commentsMark R103/26/19 at 21:27Enodia: I like the Pan too!
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Titus as Caesar RIC-126842 viewsĆ As, 9.35g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 1268 (C2). BMC 862.
Obv: T CAES IMP AVG F TR P COS VI CENSOR; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: IVDAEA CAPTA; S C in exergue; Palm tree; to r., Judaea std. r.; to l. of tree, arms
Acquired from GB Collection, March 2019.

The importance of the Jewish War to the Flavian dynasty cannot be overestimated. It provided much needed legitimacy for the imperial rule of 'new men'. This common as struck for Titus Caesar nearly eight years after the fall of Jerusalem is ample evidence of the dynasty's continued reliance on the propaganda value of 'Judaea Capta'. It would continue to be Titus' calling card even after he became emperor a year or so later. This coin was struck in Lugdunum (Lyon) in a fairly large issue that presumably addressed a shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces.

Good Lyon style with a fetching dark patina.
4 commentsDavid Atherton03/26/19 at 12:57Vincent: Man, those People must of been a tuff bunch to put...
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Diva Faustina7 viewsDiva Faustina AD 141, AE Sestertius. RIC 1115, 24.88gm, 33mm, Black patina. Rare1 commentsAncient Aussie03/26/19 at 11:11shanxi: nice
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Miletos, Ionia12 viewsLate Sixth Century B.C. (525 – 494 B.C.)
Silver 1/12 Stater
1.17 gm, 9 mm
Obv: Forepart of roaring lion right, head turned back left
Rev: Star ornament within incuse square with the edge of one side of the incuse in the shape of an “M”.
Sear 3532 (1/12 stater);
BMC Ionia, p.185, 14 ff. (diobol);
SNG Kayman 476 ff. (Milesian standard obol);
SNG Keckman II 265 ff. (1/12 stater);
Rosen Coll. 583 (diobol)
1 commentsJaimelai03/26/19 at 10:45Jay GT4: Very nice
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Vespasian5 viewsVespasian AE As Rome 76 AD, Victory RIC 897, 11.25gm, 27mm.2 commentsAncient Aussie03/26/19 at 03:34Jay GT4: Really nice
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Larissa, Thessaly, Greece, c. 356 - 342 B.C.5 viewsThe obverse of most of the coins of Larissa depicted the nymph of the local spring, Larissa, for whom the town was named. The choice was probably inspired by the famous coins of Kimon depicting the Syracusan nymph Arethusa. The reverse usually depicted a horse in various poses. The horse was an appropriate symbol of Thessaly, a land of plains, which was well known for its horses. On other coins, there is a male figure, probably the eponymous hero of the Thessalians, Thessalos.
GS73426. Silver drachm, BCD Thessaly II 324; BMC Thessaly p. 31, 76; SNG Cop 122; HGC 4 453, gF, etched surfaces, porous, Larissa mint, weight 5.781g, maximum diameter 20.4mm, die axis 315o, c. 356 - 342 B.C.; obverse head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx, earring, and wire necklace; reverse horse crouching right, left foreleg raised, preparing to lie down, ΛAPIΣ/AIΩN in two lines, first line in exergue, ending above; ex BCD Collection with his tag noting, "G/ni ex Thessaly, May 1997, SFr 60.-"
1 commentsMark R103/26/19 at 01:30Jay GT4: Nice!
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Pantikapaion, Tauric Chersonesos, Thrace, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C12 viewsPan is the Greek god of shepherds and flocks, fields, groves, mountain wilderness, and wooded glens, hunting, rustic music, theatrical criticism, and companion of the nymphs. He is connected to fertility and the season of spring. He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat and is usually represented in the form of a satyr, with a cloak of goat's skin, playing the Syrinx, or flute of seven pipes, and holding the pedum or pastoral staff.

GB88294. Bronze AE 18, MacDonald Bosporus 67, SNG Cop 32, SNG BM 890, SNG Stancomb 557, Anokhin 132, HGC 7 84, gVF, beveled obverse edge, casting sprue remnant, edge crack, scratches, reverse slightly off center, Pantikapaion (Kerch, Crimea) mint, weight 4.854g, maximum diameter 17.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 2nd - 1st century B.C.; obverse head of Pan left; reverse ΠAN, head of bull left; ex Frascatius Ancient Coins
4 commentsMark R103/26/19 at 01:30Jay GT4: Great style on the bull
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Kios, Bithynia, c. 340 - 315 B.C.7 viewsTraditionally, the earliest precious metal coinage of Kios has been dated after Alexander the Great's capture of Kios in 334 B.C. More recently, however, Oliver Hoover and other numismatists suggest this type, struck on a Persic standard, was probably minted to pay mercenaries to defend against Alexander's invasion, which began in 336 B.C.
GS89610. Silver siglos, Rec Gén I.2 p. 311, 2, pl. XLIX, 7; HGC 7 552 (R2); BMC Pontos -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, VF, attractive style, toned, light marks, a little off center, edge split, Kios (near Gemlik, Turkey) mint, weight 4.890g, maximum diameter 17.6mm, die axis 0o, Nikas, magistrate, c. 340 - 315 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse war galley prow left, ornamented with star over an apotropaic eye, waves indicated on side of hull, NIKAΣ (magistrate's name) above; ex CNG e-auction 438, lot 132; very rare
3 commentsMark R103/26/19 at 01:29Jay GT4: Wonderful coin!
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Augustus, Posthumous9 viewsAugustus, Posthumous as struck under the reign of Tiberius
DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, Radiate head of Augustus left
PROVIDENT, Altar, S C in field
11.02 gr
Ref : Cohen #228, RCV #1789, RIC I # 81
1 commentsAncient Aussie03/25/19 at 23:42Jay GT4: Great
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1961 LYDIA, Mostene Hadrian, Hero on Horse7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1961; vA 8238; Paris 762

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ Γ Δ Π
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΛΥΔΩΝ ΜΟСΤΗΝΩΝ
Hero with double axe on horse, standing r.; beneath horse’s foreleg, lighted altar and in front, cypress-tree

15.70 gr
30 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki03/25/19 at 21:28Jay GT4: Very cool reverse
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Titus as Caesar RIC-126842 viewsĆ As, 9.35g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 1268 (C2). BMC 862.
Obv: T CAES IMP AVG F TR P COS VI CENSOR; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: IVDAEA CAPTA; S C in exergue; Palm tree; to r., Judaea std. r.; to l. of tree, arms
Acquired from GB Collection, March 2019.

The importance of the Jewish War to the Flavian dynasty cannot be overestimated. It provided much needed legitimacy for the imperial rule of 'new men'. This common as struck for Titus Caesar nearly eight years after the fall of Jerusalem is ample evidence of the dynasty's continued reliance on the propaganda value of 'Judaea Capta'. It would continue to be Titus' calling card even after he became emperor a year or so later. This coin was struck in Lugdunum (Lyon) in a fairly large issue that presumably addressed a shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces.

Good Lyon style with a fetching dark patina.
4 commentsDavid Atherton03/25/19 at 21:00Nemonater: Really nice!
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5893 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 133-34 AD Isis Pharia advancing12 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5893; Emmett 1000.18; Köln 1117

Issue L IH = year 18

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

Rev. L ΙΗ
Isis Pharia advancing, right, holding sistrum and sail

22.41 gr
32 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki03/25/19 at 16:47FlaviusDomitianus: Great coin.
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Titus as Caesar RIC-126842 viewsĆ As, 9.35g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 1268 (C2). BMC 862.
Obv: T CAES IMP AVG F TR P COS VI CENSOR; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: IVDAEA CAPTA; S C in exergue; Palm tree; to r., Judaea std. r.; to l. of tree, arms
Acquired from GB Collection, March 2019.

The importance of the Jewish War to the Flavian dynasty cannot be overestimated. It provided much needed legitimacy for the imperial rule of 'new men'. This common as struck for Titus Caesar nearly eight years after the fall of Jerusalem is ample evidence of the dynasty's continued reliance on the propaganda value of 'Judaea Capta'. It would continue to be Titus' calling card even after he became emperor a year or so later. This coin was struck in Lugdunum (Lyon) in a fairly large issue that presumably addressed a shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces.

Good Lyon style with a fetching dark patina.
4 commentsDavid Atherton03/25/19 at 16:00FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition, congrats!
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Titus as Caesar RIC-126842 viewsĆ As, 9.35g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 1268 (C2). BMC 862.
Obv: T CAES IMP AVG F TR P COS VI CENSOR; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: IVDAEA CAPTA; S C in exergue; Palm tree; to r., Judaea std. r.; to l. of tree, arms
Acquired from GB Collection, March 2019.

The importance of the Jewish War to the Flavian dynasty cannot be overestimated. It provided much needed legitimacy for the imperial rule of 'new men'. This common as struck for Titus Caesar nearly eight years after the fall of Jerusalem is ample evidence of the dynasty's continued reliance on the propaganda value of 'Judaea Capta'. It would continue to be Titus' calling card even after he became emperor a year or so later. This coin was struck in Lugdunum (Lyon) in a fairly large issue that presumably addressed a shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces.

Good Lyon style with a fetching dark patina.
4 commentsDavid Atherton03/25/19 at 11:55Jay GT4: Iconic coin of the Flavian dynasty
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Sextus Pompey -- Scylla42 viewsSextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet
[Youngest Son of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)]
Obv: MAG⦁PIVS⦁IMP⦁ITER; Pharos of Messana, Neptune on top standing r. with r. hand on a trident and l. hand on a rudder, resting l. foot on prow. Galley sailing l., aquila atop a tripod placed in prow and a scepter tied with a fillet in stern. Border of dots.
Rev: PRAEF⦁ORAE⦁MARIT⦁ET⦁CLAS⦁S⦁C [AEs and MAR ligatured]; Scylla attacking l. wielding a rudder in both hands, the torso of a nude woman with two fishtails and the foreparts of three dogs as the lower body. Border of dots.
Denomination: silver denarius; Mint: Sicily, uncertain location1; Date: summer 42 - summer 39 BC2; Weight: 3.566g; Diameter: 19.8mm; Die axis: 225ş; References, for example: BMCRR Sicily 20 variant3, Sydenham 1349 variant3; Crawford RRC 511/4d; Sear CRI 335b.

Notes:

Obverse legend: MAG[NUS]⦁PIVS⦁IMP[ERATOR]⦁ITER[UM]
Reverse legend: PRAEF[ECTUS]⦁ORAE⦁MARIT[IMAE]⦁ET⦁CLAS[SIS]⦁S[ENATUS]⦁C[ONSULTO]

1Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.557 and Sear CRI, p. 203 suggest Messana as a possible mint location. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 124 hesitatingly suggests Mitylene (on the island of Lesbos).

2This is the date range suggested by Estiot 2006, p. 145, as she recommends going back to Crawford’s proposal of 42 - 40 BC. Crawford RRC (2001 reprint with the 1982 corrections), p. 521 suggests the period in 42 BC after Sextus Pompey defeated Q. Salvidienus Rufus. Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.556 proposes 38 - 36 BC. Sydenham, The Coinage of the Roman Republic (1952, revised 1975), p.211 follows Grueber. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 129 submits 35 BC.

3Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily 20 and Sydenham 1349 list MAR (ligatured) I but the coin here is clearly MAR (ligatured) IT. Neither Grueber nor Sydenham record MAR (ligatured) IT as part of this reverse legend for this coin type. Crawford and Sear do.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
7 commentsTracy Aiello03/25/19 at 08:44David Atherton: Spectacular coin!
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Roman Provincial. MACEDON6 viewsRoman Provincial. MACEDON. Koinon of Macedonia. Pseudo-autonamous 222 AD to 249 AD
. Ć (27mm, 11.19 g, 6h). Beroea mint.
OBV: AΛEΞANΔPOC bust of Alexander the Great right, flowing hair.
REV: KOINMA KE ΔONΩN.B.NE Two tetrastyle temple façades; in field between, column surmounted by statue.
Unpublished in the standard references. VF, green surfaces, ragged edge, some smoothing and roughness.
1 commentsAncient Aussie03/25/19 at 03:08Britanikus: nice
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Domitian AR Denarius43 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
83 CE (Second Issue) March – 13 September
20.0 mm 3.04 g
Obv:IMP CAES DOMITIANUS AVG PM; head leaureate r
Rev:TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her side.
RIC 167; BMC 43
Ex: Artemide Aste E-Live Auction 7 March 24, 2019 Lot 216
4 commentsorfew03/24/19 at 22:40David Atherton: Nice rarity!
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Galba Alexadria Tet6 viewsGalba Alexadria Tet, Struck 68 AD, 23.8mm, 12.83gm, Emmett 172.1 commentsAncient Aussie03/24/19 at 21:22Jay GT4: Good example of a pretty scarce type
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Domitian RIC-82175 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 96 AD
RIC 821 (R2). BMC 237D. RSC 297b.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva, winged, flying l., with spear and shield
Ex jerusalemhadaya2012, eBay, 4 March 2019.

Domitian achieved tribunician power for the 16th time on 14 September 96 AD. He was assassinated in a palace plot four days later on 18 September. In between those two dates the mint struck only one issue of denarii recording Domitian as TR P XVI, needless to say they are extremely rare! The Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae within a day of Domitian's assassination which would have quickly halted production at the mint for his coinage. The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse designs (altar, winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius shows one of these new reverse types, Minerva Victrix, a more warrior like attribute of the goddess. The fact that this new type which originally appeared on the denarius when Domitian was TR P XV carried over to the briefly struck TR P XVI issue alongside the Maia and the M1, M3, and M4 Minerva types may hint that there was indeed change in the air at the mint. Perhaps the mix of new types with the older ones hint at a transition regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage? Regardless, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know. This denarius may very well be the last coin ever struck for Domitian.

Fine late style with good natural toning. Same dies as the BM specimen.
10 commentsDavid Atherton03/24/19 at 21:02Harry G: Great coin!
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Nero 8 viewsNero As, Temple of Janus, Rome mint, 10.9gm, RIC 1 309.2 commentsAncient Aussie03/24/19 at 20:59Harry G: Super reverse!
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Nero 9 viewsEgypt. Alexandria under Nero (AD 54-68). Billon tetradrachm (23mm, 13.09g).2 commentsAncient Aussie03/24/19 at 20:59Harry G: Very nice!
RIC_428,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_PROBVS_P_F_AVG(F-B),_VIRTVS_AVG(A),_PXXT,_Ticinum_em-3,off-1,_277-8_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_22-24,5mm,_3,41g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 428, Ticinum, VIRTVS AVG, Bust-B/F, -/-//PXXT, Mars walking right, #1 74 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 428, Ticinum, VIRTVS AVG, Bust-B/F, -/-//PXXT, Mars walking right, #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B-F),
reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy. (A),
exergue: -/-//PXXT, diameter: 22,0-24,5mm, weight: 3,50g, axis: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 3rd. emission, 1st. off., date: 277-278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 428,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/24/19 at 20:56Harry G: Nice one
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Domitian AR Denarius43 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
83 CE (Second Issue) March – 13 September
20.0 mm 3.04 g
Obv:IMP CAES DOMITIANUS AVG PM; head leaureate r
Rev:TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her side.
RIC 167; BMC 43
Ex: Artemide Aste E-Live Auction 7 March 24, 2019 Lot 216
4 commentsorfew03/24/19 at 20:33Jay GT4: Congrats!
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Roman Orbiana Sestertius10 viewsOrbiana Sestertius

SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diad. and dr. bust r. / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM SC, Alexander r. and Orbiana l. stg. facing each other, clasping r. hands.

RIC 657, c. 6 , BMCRE 299
2 commentsTanit03/24/19 at 19:17okidoki: indeed very nice looks
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Nero 8 viewsNero As, Temple of Janus, Rome mint, 10.9gm, RIC 1 309.2 commentsAncient Aussie03/24/19 at 19:11okidoki: another great reverse
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Nero10 viewsNero. AD 54-68. Ć Sestertius (34mm, 21.62 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck circa AD 66. Laureate head left, globe at point of neck / Triumphal arch, showing the front, with a wreath hung across it, surmounted by the emperor in facing quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory, flanked by two soldiers; statue of Mars in side niche; the faces and plinths of the arch are ornamented with elaborate reliefs. RIC I 500; WCN 452; Lyon 191. Near VF, brown patina.2 commentsAncient Aussie03/24/19 at 19:10okidoki: excellent and stylistic
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Moesia Inferior. Nicopolis. Elagabalus. Inferior. Nicopolis. Elagabalus.5 viewsMoesia Inferior. Nicopolis. Elagabalus. 11.6gm, AMNG 1982, Cult statue within temple seen in perspective, shield in pediment, trees in background.1 commentsAncient Aussie03/24/19 at 19:09okidoki: great reverse never seen it
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Domitian AR Denarius43 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
83 CE (Second Issue) March – 13 September
20.0 mm 3.04 g
Obv:IMP CAES DOMITIANUS AVG PM; head leaureate r
Rev:TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her side.
RIC 167; BMC 43
Ex: Artemide Aste E-Live Auction 7 March 24, 2019 Lot 216
4 commentsorfew03/24/19 at 18:39okidoki: very nice
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Domitian AR Denarius43 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
83 CE (Second Issue) March – 13 September
20.0 mm 3.04 g
Obv:IMP CAES DOMITIANUS AVG PM; head leaureate r
Rev:TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her side.
RIC 167; BMC 43
Ex: Artemide Aste E-Live Auction 7 March 24, 2019 Lot 216
4 commentsorfew03/24/19 at 18:34quadrans: Nice piece..
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Titus11 viewsTitus, 79 AD, denarius Rome 3.41gm, radiate figure on rostral column, S2509, RIC 10, RSC 272,2 commentsAncient Aussie03/24/19 at 16:32orfew: Very nice. I like that you can see the beard.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Piso Frugi, AR Denarius - Crawford 340/18 viewsRome, The Republic
L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.78g; 19mm)
Rome mint.

Obv: Laureate head of Apollo facing right; N (control mark) below chin.

Rev: Horseman galloping to right, holding whip; dolphin above; L·PISO·FRVG and ROMA below.

References: Crawford 340/1; Sydenham 658a; Hersh Class IV, Series 20.

Provenance: Ex Spink & Son Ltd; Mario Ratto Fixed Price List (Feb 1966) Lot 297.

Apparently overstruck with remnants of undertype visible on reverse.

L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi was moneyer in 90 BCE, during the time of the Social War. He later attained the office of Praetor in 74 BCE, but did not appear to distinguish himself further.

The Social War was a civil war between Rome and her Italian allies who had broken-away in a demand for citizenship rights. It was a time of massive coinage output by the Rome mints, likely to pay the costs associated with the conflict. As a result, Frugi’s coins are among the most common in the entire Roman Republican series. Crawford estimates 864 obverse and 1080 reverse dies were used to produce Frugi’s denarii. Both obverse and reverse dies bear control marks of varying complexity, and no control mark has more than one die. The earlier dies in the series which bear ROMA, either spelled-out (as on this coin) or in monogram, in the reverse exergue, are typically of finer style than the later dies without ROMA or monogram. For another fine-style example with ROMA in monogram form, see my gallery coin at: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-146453

This type alludes to the annual celebration of the Ludi Apollinares instituted by Frugi’s ancestor during the Second Punic War. These games were held at the Circus Maximus in July of each year and lasted 8 or 9 days, consisting of horse racing and performances.
2 commentsCarausius03/24/19 at 11:20Jay GT4: Beautiful
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Titus11 viewsTitus, 79 AD, denarius Rome 3.41gm, radiate figure on rostral column, S2509, RIC 10, RSC 272,2 commentsAncient Aussie03/24/19 at 11:19Jay GT4: An excellent example of the type
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Titus5 viewsTitus as Caesar, struck 72-73 AD, Navalis.....commemorating victory over the Jews on the sea of Galilee. 11.08gm. 26mm RIC II 662.1 commentsAncient Aussie03/24/19 at 11:18Jay GT4: Love the NAVALIS types
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3855 PHOENICIA Berytus Hadrian 128-138 AD two legionary Aquilae4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3855; Rouvier 532; SNG Cop 101; BMC Phoenicia 99 (p. 66)

Obv. IMP CAES TRAI HADRIANVS AVG P P
Laureate bust of Hadrian, draped and cuirassed, right

Rev. COL / BER
Two legionary aquilae (eagles) flanking inscription in two lines, all within laurel wreath, pellet between eagles.

12.37 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki03/24/19 at 06:36quadrans: Interesting piece..
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235 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-138 AD Felicitas seated12 viewsReference.
RIC 235; Strack 232; C.625

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

Rev. FELICITAS AVG
Felicitas, draped, seated left, holding caduceus up in right hand and cornucopiae in left

3.11 gr
19 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki03/24/19 at 00:57Jay GT4: Very nice!
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Nero 9 viewsEgypt. Alexandria under Nero (AD 54-68). Billon tetradrachm (23mm, 13.09g).2 commentsAncient Aussie03/24/19 at 00:56Jay GT4: A scarcer type. Nice!
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Nero10 viewsNero. AD 54-68. Ć Sestertius (34mm, 21.62 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck circa AD 66. Laureate head left, globe at point of neck / Triumphal arch, showing the front, with a wreath hung across it, surmounted by the emperor in facing quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory, flanked by two soldiers; statue of Mars in side niche; the faces and plinths of the arch are ornamented with elaborate reliefs. RIC I 500; WCN 452; Lyon 191. Near VF, brown patina.2 commentsAncient Aussie03/24/19 at 00:56Jay GT4: Amazing coin. Congrats!
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3360 CILICIA, Mopsus Hadrian Tetradrachm, Sabina17 viewsReference.
Prieur –; SNG BN –; SNG Levante –; RPC III 3360.6 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 152)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ Ϲ, Π Π (in field)
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum

Rev. ϹΑΒΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒ ΑΔΡΙ ΜΟΨΕΑΤωΝ ΠΟΛΕωϹ
Draped bust of Sabina as Artemis on crescent, r. with stephane and quiver on shoulder

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection.

13.15 gr
27 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki03/23/19 at 22:03Carausius: Wonderful coin and provenance. Congratulations!
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Piso Frugi, AR Denarius - Crawford 340/18 viewsRome, The Republic
L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.78g; 19mm)
Rome mint.

Obv: Laureate head of Apollo facing right; N (control mark) below chin.

Rev: Horseman galloping to right, holding whip; dolphin above; L·PISO·FRVG and ROMA below.

References: Crawford 340/1; Sydenham 658a; Hersh Class IV, Series 20.

Provenance: Ex Spink & Son Ltd; Mario Ratto Fixed Price List (Feb 1966) Lot 297.

Apparently overstruck with remnants of undertype visible on reverse.

L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi was moneyer in 90 BCE, during the time of the Social War. He later attained the office of Praetor in 74 BCE, but did not appear to distinguish himself further.

The Social War was a civil war between Rome and her Italian allies who had broken-away in a demand for citizenship rights. It was a time of massive coinage output by the Rome mints, likely to pay the costs associated with the conflict. As a result, Frugi’s coins are among the most common in the entire Roman Republican series. Crawford estimates 864 obverse and 1080 reverse dies were used to produce Frugi’s denarii. Both obverse and reverse dies bear control marks of varying complexity, and no control mark has more than one die. The earlier dies in the series which bear ROMA, either spelled-out (as on this coin) or in monogram, in the reverse exergue, are typically of finer style than the later dies without ROMA or monogram. For another fine-style example with ROMA in monogram form, see my gallery coin at: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-146453

This type alludes to the annual celebration of the Ludi Apollinares instituted by Frugi’s ancestor during the Second Punic War. These games were held at the Circus Maximus in July of each year and lasted 8 or 9 days, consisting of horse racing and performances.
2 commentsCarausius03/23/19 at 21:34okidoki: wonderful obverse and toning
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Roman Orbiana Sestertius10 viewsOrbiana Sestertius

SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diad. and dr. bust r. / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM SC, Alexander r. and Orbiana l. stg. facing each other, clasping r. hands.

