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Byzantine Empire: Leo V the Armenian (813-820) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1628; DOC 4)10 viewsObv: IҺSЧS XRISTЧS ҺICA; Cross potent on three steps
Rev: LЄOҺ / S COҺSTAҺ/TIҺЄ Є CΘЄЧ/ ЬASILIS RO/mAIOҺ in five lines
Dim: 2.13 g
1 commentsQuant.Geek05/08/19 at 05:39quadrans: Another nice piece
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Byzantine Empire: Michael I Rhangabe (811-813) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1616; DOC 3)6 viewsObv: IhSЧS XRIS-tЧS ҺICA; Cross potent on three steps; triple border
Rev: +MIXA/HL S ΘЄOFV/LACtЄ ЄC Θ'/ bASILIS RO/mAIOҺ legend in five lines; triple border
Dim: 2.16 g
1 commentsQuant.Geek05/08/19 at 05:38quadrans: Nice piece..
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Bruttium, the Brettii: Anonymous (ca. 214-211 BCE) Double Didrachm (Scheu, Bronze 1; HN Italy 1975)36 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Ares left; two pellets to right, grain ear below
Rev: Nike standing left, erecting trophy; cornucopia between


2 commentsQuant.Geek04/10/19 at 04:20Jay GT4: Exceptional
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Lydia, Maeonia: Pseudo-autonomous issue at time of Marcus Aurelius (161-180) Unit (BMC 17-18; Lindgren I, 749; RPC IV online, 1325; SNG Copenhagen 222-223; SNG Mnchen 302)9 viewsObv: Bearded head of Herakles to left
Rev: MAIO-NΩN; Omphale advancing right, wearing lion's skin and holding club over shoulder
Dim: 19 mm, 5.10 g, 12 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek04/01/19 at 08:10shanxi: nice example
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Roman Imperial: Julian II (360-363) Double Maiorina, Antioch (RIC 216; LRBC 2640)6 viewsObv: D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian II to right
Rev: SECVRITAS REI PVB; Bull standing right; above, two stars; below, ANTΓ flanked by two palms
Dim: 29 mm, 7.38 g, 6 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek04/01/19 at 04:07Jay GT4: Really great coin!
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 516; MIB 83; DOC 118)13 viewsObv: D N mAVRI or similar; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius to right
Rev: Large Є; to left N
Dim: 18 mm, 1.78 g, 6 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/26/19 at 09:17Paul R3: Super coin! Love the uneven flan shape and cartoon...
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16 views1 commentsQuant.Geek02/24/19 at 19:29quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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8 views1 commentsQuant.Geek02/24/19 at 19:28quadrans: Nice piece..
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Half-tetarteron, Constantinople (Sear 2058; CLBC 11.26; DOC IV Type A; Grierson 1265)20 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Bust of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion
Rev: Leaved patriarchal cross
Dim: 19 mm, 2.26 g
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/16/18 at 12:19laney: Very interesting coin.
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Half Follis, Nicomedia, RY 16 (Sear 203; DOC 236; MIBE 153)20 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVI; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large K; cross above, A/N/N/O and XЧ in field; CH in exergue
Dim: 30 mm, 10.28 g, 11 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/10/18 at 10:11Simon: eally nice portrait.
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14 views1 commentsQuant.Geek12/10/18 at 03:27wileyc: Nice Justinian I.
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius II Constantine (578-582 CE) Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 438A; DOC 22; MIBE 33a)10 viewsObv: d m TIb PP AVI; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius II, Constantine right
Rev: Large Ч
Dim: 18 mm, 1.79 g, 1 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/10/18 at 03:19wileyc: nice
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27 viewsanonymous (attributed to Alexius I). Ca. 1081-1118. AE follis (25.96 mm, 5.26 g, 12 h). anonymous class J. Constantinople mint. Facing bust of Christ, cross behind his head with 5 pellets in each limb; wearing pallium and colobium; raising hand and holding book of Gospels; / IC - C / XC / Crosss with globule and two pellets at each extremity; beneath, large crescent; around, four globules, each surrounded by pellets. SBCV 1900. Overstruck on a class I anonymous follis SBCV 1889 1 commentsQuant.Geek12/09/18 at 19:41Simon: Great Overstrike.
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Arabia Felix, Lihyan: Anonymous (ca. 2nd-1st century BCE) Tetradrachm (BMC Arabia pl. LV 2-9; Huth 40)22 viewsObv: Devolved head ot Athena to right
Rev: AΘE Owl standing right, head facing; to left, olive sprig
Dim: 23 mm, 12.83 g, 9 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/09/18 at 14:17shanxi: nice
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14 views1 commentsQuant.Geek12/08/18 at 23:48Stkp: Very nice
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Hemiobol, Tarsus (Price 3030)14 viewsObv: Head of Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY franked by bow in case and club; above club, grape bunch on stern and N
Dim: 17.5 mm, 6.84 g, 8 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/08/18 at 18:05Canaan: That is stunning, Fleur de coin
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Unit, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (Price 260)14 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress; behind, Φ
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Club, quiver and bowfine.
Dim: 18 mm, 5.97 g, 2 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/07/18 at 19:38okidoki: great example,
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Macedonian Kingdom: Kassander (316-297 BCE) 1/2 Unit, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (SNG Alpha Bank 881-2)11 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: ΚΑΣΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ, lion reclining right; A to right
Dim: 16 mm, 4.23 g, 11 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/07/18 at 17:42shanxi: nice and interesting
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Arados (Price 3332; SNG Alpha Bank 675; SNG Saroglos 579-81)19 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Atophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, kerykeion in left field, AP monogram
Dim: 25 mm, 17.13 g, 3 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/07/18 at 17:17Stkp: nice one
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Megaris, Megara: Anonymous (ca. 275-250 BCE) Dichalkon (BCD Peloponnesos 18.1; HGC 4-1798)14 viewsObv: Prow left; ΜΕΓΑ above
Rev:Tripod flanked by two dolphins swimming upward
Dim: 3.21 gm, 13 mm
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/05/18 at 18:37quadrans: Nice one
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class F Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1856; DOC III.2-F.2) - Attributed to Constantine X (1059-1067)17 viewsObv: IC-XC in field; Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction; gospels in left hand
Rev: IS XS / ЬASILЄ / ЬASIL in three lines; cross above and beneath
Dim: 25mm, 5.38g

Overstruck on an Anonymous Class C Follis
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/04/18 at 17:15cmcdon0923: Good detail for a class F
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16 views1 commentsQuant.Geek11/29/18 at 11:49Canaan: that is a must have,great coin congrats
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Sarabhapuriyas of Maha Kosala: Prasannamitra (ca. 525-550 CE) AV 12 Rattis (ATEC 5207; ACR 904; Friedberg 120)17 viewsObv: Garuda standing facing with wings outstretched, flanked by discus and sankh shell; crescent and pellet flanking head; in lower region, Brahmi legend: śri prasannamitra, kalasa below
Rev: Incuse image of obverse design
Dim: 18mm, 1.32 g, 12h
1 commentsQuant.Geek11/29/18 at 06:51quadrans: Wow...
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 501A; MIB 74c)11 viewsObv: DN mAV RCPPAG or similar; Bust facing right, diademed, in cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є; to left A
Dim: 16mm, 1.43g
1 commentsQuant.Geek11/24/18 at 11:14okidoki: great reverse
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AE 5 Cash (C#171a.1)17 viewsObv: Elephant to left with trunk upraised; Kannada legend above - ಶ್ರೀ ಚಾಮುಂಡಿ (Sri Chamundi) with sun and moon between ಶ್ರೀ (Sri); the whole enclosed in lined circle and ring of dots.
Rev: ಕೃಷ್ಣ (Krishna); ಮಯಿಲಿ ಕಾಸು ೫ (Mayili Kasu 5), V CASH in English below, enclosed in lined circle
1 commentsQuant.Geek11/20/18 at 14:53EB: Interesting coin
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Ilkhanid: Abu Sa'id (1316-1335) AV Dinar, AH722, Wasit Mint (Album 2202, Type D; Diler 502; ICV 2133)19 viewsObv: Arabic legend within pentafoil - ﺿﺮﺏ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻳﺎﻡ ﺩﻭﻟﺔ ﺍﻟﺴﻠﻄﺎﻥ ﺍﻻﻋﻈﻢ ﺍﺑﻮﺳﻌﻴﺪ ﺑﻬﺎﺩﺭﺧﺎﻥ ﺧﻠﺪﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﻠﻜﻪ (Struck in the days of prosperity of the Supreme Sultan Abu Said Bahadur Khan, may God perpetuate his sovereignty); date within arms of pentafoil - ﺳﻨﺔ ﺍﺛﻨﺘﻴﻦ ﻭﻋﺸﺮﻳﻦ ﻭﺳﺒﻌﻤﺎﺋﺔ (year twenty two and seven hundred)
Rev: Arabic legend in multiple lines - ﻻ ﺍﻟﻪ ﺍﻻ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); ﺿﺮﺏ واسط above and below ﻣﺤﻤﺪ (Struck at Wasit above and below Muhammad); names of the four Rightly Guided Caliphs at 12:00 ﺍﺑﻮﺑﻜﺮ (Abu bakr), at 3:00 ﻋﻤﺮ (Umar), at 6:00 ﻋﺜﻤﺎﻥ (Uthman), at 9:00 ﻋﻠﻰ (Ali)
1 commentsQuant.Geek11/17/18 at 02:45v-drome: beautiful coin and description
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A size comparison of a Fanam with a Multiple Dirham24 views1 commentsQuant.Geek11/11/18 at 15:11EB: Two beautiful coins, great comparison!
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Battle of Actium27 views2 commentsQuant.Geek11/09/18 at 04:36Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Battle of Actium27 views2 commentsQuant.Geek11/08/18 at 09:23shanxi: nice artwork
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Taxila: Anonymous (185-168 BCE) 1 1/2 karshapana (AICR 1083-4; MACW 4404-7; HGC 12, 774)16 viewsObv: Elephant advancing right; before, plant
Rev: Horse prancing left; above, star
Dim: 20x15 mm, 9.51 g, 12 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek10/12/18 at 13:14Pharsalos: Excellent example.
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Seleukid Empire: Seleukos I Nikator (312 -281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Babylon II (Price 3349; SC C94.7d; HGC 9, 10g)25 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue; Zeus Atophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter; anchor and monogram to left; Π below throne
Dim: 28mm, 17.19 g, 8h

From the Collection of Jos Miguel Mrquez del Prado
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/29/18 at 02:33Jay GT4: Bold strike
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Russia: Boris Feodorovich Godunov (1598-1605) AR Kopek, Moskva (Спасский 81/6)17 viewsObv: Boris on horseback to right; MO below, O to upper right field
Rev: Cyrillic inscription in five lines - ЦРЬIВЕЛ \\ IКИКНSЬ \\ БОРIСЪθЕ \\ ДОРОВIЧЬВ \\ СЕЯРУСI (ЦАРЬ И ВЕЛИКИЙ КНЯЗЬ БОРИС ФЕДОРОВИЧ ВСЕЯ РУСИ; Tsar and Grand Duke Boris Feodorovich of All Rus)
Dim: 15 mm, 0.65 g, 10 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/20/18 at 15:08cmcdon0923: Exceptional...full, strong obverse figure and reve...
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Roman Imperial: Marcian (450-457 CE) Nummus, Heraclea (RIC 537)20 viewsRev: D N MARCIANVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcian to right
Rev: Monogram of Marcian within wreath; in exergue, SMHA
Dim: 13mm, 1.32g, 7h
2 commentsQuant.Geek06/25/18 at 19:58quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Roman Imperial: Marcian (450-457 CE) Nummus, Heraclea (RIC 537)20 viewsRev: D N MARCIANVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcian to right
Rev: Monogram of Marcian within wreath; in exergue, SMHA
Dim: 13mm, 1.32g, 7h
2 commentsQuant.Geek06/25/18 at 05:10Gil-galad: I really like your collection, great coins, detail...
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Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty: Bhoja I (ca. 836-885 AD) Adivaraha Dramma (MNI-335; Deyell#8)56 viewsObv: King Bhoja as Varaha standing triumphant right, foot resting on lion below, various vaishnavite symbols at right
Rev: Remanent of fire altar; two-line legend - srimad adi / varaha
1 commentsSpongeBob06/21/18 at 11:25Umesh S: I am intreseted in this Coin, please contact me at...
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13 views1 commentsSpongeBob06/07/18 at 08:00shanxi: nice Sinkiang Guang Xu example
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Half Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint in Greece (Sear 1932; DOC IV 45)19 viewsObv: Patriarchal cross; A-A across upper field, K-Φ across lower
Rev: AΛЄZ; Crowned facing bust of Alexius, holding scepter and globus cruciger


1 commentsQuant.Geek05/23/18 at 00:12Simon: Nice!
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Roman Imperial: Commodus (177-192 CE) As, Rome (RIC III 644; MIR 18, 853-4/72)33 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL; Head right, wearing lion-skin headdress
Rev: HER CVL RO MAN AV GV SC in four lines divided by upright club; all within wreath
2 commentsQuant.Geek05/11/18 at 18:51Paul R3: Now that's a nice coin! Love the obverse..
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Roman Imperial: Commodus (177-192 CE) As, Rome (RIC III 644; MIR 18, 853-4/72)33 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL; Head right, wearing lion-skin headdress
Rev: HER CVL RO MAN AV GV SC in four lines divided by upright club; all within wreath
2 commentsQuant.Geek05/10/18 at 20:33Jay GT4: A must have coin type
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III the Great (336-323 BCE) Half Unit, Amphipolis (Price-28)30 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left; ivy leaf above.
Dim: 15mm, 3.54 g

Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BCE
2 commentsQuant.Geek05/10/18 at 20:33Jay GT4: Nice style to the eagle
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Half Follis, Syracuse (Sear 1113; DOC II.183; MIB 212; Anastasi 118; Berk 699)26 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust with long beard, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger; cross surmounted by palm frond to right
Rev: Large Kω monogram; A/N and I across field
1 commentsQuant.Geek05/09/18 at 20:44goranix: Nice coin!
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III the Great (336-323 BCE) Half Unit, Amphipolis (Price-28)30 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left; ivy leaf above.
Dim: 15mm, 3.54 g

Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BCE
2 commentsQuant.Geek05/09/18 at 18:31shanxi: Nice example
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I (307-337) Follis, Heraclea (RIC VII 16)27 viewsObv: IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG; Laureate and draped bust left, holding mappa in right hand and globe with scepter in left hand
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIA AVGG; Campgate with seven layers, three turrets, no doors, no star above; MHTB in exergue
3 commentsQuant.Geek04/19/18 at 14:24Pharsalos: Excellent portrait!
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I (307-337) Follis, Heraclea (RIC VII 16)27 viewsObv: IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG; Laureate and draped bust left, holding mappa in right hand and globe with scepter in left hand
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIA AVGG; Campgate with seven layers, three turrets, no doors, no star above; MHTB in exergue
3 commentsQuant.Geek04/19/18 at 11:39NORMAN K: interesting portrait. nice
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I (307-337) Follis, Heraclea (RIC VII 16)27 viewsObv: IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG; Laureate and draped bust left, holding mappa in right hand and globe with scepter in left hand
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIA AVGG; Campgate with seven layers, three turrets, no doors, no star above; MHTB in exergue
3 commentsQuant.Geek04/19/18 at 05:20Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class A1 Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1793) - Attributed to John I Tzimisces (969-976)34 viewsObv: +ЄMMA-NOVHΛ; IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus
Rev: +IҺSЧS / XRISTЧS / ЬASILЄЧ / ЬASILЄ in four lines
Dim: 25 mm, 7.22 g, 5 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek03/26/18 at 04:11cmcdon0923: Very nice class A1 !!
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Roman Imperial: Licinius I (308-324) Follis, Heraclea (RIC VII 15; Sear 15264; Hunter 113)15 viewsObv: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG; laureate bust left, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and globe
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG three-towered camp gate; no doors; HTΓ in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek03/24/18 at 22:06okidoki: excellent and stylistic
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Normans in Sicily: Roger II (1130-1154) AR Ducale, Palermo (Spahr 72; MEC 212; Biaggi 1770)21 viewsObv: + IC XC RG IN AE TRN (Jesus Christus regnat in aeternum); Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels
Rev: King Roger and his son Roger, duke of Apulia, staff with cross at each end between them, beneath the king R RX SCLS (Rogerius Rex Siciliae), beneath the duke, R D X AP (Rogerius Dux Apuliae) and AN R X (Anno decimo del regno) between them
1 commentsQuant.Geek03/13/18 at 18:49Mat: a real beauty
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34 views1 commentsQuant.Geek03/10/18 at 06:18quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Byzantine Empire: Stephanos apo hypaton, patrikios and general kommerkiarios of the apotheke of First and Second Cappadocia (659-668 CE) Pb Seal (BLS I, 138-144)19 viewsObv: CTЄΦANϪ APϪ / PA TШN ΠATPIKI / ϪKAI ΓЄNIKϪ KOMM / ЄPKIA; Facing busts of Constans II, with helmet and long beard, on left, wearing crown and chlamys, and Constantine IV, on right, wearing crown and chlamys; both holding globus cruciger; above, cross
Rev: PIϪ AΠΟΘHKHC K / AΠΠΑΔOKIAC / ΠPШTHC KAI / ΔЄYTЄPAC; Facing busts of Heraclius, on left, wearing crown and chlamys, and Tiberius, on right, wearing crown and chlamys; both holding globus cruciger; above, cross
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/26/18 at 18:26quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Byzantine Empire: Leo V the Armenian (813-820) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1630; DOC 7)22 viewsObv: LЄOҺ S C-OҺSC; Crowned facing busts of Leo and Constantine, each wearing chlamys
Rev: Large M; cross above, X/X/X to left, N/N/N to right, A below
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/26/18 at 01:58wileyc: wonderful coin.
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Ancient Judaea, Procuratorial: Coponius (6-9 CE) Prutah, Jerusalem, RY 36 of Augustus (Hendin 1328; TJC 311; RPC 4954)19 viewsObv: KAICA-POC; grain ear
Rev: Palm tree; across field, date (L Λς)
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/21/18 at 01:05Stkp: nice example
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361) AR Siliqua (RIC VIII 214; RSC V 259a) 15 viewsObv: DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA DD NN AVG; Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm, one wing visible; LVG in exergue

Ex Harptree Hoard
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/16/18 at 18:46Pharsalos: Beautiful coin, great provenance.
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Myriandros or Issos (Price 3230a)34 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Atophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above club in wreath and globule; monogram below throne; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right
2 commentsQuant.Geek02/16/18 at 18:31Pharsalos: Lovely looking coin.
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Artuqids of Mardin: Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan (580-597 AH / 1184-1200 CE) Dirham (Whelan Type I, 50-1; S&S Type 33.3; Album 1829.1)22 viewsISLAMIC. Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan (AH 580-597 / 1184-1200). Ae Dirhem. Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Dated AH 582 (1186/7 AD).

