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Elagabalus (218 - 222 A.D.)15 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC EVCEB, Laureate bust right.
R: Eagle standing facing, head right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; LΔ (date) to left.. Dated RY 4 (220/221 A.D.)
22mm
13.59g
Köln 2326; Dattari 4153; Milne 2819 = Emmett 2921.4

Rare

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
3 commentsMat11/12/19 at 21:38Randygeki(h2): Great eagle too
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Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)11 viewsAR Didrachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia
O: ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΝЄΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝω ΑΡΙСΤω СЄΒ ΓЄΡΜ ΔΑΚ Laureate head of Trajan to right, with slight drapery on his left shoulder.
R:ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ЄΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Ϛ Mount Argaios with grotto containing cult stone, flanked by two pyramidal objects; at top, second grotto with flames.
6.98g
21mm
RPC III 3046. Sydenham 208-209. 
1 commentsMat11/12/19 at 21:37Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Constantinople 8320 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Emperor in military dress stg. l. on galley going l., holding phoenix on globe and standard; in the stern sits Victory steering ship. S in left field.
In exergue CONSI star
1 commentsagord11/05/19 at 05:26Randygeki(h2): Nice find
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Thessaly, Larissa (360 - 325 B.C.)15 viewsĆ Dichalkon
O: Head of Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx; grain ears in hair.
R: Horseman riding right, holding lance;
5.84g
19mm
Rogers 284; BCD Thessaly II 393; HGC 4, 530
3 commentsMat11/05/19 at 05:25Randygeki(h2): I like it a lot too. Cool addition
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Vologases IV (147 - 191 A.D.)14 viewsAR Tetradrachm
O: Diademed bust left, wearing long beard, earring, and tiara decorated with “hooks”; B to right; all within pelleted border.
O:  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣΣ)[I] (month) in exergue.king enthroned to right receiving diadem from Tyche holding sceptre
Dated 495 ΕϘΥ ΑΠΕΛ (183 AD)
Seleucia mint
25mm
10.96
Sellwood 84.96-103 cf. Shore 432.
1 commentsMat11/05/19 at 05:24Randygeki(h2): neat one Mat
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Thessaly, Pherai, (302 - 286 B.C.)12 viewsAR Hemidrachm, 15mm, 2.46 grams
Obverse: Wreathed head of Ennodia left, torch to right.
Reverse: AΣTOMEΔON, The nymph Hypereia standing left touching the top of a lions head fountain from which water pours forth, AS TO within wreath to lower left.
2.46g
15mm
BCD Thessaly II, 714 // HGC 4, 553

ex BCD Collection
3 commentsMat11/05/19 at 05:24Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Hugues X, Comte de le Marche (1219-1249 A.D.)10 viewsAR Denier
O: +VGO COMES; Cross within beaded circle at center.
R: +MARCHIE; Cross with two crescents and two annulets within a beaded circle at center.
.80g
19mm
BD 437; PA 2609v; D 960v
1 commentsMat11/05/19 at 05:24Randygeki(h2): Cool gift
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 124 corr var 11 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship. Prow decorated with trident
Minted in Antioch; (_ | * //ANH), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Antioch 124 corr (* in right field not left as indicated in RIC) var (Unlisted officina, others Rated S)

5.19g, 23.48mm, 180o
2 commentsmaridvnvm10/23/19 at 07:23Randygeki(h2): Wow!
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Constans (337 - 350 A.D.)16 viewsĆ Centenionalis
O: D N CONSTANS P F AVG, laureate draped bust left holding globe.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier walking right, spear downwards, leading captive from hut under a tree. Mintmark R star Q.
Rome Mint, officina 4; 348-350 AD
4.08g
23mm
RIC VIII Rome 140; LRBC 601

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
1 commentsMat10/11/19 at 06:04Randygeki(h2): Nice FTR
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RIC 0280 Domitian Sestertius49 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 07:40Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Meherdates (50 - 49 A.D.)16 viewsAR Drachm
O: Bust facing with moustache and very short beard, royal wart on brow, tiara with ear flaps and ornamented with a horn on each side, diadem loop and end extending on each side, flanked by two six-pointed stars.
R: Blundered Greek legend forming square around, archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, bow in extended right hand, cross below seat, Ekbatana mint monogram below bow.
2.8g
21mm
Ekbatana mint.
Sunrise 417/418 (Meherdates); Sellwood 67.1 (Vonones II); Shore 368 (Vonones II)
1 commentsMat10/07/19 at 07:40Randygeki(h2): Neat addition Mat
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171 - Magnentius - AE Centenionalis - RIC Lugdunum 1156 viewsObv:- D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev:- GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor galloping right, spearing fallen enemy
Minted in Lugdunum, RSLG in exe. A.D. 350-351
Reference:- RIC VIII Lugdunum 115, Cohen 20.
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/07/19 at 07:40Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - Barbarous imitation of RIC VIII Heraclea 082 8 viewsImitation AE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMT OHIIIRATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed.
Minted in Heraclea (G | _ // .SHHA).
Reference:- Imitates RIC VIII Heraclea 82 (C2)
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/07/19 at 07:40Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 094 7 viewsAE2
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare helmeted, reaching back towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (G | _//SMKG),
Reference:– RIC VIII Cyzicus 94 (C2)
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/07/19 at 07:39Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Otacilia Severa (244 - 249 A.D.)11 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria
AR Tetradrachm
O: AP ΩTAKIΛ CЄOYHPAN CЄB, draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent.
R: ΔHMAPX ЄΞOYCIAC YΠATO Γ, ANTIOXIA/S C in two lines in exergue, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings displayed, holding wreath in beak.
11.76g
26mm
McAlee-1091 (Rare); Prieur-385 (10 spec.)

A scarce variety.
1 commentsMat10/01/19 at 03:17Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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BCC LR669 viewsLate Roman
Constantius II 337-361CE
Obv:DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, and
cuirassed bust right.
Rev:FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
soldier spearing fallen
horseman who is bearded,
hair in two braids, reaching
backwards. Shield on ground
to right. In left field: Γ
Mintmark: SMKΔ
AE 23mm 4.66gm. Axis:0
Poss. ref: RIC VIII Cyzicus 93V.
(officina and horseman's headwear).
1 commentsv-drome09/30/19 at 06:06Randygeki(h2): Nice
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Valerian I (253 - 260 A.D.)17 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A K Π ΛI OVAΛEPIANOC EV EVC, Laureate and cuirassed bust right
R: Tyche seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; L Δ (Year 4, 256/7 A.D.) to upper left.
10.54g
24mm
Köln 2867; Dattari (Savio) 5174; K&G 88.28; Emmett 3721.4.
3 commentsMat09/22/19 at 03:30Randygeki(h2): Nice one Mat
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Constans AE Centenionalis24 viewsOBV: D N CONSTANS P F AVG
REV: FEL TEMP REPARTIO
Trier Mint mark
346 AD
21mm
4,28g
RIC 224

Purchased from RomaNumismatics
1 commentsAdam P209/10/19 at 05:54Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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C. Publicus Malleolus, (96 B.C.)11 viewsAR Denarius
O: Helmeted head of Mars right; mallet (malleolus) above, mark of value below chin.
R: Warrior, holding spear and shield, with right foot on cuirass, standing left before trophy; prow to right; C•M(AL) to right.
Rome Mint
3.67g
19mm
Crawford 335/3b; Sydenham 615; Poblicia 6a; Type as RBW 1203.
2 commentsMat09/10/19 at 05:47Randygeki(h2): Not bad!
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M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus (57 B.C.)12 viewsAR Denarius
O: Winged and draped bust of Vacuna right, wearing crested and laureate helmet; bow and quiver over shoulder, cornucopia below chin.
R: Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left, wings spread.
Rome Mint
3.63g
20mm
Crawford 409/1; Sydenham 809; Plaetoria 4
1 commentsMat08/27/19 at 21:43Randygeki(h2): Neat addition. Nice for the price
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Maximinus I (235 - 238 A.D.)21 viewsBillon Tetradrachm
O: AVTO MAΞIMINOC EVC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right .
R: Nike walking left, wearing long chiton, carrying wreath and palm; LΓ in left field. Y 3 = AD 236-237.
13.38g
23mm
Dattari 4583; Emmett 3288.3

Ex. Roma Numismatics E-Sale 36, Lot 242, May 5, 2017

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3 commentsMat08/20/19 at 06:20Randygeki(h2): I like this one. Cool addition
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Gotarzes II (44 - 51 AD)30 viewsAR Drachm
O: Diademed bust left.
R: (OΛCIΛCΩC) OΛCIΛ(EΩN) (Λ)I(3 dots)IΛNO(V) ΔIXΛIOV I(3 dots)VI(3 dots)PΓI.TO(V) (EΠ)IΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛEΛ)ΛHXO(C), / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow.
 Ekbatana mint
20.5mm
3.77g
Sellwood 65.33; Sunrise –; Shore 364
3 commentsMat08/09/19 at 16:39Randygeki(h2): Nice obverse on this one
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Mithradates III (87 - 80 B.C.) 25 viewsAR Drachm
O: Diademed bust of king left, wearing tiara decorated with 6 pointed star.
R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡ−ΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer.
Rhagai mint
3.74g
20mm
Sellwood 31.6 (Orodes I); Sunrise –; Shore 123 (Orodes I)
1 commentsMat08/05/19 at 06:40Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Mithradates II (121 - 91 B.C.)34 viewsAR Drachm
O:  Long-bearded bust left wearing diadem.
R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΒΑΣΙ − ΛΕΩΝ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow.
Ekbatana mint. Struck 109-96/5 B.C.
4.13g
21mm
Sellwood 27.2; Sunrise 294; Shore 86.
4 commentsMat07/17/19 at 17:45Randygeki(h2): A cool addition Mat
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Roman Empire, Constantius II, Fel temp reparatio,A Soldier attacks the horseman152 viewsRIC VIII : 132
Struck A.D.350 - 355
Antioch
1 commentsXLi07/16/19 at 06:38Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Roman Empire, Constantius II88 viewsCa. 348-350 AD.
SMNS
RIC 82
Ex Lanz 2017
3 commentsXLi07/16/19 at 06:37Randygeki(h2): Excellent !
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Pisidia, Antioch, SNG BN 1117-8, AE-22, ANTIOCH MENCIS CO, Męn wearing a long robe and Phrygian cap,66 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Pisidia, Antioch, SNG BN 1117-8, AE-22, ANTIOCH MENCIS CO, Męn wearing a long robe and Phrygian cap,
avers: IMP CAES SEP SEV PER A, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.
reverse: ANTIOCH MENCIS CO, Męn (Lunus), wearing a long robe and Phrygian cap, crescent on the left shoulder, standing slightly right, left foot resting on bucranium, holding Nike with the trophy in left hand and spear in right, rooster at foot left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0mm, weight: 5,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Pisidia, Antioch, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: SNG BN 1117-8, Krzyźanowska obv. die XIX.
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans07/01/19 at 06:50Randygeki(h2): Sweet!
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Justinian I (527 - 565 A.D.)40 viewsĆ Follis
O: DN ISTINI-ANVS PP AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and a shield.
R: Large M, cross above, ANNO left, regnal year XXXI right, G ( = officina 3 ) below, THEUP in ex.
Theoupolis - Antiochia 
18.64g
32mm
SB 220
2 commentsMat06/29/19 at 04:32Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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RIC 0539 variant Domitian denarius71 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 01:19Randygeki(h2): Sweet
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Nero (54 - 68 A.D.)83 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm 
O: NEΡΩ KΛAY KAIS SEBA GEP AVTO, laureate head right.
R: NEO AGAQ DAIM, Agathodaemon serpent, coiled with head up, holding poppies and grain ears, L ς (date) to right. Year 6.
23mm
13.11g
Milne 203; Emmett 106.6 (R4) ; RPC 5260

The Agathodaemon was a good spirit/demon that was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. 
He had the shape of a serpent with a human head. 
The Greek inscription on the reverse of this coin shows that this is the "neo" or "new" agathodaemon serpent, or, in other words, the new good spirit (of rule by Nero). 

