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Otacilia Severa (244 - 249 A.D.)25 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
O: MAP ΩTAKIΛ CEOYHPAN CEB. Diademed and draped bust to right on crescent.
R: ΔHMAPX EΞ OYCIAC YΠATO A, SC below, eagle on palm left, tail felt, wings spread, holding wreath in beak.
Antioch Mint, 245 A.D.
11.34g
25mm
McAlee 1088; Prieur 342.
4 commentsMat07/25/17 at 02:06Nicholas Z: Very cool reverse!
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Commodus (177 - 192 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billion Tetradrachm
O: M A KOM ANTW  CEBEVCEB,  laureate head right.
R: Head of Zeus right, LK Z at sides. L KZ=Year 27=(186/187).
11.25g
23mm
Köln 2227; Dattari 3892; Milne 2665 = Emmett 2563.27.
4 commentsMat07/25/17 at 02:05Nicholas Z: Two very cool portraits.
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Charles de Bourbon “Charles X” (1589 - 1590)18 viewsFRANCE, Paris Catholic League Coinage
AR Quart d'ecu
O: CAROLVS. X. D: G. FRANCO. REX, Short cross with fleurs at the ends. Date around, with an initial mark of a cross.
R: . SIT. NOMEN. DOMINI. BENEDICTVM., Crowned arms flanked by II on both sides, with an initial mark of a rose.
30 mm
9.53g
Reference: DuP 1177
2 commentsMat07/25/17 at 02:04Nicholas Z: I really like this French business you are doing. ...
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Aurelian (270 - 275 A.D.)17 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
Egypt, Alexandria
O: A K Λ ΔOM AVΡHΛIANOC CEB, Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
R: Eagle standing right on wreath, head turned left; star above right, L D right. Dated RY 4 (272/3 AD)
11.25g
21mm
Köln 3076; Dattari 5492; Milne 4398 var. (no star); Emmett 3933 var. (same)
4 commentsMat07/25/17 at 02:03Nicholas Z: Really sharp eagle!
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Edward I (1272 - 1307 A.D)10 viewsAR Penny
Class 10c
O: EDWA R ANGL DNS Hy crowned facing bust.
R: /CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR long cross pattée, with trefoil in each quarter.
Canterbury mint
1.3g
19mm
Spink 1410 North 1040
1 commentsMat07/25/17 at 02:02Nicholas Z: That's a pretty nice portrait hiding in there.
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Henry III (1216-1272 A.D.)14 viewsAR Penny
Long Cross type Class 3b
Engraver: Nicholas of St. Albans
O: hЄNRICVS RЄX | III, Crowned facing portrait of King Henry III, 6 pointed star straddles central crown ornament, legend from 12 o'clock.
R: NIC OLE ONL VND, Voided long cross with trefoil of pellets in each angle.
London mint
18mm
1.31g
North 987
2 commentsMat07/25/17 at 02:00Nicholas Z: This is a great penny! I really like the legend a...
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Roman Republic / C. POSTUMIUS Denarius.8 viewsObverse : Bust of Diana draped right, bow and quiver on shoulder.
Reverse : Hound running right, hunting spear below, C.POSTVMI
TA or AT in exergue
Struck 74 BC , Max Diameter 17mm , 4.03 Gr.
EF , well centered and struck and attractive dark toning.
References ; Syd 785.

The hound was a constant companion of Diana in her capacity as the huntress.
2 commentsSam07/24/17 at 13:49Sam: Thank you dear friend ickster .
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MYSIA: Perperene21 viewsMYSIA, Perperene, 4th century BC. AE 10. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΠΕΡ, grape bunch with vines.
SNG France 2310; M. B. Barth - J. Stauber, Die Münzen von Perperene, Epigraphica Anatolica 23 (1994), 3a.

(Tentative Attribution)
1 commentsMolinari07/24/17 at 07:29okidoki: very nice details and looks
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Sicily, Messana, Hare26 viewsSicily, Messana
Litra (420-413 BC)
Obv: Hare leaping right, below scallop shell.
Rev: MEΣ, Legend within wreath
Ag, 0.66g, 14mm
SNG ANS 349
Ex Pecunem Gitbud&Naumann auction 29
3 commentsshanxi07/24/17 at 05:18Leo: very good acquisition, congrats
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Octavian Caesar - AR denarius3 viewsItalian mint
summer 37 BC
head right IMP·CAESAR__DIVI·F·III·VIR·ITER·R·P·C
sacrificial implements: simpulum (ladle), aspergillum (sprinker), ewer (jug), lituus (augural wand) COS·ITER·ET·TER·DESIG
SRCV I 1544, RSC I 91, BMCRR Gaul 116, Crawford 538/1
ex Rauch
1 commentsJohny SYSEL07/24/17 at 04:46ickster: Nice addition!
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Roman Republic / C. POSTUMIUS Denarius.8 viewsObverse : Bust of Diana draped right, bow and quiver on shoulder.
Reverse : Hound running right, hunting spear below, C.POSTVMI
TA or AT in exergue
Struck 74 BC , Max Diameter 17mm , 4.03 Gr.
EF , well centered and struck and attractive dark toning.
References ; Syd 785.

The hound was a constant companion of Diana in her capacity as the huntress.
2 commentsSam07/24/17 at 04:44ickster: Very nice indeed!
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Crispus, Caesar, 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.7 viewsBillon centenionalis, unpublished obverse variant; cf. Bastien Lyon XIII, 155-6 and 159-61; RIC VII Lyons 202 - 204, gF, 1st officina, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, weight 3.451g, maximum diameter 18.8mm, die axis 0o, as caesar, 322 - 323 A.D.; obverse IVL CRISPVS NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust left, spear pointed forward in right, shield in left; reverse BEAT TRAN-Q-LITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOT/IS / XX in three lines, three stars above, PLG in exergue; from the Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection

Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear. David Sear notes, "a previously unpublished variant of the series listed by Bastien (Le Monnayage de l'Atelier de Lyon) on pages 163 and 164, numbers 155-6 and 159-61 (cf. RIC vii, p. 134, 202-4)...good F, rare and interesting as an unpublished obverse variant."
1 commentsJoe Sermarini07/23/17 at 19:30Curtis H2: Very cool
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Follis - RIC VII Trier13210 viewsConstantine I, AE follis, Trier. 317 AD.

IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing right, head left, chlamys
spread over both shoulders, holding globe and raising right
hand.

T-F across fields.
Mintmark BTR

RIC VII Trier 132.
1 commentsMarcelo Leal07/23/17 at 19:28Curtis H2: Just wow!!
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Titus RIC-124A57 viewsAR Denarius, 3.20g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 124A (R3), BMC 61, RSC 313a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with five palmettes, lituus within triangle

A rare variant of the common seat with triangular frame 'pulvinaria' type showing a lituus within the triangle. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes that some specimens of the 3 and 9 palmettes variants show a lituus - with this coin we can now see the 5 palmettes variant does as well.

*Update - This type with lituus has been assigned its own unique RIC number - 124A.*

This denarius was struck possibly to commemorate the religious ceremonies connected to the opening games of the Colosseum.

Despite the wear, a good, solid denarius.
5 commentsDavid Atherton07/23/17 at 12:55David Atherton: Yes Jim, Domitian's first issue also has a the...
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Macedonia, Amphipolis. Hadrian AE204 viewsObv: AY ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС / laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r.
Rev: ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ / Artemis Tauropolos riding on bull, r.
RPC III, 652.
1 commentsancientone07/23/17 at 09:20okidoki: very nice Hadrian
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Corinthia, Corinth10 viewsAR Drachm (14mm, 2.50g)
c. 350-300 B.C.E.

O: Pegasus flying left; Ϙ below

R: Head of Aphrodite left, hair bound in wide band; monogram behind

BCD Corinth -; SNG Copenhagen -; Pozzi 1716. Rare variety
1 commentsSalaethus07/23/17 at 05:15Pharsalos: Very nice example, love the reverse.
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Thessaly, Kierion27 viewsAR Trihemiobol (14mm, 1.30g)
c. 350-325 BCE

O: Laureate head of Zeus right
R: KIEPIEIΩ(retrograde N), Arne kneeling right, head left, playing with astragaloi; Φ to right


BCD Thessaly II 100; SNG Lockett 1549 = Pozzi 1197 = Pozzi (Boutin) 2727
1 commentsSalaethus07/23/17 at 05:13Pharsalos: Beautiful coin!
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CALABRIA, Taras, AR Nomos17 viewsCirca 280-272 BC. (21.5mm, 6.28 g, 10h). Warror, holding shield and two spears, on horse galloping left; ZΩ to right, [A]ΠOΛΛΩ below / Phalanthos, holding grape bunch and distaff, astride dolphin left; ANΘ to left. Vlasto 797; HN Italy 1013. VF, toned.2 commentsLeo07/23/17 at 04:32Curtis H2: Very nice!
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0194, Rome, AR-denarius, PIETATI SENATVS, -/-//C V P P, Commodus and Senator, Scarce!,90 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0194, Rome, AR-denarius, PIETATI SENATVS, -/-//C V P P, Commodus and Senator, Scarce!,
avers:- M-COMM_ANT-P-FEL-AVG-BRIT, Laureate head right
revers:- PIETATI-S-ENATVS,
exerg: -/-//CVPP, diameter: 16-17,5mm, weight: 2,35g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 191 A.D., ref: RIC-III-194, p-387, C-408,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/22/17 at 18:37Vincent: What an interesting type...first time seeing it......
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0196, Rome, AR-denarius, VICTORIAE FELICI, -/-//CVPP, Victory, Scarce!,79 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0196, Rome, AR-denarius, VICTORIAE FELICI, -/-//CVPP, Victory, Scarce!,
avers:- M-COMM-ANT-FEL-AVG-BRIT, Laureate head right.
revers:- VICTORIAE-FELICI/CVPP, Victory advancing let, holding wreath in both hands over two shields set on a low base : CVPP on base.
exerg: -/-//CVPP, diameter: 18 mm, weight: 2,54g, axis: 6h ,
mint: Rome, date: 189 A.D., ref: RIC-III-196, p-387, C-952,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/22/17 at 18:35Vincent: Stunning example! Love the surfaces and type
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0131, Rome, AR-denarius, P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P, Fortuna seated left,308 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0131, Rome, AR-denarius, P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M-COMM-ANT-P-FEL-AVG-BRIT, Laureate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XI-IMP-VII-C-OS-V-P-P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel under chair.
exe: -/-//FORRED, diameter: 16,5-17,5 mm, weight: 2,71 g, axis: 5 h ,
mint: Rome, date: 186 A.D., ref: RIC-III-131 , p-380,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/22/17 at 18:33Vincent: Super coin and just love the style
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Titus RIC-124A57 viewsAR Denarius, 3.20g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 124A (R3), BMC 61, RSC 313a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with five palmettes, lituus within triangle

A rare variant of the common seat with triangular frame 'pulvinaria' type showing a lituus within the triangle. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes that some specimens of the 3 and 9 palmettes variants show a lituus - with this coin we can now see the 5 palmettes variant does as well.

*Update - This type with lituus has been assigned its own unique RIC number - 124A.*

This denarius was struck possibly to commemorate the religious ceremonies connected to the opening games of the Colosseum.

Despite the wear, a good, solid denarius.
5 commentsDavid Atherton07/22/17 at 13:58Jim H: Fascinating!!! Has this been found in any of Domi...
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Domitian RIC 4055 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 40 (R2), BMC -, RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Altar, garlanded and lighted
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, June 2017.

An early rare 'PONT' denarius struck towards the end of 81. The abbreviation 'PONT' for Ponitfex Maximus must have come early in the sequence of titles Domitian employed on his denarii and likely was short lived if its rarity is any indication. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. Interestingly, the obverse legend displays the Greek influenced 'Y' instead of 'V', perhaps evidence of a Greek engraver's handiwork. The altar on the reverse is a carry-over pulvinaria type struck for Domitian as Caesar under Titus, perhaps representing the pulvinar of Vesta and Vulcan.

A sharp VF denarius struck when the dies were fresh. Good early style.

7 commentsDavid Atherton07/22/17 at 13:45Jim H: Interesting theory about the dating. You could be...
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RIC 0854 Domitianus68 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev : ROME ET AVG (in entablature), Temple with two columns, enclosing Augustus, standing front, to left, with spear, crowned by Roma to right, with cornucopia
AR/Cistophorus (26.21 mm 10.008 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 95 A.D.
RIC 854 (R2), RSC-BMCRE- BNF unlisted, RPC II 875
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 35 Lot 804
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/22/17 at 13:43Jim H: Rare and beautiful!
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Henry III (1216-1272 A.D.)14 viewsAR Penny
Long Cross type Class 3b
Engraver: Nicholas of St. Albans
O: hЄNRICVS RЄX | III, Crowned facing portrait of King Henry III, 6 pointed star straddles central crown ornament, legend from 12 o'clock.
R: NIC OLE ONL VND, Voided long cross with trefoil of pellets in each angle.
London mint
18mm
1.31g
North 987
2 commentsMat07/22/17 at 04:52Enodia: nice coin
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Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.17 viewsSilver Denarius, RIC IV 251; RSC III 302; BMCRE V p. 451, 103; Hunter III 27; SRCV II 6834, VF, excellent portrait, slightly off center on a broad flan, some die wear, Rome mint, weight 3.232g, maximum diameter 19.2mm, die axis 180o, 215 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right; reverse P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P (high priest, tribune of the people for 18 years, consul 4 times, father of the country), Aesculapius standing slightly right, head left, leaning on snake-entwined staff in right hand, globe at feet on right.

A beautiful Denarius EX FORVM.
Asclepius is the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts, while his daughters Hygieia, Meditrina, Iaso, Aceso, Aglaea and Panacea (literally, "all-healing") symbolize the forces of cleanliness, medicine, and healing.

3 commentsSam07/21/17 at 20:57Sam: Thank you dear friends.
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 888, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KAA, Emperor riding left,89 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 888, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KAA, Emperor riding left,
avers:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated.
revers:- VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exe: -/-//KAA, diameter: 23,0-24,0mm, weight: 3,98g, axis: 6h,
mint: Serdica-4th-emiss, date: 277-or-280-281 A.D., ref: RIC-888, p-114,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/21/17 at 20:33Barnaba6: Very nice!
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Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.17 viewsSilver Denarius, RIC IV 251; RSC III 302; BMCRE V p. 451, 103; Hunter III 27; SRCV II 6834, VF, excellent portrait, slightly off center on a broad flan, some die wear, Rome mint, weight 3.232g, maximum diameter 19.2mm, die axis 180o, 215 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right; reverse P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P (high priest, tribune of the people for 18 years, consul 4 times, father of the country), Aesculapius standing slightly right, head left, leaning on snake-entwined staff in right hand, globe at feet on right.

A beautiful Denarius EX FORVM.
Asclepius is the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts, while his daughters Hygieia, Meditrina, Iaso, Aceso, Aglaea and Panacea (literally, "all-healing") symbolize the forces of cleanliness, medicine, and healing.

3 commentsSam07/21/17 at 14:00Canaan: Strong portrait!!!!
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RIC 0135A Titus48 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII (clockwise), laureate head right
Rev: S C, Mars, helmeted, advancing right, trophy across shoulder in left hand, spear in right
AE/Sestertius (33.45 mm 25.62 g 6h) Struck in Rome early 80 A.D.
Unpublished, same as RIC 135 (R3) yet clockwise obverse legend vs, anticlockwise
Purchased from Lanz on eBay
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/21/17 at 13:29Vincent: Nice tale of the story behind the coin! Cool rever...
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Fragment of seal ring used by/for King Tutankhamun. pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c. 1332–1323 BC)8 views Half of a glazed faience ring bezel.The part of the inscription that survives reads "Prince of Hermonthis", a title used by/for King Tutankhamun.
References: H.R. Hall's Catalogue. Nos 1968 and 1972.
2 commentsCanaan07/21/17 at 10:10Nemonater: Amazing piece!
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BYZANTINE, ISAAC II ANGELUS, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2004 DOC 4 CLBC 7.4.1 9 viewsOBV Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, orans, standing on dais, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper right field


Size 20.mm

Weight 5.3 1gm

DOC lists 16 examples with weights from 1.70gm to 4.36 and sizes 19mm to 24x18mm

Nicest example I have ever seen, just added to my collection, almost perfect except for wear on the Virgins face VF/EF
1 commentsSimon07/20/17 at 12:30*Alex: Very nice example indeed.
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos17 views(22.5mm, 7.74 g, 1h).
Youth on horse galloping right; EY to left, NIKOΔAMO[Σ] below / Phalanthos, holding kantharos and distaff, riding dolphin left; ZOP and gazelle below. Vlasto 704; cf. HN Italy 970/958. Near EF, deep iridescent tone, a hint of porosity. Well centered on a broad flan.
1 commentsLeo07/20/17 at 03:14Curtis H2: Beautiful coin!!
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Aurelian (270 - 275 A.D.)17 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
Egypt, Alexandria
O: A K Λ ΔOM AVΡHΛIANOC CEB, Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
R: Eagle standing right on wreath, head turned left; star above right, L D right. Dated RY 4 (272/3 AD)
11.25g
21mm
Köln 3076; Dattari 5492; Milne 4398 var. (no star); Emmett 3933 var. (same)
4 commentsMat07/19/17 at 14:11David Atherton: Beautiful tet!
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Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.17 viewsSilver Denarius, RIC IV 251; RSC III 302; BMCRE V p. 451, 103; Hunter III 27; SRCV II 6834, VF, excellent portrait, slightly off center on a broad flan, some die wear, Rome mint, weight 3.232g, maximum diameter 19.2mm, die axis 180o, 215 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right; reverse P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P (high priest, tribune of the people for 18 years, consul 4 times, father of the country), Aesculapius standing slightly right, head left, leaning on snake-entwined staff in right hand, globe at feet on right.

A beautiful Denarius EX FORVM.
Asclepius is the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts, while his daughters Hygieia, Meditrina, Iaso, Aceso, Aglaea and Panacea (literally, "all-healing") symbolize the forces of cleanliness, medicine, and healing.

3 commentsSam07/19/17 at 11:15Jay GT4: Great style!
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Constantius II FEL TEMP40 viewsObv: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO ; soldier spearing fallen Persian horseman.
1 commentsTanit07/19/17 at 09:50Randygeki(h2): Nery neat
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146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Aquilea, RIC VIII 099, -/-//AQT•, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, #1128 views146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), Aquilea, RIC VIII 099, -/-//AQT•, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, #1
avers:- DN-CONSTA-NS-PF-AVG, Draped, diademed, bust right.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner, in the stern sits Victory, seering the ship.
exerg: -/-//AQT•, diameter: 22-25mm, weight: 4,03g, axes: 11h,
mint: Aquilea, date: 348-350 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 099, p-323,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/19/17 at 09:47Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Thrace, Perinthos. Severus Alexander AE175 viewsObv: M AYP CE ALEXANDROC / Bust r.
Rev: PERINQIWN DIC NEWKORWN / agonistic urn.
1 commentsancientone07/19/17 at 09:29Randygeki(h2): Thats neat!
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Aurelian (270 - 275 A.D.)17 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
Egypt, Alexandria
O: A K Λ ΔOM AVΡHΛIANOC CEB, Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
R: Eagle standing right on wreath, head turned left; star above right, L D right. Dated RY 4 (272/3 AD)
11.25g
21mm
Köln 3076; Dattari 5492; Milne 4398 var. (no star); Emmett 3933 var. (same)
4 commentsMat07/19/17 at 06:29okidoki: very nice details and looks
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Aurelian (270 - 275 A.D.)17 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
Egypt, Alexandria
O: A K Λ ΔOM AVΡHΛIANOC CEB, Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
R: Eagle standing right on wreath, head turned left; star above right, L D right. Dated RY 4 (272/3 AD)
11.25g
21mm
Köln 3076; Dattari 5492; Milne 4398 var. (no star); Emmett 3933 var. (same)
4 commentsMat07/19/17 at 06:20Randygeki(h2): Looks nice. Cool score Mat
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Titus RIC-51665 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.55g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC 516 (R), BMC 149, RSC 398 , RPC 861 (4 spec.)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
Ex CNG E400, 28 June 2017, lot 609.

A small issue of Asian cistophori were struck under Titus in 80 or 81 AD. Style and the six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the likely mint. Two types were coined for Titus - Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and Aquila between two standards. These are the only coins of Titus that are identifiable as being struck after the fire of 80 since one of the types commemorates the restoration of the Capitoline Temple. The issue continued into Domitian's reign with the same two reverse types. The fact that Titus' cistophori are much rarer than those of Domitian may indicate they were struck near the end of Titus' reign in 81 rather than 80. The aquila between two standards copies similar reverse types from Nero's denarii and the bronze of Galba. The portraits on Titus' cistophori are in the same style as his pulvinaria denarii.

Struck in fine Roman style. Golden toned with hints of a rainbow hue.
9 commentsDavid Atherton07/19/17 at 04:56ickster: Nice toning on a great example. Congrats!
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RPC-1646-Vespasian23 viewsAR Drachm, 3.09g
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 74-75 AD
RPC 1646 (2 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄYOYC ЄBΔOMOY; Mt Argaeus; on summit, radiate figure standing l., globe in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand
Ex London Ancient Coins Auction A1, 3 July 2017, lot 45.

A fairly rare drachm from Caesarea, Cappadocia. Struck in 'local' style with a 12 o'clock die axis. Ironically, the Mt. Argaeus type is more commonly seen in 'Roman' Style.

Worn, but the major devices are still intact.
4 commentsDavid Atherton07/18/17 at 16:02Mat: I like the portrait
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Herakleia, Lucania31 views281-278 BC
AR Drachm (16.5mm, 3.82g)
O: Head of Athena, three-quarters facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Scylla throwing stone; Φ behind.
R: Owl with wings closed, standing right on olive branch; club to right, |-HPAKΛEIΩN above, ΣΩΣI to left.
Van Keuren 114; HN Italy 1411
Scarce
ex NAC

The colony of Herakleia was a joint venture between the cities of Taras and Thurii, founded in 432 BC and intended to encourage peace between the two embattled polis’ and show a united front against the indigenous tribes of southern Italy. To this end Herakleia became the center of the newly formed Italiote League, probably around 380. This alliance consisted of emissaries from the Greek cities of Kroton, Metapontum, Velia, Thurii, and most notably Taras.
A century later, the period of this coin, Pyrrhus defeated the Roman Consul Laevinius near here, causing the Romans to try a different strategy. A political treaty was struck in 278, granting very favorable terms to the Greek city, and Herakleia became an ally of Rome. As a result the headquarters of the Italiote League was moved to Taras.
7 commentsEnodia07/18/17 at 11:56Leo: The type we can not see often, nice acquisition, c...
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RIC 0135A Titus48 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII (clockwise), laureate head right
Rev: S C, Mars, helmeted, advancing right, trophy across shoulder in left hand, spear in right
AE/Sestertius (33.45 mm 25.62 g 6h) Struck in Rome early 80 A.D.
Unpublished, same as RIC 135 (R3) yet clockwise obverse legend vs, anticlockwise
Purchased from Lanz on eBay
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/18/17 at 11:37Jay GT4: Always liked the Mars reverse types. Great info C...
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EB0390 Nero AE As12 viewsNero AE As
Obv: Bare head right, small globe at point of neck, IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P
Rev: Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed SPQR, large S-C at sides
Refs: RIC 543? RIC I 312?
Diameter 28mm, Weight 11.004g
2 commentsEB07/18/17 at 11:35Jay GT4: Very nice
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Fragment of seal ring used by/for King Tutankhamun. pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c. 1332–1323 BC)8 views Half of a glazed faience ring bezel.The part of the inscription that survives reads "Prince of Hermonthis", a title used by/for King Tutankhamun.
References: H.R. Hall's Catalogue. Nos 1968 and 1972.
2 commentsCanaan07/18/17 at 11:34Jay GT4: Very cool!
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)5 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.18 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 109-96/5 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust left, wearing pellet-ending torque around neck, long full beard, circle of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King of Kings Arsaces God Manifest). References: Sellwood #27.1; Shore #85; Sunrise #293.2 commentsmuseumguy07/18/17 at 06:59Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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RPC-1646-Vespasian23 viewsAR Drachm, 3.09g
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 74-75 AD
RPC 1646 (2 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄYOYC ЄBΔOMOY; Mt Argaeus; on summit, radiate figure standing l., globe in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand
Ex London Ancient Coins Auction A1, 3 July 2017, lot 45.

A fairly rare drachm from Caesarea, Cappadocia. Struck in 'local' style with a 12 o'clock die axis. Ironically, the Mt. Argaeus type is more commonly seen in 'Roman' Style.

Worn, but the major devices are still intact.
4 commentsDavid Atherton07/18/17 at 06:59Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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CALABRIA, Taras, AR Nomos17 viewsCirca 280-272 BC. (21.5mm, 6.28 g, 10h). Warror, holding shield and two spears, on horse galloping left; ZΩ to right, [A]ΠOΛΛΩ below / Phalanthos, holding grape bunch and distaff, astride dolphin left; ANΘ to left. Vlasto 797; HN Italy 1013. VF, toned.2 commentsLeo07/18/17 at 06:59Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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Antiochos I Soter 5 views
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. 281-261 BC. Ć . Antioch mint. Anchor on boss of Macedonian shield / Elephant standing right; monogram and [club] above, jawbone in exergue. SC 341; HGC 9, 195.
1 commentsecoli07/18/17 at 06:58Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Justinian I. Ć Follis17 viewsJustinian I. 527-565. Ć Follis (36mm, 19.57 g, 7h). Cyzicus mint, 2nd officina. Dated RY 19 (545/6). Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right / Large M; A/N/N/O - X/ЧI/II/I (date) across field, cross above; B//KYZ. DOC 171b.1; MIBE 120a; SB 207. Attractive emerald green patina.