Obv: Diademed and draped facing bust, with hand across chest; legend around.
Rev: Legend in five lines within hexagram; legend in margins.

S&S Type 33.3; Album 1829.1.
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan. AH 580-597 / AD 1184-1200. Dirhem (33mm, 15.19 g, 1h). Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Dated AH 581 (AD 1185/6). Diademed and draped half-length facing male bust, hand across chest; name and titles of Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan around / Name of Ayyubid overlord (al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf I [Saladin]) in five lines within pelleted hexagram; first part of mint formula and AH date in outer margins. Whelan Type I, 50-1; S&S Type 33.1; Album 1829.1. EF, brown patina with traces of earthen encrustation.
2 commentsQuant.Geek02/06/18 at 07:14Canaan: BOT!!!
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Artuqids of Mardin: Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan (597-637 AH / 1200-1239 CE) Dirham (Whelan Type XI, 85-6; S&S Type 46; Album 1830.9)24 viewsObv: Turkish male figure, crosslegged, seated facing on low, quadrate platform, resting hand on thigh and holding globus; stars flanking head; Artuqid tamgha below; name of Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan to outer right and left
Rev: Names and titles of Abbasid caliph and Ayyubid overlord in five lines; AH date to outer right and left
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/06/18 at 07:13Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Artuqids of Mardin: Najm al-Din Alpi (547-572 AH / 1152-1176 CE) Dirham (Whelan Type IV, 44-5; S&S Type 30.1; Album 1827.5; ICV 1203)45 viewsObv: Two diademed and draped male heads facing slightly away from one another; in margins, لا اله الا الله above and محمد رسول الله below, ﺍﻟﻤﺴﺘﻨﺠﺪ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻪ to the right upwards and ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ to the left downwards (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, al-Mustanjid billah, Commander of the Faithful)
Rev: Facing female head, wearing necklace; in margins, ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ above and ﺍﻟﭙﻰ ﺑﻦ ﺍﻳﻞﻏﺎﺫﯼ below, ﺑﻦ ﺍﺭﺗﻖ to the right upwards and ﻣﻠﻚ ﺩﻳﺎﺭ ﺑﻜﺮ to the left downwards (Star of the Faith, Alpi ibn Il-Ghazi ibn Artuq, Ruler of Diyarbakir)

4 commentsQuant.Geek02/06/18 at 07:11Canaan: BOT!!!
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17 viewsISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi. AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirham (33mm, 17.13 g, 9h). Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Undated issue. Diademed and draped male busts, vis--vis; laqabs of Najm al-Din Alpi above and below; tamgha to lower left / Byzantine emperor standing facing being crowned by the Theotokos standing facing; genealogy of Najm al-Din Alpi around. Whelan Type II, 40-41; S&S Type 28; Album 1827.3; ICV 1201.
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/06/18 at 07:10Canaan: Great piece!!!
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear 676A; MIB 89)16 viewsObv: Sear Monogram 20 of Phocas
Rev: Large Є; cross to right

Sear Monogram 20


1 commentsQuant.Geek02/05/18 at 10:47okidoki: nice indeed
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Roman Imperial: Julian II (361-363) AR Siliqua, Arelate (RIC VIII 312; RSC V 148c)14 viewsObv: DN FL CL IVLI-ANVS PF AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VOT / X / MVLT / XX in laurel wreath, circular medallion at top of wreath; TCONST in exergue

Ex Harptree Hoard
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/05/18 at 07:41shanxi: nice example, great pedigree
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-102; Gray-84a; KM#76)16 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Plain Cross
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/04/18 at 22:25Stkp: an interesting series
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Normans in Sicily: Guglielmo I (1154-1166) Follaro Fraction, Messina (Travaini 302; Spahr 99; MEC Italy III 286-289a)12 viewsObv: Bust of Madonna with Child; pellet between them; MP / ΘY to left
Rev: REX / W, in center, duriba Masini sanat 550 around edge, in Kufic script
Dim: 13mm, 1.02g, 9h
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/04/18 at 22:24Stkp: nice one
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Mysia, Parium: Commodus (177-192 CE) Unit (RPC IV 3151; SNG von Aulock 1338)16 viewsObv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Cupid standing facing, head right; herm at feet to left

1 commentsQuant.Geek02/04/18 at 10:42Jochen: Interesting rev.
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10 views2 commentsQuant.Geek02/01/18 at 23:08Quant.Geek: In the process of. Attributing coins takes a looo...
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10 views2 commentsQuant.Geek02/01/18 at 13:14Callimachus: Nice coin. It would be nice if your coins were ide...
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Roman Imperial: Julian II (360-363) 3, Heraclea (RIC 106; LRBC 1909)17 viewsObv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS PF AVG; helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev: VOT X MVLT XX; legend in four lines within wreath; HERACLB in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek01/30/18 at 21:22*Alex: I'll happily give that one five stars.
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Palembang: Muhammad Bahudin (1776-1804) Cash, 1193 AH (Millies 187; Robinson 5.1)10 views1 commentsQuant.Geek01/26/18 at 23:25Stkp: interesting
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Cilician Armenia: Hetoum I (1226-1270) Tank (Nercessian 354; Bedoukian 1352)13 viewsObv: ՀԵԹՈՒՄ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ (Hetoum, King of Armenians); King seated facing on a bench-like throne, holding a scepter in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left
Rev: +ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔՆ Ի ՍԻՍ (Struck in the city of Sis); Latin cross with lines in four quadrants
1 commentsQuant.Geek01/24/18 at 01:39Stkp: nice
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Ceylon: Pandya Influence (ca. 830-918 CE) AE Unit (Mitchiner 816-18)12 viewsObv: Humped bull seated right with lamps on either side; crescent above and stand below in dotted circle
Rev: Two fishes horizontal, upper facing right and lower left between two lamps; crescent above and stand below represented by three parallel lines, the middle one being shorter than the other two
1 commentsQuant.Geek01/21/18 at 06:22quadrans: Interesting piece
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Roman Republic: Q. Fabius Maximus (127 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Crawford 265/1; Sydenham 478; Fabia 5)15 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma right; mark of value below chin; ROMA behind, Q. MAX before
Rev: Cornucopia over thunderbolt; all within wreath


2 commentsQuant.Geek01/17/18 at 16:58Jay GT4: Outstanding
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Roman Republic: Q. Fabius Maximus (127 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Crawford 265/1; Sydenham 478; Fabia 5)15 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma right; mark of value below chin; ROMA behind, Q. MAX before
Rev: Cornucopia over thunderbolt; all within wreath


2 commentsQuant.Geek01/17/18 at 15:35quadrans: Great coin
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Myriandros or Issos (Price 3230a)34 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Atophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above club in wreath and globule; monogram below throne; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right
2 commentsQuant.Geek01/16/18 at 12:23quadrans: Nice one
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14 views1 commentsQuant.Geek12/26/17 at 20:06Jay GT4: Nice patina
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Tetarteron, Magnesia (Sear 2115)35 viewsObv: Head of cherub with four wings; triangle of three pellets in field on either side
Rev: IШ ΔЄCΠOTHC O ΔϪKAC in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, div. and chlamys; right hand holds labarum-headed sceptor; left hand holds glob cr.
2 commentsQuant.Geek12/21/17 at 16:16Quant.Geek: Sorry about that. Another hole I needed to fill.....
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Tetarteron, Magnesia (Sear 2115)35 viewsObv: Head of cherub with four wings; triangle of three pellets in field on either side
Rev: IШ ΔЄCΠOTHC O ΔϪKAC in two columnar groups. Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, div. and chlamys; right hand holds labarum-headed sceptor; left hand holds glob cr.
2 commentsQuant.Geek12/21/17 at 05:24Simon: Nice Coin, I was your competition.
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Ionia, Erythrai: Anonymous (550-500 BCE) EL Hekte (SNG Kayhan 7378; SNG von Aulock 1942; Boston MFA 18067)32 viewsObv: Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square; two quarters partially filled-in
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/13/17 at 22:37Jay GT4: I must get one of these! Nice piece!
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Artuqids of Mardin: Najm al-Din Alpi (547-572 AH / 1152-1176 CE) Dirham (Whelan Type IV, 44-5; S&S Type 30.1; Album 1827.5; ICV 1203)45 viewsObv: Two diademed and draped male heads facing slightly away from one another; in margins, لا اله الا الله above and محمد رسول الله below, ﺍﻟﻤﺴﺘﻨﺠﺪ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻪ to the right upwards and ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ to the left downwards (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, al-Mustanjid billah, Commander of the Faithful)
Rev: Facing female head, wearing necklace; in margins, ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ above and ﺍﻟﭙﻰ ﺑﻦ ﺍﻳﻞﻏﺎﺫﯼ below, ﺑﻦ ﺍﺭﺗﻖ to the right upwards and ﻣﻠﻚ ﺩﻳﺎﺭ ﺑﻜﺮ to the left downwards (Star of the Faith, Alpi ibn Il-Ghazi ibn Artuq, Ruler of Diyarbakir)

4 commentsQuant.Geek12/13/17 at 15:40quadrans: Great piece ..
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Romano-Gallic Empire: Aureolus, Usurper (268-269 CE) Antoninianus, Mediolanum (RIC V 378; Toffanin 280; Mairat 209-11; AGK 18c; RSC 60)17 viewsObv: IMP POSTVMVS AVG; Radiate and draped bust right
Rev: FIDES EQVIT; Fides seated left, holding patera and signum
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/13/17 at 15:39quadrans: Nice Aureolus
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Artuqids of Mardin: Najm al-Din Alpi (547-572 AH / 1152-1176 CE) Dirham (Whelan Type IV, 44-5; S&S Type 30.1; Album 1827.5; ICV 1203)45 viewsObv: Two diademed and draped male heads facing slightly away from one another; in margins, لا اله الا الله above and محمد رسول الله below, ﺍﻟﻤﺴﺘﻨﺠﺪ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻪ to the right upwards and ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ to the left downwards (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, al-Mustanjid billah, Commander of the Faithful)
Rev: Facing female head, wearing necklace; in margins, ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ above and ﺍﻟﭙﻰ ﺑﻦ ﺍﻳﻞﻏﺎﺫﯼ below, ﺑﻦ ﺍﺭﺗﻖ to the right upwards and ﻣﻠﻚ ﺩﻳﺎﺭ ﺑﻜﺮ to the left downwards (Star of the Faith, Alpi ibn Il-Ghazi ibn Artuq, Ruler of Diyarbakir)

4 commentsQuant.Geek12/09/17 at 16:28okidoki: sharp
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Artuqids of Mardin: Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan (580-597 AH / 1184-1200 CE) Dirham (Whelan Type I, 50-1; S&S Type 33.3; Album 1829.1)22 viewsISLAMIC. Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan (AH 580-597 / 1184-1200). Ae Dirhem. Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Dated AH 582 (1186/7 AD).

Obv: Diademed and draped facing bust, with hand across chest; legend around.
Rev: Legend in five lines within hexagram; legend in margins.

S&S Type 33.3; Album 1829.1.
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan. AH 580-597 / AD 1184-1200. Dirhem (33mm, 15.19 g, 1h). Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Dated AH 581 (AD 1185/6). Diademed and draped half-length facing male bust, hand across chest; name and titles of Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan around / Name of Ayyubid overlord (al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf I [Saladin]) in five lines within pelleted hexagram; first part of mint formula and AH date in outer margins. Whelan Type I, 50-1; S&S Type 33.1; Album 1829.1. EF, brown patina with traces of earthen encrustation.
2 commentsQuant.Geek12/09/17 at 15:08Robert L3: Beautiful!
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Artuqids of Mardin: Najm al-Din Alpi (547-572 AH / 1152-1176 CE) Dirham (Whelan Type IV, 44-5; S&S Type 30.1; Album 1827.5; ICV 1203)45 viewsObv: Two diademed and draped male heads facing slightly away from one another; in margins, لا اله الا الله above and محمد رسول الله below, ﺍﻟﻤﺴﺘﻨﺠﺪ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻪ to the right upwards and ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ to the left downwards (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, al-Mustanjid billah, Commander of the Faithful)
Rev: Facing female head, wearing necklace; in margins, ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ above and ﺍﻟﭙﻰ ﺑﻦ ﺍﻳﻞﻏﺎﺫﯼ below, ﺑﻦ ﺍﺭﺗﻖ to the right upwards and ﻣﻠﻚ ﺩﻳﺎﺭ ﺑﻜﺮ to the left downwards (Star of the Faith, Alpi ibn Il-Ghazi ibn Artuq, Ruler of Diyarbakir)

4 commentsQuant.Geek12/09/17 at 15:07Robert L3: Outstanding example!
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180 CE) Tetarteron, Constantinople (Sear-1968)27 viewsObv: MP-ΘV; Virgin Hagiosoritissa, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, standing slightly right, raising hands to Manus Dei to upper right
Rev: ΜΑΝVΗΛ-ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC; Manuel, bearded, standing facing, wearing crown, divitision, loros and sagion, cruciform sceptre in right hand, akakia in left

1 commentsQuant.Geek11/19/17 at 17:39Simon: Near perfect, superb example.
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Latine Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Trachy, Constantinople (Lianta 103-106; CLBC 11.31.1)35 viewsObv: Full-length figure of beardless and nimbate saint wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand spear resting over shoulder; left hand holding shield; O/Δ/ΓI to left; O/C to right
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and paneled loros of simplified type; right hand holds trilobate scepter; left hand holds globus cruciger.

From the Iconodule Collection
1 commentsQuant.Geek11/19/17 at 17:36Simon: Fantastic example.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1197-1203) Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear 2015; DOC 5a)27 viewsObv: Θ/ΓЄ/ШP ΓI/OC; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in right hand, resting on left shoulder, and in left, hilt of sword
Rev: ΑΛЄΞΙΟC ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in right hand labarum on long shaft, and in left globus cruciger
1 commentsQuant.Geek11/19/17 at 17:34Simon: Nice example.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2385; DOC V 745-8; LPC 220.24; PCPC 221; Lianta 673-674)15 viewsObv: Two wings with six-pointed star above and below
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of emperor in portico, wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in right hand , and in left hand anexikakia
1 commentsQuant.Geek10/27/17 at 01:35wileyc: nice coin, wonderful obverse.
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15 views1 commentsQuant.Geek10/26/17 at 05:57Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Egyptian Bronze Inlays: Anonymous (3rd Intermediate - Late Period, ca. 1075-343 BCE) 26 viewsThe lids extending with cosmetic lines, the interiors inlaid with limestone sclerae, the irises in black glaze, together with conforming brows. Each 3 in in length

Ex Giancarlo Ligabue
1 commentsQuant.Geek10/23/17 at 05:41Canaan: Coolest Addition ever!!! congrats.
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Follis, Nicomedia (Sear 199; DOC 110; MIBE 105)26 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M; cross above and flanking, B below; NIKM in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek10/09/17 at 23:23Simon: Great Green patina.
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Follis, Nicomedia (Sear 199; DOC 110; MIBE 105)26 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M; cross above and flanking, B below; NIKM in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek10/09/17 at 23:23Simon: Great Green patina.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1929; DOC 38)38 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Crowned facing bust of Alexius, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
1 commentsSpongeBob10/03/17 at 20:55Simon: One of the worlds best examples.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1931; DOC VI-40)41 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
Rev: Jeweled cross with central X and globe at each extremity; C-Φ/AΛ-Δ in angles


1 commentsSpongeBob10/03/17 at 20:54Simon: I am in love with this coin. If you ever want to p...
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Ionia, Achaemenid Period: Uncertain Satrap (ca. 350-333 BCE) Unit (Trait II 81; Sunrise 72)19 viewsObv: Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow
Rev: Two concentric squares with line projecting outward from one side
1 commentsQuant.Geek10/03/17 at 18:14ancientone: Cool coin!!
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) 1/2 Centenionalis, Thessalonica (RIC 189)26 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman; Γ in left field; SMTS in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek09/30/17 at 15:41ickster: Looks uncirculated. Nice
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) 1/2 Centenionalis, Thessalonica (RIC 189)26 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman; Γ in left field; SMTS in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek09/30/17 at 05:07Randygeki(h2): A very nice example!
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) 1/2 Centenionalis, Antioch (RIC 153; LRBC 2632)23 viewsobv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horsman; ANB in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/30/17 at 05:07Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Roman Imperial: Galerius (305-311 CE) Follis, Nicomedia (RIC 54a)21 viewsObv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG; laureate head of Galerius right
Rev: GENIO AV-GVSTI; Genius standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopiae; SMNA in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/29/17 at 19:40Callimachus: Gorgeous coin !
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Roman Republic: Anonymous (ca. 215-212 BCE) Sextans, Rome (Crawford 41/9; Sydenham 107; RBW 133-4)18 viewsObv: Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; above
Rev: Prow of galley right; ROMA above, below
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/27/17 at 19:59ickster: Lovely coin!
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 170) 18 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large Є, B to right
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/24/17 at 19:38EB: Nice reverse. Maybe I should get one.
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class A2-40b Follis, Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1813, Sommer-40.2.7)70 viewsObv: + EMMA NOVHΛ IC - XC.
Bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus. Cross on book of gospels; cross in each arm of gospel.

Rev: + IhSYS/ XRISTYS/ bASILEY/ bASILE.
Legend in four lines.
2 commentsSpongeBob09/18/17 at 23:00Sam: This is an amazing portrait of Christ, a superb ad...
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) BIL Heavy Maiorina, Trier (RIC-214; RCV-18178)22 viewsObv: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
Rev: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO; Emperor standing left on galley steered by Victory seated in stern, confronting phoenix on globe held in right hand and grasping labarum marked with chi-rho in left; TRS in exergue

Ex-Bridgnorth Hoard
1 commentsSpongeBob09/18/17 at 06:37Randygeki(h2): wonderful coin!
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Roman Imperial: Constans (337-350 CE) BI Centenionalis, Siscia (RIC-218c)30 viewsObv: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped bust of Constans left, holding globe in left hand
Rev: FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO; Soldier holding spear pointing upwards and leading barbarian right from hut under tree; BSISRM in exergue

ex-Bridgnorth Hoard
2 commentsSpongeBob09/18/17 at 06:37Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Ionia, Kolophon: Anonymous (ca. 530-500 BCE) AR Twelfth Stater (Kim & Kroll p. 73; SNG Kayhan 342; SNG von Aulock 18089; SNG Berry 1039)25 viewsObv: Archaic head left
Rev: Rough incuse square


1 commentsQuant.Geek09/13/17 at 22:33Robert L3: Great coin!
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23i; MIBE 27)23 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, Δ beneath; CON in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/13/17 at 21:31Quant.Geek: Nice coin, but shows terrible in a picture
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class A2-40b Follis, Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1813, Sommer-40.2.7)70 viewsObv: + EMMA NOVHΛ IC - XC.
Bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus. Cross on book of gospels; cross in each arm of gospel.

