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14 Constantius II4 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind/FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field, TS Delta in ex
Thessalonica 129 scarce.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/17/19 at 01:05Jay GT4: Horseman strikes again
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2 viewsLIBERIA, American Colonization Society. 1820-1847.
CU Cent. Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1833.
LIBERIA, nude man standing before shore, cutting at tree to left; brush to right; in distance, ship under sail right; 1833 in exergue
AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY/ ONE CENT. FOUNDED/ A.D./ 1816
Snyder dies 1/E; Colver & Harley 5; KM Tn 2

The first regular strike in the sequence.
1 commentsArdatirion02/17/19 at 00:06Stkp: Very interesting token
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2 viewsCANADA, Nova Scotia. William IV King of Great Britain, 1830-1837
CU Halfpenny Token
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1832, but struck circa 1835
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
ONE PENNY TOKEN, thistle with two leaves; 1832 below
Charlton NS-3A2; Corteau 278; Breton 871

“Old residents state that these counterfeits were brought, in large quantities to St. John, N.B., and from thence distributed through fishing vessels to Nova Scotian out ports. And informant tells of having seen a fisherman from Yarmouth paid for his catch in this coin.” R.W. McLachlan (Annals of the Nova Scotian Coinage, p. 37)
1 commentsArdatirion02/16/19 at 23:57Stkp: Nice
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Philip I the Arab, antoninianus, 2495 viewsIMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
AETERNITAS AVG
1 commentsWesly V02/16/19 at 23:05maridvnvm: Great looking coin
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Otacilia Severa, antoninianus, 2485 viewswife of Philip I the Arab
OTACIL SEVERA AVG
SAECVLARES AVGG
2 commentsWesly V02/16/19 at 23:05maridvnvm: Very nice indeed
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Domitian Denarius - Rev: Minerva holding Victory14 viewsDomitian, 81-96, Silver Denarius.
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, laureate head right,
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva standing left holding Victory and spear, shield behind.
RIC II˛ 63 (R2).
At one stage this coin was the only one known, according to Ted Buttrey prior to the publication of RIC II˛, until another was recorded in Bucharest, and another sold in a Künker auction in 2005.
3 commentsOldMoney02/16/19 at 23:05maridvnvm: Lovely
032_Hadrianus_(117-138_A_D_),_RIC_II_0094b,_IMP_CAESAR_TRAIAN_HADRIANVS_AVG,_P_M_TR_P_COS_III,_Rome,_119-22_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_18-19mm,_3,34g-s.jpg
032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0094b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left,24 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0094b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left,
avers: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
reverse: P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left, holding the branch in right hand, scepter in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,34g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 119-122 A.D., ref: RIC II 94b, Strack 117,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/16/19 at 23:04maridvnvm: A striking portrait
033_Sabina_(--136_A_D_),_RIC_II_410,_AR-Denar,_SABINA_AVGVSTA_HADRIANI_AVG_P_P,_VESTA,_RSC-81,_BMCRE_915,_136_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_16,5-17mm,_3,15g-s.jpg
033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0410, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VESTA, Vesta seated left, #126 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0410, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VESTA, Vesta seated left, #1
Wife of Hadrian.
avers: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, Her bust diademed and draped right, hair in a plait behind.
reverse: VESTA, Vesta seated left, holding Palladium and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 3,15g, axes: 6h,
mint: Roma, date: 128-136 A.D., ref: RIC II 410, RSC 81, BMCRE 915,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/16/19 at 23:04maridvnvm: Gorgeous
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Philip I the Arab, antoninianus, 2483 viewsIMP PHILIPPVS AVG
SAECVLARES AVGG
2 commentsWesly V02/16/19 at 23:04maridvnvm: Sweet
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Diocletian Follis3 viewsAE Follis.
Obv. DN DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG ; laur. bust r., wearing mantle, and holding branch and mappa ;
Rev.: PROVIDNTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG ; Quies and Providentia stg. facing each other.

(issued after the abdication)
2 commentsTanit02/16/19 at 23:03maridvnvm: Fantastic looking coin
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14 Constantius II4 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind/FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field, TS Delta in ex
Thessalonica 129 scarce.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/16/19 at 23:03maridvnvm: Yet another nice one.
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Punic occupation half shekel12 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Extremely rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
2 commentsJay GT402/16/19 at 22:54Steve P: winna-winna
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Punic occupation half shekel12 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Extremely rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
2 commentsJay GT402/16/19 at 22:51quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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14 Constantius II4 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind/FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field, TS Delta in ex
Thessalonica 129 scarce.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/16/19 at 22:46Mat: Great addition
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107 - Gallienus - RIC 0493 viewsObv:– GALLIENVS P F AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VICT GERMANICA, Victory walking right on globe, raising wreath in right hand, trophy over left shoulder, two captives below
Minted in Koln.
Reference(s) – Göbl 874l. RIC 49. RSC 1063

3.24 gms, 23.17mm. 180 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/16/19 at 22:46Mat: Great reverse
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107 - Gallienus - RIC 0493 viewsObv:– GALLIENVS P F AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VICT GERMANICA, Victory walking right on globe, raising wreath in right hand, trophy over left shoulder, two captives below
Minted in Koln.
Reference(s) – Göbl 874l. RIC 49. RSC 1063

3.24 gms, 23.17mm. 180 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/16/19 at 22:42Stkp: Nice
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RIC 0162 Domitianus57 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.36 mm 3.512 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 162 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted - L 1988-5-10-1
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6 Lot 926
9 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/16/19 at 21:27Jay GT4: How did I miss this one? Fantastic coin! Minerva ...
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096 - Trajan Decius - RIC 0263 viewsObv:– IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PANNONIAE, The two Pannoniae facing each other, holding a standard between them
Minted in Rome. A.D. 249 - 25
Reference(s) – RIC 26. RSC 81

3.41 gms, 21.54mm x 180mm.
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/16/19 at 19:35quadrans: I like this....
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091 - Otacilia Severa Antoninianus - RIC 1302 viewsObv:– OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent
Rev:- PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Pietas standing left, raising right hand and holding box of perfume
Minted in Rome. A.D. 248-249
Reference(s) – RIC 130

4.54 gms, 23.56mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/16/19 at 19:34quadrans: Nice piece..
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098 - Herennius Etruscus, Antoninianus - RIC 0142 viewsObv:– Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, Radiate draped bust right
Rev:– PIETAS AVGVSTORVM, Whip, ladle, jug, patera and lituus
Minted in Rome. Jan-Dec A.D. 250
Reference:– RIC 143. RSC 14

2.99 gms, 21.67mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/16/19 at 19:34quadrans: Nice one
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Phoenicia, Arados 106-107 A.D3 viewsAE 20.96mm (Thickness 2.48mm), weight 7.14g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte-Europa right with laureate head of Trajan.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, Phoenician letter beth (B) beneath bulls head, Aradian era date 365 (ΣΞT) above, ΑΡΑΔΙWΝ (Arados) below.
2 commentsArados02/16/19 at 16:21Canaan: nice!!!
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Diocletian Follis3 viewsAE Follis.
Obv. DN DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG ; laur. bust r., wearing mantle, and holding branch and mappa ;
Rev.: PROVIDNTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG ; Quies and Providentia stg. facing each other.

(issued after the abdication)
2 commentsTanit02/16/19 at 16:20Callimachus: Beautiful coin -- especially the obverse.
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Philip I the Arab, antoninianus, 2483 viewsIMP PHILIPPVS AVG
SAECVLARES AVGG
2 commentsWesly V02/16/19 at 16:20Callimachus: Nice coin.
11_07__Kálmán_,_(1095-1116_A_D_),_AR-Den_,_11_07_-b1_06_-35_,_H-037,_CNH_I_-045,_U-028,_Q-001,_7h,_12,5-12,9mm,_0,65g-s.jpg
11.07. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.07./b1.06./35., H-037, CNH I.-045, U-028, #019 views11.07. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.07./b1.06./35., H-037, CNH I.-045, U-028, #01
avers: COLVMBANVS REX, Cross, the border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-12,9 mm, weight: 0,65g, axis: 7h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-037, CNH I.-045, Unger-028,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.07./b1.06./35.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/16/19 at 15:16Stkp: also nice
11_07__Kálmán_,_(1095-1116_A_D_),_AR-Den_,_11_07_-h1_01_-67_,_H-037,_CNH_I_-045,_U-028,_Q-001,_3h,_12,8mm,_0,54g-s.jpg
11.07. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.07./h1.01./67., H-037, CNH I.-045, U-028, #0110 views11.07. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.07./h1.01./67., H-037, CNH I.-045, U-028, #01
avers: COLVMBANVS REX, Cross, the border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,8 mm, weight: 0,54g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-037, CNH I.-045, Unger-028,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.07./h1.01./67.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/16/19 at 15:16Stkp: nice
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Caracalla, cf. Mionnet suppl. V, 6012 viewsCaracalla, AD 197-218
AE 15, 2.09g, 15.47mm, 0°
obv. ANTWNINOC AVGOVC (NINO between rays of crown)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. CEOVHREIA - NIKAIEWN (HR ligate)
Prize basket with palm branch
ref. cf. Mionnet Suppl. V, 601 (for Severus); not in Mionnet, Rec. Gen., Weiser, SNG von Aulock, SNG Copenhagen, BMC, Imhoof, Jürgling
very rare, about SS, nice green patina

The Severeia were games in honour of Severus and his sons, frequently testified by incscriptions and coins in the entire eastern half of the empire, especially in Athens and Asia minor, but in Mauretania too, often together with other deities (Pauly)
2 commentsJochen02/16/19 at 15:03Mat: Stunning patina
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Titus as Caesar RIC 554 Mule76 viewsAR Denarius, 3.08g
Rome Mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 554 (R). BMC 113. RSC 158.
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM; Vespasian std. r. on curule chair, with sceptre and branch
Ex Lanz, eBay, 6 October 2008.

This rare denarius of 73 AD issued by Titus as Caesar, is a mule featuring a reverse intended for Vespasian. The reverse legend PONTIF MAXIM is the title of the chief priest, a position held only by the emperor.

A coin featuring a sturdy portrait of the young prince with his father as supreme priest on the reverse, a perfect mule.
1 commentsvespasian7002/16/19 at 13:43Jay GT4: How did I miss this one? Great coin
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Vespasian-RIC-1170 Engraver's Error57 viewsĆ As, 8.58g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1170 var. BMC 811 var.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: Retrograde S C in field; Eagle stg. front on globe, wings outstretched, head r.
Ex Ibercoin 25, 30 January 2019, lot 385.

The reverse is the main attraction here. The 'S C' is mistakenly struck retrograde, a major error on the engraver's part. I wonder how many of these were struck until the mistake was noticed? It's the first one I've come across. Errors like this are quite rare in the Flavian era, which would probably indicate there aren't many examples of this reverse die that survived. This As was struck in 71 when both Rome and Lyon produced a massive issue of bronze, which may somewhat excuse the error. Rare even without the retrograde 'S C'. Also of note, the 'S C' on this type is normally placed on either side of the eagle's wings, here it is on either side of its claws.

Rough, but the all important reverse is decently struck and nicely centred.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/16/19 at 13:23Frans Diederik: I like these small, but very interesting variant! ...
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Germanic Two-Plate Bow Fibulae / Blechfibeln, with Semi-Circular Head Plate, Germanic fibula, #6, Fibula #038,89 viewsGermanic Two-Plate Bow Fibulae / Blechfibeln, with Semi-Circular Head Plate, Germanic fibula, #6, Fibula #038,
type: Germanic fibula. The basic type is called "bow with two plates" or "plate-bow" or, in German Blechfibeln.
This is the round head with five knobs type. Small blech fibula with five knobs on semi-circular head plate. Very similar to the Krefeld type. Serbia more likely Gepid, Bulgaria Gepid or more likely Ostrogoth.
The reverse shows rust traces from the iron spring.
size: 45x22mm,
weight: 8,44g,
date: c. A.D. 475-525, some into 7th century,
ref: ,
distribution: Gepid; Chernyakhov culture / Goths.
Q-004
1 commentsquadrans02/16/19 at 13:12Jay GT4: Nice!
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Phoenicia, Arados 175-174 B.C2 viewsAE 23.04mm (Thickness 2.31mm), weight 6.46g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

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

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley holding wreath in right hand and trident in left, Athena figurehead (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος), Phoenician letters ayin (`) and taw (T) in field, Aradian era date 85 below (Overstrike).
1 commentsArados02/16/19 at 13:07Canaan: nice details
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0094b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left,24 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0094b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left,
avers: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
reverse: P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left, holding the branch in right hand, scepter in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,34g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 119-122 A.D., ref: RIC II 94b, Strack 117,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/16/19 at 12:22*Alex: Nice portrait of Hadrian.
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3695 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian. As Єς below9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3695; CRS 232; McAlee 536(c); SNG Cop. 209

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС Θ ΤΡ Π ΥΙ Θ ΝΕΡ ΥΙω ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. S C
In laurel wreath; beneath: ƐϚ

13.77 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
W H on obverse?
2 commentsokidoki02/16/19 at 12:02quadrans: Nice one
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LONDON mint - pointed helmet type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer GODRIC ( = Gōdrīc)1 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX A
Reverse: ✠ GODRIC ON LVNDE:
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 1,03 gram

Provenance:
•Privately purchased from Ingemar Wallin Mynthandel (Sweden), July 2018
•Ex Classical Numismatic Group Auction 87, lot 2079, 18 May 2011
•Ex T.J.H. collection
1 commentsRomaVictor02/16/19 at 10:51quadrans: Nice piece..
nikaia_caracalla_MionnetsuppV_601cf.jpg
Bithynia, Nikaia, Caracalla, cf. Mionnet suppl. V, 6012 viewsCaracalla, AD 197-218
AE 15, 2.09g, 15.47mm, 0°
obv. ANTWNINOC AVGOVC (NINO between rays of crown)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. CEOVHREIA - NIKAIEWN (HR ligate)
Prize basket with palm branch
ref. cf. Mionnet Suppl. V, 601 (for Severus); not in Mionnet, Rec. Gen., Weiser, SNG von Aulock, SNG Copenhagen, BMC, Imhoof, Jürgling
very rare, about SS, nice green patina

The Severeia were games in honour of Severus and his sons, frequently testified by incscriptions and coins in the entire eastern half of the empire, especially in Athens and Asia minor, but in Mauretania too, often together with other deities (Pauly)
2 commentsJochen02/16/19 at 10:50quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Phoenicia, Arados 106-107 A.D3 viewsAE 20.96mm (Thickness 2.48mm), weight 7.14g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte-Europa right with laureate head of Trajan.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, Phoenician letter beth (B) beneath bulls head, Aradian era date 365 (ΣΞT) above, ΑΡΑΔΙWΝ (Arados) below.
2 commentsArados02/16/19 at 10:50quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Domitian Denarius - Rev: Minerva holding Victory14 viewsDomitian, 81-96, Silver Denarius.
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, laureate head right,
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva standing left holding Victory and spear, shield behind.
RIC II˛ 63 (R2).
At one stage this coin was the only one known, according to Ted Buttrey prior to the publication of RIC II˛, until another was recorded in Bucharest, and another sold in a Künker auction in 2005.
3 commentsOldMoney02/16/19 at 10:36Vincent: He looks handsome...must be the makeup
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Domitian Denarius - Rev: Dolphin on Tripod27 viewsDomitian, 81-96, Silver Denarius
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right,
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P, Dolphin above tripod with fillets.
RIC II˛ 38 (R3) - this coin!
Previously unpublished.
Unique, this coin specifically recorded in RIC II˛.
3 commentsOldMoney02/16/19 at 10:11okidoki: excellent
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033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0410, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VESTA, Vesta seated left, #126 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0410, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VESTA, Vesta seated left, #1
Wife of Hadrian.
avers: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, Her bust diademed and draped right, hair in a plait behind.
reverse: VESTA, Vesta seated left, holding Palladium and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 3,15g, axes: 6h,
mint: Roma, date: 128-136 A.D., ref: RIC II 410, RSC 81, BMCRE 915,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/16/19 at 07:43Robin Ayers: lovely example- great addition!
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Domitian Denarius - Rev: Dolphin on Tripod27 viewsDomitian, 81-96, Silver Denarius
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right,
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P, Dolphin above tripod with fillets.
RIC II˛ 38 (R3) - this coin!
Previously unpublished.
Unique, this coin specifically recorded in RIC II˛.
3 commentsOldMoney02/16/19 at 06:56orfew: A very nice portrait
033_Sabina_(--136_A_D_),_RIC_II_395,_AR-Denar,_SABINA__AVGVSTA,__IVNONI_REGINAE,_RSC-43,_BMCRE_940,_136_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_17-19mm,_3,24g-s.jpg
033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0395, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, •IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left, #124 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0395, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, •IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left, #1
Wife of Hadrian.
avers: SABINA• AVGVSTA, Her bust diademed and draped right, hair in a plait behind.
reverse: •IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left holding patera and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Roma, date: 136 A.D., ref: RIC II 395, RSC 43, BMCRE 940,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/16/19 at 05:53Enodia: Really lovely portrait!
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Domitian Denarius - Rev: Minerva holding Victory14 viewsDomitian, 81-96, Silver Denarius.
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, laureate head right,
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva standing left holding Victory and spear, shield behind.
RIC II˛ 63 (R2).
At one stage this coin was the only one known, according to Ted Buttrey prior to the publication of RIC II˛, until another was recorded in Bucharest, and another sold in a Künker auction in 2005.
3 commentsOldMoney02/16/19 at 05:29Jay GT4: Wonderful
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Domitian RIC-335126 viewsAR Denarius, 3.41g
Rome mint, 85 AD
RIC 335 (R2). BMC p. 315 note. RSC 178 corr.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP•VIIII COS XI CENS•POT•P•P•; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her side (M3)
Ex Harry N Sneh Collection. Ex Jyrki Muona Collection.

A denarius which is part of the fourth issue of 85 minted after Domitian reduced the silver fineness back to the Neronian standard. Despite the reduction in silver content, the coin has been minted on a large flan and the portrait is in a similar fine style as the previous issues with the higher silver standard.

This coin is a RIC plate coin, mislabeled as 338, pl. 124.

6 commentsDavid Atherton02/16/19 at 05:17Jay GT4: Very nice
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Vespasian Denarius Rev: Vespasian seated10 viewsVespasian 69-79 Silver Denarius
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN, laureate head right,
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Vespasian seated right on curule chair, holding scepter and olive-branch, feet on footstool.
RIC II˛ 545 (C).
Not in RIC II, though similar to 65 (there noted as CENS instead of CEN).
This particular coin was initially recorded as an 'unpublished' variety and one of only two known to Ted Buttrey (the other being a BM acquisition from 1977). A small number of others have since come to light. Still a relatively scarce coin in comparison.
2 commentsOldMoney02/16/19 at 04:53orfew: Very nice!
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RIC 338 Domitian denarius20 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/16/19 at 01:41Nemonater: Sweet
032_Hadrianus_(117-138_A_D_),_RIC_II_0094b,_IMP_CAESAR_TRAIAN_HADRIANVS_AVG,_P_M_TR_P_COS_III,_Rome,_119-22_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_18-19mm,_3,34g-s.jpg
032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0094b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left,24 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0094b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left,
avers: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
reverse: P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left, holding the branch in right hand, scepter in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,34g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 119-122 A.D., ref: RIC II 94b, Strack 117,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/15/19 at 22:18Jay GT4: OK Q
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RIC 338 Domitian denarius20 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/15/19 at 20:30FlaviusDomitianus: Nice find, congrats!
033_Sabina_(--136_A_D_),_RIC_II_410,_AR-Denar,_SABINA_AVGVSTA_HADRIANI_AVG_P_P,_VESTA,_RSC-81,_BMCRE_915,_136_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_16,5-17mm,_3,15g-s.jpg
033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0410, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VESTA, Vesta seated left, #126 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0410, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VESTA, Vesta seated left, #1
Wife of Hadrian.
avers: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, Her bust diademed and draped right, hair in a plait behind.
reverse: VESTA, Vesta seated left, holding Palladium and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 3,15g, axes: 6h,
mint: Roma, date: 128-136 A.D., ref: RIC II 410, RSC 81, BMCRE 915,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/15/19 at 19:50Jay GT4: Wonderful coin Q
DomitianTRPIIII.jpg
RIC 338 Domitian denarius20 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/15/19 at 19:06quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Titus Denarius - Specifically Noted in RIC II˛3 viewsTitus as Caesar, Silver Denarius, Rome, Late 73 AD.
Obv: T CAES IMP - VESP CENS, laureate head right,
Rev: SALVS - AVG, Salus seated left holding patera in right hand and resting left elbow on throne.
RIC II˛ 518 (R2) - this coin noted.
1 commentsOldMoney02/15/19 at 18:41Jay GT4: Nice to have "This coin"
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Vespasian Denarius Rev: Vespasian seated10 viewsVespasian 69-79 Silver Denarius
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN, laureate head right,
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Vespasian seated right on curule chair, holding scepter and olive-branch, feet on footstool.
RIC II˛ 545 (C).
Not in RIC II, though similar to 65 (there noted as CENS instead of CEN).
This particular coin was initially recorded as an 'unpublished' variety and one of only two known to Ted Buttrey (the other being a BM acquisition from 1977). A small number of others have since come to light. Still a relatively scarce coin in comparison.
2 commentsOldMoney02/15/19 at 18:40Jay GT4: Excellent
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Domitian Denarius - Rev: Dolphin on Tripod27 viewsDomitian, 81-96, Silver Denarius
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right,
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P, Dolphin above tripod with fillets.
RIC II˛ 38 (R3) - this coin!
Previously unpublished.
Unique, this coin specifically recorded in RIC II˛.
3 commentsOldMoney02/15/19 at 18:39Jay GT4: Great find!
DomitianTRPIIII.jpg
RIC 338 Domitian denarius20 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/15/19 at 17:43Steve P: Cha-ching!
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Otacilia Severa, antoninianus, 2485 viewswife of Philip I the Arab
OTACIL SEVERA AVG
SAECVLARES AVGG
2 commentsWesly V02/15/19 at 16:45shanxi: nice example
DomitianTRPIIII.jpg
RIC 338 Domitian denarius20 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/15/19 at 16:39orfew: Nice catch
DomitianTRPIIII.jpg
RIC 338 Domitian denarius20 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/15/19 at 16:38Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Class D follis, Sear 183613 viewsClass D anonymous follis. ca. 1050/1060 A.D. 10,5g, 27mm. Christ on throne / ISHS / BASILE / BASIL in three lines. Sear 1836.1 commentsPodiceps02/15/19 at 15:24cmcdon0923: It's actually a class "F" follis. Distinguish...
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Carthage Silver Shekel5 viewsPunic Carthage Silver Shekel
7.1 gr.
Wreathed head of Tanit left / Horse standing right, head reverted;

SNG 187
1 commentsTanit02/15/19 at 14:02Stkp: Vey nice
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S.2365 Henry VIII5 viewsTestoon of Henry VIII (1509-1547)
Mint: Tower
O: hEnRIC 8 D G AGL FRA Z HIB REX
R: POSVI DEVM ADIVTORIVM MEVM

An iconic portrait of the famous king, in his old age with an imposing if not-so-flattering portrait. Testoons were struck in great numbers but did not circulate greatly and were redeemed quickly, so survival is small. The first issue of testoons was in reasonably good silver but became quite debased, and sometimes the surface silver would wear away unevenly on the kng's face, leading to one of Henry's nicknames- "Old Coppernose"

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross
1 commentsNap02/15/19 at 14:02Stkp: But not a copper-nose on this one. Nice!
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Teutonic order - Wynrich von Kniprode (1351 - 1382) AR Schilling 3 views1 commentsMika V02/15/19 at 14:01Stkp: very nice coin with great eye appeal
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Mithradates II11 viewsSeleukia on the Tigris mint. Struck circa 119-109 BC. Sellwood 24.5; Sunrise 282; Shore 68.

Ex. CNG 105, Lot 483
2 commentsThatParthianGuy02/15/19 at 12:57Robert L3: Outstanding!
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Julius Caesar; 46 - 44BC3 viewsAE 20
Struck ca. 45 BC; Lampsacus, Mysia
Obv: C G I L (Colonia Gemella(?) Iulia Lampsacus), laureate head of Julius Caesar right; countermark: ΛAE monogram in a rectangular punch.
Rev: priest plowing with two oxen, marking the pomerium (sacred boundary marking the foundation of a new Roman colony), Q LVCRETIO / L PONTIO in two lines above, II VIR before bull's forelegs, M TVRIO LEG in exergue;

This type was the second issue to definitively feature a lifetime portrait of Julius Caesar, the first being an issue from Bithynia minted ca. 47/6 BC (RPC I 2026). Both of these bronze issues precede the earliest appearance of his portrait on a coin minted at Rome, that being the denarii of M. Mettius issued in January 44 BC.
1 commentscmcdon092302/15/19 at 03:34Jay GT4: Always nice to have a lifetime Caesar
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Alexius III2 viewsI love the patina on this coin, its one of my favorites.1 commentsSimon02/15/19 at 03:25Jay GT4: Fantastic patina!
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RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius32 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
7 commentsJay GT402/15/19 at 00:32Robin Ayers: Fantastic photo and coin!
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Vespasian-RIC-1170 Engraver's Error57 viewsĆ As, 8.58g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1170 var. BMC 811 var.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: Retrograde S C in field; Eagle stg. front on globe, wings outstretched, head r.
Ex Ibercoin 25, 30 January 2019, lot 385.

The reverse is the main attraction here. The 'S C' is mistakenly struck retrograde, a major error on the engraver's part. I wonder how many of these were struck until the mistake was noticed? It's the first one I've come across. Errors like this are quite rare in the Flavian era, which would probably indicate there aren't many examples of this reverse die that survived. This As was struck in 71 when both Rome and Lyon produced a massive issue of bronze, which may somewhat excuse the error. Rare even without the retrograde 'S C'. Also of note, the 'S C' on this type is normally placed on either side of the eagle's wings, here it is on either side of its claws.

Rough, but the all important reverse is decently struck and nicely centred.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/19 at 20:58FlaviusDomitianus: Interesting
qif-1.jpg
S.808F Anglo-Saxon sceat6 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: East Anglia
Series Q I F
S.808F
Type 71
Abramson 63-80
O: Figure facing holding two crosses
R: Bird left

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross, M Vosper
1 commentsNap02/14/19 at 16:19quadrans: Nice one
saltire-1.jpg
S.834 Anglo-Saxon sceat5 viewsEclectic Anglo-Saxon sceat
"Saltire stanard" type
S.834
Abramson 13-180
O: Saltire in beaded standard
R: Standard with surrounding crosses

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross
1 commentsNap02/14/19 at 16:18quadrans: Interesting piece..
qiiic-1.jpg
S.810C Anglo-Saxon sceat5 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: East Anglia
Series Q III C (?)
S.810C (var.)
Abramson 64-60
O: Bird right
R: Bird left

An unlisted variety, not really QIIIC (which is typically a quadraped on one side, bird on other).

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross, Morton and Eden Auction 83-83 (Dec 2016) lot 900, EMC 1986.0097
1 commentsNap02/14/19 at 16:17quadrans: Nice piece..
eadwald-lul-1.jpg
S.947 Eadwald (Lul)4 viewsPenny of Eadwald, king of East Anglia, ca. 798
Moneyer: Lul
Mint: Unknown
S. 947
O: REX/+EADVA/LD
R: +L V L

Nothing is known about Eadwald, who was king in East Anglia for a short time after the death of Offa of Mercia. Mercia had dominated East Anglia, but a dysnastic struggle after Offa's death seems to have allowed an independent East Anglia to re-emerge. It would not last, and within a few years it was again a Mercian protectorate.

We don't know who Eadwald was or when exactly he lived. He did produce coins, and these very rare pieces give insight into an otherwise forgotten period.

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross, Spink, EMC 2011.0178
1 commentsNap02/14/19 at 16:17quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
V1170var_.jpg
Vespasian-RIC-1170 Engraver's Error57 viewsĆ As, 8.58g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1170 var. BMC 811 var.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: Retrograde S C in field; Eagle stg. front on globe, wings outstretched, head r.
Ex Ibercoin 25, 30 January 2019, lot 385.

The reverse is the main attraction here. The 'S C' is mistakenly struck retrograde, a major error on the engraver's part. I wonder how many of these were struck until the mistake was noticed? It's the first one I've come across. Errors like this are quite rare in the Flavian era, which would probably indicate there aren't many examples of this reverse die that survived. This As was struck in 71 when both Rome and Lyon produced a massive issue of bronze, which may somewhat excuse the error. Rare even without the retrograde 'S C'. Also of note, the 'S C' on this type is normally placed on either side of the eagle's wings, here it is on either side of its claws.

Rough, but the all important reverse is decently struck and nicely centred.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/19 at 15:47okidoki: Congrats very nice
RIC_V_747_Titus.jpg
RIC 0747 Titus9 viewsObv : T CAES IMP COS III CENS, Laureate head right
Rev : PAX AVGVST / S - C in field; Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch
AE/As (27.47 mm 9.981 g 6h) Struck in Rome 74 A.D.
R.I.C.2 747 (C, Vespasian), BMCRE 709 (Vespasian), BNF unlisted
Purchased on eBay from indalo
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/14/19 at 15:46shanxi: PAX is realy perfect
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RIC 0744 Titus10 viewsObv : T CAES IMP COS III CENS, Laureate head right
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST / S C, Aequitas standing left, with scales and rod
AE/As (26.93 mm 11.469 g 6h) Struck in Rome 74 A.D.
RIC 744 R (Vespasian), BMCRE unlisted, BNF 731 (Vespasian)
Purchased on eBay from patraking
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/14/19 at 14:03Jay GT4: Nice rarity
RIC_V_747_Titus.jpg
RIC 0747 Titus9 viewsObv : T CAES IMP COS III CENS, Laureate head right
Rev : PAX AVGVST / S - C in field; Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch
AE/As (27.47 mm 9.981 g 6h) Struck in Rome 74 A.D.
R.I.C.2 747 (C, Vespasian), BMCRE 709 (Vespasian), BNF unlisted
Purchased on eBay from indalo
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/14/19 at 14:03Jay GT4: Very nice
V1170var_.jpg
Vespasian-RIC-1170 Engraver's Error57 viewsĆ As, 8.58g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1170 var. BMC 811 var.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: Retrograde S C in field; Eagle stg. front on globe, wings outstretched, head r.
Ex Ibercoin 25, 30 January 2019, lot 385.