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
8 commentsMat06/26/19 at 07:12Randygeki(h2): Great portrait on this one Mat
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Pergamon, Mysia (133 - 67 B.C)45 viewsAR Cistophoric Tetradrachm
O:  Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a snake emerges, all within wreath of ivy with berries.
R: Two serpents entwined around bow and bowcase; above, ME, prytaneis monogram, and A (controls), (Pergamon monogram) to left, serpent-entwined thyrsos to right.
11.36g
26mm
Kleiner, Hoard 40; SNG BN 1744

Ex. Glenn Schinke, March 1995
4 commentsMat06/26/19 at 07:11Randygeki(h2): Cool
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RIC 0554 Titus96 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 01:52Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
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Vespasian-RIC-113293 viewsĆ Sestertius, 24.45g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: CAESAR AVG F DES IMP AVG F COS DES II; S C in exergue; Titus and Domitian stg. front, each with spear and parazonium
RIC 1132 (R). BMC 799. BNC -.
Acquired from Romae Aeternae, June 2019.

An iconic dynastic sestertius struck during Vespasian's great bronze issue of 71. The type was struck both at Rome and Lyon (ancient Lugdunum) and announced Vespasian's intention to found a dynasty. Mattingly in BMCRE II calls it a 'famous' type placing the figures on the reverse as Titus on the left and Domitian on the right. While that is a conventional numismatic placement for the two Caesares, here we see the figure on the left holding a parazonium an attribute of an imperator, which of the two could only be Titus. Conversely, the figure on the left is holding something smaller (a roll?) that does not appear to be a parazonium, despite the above RIC description. The reverse legend corresponds for this placement of the figures with the first half of the legend CAES AVG F DES for Domitian on the left, the second half IMP AVG F COS DES II for Titus on the right. The legend has caused confusion over the years with some numismatists creating the phantom title Designatus Imperator for Titus. The title COS is implied for Domitian after DES in the legend, a kind of numismatic shorthand if you will. Gunnar Seelentag attempted to clear up the matter up in Numismatic Chronicle, Vol 167 (2007), but doubts remain. Curtis Clay has proposed that the traditional view of Titus on the left and Domitian on the right is correct, pointing out that both are holding a parazonium, theorising Titus' is hidden behind his body with only the handle showing. His arguments in full can be read here: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=44488.0 The reverse type itself is fairly rare with only a handful of specimens coming to market each decade, this Lugdunese specimen is much scarcer than those from Rome. Flavian dynastic types are far more common in silver.

Fantastic style with old cabinet toning. Same reverse die as Gemini IX, lot 414.

NB: Special thanks to Curtis Clay for additional numismatic information.
7 commentsDavid Atherton06/20/19 at 22:55Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
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Vologases III (105–147 A.D.) (Sellwood; Shore)/Pacorus I (Assar)57 viewsAR Drachm
O: Diademed bust left, wearing longer pointed, beard.
R: ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛC ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛͶ ΛͰIΛNO(V) ΛIXΛIOV (E)ΠIΦΛͶOVC (ΦI)ΛIΛΛHX(OC), Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow.
Ekbatana mint
3.75g
20mm
Sellwood 78.5 (Vologases III); Sunrise –; Shore 415 (Vologases III).
2 commentsMat06/18/19 at 05:25Randygeki(h2): Cool. I like the toning on this one
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Constantius Gallus AE334 viewsConstantius Gallus. 352-354 AD.

Unknown mint.

18 mm., 2.17 g.

D N FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES. Bust of Constantius Gallus, bareheaded, draped, cuirassed, right

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO. Soldier, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, advancing left, spearing fallen horseman with right hand and wearing shield on left arm; shield on ground to right; horseman facing soldier, extending left arm

References: RIC VIII 274 or 278

AAAM
2 commentsRL06/14/19 at 02:25Randygeki(h2): Looks like RIC Rome 274 or 278
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076 - Julia Maesa denarius - RIC 26649 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IVLIA MAESA AVG Draped bust of Julia Maesa to right, her hair bound in a bun at the back
Rev:– PIETAS AVG Pietas standing facing, her head turned to left, raising both hands in prayer; at her feet to left, altar
Minted in Rome. A.D. 218-220
Reference– Cohen 34a. RIC 266

3.88g, 20.04mm, 180o
3 commentsmaridvnvm06/14/19 at 02:20Randygeki(h2): Neat addition
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 494a corr. 35 viewsObv:– L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG PIV IMP XI PAR P M, laureate head right
Rev:– AR AD [T]R P VI COS II P P, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left
Eastern mint. A.D. 198
Reference:– BMCRE page 280 *, citing RD page 105. RIC 494a corr.

Very rare.
2 commentsmaridvnvm06/14/19 at 02:20Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Severus II (305 - 307 A.D.)74 viewsĆ Follis
O:SEVERVS NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R:  GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae; altar left, star right: PLC in exergue.
Lugdunum (Lyon) mint
8.83g
39mm
Seltz Hoard 9; RIC VI Lyons 193 var (star type)

Ex CNG Electric Auction, Lot 372, 1/10/2008

Ex. Gordon S. Parry Collection

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4 commentsMat06/11/19 at 06:13Randygeki(h2): Cool addition Mat
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Magnentius (350 - 353 A.D.)37 viewsĆ Centenionalis
O: IM CAE MAGNENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
O: FELICITAS-REIPVBLICAE Emperor standing left holding Victory on globe in right hand and labarum, A in right field. In ex. TRP
Trier mint, 351 - 353 AD
23mm
4.9g
RIC VIII Trier 264
2 commentsMat06/04/19 at 05:31Randygeki(h2): Nice addition
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Roman Imitative Issue, (4th century A.D.)44 viewsĆ12
Minima Class
O.: Bust right.
R.: Falling Horseman // TC?
1.0g
12mm
RIC VIII Arles 224
2 commentsMat06/04/19 at 05:31Randygeki(h2): A neat imitative fh.
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AE3 Imitative 30 viewsImitative of coin in the style of Constans, Constantius Gallus or Constantius II

17mm., 2.16g.

Bust, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right

Inscription not read [perhaps some variation on FEL TEMP REPARATIO]. Soldier, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, spearing fallen horseman; horseman turning face to soldier, extending left arm

References:

AAFQ
3 commentsRL06/01/19 at 21:07Randygeki(h2): Neat addition
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Constantius II AE219 viewsConstantius II. 337-361 AD.

Sisica. 351-355 AD.

20mm., 5.34g.

D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG. Bust of Constantius II, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right; A behind bust

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO. Soldier, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, advancing left, spearing fallen horseman with right hand and wearing shield on left arm; shield on ground to right; horseman facing soldier, extending left arm. MintMark: I/-//ASIS•S•

References: RIC VIII Siscia 346

AAEB
1 commentsRL05/26/19 at 05:19Randygeki(h2): Nice
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CONSTANTIUS II, AE322 viewsOBVERSE: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor standing left on prow of ship piloted by Victory, holding globe with phoenix. BSIS SYM2 in ex.
Struck at Siscia 348-350 AD
2.20g, 18 mm
RIC VIII 205"
1 commentsLegatus05/26/19 at 05:19Randygeki(h2): Cool
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Titus RIC-21571 viewsĆ As, 9.73g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST; S C in field; Aequitas stg. l., with scales and rod
RIC 215 (C). BMC 204. BNC 207.
Ex eBay, 10 May 2019.

Titus produced a sizeable bronze issue in 80-81. He did not renew the consulship in 81, so it is difficult to pin down a precise date. Owing to the issue's large size it is likely many of the coins did indeed spill over into 81. Here we see a common Aequitas type from that large issue which was originally struck under Vespasian, who in turn copied it from Galba. Aequitas likely represents fairness in issuing out the corn dole.

Honest wear with a dark olive green patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton05/23/19 at 05:41Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Robert of Anjou (1309 - 1343 A.D.)51 viewsAR Gigliato
O: + ROBЄRTUS DЄI GRA IЄRL ЄT SICIL RЄX. King enthroned holding sceptre in right hand and globus cruciger in left, cross at neck.
R: + ҺOҺOR RЄGIS IUDICIU DILIGIT., cross fleury with lys in each quarter.
3.85g
24.5mm
Naples Mint, Italy
Biaggi 1634 MIR (Varesi) 28
3 commentsMat05/23/19 at 05:39Randygeki(h2): Neat addition
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Phraates IV (38 - 2 B.C.)65 viewsAR Tetradrachm
O: Diademed and draped bust left, wart on forehead, wearing pointed beard and torque with no end visible; all within pelleted border.
R: BACILE[WS] BACILEWN ARSAKO[U] EUERGETOU DIKAIOU EPIFANOU[S] FILELLHN[OS], Phraates seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him, presenting a palm and holding cornucopiae; year between throne legs, [month in exergue]
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint.
30mm
15g
Sellwood 51
6 commentsMat05/14/19 at 05:07Randygeki(h2): Neat piece Mat!
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Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)55 viewsAntioch, Syria
AR Tetradrachm
O: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate head right.
R: (T) ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in r. field, B=Year 2 ( 69-70 AD)
11.37g
25mm
RPC 1941 (2 spec.)., Cf. Prieur 107-107A

A RPC group 2 tetradrachm attributed to Antioch, but style wise very similar to Alexandria. RPC speculates the Alexandria style tetradrachms were either struck in Alexandria and then shipped to Antioch, or less likely Alexandrian mint workers were sent to Antioch and produced the coins there. Kevin Butcher speculates these Alexandria style tetradrachms were ordered by the southern Syrian cities from the Alexandria mint for circulation in that part of the province. Of note, Galilee, Samaria, and Judaea were a part of the province of Syria at the time. Interestingly, these tetradrachms in which Titus' portrait is featured on the reverse may have been circulating in the very region where he commanded the legions fighting the Jewish War. Most likely they were struck during the massive military build up before the siege of Jerusalem, providing strong evidence of the important role Titus Caesar held at the time.

This regnal year 2 type is more commonly seen with a star behind Titus' portrait on the reverse. This is the rarer variant lacking the star.
9 commentsMat04/29/19 at 07:06Randygeki(h2): Killer addition with great portraits and toning.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Cyzicus 6648 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Emperor in military dress stg. l. on galley going l., holding phoenix on globe and standard; in the stern sits Victory steering ship.
In exergue SMKepsilon
3 commentsagord04/27/19 at 05:55Randygeki(h2): Excellent !
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 12821 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laurel and rosette diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Rome; (E| _//RE). A.D. 348 - 350
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 128 (R2)

5.95 gms, 25.24 mm. 180 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/19/19 at 01:44Randygeki(h2): A great Galley Martin!
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 05319 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Alexandria; (_ | * //ALEB), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 53 (R)

5.15 gms, 22.83 mm. 0 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/19/19 at 01:44Randygeki(h2): A great reverse
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)65 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Α ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ СƐΥ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟС ƐΥ laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear.
R: Nilus bust r., draped and wearing lotus wreath; to l., cornucopia on shoulder, r.; in front, palm branch L I = 10
Alexandria Mint
23mm
13.7g
Emmett 3122.10 (R3), Milne 3031; Dattari 4331

Rare

Published on Wildwinds!
9 commentsMat04/18/19 at 06:05Randygeki(h2): Very awesome coin Mat!
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Commodus (177 - 192 A.D.)36 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Μ Α ΚΟΜ ΑΝΤω СƐΒ ƐVСƐΒ, Laureate head right.
R:Commodus, togate, standing left, holding branch and sceptre, crowned by Alexandria, turreted, standing left behind him, holding corn ears. LK H to left. RY 28 (AD 187/8)
12.5g
25mm
Dattari (Savio) 3854; Emmett 2537.28

Published on Wildwinds!
5 commentsMat04/05/19 at 06:25Randygeki(h2): A pretty nice tet Mat
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RIC 043593 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
RIC 435 R, RSC 201b BMC 93
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.



