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Attica Athens AR Obol circa 454-404 BC 10 mm 0.65g 11h3 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.Owl standing right head facing,olive sprig behind,all within incuse square.1 commentsGrant H11/22/17 at 08:42Pekka K: Attica Athens, however.
Traianus-Decius_AE-Sest_IMP-C-M-Q-TRAIANVS-DECIVS-AVG_GENIVS-EXERC-ILLVRICIANI_RIC-IV-III-117a-p-122_249-251-AD_Q-001_0h_27,5-30mm_17_8g-s.jpg
079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0117a, Rome, AE-Sestertius, GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius standing left, #17 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0117a, Rome, AE-Sestertius, GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
revers: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; standard to right. S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 27,5-30,0mm, weight: 17,8g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 249-251 A.D.,ref: RIC-IV-III-117a, C.53,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans11/22/17 at 06:13Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #29 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #2
avers: (IMP-C-)POSTVMVS-AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alfldi to Aureolus.
revers: CONCORDIA-EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder.
exerg: -/-//S, diameter: 18,5-21,5 mm, weight: 2,42g, axes:0h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-372-p-, RSC-20a,
Q-002
4 commentsquadrans11/22/17 at 06:12Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio VIIII Denarius3 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG VIIII, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.8g, 17mm
CR 544/22; Syd 1226
ex Pegasi Numismatics
2 commentsLegatus11/22/17 at 06:12Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio IV Denarius3 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG IV, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.8g, 17mm
Cr 544/17; Syd 1219
2 commentsLegatus11/22/17 at 06:12Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
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RPC-2471-Titus 26 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.83g
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
RPC 2471 (5 spec.).
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMONOIA; Homonoia seated, l.; date LΓ to l., star in r. field
Ex CNG E409, 8 November 2017, lot 463.

Alexandria struck tetradrachms for Titus dated either regnal year 2 (79-80 AD) or regnal year 3 (80-81 AD). No bronze coins were issued during his reign at Alexandria. The year 3 tetradrachms are separated into two different issues, those with a star in the reverse field, as seen on this example, and those without a star. They have an average fineness of around 19.5%. One wonders if Homonoia (Concordia) was a chosen reverse type because of continued intra-city tensions between the Greek and Jewish citizens of Alexandria.

Fine Alexandrian style with good eye-appeal.
7 commentsDavid Atherton11/22/17 at 02:01Nemonater: Outstanding!
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio VIIII Denarius3 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG VIIII, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.8g, 17mm
CR 544/22; Syd 1226
ex Pegasi Numismatics
2 commentsLegatus11/21/17 at 23:28Jay GT4: Great
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio IV Denarius3 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG IV, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.8g, 17mm
Cr 544/17; Syd 1219
2 commentsLegatus11/21/17 at 23:27Jay GT4: Great reverse
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098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #29 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #2
avers: (IMP-C-)POSTVMVS-AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alfldi to Aureolus.
revers: CONCORDIA-EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder.
exerg: -/-//S, diameter: 18,5-21,5 mm, weight: 2,42g, axes:0h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-372-p-, RSC-20a,
Q-002
4 commentsquadrans11/21/17 at 20:47Jay GT4: It's OK Q!
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098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #29 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #2
avers: (IMP-C-)POSTVMVS-AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alfldi to Aureolus.
revers: CONCORDIA-EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder.
exerg: -/-//S, diameter: 18,5-21,5 mm, weight: 2,42g, axes:0h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-372-p-, RSC-20a,
Q-002
4 commentsquadrans11/21/17 at 20:33quadrans: Thank you Eric
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098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #29 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, #2
avers: (IMP-C-)POSTVMVS-AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alfldi to Aureolus.
revers: CONCORDIA-EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder.
exerg: -/-//S, diameter: 18,5-21,5 mm, weight: 2,42g, axes:0h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-372-p-, RSC-20a,
Q-002
4 commentsquadrans11/21/17 at 20:05okidoki: welcome back
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RPC-2471-Titus 26 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.83g
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
RPC 2471 (5 spec.).
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMONOIA; Homonoia seated, l.; date LΓ to l., star in r. field
Ex CNG E409, 8 November 2017, lot 463.

Alexandria struck tetradrachms for Titus dated either regnal year 2 (79-80 AD) or regnal year 3 (80-81 AD). No bronze coins were issued during his reign at Alexandria. The year 3 tetradrachms are separated into two different issues, those with a star in the reverse field, as seen on this example, and those without a star. They have an average fineness of around 19.5%. One wonders if Homonoia (Concordia) was a chosen reverse type because of continued intra-city tensions between the Greek and Jewish citizens of Alexandria.

Fine Alexandrian style with good eye-appeal.
7 commentsDavid Atherton11/21/17 at 19:04FlaviusDomitianus: Nice one, congrats!
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RIC 0136 Titus8 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, laureate head right
Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left, with statuette of Aequitas and cornucopia; to left modius with corn ears; to right stern of ship
AE/Sestertius (34.43 mm 26.66 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (4th group)
RIC 136 (C), BMCRE 152, BNF 151
Purchased from lucernae on eBay
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus11/21/17 at 18:36Jay GT4: Lovely
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M. Junius Brutus40 viewsM. Junius Brutus, 54 BC. AR denarius.
Obverse- Bust of Libertas right.
Reverse- The consul L. Junius Brutus walking left between two lictors preceded by an accensus.
Crawford 433/1; Sydenham 906a; Junia 31a. 19 mm, 3.71 g.
2 commentsb7011/21/17 at 18:11Bud Stewart: Very nice specimen of a type that I've been ho...
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Roman Empire, Magnentius2 views1 commentsXLi11/21/17 at 18:02*Alex: Nice coin XLi, but with such a basic attribution y...
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EB0493 Geta / Securitas5 viewsGeta, AR Denarius, 202 AD.
Obv: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, draped bust right.
Rev: SECVRIT IMPERII, Securitas seated left, holding globe.
References: RIC IV 20A; RSC 183.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.295 grams.
1 commentsEB11/21/17 at 16:01Callimachus: Great portrait.
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RPC-2471-Titus 26 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.83g
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
RPC 2471 (5 spec.).
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMONOIA; Homonoia seated, l.; date LΓ to l., star in r. field
Ex CNG E409, 8 November 2017, lot 463.

Alexandria struck tetradrachms for Titus dated either regnal year 2 (79-80 AD) or regnal year 3 (80-81 AD). No bronze coins were issued during his reign at Alexandria. The year 3 tetradrachms are separated into two different issues, those with a star in the reverse field, as seen on this example, and those without a star. They have an average fineness of around 19.5%. One wonders if Homonoia (Concordia) was a chosen reverse type because of continued intra-city tensions between the Greek and Jewish citizens of Alexandria.

Fine Alexandrian style with good eye-appeal.
7 commentsDavid Atherton11/21/17 at 14:11maridvnvm: A lovely looking scowling portrait.
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RPC-2471-Titus 26 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.83g
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
RPC 2471 (5 spec.).
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMONOIA; Homonoia seated, l.; date LΓ to l., star in r. field
Ex CNG E409, 8 November 2017, lot 463.

Alexandria struck tetradrachms for Titus dated either regnal year 2 (79-80 AD) or regnal year 3 (80-81 AD). No bronze coins were issued during his reign at Alexandria. The year 3 tetradrachms are separated into two different issues, those with a star in the reverse field, as seen on this example, and those without a star. They have an average fineness of around 19.5%. One wonders if Homonoia (Concordia) was a chosen reverse type because of continued intra-city tensions between the Greek and Jewish citizens of Alexandria.

Fine Alexandrian style with good eye-appeal.
7 commentsDavid Atherton11/21/17 at 14:04Mat: An exceptional addition, congrats
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RPC-2471-Titus 26 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.83g
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
RPC 2471 (5 spec.).
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMONOIA; Homonoia seated, l.; date LΓ to l., star in r. field
Ex CNG E409, 8 November 2017, lot 463.

Alexandria struck tetradrachms for Titus dated either regnal year 2 (79-80 AD) or regnal year 3 (80-81 AD). No bronze coins were issued during his reign at Alexandria. The year 3 tetradrachms are separated into two different issues, those with a star in the reverse field, as seen on this example, and those without a star. They have an average fineness of around 19.5%. One wonders if Homonoia (Concordia) was a chosen reverse type because of continued intra-city tensions between the Greek and Jewish citizens of Alexandria.

Fine Alexandrian style with good eye-appeal.
7 commentsDavid Atherton11/21/17 at 13:53Joe Sermarini: Nice coin.
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Gallienus, Alexandria48 viewsBI tetradrachm
29 Aug 267 - 28 Aug 268
laureate, cuirassed bust right, draped shoulder
AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB
Athene seated on cuirass left, wearing helmet, holding scepter and Nike with wreath and palmbranch
IE / L
Geien: 2946, Dattari: 5232
1 commentsJohny SYSEL11/21/17 at 12:29Jay GT4: Exceptional
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RPC-2471-Titus 26 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.83g
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
RPC 2471 (5 spec.).
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMONOIA; Homonoia seated, l.; date LΓ to l., star in r. field
Ex CNG E409, 8 November 2017, lot 463.

Alexandria struck tetradrachms for Titus dated either regnal year 2 (79-80 AD) or regnal year 3 (80-81 AD). No bronze coins were issued during his reign at Alexandria. The year 3 tetradrachms are separated into two different issues, those with a star in the reverse field, as seen on this example, and those without a star. They have an average fineness of around 19.5%. One wonders if Homonoia (Concordia) was a chosen reverse type because of continued intra-city tensions between the Greek and Jewish citizens of Alexandria.

Fine Alexandrian style with good eye-appeal.
7 commentsDavid Atherton11/21/17 at 12:21Jay GT4: I have yet to add a Titus Alexandrian tet. Nice o...
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RPC-2471-Titus 26 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.83g
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
RPC 2471 (5 spec.).
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMONOIA; Homonoia seated, l.; date LΓ to l., star in r. field
Ex CNG E409, 8 November 2017, lot 463.

Alexandria struck tetradrachms for Titus dated either regnal year 2 (79-80 AD) or regnal year 3 (80-81 AD). No bronze coins were issued during his reign at Alexandria. The year 3 tetradrachms are separated into two different issues, those with a star in the reverse field, as seen on this example, and those without a star. They have an average fineness of around 19.5%. One wonders if Homonoia (Concordia) was a chosen reverse type because of continued intra-city tensions between the Greek and Jewish citizens of Alexandria.

Fine Alexandrian style with good eye-appeal.
7 commentsDavid Atherton11/21/17 at 10:59Canaan: Great condition.
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Hadrian Denarius 128-32 AD Spes standing Eastern mint12 viewsReference. rare.
cfRIC 181; cfBMC 417; cfC. 390; cfStrack *15

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS - III
Spes advancing left, flower upward in right hand, raising skirt with left

3.27 gr
mm
h
2 commentsokidoki11/21/17 at 00:00peterpil19: I love how foreign this coin looks, especially Spe...
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EB0481 Julia Domna / Laetitia9 viewsJulia Domna, AR Denarius, ca 198 AD.
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev: LAETITIA, Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder.
References: RIC 561 (Rome) or RIC 641 (Laodicea).
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.44 grams.
2 commentsEB11/20/17 at 21:50Jay GT4: Really nice
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Roman Empire: Trajan, 98 - 117 AD6 viewsAE sest., 23,23gr., 32,9mm;
BMC 1046, Coh. 328, RIC 667, MIR 594;
mint: Rome, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless draped bust, right, w/laurel wreath, surrounded by legend IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P;
rev.: king seated on sella castrensis on a dais w/ guard behind him, crowning Parthamaspates w/diadem and presenting him to the kneeling Parthia; legend on top half of rim REX PARTHIS DATUS, and in exergue SC;

ex: Knker Auctions 236-239, #1046; ex: Knker Auction 174, # 780.
1 commentsSchatz11/20/17 at 20:23Jay GT4: Nice one!
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EB0480 Septimus Severus / Neptune7 viewsSeptimus Severus, AR Denarius, 209 AD.
Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: PM TRP XVII COS III P P, Neptune standing left, nude but for chlamys draped over left shoulder and right forearm, right hand resting on upper right leg, right foot on rock, long trident vertical in left hand.
References: RIC IV 228, RSC III 529, BMCRE V 3, Hunter III 69, SRCV II 6346.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.123 grams.
1 commentsEB11/20/17 at 19:05Canaan: Very nice!!!
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EB0481 Julia Domna / Laetitia9 viewsJulia Domna, AR Denarius, ca 198 AD.
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev: LAETITIA, Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder.
References: RIC 561 (Rome) or RIC 641 (Laodicea).
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.44 grams.
2 commentsEB11/20/17 at 19:03Canaan: What a beauty!!!!
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Indo-Parthians: Pakoros, mid to late 1st cent. AD, Gondopharid Dynasty7 viewsAE unit, 10,26gr, 26mm;
Senior 269 1aT
mint: unknown in Arachiosa, axis: 13h;
obv.: bust, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons linked at end; large tuft of top hair, large bunch of curls in back of neck, mustache, med.-long beard; 2-stand necklace w/center medallion; padded (?) shoulder armor; around rim Greek legend: BAΣIΛE ... rest barely legible;
rev: winged Nike, standing right, holding out diadem; gi in Karoshti to left, pu to right; around rim Karoshti legend;
black surfaces on both sides;

ex: CNG e-Auction 409, # 358; ex: Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.
1 commentsSchatz11/20/17 at 15:34EB: Very nice. Love that dark patina.
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Marcian AV Semissis7 viewsMarcian (450-457). AV Semissis (17mm, 1.98g, 6h). Constantinople. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. R/ Victory seated r. on cuirass, holding shield inscribed XVXXX; star in l. field, Christogram in r.; CONOB. RIC X 514 (R2) Wavy flan, otherwise near VF
3 commentsorfew11/20/17 at 14:16Vincent: Nice style for these...attractive
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 08625 viewsAE2
Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He wears a Phrygian hemlet
Minted in Nicomedia (Gamma | _ // Dot SMN Gamma).
Reference: RIC VIII Nicomedia 86
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/20/17 at 12:45Steve P: sweet coin, Martin (congrats)
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Marcian AV Semissis7 viewsMarcian (450-457). AV Semissis (17mm, 1.98g, 6h). Constantinople. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. R/ Victory seated r. on cuirass, holding shield inscribed XVXXX; star in l. field, Christogram in r.; CONOB. RIC X 514 (R2) Wavy flan, otherwise near VF
3 commentsorfew11/20/17 at 12:37Jay GT4: Sweet!
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Marcian AV Semissis7 viewsMarcian (450-457). AV Semissis (17mm, 1.98g, 6h). Constantinople. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. R/ Victory seated r. on cuirass, holding shield inscribed XVXXX; star in l. field, Christogram in r.; CONOB. RIC X 514 (R2) Wavy flan, otherwise near VF
3 commentsorfew11/20/17 at 07:28okidoki: Congrats
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Titus AE23 Antioch190 viewsObv.
T CAES IMP TR POT
Laureate head right

Rev.
SC
SC in Wreath

Ex-Richard McAlee Collection, The Coins of Roman Antioch Plate Coin
4 commentsancientdave11/19/17 at 22:57socalcoins: Beautiful!!
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BYZANTINE, ISAAC II AE Tetarteron S-2005 DOC5457 viewsFacing bust of the Archangel Michael beardless and nimbate, wearing loros and holding sceptre with trifoil device. and gl.cr. Rev Bust of Isaac facing wearing crown and loros and holding cruiciform sceptre and akakia. 21mm Nice Very Fine! **** Note the trifoil device that Archangel Michael holds.***** DOC 5a.1 2 commentsSimon11/19/17 at 21:15okidoki: great looking Simon
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Lucania Sybaris drachm21 viewsBull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; all within border of dots VM in exergue

Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse.

LUCANIA, Sybaris

Circa 550-510 BC.

2.04g

HN III 1736. SNG ANS 847 ff.

Chipped. Old cabinet toning.

Ex-Londinium
3 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 21:13okidoki: Bull eye
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180 CE) Tetarteron, Constantinople (Sear-1968)4 viewsObv: MP-ΘV; Virgin Hagiosoritissa, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, standing slightly right, raising hands to Manus Dei to upper right
Rev: ΜΑΝVΗΛ-ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC; Manuel, bearded, standing facing, wearing crown, divitision, loros and sagion, cruciform sceptre in right hand, akakia in left

1 commentsQuant.Geek11/19/17 at 20:39Simon: Near perfect, superb example.
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Lucania Sybaris drachm21 viewsBull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; all within border of dots VM in exergue

Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse.

LUCANIA, Sybaris

Circa 550-510 BC.

2.04g

HN III 1736. SNG ANS 847 ff.

Chipped. Old cabinet toning.

Ex-Londinium
3 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 20:36Grant H: love the Bull
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Latine Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Trachy, Constantinople (Lianta 103-106; CLBC 11.31.1)9 viewsObv: Full-length figure of beardless and nimbate saint wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand spear resting over shoulder; left hand holding shield; O/Δ/ΓI to left; O/C to right
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds trilobate scepter; left hand holds globus cruciger.

From the Iconodule Collection
1 commentsQuant.Geek11/19/17 at 20:36Simon: Fantastic example.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1197-1203) Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear 2015; DOC 5a)8 viewsObv: Θ/ΓЄ/ШP ΓI/OC; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in right hand, resting on left shoulder, and in left, hilt of sword
Rev: ΑΛЄΞΙΟC ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in right hand labarum on long shaft, and in left globus cruciger
1 commentsQuant.Geek11/19/17 at 20:34Simon: Nice example.
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Roman Empire, Constantius II4 viewsCa. 348-350 AD.
SMNS
RIC 82
2 commentsXLi11/19/17 at 14:03okidoki: excellent
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RIC 393 Domitian denarius19 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

IMP XI COS XI CENS P P P
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 13:57okidoki: great looking Jay
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RIC 393 Domitian denarius19 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

IMP XI COS XI CENS P P P
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 08:45FlaviusDomitianus: Great style here!
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RIC 741 Domitian denarius 21 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG FERM P M TR PXII
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVI CENS PPP
Minerva standing left with thunderbolt and spear;shield at her left side

Rome September 14, 92 AD-September 13, 93 AD

3.67g

RIC 741 (C3)

Ex-Calgary Coins
2 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 08:44FlaviusDomitianus: A nice and heavy coin indeed!
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Trajan RIC 032; Woytek 66a23 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 100 AD. (3.31g, 18.19mm) Obv: IMP NERVA CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM, Laureate head right. Rev: P M TR P COS III P P,
Abundantia seated lefti on chair of crossed cornuacopiae, holding scepter.
Woytek 66 AD; RIC 32; RSC 219

Ex: Ecin Associates

My first COS III coin! Trajanus was COS III only for one year - 100 AD.
3 commentsPaddy11/19/17 at 05:51Jschulze: Ob legend is IMP CAES NERVA rather than IMP NERVA ...
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RIC 393 Domitian denarius19 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

IMP XI COS XI CENS P P P
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 04:54orfew: Terrific portrait!
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Lucania Sybaris drachm21 viewsBull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; all within border of dots VM in exergue

Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse.

LUCANIA, Sybaris

Circa 550-510 BC.

2.04g

HN III 1736. SNG ANS 847 ff.

Chipped. Old cabinet toning.

Ex-Londinium
3 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 04:30Randygeki(h2): A neat addition
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RIC 741 Domitian denarius 21 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG FERM P M TR PXII
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVI CENS PPP
Minerva standing left with thunderbolt and spear;shield at her left side

Rome September 14, 92 AD-September 13, 93 AD

3.67g

RIC 741 (C3)

Ex-Calgary Coins
2 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 04:30Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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RIC 393 Domitian denarius19 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

IMP XI COS XI CENS P P P
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 04:30Randygeki(h2): An awesome coin!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I8 viewsROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I
Date: C, 309 AD
Rev: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Constantine standing facing, head right, holding spear and globe; T-F//PTR
Size: 26 mm
Weight: 6.69g
Ref: RIC VI 841a
3 commentsXLi11/19/17 at 00:20NORMAN K: amazing coin great strike
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RIC 393 Domitian denarius19 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

IMP XI COS XI CENS P P P
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT411/18/17 at 23:07David Atherton: Superb coin!
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Taras, Calabria9 views380-334 BC
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.24g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone.
R: Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean lion; A above.
Vlasto 1315; HN Italy 976
From the D. Alighieri collection. ex CNG

I acquired this coin mainly for the provenance, but also because, despite the fact that the Vlasto catalog claims it to be "of barbarous style", I think the fully crested portrait of Athena is quite pretty.





1 commentsEnodia11/18/17 at 22:32Jay GT4: Fantastic!
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.14.10.36 (plate coin)6 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193--211
AE 16, 3.26g, 15.64mm, 180
obv. AV KAI CEP - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - PROC ICT
Cock advancing r., stepping on snake which is erecting in front of him
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1416, pl. XX, 7 (1 ex., Bukarest)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017) No. 8.14.10.36 (this coin)
extremely rare (R9), EF, dark green patina

Pick writes: "An unusual type!" The rev is known from a coin of Caracalla HrHJ (2017) No. 8.18.10.22, extremely rare too.
1 commentsJochen11/18/17 at 20:29ancientone: Neat coin!
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Roman Empire, Constantius II4 viewsCa. 348-350 AD.
SMNS
RIC 82
2 commentsXLi11/18/17 at 16:16Callimachus: Beautiful coin !
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Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 A.D.)11 viewsAR Denarius
O: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R:TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath with her right hand, cradling trophy with her left arm.
Rome mint. Struck 180 A.D.
3.14g
19mm
RIC III 411 var. (bust type); BMCRE 808; MIR 18, 463-4/37; RSC 975a.

Scarce
2 commentsMat11/18/17 at 10:36okidoki: Congrats Mat
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I8 viewsROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I
Date: C, 309 AD
Rev: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Constantine standing facing, head right, holding spear and globe; T-F//PTR
Size: 26 mm
Weight: 6.69g
Ref: RIC VI 841a
3 commentsXLi11/17/17 at 22:23Jay GT4: Fantastic
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RPC-1666-Domitian28 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.38g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 93-94 AD
RPC 1666 (18 spec.).
Obv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
Rev : No legend; emperor in quadriga, r., holding laurel branch in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand
Ex Lanz, eBay, November 2017.

This is a fairly rare Cappadocian didrachm of Domitian struck late in the reign. The pronounced 'Roman' style and six o'clock die axis are clear evidence it was produced in Rome for circulation in the province. Remarkably, this reverse is the only instance of Domitian in a quadriga that was struck in silver for either the imperial or provincial issues. Naturally, one may ask for what reason is Domitian triumphing here? In May 92 Domitian left Rome for a military campaign along the Danube against the Sarmatians known as the Second Pannonian war. The conflict lasted eight months and Domitian was back in Rome by January 93. He was awarded only an ovation but not a full triumph, so it is unclear what triumph this reverse refers to.

Struck in fine late Domitianic style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton11/17/17 at 22:22Jay GT4: Great coin and quite the mystery!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I8 viewsROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I
Date: C, 309 AD
Rev: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Constantine standing facing, head right, holding spear and globe; T-F//PTR
Size: 26 mm
Weight: 6.69g
Ref: RIC VI 841a
3 commentsXLi11/17/17 at 21:27Callimachus: nice coin.
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Amisos, Pontos, c. 85 - 65 B.C. Mithradates VI Eupator. 10 viewsObv. aegis with facing head of Medusa (gorgoneion) in center; Rev. AMI−ΣOY, Nike advancing right, holding palm frond across shoulders behind, A∆T monogram lower left.
19.7mm, 8.4 grams.
References: Sear 3642, BMC 72.
2 commentsCanaan11/17/17 at 15:13Kim B. N: Indeed very lovely coin, there is just something a...
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Byzantine bread stamp10 viewsByzantine style and texture, No exact time frame, similar to examples dated to the 7th century.
16.88 grams, 35mm max. Length and 30mm max.diameter
2 commentsCanaan11/17/17 at 12:49okidoki: Very nice
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Price 36544 viewsAlexander lifetime. Kylix to the left. Monogram under the throne. M under the monogram. Heidelberger Munzhandlung 73 lot 54. Nov 15 2017. Incorrectly attributed as a Price 3620 which is the bee to the left.1 commentsChance Vandal11/17/17 at 12:22Canaan: Life time issues are always great, Congrats
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RPC-1666-Domitian28 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.38g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 93-94 AD
RPC 1666 (18 spec.).
Obv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
Rev : No legend; emperor in quadriga, r., holding laurel branch in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand
Ex Lanz, eBay, November 2017.

This is a fairly rare Cappadocian didrachm of Domitian struck late in the reign. The pronounced 'Roman' style and six o'clock die axis are clear evidence it was produced in Rome for circulation in the province. Remarkably, this reverse is the only instance of Domitian in a quadriga that was struck in silver for either the imperial or provincial issues. Naturally, one may ask for what reason is Domitian triumphing here? In May 92 Domitian left Rome for a military campaign along the Danube against the Sarmatians known as the Second Pannonian war. The conflict lasted eight months and Domitian was back in Rome by January 93. He was awarded only an ovation but not a full triumph, so it is unclear what triumph this reverse refers to.

