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2014-105-4_AE18MacedoniaAlexanderIIIClubBowInCase-Forum.jpg
2014.105.442 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (336-323 BC)

AE18; 5.91 g; 6h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, between club and bow in case.
Ref: Price 266; SNG Munich Part 10/11 827;
1 commentsgordian_guy08/11/18 at 14:35okidoki: excellent
ProbusCyzicusAdventusProbi_Lot_982.jpg
Probus Cyzicus46 viewsCyzicus
Antoninianus; 3.97 g; 23 mm
Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding round shield with image of Pegasus to right, on right shoulder; left hand hold spear of left shoulder.
Reverse: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Γ in exergue.
Ref: RIC 904
3 commentsgordian_guy01/17/15 at 18:20Randygeki(h2): very nice!
2014_246_7_ProbusCyzicusAdventusProbi_-_Lot_702.jpg
2014.246.749 viewsCyzicus
Antoninianus; 3.88 g; 22 mm
Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding round shield with image of Pegasus to right, on right shoulder; left hand hold spear of left shoulder.
Reverse: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; B in exergue.
Ref: RIC 904
3 commentsgordian_guy01/17/15 at 18:20Randygeki(h2): A great example
ProbusCyzicusAdventusProbi_Lot_982.jpg
Probus Cyzicus46 viewsCyzicus
Antoninianus; 3.97 g; 23 mm
Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding round shield with image of Pegasus to right, on right shoulder; left hand hold spear of left shoulder.
Reverse: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Γ in exergue.
Ref: RIC 904
3 commentsgordian_guy10/06/14 at 19:21David Atherton: Indeed nice example!
2014_246_7_ProbusCyzicusAdventusProbi_-_Lot_702.jpg
2014.246.749 viewsCyzicus
Antoninianus; 3.88 g; 22 mm
Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding round shield with image of Pegasus to right, on right shoulder; left hand hold spear of left shoulder.
Reverse: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; B in exergue.
Ref: RIC 904
3 commentsgordian_guy10/06/14 at 04:40ickster: One of the most lifelike portraits I've seen o...
ProbusCyzicusAdventusProbi_Lot_982.jpg
Probus Cyzicus46 viewsCyzicus
Antoninianus; 3.97 g; 23 mm
Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding round shield with image of Pegasus to right, on right shoulder; left hand hold spear of left shoulder.
Reverse: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Γ in exergue.
Ref: RIC 904
3 commentsgordian_guy10/06/14 at 04:27quadrans: Nice example...
2014_246_7_ProbusCyzicusAdventusProbi_-_Lot_702.jpg
2014.246.749 viewsCyzicus
Antoninianus; 3.88 g; 22 mm
Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding round shield with image of Pegasus to right, on right shoulder; left hand hold spear of left shoulder.
Reverse: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; B in exergue.
Ref: RIC 904
3 commentsgordian_guy10/06/14 at 04:26quadrans: Very atractive coin..
2014-105-5_AE15MacedoniaAlexanderIIIHorseRight-Forum.jpg
2014.105.538 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (336-323 BC)

AE15; 3.66 g; 7h

Obverse: Male head right, wearing Taenia.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ[ΔΡΟΥ]; Horse advancing right. Below E.
Ref: Price 356;
2 commentsgordian_guy05/31/14 at 11:55Dino: looks celtic
2014-141-2_ARDrachmMiletosAlexanderTheGreatZerus-Forum.jpg
2014.141.246 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Miletos

AR Drachm; 20 mm; 4.00 g; 3h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; downward in right filed, Monogram in left field; Zeus seated left, holding eagle, standing right, in extended right hand; scepter in left.
Ref: Price 2151(a) [3h die axis]
1 commentsgordian_guy05/26/14 at 18:31David Atherton: Very nice!
2014-105-6_AE18AsiaMinorAlexanderTheGreatBowInCaseClub-Forum.jpg
2014.105.638 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Uncertain Mint Western Asia Minor (c. 323 - c. 310 BC)

AE18; 5.71 g; 3h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, between bow in decorated case and club, torch to left in exergue.
Ref: Price 2800(f); SNG Munich 919;
1 commentsgordian_guy05/26/14 at 11:33shanxi: nice; a lot of interesting details
2014-105-5_AE15MacedoniaAlexanderIIIHorseRight-Forum.jpg
2014.105.538 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (336-323 BC)