This coin was part of the second issue of Domitian for 86 CE. Most of the denarii for 86 CE are rare and this coin is no exception. However, that was only one of the considerations I had for buying this coin. The other is the amazing condition of this coin. There is very little wear on this coin at all. I find this remarkable for a coin that is more than 1900 years old. The quality of the portrait is superb and the condition helps to highlight this. Having said that, the reverse is no slouch either. the rendering of the Minerva is artistic and extremely well preserved.

I like worn coins as well because they tell a story. One wonders who has touched the coin, what did they buy with it? Coins like the one above were hardly used by anyone at all. So in one way the worn coin has the advantage of having a story that connects it to the people who used it. However, this is also something special about an artifact that is so well preserved that it can take you back to an earlier time. You are seeing the coin much as your ancestors saw it almost 2000 years ago. I would argue that this connect us to history as well. All ancient coins have a history and it is fascinating to speculate about that history.

I know that this coin looks like just another Minerva reverse for Domitian, but for me it is a special coin that shall take an honoured spot in my collection.
10 commentsorfew04/05/19 at 06:24Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
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JULIUS CAESAR, 44 BC.20 viewsJULIUS CAESAR, 44 BC.
AE Dupondus, 45 BC. Mint in Italy, Rare
Roman Republic
Dia.: 26 mm
Wt.: 13.05 g
Obv.: Bust of Victory right
Rev.: C CLOVI PRAEF Minerva advancing left, snake, spear and shield.
Ref.: Cr 476.
2 commentsAncient Aussie03/28/19 at 08:19Randygeki(h2): and that reverse, sweet!
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Syracuse, Sicily11 viewsSICILY, Syracuse. Hieron II. 275-215 BC. Ć (20mm, 6.45 g, 8h). Struck circa 275-269/5 BC. Head of Persephone left, wearing wreath of grain ears; poppy head behind / Bull charging left; club and M above, IE in exergue. CNS 191 Ds89 R1 12; BAR Issue 53; HGC 2, 1469. 1 commentsAncient Aussie03/28/19 at 08:19Randygeki(h2): A Beauty
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RIC 544(2)61 viewsVespasian. AR denarius. Rome. AD 73. 3.15 gr. – 18.9 mm.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Winged Nemesis standing right, holding caduceus over serpent and drawing out the neck of her robe.
RIC 544; BMCRE 97; RSC 385; Sear 2304. VF\\\\XF
Purchased from Ars Coin Wien, March 26, 2019
5 commentsorfew03/28/19 at 08:19Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Titus as Caesar RIC 42353 viewsĆ Sestertius, 23.43g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
RIC 423 (C). BMC 633. BNC 619.
Ex Holding History, eBay, 16 March 2019.

After the recent Civil War and Jewish and Batavian rebellions this common Pax reverse type from 72 had special propaganda value for the new Flavian regime: peace and prosperity. It would be one of the more popular themes of Vespasian's coinage. Unsurprisingly, this Pax type is shared with Vespasian.

Worn, but in fine style with a nice dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton03/28/19 at 08:19Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
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Constantius Gallus Fel Temp Reparatio Falling Horseman18 viewsAE Centenionalis
Constantius Gallus, 351-354 CE
Diameter: 22 mm, Weight: 4.15 grams, Die Axis: 11h

Obverse: D N CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier on right holding shield, spearing falling enemy horseman on left. Horseman sits facing soldier with hands extended upwards.

Mint: *TSЄ* , Γ in field to left, * in field to right: Thessalonica

Notes:
- RIC 177 records *TSЄ•, but *TSЄ* is not in RIC for Constantius Gallus.

Ex Roman Lode, 2019
2 commentsPharsalos03/28/19 at 08:17Randygeki(h2): What a great FH!
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CÁC II. 18.12.1.3./a3.04./28., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-100, CNH I.--, U--, #0177 viewsCÁC II. 18.12.1.3./a3.04./28., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-100, CNH I.--, U--, #01
avers: Cross with crescents containing dots in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: 4 lines in place of the legend cross in a circle, a border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,0-11,8mm, weight: 0,33g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-100, CNH I.--, Unger--,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.12.1.3./a3.04./28.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/28/19 at 08:14Randygeki(h2): Nice
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RIC 0573 Domitian Denarius64 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 08:12Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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RIC 1579 Domitian51 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 08:12Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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MYSIA,Pergamon (200 - 133 B.C.)51 viewsĆ16
O: Helmeted head of Athena right.
R: AΘΗ-ΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, owl standing facing on palm, with wings spread, A monogram left and AP right.
3.6g
16mm
SNG von Aulock 1375-6 var; SNG Copenhagen 388 var
6 commentsMat03/28/19 at 08:12Randygeki(h2): Neat coin Mat
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1898 british One Penny9 views1 commentsNORMAN K03/28/19 at 08:11Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Gyrton, Thessaly Dichalkon18 viewsAE Dichalkon
Size: 18 mm, Weight: 5.21 grams, Die Axis: 6h

Gyrton, Thessaly
Mid 4th century BCE

Obverse: Bare Head of hero Gyrton to left of head of bridled horse, both facing right.

Reverse: Head of the nymph Gyrtone facing right

Ex Ken Dorney 2018, Ex CNG eAuction 392 2017, part of lot 165, Ex the BCD Collection with his ticket indicating purchase in 1992
1 commentsPharsalos03/28/19 at 08:11Randygeki(h2): Great looking coin
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Sarmatia, Olbia, Black Sea, (330-250 B.C.), Frovola 718(?), AE-23, OΛBIO, Axe, and Bow in Gorytos (Scythian bow case), #167 viewsSarmatia, Olbia, Black Sea, (330-250 B.C.), Frovola 718(?), AE-23, OΛBIO, Axe, and Bow in Gorytos (Scythian bow case), #1
avers: No legend, Horned head of River God Borysthenes (Dniepr) left.
reverse: OΛBIO, Axe, and Bow in Gorytos (Scythian bow case), Monogram (EΠI?) in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight: 11,96g, axis: 0h,
mint: Sarmatia, Olbia, Black Sea, date: 330-250 B.C.,
ref: SNG Cop.85var (monogram ?), Sear SG 1685, BMC 10 (?), SNG BM Black Sea ?, Frovola 718var. ( Monogram ?),
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/28/19 at 08:10Randygeki(h2): Oh cool!
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1961 LYDIA, Mostene Hadrian, Hero on Horse11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1961; vA 8238; Paris 762

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ Γ Δ Π
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΛΥΔΩΝ ΜΟСΤΗΝΩΝ
Hero with double axe on horse, standing r.; beneath horse’s foreleg, lighted altar and in front, cypress-tree

15.70 gr
30 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki03/28/19 at 08:10Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos, Domitia, two Nemeses15 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesos
AE20
Obv: ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CΕ-ΒΑCΤΗ, Draped bust right
Rev: OMONOIA ANΘY KAICEN ΠΑΙΤΟΥ / ZMYP - EΦΕ, Two Nemeses standing facing one another.
Ae, 4.30g, 20 mm
Ref.: RPC 1092
2 commentsshanxi03/28/19 at 08:09Randygeki(h2): I like the bust a lot too.
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Probus Antoninianus22 viewsProbus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C PROBVS · P · F · AVG
Radiate bust right

Reverse:
TEMPOR FELICIT
Felicitas standing left with long cadeus, 'B' to left

Lugdunum
2 commentsHarry G03/28/19 at 08:09Randygeki(h2): Very nice
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Faustina Sr. RIC-1124 64 viewsDIVA FAVSTINA / AVGVSTA SC
Vesta standing l., holding palladium and sceptre.
Orichalcum Sestertius.
19.9g, 30.9mm
RIC 1124
Old collection label in Latin.
Ex. SNY auction 399.
2 commentsPekka K03/28/19 at 08:09Randygeki(h2): Nice
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Frog Oil Lamp, Ancient Egypt, Roman period, c. 4th century AD.19 viewsNice ceramic "frog lamp" oil lamp. Decorated with huging Arms and hands design around the central fill-hole, maker's mark on base. Intact with light earthen deposits, spout still charred from use in antiquity. 80 mm 1 commentsCanaan03/28/19 at 08:08Randygeki(h2): Neat addition
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Twelve Caesars Denarii Collection29 viewsFinally have them all!3 commentslaney03/15/19 at 18:29Randygeki(h2): Awesome !
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Caligula (37-41 A.D.)45 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMat03/13/19 at 18:07Randygeki(h2): Sweet b-day gift Mat!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Heraclea 06710 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman falls forward clutching horse
Minted in Heraclea (* |_ //SMHA). 348-351 A.D.
Reference:- RIC VIII Heraclea 67 (R)

5.03 gms, 24.53 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/11/19 at 07:25Randygeki(h2): Nice find
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169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 247 10 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Nimbate Phoenix standing right on ile of rocks
Minted in Siscia; (_ | Sym4 //DSIS?), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 247

2.08 gms, 19.94 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/11/19 at 07:25Randygeki(h2): Very neat
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 04513 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Alexandria; (//ALEA), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 45 (R)

5.08 gms, 23.19 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/11/19 at 07:25Randygeki(h2): Very interesting example
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107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2381 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXIQ, Concordia standing left, #166 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2381 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXIQ, Concordia standing left, #1
avers: SEVERIN AE AVG, Diademed (high bun), draped bust right on crescent. (E2)
reverse: CONCOR DIAE M ILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding the standard in each hand. (Concordia 3)
exergue: -/-//XXIQ, diameter: 22,4-23,8mm, weight: 4,42g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, Issue 9, ph-1, off-4, date: 274-275 A.D., ref: RIC-13, T-2381 (Estiot), LV-8816
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans03/07/19 at 05:16Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 536D, Roma, AR-Denarius, VENERI VICTR, Venus standing right, #164 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 536D, Roma, AR-Denarius, VENERI VICTR, Venus standing right, #1
avers: IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Bust draped right.
reverse: VENERI VICTR, Venus standing right, her back turned to the viewer, draped from the waist down and leaning on a short column with her left elbow; holding a palm branch with her left arm and an apple in her extended right hand.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:15,5-19,0mm, weight: 2,74g, axis: 0h,
mint: Roma, date: 194 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 536D, RSC 194, BMCRE 49, Sear 6608,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/03/19 at 04:16Randygeki(h2): Excellent !
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Tyre half shekel63 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 04:16Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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148 - Galerius - RIC VI Antioch 11615 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– VIRTVS EX-ERCITVS, Virtus walking right, holding transverse spear in right hand, trophy over left shoulder
Minted in Antioch (_ | O / D // ANT.). A.D. 309
Reference:– RIC VI Antioch 116

7.05 gms, 23.64 mm. 0 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm03/03/19 at 04:15Randygeki(h2): Nice
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Punic occupation half shekel76 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 05:43Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Roman Empire, Constantius II, AE24. Thessalonica103 viewsObv: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is sitting on
ground, arms up.
Mintmark: TS epsilon 1028;; A in left field.

