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Domitian_RIC_280.jpg
RIC 0280 Domitian Sestertius35 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Domitian riding right on horseback with shield, striking with spear at falling German

Rome, 85 AD

25.81g

RIC 280 (C)

Ex-Calgary Coin

A scarcer type
4 commentsJay GT410/19/19 at 22:23Nemonater: Cool!
Domitian_RIC_280.jpg
RIC 0280 Domitian Sestertius35 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Domitian riding right on horseback with shield, striking with spear at falling German

Rome, 85 AD

25.81g

RIC 280 (C)

Ex-Calgary Coin

A scarcer type
4 commentsJay GT410/12/19 at 19:36quadrans: Interesting piece..
Domitian_RIC_280.jpg
RIC 0280 Domitian Sestertius35 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Domitian riding right on horseback with shield, striking with spear at falling German

Rome, 85 AD

25.81g

RIC 280 (C)

Ex-Calgary Coin

A scarcer type
4 commentsJay GT410/07/19 at 06:40Randygeki(h2): Nice!
Domitian_RIC_280.jpg
RIC 0280 Domitian Sestertius35 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Domitian riding right on horseback with shield, striking with spear at falling German

Rome, 85 AD

25.81g

RIC 280 (C)

Ex-Calgary Coin

A scarcer type
4 commentsJay GT410/05/19 at 02:37David Atherton: Historic type!
Brettian_HN1970.jpg
Bruttium, The Bretti, drachm18 viewsDiademed, draped and winged bust of Nike right, bird? behind

BPETTIΩN
River-god Aisaros/Dionysos standing, crowning himself, holding cloak and scepter, monogram and shield to right

216-214 BC Punic war issue

4.81g

Rare with these control marks. Only 2 on acsearch including this one, both from same dies and die flaws.
Struck with worn obverse die.

Arslan dies 81/107’; Scheu S65; HN Italy 1970

Ex-CNG 452 Lot 48; From the John L. Cowan Collection; Ex-Pegasi, 31 May 2012 Auction 24 lot 44.
2 commentsJay GT410/03/19 at 01:10PMah: Very nice.
Brettian_HN1970.jpg
Bruttium, The Bretti, drachm18 viewsDiademed, draped and winged bust of Nike right, bird? behind

BPETTIΩN
River-god Aisaros/Dionysos standing, crowning himself, holding cloak and scepter, monogram and shield to right

216-214 BC Punic war issue

4.81g

Rare with these control marks. Only 2 on acsearch including this one, both from same dies and die flaws.
Struck with worn obverse die.

Arslan dies 81/107’; Scheu S65; HN Italy 1970

Ex-CNG 452 Lot 48; From the John L. Cowan Collection; Ex-Pegasi, 31 May 2012 Auction 24 lot 44.
2 commentsJay GT410/01/19 at 20:04Nemonater: That’s a cool coin!
Domitian_RIC_267.jpg
RIC 267 Domitian27 viewsCAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Goat standing left in laurel wreath

Rome, 80-81 AD after the deification of Vespasian.

3.37g

RIC 267 (C)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya

This is a nice example of the legend ending with a pronounced dot.
4 commentsJay GT409/17/19 at 16:11FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice example.
Domitian_RIC_267.jpg
RIC 267 Domitian27 viewsCAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Goat standing left in laurel wreath

Rome, 80-81 AD after the deification of Vespasian.

3.37g

RIC 267 (C)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya

This is a nice example of the legend ending with a pronounced dot.
4 commentsJay GT409/17/19 at 14:54Christian Scarlioli: Very nice, I always like seeing this issue.
Domitian_RIC_267.jpg
RIC 267 Domitian27 viewsCAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Goat standing left in laurel wreath

Rome, 80-81 AD after the deification of Vespasian.

3.37g

RIC 267 (C)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya

This is a nice example of the legend ending with a pronounced dot.
4 commentsJay GT409/17/19 at 01:54Nemonater: Nice!
Domitian_RIC_267.jpg
RIC 267 Domitian27 viewsCAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Goat standing left in laurel wreath

Rome, 80-81 AD after the deification of Vespasian.

3.37g

RIC 267 (C)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya

This is a nice example of the legend ending with a pronounced dot.
4 commentsJay GT409/16/19 at 22:50David Atherton: Good example!
Octopus_Litra.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 120 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
9 commentsJay GT408/23/19 at 16:21Anaximander: Brilliant! So archaic: Eye, hair, and a partly re...
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius72 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
8 commentsJay GT408/15/19 at 18:59Steve P: Hot diggity dawg!! ... that's a beauty!
DomitianFortuna.jpg
RIC 0544 Domitian As198 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER PP
Laureate head of Domitian right

FORTVNAE AVGVSTI SC
Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae

Rome 87 AD

10.9g

RIC 544 (C3)

Ex-Tater's
8 commentsJay GT407/29/19 at 16:28okidoki: very nice
DomitianVictrix.jpg
RIC 0791 Domitian denarius72 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XV
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP
Minerva, winged, flying left with spear and shield

Rome September 14, 95 AD-September 13, 96 AD

3.15g

RIC 791 (C)

Ex-Savoca 21st Blue Auction lot 1060
6 commentsJay GT407/28/19 at 12:08Mark R1: Good one
VespasianCista~0.jpg
RIC 0776 Vespasian45 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Laureate head right.

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

Rome 75 AD

3.25g

RIC² 776 (R).
Only 5 specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard


Minted in Rome but likely intended for circulation in the East. The reverse copies the earlier quinarii of Augustus and the Cistophoric tetradrachms of Ephesus.

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
5 commentsJay GT407/26/19 at 02:18Nemonater: Very nice, I love this type.
VespasianCista~0.jpg
RIC 0776 Vespasian45 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Laureate head right.

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

Rome 75 AD

3.25g

RIC² 776 (R).
Only 5 specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard


Minted in Rome but likely intended for circulation in the East. The reverse copies the earlier quinarii of Augustus and the Cistophoric tetradrachms of Ephesus.

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
5 commentsJay GT407/25/19 at 16:33orfew: Very nice Jay
VespasianCista~0.jpg
RIC 0776 Vespasian45 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Laureate head right.

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

Rome 75 AD

3.25g

RIC² 776 (R).
Only 5 specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard


Minted in Rome but likely intended for circulation in the East. The reverse copies the earlier quinarii of Augustus and the Cistophoric tetradrachms of Ephesus.

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
5 commentsJay GT407/25/19 at 09:43David Atherton: Not a very common type. A solid upgrade. Congrats!
VespasianCista~0.jpg
RIC 0776 Vespasian45 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Laureate head right.

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

Rome 75 AD

3.25g

RIC² 776 (R).
Only 5 specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard


Minted in Rome but likely intended for circulation in the East. The reverse copies the earlier quinarii of Augustus and the Cistophoric tetradrachms of Ephesus.

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
5 commentsJay GT407/25/19 at 07:51Steve P: Super-cool snakes, my ol' coin-friend (congrat...
VespasianCista~0.jpg
RIC 0776 Vespasian45 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Laureate head right.

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

Rome 75 AD

3.25g

RIC² 776 (R).
Only 5 specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard


Minted in Rome but likely intended for circulation in the East. The reverse copies the earlier quinarii of Augustus and the Cistophoric tetradrachms of Ephesus.

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
5 commentsJay GT407/25/19 at 07:06FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example.
Sybaris.jpg
Lucania Sybaris drachm96 viewsBull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; all within border of dots VM in exergue

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

LUCANIA, Sybaris

Circa 550-510 BC.

2.04g

HN III 1736. SNG ANS 847 ff.

Chipped. Old cabinet toning.

Ex-Londinium
4 commentsJay GT407/22/19 at 12:36Mark R1: Love it
AugustusBull.jpg
Augustus denarius110 viewsAVGVSTVS DIVI F
Bare head of Augustus right

IMP XII
Bull butting left

3.72g

Lugdunum 15 - 13 BC

RIC I, 189a

Rare bull butting left

Ex-ANE
4 commentsJay GT407/18/19 at 19:39orfew: Nice one Jay
DomitianVictrix.jpg
RIC 0791 Domitian denarius72 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XV
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP
Minerva, winged, flying left with spear and shield

Rome September 14, 95 AD-September 13, 96 AD

3.15g

RIC 791 (C)

Ex-Savoca 21st Blue Auction lot 1060
6 commentsJay GT407/13/19 at 07:30quadrans: Interesting piece..
DomitianVictrix.jpg
RIC 0791 Domitian denarius72 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XV
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP
Minerva, winged, flying left with spear and shield

Rome September 14, 95 AD-September 13, 96 AD

3.15g

RIC 791 (C)

Ex-Savoca 21st Blue Auction lot 1060
6 commentsJay GT407/12/19 at 02:54Nemonater: Nice!
DomitianVictrix.jpg
RIC 0791 Domitian denarius72 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XV
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP
Minerva, winged, flying left with spear and shield

Rome September 14, 95 AD-September 13, 96 AD

3.15g

RIC 791 (C)

Ex-Savoca 21st Blue Auction lot 1060
6 commentsJay GT407/11/19 at 19:03orfew: I love the toning on that one. A very nice pickup.
DomitianVictrix.jpg
RIC 0791 Domitian denarius72 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XV
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP
Minerva, winged, flying left with spear and shield

Rome September 14, 95 AD-September 13, 96 AD

3.15g

RIC 791 (C)

Ex-Savoca 21st Blue Auction lot 1060
6 commentsJay GT407/11/19 at 18:06FlaviusDomitianus: Lovely toning.
DomitianVictrix.jpg
RIC 0791 Domitian denarius72 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XV
Laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP
Minerva, winged, flying left with spear and shield

Rome September 14, 95 AD-September 13, 96 AD

3.15g

RIC 791 (C)

Ex-Savoca 21st Blue Auction lot 1060
6 commentsJay GT407/11/19 at 17:39okidoki: very nice reverse
Domitian_Horseback.jpg
RIC 0539 variant Domitian denarius64 viewsCAES AV DOMIT COS II
Laureate head right

Domitian on horse left; right hand raised, sceptre in left

Rome? 73 AD

3.34g

RIC 539 (R2) variant?: Missing G and F in legend.

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya

Stylistically this coin resembles some others of this type but without the legend errors. The fabric is similar to those from Antioch. Is this an ancient imitation or perhaps an apprentice cut the legend? Or is it an unknown type from Antioch?
3 commentsJay GT406/29/19 at 06:27quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
VespasianEXSC.jpg
RIC 0364 Vespasian denarius76 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head right

EX SC
Victory advancing left placing shield on trophy; below, Judaea seated left

Rome 80-81 AD, after the deification of Vespasian

2.91g

RIC 364 (C)

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 no 180; Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956) with handwritten tag.

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection.

Heavy black patina with old scratches beneath.
6 commentsJay GT406/29/19 at 06:26quadrans: Nice one
Domitian_Horseback.jpg
RIC 0539 variant Domitian denarius64 viewsCAES AV DOMIT COS II
Laureate head right

Domitian on horse left; right hand raised, sceptre in left

Rome? 73 AD

3.34g

RIC 539 (R2) variant?: Missing G and F in legend.

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya

Stylistically this coin resembles some others of this type but without the legend errors. The fabric is similar to those from Antioch. Is this an ancient imitation or perhaps an apprentice cut the legend? Or is it an unknown type from Antioch?
3 commentsJay GT406/29/19 at 04:22Matt Inglima: A wonderful coin, congratulations on the addition ...
Domitian_Horseback.jpg
RIC 0539 variant Domitian denarius64 viewsCAES AV DOMIT COS II
Laureate head right

Domitian on horse left; right hand raised, sceptre in left

Rome? 73 AD

3.34g

RIC 539 (R2) variant?: Missing G and F in legend.

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya

Stylistically this coin resembles some others of this type but without the legend errors. The fabric is similar to those from Antioch. Is this an ancient imitation or perhaps an apprentice cut the legend? Or is it an unknown type from Antioch?
3 commentsJay GT406/29/19 at 00:19Randygeki(h2): Sweet
VespasianEXSC.jpg
RIC 0364 Vespasian denarius76 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head right

EX SC
Victory advancing left placing shield on trophy; below, Judaea seated left

Rome 80-81 AD, after the deification of Vespasian

2.91g

RIC 364 (C)

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 no 180; Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956) with handwritten tag.

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection.

Heavy black patina with old scratches beneath.
6 commentsJay GT406/28/19 at 20:11FlaviusDomitianus: Excellent!
VespasianEXSC.jpg
RIC 0364 Vespasian denarius76 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head right

EX SC
Victory advancing left placing shield on trophy; below, Judaea seated left

Rome 80-81 AD, after the deification of Vespasian

2.91g

RIC 364 (C)

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 no 180; Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956) with handwritten tag.

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection.

Heavy black patina with old scratches beneath.
6 commentsJay GT406/28/19 at 19:46David Atherton: Nice addition!
VespasianEXSC.jpg
RIC 0364 Vespasian denarius76 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head right

EX SC
Victory advancing left placing shield on trophy; below, Judaea seated left

Rome 80-81 AD, after the deification of Vespasian

2.91g

RIC 364 (C)

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 no 180; Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956) with handwritten tag.

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection.

Heavy black patina with old scratches beneath.
6 commentsJay GT406/28/19 at 19:22orfew: A lovely example
VespasianEXSC.jpg
RIC 0364 Vespasian denarius76 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head right

EX SC
Victory advancing left placing shield on trophy; below, Judaea seated left

Rome 80-81 AD, after the deification of Vespasian

2.91g

RIC 364 (C)

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 no 180; Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956) with handwritten tag.

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection.

Heavy black patina with old scratches beneath.
6 commentsJay GT406/28/19 at 18:39Enodia: Nice coin, great provenance!
VespasianEXSC.jpg
RIC 0364 Vespasian denarius76 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Laureate head right

EX SC
Victory advancing left placing shield on trophy; below, Judaea seated left

Rome 80-81 AD, after the deification of Vespasian

2.91g

RIC 364 (C)

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 no 180; Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956) with handwritten tag.

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection.

Heavy black patina with old scratches beneath.
6 commentsJay GT406/28/19 at 17:53okidoki: very nice reverse
Antony___the_Caesars.jpg
Antony & the Caesar's134 viewsSince most of the 12 Caesar's were more closely related to Antony than to Augustus I thought it was appropriate to include Antony in my 12 Caesar's group shot. Individual coins can be seen in my galleries. While I have better portraits of some Emperor's I chose these for their interesting reverses and styles.

Clickable for a larger photo.
6 commentsJay GT406/22/19 at 17:02kc: Good series
MarsDomit.jpg
RIC 0387 Domitian As97 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Mars advancing left with Victory and trophy

Rome, 85 AD

13.67g

RIC 387 (C)

Holed in antiquity and plugged in the late 19th century?

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 n 184; Ex-Sammlung Heynen 1976;Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)

Comes with old tag probably from Heynen or Schürer. Olding tag incorrectly attributed to RIC 420 (different ending to legend)

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection. Heynen was a friend of Reusing's, and at an earlier date had evidently sold or exchanged or given a substantial number of coins to Reusing, this being one of those coins!

Thanks to David Atherton and Curtis Clay for the brief biography and info.
9 commentsJay GT406/22/19 at 16:59kc: This is really great, nice coin and good provenanc...
TitusPontif.jpg
RIC 0554 Titus93 viewsT CAES IMP VESP CENS
Laureate bust right

PONTIF MAXIM
Vespasian seated right on curule chair, with sceptre and branch

Rome, 73 AD

RIC 554 (R) A mule with reverse type of Vespasian

3.03g

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
7 commentsJay GT406/21/19 at 00:52Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
TitusPontif.jpg
RIC 0554 Titus93 viewsT CAES IMP VESP CENS
Laureate bust right

PONTIF MAXIM
Vespasian seated right on curule chair, with sceptre and branch

Rome, 73 AD

RIC 554 (R) A mule with reverse type of Vespasian

3.03g

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
7 commentsJay GT406/20/19 at 07:43FlaviusDomitianus: Well spotted!
TitusPontif.jpg
RIC 0554 Titus93 viewsT CAES IMP VESP CENS
Laureate bust right

PONTIF MAXIM
Vespasian seated right on curule chair, with sceptre and branch

Rome, 73 AD

RIC 554 (R) A mule with reverse type of Vespasian

3.03g

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
7 commentsJay GT406/20/19 at 02:02RL: A good catch
TitusPontif.jpg
RIC 0554 Titus93 viewsT CAES IMP VESP CENS
Laureate bust right

PONTIF MAXIM
Vespasian seated right on curule chair, with sceptre and branch

Rome, 73 AD

RIC 554 (R) A mule with reverse type of Vespasian

3.03g

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
7 commentsJay GT406/20/19 at 01:59Nemonater: A great type!
TitusPontif.jpg
RIC 0554 Titus93 viewsT CAES IMP VESP CENS
Laureate bust right

PONTIF MAXIM
Vespasian seated right on curule chair, with sceptre and branch

Rome, 73 AD

RIC 554 (R) A mule with reverse type of Vespasian

3.03g

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
7 commentsJay GT406/19/19 at 23:22orfew: Nice pick up
TitusPontif.jpg
RIC 0554 Titus93 viewsT CAES IMP VESP CENS
Laureate bust right

PONTIF MAXIM
Vespasian seated right on curule chair, with sceptre and branch

Rome, 73 AD

RIC 554 (R) A mule with reverse type of Vespasian

3.03g

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
7 commentsJay GT406/19/19 at 21:57David Atherton: Wonderful!
TitusPontif.jpg
RIC 0554 Titus93 viewsT CAES IMP VESP CENS
Laureate bust right

PONTIF MAXIM
Vespasian seated right on curule chair, with sceptre and branch

Rome, 73 AD

RIC 554 (R) A mule with reverse type of Vespasian

3.03g

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
7 commentsJay GT406/19/19 at 21:38quadrans: Interesting piece..
VespasianRIC686.jpg
RIC 0686 Vespasian72 viewsIMP CAESAR VESP AVG
Laureate head right

PONTIF MAXIM
Winged cauduceus

Rome, 74 AD

3.21g

RIC 686 (R)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
6 commentsJay GT406/08/19 at 12:35Steve P: Not too shabby, congrats Jay
VespasianRIC686.jpg
RIC 0686 Vespasian72 viewsIMP CAESAR VESP AVG
Laureate head right

PONTIF MAXIM
Winged cauduceus

Rome, 74 AD

3.21g

RIC 686 (R)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
6 commentsJay GT406/08/19 at 09:29FlaviusDomitianus: Well done!
VespasianRIC686.jpg
RIC 0686 Vespasian72 viewsIMP CAESAR VESP AVG
Laureate head right

PONTIF MAXIM
Winged cauduceus

Rome, 74 AD

3.21g

RIC 686 (R)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
6 commentsJay GT406/08/19 at 06:24quadrans: Great piece ...
VespasianRIC686.jpg
RIC 0686 Vespasian72 viewsIMP CAESAR VESP AVG
Laureate head right

PONTIF MAXIM
Winged cauduceus

Rome, 74 AD

3.21g

RIC 686 (R)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
6 commentsJay GT406/07/19 at 23:31Nemonater: Great portrait
VespasianRIC686.jpg
RIC 0686 Vespasian72 viewsIMP CAESAR VESP AVG
Laureate head right

PONTIF MAXIM
Winged cauduceus

Rome, 74 AD

3.21g

RIC 686 (R)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
6 commentsJay GT406/07/19 at 23:15orfew: Nice catch Jay
VespasianRIC686.jpg
RIC 0686 Vespasian72 viewsIMP CAESAR VESP AVG
Laureate head right

PONTIF MAXIM
Winged cauduceus

Rome, 74 AD

3.21g

RIC 686 (R)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
6 commentsJay GT406/07/19 at 23:06David Atherton: Nice rarity!
MarsDomit.jpg
RIC 0387 Domitian As97 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Mars advancing left with Victory and trophy

Rome, 85 AD

13.67g

RIC 387 (C)

Holed in antiquity and plugged in the late 19th century?

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 n 184; Ex-Sammlung Heynen 1976;Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)

Comes with old tag probably from Heynen or Schürer. Olding tag incorrectly attributed to RIC 420 (different ending to legend)

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection. Heynen was a friend of Reusing's, and at an earlier date had evidently sold or exchanged or given a substantial number of coins to Reusing, this being one of those coins!

Thanks to David Atherton and Curtis Clay for the brief biography and info.
9 commentsJay GT406/07/19 at 05:31Matt Inglima: The portrait and the reverse of Mars are absolutel...
MarsDomit.jpg
RIC 0387 Domitian As97 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Mars advancing left with Victory and trophy

Rome, 85 AD

13.67g

RIC 387 (C)

Holed in antiquity and plugged in the late 19th century?

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 n 184; Ex-Sammlung Heynen 1976;Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)

Comes with old tag probably from Heynen or Schürer. Olding tag incorrectly attributed to RIC 420 (different ending to legend)

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection. Heynen was a friend of Reusing's, and at an earlier date had evidently sold or exchanged or given a substantial number of coins to Reusing, this being one of those coins!

Thanks to David Atherton and Curtis Clay for the brief biography and info.
9 commentsJay GT406/07/19 at 01:59Nemonater: Awesome addition!
MarsDomit.jpg
RIC 0387 Domitian As97 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Mars advancing left with Victory and trophy

Rome, 85 AD

13.67g

RIC 387 (C)

Holed in antiquity and plugged in the late 19th century?

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 n 184; Ex-Sammlung Heynen 1976;Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)

Comes with old tag probably from Heynen or Schürer. Olding tag incorrectly attributed to RIC 420 (different ending to legend)

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection. Heynen was a friend of Reusing's, and at an earlier date had evidently sold or exchanged or given a substantial number of coins to Reusing, this being one of those coins!

Thanks to David Atherton and Curtis Clay for the brief biography and info.
9 commentsJay GT406/06/19 at 23:29Canaan: Great addition, i love the reverse, Congrats!!!
MarsDomit.jpg
RIC 0387 Domitian As97 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Mars advancing left with Victory and trophy

Rome, 85 AD

13.67g

RIC 387 (C)

Holed in antiquity and plugged in the late 19th century?

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 n 184; Ex-Sammlung Heynen 1976;Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)

Comes with old tag probably from Heynen or Schürer. Olding tag incorrectly attributed to RIC 420 (different ending to legend)

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection. Heynen was a friend of Reusing's, and at an earlier date had evidently sold or exchanged or given a substantial number of coins to Reusing, this being one of those coins!

Thanks to David Atherton and Curtis Clay for the brief biography and info.
9 commentsJay GT406/06/19 at 21:39Enodia: Well done!
MarsDomit.jpg
RIC 0387 Domitian As97 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Mars advancing left with Victory and trophy

Rome, 85 AD

13.67g

RIC 387 (C)

Holed in antiquity and plugged in the late 19th century?

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 n 184; Ex-Sammlung Heynen 1976;Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)

Comes with old tag probably from Heynen or Schürer. Olding tag incorrectly attributed to RIC 420 (different ending to legend)

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection. Heynen was a friend of Reusing's, and at an earlier date had evidently sold or exchanged or given a substantial number of coins to Reusing, this being one of those coins!

Thanks to David Atherton and Curtis Clay for the brief biography and info.
9 commentsJay GT406/06/19 at 21:08David Atherton: Awesome provenance!
MarsDomit.jpg
RIC 0387 Domitian As97 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Mars advancing left with Victory and trophy

Rome, 85 AD

13.67g

RIC 387 (C)

Holed in antiquity and plugged in the late 19th century?

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 n 184; Ex-Sammlung Heynen 1976;Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)

Comes with old tag probably from Heynen or Schürer. Olding tag incorrectly attributed to RIC 420 (different ending to legend)

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection. Heynen was a friend of Reusing's, and at an earlier date had evidently sold or exchanged or given a substantial number of coins to Reusing, this being one of those coins!

Thanks to David Atherton and Curtis Clay for the brief biography and info.
9 commentsJay GT406/06/19 at 21:06quadrans: Wow, nice piece..
MarsDomit.jpg
RIC 0387 Domitian As97 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Mars advancing left with Victory and trophy

Rome, 85 AD

13.67g

RIC 387 (C)

Holed in antiquity and plugged in the late 19th century?

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 n 184; Ex-Sammlung Heynen 1976;Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)

Comes with old tag probably from Heynen or Schürer. Olding tag incorrectly attributed to RIC 420 (different ending to legend)

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection. Heynen was a friend of Reusing's, and at an earlier date had evidently sold or exchanged or given a substantial number of coins to Reusing, this being one of those coins!

Thanks to David Atherton and Curtis Clay for the brief biography and info.
9 commentsJay GT406/06/19 at 20:48orfew: I love that reverse. Great catch!
MarsDomit.jpg
RIC 0387 Domitian As97 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Mars advancing left with Victory and trophy

Rome, 85 AD

13.67g

RIC 387 (C)

Holed in antiquity and plugged in the late 19th century?