Rev: + IhSYS/ XRISTYS/ bASILEY/ bASILE.
Legend in four lines.
2 commentsSpongeBob09/08/17 at 18:07Simon: Love this coin.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2297; DOC 147-50)31 viewsObv: The Archangel Michael standing facing, holding labarum and sword
Rev: Half-length facing figures of Michael, holding cruciform scepter, and St. Demetrius, holding spear, supporting staff surmounted by cross within circle between them
1 commentsSpongeBob09/08/17 at 18:02Simon: Wow that is delightful.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2282; Grierson-1357; Donald-Bendall C.22)28 viewsObv: Full length figure of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; rests left hand on shield
Rev: Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simple type and sagion; right hand holds labarum on long shaft; left hand holds anexikakia
1 commentsSpongeBob09/08/17 at 18:01Simon: Nice!
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2259; DOC 46-51; PCPC 20.1-3)20 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate; right hand raised in benediction; left hand holds scroll; K ꓘ across field
Rev: X/M/ΔЄC/Π/TIC to left, O/ΠA/ΛЄ/ΟΛ to right; IC XC beside head of Christ; Kneeling figure of emperor wearing divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type, being presented by St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, to Christ, who crowns him with right hand and holds scroll in left
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/08/17 at 18:00Simon: Wonderful strike of the rev.
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Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace (SNG Copenhagen 1153; Mller 76)42 viewsObv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Lion leaping right; below, kerykeion, monogram and spearhead
3 commentsQuant.Geek09/08/17 at 14:19okidoki: excellent
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Roman Imperial: Aurelian (270-275 CE) As, Rome (RIC V 80; BN 297-300)16 viewsObv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG; Severina and Aurelian standing vis--vis, clasping hands, Aurelian holding scepter; above, radiate and draped bust of Sol right

1 commentsQuant.Geek09/06/17 at 19:39Barnaba6: beautiful!
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Parthian Empire: Vologases IV (147-191 CE) Dichalkon, Seleukeia on the Tigris Mint (Sellwood 84.144; Shore 632)22 viewsObv: Diademed bust left, wearing tiara; date to left
Rev: Draped bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown; A to right
2 commentsQuant.Geek09/06/17 at 16:36quadrans: I agree nice coin ..
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Parthian Empire: Vologases IV (147-191 CE) Dichalkon, Seleukeia on the Tigris Mint (Sellwood 84.144; Shore 632)22 viewsObv: Diademed bust left, wearing tiara; date to left
Rev: Draped bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown; A to right
2 commentsQuant.Geek09/05/17 at 22:55Robert L3: Excellent example of the type. Well done!
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Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace (SNG Copenhagen 1153; Mller 76)42 viewsObv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Lion leaping right; below, kerykeion, monogram and spearhead
3 commentsQuant.Geek09/04/17 at 14:49quadrans: I agree nice coin ..
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Pontos, Amisos: Time of Mithradates VI Eupator (ca. 100-85 BCE) AE Unit (RG 15; HGC 7, 237)27 viewsObv: Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev: AMIΣOY; Eagle, head right, with wings spread, standing left on thunderbolt; monogram to left
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/04/17 at 00:39ickster: Lovely patina.
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Kings of Thrace: Lysimachos (305-281 BCE) AE Unit, Uncertain Mint in Thrace (SNG Copenhagen 1153; Mller 76)42 viewsObv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY; Lion leaping right; below, kerykeion, monogram and spearhead
3 commentsQuant.Geek09/04/17 at 00:38ickster: Stunning!
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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1729; DOC 8)26 viewsObv: +LЄOҺ ЬAS-ILЄVS ROM'; Bust of Leo VI with short beard, facing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; on right shoulder, roundel with central pellet; holding akakia in left hand
Rev: +LЄOҺ / ЄҺ ΘЄO ЬA / SILЄVS R / OMЄOҺ
1 commentsQuant.Geek07/15/17 at 02:23Curtis H2: Great coin
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Roman Imperial: Constantius Gallus, as Caesar (351-354 CE) Centenionalis, Heraclea (RIC VIII 84; LRBC 1894)35 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS NOB C; Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier standing left, holding shield and spearing fallen horseman; shield on ground at right; Horseman turns to face soldier, and extends left arm; Γ in left field; SMHΔ in exergue
4 commentsQuant.Geek07/03/17 at 04:49Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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Roman Imperial: Constantius Gallus, as Caesar (351-354 CE) Centenionalis, Heraclea (RIC VIII 84; LRBC 1894)35 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS NOB C; Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier standing left, holding shield and spearing fallen horseman; shield on ground at right; Horseman turns to face soldier, and extends left arm; Γ in left field; SMHΔ in exergue
4 commentsQuant.Geek07/02/17 at 23:13Curtis H2: Fantastic reverse!
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Roman Imperial: Constantius Gallus, as Caesar (351-354 CE) Centenionalis, Heraclea (RIC VIII 84; LRBC 1894)35 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS NOB C; Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier standing left, holding shield and spearing fallen horseman; shield on ground at right; Horseman turns to face soldier, and extends left arm; Γ in left field; SMHΔ in exergue
4 commentsQuant.Geek07/02/17 at 17:47Mat: Wonderful, interesting reverse design on the figur...
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Roman Imperial: Constantius Gallus, as Caesar (351-354 CE) Centenionalis, Heraclea (RIC VIII 84; LRBC 1894)35 viewsObv: D N CONSTAN-TIVS NOB C; Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Soldier standing left, holding shield and spearing fallen horseman; shield on ground at right; Horseman turns to face soldier, and extends left arm; Γ in left field; SMHΔ in exergue
4 commentsQuant.Geek07/02/17 at 17:09okidoki: very nice
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13 viewsMassachusetts Treasury Loan Certificate 15 June 1, 1780 MA-8
This certificate is listed as MA-8 in Anderson's The Price of Liberty. It bears the Sword in Hand vignette encircled by a rattlesnake. Anderson rates this piece as a low R7, indicating only 7 to 12 examples are known.
1 commentsSpongeBob06/25/17 at 04:57Curtis H2: Very cool!
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Roman Imperial: Aelia Flaccilla (378-383 CE) AE Follis, Antioch (Sear 20616; RIC IX 61)33 viewsObv: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG; diademed & draped bust right
Rev: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE; Victory seated right, inscribing Chi-Rho onto shield set on column, T in right field, ANTB in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek06/20/17 at 05:25Canaan: This is perfection, i love it!!
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Roman Imperial: Aelia Flaccilla (378-383 CE) AE Follis, Antioch (Sear 20616; RIC IX 61)33 viewsObv: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG; diademed & draped bust right
Rev: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE; Victory seated right, inscribing Chi-Rho onto shield set on column, T in right field, ANTB in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek06/20/17 at 02:23Skyler: Great looking coin!
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337) Follis, Constantinople (RIC VII 22)25 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; head with rosette diadem
Rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS; Soldier holding reversed spear in right, left hand on shield S in left field; CONS in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek06/19/17 at 09:29okidoki: excellent
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Lycia, Phaselis: Anonymous (ca. 4th century BCE) AR Stater (Heipp-Tamer Series 6, unlisted variety; CNG 100, lot 1517; CNG 99, lot 284; CNG E-353, lot 170)30 viewsObv: Prow of galley right, fighting platform decorated with lion at bay right; to right, owl flying upward left, wings displayed; below, dolphin right above waves
Rev: Stern of galley left; tripod surmounted by wreath and ΦAΣ above
1 commentsQuant.Geek06/13/17 at 05:54Pharsalos: Beautiful, impressive piece. So many interesting d...
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Drachm, Abydus (Price 1534; Muller 1626)25 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field, monogram below throne

Early Posthumous issue

1 commentsQuant.Geek06/12/17 at 23:14Curtis H2: Great coin!
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Ancient Judaea, Herodian Kingdom: Herod I (40 BCE-4 CE) 8 Prutot, Uncertain mint in Samaria, RY 3 (Hendin 1169; TJC 44)26 viewsObv: Helmet with cheek guards surmounted by star; above to either side, palm branch
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ HPΩΔOY; tripod lebes; in left field, L Γ; in right field, monogram
1 commentsQuant.Geek06/06/17 at 16:20Canaan: Great example of the type, i love it!!!
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30 views2 commentsQuant.Geek05/28/17 at 22:21Quant.Geek: Your assessment seems correct. I need to send thi...
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Ancient Rome: Wax Tablet Silver Stylus (ca. 1st -3rd century CE)27 viewsThis would have been used by a scribe to write upon a wax tablet. One end sharp for writing, the other a wedge shaped terminal to be used as an "eraser" to fix errors.1 commentsQuant.Geek05/28/17 at 18:48Canaan: Super interesting item i love it.
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30 views2 commentsQuant.Geek05/28/17 at 18:47Canaan: very nice, looks Babylonian no more details i am v...
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Egypt, Alexandria: Nero (54-68 CE) BI Tetradrachm, RY14 (Kln 203-204; Dattari (Savio) 244; Milne 298-299; Emmett 129)38 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.Geek05/25/17 at 22:34NORMAN K: wonderful in many ways
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Egypt, Alexandria: Nero (54-68 CE) BI Tetradrachm, RY14 (Kln 203-204; Dattari (Savio) 244; Milne 298-299; Emmett 129)38 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 12:39*Alex: I agree.
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Egypt, Alexandria: Nero (54-68 CE) BI Tetradrachm, RY14 (Kln 203-204; Dattari (Savio) 244; Milne 298-299; Emmett 129)38 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 21:49Jay GT4: Fantastic!
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Roman Imperial: Allectus (295-296 CE) BI Quinarius, London (Burnett 111; RIC 55; Webb 89)16 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 12:27NORMAN K: Beautiful
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Egypt, Alexandria: Commodus (177-192 CE) BI Tetradrachm, RY 21 (Kln 2204; Dattari (Savio) 3852; K&G 41.24; Emmett 2536.21)18 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 12:26NORMAN 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)27 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 12:24NORMAN K: Amazing detail. Lovely coin
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30 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 12:07NORMAN K: very interesting . Nice coin
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32 views1 commentsQuant.Geek05/18/17 at 03:11wileyc: have always thought these quite interesting!
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30 views1 commentsQuant.Geek05/14/17 at 06:08Randygeki(h2): Thats cool!
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Roman Imperial: Constantius I, as Caesar (293-305 CE) Follis, Carthage (RIC 24a)22 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 10:43Jay GT4: Great portrait and the patina is lovely
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Unit, Salamis on Cyprus (Price-3158)20 viewsObv: Macedonian shield, boss decorated with gorgoneion
Rev: Macedonian helmet with crest and cheek pieces; Β-Α for ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ between; caduceus on lower left field
1 commentsQuant.Geek04/27/17 at 08:00shanxi: nice example
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Aksumite Empire: Kaleb (ca. 510-540) AR Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 42; Munro-Hay Type 111; BMC Axum 411-12)57 viewsObv: ነገሠ ከለበ (negu Kaleb; King Kaleb); Crowned bust right; cross above
Rev: ለሀገረ ዘየደለ (la-hagar ze-yedlu (or za-yedallu); May this be (or he who is) suitable for the city/country); Bust right, wearing headcloth; cross above
4 commentsQuant.Geek04/21/17 at 15:49Kaleb B: Yes I can see the characters, thank you!
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Egypt, Alexandria: Gallienus (253-268 CE) Tetradrachm, RY 14 (Kln 2932-3; Dattari (Savio) 5283; Milne 4145; Curtis Emmett 3802)32 viewsObv: AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CЄB; laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak, L IΔ before, palm behind

Former collection of the Art Institute of Chicago
1 commentsQuant.Geek04/09/17 at 06:31maridvnvm: Gorgeous.
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Bruttium, the Brettii: Anonymous (ca. 214-211 BCE) Double Didrachm (Scheu, Bronze 1; HN Italy 1975)36 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Ares left; two pellets to right, grain ear below
Rev: Nike standing left, erecting trophy; cornucopia between


2 commentsQuant.Geek04/03/17 at 10:17Pharsalos: Superb style.
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Indo-Greek Kingdom, Menander I Soter AR Drachm. Circa 155-130 BC (Bopearachchi 3B; SNG ANS 686-690)49 viewsObv: Diademed bust left, wielding spear, aegis on shoulder; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ around
Rev: Athena standing right, hurling thunderbolt and holding shield; monogram in right field, Karosthi script around
1 commentsQuant.Geek04/03/17 at 10:03Pharsalos: Beautiful example.
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Aksumite Empire: Kaleb (ca. 510-540) AR Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 42; Munro-Hay Type 111; BMC Axum 411-12)57 viewsObv: ነገሠ ከለበ (negu Kaleb; King Kaleb); Crowned bust right; cross above
Rev: ለሀገረ ዘየደለ (la-hagar ze-yedlu (or za-yedallu); May this be (or he who is) suitable for the city/country); Bust right, wearing headcloth; cross above
4 commentsQuant.Geek03/19/17 at 10:20Quant.Geek: The attribution is complete . Can you see th...
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Parthian Empire: Artabanos IV (ca. 10-38 CE) Drachm, Mithradatkart Mint (Sellwood 61.10)24 viewsObv: Diademed and draped bust of Artabanos IV left
Rev: Archer setaed right, holding ow; below mow, monogram
1 commentsQuant.Geek03/17/17 at 20:48quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Aksumite Empire: Kaleb (ca. 510-540) AR Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 42; Munro-Hay Type 111; BMC Axum 411-12)57 viewsObv: ነገሠ ከለበ (negu Kaleb; King Kaleb); Crowned bust right; cross above
Rev: ለሀገረ ዘየደለ (la-hagar ze-yedlu (or za-yedallu); May this be (or he who is) suitable for the city/country); Bust right, wearing headcloth; cross above
4 commentsQuant.Geek03/16/17 at 20:50Kaleb B: Just curious, did you ever find the description fo...
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Eye of Horus: Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1070-664 BCE) Blue and Black faience Wedjet Amulet (Petrie, Amulets pl. XXV, 138y)24 viewsFrom the Carl Devries Collection1 commentsQuant.Geek03/16/17 at 05:11Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Aksumite Empire: Kaleb (ca. 510-540) AR Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 42; Munro-Hay Type 111; BMC Axum 411-12)57 viewsObv: ነገሠ ከለበ (negu Kaleb; King Kaleb); Crowned bust right; cross above
Rev: ለሀገረ ዘየደለ (la-hagar ze-yedlu (or za-yedallu); May this be (or he who is) suitable for the city/country); Bust right, wearing headcloth; cross above
4 commentsQuant.Geek03/05/17 at 01:59Kaleb B: Are the obverse and reverse descriptions correct? ...
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Aksumite Empire: Anonymous (ca. 440-470) Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 36.2; Munro-Hay Type 76; BMC Axum 316)30 viewsObv: Crowned bust right, holding cruciform scepter
Rev: Greek cross within circle, central element with gold inlay
1 commentsQuant.Geek03/02/17 at 02:59Randygeki(h2): This kinda look cool. Neat addition
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Roman Imperial: Gallienus (253-268 CE) Antoninianus, Rome (RIC V 207; MIR 36, 731b; RSC 342 corr.)21 viewsObv: Radiate head right
Rev: Goat walking right; ς in exergue



1 commentsQuant.Geek02/25/17 at 16:40nogoodnicksleft: Nice Goat
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) Centenionalis, Heraclea (RIC VIII Heraclea 82)16 viewsObv.: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman turns to face soldier and raises right arm, horseman is bearded and bareheaded (var. A), Γ in left field; SMHA in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/23/17 at 04:52Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) Centenionalis, Contemporary Imitation (Mattingly pl. xviii, 16 for type)18 viewsObv: Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman

From the estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind. Ex De Wit Collection, Part I (Knker 121, 12 March 2007), lot 39; Giessener Mnzhandlung 76 (22 April 1996), lot 15
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/23/17 at 04:51Randygeki(h2): Interesting example
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Abydos? (BMFA 839; Mller 342)44 viewsObv: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAΧOY; Athena seated left, holding Nike and resting elbow on shield at side, spear leaning against far shoulder; in inner left field, eagle standing right
3 commentsQuant.Geek02/15/17 at 05:30Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Abydos? (BMFA 839; Mller 342)44 viewsObv: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAΧOY; Athena seated left, holding Nike and resting elbow on shield at side, spear leaning against far shoulder; in inner left field, eagle standing right
3 commentsQuant.Geek02/14/17 at 21:01Robert L3: Outstanding.
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Abydos? (BMFA 839; Mller 342)44 viewsObv: Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAΧOY; Athena seated left, holding Nike and resting elbow on shield at side, spear leaning against far shoulder; in inner left field, eagle standing right
3 commentsQuant.Geek02/14/17 at 18:35Jay GT4: The portrait is great and the reverse isn't to...
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Thessaly, Thessalian League: Philippos and Themistogenes, Magistrates (mid-late 1st century BCE) AR Stater (BCD Thessaly II 883.2; cf. SNG Copenhagen 296)26 viewsObv: Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath
Rev: ΘEΣΣA-ΛΩN; Athena Itonia advancing right right, wielding spear and holding forth shield on outstretched arm; above and in exergue, magistrate's names: ΦIΛIΠ-ΠOY and [ΘH]MIΣTO[ΓENHΣ]; in outer right field, Ennodia running right, holding two torches
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/14/17 at 18:23Jay GT4: Great strike on this
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Macedonian Kingdom: Antigonos I Monophthalmos, as Strategos of Asia (320-306 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Babylon (Price 3722)38 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; in left field, monogram in wreath; below throne, AX monogram
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/14/17 at 16:51Jay GT4: Fantastic!
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Artuqids of Mardin: Najm al-Din Alpi. (547-572 AH) Dirham (Whelan Type I, 37-8; S&S Type 27; Album 1827.2; ICV 1200)44 viewsObv: Diademed male head right, ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ (Najm al-Dn; Arabic Laqab meaning 'Star of Religion') in Naskh script engraved into the die horizontally across the neck of the figure; counter-marked legend ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﻣﻠﻚ ﺩﻳﺎﺭ ﺑﮑﺮ (Najm al-Dn, King of Diyarbakr); dotted border
Rev: Multi-line legend in a modified Ayyubid Kufic script continuing to right, top and left all within irregular circle with arabesque in exergue; dotted border

