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RIC 762 Domitian denarius19 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; owl to right (M2).

Rome, Sept 14 93 AD-Sept 13, 94 AD

3.40g

RIC 762 (C3)

Ex-ANE from an old collection. EF with wonderful dark patina.
5 commentsJay GT404/26/17 at 08:31Randygeki(h2): Great coin Jay!
Domitian_762.jpg
RIC 762 Domitian denarius19 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; owl to right (M2).

Rome, Sept 14 93 AD-Sept 13, 94 AD

3.40g

RIC 762 (C3)

Ex-ANE from an old collection. EF with wonderful dark patina.
5 commentsJay GT404/26/17 at 04:23David Atherton: I know others are commenting on the toning, but it...
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, FORTVN REDVC5 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 194AD
18.0 x 17.0mm 3.16gr
O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II; Laureate head, right.
R: FORTVN REDVC; Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
Emesa Mint
RIC 377; Sear 2, 6277v; RSC 174a.
Aorta: 371: B3, O20, R102, T67, M2.
Trisekeles Auctions; VAuctions Sale 323, Lot 545
3/17/17 4/1/17
2 commentsNicholas Z04/26/17 at 04:13Nicholas Z: Yes, it is. The portrait looks better in hand too...
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0683, RIC (1962) ---, Rome, AR-Denarius, PONT MAX TR P COS V, Vespasian seated right, #152 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0683, RIC (1962) ---, Rome, AR-Denarius, PONT MAX TR P COS V, Vespasian seated right, #1
avers:- IMP CAESAR VESP AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- PONT-MAX-TR-P-COS-V, Vespasian seated right on curule chair, holding sceptre and branch.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,25g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 74 A.D., ref: RIC 0683, RIC (1962) ---, RSC-363, BMC 135,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans04/26/17 at 00:39Nemonater: Excellent!
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Constantius II7 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, A behind, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO III left, soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching
ASIRM in ex
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/25/17 at 19:03Randygeki(h2): oh yeah ^_^
Domitian_762.jpg
RIC 762 Domitian denarius19 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; owl to right (M2).

Rome, Sept 14 93 AD-Sept 13, 94 AD

3.40g

RIC 762 (C3)

Ex-ANE from an old collection. EF with wonderful dark patina.
5 commentsJay GT404/25/17 at 18:48FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example, I like the toning
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Sigloi2 views1 commentsMatteo04/25/17 at 17:28Jay GT4: Nice group
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Carradice Type IIIb2 viewsSiglos
5,45g. 15mm
1 commentsMatteo04/25/17 at 17:27Jay GT4: This one is great and nice punch marks
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Carradice Type IIIb2 viewsSiglos
5,44g 17mm
1 commentsMatteo04/25/17 at 17:27Jay GT4: Good one!
Domitian_762.jpg
RIC 762 Domitian denarius19 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; owl to right (M2).

Rome, Sept 14 93 AD-Sept 13, 94 AD

3.40g

RIC 762 (C3)

Ex-ANE from an old collection. EF with wonderful dark patina.
5 commentsJay GT404/25/17 at 16:18quadrans: I agree great coin, nice toning too...
Domitian_762.jpg
RIC 762 Domitian denarius19 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; owl to right (M2).

Rome, Sept 14 93 AD-Sept 13, 94 AD

3.40g

RIC 762 (C3)

Ex-ANE from an old collection. EF with wonderful dark patina.
5 commentsJay GT404/25/17 at 16:04Nemonater: Lovely piece, great toning!
Vespasian_Dattari.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria Vespasian AE Diobol5 viewsEgypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Vespasian, 69-79 Diobol circa 70-71 (year 3), Æ 26.5mm., 9.15g. Laureate head r. Rev. Bust of Isis r.; in front, LΓ. RPC 2430 (this coin cited). Dattari-Savio Pl. 14, 382 (this coin).
Brown tone. Very Fine.
From the Dattari collection.
Naville Numismatics Auction #30, Lot 283, April 02, 2017.
2 commentsorfew04/25/17 at 14:30Jay GT4: This is a great series I'd like to know more a...
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Constans3 viewsConstans AE Centenionalis. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, dot Gamma SIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 2541 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/25/17 at 13:58Jay GT4: Poor horse
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Constantius II7 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, A behind, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO III left, soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching
ASIRM in ex
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/25/17 at 13:58Jay GT4: You're loving these fallen horsemen aren't...
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Titus RIC-124c (2)20 viewsAR Denarius, 3.35g
Rome Mint 80 AD
RIC 124c (C2), BMC 62, RSC 313a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with nine palmettes, lituus within triangle
Acquired from M. Veissid & Co. (eBay), April 2017.

A rare variant of this common 'pulvinaria' type showing a lituus within the triangle. Perhaps one in ten dies have this variant. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes that some specimens may show a lituus.

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

Nice bull-necked portrait struck on a large flan and well centred. One of my favourite portrait types.
3 commentsDavid Atherton04/25/17 at 12:05Jay GT4: Eagle eyed!
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Titus RIC-124c (2)20 viewsAR Denarius, 3.35g
Rome Mint 80 AD
RIC 124c (C2), BMC 62, RSC 313a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with nine palmettes, lituus within triangle
Acquired from M. Veissid & Co. (eBay), April 2017.

A rare variant of this common 'pulvinaria' type showing a lituus within the triangle. Perhaps one in ten dies have this variant. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes that some specimens may show a lituus.

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

Nice bull-necked portrait struck on a large flan and well centred. One of my favourite portrait types.
3 commentsDavid Atherton04/25/17 at 09:05FlaviusDomitianus: Nice and interesting
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3/4 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 97 4 viewsAE3/4
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards the emperor (Rider with hair straight up, no beard, reaching (hair type not in RIC))
Minted in Nicomedia (//SMN Delta),
Reference:– RIC VIII Nicomedia 97 var (hairstyle/headwear)

Ex Lanz. Ex Kunker 288, ex. Collection Dr. Rainer Pudill

3,13 g. 16.55 mm
1 commentsmaridvnvm04/25/17 at 08:59Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Siscia 22212 viewsAE3
Obv:– VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma left
Rev:– –, She wolf feeding Romulus and Remus, two stars above
Minted in Siscia (//Gamma SIS).
Reference:– RIC VII Siscia 222
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/25/17 at 08:59Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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165 - Crispus - AE3 - RIC VII Arles 254 5 viewsAE3
Obv:– CRISPVS NOB C, Laureate head right
Rev:– CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, Wreath enclosing VOT X.
Minted in Arles (//T*AR).
Reference(s) – RIC VII Arles 254 (C1)
1 commentsmaridvnvm04/25/17 at 08:59Randygeki(h2): Another nice portrait
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Titus RIC-124c (2)20 viewsAR Denarius, 3.35g
Rome Mint 80 AD
RIC 124c (C2), BMC 62, RSC 313a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with nine palmettes, lituus within triangle
Acquired from M. Veissid & Co. (eBay), April 2017.

A rare variant of this common 'pulvinaria' type showing a lituus within the triangle. Perhaps one in ten dies have this variant. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes that some specimens may show a lituus.

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

Nice bull-necked portrait struck on a large flan and well centred. One of my favourite portrait types.
3 commentsDavid Atherton04/25/17 at 06:37okidoki: Nice
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Egypt, Alexandria Vespasian AE Diobol5 viewsEgypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Vespasian, 69-79 Diobol circa 70-71 (year 3), Æ 26.5mm., 9.15g. Laureate head r. Rev. Bust of Isis r.; in front, LΓ. RPC 2430 (this coin cited). Dattari-Savio Pl. 14, 382 (this coin).
Brown tone. Very Fine.
From the Dattari collection.
Naville Numismatics Auction #30, Lot 283, April 02, 2017.
2 commentsorfew04/25/17 at 06:20David Atherton: Very nice!
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Trajan RIC 128 mule, double strike6 viewsTrajan RIC 128 mule, double strike11 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r., dr. l. s. (double strike)
Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC
Victory standing l. half dr., holding wreath and palm.

3.50g, 18mm
possibly modern
1 commentsklausklage04/25/17 at 00:21Curtis H2: Very cool!
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Gens Sergia, denarius (116-115 a.C)6 viewsGens Sergia, denario, coniato da M. Sergius Silus (116-115 a.C.), Roma
AR, 3.86 gr, 18 mm, BB
D/ ROMA EX S C; testa di Roma con elmo attico alato; dietro, X barrata.
R/ M SERGI / SILVS in ex; un cavaliere al galoppo, con la testa di un nemico in mano; sotto, Q.
Crawford 286/1
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 23 aprile 2017, numero catalogo 275), ex collezione Alessandro Vanni, Tinia numismatica (Follonica, Italia, fino all'aprile 2017)
1 commentspaolo04/24/17 at 15:31Jay GT4: Love this type
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2015) 8.14.09.08 (plate coin)4 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 12.2g
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L CEP. - CEVHROC
Bust, laureate, r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP AVR GALLOV.NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Nike in long double chiton advancing l., holding in l. arm palm branch and in extended r.
hand wreath
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1301 var. (without drapery and NIKOPOLIT)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.9.8 (plate coin)
F+

The bust of this obv. die is always slightly draped on the l. shoulder. Therefore the following types should be corrected:
- No. 8.14.4.7 (Athena)
- No. 8.14.9.11 (Nike with biga)
- No. 8.14.38.15 (Tyche)
This obv. die seems to be one of the rarer ones.
1 commentsJochen04/24/17 at 13:17archivum: This looks like 8.14.9.7 to me; for 8.14.9.8 see (...
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0070a, Rome, AR-Denarius, GENIVS POP ROMANI, Genius standing front,18 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0070a, Rome, AR-Denarius, GENIVS POP ROMANI, Genius standing front,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-COS-III, Bare head right.
revers:- GENIVS-POP-ROMANI, Genius standing front, head right, with scepter and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0 mm, weight: 2,68g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 140-143 A.D., ref: RIC-III-70a-p-14, RSC-405, BMC-207,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/24/17 at 08:54Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, CM//XXI, Sol left in spred quadriga, #118 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H, CM//XXI, Sol left in spred quadriga, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Bust Type H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
revers:- SO-LI-N-VICT-O, Sol left in spred quadriga, rising right hand and holding whip in left hand.
exergo: CM//XXI, diameter: 22,0-24,0mm, weight: 4,40g, axis: 5h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-911, p-118, 3rd emission,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/24/17 at 04:53Jay GT4: It's OK Q
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Nero, Tetradrachm, AYTO-KPA6 viewsBI Tetradrachm
Roman Provincial Alexandria, Egypt
Nero
Augustus: 54 - 68AD
Issued: 65 - 66AD
22.5mm
O: NEPΩ KΛΑΥ ΚΑΙΣ ΣεΒ ΓεΡ; Radiate head, right; aegis on chest.
R: AYTO-KPA; Alexandria bust, right, elephant skin headdress.
Exergue: LIB (= Regnal Year 12), right field.
RPC 5289; Dattari 204; Geisen 172; Milne 238; Sear 2004.
Ellie, Birthday Gift
11/2/13 4/23/17
1 commentsNicholas Z04/24/17 at 04:53Jay GT4: Good portrait of Nero
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Vespasian RIC 19 (3)70 viewsAR Denarius, 3.45g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 19 (C), BMC 7, RSC 84
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS ITER FORT RED; Fortuna, draped, standing l.,setting r. hand on prow and holding cornucopiae in l. hand

Early in Vespasian's reign the Rome mint had a hard time getting his portrait right because he spent the balance of his first year as emperor in Egypt. There is a wide variation in portrait types and styles until the mint was able to procure a suitable portrait bust. Some, such as the one on this common Fortuna type, are unmodified Vitellius portraits. Certainly this denarius was one of the first coined for Vespasian at the mint.

A strikingly unusual portrait struck on a large flan.
4 commentsDavid Atherton04/23/17 at 23:24ancientdave: Neat addition!
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0070a, Rome, AR-Denarius, GENIVS POP ROMANI, Genius standing front,18 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0070a, Rome, AR-Denarius, GENIVS POP ROMANI, Genius standing front,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-COS-III, Bare head right.
revers:- GENIVS-POP-ROMANI, Genius standing front, head right, with scepter and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0 mm, weight: 2,68g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 140-143 A.D., ref: RIC-III-70a-p-14, RSC-405, BMC-207,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/23/17 at 23:20ancientdave: Fantastic coin on both sides! Excellent find!
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Trajan Sestertius Trajan on Horseback Trampling Dacian29 viewsObv.
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V P P
Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder

Rev.
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
S C in exergue
Trajan on horseback right, spearing Dacian below horse

33mm 26.25g

RIC 543
3 commentsancientdave04/23/17 at 12:14David Atherton: Fantastic!
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RIC 369 Titus denarius31 viewsT CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT
Laureate head of Titus right

Titus sanding right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium, Palm tree before him at foot of which Judaea, as a mourning captive, is seated right, on ground

Rome 72 AD
3.32g

RIC II 369 (R2)

Ex-Canadian Coin

The reverse celebrates the success of Vespasian and Titus in quelling the First Jewish Revolt. Also commonly known as Judea Capta denarius.

Wildwinds example
4 commentsJay GT404/23/17 at 04:40Randygeki(h2): Neat addition!
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Titus AR Denarius18 viewsTitus AR Denarius 79 AD Rome,
Judaea Capta issue.
(3.12 gram, 18 mm).
Obv: IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right)
Rev: TR POT VIII COS VII Captive kneeling right before trophy.
RIC 1, RSC 334a, Sear RCV (2000) 2505
3 commentsorfew04/22/17 at 22:12David Atherton: Lovely example!
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Trajan Sestertius Trajan on Horseback Trampling Dacian29 viewsObv.
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V P P
Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder

Rev.
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
S C in exergue
Trajan on horseback right, spearing Dacian below horse

33mm 26.25g

RIC 543
3 commentsancientdave04/22/17 at 21:39Jay GT4: Excellent!
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Trajan Sestertius Trajan on Horseback Trampling Dacian29 viewsObv.
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V P P
Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder

Rev.
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
S C in exergue
Trajan on horseback right, spearing Dacian below horse

33mm 26.25g

RIC 543
3 commentsancientdave04/22/17 at 19:25FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice coin indeed, congrats!
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Constantine Follis13 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
2 commentsorfew04/22/17 at 18:46quadrans: Great coin and details..
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Hungary (Habsburg): Matthias II (King of Hungary 1608-1619; Holy Roman Emperor 1612-1619)7 viewsHuszár 1140, Unger 869, KM 32 [?]; dated 1612

Billon denar, Kremnitz/Körmöcbánya (now Kremnica, Slovakia) mint, .58 g., 14.31 mm. max., 180°

Obv: MAT • II • D • G • [HV • BO • ]REX • 1612 • (= Matthias II Dei Gratia/By the grace of God Rex/King of Hungary and Bohemia), two-part shield with Árpádian stripes and patriarchal cross emerging from crown on three hills, K-B (=Kremnitz-Bergstadt/Körmöcz-Bánya) flanking, over-struck with partial legend MAT • II • D • ... starting at 5:00.

Rev: PATRONA HVNGARI •, Madonna without rays, child to her left.

Huszár rarity R6.
1 commentsStkp04/22/17 at 18:43quadrans: Nice Piece..
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Constantius II13 viewsConstantius II, AE 3, Constantinople, 348-50 AD, 2.04g. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, radiate phoenix standing right on globe. Mintmark CONSI star. RIC VIII Constantinople 93 var (unlisted officina)?3 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/22/17 at 18:38quadrans: Nice Phoenix..
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Maximinus Thrax Sestertius50 viewsObv. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI S C, Salus seated left on throne, feeding, with her right hand, snake rising right from altar to left.
Mint: Rome, 235-238 AD.

20mm 20.18g

RIC 85, BMC 175, Cohen 92


Ex Nomos 1, 6 May 2009, 159.
Ex Bank Leu 18, 5 May 1977, 368. From the collection of Ph. S.
4 commentskc04/22/17 at 17:31ancientdave: Excellent addition!
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Domitian RIC-44476 viewsAR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 444 (R3), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Ancient Treasures (eBay), April 2017.

Second known M1 specimen from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity. In fact, the final 'I' in the obverse legend appears to have been engraved over the tip of the bust, indicating it is a reworked TR P V die. Not long after this coin was struck (perhaps just a few days) word reached the mint of Domitian's thirteenth imperial acclamation, ending this issue's brief run.

Nicely toned with a very fine style portrait.
8 commentsDavid Atherton04/22/17 at 16:13Jim H: I was actually looking at this one myself. Too ba...
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RIC 369 Titus denarius31 viewsT CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT
Laureate head of Titus right

Titus sanding right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium, Palm tree before him at foot of which Judaea, as a mourning captive, is seated right, on ground

Rome 72 AD
3.32g

RIC II 369 (R2)

Ex-Canadian Coin

The reverse celebrates the success of Vespasian and Titus in quelling the First Jewish Revolt. Also commonly known as Judea Capta denarius.

Wildwinds example
4 commentsJay GT404/22/17 at 02:02Nemonater: Very nice. I really like the "uncleaned" look!
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Titus AR Denarius18 viewsTitus AR Denarius 79 AD Rome,
Judaea Capta issue.
(3.12 gram, 18 mm).
Obv: IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right)
Rev: TR POT VIII COS VII Captive kneeling right before trophy.
RIC 1, RSC 334a, Sear RCV (2000) 2505
3 commentsorfew04/22/17 at 00:51Nemonater: Nice and hard to find!
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Constantine Follis13 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
2 commentsorfew04/22/17 at 00:37Jay GT4: Exceptional reverse! Never seen that type before
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Titus AR Denarius18 viewsTitus AR Denarius 79 AD Rome,
Judaea Capta issue.
(3.12 gram, 18 mm).
Obv: IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right)
Rev: TR POT VIII COS VII Captive kneeling right before trophy.
RIC 1, RSC 334a, Sear RCV (2000) 2505
3 commentsorfew04/21/17 at 23:42Jay GT4: Very nice example
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RIC 369 Titus denarius31 viewsT CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT
Laureate head of Titus right

Titus sanding right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium, Palm tree before him at foot of which Judaea, as a mourning captive, is seated right, on ground

Rome 72 AD
3.32g

RIC II 369 (R2)

Ex-Canadian Coin

The reverse celebrates the success of Vespasian and Titus in quelling the First Jewish Revolt. Also commonly known as Judea Capta denarius.

Wildwinds example
4 commentsJay GT404/21/17 at 20:31David Atherton: The rarer 'Rome' version of the type. Very...
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Aksumite Empire: Kaleb (ca. 510-540) AR Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 42; Munro-Hay Type 111; BMC Axum 411-12)30 viewsObv: ነገሠ ከለበ (neguš Kaleb; King Kaleb); Crowned bust right; cross above
Rev: ለሀገረ ዘየደለ (la-hagar ze-yedlu (or za-yedallu); May this be (or he who is) suitable for the city/country); Bust right, wearing headcloth; cross above
4 commentsQuant.Geek04/21/17 at 17:49Kaleb B: Yes I can see the characters, thank you!
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Octavian AR Denarius. Rome.20 viewsBare head of Octavian right / Arch surmounted by facing Quadriga bearing Octavian.
aF.
2 commentsSam04/21/17 at 16:45Sam: Thank you so much dear friend Jay , always honor &...
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RIC 369 Titus denarius31 viewsT CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT
Laureate head of Titus right

Titus sanding right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium, Palm tree before him at foot of which Judaea, as a mourning captive, is seated right, on ground

Rome 72 AD
3.32g

RIC II 369 (R2)

Ex-Canadian Coin

The reverse celebrates the success of Vespasian and Titus in quelling the First Jewish Revolt. Also commonly known as Judea Capta denarius.

Wildwinds example
4 commentsJay GT404/21/17 at 15:52FlaviusDomitianus: Nice coin and picture
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Asia Minor, RPC, Mysia, Pergamon, Senate, Roma, monogram 7 viewsPergamon
Asia Minor, Mysia
Anonymous issue
AD late 1st-mid 2nd cent
Obv.: ΘEON CVN - KΛHTON, draped bust of Senate right
Rev.: ΘEAN - PΩMHN, head of Roma right, wearing mural crown; monogram in right field.
AE, 3.26g, 18 mm.
Ref.: BMC Mysia 135, 221 var. (monogram)
1 commentsshanxi04/21/17 at 14:35Jay GT4: Excellent
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Severus Alexander, of Orthosia, Phoenicia13 viewsObv. AY K M AYR ALEXANDROC KAICAP, laureate head right.
Rev. ORQWCIEWN, tetrastyle temple with pediment above central arch and doorways on sides; within a statue of Astarte standing facing, holding sceptre, river-god swimming right below.
References: Lindgren II.2310v, SNG Righetti 2276v, BMC 5v, Winsemann 1818v, (Rouvier 883).
25x22mm, 6.11 grams.
2 commentsCanaan04/21/17 at 09:42Randygeki(h2): Great reverse
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Aeolis, Kyme, (c. 250-200 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 101, KY/-//ΠYΘIΩN, Horse advancing right,45 viewsAeolis, Kyme, (c. 250-200 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 101, KY/-//ΠYΘIΩN, Horse advancing right,
avers: Head of the Amazon Kyme right wearing taenia.
revers: Horse advancing right, KY above, jug below raised leg, ΠYΘIΩN (Magistrate Phytas same as ΠΥΤΑΣ i.e BMC 71-72) in exergo.
exerg: KY/-//ΠYΘIΩN, diameter: 18,0-19,5mm, weight: 6,61g, axes: 0h,
mint: Aeolis, Kyme, date: c. 250-200 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 101,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/21/17 at 09:40Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Domitian RIC-44476 viewsAR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 444 (R3), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Ancient Treasures (eBay), April 2017.

Second known M1 specimen from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity. In fact, the final 'I' in the obverse legend appears to have been engraved over the tip of the bust, indicating it is a reworked TR P V die. Not long after this coin was struck (perhaps just a few days) word reached the mint of Domitian's thirteenth imperial acclamation, ending this issue's brief run.

Nicely toned with a very fine style portrait.
8 commentsDavid Atherton04/21/17 at 09:37Randygeki(h2): Cool find
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1979A MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1979 DOC 22 CLBC 4.4.1149 viewsOBV Large, often ill formed letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated with 6 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 12.54mm

Weight 1.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights ranging from 1.10gm to 2.96 gm with sizes from 14mm to 18mm.