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 n 184; Ex-Sammlung Heynen 1976;Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)

Comes with old tag probably from Heynen or Schürer. Olding tag incorrectly attributed to RIC 420 (different ending to legend)

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection. Heynen was a friend of Reusing's, and at an earlier date had evidently sold or exchanged or given a substantial number of coins to Reusing, this being one of those coins!

Thanks to David Atherton and Curtis Clay for the brief biography and info.
9 commentsJay GT406/06/19 at 20:47Carausius: Congratulations on this terrific coin and great pr...
Titus_226_Geni.jpg
RIC 0226 Titus As65 viewsIMP T CAES VESP AVG PM TR P COS VIII
Laureate head left

GENI P R; SC IN FIELD
Genius standing left with patera over altar and cornucopiae

Rome, 80-81 AD
11.45g

RIC 226 (R)

Ex-Ebay
3 commentsJay GT406/05/19 at 05:13quadrans: Nice piece..
Titus_226_Geni.jpg
RIC 0226 Titus As65 viewsIMP T CAES VESP AVG PM TR P COS VIII
Laureate head left

GENI P R; SC IN FIELD
Genius standing left with patera over altar and cornucopiae

Rome, 80-81 AD
11.45g

RIC 226 (R)

Ex-Ebay
3 commentsJay GT406/05/19 at 01:16Nemonater: Very cool
Titus_226_Geni.jpg
RIC 0226 Titus As65 viewsIMP T CAES VESP AVG PM TR P COS VIII
Laureate head left

GENI P R; SC IN FIELD
Genius standing left with patera over altar and cornucopiae

Rome, 80-81 AD
11.45g

RIC 226 (R)

Ex-Ebay
3 commentsJay GT406/04/19 at 21:56FlaviusDomitianus: Nice acquisition, congrats!
Secular_Domitian.jpg
RIC 0604 Domitian Denarius71 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

COS XIIII across field; Column inscribed LVD SAEC FEC;
all within laurel wreath

3.09g

Rome; September 14-December 31, 88 AD

RIC 604 (C) Scarce

Ex-Praefectus

Rated as common in RIC but actually quite difficult to find. Beautiful in hand with a nice dark old cabinet toning developing.
5 commentsJay GT405/31/19 at 01:43orfew: Very Nice Jay
AlexanderTet.jpg
Philip III Tetradrachm102 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

7 commentsJay GT405/25/19 at 12:02okidoki: very nice reverse
VespasiantempleVesta.jpg
RIC 0601 Vespasian As179 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS IIII CENS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

VESTA SC
Doomed temple of Vesta in the Forum, showing four columns and containing statue of the goddess on pedestal

Rome 73 AD

9.48g

RIC 601 (R); Sear 2365; BMCRE 664

Rare

Ex-Calgary Coin

This celebrated temple had been rebuilt by Nero following the great fire of 64 AD. The Neronian structure survived until another conflagration late in the reign of Commodus and was again restored early in the 3rd century by Julia Domna. It was again rebuilt in more modern times where it still stands in the Roman Forum to this day.

Die notes from Curtis Clay:

"Same dies, and better condition, than the Paris spec., pl. LVII, 663.

The BM spec., pl. 26.9, also illustrated in RIC, pl. 40, 601, is also from the same rev. die, but a different obv. die.

The BM and Paris specimens of the same As for Titus COS II CENS are also from that same rev. die: BM pl. 27.7 = RIC pl. 42, 640; Paris pl. LIX, 689."
8 commentsJay GT405/25/19 at 07:32Ancient Aussie: This coin is a real catch, I'm envious.
Vespasian_Neptune.jpg
RIC 1555 Vespasian Neptune176 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII.
Laureate bust right.

NEP RED.
Neptune standing left, foot set on globe, holding sceptre and acrostolium.

Antioch mint

3.35g

RIC² 1555(C); RPC 1928

Ex-Ancient Treasures
10 commentsJay GT405/25/19 at 07:29Ancient Aussie: WOW, great coin very muscular Neptune.
Temporum.jpg
Caracalla205 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head of Caracalla right

LAETITIA TEMPORVM
The spina of the Circus Maximus decorated as a ship facing l., with the turning posts at its prow and stern, a sail mounted on the central obelisk, and the spina's other monuments visible in between; above the ship, four quadrigas racing l.; below, seven animals: an ostrich at l. and bear at r.; between them a lion and a lioness chasing a wild ass and a panther attacking a bison.

Rome 206 AD

3.34g

Ex-Londinium coins, Ex Professor K.D. White with original envelope.

Sear 6813, RIC 157, BMCRE 257, CSS 793

Very rare! Only 2 examples in the Reka Devnia hoard

Better in hand

Notes by Curtis Clay:

This famous type commemorates the chariot races and animal hunt that took place on the seventh and final day of Severus' Saecular Games in 204 AD, as described in the inscriptional acts of those games which were found in Rome in the 1870s and 1930s. According to the acts, after three days of sacrifices and three days of honorary stage shows, Severus and Caracalla held circus games on the seventh day, consisting of chariot races and then a hunt of 700 beasts, 100 each of "lions, lionesses, panthers, bears, bisons, wild asses, ostriches". Dio Cassius describes the same hunt, adding the detail that the cage from which the animals were discharged was formed like a boat: "The entire receptacle in the theater had been fashioned in the shape of a boat and was capable of receiving or discharging four hundred beasts at once; and then, as it suddenly fell apart, there came rushing forth bears, lionesses, panthers, lions, ostriches, wild asses, bisons, so that 700 beasts in all, both wild and domesticated, at one and the same time were seen running about and were slaughtered. For to correspond with the duration of the festival, which lasted seven days, the number of the animals was also seven times one hundred." In Dio's text this passage follows directly on his account of Severus' Decennalian Games in 202 AD, causing scholars to accuse Dio of misdating the hunt or to postulate that similar hunts of 700 animals were held both in 202 and in 204. But the true explanation, in my opinion, is that Dio's Byzantine epitimator Xiphilinus, on whom we are dependent for this section of Dio's text, has simply jumped without warning or transition from Dio's description of the Decennalian Games of 202 to his description of the circus spectacle concluding the Saecular Games of 204. This hypothesis easily explains why Dio's text as we have it makes no mention of the Saecular Games themselves or of any event of 203: Xiphilinus omitted this whole section of Dio's history! The seven kinds of animals named by both Dio and the inscriptional acts are also depicted in the coin type: on good specimens, especially the aureus BM pl. 34.4, the ostrich and the bear are clear, the lion has a mane, the ass has long ears, the bison has horns and a hump. Two large felines remain, of which we may suppose that the one accompanying the lion is the lioness and the one attacking the bison is the panther. The animals are named somewhat differently in Cohen, BMC, and other numismatic works: though numismatists have long cited Dio's text to explain the coin type, no one previously seems to have posed the question whether the seven animals in the lower part of the type might not be the same seven that Dio and now the inscriptional acts too name! These circus games with the ship and 700 animals were held in 204 AD, but the coin type commemorating them did not appear until two years later: on aurei of Septimius the type is die linked to a dated type of 206 AD, and for Caracalla the type passes from a draped and cuirassed obverse type on the aureus to the "head only" type on his denarii, a transition that took place in 206 AD according to his dated coins.


SOLD October 2014
10 commentsJay GT405/25/19 at 07:27Ancient Aussie: Absolutely fantastic coin Jay.
Secular_Domitian.jpg
RIC 0604 Domitian Denarius71 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

COS XIIII across field; Column inscribed LVD SAEC FEC;
all within laurel wreath

3.09g

Rome; September 14-December 31, 88 AD

RIC 604 (C) Scarce

Ex-Praefectus

Rated as common in RIC but actually quite difficult to find. Beautiful in hand with a nice dark old cabinet toning developing.
5 commentsJay GT405/24/19 at 11:59David Atherton: Beautifully toned.
Secular_Domitian.jpg
RIC 0604 Domitian Denarius71 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

COS XIIII across field; Column inscribed LVD SAEC FEC;
all within laurel wreath

3.09g

Rome; September 14-December 31, 88 AD

RIC 604 (C) Scarce

Ex-Praefectus

Rated as common in RIC but actually quite difficult to find. Beautiful in hand with a nice dark old cabinet toning developing.
5 commentsJay GT405/24/19 at 08:54Nemonater: Wow, very nice!
Secular_Domitian.jpg
RIC 0604 Domitian Denarius71 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

COS XIIII across field; Column inscribed LVD SAEC FEC;
all within laurel wreath

3.09g

Rome; September 14-December 31, 88 AD

RIC 604 (C) Scarce

Ex-Praefectus

Rated as common in RIC but actually quite difficult to find. Beautiful in hand with a nice dark old cabinet toning developing.
5 commentsJay GT405/24/19 at 00:14Mat: A sweet addition
Secular_Domitian.jpg
RIC 0604 Domitian Denarius71 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

COS XIIII across field; Column inscribed LVD SAEC FEC;
all within laurel wreath

3.09g

Rome; September 14-December 31, 88 AD

RIC 604 (C) Scarce

Ex-Praefectus

Rated as common in RIC but actually quite difficult to find. Beautiful in hand with a nice dark old cabinet toning developing.
5 commentsJay GT405/23/19 at 20:59FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition, glad you got one of these!
Brutus_Koson.jpg
Brutus Gold Stater 183 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

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

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

8.38g

Choice aUNC

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

Ex-ANE, Ex CNG

Clickable for larger image

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

And of course the numiswiki article:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Koson
15 commentsJay GT405/18/19 at 22:28Nemonater: Of the finest style, incredible details!
DivusDupondius.jpg
RIC 0377 Vespasian Dupondius71 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Radiate head right

PAX AVGVST
Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch; SC in field

Rome 80-81 AD

12.18g

RIC 377 (R2) Titus; very rare, only one on coinarchives.

Ex-ANE

Although the issue is undated it was likely struck on the occasion of Vespasian's deification in 80 AD.
8 commentsJay GT405/06/19 at 11:02RL: Very handsome
DivusDupondius.jpg
RIC 0377 Vespasian Dupondius71 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Radiate head right

PAX AVGVST
Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch; SC in field

Rome 80-81 AD

12.18g

RIC 377 (R2) Titus; very rare, only one on coinarchives.

Ex-ANE

Although the issue is undated it was likely struck on the occasion of Vespasian's deification in 80 AD.
8 commentsJay GT405/04/19 at 18:51okidoki: Congrats very nice
DivusDupondius.jpg
RIC 0377 Vespasian Dupondius71 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Radiate head right

PAX AVGVST
Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch; SC in field

Rome 80-81 AD

12.18g

RIC 377 (R2) Titus; very rare, only one on coinarchives.

Ex-ANE

Although the issue is undated it was likely struck on the occasion of Vespasian's deification in 80 AD.
8 commentsJay GT405/04/19 at 09:15FlaviusDomitianus: Awesome rarity indeed! These after deification bro...
DivusDupondius.jpg
RIC 0377 Vespasian Dupondius71 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Radiate head right

PAX AVGVST
Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch; SC in field

Rome 80-81 AD

12.18g

RIC 377 (R2) Titus; very rare, only one on coinarchives.

Ex-ANE

Although the issue is undated it was likely struck on the occasion of Vespasian's deification in 80 AD.
8 commentsJay GT405/04/19 at 00:44Nemonater: I love the green patina!
DivusDupondius.jpg
RIC 0377 Vespasian Dupondius71 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Radiate head right

PAX AVGVST
Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch; SC in field

Rome 80-81 AD

12.18g

RIC 377 (R2) Titus; very rare, only one on coinarchives.

Ex-ANE

Although the issue is undated it was likely struck on the occasion of Vespasian's deification in 80 AD.
8 commentsJay GT405/04/19 at 00:14Enodia: "Take the ballista, leave the cannoli". ...
DivusDupondius.jpg
RIC 0377 Vespasian Dupondius71 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Radiate head right

PAX AVGVST
Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch; SC in field

Rome 80-81 AD

12.18g

RIC 377 (R2) Titus; very rare, only one on coinarchives.

Ex-ANE

Although the issue is undated it was likely struck on the occasion of Vespasian's deification in 80 AD.
8 commentsJay GT405/03/19 at 23:59Mat:
DivusDupondius.jpg
RIC 0377 Vespasian Dupondius71 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Radiate head right

PAX AVGVST
Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch; SC in field

Rome 80-81 AD

12.18g

RIC 377 (R2) Titus; very rare, only one on coinarchives.

Ex-ANE

Although the issue is undated it was likely struck on the occasion of Vespasian's deification in 80 AD.
8 commentsJay GT405/03/19 at 23:57David Atherton: Fantastic rarity!
DivusDupondius.jpg
RIC 0377 Vespasian Dupondius71 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Radiate head right

PAX AVGVST
Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch; SC in field

Rome 80-81 AD

12.18g

RIC 377 (R2) Titus; very rare, only one on coinarchives.

Ex-ANE

Although the issue is undated it was likely struck on the occasion of Vespasian's deification in 80 AD.
8 commentsJay GT405/03/19 at 23:55quadrans: Nice piece..
AlexanderTet.jpg
Philip III Tetradrachm102 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

7 commentsJay GT404/14/19 at 14:22Mark R1: What is the KY stand for? Is that the die artist’s...
Brutus_Koson.jpg
Brutus Gold Stater 183 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

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

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

8.38g

Choice aUNC

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

Ex-ANE, Ex CNG

Clickable for larger image

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

And of course the numiswiki article:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Koson
15 commentsJay GT404/12/19 at 06:20Ancient Aussie: Absolutely fantastic coin Jay.
Brettiantrophy.jpg
The Bretti Æ Didrachm50 viewsHead of Ares left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a griffin; grain ear below.

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Nike standing left, placing wreath on trophy to left and cradling palm in her left arm; caduceus between.

Bruttium, 214-211 BC

11.72g

SNG ANS 34. HN Italy 1975; Scheu 6

Rare with caduceus


Ex-Artemide Kunstauktionen e-Live auction 7 lot 48
3 commentsJay GT404/11/19 at 18:16Enodia: Cool coin. I like the helmet and griffin, and a ni...
Brettiantrophy.jpg
The Bretti Æ Didrachm50 viewsHead of Ares left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a griffin; grain ear below.

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Nike standing left, placing wreath on trophy to left and cradling palm in her left arm; caduceus between.

Bruttium, 214-211 BC

11.72g

SNG ANS 34. HN Italy 1975; Scheu 6

Rare with caduceus


Ex-Artemide Kunstauktionen e-Live auction 7 lot 48
3 commentsJay GT404/10/19 at 18:01quadrans: Nice piece..
AlexanderTet.jpg
Philip III Tetradrachm102 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

7 commentsJay GT404/10/19 at 18:01quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
Taras_didrachm.jpg
Taras didrachm75 viewsHorseman riding left, holding shield and bridle.

Taras seated on dolphin left TAPAΣ beneath.

Tarentum, Calabria 390-385 BC

7.40g

Scarce

Vlasto 384, Period III, 380-345 BC (Age of Archytas); ; Fischer-Bossert 428, gives date of 390-380 and corresponds to SNG ANS 901.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-Alberta Coin;

Tarentum, the only Spartan colony ever to be established, was founded in 706 BC by the Partheniae - Spartan children born to unmarried women as a product of Spartan desperation to ensure the survival and continuation of their demographic during the bloody Messenian wars, who were later disowned and expelled by the state - and Perioeci (subjects, but not citizens of Sparta), under the leadership of the Parthenian Phalanthos. According to legend, Phalanthos consulted the oracle at Delphi, and was told that he should found his new city 'where rain fell from a clear sky'. After much searching, and despairing of finding a suitable location for a city, Phalanthos was consoled by his wife Aethra who laid his head in her lap, and as her tears splashed upon his forehead he understood the oracle's words for his wife's name itself meant 'clear sky', and thus he determined to make the nearby harbour the site of their new home, which they named after Taras, the son of Poseidon and the nymph Satyrion.
4 commentsJay GT404/10/19 at 13:42Mark R1: Like it!
Brettiantrophy.jpg
The Bretti Æ Didrachm50 viewsHead of Ares left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a griffin; grain ear below.

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Nike standing left, placing wreath on trophy to left and cradling palm in her left arm; caduceus between.

Bruttium, 214-211 BC

11.72g

SNG ANS 34. HN Italy 1975; Scheu 6

Rare with caduceus


Ex-Artemide Kunstauktionen e-Live auction 7 lot 48
3 commentsJay GT404/10/19 at 12:31shanxi: nice example
AlexanderTet.jpg
Philip III Tetradrachm102 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

7 commentsJay GT404/10/19 at 00:49David Atherton: Beautiful!
AlexanderTet.jpg
Philip III Tetradrachm102 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

7 commentsJay GT404/09/19 at 21:04FlaviusDomitianus: Great coin, lovely toning!
AlexanderTet.jpg
Philip III Tetradrachm102 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

7 commentsJay GT404/09/19 at 20:11Nemonater: Really nice portrait and awesome reverse!
AlexanderTet.jpg
Philip III Tetradrachm102 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

7 commentsJay GT404/09/19 at 19:54Grant H: love the Helios head
Domitian_IMP_XIIII.jpg
RIC 0573 Domitian Denarius62 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

Rome, January 1-September 13, 88 AD

3.17g

RIC 573 (R2)

Ex-Cameleon coin e-bay

A rare variant with GERMAN on the obverse legend rather than the common GERM.
4 commentsJay GT403/28/19 at 07:12Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian50 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/28/19 at 07:12Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
Domitian_IMP_XIIII.jpg
RIC 0573 Domitian Denarius62 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

Rome, January 1-September 13, 88 AD

3.17g

RIC 573 (R2)

Ex-Cameleon coin e-bay

A rare variant with GERMAN on the obverse legend rather than the common GERM.
4 commentsJay GT403/23/19 at 17:23FlaviusDomitianus: Great coin, lovely toning!
Domitian_IMP_XIIII.jpg
RIC 0573 Domitian Denarius62 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

Rome, January 1-September 13, 88 AD

3.17g

RIC 573 (R2)

Ex-Cameleon coin e-bay

A rare variant with GERMAN on the obverse legend rather than the common GERM.
4 commentsJay GT403/22/19 at 22:48orfew: A real beauty congrats!
Domitian_IMP_XIIII.jpg
RIC 0573 Domitian Denarius62 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

Rome, January 1-September 13, 88 AD

3.17g

RIC 573 (R2)

Ex-Cameleon coin e-bay

A rare variant with GERMAN on the obverse legend rather than the common GERM.
4 commentsJay GT403/22/19 at 22:26David Atherton: Fantastic! Beautifully toned too.
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian50 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/20/19 at 08:39Barnaba6: beautiful!
DivusVespasian.jpg
RIC 0357 Vespasian denarius 45 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
laureate head of Vespasian right

SC on circular shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below

Rome 80 AD

RIC 357 (C2);Sear 2569

19mm 3.4g

Ex-Incitatus

Issued by Titus in honour of his father Divus Vespasian
2 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 18:08Robin Ayers: wonderful coin, I love the capricorns!
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian50 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 18:07Robin Ayers: what a fantastic portrait!
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian50 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 14:57laney: Wonderful portrait
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian50 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 09:05FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice example, congrats!
DivusVespasian.jpg
RIC 0357 Vespasian denarius 45 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
laureate head of Vespasian right

SC on circular shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below

Rome 80 AD

RIC 357 (C2);Sear 2569

19mm 3.4g

Ex-Incitatus

Issued by Titus in honour of his father Divus Vespasian
2 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 06:06quadrans: I love this type
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian50 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 06:05quadrans: Great piece
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian50 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 05:25Canaan: Very nice sharp bust
DomitianSCAntioch.jpg
RIC 1579 Domitian50 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 02:33David Atherton: Beautiful.
halfshekel.jpg
Tyre half shekel62 viewsLaureate bust of Melkart right

ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable)
Eagle standing left on prow; palm over shoulder, club to the left, flanked by date LM (40) and monogram ΔP to the right.

Tyre; Year 40= 87/86 BC
6.98g

Sear 5921; BMC 225

Ex-HJB Buy or Bid Sale 206, lot 103 (Nov 15, 2018); Ex-Calgary Coin

Removed from NGC holder prior to HJB.
NGC graded Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5; NGC 4278263-010

According to the Mosaic law, every year, Jewish males over the age of 20, paid a half shekel tax in silver to the Temple in Jerusalem. Mention of this tax can be found in the Bible at Exodus 30:15 Of course, at the time of writing there were no coins in circulation and this tax was paid by weight in silver. By the 1st century BC the tax was paid in either the Tyrian shekel (enough for two people) or half-shekel (for himself). The Jewish Talmud required the tax to be paid with a coin of high purity silver. The only ones that conformed to this high standard were the 94% pure silver Tyrian shekels. Even though these coins depict images of Melkart (Phoenician Hercules) and an eagle, they were still accepted at the temple because of the silver content.
4 commentsJay GT403/03/19 at 03:16Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
LEGIIII~0.jpg
Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG IIII177 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
galley r. mast with banners at prow

LEG IIII
legionary eagle between two standards

3.04g

Patrae mint 32-31BC

Sear Imperator's 353; Crawford 544/16; Cohen 29

Ex-Calgary Coin

VERY RARE

This type with LEG IIII rather than LEG IV is quite rare. No examples were found in the Delos Hoard of 1905. Missing from RBW collection.
Only 3 examples ever offered by CNG.
1 commentsJay GT402/27/19 at 20:52Droger: Nice coin !
halfshekel.jpg
Tyre half shekel62 viewsLaureate bust of Melkart right

ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable)
Eagle standing left on prow; palm over shoulder, club to the left, flanked by date LM (40) and monogram ΔP to the right.

Tyre; Year 40= 87/86 BC
6.98g

Sear 5921; BMC 225

Ex-HJB Buy or Bid Sale 206, lot 103 (Nov 15, 2018); Ex-Calgary Coin

Removed from NGC holder prior to HJB.
NGC graded Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5; NGC 4278263-010

According to the Mosaic law, every year, Jewish males over the age of 20, paid a half shekel tax in silver to the Temple in Jerusalem. Mention of this tax can be found in the Bible at Exodus 30:15 Of course, at the time of writing there were no coins in circulation and this tax was paid by weight in silver. By the 1st century BC the tax was paid in either the Tyrian shekel (enough for two people) or half-shekel (for himself). The Jewish Talmud required the tax to be paid with a coin of high purity silver. The only ones that conformed to this high standard were the 94% pure silver Tyrian shekels. Even though these coins depict images of Melkart (Phoenician Hercules) and an eagle, they were still accepted at the temple because of the silver content.
4 commentsJay GT402/24/19 at 19:20Enodia: A nice example, especially under the circumstances...
halfshekel.jpg
Tyre half shekel62 viewsLaureate bust of Melkart right

ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable)
Eagle standing left on prow; palm over shoulder, club to the left, flanked by date LM (40) and monogram ΔP to the right.

Tyre; Year 40= 87/86 BC
6.98g

Sear 5921; BMC 225

Ex-HJB Buy or Bid Sale 206, lot 103 (Nov 15, 2018); Ex-Calgary Coin

Removed from NGC holder prior to HJB.
NGC graded Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5; NGC 4278263-010

According to the Mosaic law, every year, Jewish males over the age of 20, paid a half shekel tax in silver to the Temple in Jerusalem. Mention of this tax can be found in the Bible at Exodus 30:15 Of course, at the time of writing there were no coins in circulation and this tax was paid by weight in silver. By the 1st century BC the tax was paid in either the Tyrian shekel (enough for two people) or half-shekel (for himself). The Jewish Talmud required the tax to be paid with a coin of high purity silver. The only ones that conformed to this high standard were the 94% pure silver Tyrian shekels. Even though these coins depict images of Melkart (Phoenician Hercules) and an eagle, they were still accepted at the temple because of the silver content.
4 commentsJay GT402/24/19 at 19:01quadrans: Ohh, Jay this one is great
halfshekel.jpg
Tyre half shekel62 viewsLaureate bust of Melkart right

ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable)
Eagle standing left on prow; palm over shoulder, club to the left, flanked by date LM (40) and monogram ΔP to the right.