1st Line: ﻣﻠﻚ ﺍﻻﻣﺮﺍ (Malik al-umar; King of the Princes)
2nd Line: ﺍﺑﻮ ﺍﻟﻤﻈﻔﺮ (Abu al-Muzaffar; Man of Conquering)
3rd Line: ﺍﻟﭙﻰ ﺑﻦ (Alp bin; Alpi, Son of)
Right Field: ﺗﻤﺮﺗﺎﺵ ﺑﻦ (Timurtsh bin; Timurtash, Son of)
Upper Field: ﺍﻳﻞﻏﺎﺫﯼ (l-Ghz; Il-Ghazi)
Left Field: ﺑﻦ ﺍﺭﺗﻖ (bin Artuq; Son of Artuq)
2 commentsQuant.Geek02/03/17 at 16:45okidoki: very black brown toning
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Half Follis, Antioch, RY 10 (Sear 381; DOC I 170; BMC 214; Tolstoi 202; MIB II 60a)23 viewsObv: Justin, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on a double throne, each holding scepter and jointly holding globus-cruciger
Rev: Large K, cross above; A/N/N/O and X across field, e below
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/02/17 at 21:02Warren: Wow! What color! It looks natural, too.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-1911; DOC VI-19)26 viewsObv: Cross potent set on two steps; pellet at each termination of arm
Rev: CЄP CVN/ЄPΓЄI BA/CIΛЄI AΛ/ЄZIω in five lines
1 commentsSpongeBob02/02/17 at 15:49Warren: Really outstanding for the type!
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Artuqids of Mardin: Najm al-Din Alpi. (547-572 AH) Dirham (Whelan Type I, 37-8; S&S Type 27; Album 1827.2; ICV 1200)44 viewsObv: Diademed male head right, ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ (Najm al-Dn; Arabic Laqab meaning 'Star of Religion') in Naskh script engraved into the die horizontally across the neck of the figure; counter-marked legend ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﻣﻠﻚ ﺩﻳﺎﺭ ﺑﮑﺮ (Najm al-Dn, King of Diyarbakr); dotted border
Rev: Multi-line legend in a modified Ayyubid Kufic script continuing to right, top and left all within irregular circle with arabesque in exergue; dotted border

1st Line: ﻣﻠﻚ ﺍﻻﻣﺮﺍ (Malik al-umar; King of the Princes)
2nd Line: ﺍﺑﻮ ﺍﻟﻤﻈﻔﺮ (Abu al-Muzaffar; Man of Conquering)
3rd Line: ﺍﻟﭙﻰ ﺑﻦ (Alp bin; Alpi, Son of)
Right Field: ﺗﻤﺮﺗﺎﺵ ﺑﻦ (Timurtsh bin; Timurtash, Son of)
Upper Field: ﺍﻳﻞﻏﺎﺫﯼ (l-Ghz; Il-Ghazi)
Left Field: ﺑﻦ ﺍﺭﺗﻖ (bin Artuq; Son of Artuq)
2 commentsQuant.Geek02/02/17 at 04:17Canaan: Very beautiful coin, more details?
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Roman Republic: C. Servilius M.f. (ca. 136 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Cr-239/1; S-116; Syd-525)36 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma facing right, wreath behind; ROMA below
Rev: Dioscuri galloping apart; C. SERVEILI M F in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek01/18/17 at 06:40Randygeki(h2): beautiful
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Roman Republic: C. Servilius M.f. (ca. 136 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Cr-239/1; S-116; Syd-525)36 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma facing right, wreath behind; ROMA below
Rev: Dioscuri galloping apart; C. SERVEILI M F in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek01/17/17 at 19:19Jay GT4: Fantastic!
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Roman Imperial: Antoninus Pius (138-161 CE) AR Denarius, Rome (RIC 202b; BMC 736; RSC 825)27 viewsObv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P; laureate head of Antoninus Pius right
Rev: TR POT XIIII COS IIII; Tranquillitas standing facing, head right, holding rudder and grain ears
2 commentsQuant.Geek01/13/17 at 14:29quadrans: Great one..
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Roman Imperial: Julia Domna, Augusta (193-217 CE), Rome, under Caracalla (211-215 CE) AR Denarius (RIC 379c; BMC 10; RSC 105)23 viewsObv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG; draped bust of Julia Domna right
Rev: LVNA LVCIFERA; Luna driving galloping biga left
2 commentsQuant.Geek01/13/17 at 14:29quadrans: Nice specimen..
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Roman Imperial: Julia Domna, Augusta (193-217 CE), Rome, under Caracalla (211-215 CE) AR Denarius (RIC 379c; BMC 10; RSC 105)23 viewsObv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG; draped bust of Julia Domna right
Rev: LVNA LVCIFERA; Luna driving galloping biga left
2 commentsQuant.Geek01/13/17 at 10:56Jay GT4: Superb! That reverse is so dynamic
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Roman Imperial: Antoninus Pius (138-161 CE) AR Denarius, Rome (RIC 202b; BMC 736; RSC 825)27 viewsObv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P; laureate head of Antoninus Pius right
Rev: TR POT XIIII COS IIII; Tranquillitas standing facing, head right, holding rudder and grain ears
2 commentsQuant.Geek01/13/17 at 10:55Jay GT4: Exceptional!
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (120-96 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Uncertain Mint 116 in Cilicia or Northern Syria (SC 2294.3; HGC 9, 1197c)39 viewsObv: Diademed head right
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ; Zeus Ouranios standing left, holding star and scepter; two monograms to outer left; N in exergue; all within wreath
2 commentsQuant.Geek01/11/17 at 17:49areich: Wonderful.
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (120-96 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Uncertain Mint 116 in Cilicia or Northern Syria (SC 2294.3; HGC 9, 1197c)39 viewsObv: Diademed head right
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ; Zeus Ouranios standing left, holding star and scepter; two monograms to outer left; N in exergue; all within wreath
2 commentsQuant.Geek01/11/17 at 08:28Pharsalos: Wow fantastic coin!
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Ikhshidid: Abu'l-Qasim (334-349 AH) AV Dinar, Misr, 341 AH (Album-676)26 views1 commentsQuant.Geek01/07/17 at 11:34Sam: Under the Abbasid Qualifa Al-Mutii Lillah ا...
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Mysia, Parium: Commodus (177-192 CE) Unit (RPC IV 3164; SNG BN 1484)21 viewsObv: IMP CAIMV COMODVS; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: DEO AESC SVB; Asclepius seated right, examining hoof of a bull standing left; CG I H P in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/15/16 at 12:27shanxi: nice reverse
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) Centenionalis, Antioch (RIC VIII 135; LRBC 2623)24 viewsObv.: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right; Γ to upper left; ANAI in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/15/16 at 06:58Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Roman Imperial: Constans (337-350 CE) AE2 Follis, Arles (RIC VIII, Arles-103var)18 viewsObv.: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO; soldier spearing fallen horseman who is kneeling left on ground, wearing Phrygian helmet; SARL ✶ in exergue
1 commentsSpongeBob12/15/16 at 06:23Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator (114-95 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Antioch (SC 2363a; HGC 9, 1228i)34 viewsObv: Diademed head right
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ; Athena Nikephoros standing left; to outer left, monogram above A; A to inner right; all within wreath

1 commentsQuant.Geek12/14/16 at 19:53Jay GT4: Outstanding!
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Assyria: Ime-Dagān (1776-1736 BCE) Cuneiform Foundation Cone, Isin24 views1) ᵈi-me-ᵈda-gan
2) nita-kala-ga
3) lugal-i-si-in.Ki-na
4) lugal-an-ub-da-lmmu-ba-ke₄
5) u₄ nibru.Ki
6) uru-ki-g-
7) den-11-1-
8) g-bi
9) mu-un-du₈
10) ren-bi kaskal-ta
11) ba-ra-an-zi-ga-a
12) bd-gal-
13) -si-in.Ki-na
14) mu-un-d
15) bd-ba
16) ᵈi-me-ᵈda-gan
17) ᵈen-ll-da -an-gal
18) mu-bi-im

1-4) Ime-Dagān, mighty man, king of Isin, king of the four quarters,
5-11) when he cancelled the tribute of Nippur, the city beloved of the god Enlil, (and) relieved its men of military service,
12-14) he built the great wall of Isin.
15-18) The name of that wall is 'Ime-Dagan is a great ... beside the god Enlil.'
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/13/16 at 14:08cicerokid:
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Hot Toys Star Wars - The Force Awakens First Order Storm Troopers40 views2 commentsQuant.Geek12/11/16 at 19:42Quant.Geek: Yeah, had to add it here
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Hot Toys Star Wars - The Force Awakens First Order Storm Troopers40 views2 commentsQuant.Geek12/11/16 at 19:42John Anthony:
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius II Constantine (578582 CE) Pentanummium, Antioch/Theoupolis (Sear-459; MIBE 61)34 viewsObv: Sear Monogram 18 of Tiberius II Constantine
Rev: Large Ч; cross above



1 commentsQuant.Geek12/10/16 at 20:36wileyc: Very nice, well stuck and with excellent Monogram!
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Commenus (1143-1180) AE Tetarteron (Sear-1976)44 viewsObv: IC - XC.
Cross with X at centre, standing on three steps.
Rev: ΜΛΝϪΗΛ ΔЄCΠΟΤΗ;
Half-length facing figure of Manuel, wearing crown, divitision and loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
1 commentsSpongeBob12/03/16 at 21:53Simon: Very interesting because of the 2 different die si...
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United States of America: 1934 Julian-Morgenthau $5 Federal Reserve Note (Fr#1955B)12 views1 commentsQuant.Geek11/30/16 at 02:45Diogenes: good to see that "in god we trust" was not on thes...
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Pb Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1934L1; DOC Pb.37; Grierson 1035)28 viewsObv: Standing facing figures of John II, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros, and St. Demetrius, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion, holding swords and between them, labarum on long shaft.
Rev: Alexius and Irene standing facing, both wearing crown, stemma, divitision and loros and holding between them cross on long shaft
1 commentsQuant.Geek11/25/16 at 21:33Simon: Very Nice example.
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Byzantine Empire: Isaac II Angelus, 1st Reign (1185-1195) Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-2005; DOC-5a)20 viewsObv: Facing bust of St. Michael the Archangel, holding trefoil-tipped scepter and globus cruciger
Rev: Facing bust of Isaac, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia
1 commentsSpongeBob11/25/16 at 21:27Simon: Very Nice Example.
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Satavahanas: Gautamiputra Satakarni overstruck on Nahapana (c. 78102 AD) AR drachm (Pieper-682)33 views Obv: Three-arched hill, wavy line below, Brahmi legend around reading (rano gotamiputasa) siri satakanisa
Rev: Satavahana symbol
1 commentsQuant.Geek11/13/16 at 17:13Robert L3: Wonderful coin. Congrats.
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: Theodoros Comnenus-Ducas (1224-1230) AE Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2168, Sommer-73.6)26 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate; left hand holds scroll; Pellet, or pellets, in each limb of nimbus cross
Rev: ΘЄOΔШPOC ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC KOMNHNOC O ΔϪKAC in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and panelled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds globus surmounted by single or double barred cross; Manus Dei in upper right field
1 commentsSpongeBob11/11/16 at 19:12Simone W: Probably Sear 2062 (Theodore I Comnenus-Lascaris).
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Latin Empire of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2042; DOC IV, Type V 22; Lianta 89-93)25 viewsObv: Ο ΛΓΙΟC; Full-length figure of beardless and nimbate saint wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand holds shield
Rev: KOMNHNOC; Emperor seated upon throne with back, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds globus cruciger
1 commentsSpongeBob11/11/16 at 18:58Simone W: This is S. 2042, wrongly described by S. as empero...
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (348- 350 CE) AE2 Follis, Arles (RIC VIII, Arles-102var)25 viewsObv.: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG; pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev.: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO; soldier spearing fallen horseman who is kneeling left on ground, wearing Phrygian helmet ; SARL ✶ in exergue
1 commentsSpongeBob11/03/16 at 06:03Randygeki(h2): A neat find
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Roman Republic: L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus and L. Scribonius Libo (62 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Crawford 417/1a; Sydenham 927; Aemilia 11; RBW-1503)26 viewsObv: Veiled and diademed head of Concordia right; [P]AVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORD around
Rev: Puteal Scribonianum (Scribonian Well), decorated with garland and two lyres; hammer at base; PVTEALSCRIBON above; LIBO in exergue

1 commentsQuant.Geek11/02/16 at 07:24quadrans: Great coin..and details..,
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Roman Republic: C. Memmius C.F. (56 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Crawford-427/1; Sydenham-920; Memmia-10; RBW-1531)20 viewsObv: Head of Ceres right, wearing wreath of grain ears; CMEMMICF downward before
Rev: Naked captive, his hands tied behind, kneeling right, at foot of trophy of arms with a Greek shield; IMPERATOR downward to left; CMEMMIVS downward to right
1 commentsQuant.Geek10/30/16 at 16:49okidoki: Impressive
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Roman Republic: M. Aurelius Scaurus (118 BCE) AR Serrate Denarius, Narbo (Crawford 282/1; Sydenham 523; Aurelia 20; RBW-1106)23 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma right; ROMA downward and mark of value behind; MA(VR)ELI upward before
Rev: Gallic warrior (Bituitus?), hurling spear and holding shield and carnyx, driving galloping biga right; SC(AVR)I below horses; LLICCNDOM in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek10/27/16 at 19:48Jay GT4: Nice biga
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Roman Republic: Lucius Appuleius Saturninus (104 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Crawford 317/3b; Sydenham 578a; Appuleia 1; RBW-1171)22 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma left
Rev: Saturn, holding harpa and reigns, driving quadriga right; L below horses; LSATVRN in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek10/27/16 at 19:47Jay GT4: Very nice!
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Bohemia: Premysl Otakar II (1253-1278) AR Bracteate (Cach 952; Frynas BM.8.17)20 viewsObv: Crowned facing head; pellets flanking
Rev: Incuse of obverse
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/10/16 at 04:22quadrans: Nice piece
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-14; DOC 16; MIBE 22)31 viewsObv: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M; cross above; CON in exergue
1 commentsQuant.Geek09/08/16 at 15:19Nero 30: Very nice Q. congrats
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Serbia: Knez Stefan Lazar Hrebeljanović (1371-1389) AR Dinar, Novo Brdo (Jovanovic-7; D&D 23.1.4)35 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne; sigla: δ to right
Rev: Stefan standing facing, holding cruciform scepter and akakia
1 commentsQuant.Geek08/26/16 at 11:43quadrans: Nice coin
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Bulgaria: Todor Svetoslav (1300-1322) AR Grosh, Veliko Turnovo Mint (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.8.1-3)65 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing, IC XC across field
Rev: Todor Svetoslav standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter
1 commentsSpongeBob07/12/16 at 13:01stoyan k: stunning object!!! want to have it !! Thanks for s...
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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-103; Gray-84a; KM#76)15 viewsObv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Cross in a circle
1 commentsSpongeBob06/26/16 at 23:21Skyler: Nice one
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Ayyubids: Mayyafariqin & Jabal Sinjar. al-Ashraf I Muzaffar al-Din Musa (1210-1220) Dirhem, Mayyafariqin Mint, AH 612 (Album-859.1; Whelan type I, 272-3; Balog-851; SICA 6, 1145) 22 viewsObv: Male seated facing, holding globus; name and titles of al-Ashraf I Muzaffar al-Din Musa and mint formula in outer margin; AH date to left and right of figure

Obverse Field: ﺳﻨﺔ ﺛﻨﺎ ﻋﺸﺮ ﻭﺳﺘﻤﺎﺋﺔ
Obverse Margin: ﺿﺮﺏ ﻣﻴﺎﻓﺮﻗﻴﻦ ; ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻚ ﺍﻻﺷﺮﻑ ﻣﻈﻔﺮﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﺍﺑﻮﺍﻟﻔﺘﺢ ﻣﻮﺳﻰ

Rev: Name and titles of Abbasid caliph within within linear and pelleted trilobe; name of Ayyubid overlord in outer margins

Reverse Field: ﺍﻻﻣﺎﻡ ﺍﻟﻨﺎﺻﺮﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ
Reverse Margin: ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻚ ﺍﻟﻌﺎﺩﻝ ﺳﻴﻒ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ ﺍﺑﻮﺑﻜﺮ ﺑﻦ ﺍﻳﻮﺏ
1 commentsSpongeBob06/21/16 at 19:48Skyler: Very nice
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The Zangid Atabegs of Aleppo: Nur al-din Mahmud ibn Zangi (1146-1174 CE) Dirham (Album-1850)23 viewsObv: Within circle of small beads, two Byzantine-style standing figures facing forwards supporting a labarum (standard) resting on three steps
Downwards on left: downwards left of the standard: al-adil (العادل), downwards right of the standard: nur al-din (نردين) ; blundered imitations of Greek legends around

Rev: Within a circle of small beads, figure of Christ standing, facing forward, holding book in left hand and with right hand on hip, with blundered imitations of Greek legends to left and right
Downwards on right: mahmud (محمود‎‎) downwards on left: malik al-umara (مالك الأمراء); Mahmud, King of the Princes
1 commentsSpongeBob06/21/16 at 19:45Skyler: Nice one
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Roman Imperial: Probus (276-282) BI antoninianus, Ticinum (RIC-492)23 viewsObv: VIRTVS PROBI INVICTI AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus left, holding spear over right shoulder and shield on left
Rev: PROVIDENT AVG; Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter
1 commentsSpongeBob06/17/16 at 20:18Skyler: Great condition
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Great Mongols: Malik of Kurzuwan (June-July 1221) Jital, Kurzuwan (Album-1971; Tye-324.2; Nyamaa-31)36 viewsObv: Arabic inscription around margin with date and month; تاريخ ربيع الآخرسنة ثمان عشروستمائة (dated to Rabi II, of the year 618); in center, الملك‎ (al-Malik)
Rev: Mint and Kalima in four lines; ○ كرزوان لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول ○ الله (Kurzuwan; There is no God but Allah; Muhammad is the apostle of Allah)
1 commentsSpongeBob06/04/16 at 13:26Tantalus: Nice for the type.
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Vandals: Gunthamund (484-496) AR 50 Denarii, Carthage (MEC 8-10; MIB-3)17 viewsObv: DN RX GVNTHA; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: DN within wreath.
1 commentsSpongeBob05/04/16 at 13:02Pharsalos: Lovely rare coin. Your collection of Vandal issues...
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Ostrogoths: Theoderic (493-518) AR Half-siliqua, i.n.o Anastasius I, Ravenna (Metlich-43a; MIBE-V77; MEC-117)18 viewsObv: D N ANASTASIVS P P AVC, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Star within wreath