RIC 657, c. 6 , BMCRE 299
2 commentsTanit03/23/19 at 18:40Mat: Lovely bronze
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RIC 573 Domitian Denarius36 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

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

Rome, January 1-September 13, 88 AD

3.17g

RIC 573 (R2)

Ex-Cameleon coin e-bay

A rare variant with GERMAN on the obverse legend rather than the common GERM.
4 commentsJay GT403/23/19 at 17:23FlaviusDomitianus: Great coin, lovely toning!
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3360 CILICIA, Mopsus Hadrian Tetradrachm, Sabina17 viewsReference.
Prieur –; SNG BN –; SNG Levante –; RPC III 3360.6 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 152)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ Ϲ, Π Π (in field)
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum

Rev. ϹΑΒΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒ ΑΔΡΙ ΜΟΨΕΑΤωΝ ΠΟΛΕωϹ
Draped bust of Sabina as Artemis on crescent, r. with stephane and quiver on shoulder

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection.

13.15 gr
27 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki03/23/19 at 17:20FlaviusDomitianus: A real beauty
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CÁC II. 20.05.1.1./a2b1.01./48., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-145, CNH I.-125, U-068, #0195 viewsCÁC II. 20.05.1.1./a2b1.01./48., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-145, CNH I.-125, U-068, #01
avers: Cross in a pattern of wedges and lines; border of dots.
reverse: Kufic ornaments; two crosses leaning on each other, line between the crosses with curving edges, crossed by two lines; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,1 mm, weight: 0,23 g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-145, CNH I.-125, Unger-068,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.05.1.1./a2b1.01./48., New type of Sigla!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/23/19 at 16:22Stkp: nice
20_05_1_2_-a1_05_-06_,_Anonymous_III__(Géza_II_,_(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-145a,_CP-25,_U--,_Q-001,_1h,_11,6mm,_0,23g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.05.1.2./a1.05./06., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-145a, CP-25, U--, #0199 viewsCÁC II. 20.05.1.2./a1.05./06., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-145a, CP-25, U--, #01
avers: Cross in a pattern of wedges and lines; border of dots.
reverse: Kufic ornaments; two crosses leaning on each other, line between the crosses with curving edges, crossed by two lines; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,6 mm, weight: 0,23 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-145a, CP-25, Unger--,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.05.1.2./a1.05./06.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/23/19 at 16:21Stkp: nice
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CÁC II. 19.10.1.1./a2.01./38., Anonymous II. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-124, CNH I.-133, U-071, #0193 viewsCÁC II. 19.10.1.1./a2.01./38., Anonymous II. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-124, CNH I.-133, U-071, #01
avers: Line between two wedges, two wedges at the middle, four dots around the center, a cross between two E's between two dots above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,7 mm, weight: 0,20g, axis: 11h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-124, CNH I.-133, Unger-071,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.10.1.1./a2.01./38.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/23/19 at 16:21Stkp: nice
20_06_1_1_-b1_05_-37_,_Anonymous_III__(Géza_II__(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-148,_CNH_I_-126,_U-069,_Q-001,_8h,_11,4mm,_0,20g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.06.1.1./b1.05./37., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-148, CNH I.-126, U-069, #01112 viewsCÁC II. 20.06.1.1./b1.05./37., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-148, CNH I.-126, U-069, #01
avers: Four dots and four crescents containing crosses around cross; border of dots.
reverse: Kufic ornaments; lines below the cross, U at the bottom; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,4 mm, weight: 0,20 g, axis: 8h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-148, CNH I.-126, Unger-069,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.06.1.1./b1.05./37.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/23/19 at 16:21Stkp: nice
14_01__Géza_II_,_(1141-1162_A_D_),_AR-Den_,_14_01_-a1_06_-07_,_H-055,_CNH_I_-063,_U-054,_Q-001,_7h,12,6-12,8mm,0,35g-s.jpg
14.01. Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 14.01./a1.06./07., H-055, CNH I.-063, U-054, #0162 views14.01. Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 14.01./a1.06./07., H-055, CNH I.-063, U-054, #01
avers: GEISA REX, cross with dots in the angles, lines connecting the arms, crosses at the end of the arms; border of dots.
reverse: Crescents and lines in place of the legend; cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,6-12,8 mm, weight: 0,35 g, axis:7h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-055, CNH I.-063, Unger-054,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 14.01./a1.06./07.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/23/19 at 16:20Stkp: nice
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3360 CILICIA, Mopsus Hadrian Tetradrachm, Sabina17 viewsReference.
Prieur –; SNG BN –; SNG Levante –; RPC III 3360.6 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 152)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ Ϲ, Π Π (in field)
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum

Rev. ϹΑΒΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒ ΑΔΡΙ ΜΟΨΕΑΤωΝ ΠΟΛΕωϹ
Draped bust of Sabina as Artemis on crescent, r. with stephane and quiver on shoulder

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection.

13.15 gr
27 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki03/23/19 at 15:49Mat: Wow, very cool. A favorite in your collection
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Constantius Gallus Fel Temp Reparatio Falling Horseman9 viewsAE Centenionalis
Constantius Gallus, 351-354 CE
Diameter: 22 mm, Weight: 4.15 grams, Die Axis: 11h

Obverse: D N CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier on right holding shield, spearing falling enemy horseman on left. Horseman sits facing soldier with hands extended upwards.

Mint: *TSЄ* , Γ in field to left, * in field to right: Thessalonica

Notes:
- RIC 177 records *TSЄ•, but *TSЄ* is not in RIC for Constantius Gallus.

Ex Roman Lode, 2019
2 commentsPharsalos03/23/19 at 11:46Jay GT4: A real beauty
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RIC 573 Domitian Denarius36 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

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

Rome, January 1-September 13, 88 AD

3.17g

RIC 573 (R2)

Ex-Cameleon coin e-bay

A rare variant with GERMAN on the obverse legend rather than the common GERM.
4 commentsJay GT403/22/19 at 22:48orfew: A real beauty congrats!
Domitian_IMP_XIIII.jpg
RIC 573 Domitian Denarius36 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

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

Rome, January 1-September 13, 88 AD

3.17g

RIC 573 (R2)

Ex-Cameleon coin e-bay

A rare variant with GERMAN on the obverse legend rather than the common GERM.
4 commentsJay GT403/22/19 at 22:26David Atherton: Fantastic! Beautifully toned too.
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RPC II 1605A Titus44 viewsObv: T CAES IMP PONT, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ANT COL, Priest holding vexillum ploughing with two oxen, right; above, crescent
AE22 (22.01 mm 7,272 g 12h) Struck in Antiochia (Pisidia) 76 A.D.
RPC II Unpublished, it will get 1605A
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 7 Lot 759
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/22/19 at 20:46quadrans: Great coin , and details,
064_Julia_Mamaea_(190-235_A_D_),_Lydia,_Tabala,_AE-19,_IOY_MAMAIA_CE,,_TABA_#923;E_#937;N,_E_#929;MOC,_Waddington_5305,_222-235_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_19mm,3,72g-s.jpg
064p Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), Lydia, Tabala, Waddington 5305, AE-19, TABAΛEΩN/EPMOC, River-god Hermos reclining left, #182 views064p Julia Mamaea ( ??-235 A.D.), Lydia, Tabala, Waddington 5305, AE-19, TABAΛEΩN/EPMOC, River-god Hermos reclining left, #1
avers: IOY MAMAIA CE, Draped bust right, wearing Stephane.
reverse: TABAΛEΩN around, EΡMOC below, River-god Hermos reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, resting left arm on overturned urn from which waters flow.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0mm, weight: 3,72g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Tabala, date: 222-235 A.D., ref: Waddington 5305, Paris 1384.
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/22/19 at 19:31shanxi: i like the portrait
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RPC II 1605A Titus44 viewsObv: T CAES IMP PONT, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ANT COL, Priest holding vexillum ploughing with two oxen, right; above, crescent
AE22 (22.01 mm 7,272 g 12h) Struck in Antiochia (Pisidia) 76 A.D.
RPC II Unpublished, it will get 1605A
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 7 Lot 759
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/22/19 at 12:53David Atherton: Superb coin.
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France, Charles III Teston8 viewsObv: CAROL . D . C . LOTH . B . GEL . DVX; armored bare headed bust of Charles III, facing right, with short beard.

Rev: MONETA . NOVA . NANCEII . CVSA; crowned shield of arms, above, Lotharingian cross.

Silver Teston, Mint: Nancy, Date: ND (c. 1545-1608)

Weight: 8.5 gm. Diameter: 28 mm
1 commentsMatt Inglima03/22/19 at 06:45quadrans: Nice piece..
RPC_II_1605A_Titus.jpg
RPC II 1605A Titus44 viewsObv: T CAES IMP PONT, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ANT COL, Priest holding vexillum ploughing with two oxen, right; above, crescent
AE22 (22.01 mm 7,272 g 12h) Struck in Antiochia (Pisidia) 76 A.D.
RPC II Unpublished, it will get 1605A
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 7 Lot 759
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/22/19 at 01:11orfew: Great portrait
EM_103_AS_Titus.jpg
Titus: as Caesar, 69 - 79 AD7 viewsAE As; Rome Mint
Struck 73AD (as Caesar under Vespasian)
Obv. - bare head right; T.CAESAR.VESPASIAN.IMP.IIII.PON.TR.POT.COS III
Rev. - Victory standing right, holding palm, placing wreath on standard; SC in exurge; VICTORIA / AUGUSTI
8.15 grams
28.0 mm
1 commentscmcdon092303/22/19 at 00:33Jay GT4: Great coin!
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03 Constantius II15 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
23mm 4.5g

DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, laurel and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. ANO in ex

Not in RIC (143 variant? unpublished bust type)
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/22/19 at 00:32Jay GT4: Looks like he's hunched over
IMG_4838.jpg
03 Constantius II15 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
23mm 4.5g

DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, laurel and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. ANO in ex

Not in RIC (143 variant? unpublished bust type)
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/21/19 at 23:50Mat: Nice shield and patina
RPC_II_1605A_Titus.jpg
RPC II 1605A Titus44 viewsObv: T CAES IMP PONT, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ANT COL, Priest holding vexillum ploughing with two oxen, right; above, crescent
AE22 (22.01 mm 7,272 g 12h) Struck in Antiochia (Pisidia) 76 A.D.
RPC II Unpublished, it will get 1605A
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 7 Lot 759
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/21/19 at 18:44okidoki: excellent
RPC_II_640A_Domitianus.jpg
RPC II 0640A_Domitianus32 viewsObv: AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right
Rev: NEIKAIEIΣ ΠPΩTOI THΣ EΠAPXEIAΣ, Big altar
AE26 (26.49 mm 9.391 g 12h) Struck in Nicaea (Bithynia)
RPC II unpublished, it will get 640A
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 75 Lot 345
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/21/19 at 18:42okidoki: wonderful
RPC_II_1605A_Titus.jpg
RPC II 1605A Titus44 viewsObv: T CAES IMP PONT, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ANT COL, Priest holding vexillum ploughing with two oxen, right; above, crescent
AE22 (22.01 mm 7,272 g 12h) Struck in Antiochia (Pisidia) 76 A.D.
RPC II Unpublished, it will get 1605A
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 7 Lot 759
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/21/19 at 18:29Jay GT4: Great Provincial portrait
RPC_II_640A_Domitianus.jpg
RPC II 0640A_Domitianus32 viewsObv: AYT ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEB ΓEP, laureate head right
Rev: NEIKAIEIΣ ΠPΩTOI THΣ EΠAPXEIAΣ, Big altar
AE26 (26.49 mm 9.391 g 12h) Struck in Nicaea (Bithynia)
RPC II unpublished, it will get 640A
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 75 Lot 345
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/21/19 at 18:28Jay GT4: Very nice!
Tyre,_Phoenicia,_106_-_105_B_C_,_Judas___30_Pieces_of_Silver.jpg
Tyre, Phoenicia, 106 - 105 B.C., Judas' 30 Pieces of Silver70 viewsSilver Shekel, BMC Phoenicia p. 238, 99 (also with Phoenician letter nun between legs); HGC 10 357; Cohen DCA 919, EF, well centered and struck on a tight flan, toned, marks, encrustations, some light corrosion, 13.857g, 27.4mm, 0o, Tyre mint, c. 106 - 105 B.C.
Obverse : laureate head of Melqart right, lion's skin knotted around neck.
Reverse : TYPOY IEPAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY (of Tyre the holy and inviolable), eagle left, right foot on ship's ram, palm frond under wing, date AK (year 21) over club left, HAP monogram right, Phoenician letter nun (control letter) between legs.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection / FORVM Ancient Coins.