Tyre; Year 40= 87/86 BC
6.98g

Sear 5921; BMC 225

Ex-HJB Buy or Bid Sale 206, lot 103 (Nov 15, 2018); Ex-Calgary Coin

Removed from NGC holder prior to HJB.
NGC graded Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5; NGC 4278263-010

According to the Mosaic law, every year, Jewish males over the age of 20, paid a half shekel tax in silver to the Temple in Jerusalem. Mention of this tax can be found in the Bible at Exodus 30:15 Of course, at the time of writing there were no coins in circulation and this tax was paid by weight in silver. By the 1st century BC the tax was paid in either the Tyrian shekel (enough for two people) or half-shekel (for himself). The Jewish Talmud required the tax to be paid with a coin of high purity silver. The only ones that conformed to this high standard were the 94% pure silver Tyrian shekels. Even though these coins depict images of Melkart (Phoenician Hercules) and an eagle, they were still accepted at the temple because of the silver content.
4 commentsJay GT402/24/19 at 18:56Nemonater: Nice!
cleopatraVII.jpg
Cleopatra VII hemiobol27 viewsLaureate head of Zeus

Statue of Zeus Salaminos standing, holding stalks of grain, star above


Paphos mint c. 35 BC

3.15g

Nicolaou, Paphos II, 469-509; Cox, Exc. at Curium 128; Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage ch. 11, 35

Notes from Forum:

While not noted in Svoronos, this type is fairly common on Cyprus and many have been found in the excavations at Neopaphos. The lack of a central depression indicates they were struck after 96 B.C. Recent Cypriot numismatic publications date them to the time when Cleopatra VII of Egypt was the ruler of the island


Sold Forum Auction March 2019
1 commentsJay GT402/22/19 at 17:59quadrans: Interesting piece..
Lucius_Verus_sestertius.jpg
Lucius Verus Sestertius47 viewsL VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Laureate head of Lucius Verus right

TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II SC
Victory standing right holding palm in right hand and shield inscribed VIC PAR

Rome 166 AD

21.73g

Sear 5384 RIC 1456

Ex-ANE

Sold Forum Auction June 2019
3 commentsJay GT402/22/19 at 14:09Tanit: great coin
HerculesDiobol.jpg
Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol45 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 20:39Grant H: love the hippocamp
Lucius_Verus_sestertius.jpg
Lucius Verus Sestertius47 viewsL VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Laureate head of Lucius Verus right

TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II SC
Victory standing right holding palm in right hand and shield inscribed VIC PAR

Rome 166 AD

21.73g

Sear 5384 RIC 1456

Ex-ANE

Sold Forum Auction June 2019
3 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 17:18quadrans: Great piece
Lucius_Verus_sestertius.jpg
Lucius Verus Sestertius47 viewsL VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Laureate head of Lucius Verus right

TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II SC
Victory standing right holding palm in right hand and shield inscribed VIC PAR

Rome 166 AD

21.73g

Sear 5384 RIC 1456

Ex-ANE

Sold Forum Auction June 2019
3 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 17:15shanxi: very nice
HerculesDiobol.jpg
Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol45 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 16:57quadrans: Nice piece..
HerculesDiobol.jpg
Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol45 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 16:34Jay GT4: You are correct Pekka. Looks like HN Italy 1360?
HerculesDiobol.jpg
Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol45 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 16:22Pekka K: Does not look Skylla on helmet, Maybe Heracleia HN...
HerculesDiobol.jpg
Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol45 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 16:15Mat: Nice, love the patina
Dolphindidrachm.jpg
Punic occupation half shekel73 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 04:43Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
Dolphindidrachm.jpg
Punic occupation half shekel73 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/18/19 at 05:38Canaan: very.nice
Dolphindidrachm.jpg
Punic occupation half shekel73 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/17/19 at 18:10Enodia: Nice style for these.
Dolphindidrachm.jpg
Punic occupation half shekel73 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/17/19 at 13:06maridvnvm: What is left is very attractive.
Tarentumobol.jpg
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol70 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
9 commentsJay GT402/17/19 at 11:18Leo: nice and cool!
Dolphindidrachm.jpg
Punic occupation half shekel73 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/17/19 at 11:06Leo: Good detail on two sides!
Dolphindidrachm.jpg
Punic occupation half shekel73 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/17/19 at 10:04Grant H: love the horse
Dolphindidrachm.jpg
Punic occupation half shekel73 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/16/19 at 21:54Steve P: winna-winna
Dolphindidrachm.jpg
Punic occupation half shekel73 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/16/19 at 21:51quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
DomitianTRPIIII.jpg
RIC 0338 Domitian denarius57 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/16/19 at 00:41Nemonater: Sweet
DomitianTRPIIII.jpg
RIC 0338 Domitian denarius57 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/15/19 at 19:30FlaviusDomitianus: Nice find, congrats!
DomitianTRPIIII.jpg
RIC 0338 Domitian denarius57 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/15/19 at 18:06quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
DomitianTRPIIII.jpg
RIC 0338 Domitian denarius57 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/15/19 at 16:43Steve P: Cha-ching!
DomitianTRPIIII.jpg
RIC 0338 Domitian denarius57 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/15/19 at 15:39orfew: Nice catch
DomitianTRPIIII.jpg
RIC 0338 Domitian denarius57 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/15/19 at 15:38Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius72 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
8 commentsJay GT402/14/19 at 23:32Robin Ayers: Fantastic photo and coin!
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius72 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
8 commentsJay GT402/14/19 at 10:53*Alex: What a difference. New photo shows what a great co...
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius72 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
8 commentsJay GT402/14/19 at 07:48FlaviusDomitianus: Great improvement!
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius72 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
8 commentsJay GT402/14/19 at 05:35quadrans: Great coin , and details,
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius72 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
8 commentsJay GT402/14/19 at 03:40David Atherton: Superb style.
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius72 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
8 commentsJay GT402/13/19 at 22:36Mat: Very nice
DSC00194.jpg
RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius72 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
8 commentsJay GT402/13/19 at 22:11Nemonater: It was great before, even better with the new pict...
Octopus_Litra.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 120 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
9 commentsJay GT402/10/19 at 16:27Nemonater: It’s okay.
Octopus_fraction2.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse94 viewsΣVRA
Head of Arethusa right

Octopus; 3 Pellets around

0.21g

466-405 BC
Second Democracy

Very rare denomination AR tetronkion
Unlisted?

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT402/10/19 at 16:26Nemonater: Incredible! Great photograph of a tiny coin too!
Tiberius2.jpg
Tiberius tribute penny43 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

PONTIF MAXIM
Livia seated right holding scepter and branch, legs on char ornamented, feet on footstool

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.14g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Numismatica Prados

Sold to Calgary Coin Feb 2019
1 commentsJay GT402/05/19 at 20:41quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
Octopus_Litra.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 120 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
9 commentsJay GT402/05/19 at 02:31Robin Ayers: that is one fantastic octopus!
Octopus_fraction2.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse94 viewsΣVRA
Head of Arethusa right

Octopus; 3 Pellets around

0.21g

466-405 BC
Second Democracy

Very rare denomination AR tetronkion
Unlisted?

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT402/05/19 at 02:30Robin Ayers: beautfiul! I absolutely love this reverse- its goi...
VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius70 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/02/19 at 08:58quadrans: Nice piece..
VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius70 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/01/19 at 20:25okidoki: Congrats Jay
VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius70 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/01/19 at 18:50FlaviusDomitianus: Great find, congrats!
VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius70 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/01/19 at 18:36Enodia: Nice find!
VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius70 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/01/19 at 18:32Nemonater: Cool!
VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius70 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/01/19 at 17:45orfew: Nice catch Jay
VespasianOmint.jpg
RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius70 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/01/19 at 17:05shanxi: Congratulations
Augustus_Eagle~0.jpg
Augustus Æ As by Tiberius58 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiate head left.

SC
Eagle standing on globe, head right., wings half spread

Rome, c. AD 34-37

11.95g

Minted under Tiberius

RIC 82; Cohen 247; BMC 155

Ex-Indalo colecciones

4 commentsJay GT401/30/19 at 02:07Steve P: Sweet, sweet, sweet! (congrats)
Augustus_Eagle~0.jpg
Augustus Æ As by Tiberius58 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiate head left.

SC
Eagle standing on globe, head right., wings half spread

Rome, c. AD 34-37

11.95g

Minted under Tiberius

RIC 82; Cohen 247; BMC 155

Ex-Indalo colecciones

4 commentsJay GT401/29/19 at 22:50Mat: Nice bronze!
Augustus_Eagle~0.jpg
Augustus Æ As by Tiberius58 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiate head left.

SC
Eagle standing on globe, head right., wings half spread

Rome, c. AD 34-37

11.95g

Minted under Tiberius

RIC 82; Cohen 247; BMC 155

Ex-Indalo colecciones

4 commentsJay GT401/29/19 at 21:57orfew: Nice catch Jay
Augustus_Eagle~0.jpg
Augustus Æ As by Tiberius58 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiate head left.

SC
Eagle standing on globe, head right., wings half spread

Rome, c. AD 34-37

11.95g

Minted under Tiberius

RIC 82; Cohen 247; BMC 155

Ex-Indalo colecciones

4 commentsJay GT401/29/19 at 20:34quadrans: Nice piece..
Blasio.jpg
P. Cornelius P.f. Blasio 51 viewsLaureate head of Janus; above I

P BLAS above, ROMA in exergue
Prow of galley right; before I

Rome, 169-158 BC

33mm, 29.27g

Crawford 189/1; Sydenham 370; BMCRR 788

A duplicate from the RBW collection of Roman Republican Coins;
Ex-Peus 330 (April 26, 1991) lot 644;
Ex-DM collection;
Ex-Calgary coin
3 commentsJay GT401/27/19 at 09:38quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
Blasio.jpg
P. Cornelius P.f. Blasio 51 viewsLaureate head of Janus; above I

P BLAS above, ROMA in exergue
Prow of galley right; before I

Rome, 169-158 BC

33mm, 29.27g

Crawford 189/1; Sydenham 370; BMCRR 788

A duplicate from the RBW collection of Roman Republican Coins;
Ex-Peus 330 (April 26, 1991) lot 644;
Ex-DM collection;
Ex-Calgary coin
3 commentsJay GT401/27/19 at 03:24n.igma: Nice one! Congrats!
Blasio.jpg
P. Cornelius P.f. Blasio 51 viewsLaureate head of Janus; above I

P BLAS above, ROMA in exergue
Prow of galley right; before I

Rome, 169-158 BC

33mm, 29.27g

Crawford 189/1; Sydenham 370; BMCRR 788

A duplicate from the RBW collection of Roman Republican Coins;
Ex-Peus 330 (April 26, 1991) lot 644;
Ex-DM collection;
Ex-Calgary coin
3 commentsJay GT401/27/19 at 00:54Enodia: It's freekin' HUUUGE! Pretty cool coin Ja...
AntonyOctaviaTetra.jpg
Antony & Octavia tetradrachm114 viewsM ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT
Conjoined heads of Antony and Octavia right, Antony wearing an ivy wreath

VIR RPC
Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus and thyrsus on cista mystica flanked by two interlaced snakes

Ephesus, summer-autumn 39 BC

11.22g

Imperators 263, RPC 2202, Babelon Antonia 61, Syndenham 1198, BMCRR east 135

Punch mark on the obverse protrudes onto the reverse

Ex-Numisantique

This series of Cistophori from Asia commemorates the marriage of Antony and Octavia and celebrate's Antony's divine status in the east as the "New Dionysus" which was bestowed on him when he arrived in Ephesus in 41 BC. Antony's titulature of "Imperator and Consul designate for the second and third times" fixes the period of issue to the latter part of 39 BC after the Pact of Misenum in July and before Antony's second Imperatorial acclamation in the winter of 39-38BC
7 commentsJay GT401/24/19 at 03:41PMah: I have not seen this type with a punch. Interesti...
Tiberius~0.jpg
Tiberius tribute penny77 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

PONTIF MAXIM
Livia seated right holding scepter and branch, legs on char ornamented, feet on footstool

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.49g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Ebay amarso66

Sold!
5 commentsJay GT401/24/19 at 03:37PMah: Interest "big head" specimen.
Tiberius~0.jpg
Tiberius tribute penny77 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

PONTIF MAXIM
Livia seated right holding scepter and branch, legs on char ornamented, feet on footstool

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.49g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Ebay amarso66

Sold!
5 commentsJay GT401/17/19 at 18:33quadrans: Nice one
Tiberius~0.jpg
Tiberius tribute penny77 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

PONTIF MAXIM
Livia seated right holding scepter and branch, legs on char ornamented, feet on footstool

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.49g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Ebay amarso66

Sold!
5 commentsJay GT401/17/19 at 09:16FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition.
Tiberius~0.jpg
Tiberius tribute penny77 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

PONTIF MAXIM
Livia seated right holding scepter and branch, legs on char ornamented, feet on footstool

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.49g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Ebay amarso66

Sold!
5 commentsJay GT401/16/19 at 20:39okidoki: Nice Jay
Tiberius~0.jpg
Tiberius tribute penny77 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

PONTIF MAXIM
Livia seated right holding scepter and branch, legs on char ornamented, feet on footstool

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.49g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Ebay amarso66

Sold!
5 commentsJay GT401/16/19 at 20:37orfew: Nice portrait
Brettian.jpg
Bruttium; the Bretti38 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right, at left thunderbolt

BPETTIΩN
Warrior standing right, holding shield and spear, below bunch of grapes.

Bruttium, circa 211-208 BC.

8.51g

HN Italy 1988; SNG ANS 106.

Scarce
2 commentsJay GT401/15/19 at 15:50Steve P: Awesome ... congrats
Brettian.jpg
Bruttium; the Bretti38 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right, at left thunderbolt

BPETTIΩN
Warrior standing right, holding shield and spear, below bunch of grapes.

Bruttium, circa 211-208 BC.

8.51g

HN Italy 1988; SNG ANS 106.

Scarce
2 commentsJay GT401/15/19 at 05:25quadrans: Nice piece..
VESPAVG.jpg
RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius76 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak) this coin, footnote in the upcoming RIC II addenda ; RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT401/12/19 at 20:47okidoki: excellent BOT?
VESPAVG.jpg
RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius76 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak) this coin, footnote in the upcoming RIC II addenda ; RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT401/11/19 at 17:39NORMAN K: very nice great detail
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT412/29/18 at 09:49Harry G: Amazing coin in great condition! Congrats!
VESPAVG.jpg
RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius76 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak) this coin, footnote in the upcoming RIC II addenda ; RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT412/29/18 at 09:45Harry G: Nice unusual coin - never seen a similar one befor...
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius67 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 16:44labienus: Very nice find, Jay
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius67 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 15:25Randygeki(h2): Cool find
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius67 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 12:35David Atherton: Glad you got one!
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius67 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 11:26FlaviusDomitianus: Great find, congrats!
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius67 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 04:33Canaan: Very nice rarity congrats
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius67 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 00:52Enodia: Nice one! A more sensitive portrait than the usual...
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius67 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/27/18 at 23:04Mat: A pleasing addition
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius67 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/27/18 at 22:36quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
Hadrianden.jpg
91 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate head of Hadrian right

FORTVNA AVG
Fortuna stg left holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae

Rome 134 AD

3.07g

Sear 3494
RIC 244

Sold Forum Auction April 2016
1 commentsJay GT412/27/18 at 13:19okidoki: Nice Hadrian
VespasiantempleVesta.jpg
RIC 0601 Vespasian As179 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS IIII CENS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

VESTA SC
Doomed temple of Vesta in the Forum, showing four columns and containing statue of the goddess on pedestal

Rome 73 AD

9.48g

RIC 601 (R); Sear 2365; BMCRE 664

Rare

Ex-Calgary Coin

This celebrated temple had been rebuilt by Nero following the great fire of 64 AD. The Neronian structure survived until another conflagration late in the reign of Commodus and was again restored early in the 3rd century by Julia Domna. It was again rebuilt in more modern times where it still stands in the Roman Forum to this day.

Die notes from Curtis Clay:

"Same dies, and better condition, than the Paris spec., pl. LVII, 663.

The BM spec., pl. 26.9, also illustrated in RIC, pl. 40, 601, is also from the same rev. die, but a different obv. die.

The BM and Paris specimens of the same As for Titus COS II CENS are also from that same rev. die: BM pl. 27.7 = RIC pl. 42, 640; Paris pl. LIX, 689."
8 commentsJay GT412/24/18 at 16:08FlaviusDomitianus: Great reverse, the details of the roof edge can be...
VESPAVG.jpg
RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius76 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak) this coin, footnote in the upcoming RIC II addenda ; RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT412/14/18 at 18:54FlaviusDomitianus: Impressive portrait!
VESPAVG.jpg
RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius76 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak) this coin, footnote in the upcoming RIC II addenda ; RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT412/14/18 at 18:27Enodia: Nice, sharp coin!
VESPAVG.jpg
RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius76 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak) this coin, footnote in the upcoming RIC II addenda ; RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT412/14/18 at 18:19Nemonater: Amazing portrait!
VESPAVG.jpg
RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius76 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak) this coin, footnote in the upcoming RIC II addenda ; RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT412/14/18 at 18:05quadrans: Great coin , and details,
VESPAVG.jpg
RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius76 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak) this coin, footnote in the upcoming RIC II addenda ; RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT412/14/18 at 17:59shanxi: wow, what a portrait
VESPAVG.jpg
RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius76 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak) this coin, footnote in the upcoming RIC II addenda ; RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT412/14/18 at 17:38Canaan: that is a great coin!!!!
DomitianIMPXI.jpg
RIC 0429 Domitian Denarius76 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
laureate head right.

IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P
Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at feet to right.

Rome, 86 AD
3.4g

RIC II 429 (C).

Ex-Coast to Coast coins 2006; Ex-Ancient & Medieval Coins Canada Auction 1, Lot 175
8 commentsJay GT412/13/18 at 23:12David Atherton: This coin should reads as follows: TR P V• IMP XI ...
DomitianIMPXI.jpg
RIC 0429 Domitian Denarius76 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
laureate head right.

IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P
Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at feet to right.

Rome, 86 AD
3.4g

RIC II 429 (C).

Ex-Coast to Coast coins 2006; Ex-Ancient & Medieval Coins Canada Auction 1, Lot 175
8 commentsJay GT412/12/18 at 13:17Jay GT4: On second look maybe not IMP XI
DomitianIMPXI.jpg
RIC 0429 Domitian Denarius76 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
laureate head right.

IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P
Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at feet to right.

Rome, 86 AD
3.4g

RIC II 429 (C).

Ex-Coast to Coast coins 2006; Ex-Ancient & Medieval Coins Canada Auction 1, Lot 175
8 commentsJay GT412/12/18 at 02:13David Atherton: After looking at your coin again, it appears to be...
DomitianIMPXI.jpg
RIC 0429 Domitian Denarius76 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
laureate head right.

IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P
Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at feet to right.

Rome, 86 AD
3.4g

RIC II 429 (C).

Ex-Coast to Coast coins 2006; Ex-Ancient & Medieval Coins Canada Auction 1, Lot 175
8 commentsJay GT412/11/18 at 14:40okidoki: Nice Jay nice picturing
DomitianIMPXI.jpg
RIC 0429 Domitian Denarius76 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
laureate head right.

IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P
Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at feet to right.

Rome, 86 AD
3.4g

RIC II 429 (C).

Ex-Coast to Coast coins 2006; Ex-Ancient & Medieval Coins Canada Auction 1, Lot 175
8 commentsJay GT412/11/18 at 07:19shanxi: Minerva with thunderbolt Never seen this ...
DomitianIMPXI.jpg
RIC 0429 Domitian Denarius76 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
laureate head right.

IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P
Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at feet to right.

Rome, 86 AD
3.4g

RIC II 429 (C).

Ex-Coast to Coast coins 2006; Ex-Ancient & Medieval Coins Canada Auction 1, Lot 175
8 commentsJay GT412/11/18 at 05:53Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
DomitianIMPXI.jpg
RIC 0429 Domitian Denarius76 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
laureate head right.

IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P
Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at feet to right.

Rome, 86 AD
3.4g

RIC II 429 (C).

Ex-Coast to Coast coins 2006; Ex-Ancient & Medieval Coins Canada Auction 1, Lot 175
8 commentsJay GT412/11/18 at 05:04quadrans: Good find...
DomitianIMPXI.jpg
RIC 0429 Domitian Denarius76 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
laureate head right.

IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P
Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at feet to right.

Rome, 86 AD
3.4g

RIC II 429 (C).

Ex-Coast to Coast coins 2006; Ex-Ancient & Medieval Coins Canada Auction 1, Lot 175
8 commentsJay GT412/11/18 at 04:31David Atherton: Better than my chipped example. Congrats!
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT412/09/18 at 04:31Stkp: fantastic
Rhegium.jpg
Bruttium Rhegium Æ 2355 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios right

ΡHΓINΩN
Hygieia standing left, holding serpent; III to left

Rhegium, 203-150 BC

6.28g Æ 23

(R2) Very rare

HN Italy 2560; SNG ANS 786-8, MIAMG.3645

Ex-American Rarities (Boulder); Ex-Ebay

4 commentsJay GT412/06/18 at 06:23okidoki: very nice
Rhegium.jpg
Bruttium Rhegium Æ 2355 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios right

ΡHΓINΩN
Hygieia standing left, holding serpent; III to left

Rhegium, 203-150 BC

6.28g Æ 23

(R2) Very rare

HN Italy 2560; SNG ANS 786-8, MIAMG.3645

Ex-American Rarities (Boulder); Ex-Ebay

4 commentsJay GT412/06/18 at 06:07Enodia: Nice find!
Rhegium.jpg
Bruttium Rhegium Æ 2355 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios right

ΡHΓINΩN
Hygieia standing left, holding serpent; III to left

Rhegium, 203-150 BC

6.28g Æ 23

(R2) Very rare

HN Italy 2560; SNG ANS 786-8, MIAMG.3645

Ex-American Rarities (Boulder); Ex-Ebay

4 commentsJay GT412/06/18 at 05:58quadrans: Great piece ...
Rhegium.jpg
Bruttium Rhegium Æ 2355 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios right

ΡHΓINΩN
Hygieia standing left, holding serpent; III to left

Rhegium, 203-150 BC

6.28g Æ 23

(R2) Very rare

HN Italy 2560; SNG ANS 786-8, MIAMG.3645

Ex-American Rarities (Boulder); Ex-Ebay

4 commentsJay GT412/06/18 at 03:52Carausius: Great! Congratulations.
Domitian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 95 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
11 commentsJay GT411/29/18 at 17:41okidoki: wonderful Joe, must be one of you best coin
Domitian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 95 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
11 commentsJay GT411/13/18 at 12:32NORMAN K: great coin.
Domitian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 95 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
11 commentsJay GT411/10/18 at 22:46David Atherton: Nice toning and excellent portrait!
Domitian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 95 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
11 commentsJay GT411/10/18 at 22:30Randygeki(h2): Greatt addition
Domitian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 95 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
11 commentsJay GT411/10/18 at 16:01*Alex: Nice coin. Great eagle and lovely tone.
Domitian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 95 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
11 commentsJay GT411/10/18 at 15:48Canaan: great addition!!
Domitian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 95 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
11 commentsJay GT411/10/18 at 15:33Carausius: Lovely coin, Jay! Congratulations.
Domitian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 95 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
11 commentsJay GT411/10/18 at 15:28FlaviusDomitianus: Very attractive toning, great addition.
Domitian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 95 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
11 commentsJay GT411/10/18 at 15:27Mat: A great addition
Domitian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 95 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
11 commentsJay GT411/10/18 at 15:15Nemonater: Awesome type, great toning!
Domitian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 95 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
11 commentsJay GT411/10/18 at 15:09quadrans: Great coin , and details,
VespMars.jpg
RIC 0247 Vespasian sestertius108 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVF TR P P P COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

SC in field
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy

Rome, 71 AD

26.95g

RIC 247 (C2)

Kraay counted 12 reverse dies used for this obverse type.

Ex-CNG; Ex-Calgary Coin

Some old cleaning scratches in fields
9 commentsJay GT411/09/18 at 02:53Randygeki(h2): Nice!
Domitianshewolf.jpg
RIC 0961 Domitian denarius83 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head of Domitian right

COS V
Wolf and twins; in exergue boat

Rome, 77-78 AD

3.45g

RIC 961 (C2)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT410/29/18 at 05:29Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
Domitianshewolf.jpg
RIC 0961 Domitian denarius83 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head of Domitian right

COS V
Wolf and twins; in exergue boat

Rome, 77-78 AD

3.45g

RIC 961 (C2)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT410/28/18 at 17:57okidoki: very nice
VespMars.jpg
RIC 0247 Vespasian sestertius108 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVF TR P P P COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

SC in field
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy

Rome, 71 AD

26.95g

RIC 247 (C2)

Kraay counted 12 reverse dies used for this obverse type.

Ex-CNG; Ex-Calgary Coin

Some old cleaning scratches in fields
9 commentsJay GT410/28/18 at 14:55*Alex: Great portrait.
VespMars.jpg
RIC 0247 Vespasian sestertius108 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVF TR P P P COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

SC in field
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy

Rome, 71 AD

26.95g

RIC 247 (C2)

Kraay counted 12 reverse dies used for this obverse type.

