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Taras, Calabria37 views280-228
AR Diobol (11mm, 1.04g)
O: Two horse heads, joined at truncation; four ):( symbols around.
R: Two horse heads back-to-back; four ):( symbols around.
Vlasto 1688 (trihemiobol); McGill II, 210v (trihemiobol); HN Italy 1072 (diobol); Sear 353v (diobol)
Rare
From the E.E. Clain Stefanelli collection. ex Naville Numismatics

Vlasto defines this series as ‘trihemiobols’, claiming the ):( symbol to be a mark of value. Whether this is true, and if so why this symbol relates to a trihemiobol, which suggests an approximate weight of .75g, I cannot say. However based on an obol of .50g I would have to agree with Rutter et al and declare this type to be a diobol.
6 commentsEnodia05/27/17 at 04:03Leo: Very nice coin! The ) symbol appears more...
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Taras, Calabria9 views272-235 BC (Period VIII - The Roman Alliance I)
AR Didrachm (19mm, 6.18g, 2h).
O: Youth on horseback left, crowning horse; cornucopia in field to right, |-APEAC (magistrate) below.
R: Taras riding dolphin left, holding kantharos in extended right hand and upright trident in left; POΛY behind, ΤΑΡΑΣ below..
Vlasto 822; Evans VIII, A4; Cote 456; HN Italy 997; cf Sear 374
From the W. H. Guertin Collection; ex CNG

The symbolism of the cornucopia has many origins in ancient lore, from the story of Zeus and Amaltheia to that of Herakles and the river-god Acheloos. Dionysus is also associated with the “horn of plenty”.
All of these deities were venerated at Taras, so the appearance of the cornucopia on this coin may be connected to any of the three, although the kantharos in Taras‘ extended right hand on the reverse makes the cult of Dionysus quite compelling.
George Brauer Jr. (‘Taras: Its History and Coinage’) suggests that the cornucopia can represent “the fruits of war”, and while the city of Taras was constantly fighting one battle or another during its long history, I believe the commonly seen Nike would be a more appropriate symbol of a military victory, and the passive nature of this particular type, with Taras holding his trident in a decidedly non-threatening posture, also seems to argue against this idea. In addition the fact that the city had just been subdued by Rome would apparently put Brauer’s theory to rest, at least in this case.
Of course the answer may be as simple as a local celebration of a particularly prosperous year, or a thank you to Demeter for an abundant harvest. We may never know for certain, but this kind of speculation can be half the fun of collecting!
4 commentsEnodia05/27/17 at 03:59Leo: Very nice description. Your words inspired me. Tha...
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RIC VII Aquileia 127 6 viewsConstantius II
335-336
D/ FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
R/ GLOR-IA EXERCIT-VS, two soldiers facing with spears and shields, two standards between, cross with a dot between standards, AQS in ex.
RIC VII Aquileia 127
1 commentsMatteo05/27/17 at 02:23Vincent: Nice rare coin of cross in one of the first presen...
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RPC II 2547 Domitianus7 viewsObv: AVT ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ, Laureate head right
Rev: L H (across field), Canopus jar of Osiris to right
BIL/Tetradrachm (25.23 mm 8.554 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 88-89 A.D.
RPC 2547, Dattari-Savio 436-437, SNG France 4 914
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 31 Lot 191 From the Giovanni Dattari Collection
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/26/17 at 22:55Jay GT4: Interesting type
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Victorinus - South Petherton Hoard (UK)8 viewsVictorinus
AE antoninianus. 3.45g

IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre. V-star across fields. RIC 118, Cohen 79; Sear 11175.

Provenance: Discovered in South Petherton, Somerset, on 13th November, 2013.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/26/17 at 19:32Canaan: Very nice one
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Victorinus - South Petherton Hoard (UK)8 viewsVictorinus
AE antoninianus. 3.45g

IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre. V-star across fields. RIC 118, Cohen 79; Sear 11175.

Provenance: Discovered in South Petherton, Somerset, on 13th November, 2013.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/26/17 at 17:52Mat: A lovely example
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 267, AE-22, Centenionalis, A/-//--;-/-//TRP•, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress galloping right, 16 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 267, AE-22, Centenionalis, A/-//--;-/-//TRP•, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress galloping right,
avers:- DN MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head.
revers:- GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress galloping right, holding shield, wielding spear at a bare-headed foe before the horse.
exerg: A/-//--;-/-//TRP•, diameter: 21-21,5mm, weight: 4,66g, axis: 7h,
mint: Trier, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 267, C-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans05/26/17 at 17:51Randygeki(h2): Great coin. Love that horse
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MPR 3723 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RᴗΔ
WEIGHT 3.32g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC: 157
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 372 (80 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 961
1 commentsBarnaba605/26/17 at 17:44okidoki: very nice details and looks
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RPC II 2547 Domitianus7 viewsObv: AVT ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ, Laureate head right
Rev: L H (across field), Canopus jar of Osiris to right
BIL/Tetradrachm (25.23 mm 8.554 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 88-89 A.D.
RPC 2547, Dattari-Savio 436-437, SNG France 4 914
ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 31 Lot 191 From the Giovanni Dattari Collection
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/26/17 at 17:43okidoki: Nice Jar on Pillow
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Pakoros II12 viewstetradrachm, 79 - 105 AD
Sellwood 73.7-8

Ex-Parthicus Collection
5 commentsRobert L305/26/17 at 17:31NORMAN K: outstanding coin
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Pakoros II12 viewstetradrachm, 79 - 105 AD
Sellwood 73.7-8

Ex-Parthicus Collection
5 commentsRobert L305/26/17 at 10:59museumguy: Love this coin Bob. You don't see many Parthi...
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Roman Empire, Marcus Aurelius Sestertius25 viewsObv. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right.
Rev. TR POT XXI IMP IIII COS III S C, Victoria walking left, holding palm branch and wreath.
Mint: Rome, 166-167 AD.

30mm 28.96g

RIC 948

Ex Dionysos Numismatics, Hamburg, Privately purchased in 2014.
5 commentskc05/26/17 at 10:38*Alex: Lovely coin.
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Titus as Caesar RIC V861 (1)26 viewsAR Denarius, 3.33g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC V861 (C), BMC V191, RSC 59
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V across field; Eagle stg. front on garlanded altar, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head l.
Acquired from Sphinx Numismatics, May 2017.

The more uncommon variant of the type showing the eagle clutching a thunderbolt in its talons.

A decent denarius with the 'large head' portrait.
5 commentsDavid Atherton05/26/17 at 00:39NORMAN K: very bold
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Roman Empire, Constantine I, Follis. Constantinople (328-9) 27 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 (R4). EF-/EF. Very scarce.
Ex: Dattari Collection
Jesus Vico Auction 147 March 9, 2017
5 commentsorfew05/26/17 at 00:38NORMAN K: Beautiful coin.
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Roman Empire, Maximinus Thrax Sestertius78 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.
5 commentskc05/26/17 at 00:37NORMAN K: WOW!
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Roman Empire, Marcus Aurelius Sestertius25 viewsObv. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right.
Rev. TR POT XXI IMP IIII COS III S C, Victoria walking left, holding palm branch and wreath.
Mint: Rome, 166-167 AD.

30mm 28.96g

RIC 948

Ex Dionysos Numismatics, Hamburg, Privately purchased in 2014.
5 commentskc05/26/17 at 00:36NORMAN K: excellent detail and especially nice bust
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Egypt, Alexandria: Nero (54-68 CE) BI Tetradrachm, RY14 (Köln 203-204; Dattari (Savio) 244; Milne 298-299; Emmett 129)11 viewsObv: NEΡΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓΕΡ AV; radiate head of Nero left, wearing aegis; LI∆ to left
Rev: ΠΟΣEIΔWN IΣΘMIΟΣ; bust of Poseidon right, wearing taenia, slight drapery on left shoulder; trident behind, star to right
3 commentsQuant.Geek05/26/17 at 00:34NORMAN K: wonderful in many ways
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. AE Hemiobol (4 Chalkoi). Struck 325 – 310 BC at an uncertain mint in Macedonia.1 viewsObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles facing right, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck.
Reverse: A quiver (arrow case) placed on top of a bow and below it a club, large B A between; mint-mark, below the club, is a laurel branch.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 5.1gms | Die Axis: 7
Price: 385 | Sear: 6742

This coin is a subtype of the quiver type (Type 1B), with the inscription now reading B A (for BAΣIΛEOΣ AΛEΞANĐPOY = KING ALEXANDER). Price believed this coin type was minted both during and after Alexander's lifetime.
1 comments*Alex05/26/17 at 00:33NORMAN K: nice detail and patina
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Roman Empire, Marcus Aurelius Sestertius25 viewsObv. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right.
Rev. TR POT XXI IMP IIII COS III S C, Victoria walking left, holding palm branch and wreath.
Mint: Rome, 166-167 AD.

30mm 28.96g

RIC 948

Ex Dionysos Numismatics, Hamburg, Privately purchased in 2014.
5 commentskc05/25/17 at 18:37Jay GT4: Outstanding!
Marcus_Aurelius_Sesterz.jpg
Roman Empire, Marcus Aurelius Sestertius25 viewsObv. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right.
Rev. TR POT XXI IMP IIII COS III S C, Victoria walking left, holding palm branch and wreath.
Mint: Rome, 166-167 AD.

30mm 28.96g

RIC 948

Ex Dionysos Numismatics, Hamburg, Privately purchased in 2014.
5 commentskc05/25/17 at 18:25okidoki: excellent
Marcus_Aurelius_Sesterz.jpg
Roman Empire, Marcus Aurelius Sestertius25 viewsObv. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right.
Rev. TR POT XXI IMP IIII COS III S C, Victoria walking left, holding palm branch and wreath.
Mint: Rome, 166-167 AD.

30mm 28.96g

RIC 948

Ex Dionysos Numismatics, Hamburg, Privately purchased in 2014.
5 commentskc05/25/17 at 14:48Vincent: Super struck coin, lovely! Nicer surfaces and styl...
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Alexander Lifetime Issue AR Tetradrachm5 viewsKings of Macedon, Alexander III ‘the Great' (336-323 BC). AR Tetradrachm
(26mm, 17.00g, 9h). Amphipolis, c. 332-326 BC.
Obv: Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated l.; janiform head in l. field.
Price 6; Troxell, Studies, Issue A3. Some roughness, VF
Saint Paul Antiques Auction 2 Lot 10, March 18, 2017.
1 commentsorfew05/25/17 at 07:11Enodia: very nice, and a good choice for your first tet.
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MYSIA: Kyzikos11 viewsMYSIA, Kyzikos, c. 460 BC. Acheloios Aisepos as a man-faced bull to right on tuny. Ex. CNG.4 commentsMolinari05/25/17 at 02:09Sam: A treasure .
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093 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Victory Eastern mint2 viewsReference
Strack *43; RIC cf345

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P.
Laureate head right; draped left shoulder.

Rev: COS III.
Victory seated left, holding wreath and palm.

2.53 gr
mm
h
1 commentsokidoki05/24/17 at 18:59Mat: Well centered, great portrait
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MYSIA: Kyzikos11 viewsMYSIA, Kyzikos, c. 460 BC. Acheloios Aisepos as a man-faced bull to right on tuny. Ex. CNG.4 commentsMolinari05/24/17 at 18:14Molinari: Thanks guys. It is a real beauty to behold.
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Hadrian, Tetradrachm, Nilus1 viewsBI Tetradrachm
Hadrian
Augustus: 117 - 138AD
Issued: 134/5AD (Year 19)
22.9mm 9.79gr
O: AVT KAIC TPAIAN AΔPIANOC CEB; Laureate head, left.
R: NO LEGEND; Bust of Nilus, right wearing tainia, slight drapery.
Exergue: L εN NεΑΚΔ (date, Year 19), around; cornucopia, behind.
Alexandria, Egypt, Mint
Koln 1147; Dattari (Savio) 7450-1; K&G 32.619; Emmett 875.19; Milne 1454var; BMC 644.
bronzemat
5/12/17 5/24/17
1 commentsNicholas Z05/24/17 at 16:59okidoki: Nice Hadrian
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Egypt, Alexandria: Nero (54-68 CE) BI Tetradrachm, RY14 (Köln 203-204; Dattari (Savio) 244; Milne 298-299; Emmett 129)11 viewsObv: NEΡΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓΕΡ AV; radiate head of Nero left, wearing aegis; LI∆ to left
Rev: ΠΟΣEIΔWN IΣΘMIΟΣ; bust of Poseidon right, wearing taenia, slight drapery on left shoulder; trident behind, star to right
3 commentsQuant.Geek05/24/17 at 14:39*Alex: I agree.
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Roman Empire, Constantine I, Follis. Constantinople (328-9) 27 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 (R4). EF-/EF. Very scarce.
Ex: Dattari Collection
Jesus Vico Auction 147 March 9, 2017
5 commentsorfew05/24/17 at 01:35Nemonater: Great one!
Köln-203.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria: Nero (54-68 CE) BI Tetradrachm, RY14 (Köln 203-204; Dattari (Savio) 244; Milne 298-299; Emmett 129)11 viewsObv: NEΡΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓΕΡ AV; radiate head of Nero left, wearing aegis; LI∆ to left
Rev: ΠΟΣEIΔWN IΣΘMIΟΣ; bust of Poseidon right, wearing taenia, slight drapery on left shoulder; trident behind, star to right
3 commentsQuant.Geek05/23/17 at 23:49Jay GT4: Fantastic!
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Pakoros II12 viewstetradrachm, 79 - 105 AD
Sellwood 73.7-8

Ex-Parthicus Collection
5 commentsRobert L305/23/17 at 20:57quadrans: I agree great coin ..
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LYSIMACHUS (Lysimachos) 305-281 BCE, With Countermark of KALLATIS7 viewsMint, Thrace
Obverse: Head of Athena attic helmet.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ – ΛΥΣIMAXOΥ, lion running jumping right, spearhead below
Nice smooth, deep-green patina. SNG COP 1149-1151, McClean 4499. s.sch.4.80g/22mm
1 commentsNORMAN K05/23/17 at 19:16Randygeki(h2): Thats a cool one
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Constantius II (337-361), Nummus, Constantinople, c. AD 337-361 AE.3 viewsObv. [D N] CONSTAN - TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r.,
Rev. SPES REI - PV[BLICE], emperor hlemeted, in military dress, standing facing, head l., holding globe and spear, CONSS in exergue.
References: RIC VIII Constantinople 146, workshop #6.
18mm, 2.58 grams.
2 commentsCanaan05/23/17 at 13:25Mat: Nice patina on it
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Constantius II5 viewsConstantius II. AE 23mm. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, bust right, A behind / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, III in left field, helmeted soldier left, spearing falling horseman. Mintmark Gama SIS.
LRBC 1202. Siscia RIC VIII 332
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/23/17 at 13:25Mat: Nice reverse
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4 Constantius II7 viewsConstantius II, AE 3, Constantinople, 348-50 AD. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, radiate phoenix standing right on globe, star right.

RIC VIII Cyzicus 89
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/23/17 at 13:25Mat: Nice, I like the bird
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Constantius II11 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANA.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/23/17 at 13:24Mat: A beauty!
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Julian II, AE, Rome.3 viewsObv. DN CL IVL-IANVS NC, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right.
Rev. SPES REI-PVBLICE: Emperor helmeted, in military dress standing left holding globe and spear.
Mintmark: R wreath Epsilon (R2) or R wreath S (Scarce).
References: RIC VIII Rome 319 or RIC VIII Rome 321.
14mm and 1.93 grams.
2 commentsCanaan05/23/17 at 13:24Mat: Nice look to it
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Constantius II11 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANA.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/23/17 at 09:44Jay GT4: Great style
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Vespasian-RIC-1477A54 viewsAR Denarius, 3.28g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD
RIC 1477A (R3), BMC - , RSC - , RPC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.); Winged caduceus

A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'o' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. I informed Ted Buttrey of the coin and he has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.

Struck in good style on a large flan.
4 commentsDavid Atherton05/23/17 at 09:06Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Constantius II (337-361), Nummus, Constantinople, c. AD 337-361 AE.3 viewsObv. [D N] CONSTAN - TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r.,
Rev. SPES REI - PV[BLICE], emperor hlemeted, in military dress, standing facing, head l., holding globe and spear, CONSS in exergue.
References: RIC VIII Constantinople 146, workshop #6.
18mm, 2.58 grams.
2 commentsCanaan05/23/17 at 09:01Randygeki(h2): A good example!
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Julian II, AE, Rome.3 viewsObv. DN CL IVL-IANVS NC, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right.
Rev. SPES REI-PVBLICE: Emperor helmeted, in military dress standing left holding globe and spear.
Mintmark: R wreath Epsilon (R2) or R wreath S (Scarce).
References: RIC VIII Rome 319 or RIC VIII Rome 321.
14mm and 1.93 grams.
2 commentsCanaan05/23/17 at 09:00Randygeki(h2): Nice reverse!
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Roman Empire, Constantine I, Follis. Constantinople (328-9) 27 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 (R4). EF-/EF. Very scarce.
Ex: Dattari Collection
Jesus Vico Auction 147 March 9, 2017
5 commentsorfew05/23/17 at 09:00Randygeki(h2): Oh nice! A sweet addition!
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Titus as Caesar RIC V861 (1)26 viewsAR Denarius, 3.33g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC V861 (C), BMC V191, RSC 59
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V across field; Eagle stg. front on garlanded altar, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head l.
Acquired from Sphinx Numismatics, May 2017.

The more uncommon variant of the type showing the eagle clutching a thunderbolt in its talons.

A decent denarius with the 'large head' portrait.
5 commentsDavid Atherton05/23/17 at 08:59Randygeki(h2): An excellent addition!
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Augustus & Agrippa Nemausus8 viewsColony established at Nemausus by Augustus' army
bronze 13.1, 26.2mm, Nemausus mint. Struck 10 BC E- 10 CE.
Obverse: IMP DIVI F P P Agrippa laureate head left and
Augustus laureate head right, back to back
Reverse: COL NEM crocodile chained to palm tree top bent to
right, wreath at top.
RIC 159
2 commentsNORMAN K05/23/17 at 08:58Randygeki(h2): Indeed. Nice!
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Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 CE. Laodikeia ad Mare, Syria3 viewsRP59685. Bronze AE 27, SNG Cop 345; BMC Galatia p. 253, 42, aVF, Laodicea ad Mare mint, weight 10.37g, maximum diameter 27.1mm, die axis 0o, 114 - 115 CE.
Obverse: AYTOKP NER TRAIANOC APICT KAIC CEB ΓEP ∆AK, laureate head right.
Reverse: IOYΛIEWNTWN KAI ΛAOͧ, ;IKEWN BΞP,. turreted bust of Tyche right, IOY below chin;
in 114 CE Trajan defeated the Parthians and overran Armenia and northern Mesopotamia. In 115, he captured the Parthian capital Ctesiphon
1 commentsNORMAN K05/23/17 at 08:58Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Constantius II11 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANA.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/23/17 at 08:51Canaan: Very nice
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Trajan Decius (249 - 251 A.D.)11 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
Egypt, Alexandria
O: A K G M K TΡAIANOC ΔEKIOC E, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: L-A, eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak.
Dated Year 1 = 249/250 AD
23mm
14.7g
Köln 2808, Emmett 3634
5 commentsMat05/23/17 at 08:45Randygeki(h2): Another neat coin Mat!
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Trajan Decius (249 - 251 A.D.)11 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
Egypt, Alexandria
O: A K G M K TΡAIANOC ΔEKIOC E, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: L-A, eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak.
Dated Year 1 = 249/250 AD
23mm
14.7g
Köln 2808, Emmett 3634
5 commentsMat05/23/17 at 06:54okidoki: very nice details and looks
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Roman Empire, Constantine I, Follis. Constantinople (328-9) 27 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 (R4). EF-/EF. Very scarce.
Ex: Dattari Collection
Jesus Vico Auction 147 March 9, 2017
5 commentsorfew05/23/17 at 05:35Canaan: Very nice details and great provenance.
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Trajan Decius (249 - 251 A.D.)11 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
Egypt, Alexandria
O: A K G M K TΡAIANOC ΔEKIOC E, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: L-A, eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak.
Dated Year 1 = 249/250 AD
23mm
14.7g
Köln 2808, Emmett 3634
5 commentsMat05/23/17 at 05:32Canaan: Nice details
tradecey.jpg
Trajan Decius (249 - 251 A.D.)11 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
Egypt, Alexandria
O: A K G M K TΡAIANOC ΔEKIOC E, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: L-A, eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak.
Dated Year 1 = 249/250 AD
23mm
14.7g
Köln 2808, Emmett 3634
5 commentsMat05/23/17 at 04:43quadrans: Nice piece..
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Trajan Decius (249 - 251 A.D.)11 viewsPotin Tetradrachm
Egypt, Alexandria
O: A K G M K TΡAIANOC ΔEKIOC E, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: L-A, eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak.
Dated Year 1 = 249/250 AD
23mm
14.7g
Köln 2808, Emmett 3634
5 commentsMat05/23/17 at 03:45David Atherton: Lovely reverse!
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Titus as Caesar RIC V861 (1)26 viewsAR Denarius, 3.33g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC V861 (C), BMC V191, RSC 59
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V across field; Eagle stg. front on garlanded altar, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head l.
Acquired from Sphinx Numismatics, May 2017.

The more uncommon variant of the type showing the eagle clutching a thunderbolt in its talons.

A decent denarius with the 'large head' portrait.
5 commentsDavid Atherton05/23/17 at 03:10orfew: Beautiful toning and a great portrait!
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Titus as Caesar RIC V861 (1)26 viewsAR Denarius, 3.33g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC V861 (C), BMC V191, RSC 59
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V across field; Eagle stg. front on garlanded altar, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head l.
Acquired from Sphinx Numismatics, May 2017.