1 commentsSimon04/21/17 at 04:01wileyc: nice, just saw this, do not see many monogram 57 c...
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Lycian League7 views48 – 25 B.C.
Silver Hemidrachm
1.57 gm, 16 mm
Obv.: Head of Apollo right; Λ – Υ to either side of neck
Rev.: Kithara; M to left, A to right; tripod lower right

Troxell 110 Period IV, Series 6
Sear 5295
BMC Lycia p. 64, 14-18
SNG Cop. 84
Masicytus District mint
c. 28/27 to 19/18 B.C.
2 commentsJaimelai04/20/17 at 20:04Jaimelai: Thanks!
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CAMPANIA, NEAPOLIS AR Didrachm5 viewsOBVERSE: Head of nymph Parthenope right, wearing headband, pendant earring, and pearl necklace
REVERSE: Man-faced bull walking right, head facing, above Nike flying right to crown him // [NΕΟΠΟΛΙΤΗΣ]
Struck at Neapolis (Naples) 350-325 BC
7.3g, 20mm
SNG ANS 296-298. SNG Lockett 79. HN Italy 565
ex. JAZ Numismatics
1 commentsLegatus04/20/17 at 19:31Jay GT4: Nice pick up!
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Lycian League7 views48 – 25 B.C.
Silver Hemidrachm
1.57 gm, 16 mm
Obv.: Head of Apollo right; Λ – Υ to either side of neck
Rev.: Kithara; M to left, A to right; tripod lower right

Troxell 110 Period IV, Series 6
Sear 5295
BMC Lycia p. 64, 14-18
SNG Cop. 84
Masicytus District mint
c. 28/27 to 19/18 B.C.
2 commentsJaimelai04/20/17 at 12:20shanxi: nice example
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Vespasian RIC-945 Mule50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 944 (R3, this coin), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: COS VI in ex.; Pair of Oxen, under yoke, l.
Acquired from Celeste Jones Mining, April 2017. Ex CGB Monnaies 21, 18 June 2004, lot 2387.

A unique mint mule with an obverse of Vespasian combined with a reverse from Titus Caesar's parallel issue. Vespasian was COS VIII when the coin was struck in 77/78, so the reverse title is quite impossible. This specimen is cited in RIC, apparently the only one recorded. A combination of a rare left facing Vespasian portrait with the rare yoked oxen type for Titus Caesar makes it unlikely another specimen will turn up any time soon. The yoked oxen reverse copies a Republican denarius struck by L. Cassius Caecianus, Crawford 321/1. Possibly a 'colonist' or general agricultural type.

In very fine condition and good style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/20/17 at 10:52Nemonater: Fantastic!
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155 - Licinius I - Follis - RIC VII Alexandria 10 11 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre; eagle with wreath at foot left
Minted in Alexandria (_ | Wreath over B over N / ALE). A.D. 314
Reference(s) – RIC VII Alexandria 10 (R2)
1 commentsmaridvnvm04/20/17 at 07:51Canaan: Very nice!
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Siscia 22212 viewsAE3
Obv:– VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma left
Rev:– –, She wolf feeding Romulus and Remus, two stars above
Minted in Siscia (//Gamma SIS).
Reference:– RIC VII Siscia 222
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/20/17 at 07:50Canaan: Extraordinary in a mint state example, congrats Ma...
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54. Henry IV.5 viewsPenny, heavy coinage: 1399-1412, York mint.
Obverse: +HENRIC REX ANGL Z FRANC / Crowned bust, facing.
Reverse: CIVITAS EBORACI / Long cross with three pellets in each angle, quatrefoil at center.
Classification: The identifying feature of the mint of York is the Quatrefoil at the center of the reverse cross. The broad face with rounded chin identifies the specific catalog numbers in both North and Seaby.

1.03 gm., 18 mm.
North #1351; Seaby #1722.

Provenance: ex. Lord Stewartby collection.
1 commentsCallimachus04/20/17 at 00:38Mat: Very nice!
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Vespasian RIC-945 Mule50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 944 (R3, this coin), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: COS VI in ex.; Pair of Oxen, under yoke, l.
Acquired from Celeste Jones Mining, April 2017. Ex CGB Monnaies 21, 18 June 2004, lot 2387.

A unique mint mule with an obverse of Vespasian combined with a reverse from Titus Caesar's parallel issue. Vespasian was COS VIII when the coin was struck in 77/78, so the reverse title is quite impossible. This specimen is cited in RIC, apparently the only one recorded. A combination of a rare left facing Vespasian portrait with the rare yoked oxen type for Titus Caesar makes it unlikely another specimen will turn up any time soon. The yoked oxen reverse copies a Republican denarius struck by L. Cassius Caecianus, Crawford 321/1. Possibly a 'colonist' or general agricultural type.

In very fine condition and good style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/19/17 at 15:50Mat: nice find
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Constantius II34 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed, A behind.
FEL TEMP - REPARATIO Soldier spearing fallen horseman,Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A left field, pellet right. PAR.L in ex
Arles
RIC-- (similar to Alres 146, PAR dot F)
Better photo.
Ferrando 2010, no. 1127
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/19/17 at 14:40Jay GT4: Great looking coin!
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Athens, Greece, Old Style Tetradrachm, 449 - 413 B.C.343 viewsSilver tetradrachm, SNG Cop 31 ff., SGCV I 2526, EF, light scuff on cheek, 17.184g, 25.6mm, 180o, Athens mint, obverse head of Athena right, almond shaped eye, crested helmet with olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round earring, hair in parallel curves; reverse AQE right, owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, olive sprig and crescent left, all within incuse square;

A superb beauty ex FORVM .


The old-style tetradrachm of Athens is famous for its almond shaped eye, archaic smile and charming owl reverse. Around 480 B.C. a wreath of olive leaves and a decorative scroll were added to Athena's helmet. On the reverse a crescent moon was added.

During the period 449 - 413 B.C. huge quantities of tetradrachms were minted to finance grandiose building projects such as the Parthenon and to cover the costs of the Peloponnesian War.

*With my sincere thank , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
9 commentsSam04/19/17 at 14:05Sam: Thank you so much dear friends Jay and Leo. Jay , ...
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Vespasian RIC-945 Mule50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 944 (R3, this coin), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: COS VI in ex.; Pair of Oxen, under yoke, l.
Acquired from Celeste Jones Mining, April 2017. Ex CGB Monnaies 21, 18 June 2004, lot 2387.

A unique mint mule with an obverse of Vespasian combined with a reverse from Titus Caesar's parallel issue. Vespasian was COS VIII when the coin was struck in 77/78, so the reverse title is quite impossible. This specimen is cited in RIC, apparently the only one recorded. A combination of a rare left facing Vespasian portrait with the rare yoked oxen type for Titus Caesar makes it unlikely another specimen will turn up any time soon. The yoked oxen reverse copies a Republican denarius struck by L. Cassius Caecianus, Crawford 321/1. Possibly a 'colonist' or general agricultural type.

In very fine condition and good style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/19/17 at 12:34Jay GT4: Great piece
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Severus Alexander, of Orthosia, Phoenicia13 viewsObv. AY K M AYR ALEXANDROC KAICAP, laureate head right.
Rev. ORQWCIEWN, tetrastyle temple with pediment above central arch and doorways on sides; within a statue of Astarte standing facing, holding sceptre, river-god swimming right below.
References: Lindgren II.2310v, SNG Righetti 2276v, BMC 5v, Winsemann 1818v, (Rouvier 883).
25x22mm, 6.11 grams.
2 commentsCanaan04/19/17 at 08:48shanxi: nice temple
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Vespasian RIC-945 Mule50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 944 (R3, this coin), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: COS VI in ex.; Pair of Oxen, under yoke, l.
Acquired from Celeste Jones Mining, April 2017. Ex CGB Monnaies 21, 18 June 2004, lot 2387.

A unique mint mule with an obverse of Vespasian combined with a reverse from Titus Caesar's parallel issue. Vespasian was COS VIII when the coin was struck in 77/78, so the reverse title is quite impossible. This specimen is cited in RIC, apparently the only one recorded. A combination of a rare left facing Vespasian portrait with the rare yoked oxen type for Titus Caesar makes it unlikely another specimen will turn up any time soon. The yoked oxen reverse copies a Republican denarius struck by L. Cassius Caecianus, Crawford 321/1. Possibly a 'colonist' or general agricultural type.

In very fine condition and good style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/19/17 at 08:46FlaviusDomitianus: It has found it's home, congrats.
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Vespasian RIC-945 Mule50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.22g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 944 (R3, this coin), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: COS VI in ex.; Pair of Oxen, under yoke, l.
Acquired from Celeste Jones Mining, April 2017. Ex CGB Monnaies 21, 18 June 2004, lot 2387.

A unique mint mule with an obverse of Vespasian combined with a reverse from Titus Caesar's parallel issue. Vespasian was COS VIII when the coin was struck in 77/78, so the reverse title is quite impossible. This specimen is cited in RIC, apparently the only one recorded. A combination of a rare left facing Vespasian portrait with the rare yoked oxen type for Titus Caesar makes it unlikely another specimen will turn up any time soon. The yoked oxen reverse copies a Republican denarius struck by L. Cassius Caecianus, Crawford 321/1. Possibly a 'colonist' or general agricultural type.

In very fine condition and good style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/19/17 at 07:56okidoki: very nice and special Mule
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Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 507a (var.) - Faustina II, Pudicitia standing17 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right, pearl diadem.
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia standing facing, head left, drawing veil and holding hem of skirt
Ag, 3.12g
Ref.: RIC III 507a var (pearl diadem)
Ex collection Hannelore Scheiner
Ex Künker eLive Auction 44, lot 111
4 commentsshanxi04/19/17 at 07:15Canaan: Extraordinary detailed bust, just a beauty.
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Valentinian12 viewsValentinian I AE3. AD 364-367. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / RESTITVTOR REIP, Valentinian standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe. Mintmark TESB

Thessalonica
RIC IX 17a1, B
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/19/17 at 07:09Canaan: Nice bust.
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Justin II, with Sophia. 565-578. Æ Follis, Theupolis (Antioch).13 viewsObv. Justin and Sophia, both nimbate, enthroned facing; Justin holding globus cruciger and Sophia holding cruciform scepter.
Rev. Large M; cross above, date across field; Γ//τHЄЧP’.
Theoupolis (Antioch) mint, 4th officina. Dated RY 7 (571/2) ?!.
31mm, 15.2 g
1 commentsCanaan04/19/17 at 04:54Randygeki(h2): Nice
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RIC 1560 Titus Antioch Denarius40 viewsT CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI.
Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera.

Antioch, 72-73 AD
3.42g

RIC² 1560 (Vespasian)(R2); RPC II 1932 (5 spec.); RSC 44.

Ex-Tom Vossen
6 commentsJay GT404/19/17 at 04:54Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Constantius II13 viewsConstantius II, AE 3, Constantinople, 348-50 AD, 2.04g. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, radiate phoenix standing right on globe. Mintmark CONSI star. RIC VIII Constantinople 93 var (unlisted officina)?3 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/18/17 at 22:42Jay GT4: Good portrait
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Valentinian12 viewsValentinian I AE3. AD 364-367. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / RESTITVTOR REIP, Valentinian standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe. Mintmark TESB

Thessalonica
RIC IX 17a1, B
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/18/17 at 21:51Mat: Nice addition
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Constantius II13 viewsConstantius II, AE 3, Constantinople, 348-50 AD, 2.04g. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, radiate phoenix standing right on globe. Mintmark CONSI star. RIC VIII Constantinople 93 var (unlisted officina)?3 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/18/17 at 21:51Mat: Nice patina on it
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Commodus16 viewsCommodus, sestertius
23,05g
Obv. M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT Head of Commodus, laureate, right
Rev. P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P S C Commodus, standing in triumphal quadriga moving left, holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
RIC 464
1 commentsMarsman04/18/17 at 20:15Canaan: Extraordinary, a real beauty!!
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Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 507a (var.) - Faustina II, Pudicitia standing17 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right, pearl diadem.
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia standing facing, head left, drawing veil and holding hem of skirt
Ag, 3.12g
Ref.: RIC III 507a var (pearl diadem)
Ex collection Hannelore Scheiner
Ex Künker eLive Auction 44, lot 111
4 commentsshanxi04/18/17 at 19:31Marsman: It's a beauty
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Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 507a (var.) - Faustina II, Pudicitia standing17 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right, pearl diadem.
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia standing facing, head left, drawing veil and holding hem of skirt
Ag, 3.12g
Ref.: RIC III 507a var (pearl diadem)
Ex collection Hannelore Scheiner
Ex Künker eLive Auction 44, lot 111
4 commentsshanxi04/18/17 at 17:28ancientone: Very Nice Coin!!
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Athens, Attica, AE18, Athena advancing right.6 viewsAE18
Athens, Attica
Greece
Mid 20's - 19BC
18.0mm
O: NO LEGEND; Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos, right.
R: NO LEGEND; Athena advancing right, holding transverse spear and aegis, owl to right, all within olive wreath.
Exergue: AΘΕ, left field.
Kroll 149; Svoronos plate 80, 29.
Harlan Berk
Chicago Coin Expo 4/6/17 4/17/17
1 commentsNicholas Z04/18/17 at 16:34shanxi: Interesting coin
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Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 507a (var.) - Faustina II, Pudicitia standing17 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right, pearl diadem.
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia standing facing, head left, drawing veil and holding hem of skirt
Ag, 3.12g
Ref.: RIC III 507a var (pearl diadem)
Ex collection Hannelore Scheiner
Ex Künker eLive Auction 44, lot 111
4 commentsshanxi04/18/17 at 15:26Jay GT4: What a distinctive portrait!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 109 14 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & 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. Horsemanis falling forward clutching his horse. He is wearing a phrygian cap
Minted in Constantinople (G | . | _ /CONSG).
Reference:- RIC VIII Constantinople 109 (C2)
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/18/17 at 04:35Randygeki(h2): Another nice addition
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170 - Constantius - AE2 - RIC VIII Aquileia 113/147 17 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman is sitting on ground. He is wearing a cap
Minted in Aquileia (A | _ /AQP dot).
Reference:- RIC VIII Aquileia 113/147 (RIC 113 and 147 appear to be identical but are disctinguished by one being earlier then the other. If anyone can tell the difference then please let me know.
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/18/17 at 04:35Randygeki(h2): Nice addition! Much better than either of mine.
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 335 10 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 commentsmaridvnvm04/18/17 at 04:34Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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PROBUS RIC 913 OFFICINA C8 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Γ//XXIMC
WEIGHT 3.07g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 913
COLLECTION NO. 698
1 commentsBarnaba604/17/17 at 17:57okidoki: very nice
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, denarius70 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63

Clickable for larger image
4 commentsJay GT404/17/17 at 16:57ickster: Nice catch!
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CAROLINGIANS. Charles le Chauve (the Bald). AR Denier8 viewsCAROLINGIANS. Charles le Chauve (the Bald). As Charles II, King of West Francia, 840-877. AR Denier (20mm, 1.55 g, 9h). Class 2. Curtisasonien (Courcessin or Courgeon) mint. Struck 864-877. + CRΛTIΛ D–I REX, Karolus monogram / + (HC)VRTISΛSONIEH, cross pattée; quadrate O in legend. Depeyrot 375 (Courgeon); M&G 895 (“Curtisassonien”); MEC 1, 860-864 (Courcessin).



Ex David Wray Collection. Ex CNG
1 commentsCurtis H204/16/17 at 22:55Curtis H2: Disappointing pic. Much better in hand. Acquired m...
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Trajan RIC 294; Woytek 419v9 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Spring 113-Summer 114 AD. (3.24g) Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI P P, laureate draped bust right. Rev:SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, legionary eagle between two standards, one surmounted by a wreath, the other by a hand.
Woytek 419v; RIC 294

Ex: Agora Auctions; Spartan Numismatics
1 commentsPaddy04/16/17 at 20:16Jay GT4: Great standards!
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Domitian RIC-44476 viewsAR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 444 (R3), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Ancient Treasures (eBay), April 2017.

Second known M1 specimen from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity. In fact, the final 'I' in the obverse legend appears to have been engraved over the tip of the bust, indicating it is a reworked TR P V die. Not long after this coin was struck (perhaps just a few days) word reached the mint of Domitian's thirteenth imperial acclamation, ending this issue's brief run.

Nicely toned with a very fine style portrait.
8 commentsDavid Atherton04/16/17 at 16:54Norbert: Congratulations on the catch of the day.
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038 Hadrian Denarius Galley Eastern Mint30 viewsReference.
Strack *17; (for Roma mint RIC 195)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, with slight drapery

Rev. COS III (in ex)
Galley right with a hortator at stearn

3.12 gr
19 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki04/16/17 at 16:37Marsman: Beautiful coin and a bargain
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Domitian RIC-44476 viewsAR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 444 (R3), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Ancient Treasures (eBay), April 2017.

Second known M1 specimen from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity. In fact, the final 'I' in the obverse legend appears to have been engraved over the tip of the bust, indicating it is a reworked TR P V die. Not long after this coin was struck (perhaps just a few days) word reached the mint of Domitian's thirteenth imperial acclamation, ending this issue's brief run.

Nicely toned with a very fine style portrait.
8 commentsDavid Atherton04/16/17 at 12:39Jay GT4: Perfect example of why coins are so important for ...
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170 - Constantius - AE2 - RIC VIII Aquileia 113/147 17 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman is sitting on ground. He is wearing a cap
Minted in Aquileia (A | _ /AQP dot).
Reference:- RIC VIII Aquileia 113/147 (RIC 113 and 147 appear to be identical but are disctinguished by one being earlier then the other. If anyone can tell the difference then please let me know.
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/16/17 at 11:55Jay GT4: So nice! Reverse is action packed
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ALFOLDI 073.03217 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/E//XXI
WEIGHT 3.99g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20-21mm
RIC 776 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH NO MINTMARKS)
ALFOLDI 073.032
COLLECTION NO. 891
2 commentsBarnaba604/16/17 at 10:26maridvnvm: A great coin. I love the mintmark placement.
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ALFOLDI 073.030 NO MINTMARK RARE !!!9 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//-
WEIGHT 3.99g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20-21mm
RIC 776 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH NO MINTMARKS)
ALFOLDI 073.030 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 895
1 commentsBarnaba604/16/17 at 10:25maridvnvm: Another nice one.
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ALFOLDI 073 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH NO MINTMARKS!!)13 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//-
WEIGHT 3.54g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-23mm
RIC 779 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH NO MINTMARKS)
ALFOLDI: UNLISTED !!!
COLLECTION NO. 862
EXTREMELY RARE !
PEGASUS ON SHIELD
1 commentsBarnaba604/16/17 at 10:25maridvnvm: Nice.
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0683, RIC (1962) ---, Rome, AR-Denarius, PONT MAX TR P COS V, Vespasian seated right, #152 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0683, RIC (1962) ---, Rome, AR-Denarius, PONT MAX TR P COS V, Vespasian seated right, #1
avers:- IMP CAESAR VESP AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- PONT-MAX-TR-P-COS-V, Vespasian seated right on curule chair, holding sceptre and branch.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,25g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 74 A.D., ref: RIC 0683, RIC (1962) ---, RSC-363, BMC 135,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans04/16/17 at 09:39FlaviusDomitianus: Strong portrait indeed
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Maximinus Thrax Sestertius50 viewsObv. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI S C, Salus seated left on throne, feeding, with her right hand, snake rising right from altar to left.
Mint: Rome, 235-238 AD.

20mm 20.18g

RIC 85, BMC 175, Cohen 92


Ex Nomos 1, 6 May 2009, 159.
Ex Bank Leu 18, 5 May 1977, 368. From the collection of Ph. S.
4 commentskc04/16/17 at 09:38FlaviusDomitianus: Great portrait!
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RIC 0278 Domitianus95 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/16/17 at 07:13kc: The finest portrait ever
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Domitian RIC-44476 viewsAR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 444 (R3), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Ancient Treasures (eBay), April 2017.

Second known M1 specimen from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity. In fact, the final 'I' in the obverse legend appears to have been engraved over the tip of the bust, indicating it is a reworked TR P V die. Not long after this coin was struck (perhaps just a few days) word reached the mint of Domitian's thirteenth imperial acclamation, ending this issue's brief run.

Nicely toned with a very fine style portrait.
8 commentsDavid Atherton04/16/17 at 06:23quadrans: Nice find.., Great coin.
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Maximinus Thrax Sestertius50 viewsObv. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI S C, Salus seated left on throne, feeding, with her right hand, snake rising right from altar to left.
Mint: Rome, 235-238 AD.

20mm 20.18g

RIC 85, BMC 175, Cohen 92


Ex Nomos 1, 6 May 2009, 159.
Ex Bank Leu 18, 5 May 1977, 368. From the collection of Ph. S.
4 commentskc04/16/17 at 06:00quadrans: Nice one..
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Parthia, Mithradates II AR Drachm13 viewsMithradates II. 121-91 BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 4.17 g, 12h). Ekbatana mint. Struck circa 120/19-109 BC. Diademed bust left / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow. Sellwood 26.1; Sunrise 290-1; Shore 77 In NGC encapsulation graded Ch AU, Strike: 5/5; Surface: 4/5.

Ex Dr. Patrick H.C. Tan Collection. Ex Roma E-Sale 14 (27 December 2014), lot 252.
1 commentsCurtis H204/16/17 at 05:33Curtis H2: I am not a big fan of slabbed coins. I know it som...
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Maximinus Thrax Sestertius50 viewsObv. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. SALVS AVGVSTI S C, Salus seated left on throne, feeding, with her right hand, snake rising right from altar to left.
Mint: Rome, 235-238 AD.

20mm 20.18g

RIC 85, BMC 175, Cohen 92


Ex Nomos 1, 6 May 2009, 159.
Ex Bank Leu 18, 5 May 1977, 368. From the collection of Ph. S.
4 commentskc04/16/17 at 03:58Jay GT4: The chin! Great coin
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RIC 1560 Titus Antioch Denarius40 viewsT CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI.
Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera.

Antioch, 72-73 AD
3.42g

RIC² 1560 (Vespasian)(R2); RPC II 1932 (5 spec.); RSC 44.

Ex-Tom Vossen
6 commentsJay GT404/16/17 at 00:59Nemonater: Really nice!
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RIC 1560 Titus Antioch Denarius40 viewsT CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI.
Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera.

Antioch, 72-73 AD
3.42g

RIC² 1560 (Vespasian)(R2); RPC II 1932 (5 spec.); RSC 44.

Ex-Tom Vossen
6 commentsJay GT404/16/17 at 00:03David Atherton: Awesome coin!
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Titus as Caesar RIC-V156069 viewsAR Denarius, 3.38g
Antioch Mint, 72-73 AD
RIC V1560 (R2), BMC V514, RSC 44, RPC 1932 (5 spec.)
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESP PON TR POT; Bust of Titus, laureate, draped, bearded, r.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGVSTI; Concordia std. l., with patera and cornucopiae
Acquired from Lanz, eBay, 25 September 2008.

A rare early type of Titus as Caesar from Antioch copying a reverse of Vespasian. Peace and harmony is the theme on display here.

Aside from the off-center obverse, a decent coin from a mint well known for quality control issues at the time.
3 commentsvespasian7004/15/17 at 20:41Jay GT4: Great coin and thanks for pointing out the die mat...
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Titus as Caesar RIC-V156069 viewsAR Denarius, 3.38g
Antioch Mint, 72-73 AD
RIC V1560 (R2), BMC V514, RSC 44, RPC 1932 (5 spec.)
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESP PON TR POT; Bust of Titus, laureate, draped, bearded, r.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGVSTI; Concordia std. l., with patera and cornucopiae
Acquired from Lanz, eBay, 25 September 2008.

A rare early type of Titus as Caesar from Antioch copying a reverse of Vespasian. Peace and harmony is the theme on display here.

Aside from the off-center obverse, a decent coin from a mint well known for quality control issues at the time.
3 commentsvespasian7004/15/17 at 20:38quadrans: Nice coin indeed..
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RIC 1560 Titus Antioch Denarius40 viewsT CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI.
Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera.