From the Iconodule Collection.
1 commentsCurtis H207/18/17 at 06:57Randygeki(h2): A splendid coin
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Hadrian Fourée Denarius 132-34 AD Tranquilitas standing right, Eastern mint6 viewsReference.
cf RIC 222

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Laureate head right

Rev. Rev. TRANQVILLITAS AVG COS III P P.
Tranquillitas standing right, holding sceptre, resting left elbow on column.

2.55 gr
17 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki07/18/17 at 06:56Randygeki(h2): neat fouree
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THRACE, MARONEIA3 views400-350 BC
AE 13 mm; 2.04 g
Obverse: Horse prancing right, monogram below
Reverse: MAP-ΩNI-TΩN; Grape vine with four grape clusters, within linear square border
SNG Copenhagen 632
1 commentslaney07/18/17 at 06:55Randygeki(h2): a neat little ae
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RIC 1085 Domitianus28 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head left
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, resting on column, feeding snake aout of patera
AR/Denarius (17.40 mm 3.220 g 6h) Struck in Rome 79 A.D.
RIC 1085 (R2 Vespasian), RSC 385, BMCRE unlisted, BNF 238 (Vespasian)
Purchased on eBay from Ian Roper
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/18/17 at 06:41David Atherton: Excellent!
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RPC-1646-Vespasian23 viewsAR Drachm, 3.09g
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 74-75 AD
RPC 1646 (2 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄYOYC ЄBΔOMOY; Mt Argaeus; on summit, radiate figure standing l., globe in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand
Ex London Ancient Coins Auction A1, 3 July 2017, lot 45.

A fairly rare drachm from Caesarea, Cappadocia. Struck in 'local' style with a 12 o'clock die axis. Ironically, the Mt. Argaeus type is more commonly seen in 'Roman' Style.

Worn, but the major devices are still intact.
4 commentsDavid Atherton07/18/17 at 06:04okidoki: Nice
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Huszár 841, Pohl 255-19, Unger 673o, Réthy II 306A, dated 1525.6 viewsHungary. Louis/Lajos II (1516-1526). AR denar, .55 gr., 15.29 mm. max., 180°.

Obv: LVDOVICVS * R * VNGARI * 1525 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon.

Rev: PATRONA * – * VNGARIE, Crowned Madonna with infant Jesus to her right, K–B (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1516-1527 (per Huszár, Pohl & Unger). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz/Körmöcbánya, now Kremnica, Slovakia, by Bernhard Beheim, who was appointed kammergraf by Queen Maria in 1524, and remained kammergraf through 1545 (per Pohl).
1 commentsStkp07/18/17 at 04:57quadrans: Another nice coin
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Huszár 811, Pohl 253-4, Unger 646c, Réthy II 278A, dated 1514.6 viewsHungary. Wladislaus/Ulászló II (1490-1516). AR denar, .55 gr., 15.87 mm. max.,180°.

Obv: WLADISLAI * R * VNGARIE * 1514 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon.

Rev: PATRONA * – * VNGARIE, Crowned Madonna with infant Jesus to her right, K–G (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1503-1518 (per Huszár, Pohl & Unger). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz/Körmöcbánya, now Kremnica, Slovakia, by Georg Thurzó, kammergraf, (per Pohl).

Huszár rarity rating 4/Pohl rarity rating 5.
1 commentsStkp07/18/17 at 04:57quadrans: Nice coin
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RPC-1646-Vespasian23 viewsAR Drachm, 3.09g
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 74-75 AD
RPC 1646 (2 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄYOYC ЄBΔOMOY; Mt Argaeus; on summit, radiate figure standing l., globe in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand
Ex London Ancient Coins Auction A1, 3 July 2017, lot 45.

A fairly rare drachm from Caesarea, Cappadocia. Struck in 'local' style with a 12 o'clock die axis. Ironically, the Mt. Argaeus type is more commonly seen in 'Roman' Style.

Worn, but the major devices are still intact.
4 commentsDavid Atherton07/18/17 at 04:17quadrans: Yes interesting and rare coin..
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)5 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.18 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 109-96/5 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust left, wearing pellet-ending torque around neck, long full beard, circle of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King of Kings Arsaces God Manifest). References: Sellwood #27.1; Shore #85; Sunrise #293.2 commentsmuseumguy07/18/17 at 02:18Robert L3: Impressive run of Mithra II pickup's, Steve. ...
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)2 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.9 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Bust of king left, wearing tiara with ear flap and eight-pointed star. Tiara has two rows of beads with half-moon designs between rows. Double-banded diadem with two ribbons attached. Long beard, earring and torque with hippocamp. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) wearing bashlyk and seated right holding bow - five lines of text ("Great King of Kings Arsaces, the Noble"). Reference: Sellwood #28.1.1 commentsmuseumguy07/18/17 at 02:16Robert L3: Excellent example. Congrats.
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Herakleia, Lucania31 views281-278 BC
AR Drachm (16.5mm, 3.82g)
O: Head of Athena, three-quarters facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Scylla throwing stone; Φ behind.
R: Owl with wings closed, standing right on olive branch; club to right, |-HPAKΛEIΩN above, ΣΩΣI to left.
Van Keuren 114; HN Italy 1411
Scarce
ex NAC

The colony of Herakleia was a joint venture between the cities of Taras and Thurii, founded in 432 BC and intended to encourage peace between the two embattled polis’ and show a united front against the indigenous tribes of southern Italy. To this end Herakleia became the center of the newly formed Italiote League, probably around 380. This alliance consisted of emissaries from the Greek cities of Kroton, Metapontum, Velia, Thurii, and most notably Taras.
A century later, the period of this coin, Pyrrhus defeated the Roman Consul Laevinius near here, causing the Romans to try a different strategy. A political treaty was struck in 278, granting very favorable terms to the Greek city, and Herakleia became an ally of Rome. As a result the headquarters of the Italiote League was moved to Taras.
7 commentsEnodia07/18/17 at 00:07Nemonater: A work of art!
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EB0390 Nero AE As12 viewsNero AE As
Obv: Bare head right, small globe at point of neck, IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P
Rev: Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed SPQR, large S-C at sides
Refs: RIC 543? RIC I 312?
Diameter 28mm, Weight 11.004g
2 commentsEB07/17/17 at 21:44Curtis H2: Nice Nero.
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RIC 3, p.276, 768 - Lucilla, Denar, VENVS VICTRIX8 viewsLucilla
Denar, Rome
Obv.: LUCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Lucilla right
Rev.: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and leaning on shield left.
Ag, 3.26g
Ref.: RIC III, p.276, 768, CRE 268 [C]
1 commentsshanxi07/17/17 at 16:13okidoki: sharp Lucilla
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Trajan RIC 1614 viewsTrajan AR Denarius. Rome Mint. ca 106-107 AD. (2.94g, 19mm, 1h) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Mars standing right, holding spear and shield.
Woytek 218f; RIC 161

Ex: Roma Numismatics
1 commentsPaddy07/17/17 at 15:21imperator: great coin wow
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RIC 0135A Titus48 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII (clockwise), laureate head right
Rev: S C, Mars, helmeted, advancing right, trophy across shoulder in left hand, spear in right
AE/Sestertius (33.45 mm 25.62 g 6h) Struck in Rome early 80 A.D.
Unpublished, same as RIC 135 (R3) yet clockwise obverse legend vs, anticlockwise
Purchased from Lanz on eBay
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/17/17 at 14:54curtislclay: From a very rare and interesting issue of sesterti...
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Lucania, Metapontum Nomos11 viewsCirca 340-330, AR 21.5mm., 7.91g. Helmeted head of Leukippos r.; in l. field, lion head r. Rev. Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to l.; club above leaf, AMI below. Johnston class B, 2.3. Historia Numorum Italy 1575.

Finally, I got such a big flan Metapontion Leukippos Nomos~
1 commentsLeo07/17/17 at 09:23okidoki: great looking coin
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866.03 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 118-19 AD Isis5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5145.5; Dattari-Savio Pl. 67, 1395 (this coin); Emmett 866.3

Issue L Γ = year 3

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

Rev. L Γ
Reverse design draped bust of Isis, crowned with taenia, disc and horns, r.

12.37 gr
24 mm
h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
1 commentsokidoki07/17/17 at 08:40shanxi: very nice example
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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, #0181 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
2 commentsquadrans07/16/17 at 23:02Stkp: very nice!!!!!
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Herakleia, Lucania31 views281-278 BC
AR Drachm (16.5mm, 3.82g)
O: Head of Athena, three-quarters facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Scylla throwing stone; Φ behind.
R: Owl with wings closed, standing right on olive branch; club to right, |-HPAKΛEIΩN above, ΣΩΣI to left.
Van Keuren 114; HN Italy 1411
Scarce
ex NAC

The colony of Herakleia was a joint venture between the cities of Taras and Thurii, founded in 432 BC and intended to encourage peace between the two embattled polis’ and show a united front against the indigenous tribes of southern Italy. To this end Herakleia became the center of the newly formed Italiote League, probably around 380. This alliance consisted of emissaries from the Greek cities of Kroton, Metapontum, Velia, Thurii, and most notably Taras.
A century later, the period of this coin, Pyrrhus defeated the Roman Consul Laevinius near here, causing the Romans to try a different strategy. A political treaty was struck in 278, granting very favorable terms to the Greek city, and Herakleia became an ally of Rome. As a result the headquarters of the Italiote League was moved to Taras.
7 commentsEnodia07/16/17 at 19:12okidoki: great looking coin
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890.08 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 123-24 AD Sarapis bust on eagle6 viewsReference.
RPC III 5442.3 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 69, 1466 (this coin).

Issue L H = year 8

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with aegis

Rev. L Η
Draped bust of Sarapis, wearing kalathos, facing; below, eagle standing facing, head l., with outstretched wings.

11.93 gr
23 mm
h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
1 commentsokidoki07/16/17 at 18:26Canaan: Great tet, congrats Eric
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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, #0181 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
2 commentsquadrans07/16/17 at 17:32Enodia: a nice specimen with great detail.
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RIC 1085 Domitianus28 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head left
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, resting on column, feeding snake aout of patera
AR/Denarius (17.40 mm 3.220 g 6h) Struck in Rome 79 A.D.
RIC 1085 (R2 Vespasian), RSC 385, BMCRE unlisted, BNF 238 (Vespasian)
Purchased on eBay from Ian Roper
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/16/17 at 09:49Randygeki(h2): nice find
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Alexander I Balas5 views
SELEUKID EMPIRE. Alexander I Balas. 152-145 BC. Ć Quasi-municipal issue. Apameia on the Axios mint. Dated SE 163 (150/49 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus standing left, holding helmet and scepter; monogram and ΓΞP (date) to left
1 commentsecoli07/16/17 at 09:48Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 661, Siscia, CONCORDIA AVG, Bust-F, -/VI//XXI, Concordia standing left,73 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 661, Siscia, CONCORDIA AVG, Bust-F, -/VI//XXI, Concordia standing left,
avers:- IMP PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers:- CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/VI//XXI, diameter: 20,5-21,0 mm, weight: 3,68g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, 7th emission of Siscia, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-661, p-88, Alföldi type 22 No 26,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/16/17 at 09:47Randygeki(h2): Very nice portrait
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Herakleia, Lucania31 views281-278 BC
AR Drachm (16.5mm, 3.82g)
O: Head of Athena, three-quarters facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Scylla throwing stone; Φ behind.
R: Owl with wings closed, standing right on olive branch; club to right, |-HPAKΛEIΩN above, ΣΩΣI to left.
Van Keuren 114; HN Italy 1411
Scarce
ex NAC

The colony of Herakleia was a joint venture between the cities of Taras and Thurii, founded in 432 BC and intended to encourage peace between the two embattled polis’ and show a united front against the indigenous tribes of southern Italy. To this end Herakleia became the center of the newly formed Italiote League, probably around 380. This alliance consisted of emissaries from the Greek cities of Kroton, Metapontum, Velia, Thurii, and most notably Taras.
A century later, the period of this coin, Pyrrhus defeated the Roman Consul Laevinius near here, causing the Romans to try a different strategy. A political treaty was struck in 278, granting very favorable terms to the Greek city, and Herakleia became an ally of Rome. As a result the headquarters of the Italiote League was moved to Taras.
7 commentsEnodia07/16/17 at 09:47Randygeki(h2): Oh nice! A lovely addition
RIC_123_112_Probus_AE-Ant_IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_AVG-(C)_SALVS_AVG_B_RIC-123_9th-em_Lugdunum-I-VIII_Basten-No_392-AD_Q-001_5h_20,5-22mm_3,92g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 123, Lugdunum, SALVS AVG, Bust C, -/-//--, Salus standing left,84 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 123, Lugdunum, SALVS AVG, Bust C, -/-//--, Salus standing left,
avers:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. (C)
revers:- SALVS AVG, Salus standing left, feeding serpent rising from altar, holding patera and sceptre. In right field B.
exerg: -/B//--, diameter: 20,5-22,0 mm, weight: 3,92g, axis:5h,
mint: Lugdunum, 9th emiss, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 123, p-27, Bastien 392,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/16/17 at 09:46Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Gallienus, Antoninianus27 viewsRome mint, 7th officina, AD 267-268
GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking right, drawing bow. Z at exergue
2.41 gr
Ref : Cohen # 72, RCV # 10177, Göbl # 735b, RIC # 163
5 commentsPotator II07/16/17 at 09:44Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
890_P_Hadrian_RPC2954_7.jpg
2954 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian AE 120-21 AD Athena standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III 2954.7; vA 6537

Issue Year 5

Obv. ΕΤ Ε
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΤΥΑΝΕωΝ
Athena standing l., holding Nike in her r. hand, l. resting on shield and spear

4.23 gr
16 mm
h

Note.
Gorny and Mosch 212, 2 March 2013, lot 2512
2 commentsokidoki07/16/17 at 09:43Randygeki(h2): Indeed, a great little addition!
RI_170cn_img.jpg
170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 13515 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward clutching horse's neck
Minted in Antioch (G | _ //ANS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 135
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/16/17 at 09:36Randygeki(h2): Amazing deatail
RI_175w_img.jpg
175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Constantinople 122 9 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards emperor
Minted in Constantinople (dot //CONSTh),
Reference:– RIC VIII Constantinople 122 (C3)
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/16/17 at 09:30Randygeki(h2): I like this on too
RI_175v_img.jpg
175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 106 var10 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (//SMKE),
Reference:– RIC VIII Cyzicus 106 var (Unlisted officina 106 is S)
2 commentsmaridvnvm07/16/17 at 09:25Randygeki(h2): Nice find! looks like it has a nice solid patina t...
RI_170di_img.jpg
170 - Constantius II - AE3/4 - RIC VIII Antioch 19110 viewsAE3/4
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bare headed and bearded and falls forward clutching his horse.
Minted in Antioch (M | _ //ANTheta).
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 191 (C3)
2 commentsmaridvnvm07/16/17 at 09:23Randygeki(h2): Nice. Almost got this one my self
RI_170df_img.jpg
170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 0716 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, holding globe in right hand
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Nicomedia (* | _ //SMNG).
Reference:- RIC VIII Nicomedia 71 (C)
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/16/17 at 09:23Randygeki(h2): Cool. Just ordered a Nicomedia captive myself.
RI_170dh_img.jpg
170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Heraclea 0828 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed.
Minted in Heraclea (G | _ // SMHB).
Reference:- RIC VIII Heraclea 82 (C2)
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/16/17 at 09:00Randygeki(h2): A good example. Whats the weight on it? Heraclea s...
RI_170dg_img.jpg
170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 106 var 9 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward clutching his horse. his hair is tied in a top-knot.
Minted in Constantinople (G | dot | _ //CONSD).
Reference:- RIC VIII Constantinople 106 var (106 is C3, Phrygian Cap)
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/16/17 at 08:59Randygeki(h2): Nice one!
890_P_Hadrian_RPC2954_7.jpg
2954 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian AE 120-21 AD Athena standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III 2954.7; vA 6537

Issue Year 5

Obv. ΕΤ Ε
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΤΥΑΝΕωΝ
Athena standing l., holding Nike in her r. hand, l. resting on shield and spear

4.23 gr
16 mm
h

Note.
Gorny and Mosch 212, 2 March 2013, lot 2512
2 commentsokidoki07/16/17 at 08:27quadrans: Nice small piece..
Herakleia_Owl.JPG
Herakleia, Lucania31 views281-278 BC
AR Drachm (16.5mm, 3.82g)
O: Head of Athena, three-quarters facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Scylla throwing stone; Φ behind.
R: Owl with wings closed, standing right on olive branch; club to right, |-HPAKΛEIΩN above, ΣΩΣI to left.
Van Keuren 114; HN Italy 1411
Scarce
ex NAC

The colony of Herakleia was a joint venture between the cities of Taras and Thurii, founded in 432 BC and intended to encourage peace between the two embattled polis’ and show a united front against the indigenous tribes of southern Italy. To this end Herakleia became the center of the newly formed Italiote League, probably around 380. This alliance consisted of emissaries from the Greek cities of Kroton, Metapontum, Velia, Thurii, and most notably Taras.
A century later, the period of this coin, Pyrrhus defeated the Roman Consul Laevinius near here, causing the Romans to try a different strategy. A political treaty was struck in 278, granting very favorable terms to the Greek city, and Herakleia became an ally of Rome. As a result the headquarters of the Italiote League was moved to Taras.
7 commentsEnodia07/16/17 at 08:26quadrans: Huhhh, great coin and details..
RI_175v_img.jpg
175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 106 var10 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (//SMKE),
Reference:– RIC VIII Cyzicus 106 var (Unlisted officina 106 is S)
2 commentsmaridvnvm07/16/17 at 08:22quadrans: Nice one
RI_170di_img.jpg
170 - Constantius II - AE3/4 - RIC VIII Antioch 19110 viewsAE3/4
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bare headed and bearded and falls forward clutching his horse.
Minted in Antioch (M | _ //ANTheta).
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 191 (C3)
2 commentsmaridvnvm07/16/17 at 08:22quadrans: Interesting piece
RIC_V_1085_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 1085 Domitianus28 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head left
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, resting on column, feeding snake aout of patera
AR/Denarius (17.40 mm 3.220 g 6h) Struck in Rome 79 A.D.
RIC 1085 (R2 Vespasian), RSC 385, BMCRE unlisted, BNF 238 (Vespasian)
Purchased on eBay from Ian Roper
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/16/17 at 07:58quadrans: Nice rare left bust type..
Herakleia_Owl.JPG
Herakleia, Lucania31 views281-278 BC
AR Drachm (16.5mm, 3.82g)
O: Head of Athena, three-quarters facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Scylla throwing stone; Φ behind.
R: Owl with wings closed, standing right on olive branch; club to right, |-HPAKΛEIΩN above, ΣΩΣI to left.
Van Keuren 114; HN Italy 1411
Scarce
ex NAC

The colony of Herakleia was a joint venture between the cities of Taras and Thurii, founded in 432 BC and intended to encourage peace between the two embattled polis’ and show a united front against the indigenous tribes of southern Italy. To this end Herakleia became the center of the newly formed Italiote League, probably around 380. This alliance consisted of emissaries from the Greek cities of Kroton, Metapontum, Velia, Thurii, and most notably Taras.
A century later, the period of this coin, Pyrrhus defeated the Roman Consul Laevinius near here, causing the Romans to try a different strategy. A political treaty was struck in 278, granting very favorable terms to the Greek city, and Herakleia became an ally of Rome. As a result the headquarters of the Italiote League was moved to Taras.
7 commentsEnodia07/16/17 at 03:09Jay GT4: Oh man! Such a beautiful coin!
Herakleia_Owl.JPG
Herakleia, Lucania31 views281-278 BC
AR Drachm (16.5mm, 3.82g)
O: Head of Athena, three-quarters facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Scylla throwing stone; Φ behind.
R: Owl with wings closed, standing right on olive branch; club to right, |-HPAKΛEIΩN above, ΣΩΣI to left.
Van Keuren 114; HN Italy 1411
Scarce
ex NAC

The colony of Herakleia was a joint venture between the cities of Taras and Thurii, founded in 432 BC and intended to encourage peace between the two embattled polis’ and show a united front against the indigenous tribes of southern Italy. To this end Herakleia became the center of the newly formed Italiote League, probably around 380. This alliance consisted of emissaries from the Greek cities of Kroton, Metapontum, Velia, Thurii, and most notably Taras.
A century later, the period of this coin, Pyrrhus defeated the Roman Consul Laevinius near here, causing the Romans to try a different strategy. A political treaty was struck in 278, granting very favorable terms to the Greek city, and Herakleia became an ally of Rome. As a result the headquarters of the Italiote League was moved to Taras.
7 commentsEnodia07/16/17 at 00:12Curtis H2: Wonderful coin!!
889_P_Hadrian_barbarous.JPG
Hadrian Denarius barbarous, 134-38 AD Aequitas standing 14 viewsReference.
cf RIC 80.

Obv. HΛDRIΛNVS ΑVG COS III P.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ΗΛDΡΙΛ Ι PM CΙΛ.
Aequitas standing left with scales and cornucopia next to altar

2.65 gr
18.5 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki07/15/17 at 19:20maridvnvm: Agreed, A really cool find.
constantius_ii_ft_fpls_res.jpg
(0324) CONSTANTIUS II17 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
19 mm 2.71 g
O: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG diademed draped cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO soldier advancing left and spearing a fallen horseman; FPLG in exe.
RIC 184 (scarce to rare)
Lyons mint
2 commentslaney07/15/17 at 19:20maridvnvm: Indeed.
RIC_V_1085_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 1085 Domitianus28 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head left
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, resting on column, feeding snake aout of patera
AR/Denarius (17.40 mm 3.220 g 6h) Struck in Rome 79 A.D.
RIC 1085 (R2 Vespasian), RSC 385, BMCRE unlisted, BNF 238 (Vespasian)
Purchased on eBay from Ian Roper
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/15/17 at 11:40Jay GT4: Nice find
Commodus_AE-Sest_M_COMMODVS_ANTONINVS_AVG_PIVS_P_M_TR_P_VIII_IMP_VI_COS_IIII_P_P_S-C_RIC-368b_C-881-880_Q-001_6h_28,5-29mm_23g-s.jpg
041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0368ba, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII P P, -/-//S-C, Minerva, walking right, #175 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0368ba, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII P P, -/-//S-C, Minerva, walking right, #1
avers:- M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS, Laureate head right.
revers:- P M TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII P P, S-C, Minerva, helmeted, walking right, brandishing javelin and holding round shield.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 28,5-29 mm, weight: 23,0 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 183 A.D., ref: RIC III 368ba, p-410, , C-880-881, Sear 5818,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/15/17 at 10:48FlaviusDomitianus: Nice reverse, carried over from Claudius and Domit...
IMG_2711.JPG
03 Constantius II39 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANA.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/15/17 at 10:02maridvnvm: A very good looking example all round.
IMG_2747.JPG
06 Constantius II27 viewsConstantius II
21mm 5.46g

D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed right/ FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, cltuching , Gamma left
CONSA Star in ex
RIC 81
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/15/17 at 10:02maridvnvm: Really, really nice one.
IMG_2827.JPG
07 Constantius Gallus18 viewsConstantius Gallus.
23mm, 5.45g
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right./ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left,dot SMK Gamma in ex
Cyzikus 97
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/15/17 at 10:01maridvnvm: Silvered! Great.
IMG_2825.JPG
1 Constantius Gallus13 viewsConstantius Gallus
23mm 5.2g
DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor on galley, holding Victory on globe and labarum. Star in upper right field; III in left field. Mintmark: ASIS. RIC VIII Siscia 329.
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/15/17 at 10:01maridvnvm: Nice.
IMG_2842.JPG
13 Constantius II29 viewsConstantius II
Ae2 4.43g
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, dot ASIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 253
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/15/17 at 10:00maridvnvm: Still looking for one of these.
IMG_2909.JPG
03 Constantius II21 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
25 mm, 5.67 g, 12 h)
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier,horses hoof over exerg. line

ANB Antioch 122
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/15/17 at 10:00maridvnvm: Great style. Great quality. Fantastic detail.
IMG_2920.JPG
03 Constantius II22 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, (24mm, 5.55g, 12h)
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANH in ex
Antioch 132
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/15/17 at 09:59maridvnvm: Very nice indeed. Lovely style.
RIC_388_112_Probus_AE-Ant_VIRTVS-PROBI-AV-G-(G)_IOVI_CONSE_RVAT_V-XXT_RIC-388_p-_3rd-em_Ticinum_277-AD_Q-001_6h_21,8-22,3mm_3,40g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 388, Ticinum, IOVI CONSERVAT, Bust type G, -/-//VXXT, Emperor and Jupiter, 150 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 388, Ticinum, IOVI CONSERVAT, Bust type G, -/-//VXXT, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers: VIRTVS PROBI AV G, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (G)
revers: IOVI CONSERVAT, Emperor standing right, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left.
exerg: -/-//VXXT, diameter: 21,8-22,3mm, weight: 3,40g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 3rd. emission, date: 277A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-388, p-60, Bust Type G,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/15/17 at 09:58maridvnvm: Great. I love the bust.
Londinium_RIC_VII_281,_142_Crispus_AE-3-Follis_CRISPVS-NOBIL-C_BEAT-TRA-NQVILTAS_VOT-IS-XX_PLON_p-114_323-4-AD_Q-001_h_mm_gx-s.jpg
142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Londinium, RIC VII 281, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PLON, BEAT TRANQVILTAS, VO/TIS/XX, Globe on altar, 81 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Londinium, RIC VII 281, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PLON, BEAT TRANQVILTAS, VO/TIS/XX, Globe on altar,
avers:- CRISPVS-NOBIL-C, Helmeted and cuirassed bust left, spear pointing forward, shield on arm.
revers:- BEAT-TRA-NQVILTAS, Globe set on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX, above, three stars.
exerg: -/-//PLON, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Londinium, date: 323-324 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-281, p-114,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/15/17 at 09:57maridvnvm: Great bust.
Lugdunum_RIC_VII_086,_142_Crispus_AE-3-Follis_CRISPVS-NOB-CAES-_VICTORIAE-LAET-PRINC-PERP_VOT-PR_P-2captives-L_-p-128_R5_320-AD_Q-001_7h_17-19mm_2,74g-s.jpg
142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VII 086, AE-3 Follis, -/-//P-two captives back-L, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, Two victories facing one another, R5 !!!,89 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VII 086, AE-3 Follis, -/-//P-two captives back-L, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, Two victories facing one another, R5 !!!,
avers:- CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, 5b,B4, Laurate, draped and curiassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIAE-LAET-PRINC-PERP, Two victories facing one another, holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over altar two captives back in exergo and P-L.
exergo: -/-//P-two captives back-L, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 2,74g, axis:7h,
mint: Lugdunum, (Lyon), date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-86, p-128, R5 !!!, altar mint: e,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/15/17 at 09:57maridvnvm: Nice one.
Siscia_RIC_VII_131,_142_Crispus_AE-Follis_IVL-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAES(5)_VIRTVS-EXERCIT(G8l)_VOT-X_S-F-HL_Gamma-SIS-star-in_cresc_p440_2nd-off_320-AD_R5_Q-001_0h_17,4-18,7mm_2,56g-s.jpg
142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 130, AE-3 Follis, S/F over HL/ΓSIS*increscent, R1! #2128 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 130, AE-3 Follis, S/F over HL/ΓSIS*increscent, R1! #2
avers:- IVL-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAESS (5,G8.l.), Laureate, couirassed bust left with spear pointing forward, shield on arm.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, captive seated on ground on either side.
exerg: S/F over HL/ΓSIS*in crescent, diameter: 17,4-18,7mm, weight: 2,56g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 3rd-off, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-130-p-440, R1!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/15/17 at 09:56maridvnvm: A really good looking example.
RIC_922_112_Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG-(C)_CLEMENTIA-TEMP_Bdot_XXI_RIC-922_Antioch_2nd-em_280-AD_Q-001_6h_20,5-21,3mm_3,89gx-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922-3-2, Unspecified Eastern mint, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, B•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter with victory,85 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922-3-2, Unspecified Eastern mint, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, B•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter with victory,
avers:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: B•//XXI, diameter: 20,5-21,3mm, weight: 3,89g, axis: 6h,
mint: Unspecified Eastern mint, 3rd. em., "dotted series" 1st. off., date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 922-1, p-120,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/15/17 at 09:56maridvnvm: Nice find. Great example.
889_P_Hadrian_barbarous.JPG
Hadrian Denarius barbarous, 134-38 AD Aequitas standing 14 viewsReference.
cf RIC 80.