Struck in fine late Domitianic style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton11/17/17 at 04:12Nemonater: I love all the Flavian quadriga types, this one is...
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Struck A.D.393 - 423. HONORIUS. AE3 of Cyzicus. 2 viewsObverse: D N HONORIVS P F AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed facing bust of Honorius holding spear and shield.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG. Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding Victory and sceptre; in exergue, SMKΓ.
RIC X : 95
SCARCE
1 comments*Alex11/16/17 at 22:53Jay GT4: Love these facing portraits
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CALABRIA, Tarentum, c. 385-380 BC. AR Nomos (Contemporary Imitation)7 views21mm, 7.47g, 9h
Nude youth on horseback l., crowning horse with wreath; pellet to l., A below. R/ Phalanthos riding dolphin l., holding kantharos. Cf. Vlasto 413-4; cf. HNItaly 875; SNG Fitzwilliam 257; Fisher-Bossert N 71. Corrosions, VF
1 commentsLeo11/16/17 at 22:52Jay GT4: Nice one
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RPC-1666-Domitian28 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.38g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 93-94 AD
RPC 1666 (18 spec.).
Obv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
Rev : No legend; emperor in quadriga, r., holding laurel branch in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand
Ex Lanz, eBay, November 2017.

This is a fairly rare Cappadocian didrachm of Domitian struck late in the reign. The pronounced 'Roman' style and six o'clock die axis are clear evidence it was produced in Rome for circulation in the province. Remarkably, this reverse is the only instance of Domitian in a quadriga that was struck in silver for either the imperial or provincial issues. Naturally, one may ask for what reason is Domitian triumphing here? In May 92 Domitian left Rome for a military campaign along the Danube against the Sarmatians known as the Second Pannonian war. The conflict lasted eight months and Domitian was back in Rome by January 93. He was awarded only an ovation but not a full triumph, so it is unclear what triumph this reverse refers to.

Struck in fine late Domitianic style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton11/16/17 at 14:23*Alex: Congratulations on a nice find David.
RPC1666.jpg
RPC-1666-Domitian28 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.38g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 93-94 AD
RPC 1666 (18 spec.).
Obv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
Rev : No legend; emperor in quadriga, r., holding laurel branch in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand
Ex Lanz, eBay, November 2017.

This is a fairly rare Cappadocian didrachm of Domitian struck late in the reign. The pronounced 'Roman' style and six o'clock die axis are clear evidence it was produced in Rome for circulation in the province. Remarkably, this reverse is the only instance of Domitian in a quadriga that was struck in silver for either the imperial or provincial issues. Naturally, one may ask for what reason is Domitian triumphing here? In May 92 Domitian left Rome for a military campaign along the Danube against the Sarmatians known as the Second Pannonian war. The conflict lasted eight months and Domitian was back in Rome by January 93. He was awarded only an ovation but not a full triumph, so it is unclear what triumph this reverse refers to.

Struck in fine late Domitianic style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton11/16/17 at 09:21FlaviusDomitianus: Great type, I'm glad you got one.
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PROBUS RIC 539 VAR. UNICUM !!! (New photo)3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ζ/-//-
WEIGHT 3.71g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 539 var. (IMP PROBVS P F AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 937
NOTE: Extremely rare reverse type for Ticinum in combination with an atypical obverse legend for Ticinum (IMP PROBVS P F AVG instead of IMP C PROBVS P F AVG). Although RIC V.2 mentions such legend legend (4) under no. 334, no. 382 and no. 423, I have never seen these coins and suspect they may not exist at all. This coin is an UNICUM.
2 commentsBarnaba611/16/17 at 08:46Barnaba6: Simon, as you perfectly know, this coin had many a...
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PROBUS RIC 459 RRR4 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VOTIS X ET XX FEL
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//-
WEIGHT 3.14g / AXIS: 1h
RIC: 459
COLLECTION NO. 134
6th KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
1 commentsBarnaba611/16/17 at 06:55Julianus of Pannonia: A great example of a great type!
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PROBUS RIC 410 VAR. RRR3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETER
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VXXT
WEIGHT 3.44g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-24mm
RIC: 410 var. (B bust unlisted)
COLLECTION NO. 725
Very rare and sough-after reverse type for Ticinum!
1 commentsBarnaba611/16/17 at 06:54Julianus of Pannonia: I really like this reverse-type for ticinum, the t...
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PROBUS RIC 539 VAR. UNICUM !!! (New photo)3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ζ/-//-
WEIGHT 3.71g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 539 var. (IMP PROBVS P F AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 937
NOTE: Extremely rare reverse type for Ticinum in combination with an atypical obverse legend for Ticinum (IMP PROBVS P F AVG instead of IMP C PROBVS P F AVG). Although RIC V.2 mentions such legend legend (4) under no. 334, no. 382 and no. 423, I have never seen these coins and suspect they may not exist at all. This coin is an UNICUM.
2 commentsBarnaba611/16/17 at 06:51Julianus of Pannonia: Nice coin, wondering where you got it from
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PROBUS RIC 437 VAR. I5 BUST RRR5 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: I5
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.52g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 437 VAR. (BUST I5 UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 706
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER BUST TYPE !!!
1 commentsBarnaba611/16/17 at 06:51Julianus of Pannonia: Great bust type barnaba! I envy you for this
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075c Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Ocean reclining5 viewsReference.
RIC 75c; Strack 104; C.1110

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Ocean reclining left, holding anchor in right hand and resting left arm on dolphin

3.33 gr
mm
h
2 commentsokidoki11/15/17 at 23:54David Atherton: Good style.
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Antoninus Pius, AD Sestertius, ITALIA seated4 viewsAncient Rome, 2nd Century AD, 'ITALIA'
AE Sestertius, weight: 22.1 Grams.
Titles in Latin:
obv: " ANTONINUS AUG PIUS PP " - Laureate crowned bust of Emperor facing right.
rev: " TR POT COS III " - Italia, facing left, seated on globe, holding caduceus and spear. " S C " in each field, " ITALIA " below, in exergue.
3 commentsrexesq11/15/17 at 22:42rexesq: Thank you, I need to get some better photos....the...
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Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 130-31 AD3 viewsObverse: Laurete draped cuirassed right .
AYT KAI TPAI AΔΡΙΑ CEB
Reverse:Hadrian standing left holding scepter receiving ears of corn from Alexandria who stands right, facing him, holding vexillum. Regnal year L IE ( 15th) in field
References: Dattari 1267; BMCG 669; Cologne 1026; Milne 1294.
Weight:9.1 gr
Diameter:23 mm
1 commentsCanaan11/15/17 at 18:53Randygeki(h2): nice
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Alexandria, Galba, Billon-Tetradrachme, year2, AD 68-695 viewsObv.: ΣEPOYI ΓAΛBA AYTO KAIΣ ΣEBA, Laureate head right LB=year2
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔPEA, Draped bust of Alexandria right, wearing elephant's skin; simpulum before.
Billon, 23mm, 12.7 grams
Kln 226; Dattari 301; Milne 348; Emmett 170; RPC I 5341
1 commentsCanaan11/15/17 at 18:51Randygeki(h2): Neat addition!
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Alexius III (1195 - 1203 A.D.)9 viewsBillon Trachy
O: IC-XC, + KE HQEI Bust of Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus cross, holding scroll & raising hand in benediction.
R: [ALEZIW ECP TW KWCTANTI] Alexius & St. Constantine standing facing, holding labara, globe cross between.
Constantinople mint
3.29g
30mm
Sear 2013
1 commentsMat11/15/17 at 18:51Randygeki(h2): nice
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Constantine IV, King of Armenia *Gosdantin IV* (1365-1373 A.D.)9 viewsAR Takvorin
O: +ԿՈՍՏԸ(ԱՆԴԻՆ)(ԹԱԳԱ)ՈՐ ՀՈՑ, King riding right holding cross sceptre, below horses
R.+ՉԻՆԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔՆ Ի ՍԻՍ, lion right, right paw raised, cross in back, belows.
Sis (now Kozan, Turkey) mint,
18mm
1.98g
Bed.2106
1 commentsMat11/15/17 at 18:50Randygeki(h2): This is a neat one
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Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 A.D.)11 viewsAR Denarius
O: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R:TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath with her right hand, cradling trophy with her left arm.
Rome mint. Struck 180 A.D.
3.14g
19mm
RIC III 411 var. (bust type); BMCRE 808; MIR 18, 463-4/37; RSC 975a.

Scarce
2 commentsMat11/15/17 at 18:49Randygeki(h2): Cool find Mat
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Hadrian Denarius 128-32 AD Spes standing Eastern mint12 viewsReference. rare.
cfRIC 181; cfBMC 417; cfC. 390; cfStrack *15

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS - III
Spes advancing left, flower upward in right hand, raising skirt with left

3.27 gr
mm
h
2 commentsokidoki11/15/17 at 16:52EB: Great coin!
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075c Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Ocean reclining5 viewsReference.
RIC 75c; Strack 104; C.1110

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Ocean reclining left, holding anchor in right hand and resting left arm on dolphin

3.33 gr
mm
h
2 commentsokidoki11/15/17 at 16:15Mat: Nice look to it
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EB0441 Antoninus Pius / Salus3 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE Dupondius, 139 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P, radiate head right.
Rev: COS II S-C, Salus standing left by altar, holding rudder on globe and feeding serpent rising from the altar.
References: RIC 551 note; Riv. Ital. 1911, p. 190.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 14.367 grams.
1 commentsEB11/15/17 at 15:20okidoki: Very nice EB
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03 Constantius II3 viewsConstantius II,
22x23mm, 5.8g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, AN epsilon in ex Antioch 132
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/15/17 at 14:01Mat: Nice patina
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03 Constantius II4 views23mm, 4.3g
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANAI.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/15/17 at 14:01Mat: Very nice, I like the helmet on the stabber!
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03 Constantius II4 views23mm, 4.3g
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANAI.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/15/17 at 08:03Canaan: Very nice reverse!!
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Galerius10 viewsAE-Antoninianus
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
PRINCIPI IVVENTVT; Galerius stg. right, holding spear and globe.
Ex: XXIT
Ticinum
RIC 715
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia11/15/17 at 06:45Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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RPC-1503-Domitian24 viewsAR Drachm, 3.22g
Rome mint (for Lycia), 95 AD
RPC 1503 (2 spec.).
Obv: AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC IΔ YPATOY IZ; Two lyres with owl perched on top
Ex Lanz, eBay, October 2017.

A small issue of drachms were struck by Domitian for Lycia in 95. The style and six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the home mint. These drachms were produced alongside Domitian's Roman style cistophori from the same year. Both issues share the same Macedonian silver content of 80% fineness. The drachms weighed about one third of a cistophorus and likely were valued accordingly. It is not known if the two denominations circulated together or separately. Because of the drachms similar weight and appearance with contemporary denarii, they appear in denarius hoards all over the empire and seemed to have circulated with them. Interestingly, this drachm has the traditional Lycian lyres along with Athena's owl, perhaps an appropriate nod to Domitian's favourite deity.

Old cabinet toning and fine late style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton11/14/17 at 22:46Nemonater: Wonderful coin, the first I recall seeing!
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MPR 4754 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILITVM
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥E
WEIGHT 3.59g / AXIS: 5h / WIDTH:
RIC: 169 VAR. (OBVERSE LEGEND)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 475 (168 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 127
2 commentsBarnaba611/14/17 at 17:24okidoki: sharp obverse
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MPR 4754 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILITVM
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥E
WEIGHT 3.59g / AXIS: 5h / WIDTH:
RIC: 169 VAR. (OBVERSE LEGEND)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 475 (168 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 127
2 commentsBarnaba611/14/17 at 17:24okidoki: sharp obverse
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RPC-1503-Domitian24 viewsAR Drachm, 3.22g
Rome mint (for Lycia), 95 AD
RPC 1503 (2 spec.).
Obv: AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC IΔ YPATOY IZ; Two lyres with owl perched on top
Ex Lanz, eBay, October 2017.

A small issue of drachms were struck by Domitian for Lycia in 95. The style and six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the home mint. These drachms were produced alongside Domitian's Roman style cistophori from the same year. Both issues share the same Macedonian silver content of 80% fineness. The drachms weighed about one third of a cistophorus and likely were valued accordingly. It is not known if the two denominations circulated together or separately. Because of the drachms similar weight and appearance with contemporary denarii, they appear in denarius hoards all over the empire and seemed to have circulated with them. Interestingly, this drachm has the traditional Lycian lyres along with Athena's owl, perhaps an appropriate nod to Domitian's favourite deity.

Old cabinet toning and fine late style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton11/14/17 at 09:12FlaviusDomitianus: Nice find, these are not that easy to get.
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RIC 0126 Titus19 viewsObv: T DIVO AVG DIVI VESP F VESPASIANO, Deified Titus seated, leftt, on curule chair, with branch and sceptre
Rev: Legend clockwise, inwardly, from high right: MP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMIT AVG P M TR P P P / S C (center field)
AE/Sestertius 32.98 mm 23.42 g 6 h - Struck in Rome 81-82 A.D.
RIC 126 (R2 Domitian) - BMCRE 284 (Domitian) - Paris 293 (Domitian)
Purchased from Numismeo
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus11/14/17 at 06:15Canaan: Great one, congrats
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RPC-1503-Domitian24 viewsAR Drachm, 3.22g
Rome mint (for Lycia), 95 AD
RPC 1503 (2 spec.).
Obv: AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC IΔ YPATOY IZ; Two lyres with owl perched on top
Ex Lanz, eBay, October 2017.

A small issue of drachms were struck by Domitian for Lycia in 95. The style and six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the home mint. These drachms were produced alongside Domitian's Roman style cistophori from the same year. Both issues share the same Macedonian silver content of 80% fineness. The drachms weighed about one third of a cistophorus and likely were valued accordingly. It is not known if the two denominations circulated together or separately. Because of the drachms similar weight and appearance with contemporary denarii, they appear in denarius hoards all over the empire and seemed to have circulated with them. Interestingly, this drachm has the traditional Lycian lyres along with Athena's owl, perhaps an appropriate nod to Domitian's favourite deity.

Old cabinet toning and fine late style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton11/14/17 at 05:45Mat: Nice portrait and toning
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Vespasian Lydia Sardes Civic Issue Herakles34 viewsVespasian, Lydia, Sardes, civic issue, 69 - 79, AE15, Pseudo-autonomousRPC II 1310
OBV: CAPDIANWN, Laureate bust of Hercules right, lion skin on shoulders
REV: CAPDIANWN, Hercules standing right, leaning on club, ?? In right hand
2 commentsRomanorvm11/14/17 at 02:22helvetica: He is holding a lionskin in *his* left hand = RPC ...
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BYZANTINE, Phocas & Leontia, AE Follis, Struck c.A.D.602-603 at Antioch304 viewsObv: D(retrograde) N FOCA NE PE AV. Standing figures of Phocas on left, holding cross on globe and Leontia, nimbate, on right, holding sceptre topped by cross; cross between their heads.
Rev: Large Langobardian M, ANNO to left,cross above, numeral representing the regnal year to right (Year 1 on this coin). In exergue, THEuP', the mintmark for Theupolis (Antioch).
Sear 671
7 commentsLaetvs11/14/17 at 00:22Simon: Best depiction of Phocas and Mrs. I have ever seen...
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RIC 0126 Titus19 viewsObv: T DIVO AVG DIVI VESP F VESPASIANO, Deified Titus seated, leftt, on curule chair, with branch and sceptre
Rev: Legend clockwise, inwardly, from high right: MP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMIT AVG P M TR P P P / S C (center field)
AE/Sestertius 32.98 mm 23.42 g 6 h - Struck in Rome 81-82 A.D.
RIC 126 (R2 Domitian) - BMCRE 284 (Domitian) - Paris 293 (Domitian)
Purchased from Numismeo
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus11/13/17 at 22:08Jay GT4: Awesome
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RIC 0126 Titus19 viewsObv: T DIVO AVG DIVI VESP F VESPASIANO, Deified Titus seated, leftt, on curule chair, with branch and sceptre
Rev: Legend clockwise, inwardly, from high right: MP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMIT AVG P M TR P P P / S C (center field)
AE/Sestertius 32.98 mm 23.42 g 6 h - Struck in Rome 81-82 A.D.
RIC 126 (R2 Domitian) - BMCRE 284 (Domitian) - Paris 293 (Domitian)
Purchased from Numismeo
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus11/13/17 at 21:53David Atherton: Classic rarity. Congrats!
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V-NERO-a- 003 As RIC I/41631 viewsAv) NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS
Bare head right with globe at point of bust

Rv) PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP PP SC
Nero, as Apollo Citharoedus, advancing right. in flying robes, playing lyre

Weight: 10,5g; : 29mm; Reference: RIC I/416; Mint: LUGDUNUM
1 commentssulcipius11/13/17 at 18:46imperator: great coin
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RIC 0126 Titus19 viewsObv: T DIVO AVG DIVI VESP F VESPASIANO, Deified Titus seated, leftt, on curule chair, with branch and sceptre
Rev: Legend clockwise, inwardly, from high right: MP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMIT AVG P M TR P P P / S C (center field)
AE/Sestertius 32.98 mm 23.42 g 6 h - Struck in Rome 81-82 A.D.
RIC 126 (R2 Domitian) - BMCRE 284 (Domitian) - Paris 293 (Domitian)
Purchased from Numismeo
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus11/13/17 at 15:53Nemonater: Awesome find, first Ive ever seen!
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S.777 Anglo-Saxon sceat5 viewsSceatta of uncertain origin
S.777
Series BI
O: Diademed head right within serpent circle, pellets in front of face
R: Bird on cross

Series B sceattas likely originated in Kent and over time migrated up to East Anglia.

Possibly a contemporary imitation of a series B sceat, though many "official" types are extroardinarily blundered.

Ex- Leodis Hammered Coins, EMC 2013.0096
1 commentsNap11/12/17 at 23:37Callimachus: Nice coin. I agree "many 'official' types ...
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Vespasian-RIC-154762 viewsAR Denarius, 3.59g
Antioch mint, 72-73 AD
RIC 1547 (R2). BMC 498. RSC 588. RPC 1921 (2 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: VICTORIA AVG; Victory stg. r., on globe, with wreath and palm
Ex Nomos Obolos 7, 9 July 2017, lot 313.

An exceptionally rare denarius from Antioch - it is only the eighth known example (the others are: BM, Vienna, Tom Cederlind 2007, Helios 4, Gemini X, CNG E339, Lanz eBay 2017). This left facing portrait is unique in the Antiochene denarius issues, as well as the only appearance of Victory on globe in the series. Butcher and Ponting's metal analysis of the type found a silver bullion content of 99% - a remarkable level of fineness for an imperial or provincial issue at that time. The portrait style is identical to the Antiochene tetradrachms with the left facing portraits and eagle on base reverses struck somewhat contemporaneously in 71-72. This is strong evidence that the same die engravers were producing both imperial and provincial issues at Antioch.

A stunning portrait in ultra-high relief.
9 commentsDavid Atherton11/12/17 at 20:53socalcoins: Wow!!!
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Vespasian-RIC-139637 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 1396 (R2). BMC 431. RSC 280b. RPC 806 (2 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory, advancing l., holding wreath in extended r. hand and palm curving up in l.
Acquired from Pars Coins, September 2017. Ex Hirsch 326, 16 February 2017, lot 1924. Ex Savoca Live Auction 9, 21 August, 2016, lot 532.

Ephesus struck a small issue of denarii for Vespasian between 69 and 74. The vast majority of these Ephesian denarii have a mintmark of one sort or another. Those without one are preciously rare.
The earliest and rarest are undated with no mint mark and were minted in late 69 or early 70. This unmarked type with Victory on the reverse has been a most elusive one to acquire! Very scarce in trade.

Struck in fine Ephesian style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton11/12/17 at 20:52socalcoins: Incredible portait!!! Nice acquisition, David!
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S.804 Anglo-Saxon sceat9 viewsSceatta of uncertain origin, approximately 730-760
Mint: ?London ?East Anglia
Series L, type 12
S.804
Abramson 23-10
O: Diademed draped bust, above head "CNOONN"
R: Helmeted figure with two crosses, likely standing in a boat

This unusual sceatta has mostly been found in East Anglia, suggesting its manufacture was in that region. The inscription is probably meant to read "LVNDONIA" and is possibly copied from other coins that read "DE LVNDONIA". The moneyer was likely illiterate as the majority of these coins appear blundered.

The figure on the back, holding the two crosses, and standing on what appears to be a (very small) boat, may be a missionary teaching Christianity to other peoples somewhere across the North Sea or English Channel. The reverse appears on other sceats, such as coins of series K.

Ex- Silbury Coins
2 commentsNap11/12/17 at 19:28Mat: Fantastic addition
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Sicily, Syracuse, c. 435-415 BC. Tetras8 views16mm, 3.57g, 9h
Head of Arethusa r.; dolphin behind. R/ Octopus; three pellets around. CNS II, 1; SNG ANS 376ff.; HGC 2, 1428. Dark green patina, VF - Good VF
1 commentsLeo11/12/17 at 19:20okidoki: Very nice Leo
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S.804 Anglo-Saxon sceat9 viewsSceatta of uncertain origin, approximately 730-760
Mint: ?London ?East Anglia
Series L, type 12
S.804
Abramson 23-10
O: Diademed draped bust, above head "CNOONN"
R: Helmeted figure with two crosses, likely standing in a boat

This unusual sceatta has mostly been found in East Anglia, suggesting its manufacture was in that region. The inscription is probably meant to read "LVNDONIA" and is possibly copied from other coins that read "DE LVNDONIA". The moneyer was likely illiterate as the majority of these coins appear blundered.

The figure on the back, holding the two crosses, and standing on what appears to be a (very small) boat, may be a missionary teaching Christianity to other peoples somewhere across the North Sea or English Channel. The reverse appears on other sceats, such as coins of series K.

Ex- Silbury Coins
2 commentsNap11/12/17 at 19:18okidoki: Very nice
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EB0431 Sabina / Venus2 viewsSabina, AE Sestertius, 136-137 AD
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA [HADRIANI AVG P P], draped bust right, hair in plait.
Rev: [VENERI GE]NERETICI S-C, Venus standing right, drawing out fold of drapery & holding apple.
References: RIC 1035; Cohen 74; BMC 1883
Diameter: 31.5mm, Weight: 21.37 grams.
1 commentsEB11/12/17 at 19:08okidoki: very nice in a special way
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119 Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VI 010e (? Not in RIC this Officina), AR-Argenteus, -/-/HE, VICTORIAE SARMATICAE, Four Tetrarchs, Very Rare! #158 views119 Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VI 010e (? Not in RIC this Officina), AR-Argenteus, -/-/HE, VICTORIAE SARMATICAE, Four Tetrarchs, Very Rare! #1
avers:- DIOCLETI ANVS AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- VICTORIAE SARMATICAE, The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing in front of 6 turreted campgate.
exergo: -/-/HE, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,50g, axis:0h ,
mint: Heraclea, date: 296 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-10e (?), p-, Jelocnik -; RSC 491b, Not in RIC this Officina Very Rare!
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans11/12/17 at 01:05Nemonater: Wow! A beautiful rarity!
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1ap_2 Messalina3 viewsThird wife of Claudius, married in 38 (?)

AE 20, Knossos mint

Bare headofClaudiusleft, CLAVDIVSCAESARAVGGERMANICVS

Draped bust of Messalina right, VALERIA MESSALINA [CAPITONE CYTHERONTE IIVIR] or [CYTHERO CAPITONE] (end of legend off flan)

According to Suetonius: [Claudius] was betrothed twice at an early age: to Aemilia Lepida, great-granddaughter of Augustus, and to Livia Medullina, who also had the surname of Camilla and was descended from the ancient family of Camillus the dictator. He put away the former before their marriage, because her parents had offended Augustus; the latter was taken ill and died on the very day which had been set for the wedding. He then married Plautia Urgulanilla, whose father had been honoured with a triumph, and later Aelia Paetina, daughter of an ex-consul. He divorced both these, Paetina for trivial offences, but Urgulanilla because of scandalous lewdness and the suspicion of murder. Then he married Valeria Messalina, daughter of his cousin Messala Barbatus. But when he learned that besides other shameful and wicked deeds she had actually married Gaius Silius, and that a formal contract had been signed in the presence of witnesses, he put her to death and declared before the assembled praetorian guard that inasmuch as his marriages did not turn out well, he would remain a widower, and if he did not keep his word, he would not refuse death at their hands. . . . [He later married Agrippina Jr.]

He had children by three of his wives: by Urgulanilla, Drusus and Claudia; by Paetina, Antonia; by Messalina, Octavia and a son, at first called Germanicus and later Britannicus. . . .

But it is beyond all belief, that at the marriage which Messalina had contracted with her paramour Silius he signed the contract for the dowry with his own hand, being induced to do so on the ground that the marriage was a feigned one, designed to avert and turn upon another a danger which was inferred from certain portents to threaten the emperor himself. . . .

He was so terror-stricken by unfounded reports of conspiracies that he had tried to abdicate. When, as I have mentioned before, a man with a dagger was caught near him as he was sacrificing, he summoned the senate in haste by criers and loudly and tearfully bewailed his lot, saying that there was no safety for him anywhere; and for a long time he would not appear in public. His ardent love for Messalina too was cooled, not so much by her unseemly and insulting conduct, as through fear of danger, since he believed that her paramour Silius aspired to the throne. . . .