The reverse is the main attraction here. The 'S C' is mistakenly struck retrograde, a major error on the engraver's part. I wonder how many of these were struck until the mistake was noticed? It's the first one I've come across. Errors like this are quite rare in the Flavian era, which would probably indicate there aren't many examples of this reverse die that survived. This As was struck in 71 when both Rome and Lyon produced a massive issue of bronze, which may somewhat excuse the error. Rare even without the retrograde 'S C'. Also of note, the 'S C' on this type is normally placed on either side of the eagle's wings, here it is on either side of its claws.

Rough, but the all important reverse is decently struck and nicely centred.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/19 at 12:55Vincent: Interesting oddity and attractive coin
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius32 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
7 commentsJay GT402/14/19 at 11:53*Alex: What a difference. New photo shows what a great co...
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius32 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
7 commentsJay GT402/14/19 at 08:48FlaviusDomitianus: Great improvement!
olbia_SNGblacksea418cf.jpg
Sarmatia, Olbia, Nieczitajlo 2395 viewsOlbia, 350-330 BC
AE 9, 0.66g, 8.99mm, 315°
obv. Laureate head of Apollo r.
rev. OLBIO
Dolphin l., above grain ear
ref. Nieczitajlo 239
F+, small flan as usually
1 commentsJochen02/14/19 at 06:48quadrans: Nice piece..
V1170var_.jpg
Vespasian-RIC-1170 Engraver's Error57 viewsĆ As, 8.58g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1170 var. BMC 811 var.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: Retrograde S C in field; Eagle stg. front on globe, wings outstretched, head r.
Ex Ibercoin 25, 30 January 2019, lot 385.

The reverse is the main attraction here. The 'S C' is mistakenly struck retrograde, a major error on the engraver's part. I wonder how many of these were struck until the mistake was noticed? It's the first one I've come across. Errors like this are quite rare in the Flavian era, which would probably indicate there aren't many examples of this reverse die that survived. This As was struck in 71 when both Rome and Lyon produced a massive issue of bronze, which may somewhat excuse the error. Rare even without the retrograde 'S C'. Also of note, the 'S C' on this type is normally placed on either side of the eagle's wings, here it is on either side of its claws.

Rough, but the all important reverse is decently struck and nicely centred.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/19 at 06:47quadrans: Nice piece..
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius32 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
7 commentsJay GT402/14/19 at 06:35quadrans: Great coin , and details,
V1170var_.jpg
Vespasian-RIC-1170 Engraver's Error57 viewsĆ As, 8.58g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1170 var. BMC 811 var.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: Retrograde S C in field; Eagle stg. front on globe, wings outstretched, head r.
Ex Ibercoin 25, 30 January 2019, lot 385.

The reverse is the main attraction here. The 'S C' is mistakenly struck retrograde, a major error on the engraver's part. I wonder how many of these were struck until the mistake was noticed? It's the first one I've come across. Errors like this are quite rare in the Flavian era, which would probably indicate there aren't many examples of this reverse die that survived. This As was struck in 71 when both Rome and Lyon produced a massive issue of bronze, which may somewhat excuse the error. Rare even without the retrograde 'S C'. Also of note, the 'S C' on this type is normally placed on either side of the eagle's wings, here it is on either side of its claws.

Rough, but the all important reverse is decently struck and nicely centred.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/19 at 05:13Jay GT4: Cool find.
98FF9962-7B9A-4D58-BFB7-70CC5B5DF36B.jpeg
Salonina, Pietas7 viewsSalonina
AE Antoninianus; 19-21mm; 3.66g
Siscia mint

SALONINA AVG,
diademed draped bust right on a crescent

PIETAS AVG,
Pietas standing left by altar, holding patera.

Cohen 79; RSC 79; Sear 10646.
1 commentsRobin Ayers02/14/19 at 05:11Jay GT4: Great hair!
AF6384A5-07CB-4CAE-8CC9-B1853105316D.jpeg
Thessalonica, wolf & twins8 viewsCity Commemorative
AE follis; 1.59g; 17-18mm
Thessalonica 330-333 AD

VRBS ROMA,
helmeted, cuirassed bust of Roma left

she-wolf standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus, two stars above,

Mintmark SMTS epsilon

RIC VII Thessalonica 187; Sear 16516.
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/14/19 at 05:11Jay GT4: Nice!
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius32 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
7 commentsJay GT402/14/19 at 04:40David Atherton: Superb style.
H486_[03].jpg
Hendin-486 / 1169 (03)3 viewsHerod I - 8 prutot (dated year 3 = either 40BC or 37BC)
7.03 grams

The dating of these coins is subject to debate. Some say that because Herod was appointed Tetrarch of Samaria by Marc Antony in 42BC, that "year 3" would correspond to 40/39BC. Others feel that because Herod was appointed King of Judaea by the Roman Senate in 40BC, that "year three" should then represent 37BC. In all reality, the debate will most likely never be settled conclusively, one way or the other.
2 commentscmcdon092302/14/19 at 03:00Jay GT4: Amazing coin
dio3.jpg
Diocletian Follis4 viewsBillon Follis
Obv: IMP DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
Rev: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART ; Carthage sg. l., holding fruits
1 commentsTanit02/14/19 at 02:05Jay GT4: Excellent
dio2.jpg
Diocletian Follis3 viewsBillon Follis
Obv: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius stg. l.
1 commentsTanit02/14/19 at 02:04Jay GT4: Wonderful coin
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius32 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

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7 commentsJay GT402/13/19 at 23:36Mat: Very nice
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RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius32 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
7 commentsJay GT402/13/19 at 23:11Nemonater: It was great before, even better with the new pict...
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Gold aureus10 viewsSH58612. Gold aureus, RIC IV 237; Calico 2517 (same dies); BMCRE V p. 361, 23 & pl. 53, 13 (same obv die); S 6229, aVF, weight 7.240 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, c. 210 A.D.; obverse SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse P M TR P XVIII COS III P P, Victory advancing right, head left, leading captive with right, trophy over shoulder in left; full circle centering on both obverse and reverse, ex Forum (2008), ex Harlan Berk, very conservative Sear grade; rare1 commentsJoe Sermarini02/13/19 at 21:57Jochen: Just wonderful!
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Hendin-486 / 1169 (03)3 viewsHerod I - 8 prutot (dated year 3 = either 40BC or 37BC)
7.03 grams

The dating of these coins is subject to debate. Some say that because Herod was appointed Tetrarch of Samaria by Marc Antony in 42BC, that "year 3" would correspond to 40/39BC. Others feel that because Herod was appointed King of Judaea by the Roman Senate in 40BC, that "year three" should then represent 37BC. In all reality, the debate will most likely never be settled conclusively, one way or the other.
2 commentscmcdon092302/13/19 at 19:09v-drome: beautiful coin
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Probus, Antoninianus, PIAETAS AVG2 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276 - 282AD
23.0 x 21.0mm 2.80gr 6h
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: PIAETAS AVG; Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding incense box.
Exergue: III
Lugdunum Mint
RIC 93; Cohen 435
Aorta: 1709: B72, O63, R93, T53, M3.
play6notes/Charles Moore 202570730601
1/26/19 2/11/19
Rare misspelling of PIETAS on reverse.
1 commentsNicholas Z02/13/19 at 18:52Barnaba6: Piaetas is neither a misspelling of Pietas nor rar...
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Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII 125 - 121 B.C.3 viewsCleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII 125 - 121 B.C. Ae 7.79g. 20.6~21.3mm. Obv: Jugate busts r. of Cleopatra Thea, diademed, veiled and wearing stephane, and Antiochus VIII diademed, dotted border. Rev: BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ KΛEOΠATΡAΣ ΘEAΣ in three lines on r., KAI BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ in three lines on l., Nike standing l., holding wreath. Control: inner l. conjoined H P. SC 2265; SNG Spaer 2467 - 2469; Babelon 1364; BMC 82 commentsddwau02/13/19 at 17:24Mat: A real beauty
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Thessalonica, wolf & twins8 viewsCity Commemorative
AE follis; 1.59g; 17-18mm
Thessalonica 330-333 AD

VRBS ROMA,
helmeted, cuirassed bust of Roma left

she-wolf standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus, two stars above,

Mintmark SMTS epsilon

RIC VII Thessalonica 187; Sear 16516.
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/13/19 at 12:27quadrans: Great She-wolf
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Salonina, Venus7 viewsSalonina
Ae Ant; 3.65g; 21mm

SALONINA AVG
diademed bust right on crescent

VENVS AVG
Venus standing left, holding helmet and spear
1 commentsRobin Ayers02/13/19 at 12:26quadrans: Nice bust
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Salonina, Concordia7 views Salonina, Concordia
SALONINA AVG
Bust right on crescent

CONCORAVG
Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia

RIC V-1 71 Siscia var (no mintmark); Cunetio hoard 1812, Appleshaw hoard 134, Göbl 1455mm, (Milan)
1 commentsRobin Ayers02/13/19 at 12:25quadrans: Nice one
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Phillip II, Double unit13 views Philip II
Macedon, uncertain mint
AE21, Double Unit; 8.98g; 20mm
359-336 BC

Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right

ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; right hand raised; fulmen below; E control mark to right of horse

SNG ANS 839; Drama 85; HGC 3, 881
1 commentsRobin Ayers02/13/19 at 12:25quadrans: Nice piece..
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Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII 125 - 121 B.C.3 viewsCleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII 125 - 121 B.C. Ae 7.79g. 20.6~21.3mm. Obv: Jugate busts r. of Cleopatra Thea, diademed, veiled and wearing stephane, and Antiochus VIII diademed, dotted border. Rev: BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ KΛEOΠATΡAΣ ΘEAΣ in three lines on r., KAI BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ in three lines on l., Nike standing l., holding wreath. Control: inner l. conjoined H P. SC 2265; SNG Spaer 2467 - 2469; Babelon 1364; BMC 82 commentsddwau02/13/19 at 10:49shanxi: very nice
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Salonina, Venus7 viewsSalonina, Sole reign of Gallienus. AD 260-268
AE antoninianus; 2.64g; 18-21mm
Milan mint

SALONINA AVG,
diademed, draped bust right on crescent

VENVS VICT,
Venus standing left, holding helmet and sceptre, elbow on shield at her side

Mintmark MS in exergue

RIC V-1, 67 Milan; Göbl 1368o.
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/12/19 at 20:48quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Salonina, Aequitas7 viewsSalonina, Sole Reign, 267 AD
Antoninianus; 5.17g; 21-22mm
Antioch mint

SALONINA AVG,
diademed, draped bust right on crescent

AEQVITAS AVG,
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, crescent in left field

Mintmark VIIC

RIC 87; Göbl 1648d; Sear 10625.
1 commentsRobin Ayers02/12/19 at 20:47quadrans: Nice piece..
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Provincial, Antioch, Pisidia, AE22, ANTIOCH GENI COL CAE2 viewsAE22
Roman Provincial: Antioch, Pisidia
Julia Domna
Born circa: 170AD - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 170 - 217AD
22.0mm 5.24gr 6h
O: IVLIA A-VGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: ANT-IOCH G-ENI COL CAE; Tyche standing left, branch in right hand, cornucopia on left arm.
BMC 19.181.34f; SNG BnF 1126-31
Savoca Auctions 15th Blue Auction,Lot 1233
1/18/19 2/12/19
1 commentsNicholas Z02/12/19 at 16:28Robin Ayers: great coin!
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Provincial, Pessinus, Galatia, AE22, ΠεCCINOνΝΤΙΩΝ2 viewsAE22
Roman Provincial: Pessinus, Galatia
Julia Domna
Born circa: 170AD - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: circa 200AD
22.0mm 6.57gr 8h
O: IOνΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ CεΒΑ; Draped bust, right.
R: ΠεCCINO-νΝΤΙΩΝ; Tyche, facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
SNG Paris 2616; BMC 22.
Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6, Lot 654
12/9/18 2/12/19
VF; Rarity: R2
1 commentsNicholas Z02/12/19 at 16:28Robin Ayers: Love this Provincial
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Salonina, Venus7 viewsSalonina, Sole reign of Gallienus. AD 260-268
AE antoninianus; 2.64g; 18-21mm
Milan mint

SALONINA AVG,
diademed, draped bust right on crescent

VENVS VICT,
Venus standing left, holding helmet and sceptre, elbow on shield at her side

Mintmark MS in exergue

RIC V-1, 67 Milan; Göbl 1368o.
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/12/19 at 15:47Mat: Nice, don't see too many of her with a Mintmar...
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Vespasian-RIC-156553 viewsĆ As, 6.57g
Rome mint, 74 AD
RIC 1565 (C2). BMC 894. RPC 1984 (20 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: S • C in laurel wreath
Acquired from Ephesus Numismatics, January 2019.

In 74 AD the Rome mint produced an extraordinary issue of bronze coinage of dupondii, asses, semisses, and quadrantes with a somewhat Eastern theme. Previously, these coins had been attributed to either Commagene (BMCRE) or Syria (RPC, and doubtfully so in RIC), but more recent scholarship has shown they actually were struck in Rome. The circulation pattern confirms this - out of a total of 112 of the smaller denominations cited by RPC, all but 4 were found in Western Europe. Ted Buttrey confirms 'The Eastern finds appear to be simply the débris of Mediterranean circulation.' But why was this series produced in such a fashion? Buttrey proffers a plausible theory - 'There is nothing like this series in the whole of Roman imperial coinage. It is a deliberate act of Orientalism, imposing the flavour of the East on a Western coinage. The key to its understanding is the reverse type of the dupondius, two crossed cornuacopiae with a winged caduceus between. It replicates the type of an obscure issue of the Galilean city of Sepphoris, an issue which had been, astonishingly, signed by Vespasian himself (ΕΠΙ ΟΥΕCΠΑCΙΑΝΟΥ, “on the authority of…”) when on duty there in the last days of Nero. The dupondius-sized bronze was accompanied by a half-unit with the type of a large, central S C – again signed by Vespasian, and now imitated on the As of the orichalcum series with the wreath of the As of Antioch (RPC I 4849-50). The whole of this series memorializes not Vespasian the conquering general (IVDAEA CAPTA, VICTORIA AVGVSTI), but the man. His re-use of earlier coin types is well-known; here he re-uses his own, harking back to his career just prior to his final success in seizing the empire. And the series was struck in 74 A.D., co-terminous with the celebration of Vespasian’s first quinquennium.' So, in essence, a very personally important issue for Vespasian.

Curtis Clay has a few objections for Buttrey's theory why the issue was struck. 'As far as I am aware, there is nothing "astonishing" about Vespasian's "signing" of the two coins of Sepphoris. EΠI followed by the governor's name appeared frequently on Roman provincial coins, meaning simply, "Struck while the man named was governor". So there was no evident reason for Vespasian to consider it extraordinary that he had been named as governor of Syria on coins of Sepphoris struck for Nero near the end of his reign (Year 14), and no evident reason why he should have referred to the Sepphoris coins in his orichalcum issue struck at Rome five years later. It seems quite probable that Vespasian never even noticed his name on the coins of Sepphoris, and certainly very few Romans in the West will ever have seen such a coin, though Buttrey thinks the orichalcum coins were struck for circulation in the West in 74 in order to recall precisely those Sepphoris coins with their reference to Vespasian some months before his accession. Why waste coin types on references that were inconsequential, and that nobody was likely to comprehend?

If the orichalcum issue was meant to recall those two coins of Sepphoris, shouldn't it have been struck for Vespasian only, and using only those two rev. types, caduceus between crossed cornucopias and large SC? But that was not the case. Both the caduceus between crossed cornucopias type and the large SC type were struck not only for Vespasian, but also for Titus and Domitian as Caesars. Moreover those were not the only two rev. types of the issue: other coins showed a bust of Antioch with legend ANTIOCHIA , and (on small coins only) the same winged caduceus as on the crossed cornucopias dupondii, but without the cornucopias (see images below). It seems to me highly unlikely that the three main types of this issue, all struck for Titus and Domitian as well as Vespasian, were inspired by and meant to recall the far simpler issue of Sepphoris, using just two changing types (obv. types in this case) and of course naming Vespasian only.'

If Buttrey's argument is wrong it brings us back to the original question - why was an Eastern flavoured coinage struck for circulation in the West? Perhaps the issue may be nothing more than Vespasian paying homage to the part of the world that elevated him.

This As is a fine example of the smaller denomination, nicely centred with a beautiful emerald green patina.
2 commentsDavid Atherton02/12/19 at 12:51Jay GT4: Not common to find these with green patina
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Vespasian-RIC-156553 viewsĆ As, 6.57g
Rome mint, 74 AD
RIC 1565 (C2). BMC 894. RPC 1984 (20 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: S • C in laurel wreath
Acquired from Ephesus Numismatics, January 2019.

In 74 AD the Rome mint produced an extraordinary issue of bronze coinage of dupondii, asses, semisses, and quadrantes with a somewhat Eastern theme. Previously, these coins had been attributed to either Commagene (BMCRE) or Syria (RPC, and doubtfully so in RIC), but more recent scholarship has shown they actually were struck in Rome. The circulation pattern confirms this - out of a total of 112 of the smaller denominations cited by RPC, all but 4 were found in Western Europe. Ted Buttrey confirms 'The Eastern finds appear to be simply the débris of Mediterranean circulation.' But why was this series produced in such a fashion? Buttrey proffers a plausible theory - 'There is nothing like this series in the whole of Roman imperial coinage. It is a deliberate act of Orientalism, imposing the flavour of the East on a Western coinage. The key to its understanding is the reverse type of the dupondius, two crossed cornuacopiae with a winged caduceus between. It replicates the type of an obscure issue of the Galilean city of Sepphoris, an issue which had been, astonishingly, signed by Vespasian himself (ΕΠΙ ΟΥΕCΠΑCΙΑΝΟΥ, “on the authority of…”) when on duty there in the last days of Nero. The dupondius-sized bronze was accompanied by a half-unit with the type of a large, central S C – again signed by Vespasian, and now imitated on the As of the orichalcum series with the wreath of the As of Antioch (RPC I 4849-50). The whole of this series memorializes not Vespasian the conquering general (IVDAEA CAPTA, VICTORIA AVGVSTI), but the man. His re-use of earlier coin types is well-known; here he re-uses his own, harking back to his career just prior to his final success in seizing the empire. And the series was struck in 74 A.D., co-terminous with the celebration of Vespasian’s first quinquennium.' So, in essence, a very personally important issue for Vespasian.

Curtis Clay has a few objections for Buttrey's theory why the issue was struck. 'As far as I am aware, there is nothing "astonishing" about Vespasian's "signing" of the two coins of Sepphoris. EΠI followed by the governor's name appeared frequently on Roman provincial coins, meaning simply, "Struck while the man named was governor". So there was no evident reason for Vespasian to consider it extraordinary that he had been named as governor of Syria on coins of Sepphoris struck for Nero near the end of his reign (Year 14), and no evident reason why he should have referred to the Sepphoris coins in his orichalcum issue struck at Rome five years later. It seems quite probable that Vespasian never even noticed his name on the coins of Sepphoris, and certainly very few Romans in the West will ever have seen such a coin, though Buttrey thinks the orichalcum coins were struck for circulation in the West in 74 in order to recall precisely those Sepphoris coins with their reference to Vespasian some months before his accession. Why waste coin types on references that were inconsequential, and that nobody was likely to comprehend?

If the orichalcum issue was meant to recall those two coins of Sepphoris, shouldn't it have been struck for Vespasian only, and using only those two rev. types, caduceus between crossed cornucopias and large SC? But that was not the case. Both the caduceus between crossed cornucopias type and the large SC type were struck not only for Vespasian, but also for Titus and Domitian as Caesars. Moreover those were not the only two rev. types of the issue: other coins showed a bust of Antioch with legend ANTIOCHIA , and (on small coins only) the same winged caduceus as on the crossed cornucopias dupondii, but without the cornucopias (see images below). It seems to me highly unlikely that the three main types of this issue, all struck for Titus and Domitian as well as Vespasian, were inspired by and meant to recall the far simpler issue of Sepphoris, using just two changing types (obv. types in this case) and of course naming Vespasian only.'

If Buttrey's argument is wrong it brings us back to the original question - why was an Eastern flavoured coinage struck for circulation in the West? Perhaps the issue may be nothing more than Vespasian paying homage to the part of the world that elevated him.

This As is a fine example of the smaller denomination, nicely centred with a beautiful emerald green patina.
2 commentsDavid Atherton02/12/19 at 11:04FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition.
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RIC 0623b Domitianus.26 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; Flute and lyre players standing right (the second is near the altar); in background temple.
AE/As (28.88 mm 11.11 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 623a (C2), BMCRE 434-436, BNF 471-474
ex CNG Auction #84 lot 1007, from the John Bitner Collection
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/12/19 at 10:37David Atherton: Awesome!
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Titus AR Denarius25 viewsTitus AR Denarius. Rome Mint
79-81 CE
(17 mm 3.15 g)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV — COS VIII P P, draped processional chair, triangular frame by decorated with nine Palmattes Lituus under triangular frame.
RIC 124c
Ex: Savoca 16th Blue auction Lot 978 February 10, 2019
5 commentsorfew02/12/19 at 10:35David Atherton: Awesome coin Andrew! NB: 124c is the variant liste...
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033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0396, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VENERI GENETRICI, Venus standing right, #128 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0396, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VENERI GENETRICI, Venus standing right, #1
Wife of Hadrian.
avers: SABINA AVGVSTA, Her bust diademed and draped right, hair in a plait behind.
reverse: VENERI GENETRICI, Venus standing right holding an apple.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 3,29g, axes: 6h,
mint: Roma, date: 128-136/7 A.D., ref: RIC II 396, RSC 73, BMCRE 944,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/12/19 at 01:11Robin Ayers: I love the detail in the hair on this one!
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033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0395, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, •IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left, #124 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0395, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, •IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left, #1
Wife of Hadrian.
avers: SABINA• AVGVSTA, Her bust diademed and draped right, hair in a plait behind.
reverse: •IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left holding patera and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Roma, date: 136 A.D., ref: RIC II 395, RSC 43, BMCRE 940,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/12/19 at 01:10Robin Ayers: beautiful example, I love this portrait!
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GREEK, Phokis, Federal Coinage, AE 15, 354-352 BC, struck under Onymarchos - BMC 103, pl. III, 24; SNG Copenhagen 131149 viewsFacing bull’s head draped with sacrificial fillet.
ONY/MAP/XOY in three lines; all within laurel wreath.
BCD Lokris/Phokis 301.2 (this coin); BMC 103, pl. III, 24; SNG Copenhagen 131. (16 mm, 4.21 g, 2h)
ex- CNG; ex- BCD Collection: NAC 55 (8 October 2010) Lot 301 (part of)

Most of these coins were withdrawn from circulation and melted down at the end of the Third Sacred War. Surviving examples are very rare, less than a couple of dozen known.The coin bears the name of Onymarchos, the second Phokian strategos (general) in the third to fifth years of the Third Sacred War. It is amongst the first mainland Greek coins of its time to bear the full name of a living Greek.
2 commentsLloyd T02/11/19 at 23:03Jay GT4: Agreed, very nice
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Probus5 viewsDetail of bust I81 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/11/19 at 21:22quadrans: Great bust..., I like it...
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11.01. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.01./b1.01./15., H-031, CNH I.-038, U-025, Rare! #0130 views11.01. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.01./b1.01./15., H-031, CNH I.-038, U-025, Rare! #01
avers: CALMAN RE+, Cross with wedges at the ends of the arms and in the angles, in a circle of dots, the border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS RE+ (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in a circle with wedges in the angles, a border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,3mm, weight: 0,42g, axis: 5h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-031, CNH I.-038, Unger-025, Rare!
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.01./b1.01./15.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/11/19 at 21:21Stkp: nice
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Thessaly. Thessalian League3 viewsSear GCV 2238; SNG Cop. 324 ff.; Rogers 44-47; BCD Thessaly II 904 ff.

AE dichalkon. Late 2nd to mid 1st centuries B.C.; 3.48 g., 18.04 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet, magistrate's name (obscure) above.

Rev: Horse trotting right, ΘEΣ / ΣAΛΩ-N above and below.
1 commentsStkp02/11/19 at 21:21quadrans: Nice one
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Macedonian Kingdom. Philip V (221-179 B.C.) or Perseus (179-168 B.C.)4 viewsSear GCV --; HGC 3.1 334 var. (no monograms or lower ornaments); SNG Cop. 1298-1299 var. (same); AMNG III 54 var. (same)

AE unit. Amphipolis mint, 187-168 B.C.; 7.90 g., 18.43 mm. max., 180°

Obv: Head of river-god, Strymon, right, with short horns and crown of reeds.

Rev: Trident head, scroll-like ornaments between the prongs, MAKE -- ∆ONΩN flanking.

This coin is an apparently uncommon variation of the type in that there are no ornaments flanking the shaft of the trident nor monograms below the trident.
1 commentsStkp02/11/19 at 21:20quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius3 viewsAE Sestertius
DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head of Antoninus Pius r.
DIVO PIO SC ; column of Antoninus Pius surmounted by statue of the emperor stg. l. , trellis-work fencing surrounding the base

RIC 1269
1 commentsTanit02/11/19 at 19:36Jay GT4: Nice
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Sasanian, Kauad I12 viewsSasanian
Kauad I
484-531 AD
Ar Drachm

Bust to Right

Fire altar and guards

GOBL 187
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/11/19 at 15:13Mat: Wonderful portrait
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Levon I, Armenia11 viewsCilician Armenia
Levon I 1198-1219 AD
Ae Tank;Sis

Crowned bust of leonine king. Six dots in the crown. Armenian legend around

Greek cross, with stars in the field beneath. Armenian legend around
3 commentsRobin Ayers02/11/19 at 15:13Mat: I like the bust of it
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Levon I, Armenia11 viewsCilician Armenia
Levon I 1198-1219 AD
Ae Tank;Sis

Crowned bust of leonine king. Six dots in the crown. Armenian legend around

Greek cross, with stars in the field beneath. Armenian legend around
3 commentsRobin Ayers02/11/19 at 14:59quadrans: Nice piece..
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Sasanian, Kauad I12 viewsSasanian
Kauad I
484-531 AD
Ar Drachm

Bust to Right

Fire altar and guards

GOBL 187
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/11/19 at 14:58quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Thasos, Islands off Thrace 19 viewsPurchased from FORVM
Silver obol, SNG Cop 1020 - 1021; SNG Lockett 1224; SNG Fitz 1811; Rosen 146; HGC 6 337; Traité II 1750; Le Rider Thasiennes 9 var. (dolphins reversed), gVF, nice metal for issue, 0.512g, 10.46mm, 180o, Thasos mint, c. 435 - 411 B.C.; obverse dolphin right above dolphin left; three pellets around; reverse quadritpartite incuse square; ex CNG auction 231 (14 Apr 2010), lot 18
4 commentsRobin Ayers02/11/19 at 14:55Canaan: Very nice!!
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Titus AR Denarius25 viewsTitus AR Denarius. Rome Mint
79-81 CE
(17 mm 3.15 g)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV — COS VIII P P, draped processional chair, triangular frame by decorated with nine Palmattes Lituus under triangular frame.
RIC 124c
Ex: Savoca 16th Blue auction Lot 978 February 10, 2019
5 commentsorfew02/11/19 at 12:50Vincent: Always like this type with Titus...cool design :sh...
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Levon I, Armenia11 viewsCilician Armenia
Levon I 1198-1219 AD
Ae Tank;Sis

Crowned bust of leonine king. Six dots in the crown. Armenian legend around

Greek cross, with stars in the field beneath. Armenian legend around
3 commentsRobin Ayers02/11/19 at 11:30Stkp: Nice coin
Titus_lituus.jpg
Titus AR Denarius25 viewsTitus AR Denarius. Rome Mint
79-81 CE
(17 mm 3.15 g)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV — COS VIII P P, draped processional chair, triangular frame by decorated with nine Palmattes Lituus under triangular frame.
RIC 124c
Ex: Savoca 16th Blue auction Lot 978 February 10, 2019
5 commentsorfew02/11/19 at 09:09FlaviusDomitianus: Nice catch!
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Medieval Spain Jaime II5 viewsJaime II Aragon 1291-1327
Dinero (Billon) Approx 18mm diameter - 1.17gr
Obverse - Crowned portrait facing left..Legend around ARA - GON
Reverse - Double cross..Legend around IACOBUS REX
Mint Jaca...Cru-364
2 commentsPaul R302/11/19 at 04:10Stkp: very nice!
Titus_lituus.jpg
Titus AR Denarius25 viewsTitus AR Denarius. Rome Mint
79-81 CE
(17 mm 3.15 g)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV — COS VIII P P, draped processional chair, triangular frame by decorated with nine Palmattes Lituus under triangular frame.
RIC 124c
Ex: Savoca 16th Blue auction Lot 978 February 10, 2019
5 commentsorfew02/11/19 at 03:37Jay GT4: Good eye
Cilicia,_Soloi_(Pompeiopolis),_AR-Hemiobol_or_Tetartemorion,_BMC_24,_410-375_BC_,_Q-001,_0h,_6mm,_0,27g-s.jpg
Cilicia, Soloi (Pompeiopolis), (c. 410-375 B.C.), BMC 024, AR-Hemiobol/Tetartemorion, Bunch of grape,30 viewsCilicia, Soloi (Pompeiopolis), (c. 410-375 B.C.), BMC 024, AR-Hemiobol/Tetartemorion, Bunch of grape,
avers: Helmeted head of Athena right.
reverse: Grape bunch within a linear circle.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 6,0mm, weight: 0,27g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cilicia, Soloi (Pompeiopolis), date: c. 410-375 B.C., ref: BMC 024,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/11/19 at 03:13Robin Ayers: great coin!
Mysia,Lampsakos,_AR-Diobol,_500-490_BC,_Janiform_female_head,_Head_of_Athena_left,_BMC_10,_SNG_Paris_1126,_Q-002,_4h,_11mm,_1,19g-s.jpg
Mysia, Lampsakos, (c. 500-450 B.C.), AR-Diobol, BMC 10 -14, Head of Athena left, #226 viewsMysia, Lampsakos, (c. 500-450 B.C.), AR-Diobol, BMC 10 -14, Head of Athena left, #2
avers: No legend, Janiform archaic style female head, with a circular earring.
reverse: No legend, Head of Athena left, Corinthian helmet pushed back on the head, within incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11mm, weight: 1,19g, axis: 4h,
mint: Mysia, Lampsakos, date: c. 500-450 B.C.,
ref: SNG von Aulock 1290; Rosen Coll. 524; SNG Paris 1126, BMC 10 -14,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans02/11/19 at 03:12Robin Ayers: I like this Janiform head!
Titus_lituus.jpg
Titus AR Denarius25 viewsTitus AR Denarius. Rome Mint
79-81 CE
(17 mm 3.15 g)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV — COS VIII P P, draped processional chair, triangular frame by decorated with nine Palmattes Lituus under triangular frame.
RIC 124c
Ex: Savoca 16th Blue auction Lot 978 February 10, 2019
5 commentsorfew02/11/19 at 00:58quadrans: Nice Titus
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Medieval Spain Jaime II5 viewsJaime II Aragon 1291-1327
Dinero (Billon) Approx 18mm diameter - 1.17gr
Obverse - Crowned portrait facing left..Legend around ARA - GON
Reverse - Double cross..Legend around IACOBUS REX
Mint Jaca...Cru-364
2 commentsPaul R302/11/19 at 00:57quadrans: Nice piece..
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GREEK, Phokis, Federal Coinage, AE 15, 354-352 BC, struck under Onymarchos - BMC 103, pl. III, 24; SNG Copenhagen 131149 viewsFacing bull’s head draped with sacrificial fillet.
ONY/MAP/XOY in three lines; all within laurel wreath.
BCD Lokris/Phokis 301.2 (this coin); BMC 103, pl. III, 24; SNG Copenhagen 131. (16 mm, 4.21 g, 2h)
ex- CNG; ex- BCD Collection: NAC 55 (8 October 2010) Lot 301 (part of)

Most of these coins were withdrawn from circulation and melted down at the end of the Third Sacred War. Surviving examples are very rare, less than a couple of dozen known.The coin bears the name of Onymarchos, the second Phokian strategos (general) in the third to fifth years of the Third Sacred War. It is amongst the first mainland Greek coins of its time to bear the full name of a living Greek.
2 commentsLloyd T02/11/19 at 00:39JBF: history, provenance, condition, rarity, a very nic...
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RIC 1, p.273, 103 - Vitellius, Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia10 viewsVitellius
Denarius, Rome, AD 69
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVGVST TR P, laureate head right
Rev.: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, confronted draped busts of Vitellius' son (on left) and daughter (thought to have been named Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia)
Ag, 3.090g, 18.1mm, 180o
Ref.: RIC˛ 103, RSC II 2, BMCRE I 29, BnF III 62

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3 commentsshanxi02/10/19 at 19:53quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
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Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 97 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
8 commentsJay GT402/10/19 at 17:27Nemonater: It’s okay.
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Sicily, Syracuse76 viewsΣVRA
Head of Arethusa right

Octopus; 3 Pellets around

0.21g

466-405 BC
Second Democracy

Very rare denomination AR tetronkion
Unlisted?