Size: 12mm
Wgt: 1.27g
1 commentsSpongeBob05/04/16 at 12:56Pharsalos: Very pretty and interesting.
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House of Lancaster: Henry VI (1422-1461) 1st Reign, AR Groat, Calais Mint (North-1424; SCBC-1836)22 viewsObv: HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLIE Z FRANC; Crowned facing bust within tressure of arches; lis at lower cusps; annulets flanking neck
Rev: POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM; VILLA CALISIE; Long cross patte with trefoil of pellets in each quarter; annulets in second and third trefoils



1 commentsSpongeBob05/04/16 at 12:55Pharsalos: Wow, what a great example!
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint (Sear-1933; DOC 43)31 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator standing facing
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
1 commentsSpongeBob04/27/16 at 21:21Simon: Very Nice example, congrats!
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Abbasid Governors, Mesopotamia: al-Abbas b. Muhammad (750-760 AD) AE Fals, al-Jazira (Album-304; Lavoix-1568)49 viewsObv: Within circle, لا إله إلا الله وحده (There is no God but Allah alone); in margin, أمر الأمير ألعباس بن محمد اعز الله نصره (Ordered by the amir al-Abbas bin Muhammad, may his victories be the glory of Allah)
Rev: Within circle, محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); pellet above first line; in margin, بسم الله ضرب هذا الفلس بالجزيرة (In the name of Allah was struck this fals of al-Jazira)
2 commentsSpongeBob04/06/16 at 20:41SpongeBob: These coins are from the early period of Islam and...
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Abbasid Governors, Mesopotamia: al-Abbas b. Muhammad (750-760 AD) AE Fals, al-Jazira (Album-304; Lavoix-1568)49 viewsObv: Within circle, لا إله إلا الله وحده (There is no God but Allah alone); in margin, أمر الأمير ألعباس بن محمد اعز الله نصره (Ordered by the amir al-Abbas bin Muhammad, may his victories be the glory of Allah)
Rev: Within circle, محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); pellet above first line; in margin, بسم الله ضرب هذا الفلس بالجزيرة (In the name of Allah was struck this fals of al-Jazira)
2 commentsSpongeBob04/05/16 at 15:04stacy j: i have 2 coins like his i found in SD. Are they of...
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337 CE) Follis, Trier (RIC VII-485) 26 viewsObv: Laureate head right, no legend.
Rev: CONSTAN/TINVS/AVG; Reverse legend in three lines; wreath above; PTR in exergue


1 commentsSpongeBob03/09/16 at 20:30Pharsalos: Beautiful coin.
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Roman Imperial: Maximinus I (235-238) AR denarius, Rome (RIC IV-2; Cohen-55)31 viewsObv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG; laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: P M TR P II COS P P; emperor, in military dress, standing left between two standards, holding spear.
1 commentsSpongeBob03/09/16 at 20:28Pharsalos: Stunning, absolute gem!
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Roman Imperial: Constans (337-350 CE) BI Centenionalis, Siscia (RIC-218c)30 viewsObv: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped bust of Constans left, holding globe in left hand
Rev: FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO; Soldier holding spear pointing upwards and leading barbarian right from hut under tree; BSISRM in exergue

ex-Bridgnorth Hoard
2 commentsSpongeBob03/09/16 at 20:23Pharsalos: Superb example! I think the 'R' in exergue...
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Venice: Andrea Dandolo (1342-1354) AR Mezzanino nuovo (Biaggi-2822; Paolucci #3)28 viewsObv: AN DADVL SM VENE DVX; Doge and St. Marco standing facing, holding banner between them.
Rev: XPS RESVRESIT, Christ emerging from coffin.
1 commentsSpongeBob03/06/16 at 18:43Mat: A wonderful coin
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear-386; DOC 186; MIBE 65a)27 viewsObv: Monogram of Justin II
Rev: Large Є, cross to the right


1 commentsSpongeBob03/04/16 at 22:01Mat: Very nice!
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Byzantine Empire: Basil II Bulgaroktonos with Constantine VIII (977-989 CE) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1810; DOC 17)36 viewsObv: Cross crosslet, with X at intersection, on base, globus, and four steps. In field left, facing bust of Basil, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross and pendilia. In field right, facing bust of Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross and pendilia. Triple linear border
Rev: with ornament above and beneath. Triple linear border
2 commentsSpongeBob02/24/16 at 16:54Sam: Excellent piece of art.
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) Half Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1978; DOC 21)29 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Emmanuel, raising right hand in benediction, holding volumen in left
Rev: Manuel standing facing, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger

From the Prue Morgan Fitts Collection
1 commentsSpongeBob02/24/16 at 16:52Sam: Very interesting. Congratulations Bob.
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Confederate States of America: $20 Chemicograph Back Intended for 1864 Confederate Currency38 viewsOriginally issued as a set of "notes" that consisted of six Chemicograph backs with designs that were intended for the 1864 issues of the $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, and $500 denominations. Back plates with these designs were ordered by the Confederate Treasury from S. Straker & Sons of London. The plates were made and shipped from London in early January 1864, only to disappear. Several more shipments were made, but none of these got through the Union blockade. Examples of the plates were found 75 years later and were donated to the Smithsonian Institution.
1 commentsSpongeBob02/24/16 at 01:43Matt Inglima: A very interesting design with a fascinating back ...
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337 CE) 3 Reduced Follis, Trier (RIC VII-341)20 viewsObv: CONSTA-NTINVS AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine right
Rev: BEATA TRA-NQVILLITAS; Banded globe set on altar inscribed VOTIS XX in three lines; three stars above; PTR in exergue
1 commentsSpongeBob02/19/16 at 03:46ickster: A nice example!
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12 views1 commentsSpongeBob02/14/16 at 09:53Afrasi: Sinkiang, Soche/Yarkand Mint, 5 Fen/Half Miscal, t...
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Aksumite Empire: Armah (ca. 630-650) Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 72a; Munro-Hay Type 153; BMC Axum 577)22 viewsObv: ነገሠ አረመሐ (negu ArmaH; King Armah); Crowned and draped full-length figure of Armah, wearing beaded necklace, enthroned right, holding cruciform scepter
Rev: ፈሠሐ ለየከነ ለአሐዘበ (feeH la-yekun la-aHzb; Let there be joy to the people); Openwork cross with central gilding connected to ring by stem; wheat stalks emerging from ring
1 commentsSpongeBob02/12/16 at 17:06Sosius: Great and rare coin in exceptional condition!
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Aksumite Empire: Ella Gabaz (ca. 610-630) Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 70.2; Munro-Hay 120; BMC Aksum 414)26 viewsObv: "King WZN" (in Ge'ez), draped bust right wearing headcloth, holding grain ear
Rev: "He who is Fitting for the People" (in Ge'ez), long cross with ends terminating in smaller crosses over a smaller Greek cross; gilding in center
1 commentsSpongeBob02/12/16 at 17:04Sosius: love these Axumite coins!
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VI & Irene (780-797) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1598; DOC-7)45 viewsObv: Crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter
Rev: Crowned bust of Constantine facing, [holding globus cruciger; pellet to left;] to right, cross above pellet; in exergue, large M between X N and above A
1 commentsSpongeBob02/11/16 at 00:40Vladislav D: Nice !!!
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica (DOC 774-777; LPC 80; PCPC 234)31 viewsObv: Large cross patte; stars in upper quarters, B B in lower
Rev: Half-length facing busts of Andronicus and Michael, holding between them a large patriarchal cross between them
1 commentsSpongeBob02/11/16 at 00:39Vladislav D: Nice !!!
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-1909; DOC 18)50 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, with medallion of Christ on chest
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
1 commentsSpongeBob02/11/16 at 00:39Vladislav D: Nice !!!
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Crusaders: Tancred, Regent (1101-1112) Follis, Antioch (Metcalf, Crusades-71; CCS-6)19 viewsObv: St. Peter standing facing, raising hand and holding cross-tipped scepter
Rev: Cross; D S F T in quarters
1 commentsSpongeBob02/06/16 at 05:05quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Roman Imperial: Tacitus (275-276 CE) Silvered BI Antoninianus, Rome (RIC V-82)21 viewsObv: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG; radiate, draped & cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right
Rev: AEQVITAS AVG; Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia; XXIΓ in exergue
2 commentsSpongeBob02/06/16 at 04:57quadrans: Yes nice coin ..
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Roman Imperial: Tacitus (275-276 CE) Silvered BI Antoninianus, Rome (RIC V-82)21 viewsObv: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG; radiate, draped & cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right
Rev: AEQVITAS AVG; Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia; XXIΓ in exergue
2 commentsSpongeBob02/05/16 at 03:50Skyler: Wow lots of silvering remains
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Ancient Greece: Philip II of Macedon (359-336 BCE) AE20 Unit, Uncertain Mint (SNG ANS 850; Mionnet I, 750)28 viewsObv.: Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia.
Rev.: ΦILIΠΠOY, Naked youth on horse prancing right on ground line, spearhead below.
1 commentsSpongeBob02/05/16 at 03:48Skyler: Beautiful flan. Solid heavy strike gives a great i...
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Byzantine Empire: Basil II Bulgaroktonos with Constantine VIII (977-989 CE) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1810; DOC 17)36 viewsObv: Cross crosslet, with X at intersection, on base, globus, and four steps. In field left, facing bust of Basil, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross and pendilia. In field right, facing bust of Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross and pendilia. Triple linear border
Rev: with ornament above and beneath. Triple linear border
2 commentsSpongeBob01/31/16 at 19:59quadrans: Nice specimen..
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Normans in Sicily: William I (1154-1166) AR Ducale, Palermo (Spahr-94; MEC-290; MIR-435)24 viewsObv: IC XC; Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing
Rev: R DVX FI LI VS EIVS; King William, on right, and his son, Duke Roger, on left, both standing facing and holding a long patriarchal cross between them; the King also holds globus cruciger, while his son holds his sword by the hilt

This issue commemorates the investiture of William as King of Sicily and Roger as Duke of Puglia by Pope Adrian IV (Nicholas Breakspear, the only Englishman to have occupied the papal throne)
2 commentsSpongeBob01/24/16 at 10:58SpongeBob: Classified as a Rare coin and modeled after Alexiu...
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Normans in Sicily: William I (1154-1166) AR Ducale, Palermo (Spahr-94; MEC-290; MIR-435)24 viewsObv: IC XC; Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing
Rev: R DVX FI LI VS EIVS; King William, on right, and his son, Duke Roger, on left, both standing facing and holding a long patriarchal cross between them; the King also holds globus cruciger, while his son holds his sword by the hilt

This issue commemorates the investiture of William as King of Sicily and Roger as Duke of Puglia by Pope Adrian IV (Nicholas Breakspear, the only Englishman to have occupied the papal throne)
2 commentsSpongeBob01/24/16 at 02:56wileyc: wow, very nice coin.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Comnenus (1183-1185) Half Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint (Sear-1989; DOC-8)31 viewsObv: Half-length bust of the Virgin Mary facing, orans; medallion with bust of Christ on her chest
Rev: Half-length figure of Andronicus facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger

1 commentsSpongeBob01/21/16 at 22:51Simon: Thats the best portrait of Andronicus I have seen ...
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Roman Imperial: Maximian (286-310) BI Antoninianus, Lugdunum (RIC-423)21 viewsObv: MAXIMIANVS P F AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SALVS AVGG; Salus standing right, holding patera, feeding serpent on her arm
1 commentsSpongeBob01/13/16 at 17:30quadrans: Nice silvered example..
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Parthian Empire: Vologases I (second reign, ca. 58-77 CE) AR Diobol, Persis Mint (Sunrise-425)29 viewsObv: Diademed bust of Vologases I left.
Rev: Archer seated right on throne, holding bow; Incomplete Greek legends around ΟΛΙΓΑC[ΟΥ] ΤΟΥ ΚΥΡΙ[ΟΥ] (Vologases the lord)

From The Sunrise Collection
2 commentsSpongeBob01/10/16 at 08:37quadrans: Hoops, Interesting specimen..
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Parthian Empire: Orodes II (57-38 BCE) AR Drachm, Rhagai (Sunrise-382)16 viewsObv: Diademed bust left, wart on forehead, close-cropped beard, cervical torque ending in sea horse, star before, crescent over star behind
Rev: Diademed archer enthroned right, examining bow, anchor behind

1 commentsSpongeBob01/06/16 at 22:24Robert L3: Another exceptional Parthian...nice sharp strike. ...
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Early Anglo-Saxon, Kingdom of Northumbria: Secondary Sceattas (ca. 710-720) AR Sceat, Series G, type 3a (Abramson-21.20; cf. SCBI 63 (BM), 431-4; North-43; SCBC-800)26 viewsObv: Diademed head right; cross pomme before; [pellets behind?]
Rev: Standard with central pellet-in-annulet, saltires in angles, pellets between saltires; pellets and crosses in margin
1 commentsSpongeBob01/06/16 at 02:06Robert L3: Great coin...love that wide-eyed portrait. :shock...
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Parthian Empire: Vologases I (second reign, ca. 58-77 CE) AR Diobol, Persis Mint (Sunrise-425)29 viewsObv: Diademed bust of Vologases I left.
Rev: Archer seated right on throne, holding bow; Incomplete Greek legends around ΟΛΙΓΑC[ΟΥ] ΤΟΥ ΚΥΡΙ[ΟΥ] (Vologases the lord)

From The Sunrise Collection
2 commentsSpongeBob01/06/16 at 01:33Robert L3: Great coin and terrific pedigree...congrats.
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24 viewsWESTERN ASIATIC HEAD TABLET WITH CUNEIFORM INSCRIPTION
3rd millennium BC

A ceramic male head with three-spiked hairstyle, panel of cuneiform script to the underside.
1 commentsSpongeBob12/04/15 at 14:45Mat: Thats neat, nice!
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) AE 40 Nummia, Constantinople Mint (Sear-640)25 views1 commentsSpongeBob10/27/15 at 02:38wileyc: nice example example with great portrait.
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Imperial China, Yuan Dynasty: Zhi Zheng (1352) AE 2 wen (Hartill-19.100; Schjth-1104)32 viewsObv: 至正通寶 Zhi Zheng tong bao
Rev: Mongol word on reverse above for the cyclical characters for the year of casting: ꡚꡞꡋ (Shin) for 壬辰 ren-chen (1352)
2 commentsSpongeBob09/23/15 at 15:26SpongeBob: Actually, it is Schjth-1104 as it is a 2 wen
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Imperial China, Yuan Dynasty: Zhi Zheng (1352) AE 2 wen (Hartill-19.100; Schjth-1104)32 viewsObv: 至正通寶 Zhi Zheng tong bao
Rev: Mongol word on reverse above for the cyclical characters for the year of casting: ꡚꡞꡋ (Shin) for 壬辰 ren-chen (1352)
2 commentsSpongeBob09/11/15 at 10:06Pekka K: Schjth 1107
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Afghanistan: Anonymous Civic Copper (1245 AH) AE Falus (Undocumented)17 views1 commentsSpongeBob09/01/15 at 06:28Pekka K: Dated 1240 AH.
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Ceylon: Anonymous Gold Kahavanu (Sri Lamka Vibhu Type III-B, MCSI-825)34 views1 commentsSpongeBob08/24/15 at 18:33John Anthony: Rare and wonderful!
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Byzantine Empire: Leontius (695-698) Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1344; DOC-18; Anastasi-295)36 viewsObv: Leontius standing facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding akakia and globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; monogram above; SCL below
1 commentsSpongeBob07/16/15 at 22:23Simon: I love the portrait of Leontius, really gives this...
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1681)59 viewsObv: Crowned bust facing, wearing loros holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; X/X/X to left, cross above, N/N/N to right, Ө below
3 commentsSpongeBob07/04/15 at 23:06Mat: Wow, this is wonderful!
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius II Constantine (578-582) AE Follis, Nicomedia (Sear-441)23 viewsObv: D m TIb CONSTANT P P AVC.
Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre; above eagle, cross.
Rev: Large m between A/N/N/O and GI; above, cross; in exergue, NIKO B.
1 commentsSpongeBob07/04/15 at 23:03Mat: Nice portrait on this
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1681)59 viewsObv: Crowned bust facing, wearing loros holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; X/X/X to left, cross above, N/N/N to right, Ө below
3 commentsSpongeBob07/03/15 at 06:45quadrans: I agree absolutelly ..
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1681)59 viewsObv: Crowned bust facing, wearing loros holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; X/X/X to left, cross above, N/N/N to right, Ө below
3 commentsSpongeBob07/02/15 at 00:54Simon: Does not get better than that, Congrats!
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) AE Follis, Constantinople (RIC-87)56 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO / CONSΔ*.
Constantius II in military dress standing left, holding labarum and resting hand on shield set on ground; to left, two captives kneeling vis--vis; star above.
3 commentsSpongeBob06/06/15 at 10:27David Atherton: Very sharp and superb.
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) AE Follis, Constantinople (RIC-87)56 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO / CONSΔ*.
Constantius II in military dress standing left, holding labarum and resting hand on shield set on ground; to left, two captives kneeling vis--vis; star above.
3 commentsSpongeBob06/06/15 at 05:05Pharsalos: Superb example, you could shave with that one!
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Umayyad Caliphate: Anonymous (698-705 AD) AE Fals, ND, Damascus (Album-174; Walker-835)25 viewsObv: Arabic legend in three lines within traces of four circles, ا اله الا الله وحده (There is no God but Allah)
Rev: Arabic legend in three lines within field, محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the apostle of Allah); in margin, بسم الله ضرب هذا الفلس بدمشق (In the name of God, this fals was struck in Damascus)
1 commentsSpongeBob05/31/15 at 19:33Stkp: nice == full legends!
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class K Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear-1901; DOC K.1)56 viewsObv: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC. Border of large pellets.
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of the Virgin orans facing. She is nimbate and wears pallium and maphorium; to left of nimbus, M; to right, Θ.
1 commentsSpongeBob05/24/15 at 15:42Simon: Beautiful Coin, nice patina, well centered.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) AR ⅔ Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1876; DOC-8)45 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, holding medallion with the face of the Holy Infant; pellet to left and right
Rev: + ΘKЄ / BΘHOЄI / MIXAKΛ / ΔЄCΠOTH / Tω ΔUKA in five lines
2 commentsSpongeBob05/24/15 at 15:34Simon: Great Coin.
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VII Ducas (1071-1078) AR ⅔ Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1876; DOC-8)45 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, holding medallion with the face of the Holy Infant; pellet to left and right
Rev: + ΘKЄ / BΘHOЄI / MIXAKΛ / ΔЄCΠOTH / Tω ΔUKA in five lines
2 commentsSpongeBob05/23/15 at 00:07Vladislav D: Nice !
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Syria, Seleucis and Pieria: Elagabalus (218-222) As, Antioch (McAlee-798; Butcher-471; Antakya-18310)35 viewsObv: AVT K M AYR ANTWNEINOC; Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large SC; K above, A below; all within circular border within laurel wreath
2 commentsSpongeBob05/22/15 at 20:22David Atherton: Agreed, beautiful toning.
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Syria, Seleucis and Pieria: Elagabalus (218-222) As, Antioch (McAlee-798; Butcher-471; Antakya-18310)35 viewsObv: AVT K M AYR ANTWNEINOC; Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large SC; K above, A below; all within circular border within laurel wreath
2 commentsSpongeBob05/20/15 at 16:33okidoki: very nice coin and beautiful toning
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Germany, Third Reich: 1933D 2 Reichsmark (KM#79)64 viewsObv: Head left, dates below
Rev: Eagle above denomination