Appius Silanus met his downfall. When Messalina and Narcissus had put their heads together to destroy him, they agreed on their parts and the latter rushed into his patron's bed-chamber before daybreak in pretended consternation, declaring that he had dreamed that Appius had made an attack on the emperor. Then Messalina, with assumed surprise, declared that she had had the same dream for several successive nights. A little later, as had been arranged, Appius, who had received orders the day before to come at that time, was reported to be forcing his way in, and as if were proof positive of the truth of the dream, his immediate accusation and death were ordered. . . .


1 commentsBlindado11/11/17 at 16:44Mat: Very nice
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 0826 views Centenionalis
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed and bearded
Minted in Constantinople (G | _ // CONSIA*).
References:- RIC VIII Constantinople 82 (Rare reverse legend break)

4.91g. 23.68 mm. 180 degrees.

Attractive golden toning
2 commentsmaridvnvm11/11/17 at 10:27okidoki: COOL addition
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RIC 25212 viewsAureus, 134-138
Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Head, bare, r.
Rev: IVSTITIA AVG
Iustitia seated l., holding patera and sceptre.

18mm, 7.15g
1 commentsklausklage11/11/17 at 06:03Canaan: Great coin!!!
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Amiens 0475 viewsAE2
Obv: DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; Delta behind bust
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards soldier
Minted in Amiens. (// AMB)
Reference: RIC VIII Amiens 47 (S)

3.53g. 22.15 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/11/17 at 02:26Randygeki(h2): A very cool find. Congrats!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 0826 views Centenionalis
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed and bearded
Minted in Constantinople (G | _ // CONSIA*).
References:- RIC VIII Constantinople 82 (Rare reverse legend break)

4.91g. 23.68 mm. 180 degrees.

Attractive golden toning
2 commentsmaridvnvm11/11/17 at 02:25Randygeki(h2): Another great coin!
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 0774 viewsAE2
Obv: DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; Delta behind bust
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian cap, reaching back towards soldier
Minted in Alexandria (// ALED),
Reference: RIC VIII Alexandria 77 (C2)

4.64g. 21.17 mm. 0 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/11/17 at 02:24Randygeki(h2): Very nice style . Great coin
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EB0420 Trajan / Arabia6 viewsTrajan, AR drachm, 113-114 AD.
Obv: AYTOKΡ KAIC NEΡ TΡAIAN CEB ΓEΡM, Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: ΔHMAΡX [EX IC (or IZ)] YΠAT ς, Arabia standing left, holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks, camel to left.
References: Sydenham 184-185 (under Caesarea).
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.082 grams.
1 commentsEB11/10/17 at 07:07Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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066 - Caracalla AE27 - Bithynia, Creteia-Flaviopolis 4 viewsObv:- AV K M AVR ANTONINO, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- KRHEVT-EIWN FLOVIOPOL-ITWN, Eagle standing facing, head right, wings open, standing on garlanded altar decorated with bucranium between a pair of legionary standards
Minted in Bithynia, Creteia-Flaviopolis
References:- RG -. SNG Aulock -.

8.47 gms. 28.96mm x 26.35mm. 180 degree orientation.
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/10/17 at 06:54Randygeki(h2): Nice one
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 079 var. 8 viewsAE2
Obv: DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards soldier
Minted in Alexandria (Dot S Dot | _ // ALEA),
Reference: cf RIC VIII Alexandria 79 (C2) where soldier wears peaked cap
2 commentsmaridvnvm11/10/17 at 06:53Randygeki(h2): Wonderful coin!
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Reigns of Valerian and Gallienus. AE23, Alexandria, Troas 3 viewsAE23
Obv: CO-L TROA, turreted bust of Tyche right, vexillum behind;
Rev: CO AVG TRO, eagle, with open wings, standing right on forepart of a bull
Minted in Alexandria, Troas, c. 253 - 268 A.D. reigns of Valerian and Gallienus

22.38 mm. 5.22 gms.
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/10/17 at 06:52Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 3354 viewsAE2
Obv: DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; A behind bust
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards the emperor
Minted in Siscia (LXXII | _ // *ASIS crescent),
Reference: RIC VIII Siscia 335 (C).
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/10/17 at 06:52Randygeki(h2): Nice! I'd like at least one from siscia
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1348 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 128-38 AD Asclepius standing14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1348; RIC II 481a; Metcalf, Cistophori type 20 (unlisted dies); RSC 290.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Asclepius standing front head l. holding serpent-wreathed rod in r., l. arm at side.

11.06 gr
28.50 mm
6h

Note.
CNG 409 lot 602
Ex Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 761612 (December 2005).
4 commentsokidoki11/10/17 at 04:16Jay GT4: Saw this one. Glad you got it
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1348 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 128-38 AD Asclepius standing14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1348; RIC II 481a; Metcalf, Cistophori type 20 (unlisted dies); RSC 290.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Asclepius standing front head l. holding serpent-wreathed rod in r., l. arm at side.

11.06 gr
28.50 mm
6h

Note.
CNG 409 lot 602
Ex Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 761612 (December 2005).
4 commentsokidoki11/09/17 at 21:37Sam: Fantastic.
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Julia Domna, Denarius, FORTVNAE FELICI3 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna
Born circa 170AD - Died 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: 196 - 211AD
19.0 x 17.5mm
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: FORTVNAE FELICI; Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopia and rudder on globe, child at her feet, left.
Rome Mint
RIC 554; Sear (1988 edition) 1838?, (2000 edition) 6584 var; RSC 57; BMC 29.
Aorta: 89: B6, O2, R41, T43, M4.
distinctivecoins 332414052453
11/6/17 11/9/17
1 commentsNicholas Z11/09/17 at 21:17Mat: Great coin!
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1348 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 128-38 AD Asclepius standing14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1348; RIC II 481a; Metcalf, Cistophori type 20 (unlisted dies); RSC 290.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Asclepius standing front head l. holding serpent-wreathed rod in r., l. arm at side.

11.06 gr
28.50 mm
6h

Note.
CNG 409 lot 602
Ex Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 761612 (December 2005).
4 commentsokidoki11/09/17 at 18:48Mat: Very nice & stern portrait
956_P_Hadrian_RPC1348.jpg
1348 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 128-38 AD Asclepius standing14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1348; RIC II 481a; Metcalf, Cistophori type 20 (unlisted dies); RSC 290.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Asclepius standing front head l. holding serpent-wreathed rod in r., l. arm at side.

11.06 gr
28.50 mm
6h

Note.
CNG 409 lot 602
Ex Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 761612 (December 2005).
4 commentsokidoki11/09/17 at 18:09FlaviusDomitianus: Beautiful indeed!
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 079 var. 8 viewsAE2
Obv: DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards soldier
Minted in Alexandria (Dot S Dot | _ // ALEA),
Reference: cf RIC VIII Alexandria 79 (C2) where soldier wears peaked cap
2 commentsmaridvnvm11/09/17 at 14:37Canaan: Nice Alexandrian
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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)11/09/17 at 14:36Canaan: Nice reverse
IMG_3424.jpg
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)11/09/17 at 13:59Mat: Well centered!
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Macedonian Coin - Philip II 359/336BC - Unit136 viewsMacedonian Coin GAE061
Philip II 359/336BC - Unit
AE 16.6-17.3mm : 6.26gm
OBV - Apollo laureate head facing left
REV - Youth on prancing horse to right, PHILIPPOY above, trident below
REF - SNGANS 925
4 commentsPtolemAE11/09/17 at 12:41peterpil19: Excellent portrait, one of the best I have seen. Y...
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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)11/09/17 at 11:43maridvnvm: Nice one with great details.
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04 Constantius Gallus4 views
DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right; A behind bust
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
bare-headed, reaching,LXXII left, wreath in center
AQP in ex
Aquileia 198
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/09/17 at 11:43maridvnvm: These LXXII types are always interesting
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Henry VII (1485 - 1509 A.D.)12 viewsAR Groat
O: hENRIC DI GRA REX AGL Z FRA, Crowned facing bust in tressure of arches; crown of two arches, outer jeweled (crown 4).
R:POSVI DEV ADIVTOR MEV CIVITAS LONDON, Long cross; trefoils in quarters, cross end 8, saltire stops, coded stops 20/10.
London mint; mm:anchor (upright). Struck 1499-1502.
Class IIIc
25mm
3.03g
Cf. SCBI 23 (Ashmolean), 363; North 1705c; SCBC 2199.

Double Struck Obverse
1 commentsMat11/09/17 at 07:34Randygeki(h2): Another cool one
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Julia Domna (194 - 217 A.D)10 viewsJulia Domna (194 - 217 A.D)
AR Denarius
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Draped bust right.
R: MATER DEVM; Cybele seated left between two lions, wearing towered crown, branch in right hand, scepter in left hand, resting left arm on drum.
Rome Mint 205 A.D.
19mm
3.01g
Reference: RIC IVa 564, p. 169.
1 commentsMat11/09/17 at 07:32Randygeki(h2): I like the portrait on this one alot.
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Crusaders, Frankish Greece, Principality of Achaea, William of Villehardouin, 1245 - 1278 AE denier .7 viewsCrusaders, Frankish Greece, Principality of Achaea, William of Villehardouin, 1245 - 1278 AE denier .
0.6 Gr.
Obverse : G P ACCAIE . Short cross pattee .
Reverse : + CORINTI . Genoese gateway .
CCS 1 ; Schl. XII,10. Metcalf 881-883
Extremely rare
1 commentsVladislav D11/09/17 at 00:12Nemonater: Congrats on a great find!
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Antoninus Pius, AD Sestertius, ITALIA seated4 viewsAncient Rome, 2nd Century AD, 'ITALIA'
AE Sestertius, weight: 22.1 Grams.
Titles in Latin:
obv: " ANTONINUS AUG PIUS PP " - Laureate crowned bust of Emperor facing right.
rev: " TR POT COS III " - Italia, facing left, seated on globe, holding caduceus and spear. " S C " in each field, " ITALIA " below, in exergue.
3 commentsrexesq11/08/17 at 16:00Mat: Very nice, looks to have good surfaces too.
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Domitian - AS As, Rome Mint - VIRTUTI AUGUSTI - 10.92 Grams30 viewsAncient Rome.
Emperor Domitian(81 - 96 AD), AE As.
Latin titles;
obv: Laureate crowned bust of Emperor Domitian facing right.
rev:" VIRTUTI AUGUSTI " - Virtus standing right in military dress, holding vertical spear in one hand, parazonium in other arm. One knee slightly raised.
" SC " in fields, to either side of Virtus.

Weight 10.92 Grams
4 commentsrexesq11/08/17 at 15:57Mat: Nice example
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06 Constantius Gallus8 viewsConstantius Gallus
24 MM. 4.61 G
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R-EPARATIO
beared?, Phrygian helmet, clutching
CONS epsilon / Γ left / centre
Constantinople 107
Rare (rev. break)
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/08/17 at 14:09Mat: Nice addition, I like the obverse
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06 Constantius Gallus8 viewsConstantius Gallus
24 MM. 4.61 G
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R-EPARATIO
beared?, Phrygian helmet, clutching
CONS epsilon / Γ left / centre
Constantinople 107
Rare (rev. break)
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/08/17 at 13:16Canaan: I like the hair cut
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06 Constantius Gallus8 viewsConstantius Gallus
24 MM. 4.61 G
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R-EPARATIO
beared?, Phrygian helmet, clutching
CONS epsilon / Γ left / centre
Constantinople 107
Rare (rev. break)
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/08/17 at 09:07maridvnvm: Nice one. The horseman is really funky.
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Domitian - AS As, Rome Mint - VIRTUTI AUGUSTI - 10.92 Grams30 viewsAncient Rome.
Emperor Domitian(81 - 96 AD), AE As.
Latin titles;
obv: Laureate crowned bust of Emperor Domitian facing right.
rev:" VIRTUTI AUGUSTI " - Virtus standing right in military dress, holding vertical spear in one hand, parazonium in other arm. One knee slightly raised.
" SC " in fields, to either side of Virtus.

Weight 10.92 Grams
4 commentsrexesq11/08/17 at 07:58David Atherton: Congrats!
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EB0363 Mark Antony, AR Legionary Denarius10 viewsMark Antony, AR Legionary Denarius, 32-31 BC
Obv: Praetorian galley, ANT AVG III VIR R P C. Two Γ's (banker's marks) left of center.
Rev: legionary eagle between two standards, LEG VIII.
References: Syd. 1225.
Diameter: 17.5 mm, Weight: 3.637 grams.
2 commentsEB11/08/17 at 02:13Jay GT4: Nice example
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EB0360, Mn Aemilius Lepidus, Brockage AR Denarius25 viewsMn Aemilius Lepidus, Brockage AR Denarius
Obv: Diademed, laureate bust of Roma R., ROMA before, star behind
Rev: Same incuse L.
References: Syd. 554?
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.78 g
2 commentsEB11/08/17 at 02:12Jay GT4: Real nice
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Antoninus Pius, AD Sestertius, ITALIA seated4 viewsAncient Rome, 2nd Century AD, 'ITALIA'
AE Sestertius, weight: 22.1 Grams.
Titles in Latin:
obv: " ANTONINUS AUG PIUS PP " - Laureate crowned bust of Emperor facing right.
rev: " TR POT COS III " - Italia, facing left, seated on globe, holding caduceus and spear. " S C " in each field, " ITALIA " below, in exergue.
3 commentsrexesq11/08/17 at 01:49wileyc: Nice looking coin, reflecting a sense of what it i...
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EB0404 Domitian / Alter5 viewsDomitian, Fourre AR Denarius, 82 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right.
Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P, lighted and garlanded altar.
References (for non-Fourree): RIC II 94. Rare.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 2.809 grams.
1 commentsEB11/08/17 at 01:44Jay GT4: Is this a fouree?
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Titus/Salus33 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 73 AD
O:Head of Titus right, laureate, bearded; T CAES IMP VESP CENS
R: SALVS AVG; Salus seated left with patera
- RIC 518 (R2)
3 commentsNemonater11/07/17 at 21:46FlaviusDomitianus: Strong portrait
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Titus/Salus33 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 73 AD
O:Head of Titus right, laureate, bearded; T CAES IMP VESP CENS
R: SALVS AVG; Salus seated left with patera
- RIC 518 (R2)
3 commentsNemonater11/07/17 at 21:29Jay GT4: Outstanding!
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Titus/Salus33 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 73 AD
O:Head of Titus right, laureate, bearded; T CAES IMP VESP CENS
R: SALVS AVG; Salus seated left with patera
- RIC 518 (R2)
3 commentsNemonater11/07/17 at 13:29David Atherton: Superb portrait!
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VI - Gallienus AR/BI Antoninianus - RESTIT GALLIAR rev - V.RARE - Rev.7 viewsEmperor Gallienus Antoninianus - RESTIT GALLIAR.
Weight: 3.51 grams, Lyons mint. 259 AD.
obv: IMP GALLIENUS. P.F. AUG - Radiate draped and cuirassed just right, seen from the front.
rev: RESTIT GALLIAR - Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, and raising kneeling Galic female who holds cornucopia.

Very Rare Gallic War Issue.
2 commentsrexesq11/07/17 at 03:54rexesq: Thanks . I've only seen this reverse in catal...
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County of Tripoli .Bohemond VI AD 1251-1275 . AR.Gros11 viewsCounty of Tripoli .Bohemond VI AD 1251-1275 . AR.Gros
26mm, 4.20 g
O : +BOEMVNDVS COMES, cross in octofoil.
R : + CIVITAS TRIPOLI, star within octofoil.
CCS 22 , Metcalf 490
Ex. CNG 336 , lot 388.
2 commentsVladislav D11/07/17 at 03:52Nemonater: A Beauty!
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Domitian - AS As, Rome Mint - VIRTUTI AUGUSTI - 10.92 Grams30 viewsAncient Rome.
Emperor Domitian(81 - 96 AD), AE As.
Latin titles;
obv: Laureate crowned bust of Emperor Domitian facing right.
rev:" VIRTUTI AUGUSTI " - Virtus standing right in military dress, holding vertical spear in one hand, parazonium in other arm. One knee slightly raised.
" SC " in fields, to either side of Virtus.

Weight 10.92 Grams
4 commentsrexesq11/07/17 at 03:42rexesq: My first Domitian
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Tarentum, diobolo (380-325 a.C.)2 viewsDiobolo, Tarentum (380-325 a.C.)
AR, 0.81 gr , 13 mm., BB
D/ Testa di Atena con elmo decorato con Scilla.
R/ Eracle che combatte contro il leone di Nemea.
HN Italy 911
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia dal 6 novembre 2017, numero catalogo 386), ex collezione Alessandro Vanni, Tinia numismatica (Follonica, Italia, fino all'ottobre 2017)
1 commentspaolo11/07/17 at 02:26Jay GT4: Nice
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV (ca. 2nd half of 2nd century A.D.)5 viewsvan't Haaff 17.2.1-1; de Morgan 54; BMC plate XLII, 2; Sear GICV 5914; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.11 g., 14.12 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing diadem band, with large hair tuft on top and sides of head; pellet border.

Rev: Bust of Artemis facing left, wearing low tiara with crest of dots; to right, anchor with one crossbar on top; pellet border.
1 commentsStkp11/05/17 at 20:24Robert L3: Excellent example of the type. Congrats.
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Kushan: Vima Takto (Soter Megas), ca. 80 - 113 AD9 viewsAE tdr., 8,19gr, 21,3mm,
Senior ISCH type 17.1 (rounded letters), MACW 2957
mint: Taxila, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, right, w/ diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; five rays surrounding head; short hair, beardless; raised left arm and hand on lower rim holding sceptre; triple necklace; tamgha in left field; dotted border 14:30 - 20h.
rev.: figure mounted on horse, right, on exergual line; tamgha in right field; inscription BACIΛEΩN CΩT(HP) along lower half of rim;

G. Clark, VA.
1 commentsSchatz11/05/17 at 01:20peterpil19: Nice desert patina and sharp details!
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Shapur II (309 - 379 A.D.)11 viewsAR Drachm
O: Crowned bust right.
R: Fire altar with bust of Ahura-Mazda in flames, and with two attendants.
26.6mm
3.45g
Gbl type 1a/6a
2 commentsMat11/05/17 at 01:11peterpil19: Nice coin and nice toning!
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Shapur II (309 - 379 A.D.)11 viewsAR Drachm
O: Crowned bust right.
R: Fire altar with bust of Ahura-Mazda in flames, and with two attendants.
26.6mm
3.45g
Gbl type 1a/6a
2 commentsMat11/04/17 at 23:20Randygeki(h2): Sweet addition!
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Vespasian-RIC-1425 var.44 viewsAR Denarius, 2.54g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD
RIC 1425 var. BMC - . RSC - . RPC - .
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. l., with wreath and palm; at lower l., BY
Ex Savoca Coins, eBay, October 2017.

An unpublished Victory adv. left for Vespasian's Ephesian Group 5 denarii. A unique specimen with Victory adv. right is cited in RIC II.1 (RIC 1425) for the group. A second Victory left specimen, a double die match with mine, has been noted in Doug Smith's collection. With the appearance of these two coins both Victory types can now be attested for Group 5. Tentatively the type will be considered a variant of RIC 1425 until it is officially assigned a place in the upcoming Addenda. It should be noted that COS III denarii are seen much more commonly with the EPHE mintmark where both Victory types are already attested. Generally speaking, denarii dated COS III with the BY mintmark are so rare that Mattingly in BMCRE II doubted many of the standard Ephesian types existed for the group. However, he did note a COS III Victory left with an unclear mintmark, citing Cohen 279 (BMC II p. 94, note).

Struck in fine Ephesian style.

4 commentsDavid Atherton11/04/17 at 18:59Nemonater: Very cool, congrats!
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Roman Empire , Emperor Philip I , the Syrian. AD 244 - 2498 viewsSilver Antoninianus (21.2 mm & 3.93 g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Roma sitting left, holding Victory and scepter.
EF , Sear 8952.
1 commentsSam11/04/17 at 12:58Canaan: Nice additions Sam, congrats.
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.18.20.01 corrr. (rev. only)4 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 14.62g, 27.97mm, 180
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV K L C - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. VPA.OOV TERTVLLOV NIKOPO POC(sic!) ICTRO
Asklepios in himation,stg. frontal, looking l., resting with r. arm on his snake staff
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
rev. No. 8.18.20.1 corr. (for Caracalla, writes TERTV - LLOV)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.1.7 (same die)
probably unpublished
very rare, F+, emerald green patina

Another example of a parallel issue for members of the imperial family.
1 commentsJochen11/04/17 at 05:10Randygeki(h2): Love that green
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Roman Empire, Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Hadrian standing 1441A10 viewsReference.
unpublished; RPC III, 1441var. on reverse legend; RIC 532 var.; C. 576 var. (Augustus); Metcalf, Cistophori of Hadrian 92 var.

Person Augustus (under Hadrian) (Divus)

Obv. IMP CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Head of Augustus r.

Rev. HADRIANVS AVGGVSTVS REN (sic)
Hadrian togate standing half-left, holding grain stalk in right and roll in left in toga.

9.89 gr

RPC new number 1441A
1 commentsokidoki11/04/17 at 05:10Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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S.1087 Eadward the Elder (Dudig?)6 viewsPenny of Eadward "the Elder", king of Wessex, 899-924
Moneyer: Dudig?
Mint: Unknown
Mercia-South East dies
S. 1087
O: +EADVVEAREX
R: +DVD +++ oI Mo

This penny may be a contemporary imitation of Eadward's official issue, from the Danelaw, or it may be just the misengraving of a barely literate moneyer. A moneyer named Dudig is known to strike coins for Eadward as well as his father Alfred

Ex- Heritage Auctions, CNG
1 commentsNap11/04/17 at 02:09Callimachus: Another beautiful coin.
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Syria, Apameia, BMC 158 viewsSYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria, Apameia
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: AΠAMEΩN THΣ EIΡAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY KΛ, Elephant standing right, date H before
Minted: Pompeian Era year 8 (57/6 B.C.)
Size: Weight: 8.98 g. Diameter: 21 mm
Ids: HGC 9, 1420 ,BMC 15, Lindgren I 2036, SNG Mnchen 794
1 commentsickster11/03/17 at 23:06Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 125 6 viewsAe2
Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Antioch (//ANA).
Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 125 (C)
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/03/17 at 23:02Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 127 15 viewsAE2
Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with cross on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Antioch (* | _ /ANE). A.D. 348 to A.D. 350
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 127 (S)

Ex Kunker 288, ex. Collection Dr. Rainer Pudill
3 commentsmaridvnvm11/03/17 at 23:02Randygeki(h2): Wonderful style and detail
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Demetrios I Soter (162-150 BC). Serrate Ae. Antioch.3 viewsObv: Horse's head left.
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY. Elephant's head right.
References: SC 1646. HGC 9, 833. SNG Spaer 1299-1304.
3.61 g. 16 mm.
1 commentsCanaan11/03/17 at 23:01Randygeki(h2): Nice
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Caracalla, AR Denarius, 196-198 AD.6 viewsObverse: M AVR ANTON - CAES PONTIF. Bust of Caracalla, bareheaded, draped on the right, seen three quarters behind.
Reverse: PRI-NCIPI - IVVEN- [TVTIS]. Caracalla standing on the left, holding a scepter in the right hand and a baton on the left; behind him, a trophy.
References: RIC 13a, RSC 505. R2.
17mm and 2.63 grams.
1 commentsCanaan11/03/17 at 23:01Randygeki(h2): Cool denarius
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Louis XIV (1638 - 1715 A.D.)9 viewsAR Ecu
O: LVDXIIIIDG (soleil) FRETNAVREX, Bust with square neckline.
R: Lettering:SITNOMENDOMINI E BENEDICTVM 1693 M Crowned round arms of France within sprays.
Toulouse - flan rform
38mm
27.45g
Dy# 1520
1 commentsMat11/03/17 at 23:01Randygeki(h2): Nice addition Mat
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Louis XV (1710 - 1774 A.D.)9 viewsAR cu au bandeau
O: LUDXVDGFRET NARE BD(entrelaes), Head with headband left.
R: SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1761 L, Crowned round arms of France within sprays.
Bayonne Mint
41mm
29.24g
Dy# 1680, KM 512.12
1 commentsMat11/03/17 at 23:00Randygeki(h2): Like like it's in good condition. cool coin
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Louis XVI (1754 - 1793 A.D.)7 viewsAR cu aux branches d'olivier
O: LUDXVIDGFR - ET NAREBD(entrelaces); Ornamental stitching on uniform.
R: SIT NOMEN DOMINI - BENEDICTUM 1783 A, Crowned arms of France within branches.
Paris Mint
42mm
29.48g
Dy# 1708, KM 564.1
1 commentsMat11/03/17 at 22:59Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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EB0377 Tiberius, Globe & Rudder24 viewsTiberius, AE As, AD 36-37.
Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VII, Laureate head left.
Rev: PONTIF MAX TR POT XXXIIX, Globe and rudder, large S-C.
References: RIC 64; sear5 1772.
Diameter: 27.5 mm, Weight: 11.026 grams.
2 commentsEB11/03/17 at 18:16okidoki: nice reverse
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S.1089 Aethelstan (Godfred)10 viewsPenny of Aethelstan, king of Wessex, 924-939
Moneyer: Godfred
Mint: Unknown
North East mint
S. 1089
O: +AEDELSTAN REX
R: GOFD +++ RED Mo

Aethelstan, with the sobriquet "the Glorious" consolidated power in the former heptarchy, and can probably be considered the first king of England.