The more uncommon variant of the type showing the eagle clutching a thunderbolt in its talons.

A decent denarius with the 'large head' portrait.
5 commentsDavid Atherton05/23/17 at 03:01Mat: Lovely look to it
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Augustus & Agrippa Nemausus8 viewsColony established at Nemausus by Augustus' army
bronze 13.1, 26.2mm, Nemausus mint. Struck 10 BC E- 10 CE.
Obverse: IMP DIVI F P P Agrippa laureate head left and
Augustus laureate head right, back to back
Reverse: COL NEM crocodile chained to palm tree top bent to
right, wreath at top.
RIC 159
2 commentsNORMAN K05/23/17 at 02:25Jay GT4: Nice croc
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Roman Empire, Constantine I, Follis. Constantinople (328-9) 27 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 (R4). EF-/EF. Very scarce.
Ex: Dattari Collection
Jesus Vico Auction 147 March 9, 2017
5 commentsorfew05/23/17 at 02:16Jay GT4: Great reverse!
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Titus as Caesar RIC V861 (1)26 viewsAR Denarius, 3.33g
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC V861 (C), BMC V191, RSC 59
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V across field; Eagle stg. front on garlanded altar, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head l.
Acquired from Sphinx Numismatics, May 2017.

The more uncommon variant of the type showing the eagle clutching a thunderbolt in its talons.

A decent denarius with the 'large head' portrait.
5 commentsDavid Atherton05/23/17 at 02:11Jay GT4: This was on my wish list. Nice one!
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Another Test Shot10 viewsJay, stop bidding on coins I'm bidding on!!!2 commentsNemonater05/23/17 at 02:10Jay GT4: I let you have it!
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109-108 B.C., Man.Aquillius, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 303/1, Rome, Luna in biga right,45 views109-108 B.C., Man.Aquillius, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 303/1, Rome, Luna in biga right,
avers:- Radiate head of Sol right, X below chin. Border of dots.
revers: - Luna in biga right, crescent moon and three stars above, one star below. MN•AQVIL/ROMA below (MN ligate). Border of dots.
exerg:-/-//ROMA, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 3,79g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 109-108 B.C., ref: Crawford-303-1, Syd-557, Aquillia-1.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans05/23/17 at 01:52Nemonater: Oh, that is nice!
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Another Test Shot10 viewsJay, stop bidding on coins I'm bidding on!!!2 commentsNemonater05/22/17 at 22:57Nemonater:
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3118 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Didrachm 128-138 AD Crescent on Mt Argaeus16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3118; Metcalf Conspectus 104; Sydenham 252b corr. (bust type).

Obv. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟС ΤΟ Γ (retrograde).
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.

Rev. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟС / Γ (retrograde).
Mt Argaeus surmounted by crescent

5.84 gr
21 mm
6h
6 commentsokidoki05/22/17 at 17:06curtislclay: I like the way the engraver centered the Γ (e...
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3118 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Didrachm 128-138 AD Crescent on Mt Argaeus16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3118; Metcalf Conspectus 104; Sydenham 252b corr. (bust type).

Obv. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟС ΤΟ Γ (retrograde).
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.

Rev. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟС / Γ (retrograde).
Mt Argaeus surmounted by crescent

5.84 gr
21 mm
6h
6 commentsokidoki05/22/17 at 16:22quadrans: Nice piece..
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3118 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Didrachm 128-138 AD Crescent on Mt Argaeus16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3118; Metcalf Conspectus 104; Sydenham 252b corr. (bust type).

Obv. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟС ΤΟ Γ (retrograde).
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.

Rev. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟС / Γ (retrograde).
Mt Argaeus surmounted by crescent

5.84 gr
21 mm
6h
6 commentsokidoki05/22/17 at 16:22Pekka K: Nice coin, but please correct the obverse legend: ...
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Hadrian Denarius RIC 121, RSC 601, BMC 2682 viewsIMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, far shoulder draped / P M TR P COS III FELIC-AVG, Felicitas standing left with caduceus and cornucopiae.
Maximum Diameter:
Weight:
1 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded05/22/17 at 15:40okidoki: Nice
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Flavian coin with two countermarks.7 viewsInteresting Flavian coin most likely Vespasian, with two countermarks:
Larger c/m Howgego 133. Punch c. 9x7 mm.
Smaller Howgego 135. Punch c. 6.5x5 mm.
Both are recorded on Flavian coins from Antioch and Judaea,
but not on one and same coin.
The reverse has no details at all.
22mm and 6.67 grams.
2 commentsCanaan05/22/17 at 12:43Jay GT4: Very cool
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Caracalla11 viewsCaracalla AD 198-217. Bronze (AR; 18-19mm; 3.40g; 12h) ancient forgery, regular style. ANTONINVS PIVS – AVG BRIT Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. INDVLG FECVNDAE Indulgentia, veilded, towered, draped, seated left on curule chair, extending right hand and holding secptre, pointing upwards to right, in left.

cf. BMCRE V p. 370, 74 and pl. 55.3; cf. C. 104.
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/22/17 at 08:16Canaan: Very expressive face !!!
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Septimius Severus9 viewsSeptimius Severus AR Drachm of Caesaria, Cappadocia. Struck year 2 (=193/4 AD). AV L CEP CEOVHPOC, laureate head right / MHTPO KAICAP, ET B in exergue, agalma of Mt. Argaeus surmounted by six-pointed star.

Caesarea
Syd 387a
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/22/17 at 08:15Canaan: Nice!!
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Augustus & Agrippa Nemausus 15 views Colony established at Nemausus by Augustus' army
bronze 13.1, 26.2mm, Nemausus mint. Struck 10 BC E- 10 CE.
Obverse: IMP DIVI F P P Agrippa laureate head left and Augustus laureate head right, back to back
Reverse: COL NEM crocodile chained to palm tree top bent to right, wreath at top.
RIC 159
2 commentsNORMAN K05/22/17 at 08:05Randygeki(h2): Great coin!!
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Flavian coin with two countermarks.7 viewsInteresting Flavian coin most likely Vespasian, with two countermarks:
Larger c/m Howgego 133. Punch c. 9x7 mm.
Smaller Howgego 135. Punch c. 6.5x5 mm.
Both are recorded on Flavian coins from Antioch and Judaea,
but not on one and same coin.
The reverse has no details at all.
22mm and 6.67 grams.
2 commentsCanaan05/22/17 at 08:03Randygeki(h2): Thats neat. Yeah looks like Vespasian to me
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Alexander III6 viewsTHRACE, Lysimachos (unknown mint), 323 - 281 BC, Tetradrachm,
Obv. Head of Alexander the Great with Ammon horn right,
Rev. Athena enthroned left, holding Nike (monogram over crescent), resting elbow on shield, spear resting to her right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right, ΛΥΣΙΜΑΞΟΥ crowned by Nike to left, Muller 395, 16.92 grams
1 commentsEB05/22/17 at 08:03Randygeki(h2): I hope to one like yours someday. Wonderful coin!
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Vespasian. AD 69-79. Renaissance Medal4 viewsRenaissance Medal, Paduan (after Cavino, ca. 1500-1570). Vespasian. AD 69-79.
Bronze Sestertius (30mm. 13.02g). Laureate head of Vespasian right. Reverse: Aerial view of
the Flavian Ampitheater (Colosseum) between meta sudans and portico. Cf. Klawans p.
62, 2 (Vespasian) and p. 66, 1 (Titus); Lawrence -.
1 commentsddwau05/22/17 at 08:02Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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Pakoros II12 viewstetradrachm, 79 - 105 AD
Sellwood 73.7-8

Ex-Parthicus Collection
5 commentsRobert L305/22/17 at 08:02Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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MYSIA: Kyzikos11 viewsMYSIA, Kyzikos, c. 460 BC. Acheloios Aisepos as a man-faced bull to right on tuny. Ex. CNG.4 commentsMolinari05/22/17 at 08:02Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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109-108 B.C., L. Flaminius Chilo, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 302/1, Rome, Victory in biga right,31 views109-108 B.C., L. Flaminius Chilo, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 302/1, Rome, Victory in biga right,
avers:- Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet with griffin crest, mark of value X under chin, ROMA behind .
revers: - Victory in biga right, holding wreath, L. FLAMINI/CILO below.
exerg:-/-//CILO, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,95g, axis: 4h,
mint: Rome, date: 109-108 B.C., ref: Crawford-302-1, Syd-540, Flaminia-1.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans05/22/17 at 08:02Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409v., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,33 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409v., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M AVREL•ANT ONINVS AVG, Laurate cuirassed bust right.
revers:- TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:180 A.D., ref: RIC-III-409v., p-245, C-972, Sear-,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans05/22/17 at 08:01Randygeki(h2): Indeed, nice portrait
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 818 var, Siscia, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//XXIV, Emperor galloping left, Scarce, decorated shield.34 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 818 var, Siscia, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//XXIV, Emperor galloping left, Scarce, decorated shield.
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Bust Type G, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated with rider right, soldiers carrying shields in foreground. (1,G)
revers:- VIRTVS-PR-OBI-AVG, Emperor galloping left, spearing enemy.
exergo: -/-//XXIV, diameter: 21,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,77g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 2nd emission of Siscia, 277, date: 277 A.D.,
ref: RIC-V-II-818, p-106, Alföldi type 98 No-49,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans05/22/17 at 08:01Randygeki(h2): Sweet addition!
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Constantin Ier - 7783 viewsIMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI
S A
PTR
RIC 778 (troisième Tétrarchie - automne 307/fin 308)
1 commentsPYL05/22/17 at 08:01Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Pakoros II12 viewstetradrachm, 79 - 105 AD
Sellwood 73.7-8

Ex-Parthicus Collection
5 commentsRobert L305/22/17 at 01:53Jay GT4: Great portrait!
IMG_3139.JPG
MYSIA: Kyzikos11 viewsMYSIA, Kyzikos, c. 460 BC. Acheloios Aisepos as a man-faced bull to right on tuny. Ex. CNG.4 commentsMolinari05/22/17 at 01:05Jay GT4: Great addition! Jealous!
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GREEK, ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm12 views(24mm, 17.20 g, 2h).
Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Good VF, toned. Attractive early style.

This tetradrachm belongs among the earlier period of the “frontal eye” issues of the mid-late 5th century. The palmette is still delicate, as is the general style of the owl, and the incuse is rather deep and abruptly transitions to the flat surface.
2 commentsLeo05/21/17 at 23:39Leo: appreciate~
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GREEK, ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm12 views(24mm, 17.20 g, 2h).
Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Good VF, toned. Attractive early style.

This tetradrachm belongs among the earlier period of the “frontal eye” issues of the mid-late 5th century. The palmette is still delicate, as is the general style of the owl, and the incuse is rather deep and abruptly transitions to the flat surface.
2 commentsLeo05/21/17 at 21:14paparoupa: earlier than cng provenance Roma 12, lot 158
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 818 var, Siscia, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//XXIV, Emperor galloping left, Scarce, decorated shield.34 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 818 var, Siscia, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//XXIV, Emperor galloping left, Scarce, decorated shield.
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Bust Type G, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated with rider right, soldiers carrying shields in foreground. (1,G)
revers:- VIRTVS-PR-OBI-AVG, Emperor galloping left, spearing enemy.
exergo: -/-//XXIV, diameter: 21,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,77g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 2nd emission of Siscia, 277, date: 277 A.D.,
ref: RIC-V-II-818, p-106, Alföldi type 98 No-49,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans05/21/17 at 20:35Jay GT4: Nice shield!
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409v., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,33 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409v., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M AVREL•ANT ONINVS AVG, Laurate cuirassed bust right.
revers:- TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:180 A.D., ref: RIC-III-409v., p-245, C-972, Sear-,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans05/21/17 at 19:07Robert L3: Yes, wonderful obverse.
037b_Marc-Aurelius_AR-Den_M_AVREL_ANTO_NINVS_AVG_TR_P_XXXIIII_IMP_X_COS_III_P_P_RIC-409v__Rome-180-AD_Q-001_0h_17,5mm_327g-s.jpg
037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409v., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,33 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409v., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M AVREL•ANT ONINVS AVG, Laurate cuirassed bust right.
revers:- TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:180 A.D., ref: RIC-III-409v., p-245, C-972, Sear-,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans05/21/17 at 19:05Jay GT4: Fantastic portrait
109-108_BC-_L_Flaminius_Chilo_ROMA_X_L_FLAMINI_CILO_Crawford_302-1__Sydenham_540__RSC_Flaminia-1_Q-001_4h_17,0-18,5mm_3,95ga-s.jpg
109-108 B.C., L. Flaminius Chilo, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 302/1, Rome, Victory in biga right,31 views109-108 B.C., L. Flaminius Chilo, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 302/1, Rome, Victory in biga right,
avers:- Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet with griffin crest, mark of value X under chin, ROMA behind .
revers: - Victory in biga right, holding wreath, L. FLAMINI/CILO below.
exerg:-/-//CILO, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,95g, axis: 4h,
mint: Rome, date: 109-108 B.C., ref: Crawford-302-1, Syd-540, Flaminia-1.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans05/21/17 at 19:05Jay GT4: One of my favorite Republican coins
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Anglo-Saxon/Viking strap end2 viewsMythical creature zoomorphic strap end. Yorkshire detector find1 commentsmauseus05/21/17 at 12:35Jay GT4: Nice!
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Anglo-Saxon/Viking strap end3 viewsZoomorphic strap end, Ainsbrook/"Arsny" recorded find1 commentsmauseus05/21/17 at 12:34Jay GT4: These are always neat to have
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Augustus silver denarius RIC 439 viewsSilver denarius, RIC II, part 1, 43; RSC II 43; BMCRE II 50;
BnF III 36; Hunter I 21, weight 3.3 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm,
Rome mint, Jul - Dec 71 CE.
Obverse: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M, laureate head right.
Reverse simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus, AVGVR above, TRI POT below
Roman emperor Vespasian was most famous for building the Flavian
Amphitheater, also known as the Colosseum. Like many Roman emperors,
Vespasian rose in prominence because of his military skills and work ethics.
Following his ten year rule, he left behind a record of restored order,
stability and good government. He was succeeded by his son Titus in 79 CE,
who had been sent to quell the Jewish revolt of 66-70 CE.
2 commentsNORMAN K05/21/17 at 12:33Jay GT4: Great portrait and photo
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Augustus silver denarius RIC 439 viewsSilver denarius, RIC II, part 1, 43; RSC II 43; BMCRE II 50;
BnF III 36; Hunter I 21, weight 3.3 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm,
Rome mint, Jul - Dec 71 CE.
Obverse: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M, laureate head right.
Reverse simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus, AVGVR above, TRI POT below
Roman emperor Vespasian was most famous for building the Flavian
Amphitheater, also known as the Colosseum. Like many Roman emperors,
Vespasian rose in prominence because of his military skills and work ethics.
Following his ten year rule, he left behind a record of restored order,
stability and good government. He was succeeded by his son Titus in 79 CE,
who had been sent to quell the Jewish revolt of 66-70 CE.
2 commentsNORMAN K05/21/17 at 11:57NORMAN K: new photo w/light filter
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GREEK, CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos12 views(22.5mm, 7.74 g, 1h).
Youth on horse galloping right; EY to left, NIKOΔAMO[Σ] below / Phalanthos, holding kantharos and distaff, riding dolphin left; ZOP and gazelle below. Vlasto 704; cf. HN Italy 970/958. Near EF, deep iridescent tone, a hint of porosity. Well centered on a broad flan.
2 commentsLeo05/21/17 at 03:18Jay GT4: Really nice!
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Augustus & Agrippa Nemausus 15 views Colony established at Nemausus by Augustus' army
bronze 13.1, 26.2mm, Nemausus mint. Struck 10 BC E- 10 CE.
Obverse: IMP DIVI F P P Agrippa laureate head left and Augustus laureate head right, back to back
Reverse: COL NEM crocodile chained to palm tree top bent to right, wreath at top.
RIC 159
2 commentsNORMAN K05/21/17 at 03:17Jay GT4: A great coin all round
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GREEK, CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos12 views(22.5mm, 7.74 g, 1h).
Youth on horse galloping right; EY to left, NIKOΔAMO[Σ] below / Phalanthos, holding kantharos and distaff, riding dolphin left; ZOP and gazelle below. Vlasto 704; cf. HN Italy 970/958. Near EF, deep iridescent tone, a hint of porosity. Well centered on a broad flan.
2 commentsLeo05/21/17 at 02:43Callimachus: Gorgeous coin.
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RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius30 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
7 commentsJay GT405/20/17 at 22:28David Atherton: Good eye!
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RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius30 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
7 commentsJay GT405/20/17 at 17:17Canaan: Very nice one
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109-108 B.C., Man.Aquillius, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 303/1, Rome, Luna in biga right,45 views109-108 B.C., Man.Aquillius, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 303/1, Rome, Luna in biga right,
avers:- Radiate head of Sol right, X below chin. Border of dots.
revers: - Luna in biga right, crescent moon and three stars above, one star below. MN•AQVIL/ROMA below (MN ligate). Border of dots.
exerg:-/-//ROMA, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 3,79g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 109-108 B.C., ref: Crawford-303-1, Syd-557, Aquillia-1.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans05/20/17 at 11:35Jay GT4: Absolutely beautiful! Even with the wear it has a ...
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RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius30 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
7 commentsJay GT405/20/17 at 10:19Nemonater: Great pick up!
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RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius30 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
7 commentsJay GT405/20/17 at 07:44quadrans: I agree nice coin..
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048 Hadrian Denarius Roma 118 AD Aeternitas standing10 viewsReference.
RIC 48; C. 219;

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG:
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. P M TR P COS DES III AET AVG
Aeternitas standing left, holding the faces of the Sun and Moon

3.51 gr
19 mm
12 h
2 commentsokidoki05/20/17 at 07:39Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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1135.14 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Diobol 129-30 AD Harpocrates standing4 viewsReference
RPC 5754/11 (this coin). Dattari- Savio Pl. 89, 7676 (this coin); Emmett 1135.14; Köln --

Issue L IΔ = year 14

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

Rev. L ΙΔ
Harpocrates standing facing, head l., raising finger to lips and holding hawk-tipped club; behind, ram

7.86 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection
1 commentsokidoki05/20/17 at 07:39Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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276 Hadrian Denarius Fourre 134-38 AD Tellus standing8 views
Reference.
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.

2.95 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki05/20/17 at 07:38Randygeki(h2): Thats neat
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RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius30 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
7 commentsJay GT405/20/17 at 07:38Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius, RIC III 966 ,3 viewsObverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II,
Laureate head right
Reverse: TR POT XX COS IIII, Providentia standing,
pointing with right hand at globe. S C in field.
Rome mint.
30.75MM.,. 23.9g
156-157 C.E.
1 commentsNORMAN K05/20/17 at 07:36Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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109-108 B.C., Man.Aquillius, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 303/1, Rome, Luna in biga right,45 views109-108 B.C., Man.Aquillius, Rebublic AR-Denarius, Crawford 303/1, Rome, Luna in biga right,
avers:- Radiate head of Sol right, X below chin. Border of dots.
revers: - Luna in biga right, crescent moon and three stars above, one star below. MN•AQVIL/ROMA below (MN ligate). Border of dots.
exerg:-/-//ROMA, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 3,79g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 109-108 B.C., ref: Crawford-303-1, Syd-557, Aquillia-1.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans05/20/17 at 07:35Randygeki(h2): Fantastic coin
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Brockage coin of Constantius II 5 viewsObverse: FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC, pearl diademed,
draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: incuse of obverse
16.77 mm., 2.3g
1 commentsNORMAN K05/20/17 at 07:34Randygeki(h2): Thats really neat.
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Titus RIC-124A39 viewsAR Denarius, 3.20g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 124A (R3), BMC 61, RSC 313a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with five palmettes, lituus within triangle

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

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

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

Despite the wear, a good, solid denarius.
3 commentsDavid Atherton05/19/17 at 21:28Jay GT4: Nice catch!
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Gordian III (238 - 244 A.D)12 viewsAR Antoninianus
O:  IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left, raising right arm and holding globe in left hand.
Antioch Mint
5.43g
22mm
RIC IV, Part III, 213
3 commentsMat05/19/17 at 20:50okidoki: nice example
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276 Hadrian Denarius Fourre 134-38 AD Tellus standing8 views
Reference.
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.

2.95 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki05/19/17 at 20:44quadrans: Hmm Interesting
Vespasian_Antioch.jpg
RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius30 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
7 commentsJay GT405/19/17 at 18:02Enodia: nice find!
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Titus RIC-124A39 viewsAR Denarius, 3.20g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 124A (R3), BMC 61, RSC 313a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with five palmettes, lituus within triangle

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

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

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

Despite the wear, a good, solid denarius.
3 commentsDavid Atherton05/19/17 at 14:30Vincent: Very attractive coin...the little wear makes it ev...
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Roman Imperial: Allectus (295-296 CE) BI Quinarius, London (Burnett 111; RIC 55; Webb 89)7 viewsObv: IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG; radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS AVG; galley left, with mast and five oars; QL in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek05/19/17 at 14:27NORMAN K: Beautiful
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Egypt, Alexandria: Commodus (177-192 CE) BI Tetradrachm, RY 21 (Köln 2204; Dattari (Savio) 3852; K&G 41.24; Emmett 2536.21)8 viewsObv: Μ ΑVΡΗ ΚΟΜΜ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟС; Laureate head right
Rev: Emperor driving quadriga right, holding scepter and reins; L KA above
1 commentsQuant.Geek05/19/17 at 14:26NORMAN K: Very nice. Great collection of coins
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Parthian Empire: Mithradates II (121-91 BCE) AR Drachm, Ekbatana (Sellwood 27.2; Sunrise 294; Shore 86)5 viewsObv: Long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm ending in a point; flan widespread and design much larger than usual; no border; five-line Greek inscription - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΒΑΣΙ − ΛΕΩΝ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
1 commentsQuant.Geek05/19/17 at 14:24NORMAN K: Amazing detail. Lovely coin
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Constantine I, AD 306-337.1 viewsÆ Follis, 20mm, 2.8g, 1h; Lugdunum mint, AD 316.
Obv.: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG; laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI; Sol standing right, looking left, chalmys spread, holding globe / A - S // PLG
Reference: Not in RIC, compare to VII 62 with different obverse legend.
1 commentsJohn Anthony05/19/17 at 14:22NORMAN K: Great patina, nice coin
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11.5 Julia Titi6 viewsJulia Titi, Daughter of Titus (A.D. 79-80). Augusta, A.D. 79-90/1. AE dupondius. Rome mint, struck A.D. 79/80 by Titus. From the RJM Collection.
Julia Titi, Daughter of Titus (A.D. 79-80). Augusta, A.D. 79-90/1. AE dupondius (27.82 mm, 10.08 g, 5 h). Rome mint, struck A.D. 79/80 by Titus. IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA, draped bust of Julia right, hair drawn-up in bun / Vesta seated left holding palladium and scepter; S - C // VESTA. RIC 398 (Titus); BN (Titus) 270, 271; BMC (Titus) 256, 257. Fine, green patina, cleaning marks.