Issued for the celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther. Graded MS64 by PCGS.
3 commentsSpongeBob05/18/15 at 19:43Joe Sermarini: Great, thanks.
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Germany, Third Reich: 1933D 2 Reichsmark (KM#79)64 viewsObv: Head left, dates below
Rev: Eagle above denomination

Issued for the celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther. Graded MS64 by PCGS.
3 commentsSpongeBob05/18/15 at 13:39SpongeBob: I am in the process of
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Germany, Third Reich: 1933D 2 Reichsmark (KM#79)64 viewsObv: Head left, dates below
Rev: Eagle above denomination

Issued for the celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther. Graded MS64 by PCGS.
3 commentsSpongeBob05/18/15 at 13:30Joe Sermarini: No title or description?
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Connecticut Treasury Certificate 26 18s 6d June 1, 1780 (Anderson CT-18)21 views1 commentsSpongeBob04/27/15 at 22:09Matt Inglima: A wonderful piece of American history!
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Hungary: Lajos (1342-1382) Denr (Huszr-547, Unger-432d)36 viewsObv: + MOnETA LODOVICI, Saracen head facing left
Rev: + REGIS hVnGARIE, Patriarchal cross with random pellets, lily; S in fields beneath cross-arms
1 commentsSpongeBob04/23/15 at 04:25quadrans: Nice specimen
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Hafsids: Anonymous (ca. 1300) AR Dirham, Ifriqiya (Album-514; Hohertz-74)35 viewsObv: Arabic legend in Nashki script لا اله الا الله الامر كله لله لا قوة الا بالله (There is no Lord except Allah; The command is all up to Allah; There is no power except through Allah)
Rev: Arabic legend in Nashki script الله ربنا محمد رسولنا المهدي امامنا (Allah is our Lord; Muhammad is our Messenger; al-Mahdi is our Imam)
5 commentsSpongeBob04/12/15 at 19:46Mat: Thanks for the update
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Hafsids: Anonymous (ca. 1300) AR Dirham, Ifriqiya (Album-514; Hohertz-74)35 viewsObv: Arabic legend in Nashki script لا اله الا الله الامر كله لله لا قوة الا بالله (There is no Lord except Allah; The command is all up to Allah; There is no power except through Allah)
Rev: Arabic legend in Nashki script الله ربنا محمد رسولنا المهدي امامنا (Allah is our Lord; Muhammad is our Messenger; al-Mahdi is our Imam)
5 commentsSpongeBob04/11/15 at 18:34SpongeBob: Updated attribution with the help of Sam M.
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United States of America: 1953C Granahan-Dillon Two Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1512)39 views4 commentsSpongeBob04/10/15 at 18:24SpongeBob: Not really as they are legel tender at face value ...
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United States of America: 1953C Granahan-Dillon Two Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1512)39 views4 commentsSpongeBob04/10/15 at 16:31kc: yes, but the silver certificates are more worth si...
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United States of America: 1953C Granahan-Dillon Two Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1512)39 views4 commentsSpongeBob04/10/15 at 09:49SpongeBob: It is still legal tender for $2 dollars. I spent ...
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United States of America: 1953C Granahan-Dillon Two Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1512)39 views4 commentsSpongeBob04/10/15 at 04:33kc: nice bond that cannot be redeemed
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Thessaly, Thessalian League: Anonymous (ca. 170 BCE) Chalkous (Rogers-4var; BCD Thessaly II 24.2; HGC 4, 236)30 viewsObv: Macedonian shield with star in center
Rev: ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN above and below, dartsling (κεστροσφενδνη) with dart inside
2 commentsSpongeBob04/08/15 at 16:20okidoki: it was a secret weapon
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Thessaly, Thessalian League: Anonymous (ca. 170 BCE) Chalkous (Rogers-4var; BCD Thessaly II 24.2; HGC 4, 236)30 viewsObv: Macedonian shield with star in center
Rev: ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN above and below, dartsling (κεστροσφενδνη) with dart inside
2 commentsSpongeBob04/08/15 at 15:08shanxi: interesting reverse
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Hungary: Wenceslaus (1301-1305) Denr (Huszr-433)30 viewsObv: King on horseback with sword to the right
Rev: Eagle facing left
1 commentsSpongeBob04/03/15 at 03:26quadrans: Nice pice..
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Colonial Currency, South Carolina: Two Dollars, December 23, 1776 (Fr#SC-136a)16 views1 commentsSpongeBob04/01/15 at 14:34John Anthony: I love your whole gallery of Colonial Notes!
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Germany, Freiburg im Breisgau: Anonymous (1368-1390) AR Rappenpfennig (Bonhof-1790)20 viewsHead of Raven with crescents flanking on either side
1 commentsSpongeBob03/31/15 at 18:14shanxi: nice example
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Decanummium, Catania Mint (Sear-581; DOC-265; MIB-136d)20 viewsObv: Cuirassed bust facing, wearing plumed helmet holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large I; at left, ΛNNO, at right, X II; CΛT in exergue
1 commentsSpongeBob03/20/15 at 13:30quadrans: Nice coin, very characteristic ..
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Roman Imperial: Licinius I (308-324) follis, Cyzicus (RIC VII-9)32 viewsObv: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG; laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding mappa and scepter.
Rev: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVCC; Jupiter standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe and sceptre; in left field, wreath; in right field, E; SMK in exergue.
1 commentsSpongeBob03/20/15 at 13:21quadrans: Nice one ..
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Ancient Judaea, Hasmonean Kingdom: Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 BCE) Prutah (Hendin-1150)35 viewsObv: Paleo-Hebrew inscription (Yehonatan the King) among the rays of an eight-pointed star, all within a diadem.
Rev: Greek inscription BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (of King Alexander) around an inverted anchor.
1 commentsSpongeBob03/14/15 at 00:54John Anthony: Exceptional grade!
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Roman Imperial: Probus (276-282) BI Antoninianus, Rome (RIC-175; Cohen-305)33 viewsObv: PROBV-S P F AVG; radiate, cuirassed bust to right.
Rev: IOVI CON-S PROB AVG; Jupiter standing left, wearing chlamys over left shoulder, holding thunderbolt and scepter; R thunderbolt B in exegue.
1 commentsSpongeBob03/12/15 at 05:50quadrans: Nice bust and the photo
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Byzantine Empire: John II Comnenus Ducas (1118-1143) BI Tetateron, Constantinople (Sear-1945; DOC-12)44 viewsObv: Nimbate figure of Christ standing on footstool holding book of Gospels, IC XC with contraction marks in left and right field.
Rev: [+Ιω Δ]ΕCΠΟΤ Τω ΠΟΡΦΥΡOΓNT; emperor standing facing wearing crown and chlamys, holding jeweled cruciform sceptre and globus cruciger.
1 commentsSpongeBob03/11/15 at 18:16Simon: Very Nice!
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) AR Histamenon nomisma, Thessalonica (Sear-1904; DOC VI-4)50 viewsObv: +KЄ B Θ AΛЄZ. IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in left hand
Rev: DIMITI, DECPOTHT, Full-length figure of emperor facing, on right, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, facing to right and handing to emperor labarum on long shaft standing on globule
1 commentsSpongeBob03/10/15 at 17:34Skyler: Very nice!!!
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Sumeria: Third Dynasty of Ur (ca. 2150-2000 BCE) Cuneiform Clay Tablet29 viewsThis tablet measures about 5" and hence is about the size of my hand.1 commentsSpongeBob03/08/15 at 12:49Charles S: impressive !
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United States of America: 1928E Julian-Snyder Five Dollar Legal Tender Note (Fr#1530)28 views1 commentsSpongeBob03/05/15 at 12:16Matt Inglima: Very nice!
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Hafsids: Anonymous (ca. 1300) AR Dirham, Ifriqiya (Album-514; Hohertz-74)35 viewsObv: Arabic legend in Nashki script لا اله الا الله الامر كله لله لا قوة الا بالله (There is no Lord except Allah; The command is all up to Allah; There is no power except through Allah)
Rev: Arabic legend in Nashki script الله ربنا محمد رسولنا المهدي امامنا (Allah is our Lord; Muhammad is our Messenger; al-Mahdi is our Imam)
5 commentsSpongeBob03/03/15 at 01:38Mat: Sounds good
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Hafsids: Anonymous (ca. 1300) AR Dirham, Ifriqiya (Album-514; Hohertz-74)35 viewsObv: Arabic legend in Nashki script لا اله الا الله الامر كله لله لا قوة الا بالله (There is no Lord except Allah; The command is all up to Allah; There is no power except through Allah)
Rev: Arabic legend in Nashki script الله ربنا محمد رسولنا المهدي امامنا (Allah is our Lord; Muhammad is our Messenger; al-Mahdi is our Imam)
5 commentsSpongeBob03/01/15 at 13:39SpongeBob: Very nice! Watch this space and I'll attribu...
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Hafsids: Anonymous (ca. 1300) AR Dirham, Ifriqiya (Album-514; Hohertz-74)35 viewsObv: Arabic legend in Nashki script لا اله الا الله الامر كله لله لا قوة الا بالله (There is no Lord except Allah; The command is all up to Allah; There is no power except through Allah)
Rev: Arabic legend in Nashki script الله ربنا محمد رسولنا المهدي امامنا (Allah is our Lord; Muhammad is our Messenger; al-Mahdi is our Imam)
5 commentsSpongeBob02/27/15 at 22:18Mat: You got one, I got the other. Cool
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Imperial China, Northern Zhou Dynasty: Emperor Wu (574-576) Cash (Hartill-13.30)18 viewsObv: 五行大布 Wu Xing Da Bu (The Large Coin of the Five Elements [metal, wood, water, fire and water]).
Rev: Blank

Issued in 574 by Emperor Wu. Intended to be worth ten Bu Quans. Illegal coining soon produced specimens of a reduced weight, and the authorities banned the use of this coin in 576. This inscription is frequently found in amulets.
1 commentsSpongeBob02/18/15 at 23:36crawforde: Very nice, beautiful patina
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23 views2 commentsSpongeBob02/18/15 at 23:34crawforde: Great condition for this! Very nice
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23 views2 commentsSpongeBob02/18/15 at 23:34crawforde: Great condition for this! Very nice
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Hungary: Ferdinnd I (1526-1564) BI Denr (Huszr-935, Rthy-40, Unger-745a)32 viewsObv: FERDINAND D G R VNG ✶ 1537 ✶; Quartered Coat of Arms (strips, double cross, leopard heads, Bohemian lion), at the heart , Austrian Shield
Rev: PATRONA ✶ VNGARIE; Virgin Mary, crowned, enthroned facing, holding infant Jesus; across field, K-B (Kremnitz)
1 commentsSpongeBob02/14/15 at 13:05quadrans: Nice one..
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-959) Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1760; DOC 25)48 viewsObv: RWMAN bASILEVS RWM; Crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Rev: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW-MAIWN; Legend in four lines
1 commentsSpongeBob02/12/15 at 08:58Charles S: very nice!
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Aztec Anonymous (ca. 1300-1500 CE) Primitive Copper Axe Currency (Hosler Type-3a)24 viewsReferences
Hingston Quiggin A. (1949), A Survey Of Primitive Money: The Beginnings of Currency, London:Methuen & Co. Ltd
Hosler, Dorothy et al (1990), Axe-Monies and their Relatives, Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, No. 30
1 commentsSpongeBob02/12/15 at 08:03Charles S: Very interesting
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Roman Imperial: Maximinus II Daia (310-313) Follis, Kyzikos (RIC-52)21 viewsObv: GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C.
Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTI EXERCITVS / Γ / M KV.
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy over shoulder.
1 commentsSpongeBob02/06/15 at 18:58Matt Inglima: Outstanding!
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Imperial China: Ming (ca. 400-255 BCE) Knife Money (Hartill-4.40)24 viewsObv: 明 Ming
Rev: Typically 左五 Zuo Wu (Left Five)
1 commentsSpongeBob02/04/15 at 16:15Charles S: Nice, never seen this before.
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Elrathia Kingi Trilobite43 viewsThis is a Elrathia Kingi trilobite from the Wheeler Shale Formation in Utah. These buggers roamed the seas around the Mid-Cambrian era (about 505 million years ago)4 commentsSpongeBob01/31/15 at 18:33Charles S: superb
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatatzes (1221-1254) AE Tetarteron, Magnesia Mint (Sear-2117; DOC-IV, Part 2-59)35 viewsObv: Cross within crescent-shaped ornament decorated with pellets
Rev: Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified types; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger or globus surmounted by patriarchal cross
1 commentsSpongeBob01/29/15 at 00:41Simon: Beautiful!
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) AR Hexagram, Constantinople (Sear-998; DOC 57; MIB-152; Yannopoulos 189-223)39 viewsObv: To left, bust of Constans, facing, with long beard, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet in front and behind it, plume. To right, Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and similar crown without plume. Between heads, cross
Rev: Cross potent on base over globe on three steps. To left, Heraclius, to right, smaller Tiberius, both beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross
1 commentsSpongeBob01/28/15 at 18:13quadrans: Another nice coin..
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Umayyad Caliphate, Arab-Byzantine: Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (685-705 CE) Fals, Halab (Aleppo) Mint (Album-3529; SICA I, 615-625)45 viewsObv: Caliph standing facing, holding hilt of sword; لعبد الله عبد الملك اميرالمومنين (for the servant of God, 'Abd al-Malik, commander of the believers) in Arabic around
Rev: Modified cross potent set on steps; بحلب (bi-halab) in Arabic upward to left, واف (wāf) in Arabic downward to right; لا اله الا الله و حده محمد رسول الله (There is no God but Allah alone, Muhammad is the apostle of Allah) in Arabic around
1 commentsSpongeBob01/28/15 at 18:12quadrans: Nice coin..
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Teotihuacan, Mexico: Anonymous (ca. Late Metepec 650-750 CE) Half-Conical Moldmade Figurine (cf Berrin-95)33 viewsFigurine depicts an important member of the ruling elite. He is lavishly adorned with a fancy headdress, multiple necklaces and large ear ornaments. Rare red pigment still present in the grooves of the figurine.