Judas' 30 Pieces of Silver;
"Then one of the 12, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said unto them, 'What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?' And they covenanted with him for 30 pieces of silver." Matthew 26:14-15. Shekels of Tyre were the only currency accepted at the Jerusalem Temple and are the most likely coinage with which Judas was paid for the betrayal of Christ.

The Temple Tax Coin;
"..go to the sea and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou has opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them [the temple tax collectors] for me and thee." Since the tax was one half shekel per man the coin would have to be a shekel to pay the tax for both Jesus and Peter. Matthew 17:24-27.

* Rare date.
**The most valuable type of coins in existence.
5 commentsSam03/21/19 at 16:42Cheryl E: Hi Sam! I am brand new to this forum and was refer...
RIC_428,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_PROBVS_P_F_AVG(F-B),_VIRTVS_AVG(A),_PXXT,_Ticinum_em-3,off-1,_277-8_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_22-24,5mm,_3,41g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 428, Ticinum, VIRTVS AVG, Bust-B/F, -/-//PXXT, Mars walking right, #1 74 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 428, Ticinum, VIRTVS AVG, Bust-B/F, -/-//PXXT, Mars walking right, #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B-F),
reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy. (A),
exergue: -/-//PXXT, diameter: 22,0-24,5mm, weight: 3,50g, axis: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 3rd. emission, 1st. off., date: 277-278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 428,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/21/19 at 11:08Jay GT4: Nice Q
fatimid.jpg
Fatimid caliph Maadd Silver Ingot9 viewsIslamic Fatimid

Silver ingot
Size: 85 mm
Weight: 500 gr.

fatimid caliph "Imam Maadd" .
Abu Tamim Maadd al-Muizz Li-Din-Allah (953-975) founder of the city of Cairo.
1 commentsTanit03/21/19 at 00:52v-drome: just amazing! Five stars.
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Lucania, Sybaris (Circa 550-510 BC)17 viewsAR Stater

29 mm, 8.14 g

Obverse: VM in exergue; bull standing left, head reverted.

Reverse : Incuse bull standing right, head reverted.

HN Italy 1729; SNG ANS 828-844

An Achaean colony dating from about 720 BC, Sybaris rapidly grew to be the wealthiest city in the area. The luxury enjoyed by its population was proverbial, hence the modern words sybarite and sybaritic. The bull may symbolize the local river god Krathis. The archaic coinage of Sybaris was brought to an abrupt end in 510 BC when the city was destroyed by the rival state of Kroton. The waters of the Krathis were diverted to flow over the site of the sacked city, thus obliterating all trace of its former splendor.
1 commentsNathan P03/21/19 at 00:50Jay GT4: Great piece. Love these archaic incuse types
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Calabria Tarentum AR nomos circa 344-340 BC22mm 7.18g Vlasto 5188 viewsHelmeted warrior standing facing,head right holding spear and shield,behind horse ./Phalanthos riding dolphin left,holding triton and shield below A above waves.1 commentsGrant H03/20/19 at 23:26Jay GT4: Great coin. I really like the standing figure
Vlasto_330.jpg
CALABRIA, Tarentum, c. 400-390 BC. AR Nomos RARE12 views22mm, 7.67g, 12h
Nude youth on horseback l., crowning horse. R
Phalanthos, holding distaff, on dolphin l.
Vlasto 330; HN Italy 850.
Rare, toned, VF
1 commentsLeo03/20/19 at 19:57Grant H: I was eyeballing this coin,nice
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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. AR Nomos12 viewsPhi- and Philemenos, magistrates.
Youth on horseback right; FI before, FILHME-NOS below
Phalanthos astride dolphin left, holding tripod and trident; bucranium with fillets hanging from horns behind.
Vlasto 884; HN Italy 1035. Good VF, toned
1 commentsLeo03/20/19 at 17:46Jay GT4: very nice
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Domitian RIC-82175 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 96 AD
RIC 821 (R2). BMC 237D. RSC 297b.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva, winged, flying l., with spear and shield
Ex jerusalemhadaya2012, eBay, 4 March 2019.

Domitian achieved tribunician power for the 16th time on 14 September 96 AD. He was assassinated in a palace plot four days later on 18 September. In between those two dates the mint struck only one issue of denarii recording Domitian as TR P XVI, needless to say they are extremely rare! The Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae within a day of Domitian's assassination which would have quickly halted production at the mint for his coinage. The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse designs (altar, winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius shows one of these new reverse types, Minerva Victrix, a more warrior like attribute of the goddess. The fact that this new type which originally appeared on the denarius when Domitian was TR P XV carried over to the briefly struck TR P XVI issue alongside the Maia and the M1, M3, and M4 Minerva types may hint that there was indeed change in the air at the mint. Perhaps the mix of new types with the older ones hint at a transition regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage? Regardless, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know. This denarius may very well be the last coin ever struck for Domitian.

Fine late style with good natural toning. Same dies as the BM specimen.
10 commentsDavid Atherton03/20/19 at 16:33mix_val: excellent find!
D821sm2.jpg
Domitian RIC-82175 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 96 AD
RIC 821 (R2). BMC 237D. RSC 297b.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva, winged, flying l., with spear and shield
Ex jerusalemhadaya2012, eBay, 4 March 2019.

Domitian achieved tribunician power for the 16th time on 14 September 96 AD. He was assassinated in a palace plot four days later on 18 September. In between those two dates the mint struck only one issue of denarii recording Domitian as TR P XVI, needless to say they are extremely rare! The Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae within a day of Domitian's assassination which would have quickly halted production at the mint for his coinage. The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse designs (altar, winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius shows one of these new reverse types, Minerva Victrix, a more warrior like attribute of the goddess. The fact that this new type which originally appeared on the denarius when Domitian was TR P XV carried over to the briefly struck TR P XVI issue alongside the Maia and the M1, M3, and M4 Minerva types may hint that there was indeed change in the air at the mint. Perhaps the mix of new types with the older ones hint at a transition regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage? Regardless, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know. This denarius may very well be the last coin ever struck for Domitian.

Fine late style with good natural toning. Same dies as the BM specimen.
10 commentsDavid Atherton03/20/19 at 14:34*Alex: Wow, well done David and great write-up too.
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian34 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/20/19 at 08:39Barnaba6: beautiful!
sphinx_collage_rev_03_19_2019.jpg
SPHINX COLLECTION10 viewsTop row: Chios, Ionia; Chios Ionia; Chios, Ionia
Middle row: Spain, Castulo; Caria, Canus; Troas, Gergis
Bottom row: Chios; Ionia; Egypt; Alexandria (A. Pius)
2 commentslaney03/19/19 at 20:02Jay GT4: Great assortment
FaustinaIveiled.jpg
Faustina Senior, Ceres 20 viewsFaustina I
Ar denarius; 3.18g; 17mm

DIVA FAVSTINA,
draped bust right

AVGVSTA,
Ceres standing left, holding short torch and sceptre

RIC 362var (veil);RSC104a
3 commentsRobin Ayers03/19/19 at 18:08quadrans: Nice piece..
FaustinaIveiled.jpg
Faustina Senior, Ceres 20 viewsFaustina I
Ar denarius; 3.18g; 17mm

DIVA FAVSTINA,
draped bust right

AVGVSTA,
Ceres standing left, holding short torch and sceptre

RIC 362var (veil);RSC104a
3 commentsRobin Ayers03/19/19 at 18:08Jay GT4: Beauty
DivusVespasian.jpg
RIC 357 Vespasian denarius 30 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
laureate head of Vespasian right

SC on circular shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below

Rome 80 AD

RIC 357 (C2);Sear 2569

19mm 3.4g

Ex-Incitatus

Issued by Titus in honour of his father Divus Vespasian
2 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 18:08Robin Ayers: wonderful coin, I love the capricorns!
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian34 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 18:07Robin Ayers: what a fantastic portrait!
FaustinaIveiled.jpg
Faustina Senior, Ceres 20 viewsFaustina I
Ar denarius; 3.18g; 17mm

DIVA FAVSTINA,
draped bust right

AVGVSTA,
Ceres standing left, holding short torch and sceptre

RIC 362var (veil);RSC104a
3 commentsRobin Ayers03/19/19 at 17:59Mat: A beautiful coin!
RIC_V_644_Titus.jpg
RIC 0644 Titus52 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP PON TR P COS II CENS, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA NAVALIS / S C (in field), Victory advancing right on prow of ship holding wreath and palm
AE/As (28.51 mm 10.406 g 6h) Struck in Rome 73 A.D.
RIC 644 (R), BMCRE 677, BNF 691 (Vespasian)
From the Shlomo Moussaieff collection
ex Gorny & Mosch e-auction 263 Lot 3614
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/19/19 at 14:58laney: What a life-like portrait!
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian34 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 14:57laney: Wonderful portrait
D821sm2.jpg
Domitian RIC-82175 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 96 AD
RIC 821 (R2). BMC 237D. RSC 297b.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva, winged, flying l., with spear and shield
Ex jerusalemhadaya2012, eBay, 4 March 2019.

Domitian achieved tribunician power for the 16th time on 14 September 96 AD. He was assassinated in a palace plot four days later on 18 September. In between those two dates the mint struck only one issue of denarii recording Domitian as TR P XVI, needless to say they are extremely rare! The Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae within a day of Domitian's assassination which would have quickly halted production at the mint for his coinage. The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse designs (altar, winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius shows one of these new reverse types, Minerva Victrix, a more warrior like attribute of the goddess. The fact that this new type which originally appeared on the denarius when Domitian was TR P XV carried over to the briefly struck TR P XVI issue alongside the Maia and the M1, M3, and M4 Minerva types may hint that there was indeed change in the air at the mint. Perhaps the mix of new types with the older ones hint at a transition regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage? Regardless, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know. This denarius may very well be the last coin ever struck for Domitian.

Fine late style with good natural toning. Same dies as the BM specimen.
10 commentsDavid Atherton03/19/19 at 14:48David Atherton: Thanks for the suggestion Curtis! I ammended the w...
D821sm2.jpg
Domitian RIC-82175 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 96 AD
RIC 821 (R2). BMC 237D. RSC 297b.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva, winged, flying l., with spear and shield
Ex jerusalemhadaya2012, eBay, 4 March 2019.

Domitian achieved tribunician power for the 16th time on 14 September 96 AD. He was assassinated in a palace plot four days later on 18 September. In between those two dates the mint struck only one issue of denarii recording Domitian as TR P XVI, needless to say they are extremely rare! The Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae within a day of Domitian's assassination which would have quickly halted production at the mint for his coinage. The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse designs (altar, winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius shows one of these new reverse types, Minerva Victrix, a more warrior like attribute of the goddess. The fact that this new type which originally appeared on the denarius when Domitian was TR P XV carried over to the briefly struck TR P XVI issue alongside the Maia and the M1, M3, and M4 Minerva types may hint that there was indeed change in the air at the mint. Perhaps the mix of new types with the older ones hint at a transition regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage? Regardless, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know. This denarius may very well be the last coin ever struck for Domitian.