From the RJM Collection.

Ex Agora Auctions, 5/9/2017
3 commentsSosius05/19/17 at 14:21NORMAN K: nice find
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GAUL, Nemausus. Augustus, with Agrippa. 27 BC-AD 14. 6 viewsÆ Dupondius, 26mm, 12.3g, 2h; Nemausus mint. Struck circa AD 10-14.
Obv.: Heads of Agrippa left and Augustus right, back to back, that of Agrippa wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, that of Augustus laureate.
Rev.: COL NEM; Crocodile right chained to palm-branch; wreath with long ties above.
Reference: RPC I 525; RIC I 159 / 17-144-225
2 commentsJohn Anthony05/19/17 at 14:19NORMAN K: Absolutely wonderful coin
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3 Constans9 viewsCoin Type: Billon centenionalis of Constans, Caesar 333-337 CE, Augustus 337-350 CE
Mint and Date: Constantinople, officina 1; 348-351 CE
Size and Weight: 20mm x 21mm, 4.30g
Obverse: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Reverse: 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.
Exergue: CONSA

Ref: RIC VIII Constantinople 86; LRBC 2012
BW Ref: 115 024 080

Ex Moonmoth
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/19/17 at 14:11NORMAN K: very nice
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8 viewsGAUL: Anonymous, circa 80-52 BC, AE15, cf. D&T 2638 (for style), stylized Alexandrian head right // YLLYCCV (?) around sylized eagle standing left; pentagram and pellets-in-annulets to right1 commentsQuant.Geek05/19/17 at 14:07NORMAN K: very interesting . Nice coin
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 450-440 BC 25 mm 1723 g 9h Jenkins group 4 [O66/R133,342. 4?,SNG ANS 63,SNG Lockett 771,Gulbenkian 197,Dewing 603,5 viewsQuadriga driven slowly to right by bearded charioteer,above Nike flying right to crown the horses,in exergue palmette with tendrils.Rev Forepart of man-headed bull to right,within compass drawn circle around edge of die.1 commentsGrant H05/19/17 at 13:45NORMAN K: Beautiful coin. Love it A++++
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RIC 0854 Domitianus45 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev : ROME ET AVG (in entablature), Temple with two columns, enclosing Augustus, standing front, to left, with spear, crowned by Roma to right, with cornucopia
AR/Cistophorus (26.21 mm 10.008 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 95 A.D.
RIC 854 (R2), RSC-BMCRE- BNF unlisted, RPC II 875
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 35 Lot 804
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/19/17 at 13:44NORMAN K: without a doubt
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Roman Empire, Magnentius17 views3 commentsXLi05/19/17 at 13:38NORMAN K: Best I have seen. Nice
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Roman Empire, Caracalla Bimetallic Sestertius45 viewsObv. M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P, emperor, accompanied by two officiers, standing r. on platform, haranguing soldiers behind, standards, in ex. S C.
Mint: Rome, 214 A.D.

32mm 32.71g

RIC 525c var. (draped bust); Banti 59

Before a battle, or on parade, the emperor would address his troops in an event known as an adlocutio cohortium (address to the cohorts). This was an important opportunity for the emperor to be present among his troops and inspire morale and esprit de corps among them. A sestertius of Gaius (Caligula), issued on behalf of a donative for the Praetorian Guard, was the first to employ the adlocutio as a reverse type. Similar subsequent issues were minted to emphasize the emperor's perceived, if not actual, role as military commander. The present specimen commemorates Caracalla's victory against the Germans and his preparations for a Persian war. Caracalla idolized Alexander the Great and, as other emperors before him, wished to recreate his successes in the east. Thus, in 214 AD, after having been proclaimed "Alexander" at Philippopolis in Thrace, he assembled his troops, who had been outfitted as Macedonians, and proceeded into Asia Minor. Caracalla's ambitions were, however, hampered by his own unfit physical and mental state; over the next three years the campaign degeneratged into near-chaos and ended with Caracalla's murder (written by CNG, 2003).
6 commentskc05/19/17 at 13:37NORMAN K: Beautiful coin. Love it A++++
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169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Trier 2348 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Nimbate Phoenix standing right on globe
Minted in Trier; (//TRS .),
Reference:– RIC VIII Trier 234 (C2)
3 commentsmaridvnvm05/19/17 at 13:35NORMAN K: Great detail
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Pisidia, Termessos Major. Æ3011 viewsObv: TEΡMHCCEΩN AVTONOMWN Θ, laureate head of Zeus right.
Rev: TΩN MEIZONΩN, Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopiae, Θ in left field.
AD 238-268.
3 commentsancientone05/19/17 at 13:33NORMAN K: Nice patina and interesting coin. A+
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Syria, Laodicea ad Mare. Elagabalus AE18. 6 viewsObv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Turreted bust of Tyche in distyle arched shrine.
BMC 101, Lindgren I 2100A .
2 commentsancientone05/19/17 at 13:31NORMAN K: Very nice
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Denar, RIC 3, p.269, 688 - Faustina II, Juno standing12 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust right
Rev.: IVNO, Juno, veiled, standing left, patera in right, long scepter in left, peacock at feet
Ag, 3.45g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) 688
3 commentsshanxi05/19/17 at 13:30NORMAN K: Great bust
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LEG XXIII8 viewsMark Anthony – Denarius - 32-31BC
Ref – Crawford 544/39
Size/g – 19mm, 3.64g

ANT AVG III VIR RPC, praetorian galley right thyrsos behind prow / LEG XXIII, eagle between standards.

Ex. E E Clain-Stefanelli Collection
4 commentsAldo05/19/17 at 13:29NORMAN K: love these coins. Great addition
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RIC.28a Gratian (siliqua, Virtvs Romanorvm)3 viewsGratian, western roman emperor (367-383)
Siliqua: Virtvs Romanorvm (378-383, Aquilee mint)

silver, 18 mm diameter, 1.82 g, die axis: 1 h

A/ D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ VIRTVS RO-MANORVM/AQPS in exergue; Roma seating head left holding globe and spear
1 commentsDroger05/19/17 at 13:27NORMAN K: great reverse
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048 Hadrian Denarius Roma 118 AD Aeternitas standing10 viewsReference.
RIC 48; C. 219;

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG:
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. P M TR P COS DES III AET AVG
Aeternitas standing left, holding the faces of the Sun and Moon

3.51 gr
19 mm
12 h
2 commentsokidoki05/19/17 at 13:25NORMAN K: great detail. Nice coin
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3 Constans9 viewsCoin Type: Billon centenionalis of Constans, Caesar 333-337 CE, Augustus 337-350 CE
Mint and Date: Constantinople, officina 1; 348-351 CE
Size and Weight: 20mm x 21mm, 4.30g
Obverse: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Reverse: 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.
Exergue: CONSA

Ref: RIC VIII Constantinople 86; LRBC 2012
BW Ref: 115 024 080

Ex Moonmoth
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/19/17 at 12:28okidoki: very nice black brown toning
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G. Iulius Caesar, Crawford 480/1316 viewsGaius Iulius Caesar, 13.6.100-15.3.11 BC, gens Iulia
AR - Denar, 3.83g, 19.7mm, 90°
Rome, Feb.-Mar. 44 BC
moneyer P. Sepullius Macer
obv. Head of Caesar, wreathed and veiled, r.
before CAESAR, behind DICT PERPETVO
rev. r. P SERPVLLVS, l. MACER (both from top to bottom)
Venus Victrix with bare l. breast, stg. l., holding small Victory in xxtended r. hand and resting with raised l. hand on lpng sceptre on which is leaning the shield set on ground
ref. Crawford 480/13; Sydenham 1074; RSC Julius Caesar 39; BMCRR I Rome 4173; SRCV I 1414; Vagi 56; Sear CRI 107d
VF, portrait!, toned, scratches, somewhat excentric
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

From highest historical importance: The 1st portrait of Iulius Caesar and the coin that killed Caesar!

Please, take a look at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=109646.0
5 commentsJochen05/19/17 at 11:46Sam: Merci beaucoup, Jochen.
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G. Iulius Caesar, Crawford 480/1316 viewsGaius Iulius Caesar, 13.6.100-15.3.11 BC, gens Iulia
AR - Denar, 3.83g, 19.7mm, 90°
Rome, Feb.-Mar. 44 BC
moneyer P. Sepullius Macer
obv. Head of Caesar, wreathed and veiled, r.
before CAESAR, behind DICT PERPETVO
rev. r. P SERPVLLVS, l. MACER (both from top to bottom)
Venus Victrix with bare l. breast, stg. l., holding small Victory in xxtended r. hand and resting with raised l. hand on lpng sceptre on which is leaning the shield set on ground
ref. Crawford 480/13; Sydenham 1074; RSC Julius Caesar 39; BMCRR I Rome 4173; SRCV I 1414; Vagi 56; Sear CRI 107d
VF, portrait!, toned, scratches, somewhat excentric
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

From highest historical importance: The 1st portrait of Iulius Caesar and the coin that killed Caesar!

Please, take a look at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=109646.0
5 commentsJochen05/19/17 at 10:15Jochen: Done.
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RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius30 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
7 commentsJay GT405/19/17 at 07:29FlaviusDomitianus: Antiochian for sure!
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Titus RIC-124A39 viewsAR Denarius, 3.20g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 124A (R3), BMC 61, RSC 313a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, triangular frame with five palmettes, lituus within triangle

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

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

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

Despite the wear, a good, solid denarius.
3 commentsDavid Atherton05/19/17 at 07:28FlaviusDomitianus: Excellent eye
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HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS AR Antoninianus 2 viewsOBVERSE: Q HER MES DECIVS NOB C, Radiate and draped bust of Herennius right
REVERSE: CONCORDIA AVGG, Clasped hands
Struck at Rome, 250/1 AD
3.53g, 21mm
RIC138
1 commentsLegatus05/19/17 at 03:14Jay GT4: Great reverse.
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Septimius Severus9 viewsSeptimius Severus AR Drachm of Caesaria, Cappadocia. Struck year 2 (=193/4 AD). AV L CEP CEOVHPOC, laureate head right / MHTPO KAICAP, ET B in exergue, agalma of Mt. Argaeus surmounted by six-pointed star.

Caesarea
Syd 387a
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/18/17 at 19:13quadrans: Nice one
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THESSALY: Metropolis8 viewsTHESSALY: Metropolis, large bronze trichalkon, early third century B.C. Apollo / Acheloios Pamisos. MSP I, 498. Probably the finest known.2 commentsMolinari05/18/17 at 15:32Molinari: Thanks, Shanxi. It really is exceptional for the ...
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RIC 0854 Domitianus45 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev : ROME ET AVG (in entablature), Temple with two columns, enclosing Augustus, standing front, to left, with spear, crowned by Roma to right, with cornucopia
AR/Cistophorus (26.21 mm 10.008 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 95 A.D.
RIC 854 (R2), RSC-BMCRE- BNF unlisted, RPC II 875
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 35 Lot 804
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/18/17 at 14:30David Atherton: Excellent!
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 440-430 BC 25mm 17.37g 1h Jenkins Gela 384.7 [O78/R158] this coin.9 viewsCharioteer holding Kenton in left hand and reins in both,driving slow quadriga right,above Nike flyingright crowning horseswith open wreath held in both hands.Rev forepart of man-headed bull right the river god [Gelas swimming.
Ex CNG Triton 16 lot 209.
1 commentsGrant H05/18/17 at 14:29okidoki: very nice details and looks
RIC_854_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0854 Domitianus45 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev : ROME ET AVG (in entablature), Temple with two columns, enclosing Augustus, standing front, to left, with spear, crowned by Roma to right, with cornucopia
AR/Cistophorus (26.21 mm 10.008 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 95 A.D.
RIC 854 (R2), RSC-BMCRE- BNF unlisted, RPC II 875
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 35 Lot 804
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/18/17 at 12:51Nemonater: Beautiful
IMG_2607.jpg
THESSALY: Metropolis8 viewsTHESSALY: Metropolis, large bronze trichalkon, early third century B.C. Apollo / Acheloios Pamisos. MSP I, 498. Probably the finest known.2 commentsMolinari05/18/17 at 07:23shanxi: beautiful reverse
Cuneiform-02.jpg
12 views1 commentsQuant.Geek05/18/17 at 05:11wileyc: have always thought these quite interesting!
Sellwood_84_18-19_Vologases_IV_tetradrachm.jpg
Vologases IV8 viewstetradrachm, 147 - 191 AD
(struck 155 AD)
Sellwood 84.18-19

Ex-Parthicus Collection
1 commentsRobert L305/18/17 at 02:05Jay GT4: Interesting punch
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Vologases IV6 viewstetradrachm, 147 - 191 AD
(struck October 172 AD)
Sellwood 84.47

Ex-Parthicus Collection
1 commentsRobert L305/18/17 at 02:05Jay GT4: Great looking coin
Tiberius.jpg
Tiberius Denarius RIC 30 4 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Livia, as Pax, seated right on throne, holding long sceptre and olive branch, chair legs ornamented, single line below.
Maximum Diameter:
Weight: 3.62 g
2 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded05/18/17 at 01:39Nemonater: Nice and well centered
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Aelius Denarius A.D. 136-138, RIC 428var, RSC 14b7 viewsL AELIVS CAESAR TR P COS II, bare head right / CONCORDIA, Concordia standing left, leaning on column, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Maximum Diameter:
Weight:
3 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded05/18/17 at 01:37Nemonater: Nice example of a scarce type
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Ayyubids. Al-Nasir Yusuf I (Saladin)14 viewsAyyubids. Al-Nasir Yusuf I (Saladin), (564-589 AH/1169-1193 AD) AV Dinar. Al-
Iskandariya mint, 585 AH = 1189 AD.
(4.33g, 19mm, 2h).
"In the name of God, the Compassionate, the
Merciful, was struck this dinar in al-Iskandariya in the year 5 and 80 and 500" in outer
margin; citing the Abbasid caliph "Abu l-Ábbas al-Nasir li-din Allah, commander of the
faithful" in inner margin; "al-Imam/Ahmad" in two lines across field / Kalima and Qur`an
9:33 in outer margin; title "`alin al-Malik ghaya Salah al-Din" in inner margin;
"Yusuf/bin Ayyub" in two lines across field. Album 785.2; Balog 58.
Ex: Roma Numismatics Auction 35 Lot 1360 May 3, 2017

1 commentsorfew05/17/17 at 23:56Jay GT4: Great coin
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Constantius Gallus7 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman,
hair straight up, no beard, reaching (hair type not in RIC)
SMN[?]

Nicomedia 97 var
C
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/17/17 at 21:37Jay GT4: Agreed!
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FTR Huts8 viewsAlexandria
Antioch
Aquileia
Arles
Constantinople
Cyzicus
Heraclea
Lyons
Nicomedia
Rome
Siscia
Thessalonica
Trier
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/17/17 at 21:36Jay GT4: Nice huts
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RIC 0213 Titus14 viewsObv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, Radiate head left
Rev: VESTA / S C, Vesta seated left, with Palladium and sceptre
AE/Dupondius (28.93 mm 11.963 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D.
RIC 213 (C), BMCRE 201-2, BNF 204-5
ex Nomisma Online Auction 18 Lot 63
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/17/17 at 21:36Jay GT4: Bold legend, nice color
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Clodius Albinus Denarius RIC 11, RSC 61, BMC 43 53 viewsD CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right / ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma seated left on shield, holding palladium & spear.
Maximum Diameter: 17.7 mm
Weight: 3.20 g
3 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded05/17/17 at 21:28Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Roman Empire, Caracalla Bimetallic Sestertius45 viewsObv. M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P, emperor, accompanied by two officiers, standing r. on platform, haranguing soldiers behind, standards, in ex. S C.
Mint: Rome, 214 A.D.

32mm 32.71g

RIC 525c var. (draped bust); Banti 59

Before a battle, or on parade, the emperor would address his troops in an event known as an adlocutio cohortium (address to the cohorts). This was an important opportunity for the emperor to be present among his troops and inspire morale and esprit de corps among them. A sestertius of Gaius (Caligula), issued on behalf of a donative for the Praetorian Guard, was the first to employ the adlocutio as a reverse type. Similar subsequent issues were minted to emphasize the emperor's perceived, if not actual, role as military commander. The present specimen commemorates Caracalla's victory against the Germans and his preparations for a Persian war. Caracalla idolized Alexander the Great and, as other emperors before him, wished to recreate his successes in the east. Thus, in 214 AD, after having been proclaimed "Alexander" at Philippopolis in Thrace, he assembled his troops, who had been outfitted as Macedonians, and proceeded into Asia Minor. Caracalla's ambitions were, however, hampered by his own unfit physical and mental state; over the next three years the campaign degeneratged into near-chaos and ended with Caracalla's murder (written by CNG, 2003).
6 commentskc05/17/17 at 21:26Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
RIC_854_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0854 Domitianus45 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev : ROME ET AVG (in entablature), Temple with two columns, enclosing Augustus, standing front, to left, with spear, crowned by Roma to right, with cornucopia
AR/Cistophorus (26.21 mm 10.008 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 95 A.D.
RIC 854 (R2), RSC-BMCRE- BNF unlisted, RPC II 875
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 35 Lot 804
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/17/17 at 21:19Jay GT4: Amazing!
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3 Constans6 viewsConstans
officina 1; 348-350 CE 4.13g
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Rosette 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 up and to the right.
PLG in ex
VIII Lyons 85; LRBC 178
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/17/17 at 13:26Mat: Overall very nice
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Constantius Gallus7 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman,
hair straight up, no beard, reaching (hair type not in RIC)
SMN[?]

Nicomedia 97 var
C
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/17/17 at 13:25Mat: Nice portrait
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Septimius Severus9 viewsSeptimius Severus AR Drachm of Caesaria, Cappadocia. Struck year 2 (=193/4 AD). AV L CEP CEOVHPOC, laureate head right / MHTPO KAICAP, ET B in exergue, agalma of Mt. Argaeus surmounted by six-pointed star.

Caesarea
Syd 387a
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/17/17 at 13:25Mat: Nice addition, well centered reverse.
RIC_854_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0854 Domitianus45 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev : ROME ET AVG (in entablature), Temple with two columns, enclosing Augustus, standing front, to left, with spear, crowned by Roma to right, with cornucopia
AR/Cistophorus (26.21 mm 10.008 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 95 A.D.
RIC 854 (R2), RSC-BMCRE- BNF unlisted, RPC II 875
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 35 Lot 804
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/17/17 at 13:24Mat: Wonderful, especially the reverse
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Gordian III (238 - 244 A.D)12 viewsAR Antoninianus
O:  IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left, raising right arm and holding globe in left hand.
Antioch Mint
5.43g
22mm
RIC IV, Part III, 213
3 commentsMat05/17/17 at 12:34shanxi: nice portrait
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LEG XXIII8 viewsMark Anthony – Denarius - 32-31BC
Ref – Crawford 544/39
Size/g – 19mm, 3.64g

ANT AVG III VIR RPC, praetorian galley right thyrsos behind prow / LEG XXIII, eagle between standards.

Ex. E E Clain-Stefanelli Collection
4 commentsAldo05/17/17 at 12:23Aldo: Thanks both - a step closer to completing my legio...
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TROAS, BIRYTIS AE122 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Kaiberos left wearing pileus
REVERSE: Club of Herakles, BI PY to either side, all within laurel wreath
Struck at Birytis, Troas 3d century BC
1.14g, 12mm
D&T220 // Depeyrot NC VII, 33 //SNG Cop 250// DeLaTour8145
1 commentsLegatus05/17/17 at 09:36Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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Gordian III (238 - 244 A.D)12 viewsAR Antoninianus
O:  IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left, raising right arm and holding globe in left hand.
Antioch Mint
5.43g
22mm
RIC IV, Part III, 213
3 commentsMat05/17/17 at 09:36Randygeki(h2): A nice heavier example
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Julius Caesar Denarius - Cr 452/22 viewsJulius Caesar Denarius. Traveling military mint, 48-47 BC. Laureate head of Pietas right, LII behind (resembling TII) (= 52, Julius' age in 48 BC) / CAESAR, trophy of Gallic arms, axe surmounted by an animal's head on right. Crawford 452/2; Sear 11; Sydenham 1009.

Ex- Clain-Stefanelli collection
2 commentsAldo05/17/17 at 06:35shanxi: a real beauty
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LEG XXIII8 viewsMark Anthony – Denarius - 32-31BC
Ref – Crawford 544/39
Size/g – 19mm, 3.64g

ANT AVG III VIR RPC, praetorian galley right thyrsos behind prow / LEG XXIII, eagle between standards.