References
Berrin, Kathleen. Teotihuacan: Art from the City of the Gods. Thames and Hudson, 1993
1 commentsSpongeBob01/28/15 at 10:18Charles S: nice!
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Sasanian Empire: Khosrau I (531-579 CE) AR Drachm, Kirmān Mint (Gbl Type II/2)36 viewsObv: Tiara bearing 2 layers of pearls, three turrets (one on each side and one at the back) and a crescent in front. Jewel clip holds tiara. Very high stiff crown cap. Star in front of and behind crown. Crescent clip holds Orymbos. Crescent over both shoulders. 3 crescents without stars outside the rim. KHUSRUI AFZUI (Khusru, the bestower of prosperity).
Rev: Fire Altar with narrow shaft and upturned ribbons. Crescent to left and star to right of fire. Attendants are King and Prince facing forwards, both their hands resting on sword halter in front. čḥlwyst in Pahlavi to left, 𐭪𐭫 (KL) in Pahlavi to right
1 commentsSpongeBob01/15/15 at 21:00Augustin Caron: Beautiful, nice one !
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Parthian Empire: Phraates III (ca. 70-57 BCE) AR Drachm, Mithradatkart Mint (Sellwood-39.6; Sunrise-343)33 viewsObv: Long bearded bust left in diadem bound tiara, decorated with a horn on side and a row of recumbent stags around the crest, pellet ended spiral torque, dotted border.
Rev: Archer enthroned right, monogram below bow, six-line Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟY ΑΡΣΑΚΟY ΕYΕΡΓΕΤΟY ΕΠIΦΑNOYΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ

Former collection of the MoneyMuseum, Zurich
2 commentsSpongeBob01/14/15 at 15:44Robert L3: Just as Jay said: amazing strike. I've never ...
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Parthian Empire: Vologases III (ca. 105-147 CE) AR Drachm, Ekbatana Mint (Sellwood-78.4)34 viewsObv: Bust left with long pointed beard, wearing double banded diadem with double loop and three pendent ends, spiral torque, earring visible, dotted border
Rev: Archer enthroned right, monogram below bow, seven-line Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN ΑΡΣΑΚΟY EYEPΓETOY ΔΙΚΑΙΟY ΕΠIΦΑNOYΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ stylized

Former collection of the MoneyMuseum, Zurich
1 commentsSpongeBob01/14/15 at 15:41Robert L3: Always nice to see more Parthians in members' ...
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Parthian Empire: Phraates III (ca. 70-57 BCE) AR Drachm, Mithradatkart Mint (Sellwood-39.6; Sunrise-343)33 viewsObv: Long bearded bust left in diadem bound tiara, decorated with a horn on side and a row of recumbent stags around the crest, pellet ended spiral torque, dotted border.
Rev: Archer enthroned right, monogram below bow, six-line Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟY ΑΡΣΑΚΟY ΕYΕΡΓΕΤΟY ΕΠIΦΑNOYΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ

Former collection of the MoneyMuseum, Zurich
2 commentsSpongeBob01/14/15 at 15:03Jay GT4: Amazing strike!
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AR 1/4 Pavali (C#202; Jackson-530) 29 viewsObv: A dancing figure of Chamundi in a circle of dots.
Rev: Kishan Raj Sanah 1244 Wadeyar Julus Zarb Mahisoor

کشان راج ودیار جلوس ضرب میسور سنه

۴۴۲۱

References
Jackson, R. P. 1909. Coin Collecting in Mysore. BNJ. 287-340

1 commentsSpongeBob01/13/15 at 05:36quadrans: Hmm nice one..
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425) AR half-stavraton, Constantinople (Sear-2551; DOC 1453)38 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, with crucifom nimbus, holding book of Gospels; IC - XC over C - Φ flanking
Rev: [MA]NOVHΛ BACIΛЄVC O ΠΑΛЄ[OΛOΓOC], nimbate and crowned facing bust of Manuel; Φ-C flanking

From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection


1 commentsSpongeBob01/11/15 at 21:43chance v: Very nice> Did you leave it in its tomb since its ...
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Nabataea: Rabbel II (70-106 CE) Unit17 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Rabbel II, 70 - 106 A.D., with his wife Hagru, Bronze AE 15, (3.18 g, 16.6 mm), Petra mint, 106 A.D.; obverse jugate laureate busts of Rabbel II and Hagru, Rabbel II has long hair and ornament on the top of his head; reverse two crossed cornucopias, Aramaic legend "Rabbel / Hagru" in two lines between the horns; Meshorer Nabataean 164, SNG ANS 1452, gVF,rare2 commentsSpongeBob01/05/15 at 05:15SpongeBob: Correct and hence the attribution needs to be upda...
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Nabataea: Rabbel II (70-106 CE) Unit17 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Rabbel II, 70 - 106 A.D., with his wife Hagru, Bronze AE 15, (3.18 g, 16.6 mm), Petra mint, 106 A.D.; obverse jugate laureate busts of Rabbel II and Hagru, Rabbel II has long hair and ornament on the top of his head; reverse two crossed cornucopias, Aramaic legend "Rabbel / Hagru" in two lines between the horns; Meshorer Nabataean 164, SNG ANS 1452, gVF,rare2 commentsSpongeBob01/05/15 at 01:26Christopher H2: Greetings - this coin reads "G-M-L-T" in Nabataean...
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Nabataea: Aretas IV (9 BCE - 40 CE) Unit24 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D., one of the three Biblical kings. Bronze AE 15, , 3.47gm, 19mm, Petra mint, obverse jugate laureate and draped bust of Aretas IV and Shaquilath right; reverse two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Aretas, Shaquilath" in two lines above and one below; beautiful red earthen patina. SNG ANS 1438 - 43, Choice EF.


Aretas ruled around the time of Jesus' birth and was one of the three kings that most likely visited the baby Jesus while Judaea was under Herod the great rule. "After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, 'Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him" Matthew 2:1-8
1 commentsSpongeBob01/04/15 at 20:08Matt Inglima: A beautiful coin, I like this a lot!
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Cilician Armenia: Hetoum II (1289-1293,1295-1296,1301-1305) BI Denier (Nercessian-396)31 viewsObv: King's head facing. Clockwise legend - ՀԵԹՈՒՄ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ, Hetowm Tagawor. "Hetoum the King", legend continued on reverse
Rev: Patriarchal cross with star and crescent moon on lower quadrants. Clockwise legend - ԱՄԵՆԱՅՆ ՀԱՅՈՑ, Amenayn Hayots. "of all Armenians"
1 commentsSpongeBob12/21/14 at 17:07quadrans: Nice piece....
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Roman Imperial: Constantius II (337-361 CE) AE Follis, Constantinople (RIC-87)56 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO / CONSΔ*.
Constantius II in military dress standing left, holding labarum and resting hand on shield set on ground; to left, two captives kneeling vis--vis; star above.
3 commentsSpongeBob10/29/14 at 03:11hill132: Excellent!
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Mughal Empire: Akbar I (1556-1605) AR Rupee (KM-80.x)26 views1 commentsSpongeBob10/20/14 at 09:50Banjaxed: Extraordinary peice. No idea what it says, but the...
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Byzantine, John VIII Palaeologus (1425-1448) AR stavraton, Constantinople (Sear-2563; DOC 1663)91 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, with radiate nimbus, flanked by IC - XC and - ? / + IΩANHC ΔECΠOTHC O ΠΑΛΕΟΛΟΓOC (outer circle);
Rev: + ΘV XAPITI AVTOKPATWP (inner circle), facing bust of John, crowned and nimbate; sigla: pellet | pellet

From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection

1 commentsSpongeBob09/18/14 at 18:26Colby S: Really cool coin
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Confederate States of America: T-69 1864 $5 (Front)23 viewsFront: Capitol of the Confederate States (Virginia State Capitol, Richmond). Bust of C.G. Memminger, Confederate cabinet member, at lower right. Pink and black.
Rev: Blue web reverse with denomination. Plain paper.

Issued in Series 1 to 7 and without series for a total of 64 plate letter varieties (A to H). 5,525,264 notes (incomplete data). One of these notes was found in President Lincolns wallet after his assassination.
1 commentsSpongeBob09/10/14 at 02:29SPQR Matt: A beautiful note with so much history. Congrats!
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Venice: Giovanni Dandolo (1328-1339) AR Grosso (Paolucci #2)44 viewsObv: IO DANDVL S M VENETI DVX.
Doge and St. Marco standing facing, holding banner between them.
Rev: IC - XC.
Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing.
1 commentsSpongeBob07/24/14 at 18:04Skyler: stunning!
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Orissian Palm Leaf Manuscript illustrating the Mahabharata56 viewsThe Mahabharat, Book 6: Bhishma Parva; Canto 120-122

This illustrates the death of Bhishma. He felled in battle by a reluctant, ashamed and tearful Arjuna pierced by innumerable arrows. As Bhishma fell, his whole body was held above the ground by the shafts of Arjuna's arrows which protruded from his back, and through his arms and legs. He asked Arjuna to give him a pillow fit for a warrior. Arjuna then removed three arrows from his quiver and placed them underneath Bhishma's head, pointed side upwards. To quench the war veteran's thirst, Arjuna shot an arrow into the earth, and a jet stream of water rose up and into Bhishma's mouth.
1 commentsSpongeBob07/18/14 at 22:18rennrad12020: Fascinating; unlike anything I've seen before.
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine V (741-775) AE Follis, Syracuse Mint (Sear-1569; DOC 19)29 viewsObv: Two half-length figures facing, Constantine V, bearded to left, and Leo IV, beardless to right, each wearing crown with cross, holding in right hand akakia; between heads, cross. To left K, Λ/Є/O/N to right
Rev: Half length figure of Leo III facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding in right hand, cross potent on base; Λ/Є/O/N to left, Δ/Є/C/Π to right
1 commentsSpongeBob07/08/14 at 17:05quadrans: Hmm another nice piece..
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine V (741-775) AE Follis, Syracuse Mint (Sear-1569; DOC 19)31 viewsObv: Two half-length figures facing, Constantine V, bearded to left, and Leo IV, beardless to right, each wearing crown with cross, holding in right hand akakia; between heads, cross. To left K, Λ/Є/O/N to right
Rev: Half length figure of Leo III facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding in right hand, cross potent on base; Λ/Є/O/N to left, Δ/Є/C/Π to right
1 commentsSpongeBob07/08/14 at 17:04quadrans: Nice coin....
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Post-Gupta, Vardhanas of Thanesar and Kanauj: Harshavardhana (606-647 CE) AR Drachm (MACW-4933)86 viewsObv: Head of king left, wearing a simple crescent-topped crown, hint of legend at left? Perhpas sa for samvat?
Reverse Fan-tailed peacock facing, Brahmi legend around: vijitavanir avanapati sri siladitya
1 commentsSpongeBob06/26/14 at 13:52quadrans: I like this..
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Byzantine Empire: Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1975)68 viewsObv: Θ/Γ/Є ШP/ΓI/O/C; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds in right hand spear, and in left , shield
Rev: MANOV HΛ ΔECΠOT; Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger
1 commentsSpongeBob06/12/14 at 23:54Simon: Awesome!
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Bulgaria: Ivan Alexander (1331-1371) Grosso (Dimnik&Dobrinic-9.1.2)75 viewsObv: Christ standing facing before seat, raising hands in benediction; IC XC and monograms across field.
Rev: Ivan Alexander and Michael Asen IV standing facing, each holding cross-tipped scepter, holding Christogram-tipped staff between them; monograms across field; stars flanking base of staff.
1 commentsSpongeBob06/05/14 at 13:58TheEmpireNeverEnded: Gorgeous!
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Hungary: Bla IV (1235-1270) AR denr (Huszr-310; Unger-233)47 viewsObv: BELAE REX around Hebrew tet (ט)
Rev: Angel slays dragon
3 commentsSpongeBob06/01/14 at 16:14quadrans: Hi this is a realy nice set of coins..
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Hungary: John Hunyadi (1446-1453) Denr (Huszr-618; Unger-485/a)35 views1 commentsSpongeBob06/01/14 at 16:09quadrans: Another nice coin..
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Hungary: Mathew I. Corvinus (1458-1490) Denr (Huszr-708; Unger-557/b)36 viewsObv: + mOnETA mAThIE DE; Divided Coat of Arms (stripes and Hunyadi Lion)
Rev: REGIS hVnGARIE ; double cross above crown, mintmark on either side
1 commentsSpongeBob06/01/14 at 16:09quadrans: I like this ..
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Hungary: Bla IV (1235-1270) Denr (Huszr-324; Unger-256)17 viewsObv: + MONETA BELE REGIS; star and crescent above and below I U I
Rev: Griffon facing right
1 commentsSpongeBob06/01/14 at 16:08quadrans: Nice piece..
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Hungary: Bla IV (1235-1270) AR denr (Huszr-310; Unger-233)47 viewsObv: BELAE REX around Hebrew tet (ט)
Rev: Angel slays dragon
3 commentsSpongeBob05/31/14 at 23:05SpongeBob: Thanks Stkp! You and quadrans are my role models ...
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Hungary: Charles Rbert (1307-1342) BI Denr (Huszr-450, Unger-357)34 viewsObv: Christ standing facing within mandorla, raising right hand in benediction; in left, book of Gospels
Rev: Kneeling Angel facing left with a halo and cross
1 commentsSpongeBob05/31/14 at 21:35Stkp: very nice
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Hungary: Bla IV (1235-1270) AR denr (Huszr-310; Unger-233)47 viewsObv: BELAE REX around Hebrew tet (ט)
Rev: Angel slays dragon
3 commentsSpongeBob05/31/14 at 21:31Stkp: Tet indicates that the moneyer was Teka. A very n...
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Serbia: Vuk Branković (1389-1398) AR Dinar (Jovanovic-113)44 viewsObv: Vuk standing facing, bareheaded with banner and loros, Cyrillic legend around ВЛЬКЬ (VUK) on either side
Rev: Christ enthroned, partial Cyrillic legend ГАК/ВЬ on either side of Christ.
1 commentsSpongeBob05/19/14 at 05:14Skyler: Nice
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Colonial Currency, Rhode Island: Two Shillings and 6 Pence, May 1786 (Fr#RI-293) Front14 views1 commentsSpongeBob04/09/14 at 11:44John Anthony: Fabulous!!
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1612 Edition of the King James Bible, 1st Quarto - The Crucifixion of Christ47 viewsThis is from the so-called 'HE' edition of the 1612 Roman-Type Quatro KJB (H313). The 'HE' refers to Ruth 3:15 as the verse was written as:

Also he said, Bring the veil that thou hast upon thee and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her; and he went into the city.

The 'SHE' edition of 1612 has the verse written as:

Also he said, Bring the veil that thou hast upon thee and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her; and she went into the city.

For further information, see Norton, David, A Textual History of the King James Bible, Cambridge University Press, 2005
1 commentsSpongeBob03/30/14 at 17:52Sam: Amazing ,Congratulations , Bob.
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India, Satavahana: Vasisthiputra Sri Pulumavi (78-114) AR Drachm (MCSI-146)202 viewsObv: King's bust right, with large nose, elaborate hair style and large earrings. Sanskrit Prakrit legend in Brahmi - Siri Pulumavisa Rano Vasithiputasa
Rev: Satavahana symbol + hill; above - sun + moon symbols; below - water symbol. Telugu Prakrit legend in Brahmi - Arahanaku Vahitti makanaku Tiru Pulumaviku
1 commentsSpongeBob03/25/14 at 16:38quadrans: Nice and interesting piece..
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Arabia Felix: Himyarites and Sabaeans (ca. 3rd Century BC) AR Drachm (Munro-Hay 1.4i2)49 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Athena right; Sabaean "N" (mark of value) on cheek.
Rev: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind, AΘE before, monogram below.
2 commentsSpongeBob03/24/14 at 08:26Christopher H2: A++ would admire again
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Cilician Armenia: Levon I (1198-1219) AE Tank (Nercessian-303) 49 viewsObv: Crowned bust of leonine king. Six dots in the crown. Armenian legend around +ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ - Levon King of Armenians
Rev: Greek cross, with stars in the field beneath. Armenian legend around +ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔՍ Ի ՍԻՍ Ի - By the Will of God
1 commentsSpongeBob03/16/14 at 07:32quadrans: Another nice coin ..
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Tripura: Udaya Manikya (1567- 1573) Tanka (RB-133, KM-79), citing Queen Hira38 viewsObv: lion facing left, standard above, date below, but 89 of the date is behind the lion's back leg, within a circle and border of sloping arches
Rev: in four lines: Śri Śri Yutoda/ya Manikya/ Deva Śri Hira/ Maha Devyau within square with ornaments outside

ex-David Fore Collection
1 commentsSpongeBob03/16/14 at 07:31quadrans: Very nice example ..
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius III (698-705) AE 40 Nummi (Sear-1395, DOC II-32)40 viewsObv: No inscription; Bust facing, wearing crown with cross. In right hand, spear held before body. On left shoulder, shield with horseman device. In left field, star
Rev: Large M between two palm branches, above monogram; SCL in exergue
1 commentsSpongeBob03/12/14 at 19:41quadrans: Nice one..
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Indo-Scythian: Azes I (ca. 57-35 BC) AR Tetradrachm (MACW-2214)51 viewsObv: King on horseback
Rev: City goddess standing, holding palm & lamp
1 commentsSpongeBob03/08/14 at 13:58quadrans: Nice and interesting piece..
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Mughal Empire: Selim Shah (1605) AR Rupee, Ahmadabad Mint, Ilahi 50 (KM-140.1)35 views1 commentsSpongeBob03/08/14 at 13:57quadrans: Nice coin..
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Tibet: Tibetan Authority (1912-1922) AR Tangka (KM Y-F13.5)18 viewsObv: Dot to left and right of lotus; northeast symbol double hook between two fish and dots; northwest symbol circle with two hooks, dots south symbol has three dots
Edge: Plain
1 commentsSpongeBob03/08/14 at 13:57quadrans: Nice one ..
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Burmese Zata Horoscope Manuscript - Front28 views1 commentsSpongeBob03/02/14 at 05:36quadrans: Nice pice...
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Sri Lankan Stylus39 views3 commentsSpongeBob03/02/14 at 05:35quadrans: Interesting I agree..
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Sri Lankan Stylus39 views3 commentsSpongeBob03/01/14 at 18:12SpongeBob: These particular ones are over 100 years old. Sou...
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Sri Lankan Stylus39 views3 commentsSpongeBob03/01/14 at 11:36*Alex: Interesting items Spongebob. How old would they be...
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Indo-Greek, Baktria: Apollodotos I Drachm (Bopearachchi-4F; SNG ANS 328-336)45 viewsObv: Sacred elephant with decorative belt and Greek legend - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΟΔΟΤΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ
Rev: Bull with Kharoshti legend - MAHARAJASA TRATARASA APALADATASA
1 commentsSpongeBob02/24/14 at 19:59Steve E: Great details, nice toning!
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Shahi Kings of Kabul and Ghandara: Sri Samanta Deva (ca. 850-1000 CE) AR Jital (Deyell-45, Tye-14, MACW-1586, Album-A1402)51 viewsObv: Horseman riding right holding banner; Bhi ashara above left, Unknown symbol above right, degraded cursive title in front
Rev: Nandi recumbent left, Tamgha on hindquarters; श्री समानता देवा (Sri Samanta Deva in Nagari script) above
1 commentsSpongeBob02/24/14 at 19:57Steve E: Very nice example! Well centered, shows all the im...
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class H Follis, Attributed to Michael VII (1071-1078), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1880; DOC H.5)72 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Patriarchal cross with globule and pellets at extremities, set on floral ornament
2 commentsSpongeBob02/13/14 at 00:03SpongeBob: Thanks. This is definitely a wonderful portrait o...
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Byzantine Empire: Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969), Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1781)64 viewsObv: + IhSVS XRI-STVS nICA *.
Cross crosslet set on globus above two steps; in central medallion, crowned bust of Nicephorus facing.
Rev: + nICHF / En XW AVTO/CRAT EVSEb / bASILEVS / RWmAIW.
Legend in five lines.
4 commentsSpongeBob02/12/14 at 22:46Sam: Stunning and historical example.
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class H Follis, Attributed to Michael VII (1071-1078), Constantinople Mint (Sear-1880; DOC H.5)72 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Patriarchal cross with globule and pellets at extremities, set on floral ornament
2 commentsSpongeBob02/12/14 at 22:40Sam: Amazing coin. the Patriarchal cross is piece of ar...
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337) Follis, Ticinum (RIC-140)40 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Laureate head right.
Rev: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG / P T .
VOT / XX within wreath.
1 commentsSpongeBob02/03/14 at 00:39Jay GT4: Beautiful piece. Congrats
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337) Follis, Siscia (RIC-214)36 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG / ASIS (double crescent).
Campgate with two turrets; star above.
1 commentsSpongeBob02/03/14 at 00:39Jay GT4: Lovely
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Roman Imperial: Severus Alexander (222-235) AR Denarius, Rome (RIC-246)39 viewsObv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG.
Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: MARS VLTOR.
Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield.
1 commentsSpongeBob02/03/14 at 00:38Jay GT4: This is fantastic!
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Confederate States of America: T-58 1863 $20 (Front)20 viewsTennessee State Capitol, Nashville. Bust of Alexander H. Stephens, vice-president of the Confederate States, at lower right. Blue ornate reverse with denomination. Plain and watermarked paper (CSA block, CSA block with wavy borderline, J Whatman 1862 and Hodgkinson & Co. Wookey Hole Mill). The J Whatman and Hodgkinson watermarks are very rare.