Ex- Silbury Coins, J.Radford
1 commentsNap11/03/17 at 16:11Callimachus: Gorgeous coin.
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VI - Gallienus AR/BI Antoninianus - VIRT GALLIENI - RARE REV - Rev.45 viewsEmperor Gallienus Antoninianus

obv: IMP GALLIENUS.P.F.AUG - Radiate bust right,cuirassed and seen from the front.
rev: VIRT GALLIENI AUG - Emperor Gallienus, in full military dress, treading down enemy.
3 commentsrexesq11/03/17 at 03:15Mat: Im sure, there is still some good deals to be had....
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5611 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Diobol 125-25 AD Uraeus left12 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5611; Dattari-Savio Pl. 101, 7982 (this coin); Emmett 1145.10

Issue L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ or L ΔΕ = year 10

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

Rev. L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ
Serpent (Uraeus) erect, l., crowned with disc and horns

8.71 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
1 commentsokidoki11/02/17 at 20:16EB: Another great Dattari coin!
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EB0377 Tiberius, Globe & Rudder24 viewsTiberius, AE As, AD 36-37.
Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VII, Laureate head left.
Rev: PONTIF MAX TR POT XXXIIX, Globe and rudder, large S-C.
References: RIC 64; sear5 1772.
Diameter: 27.5 mm, Weight: 11.026 grams.
2 commentsEB11/02/17 at 20:15Jay GT4: Nice one
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13 Constans71 viewsConstans AE 24mm.
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman wearing Phrygian helmet, forwards on hands and knees. Star right
ASIS in ex
Siscia 211
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/02/17 at 20:15Jay GT4: Dynamic reverse!
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Domitian - AS As, Rome Mint - VIRTUTI AUGUSTI - 10.92 Grams30 viewsAncient Rome.
Emperor Domitian(81 - 96 AD), AE As.
Latin titles;
obv: Laureate crowned bust of Emperor Domitian facing right.
rev:" VIRTUTI AUGUSTI " - Virtus standing right in military dress, holding vertical spear in one hand, parazonium in other arm. One knee slightly raised.
" SC " in fields, to either side of Virtus.

Weight 10.92 Grams
4 commentsrexesq11/02/17 at 16:36okidoki: nice
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13 Constans71 viewsConstans AE 24mm.
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman wearing Phrygian helmet, forwards on hands and knees. Star right
ASIS in ex
Siscia 211
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/02/17 at 13:42Mat: Nice patina
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Vespasian-RIC-1425 var.44 viewsAR Denarius, 2.54g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD
RIC 1425 var. BMC - . RSC - . RPC - .
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. l., with wreath and palm; at lower l., BY
Ex Savoca Coins, eBay, October 2017.

An unpublished Victory adv. left for Vespasian's Ephesian Group 5 denarii. A unique specimen with Victory adv. right is cited in RIC II.1 (RIC 1425) for the group. A second Victory left specimen, a double die match with mine, has been noted in Doug Smith's collection. With the appearance of these two coins both Victory types can now be attested for Group 5. Tentatively the type will be considered a variant of RIC 1425 until it is officially assigned a place in the upcoming Addenda. It should be noted that COS III denarii are seen much more commonly with the EPHE mintmark where both Victory types are already attested. Generally speaking, denarii dated COS III with the BY mintmark are so rare that Mattingly in BMCRE II doubted many of the standard Ephesian types existed for the group. However, he did note a COS III Victory left with an unclear mintmark, citing Cohen 279 (BMC II p. 94, note).

Struck in fine Ephesian style.

4 commentsDavid Atherton11/02/17 at 11:11FlaviusDomitianus: Interesting rarity!
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13 Constans71 viewsConstans AE 24mm.
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman wearing Phrygian helmet, forwards on hands and knees. Star right
ASIS in ex
Siscia 211
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/02/17 at 10:49maridvnvm: Really glad you got this one.
IMG_3395.jpg
13 Constans71 viewsConstans AE 24mm.
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman wearing Phrygian helmet, forwards on hands and knees. Star right
ASIS in ex
Siscia 211
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/02/17 at 07:53Canaan: very nice artistic one!!!
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1672 KB - Hungary - 6 Krajczar, Silver, Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I7 views Hungary - 1672, AR Six Krajczar coin.
Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I (the hogmouth) of the Hapsburg family that ruled Austria for centuries.

obv:" LEOPOLDUS.D.G.R.I.S.GE.HU.B.REX." - Laureate crowned, draped bust facing right, titles encircling designs.
Below Bust of Emperor ; Roman Numerals: "VI" encircled at 6 O'Clock, denomination, 6 Silver Krajczar.

rev:" PATRONA.HUNGARI .1672. " - Madonna(Mary) holding Christ child in arms.
Coat of Arms below at 6 O'Clock.
2 commentsrexesq11/02/17 at 07:09rexesq: Thank you very much !! ☆☆☆☆...
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EB0374 Livia, carpentum4 viewsLivia, AE Sestertius, Struck under Tiberius, AD 22-23.
Obv: SPQR IVLIAE AVGVST in three lines, funeral carpentum drawn right by two mules.
Rev: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXIIII around large SC.
References: RIC 51; BMCRE 76; Cohen 6; Sear 1738.
Diameter: 35mm, Weight: heavy.
1 commentsEB11/02/17 at 06:03Jay GT4: Tough coin to get, congrats!
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EB0376 Tiberius as Caesar, AE As, 8-12 AD.4 viewsTiberius as Caesar, AE As, 8-12 AD.
Obv: TI CAESAR AVGVST F IMPERATOR V, bare head right.
Rev: [PONTI]FEX TRIBVN POTES[TATE XII] around large SC.
References: RIC I 470.
Diameter: 27.5 mm, Weight: 11.081 grams.
1 commentsEB11/02/17 at 06:02Jay GT4: Good one!
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VI - Gallienus AR/BI Antoninianus - VIRT GALLIENI - RARE REV - Rev.45 viewsEmperor Gallienus Antoninianus

obv: IMP GALLIENUS.P.F.AUG - Radiate bust right,cuirassed and seen from the front.
rev: VIRT GALLIENI AUG - Emperor Gallienus, in full military dress, treading down enemy.
3 commentsrexesq11/02/17 at 06:00rexesq: Thanks my friend. I have seen very few ($300ish US...
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Vespasian-RIC-1425 var.44 viewsAR Denarius, 2.54g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD
RIC 1425 var. BMC - . RSC - . RPC - .
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. l., with wreath and palm; at lower l., BY
Ex Savoca Coins, eBay, October 2017.

An unpublished Victory adv. left for Vespasian's Ephesian Group 5 denarii. A unique specimen with Victory adv. right is cited in RIC II.1 (RIC 1425) for the group. A second Victory left specimen, a double die match with mine, has been noted in Doug Smith's collection. With the appearance of these two coins both Victory types can now be attested for Group 5. Tentatively the type will be considered a variant of RIC 1425 until it is officially assigned a place in the upcoming Addenda. It should be noted that COS III denarii are seen much more commonly with the EPHE mintmark where both Victory types are already attested. Generally speaking, denarii dated COS III with the BY mintmark are so rare that Mattingly in BMCRE II doubted many of the standard Ephesian types existed for the group. However, he did note a COS III Victory left with an unclear mintmark, citing Cohen 279 (BMC II p. 94, note).

Struck in fine Ephesian style.

4 commentsDavid Atherton11/02/17 at 05:50ickster: You have to be pleased with this. Congrats!
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Vespasian-RIC-1425 var.44 viewsAR Denarius, 2.54g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD
RIC 1425 var. BMC - . RSC - . RPC - .
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. l., with wreath and palm; at lower l., BY
Ex Savoca Coins, eBay, October 2017.

An unpublished Victory adv. left for Vespasian's Ephesian Group 5 denarii. A unique specimen with Victory adv. right is cited in RIC II.1 (RIC 1425) for the group. A second Victory left specimen, a double die match with mine, has been noted in Doug Smith's collection. With the appearance of these two coins both Victory types can now be attested for Group 5. Tentatively the type will be considered a variant of RIC 1425 until it is officially assigned a place in the upcoming Addenda. It should be noted that COS III denarii are seen much more commonly with the EPHE mintmark where both Victory types are already attested. Generally speaking, denarii dated COS III with the BY mintmark are so rare that Mattingly in BMCRE II doubted many of the standard Ephesian types existed for the group. However, he did note a COS III Victory left with an unclear mintmark, citing Cohen 279 (BMC II p. 94, note).

Struck in fine Ephesian style.

4 commentsDavid Atherton11/02/17 at 05:27Jay GT4: Great eye David. I was watching this one
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1672 KB - Hungary - 6 Krajczar, Silver, Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I7 views Hungary - 1672, AR Six Krajczar coin.
Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I (the hogmouth) of the Hapsburg family that ruled Austria for centuries.

obv:" LEOPOLDUS.D.G.R.I.S.GE.HU.B.REX." - Laureate crowned, draped bust facing right, titles encircling designs.
Below Bust of Emperor ; Roman Numerals: "VI" encircled at 6 O'Clock, denomination, 6 Silver Krajczar.

rev:" PATRONA.HUNGARI .1672. " - Madonna(Mary) holding Christ child in arms.
Coat of Arms below at 6 O'Clock.
2 commentsrexesq11/02/17 at 05:02Stkp: nice coin
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VI - Gallienus AR/BI Antoninianus - VIRT GALLIENI - RARE REV - Rev.45 viewsEmperor Gallienus Antoninianus

obv: IMP GALLIENUS.P.F.AUG - Radiate bust right,cuirassed and seen from the front.
rev: VIRT GALLIENI AUG - Emperor Gallienus, in full military dress, treading down enemy.
3 commentsrexesq11/01/17 at 14:01Mat: Nice reverse strike
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VI - Gallienus AR/BI Antoninianus - Bust left, w/ shield and spear. RARE. Rev6 views1 commentsrexesq11/01/17 at 13:57Mat: Nice reverse
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VI - Gallienus AR/BI Antoninianus - RESTIT GALLIAR rev - V.RARE - Rev.7 viewsEmperor Gallienus Antoninianus - RESTIT GALLIAR.
Weight: 3.51 grams, Lyons mint. 259 AD.
obv: IMP GALLIENUS. P.F. AUG - Radiate draped and cuirassed just right, seen from the front.
rev: RESTIT GALLIAR - Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, and raising kneeling Galic female who holds cornucopia.

Very Rare Gallic War Issue.
2 commentsrexesq11/01/17 at 13:55Mat: Nice addition
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VI - Gallienus AR/BI Antoninianus - Bust left, w/ shield and spear. RARE. obv4 views1 commentsrexesq11/01/17 at 13:55Mat: Great obverse, I want this type sometime
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1441A Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Hadrian standing17 viewsReference.
unpublished; RPC III, 1441var. on reverse legend; RIC 532 var.; C. 576 var. (Augustus); Metcalf, Cistophori of Hadrian 92 var.

Person Augustus (under Hadrian) (Divus)

Obv. IMP CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Head of Augustus r.

Rev. HADRIANVS AVGGVSTVS REN (sic)
Hadrian togate standing half-left, holding grain stalk in right and roll in left in toga.

9.89 gr
27 mm
6h

Note.
Peus auction 420 lot 305
Sammlung Dr. Neussel Nr. 385
3 commentsokidoki11/01/17 at 13:52FlaviusDomitianus: Very interesting engraver's error.
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1441A Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Hadrian standing17 viewsReference.
unpublished; RPC III, 1441var. on reverse legend; RIC 532 var.; C. 576 var. (Augustus); Metcalf, Cistophori of Hadrian 92 var.

Person Augustus (under Hadrian) (Divus)

Obv. IMP CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Head of Augustus r.

Rev. HADRIANVS AVGGVSTVS REN (sic)
Hadrian togate standing half-left, holding grain stalk in right and roll in left in toga.

9.89 gr
27 mm
6h

Note.
Peus auction 420 lot 305
Sammlung Dr. Neussel Nr. 385
3 commentsokidoki11/01/17 at 13:48Mat: Fantastic!
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1441A Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Hadrian standing17 viewsReference.
unpublished; RPC III, 1441var. on reverse legend; RIC 532 var.; C. 576 var. (Augustus); Metcalf, Cistophori of Hadrian 92 var.

Person Augustus (under Hadrian) (Divus)

Obv. IMP CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Head of Augustus r.

Rev. HADRIANVS AVGGVSTVS REN (sic)
Hadrian togate standing half-left, holding grain stalk in right and roll in left in toga.

9.89 gr
27 mm
6h

Note.
Peus auction 420 lot 305
Sammlung Dr. Neussel Nr. 385
3 commentsokidoki11/01/17 at 13:18Jay GT4: Great find
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VI - SALONINA - AR/BI Antoninianus, VENUS9 viewsAncient Rome, mid 3rd Century AD.
Silver/Billon Antoninianus of Empress Salonina, died 268 AD. Rome mint.
Latin titles;
obv: " SALONINA AUG " - Bust of Empress Salonina, hair braided and crowned with a Tiara. Draped bust, set upon a crescent moon. Frontal.
rev: " VENUS AUG " - Goddess Venus standing left, holding helmet in outstretched hand, and spear in other, elbow resting on shield set on ground. "PXV" below.
*The weight is 4,73 grams, quite heavy for the time period. Also, amazing detail on the Empress' bust, specifically her braids and the crescent moon her bust sits upon.*
2 commentsrexesq11/01/17 at 08:14rexesq: Thanks mate, same here! And the detail on the cres...
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0 - Caracalla - Tetradrachm #6.19 views Ancient Roman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (198 - 217 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria. - #3

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate bust right.
rev: Eagle standing on leg and thigh of sacrificial animal. Head right, tail right, wings spread, holding wreath in beak.

Weight: 12.98 / 13.0 grams
1 commentsrexesq11/01/17 at 02:20Mat: Another great tet!
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Trajan Decius Tetradrachm 12.6 Grams - FRONTAL bust4 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Decius (249 - 251 AD) Frontal bust right.
AR Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria.

(titles in Greek;)
obv: Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed. Seen from the FRONT. One dot below.
rev: Eagle standing right on palm branch, wreath in beak, tail left. "SC" below.

12.6 Grams
1 commentsrexesq11/01/17 at 02:20Mat: Great portrait and toning. And yes, I have gotten ...
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)74 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CΕΒ, Radiate and cuirassed bust left seen from the front.
R: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑΤΟ Γ, Eagle standing right, wings spread, head right, wreath in beak.
ANTIOXIA/S C in two lines below.
Antioch Mint, Stuck Year 3 246/247 A.D.
11.7g
26mm
Prieur 359

Scarce

Thanks to Potator II for the info:
Prieur # 359 than 360, 360 having the eagle with wings spread, while yours has its left wing (left to us, right eagle's wing) behind leg, which is even better, Prieur giving 7 examples of #360 and only 1 of #359
6 commentsMat10/31/17 at 20:09rexesq: You certainly have gotten some killer tets sincr I...
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Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 A.D.)53 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ANTWNINOC CEB EVCEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
R: Artemis advancing right, holding bow in left hand, drawing arrow from quiver with right; LE in left field. Dated RY 5 (141/2 AD)
21mm
10.93g
Kln 1364; Dattari 2151; Milne 1705; BMC Alexandria -; Emmett 1362/5.
1 commentsMat10/31/17 at 20:06rexesq: That is a very nice reverse....you don't see m...
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Gallienus (253 - 268 A.D.)50 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: DEO MARTI, Mars in temple.
Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne) mint, 258-259 A.D.
21mm
3.45g
RIC 10

Reverse Die Clash
2 commentsMat10/31/17 at 20:01rexesq: Nice one, I got a bunch of cool Gallienus Antonini...
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Elagabalus, (218 - 222 A.D.)25 viewsAR Antonianus
O: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Radiate and draped bust right.
R: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory running right, holding wreath and palm.
Rome Mint
22mm
4.54g
RIC 155

Ex Vauctions 368 (Beast Coins), Lot # 158
2 commentsMat10/31/17 at 19:58rexesq: Beautiful! !
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Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.)44 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, , radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the front.
R: P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Pluto seated left, extending right hand, holding vertical scepter in left; at his feet to left, Cerberus seated left, turning his three heads right.
Rome
20mm
5.2g
RIC IV 261c; RSC III 299a; BMCRE V 124
6 commentsMat10/31/17 at 19:57rexesq: Beautiful coin! Lovely frontal bust and great reve...
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7 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 Antoninianus 248, AR 22.5mm., 5.26g. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust r. Rev. Antelope standing left; in exergue, VI. RIC 21. C 189.
From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection; Ex: Naville Numismatics Ltd, live auction 23, lot 461
1 commentspaul188810/31/17 at 19:54rexesq: Love it!
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4030 JUDAEA, Gaza Hadrian AE 21 132-33 AD Tyche standing6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4030; Sofaer 69; De Saulcy 6-7, BMC 36

Issue Year 4 = 193

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС С
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Rev. ΓΑΖΑ Δ (Ε)ΕΠΙ ΓЧΡ
Tyche standing left, holding scepter and cornucopia; heifer to lower left, symbol of Marnas to lower right.

8.58 gr
21 mm
12h

Note.
From the Franois Righetti Collection, purchased from Shraga Quedar.
1 commentsokidoki10/31/17 at 07:37Canaan: Very nice example of the type
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3267 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Sandan standing26 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3267; Levante 996; Prieur 768

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Sandan, wearing tall headdress and long cloak, standing, r., on horned lion; he wears on his l. side bow-case and sword crossing the bow-case; his r. hand is raised and he holds bipennis and wreath in left.

9.94 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Sandan (or Sandon or Sandas) was an ancient Anatolian god associated with both war and the weather, and was known in the area of Tarsos from Hittite times (the second half of the 2nd millenium BC). The figure of Sandan on a lion first appears on the coinage of Tarsus in the 2nd century BC, but it was certainly much older. The shrine to Sandan in Tarsus existed at least until the 3rd century AD
6 commentsokidoki10/31/17 at 07:34Canaan: The best Hadrian i have ever seen!!!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 127 15 viewsAE2
Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with cross on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Antioch (* | _ /ANE). A.D. 348 to A.D. 350
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 127 (S)

Ex Kunker 288, ex. Collection Dr. Rainer Pudill
3 commentsmaridvnvm10/30/17 at 23:06ickster: One of the best reverse figures I've seen. Nic...
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5890 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 133-34 AD Dioscuri standing facing11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5890; Emmett 950; Dattari (Savio) 1684.

Issue L IH = year 18

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

Rev. L ΙΗ
Dioscuri (clothed) standing facing, each holding parazonium and spear

23.54 gr
35 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki10/30/17 at 23:05ickster: That must be great in hand!
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EB0369 Augustus / XXXIIII10 viewsAugustus, AE AS Struck 11-12 AD.
Obv: IMP CAESAR DIVI F AVGVSTVS IMP XX, bare head left.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POT XXXIIII around large SC.
References: RIC 471; sear5 1689; Cohen 226.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 11.192 grams.
2 commentsEB10/30/17 at 23:04ickster: That's a keeper
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EB0369 Augustus / XXXIIII10 viewsAugustus, AE AS Struck 11-12 AD.
Obv: IMP CAESAR DIVI F AVGVSTVS IMP XX, bare head left.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POT XXXIIII around large SC.
References: RIC 471; sear5 1689; Cohen 226.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 11.192 grams.
2 commentsEB10/30/17 at 23:02Jay GT4: Nice one
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5890 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 133-34 AD Dioscuri standing facing11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5890; Emmett 950; Dattari (Savio) 1684.

Issue L IH = year 18

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

Rev. L ΙΗ
Dioscuri (clothed) standing facing, each holding parazonium and spear

23.54 gr
35 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki10/30/17 at 19:09Canaan: Lovely, great patina and sharp details!!
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EB0367 Augustus, Caius & Lucius 11 viewsAugustus, AR Denarius, Struck 2 BC - 4 AD.
Obv: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE laurate head of Augustus right.
Rev: AUGUSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, C L CAESARES in exergue, Caius & Lucius Caesars standing facing, shield and spears between them; simpulum and lituus above.
References: BMC 433; RIC 207.
Diameter: 18.5 mm, Weight: 3.803 grams.
1 commentsEB10/30/17 at 14:51okidoki: Very nice keep them comming
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 127 15 viewsAE2
Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with cross on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Antioch (* | _ /ANE). A.D. 348 to A.D. 350
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 127 (S)

Ex Kunker 288, ex. Collection Dr. Rainer Pudill
3 commentsmaridvnvm10/30/17 at 14:05Mat: Nice details on both sides
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6276 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Sobek-Geb/Kronos standing8 viewsReference.
RPC 6276.30 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 301, 10969 (this coin).; Emmett 1256

Issue Coptite

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

Rev. ΚΟΠΤ, L ΙΑ
Sobek-Geb/Kronos standing, l., bearded, veiled, wearing sun disk, holding harpa in l. hand, and dorcas gazelle, l., in r. hand

5.07 gr
21 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
1 commentsokidoki10/30/17 at 06:15EB: Great coin!
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RIC 48 Domitian66 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P COS VII DES VIII
Curule chair, wreath above

Rome, September 13-December 31, 81 AD

3.5g

RIC 48 (C)

Ex- RM Collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
8 commentsJay GT410/30/17 at 02:28NORMAN K: Beautiful coin.
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RIC 70 Domitian Denarius 37 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Seat draped, above winged thunderbolt

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g

10 reverse dies known with this paticular obverse type from a die study of 178 specimens.
8 commentsJay GT410/30/17 at 02:26NORMAN K: nice find
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Byzantine, JOHN II, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1 88 views
OBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 21mm

Weight 4.03.gm

6 commentsSimon10/29/17 at 23:07wileyc: Remarkable coin, thanks for sharing
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EB0364 Mark Antony / Sol11 viewsMark Antony, AR Denarius, Athens mint, 38-37 BC.
Obv: M ANTONIVS M F M N AVGVR IM TER, Antony standing right, dressed as priest, veiled, wearing toga & holding a lituus.
Rev: III VIR R P C COS DESIG ITER ET TERT, radiate head of Sol right.
References: Syd. 1199.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 3.543 grams.
1 commentsEB10/29/17 at 22:53Jay GT4: Very nice!
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Struck A.D. 66 - 67 under Nero. DIVUS AUGUSTUS. AR Billon tetradrachm of Alexandria.3 viewsObverse: NERΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓER AY. Radiate bust of Nero facing left, wearing aegis; before LIΓ = regnal year 13 = A.D.66-67.
Reverse: ΘEOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ. Radiate head of Augustus facing right.
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 12.5gms | Die Axis: 12
GICV : 636 | Emmett : 113
Ex Pavlos S. Pavlou (London)
1 comments*Alex10/29/17 at 22:53Jay GT4: Nice one Alex
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Struck A.D.136 - 137. HADRIAN. AR (Billon) Tetradrachm of Alexandria.3 viewsObverse: AVT KAIC TPA AΔPIANOC CEB. Laureate head of Hadrian facing left.
Reverse: No legend. Demeter, wearing long chiton, standing facing left, holding poppies and grain ears in her right hand and long torch in her left. In field, L K A (= regnal year 21 = A.D.136-137).
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 12.1gms | Die Axis: 12
Milne : 1518 | Emmett : 832 (var) | Dattari : 1336 | Geissen : 1210
RARE
1 comments*Alex10/29/17 at 21:06okidoki: nice Hadrian tet
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EB0362 Mark Antony & Octavian11 viewsMark Antony & Octavian, AR Denarius, 32-31 BC
Obv: M ANTON IMP III VIR R P C AVG, bare head of Antony right. Unknown letter (banker's mark) under chin.
Rev: CAESAR IMP PONT III VIR R P C, bare head of Octavian right.
References: Syd. 1181,1194; sear5 1506.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.469 grams.
1 commentsEB10/29/17 at 18:23ickster: Nice examlpe! Love the toning around Marcus.
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EB0363 Mark Antony, AR Legionary Denarius10 viewsMark Antony, AR Legionary Denarius, 32-31 BC
Obv: Praetorian galley, ANT AVG III VIR R P C. Two Γ's (banker's marks) left of center.
Rev: legionary eagle between two standards, LEG VIII.
References: Syd. 1225.
Diameter: 17.5 mm, Weight: 3.637 grams.
2 commentsEB10/29/17 at 17:21ickster: Nice example! Love the obverse.
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Roman Empire, Domitian Sestertius75 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate bust right wearing aegis.
Rev. Emperor on horseback, holding shield and brandishing spear, trampling kneeling Germanic warrior; SC in exergue.
Mint: Rome, 86 A.D.

36mm 26.00g

RIC 280; BMCRE 300a; BN 317

Ex Roma Numismatics, Auction XIV, 21st September 2017, Lot 710.
7 commentskc10/29/17 at 14:07Simon: Beautiful Coin!
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Byzantine, JOHN II, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1 88 views
OBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 21mm

Weight 4.03.gm

6 commentsSimon10/29/17 at 13:18*Alex: Great coin.
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RPC-1655-Titus as Caesar32 viewsAR Drachm, 3.03g
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 73-74 AD
RPC 1655 (2 spec.).
Obv: AYTO KAI OYЄCΠACIANOC CEBACTOY YIOC; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: NIKH CЄBACTH; Nike advancing r., wreath in r. hand, palm in l. hand
Acquired from eBay, October 2017.