Antioch, 72-73 AD
3.42g

RIC² 1560 (Vespasian)(R2); RPC II 1932 (5 spec.); RSC 44.

Ex-Tom Vossen
6 commentsJay GT404/15/17 at 20:35quadrans: Interesting coin ...
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RIC 1560 Titus Antioch Denarius40 viewsT CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI.
Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera.

Antioch, 72-73 AD
3.42g

RIC² 1560 (Vespasian)(R2); RPC II 1932 (5 spec.); RSC 44.

Ex-Tom Vossen
6 commentsJay GT404/15/17 at 19:58FlaviusDomitianus: Nice coin and picture
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038 Hadrian Denarius Galley Eastern Mint30 viewsReference.
Strack *17; (for Roma mint RIC 195)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, with slight drapery

Rev. COS III (in ex)
Galley right with a hortator at stearn

3.12 gr
19 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki04/15/17 at 18:23Jay GT4: Nice galley
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RIC 1560 Titus Antioch Denarius40 viewsT CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI.
Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera.

Antioch, 72-73 AD
3.42g

RIC² 1560 (Vespasian)(R2); RPC II 1932 (5 spec.); RSC 44.

Ex-Tom Vossen
6 commentsJay GT404/15/17 at 18:11Mat: Very nice!
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S.1006 St. Peter17 viewsViking penny in the name of St. Peter of York ca. 910-920
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: probably York
S.1006
O: ZCIIIT R, tree and key symbols
R: +B.RACEC

This a rare variant of the "swordless" St. Peter coinage, with a blundered version of "Sancti Petri" in one line, instead of the usual two lines.

Viking coinage in York began at around the start of the 10th century with a coinage in the names of Cnut and Siefred, a probably short-lived coinage but one which survives in great numbers due to the Cuerdale hoard. Subsequently, an anonymous coinage in the name of St. Peter follows, of which this coin is probably a late type. After the St. Peter coinage there was an inscribed coinage in the names of Ragnald and Sihtric Caech, Hiberno-Norse kings from Ireland who conquered Northumbria. A subsequent anonymous second coinage in 920s in the name of St. Peter features a sword (probably the Sword of Carlus, a 9th century Irish Viking hero), and Thor's hammer. The Vikings wrangled with the kings of Wessex throughout the 10th century until king Eadred of England brought Northumbria into the English fold. Viking coinage continued, mostly in the name of the kings of York, until the mid 10th century, culminating with Eric Bloodaxe.

All Viking coinage from York is rare, but the Cnut, Siefred, and St. Peter coinages are the most common, due to their survival in several large hoards.

The one-line St. Peter coins make up a rare subset of the earlier swordless type. There are only a handful known, and they all feature symbols, including the tree, the key (St. Peter's key to heaven), a candelabra, a star or propeller, and a large cross.

This particular coin is a die match to a coin in the British Museum, BMC 1141, which was found in Geashill, Ireland.

Ex- Hanson Historica Auction, PAS NMS-BDD828, EMC 2013.0245
2 commentsNap04/15/17 at 16:52quadrans: I agree ...
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Roman Empire, Macrinus AR Denarius RIC IV 6013 viewsMacrinus. AD 217-218. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.28 g, 12h). Rome mint, 1st officina. 2nd emission, AD 217-218. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia. RIC IV 60; Clay Issue 2; RSC 15.

Ex FJ Collection. Ex Paul McIlroy Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 66, 11 June 2003), lot 103.
2 commentsCurtis H204/15/17 at 16:51quadrans: Indeed great coin..
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038 Hadrian Denarius Galley Eastern Mint30 viewsReference.
Strack *17; (for Roma mint RIC 195)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, with slight drapery

Rev. COS III (in ex)
Galley right with a hortator at stearn

3.12 gr
19 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki04/15/17 at 16:49quadrans: I like this revers
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S.1006 St. Peter17 viewsViking penny in the name of St. Peter of York ca. 910-920
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: probably York
S.1006
O: ZCIIIT R, tree and key symbols
R: +B.RACEC

This a rare variant of the "swordless" St. Peter coinage, with a blundered version of "Sancti Petri" in one line, instead of the usual two lines.

Viking coinage in York began at around the start of the 10th century with a coinage in the names of Cnut and Siefred, a probably short-lived coinage but one which survives in great numbers due to the Cuerdale hoard. Subsequently, an anonymous coinage in the name of St. Peter follows, of which this coin is probably a late type. After the St. Peter coinage there was an inscribed coinage in the names of Ragnald and Sihtric Caech, Hiberno-Norse kings from Ireland who conquered Northumbria. A subsequent anonymous second coinage in 920s in the name of St. Peter features a sword (probably the Sword of Carlus, a 9th century Irish Viking hero), and Thor's hammer. The Vikings wrangled with the kings of Wessex throughout the 10th century until king Eadred of England brought Northumbria into the English fold. Viking coinage continued, mostly in the name of the kings of York, until the mid 10th century, culminating with Eric Bloodaxe.

All Viking coinage from York is rare, but the Cnut, Siefred, and St. Peter coinages are the most common, due to their survival in several large hoards.

The one-line St. Peter coins make up a rare subset of the earlier swordless type. There are only a handful known, and they all feature symbols, including the tree, the key (St. Peter's key to heaven), a candelabra, a star or propeller, and a large cross.

This particular coin is a die match to a coin in the British Museum, BMC 1141, which was found in Geashill, Ireland.

Ex- Hanson Historica Auction, PAS NMS-BDD828, EMC 2013.0245
2 commentsNap04/15/17 at 15:20Callimachus: You have some nice coins in your galleries.
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0683, RIC (1962) ---, Rome, AR-Denarius, PONT MAX TR P COS V, Vespasian seated right, #152 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0683, RIC (1962) ---, Rome, AR-Denarius, PONT MAX TR P COS V, Vespasian seated right, #1
avers:- IMP CAESAR VESP AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- PONT-MAX-TR-P-COS-V, Vespasian seated right on curule chair, holding sceptre and branch.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,25g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 74 A.D., ref: RIC 0683, RIC (1962) ---, RSC-363, BMC 135,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans04/15/17 at 13:25Jay GT4: Nice portrait!
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022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0874, RIC II(1962) 0176 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, IOVIS CVSTOS, Jupiter standing facing, #155 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0874, RIC II(1962) 0176 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, IOVIS CVSTOS, Jupiter standing facing, #1
avers:- T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
revers:- IOVIS CVSTOS. Jupiter standing facing, sacrificing from patera over lit altar to left and holding scepter.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,04g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 76 A.D., ref: RIC 0874, RIC II(1962) 0176 (Vespasian) p-36, RSC 106, BMC 305,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/15/17 at 12:26FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example
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Roman Empire, Macrinus AR Denarius RIC IV 6013 viewsMacrinus. AD 217-218. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.28 g, 12h). Rome mint, 1st officina. 2nd emission, AD 217-218. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia. RIC IV 60; Clay Issue 2; RSC 15.

Ex FJ Collection. Ex Paul McIlroy Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 66, 11 June 2003), lot 103.
2 commentsCurtis H204/15/17 at 11:17Jay GT4: Very nice!
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022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0874, RIC II(1962) 0176 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, IOVIS CVSTOS, Jupiter standing facing, #155 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0874, RIC II(1962) 0176 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, IOVIS CVSTOS, Jupiter standing facing, #1
avers:- T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
revers:- IOVIS CVSTOS. Jupiter standing facing, sacrificing from patera over lit altar to left and holding scepter.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,04g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 76 A.D., ref: RIC 0874, RIC II(1962) 0176 (Vespasian) p-36, RSC 106, BMC 305,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/15/17 at 11:16Jay GT4: It's OK Q
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RIC 0681 Vespasianus20 viewsObv : IMP CAESAR VESP AVG, Laureate head right
Rev : COS V, Two laurel trees, legend in center
AR/Denarius (18.71 mm 3.100 g 6h) Struck in Rome 74 A.D.
RIC 681 (R), RSC 110, BMCRE 133-134, BNF 108
ex Gitbud Numismatik Pecunem Auction 2 Lot 161
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/15/17 at 00:16Nemonater: Definitely a nice and desirable type!
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Roman Imperial: Anonymous Lead Seal138 viewsObv: Hunter on horse, spearing bull
Rev: Blank
3 commentsSpongeBob04/14/17 at 21:34Mayadigger: Fantastic!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, OTHO, Denarius RIC 8523 viewsDenarius minted in Rome in 69 AD
IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, Bare head of Otho right
SECURITAS PR, Securitas standing left
3.50 gr
Ref : RIC # 8, RCV # 2162, Cohen #17
11 commentsPotator II04/14/17 at 20:22imperator: wow/ finaly a fare winner
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PROBUS RIC 857 VAR. PIVS F AVG / RESTITVT ORBIS EXTREMELY RARE !!!15 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KA•Г•
WEIGHT 3.40g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22,5-23mm
RIC 857 VAR. (PIVS F LEGEND AND MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 892
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE OBVERSE LEGEND IN COMBINATION WITH A VERY RARE (ABBREVIATED) REVERSE TYPE (RESTITVT ORBIS INSTEAD OF RESTITVTOR ORBIS) OF SERDICA'S 5TH EMMISSION
1 commentsBarnaba604/14/17 at 19:24Jay GT4: Nice one!
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ALFOLDI 073.03217 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/E//XXI
WEIGHT 3.99g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20-21mm
RIC 776 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH NO MINTMARKS)
ALFOLDI 073.032
COLLECTION NO. 891
2 commentsBarnaba604/14/17 at 19:24Jay GT4: Great reverse!
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Domitian RIC-44476 viewsAR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 444 (R3), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Ancient Treasures (eBay), April 2017.

Second known M1 specimen from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity. In fact, the final 'I' in the obverse legend appears to have been engraved over the tip of the bust, indicating it is a reworked TR P V die. Not long after this coin was struck (perhaps just a few days) word reached the mint of Domitian's thirteenth imperial acclamation, ending this issue's brief run.

Nicely toned with a very fine style portrait.
8 commentsDavid Atherton04/14/17 at 17:45ickster: Great write up. Congrats on a rare find.
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RIC 0681 Vespasianus20 viewsObv : IMP CAESAR VESP AVG, Laureate head right
Rev : COS V, Two laurel trees, legend in center
AR/Denarius (18.71 mm 3.100 g 6h) Struck in Rome 74 A.D.
RIC 681 (R), RSC 110, BMCRE 133-134, BNF 108
ex Gitbud Numismatik Pecunem Auction 2 Lot 161
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/14/17 at 14:28Jay GT4: Great one. Been after this type for a long time
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Civil Wars of 68-69 Clasped Hands25 viewsCivil Wars of 68-69 AD AR denarius. 3.49 g. Minted by pro-Vitellian forces in Southern Gaul.
O: FIDES EXERCITVVM, two clasped hands.
R: FIDES PRAETORIANORVM, two clasped hands.
-BMC 65; Martin 7; RIC² 121, Ex Jonathan P. Rosen, Ex Auktion Myers/Adams 7, New York 1974, Nr. 269.

The message of a unified fidelity, or loyalty, of the 'armies' (FIDES EXERCITVVM) and the praetorians (FIDES PRAETORIANORVM) would only be an effective propaganda tool if it was distributed among the praetorians.

David R Sear, writing in RCV, agrees with Kraay (Num. Chron 1949, pp 78.) that this interesting, anonymous civil war issue was produced on behalf of Vitellius, to be used as 'bribe money' to suborn the soldiers, as well as the Praetorian Guard, loyal to Otho in the capital. "In March 69 AD, Vitellian commander Fabius Valens entered Italy from Southern Gaul at the head of a small band of secret agents. Their mission was to infiltrate the capital, especially the ranks of the Praetorians, with the object of disseminating pro-Vitellian propaganda and dissociating the guards from their allegiance to Otho. These coins, struck in advance in Southern Gaul, would thus have played a vital role as 'bribe money'. Despite these covert activities, the Praetorians remained loyal to their Emperor, though all was to be for naught, as the following month, the invading army of Vitellius was victorious at the battle of Bedriacum, and Otho took his own life" - David R Sear

Here is the ad from the New york times December 1, 1974 page 208, advertising the Myers/Adams auction 7:
Several thousand foreign coin collectors are expected here next weekend for the biggest event on their winter calendar, the third annual New York International Numismatic Convention. The three‐day show will be held in the Albert Hall of the Americana Hotel, Seventh Avenue between 52d and 53rd Streets. It will open at 11 A.M. on Friday, with the exhibit area and the dealer bourse to remain open till 8 P.M. On Saturday the hours are 10 A.M. to 8 P.M., and on Sunday from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. There will be an admission charge of 50 cents, for which a badge will be issued that will be good for all three days.
As its title indicates, the show emphasizes foreign numismatics to the point of almost excluding U.S. material. This holds true in exhibits as well as in the bourse and throughout the convention program. All of the exhibits are, again, invitational—noncompetitive—and were selected to assure representation of a wide range of international numismatic interests.

One symbol of the convention's success is that the, number of exhibitors and dealers has grown each year. This year there will be 67 bourse tables, roughly a quarter of them occupied by dealers from Europe and Canada; the remainder will be taken by leading U.S. dealers who have established reputations as specialists in ancient and foreign coins.
The convention will have two auctions, both described in some detail in this column a couple of weeks ago. The first, a “prologue” to the convention, will he the Myers/ Adams auction of ancient Greek and Roman coins at 7 P.M. on Thursday. The second, a two‐session sale of foreign coins and paper money, will be conducted by Henry Christensen, Inc., at 7 P.M. on Friday and 1:30 P.M. on Saturday.
3 commentsNemonater04/14/17 at 13:00David Atherton: Utterly fantastic!
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Civil Wars of 68-69 Clasped Hands25 viewsCivil Wars of 68-69 AD AR denarius. 3.49 g. Minted by pro-Vitellian forces in Southern Gaul.
O: FIDES EXERCITVVM, two clasped hands.
R: FIDES PRAETORIANORVM, two clasped hands.
-BMC 65; Martin 7; RIC² 121, Ex Jonathan P. Rosen, Ex Auktion Myers/Adams 7, New York 1974, Nr. 269.

The message of a unified fidelity, or loyalty, of the 'armies' (FIDES EXERCITVVM) and the praetorians (FIDES PRAETORIANORVM) would only be an effective propaganda tool if it was distributed among the praetorians.

David R Sear, writing in RCV, agrees with Kraay (Num. Chron 1949, pp 78.) that this interesting, anonymous civil war issue was produced on behalf of Vitellius, to be used as 'bribe money' to suborn the soldiers, as well as the Praetorian Guard, loyal to Otho in the capital. "In March 69 AD, Vitellian commander Fabius Valens entered Italy from Southern Gaul at the head of a small band of secret agents. Their mission was to infiltrate the capital, especially the ranks of the Praetorians, with the object of disseminating pro-Vitellian propaganda and dissociating the guards from their allegiance to Otho. These coins, struck in advance in Southern Gaul, would thus have played a vital role as 'bribe money'. Despite these covert activities, the Praetorians remained loyal to their Emperor, though all was to be for naught, as the following month, the invading army of Vitellius was victorious at the battle of Bedriacum, and Otho took his own life" - David R Sear

Here is the ad from the New york times December 1, 1974 page 208, advertising the Myers/Adams auction 7:
Several thousand foreign coin collectors are expected here next weekend for the biggest event on their winter calendar, the third annual New York International Numismatic Convention. The three‐day show will be held in the Albert Hall of the Americana Hotel, Seventh Avenue between 52d and 53rd Streets. It will open at 11 A.M. on Friday, with the exhibit area and the dealer bourse to remain open till 8 P.M. On Saturday the hours are 10 A.M. to 8 P.M., and on Sunday from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. There will be an admission charge of 50 cents, for which a badge will be issued that will be good for all three days.
As its title indicates, the show emphasizes foreign numismatics to the point of almost excluding U.S. material. This holds true in exhibits as well as in the bourse and throughout the convention program. All of the exhibits are, again, invitational—noncompetitive—and were selected to assure representation of a wide range of international numismatic interests.

One symbol of the convention's success is that the, number of exhibitors and dealers has grown each year. This year there will be 67 bourse tables, roughly a quarter of them occupied by dealers from Europe and Canada; the remainder will be taken by leading U.S. dealers who have established reputations as specialists in ancient and foreign coins.
The convention will have two auctions, both described in some detail in this column a couple of weeks ago. The first, a “prologue” to the convention, will he the Myers/ Adams auction of ancient Greek and Roman coins at 7 P.M. on Thursday. The second, a two‐session sale of foreign coins and paper money, will be conducted by Henry Christensen, Inc., at 7 P.M. on Friday and 1:30 P.M. on Saturday.
3 commentsNemonater04/14/17 at 12:31quadrans: Great coin ...
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Domitian RIC-44476 viewsAR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 444 (R3), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Ancient Treasures (eBay), April 2017.

Second known M1 specimen from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity. In fact, the final 'I' in the obverse legend appears to have been engraved over the tip of the bust, indicating it is a reworked TR P V die. Not long after this coin was struck (perhaps just a few days) word reached the mint of Domitian's thirteenth imperial acclamation, ending this issue's brief run.

Nicely toned with a very fine style portrait.
8 commentsDavid Atherton04/14/17 at 11:49FlaviusDomitianus: Congratulations on the sharp eye!
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Domitian RIC-44476 viewsAR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 444 (R3), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Ancient Treasures (eBay), April 2017.

Second known M1 specimen from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity. In fact, the final 'I' in the obverse legend appears to have been engraved over the tip of the bust, indicating it is a reworked TR P V die. Not long after this coin was struck (perhaps just a few days) word reached the mint of Domitian's thirteenth imperial acclamation, ending this issue's brief run.

Nicely toned with a very fine style portrait.
8 commentsDavid Atherton04/14/17 at 08:36okidoki: very nice details and looks
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RPC II 0944 Domitia19 viewsObv: ∆OMITIA CEBACTH, Draped bust of Domitia right
Rev: ΘΥΑΤΣΙΡΗΝΩΝ, Lyre
AE16 (16.23 mm 3.085 g 5h) Struck in Thyateira (Lydia)
RPC II 944/7 (this coin)
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 52 Part II Lot 1313, from the Plankenhorn Collection
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/14/17 at 05:06ancientdave: Cool find!
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RPC II 0991 Vespasianus33 viewsObv: KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC, Laureate head of Vespasian, right
Rev: KAICAPEΩN MOCTHNΩΝ, Hero with doubl axe on horse, standing left; Above: star in left field, crescent in right field
AE26 (26.14 mm 7.146 g 6h) Struck in ostene (Lydia)
RPC II 991 (wrongly listed as 987/4)
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 52 Part II Lot 1115, from the Plankenhorn Collection
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/14/17 at 05:06ancientdave: Very nice!
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3084 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Drachm 128-138 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus34 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3084; Sydenham 262a; Metcalf Conspectus 91b

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Mt Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing l., holding globe in r., sceptre in l.

3.20 gr
18 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki04/14/17 at 05:01ancientdave: A splendid example!
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RIC 0278 Domitianus95 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/14/17 at 04:30David Atherton: What a gem for your collection!
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Roman Empire, Nero Æ dupondius RIC 59615 viewsNero. A.D. 54-68. Æ dupondius (30 mm, 12.61 g, 7 h). Lugdunum, ca. A.D. 67. IMP NERO CAESAR AV-G P MAX TR P P P, laureate head of Nero right, small globe at point of neck / SECVRITAS AVGVSTI, S C in exergue, Securitas reclining on throne right, resting elbow on back of throne, head on hand, and holding scepter; before her, garlanded and lighted altar against which leans lighted torch resting on bucranium. RIC 596; Lyon 210; WCN 531; BMC 344. Nice green patina, minor roughness on reverse.
2 commentsCurtis H204/14/17 at 03:59Jay GT4: Excellent portrait
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Civil Wars of 68-69 Jupiter / Vesta18 viewsCivil Wars. Silver Denarius (3.09 g), AD 68-69 Uncertain mint in Southern Gaul, ca. AD 69.
O: I O M CAPITOLINVS, diademed and heroic bust of Jupiter Capitolinus left, small branch before, with slight mantle showing on near shoulder.
R: VESTA P R QVIRITIVM, Vesta seated left, holding patera and torch.
- RIC 125a; AM 96; BMC 72; RSC 432. Ex Dr. Rainer Pudill; Ex Auktionshaus H. D. Rauch GmbH Summer 2010 Lot 490

Struck for Vitellius, perhaps by his commander Fabius Valens, in southern Gaul shortly before the First Battle of Bedriacum, which saw the annihilation of Otho's forces in mid-April, AD 69. This type draws on the two most important cults in Rome. The figure of Jupiter Optimus Maximus Capitolinus invokes the invincible might of Rome, while the figure of Vesta, who was the goddess of the Rome's sacred hearth, symbolizes the Empire's permanence.
1 commentsNemonater04/14/17 at 03:58Jay GT4: Awesome!
Civil_Wars_RIC_121.jpg
Civil Wars of 68-69 Clasped Hands25 viewsCivil Wars of 68-69 AD AR denarius. 3.49 g. Minted by pro-Vitellian forces in Southern Gaul.
O: FIDES EXERCITVVM, two clasped hands.
R: FIDES PRAETORIANORVM, two clasped hands.
-BMC 65; Martin 7; RIC² 121, Ex Jonathan P. Rosen, Ex Auktion Myers/Adams 7, New York 1974, Nr. 269.

The message of a unified fidelity, or loyalty, of the 'armies' (FIDES EXERCITVVM) and the praetorians (FIDES PRAETORIANORVM) would only be an effective propaganda tool if it was distributed among the praetorians.

David R Sear, writing in RCV, agrees with Kraay (Num. Chron 1949, pp 78.) that this interesting, anonymous civil war issue was produced on behalf of Vitellius, to be used as 'bribe money' to suborn the soldiers, as well as the Praetorian Guard, loyal to Otho in the capital. "In March 69 AD, Vitellian commander Fabius Valens entered Italy from Southern Gaul at the head of a small band of secret agents. Their mission was to infiltrate the capital, especially the ranks of the Praetorians, with the object of disseminating pro-Vitellian propaganda and dissociating the guards from their allegiance to Otho. These coins, struck in advance in Southern Gaul, would thus have played a vital role as 'bribe money'. Despite these covert activities, the Praetorians remained loyal to their Emperor, though all was to be for naught, as the following month, the invading army of Vitellius was victorious at the battle of Bedriacum, and Otho took his own life" - David R Sear

Here is the ad from the New york times December 1, 1974 page 208, advertising the Myers/Adams auction 7:
Several thousand foreign coin collectors are expected here next weekend for the biggest event on their winter calendar, the third annual New York International Numismatic Convention. The three‐day show will be held in the Albert Hall of the Americana Hotel, Seventh Avenue between 52d and 53rd Streets. It will open at 11 A.M. on Friday, with the exhibit area and the dealer bourse to remain open till 8 P.M. On Saturday the hours are 10 A.M. to 8 P.M., and on Sunday from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. There will be an admission charge of 50 cents, for which a badge will be issued that will be good for all three days.
As its title indicates, the show emphasizes foreign numismatics to the point of almost excluding U.S. material. This holds true in exhibits as well as in the bourse and throughout the convention program. All of the exhibits are, again, invitational—noncompetitive—and were selected to assure representation of a wide range of international numismatic interests.