Ex. E E Clain-Stefanelli Collection
4 commentsAldo05/17/17 at 02:28Jay GT4: Yes! Great legion. I've never owned a XXIII
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Julius Caesar Denarius - Cr 452/22 viewsJulius Caesar Denarius. Traveling military mint, 48-47 BC. Laureate head of Pietas right, LII behind (resembling TII) (= 52, Julius' age in 48 BC) / CAESAR, trophy of Gallic arms, axe surmounted by an animal's head on right. Crawford 452/2; Sear 11; Sydenham 1009.

Ex- Clain-Stefanelli collection
2 commentsAldo05/17/17 at 02:27Jay GT4: Awesome coin and provenance!
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Julius Caesar Denarius - Cr 458/14 viewsJulius Caesar Denarius. 47-46 BC, mint in Africa. Diademed head of Venus right / CAESAR, Aeneas walking left, carrying Anchises and the Palladium. Cr458/1, Syd 1013. 1 commentsAldo05/17/17 at 02:26Jay GT4: Great one
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Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 506a - Faustina II, Laetitia46 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, AD 147-148
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG. PII AVG. FIL. Draped bust right, the hair coiled in the back of the head in a chignon and decorated with string of pearls.
Rev.: LAETITIAE PVBLICAE, Laetitia, draped and diademed, standing left, holding long scepter in her left hand, wreath in her outstretched right hand.
Ag, 2.81g, 18mm
Ref.: Kamp. 38.9, RIC 506
Ex Dionysos Numismatik
2 commentsshanxi05/16/17 at 23:47TheEmpireNeverEnded: The eye appeal of your Faustinas is second to none...
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Denar, RIC 3, p.093, 495a - Faustina II, Venus, Victory8 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: AVGVSTI PII FIL, Venus standing left, holding Victory and resting left hand on shield, set on helmet.
Ag, 3.65g, 17.1mm
Ref.: RIC 495a
Ex Poinsignon
1 commentsshanxi05/16/17 at 23:44TheEmpireNeverEnded: Excellent obverse and reverse! I hope to own a Fa...
Faustina_II_53.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.268, 674 - Faustina II, Diana Lucifera5 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, ca. AD 161
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair bun without pearls
Rev.: DIANA LVCIF, Diana standing left, holding long lighted torch in both hands.
Ag, 3.41g, 17mm
Ref.: Strack 520b, BMCRE 87, Cohen 85, RIC 674
1 commentsshanxi05/16/17 at 23:42TheEmpireNeverEnded: Really gorgeous
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Denar, RIC 3, p.269, 688 - Faustina II, Juno standing12 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust right
Rev.: IVNO, Juno, veiled, standing left, patera in right, long scepter in left, peacock at feet
Ag, 3.45g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) 688
3 commentsshanxi05/16/17 at 23:41TheEmpireNeverEnded: What a portrait!
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LEG XXIII8 viewsMark Anthony – Denarius - 32-31BC
Ref – Crawford 544/39
Size/g – 19mm, 3.64g

ANT AVG III VIR RPC, praetorian galley right thyrsos behind prow / LEG XXIII, eagle between standards.

Ex. E E Clain-Stefanelli Collection
4 commentsAldo05/16/17 at 22:32Legatus: Nice. Leg XXIII is not easy to find. Congrats
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Valens AV Solidus7 viewsValens, 364-378 Solidus Nicomedia circa 364-367, AV
(20.5mm., 3.93g.)
Obv: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r.
Rev. Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe. In exergue, SMNS.
RIC 2b. Dep. 13/2.
2 commentsorfew05/16/17 at 19:12Jay GT4: Nice one!
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Constantine Follis22 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
3 commentsorfew05/16/17 at 17:42Vincent: One of the best ones I've ever seen
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Valens AV Solidus7 viewsValens, 364-378 Solidus Nicomedia circa 364-367, AV
(20.5mm., 3.93g.)
Obv: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r.
Rev. Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe. In exergue, SMNS.
RIC 2b. Dep. 13/2.
2 commentsorfew05/16/17 at 17:40Vincent: Very attractive coin...the little wear makes it ev...
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Clashed die of Lucilla (wife of Lucius Verus) Struck 164 - 169 C.E.10 viewsObverse - LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG FB. Draped bust right.
Reverse - PIETAS. Pietas standing left, right hand over lighted altar and holding box of incense in left. SC in field
30 mm diam. 19.8g. RIC 1756
Reverse clearly shows an inverse portrait caused by a clashed die
2 commentsNORMAN K05/16/17 at 15:13NORMAN K: thanks. I have been trying to upgrade my photos a...
Faustina_II_59.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.269, 688 - Faustina II, Juno standing12 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust right
Rev.: IVNO, Juno, veiled, standing left, patera in right, long scepter in left, peacock at feet
Ag, 3.45g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) 688
3 commentsshanxi05/16/17 at 12:49Canaan: Very nice example the hair style is very nice cong...
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Augustus, Antoninianus25 viewsRome mint AD 250/251
DIVO AVGVSTO radiate head right
CONSECRATIO Eagle facing with spred wings and head left
3.10 gr
Ref : RIC IV # 77, Cohen # 577, RCV # 9458
in qblay's catalog : AU27/A045
Ex Gemini XIII auction, #291
4 commentsPotator II05/15/17 at 23:36Nemonater: Very nice!
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Syria, Laodicea ad Mare. Elagabalus AE18. 6 viewsObv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Turreted bust of Tyche in distyle arched shrine.
BMC 101, Lindgren I 2100A .
2 commentsancientone05/15/17 at 19:47shanxi: beautiful reverse
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Test Test Test9 viewsTest Test Test1 commentsNemonater05/15/17 at 11:28Jay GT4: I was the under bidder!
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Pisidia, Termessos Major. Æ3011 viewsObv: TEΡMHCCEΩN AVTONOMWN Θ, laureate head of Zeus right.
Rev: TΩN MEIZONΩN, Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopiae, Θ in left field.
AD 238-268.
3 commentsancientone05/15/17 at 09:16Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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Roman Empire, Caracalla Bimetallic Sestertius45 viewsObv. M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P, emperor, accompanied by two officiers, standing r. on platform, haranguing soldiers behind, standards, in ex. S C.
Mint: Rome, 214 A.D.

32mm 32.71g

RIC 525c var. (draped bust); Banti 59

Before a battle, or on parade, the emperor would address his troops in an event known as an adlocutio cohortium (address to the cohorts). This was an important opportunity for the emperor to be present among his troops and inspire morale and esprit de corps among them. A sestertius of Gaius (Caligula), issued on behalf of a donative for the Praetorian Guard, was the first to employ the adlocutio as a reverse type. Similar subsequent issues were minted to emphasize the emperor's perceived, if not actual, role as military commander. The present specimen commemorates Caracalla's victory against the Germans and his preparations for a Persian war. Caracalla idolized Alexander the Great and, as other emperors before him, wished to recreate his successes in the east. Thus, in 214 AD, after having been proclaimed "Alexander" at Philippopolis in Thrace, he assembled his troops, who had been outfitted as Macedonians, and proceeded into Asia Minor. Caracalla's ambitions were, however, hampered by his own unfit physical and mental state; over the next three years the campaign degeneratged into near-chaos and ended with Caracalla's murder (written by CNG, 2003).
6 commentskc05/15/17 at 05:52ickster: Wow!
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818.06 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 121-22 AD Athena standing5 viewsReference.
Emmett 818.11; Milne 1179; RPC 5311.4 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 64, 1290 (this coin).

Issue L Ϛ = year 6

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

Rev. L Ϛ
Athena standing left, holding Nike, shield to right

13..05 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection
2 commentsokidoki05/15/17 at 03:44Jay GT4: Yup. Nice one
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Pisidia, Termessos Major. Æ3011 viewsObv: TEΡMHCCEΩN AVTONOMWN Θ, laureate head of Zeus right.
Rev: TΩN MEIZONΩN, Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopiae, Θ in left field.
AD 238-268.
3 commentsancientone05/15/17 at 02:52Jay GT4: I like that reverse
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GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater89 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

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

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

8.38g

Choice UNC

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

Clickable for a larger image
4 commentsJay GT405/15/17 at 02:16ancientone: Amazing!
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G. Iulius Caesar, Crawford 480/1316 viewsGaius Iulius Caesar, 13.6.100-15.3.11 BC, gens Iulia
AR - Denar, 3.83g, 19.7mm, 90°
Rome, Feb.-Mar. 44 BC
moneyer P. Sepullius Macer
obv. Head of Caesar, wreathed and veiled, r.
before CAESAR, behind DICT PERPETVO
rev. r. P SERPVLLVS, l. MACER (both from top to bottom)
Venus Victrix with bare l. breast, stg. l., holding small Victory in xxtended r. hand and resting with raised l. hand on lpng sceptre on which is leaning the shield set on ground
ref. Crawford 480/13; Sydenham 1074; RSC Julius Caesar 39; BMCRR I Rome 4173; SRCV I 1414; Vagi 56; Sear CRI 107d
VF, portrait!, toned, scratches, somewhat excentric
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

From highest historical importance: The 1st portrait of Iulius Caesar and the coin that killed Caesar!

Please, take a look at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=109646.0
5 commentsJochen05/15/17 at 01:39Sam: Historical coin, and impressive is the write up by...
840_P_Hadrian_Emmett818_06.jpg
818.06 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 121-22 AD Athena standing5 viewsReference.
Emmett 818.11; Milne 1179; RPC 5311.4 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 64, 1290 (this coin).

Issue L Ϛ = year 6

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

Rev. L Ϛ
Athena standing left, holding Nike, shield to right

13..05 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection
2 commentsokidoki05/14/17 at 23:08Mat: Nice reverse
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062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC 103var(3)., AE-22, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, #240 views062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC 103var(3)., AE-22, ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩN, #2
avers:- M AVP CEV AΛEΞANΔROC AVΓ (AVΓ in ligature), Laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- ΝΙ-ΚΑ-ΙΕ-ΩN, Between three legionary standards.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21mm, weight: 4,63g, axis: 7h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: , ref: Kemppinen S402, BMC 103var. ,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans05/14/17 at 19:26okidoki: a real beauty
lust1.jpg
Clashed die of Lucilla (wife of Lucius Verus) Struck 164 - 169 C.E.10 viewsObverse - LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG FB. Draped bust right.
Reverse - PIETAS. Pietas standing left, right hand over lighted altar and holding box of incense in left. SC in field
30 mm diam. 19.8g. RIC 1756
Reverse clearly shows an inverse portrait caused by a clashed die
2 commentsNORMAN K05/14/17 at 19:25Randygeki(h2): beautiful coin and great photo
Histiaea_b_k.jpg
EUBOIA, Histiaia3 viewsAR Tetrobol, 14mm, 2.1g, 1h; 267-168 BC.
Obv.: Wreathed head of nymph Histiaia.
Rev.: Histiaia seated on galley holding mast.
Reference: SNG Cop 530 / 17-139-65
1 commentsJohn Anthony05/14/17 at 12:49okidoki: very nice details and looks
Caracalla_Bimetallic_Sestertius.jpg
Roman Empire, Caracalla Bimetallic Sestertius45 viewsObv. M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P, emperor, accompanied by two officiers, standing r. on platform, haranguing soldiers behind, standards, in ex. S C.
Mint: Rome, 214 A.D.

32mm 32.71g

RIC 525c var. (draped bust); Banti 59

Before a battle, or on parade, the emperor would address his troops in an event known as an adlocutio cohortium (address to the cohorts). This was an important opportunity for the emperor to be present among his troops and inspire morale and esprit de corps among them. A sestertius of Gaius (Caligula), issued on behalf of a donative for the Praetorian Guard, was the first to employ the adlocutio as a reverse type. Similar subsequent issues were minted to emphasize the emperor's perceived, if not actual, role as military commander. The present specimen commemorates Caracalla's victory against the Germans and his preparations for a Persian war. Caracalla idolized Alexander the Great and, as other emperors before him, wished to recreate his successes in the east. Thus, in 214 AD, after having been proclaimed "Alexander" at Philippopolis in Thrace, he assembled his troops, who had been outfitted as Macedonians, and proceeded into Asia Minor. Caracalla's ambitions were, however, hampered by his own unfit physical and mental state; over the next three years the campaign degeneratged into near-chaos and ended with Caracalla's murder (written by CNG, 2003).
6 commentskc05/14/17 at 10:20*Alex:
IMG_2624.JPG
3 Constans11 viewsConstans, Rome, AE3, D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laurel and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand. N behind bust. / FEL TEMP REPARAT-I-O, 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, N in right field. Mintmark RT

Ref: RIC VIII Rome 159; LRBC 596
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/14/17 at 09:49NORMAN K: Excellant
837_P_Hadrian_RPC3118.jpg
3118 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Didrachm 128-138 AD Crescent on Mt Argaeus16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3118; Metcalf Conspectus 104; Sydenham 252b corr. (bust type).

Obv. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟС ΤΟ Γ (retrograde).
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.

Rev. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟС / Γ (retrograde).
Mt Argaeus surmounted by crescent

5.84 gr
21 mm
6h
6 commentsokidoki05/14/17 at 09:30NORMAN K: very nice
056_Elagabalus_(218-222_A_D_),_AE-16,_Markianopolis-Moesia-AYT-K-M-AVP-ANT_NINOC_MARKIANO_OLEIT_N_H-J-6_26_20_9_Q-001_1h_15,5-16,5mm_2,70g-s~0.jpg
056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.26.20.9, C AE-16, MARKIANOΠOLEITΩN, Coiled snake turns left.39 views056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.26.20.9, C AE-16, MARKIANOΠOLEITΩN, Coiled snake turns left.
avers: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC (ΩN ligate), Laureate head right.
revers: MARKIANOΠOLEITΩN, Coiled snake turns left.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 15,5-16,5mm, weight: 2,70g, axis:h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date:218 A.D.,
ref: a) AMNG I/1, ???
b) Varbanov (engl.) Not in,
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.26.20.9,
d) Pfeiffer (2013) ???
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans05/14/17 at 08:13Randygeki(h2): Nice green patina!
056_Elagabalus_(218-222_A_D_),_AE-16,_Markianopolis-Moesia-AYT-K-M-AVP-ANT_NEINOC_MARKIANO_OLIT_-N_H-J-6_26_53_2-rev-var__Q-001_0h_15,5-16,5mm_2,87g-s~0.jpg
056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova-Jekov 6.26.53.2var. (revers variation), AE-16, MARKIANOΠOLITΩ/N, Lion advancing right.41 views056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova-Jekov 6.26.53.2var. (revers variation), AE-16, MARKIANOΠOLITΩ/N, Lion advancing right.
avers: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC (NE ligate) , Laureate head right.
revers: MARKIANOΠOLITΩ/N, Lion advancing right.
exe: -/-//N, diameter: 15,5-16,5mm, weight: 2,87g, axis: 0h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date: 218 A.D.,
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Jekov (2014):
rev. not listed
obv. e.g. No. 6.26.53.2
d) not in Pfeiffer (2013)
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans05/14/17 at 08:12Randygeki(h2): Very cool reverse
Clipboard-3.JPG
5 views1 commentsancientone05/14/17 at 08:10Randygeki(h2): Nice!
Aelius.jpg
Aelius Denarius A.D. 136-138, RIC 428var, RSC 14b7 viewsL AELIVS CAESAR TR P COS II, bare head right / CONCORDIA, Concordia standing left, leaning on column, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Maximum Diameter:
Weight:
3 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded05/14/17 at 08:10Randygeki(h2): A nice portrait
Gaul,_Remi.jpg
NORTHEAST GAUL, REMI AE Potin Unit3 viewsOBVERSE: Figure seated facing with legs crossed holding torque and plait of hair
REVERSE: Boar standing right with snake-like ornament above, star below
Struck at unknown Mint, 100-50 BC
21mm, 6.12g
D&T220 // Depeyrot NC VII, 33 // BMC447-9 // DeLaTour8145
1 commentsLegatus05/14/17 at 08:10Randygeki(h2): neat coin
RI_151r_img.jpg
151 - Maximinus II - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 107c 7 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right (parallel wreath ties with rounded ends)
Rev:– GENIO IMPERATORIS, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys at waist, left hand holding cornucopiae and right hand holding patera
Minted in Alexandria (K | S / P // ALE).
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 107c (Common)
1 commentsmaridvnvm05/14/17 at 08:10Randygeki(h2): Nice!
RI_169aw_img.jpg
169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 199 var 9 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Siscia; (//ASIS Sym4),
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 199 var (unlisted from this Officina in RIC)
2 commentsmaridvnvm05/14/17 at 08:09Randygeki(h2): Congrats! Theres a lot to like about this coin!
Cuneiform~0.jpg
15 views1 commentsQuant.Geek05/14/17 at 08:08Randygeki(h2): Thats cool!
322_P_Hadrian_Emmett820_6.JPG
820.06 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 121-22 AD Athena standing.7 viewsReference.
Very Rare R5
Emmett 820.6; Curtis 363; RPC 3, 5310/6

Issue L Ϛ = year 6

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ CΕΒ
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, Crescent in front.

Rev. L Ϛ
Athena standing facing head Left, with spear left hand and shield right hand resting on shield set on ground

12.83 gr
24 mm
h
1 commentsokidoki05/14/17 at 08:08Randygeki(h2): Nice!
RI_169ax_img.jpg
169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Trier 2348 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Nimbate Phoenix standing right on globe
Minted in Trier; (//TRS .),
Reference:– RIC VIII Trier 234 (C2)
3 commentsmaridvnvm05/14/17 at 08:08Randygeki(h2): Nice addition. The Phoenix looks wonderful!
RI_064tb_img.jpg
064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -4 viewsObv:– IMP CA L SE SEV PER AG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT REDVC, Fortuna standing left, holding long scepter & cornucopia
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194
References:– RIC -. BMCRE -. RSC -.
1 commentsmaridvnvm05/14/17 at 08:07Randygeki(h2): A very nice example.
Trajan_column.jpg
Trajan's column denarius17 viewsIMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP
Laureate head of Trajan right

SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Trajan's column with eagles on its base

Rome 115 AD

RSC 558

3.16g

Ex-Aegean

New Photo
1 commentsJay GT405/14/17 at 08:07Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
Juba_II~0.jpg
Juba I of Numidia denarius20 viewsREX IVBA
Diademed and draped bust right, sceptre over shoulder

Neo-punic inscription, octastyle temple

Utica, Mauretania
60-46 BC

3.34g
Mazard 85

Double stuck

New Photo
3 commentsJay GT405/14/17 at 08:07Randygeki(h2): Great photo.
Piso~0.jpg
90 BC Calpurnius Piso23 viewsLaureate head of Apollo right

L PISO FRVGI
Naked horseman galloping to the right holding palm-branch
CXXXI ? in exergue

Rome 90 BC

3.71g

Sear 235

"This extraordinarily large and complex issue represents one of the principal war coinages of the Romans during the conflict with the Marsic Confederation. The control-Marks are legion and consist of letters, mumerals and symbols in a multitude of combinations on the obverse and reverse" SEAR Millenium Edition
3 commentsJay GT405/14/17 at 08:06Randygeki(h2): Nice!
AugustusBull.jpg
Augustus denarius55 viewsAVGVSTVS DIVI F
Bare head of Augustus right

IMP XII
Bull butting left

3.72g

Lugdunum 15 - 13 BC

RIC I, 189a

Rare bull butting left

Ex-ANE
3 commentsJay GT405/14/17 at 07:04quadrans: I like this ..
0030-521.jpg
Augustus, Antoninianus25 viewsRome mint AD 250/251
DIVO AVGVSTO radiate head right
CONSECRATIO Eagle facing with spred wings and head left
3.10 gr
Ref : RIC IV # 77, Cohen # 577, RCV # 9458
in qblay's catalog : AU27/A045
Ex Gemini XIII auction, #291
4 commentsPotator II05/14/17 at 06:19quadrans: I agree great coin ..
ludwig.jpg
Louis I (Ludwig I) (1342-1382A.D.)19 viewsHungary
AR Denar
O: +MONETA LODOVICI, Head of Saracen left.
R: REGIS HVNGARIE, patriarchal cross.
.69g
15mm
Unger-432a, CNH-2-089A, Huszar-547, Pohl-89-01
3 commentsMat05/14/17 at 06:15quadrans: Nice one Mat .. I like this type..
The ref :Ung...
Caracalla_Bimetallic_Sestertius.jpg
Roman Empire, Caracalla Bimetallic Sestertius45 viewsObv. M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P, emperor, accompanied by two officiers, standing r. on platform, haranguing soldiers behind, standards, in ex. S C.
Mint: Rome, 214 A.D.