Caesarea in Cacppadocia struck a fairly large issue of silver coins in 76/77 AD. There are two distinct styles: 'Roman' (with a 6 o'clock die axis) struck at Rome for circulation in Cappadocia, and 'local' (with a 12 o'clock die axis) struck at Caesarea. Drachms with the Nike type were struck for Titus Caesar in both Roman and local style. This coin is most certainly a Cappadocian produced piece based on style and the 12 o'clock die axis. It is slightly scarcer than the corresponding Rome issue. With a fineness near 48%, this drachm was overvalued against the denarius by 67%, assuming the two denominations were of equal value.

Fine local style and nicely toned.
4 commentsDavid Atherton10/29/17 at 08:30Randygeki(h2): Nice. It kind of reminds of Tiberius
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Heraclea 0648 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laureate and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs
Minted in Heraclea; (//SMH), A.D. 348-351. First series without officina letter.
Reference: RIC VIII Heraclea 64 (R)

4.64 gms. 22.24 mm. 180 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm10/29/17 at 08:28Randygeki(h2): Nice find. Congrats!
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Rome 020 var8 viewsFollis
Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left, holding right hand high in salute and globe
Minted in Rome (R | F / R * S). A.D. 314
Reference(s) RIC VII Rome 20 var (Unlisted officina. Listed for P-R4, T-R5 and Q-R5 so not unexpected)

4.15 gms. 20.94 mm. 180 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm10/29/17 at 08:28Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Constantine Follis36 viewsConstantine I. Follis. Constantinople (328-9)
Obv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed, draped bust right
Rev: CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus, looking right, holding palm branch in each hand, trophy in background, captive seated left at foot.
Officina letter B in left field. Mintmark CONS star.
RIC VII 38 B (R4). EF-/EF. Very scarce.
Ex: Dattari Collection
Jesus Vico Auction 147 March 9, 2017
4 commentsorfew10/29/17 at 07:19Metrodorus: Nice!
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Kings of Macedon, Philip II, 359-336 BC, 1623 viewsHead of Apollo right.
ФIΛIΠΠOY Youth on horseback right; below, dolphin above AP monogram.

Hersh 1999, p.163, 31; SNG Alpha Bank 405; SNG ANS 909; SNG Munchen 188-189; Mionnet vol. I, 752.
Uncertain Macedonian mint.

(16 mm, 6.44 g, 1h)
Coin India; found in Pakistan
1 commentsn.igma10/29/17 at 04:10peterpil19: beautiful coin
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Valentinian AV Solidus11 viewsValentinianus I, 364-375. AV Solidus 364/367, Antioch. Offizina Z.
(20.70 mm 3.90 g)
Obv: D N VALENTINI - ANVS P F AVG Draped, cuirassed bust with pearl diadem to r. Rev. RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE Emperor standing facing with labarum and victory on globus. In exergue ANTZ.
RIC 2a. C. 28.
Thin graffito on obv. Edge slightly clipped. Fine.
Sincona Auction #41 October 23, 2017.
3 commentsorfew10/29/17 at 03:26Jay GT4: Gold fever!
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Byzantine, JOHN II, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1 88 views
OBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 21mm

Weight 4.03.gm

6 commentsSimon10/29/17 at 03:22ickster: Nicely centred! Congrats.
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BYZANTINE, ALEXIUS I, AE TETARTERON S-1929 DOC 38 CLBC 2.4.5 52 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19.11mm

Weight 2.6gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver.

DOC lists 9 examples with weight s running from 1.82gm to 5.10gm and size from 18mm to 22mm

I have numerous examples of this coin, this is by far the most attractive I have ever seen and it is one of the highlights of my collection.
1 commentsSimon10/29/17 at 03:21ickster: I love earthen/sand highlighting. Nice coin.
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Valentinian AV Solidus11 viewsValentinianus I, 364-375. AV Solidus 364/367, Antioch. Offizina Z.
(20.70 mm 3.90 g)
Obv: D N VALENTINI - ANVS P F AVG Draped, cuirassed bust with pearl diadem to r. Rev. RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE Emperor standing facing with labarum and victory on globus. In exergue ANTZ.
RIC 2a. C. 28.
Thin graffito on obv. Edge slightly clipped. Fine.
Sincona Auction #41 October 23, 2017.
3 commentsorfew10/28/17 at 23:18Mat: Nice piece!
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5462 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 123-24 AD Triumphal arch 8 viewsReference.
Emmett 1061.8; RPC III, 5462; Cf. Dattari 1895-1898

Issue L H = year 8

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

Rev. L Η
Triumphal arch surmounted by Quadriga with statue of Emperor

17.51 gr
35 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki10/28/17 at 22:52David Atherton: Interesting reverse.
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Valentinian AV Solidus11 viewsValentinianus I, 364-375. AV Solidus 364/367, Antioch. Offizina Z.
(20.70 mm 3.90 g)
Obv: D N VALENTINI - ANVS P F AVG Draped, cuirassed bust with pearl diadem to r. Rev. RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE Emperor standing facing with labarum and victory on globus. In exergue ANTZ.
RIC 2a. C. 28.
Thin graffito on obv. Edge slightly clipped. Fine.
Sincona Auction #41 October 23, 2017.
3 commentsorfew10/28/17 at 22:51David Atherton: Fantastic!
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Salonina (254 - 268 A.D.)51 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: CORN SALONINA AVG, Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent.
R: VESTA, Vesta standing left, holding patera and scepter.
3.4g
23mm
RIC V 39A ; RSC 137
5 commentsMat10/28/17 at 22:05okidoki: love the obverse
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Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt.11 viewsBillon tetradrachm, Dattari 5392; Geissen 3038; BMC Alexandria p. 303, 2327; Milne 4240; Curtis 1701; SNG Cop 847; Kampmann-Ganschow 104.25; Emmett 3883, VF, well centered on a tight flan, attractive style, dark patina with coppery high points, 10.116g, 20.3mm, 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 269 - 28 Aug 270 A.D.; obverse AVT K KLAVDIOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse bust of Hermanubis right, wearing modius with lotus-petal in front, himation over shoulder, date LB (year 2) in left field, winged caduceus over palm in right.
Anubis, represented as a jackal or as a man with the head of a jackal, was the Egyptian god of the dead. He presided over the embalming of the dead and conducted souls into the underworld. The Greeks and Romans often scorned Egypt's animal-headed gods as bizarre and primitive (they mockingly called Anubis the Barker) but they also identified Anubis with Hermes, morphing them into Hermanubis.
EX; FORVM Ancient Coins / The Sam Mansourati Collection.

**My comment; A Superb reverse . This is what I like to call, a forbidden to touch reverse for married gentelmen.
1 commentsSam10/28/17 at 21:37okidoki: Congrats Sam great reverse
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County of Tripoli .Bohemond VI AD 1251-1275 . AR.Gros11 viewsCounty of Tripoli .Bohemond VI AD 1251-1275 . AR.Gros
26mm, 4.20 g
O : +BOEMVNDVS COMES, cross in octofoil.
R : + CIVITAS TRIPOLI, star within octofoil.
CCS 22 , Metcalf 490
Ex. CNG 336 , lot 388.
2 commentsVladislav D10/28/17 at 14:41Mat: Very nice!
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Heraclea 0648 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laureate and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs
Minted in Heraclea; (//SMH), A.D. 348-351. First series without officina letter.
Reference: RIC VIII Heraclea 64 (R)

4.64 gms. 22.24 mm. 180 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm10/28/17 at 14:41Mat: Nice hut, Martin
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Rome 020 var8 viewsFollis
Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left, holding right hand high in salute and globe
Minted in Rome (R | F / R * S). A.D. 314
Reference(s) RIC VII Rome 20 var (Unlisted officina. Listed for P-R4, T-R5 and Q-R5 so not unexpected)

4.15 gms. 20.94 mm. 180 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm10/28/17 at 14:41Mat: Lovely look to it!
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3269A CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Apollo standing vis vis with Perseus 24 viewsReference.
RPC III -, cf. 3269-70 (both with differing bust type). Prieur 770 var. (differing bust type).
same bust type as 3267

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Apollo, naked and on left, standing right, holding laurel branch in his left hand, left elbow resting on tripod snake inside, clasping right hands with Perseus, naked and on right, standing left, holding harpa in his left hand.

10.61 gr
27 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki10/28/17 at 11:48maridvnvm: Absolutoely glorious looking coin.
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Gordian III (238 - 244 A.D.)40 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG; radiate draped bust right.
R: SECVRIT PERP; Securitas standing left with scepter, leaning on column.
Rome Mint
25mm
6.2g
RIC IV Rome 151

Very Heavy!
3 commentsMat10/28/17 at 11:48maridvnvm: Nice and heavy too....
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Honorius (392 - 395 A.D.)18 views2
O: DN HONORIVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Emperor standing, facing head right, holding standard and globe. ANTΓ in ex.
Antioch Mint
22mm
5.8g
RIC IX Antioch 68e
3 commentsMat10/28/17 at 11:48maridvnvm: A really lovely looking coin.
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, LIBERALITAS AVG VI5 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 209AD
21.0 x 19.0mm 3.60gr
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: LIBERALITAS AVG VI; Liberalitas standing left, holding coin dispenser and cornucopia.
Rome Mint
RIC 278a; RSC 298; Sear 6306; BMC 349.
Aorta: 783: B3, O81, R178, T108, M4.
treewalk123/John Tucker 132175418074
10/19/17 10/27/17
1 commentsNicholas Z10/28/17 at 10:27David Atherton: Very nice.
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3267 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Sandan standing26 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3267; Levante 996; Prieur 768

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Sandan, wearing tall headdress and long cloak, standing, r., on horned lion; he wears on his l. side bow-case and sword crossing the bow-case; his r. hand is raised and he holds bipennis and wreath in left.

9.94 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Sandan (or Sandon or Sandas) was an ancient Anatolian god associated with both war and the weather, and was known in the area of Tarsos from Hittite times (the second half of the 2nd millenium BC). The figure of Sandan on a lion first appears on the coinage of Tarsus in the 2nd century BC, but it was certainly much older. The shrine to Sandan in Tarsus existed at least until the 3rd century AD
6 commentsokidoki10/28/17 at 10:26David Atherton: Tremendous piece! Wow.
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3269A CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Apollo standing vis vis with Perseus 24 viewsReference.
RPC III -, cf. 3269-70 (both with differing bust type). Prieur 770 var. (differing bust type).
same bust type as 3267

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Apollo, naked and on left, standing right, holding laurel branch in his left hand, left elbow resting on tripod snake inside, clasping right hands with Perseus, naked and on right, standing left, holding harpa in his left hand.

10.61 gr
27 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki10/28/17 at 10:25David Atherton: Fantastic coin!
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161 - Constantine the Great (posthumous) - AE4 - RIC VIII 3212 viewsAE4
Obv: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, veiled bust right
Rev: VN | MR, Emperor veiled standing right
Minted in Alexandria (//SMALD) 337 - April 340 A.D
Reference: RIC VIII Alexandria 32
3 commentsmaridvnvm10/28/17 at 10:24David Atherton: A lovely coin.
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Gordian III (238 - 244 A.D.)40 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG; radiate draped bust right.
R: SECVRIT PERP; Securitas standing left with scepter, leaning on column.
Rome Mint
25mm
6.2g
RIC IV Rome 151

Very Heavy!
3 commentsMat10/28/17 at 10:23David Atherton: Lovely reverse.
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Honorius (392 - 395 A.D.)18 views2
O: DN HONORIVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Emperor standing, facing head right, holding standard and globe. ANTΓ in ex.
Antioch Mint
22mm
5.8g
RIC IX Antioch 68e
3 commentsMat10/28/17 at 10:22David Atherton: Beautiful coin!
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RIC 70 Domitian Denarius 37 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Seat draped, above winged thunderbolt

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g

10 reverse dies known with this paticular obverse type from a die study of 178 specimens.
8 commentsJay GT410/28/17 at 10:15Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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161 - Constantine the Great (posthumous) - AE4 - RIC VIII 3212 viewsAE4
Obv: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, veiled bust right
Rev: VN | MR, Emperor veiled standing right
Minted in Alexandria (//SMALD) 337 - April 340 A.D
Reference: RIC VIII Alexandria 32
3 commentsmaridvnvm10/28/17 at 10:14Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Byzantine bread stamp10 viewsByzantine style and texture, No exact time frame, similar to examples dated to the 7th century.
16.88 grams, 35mm max. Length and 30mm max.diameter
2 commentsCanaan10/28/17 at 10:14Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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Honorius (392 - 395 A.D.)18 views2
O: DN HONORIVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Emperor standing, facing head right, holding standard and globe. ANTΓ in ex.
Antioch Mint
22mm
5.8g
RIC IX Antioch 68e
3 commentsMat10/28/17 at 07:42Randygeki(h2): Nice patina!
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Gordian III (238 - 244 A.D.)40 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG; radiate draped bust right.
R: SECVRIT PERP; Securitas standing left with scepter, leaning on column.
Rome Mint
25mm
6.2g
RIC IV Rome 151

Very Heavy!
3 commentsMat10/28/17 at 07:42Randygeki(h2): Very heavy. Cool addition
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161 - Constantine the Great (posthumous) - AE4 - RIC VIII 3212 viewsAE4
Obv: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, veiled bust right
Rev: VN | MR, Emperor veiled standing right
Minted in Alexandria (//SMALD) 337 - April 340 A.D
Reference: RIC VIII Alexandria 32
3 commentsmaridvnvm10/28/17 at 05:39ickster: Love this coin! Great earthen highlights.
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06c. Constantine as Caesar: Serdica follis.38 viewsFollis, July 306 - Spring 307, Serdica mint.
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB CAESAR / Laureate bust of Constantine.
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI / Genius standing, chlamys over left shoulder, pouring liquid from patera, holding cornucopiae. A in right field.
Mint mark: . SM . SD .
8.28 gm., 27 mm.
RIC #26; PBCC #848; Sear #15532.

RIC (vol VI, p. 489) says of this coin: " Rare for the Augusti, and very rare for the Caesars. This was evidently a small issue." This was the first issue to have Constantine on it, and due to political considerations, the last at Serdica. If you want a coin from each of the 19 mints that produced coins for Constantine, Serdica is the hardest to find.
2 commentsCallimachus10/28/17 at 02:30Vincent: Still don't have one in forty years of collect...
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06c. Constantine as Caesar: Serdica follis.38 viewsFollis, July 306 - Spring 307, Serdica mint.
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB CAESAR / Laureate bust of Constantine.
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI / Genius standing, chlamys over left shoulder, pouring liquid from patera, holding cornucopiae. A in right field.
Mint mark: . SM . SD .
8.28 gm., 27 mm.
RIC #26; PBCC #848; Sear #15532.

RIC (vol VI, p. 489) says of this coin: " Rare for the Augusti, and very rare for the Caesars. This was evidently a small issue." This was the first issue to have Constantine on it, and due to political considerations, the last at Serdica. If you want a coin from each of the 19 mints that produced coins for Constantine, Serdica is the hardest to find.
2 commentsCallimachus10/27/17 at 22:39curtislclay: Neat acquisition!
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Caracalla Denarius - Sol Rector Orbis (RIC 39a)18 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 199-200 AD
3.43g

Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS

Rev: Sol, radiate, standing left, holding globe in his right hand and inverted spear with his left
RECTOR ORBIS

BMC 165, RSC 542, RIC 39a

Leu Numismatik Auction 1
3 commentsKained but Able10/27/17 at 19:06imperator: Great
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Roman Empire, Otho, Denarius CERES AVG 48 viewsSH79667. Silver denarius, Muona Otho 10b; Butcher-Ponting-Muona 6; ANSCD 1958.217.1; BnF III 1; RIC I 1 (7 spec. known, all minted with the same die-pair), Nice VF, the best portrait and most attractive of the seven known specimens, light rose toning, a few light marks and spots of porosity, Rome mint, weight 3.273g, maximum diameter 17.8mm, die axis 180o, 9 Mar - 17 Apr 69 A.D.; obverse IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TRP, bare head right; reverse CERES AVG, Ceres standing left, grain-ears raised in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; from the Jyrki Muona Collection

This is the rarest Otho denarius type and one of the rarest 1st century Roman denarii. Only two museums, Paris and ANS, hold examples. A further specimen was found in archeological context in Denmark in 1990s. Besides these, four additional specimens are known. This coin has the best portrait and is clearly the most attractive of the seven known. Jyrki Muona obtained it in 2002 at the NYINC from Glenn Woods.

Otho minted three separate issues. The first and second issues followed Galba's standard of 90% silver. Otho's third issue was debased to 80% silver. All coins of the third issue share the reverse legend PONT MAX, perhaps to make it easy to distinguish the debased coins. One might think our rare coin is simply a reverse legend error for Otho's third issue, PONT MAX Ceres type. However, as Butcher et al. have shown, this is not the case. If CERES AVG was a simple reverse legend error, the flan would be 80% silver. This CERES AVG type was struck on second issue 90% silver flans, probably during planning for the third issue, and perhaps only for testing. The type was apparently not distributed, and was withdrawn, and melted when it was decided to debase the coinage and use the PONT MAX legend. It appears a small number were released, most likely by mistake.
3 commentsJoe Sermarini10/27/17 at 19:05imperator: beauty
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3269A CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Apollo standing vis vis with Perseus 24 viewsReference.
RPC III -, cf. 3269-70 (both with differing bust type). Prieur 770 var. (differing bust type).
same bust type as 3267

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Apollo, naked and on left, standing right, holding laurel branch in his left hand, left elbow resting on tripod snake inside, clasping right hands with Perseus, naked and on right, standing left, holding harpa in his left hand.

10.61 gr
27 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki10/27/17 at 14:48Mat: Another wonderful reverse depiction and find all a...
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RPC-1655-Titus as Caesar32 viewsAR Drachm, 3.03g
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 73-74 AD
RPC 1655 (2 spec.).
Obv: AYTO KAI OYЄCΠACIANOC CEBACTOY YIOC; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: NIKH CЄBACTH; Nike advancing r., wreath in r. hand, palm in l. hand
Acquired from eBay, October 2017.

Caesarea in Cacppadocia struck a fairly large issue of silver coins in 76/77 AD. There are two distinct styles: 'Roman' (with a 6 o'clock die axis) struck at Rome for circulation in Cappadocia, and 'local' (with a 12 o'clock die axis) struck at Caesarea. Drachms with the Nike type were struck for Titus Caesar in both Roman and local style. This coin is most certainly a Cappadocian produced piece based on style and the 12 o'clock die axis. It is slightly scarcer than the corresponding Rome issue. With a fineness near 48%, this drachm was overvalued against the denarius by 67%, assuming the two denominations were of equal value.

Fine local style and nicely toned.
4 commentsDavid Atherton10/27/17 at 14:47Mat: Great find
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RPC-1655-Titus as Caesar32 viewsAR Drachm, 3.03g
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 73-74 AD
RPC 1655 (2 spec.).
Obv: AYTO KAI OYЄCΠACIANOC CEBACTOY YIOC; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: NIKH CЄBACTH; Nike advancing r., wreath in r. hand, palm in l. hand
Acquired from eBay, October 2017.

Caesarea in Cacppadocia struck a fairly large issue of silver coins in 76/77 AD. There are two distinct styles: 'Roman' (with a 6 o'clock die axis) struck at Rome for circulation in Cappadocia, and 'local' (with a 12 o'clock die axis) struck at Caesarea. Drachms with the Nike type were struck for Titus Caesar in both Roman and local style. This coin is most certainly a Cappadocian produced piece based on style and the 12 o'clock die axis. It is slightly scarcer than the corresponding Rome issue. With a fineness near 48%, this drachm was overvalued against the denarius by 67%, assuming the two denominations were of equal value.

Fine local style and nicely toned.
4 commentsDavid Atherton10/27/17 at 12:46Jay GT4: Good eye
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Caracalla Denarius - Sol Rector Orbis (RIC 39a)18 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 199-200 AD
3.43g

Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS

Rev: Sol, radiate, standing left, holding globe in his right hand and inverted spear with his left
RECTOR ORBIS

BMC 165, RSC 542, RIC 39a

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3 commentsKained but Able10/27/17 at 11:24Nemonater: Wonderful details!
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RPC-1655-Titus as Caesar32 viewsAR Drachm, 3.03g
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 73-74 AD
RPC 1655 (2 spec.).
Obv: AYTO KAI OYЄCΠACIANOC CEBACTOY YIOC; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: NIKH CЄBACTH; Nike advancing r., wreath in r. hand, palm in l. hand
Acquired from eBay, October 2017.

Caesarea in Cacppadocia struck a fairly large issue of silver coins in 76/77 AD. There are two distinct styles: 'Roman' (with a 6 o'clock die axis) struck at Rome for circulation in Cappadocia, and 'local' (with a 12 o'clock die axis) struck at Caesarea. Drachms with the Nike type were struck for Titus Caesar in both Roman and local style. This coin is most certainly a Cappadocian produced piece based on style and the 12 o'clock die axis. It is slightly scarcer than the corresponding Rome issue. With a fineness near 48%, this drachm was overvalued against the denarius by 67%, assuming the two denominations were of equal value.

Fine local style and nicely toned.
4 commentsDavid Atherton10/27/17 at 11:22Nemonater: Beautiful!
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Caracalla Denarius - Sol Rector Orbis (RIC 39a)18 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 199-200 AD
3.43g

Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS

Rev: Sol, radiate, standing left, holding globe in his right hand and inverted spear with his left
RECTOR ORBIS

BMC 165, RSC 542, RIC 39a

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3 commentsKained but Able10/27/17 at 06:48David Atherton: Wow! Fantastic portrait.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2385; DOC V 745-8; LPC 220.24; PCPC 221; Lianta 673-674)7 viewsObv: Two wings with six-pointed star above and below
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of emperor in portico, wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in right hand , and in left hand anexikakia
1 commentsQuant.Geek10/27/17 at 04:35wileyc: nice coin, wonderful obverse.
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1977 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.7 6 viewsOBV Small neat letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated 5 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.40mm

Weight 2.8gm

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.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in todays marketplace.
DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.

The rarer of the two monograms of Manuel, this coin is always heavier than the the other monogram coin. This example has a beautiful darkened highlights on a copper base.
1 commentsSimon10/27/17 at 03:16wileyc: wonderful coin, great strike the wear pattern real...
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RIC 70 Domitian Denarius 37 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Seat draped, above winged thunderbolt

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g

10 reverse dies known with this paticular obverse type from a die study of 178 specimens.
8 commentsJay GT410/26/17 at 20:57okidoki: Well centered
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RIC 70 Domitian Denarius 37 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Seat draped, above winged thunderbolt

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g

10 reverse dies known with this paticular obverse type from a die study of 178 specimens.
8 commentsJay GT410/26/17 at 14:16Canaan: Nice!
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070 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Genius-Fortunus standing Eastern mint12 viewsReference.
Strack *32;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right

Rev. COS III
Genius-Fortunus standing front, head to left, holding rudder with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left

3.51 gr
18 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki10/26/17 at 13:05Jay GT4: Great style
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9 views1 commentsQuant.Geek10/26/17 at 08:57Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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RIC 70 Domitian Denarius 37 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Seat draped, above winged thunderbolt

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g

10 reverse dies known with this paticular obverse type from a die study of 178 specimens.
8 commentsJay GT410/26/17 at 04:01Nemonater: Great portrait
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Gordian I Africanus / Athena30 viewsGordian I Africanus, Egypt, Alexandria. A.D. 238. BI tetradrachm (22 mm, 12.47 g, 12 h). RY 1.
O: A K M AN ΓOPΔIANOC CЄM AΦ ЄVCЄB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian I right
R: Athena seated left, holding Nike and spear; in left field, date (L A).
- Kln 2600; cf. Dattari (Savio) 4656 (legend); Kampmann & Ganschow 68.6., Ex Coin Galleries (16 July 2003), 264.

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

According to Edward Gibbon:

"An iniquitous sentence had been pronounced against some opulent youths of [Africa], the execution of which would have stripped them of far the greater part of their patrimony. () A respite of three days, obtained with difficulty from the rapacious treasurer, was employed in collecting from their estates a great number of slaves and peasants blindly devoted to the commands of their lords, and armed with the rustic weapons of clubs and axes. The leaders of the conspiracy, as they were admitted to the audience of the procurator, stabbed him with the daggers concealed under their garments, and, by the assistance of their tumultuary train, seized on the little town of Thysdrus, and erected the standard of rebellion against the sovereign of the Roman empire. (...) Gordianus, their proconsul, and the object of their choice [as emperor], refused, with unfeigned reluctance, the dangerous honour, and begged with tears that they should suffer him to terminate in peace a long and innocent life, without staining his feeble age with civil blood. Their menaces compelled him to accept the Imperial purple, his only refuge indeed against the jealous cruelty of Maximin (...)."