Ex-CNG; Ex-Calgary Coin

Some old cleaning scratches in fields
9 commentsJay GT410/28/18 at 13:06okidoki: Congrats very nice
VespMars.jpg
RIC 0247 Vespasian sestertius108 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVF TR P P P COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

SC in field
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy

Rome, 71 AD

26.95g

RIC 247 (C2)

Kraay counted 12 reverse dies used for this obverse type.

Ex-CNG; Ex-Calgary Coin

Some old cleaning scratches in fields
9 commentsJay GT410/28/18 at 12:31maridvnvm: Nice indeed.
Domitianshewolf.jpg
RIC 0961 Domitian denarius83 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head of Domitian right

COS V
Wolf and twins; in exergue boat

Rome, 77-78 AD

3.45g

RIC 961 (C2)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT410/28/18 at 08:34FlaviusDomitianus: Nice specimen.
VespMars.jpg
RIC 0247 Vespasian sestertius108 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVF TR P P P COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

SC in field
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy

Rome, 71 AD

26.95g

RIC 247 (C2)

Kraay counted 12 reverse dies used for this obverse type.

Ex-CNG; Ex-Calgary Coin

Some old cleaning scratches in fields
9 commentsJay GT410/28/18 at 08:33FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition, powerful portrait.
Domitianshewolf.jpg
RIC 0961 Domitian denarius83 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head of Domitian right

COS V
Wolf and twins; in exergue boat

Rome, 77-78 AD

3.45g

RIC 961 (C2)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT410/28/18 at 06:54quadrans: Nice piece..
VespMars.jpg
RIC 0247 Vespasian sestertius108 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVF TR P P P COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

SC in field
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy

Rome, 71 AD

26.95g

RIC 247 (C2)

Kraay counted 12 reverse dies used for this obverse type.

Ex-CNG; Ex-Calgary Coin

Some old cleaning scratches in fields
9 commentsJay GT410/28/18 at 06:53quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
VespMars.jpg
RIC 0247 Vespasian sestertius108 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVF TR P P P COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

SC in field
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy

Rome, 71 AD

26.95g

RIC 247 (C2)

Kraay counted 12 reverse dies used for this obverse type.

Ex-CNG; Ex-Calgary Coin

Some old cleaning scratches in fields
9 commentsJay GT410/28/18 at 02:15Jay GT4:
Domitianshewolf.jpg
RIC 0961 Domitian denarius83 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head of Domitian right

COS V
Wolf and twins; in exergue boat

Rome, 77-78 AD

3.45g

RIC 961 (C2)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT410/28/18 at 02:14David Atherton: Nice example of the type!
VespMars.jpg
RIC 0247 Vespasian sestertius108 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVF TR P P P COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

SC in field
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy

Rome, 71 AD

26.95g

RIC 247 (C2)

Kraay counted 12 reverse dies used for this obverse type.

Ex-CNG; Ex-Calgary Coin

Some old cleaning scratches in fields
9 commentsJay GT410/28/18 at 02:13David Atherton: Beautiful patina with a wonderful portrait!
VespMars.jpg
RIC 0247 Vespasian sestertius108 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVF TR P P P COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

SC in field
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy

Rome, 71 AD

26.95g

RIC 247 (C2)

Kraay counted 12 reverse dies used for this obverse type.

Ex-CNG; Ex-Calgary Coin

Some old cleaning scratches in fields
9 commentsJay GT410/28/18 at 01:33Nemonater: Beautiful portrait and wonderful patina!
Titus.jpg
RIC 1076 Titus denarius246 viewsT CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS
laureate head right

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

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

Choice aVF

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

Ex-Forum!

Thought to be minted to remind the Romans of Titus' spectacular victory over Jerusalem 9 years earlier.
9 commentsJay GT410/19/18 at 23:16Nemonater: Awesome portrait and toning!
DomitianEphesus.jpg
RIC 1445 Domitian Ephesus denarius73 viewsDOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG
Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis.

AVG and mint mark EPE within oak wreath.

Ephesus 71 AD

3.28g

RIC 1445 (R). RPC 846.
7 commentsJay GT410/13/18 at 16:21quadrans: Nice piece..
DomitianEphesus.jpg
RIC 1445 Domitian Ephesus denarius73 viewsDOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG
Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis.

AVG and mint mark EPE within oak wreath.

Ephesus 71 AD

3.28g

RIC 1445 (R). RPC 846.
7 commentsJay GT410/13/18 at 12:57David Atherton: Good example of a rare type!
DomitianEphesus.jpg
RIC 1445 Domitian Ephesus denarius73 viewsDOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG
Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis.

AVG and mint mark EPE within oak wreath.

Ephesus 71 AD

3.28g

RIC 1445 (R). RPC 846.
7 commentsJay GT410/13/18 at 03:22Nemonater: Very cool type, I would love to have one in my col...
DomitianEphesus.jpg
RIC 1445 Domitian Ephesus denarius73 viewsDOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG
Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis.

AVG and mint mark EPE within oak wreath.

Ephesus 71 AD

3.28g

RIC 1445 (R). RPC 846.
7 commentsJay GT410/12/18 at 22:10FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition, beautiful toning.
DomitianEphesus.jpg
RIC 1445 Domitian Ephesus denarius73 viewsDOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG
Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis.

AVG and mint mark EPE within oak wreath.

Ephesus 71 AD

3.28g

RIC 1445 (R). RPC 846.
7 commentsJay GT410/12/18 at 16:13shanxi: interesting, never saw the EPE mintmark on a denar...
DomitianEphesus.jpg
RIC 1445 Domitian Ephesus denarius73 viewsDOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG
Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis.

AVG and mint mark EPE within oak wreath.

Ephesus 71 AD

3.28g

RIC 1445 (R). RPC 846.
7 commentsJay GT410/12/18 at 16:01Mat: Very nice, congrats
DomitianEphesus.jpg
RIC 1445 Domitian Ephesus denarius73 viewsDOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG
Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis.

AVG and mint mark EPE within oak wreath.

Ephesus 71 AD

3.28g

RIC 1445 (R). RPC 846.
7 commentsJay GT410/12/18 at 15:28okidoki: great looks Jay
Corinthstater.jpg
Corinthian Stater62 viewsHead of Athena wearing Corinthian Helmet right

Pegasos flying left, coppa below

Corinth
345-307 BC

7.93g

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT410/04/18 at 23:01Nemonater: A very youthful Athena, very nice!
Bruttium~1.jpg
Bruttium Petelia Quadrantes56 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right; behind three pellets,

ΠΕΤΗ/ΛΙΝΩΝ
Zeus standing right, preparing to hurl thunderbolt and holding scepter; device (monogram?) to the left.

Bruttium Petalia
3.57g

SNG Copenhagen 1916; HN Italy 2461 var. (symbol)
4 commentsJay GT410/04/18 at 14:27Steve P: Congrats => that baby has rugged eye-appeal (a tot...
Corinthstater.jpg
Corinthian Stater62 viewsHead of Athena wearing Corinthian Helmet right

Pegasos flying left, coppa below

Corinth
345-307 BC

7.93g

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT410/03/18 at 04:49Randygeki(h2): Beautiful coin!
Bruttium~1.jpg
Bruttium Petelia Quadrantes56 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right; behind three pellets,

ΠΕΤΗ/ΛΙΝΩΝ
Zeus standing right, preparing to hurl thunderbolt and holding scepter; device (monogram?) to the left.

Bruttium Petalia
3.57g

SNG Copenhagen 1916; HN Italy 2461 var. (symbol)
4 commentsJay GT410/03/18 at 04:49Randygeki(h2): Nice!
Bruttium~1.jpg
Bruttium Petelia Quadrantes56 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right; behind three pellets,

ΠΕΤΗ/ΛΙΝΩΝ
Zeus standing right, preparing to hurl thunderbolt and holding scepter; device (monogram?) to the left.

Bruttium Petalia
3.57g

SNG Copenhagen 1916; HN Italy 2461 var. (symbol)
4 commentsJay GT410/01/18 at 17:55Mat: Lovely example
Bruttium~1.jpg
Bruttium Petelia Quadrantes56 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right; behind three pellets,

ΠΕΤΗ/ΛΙΝΩΝ
Zeus standing right, preparing to hurl thunderbolt and holding scepter; device (monogram?) to the left.

Bruttium Petalia
3.57g

SNG Copenhagen 1916; HN Italy 2461 var. (symbol)
4 commentsJay GT410/01/18 at 17:40shanxi: very nice example
Corinthstater.jpg
Corinthian Stater62 viewsHead of Athena wearing Corinthian Helmet right

Pegasos flying left, coppa below

Corinth
345-307 BC

7.93g

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT410/01/18 at 17:21Jay GT4: Thanks! I realized that after I edited photo but ...
Corinthstater.jpg
Corinthian Stater62 viewsHead of Athena wearing Corinthian Helmet right

Pegasos flying left, coppa below

Corinth
345-307 BC

7.93g

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT410/01/18 at 17:18Enodia: Nice one! I can't help with the attribution, ...
Corinthstater.jpg
Corinthian Stater62 viewsHead of Athena wearing Corinthian Helmet right

Pegasos flying left, coppa below

Corinth
345-307 BC

7.93g

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT410/01/18 at 16:08Canaan: Lovely!!!
BrettianShield.jpg
Brettian AE Didrachm or reduced Sextans111 views Head of Ares left; wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin; thunderbolt below

BPETTIΩN
Hera Hoplosmia (or Athena) advancing right, holding spear and shield; at feet

Bruttium Circa 211-203 BC

16.39g; 29mm

HN Italy ? depends on mark off flan

A nice big heavy coin minted by the last loyal hold outs against Rome in support of Hannibal.
7 commentsJay GT409/28/18 at 21:10Ajax: Awesome coin
Domitian_Corinth.jpg
RIC 0271 Domitian denarius87 viewsCAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Seat draped; above Corinthian helmet

Rome, 80-81 AD (after the deification of Vespasian)

3.40g

RIC 271 (C2)

Ex-Stack's, Ex-Calgary Coin

A common type but with an exceptional reverse!
6 commentsJay GT409/15/18 at 23:09Britanikus: Nice Coin
BrettianShield.jpg
Brettian AE Didrachm or reduced Sextans111 views Head of Ares left; wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin; thunderbolt below

BPETTIΩN
Hera Hoplosmia (or Athena) advancing right, holding spear and shield; at feet

Bruttium Circa 211-203 BC

16.39g; 29mm

HN Italy ? depends on mark off flan

A nice big heavy coin minted by the last loyal hold outs against Rome in support of Hannibal.
7 commentsJay GT409/10/18 at 04:49Randygeki(h2): Great looking coin, love the patina
Caesar_elephant.jpg
Caesar elephant denarius77 viewsCAESAR in exergue, elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent.

Pontifical implements: simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.

49-48 BC. Military mint traveling with Caesar.

3.87g

Crawford 443/1; HCRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49.

Wonderfully struck but was probably bent and straightened at some point

Ex-RCNA coin show; Ex: Charles Euston

Sold Forum Auction Oct 2018
6 commentsJay GT409/09/18 at 04:06NORMAN K: interesting coin
BrettianShield.jpg
Brettian AE Didrachm or reduced Sextans111 views Head of Ares left; wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin; thunderbolt below

BPETTIΩN
Hera Hoplosmia (or Athena) advancing right, holding spear and shield; at feet

Bruttium Circa 211-203 BC

16.39g; 29mm

HN Italy ? depends on mark off flan

A nice big heavy coin minted by the last loyal hold outs against Rome in support of Hannibal.
7 commentsJay GT409/08/18 at 15:02okidoki: wonderful coloring
BrettianShield.jpg
Brettian AE Didrachm or reduced Sextans111 views Head of Ares left; wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin; thunderbolt below

BPETTIΩN
Hera Hoplosmia (or Athena) advancing right, holding spear and shield; at feet

Bruttium Circa 211-203 BC

16.39g; 29mm

HN Italy ? depends on mark off flan

A nice big heavy coin minted by the last loyal hold outs against Rome in support of Hannibal.
7 commentsJay GT409/07/18 at 14:02Nemonater: Awesome piece of history!
BrettianShield.jpg
Brettian AE Didrachm or reduced Sextans111 views Head of Ares left; wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin; thunderbolt below

BPETTIΩN
Hera Hoplosmia (or Athena) advancing right, holding spear and shield; at feet

Bruttium Circa 211-203 BC

16.39g; 29mm

HN Italy ? depends on mark off flan

A nice big heavy coin minted by the last loyal hold outs against Rome in support of Hannibal.
7 commentsJay GT409/06/18 at 23:33Enodia: substantial!
BrettianShield.jpg
Brettian AE Didrachm or reduced Sextans111 views Head of Ares left; wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin; thunderbolt below

BPETTIΩN
Hera Hoplosmia (or Athena) advancing right, holding spear and shield; at feet

Bruttium Circa 211-203 BC

16.39g; 29mm

HN Italy ? depends on mark off flan

A nice big heavy coin minted by the last loyal hold outs against Rome in support of Hannibal.
7 commentsJay GT409/06/18 at 21:56quadrans: Great coin , and details,
BrettianShield.jpg
Brettian AE Didrachm or reduced Sextans111 views Head of Ares left; wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin; thunderbolt below

BPETTIΩN
Hera Hoplosmia (or Athena) advancing right, holding spear and shield; at feet

Bruttium Circa 211-203 BC

16.39g; 29mm

HN Italy ? depends on mark off flan

A nice big heavy coin minted by the last loyal hold outs against Rome in support of Hannibal.
7 commentsJay GT409/06/18 at 21:07Mat: A beautiful example, love the color
Taras_didrachm.jpg
Taras didrachm75 viewsHorseman riding left, holding shield and bridle.

Taras seated on dolphin left TAPAΣ beneath.

Tarentum, Calabria 390-385 BC

7.40g

Scarce

Vlasto 384, Period III, 380-345 BC (Age of Archytas); ; Fischer-Bossert 428, gives date of 390-380 and corresponds to SNG ANS 901.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-Alberta Coin;

Tarentum, the only Spartan colony ever to be established, was founded in 706 BC by the Partheniae - Spartan children born to unmarried women as a product of Spartan desperation to ensure the survival and continuation of their demographic during the bloody Messenian wars, who were later disowned and expelled by the state - and Perioeci (subjects, but not citizens of Sparta), under the leadership of the Parthenian Phalanthos. According to legend, Phalanthos consulted the oracle at Delphi, and was told that he should found his new city 'where rain fell from a clear sky'. After much searching, and despairing of finding a suitable location for a city, Phalanthos was consoled by his wife Aethra who laid his head in her lap, and as her tears splashed upon his forehead he understood the oracle's words for his wife's name itself meant 'clear sky', and thus he determined to make the nearby harbour the site of their new home, which they named after Taras, the son of Poseidon and the nymph Satyrion.
4 commentsJay GT408/10/18 at 21:08Enodia: Nice example of an early horseman.
Caesar_elephant.jpg
Caesar elephant denarius77 viewsCAESAR in exergue, elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent.

Pontifical implements: simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.

49-48 BC. Military mint traveling with Caesar.

3.87g

Crawford 443/1; HCRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49.

Wonderfully struck but was probably bent and straightened at some point

Ex-RCNA coin show; Ex: Charles Euston

Sold Forum Auction Oct 2018
6 commentsJay GT408/10/18 at 20:17okidoki: very nice
Caesar_elephant.jpg
Caesar elephant denarius77 viewsCAESAR in exergue, elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent.

Pontifical implements: simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.

49-48 BC. Military mint traveling with Caesar.

3.87g

Crawford 443/1; HCRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49.

Wonderfully struck but was probably bent and straightened at some point

Ex-RCNA coin show; Ex: Charles Euston

Sold Forum Auction Oct 2018
6 commentsJay GT408/10/18 at 02:41Nemonater: Very cool. Was is a bored soldier? Someone trying ...
Caesar_elephant.jpg
Caesar elephant denarius77 viewsCAESAR in exergue, elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent.

Pontifical implements: simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.

49-48 BC. Military mint traveling with Caesar.

3.87g

Crawford 443/1; HCRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49.

Wonderfully struck but was probably bent and straightened at some point

Ex-RCNA coin show; Ex: Charles Euston

Sold Forum Auction Oct 2018
6 commentsJay GT408/09/18 at 21:23Mat: Its got character and I like it, cool
Taras_didrachm.jpg
Taras didrachm75 viewsHorseman riding left, holding shield and bridle.

Taras seated on dolphin left TAPAΣ beneath.

Tarentum, Calabria 390-385 BC

7.40g

Scarce

Vlasto 384, Period III, 380-345 BC (Age of Archytas); ; Fischer-Bossert 428, gives date of 390-380 and corresponds to SNG ANS 901.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-Alberta Coin;

Tarentum, the only Spartan colony ever to be established, was founded in 706 BC by the Partheniae - Spartan children born to unmarried women as a product of Spartan desperation to ensure the survival and continuation of their demographic during the bloody Messenian wars, who were later disowned and expelled by the state - and Perioeci (subjects, but not citizens of Sparta), under the leadership of the Parthenian Phalanthos. According to legend, Phalanthos consulted the oracle at Delphi, and was told that he should found his new city 'where rain fell from a clear sky'. After much searching, and despairing of finding a suitable location for a city, Phalanthos was consoled by his wife Aethra who laid his head in her lap, and as her tears splashed upon his forehead he understood the oracle's words for his wife's name itself meant 'clear sky', and thus he determined to make the nearby harbour the site of their new home, which they named after Taras, the son of Poseidon and the nymph Satyrion.
4 commentsJay GT408/09/18 at 20:23quadrans: Great coin , and details,
Caesar_elephant.jpg
Caesar elephant denarius77 viewsCAESAR in exergue, elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent.

Pontifical implements: simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.

49-48 BC. Military mint traveling with Caesar.

3.87g

Crawford 443/1; HCRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49.

Wonderfully struck but was probably bent and straightened at some point

Ex-RCNA coin show; Ex: Charles Euston

Sold Forum Auction Oct 2018
6 commentsJay GT408/09/18 at 20:22quadrans: Nice piece..
Caesar_elephant.jpg
Caesar elephant denarius77 viewsCAESAR in exergue, elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent.

Pontifical implements: simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.

49-48 BC. Military mint traveling with Caesar.

3.87g

Crawford 443/1; HCRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49.

Wonderfully struck but was probably bent and straightened at some point

Ex-RCNA coin show; Ex: Charles Euston

Sold Forum Auction Oct 2018
6 commentsJay GT408/09/18 at 20:16Canaan: Lovely!!!
Taras_didrachm.jpg
Taras didrachm75 viewsHorseman riding left, holding shield and bridle.

Taras seated on dolphin left TAPAΣ beneath.

Tarentum, Calabria 390-385 BC

7.40g

Scarce

Vlasto 384, Period III, 380-345 BC (Age of Archytas); ; Fischer-Bossert 428, gives date of 390-380 and corresponds to SNG ANS 901.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-Alberta Coin;

Tarentum, the only Spartan colony ever to be established, was founded in 706 BC by the Partheniae - Spartan children born to unmarried women as a product of Spartan desperation to ensure the survival and continuation of their demographic during the bloody Messenian wars, who were later disowned and expelled by the state - and Perioeci (subjects, but not citizens of Sparta), under the leadership of the Parthenian Phalanthos. According to legend, Phalanthos consulted the oracle at Delphi, and was told that he should found his new city 'where rain fell from a clear sky'. After much searching, and despairing of finding a suitable location for a city, Phalanthos was consoled by his wife Aethra who laid his head in her lap, and as her tears splashed upon his forehead he understood the oracle's words for his wife's name itself meant 'clear sky', and thus he determined to make the nearby harbour the site of their new home, which they named after Taras, the son of Poseidon and the nymph Satyrion.
4 commentsJay GT408/09/18 at 20:15Canaan: Very nice!!!!
Bruttium~0.jpg
Bruttium Uncia74 viewsLaureate and bearded head of Zeus right.

BPET-TIΩN
Eagle standing left with open wings; at left cornucopiae, above double-axe.

214-211 BC

8.30g

Scheu 13; SNG ANS 44; HN Italy 1978

Ex-Ebay
3 commentsJay GT408/09/18 at 20:06okidoki: the eagle has landed
Bruttium~0.jpg
Bruttium Uncia74 viewsLaureate and bearded head of Zeus right.

BPET-TIΩN
Eagle standing left with open wings; at left cornucopiae, above double-axe.

214-211 BC

8.30g

Scheu 13; SNG ANS 44; HN Italy 1978

Ex-Ebay
3 commentsJay GT408/07/18 at 21:19Enodia: Nice one, obviously influenced by Ptolemaic design...
Bruttium~0.jpg
Bruttium Uncia74 viewsLaureate and bearded head of Zeus right.

BPET-TIΩN
Eagle standing left with open wings; at left cornucopiae, above double-axe.

214-211 BC

8.30g

Scheu 13; SNG ANS 44; HN Italy 1978

Ex-Ebay
3 commentsJay GT408/07/18 at 21:15quadrans: Ohh, nice,
Terina_drachm.jpg
Terina, Bruttium151 viewsTEPINAION
Head of nymph right; triskeles behind

Nike seated left on plinth, holding kerykeion.

Terina, Bruttium. 300 BC

2.04g

Holloway & Jenkins 107; HN Italy 2641

Ex-CNG 396 lot 29; Ex-Aegean

Also called 1/3 Nomos
4 commentsJay GT408/05/18 at 12:15okidoki: very nice
Fulvia2.jpg
Fulvia69 viewsBust of Fulvia (as Nike) right

Athena standing left, holding shield and spear; ΦOYΛOYIANON in right field, ZMEPTOPIΓOΣ ΦIΛΩNIΔOΥ in two lines in left field.

Phrygia 41, 40 BC

6.69g

Rare

Ex-Savoca

RPC 3139; SNG München –; BMC 21


Fulvia married Mark Antony in 44 BC, and became an outspoken defender of his interests in Rome while he campaigned in the East. The city name of Eumenea in Phrygia was changed to Fulvia on the occasion of Mark Antony's journey to the east in 41 BC. Fulvia was to die at Sicyon the next year, hence this was a short-lived coinage. Sometime afterward these coins struck at "Fulviana" had their ethnic scratched off, and two countermarks were applied: one may be resolved as Eumeneia; the other as Philonidos, (although Zmertorix himself has been suggested). These countermarks suggest that, rather than melting down the coinage of Fulvia and striking new coins, a more expeditious solution was required to keep needed currency in circulation. This coin was not countermarked
5 commentsJay GT408/03/18 at 22:05Mat: One I would like to own
Fulvia2.jpg
Fulvia69 viewsBust of Fulvia (as Nike) right

Athena standing left, holding shield and spear; ΦOYΛOYIANON in right field, ZMEPTOPIΓOΣ ΦIΛΩNIΔOΥ in two lines in left field.

Phrygia 41, 40 BC

6.69g

Rare

Ex-Savoca

RPC 3139; SNG München –; BMC 21


Fulvia married Mark Antony in 44 BC, and became an outspoken defender of his interests in Rome while he campaigned in the East. The city name of Eumenea in Phrygia was changed to Fulvia on the occasion of Mark Antony's journey to the east in 41 BC. Fulvia was to die at Sicyon the next year, hence this was a short-lived coinage. Sometime afterward these coins struck at "Fulviana" had their ethnic scratched off, and two countermarks were applied: one may be resolved as Eumeneia; the other as Philonidos, (although Zmertorix himself has been suggested). These countermarks suggest that, rather than melting down the coinage of Fulvia and striking new coins, a more expeditious solution was required to keep needed currency in circulation. This coin was not countermarked
5 commentsJay GT408/03/18 at 22:02Nemonater: Really nice!
Fulvia2.jpg
Fulvia69 viewsBust of Fulvia (as Nike) right

Athena standing left, holding shield and spear; ΦOYΛOYIANON in right field, ZMEPTOPIΓOΣ ΦIΛΩNIΔOΥ in two lines in left field.

Phrygia 41, 40 BC

6.69g

Rare

Ex-Savoca

RPC 3139; SNG München –; BMC 21


Fulvia married Mark Antony in 44 BC, and became an outspoken defender of his interests in Rome while he campaigned in the East. The city name of Eumenea in Phrygia was changed to Fulvia on the occasion of Mark Antony's journey to the east in 41 BC. Fulvia was to die at Sicyon the next year, hence this was a short-lived coinage. Sometime afterward these coins struck at "Fulviana" had their ethnic scratched off, and two countermarks were applied: one may be resolved as Eumeneia; the other as Philonidos, (although Zmertorix himself has been suggested). These countermarks suggest that, rather than melting down the coinage of Fulvia and striking new coins, a more expeditious solution was required to keep needed currency in circulation. This coin was not countermarked
5 commentsJay GT408/03/18 at 21:25quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
Fulvia2.jpg
Fulvia69 viewsBust of Fulvia (as Nike) right

Athena standing left, holding shield and spear; ΦOYΛOYIANON in right field, ZMEPTOPIΓOΣ ΦIΛΩNIΔOΥ in two lines in left field.