Obv. HΛDRIΛNVS ΑVG COS III P.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ΗΛDΡΙΛ Ι PM CΙΛ.
Aequitas standing left with scales and cornucopia next to altar

2.65 gr
18.5 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki07/15/17 at 09:09Randygeki(h2): Indeed, very cool
constantius_ii_ft_fpls_res.jpg
(0324) CONSTANTIUS II17 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
19 mm 2.71 g
O: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG diademed draped cuirassed bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO soldier advancing left and spearing a fallen horseman; FPLG in exe.
RIC 184 (scarce to rare)
Lyons mint
2 commentslaney07/15/17 at 09:06Randygeki(h2): Nice!
Commodus_AE-Sest_M_COMMODVS_ANTONINVS_AVG_PIVS_P_M_TR_P_VIII_IMP_VI_COS_IIII_P_P_S-C_RIC-368b_C-881-880_Q-001_6h_28,5-29mm_23g-s.jpg
041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0368ba, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII P P, -/-//S-C, Minerva, walking right, #175 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0368ba, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII P P, -/-//S-C, Minerva, walking right, #1
avers:- M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS, Laureate head right.
revers:- P M TR P VIII IMP VI COS IIII P P, S-C, Minerva, helmeted, walking right, brandishing javelin and holding round shield.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 28,5-29 mm, weight: 23,0 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 183 A.D., ref: RIC III 368ba, p-410, , C-880-881, Sear 5818,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/15/17 at 09:01Randygeki(h2): A nice portrait and a good reverse!
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Faience Ushabti20 viewsBeautiful light turquoise faience.

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

64mm; 10.91g

c. 600 BC

Ex-Zurgieh
3 commentsJay GT407/15/17 at 08:59quadrans: Another great piece..
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Faience Ushabti21 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti.

Head band and Basket on reverse, farming tools in hands.


21st Dynasty

1069-945 BC

95mm; 23.34g

Ex-Zurgieh
3 commentsJay GT407/15/17 at 08:54quadrans: Ohh, nice addition
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Commodus 19 viewsCommodus Denarius. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head right wearing lionskin headdress / HER-CVL RO-MAN AV-GV either side of club of Hercules, all in wreath.
RSC 190. RIC 251 Sear 5644
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/15/17 at 08:50quadrans: Cool
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Faience Ushabti20 viewsBeautiful light turquoise faience.

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

64mm; 10.91g

c. 600 BC

Ex-Zurgieh
3 commentsJay GT407/15/17 at 06:46Randygeki(h2): Sweet!
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Faience Ushabti21 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti.

Head band and Basket on reverse, farming tools in hands.


21st Dynasty

1069-945 BC

95mm; 23.34g

Ex-Zurgieh
3 commentsJay GT407/15/17 at 06:45Randygeki(h2): Indeed, very cool
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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Ć Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1729; DOC 8)13 viewsObv.: +LEON bASILEVS ROM; crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia.
Rev.: +LEON / EN QEO bA / SILEVS R / OMEON
1 commentsQuant.Geek07/15/17 at 04:23Curtis H2: Great coin
Shabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti20 viewsBeautiful light turquoise faience.

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

64mm; 10.91g

c. 600 BC

Ex-Zurgieh
3 commentsJay GT407/15/17 at 04:21Curtis H2: Very nice! My wife has several of these.
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Faience Ushabti21 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti.

Head band and Basket on reverse, farming tools in hands.


21st Dynasty

1069-945 BC

95mm; 23.34g

Ex-Zurgieh
3 commentsJay GT407/15/17 at 04:19Curtis H2: Cool!!
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 117 11 viewsAE2
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and 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; (B | _ //RE), A.D. 348 - A.D. 350
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 117 (R)
2 commentsmaridvnvm07/15/17 at 03:40Jay GT4: Lovely looks like fresh dies
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)5 viewsSize/Metal: AR20; Weight: 3.80 grams; Mint: Rhagae; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Bust of king left, wearing diadem and earring. King has long beard and torque ending with pellet; Reverse: Seated archer wearing bashlyk right holding bow. 4 line linear legend with additional words on a curve to left - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Of the Great King of Kings Arsaces, the Noble). References: Sellwood #27.1; Shore 85.1 commentsmuseumguy07/15/17 at 01:06Curtis H2: Nice!
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Provence - Comté de Provence, Robert d'Anjou (1309-1343),France.3 viewsSol coronat, argent, 2,14 g, frappé vers 1339 en Avignon ou St Rémy
A/ + R IE R ET SICIL REX, couronne dans le champ.
R/ COM / ESP / VIN / CIE, croix cantonnée de lis coupant la légende.
Réfs : Boudeau 833 ; Poey d'Avant 3988.
1 commentsGabalor07/14/17 at 14:56Callimachus: Nice coin !
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03 Constantius II22 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, (24mm, 5.55g, 12h)
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANH in ex
Antioch 132
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/14/17 at 13:28laney: Splendid detail on the reverse.
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Hadrian Denarius barbarous, 134-38 AD Aequitas standing 14 viewsReference.
cf RIC 80.

Obv. HΛDRIΛNVS ΑVG COS III P.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ΗΛDΡΙΛ Ι PM CΙΛ.
Aequitas standing left with scales and cornucopia next to altar

2.65 gr
18.5 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki07/14/17 at 13:16Mat: Neat find, Eric
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03 Constantius II22 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, (24mm, 5.55g, 12h)
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANH in ex
Antioch 132
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/14/17 at 12:17Jay GT4: Spectacular reverse
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Parthia - Vologases III (105-147 AD)6 viewsMetal/Size: AR21; Weight: 3.47 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 105-147 AD; Obverse: Diademed (with double knot behind head) bust left with long pointed beard and mustache, earring and hair in three waves. Reverse: Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. References: Sellwood 78.5?; Shore 415. Note: Assar believes this coin to be of Pacorus (78-120 AD).1 commentsmuseumguy07/14/17 at 12:17Jay GT4: Really like the style of the portrait
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Titus RIC-51665 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.55g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC 516 (R), BMC 149, RSC 398 , RPC 861 (4 spec.)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
Ex CNG E400, 28 June 2017, lot 609.

A small issue of Asian cistophori were struck under Titus in 80 or 81 AD. Style and the six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the likely mint. Two types were coined for Titus - Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and Aquila between two standards. These are the only coins of Titus that are identifiable as being struck after the fire of 80 since one of the types commemorates the restoration of the Capitoline Temple. The issue continued into Domitian's reign with the same two reverse types. The fact that Titus' cistophori are much rarer than those of Domitian may indicate they were struck near the end of Titus' reign in 81 rather than 80. The aquila between two standards copies similar reverse types from Nero's denarii and the bronze of Galba. The portraits on Titus' cistophori are in the same style as his pulvinaria denarii.

Struck in fine Roman style. Golden toned with hints of a rainbow hue.
9 commentsDavid Atherton07/14/17 at 10:35*Alex: Great coin David.
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170 - Constantius II - AE2/3 - RIC VIII Antioch 14812 viewsAE2/3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reachine towards emperor (type FH3)
Minted in Antioch (S | _ //ANZ).
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 148
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/14/17 at 10:27Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 211 11 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier standing left, knee raised, spearing a fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, forwards on ground beside horse on hands and knees
Minted in Siscia (_ | * //ASIS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Siscia 211 (C2)
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/14/17 at 10:27Randygeki(h2): Congrats!
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 117 11 viewsAE2
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and 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; (B | _ //RE), A.D. 348 - A.D. 350
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 117 (R)
2 commentsmaridvnvm07/14/17 at 10:26Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 2268 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, standing, facing each other before him, star in left field
Minted in Siscia (* | _ //ASISM).
Reference:- RIC VIII Siscia 226 (C2)
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/14/17 at 10:26Randygeki(h2): What a great example!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 124 var 9 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 (D | _ //RE).
Reference:- RIC VIII Rome 124 var (unlisted officina, 124 is R3)
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/14/17 at 10:26Randygeki(h2): Neat find
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Claudius, RIC 103, for Agrippina Junior, Sestertius of AD 50-5446 viewsĆ Sestertius (27,0g, Ř 33mm, 6h). Thracien mint. Struck AD 50-54 (under Claudius).
Obv.: AGRIPPINA·AVG·GERMANICI·F·CAESARIS·AVG, Agrippina Jr. draped bust right, hair in long plait.
Rev.: no legend, Carpentum left, drawn by two mules, the cover supported by standing figures at each corner and with ornamented side.
RIC Claudius 103 (R3); BMC p195*; Cohen unlisted
Ex Cayón Subastas, speed auction 32, Feb. 2016; ex Ex Cayón, Dec. 2006.
7 commentsCharles S07/14/17 at 01:19Curtis H2: Beautiful!!!!
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Trajan, RIC 535, Sestertius of AD 104-10744 viewsĆ Sestertius (28,58g, Ř 34mm, 6h). Rome, AD 104-107.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate 3/4 frontal left, paludament & balteus.
Rev.: , Trajan, in military dress, cloak floating behind, on horse prancing right, riding over Dacian fallen in front of horse.
RIC 535 (scarce); Strack 360; Banti 218; MIR 203q+
6 commentsCharles S07/14/17 at 01:18Curtis H2: Wow!! You have an amazing collection! I love the e...
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706 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Galley left12 viewsReference rare var.
RIC 706; Strack 841; C. 699-701; Banti --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right.

Rev. FELICITATI AVG COS III P P S-C in field
Galley left with steersman and six rowers; curved stern above hortator, two sigma at stern (no vexillum on prow)

23.41 gr
31 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki07/14/17 at 01:14Curtis H2: Very, very nice!
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706 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Galley left17 viewsReference
RIC 706; Strack 837; C. 657; Banti 337

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right.

Rev. FELICITATI AVG COS III P P S-C in field
Galley moving left with Hortator and five rowers; vexillum on prow.

23.61 gr
31 mm
12h

Ex.
Stack's Bowers Galleries January 2013 N.Y.I.N.C. lot 5210

Note.
An acrostolium is an ornamental extension of the stem post on the prow of an ancient warship. Often used as a symbol of victory or of power at sea. (numiswiki)
1st-4th Century AD:
The Ship in Imperial Rome

Realizing its importance, Augustus established the Roman navy along lines similar to that of the legions. In addition to a number of key harbors, from which ships could be deployed, he stationed several fleets (Latin classes) in key areas throughout the empire. Among these, the classis Britannica patrolled the channel between Gaul and Britannia, protecting the shipping lanes. Its strategic regional importance is commemorated in the coinage of several of the period usurpers from the area. M. Aurelius Postumus was the first to do so (lots 676-679). His bronze ship issues carry the legend LAETITIA AVG, emphasizing the source of imperial well-being resides in a strong navy. The usurper M. Aurelius Carausius, commander of the classis Britannica under Diocletian, struck coins commemorating, in part, his control of that fleet and its abilities in keeping the sea lanes open (lot 680). His short-lived successor, Allectus, continued the type (lots 681-684).

One important function of the navy was the transportation of the imperial family on state visits. From the time of Augustus, vessels were dispatched to carry the emperor between the capital and the provinces. One such instance is commemorated in a rare bronze as, struck at Patrae in AD 66/7 (lot 609). The reverse depicts the quinquereme used to carry Nero on his infamous tour of Greece. Hadrian’s extensive travels were recorded with a wide variety of ship types struck at Rome (lots 610-622), and in the East (lot 623). An inscription from Ephesus (Syll. III 3241), records that a local captain, L. Erastus, used his ship to transport the emperor while he was in that area. A coin struck at Alexandria (lot 624) is of particular importance for, in the same year as the coin was struck Antinoüs drowned as the imperial party was sailing up the Nile. Hadrian’s successors continued to travel, now to shore up border conflicts or prepare for one of the periodic wars with Persia (lots 625-627; 631-675). By the middle of the third century AD local issues, rather than those minted at the imperial capital, recorded these events, a sign that the center of power was drifting away from Rome itself.

Warships were not the exclusive vessel of the Roman navy. Providing the empire with an uninterrupted supply of grain, as well as other necessary supplies, necessitated the construction of ship for such a purpose. Unlike the warship, which required speed and strength for ramming, the merchantman (Greek nau~ stroggulh; Latin navis oneraria) was of broader beam. Many of these vessels, like the ponto or more common actuaria resembled the shape of a trireme and could be powered by both oars and sails. Since ships of this type were used to transport vital commodities such as wine and grain, they, like the large ponto, are often those shown on coins from the Black Sea (lots 655 and 664-666). The great Roman merchantman, or corbita, often seen in part on imperial issues commemorating the annona, is more familiar (lots 607-608). Powered by two large sails, it featured a rear cabin in the shape of a swan and was the true workhorse of Roman merchant vessels; its type continued well into the Byzantine period.
3 commentsokidoki07/14/17 at 01:12Curtis H2: Very nice!
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03 Constantius II21 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
25 mm, 5.67 g, 12 h)
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier,horses hoof over exerg. line

ANB Antioch 122
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/13/17 at 23:57Curtis H2: Fantastic detail!
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Asklepios, snake, Omphalos, monogram below5 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE 20, 200-133 BC
Obv.: laureate head of bearded Asklepios
Rev.: ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, snake coiled around omphalos, monogram below,left
AE, 6.37g, 21mm
Ref.:
1 commentsshanxi07/13/17 at 21:17laney: Nice.
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03 Constantius II22 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, (24mm, 5.55g, 12h)
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANH in ex
Antioch 132
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/13/17 at 20:35okidoki: nice as ever Randy
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30 views Commodus AR Denarius

Obverse: L AEL AVREL CO-MM AVG P FEL, laureate head right.

Reverse: I O M SPONSOR SEC AVG, Jupiter standing beside emperor, holding thunderbolt, hand on shoulder of Commodus who holds globe and scepter.

Rome mint

191 AD

References: RIC 255 (R), Sear 5648

Weight: 3.21 g

Diameter: 17 mm
2 commentsimperator07/13/17 at 19:17Jay GT4: Nice one!
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PROBUS CLEMENTIA TEMP 1 EMMISSION ONLY FOURTH KNOWN SPECIMEN !!!26 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KA
EMMISSION: 1
WEIGHT 3.85g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 920 (ANTIOCHIA)
COLLECTION NO. 871
EX DATTARI COLLECTION
Attribution of this coin to the 4th unspecified oriental mint instead of Antiochia (as in RIC V.II) is based on the article by S. Estiot, "L’Empereur et l’usurpateur: un 4e atelier oriental sous Probus"; Studies in ancient coinage in honor of Anndrew Burnett, Spink, London, 2015.
Only 2 specimens of this type are cited in the above article. P. Gysen knows a third specimen, so this is apparently only the 4th KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD !!!
2 commentsBarnaba607/13/17 at 12:41Barnaba6: Thank you Philippe for your comment. I will adjust...
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PROBUS RIC 905 B4 BUST RARE !!!15 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: B4 (Radiate cuirassed bust right seen from back)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: P//XXI
WEIGHT 3.37g / AXIS: 6h
RIC 905 VAR. (B4 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 973
NOTE: VERY RARE AND DESIRABLE BUST TYPE !!!
2 commentsBarnaba607/13/17 at 12:39Barnaba6: Indeed it seems to be the 7th known specimen. I kn...
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PROBUS RIC 539 VAR. UNICUM !!!20 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ζ/-//-
WEIGHT 3.71g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 539 var. (IMP PROBVS P F AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 937
NOTE: Extremely rare reverse type for Ticinum in combination with an atypical obverse legend for Ticinum (IMP PROBVS P F AVG instead of IMP C PROBVS P F AVG). Although RIC V.2 mentions such legend legend (4) under no. 334, no. 382 and no. 423, I have never seen these coins and suspect they may not exist at all. This coin is an UNICUM to my knowledge.
2 commentsBarnaba607/13/17 at 12:35Barnaba6: Thank you Philippe for your comment!
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2/3 - RIC VIII Antioch 13434 viewsObv:– DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching backwards
Minted in Antioch (Gamma | _ // ANA), A.D. 350-355
Reference:– RIC VIII Antioch 134
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/13/17 at 07:18Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 7226 viewsĆ Centenionalis.
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman left
Minted in Alexandria (G | // ALEA). 15th March A.D. 351 - 6th November A.D. 355
RIC VIII Alexandria 72. Cohen 46, LRBC 2836.

24.13 mm
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/13/17 at 07:17Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 7517 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right (Delta behind bust)
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed
Minted in Alexandria (//ALED).
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 75 (C2)
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/13/17 at 07:15Randygeki(h2): A nice example
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 7226 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman left
Minted in Alexandria (G | // ALED). 15th March A.D. 351 - 6th November A.D. 355
References:- RIC VIII Alexandria 72. Cohen 46, LRBC 2836.
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/13/17 at 07:14Randygeki(h2): Excellent style!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 13231 viewsObv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed, bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor (type FH3)
Minted in Antioch (Gamma | _ //ANS). A.D. 350-355
Reference:- RIC VIII, Antioch 132.
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/13/17 at 07:13Randygeki(h2): One of my favorites of yours
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 13532 viewsObv:- DN CONSTAN - TIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward clutching horse's neck (type FH4)
Minted in Antioch. (Gamma | _ //ANB). A.D. 350-355
Reference:- RIC VIII, Antioch 135
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/13/17 at 07:13Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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Tryphon7 views

SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Tryphon. Circa 142-138 BC. Ć 18mm. Antioch mint. Diademed head right / Macedonian cavalry helmet with ibex horn; caps of the Dioskouroi to inner left. Cf. SNG Spaer 1827; Houghton 259.
1 commentsecoli07/13/17 at 05:11Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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PROBUS CLEMENTIA TEMP 1 EMMISSION ONLY FOURTH KNOWN SPECIMEN !!!26 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KA
EMMISSION: 1
WEIGHT 3.85g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 920 (ANTIOCHIA)
COLLECTION NO. 871
EX DATTARI COLLECTION
Attribution of this coin to the 4th unspecified oriental mint instead of Antiochia (as in RIC V.II) is based on the article by S. Estiot, "L’Empereur et l’usurpateur: un 4e atelier oriental sous Probus"; Studies in ancient coinage in honor of Anndrew Burnett, Spink, London, 2015.
Only 2 specimens of this type are cited in the above article. P. Gysen knows a third specimen, so this is apparently only the 4th KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD !!!
2 commentsBarnaba607/12/17 at 22:59probus1: The 4th exemplar.
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PROBUS RIC 539 VAR. UNICUM !!!20 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ζ/-//-
WEIGHT 3.71g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 539 var. (IMP PROBVS P F AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 937
NOTE: Extremely rare reverse type for Ticinum in combination with an atypical obverse legend for Ticinum (IMP PROBVS P F AVG instead of IMP C PROBVS P F AVG). Although RIC V.2 mentions such legend legend (4) under no. 334, no. 382 and no. 423, I have never seen these coins and suspect they may not exist at all. This coin is an UNICUM to my knowledge.
2 commentsBarnaba607/12/17 at 22:50probus1: Surprising obverse legend indeed. Reverse is known...
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PROBUS RIC 905 B4 BUST RARE !!!15 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: B4 (Radiate cuirassed bust right seen from back)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: P//XXI
WEIGHT 3.37g / AXIS: 6h
RIC 905 VAR. (B4 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 973
NOTE: VERY RARE AND DESIRABLE BUST TYPE !!!
2 commentsBarnaba607/12/17 at 22:24probus1: should be the 7th ex with B4 bust and P officina. ...
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Titus RIC-51665 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.55g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC 516 (R), BMC 149, RSC 398 , RPC 861 (4 spec.)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
Ex CNG E400, 28 June 2017, lot 609.

A small issue of Asian cistophori were struck under Titus in 80 or 81 AD. Style and the six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the likely mint. Two types were coined for Titus - Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and Aquila between two standards. These are the only coins of Titus that are identifiable as being struck after the fire of 80 since one of the types commemorates the restoration of the Capitoline Temple. The issue continued into Domitian's reign with the same two reverse types. The fact that Titus' cistophori are much rarer than those of Domitian may indicate they were struck near the end of Titus' reign in 81 rather than 80. The aquila between two standards copies similar reverse types from Nero's denarii and the bronze of Galba. The portraits on Titus' cistophori are in the same style as his pulvinaria denarii.

Struck in fine Roman style. Golden toned with hints of a rainbow hue.
9 commentsDavid Atherton07/12/17 at 21:01quadrans: Ohh, nice addition
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30 views Commodus AR Denarius

Obverse: L AEL AVREL CO-MM AVG P FEL, laureate head right.

Reverse: I O M SPONSOR SEC AVG, Jupiter standing beside emperor, holding thunderbolt, hand on shoulder of Commodus who holds globe and scepter.

Rome mint

191 AD

References: RIC 255 (R), Sear 5648

Weight: 3.21 g

Diameter: 17 mm
2 commentsimperator07/12/17 at 19:18Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
Constantius-II__AE-2_DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-PF-AVG_FEL-TEMP-RE-PARATIO_A-A_AQTdot_RIC-VIII-113-p-324_Aquilea_348-50-AD_Q-001_0h_19mm_2,59ga-s.jpg
Aquilea, RIC VIII 113, 147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, A/-//AQT•, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy,59 viewsAquilea, RIC VIII 113, 147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, A/-//AQT•, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy,
avers:- DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-PF-AVG, Cs1, D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the bust
rever:- FEL-TEMP-RE-PARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman, shield on ground at right, Horseman wears Phrygian helmet and sits to right and rises both hands.
exergo: A/-//--;A/-//AQT•, diameter: 24-26mm, weight:4,74g, axis:5h,
mint: Aquilea, date: 348-50 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-113, p-324,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/12/17 at 16:15Enodia: pretty patina
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03 Constantius II21 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
25 mm, 5.67 g, 12 h)
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier,horses hoof over exerg. line

ANB Antioch 122
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/12/17 at 13:27Mat: A beauty all around!
T516.jpg
Titus RIC-51665 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.55g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC 516 (R), BMC 149, RSC 398 , RPC 861 (4 spec.)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
Ex CNG E400, 28 June 2017, lot 609.