RIC VIII Thessalonica 129, rated scarce
2 commentsBritanikus02/21/19 at 04:44Randygeki(h2): Awesome example !
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Roman Empire, Constantius II, Antioch 52 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar) 337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)

D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left, holding labarum and resting left hand on shield; two captives kneeling before; ANA in exe
Antioch mint; RIC VIII 125

4.41gm 21-22mm.
1 commentsBritanikus02/21/19 at 04:44Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Henry II (1154-1189 A.D.)44 viewsAR Penny
Short Cross coinage, class G or I.
O: ҺЄNRICVS • R ЄX, crowned facing bust, holding scepter.
R: + GOCELM • ON • WINC, voided cross; quatrefoils in angles.
1.03g
20mm
Wincester mint; Gocelm, moneyer, 1180 AD
North 962/1; SCBC 1343A/1343 (obv./rev.).
6 commentsMat02/21/19 at 04:24Randygeki(h2): Cool addition, I like the portrait
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RIC 0338 Domitian denarius61 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 16:38Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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3695 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian. As Єς below23 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3695; CRS 232; McAlee 536(c); SNG Cop. 209

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС Θ ΤΡ Π ΥΙ Θ ΝΕΡ ΥΙω ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. S C
In laurel wreath; beneath: ƐϚ

13.77 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
W H on obverse?
2 commentsokidoki02/10/19 at 06:37Randygeki(h2): Cool coin.
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RIC 1, p.273, 103 - Vitellius, Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia27 viewsVitellius
Denarius, Rome, AD 69
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVGVST TR P, laureate head right
Rev.: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, confronted draped busts of Vitellius' son (on left) and daughter (thought to have been named Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia)
Ag, 3.090g, 18.1mm, 180o
Ref.: RIC˛ 103, RSC II 2, BMCRE I 29, BnF III 62

Ex FORVM ANCIENT COINS
3 commentsshanxi02/10/19 at 06:37Randygeki(h2): Nice!
035_Ant_Pius,_ANTONINVS_AVG_PIVS_P_P_TR_P_COS_III,_AVRELIVS_CAESAR_AVG_PII_F_COS,__RIC_III_417a,_RSC_15,_140_AD_Q-001,_7h,_17-18,5mm,_3,51g-s.jpg
035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0417a, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right, #163 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0417a, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right, #1
avers: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Laureate head of Pius right.
reverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,51g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 140 A.D., ref: RIC-III 417a, RSC 15, BMC 155,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/10/19 at 06:36Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Bohemond III (1163 - 1201 A.D.)36 viewsBI Denier
CRUSADERS, Antioch.
O: +B(•)AHVHDVS, helmeted and mailed bust left; crescent before, star behind.
R: + ANTI ♣ OCHIA, Cross pattée; crescent in second quadrant, trefoil in legend.
19mm
.98g
Metcalf Crusades 400; CCS 69 Class E or F. Malloy 69/70
5 commentsMat02/10/19 at 06:36Randygeki(h2): Neat addition Mat!
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EB0799 Constans / FEL TEMP11 viewsConstans, Cyzicus, AE Centenionalis, 337-350 AD.
Obverse: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Reverse: FEL TEMP REP-ARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, walking right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Mintmark SMKB.
References: RIC VIII 73.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.118g.
1 commentsEB02/04/19 at 04:01Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Ohrmazd (Hormizd) IV (579-590 A.D.)36 viewsAR Drachm
O: Facing bust, head right, wearing crown with tassel to left and surmounted by crescent with vertical lines; single-dotted border, crescent with star at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock.
R: Fire altar with two attendants, wearing tall headgear, inside single-dotted border; no marks outside border.
GW (Gurgan) mint, dated regnal year 9 = 587/8 CE.
32mm
4.1g
Göbl, Sasanian Numismatics, Hormizd IV, crown type I, reverse type 1
5 commentsMat02/04/19 at 04:01Randygeki(h2): Great upgrade
England,_John_Lackland,_(1199-1216_AD),_AR-Penny,_HENRICVS_R_EX,_Cross_ABELON_LVN_DE,_London,_Abel,_class-Vc_,_Seaby_1352,_N__971,_1204-9_AD,_Q-001,_4h,_18-19mm,_1,33g-s.jpg
England, John Lackland, (1199-1216 A.D.), Seaby 1352, AR-Penny, London mint, Moneyer: Abel, Short cross, #166 viewsEngland, John Lackland, (1199-1216 A.D.), Seaby 1352, AR-Penny, London mint, Moneyer: Abel, Short cross, #1
Short Cross type, with scepter, Class Vc,
avers: Scepter hENRICVS R• EX, Crowned bust facing, crowned, with a beard, two curls on each side of the head, scepter in right hand.
reverse: ✠ABELON•LVN•DE•, Short cross voided, cross botonnée in each angle.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 1,33g, axis: 4h,
mint: London mint, Moneyer: Abel, date: c.1204-1209 A.D., ref: Seaby 1352, N. 971,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/24/19 at 05:15Randygeki(h2): Nice
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155 - Maximinus II - RIC VI Alexandria 149b12 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, naked but for chlamys fastened at his right shoulder and hanging from his left shoulder, standing facing, head left, wearing modius, holding head of Serapis, which faces him, in right hand and ornate cornucopia in left arm behind
Minted in Alexandria (X / G // ALE). Minted in A.D. 312
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 149b

Weight 4.53g. 22.72mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 05:15Randygeki(h2): Nice
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155 - Maximinus II - RIC VI Alexandria 099a19 viewsFollis
Obv:- GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
Rev:- GENIO CAESARIS, Genius standing left
Minted in Alexandria, (K | D / P). Group IV. December A.D. 308 - 310
Reference(s) – RIC Alexandria 99a

Weight 7.43g. 23.83mm. 0 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 05:15Randygeki(h2): Really nice portrait on this one
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148 - Galerius - RIC VI Alexandria 107a15 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head right (parallel wreath ties (round ends))
Rev:– GENIO IMPERATORIS, Genius standing left holding patera over lighted altar
Minted in Alexandria (K | B / P // ALE). A.D. 310-311
Reference:– RIC VI Alexandria 107a (C)

Weight 7.55g. 26.06mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 05:14Randygeki(h2): Great coin
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Titus RIC-49973 viewsĆ Sestertius, 24.63g
Eastern Mint (Thrace?), 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Mars, with cloak over shoulders, adv. r., with spear and trophy
RIC 499 (C). BMC 310. RPC 502. BNC 324.
Acquired from Ken Dorney, December 2018.

A remarkable sestertius from a truly mysterious issue of bronze that was struck under Titus in 80-81. The style (heavily seriffed letters, large portraits, and massive reverse figures), unique obverse legends (DIVI VESP F for Titus), and uncommon fabric (convex flans) all suggest a mint other than Rome. Attributing exactly where these coins were struck has historically been a moving target - Mattingly in BMCRE thought Lugdunum, H.A. Cahn believed somewhere in Bithynia. More recent scholarship has looked towards Thrace as a possible location for production based on the Balkan distribution pattern of found specimens. Although the region of mintage has been narrowed down, the city itself remains elusive. RPC has suggested possibly Perinthus. Presumably a shortage of bronze coins in the region during Titus' reign prompted a localised imperial issue, which in the main copied types from Rome. The striking of imperial bronze outside of Rome was an exceptional step at the time considering the last imperial branch mint at Lugdunum had shuttered late in Vespasian's reign.

An appealing example with a beautiful sandy patina.
3 commentsDavid Atherton01/22/19 at 06:21Randygeki(h2): Neat find
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RIC 0162 Domitianus76 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.36 mm 3.512 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 162 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted - L 1988-5-10-1
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6 Lot 926
9 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/22/19 at 06:21Randygeki(h2): Awesome example !
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Titus RIC-15560 viewsĆ Sestertius, 22.74g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
RIC 155 (C). BMC 171. BNC 162.
Acquired from Marti Numismatics, January 2019.

Pax was a fairly common reverse type struck for Titus. This particular Pax with branch and cornucopiae is a carry-over from Vespasian's coinage. Apparently, the propaganda value of peace was quite limitless. Despite the wear, this coin features one of the most magnificent coin portraits of Titus I have come across in either silver or bronze. Truly the work of a master engraver! There is one peculiar thing I have noticed about Titus' bronze coinage, the left facing portraits tend to be in a finer style than the right facing ones. Perhaps a talented engraver at the mint preferred his portraits facing left?

Worn, but in exceptionally fine style with an appealing dark patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton01/22/19 at 06:19Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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22024 Constantius II/Fel Temps14 viewsConstantius II/Fel Temps
Obv: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG,
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO,
soldier spearing fallen horseman who
is bearded, hair in braids, clutching horse's neck.
M in left field
ANI in Exergue
Mint: Antioch 14.9mm 2.9g
RIC VIII Antioch 191, rated C3
1 commentsBlayne W01/22/19 at 06:18Randygeki(h2): Nice
153_Julianus-II__Siscia,_RIC_VIII_371,_AE-16,_D_N_IVLIANVS_NOB_C,_FELTEMP_REPARATIO,_DeltaSISrevZ,_p-377,_361-67_AD,_S,Q-001,_0h,_16-17mm,_2,54g-s.jpg
153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 371, AE-3, -/-//ΔSIS(revers)Z, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, #170 views153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 371, AE-3, -/-//ΔSIS(revers)Z, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, #1
avers: D N IVLIANVS NOB C, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing a fallen horseman.
exergue: M/-//ΔSIS(revers)Z, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 2,54g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 361-367 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 371, p-377, Scarce !,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/22/19 at 06:12Randygeki(h2): Awesome example
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067 Maximus (235-238 A.D. as Caesar), RIC IV 13, AE-Sestertius, Roma, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar standing left in military attire, #169 views067 Maximus (235-238 A.D. as Caesar), RIC IV 13, AE-Sestertius, Roma, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar standing left in military attire, #1
avers: MAXIMVS CAES GERM, Bare, draped bust right.
reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar standing left in military attire, holding short scepter and transverse spear, two standards behind.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 29,0-30,0mm, weight: 18,73g, axis: 0h,
mint: Roma, date: 235-238 AD., ref: RIC IV 13, BMCRE 213, Cohen 14, BMC 213, RCTV 8411,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/22/19 at 06:12Randygeki(h2): Nice
032_Hadrianus_(117-138_A_D_),_RIC_II_0176,_HADRIANVS_AVGVSTVS,_COS_III,_125-128_AD_Q-001,_6h,_18,0-19,0mm,_2,94g-s.jpg
032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0176, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Pudicitia standing left, #1 76 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0176, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Pudicitia standing left, #1
avers: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
reverse: COS III, Pudicitia standing left, covering face with a veil.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 2,94g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 125-128 A.D., ref: RIC II 0176, RSC 392, BMCRE 405,
Q-001
7 commentsquadrans01/22/19 at 06:11Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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Frederick IV “the Simple”, (1355-1377 A.D.)35 viewsPierreale d’argento
ITALY, Kingdom of Sicily
O:  FRIDЄRICUS · DЄI · G · RЄX · SICIL · Crowned eagle standing left, his head turned to right, with his wings displayed; all within octolobe; annulet in each external void; double annulet stops.
R:  + · AC · ATЄnAR · 2 · nЄOPATRIЄ · DU Crowned coat-of-arms; G - L either side.
Messina
3.28g
24mm
5 commentsMat01/11/19 at 04:19Randygeki(h2): Me too, cool coin Mat
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0970 Hadrian, Cistophorus BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia mint, Octastyle temple32 viewsReference.
RPC III, 970; Metcalf B3; RSC 240; RIC II 461c

Issue Reverse legend includes COM BIT

Obv. IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG P P
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian r., seen from rear

Rev. COM - BIT (in field), ROM S P AVG (in entablature)
Octastye temple on podium of three steps

10.76 gr
25 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki01/11/19 at 04:18Randygeki(h2): Fantastic portrait!
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesus, Domitia, Venus20 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesus
Cistophorus (AD 82-96).
Obv.: DOMITIA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
Rev.: VENVS AVG, Venus standing right, back facing, leaning upon column to left, holding helmet and sceptre.
Ag, 10.39g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC˛ 847 (Domitian); RPC II 870.
2 commentsshanxi01/11/19 at 04:17Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
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Tranquillina (241 - 244 A.D.)91 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding double cornuacopiae; in left field, L E.  year 5 (241/2 A.D.)
12.5g
24mm
Milne 3420 Emmett 3449
9 commentsMat01/06/19 at 00:17Randygeki(h2): Sweet addition Mat
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Siscia 211110 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO.Soldier spearing fallen horseman. GammaSIS in exergue.
9 commentsagord12/28/18 at 16:33Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Constantius II, AE24. Thessalonica23 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is sitting on
ground, arms up.
Mintmark: TS epsilon 1028;; A in left field.