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT402/10/19 at 17:26Nemonater: Incredible! Great photograph of a tiny coin too!
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Toned PL 1879-S Morgan Dollar5 viewsWho says US coins are ugly?
Ebay purchase years ago.
1 commentsSteve B502/10/19 at 17:20Stkp: I never heard that criticism of U.S. coins. Many a...
Cilicia,_Soloi_(Pompeiopolis),_AR-Hemiobol_or_Tetartemorion,_BMC_24,_410-375_BC_,_Q-001,_0h,_6mm,_0,27g-s.jpg
Cilicia, Soloi (Pompeiopolis), (c. 410-375 B.C.), BMC 024, AR-Hemiobol/Tetartemorion, Bunch of grape,30 viewsCilicia, Soloi (Pompeiopolis), (c. 410-375 B.C.), BMC 024, AR-Hemiobol/Tetartemorion, Bunch of grape,
avers: Helmeted head of Athena right.
reverse: Grape bunch within a linear circle.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 6,0mm, weight: 0,27g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cilicia, Soloi (Pompeiopolis), date: c. 410-375 B.C., ref: BMC 024,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/10/19 at 17:16Stkp: How did they engrave these without magnification?
Cilicia,_Soloi_(Pompeiopolis),_AR-Hemiobol_or_Tetartemorion,_BMC_24,_410-375_BC_,_Q-001,_0h,_6mm,_0,27g-s.jpg
Cilicia, Soloi (Pompeiopolis), (c. 410-375 B.C.), BMC 024, AR-Hemiobol/Tetartemorion, Bunch of grape,30 viewsCilicia, Soloi (Pompeiopolis), (c. 410-375 B.C.), BMC 024, AR-Hemiobol/Tetartemorion, Bunch of grape,
avers: Helmeted head of Athena right.
reverse: Grape bunch within a linear circle.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 6,0mm, weight: 0,27g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cilicia, Soloi (Pompeiopolis), date: c. 410-375 B.C., ref: BMC 024,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/10/19 at 16:45shanxi: very detailed for such a small coin. great.
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 01 Seleukos I., Nikator, (312-281 B.C.), SC 6.1, AE-13 (Half unit), BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΣEΛEYKOY, Bull butting right, #1 23 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 01 Seleukos I., Nikator, (312-281 B.C.), SC 6.1, AE-13 (Half unit), BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΣEΛEYKOY, Bull butting right, #1
avers: Winged head of Medusa right with serpents in hair.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΣEΛEYKOY, above and beneath bull butting right, A(or monogram) in the left field (behind the bull).
exergue: A/-//--, diameter: 13,0-13,5mm, weight: 3,58g, axes: 0h,
mint: Seleucia, Seleukos I., Nikator, Antioch Mint, date: 312-280 B.C., ref: SC 6.1, Newell WSM 1357., SNG Spaer 67, BMC 65,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/10/19 at 16:44shanxi: nice patina
14_01__Géza_II_,_(1141-1162_A_D_),_AR-Den_,_14_01_-a3_01_-26_,_H-055,_CNH_I_-063,_U-054,_Q-001,_7h,12,5-13mm,0,39g-s.jpg
14.01. Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 14.01./a3.01./26., H-055, CNH I.-063, U-054, #0123 views14.01. Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 14.01./a3.01./26., H-055, CNH I.-063, U-054, #01
avers: GEISA REX, cross with dots in the angles, lines connecting the arms, crosses at the end of the arms; border of dots.
reverse: Crescents and lines in place of the legend; cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-13,0mm, weight: 0,39g, axis:7h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-055, CNH I.-063, Unger-054,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 14.01./a3.01./26.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/10/19 at 16:42Stkp: great coin
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Vitellius AR denarius33 viewsVitellius AR Denarius
69 CE
17 mm 3.32 g
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM AVG IMP TR P: Head of Vitellius, laureate, right
Rev: L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR: Bust of Lucius Vitellius, laureate and draped, right; eagle-tipped sceptre in front
RIC 99
Ex: Silbury Coins January 27, 2019
4 commentsorfew02/10/19 at 15:32Harry G: Very nice!
Cilicia,_Kelenderis__3rd_cent__BC__AR_Obol,_Horse,_KE,_Goat,_SNG_France_116-7,_SNG_Levante_29_,_Q-001,_9h,_9mm,_0,76g-s.jpg
Cilicia, Kelenderis, (3rd.century B.C.), SNG Levante 029, AR-Obol, -/KE//--, Kentaur/Goat(?) kneeling left,24 viewsCilicia, Kelenderis, (3rd.century B.C.), SNG Levante 029, AR-Obol, -/KE//--, Kentaur/Goat(?) kneeling left,
avers: Horse prancing right within beaded circle.
reverse: KE, Kentaur/Goat(?) kneeling left, head right.
exergue: -/KE//--, diameter: 9,0mm, weight: 0,76g, axes: 9h,
mint: Cilicia, Kelenderis, date: 3rd.century B.C., ref: SNG Levante 029, SNG France 116-7,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/10/19 at 09:46Stkp: Is that a goat or a centaur? Nice coin either way!
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3695 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian. As Єς below9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3695; CRS 232; McAlee 536(c); SNG Cop. 209

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС Θ ΤΡ Π ΥΙ Θ ΝΕΡ ΥΙω ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. S C
In laurel wreath; beneath: ƐϚ

13.77 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
W H on obverse?
2 commentsokidoki02/10/19 at 06:37Randygeki(h2): Cool coin.
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RIC 1, p.273, 103 - Vitellius, Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia10 viewsVitellius
Denarius, Rome, AD 69
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVGVST TR P, laureate head right
Rev.: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, confronted draped busts of Vitellius' son (on left) and daughter (thought to have been named Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia)
Ag, 3.090g, 18.1mm, 180o
Ref.: RIC˛ 103, RSC II 2, BMCRE I 29, BnF III 62

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3 commentsshanxi02/10/19 at 06:37Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0417a, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right, #121 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0417a, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right, #1
avers: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Laureate head of Pius right.
reverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,51g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 140 A.D., ref: RIC-III 417a, RSC 15, BMC 155,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/10/19 at 06:36Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Bohemond III (1163 - 1201 A.D.)11 viewsBI Denier CRUSADERS, Antioch.
O: +B(•)AHVHDVS, helmeted and mailed bust left; crescent before, star behind.
R: + ANTI ♣ OCHIA, Cross pattée; crescent in second quadrant, trefoil in legend.
19mm
.98g
Metcalf Crusades 400; CCS 69 Class E or F. Malloy 69/70
4 commentsMat02/10/19 at 06:36Randygeki(h2): Neat addition Mat!
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Calabria, Taras AR Nomos. Circa 240-228 BC.7 views6.56g, 21mm, 11 h
Zopyrion, magistrate. Nude youth on horseback to right, ΖΩΠΥΡΙΩΝ below; below forelegs, ΣΩ above bukranion / Taras astride dolphin to left, holding hippocamp in extended right hand, trident against left arm; monogram and mask of Silenos right, TAPAΣ below. Vlasto 941; HN Italy 1054.
Extremely Fine; a beautiful reverse composition. Very Rare.
1 commentsLeo02/10/19 at 05:13Jay GT4: Amazing piece
R_667_Vitellius.jpg
RIC 1, p.273, 103 - Vitellius, Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia10 viewsVitellius
Denarius, Rome, AD 69
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVGVST TR P, laureate head right
Rev.: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, confronted draped busts of Vitellius' son (on left) and daughter (thought to have been named Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia)
Ag, 3.090g, 18.1mm, 180o
Ref.: RIC˛ 103, RSC II 2, BMCRE I 29, BnF III 62

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3 commentsshanxi02/10/19 at 05:12Jay GT4: Great type
boh.jpg
Bohemond III (1163 - 1201 A.D.)11 viewsBI Denier CRUSADERS, Antioch.
O: +B(•)AHVHDVS, helmeted and mailed bust left; crescent before, star behind.
R: + ANTI ♣ OCHIA, Cross pattée; crescent in second quadrant, trefoil in legend.
19mm
.98g
Metcalf Crusades 400; CCS 69 Class E or F. Malloy 69/70
4 commentsMat02/09/19 at 23:59Stkp: I like these
boh.jpg
Bohemond III (1163 - 1201 A.D.)11 viewsBI Denier CRUSADERS, Antioch.
O: +B(•)AHVHDVS, helmeted and mailed bust left; crescent before, star behind.
R: + ANTI ♣ OCHIA, Cross pattée; crescent in second quadrant, trefoil in legend.
19mm
.98g
Metcalf Crusades 400; CCS 69 Class E or F. Malloy 69/70
4 commentsMat02/09/19 at 21:41quadrans: Another nice piece
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GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. AR Nomos. Circa 240-228 BC.8 views6.56g, 21mm, 11 h
Zopyrion, magistrate. Nude youth on horseback to right, ΖΩΠΥΡΙΩΝ below; below forelegs, ΣΩ above bukranion / Taras astride dolphin to left, holding hippocamp in extended right hand, trident against left arm; monogram and mask of Silenos right, TAPAΣ below. Vlasto 941; HN Italy 1054.
Extremely Fine; a beautiful reverse composition. Very Rare.
2 commentsLeo02/09/19 at 21:35Grant H: love the mask
boh.jpg
Bohemond III (1163 - 1201 A.D.)11 viewsBI Denier CRUSADERS, Antioch.
O: +B(•)AHVHDVS, helmeted and mailed bust left; crescent before, star behind.
R: + ANTI ♣ OCHIA, Cross pattée; crescent in second quadrant, trefoil in legend.
19mm
.98g
Metcalf Crusades 400; CCS 69 Class E or F. Malloy 69/70
4 commentsMat02/09/19 at 20:01shanxi: nice coin, I like the bust
Vlasto_941~0.jpg
GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. AR Nomos. Circa 240-228 BC.8 views6.56g, 21mm, 11 h
Zopyrion, magistrate. Nude youth on horseback to right, ΖΩΠΥΡΙΩΝ below; below forelegs, ΣΩ above bukranion / Taras astride dolphin to left, holding hippocamp in extended right hand, trident against left arm; monogram and mask of Silenos right, TAPAΣ below. Vlasto 941; HN Italy 1054.
Extremely Fine; a beautiful reverse composition. Very Rare.
2 commentsLeo02/09/19 at 18:20okidoki: excellent and stylistic
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Huszár 569 var., Pohl 114-1 var., Unger 443a var., Réthy II 116 var., Frynas H.26.4 var.4 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .51 g., 14.95 mm. max., 270°.

Obv: + mARIE • D • R • VnGARIE [Gothic-style letters A], crown with interior cross hatching.

Rev: + mO ... n ... mARIE • REI [Gothic-style letters A with interior bar], Patriarchal cross with pellets [overstrike].

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

The type was struck in 1384-1395 (per Huszár, with Unger and Frynas agreeing that it incepted in 1384) or in 1385-1395 (per Pohl), and is traditionally viewed as the last of three denarii struck by Maria. More recently, it has been viewed as the second type struck by her (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 566), in 1383-1385 (per Gyöngyössi and Toma).

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of this type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Toma lists seven variations among seventeen coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). The precise legend combination on this coin cannot be discerned due to the reverse over-strike.

Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard, one of which occurs among two identified coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). Neither the crown nor the cross comport with any recorded by Toma.
Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. The legend combination described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl; in Unger and Réthy, and in Frynas, all differ. This coin is an unusual variety both in terms of the cross-hatching on the obverse and the style of crown and cross
1 commentsStkp02/09/19 at 17:01quadrans: Nice one
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0417a, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right, #121 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0417a, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right, #1
avers: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Laureate head of Pius right.
reverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,51g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 140 A.D., ref: RIC-III 417a, RSC 15, BMC 155,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/09/19 at 14:35Jay GT4: Nice double portrait
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032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.q., P-127-09, #0118 views032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.q., P-127-09, #01
avers: ✠ m•ALBЄRTI•R•VnGARIЄ••, Patriarchal Cross, C-⚜, in a circle, line border.
reverse: Four-part shield (Hungarian stripes in the middle, Czech lion, Austrian band, Moravian eagle around), the border of dots,
exergue, mint mark: C/⚜//-- , diameter: 13,5-14,5mm, weight: 0,39g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (today Slovakia: Kosice, City coin by Pohl), date:1440 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-592, CNH-2-135B, Unger-461.q., Pohl-127-09,
Q-001
This coin was struck under the Interregnum I. (1439-1440 A.D.) with the name of Abert!
1 commentsquadrans02/09/19 at 14:02Stkp: very nice!
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0417a, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right, #121 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0417a, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right, #1
avers: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Laureate head of Pius right.
reverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,51g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 140 A.D., ref: RIC-III 417a, RSC 15, BMC 155,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/09/19 at 11:56Harry G: Nice piece!
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PROBUS RIC 366 VAR. F8 BUST new photo after cleaning8 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: F8
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.87g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 366 VAR. (F8 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 433
NOTE: 7TH KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
2 commentsBarnaba602/09/19 at 07:08quadrans: Great type...
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PROBUS RIC 856 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH I8 BUST TYPE) new photo5 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR ORBIS
BUST TYPE: I8 var. = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust left, with parazonium placed on left shoulder and holding victoriola (victory on globe) in right hand
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: M[oneta]S[erdicensis]//KAB
WEIGHT 4.11 / AXIS: / DIAMETER: mm
RIC: UNLISTED (856 VAR.)
COLLECTION NO. 1358

Spectacular, extremely rare and desirable bust type !!!

Only 6th specimen of this type known to me
1 commentsBarnaba602/09/19 at 07:07quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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PROBUS RIC 867 VAR. A2 BUST IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVIC AVG OFFICINA 2 after cleaning4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVIC AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KAB
WEIGHT 3.41g
RIC 867 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH INVIC INSTEAD OF INVICT AND KAB MINTMARK)
COLLECTION NO. 1011
VERY RARE OBVERSE LEGEND !!!
2 commentsBarnaba602/09/19 at 07:04quadrans: Great find...
18_9_1_1_-c2_05_-53_v_,_Anonymous_I__(_Bela_II__1131-1141_A_D_),_H-095,_C1-079,_U-047,_Q-001,_3h,_9,5-9,8mm,_0,17g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.09.1.1./c2.05./53v., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-095, CNH I.-079, U-047, #0117 viewsCÁC II. 18.09.1.1./c2.05./53v., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-095, CNH I.-079, U-047, #01
avers: Cross with dots and wedges between two crescents in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of the legend; cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,5-9,8mm, weight: 0,17g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-095, CNH I.-079, Unger-047,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.09.1.1./c2.05./53v.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/09/19 at 05:12Stkp: Nice
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PROBUS RIC 882 A2 BUST OFFICINA 1 new photo after cleaning4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAA
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 882
COLLECTION NO. 1215

7th specimen of this type known to me.
1 commentsBarnaba602/09/19 at 05:11Stkp: I like the portrait
18_03_1_1_-c2_06_-69_,_Anonymous_I__(Béla_II_,_(1131-1141_A_D_)),_AR-Den_,_H-082,_CNH_I_-069,_U-051,_Q-001,_0h,_10,3-10,6mm,_0,22g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.06./69., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #0119 viewsCÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.06./69., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #01
avers: Central point with small crosses above and below, vertical columns to the left and right, horizontal lines outside the columns, crescents at ends of the columns and the lines, crosses in the fields formed by the columns and lines, points at top and bottom.
reverse: Lines and crescents instead of a legend, cross with points.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,3-10,6mm, weight: 0,22, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-082, CNH I.-069, Unger-051,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.03.1.1./c2.06./69.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/09/19 at 05:10Stkp: Very nice
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PROBUS RIC 366 VAR. F8 BUST new photo after cleaning8 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: F8
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.87g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 366 VAR. (F8 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 433
NOTE: 7TH KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
2 commentsBarnaba602/09/19 at 02:37Jay GT4: Wow, this is nice
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PROBUS RIC 476 VAR. AEQVIT SERIES new photo after cleaning5 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SECVRIT PERP
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T/-//VIXXI
WEIGHT 3.98g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 476 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP C PROBVS AVG LEGEND AND B BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 497
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE EXTREMELY RARE CODED AEQVIT SERIES (PINK’S 7TH TICINUM EMMISSION) - LETTER "T"
1 commentsBarnaba602/09/19 at 02:36Jay GT4: Great Probus collection!
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PROBUS RIC 867 VAR. A2 BUST IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVIC AVG OFFICINA 2 after cleaning4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVIC AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KAB
WEIGHT 3.41g
RIC 867 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH INVIC INSTEAD OF INVICT AND KAB MINTMARK)
COLLECTION NO. 1011
VERY RARE OBVERSE LEGEND !!!
2 commentsBarnaba602/09/19 at 02:35Jay GT4: Nice!
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107 Hadrian Quinarius Roma 119-22 AD Victory12 viewsReference.
RIC 107c; C.1135; Strack 133 (same reverse die as plate)

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Victory standing right, resting foot on helmet, ready to inscribe shield attached to palm tree

1.45 gr
14 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki02/08/19 at 23:25Jay GT4: Great find
18_03_1_1_-c2_06_-69_,_Anonymous_I__(Béla_II_,_(1131-1141_A_D_)),_AR-Den_,_H-082,_CNH_I_-069,_U-051,_Q-001,_0h,_10,3-10,6mm,_0,22g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.06./69., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #0119 viewsCÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.06./69., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #01
avers: Central point with small crosses above and below, vertical columns to the left and right, horizontal lines outside the columns, crescents at ends of the columns and the lines, crosses in the fields formed by the columns and lines, points at top and bottom.
reverse: Lines and crescents instead of a legend, cross with points.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,3-10,6mm, weight: 0,22, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-082, CNH I.-069, Unger-051,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.03.1.1./c2.06./69.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/08/19 at 23:13*Alex: Another great coin Joe.
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22059 Probus/Mars4 viewsProbus/Mars
Obv: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG
radiate bust left, wearing
imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
Rev: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.
T in right field.
XXI in Exergue
Mint:Siscia 22.5mm 3.3g
RIC V-2 Siscia 810; Sear 12071
1 commentsBlayne W02/08/19 at 22:49Steve P: Love the eagle-tipped sceptre ... oh, and the swee...
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107 Hadrian Quinarius Roma 119-22 AD Victory12 viewsReference.
RIC 107c; C.1135; Strack 133 (same reverse die as plate)

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Victory standing right, resting foot on helmet, ready to inscribe shield attached to palm tree

1.45 gr
14 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki02/08/19 at 18:42quadrans: Interesting piece..
18_04_1_1_-b3_01_-40_,_Anonymous_I__(István_II_,_(1116-1131_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-084,_CNH_I_-071,_U-039,_Q-001,_3h,_11,5mm,_0,27gx-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.04.1.1./b3.01./40., Anonymous I. (István II., (Stephen II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.) ?), AR-Denarius, H-084, CNH I.-071, U-039, #0118 viewsCÁC II. 18.04.1.1./b3.01./40., Anonymous I. (István II., (Stephen II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.) ?), AR-Denarius, H-084, CNH I.-071, U-039, #01
avers: Cross in quadrilobe with dots in the angles, crosses between the crescents; border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of the legend, cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 11,5 mm, weight: 0,27 g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-084, CNH I.-071, Unger-039,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.04.1.1./b3.01./40.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/08/19 at 14:34Stkp: very nice
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CÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.07./70., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #0117 viewsCÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.07./70., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #01
avers: Central point with small crosses above and below, vertical columns to the left and right, horizontal lines outside the columns, crescents at ends of the columns and the lines, crosses in the fields formed by the columns and lines, points at top and bottom.
reverse: Lines and crescents instead of a legend, cross with points.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,2-10,5mm, weight: 0,20g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-082, CNH I.-069, Unger-051,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.03.1.1./c2.07./70.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/08/19 at 14:34Stkp: nice
035_Ant_Pius,_RIC_III_886,_ANTONINVS_AVG_PIVS_P_P_TR_P_XV,_SALVS_AVG_COS_IIII,_S-C,_AE-Sest,_Roma,_151-52_AD,_Q-001,_5h,_30-32,5mm,_21,53g-s.jpg
035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0886, Rome, AE-Sestertius, S/C//--, SALVS AVG COS IIII, Salus standing left,25 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0886, Rome, AE-Sestertius, S/C//--, SALVS AVG COS IIII, Salus standing left,
avers: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XV, Laureate head right.
reverse: SALVS AVG COS IIII, Salus standing left feeding serpent arising from altar, and leaning on staff, S-C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 30,0-32,5mm, weight: 21,53g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 151-152 A.D., ref: RIC III 886,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/08/19 at 13:38Jay GT4: Ok Q
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Struck A.D.276 - 282. PROBUS. Silvered AE Antoninianus of Rome. 8 viewsObverse: IMP PROBVS P F AVG. Radiate bust of Probus, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped sceptre, facing left.
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO. Radiate Sol in quadriga galloping left; in exergue, R thunderbolt Γ.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 5.0gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V ii : 200.
SCARCE
2 comments*Alex02/08/19 at 06:05quadrans: Nice one
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die40 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (14 mm, 5.57 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow; bankers marks.
R: Incuse punch; roaring lion left.
- Carradice IV B, pl. XIII, 35.
2 commentsNemonater02/08/19 at 05:37Canaan: very nice
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die47 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (14 mm, 5.57 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow; roaring lion left countermark.
R: Incuse punch; stylized facing lion in reverse punch.
3 commentsNemonater02/08/19 at 05:36Canaan: Very unusual
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II81 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (15 mm, 5.43 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow
R: Incuse punch; stylized facing lion in reverse punch.

4 commentsNemonater02/08/19 at 05:35Canaan: Great coin!!! very interesting
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die47 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (14 mm, 5.57 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow; roaring lion left countermark.
R: Incuse punch; stylized facing lion in reverse punch.
3 commentsNemonater02/08/19 at 05:17quadrans: Interesting piece..
18_03_1_1_-a1_06_-07_,_Anonymous_I__(Béla_II_,_(1131-1141_A_D_)),_AR-Den_,_H-082,_CNH_I_-069,_U-051,_Q-001,_3h,_10,2mm,_0,20g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.03.1.1./a1.06./07., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #0125 viewsCÁC II. 18.03.1.1./a1.06./07., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #01
avers: Central point with small crosses above and below, vertical columns to the left and right, horizontal lines outside the columns, crescents at ends of the columns and the lines, crosses in the fields formed by the columns and lines, points at top and bottom.
reverse: Lines and crescents instead of a legend, cross with points.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,2mm, weight: 0,20g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-082, CNH I.-069, Unger-051,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.03.1.1./a1.06./07.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/08/19 at 04:47Stkp: Nice
SiglosSlug.jpg
Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die40 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (14 mm, 5.57 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow; bankers marks.
R: Incuse punch; roaring lion left.
- Carradice IV B, pl. XIII, 35.
2 commentsNemonater02/08/19 at 04:37Jay GT4: A great find
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die47 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (14 mm, 5.57 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow; roaring lion left countermark.
R: Incuse punch; stylized facing lion in reverse punch.
3 commentsNemonater02/08/19 at 04:37Jay GT4: Amazing piece
051_Caracalla_RSC_195a,_AR-Den,_ANTONINVS_PIVS_AVG_BRIT,_P_M_TR_P_XV_COS_III_P_P,_Roma,_212_AD,_KK-001,_0h,_18,1-19,1mm,_2,95g-s.jpg
Caracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, RSC-195a,8 viewsCaracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, RSC-195a,
0h,18,1-19,1mm,2,95g
2 commentsKaroly K202/08/19 at 04:16Robin Ayers: excellent coin and another great portrait of Carac...
051_Caracalla_RIC_IV-I_Not_in,_AR-Ant,_ANTONINVS_PIVS_AVG_GERM,_P_M_TR_P_XX_COS_IIII_P_P,_Roma,_217_AD,_KK-001,_7h,_21-23mm,_5_65g-s.jpg
Caracalla AR-Antoninianus, Not in RIC IV-I,8 viewsCaracalla AR-Antoninianus, Not in RIC IV-I,
7h,21-23mm,5,65g
3 commentsKaroly K202/08/19 at 04:16Robin Ayers: beautifully detailed (and very angry looking) port...
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1794 AE Halfpenny Token. Chichester, Sussex3 viewsObverse: QUEEN ELIZABETH •. Three-quarter facing crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth I right, sceptre resting on her right shoulder.
Reverse: CHICHESTER HALFPENNY •. View of Chichester Cross; in exergue, 1794.
Edge: PAYABLE AT DALLY'S CHICHESTER + + + +.
Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 6
Dalton & Hamer: 15

This token was manufactured by Peter Kempson in Birmingham and the dies were engraved by Thomas Wyon. Little is known about the issuer of the token, seemingly to have been Dally and Son who were drapers in Chichester in the 18th century.

Chichester Cross is an elaborate perpendicular market cross standing at the intersection of the four principal streets in the centre of the city of Chichester, West Sussex. According to the inscription upon it, this cross was built by Edward Story, Bishop of Chichester from 1477 to 1503, but little is known for certain and the style and ornaments of the building suggest that it may date from the reign of Edward IV. It was apparently built so that the poor people should have somewhere to sell their wares, and as a meeting point. An earlier wooden cross had been erected on the same site by Bishop Rede (1369-1385). The stone cross, which underwent repairs during the reign of Charles II and again in 1746, still stands to this day.
3 comments*Alex02/08/19 at 04:15Robin Ayers: such a fantastic portrait- love it!
RIC_804_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0804 Domitianus10 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium.
AE/Dupondius (27.88 mm 14.720 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
RIC 804 (C), BMCRE 479, BNF 512
Purchased from Henzen on MA Shops
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/08/19 at 04:14Robin Ayers: lovely, I really like the long neck portrait
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22060 Aurelian/Sol7 viewsAurelian/Sol
Aurelian AE Ant Aurelian AD 270-275 AE Antoninianus
Obv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG –
Radiate bust right, cuirassed.
Rev: ORIENS AVG
Sol advancing left, holding globe and right hand raised in salute; the captive on left is being tread upon, the other captive looks at this.
SXXI in Exergue
Mint:Ticinum 22.6mm 3.2g
Gobl 70a2 Ticinum
2 commentsBlayne W02/08/19 at 04:13Robin Ayers: Really nice example!
035_Ant_Pius,_RIC_III_546,_ANTONINVS_AVG_PIVS_P_P,_TR_POT_COS_II,_S-C,_AE-Sest,_Roma,_139_AD,_Q-001,_5h,_31,5-32,5mm,_23,86g-s.jpg
035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0546, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT COS II, Fides standing right, S-C,18 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0546, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT COS II, Fides standing right, S-C,
avers: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: TR POT COS II, Fides standing right, holding corn-ears and dish of fruit, S-C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 31,5-32,5mm, weight: 23,86g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 139 A.D., ref: RIC III 546,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/08/19 at 04:13Robin Ayers: nice portrait!
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Litra circa 465-450 BC 12mm 0.58g 11h9 viewsBridled horse standing right,wreath above/Forepart of man-headed bull right.2 commentsGrant H02/08/19 at 04:12Robin Ayers: wow, absolutely stunning - love the man faced bull...
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4945 viewsL Musidius Longus c.42 BC
AR denarius
Obv "CONCORDIA"
Veiled head of Concordia right
Rev "L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS"
Shrine of Venus Cloacina inscribed CLOACIN
Rome mint
Crawford 494/42a
3 commentsmauseus02/08/19 at 04:10Robin Ayers: Really interesting reverse, great coin
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4945 viewsL Musidius Longus c.42 BC
AR denarius
Obv "CONCORDIA"
Veiled head of Concordia right
Rev "L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS"
Shrine of Venus Cloacina inscribed CLOACIN
Rome mint
Crawford 494/42a
3 commentsmauseus02/07/19 at 23:24mauseus: I work in the water industry and love ancient buil...
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Litra circa 465-450 BC 12mm 0.58g 11h9 viewsBridled horse standing right,wreath above/Forepart of man-headed bull right.2 commentsGrant H02/07/19 at 23:22Jay GT4: Nice reverse
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4945 viewsL Musidius Longus c.42 BC
AR denarius
Obv "CONCORDIA"
Veiled head of Concordia right
Rev "L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS"
Shrine of Venus Cloacina inscribed CLOACIN
Rome mint
Crawford 494/42a
3 commentsmauseus02/07/19 at 23:21Jay GT4: Love this type
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Otho (69 A.D.)79 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, laureate head right, LA (year 1) lower right.
R: EΛEY-ΘEPIA, Eleutheria (Liberty) standing left, wreath in extended right hand, scepter in left hand, leaning with left elbow on column, simpulum (ladle used for tasting and pouring sacrificial libations) left in lower left field.
12.58g
24.4mm
Milne 359; RPC I 5354 (5 spec.); Dattari 327; BMC Alexandria p. 25, 208; Curtis 238; Kampmann 18.6; Emmett 184

Ex. Jyrki Muona Collection

This variety with a simpulum on the reverse is much rarer than the same type without this control symbol. RPC reports only 5 specimens with the simpulum and 17 specimens without it. This variety is missing from the important collections in Cologne, Paris, and Milan, and we know of only one example offered at auction in the past two decades (CNG 76, 12 Sep 2007, lot 3152, VF, $430 plus fees).