Fine late style with good natural toning. Same dies as the BM specimen.
10 commentsDavid Atherton03/19/19 at 14:17curtislclay: Nice to have the crucial date TR P XVI so clear! Y...
sphinx_collage_rev_03_19_2019.jpg
SPHINX COLLECTION10 viewsTop row: Chios, Ionia; Chios Ionia; Chios, Ionia
Middle row: Spain, Castulo; Caria, Canus; Troas, Gergis
Bottom row: Chios; Ionia; Egypt; Alexandria (A. Pius)
2 commentslaney03/19/19 at 13:41shanxi: nice
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12 CAESARS DENARII12 views1 commentslaney03/19/19 at 10:13Jay GT4: A nice collection
D821sm2.jpg
Domitian RIC-82175 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 96 AD
RIC 821 (R2). BMC 237D. RSC 297b.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva, winged, flying l., with spear and shield
Ex jerusalemhadaya2012, eBay, 4 March 2019.

Domitian achieved tribunician power for the 16th time on 14 September 96 AD. He was assassinated in a palace plot four days later on 18 September. In between those two dates the mint struck only one issue of denarii recording Domitian as TR P XVI, needless to say they are extremely rare! The Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae within a day of Domitian's assassination which would have quickly halted production at the mint for his coinage. The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse designs (altar, winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius shows one of these new reverse types, Minerva Victrix, a more warrior like attribute of the goddess. The fact that this new type which originally appeared on the denarius when Domitian was TR P XV carried over to the briefly struck TR P XVI issue alongside the Maia and the M1, M3, and M4 Minerva types may hint that there was indeed change in the air at the mint. Perhaps the mix of new types with the older ones hint at a transition regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage? Regardless, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know. This denarius may very well be the last coin ever struck for Domitian.

Fine late style with good natural toning. Same dies as the BM specimen.
10 commentsDavid Atherton03/19/19 at 10:10Jay GT4: A important historical coin
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian34 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 09:05FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice example, congrats!
Domitian_RIC_101.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius12 viewsDomitian AR Denarius Rome mint
82 CE (First Issue)
18.5 mm, 3.09 g
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right
Rev: TR P COS VIII P P, winged thunderbolt on draped table
RIC 101; RSC 597; BMC 26.
2 commentsorfew03/19/19 at 07:08quadrans: Nice one
RIC_V_644_Titus.jpg
RIC 0644 Titus52 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP PON TR P COS II CENS, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA NAVALIS / S C (in field), Victory advancing right on prow of ship holding wreath and palm
AE/As (28.51 mm 10.406 g 6h) Struck in Rome 73 A.D.
RIC 644 (R), BMCRE 677, BNF 691 (Vespasian)
From the Shlomo Moussaieff collection
ex Gorny & Mosch e-auction 263 Lot 3614
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/19/19 at 06:50quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
RIC_T_272_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0272 Domitianus55 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm
AR/Quinarius (15.08 mm 1.409 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80.81 A.D.
RIC 272 (R), BMCRE 104, BNF 81 (Titus), RSC 620
From the Shlomo Moussaieff collection
ex Gorny & Mosch e-auction 263 Lot 3616
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/19/19 at 06:50quadrans: Nice piece..
D821sm2.jpg
Domitian RIC-82175 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 96 AD
RIC 821 (R2). BMC 237D. RSC 297b.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva, winged, flying l., with spear and shield
Ex jerusalemhadaya2012, eBay, 4 March 2019.

Domitian achieved tribunician power for the 16th time on 14 September 96 AD. He was assassinated in a palace plot four days later on 18 September. In between those two dates the mint struck only one issue of denarii recording Domitian as TR P XVI, needless to say they are extremely rare! The Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae within a day of Domitian's assassination which would have quickly halted production at the mint for his coinage. The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse designs (altar, winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius shows one of these new reverse types, Minerva Victrix, a more warrior like attribute of the goddess. The fact that this new type which originally appeared on the denarius when Domitian was TR P XV carried over to the briefly struck TR P XVI issue alongside the Maia and the M1, M3, and M4 Minerva types may hint that there was indeed change in the air at the mint. Perhaps the mix of new types with the older ones hint at a transition regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage? Regardless, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know. This denarius may very well be the last coin ever struck for Domitian.

Fine late style with good natural toning. Same dies as the BM specimen.
10 commentsDavid Atherton03/19/19 at 06:44quadrans: Great,
D821sm2.jpg
Domitian RIC-82175 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 96 AD
RIC 821 (R2). BMC 237D. RSC 297b.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva, winged, flying l., with spear and shield
Ex jerusalemhadaya2012, eBay, 4 March 2019.

Domitian achieved tribunician power for the 16th time on 14 September 96 AD. He was assassinated in a palace plot four days later on 18 September. In between those two dates the mint struck only one issue of denarii recording Domitian as TR P XVI, needless to say they are extremely rare! The Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae within a day of Domitian's assassination which would have quickly halted production at the mint for his coinage. The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse designs (altar, winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius shows one of these new reverse types, Minerva Victrix, a more warrior like attribute of the goddess. The fact that this new type which originally appeared on the denarius when Domitian was TR P XV carried over to the briefly struck TR P XVI issue alongside the Maia and the M1, M3, and M4 Minerva types may hint that there was indeed change in the air at the mint. Perhaps the mix of new types with the older ones hint at a transition regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage? Regardless, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know. This denarius may very well be the last coin ever struck for Domitian.

Fine late style with good natural toning. Same dies as the BM specimen.
10 commentsDavid Atherton03/19/19 at 06:26shanxi: congratulations
D821sm2.jpg
Domitian RIC-82175 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 96 AD
RIC 821 (R2). BMC 237D. RSC 297b.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva, winged, flying l., with spear and shield
Ex jerusalemhadaya2012, eBay, 4 March 2019.

Domitian achieved tribunician power for the 16th time on 14 September 96 AD. He was assassinated in a palace plot four days later on 18 September. In between those two dates the mint struck only one issue of denarii recording Domitian as TR P XVI, needless to say they are extremely rare! The Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae within a day of Domitian's assassination which would have quickly halted production at the mint for his coinage. The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse designs (altar, winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius shows one of these new reverse types, Minerva Victrix, a more warrior like attribute of the goddess. The fact that this new type which originally appeared on the denarius when Domitian was TR P XV carried over to the briefly struck TR P XVI issue alongside the Maia and the M1, M3, and M4 Minerva types may hint that there was indeed change in the air at the mint. Perhaps the mix of new types with the older ones hint at a transition regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage? Regardless, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know. This denarius may very well be the last coin ever struck for Domitian.

Fine late style with good natural toning. Same dies as the BM specimen.
10 commentsDavid Atherton03/19/19 at 06:09Enodia: Very interesting coin!
DivusVespasian.jpg
RIC 357 Vespasian denarius 30 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
laureate head of Vespasian right

SC on circular shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below

Rome 80 AD

RIC 357 (C2);Sear 2569

19mm 3.4g

Ex-Incitatus

Issued by Titus in honour of his father Divus Vespasian
2 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 06:06quadrans: I love this type
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian34 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 06:05quadrans: Great piece
D821sm2.jpg
Domitian RIC-82175 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 96 AD
RIC 821 (R2). BMC 237D. RSC 297b.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva, winged, flying l., with spear and shield
Ex jerusalemhadaya2012, eBay, 4 March 2019.

Domitian achieved tribunician power for the 16th time on 14 September 96 AD. He was assassinated in a palace plot four days later on 18 September. In between those two dates the mint struck only one issue of denarii recording Domitian as TR P XVI, needless to say they are extremely rare! The Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae within a day of Domitian's assassination which would have quickly halted production at the mint for his coinage. The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse designs (altar, winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius shows one of these new reverse types, Minerva Victrix, a more warrior like attribute of the goddess. The fact that this new type which originally appeared on the denarius when Domitian was TR P XV carried over to the briefly struck TR P XVI issue alongside the Maia and the M1, M3, and M4 Minerva types may hint that there was indeed change in the air at the mint. Perhaps the mix of new types with the older ones hint at a transition regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage? Regardless, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know. This denarius may very well be the last coin ever struck for Domitian.

Fine late style with good natural toning. Same dies as the BM specimen.
10 commentsDavid Atherton03/19/19 at 05:36Mat: Sweet pick up
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian34 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 05:25Canaan: Very nice sharp bust
RIC_V_644_Titus.jpg
RIC 0644 Titus52 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP PON TR P COS II CENS, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA NAVALIS / S C (in field), Victory advancing right on prow of ship holding wreath and palm
AE/As (28.51 mm 10.406 g 6h) Struck in Rome 73 A.D.
RIC 644 (R), BMCRE 677, BNF 691 (Vespasian)
From the Shlomo Moussaieff collection
ex Gorny & Mosch e-auction 263 Lot 3614
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/19/19 at 04:05David Atherton: Great coin with a neat provenance.
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8 views1 commentslaney03/19/19 at 03:26Jay GT4: Great accomplishment
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian34 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 02:33David Atherton: Beautiful.
Domitian_RIC_101.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius12 viewsDomitian AR Denarius Rome mint
82 CE (First Issue)
18.5 mm, 3.09 g
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right
Rev: TR P COS VIII P P, winged thunderbolt on draped table
RIC 101; RSC 597; BMC 26.
2 commentsorfew03/18/19 at 22:10Jay GT4: Great find
D101.jpg
Domitian RIC-10195 viewsAR Denarius, 3.43g
Rome Mint, 82 AD
RIC 101 (R). BMC 26. RSC 597.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, lot 712. Ex CNG E212, 17 June 2009, lot 294.

This denarius is part of the last issue before Domitian reformed the coinage in 82 AD. Prior to the reform Domitian's coinage maintained the same reverse types (evidenced by this carry over 'pulvinar' reverse of Titus), fabric, fineness, and style as those minted under Titus. After the reform all of that changed, along with the dismissal and banishment of the financial secretary Julius Aug. lib. who presumably did not approve of the new changes.

A sharp looking denarius in hand. Nicely toned too.
10 commentsDavid Atherton03/18/19 at 21:28orfew: A cool type
RIC_T_272_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0272 Domitianus55 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm
AR/Quinarius (15.08 mm 1.409 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80.81 A.D.
RIC 272 (R), BMCRE 104, BNF 81 (Titus), RSC 620
From the Shlomo Moussaieff collection
ex Gorny & Mosch e-auction 263 Lot 3616
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/18/19 at 15:16Jay GT4: On my want list. Nice one!
RIC_V_644_Titus.jpg
RIC 0644 Titus52 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP PON TR P COS II CENS, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA NAVALIS / S C (in field), Victory advancing right on prow of ship holding wreath and palm
AE/As (28.51 mm 10.406 g 6h) Struck in Rome 73 A.D.
RIC 644 (R), BMCRE 677, BNF 691 (Vespasian)
From the Shlomo Moussaieff collection
ex Gorny & Mosch e-auction 263 Lot 3614
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/18/19 at 15:15Jay GT4: Great coin
1242_P_Hadrian_RPC746_7.jpg
0746 THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Herbus reclining, with city goddess standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 746.7; Mouchmov 12-14, Varbanov 636; BMC -. SNG Cop. -. Slg. Lindgren - ; SNG Tübingen - ; SNG Evelpidis - ; Mionnet -

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


Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Female figure wearing polos standing l., holding patera in r. hand and poppy and two ears of corn in l. hand; on l., river-god (Hebrus) reclining

25.44 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 224 lot 353 2014
4 commentsokidoki03/18/19 at 13:34Steve P: Total winner => congrats, Oki (cheers)
gaul.jpg
22 viewsC. 200-49 BC

Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, monogram before.