One symbol of the convention's success is that the, number of exhibitors and dealers has grown each year. This year there will be 67 bourse tables, roughly a quarter of them occupied by dealers from Europe and Canada; the remainder will be taken by leading U.S. dealers who have established reputations as specialists in ancient and foreign coins.
The convention will have two auctions, both described in some detail in this column a couple of weeks ago. The first, a “prologue” to the convention, will he the Myers/ Adams auction of ancient Greek and Roman coins at 7 P.M. on Thursday. The second, a two‐session sale of foreign coins and paper money, will be conducted by Henry Christensen, Inc., at 7 P.M. on Friday and 1:30 P.M. on Saturday.
3 commentsNemonater04/14/17 at 03:57Jay GT4: That's a lovely coin Nemo and nice provenance
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Roman Empire, Nero Æ dupondius RIC 59615 viewsNero. A.D. 54-68. Æ dupondius (30 mm, 12.61 g, 7 h). Lugdunum, ca. A.D. 67. IMP NERO CAESAR AV-G P MAX TR P P P, laureate head of Nero right, small globe at point of neck / SECVRITAS AVGVSTI, S C in exergue, Securitas reclining on throne right, resting elbow on back of throne, head on hand, and holding scepter; before her, garlanded and lighted altar against which leans lighted torch resting on bucranium. RIC 596; Lyon 210; WCN 531; BMC 344. Nice green patina, minor roughness on reverse.
2 commentsCurtis H204/14/17 at 03:33cmcdon0923: Very nice coin !
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RPC II 0991 Vespasianus33 viewsObv: KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC, Laureate head of Vespasian, right
Rev: KAICAPEΩN MOCTHNΩΝ, Hero with doubl axe on horse, standing left; Above: star in left field, crescent in right field
AE26 (26.14 mm 7.146 g 6h) Struck in ostene (Lydia)
RPC II 991 (wrongly listed as 987/4)
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 52 Part II Lot 1115, from the Plankenhorn Collection
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/13/17 at 21:15okidoki: great reverse
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RPC II 1322 Domitia21 viewsObv: ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, Draped bust right
Rev: EΠI T ΦΛ MHTPOΔΩPOY TO B CARΔIANΩN, Boule standing, right, confronting Nemesis standing, left
AE21 (21.07 mm 4.832 g 12h) Struck in Sardes (Lydia)
RPC II 1322/14 this coin
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 52 Part II Lot 1275, from the Plankenhorn Collection
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/13/17 at 20:48Jay GT4: Nice!
RPC_II_991_Vespasianus.jpg
RPC II 0991 Vespasianus33 viewsObv: KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC, Laureate head of Vespasian, right
Rev: KAICAPEΩN MOCTHNΩΝ, Hero with doubl axe on horse, standing left; Above: star in left field, crescent in right field
AE26 (26.14 mm 7.146 g 6h) Struck in ostene (Lydia)
RPC II 991 (wrongly listed as 987/4)
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 52 Part II Lot 1115, from the Plankenhorn Collection
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/13/17 at 20:48Jay GT4: Really cool!
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RPC II 1781A Domitianus22 viewsObv: (AYTO KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOΣ) ΣEBAΣTOΣ ΓEPMAN, Laureate head of Domitian, right, with aegis
Rev: (AIΓEAIΩN)/ BMP / ΦIΛΩTA ΘEOΔOC, Athena Alkidemos standing right, with spear and shield
AE29 (29.03 mm 12.179 g 6h) Struck in Aegeae (Cilicia Pedias) 95-96 A.D.
RPC II 1781/2 (this coin, will get a separate entry in the next Supplement)
Purchased from Andrè Cichos on MA-Shops, ex Münz Zentrum Auction 7 (1990) lot 398
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/13/17 at 20:48Jay GT4: Good one!
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Judah (Yehudah) Aristobulus (TJC U, Hendin 1143)19 viewsJudah (Yehudah) Aristobulus. 104-103 B.C.E. AE Prutah. Hebrew inscription (Yehudah the High Priest and the Council of the Jews) surrounded by wreath / Double cornucopiae adorned with ribbons; pomegranate between horns.

The script reads:
יהוד
ה כהן גד
ול וחבר
י]הוד]
ם

As with many other Yehudah coins, גדל is spelled as plene: גדול
2 commentsAarmale04/13/17 at 19:50Nemonater: Clear example, well centered, great example!
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RIC 356 Vespasian denarius37 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head of Vespasian right.

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

Rome 72-73 AD

2.51g

RIC II: 356 (C3)

Ex-ANE
3 commentsJay GT404/13/17 at 17:52Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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The Hasmoneans, Alexander Jannaeus, Yehonatan, 103-76 BC, Lepton.17 viewsObv: Upside down anchor, BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY (of King Alexander) around.
Rev: Star of eight rays surrounded by diadem; paleo-Hebrew between the rays (Yehonatan the King).
Reference: Hendin 469.
15mm, 2.11 grams
2 commentsCanaan04/13/17 at 17:50Randygeki(h2): I like them all too.
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RIC 128-27 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC
Victory standing l. half dr., holding wreath and palm.

3.23g, 18mm
Woytek 270b (155 specimen)
1 commentsklausklage04/13/17 at 17:49Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
RPC_II_991_Vespasianus.jpg
RPC II 0991 Vespasianus33 viewsObv: KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC, Laureate head of Vespasian, right
Rev: KAICAPEΩN MOCTHNΩΝ, Hero with doubl axe on horse, standing left; Above: star in left field, crescent in right field
AE26 (26.14 mm 7.146 g 6h) Struck in ostene (Lydia)
RPC II 991 (wrongly listed as 987/4)
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 52 Part II Lot 1115, from the Plankenhorn Collection
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/13/17 at 17:48Randygeki(h2): Thats cool
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RIC 0278 Domitianus95 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/13/17 at 16:35mix_val: That is a beauty!
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The Hasmoneans, Alexander Jannaeus, Yehonatan, 103-76 BC, Lepton.17 viewsObv: Upside down anchor, BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY (of King Alexander) around.
Rev: Star of eight rays surrounded by diadem; paleo-Hebrew between the rays (Yehonatan the King).
Reference: Hendin 469.
15mm, 2.11 grams
2 commentsCanaan04/13/17 at 12:47Jay GT4: Nice patina on this group
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Judah (Yehudah) Aristobulus (TJC U, Hendin 1143)19 viewsJudah (Yehudah) Aristobulus. 104-103 B.C.E. AE Prutah. Hebrew inscription (Yehudah the High Priest and the Council of the Jews) surrounded by wreath / Double cornucopiae adorned with ribbons; pomegranate between horns.

The script reads:
יהוד
ה כהן גד
ול וחבר
י]הוד]
ם

As with many other Yehudah coins, גדל is spelled as plene: גדול
2 commentsAarmale04/13/17 at 12:46Jay GT4: Nice!
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43 Tacitus RIC 18111 viewsTacitus 275-276 AD. Silvered Antoninianus. Sisca Mint. 275 AD. (21.72mm; 4.2g) Obv: IMP CM CLA TACITVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Rev:AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. P in right field.
RIC 181
2 commentsPaddy04/13/17 at 09:19maridvnvm: A real gem.
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46 Carus RIC 249 viewsCarus 282-283 AD. AE Antoininianus. Lugdunum Mint. First Officina. (4.25g; 22.41mm) Obv: IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. Rev: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left on large globe, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left, captives seated on ground on either side. A in left field.
RIC 24
1 commentsPaddy04/13/17 at 04:27Skyler: Great looking coin!
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THRACE. Mesembria.12 viewsÆ21, 6.0g, 12h; 450-350 BC.
Obv.: Crested Macedonian helmet right.
Rev.: METAM-BRIANWN; Shield seen from back with handle and supports projecting from the central boss.
Reference: SNG Cop 658 / 17-96-180
2 commentsJohn Anthony04/13/17 at 04:26Skyler: Nice coin
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RIC 356 Vespasian denarius37 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head of Vespasian right.

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

Rome 72-73 AD

2.51g

RIC II: 356 (C3)

Ex-ANE
3 commentsJay GT404/12/17 at 23:58Nemonater: Definitely OK
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(05) CLAUDIUS22 views41-54 AD (struck 41/2)
AR Denarius 3.50 g
O: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P, laureate head right
R: PACI AVGVSTAE, Nemesis walking right, holding caduceus, serpent before.
RIC 10 (R3); RSC 51
(ex Forman collection)
2 commentslaney04/12/17 at 22:35Jay GT4: Nice find!
Vespasian_AVG.jpg
RIC 356 Vespasian denarius37 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head of Vespasian right.

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

Rome 72-73 AD

2.51g

RIC II: 356 (C3)

Ex-ANE
3 commentsJay GT404/12/17 at 22:24quadrans: It's OK Jay..
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43 Tacitus RIC 18111 viewsTacitus 275-276 AD. Silvered Antoninianus. Sisca Mint. 275 AD. (21.72mm; 4.2g) Obv: IMP CM CLA TACITVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Rev:AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. P in right field.
RIC 181
2 commentsPaddy04/12/17 at 20:06Jay GT4: Really nice!
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THRACE. Mesembria.12 viewsÆ21, 6.0g, 12h; 450-350 BC.
Obv.: Crested Macedonian helmet right.
Rev.: METAM-BRIANWN; Shield seen from back with handle and supports projecting from the central boss.
Reference: SNG Cop 658 / 17-96-180
2 commentsJohn Anthony04/12/17 at 19:04Canaan: Nice details!
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Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-18010 viewsÆ27, 12.6g, 12h; Samaria, Caesarea Maritima.
Obv.: AVRELIO CAES ANTON AVG P F; Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: COL PRIMA FL AVG CAESAREA; Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing calathus.
Reference: RPC IV online 6317; SNG Copenhagen 7; BMC 79-82.
1 commentsJohn Anthony04/12/17 at 19:03Canaan: great example of the type, congrats
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Campania, Neapolis8 viewsSilver didrachm, 7.3g, 20mm, 9h; c. 350-325 BC.
Obv.: Head of nymph Parthenope right, wearing headband, pendant earring, and pearl necklace.
Rev.: Man-faced bull walking right, head facing, above Nike flying right to crown him // [NΕΟΠΟΛΙΤΗΣ]
Reference: SNG ANS 296-298. SNG Lockett 79. HN Italy 565 / 17-100-225
1 commentsJohn Anthony04/12/17 at 18:35Jay GT4: Good one. I like how Victory is portrayed
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MARK ANTONY. 32-31 BC. AR Legionary Denarius 24 viewsObv. ANT AVG - III · VIR · R·P·C, war galley under oar right with triple ram prow and scepter tied with fillet.
Rev. LEG ?? maybe II or X, legionary eagle (aquila) between two signa standards.
References: Crawford 544.
Small banker's mark on obverse.
19mm and 3.21 grams.
1 commentsCanaan04/12/17 at 17:45Randygeki(h2): Hard to tell which legion, but still a neat coin t...
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Domitian, AD 81-9631 viewsAR denarius.

IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right / IVPPITER CONSERVATOR, eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left. Rome mint, struck AD 82-83.

RIC II.1, 144; BMCRE II, 052; RSC II, 320.
2 commentssocalcoins04/12/17 at 16:25Jay GT4: Shopping for one of these at the moment. Great co...
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NABATAEA. Aretas IV. 9-6 BC. Petra.16 viewsObv: Jugate laureate and draped bust of Aretas IV and Shuqailat right .
Rev :Two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Aretas, Shuqailat" in two lines above and one below.
References: Meshorer Nabataean 114, SNG ANS 1438 ff.
1 commentsCanaan04/12/17 at 15:27shanxi: nice example
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Pisidia, Selge, (ca. 100 B.C.), AE-13, BMC 47., Σ-E, Thunderbolt and bow,59 viewsPisidia, Selge, (ca. 100 B.C.), AE-13, BMC 47., Σ-E, Thunderbolt and bow,
avers:- Laureate head of Herakles right, club over shoulder.
revers:- Σ-E to left and right of thunderbolt, bow to right surmounted by stag's head.
exerg: -/-/--, diameter: 13mm, weight: 3,37g, axis: 0h,
mint: Pisidia, Selge, date: ca. 100 B.C. ref: BMC 47., SNG Aulock 5289.
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/12/17 at 15:26shanxi: nice Herakles
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3084 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Drachm 128-138 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus34 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3084; Sydenham 262a; Metcalf Conspectus 91b

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Mt Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing l., holding globe in r., sceptre in l.

3.20 gr
18 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki04/12/17 at 12:11Nemonater: Amazing detail, this one is exceptional!
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RIC 0278 Domitianus95 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/12/17 at 11:09labienus: Jesus !!!!!!
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RIC 0278 Domitianus95 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/12/17 at 10:34*Alex: Superb portrait indeed.
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Probus - silvered antoninianus9 viewsRome
280 AD
5th emission
radiate cuirassed bust right
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Probus riding left, rising hand in salute, holding long scepter; bounded seated captive left below raised right foreleg ADVEN_TVS AVG
R wreath Z
Cohen VI 37; RIC V, part 2, 157; Pink VI-1, p. 67; SRCV III 11953 var. (bust); Hunter IV 40 var. (3rd officina)
1 commentsJohny SYSEL04/12/17 at 10:25pierre_p77: Nice example!
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RIC 0278 Domitianus95 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/12/17 at 07:55ancientdave: Wow! A magnificent portrait!! Great addition.
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ARABIA FELIX, Himyarites & Sabaeans. ‘Mdn Byn. 6 viewsAR Unit (Quinarius), 15mm, 1.2g, 1h; Raidan mint, mid-late 1st century AD.
Obv.: Head right within circular torque ending in serpent’s head at top
Rev.: ‘MDN | BYN in ancient Yemeni script; Head right; ‘scepter’ to right // RYDN
Reference: Munro-Hay 3.2ai, fig. 284; SNG ANS 1583.
1 commentsJohn Anthony04/12/17 at 07:44Canaan: Cool, so beautiful, on my wish list.
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Constans13 viewsConstans

D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand. FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs.
*SMKΓ in ex

RIC VIII Cyzicus 77; LRBC 2479
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/12/17 at 07:07Canaan: Nice one!
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Seleukid Kings of Syria. Seleukos I (312-281 BC). Antioch, c. 300-281. 17 viewsObv. Laureate head of Apollo.
Rev. Athena Promachos standing right.
References: SC 17.3; HGC 9, 77.
20 mm and 6.81 grams
1 commentsCanaan04/12/17 at 07:03Randygeki(h2): nice
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RIC 0278 Domitianus95 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/12/17 at 07:02Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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118 B.C., C. Poblicius Malleolus, L. Licinius and Cn. Domitius, Republic AR-Denarius Seratus, Crawford 282/3, Rome, Bearded warrior in biga right, L·LIC·CN·DOM., #271 views118 B.C., C. Poblicius Malleolus, L. Licinius and Cn. Domitius, Republic AR-Denarius Seratus, Crawford 282/3, Rome, Bearded warrior in biga right, L·LIC·CN·DOM., #2
(L. Licinius Crassus, Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus and associates, Narbo118)
avers:- C·MA –L – LE – C ·F Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, X.
revers: - Bearded warrior (Bituitus?) fast biga right, holding shield, carnyx and reins and hurling spear; in exergue, L·LIC·CN·DOM.
exerg: -/-//L·LIC·CN·DOM., diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 3,79g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 118 B.C., ref: Crawford 282/3, Sydneham-524, Aurelia
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans04/12/17 at 06:59Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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184 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Victory13 viewsReference.
RIC 184

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
laureate head right drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. COS III
Victory seated left, holding wreath and palm, globe in exergue.

3.19 gr
19 mm
8h.
1 commentsokidoki04/12/17 at 06:58Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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RPC II 2463 Titus27 viewsObv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB, Laureate head right
Rev: OMONOIA - LB (low left), Homonoia seated left, with olive branch.
BIL/Tetradrachm (24.35 mm 11.831 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 79-80 A.D.
RPC 2463, SNG France 845, Dattari 422
ex Inasta Auction 67 lot 1279
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/12/17 at 06:56Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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RIC 0278 Domitianus95 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/11/17 at 20:29Nemonater: I don't see how one could improve on that port...
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 149/150, Faustina II, Nike17 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: Nike on globe right, holding wreath and palm branch, L IΓ = year 13 of Antoninus Pius (AD 149/150).
Billon, 13.57g, 22mm
Ref.: Dattari 3251
2 commentsshanxi04/11/17 at 20:06Canaan: Very nice
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 148/149, Faustina II, Eusebeia 12 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH (legend starting at 1 o'clock), draped bust right
Rev.: LΔWΔEKATV= year 12 of Antoninus Pius (148/149), Eusebeia seated left, holding patera over lighted altar, and long sceptre
Billon, 13.68g, 23mm
Ref.: D 3247 var., Geissen 1945 var. (reverse legend/missing O)
1 commentsshanxi04/11/17 at 20:04Canaan: What a great addition congrats
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 150/151, Faustina II, eagle 16 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH (legend starting at 1 o'clock), draped bust right
Rev.. Eagle standing right, head left, wreath in beak
LIΔ= year 14 of Antoninus Pius (150/151).
Billon, 13.13g, 22.6mm
Ref.: Dattari 3275, Geißen 1951
1 commentsshanxi04/11/17 at 20:03Canaan: Very nice details and toning, Congrats. Shanxi
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118 B.C., C. Poblicius Malleolus, L. Licinius and Cn. Domitius, Republic AR-Denarius Seratus, Crawford 282/3, Rome, Bearded warrior in biga right, L·LIC·CN·DOM., #271 views118 B.C., C. Poblicius Malleolus, L. Licinius and Cn. Domitius, Republic AR-Denarius Seratus, Crawford 282/3, Rome, Bearded warrior in biga right, L·LIC·CN·DOM., #2
(L. Licinius Crassus, Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus and associates, Narbo118)
avers:- C·MA –L – LE – C ·F Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, X.
revers: - Bearded warrior (Bituitus?) fast biga right, holding shield, carnyx and reins and hurling spear; in exergue, L·LIC·CN·DOM.
exerg: -/-//L·LIC·CN·DOM., diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 3,79g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 118 B.C., ref: Crawford 282/3, Sydneham-524, Aurelia
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans04/11/17 at 20:01Canaan: Perfect!!!
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Lugdunum 12610 views
Centenionalis
Obv:– D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev:– VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, Two Victories supporting wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X
Mint – Lugdunum (SV//RPLG). Beginning A.D. 351 to August A.D. 352
Reference(s) – Cohen 68. Bastien 174 (12). RIC VIII Lugdunum 126 (C)
1 commentsmaridvnvm04/11/17 at 19:59quadrans: Great coin and details..
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RIC 0278 Domitianus95 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/11/17 at 18:25okidoki: excellent
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RIC 0278 Domitianus95 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/11/17 at 18:02quadrans: Great coin ..and the portrait ...
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RIC 0278 Domitianus95 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/11/17 at 17:59shanxi: beautiful
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RIC 0278 Domitianus95 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: CERES AVGVST / S - C (in field), Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch
AE/Dupondius (28.16 mm 8.480 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D. (Group 1)
RIC 278 (R2, Titus), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Bertolami Auction 29 lot 464
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/11/17 at 17:52Jay GT4: Outstanding artistry!
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Magnentius27 viewsMagnentius. AE3. Trier. 350-353 AD. IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory seated at the helm. A in left field. Mintmark TRP. RIC VIII Trier 260; Sear 18788.4 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/11/17 at 13:39quadrans: Great example
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Crocodile standing right55 viewsReference.
Emmett 1291; RPC III, 6297; Köln 3383; Dattari 6212

Issue Arsinoite

Obv.
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

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

2.76 gr
15 mm
5 commentsokidoki04/11/17 at 13:05Nemonater: Oh my, that is outstanding!
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Denar, RIC 3, p.093, 496 - Faustina II, Concordia13 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: AVGVSTI PII FIL, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia
Ag, 3.51g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC 496
Ex H.D. Rauch, auction 103, lot 375
1 commentsshanxi04/11/17 at 11:17Jay GT4: Really nice!
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SELEUCID KINGDOM, Alexander I Balas , 150-145 BC, Antioch.21 viewsObv. Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right wearing lion scalp headdress.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ/Apollo standing left, arrow in right, resting left on bow, cornucopia outer left, monogram in ex.
Reference: SNG Spaer 1452 ff.
1 commentsCanaan04/11/17 at 08:50Randygeki(h2): Cool
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Argos, Argolis. AR Hemidrachm 16 viewsObv: Forepart of wolf left.
Rev: A in shallow square incuse; below, pellet.
468-421 B.C.
SNG Cop 2
1 commentsancientone04/11/17 at 08:50Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0783, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, #189 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0783, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, #1
avers:- T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
revers:- PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, holding olive branch.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 75 A.D., ref: RIC 0782, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian) p-36, RSC 162, BMC 172,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans04/11/17 at 08:37Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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Paphlagonia, Amastris. Ca. 85-65 B.C. 18 viewsAE 23 (23.1 mm, 7.18 g, 1 h).
Obv: Aegis with Gorgon's head at center.
Rev: AMAΣ-TPE, Nike advancing right, holding palm.
1 commentsancientone04/11/17 at 08:36Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Titus RIC-124b31 viewsAR Denarius, 3.43g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 124b (C2), BMC 61, RSC 313a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with three palmettes

The triangular frame on square seat pulvinaria type comes in three different variants: RIC 124a with five palmettes, RIC 124b with three palmettes (the rarest of the three variants), and RIC 124c with nine palmettes. This 124b is a reverse die match with the RIC 125 plate coin, a left facing portrait variant of the type.

In good style with a neat and fine portrait.
2 commentsDavid Atherton04/11/17 at 08:26FlaviusDomitianus: Sharp eye, nice find.
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Titus RIC-124b31 viewsAR Denarius, 3.43g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 124b (C2), BMC 61, RSC 313a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with three palmettes

The triangular frame on square seat pulvinaria type comes in three different variants: RIC 124a with five palmettes, RIC 124b with three palmettes (the rarest of the three variants), and RIC 124c with nine palmettes. This 124b is a reverse die match with the RIC 125 plate coin, a left facing portrait variant of the type.