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6 commentsMat02/07/19 at 20:41Robin Ayers: a very nice addtion! there is something about thes...
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091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), Antioch, Göbl 1619f, RIC V-I Not in, AR-Antoninianus, */-//--, IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, #130 views091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), Antioch, Göbl 1619f, RIC V-I Not in, AR-Antoninianus, */-//--, IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, #1
avers: SALONINA AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent.
reverse: IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, holding scepter right and patera left. Peacock at feet left. Star in left field.
exergue: */-//--, diameter: 20,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,30 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Antioch, date: 253-260 A.D., ref: RIC V-I Not in RIC, Göbl-1619f,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/07/19 at 20:26Robin Ayers: very nice Salonina! I love the drapery on Juno
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Asia Minor, Kilikia, Olbia, Throne of Zeus, Thunderbolt 4 viewsKilikia, Olbia
Ć 22
Pseudo-autonomous (Late 1st century BC).
Obv.: Empty throne of Zeus Olbios facing slightly right; EP to left
Rev.: OΛBEΩN. Winged thunderbolt; Z above.
Ć, 7.50g, 22mm
Ref.: RPC I 3723; Ziegler -; SNG BN 839; SNG Levante 645.
Ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 20.1.1987)
Ex Dr. P. Vogl Collection
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 63, lot 375
1 commentsshanxi02/07/19 at 19:54Jochen: Should be Olba, not Olbia
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Caracalla AR-Antoninianus, Not in RIC IV-I,8 viewsCaracalla AR-Antoninianus, Not in RIC IV-I,
7h,21-23mm,5,65g
3 commentsKaroly K202/07/19 at 19:26Jay GT4: Amazing
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RIC 0804 Domitianus10 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium.
AE/Dupondius (27.88 mm 14.720 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
RIC 804 (C), BMCRE 479, BNF 512
Purchased from Henzen on MA Shops
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/07/19 at 19:26Jay GT4: Nice
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22060 Aurelian/Sol7 viewsAurelian/Sol
Aurelian AE Ant Aurelian AD 270-275 AE Antoninianus
Obv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG –
Radiate bust right, cuirassed.
Rev: ORIENS AVG
Sol advancing left, holding globe and right hand raised in salute; the captive on left is being tread upon, the other captive looks at this.
SXXI in Exergue
Mint:Ticinum 22.6mm 3.2g
Gobl 70a2 Ticinum
2 commentsBlayne W02/07/19 at 19:25Jay GT4: Nice!
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Caracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, Not in RSC,4 viewsCaracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, Not in RSC,
0h,17,1-17,7mm,3,10g
1 commentsKaroly K202/07/19 at 18:27quadrans: Rare and interesting piece...
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1794 AE Halfpenny Token. Chichester, Sussex3 viewsObverse: QUEEN ELIZABETH •. Three-quarter facing crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth I right, sceptre resting on her right shoulder.
Reverse: CHICHESTER HALFPENNY •. View of Chichester Cross; in exergue, 1794.
Edge: PAYABLE AT DALLY'S CHICHESTER + + + +.
Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 6
Dalton & Hamer: 15

This token was manufactured by Peter Kempson in Birmingham and the dies were engraved by Thomas Wyon. Little is known about the issuer of the token, seemingly to have been Dally and Son who were drapers in Chichester in the 18th century.

Chichester Cross is an elaborate perpendicular market cross standing at the intersection of the four principal streets in the centre of the city of Chichester, West Sussex. According to the inscription upon it, this cross was built by Edward Story, Bishop of Chichester from 1477 to 1503, but little is known for certain and the style and ornaments of the building suggest that it may date from the reign of Edward IV. It was apparently built so that the poor people should have somewhere to sell their wares, and as a meeting point. An earlier wooden cross had been erected on the same site by Bishop Rede (1369-1385). The stone cross, which underwent repairs during the reign of Charles II and again in 1746, still stands to this day.
3 comments*Alex02/07/19 at 18:26quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Caracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, 5 viewsCaracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I,
0h,17,2-18,1mm,3,40g
2 commentsKaroly K202/07/19 at 18:25quadrans: Another nice piece
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Caracalla AR-Antoninianus, Not in RIC IV-I,8 viewsCaracalla AR-Antoninianus, Not in RIC IV-I,
7h,21-23mm,5,65g
3 commentsKaroly K202/07/19 at 18:23quadrans: Terrible expression on his face, the killer, great...
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Marc Antony, 32 BCE44 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius, 32 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.72g; 18mm).
Athens Mint.

Obv: ANTON AVG IMP III COS DES III III V R P C. Bare head of Antony facing right.

Rev: ANTONIVS AVG IMP III, in two lines.

References: Crawford 542/2; HCRI 347; Sydenham 1209.

Provenance: Ex Andrew McCabe Collection [CNG eSale 385 (26 Oct 2016) Lot 470]; CNG 49 (17 Mar 1999), Lot 1316; Reinhold Faelten Collection [Stack's (20 Jan 1938) Lot 1495].

On the obverse, behind Antony’s ear, a small letter P, likely an engraver’s signature, is hidden within the hair line. This coin was struck in Athens in 32 BCE, while Antony and Cleopatra lived extravagantly among the Greeks. The coin’s inscription refers to a designated third consulship that Antony was supposed to share with Octavian in 31 BCE. Around the time this coin was minted, Antony notified his wife, Octavia (Octavian’s sister), in Rome that he was divorcing her. Octavian was outraged. Cleopatra’s growing influence over Antony was soon used by Octavian as progaganda to unite Italy and the West against Antony. Thus, the designated third consulship referenced on this coin never occurred, as the designated consuls went to war instead, ending with Antony’s naval defeat at Actium in September 31 BCE.
5 commentsCarausius02/07/19 at 18:22orfew: A lovely example
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RIC 0804 Domitianus10 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium.
AE/Dupondius (27.88 mm 14.720 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
RIC 804 (C), BMCRE 479, BNF 512
Purchased from Henzen on MA Shops
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/07/19 at 18:11quadrans: Nice piece..
RIC_804_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0804 Domitianus10 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium.
AE/Dupondius (27.88 mm 14.720 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
RIC 804 (C), BMCRE 479, BNF 512
Purchased from Henzen on MA Shops
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/07/19 at 16:10okidoki: I like the coloring
RIC_804_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0804 Domitianus10 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium.
AE/Dupondius (27.88 mm 14.720 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
RIC 804 (C), BMCRE 479, BNF 512
Purchased from Henzen on MA Shops
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/07/19 at 15:59shanxi: nice example
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Caracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, RSC-195a,8 viewsCaracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, RSC-195a,
0h,18,1-19,1mm,2,95g
2 commentsKaroly K202/07/19 at 15:48v-drome: Excellent Serapis and obverse portrait!
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1794 AE Halfpenny Token. Chichester, Sussex3 viewsObverse: QUEEN ELIZABETH •. Three-quarter facing crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth I right, sceptre resting on her right shoulder.
Reverse: CHICHESTER HALFPENNY •. View of Chichester Cross; in exergue, 1794.
Edge: PAYABLE AT DALLY'S CHICHESTER + + + +.
Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 6
Dalton & Hamer: 15

This token was manufactured by Peter Kempson in Birmingham and the dies were engraved by Thomas Wyon. Little is known about the issuer of the token, seemingly to have been Dally and Son who were drapers in Chichester in the 18th century.

Chichester Cross is an elaborate perpendicular market cross standing at the intersection of the four principal streets in the centre of the city of Chichester, West Sussex. According to the inscription upon it, this cross was built by Edward Story, Bishop of Chichester from 1477 to 1503, but little is known for certain and the style and ornaments of the building suggest that it may date from the reign of Edward IV. It was apparently built so that the poor people should have somewhere to sell their wares, and as a meeting point. An earlier wooden cross had been erected on the same site by Bishop Rede (1369-1385). The stone cross, which underwent repairs during the reign of Charles II and again in 1746, still stands to this day.
3 comments*Alex02/07/19 at 15:48shanxi: nice coin
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091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), Antioch, Göbl 1619f, RIC V-I Not in, AR-Antoninianus, */-//--, IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, #130 views091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), Antioch, Göbl 1619f, RIC V-I Not in, AR-Antoninianus, */-//--, IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, #1
avers: SALONINA AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent.
reverse: IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, holding scepter right and patera left. Peacock at feet left. Star in left field.
exergue: */-//--, diameter: 20,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,30 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Antioch, date: 253-260 A.D., ref: RIC V-I Not in RIC, Göbl-1619f,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/07/19 at 15:30Steve P: atta-boy ... you've successfully scored anothe...
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John II Comnenus AV Hyperpyron, Constantinople Mint SBCV-1938;7 views1 commentsSimon02/07/19 at 15:23Jay GT4: Nice one
051_Caracalla_RSC_445a,_AR-Den,_ANTONINVS_PIVS_AVG,_PONTIF_TR_P_XI_COS_III,_Roma,_208_AD,_KK-001,_0h,_17,2-18,1mm,_3,40g-s.jpg
Caracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, 5 viewsCaracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I,
0h,17,2-18,1mm,3,40g
2 commentsKaroly K202/07/19 at 15:23Jay GT4: Great horse on the reverse
Kalman,_(1095-1116_AD),_CÁC_I__11_8_d1_6-42,_H-038,_C1-046,_U-029,_Q-001,_5h,_11mm,_0,39g-s.jpg
11.08. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.08./d1.06./42., H-038, CNH I.-046, U-029, #0123 views11.08. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.08./d1.06./42., H-038, CNH I.-046, U-029, #01
avers: +CALMAN RE, crossleted cross in a circle of dots with lines in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: +LADISLAVS RE (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,0 mm, weight: 0,39 g, axis: 5h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-038, CNH I.-046, Unger-029, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.08./d1.06./42.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/07/19 at 14:48Stkp: nice one
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RIC 0623b Domitianus.26 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; Flute and lyre players standing right (the second is near the altar); in background temple.
AE/As (28.88 mm 11.11 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 623a (C2), BMCRE 434-436, BNF 471-474
ex CNG Auction #84 lot 1007, from the John Bitner Collection
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/07/19 at 14:29*Alex: Spectacular.
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RIC 0299 Domitianus24 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, Radiate head right, with aegis
Rev : VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing leftt, foot on helmet, with parazonium and spear
AE/Dupondius (27.55 mm 12.190 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A D (1st issue)
RIC 299 (C), BMCRE 313, BNF 335
Purchased from Kölner Münzkabinett on Ma Shops
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/07/19 at 13:06David Atherton: Nice example.
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Manuel I AE Trachy S-1966 DOC 13 6 views
Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion. Seated upon a throne without back, holds gospels in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

Rev Full length figure of the Emperor bearded on l. crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed sceptre and in l. gl cr. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion
1 commentsSimon02/07/19 at 10:24shanxi: very nice
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Aemilian, Antoninianus12 viewsAemilian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped bust right

Reverse:
SPES PVBLICA
Spes advancing left, holding wreath and palm.

RIC IViii 10, C 47
3 commentsHarry G02/07/19 at 08:25okidoki: very nice
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Aemilian, Antoninianus12 viewsAemilian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped bust right

Reverse:
SPES PVBLICA
Spes advancing left, holding wreath and palm.

RIC IViii 10, C 47
3 commentsHarry G02/07/19 at 06:26quadrans: Great find...
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Struck A.D.276 - 282. PROBUS. Silvered AE Antoninianus of Rome. 8 viewsObverse: IMP PROBVS P F AVG. Radiate bust of Probus, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped sceptre, facing left.
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO. Radiate Sol in quadriga galloping left; in exergue, R thunderbolt Γ.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 5.0gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V ii : 200.
SCARCE
2 comments*Alex02/06/19 at 21:40Harry G: Amazing bust! Congrats
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0566, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, S/C//--, Caduceus, two crossed cornucopiae, #127 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0566, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, S/C//--, Caduceus, two crossed cornucopiae, #1
avers: M COMMOD ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT PP, Laureate head right.
reverse: TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, Caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae, S-C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 26,5-28,0 mm, weight: 17,12 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 190 A.D., ref: RIC III 566, C-722, BMCRE 655, Sear 5807var.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/06/19 at 21:34Harry G: Nice piece!
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Aemilian, Antoninianus12 viewsAemilian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped bust right

Reverse:
SPES PVBLICA
Spes advancing left, holding wreath and palm.

RIC IViii 10, C 47
3 commentsHarry G02/06/19 at 21:32Mat: Nice grab, congrats
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1978 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1978 DOC 21 CLBC 4.4.8 3 views

OBV Bust of Christ beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scrolls in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross
.
REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing uncertain dress (stemma, short military tunic, breastplate and sagion?) holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19mm
Weight 3.23gm

DOC lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 2.66 gm to 2.75 gm with sizes all 20mm

This coin differs from S-1981 not only by size but DOC notes a beard on Christ on S-1981 where as S-1978 is beardless , I however am finding that a difficult distinction to concur with, the beard on Christ can be a simple dot on his chin, however with this style of coins I am finding the lighter weight coins with perhaps a beard with one dot on chin in another example a series of dots making the beard, in these larger and heavier beards the dot on the chin is still there but not as distinct. Interesting to note that Hendy did not note a beard in his 1969 book but in his latter DOC works he does, the earlier catalogs such as Ratto do note a difference in the two styles because of the weight and beard.

This coin is a choice example Good Very Fine.
1 commentsSimon02/06/19 at 19:37quadrans: Nice one
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Struck A.D. 80 - 81 under Titus. DIVUS VESPASIAN. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome2 viewsObverse: DIVVS • AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS •. Laureate head of Vespasian facing right.
Reverse: No legend. SC on shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.1gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC II : 63 | VM : 102 | RSC : 497 | Sear : 2569
SCARCE

Vespasian (Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus) was born at Falacrinae on 17th November, A.D.9 and became emperor on 1st July, A.D.69. He died at Aquae Cutiliae on 23rd June, A.D.79 and was buried in the Mausoleum of Augustus. His remains were later transferred to the Temple of the Flavian Family.

EVENTS OCCURRING AT THE TIME THIS COIN WAS STRUCK
A.D.80
Titus completed and inaugurated the Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) with 100 days of games.
Gnaeus Julius Agricola began his invasion of Scotland.
A.D.81
The Arch of Titus was constructed in Rome.
1 comments*Alex02/06/19 at 17:28Jay GT4: Nice capricorn
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RIC 0623b Domitianus.26 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; Flute and lyre players standing right (the second is near the altar); in background temple.
AE/As (28.88 mm 11.11 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 623a (C2), BMCRE 434-436, BNF 471-474
ex CNG Auction #84 lot 1007, from the John Bitner Collection
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/06/19 at 17:06Robin Ayers: Fantastic coin, the reverse detail is beautiful!
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Julia Domna, Cybele5 viewsAr denarius; 2.87g; 18.5mm

IVLIA-AVGVSTA
draped bust right

MATER-DEVM
Cybele, towered, standing left, holding
branch and drum, lion at feet left

RIC 566; RSC 128; BMC 49; Sear 6594
1 commentsRobin Ayers02/06/19 at 16:45Mat: Nice, I like the reverse
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Thasos, Islands off Thrace 19 viewsPurchased from FORVM
Silver obol, SNG Cop 1020 - 1021; SNG Lockett 1224; SNG Fitz 1811; Rosen 146; HGC 6 337; Traité II 1750; Le Rider Thasiennes 9 var. (dolphins reversed), gVF, nice metal for issue, 0.512g, 10.46mm, 180o, Thasos mint, c. 435 - 411 B.C.; obverse dolphin right above dolphin left; three pellets around; reverse quadritpartite incuse square; ex CNG auction 231 (14 Apr 2010), lot 18
4 commentsRobin Ayers02/06/19 at 15:09Mat: Great little silver
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Julia Domna, Markianopolis 13 viewsMarkianopolis, Moesia
Ae : 4.73g

IOVLIA DO/MNA CEP
Draped bust right

MAPKIAN/OPAITWN

Herakles, naked, standing right, strangling the Namean lion

Moushmov 419; AMNG 606; Tachella 8 in RN 1893

1 commentsRobin Ayers02/06/19 at 15:08Mat: An interesting portrait
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Julia Donna, Ceres7 viewsAr Denarius; 3.35g; 17-18mm

IVLIA DO-MNA AVG
draped bust right

CERER FRVG
Ceres standing left, holding two corn ears and lighted torch

RIC 616A; RSC 13a
Emesa Mint
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/06/19 at 15:08Mat: Very nice, I like the dirty look of it
RIC_623b_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0623b Domitianus.26 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; Flute and lyre players standing right (the second is near the altar); in background temple.
AE/As (28.88 mm 11.11 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 623a (C2), BMCRE 434-436, BNF 471-474
ex CNG Auction #84 lot 1007, from the John Bitner Collection
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/06/19 at 15:06Jay GT4: Wonderful scene
RIC_299_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0299 Domitianus24 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, Radiate head right, with aegis
Rev : VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing leftt, foot on helmet, with parazonium and spear
AE/Dupondius (27.55 mm 12.190 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A D (1st issue)
RIC 299 (C), BMCRE 313, BNF 335
Purchased from Kölner Münzkabinett on Ma Shops
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/06/19 at 15:06Jay GT4: Lovely reverse
Bela_IV__(1235-1270_AD),_H-330,_C1-262,_U-242,_AR-Obulus,_Q-001,_6h,_9,5mm,_0,16g-s.jpg
H-330 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-330, CNH I.-262, U-242, AR-Obulus, #0221 viewsH-330 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-330, CNH I.-262, U-242, AR-Obulus, #02
avers: G Є, Crowned bust left, holding a cross, pellet both side of the crown, a border of dots.
reverse: Falcon swooping on a rabbit, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,5mm, weight: 0,16g, axis: 6h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Huszár-330, CNH I.-262, Unger-242,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans02/06/19 at 13:56Stkp: very nice
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Laodikea, Phrygia5 views14 - 37 AD
AE14 (13.7-14.0mm) 2.79g
Bust of Apolllo right / Altar above headdress of Isis
RPC I - 2909
1 commentsPekka K02/06/19 at 10:19shanxi: nice example
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L Flaminius Chilo, Republic Denarius17 viewsL. Flaminius Chilo
At 3.48g; 18-20mm
Crawford 302/1

ROMA
Helmeted head of Roma right, X below chin

L. FLAMINI CILO
Victory driving biga right, holding reigns and wreath
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/06/19 at 08:50Enodia: Nice coin. My wife bought me one for my birthday 3...
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Thasos, Islands off Thrace 19 viewsPurchased from FORVM
Silver obol, SNG Cop 1020 - 1021; SNG Lockett 1224; SNG Fitz 1811; Rosen 146; HGC 6 337; Traité II 1750; Le Rider Thasiennes 9 var. (dolphins reversed), gVF, nice metal for issue, 0.512g, 10.46mm, 180o, Thasos mint, c. 435 - 411 B.C.; obverse dolphin right above dolphin left; three pellets around; reverse quadritpartite incuse square; ex CNG auction 231 (14 Apr 2010), lot 18
4 commentsRobin Ayers02/06/19 at 07:53quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Julia Donna, Ceres7 viewsAr Denarius; 3.35g; 17-18mm

IVLIA DO-MNA AVG
draped bust right

CERER FRVG
Ceres standing left, holding two corn ears and lighted torch

RIC 616A; RSC 13a
Emesa Mint
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/06/19 at 07:53quadrans: Nice one
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Huszár 569, Pohl 114-3, Unger 443c, Réthy II 116, Frynas H.26.49 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .49 g., 15.12 mm. max., 0°

Obv: + mARIE • R • VnGARIE [antiqua-style letters A without interior bar], crown with interior cross hatching. A with an interior crossbar below.

Rev: + mOnETA • mARIA [antiqua-style letters A without interior bar], Patriarchal.

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

The type was struck in 1384-1395 (per Huszár, with Unger and Frynas agreeing that it incepted in 1384) or in 1385-1395 (per Pohl), and is traditionally viewed as the last of three denarii struck by Maria. More recently, it has been viewed as the second type struck by her (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 566), in 1383-1385 (per Gyöngyössi and Toma). This coin, with an antiqua-style letter A with interior bar privy mark below the crown, was struck in Székesfehérvár/Alba Regia in 1386-1395 (per Pohl).

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of this type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Toma lists just one coin with the A with interior bar privy mark (Pohl 114-3). The legend combination on this coin is not recorded by Toma.
Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard, one of which occurs among two identified coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). The design combination on this coin appears to be Toma A/b (crown A is linked only with crosses a and b; cross b is linked only with crowns A and B).

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. The legend combination described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl; in Unger and Réthy, and in Frynas, all differ.
1 commentsStkp02/06/19 at 07:52quadrans: Nice...
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Thasos, Islands off Thrace 19 viewsPurchased from FORVM
Silver obol, SNG Cop 1020 - 1021; SNG Lockett 1224; SNG Fitz 1811; Rosen 146; HGC 6 337; Traité II 1750; Le Rider Thasiennes 9 var. (dolphins reversed), gVF, nice metal for issue, 0.512g, 10.46mm, 180o, Thasos mint, c. 435 - 411 B.C.; obverse dolphin right above dolphin left; three pellets around; reverse quadritpartite incuse square; ex CNG auction 231 (14 Apr 2010), lot 18
4 commentsRobin Ayers02/06/19 at 05:45Jay GT4: Great dolphins
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L Flaminius Chilo, Republic Denarius17 viewsL. Flaminius Chilo
At 3.48g; 18-20mm
Crawford 302/1

ROMA
Helmeted head of Roma right, X below chin

L. FLAMINI CILO
Victory driving biga right, holding reigns and wreath
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/06/19 at 05:44Jay GT4: Always loved Flaminius
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RIC 0349 Domitianus53 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : ANNONA AVGVST / S C (in exergue); Annona standing right, with cornucopiae, facing Ceres, seated left, with corn ears and torch; in the background, modius on altar and prow
AE/Sestertius (33.97 mm 26.03 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A D (1st issue)
RIC 349 (C), BMCRE 323, BNF 349
ex Jesus Vico Sale 137 Lot 338
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/06/19 at 05:29Jay GT4: Beautiful patina
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RIC 0338 Domitianus55 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII - Laureate head of Domitian right
Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P - Minerva standing left with spear
AR/Denarius - mm 21,70 g 3,46 die axis 6 - Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (fourth issue)
RIC 338 (R2) - RSC unlisted
From Gorny & Mosch Sale 1494 Lot 2769
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/06/19 at 05:28Jay GT4: Nice one!
Lodovicus-I__(1342-1382_AD),_H-538,_C2-86,_U-436,_P-77,_AR-Obulus,_R-E-X,_Lily,_1346-57_AD,_Q-001,_10h,_11,5mm,_0,19g-s.jpg
029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Obulus, H-538, C2-86, U-436, P-77, Rare! #0120 views029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Obulus, H-538, C2-86, U-436, P-77, Rare! #01
avers: R Є X, Hungarian-Anjou shield, the border of dots.
reverse: Large lily, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5mm, weight: 0,19g, axis: 10h,
mint: Hungary, , date: 1346-1367 A.D.(by Pohl), ref: Huszár-538, CNH-2-086, Unger-436, Pohl-77,
Q-001

Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou
1 commentsquadrans02/06/19 at 01:01Stkp: Great
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Julia Domna Denarius R: Vesta9 viewsObv. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust of Julia Domna right,
Rev. VESTA, Vesta standing left, holding Palladium and sceptre.
Sear 7108; RIC (Caracalla) 390; RSC 230.

All of the examples I have seen (only about 120+) have the reverse legend arranged 'V-E-S-T-A', or sometimes 'VE-S-T-A', whereas this example, perhaps uniquely for this die, has the arrangement 'VES-TA'.
In any case, a particularly attractive example, with a nicely detailed palladium.
1 commentsOldMoney02/06/19 at 00:50Robin Ayers: great portrait and interesting reverse legend brea...
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Differnt obverse die,Corinth left,Leukas right with same reverse die.3 views1 commentsGrant H02/05/19 at 22:46Jay GT4: Interesting find
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Antony Legion II Denarius5 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius, 44-31 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.64g; 17mm).
Military Mint traveling with Antony, 32-1 BCE.

Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C; galley facing right.

Reverse: LEG II; Aquilia between two standards.

References: Crawford 544/14; Sydenham 1216; HCRI 349; BMCRR East 190-92; Antonia 105.

Provenance: Ex Pat Coyle Coll. [Goldberg Auction 69 (29 May 2012) Lot 3471]; NAC 40 (16 May 2007), Lot 624.

Produced by Antony in the lead-up to his final defeat at Actium by Octavian’s navy (commanded by Agrippa), the legionary series was a huge issue that recognized 23 legions under Antony’s command. These coins would continue to circulate throughout the Empire for several centuries after Antony’s loss, partly because their notoriously debased silver discouraged hoarding. Forty examples of the LEG II variety appeared in the 1905 Delos hoard of 604 Antony Legionary denarii, making it one of the most common varieties of the series.

The Legio II was likely a legion that was disbanded after Actium.
2 commentsCarausius02/05/19 at 21:42quadrans: Great piece ..
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Tiberius tribute penny25 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

PONTIF MAXIM
Livia seated right holding scepter and branch, legs on char ornamented, feet on footstool

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.14g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Numismatica Prados
1 commentsJay GT402/05/19 at 21:41quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
Justin-II-565-578_AE-Follis_DN-IVSTI-NVS-PP-AVG_M_ANNO_VI_NIKO_A_SB-0369-p-94-Nikopolis_Q-001_7h_27-28mm_12,97g-s.jpg
Byzantine, Justin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,140 viewsJustin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,
avers: D N IVSTI NVS P P AVG, Justin left and Sophia right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre topped by cross.
reverse: "M" ANNO/VI/A, Large M, ANNO to left, Cross above, regnal year to right "VI", officina letter below "A", mintmark NIKO.
exergue: A/N/N/O/VI//NIKO, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: 13,22g, axis: 7h,
mint: Nikopolis, date: 571 A.D., ref: SB 0369, p-94,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/05/19 at 20:46Simon: Best example I have ever seen.
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Domitian RIC-623b36 viewsĆ As, 10.13g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 623b (C2). BMC 434.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; S C in exergue; Domitian stg. l., sacrificing over altar; to l., flute player and lyre player stg. r.; in background, temple, wreath in pediment
Acquired from Künker, January 2019. Ex Heinrich Pilartz Münzhandlung.

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

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

Struck on a large flan in fine style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/05/19 at 17:30Mat: Love the patina and all around sweet addition.
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Domitian RIC-623b36 viewsĆ As, 10.13g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 623b (C2). BMC 434.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; S C in exergue; Domitian stg. l., sacrificing over altar; to l., flute player and lyre player stg. r.; in background, temple, wreath in pediment
Acquired from Künker, January 2019. Ex Heinrich Pilartz Münzhandlung.

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

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

Struck on a large flan in fine style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/05/19 at 15:01FlaviusDomitianus: Good example of the type.
15_3_-a3_1_-10_,_László_II__(1162-1163_AD),_H-059,_C1-096-097,_U--,_Q-001,_11h,_9,2mm,_0,10g-s.jpg
15.03. László II., (Ladislaus II.), King of Hungary, (1162-1163 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 15.03./a3.01./10., H-059, CNH I.-096-097, U--, Rare! #0126 views15.03. László II., (Ladislaus II.), King of Hungary, (1162-1163 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 15.03./a3.01./10., H-059, CNH I.-096-097, U--, Rare! #01
avers: + LADISLAU DE (starting from down, and left to right), Crowned head facing, the border of dots.
reverse: Cross in quadrilobe, line border.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 9,2mm, weight: 0,10g, axis:11h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-059, CNH I.-096-097, Unger--,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 15.03./a3.01./10., Rare!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/05/19 at 14:54Stkp: nice coin!
032_Albert_(1437-1439_AD),_AR-Den,_H-592,_C2-135B,_U-461_s_,_P-127-11,_m_ALBERTI_R_VnGARIE,_K-P,_1440_AD,_Q-001,_4h,_13,5-14,0mm,_0,48g-s.jpg
032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.s., P-127-11, #0127 views032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.s., P-127-11, #01
avers: ✠ m•ALBЄRTI•R•VnGARIЄ••, Patriarchal Cross, K-P, in a circle, line border.
reverse: Four-part shield (Hungarian stripes in the middle, Czech lion, Austrian band, Moravian eagle around), the border of dots,
exergue, mint mark: K/P//-- , diameter: 13,5-14,0mm, weight: 0,48g, axis: 4h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica, Konrad Polner by Pohl), date:1440 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-592, CNH-2-135B, Unger-461.s., Pohl-127-11,
Q-001
This coin was struck under the Interregnum I. (1439-1440 A.D.) with the name of Abert!
1 commentsquadrans02/05/19 at 14:53Stkp: nice example of the type
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Antony Legion II Denarius5 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius, 44-31 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.64g; 17mm).
Military Mint traveling with Antony, 32-1 BCE.

Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C; galley facing right.

Reverse: LEG II; Aquilia between two standards.