32mm 32.71g

RIC 525c var. (draped bust); Banti 59

Before a battle, or on parade, the emperor would address his troops in an event known as an adlocutio cohortium (address to the cohorts). This was an important opportunity for the emperor to be present among his troops and inspire morale and esprit de corps among them. A sestertius of Gaius (Caligula), issued on behalf of a donative for the Praetorian Guard, was the first to employ the adlocutio as a reverse type. Similar subsequent issues were minted to emphasize the emperor's perceived, if not actual, role as military commander. The present specimen commemorates Caracalla's victory against the Germans and his preparations for a Persian war. Caracalla idolized Alexander the Great and, as other emperors before him, wished to recreate his successes in the east. Thus, in 214 AD, after having been proclaimed "Alexander" at Philippopolis in Thrace, he assembled his troops, who had been outfitted as Macedonians, and proceeded into Asia Minor. Caracalla's ambitions were, however, hampered by his own unfit physical and mental state; over the next three years the campaign degeneratged into near-chaos and ended with Caracalla's murder (written by CNG, 2003).
6 commentskc05/14/17 at 06:13quadrans: Great one..
Seleukid_AE.JPG
Seleukid Kingdom, Reign of Antiochos VI Dionysus8 views145-142 BC
AE17 Serrate (17.5mm, 4.29g)
O: Diademed and radiate head right.
R: Panther advancing left with paw raised, holding palm branch in mouth; BAΣIΛEΩΣ
ANTIOXOY and ΣTA above, star behind, EΠIΦANOYΣ ∆IONYΣOY in exergue.
SNG Spaer 1784; Houghton 241v (cornucopiae); Sear 7083
ex FortunA (Forvm Auctions)
3 commentsEnodia05/14/17 at 06:11quadrans: Congrats
Piso~0.jpg
90 BC Calpurnius Piso23 viewsLaureate head of Apollo right

L PISO FRVGI
Naked horseman galloping to the right holding palm-branch
CXXXI ? in exergue

Rome 90 BC

3.71g

Sear 235

"This extraordinarily large and complex issue represents one of the principal war coinages of the Romans during the conflict with the Marsic Confederation. The control-Marks are legion and consist of letters, mumerals and symbols in a multitude of combinations on the obverse and reverse" SEAR Millenium Edition
3 commentsJay GT405/14/17 at 06:10quadrans: Nice one..
Cassius.jpg
63 BC L. Cassius Longinus27 viewsVeiled and diad. head of Vesta left, two-handled cup behind, control letter "A" before

LONGIN III V
Togate citizen standing left depositing ballot inscribed V in voting box

Rome 63 BC
3.75 g

Sear 364, RRC 413/1, RSC Cassia 10

Ex Roberto Pedoni


On the obverse below the chin of Vesta is a control letter. The only letters employed on this issue are L, C, A, S, S (inverted) and I. If you collect enough coins of this moneyer, you can spell the moneyer's name in full: L. CASSI
4 commentsJay GT405/14/17 at 04:00TheEmpireNeverEnded: This is gorgeous! Now I have to find one like it ...
VespasianJupiter.jpg
RIC 849 Vespasian denarius207 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
laureate head of Vespasian right

IOVIS CVSTOS
Jupiter standing half-left, sacrificing from patera in right over small lit altar at feet on left, long scepter grounded behind in left


Rome, 75 - 76 A.D.

3.458g, die axis 180o


RIC II, part 1, 849 (C3); BMCRE III 276; RSC II 222; BnF III 249; SRCV I 2295

Ex-Heritage CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction 3032, part of lot 30530, Ex- Forum
11 commentsJay GT405/14/17 at 03:29TheEmpireNeverEnded: Quite the reverse, too!
Gold_earing.jpg
Roman Gold Earing47 viewsRoman Gold Earing

Looped at one end, globular design on the other

1-3rd century

13mm

0.48g

Ex-ANE
1 commentsJay GT405/14/17 at 03:28TheEmpireNeverEnded: Incredible!
Hadrian_RIC_244_RSC_762.jpg
Hadrian Denarius RIC 244, RSC 762, BMC 6352 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right / FORTVNA AVG, Fortuna standing left with rudder on globe and cornucopia.
Maximum Diameter:
Weight:
1 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded05/14/17 at 03:10Jay GT4: Love the flow lines on the reverse
Nerva_RIC_14.jpg
Nerva Denarius A.D. 97 RIC 14, RSC 20, BMC 2520 viewsIMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right / CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, clasped hands.
Maximum Diameter: 16.0 mm
Weight: 3.03 g
2 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded05/14/17 at 03:09Jay GT4: Nice reverse
Tacitus_RIC_44.jpg
Tacitus Antoninianus A.D. 275-276 RIC 44, Sear5 117892 views IMP C M CL TACITVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / PAX PVBLICA, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and transverse sceptre. Lyons mint.
Maximum Diameter:
Weight:
1 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded05/14/17 at 03:09Jay GT4: Great
Tiberius.jpg
Tiberius Denarius RIC 30 4 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Livia, as Pax, seated right on throne, holding long sceptre and olive branch, chair legs ornamented, single line below.
Maximum Diameter:
Weight: 3.62 g
2 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded05/14/17 at 03:08Jay GT4: A must have for the Roman collector
Aelius.jpg
Aelius Denarius A.D. 136-138, RIC 428var, RSC 14b7 viewsL AELIVS CAESAR TR P COS II, bare head right / CONCORDIA, Concordia standing left, leaning on column, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Maximum Diameter:
Weight:
3 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded05/14/17 at 03:08Jay GT4: Honest coin. Congrats
RI_169aw_img.jpg
169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 199 var 9 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Siscia; (//ASIS Sym4),
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 199 var (unlisted from this Officina in RIC)
2 commentsmaridvnvm05/13/17 at 21:00Mat: Lovely patina & coin
RI_169ax_img.jpg
169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Trier 2348 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Nimbate Phoenix standing right on globe
Minted in Trier; (//TRS .),
Reference:– RIC VIII Trier 234 (C2)
3 commentsmaridvnvm05/13/17 at 21:00Mat: Lovely bronze
056_Elagabalus_(218-222_A_D_),_AE-16,_Markianopolis-Moesia-AYT-K-M-AVP-ANT_NEINOC_MARKIANO_OLIT_-N_H-J-6_26_53_2-rev-var__Q-001_0h_15,5-16,5mm_2,87g-s~0.jpg
056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova-Jekov 6.26.53.2var. (revers variation), AE-16, MARKIANOΠOLITΩ/N, Lion advancing right.41 views056p Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova-Jekov 6.26.53.2var. (revers variation), AE-16, MARKIANOΠOLITΩ/N, Lion advancing right.
avers: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC (NE ligate) , Laureate head right.
revers: MARKIANOΠOLITΩ/N, Lion advancing right.
exe: -/-//N, diameter: 15,5-16,5mm, weight: 2,87g, axis: 0h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date: 218 A.D.,
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Jekov (2014):
rev. not listed
obv. e.g. No. 6.26.53.2
d) not in Pfeiffer (2013)
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans05/13/17 at 21:00Mat: Very nice, great reverse
Caracalla_Bimetallic_Sestertius.jpg
Roman Empire, Caracalla Bimetallic Sestertius45 viewsObv. M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P, emperor, accompanied by two officiers, standing r. on platform, haranguing soldiers behind, standards, in ex. S C.
Mint: Rome, 214 A.D.

32mm 32.71g

RIC 525c var. (draped bust); Banti 59

Before a battle, or on parade, the emperor would address his troops in an event known as an adlocutio cohortium (address to the cohorts). This was an important opportunity for the emperor to be present among his troops and inspire morale and esprit de corps among them. A sestertius of Gaius (Caligula), issued on behalf of a donative for the Praetorian Guard, was the first to employ the adlocutio as a reverse type. Similar subsequent issues were minted to emphasize the emperor's perceived, if not actual, role as military commander. The present specimen commemorates Caracalla's victory against the Germans and his preparations for a Persian war. Caracalla idolized Alexander the Great and, as other emperors before him, wished to recreate his successes in the east. Thus, in 214 AD, after having been proclaimed "Alexander" at Philippopolis in Thrace, he assembled his troops, who had been outfitted as Macedonians, and proceeded into Asia Minor. Caracalla's ambitions were, however, hampered by his own unfit physical and mental state; over the next three years the campaign degeneratged into near-chaos and ended with Caracalla's murder (written by CNG, 2003).
6 commentskc05/13/17 at 14:01okidoki: excellent
ConstantiusI_RIC-24a.jpg
Roman Imperial: Constantius I, as Caesar (293-305 CE) Æ Follis, Carthage (RIC 24a)8 viewsObv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES; Head laureate facing right
Rev: FELIX A - DV - ENT AVGG NN; Africa in elephant-skin headdress standing left holding vexillum and tusk, lion attacking bull at feet, PKT in exergue, H in left field

The H in field indicate that Constantius was a Herculian rather than Jovian Caesar.
1 commentsQuant.Geek05/13/17 at 12:43Jay GT4: Great portrait and the patina is lovely
Magnentius.jpg
Roman Empire, Magnentius17 views3 commentsXLi05/13/17 at 09:45*Alex: Indeed.
Cisto_k.jpg
MYSIA, Pergamon.4 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 29mm 12.5, 12h; Cistophoric standard, c. 104-98 BC.
Obv.: Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath.
Rev.: Bow case with serpents; above, KP above prytaneis monogram, civic monogram to left, serpent-entwined staff to right.
Reference: Kleiner, Hoard 36; SNG France 1740 (same obv. die); SNG Cop 433 / 17-143-175
1 commentsJohn Anthony05/13/17 at 08:55shanxi: nice example
Clipboard4~8.jpg
Samaria, Caesarea Maritima. Trajan Decius AE24.8 viewsObv: IMP C C M Q TRA DECIVS AVG,radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL P F AVG FC CAES MET P S P, eagle standing right, head left, supporting wreath with head of Tyche in center .
Kadman 129
1 commentsancientone05/13/17 at 04:13Jay GT4: What an interesting reverse design
Seleukid_AE.JPG
Seleukid Kingdom, Reign of Antiochos VI Dionysus8 views145-142 BC
AE17 Serrate (17.5mm, 4.29g)
O: Diademed and radiate head right.
R: Panther advancing left with paw raised, holding palm branch in mouth; BAΣIΛEΩΣ
ANTIOXOY and ΣTA above, star behind, EΠIΦANOYΣ ∆IONYΣOY in exergue.
SNG Spaer 1784; Houghton 241v (cornucopiae); Sear 7083
ex FortunA (Forvm Auctions)
3 commentsEnodia05/13/17 at 01:30Nemonater: Very nice, interesting coin!
Vlasto_822.JPG
Taras, Calabria9 views272-235 BC (Period VIII - The Roman Alliance I)
AR Didrachm (19mm, 6.18g, 2h).
O: Youth on horseback left, crowning horse; cornucopia in field to right, |-APEAC (magistrate) below.
R: Taras riding dolphin left, holding kantharos in extended right hand and upright trident in left; POΛY behind, ΤΑΡΑΣ below..
Vlasto 822; Evans VIII, A4; Cote 456; HN Italy 997; cf Sear 374
From the W. H. Guertin Collection; ex CNG

The symbolism of the cornucopia has many origins in ancient lore, from the story of Zeus and Amaltheia to that of Herakles and the river-god Acheloos. Dionysus is also associated with the “horn of plenty”.
All of these deities were venerated at Taras, so the appearance of the cornucopia on this coin may be connected to any of the three, although the kantharos in Taras‘ extended right hand on the reverse makes the cult of Dionysus quite compelling.
George Brauer Jr. (‘Taras: Its History and Coinage’) suggests that the cornucopia can represent “the fruits of war”, and while the city of Taras was constantly fighting one battle or another during its long history, I believe the commonly seen Nike would be a more appropriate symbol of a military victory, and the passive nature of this particular type, with Taras holding his trident in a decidedly non-threatening posture, also seems to argue against this idea. In addition the fact that the city had just been subdued by Rome would apparently put Brauer’s theory to rest, at least in this case.
Of course the answer may be as simple as a local celebration of a particularly prosperous year, or a thank you to Demeter for an abundant harvest. We may never know for certain, but this kind of speculation can be half the fun of collecting!
4 commentsEnodia05/12/17 at 22:21Molinari: Interesting write up!!
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Juba I of Numidia denarius20 viewsREX IVBA
Diademed and draped bust right, sceptre over shoulder

Neo-punic inscription, octastyle temple

Utica, Mauretania
60-46 BC

3.34g
Mazard 85

Double stuck

New Photo
3 commentsJay GT405/12/17 at 20:01ancientone: Very cool coin!
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PISIDIA, Antioch. Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. 3 viewsÆ35, 25.8g, 6h.
Obv.: IVLIA A-GVSTA; Draped bust r.
Rev.: COL CES ANTIOCH; Mên standing facing, head right, left foot on bucranium, leaning on low cippus, holding sceptre and Nike; to left, cock standing left; S R across fields.
Reference: Krzyzanowska XXI/48; SNG France 1121 / 17-147-150
1 commentsJohn Anthony05/12/17 at 20:00ancientone: Very nice and Large!!
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G. Iulius Caesar, Crawford 480/1316 viewsGaius Iulius Caesar, 13.6.100-15.3.11 BC, gens Iulia
AR - Denar, 3.83g, 19.7mm, 90°
Rome, Feb.-Mar. 44 BC
moneyer P. Sepullius Macer
obv. Head of Caesar, wreathed and veiled, r.
before CAESAR, behind DICT PERPETVO
rev. r. P SERPVLLVS, l. MACER (both from top to bottom)
Venus Victrix with bare l. breast, stg. l., holding small Victory in xxtended r. hand and resting with raised l. hand on lpng sceptre on which is leaning the shield set on ground
ref. Crawford 480/13; Sydenham 1074; RSC Julius Caesar 39; BMCRR I Rome 4173; SRCV I 1414; Vagi 56; Sear CRI 107d
VF, portrait!, toned, scratches, somewhat excentric
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

From highest historical importance: The 1st portrait of Iulius Caesar and the coin that killed Caesar!

Please, take a look at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=109646.0
5 commentsJochen05/12/17 at 19:58ancientone: That's a beauty!!
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Constantius II Gold solidus31 viewsDN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Diademed head of Constantius II right.

GLORIA REI PVBLICAE
Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, facing each other, supporting wreath inscribed VOT XXXX, ANTΘ in exergue.

Antioch, 9th officina, ca. AD 355-361

3.96g

RIC VIII 172; Depeyrot 12/1.

Freed from an NGC holder! Quite a lovely coin in hand.

4 commentsJay GT405/12/17 at 19:32Canaan: Very nice one
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Juba I of Numidia denarius20 viewsREX IVBA
Diademed and draped bust right, sceptre over shoulder

Neo-punic inscription, octastyle temple

Utica, Mauretania
60-46 BC

3.34g
Mazard 85

Double stuck

New Photo
3 commentsJay GT405/12/17 at 19:31Canaan: A must have!
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90 BC Calpurnius Piso23 viewsLaureate head of Apollo right

L PISO FRVGI
Naked horseman galloping to the right holding palm-branch
CXXXI ? in exergue

Rome 90 BC

3.71g

Sear 235

"This extraordinarily large and complex issue represents one of the principal war coinages of the Romans during the conflict with the Marsic Confederation. The control-Marks are legion and consist of letters, mumerals and symbols in a multitude of combinations on the obverse and reverse" SEAR Millenium Edition
3 commentsJay GT405/12/17 at 19:31Canaan: Very nice and historic value!
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Roman Empire, Magnentius17 views3 commentsXLi05/12/17 at 15:49Jay GT4: Excellent reverse!
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GAUL, Nemausus. Augustus, with Agrippa. 27 BC-AD 14. 6 viewsÆ Dupondius, 26mm, 12.3g, 2h; Nemausus mint. Struck circa AD 10-14.
Obv.: Heads of Agrippa left and Augustus right, back to back, that of Agrippa wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, that of Augustus laureate.
Rev.: COL NEM; Crocodile right chained to palm-branch; wreath with long ties above.
Reference: RPC I 525; RIC I 159 / 17-144-225
2 commentsJohn Anthony05/12/17 at 15:40Jay GT4: Always liked this type.
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Divus Antoninus Pius (Marcus Aurelius, 161-180)3 viewsÆ Sestertius, 34mm, 23.1g, 12h; Rome, post AD 161.
Obv.: DIVVS ANTONINVS; Bare head right.
Rev.: DIVO - PIO; Column surmounted by statue of Antoninus Pius; / S - C.
Reference: RIC III 1269, p. 315 / 17-146-181
1 commentsJohn Anthony05/12/17 at 15:29Jay GT4: Love the reverse
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G. Iulius Caesar, Crawford 480/1316 viewsGaius Iulius Caesar, 13.6.100-15.3.11 BC, gens Iulia
AR - Denar, 3.83g, 19.7mm, 90°
Rome, Feb.-Mar. 44 BC
moneyer P. Sepullius Macer
obv. Head of Caesar, wreathed and veiled, r.
before CAESAR, behind DICT PERPETVO
rev. r. P SERPVLLVS, l. MACER (both from top to bottom)
Venus Victrix with bare l. breast, stg. l., holding small Victory in xxtended r. hand and resting with raised l. hand on lpng sceptre on which is leaning the shield set on ground
ref. Crawford 480/13; Sydenham 1074; RSC Julius Caesar 39; BMCRR I Rome 4173; SRCV I 1414; Vagi 56; Sear CRI 107d
VF, portrait!, toned, scratches, somewhat excentric
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

From highest historical importance: The 1st portrait of Iulius Caesar and the coin that killed Caesar!

Please, take a look at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=109646.0
5 commentsJochen05/12/17 at 15:28Jay GT4: Great historical coin!
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Fouree Genius3 viewsObv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
Laur. r., dr.
Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P
Genius standing l., holding patera

2.57g, 18mm
1 commentsklausklage05/12/17 at 12:23Jay GT4: Very boldly struck even though it's a fouree.....
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Aquileia 09930 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Aquileia; (//AQP dot), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Aquileia 99 (C)
3 commentsmaridvnvm05/12/17 at 10:11Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Bithynia, Nicomedia. Marcus Aurelius AE27.9 viewsObv: AVT K M AVR ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: MHTR NEWKO NEIKOMH, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, two corn-ears at neck.
1 commentsancientone05/12/17 at 09:37okidoki: very nice Lady
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17 Antoninus Pius28 viewsAntoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Æ sestertius (34.0 mm, 25.29 g, 11 h). Rome mint, Struck A.D. 145-161. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS IIII, laureate head right / FELICITAS AVG, SC, Felicitas standing left, holding capricorn and long caduceus. RIC 770; BMCRE 1677. aVF.
Ex 1030, sale 53, lot 106. Ex- Dave Surber Collection.
Ex Agora Auction 28, lot 87
4 commentsSosius05/12/17 at 07:18Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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15 Hadrian4 viewsHadrian. A.D. 117-138. AE sestertius. Rome mint, struck A.D. 119.
Hadrian. A.D. 117-138. AE sestertius (35.51 mm, 26.94 g, 7 h). Rome mint, struck A.D. 119. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIA-NVS AVG P M TR P COS III, laureate, bare-chested "heroic" bust right, drapery on left shoulder / PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM S - C, Hadrian, togate, standing facing, head left, right hand receiving scepter borne by eagle descending from sky on left and scroll (?) in left hand. RIC 589; BMC 1203. good VF/VF, fantastic sensitive portrait on heroic bust, green patina with spots of red, particularly on reverse. Ex Agora Auctions 5/9/2017
1 commentsSosius05/12/17 at 07:17Randygeki(h2): Great portrait and patina
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11 Titus5 viewsTitus. A.D. 79-81. AE as. Rome mint, A.D. 80-81. From the RJM Collection.
Titus. A.D. 79-81. AE as (10.14 g, 5 h). Rome mint, A.D. 80-81. IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, laureate head right / AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and rod. RIC 214. VF, green and red-brown patina, some roughness.

From the RJM Collection.

Ex Agora Auctions, 5/9/2017
2 commentsSosius05/12/17 at 07:16Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Taras, Calabria9 views272-235 BC (Period VIII - The Roman Alliance I)
AR Didrachm (19mm, 6.18g, 2h).
O: Youth on horseback left, crowning horse; cornucopia in field to right, |-APEAC (magistrate) below.
R: Taras riding dolphin left, holding kantharos in extended right hand and upright trident in left; POΛY behind, ΤΑΡΑΣ below..
Vlasto 822; Evans VIII, A4; Cote 456; HN Italy 997; cf Sear 374
From the W. H. Guertin Collection; ex CNG

The symbolism of the cornucopia has many origins in ancient lore, from the story of Zeus and Amaltheia to that of Herakles and the river-god Acheloos. Dionysus is also associated with the “horn of plenty”.
All of these deities were venerated at Taras, so the appearance of the cornucopia on this coin may be connected to any of the three, although the kantharos in Taras‘ extended right hand on the reverse makes the cult of Dionysus quite compelling.
George Brauer Jr. (‘Taras: Its History and Coinage’) suggests that the cornucopia can represent “the fruits of war”, and while the city of Taras was constantly fighting one battle or another during its long history, I believe the commonly seen Nike would be a more appropriate symbol of a military victory, and the passive nature of this particular type, with Taras holding his trident in a decidedly non-threatening posture, also seems to argue against this idea. In addition the fact that the city had just been subdued by Rome would apparently put Brauer’s theory to rest, at least in this case.
Of course the answer may be as simple as a local celebration of a particularly prosperous year, or a thank you to Demeter for an abundant harvest. We may never know for certain, but this kind of speculation can be half the fun of collecting!
4 commentsEnodia05/12/17 at 07:15Randygeki(h2): beautiful coin my friend
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Bactria7 viewsBactria, Menander 165-130 BC, Drachm
Bactria, Menander 165-130 BC, Drachm, 2.46g: Obv: Helmeted head of Menander right "BASILEWS SWTHPOS MENANDPOY" Rev: Athena left brandishing a spear and shield. Monogram to left.. Bop 16E.
Ex Aegean Numismatics auction, 5/11/17
2 commentsSosius05/12/17 at 07:15Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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Constantius II Gold solidus31 viewsDN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Diademed head of Constantius II right.

GLORIA REI PVBLICAE
Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, facing each other, supporting wreath inscribed VOT XXXX, ANTΘ in exergue.

Antioch, 9th officina, ca. AD 355-361

3.96g

RIC VIII 172; Depeyrot 12/1.

Freed from an NGC holder! Quite a lovely coin in hand.

4 commentsJay GT405/12/17 at 07:04Randygeki(h2): Oh cool! Nice addition Jay!
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RIC 1496 Domitian denarius30 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation

PON MAX TR P COS IIII
winged caduceus.