AE15; 3.66 g; 7h

Obverse: Male head right, wearing Taenia.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ[ΔΡΟΥ]; Horse advancing right. Below E.
Ref: Price 356;
2 commentsgordian_guy05/26/14 at 11:04areich: Very nice.
2014-141-10_AntProbusLugdunumPAXAVGPax-Forum.jpg
2014.141.1050 viewsLugdunum 3.71 g

Obverse: IMP C PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
Reverse: PA-X - A-VG; IIII, in exegure; Pax, standing left, holding olive branch and scepter.
Ref: RIC 91; Bastien 367;
2 commentsgordian_guy05/22/14 at 23:42*Alex: Great Reverse. Great coin.
2014-141-10_AntProbusLugdunumPAXAVGPax-Forum.jpg
2014.141.1050 viewsLugdunum 3.71 g

Obverse: IMP C PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
Reverse: PA-X - A-VG; IIII, in exegure; Pax, standing left, holding olive branch and scepter.
Ref: RIC 91; Bastien 367;
2 commentsgordian_guy05/22/14 at 18:47shanxi: very nice reverse
2014-084-2_AurelianSerdicaSoliInvictoMedusa-Forum.jpg
2014.084.251 viewsSerdica, 4.31 g; 12h

Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed, bust right; breastplate decorated with head of Medusa.
Reverse: SOLI - I-NVICTO; -/-//XXIT ; Sol, nude, but for chlamys wrapped around shoulders and left arm, trailing behind, walking left, right hand raised, left holding whip, on each side bound captives, in oriental dress, seated back to back; captive on right looking back to left.
Ref: cf RIC 311 for type but different obverse inscription; BnF pg. 398; RIC V,1 online T-2715; Emission 7 (April-November 274)
Notes: This obverse die is a match to RIC V,1 online T-2723 Medusa-head example.
3 commentsgordian_guy04/01/14 at 01:49hill132: Thats cool.
2014-084-2_AurelianSerdicaSoliInvictoMedusa-Forum.jpg
2014.084.251 viewsSerdica, 4.31 g; 12h

Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed, bust right; breastplate decorated with head of Medusa.
Reverse: SOLI - I-NVICTO; -/-//XXIT ; Sol, nude, but for chlamys wrapped around shoulders and left arm, trailing behind, walking left, right hand raised, left holding whip, on each side bound captives, in oriental dress, seated back to back; captive on right looking back to left.
Ref: cf RIC 311 for type but different obverse inscription; BnF pg. 398; RIC V,1 online T-2715; Emission 7 (April-November 274)
Notes: This obverse die is a match to RIC V,1 online T-2723 Medusa-head example.
3 commentsgordian_guy03/26/14 at 00:17TheEmpireNeverEnded: All around great!
2014-084-1_AurelianMilanRomaeAeternae-Forum.jpg
2014.084.122 viewsMilan, 4.07 g; 6h

Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed, bust right.
Reverse: ROMAE AETE-RNAE; -/-//Q; Emperor, on left, standing right, before Roma, on right seated left on shield, holding Victory in extended right hand; in left hand scepter.
Ref: RIC 142; BnF XII 480-483, Emission 3 (Autumn 271-Autumn 272); RIC V,1 online, T-1476;
1 commentsgordian_guy03/25/14 at 23:32David Atherton: Excellent coin with an interesting reverse.
2014-084-2_AurelianSerdicaSoliInvictoMedusa-Forum.jpg
2014.084.251 viewsSerdica, 4.31 g; 12h

Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed, bust right; breastplate decorated with head of Medusa.
Reverse: SOLI - I-NVICTO; -/-//XXIT ; Sol, nude, but for chlamys wrapped around shoulders and left arm, trailing behind, walking left, right hand raised, left holding whip, on each side bound captives, in oriental dress, seated back to back; captive on right looking back to left.
Ref: cf RIC 311 for type but different obverse inscription; BnF pg. 398; RIC V,1 online T-2715; Emission 7 (April-November 274)
Notes: This obverse die is a match to RIC V,1 online T-2723 Medusa-head example.
3 commentsgordian_guy03/25/14 at 17:46quadrans: Very nice example ..
2014-080-5_ProbusTicinumConservatAvgSol-Forum.jpg
2014.080.534 viewsTicinum, 3.76 g

Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, wearing helmet, cuirassed bust left, seen from back; in right hand pointing left a spear; shield decorated with floret, slung across left shoulder.
Reverse: CONSERVAT AVG; TXXT in exergue; Sol, radiate and nude but for chlamys draped over shoulder and left arm, standing facing, head left; right hand raised, holding globe in extended left hand.
Ref: RIC 351;
2 commentsgordian_guy03/23/14 at 12:37gordian_guy: Thanks Julianus!!
2014-080-5_ProbusTicinumConservatAvgSol-Forum.jpg
2014.080.534 viewsTicinum, 3.76 g

Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, wearing helmet, cuirassed bust left, seen from back; in right hand pointing left a spear; shield decorated with floret, slung across left shoulder.
Reverse: CONSERVAT AVG; TXXT in exergue; Sol, radiate and nude but for chlamys draped over shoulder and left arm, standing facing, head left; right hand raised, holding globe in extended left hand.
Ref: RIC 351;
2 commentsgordian_guy03/23/14 at 12:28Julianus of Pannonia: Really nice shield decoration!
2014-080-2_DenSeptSevEmesaTPRIIIIMPVCOSIICaptive-Forum.jpg
2014.080.236 viewsEmesa, Syria; 2.84 g

Obverse: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PER[T] AVG COS II; Laureate, bust right.
Reveres: T R P III IMP V COS ΓI [First I looks like a Gamma]; Captive, wearing peaked hat, seated right, slightly bent forward, right leg extended, left leg drawn back, arms bound behind, (or just right, with left arm resting on left knee and head on left hand); at feet, bow, quiver, round shield and left shield.
Ref: cf RIC 433 and 434; cf BMC 405-407
Different obverse die from RIC and BMC examples.
Per discussions with Maridvnvm I have added a T tentatively to the end of PERT.
1 commentsgordian_guy03/22/14 at 15:11Sam: A very special coin , indeed.
1997-161-181_ProbusConcordMilit-Forum.jpg
1997.161.18135 viewsSiscia, 3.93 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back.
Reverse: CONCORD MILIT; P/XXI; Emperor, on left, standing right, clasping hands with Concordia, on right, standing left.
Ref: RIC 650; Alfoldi Type 26, no. 121; Pink, pg 53, 7th emission, 280 AD;
1 commentsgordian_guy03/13/14 at 21:51David Atherton: A very stern portrait!
1997-161-179_ProbusMartiPacif-Forum.jpg
1997.161.17919 viewsTicinum, 4.29 g

Obverse: IMP C PROBVS AVG; Radiate, wearing Imperial Mantle, bust left, holding in right hand scepter surmounted by eagle.
Reverse: MARTI PACIF; I| /QXXI; Mars advancing left, holding olive branch in raised right hand and carrying spear in left; shield over left shoulder.
Ref: RIC 508; Pink VI/1, pg 67, 9th emission, 281 AD, part of EQVITI series for Ticinum.
1 commentsgordian_guy03/12/14 at 20:39quadrans: Very nice portret..
2014-061-2_ProbusSisciaProbiAug-Forum.jpg
2014.061.245 viewsSiscia, 3.80 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SISCIA PROBI AVG; XXIT in exergue; Siscia, seated left, holding out the ends of her drapery, flanked by two river gods (Savus and Colapis) holding urns and emerging from the water.
Ref: RIC 765; Alfoldi Type 69, no 3;
3 commentsgordian_guy03/12/14 at 03:27David Atherton: Interesting reverse!
2014-061-1_ProbusVirtusProbiAug-Forum.jpg
2014.061.150 viewsSiscia, 3.78 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed, bust left, seen from back, spear in right hand, to right, shield over left shoulder;
Reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; XXIT in exergue; Trophy, 2 oval shields, standing between two captives seated back-to-back.
Ref: RIC 820; cf Alfoldi Type 101, no. 55 (For officiana 4)
2 commentsgordian_guy03/10/14 at 20:34quadrans: Nice piece..
1997-161-174_ProbusRomaeAeter-Forum.jpg
1997.161.17430 viewsRome, 4.01 g