References: Crawford 544/14; Sydenham 1216; HCRI 349; BMCRR East 190-92; Antonia 105.

Provenance: Ex Pat Coyle Coll. [Goldberg Auction 69 (29 May 2012) Lot 3471]; NAC 40 (16 May 2007), Lot 624.

Produced by Antony in the lead-up to his final defeat at Actium by Octavian’s navy (commanded by Agrippa), the legionary series was a huge issue that recognized 23 legions under Antony’s command. These coins would continue to circulate throughout the Empire for several centuries after Antony’s loss, partly because their notoriously debased silver discouraged hoarding. Forty examples of the LEG II variety appeared in the 1905 Delos hoard of 604 Antony Legionary denarii, making it one of the most common varieties of the series.

The Legio II was likely a legion that was disbanded after Actium.
2 commentsCarausius02/05/19 at 12:45Jay GT4: Wonderful legionary eagle.
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Domitian RIC-623b36 viewsĆ As, 10.13g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 623b (C2). BMC 434.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; S C in exergue; Domitian stg. l., sacrificing over altar; to l., flute player and lyre player stg. r.; in background, temple, wreath in pediment
Acquired from Künker, January 2019. Ex Heinrich Pilartz Münzhandlung.

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

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

Struck on a large flan in fine style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/05/19 at 12:43Jay GT4: Amazing coin. Congrats David! Love the reverse a...
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Troas, Alexandreia, Bellinger 118 cf.4 viewsAlexandreia, 241-228 BC
AE 16, 3.14g, 16.42mm, 180°
struck probably under Seleukos II (265-226 BC)
obv. Laureate head of Apollo l.
rev. ALEZA
Horse grazing l.
in ex. thunderbolt
ref. cf. Bellinger A118; SNG Copenhagen 81
About VF, sand patina

The coin alludes to the 1st founder myth of Alexandreia. The thunderbolt could be a hint that Zeus has played a role.
1 commentsJochen02/05/19 at 11:25shanxi: nice example
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Domitian RIC-623b36 viewsĆ As, 10.13g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 623b (C2). BMC 434.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; S C in exergue; Domitian stg. l., sacrificing over altar; to l., flute player and lyre player stg. r.; in background, temple, wreath in pediment
Acquired from Künker, January 2019. Ex Heinrich Pilartz Münzhandlung.

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

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

Struck on a large flan in fine style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/05/19 at 11:23quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Domitian RIC-623b36 viewsĆ As, 10.13g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 623b (C2). BMC 434.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; S C in exergue; Domitian stg. l., sacrificing over altar; to l., flute player and lyre player stg. r.; in background, temple, wreath in pediment
Acquired from Künker, January 2019. Ex Heinrich Pilartz Münzhandlung.

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

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

Struck on a large flan in fine style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/05/19 at 11:16shanxi: wonderful coin
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Tranquillina (241 - 244 A.D.)47 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding double cornuacopiae; in left field, L E.  year 5 (241/2 A.D.)
12.5g
24mm
Milne 3420 Emmett 3449
8 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:12Robin Ayers: fantastic photo and great coin, you have been a v...
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Lucilla (164 - 182 A.D.)77 viewsAR Denarius
O: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped Bust Right.
R: VOTA / PVBLI / CA, Legend in three lines within wreathm dot in middle.
Rome
3.48g
RIC III 791 RSC 98
7 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:11Robin Ayers: yes please! fantastic addition!
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Lucilla (164 - 182 A.D.)87 viewsAR Denarius
O: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right.
R: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left holding torch with both hands.
Rome
17.5mm
3.4g
RIC 762 RSC 14

Scarce
8 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:10Robin Ayers: beautiful all around! love this one
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Lucilla (162 - 182 A.D.)143 viewsAR Denarius
O: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right.
R: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
Rome Mint
19mm
3.27g
RIC III 760.

Ex. Cabinet Numismatique, Genčve.

Rare
7 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:10Robin Ayers: cherubic! love the portrait
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Crispina (178 - 182 A.D.)75 viewsAR Denarius
O: CRISPINA AVG, draped bust right.
R: CONCORDIA, clasped hands.
2.7g
18mm
RIC 279 (Commodus); BMCRE 29 (Commodus); RSC 9
3 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:09Robin Ayers: nice additon- one of my favorite reverses for her
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Crispina (178 - 182 A.D.)83 viewsAR Denarius
O: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
R: DIS GENITABILIS, lighted altar.
Rome
17.5mm
3.15g
RSC 16

Apparently commemorating an altar dedicated by the empress in hope of or thanks for a blessing of fecundity from the dii genitales.
6 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:09Robin Ayers: love it! I need to lure her home with me!
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Plautilla (202 - 205 A.D.)57 viewsAR Denarius
O: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, Draped bust right, hair in bun behind.
R: HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing, holding palm branch and cornucopia.
Laodicea Mint
3.3g
18mm
RIC IV 371 (Caracalla) RSC 14

Scarce
5 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:08Robin Ayers: red rover, red rover, send Pautilla right over! :...
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Julia Domna (193 - 217 A.D.)45 viewsAR Denarius
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
R: CONCO-RDIA, Concordia seated left, patera in extended right, cornucopia in left.
Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, 196 - 202 A.D.
2.8g
19mm
RIC IV 637, Cohen 21
3 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:06Robin Ayers: love this portrait and great patina
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FAUSTINA Sr. (138 - 141 AD)250 viewsAR Denarius

Lifetime Issue

O: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
R: IVNONI REGINAE, Peacock seated on throne and scepter behind.
Rome
18mm
3.5g
RIC-340, RSC-221 BMC (Antoninus Pius) 145 (same reverse die)

Ex Robert Kutcher Collection (Triton X, 8 January 2007), lot 1606 (part of)

Ex.Hixenbaugh Ancient Art Ltd

Published on Wildwinds!

Thank you Curtis Clay for the following info!

It's in Cohen 221, citing Paris, and hence in RIC 340, citing Cohen.
BM 145 has one from the Bank of England Coll., pl. 4.7, same rev. die as yours.
Strack 221 cites specimens in BM, Paris, and Vienna, plus one with portrait left, in Berlin, ill. pl. VI.
None in Reka Devnia hoard, an indication of rarity.
14 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:05Robin Ayers: beautiful coin!
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Faustina Jr. (146 - 175 A.D.)90 viewsAR Denarius
O: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, hair in bun at back of head.
R:  AVGVSTI PII. FIL, Venus standing left, holding Victory and resting left hand on shield set on helmet.
Rome
18mm
3.3g
RIC (A. Pius) 93, 495a. Cohen 15.
6 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:04Robin Ayers: beautiful portrait
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Aquilia Severa (220, & 221 - 222 A.D.)31 viewsAR Denarius
O: IVLIA AQUILIA SEVERA AVG, Draped bust right.
R: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing facing, head left, holding double cornucopia and sacrificing with patera over altar to left; star to right.
Rome Mint
19mm
3.02g
RIC IV(part 2), pg 47, #226 (Elagabalus)

Scarcer with "Star in Right Field".
1 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:04Robin Ayers: nice example of this scarce empress! much nicer th...
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MOESIA. Kallatis (3rd - 2nd Centuries B.C.)107 viewsAR Drachm
O: Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin head-dress.
R: KAΛΛATIA. Stalk of grain and club above; bow in case with quiver below.
4.62 grams.
20 mm
SNG Cop. 176. SNG BM 202.
8 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:03Robin Ayers: great example!
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Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, (350 - 300 B.C.)80 viewsĆ Dichalkon
O: Horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys.
R: “KR-AN/NO”, hydria (water carrying vessel) mounted on cart.
Krannon mint
4.605
17.4
Rogers Thessaly 197, SNG Cop 43, SGCV I 2073

It was customary in time of drought to take a sacred chariot with Hydria in procession through the City to supplicate Apollo for rain, and if a crow settled on the wheels, that was the sign that Apollo would grant the prayers of the faithful. -- Rev. Edgar Rogers in The Copper Coinage of Thessaly
5 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:02Robin Ayers: nice addition!
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Histiaia, Euboia (340 - 330 B.C.)144 viewsSilver Tetrobol
O: Head of nymph Histiaia right wearing an earring, hair bound in sakkos (sphendone) wreathed with vine
R: Nymph seated upon a stern of galley holding a mast with cross-piece (trophy stand), grapes on vine to left; wing on prow; IΣTIAI-EΩN
14mm
2.4g
BMC Central Greece p.127, 24-25; Sear 2495

Slightly overstruck. Die break on nose.

This type, from which the huge Histiaian issues of the following century are copied, commemorated the expulsion, with Athenian help, of the pro-Macedonian tyrant Philistides in 340 B.C
5 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:02Robin Ayers: love the reverse, I need to add this to my want li...
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BITHYNIA. Kalchedon (340 - 320 B.C)17 viewsAR Siglos
O: KAΛX Bull standing left on ear of corn.
R: Mill-sail incuse
5.35g
19mm
SNG BM 112
1 commentsMat02/05/19 at 06:01Robin Ayers: beautiful coin
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L. SCRIBONIUS LIBO - Denarius, Crawford 416/14 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 62 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: LIBO BON.EVENT; Head of Bopnus eventus r.

Reverse: PVTEAL. Above well head (puteal). Well head is decorated with lyres, festoon and hammer. SCRIBO in exergue.

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.86 gm.
Reference: Crawford 416/1
Provenance: Tom McKenna, Private Purchase, 6-Jan-1978

Comments:
This was my first ancient coin purchase. I purchased this coin for $65 along with the Seaby RSC Vol. 1 reference at Tom McKenna’s home in January of 1978. I still own and cherish both. Nicely toned VF.
1 commentsSteve B502/05/19 at 05:21Carausius: Lovely first coin. I acquired my first ancient co...
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Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 97 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
8 commentsJay GT402/05/19 at 03:31Robin Ayers: that is one fantastic octopus!
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Sicily, Syracuse76 viewsΣVRA
Head of Arethusa right

Octopus; 3 Pellets around

0.21g

466-405 BC
Second Democracy

Very rare denomination AR tetronkion
Unlisted?

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT402/05/19 at 03:30Robin Ayers: beautfiul! I absolutely love this reverse- its goi...
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0566, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, S/C//--, Caduceus, two crossed cornucopiae, #127 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0566, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, S/C//--, Caduceus, two crossed cornucopiae, #1
avers: M COMMOD ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT PP, Laureate head right.
reverse: TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, Caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae, S-C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 26,5-28,0 mm, weight: 17,12 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 190 A.D., ref: RIC III 566, C-722, BMCRE 655, Sear 5807var.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/05/19 at 03:23Robin Ayers: I really like this reverse type!
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0566, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, S/C//--, Caduceus, two crossed cornucopiae, #127 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0566, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, S/C//--, Caduceus, two crossed cornucopiae, #1
avers: M COMMOD ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT PP, Laureate head right.
reverse: TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, Caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae, S-C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 26,5-28,0 mm, weight: 17,12 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 190 A.D., ref: RIC III 566, C-722, BMCRE 655, Sear 5807var.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/05/19 at 00:55Jay GT4: Nice Q
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Alexander of Macedon - Tetradrachm of Amphipolis3 viewsDenomination: Tetradrachm
Era: After 323 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Hercules in Lion Scalp

Reverse: Jupiter seated l. holding staff in l. eagle in r. ΑΛΕΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ along r. paralell with staff. Torch mintmark of amphipolis

Mint: Amphipolis
Weight: 3.87 gm.
Reference: Muller 81 var.
Provenance: NFA Summer Mail Bid Sale, June 27, 1986, lot 202; Ex Superior Stamp and Coin Co., Inc. Dr Walter Lee Crouch Collection, June 13-16, 1977, lot 2577

Remarkable obverse style. GVF.
1 commentsSteve B502/04/19 at 22:19Jay GT4: Oh man! That's nice!
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Prawn Series, AR Denarius - Crawford 156/13 viewsRome. The Republic.
Anonymous Prawn Series, 179-169 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.87g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma facing right; behind, X.

Reverse: Luna in biga galloping right; prawn below horses; in exergue, ROMA in linear frame.

References: Crawford 156/1; Sydenham 343; BMCRR 585.

Provenance: Ex Frederick S. Knobloch Collection [Stack's, 3-4 May 1978, Lot 97].
1 commentsCarausius02/04/19 at 18:00Jay GT4: Beautiful
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Thebai, Thessaly3 views302-286 BC
AE 19 (19mm, 5.53g)
O: Wreathed and veiled head of Demeter left, within dotted border.
R: Bridled horse prancing right; ΘHBAIΩN above, X below.
Rogers 552; BCD Thessaly II, 762.1-2; SNG Munchen 185
From the BCD collection; ex Aegean Numismatics

1 commentsEnodia02/04/19 at 17:59Jay GT4: Lovely patina
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Marcius, AR Denarius - Crawford 245/15 viewsRome, The Republic.
M. Marcius, 134 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.95g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma facing right; modius behind; * below chin.

Reverse: Victory in biga galloping right; two wheat ears and M-MAR-C below; RO-MA in exergue.

References: Crawford 245/1; Sydenham 500; BMCRR 1008-13; Marcia 8.

One of the moneyer’s ancestors was an aedile in charge grain distribution to the Roman people, and the modius and wheat ears refer to this family connection.
1 commentsCarausius02/04/19 at 17:58Jay GT4: Never seen the wheat ears on the reverse like that...
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T.DEIDI - Denarius, Crawford 294/15 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 113 or 112 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R; Behind, Roma monogram downward; Below, voided X mark of value; Border of dots

Reverse: Battle between gladiator armed with whip and gladiator armed with stave; in exergue, T.DEIDI; border of dots

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.87 gm.
Reference: RRC 294/1
Provenance: Aureo & Calico Alba Longa sale, November 7, 2018, Lot 326

The moneyer is believed to be T. Didius who later became consul in 98 BC. Moderate dark toning, well centered and about EF.
2 commentsSteve B502/04/19 at 17:56Marsman: Beautiful
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Julia Domna, Cappadocia72 viewsCaesarea, Cappadocia
AR Drachm; 2.98g

IOULIA-DOMNA CE
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and tucked at back of head in weaved bun pattern

MHTPOPO-KAICAPIAC
Aphrodite standing right, apple in left hand, drawing robe over right shoulder with right hand
ET | E across fields (Dated year 5)

Sydenham 440; Sear GIC 2446; SNG von Aulock 6472
wildwinds example (this coin)
3 commentsarizonarobin02/04/19 at 07:10Nicholas Z: Lovely coin, ArizonaRobin. The whole collection i...
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2637, RIC V-I 276, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, -/-//S, Sol standing facing, head left, #148 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2637, RIC V-I 276, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, -/-//S, Sol standing facing, head left, #1
avers: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: ORIE NS AVG, Sol standing facing, head left, with right hand raised and holding the globe in left hand, at feet to left, a bound and seated captive in oriental dress. (Sol 2c)
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 23,0-24,0mm, weight: 3,37g, axes: 11h,
mint: Serdica, iss-5, phase-2, off-2, date:274 A.D., ref: T-2637 (Estiot), RIC V-I 276,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/04/19 at 05:02Robin Ayers: wow! what a beautiful example- fantastic!
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040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 1756 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AE-Sestertius, PIETAS, Pietas standing, head right, #137 views040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 1756 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AE-Sestertius, PIETAS, Pietas standing, head right, #1
Wife of Lucius Verus.
avers: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right, hair in a bun.
reverse: PIETAS, Pietas standing, head right, holding patera, altar before, S-C across the field.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 29,0-30,5mm, weight: 20,48g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 161-62 A.D., ref: RIC III 1756 (Marc.Aur.), C-54, BMC 1161
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/04/19 at 05:01Robin Ayers: Lovely!
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Struck A.D.255 - 256 under Gallienus. DIVUS VALERIAN II CAESAR. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Lugdunum13 viewsObverse: DIVO VALERIANO CAES. Radiate and draped bust of Valerian II facing right.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO. Valerian II being borne to heaven seated on the back of an eagle flying right.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 2.4gms | Die Axis: 2
RIC V i : 9
3 comments*Alex02/04/19 at 04:59Robin Ayers: I love this reverse, great example!
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Ohrmazd (Hormizd) IV (579-590 A.D.)12 viewsAR Drachm
O: Facing bust, head right, wearing crown with tassel to left and surmounted by crescent with vertical lines; single-dotted border, crescent with star at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock.
R: Fire altar with two attendants, wearing tall headgear, inside single-dotted border; no marks outside border.
GW (Gurgan) mint, dated regnal year 9 = 587/8 CE.
32mm
4.1g
Göbl, Sasanian Numismatics, Hormizd IV, crown type I, reverse type 1
4 commentsMat02/04/19 at 04:57Robin Ayers: wonderful, love the reverse!
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Thebai, Thessaly10 views302-286 BC
AE 19 (19 mm, 5.53g)
O: Wreathed and veiled head of Demeter left, within dotted border.
R: Bridled horse prancing right; ΘHBAIΩN above, X below.
Rogers 552; BCD Thessaly II, 762.1-2; SNG Munchen 185
From the BCD collection; ex Aegean Numismatics
3 commentsEnodia02/04/19 at 04:54Robin Ayers: Really lovely and beautiful Patina
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EB0799 Constans / FEL TEMP4 viewsConstans, Cyzicus, AE Centenionalis, 337-350 AD.
Obverse: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Reverse: FEL TEMP REP-ARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, walking right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Mintmark SMKB.
References: RIC VIII 73.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.118g.
1 commentsEB02/04/19 at 04:01Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Ohrmazd (Hormizd) IV (579-590 A.D.)12 viewsAR Drachm
O: Facing bust, head right, wearing crown with tassel to left and surmounted by crescent with vertical lines; single-dotted border, crescent with star at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock.
R: Fire altar with two attendants, wearing tall headgear, inside single-dotted border; no marks outside border.
GW (Gurgan) mint, dated regnal year 9 = 587/8 CE.
32mm
4.1g
Göbl, Sasanian Numismatics, Hormizd IV, crown type I, reverse type 1
4 commentsMat02/04/19 at 04:01Randygeki(h2): Great upgrade
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3259 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm 117-18 AD Tyche8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3259.18; Prieur 759; SNG BN 1405-6; SNG Levante –;

Issue First group

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r.; fillet border

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕωС (around) ΤΑΡ/СΕωΝ (in field l.)
Tyche of the City, turreted and veiled, seated, l., on diphros, holding palm and cornucopia; at her feet, river-god Kydnos, crowned with sedge, swimming, right

10.26 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Garth Drewry Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 69, 8 June 2005), lot 1137
2 commentsokidoki02/03/19 at 19:45Jay GT4: Artistic reverse!
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3259 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm 117-18 AD Tyche8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3259.18; Prieur 759; SNG BN 1405-6; SNG Levante –;

Issue First group

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r.; fillet border

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕωС (around) ΤΑΡ/СΕωΝ (in field l.)
Tyche of the City, turreted and veiled, seated, l., on diphros, holding palm and cornucopia; at her feet, river-god Kydnos, crowned with sedge, swimming, right

10.26 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Garth Drewry Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 69, 8 June 2005), lot 1137
2 commentsokidoki02/03/19 at 19:22Mat: What a beauty
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Severina (274 - 275 A.D.)30 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: OYΛΠ CEYHΡINA CEB, draped bust right wearing stephane.
R: ETOVC S, eagle standing right, wreath in its beak. Year 6=274/5 AD
21mm
7g
Dattari 5506, Geissen 3103, Emmett 3966
3 commentsMat02/03/19 at 17:58okidoki: Hi Mat, very nice tet
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Struck A.D.361 - 363. JULIAN II as Augustus. AE3 of Siscia12 viewsObverse: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust of bearded Julian facing left, holding spear and shield.
Reverse: VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within laurel-wreath; in exergue, ASIS .
RIC VIII : 422
2 comments*Alex02/03/19 at 17:15*Alex: It is a strange colour, I've not seen a patina...
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LINCOLN mint - short cross type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer PVLFPINE (= Wulfwine)4 viewsObverse: ✠ CNV• •T RC•X•
Reverse: ✠ PVL•FPINE ON LII
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 1,14 gram

Provenance:
•Ex CNG auction 433, lot 674, 28 November 2018
1 commentsRomaVictor02/03/19 at 16:46Callimachus: Nice coin. Also: You have a nice collection of Cnu...
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Struck A.D.361 - 363. JULIAN II as Augustus. AE3 of Siscia12 viewsObverse: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust of bearded Julian facing left, holding spear and shield.
Reverse: VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within laurel-wreath; in exergue, ASIS .
RIC VIII : 422
2 comments*Alex02/03/19 at 13:49quadrans: Interesting redisch patina...
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COLCHESTER mint - quatrefoil type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer BRUNMAN (= Brūnman)4 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX ANGLʘ:
Reverse: ✠ BRVNMAN ʘ CʘL·
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 0,87 gram

Provenance:
•Purchased from Mike Vosper, April 2018
•Ex private British collection, Colchester
1 commentsRomaVictor02/03/19 at 12:34quadrans: Great coin , and details, all coin are great in ...
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Probus9 viewsDetail of Bust B10 var. 11 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/03/19 at 10:41quadrans: Nice bust !!!
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1987A ANDRONICUS AE TETARTERON S-1987 DOC 6 CLBC 5.4.2 6 views

OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger.

Size 21.96 mm

Weight 5.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 2.54 gm to 4.91 gm with sizes from 20mm to 23mm

One of my first tetartera, still a favorite.
1 commentsSimon02/03/19 at 08:09quadrans: Nice piece..
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Hadrian, sestertius6 viewsHadrian, sestertius.
Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right.
Rev. FELICITATI AVG, SC across field, COS III P P in exergue, galley sailing left, composed of five rowers and hortator (steersman) in stern cabin.
25,05 g.
RIC II 719.
1 commentsMarsman02/03/19 at 08:08quadrans: Nice one
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Domitian AR Denarius26 viewsDomitian AR Denarius Rome mint struck 92 CE (second issue)
18.5 mm 3.25 g
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head of Domitian right
Reverse: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing facing, helmeted head left, vertical spear in right hand
RIC 738 (R2)
Purchased from Germania Inferior Numsmatics on Vcoins February 1, 2019
4 commentsorfew02/02/19 at 21:49FlaviusDomitianus: Nice find, congrats.
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Domitian AR Denarius26 viewsDomitian AR Denarius Rome mint struck 92 CE (second issue)
18.5 mm 3.25 g
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head of Domitian right
Reverse: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing facing, helmeted head left, vertical spear in right hand
RIC 738 (R2)
Purchased from Germania Inferior Numsmatics on Vcoins February 1, 2019
4 commentsorfew02/02/19 at 18:56quadrans: Nice piece..
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Pantikapaion, Thrace21 views304-250 BC
AE 20 (20mm, 5.81g)
O: Head of Pan left, wreathed in ivy.
R: Bow and arrow, ΠAN below.
MacDonald 116.1; SNG Poland II; NM Warsaw 178-79
ex Forvm Auctions (Bartosz Awianowicz)

3 commentsEnodia02/02/19 at 17:50okidoki: very nice
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Struck A.D.255 - 256 under Gallienus. DIVUS VALERIAN II CAESAR. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Lugdunum13 viewsObverse: DIVO VALERIANO CAES. Radiate and draped bust of Valerian II facing right.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO. Valerian II being borne to heaven seated on the back of an eagle flying right.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 2.4gms | Die Axis: 2
RIC V i : 9
3 comments*Alex02/02/19 at 17:31okidoki: excellent
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Domitian AR Denarius26 viewsDomitian AR Denarius Rome mint struck 92 CE (second issue)
18.5 mm 3.25 g
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head of Domitian right
Reverse: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing facing, helmeted head left, vertical spear in right hand
RIC 738 (R2)
Purchased from Germania Inferior Numsmatics on Vcoins February 1, 2019
4 commentsorfew02/02/19 at 17:22okidoki: haha glad Andrew does not collect Hadrian
Valerian_2_Consecratio_eagle.JPG
Struck A.D.255 - 256 under Gallienus. DIVUS VALERIAN II CAESAR. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Lugdunum13 viewsObverse: DIVO VALERIANO CAES. Radiate and draped bust of Valerian II facing right.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO. Valerian II being borne to heaven seated on the back of an eagle flying right.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 2.4gms | Die Axis: 2
RIC V i : 9
3 comments*Alex02/02/19 at 16:16quadrans: Nice piece..
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Pantikapaion, Thrace21 views304-250 BC
AE 20 (20mm, 5.81g)
O: Head of Pan left, wreathed in ivy.
R: Bow and arrow, ΠAN below.
MacDonald 116.1; SNG Poland II; NM Warsaw 178-79
ex Forvm Auctions (Bartosz Awianowicz)

3 commentsEnodia02/02/19 at 13:30Jay GT4: Good one!
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Thebai, Thessaly10 views302-286 BC
AE 19 (19 mm, 5.53g)
O: Wreathed and veiled head of Demeter left, within dotted border.
R: Bridled horse prancing right; ΘHBAIΩN above, X below.
Rogers 552; BCD Thessaly II, 762.1-2; SNG Munchen 185
From the BCD collection; ex Aegean Numismatics
3 commentsEnodia02/02/19 at 13:29Jay GT4: Nice patina and provenance
2dWMKAj95wpXR8fDeG6746WqD2b3n4A.jpg
Thebai, Thessaly10 views302-286 BC
AE 19 (19 mm, 5.53g)
O: Wreathed and veiled head of Demeter left, within dotted border.
R: Bridled horse prancing right; ΘHBAIΩN above, X below.
Rogers 552; BCD Thessaly II, 762.1-2; SNG Munchen 185
From the BCD collection; ex Aegean Numismatics
3 commentsEnodia02/02/19 at 10:00quadrans: Nice one
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Ohrmazd (Hormizd) IV (579-590 A.D.)12 viewsAR Drachm
O: Facing bust, head right, wearing crown with tassel to left and surmounted by crescent with vertical lines; single-dotted border, crescent with star at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock.
R: Fire altar with two attendants, wearing tall headgear, inside single-dotted border; no marks outside border.
GW (Gurgan) mint, dated regnal year 9 = 587/8 CE.
32mm
4.1g
Göbl, Sasanian Numismatics, Hormizd IV, crown type I, reverse type 1
4 commentsMat02/02/19 at 09:59quadrans: Nice piece..
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RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius43 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/02/19 at 09:58quadrans: Nice piece..
horiv.jpg
Ohrmazd (Hormizd) IV (579-590 A.D.)12 viewsAR Drachm
O: Facing bust, head right, wearing crown with tassel to left and surmounted by crescent with vertical lines; single-dotted border, crescent with star at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock.
R: Fire altar with two attendants, wearing tall headgear, inside single-dotted border; no marks outside border.
GW (Gurgan) mint, dated regnal year 9 = 587/8 CE.
32mm
4.1g
Göbl, Sasanian Numismatics, Hormizd IV, crown type I, reverse type 1
4 commentsMat02/02/19 at 02:24Jay GT4: I like the reverse Mat
20_05_1_1_-a1_16_-17_,_Anonymous_III__(Géza_II_,_King_of_Hungary,_(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-145,_CNH_I_-125,_U-068,_Q-001,_1h,_11,3mm,_0,24g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.05.1.1./a1.16./17., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-145, CNH I.-125, U-068, #0129 viewsCÁC II. 20.05.1.1./a1.16./17., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-145, CNH I.-125, U-068, #01
avers: Cross in a pattern of wedges and lines; border of dots.
reverse: Kufic ornaments; two crosses leaning on each other, line between the crosses with curving edges, crossed by two lines; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,3 mm, weight: 0,24 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-145, CNH I.-125, Unger-068,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.05.1.1./a1.16./17.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/02/19 at 01:29Stkp: also a very nice coin
19_05_1_1_-00_01_-01_,_Anonymous_II__(István_III_,_(Stephen_III_),_King_of_Hungary,_(1162-1172_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-113,_CNH_I_-123,_U-083,_Q-001,_3h,_12,5mm,_15g-s~0.jpg
CÁC II. 19.05.1.1./00.01./01., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083, #0130 viewsCÁC II. 19.05.1.1./00.01./01., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083, #01
avers: Crescent and S on each side of the line, cross on crescent both side, the border of dots.
reverse: Three dots on the line between two double arches, top towards the center, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5mm, weight: 0,15g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-113, CNH I.-123, Unger-083,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.05.1.1./00.01./01.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/02/19 at 01:29Stkp: also nice
19_05_1_1_-a1_38_-39_,_Anonymous_II__(István_III_,_(Stephen_III_),_King_of_Hungary,_(1162-1172_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-113,_CNH_I_-123,_U-083,_Q-001,_0h,_13mm,_0,21g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 19.05.1.1./a1.38./39., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083, #0131 viewsCÁC II. 19.05.1.1./a1.38./39., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083, #01
avers: Crescent and S on each side of the line, cross on crescent both side, a border of dots.
reverse: Three dots on the line between two double arches, top towards the center, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13mm, weight: 0,21 g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-113, CNH I.-123, Unger-083,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.05.1.1./a1.38./39.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/02/19 at 01:28Stkp: nice one
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Domitian AR Denarius26 viewsDomitian AR Denarius Rome mint struck 92 CE (second issue)
18.5 mm 3.25 g
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head of Domitian right
Reverse: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing facing, helmeted head left, vertical spear in right hand
RIC 738 (R2)
Purchased from Germania Inferior Numsmatics on Vcoins February 1, 2019
4 commentsorfew02/02/19 at 00:23Jay GT4: Leave some for the rest of us!
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RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius43 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/01/19 at 21:25okidoki: Congrats Jay
VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius43 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/01/19 at 19:50FlaviusDomitianus: Great find, congrats!
VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius43 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/01/19 at 19:36Enodia: Nice find!
VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius43 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/01/19 at 19:32Nemonater: Cool!
VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius43 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/01/19 at 18:45orfew: Nice catch Jay
VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius43 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/01/19 at 18:05shanxi: Congratulations
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Struck A.D.275 - 276. TACITUS. Silvered AE ANTONINIANUS of Serdica3 viewsObverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right.
Reverse: PROVIDEN DEOR. Fides and Sol standing facing one another, Fides holding two standards and Sol, his right hand raised, holding a globe in his left; in field between figures, star; in exergue, KA•B.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 4.7gms | Die Axis: 1
RIC V i : 195
1 comments*Alex02/01/19 at 17:23Jay GT4: Fantastic Alex!
BCC_G5_Galley_Gem_Composite.jpg
BCC G514 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio 1st-2nd century CE
Intricately detailed War Galley
to left, including three helmeted
soldiers w/ shields, two vexilla,
commander (Mars?) standing at
prow, and rows of oars.
Transparent red/orange Carnelian
or Garnet? Profile:F2/F3v.
Truncated cone, horizontal oval,
flat bottom and slightly convex top.
10.25 x 8.5 x 2.75mm 0.45gm.
Extremely rare type, previously
unpublished from Caesarea.
Surface find, 1972
(Click for larger pic)
2 commentsv-drome02/01/19 at 15:29quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
GRK_Persis_Pakor_I_Sear_5946.jpg
Kings Of Persis. Pakor I (early to mid first century A.D.)9 viewsSear GI 5946; Klose & Müseler 4/29; Tyler-Smith 178 (Pakor II); Alram 597-598 (Pakor II); Sunrise 608-610; BMC Arabia pg. 229, 3

AR Hemidrachm, Persepolis (Fars Province, Iran) mint; .52 g., 10.21 mm. max., 90°

Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem.