Uncertain eastern "O" mint
76 AD

3.24g

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

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

6 commentsJay GT405/12/17 at 07:04Randygeki(h2): Great coin!
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Bactria7 viewsBactria, Menander 165-130 BC, Drachm
Bactria, Menander 165-130 BC, Drachm, 2.46g: Obv: Helmeted head of Menander right "BASILEWS SWTHPOS MENANDPOY" Rev: Athena left brandishing a spear and shield. Monogram to left.. Bop 16E.
Ex Aegean Numismatics auction, 5/11/17
2 commentsSosius05/12/17 at 04:34Jay GT4: Wonderfully sharp
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Samaria, Caesarea Maritima. Volusian.6 views A.D. 251-253. AE22. IMP C C VOLVSSINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. COL P F AVG F C CAES METR P R S PAL,emperor on horseback galloping right, holding spear. Kadman 228; Rosenberger 187;1 commentsancientone05/12/17 at 04:33Jay GT4: Dynamic reverse
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Maria Di Medici Jeton26 viewsMARIA. D. GR. FRANC. AND. NAVA. REG, 16 NB 08 in exergue.
Coat of arms half of France and quartered of Medici, and of Austria, surrounded by a crown half of laurel and half of palm

SERVAT DATAM 1608 in exergue
Two intertwined hands as a sign of trust between a palm and an olive branch. Above, the name JEHOVAH in Hebrew (YHWH) , whose rays penetrate dense clouds.

5.24g, 28mm

"Mary of God's Grace Queen of France and Navarre"

"He protects those who trust him."

Maria was born at the Palazzo Pitti of Florence, Italy, the sixth daughter of Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Archduchess Joanna of Austria. Marie was one of seven children, but only she and her sister Eleonora survived to adulthood.

Maria is not a male-line descendant of Lorenzo the Magnificent but from Lorenzo the Elder, a branch of the Medici family referred to as the 'cadet' branch. She does descend from Lorenzo in the female-line however, through his daughter Lucrezia de' Medici. Nonetheless this 'cadet' branch produced every Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1537 to 1737, and the kings of France from Louis XIII in 1601 to Louis XVI in 1793.

She married Henry IV of France in October 1600 following the annulment of his marriage to Margaret of Valois. The wedding ceremony in Florence, Italy (to which Henry did not turn up, marrying her by proxy) was celebrated with 4,000 guests and lavish entertainments. She brought as part of her dowry 600,000 crowns. Her eldest son, the future King Louis XIII, was born at Fontainebleau the following year.

Maria was crowned Queen of France on 13 May 1610, a day before her husband's death. Hours after Henry's assassination, she was confirmed as regent by the Parliament of Paris. She immediately banished his mistress, Catherine Henriette de Balzac, from the court.

Her daughter, Henrietta Maria was queen consort of England, Scotland, and Ireland as the wife of King Charles I. Henrietta Maria, in turn, was mother of two immediate successors, Charles II and James II.
2 commentsJay GT405/12/17 at 03:50wileyc: Interesting
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Vespasian-RIC-1477A54 viewsAR Denarius, 3.28g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD
RIC 1477A (R3), BMC - , RSC - , RPC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.); Winged caduceus

A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'o' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. I informed Ted Buttrey of the coin and he has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.

Struck in good style on a large flan.
4 commentsDavid Atherton05/12/17 at 02:32Nemonater: Wonderful style!
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Valentinian I, RIC 10 Antioch8 viewsObverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Valentinian advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum.
ANTA in ex. Antioch mint
16 mm diam., 1.9 g
1 commentsNORMAN K05/12/17 at 02:00Jay GT4: Great patina
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Ptolemy II - AE drachm3 viewsAlexandria
266-256 BC
diademed head of Zeus-Ammon
2 eagles standing on lightning left
ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ
Λ
Svornos 479
67,19g
ex Lanz
2 commentsJohny SYSEL05/11/17 at 22:24Johny SYSEL: Thanks, I tried it several times until I came up w...
Vlasto_822.JPG
Taras, Calabria9 views272-235 BC (Period VIII - The Roman Alliance I)
AR Didrachm (19mm, 6.18g, 2h).
O: Youth on horseback left, crowning horse; cornucopia in field to right, |-APEAC (magistrate) below.
R: Taras riding dolphin left, holding kantharos in extended right hand and upright trident in left; POΛY behind, ΤΑΡΑΣ below..
Vlasto 822; Evans VIII, A4; Cote 456; HN Italy 997; cf Sear 374
From the W. H. Guertin Collection; ex CNG

The symbolism of the cornucopia has many origins in ancient lore, from the story of Zeus and Amaltheia to that of Herakles and the river-god Acheloos. Dionysus is also associated with the “horn of plenty”.
All of these deities were venerated at Taras, so the appearance of the cornucopia on this coin may be connected to any of the three, although the kantharos in Taras‘ extended right hand on the reverse makes the cult of Dionysus quite compelling.
George Brauer Jr. (‘Taras: Its History and Coinage’) suggests that the cornucopia can represent “the fruits of war”, and while the city of Taras was constantly fighting one battle or another during its long history, I believe the commonly seen Nike would be a more appropriate symbol of a military victory, and the passive nature of this particular type, with Taras holding his trident in a decidedly non-threatening posture, also seems to argue against this idea. In addition the fact that the city had just been subdued by Rome would apparently put Brauer’s theory to rest, at least in this case.
Of course the answer may be as simple as a local celebration of a particularly prosperous year, or a thank you to Demeter for an abundant harvest. We may never know for certain, but this kind of speculation can be half the fun of collecting!
4 commentsEnodia05/11/17 at 22:16Jay GT4: Very nice!
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Constantius II Gold solidus31 viewsDN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Diademed head of Constantius II right.

GLORIA REI PVBLICAE
Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, facing each other, supporting wreath inscribed VOT XXXX, ANTΘ in exergue.

Antioch, 9th officina, ca. AD 355-361

3.96g

RIC VIII 172; Depeyrot 12/1.

Freed from an NGC holder! Quite a lovely coin in hand.

4 commentsJay GT405/11/17 at 19:29Enodia: very nice coin! glad you released it from its bond...
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3) The Tyrannicides: Brutus6 viewsBrutus 42 BC, Fourree Denarius
Roman Imperatorial, Brutus 42 BC, Fourree Denarius, 2.47g: Obv: Veiled and draped bust of Libertas right. "L.SESTI PRO Q" Rev: Tripod flanked by an axe and simpulum. "Q CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO CO". RSC 11. L Sestius Pro-Quaestor
Ex Aegean Numismatics Auction, 5/11/17
1 commentsSosius05/11/17 at 19:19Jay GT4: On my list
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11.5 Julia Titi6 viewsJulia Titi, Daughter of Titus (A.D. 79-80). Augusta, A.D. 79-90/1. AE dupondius. Rome mint, struck A.D. 79/80 by Titus. From the RJM Collection.
Julia Titi, Daughter of Titus (A.D. 79-80). Augusta, A.D. 79-90/1. AE dupondius (27.82 mm, 10.08 g, 5 h). Rome mint, struck A.D. 79/80 by Titus. IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA, draped bust of Julia right, hair drawn-up in bun / Vesta seated left holding palladium and scepter; S - C // VESTA. RIC 398 (Titus); BN (Titus) 270, 271; BMC (Titus) 256, 257. Fine, green patina, cleaning marks.

From the RJM Collection.

Ex Agora Auctions, 5/9/2017
3 commentsSosius05/11/17 at 18:36Mat: Nice portrairt
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Philip I - Epiphaneia1 views244 - 245 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT K M IOV_ΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB
Tyche facing, head turned left, holding rudder and cornucopia
EΠIΦA_NEΩN·AIT
SNG Levante 1826 (same obverse die); SNG France 2403 (same obverse die); SNG von Aulock -; L&K A1491B (same dies)
1 commentsJohny SYSEL05/11/17 at 18:36Mat: Nice bronze
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Marco Antonio, quinario (43-42 a.C.)5 viewsMarco Antonio, quinario, coniato in Gallia Trans-Cisalpina (43-42 a.C.)
AR, 1.79 gr, 13 mm, BB
D/ M ANT (legato) IMP, lituo, brocca e corvo.
R/ Vittoria che incorona un trofeo
Crawford 489/4
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia dal 11 maggio 2017, numero catalogo 277), ex collezione Alessandro Vanni, Tinia Numismatica (Follonica, Grosseto, fino al maggio 2017)
2 commentspaolo05/11/17 at 18:35Mat: Wonderful!
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Marco Antonio, quinario (43-42 a.C.)5 viewsMarco Antonio, quinario, coniato in Gallia Trans-Cisalpina (43-42 a.C.)
AR, 1.79 gr, 13 mm, BB
D/ M ANT (legato) IMP, lituo, brocca e corvo.
R/ Vittoria che incorona un trofeo
Crawford 489/4
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia dal 11 maggio 2017, numero catalogo 277), ex collezione Alessandro Vanni, Tinia Numismatica (Follonica, Grosseto, fino al maggio 2017)
2 commentspaolo05/11/17 at 17:57Jay GT4: Beautiful example Paolo!
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Brutus Gold Stater 72 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

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

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

8.38g

Choice aUNC

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

Ex-ANE, Ex CNG

Clickable for larger image

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

And of course the numiswiki article:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Koson
12 commentsJay GT405/11/17 at 17:43Sosius: Yeah! You got one. Congrats. Great article link...
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Fonteius denarius 34 views
Beardless laureate Janiform head of the Dioscuri XVI monogram below right chin, control letter R below left chin

C FONT (NT in monogram)
galley left ROMA below

Rome 114-113 BC



Sear 167, RRC 290/1

3.88g

Ex-Calgary Coin

This type honors the naval exploits of Publius Fonteius Capito, who was praetor in Sardinia in 169 BC. The obverse relates to the origin of the Fonteia gens, which claimed as its founder Fontus, the son of Janus, in whose honor the Fontinalia was held on October 13.
7 commentsJay GT405/11/17 at 17:32Sosius: Great galley!
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Roman Republic, L. Roscius Fabatus3 viewsAR Serrate Denarius. 19mm. 3.6g, 6h; Rome, c. 59 BC
Obv.: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin; uncertain symbol behind.
Rev.: Female standing right feeding serpent to right; uncertain symbol behind.
Reference: Crawford 412/1 (symbols 215) / 16-373-215
2 commentsJohn Anthony05/11/17 at 17:31Sosius: Beautiful coin, beautiful surfaces!
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ROMAN REPUBLIC. Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus4 viewsAR Denarius, 4.0g, 20mm, 6h; Spanish Mint, 74 BC.
Obv.: Diademed, draped and bearded bust of the Genius of the Roman People facing right, scepter over shoulder, "G P R" above.
Rev.: Globe between wreathed scepter and rudder, "EX - S C" in field, "CN LEN Q" below.
Reference: Crawford 393/1a; Sydenham 752.
1 commentsJohn Anthony05/11/17 at 17:31Sosius: Wow, great relief!
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Constantius II Gold solidus31 viewsDN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Diademed head of Constantius II right.

GLORIA REI PVBLICAE
Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, facing each other, supporting wreath inscribed VOT XXXX, ANTΘ in exergue.

Antioch, 9th officina, ca. AD 355-361

3.96g

RIC VIII 172; Depeyrot 12/1.

Freed from an NGC holder! Quite a lovely coin in hand.

4 commentsJay GT405/11/17 at 17:23Sosius: Nice one - must feel good to free a gold from a NG...
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11.5 Julia Titi6 viewsJulia Titi, Daughter of Titus (A.D. 79-80). Augusta, A.D. 79-90/1. AE dupondius. Rome mint, struck A.D. 79/80 by Titus. From the RJM Collection.
Julia Titi, Daughter of Titus (A.D. 79-80). Augusta, A.D. 79-90/1. AE dupondius (27.82 mm, 10.08 g, 5 h). Rome mint, struck A.D. 79/80 by Titus. IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA, draped bust of Julia right, hair drawn-up in bun / Vesta seated left holding palladium and scepter; S - C // VESTA. RIC 398 (Titus); BN (Titus) 270, 271; BMC (Titus) 256, 257. Fine, green patina, cleaning marks.

From the RJM Collection.

Ex Agora Auctions, 5/9/2017
3 commentsSosius05/11/17 at 16:57Jay GT4: Great!
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11 Titus5 viewsTitus. A.D. 79-81. AE as. Rome mint, A.D. 80-81. From the RJM Collection.
Titus. A.D. 79-81. AE as (10.14 g, 5 h). Rome mint, A.D. 80-81. IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, laureate head right / AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and rod. RIC 214. VF, green and red-brown patina, some roughness.

From the RJM Collection.

Ex Agora Auctions, 5/9/2017
2 commentsSosius05/11/17 at 16:26Jay GT4: Nice porrtrait
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3 Constantius II8 viewsObverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG; Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand
Reverse: 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.; ALEA in exergue
Size: 22.05mm
Weight: 3.3 grams

RIC VIII 58 Alexandria
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/11/17 at 13:32Mat: Very nice Randy, I like this one.
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3 Constantius II8 viewsObverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG; Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand
Reverse: 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.; ALEA in exergue
Size: 22.05mm
Weight: 3.3 grams

RIC VIII 58 Alexandria
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/11/17 at 12:10Jay GT4: Another nice one
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3118 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Didrachm 128-138 AD Crescent on Mt Argaeus16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3118; Metcalf Conspectus 104; Sydenham 252b corr. (bust type).

Obv. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟС ΤΟ Γ (retrograde).
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.

Rev. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟС / Γ (retrograde).
Mt Argaeus surmounted by crescent

5.84 gr
21 mm
6h
6 commentsokidoki05/11/17 at 07:52Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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ALFOLDI 096.14711 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: F1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/S//XXI
WEIGHT 5.18g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC 816 VAR. (MINTMARK)
ALFOLDI 096.147
COLLECTION NO. 827
2 commentsBarnaba605/11/17 at 07:28Barnaba6: Indeed. I already corrected the attribution. Thank...
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SELEUCID KINGDOM, Alexander I Balas , 150-145 BC, Antioch.3 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 commentsCanaan05/11/17 at 07:12Randygeki(h2): A neat coin
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RIC 1496 Domitian denarius30 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation

PON MAX TR P COS IIII
winged caduceus.

Uncertain eastern "O" mint
76 AD

3.24g

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

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

6 commentsJay GT405/11/17 at 06:38ancientdave: Sweet find!
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RIC 1554 Vespasianus26 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGVSTI, Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia
AR/Denarius (18.44 mm 3.11 g 6h) Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 72-73 A D
RIC 1554 (R2), RSC 74, BMCRE 505, RPC 1927
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/11/17 at 03:38Jay GT4: Great piece
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Faustina Sr, RIC (A. Pius) 1141, sestertius of AD 145 (carpentum) 12 viewsÆ Sestertius (23,53g, Ø 31mm, 12h). Rome, AD 145.
Obv.: DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, draped bust right with hair waived & coiled on top head.
Rev.: EX S C in ex., ornamented carpentum drawn right by two mules.
RIC Antoninus Pius 1141 (R2); Cohen 199 (40 fr.); Strack 683 (P (carpentum w. 5 statues)); Banti 66 (2 spec.)
Ex Boule (Paris), Mail Bid Auction 107, Oct. 2015.
Portrait tooled
1 commentsCharles S05/11/17 at 03:05Curtis H2: Great detail. Very nice coin !!
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Antiochos II Theos - AR tetradrachm4 viewsSeleucie on Tigris
261-256 BC
diademed head of Antiochus I right
Apollo seated on omphalos left, holding arrow and bow
BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANT_IOXOY
(HYP)_(ΠΩA)
Houghton-Lorber I 587.1c, SNG Spaer 385-6, Newell ESM 180
ex Lanz
1 commentsJohny SYSEL05/11/17 at 02:56Jay GT4: Great portrait
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Antiochus V - AR tetradrachm4 viewsAntioch
164 - 162 BC
diademed head right
Zeus seated left, holding Nike and leaning on scepter
BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY
(ΠI)
EYΠATOPOΣ
Houghton-Lorber II 1575(2), Newell SMA 75, SNG Spaer 1246, LHGC 9, 752
ex London Coin Galleries
1 commentsJohny SYSEL05/11/17 at 02:55Jay GT4: Wonderful
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TRAJAN22 viewsAR denarius. 103-111 AD. 3,34 grs. Laureate bust right with drapery on left shoulder. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V PP / Ceres veiled,standing left holding ears of corn and long torch. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI.
RIC 151. C 366.

2 commentsbenito05/11/17 at 02:53Curtis H2: Beautiful portrait !!
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RIC 1496 Domitian denarius30 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation

PON MAX TR P COS IIII
winged caduceus.

Uncertain eastern "O" mint
76 AD

3.24g

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

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

6 commentsJay GT405/10/17 at 19:35Nemonater: Great one Jay, well done!
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Ptolemy II - AE drachm3 viewsAlexandria
266-256 BC
diademed head of Zeus-Ammon
2 eagles standing on lightning left
ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ
Λ
Svornos 479
67,19g
ex Lanz
2 commentsJohny SYSEL05/10/17 at 19:12EB: beautiful coin, nicely photographed
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Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.17 viewsSilver denarius, RIC IV S546, RSC III 14, BMCRE V S10, SRCV II 6576, Choice VF, excellent portrait, well centered, 3.253g, 18.9mm, 0o, Rome mint, 200 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse CERERI FRVGIF, Ceres seated left, heads of grain in right hand, long torch behind in left hand; scarce.

EX FORVM

*Ceres a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships, was listed among the Di Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve Olympians of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for Ceres in Roman art and literature.

**Gorgeous portrait.
2 commentsSam05/10/17 at 17:24Sam: My dear friend John , thank you so much for the ni...
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RIC 1496 Domitian denarius30 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation

PON MAX TR P COS IIII
winged caduceus.

Uncertain eastern "O" mint
76 AD

3.24g

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

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

6 commentsJay GT405/10/17 at 17:00Mat: Nice addition!
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RIC 1496 Domitian denarius30 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation

PON MAX TR P COS IIII
winged caduceus.

Uncertain eastern "O" mint
76 AD

3.24g

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

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

6 commentsJay GT405/10/17 at 16:53FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice addition, congrats!
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RIC 1496 Domitian denarius30 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation

PON MAX TR P COS IIII
winged caduceus.

Uncertain eastern "O" mint
76 AD

3.24g

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

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

6 commentsJay GT405/10/17 at 16:49okidoki: Cool Jay
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Roman Imperatorial, Marc Antony Legionary.2 viewsAR Denarius, 18mm, 3.4g, 12h; Military mint moving with Antony (Patrae?), 32-31 BC.
Obv.: ANT•AVG•III VIR•R•P•C•, praetorian galley to right.
Rev.: LEG XVI, Aquila between two standards.
Reference: Crawford 544/31; CRI 372; RSC 48 / 7-123-379
1 commentsJohn Anthony05/10/17 at 16:40Jay GT4: Great galley! Congrats
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Tyre - AR didrachm5 viewsc. 330 - 329 BC
bearded Melqart riding hippocamp with curled wing to right, waves and dolphin below
owl standing right, head facing; crook and flail behind
date II (year 2) and Phoenician letter tsade in right fields
BMC Phoenicia p. 231, 29; SNG Cop 307 var.(year)
ex Oslo Myntgalleri
ex Forum Ancient Coins
1 commentsJohny SYSEL05/10/17 at 16:31okidoki: very special coin
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CARTHAGE4 viewsÆ Unit, 16mm, 2.8g, 5h; Carthage mint, c. 400-350 BC.
Obv.: Wreathed head of Tanit left.
Rev.: Horse standing right; palm tree in background.
Reference: SNG Copenhagen (Africa) 109 / 17-120-128
1 commentsJohn Anthony05/10/17 at 15:42okidoki: wow nice
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3118 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Didrachm 128-138 AD Crescent on Mt Argaeus16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3118; Metcalf Conspectus 104; Sydenham 252b corr. (bust type).

Obv. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟС ΤΟ Γ (retrograde).
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.

Rev. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟС / Γ (retrograde).
Mt Argaeus surmounted by crescent

5.84 gr
21 mm
6h
6 commentsokidoki05/10/17 at 15:40John Anthony: Excellent, artistic bust for the type! Nice find! ...
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Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.17 viewsSilver denarius, RIC IV S546, RSC III 14, BMCRE V S10, SRCV II 6576, Choice VF, excellent portrait, well centered, 3.253g, 18.9mm, 0o, Rome mint, 200 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse CERERI FRVGIF, Ceres seated left, heads of grain in right hand, long torch behind in left hand; scarce.

EX FORVM

*Ceres a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships, was listed among the Di Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve Olympians of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for Ceres in Roman art and literature.

**Gorgeous portrait.
2 commentsSam05/10/17 at 15:38John Anthony: Gorgeous portrait is right! Great find.
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, IVSTITIA3 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 198 - 202AD
19.0mm 2.60gr
O: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX; Laureate head, right.
R: IVSTITIA; Justitia seated left, holding patera and scepter.
Laodicea ad Mare Mint
RIC 505; RSC 251; BMC 660-661; Sear 6295.
joebranin Inv. #29016; 282457624681
5/3/17 5/9/17
1 commentsNicholas Z05/10/17 at 13:54Mat: Nice portrait!
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Louis I (Ludwig I) (1342-1382A.D.)19 viewsHungary
AR Denar
O: +MONETA LODOVICI, Head of Saracen left.
R: REGIS HVNGARIE, patriarchal cross.
.69g
15mm
Unger-432a, CNH-2-089A, Huszar-547, Pohl-89-01
3 commentsMat05/10/17 at 07:36Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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pitane6 views1 commentsancientone05/10/17 at 07:35Randygeki(h2): Neat addition
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Louis I (Ludwig I) (1342-1382A.D.)19 viewsHungary
AR Denar
O: +MONETA LODOVICI, Head of Saracen left.
R: REGIS HVNGARIE, patriarchal cross.
.69g
15mm
Unger-432a, CNH-2-089A, Huszar-547, Pohl-89-01
3 commentsMat05/10/17 at 04:22Nicholas Z: This is a very nice example of these early denar. ...
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Claudius II (268 - 270 A.D.)14 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billion Tetradrachm
O: AVT K KΛAV∆IOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
R: Elpis standing left, flower in extended right, raising fold of skirt with left, L - A (year 1) flanking across field. L-A = Year 1.
8.3g
13.7mm
Köln 3017; Dattari 5387; BMC 2317; Milne 4197 var (obv. type). Emmett 3881
2 commentsMat05/10/17 at 04:20Nicholas Z: Nice figure of Elpis and nice job finding a readab...
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Julia Mamaea (222 - 235 A.D.)19 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billion Tetradrachm
O: IOV MAMAIA CЄB MHTЄ CЄ K CTPA, draped bust right, wearing stephane.
R: Bust of Athena right, wearing Athenian helmet; LIA in left field, palm in right field.
Alexandria Mint, Year 11, 230/231 AD
11.18g
21mm
Emmett 3093; Dattari (Savio) 10051; BMC 1729; SNG Copenhagen 654.