Phrygia 41, 40 BC

6.69g

Rare

Ex-Savoca

RPC 3139; SNG München –; BMC 21


Fulvia married Mark Antony in 44 BC, and became an outspoken defender of his interests in Rome while he campaigned in the East. The city name of Eumenea in Phrygia was changed to Fulvia on the occasion of Mark Antony's journey to the east in 41 BC. Fulvia was to die at Sicyon the next year, hence this was a short-lived coinage. Sometime afterward these coins struck at "Fulviana" had their ethnic scratched off, and two countermarks were applied: one may be resolved as Eumeneia; the other as Philonidos, (although Zmertorix himself has been suggested). These countermarks suggest that, rather than melting down the coinage of Fulvia and striking new coins, a more expeditious solution was required to keep needed currency in circulation. This coin was not countermarked
5 commentsJay GT408/03/18 at 21:21Enodia: Yep, i was about to write the same comment. Nice!
Fulvia2.jpg
Fulvia69 viewsBust of Fulvia (as Nike) right

Athena standing left, holding shield and spear; ΦOYΛOYIANON in right field, ZMEPTOPIΓOΣ ΦIΛΩNIΔOΥ in two lines in left field.

Phrygia 41, 40 BC

6.69g

Rare

Ex-Savoca

RPC 3139; SNG München –; BMC 21


Fulvia married Mark Antony in 44 BC, and became an outspoken defender of his interests in Rome while he campaigned in the East. The city name of Eumenea in Phrygia was changed to Fulvia on the occasion of Mark Antony's journey to the east in 41 BC. Fulvia was to die at Sicyon the next year, hence this was a short-lived coinage. Sometime afterward these coins struck at "Fulviana" had their ethnic scratched off, and two countermarks were applied: one may be resolved as Eumeneia; the other as Philonidos, (although Zmertorix himself has been suggested). These countermarks suggest that, rather than melting down the coinage of Fulvia and striking new coins, a more expeditious solution was required to keep needed currency in circulation. This coin was not countermarked
5 commentsJay GT408/03/18 at 21:08FlaviusDomitianus: Interesting coin and writeup.
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT407/30/18 at 13:19NORMAN K: great coin all around
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Metapontom, 440-510 BC

7.72g

Tight flan series NOE 243-256; HN Italy 1485

Ex-DM collection, Ex-HJB, Ex-Calgary coin

An Achaean colony of great antiquity, Metapontion was destroyed and refounded early in the 6th century by colonists from Sybaris under the leadership of Leukippos. The city occupied an exceptionally fertile plain on the Gulf of Tarentum, which explains the use of the barley ear as its civic badge. Metapontion, along with Sybaris and Kroton produced the earliest coinage in Magna Graecia. The coins of these cities share three features: weight standard, broad and thin flans, and incuse reverses. These features were then adopted by neighboring mints at Kaulonia and elsewhere in southern Italy. While the reasoning behind the choice of these shared features is not clear, the common weight and style facilitated circulation between the cities of south Italy. The mixed contents of the earliest hoards from the region support this idea of free circulation of currency. It is interesting that these common features, indigenous to south Italy, also tended to keep the coins in south Italy. They are rarely found elsewhere in Italy, not even in Sicily. After approximately 510 B.C., the date of the destruction of Sybaris by Kroton, the fabric of the coins throughout south Italy became smaller and thicker, though still with incuse reverses. In the years between 480 and 430 B.C., sooner in Tarentum and later in Metapontion, the incuse issues were replaced by a two sided coinage.
6 commentsJay GT406/26/18 at 18:45Randygeki(h2): Nice, a neat coin!
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT406/25/18 at 14:52*Alex: Wow!
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Metapontom, 440-510 BC

7.72g

Tight flan series NOE 243-256; HN Italy 1485

Ex-DM collection, Ex-HJB, Ex-Calgary coin

An Achaean colony of great antiquity, Metapontion was destroyed and refounded early in the 6th century by colonists from Sybaris under the leadership of Leukippos. The city occupied an exceptionally fertile plain on the Gulf of Tarentum, which explains the use of the barley ear as its civic badge. Metapontion, along with Sybaris and Kroton produced the earliest coinage in Magna Graecia. The coins of these cities share three features: weight standard, broad and thin flans, and incuse reverses. These features were then adopted by neighboring mints at Kaulonia and elsewhere in southern Italy. While the reasoning behind the choice of these shared features is not clear, the common weight and style facilitated circulation between the cities of south Italy. The mixed contents of the earliest hoards from the region support this idea of free circulation of currency. It is interesting that these common features, indigenous to south Italy, also tended to keep the coins in south Italy. They are rarely found elsewhere in Italy, not even in Sicily. After approximately 510 B.C., the date of the destruction of Sybaris by Kroton, the fabric of the coins throughout south Italy became smaller and thicker, though still with incuse reverses. In the years between 480 and 430 B.C., sooner in Tarentum and later in Metapontion, the incuse issues were replaced by a two sided coinage.
6 commentsJay GT406/25/18 at 01:15Carausius: Attractive example, Jay. Well done!
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Metapontom, 440-510 BC

7.72g

Tight flan series NOE 243-256; HN Italy 1485

Ex-DM collection, Ex-HJB, Ex-Calgary coin

An Achaean colony of great antiquity, Metapontion was destroyed and refounded early in the 6th century by colonists from Sybaris under the leadership of Leukippos. The city occupied an exceptionally fertile plain on the Gulf of Tarentum, which explains the use of the barley ear as its civic badge. Metapontion, along with Sybaris and Kroton produced the earliest coinage in Magna Graecia. The coins of these cities share three features: weight standard, broad and thin flans, and incuse reverses. These features were then adopted by neighboring mints at Kaulonia and elsewhere in southern Italy. While the reasoning behind the choice of these shared features is not clear, the common weight and style facilitated circulation between the cities of south Italy. The mixed contents of the earliest hoards from the region support this idea of free circulation of currency. It is interesting that these common features, indigenous to south Italy, also tended to keep the coins in south Italy. They are rarely found elsewhere in Italy, not even in Sicily. After approximately 510 B.C., the date of the destruction of Sybaris by Kroton, the fabric of the coins throughout south Italy became smaller and thicker, though still with incuse reverses. In the years between 480 and 430 B.C., sooner in Tarentum and later in Metapontion, the incuse issues were replaced by a two sided coinage.
6 commentsJay GT406/24/18 at 22:25David Atherton: Lovely piece.
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm157 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin

Sold back Feb 2019
8 commentsJay GT406/24/18 at 21:11*Alex: Great coin. I didn't realise that you had such...
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Metapontom, 440-510 BC

7.72g

Tight flan series NOE 243-256; HN Italy 1485

Ex-DM collection, Ex-HJB, Ex-Calgary coin

An Achaean colony of great antiquity, Metapontion was destroyed and refounded early in the 6th century by colonists from Sybaris under the leadership of Leukippos. The city occupied an exceptionally fertile plain on the Gulf of Tarentum, which explains the use of the barley ear as its civic badge. Metapontion, along with Sybaris and Kroton produced the earliest coinage in Magna Graecia. The coins of these cities share three features: weight standard, broad and thin flans, and incuse reverses. These features were then adopted by neighboring mints at Kaulonia and elsewhere in southern Italy. While the reasoning behind the choice of these shared features is not clear, the common weight and style facilitated circulation between the cities of south Italy. The mixed contents of the earliest hoards from the region support this idea of free circulation of currency. It is interesting that these common features, indigenous to south Italy, also tended to keep the coins in south Italy. They are rarely found elsewhere in Italy, not even in Sicily. After approximately 510 B.C., the date of the destruction of Sybaris by Kroton, the fabric of the coins throughout south Italy became smaller and thicker, though still with incuse reverses. In the years between 480 and 430 B.C., sooner in Tarentum and later in Metapontion, the incuse issues were replaced by a two sided coinage.
6 commentsJay GT406/24/18 at 21:09*Alex: Very nice. Congratulations.
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Metapontom, 440-510 BC

7.72g

Tight flan series NOE 243-256; HN Italy 1485

Ex-DM collection, Ex-HJB, Ex-Calgary coin

An Achaean colony of great antiquity, Metapontion was destroyed and refounded early in the 6th century by colonists from Sybaris under the leadership of Leukippos. The city occupied an exceptionally fertile plain on the Gulf of Tarentum, which explains the use of the barley ear as its civic badge. Metapontion, along with Sybaris and Kroton produced the earliest coinage in Magna Graecia. The coins of these cities share three features: weight standard, broad and thin flans, and incuse reverses. These features were then adopted by neighboring mints at Kaulonia and elsewhere in southern Italy. While the reasoning behind the choice of these shared features is not clear, the common weight and style facilitated circulation between the cities of south Italy. The mixed contents of the earliest hoards from the region support this idea of free circulation of currency. It is interesting that these common features, indigenous to south Italy, also tended to keep the coins in south Italy. They are rarely found elsewhere in Italy, not even in Sicily. After approximately 510 B.C., the date of the destruction of Sybaris by Kroton, the fabric of the coins throughout south Italy became smaller and thicker, though still with incuse reverses. In the years between 480 and 430 B.C., sooner in Tarentum and later in Metapontion, the incuse issues were replaced by a two sided coinage.
6 commentsJay GT406/24/18 at 21:07Enodia: Nice!
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Lucania, Metapontom stater85 viewsRaised barley corn

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Metapontom, 440-510 BC

7.72g

Tight flan series NOE 243-256; HN Italy 1485

Ex-DM collection, Ex-HJB, Ex-Calgary coin

An Achaean colony of great antiquity, Metapontion was destroyed and refounded early in the 6th century by colonists from Sybaris under the leadership of Leukippos. The city occupied an exceptionally fertile plain on the Gulf of Tarentum, which explains the use of the barley ear as its civic badge. Metapontion, along with Sybaris and Kroton produced the earliest coinage in Magna Graecia. The coins of these cities share three features: weight standard, broad and thin flans, and incuse reverses. These features were then adopted by neighboring mints at Kaulonia and elsewhere in southern Italy. While the reasoning behind the choice of these shared features is not clear, the common weight and style facilitated circulation between the cities of south Italy. The mixed contents of the earliest hoards from the region support this idea of free circulation of currency. It is interesting that these common features, indigenous to south Italy, also tended to keep the coins in south Italy. They are rarely found elsewhere in Italy, not even in Sicily. After approximately 510 B.C., the date of the destruction of Sybaris by Kroton, the fabric of the coins throughout south Italy became smaller and thicker, though still with incuse reverses. In the years between 480 and 430 B.C., sooner in Tarentum and later in Metapontion, the incuse issues were replaced by a two sided coinage.
6 commentsJay GT406/24/18 at 20:23quadrans: Hooops, nice
VespasianTetra.jpg
RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm103 viewsAYTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOY
Laureate head right

ETOYΣ Δ IEPOY
Eagle standing to left on club; palm branch in field.

Dated "New Holy Year" 4, AD 71-72

Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria

10.47g

Prieur 116; McAlee 338; RPC 1950

Ex-Zurqieh

Glossy black patina
9 commentsJay GT406/08/18 at 04:19Randygeki(h2): Nice!
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT406/07/18 at 10:24Leo: Great find, congratulation.
VespasianTetra.jpg
RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm103 viewsAYTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOY
Laureate head right

ETOYΣ Δ IEPOY
Eagle standing to left on club; palm branch in field.

Dated "New Holy Year" 4, AD 71-72

Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria

10.47g

Prieur 116; McAlee 338; RPC 1950

Ex-Zurqieh

Glossy black patina
9 commentsJay GT405/31/18 at 16:49Enodia: nice cameo effect
VespasianTetra.jpg
RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm103 viewsAYTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOY
Laureate head right

ETOYΣ Δ IEPOY
Eagle standing to left on club; palm branch in field.

Dated "New Holy Year" 4, AD 71-72

Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria

10.47g

Prieur 116; McAlee 338; RPC 1950

Ex-Zurqieh

Glossy black patina
9 commentsJay GT405/29/18 at 22:51David Atherton: Eye catching!
VespasianTetra.jpg
RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm103 viewsAYTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOY
Laureate head right

ETOYΣ Δ IEPOY
Eagle standing to left on club; palm branch in field.

Dated "New Holy Year" 4, AD 71-72

Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria

10.47g

Prieur 116; McAlee 338; RPC 1950

Ex-Zurqieh

Glossy black patina
9 commentsJay GT405/29/18 at 21:17FlaviusDomitianus: Beautiful patina.
VespasianTetra.jpg
RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm103 viewsAYTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOY
Laureate head right

ETOYΣ Δ IEPOY
Eagle standing to left on club; palm branch in field.

Dated "New Holy Year" 4, AD 71-72

Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria

10.47g

Prieur 116; McAlee 338; RPC 1950

Ex-Zurqieh

Glossy black patina
9 commentsJay GT405/29/18 at 20:30quadrans: Great coin , and details,
VespasianTetra.jpg
RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm103 viewsAYTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOY
Laureate head right

ETOYΣ Δ IEPOY
Eagle standing to left on club; palm branch in field.

Dated "New Holy Year" 4, AD 71-72

Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria

10.47g

Prieur 116; McAlee 338; RPC 1950

Ex-Zurqieh

Glossy black patina
9 commentsJay GT405/29/18 at 20:11Nemonater: Oh, that’s really nice!
VespasianTetra.jpg
RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm103 viewsAYTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOY
Laureate head right

ETOYΣ Δ IEPOY
Eagle standing to left on club; palm branch in field.

Dated "New Holy Year" 4, AD 71-72

Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria

10.47g

Prieur 116; McAlee 338; RPC 1950

Ex-Zurqieh

Glossy black patina
9 commentsJay GT405/29/18 at 20:09Canaan: A beauty!!!
VespasianTetra.jpg
RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm103 viewsAYTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOY
Laureate head right

ETOYΣ Δ IEPOY
Eagle standing to left on club; palm branch in field.

Dated "New Holy Year" 4, AD 71-72

Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria

10.47g

Prieur 116; McAlee 338; RPC 1950

Ex-Zurqieh

Glossy black patina
9 commentsJay GT405/29/18 at 19:55shanxi: nice example with beautiful patina
VespasianTetra.jpg
RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm103 viewsAYTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOY
Laureate head right

ETOYΣ Δ IEPOY
Eagle standing to left on club; palm branch in field.

Dated "New Holy Year" 4, AD 71-72

Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria

10.47g

Prieur 116; McAlee 338; RPC 1950

Ex-Zurqieh

Glossy black patina
9 commentsJay GT405/29/18 at 19:40Mat: Nice
PiusItalia.jpg
Antoninus Pius Italia118 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right

ITALIA
Italia, towered, seated l. on globe, holding cornucopiae and sceptre.

3.12g
Rome 140-143
RIC 73c. BMC 214

Ex-Pella Coins and Antiquities
4 commentsJay GT405/26/18 at 02:27Carausius: Terrific depiction of Italia!
Urbs_Roma_wolf.jpg
Constantine Roma227 viewsRoma AE Commemorative
VRBS ROMA
bust of Roma left, wearing helmet with plume, and imperial mantle

She-wold standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus, mintmark gamma SIS in ex.
RIC VII Siscia 222.
Siscia mint
330-333 AD
3 commentsJay GT405/15/18 at 23:17Flamur H: I really like this one... So many nice coins in yo...
PiusItalia.jpg
Antoninus Pius Italia118 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III
Laureate head right

ITALIA
Italia, towered, seated l. on globe, holding cornucopiae and sceptre.

3.12g
Rome 140-143
RIC 73c. BMC 214

Ex-Pella Coins and Antiquities
4 commentsJay GT405/10/18 at 20:24okidoki: Very nice indeed
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT405/07/18 at 23:13Ajax: Great coin
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT405/06/18 at 02:38Pharsalos: Superb example!
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT405/05/18 at 09:50maridvnvm: Glorious.
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT405/05/18 at 07:45Canaan: Exceptional one, congrats
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT405/05/18 at 07:08quadrans: Nice piece..
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT405/05/18 at 06:00Randygeki(h2): Excellent coin. The reverse is awesome
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT405/05/18 at 03:00Nemonater: Awesome! Do they come any better?
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT405/05/18 at 01:32Mat: Lovely surfaces
ProbusHorseman.jpg
Probus Antoninianus170 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
14 commentsJay GT405/05/18 at 01:07Enodia: quite lovely!
MFBNeapolis.jpg
Neapolis Campania Didrachm84 viewsHead of Parthenope left, wearing earing and beaded necklace. Tripod to right.

Man-headed bull standing right being crowned by winged nymph/victory; IΣ between legs NEOΠOΛITΩN in exergue

Neapolis, Campania
300-241 BC
7.21g

Sambon 517; Glasgow 57; BMC 129

Very rare!

Ex-HJB ebay

Dark toning; a few remaining deposits. Much nicer in hand with almost black toning.

Thanks to Molinari's research this is one of 6 known examples. The others are found in BMC, 129, Dati web, Glasgow 57, Leningrad 1014, Torino RDC17508.
4 commentsJay GT404/15/18 at 15:32NORMAN K: Great find. Also would like to have one of this t...
Terina_drachm.jpg
Terina, Bruttium151 viewsTEPINAION
Head of nymph right; triskeles behind

Nike seated left on plinth, holding kerykeion.

Terina, Bruttium. 300 BC

2.04g

Holloway & Jenkins 107; HN Italy 2641

Ex-CNG 396 lot 29; Ex-Aegean

Also called 1/3 Nomos
4 commentsJay GT404/15/18 at 06:45Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
MFBNeapolis.jpg
Neapolis Campania Didrachm84 viewsHead of Parthenope left, wearing earing and beaded necklace. Tripod to right.

Man-headed bull standing right being crowned by winged nymph/victory; IΣ between legs NEOΠOΛITΩN in exergue

Neapolis, Campania
300-241 BC
7.21g

Sambon 517; Glasgow 57; BMC 129

Very rare!

Ex-HJB ebay

Dark toning; a few remaining deposits. Much nicer in hand with almost black toning.

Thanks to Molinari's research this is one of 6 known examples. The others are found in BMC, 129, Dati web, Glasgow 57, Leningrad 1014, Torino RDC17508.
4 commentsJay GT404/15/18 at 06:44Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
Terina_drachm.jpg
Terina, Bruttium151 viewsTEPINAION
Head of nymph right; triskeles behind

Nike seated left on plinth, holding kerykeion.

Terina, Bruttium. 300 BC

2.04g

Holloway & Jenkins 107; HN Italy 2641

Ex-CNG 396 lot 29; Ex-Aegean

Also called 1/3 Nomos
4 commentsJay GT404/14/18 at 01:05Enodia: nice one Jay. i love these!
Terina_drachm.jpg
Terina, Bruttium151 viewsTEPINAION
Head of nymph right; triskeles behind

Nike seated left on plinth, holding kerykeion.

Terina, Bruttium. 300 BC

2.04g

Holloway & Jenkins 107; HN Italy 2641

Ex-CNG 396 lot 29; Ex-Aegean

Also called 1/3 Nomos
4 commentsJay GT404/13/18 at 23:11quadrans: Great coin
MFBNeapolis.jpg
Neapolis Campania Didrachm84 viewsHead of Parthenope left, wearing earing and beaded necklace. Tripod to right.

Man-headed bull standing right being crowned by winged nymph/victory; IΣ between legs NEOΠOΛITΩN in exergue

Neapolis, Campania
300-241 BC
7.21g

Sambon 517; Glasgow 57; BMC 129

Very rare!

Ex-HJB ebay

Dark toning; a few remaining deposits. Much nicer in hand with almost black toning.

Thanks to Molinari's research this is one of 6 known examples. The others are found in BMC, 129, Dati web, Glasgow 57, Leningrad 1014, Torino RDC17508.
4 commentsJay GT404/13/18 at 08:01Canaan: Congrats Jay nice addition
MFBNeapolis.jpg
Neapolis Campania Didrachm84 viewsHead of Parthenope left, wearing earing and beaded necklace. Tripod to right.

Man-headed bull standing right being crowned by winged nymph/victory; IΣ between legs NEOΠOΛITΩN in exergue

Neapolis, Campania
300-241 BC
7.21g

Sambon 517; Glasgow 57; BMC 129

Very rare!

Ex-HJB ebay

Dark toning; a few remaining deposits. Much nicer in hand with almost black toning.

Thanks to Molinari's research this is one of 6 known examples. The others are found in BMC, 129, Dati web, Glasgow 57, Leningrad 1014, Torino RDC17508.
4 commentsJay GT404/12/18 at 20:01quadrans: Nice piece..
ItalicFibula.jpg
Italic bronze Dolphin Fibula64 viewsItalic bronze age Dolphin Fibula

5.98g, 35 mm.

8th-5th Century BC

Hattatt 200 var.?

Ex-Noble Roman Coin
6 commentsJay GT404/11/18 at 06:53Randygeki(h2): A neat piece Jay
ItalicFibula.jpg
Italic bronze Dolphin Fibula64 viewsItalic bronze age Dolphin Fibula

5.98g, 35 mm.

8th-5th Century BC

Hattatt 200 var.?

Ex-Noble Roman Coin
6 commentsJay GT404/10/18 at 09:34Canaan: Very nice lines and curves
ItalicFibula.jpg
Italic bronze Dolphin Fibula64 viewsItalic bronze age Dolphin Fibula

5.98g, 35 mm.

8th-5th Century BC

Hattatt 200 var.?

Ex-Noble Roman Coin
6 commentsJay GT404/10/18 at 06:02okidoki: a real beauty
ItalicFibula.jpg
Italic bronze Dolphin Fibula64 viewsItalic bronze age Dolphin Fibula

5.98g, 35 mm.

8th-5th Century BC

Hattatt 200 var.?

Ex-Noble Roman Coin
6 commentsJay GT404/10/18 at 04:57quadrans: Nice piece..
ItalicFibula.jpg
Italic bronze Dolphin Fibula64 viewsItalic bronze age Dolphin Fibula

5.98g, 35 mm.

8th-5th Century BC

Hattatt 200 var.?

Ex-Noble Roman Coin
6 commentsJay GT404/10/18 at 00:25Enodia: very cool, and i love the geometric style so typic...
ItalicFibula.jpg
Italic bronze Dolphin Fibula64 viewsItalic bronze age Dolphin Fibula

5.98g, 35 mm.

8th-5th Century BC

Hattatt 200 var.?

Ex-Noble Roman Coin
6 commentsJay GT404/09/18 at 23:03Nemonater: Amazing piece!
DomitianRIC739.jpg
RIC 0739 Domitian denarius82 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XII
Laureate head right

IMP XII COS XVI CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

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

3.02g

RIC 739 (C3)

Ex-ANE
4 commentsJay GT404/03/18 at 05:08David Atherton: Nicely centred! The issues after 90 AD have a dist...
DomitianRIC739.jpg
RIC 0739 Domitian denarius82 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XII
Laureate head right

IMP XII COS XVI CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

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

3.02g

RIC 739 (C3)

Ex-ANE
4 commentsJay GT404/01/18 at 06:40Randygeki(h2): Nice one Jay
DomitianRIC739.jpg
RIC 0739 Domitian denarius82 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XII
Laureate head right

IMP XII COS XVI CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

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

3.02g

RIC 739 (C3)

Ex-ANE
4 commentsJay GT403/31/18 at 20:20quadrans: Cool portrait...
DomitianRIC739.jpg
RIC 0739 Domitian denarius82 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XII
Laureate head right

IMP XII COS XVI CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

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

3.02g

RIC 739 (C3)

Ex-ANE
4 commentsJay GT403/31/18 at 18:35FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example of this issue.
ThasosTetradrachm.jpg
Thasos, Thrace Tetradrachm53 viewsHead of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy

HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ
Heracles standing facing, head left, right hand resting on club, lion skin in left
Monogram in left field

34mm, 16.82g
Thasos
c. 148-90/80 BC
SNG Copenhagen 1040

ex-ANE

"Hercules is the savior of the people of Thasos!"
3 commentsJay GT403/24/18 at 06:45Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
ThasosTetradrachm.jpg
Thasos, Thrace Tetradrachm53 viewsHead of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy

HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ
Heracles standing facing, head left, right hand resting on club, lion skin in left
Monogram in left field

34mm, 16.82g
Thasos
c. 148-90/80 BC
SNG Copenhagen 1040

ex-ANE

"Hercules is the savior of the people of Thasos!"
3 commentsJay GT403/24/18 at 02:47Nemonater: Awesome Hercules!
ThasosTetradrachm.jpg
Thasos, Thrace Tetradrachm53 viewsHead of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy

HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ
Heracles standing facing, head left, right hand resting on club, lion skin in left
Monogram in left field

34mm, 16.82g
Thasos
c. 148-90/80 BC
SNG Copenhagen 1040

ex-ANE

"Hercules is the savior of the people of Thasos!"
3 commentsJay GT403/23/18 at 20:10quadrans: Very nice, Jay,
Syracuse_Litra.jpg
Sicily. Syracuse AR Litra58 viewsHead of Arethusa right

Wheel with four spokes; Σ-Y-R-A between.