In good style with a neat and fine portrait.
2 commentsDavid Atherton04/11/17 at 03:00Jay GT4: Interesting variant
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022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0783, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, #189 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0783, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, #1
avers:- T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
revers:- PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, holding olive branch.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 75 A.D., ref: RIC 0782, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian) p-36, RSC 162, BMC 172,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans04/11/17 at 02:32David Atherton: Beautiful!
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022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0783, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, #189 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0783, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, #1
avers:- T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
revers:- PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, holding olive branch.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 75 A.D., ref: RIC 0782, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian) p-36, RSC 162, BMC 172,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans04/11/17 at 02:00Nemonater: What a great portrait!
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Bruttium, AE26 42 viewsBrettian league, c. 215-205 BC
Head of Ares left
BPETTIWN, Hera Hoplosmia going right, holding spear and shield, cow's head ? under shield
14.44 gr, 26 mm
Ref : Sear #702v
2 commentsPotator II04/10/17 at 20:14imperator: under shield is a bull head
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MAFJa3 To War Again31 viewsMarcus Aurelius

Denarius

176-180

Draped, cuirassed, and laureate bust, right, M ANTONINVS AVG
Mars, helmeted, standing right, holding spear reversed and leaning on shield, COS III P P

RIC 419

After Faustina's death, Marcus returned to Rome and held a triumph in December 176. Then, according to the Historia Augusta, "he turned to finish off the war. . . . His son's character was already falling away from his own standards. For three years after this, he waged war with the Marcomanni, Hermunduri, Sarmatae, and Quadi, and if he had survived for a year longer, he would have made provinces out of them. Two days before he expired, his friends were admitted to his presence, and he is said to have expressed to them the same opinion about his son as Philip did about Alexander, when he thought ill of him, adding that he did not take it amiss at all that he was dying, only that he was dying leaving such a son to survive him. . . ."
2 commentsBlindado04/10/17 at 20:08imperator: Great bust :
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51 viewsseptimus severus

elephant denarius

i like it/ you see a lot from the armor at the elephant
4 commentsimperator04/10/17 at 19:25David Atherton: Nice to see a non Flavian version of the type!
RICa_0783,RIC_II(1962)0185(Vesp_),_022_Titus_(69-79_A_D_Cae_79-81ADAug),_AR-Den_T-CAESAR-IMP-VESPASIANVS,_PONTIF_TR_P_COS-IIII,_Rome_75-AD_Q-001_6h_18,5-19,5mm_3,24g-s.jpg
022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0783, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, #189 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0783, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, #1
avers:- T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
revers:- PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, holding olive branch.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 75 A.D., ref: RIC 0782, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian) p-36, RSC 162, BMC 172,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans04/10/17 at 19:09Mat: Handsome portrait
RICa_0783,RIC_II(1962)0185(Vesp_),_022_Titus_(69-79_A_D_Cae_79-81ADAug),_AR-Den_T-CAESAR-IMP-VESPASIANVS,_PONTIF_TR_P_COS-IIII,_Rome_75-AD_Q-001_6h_18,5-19,5mm_3,24g-s.jpg
022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0783, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, #189 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0783, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, #1
avers:- T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
revers:- PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, holding olive branch.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 75 A.D., ref: RIC 0782, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian) p-36, RSC 162, BMC 172,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans04/10/17 at 19:01FlaviusDomitianus: Fine addition
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Gens Postumia, denarius (81 a.C.)17 viewsGens Postumia, denarius. Roma, A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus (81 BC)
AR, 3.75 gr, 19 mm, qBB
Al D/ HISPAN; Testa velata della Hispania a destra.
Al R/ A POST A F S N ALBIN (legato); Figura togata stante a sinistra, con il braccio destra levato verso l'aquila legionaria poggiata ad ali spiegate su sostegno. A destra un fascio con scure.
Crawford 372/2
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, 9 aprile 2017, numero catalogo 274); ex collezione Alessandro Vanni, Tinia Numismatica (Follonica, Grosseto Italia, fino all'aprile 2017)
1 commentspaolo04/10/17 at 18:56Jay GT4: Nice reverse!
RICa_0783,RIC_II(1962)0185(Vesp_),_022_Titus_(69-79_A_D_Cae_79-81ADAug),_AR-Den_T-CAESAR-IMP-VESPASIANVS,_PONTIF_TR_P_COS-IIII,_Rome_75-AD_Q-001_6h_18,5-19,5mm_3,24g-s.jpg
022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0783, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, #189 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0783, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Roma, PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, #1
avers:- T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
revers:- PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, holding olive branch.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 75 A.D., ref: RIC 0782, RIC II(1962) 0185 (Vespasian) p-36, RSC 162, BMC 172,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans04/10/17 at 18:56Jay GT4: Wow! Great coin Q!
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 149/150, Faustina II, Nike17 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: Nike on globe right, holding wreath and palm branch, L IΓ = year 13 of Antoninus Pius (AD 149/150).
Billon, 13.57g, 22mm
Ref.: Dattari 3251
2 commentsshanxi04/10/17 at 18:22Mat: Wonderful tet!
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Thracia, Philippopolis, Julia Domna, Varbanov 1386 var.32 viewsJulia Domna, died AD 217(?)
AE 25, 6.67g
obv. IOVLIA. - DOM CEBACT
Bust, draped, r., hair bound in broad chignon
rev. FILIPP - OPOLITWN
Artemis/Bendis, in short chiton with bare r. shoulder and wearing boots, stg. r., resting
with raised r. hand on inverted spear, holding in l. arm infant Orpheus, wearing a kind of
nappies and stretching his arm to her; on the r. side stag stg. r.
Varbanov (engl.) 1386 var. (is supposed to have IOVLIA DOMA CEB!); another ex. in Lanz 112, lot 642 (same dies, heavy worn)
very rare, VF, dark-green patina
For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'.

This coin has a unique rev. depiction! Bendis was the Thracian Artemis and a myth claims that she was the mother of Orpheus. Philippopolis is known as the city of Orpheus. So the above suggestion is convincing (Pat Lawrence).
1 commentsJochen04/10/17 at 14:35archivum: Beautiful coin! Since all specimens share your obv...
Vlasto_938~0.jpg
Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #93828 viewsCalabria, Taras. From Sir Arthur Evans Collection
c. 240-228 BC. AR Nomos, 6.39g (10h). Obv: Naked youth riding horse at full gallop right, holding torch behind him; in field to left monogram HPAK; below, ΔΑΙΜΑΧΟC. Rx: ΤΑ - ΡΑC in field under Taras astride dolphin left holding trident in left hand and kantharos in right; in field to right, monogram ANΔPE. Vlasto 938 (this coin). Evans, Tarentum (1889), p. 194, pl. X. 1 (this coin). Ex Vlasto Coll. 938, pl. XXX. From the Sir Arthur Evans Collection.
3 commentsLeo04/10/17 at 13:25Grant H: love the horse
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Elymais -- Orodes I., late 1st to early 2nd cent. AD17 viewsAE tdr., 15,61gr, 27,44mm;
mint: Susa (?)
Van’t Haaff 11.1.1-1a (this coin), Alram p. 146, #466, NB3;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop, 2 ribbons; straight top hair running across head, side hair combed backwards, mustache, long pointed curly beard, multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass w/shoulder pads; in right lower filed anchor w/2 upper and 2 lower cross bars, crescent and pellet above; in lower left field Aramaic legend ‘Orodes’; dotted border 10 - 12h;
rev.: head, left, w/diadem surrounded by 4 lines of blundered letters;

plate coin in: Parthia.com; in: P.A. Van't Haaff, Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, p. 92, type 11.1.1-1a;

ex: CNG, Triton VII, # 532, ex: Bellaria Collection; ex: CNG 60, # 1041; ex: Gorny and Mosch 96, # 252.
1 commentsSchatz04/10/17 at 00:28Robert L3: Great coin, Schatz. And a van't Haaff plate c...
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022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0119var., RIC II(1962) 0023a, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Thunderbolt on draped table, #1158 views022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0119var., RIC II(1962) 0023a, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Thunderbolt on draped table, #1
avers:- IMP-TITVS-CAES-VESPASIAN-AVG-P-M, Laureate head right.
revers:- TR-P-IX-IMP-XV-COS-VIII-P-P, Thunderbolt (wingless) on draped table or chair with one, two or no crossbars.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,28g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0119var., RIC II(1962) 0023a p-119, RSC 316, BMC 51,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans04/09/17 at 20:38Jay GT4: Nice one!
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022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0119var., RIC II(1962) 0023a, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Thunderbolt on draped table, #1158 views022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0119var., RIC II(1962) 0023a, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Thunderbolt on draped table, #1
avers:- IMP-TITVS-CAES-VESPASIAN-AVG-P-M, Laureate head right.
revers:- TR-P-IX-IMP-XV-COS-VIII-P-P, Thunderbolt (wingless) on draped table or chair with one, two or no crossbars.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,28g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0119var., RIC II(1962) 0023a p-119, RSC 316, BMC 51,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans04/09/17 at 20:26FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice indeed!
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022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0119var., RIC II(1962) 0023a, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Thunderbolt on draped table, #1158 views022b Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0119var., RIC II(1962) 0023a, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Thunderbolt on draped table, #1
avers:- IMP-TITVS-CAES-VESPASIAN-AVG-P-M, Laureate head right.
revers:- TR-P-IX-IMP-XV-COS-VIII-P-P, Thunderbolt (wingless) on draped table or chair with one, two or no crossbars.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,28g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0119var., RIC II(1962) 0023a p-119, RSC 316, BMC 51,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans04/09/17 at 19:59Nemonater: What a neck on this one! Very nice!
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #93828 viewsCalabria, Taras. From Sir Arthur Evans Collection
c. 240-228 BC. AR Nomos, 6.39g (10h). Obv: Naked youth riding horse at full gallop right, holding torch behind him; in field to left monogram HPAK; below, ΔΑΙΜΑΧΟC. Rx: ΤΑ - ΡΑC in field under Taras astride dolphin left holding trident in left hand and kantharos in right; in field to right, monogram ANΔPE. Vlasto 938 (this coin). Evans, Tarentum (1889), p. 194, pl. X. 1 (this coin). Ex Vlasto Coll. 938, pl. XXX. From the Sir Arthur Evans Collection.
3 commentsLeo04/09/17 at 18:25Canaan: Very nice choices, high taste, congrats.
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RPC II 2463 Titus27 viewsObv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB, Laureate head right
Rev: OMONOIA - LB (low left), Homonoia seated left, with olive branch.
BIL/Tetradrachm (24.35 mm 11.831 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 79-80 A.D.
RPC 2463, SNG France 845, Dattari 422
ex Inasta Auction 67 lot 1279
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/09/17 at 12:03David Atherton: Nice example.
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Egypt, Alexandria: Gallienus (253-268 CE) Æ Tetradrachm, RY 14 (Köln 2932-3; Dattari (Savio) 5283; Milne 4145; Curtis Emmett 3802)16 viewsObv: AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CЄB; laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak, L IΔ before, palm behind

Former collection of the Art Institute of Chicago
1 commentsQuant.Geek04/09/17 at 08:31maridvnvm: Gorgeous.
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Calabria, Taras.14 viewsSilver Nomos (6.64 g), ca. 272-240 BC.
Sy… and Lykinos, magistrates. Youth on horseback left, crowning horse with wreath; behind and below in two lines, magistrate's names: ΣY and ΛYKI/NOΣ. Reverse: TA-PAΣ, Phalanthos riding dolphin left, hurling trident; behind, owl standing left, head facing. Vlasto 836; HN Italy 1025. Gorgeous iridescent toning. Superb Extremely Fine.
1 commentsLeo04/09/17 at 03:10Jay GT4: So nice!
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Calabria, Taras. Silver Nomos (5.92 g), ca. 240-228 BC.11 viewsXenokrates, magistrate. Dioskouros on horseback left, head facing, raising hand and holding rein; in right field, TP monogram and pileos; in two lines below, magistrate's name: [Ξ]E-NOKPA/T-HΣ. Reverse: TAPAΣ, Phalanthos riding dolphin left, head and torso facing, holding trident and lifting drapery; in right field, monogram; below, waves and cuttlefish. Vlasto 955-7; HN Italy 1058. Toned. Choice Very Fine.

The Hanbery Collection; Purchased privately from F. Kovacs in the 1980s
1 commentsLeo04/09/17 at 03:10Jay GT4: Great coin, great provenance
Vlasto_938~0.jpg
Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #93828 viewsCalabria, Taras. From Sir Arthur Evans Collection
c. 240-228 BC. AR Nomos, 6.39g (10h). Obv: Naked youth riding horse at full gallop right, holding torch behind him; in field to left monogram HPAK; below, ΔΑΙΜΑΧΟC. Rx: ΤΑ - ΡΑC in field under Taras astride dolphin left holding trident in left hand and kantharos in right; in field to right, monogram ANΔPE. Vlasto 938 (this coin). Evans, Tarentum (1889), p. 194, pl. X. 1 (this coin). Ex Vlasto Coll. 938, pl. XXX. From the Sir Arthur Evans Collection.
3 commentsLeo04/09/17 at 03:08Jay GT4: Fantastic!
Constantius-II__AE-2_DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-P-F-AVG_HOC-SIGNO-VICTOR-ERIS_A_-_III_ESIScrescent_RIC-VIII-304E-p-471-Cs1-D3_Siscia_350-51-AD_Q-001_0h_21,5-22,5mm_4,87ga-s.jpg
147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VIII 304E, AE-2 Follis, A/-//--, III/-//ЄSISᴗ, HOC-SIGNO-VICTOR-ERIS, Constantius standing left, Scarce !102 views147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VIII 304E, AE-2 Follis, A/-//--, III/-//ЄSISᴗ, HOC-SIGNO-VICTOR-ERIS, Constantius standing left, Scarce !
avers:- D-N-CONSTAN-TIVS-P-F-AVG, Cs1,D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the busts.
rever:- HOC-SIGNO-VICTOR-ERIS, Constantius standing left, holding labarum with Chi-Rho and spear, being crowned by Victory. III in left field.
exergo: A/-//--, III/-//ЄSISᴗ, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,87g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 350-351 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-304E, p-371, 5th.-off., Scarce !
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans04/08/17 at 20:58Canaan: Nice details!
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Phoenicia, Arados 93-92 B.C17 viewsAR 30.63mm (Thickness 2.99mm), weight 14.44g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), Tetradrachm.

Obverse: Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche, border of dots.

Reverse: Nike advancing left holding aphlaston and palm branch, in left field Aradian era date ZΞP 167, below Phoenician letter qoph (Q) with Greek letters ΔΣ far bottom, AΡAΔIΩN in right field, all within wreath.
2 commentsMartin Rowe04/08/17 at 20:54Canaan: great portrait
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875.11 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 126-27 AD bust Nilus16 viewsReference.
Emmett 875.11; RPC 5653. Dattari-Savio Pl. 68, 1429 (this coin).

L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ or L ΙΑ = year 11

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev. L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ
Draped bust of Nilus, r., crowned with taenia and lotus-buds, cornucopia at shoulder.

13.32 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
2 commentsokidoki04/08/17 at 20:53Canaan: Very nice coin and a great provenance
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Phoenicia, Arados 119-118 B.C22 viewsAR 13.47mm (Thickness 1.64mm), weight 1.84g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), Hemidrachm.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, palm frond over shoulder, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with stem rising forward, ΘC, B (beth) monogram above, border of dots, Aradian era date AMP (141) below.
3 commentsMartin Rowe04/08/17 at 20:50Canaan: What a great addition congrats
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RPC II 2463 Titus27 viewsObv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB, Laureate head right
Rev: OMONOIA - LB (low left), Homonoia seated left, with olive branch.
BIL/Tetradrachm (24.35 mm 11.831 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 79-80 A.D.
RPC 2463, SNG France 845, Dattari 422
ex Inasta Auction 67 lot 1279
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/08/17 at 18:08ancientdave: Great addition!
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Augustus denarius FORTVN REDVC55 viewsSilver denarius. Spanish (Colonia Patricia?) mint, c. 20 - 19 B.C.
3.804g, 18.9mm.
Obverse : laureate head of Augustus left, anepigraphic.
Reverse : square altar inscribed FORTVN•REDVC / CAESARI•AVGVS / S•P•Q•R. Ram's head on the top.
RIC I 56b (R4), RSC and Cohen 108b, BnF I 1341e (not in the coll., spec. from Turin), BMCRE I 360 var. (inscription), SRCV I 1608 var. (same), Hunter I -, aEF, nice portrait, much mint luster, tight flan, obverse die wear, some silver encrustations, reverse slightly off center.
From the Marcelo Leal Collection, this is the only example of this very rare inscription variety ever handled by Forum, none on Coin Archives; very rare;
9 commentslabienus04/08/17 at 16:20labienus: Thanks to all for your kind comments
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RPC II 2463 Titus27 viewsObv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB, Laureate head right
Rev: OMONOIA - LB (low left), Homonoia seated left, with olive branch.
BIL/Tetradrachm (24.35 mm 11.831 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 79-80 A.D.
RPC 2463, SNG France 845, Dattari 422
ex Inasta Auction 67 lot 1279
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/08/17 at 15:34Jay GT4: Nice one!
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Augustus Semis Altar of Lugdunum32 viewsObv.
CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right

Rev.
Altar of Lugdunum
ROM ET AVG
4 commentsancientdave04/08/17 at 12:14Jay GT4: Nice reverse!
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51 viewsseptimus severus

elephant denarius

i like it/ you see a lot from the armor at the elephant
4 commentsimperator04/08/17 at 10:52NORMAN K: love the elephant
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Augustus Semis Altar of Lugdunum32 viewsObv.
CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right

Rev.
Altar of Lugdunum
ROM ET AVG
4 commentsancientdave04/08/17 at 08:59okidoki: very nice never seen it
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51 viewsseptimus severus

elephant denarius

i like it/ you see a lot from the armor at the elephant
4 commentsimperator04/08/17 at 08:30Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Augustus Semis Altar of Lugdunum32 viewsObv.
CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right

Rev.
Altar of Lugdunum
ROM ET AVG
4 commentsancientdave04/08/17 at 08:21Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Magnentius27 viewsMagnentius. AE3. Trier. 350-353 AD. IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory seated at the helm. A in left field. Mintmark TRP. RIC VIII Trier 260; Sear 18788.4 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/08/17 at 07:59Randygeki(h2): Haha it does kinda look like that. It's An ore...
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Augustus Semis Altar of Lugdunum32 viewsObv.
CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right

Rev.
Altar of Lugdunum
ROM ET AVG
4 commentsancientdave04/08/17 at 07:16FlaviusDomitianus: Nice find, congrats
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Magnentius27 viewsMagnentius. AE3. Trier. 350-353 AD. IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory seated at the helm. A in left field. Mintmark TRP. RIC VIII Trier 260; Sear 18788.4 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/07/17 at 20:21Jay GT4: What is Victory holding in her hands? Looks like ...
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Domitian RIC-183249 viewsAR Denarius, 2.90g
Rome mint, 84 AD
RIC 183 (R3), BMC - , RSC -
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC; Bust of Domitian, laureate, draped, bearded, l.
Rev: P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, April 2014.

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

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

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

12 commentsDavid Atherton04/07/17 at 20:14imperator: this coin needs to be in the top ranking
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)28 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
Alexandria, Egypt
O: AKAMAAVPCEYALEXANDPOCEYC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: eagle standing left, head turned right, holding wreath in beak. L-S=Year 6
Alexandria Mint
11.8g
24mm
Köln 2438, Dattari 4410, Emmett 3099
4 commentsMat04/07/17 at 19:49Nicholas Z: That's a very cool coin, Mat. Nice eagle.
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Magnentius27 viewsMagnentius. AE3. Trier. 350-353 AD. IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory seated at the helm. A in left field. Mintmark TRP. RIC VIII Trier 260; Sear 18788.4 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/07/17 at 13:50Mat: Nice addition, Randy
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 10. Commodus, HrJ (2014) 6.10.38.0177 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 22, 4.96g, 21.79mm, 45°
obv. AV KL AVR - KOMODOC
bust, bearded, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIANOP - OLEITWN
Tyche Euposia, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l.
arm and rudder in r. Hand; the small faintly-drawn baby Ploutos in the crook of Tyche's left arm
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 541 corr. (2 ex., St.Petersburg, Mionnet)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 709
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No.6.10.38.1
d) RPC IV online temp. no. 4320
VF+, exceptional portrait of Commodus

The obv. of Pick's coin was worn. So he hasn't seen the laurel-wreath. Thanks to archivum for pointing us to Plutos!
2 commentsJochen04/07/17 at 12:49archivum: This reverse looks like 6.10.38.2 in my 2007 Hr-J ...
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domitan felicitas 26 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II, laureate and draped bust

Dupond, Rom, 73 - 74. Büste mit Lkr. r.

FELICITAS PVBLICA steht l. Caduceus und mit Füllhorn. RIC wall 695A; RIC² 658.
Herrliche dunkelgrüne Patina.
2 commentsimperator04/07/17 at 08:29FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice example.
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139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 033, -/-//CONSE, PAX PVBLICA•, Pax standing left, Scarce!, #294 views139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 033, -/-//CONSE, PAX PVBLICA•, Pax standing left, Scarce!, #2
avers:- FL-IVL-HELENAE-AVG, (H1,M), Diademed, mantled bust right, with necklace.
revers:- PAX-PV-BLICA•, Pax standing left, holding branch and transverse scepter.
exergo: -/-//CONSE, diameter: 15,5-17,0mm, weight:1,34g, axis:11h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 330 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-33, p-449, Scarce!
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans04/07/17 at 07:03okidoki: very nice Lady
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Faustina II. (147-175 AD). AE Sestertius ,Rome, c. 149-156 AD.11 viewsObv. FAVSTINAE AVG P II AVG FIL, draped bust right.
Rev. VENVS AVG / S - C, Venus standing left, holding apple and rudder with dolphin coiled around.
RIC III, p. 193, 1388b.
31 mm, 20.16g
1 commentsCanaan04/07/17 at 06:47Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)28 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
Alexandria, Egypt
O: AKAMAAVPCEYALEXANDPOCEYC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: eagle standing left, head turned right, holding wreath in beak. L-S=Year 6
Alexandria Mint
11.8g
24mm
Köln 2438, Dattari 4410, Emmett 3099
4 commentsMat04/07/17 at 06:40okidoki: the eagle has landed
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)28 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
Alexandria, Egypt
O: AKAMAAVPCEYALEXANDPOCEYC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: eagle standing left, head turned right, holding wreath in beak. L-S=Year 6
Alexandria Mint
11.8g
24mm
Köln 2438, Dattari 4410, Emmett 3099
4 commentsMat04/07/17 at 06:24Randygeki(h2): Cool addition Mat.
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51 viewsseptimus severus

elephant denarius

i like it/ you see a lot from the armor at the elephant
4 commentsimperator04/07/17 at 05:52ickster: Nice coin. I haven't seen these often.
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domitan felicitas 26 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II, laureate and draped bust

Dupond, Rom, 73 - 74. Büste mit Lkr. r.

FELICITAS PVBLICA steht l. Caduceus und mit Füllhorn. RIC wall 695A; RIC² 658.
Herrliche dunkelgrüne Patina.
2 commentsimperator04/07/17 at 00:58Jay GT4: A wonderful portrait with great patina
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Denarius23 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG III. Legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.19g, 17mm
RSC 27
ex. J. Grande collection
4 commentsLegatus04/07/17 at 00:52Legatus: Thanks for the additional provenance. It's be...
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11 Titus Æ Dupondius45 viewsTITUS
Æ Dupondius
(28mm, 13.13 g, 6h)
Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, under Vespasian, 77-78 AD

O: Laureate head right, globe at tip of neck

R: Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
RIC II 1252 (Vespasian); Lyon 107 (Vespasian). Good VF, natural green patina, minor cleaning marks.