Rev: Triskeles with Aramaic inscription around.
2 commentsStkp02/01/19 at 15:29quadrans: Nice one
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON SBCV-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 19 viewsOBV Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.30 mm

Weight 2.4gm

This example is beautiful . I would grade aEF Manuel's nose is rubbed away but patina is consistant , rarity 1/5 Common coin , uncommon condition.

3 commentsSimon02/01/19 at 15:28quadrans: Great coin , and details,
Lucilla,_RIC_III_(M_Aur)_1756,_AE-Sest,_LVCILLAE_AVG_ANTONINI_AVG_F,_PIETAS,_S-C,_C-54,_BMC_1161,_Rome,_161-62_AD,_Q-001,_1h,_29-30,5mm,_20,48g-s.jpg
040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 1756 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AE-Sestertius, PIETAS, Pietas standing, head right, #137 views040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 1756 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AE-Sestertius, PIETAS, Pietas standing, head right, #1
Wife of Lucius Verus.
avers: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right, hair in a bun.
reverse: PIETAS, Pietas standing, head right, holding patera, altar before, S-C across the field.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 29,0-30,5mm, weight: 20,48g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 161-62 A.D., ref: RIC III 1756 (Marc.Aur.), C-54, BMC 1161
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/01/19 at 15:26shanxi: nice example
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON SBCV-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 19 viewsOBV Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.30 mm

Weight 2.4gm

This example is beautiful . I would grade aEF Manuel's nose is rubbed away but patina is consistant , rarity 1/5 Common coin , uncommon condition.

3 commentsSimon02/01/19 at 15:11*Alex: Superb. Fantastic patina too.
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON SBCV-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 19 viewsOBV Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.30 mm

Weight 2.4gm

This example is beautiful . I would grade aEF Manuel's nose is rubbed away but patina is consistant , rarity 1/5 Common coin , uncommon condition.

3 commentsSimon02/01/19 at 14:57shanxi: very nice example
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Pantikapaion, Thrace21 views304-250 BC
AE 20 (20mm, 5.81g)
O: Head of Pan left, wreathed in ivy.
R: Bow and arrow, ΠAN below.
MacDonald 116.1; SNG Poland II; NM Warsaw 178-79
ex Forvm Auctions (Bartosz Awianowicz)

3 commentsEnodia02/01/19 at 14:18Stkp: nice
BCC_G5_Galley_Gem_Composite.jpg
BCC G514 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio 1st-2nd century CE
Intricately detailed War Galley
to left, including three helmeted
soldiers w/ shields, two vexilla,
commander (Mars?) standing at
prow, and rows of oars.
Transparent red/orange Carnelian
or Garnet? Profile:F2/F3v.
Truncated cone, horizontal oval,
flat bottom and slightly convex top.
10.25 x 8.5 x 2.75mm 0.45gm.
Extremely rare type, previously
unpublished from Caesarea.
Surface find, 1972
(Click for larger pic)
2 commentsv-drome02/01/19 at 13:40Jay GT4: Simply amazing
GRK_Persis_Pakor_I_Sear_5946.jpg
Kings Of Persis. Pakor I (early to mid first century A.D.)9 viewsSear GI 5946; Klose & Müseler 4/29; Tyler-Smith 178 (Pakor II); Alram 597-598 (Pakor II); Sunrise 608-610; BMC Arabia pg. 229, 3

AR Hemidrachm, Persepolis (Fars Province, Iran) mint; .52 g., 10.21 mm. max., 90°

Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem.

Rev: Triskeles with Aramaic inscription around.
2 commentsStkp02/01/19 at 06:53shanxi: interesting
Domitian_RIC_427.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius37 viewsAR Denarius (19mm, 3.30g, 6h). Rome mint, struck 86 (First Issue).
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, head laureate right; IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P, Aventine Minerva replica (ἀπεικόνισμα) standing right on processional litter (ferculum), with spear and shield, owl to right (M2).
RIC 427 (R), BMC p. 318 note , RSC 74.
Purchased from James Hazelton
1 commentsorfew02/01/19 at 04:33Jay GT4: Love this portrait type
Domitian_RIC_661.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius33 viewsAR Denarius (19mm, 2.88g, 5h). Rome mint, struck c. Sept 16, 88 - c. Sept 15, 89 (Second Issue).
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, head laureate right; IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Capitoline Minerva cult statue standing left, with spear (M4).
RIC 661 (R), BMC 150, RSC 244.
Purchase from James Hazelton
1 commentsorfew02/01/19 at 04:32Jay GT4: You've been busy buying up Domitian's!
20_20_1_1_-g1_01_-38_,_Anonymous_III__(Géza_II_,_King_of_Hungary,_(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-180,_CNH_I_-160,_U-067,_Q-001,_h,_11,5mm,_g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.20.1.1./g1.01./38., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-180, CNH I.-160, U-067, #0132 viewsCÁC II. 20.20.1.1./g1.01./38., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-180, CNH I.-160, U-067, #01
avers: Three lines with crosses at the ends and four crosses, two dots on each side; border of dots.
reverse: Cross with circles at the ends, dots in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5mm, weight: 0,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-180, CNH I.-160, Unger-067,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.20.1.1./g1.01./38.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/31/19 at 23:10Stkp: beautiful coin
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Henry VIII (1509-1547 A.D.)31 viewsAR Groat
Third Coinage
O:  D. G. AnG. FRA. Z hIB. RЄX, , crowned bearded bust half right, rose after rex. , Laker bust A.
R:  C[IVI] TAS BRIS TOLIЄ, royal coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée; lis in forks; pellet below third quarter of shield; rose after TAS, lis before BRIS; pellet on inner border.
Bristol mint; im: -/WS “monogram of William Sharrington” Struck circa 1546-1547.
2.45g
26mm
North 1846; SCBC 2372
4 commentsMat01/31/19 at 15:58Nicholas Z: Very nice.
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Edward IV (1461-1470 A.D.)20 viewsAR Groat
Light Coinage
O: ЄDWΛRD’ DI · GRΛ’ RЄX · ΛnGL’ · Z FRΛnC (saltire stops), crowned facing bust, with trefoil on breast and quatrefoil to left and right of neck; all within tressure of arches, with lis in spandrels.
R: POSVI DЄVm · Λ DIVTOR Є’ · mЄVm/ CIVI TΛS LOn DOn (saltire stops), long cross pattée, with three pellets in each quarter.
im: Crown
London mint, Struck 1466-1467.
3.03g
25mm
North 1568; SCBC 2000
2 commentsMat01/31/19 at 15:56Nicholas Z: This is a fantastic example. I think it is nice ...
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Tranquillina (241 - 244 A.D.)47 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding double cornuacopiae; in left field, L E.  year 5 (241/2 A.D.)
12.5g
24mm
Milne 3420 Emmett 3449
8 commentsMat01/31/19 at 15:53Nicholas Z: Nothing short of excellent.
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Roman Empire, Galeria Valeria 308-311, Follis6 views7.74g, 24mm
Diademed bust of Galeria right "GAL VALERIA AVG"
Venus standing left, lifting dress and holding apple. "VENERI VICTRICI" "OB" to right, "ANT" in exergue
RIC VI 115
Antioch mint
1 commentsAntonivs Protti01/31/19 at 13:07shanxi: nice contrasts
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T.DEIDI - Denarius, Crawford 294/15 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 113 or 112 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R; Behind, Roma monogram downward; Below, voided X mark of value; Border of dots

Reverse: Battle between gladiator armed with whip and gladiator armed with stave; in exergue, T.DEIDI; border of dots

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.87 gm.
Reference: RRC 294/1
Provenance: Aureo & Calico Alba Longa sale, November 7, 2018, Lot 326

The moneyer is believed to be T. Didius who later became consul in 98 BC. Moderate dark toning, well centered and about EF.
2 commentsSteve B501/30/19 at 23:01Jay GT4: Great detail. Love the shields
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Bruttium, Kroton (Circa 530-500 BC)10 viewsAR Nomos

28 mm, 7.82 g

Obverse: Tripod, legs surmounted by wreaths and terminating in lion's feet, two serpents rising from the bowl, set on basis of three lines, the center dotted, koppa-P-O (KRO - short for Kroton) to left

Reverse: Incuse tripod as obverse, but wreaths and serpents in outline.

HN Italy 2075; SNG ANS 231; Bement 272.

The importance of the Delphic oracle to the founding of Kroton was celebrated on its coinage from the earliest days. Despite later myths ascribing the founding of Kroton to Herakles, the city's historical oikist is recorded as Myskellos of Rhypai who, on consulting the Delphic oracle about his lack of children was given the response that Apollo would grant children, but that first Myskellos should found the city of Kroton 'among fair fields'. After being given directions on how to locate the site, Myskellos travelled to southern Italy to explore the land that he had been assigned, but seeing the territory of the Sybarites and thinking it superior, he returned once more to the oracle to ask whether he would be allowed to change. The answer came back that he should accept the gifts that the god gave him. A further element of the story is that Myskellos was accompanied on his expedition by Archias of Corinth; the Delphic oracle gave the pair the choice between health and wealth. Archias elected wealth, and was assigned the site of Syracuse, while Myskellos chose health: the favourable climate of Kroton, the eminent skill of its physicians and the prowess of its athletes later earned its citizens this reputation for good health.
1 commentsNathan P01/30/19 at 23:00Jay GT4: That's a great looking coin
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C. VALERIUS FLACCUS XVI - Denarius, RRC 228/18 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 140 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R; Behind, XVI downward. Border of dots


Reverse: Victory in biga r., Holding reins in l. hand and whip in r. hand; above FLAC; below monogram of C. VAL.C.F. Line border

Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.03 gm.
Reference: RRC 128/1
Provenance: Aureo & Calico Alba Longa sale, November 7, 2018, Lot 710; Ex. NFA XXVII, Dec 4-5, 1991, Lot 343.

Sear plate coin for this type in Roman Coins and their Values. This issue is one of the five issues listed in RRC with the mark of value XVI instead of X, signaling the re-tariffing of the denarius. Beautiful toning, well centered and Superb EF.
2 commentsSteve B501/30/19 at 20:24Optimo Principi: Lovely shimmering tone on this one.
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Philippus I Arabs6 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus.
3,74g
Obv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG, lion walking right, I in ex.
RIC 12, RSC 173.
1 commentsMarsman01/30/19 at 20:23Optimo Principi: That lion is a real joy!
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Augustus Ć As by Tiberius34 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiate head left.

SC
Eagle standing on globe, head right., wings half spread

Rome, c. AD 34-37

11.95g

Minted under Tiberius

RIC 82; Cohen 247; BMC 155

Ex-Indalo colecciones

4 commentsJay GT401/30/19 at 03:07Steve P: Sweet, sweet, sweet! (congrats)
Augustus_Eagle~0.jpg
Augustus Ć As by Tiberius34 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiate head left.

SC
Eagle standing on globe, head right., wings half spread

Rome, c. AD 34-37

11.95g

Minted under Tiberius

RIC 82; Cohen 247; BMC 155

Ex-Indalo colecciones

4 commentsJay GT401/29/19 at 23:50Mat: Nice bronze!
Augustus_Eagle~0.jpg
Augustus Ć As by Tiberius34 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiate head left.

SC
Eagle standing on globe, head right., wings half spread

Rome, c. AD 34-37

11.95g

Minted under Tiberius

RIC 82; Cohen 247; BMC 155

Ex-Indalo colecciones

4 commentsJay GT401/29/19 at 22:57orfew: Nice catch Jay
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Domitian AR Denarius2 viewsDomitian
A.D. 81
AR Denarius
(18x19) mm (3.2) g
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; laureate head right.
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, semicircular triangular frame decorated with three crescents.
RIC II Rome 32 (R)
Purchased from Victor Clark January 19,2018
1 commentsorfew01/29/19 at 22:09Jay GT4: I like them uncleaned like that
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1780 LYDIA, Stratonicaea. Hadrian 128-30 AD, zEUS11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1780; Paris 591;

Magistrate Candidus (strategos)

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΤΙСΤΗС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠ(Ο) СΤΡ ΚΑ
Zeus seated l., holding patera in extended r. hand, his l. resting on sceptre

5.02 gr
20 mm
6h

Note.
The obverse legend identifies Hadrian as the ktistes (“founder”) of the city.
1 commentsokidoki01/29/19 at 22:07Jay GT4: Nice style
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C. VALERIUS FLACCUS XVI - Denarius, RRC 228/18 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 140 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R; Behind, XVI downward. Border of dots


Reverse: Victory in biga r., Holding reins in l. hand and whip in r. hand; above FLAC; below monogram of C. VAL.C.F. Line border

Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.03 gm.
Reference: RRC 128/1
Provenance: Aureo & Calico Alba Longa sale, November 7, 2018, Lot 710; Ex. NFA XXVII, Dec 4-5, 1991, Lot 343.

Sear plate coin for this type in Roman Coins and their Values. This issue is one of the five issues listed in RRC with the mark of value XVI instead of X, signaling the re-tariffing of the denarius. Beautiful toning, well centered and Superb EF.
2 commentsSteve B501/29/19 at 22:05Jay GT4: An outstanding piece. Congrats
Interregnum_II_,_(1444-1446_AD),_H-614,_C2-153,_U-481_-,_P-174-,_AR-Obulus,_A-n_over_Crescentr,_1445-1446_AD,_Q-001,_2h,_12-12,5mm,_0,29g-s~0.jpg
035 Interregnum II., No King of Hungary (Civil War II.), (1444-1446 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-614, C2-153, U-481.?., P-174-0?, Rare!, #0138 views035 Interregnum II., No King of Hungary (Civil War II.), (1444-1446 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-614, C2-153, U-481.?., P-174-0?, Rare!, #01
avers: Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side B-crescent/n, the border of dots.
reverse: Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: B/crescent/n/--, diameter: 12,0-12,5mm, weight: 0,29g, axis: 2h,
mint: Hungary, Alsólendva, (Lendava, today Slovenia), date:1445-1446 A.D., ref: Huszár-614, CNH-2-153, Unger-481.?., Pohl-174-0?,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/29/19 at 21:53Stkp: nice
Augustus_Eagle~0.jpg
Augustus Ć As by Tiberius34 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiate head left.

SC
Eagle standing on globe, head right., wings half spread

Rome, c. AD 34-37

11.95g

Minted under Tiberius

RIC 82; Cohen 247; BMC 155

Ex-Indalo colecciones

4 commentsJay GT401/29/19 at 21:34quadrans: Nice piece..
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107 - Gallienus - RIC 628 var17 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust left (seen from the front)
Rev:– AETERNITAS AVG, She-wolf standing right, suckling twins
Minted in Antioch. Palm branch in exe. A.D. 265-266
Reference:– C. 47 var.; RIC 628 var. Göbl 1628b

Weight 3.58g. 21.80mm. 0 degrees
3 commentsmaridvnvm01/29/19 at 20:12quadrans: Another nice piece
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Caracalla, denarius8 viewsCaracalla, denarius
19 mm, 2.28 g.
Obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG / Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev. ADVENTVS AVGVSTOR / Galley sailing left, four rowers in centre, three seated figures under canopy at right, mast with sail on prow, two standards on stern, waves below.
RIC 121.
2 commentsMarsman01/29/19 at 20:10quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Aurelius Rufus12 viewsAurelius Rufus, denarius.
4.00 g, 21 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) behind.
Rev. Jupiter in galloping quadriga right, holding thunderbolt in right hand, holding sceptre and reins in left hand; AN RVF below, ROMA in linear border in exergue.
Crawford 221/1 (T. Annius Rufus).


4 commentsMarsman01/29/19 at 20:10quadrans: Nice piece..
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Lead seal - unknown eunuch 26 viewsUncertain. 7th-8th centuries. PB Seal (22mm, 10.95 g, 12h). Cross above monogram / +/KOVB[I]/KOVΛA[P]/ BACIΛIH/ XAPTOV/ΛAP in five lines. BLS –; DOCBS –. VF.

A koubikularios was a eunuch who served the emperor.

Ex CNG
3 commentsSosius01/29/19 at 20:08quadrans: Nice one
V1215.jpg
Vespasian-RIC-121557 viewsĆ Dupondius, 12.97g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1215 (C3). BMC 833.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI; S C in field; Fortuna stg. l., with rudder on globe and cornucopiae
Acquired from GB Collection, January 2019.

A possible shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces late in Vespasian's reign likely prompted the Lyon mint to temporarily reopen in 77-78 and strike a fairly substantial issue of coinage. Curiously, as seen here, the dupondii are commonly unradiated but can be told apart from the asses by their heavier weight. The reverses are standard types copied from Rome. This common Fortuna REDVCI reverse featuring her with a steady hand steering the rudder of the world was a familiar propaganda type both at Rome and Lyon that continued to commemorated the safe return of Vespasian and Titus from the East at the beginning of the reign.

A fantastic high relief portrait in distinctive Lyonnais style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton01/29/19 at 20:06quadrans: Nice piece..
1226_P_Hadrian_RPC6031_5.jpg
6031 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Sarapis16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6031.5; Dattari-Savio Pl. 90, 1835 (this coin); Emmett 1046

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

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

Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ
Sarapis seated, left, holding sceptre; to left, Cerberus

25.32 gr
34 mm
h
2 commentsokidoki01/29/19 at 20:05quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
Domitian_RIC_655.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius52 viewsDomitian Minerva. Rome, AD 88. Silver denarius.
19mm. 3.28g.
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII, beaded border.
Rev:Minerva standing left holding spear, IMP XVI COS XIIII CENS P P
P.
RIC 655 (R2)
Good VF
2 commentsorfew01/29/19 at 20:04quadrans: Interesting piece..
V1215.jpg
Vespasian-RIC-121557 viewsĆ Dupondius, 12.97g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1215 (C3). BMC 833.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI; S C in field; Fortuna stg. l., with rudder on globe and cornucopiae
Acquired from GB Collection, January 2019.

A possible shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces late in Vespasian's reign likely prompted the Lyon mint to temporarily reopen in 77-78 and strike a fairly substantial issue of coinage. Curiously, as seen here, the dupondii are commonly unradiated but can be told apart from the asses by their heavier weight. The reverses are standard types copied from Rome. This common Fortuna REDVCI reverse featuring her with a steady hand steering the rudder of the world was a familiar propaganda type both at Rome and Lyon that continued to commemorated the safe return of Vespasian and Titus from the East at the beginning of the reign.

A fantastic high relief portrait in distinctive Lyonnais style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton01/29/19 at 20:00Jay GT4: Love the "full" portrait
Aurelius_Rufus.jpg
Aurelius Rufus12 viewsAurelius Rufus, denarius.
4.00 g, 21 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) behind.
Rev. Jupiter in galloping quadriga right, holding thunderbolt in right hand, holding sceptre and reins in left hand; AN RVF below, ROMA in linear border in exergue.
Crawford 221/1 (T. Annius Rufus).


4 commentsMarsman01/29/19 at 19:06Steve B5: Complete, and a lovely example
Domitian_RIC_655.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius52 viewsDomitian Minerva. Rome, AD 88. Silver denarius.
19mm. 3.28g.
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII, beaded border.
Rev:Minerva standing left holding spear, IMP XVI COS XIIII CENS P P
P.
RIC 655 (R2)
Good VF
2 commentsorfew01/29/19 at 19:03Jay GT4: An outstanding find!
harold-i-skuli-1.jpg
S.1165 Harold I (Skuli)9 viewsPenny of Harold I, king of England 1035-1040
Moneyer: Skuli
Mint: York
S. 1165
O: +HAR.O.LD RECX
R: +SCVLA O.M EOFER.

Harold, nicknamed "harefoot" presumably because he was a fast runner, became king in England after the death of his father Cnut, and in opposition to his half-brother Harthacnut, who had a competing claim. Harthacnut was busy in Denmark and could not press his claim for several years.

Not much is known about Harold, who did not live very long and died at age 24, before the war with his half-brother began, and his death probably spared England from yet another civil war.

Despite his short reign, his coins are fairly prolific, and frequently come high grade, as they have been found in some decent number in hoards.

Ex- S. Elden
2 commentsNap01/29/19 at 19:01Steve B5: Could hardly improve on this coin. Very lovely
V1215.jpg
Vespasian-RIC-121557 viewsĆ Dupondius, 12.97g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1215 (C3). BMC 833.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI; S C in field; Fortuna stg. l., with rudder on globe and cornucopiae
Acquired from GB Collection, January 2019.

A possible shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces late in Vespasian's reign likely prompted the Lyon mint to temporarily reopen in 77-78 and strike a fairly substantial issue of coinage. Curiously, as seen here, the dupondii are commonly unradiated but can be told apart from the asses by their heavier weight. The reverses are standard types copied from Rome. This common Fortuna REDVCI reverse featuring her with a steady hand steering the rudder of the world was a familiar propaganda type both at Rome and Lyon that continued to commemorated the safe return of Vespasian and Titus from the East at the beginning of the reign.

A fantastic high relief portrait in distinctive Lyonnais style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton01/29/19 at 15:08FlaviusDomitianus: Nice coin. Lugdunum style on dupondii is immediate...
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Caduceus (early) - Denarius, Crawford 60/17 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R; X behind. Border of dots

Reverse: Dioscuri riding r.; Caduceus symbol below.; ROMA in raised letters in frame. Line border

Mint: Unknown mint in central Italy
Weight: 4.72 gm.
Reference: RRC 60/1
Provenance: Aureo & Calico Alba Longa sale, November 7, 2018; Ex. The Goodman Collection, Triton I, December 2-3, 1997, lot 892.

This issue is one of the most crude but distinctive of the early denarii. Lovely light toning, well centered and about EF.
1 commentsSteve B501/29/19 at 13:55Carausius: Wonderful example, and great provenance!
1226_P_Hadrian_RPC6031_5.jpg
6031 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Sarapis16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6031.5; Dattari-Savio Pl. 90, 1835 (this coin); Emmett 1046

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

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

Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ
Sarapis seated, left, holding sceptre; to left, Cerberus

25.32 gr
34 mm
h
2 commentsokidoki01/29/19 at 13:14shanxi: nice reverse
V1215.jpg
Vespasian-RIC-121557 viewsĆ Dupondius, 12.97g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1215 (C3). BMC 833.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI; S C in field; Fortuna stg. l., with rudder on globe and cornucopiae
Acquired from GB Collection, January 2019.

A possible shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces late in Vespasian's reign likely prompted the Lyon mint to temporarily reopen in 77-78 and strike a fairly substantial issue of coinage. Curiously, as seen here, the dupondii are commonly unradiated but can be told apart from the asses by their heavier weight. The reverses are standard types copied from Rome. This common Fortuna REDVCI reverse featuring her with a steady hand steering the rudder of the world was a familiar propaganda type both at Rome and Lyon that continued to commemorated the safe return of Vespasian and Titus from the East at the beginning of the reign.

A fantastic high relief portrait in distinctive Lyonnais style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton01/29/19 at 12:24okidoki: wow great looks David
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Vitellius AR denarius46 viewsVitellius (AD 69). AR denarius
(18mm, 2.95 gm, 5h).
NGC VG 4/5 - 4/5. Rome.
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head of Vitellius right
Rev: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, bareheaded and draped busts of the children of Vitellius (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Junior and Vitellia), facing one another.
RIC I 101. Rare.
Ex: Heritage Auctions November 29, 2018 Lot 65074
5 commentsorfew01/29/19 at 08:33FlaviusDomitianus: Congrats on a very nice addition!
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Vitellius AR denarius46 viewsVitellius (AD 69). AR denarius
(18mm, 2.95 gm, 5h).
NGC VG 4/5 - 4/5. Rome.
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head of Vitellius right
Rev: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, bareheaded and draped busts of the children of Vitellius (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Junior and Vitellia), facing one another.
RIC I 101. Rare.
Ex: Heritage Auctions November 29, 2018 Lot 65074
5 commentsorfew01/29/19 at 02:28David Atherton: Awesome type!
Vitellius_dynastic_smalljpg.jpg
Vitellius AR denarius46 viewsVitellius (AD 69). AR denarius
(18mm, 2.95 gm, 5h).
NGC VG 4/5 - 4/5. Rome.
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head of Vitellius right
Rev: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, bareheaded and draped busts of the children of Vitellius (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Junior and Vitellia), facing one another.
RIC I 101. Rare.
Ex: Heritage Auctions November 29, 2018 Lot 65074
5 commentsorfew01/29/19 at 01:47Nemonater: I'm on the watch for one as well. Great coin!
ISL_MAMLUK_Balog_462_v_al-Ashraf_N_#257;s_#803;ir_al-D_#299;n_Sha__ban_II.jpg
Mamluks. Al-Ashraf Zayn ad-Din Abu al-Ma'ali Sha'ban ibn Husayn ibn Muhammad ibn Qalawun (al-Ashraf Nāṣir al-Dīn Sha'ban II) (1363-1377 A.D. = 764-778 A.H.)11 viewsBalog 462 Plate XVII 462 var. (orientation of bendy); SNAT Hamah 615-616; Album 958

AE fals; Hama (Syria) mint, undated 1374-1377 A.D = 776-778 A.H.; 1.62 g., 17.81 mm. max., 90°

Obv.: Solid border, circular border within; الملك الاشرف between arabesque ornaments in center.

Rev.: Field divided into three horizontal segments, the central fesse segment bendy with seven pieces to left; بحما in upper segment, ضرب in lower.
1 commentsStkp01/28/19 at 22:59quadrans: Interesting piece..
BeFunky-collage.jpg
Reverse of Pegasi 102-102GR.9 views1 commentsGrant H01/28/19 at 22:59quadrans: Nice piece..
Vitellius_dynastic_smalljpg.jpg
Vitellius AR denarius46 viewsVitellius (AD 69). AR denarius
(18mm, 2.95 gm, 5h).
NGC VG 4/5 - 4/5. Rome.
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head of Vitellius right
Rev: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, bareheaded and draped busts of the children of Vitellius (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Junior and Vitellia), facing one another.
RIC I 101. Rare.
Ex: Heritage Auctions November 29, 2018 Lot 65074
5 commentsorfew01/28/19 at 22:58quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Vitellius AR denarius33 viewsVitellius AR Denarius
69 CE
17 mm 3.32 g
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM AVG IMP TR P: Head of Vitellius, laureate, right
Rev: L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR: Bust of Lucius Vitellius, laureate and draped, right; eagle-tipped sceptre in front
RIC 99
Ex: Silbury Coins January 27, 2019
4 commentsorfew01/28/19 at 22:48Jay GT4: Amazing! 2018 or 2019?
Vitellius_dynastic_smalljpg.jpg
Vitellius AR denarius46 viewsVitellius (AD 69). AR denarius
(18mm, 2.95 gm, 5h).
NGC VG 4/5 - 4/5. Rome.
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head of Vitellius right
Rev: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, bareheaded and draped busts of the children of Vitellius (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Junior and Vitellia), facing one another.
RIC I 101. Rare.
Ex: Heritage Auctions November 29, 2018 Lot 65074
5 commentsorfew01/28/19 at 22:48Jay GT4: Sweet
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Philip I Antoninianus6 viewsPhilip I Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
ANNONA AVGG
Annona standing left, holding grain ears over galley prow and cornucopia
1 commentsHarry G01/28/19 at 21:35quadrans: Nice piece..
vitellius_ric_77.jpg
Vitellius AR denarius33 viewsVitellius AR Denarius
69 CE
17 mm 3.32 g
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM AVG IMP TR P: Head of Vitellius, laureate, right
Rev: L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR: Bust of Lucius Vitellius, laureate and draped, right; eagle-tipped sceptre in front
RIC 99
Ex: Silbury Coins January 27, 2019
4 commentsorfew01/28/19 at 18:52Nemonater: Awesome catch!
vitellius_ric_77.jpg
Vitellius AR denarius33 viewsVitellius AR Denarius
69 CE
17 mm 3.32 g
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM AVG IMP TR P: Head of Vitellius, laureate, right
Rev: L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR: Bust of Lucius Vitellius, laureate and draped, right; eagle-tipped sceptre in front
RIC 99
Ex: Silbury Coins January 27, 2019
4 commentsorfew01/28/19 at 16:25okidoki: Nice Andrew
106_Aurelianus,_T-2637,_RIC_V-I_276,_Serdica,_AE-Ant,_IMP_AVRELIANVS_AVG(B1),_ORIENS_AVG(Sol_2c),_S,_iss-5,_Ph-2,_off-2,_274_AD,_Q-001,_11h,_23-24mm,_3,37g-s.jpg
106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2637, RIC V-I 276, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, -/-//S, Sol standing facing, head left, #148 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2637, RIC V-I 276, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, -/-//S, Sol standing facing, head left, #1
avers: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: ORIE NS AVG, Sol standing facing, head left, with right hand raised and holding the globe in left hand, at feet to left, a bound and seated captive in oriental dress. (Sol 2c)
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 23,0-24,0mm, weight: 3,37g, axes: 11h,
mint: Serdica, iss-5, phase-2, off-2, date:274 A.D., ref: T-2637 (Estiot), RIC V-I 276,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/28/19 at 06:03Jay GT4: Huge neck!
RIC_V-II_366A_Numerianus,_Ticinum,_AE-Ant,_M_AVR_NVMERIANVS_NOB_C,_PRINCIPI_IVVE_NTVT,_VXXI,_2nd__em,_282_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_22,5-24mm,_3,96g-s.jpg
114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 366A, Ticinum, -/-//VXXI, PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Numerian standing left, #148 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 366A, Ticinum, -/-//VXXI, PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Numerian standing left, #1
avers: M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: PRINCIPI IVVE NTVT, Numerian standing left, holding wand and scepter.
exergue: -/-//VXXI, diameter: 22,5-24,0mm, weight: 3,96g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 2nd. emission, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 366A,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/28/19 at 06:02Jay GT4: Nice Q
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Alexander Price 3836 Obverse8 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.1 commentsLuis R01/28/19 at 06:01Jay GT4: Nice portrait. Wish the reverse was in the same p...
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Lead seal - unknown eunuch 26 viewsUncertain. 7th-8th centuries. PB Seal (22mm, 10.95 g, 12h). Cross above monogram / +/KOVB[I]/KOVΛA[P]/ BACIΛIH/ XAPTOV/ΛAP in five lines. BLS –; DOCBS –. VF.