Because of the absence of accurate dating in the literary sources, the precise chronology of these events has been the subject of much study. The present consensus among historians assigns the following dates (all in the year 238 A.D.) to these events: March 22nd Gordian I, II were proclaimed Emperors in Africa; April 1st or 2nd they were recognized at Rome; April 12th they were killed (after reigning twenty days); April 22nd Pupienus and Balbinus were proclaimed Emperors; June 24th Maximinus and his son were assassinated outside of Aquileia; July 29th Pupienus and Balbinus were assassinated and Gordian III proclaimed as sole Augustus.
3 commentsNemonater10/26/17 at 00:03Blindado: You are a skilled hunter. Great coin!
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3267 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Sandan standing26 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3267; Levante 996; Prieur 768

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Sandan, wearing tall headdress and long cloak, standing, r., on horned lion; he wears on his l. side bow-case and sword crossing the bow-case; his r. hand is raised and he holds bipennis and wreath in left.

9.94 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Sandan (or Sandon or Sandas) was an ancient Anatolian god associated with both war and the weather, and was known in the area of Tarsos from Hittite times (the second half of the 2nd millenium BC). The figure of Sandan on a lion first appears on the coinage of Tarsus in the 2nd century BC, but it was certainly much older. The shrine to Sandan in Tarsus existed at least until the 3rd century AD
6 commentsokidoki10/25/17 at 22:48Steve P: Gorgeous example, my cool coin-friend
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RIC 70 Domitian Denarius 37 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Seat draped, above winged thunderbolt

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g

10 reverse dies known with this paticular obverse type from a die study of 178 specimens.
8 commentsJay GT410/25/17 at 22:28David Atherton: Nice example!
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113 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Galley right Eastern Mint12 viewsReference
Strack *55 (same die pair);Cohen 445.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head of Hadrian to right.

Rev. COS III
Galley with five oarsmen to right; at stern, arched cabin under a curved aplustre.

3.35 gr
19 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki10/25/17 at 22:17Jay GT4: Really nice
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Marcus Aurelius Denarius - Providentia (RIC 176)15 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 168-169 AD
3.27g

Obv: Laureate bust right.
ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX.

Rev: Providentia standing left, holding long scepter with left hand and rod with her right. Globe at her feet.
TR P XXII IMP IIII COS III

BMC 456 RSC 890 RIC 176

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2 commentsKained but Able10/25/17 at 21:59Mat: A beauty!
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RIC 70 Domitian Denarius 37 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Seat draped, above winged thunderbolt

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g

10 reverse dies known with this paticular obverse type from a die study of 178 specimens.
8 commentsJay GT410/25/17 at 21:58Mat: Wow thats nice, congrats
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RIC 70 Domitian Denarius 37 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Seat draped, above winged thunderbolt

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g

10 reverse dies known with this paticular obverse type from a die study of 178 specimens.
8 commentsJay GT410/25/17 at 21:49FlaviusDomitianus: Cool addition.
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Marcus Aurelius Denarius - Providentia (RIC 176)15 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 168-169 AD
3.27g

Obv: Laureate bust right.
ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX.

Rev: Providentia standing left, holding long scepter with left hand and rod with her right. Globe at her feet.
TR P XXII IMP IIII COS III

BMC 456 RSC 890 RIC 176

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2 commentsKained but Able10/25/17 at 21:26Jay GT4: Fantastic coin
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Roman Empire , Emperor Hadrian. AD 117-138. Sestertius . Travel series.8 viewsRome mint.
Laureate and draped bust right / HISPANIA, Hispania reclining left holding branch and resting elbow on rock; rabbit right before.
aVG
1 commentsSam10/25/17 at 20:33Jay GT4: Nice one Sam!
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Taras, Calabria22 views480-470 BC
AR Hexante (5mm, 0.08g)
O: Scallop shell with 7 teeth, within linear border.
R: Wheel with four spokes.
Vlasto 1118; Cote 11; SNG France 1617; HN Italy 836
Rare
From the E.E. Clain-Stephanelli collection. ex Naville Numismatics

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Only a few less than can dance on this coin!
This tiny and rare little coin is now the smallest in my collection. Being but 5mm and weighing less than 1/10th of an ounce, this coin is about the size the LED 'Power On' light on a small device.


4 commentsEnodia10/25/17 at 18:55Leo: Congratulation
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EB0620 Antoninus Pius / Nilus & Genius9 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-161 AD, AE Drachm of Alexandria. Year 13 = 149/150 AD.
Obv: (ANTONINOC CE)-B EVC AVT K T AIΛ AΔG laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: L TPICKAI Iς, Nilus reclining left, holding cornucopia from which Genius emerges holding wreath, crocodile below.
References: Dattari 2751(2753,2755?).
Diameter: 34.5mm, Weight: 25.418 grams.
1 commentsEB10/25/17 at 18:15okidoki: Very nice
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Domna- Diana Lucifera Laodicea Mint RIC 63892 viewsROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Domna- Diana Lucifera Laodicea Mint RIC 638
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA
Julia Domna draped, right
Rev: DIANA LVCIFERA
Diana holding torch with crescent at her shoulders.

Laodicea Mint
RIC 638. BMCRE 277, 598. RSC 27a. RCV 6578

3 commentsdougsmit10/25/17 at 12:42Alexey I: Amazing coin!!!
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Gallienus (253 - 268 A.D.)11 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O:ΑΥΤ Κ Π ΛΙΚ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC CΕΒ. Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, holding double cornucopia and raising hand; palm in right field, to left, date ΛΙΔ
21.5mm
9.05g
Dattari 3816
2 commentsMat10/25/17 at 08:02Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Gallienus (253 - 268 A.D.)11 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O:ΑΥΤ Κ Π ΛΙΚ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟC CΕΒ. Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, holding double cornucopia and raising hand; palm in right field, to left, date ΛΙΔ
21.5mm
9.05g
Dattari 3816
2 commentsMat10/25/17 at 06:47shanxi: nice example
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Antoninus Pius, RIC III, 694174 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE - As, 26.71mm, 11.65g
Rome, AD 140/144
obv. ANTONINVS - AVG PIVS PP
Head, laureate, r.
rev. T - R - POT - COS III
Mars, nude, chlamys over l. arm, helmeted, spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand, coming down from heaven to Rhea Silvia, sleeping at his feet, nude except a garment slid down to her hips, laying l. on rocks, r. arm over head, head resting on l. hand
in lower field SC
RIC III, 694; C.885; BMC 1370
Very rare, VF, dark, nearly black patina
Pedigree:
ex Kncker auction 133, Osnabrck 11./12. Oct. 2007, lot 8870

The rev. depicts an important scene of Rome's early history. For more informations please look at the thread 'Coins of mythlogical interest'!
7 commentsJochen10/24/17 at 16:04okidoki: Fantastic
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Severus Alexander - Eastern Mint - MARTI PACIFERO19 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Severus Alexander ( 222 - 235 AD)
Silver Denarius.
Eastern Mint.

"Mars Pacifies"
obv: IMP C M AUR SEV ALEXAND AUG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: MARTI PACIFERO - Mars standing facing left, holding spear in one hand and branch in the other.

Size: 19 mm - 20 mm
Weight: 2.8 Grams
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*More Info: Beautiful Eastern style young bust of the Emperor, slight pitting on the reverse.*
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4 commentsrexesq10/24/17 at 15:54Callimachus: Beautiful scarce coin.
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10mm, AE nummis8 views1 commentsancientone10/24/17 at 07:45Simon: Very Interesting coin.
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Taras, Calabria15 views281-209 BC
AE 14 (13.5mm, 1.85g)
O: Scallop shell with 11 teeth.
R: Kithara with six strings; olive branch to left.
Vlasto 1850; HN Italy 1092; SNG France- ---; McGill ---; Cote ---
Very Rare
ex Agora Auctions

This very rare bronze is the last 'official' Tarentine coin listed in Vlasto's collection. The lyre is, of course, symbolic of Apollo, and while such a reference is not typically seen on the more common coins of Taras, the cult of Apollo Hyakanthus was strong in the city (as well as in the mother city of Sparta) and may be seen represented on the earliest (and very rare) incuse coinage struck here, as well as various gold issues.
While not stunning in its beauty, I have only found two other specimens online, and so was very glad to find one for myself.



2 commentsEnodia10/24/17 at 03:07Jay GT4: Cool
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3267 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Sandan standing26 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3267; Levante 996; Prieur 768

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Sandan, wearing tall headdress and long cloak, standing, r., on horned lion; he wears on his l. side bow-case and sword crossing the bow-case; his r. hand is raised and he holds bipennis and wreath in left.

9.94 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Sandan (or Sandon or Sandas) was an ancient Anatolian god associated with both war and the weather, and was known in the area of Tarsos from Hittite times (the second half of the 2nd millenium BC). The figure of Sandan on a lion first appears on the coinage of Tarsus in the 2nd century BC, but it was certainly much older. The shrine to Sandan in Tarsus existed at least until the 3rd century AD
6 commentsokidoki10/23/17 at 20:35EB: Excellent!
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Bruttium drachm36 viewsVeiled head of Hera Lakinia right, wearing polos; scepter over shoulder, feather to left

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Zeus standing left, right foot on ionic capital, holding scepter; crab to left, [tiny Γ between foot and scepter].

Second Punic War issue. Circa 216-214 BC.
3.88 g.

Arslan dies 12/17; Scheu 6877 var. (obv. symbol);

HN Italy 1969. VF, toned, struck with worn dies.

Rare issue with feather on obverse, unknown to Scheu.

Ex-CNG 407 lot 14, From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex-Pipito Collection

Tough to photograph, much better in hand.
4 commentsJay GT410/23/17 at 19:47Randygeki(h2): Excellent coin!
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3267 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Sandan standing26 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3267; Levante 996; Prieur 768

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Sandan, wearing tall headdress and long cloak, standing, r., on horned lion; he wears on his l. side bow-case and sword crossing the bow-case; his r. hand is raised and he holds bipennis and wreath in left.

9.94 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Sandan (or Sandon or Sandas) was an ancient Anatolian god associated with both war and the weather, and was known in the area of Tarsos from Hittite times (the second half of the 2nd millenium BC). The figure of Sandan on a lion first appears on the coinage of Tarsus in the 2nd century BC, but it was certainly much older. The shrine to Sandan in Tarsus existed at least until the 3rd century AD
6 commentsokidoki10/23/17 at 17:53Canaan: great
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EB0603 Domitian / Apis10 viewsDomitian AE 24 of Alexandria. Year 7 = 87-88 AD.
Obv: AVT KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓEPM, Laureate bust right.
Rev: Apis bull standing right, wearing a Yoke around his neck, LZ above.
References: Dattari 578.
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 6.426 grams.
1 commentsEB10/23/17 at 16:56okidoki: very nice is the green solid?
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Bruttium drachm36 viewsVeiled head of Hera Lakinia right, wearing polos; scepter over shoulder, feather to left

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Zeus standing left, right foot on ionic capital, holding scepter; crab to left, [tiny Γ between foot and scepter].

Second Punic War issue. Circa 216-214 BC.
3.88 g.

Arslan dies 12/17; Scheu 6877 var. (obv. symbol);

HN Italy 1969. VF, toned, struck with worn dies.

Rare issue with feather on obverse, unknown to Scheu.

Ex-CNG 407 lot 14, From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex-Pipito Collection

Tough to photograph, much better in hand.
4 commentsJay GT410/23/17 at 16:51okidoki: Fantastic indeed congrats cf
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Roman Empire, Nepotianus, AE Centenionalis11 viewsCentenionalis

Laurel & rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust, right, FL NEP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Roma seated holding victory VRBS ROMA

RIC 202

This is the only Nepotian coin in the members' gallery, so by default it is best of type. Consider this a challenge. I know Joe sold a much nicer one some years back!
1 commentsBlindado10/23/17 at 13:20Gil-galad: Great find for sure. I collect emperors as well an...
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Roman Republic, P. Licinius Crassus AR Denarius14 viewsFor Marcus Licinius Crassus, who formed First Triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey in 60 BC, killed at Carrhae in Parthia in 53 BC.

Denarius, minted by son, P Licinius Crassus, ca 54 BC.
Bust of Venus, right, SC behind
Amazon with horse, P CRASSVS MF.

Seaby, Licinia 18
2 commentsBlindado10/23/17 at 12:20Jay GT4: Great
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MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm. Lifetime issue of Damascus, ca. 330-320 BC9 viewsObv. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left on ornamental throne, holding long, vertical scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right in his right; to left, forepart of a ram springing right; two dots above throne support, ΛΑ in exergue. Price 3205.
24 mm, 15.89 grams.
1 commentsCanaan10/23/17 at 12:19Jay GT4: Always nice to have a lifetime issue
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EB0602 Vespasian / Nike6 viewsVespasian AR Tetradrachm of Alexandria. Year 1 = 69 AD.
Obv: AVT TIT FLVIO VEΣΠAΣIANOV, Laureate head right, LA before.
Rev: Nike flying left holding wreath & palm.
References: Dattari 359.
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 11.44 grams.
1 commentsEB10/23/17 at 08:44Canaan: Nice portrait, looks alot like Galba's issues!...
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Egyptian Bronze Inlays: Anonymous (3rd Intermediate - Late Period, ca. 1075-343 BCE) 8 viewsThe lids extending with cosmetic lines, the interiors inlaid with limestone sclerae, the irises in black glaze, together with conforming brows. Each 3 in in length

Ex Giancarlo Ligabue
1 commentsQuant.Geek10/23/17 at 08:41Canaan: Coolest Addition ever!!! congrats.
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Roman Republic, P. Licinius Crassus AR Denarius14 viewsFor Marcus Licinius Crassus, who formed First Triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey in 60 BC, killed at Carrhae in Parthia in 53 BC.

Denarius, minted by son, P Licinius Crassus, ca 54 BC.
Bust of Venus, right, SC behind
Amazon with horse, P CRASSVS MF.

Seaby, Licinia 18
2 commentsBlindado10/23/17 at 06:32ickster: Very nice with lovely toning.
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Roman Empire, Lucilla, Sestertius15 viewsSestertius

Draped bust, right, LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
Venus standing facing left holding apple, drawing out robe, VENUS

RIC 1767
1 commentsBlindado10/23/17 at 02:36ickster: I like this coin. Must be nice in hand.
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Cr. 489/5, Fulvia, Lion, Quinarius47 viewsFulvia (83 BC 40 BC)
Powerful aristocratic woman, wife of Publius Clodius Pulcher (62-52 BC), Gaius Scribonius Curio (52-51 BC) and Marcus Antonius (47-40 BC).
AR Quinarius, Late 43-42 BC
Obv.: Winged bust of Fulvia as Victory
Rev.: [LVGV] DVNI [A] XL, Lion advancing right
Ag, 1.66g, 13.2mm
Ref.: Craw. 489/5, RPC 512, Syd. 1160
3 commentsshanxi10/23/17 at 00:54Blindado: This is the best example in the members' galle...
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Philip II. 359-336 B.C. AE unit10 viewsUncertain Macedonian mint, 306-297 B.C.
Head of Apollo right, waering tainia
ΦIΛIΠΠOY, youth on horseback right, raising right hand; spearhead below.
1 commentsancientone10/23/17 at 00:51ickster: Lovely patina! Must be nice in hand
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Bruttium drachm36 viewsVeiled head of Hera Lakinia right, wearing polos; scepter over shoulder, feather to left

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Zeus standing left, right foot on ionic capital, holding scepter; crab to left, [tiny Γ between foot and scepter].

Second Punic War issue. Circa 216-214 BC.
3.88 g.

Arslan dies 12/17; Scheu 6877 var. (obv. symbol);

HN Italy 1969. VF, toned, struck with worn dies.

Rare issue with feather on obverse, unknown to Scheu.

Ex-CNG 407 lot 14, From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex-Pipito Collection

Tough to photograph, much better in hand.
4 commentsJay GT410/23/17 at 00:17Nemonater: That is a fantastic coin. Zeus with a crab? I woul...
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Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy IV Philopator (221 - 204 B.C.), AE Hemidrachm , Svoronos 112762 viewsBronze hemidrachm
Obv:- Horned head of Zeus Ammon right, wearing taenia;
Rev:- ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, filleted cornucopia left, ∆Ι between eagle's legs
Minted in Alexandria
References:- Svoronos 1127; SNG Cop 202; Noeske 145; BMC Ptolemies p. 57, 109 - 110; Weiser 50 (Ptolemy II, 253 - 249 B.C.)

33.40 g. 33.72 mm
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/22/17 at 21:05ancientone: Beautiful coin!
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0199 - Denarius Licinia 55 BC35 viewsObv/ Laureate bust of Venus r., togate and with stephane; behind, SC.
Rev/ Female figure standing front, leading horse and holding spear; at feet, cuirass and shield; around, P CRASSVS M F.

Ag, 4.09 g
Moneyer: P. Licinius Crassus M.f.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 430/1 - BMCRR Rome 3901 - Syd. 929 - RSC Licinia 18
ex-Bremens-Belleville, november 2014, lot 363 (ex-St.Florian monastery, Dorotheum, june 1956, lot 2764 / ex. Apostolo Zeno colln., 18th c.)
1 commentsdafnis10/22/17 at 18:34Blindado: Nice coin! You might want to see my thread on Lici...
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3267 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Sandan standing26 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3267; Levante 996; Prieur 768

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Sandan, wearing tall headdress and long cloak, standing, r., on horned lion; he wears on his l. side bow-case and sword crossing the bow-case; his r. hand is raised and he holds bipennis and wreath in left.

9.94 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Sandan (or Sandon or Sandas) was an ancient Anatolian god associated with both war and the weather, and was known in the area of Tarsos from Hittite times (the second half of the 2nd millenium BC). The figure of Sandan on a lion first appears on the coinage of Tarsus in the 2nd century BC, but it was certainly much older. The shrine to Sandan in Tarsus existed at least until the 3rd century AD
6 commentsokidoki10/22/17 at 16:22Mat: Wow, this is something. Very nice!
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Phistelia, Campania17 views310 - 300 B.C.
Silver Obol
0.56 gm, 10 mm
Obv.: Head of young male facing slightly right
Rev.: Barley grain and mussel shell; above, dolphin right; below, FISTLVIS (in Oscan).
Sear 316;
BMC 1 p.12, 4/6
[Campana, Agg. Fistelia 4a; HN Italy 613]
3 commentsJaimelai10/22/17 at 13:06okidoki: Very nice never seen this type
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EB0591 Claudius / Antonia6 viewsClaudius Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria.
Obv: (TI KΛ)AUΔI KAIΣ ΣEBA ΓEP MANI AU(TOKR), laureate head of Claudius right. LB (Year 2 = 41/42 AD) right.
Rev: ANTΩNIA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Antonia right.
References: Dattari 114-115.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 12.83 grams.
1 commentsEB10/22/17 at 05:29Jay GT4: Always nice to have Claudius and Antonia in silver...
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Antioch 1889 viewsAE3
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bare headed and falls forward clutching horse's neck
Minted in Antioch (// ANGI).
References:- RIC VIII Antioch 188

3.41 gms. 17.41 mm. 180 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm10/22/17 at 05:03Jay GT4: That reverse makes me want to collect LRB's ag...
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EB0590 Nero / Alexandria7 viewsNero, Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria.
Obv: NEPΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB (ΓEP), radiate head right.
Rev: AVTOKPA, draped bust of Alexandria right in elephant skin headdress, LIB (year 12 = AD 65-66) to right.
References: Dattari 204.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 13.05 grams.
1 commentsEB10/22/17 at 05:01Jay GT4: This one should clean up nicely
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Bruttium drachm36 viewsVeiled head of Hera Lakinia right, wearing polos; scepter over shoulder, feather to left

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Zeus standing left, right foot on ionic capital, holding scepter; crab to left, [tiny Γ between foot and scepter].

Second Punic War issue. Circa 216-214 BC.
3.88 g.

Arslan dies 12/17; Scheu 6877 var. (obv. symbol);

HN Italy 1969. VF, toned, struck with worn dies.

Rare issue with feather on obverse, unknown to Scheu.

Ex-CNG 407 lot 14, From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex-Pipito Collection

Tough to photograph, much better in hand.
4 commentsJay GT410/22/17 at 05:01Mat: Cool addition
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EB0586 Claudius / Hippo5 viewsClaudius, AE 25 of Alexandria.
Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: AYTOKPA, hippopotamus standing right. LB (Year 2 = 41-42 AD) in exergue?
References: Dattari 164.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 13.46 grams.
1 commentsEB10/22/17 at 04:12Jay GT4: Nice Hippo
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. AR Drachm. Struck 323 317 BC at Lampsakos, Mysia.6 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔPOY. Zeus Atophoros seated facing left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; buckle in left field; Λ above Ω below throne.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 4.16gms | Die Axis: 7 | Cut mark above eyebrow on obverse.
Price: 1376

Alexander the Great reigned from 336 to 323 BC but this coin was struck shortly after his death, in around 323 to 317 BC under Leonnatos, Philip III Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos.

Leonnatos was a Macedonian officer under Alexander the Great and one of the diadochi, rival generals, family and friends of Alexander the Great who fought for the control of Alexander's empire after his death in 323 BC.
Leonnatos was the same age as Alexander and was very close to him. After Alexander died, Leonnatos was made satrap of Phrygia and Alexander's sister, Cleopatra, offered him her hand in marriage. When the Athenians heard that Alexander had died, they revolted against Macedonia. Leonnatos led an army of 20,000 infantry and 1,500 cavalry to relieve the new regent, Antipater, probably with the ambition of usurping Antipater's power since a victory over the Athenians would have enhanced Leonnatos' own claim to the throne. However, in 322 BC, Leonnatus was killed in battle against the Athenians and his marriage to Cleopatra never took place.
Philip III Arrhidaeus was the king of Macedonia after the death of Alexander the Great, from 323 BC until his own death in 317 BC. He was a son of King Philip II of Macedonia and a half-brother of Alexander. Named Arrhidaeus at birth, he assumed the name Philip when he ascended the throne.
As Arrhidaeus grew older it became apparent that he had mild learning difficulties. Alexander was very fond of him, and took him on his campaigns, both to protect his life and to ensure he would not be used as a pawn in a challenge for the throne. After Alexander's death in Babylon, Arrhidaeus was proclaimed king by the Macedonian army in Asia, but he was a mere figurehead, and a pawn of the powerful generals, one after the other.
Antigonos I Monophthalmus (Antigonos the One-eyed) was a Macedonian nobleman, general, and satrap under Alexander the Great. As part of the division of the provinces after Alexander's death, Antigonos received Pamphylia and Lycia from Perdiccas, regent of the empire, but he incurred the enmity of Perdiccas by refusing to assist Eumenes to obtain possession of Paphlagonia and Cappadocia, the provinces which had been allotted to him. Leonnatos had left with his army for Greece, leaving Antigonos to deal with Cappadocia, a task he apparently couldn't complete alone and Perdiccas seems to have viewed this as a direct affront to his authority. Perdiccas then went with the royal army to conquer the area himself and from there he turned west towards Phrygia in order to confront Antigonos. Antigonos, however, escaped to Greece where, in 321 BC, he obtained the favour of Antipater, regent of Macedonia.
When Perdiccas died later that same year, a new attempt at division of the empire took place and Antigonos found himself entrusted with the command of the war against Eumenes, who had joined Perdiccas against the coalition of the other generals which included Antipater, Antigonos, Ptolemy and Craterus. Eumenes was defeated and forced to retire to the fortress of Nora in Cappadocia, and a new army that was marching to his relief was routed by Antigonos.
In 319 BC Antipater died, and Polyperchon was given the regentship, but Antigonos and the other dynasts refused to recognize him since it undermined their own ambitions. Antigonos' old adversary, Eumenes, who had been given authority over anyone within the empire by Polyperchon, raised an army and built a fleet in Cilicia and Phoenicia, and soon after formed a coalition with the satraps of the eastern provinces. Antigonos fought against him in two great battles and, though both were inconclusive, in the aftermath of the second battle Antigonos managed to capture the family and possessions of the Silvershields, an elite regiment within Eumenes' army. The Silvershields negotiated the release of their families by handing over Eumenes to Antigonos in return. Antigonos had Eumenes executed resulting in him now being in possession of the empire's Asian territories, stretching from the eastern satrapies to Syria and Asia Minor in the west.
2 comments*Alex10/22/17 at 02:16Jay GT4: Nice coin Alex
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Taras, Calabria22 views480-470 BC
AR Hexante (5mm, 0.08g)
O: Scallop shell with 7 teeth, within linear border.
R: Wheel with four spokes.
Vlasto 1118; Cote 11; SNG France 1617; HN Italy 836
Rare
From the E.E. Clain-Stephanelli collection. ex Naville Numismatics

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Only a few less than can dance on this coin!
This tiny and rare little coin is now the smallest in my collection. Being but 5mm and weighing less than 1/10th of an ounce, this coin is about the size the LED 'Power On' light on a small device.


4 commentsEnodia10/21/17 at 20:09Grant H: real nice
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132 - Probus - RIC 573 Bust Type F8 viewsAntonianus
Obv:IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SECVRIT PERP, Securitas standing left, legs crossed, leaning on column, right hand raised to head
Minted in Ticinum (Cursive Digamma XXI). 6th emission, second phase (with XXI), A.D. 279
Reference: RIC 573 Bust type F (C).

4.98 gms, 23.65 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/21/17 at 19:34Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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146 - Maximianu Herculius - RIC VI Antioch 112c11 viewsFollis
Obv: IMP CM AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GENIO IMP-ERATORIS, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia
Minted in Antioch (_ | Theta / E //ANT Dot). Early to Later A.D. 309
Reference: RIC VI Antioch 112c (R) (Citing Oxford; Apparently a rare issue for Maximianus Herculius and only issued from this officina)

6.39 gms. 26.19 mm. 0 degrees. Better than the RICplate coin (reverse only illustrated).