Ex CNG
RI0054
6 commentsSosius04/07/17 at 00:31imperator: Great
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)28 viewsBillion Tetradrachm
Alexandria, Egypt
O: AKAMAAVPCEYALEXANDPOCEYC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: eagle standing left, head turned right, holding wreath in beak. L-S=Year 6
Alexandria Mint
11.8g
24mm
Köln 2438, Dattari 4410, Emmett 3099
4 commentsMat04/06/17 at 23:16Jay GT4: Cool
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 20.5mm 8.25g 11h15 viewsPegasos flying right mintmark below.Rev helmeted head of Athena right,to left bearded ithyphallic herm facing right,standing on three steps,caduceus and mintmark.
ex CNG 103 lot 146 9-14-16
ex Thomas Bentley.
ex Gorny & Mosch auc 233 lot 1400 10-6-15
ex Sotheby Zurich lot 385 4-5-1973
ex The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
ex J.Pierpont Morgan 1905.
ex John Ward pl.11 465 Greek coins and their Parent Cities 1902
1 commentsGrant H04/06/17 at 20:58Jay GT4: Amazing provenance
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Calabria Tarentum AR Nomos circa 344-340 BC 21mm 7.49g 8h14 viewsWarrior,wearing helmet and holding spear and shield,standing facing,head right,behind horse standing right,to right l-.Rev Phalanthos holding trident and shield,riding dolphin left,below, A above waves.1 commentsGrant H04/06/17 at 20:57Jay GT4: Grant I wish your pics were bigger! Nice coin!
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IONIA, Uncertain mint.7 viewsAR Tetartemorion, 4mm, 0.13g; c. 530/25-500 BC
Obv.: Rosette.
Rev.: Incuse square punch with five pellets.
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 1807 / 17-74-60
1 commentsJohn Anthony04/06/17 at 17:34okidoki: very nice
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3084 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Drachm 128-138 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus34 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3084; Sydenham 262a; Metcalf Conspectus 91b

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Mt Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing l., holding globe in r., sceptre in l.

3.20 gr
18 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki04/06/17 at 14:16Mat: One of the best reverses I have seen for the type.
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276 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Tellus standing21 viewsReference.
Strack 275; RIC 276; RSC 1427

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

Rev. TELLVS STABIL.
Tellus standing left, holding plow and rake; two grain ears to right.

3.43 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki04/06/17 at 14:15Mat: awesome toning & portrait
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Faience Eye of Horus Amulet (Wedjat), VI Dynasty to Ptolemaic Period 13 viewsFaience Eye of Horus Amulet (Wedjat), VI Dynasty to Ptolemaic Period

Eye of Horus Amulet, Light blue Faience, no black detail, looking right, 15mm.
The 'sound' eye that restores life. Petrie 138
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/06/17 at 14:15Mat: Neat addition, Randy!
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Denarius23 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG III. Legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.19g, 17mm
RSC 27
ex. J. Grande collection
4 commentsLegatus04/06/17 at 14:15Mat: Very nice!
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Persian Achaemenid Siglos Type III27 viewsKneeling-running figure of the Great King right, transverse spear with point downward in right, bow in left, bearded, crowned.

Incuse punch

Sardis mint. c. 490 - 475 BC

5.42g

Carradice Type IIIa. Darius I - Xerxes I

Possibly introduced in connection with the accession of Xerxes, c. 485 BC

Ex-Savoca Coin
2 commentsJay GT404/06/17 at 09:07Canaan: On the wish list, congrats very nice.
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Denarius23 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG III. Legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.19g, 17mm
RSC 27
ex. J. Grande collection
4 commentsLegatus04/06/17 at 06:36Canaan: I agree
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Faience Eye of Horus Amulet (Wedjat), VI Dynasty to Ptolemaic Period 13 viewsFaience Eye of Horus Amulet (Wedjat), VI Dynasty to Ptolemaic Period

Eye of Horus Amulet, Light blue Faience, no black detail, looking right, 15mm.
The 'sound' eye that restores life. Petrie 138
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/06/17 at 06:34Canaan: That is cooool
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Maximian, Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM13 viewsAE Antoninianus
Maximian
Augustus: 286 - 305; 307 - 308; 310AD
Issued: 295 - 299AD
20.0mm
O: IMP CMA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: CONCORDIA MILITVM; Maximian standing right on left holding scepter, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left on right holding scepter.
Exergue: Kε, above line.
Cyzicus Mint
RIC 15b, ε
Aorta: 1388: B69, O24, R21, T125, M5.
4/4/17
2 commentsNicholas Z04/06/17 at 05:01Nicholas Z: I wish I was better at photography. Still looks m...
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Herennia Etruscilla, Antoninianus, PVDICITIA AVG10 viewsAR Antoninianus
Herennia Etruscilla
Augusta: 249 - 251AD
Issued: 250AD
20.9mm 3.79gr, 7h.
O: HER ETRVSCILLA AVG; Diademed and draped bust, right, on crescent.
R: PVDICITIA AVG; Pudicitia standing left, holding scepter and drawing veil from face.
Rome Mint
RIC 58b; RSC 17.
Aorta: 27: B2, O2, R10, T9, M2.
Agora Auctions, Auction #31, Lot 186.
3/28/15 4/4/17
2 commentsNicholas Z04/06/17 at 05:00Nicholas Z: Thanks Canaan!
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Trajan Decius, Antoninianus, VICTORIA AVG9 viewsAR Antoninianus
Trajan Decius
Augustus: 249 - 251AD
Issued: 249 - 251AD
21.5 x 19.0mm
O: IMP CMQ TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: VICTORIA AVG; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
Antioch Mint
RIC 29c; Sear V 9387.
Aorta: 36: B4, O2, R30, T34, M1.
CIVITAS Galleries CICF 2014
4/12/14 4/4/17
2 commentsNicholas Z04/06/17 at 05:00Nicholas Z: I was attracted by the nice portrait and reverse a...
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Plautilla, Denarius, PIETAS AVGG7 viewsAR Denarius
Plautilla
Augusta: 202 - 205AD
Issued: 203AD
19.2mm 3.67gr, 6h
O: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: PIETAS AVGG; Pietas standing right, holding infant and a scepter.
Rome Mint
RIC 367; BMCRE 422; RSC 16.
Aorta: 13: B1, O2, R7, T6, M2.
Agora Auctions, Auction #32, Lot 175.
5/12/15 4/4/17
2 commentsNicholas Z04/06/17 at 04:58Nicholas Z: Thanks Mat. One of my favorite coins.
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Denarius23 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG III. Legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.19g, 17mm
RSC 27
ex. J. Grande collection
4 commentsLegatus04/06/17 at 02:41Jay GT4: Great coin and provenance! It's also ex-A...
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Anonymous, AE15, Serpent7 viewsAE15
Anonymous
Issued: 282 - 133BC
15.0mm
O: NO LEGEND; Head of Athena, right.
R: ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ; Coiled and bearded serpent, right; monogram, left.
SG 7228
Kenn Hollister/Moneta CICF 2103
4/3/17
2 commentsNicholas Z04/06/17 at 01:28Nicholas Z: Yeah, I started to wonder that myself as I reviewe...
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276 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Tellus standing21 viewsReference.
Strack 275; RIC 276; RSC 1427

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

Rev. TELLVS STABIL.
Tellus standing left, holding plow and rake; two grain ears to right.

3.43 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki04/05/17 at 20:46Randygeki(h2): Another excellent portrait!
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79 BC L Papius Serrated denarius25 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right clad in goat's skin control symbal behind (half of fat fish), bead and reel in border

L PAPI
Gryphon leaping right control symbol (fish) below, bead and reel border

trade guild: fishmongers

3.91g

Rome
79 BC

Sear 311 RRC 39

ex-ANE

To see the amazing variety of control marks on this series: www.bonannocoins.com/l_papius/l_papius_db.php
2 commentsJay GT404/05/17 at 20:46Randygeki(h2): Very cool Jay !
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Persian Achaemenid Siglos Type III27 viewsKneeling-running figure of the Great King right, transverse spear with point downward in right, bow in left, bearded, crowned.

Incuse punch

Sardis mint. c. 490 - 475 BC

5.42g

Carradice Type IIIa. Darius I - Xerxes I

Possibly introduced in connection with the accession of Xerxes, c. 485 BC

Ex-Savoca Coin
2 commentsJay GT404/05/17 at 20:46Randygeki(h2): Thats a neat one. Cool addition!
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79 BC L Papius Serrated denarius25 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right clad in goat's skin control symbal behind (half of fat fish), bead and reel in border

L PAPI
Gryphon leaping right control symbol (fish) below, bead and reel border

trade guild: fishmongers

3.91g

Rome
79 BC

Sear 311 RRC 39

ex-ANE

To see the amazing variety of control marks on this series: www.bonannocoins.com/l_papius/l_papius_db.php
2 commentsJay GT404/05/17 at 20:01maridvnvm: Lovely. I am jealous.
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RIC 119A Titus26 viewsObv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Seat, draped; above, thunderbolt (wingless)
AR/Denarius (18.32 mm 3.213 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80 A.D.
RIC 119 (var. will be 119A)
ex Rauch 9th Live E-Auction lot 246
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/05/17 at 18:51Jay GT4: No wings on thunderbolt...
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RIC 0119 Titus24 viewsObv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt
AR/Denarius (19.66 mm 3.098 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80 A.D.
RIC 119 (C2), RSC 316, BMCRE 51-54, BNF 43-44
ex Inasta Auction 46 lot 445
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/05/17 at 18:51Jay GT4: Winged thunderbolt...
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Plautilla, Denarius, PIETAS AVGG7 viewsAR Denarius
Plautilla
Augusta: 202 - 205AD
Issued: 203AD
19.2mm 3.67gr, 6h
O: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: PIETAS AVGG; Pietas standing right, holding infant and a scepter.
Rome Mint
RIC 367; BMCRE 422; RSC 16.
Aorta: 13: B1, O2, R7, T6, M2.
Agora Auctions, Auction #32, Lot 175.
5/12/15 4/4/17
2 commentsNicholas Z04/05/17 at 14:08Mat: Nice portrait
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, FORTVN REDVC5 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 194AD
18.0 x 17.0mm 3.16gr
O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II; Laureate head, right.
R: FORTVN REDVC; Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
Emesa Mint
RIC 377; Sear 2, 6277v; RSC 174a.
Aorta: 371: B3, O20, R102, T67, M2.
Trisekeles Auctions; VAuctions Sale 323, Lot 545
3/17/17 4/1/17
2 commentsNicholas Z04/05/17 at 13:59Mat: Beautiful reverse
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Roman Empire, Constantius II, AE2 - RIC VIII Siscia 225 63 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in hand
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets standing, facing each other before him
Minted in Siscia (* | _ // BSISM). A.D. 348-350.
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 225 (Rated C2)
3 commentsmaridvnvm04/05/17 at 10:12NORMAN K: strong strike, well centered. Nice coin
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Augustus denarius FORTVN REDVC55 viewsSilver denarius. Spanish (Colonia Patricia?) mint, c. 20 - 19 B.C.
3.804g, 18.9mm.
Obverse : laureate head of Augustus left, anepigraphic.
Reverse : square altar inscribed FORTVN•REDVC / CAESARI•AVGVS / S•P•Q•R. Ram's head on the top.
RIC I 56b (R4), RSC and Cohen 108b, BnF I 1341e (not in the coll., spec. from Turin), BMCRE I 360 var. (inscription), SRCV I 1608 var. (same), Hunter I -, aEF, nice portrait, much mint luster, tight flan, obverse die wear, some silver encrustations, reverse slightly off center.
From the Marcelo Leal Collection, this is the only example of this very rare inscription variety ever handled by Forum, none on Coin Archives; very rare;
9 commentslabienus04/05/17 at 08:45Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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Trajan, Denarius, SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Trajan Crowned by Victory7 viewsAR Denarius
Trajan
Caesar: 97 - 98AD
Augustus: 98 - 117AD
Issued: 103 - 111AD
19.0mm 2.57gr
O: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP; Laureate head, right; slight drapery over far shoulder.
R: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI; Trajan standing facing on left, holding spear and parazonium, being crowned by Victory to right, holding palm.
Rome Mint
Aorta: 318: B5, O47, R56, T135, M2.
RIC 212; RSC 514a; BMC 238.
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3/29/16 1/29/17
1 commentsNicholas Z04/05/17 at 08:44Canaan: Perfect!
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Volusian, Antoninianus, PM TR P IIII COS II5 viewsAR Antoninianus
Volumina
Caesar: 251AD
Augustus: 251 - 253AD
Issued: 253AD
21.0mm 3.30gr
O: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: PM TR P IIII COS II; Volusian standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding scepter.
Rome Mint
Aorta: 149: B3, O11, R30, T48, M3.
barnabe84 371467271458
11/2/15 1/31/17
1 commentsNicholas Z04/05/17 at 08:43Canaan: Very nice
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Maximian, Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM13 viewsAE Antoninianus
Maximian
Augustus: 286 - 305; 307 - 308; 310AD
Issued: 295 - 299AD
20.0mm
O: IMP CMA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: CONCORDIA MILITVM; Maximian standing right on left holding scepter, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left on right holding scepter.
Exergue: Kε, above line.
Cyzicus Mint
RIC 15b, ε
Aorta: 1388: B69, O24, R21, T125, M5.
4/4/17
2 commentsNicholas Z04/05/17 at 08:35Canaan: Very nice details and silvering.
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Herennia Etruscilla, Antoninianus, PVDICITIA AVG10 viewsAR Antoninianus
Herennia Etruscilla
Augusta: 249 - 251AD
Issued: 250AD
20.9mm 3.79gr, 7h.
O: HER ETRVSCILLA AVG; Diademed and draped bust, right, on crescent.
R: PVDICITIA AVG; Pudicitia standing left, holding scepter and drawing veil from face.
Rome Mint
RIC 58b; RSC 17.
Aorta: 27: B2, O2, R10, T9, M2.
Agora Auctions, Auction #31, Lot 186.
3/28/15 4/4/17
2 commentsNicholas Z04/05/17 at 08:34Canaan: Impressive!!!
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Trajan Decius, Antoninianus, VICTORIA AVG9 viewsAR Antoninianus
Trajan Decius
Augustus: 249 - 251AD
Issued: 249 - 251AD
21.5 x 19.0mm
O: IMP CMQ TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: VICTORIA AVG; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
Antioch Mint
RIC 29c; Sear V 9387.
Aorta: 36: B4, O2, R30, T34, M1.
CIVITAS Galleries CICF 2014
4/12/14 4/4/17
2 commentsNicholas Z04/05/17 at 08:32Canaan: Very nice example.
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Titus RIC-119A47 viewsAR Denarius, 3.31g
Rome Mint, 80 AD
RIC 119A, BMC 51 var., RSC, 316
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, thunderbolt
Acquired from Yesterday's Change, March 2017.

In the new RIC II this type is described as having a 'winged thunderbolt' above the seat. However, it is sometimes seen with a 'wingless thunderbolt'. The upcoming RIC II Addenda takes note of this and has assigned the wingless type its own catalogue number - RIC 119A.

This denarius is part of a series that was struck for the lectisternium (religious ceremony) celebrating the opening of the Colosseum in 80 AD. Each god had its own sacred couch, in Latin they are known as 'pulvinaria', brought out in pairs in the Forum or some such public space. The series commemorates these sacred couches which were set out with 'exuviae' (emblems) representing the gods. The above coin most likely shows the 'pulvinar' of Jupiter and Juno.

Struck slightly off-centre in average style with nice 'cabinet toning'.
2 commentsDavid Atherton04/05/17 at 07:13FlaviusDomitianus: Nice toning
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Constantius II11 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL dot TEMP dot REPARATIO, radiate phoenix standing left on a rocky mound
Mintmark TRP dot

RIC VIII Trier 233 variant?
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/05/17 at 07:08Canaan: Very nice, still missing in my FTR a phoenix
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Domitian23 viewsAR Denarius.

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, laureate head right / P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P (M3)

RIC II.1, unlisted (R3 - assigned 344A by Dr. Buttrey in the RIC II.1, Addendum); BMCRE II, unlisted; RSC II, unlisted

Dr. Buttrey's notes: "A die carried over from a rather earlier issue (184-187), here muled with obv. TR P V. Since that tribunician era obtained for several issues of aurei and denarii the striking of this piece cannot be exactly placed: insertion as 344A is chosen as its earliest possible production. R3 Downie's 323 15/03/2017 2055 = Telford coll."
5 commentssocalcoins04/05/17 at 06:39David Atherton: Awesome rarity with a very fine portrait!
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743 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Aequitas standing16 viewsReference.
RIC 743; Strack 650; C. 125

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

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

20.35 gr
30 mm
6h

Ex Charles Darrah Collection of Flavian and Antonine Bronzes.
1 commentsokidoki04/05/17 at 02:20Jay GT4: I really like Aequitas
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Titus RIC-119A47 viewsAR Denarius, 3.31g
Rome Mint, 80 AD
RIC 119A, BMC 51 var., RSC, 316
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, thunderbolt
Acquired from Yesterday's Change, March 2017.

In the new RIC II this type is described as having a 'winged thunderbolt' above the seat. However, it is sometimes seen with a 'wingless thunderbolt'. The upcoming RIC II Addenda takes note of this and has assigned the wingless type its own catalogue number - RIC 119A.

This denarius is part of a series that was struck for the lectisternium (religious ceremony) celebrating the opening of the Colosseum in 80 AD. Each god had its own sacred couch, in Latin they are known as 'pulvinaria', brought out in pairs in the Forum or some such public space. The series commemorates these sacred couches which were set out with 'exuviae' (emblems) representing the gods. The above coin most likely shows the 'pulvinar' of Jupiter and Juno.

Struck slightly off-centre in average style with nice 'cabinet toning'.
2 commentsDavid Atherton04/05/17 at 02:10Jay GT4: Great eye David
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NABATAEA. Malichus II, with Shaqilat II. AD 40-70.13 viewsObv : Jugate laureate and draped bust of Malichus II and Shuqailat II right .
Rev : Two cornucopias, crossed and filleted; Aramaic, "Malichus / Shuqai/lat" in two lines above and one below the cornucopias.
Reference : Meshorer Nabataean 140A, SGICV 5703, SNG ANS 1444, BMC Arabia 4-5.
16mm, 2.61 grams.


1 commentsCanaan04/04/17 at 18:13Randygeki(h2): Great coin. I really like the sandy highlights of ...
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Judaea, Herodian Kingdom. Agrippa I. 37-44 C.E. AE prutah 11 viewsObv. BACIΛEΩC AΓPIΠA, umbrella.
Rev. Three ears of barley, flanked by L-ς.
Hendin 1244b; Meshorer TJC 120.
Jerusalem mint, struck 41-42 C.E.
18mm, 2.8 grams.
1 commentsCanaan04/04/17 at 18:12Randygeki(h2): Nice
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Claudius Minerva AE As26 viewsT CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP

SC
Minerva advancing with spear and shield

Rome 42 AD

10.72g


Sear 1862

Nice Sand patina

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1 commentsJay GT404/04/17 at 18:11Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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79 BC L Papius Serrated denarius25 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right clad in goat's skin control symbal behind (base of column), bead and reel in border

L PAPI
Gryphon leaping right control symbol (Corinthian capital) below, bead and reel border

Trade guild: Builders

3.9g

Rome
79 BC

Sear 311 RRC 89

Ex-Calgary Coin

To see the amazing variety of control marks on this series:
www.bonannocoins.com/l_papius/l_papius_db.php

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1 commentsJay GT404/04/17 at 18:10Randygeki(h2): This one is even better. Nice addition
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79 BC L Papius Serrated denarius21 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right clad in goat's skin control symbal behind (bakers shovel), bead and reel in border

L PAPI
Gryphon leaping right control symbol (bakers oven) below, bead and reel border

trade guild: cooks and bakers

3.75g

Rome
79 BC

Sear 311 RRC 89

ex-ANE

Plate coin 89:www.bonannocoins.com/l_papius/l_papius_db.php

New Photo!
1 commentsJay GT404/04/17 at 18:10Randygeki(h2): A sweet example Jay
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Lucilla (162 - 182 A.D.)27 viewsAR Denarius
O: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right.
R: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
Rome Mint
19mm
3.27g
RIC III 760.

Ex. Cabinet Numismatique, Genève.

Rare
4 commentsMat04/04/17 at 15:48okidoki: very nice Lady
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Constantius II18 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed right/ FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left
CONSA Star in ex
RIC 82? Var.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/04/17 at 13:26Mat: Wonderful
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Constantius II18 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed right/ FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left
CONSA Star in ex
RIC 82? Var.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/04/17 at 11:45Jay GT4: Glossy patina and great devices!
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Constantius II18 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed right/ FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left
CONSA Star in ex
RIC 82? Var.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/04/17 at 09:51Canaan: Very nice details.
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Anonymous, AE15, Serpent7 viewsAE15
Anonymous
Issued: 282 - 133BC
15.0mm
O: NO LEGEND; Head of Athena, right.
R: ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ; Coiled and bearded serpent, right; monogram, left.
SG 7228
Kenn Hollister/Moneta CICF 2103
4/3/17
2 commentsNicholas Z04/04/17 at 07:15Pekka K: Possibly KINGS of PERGAMON, Philetairos.
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Julia Domna, Denarius, SAECVLI FELICITAS4 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna
Born circa 170AD - Died 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 196 - 211AD
19.0 x 18.0mm
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: SAECVLI FELICITAS; Isis standing right, holding baby Horus, stepping on galley prow, rudder in front of altar, left.
Rome Mint
Sear 6606; RIC 577; RSC 174.
Aorta: 131: B6, O2, R87, T62, M4.
Jonathan Kern CICF 2013
4/3/17
1 commentsNicholas Z04/04/17 at 02:24Jay GT4: Love the hair
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Julia Mamaea, Denarius, IVNO CONSERVATRIX5 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Mamaea
Circa 190AD - 235AD
Issued: 222 - 235AD
19.0mm
O: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG; Draped bust, right.
R: IVNO CONSERVATRIX; Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter, peacock to left.
Rome Mint
Sear 8212; BMC 43; RIC 343; RSC 35.
Aorta: 36: B4, O1, R20, T23, M2.
Jonathan Kern CICF 2013 4/3/17
1 commentsNicholas Z04/04/17 at 02:23Jay GT4: Very nice!
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1221 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD head of Premarres29 viewsReference.
Emmett 1221.11; RPC 3, 6295; Geissen 3381; Dattari 6210; BMC Alexandria p. 357, 73; Milne 1229; SNG Cop 1083;

Issue Arsinoite

Obv. AYT KAI TPAI A∆PIANOC CEB
laureate bust right with slight drapery.

Rev. APCI (NOI) LIA (year 11)
Head of Premarres (Amenemhet III), bearded at chin, r., wearing nemes with uraeus.

4.807 gr.
18.6 mm
12h

Note.
While the names of various districts appear on the Nome coinage, all the Nome coins were struck at the Alexandria Mint. (FORVM)

ex. FORVM
2 commentsokidoki04/03/17 at 15:04quadrans: Great coin
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RIC 26 Domitian denarius65 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


Ex-Enrico collection

Extra fine portrait!
12 commentsJay GT404/03/17 at 12:41David Atherton: Fine syle beauty!
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RIC 26 Domitian denarius65 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


Ex-Enrico collection

Extra fine portrait!
12 commentsJay GT404/03/17 at 12:40labienus: waouhhhh !
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Greek, Italy, Lucania, Thurium31 viewsAR Stater, 7.79g. 22mm. c.410-400 B.C.