Obverse: PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, wearing Imperial Mantle, left, holding scepter surmounted by eagle.
Reverse: ROMAE AETER; RThunderboltDelta in exergue; Roma seated in hexastyle temple, holding Victory and scepter.
Ref: RIC 187; Pink VI/1, pg 58, 6th emission, 281 AD;
1 commentsgordian_guy03/10/14 at 03:51ickster: Lovely colouring and detail.
1997-161-170_ProbusIoviConsProbAvg-Forum.jpg
1997.161.17019 viewsRome, 3.85 g

Obverse: PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: IOVI CONS PROB AVG; RThunderboltB in exergue; Jupiter standing left holding thunderbolt in raised right hand and scepter in left.
Ref: RIC 175; Pink VI/1, pg 58, 6th emission, 281 AD
1 commentsgordian_guy03/10/14 at 00:11Sphinx357: great looking probus
2014-061-8_ProbusSoliInvicto-Forum.jpg
2014.061.824 viewsSiscia, 3.89 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, wearing Imperial Mantle, bust left, holding scepter surmounted by eagle.
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO; T/XXI; Sol, facing front, in quadriga; right hand raised; in left globe and whip.
Ref: RIC 776; Alfoldi Type 73, no 37;
2 commentsgordian_guy03/09/14 at 23:08gordian_guy: Thank you David!
2014-061-8_ProbusSoliInvicto-Forum.jpg
2014.061.824 viewsSiscia, 3.89 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, wearing Imperial Mantle, bust left, holding scepter surmounted by eagle.
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO; T/XXI; Sol, facing front, in quadriga; right hand raised; in left globe and whip.
Ref: RIC 776; Alfoldi Type 73, no 37;
2 commentsgordian_guy03/08/14 at 21:40David Atherton: Beautiful coin.
2014-061-1_ProbusVirtusProbiAug-Forum.jpg
2014.061.150 viewsSiscia, 3.78 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed, bust left, seen from back, spear in right hand, to right, shield over left shoulder;
Reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; XXIT in exergue; Trophy, 2 oval shields, standing between two captives seated back-to-back.
Ref: RIC 820; cf Alfoldi Type 101, no. 55 (For officiana 4)
2 commentsgordian_guy03/08/14 at 21:40David Atherton: Most excellent!
2014-061-2_ProbusSisciaProbiAug-Forum.jpg
2014.061.245 viewsSiscia, 3.80 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SISCIA PROBI AVG; XXIT in exergue; Siscia, seated left, holding out the ends of her drapery, flanked by two river gods (Savus and Colapis) holding urns and emerging from the water.
Ref: RIC 765; Alfoldi Type 69, no 3;
3 commentsgordian_guy03/08/14 at 20:37*Alex: Superb, and rare.
2014-061-7_ProbusPMTRIPCOSIIPP-Forum.jpg
2014.061.738 viewsSiscia, 3.25 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust left; spear in right hand over right shoulder; shield on left shoulder.
Reverse: P M TRI P COS II PP; XXIS in exergue; Lion, radiate, walking right with thunderbolt in mouth.
Ref: RIC 611; Alfoldi Type 45, no. 10;
2 commentsgordian_guy03/08/14 at 20:35*Alex: ..... So do I.
2014-061-2_ProbusSisciaProbiAug-Forum.jpg
2014.061.245 viewsSiscia, 3.80 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SISCIA PROBI AVG; XXIT in exergue; Siscia, seated left, holding out the ends of her drapery, flanked by two river gods (Savus and Colapis) holding urns and emerging from the water.
Ref: RIC 765; Alfoldi Type 69, no 3;
3 commentsgordian_guy03/08/14 at 14:59quadrans: Beautiful..revers..
2014-061-7_ProbusPMTRIPCOSIIPP-Forum.jpg
2014.061.738 viewsSiscia, 3.25 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust left; spear in right hand over right shoulder; shield on left shoulder.
Reverse: P M TRI P COS II PP; XXIS in exergue; Lion, radiate, walking right with thunderbolt in mouth.
Ref: RIC 611; Alfoldi Type 45, no. 10;
2 commentsgordian_guy03/08/14 at 14:58quadrans: I like this..
     
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