Published on Wildwinds!
4 commentsMat05/10/17 at 04:13Nicholas Z: That is one heck of an attractive reverse! Also c...
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2 Augustus7 viewsAugustus. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 AR denarius. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 2 B.C.-A.D. 12. From the Joseph Donzanti Collection.
Augustus. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 AR denarius (18.40 mm, 3.91 g, 11 h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 2 B.C.-A.D. 12. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right / AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT C L CAESARES, Caius and lucius caesars togate stand facing, each resting hand on a round shield with spear behind, above center on left a simpulum right and on right a lituus left. RIC 207; RSC 43; Lyon 82. aEF, area of minor flat strike.

From the Joseph Donzanti Collection. Ex Agora Auctions, 5/9/17
2 commentsSosius05/09/17 at 19:27Randygeki(h2): Great coin!
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Vespasian - Alexandria3 viewsAE diobol
29 Aug 72 - 28 Aug 73 AD
laureate head right
AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY
Falcon standing right
L E
Geißen: 295, Dattari: 415
ex Dionysos
1 commentsJohny SYSEL05/09/17 at 19:18Jay GT4: An interesting series I want to learn more about!
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Vespasian-RIC-1477A54 viewsAR Denarius, 3.28g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD
RIC 1477A (R3), BMC - , RSC - , RPC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.); Winged caduceus

A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'o' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. I informed Ted Buttrey of the coin and he has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.

Struck in good style on a large flan.
4 commentsDavid Atherton05/09/17 at 19:17Jay GT4: Great catch
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2 Augustus7 viewsAugustus. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 AR denarius. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 2 B.C.-A.D. 12. From the Joseph Donzanti Collection.
Augustus. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 AR denarius (18.40 mm, 3.91 g, 11 h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 2 B.C.-A.D. 12. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right / AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT C L CAESARES, Caius and lucius caesars togate stand facing, each resting hand on a round shield with spear behind, above center on left a simpulum right and on right a lituus left. RIC 207; RSC 43; Lyon 82. aEF, area of minor flat strike.

From the Joseph Donzanti Collection. Ex Agora Auctions, 5/9/17
2 commentsSosius05/09/17 at 19:16Jay GT4: Very nice
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Constantius II Half Centenionalis Fel Temp Reparatio Phoenix on Globe22 viewsAE Half Centenionalis
Constantius II, 337-361 CE
Diameter: 17 mm, Weight: 2.90 grams, Die Axis: 6h

Obverse: D N CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Diademed and draped bust to right.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Ornately nimbate phoenix standing right on globe, star in field to right.

Mint: SMNB, star in field: Nicomedia

Notes:
- Nicomedia is a rare mint for the Fel Temp Reparatio phoenix on globe type, and this B emission is not listed in RIC.
- There were likely at least 12 officiniae emissions from Nicomedia in the years 349 and 350 CE, but all seem to have been relatively small outputs. I have only been able to view two other different officiniae (both also star in field), and these too show the distinctive Nicomedia nimbus design. This is in contrast to Antioch, were some emissions possess a spectacular nimbus, while others were engraved with a design similar to other mints. Nicomedia may have followed the same pattern, but there are currently to few published specimens to tell.
- This example has a small vertical cut on the reverse splitting the tail feathers of the Phoenix.


Ex Germania Inferior Numismatics (Netherlands), 2016
2 commentsPharsalos05/09/17 at 08:41Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Constans33 viewsDN CONSTANS PF AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.

FEL TEMP REPARATIO
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 up and to the right
SLG in exergue

Lyons

20 mm, 2.95g

RIC VIII 86

Sold Forum Auctions March 2016
1 commentsJay GT405/09/17 at 08:40Randygeki(h2): A nice one
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Vespasian-RIC-1477A54 viewsAR Denarius, 3.28g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD
RIC 1477A (R3), BMC - , RSC - , RPC -
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.); Winged caduceus

A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'o' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. I informed Ted Buttrey of the coin and he has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.

Struck in good style on a large flan.
4 commentsDavid Atherton05/09/17 at 08:13FlaviusDomitianus: Great find, congrats!
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Augustus, Antoninianus25 viewsRome mint AD 250/251
DIVO AVGVSTO radiate head right
CONSECRATIO Eagle facing with spred wings and head left
3.10 gr
Ref : RIC IV # 77, Cohen # 577, RCV # 9458
in qblay's catalog : AU27/A045
Ex Gemini XIII auction, #291
4 commentsPotator II05/08/17 at 20:17Jay GT4: Love these later restoration types!
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Augustus, Antoninianus25 viewsRome mint AD 250/251
DIVO AVGVSTO radiate head right
CONSECRATIO Eagle facing with spred wings and head left
3.10 gr
Ref : RIC IV # 77, Cohen # 577, RCV # 9458
in qblay's catalog : AU27/A045
Ex Gemini XIII auction, #291
4 commentsPotator II05/08/17 at 19:06Randygeki(h2): An excellent coin!
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Fel Temp Reparatio Fallen Horseman24 viewsAlexandria
Amiens
Antioch
Aquileia
Arles
Constantinople
Cyzicus
Heraclea
Lyons
Nicomedia
Rome
Sirmium
Siscia
Thessalonica
Trier
Barbaous Mint
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/08/17 at 17:25Potator II: A nice virtual tray !
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CILICIA Claudiopolis Hadrian Ae 28 Howgego 2626 views
Reference.
RPC III, 3226; SNG Levante 595; Lindgren 1472
for c/m’s: Howgego 262 4x Nike standing r., holding wreath, within oval incuse.
1 commentsokidoki05/08/17 at 16:14shanxi: Interesting, I have never seen 4 identical counter...
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Fel Temp Reparatio Fallen Horseman24 viewsAlexandria
Amiens
Antioch
Aquileia
Arles
Constantinople
Cyzicus
Heraclea
Lyons
Nicomedia
Rome
Sirmium
Siscia
Thessalonica
Trier
Barbaous Mint
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/08/17 at 14:38okidoki: Cool Randy
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Fel Temp Reparatio Fallen Horseman24 viewsAlexandria
Amiens
Antioch
Aquileia
Arles
Constantinople
Cyzicus
Heraclea
Lyons
Nicomedia
Rome
Sirmium
Siscia
Thessalonica
Trier
Barbaous Mint
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/08/17 at 13:37Mat: Fanastastic!
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RIC 1493 Domitianus12 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right; small "o" below neck
Rev: COS IIII (across field), Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (18.76 mm 2.397 g 6h) Struck in Uncertain Asia Minor mint 76 A.D.
RIC 1493 (R2, Vespasian), RPC 1468, BMCRE-RSC-BNF unlisted
purchased from Ian Roper on eBay
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/08/17 at 12:49David Atherton: 'O' my, that is an excellent addition, reg...
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RIC 0020 Domitianus23 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P, Altar, garlanded and lighted
AR/Denarius (18.74 mm 3.274 g 6h) Struck in Rome 81 A.D. (3rd Group)
RIC 20 (R2), BMCRE-RSC-BNF unlisted
Purchased on MA-Shops from Kölner Münzkabinett
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/08/17 at 12:41David Atherton: Oh gosh, that is a lovely coin.
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Phraates7 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 14.6.1-3
1 commentsRobert L305/08/17 at 07:39shanxi: nice
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Claudius II (268 - 270 A.D.)14 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billion Tetradrachm
O: AVT K KΛAV∆IOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
R: Elpis standing left, flower in extended right, raising fold of skirt with left, L - A (year 1) flanking across field. L-A = Year 1.
8.3g
13.7mm
Köln 3017; Dattari 5387; BMC 2317; Milne 4197 var (obv. type). Emmett 3881
2 commentsMat05/08/17 at 06:33Randygeki(h2): nice deal
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Augustus denarius55 viewsAVGVSTVS DIVI F
Bare head of Augustus right

IMP XII
Bull butting left

3.72g

Lugdunum 15 - 13 BC

RIC I, 189a

Rare bull butting left

Ex-ANE
3 commentsJay GT405/08/17 at 03:27ancientdave: Really nice coin!
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Thourioi - AR nomos5 viewsc. 400 - 350 BC
head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla
E
bull butting right; fish swimming right below
ΘOYPIΩN
HN Italy 1783; cf. SNG ANS 1015
ex Roma Numismatics
1 commentsJohny SYSEL05/08/17 at 00:57Jay GT4: Great coin Johny
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Commodus, RIC 452, Sestertius of AD 184-185 (Victory)47 viewsÆ Sestertius (27.0g, Ø33mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 184-185.
Obv.: COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS BRIT, laureate head of Commodus facing right.
Rev.: P M TR P X IMP VII COS IIII (around) VICT BRIT (in ex.) S C (in field), Victory seated right on shields, holding a branch and a shield.
RIC 452; Cohen 946; Foss (RHC) 153:37

Issued to celebrate the victories in Britain in AD 184.
2 commentsCharles S05/07/17 at 21:36Vincent: Wow, just obtain one that is worn...but nice to se...
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Falling horseman9 viewsAll 15 official mints.
Alexandria
Amiens
Antioch
Aquileia
Arles
Constantinople
Cyzicus
Heraclea
Lyons
Nicomedia
Rome
Sirmium
Siscia
Thessalonica
Trier
Barbaous Mint

Updated coins with a new background (thanks Jay!)
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/07/17 at 13:04Jay GT4: Makes quite a statement!
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3226 CILICIA Claudiopolis Hadrian Ae 28 Zeus seated7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3226; SNG Levante 595; Lindgren 1472
for c/m’s: Howgego 262 4x Nike standing r., holding wreath, within oval incuse.

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС [ ]
Bare head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Zeus seated l., holding thunderbolt in his r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

15.17 gr
28 mm
5h
1 commentsokidoki05/07/17 at 08:43Randygeki(h2): A neat addition.
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Pisidia, Antioch. Geta (Caesar, 198-209). AE1810 viewsObv: L SEP GE COM CAES. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANTIOCH COl. Eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread and wreath in beak.
SNG AUL 4923
1 commentsancientone05/07/17 at 08:43Randygeki(h2): neat one
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Seleukid Kingdom, Reign of Antiochos VI Dionysus8 views145-142 BC
AE17 Serrate (17.5mm, 4.29g)
O: Diademed and radiate head right.
R: Panther advancing left with paw raised, holding palm branch in mouth; BAΣIΛEΩΣ
ANTIOXOY and ΣTA above, star behind, EΠIΦANOYΣ ∆IONYΣOY in exergue.
SNG Spaer 1784; Houghton 241v (cornucopiae); Sear 7083
ex FortunA (Forvm Auctions)
3 commentsEnodia05/07/17 at 08:43Randygeki(h2): A neat coin with a great reverse
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110 BC Ap Claudius Pulcher, T Mallius and Q Urbinius17 viewsHead of Roma right quadrangular device containing circle behind

Rev. Victory in triga right
AP CL T MAL Q VR
MAL and VR in monogram)

Sear 176
Rome 11/110 BC

This coin depicts the rare three horse chariot the triga. The only other example being on a serrated denarii of C. Naevius Balbus in the time of Sulla
1 commentsJay GT405/06/17 at 22:52Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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137 BC Sextus Pompeius22 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right, X below chin, jug behind

FOSTLVS SEX POM
ROMA in Ex.
She-wolf standing rightsuckling the twins Romulus and Remus, fig tree in background with three birds, the shepherd Faustulus standing right behind

Rome 137 BC
Sear 112
CRR 461

ex-ANE

This moneyer was the husband of Lucilia (sister of the poet C. Lucilius) and father to Cn. Pompeius Sex. f Strabo, and grandfather of Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great). He may also have been praetor in 119 BC.
2 commentsJay GT405/06/17 at 22:52Randygeki(h2): A mean lookin wolf. Very cool coin!
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Augustus denarius55 viewsAVGVSTVS DIVI F
Bare head of Augustus right

IMP XII
Bull butting left

3.72g

Lugdunum 15 - 13 BC

RIC I, 189a

Rare bull butting left

Ex-ANE
3 commentsJay GT405/06/17 at 22:52Randygeki(h2): Great example
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89 BC Sabinus16 viewsSABIN, T/A as monogram
Bearded head of king Tatius right

L.TITVRI
Two Roman soldiers each carrying away a Sabinian woman

Rome 89 BC

3.71g

Ex-William McDonald collection

Crawford 344/1a: Sydenham 698; Tituria 1
1 commentsJay GT405/06/17 at 22:51Randygeki(h2): Another very cool coin!
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49423 viewsAntoninianus
Rome
Issue 7
ANNONA AVG
G 494
1 commentsmauseus05/06/17 at 18:07Pekka K: Göbl 495f, V on right field.
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Trajan Tridrachm - Temple of Pergean Artemis (Syd 190)13 viewsAR Tridrachm
Caesarea, Cappadocia or Bostra? 112-114 CE
10.29g

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan with aegis (R)

Rev: Temple of Artemis, Distyle temple
containing cult shrine of Pergaean Artemis
Eagle visible in pediment.

Sydenham 190 RPC 4071
2 commentsKained but Able05/06/17 at 17:17okidoki: great example congrats
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3 Constans11 viewsConstans, Rome, AE3, D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laurel and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand. N behind bust. / FEL TEMP REPARAT-I-O, 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, N in right field. Mintmark RT

Ref: RIC VIII Rome 159; LRBC 596
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/06/17 at 13:48Mat: A lovely looking addition!
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RIC 1429 Vespasianus22 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, Laureate head of Vespasian, right
Rev: LIBERI IMP / AVG VESPAS (from low right), confronting bare heads of Titus and Domitian; mintmark EFE between the busts.
AR/Denarius (18.39 mm 3.133 g 6h) Struck in Ephesus (Ionia) 71 A.D. (6th issue)
RIC 1429 (C), BMCRE 455, RPC II 831, RSC-BNF unlisted
ex Dirk Löbbers, ex Künker Auction 257 lot 8925
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/06/17 at 01:55Nemonater: Great portraits, very high on my wish list as well...
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RIC 0020 Domitianus23 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P, Altar, garlanded and lighted
AR/Denarius (18.74 mm 3.274 g 6h) Struck in Rome 81 A.D. (3rd Group)
RIC 20 (R2), BMCRE-RSC-BNF unlisted
Purchased on MA-Shops from Kölner Münzkabinett
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/06/17 at 01:51Nemonater: Very nice!
Maximinus-I_IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG_VICTORIA-AVG_RIC-IV-16_C-99_Rome-235-6-AD_001_Q-001_6h_20mm_3,19ga-s.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 016, Rome, AR-Denarius, VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing right, #1139 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 016, Rome, AR-Denarius, VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing right, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORI-A-AVG, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm.
exerg: , diameter: 20mm, weight: 3,19g, axis:- 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 235-236 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-16, p-, C-99
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans05/05/17 at 21:25Nemonater: Beautiful!
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Trajan Tridrachm - Temple of Pergean Artemis (Syd 190)13 viewsAR Tridrachm
Caesarea, Cappadocia or Bostra? 112-114 CE
10.29g

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan with aegis (R)

Rev: Temple of Artemis, Distyle temple
containing cult shrine of Pergaean Artemis
Eagle visible in pediment.

Sydenham 190 RPC 4071
2 commentsKained but Able05/05/17 at 20:18Jay GT4: Spectacular coin! Really nice portrait
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Caius Postumius Denarius - Running Hound (Syd 785a)9 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 74 BC
3.90g

Obv: Draped bust of Diana (R), bow and quiver over shoulder.

Rev: Hound running (R), spear below, C·POSTVMI

Sydenham 785a Crawford 394/1b.

Rarer variant without T-A monogram below name of moneyer.

Double die-match with BMC Charles A. Hersh denarius.

ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian
1 commentsKained but Able05/05/17 at 19:55Jay GT4: Fantastic coin! Much better than mine!
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Rare Nero provincial "sestertius"125 views
Laureate head of Nero right


Emperor riding right with lance, behind him a soldier riding right with Vexillum

16.78g, 32 mm

RPC 2104; countermark Howgego GIC 557 Prusa ad Olympum

Extremely rare (RPC cites 2 examples).

This provincial "sestertius" copies the DECVRSIO issues of Nero.


Ex-Londinium coin

Sold to Calgary Coins November 2016
6 commentsJay GT405/05/17 at 15:36NORMAN K: Interesting and nice find. Like the countermark
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137 BC Sextus Pompeius22 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right, X below chin, jug behind

FOSTLVS SEX POM
ROMA in Ex.
She-wolf standing rightsuckling the twins Romulus and Remus, fig tree in background with three birds, the shepherd Faustulus standing right behind

Rome 137 BC
Sear 112
CRR 461

ex-ANE

This moneyer was the husband of Lucilia (sister of the poet C. Lucilius) and father to Cn. Pompeius Sex. f Strabo, and grandfather of Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great). He may also have been praetor in 119 BC.
2 commentsJay GT405/05/17 at 14:58Mat: Nice example.
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63 BC L. Cassius Longinus27 viewsVeiled and diad. head of Vesta left, two-handled cup behind, control letter "A" before

LONGIN III V
Togate citizen standing left depositing ballot inscribed V in voting box

Rome 63 BC
3.75 g

Sear 364, RRC 413/1, RSC Cassia 10

Ex Roberto Pedoni


On the obverse below the chin of Vesta is a control letter. The only letters employed on this issue are L, C, A, S, S (inverted) and I. If you collect enough coins of this moneyer, you can spell the moneyer's name in full: L. CASSI
4 commentsJay GT405/05/17 at 12:35Mat: Very nice!
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Calabria Tarentum AR Stater circa 280-272 BC 20 mm 6.46 g 12 h5 viewsThe Dioskouroi on horseback riding left,monogram above.Rev Phalanthos astride dolphin left,holding shield ,two spears,and crowning Nike.Waves below.1 commentsGrant H05/05/17 at 11:10Jay GT4: Really great coin. Congrats
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63 BC L. Cassius Longinus27 viewsVeiled and diad. head of Vesta left, two-handled cup behind, control letter "A" before

LONGIN III V
Togate citizen standing left depositing ballot inscribed V in voting box

Rome 63 BC
3.75 g

Sear 364, RRC 413/1, RSC Cassia 10

Ex Roberto Pedoni


On the obverse below the chin of Vesta is a control letter. The only letters employed on this issue are L, C, A, S, S (inverted) and I. If you collect enough coins of this moneyer, you can spell the moneyer's name in full: L. CASSI
4 commentsJay GT405/05/17 at 10:51Nemonater: ^ What he said! Interesting type.
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RIC 244 Vespasian AE Sestertius.21 viewsIMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM TR PPP COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

ROMA
Roma standing left holding Victory and spear

Rome 71 AD

23.61g

RIC II 244 (C2); Sear 2331

From the Enrico collection
2 commentsJay GT405/05/17 at 08:05FlaviusDomitianus: Nice portrait
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RIC 244 Vespasian AE Sestertius.21 viewsIMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM TR PPP COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

ROMA
Roma standing left holding Victory and spear

Rome 71 AD

23.61g

RIC II 244 (C2); Sear 2331

From the Enrico collection
2 commentsJay GT405/05/17 at 06:43Randygeki(h2): A neat coin Jay
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SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos II Kallinikos. 246-225 BC. Antioch mint4 viewsObv. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. Nike standing left, crowning royal name and holding palm branch; anchor to inner left.
References: SC 692.1; HGC 9, 322.
17mm, 7.18 grams.
1 commentsCanaan05/05/17 at 06:43Randygeki(h2): Another neat one
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Roman Empire, Crispus RIC 49 "Victory Alamanni”13 viewsCrispus AE3 "Victory Alamanni” CE 316-326 AE3
"Behold the conquest of the Alamanni"
Obverse: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES - Laureate head right
Reverse: ALAMANNI-A DEVICTA - Victory advancing right,
holding trophy and palm, treading upon bound captive
dot SIRM dot in ex. Sirmium mint
19.53mm., 3.2g
2 commentsNORMAN K05/05/17 at 06:42Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
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63 BC L. Cassius Longinus27 viewsVeiled and diad. head of Vesta left, two-handled cup behind, control letter "A" before

LONGIN III V
Togate citizen standing left depositing ballot inscribed V in voting box

Rome 63 BC
3.75 g

Sear 364, RRC 413/1, RSC Cassia 10

Ex Roberto Pedoni


On the obverse below the chin of Vesta is a control letter. The only letters employed on this issue are L, C, A, S, S (inverted) and I. If you collect enough coins of this moneyer, you can spell the moneyer's name in full: L. CASSI
4 commentsJay GT405/05/17 at 06:42Randygeki(h2): Very cool coin! and great pic!
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RIC 776 Vespasian Cista Mystica denarius18 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Laureate head right.

PON MAX TR P COS VI.
Victory standing left upon cista mystica, holding wreath and palm frond; coiled serpent to left and right.

Rome 75 AD

2.93g

RIC² 776 (R).


Minted in Rome but likely intended for circulation in the East. The reverse copies the earlier quinarii of Augustus and the Cistophoric tetradrachms of Ephesus.
1 commentsJay GT405/05/17 at 06:41Randygeki(h2): Cool type
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3 Constans11 viewsConstans
AE3, 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. Star in upper left field. Mintmark SMNA.