Engraver, Phrygillos (?). Head of Athena to right wearing crested helmet decorated with Skylla; "phi" in field to right. Rv. Bull pawing ground with head down to right; fish in exergue. SNG Oxford 871. HN 1782; a few small marks and some small metal breaks in front of face. Toned and of fine style

Ex: Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, Auction O, 2004, lot 1157.
Ex: A.D.M. Collection
1 commentsLeo04/03/17 at 12:29Pharsalos: beautiful coin, finest classical style!
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121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Carthage, RIC VI 24a, AE-1 Follis, FELIX ADVENT AVGG NN, Africa standing right, #193 views121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Carthage, RIC VI 24a, AE-1 Follis, FELIX ADVENT AVGG NN, Africa standing right, #1
avers:- CONSTANTIVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- FELIX-AD-VENT-AVG-G-N-N, Africa standing right, head left, wearing elephant head headress, standard in right and tusk in left, lion and bull at feet left, H left, PKT in ex.
exerg: H|-//PKT, diameter: 25-28,5mm, weight: 10,38g, axes: 0h,
mint: Carthage, date: 298 A.D., ref: RIC VI 24a,
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2 commentsquadrans04/03/17 at 12:27Pharsalos: Very interesting coin.
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Attica Athens AR Drachm circa465-460 BC 4.35g27 viewsHead of Athena right of archaia style,wearing earring and close-fitting crested helmet with single volute ornament behind.Rev AOE Incuse square, within which owl right,behind olive-spray with two leaves and berry. 2 commentsGrant H04/03/17 at 12:21Pharsalos: Beautiful style, particularly lovely owl.
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Sardeis, Artemis, Athena7 viewsLydia, Sardeis
AE 27, 133-1 BC
Magistrate Artemidoros Moldi
Obv.: Draped bust of Artemis right; bow and quiver over shoulder
Rev.: ΣAPΔIANΩN, AΡTEMI ΔΩPOΣ MOΛΔI, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield set on ground.
AE, 10.57g, 27mm
Ref.: SNG Munich 464, Waddington 5210
1 commentsshanxi04/03/17 at 12:20Pharsalos: Beautiful coin.
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GREEK, Sicily, Syracuse, AR Tetradrachm c.485-466 BC.Boehringer 123 23mm 17.27g 9h25 viewsDeinomenid Tyranny,Bearded charioteer driving quadriga walking to right,above Nike flying right to crown the horses.Rev Diademed head of Arethusa to right,wearing a pearl diadem and a pearl necklace and with her hair falling back behind her neck but turned up beneath her diadem,around four dolphins swimming to right.A splendid example bright,well struck,well centered and of excellent style.
From a collection formed over twenty years ago.
1 commentsGrant H04/03/17 at 12:18Pharsalos: Another beautiful example.
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Bruttium, the Brettii: Anonymous (ca. 214-211 BCE) Æ Double – Didrachm (Scheu, Bronze 1; HN Italy 1975)11 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Ares left; two pellets to right, grain ear below
Rev: Nike standing left, erecting trophy; cornucopia between


1 commentsQuant.Geek04/03/17 at 12:17Pharsalos: Superb style.
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Sicily Gela AR Tetradrachm circa 480/75-475/70 BC 21 mm 17.34g 8h10 viewsCharioteer driving slow quadriga right,above Nike flying right,crowning horses.Rev forepart of man-headed bull swimming right,within shallow incuse circle.
Rare die combination only one example listed in Jenkins.
From the Robert and Julius Diez collection,EX Gustav Philipsen collection,{part 1,J. Hirsch 15, 28 May 1906 lot 990.
1 commentsGrant H04/03/17 at 12:15Pharsalos: Stunning example.
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17 views2 commentsGrant H04/03/17 at 12:13Pharsalos: Fantastic style!
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19 views1 commentsGrant H04/03/17 at 12:12Pharsalos: Beautiful gem of a coin.
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11 views1 commentsGrant H04/03/17 at 12:11Pharsalos: Wonderful example of the type.
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13 views1 commentsGrant H04/03/17 at 12:09Pharsalos: Lovely style, very impressive coin.
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20 views1 commentsGrant H04/03/17 at 12:06Pharsalos: Wonderful example!
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Indo-Greek Kingdom, Menander I Soter AR Drachm. Circa 155-130 BC (Bopearachchi 3B; SNG ANS 686-690)14 viewsObv: Diademed bust left, wielding spear, aegis on shoulder; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ around
Rev: Athena standing right, hurling thunderbolt and holding shield; monogram in right field, Karosthi script around
1 commentsQuant.Geek04/03/17 at 12:03Pharsalos: Beautiful example.
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Probus RIC 9049 viewsAntonian (3.86g - 22mm)
obv. VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
rev. ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
Mintmark: Δ
RIC 904, Cyzicus
Bust type G
1 commentsHolgerG04/03/17 at 12:01Pharsalos: Very interesting shield design.
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RIC 26 Domitian denarius65 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


Ex-Enrico collection

Extra fine portrait!
12 commentsJay GT404/03/17 at 12:00Pharsalos: Stunning bust!
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Domitian23 viewsAR Denarius.

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, laureate head right / P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P (M3)

RIC II.1, unlisted (R3 - assigned 344A by Dr. Buttrey in the RIC II.1, Addendum); BMCRE II, unlisted; RSC II, unlisted

Dr. Buttrey's notes: "A die carried over from a rather earlier issue (184-187), here muled with obv. TR P V. Since that tribunician era obtained for several issues of aurei and denarii the striking of this piece cannot be exactly placed: insertion as 344A is chosen as its earliest possible production. R3 Downie's 323 15/03/2017 2055 = Telford coll."
5 commentssocalcoins04/03/17 at 11:58Pharsalos: Beautiful style!
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Phoenicia, Arados 93-92 B.C17 viewsAR 30.63mm (Thickness 2.99mm), weight 14.44g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), Tetradrachm.

Obverse: Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche, border of dots.

Reverse: Nike advancing left holding aphlaston and palm branch, in left field Aradian era date ZΞP 167, below Phoenician letter qoph (Q) with Greek letters ΔΣ far bottom, AΡAΔIΩN in right field, all within wreath.
2 commentsMartin Rowe04/03/17 at 11:56Pharsalos: Beautiful obverse!
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Phoenicia, Arados 119-118 B.C22 viewsAR 13.47mm (Thickness 1.64mm), weight 1.84g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), Hemidrachm.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, palm frond over shoulder, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with stem rising forward, ΘC, B (beth) monogram above, border of dots, Aradian era date AMP (141) below.
3 commentsMartin Rowe04/03/17 at 11:53Pharsalos: Very pretty coin.
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Nero, AD 54-6826 viewsSYRIA, Antioch.

AR tetradrachm, 26.75mm (14.82 gm).

NEPΩN KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head, right, with aegis (young hairstyle) / ETOYΣ BIP I, eagle on thunderbolt, right; to right, palm branch (regnal year 10 and year 112 of the Caesarean Era = AD 63-64). Struck AD 63/64.

RIC I, 4188; McAlee, 265(a); Prieur, 089.
1 commentssocalcoins04/03/17 at 05:23Jay GT4: wow!
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Nero, AD 54-6884 viewsSYRIA, Antioch.

AR tetradrachm, 25.34 mm (14.45 gm).

NEPΩNOΣ KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY, laureate bust of Nero right, with aegis / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, palm branch to left and ς - HP to right (regnal year 6 and year 108 of the Caesarean Era = AD 59-60). Struck AD 59-60.

RPC I, 4180; McAlee, 256(a) (this coin); Wruck, 037; Prieur, 079.

I didn't realize that this was the McAlee plate coin until I cataloged the coin! The portrait is listed in McAlee as unbearded but there is a faint trace of the beard on the coin.
1 commentssocalcoins04/03/17 at 05:22Jay GT4: Exceptional
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Q. Caepio Brutus (= M. Junius Brutus)27 viewsAR denarius, 20.51mm (4.15 gm).

LIBERTAS, bust of Libertas right, wearing cruciform earring and necklace of pendants; hair in knot; now jewels in hair above forehead / The consul L. Junius Brutus walking left, between two lictors; preceded by an accensus; BRVTVS in exergue. Rome mint, struck c. 60 BC.

Crawford (RRC), 433/1; Sydenham (CRR), 906a; RSC Junia, 31a; RCTV, 397.
1 commentssocalcoins04/03/17 at 05:21Jay GT4: How did I miss this? Fantastic!
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Domitian, AD 81-9619 viewsEGYPT, Alexandria.

AR/Billon Tetradrachm, 27.06mm (12.47 gm).

AYT KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓEPM, laureate head of Domitian, right / Minerva standing left, holding Victory; shield at her side; LH (year 8 = AD 88/89) in lower left field.

Dattari, 435 bis; Emmett, 237; RPC II, 2548; Sear RCV I, 2845.
1 commentssocalcoins04/03/17 at 05:20Jay GT4: Nice one!
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875.11 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 126-27 AD bust Nilus16 viewsReference.
Emmett 875.11; RPC 5653. Dattari-Savio Pl. 68, 1429 (this coin).

L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ or L ΙΑ = year 11

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.

Rev. L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ
Draped bust of Nilus, r., crowned with taenia and lotus-buds, cornucopia at shoulder.

13.32 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
2 commentsokidoki04/03/17 at 02:38Jay GT4: Great reverse
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RIC 1464 Vespasian Ephesus denarius118 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR PPP
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVG
Concordia seated left, annulet below, star in Exergue

3.41g

Ephesus 74 AD

RIC 1464 (R2)

Rare

Ex-Calgary coin

about XF
10 commentsJay GT404/03/17 at 01:20socalcoins: Look at all those annulets!
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RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius42 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

3.23g

RIC 1407 (R); V1407, RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.
8 commentsJay GT404/03/17 at 01:17socalcoins: Such great portraits!
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Augustus denarius FORTVN REDVC55 viewsSilver denarius. Spanish (Colonia Patricia?) mint, c. 20 - 19 B.C.
3.804g, 18.9mm.
Obverse : laureate head of Augustus left, anepigraphic.
Reverse : square altar inscribed FORTVN•REDVC / CAESARI•AVGVS / S•P•Q•R. Ram's head on the top.
RIC I 56b (R4), RSC and Cohen 108b, BnF I 1341e (not in the coll., spec. from Turin), BMCRE I 360 var. (inscription), SRCV I 1608 var. (same), Hunter I -, aEF, nice portrait, much mint luster, tight flan, obverse die wear, some silver encrustations, reverse slightly off center.
From the Marcelo Leal Collection, this is the only example of this very rare inscription variety ever handled by Forum, none on Coin Archives; very rare;
9 commentslabienus04/02/17 at 19:43Kained but Able: That altar is so sharp! Exquisite.
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1525 MYSIA, Cyzicus. Sabina Ae 27 Demeter9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1525; Berlin 17747

Obv. СΑΒΕΙΝΑ СΕΒ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΥ СΕΒ
Draped bust of Sabina, r., with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane

Rev. ΚΥΖΙΚΗΝΩΝ
Demeter holding a torch in each hand in quadriga, right

13.42 gr
27 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki04/02/17 at 18:02quadrans: Interesting coin ...
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Marc Antony15 viewsMarc Antony, denarius
3,72 g.
Obv. ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
Rev. LEG II, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
Crawford-544/14
2 commentsMarsman04/02/17 at 16:27okidoki: very nice black/purple toning
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Augustus denarius FORTVN REDVC55 viewsSilver denarius. Spanish (Colonia Patricia?) mint, c. 20 - 19 B.C.
3.804g, 18.9mm.
Obverse : laureate head of Augustus left, anepigraphic.
Reverse : square altar inscribed FORTVN•REDVC / CAESARI•AVGVS / S•P•Q•R. Ram's head on the top.
RIC I 56b (R4), RSC and Cohen 108b, BnF I 1341e (not in the coll., spec. from Turin), BMCRE I 360 var. (inscription), SRCV I 1608 var. (same), Hunter I -, aEF, nice portrait, much mint luster, tight flan, obverse die wear, some silver encrustations, reverse slightly off center.
From the Marcelo Leal Collection, this is the only example of this very rare inscription variety ever handled by Forum, none on Coin Archives; very rare;
9 commentslabienus04/02/17 at 16:10*Alex: Superb. Nice clear inscription on the reverse espe...
139_Helena_Constantinopolis_RIC-VIII_033_FL-IVL-HE-LANAE-AVG_PAX-PVBLICA-dot_CONS-E_p-449-H1-M_328-29-AD_S_Q-002_11h_15,5-17mm_1,34g-s.jpg
139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 033, -/-//CONSE, PAX PVBLICA•, Pax standing left, Scarce!, #294 views139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 033, -/-//CONSE, PAX PVBLICA•, Pax standing left, Scarce!, #2
avers:- FL-IVL-HELENAE-AVG, (H1,M), Diademed, mantled bust right, with necklace.
revers:- PAX-PV-BLICA•, Pax standing left, holding branch and transverse scepter.
exergo: -/-//CONSE, diameter: 15,5-17,0mm, weight:1,34g, axis:11h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 330 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-33, p-449, Scarce!
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans04/02/17 at 15:47Jay GT4: Delicate lady
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Augustus denarius FORTVN REDVC55 viewsSilver denarius. Spanish (Colonia Patricia?) mint, c. 20 - 19 B.C.
3.804g, 18.9mm.
Obverse : laureate head of Augustus left, anepigraphic.
Reverse : square altar inscribed FORTVN•REDVC / CAESARI•AVGVS / S•P•Q•R. Ram's head on the top.
RIC I 56b (R4), RSC and Cohen 108b, BnF I 1341e (not in the coll., spec. from Turin), BMCRE I 360 var. (inscription), SRCV I 1608 var. (same), Hunter I -, aEF, nice portrait, much mint luster, tight flan, obverse die wear, some silver encrustations, reverse slightly off center.
From the Marcelo Leal Collection, this is the only example of this very rare inscription variety ever handled by Forum, none on Coin Archives; very rare;
9 commentslabienus04/02/17 at 14:50quadrans: Great one..
Augustus_Fortuna_Redux.jpg
Augustus denarius FORTVN REDVC55 viewsSilver denarius. Spanish (Colonia Patricia?) mint, c. 20 - 19 B.C.
3.804g, 18.9mm.
Obverse : laureate head of Augustus left, anepigraphic.
Reverse : square altar inscribed FORTVN•REDVC / CAESARI•AVGVS / S•P•Q•R. Ram's head on the top.
RIC I 56b (R4), RSC and Cohen 108b, BnF I 1341e (not in the coll., spec. from Turin), BMCRE I 360 var. (inscription), SRCV I 1608 var. (same), Hunter I -, aEF, nice portrait, much mint luster, tight flan, obverse die wear, some silver encrustations, reverse slightly off center.
From the Marcelo Leal Collection, this is the only example of this very rare inscription variety ever handled by Forum, none on Coin Archives; very rare;
9 commentslabienus04/02/17 at 14:39Jochen: Nice and historical important!
Augustus_Fortuna_Redux.jpg
Augustus denarius FORTVN REDVC55 viewsSilver denarius. Spanish (Colonia Patricia?) mint, c. 20 - 19 B.C.
3.804g, 18.9mm.
Obverse : laureate head of Augustus left, anepigraphic.
Reverse : square altar inscribed FORTVN•REDVC / CAESARI•AVGVS / S•P•Q•R. Ram's head on the top.
RIC I 56b (R4), RSC and Cohen 108b, BnF I 1341e (not in the coll., spec. from Turin), BMCRE I 360 var. (inscription), SRCV I 1608 var. (same), Hunter I -, aEF, nice portrait, much mint luster, tight flan, obverse die wear, some silver encrustations, reverse slightly off center.
From the Marcelo Leal Collection, this is the only example of this very rare inscription variety ever handled by Forum, none on Coin Archives; very rare;
9 commentslabienus04/02/17 at 12:37FlaviusDomitianus: Beautiful denarius.
Marcus_Antonius.jpg
Marc Antony15 viewsMarc Antony, denarius
3,72 g.
Obv. ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
Rev. LEG II, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
Crawford-544/14
2 commentsMarsman04/02/17 at 12:03Jay GT4: Fantastic
Augustus_Fortuna_Redux.jpg
Augustus denarius FORTVN REDVC55 viewsSilver denarius. Spanish (Colonia Patricia?) mint, c. 20 - 19 B.C.
3.804g, 18.9mm.
Obverse : laureate head of Augustus left, anepigraphic.
Reverse : square altar inscribed FORTVN•REDVC / CAESARI•AVGVS / S•P•Q•R. Ram's head on the top.
RIC I 56b (R4), RSC and Cohen 108b, BnF I 1341e (not in the coll., spec. from Turin), BMCRE I 360 var. (inscription), SRCV I 1608 var. (same), Hunter I -, aEF, nice portrait, much mint luster, tight flan, obverse die wear, some silver encrustations, reverse slightly off center.
From the Marcelo Leal Collection, this is the only example of this very rare inscription variety ever handled by Forum, none on Coin Archives; very rare;
9 commentslabienus04/02/17 at 12:02Jay GT4: An amazing coin, both sides are worthy of display....
Augustus_Fortuna_Redux.jpg
Augustus denarius FORTVN REDVC55 viewsSilver denarius. Spanish (Colonia Patricia?) mint, c. 20 - 19 B.C.
3.804g, 18.9mm.
Obverse : laureate head of Augustus left, anepigraphic.
Reverse : square altar inscribed FORTVN•REDVC / CAESARI•AVGVS / S•P•Q•R. Ram's head on the top.
RIC I 56b (R4), RSC and Cohen 108b, BnF I 1341e (not in the coll., spec. from Turin), BMCRE I 360 var. (inscription), SRCV I 1608 var. (same), Hunter I -, aEF, nice portrait, much mint luster, tight flan, obverse die wear, some silver encrustations, reverse slightly off center.
From the Marcelo Leal Collection, this is the only example of this very rare inscription variety ever handled by Forum, none on Coin Archives; very rare;
9 commentslabienus04/02/17 at 10:54okidoki: excellent
Domitian_dolphin.jpg
RIC 26 Domitian denarius65 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


Ex-Enrico collection

Extra fine portrait!
12 commentsJay GT404/02/17 at 07:34ancientdave: A beautiful addition! Great style!
RIC_887_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0887 Vespasianus20 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS VII, Radiate head right
Rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA / S - C, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
AE/Dupondius (27.49 mm 13.179 g 6h) Struck in Rome 76 A.D.
RIC 887 (C), BMCRE 723-724 BNF 752
Purchased from Lanz on eBay


2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/02/17 at 07:31ancientdave: Excellent!
Seleucids,_Demetrios_I_,_(162-150_BC),_AE_16,_Horse_head,_Elephant_head,_BASILEOS-DHMHTPEY_SNG-Israel,_Sear-7028_Q-001_0h_16,0mm_4,04g-s.jpg
Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I., (162-150 B.C.), Sear 7028, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPEY, Elephant's head right.91 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I., (162-150 B.C.), Sear 7028, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPEY, Elephant's head right.
avers:- No legend, horse's head left.
revers:- BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPEY, Elephant's head right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0mm, weight: 4,04g, axes: 0h,
mint: Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I. , date: 162-150 B.C., ref: SNG Israel 1302; Sear 7028.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans04/02/17 at 07:30Randygeki(h2): Love these. great addition!
Vespasian_Paci.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius42 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

3.23g

RIC 1407 (R); V1407, RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.
8 commentsJay GT404/01/17 at 23:15NORMAN K: great coin.
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RIC 29 Vespasian denarius130 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG

Laur. head of Vespasian right

COS ITER TR POT

Pax seated left holding olive branch and caduceus

Rome 70 AD

RIC 29 (C3), BMC 26, RSC 94h, Sear 2285

3.4g

Interesting early portrait looks very much like Vitellius
4 commentsJay GT404/01/17 at 23:14NORMAN K: nice toning
Titus.jpg
RIC 1076 Titus denarius196 viewsT CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS
laureate head right

TR POT VIII COS VII
bound Jewish captive kneeling right in front of trophy

Rome mint, as Caesar, first half of 79 A.D
3.325g
18.5mm, 180o

Choice aVF

SRCV I 2449; RIC II (Vespasian) 1076; BMCRE II 258; RSC II 334, Paris 229

Ex-Forum!

Thought to be minted to remind the Romans of Titus' spectacular victory over Jerusalem 9 years earlier.
8 commentsJay GT404/01/17 at 23:12NORMAN K: great coin. Love this gallery. Hard to stop look...
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RIC 1464 Vespasian Ephesus denarius118 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR PPP
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVG
Concordia seated left, annulet below, star in Exergue

3.41g

Ephesus 74 AD

RIC 1464 (R2)

Rare

Ex-Calgary coin

about XF
10 commentsJay GT404/01/17 at 23:07NORMAN K: especially nice reverse
Domitian_dolphin~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, denarius70 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63

Clickable for larger image
4 commentsJay GT404/01/17 at 23:05NORMAN K: interesting reverse.. Nice coin
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Domitian23 viewsAR Denarius.

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, laureate head right / P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P (M3)

RIC II.1, unlisted (R3 - assigned 344A by Dr. Buttrey in the RIC II.1, Addendum); BMCRE II, unlisted; RSC II, unlisted

Dr. Buttrey's notes: "A die carried over from a rather earlier issue (184-187), here muled with obv. TR P V. Since that tribunician era obtained for several issues of aurei and denarii the striking of this piece cannot be exactly placed: insertion as 344A is chosen as its earliest possible production. R3 Downie's 323 15/03/2017 2055 = Telford coll."
5 commentssocalcoins04/01/17 at 23:03NORMAN K: excellent details on the face of this portrait. V...
Domitian_dolphin~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, denarius70 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63

Clickable for larger image
4 commentsJay GT404/01/17 at 21:40okidoki: excellent
Domitian_COS_X_mule_(unlisted_in_RIC_and_BMCRE).jpg
Domitian23 viewsAR Denarius.

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, laureate head right / P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P (M3)

RIC II.1, unlisted (R3 - assigned 344A by Dr. Buttrey in the RIC II.1, Addendum); BMCRE II, unlisted; RSC II, unlisted

Dr. Buttrey's notes: "A die carried over from a rather earlier issue (184-187), here muled with obv. TR P V. Since that tribunician era obtained for several issues of aurei and denarii the striking of this piece cannot be exactly placed: insertion as 344A is chosen as its earliest possible production. R3 Downie's 323 15/03/2017 2055 = Telford coll."
5 commentssocalcoins04/01/17 at 21:33Mat: A stunning piece
Seleucids,_Demetrios_I_,_(162-150_BC),_AE_16,_Horse_head,_Elephant_head,_BASILEOS-DHMHTPEY_SNG-Israel,_Sear-7028_Q-001_0h_16,0mm_4,04g-s.jpg
Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I., (162-150 B.C.), Sear 7028, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPEY, Elephant's head right.91 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I., (162-150 B.C.), Sear 7028, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPEY, Elephant's head right.
avers:- No legend, horse's head left.
revers:- BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPEY, Elephant's head right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0mm, weight: 4,04g, axes: 0h,
mint: Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I. , date: 162-150 B.C., ref: SNG Israel 1302; Sear 7028.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans04/01/17 at 21:25okidoki: very nice details and looks
Domitian_COS_X_mule_(unlisted_in_RIC_and_BMCRE).jpg
Domitian23 viewsAR Denarius.