A koubikularios was a eunuch who served the emperor.

Ex CNG
3 commentsSosius01/28/19 at 02:37Sosius: Thanks, Gert!
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035 Interregnum II., No King of Hungary (Civil War II.), (1444-1446 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-614, C2-153, U-481.b., P-174-02, Scarce!, #0146 views035 Interregnum II., No King of Hungary (Civil War II.), (1444-1446 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-614, C2-153, U-481.b., P-174-02, Scarce!, #01
avers: Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side B-*/n, the border of dots.
reverse: Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: B/*/n/--, diameter: 12,0-13,0mm, weight: 0,75g, axis: 9h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, date:1445-1446 A.D., ref: Huszár-614, CNH-2-153, Unger-481.b., Pohl-174-02,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/28/19 at 01:54Stkp: Well struck for the type
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028 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-488, CNH-2-044, U-385, P-45, #0141 views028 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-488, CNH-2-044, U-385, P-45, #01
avers: ✠ M REGIS KARVLI, Inside of the line circle, a shield with Angevin fleur-de-lis and Árpádian stripes, annulets flanking and above, line border.
reverse: Winged dragon advancing right the cross above, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 11,0mm, weight: 0,33g, axis:2h,
mint: Hungary, date: 1335 (by Pohl) A.D., ref: Huszár-488, CNH-2-044, Unger-385, Pohl-45,
Q-001


Charles Robert of Anjou
2 commentsquadrans01/28/19 at 01:53Stkp: Nice dragon.
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028 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-488, CNH-2-044, U-385, P-45, #0141 views028 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-488, CNH-2-044, U-385, P-45, #01
avers: ✠ M REGIS KARVLI, Inside of the line circle, a shield with Angevin fleur-de-lis and Árpádian stripes, annulets flanking and above, line border.
reverse: Winged dragon advancing right the cross above, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 11,0mm, weight: 0,33g, axis:2h,
mint: Hungary, date: 1335 (by Pohl) A.D., ref: Huszár-488, CNH-2-044, Unger-385, Pohl-45,
Q-001


Charles Robert of Anjou
2 commentsquadrans01/27/19 at 22:32*Alex: Cool dragon. I assume the picture is of Károly Róbert? ...
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2637, RIC V-I 276, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, -/-//S, Sol standing facing, head left, #148 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2637, RIC V-I 276, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, -/-//S, Sol standing facing, head left, #1
avers: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: ORIE NS AVG, Sol standing facing, head left, with right hand raised and holding the globe in left hand, at feet to left, a bound and seated captive in oriental dress. (Sol 2c)
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 23,0-24,0mm, weight: 3,37g, axes: 11h,
mint: Serdica, iss-5, phase-2, off-2, date:274 A.D., ref: T-2637 (Estiot), RIC V-I 276,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/27/19 at 16:32Harry G: Very nice silvering
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3765 Hadrian Semis, Rome 125-28 AD Roma seated3 viewsReference.
RIC 685; BMC 1356; Cohen 347; RPC III 3765; McAlee 552a

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate draped bust right.

Rev.COS III in exergue SC
Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and scepter, shield behind.

4.14 gr
20 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki01/27/19 at 15:30quadrans: Nice piece..
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3756 Hadrian half AS Roma 124-28 AD Tyche of Antioch12 viewsReference. Rare.
RPC III, 3756; RIC II 680; BMCRE 1350; cf. Cohen 401; McAlee 544; Strack 622

Issue Orichalcum coinage struck at Rome for circulation in Syria; Asses

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, with paludamentum, seen from rear, r.

Rev. COS III in field S-C
Tyche of Antioch seated on rocks, l., holding in her r. hand ears of wheat and poppy-head; at her feet, river-god Orontes swimming l., looking r.; In field, l. And r., S C

7.61 gr
24 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki01/27/19 at 15:30quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Amazon Kyme, Horse, Diodoros magistrate6 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 19
Diodoros, magistrate
Obv.: Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing taenia
Rev.: Horse advancing right; KY above, jug below raised leg; ΔIOΔΩPOΣ magistrate in ex
AE, 19 mm, 6.57g
Ref.: Ashton, Classical, Series IVa; SNG Ashmolean 1364-5; SNG Copenhagen 96, SNG München 494
1 commentsshanxi01/27/19 at 15:29quadrans: Nice piece..
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Eagle, Vase9 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 14
Obv.: Eagle standing right, magistrate ...ΣTΩP above
Rev.: K-Y, one-handled vase
AE, , 2.19g, 14 mm
Ref.: ?
2 commentsshanxi01/27/19 at 15:28quadrans: Nice one, like mine
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Mamluks. al-Sâlih Salâh al-Dîn Sâlih (1351-1354 A.D. = 752-755 A.H.)8 viewsBalog 339, Plate XIII No. 339; SNAT Hamah 519-522; Album 951

AE fals; Hama mint, dated 755 A.H. = 1354 A.D.; 1.45 g., 17.69 mm. max.

Obv.: Beaded border inside of which there is a solid circular border; سنة خمس / الملك الصالح in center in two rows.

Rev.: Solid border; a circle of ten, pointed arches. In it, a rosette of ten rhomboidal petals around a central pellet.

Album rarity C.

See https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=217614 (this coin).
1 commentsStkp01/27/19 at 15:27quadrans: Nice one
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S.847D Eadberht12 viewsSceat of Eadberht, king of Northumbria 737-758
Moneyer: unkown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 847D
Booth type D
O: EOTBEREhTVſ.
R: Fantastic animal facing left, triquetra below, cross under tail
Motif: 1/fantastic animal

Ex- C. Best
2 commentsNap01/27/19 at 15:27quadrans: Another nice piece
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S.1165 Harold I (Skuli)9 viewsPenny of Harold I, king of England 1035-1040
Moneyer: Skuli
Mint: York
S. 1165
O: +HAR.O.LD RECX
R: +SCVLA O.M EOFER.

Harold, nicknamed "harefoot" presumably because he was a fast runner, became king in England after the death of his father Cnut, and in opposition to his half-brother Harthacnut, who had a competing claim. Harthacnut was busy in Denmark and could not press his claim for several years.

Not much is known about Harold, who did not live very long and died at age 24, before the war with his half-brother began, and his death probably spared England from yet another civil war.

Despite his short reign, his coins are fairly prolific, and frequently come high grade, as they have been found in some decent number in hoards.

Ex- S. Elden
2 commentsNap01/27/19 at 15:25quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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3757 Hadrian half AS Roma 125-28 AD Lyre6 viewsReference.
RIC 684; BMC 1354; Strack 625; van Heesch 148/5; CRS 25; McAlee 546; RPC III, 3757

Issue Orichalcum coinage struck at Rome for circulation in Syria; Asses

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right, seen from rear.

Rev. COS III
Lyre; in field, l. and r., S C

9.62 gr
24 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki01/27/19 at 13:56Jay GT4: I love the look of the two toned patinas
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3756 Hadrian half AS Roma 124-28 AD Tyche of Antioch12 viewsReference. Rare.
RPC III, 3756; RIC II 680; BMCRE 1350; cf. Cohen 401; McAlee 544; Strack 622

Issue Orichalcum coinage struck at Rome for circulation in Syria; Asses

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, with paludamentum, seen from rear, r.

Rev. COS III in field S-C
Tyche of Antioch seated on rocks, l., holding in her r. hand ears of wheat and poppy-head; at her feet, river-god Orontes swimming l., looking r.; In field, l. And r., S C

7.61 gr
24 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki01/27/19 at 13:55Jay GT4: Beauty
G_330_Kyme_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Eagle, Vase9 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 14
Obv.: Eagle standing right, magistrate ...ΣTΩP above
Rev.: K-Y, one-handled vase
AE, , 2.19g, 14 mm
Ref.: ?
2 commentsshanxi01/27/19 at 13:15Stkp: Nice
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-3099, RIC V-I 366, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR EXERCITI, Є//XXI, Mars and Emperor, #142 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-3099, RIC V-I 366, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR EXERCITI, Є//XXI, Mars and Emperor, #1
avers: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: RESTITV TOR EX ERCITI, Mars in military dress standing right, holding the spear in left hand, giving globe to Emperor standing left, holding long scepter in left hand. (Mars and Emperor 1)
exergue: Є//XXI, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,08g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, off-5, iss-10, phase-2, date: 275 A.D., ref: T-3099 (Estiot), RIC V-I 366, LV 10761-73,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/27/19 at 12:54Jay GT4: Sweet
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1535, RIC V-I 151, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, */-/QXXT, Sol walking left,41 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1535, RIC V-I 151, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, */-/QXXT, Sol walking left,
avers: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left, with right hand raised and holding the globe in left hand, right foot resting on a bound captive in oriental dress seated left, on the other side, another bound captive in an oriental dress seated right, head turned left. (Sol 2g)
exergue: */-/QXXT, diameter: 20,0-22,0mm, weight: 3,80g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, iss-2, off-4, date: 274 A.D., ref: T-1535 (Estiot), RIC V-I 151,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/27/19 at 12:54Jay GT4: Yeah nice silvering
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-3099, RIC V-I 366, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR EXERCITI, Є//XXI, Mars and Emperor, #142 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-3099, RIC V-I 366, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR EXERCITI, Є//XXI, Mars and Emperor, #1
avers: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: RESTITV TOR EX ERCITI, Mars in military dress standing right, holding the spear in left hand, giving globe to Emperor standing left, holding long scepter in left hand. (Mars and Emperor 1)
exergue: Є//XXI, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,08g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, off-5, iss-10, phase-2, date: 275 A.D., ref: T-3099 (Estiot), RIC V-I 366, LV 10761-73,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/27/19 at 11:56okidoki: great example, nice pastel green
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S.847D Eadberht12 viewsSceat of Eadberht, king of Northumbria 737-758
Moneyer: unkown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 847D
Booth type D
O: EOTBEREhTVſ.
R: Fantastic animal facing left, triquetra below, cross under tail
Motif: 1/fantastic animal

Ex- C. Best
2 commentsNap01/27/19 at 11:39shanxi: interesting coin
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-3099, RIC V-I 366, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR EXERCITI, Є//XXI, Mars and Emperor, #142 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-3099, RIC V-I 366, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR EXERCITI, Є//XXI, Mars and Emperor, #1
avers: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: RESTITV TOR EX ERCITI, Mars in military dress standing right, holding the spear in left hand, giving globe to Emperor standing left, holding long scepter in left hand. (Mars and Emperor 1)
exergue: Є//XXI, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,08g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, off-5, iss-10, phase-2, date: 275 A.D., ref: T-3099 (Estiot), RIC V-I 366, LV 10761-73,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/27/19 at 11:04*Alex: Another nice coin! ✔
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P. Cornelius P.f. Blasio 32 viewsLaureate head of Janus; above I

P BLAS above, ROMA in exergue
Prow of galley right; before I

Rome, 169-158 BC

33mm, 29.27g

Crawford 189/1; Sydenham 370; BMCRR 788

A duplicate from the RBW collection of Roman Republican Coins;
Ex-Peus 330 (April 26, 1991) lot 644;
Ex-DM collection;
Ex-Calgary coin
3 commentsJay GT401/27/19 at 10:38quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1535, RIC V-I 151, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, */-/QXXT, Sol walking left,41 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1535, RIC V-I 151, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, */-/QXXT, Sol walking left,
avers: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left, with right hand raised and holding the globe in left hand, right foot resting on a bound captive in oriental dress seated left, on the other side, another bound captive in an oriental dress seated right, head turned left. (Sol 2g)
exergue: */-/QXXT, diameter: 20,0-22,0mm, weight: 3,80g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, iss-2, off-4, date: 274 A.D., ref: T-1535 (Estiot), RIC V-I 151,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/27/19 at 10:27shanxi: nicely silvered
Blasio.jpg
P. Cornelius P.f. Blasio 32 viewsLaureate head of Janus; above I

P BLAS above, ROMA in exergue
Prow of galley right; before I

Rome, 169-158 BC

33mm, 29.27g

Crawford 189/1; Sydenham 370; BMCRR 788

A duplicate from the RBW collection of Roman Republican Coins;
Ex-Peus 330 (April 26, 1991) lot 644;
Ex-DM collection;
Ex-Calgary coin
3 commentsJay GT401/27/19 at 04:24n.igma: Nice one! Congrats!
Blasio.jpg
P. Cornelius P.f. Blasio 32 viewsLaureate head of Janus; above I

P BLAS above, ROMA in exergue
Prow of galley right; before I

Rome, 169-158 BC

33mm, 29.27g

Crawford 189/1; Sydenham 370; BMCRR 788

A duplicate from the RBW collection of Roman Republican Coins;
Ex-Peus 330 (April 26, 1991) lot 644;
Ex-DM collection;
Ex-Calgary coin
3 commentsJay GT401/27/19 at 01:54Enodia: It's freekin' HUUUGE! Pretty cool coin Ja...
Interregnum_II_,_(1444-1446_AD),_H-613,_C2-152,_U-480,_A-n_over_crescent,_Q-001,_4h,_16,5mm,_0,80g-s.jpg
035 Interregnum II., No King of Hungary (Civil War II.), (1444-1446 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-613, C2-152, U-480, P-173-0?, Scarce!, #0139 views035 Interregnum II., No King of Hungary (Civil War II.), (1444-1446 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-613, C2-152, U-480, P-173-0?, Scarce!, #01
avers: ꙮ mOnЄTA•RЄGnI•VnGARIЄ•, Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes, the border of dots.
reverse: ꙮ DALmACIЄ•CROACIЄ•ЄT•, Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side A-ň, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: A/ň/-- were struck by Paulus Bánfi (by Pohl), diameter: 16,5mm, weight: 0,80g, axis: 4h,
mint: Hungary, Alsólendva, (Lendava, today Slovenia), date:1444-1446 A.D., ref: Huszár-613, CNH-2-152, Unger-480a., Pohl-173-0?,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/26/19 at 23:28Stkp: Another nice one
Aurelius_Rufus.jpg
Aurelius Rufus12 viewsAurelius Rufus, denarius.
4.00 g, 21 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) behind.
Rev. Jupiter in galloping quadriga right, holding thunderbolt in right hand, holding sceptre and reins in left hand; AN RVF below, ROMA in linear border in exergue.
Crawford 221/1 (T. Annius Rufus).


4 commentsMarsman01/26/19 at 23:21Jay GT4: Great details
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GREEK, Mesembria, Thrace, c. 275 - 225 B.C., Civic Issue in the Types and Name of Alexander the Great14 viewsSH85286. Silver tetradrachm, Karayotov p. 84 and pl. VII, 41 (O7/R18); Price 992; Müller Alexander 436, gVF, attractive style, light marks and scratches, weight 17.000 g, maximum diameter 31.6 mm, die axis 180o, Mesambria (Nesebar, Bulgaria) mint, c. 275 - 225 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion-scalp headdress; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Zeus seated left, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, Corinthian helmet right over ΠA monogram in inner left field under arm; ex FORVM (2013)1 commentsJoe Sermarini01/26/19 at 22:29Luis R: Alexander looks alive
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ROMAN, Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.35 viewsSH16768. Silver denarius, SRCV I 1592, RIC I 541, BMCRE I 664, superb EF, weight 3.850 g, maximum diameter 20.1 mm, die axis 0o, uncertain Asia Minor mint, 27 - 20 B.C.; obverse laureate head right, dot border; reverse AVGVSTVS, capricorn left, holding globe, cornucopia above, rudder below; extraordinary high relief impossible to capture in a photograph, lustrous and nearly as struck; rare1 commentsJoe Sermarini01/26/19 at 22:28Luis R: stunning
Zsigmond,_(1387-1437_AD),_H-578,_C2-124A,_U-450-fvar_,_P-118-2,_AR-Den,_mOn_SIG-ISmVnDI,_REGIS_VnGARIE_ET_C_,_B-_L,_1436_AD,_Q-001,_8h,_15-16mm,_0,61g-s.jpg
031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-578, C2-124A, U-450-fvar., P-118-02, #0148 views031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-578, C2-124A, U-450-fvar., P-118-02, #01
avers: mOn•SIG ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side B-•L.
reverse: ✠•RЄGIS•VnGARIЄ•ЄT•C•, Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes.
exergue, mint mark: B/•L//--, diameter: 14,5-15,5mm, weight: 0,68g, axis:8h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, Moneyer: Leonardo Bardi, date: after 1436 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-578, CNH-2-124A, Unger-450-fvar., Pohl-118-02,
Q-001

Sigismund of Luxemburg
1 commentsquadrans01/26/19 at 21:22Stkp: nice
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 18.1, Orodes V, Artemis9 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes V
Late 2nd-Early 3rd Cent
Ć Drachm
Obv.: Bust to left
Rev.: Bust of Artemis left, wearing tiara
Ć, 2.57g, 13mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 18.1, uncertain subtype
2 commentsshanxi01/26/19 at 21:21Stkp: nice coin
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Aurelius Rufus12 viewsAurelius Rufus, denarius.
4.00 g, 21 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) behind.
Rev. Jupiter in galloping quadriga right, holding thunderbolt in right hand, holding sceptre and reins in left hand; AN RVF below, ROMA in linear border in exergue.
Crawford 221/1 (T. Annius Rufus).


4 commentsMarsman01/26/19 at 21:16shanxi: nice one
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -7 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R AVG, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– BMCRE -. RIC IV -. RSC -
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/26/19 at 21:14okidoki: great find
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Caracalla, denarius8 viewsCaracalla, denarius
19 mm, 2.28 g.
Obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG / Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev. ADVENTVS AVGVSTOR / Galley sailing left, four rowers in centre, three seated figures under canopy at right, mast with sail on prow, two standards on stern, waves below.
RIC 121.
2 commentsMarsman01/26/19 at 21:12okidoki: excellent
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 18.1, Orodes V, Artemis9 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes V
Late 2nd-Early 3rd Cent
Ć Drachm
Obv.: Bust to left
Rev.: Bust of Artemis left, wearing tiara
Ć, 2.57g, 13mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 18.1, uncertain subtype
2 commentsshanxi01/26/19 at 21:12okidoki: odd coin congrats
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Henry VIII (1509-1547 A.D.)31 viewsAR Groat
Third Coinage
O:  D. G. AnG. FRA. Z hIB. RЄX, , crowned bearded bust half right, rose after rex. , Laker bust A.
R:  C[IVI] TAS BRIS TOLIЄ, royal coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée; lis in forks; pellet below third quarter of shield; rose after TAS, lis before BRIS; pellet on inner border.
Bristol mint; im: -/WS “monogram of William Sharrington” Struck circa 1546-1547.
2.45g
26mm
North 1846; SCBC 2372
4 commentsMat01/26/19 at 20:56quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
Zsigmond,_(1387-1437_AD),_H-578,_C2-124A,_U-450-k,_P-118-4,_AR-Den,_mOn_SIG-ISmVnDI,_REGIS_VnGARIE_ET_C_,_C-L,_1436_AD,_Q-001,_11h,_14,5-15,5mm,_0_68g-s.jpg
031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-578, C2-124A, U-450-k., P-118-04, #0150 views031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-578, C2-124A, U-450-k., P-118-04, #01
avers: mOn•SIG ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side C-L.
reverse: ✠•RЄGIS•VnGARIЄ•ЄT•C•, Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes.
exergue, mint mark: C/L//--, diameter: 14,5-15,5mm, weight: 0,68g, axis:11h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (today Slovakia : Kosice), Moneyer: Ladislaus Csápy or Leonardo Bardi, date: after 1434-1436 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-578, CNH-2-124A, Unger-450-k., Pohl-118-04,
Q-001

Sigismund of Luxemburg
1 commentsquadrans01/26/19 at 12:12Stkp: Nice
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierakome - Hierocaesarea, Male bust, Artemis6 viewsLydia, Hierakome (Hierokaisareia)
First half of the second century
Obv: Male head right, wearing tiara. (priest ?)
Rev.: ΙΕΡ monogram, Artemis kneeling on stag
AE, 4.94g, 18mm
Ref.: Klein 568; SNG Copenhagen 172.
1 commentsshanxi01/26/19 at 12:11Stkp: Nice
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039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-708, C2-219, U-557.d, P-208-04, B/S//--, #0162 views039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-708, C2-219, U-557.d, P-208-04, B/S//--, #01
avers: ✠MONЄTA•MAThIЄ•DЄ, Two-part Hungarian shield (Hungarian stripes, Krown and the lion of Hunyadi) in a circle, border of dots.
reverse: •RЄGIS•hVnGARIЄ•(left to right), Patriarchal cross on the crown in a circle, mint-mark on each side (B-S), the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: B/S//--, were struck by Stephan Kowách (by Pohl), diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 0,61g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, date: 1464 A.D., ref: Huszár-708, CNH-2-219, Unger-557.d, Pohl 208-04,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/26/19 at 01:50reebeezlee: good grade!
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Henry VIII (1509-1547 A.D.)31 viewsAR Groat
Third Coinage
O:  D. G. AnG. FRA. Z hIB. RЄX, , crowned bearded bust half right, rose after rex. , Laker bust A.
R:  C[IVI] TAS BRIS TOLIЄ, royal coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée; lis in forks; pellet below third quarter of shield; rose after TAS, lis before BRIS; pellet on inner border.
Bristol mint; im: -/WS “monogram of William Sharrington” Struck circa 1546-1547.
2.45g
26mm
North 1846; SCBC 2372
4 commentsMat01/25/19 at 23:03Stkp: Very nice example
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CALABRIA. Taras. Ca. 332-302 BC. AR stater10 views21mm, 7.75 gm, 8h. NGC XF 5/5 - 2/5.
Sa-, Her- and Hr, magistrates. Warrior on horseback rearing right, shield and two spears in left hand, preparing to cast a third in right; ΣA below / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin right, bow and arrows outward in left hand, spear forward in right; ?HP and HP monogram below.
HN Italy 938. Vlasto 626-33.
1 commentsLeo01/25/19 at 20:51Jay GT4: Amazing details
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3303 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Perseus standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3303; SNG BN 1437-41;

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗϹ ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ
Head of bearded Heracles r., crowned with oak-leaves, club on l. shoulder

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Perseus, wearing winged sandals, standing, l., holding cult statue of Apollo holding wolves in r. hand, chlamys and harpe in l.; at his feet, lion, l., attacking bull kneeling, l.; in field, l., ΒΟΗ/ΘΟΥ disposed either vertically, either horizontally

16.01 gr
30 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki01/25/19 at 15:01*Alex: Very nice. I like the bust of Herakles.
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Henry VIII (1509-1547 A.D.)31 viewsAR Groat
Third Coinage
O:  D. G. AnG. FRA. Z hIB. RЄX, , crowned bearded bust half right, rose after rex. , Laker bust A.
R:  C[IVI] TAS BRIS TOLIЄ, royal coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée; lis in forks; pellet below third quarter of shield; rose after TAS, lis before BRIS; pellet on inner border.
Bristol mint; im: -/WS “monogram of William Sharrington” Struck circa 1546-1547.
2.45g
26mm
North 1846; SCBC 2372
4 commentsMat01/25/19 at 14:58*Alex: Well done! It is very hard to get such a good port...
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Elagabalus / RIC 172.38 viewsDenarius, 219 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG . . / Laureate bust of Elagabalus.
Reverse: PONT MAX T P II COS II / Mars walking left, holding laurel branch and trophy.
3.81 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #172 var.; Sear unlisted.

The reverse legend has only a T P in it rather than the normal TR P. That is why I listed it as a variety of RIC #172.
3 commentsCallimachus01/25/19 at 13:18maridvnvm: Fantastic
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111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4147, RIC V-I 010, Lyon, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-/III, Bust-D1, Providentia standing left, #147 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4147, RIC V-I 010, Lyon, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-/III, Bust-D1, Providentia standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AN FLORIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1).
reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding baton in right hand and long scepter in left hand, at feet to left, globe, (Prov. 2b).
exergue: -/-/III, diameter: 19,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,40g, axes: 6h,
mint: Lyon, iss-3, off-3, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 010, T-(Estiot)-4147, Bastien 148,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/25/19 at 13:17maridvnvm: A very niceFlorian
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075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 138, Antioch, AR-Antoninianus, AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, Extremely Rare!!!222 views075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 138, Antioch, AR-Antoninianus, AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, Extremely Rare!!!
avers:- M OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed and draped bust right, on the crescent.
reverse:- AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5mm, weight:4,04g, axis:0h,
mint: Antioch, date:??? A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-138, p-85, C-, Extremely Rare!!!
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans01/25/19 at 13:17maridvnvm: A really great find.
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 061A, -/-//TS•A•, AE-3 Follis, VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victory standing left, #133 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 061A, -/-//TS•A•, AE-3 Follis, VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victory standing left, #1
avers: IMP LICI NIVS AVG, Laureate bust right, cuirassed.
reverse: VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm.
exergue: -/-//TS•A•, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 308-310 A.D., ref: RIC VII 61A,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/25/19 at 13:16maridvnvm: Interesting portrait
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151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Siscia, RIC VIII 292A, AE-22 Follis, A/*//--, A/-//•ASIS*, HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Emperor, diademed and in military dress, facing, Scarce! #149 views151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Siscia, RIC VIII 292A, AE-22 Follis, A/*//--, A/-//•ASIS*, HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Emperor, diademed and in military dress, facing, Scarce! #1
avers: D N VETRA NIO P F AVG, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, A behind head, star before head, A/*//--.
reverse: HOC SIG NO VICTOR ERIS, Emperor, diademed and in military dress, facing, head turned left, holding labarum and transverse spear, being crowned by Victory, who holds a palm branch.
exergue: A/-//•ASIS*, diameter: 22,0-23,5mm, weight: 6,07g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 350 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 292A,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/25/19 at 13:16maridvnvm: Nice one all round
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0176, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Pudicitia standing left, #1 59 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0176, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Pudicitia standing left, #1
avers: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
reverse: COS III, Pudicitia standing left, covering face with a veil.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 2,94g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 125-128 A.D., ref: RIC II 0176, RSC 392, BMCRE 405,
Q-001
7 commentsquadrans01/25/19 at 13:15maridvnvm: Lovely one
RIC_018,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_VIRTVS_PR_OBI_AVG,_ABVNDANTIA_AVG,_IIII,_Bust_E1-G_Lugdunum,_5th-em_4th-off,_277-78_AD,_R,_Q-001,_1h,_22,5-24,5mm,_6,64g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 018, Lugdunum, ABVNDANTIA AVG, Bust-E1/G, -/-//IIII, Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae, Rare! #147 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 018, Lugdunum, ABVNDANTIA AVG, Bust-E1/G, -/-//IIII, Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae, Rare! #1
avers: VIRTVS PR OBI AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, (E1-G).
reverse: ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//IIII, diameter: 22,5-24,5mm, weight: 6,64g (!!!), axis: 1h,
mint: Lugdunum, 5th emission, 4th off., 277-78., date: 277-278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 018, p-25,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans01/25/19 at 13:15maridvnvm: Nice one. I am jealous.
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05 Constans23 viewsConstans
4,14 g, 22 mm
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right/
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman wearing Phrygian helmet, forwards on hands and knees. SARL star ? in ex
Arles 103
Rare
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/25/19 at 13:14maridvnvm: Great find
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01 Constantius Gallus10 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching
ALEA / Gama left
Alexandria 74
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/25/19 at 13:14maridvnvm: Unusual look to the neck on the obverse. Interesti...
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226 Otacilia Severa 16 views Otacilia Severa AR Antoninianus. OTACILIA SEVERA AVG, diademed & draped bust right on crescent / CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left with patera & cornucopiae, altar before. RIC 126, RSC 173 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/25/19 at 13:13maridvnvm: Indeed. Very pretty
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07 Constantius II25 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
no beard, Phrygian helmet, reaching
SMK Gamma
Cyzikus 105/111
Scarce
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/25/19 at 13:13maridvnvm: Very attractive looking
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05 Constantius II10 viewsConstantius II . DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, laureate rosette and pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right. A behind bust / FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, soldier spearing fallinghorseman w/ Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up; soldier's knee on horse's rump. A in left field. Mintmark: SARL. RIC VIII Arles 122.1 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/25/19 at 13:12maridvnvm: Neat
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03 Constantius II9 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left with spiral shield, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, clutching the horse's neck. star in left field. Mintmark ANZ. RIC VIII Antioch 1231 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/25/19 at 13:12maridvnvm: Good find
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3 Constans17 viewsConstans
Billon centenionalis
Thessalonica, officina 3; 348-350 CE
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand/ FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards and to the left.
TES gamma in ex

RIC VIII Thessalonica 118; LRBC 1636
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/25/19 at 13:12maridvnvm: Nice.
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1 Constans16 viewsConstans AE2, Antioch mint, 348-350 AD.

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

RIC VIII Antioch 124
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/25/19 at 13:11maridvnvm: Good find. I haven't managed to get an Antioch...
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Elagabalus / RIC 172.38 viewsDenarius, 219 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG . . / Laureate bust of Elagabalus.
Reverse: PONT MAX T P II COS II / Mars walking left, holding laurel branch and trophy.
3.81 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #172 var.; Sear unlisted.

The reverse legend has only a T P in it rather than the normal TR P. That is why I listed it as a variety of RIC #172.
3 commentsCallimachus01/24/19 at 21:47xxxcaracallaxxx: Very interesting coin!
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075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 138, Antioch, AR-Antoninianus, AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, Extremely Rare!!!222 views075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 138, Antioch, AR-Antoninianus, AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, Extremely Rare!!!
avers:- M OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed and draped bust right, on the crescent.
reverse:- AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5mm, weight:4,04g, axis:0h,
mint: Antioch, date:??? A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-138, p-85, C-, Extremely Rare!!!
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans01/24/19 at 17:33okidoki: Nice Joe
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England. Plantagenet. Henry III (1216-1272)8 viewsNorth 988; Spink 1364

AR penny, voided long cross coinage, Lawrence System class 3c (struck 1248-1250), refined by Churchill and Thompson as class 3d1 (struck 1250) Type L446, London mint, by moneyer Nicholas of St. Albans. 1.38 g., 18.35 mm. max., 0°.