From RICNotes "A very remarkable innovation, peculiar to this issue, is the reappearance of Herculius (with the long legend Imp C MAur Val Maximianus P F Aug matching those of Galerius and Licinus, and with cuirassed bust) on rare coins with Genio Imperatoris; this is parallelled at the same time (see RICVIpage 656). Expelled from Italy c. April 308, and rejected at the Carnuntum conference in November 308, Herculius had received ample share in the coinage of Constantine's mints, and it seems that Maximinus (now antagonisitc to both Galerius and Licinius)may have been momentarily willing to demontsrate his hostility by including the name of the man who might still play and anti-Galerian part in the west."
2 commentsmaridvnvm10/21/17 at 19:33Randygeki(h2): Fantastic coin!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 2566 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; Delta behind bust
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He wears a Phrygian cap
Minted in Sirmium (Dot S Dot | _ / A // BSIRM).
References:- RIC VIII Sirmium 44

4.04 gms. 21.36 mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/21/17 at 19:33Randygeki(h2): Nice addition. I Don't have too many from Sirm...
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 1325 viewsAE2
Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed, bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor (type FH3)
Minted in Antioch (Gamma | _ //ANBI). A.D. 350-355
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 132

5.60 gms. 22.47 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/21/17 at 19:30Randygeki(h2): Nice! I've been starting at the shields a lot...
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Antioch 1889 viewsAE3
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bare headed and falls forward clutching horse's neck
Minted in Antioch (// ANGI).
References:- RIC VIII Antioch 188

3.41 gms. 17.41 mm. 180 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm10/21/17 at 19:28Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. AR Drachm. Struck 323 317 BC at Lampsakos, Mysia.6 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck, facing right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔPOY. Zeus Atophoros seated facing left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; buckle in left field; Λ above Ω below throne.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 4.16gms | Die Axis: 7 | Cut mark above eyebrow on obverse.
Price: 1376

Alexander the Great reigned from 336 to 323 BC but this coin was struck shortly after his death, in around 323 to 317 BC under Leonnatos, Philip III Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos.

Leonnatos was a Macedonian officer under Alexander the Great and one of the diadochi, rival generals, family and friends of Alexander the Great who fought for the control of Alexander's empire after his death in 323 BC.
Leonnatos was the same age as Alexander and was very close to him. After Alexander died, Leonnatos was made satrap of Phrygia and Alexander's sister, Cleopatra, offered him her hand in marriage. When the Athenians heard that Alexander had died, they revolted against Macedonia. Leonnatos led an army of 20,000 infantry and 1,500 cavalry to relieve the new regent, Antipater, probably with the ambition of usurping Antipater's power since a victory over the Athenians would have enhanced Leonnatos' own claim to the throne. However, in 322 BC, Leonnatus was killed in battle against the Athenians and his marriage to Cleopatra never took place.
Philip III Arrhidaeus was the king of Macedonia after the death of Alexander the Great, from 323 BC until his own death in 317 BC. He was a son of King Philip II of Macedonia and a half-brother of Alexander. Named Arrhidaeus at birth, he assumed the name Philip when he ascended the throne.
As Arrhidaeus grew older it became apparent that he had mild learning difficulties. Alexander was very fond of him, and took him on his campaigns, both to protect his life and to ensure he would not be used as a pawn in a challenge for the throne. After Alexander's death in Babylon, Arrhidaeus was proclaimed king by the Macedonian army in Asia, but he was a mere figurehead, and a pawn of the powerful generals, one after the other.
Antigonos I Monophthalmus (Antigonos the One-eyed) was a Macedonian nobleman, general, and satrap under Alexander the Great. As part of the division of the provinces after Alexander's death, Antigonos received Pamphylia and Lycia from Perdiccas, regent of the empire, but he incurred the enmity of Perdiccas by refusing to assist Eumenes to obtain possession of Paphlagonia and Cappadocia, the provinces which had been allotted to him. Leonnatos had left with his army for Greece, leaving Antigonos to deal with Cappadocia, a task he apparently couldn't complete alone and Perdiccas seems to have viewed this as a direct affront to his authority. Perdiccas then went with the royal army to conquer the area himself and from there he turned west towards Phrygia in order to confront Antigonos. Antigonos, however, escaped to Greece where, in 321 BC, he obtained the favour of Antipater, regent of Macedonia.
When Perdiccas died later that same year, a new attempt at division of the empire took place and Antigonos found himself entrusted with the command of the war against Eumenes, who had joined Perdiccas against the coalition of the other generals which included Antipater, Antigonos, Ptolemy and Craterus. Eumenes was defeated and forced to retire to the fortress of Nora in Cappadocia, and a new army that was marching to his relief was routed by Antigonos.
In 319 BC Antipater died, and Polyperchon was given the regentship, but Antigonos and the other dynasts refused to recognize him since it undermined their own ambitions. Antigonos' old adversary, Eumenes, who had been given authority over anyone within the empire by Polyperchon, raised an army and built a fleet in Cilicia and Phoenicia, and soon after formed a coalition with the satraps of the eastern provinces. Antigonos fought against him in two great battles and, though both were inconclusive, in the aftermath of the second battle Antigonos managed to capture the family and possessions of the Silvershields, an elite regiment within Eumenes' army. The Silvershields negotiated the release of their families by handing over Eumenes to Antigonos in return. Antigonos had Eumenes executed resulting in him now being in possession of the empire's Asian territories, stretching from the eastern satrapies to Syria and Asia Minor in the west.
2 comments*Alex10/21/17 at 19:28Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Tacitus (275 - 276 A.D.)12 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: A K KL TAKITOS SEB, Laureate, draped bust right.
R: ETOVC A, Dikaiosyne (Aequitas) standing left with scales & cornucopiae. Regnal year 1 (A.D. 275/6)
7.3g
20mm
Emmett #3971, RCV #11831
2 commentsMat10/21/17 at 19:28Randygeki(h2): Great coin with nice patina!
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Phoenicia, Arados 195-189 B.C5 viewsAE 14.44mm (Thickness 2.83mm), weight 3.19g, die axis = 6h (180 degrees), denomination C.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters yodh (Y) and ayin (`) on either side of AP, Aradian era date 65-70 below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe10/21/17 at 17:59Canaan: nice example
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146 - Maximianu Herculius - RIC VI Antioch 112c11 viewsFollis
Obv: IMP CM AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GENIO IMP-ERATORIS, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia
Minted in Antioch (_ | Theta / E //ANT Dot). Early to Later A.D. 309
Reference: RIC VI Antioch 112c (R) (Citing Oxford; Apparently a rare issue for Maximianus Herculius and only issued from this officina)

6.39 gms. 26.19 mm. 0 degrees. Better than the RICplate coin (reverse only illustrated).

From RICNotes "A very remarkable innovation, peculiar to this issue, is the reappearance of Herculius (with the long legend Imp C MAur Val Maximianus P F Aug matching those of Galerius and Licinus, and with cuirassed bust) on rare coins with Genio Imperatoris; this is parallelled at the same time (see RICVIpage 656). Expelled from Italy c. April 308, and rejected at the Carnuntum conference in November 308, Herculius had received ample share in the coinage of Constantine's mints, and it seems that Maximinus (now antagonisitc to both Galerius and Licinius)may have been momentarily willing to demontsrate his hostility by including the name of the man who might still play and anti-Galerian part in the west."
2 commentsmaridvnvm10/21/17 at 14:35Mat: Love the portrait, very nice!
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1ab_2 Marcus Licinius Crassus8 viewsFormed First Triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey in 60 BC, killed at Carrhae in Parthia in 53 BC.

Denarius, minted by son, P Licinius Crassus, ca 54 BC.
Bust of Venus, right, SC behind
Amazon with horse, P CRASSVS MF.

Seaby, Licinia 18

These coins were probably minted to pay Crassus' army for the invasion of Parthia. My synthesis of reviewing 90 examples of this issue revealed a female warrior wearing a soft felt Scythian cap with ear flaps (visible in this example); a fabric garment with a decorated skirt to the knees; probably trousers; an ornate war belt; a baldric; a cape, animal skin, or shoulder cord on attached to the left shoulder; and decorated calf-high boots. She matches the historically confirmed garb of the real amazonsScythian horsewomenand of course holds her steed. The horses tack is consistent with archeological discoveries of tack in use by Scythians and Romans.

Adrienne Mayor writes that amazon imagery on Greek vases suddenly appeared in 575-550 BC, initially depicting them in Greek-style armor. By the end of the century, as the Greeks learned more through direct and indirect contact with Scythians, they began to appear wearing archeologically confirmed Scythian-Sarmatian-Thracian patterned attire. (Adrienne Mayor, The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2014, 199-200). To this, artists added their own creative ideas regarding colors, fabric patterns, and decorations. They dressed the warrior women in body-hugging unitards or tunics, short chitons or belted dresses, sometimes over leggings or trousers. . . . In paintings and sculpture, pointed or soft Scythian caps with earflaps or ties (kidaris) soon replaced the Greek helmets, and the women wear a variety of belts, baldrics (diagonal straps), corselets, shoulder cords or bands, and crisscrossing leather straps attached to belt loops like those worn by the archer huntress Artemis. . . . Amazon footgear included soft leather moccasin-like shoes, calf-high boots (endromides), or taller laced boots (embades) with scallops or flaps and lined with felt or fur. (Mayor, 202)
The artists apparently had detailed knowledge of gear used by real Scythian horsewomen to equip their imagined Amazons. Archeological discoveries of well-preserved sets of clothing confirm that real horsewomen of ancient Scythian lands dressed much as did those described in Greek texts and illustrated in Scythian and Greek artwork. (Mayor, 203)

Plutarch wrote of Crassus: People were wont to say that the many virtues of Crassus were darkened by the one vice of avarice, and indeed he seemed to have no other but that; for it being the most predominant, obscured others to which he was inclined. The arguments in proof of his avarice were the vastness of his estate, and the manner of raising it; for whereas at first he was not worth above three hundred talents, yet, though in the course of his political life he dedicated the tenth of all he had to Hercules, and feasted the people, and gave to every citizen corn enough to serve him three months, upon casting up his accounts, before he went upon his Parthian expedition, he found his possessions to amount to seven thousand one hundred talents; most of which, if we may scandal him with a truth, he got by fire and rapine, making his advantages of the public calamities. . . . Crassus, however, was very eager to be hospitable to strangers; he kept open house, and to his friends he would lend money without interest, but called it in precisely at the time; so that his kindness was often thought worse than the paying the interest would have been. His entertainments were, for the most part, plain and citizen-like, the company general and popular; good taste and kindness made them pleasanter than sumptuosity would have done. As for learning he chiefly cared for rhetoric, and what would be serviceable with large numbers; he became one of the best speakers at Rome, and by his pains and industry outdid the best natural orators. . . . Besides, the people were pleased with his courteous and unpretending salutations and greetings, for he never met any citizen however humble and low, but he returned him his salute by name. He was looked upon as a man well-read in history, and pretty well versed in Aristotle's philosophy. . . . Crassus was killed by a Parthian, called Pomaxathres; others say by a different man, and that Pomaxathres only cut off his head and right hand after he had fallen. But this is conjecture rather than certain knowledge, for those that were by had not leisure to observe particulars. . . .
1 commentsBlindado10/21/17 at 13:58Jay GT4: Great coin
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Tacitus (275 - 276 A.D.)12 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: A K KL TAKITOS SEB, Laureate, draped bust right.
R: ETOVC A, Dikaiosyne (Aequitas) standing left with scales & cornucopiae. Regnal year 1 (A.D. 275/6)
7.3g
20mm
Emmett #3971, RCV #11831
2 commentsMat10/21/17 at 13:57Jay GT4: These late tets have wonderful patina
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Hermaios (90-70 B.C.)21 viewsIndo-Greek Kingdom
Imitation
AR Drachm
O: BASILEUS SUTHPOS EPMAIOY; Draped and diademed bust of Hermaios right.
R: 'Maharaja Tratarasa Hermayasa' in Kharosthi script; Zeus enthroned left and holding sceptre, Monogram in left field.
2g
17mm
Bopearachchi Series 15C, 91; Senior issue 36
3 commentsMat10/21/17 at 05:12Nicholas Z: Very interesting. A guy in my Club collects Indi...
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HUNNIC TRIBES, Western Turks, Shahi Tegin (Sri Shahi) (After 679 A.D.)20 viewsBillion Drachm
O: Crowned bust right.
R: Fire altar flanked by attendants.
Uncertain mint in Bactria
28mm
3.2g
Vondrovec [Gbl,Hunnen] Type 236.
2 commentsMat10/21/17 at 05:10Nicholas Z: I dont really know anything about these coins. ...
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06 Constantius Gallus20 viewsConstantius Gallus
A.D. 351- 354
19x21mm 3.9gm
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES; bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right, Delta behind bust.
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier spearing fallen horseman, B in left field.
In ex. CONS[?]
RIC VIII Constantinople 113
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/21/17 at 03:47Enodia: another great reverse!
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Taras, Calabria22 views480-470 BC
AR Hexante (5mm, 0.08g)
O: Scallop shell with 7 teeth, within linear border.
R: Wheel with four spokes.
Vlasto 1118; Cote 11; SNG France 1617; HN Italy 836
Rare
From the E.E. Clain-Stephanelli collection. ex Naville Numismatics

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Only a few less than can dance on this coin!
This tiny and rare little coin is now the smallest in my collection. Being but 5mm and weighing less than 1/10th of an ounce, this coin is about the size the LED 'Power On' light on a small device.


4 commentsEnodia10/20/17 at 20:05Jay GT4: Great provenance
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06 Constantius Gallus20 viewsConstantius Gallus
A.D. 351- 354
19x21mm 3.9gm
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES; bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right, Delta behind bust.
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier spearing fallen horseman, B in left field.
In ex. CONS[?]
RIC VIII Constantinople 113
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/20/17 at 13:45Mat: Nice reverse details
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2 Constantius II9 viewsConstantius II
AE2 Centenionolis.
4.5 g/20 mm
DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constantius standing left with labarum, two captives at feet. Mintmark SMHB.

Heraclea
RIC VIII 69
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/20/17 at 10:40maridvnvm: Interesting nose....
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03 Constantius II18 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, 23mm, 5.5g
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANA in ex
Antioch 132
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/20/17 at 10:40maridvnvm: So many wonderful aspects to this one....
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03 Constantius II19 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5,24 g / 23 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier, with spiral shield, spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/20/17 at 10:39maridvnvm: Great shield. Great find.
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07 Constantius II11 viewsConstantius II

5,55g // 22mm.
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching, Gamma left, SMKB in ex. Cyzikus 95
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/20/17 at 10:39maridvnvm: What a beard!
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03 Constantius II16 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, 4,75 g / 23 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, AN Delta in ex
Antioch 132
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/20/17 at 10:38maridvnvm: It is sweet
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06 Constantius Gallus20 viewsConstantius Gallus
A.D. 351- 354
19x21mm 3.9gm
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES; bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right, Delta behind bust.
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier spearing fallen horseman, B in left field.
In ex. CONS[?]
RIC VIII Constantinople 113
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/20/17 at 10:38maridvnvm: very neat
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Taras, Calabria22 views480-470 BC
AR Hexante (5mm, 0.08g)
O: Scallop shell with 7 teeth, within linear border.
R: Wheel with four spokes.
Vlasto 1118; Cote 11; SNG France 1617; HN Italy 836
Rare
From the E.E. Clain-Stephanelli collection. ex Naville Numismatics

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Only a few less than can dance on this coin!
This tiny and rare little coin is now the smallest in my collection. Being but 5mm and weighing less than 1/10th of an ounce, this coin is about the size the LED 'Power On' light on a small device.


4 commentsEnodia10/20/17 at 07:49Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Taras, Calabria15 views281-209 BC
AE 14 (13.5mm, 1.85g)
O: Scallop shell with 11 teeth.
R: Kithara with six strings; olive branch to left.
Vlasto 1850; HN Italy 1092; SNG France- ---; McGill ---; Cote ---
Very Rare
ex Agora Auctions

This very rare bronze is the last 'official' Tarentine coin listed in Vlasto's collection. The lyre is, of course, symbolic of Apollo, and while such a reference is not typically seen on the more common coins of Taras, the cult of Apollo Hyakanthus was strong in the city (as well as in the mother city of Sparta) and may be seen represented on the earliest (and very rare) incuse coinage struck here, as well as various gold issues.
While not stunning in its beauty, I have only found two other specimens online, and so was very glad to find one for myself.



2 commentsEnodia10/20/17 at 07:48Randygeki(h2): Great addition. Very nice patina on it too
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Phistelia, Campania17 views310 - 300 B.C.
Silver Obol
0.56 gm, 10 mm
Obv.: Head of young male facing slightly right
Rev.: Barley grain and mussel shell; above, dolphin right; below, FISTLVIS (in Oscan).
Sear 316;
BMC 1 p.12, 4/6
[Campana, Agg. Fistelia 4a; HN Italy 613]
3 commentsJaimelai10/20/17 at 05:33Jaimelai: Thanks!
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Phistelia, Campania17 views310 - 300 B.C.
Silver Obol
0.56 gm, 10 mm
Obv.: Head of young male facing slightly right
Rev.: Barley grain and mussel shell; above, dolphin right; below, FISTLVIS (in Oscan).
Sear 316;
BMC 1 p.12, 4/6
[Campana, Agg. Fistelia 4a; HN Italy 613]
3 commentsJaimelai10/20/17 at 00:13Jay GT4: Great example
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Roman Empire, Domitian Sestertius75 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate bust right wearing aegis.
Rev. Emperor on horseback, holding shield and brandishing spear, trampling kneeling Germanic warrior; SC in exergue.
Mint: Rome, 86 A.D.

36mm 26.00g

RIC 280; BMCRE 300a; BN 317

Ex Roma Numismatics, Auction XIV, 21st September 2017, Lot 710.
7 commentskc10/19/17 at 15:38mix_val: This one set you back a few dollars! Wow!!
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Roman Empire, Domitian Sestertius75 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate bust right wearing aegis.
Rev. Emperor on horseback, holding shield and brandishing spear, trampling kneeling Germanic warrior; SC in exergue.
Mint: Rome, 86 A.D.

36mm 26.00g

RIC 280; BMCRE 300a; BN 317

Ex Roma Numismatics, Auction XIV, 21st September 2017, Lot 710.
7 commentskc10/19/17 at 14:38okidoki: excellent
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Roman Empire, Domitian Sestertius75 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate bust right wearing aegis.
Rev. Emperor on horseback, holding shield and brandishing spear, trampling kneeling Germanic warrior; SC in exergue.
Mint: Rome, 86 A.D.

36mm 26.00g

RIC 280; BMCRE 300a; BN 317

Ex Roma Numismatics, Auction XIV, 21st September 2017, Lot 710.
7 commentskc10/19/17 at 14:38Mat: Wonderful!
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EB0395 Otho, AR Denarius, 69 AD7 viewsOtho, AR Denarius, 69 AD
Obv: IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P Wigged head right.
Rev: SECVRITAS PR Securitas standing left, holding wreath & sceptre.
References: RIC 10
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 2.99 grams
1 commentsEB10/19/17 at 14:35Jay GT4: Always nice to have Otho
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Roman Empire, Domitian Sestertius75 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate bust right wearing aegis.
Rev. Emperor on horseback, holding shield and brandishing spear, trampling kneeling Germanic warrior; SC in exergue.
Mint: Rome, 86 A.D.

36mm 26.00g

RIC 280; BMCRE 300a; BN 317

Ex Roma Numismatics, Auction XIV, 21st September 2017, Lot 710.
7 commentskc10/19/17 at 14:35Jay GT4: Exceptional
Domitian_Sestertius.jpg
Roman Empire, Domitian Sestertius75 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate bust right wearing aegis.
Rev. Emperor on horseback, holding shield and brandishing spear, trampling kneeling Germanic warrior; SC in exergue.
Mint: Rome, 86 A.D.

36mm 26.00g

RIC 280; BMCRE 300a; BN 317

Ex Roma Numismatics, Auction XIV, 21st September 2017, Lot 710.
7 commentskc10/19/17 at 13:42FlaviusDomitianus: Beautful example
Domitian_Sestertius.jpg
Roman Empire, Domitian Sestertius75 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate bust right wearing aegis.
Rev. Emperor on horseback, holding shield and brandishing spear, trampling kneeling Germanic warrior; SC in exergue.
Mint: Rome, 86 A.D.

36mm 26.00g

RIC 280; BMCRE 300a; BN 317

Ex Roma Numismatics, Auction XIV, 21st September 2017, Lot 710.
7 commentskc10/19/17 at 13:10David Atherton: Wow!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Dupondius 117 AD Concordia29 viewsReference.
RIC 538b; C. 260; BMC 1107; Strack 502

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

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

12.31gr
28 mm
12h

Note.
CNG Sale 11/09.
From the Estate Collection of Dr. Richard Doty
5 commentsokidoki10/19/17 at 06:55NORMAN K: VERY NICE
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9 viewsROMAN EMPIRE. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (4.18 gm; 22 mm). Rome, AD 247. Commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Rome. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Elephant advancing left, guided by mahout holding goad and wand. RIC IV 58; RSC 171 commentspaul188810/19/17 at 03:59EB: Great coin!
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Titus RIC-10442 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome Mint, 80 AD
RIC 104(R). BMC 40. RSC 306a.
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Captives, two, back to back, seated either side of trophy (man on l., woman on r.)
Ex Lanz, eBay, October 2017.

Rare variant of the two captives type with the male and female captives swapping places. The reverse commemorates an Agricolan British victory, perhaps the occasion when his legions reached the river Tay garnering Titus his 15th imperial acclamation. Some scholars in the past have attributed the reverse as a 'Judaea Capta' type, this is incorrect. The two captives echoes a Gallic victory type struck for Julius Caesar. The shields, like those on Caesar's denarii, are Celtic not Judaean in form. Additionally, H. Mattingly in BMCRE II correctly proposed the reverse alluded to a British victory.


Even though the coin is a bit worn it still has good eye appeal. Even wear and well centred.
2 commentsDavid Atherton10/18/17 at 14:09Jay GT4: Very nice
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Hellenistic Terracotta Amphora Handle.6 views Impressed with a rectangular seal depicting a caduceus and the Greek name ANTIMAXOY."
1 commentsCanaan10/18/17 at 07:48Randygeki(h2): Pretty cool
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, CONSECRATIO6 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued Posthumously under Caracalla: 211AD
19.61mm 3.36gr
O: DIVO SEVERO PIO; Bare head, right.
R: CONSECRATIO: Eagle standing 3/4 facing right on globe, head left, wings spread.
Rome Mint
RIC IV Caracalla 191c; RSC 84; Sear (RCV 2000) 7051; BMC 21.
Aorta: 892: B1, O90, R387, T45, M4.
Ancient Imports/Marc Breitsprecher Inv. #38569
10/12/17 10/17/17
2 commentsNicholas Z10/18/17 at 07:45Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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Titus RIC-10442 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome Mint, 80 AD
RIC 104(R). BMC 40. RSC 306a.
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Captives, two, back to back, seated either side of trophy (man on l., woman on r.)
Ex Lanz, eBay, October 2017.

Rare variant of the two captives type with the male and female captives swapping places. The reverse commemorates an Agricolan British victory, perhaps the occasion when his legions reached the river Tay garnering Titus his 15th imperial acclamation. Some scholars in the past have attributed the reverse as a 'Judaea Capta' type, this is incorrect. The two captives echoes a Gallic victory type struck for Julius Caesar. The shields, like those on Caesar's denarii, are Celtic not Judaean in form. Additionally, H. Mattingly in BMCRE II correctly proposed the reverse alluded to a British victory.


Even though the coin is a bit worn it still has good eye appeal. Even wear and well centred.
2 commentsDavid Atherton10/18/17 at 07:45Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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RIC 0598 Domitianus18 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head left (legemd is anticlockwise)
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC, Herald advancing left, with wand and shield
AR/Denarius (19.32 mm 3.103 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D.
RIC 598 (R2), BMCRE 133, RSC 77a, BNF unlisted
Purchased from Numismeo
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus10/18/17 at 05:37ickster: I don't see this one often.
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, VOTIS DECENNALIBVS5 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 202AD
20.54mm 3.59gr
O: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX; Laureate head, right.
R: VOTIS DECENNALIBVS; Septimius Severus, veiled and togate, standing left, sacrificing over tripod altar, holding patera in right hand.
Laodicea ad Mare Mint
RIC 519; RSC 796; Sear 6395; BMC 680.
Aorta: 525: B3, O45, R384, T183, M3.
Ancient Imports/Marc Breitsprecher Inv. #39751
Freeman and Sear Mail Bid Sale #2, Lot 542, January, 1996.
Ex. Jeff Clark VOTA Collection
10/8/17 10/16/17
1 commentsNicholas Z10/18/17 at 05:36ickster: Nice addition!
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, CONSECRATIO6 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued Posthumously under Caracalla: 211AD
19.61mm 3.36gr
O: DIVO SEVERO PIO; Bare head, right.
R: CONSECRATIO: Eagle standing 3/4 facing right on globe, head left, wings spread.
Rome Mint
RIC IV Caracalla 191c; RSC 84; Sear (RCV 2000) 7051; BMC 21.
Aorta: 892: B1, O90, R387, T45, M4.
Ancient Imports/Marc Breitsprecher Inv. #38569
10/12/17 10/17/17
2 commentsNicholas Z10/18/17 at 03:43Mat: Beautiful addition!
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Amisos, Pontos7 views120 - 63 B.C.
Bronze AE21
8.14 gm, 21.1 mm
Obv.: Head of young Ares right wearing crested helmet
Rev.: Sword in sheath; AMI-ΣOY across field
SNG Black Sea 1147/49;
HGC 7, 241;
BMC 13, p.17, 40/42;
Sear 3643
1 commentsJaimelai10/17/17 at 07:33Randygeki(h2): Cool
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HUNNIC TRIBES, Western Turks, Shahi Tegin (Sri Shahi) (After 679 A.D.)20 viewsBillion Drachm
O: Crowned bust right.
R: Fire altar flanked by attendants.
Uncertain mint in Bactria
28mm
3.2g
Vondrovec [Gbl,Hunnen] Type 236.
2 commentsMat10/17/17 at 07:15Randygeki(h2): Neat score!
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Vespasian RIC-94272 viewsAR Denarius, 3.28g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 942 (C). BMC 211. RSC 137.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: COS VIII; Prow r: above, eight pointed star
Acquired from Ancient Treasure, December 2008.