RIC VIII Thessalonica 129, rated scarce
1 commentsBritanikus12/28/18 at 16:30Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Constans, AE2, Antioch. AD 348-350.18 viewsDN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, walking right, looking left; leading a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree with branches like sprays of millet. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper centre. Mintmark AN&Delta. RIC VIII Antioch 128; Sear 18700.1 commentsBritanikus12/28/18 at 16:29Randygeki(h2): Awesome example !
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Constantius II Antioch 23 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar) 337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)

D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left, holding labarum and resting left hand on shield; two captives kneeling before; ANA in exe
Antioch mint; RIC VIII 125

4.41 gm 21-22mm.
1 commentsBritanikus12/28/18 at 16:29Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
CAC_18_13_1_1_-a6_01-41,_H-102,_C1-090,_U-053,_(Bela-II__(1131-1141_AD)),_Q-001,_10h,_12,0mm,_0,28g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.13.1.1./a6.01./41., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-102, CNH I.-090, U-053, #0170 viewsCÁC II. 18.13.1.1./a6.01./41., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-102, CNH I.-090, U-053, #01
avers: E's and lines in place of the legend, cross in a circle of dots with dots in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of the legend; cross in a circle with wedges between the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0mm, weight: 0,28g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-102, CNH I.-090, Unger-053,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.13.1.1/a6.01./41.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans12/28/18 at 16:27Randygeki(h2): neat coin!
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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 16:25Randygeki(h2): Cool find
Alexander_III_,_Macedonia,_Kings,_(The_Great,_336_-_323_B_C_),_Price_0432,_AR-Tetradr_,_Amphipolis,_Lambda-Bucranium,_E,_cc__336-23,_Q-001,_2h,_24-25,5mm,_17,06g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0432, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, Λ over bucranium in left field, E below throne,90 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0432, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, Λ over bucranium in left field, E below throne,
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter, Λ over bucranium in left field, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, E below throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 24,0-25,5mm, weight: 17,068g, axes: 2h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint, Λ over bucranium, E below the throne.
date: c.c. 336-323 B.C., ref: Price(1991) 432, HGC 3.1, 910a.
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/25/18 at 05:49Randygeki(h2): Nice!
Alexander_III_,_Macedonia,_Kings,_(The_Great,_356_-_323_B_C_),_Price_3275,_AR-Tetradrachm,_Ake_circa_318-317_BC,_AR_Q-001,_10h,_26mm,_17,24g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 3275, Akko (Tyre?), AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, date in left field, –|O above ||| |||= / |||,106 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 3275, Akko (Tyre?), AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, date in left field, –|O above ||| |||= / |||,
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter, to left, –|O above ||| |||= / ||| (date), ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-26,0mm, weight: 17,24g, axes: 10h,
mint: (Akko ?, Asia-Syria-Phoenicia ?), Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Tyre’ mint, to left, –|O above ||| |||= / ||| (date).
date: Dated RY 29 of 'Ozmilk (321/0 BC), by Price: c. 318-317 B.C., ref: Price(1991) 3275, HGC 3.1, 941 (Alexander IV).
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans12/25/18 at 05:49Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Constantine I (307-337 A.D.)17 viewsĆ4
O: DN CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, Veiled head right.
R: VN MR, Constantine, veiled, standing right, SMALB in exergue.
Alexandria Mint, 347-348 A.D.
1.49g
17mm
RIC32
1 commentsMat12/21/18 at 21:34Randygeki(h2): Better pic than mine
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Johann Ernst von Thun (1643 - 1709 A.D.)21 viewsBishopric of Salzburg
AR Kreuzer
O: IO:ERNEST:D:G:ARCHIE, Oval arms with cardinals' hat above.
R: SALI SBVR GENSI S:1698, Round shield within double cross and circle
15mm
.85g
KM# 248
2 commentsMat12/21/18 at 21:33Randygeki(h2): It's small, but thought it was pretty neat.
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Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)33 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ, laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r crescent.
R: Nilus reclining on crocodile, l., holding reed and cornucopia L Ϛ = year 6 (121/22 A.D.)
23.5mm
13.7g
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/5335/

Published on Wildwinds!
4 commentsMat12/21/18 at 21:33Randygeki(h2): Great coin Mat!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 12719 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him. //ANA
Minted in Antioch (//ANB).
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 127 (S)
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/18/18 at 06:58Randygeki(h2): Cool coin.
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 10020 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right; E behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (//SMKS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 100
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/18/18 at 06:57Randygeki(h2): Another nice one
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Constantius II (350-355 AD) AE2, Antioch mint, Soldier spearing fallen horseman.18 viewsRoman Imperial, Constantius II (350-355 AD) AE2, Antioch mint

Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Γ in left field, helmeted soldier left, spearing fallen horseman who is clutching horse's neck, Γ in left field. Mintmark ANΓ.

Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 135, LRBC 2623.
1 commentsGil-galad12/18/18 at 06:57Randygeki(h2): Nice
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 05922 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laureate and rosettediademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier advancing right, head left, holding spear and leading small figure from hut beneath tree
Minted in Alexandria (//ALEA).
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 59
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/18/18 at 06:56Randygeki(h2): Nice
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -25 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L S-EP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– LEG III IT AVG, TR P COS in exergue, Legionary eagle between two standards
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Reference:-- Cohen -. RIC -. BMCRE -.
4 commentsmaridvnvm12/16/18 at 04:13Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Vespasian RIC-167140 viewsĆ Sestertius, 24.60g
Rome mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: IVDAEA CAPTA; S C in exergue; Palm tree; to l., Vespasian stg. r. with spear and parazonium, foot on helmet; to r., Judaea std. r. on cuirass
RIC 167 (C3). BMC 543. BNC 497.
Acquired from Denarius, December 2018.

The Jewish War was an important event for the fledgling Flavian dynasty - in essence it gave them the legitimacy to rule. The ensuing propaganda onslaught after the 'Gotterdammerung' fall of Jerusalem in August of 70 is awe inspiring. We have Josephus' description of the joint triumph of 71 held for Vespasian and Titus in book 7 of his 'Jewish War', the buildings and monuments erected by the regime, and more importantly for our purposes we have the coins. Judaea Capta types were struck in all metals for almost as long as the dynasty ruled. The first flurry of these came in 71, presumably in conjunction with the triumph, amidst a great issue of bronze coinage that same year. One of the most iconic Judaea Capta types is this sestertius' reverse featuring a triumphal Vespasian with a defeated Judaea at his feet, not surprisingly one of the more common types from the issue. Vespasian is seen proudly standing holding a spear and parazonium (a triangular sword) with his foot on an enemy helmet, while Judaea is sitting on a captured cuirass in abject despair - take note of their size discrepancy. The iconography on display here strongly hints at what the spectators of the triumph likely witnessed. The slight of hand the Flavian regime devised which transformed defeated rebel provincials into a foreign menace is truly amazing.

'Ambition sighed: she found it vain to trust
The faithless column and the crumbling bust;
Huge moles, whose shadow stretched from shore to shore,
Their ruins perished, and their place no more!
Convinced, she now contracts her vast design,
And all her triumphs shrink into a coin.
A narrow orb each crowded conquest keeps,
Beneath her palm here sad Judea weeps.' -
Alexander Pope, To Mr. Addison, Occasioned by his Dialogues on Medals II. 19-26

Honest wear with some minor cleaning scratches.
6 commentsDavid Atherton12/11/18 at 06:53Randygeki(h2): Cool find'
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RIC 0429 Domitian Denarius78 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 06:53Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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JUDAEA, Gaza. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. 36 viewsObv.Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius right, seen from behind.
Rev. Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right; Marnas symbol before. Rosenberger 70 var. (dated EC); SNG ANS 927 var. BMC 58. Near VF, brown patina with some earthen deposits.
Unlisted date.
31mm, 22.2 grams.
2 commentsCanaan11/22/18 at 08:24Randygeki(h2): neat coin!!
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio IIII Denarius22 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG IIII, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.3g, 17mm
RSC 29; Syd 1220, Cr544/16
2 commentsLegatus11/21/18 at 06:06Randygeki(h2): Nice
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782 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian standing36 viewsReference.
RIC 782; C 1384;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right

Rev. S-C
Hadrian, bare-headed, in military dress, standing right, resting left foot on crocodile, holding vertical spear in right hand and parazonium in left

29.33 gr
33 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki11/21/18 at 06:06Randygeki(h2): Wow!
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Vespasian-RIC-120284 viewsĆ As, 10.37g
Lyon mint, 72 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: S C in field; Eagle stg. front on globe, wings outstretched, head r.
RIC 1202 (C2). BMC 822. BNC 819.
Acquired from Felicitas Perpetua, October 2018.

This iconic eagle on globe type copies a similar reverse struck under Tiberius for Divus Augustus. The connection to Augustus demonstrates Vespasian's worthiness as his successor. The type is fairly rare at Rome and more commonly found from the mint at Lugdunum (Lyon). It is almost exclusively reserved for the As issues at both mints.

A wonderful early portrait from Lyon, highlighted by a beautiful dark brown patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton11/21/18 at 06:05Randygeki(h2): Awesome example !
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Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603 A.D.)33 viewsAR Shilling
O: (key) ELIZAB’· D’· G’· ANG’· FR’· ET : HIB’· REGI, crowned and mantled bust left (bust 6B).
R: (key) POSVI DEV’· AD IVTORE M · MEV’·, coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée.
Sixth coinage. Tower (London) mint; im: key. Struck 1595-1598 AD
31mm
5.81g
North 2014; SCBC 2577
2 commentsMat11/21/18 at 06:05Randygeki(h2): Great addition Mat
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 083 var 17 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Rosette and laureate diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Constantinople; (_ | S // CONSIA*)
Reference:– RIC VIII Constantinople 83 var (Unlisted officina - All other officina are R)

Cast Fake
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/19/18 at 06:50Randygeki(h2): I like it. Nice find. Haven't seen any for sal...
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Egypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3147, D-5534, LЄ/-//--, Homonoia standing left, #173 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3147, D-5534, LЄ/-//--, Homonoia standing left, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Homonoia standing left, right arm raised; cornucopiae in left hand, LЄ left at foot.
exergue: LЄ/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,8mm, weight: 6,89g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 279-280 A.D., LЄ Year 5., ref: Geissen-3147, Dattari-5534, Milne-4598, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.27,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans11/18/18 at 08:16Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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ANTONINUS PIUS. RIC 778, 138-161 CE. Ć Sestertius26 views(30.55mm, 25.4 gm). Struck 145-161 AD.
Obverse: ANTONINVSAVG-PIVSPPTRPCOSIIII, Laureate head right
Obverse: Mars walking right, holding spear and shield. S C across field.
RIC III 778
2 commentsNORMAN K11/18/18 at 08:15Randygeki(h2): Yeah, great color, great coin!
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Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 A.D.)39 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Μ ΑVΡΗ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟС С Laurete head left wearing cuirass and paludamentum.
R: Tyche seated left, wearing kalathos, resting hand on rudder, holding cornucopia; in left field, Year Ɛ = 5 (164/5 A.D.)
21mm
12.98g
Emmett 2085.5 Bust type var of Dattari 3394-3395 and 3542-3544

Rare

Published on Wildwinds!
4 commentsMat11/18/18 at 08:13Randygeki(h2): Me too, neat coin Mat
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RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 100 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 23:30Randygeki(h2): Greatt addition
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Greek, Silver Obol; Sidon mint. Circa 375-332 BC134 viewsObv: City walls with three towers.
Rev: Prow of galley with eye to right; five pellets above, Lion below.
10mm and 0.9 grams.
Not listed in any known reference!!!
5 commentsCanaan11/10/18 at 23:15Randygeki(h2): Thats a neat addition!
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Sasanian, Shapur II. (309-379 A.D.), AR-Drachm, Göbl SN, Sapur II., Ia-6a, (Plate VI-102), Pahlavi legend, Fire altar with two attendants,87 viewsSasanian, Shapur II. (309-379 A.D.), AR-Drachm, Göbl SN, Sapur II., Ia-6a, (Plate VI-102), Pahlavi legend, Fire altar with two attendants,
avers: Pahlavi legend, Bearded bust of Shapur II right, wearing merlon crown surmounted by globe decorated with five lines and pellets between, diadem ties behind globe, diadem ties behind crown and pointing up, symbol in left field.
reverse: Pahlavi legend, Fire altar with two attendants dressed in kingly garb, facing inward, short staff in both hands, the bust of Ahuramazda right in flames above altar, Pahlavi script on the altar.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,01g, axes: 3h,
mint: , date: A.D. regnal year ., ref: Göbl SN, Sapur II., Ia-6a, (Plate VI-102), Valentine-26,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans11/10/18 at 23:15Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Battle of Actium31 views2 commentsQuant.Geek11/09/18 at 05:36Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Vespasian-RIC-1233110 viewsĆ As, 9.19g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: IVDAEA CAPTA; S C in exergue; Palm tree; to r., Judaea std. r.; to l. of tree, arms
RIC 1233 (C). BMC 845. BNC 846.
Acquired from Zuzim, October 2018.