A small issue of Asian cistophori were struck under Titus in 80 or 81 AD. Style and the six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the likely mint. Two types were coined for Titus - Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and Aquila between two standards. These are the only coins of Titus that are identifiable as being struck after the fire of 80 since one of the types commemorates the restoration of the Capitoline Temple. The issue continued into Domitian's reign with the same two reverse types. The fact that Titus' cistophori are much rarer than those of Domitian may indicate they were struck near the end of Titus' reign in 81 rather than 80. The aquila between two standards copies similar reverse types from Nero's denarii and the bronze of Galba. The portraits on Titus' cistophori are in the same style as his pulvinaria denarii.

Struck in fine Roman style. Golden toned with hints of a rainbow hue.
9 commentsDavid Atherton07/12/17 at 07:36Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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Charles de Bourbon “Charles X” (1589 - 1590)18 viewsFRANCE, Paris Catholic League Coinage
AR Quart d'ecu
O: CAROLVS. X. D: G. FRANCO. REX, Short cross with fleurs at the ends. Date around, with an initial mark of a cross.
R: . SIT. NOMEN. DOMINI. BENEDICTVM., Crowned arms flanked by II on both sides, with an initial mark of a rose.
30 mm
9.53g
Reference: DuP 1177
2 commentsMat07/12/17 at 07:36Randygeki(h2): Neat addition!
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Ephesus, Ionia13 views500-420 BC
AR Diobol (11mm, 1.06g)
O: Bee with curved wings and volute-shaped antennae; E - Φ flanking.
R: Quadripartite incuse square.
SNG Kayhan 125; Sear 3517v (Drachm)
ex Tom Vossen
1 commentsEnodia07/12/17 at 07:35Randygeki(h2): Another cool bee
Ephesus_AR.JPG
Ephesus, Ionia33 views390-320 BC
AR Diobol (10mm, 1.02g)
O: Bee with straight wings, within dotted border.
R: Confronted heads of two stags; EΦ above.
SNG Cop 242-43; SNG von Aulock 1835; SNG München 32; Sear 4375v; BMC Ionia 53, 53; 
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

The bee was sacred to the goddess Artemis, whose famous sanctuary at Ephesus was tended by Her priestesses, known collectively as Melissae, a word which translates as ‘bee’, or by some accounts ‘honey gatherer’. It is no surprise then that the coins of this city should feature the bee on their obverse.
5 commentsEnodia07/12/17 at 07:35Randygeki(h2): Very cool coin!
007_Antonia_ANTONIA_AVGVSTA_TI_CLAVDIVS_CAESAR_AVG_P_M_TR_P_IMP_RIC-I_92_(Claudius)_C-6_BMC-166_41-50-AD_Q-001_10h_26,5mm_9,54y-s.jpg
007 Antonia (?-37 A.D.), RIC I 092 (Claudius), Rome, AE-As(?), (Claudius) Claudius, togate, standing left, S C at sides,91 views007 Antonia (?-37 A.D.), RIC I 092 (Claudius), Rome, AE-As(?), (Claudius) Claudius, togate, standing left, S C at sides,
Antonia, mother of Claudius. Died 37 AD.
avers:- ANTONIA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Antonia right.
revers:- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, S-C across field, Claudius, togate, standing left, holding simpulum.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 26,5mm, weight: 9,54g, axes:10h,
mint: Rome, date: Struck circa 41-50 A.D., ref: RIC I 92 (Claudius), Cohen 6, BMCRE 166 (Claudius),
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/12/17 at 07:34Randygeki(h2): A nice find
T516.jpg
Titus RIC-51665 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.55g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC 516 (R), BMC 149, RSC 398 , RPC 861 (4 spec.)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
Ex CNG E400, 28 June 2017, lot 609.

A small issue of Asian cistophori were struck under Titus in 80 or 81 AD. Style and the six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the likely mint. Two types were coined for Titus - Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and Aquila between two standards. These are the only coins of Titus that are identifiable as being struck after the fire of 80 since one of the types commemorates the restoration of the Capitoline Temple. The issue continued into Domitian's reign with the same two reverse types. The fact that Titus' cistophori are much rarer than those of Domitian may indicate they were struck near the end of Titus' reign in 81 rather than 80. The aquila between two standards copies similar reverse types from Nero's denarii and the bronze of Galba. The portraits on Titus' cistophori are in the same style as his pulvinaria denarii.

Struck in fine Roman style. Golden toned with hints of a rainbow hue.
9 commentsDavid Atherton07/12/17 at 07:26FlaviusDomitianus: Beautiful addition, congrats!
IMG_2909.JPG
03 Constantius II21 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
25 mm, 5.67 g, 12 h)
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier,horses hoof over exerg. line

ANB Antioch 122
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/12/17 at 07:01Enodia: really nice! this reverse is one of your best, i t...
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3831 PHOENICIA Tripolis Hadrian Ae 15 117 AD caps of Dioscuri9 viewsReference.
RPC III 3831; BMC 56; Rouvier 1696

Issue Year 428

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on shoulder

Rev. ΤΡΙΠΟΛƐΙΤΩΝ ΗΚΥ
Caps of Dioscuri (pilei), each surmounted by star

4.15 gr
15 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki07/12/17 at 06:35David Atherton: Nice piece!
T516.jpg
Titus RIC-51665 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.55g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC 516 (R), BMC 149, RSC 398 , RPC 861 (4 spec.)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
Ex CNG E400, 28 June 2017, lot 609.

A small issue of Asian cistophori were struck under Titus in 80 or 81 AD. Style and the six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the likely mint. Two types were coined for Titus - Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and Aquila between two standards. These are the only coins of Titus that are identifiable as being struck after the fire of 80 since one of the types commemorates the restoration of the Capitoline Temple. The issue continued into Domitian's reign with the same two reverse types. The fact that Titus' cistophori are much rarer than those of Domitian may indicate they were struck near the end of Titus' reign in 81 rather than 80. The aquila between two standards copies similar reverse types from Nero's denarii and the bronze of Galba. The portraits on Titus' cistophori are in the same style as his pulvinaria denarii.

Struck in fine Roman style. Golden toned with hints of a rainbow hue.
9 commentsDavid Atherton07/12/17 at 06:10Canaan: Perfect!!!
T516.jpg
Titus RIC-51665 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.55g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC 516 (R), BMC 149, RSC 398 , RPC 861 (4 spec.)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
Ex CNG E400, 28 June 2017, lot 609.

A small issue of Asian cistophori were struck under Titus in 80 or 81 AD. Style and the six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the likely mint. Two types were coined for Titus - Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and Aquila between two standards. These are the only coins of Titus that are identifiable as being struck after the fire of 80 since one of the types commemorates the restoration of the Capitoline Temple. The issue continued into Domitian's reign with the same two reverse types. The fact that Titus' cistophori are much rarer than those of Domitian may indicate they were struck near the end of Titus' reign in 81 rather than 80. The aquila between two standards copies similar reverse types from Nero's denarii and the bronze of Galba. The portraits on Titus' cistophori are in the same style as his pulvinaria denarii.

Struck in fine Roman style. Golden toned with hints of a rainbow hue.
9 commentsDavid Atherton07/12/17 at 03:15ancientdave: A most excellent addition! Such a lovely portrait ...
T516.jpg
Titus RIC-51665 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.55g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC 516 (R), BMC 149, RSC 398 , RPC 861 (4 spec.)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
Ex CNG E400, 28 June 2017, lot 609.

A small issue of Asian cistophori were struck under Titus in 80 or 81 AD. Style and the six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the likely mint. Two types were coined for Titus - Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and Aquila between two standards. These are the only coins of Titus that are identifiable as being struck after the fire of 80 since one of the types commemorates the restoration of the Capitoline Temple. The issue continued into Domitian's reign with the same two reverse types. The fact that Titus' cistophori are much rarer than those of Domitian may indicate they were struck near the end of Titus' reign in 81 rather than 80. The aquila between two standards copies similar reverse types from Nero's denarii and the bronze of Galba. The portraits on Titus' cistophori are in the same style as his pulvinaria denarii.

Struck in fine Roman style. Golden toned with hints of a rainbow hue.
9 commentsDavid Atherton07/11/17 at 22:19Jay GT4: Amazing!
T516.jpg
Titus RIC-51665 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.55g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
RIC 516 (R), BMC 149, RSC 398 , RPC 861 (4 spec.)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
Ex CNG E400, 28 June 2017, lot 609.

A small issue of Asian cistophori were struck under Titus in 80 or 81 AD. Style and the six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the likely mint. Two types were coined for Titus - Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and Aquila between two standards. These are the only coins of Titus that are identifiable as being struck after the fire of 80 since one of the types commemorates the restoration of the Capitoline Temple. The issue continued into Domitian's reign with the same two reverse types. The fact that Titus' cistophori are much rarer than those of Domitian may indicate they were struck near the end of Titus' reign in 81 rather than 80. The aquila between two standards copies similar reverse types from Nero's denarii and the bronze of Galba. The portraits on Titus' cistophori are in the same style as his pulvinaria denarii.

Struck in fine Roman style. Golden toned with hints of a rainbow hue.
9 commentsDavid Atherton07/11/17 at 21:57Mat: Very nice!
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Taras, Calabria26 views272-235 BC (Period VIII - The Roman Alliance I)
AR Didrachm (18.5mm, 6.50g)
O: Nude youth on horseback right, placing wreath on horse's head; ΦI behind, I-ΩΠ-YPO-[Σ] (magistrate) below.
R: Taras riding dolphin left, holding cornucopiae and trident; bee to right, Τ-ΑΡΑΣ below.
Vlasto 855; Evans VIII, B2; McGill II, 99; Cote 490-92; HN Italy 1029 SNG ANS 1183
ex Dr. Busso Peus; ex Germania Inferior Numismatics

Evans calls the insect on this reverse a cicada, a very important symbol in ancient times (see J.C.B Petropolous’ marvelous work ‘Heat and Lust; Hesiod’s Midsummer Festival Scene Revisited’, a very insightful look at ancient agricultural and fertility practices). However Vlasto lists this as a bee, and I tend to think this is likely. It sure looks more like a bee to me.
It’s a real pity that the obverse is struck off-center here, as the artistic and natural rendering of the horse is not typical of these late period didrachms.
3 commentsEnodia07/11/17 at 20:50Leo: Love the bee!
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 163/164, Faustina II, Zeus9 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust left
Rev.: L Δ, laureate-headed and draped bust of Zeus, right (countermark)
Billon, 12.68g, 21.5mm
Ref.: Dattari-Savio Pl. 194, 9876 second (this coin), RPC online 16407 (this coin)
Ex Dattari Collection
Ex Naville Numismatics
1 commentsshanxi07/11/17 at 08:37Canaan: Very nice Faustina II face details ands smile
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9 viewsSeverus Alexander 222-235 AD. Sestertius (AE; 29mm; 24.53g; 12h) AD 231-235 IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. PROV[ID]ENTIA AVG / S – C Providentia draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand corn-ears over modius filled with corn-ears and, in left, cornucopiae. Almost extremely fine. Nice brown patina. Heavy and round flan. Well centered.
BMCRE VI p. 201, 881; C. 503; RIC IV, II p. 121, 642.
Ex Münchner Münzhandlung K. Kress 122, Munich 30 May 1962,1292.
2 commentspaul188807/11/17 at 00:03Curtis H2: Superb...I love it!
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9 viewsSeverus Alexander 222-235 AD. Sestertius (AE; 29mm; 24.53g; 12h) AD 231-235 IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. PROV[ID]ENTIA AVG / S – C Providentia draped, standing front, head left, holding in right hand corn-ears over modius filled with corn-ears and, in left, cornucopiae. Almost extremely fine. Nice brown patina. Heavy and round flan. Well centered.
BMCRE VI p. 201, 881; C. 503; RIC IV, II p. 121, 642.
Ex Münchner Münzhandlung K. Kress 122, Munich 30 May 1962,1292.
2 commentspaul188807/10/17 at 22:40Callimachus: beautiful coin.
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Emperor PHILIP I , Commemorating the 1000th Anniversary of Rome.89 viewsPHILIP I , The Syrian (244–249). Silver Antoninianus. Rome.
Obverse : IMP PHILIPPVS AVG.
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse : SAECVLARES AVGG / I. Lion walking right.


Rome mint , year AD 248



4.28 g. Max Diameter 23 mm. ChVF . RIC 12.

EX Pecunem 33 Lot 566

Philip I was the first Roman emperor believed in Christianity.
While Roman emperor Constantine the Great or the first was the first Roman emperor
believed in Christianity and announced it as the religion of the Roman empire.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
4 commentsSam07/10/17 at 13:31quadrans: Great coin
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007 Antonia (?-37 A.D.), RIC I 092 (Claudius), Rome, AE-As(?), (Claudius) Claudius, togate, standing left, S C at sides,91 views007 Antonia (?-37 A.D.), RIC I 092 (Claudius), Rome, AE-As(?), (Claudius) Claudius, togate, standing left, S C at sides,
Antonia, mother of Claudius. Died 37 AD.
avers:- ANTONIA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Antonia right.
revers:- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, S-C across field, Claudius, togate, standing left, holding simpulum.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 26,5mm, weight: 9,54g, axes:10h,
mint: Rome, date: Struck circa 41-50 A.D., ref: RIC I 92 (Claudius), Cohen 6, BMCRE 166 (Claudius),
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/10/17 at 03:26Jay GT4: It's OK Q, much nicer than mine
Ephesus_AR.JPG
Ephesus, Ionia33 views390-320 BC
AR Diobol (10mm, 1.02g)
O: Bee with straight wings, within dotted border.
R: Confronted heads of two stags; EΦ above.
SNG Cop 242-43; SNG von Aulock 1835; SNG München 32; Sear 4375v; BMC Ionia 53, 53; 
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

The bee was sacred to the goddess Artemis, whose famous sanctuary at Ephesus was tended by Her priestesses, known collectively as Melissae, a word which translates as ‘bee’, or by some accounts ‘honey gatherer’. It is no surprise then that the coins of this city should feature the bee on their obverse.
5 commentsEnodia07/09/17 at 20:10Nemonater: Great type!
Ephesus_AR.JPG
Ephesus, Ionia33 views390-320 BC
AR Diobol (10mm, 1.02g)
O: Bee with straight wings, within dotted border.
R: Confronted heads of two stags; EΦ above.
SNG Cop 242-43; SNG von Aulock 1835; SNG München 32; Sear 4375v; BMC Ionia 53, 53; 
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

The bee was sacred to the goddess Artemis, whose famous sanctuary at Ephesus was tended by Her priestesses, known collectively as Melissae, a word which translates as ‘bee’, or by some accounts ‘honey gatherer’. It is no surprise then that the coins of this city should feature the bee on their obverse.
5 commentsEnodia07/09/17 at 19:16Sam: Congratulations !
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 753, Sestertius of AD 144 (Salus)281 viewsĆ Sestertius (23.55g, Ř 31mm, 12h), Rome mint, Struck AD 144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laurate head Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: TR·POT COS·III·DES·IIII (around) S C (in ex.), Salus seated left, holding feeding a snake coiling around an altar and resting her left elbow on .
RIC 753; Cohen 929; BMC 1651 note; Strack (*)
ex Cayón auction, May 2013; ex NAC 64, May 2012.

* Very rare variant which Strack did not include in his catalogue (1937) questioning the Cohen record (see Strack: p.347, no. +83). See also the detailed comment of Curtis Clay below.
15 commentsCharles S07/09/17 at 10:20Curtis H2: Superb!!!
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Eion, Macedonia31 views500-437 BC
AR Trihemiobol (12mm, 0.92g)
O: Goose standing right, head turned back; lizard and H above, all within dotted border.
R: Quadripartite incuse square.
cf SNG ANS 276; Sear 1295v (lizard)
ex Antike & Klassische Numismatik

Some sources name this bird a swan, while most suggest a goose. No matter, since both are of the same family, and both were indigenous to Macedonia.
Perhaps more importantly though, both species are known to mate for life, and so were sacred to Hera, goddess of marriage, and also to me.
Here in Oregon, the arrival of the geese each year heralds the coming of Spring, as their departure later in the year forebode the inevitable Winter.
5 commentsEnodia07/09/17 at 08:05quadrans: Nice Goose and Lizard
Ephesus_AR.JPG
Ephesus, Ionia33 views390-320 BC
AR Diobol (10mm, 1.02g)
O: Bee with straight wings, within dotted border.
R: Confronted heads of two stags; EΦ above.
SNG Cop 242-43; SNG von Aulock 1835; SNG München 32; Sear 4375v; BMC Ionia 53, 53; 
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

The bee was sacred to the goddess Artemis, whose famous sanctuary at Ephesus was tended by Her priestesses, known collectively as Melissae, a word which translates as ‘bee’, or by some accounts ‘honey gatherer’. It is no surprise then that the coins of this city should feature the bee on their obverse.
5 commentsEnodia07/09/17 at 08:02quadrans: Great coin and details..
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Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D.22 viewsSilver antoninianus, RIC IV 230, RSC IV 17, Hunter III 23, SRCV III 9265, Choice EF, excellent portrait, well centered and struck, light toning on mint luster, edge cracks, Rome mint, weight 4.274g, maximum diameter 22.2mm, die axis 180o, 11th emission, 249 A.D.; obverse IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse LIBERALITAS AVGG III, Philip I and Philip II seated left on curule chairs presiding at their third largesse, both laureate, togate, and extending right hand, Philip I on left and holding short scepter in right hand.

EX FORVM.

*One of the best reverse , I have ever seen.

The curule chair was for senior magistrates including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. As a form of a throne, it might be given as an honor to foreign kings recognized formally as a friend (amicus) by the Roman people or senate. Designed for use by commanders in the field, the curule chair could be folded for easy transport. It had no back, low arms, curved legs forming an X, and was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory.

2 commentsSam07/08/17 at 18:25Sam: Thank you dear friend Jay .
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Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D.22 viewsSilver antoninianus, RIC IV 230, RSC IV 17, Hunter III 23, SRCV III 9265, Choice EF, excellent portrait, well centered and struck, light toning on mint luster, edge cracks, Rome mint, weight 4.274g, maximum diameter 22.2mm, die axis 180o, 11th emission, 249 A.D.; obverse IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse LIBERALITAS AVGG III, Philip I and Philip II seated left on curule chairs presiding at their third largesse, both laureate, togate, and extending right hand, Philip I on left and holding short scepter in right hand.

EX FORVM.

*One of the best reverse , I have ever seen.

The curule chair was for senior magistrates including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. As a form of a throne, it might be given as an honor to foreign kings recognized formally as a friend (amicus) by the Roman people or senate. Designed for use by commanders in the field, the curule chair could be folded for easy transport. It had no back, low arms, curved legs forming an X, and was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory.

2 commentsSam07/08/17 at 17:18Jay GT4: Nice one Sam!
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Commodus 19 viewsCommodus Denarius. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head right wearing lionskin headdress / HER-CVL RO-MAN AV-GV either side of club of Hercules, all in wreath.
RSC 190. RIC 251 Sear 5644
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/08/17 at 13:55Mat: Great coin, Randy, congrats!
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Ephesus, Ionia33 views390-320 BC
AR Diobol (10mm, 1.02g)
O: Bee with straight wings, within dotted border.
R: Confronted heads of two stags; EΦ above.
SNG Cop 242-43; SNG von Aulock 1835; SNG München 32; Sear 4375v; BMC Ionia 53, 53; 
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

The bee was sacred to the goddess Artemis, whose famous sanctuary at Ephesus was tended by Her priestesses, known collectively as Melissae, a word which translates as ‘bee’, or by some accounts ‘honey gatherer’. It is no surprise then that the coins of this city should feature the bee on their obverse.
5 commentsEnodia07/08/17 at 11:56Jay GT4: Amazing detail for such a small coin
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Commodus 19 viewsCommodus Denarius. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head right wearing lionskin headdress / HER-CVL RO-MAN AV-GV either side of club of Hercules, all in wreath.
RSC 190. RIC 251 Sear 5644
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/08/17 at 11:56Jay GT4: Always wanted one of these
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Sicily Gela AR Tetradrachm circa 475-70 BC 21mm 17.34g 8h14 viewsCharioteer driving slow quadriga right above Nike flying right crowning horses.Rev forepart of man-headed bull right within shallow incuse circle.
Rare die combination only one listed in Jenkins.From the Robert and Julius Diez collection,EX Gustav Phillpsen collection part one J.Hersch 15 May 28 1906 lot 990
1 commentsGrant H07/08/17 at 02:54Curtis H2: Very nice
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GREEK, Sicily, Syracuse, AR Tetradrachm circa 485-475 20mm 17.33g 8h. Boehringer 12128 viewsDeinomenid Tyranny Bearded charioteer driving quadriga walking to right,above Nike flying right to crown the horses.Rev Diademed head of Arethusa to right,wearing a pearl necklace and with her hair falling back behind her neck but turned up beneath her diadem which is not the usual pearl diadem but a plain band,four dolphins swimming right.1 commentsGrant H07/07/17 at 04:44Curtis H2: Fantastic!
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Hadrian, RIC 645, Sestertius of AD 128 (Hadrian riding)28 viewsĆ sestertius (27.7g, Ř33.5mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 128.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right (drapery on left shoulder).
Rev.: P M TR P COS III (around) VIRT AVG / S C (field), Hadrian, on horse prancing left, raising right hand.
RIC 645; BMCRE 1313; Cohen 590; Strack 590; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-2) 298 (23 spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 117/78
ex Holleman (1998).

Commemorates Hadrians' visit to Africa in 128, seen as a new military departure.
1 commentsCharles S07/07/17 at 02:19Curtis H2: Great coin! I love the big early bronze!!
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Annam (Vietnam) Cash, Tây Sơn Dynasty Rebellion, Quang Trung (1788-1792 AD), AE24 Cash11 viewsAnnam (Vietnam) Cash, Tây Sơn Dynasty Rebellion, Quang Trung (1788-1792 AD), AE24 Cash, 1.95g, 24mm

Obverse: 光中通寶, Quang Trung Thông Bảo. Thick outter rim, thin rim around square hole.

Reverse: No legend. Thick outter rim, four crescents in field surrounding square hole with thin rim.

Reference: Toda 193, Barker 93.28

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics

https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=169633
1 commentsGil-galad07/06/17 at 07:51shanxi: interesting reverse
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Titus RIC 9155 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.55g
Rome mint, 79-80 AD
RIC 91 (C), BMC 108, RSC 356
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (clockwise, inwardly, from low l.); Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm
Ex CNG E399, 14 June 2017, lot 486.

Titus struck a small undated issue of quinarii, most of which are fairly rare. This traditional Victory type is copied from quinarii minted by Vespasian.

Struck in a fine and neat style, typical of the mint during this period.
5 commentsDavid Atherton07/06/17 at 06:13ancientdave: Excellent example. So attractive!
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RIC 0817 Vespasianus81 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M T P P P COS VI, Laureate head right
Rev: S C (in exergue), The temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus: Hexastyle temple within which, statue of Jupiter seated facing flanked by statues of Juno and Minerva standing facing; on either side of the temple, a statue. The pediment is decorated with statues of the Capitoline Triad and other figures; roof surmounted by quadriga on top, and eagles on either side.
AE/Sestertius (33.19 mm 24.39 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 75 A.D.
RIC 817 (R3, same obverse die), BMCRE-BNF unisted
ex N.A.C. Auction 100 part 2 lot 1810
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/06/17 at 06:05ancientdave: My God, this coin brings me to my knees! Congratul...
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Athens Tetradrachm61 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT407/06/17 at 05:53ancientdave: Fantastic!
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Domitian denarius RIC 149576 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT407/06/17 at 05:52ancientdave: Beautiful coin, love that style...
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002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, RPC I 1425, AE-21,Ć Diassarion, Athena Itonia standing left, 118 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, RPC I 1425, AE-21,Ć Diassarion, Athena Itonia standing left,
avers:- Sosandros, son of Sosandros, strategos. ΣEBAΣTOΣ [ΘE]ΣΣAΛΩN, bare head of Augustus right.
revers:- ΣΩΣANΔPOΣ [ΣΩΣ]ANΔPOY, Athena Itonia standing left, holding Nike and shield set on ground; spear to left, AR monogram and Δ in fields.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-21,5 mm, weight: 6,75g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date: 27 B.C.-14 A.D., ref: RPC I 1425, Burrer Em. 1a, Series 1, 2.1 (A1/R2 – this coin, obv. and rev. illustrated on pl. 1); BCD Thessaly II 914.1 var. (rev. legend; same obv. die); CNG: eAuction 299.lot 2., McClean 4994; Leake 4898.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/05/17 at 20:57Jay GT4: OK Q
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453 THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly Hadrian 117-38 AD AE Diassarion Athena standing15 viewsReference.
BCD Thessalien cf 951.6; SNG Cop 340; Rogers 90; SGI 1127; BMC 77 (pag. 7)

Magistrate Oul. Nikomachos (strategos)

Obv. AΔPIANON KAICAPA ΘЄCCAΛ-OI,
laureate and draped bust right, with small aegis

Rev. monogram and OX NIK-OMAXOY
Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm.