Overprinted at right end with month of issue, April 1863 to October 1863. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Series and without series. Over 100 plate letter (A to H), printers imprint and paper variety combinations. As usual, date overprints and minor varieties increase this number considerably. 4,428,000 notes.
1 commentsSpongeBob01/15/14 at 08:03cicerokid: I love all the CSA notes
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Venice: Giovanni Soranzo (1312-1327) AR Grosso (Paolucci pg24, #2)69 viewsObv: IO SVPANTIO S M VENETI DVX; Doge and S. Marco standing facing, holding banner between them
Rev: IC - XC; Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing
2 commentsSpongeBob01/15/14 at 03:23quadrans: I agree very nice
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Nezak Kings of Kabul: Napki Malka (475-576) AR Drachm 26 viewsBactrian series with cursive Greek legends.

Obv: Bare headed bust right of Hephthalite "Napki" type; Tamgha behind bust; Cursive Greek Legend: SRIO ShAHO; The crown is of the trident-type.
Rev: Normal fire altar and attendants design
1 commentsSpongeBob01/15/14 at 03:18quadrans: Hmm another nice coin...
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Serbia: Stefan Uro V (1355-71) AR Dinar (Dobrinic-8.1.2; Dimitrijevic-39)51 viewsObv: Stefan enthroned facing, holding cross-tipped sceptre and akakia; Legend on either side - VOIIb - YPb
Rev: Helmet facing left with crest; Legend around - VROSIVSI MPERATOR
1 commentsSpongeBob01/15/14 at 03:16quadrans: Huuuuh nice coin
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Confederate States of America: T-22 1861 $10 (Front)35 viewsCuhaj, George S. (2012-11-30). Confederate States Paper Money.

Front: Family group of Indians in center. Thetis at left, Indian woman at right holding ear of corn and X (for 10). Printed in red and black on red fibre paper.
Back: Blank
1 commentsSpongeBob01/14/14 at 06:25Skyler: Great example
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Arabia Felix: Himyarites and Sabaeans (ca. 3rd Century BC) AR Drachm (Munro-Hay 1.4i2)49 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Athena right; Sabaean "N" (mark of value) on cheek.
Rev: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind, AΘE before, monogram below.
2 commentsSpongeBob12/29/13 at 23:32John Anthony: Stupendous!
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Knightia Eocaena31 viewsThe Knightia Eocaena is an extinct species of fresh water schooling fish that swam during the Eocene epoch (56 to 33.9 million years ago) in North America. They are similar to herrings. Since they are schooling fish, there are tons of them and are one of the more common fish fossils that are found. This particular specimen was from the Great River Formation in Wyoming. Note that the Knightia Eocaena is the state fossil of Wyoming.2 commentsSpongeBob12/09/13 at 02:08wileyc: nice example
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Roman Imperial: Constans (337-350) Follis, Siscia (RIC VIII-100)44 viewsObv: CONSTAN-S PF AVG; laurel and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them, chi-rho on banner; ESIS, dot-in-crescent in exergue
1 commentsSpongeBob12/09/13 at 00:33hill132: Beautiful style and detail. A+
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Elrathia Kingi Trilobite43 viewsThis is a Elrathia Kingi trilobite from the Wheeler Shale Formation in Utah. These buggers roamed the seas around the Mid-Cambrian era (about 505 million years ago)4 commentsSpongeBob12/09/13 at 00:30hill132: Awesome.
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Pinnixia galliheri 18 viewsThe Pinnixia galliheri is an extinct type of Pea crab from California that was found during the Miocene epoch (23.03 to 5.3 million years ago). They are somewhat small (the fossil is about 2.5cm across from the legs). 1 commentsSpongeBob12/08/13 at 18:24n.igma: Very nice indeed! Remarkable preserved deatail.
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Elrathia Kingi Trilobite43 viewsThis is a Elrathia Kingi trilobite from the Wheeler Shale Formation in Utah. These buggers roamed the seas around the Mid-Cambrian era (about 505 million years ago)4 commentsSpongeBob12/08/13 at 18:23n.igma: A first class Elrathia by any measure.
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Knightia Eocaena31 viewsThe Knightia Eocaena is an extinct species of fresh water schooling fish that swam during the Eocene epoch (56 to 33.9 million years ago) in North America. They are similar to herrings. Since they are schooling fish, there are tons of them and are one of the more common fish fossils that are found. This particular specimen was from the Great River Formation in Wyoming. Note that the Knightia Eocaena is the state fossil of Wyoming.2 commentsSpongeBob12/08/13 at 18:22n.igma: Beautiful specimen. Looks almost good enough to ea...
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Hungary: Bla III (1172-1196) Denr (Huszr-66)40 viewsObv: Between two anchor-like characters with three points each; BELA
Rev: Monogram enclosed in a circle
1 commentsSpongeBob12/08/13 at 16:18quadrans: Nice one
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Elrathia Kingi Trilobite43 viewsThis is a Elrathia Kingi trilobite from the Wheeler Shale Formation in Utah. These buggers roamed the seas around the Mid-Cambrian era (about 505 million years ago)4 commentsSpongeBob12/08/13 at 11:52cicerokid: love ALL your fossils
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Mihail Asen III iman (13231330) Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.11.16; Youroukova & Penchev 68; Dobrinić & Dimnik 8.2.3; Dochev 1890-1910)52 viewsObv: Cross with suppendaneum; IC XC in upper quarters, stars in lower quarters
Rev: iman tamgha; stars and dots flanking base
Dim: 19mm, 1.67 g, 6h

This particular retrograde IC XC variation and dot placement between tamgha is not present in Dochev.
1 commentsSpongeBob12/05/13 at 02:37wileyc: nice example
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)53 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
1 commentsSpongeBob12/04/13 at 23:44Skyler: nice strike
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Roman Provincial: Augustus (27 BC-14 AD) Quadrans, Hispania, Julia Traducta (RPC-110)20 viewsObv: Bare head left; Legend around - PER CAE AVG
Rev: Patera above aspergillum, jug, and lituus; Legend around - IVLIA TRAD
1 commentsSpongeBob12/04/13 at 23:31Skyler: Great preservation. So many of these are corroded...
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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1730)54 viewsObv: Leo VI and Alexander, each crowned and wearing loros, seated facing on double throne, holding labarum between them. Legend around - + LEOn S ALEXAnGROS.
Rev: Legend in four lines - + LEOn S ALEXAnGROS bASIL' ROmEOn
1 commentsSpongeBob12/04/13 at 23:27Skyler: Absolutely STUNNING
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337) Follis, Siscia (RIC-159)51 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Laureate head right.
Rev: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG / ESIS*.
VOT XX within wreath.
3 commentsSpongeBob12/04/13 at 20:06Jay GT4: Great coin
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337) Follis, Siscia (RIC-159)51 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Laureate head right.
Rev: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG / ESIS*.
VOT XX within wreath.
3 commentsSpongeBob12/04/13 at 00:58Mat: Choice piece
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I the Great (307-337) Follis, Siscia (RIC-159)51 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Laureate head right.
Rev: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG / ESIS*.
VOT XX within wreath.
3 commentsSpongeBob12/03/13 at 22:06Randygeki(h2): Excellent coin!
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Hungary: Lajos (1342-1382) Obolus (Huszr-549, Unger-438)44 viewsObv: + REGIS LODOVICI, Patriarchal cross
Rev: Saracen head facing left
2 commentsSpongeBob11/25/13 at 07:45SpongeBob: Absolutely correct! Got the attribution wrong whe...
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Hungary: Lajos (1342-1382) Obolus (Huszr-549, Unger-438)44 viewsObv: + REGIS LODOVICI, Patriarchal cross
Rev: Saracen head facing left
2 commentsSpongeBob11/25/13 at 02:45quadrans: Nice one, if it is small one the name are "obulus"...
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine IX (1042-1055) 2/3 Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1835)65 viewsObv: H RΛAXERNITICA / MP - ΘV.
Facing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium.
Rev: ΘKE R Θ KWNCTANTINW ΔECΠOTH TW MONOMAX.
Legend in 5 lines.
3 commentsSpongeBob11/16/13 at 09:06TheEmpireNeverEnded: There is beauty in it's delicacy.
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Roman Imperial: Probus (276-282) Antoninianus, Siscia (RIC-651)54 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORD MILIT / V / XXI. Concordia and emperor standing vis--vis clasping hands.
3 commentsSpongeBob11/16/13 at 09:04TheEmpireNeverEnded: The detail is tremendous!
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Hephthalites: Vasu Deva (early 7th Century) AR Tri-lingual Drachm (Gbl Hunnen Em.244, MACW-1560)45 viewsObverse: Bust of Vasu Deva right in Persian style. Bull head above crown ; tamgha countermark, gold plug countermark. Brahmi legend in field. Cursive Bactrian Greek Legend around.
Reverse: Zoroastrian fire altar and attendants. Pahlavi legend in fields, Cursive Bactrian Greek Legend around.
1 commentsSpongeBob11/15/13 at 14:21Sosius: Cool!
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Follis, Nicomedia, RY 22 (Sear 201; DOC 135b; MIBE 113a)55 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large M, above, cross; to left A/N/N/O; to right X/X/II;below B; NIKO in exergue
1 commentsSpongeBob11/12/13 at 22:04Curtis H: Outstanding coin
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Bohemia: Vladislav I (1109-1118,1120-1125) AR Denr, Prauge mint (Cach-534)23 viewsObv: Horseman right, piercing fallen person with lance; Legend around - + VVLADIZAVS
Rev: Nimbate bust of St. Wenceslaus facing with raised hand and cross; Legend around - + WENCEZLAVS
1 commentsSpongeBob11/12/13 at 14:42SpongeBob: Just in time for Christmas!!! "Good King Wencesla...
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class D Follis, Attributed to Constantine IX (1042-1055), (Sear-1836)86 viewsObv: IC - XC.
Christ seated facing on throne with back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands.
Rev: IS XS / bASILE / bASIL.
Legend in 3 lines.
2 commentsSpongeBob11/12/13 at 08:23*Alex: Your whole Byzantine collection is superb.
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Byzantine Empire: Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969), Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1781)64 viewsObv: + IhSVS XRI-STVS nICA *.
Cross crosslet set on globus above two steps; in central medallion, crowned bust of Nicephorus facing.
Rev: + nICHF / En XW AVTO/CRAT EVSEb / bASILEVS / RWmAIW.
Legend in five lines.
4 commentsSpongeBob11/12/13 at 08:21*Alex: Very nice, I like it too.
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1667)44 viewsObv: ΘEOFIL bASIL Three-quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Rev: + ΘEOFILE AVGOVSTE SV hICAS. Legend in 4 lines.
1 commentsSpongeBob11/12/13 at 08:20*Alex: Nice coin, great details.
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Byzantine Empire: Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969), Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1781)64 viewsObv: + IhSVS XRI-STVS nICA *.
Cross crosslet set on globus above two steps; in central medallion, crowned bust of Nicephorus facing.
Rev: + nICHF / En XW AVTO/CRAT EVSEb / bASILEVS / RWmAIW.
Legend in five lines.
4 commentsSpongeBob11/12/13 at 00:59Skyler: Amazing!
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Crusaders: Bohmond III (1163-1201) AR Denier, Antioch (Metcalf, Crusades-378)45 viewsObv:+ BOAИVHDVS, helmeted and mailed head left; crescent before, star behind
Rev:+ AИTI:OCHIA, cross patte; crescent in second quarter
1 commentsSpongeBob11/12/13 at 00:55Legatus: Love the coin and the time period it represents.
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Byzantine Empire: Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969), Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1781)64 viewsObv: + IhSVS XRI-STVS nICA *.
Cross crosslet set on globus above two steps; in central medallion, crowned bust of Nicephorus facing.
Rev: + nICHF / En XW AVTO/CRAT EVSEb / bASILEVS / RWmAIW.
Legend in five lines.
4 commentsSpongeBob11/12/13 at 00:54Legatus: Very nice
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Class D Follis, Attributed to Constantine IX (1042-1055), (Sear-1836)86 viewsObv: IC - XC.
Christ seated facing on throne with back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands.
Rev: IS XS / bASILE / bASIL.
Legend in 3 lines.
2 commentsSpongeBob11/11/13 at 02:09cmcdon0923: Very nice ! Wonderful obverse detail !!
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Roman Imperial: Probus (276-282) Antoninianus, Siscia (RIC-651)54 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORD MILIT / V / XXI. Concordia and emperor standing vis--vis clasping hands.
3 commentsSpongeBob11/10/13 at 05:48Randygeki(h2): Excellent coin!
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Kingdom of Lydia, Persian Rule: Artaxerxes IDarius III (ca. 450-330 BCE) AR Siglos (Sear-4682)40 viewsObv: Bearded archer (the Great King) kneeling right, holding spear and bow
Rev: Oblong punch
1 commentsSpongeBob11/09/13 at 23:33Nemonater: That's an excellent coin. Outstanding detail!
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Roman Imperial: Septimius Severus (193-211) Denarius, Rome (RIC-295)70 viewsObv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate bust right
Rev: VICT PART MAX. Victory advancing left with wreath and palm branch
3 commentsSpongeBob11/09/13 at 22:02Legatus: I know some Severus collectors who will be green w...
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Roman Imperial: Severus Alexander (222-235) Denarius, Rome (RIC-254)30 viewsObv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SPES PVBLICA. Spes walking left, holding flower in right hand and raising skirt with left.
1 commentsSpongeBob11/09/13 at 22:01Legatus: Great details.
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Roman Imperial: Probus (276-282) Antoninianus, Siscia (RIC-651)54 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORD MILIT / V / XXI. Concordia and emperor standing vis--vis clasping hands.
3 commentsSpongeBob11/09/13 at 22:00Legatus: Talk about well struck coins! This one did not se...
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Roman Imperial: Septimius Severus (193-211) Denarius, Rome (RIC-295)70 viewsObv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate bust right
Rev: VICT PART MAX. Victory advancing left with wreath and palm branch
3 commentsSpongeBob11/09/13 at 20:49David Atherton: Terrific coin! Excellent details.
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Roman Imperial: Septimius Severus (193-211) Denarius, Rome (RIC-295)70 viewsObv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG. Laureate bust right
Rev: VICT PART MAX. Victory advancing left with wreath and palm branch
3 commentsSpongeBob11/09/13 at 16:15ickster: Looks uncirculated. Nice coin.
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Cilician Armenia, Seljuq of Rum: Hetoum I and Kaykhusraw II Bilingual Tram (Album-1221, Nercessian-325)52 viewsIn compliance with a peace treaty previously signed by Levon I with the Seljuq Sultan of Rum, Kaykhusraw I, Hetoum struck silver coins bearing both Armenian and Arabic legends. Known as bilingual issues, Hetoum struck them first with Kaykhusraws son, Kayqubad I, and later with Kayqubads son, Kaykhusraw II.

Obverse:
King on horseback trotting to right holding sceptre over right shoulder, a cross above horses
tail and crescent over horses head. Armenian legend around - ՀԵԹՈՒՄ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ, Hethum King of the Armenians

Reverse:
السلطان الاعظم, The Sublime Sultan
غياث الدنيا والدين, Protector of the World and Faith
كيخسرو بن كيقباد, Kaykhusraw, Son of Kayqubad

Reverse Top Margin:
ضرب ﺑﺴﻴﺲ سنة أربع و, Struck in the City of Sis, the Year Four and

Reverse Left Margin:
أربعون, Forty

Reverse Right Margin:
وستمائة, And Six Hundred
1 commentsSpongeBob11/09/13 at 12:41TIF: Nice one, SpongeBob!
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Half Follis, Constantinople, RY 12 (Sear-165)78 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and decorated shield; cross right in field.
Rev: Large K between ANNO - XII, cross above; E below.
2 commentsSpongeBob11/09/13 at 03:48Lloyd: Very nicely detailed and preserved!
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Half Follis, Constantinople, RY 12 (Sear-165)78 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and decorated shield; cross right in field.
Rev: Large K between ANNO - XII, cross above; E below.
2 commentsSpongeBob11/09/13 at 00:47Robert L3: Really nice example of the type.
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine IX (1042-1055) 2/3 Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1835)65 viewsObv: H RΛAXERNITICA / MP - ΘV.
Facing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium.
Rev: ΘKE R Θ KWNCTANTINW ΔECΠOTH TW MONOMAX.
Legend in 5 lines.
3 commentsSpongeBob11/08/13 at 21:28SPQR Matt: I really like this a lot.
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1708)56 viewsObv: IhSЧS XRISτЧS hICA.
Cross potent set on three steps on globe.
Rev: + bASI/ LIOS CЄ/ COnSTAn/TIn PISTV/ bASILIS/ ROMEO.
Legend in 6 lines.
1 commentsSpongeBob11/08/13 at 21:25Sam: Amazing.
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine IX (1042-1055) 2/3 Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1835)65 viewsObv: H RΛAXERNITICA / MP - ΘV.
Facing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium.
Rev: ΘKE R Θ KWNCTANTINW ΔECΠOTH TW MONOMAX.
Legend in 5 lines.
3 commentsSpongeBob11/08/13 at 21:25Sam: Beautiful!
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Roman Imperial: Maximianus (286-305) 1st Reign, Bi Antoninianus, Antioch (RIC V-621, SR-13117)34 viewsRoman Imperial: Maximianus (286-305) 1st Reign, Bi Antoninianus, Antioch (RIC V-621, SR-13117)

Obv: IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right
Rev: CONCORDIA MIL-ITVM, Maximianus standing right receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, S in field between them, XXI in exergue
1 commentsSpongeBob11/08/13 at 01:39TheEmpireNeverEnded: Sharp detail
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Venice: Giovanni Soranzo (1312-1327) AR Grosso (Paolucci pg24, #2)69 viewsObv: IO SVPANTIO S M VENETI DVX; Doge and S. Marco standing facing, holding banner between them
Rev: IC - XC; Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing
2 commentsSpongeBob09/02/13 at 15:28Pscipio: Neat! You don't often see a Grosso this nice.
   
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