The RIC lists it as common, but I think it's slightly rarer than the right facing, which is also listed as common. Indeed Curtis Clay has informed me that the Reka Devnia hoard records 2 right facing and only 1 left facing portrait.

A bit porous, but with a full legend and decent portrait.
5 commentsVespasian7010/17/17 at 03:33Jay GT4: Missed this one! Great coin
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03 Constantius II16 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, 4,75 g / 23 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, AN Delta in ex
Antioch 132
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/16/17 at 22:35Mat: Nice reverse
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03 Constantius II16 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, 4,75 g / 23 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, AN Delta in ex
Antioch 132
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/16/17 at 22:12Jay GT4: Loving these horseman coins
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RIC 0598 Domitianus18 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head left (legemd is anticlockwise)
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC, Herald advancing left, with wand and shield
AR/Denarius (19.32 mm 3.103 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D.
RIC 598 (R2), BMCRE 133, RSC 77a, BNF unlisted
Purchased from Numismeo
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus10/16/17 at 22:12Jay GT4: Nice find Alberto
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Antoninus Pius, RIC III, 694174 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE - As, 26.71mm, 11.65g
Rome, AD 140/144
obv. ANTONINVS - AVG PIVS PP
Head, laureate, r.
rev. T - R - POT - COS III
Mars, nude, chlamys over l. arm, helmeted, spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand, coming down from heaven to Rhea Silvia, sleeping at his feet, nude except a garment slid down to her hips, laying l. on rocks, r. arm over head, head resting on l. hand
in lower field SC
RIC III, 694; C.885; BMC 1370
Very rare, VF, dark, nearly black patina
Pedigree:
ex Kncker auction 133, Osnabrck 11./12. Oct. 2007, lot 8870

The rev. depicts an important scene of Rome's early history. For more informations please look at the thread 'Coins of mythlogical interest'!
7 commentsJochen10/15/17 at 22:58Vincent: I want one....good luck with that fella
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3168A CAPPADOCIA, Hierapolis (Comana). Hadrian Didrachm Tyche17 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3168A (Same obverse die)

Obv: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СЄΒΑСΤΟС.
Laureate head right.

Rev: ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ.
Tyche seated left on throne, holding rudder and cornucopia.

5.83 gr
21 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki10/14/17 at 23:52Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Roman, Augustus, Octavianus271 viewsCAESAR DIVI F COS VI
AEGVPTO CAPTA
RIC 545 (R3) ; Cohen 4 (30 Fr) ; BMC 653
ex Forvm Ancient Coins
Collection Frdric Weber
4 commentsfrederic W10/14/17 at 21:02imperator: wow
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 0639 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman wears a Phrygian cap and falls forward clutching horse's neck
Minted in Nicomedia (* | _ // SMNA). A.D. 348-351
References:- RIC VIII Nicomedia 63 (R).

5.89 gms. 22.76 mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/14/17 at 17:42Randygeki(h2): Great coin. I really like the look of the horse on...
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 1276 viewsAE2
Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with cross on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Antioch (* | _ /ANH).
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 127 (S)

3.73 gms. 21.01 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/14/17 at 17:41Randygeki(h2): Nice coin with some great detail!
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 1266 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laureate and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs
Minted in Antioch; (//ANG), A.D. 348-350
Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 126 (C)

3.38 gms. 21.28 mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/14/17 at 17:40Randygeki(h2): Very nice ftr with great highlights
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Gallienus, AE Antoninianus6 viewsMilan, sole reign, AD 266. IMP GALLIENUS PF AVG, radiate head right / FORT REDVX, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Mintmark MS.1 commentsancientone10/14/17 at 07:19Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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03 Constantius II19 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5,24 g / 23 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier, with spiral shield, spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/13/17 at 09:22Canaan: Nice details on the reverse.
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4100 ARABIA, Decapolis. Petra. Hadrian 27mm Tyche11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4100; Spijkerman 3; SNG ANS 1360-3 var. (bust type)

Issue Petra metropolis

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ СƐΒΑϹΤΟС
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian (seen from rear), r.

Rev. ΠƐΤΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙС
Turreted and veiled Tyche seated l. on rock, l., her r. hand extended, holding trophy in l.

14.26 gr
27 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki10/13/17 at 08:36Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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1329 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Ephesus mint 132-34 AD Ephesian Artemis12 viewsReference
RPC III, 1329; Metcalf 6; RIC II 525

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust draped r. seen from behind

Rev. DIANA EPHESIA
Cult image of Ephesian Artemis flanked by stags

10.02 gr
27 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki10/13/17 at 08:36Randygeki(h2): Me too. Great coin!
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Tetricus II AE Antoninianus5 viewsObv: C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES, radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: SPES AVGG, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of robe.
1 commentsancientone10/13/17 at 08:35Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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03 Constantius II19 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5,24 g / 23 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier, with spiral shield, spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/13/17 at 00:34ancientone: FHD!
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03 Constantius II19 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5,24 g / 23 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier, with spiral shield, spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/12/17 at 21:50Mat: Nice shield and look
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03 Constantius II19 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5,24 g / 23 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier, with spiral shield, spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/12/17 at 21:01okidoki: great looking
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Hermaios (90-70 B.C.)21 viewsIndo-Greek Kingdom
Imitation
AR Drachm
O: BASILEUS SUTHPOS EPMAIOY; Draped and diademed bust of Hermaios right.
R: 'Maharaja Tratarasa Hermayasa' in Kharosthi script; Zeus enthroned left and holding sceptre, Monogram in left field.
2g
17mm
Bopearachchi Series 15C, 91; Senior issue 36
3 commentsMat10/12/17 at 20:35quadrans: I agree nice coin ..
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Domitian RIC-59769 viewsAR Denarius, 2.60g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 597 (R2). BMC 133 var. RSC - (cf. 77a).
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
Acquired from Michael Trenerry, August 2017.

An extremely rare example of the Saecular Games herald denarius with portrait head left. Probably the fifth recorded specimen. Obverse die match with the RIC plate coin.

Somewhat worn, but nicely centred and in fine style.
6 commentsDavid Atherton10/12/17 at 18:54Lucas H: Same obverse die as mine I think
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EB0612 Hadrian, Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria8 viewsHadrian AD 117-138, Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria.
Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right.
Rev: L ∆EKATOV (RY 10 AD 125/126), laureate and draped bust of Nike right.
References: Dattari 1407 sim
Diameter: 24.5mm, Weight: 12.852 grams
2 commentsEB10/12/17 at 15:47okidoki: excellent
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EB0612 Hadrian, Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria8 viewsHadrian AD 117-138, Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria.
Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right.
Rev: L ∆EKATOV (RY 10 AD 125/126), laureate and draped bust of Nike right.
References: Dattari 1407 sim
Diameter: 24.5mm, Weight: 12.852 grams
2 commentsEB10/12/17 at 14:07Mat: Very nice!
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Shiptonthorpe hoard coins35 viewsOld pictures, the quality's not good but these are coins from the Shiptonthorpe hoard which I found in September 2001. 523 late House of Constantine bronzes in a Lower Nene Valley ware jar. Declared treasure and currently housed in Hull museum in a tupperware box !2 commentshooverman10/12/17 at 13:49Simon: Finding treasure is awesome.
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074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0010var., Rome, AR-Antoninianus, -/-//Є, VIRTVS AVG G, Philip I and Philip II galloping right, #132 views074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0010var., Rome, AR-Antoninianus, -/-//Є, VIRTVS AVG G, Philip I and Philip II galloping right, #1
avers:- IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VIRTVS AVG G, Philip I and Philip II galloping right, side by side, each raising right hand, one with spear(!) Є in exergue.
exergo: -/-//Є, diameter:21,5-24,0mm, weight:3,69g, axis:0h,
mint: Rome, Є (5th oficina), date: 248 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III 010var., p-, RSC 241, Sear 2584,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans10/12/17 at 07:02Randygeki(h2): Very neat coin!
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098 Postumus (260-269 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 055, Lugdunum, P M TR P COS III P P, Postumus standing left,39 views098 Postumus (260-269 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 055, Lugdunum, P M TR P COS III P P, Postumus standing left,
avers: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: P M TR P COS III P P, Postumus standing left with globe and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,58g, axes: 0h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 261-262 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 055 p-, RSC 261var.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans10/12/17 at 07:01Randygeki(h2): Nice portrait!
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CONSTANS, as Caesar. Thessalonica5 viewsObv. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. GLORI-A EXER-CITVS, two soldiers standing vis--vis, each holding spear and hand on shield resting on the ground; a standard between them; SMTSΔ.
References: RIC VII 225; LRBC 845.
17mm, 1.98 grams.
1 commentsCanaan10/12/17 at 06:59Randygeki(h2): Nice
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HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius . Struck circa 119-125 AD.7 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev. P M TR P COS III, FEL P R in exergue, Felicitas seated left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
RIC II 120; Strack 64d; BMCRE 266; RSC 600.
18mm, 3.08 grams.
1 commentsCanaan10/12/17 at 06:58Randygeki(h2): I like this portrait style. That nose
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Hermaios (90-70 B.C.)21 viewsIndo-Greek Kingdom
Imitation
AR Drachm
O: BASILEUS SUTHPOS EPMAIOY; Draped and diademed bust of Hermaios right.
R: 'Maharaja Tratarasa Hermayasa' in Kharosthi script; Zeus enthroned left and holding sceptre, Monogram in left field.
2g
17mm
Bopearachchi Series 15C, 91; Senior issue 36
3 commentsMat10/12/17 at 06:57Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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03 Constantius II18 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, 23mm, 5.5g
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANA in ex
Antioch 132
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/12/17 at 04:31Jay GT4: Great piece
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03 Constantius II18 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, 23mm, 5.5g
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANA in ex
Antioch 132
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/11/17 at 13:48Mat: Nice surfaces and all around coin
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2 Constantius II9 viewsConstantius II
AE2 Centenionolis.
4.5 g/20 mm
DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constantius standing left with labarum, two captives at feet. Mintmark SMHB.

Heraclea
RIC VIII 69
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/11/17 at 13:48Mat: Nice portrait and patina
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03 Constantius II18 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, 23mm, 5.5g
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANA in ex
Antioch 132
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/11/17 at 10:13quadrans: Nice one
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03 Constantius II18 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, 23mm, 5.5g
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANA in ex
Antioch 132
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/11/17 at 09:23Canaan: Nice Chocolate patina!!
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Hungary, Sigismund of Luxemburg (Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437). 7 viewsBillon quarting, 12-13 mm.
Obv: Patriarchal cross, Isymbol (privy mark) in central fields.
Rev: Crown
1 commentsancientone10/11/17 at 06:12quadrans: Ref:CNH2-129, Huszar-586, Unger(EH-I.)-456/vv.,
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4100 ARABIA, Decapolis. Petra. Hadrian 27mm Tyche11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4100; Spijkerman 3; SNG ANS 1360-3 var. (bust type)

Issue Petra metropolis

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ СƐΒΑϹΤΟС
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian (seen from rear), r.

Rev. ΠƐΤΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙС
Turreted and veiled Tyche seated l. on rock, l., her r. hand extended, holding trophy in l.

14.26 gr
27 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki10/11/17 at 01:52ancientone: Awesome! Love that bust.
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4100 ARABIA, Decapolis. Petra. Hadrian 27mm Tyche11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4100; Spijkerman 3; SNG ANS 1360-3 var. (bust type)

Issue Petra metropolis

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ СƐΒΑϹΤΟС
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian (seen from rear), r.

Rev. ΠƐΤΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙС
Turreted and veiled Tyche seated l. on rock, l., her r. hand extended, holding trophy in l.

14.26 gr
27 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki10/10/17 at 16:00Canaan: Great example of the type, i love it!!! The detail...
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Domitian RIC-81639 viewsAR Denarius, 2.73g
Rome mint, 95-96 AD
RIC 816 (R2). BMC 243. RSC 175.
Obv: DOMITIANVS AVG GERM; Head of Domitian, bare, bearded, r.
Rev: Temple, eight columns, seated figure in centre; IMP CAESAR on architrave
Ex Private Collection.

Domitian struck a rare undated issue of denarii depicting five different temples. Based on portrait style and the fact that Domitian's moneyers were experimenting with new reverse designs after 94, the issue has been dated to either 95 or 96. Four of the five temples have been identified - Serapis, Cybele, Minerva, and Capitoline Jupiter. The fifth type is an octastyle temple, as seen on the coin above, and its identification remains a mystery. Mattingly conjectured it could be the Temple of Divus Vespasian, P.V. Hill and D. Vagi thought it possibly the Temple of Jupiter Victor, R.H. Darwell-Smith speculated it is the Temple of Jupiter Custos, and M. Tameanko believed it to be the Temple of Divus Augustus. Tameanko makes the strongest case. Earlier renditions of the temple on the coinage under Caligula show it with a hexastyle facade. Domitian restored or rebuilt the temple after the fire of 80. His architect Rabirius may have completely overhauled the building in a more contemporary style producing an octastyle temple. Almost a hundred years later Antoninus Pius restored the temple again and struck a series of coins commemorating the event. His coins indeed depict an octastyle temple very much like the one seen on this denarius and may be proof that under Domitian the temple was rebuilt as an octastyle structure. However, until more evidence comes to light, the identification remains uncertain. Like Domitian's earlier Saecular Games series, the temple denarii were likely struck as a special issue, perhaps reflecting Domitian's new interest as builder. The remarkable bare headed portrait further enhances the issue as something special.

Needless to say it is a fantastically rare piece! Additionally, the eight column type may be the scarcest of the temple group, considering I have located only two other examples in trade over the last 15 years. The other two coins (OldRomanCoins 2002, HJB 145, lot 265) are obverse die matches with mine. Oddly, some specimens (BM 234 for example) lack IMP CAESAR on the architrave.

Worn, with some bumps and scrapes, but well-centred and in good style with plenty of eye appeal.
4 commentsDavid Atherton10/10/17 at 15:09Simon: Love the Temple. Nice find.
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Domitian RIC-81639 viewsAR Denarius, 2.73g
Rome mint, 95-96 AD
RIC 816 (R2). BMC 243. RSC 175.
Obv: DOMITIANVS AVG GERM; Head of Domitian, bare, bearded, r.
Rev: Temple, eight columns, seated figure in centre; IMP CAESAR on architrave
Ex Private Collection.

Domitian struck a rare undated issue of denarii depicting five different temples. Based on portrait style and the fact that Domitian's moneyers were experimenting with new reverse designs after 94, the issue has been dated to either 95 or 96. Four of the five temples have been identified - Serapis, Cybele, Minerva, and Capitoline Jupiter. The fifth type is an octastyle temple, as seen on the coin above, and its identification remains a mystery. Mattingly conjectured it could be the Temple of Divus Vespasian, P.V. Hill and D. Vagi thought it possibly the Temple of Jupiter Victor, R.H. Darwell-Smith speculated it is the Temple of Jupiter Custos, and M. Tameanko believed it to be the Temple of Divus Augustus. Tameanko makes the strongest case. Earlier renditions of the temple on the coinage under Caligula show it with a hexastyle facade. Domitian restored or rebuilt the temple after the fire of 80. His architect Rabirius may have completely overhauled the building in a more contemporary style producing an octastyle temple. Almost a hundred years later Antoninus Pius restored the temple again and struck a series of coins commemorating the event. His coins indeed depict an octastyle temple very much like the one seen on this denarius and may be proof that under Domitian the temple was rebuilt as an octastyle structure. However, until more evidence comes to light, the identification remains uncertain. Like Domitian's earlier Saecular Games series, the temple denarii were likely struck as a special issue, perhaps reflecting Domitian's new interest as builder. The remarkable bare headed portrait further enhances the issue as something special.

Needless to say it is a fantastically rare piece! Additionally, the eight column type may be the scarcest of the temple group, considering I have located only two other examples in trade over the last 15 years. The other two coins (OldRomanCoins 2002, HJB 145, lot 265) are obverse die matches with mine. Oddly, some specimens (BM 234 for example) lack IMP CAESAR on the architrave.

Worn, with some bumps and scrapes, but well-centred and in good style with plenty of eye appeal.
4 commentsDavid Atherton10/10/17 at 12:58okidoki: nice temple
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Domitian RIC-81639 viewsAR Denarius, 2.73g
Rome mint, 95-96 AD
RIC 816 (R2). BMC 243. RSC 175.
Obv: DOMITIANVS AVG GERM; Head of Domitian, bare, bearded, r.
Rev: Temple, eight columns, seated figure in centre; IMP CAESAR on architrave
Ex Private Collection.

Domitian struck a rare undated issue of denarii depicting five different temples. Based on portrait style and the fact that Domitian's moneyers were experimenting with new reverse designs after 94, the issue has been dated to either 95 or 96. Four of the five temples have been identified - Serapis, Cybele, Minerva, and Capitoline Jupiter. The fifth type is an octastyle temple, as seen on the coin above, and its identification remains a mystery. Mattingly conjectured it could be the Temple of Divus Vespasian, P.V. Hill and D. Vagi thought it possibly the Temple of Jupiter Victor, R.H. Darwell-Smith speculated it is the Temple of Jupiter Custos, and M. Tameanko believed it to be the Temple of Divus Augustus. Tameanko makes the strongest case. Earlier renditions of the temple on the coinage under Caligula show it with a hexastyle facade. Domitian restored or rebuilt the temple after the fire of 80. His architect Rabirius may have completely overhauled the building in a more contemporary style producing an octastyle temple. Almost a hundred years later Antoninus Pius restored the temple again and struck a series of coins commemorating the event. His coins indeed depict an octastyle temple very much like the one seen on this denarius and may be proof that under Domitian the temple was rebuilt as an octastyle structure. However, until more evidence comes to light, the identification remains uncertain. Like Domitian's earlier Saecular Games series, the temple denarii were likely struck as a special issue, perhaps reflecting Domitian's new interest as builder. The remarkable bare headed portrait further enhances the issue as something special.

Needless to say it is a fantastically rare piece! Additionally, the eight column type may be the scarcest of the temple group, considering I have located only two other examples in trade over the last 15 years. The other two coins (OldRomanCoins 2002, HJB 145, lot 265) are obverse die matches with mine. Oddly, some specimens (BM 234 for example) lack IMP CAESAR on the architrave.

Worn, with some bumps and scrapes, but well-centred and in good style with plenty of eye appeal.
4 commentsDavid Atherton10/10/17 at 09:33Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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Domitian RIC-81639 viewsAR Denarius, 2.73g
Rome mint, 95-96 AD
RIC 816 (R2). BMC 243. RSC 175.
Obv: DOMITIANVS AVG GERM; Head of Domitian, bare, bearded, r.
Rev: Temple, eight columns, seated figure in centre; IMP CAESAR on architrave
Ex Private Collection.

Domitian struck a rare undated issue of denarii depicting five different temples. Based on portrait style and the fact that Domitian's moneyers were experimenting with new reverse designs after 94, the issue has been dated to either 95 or 96. Four of the five temples have been identified - Serapis, Cybele, Minerva, and Capitoline Jupiter. The fifth type is an octastyle temple, as seen on the coin above, and its identification remains a mystery. Mattingly conjectured it could be the Temple of Divus Vespasian, P.V. Hill and D. Vagi thought it possibly the Temple of Jupiter Victor, R.H. Darwell-Smith speculated it is the Temple of Jupiter Custos, and M. Tameanko believed it to be the Temple of Divus Augustus. Tameanko makes the strongest case. Earlier renditions of the temple on the coinage under Caligula show it with a hexastyle facade. Domitian restored or rebuilt the temple after the fire of 80. His architect Rabirius may have completely overhauled the building in a more contemporary style producing an octastyle temple. Almost a hundred years later Antoninus Pius restored the temple again and struck a series of coins commemorating the event. His coins indeed depict an octastyle temple very much like the one seen on this denarius and may be proof that under Domitian the temple was rebuilt as an octastyle structure. However, until more evidence comes to light, the identification remains uncertain. Like Domitian's earlier Saecular Games series, the temple denarii were likely struck as a special issue, perhaps reflecting Domitian's new interest as builder. The remarkable bare headed portrait further enhances the issue as something special.

Needless to say it is a fantastically rare piece! Additionally, the eight column type may be the scarcest of the temple group, considering I have located only two other examples in trade over the last 15 years. The other two coins (OldRomanCoins 2002, HJB 145, lot 265) are obverse die matches with mine. Oddly, some specimens (BM 234 for example) lack IMP CAESAR on the architrave.

Worn, with some bumps and scrapes, but well-centred and in good style with plenty of eye appeal.
4 commentsDavid Atherton10/10/17 at 05:28Jay GT4: An exceptional acquisition! Congrats!
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Follis, Nicomedia (Sear 199; DOC 110; MIBE 105)10 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M; cross above and flanking, B below; NIKM in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek10/10/17 at 02:23Simon: Great Green patina.
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Follis, Nicomedia (Sear 199; DOC 110; MIBE 105)10 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M; cross above and flanking, B below; NIKM in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek10/10/17 at 02:23Simon: Great Green patina.
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14 views Emperor period:AUGUSTUS.
Year:27 BC-14 AD.
Countermark
munt: Sestertius
gewicht; 33 mm , 21,8 g

City:Rome mint.
Struck 16 BC.

OB Ti. Sempronius Graccus, moneyer.
REV: Legend in three lines within oak-wreath flanked by two laurel branches
The front is destroyed.

Large S C; countermarks: radiate head right and Lunar goddess(?) standing left.

Helios
Early Augustan Sestertius: Radiate head of Helios r.; std. lunar deity with crescent above head
Also referred to as a 'nailed helmet'. Sometimes this 'radiate' head is found struck twice on examples of Augustan sestertii and, occasionally, it is found paired with this standing lunar diety. This latter type should make the 'Helios' designation of the other countermark a certainty. Countermark Martini Pangerl Collection 65.
1 commentsimperator10/09/17 at 13:38Vincent: Well struck c/m and interesting ones at that
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Struck A.D.351 - 354. CONSTANTIUS GALLUS CAESAR. AE2 Majorina or Centenionalis of Antioch.48 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES. Bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius Gallus facing right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman, discarded shield on ground at feet; in left field, Γ : in exergue, ANH.
Diameter 24mm | Weight 5.6gms.
RIC VIII: 134

This coin is one of the vast issues struck for several years after a reform of the bronze coinage by Constantius II and Constans in conjunction with the 1100th anniversary of Rome in A.D.348. The coins depict historical events associated with these emperors. This type more than likely is an allusion to Constantius II's victory against the Persians in a battle which took place near Ctesiphon, the Persian capital, in A.D.344 which resulted in the Romans capturing the heir to the Persian throne.
2 comments*Alex10/09/17 at 07:50Randygeki(h2): Great coin!
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15. Constantius II / Falling horseman.32 viewsMaiorina (larger AE 2), 350-355, Antioch mint.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Constantius II.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO / Soldier spearing horseman, who has already dropped his shield and is falling off his horse. Γ in left field.
Mint mark: ANH
5.45 gm., 22 mm.
RIC # 132; LRBC #2625; Sear #18171.
1 commentsCallimachus10/09/17 at 07:49Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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RIC 0402 Domitianus66 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C in exergue; Domitian standing right clasping hands over altar with officer standing left; behind officer, one soldier with standard, and one soldier at right with spear and shield.
AE/Sestertius (37,08 mm 28,10 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (3rd issue)
RIC 402 (R2), BMCRE - BNF unpublished
ex Roma Numismatics Auction XIV lot 709
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus10/09/17 at 03:02Simon: Beautiful Coin!
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RIC 0402 Domitianus66 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C in exergue; Domitian standing right clasping hands over altar with officer standing left; behind officer, one soldier with standard, and one soldier at right with spear and shield.
AE/Sestertius (37,08 mm 28,10 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (3rd issue)
RIC 402 (R2), BMCRE - BNF unpublished
ex Roma Numismatics Auction XIV lot 709
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus10/09/17 at 02:58ickster: Wow! That must be amazing in hand.
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