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, laureate head right / P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P (M3)

RIC II.1, unlisted (R3 - assigned 344A by Dr. Buttrey in the RIC II.1, Addendum); BMCRE II, unlisted; RSC II, unlisted

Dr. Buttrey's notes: "A die carried over from a rather earlier issue (184-187), here muled with obv. TR P V. Since that tribunician era obtained for several issues of aurei and denarii the striking of this piece cannot be exactly placed: insertion as 344A is chosen as its earliest possible production. R3 Downie's 323 15/03/2017 2055 = Telford coll."
5 commentssocalcoins04/01/17 at 21:07Jay GT4: An amazing acquisition!
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RIC 1457 Vespasian Ephesus denarius41 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR P P P
Laureate head right

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

Ephesus 74 AD.

3.01g

Rare

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

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics
6 commentsJay GT404/01/17 at 21:01socalcoins: Great example of the */annulet denarii from Ephesu...
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Vespasian-RIC-139763 viewsAR Denarius, 3.29g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
RIC 1397 (R), BMC p. 89†, RSC 291, RPC 807 (5 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Turreted and draped female bust, r.
Acquired from NB Numismatics, March 2017. Ex VAuctions 292 (Imperial Coins), 6 December 2012, lot 130.

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

Struck on a small flan in high relief.

6 commentsDavid Atherton04/01/17 at 20:57socalcoins: Nice acquisition, David. I had my eye on this one...
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RPC II 2573 Domitianus13 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓEΡM, Head of Domitian wreathed with grain, right, aegis by neck
Rev: L I (left field), Nike seated left on a pile of shields, holding wreath and palm
AE/Hemidrachm (29.22 mm 10.579 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 90-91 A.D.
RPC II 2573, Dattari-Savio 515
Purchased from Den of Antiquity on eBay
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/01/17 at 20:56socalcoins: Beautiful!!
RPC_II_2666_Domitianus.jpg
RPC II 2666 Domitianus13 viewsObv: AYT KAICAP ΔOMIT CEB ΓΕΡM, Laureate head right
Rev: L/IA (across field), Lighted and garlanded altar
AE/Obol (18.26 mm 3.325 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 91-92 A.D.
RPC 2666, Dattari-Savio 538 (this coin)
ex Naville Numismatics Auction 29 lot 368, from the Dattari collection
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/01/17 at 20:54socalcoins: VERY nice!!!
Seleucids,_Demetrios_I_,_(162-150_BC),_AE_16,_Horse_head,_Elephant_head,_BASILEOS-DHMHTPEY_SNG-Israel,_Sear-7028_Q-001_0h_16,0mm_4,04g-s.jpg
Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I., (162-150 B.C.), Sear 7028, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPEY, Elephant's head right.91 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I., (162-150 B.C.), Sear 7028, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPEY, Elephant's head right.
avers:- No legend, horse's head left.
revers:- BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPEY, Elephant's head right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0mm, weight: 4,04g, axes: 0h,
mint: Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I. , date: 162-150 B.C., ref: SNG Israel 1302; Sear 7028.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans04/01/17 at 20:52Jay GT4: Looks like a bottle cap!
814_P_Hadrian_Emmett1291~0.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Crocodile standing right55 viewsReference.
Emmett 1291; RPC III, 6297; Köln 3383; Dattari 6212

Issue Arsinoite

Obv.
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

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

2.76 gr
15 mm
5 commentsokidoki04/01/17 at 20:51socalcoins: Awesome example!
RIC_V_1492_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 1492 Domitianus26 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation (out of flan)
Rev: COS IIII, Eagle standing facing on garlanded basis, wings open, head right
AR/Denarius (19.29 mm 3.092 g 6h) Struck in Uncertain Asia Minor mint 76 A.D.
RIC 1492 (R, Vespasian), RSC 45C, RPC 1466
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/01/17 at 20:50socalcoins: Vice nice example! Of all the o-mint denarii issu...
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Titus as Caesar RIC-V1561 (2)50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.24g
Antioch Mint, 72-73 AD
RIC V1561 (C), BMC V516, RSC 122, RPC 1933 ( 14 spec.)
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT; Bust of Titus, laureate, draped, bearded, r.
Rev: NEP RED; Neptune stg. l., foot on globe, with acrostolium and sceptre
Acquired from Dr Busso Peus Nachfolger, March 2017.

The Neptune type was struck for Vespasian and Titus Caesar at both Rome and Antioch. Likely, it was commemorating their recent sea voyages and safe return to Rome.

I previously acquired a double struck specimen from Harry Sneh 7 years ago that has a few condition issues. Comparatively speaking, I think my new coin is a significant upgrade. Struck on a tight flan, but in good metal and fine style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton04/01/17 at 20:46socalcoins: Nice coin, David!
RIC_339_Domitianus_(3).jpg
RIC 0339 Domitianus (3)24 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII - Laureate head of Domitian right, with aegis
Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P - Minerva standing left with spear
AR/Denarius (mm 20.9203 g 3.521 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (fourth issue)
RIC 339 (R2), RSC 180a, BMCRE 80, BNF 83
Purchased from Münzenkontor Kornblum on MA-Shops
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/01/17 at 20:44socalcoins: Very nice portrait... and awesome toning!
RIC_184_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0184 Domitianus25 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC, Laureate head right
Rev: P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P, Minerva standing left, with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her left side
AR/Denarius (19.14 mm 3.428 g 6h) Struck in Rome 84 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 184 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
Purchased from Tinia Numismatica
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/01/17 at 20:42socalcoins: Beautiful... and... COS X!!!
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35 viewsCANADA, Tokens. Nova Scotia. William IV. King of Great Britain, 1830-1837
CU Halfpenny Token (28mm, 8.47 g, 6 h)
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1832, but struck 1835.
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
ONE PENNY TOKEN, thistle with two leaves; 1832 below
Charlton NS-3A1; Breton 871
1 commentsArdatirion04/01/17 at 19:29Ian S: This piece is, in fact, a semi-regal piece (Charlt...
00091x00.jpg
42 viewsCANADA, Tokens. Nova Scotia. William IV. King of Great Britain, 1830-1837.
CU Penny Token (34.5 mm, 14.27 g, 6 h)
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1832, but struck circa 1835.
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
ONE PENNY TOKEN, thistle with two leaves; 1832 below
Charlton NS-4A2; Breton 870

Canadian catalogs traditionally give this issue to an illicit mint in Montreal. Wayne Jacobs1 argues that these were struck in Belleville. While his methodology is somewhat questionable - most of his theory is based off a unreliable editorial in an 1893 edition of the Newark Sunday Call - his reasoning regarding this series is sound. He is able to clearly demonstrate that the halfpenny and penny tokens in question are a product of a single, cohesive establishment which could not have been located in Lower Canada. Finally, Jacobs' claim can be supported by documentary evidence from the Belleville mint's primary competitor, the Scoville Company of Waterbury, Connecticut. A letter from J.M.L. to W.H. Scoville, dated April 4 1839, states that, "a competitor was stamping Canada Nova Scotia and Southern coins at 35 cents a pound."

1. Jacobs, Wayne. 1996. “The Shadowy Issues of the Belleville Mint.” Canadian Numismatic Journal 41 1: 13–26.
1 commentsArdatirion04/01/17 at 19:25Ian S: I am curious as to the source of the Scovill lette...
Domitian_dolphin~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, denarius70 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63

Clickable for larger image
4 commentsJay GT404/01/17 at 19:18Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
814_P_Hadrian_Emmett1291~0.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Crocodile standing right55 viewsReference.
Emmett 1291; RPC III, 6297; Köln 3383; Dattari 6212

Issue Arsinoite

Obv.
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

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

2.76 gr
15 mm
5 commentsokidoki04/01/17 at 16:38Canaan: What a great addition, very nice preserved details...
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Phoenicia, Arados 92-91 B.C10 viewsAR 28.87mm (Thickness 4.13mm), weight 15.02g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), Tetradrachm.

Obverse: Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche, border of dots.

Reverse: Nike advancing left holding aphlaston and palm branch, in left field Aradian era date HΞP 168, below Phoenician letter qoph (Q) with Greek letters ΔC far bottom, AΡAΔIΩN in right field, all within wreath.
1 commentsMartin Rowe04/01/17 at 12:30Jay GT4: Nice big coin
RI_170cy_img.jpg
170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 109 14 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & 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. Horsemanis falling forward clutching his horse. He is wearing a phrygian cap
Minted in Constantinople (G | . | _ /CONSG).
Reference:- RIC VIII Constantinople 109 (C2)
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/01/17 at 12:29Jay GT4: Nice one. I like the portrait
constand~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Lucilla (162 - 182 A.D.)27 viewsAR Denarius
O: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right.
R: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
Rome Mint
19mm
3.27g
RIC III 760.

Ex. Cabinet Numismatique, Genève.

Rare
4 commentsMat04/01/17 at 12:11NORMAN K: Very nice portrait
Domitian_dolphin.jpg
RIC 26 Domitian denarius65 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


Ex-Enrico collection

Extra fine portrait!
12 commentsJay GT404/01/17 at 07:49Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Lucilla (162 - 182 A.D.)27 viewsAR Denarius
O: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right.
R: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
Rome Mint
19mm
3.27g
RIC III 760.

Ex. Cabinet Numismatique, Genève.

Rare
4 commentsMat04/01/17 at 07:48Randygeki(h2): beautiful coin Mat
Domitian_dolphin.jpg
RIC 26 Domitian denarius65 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


Ex-Enrico collection

Extra fine portrait!
12 commentsJay GT404/01/17 at 06:35quadrans: Yes, great coin
constand~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Lucilla (162 - 182 A.D.)27 viewsAR Denarius
O: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right.
R: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
Rome Mint
19mm
3.27g
RIC III 760.

Ex. Cabinet Numismatique, Genève.

Rare
4 commentsMat04/01/17 at 02:38Jay GT4: Very nice Mat
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Moesia, Istros. 4th century B.C. AR drachm.17 viewsMoesia, Istros. 4th century B.C. AR drachm . Facing male heads / IΣTPIH, sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons; between eagle and dolphin, Δ; below dolphin, monogram. Good very fine.
1 commentsSam03/31/17 at 20:38Jay GT4: Good eagle!
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Volusian, Roman Provincial Antiochia7 viewsAE21 Provincial
Antiochia, Pisidia mint, 251-253 A.D.
4.89g, 21mm
GIC-4361var.

Obverse:
IMP CAE RALLOVNIL AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
ANTIOCHIO CL
S R
Legionary eagle between two standards.
1 commentsWill J03/31/17 at 20:37Jay GT4: Good reverse
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Octavian AR Denarius. Rome.20 viewsBare head of Octavian right / Arch surmounted by facing Quadriga bearing Octavian.
aF.
2 commentsSam03/31/17 at 20:36Jay GT4: Congrats!
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Phoenicia, Arados 119-118 B.C22 viewsAR 13.47mm (Thickness 1.64mm), weight 1.84g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), Hemidrachm.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, palm frond over shoulder, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with stem rising forward, ΘC, B (beth) monogram above, border of dots, Aradian era date AMP (141) below.
3 commentsMartin Rowe03/31/17 at 20:35Jay GT4: Nice one Martin
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BRUTTIUM , Rhegion AE unit.6 viewsBruttium ,Triantes,Rhegion. AE.
Obv; Jugate heads of Dioscuroi right.
Rev; Asclepios standing . Rare.
1 commentsSam03/31/17 at 20:34Jay GT4: Nice one Sam. From close to my town!
Domitian_dolphin.jpg
RIC 26 Domitian denarius65 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


Ex-Enrico collection

Extra fine portrait!
12 commentsJay GT403/31/17 at 20:28maridvnvm: Absolutely gorgeous.
Domitian_dolphin.jpg
RIC 26 Domitian denarius65 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


Ex-Enrico collection

Extra fine portrait!
12 commentsJay GT403/31/17 at 20:16Potator II: great style and preservation : fabulous coin
Domitian_dolphin.jpg
RIC 26 Domitian denarius65 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


Ex-Enrico collection

Extra fine portrait!
12 commentsJay GT403/31/17 at 20:16Mat: Love the portrait on it
Domitian_dolphin.jpg
RIC 26 Domitian denarius65 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


Ex-Enrico collection

Extra fine portrait!
12 commentsJay GT403/31/17 at 20:08FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice example of the type!
Domitian_dolphin.jpg
RIC 26 Domitian denarius65 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


Ex-Enrico collection

Extra fine portrait!
12 commentsJay GT403/31/17 at 19:24Nemonater: What an excellent portrait!
Domitian_dolphin.jpg
RIC 26 Domitian denarius65 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Dolphin coiled round anchor

Rome 81 A.D. (3rd group)

3.3g

RIC 26 (R), RSC 63


Ex-Enrico collection

Extra fine portrait!
12 commentsJay GT403/31/17 at 19:06Canaan: A real beauty congrats
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Vespasianus AR Denarius, Pax reverse10 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev. PON MAX TR P COS VI, Pax seated left with branch.
References: RIC II, 772.
19 mm, 3.01 g.
1 commentsCanaan03/31/17 at 06:55Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 248 corr. 10 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix on globe and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Siscia; (Sym4 | _ //DSIS), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 248 corr. (err. in RIC right field instead of left field) (C2)

0 degrees. 2.65 gms. 18.67 mm
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/31/17 at 06:54Randygeki(h2): A great example!
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169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 247 12 viewsObv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Nimbate Phoenix standing right on ile of rocks
Minted in Siscia; (_ | Sym2 //BSIS), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 247 (C)

0 degrees. 2.59 gms. 19.28 mm

I suspect that the silvering is not ancient.
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/31/17 at 06:54Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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Marc Antony LEGIO IIII14 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperatorial

Marc Antony LEGIO IIII

? Patrae Mint. Fall 32-Spring 31 BC.
Fine+
17 mm / 2.99 g / 0°

Obverse: Galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow. "ANT*AVG / VIR*R*P*C"
Reverse: "LEG IIII", aquila between two legionary standards.


Crawford 544/16, Sydenham 1220, RSC I 29.

MyID: 041A
1 commentsTenthGen03/31/17 at 05:10Jay GT4: Congrats, very rare!
constand.jpg
Lucilla (162 - 182 A.D.)96 viewsAR Denarius
O: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right.
R: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
Rome Mint
19mm
3.27g
RIC III 760.

Ex. Cabinet Numismatique, Genève.

Rare
6 commentsMat03/30/17 at 21:58Vincent: Nice cheeky portrait
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12 viewsBillon centenionalis of Constantius II
Arelate, officina 1; 348-350 CE
19mm x 21mm, 2.78g.
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points upwards and to the right. Star in upper left field.
Ex. PARL

RIC VIII Arles 108; LRBC 400 BW Ref: 089 054 169

ex moonmoth
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/coins/constantius_ii_089.html
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/30/17 at 20:21Canaan: Nice
IMG_2476.JPG
Constantine II9 viewsConstantine II AE follis. AD 317. D N FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C, laureate draped bust left, holding globe, sceptre and mappa / PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, Campgate with three turrets, no door and two stars above. Mintmark MHT epsilon.
Heraclea
RIC VII 20 Cohen 167
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/30/17 at 20:18Canaan: nice one
RIC_887_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0887 Vespasianus20 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS VII, Radiate head right
Rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA / S - C, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
AE/Dupondius (27.49 mm 13.179 g 6h) Struck in Rome 76 A.D.
RIC 887 (C), BMCRE 723-724 BNF 752
Purchased from Lanz on eBay


2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/30/17 at 11:54Jay GT4: I really like the "round" portraits of Vespasian
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Phoenicia, Arados 84-83 B.C9 viewsAE 13.02mm (Thickness 2.89mm), weight 2.54g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D.

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.

Reverse: Prow of Galley left, ΘΠA above, Aradian era date 176 (POς ) & Phoenician letter daleth (D) below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe03/30/17 at 07:10Canaan: Nice one!
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Phoenicia, Arados 38-39 A.D9 viewsAE 22.33mm (Thickness 2.65mm), weight 7.78g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte, wearing stephane and veil, border of dots.

Reverse: Tyche nude to waist seated left on rudder, hand on tiller, carrying cornucopia with bunch of grapes right, Phoenician letter gimel (G) below rudder in left field, Aradian era date 297 (ΣϘZ) left, AΡAΔIΩN (Arados) below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe03/30/17 at 07:09Canaan: What a nice coin it is a must have.
RIC_184_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0184 Domitianus25 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC, Laureate head right
Rev: P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P, Minerva standing left, with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her left side
AR/Denarius (19.14 mm 3.428 g 6h) Struck in Rome 84 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 184 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
Purchased from Tinia Numismatica
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/30/17 at 01:38David Atherton: Better than my example. Congrats!
RIC_184_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0184 Domitianus25 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC, Laureate head right
Rev: P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P, Minerva standing left, with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her left side
AR/Denarius (19.14 mm 3.428 g 6h) Struck in Rome 84 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 184 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
Purchased from Tinia Numismatica
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/30/17 at 00:05Nemonater: Wow, outstanding example!
RIC_339_Domitianus_(3).jpg
RIC 0339 Domitianus (3)24 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII - Laureate head of Domitian right, with aegis
Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P - Minerva standing left with spear
AR/Denarius (mm 20.9203 g 3.521 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (fourth issue)
RIC 339 (R2), RSC 180a, BMCRE 80, BNF 83
Purchased from Münzenkontor Kornblum on MA-Shops
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/30/17 at 00:05Nemonater: Beautiful toning as well.
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RIC 1492 Domitianus26 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation (out of flan)
Rev: COS IIII, Eagle standing facing on garlanded basis, wings open, head right
AR/Denarius (19.29 mm 3.092 g 6h) Struck in Uncertain Asia Minor mint 76 A.D.
RIC 1492 (R, Vespasian), RSC 45C, RPC 1466
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/30/17 at 00:03Nemonater: Excellent! First time I can recall seeing this typ...
RIC_184_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0184 Domitianus25 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANIC, Laureate head right
Rev: P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P, Minerva standing left, with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her left side
AR/Denarius (19.14 mm 3.428 g 6h) Struck in Rome 84 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 184 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
Purchased from Tinia Numismatica
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/29/17 at 18:52Jay GT4: Great style. Congrats!
RIC_339_Domitianus_(3).jpg
RIC 0339 Domitianus (3)24 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII - Laureate head of Domitian right, with aegis
Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P - Minerva standing left with spear
AR/Denarius (mm 20.9203 g 3.521 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (fourth issue)
RIC 339 (R2), RSC 180a, BMCRE 80, BNF 83
Purchased from Münzenkontor Kornblum on MA-Shops
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/29/17 at 18:52Jay GT4: Wonderful portrait
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GREEK, Akarnaia, Leukas, AR Stater circa 400-330 BC 26mm 8.44 g SNG Lockett 227623 viewsPegasos flying left with mintmark below.Rev helmeted head of Athena left human foot behind.
large flan with die rust on obv.
1 commentsGrant H03/29/17 at 17:48Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Titus as Caesar RIC-V1561 (2)50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.24g
Antioch Mint, 72-73 AD
RIC V1561 (C), BMC V516, RSC 122, RPC 1933 ( 14 spec.)
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT; Bust of Titus, laureate, draped, bearded, r.
Rev: NEP RED; Neptune stg. l., foot on globe, with acrostolium and sceptre
Acquired from Dr Busso Peus Nachfolger, March 2017.

The Neptune type was struck for Vespasian and Titus Caesar at both Rome and Antioch. Likely, it was commemorating their recent sea voyages and safe return to Rome.

I previously acquired a double struck specimen from Harry Sneh 7 years ago that has a few condition issues. Comparatively speaking, I think my new coin is a significant upgrade. Struck on a tight flan, but in good metal and fine style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton03/29/17 at 17:48Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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Philistia, Uncertain mint (perhaps Ashkelon). 5th-4th centuries B.C. Fourrée drachm 9 viewsObv. Imitating Athena. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing; above, olive-spray with berries; all within incuse square.
References: Gitler & Tal VII.1D. test cut on reverse.
Striped from silvering, 15mm, 2.4 grams.
1 commentsCanaan03/29/17 at 17:32Randygeki(h2): Thats cool!
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17 views2 commentsGrant H03/29/17 at 16:26Pscipio: A beautiful example!
IMG_2476.JPG
Constantine II9 viewsConstantine II AE follis. AD 317. D N FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C, laureate draped bust left, holding globe, sceptre and mappa / PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, Campgate with three turrets, no door and two stars above. Mintmark MHT epsilon.
Heraclea
RIC VII 20 Cohen 167
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/29/17 at 15:16Mat: Always get a kick out of the little portraits
V1561.jpg
Titus as Caesar RIC-V1561 (2)50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.24g
Antioch Mint, 72-73 AD
RIC V1561 (C), BMC V516, RSC 122, RPC 1933 ( 14 spec.)
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT; Bust of Titus, laureate, draped, bearded, r.
Rev: NEP RED; Neptune stg. l., foot on globe, with acrostolium and sceptre
Acquired from Dr Busso Peus Nachfolger, March 2017.

The Neptune type was struck for Vespasian and Titus Caesar at both Rome and Antioch. Likely, it was commemorating their recent sea voyages and safe return to Rome.

I previously acquired a double struck specimen from Harry Sneh 7 years ago that has a few condition issues. Comparatively speaking, I think my new coin is a significant upgrade. Struck on a tight flan, but in good metal and fine style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton03/29/17 at 12:39FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example.
IMG_2476.JPG
Constantine II9 viewsConstantine II AE follis. AD 317. D N FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C, laureate draped bust left, holding globe, sceptre and mappa / PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, Campgate with three turrets, no door and two stars above. Mintmark MHT epsilon.
Heraclea
RIC VII 20 Cohen 167
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/29/17 at 12:02Jay GT4: Good camp gate
V1561.jpg
Titus as Caesar RIC-V1561 (2)50 viewsAR Denarius, 3.24g
Antioch Mint, 72-73 AD
RIC V1561 (C), BMC V516, RSC 122, RPC 1933 ( 14 spec.)
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT; Bust of Titus, laureate, draped, bearded, r.
Rev: NEP RED; Neptune stg. l., foot on globe, with acrostolium and sceptre
Acquired from Dr Busso Peus Nachfolger, March 2017.

The Neptune type was struck for Vespasian and Titus Caesar at both Rome and Antioch. Likely, it was commemorating their recent sea voyages and safe return to Rome.

I previously acquired a double struck specimen from Harry Sneh 7 years ago that has a few condition issues. Comparatively speaking, I think my new coin is a significant upgrade. Struck on a tight flan, but in good metal and fine style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton03/29/17 at 11:49Jay GT4: A respectable example. Nice upgrade
RIC_1509_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 1509 Vespasianus22 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVGVST, Laureate head of Vespasian, right
Rev: S C (within laurel wreath)
AE/Denomimation 3 (19.75 mm 4.085 g 6h) Struck in Uncertain Asia Minor mint 77-78 A.D.
RIC 1509 (R2), RPC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/29/17 at 06:46ancientdave: Wow, a very cool find!
RIC_1509_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 1509 Vespasianus22 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVGVST, Laureate head of Vespasian, right
Rev: S C (within laurel wreath)
AE/Denomimation 3 (19.75 mm 4.085 g 6h) Struck in Uncertain Asia Minor mint 77-78 A.D.
RIC 1509 (R2), RPC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/28/17 at 22:04Jay GT4: Nice desert patina
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