Deinomenid Tyranny 485-466 BC.

0.52g

Rare

Boehringer 402; SNG ANS 124-6.

Ex-ANE from an old collection.
3 commentsJay GT403/19/18 at 16:07okidoki: interesting obverse
Syracuse_Litra.jpg
Sicily. Syracuse AR Litra58 viewsHead of Arethusa right

Wheel with four spokes; Σ-Y-R-A between.

Deinomenid Tyranny 485-466 BC.

0.52g

Rare

Boehringer 402; SNG ANS 124-6.

Ex-ANE from an old collection.
3 commentsJay GT403/18/18 at 07:12quadrans: Nice piece..
Syracuse_Litra.jpg
Sicily. Syracuse AR Litra58 viewsHead of Arethusa right

Wheel with four spokes; Σ-Y-R-A between.

Deinomenid Tyranny 485-466 BC.

0.52g

Rare

Boehringer 402; SNG ANS 124-6.

Ex-ANE from an old collection.
3 commentsJay GT403/18/18 at 04:11Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
Octopus_Litra.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 120 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
9 commentsJay GT403/11/18 at 19:42Grant H: love the octopus
Octopus_Litra.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 120 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
9 commentsJay GT403/11/18 at 03:57Randygeki(h2): Love it! Cool addition.
Octopus_fraction2.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse94 viewsΣVRA
Head of Arethusa right

Octopus; 3 Pellets around

0.21g

466-405 BC
Second Democracy

Very rare denomination AR tetronkion
Unlisted?

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/11/18 at 03:57Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
Octopus_Litra.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 120 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
9 commentsJay GT403/10/18 at 17:10Sam: Superb addition ! Fantastic and Artistic Portrait.
Octopus_Litra.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 120 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
9 commentsJay GT403/10/18 at 14:31Stkp: beautiful
Octopus_fraction2.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse94 viewsΣVRA
Head of Arethusa right

Octopus; 3 Pellets around

0.21g

466-405 BC
Second Democracy

Very rare denomination AR tetronkion
Unlisted?

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/10/18 at 12:42*Alex: Great octopus, I love it.
Octopus_Litra.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 120 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
9 commentsJay GT403/10/18 at 06:39Canaan: Real beauty, so detailed!!!!wow!!!
Octopus_Litra.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 120 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
9 commentsJay GT403/10/18 at 06:18quadrans: It is great, Jay,
Octopus_fraction2.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse94 viewsΣVRA
Head of Arethusa right

Octopus; 3 Pellets around

0.21g

466-405 BC
Second Democracy

Very rare denomination AR tetronkion
Unlisted?

Ex-ANE
5 commentsJay GT403/10/18 at 06:17quadrans: Nice piece..
Neo_Claudius_drachm.jpg
Nero with Divus Claudius75 viewsNERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA
Laureate head of Nero right

DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG
Laureate head of Divus Claudius right.

Caesarea, Cappadocia

63-64 AD

2.95g

RPC I 3648; RIC 622.

From the collection of K.M. Germany. Ex-Roma E-sale 43 lot 334

Nicely centered drachm with double portraits of Claudius and Nero and full Latin legends.
8 commentsJay GT403/10/18 at 03:45Nemonater: Nice portraits, large flan = Sweet!
Bruttium_Crab.jpg
Bruttium Terina52 viewsHead of ninph left

TEPI
Crab; above crescent.

Terina; c. 350-275 BC

4.01g

Rare
HNItaly 2646; SNG ANS 889.

Beautiful glossy black/brown patina

Ancient Terina was located on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Euphemia, about 20 km (12 mi) from Lamezia Terme in Calabria, Italy.
3 commentsJay GT403/10/18 at 03:42Nemonater: Nice patina!
Tarentum_obol_5.jpg
CALABRIA, Tarentum AR Obol57 viewsKantharos; five pellets around

Kantharos; five pellets around.

Tarentum, Circa 280-228 BC.

8.5mm 0.53 g

Vlasto 1655-6; HN Italy 1076.

Ex-CNG 381 Lot 13; Ex-Steve P Collection

2 commentsJay GT403/03/18 at 22:32Enodia: Remarkably well-centered for this type. Nice addit...
Thourioi_didrachm.jpg
LUCANIA, Thourioi74 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with Skylla holding rudder over shoulder

Bull butting right; below, dolphin right in waves.

Lucania, Thourioi

Circa 400-350 BC

7.35g

HN Italy 1794b; SNG ANS 1048.

Ex CNG 385, Lot: 48, Ex-Steve P collection
2 commentsJay GT403/03/18 at 22:26Enodia: Nice one. I think the Skylla with rudder/dolphin r...
Tarentum_obol_5.jpg
CALABRIA, Tarentum AR Obol57 viewsKantharos; five pellets around

Kantharos; five pellets around.

Tarentum, Circa 280-228 BC.

8.5mm 0.53 g

Vlasto 1655-6; HN Italy 1076.

Ex-CNG 381 Lot 13; Ex-Steve P Collection

2 commentsJay GT403/03/18 at 08:40Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
Thourioi_didrachm.jpg
LUCANIA, Thourioi74 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with Skylla holding rudder over shoulder

Bull butting right; below, dolphin right in waves.

Lucania, Thourioi

Circa 400-350 BC

7.35g

HN Italy 1794b; SNG ANS 1048.

Ex CNG 385, Lot: 48, Ex-Steve P collection
2 commentsJay GT403/03/18 at 08:40Randygeki(h2): An excellent addition!
Neo_Claudius_drachm.jpg
Nero with Divus Claudius75 viewsNERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA
Laureate head of Nero right

DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG
Laureate head of Divus Claudius right.

Caesarea, Cappadocia

63-64 AD

2.95g

RPC I 3648; RIC 622.

From the collection of K.M. Germany. Ex-Roma E-sale 43 lot 334

Nicely centered drachm with double portraits of Claudius and Nero and full Latin legends.
8 commentsJay GT403/02/18 at 01:32quadrans: Ohh, It is great..., the busts are extraordinary..
Neo_Claudius_drachm.jpg
Nero with Divus Claudius75 viewsNERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA
Laureate head of Nero right

DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG
Laureate head of Divus Claudius right.

Caesarea, Cappadocia

63-64 AD

2.95g

RPC I 3648; RIC 622.

From the collection of K.M. Germany. Ex-Roma E-sale 43 lot 334

Nicely centered drachm with double portraits of Claudius and Nero and full Latin legends.
8 commentsJay GT403/01/18 at 01:36Randygeki(h2): Excellent addition
Neo_Claudius_drachm.jpg
Nero with Divus Claudius75 viewsNERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA
Laureate head of Nero right

DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG
Laureate head of Divus Claudius right.

Caesarea, Cappadocia

63-64 AD

2.95g

RPC I 3648; RIC 622.

From the collection of K.M. Germany. Ex-Roma E-sale 43 lot 334

Nicely centered drachm with double portraits of Claudius and Nero and full Latin legends.
8 commentsJay GT402/28/18 at 19:40David Atherton: Fantastic coin! Both portraits are superb.
Neo_Claudius_drachm.jpg
Nero with Divus Claudius75 viewsNERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA
Laureate head of Nero right

DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG
Laureate head of Divus Claudius right.

Caesarea, Cappadocia

63-64 AD

2.95g

RPC I 3648; RIC 622.

From the collection of K.M. Germany. Ex-Roma E-sale 43 lot 334

Nicely centered drachm with double portraits of Claudius and Nero and full Latin legends.
8 commentsJay GT402/28/18 at 19:20*Alex: I'm jealous ...
Neo_Claudius_drachm.jpg
Nero with Divus Claudius75 viewsNERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA
Laureate head of Nero right

DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG
Laureate head of Divus Claudius right.

Caesarea, Cappadocia

63-64 AD

2.95g

RPC I 3648; RIC 622.

From the collection of K.M. Germany. Ex-Roma E-sale 43 lot 334

Nicely centered drachm with double portraits of Claudius and Nero and full Latin legends.
8 commentsJay GT402/28/18 at 18:33Mat: Nice surfaces & glad you got one.
Neo_Claudius_drachm.jpg
Nero with Divus Claudius75 viewsNERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA
Laureate head of Nero right

DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG
Laureate head of Divus Claudius right.

Caesarea, Cappadocia

63-64 AD

2.95g

RPC I 3648; RIC 622.

From the collection of K.M. Germany. Ex-Roma E-sale 43 lot 334

Nicely centered drachm with double portraits of Claudius and Nero and full Latin legends.
8 commentsJay GT402/28/18 at 18:24FlaviusDomitianus: Great find, congrats!
Neo_Claudius_drachm.jpg
Nero with Divus Claudius75 viewsNERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA
Laureate head of Nero right

DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG
Laureate head of Divus Claudius right.

Caesarea, Cappadocia

63-64 AD

2.95g

RPC I 3648; RIC 622.

From the collection of K.M. Germany. Ex-Roma E-sale 43 lot 334

Nicely centered drachm with double portraits of Claudius and Nero and full Latin legends.
8 commentsJay GT402/28/18 at 18:23Sam: Superb coin.
BrettianJupiter.jpg
Bruttium drachm98 viewsVeiled head of Hera Lakinia right, wearing polos; scepter over shoulder, feather to left

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

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

Arslan dies 12/17’; Scheu 68–77 var. (obv. symbol);

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

Rare issue with feather on obverse, unknown to Scheu.

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

Tough to photograph, much better in hand.
5 commentsJay GT402/27/18 at 20:35Enodia: i love this veiled Hera!
Domitian_COS_XIII.jpg
RIC 0507 Domitian denariius58 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI
Laureate head right

IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing on capital of rostral colum, with spear and shield; to right owl

Rome mint
January 1- September 13, 87 AD

3.46g

RIC 507 (C)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT402/25/18 at 23:15peterpil19: Great coin!
Domitian_COS_XIII.jpg
RIC 0507 Domitian denariius58 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI
Laureate head right

IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing on capital of rostral colum, with spear and shield; to right owl

Rome mint
January 1- September 13, 87 AD

3.46g

RIC 507 (C)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT402/25/18 at 00:56Randygeki(h2): Excellent coin
Domitian_COS_XIII.jpg
RIC 0507 Domitian denariius58 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI
Laureate head right

IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing on capital of rostral colum, with spear and shield; to right owl

Rome mint
January 1- September 13, 87 AD

3.46g

RIC 507 (C)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT402/24/18 at 19:09FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice, diffrent dies than mine.
Domitian_COS_XIII.jpg
RIC 0507 Domitian denariius58 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI
Laureate head right

IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing on capital of rostral colum, with spear and shield; to right owl

Rome mint
January 1- September 13, 87 AD

3.46g

RIC 507 (C)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT402/24/18 at 17:04Sam: Superb.
Domitian_COS_XIII.jpg
RIC 0507 Domitian denariius58 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI
Laureate head right

IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing on capital of rostral colum, with spear and shield; to right owl

Rome mint
January 1- September 13, 87 AD

3.46g

RIC 507 (C)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT402/24/18 at 16:49Mat: Wow thats nice
Bruttium_Crab.jpg
Bruttium Terina52 viewsHead of ninph left

TEPI
Crab; above crescent.

Terina; c. 350-275 BC

4.01g

Rare
HNItaly 2646; SNG ANS 889.

Beautiful glossy black/brown patina

Ancient Terina was located on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Euphemia, about 20 km (12 mi) from Lamezia Terme in Calabria, Italy.
3 commentsJay GT402/11/18 at 03:26Randygeki(h2): Cool addition Jay
Bruttium_Crab.jpg
Bruttium Terina52 viewsHead of ninph left

TEPI
Crab; above crescent.

Terina; c. 350-275 BC

4.01g

Rare
HNItaly 2646; SNG ANS 889.

Beautiful glossy black/brown patina

Ancient Terina was located on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Euphemia, about 20 km (12 mi) from Lamezia Terme in Calabria, Italy.
3 commentsJay GT402/09/18 at 16:56Canaan: Nice!!!
AugustusCaesar.jpg
Augustus Æ 26 60 viewsCAESAR
Bare head of Augustus right

AVGVSTVS
in Laurel wreath

Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch mint

26mm, 13.6g.

RIC 486, RPC 2235
Scarce.

ex-Incitatus

Wildwinds example
Old cleaning scratches on both sides are not as pronounced in hand.

New photo
5 commentsJay GT402/08/18 at 23:03ancientone: Awesome patina!
Tarentumobol.jpg
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol70 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
9 commentsJay GT402/08/18 at 23:02ancientone: Very cool coin!
AlbinusBrutus.jpg
Junius Brutus Albinus37 viewsHead of Pietas right

ALBINVS BRVTI F
Clasped hands holding winged caduceus

3.1g

Rome
48 BC

Sear 427; Crawford 450/2; Sydenham 942; RBW 1577

Decimus Junius Brutus was a distant relative of Marcus Brutus. He was known as one of Caesar's "most intamate associates" and a friend of Mark Antony. Albinus had served under Caesar in both the Gallic Wars and the Civil War. He participated in the siege of Massilia (Marseilles) that held out against Caesar for months. He also commanded a Caesarian fleet.

Plutarch considered Albinus "of no great courage," but Albinus was a faithful and loyal supporter of Caesar. He was to be Consul in 42 BC along with Lucius Plancus. While awaiting the consulship Albinus was to become Governor of Cisalpine Gaul when the post became available in the spring of 44BC

Albinus was approached by Cassius and Labeo to involve him in the conspiracy to murder Caesar. Albinus wanted to make sure Marcus Brutus was involved before agreeing to the plot. After meeting with Brutus he agreed. Both Brutus and Albinus received notification of a meeting of the Senate on March 15th and Albinus agreed to use an exhibition of his Gladiators after the meeting as protection in case things got out of hand after the murder had taken place. Caesar's retired legionaries were all around the city and none of the conspirators knew how they would react at Caesar's death.

At a dinner at the house of Marcus Lepidus on the night of March 14, 44BC Caesar was in attendence along with Decimus Brutus. Towards the end of the night Caesar's secretary approached for him to sign some letters. As he was signing Albinus posed a philosophical question to him: "What sort of death is best?" Caesar answered "A sudden one"

The next morning the Senate awaited Caesar to arrive. Caesr's wife Calpurnia and the auspeces warned Caesar not to attend the meeting. When Caesar delayed the conspirator's sent Albinus to Caesar's house. Albinus convinced Caesar to at least postpone the meeting in person. Antony was against this idea. Caesar was then murered by the conspirators in the Theater of Pompey in the Campus Martius, Albinus being a key player in the conspiracy.
2 commentsJay GT402/05/18 at 17:30okidoki: nice clasping Jay
Thorius_Balbus.jpg
L. Thorius Balbus32 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right clad in goat skin
ISMR behind

Rev.
Bull charging right H above THORIVS below
BALBVS in ex

Rome 105 BC
3.76g

Sear 191; Craw., 316/1; Bab., 1; Syd., 598

ex-Calgary coins

C. Thorius Balbus was Born a native of Lanuvium. Cicero describes him as a man who lived in such a manner that there was not a single pleasure, however refined or rate, that he did not enjoy. He is possibly the son of M. Aclius Balbus (168 B.C.) A coin was minted in honor of L. Thorius Balbus. On the front is the head of Juno Sospita, a god whose worship was of great antiquity in Lanuvium, and the letters I.S.M.R. On the reverse is L.THORIVS BALBVS with a bull rushing forward.
1 commentsJay GT402/04/18 at 10:36Canaan: Nicecrepublicans with nice toning
AlbinusBrutus.jpg
Junius Brutus Albinus37 viewsHead of Pietas right

ALBINVS BRVTI F
Clasped hands holding winged caduceus

3.1g

Rome
48 BC

Sear 427; Crawford 450/2; Sydenham 942; RBW 1577

Decimus Junius Brutus was a distant relative of Marcus Brutus. He was known as one of Caesar's "most intamate associates" and a friend of Mark Antony. Albinus had served under Caesar in both the Gallic Wars and the Civil War. He participated in the siege of Massilia (Marseilles) that held out against Caesar for months. He also commanded a Caesarian fleet.

Plutarch considered Albinus "of no great courage," but Albinus was a faithful and loyal supporter of Caesar. He was to be Consul in 42 BC along with Lucius Plancus. While awaiting the consulship Albinus was to become Governor of Cisalpine Gaul when the post became available in the spring of 44BC

Albinus was approached by Cassius and Labeo to involve him in the conspiracy to murder Caesar. Albinus wanted to make sure Marcus Brutus was involved before agreeing to the plot. After meeting with Brutus he agreed. Both Brutus and Albinus received notification of a meeting of the Senate on March 15th and Albinus agreed to use an exhibition of his Gladiators after the meeting as protection in case things got out of hand after the murder had taken place. Caesar's retired legionaries were all around the city and none of the conspirators knew how they would react at Caesar's death.

At a dinner at the house of Marcus Lepidus on the night of March 14, 44BC Caesar was in attendence along with Decimus Brutus. Towards the end of the night Caesar's secretary approached for him to sign some letters. As he was signing Albinus posed a philosophical question to him: "What sort of death is best?" Caesar answered "A sudden one"

The next morning the Senate awaited Caesar to arrive. Caesr's wife Calpurnia and the auspeces warned Caesar not to attend the meeting. When Caesar delayed the conspirator's sent Albinus to Caesar's house. Albinus convinced Caesar to at least postpone the meeting in person. Antony was against this idea. Caesar was then murered by the conspirators in the Theater of Pompey in the Campus Martius, Albinus being a key player in the conspiracy.
2 commentsJay GT402/04/18 at 10:36Canaan: Very nice!!!
Cato~0.jpg
C. Porcius Cato42 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right X behind

Victory in biga right
C CATO below ROMA in Ex.

Rome, 123 BC

3.88g

Sear 149, Crawford 274/1, Sydenham 417
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 13:42Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
Saufeius.jpg
L Saufeius44 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right X behind

Victory in biga right L SAVF VF in monogram
ROMA below

Rome, 152 BC
3.54g

Sear 83, Saufeia 1, Syd 384
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 13:41Randygeki(h2): A nice example!
DSC00049.jpg
Ap Claudius Pulcher, T Manlius and Q Urbinius37 viewsHead of Roma right quadrangular device containing circle behind

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

Sear 176, Crawford 299/1a.

Rome 11/110 BC

3.89g

This coin depicts the rare three horse chariot the triga. The only other example being on a serrated denarii of C. Naevius Balbus in the time of Sulla
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 13:41Randygeki(h2): A cool reverse
Saufeius.jpg
L Saufeius44 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right X behind

Victory in biga right L SAVF VF in monogram
ROMA below

Rome, 152 BC
3.54g

Sear 83, Saufeia 1, Syd 384
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 11:30Canaan: Beautiful!!!
DSC00049.jpg
Ap Claudius Pulcher, T Manlius and Q Urbinius37 viewsHead of Roma right quadrangular device containing circle behind

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

Sear 176, Crawford 299/1a.

Rome 11/110 BC

3.89g

This coin depicts the rare three horse chariot the triga. The only other example being on a serrated denarii of C. Naevius Balbus in the time of Sulla
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 11:29Canaan: Very nice!!!
Cato~0.jpg
C. Porcius Cato42 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right X behind

Victory in biga right
C CATO below ROMA in Ex.

Rome, 123 BC

3.88g

Sear 149, Crawford 274/1, Sydenham 417
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 11:28Canaan: Great details, congrats
Tarentumobol.jpg
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol70 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
9 commentsJay GT401/28/18 at 10:10quadrans: Nice find
Tarentumobol.jpg
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol70 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
9 commentsJay GT401/28/18 at 08:15Grant H: love the ox
Tarentumobol.jpg
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol70 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
9 commentsJay GT401/28/18 at 04:20Canaan: Very nice!!!
Tarentumobol.jpg
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol70 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
9 commentsJay GT401/28/18 at 01:59Randygeki(h2): Thats neat little coin. Cool addition
Tarentumobol.jpg
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol70 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
9 commentsJay GT401/27/18 at 23:54Nemonater: Nice toning!
Tarentumobol.jpg
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol70 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
9 commentsJay GT401/27/18 at 19:39Enodia: A great addition Jay, but of course I'm slight...
Tarentumobol.jpg
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol70 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
9 commentsJay GT401/27/18 at 18:21Mat: Nice addition and toning
Septimius_Victory.jpg
Septimius Severus49 viewsSEVERVS AVG PART MAX
Laureate head of Severus right

PM TR P VIII COS II P P
Victory hovering left holding open wreath with both hands over shield set on base

Rome 200 AD
Sear 6333; RSC 454; RIC 150

3.23g

ex-Calgary Coins

2017 Forum Best of Type Winner

Fantastic old cabinet toning, darker in hand

SOLD Forum Auction April 2019
2 commentsJay GT401/25/18 at 04:37Randygeki(h2): Very cool! Nice pic.
Septimius.jpg
Septimius Severus59 viewsSEVERVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head of Severus right

FVNDATOR PACIS
Severus, togate standing left holding branch and scroll

Rome 201 AD
3.6g

RIC IV: 265, Sear 6282, RSC 205

Ex-Calgary Coins

SOLD Forum Auction April 2019
3 commentsJay GT401/25/18 at 04:36Randygeki(h2): Very neat coin
Septimius_Victory.jpg
Septimius Severus49 viewsSEVERVS AVG PART MAX
Laureate head of Severus right

PM TR P VIII COS II P P
Victory hovering left holding open wreath with both hands over shield set on base

Rome 200 AD
Sear 6333; RSC 454; RIC 150

3.23g

ex-Calgary Coins

2017 Forum Best of Type Winner

Fantastic old cabinet toning, darker in hand

SOLD Forum Auction April 2019
2 commentsJay GT401/25/18 at 03:57Canaan: Great addition
Septimius.jpg
Septimius Severus59 viewsSEVERVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head of Severus right

FVNDATOR PACIS
Severus, togate standing left holding branch and scroll

Rome 201 AD
3.6g

RIC IV: 265, Sear 6282, RSC 205

Ex-Calgary Coins

SOLD Forum Auction April 2019
3 commentsJay GT401/25/18 at 03:56Canaan: Great coin!!!
Septimius.jpg
Septimius Severus59 viewsSEVERVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head of Severus right

FVNDATOR PACIS
Severus, togate standing left holding branch and scroll

Rome 201 AD
3.6g

RIC IV: 265, Sear 6282, RSC 205

Ex-Calgary Coins

SOLD Forum Auction April 2019
3 commentsJay GT401/25/18 at 00:27David Atherton: Superb!
Q_Balbvs.jpg
82-83 BC* Q ANTONIUS BALBUS102 viewsLaureate head of Jupiter right; S•C behind

Victory in quadriga right; I below horses, Q ANTO BALB/PR in two lines in exergue.

Rome, 83 BC

3.99g

Crawford 364/1d; Sydenham 742b; Antonia 1. Sear 279

Lustrous Choice VF. Slight Flan flaw (weight reduction) on obverse in field.

ex-ANE

Anti Sullan Issue Struck by Order of the Senate SC.
Q. Antonius Balbus was a member of the Marian party, and in 82 BC was appointed praetor of Sardinia. Before leaving for Sardinia, this issue was struck by order of the Senate which was dominated by members of the Marian party to pay the army preparing to resist the return of Sulla. The reverse imagery reflects the expectations of Q. Antonius Balbus. Sulla was victorius in the battle of the Colline gate, and in 82 BC, Q. Antonius Balbus was removed from his position as praetor by L. Philippus and killed.

New photo of the very first denarius I bought.


5 commentsJay GT401/24/18 at 23:50David Atherton: Great coin with a neat 'al marco' weight r...
Bruttium_Zeus.jpg
Bruttium Uncia63 viewsLaureate and bearded head of Zeus right.

BPET-TIΩN
Eagle standing left with open wings; at left cornucopiae, above double-axe.

214-211 BC

7.69g

HN Italy 1978

Ebay, From the Tony Hardy collection #999
5 commentsJay GT401/23/18 at 04:33Randygeki(h2): Very nice example Jay
Bruttium_Zeus.jpg
Bruttium Uncia63 viewsLaureate and bearded head of Zeus right.

BPET-TIΩN
Eagle standing left with open wings; at left cornucopiae, above double-axe.

214-211 BC

7.69g

HN Italy 1978

Ebay, From the Tony Hardy collection #999
5 commentsJay GT401/22/18 at 18:02quadrans: Great piece ..
Bruttium_Zeus.jpg
Bruttium Uncia63 viewsLaureate and bearded head of Zeus right.

BPET-TIΩN
Eagle standing left with open wings; at left cornucopiae, above double-axe.