5.86 gr
20.5 mm.
1 commentsokidoki07/05/17 at 18:05quadrans: Nice one..
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Otacilia Severa (244 - 249 A.D.)25 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
O: MAP ΩTAKIΛ CEOYHPAN CEB. Diademed and draped bust to right on crescent.
R: ΔHMAPX EΞ OYCIAC YΠATO A, SC below, eagle on palm left, tail felt, wings spread, holding wreath in beak.
Antioch Mint, 245 A.D.
11.34g
25mm
McAlee 1088; Prieur 342.
4 commentsMat07/05/17 at 14:57Jay GT4: Nice eagle
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032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, 108 views032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right,
avers: - AΔΡIANΩN KAICAΡA ΘECCAΛOI, Laureate head right, with small aegis on left shoulder.
revers: - CTPA(Monogram) OX NIKOMAXOY, Athena Itonia standing right wielding spear and shield. Nikomachos, strategos.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0 mm, weight: 4,98g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date:117-138 A.D., ref: SNG Cop 340, Rogers 90, SGI 1127, BMC 77, RPC III 453var.(bust.),
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/05/17 at 13:55okidoki: very nice Hadrian
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Maxentius29 viewsThe wolf is in the parapet2 commentsChance Vandal07/05/17 at 07:39Randygeki(h2): Wow!
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RIC 0817 Vespasianus81 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M T P P P COS VI, Laureate head right
Rev: S C (in exergue), The temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus: Hexastyle temple within which, statue of Jupiter seated facing flanked by statues of Juno and Minerva standing facing; on either side of the temple, a statue. The pediment is decorated with statues of the Capitoline Triad and other figures; roof surmounted by quadriga on top, and eagles on either side.
AE/Sestertius (33.19 mm 24.39 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 75 A.D.
RIC 817 (R3, same obverse die), BMCRE-BNF unisted
ex N.A.C. Auction 100 part 2 lot 1810
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/05/17 at 07:39Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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Lucania, Velia21 viewsAR Nomos (20mm, 7.34g)
334-300 B.C.E.
Kleudoros Group

O: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Phrygian helmet decorated with centauress; monogram behind

R: Lion standing left, feeding; A above, monogram below; YEΛHTΩN in ex.

Williams 331
2 commentsSalaethus07/05/17 at 07:38Randygeki(h2): Great coin!
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Domitian RIC 4055 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 40 (R2), BMC -, RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Altar, garlanded and lighted
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, June 2017.

An early rare 'PONT' denarius struck towards the end of 81. The abbreviation 'PONT' for Ponitfex Maximus must have come early in the sequence of titles Domitian employed on his denarii and likely was short lived if its rarity is any indication. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. Interestingly, the obverse legend displays the Greek influenced 'Y' instead of 'V', perhaps evidence of a Greek engraver's handiwork. The altar on the reverse is a carry-over pulvinaria type struck for Domitian as Caesar under Titus, perhaps representing the pulvinar of Vesta and Vulcan.

A sharp VF denarius struck when the dies were fresh. Good early style.

7 commentsDavid Atherton07/05/17 at 07:37Randygeki(h2): Excellent example!
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6918 viewsOtho 69 AD
AR tetradrachm
Alexandria in Egypt
Obv "AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, LA"
Laureate bust right
Rev "EΛEYΘEPIA"
Eleutheria standing left holding wreath and transverse sceptre, leaning on a column
RPC I 5359, Milne 365
3 commentsmauseus07/05/17 at 07:37Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Otacilia Severa (244 - 249 A.D.)25 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
O: MAP ΩTAKIΛ CEOYHPAN CEB. Diademed and draped bust to right on crescent.
R: ΔHMAPX EΞ OYCIAC YΠATO A, SC below, eagle on palm left, tail felt, wings spread, holding wreath in beak.
Antioch Mint, 245 A.D.
11.34g
25mm
McAlee 1088; Prieur 342.
4 commentsMat07/05/17 at 07:36Randygeki(h2): A good addition Mat
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VII 049, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•SIRM•, ALEMANIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, #285 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VII 049, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•SIRM•, ALEMANIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, #2
avers: FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES-5-B1, Laureate head right.
rever: ALEMANI-A-DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, stepping on captive, holding trophy and palm.
exergo: -/-//•SIRM•, diameter: 19-19,5mm, weight: 2,75g, axis: 0h,
mint: Sirmium, date: 324-325 AD., ref: RIC-VII-49-p475, C2,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/05/17 at 07:35Randygeki(h2): Very good!
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Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, 118 viewsThessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right,
avers: - AΔΡIANΩN KAICAΡA ΘECCAΛOI, Laureate head right, with small aegis on left shoulder.
revers: - CTPA(Monogram) OX NIKOMAXOY, Athena Itonia standing right wielding spear and shield. Nikomachos, strategos.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0 mm, weight: 4,98g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date:117-138 A.D., ref: SNG Cop 340, Rogers 90, SGI 1127, BMC 77, RPC III 453var.(bust.),
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/05/17 at 07:35Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 130, AE-3 Follis, S/F over HL/ΓSIS*increscent, R1! #2128 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 130, AE-3 Follis, S/F over HL/ΓSIS*increscent, R1! #2
avers:- IVL-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAESS (5,G8.l.), Laureate, couirassed bust left with spear pointing forward, shield on arm.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, captive seated on ground on either side.
exerg: S/F over HL/ΓSIS*in crescent, diameter: 17,4-18,7mm, weight: 2,56g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 3rd-off, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-130-p-440, R1!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/05/17 at 07:35Randygeki(h2): Interesting example
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ANONYMOUS FOLLIS. Class A3. Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VIII (976-1025).15 viewsObv: + ЄMMANOVHΛ / IC XC. Facing bust of Christ Emmanuel.
Rev: + IҺSЧS / XRISTЧS / ЬASILЄЧ / ЬASILЄ. Legend in four lines; above and below, lozenge between dashes.
References: SBCV 1818. Grierson ornaments 24.
Weight: 11.38 g.
Diameter: 29 mm.
1 commentsCanaan07/05/17 at 07:34Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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Taras, Calabria26 views272-235 BC (Period VIII - The Roman Alliance I)
AR Didrachm (18.5mm, 6.50g)
O: Nude youth on horseback right, placing wreath on horse's head; ΦI behind, I-ΩΠ-YPO-[Σ] (magistrate) below.
R: Taras riding dolphin left, holding cornucopiae and trident; bee to right, Τ-ΑΡΑΣ below.
Vlasto 855; Evans VIII, B2; McGill II, 99; Cote 490-92; HN Italy 1029 SNG ANS 1183
ex Dr. Busso Peus; ex Germania Inferior Numismatics

Evans calls the insect on this reverse a cicada, a very important symbol in ancient times (see J.C.B Petropolous’ marvelous work ‘Heat and Lust; Hesiod’s Midsummer Festival Scene Revisited’, a very insightful look at ancient agricultural and fertility practices). However Vlasto lists this as a bee, and I tend to think this is likely. It sure looks more like a bee to me.
It’s a real pity that the obverse is struck off-center here, as the artistic and natural rendering of the horse is not typical of these late period didrachms.
3 commentsEnodia07/05/17 at 07:33Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin! Yeah I like that bee!
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Vienne archibishopric : denier (Vienne)13 viewsVienne archibishopric, anonymous (1200-1250)

Silver, 0.66 g, diameter 16 mm, die axis 5h

O/ +.S.M.VIENNA.; left bearded and bare head of Saint Maurice
R/ MAXIMA.GALL (dashed L); cross pattée with 4 pellets
1 commentsDroger07/05/17 at 07:32Randygeki(h2): Very cool looking!
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4089 ARABIA, Decapolis. Gerasa Hadrian Ć 28 132-33 AD Artemis24 viewsReference
RPC III, 4089; Spijkerman--

Issue Year ΙΖ

Obv. ΑΥ Κ ΤΡΑ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС С
Laureate, bust right, drapery on left shoulder; below, ΙΖ

Rev. ΑΡΤΕΜΙ ΤΥΧΗ ΓΕΡΑСωΝ
Draped bust of Artemis/Tyche, r., quiver on l. shoulder, bow in r. hand

5.29 gr
20 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki07/05/17 at 06:27Canaan: Very nice one for the type, Congrats
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Titus RIC 9155 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.55g
Rome mint, 79-80 AD
RIC 91 (C), BMC 108, RSC 356
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (clockwise, inwardly, from low l.); Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm
Ex CNG E399, 14 June 2017, lot 486.

Titus struck a small undated issue of quinarii, most of which are fairly rare. This traditional Victory type is copied from quinarii minted by Vespasian.

Struck in a fine and neat style, typical of the mint during this period.
5 commentsDavid Atherton07/05/17 at 05:31quadrans: Another great coin..
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Domitian RIC 4055 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 40 (R2), BMC -, RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Altar, garlanded and lighted
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, June 2017.

An early rare 'PONT' denarius struck towards the end of 81. The abbreviation 'PONT' for Ponitfex Maximus must have come early in the sequence of titles Domitian employed on his denarii and likely was short lived if its rarity is any indication. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. Interestingly, the obverse legend displays the Greek influenced 'Y' instead of 'V', perhaps evidence of a Greek engraver's handiwork. The altar on the reverse is a carry-over pulvinaria type struck for Domitian as Caesar under Titus, perhaps representing the pulvinar of Vesta and Vulcan.

A sharp VF denarius struck when the dies were fresh. Good early style.

7 commentsDavid Atherton07/05/17 at 05:28quadrans: I agree, great coin in nice condition and details....
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Otacilia Severa (244 - 249 A.D.)25 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
O: MAP ΩTAKIΛ CEOYHPAN CEB. Diademed and draped bust to right on crescent.
R: ΔHMAPX EΞ OYCIAC YΠATO A, SC below, eagle on palm left, tail felt, wings spread, holding wreath in beak.
Antioch Mint, 245 A.D.
11.34g
25mm
McAlee 1088; Prieur 342.
4 commentsMat07/05/17 at 05:16quadrans: Good choice..
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6918 viewsOtho 69 AD
AR tetradrachm
Alexandria in Egypt
Obv "AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, LA"
Laureate bust right
Rev "EΛEYΘEPIA"
Eleutheria standing left holding wreath and transverse sceptre, leaning on a column
RPC I 5359, Milne 365
3 commentsmauseus07/05/17 at 00:04Mat: Nice to see one with much of the legends shown
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Aes Grave926 viewsAs Janus /Prow . Turlow-Vecchi n° 51. Weight 273 gr. By Plinius. (...I love it!) 9 commentsPLINIUS07/04/17 at 23:26Curtis H2: Dream coin! Just wow!
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Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, 118 viewsThessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right,
avers: - AΔΡIANΩN KAICAΡA ΘECCAΛOI, Laureate head right, with small aegis on left shoulder.
revers: - CTPA(Monogram) OX NIKOMAXOY, Athena Itonia standing right wielding spear and shield. Nikomachos, strategos.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0 mm, weight: 4,98g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date:117-138 A.D., ref: SNG Cop 340, Rogers 90, SGI 1127, BMC 77, RPC III 453var.(bust.),
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/04/17 at 22:03Jay GT4: Lovely
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Domitian RIC 4055 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 40 (R2), BMC -, RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Altar, garlanded and lighted
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, June 2017.

An early rare 'PONT' denarius struck towards the end of 81. The abbreviation 'PONT' for Ponitfex Maximus must have come early in the sequence of titles Domitian employed on his denarii and likely was short lived if its rarity is any indication. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. Interestingly, the obverse legend displays the Greek influenced 'Y' instead of 'V', perhaps evidence of a Greek engraver's handiwork. The altar on the reverse is a carry-over pulvinaria type struck for Domitian as Caesar under Titus, perhaps representing the pulvinar of Vesta and Vulcan.

A sharp VF denarius struck when the dies were fresh. Good early style.

7 commentsDavid Atherton07/04/17 at 20:38Curtis H2: Very nice!
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The Adoptive Emperors42 views***Click To Expand***4 commentsNemonater07/04/17 at 19:18FlaviusDomitianus: Good job!
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6918 viewsOtho 69 AD
AR tetradrachm
Alexandria in Egypt
Obv "AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, LA"
Laureate bust right
Rev "EΛEYΘEPIA"
Eleutheria standing left holding wreath and transverse sceptre, leaning on a column
RPC I 5359, Milne 365
3 commentsmauseus07/04/17 at 18:46Jay GT4: Nice example
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Tyche, Artemis35 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of the Severans (193-235)
Obv: IЄPOKAICAPЄIA, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right.
Rev: IЄPOKAICAP..., Artemis advancing right, drawing bow.
AE, 4.58g, 20.9mm
Ref.: ?
Ex Roma Numismatics E-SALE 22, Lot 269
Ex Pecunem Auction 42, Lot 489
2 commentsshanxi07/04/17 at 16:21Canaan: A masterpiece, i love it.
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The Adoptive Emperors42 views***Click To Expand***4 commentsNemonater07/04/17 at 15:24quadrans: Great congratulations..
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Domitian RIC 4055 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 40 (R2), BMC -, RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Altar, garlanded and lighted
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, June 2017.

An early rare 'PONT' denarius struck towards the end of 81. The abbreviation 'PONT' for Ponitfex Maximus must have come early in the sequence of titles Domitian employed on his denarii and likely was short lived if its rarity is any indication. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. Interestingly, the obverse legend displays the Greek influenced 'Y' instead of 'V', perhaps evidence of a Greek engraver's handiwork. The altar on the reverse is a carry-over pulvinaria type struck for Domitian as Caesar under Titus, perhaps representing the pulvinar of Vesta and Vulcan.

A sharp VF denarius struck when the dies were fresh. Good early style.

7 commentsDavid Atherton07/04/17 at 13:33Mat: Nice find, David.
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4089 ARABIA, Decapolis. Gerasa Hadrian Ć 28 132-33 AD Artemis24 viewsReference
RPC III, 4089; Spijkerman--

Issue Year ΙΖ

Obv. ΑΥ Κ ΤΡΑ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС С
Laureate, bust right, drapery on left shoulder; below, ΙΖ

Rev. ΑΡΤΕΜΙ ΤΥΧΗ ΓΕΡΑСωΝ
Draped bust of Artemis/Tyche, r., quiver on l. shoulder, bow in r. hand

5.29 gr
20 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki07/04/17 at 13:33Mat: Nice toning!
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Corinthia, Corinth15 viewsAR Stater (20mm, 8.41g)
c. 350-300 B.C.E.

O: Pegasus flying left; Ϙ below

R: Helmeted head of Athena left; Γ before, thyrsos behind

Pegasi 417; BCD Corinth 109
1 commentsSalaethus07/04/17 at 13:19shanxi: nice example
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Maxentius19 viewsMaxentius AE Reduced Follis, MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right / CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma in hexstyle temple with orb and sceptre, PT below. RIC 911 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/04/17 at 13:07Mat: Nice find and portrait
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Domitian RIC 4055 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 40 (R2), BMC -, RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Altar, garlanded and lighted
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, June 2017.

An early rare 'PONT' denarius struck towards the end of 81. The abbreviation 'PONT' for Ponitfex Maximus must have come early in the sequence of titles Domitian employed on his denarii and likely was short lived if its rarity is any indication. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. Interestingly, the obverse legend displays the Greek influenced 'Y' instead of 'V', perhaps evidence of a Greek engraver's handiwork. The altar on the reverse is a carry-over pulvinaria type struck for Domitian as Caesar under Titus, perhaps representing the pulvinar of Vesta and Vulcan.

A sharp VF denarius struck when the dies were fresh. Good early style.

7 commentsDavid Atherton07/04/17 at 10:36Jay GT4: Not only rare but beautifully preserved!
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Domitian RIC 4055 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 40 (R2), BMC -, RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Altar, garlanded and lighted
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, June 2017.

An early rare 'PONT' denarius struck towards the end of 81. The abbreviation 'PONT' for Ponitfex Maximus must have come early in the sequence of titles Domitian employed on his denarii and likely was short lived if its rarity is any indication. The records of the Arval brothers do not show Domitian as Pontifex Maximus by 30 October, so presumably he acquired the title in either November or December. Interestingly, the obverse legend displays the Greek influenced 'Y' instead of 'V', perhaps evidence of a Greek engraver's handiwork. The altar on the reverse is a carry-over pulvinaria type struck for Domitian as Caesar under Titus, perhaps representing the pulvinar of Vesta and Vulcan.

A sharp VF denarius struck when the dies were fresh. Good early style.

7 commentsDavid Atherton07/04/17 at 10:21FlaviusDomitianus: A double die-match with mine it seems! Nice catch...
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The Adoptive Emperors42 views***Click To Expand***4 commentsNemonater07/04/17 at 09:03Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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49 viewsMaximus Crowvs
Maximus (Caesar, 235/6-238). AR Denarius Rome mint, 236-7.
O: MAXIMVS CAES GERM; Rvssell Crowvs Bareheaded and draped bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS; Maximus standing left, holding baton and spear; two signa to right
- RIC IV ?
6 commentsNemonater07/04/17 at 02:38Curtis H2: I love it!!!!
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The Adoptive Emperors42 views***Click To Expand***4 commentsNemonater07/04/17 at 02:13David Atherton: Well done!
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Lucania, Velia21 viewsAR Nomos (20mm, 7.34g)
334-300 B.C.E.
Kleudoros Group

O: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Phrygian helmet decorated with centauress; monogram behind

R: Lion standing left, feeding; A above, monogram below; YEΛHTΩN in ex.

Williams 331
2 commentsSalaethus07/03/17 at 21:09Jay GT4: Fantastic reverse!
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VII 049, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•SIRM•, ALEMANIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, #285 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VII 049, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•SIRM•, ALEMANIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, #2
avers: FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES-5-B1, Laureate head right.
rever: ALEMANI-A-DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, stepping on captive, holding trophy and palm.
exergo: -/-//•SIRM•, diameter: 19-19,5mm, weight: 2,75g, axis: 0h,
mint: Sirmium, date: 324-325 AD., ref: RIC-VII-49-p475, C2,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/03/17 at 16:11Jay GT4: It's good Q
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1289 PONTUS, Amisus Hadrian Drachm 136-37 AD Demeter standing17 viewsReference.
RPC III 1289; Rec 95, Nordbř 6c, 186-93 corr.

Issue Year 168 (PΞH)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ Π Π ΥΠ Γ
Bare head of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΑΜΙСΟΥ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΑС ΕΤΟΥС ΡΞΗ
Demeter standing l., holding patera in r. hand, l. resting on torch

2.89 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki07/03/17 at 06:59Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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Roman Imperial: Constantius Gallus, as Caesar (351-354 CE) Ć Centenionalis, Heraclea (RIC VIII 84; LRBC 1894)27 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS NOB C; Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier standing left, holding shield and spearing fallen horseman; shield on ground at right; Horseman turns to face soldier, and extends left arm; Γ in left field; SMHΔ in exergue
4 commentsQuant.Geek07/03/17 at 06:49Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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835 Hadrian Dupondius 117 AD Concordia79 viewsReference.
RIC 538b; C. 260; BMC 1107; Strack 502

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

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

12.31gr
28 mm
12h
.
Note.
CNG Sale 11/09.
From the Estate Collection of Dr. Richard Doty
10 commentsokidoki07/03/17 at 03:39NORMAN K: very nice coin and a fantastic collection
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RIC 0817 Vespasianus81 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M T P P P COS VI, Laureate head right
Rev: S C (in exergue), The temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus: Hexastyle temple within which, statue of Jupiter seated facing flanked by statues of Juno and Minerva standing facing; on either side of the temple, a statue. The pediment is decorated with statues of the Capitoline Triad and other figures; roof surmounted by quadriga on top, and eagles on either side.
AE/Sestertius (33.19 mm 24.39 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 75 A.D.
RIC 817 (R3, same obverse die), BMCRE-BNF unisted
ex N.A.C. Auction 100 part 2 lot 1810
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/03/17 at 03:08ickster: Wow! I bet that is even better in hand.
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Roman Imperial: Constantius Gallus, as Caesar (351-354 CE) Ć Centenionalis, Heraclea (RIC VIII 84; LRBC 1894)27 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS NOB C; Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier standing left, holding shield and spearing fallen horseman; shield on ground at right; Horseman turns to face soldier, and extends left arm; Γ in left field; SMHΔ in exergue
4 commentsQuant.Geek07/03/17 at 01:13Curtis H2: Fantastic reverse!
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RIC 0817 Vespasianus81 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M T P P P COS VI, Laureate head right
Rev: S C (in exergue), The temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus: Hexastyle temple within which, statue of Jupiter seated facing flanked by statues of Juno and Minerva standing facing; on either side of the temple, a statue. The pediment is decorated with statues of the Capitoline Triad and other figures; roof surmounted by quadriga on top, and eagles on either side.
AE/Sestertius (33.19 mm 24.39 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 75 A.D.
RIC 817 (R3, same obverse die), BMCRE-BNF unisted
ex N.A.C. Auction 100 part 2 lot 1810
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/02/17 at 23:50Sam: Superb.
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RIC 0817 Vespasianus81 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M T P P P COS VI, Laureate head right
Rev: S C (in exergue), The temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus: Hexastyle temple within which, statue of Jupiter seated facing flanked by statues of Juno and Minerva standing facing; on either side of the temple, a statue. The pediment is decorated with statues of the Capitoline Triad and other figures; roof surmounted by quadriga on top, and eagles on either side.
AE/Sestertius (33.19 mm 24.39 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 75 A.D.
RIC 817 (R3, same obverse die), BMCRE-BNF unisted
ex N.A.C. Auction 100 part 2 lot 1810
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/02/17 at 22:03David Atherton: Superb!
Constantius_Gallus_RIC_VIII-84.jpg
Roman Imperial: Constantius Gallus, as Caesar (351-354 CE) Ć Centenionalis, Heraclea (RIC VIII 84; LRBC 1894)27 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS NOB C; Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier standing left, holding shield and spearing fallen horseman; shield on ground at right; Horseman turns to face soldier, and extends left arm; Γ in left field; SMHΔ in exergue
4 commentsQuant.Geek07/02/17 at 19:47Mat: Wonderful, interesting reverse design on the figur...
Constantius_Gallus_RIC_VIII-84.jpg
Roman Imperial: Constantius Gallus, as Caesar (351-354 CE) Ć Centenionalis, Heraclea (RIC VIII 84; LRBC 1894)27 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS NOB C; Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier standing left, holding shield and spearing fallen horseman; shield on ground at right; Horseman turns to face soldier, and extends left arm; Γ in left field; SMHΔ in exergue
4 commentsQuant.Geek07/02/17 at 19:09okidoki: very nice
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1289 PONTUS, Amisus Hadrian Drachm 136-37 AD Demeter standing17 viewsReference.
RPC III 1289; Rec 95, Nordbř 6c, 186-93 corr.

Issue Year 168 (PΞH)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ Π Π ΥΠ Γ
Bare head of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΑΜΙСΟΥ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΑС ΕΤΟΥС ΡΞΗ
Demeter standing l., holding patera in r. hand, l. resting on torch

2.89 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki07/02/17 at 19:00Mat: Great reverse
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2509 PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Sabina Ae 18 128-36 AD Hygieia standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III 2509; SNG München 37; BMC 103

Obv. СΑΒЄΙΝΑ СЄΒΑСΤΗ.
Draped bust right.

Rev. ЄΠΙΜ ΑΤ ΜΗΤΡΟΓЄΝΟVС ΑΙΖΑΝЄΙΤΩN.
Hygieia standing facing in chiton and peplos, head r., feeding serpent with patera

2.79 gr
18 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki07/02/17 at 19:00Mat: Love the patina
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Trilobite18 viewsTrilobite, Phacops
Morocco, Anti-Atlas Mountains
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/02/17 at 14:01Mat: Neat one, Randy
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Trilobite18 viewsTrilobite, Phacops
Morocco, Anti-Atlas Mountains
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/02/17 at 04:46Curtis H2: Very cool!
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 333-331/0 BC. AR Nomos35 views19.5mm, 7.70 g, 2h
Warror, preparing to throw spear and holding shield and two more spears, on horse rearing right; [|- to left], Λ to right, KAΛ and Δ below / Phalanthos, holding crested Phrygian helmet, astride dolphin right; stars flanking, API below. Fischer-Bossert Group 60, 770–3 var. (V303/R– [unlisted rev. die]); Vlasto 543–4 (same obv. die); HN Italy 896. Good VF, toned, a little off center. From fine style dies.
3 commentsLeo07/02/17 at 01:41Leo: Thanks for appreciation!
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Maxentius29 viewsThe wolf is in the parapet2 commentsChance Vandal07/02/17 at 00:15Curtis H2: Fantastic!
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Tiberius II Constantine solidus23 viewsTiberius II Constantine, 578 – 582. Solidus 579-582, AV 4.45 g. Cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown with cross on circlet and pendilia, holding globus cruciger and ornamental shield. Rev. Cross potent on four steps; in exergue, CONOB. DO 4e. MIBE 4. Sear 422.
Good extremely fine
1 commentsChance Vandal07/02/17 at 00:14Curtis H2: Beautiful coin!
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Septimius Severus RIC 50513 viewsDenarius, 198-202
Obv.: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX
Head laur. r.
Rev.: IVSTITIA
Justitia seated l., holding patera and sceptre.