The amount of propaganda the Flavian regime was able to squeeze out of the Jewish War is astounding. Here we have an As struck seven or eight years after the fall of Jerusalem still touting the Jewish defeat. It was the singular event that more than anything else gave the dynasty its prestige. It would have been unseemly to celebrate the defeat of fellow Romans after the end of the Civil War, but quite appropriate to do so over an eastern people, despite the fact they were within the boundaries of the Roman empire. This As was struck in a fairly large issue from the Lyon mint, presumably to address a shortage of bronze coinage in the western provinces late in Vespasian's reign.

Distinctive Lyon portrait, struck on a bent flan.
5 commentsDavid Atherton11/09/18 at 05:36Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Basil II & Constantine VIII, (976-1028 A.D.)50 viewsĆ “Anonymous” Follis
Class A2
O: EMMANOVHΛ, Nimbate bust of Christ facing, wearing pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels; IC – XC in fields to left and right.
R: + IhSЧS / [X]RISTЧ[S] / bASILЄЧ / bASILЄ / ·, legend in four lines.
8.68g
26mm
SBCV 1793
5 commentsMat11/09/18 at 05:36Randygeki(h2): Nice find Mat. its a good example
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RIC 0247 Vespasian sestertius109 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 03:53Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Roman Empire, CONSTANTIUS GALLUS CAESAR. AE2 Maiorina or Centenionalis of Antioch. Struck A.D.351 - 35458 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES. Bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius Gallus facing right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman, discarded shield on ground at feet; in left field, Γ : in exergue, ANH.
Weight 5.6gms
RIC VIII: 134
2 comments*Alex10/29/18 at 06:32Randygeki(h2): A wonderful example!
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Constantius Gallus - AE 213 viewsSiscia
28 Sep 351 - winter 354 AD
draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
A
soldier spearing falling horseman (bare-headed)
FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
III
ΓSIS
RIC VIII Siscia 333
4,13g
1 commentsJohny SYSEL10/29/18 at 06:32Randygeki(h2): Good reverse
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Constantius II - AE 2 centionalis15 viewsRome
348 - 350 AD
laurel and rosette-diademed, cuirassed, draped bust left, globe in hand
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
N
emperor nimbate and in military dress, shield on left arm, on horseback galloping right, thrusting spear at two barbarians wearing Phrygian helmets, who kneel before him with their arms raised towards him
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
N
R E
RIC VIII Rome 154
3,35g
1 commentsJohny SYSEL10/29/18 at 06:32Randygeki(h2): Very neat!
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Cappadocia, Kings, 014 Ariobarzanes III. Eusebes Philoromaios (52-42 B.C.), AR-Drachm, SNG Cop. 162, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ...,Athena Nicephorus standing left, #170 viewsCappadocia, Kings, 014 Ariobarzanes III. Eusebes Philoromaios (52-42 B.C.), AR-Drachm, SNG Cop. 162, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ, Athena Nicephorus standing left, #1
avers: Diademed, bearded head of king right.
reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, star in a crescent to inner left, monogram to inner right, Θ (date, year=9) in exergue.
exergue: -/-//Θ, diameter:15,5-16,5mm, weight: 3,58g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cappadocia, Kings, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, date: Θ (year-9), 44 B.C., ref: Simonetta 1b, SNG Copenhagen 162, SNG von Aulock 6327.
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans10/29/18 at 06:30Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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RIC 0961 Domitian denarius84 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 06:29Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Mary I of Scotland (1542 - 1567 A.D.)46 viewsScotland
AR Bawbee
O: MARIA · D · G · R · SCOTORVM: A crowned thistle, 'M' to its left and 'R' to the right.
R: OPPIDVM · EDINBVRGI, Saltire behind a crown, flanked by a cinquefoil on each side.
Edinburgh mint
21mm
1.78g
SCBC 5432
4 commentsMat10/29/18 at 06:29Randygeki(h2): Neat coin Mat
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0306, Rome, AR-Denarius, HISPANIA, Hispania draped, reclining left, #1138 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0306, Rome, AR-Denarius, HISPANIA, Hispania draped, reclining left, #1
avers: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: HISPANIA, Hispania draped, reclining left, holding the olive branch and leaning on a rock.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 136 A.D., ref: RIC II 306, RSC-349, BMC-361,
Q-001
8 commentsquadrans10/24/18 at 06:33Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Vespasian RIC-759126 viewsĆ Dupondius, 14.46g
Rome mint, 74 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: PON•MAX•TR•POT•P•P•COS•V CENS; Winged caduceus between crossed cornuacopiae
RIC 759 (C). BMC p. 219 note. RPC 1983 (6 spec.). BNC 905.
Ex eBay, 16 October 2018. Ex Klassische Münzen.

Traditionally, the issue this rather strange dupondius is from has been attributed to various different mints over the years. Ted Buttrey writing in the RIC II.1 Addenda commented extensively on it. Because both the Addenda has yet to see the light of day and T. Buttrey's thoughts on the subject are important (and indeed likely correct), I have largely quoted it in full here with some minor editing.

'RIC 756-767 are irregular Dupondii, which should be taken together with Asses, semisses and quadrantes (RIC 1564-1581), forming together a single extraordinary issue in four denominations, distinct in typology and metal, as well as overall character from the regular coinage of the year. Although Eastern in aspect and reverse type, the circulation area of the dupondii is almost exclusively Gaul, Germany, Italy – i.e. the West, with scarcely any penetration of the East. Finds of the smaller denominations are rarely attested anywhere, East or West. The Eastern finds appear to be simply the débris of Mediterranean circulation.

Previously the series had been attributed to Commagene (BMCRE II, pp.217-222), then as a likelihood to Antioch (e.g. RPC II 1982-2005). The correct attribution to Rome is proved by mules of the dupondii with regular issues (Buttrey, “Vespasian’s Roman Orichalcum: An Unrecognized Celebratory Coinage” in David M. Jacobson and Nikos Kokkinos, Judaea and Rome in Coins, 65 CBE – 135 CE (2012). The series had nothing to do with Syria or with the East at all, yet it was purposefully designed to appear non-Roman: the suppression of the traditional reverse sub-inscription S C throughout; the suppression of the radiate crown of the Dupondius; the shifting of the consular dating from the obv. to the rev.; the striking of all four denominations in orichalcum; and most obviously the selection of rev. dies which reek of the East.

There is nothing like this series in the whole of Roman imperial coinage. It is a deliberate act of Orientalism, imposing the flavour of the East on a Western coinage. The key to its understanding is the reverse type of the dupondius, two crossed cornuacopiae with a winged caduceus between. It replicates the type of an obscure issue of the Galilean city of Sepphoris, an issue which had been, astonishingly, signed by Vespasian himself (ΕΠΙ ΟΥΕCΠΑCΙΑΝΟΥ, “on the authority of…”) when on duty there in the last days of Nero. The dupondius-sized bronze was accompanied by a half-unit with the type of a large, central S C – again signed by Vespasian, and now imitated on the As of the orichalcum series with the wreath of the As of Antioch (RPC I 4849-50).
The whole of this series memorializes not Vespasian the conquering general (IVDAEA CAPTA, VICTORIA AVGVSTI), but the man. His re-use of earlier coin types is well-known; here he re-uses his own, harking back to his career just prior to his final success in seizing the empire. And the series was struck in 74 A.D., co-terminous with the celebration of Vespasian’s first quinquennium.'

The coin itself is a superb example in very fine style. Beautiful dark golden patina with highlights of emerald green.
8 commentsDavid Atherton10/24/18 at 06:33Randygeki(h2): Congrats. Neat addition!
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361 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Indulgentia41 viewsReference.
RIC 361; C. 845

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate, head right

Rev. INDVLGENTIA AVG COS III
Indulgentia, draped, seated left on throne, holding out right hand and holding transverse sceptre in left

3.29 gr
18 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki10/24/18 at 06:33Randygeki(h2): Awesome example !
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Amisos, Pontos43 views300 – 125 B.C.
Silver Siglos (reduced)
3.83 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Draped bust of Hera-Tyche right, wearing turreted stephane
Rev.: Owl facing with spread wings standing on shield; monogram to lower left.

SNG Black Sea 1110 var. (monogram);
HGC 7, 233
4 commentsJaimelai10/24/18 at 06:33Randygeki(h2): I like it as well. Great addition
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Kings of Thrace. Lysimachos. (Circa 297-281)54 viewsAR Tetradrachm

16.04 g

Magnesia mint.

Obverse: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon

Reverse: Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; filleted torch to outer left, monogram to inner left.

Thompson 115; HGC 3, 1743

Among the mints in Asia Minor which Lysimachos acquired through his military conquests in 302/1 BC, Magnesia was a fairly prolific issuer of coinage. In 287 BC, however, the city, along with its neighbor, Sardes, was captured by Demetrios I Poliorketes, only to be retaken by Lysimachos the following year. While Sardes was apparently closed throughout the remainder of Lysimachos’ reign, the mint at Magnesia was allowed to continue striking.
2 commentsNathan P10/24/18 at 06:32Randygeki(h2): Good example
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RIC 1473114 viewsVespasian (69-79). AR Denarius
(18.5mm, 2.77g, 6h).
Ephesus? , c. AD 76.
Obv: Laureate head r.
Rev: Pegasus stepping r.
RIC II 1473; RSC 114a; RPC II 1451.
Rare, Good Fine
St Paul Antiquities Auction 18 Lot 347 October 13, 2018


I knew when I saw this coin that I wanted it. I already have the Domitian with the Pegasus reverse. When I saw this Vespasian with a Pegasus reverse I wondered why this reverse would be on a coin of Vespasian. It appears as if this coin is a mule. The obverse portrait is muled with the Domitian Pegasus reverse.

The mysterious 'O' mint is one mint where this practice is known. There is an 'O' on these coins but little else is known about this mint. In RIC II Part one, the authors tentatively assign this group of denarii to Ephesus. The truth is the location of the 'O' mint is unknown.

This coin is another example of where the obverse is not the most attractive side of the coin. Imho the reverse is not only more interesting but features a very well rendered depiction of Pegasus. The engraving is truly artistic.

This leads me to another aspect of these coins-the legends are often blundered for this mint. Why the celators would take so much care with the devices and not as much with the legends is another 'O' mint mystery.

Mysterious or not, I was immediately attracted to this coin. I feel very lucky to have landed it because it is one of only a handful of examples I have seen or know about.
8 commentsorfew10/24/18 at 06:32Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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EB0891 Constantius II / FEL TEMP13 viewsConstantius II 337-361, AE 3, Siscia 348-350 AD.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor holding labarum and phoenix, standing on galley piloted by Victory. Mintmark BSIS [symbol 2] (like a retrograde R).
References: RIC VIII Siscia 243.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.012g.
1 commentsEB10/17/18 at 07:29Randygeki(h2): neat coin
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANS, AE2 of ANTIOCH. Struck A.D.348 - 35077 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans holding globe facing left.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier advancing right, dragging small barbarian from hut beneath tree; in exergue, ANΔ.
RIC VIII : 126
5 comments*Alex10/17/18 at 07:28Randygeki(h2): Awesome example !
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Clodius Albinus (193 - 195 A.D.)51 viewsAR Denarius
O: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right.
R: MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing front, head left, holding a spear and leaning on a shield.
Rome Mint
3.21g
19mm
RIC 7, RSC 48, RCV 6144, BMC 98
6 commentsMat10/12/18 at 05:18Randygeki(h2): Great addition. Nice deal on this one.
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Otho AR Denarius86 viewsOtho, 69.
Denarius, Rome;
3.03 g.
Obv: Head r .IMP M OTHO CAESAR AUG TR P
Rev:Equitas stands l. with scales and scepter. PONT MAX
BMC 6; Coh. 9; RIC˛ 19.
Fine tone fine
Ex: The Jyrki Muona collection
auction Fritz Rudolf Künker 304, Osnabrück March 2018, No. 1073
auction Fritz Rudolf Künker 312, Osnabrück October 2018, No. 2822.