Reverse: Lion walking right, MAΣΣA above.

Grey tone with a nice portrait and good metal. – Old collection ticket included.

Ref: SNG Cop 786

Weight: 2.54g

17mm
3 commentspaul188803/18/19 at 03:16Britanikus: Nice!!!
16_03_a2_01_03_,_Bela_III__(1172-1196_AD),_H-61,_C1-105,_U-104,_Q-001,_9h,_13,8mm,_0,25g-s.jpg
16.03. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 16.03./a2.01./03., H-061, CNH I.-105, U-104, #0184 views16.03. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 16.03./a2.01./03., H-061, CNH I.-105, U-104, #01
avers: ONETA BELE REGIS (retrograde), Eagle standing left, AQA above ILA below, line border.
reverse: Lion advancing left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,8 mm, weight: 0,25g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-061, CNH I.-105, Unger-104,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.03./a2.01./03.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/17/19 at 18:14Stkp: Magnificent
gaul.jpg
22 viewsC. 200-49 BC

Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, monogram before.

Reverse: Lion walking right, MAΣΣA above.

Grey tone with a nice portrait and good metal. – Old collection ticket included.

Ref: SNG Cop 786

Weight: 2.54g

17mm
3 commentspaul188803/17/19 at 18:08Jay GT4: Beautiful
ISL_Mamluk_338_Salih.jpg
Mamluk (Bahri). Salih (al-Salih Salah al-Din) (752-755 A.H. = 1351-1354 A.D.)9 viewsBalog 338, Plate XIII No. 338a-b; Album 951

AE fals; Halab/Aleppo mint, dated (7)55 A.H. = 1354 A.D.; 2.71 g., 21.41 mm. max., 0°

Obv.: Solid circular line border. Field divided by two horizontal lines into three segments: سنة خمس (sunat khms/five years) / الملك الصالح (al-Malik al-Salih) / وخمسين بحلب (wakhamsin bi-Halab/fifty in Halab)

Rev.: Circle of scrolls between two circular lines. In center: bird (probably an eagle) walking to right, head turned straight back. Above the bird's back, swan-like body.

Salih was the eighth son of Muhammad I to hold office. He was installed as sultan at age 14 upon the ouster of his half-brother, Sultan Hasan, by senior Mamluk emirs. In effect, Emir Taz was the ruler of the sultanate and Salih was a figurehead sultan, although Salih did lead an army into Syria to quash a rebellion. In 1354, dissident emirs ousted Taz, toppled Salih and restored Hasan to power.
1 commentsStkp03/17/19 at 16:59shanxi: interesting coin
gaul.jpg
22 viewsC. 200-49 BC

Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, monogram before.

Reverse: Lion walking right, MAΣΣA above.

Grey tone with a nice portrait and good metal. – Old collection ticket included.

Ref: SNG Cop 786

Weight: 2.54g

17mm
3 commentspaul188803/17/19 at 14:20Mat: Beautiful coin, love the bust & great lion.
037_Laszlo-V_(Ladislaus_V_)_Throne_require_(1440-1453),_Denar,_H-643,_C2-201A,_U-494_f_,_P-150-15,_1442_AD,_Q-001,_1h,_12,5mm,_0,36g-s.jpg
037 László V. “Posthumous” (Ladislaus V.) as Throne Require of Hungary, (1440-1453 A.D.), AR Denarius, H-643.var., C2-201A.var., U-494.f.var., P-150-15, Rare!52 views037 László V. “Posthumous” (Ladislaus V.) as Throne Require of Hungary, (1440-1453 A.D.), AR Denarius, H-643.var., C2-201A.var., U-494.f.var., P-150-15, Rare!
avers: •m•LADISLA(I R•VnGARIE), Patriarchal cross in the circle, mint-mark S-D, on each side, the border of dots.
reverse: Hungarian shield with stripes, amongst three arches, three shields in the arches (Austrian band, Moravian eagle, Czech lion), a small circles between the shields!
exergue, mint mark: S/D//-- were struck by "Civitas" Town coin, (by Pohl), diameter: 12,5mm, weight: 0,36g, axis: 1h,
mint: Hungary, Szomolnok, (Schmölnitz, by Pohl, today in Slovakia, Smolnik), date:1442 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-643var. (reverse!), CNH2-201A.var., Unger-494.f.var., Pohl-150-15, Rare!
Q-001
The piece was cut around, at that used time.
1 commentsquadrans03/17/19 at 14:19Stkp: nice for the type
1242_P_Hadrian_RPC746_7.jpg
0746 THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Herbus reclining, with city goddess standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 746.7; Mouchmov 12-14, Varbanov 636; BMC -. SNG Cop. -. Slg. Lindgren - ; SNG Tübingen - ; SNG Evelpidis - ; Mionnet -

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


Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Female figure wearing polos standing l., holding patera in r. hand and poppy and two ears of corn in l. hand; on l., river-god (Hebrus) reclining

25.44 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 224 lot 353 2014
4 commentsokidoki03/17/19 at 12:58NORMAN K: nice patina beautiful coin
RIC___BMC-284-LuciusVerus-wht-2.jpg
Lucius Verus, Denarius4 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 163-64 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS; bust cuirassed r. head bare

Reverse: TRP IIII IMP II COS II; Mars stdgr., holding spear; l. hand on shield

Mint: Rome
Reference: BMC Vol IV 284; Not in RIC w/bare headed bust.
Provenance: Purchased from CNG Aug 14, 1997

Superb EF, Medium gray and irridescent toning., Luster. For some reason, after several attempts, I’ve never been able to capture the beauty of this coin photographically
1 commentsSteve B503/17/19 at 12:57NORMAN K: Beautiful coin. Know the feeling about photos it ...
1242_P_Hadrian_RPC746_7.jpg
0746 THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Herbus reclining, with city goddess standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 746.7; Mouchmov 12-14, Varbanov 636; BMC -. SNG Cop. -. Slg. Lindgren - ; SNG Tübingen - ; SNG Evelpidis - ; Mionnet -

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


Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Female figure wearing polos standing l., holding patera in r. hand and poppy and two ears of corn in l. hand; on l., river-god (Hebrus) reclining

25.44 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 224 lot 353 2014
4 commentsokidoki03/17/19 at 12:52quadrans: Nice piece..
Provoco.jpg
P. Procius Laeca, denarius5 viewsP. Procius Laeca, denarius
3,70 g. 18 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Roma right. X below chin, ROMA above, P LAECA behind.
Rev. Military figure standing left, his right hand raised, facing togate citizen standing right, gesturing with right hand, attendant standing left behind military figure holding three rods, PROVOCO in exergue.
Crawford 301/1; Sear 178

An important reverse type illustrating the principle of provocatio, a procedure by which a citizen had the right to appeal to the people against the decision of a magistrate which he considered to represent an abuse of official power.
1 commentsMarsman03/16/19 at 16:52Jay GT4: Great historical type
1242_P_Hadrian_RPC746_7.jpg
0746 THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Herbus reclining, with city goddess standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 746.7; Mouchmov 12-14, Varbanov 636; BMC -. SNG Cop. -. Slg. Lindgren - ; SNG Tübingen - ; SNG Evelpidis - ; Mionnet -

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


Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Female figure wearing polos standing l., holding patera in r. hand and poppy and two ears of corn in l. hand; on l., river-god (Hebrus) reclining

25.44 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 224 lot 353 2014
4 commentsokidoki03/16/19 at 16:11Marsman: beautiful
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sidonbmc2477 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAE M AVR] ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Countermark: Car of Astarte within incuse square.
Rev: COL ... METRO →SID, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl) with 2 figures below; dotted line on roof.
24 mm, 11.99 gms

BMC 247, Rouvier 1494. For countermark: Howgego 396
1 commentsCharles M03/16/19 at 13:24Jay GT4: Interesting CM
RPC_II_311_Titus_-_Domitianus.jpg
RPC II 0311 Titus - Domitianus30 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Draped and laureate bust of Titus right, facing bare head of Domitian left
Rev: MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM, Tetrastyle temple; inside cult figure; globe on the pediment
AE/25 (25.mm 6.867 g 6h) Struck in Stobi (Macedonia)
RPC II 311
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/16/19 at 12:44David Atherton: Great example.
027_Traianus,_Syria,_Koinon,_McAlee_500,_AE-19(Hexachalkon),_Traianus_r_,_KOINON_SYRIAC,_Tyche_r_,_Q-001,_6h,_19mm,_4,88g-s~0.jpg
Syria, Koinon, 027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Mc Alee 500, AE-19(Hexachalkon), KOINON SYRIAC, Turreted bust of Tyche right,51 viewsSyria, Koinon, 027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Mc Alee 500, AE-19(Hexachalkon), KOINON SYRIAC, Turreted bust of Tyche right,
avers: AYTOKP KAIC NЄP TPAIANOC CЄB ΓЄPM, Laureate head right.
reverse: KOINON SYRIAC, Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 4,88g, axis: 6h,
mint: Syria, Koinon, date: A.D., ref: Mc Alee 500,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/16/19 at 02:15Jay GT4: Nice!
RPC_II_311_Titus_-_Domitianus.jpg
RPC II 0311 Titus - Domitianus30 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Draped and laureate bust of Titus right, facing bare head of Domitian left
Rev: MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM, Tetrastyle temple; inside cult figure; globe on the pediment
AE/25 (25.mm 6.867 g 6h) Struck in Stobi (Macedonia)
RPC II 311
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/16/19 at 02:01Jay GT4: Sweet
RIC_652_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0652 Domitianus35 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XVI COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius - 19.69 mm 3.263 g 6h - Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 652 (R2) - RSC 243 - BMCRE 145 - BNF 138
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/15/19 at 22:58orfew: Congrats Alberto. A nice example of a rare coin.
RIC_652_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0652 Domitianus35 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XVI COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius - 19.69 mm 3.263 g 6h - Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 652 (R2) - RSC 243 - BMCRE 145 - BNF 138
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/15/19 at 22:14Jay GT4: I was going to bid on this one. Glad you got it!
RPC_II_311_Titus_-_Domitianus.jpg
RPC II 0311 Titus - Domitianus30 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Draped and laureate bust of Titus right, facing bare head of Domitian left
Rev: MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM, Tetrastyle temple; inside cult figure; globe on the pediment
AE/25 (25.mm 6.867 g 6h) Struck in Stobi (Macedonia)
RPC II 311
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/15/19 at 21:50quadrans: Nice piece..
domitian_RIC_333.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius34 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
(20.5 mm 3.22 g)
Obv: Laureate head r, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P IIII
Rev: Minerva stg r on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r owl
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P
RIC 333; BMC 78(cross symbol), Cohen 180
Purchased from Phillipe Saive Numimatique March 15, 2019
4 commentsorfew03/15/19 at 21:10okidoki: never seen with owl
R668_Domitia_Ephesus_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos, Domitia, two Nemeses11 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesos
AE20
Obv: ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CΕ-ΒΑCΤΗ, Draped bust right
Rev: OMONOIA ANΘY KAICEN ΠΑΙΤΟΥ / ZMYP - EΦΕ, Two Nemeses standing facing one another.
Ae, 4.30g, 20 mm
Ref.: RPC 1092
2 commentsshanxi03/15/19 at 19:56quadrans: Great bust..., I like it...
domitian_RIC_333.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius34 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
(20.5 mm 3.22 g)
Obv: Laureate head r, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P IIII
Rev: Minerva stg r on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r owl
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P
RIC 333; BMC 78(cross symbol), Cohen 180
Purchased from Phillipe Saive Numimatique March 15, 2019
4 commentsorfew03/15/19 at 19:45Jay GT4: Really nice!
domitian_RIC_333.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius34 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
(20.5 mm 3.22 g)
Obv: Laureate head r, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P IIII
Rev: Minerva stg r on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r owl
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P
RIC 333; BMC 78(cross symbol), Cohen 180
Purchased from Phillipe Saive Numimatique March 15, 2019
4 commentsorfew03/15/19 at 18:35quadrans: Nice piece..
domitian_RIC_333.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius34 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
(20.5 mm 3.22 g)
Obv: Laureate head r, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P IIII
Rev: Minerva stg r on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r owl
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P
RIC 333; BMC 78(cross symbol), Cohen 180
Purchased from Phillipe Saive Numimatique March 15, 2019
4 commentsorfew03/15/19 at 18:19FlaviusDomitianus: Great coin, congrats!
12_caes_den_2019rv.jpg
Twelve Caesars Denarii Collection18 viewsFinally have them all!3 commentslaney03/15/19 at 17:29Randygeki(h2): Awesome !
Caligula4Caesarea0341_(1).jpg
Caligula (37-41 A.D.)34 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMat03/15/19 at 16:56Enodia: Nice find!
Caligula4Caesarea0341_(1).jpg
Caligula (37-41 A.D.)34 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMat03/15/19 at 04:21Robin Ayers: A nice addition, congrats!
12_caes_den_2019rv.jpg
Twelve Caesars Denarii Collection18 viewsFinally have them all!3 commentslaney03/15/19 at 03:19Jay GT4: All silver too! Congrats
Gaul_Massalia_drachm_DLT_973.jpg
Gaul Massalia drachm DLT 973.pxm10 viewsGaul, Massalia. Civic issue. AR drachm (17.2 mm, 2.75 g, 5 h). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right wearing earring and necklace, bow and quiver over shoulder / MAΣΣA // ΛIHTΩN, ethnic above and beneath lion walking right, Δ / K before. Depeyrot, Marseilles 43/1; DLT 973; SNG Cop. 761; S. 77 var. Good VF, slightly irregular flan, exceptionally nice style, slate-gray patina.