3.45g, 19mm
RIC 505, C. 251
1 commentsklausklage07/01/17 at 20:49Curtis H2: Great portrait!
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Elagabal RIC IV, 20248 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AR - denarius, 19mm, 3.04g
Antiochia, AD 218/9
obv. ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG
Youthful portrait, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VOTA PV - BLICA
Emperor, togate and veiled, in high boots with heels, stg. l. and sacrificing from
open r. hand over burning tripod; holding roll in l. hand.
RIC IV/2, 202; C.306; BMC 291 (attributes it to Rome)
Scarce, EF/VF

One of the early issues from Antiochia.
2 commentsJochen07/01/17 at 20:38Callimachus: Nice coin. I like Elagabal's coins from Antioc...
RIC_817_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0817 Vespasianus81 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M T P P P COS VI, Laureate head right
Rev: S C (in exergue), The temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus: Hexastyle temple within which, statue of Jupiter seated facing flanked by statues of Juno and Minerva standing facing; on either side of the temple, a statue. The pediment is decorated with statues of the Capitoline Triad and other figures; roof surmounted by quadriga on top, and eagles on either side.
AE/Sestertius (33.19 mm 24.39 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 75 A.D.
RIC 817 (R3, same obverse die), BMCRE-BNF unisted
ex N.A.C. Auction 100 part 2 lot 1810
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/01/17 at 11:58Curtis H2: Wow! Love this coin!
RIC_817_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0817 Vespasianus81 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M T P P P COS VI, Laureate head right
Rev: S C (in exergue), The temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus: Hexastyle temple within which, statue of Jupiter seated facing flanked by statues of Juno and Minerva standing facing; on either side of the temple, a statue. The pediment is decorated with statues of the Capitoline Triad and other figures; roof surmounted by quadriga on top, and eagles on either side.
AE/Sestertius (33.19 mm 24.39 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 75 A.D.
RIC 817 (R3, same obverse die), BMCRE-BNF unisted
ex N.A.C. Auction 100 part 2 lot 1810
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/01/17 at 11:35Jay GT4: Outstanding! A real beauty
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155 - Licinius I - Follis - RIC VII Ticinum 13 var 16 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– MARTI CON-SERVATORI, Mars, helmeted, in military dress, cloak over right shoulder, standing right, holding upright spear, point downwards, resting left hand on shield
Minted in Ticinum (* | _ // PT). A.D. 314-315
Reference:– RIC VII Ticinum 13 var (Unlisted officina - Example noted on NotInRIC)
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/01/17 at 10:35okidoki: very nice Martin
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Antiochos IV Epiphanes11 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Ć . “Egyptianizing” series. Antioch mint. Struck 169-168 BC. Head of Isis right, wearing tainia / Eagle with closed wings standing right on thunderbolt. SC 1414; HGC 9, 644.1 commentsecoli07/01/17 at 09:47Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Commodus (177 - 192 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billion Tetradrachm
O: M A KOM ANTW  CEBEVCEB,  laureate head right.
R: Head of Zeus right, LK Z at sides. L KZ=Year 27=(186/187).
11.25g
23mm
Köln 2227; Dattari 3892; Milne 2665 = Emmett 2563.27.
4 commentsMat07/01/17 at 09:47Randygeki(h2): Great coin Mat!
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068 - Geta denarius - RIC 08114 viewsDenarius
Obv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P III COS II P P, goddess (Aeternitas? / Providentia?) standing right, holding torch & globe.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 210
Reference:– RD 20 ex. RIC 81 (S). RSC 200
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/01/17 at 09:46Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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Commodus (177 - 192 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billion Tetradrachm
O: M A KOM ANTW  CEBEVCEB,  laureate head right.
R: Head of Zeus right, LK Z at sides. L KZ=Year 27=(186/187).
11.25g
23mm
Köln 2227; Dattari 3892; Milne 2665 = Emmett 2563.27.
4 commentsMat07/01/17 at 06:20quadrans: Nice one ...
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Athens Tetradrachm61 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT407/01/17 at 03:32Nemonater: A nice example without the typical gashes. Love th...
commodtet.jpg
Commodus (177 - 192 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billion Tetradrachm
O: M A KOM ANTW  CEBEVCEB,  laureate head right.
R: Head of Zeus right, LK Z at sides. L KZ=Year 27=(186/187).
11.25g
23mm
Köln 2227; Dattari 3892; Milne 2665 = Emmett 2563.27.
4 commentsMat07/01/17 at 02:31Jay GT4: Such quirky style on these coins. I love it!
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Alexander III of Macedon Babylon Mint, 315-311 BC14 viewsTetradrachm minted in Babylon, probably under Peithon.
Head of Herakles in Lionskin Headdress/ Zeus Aetophoros on Reverse, MTP in wreath in left field, PiDT monogram in circle below throne. BASILEUW below, ALEXANDROY to right.

Price 3733 (ref.Wildwinds), 16.6 grms
1 commentsdaverino07/01/17 at 02:11Curtis H2: Nice!
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Sasanian Kingdom, Shapur I (241-272 A.D.)33 viewsAR drachm
O: Bust of Shapur I right, wearing diadem and decorated tiara terminating in eagle head.
R: Fire altar flanked by two attendants wearing diadems and mural crowns.
25mm
4.33g
Göbl type I/1
4 commentsMat06/30/17 at 20:26Joseph B2: Wow, very nice example!
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Taras 480-470 BC, Nomos27 views7.68g.

Fischer-Bossert-81, Vlasto-74. Obv: Boy on dolphin right; sea shell below. Greek legend above. Rx: Wheel pattern. Ex Gemini XII, 11 January 2015, lot 11. VF

"From the evidence of findings we know that the coins bearing a wheel, and with the designs in relief on both sides of the coins were issued for some years during the destruction of Sybaris in 510 B.C.
The wheel was an emblem of the sun-god and may perhaps show the influence of the Pythagoreans; it appears also on the coins of Tanagra and of Chalcis, and later also on coins of Phlius, circle 431 B.C.
The coins issued in this period show the rapid advance made by the Tarentines in Commerce and Art during the time 520 to 470 B.C"
1 commentsLeo06/30/17 at 19:02Enodia: a very cool early type, which i've been after ...
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 333-331/0 BC. AR Nomos35 views19.5mm, 7.70 g, 2h
Warror, preparing to throw spear and holding shield and two more spears, on horse rearing right; [|- to left], Λ to right, KAΛ and Δ below / Phalanthos, holding crested Phrygian helmet, astride dolphin right; stars flanking, API below. Fischer-Bossert Group 60, 770–3 var. (V303/R– [unlisted rev. die]); Vlasto 543–4 (same obv. die); HN Italy 896. Good VF, toned, a little off center. From fine style dies.
3 commentsLeo06/30/17 at 18:58Enodia: a wonderful coin with, to my mind, one of the best...
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4014A JUDAEA, Ascalon. Hadrian Ć 23 mm 131-32 ad Tyche-Astarte15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4014A; De Saulcy 10; Yashin, Ascalon to Raphia, 191var

Issue Year 235

Obv. СƐΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. ACKAΛω/ LΔ / ЄΛC
Tyche-Astarte standing right on galley, holding scepter and aphlaston; to left, incense altar; to right, dove in r. field.

12.54 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
From the Collection of Steve Cooper
1 commentsokidoki06/30/17 at 14:05quadrans: Interesting coin
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RPC II 2304 Domitianus27 viewsObv: IMP DOMITIANVS CAES AVG GERMANICVS, laureate head right
Rev: no legend, Minerva standing on prow, right, holding shield and spear; on lft, trophy; on right, palm branch; owl at Minerva's feet
AE28 (27.54 mm 16.179 mm 12h) Struck in Caesarea Maritima (Syria, Decapolis) after 83 A.D.
RPC II 2304, Cohen 759
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 32 Lot 208
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/30/17 at 12:44peterpil19: Wow
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Domitian AR Denarius31 viewsDomitian. AR denarius (3.02 g,). Rome mint, struck A.D. 81.
Obv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: TR P COS VII, draped throne, back decorated with grain ears Lituus beneath
the frame.
RIC 3 Var; RSC 554a.
Ex: Akropolis Ancient Coins
4 commentsorfew06/30/17 at 01:53Nemonater: Really nice!
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CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 365-355 BC. AR Nomos 24 views21 mm, 7.89 g, 2 h
Youthful nude jockey riding horse standing right; to right, bearded herm left; below horse, TH. Rev. TAΡ[AΣ] Phalantos, with wild flowing hair, riding dolphin left, holding oinochoe in right hand. Fischer-Bossert 564b (this coin). Vlasto 410 (same obverse die). Beautifully toned and of fine style. Minor areas of flatness, otherwise, good very fine.

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

This is a particularly charming depiction of the hero Phalanthos, with wild waving hair and an impish smile, indicating how much he is enjoying the dolphin ride.
1 commentsLeo06/29/17 at 22:12Jay GT4: Great hair!
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 333-331/0 BC. AR Nomos35 views19.5mm, 7.70 g, 2h
Warror, preparing to throw spear and holding shield and two more spears, on horse rearing right; [|- to left], Λ to right, KAΛ and Δ below / Phalanthos, holding crested Phrygian helmet, astride dolphin right; stars flanking, API below. Fischer-Bossert Group 60, 770–3 var. (V303/R– [unlisted rev. die]); Vlasto 543–4 (same obv. die); HN Italy 896. Good VF, toned, a little off center. From fine style dies.
3 commentsLeo06/29/17 at 22:11Jay GT4: That reverse is incredible! Love the helmet
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RPC II 2313 Titus27 viewsObv: AYTOKP TITOΣ KAIΣAP, laureate head right
Rev.: IOYΔAIAΣ EAΛWKYAΣ, trophy; at foot, left, a crouching captive with arms tied behind; omn right, a pelta shaped shield
AE24 (24.33 mm 11.249 g 12h) Struck in Caesarea Maritima (Syria, Decapolis)
RPC II 2313
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 32 Lot 209
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/29/17 at 22:06Nemonater: Fantastic!
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RPC II 2313 Titus27 viewsObv: AYTOKP TITOΣ KAIΣAP, laureate head right
Rev.: IOYΔAIAΣ EAΛWKYAΣ, trophy; at foot, left, a crouching captive with arms tied behind; omn right, a pelta shaped shield
AE24 (24.33 mm 11.249 g 12h) Struck in Caesarea Maritima (Syria, Decapolis)
RPC II 2313
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 32 Lot 209
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/29/17 at 21:54David Atherton: Very nice!
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Domitian AR Denarius31 viewsDomitian. AR denarius (3.02 g,). Rome mint, struck A.D. 81.
Obv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: TR P COS VII, draped throne, back decorated with grain ears Lituus beneath
the frame.
RIC 3 Var; RSC 554a.
Ex: Akropolis Ancient Coins
4 commentsorfew06/29/17 at 21:10David Atherton: I love the early portrait!
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RPC II 2313 Titus27 viewsObv: AYTOKP TITOΣ KAIΣAP, laureate head right
Rev.: IOYΔAIAΣ EAΛWKYAΣ, trophy; at foot, left, a crouching captive with arms tied behind; omn right, a pelta shaped shield
AE24 (24.33 mm 11.249 g 12h) Struck in Caesarea Maritima (Syria, Decapolis)
RPC II 2313
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 32 Lot 209
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/29/17 at 18:37Jay GT4: Great reverse! I particularly like the helmet
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RPC II 2304 Domitianus27 viewsObv: IMP DOMITIANVS CAES AVG GERMANICVS, laureate head right
Rev: no legend, Minerva standing on prow, right, holding shield and spear; on lft, trophy; on right, palm branch; owl at Minerva's feet
AE28 (27.54 mm 16.179 mm 12h) Struck in Caesarea Maritima (Syria, Decapolis) after 83 A.D.
RPC II 2304, Cohen 759
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 32 Lot 208
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/29/17 at 18:36Jay GT4: Interesting!
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RPC II 2313 Titus27 viewsObv: AYTOKP TITOΣ KAIΣAP, laureate head right
Rev.: IOYΔAIAΣ EAΛWKYAΣ, trophy; at foot, left, a crouching captive with arms tied behind; omn right, a pelta shaped shield
AE24 (24.33 mm 11.249 g 12h) Struck in Caesarea Maritima (Syria, Decapolis)
RPC II 2313
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 32 Lot 209
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/29/17 at 18:29quadrans: Great revers...
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RPC II 2304 Domitianus27 viewsObv: IMP DOMITIANVS CAES AVG GERMANICVS, laureate head right
Rev: no legend, Minerva standing on prow, right, holding shield and spear; on lft, trophy; on right, palm branch; owl at Minerva's feet
AE28 (27.54 mm 16.179 mm 12h) Struck in Caesarea Maritima (Syria, Decapolis) after 83 A.D.
RPC II 2304, Cohen 759
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 32 Lot 208
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/29/17 at 18:28quadrans: Nice one
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RIC 0680 Domitianus28 viewsObv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II (outwardly from low right), Laureate head right
Rev: (no legend), Domitian riding left, right hand raised, holding sceptre.
AR/Denarius (19.35 mm 3.446 g 6 h) Struck in Rome 73-75 a.D.
RIC 2 680 (C) (Vespasian) - BMCRE 129-131 (Vespasian) - RSC 664 - BNF 105-106 (Vespasian)
ex London Coin Galleries Auction 4 part I lot 919
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/29/17 at 18:27quadrans: Great coin and details..
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Antiochos I Soter14 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. 281-261 BC. Ć Antioch mint. Laureate head of Zeus right / Thunderbolt; club and monogram above, jawbone below; SC 343; HGC 9, 149.1 commentsecoli06/29/17 at 17:44Jay GT4: Fantastic coin
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm61 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT406/29/17 at 17:23Enodia: i love this Athena! very nice addition Jay
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Vespasian RIC-848 (2)68 viewsAR Denarius, 3.34g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC 848 (C), BMC 184, RSC 120
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: COS VII across field; Eagle head l. standing on thunderbolt, on Altar. Very uncommon with thunderbolt showing.
Ex Solidus Numismatik Online-Auction 15, 22 May 2017, lot 172.

The more common variant of the type missing thunderbolt in eagle's claws. Somewhat rare with head left.

Worn, but in good style and fine metal.
5 commentsDavid Atherton06/29/17 at 16:14jason01 d: Very nice portrait type , very nice !
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Arabia Petraea, Philadelphia. Hadrian AE2213 viewsObv: Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: Bust of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck.
Spij 11
1 commentsancientone06/29/17 at 14:50okidoki: very nice
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Titus RIC 9155 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.55g
Rome mint, 79-80 AD
RIC 91 (C), BMC 108, RSC 356
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (clockwise, inwardly, from low l.); Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm
Ex CNG E399, 14 June 2017, lot 486.

Titus struck a small undated issue of quinarii, most of which are fairly rare. This traditional Victory type is copied from quinarii minted by Vespasian.

Struck in a fine and neat style, typical of the mint during this period.
5 commentsDavid Atherton06/29/17 at 07:40FlaviusDomitianus: Another fine addition.
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Titus RIC 9155 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.55g
Rome mint, 79-80 AD
RIC 91 (C), BMC 108, RSC 356
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (clockwise, inwardly, from low l.); Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm
Ex CNG E399, 14 June 2017, lot 486.

Titus struck a small undated issue of quinarii, most of which are fairly rare. This traditional Victory type is copied from quinarii minted by Vespasian.

Struck in a fine and neat style, typical of the mint during this period.
5 commentsDavid Atherton06/29/17 at 05:26Enodia: i like it!
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RIC 1496 Domitian denarius83 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation

PON MAX TR P COS IIII
winged caduceus.

Uncertain eastern "O" mint
76 AD

3.24g

RIC II 1496 (R2); BMCRE II, 489; RSC II, 369; RPC II, 1469.

Apart from the COS IIII, these titles are appropriate for Vespasian, not Domitian as Caesar

7 commentsJay GT406/29/17 at 02:50David Atherton: Fantastic!
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Domitian denarius RIC 149576 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/29/17 at 02:48David Atherton: A fine example!
T91.jpg
Titus RIC 9155 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.55g
Rome mint, 79-80 AD
RIC 91 (C), BMC 108, RSC 356
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (clockwise, inwardly, from low l.); Victory adv. r., with wreath and palm
Ex CNG E399, 14 June 2017, lot 486.

Titus struck a small undated issue of quinarii, most of which are fairly rare. This traditional Victory type is copied from quinarii minted by Vespasian.

Struck in a fine and neat style, typical of the mint during this period.
5 commentsDavid Atherton06/29/17 at 02:45Jay GT4: Nice acquisition David
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm61 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT406/29/17 at 02:21n.igma: Nice one!
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Taras, Calabria26 views272-235 BC (Period VIII - The Roman Alliance I)
AR Didrachm (18.5mm, 6.50g)
O: Nude youth on horseback right, placing wreath on horse's head; ΦI behind, I-ΩΠ-YPO-[Σ] (magistrate) below.
R: Taras riding dolphin left, holding cornucopiae and trident; bee to right, Τ-ΑΡΑΣ below.
Vlasto 855; Evans VIII, B2; McGill II, 99; Cote 490-92; HN Italy 1029 SNG ANS 1183
ex Dr. Busso Peus; ex Germania Inferior Numismatics

Evans calls the insect on this reverse a cicada, a very important symbol in ancient times (see J.C.B Petropolous’ marvelous work ‘Heat and Lust; Hesiod’s Midsummer Festival Scene Revisited’, a very insightful look at ancient agricultural and fertility practices). However Vlasto lists this as a bee, and I tend to think this is likely. It sure looks more like a bee to me.
It’s a real pity that the obverse is struck off-center here, as the artistic and natural rendering of the horse is not typical of these late period didrachms.
3 commentsEnodia06/28/17 at 20:54Jay GT4: Fantastic! Love the bee control mark
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Severus Alexander 13 viewsSeverus Alexander Denarius. 228 AD. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust right / P M TR P VII COS II P P, Alexander sacrificing left, draped and holding patera over altar. RIC 81; RSC 357.1 commentsMolinari06/28/17 at 19:05Enodia: nice one! i like the reverse scene.
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Faustina II14 viewsFaustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius, FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Faustina to right, rocking her sweet, characteristic bun. I V N O, around Juno seated.RIC III 674 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 7-4a; BMCRE 87 (Aurelius); RSC 85. 1 commentsMolinari06/28/17 at 19:02Enodia: a pleasing portrait.
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EB0360, Mn Aemilius Lepidus, Brockage AR Denarius18 viewsMn Aemilius Lepidus, Brockage AR Denarius
Obv: Diademed, laureate bust of Roma R., ROMA before, star behind
Rev: Same incuse L.
References: Syd. 554?
Weight: 3.78 g
1 commentsEB06/28/17 at 08:29Canaan: Beauty!!!
090_Gallienus_(253-268_A_D_),_AR-Ant_GALLIENVS·P·F·AVG_VICT_GERMANICA_RIC-49f_Lugd,Gobl-08741_Colon_257-258-AD_Q-001_0h_20,5-25,5mm_3,97g-s.jpg
090a Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 049f, VICT GERMANICA, Victory on globe,123 views090a Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 049f, VICT GERMANICA, Victory on globe,
avers:- GALLIENVS•P•F•AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICT GERMANICA, Victory on globe between two captives.
exerg: -/-/--, diameter: 20,5-25,5mm, weight: 3,97g, axes: 0h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 257-258 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-49f,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans06/28/17 at 07:32Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
Vologases-V__(191-208_AD)_Bi-Tetradrachm_Seleukia-Q-001_0h_24mm_13,12g--s.jpg
Parthia, Vologases V. (191-208 A.D.), BI-Tetradrachm, Sellwood 87-15, King left on throne, #1145 viewsParthia, Vologases V. (191-208 A.D.), BI-Tetradrachm, Sellwood 87-15, King left on throne, #1
avers: King head, left, w/multi-strand diadem, loop, and 4 ribbons, curly hair on top, side hair in a bun of concentric curls over the ear, mustache, long triangular beard, earring ?, 2-layer necklace w/central medallion, tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border.
revers: King, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess in long robe, between the heads the year HΦ (194/195 AD), exergual line, partial letters around the edge.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 24mm, weight: 13,12g, axes: 0h,
mint: Seleukia, date:HΦ=194/195 A.D., ref: Sellwood 87.15, Shore 444,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans06/28/17 at 02:46Robert L3: Outstanding example.
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090a Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 049f, VICT GERMANICA, Victory on globe,123 views090a Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 049f, VICT GERMANICA, Victory on globe,
avers:- GALLIENVS•P•F•AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICT GERMANICA, Victory on globe between two captives.
exerg: -/-/--, diameter: 20,5-25,5mm, weight: 3,97g, axes: 0h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 257-258 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-49f,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans06/27/17 at 23:08Jay GT4: Nice Victory
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090a Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 049f, VICT GERMANICA, Victory on globe,123 views090a Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 049f, VICT GERMANICA, Victory on globe,
avers:- GALLIENVS•P•F•AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICT GERMANICA, Victory on globe between two captives.
exerg: -/-/--, diameter: 20,5-25,5mm, weight: 3,97g, axes: 0h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 257-258 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-49f,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans06/27/17 at 22:24Mat: Wodnerful, a favorite of yours
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm61 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT406/27/17 at 14:21quadrans: Hmm, I like this
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Domitian denarius RIC 149576 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/27/17 at 12:38Canaan: Great addition congrats
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Roman Empire, Claudius Ć As RIC I 11336 viewsClaudius. AD 41-54. Ć As (30mm, 10.37 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 42-43. TI CLAVDIVS • CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left / LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, S C across field, Libertas, draped, standing right, holding pileus with left hand and extending right. RIC I 113; von Kaenel Type 77; BMCRE 202-5; BN 230-2.

Ex CNG, Ex Gorny & Mosch 204 (5 March 2012), lot 2102.
2 commentsCurtis H206/27/17 at 06:43Randygeki(h2): beautiful example
012p_Claudius-I_(41-54_A_D_)_Syria,_Uncertain_Caesarea,_Tyche_Q-001_0h_24-24,5mm_9,7g-s~0.jpg
Syria, Uncertain Caesarea, 012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RPC I 4086, AE-24, KAICAPEΩN ETOYC E, Veiled Tyche seated right,118 viewsSyria, Uncertain Caesarea, 012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), RPC I 4086, AE-24, KAICAPEΩN ETOYC E, Veiled Tyche seated right,
avers:- TIBEPIOC KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP, Bare head of Tiberius right.
revers:- KAICAPEΩN ETOYC E, Veiled Tyche, seated right, on rocks and holding ears of corn, below, river god.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 24,0-24,5mm, weight: 9,7g, axes: 0h,
mint: Syria, Uncertain Caesarea, date: Year 5 = 45 A.D., ref: RPC-I-4086, BMC Anazarbus 4,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans06/27/17 at 06:41Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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803.04 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119-20 AD Agathodaemon11 viewsReference.
Dattari-Savio Pl. 72, 7506 (this coin); Emmett 803.04; Köln 780; RPC III, 5209

Issue L Δ = year 4

Obv. AVT KAI TPAI ΑΔΡΙΑ CEB
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder; crescent before.

Rev. L Δ
Agathodaemon serpent erect right, wearing skhent and entwining caduceus and grain ears in coils.

11.75 gr
25 mm
h

Note.
From the Dattari collection
1 commentsokidoki06/27/17 at 06:40Randygeki(h2): Nice addition!
IMG_9294.JPG
C. Hosidius C.f. Geta9 views
C. Hosidius C.f. Geta. 64 BC. AR Denarius. Rome mint. Diademed and draped bust of Diana right, with bow and quiver over shoulder: GETA downards to right, III VIR downards to left / Calydonian Boar standing right, pierced by spear and harried by hound below; C • HOSIDIC • F. Crawford 407/2; Sydenham 903; Hosidia 1.
1 commentsecoli06/27/17 at 06:39Randygeki(h2): Another cool type
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Lydia, Sardes12 viewsLYDIA, Sardes. Germanicus and Drusus, Caesares. 28-29 AD(?), by Asinius Pollio, Proconsul. Togate figures of Drusus and Germanicus seated left on curule chairs, DROUSOS KAI GERMANIKOS KAISARES NEOI QEOI FILADELFOI around (overstruck on original legend) / KOINOU ASIAS in two lines within wreath; GAIW ASINNIW POLLIWNI ANQUPATW around (overstruck on original legend). RPC I 2995; Weber 6905.

This interesting coin appears to be an original issue, but in actuality, it is an earlier issue that is restruck with two intricate 'countermarks.' These 'countermarks' were ring-shaped punch restrikings of the legends that surround the obverse and reverse designs. While the obverse 'countermark-legend' is the same as that which appeared on the original striking, the reverse legend, originally EPI ARCIEPEWS ALEXANDROU KLEWNOS SAPDIANOU, has been totally replaced by a new 'countermark-legend.'
1 commentsecoli06/27/17 at 06:39Randygeki(h2): This is a really neat type. Cool score!
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm61 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT406/27/17 at 06:38Randygeki(h2): Making me jealous. Love it!
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058 B.C., M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus, AR-Denarius, Crawford 422-1b, Jupiter in quadriga left, #1127 views058 B.C., M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus, AR-Denarius, Crawford 422-1b, Jupiter in quadriga left, #1
avers:- King Aretas of Nabataea kneeling right by camel, offering olive branch, M. SCAVR/AED CVR above, EX-S C to sides, REX ARETAS in exergue.
revers:- Jupiter in quadriga left, scorpion beneath horses' forelegs, P HVPSAEVS AED CVR above, C. HVPSAE COS PREIVER in exergue, CAPTV on right.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 3,73g, axis: 8h,
mint: Rome, date: 58 B.C., ref: Crawford 422-1b, Sydenham 914,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans06/27/17 at 06:38Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Macrinus Nicopolis12 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Macrinus. AD 217-218. Ć Statius Longinus, consular legate. Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / VPCTATI LONGINO-V NI-KOPOLITWN PRO-C ICTPW, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus; cock at feet left. AMNG I 1747; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Budapest -; Varbanov 3546 var. (obv. legend). 1 commentsecoli06/27/17 at 06:38Randygeki(h2): Thats a great portrait
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M. Plaetorius Cestianus - Curule Chair with Scorpion (Crawf. 409/2)28 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 67 BC
3.84g

Obv: Turreted and draped bust of Cybele to right; behind, forepart of a lion; to right, globe.
CESTIANVS

Rev: Curule chair; control mark to left, scorpion.
M PLAETORIVS AED CVR EX S C

ex. Haeberlin Collection, Ernst Justus Haeberlin (1847-1925), Cahn & Hess, Frankfurt, 17th July 1933, Lot 2144.2

Cicero records that Plaetorius had been curule aedile (responsible for maintenance of temples "aedes" and regulation of public festivals) in his speech "Pro Cluentio", in which he describes arguing the case of Decimus Matrinius before the curule aediles Cestianus and Flaminius. This particular coin type refers to the Ludi Megalesiaci, games which honoured the goddess Cybele, and were presented by the curule aediles.