Nicomedia
RIC VIII 72
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/05/17 at 06:40Randygeki(h2): lol
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Roman Empire, Crispus RIC 49 "Victory Alamanni”13 viewsCrispus AE3 "Victory Alamanni” CE 316-326 AE3
"Behold the conquest of the Alamanni"
Obverse: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES - Laureate head right
Reverse: ALAMANNI-A DEVICTA - Victory advancing right,
holding trophy and palm, treading upon bound captive
dot SIRM dot in ex. Sirmium mint
19.53mm., 3.2g
2 commentsNORMAN K05/05/17 at 03:33Jay GT4: I really like the reverse!
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Roman Empire, Constantius I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #160 views121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VI 109a, -/Γ//SIS, AE-Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, #1
avers:- CONSTANTIVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POP-VLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exergo: -/Γ//SIS, diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 9,26g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, date: 299 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-109a, p-467,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans05/04/17 at 22:30Jay GT4: Wonderful
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3 Constans11 viewsConstans
AE3, 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. Star in upper left field. Mintmark SMNA.

Nicomedia
RIC VIII 72
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/04/17 at 22:27Jay GT4: "Come with me!"
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Constantius II12 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching, reaching
ALEΓ in ex. Γ in left field

Alexandria 72 var (headwear)
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/04/17 at 22:27Jay GT4: Great portrait
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Judaea, First Jewish War. 66-70 C.E. Æ prutah, Year 2 (67/8 C.E.).6 viewsamphora / 'The freedom of Zion', vine leaf on branch with tendril. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
References: TJC 197; Hendin 1360.
17mm, 3.3 grams
1 commentsCanaan05/04/17 at 22:26Jay GT4: Could probably be carefully cleaned with some pati...
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RIC 0020 Domitianus23 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P, Altar, garlanded and lighted
AR/Denarius (18.74 mm 3.274 g 6h) Struck in Rome 81 A.D. (3rd Group)
RIC 20 (R2), BMCRE-RSC-BNF unlisted
Purchased on MA-Shops from Kölner Münzkabinett
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/04/17 at 19:27quadrans: What a portrait
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RIC 0920 Domitianus13 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev: COS IIII (across field), Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (21.07 mm 3.252 g 6h) Struck in Rome 76-77 A.D.
RIC 920 (R, Vespasian), RSC 45b, BMCRE-BNF unlisted
purchased on eBay from Juan Rofes in 2003
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/04/17 at 19:26quadrans: I agree ...
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3 Constans11 viewsConstans
AE3, 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. Star in upper left field. Mintmark SMNA.

Nicomedia
RIC VIII 72
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/04/17 at 13:41Mat: I like the reverse
IMG_2605.JPG
Constantius II12 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching, reaching
ALEΓ in ex. Γ in left field

Alexandria 72 var (headwear)
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/04/17 at 13:40Mat: Nice portrait
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Greek, Lucania, Velia, Stater14 viewsCa. 340-334 BC. AR didrachm or nomos (23mm, 7.63 gm, 3h).

Head of Athena right, wearing crested Athenian helmet decorated with griffin crouching right, Σ (engraver's signature?) on neck guard / Lion walking right, slightly crouching, Π below, YEΛHTΩN in exergue. Williams 251. HN Italy 1283. A surprisingly rare variety! Struck in high relief from dies of refined style.
1 commentsLeo05/04/17 at 12:08Jay GT4: Incredible coin. It's a work of art!
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Otho. AD 69. Æ23. Obol.11 viewsObv. Laureate head right. [MAPK OΘΩN - KAIΣ ΣEB AYT].
Rev. Canopic jar to right; LA (date) before.
References: RPC 5371 (8 spec.).
23mm, 3.18 grams.
3 commentsCanaan05/04/17 at 12:07Jay GT4: Wow!
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Otho. AD 69. Æ23. Obol.11 viewsObv. Laureate head right. [MAPK OΘΩN - KAIΣ ΣEB AYT].
Rev. Canopic jar to right; LA (date) before.
References: RPC 5371 (8 spec.).
23mm, 3.18 grams.
3 commentsCanaan05/04/17 at 10:12shanxi: nice specimen
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Nero, Emperor, Porcius Festus, Procurator, Prutah, KAICAPO5 viewsAE Prutah
Roman Provincial
Judaea
Nero
Caesar: 50 - 54AD
Augustus: 54 - 68AD
Porcius Festus
Procurator: 59 - 62AD
Issued: 58 - 59AD
19.0 x 17.0mm
O: ΝεΡΩΝΟC; Legend in three lines, surrounded by wreath.
R: KAICAPO; Palm branch.
Exergue: Λε (Regnal year.)
Caesarea Mint
Hendin 653; Meshorer TJC 345.
Fiona's Mom
~2004 4/30/17
2 commentsNicholas Z05/04/17 at 06:08Nicholas Z: Yes, I did get some help on CoinTalk. I received ...
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Klazomenai, Ionia, AE15, ΚΛΑΖΟΜΕΝΙΩΝ5 viewsAE15
15.0mm 3.10gr
O: NO LEGEND; Helmeted head of Athena, right.
R: ΚΛΑΖΟΜΕΝΙΩΝ; Ram recumbent, right.
SNG Cop 64.
treasures_of_the-ancient_world 230990497541
6/6/13 4/30/17
2 commentsNicholas Z05/04/17 at 06:06Nicholas Z: Thank you for your help again, Pekka! I thought t...
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Nero Denarius101 viewsLaureate head right, NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS / Salus seated left on throne, holding patera in right hand, left arm resting at her side, SALVS in exergue. Rome mint, AD 65 - 66. RIC I 60 (pg. 153).3 commentssocalcoins05/04/17 at 02:52Jay GT4: What a great coin!
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RIC 1493 Domitianus12 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right; small "o" below neck
Rev: COS IIII (across field), Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (18.76 mm 2.397 g 6h) Struck in Uncertain Asia Minor mint 76 A.D.
RIC 1493 (R2, Vespasian), RPC 1468, BMCRE-RSC-BNF unlisted
purchased from Ian Roper on eBay
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/04/17 at 02:51Jay GT4: Great rarity!
RIC_V_920_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0920 Domitianus13 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right
Rev: COS IIII (across field), Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (21.07 mm 3.252 g 6h) Struck in Rome 76-77 A.D.
RIC 920 (R, Vespasian), RSC 45b, BMCRE-BNF unlisted
purchased on eBay from Juan Rofes in 2003
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/04/17 at 02:50Jay GT4: Great piece!
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RIC 0020 Domitianus23 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P, Altar, garlanded and lighted
AR/Denarius (18.74 mm 3.274 g 6h) Struck in Rome 81 A.D. (3rd Group)
RIC 20 (R2), BMCRE-RSC-BNF unlisted
Purchased on MA-Shops from Kölner Münzkabinett
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/04/17 at 02:49Jay GT4: Great alter
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Roman Imperators, Julius Caesar, Denarius69 viewsObv.Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex.
Rev. CAESAR, Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned Serpent.
Mint: Military mint traveling with Caesar, 49 B.C.

18mm 3.82g

Crawford 443/1. Sydenham 1006

Ex Mildenberg, November 1975

This famous issue was struck at the time of his crossing of the Rubicon and the beginning of the long period of civil wars which resulted in the downfall of the Roman Republic. A few theories have been presented explaining the obverse type, the most established being that the elephant represents good, the serpent evil, thus a message of the righteousness of Caesar's cause. The reverse shows the symbols of Rome's high priest, the Pontifex Maximus, Caesar having been elected to the office in 63 BC (written by Goldberg).
3 commentskc05/03/17 at 22:53Jay GT4: Fantastic
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Roman Imperators, Julius Caesar, Denarius69 viewsObv.Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex.
Rev. CAESAR, Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned Serpent.
Mint: Military mint traveling with Caesar, 49 B.C.

18mm 3.82g

Crawford 443/1. Sydenham 1006

Ex Mildenberg, November 1975

This famous issue was struck at the time of his crossing of the Rubicon and the beginning of the long period of civil wars which resulted in the downfall of the Roman Republic. A few theories have been presented explaining the obverse type, the most established being that the elephant represents good, the serpent evil, thus a message of the righteousness of Caesar's cause. The reverse shows the symbols of Rome's high priest, the Pontifex Maximus, Caesar having been elected to the office in 63 BC (written by Goldberg).
3 commentskc05/03/17 at 20:51orfew: Great example
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Hadrian Sestertius Adoptio40 viewsObv.
IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev.
DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS P P
S C
Trajan standing right presenting a globe to Hadrian who is standing left

1st issue 117 A.D.
6 commentsancientdave05/03/17 at 19:58okidoki: very nice sestertius
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Hadrian RIC 110 Rome8 views

HADRIAN 117-138 CE
Denarius. Rome.
Obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN
HADRIANVS AVG. Laureate and
draped bust right. Rev: P M
TR P COS III. Hadrian, in military
dress, standing facing, head left,
holding rudder set on globe and
spear. RIC 110
Weight: 2.3 g. Diameter: 18.2 mm.
1 commentsNORMAN K05/03/17 at 19:52okidoki: Cool Hadrian
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Crispus RIC 49 "Victory Alamanni”8 viewsCrispus AE3 "Victory Alamanni” CE 316-326 AE3
"Behold the conquest of the Alamanni"
Obverse: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES - Laureate head right
Reverse: ALAMANNI-A DEVICTA - Victory advancing right,
holding trophy and palm, treading upon bound captive
dot SIRM dot in ex. Sirmium mint.
19.53mm., 3.2g
1 commentsNORMAN K05/03/17 at 19:21Randygeki(h2): Nice example.
Julius_Caesar_Denar.jpg
Roman Imperators, Julius Caesar, Denarius69 viewsObv.Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex.
Rev. CAESAR, Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned Serpent.
Mint: Military mint traveling with Caesar, 49 B.C.

18mm 3.82g

Crawford 443/1. Sydenham 1006

Ex Mildenberg, November 1975

This famous issue was struck at the time of his crossing of the Rubicon and the beginning of the long period of civil wars which resulted in the downfall of the Roman Republic. A few theories have been presented explaining the obverse type, the most established being that the elephant represents good, the serpent evil, thus a message of the righteousness of Caesar's cause. The reverse shows the symbols of Rome's high priest, the Pontifex Maximus, Caesar having been elected to the office in 63 BC (written by Goldberg).
3 commentskc05/03/17 at 19:21Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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551a Hadrian Sestertius Roma 118 AD Fortuna6 viewsReference.
RIC 551a; Banti 415

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II S C FORT RED (S-C in field)
Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder on ground in right hand and cornucopiae in left.

24.95 gr
35 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki05/03/17 at 19:21Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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Trajan Sestertius Trajan on Horseback Trampling Dacian49 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
6 commentsancientdave05/03/17 at 19:01Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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RPC II 2478 Domitianus36 viewsObv: AYT KAIΣAPOΣ ΔOMITIANOY ΣEB, Laureate head of Domitian, right
Rev: ETOYΣ ΔEYTEPOY, Minerva standing left, holding Victory; shield at her side
BIL/Tetradrachm (27.02 mm 11.681 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 82-83 A.D.
RPC II 2478 - Dattari-Savio 435-6709 (this coin)-6711
From the Giovanni Dattari Collection
Ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 30 lot 284
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/03/17 at 19:01Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Constantius II18 viewsConstantius II.
Æ-2 (25mm, 7.47g Very heavy).
DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / FEL TEMP RE-PARTIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, three braids, reaching , SMHB in ex., Gamma in left field

RIC VIII 82 Heraclea
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/03/17 at 17:52Canaan: Very nice
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FTR8 viewsRome2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/03/17 at 15:08Mat: sweet
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3 Constans24 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
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/03/17 at 10:14maridvnvm: Nice cape.
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4 Constantius II21 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)?4 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/03/17 at 10:14maridvnvm: very attractive portrait
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Constantius II21 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
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/03/17 at 10:14maridvnvm: Nice.
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Julia Mamaea (222 - 235 A.D.)19 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billion Tetradrachm
O: IOV MAMAIA CЄB MHTЄ CЄ K CTPA, draped bust right, wearing stephane.
R: Bust of Athena right, wearing Athenian helmet; LIA in left field, palm in right field.
Alexandria Mint, Year 11, 230/231 AD
11.18g
21mm
Emmett 3093; Dattari (Savio) 10051; BMC 1729; SNG Copenhagen 654.

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4 commentsMat05/03/17 at 10:13maridvnvm: A lovely coin with a very attractive reverse.
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Constantius Gallus14 viewsConstantius Gallus
17mm
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / FEL TEMP-REPARTIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman,bare-headed, reaching
RS in ex.
Rome 274
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/03/17 at 09:16maridvnvm: very attractive.
IMG_2593.JPG
Constantius II18 viewsConstantius II.
Æ-2 (25mm, 7.47g Very heavy).
DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / FEL TEMP RE-PARTIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, three braids, reaching , SMHB in ex., Gamma in left field

RIC VIII 82 Heraclea
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/03/17 at 09:15maridvnvm: Great detail on this reverse. lovely.
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FTR8 viewsRome2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/03/17 at 09:15maridvnvm: a lovely comparison of size.
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Phoenicia, Arados 4 viewsObverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.
Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead fighting left with shield and spear, AP monogram above, border of dots.
AE 16mm, weight 3.29g.
1 commentsCanaan05/03/17 at 05:59Randygeki(h2): nice reverse
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Julia Mamaea (222 - 235 A.D.)19 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billion Tetradrachm
O: IOV MAMAIA CЄB MHTЄ CЄ K CTPA, draped bust right, wearing stephane.
R: Bust of Athena right, wearing Athenian helmet; LIA in left field, palm in right field.
Alexandria Mint, Year 11, 230/231 AD
11.18g
21mm
Emmett 3093; Dattari (Savio) 10051; BMC 1729; SNG Copenhagen 654.

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4 commentsMat05/03/17 at 05:56Randygeki(h2): I like it!
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Domitian RIC 7238 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome Mint, 81 AD
RIC 72 (R2), BMC - , RSC 575a
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt
Acquired from Münzhandlung Dirk Löbbers (eBay), April 2017.

The reverse is a carry-over pulvinaria type from Titus' coinage with an added touch of filial piety on the obverse. The 'DIVI VESP F' in the obverse legend is a scarce variant not often seen on Domitian's denarii. This is only the second denarius with the legend variant I've been able to obtain.

Sharp details and in good early style.


5 commentsDavid Atherton05/03/17 at 04:47quadrans: Nice find..
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Julia Mamaea (222 - 235 A.D.)19 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billion Tetradrachm
O: IOV MAMAIA CЄB MHTЄ CЄ K CTPA, draped bust right, wearing stephane.
R: Bust of Athena right, wearing Athenian helmet; LIA in left field, palm in right field.
Alexandria Mint, Year 11, 230/231 AD
11.18g
21mm
Emmett 3093; Dattari (Savio) 10051; BMC 1729; SNG Copenhagen 654.

Published on Wildwinds!
4 commentsMat05/03/17 at 04:36quadrans: Nice one..
Julianus-II__AE-1-28_DN-FL-CL-IVLI-ANVS-P-F-AVG_SECVRITAS-REIPVB_palm-star-TES-B-dot-palm_Thessalonica-361-3_RIC-226_Q-001_6h_26,5-27mm_8,55g-s.jpg
153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 226, Thessalonica, -/-//palm* TESB dot palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Scarce, #156 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 226, Thessalonica, -/-//palm* TESB dot palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Scarce, #1
avers:- DN-FL-CL-IVLI-ANVS-P-F-AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SECVRITAS-REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above.
exergo: -/-//palm* TESB dot palm, diameter: 26,5-27,0 mm, weight: 8,55g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 361-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-226, Scarce !,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans05/02/17 at 16:10Canaan: impressive, very nice details
IMG_2585.JPG
Constantius Gallus14 viewsConstantius Gallus
17mm
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / FEL TEMP-REPARTIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman,bare-headed, reaching
RS in ex.
Rome 274
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/02/17 at 14:24Mat: nice look to it
IMG_2593.JPG
Constantius II18 viewsConstantius II.
Æ-2 (25mm, 7.47g Very heavy).
DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / FEL TEMP RE-PARTIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, three braids, reaching , SMHB in ex., Gamma in left field

RIC VIII 82 Heraclea
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/02/17 at 14:24Mat: very nice
IMG_2585.JPG
Constantius Gallus14 viewsConstantius Gallus
17mm
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / FEL TEMP-REPARTIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman,bare-headed, reaching
RS in ex.
Rome 274
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/02/17 at 13:10quadrans: Nice one
D72c.jpg
Domitian RIC 7238 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome Mint, 81 AD
RIC 72 (R2), BMC - , RSC 575a
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt
Acquired from Münzhandlung Dirk Löbbers (eBay), April 2017.

The reverse is a carry-over pulvinaria type from Titus' coinage with an added touch of filial piety on the obverse. The 'DIVI VESP F' in the obverse legend is a scarce variant not often seen on Domitian's denarii. This is only the second denarius with the legend variant I've been able to obtain.

Sharp details and in good early style.


5 commentsDavid Atherton05/02/17 at 11:51djmacdo: Nice coin and informative description.
IMG_2593.JPG
Constantius II18 viewsConstantius II.
Æ-2 (25mm, 7.47g Very heavy).
DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / FEL TEMP RE-PARTIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, three braids, reaching , SMHB in ex., Gamma in left field

RIC VIII 82 Heraclea
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/02/17 at 10:49Jay GT4: Dynamic reverse
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1 Nomisma weight1 viewslarge N
two pellets above three below
13/12/2mm 4.11g
1 commentswileyc05/02/17 at 10:48Jay GT4: Interesting
D72c.jpg
Domitian RIC 7238 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome Mint, 81 AD
RIC 72 (R2), BMC - , RSC 575a
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt
Acquired from Münzhandlung Dirk Löbbers (eBay), April 2017.

The reverse is a carry-over pulvinaria type from Titus' coinage with an added touch of filial piety on the obverse. The 'DIVI VESP F' in the obverse legend is a scarce variant not often seen on Domitian's denarii. This is only the second denarius with the legend variant I've been able to obtain.

Sharp details and in good early style.


5 commentsDavid Atherton05/02/17 at 10:48Jay GT4: Very nice
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JUDAEA, Judaea Capta. Titus. AD 79-81. Caesarea Maritima mint. 9 viewsObv. Laureate head right.
Rev. Nike standing right, inscribing [AYT T/ KAIC] on shield hung on a palm tree.
References: Meshorer 381; Hendin 1446; RPC II 2311.
21mm, 6.53 grams
2 commentsCanaan05/02/17 at 10:47Jay GT4: Nice
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Nabataea, Aretas IV, with Shuqailat, Æ16. Petra, 9 BC-AD40.5 viewsObv. Aretas stands front in military dress, looking left, spear in right, left on pommel of sword in scabbard, Aramaic monogram upper right, palm left.
Rev. Shuqailat standing left, veiled, wearing long chiton, right hand raised, Aramaic legend, wreath left, Aramaic legend "Shuqa/ila/t" in three lines on right.
References: SNG ANS 1435.
2.47g, 16mm.
Very Fine, sand patina. Rare. Better than most examples

1 commentsCanaan05/02/17 at 10:31Nemonater: Very nice, great find!
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JUDAEA, Judaea Capta. Titus. AD 79-81. Caesarea Maritima mint. 9 viewsObv. Laureate head right.
Rev. Nike standing right, inscribing [AYT T/ KAIC] on shield hung on a palm tree.
References: Meshorer 381; Hendin 1446; RPC II 2311.
21mm, 6.53 grams
2 commentsCanaan05/02/17 at 09:28Randygeki(h2): another neat find
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Klazomenai, Ionia, AE15, ΚΛΑΖΟΜΕΝΙΩΝ5 viewsAE15
15.0mm 3.10gr
O: NO LEGEND; Helmeted head of Athena, right.
R: ΚΛΑΖΟΜΕΝΙΩΝ; Ram recumbent, right.
SNG Cop 64.
treasures_of_the-ancient_world 230990497541
6/6/13 4/30/17
2 commentsNicholas Z05/02/17 at 08:08Pekka K: Klazomenai, similar to: "https://www.acsearch.info...
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Constantius Gallus14 viewsConstantius Gallus
17mm
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / FEL TEMP-REPARTIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman,bare-headed, reaching
RS in ex.
Rome 274
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/02/17 at 08:01Canaan: Nice
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1 Nomisma weight1 viewslarge N with four pellets below and 5 above
14 by 14 by 2mm
4.63g
1 commentswileyc05/02/17 at 07:26Randygeki(h2): These are neat
D72c.jpg
Domitian RIC 7238 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome Mint, 81 AD
RIC 72 (R2), BMC - , RSC 575a
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt
Acquired from Münzhandlung Dirk Löbbers (eBay), April 2017.

The reverse is a carry-over pulvinaria type from Titus' coinage with an added touch of filial piety on the obverse. The 'DIVI VESP F' in the obverse legend is a scarce variant not often seen on Domitian's denarii. This is only the second denarius with the legend variant I've been able to obtain.

Sharp details and in good early style.


5 commentsDavid Atherton05/02/17 at 07:25Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
Caphyae.jpg
Achaea, Arcadia, Caphyae. Septimius Severus Æ22 5 viewsObv: Laureate head right.
Rev: KAΦYI ATΩN / Artemis, with veil billowing, running left, head right, holding torch and bow.
22mm., 5.2gm.
BCD Peloponnesos 1385.
1 commentsancientone05/02/17 at 07:25Randygeki(h2): Nice
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Hadrian Sestertius Adoptio40 viewsObv.
IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev.
DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS P P
S C
Trajan standing right presenting a globe to Hadrian who is standing left

1st issue 117 A.D.
6 commentsancientdave05/02/17 at 07:24Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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