I am thrilled to have bought my second denarius of Otho. Otho was the second of the emperors n the year of the four emperors in 69 CE. After losing a battle to Aulus Vitellius he took his own life rather than needlessly spill more blood.

I absolutely love the portrait on this coin. It is rendered in a truly artistic style. The PONT MAX reverse is rarer than the SECURITAS reverse of my first coin of OTHO. This coin was struck on a rather large flan and the quality of silver is very nice indeed.

After winning this coin I was contacted by Dr. Jyrki Muona who informed me that the coin once belonged to him. Dr. Muona has written on the topic of coins of Otho including the paper "The Rome mint coins of Marcus Salvius Otho". I am very pleased to own a coin of Otho from his collection.

Some have claimed that Otho was an insignificant historical figure and that his coins are only collected because collecting the 12 Caesars based on the book by Suetonius means that one needs a coin of Otho. I would have to disagree. Otho ruled in a time of civil war during a truly formative century for the Roman empire. He also gave his life to spare others. To me this makes him significant enough for me.
6 commentsorfew10/12/18 at 05:18Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Titus RIC-16894 viewsĆ Sestertius, 23.01g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l., with flower
RIC 168 (C2). BMC 168. BNC 499.
Ex Felicitas-Perpetua, eBay, 23 September 2018.

Spes is a common reverse type under Vespasian, connected to future dynastic hope and harmony. It continued to be struck by Titus and can be viewed as his hope for the future with his chosen heir Domitian. As Mattingly put it: '...the recurring types of Spes suggests that Titus gave Domitian full due as heir to the throne.' Suetonious would have us believe this public fraternal affection was a sham and Domitian did everything he could to plot against Titus. Dio goes so far as to say Domitian hastened Titus death by having him packed in ice! All of this can be dismissed as nothing more than post Domitianic gossip intended to blacken Domitian's name. The Flavian historian Brian Jones speculates the brother's relationship was one of 'mutual indifference and ignorance' due to their age and personality differences. Regardless, as the numismatic evidence shows, Titus looked upon Domitian as his legitimate heir until his natural death in mid September 81.

The reverse is quite worn, but no matter, the portrait makes up for any of the reverse's deficiencies. A wonderful coin in hand!
5 commentsDavid Atherton10/10/18 at 09:45Randygeki(h2): sweet addition
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Mazaios Obol, Artaxerxes III / Lion attacking bull 69 viewsCILICIA. Tarsos. Mazaios (Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC). Obol. 0.7 g., 12 mm.
O: Artaxerxes III (in the guise of Baaltars) seated right on throne with back terminating in head of swan, holding lotus flower and lotus-tipped sceptre.
R: Lion attacking bull right.
- Ziegler -; Casabonne Series 6; SNG BN 426-8 (Myriandros); SNG Levante 183 (Myriandros).
4 commentsNemonater10/09/18 at 04:45Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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RIC 0215 Domitianus95 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS X, Radiate bust right, with aegis
Rev : FIDEI PVBLICAE / S-C in field; Fides standing left, with plate of fruits and corn ears
AE/Dupondius (27.47 mm 12.667 g 5h) Struck in Rome 84 A.D.
RIC 215 (C), BMCRE unlisted, BNF 299
ex Artemide Auction 44E Lot 299
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus10/09/18 at 04:42Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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1037 Sabina As Roma 128-136 AD Concordia56 viewsReference.
RIC 1037; BMC 1891; C. 19; Strack 863

Obv. SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P
Diademed and draped bust right

Rev. CONCORDIA AVG / S C.
Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon statue of Spes; cornucopia below throne.

11.13 gr
27 mm
6h
5 commentsokidoki10/09/18 at 04:42Randygeki(h2): Awesome example !
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1024 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Sabina Ae 32 Octastyle temple15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1024; Rec 53; Paris 815; von Aulock 290; BMC 30; C/M Howgego 64 ( Hadrian Laureate head right)

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

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; in pediment, sacrificing Genius in pediment; below, prow

25.17 gr
32 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki10/07/18 at 18:44Randygeki(h2): Great coin!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Arles 09915 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTA-NTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP - REEPARATIO (sic), Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Arles (//PARL).
Reference:- RIC VIII Arles 99

Weight 3.62g. 22.65mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/06/18 at 18:02Randygeki(h2): Neat addition with a nice portrait.
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 12218 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Rosette and laureate diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Rome; (G | _ // RS)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 122 (R)

Weight 4.21g. 24.54mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/06/18 at 18:02Randygeki(h2): Nice find!
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2/3 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 099 16 viewsAE2/3
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; Delta behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare helmeted, reaching back towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (//SMKB),
Reference:– RIC VIII Cyzicus 99

Weight 2.86g. 27.72mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm10/06/18 at 18:01Randygeki(h2): Good exa with nice patina
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Vespasian RIC-73078 viewsĆ As, 10.91g
Rome mint, 74 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG COS V CENS; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l., with flower
RIC 730 (C). BMC 703. BNC 721.
Acquired from Roman Coin Shop, September 2018. Ex Künker eLive Auction 40, 18 May 2016, lot 7566.

Spes is a common reverse type struck repeatedly throughout the Flavian era, she is mostly associated with Domitian in both silver and bronze. Here Spes represents Vespasian's hope for a happy dynastic future. The depiction of Spes raising skirt and holding a flower likely copies a familiar cult statue of the goddess.

Bold portrait in good metal. A very attractive coin in hand.
4 commentsDavid Atherton10/03/18 at 05:52Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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EB0803 Constantius II / FEL TEMP18 viewsConstantius II, AE23, Constantinople 348-351.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman, who turns toward him with upraised hand, Γ to left. Mintmark CONSE star.
References: RIC VIII 82.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 5.51g.
1 commentsEB10/03/18 at 05:51Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Trajan Decius - the Divi series71 viewsYou can find a full description of the series here : https://www.cointalk.com/threads/ancients-trajan-decius-the-divi-series.296342/5 commentsPotator II10/03/18 at 05:50Randygeki(h2): Wonderful set!
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Marcus Aurelius, Antoninianus36 viewsRome mint AD 250/251
D MARCO ANTONINO, Radiate head of Marcus Aurelius right
CONSECRATIO, Altar
23 mm - 3.84 gr
Ref : RIC IV # 92a, Cohen # 1058
In qblays catalog : MA08-P114
Same dies as the example in the Bibliotheque nationale de France
1 commentsPotator II10/03/18 at 05:50Randygeki(h2): excellent
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Corinthian Stater65 viewsHead of Athena wearing Corinthian Helmet right

Pegasos flying left, coppa below

Corinth
345-307 BC

7.93g

Ex-Calgary Coin

Sold to ANE October 2019
5 commentsJay GT410/03/18 at 05:49Randygeki(h2): Beautiful coin!
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Bruttium Petelia Quadrantes59 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 05:49Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Claudius (41 - 54 A.D.)33 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: TI KLAUDI KAIS SEBA GERMANI AUTOKR,  Laureate head right; L Δ (date) below chin
R:  MESSALI-NA KAIS SEBAS Messalina standing facing, head left, leaning on short column, holding two children in outstretched right hand, grain ears with left. RY 4 ( 43/44 A.D.)
12.37g
23mm
Köln 81; Dattari (Savio) 125; K&G 12.35; RPC I 5145; Emmett 74.4.
2 commentsMat09/29/18 at 05:26Randygeki(h2): Neat find Mat!
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EB0801 Constantius II / FEL TEMP42 viewsConstantius II, AE Centenionalis, Antioch, 350-355 AD.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman, who turns toward him with upraised hand, Γ to left. Mintmark ANBI.
References: RIC VIII 132.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 6.101g.
2 commentsEB09/26/18 at 18:14Randygeki(h2): Good example
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Domitian RIC-22148 viewsĆ As, 10.23g
Rome mint, 84 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS X; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r., with aegis
Rev: MONETA AVGVST; S C in field; Moneta stg. l., with scales and cornucopiae
RIC 221 (C2). BMC 288. BNC 304.
Acquired from Marti Classical Numismatics, September 2018.

In 82 Domitian reformed the coinage by increasing the weight of the gold and fineness of the silver. Production of the bronze coinage was suspended while the mint was reorganised and resumed in 84 with new reverse types. Appropriately, one of the first types struck on the bronze after the coinage reform was Moneta, 'mint goddess of the emperor'. Mattingly believes Moneta in this context can be seen as symbolising Domitian's control of the mint and as paymaster to the empire. A fitting reverse design for an emperor who cared so much for his coinage.

Superb portrait and nice brown patina.
1 commentsDavid Atherton09/25/18 at 08:48Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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Vespasian RIC-71597 viewsĆ Dupondius, 10.55g
Rome mint, 74 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS V CENS; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r.
Rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA; S C in field; Felicitas stg. l., with caduceus and cornucopiae
RIC 715 (C2). BMC 696. BNC 712.
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2018.

A decently sized bronze coinage was struck for Vespasian in 74. The Felicitas on the reverse symbolises the prosperity and abundance Vespasian has brought to the empire. It is easily one of the commonest reverse types of the issue.

Well centred with a few marks on the reverse.
5 commentsDavid Atherton09/23/18 at 05:47Randygeki(h2): Great patina on this
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Titus RIC-226159 viewsĆ As, 10.75g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: GENI P R; S C in field; Genius stg. l., with patera over altar and cornucopiae
RIC 226 (R). BMC 210. BNC -.
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, September 2018.

Genius - 'The spirit of the Roman people' is not a common motif in Flavian coinage. It occurs under Vespasian on rare Spanish military denarii struck early in his reign and briefly during the reign of Titus on asses struck in 80-81. Mattingly connects the type under Titus with 'the vows undertaken for the first five years of the new reign'. The coin is dated COS VIII which Titus held in 80 (he did not renew the consulship in 81). Unlike the parallel silver issue the bronze lack an IMP number and cannot be more precisely dated. Most likely they were struck in the first half of 80 along with the silver.