After serving as curule audile with senatorial authority to strike coins, Cestianus was recruited by Pompey to help him mint the 6,000 talents (24,000,000 denarii) of coins needed to pay troops for his extraordinary campaign against the Mediterranean pirates in 67 BC.
3 commentsKained but Able06/27/17 at 06:37Randygeki(h2): Killer example!
RIC_210_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0210 Domitianus28 viewsObv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG GER COS X, Laureate head left, with aegis
Rev: SALVTI AVGVST / S C, (in exergue); Altar
AE/As (28.71 mm 10.721 g 6h) Struck in Rome 84 A.D.
RIC 210 (R2), BMCRE - BNF unlisted
ex Münzen & Medaillen Auction 45 lot 669
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/27/17 at 06:37Randygeki(h2): Great portrait too
Elizabeth_new.jpeg
Elizabeth AR Three Pence14 viewsELIZABETH 1 [1558-1603] silver threepence [3d]. 5th issue. 1581.
coin 19.02 mm 1.45 gr.
latin cross. Spink 2573
Ex: Londinium Coins
Purchased November 26, 2016.
1 commentsorfew06/27/17 at 06:36Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Constantine I, AD 306-337. SARMATIA DEVICTA14 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: SARMATIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, holding trophy on right arm, branch in left hand, spurning captive seated on ground right, head turned back,
PTR(cresent) in ex.
Trier 323-4 AD
2 commentsancientone06/27/17 at 06:36Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Constantine I, AD 306-337. SARMATIA DEVICTA14 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: SARMATIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, holding trophy on right arm, branch in left hand, spurning captive seated on ground right, head turned back,
PTR(cresent) in ex.
Trier 323-4 AD
2 commentsancientone06/27/17 at 03:15Jay GT4: Nice one
082_B_C_,_L__Censorinus,_AR-den-head_of_Apollo_r_-L_CENSOR,_the_satyr,_Marsyas,_standing_l__Cr_363-1d_Syd-737_Marcia-24_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
082 B.C., L. Censorinus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 363/1d., Rome, L CENSOR, The satyr, Marsyas, standing left,117 views082 B.C., L. Censorinus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 363/1d., Rome, L CENSOR, The satyr, Marsyas, standing left,
avers:- Laureate head of Apollo right.
revers:- L CENSOR, The satyr, Marsyas, standing left with wineskin over shoulder, behind him, column surmounted by draped figure (Minerva?).
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 82 B.C., ref: Crawford 363/1d, Sydenham 737, Marcia 24,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans06/26/17 at 18:39Randygeki(h2): Nice! This is another neat type.
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Arcadius (383 - 408 A.D.)25 viewsĆ22
O: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Emperor standing front, head right, holding standard and globe // SMHB
Heraclea Mint 392-395 A.D.
22mm
5.4g
RIC IX 27b.2, p. 199

From the Collection of Doug Smith #2187
2 commentsMat06/26/17 at 18:38Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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099 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD eagle standing right Eastern mint13 viewsReverence.
Strack *47; cf RIC 350

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P (sic)
Bare bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS III
Eagle standing on thunderbolt, head turned right

2.55 gr
18 mm
2h
1 commentsokidoki06/26/17 at 16:35Jay GT4: Great piece
RIC_210_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0210 Domitianus28 viewsObv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG GER COS X, Laureate head left, with aegis
Rev: SALVTI AVGVST / S C, (in exergue); Altar
AE/As (28.71 mm 10.721 g 6h) Struck in Rome 84 A.D.
RIC 210 (R2), BMCRE - BNF unlisted
ex Münzen & Medaillen Auction 45 lot 669
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/26/17 at 16:34Jay GT4: Lovely reverse
RIC_210_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0210 Domitianus28 viewsObv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG GER COS X, Laureate head left, with aegis
Rev: SALVTI AVGVST / S C, (in exergue); Altar
AE/As (28.71 mm 10.721 g 6h) Struck in Rome 84 A.D.
RIC 210 (R2), BMCRE - BNF unlisted
ex Münzen & Medaillen Auction 45 lot 669
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/26/17 at 15:52okidoki: very nice David
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M. Plaetorius Cestianus - Curule Chair with Scorpion (Crawf. 409/2)28 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 67 BC
3.84g

Obv: Turreted and draped bust of Cybele to right; behind, forepart of a lion; to right, globe.
CESTIANVS

Rev: Curule chair; control mark to left, scorpion.
M PLAETORIVS AED CVR EX S C

ex. Haeberlin Collection, Ernst Justus Haeberlin (1847-1925), Cahn & Hess, Frankfurt, 17th July 1933, Lot 2144.2

Cicero records that Plaetorius had been curule aedile (responsible for maintenance of temples "aedes" and regulation of public festivals) in his speech "Pro Cluentio", in which he describes arguing the case of Decimus Matrinius before the curule aediles Cestianus and Flaminius. This particular coin type refers to the Ludi Megalesiaci, games which honoured the goddess Cybele, and were presented by the curule aediles.

After serving as curule audile with senatorial authority to strike coins, Cestianus was recruited by Pompey to help him mint the 6,000 talents (24,000,000 denarii) of coins needed to pay troops for his extraordinary campaign against the Mediterranean pirates in 67 BC.
3 commentsKained but Able06/26/17 at 11:29okidoki: Very nice and special coin
Hierocaesarea_22.jpg
Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, altar 15 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
First half of the second century
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Obv: draped bust of Artemis Persica r., with quiver and arrow at breast
Rev.: ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡΕΩN, lighted altar
AE, 2.22g, 16mm
Ref.: RPC online, Volume 3, 1857 (this coin)
Ex Solidus Online-Auktion 12, 18 Feb. 2017, lot 239
1 commentsshanxi06/26/17 at 11:16okidoki: great example congrats
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Domitian, AD 81-9643 viewsAR denarius.

CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III, laureate, right; a small 'o' is usually visible below the neck truncation / FIDES PVBI, hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn-ears. Mint(s) of Asia Minor (Uncertain: Ephesus?); struck AD 76, as Caesar.

RIC II.1, 1488 (R2); BMCRE II, unlisted; RSC II, unlisted; RPC II, unlisted.

The 'F' in FIDES in the reverse legend almost looks like a Γ... perhaps an unlisted variety?
3 commentssocalcoins06/26/17 at 10:55Jay GT4: Wonderful style
arca.jpg
Arcadius (383 - 408 A.D.)25 viewsĆ22
O: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Emperor standing front, head right, holding standard and globe // SMHB
Heraclea Mint 392-395 A.D.
22mm
5.4g
RIC IX 27b.2, p. 199

From the Collection of Doug Smith #2187
2 commentsMat06/26/17 at 03:23Jay GT4: Excellent provenance
048-BC-C_Vibius_Cf_Cn_Pansa_Caetronianus_Rep_AR-Den_IOVIS_AX-VR-_Cr-449-1a_Syd-947_Vibia-18_Rome_48-BC_Q-001_4h_17,5-18,5mm_2,96g-s.jpg
048 B.C., C.Vibius Cf. Cn. Pansa Caetronianus Denarius, Crawford 449/1a, Jupiter Axurus seated left,116 views048 B.C., C.Vibius Cf. Cn. Pansa Caetronianus Denarius, Crawford 449/1a, Jupiter Axurus seated left,
avers:- Mask of Pan right, PANSA below. border of dots.
revers:- IOVIS AXVR before, C VIBIVS C F C N behind, Jupiter Axurus seated left. border of dots.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 2,96g, axis: 4h,
mint: Rome, date: 48 B.C., ref: Crawford 449/1a, Sydenham 947,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans06/26/17 at 00:25Jay GT4: It's OK Q!
172.jpg
M. Plaetorius Cestianus - Curule Chair with Scorpion (Crawf. 409/2)28 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 67 BC
3.84g

Obv: Turreted and draped bust of Cybele to right; behind, forepart of a lion; to right, globe.
CESTIANVS

Rev: Curule chair; control mark to left, scorpion.
M PLAETORIVS AED CVR EX S C

ex. Haeberlin Collection, Ernst Justus Haeberlin (1847-1925), Cahn & Hess, Frankfurt, 17th July 1933, Lot 2144.2

Cicero records that Plaetorius had been curule aedile (responsible for maintenance of temples "aedes" and regulation of public festivals) in his speech "Pro Cluentio", in which he describes arguing the case of Decimus Matrinius before the curule aediles Cestianus and Flaminius. This particular coin type refers to the Ludi Megalesiaci, games which honoured the goddess Cybele, and were presented by the curule aediles.

After serving as curule audile with senatorial authority to strike coins, Cestianus was recruited by Pompey to help him mint the 6,000 talents (24,000,000 denarii) of coins needed to pay troops for his extraordinary campaign against the Mediterranean pirates in 67 BC.
3 commentsKained but Able06/25/17 at 23:23Jay GT4: Gorgeous coin. Love the toning and scorpion
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Domitian denarius RIC 149576 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/25/17 at 17:00okidoki: great example congrats
RIC_V_1245_Domitianus.jpg
RIC V 1085 Domitianus35 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head left
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, resting on column, feeding snake out of patera
Fourree Denarius (19.46 mm 2.70 g 6h) Imitates coin struck in Rome 79 A D
Imitates RIC 1085 (R2, Vespasian), RSC 385, BNF 238
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/25/17 at 16:50helvetica: Note that on the genuine version, the V of VI on t...
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Roman Empire, Claudius Ć As RIC I 11333 viewsRoman Empire, Claudius Ć As RIC I 113Claudius. AD 41-54. Ć As (30mm, 10.37 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 42-43. TI CLAVDIVS • CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left / LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, S C across field, Libertas, draped, standing right, holding pileus with left hand and extending right. RIC I 113; von Kaenel Type 77; BMCRE 202-5; BN 230-2.

Ex CNG, Ex Gorny & Mosch 204 (5 March 2012), lot 2102.
3 commentsCurtis H206/25/17 at 15:11Marsman: Great coin
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Daoi (Dahae), Unknown Ruler, ca. 250 -130 BC31 viewsAR scyphate hdr, 2,55gr., 16,5mm;
Mitch. ACW 351;
mint: ? ; axis: 6h;
obv.: bare head, right, possibly w/diadem; short, cap like hair, beardless (?); necklace (?); so-called Seleukid style;
rev.: horse’s head, right, w/bridle and rein; symbol in lower right field;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
1 commentsSchatz06/25/17 at 15:04quadrans: Interesting coin
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm61 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT406/25/17 at 13:09Mat: I wish, a stunner!
stuff-01.jpg
11 viewsMassachusetts Treasury Loan Certificate Ł15 June 1, 1780 MA-8
This certificate is listed as MA-8 in Anderson's The Price of Liberty. It bears the Sword in Hand vignette encircled by a rattlesnake. Anderson rates this piece as a low R7, indicating only 7 to 12 examples are known.
1 commentsSpongeBob06/25/17 at 06:57Curtis H2: Very cool!
012p_Claudius-I_(41-54_A_D_),_Syria,_Uncertain_Caesarea,_Tyche_Q-001_0h_24-24,5mm_9,7g-s.jpg
012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), Syria, Uncertain Caesarea, RPC I 4086, AE-24, KAICAPEΩN ETOYC E, Veiled Tyche seated right,135 views012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), Syria, Uncertain Caesarea, RPC I 4086, AE-24, KAICAPEΩN ETOYC E, Veiled Tyche seated right,
avers:- TIBEPIOC KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP, Bare head of Tiberius right.
revers:- KAICAPEΩN ETOYC E, Veiled Tyche, seated right, on rocks and holding ears of corn, below, river god.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 24,0-24,5mm, weight: 9,7g, axes: 0h,
mint: Syria, Uncertain Caesarea, date: Year 5 = 45 A.D., ref: RPC-I-4086, BMC Anazarbus 4,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans06/25/17 at 05:00Randygeki(h2): Cool addition! Great patina on it.
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Domitian denarius RIC 149576 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/25/17 at 04:59Randygeki(h2): A very nice addition!
IMG_2842.JPG
13 Constantius II29 viewsConstantius II
Ae2 4.43g
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, dot ASIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 253
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/25/17 at 02:11Jay GT4: You're gathering your own hoard of horsemen!
RIC_V_1495_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 1495 Domitianus35 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation
Rev: FIDES PVBL, Hand clasped over caduceus,two poppies and two corn ears
AR/Denarius (19.18 mm 3.37 g 12h) Struck in Uncertain Asia Minor mint 76 A D
RIC 1495 (R, Vespasian), RSC 117a, BMCRE 491 (Vespasian)
ex CGB Fr, Rome 38 brm_314897
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/25/17 at 01:56Jay GT4: Awesome! Die matched to mine
domitian_Fides.jpg
Domitian denarius RIC 149576 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/25/17 at 01:28Nemonater: Beautiful addition!
012p_Claudius-I_(41-54_A_D_),_Syria,_Uncertain_Caesarea,_Tyche_Q-001_0h_24-24,5mm_9,7g-s.jpg
012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), Syria, Uncertain Caesarea, RPC I 4086, AE-24, KAICAPEΩN ETOYC E, Veiled Tyche seated right,135 views012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), Syria, Uncertain Caesarea, RPC I 4086, AE-24, KAICAPEΩN ETOYC E, Veiled Tyche seated right,
avers:- TIBEPIOC KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP, Bare head of Tiberius right.
revers:- KAICAPEΩN ETOYC E, Veiled Tyche, seated right, on rocks and holding ears of corn, below, river god.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 24,0-24,5mm, weight: 9,7g, axes: 0h,
mint: Syria, Uncertain Caesarea, date: Year 5 = 45 A.D., ref: RPC-I-4086, BMC Anazarbus 4,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans06/25/17 at 00:29Enodia: beautiful patina!
IMG_2842.JPG
13 Constantius II29 viewsConstantius II
Ae2 4.43g
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, dot ASIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 253
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/24/17 at 21:34Mat: Nice portrait and soldier
domitian_Fides.jpg
Domitian denarius RIC 149576 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/24/17 at 19:39orfew: Great coin Jay
domitian_Fides.jpg
Domitian denarius RIC 149576 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/24/17 at 19:39orfew: Great coin Jay
025_Domitia_(82-96_A_D__Augusta),_Lydia,_Silandos,_RPC_1354,_AE-16,_Q-001_6h_15-17mm_2,4g-s.jpg
025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Silandos, RPC 1354, AE-16, CIΛAN ΔEΩN, Men standing left, 133 views025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Silandos, RPC 1354, AE-16, CIΛAN ΔEΩN, Men standing left,
avers:- ΔOMITIA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right.
revers:- CIΛAN ΔEΩN, Men standing left, holding pine cone and sceptre.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0-17,0mm, weight: 2,40g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Silandos, date: 82-96 A.D., ref: RPC 1354. BMC 17.
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans06/24/17 at 18:14Jay GT4: Nice one!
domitian_Fides.jpg
Domitian denarius RIC 149576 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/24/17 at 17:53quadrans: Yes, Nice coin ...
012p_Claudius-I_(41-54_A_D_),_Syria,_Uncertain_Caesarea,_Tyche_Q-001_0h_24-24,5mm_9,7g-s.jpg
012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), Syria, Uncertain Caesarea, RPC I 4086, AE-24, KAICAPEΩN ETOYC E, Veiled Tyche seated right,135 views012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), Syria, Uncertain Caesarea, RPC I 4086, AE-24, KAICAPEΩN ETOYC E, Veiled Tyche seated right,
avers:- TIBEPIOC KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP, Bare head of Tiberius right.
revers:- KAICAPEΩN ETOYC E, Veiled Tyche, seated right, on rocks and holding ears of corn, below, river god.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 24,0-24,5mm, weight: 9,7g, axes: 0h,
mint: Syria, Uncertain Caesarea, date: Year 5 = 45 A.D., ref: RPC-I-4086, BMC Anazarbus 4,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans06/24/17 at 17:42Jay GT4: Nice one Q!
RIC_T_278_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0278 Domitianus122 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
13 commentsFlaviusDomitianus06/24/17 at 16:59imperator: Great coin
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Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)26 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
AR Tetradrachm
O: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYVEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laurerate, r., date LΓ before neck
R: No Legend; Nike flying l., with wreath and palm.
Alexandria mint, 70-71 AD
12.82g
25mm
RPC 2423
5 commentsMat06/24/17 at 06:34Randygeki(h2): Cool addition !
4785_4786.jpg
Julia Domna, Denarius, IVNO9 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna
Born ca. 170AD - Died 217AD
Issued: 196 - 211AD
18.0mm 3.30gr
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: IVNO; Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter, peacock to left.
Rome Mint
RIC 559; Sear 6588; RSC 82.
Aorta: 100: B6, O2, R46, T82, M4.
Ken Dorney VCoins
6/16/17 6/24/17
1 commentsNicholas Z06/23/17 at 22:39Mat: Great reverse
vestet3.jpg
Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)26 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
AR Tetradrachm
O: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYVEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laurerate, r., date LΓ before neck
R: No Legend; Nike flying l., with wreath and palm.
Alexandria mint, 70-71 AD
12.82g
25mm
RPC 2423
5 commentsMat06/23/17 at 20:51Nemonater: Nice!
1000-33-136.jpg
Titus9 viewsTitus. As Caesar, A.D. 69-79. AR denarius (18 mm, 3.16 g, 7 h). Rome mint, under Vespasian, A.D. 77/8. T CAESAR IMP VESPA[SIANVS], laureate head right / COS VI, Mars standing left, holding and trophy; behind, grain ear. RIC 948; BMC 221; RSC 65. Fine.1 commentsecoli06/23/17 at 20:31Jay GT4: Nice style of portrait
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Ammonite12 viewspyritized 1 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/23/17 at 18:00quadrans: Nice Piece..
IMG_2827.JPG
07 Constantius Gallus18 viewsConstantius Gallus.
23mm, 5.45g
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right./ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left,dot SMK Gamma in ex
Cyzikus 97
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/23/17 at 15:47Jay GT4: Don't usually see these with silvering
IMG_2822.JPG
Constantius I16 viewsConstantius I. As Caesar, 293-305 AD. Ć Fractional Follis (22mm, 3.53g). Struck circa 295-299 AD. FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Radiate and cuirassed bust right. / CONCORDIA MILITVM, Constantinus standing right, in military dress, reiceiving small Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left with sceptre; in field, at center, KB. (mint of Cyzicus), 2nd officina. RIC VI, pg #18a. 1 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/23/17 at 12:58Mat: Nice portriait
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Elizabeth I 18 viewsENGLAND. Elizabeth I Silver Hammered Threepence, 15781 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/23/17 at 12:58Mat: Nice addition
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Louis IX (St Louis) AR Gros Tournois14 viewsLouis IX (1226-1270) AR Gros Tournois
(25.20 mm, 3.55 g)
Obv: légende intérieure : + LVDOVICVS. REX
légende extérieure : + BNDICTV: SIT: NOmE: DHI: nRI: DEI: IhV. XPI, (ponctuation par trois besants superposés).
Rev: TVRONVS. CIVIS
1 commentsorfew06/23/17 at 12:57Mat: Very nice
874_P_Hadrian_RPC3122A.jpg
3122A CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Drachm 128-138 AD Mount Argaeus 3 stars12 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3122A; BMC 125; Sydenham 271; Metcalf Conspectus 108a

Obv. AΔPIANOC CЄBACTOC
Laureate, bust right, drapery on left shoulder and across back of neck.

Rev. YΠATOC Γ ΠATHP ΠATP
Mount Argaeus; above, three stars.

2.81 gr
17 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki06/23/17 at 09:10Randygeki(h2): Nice!
DomitianRIC2-2.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius31 viewsDomitian. AR denarius (3.02 g,). Rome mint, struck A.D. 81.
Obv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: TR P COS VII, draped throne, back decorated with grain ears Lituus beneath
the frame.
RIC 3 Var; RSC 554a.
Ex: Akropolis Ancient Coins
4 commentsorfew06/22/17 at 23:39Jay GT4: That's a great portrait
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Domitian AR Denarius31 viewsDomitian. AR denarius (3.02 g,). Rome mint, struck A.D. 81.
Obv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: TR P COS VII, draped throne, back decorated with grain ears Lituus beneath
the frame.
RIC 3 Var; RSC 554a.
Ex: Akropolis Ancient Coins
4 commentsorfew06/22/17 at 20:38FlaviusDomitianus: That's very interesting!
vestet3.jpg
Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)26 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
AR Tetradrachm
O: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYVEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laurerate, r., date LΓ before neck
R: No Legend; Nike flying l., with wreath and palm.
Alexandria mint, 70-71 AD
12.82g
25mm
RPC 2423
5 commentsMat06/22/17 at 15:52FlaviusDomitianus: Good example of the type.
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Faience Ushabti30 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti

Beautiful turquoise color. Some earthen deposits remain. Great features.

circa 600 BC

10.80cm

49.32g

Ex-Zurgieh

To avoid undue work in the afterlife, Egyptians had themselves buried with numerous ushabtis, figurines that were intended to answer the summons of Osiris in place of the deceased. Ushabtis were usually mummiform, but their intention to work was made clear by the hoe usually carried over their shoulders and the basket on their backs. They were commonly inscribed with the name of the deceased inserted into the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead.
5 commentsJay GT406/22/17 at 12:40Nemonater: Great photography, interesting piece!
Ushabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti30 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti

Beautiful turquoise color. Some earthen deposits remain. Great features.

circa 600 BC

10.80cm

49.32g

Ex-Zurgieh

To avoid undue work in the afterlife, Egyptians had themselves buried with numerous ushabtis, figurines that were intended to answer the summons of Osiris in place of the deceased. Ushabtis were usually mummiform, but their intention to work was made clear by the hoe usually carried over their shoulders and the basket on their backs. They were commonly inscribed with the name of the deceased inserted into the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead.
5 commentsJay GT406/22/17 at 06:44Canaan: Great addition!!
Ushabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti30 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti

Beautiful turquoise color. Some earthen deposits remain. Great features.

circa 600 BC

10.80cm

49.32g

Ex-Zurgieh

To avoid undue work in the afterlife, Egyptians had themselves buried with numerous ushabtis, figurines that were intended to answer the summons of Osiris in place of the deceased. Ushabtis were usually mummiform, but their intention to work was made clear by the hoe usually carried over their shoulders and the basket on their backs. They were commonly inscribed with the name of the deceased inserted into the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead.
5 commentsJay GT406/22/17 at 06:10Randygeki(h2): A very neat piece Jay
Ushabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti30 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti

Beautiful turquoise color. Some earthen deposits remain. Great features.

circa 600 BC

10.80cm

49.32g

Ex-Zurgieh

To avoid undue work in the afterlife, Egyptians had themselves buried with numerous ushabtis, figurines that were intended to answer the summons of Osiris in place of the deceased. Ushabtis were usually mummiform, but their intention to work was made clear by the hoe usually carried over their shoulders and the basket on their backs. They were commonly inscribed with the name of the deceased inserted into the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead.
5 commentsJay GT406/22/17 at 05:51ancientdave: Very nice!
vestet3.jpg
Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)26 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
AR Tetradrachm
O: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYVEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laurerate, r., date LΓ before neck
R: No Legend; Nike flying l., with wreath and palm.
Alexandria mint, 70-71 AD
12.82g
25mm
RPC 2423
5 commentsMat06/22/17 at 05:41quadrans: Nice coin I agree..
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Greek, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetardrachm circa 415-405 BC 24mm 16.75g19 viewsSlow quadriga driven right by charioteer,the nearside horse with head held high,the farside horse head lowered.Wreath of olive above,crane flying right in exergue.Rev forepart of man-headed bull right{river god Gelas}with thick wavy beard,swimming,large barley grain above.This coin was struck just before the destruction of the city by the Carthaginian in 405 BC,from which Gela never fully recovered,and it is thought that the quadriga on the obv is to show Gelons victory in the Olympic games of 488 BC.This coin is the only specimen recorded from this die combination,and is the plate coin in the standard reference Jenkins the coinage of Gela.Group IX 482 O95/R1921 commentsGrant H06/22/17 at 04:05Jay GT4: Wow, that reverse!
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The 12 Caesars 22 views1 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/22/17 at 04:00Jay GT4: Nice collection Randy!
059p_Annia_Faustina_(-221_A_D_),_RPC_IV_(T)_6277,_Pamphylia,_Aspendus,_AE-18,__________,_Q-001_6h_17-18mm_3,91g-s.jpg
059p Annia Faustina ( ?-221 A.D.), RPC IV (T) 6277, Pamphylia, Aspendus, AE-18, ΑСΠƐΝΔΙΩΝ, Front view of double-pediment temple, Rare !148 views059p Annia Faustina ( ?-221 A.D.), RPC IV (T) 6277, Pamphylia, Aspendus, AE-18, ΑСΠƐΝΔΙΩΝ, Front view of double-pediment temple, Rare !
avers:-ΑΝΝΙΑΝ ΦΑΥϹΤƐΙΝΑΝ ϹƐΒ, Diademed and draped bust of Annia Faustina, right.
revers:-ΑСΠƐΝΔΙΩΝ, Front view of double-pediment temple enclosing a statue of Aphroditai Kastnietides each.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,91g, axis: 6 h,
mint: Pamphylia, Aspendus, date: 221 A.D., ref: RPC IV (T) 6277, Peus 388, 1 Nov. 2006, lot 1132, R !,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans06/22/17 at 03:47Jay GT4: Interesting coin!
Ushabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti30 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti

Beautiful turquoise color. Some earthen deposits remain. Great features.

circa 600 BC

10.80cm

49.32g

Ex-Zurgieh

To avoid undue work in the afterlife, Egyptians had themselves buried with numerous ushabtis, figurines that were intended to answer the summons of Osiris in place of the deceased. Ushabtis were usually mummiform, but their intention to work was made clear by the hoe usually carried over their shoulders and the basket on their backs. They were commonly inscribed with the name of the deceased inserted into the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead.
5 commentsJay GT406/22/17 at 01:43quadrans: Great piece..
121626.jpg
Vespasian9 viewsRoman Empire, Vespasian with Titus & Domitian 69-79, Denarius, 2.77g: Obv: Laureate head of Vespasian right "[IMP CAES]AR VESPASIANVS AVG" Rev: Facing heads of Titus and Domitian "CAESAR AVG F COS CA[ESAR AVG] F PR". RSC 5.1 commentsecoli06/22/17 at 01:19Jay GT4: Tough one to get. Congrats!
vestet3.jpg
Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)26 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
AR Tetradrachm
O: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYVEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laurerate, r., date LΓ before neck
R: No Legend; Nike flying l., with wreath and palm.
Alexandria mint, 70-71 AD
12.82g
25mm
RPC 2423
5 commentsMat06/22/17 at 01:19Jay GT4: Nice one Mat
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Mithradates II11 viewsParthian Kingdom, Mithradates II 123-88 BC, Drachm, 4.16g: Obv: Diademed bust of Mithradates left Rev: Archer seated right, legend around. Sellwood 27.1. Rhagae mint1 commentsecoli06/22/17 at 00:55Robert L3: Really nice example.
032p_Hadrianus_(117-138_A_D_),_Lycaonia,_Iconium,_BMC_4,_AE-16,_Q-001_5h_17,5-18,0mm_3,42g-s.jpg
032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Lycaonia, Iconium (Eikonion as Klaudeikonion), BMC 4, AE-16, C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus,133 views032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Lycaonia, Iconium (Eikonion as Klaudeikonion), BMC 4, AE-16, C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus,
avers: - AΔΡIANOC KAICAΡ, bare head left .
revers: - KΛAYΔ EIKONIEΩN, Perseus standing half-right, naked, holding harpa and head of Gorgon.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-18,0mm, weight:3,42g, axis:5h,
mint: Lycaonia, Iconium (Eikonion as Klaudeikonion), date:117-138 A.D., ref: BMC 4, Aulock, Lykaonien 290-292; Imhoof KM 5; Waddington 4767; SNG France III, 2286.
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans06/22/17 at 00:29Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Denar, RIC 3, p.269, 677 var. - Faustina II, Fecunditas, Child 16 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, AD 161-175
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed, draped bust right
Rev.: FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing right holding scepter in right and infant in left
Ag, 3.47g, 19mm
Ref.: RIC III 677 var. (diademed), CRE 177 [R]
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 53, lot 753
1 commentsshanxi06/21/17 at 20:26David Atherton: Sharp coin!
871_P_Hadrian_RPC2695.jpg
2695 PAMPHYLIA, Perga Hadrian AE 20 Artemis standing left13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2695; SNG France 397-8

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
Laureate, bust right, with drapery on l. shoulder and across back of neck, seen from front

Rev. ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟС ΠΕΡΓΑΙΑС
Artemis, with quiver and bow in raised hands, running l., head r.; above, crescent

4.81 gr
20 mm
6h

Note.
Reverse legend is counter clockwise.
1 commentsokidoki06/21/17 at 20:26David Atherton: Very nice!
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Augustus Plated Denarius - Bearded Barbarian Offering Vexillum (Hybrid, RIC 288/416)21 viewsPlated Denarius
After 12 BC
3.16g

Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Feronia, r.
FERON TVRPILIANVS IIIVIR

Rev: Bearded barbarian, with cloak over shoulder, kneeling r. and offering vexillum.
CANINIVS GALLVS III VIR

RIC – For obverse: C 484. RIC 288 and for reverse: C 383. RIC 416.

ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian
ex. V.J.E. Ryan Collection, Valentine John Eustace Ryan (1883-1947) sold by Glendining & Co. 1951
ex. Haeberlin Collection, Ernst Justus Haeberlin (1847-1925), Cahn & Hess, Frankfurt, 17th July 1933, Lot 3259 (Plate coin) Sold to Spink for 26 Reichmarks.
ex. Lawrence Collection, Cyrus Jay Lawrence (1832-1908) and his son, Richard Hoe Lawrence (1858-1936) of Westchester, New York.


3 commentsKained but Able06/21/17 at 20:25David Atherton: Fantastic!
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Trajan13 viewsRoman Empire, Trajan 98-117, Denarius, 3.09g: Obv: Laureate head of Trajan right "IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP" Rev: Trajan's column "SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI". RSC 558a.2 commentsecoli06/21/17 at 20:24David Atherton: Good example.
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Roman Empire, Claudius Ć As RIC I 11333 viewsRoman Empire, Claudius Ć As RIC I 113Claudius. AD 41-54. Ć As (30mm, 10.37 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 42-43. TI CLAVDIVS • CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left / LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, S C across field, Libertas, draped, standing right, holding pileus with left hand and extending right. RIC I 113; von Kaenel Type 77; BMCRE 202-5; BN 230-2.

Ex CNG, Ex Gorny & Mosch 204 (5 March 2012), lot 2102.
3 commentsCurtis H206/21/17 at 19:13Curtis H2: Thanks. It is one of my favorites.
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Trajan13 viewsRoman Empire, Trajan 98-117, Denarius, 3.09g: Obv: Laureate head of Trajan right "IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP" Rev: Trajan's column "SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI". RSC 558a.2 commentsecoli06/21/17 at 16:34okidoki: Very nice and special coin
459070.jpg
Roman Empire, Claudius Ć As RIC I 11336 viewsClaudius. AD 41-54. Ć As (30mm, 10.37 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 42-43. TI CLAVDIVS • CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left / LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, S C across field, Libertas, draped, standing right, holding pileus with left hand and extending right. RIC I 113; von Kaenel Type 77; BMCRE 202-5; BN 230-2.

Ex CNG, Ex Gorny & Mosch 204 (5 March 2012), lot 2102.
2 commentsCurtis H206/21/17 at 02:52Jay GT4: Superb artistry
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Roman Empire, Claudius Ć As RIC I 11333 viewsRoman Empire, Claudius Ć As RIC I 113Claudius. AD 41-54. Ć As (30mm, 10.37 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 42-43. TI CLAVDIVS • CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left / LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, S C across field, Libertas, draped, standing right, holding pileus with left hand and extending right. RIC I 113; von Kaenel Type 77; BMCRE 202-5; BN 230-2.

Ex CNG, Ex Gorny & Mosch 204 (5 March 2012), lot 2102.
3 commentsCurtis H206/21/17 at 02:51Jay GT4: Really nice coin. Love everything about it
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Augustus Plated Denarius - Bearded Barbarian Offering Vexillum (Hybrid, RIC 288/416)21 viewsPlated Denarius
After 12 BC
3.16g

Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Feronia, r.
FERON TVRPILIANVS IIIVIR

Rev: Bearded barbarian, with cloak over shoulder, kneeling r. and offering vexillum.
CANINIVS GALLVS III VIR

RIC – For obverse: C 484. RIC 288 and for reverse: C 383. RIC 416.

ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian
ex. V.J.E. Ryan Collection, Valentine John Eustace Ryan (1883-1947) sold by Glendining & Co. 1951
ex. Haeberlin Collection, Ernst Justus Haeberlin (1847-1925), Cahn & Hess, Frankfurt, 17th July 1933, Lot 3259 (Plate coin) Sold to Spink for 26 Reichmarks.
ex. Lawrence Collection, Cyrus Jay Lawrence (1832-1908) and his son, Richard Hoe Lawrence (1858-1936) of Westchester, New York.


3 commentsKained but Able06/20/17 at 20:20Jay GT4: Amazing coin and provenance
171.jpg
Augustus Plated Denarius - Bearded Barbarian Offering Vexillum (Hybrid, RIC 288/416)21 viewsPlated Denarius
After 12 BC
3.16g

Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Feronia, r.
FERON TVRPILIANVS IIIVIR

Rev: Bearded barbarian, with cloak over shoulder, kneeling r. and offering vexillum.
CANINIVS GALLVS III VIR

RIC – For obverse: C 484. RIC 288 and for reverse: C 383. RIC 416.

ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian
ex. V.J.E. Ryan Collection, Valentine John Eustace Ryan (1883-1947) sold by Glendining & Co. 1951
ex. Haeberlin Collection, Ernst Justus Haeberlin (1847-1925), Cahn & Hess, Frankfurt, 17th July 1933, Lot 3259 (Plate coin) Sold to Spink for 26 Reichmarks.
ex. Lawrence Collection, Cyrus Jay Lawrence (1832-1908) and his son, Richard Hoe Lawrence (1858-1936) of Westchester, New York.


3 commentsKained but Able06/20/17 at 19:23quadrans: Huhh great..
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Demetrios III Eukairos11 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios III Eukairos. 97/6-88/7 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 15.87 g, 12h). Damaskos mint. Dated SE 224 (89/8 BC). Diademed head right, pellet on nose / Cult statue of Atargatis standing facing, flowers in hands, grain ears on shoulders; N above monogram to outer left, AIε (date) and monogram in exergue; all within wreath. SC 2451.11; HHV 98 (A23/P91); HGC 9, 1305; DCA 304. 1 commentsecoli06/20/17 at 17:54shanxi: very nice example
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RPC-1941-Vespasian42 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.19g
Antioch mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 1941 (2 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: (T) ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in r. field, B
Acquired from Agora Numismatics, June 2017.

A RPC group 2 tetradrachm attributed to Antioch, but style wise very similar to Alexandria. RPC speculates the Alexandria style tetradrachms were either struck in Alexandria and then shipped to Antioch, or less likely Alexandrian mint workers were sent to Antioch and produced the coins there. Kevin Butcher speculates these Alexandria style tetradrachms were ordered by the southern Syrian cities from the Alexandria mint for circulation in that part of the province. Of note, Galilee, Samaria, and Judaea were a part of the province of Syria at the time. Interestingly, these tetradrachms in which Titus' portrait is featured on the reverse may have been circulating in the very region where he commanded the legions fighting the Jewish War. Most likely they were struck during the massive military build up before the siege of Jerusalem, providing strong evidence of the important role Titus Caesar held at the time.

This regnal year 2 type is more commonly seen with a star behind Titus' portrait on the reverse. This is the rarer variant lacking the star.

Struck in superb 'Alexandria' style. Normally these come much cruder.
6 commentsDavid Atherton06/20/17 at 17:45quadrans: Great coin and details..
032p_Hadrianus_(117-138_A_D_),_Lycaonia,_Iconium,_BMC_4,_AE-16,_Q-001_5h_17,5-18,0mm_3,42g-s.jpg
032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Lycaonia, Iconium (Eikonion as Klaudeikonion), BMC 4, AE-16, C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus,133 views032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Lycaonia, Iconium (Eikonion as Klaudeikonion), BMC 4, AE-16, C - A / E - T /N - H, Winged caduceus,
avers: - AΔΡIANOC KAICAΡ, bare head left .
revers: - KΛAYΔ EIKONIEΩN, Perseus standing half-right, naked, holding harpa and head of Gorgon.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-18,0mm, weight:3,42g, axis:5h,
mint: Lycaonia, Iconium (Eikonion as Klaudeikonion), date:117-138 A.D., ref: BMC 4, Aulock, Lykaonien 290-292; Imhoof KM 5; Waddington 4767; SNG France III, 2286.
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans06/20/17 at 17:19okidoki:
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RPC-1941-Vespasian42 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.19g
Antioch mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 1941 (2 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: (T) ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in r. field, B
Acquired from Agora Numismatics, June 2017.

A RPC group 2 tetradrachm attributed to Antioch, but style wise very similar to Alexandria. RPC speculates the Alexandria style tetradrachms were either struck in Alexandria and then shipped to Antioch, or less likely Alexandrian mint workers were sent to Antioch and produced the coins there. Kevin Butcher speculates these Alexandria style tetradrachms were ordered by the southern Syrian cities from the Alexandria mint for circulation in that part of the province. Of note, Galilee, Samaria, and Judaea were a part of the province of Syria at the time. Interestingly, these tetradrachms in which Titus' portrait is featured on the reverse may have been circulating in the very region where he commanded the legions fighting the Jewish War. Most likely they were struck during the massive military build up before the siege of Jerusalem, providing strong evidence of the important role Titus Caesar held at the time.

This regnal year 2 type is more commonly seen with a star behind Titus' portrait on the reverse. This is the rarer variant lacking the star.

Struck in superb 'Alexandria' style. Normally these come much cruder.
6 commentsDavid Atherton06/20/17 at 15:00FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice indeed!
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BASTIEN 20625 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICI
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.38 g
RIC: 103
BASTIEN: 206 (9 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 1008
NOTE: SHIELD DECORATED WITH EMPEROR ON HORSE
2 commentsBarnaba606/20/17 at 14:29Barnaba6: Thanks Mat for the comment!
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PROBUS RIC 376 E1 BUST PARMA SHIELD20 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ERCVLI PACIF
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//SXXT
WEIGHT 4.38g
RIC: 376
COLLECTION NO. 1009
NOTE: VERY RARE (ESPECIALLY FOR TICINUM) AND DESIRABLE BUST TYPE WITH SMALL, ROUND (PARMA) SHIELD !!!
2 commentsBarnaba606/20/17 at 14:29Barnaba6: Thanks Mat for the comment!
400~0.jpg
BASTIEN 20625 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICI
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.38 g
RIC: 103
BASTIEN: 206 (9 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 1008
NOTE: SHIELD DECORATED WITH EMPEROR ON HORSE
2 commentsBarnaba606/20/17 at 13:09Mat: Great portrait and reverse.
1000.jpg
PROBUS RIC 376 E1 BUST PARMA SHIELD20 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ERCVLI PACIF
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//SXXT
WEIGHT 4.38g
RIC: 376
COLLECTION NO. 1009
NOTE: VERY RARE (ESPECIALLY FOR TICINUM) AND DESIRABLE BUST TYPE WITH SMALL, ROUND (PARMA) SHIELD !!!
2 commentsBarnaba606/20/17 at 13:07Mat: Beautiful coin, nice find
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RPC-1941-Vespasian42 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.19g
Antioch mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 1941 (2 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: (T) ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in r. field, B
Acquired from Agora Numismatics, June 2017.

A RPC group 2 tetradrachm attributed to Antioch, but style wise very similar to Alexandria. RPC speculates the Alexandria style tetradrachms were either struck in Alexandria and then shipped to Antioch, or less likely Alexandrian mint workers were sent to Antioch and produced the coins there. Kevin Butcher speculates these Alexandria style tetradrachms were ordered by the southern Syrian cities from the Alexandria mint for circulation in that part of the province. Of note, Galilee, Samaria, and Judaea were a part of the province of Syria at the time. Interestingly, these tetradrachms in which Titus' portrait is featured on the reverse may have been circulating in the very region where he commanded the legions fighting the Jewish War. Most likely they were struck during the massive military build up before the siege of Jerusalem, providing strong evidence of the important role Titus Caesar held at the time.

This regnal year 2 type is more commonly seen with a star behind Titus' portrait on the reverse. This is the rarer variant lacking the star.

Struck in superb 'Alexandria' style. Normally these come much cruder.
6 commentsDavid Atherton06/20/17 at 12:17Canaan: Great example of the type, i love it!!!
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesus, Octavian, Pax18 viewsOctavian
Ionia, Ephesus
Cistophorus (ca. 28 BC).
Obv.: IMP CAESAR DIVI F COS VI LIBERTATIS P R VINDEX, Laureate head right.
Rev.: PAX, Pax standing left, holding caduceus; to right, serpent rising left from altar; all within wreath.
Ag, 11.51g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC˛ 476, RPC I 2203, CRI 433.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 53, lot 447
2 commentsshanxi06/20/17 at 12:16Canaan: Great example of the type, i love it!!!
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1020.16 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 131-32 AD Nilus seated, Euthenia standing facing16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5793; Dattari 1811; Emmett 1020.16

Issue L IϚ = year 16

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

Rev. L ΙϚ
Nilus seated on crocodile on rocks, r., holding reed and cornucopia; to r., Euthenia standing facing, head l., holding sistrum and ears of corn

26.36 gr
35 mm
h
2 commentsokidoki06/20/17 at 08:20Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
RPC1941_(2).jpg
RPC-1941-Vespasian42 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.19g
Antioch mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 1941 (2 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: (T) ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in r. field, B
Acquired from Agora Numismatics, June 2017.

A RPC group 2 tetradrachm attributed to Antioch, but style wise very similar to Alexandria. RPC speculates the Alexandria style tetradrachms were either struck in Alexandria and then shipped to Antioch, or less likely Alexandrian mint workers were sent to Antioch and produced the coins there. Kevin Butcher speculates these Alexandria style tetradrachms were ordered by the southern Syrian cities from the Alexandria mint for circulation in that part of the province. Of note, Galilee, Samaria, and Judaea were a part of the province of Syria at the time. Interestingly, these tetradrachms in which Titus' portrait is featured on the reverse may have been circulating in the very region where he commanded the legions fighting the Jewish War. Most likely they were struck during the massive military build up before the siege of Jerusalem, providing strong evidence of the important role Titus Caesar held at the time.

This regnal year 2 type is more commonly seen with a star behind Titus' portrait on the reverse. This is the rarer variant lacking the star.

Struck in superb 'Alexandria' style. Normally these come much cruder.
6 commentsDavid Atherton06/20/17 at 08:20Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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JUDAEA, Herodians. Herod I (the Great). 40-4 BCE. Ć Prutah 11 viewsAnchor / Caduceus between crossed cornucopias.
Meshorer 59; Hendin 1188; HGC 10, 661.
14mm, 1.69 g. Jerusalem mint.
1 commentsCanaan06/20/17 at 08:20Randygeki(h2): Another neat one
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Roman Imperial: Aelia Flaccilla (378-383 CE) AE Follis, Antioch (Sear 20616; RIC IX 61)20 viewsObv: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG; diademed & draped bust right
Rev: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE; Victory seated right, inscribing Chi-Rho onto shield set on column, T in right field, ANTB in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek06/20/17 at 07:25Canaan: This is perfection, i love it!!
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Roman Imperial: Aelia Flaccilla (378-383 CE) AE Follis, Antioch (Sear 20616; RIC IX 61)20 viewsObv: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG; diademed & draped bust right
Rev: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE; Victory seated right, inscribing Chi-Rho onto shield set on column, T in right field, ANTB in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek06/20/17 at 04:23Skyler: Great looking coin!
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 350-320 BC 20mm 8.49g 10h18 viewsPegasos flying left.Rev Helmeted head of Athena right,Kerykelon to left.Rare variety without ethnic letter on reverse.2 commentsGrant H06/20/17 at 01:27paul1888: Beautiful Pegasus and really nice toning.
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RPC-1941-Vespasian42 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.19g
Antioch mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 1941 (2 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: (T) ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in r. field, B
Acquired from Agora Numismatics, June 2017.

A RPC group 2 tetradrachm attributed to Antioch, but style wise very similar to Alexandria. RPC speculates the Alexandria style tetradrachms were either struck in Alexandria and then shipped to Antioch, or less likely Alexandrian mint workers were sent to Antioch and produced the coins there. Kevin Butcher speculates these Alexandria style tetradrachms were ordered by the southern Syrian cities from the Alexandria mint for circulation in that part of the province. Of note, Galilee, Samaria, and Judaea were a part of the province of Syria at the time. Interestingly, these tetradrachms in which Titus' portrait is featured on the reverse may have been circulating in the very region where he commanded the legions fighting the Jewish War. Most likely they were struck during the massive military build up before the siege of Jerusalem, providing strong evidence of the important role Titus Caesar held at the time.

This regnal year 2 type is more commonly seen with a star behind Titus' portrait on the reverse. This is the rarer variant lacking the star.

Struck in superb 'Alexandria' style. Normally these come much cruder.
6 commentsDavid Atherton06/19/17 at 22:14Jay GT4: Great portraits
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RPC-1941-Vespasian42 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.19g
Antioch mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 1941 (2 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: (T) ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in r. field, B
Acquired from Agora Numismatics, June 2017.

A RPC group 2 tetradrachm attributed to Antioch, but style wise very similar to Alexandria. RPC speculates the Alexandria style tetradrachms were either struck in Alexandria and then shipped to Antioch, or less likely Alexandrian mint workers were sent to Antioch and produced the coins there. Kevin Butcher speculates these Alexandria style tetradrachms were ordered by the southern Syrian cities from the Alexandria mint for circulation in that part of the province. Of note, Galilee, Samaria, and Judaea were a part of the province of Syria at the time. Interestingly, these tetradrachms in which Titus' portrait is featured on the reverse may have been circulating in the very region where he commanded the legions fighting the Jewish War. Most likely they were struck during the massive military build up before the siege of Jerusalem, providing strong evidence of the important role Titus Caesar held at the time.

This regnal year 2 type is more commonly seen with a star behind Titus' portrait on the reverse. This is the rarer variant lacking the star.

Struck in superb 'Alexandria' style. Normally these come much cruder.
6 commentsDavid Atherton06/19/17 at 20:56Mat: Thats a wonderful tet!
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesus, Octavian, Pax18 viewsOctavian
Ionia, Ephesus
Cistophorus (ca. 28 BC).
Obv.: IMP CAESAR DIVI F COS VI LIBERTATIS P R VINDEX, Laureate head right.
Rev.: PAX, Pax standing left, holding caduceus; to right, serpent rising left from altar; all within wreath.
Ag, 11.51g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC˛ 476, RPC I 2203, CRI 433.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 53, lot 447
2 commentsshanxi06/19/17 at 19:46Jay GT4: Love these! Congrats
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 175, Rome, Limes-Denarius, COS III, Libertas standing left, 85 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 175, Rome, Limes-Denarius, COS III, Libertas standing left,
avers: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder.
revers: COS III, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 2,60g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome (Limes), date: ? A.D., ref: RIC II 175, RSC-274a,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans06/19/17 at 19:27okidoki: Cool coin
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Taras, Calabria31 views325-280 BC
AR Hemilitron (10mm, 0.39g, 11h)
O: Scallop Shell.
R: Dolphin leaping right; hare below.
Vlasto 1596; HN Italy 980
ex Saint Paul Antiques
3 commentsEnodia06/19/17 at 18:28quadrans: Pretty coin
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1020.16 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 131-32 AD Nilus seated, Euthenia standing facing16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5793; Dattari 1811; Emmett 1020.16

Issue L IϚ = year 16

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

Rev. L ΙϚ
Nilus seated on crocodile on rocks, r., holding reed and cornucopia; to r., Euthenia standing facing, head l., holding sistrum and ears of corn

26.36 gr
35 mm
h
2 commentsokidoki06/19/17 at 16:38shanxi: beautiful reverse
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D.621 Charles the Bald [Charles II] (class 1a, Melle)12 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
Denier (Melle, class 1a, 840-864)

Silver, 1.70 g, 21 mm diameter, die axis 9h

O: +CΛRLVS REX FR; cross pattée
R: META / . / LLVM

Class 1 of Charles the Bald's coinage is made of totally different types of coins, which may reflect the state of the kingdom after 3 years of civil war and the division of the Empire.

Class 1a: mint in the field, with a linear legend
Class 1b: bust
Class 1c: city gate
Class 1d: KRLS monogram
Class 1e: temple
1 commentsDroger06/19/17 at 15:10Callimachus: nice coin.
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1219 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Neith/Athena standing10 viewsReference.
Emmett 1219; RPC III, 6417; Dattari-Savio Pl. 310, 11119 (this coin); Dattari 6370 (this rev. illustrated)

Issue Saite

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

Rev. СΑΙΤ, L ΙΑ
Neith/Athena standing, l., wearing helmet and aegis, holding spear in l. hand, owl, l., in r. hand.

5.85 gr
19 mm
h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
1 commentsokidoki06/19/17 at 11:31Jay GT4: Very nice!
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337) Follis, Constantinople (RIC VII 22)10 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; head with rosette diadem
Rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS; Soldier holding reversed spear in right, left hand on shield S in left field; CONS in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek06/19/17 at 11:29okidoki: excellent
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 350-320 BC 20mm 8.49g 10h18 viewsPegasos flying left.Rev Helmeted head of Athena right,Kerykelon to left.Rare variety without ethnic letter on reverse.2 commentsGrant H06/19/17 at 03:49Curtis H2: Very nice coin!!
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