214-211 BC

7.69g

HN Italy 1978

Ebay, From the Tony Hardy collection #999
5 commentsJay GT401/22/18 at 14:50Sam: Fantastic eagle.
Bruttium_Zeus.jpg
Bruttium Uncia63 viewsLaureate and bearded head of Zeus right.

BPET-TIΩN
Eagle standing left with open wings; at left cornucopiae, above double-axe.

214-211 BC

7.69g

HN Italy 1978

Ebay, From the Tony Hardy collection #999
5 commentsJay GT401/22/18 at 14:36Enodia: Nice eagle, and great provenance.
Bruttium_Zeus.jpg
Bruttium Uncia63 viewsLaureate and bearded head of Zeus right.

BPET-TIΩN
Eagle standing left with open wings; at left cornucopiae, above double-axe.

214-211 BC

7.69g

HN Italy 1978

Ebay, From the Tony Hardy collection #999
5 commentsJay GT401/22/18 at 14:13okidoki: wonderful Jay great reverse
hadiranAET.jpg
Hadrian denarius167 viewsIMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laur. bust of Hadrian right with light drapery on far shoulder

AET AVG (in field) P M TR P COS DES III
Aeternitas standing left holding heads of Sol and Luna

Rome 135 AD

3.39g

Rare
Sear 3458
Ric 48

Ex-ancient Caesar

SOLD April 2017
4 commentsJay GT401/19/18 at 17:57okidoki: very nice Jay
Vespasian_Antioch.jpg
RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius145 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
9 commentsJay GT401/19/18 at 14:42Jay GT4: Yes it's rough but try finding a nicer one :-...
Vespasian_Antioch.jpg
RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius145 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
9 commentsJay GT401/18/18 at 23:27imperator: rough coin
AugustusCaesar.jpg
Augustus Æ 26 60 viewsCAESAR
Bare head of Augustus right

AVGVSTVS
in Laurel wreath

Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch mint

26mm, 13.6g.

RIC 486, RPC 2235
Scarce.

ex-Incitatus

Wildwinds example
Old cleaning scratches on both sides are not as pronounced in hand.

New photo
5 commentsJay GT401/18/18 at 03:06Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
AugustusCaesar.jpg
Augustus Æ 26 60 viewsCAESAR
Bare head of Augustus right

AVGVSTVS
in Laurel wreath

Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch mint

26mm, 13.6g.

RIC 486, RPC 2235
Scarce.

ex-Incitatus

Wildwinds example
Old cleaning scratches on both sides are not as pronounced in hand.

New photo
5 commentsJay GT401/17/18 at 20:13Nemonater: Great coin. Honest wear with beautiful patina!
AugustusCaesar.jpg
Augustus Æ 26 60 viewsCAESAR
Bare head of Augustus right

AVGVSTVS
in Laurel wreath

Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch mint

26mm, 13.6g.

RIC 486, RPC 2235
Scarce.

ex-Incitatus

Wildwinds example
Old cleaning scratches on both sides are not as pronounced in hand.

New photo
5 commentsJay GT401/17/18 at 18:44Mat: Very nice
AugustusCaesar.jpg
Augustus Æ 26 60 viewsCAESAR
Bare head of Augustus right

AVGVSTVS
in Laurel wreath

Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch mint

26mm, 13.6g.

RIC 486, RPC 2235
Scarce.

ex-Incitatus

Wildwinds example
Old cleaning scratches on both sides are not as pronounced in hand.

New photo
5 commentsJay GT401/17/18 at 18:20quadrans: So nice..
Domitian_Tet_1978.jpg
RPC II 1978 Domitian tetradrachm92 viewsAVT KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓEΡM
Laureate head right; aegis at point of bust

ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY H (date; year 8)
Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with wings spread; palm frond to right.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch, 88/89 AD

13.61g; 29 mm

McAlee 398; Prieur 145; RPC II 1978.

Ex-Zurqieh

Wonderful style with fine detailed Aegis/Gorgon head

7 commentsJay GT401/12/18 at 11:41okidoki: great aegis
Antioch_Quadriga.jpg
RIC 1559 Vespasian Antioch denarius49 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head right

Vespasian standing right with branch and sceptre in Quadriga right

Antioch, 72/3 AD

3.24g

RIC 1559 (C)

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics

Struck on a tight flan which is typical of the Antioch issues.
3 commentsJay GT401/12/18 at 03:58Randygeki(h2): Great looking coin
Antioch_Quadriga.jpg
RIC 1559 Vespasian Antioch denarius49 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head right

Vespasian standing right with branch and sceptre in Quadriga right

Antioch, 72/3 AD

3.24g

RIC 1559 (C)

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics

Struck on a tight flan which is typical of the Antioch issues.
3 commentsJay GT401/12/18 at 00:28Nemonater: Perfectly centered, nice catch!
Antioch_Quadriga.jpg
RIC 1559 Vespasian Antioch denarius49 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII
Laureate head right

Vespasian standing right with branch and sceptre in Quadriga right

Antioch, 72/3 AD

3.24g

RIC 1559 (C)

Ex-Sphinx Numismatics

Struck on a tight flan which is typical of the Antioch issues.
3 commentsJay GT401/11/18 at 18:06quadrans: Nice portrait from Antioch, great quadriga..
Domitian_Tet_1978.jpg
RPC II 1978 Domitian tetradrachm92 viewsAVT KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓEΡM
Laureate head right; aegis at point of bust

ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY H (date; year 8)
Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with wings spread; palm frond to right.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch, 88/89 AD

13.61g; 29 mm

McAlee 398; Prieur 145; RPC II 1978.

Ex-Zurqieh

Wonderful style with fine detailed Aegis/Gorgon head

7 commentsJay GT401/11/18 at 11:15quadrans: Great Aegis with the nice Domitian portrait...
Domitian_Tet_1978.jpg
RPC II 1978 Domitian tetradrachm92 viewsAVT KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓEΡM
Laureate head right; aegis at point of bust

ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY H (date; year 8)
Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with wings spread; palm frond to right.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch, 88/89 AD

13.61g; 29 mm

McAlee 398; Prieur 145; RPC II 1978.

Ex-Zurqieh

Wonderful style with fine detailed Aegis/Gorgon head

7 commentsJay GT401/11/18 at 03:25Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
Domitian_Tet_1978.jpg
RPC II 1978 Domitian tetradrachm92 viewsAVT KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓEΡM
Laureate head right; aegis at point of bust

ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY H (date; year 8)
Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with wings spread; palm frond to right.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch, 88/89 AD

13.61g; 29 mm

McAlee 398; Prieur 145; RPC II 1978.

Ex-Zurqieh

Wonderful style with fine detailed Aegis/Gorgon head

7 commentsJay GT401/11/18 at 01:16Canaan: I love these Syrian tets
Domitian_Tet_1978.jpg
RPC II 1978 Domitian tetradrachm92 viewsAVT KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓEΡM
Laureate head right; aegis at point of bust

ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY H (date; year 8)
Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with wings spread; palm frond to right.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch, 88/89 AD

13.61g; 29 mm

McAlee 398; Prieur 145; RPC II 1978.

Ex-Zurqieh

Wonderful style with fine detailed Aegis/Gorgon head

7 commentsJay GT401/10/18 at 20:33David Atherton: Superb portrait!
Domitian_Tet_1978.jpg
RPC II 1978 Domitian tetradrachm92 viewsAVT KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓEΡM
Laureate head right; aegis at point of bust

ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY H (date; year 8)
Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with wings spread; palm frond to right.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch, 88/89 AD

13.61g; 29 mm

McAlee 398; Prieur 145; RPC II 1978.

Ex-Zurqieh

Wonderful style with fine detailed Aegis/Gorgon head

7 commentsJay GT401/10/18 at 19:44FlaviusDomitianus: Excellent example.
Domitian_Tet_1978.jpg
RPC II 1978 Domitian tetradrachm92 viewsAVT KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓEΡM
Laureate head right; aegis at point of bust

ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY H (date; year 8)
Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with wings spread; palm frond to right.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch, 88/89 AD

13.61g; 29 mm

McAlee 398; Prieur 145; RPC II 1978.

Ex-Zurqieh

Wonderful style with fine detailed Aegis/Gorgon head

7 commentsJay GT401/10/18 at 19:08Nemonater: Oh man, nice double portrait! Domitian and Medusa!
Q_Balbvs.jpg
82-83 BC* Q ANTONIUS BALBUS102 viewsLaureate head of Jupiter right; S•C behind

Victory in quadriga right; I below horses, Q ANTO BALB/PR in two lines in exergue.

Rome, 83 BC

3.99g

Crawford 364/1d; Sydenham 742b; Antonia 1. Sear 279

Lustrous Choice VF. Slight Flan flaw (weight reduction) on obverse in field.

ex-ANE

Anti Sullan Issue Struck by Order of the Senate SC.
Q. Antonius Balbus was a member of the Marian party, and in 82 BC was appointed praetor of Sardinia. Before leaving for Sardinia, this issue was struck by order of the Senate which was dominated by members of the Marian party to pay the army preparing to resist the return of Sulla. The reverse imagery reflects the expectations of Q. Antonius Balbus. Sulla was victorius in the battle of the Colline gate, and in 82 BC, Q. Antonius Balbus was removed from his position as praetor by L. Philippus and killed.

New photo of the very first denarius I bought.


5 commentsJay GT401/05/18 at 06:25Randygeki(h2): Great pic of a neat coin
Q_Balbvs.jpg
82-83 BC* Q ANTONIUS BALBUS102 viewsLaureate head of Jupiter right; S•C behind

Victory in quadriga right; I below horses, Q ANTO BALB/PR in two lines in exergue.

Rome, 83 BC

3.99g

Crawford 364/1d; Sydenham 742b; Antonia 1. Sear 279

Lustrous Choice VF. Slight Flan flaw (weight reduction) on obverse in field.

ex-ANE

Anti Sullan Issue Struck by Order of the Senate SC.
Q. Antonius Balbus was a member of the Marian party, and in 82 BC was appointed praetor of Sardinia. Before leaving for Sardinia, this issue was struck by order of the Senate which was dominated by members of the Marian party to pay the army preparing to resist the return of Sulla. The reverse imagery reflects the expectations of Q. Antonius Balbus. Sulla was victorius in the battle of the Colline gate, and in 82 BC, Q. Antonius Balbus was removed from his position as praetor by L. Philippus and killed.

New photo of the very first denarius I bought.


5 commentsJay GT401/04/18 at 16:27Nemonater: The picture is OK
Q_Balbvs.jpg
82-83 BC* Q ANTONIUS BALBUS102 viewsLaureate head of Jupiter right; S•C behind

Victory in quadriga right; I below horses, Q ANTO BALB/PR in two lines in exergue.

Rome, 83 BC

3.99g

Crawford 364/1d; Sydenham 742b; Antonia 1. Sear 279

Lustrous Choice VF. Slight Flan flaw (weight reduction) on obverse in field.

ex-ANE

Anti Sullan Issue Struck by Order of the Senate SC.
Q. Antonius Balbus was a member of the Marian party, and in 82 BC was appointed praetor of Sardinia. Before leaving for Sardinia, this issue was struck by order of the Senate which was dominated by members of the Marian party to pay the army preparing to resist the return of Sulla. The reverse imagery reflects the expectations of Q. Antonius Balbus. Sulla was victorius in the battle of the Colline gate, and in 82 BC, Q. Antonius Balbus was removed from his position as praetor by L. Philippus and killed.

New photo of the very first denarius I bought.


5 commentsJay GT401/04/18 at 14:46quadrans: Great coin
Q_Balbvs.jpg
82-83 BC* Q ANTONIUS BALBUS102 viewsLaureate head of Jupiter right; S•C behind

Victory in quadriga right; I below horses, Q ANTO BALB/PR in two lines in exergue.

Rome, 83 BC

3.99g

Crawford 364/1d; Sydenham 742b; Antonia 1. Sear 279

Lustrous Choice VF. Slight Flan flaw (weight reduction) on obverse in field.

ex-ANE

Anti Sullan Issue Struck by Order of the Senate SC.
Q. Antonius Balbus was a member of the Marian party, and in 82 BC was appointed praetor of Sardinia. Before leaving for Sardinia, this issue was struck by order of the Senate which was dominated by members of the Marian party to pay the army preparing to resist the return of Sulla. The reverse imagery reflects the expectations of Q. Antonius Balbus. Sulla was victorius in the battle of the Colline gate, and in 82 BC, Q. Antonius Balbus was removed from his position as praetor by L. Philippus and killed.

New photo of the very first denarius I bought.


5 commentsJay GT401/04/18 at 03:19Canaan: Very nice and historical coin!!
Brutus_Koson.jpg
Brutus Gold Stater 183 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

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

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

8.38g

Choice aUNC

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

Ex-ANE, Ex CNG

Clickable for larger image

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

And of course the numiswiki article:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Koson
15 commentsJay GT401/01/18 at 09:22okidoki: cheers Jay, Happy new year
Vespasian_COSITER~0.jpg
RIC 0021 Vespasian Denariius75 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
laureate head right

COS ITER TR POT
Aequitas standing left holding scales and sceptre

Rome 70 AD

3.51g

RIC II 21 (C), BMC 17, RSC 94a, Sear 2284


Another early portrait that has Vitellius' features.

New Photo
5 commentsJay GT412/27/17 at 01:23David Atherton: I love these early transition style denarii. Very ...
Vespasian_COSITER~0.jpg
RIC 0021 Vespasian Denariius75 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
laureate head right

COS ITER TR POT
Aequitas standing left holding scales and sceptre

Rome 70 AD

3.51g

RIC II 21 (C), BMC 17, RSC 94a, Sear 2284


Another early portrait that has Vitellius' features.

New Photo
5 commentsJay GT412/26/17 at 20:21Nemonater: I love it!
Vespasian_COSITER~0.jpg
RIC 0021 Vespasian Denariius75 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
laureate head right

COS ITER TR POT
Aequitas standing left holding scales and sceptre

Rome 70 AD

3.51g

RIC II 21 (C), BMC 17, RSC 94a, Sear 2284


Another early portrait that has Vitellius' features.

New Photo
5 commentsJay GT412/26/17 at 19:31*Alex: Excellent!
Vespasian_COSITER~0.jpg
RIC 0021 Vespasian Denariius75 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
laureate head right

COS ITER TR POT
Aequitas standing left holding scales and sceptre

Rome 70 AD

3.51g

RIC II 21 (C), BMC 17, RSC 94a, Sear 2284


Another early portrait that has Vitellius' features.

New Photo
5 commentsJay GT412/26/17 at 16:07quadrans: Great coin
Vespasian_COSITER~0.jpg
RIC 0021 Vespasian Denariius75 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
laureate head right

COS ITER TR POT
Aequitas standing left holding scales and sceptre

Rome 70 AD

3.51g

RIC II 21 (C), BMC 17, RSC 94a, Sear 2284


Another early portrait that has Vitellius' features.

New Photo
5 commentsJay GT412/26/17 at 16:04Randygeki(h2): Really like the portrait on this one
Domitian_COS_XI.jpg
RIC 0393 Domitian denarius98 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

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

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT412/25/17 at 05:12Pharsalos: Wonderful, artistic obverse!
Domitian_Cist.jpg
RIC 0844 Domitian Cistophoric100 viewsIMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand

10.60g

Rome mint for circulation in the East. 82 AD

RIC 844 (R); RPC 868

Ex-Roy's Coin
Roughness (die rust?) around features not visible in hand.
8 commentsJay GT412/12/17 at 03:28quadrans: Nice one Jay..
Domitian_Cist.jpg
RIC 0844 Domitian Cistophoric100 viewsIMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand

10.60g

Rome mint for circulation in the East. 82 AD

RIC 844 (R); RPC 868

Ex-Roy's Coin
Roughness (die rust?) around features not visible in hand.
8 commentsJay GT412/12/17 at 00:44David Atherton: Fine style example!
Domitian_Cist.jpg
RIC 0844 Domitian Cistophoric100 viewsIMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand

10.60g

Rome mint for circulation in the East. 82 AD

RIC 844 (R); RPC 868

Ex-Roy's Coin
Roughness (die rust?) around features not visible in hand.
8 commentsJay GT412/12/17 at 00:05peterpil19: Great coin Jay, you can see intense focus on Domit...
Domitian_Cist.jpg
RIC 0844 Domitian Cistophoric100 viewsIMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand

10.60g

Rome mint for circulation in the East. 82 AD

RIC 844 (R); RPC 868

Ex-Roy's Coin
Roughness (die rust?) around features not visible in hand.
8 commentsJay GT412/11/17 at 16:14Enodia: Nice one, and a very expressive portrait.
Domitian_Cist.jpg
RIC 0844 Domitian Cistophoric100 viewsIMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand

10.60g

Rome mint for circulation in the East. 82 AD

RIC 844 (R); RPC 868

Ex-Roy's Coin
Roughness (die rust?) around features not visible in hand.
8 commentsJay GT412/11/17 at 15:26Randygeki(h2): Very cool addition! Congrats!
Domitian_Cist.jpg
RIC 0844 Domitian Cistophoric100 viewsIMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand

10.60g

Rome mint for circulation in the East. 82 AD

RIC 844 (R); RPC 868

Ex-Roy's Coin
Roughness (die rust?) around features not visible in hand.
8 commentsJay GT412/11/17 at 13:25FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example, different dies than mine.
Domitian_Cist.jpg
RIC 0844 Domitian Cistophoric100 viewsIMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand

10.60g

Rome mint for circulation in the East. 82 AD

RIC 844 (R); RPC 868

Ex-Roy's Coin
Roughness (die rust?) around features not visible in hand.
8 commentsJay GT412/11/17 at 13:22okidoki: Nice Heavy metal
Domitian_Cist.jpg
RIC 0844 Domitian Cistophoric100 viewsIMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand

10.60g

Rome mint for circulation in the East. 82 AD

RIC 844 (R); RPC 868

Ex-Roy's Coin
Roughness (die rust?) around features not visible in hand.
8 commentsJay GT412/11/17 at 13:18Canaan: Great coin, on the wish list
Vibo.jpg
Bruttium Vibo Valentia Semis78 views Bronze semis

head of Juno (Hera) right, wearing stephane, S (mark of value) behind

VALENTIA
Double cornucopia overflowing with grain and grapes, carnyx (control symbol) and S (mark of value) on right


Vibo Valentia mint, 193 - 150 B.C.

3.57g, 18.1 mm 270o

Mensitieri Valentia 211; HN Italy 2263; SNG ANS 483, SNG Cop 1849; BMC Italy p. 361, 16 (control described as staff ending in boar's head)

Ex-Forum from the Andrew McCabe Collection
6 commentsJay GT412/06/17 at 18:50Nemonater: Interesting!
Vibo.jpg
Bruttium Vibo Valentia Semis78 views Bronze semis

head of Juno (Hera) right, wearing stephane, S (mark of value) behind

VALENTIA
Double cornucopia overflowing with grain and grapes, carnyx (control symbol) and S (mark of value) on right


Vibo Valentia mint, 193 - 150 B.C.

3.57g, 18.1 mm 270o

Mensitieri Valentia 211; HN Italy 2263; SNG ANS 483, SNG Cop 1849; BMC Italy p. 361, 16 (control described as staff ending in boar's head)

Ex-Forum from the Andrew McCabe Collection
6 commentsJay GT411/30/17 at 22:19Randygeki(h2): nice
Vibo.jpg
Bruttium Vibo Valentia Semis78 views Bronze semis

head of Juno (Hera) right, wearing stephane, S (mark of value) behind

VALENTIA
Double cornucopia overflowing with grain and grapes, carnyx (control symbol) and S (mark of value) on right


Vibo Valentia mint, 193 - 150 B.C.

3.57g, 18.1 mm 270o

Mensitieri Valentia 211; HN Italy 2263; SNG ANS 483, SNG Cop 1849; BMC Italy p. 361, 16 (control described as staff ending in boar's head)

Ex-Forum from the Andrew McCabe Collection
6 commentsJay GT411/30/17 at 12:54quadrans: Nice pick up Jay
Vibo.jpg
Bruttium Vibo Valentia Semis78 views Bronze semis

head of Juno (Hera) right, wearing stephane, S (mark of value) behind

VALENTIA
Double cornucopia overflowing with grain and grapes, carnyx (control symbol) and S (mark of value) on right


Vibo Valentia mint, 193 - 150 B.C.

3.57g, 18.1 mm 270o

Mensitieri Valentia 211; HN Italy 2263; SNG ANS 483, SNG Cop 1849; BMC Italy p. 361, 16 (control described as staff ending in boar's head)

Ex-Forum from the Andrew McCabe Collection
6 commentsJay GT411/30/17 at 02:43Canaan: Nice
Vibo.jpg
Bruttium Vibo Valentia Semis78 views Bronze semis

head of Juno (Hera) right, wearing stephane, S (mark of value) behind

VALENTIA
Double cornucopia overflowing with grain and grapes, carnyx (control symbol) and S (mark of value) on right


Vibo Valentia mint, 193 - 150 B.C.

3.57g, 18.1 mm 270o

Mensitieri Valentia 211; HN Italy 2263; SNG ANS 483, SNG Cop 1849; BMC Italy p. 361, 16 (control described as staff ending in boar's head)

Ex-Forum from the Andrew McCabe Collection
6 commentsJay GT411/30/17 at 00:30NORMAN K: connection makes it an even better nice find.
Vibo.jpg
Bruttium Vibo Valentia Semis78 views Bronze semis

head of Juno (Hera) right, wearing stephane, S (mark of value) behind

VALENTIA
Double cornucopia overflowing with grain and grapes, carnyx (control symbol) and S (mark of value) on right


Vibo Valentia mint, 193 - 150 B.C.

3.57g, 18.1 mm 270o

Mensitieri Valentia 211; HN Italy 2263; SNG ANS 483, SNG Cop 1849; BMC Italy p. 361, 16 (control described as staff ending in boar's head)

Ex-Forum from the Andrew McCabe Collection
6 commentsJay GT411/29/17 at 17:43okidoki: Nice Jay
Domitian_COS_XI.jpg
RIC 0393 Domitian denarius98 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

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

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT411/25/17 at 19:03ancientdave: That's quite a regal portrait! Great find!
Domitian_COS_XVI.jpg
RIC 0741 Domitian denarius 69 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG FERM P M TR PXII
Laureate head right

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

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

3.67g

RIC 741 (C3)

Ex-Calgary Coins
3 commentsJay GT411/25/17 at 19:02ancientdave: Sweet!
Poseidonia_stater.jpg
Lucania Poseidonia stater77 viewsΠΟΜΕΣ
Poseidon standing right, wearing chlamys around shoulders, brandishing trident

ΠΟΜΕΣ (retrograde)
Bull standing to left, above

Poseidonia, Lucania

470-445 BC

8.01g

SNG ANS 661; HN Italy 1114

Ex-Geoffrey Bell auction September 2017 lot 896
5 commentsJay GT411/24/17 at 18:31Nemonater: Man, that is nice!
Sybaris.jpg
Lucania Sybaris drachm96 viewsBull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; all within border of dots VM in exergue

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

LUCANIA, Sybaris

Circa 550-510 BC.

2.04g

HN III 1736. SNG ANS 847 ff.

Chipped. Old cabinet toning.

Ex-Londinium
4 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 18:13okidoki: Bull eye
Sybaris.jpg
Lucania Sybaris drachm96 viewsBull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; all within border of dots VM in exergue

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

LUCANIA, Sybaris

Circa 550-510 BC.

2.04g

HN III 1736. SNG ANS 847 ff.

Chipped. Old cabinet toning.

Ex-Londinium
4 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 17:36Grant H: love the Bull
Domitian_COS_XI.jpg
RIC 0393 Domitian denarius98 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

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

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 10:57okidoki: great looking Jay
Domitian_COS_XI.jpg
RIC 0393 Domitian denarius98 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

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

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 05:45FlaviusDomitianus: Great style here!
Domitian_COS_XVI.jpg
RIC 0741 Domitian denarius 69 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG FERM P M TR PXII
Laureate head right

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

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

3.67g

RIC 741 (C3)

Ex-Calgary Coins
3 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 05:44FlaviusDomitianus: A nice and heavy coin indeed!
Domitian_COS_XI.jpg
RIC 0393 Domitian denarius98 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

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

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 01:54orfew: Terrific portrait!
Sybaris.jpg
Lucania Sybaris drachm96 viewsBull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; all within border of dots VM in exergue

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

LUCANIA, Sybaris

Circa 550-510 BC.

2.04g

HN III 1736. SNG ANS 847 ff.

Chipped. Old cabinet toning.