From the D. Thomas Collection.

Ex Agora Auctions, 3/12/19
1 commentsSosius03/14/19 at 22:19quadrans: Great coin , and details,
caligula_denarius_augustus_bbb.jpg
(04) CALIGULA11 viewsAR Denarius 18 mm, 3.53 g
37 - 41 AD
Struck 37-38 AD
O: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT [COS] Bare head of Caligula right
R: Radiate head of Divus Augustus right, flanked by stars
Rome; RIC 2; RSC 11; BMCRE 4
ex. Roma Numismatics Auction
2 commentslaney03/14/19 at 16:06Sosius: Very nice.
Cilicia,_Seleucia_ad_Calycadnum,_090_Gallienus,_SNG_Levante_789,_SNG_Pfalz_1086_,_AE-27,_253-268_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_25,5-28,3,_12,41g-s.jpg
090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, SNG Levante 789, AE-27, Athena and the serpent-legged giant, #151 views090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, SNG Levante 789, AE-27, Athena and the serpent-legged giant, #1
avers: AY K Π Λ K ΓAΛΛIHN/OC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: CEΛEYKEΩN K A/ΛYK/ΛΔ, Athena standing right, wielding spear at a serpent-legged giant at her feet which is about to throw a stone at her.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-28,3mm, weight:12,41g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, date: 253-268 A.D., ref: SNG Levante 789, SNG Pfalz 1086,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/14/19 at 15:43*Alex: Nice one.
caligula_denarius_augustus_bbb.jpg
(04) CALIGULA11 viewsAR Denarius 18 mm, 3.53 g
37 - 41 AD
Struck 37-38 AD
O: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT [COS] Bare head of Caligula right
R: Radiate head of Divus Augustus right, flanked by stars
Rome; RIC 2; RSC 11; BMCRE 4
ex. Roma Numismatics Auction
2 commentslaney03/14/19 at 15:06Jay GT4: Great double portrait
RIC_388_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0388 Vespasianus47 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/Sestertius (32.89 mm 26.97 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 388 (R2), BMCRE 623, BNF 611
ex Meister & Sonntag Auktion 14 Lot 599
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/14/19 at 12:48*Alex: Great coin.
RIC_V_490_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0490 Domitianus38 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS DES II, laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/As (27.88 mm 10.71 g 6h) Struck In Rome 72 A.D.
RIC 490 (R2), BMCRE 646, BNF 639 (Vespasian)
ex iNumis VSO 9 lot 137
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/14/19 at 12:30Vincent: You Got one of his Son too! What a pair, lucky you...
RIC_388_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0388 Vespasianus47 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/Sestertius (32.89 mm 26.97 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 388 (R2), BMCRE 623, BNF 611
ex Meister & Sonntag Auktion 14 Lot 599
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/14/19 at 12:28Vincent: Very cool taking a drive down the Boulevard....Ni...
Cilicia,_Seleucia_ad_Calycadnum,_090_Gallienus,_SNG_Levante_789,_SNG_Pfalz_1086_,_AE-27,_253-268_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_25,5-28,3,_12,41g-s~0.jpg
Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, 090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), SNG Levante 789, AE-27, Athena and the serpent-legged giant, #140 viewsCilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, 090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), SNG Levante 789, AE-27, Athena and the serpent-legged giant, #1
avers: AY K Π Λ K ΓAΛΛIHN/OC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: CEΛEYKEΩN K A/ΛYK/ΛΔ, Athena standing right, wielding spear at a serpent-legged giant at her feet which is about to throw a stone at her.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-28,3mm, weight:12,41g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, date: 253-268 A.D., ref: SNG Levante 789, SNG Pfalz 1086,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/14/19 at 09:12shanxi: nice little "giant"
1216_P_Hadrian_RPC3689_7.jpg
3689 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing22 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689.7 (this coin)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Eagle standing l. on leg and thigh of animal

13.96 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Classical Numismatic Group XVII (29 September 1993), lot 1301
5 commentsokidoki03/14/19 at 08:22Canaan: great addition
Durotriges.JPG
Celtic Britain, Durotriges (Circa 58 BC-45 AD)12 viewsStater, Abstract (Cranborne Chase) type

5.26g

Obverse: Devolved head of Apollo right

Reverse: Disjointed horse left; pellets above, [pellet below], pellet in lozenge above tail, [zigzag and pellet pattern between two parallel exergue lines].

Van Arsdell 1235-1; BMC 2525-54.

The Durotriges ("dwellers by the water" or, perhaps, "water-rat kings") were well known for their continental trade and hill forts. They were the only tribe who did not add inscriptions to their coins, perhaps indicative of decentralized rule among multiple hill-fort based tribes using a common currency, and the only tribe to strike a stater in silver.

The history of the Durotriges can be divided into two broad phases, an early phase, roughly 100-60 B.C. and a late phase from 60 B.C. until the Roman conquest. The early phase was a time of rapid development brought about by overseas trade, while the late phase was a time of retraction, isolation and economic impoverishment. The economic decline is dramatically portrayed by the progressive debasement of their coinage, particularly when you compare the magnificent white-gold Craborne Chase staters of ca. 50-40 B.C. with the crude cast bronze Hengistbury coins of ca. A.D. 10-43.

The Durotriges resisted Roman invasion in AD 43, and the historian Suetonius records some fights between the tribe and the second legion Augusta, then commanded by Vespasian. By 70 AD, the tribe was already Romanised and securely included in the Roman province of Britannia.
2 commentsNathan P03/14/19 at 07:02shanxi: great
AntoninusPius-RIC_178.jpg
Antoninus Pius - Denarius, Felicitas COS IIII11 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 148-49 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII; Laureate head of Antoninus r.

Reverse: COS IIII; Felicitas stg. Facing l. holding long caduceus in r., cornucopia in L

Mint: Rome
Weight:
Reference: RIC Vol III, 178
Provenance: Purchased at Spink & Sons, London, June 25, 1981.

GVF, Early die state both Obv, and Rev. Perfect old gray cabinet toning.
3 commentsSteve B503/14/19 at 04:39quadrans: Nice piece..
Durotriges.JPG
Celtic Britain, Durotriges (Circa 58 BC-45 AD)12 viewsStater, Abstract (Cranborne Chase) type

5.26g

Obverse: Devolved head of Apollo right

Reverse: Disjointed horse left; pellets above, [pellet below], pellet in lozenge above tail, [zigzag and pellet pattern between two parallel exergue lines].

Van Arsdell 1235-1; BMC 2525-54.

The Durotriges ("dwellers by the water" or, perhaps, "water-rat kings") were well known for their continental trade and hill forts. They were the only tribe who did not add inscriptions to their coins, perhaps indicative of decentralized rule among multiple hill-fort based tribes using a common currency, and the only tribe to strike a stater in silver.

The history of the Durotriges can be divided into two broad phases, an early phase, roughly 100-60 B.C. and a late phase from 60 B.C. until the Roman conquest. The early phase was a time of rapid development brought about by overseas trade, while the late phase was a time of retraction, isolation and economic impoverishment. The economic decline is dramatically portrayed by the progressive debasement of their coinage, particularly when you compare the magnificent white-gold Craborne Chase staters of ca. 50-40 B.C. with the crude cast bronze Hengistbury coins of ca. A.D. 10-43.

The Durotriges resisted Roman invasion in AD 43, and the historian Suetonius records some fights between the tribe and the second legion Augusta, then commanded by Vespasian. By 70 AD, the tribe was already Romanised and securely included in the Roman province of Britannia.
2 commentsNathan P03/14/19 at 04:38quadrans: Nice piece..
1216_P_Hadrian_RPC3689_7.jpg
3689 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing22 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689.7 (this coin)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Eagle standing l. on leg and thigh of animal

13.96 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Classical Numismatic Group XVII (29 September 1993), lot 1301
5 commentsokidoki03/14/19 at 04:38quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
19_10_1_1_-a2_02_-39_,_Anonymous_II__(Géza_II_,_(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-124,_CNH_I_-133,_U-071,_Q-001,_2h,_11,7mm,_0,21g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 19.10.1.1./a2.02./39., Anonymous II. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-124, CNH I.-133, U-071, #0143 viewsCÁC II. 19.10.1.1./a2.02./39., Anonymous II. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-124, CNH I.-133, U-071, #01
avers: Line between two wedges, two wedges at the middle, four dots around the center, a cross between two E's between two dots above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,7 mm, weight: 0,21g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-124, CNH I.-133, Unger-071,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.10.1.1./a2.02./39.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/14/19 at 01:55Stkp: nice
20_02_2_1_-a2_06_-17_,_Anonymous_III__(Géza_II_,_(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H--,_CNH_I_--,_U--,_Q-001,_0h,_11,2mm,_0,22g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.02.2.1./a2.06./173., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H--, CNH I.--, U--, #0146 viewsCÁC II. 20.02.2.1./a2.06./173., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H--, CNH I.--, U--, #01
avers: Cross on the line, imitation of Kufic legend around; border of dots.
reverse: Four wedges and four dots around cross; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,2 mm, weight: 0,22 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár--, CNH I.--, Unger--,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.02.2.1./a2.06./17.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/14/19 at 01:54Stkp: nice
AntoninusPius-RIC_178.jpg
Antoninus Pius - Denarius, Felicitas COS IIII11 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 148-49 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII; Laureate head of Antoninus r.

Reverse: COS IIII; Felicitas stg. Facing l. holding long caduceus in r., cornucopia in L

Mint: Rome
Weight:
Reference: RIC Vol III, 178
Provenance: Purchased at Spink & Sons, London, June 25, 1981.