Obv: Initial mark: [Six-pointed star with rounded or angular points (MM4)], hENRICVS REX : III apostrophe (NR ligated; wedge-footed R [R1]; pellet in S), Crowned facing bust with pointed chin, pellets above lower hair curls (PL4), beard of pellets, no scepter.

Rev: NIC-OLE ON L-VND (ON and ND ligated, pellets on Ns in third and fourth quadrants), voided long cross with trefoil of pellets in each angle, eight pellets per quadrant in inner circle.

Note: There were 711 class 3d1 coins issued by Nicholas of St. Albans from the London mint in the Brussels Hoard, spread between 11 Churchill and Thompson types. Type L446 coins were the most common type, represented by 520 coins.
1 commentsStkp01/24/19 at 15:05*Alex: Nice. Mine was struck by Nicole at London too, but...
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England. Plantagenet. Edward I (1272-1307)45 viewsNorth 1018-19; Spink 1389-90

AR penny, new coinage (struck post 1279), Fox System class 3c-d, (1280-1281), London mint. 1.43 g. 19.59 mm. max., 180°.

Obv: + (cross potent) EDW R’ ANGL’ DNS hyB (round E; barred A; normal barred Ns; composite S; incurved tail on h; thin-wedge contractive marks), Crowned facing bust (crown with straight trifoliate side-fleurs; arrowhead intermediate ornaments; drapery of two triangular pieces).

Rev: CIVI-TAS LON-DON (rounded C; barred A; composite S; normal barred Ns), Long cross; trefoil of three pellets in each quarter.
2 commentsStkp01/24/19 at 14:58*Alex: Yes, it is a very nice example.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 479A (b)7 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PER-T AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– FORT REDVC, Fortuna (Hilaritas) standing front, head left, holding long palm and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196
Ref:– BMCRE 443a. RIC IV 479A (b) (R2)

Unusual obverse legend break PER-T as opposed to the more usual PE-RT.
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 14:17shanxi: nice example
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155 - Maximinus II - RIC VI Alexandria 099a9 viewsFollis
Obv:- GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
Rev:- GENIO CAESARIS, Genius standing left
Minted in Alexandria, (K | D / P). Group IV. December A.D. 308 - 310
Reference(s) – RIC Alexandria 99a

Weight 7.43g. 23.83mm. 0 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 07:02quadrans: Another nice piece
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1 Constans16 viewsConstans AE2, Antioch mint, 348-350 AD.

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

RIC VIII Antioch 124
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/24/19 at 07:01quadrans: Nice one
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Greek, The collection of coins formed M.P.Vlasto 1344 this coin circa 325-280 BC 13mm 1.16g 2h20 viewsHelmeted head of Athena left,with wreath on bowl/Herakles holding club,stranging the Nemean lion.2 commentsGrant H01/24/19 at 07:01quadrans: Great piece .
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 47414 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONI EVENTVS, Fides standing left holding basket of fruits in right hand, grain ears in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 196-197
References:– RIC 474 (scarce). RSC 67b.
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 07:00quadrans: Nice one
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -9 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– ARAB ADIABENIC, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm (R of ARAB corrected over B)
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Ref:– Cohen -, BMCRE -, RIC -.

The reverse refers to victory over Niger. To hide the fact that this was a civil war, it is phrased as victory over Arabs and Adiabenians, who aided Niger's cause.

RIC IV 466 has the same reverse legend, listed as IMP VII but as Curtis points out this legend is probably a mis-reading of IMP VIII probably cause by the last I being after the bust as on this example. RIC 466 however is Victory with wreath and trophy whereas this type is Victory with wreath and palm. RIC and BMCRE cite Cohen 52 (5 Francs) for this coin.
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 06:59quadrans: Nice piece..
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3303 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Perseus standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3303; SNG BN 1437-41;

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗϹ ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ
Head of bearded Heracles r., crowned with oak-leaves, club on l. shoulder

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Perseus, wearing winged sandals, standing, l., holding cult statue of Apollo holding wolves in r. hand, chlamys and harpe in l.; at his feet, lion, l., attacking bull kneeling, l.; in field, l., ΒΟΗ/ΘΟΥ disposed either vertically, either horizontally

16.01 gr
30 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki01/24/19 at 06:59quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
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England, John Lackland, (1199-1216 A.D.), Seaby 1352, AR-Penny, London mint, Moneyer: Abel, Short cross, #139 viewsEngland, John Lackland, (1199-1216 A.D.), Seaby 1352, AR-Penny, London mint, Moneyer: Abel, Short cross, #1
Short Cross type, with scepter, Class Vc,
avers: Scepter hENRICVS R• EX, Crowned bust facing, crowned, with a beard, two curls on each side of the head, scepter in right hand.
reverse: ✠ABELON•LVN•DE•, Short cross voided, cross botonnée in each angle.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 1,33g, axis: 4h,
mint: London mint, Moneyer: Abel, date: c.1204-1209 A.D., ref: Seaby 1352, N. 971,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/24/19 at 05:15Randygeki(h2): Nice
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155 - Maximinus II - RIC VI Alexandria 149b6 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, naked but for chlamys fastened at his right shoulder and hanging from his left shoulder, standing facing, head left, wearing modius, holding head of Serapis, which faces him, in right hand and ornate cornucopia in left arm behind
Minted in Alexandria (X / G // ALE). Minted in A.D. 312
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 149b

Weight 4.53g. 22.72mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 05:15Randygeki(h2): Nice
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155 - Maximinus II - RIC VI Alexandria 099a9 viewsFollis
Obv:- GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
Rev:- GENIO CAESARIS, Genius standing left
Minted in Alexandria, (K | D / P). Group IV. December A.D. 308 - 310
Reference(s) – RIC Alexandria 99a

Weight 7.43g. 23.83mm. 0 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 05:15Randygeki(h2): Really nice portrait on this one
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148 - Galerius - RIC VI Alexandria 107a7 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head right (parallel wreath ties (round ends))
Rev:– GENIO IMPERATORIS, Genius standing left holding patera over lighted altar
Minted in Alexandria (K | B / P // ALE). A.D. 310-311
Reference:– RIC VI Alexandria 107a (C)

Weight 7.55g. 26.06mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 05:14Randygeki(h2): Great coin
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Antony & Octavia tetradrachm104 viewsM ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT
Conjoined heads of Antony and Octavia right, Antony wearing an ivy wreath

VIR RPC
Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus and thyrsus on cista mystica flanked by two interlaced snakes

Ephesus, summer-autumn 39 BC

11.22g

Imperators 263, RPC 2202, Babelon Antonia 61, Syndenham 1198, BMCRR east 135

Punch mark on the obverse protrudes onto the reverse

Ex-Numisantique

This series of Cistophori from Asia commemorates the marriage of Antony and Octavia and celebrate's Antony's divine status in the east as the "New Dionysus" which was bestowed on him when he arrived in Ephesus in 41 BC. Antony's titulature of "Imperator and Consul designate for the second and third times" fixes the period of issue to the latter part of 39 BC after the Pact of Misenum in July and before Antony's second Imperatorial acclamation in the winter of 39-38BC
7 commentsJay GT401/24/19 at 04:41PMah: I have not seen this type with a punch. Interesti...
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Tiberius tribute penny61 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

PONTIF MAXIM
Livia seated right holding scepter and branch, legs on char ornamented, feet on footstool

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.49g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Ebay amarso66
5 commentsJay GT401/24/19 at 04:37PMah: Interest "big head" specimen.
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England, John Lackland, (1199-1216 A.D.), Seaby 1352, AR-Penny, London mint, Moneyer: Abel, Short cross, #139 viewsEngland, John Lackland, (1199-1216 A.D.), Seaby 1352, AR-Penny, London mint, Moneyer: Abel, Short cross, #1
Short Cross type, with scepter, Class Vc,
avers: Scepter hENRICVS R• EX, Crowned bust facing, crowned, with a beard, two curls on each side of the head, scepter in right hand.
reverse: ✠ABELON•LVN•DE•, Short cross voided, cross botonnée in each angle.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 1,33g, axis: 4h,
mint: London mint, Moneyer: Abel, date: c.1204-1209 A.D., ref: Seaby 1352, N. 971,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/23/19 at 23:54Stkp: Excellent
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Greek, The collection of coins formed M.P.Vlasto 1344 this coin circa 325-280 BC 13mm 1.16g 2h20 viewsHelmeted head of Athena left,with wreath on bowl/Herakles holding club,stranging the Nemean lion.2 commentsGrant H01/23/19 at 23:03Jay GT4: Nice one
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England, John Lackland, (1199-1216 A.D.), Seaby 1352, AR-Penny, London mint, Moneyer: Abel, Short cross, #139 viewsEngland, John Lackland, (1199-1216 A.D.), Seaby 1352, AR-Penny, London mint, Moneyer: Abel, Short cross, #1
Short Cross type, with scepter, Class Vc,
avers: Scepter hENRICVS R• EX, Crowned bust facing, crowned, with a beard, two curls on each side of the head, scepter in right hand.
reverse: ✠ABELON•LVN•DE•, Short cross voided, cross botonnée in each angle.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 1,33g, axis: 4h,
mint: London mint, Moneyer: Abel, date: c.1204-1209 A.D., ref: Seaby 1352, N. 971,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/23/19 at 22:02*Alex: Very nice!
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3303 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Perseus standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3303; SNG BN 1437-41;

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗϹ ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ
Head of bearded Heracles r., crowned with oak-leaves, club on l. shoulder

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Perseus, wearing winged sandals, standing, l., holding cult statue of Apollo holding wolves in r. hand, chlamys and harpe in l.; at his feet, lion, l., attacking bull kneeling, l.; in field, l., ΒΟΗ/ΘΟΥ disposed either vertically, either horizontally

16.01 gr
30 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki01/23/19 at 20:01v-drome: amazing coin and great description
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107 - Gallienus - RIC 628 var17 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust left (seen from the front)
Rev:– AETERNITAS AVG, She-wolf standing right, suckling twins
Minted in Antioch. Palm branch in exe. A.D. 265-266
Reference:– C. 47 var.; RIC 628 var. Göbl 1628b

Weight 3.58g. 21.80mm. 0 degrees
3 commentsmaridvnvm01/23/19 at 18:52Stkp: Nice portrait of Gallienus also
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107 - Gallienus - RIC 628 var17 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust left (seen from the front)
Rev:– AETERNITAS AVG, She-wolf standing right, suckling twins
Minted in Antioch. Palm branch in exe. A.D. 265-266
Reference:– C. 47 var.; RIC 628 var. Göbl 1628b

Weight 3.58g. 21.80mm. 0 degrees
3 commentsmaridvnvm01/23/19 at 15:04Mat: Nice portrait and wolf
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148 - Galerius - RIC VI Antioch 055b5 viewsFollis
Obv:– GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left holding patera
Minted in Antioch (K | E / V // ANT). A.D. 300-301
Reference:– RIC VI Antioch 55b

Weight 10.44g. 27.01mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/23/19 at 13:10Jay GT4: Love the color
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cr 286/1 AR Denarius M. Sergius Silus10 views116-115 b.c.e. 3.84 gm; 18.00 mm.
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; before, EX. S.C; behind, ROMA and *
r: Horseman left, holding sword and a severed head in left hand; below horse, Q / [M.] SERGI; in exergue, SILVS.
A special issue, by Senate decree, Sergius holding the fiscal office of Quaestor. Another dynamic decapitation, this coin retaining the facial expressions of the recently-deceased barbarian.
The photo is a bit washed-out, but the excellent obverse strike is apparent.
3 commentsPMah01/23/19 at 08:17Marsman: Beautiful
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Titus RIC-15536 viewsĆ Sestertius, 22.74g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 155 (C). BMC 171.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Marti Numismatics, January 2019.

Pax was a fairly common reverse type struck for Titus. This particular Pax with branch and cornucopiae is a carry-over from Vespasian's coinage. Apparently, the propaganda value of peace was quite limitless. Despite the wear, this coin features one of the most magnificent coin portraits of Titus I have come across in either silver or bronze. Truly the work of a master engraver! There is one peculiar thing I have noticed about Titus' bronze coinage, the left facing portraits tend to be in a finer style than the right facing ones. Perhaps a talented engraver at the mint preferred his portraits facing left?

Worn, but in exceptionally fine style with an appealing dark patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton01/22/19 at 22:25quadrans: Nice one
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Alexander III Price 300031 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.16 g, 3 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, B.
- Price 3000.
2 commentsNemonater01/22/19 at 21:24Jay GT4: Great coin
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299944 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.13 g, 12 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right.
- Price 2999. A rare early and unusual issue from Tarsos, "Officina B", bearing no symbol.

By comparing these early Tarsos tetradrachms to the staters of Mazaios (Pictured below) it is easy to see the identical forms of the throne, scepter, footstool and other details. The drapery is rendered in a similar manner, the Aramaic inscription of the one and the Greek inscription of the other share the same curve following the dotted border. This evidence indicates the two series of coins were the common product of a single mint.

2 commentsNemonater01/22/19 at 21:24Jay GT4: Beauty!
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13.04. Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 13.04./a1d2.04./235., H-050, CNH I.-059, U-043, #0129 views13.04. Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 13.04./a1d2.04./235., H-050, CNH I.-059, U-043, #01
avers: REX BELA, Crowned head facing, the border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of legend, cross in a circle with wedges in the angles, line border.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 11,0-11,5mm, weight: 0,47g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-050, CNH I.-059, Unger-043, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 13.04./a1d2.04./235.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/22/19 at 21:24Stkp: nice one
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Titus RIC-15536 viewsĆ Sestertius, 22.74g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 155 (C). BMC 171.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Marti Numismatics, January 2019.

Pax was a fairly common reverse type struck for Titus. This particular Pax with branch and cornucopiae is a carry-over from Vespasian's coinage. Apparently, the propaganda value of peace was quite limitless. Despite the wear, this coin features one of the most magnificent coin portraits of Titus I have come across in either silver or bronze. Truly the work of a master engraver! There is one peculiar thing I have noticed about Titus' bronze coinage, the left facing portraits tend to be in a finer style than the right facing ones. Perhaps a talented engraver at the mint preferred his portraits facing left?

Worn, but in exceptionally fine style with an appealing dark patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton01/22/19 at 21:20Jay GT4: Plump portrait. He looks like Vespasian even more...
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091 - Otacilia Severa Antoninianus - RIC -5 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– M OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent
Rev:– CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated facing left, holding a patera and a cornucopiae
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 247 - 249
Reference(s) – RIC IV -; Tulln -; Eauze 875; Hunter -; Cohen -.

3rd known example?

Weight 3.57g. 22.18mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/22/19 at 21:19Mat: Nice find, congrats
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0804, Rome, AE-Dupondius, PAX AVG, S-C, Pax standing left, Scarce !131 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0804, Rome, AE-Dupondius, PAX AVG, S-C, Pax standing left, Scarce !
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PI-VS-P-P-TR-P-COS-IIII, Radiate head right.
revers:-PAX-AVG, Pax standing left, setting fire with torch to heap of arms and holding cornucopiae.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 27mm, weight: x,xxg, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 145-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-804-p-128, C-593, Scarce !
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/22/19 at 16:38Frans Diederik: very nice specimen of a very rare coin!
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Titus RIC-15536 viewsĆ Sestertius, 22.74g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 155 (C). BMC 171.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Marti Numismatics, January 2019.

Pax was a fairly common reverse type struck for Titus. This particular Pax with branch and cornucopiae is a carry-over from Vespasian's coinage. Apparently, the propaganda value of peace was quite limitless. Despite the wear, this coin features one of the most magnificent coin portraits of Titus I have come across in either silver or bronze. Truly the work of a master engraver! There is one peculiar thing I have noticed about Titus' bronze coinage, the left facing portraits tend to be in a finer style than the right facing ones. Perhaps a talented engraver at the mint preferred his portraits facing left?

Worn, but in exceptionally fine style with an appealing dark patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton01/22/19 at 13:01FlaviusDomitianus: Solid example of the type.
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Titus RIC-15536 viewsĆ Sestertius, 22.74g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 155 (C). BMC 171.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Marti Numismatics, January 2019.

Pax was a fairly common reverse type struck for Titus. This particular Pax with branch and cornucopiae is a carry-over from Vespasian's coinage. Apparently, the propaganda value of peace was quite limitless. Despite the wear, this coin features one of the most magnificent coin portraits of Titus I have come across in either silver or bronze. Truly the work of a master engraver! There is one peculiar thing I have noticed about Titus' bronze coinage, the left facing portraits tend to be in a finer style than the right facing ones. Perhaps a talented engraver at the mint preferred his portraits facing left?

Worn, but in exceptionally fine style with an appealing dark patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton01/22/19 at 11:58Nemonater: Beautiful!
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cr 286/1 AR Denarius M. Sergius Silus10 views116-115 b.c.e. 3.84 gm; 18.00 mm.
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; before, EX. S.C; behind, ROMA and *
r: Horseman left, holding sword and a severed head in left hand; below horse, Q / [M.] SERGI; in exergue, SILVS.
A special issue, by Senate decree, Sergius holding the fiscal office of Quaestor. Another dynamic decapitation, this coin retaining the facial expressions of the recently-deceased barbarian.
The photo is a bit washed-out, but the excellent obverse strike is apparent.
3 commentsPMah01/22/19 at 07:06Canaan: Very Nice!!!
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Cr 304/1 AR Denarius L. Memmius5 views 109-108 b.c.e 3.93 gm; 19.50 mm
o: Young male head right (Apollo?), wearing oak-wreath; before, *
r: Dioscuri standing facing between their horses, each holding spear; in exergue, L. MEMMI.
This reverse breaks with the (boring) tradition of The Galloping Dioscuri reverse and presents a bold, frontal, sculptural presentation, similar to the sculptural group in front of the Quirinale Palace.
1 commentsPMah01/22/19 at 07:05Canaan: Great Details, a real beauty congrats!!!!
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Alexander III Price 300031 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.16 g, 3 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, B.
- Price 3000.
2 commentsNemonater01/22/19 at 07:04Canaan: Great life time issues!!!!
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299336 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.25 g, 4 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O:Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, A.
- Price 2993.
1 commentsNemonater01/22/19 at 07:03Canaan: Very Nice!!!
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299944 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.13 g, 12 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right.
- Price 2999. A rare early and unusual issue from Tarsos, "Officina B", bearing no symbol.

By comparing these early Tarsos tetradrachms to the staters of Mazaios (Pictured below) it is easy to see the identical forms of the throne, scepter, footstool and other details. The drapery is rendered in a similar manner, the Aramaic inscription of the one and the Greek inscription of the other share the same curve following the dotted border. This evidence indicates the two series of coins were the common product of a single mint.

2 commentsNemonater01/22/19 at 07:02Canaan: Great Details, a real beauty congrats!!!!
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Titus RIC-49961 viewsĆ Sestertius, 24.63g
Eastern Mint (Thrace?), 80-81 AD
RIC 499 (C). BMC 310. RPC 502.
Obv: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Mars, with cloak over shoulders, adv. r., with spear and trophy
Acquired from Ken Dorney, December 2018.

A remarkable sestertius from a truly mysterious issue of bronze that was struck under Titus in 80-81. The style (heavily seriffed letters, large portraits, and massive reverse figures), unique obverse legends (DIVI VESP F for Titus), and uncommon fabric (convex flans) all suggest a mint other than Rome. Attributing exactly where these coins were struck has historically been a moving target - Mattingly in BMCRE thought Lugdunum, H.A. Cahn believed somewhere in Bithynia. More recent scholarship has looked towards Thrace as a possible location for production based on the Balkan distribution pattern of found specimens. Although the region of mintage has been narrowed down, the city itself remains elusive. RPC has suggested possibly Perinthus. Presumably a shortage of bronze coins in the region during Titus' reign prompted a localised imperial issue, which in the main copied types from Rome. The striking of imperial bronze outside of Rome was an exceptional step at the time considering the last imperial branch mint at Lugdunum had shuttered late in Vespasian's reign.

An appealing example with a beautiful sandy patina.
3 commentsDavid Atherton01/22/19 at 06:21Randygeki(h2): Neat find
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RIC 0162 Domitianus57 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.36 mm 3.512 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 162 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted - L 1988-5-10-1
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6 Lot 926
9 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/22/19 at 06:21Randygeki(h2): Awesome example !
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Titus RIC-15536 viewsĆ Sestertius, 22.74g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 155 (C). BMC 171.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Marti Numismatics, January 2019.

Pax was a fairly common reverse type struck for Titus. This particular Pax with branch and cornucopiae is a carry-over from Vespasian's coinage. Apparently, the propaganda value of peace was quite limitless. Despite the wear, this coin features one of the most magnificent coin portraits of Titus I have come across in either silver or bronze. Truly the work of a master engraver! There is one peculiar thing I have noticed about Titus' bronze coinage, the left facing portraits tend to be in a finer style than the right facing ones. Perhaps a talented engraver at the mint preferred his portraits facing left?

Worn, but in exceptionally fine style with an appealing dark patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton01/22/19 at 06:19Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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22024 Constantius II/Fel Temps5 viewsConstantius II/Fel Temps
Obv: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG,
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO,
soldier spearing fallen horseman who
is bearded, hair in braids, clutching horse's neck.
M in left field
ANI in Exergue
Mint: Antioch 14.9mm 2.9g
RIC VIII Antioch 191, rated C3
1 commentsBlayne W01/22/19 at 06:18Randygeki(h2): Nice
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153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 371, AE-3, -/-//ΔSIS(revers)Z, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, #146 views153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 371, AE-3, -/-//ΔSIS(revers)Z, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, #1
avers: D N IVLIANVS NOB C, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing a fallen horseman.
exergue: M/-//ΔSIS(revers)Z, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 2,54g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 361-367 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 371, p-377, Scarce !,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/22/19 at 06:12Randygeki(h2): Awesome example
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067 Maximus (235-238 A.D. as Caesar), RIC IV 13, AE-Sestertius, Roma, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar standing left in military attire, #139 views067 Maximus (235-238 A.D. as Caesar), RIC IV 13, AE-Sestertius, Roma, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar standing left in military attire, #1
avers: MAXIMVS CAES GERM, Bare, draped bust right.
reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar standing left in military attire, holding short scepter and transverse spear, two standards behind.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 29,0-30,0mm, weight: 18,73g, axis: 0h,
mint: Roma, date: 235-238 AD., ref: RIC IV 13, BMCRE 213, Cohen 14, BMC 213, RCTV 8411,
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1 commentsquadrans01/22/19 at 06:12Randygeki(h2): Nice
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0176, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Pudicitia standing left, #1 59 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0176, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Pudicitia standing left, #1
avers: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
reverse: COS III, Pudicitia standing left, covering face with a veil.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 2,94g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 125-128 A.D., ref: RIC II 0176, RSC 392, BMCRE 405,
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7 commentsquadrans01/22/19 at 06:11Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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cr 286/1 AR Denarius M. Sergius Silus10 views116-115 b.c.e. 3.84 gm; 18.00 mm.
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; before, EX. S.C; behind, ROMA and *
r: Horseman left, holding sword and a severed head in left hand; below horse, Q / [M.] SERGI; in exergue, SILVS.
A special issue, by Senate decree, Sergius holding the fiscal office of Quaestor. Another dynamic decapitation, this coin retaining the facial expressions of the recently-deceased barbarian.
The photo is a bit washed-out, but the excellent obverse strike is apparent.
3 commentsPMah01/21/19 at 20:59Jay GT4: I've always loved this type
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Vespasian AR Denarius21 viewsVespasianus, 69-79 CE
AR-Denar
Rom, 77/78 n. Chr.
3.21 g
Obv.: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. r.
Rev.: IMP XIX, Modius mit Kornähren
RIC 980, BMC 217
Ex: Kölner Münzkabinett January 15, 2019

This coin is a scarce reverse variant of the regular RIC 980. This variant has poppies between the grain ears on the reverse.
3 commentsorfew01/21/19 at 18:50okidoki: Congrats very nice
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Greek, Italy, LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos15 views22mm, 7.46 g, 11h
Philistion Group. Helmeted head of Athena right, griffin on bowl / Lion standing right; die erasure below. Williams 394 (O197/R278); HN Italy 1301; SNG ANS 1397; SNG Ashmolean 1392; BMC 110; McClean 1470 (all from the same dies). VF, toned.
Ex Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin 818 (March 1987), no. B34.
3 commentsLeo01/21/19 at 15:49*Alex: Beautiful coins. Great additions to the gallery.
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 149/150, Faustina II, Dikaiosyne7 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: L ΙΓ (year 13), Dikaiosyne seated left, holding scales and cornucopia
Billon, 13.46g
Ref.: RPC online 13660, D 3239, Geissen 1949, M 2040
Ex Kölner Münzkabinett
1 commentsshanxi01/21/19 at 14:40quadrans: Nice piece..
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Alexander (Tyrannus) of Carthage10 viewsAlexander of Carthage. Usurper, AD 308-310.
Ć Follis (21.5mm, 5.26 g, 6h). Carthago (Carthage) mint.
IMP ALEXANDER P F AVG, laureate head right
[S P Q R OPT]IMO PRINCIPI, aquila between two signa, one on left surmounted by hand, one on right surmounted by wreath; PK.
RIC VI 72 (R3); Salama type X, portrait style G. VF, green patina, earthen encrustation. Very rare reverse type.

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2 commentsMark Z01/21/19 at 14:40quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Cr 44/7 AR Sestertius Anonymous19 viewsO: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, IIS [= 2 and Semi]
R: The Dioscuri galloping right; below, ROMA in linear frame
0.81 gms; 13.50 mm
Broad flan, toned

A bit light, but achieving a consistent weight in casting flans was one of the challenges with this small coin at a time when the silver weight was still a critical component of acceptance.

Although the quarter-denarius seems like it should have been a very handy coin, saving the need to carry two large As and the Semis, the silver sestertius was minted only sporadically and then was discontinued. Accordingly, they are relatively rare, and I have to say this one is very nice.
2 commentsPMah01/21/19 at 14:23Carausius: Agree with Steve's assessment. Very pleasing ...
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Cr 56/5 AE Quadrans Anonymous 7 viewsc. 211 BCE (20.4 mm, 6.04 grams)
o: Helmeted head of Hercules right, 3 dots behind
r: ROMA - Prow to right, 3 dots behind
Crawford 56/5.
Overstruck, possibly Hieron II of Sicily with Zeus/Trident
Ex. RBW
1 commentsPMah01/21/19 at 14:20Carausius: Youre likely correct on the undertype, as I see Ze...
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RPC - Egypt, Alexandria, AD 149/150, Faustina II, Dikaiosyne10 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: L ΙΓ (year 13), Dikaiosyne seated left, holding scales and cornucopia
Billon, 13.46g
Ref.: RPC online 13660, D 3239, Geissen 1949, M 2040
Ex Kölner Münzkabinett
2 commentsshanxi01/21/19 at 13:53laney: Wonderful portrait.
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RPC - Egypt, Alexandria, AD 149/150, Faustina II, Dikaiosyne10 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: L ΙΓ (year 13), Dikaiosyne seated left, holding scales and cornucopia
Billon, 13.46g
Ref.: RPC online 13660, D 3239, Geissen 1949, M 2040
Ex Kölner Münzkabinett
2 commentsshanxi01/21/19 at 13:12Jay GT4: Great style for that mint!
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Cr 421/1 AR Denarius M. Nonius Sufenas9 viewscirca 57- 59 b.c.e., 17.5mm., 3.97gms.
o: SVFENAS – S·C Head of Saturn r.; in l. field, harpa and conical stone
r: PR·L·V·P·F Roma seated l. on pile of arms, holding sceptre and sword, crowned by Victory standing behind her; in exergue, SEX·NONI·. Nonia 1.
The reverse inscription expands as : PR[aetor] L[vdos] V[ictoriae] P[rimus] F[ecit]. Interesting back-story crammed into a busy reverse. The moneyer's father (or grandfather) while Praetor, was the First to "Make" the Games of Victory [of Sulla]. The son's willingness to advertise this on his coins was rather aggressive, considering Sulla's reputation was rapidly declining and his father was a mere partisan despite sponsoring one round of games, and he himself no more popular even though he became praetor, somewhat underlined by this being the first and only "Nonia" issue. Presumably he had faith in Pompey, who was the most enduring and successful of the Sullan partisans and seen as the senior in the power-sharing "First Triumvirate". This bet seemingly did not work out well, but the specifics are not available.
3 commentsPMah01/21/19 at 12:06Optimo Principi: Great example of the type!
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Cr 421/1 AR Denarius M. Nonius Sufenas9 viewscirca 57- 59 b.c.e., 17.5mm., 3.97gms.
o: SVFENAS – S·C Head of Saturn r.; in l. field, harpa and conical stone
r: PR·L·V·P·F Roma seated l. on pile of arms, holding sceptre and sword, crowned by Victory standing behind her; in exergue, SEX·NONI·. Nonia 1.
The reverse inscription expands as : PR[aetor] L[vdos] V[ictoriae] P[rimus] F[ecit]. Interesting back-story crammed into a busy reverse. The moneyer's father (or grandfather) while Praetor, was the First to "Make" the Games of Victory [of Sulla]. The son's willingness to advertise this on his coins was rather aggressive, considering Sulla's reputation was rapidly declining and his father was a mere partisan despite sponsoring one round of games, and he himself no more popular even though he became praetor, somewhat underlined by this being the first and only "Nonia" issue. Presumably he had faith in Pompey, who was the most enduring and successful of the Sullan partisans and seen as the senior in the power-sharing "First Triumvirate". This bet seemingly did not work out well, but the specifics are not available.
3 commentsPMah01/21/19 at 09:32shanxi: very nice
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Alexander (Tyrannus) of Carthage10 viewsAlexander of Carthage. Usurper, AD 308-310.
Ć Follis (21.5mm, 5.26 g, 6h). Carthago (Carthage) mint.
IMP ALEXANDER P F AVG, laureate head right
[S P Q R OPT]IMO PRINCIPI, aquila between two signa, one on left surmounted by hand, one on right surmounted by wreath; PK.
RIC VI 72 (R3); Salama type X, portrait style G. VF, green patina, earthen encrustation. Very rare reverse type.

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2 commentsMark Z01/21/19 at 09:32shanxi: What a rarity Congratulations