Ex-Londinium
4 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 01:30Randygeki(h2): A neat addition
Domitian_COS_XVI.jpg
RIC 0741 Domitian denarius 69 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG FERM P M TR PXII
Laureate head right

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

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

3.67g

RIC 741 (C3)

Ex-Calgary Coins
3 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 01:30Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
Domitian_COS_XI.jpg
RIC 0393 Domitian denarius98 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

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

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT411/19/17 at 01:30Randygeki(h2): An awesome coin!
Domitian_COS_XI.jpg
RIC 0393 Domitian denarius98 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
Laureate head right

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

Rome 85 AD (6th issue)

3.49g

RIC 393 (R)

Ex-Calgary Coin
7 commentsJay GT411/18/17 at 20:07David Atherton: Superb coin!
Domitian_wreath.jpg
RIC 0048 Domitian denarius137 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P COS VII DES VIII
Curule chair, wreath above

Rome, September 13-December 31, 81 AD

3.5g

RIC 48 (C)

Ex- RM Collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
8 commentsJay GT410/29/17 at 23:28NORMAN K: Beautiful coin.
Domitian_COS_COS_VII_DES_VIII.jpg
RIC 0070 Domitian Denarius Fake107 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

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

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g


Ebay

Lipanoff fake from struck dies

Published: Sofia 2004, no.38

7 commentsJay GT410/29/17 at 23:26NORMAN K: nice find
Domitian_COS_COS_VII_DES_VIII.jpg
RIC 0070 Domitian Denarius Fake107 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

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

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g


Ebay

Lipanoff fake from struck dies

Published: Sofia 2004, no.38

7 commentsJay GT410/28/17 at 07:15Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
Domitian_COS_COS_VII_DES_VIII.jpg
RIC 0070 Domitian Denarius Fake107 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

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

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g


Ebay

Lipanoff fake from struck dies

Published: Sofia 2004, no.38

7 commentsJay GT410/26/17 at 17:57okidoki: Well centered
Domitian_COS_COS_VII_DES_VIII.jpg
RIC 0070 Domitian Denarius Fake107 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

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

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g


Ebay

Lipanoff fake from struck dies

Published: Sofia 2004, no.38

7 commentsJay GT410/26/17 at 11:16Canaan: Nice!
Domitian_COS_COS_VII_DES_VIII.jpg
RIC 0070 Domitian Denarius Fake107 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

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

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g


Ebay

Lipanoff fake from struck dies

Published: Sofia 2004, no.38

7 commentsJay GT410/26/17 at 01:01Nemonater: Great portrait
Domitian_COS_COS_VII_DES_VIII.jpg
RIC 0070 Domitian Denarius Fake107 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

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

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g


Ebay

Lipanoff fake from struck dies

Published: Sofia 2004, no.38

7 commentsJay GT410/25/17 at 18:58Mat: Wow thats nice, congrats
Domitian_COS_COS_VII_DES_VIII.jpg
RIC 0070 Domitian Denarius Fake107 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

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

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g


Ebay

Lipanoff fake from struck dies

Published: Sofia 2004, no.38

7 commentsJay GT410/25/17 at 18:49FlaviusDomitianus: Cool addition.
BrettianJupiter.jpg
Bruttium drachm98 viewsVeiled head of Hera Lakinia right, wearing polos; scepter over shoulder, feather to left

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

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

Arslan dies 12/17’; Scheu 68–77 var. (obv. symbol);

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

Rare issue with feather on obverse, unknown to Scheu.

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

Tough to photograph, much better in hand.
5 commentsJay GT410/23/17 at 16:47Randygeki(h2): Excellent coin!
BrettianJupiter.jpg
Bruttium drachm98 viewsVeiled head of Hera Lakinia right, wearing polos; scepter over shoulder, feather to left

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

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

Arslan dies 12/17’; Scheu 68–77 var. (obv. symbol);

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

Rare issue with feather on obverse, unknown to Scheu.

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

Tough to photograph, much better in hand.
5 commentsJay GT410/23/17 at 13:51okidoki: Fantastic indeed congrats cf
BrettianJupiter.jpg
Bruttium drachm98 viewsVeiled head of Hera Lakinia right, wearing polos; scepter over shoulder, feather to left

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

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

Arslan dies 12/17’; Scheu 68–77 var. (obv. symbol);

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

Rare issue with feather on obverse, unknown to Scheu.

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

Tough to photograph, much better in hand.
5 commentsJay GT410/22/17 at 21:17Nemonater: That is a fantastic coin. Zeus with a crab? I woul...
BrettianJupiter.jpg
Bruttium drachm98 viewsVeiled head of Hera Lakinia right, wearing polos; scepter over shoulder, feather to left

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

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

Arslan dies 12/17’; Scheu 68–77 var. (obv. symbol);

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

Rare issue with feather on obverse, unknown to Scheu.

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

Tough to photograph, much better in hand.
5 commentsJay GT410/22/17 at 02:01Mat: Cool addition
Poseidonia_stater.jpg
Lucania Poseidonia stater77 viewsΠΟΜΕΣ
Poseidon standing right, wearing chlamys around shoulders, brandishing trident

ΠΟΜΕΣ (retrograde)
Bull standing to left, above

Poseidonia, Lucania

470-445 BC

8.01g

SNG ANS 661; HN Italy 1114

Ex-Geoffrey Bell auction September 2017 lot 896
5 commentsJay GT410/07/17 at 04:54Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!!
Poseidonia_stater.jpg
Lucania Poseidonia stater77 viewsΠΟΜΕΣ
Poseidon standing right, wearing chlamys around shoulders, brandishing trident

ΠΟΜΕΣ (retrograde)
Bull standing to left, above

Poseidonia, Lucania

470-445 BC

8.01g

SNG ANS 661; HN Italy 1114

Ex-Geoffrey Bell auction September 2017 lot 896
5 commentsJay GT410/07/17 at 03:46quadrans: Great coin with a nice revers..
Poseidonia_stater.jpg
Lucania Poseidonia stater77 viewsΠΟΜΕΣ
Poseidon standing right, wearing chlamys around shoulders, brandishing trident

ΠΟΜΕΣ (retrograde)
Bull standing to left, above

Poseidonia, Lucania

470-445 BC

8.01g

SNG ANS 661; HN Italy 1114

Ex-Geoffrey Bell auction September 2017 lot 896
5 commentsJay GT410/07/17 at 02:14Enodia: nice early issuue, and a great bull!
Poseidonia_stater.jpg
Lucania Poseidonia stater77 viewsΠΟΜΕΣ
Poseidon standing right, wearing chlamys around shoulders, brandishing trident

ΠΟΜΕΣ (retrograde)
Bull standing to left, above

Poseidonia, Lucania

470-445 BC

8.01g

SNG ANS 661; HN Italy 1114

Ex-Geoffrey Bell auction September 2017 lot 896
5 commentsJay GT410/07/17 at 02:01Canaan: Neat addition very nice postioning, Poseidon will ...
Vespasian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0847 Vespasian denarius111 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VII
Eagle standding front on garlanded base, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head left

Rome, 76 AD

3.5g

RIC 847 (C2)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT410/04/17 at 14:30quadrans: Great portrait with the "roman nose"
Titus01.jpg
RIC 0022 Titus denarius 94 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P
Ceres seated left with corn ears, poppy and torch

Rome, after July 1, 79 AD

3.19g

RIC 22 (C)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT410/04/17 at 14:29quadrans: Nice bust ..
Domitian_wreath.jpg
RIC 0048 Domitian denarius137 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P COS VII DES VIII
Curule chair, wreath above

Rome, September 13-December 31, 81 AD

3.5g

RIC 48 (C)

Ex- RM Collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
8 commentsJay GT410/04/17 at 14:28quadrans: Ohh, nice addition , great coin..
Domitian_wreath.jpg
RIC 0048 Domitian denarius137 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P COS VII DES VIII
Curule chair, wreath above

Rome, September 13-December 31, 81 AD

3.5g

RIC 48 (C)

Ex- RM Collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
8 commentsJay GT410/03/17 at 18:10ancientone: Very nice!! Portrait is awesome!
Domitian_wreath.jpg
RIC 0048 Domitian denarius137 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P COS VII DES VIII
Curule chair, wreath above

Rome, September 13-December 31, 81 AD

3.5g

RIC 48 (C)

Ex- RM Collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
8 commentsJay GT410/02/17 at 05:05ancientdave: Love the portrait! He looks crazy!
Titus01.jpg
RIC 0022 Titus denarius 94 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P
Ceres seated left with corn ears, poppy and torch

Rome, after July 1, 79 AD

3.19g

RIC 22 (C)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT410/02/17 at 05:04ancientdave: A fine addition!
Vespasian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0847 Vespasian denarius111 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VII
Eagle standding front on garlanded base, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head left

Rome, 76 AD

3.5g

RIC 847 (C2)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT410/02/17 at 05:03ancientdave: Nice coin!!
Domitian_wreath.jpg
RIC 0048 Domitian denarius137 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P COS VII DES VIII
Curule chair, wreath above

Rome, September 13-December 31, 81 AD

3.5g

RIC 48 (C)

Ex- RM Collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
8 commentsJay GT410/01/17 at 20:32David Atherton: Unusual portrait on that one. Very intersting!
Vespasian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0847 Vespasian denarius111 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VII
Eagle standding front on garlanded base, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head left

Rome, 76 AD

3.5g

RIC 847 (C2)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT410/01/17 at 20:31David Atherton: Great example!
Titus01.jpg
RIC 0022 Titus denarius 94 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P
Ceres seated left with corn ears, poppy and torch

Rome, after July 1, 79 AD

3.19g

RIC 22 (C)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT410/01/17 at 20:31David Atherton: Lovely coin!
Domitian_wreath.jpg
RIC 0048 Domitian denarius137 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P COS VII DES VIII
Curule chair, wreath above

Rome, September 13-December 31, 81 AD

3.5g

RIC 48 (C)

Ex- RM Collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
8 commentsJay GT409/30/17 at 05:06Randygeki(h2): Another sweet coin
Vespasian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0847 Vespasian denarius111 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VII
Eagle standding front on garlanded base, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head left

Rome, 76 AD

3.5g

RIC 847 (C2)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT409/30/17 at 05:06Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
Titus01.jpg
RIC 0022 Titus denarius 94 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P
Ceres seated left with corn ears, poppy and torch

Rome, after July 1, 79 AD

3.19g

RIC 22 (C)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT409/30/17 at 05:06Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
Titus01.jpg
RIC 0022 Titus denarius 94 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P
Ceres seated left with corn ears, poppy and torch

Rome, after July 1, 79 AD

3.19g

RIC 22 (C)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT409/29/17 at 21:52Nemonater: Interesting type
Domitian_wreath.jpg
RIC 0048 Domitian denarius137 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P COS VII DES VIII
Curule chair, wreath above

Rome, September 13-December 31, 81 AD

3.5g

RIC 48 (C)

Ex- RM Collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
8 commentsJay GT409/29/17 at 21:44Nemonater: What a portrait!
Vespasian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0847 Vespasian denarius111 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VII
Eagle standding front on garlanded base, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head left

Rome, 76 AD

3.5g

RIC 847 (C2)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT409/29/17 at 21:43Nemonater: Just a great coin, awesome eagle!
Vespasian_Eagle.jpg
RIC 0847 Vespasian denarius111 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VII
Eagle standding front on garlanded base, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head left

Rome, 76 AD

3.5g

RIC 847 (C2)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT409/29/17 at 17:46FlaviusDomitianus: You can see the thunderbolt here
Titus01.jpg
RIC 0022 Titus denarius 94 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P
Ceres seated left with corn ears, poppy and torch

Rome, after July 1, 79 AD

3.19g

RIC 22 (C)

Ex-RM collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
6 commentsJay GT409/29/17 at 17:46FlaviusDomitianus: Excellent portrait
Domitian_wreath.jpg
RIC 0048 Domitian denarius137 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P COS VII DES VIII
Curule chair, wreath above

Rome, September 13-December 31, 81 AD

3.5g

RIC 48 (C)

Ex- RM Collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
8 commentsJay GT409/29/17 at 17:45FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example, I like the toning
Shabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti55 viewsBeautiful light turquoise faience.

Demotic Inscription on reverse. Basket over shoulder on reverse. Farming tools in hands.

64mm; 10.91g

c. 600 BC

Ex-Zurqieh
4 commentsJay GT409/16/17 at 18:49okidoki: Congrats jAY
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
RIC 0591 Domitian denarius 86 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)

Ebay
8 commentsJay GT408/30/17 at 19:26David Atherton: Stylish and rare. congrats!
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
RIC 0591 Domitian denarius 86 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)

Ebay
8 commentsJay GT408/30/17 at 06:43Randygeki(h2): Great coin
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
RIC 0591 Domitian denarius 86 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)

Ebay
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 18:15quadrans: Congratulation, nice find ..
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
RIC 0591 Domitian denarius 86 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)

Ebay
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 17:23Sam: Great addition.
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
RIC 0591 Domitian denarius 86 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)

Ebay
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 17:08curtislclay: IMP XV is a rare acclamation for Domitian, apparen...
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
RIC 0591 Domitian denarius 86 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)

Ebay
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 17:07Nemonater: Great portrait indeed! Nice catch!
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
RIC 0591 Domitian denarius 86 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)

Ebay
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 17:00ickster: Nice portrait. It's always nice to find your c...
Domitian_COS_XIIII.jpg
RIC 0591 Domitian denarius 86 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)

Ebay
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 16:48Canaan: A very nice and rare one congrats
AntonyLepidus.jpg
Mark Antony & Lepidus Quinarius132 viewsM ANT IMP
lituus, jug and raven

Victory standing right, crowning trophy with a wreath

Military mint with Antony and Lepidus in Transalpine Gaul
43 BC

AR quinarius
1.82g, 17 mm

Syd 1160, Cr 489/4

Rare!

Ex-Roma Numismatics

This quinarius provides clear evidence of the superiority enjoyed by Antony in his "partnership" with Lepidus. The previous issue named Lepidus who was the Governor of Narbonensis. On this issue he is completely ignored and his name is dropped from the reverse.
4 commentsJay GT408/18/17 at 01:48ickster: Pretty good condition for these types. Nice find!
Shabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti55 viewsBeautiful light turquoise faience.

Demotic Inscription on reverse. Basket over shoulder on reverse. Farming tools in hands.

64mm; 10.91g

c. 600 BC

Ex-Zurqieh
4 commentsJay GT407/15/17 at 06:59quadrans: Another great piece..
Shabti2.jpg
Faience Ushabti42 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti.

Head band and Basket on reverse, farming tools in hands.


21st Dynasty

1069-945 BC

95mm; 23.34g

Ex-Zurqieh
3 commentsJay GT407/15/17 at 06:54quadrans: Ohh, nice addition
Shabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti55 viewsBeautiful light turquoise faience.

Demotic Inscription on reverse. Basket over shoulder on reverse. Farming tools in hands.

64mm; 10.91g

c. 600 BC

Ex-Zurqieh
4 commentsJay GT407/15/17 at 04:46Randygeki(h2): Sweet!
Shabti2.jpg
Faience Ushabti42 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti.

Head band and Basket on reverse, farming tools in hands.


21st Dynasty

1069-945 BC

95mm; 23.34g

Ex-Zurqieh
3 commentsJay GT407/15/17 at 04:45Randygeki(h2): Indeed, very cool
Shabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti55 viewsBeautiful light turquoise faience.

Demotic Inscription on reverse. Basket over shoulder on reverse. Farming tools in hands.

64mm; 10.91g

c. 600 BC

Ex-Zurqieh
4 commentsJay GT407/15/17 at 02:21Curtis H2: Very nice! My wife has several of these.
Shabti2.jpg
Faience Ushabti42 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti.

Head band and Basket on reverse, farming tools in hands.


21st Dynasty

1069-945 BC

95mm; 23.34g

Ex-Zurqieh
3 commentsJay GT407/15/17 at 02:19Curtis H2: Cool!!
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm157 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin

Sold back Feb 2019
8 commentsJay GT407/06/17 at 03:53ancientdave: Fantastic!
domitian_Fides.jpg
RIC 1495 Domitian denarius 139 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-Den of Antiquity; Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT407/06/17 at 03:52ancientdave: Beautiful coin, love that style...
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm157 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin

Sold back Feb 2019
8 commentsJay GT407/01/17 at 01:32Nemonater: A nice example without the typical gashes. Love th...
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm157 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin

Sold back Feb 2019
8 commentsJay GT406/29/17 at 15:23Enodia: i love this Athena! very nice addition Jay
Domitian_O.jpg
RIC 1496 Domitian denarius132 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation

PON MAX TR P COS IIII
winged caduceus.

Uncertain eastern "O" mint
76 AD

3.24g

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

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

7 commentsJay GT406/29/17 at 00:50David Atherton: Fantastic!
domitian_Fides.jpg
RIC 1495 Domitian denarius 139 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-Den of Antiquity; Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/29/17 at 00:48David Atherton: A fine example!
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm157 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin

Sold back Feb 2019
8 commentsJay GT406/29/17 at 00:21n.igma: Nice one!
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm157 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin

Sold back Feb 2019
8 commentsJay GT406/27/17 at 12:21quadrans: Hmm, I like this
domitian_Fides.jpg
RIC 1495 Domitian denarius 139 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-Den of Antiquity; Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/27/17 at 10:38Canaan: Great addition congrats
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm157 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin

Sold back Feb 2019
8 commentsJay GT406/27/17 at 04:38Randygeki(h2): Making me jealous. Love it!
domitian_Fides.jpg
RIC 1495 Domitian denarius 139 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-Den of Antiquity; Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/25/17 at 15:00okidoki: great example congrats
Athens.jpg
Athens Tetradrachm157 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

Athens 449-413 BC

16.74g

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526

Ex-Calgary Coin

Sold back Feb 2019
8 commentsJay GT406/25/17 at 11:09Mat: I wish, a stunner!
domitian_Fides.jpg
RIC 1495 Domitian denarius 139 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-Den of Antiquity; Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/25/17 at 02:59Randygeki(h2): A very nice addition!
domitian_Fides.jpg
RIC 1495 Domitian denarius 139 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-Den of Antiquity; Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/24/17 at 23:28Nemonater: Beautiful addition!
domitian_Fides.jpg
RIC 1495 Domitian denarius 139 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-Den of Antiquity; Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/24/17 at 17:39orfew: Great coin Jay
domitian_Fides.jpg
RIC 1495 Domitian denarius 139 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-Den of Antiquity; Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/24/17 at 17:39orfew: Great coin Jay
domitian_Fides.jpg
RIC 1495 Domitian denarius 139 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-Den of Antiquity; Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/24/17 at 15:53quadrans: Yes, Nice coin ...
Ushabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti49 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti

Beautiful turquoise color. Some earthen deposits remain. Great features.

circa 600 BC

10.80cm

49.32g

Ex-Zurgieh

To avoid undue work in the afterlife, Egyptians had themselves buried with numerous ushabtis, figurines that were intended to answer the summons of Osiris in place of the deceased. Ushabtis were usually mummiform, but their intention to work was made clear by the hoe usually carried over their shoulders and the basket on their backs. They were commonly inscribed with the name of the deceased inserted into the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead.
5 commentsJay GT406/22/17 at 10:40Nemonater: Great photography, interesting piece!
Ushabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti49 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti

Beautiful turquoise color. Some earthen deposits remain. Great features.

circa 600 BC

10.80cm

49.32g

Ex-Zurgieh

To avoid undue work in the afterlife, Egyptians had themselves buried with numerous ushabtis, figurines that were intended to answer the summons of Osiris in place of the deceased. Ushabtis were usually mummiform, but their intention to work was made clear by the hoe usually carried over their shoulders and the basket on their backs. They were commonly inscribed with the name of the deceased inserted into the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead.
5 commentsJay GT406/22/17 at 04:44Canaan: Great addition!!
Ushabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti49 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti

Beautiful turquoise color. Some earthen deposits remain. Great features.

circa 600 BC

10.80cm

49.32g

Ex-Zurgieh

To avoid undue work in the afterlife, Egyptians had themselves buried with numerous ushabtis, figurines that were intended to answer the summons of Osiris in place of the deceased. Ushabtis were usually mummiform, but their intention to work was made clear by the hoe usually carried over their shoulders and the basket on their backs. They were commonly inscribed with the name of the deceased inserted into the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead.
5 commentsJay GT406/22/17 at 04:10Randygeki(h2): A very neat piece Jay
Ushabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti49 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti

Beautiful turquoise color. Some earthen deposits remain. Great features.

circa 600 BC

10.80cm

49.32g

Ex-Zurgieh

To avoid undue work in the afterlife, Egyptians had themselves buried with numerous ushabtis, figurines that were intended to answer the summons of Osiris in place of the deceased. Ushabtis were usually mummiform, but their intention to work was made clear by the hoe usually carried over their shoulders and the basket on their backs. They were commonly inscribed with the name of the deceased inserted into the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead.
5 commentsJay GT406/22/17 at 03:51ancientdave: Very nice!
Ushabti.jpg
Faience Ushabti49 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti

Beautiful turquoise color. Some earthen deposits remain. Great features.

circa 600 BC

10.80cm

49.32g

Ex-Zurgieh

To avoid undue work in the afterlife, Egyptians had themselves buried with numerous ushabtis, figurines that were intended to answer the summons of Osiris in place of the deceased. Ushabtis were usually mummiform, but their intention to work was made clear by the hoe usually carried over their shoulders and the basket on their backs. They were commonly inscribed with the name of the deceased inserted into the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead.
5 commentsJay GT406/21/17 at 23:43quadrans: Great piece..
Domitian_Corinth.jpg
RIC 0271 Domitian denarius87 viewsCAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Seat draped; above Corinthian helmet

Rome, 80-81 AD (after the deification of Vespasian)

3.40g

RIC 271 (C2)

Ex-Stack's, Ex-Calgary Coin

A common type but with an exceptional reverse!
6 commentsJay GT406/03/17 at 23:01Nemonater: Really nice one Jay! What a helmet!
Domitian_Corinth.jpg
RIC 0271 Domitian denarius87 viewsCAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Seat draped; above Corinthian helmet

Rome, 80-81 AD (after the deification of Vespasian)

3.40g

RIC 271 (C2)

Ex-Stack's, Ex-Calgary Coin

A common type but with an exceptional reverse!
6 commentsJay GT406/03/17 at 17:42quadrans: I like this revers
Bretti~0.jpg
Bruttium, The Bretti, drachm82 viewsdiademed, draped and winged bust of Nike right, at left Club and crescent

BPETTIΩN
River-god Aisaros/Dionysos standing, crowning himself, holding cloak and scepter, at right Snake and Σ.

216-214 BC

4.60g

HNItaly 1961 SNG Copenhagen

Second Punic War issue

Ex-Calgary Coin


3 commentsJay GT406/03/17 at 17:41quadrans: Nice one Jay ..
Bretti~0.jpg
Bruttium, The Bretti, drachm82 viewsdiademed, draped and winged bust of Nike right, at left Club and crescent

BPETTIΩN
River-god Aisaros/Dionysos standing, crowning himself, holding cloak and scepter, at right Snake and Σ.

216-214 BC

4.60g

HNItaly 1961 SNG Copenhagen

Second Punic War issue

Ex-Calgary Coin


3 commentsJay GT406/03/17 at 16:58Randygeki(h2): Very nice! A pleasant stle on the obv.
Domitian_Corinth.jpg
RIC 0271 Domitian denarius87 viewsCAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Seat draped; above Corinthian helmet

Rome, 80-81 AD (after the deification of Vespasian)

3.40g

RIC 271 (C2)

Ex-Stack's, Ex-Calgary Coin

A common type but with an exceptional reverse!
6 commentsJay GT406/03/17 at 16:56Randygeki(h2): I like that helmet too. Definitely a cool coin.
Domitian_Corinth.jpg
RIC 0271 Domitian denarius87 viewsCAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Seat draped; above Corinthian helmet

Rome, 80-81 AD (after the deification of Vespasian)

3.40g

RIC 271 (C2)

Ex-Stack's, Ex-Calgary Coin

A common type but with an exceptional reverse!
6 commentsJay GT406/03/17 at 14:59Enodia: really nice reverse, even if the seat is 'drap...
Domitian_Corinth.jpg
RIC 0271 Domitian denarius87 viewsCAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Seat draped; above Corinthian helmet

Rome, 80-81 AD (after the deification of Vespasian)

3.40g

RIC 271 (C2)

Ex-Stack's, Ex-Calgary Coin

A common type but with an exceptional reverse!
6 commentsJay GT406/03/17 at 06:42FlaviusDomitianus: Great Corinthian helmet on this one!
Bretti~0.jpg
Bruttium, The Bretti, drachm82 viewsdiademed, draped and winged bust of Nike right, at left Club and crescent

BPETTIΩN
River-god Aisaros/Dionysos standing, crowning himself, holding cloak and scepter, at right Snake and Σ.

216-214 BC

4.60g

HNItaly 1961 SNG Copenhagen

Second Punic War issue

Ex-Calgary Coin


3 commentsJay GT406/03/17 at 03:35Enodia: nice one!
Vespasian_Antioch.jpg
RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius145 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
9 commentsJay GT405/20/17 at 20:28David Atherton: Good eye!