GVF, Early die state both Obv, and Rev. Perfect old gray cabinet toning.
3 commentsSteve B503/13/19 at 22:04Mat: A handsome coin
22066.jpg
22066 Augustus/ IMP Countermark8 viewsAugustus/Large SC
AE As. 7 BC.
Obv: CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNEC POT,
bare head left
Rev: M SALVIVS OTHO III VIR AAA F F
Legend around large S C.
With IMP monogram countermark.
Mint: Rome 26.1mm 5.4g
RIC I (second edition) Augustus 431
1 commentsBlayne W03/13/19 at 20:31Jay GT4: Nice countermark
1216_P_Hadrian_RPC3689_7.jpg
3689 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing22 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689.7 (this coin)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Eagle standing l. on leg and thigh of animal

13.96 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Classical Numismatic Group XVII (29 September 1993), lot 1301
5 commentsokidoki03/13/19 at 20:31Jay GT4: Oh yeah
AntoninusPius-RIC_178.jpg
Antoninus Pius - Denarius, Felicitas COS IIII11 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 148-49 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII; Laureate head of Antoninus r.

Reverse: COS IIII; Felicitas stg. Facing l. holding long caduceus in r., cornucopia in L

Mint: Rome
Weight:
Reference: RIC Vol III, 178
Provenance: Purchased at Spink & Sons, London, June 25, 1981.

GVF, Early die state both Obv, and Rev. Perfect old gray cabinet toning.
3 commentsSteve B503/13/19 at 20:30Jay GT4: Beautiful coin
052_Plautilla_RIC_IV-I_359,_AR-Den,_PLAVTILLAE_AVGVSTAE,_CONCORDIA_AVG_G,_RSC-2,_BMC-_Laodicea_mint_202_AD,_Limes,_Q-001,_0h,_17-18mm,_2,30g-sa~0.jpg
052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 359 (Caracalla), Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), AE-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #139 views052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 359 (Caracalla), Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), AE-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right, hair coiled in vertical or horizontal ridges and fastened in a bun.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 2,30g, axis: 0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-359 (Caracalla), RSC-2, BMC-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/13/19 at 19:53Mat: A nice example
1216_P_Hadrian_RPC3689_7.jpg
3689 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing22 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689.7 (this coin)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Eagle standing l. on leg and thigh of animal

13.96 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Classical Numismatic Group XVII (29 September 1993), lot 1301
5 commentsokidoki03/13/19 at 19:51Mat: Great stuff
Caligula4Caesarea0341_(1).jpg
Caligula (37-41 A.D.)34 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMat03/13/19 at 17:53Jay GT4: Great find!
1216_P_Hadrian_RPC3689_7.jpg
3689 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing22 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689.7 (this coin)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Eagle standing l. on leg and thigh of animal

13.96 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Classical Numismatic Group XVII (29 September 1993), lot 1301
5 commentsokidoki03/13/19 at 17:49shanxi: nice coin, nice pedigree
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Caligula (37-41 A.D.)34 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMat03/13/19 at 17:42quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
052_Plautilla_RIC_IV-I_359,_AR-Den,_PLAVTILLAE_AVGVSTAE,_CONCORDIA_AVG_G,_RSC-2,_BMC-_Laodicea_mint_202_AD,_Limes,_Q-001,_0h,_17-18mm,_2,30g-sa.jpg
052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 359 (Caracalla), Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), AE-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #139 views052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 359 (Caracalla), Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), AE-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right, hair coiled in vertical or horizontal ridges and fastened in a bun.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 2,30g, axis: 0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-359 (Caracalla), RSC-2, BMC-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/13/19 at 17:18okidoki: Nice Joe
Caligula4Caesarea0341_(1).jpg
Caligula (37-41 A.D.)34 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMat03/13/19 at 17:07Randygeki(h2): Sweet b-day gift Mat!
T-2381_107_Severina,_AE-Ant_,_SEVERINAE_AVG(E2),_CONCORDIAE_MILITVM(C3),_XXIQ,_RIC-13,_Siscia,_iss-9,_ph-1,_off-4,_274-275_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_22,4-23,8mm,_4,42g-s.jpg
107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2381 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXIQ, Concordia standing left, #147 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2381 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXIQ, Concordia standing left, #1
avers: SEVERIN AE AVG, Diademed (high bun), draped bust right on crescent. (E2)
reverse: CONCOR DIAE M ILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding the standard in each hand. (Concordia 3)
exergue: -/-//XXIQ, diameter: 22,4-23,8mm, weight: 4,42g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, Issue 9, ph-1, off-4, date: 274-275 A.D., ref: RIC-13, T-2381 (Estiot), LV-8816
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans03/13/19 at 10:59Barnaba6: beautiful!
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01 Constans17 viewsAe 24 5.5g
DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, clutching the horse's neck. ALEA in ex.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/13/19 at 09:17maridvnvm: A super find.
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RIC 0388 Vespasianus47 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/Sestertius (32.89 mm 26.97 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 388 (R2), BMCRE 623, BNF 611
ex Meister & Sonntag Auktion 14 Lot 599
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/13/19 at 07:18David Atherton: Nice example.
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RIC 0490 Domitianus38 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS DES II, laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/As (27.88 mm 10.71 g 6h) Struck In Rome 72 A.D.
RIC 490 (R2), BMCRE 646, BNF 639 (Vespasian)
ex iNumis VSO 9 lot 137
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/13/19 at 06:15quadrans: Another nice piece
RIC_388_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0388 Vespasianus47 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/Sestertius (32.89 mm 26.97 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 388 (R2), BMCRE 623, BNF 611
ex Meister & Sonntag Auktion 14 Lot 599
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/13/19 at 06:15quadrans: Nice piece..
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22048 Licinius I/Jupiter10 viewsLicinius I/Jupiter
Obv: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG,
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN,
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left.
I in right field.
ANT in Exergue
Mint: Antioch 19.0mm 4.0 g
RIC VII Antioch 17; Sear 15253. R3
2 commentsBlayne W03/13/19 at 05:56quadrans: Nice piece..
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Probus Antoninianus12 viewsProbus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C PROBVS · P · F · AVG
Radiate bust right

Reverse:
TEMPOR FELICIT
Felicitas standing left with long cadeus, 'B' to left

Lugdunum
2 commentsHarry G03/13/19 at 05:41quadrans: Nice piece..
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Aurelian Antoninianus11 viewsAurelian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate bust right

Reverse:
PROVIDEN DEOR
Fides standing left with two standards, Sol standing left with globe. QXXT in exergue.

Ticinum

RIC 152
2 commentsHarry G03/13/19 at 05:41quadrans: Nice piece..
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Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus10 viewsClaudius II Gothicus Antoninianus

Obverse:
DIVO CLAVDIO
Radiate head right

Reverse:
CONSECRATIO
Altar, lit. 'T' in exergue
2 commentsHarry G03/13/19 at 05:40quadrans: I agree nice...
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC 23mm 17.19 g Jenkins 115 O34/R6816 viewsCharioteer driving walking quadriga right,above Nike flying right crowning the horses/Forepart of man-headed bull {Gelas}right.3 commentsGrant H03/13/19 at 03:54Jay GT4: Woah!
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RIC 0490 Domitianus38 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS DES II, laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/As (27.88 mm 10.71 g 6h) Struck In Rome 72 A.D.
RIC 490 (R2), BMCRE 646, BNF 639 (Vespasian)
ex iNumis VSO 9 lot 137
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/13/19 at 03:53Jay GT4: Wow that's nice Roberto
RIC_388_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0388 Vespasianus47 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/Sestertius (32.89 mm 26.97 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 388 (R2), BMCRE 623, BNF 611
ex Meister & Sonntag Auktion 14 Lot 599
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/12/19 at 21:40Jay GT4: Wonderful! A kindly portrait with a slight smile
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22048 Licinius I/Jupiter10 viewsLicinius I/Jupiter
Obv: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG,
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN,
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left.
I in right field.
ANT in Exergue
Mint: Antioch 19.0mm 4.0 g
RIC VII Antioch 17; Sear 15253. R3
2 commentsBlayne W03/12/19 at 21:39Jay GT4: Great desert patina
Aurelian.png
Aurelian Antoninianus11 viewsAurelian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate bust right

Reverse:
PROVIDEN DEOR
Fides standing left with two standards, Sol standing left with globe. QXXT in exergue.

Ticinum

RIC 152
2 commentsHarry G03/12/19 at 21:38Jay GT4: Bold strike
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Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus10 viewsClaudius II Gothicus Antoninianus

Obverse:
DIVO CLAVDIO
Radiate head right

Reverse:
CONSECRATIO
Altar, lit. 'T' in exergue
2 commentsHarry G03/12/19 at 21:38Jay GT4: Very nice
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Titus as Caesar RIC 43145 viewsĆ Sestertius, 25.13g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 431 (R). BMC 636.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in exergue; Titus stg. r., with branch and sceptre, in quadriga r.
Acquired from Wallinmynt, February 2019.

In 71 AD Vespasian and Titus held a double triumph celebrating their victory in the recently concluded Judaean War. The spectacular triumph was held a few days after Titus' arrival from the East in June and could be viewed as his effective homecoming party. Mary Beard has shrewdly observed that the triumph served as 'the Flavian coronation, the official launch party and press night of the Flavian dynasty.' It was the first time after Vespasian's rise to the purple that the whole family could be seen together by the Roman populace. Vespasian and Titus were identically dressed riding in matching quadrigas while Domitian trotted alongside on a splendid mount. The procession included massive towering floats depicting various 'battles' (one wonders how the makeshift naval battle on the Sea of Galilee was rendered?) that were so enormous many onlookers feared they would topple over. Booty from the destroyed Temple (the famous Menorah for one) along with other Eastern flavoured treasures were on display. Much of these treasures were likely manufactured in Rome for the event - a lavish sham in other words. The war ravaged region really didn't have much to offer in the way of razzmatazz show pieces, even the Temple's coffers were likely depleted by war's end. Despite all this, it cannot be underestimated how important this manufactured spectacle was for the young dynasty. The legitimacy and prestige the triumph provided to the family was worth every propaganda penny the regime spent on it, allowing Vespasian to announce to the world that Titus was his chosen heir. By showcasing his eldest son on an equal footing in the procession, it left little doubt who would succeed after his death. Coins were struck in all metals to commemorate the event. Here is a rare sestertius struck for Titus Caesar in 72 showing him in triumphal dress riding in a triumphal quadriga, the type is more commonly seen in silver from Antioch. The same reverse was identically struck for Vespasian, clear numismatic evidence of Vespasian's intentions for his son. The piece itself serves as a superb memento of the 'Greatest Show on Earth' triumph put on by the Flavian regime in the late First century.

The fine style portrait on the obverse is quite impressive, unmarred by three punch marks from antiquity.
3 commentsDavid Atherton03/12/19 at 13:14FlaviusDomitianus: This type is always very attractive.
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Titus as Caesar RIC 43145 viewsĆ Sestertius, 25.13g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 431 (R). BMC 636.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in exergue; Titus stg. r., with branch and sceptre, in quadriga r.
Acquired from Wallinmynt, February 2019.

In 71 AD Vespasian and Titus held a double triumph celebrating their victory in the recently concluded Judaean War. The spectacular triumph was held a few days after Titus' arrival from the East in June and could be viewed as his effective homecoming party. Mary Beard has shrewdly observed that the triumph served as 'the Flavian coronation, the official launch party and press night of the Flavian dynasty.' It was the first time after Vespasian's rise to the purple that the whole family could be seen together by the Roman populace. Vespasian and Titus were identically dressed riding in matching quadrigas while Domitian trotted alongside on a splendid mount. The procession included massive towering floats depicting various 'battles' (one wonders how the makeshift naval battle on the Sea of Galilee was rendered?) that were so enormous many onlookers feared they would topple over. Booty from the destroyed Temple (the famous Menorah for one) along with other Eastern flavoured treasures were on display. Much of these treasures were likely manufactured in Rome for the event - a lavish sham in other words. The war ravaged region really didn't have much to offer in the way of razzmatazz show pieces, even the Temple's coffers were likely depleted by war's end. Despite all this, it cannot be underestimated how important this manufactured spectacle was for the young dynasty. The legitimacy and prestige the triumph provided to the family was worth every propaganda penny the regime spent on it, allowing Vespasian to announce to the world that Titus was his chosen heir. By showcasing his eldest