Neatly centred with a fantastic portrait.
10 commentsDavid Atherton09/23/18 at 05:47Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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VITELLIUS (69). Denarius. Rome.82 viewsObv: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P. Laureate head right.
Rev: CONCORDIA P R. Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera and cradling cornucopia.
RIC 90.
Weight: 3.4 g.
Diameter: 19 mm.
5 commentsCanaan09/23/18 at 05:45Randygeki(h2): Oh cool. Sweet addition!
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132 - Probus - RIC 127 - Bust Type C (Lugdunum) (Retrograde C in left field)12 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SPES AVG, Spes standing left, holding flower and raising robe
Minted in Lugdunum (Retrograde C in left field) Emission 9, Officina 3. January to August A.D. 282
Reference:– Cohen 702. Bastien 405 (2 examples). RIC 127 Bust type C

Weight 3.43g. 22.25mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm09/23/18 at 05:44Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Henry VI (1422 - 1461 A.D.)32 viewsAR Groat
O: +HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC / Crowned bust facing, with annulet on each side of neck.
R: +POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM VILLA CALISIE / Long cross with three pellets in each angle, annulet in two quarters and after POSVI.
Annulet issue. Calais mint; im: pierced cross 2. Struck 1422-1427.
3.72g
27mm
North 1424; SCBC 1836
5 commentsMat09/23/18 at 05:44Randygeki(h2): Awesome example !
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1024 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Sabina, Octastyle temple51 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1024; Rec 53; Paris 815; von Aulock 290; BMC 30; C/M Howgego 64 ( Hadrian Laureate head right)

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

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; in pediment, sacrificing Genius in pediment; below, prow

25.17 gr
32 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki09/23/18 at 05:43Randygeki(h2): Me too, neat coin
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Otho (69 A.D.)36 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΑΥΤΟΚ ΜΑΡΚ ΟΘΩΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ, laureate head right; L A (date) to right.
R:ΡΩΜΗ, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma right, holding shield and spear.
13.4g
23mm
 Dattari (Savio) 330; K&G 18.9; RPC I 5362; Emmett 186.1

Published on Wildwinds!
1 commentsMat09/18/18 at 18:20Randygeki(h2): Nice find Mat
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Brettian AE Didrachm or reduced Sextans115 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 05:49Randygeki(h2): Great looking coin, love the patina
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038 var. Hadrian Denarius 125-28 AD Galley right Eastern Mint46 viewsReference.
Strack *17; (for Roma mint RIC 195)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev. COS III (in ex)
Galley right with steersman and five rowers; curved stern Hortator, two sigma at stern

3.28 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
Here the strap is dotted, normally it's with a thunderbolt on his cuirass leather strap
3 commentsokidoki09/10/18 at 05:49Randygeki(h2): Sweet
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 35217 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONI EVENTVS, Fides (Bonus Eventus - RIC) standing left holding basket of fruits in right hand, grain ears in left.
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194
Ref:– RIC 352 (Scarce). RSC 66

3.03g, 17.99mm, 0o
1 commentsmaridvnvm09/10/18 at 05:48Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Ostrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 090, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 18), Rare!180 viewsOstrogoth, Gepid, (The age of exodus/Dark ages) Sirmium, AR-1/4-Siliqua, "Anastasius" type, Alain Gennari No: 090, Monogram of Theoderich (Alain Gennari type 18), Rare!
avers: D N ANASTASIVS P AV, Diademed and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: VIN VITA ✠ A ROMANI *, Stylized "Theoderich" monogram (Alain Gennari type 18).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0mm, weight: 0,78g, axis: 1h,
mint: Sirmium ,date: 493-526 A.D., ref: Alain Gennari 090, (avers type: 47, reverse type :64, monogram type: 18), Rare!
Q-001
This coin attributed by the Alain Gennari article:
"The "Sirmium group": about the so-called Gepids siliquae
With a specific catalogue -2ⁿᵈ edition, Parma Oktober 2017"
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=113140.0
2 commentsquadrans09/04/18 at 23:53Randygeki(h2): Nice example
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Allectus (293 - 296 A.D.)34 viewsBillon Antoninianus
O: IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, globe in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, S in left field, P in right field, ML in exergue.
Londinium (London, England) mint
21mm
2.52g
RIC V-2 36
1 commentsMat09/04/18 at 23:31Randygeki(h2): Cool addition. I like the patina on this one
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 13231 viewsObv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed, bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor (type FH3)
Minted in Antioch (Gamma | _ //ANE). A.D. 350-355
Reference:- RIC VIII, Antioch 132.
2 commentsmaridvnvm09/02/18 at 08:14Randygeki(h2): Indeed. Very nice
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Mary (1553 - 1554 A.D.)39 viewsAR Groat
O: mΛRIΛ : (pomegranate) D’. G’. ΛnG'. FRΛ’. Z : hIB’. RЄGI’, crowned bust left; double and single annulet stops.
R: VЄRITΛ S (pomegranate) TЄm PORIS FILIΛ, royal coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée.
Tower (London) mint; im: pomegranate
23mm
1.86g
North 1960; SCBC 2492
3 commentsMat08/30/18 at 07:43Randygeki(h2): I like it too
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Friedrich von Pluvoise (1171-1173 A.D.)32 viewsFRANCE, Provincial
Metz (évęché)
AR Denier
O: FRIDERICS, Bareheaded and draped bust left.
R: (rose) METE[N]SIS, Cross path with central pellet; crescent in second quarter, rosette in third quarter.
.76g
15mm
Robert 1; Boudeau 1623; Roberts 8856

AKA Frédéric de Pluvoise
2 commentsMat08/30/18 at 07:43Randygeki(h2): Neat one Mat
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Constantius Gallus, (351 - 354 A.D.)39 views Ć2
O: DN CONSTANT-IVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right.
R: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is beared, bare headed, falling forward, clutching his horse.Γ in field left. ANS in exergue.
Antioch Mint
4.78g
23mm
RIC VIII Antioch 137
3 commentsMat08/22/18 at 16:45Randygeki(h2): Great example with nice patina
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Domitia RIC 847111 viewsAR Cistophorus
Rome mint (for Asia), 82 AD (Domitian)
Obv: DOMITIA AVGVSTA; Bust of Domitia, draped r., hair massed in front and in long plait behind
Rev: VENVS AVG; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
RIC 847 (R). BMC 256. RSC 19. RPC 870 (8 spec.). BNC 226.
Ex CNG E424, 11 July 2018, lot 471.

A brief issue of cistophori were struck for Domitia as Augusta under Domitian in 82. Venus leaning on column was the sole reverse type chosen for her rare cistophori. The style and six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the home mint. K. Butcher and M. Ponting's metal analysis reveal they were struck from a different stock of metal than contemporary Rome mint denarii, possibly from recycled older denarii. At 80% silver fineness these early cistophori were likely struck before Domitian's major coinage reform of 82 when the denarius was raised to nearly 100% fineness.

Domitia Longina was the daughter of the famed Roman general Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo who was commanded to commit suicide by Nero for alleged treason. Domitian courted and married Domitia soon after Vespasian's accession, despite her already being the wife of Aelius Lamia. It was a good match - distancing the Flavians from the reign of Nero and uniting them to a beloved general's family. Soon after Domitian become emperor, Suetonius tells us he briefly divorced Domitia because of an adulterous affair she had with the actor Paris. Dio claims Domitian actually considered executing her but was persuaded from doing so by the praetorian prefect Ursus. He soon reunited with her after a brief separation alleging the people demanded it. Where this coin fits into that time frame is hard to tell. We don't know exactly when the divorce occurred or how long it lasted. However, it is likely this coin was struck after their reconciliation and can be seen as symbolically strengthening Domitia's position at court.

Struck in fine early style.
9 commentsDavid Atherton08/04/18 at 05:55Randygeki(h2): excellent
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Domitian RIC 16100 viewsAR Denarius, 3.43g
Rome mint, 81 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: P P COS VII DES VIII; Seat, draped; above, semicircular frame decorated with three crescents
RIC 16 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC 8.
Acquired from Germania Inferior, June 2018.

Domitian seems to have been somewhat in a hurry to strike coins as Augustus after Titus' death in mid September 81 AD, presumably for a legionary donative. This denarius was struck before Domitian had been awarded the power of the tribunate (TR P) and pontifex maximus (PM). Here his only titles are Augustus (AVG), Imperator (IMP), Consul for the 7th time (COS VII), and pater patriae, father of the country (P P). Perhaps it may have taken a few days for the Senate to award the power of the tribunate to Domitian because they had assembled at the small town of Reate where Titus had died and needed to be in Rome in order to vote him the right. The religious ceremonies required for Domitian to assume the title pontifex maximus had not yet finished by this time either, here he is simply PONT, or in other words a member of the College of Pontiffs. Some have argued that PONT is the same as PM, I disagree. Titus as Caesar early on had also used the title PONT on his denarii and he was never pontifex maximus under Vespasian - only the emperor can be Pontifex Maximus or greatest priest. Although this Group 2 denarius is not part of Domitian's first RIC issue, it is very likely to have been struck within the first few days of him assuming the purple. RIC notes the chronology is not precise with these issues from 81 and they are grouped only for 'convenience'. Judging by the rarity of the Group 2 denarii they could not have been struck for any great length of time.

Dark cabinet toning with a stylish early portrait.
5 commentsDavid Atherton08/04/18 at 05:53Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Antiochos I Soter (281 - 261 B.C.)35 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE
AR Tetradrachm
O: Diademed head right
R: Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; monograms to outer left and right. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY within.
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint
29mm
16.78g
SC 379
2 commentsMat08/02/18 at 15:36Randygeki(h2): Sweet addition Mat. One on my wish list
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KINGS of PARTHIA. Gotarzes II. 40-51 AD. Billon Tetradrachm. Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Dated Seleukid Era 357 (September, 46 AD).42 viewsObv. Diademed bust left, long pointed beard, lock of hair on brow.
Rev. Gotarzes seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him, presenting a diadem and holding cornucopiae; year above, month in exergue.
Sellwood 65.7; Shore 359; BMC Parthia pg. 162, 7; MACW -.
25mm, 11.22 grams.
2 commentsCanaan07/31/18 at 17:51Randygeki(h2): Indeed, cool addition
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Edward VI (1547 - 1553 A.D.)40 viewsAR Shilling
O:  (tun) ЄDWΛRD’· VI : D’· S’ ΛGl’: FRΛ’· Z : hIB’· RЄX :, crowned and mantled bust facing slightly left; rose to left, XII to right.
R:  (tun) POSVI DЄVM ·’ : ΛDIVTOR Є’· MEV·’·, coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée.
5.7g
32mm
North 1937; SCBC 2482
4 commentsMat07/27/18 at 06:05Randygeki(h2): Neat addition
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Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.)35 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Α Κ Γ ΟVΙΒ ΤΡЄΒ ΓΑΛΛΟϹ ЄVϹЄΒ, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: LΓ (year 3) (252/3), Eagle standing right, with wreath in beak; palm frond over shoulder.
11.4g
23mm
Emmett 3667; Milne 3858.

Ex Baldwins, 2003
4 commentsMat07/20/18 at 05:39Randygeki(h2): Great example Mat
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asmcalee803a515 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. KAI. MAV. ANTΩNεINOC C. Laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN MHOΠ KOΛ, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; above, ram leaping left, head right; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse field.
34 mm, 15.35 gms

McAlee 803(a)
1 commentsCharles M07/20/18 at 05:39Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Edward I (1272 - 1307 A.D.)40 viewsAR Penny
O: + ЄDWR’ ANGL’ DИS’ hУB, crowned and draped facing bust.
R:  / CIVI | TAS | LOИ | DOИ, long cross pattée; trefoils in quarters.
1.43g
19mm
 SCBI 39 (North), 60; North 1015; SCBC 1386.
4 commentsMat07/16/18 at 06:14Randygeki(h2): Very nice Mat
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DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG (the 2nd) / FEL TEMP REPARATIO AE3/4 follis (337-361 A.D.)36 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right/ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman in Phrygian helmet, who is reaching backwards. Mintmark SMHΔ (or A) in exergue.

AE3/4, 16-16.5+mm, 1.95g, die axis 12 (medal alignment), material: bronze/copper-based alloy

DN = Dominus Noster = Our Lord, P F AVG = Pius Felix Augustus = the pius (dutiful) and fortunate (happy) emperor, FELicium TEMPorum REPARATIO (or FELicis TEMPoris REPARATIO) = re-establishment of the happy times, SMH = Sacra Moneta Heraclea, officina #1 (alpha) or #4 (delta). Heraclea is now Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey.

Despite the second part of the obverse legend being almost lost, this can only be Constantius II: a Constans' coin would have had a break after DN CONSTA- and a Constantius Gallus' one wouldn't have had a pearl-diademed bust. Also, the last letters of the legend seem to be VG. Factoring in the Phrygian helmet and the reaching back stance of the horseman, very clear H in the mintmark (Heraclea) and absence of any field marks, we can conclude that this must be a variety of RIC VIII Heraclea 90 type. This type should be 17-19mm in size, which is also consistent with this coin. Some sources remark that the fallen horseman type was introduced by Constans and Constantius only in 348, so this coin can be dated 348-361 A.D.

Constantius II (caesar 324-, augustus 337-361), see more info at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-147501
2 commentsYurii P07/03/18 at 16:02Randygeki(h2): I think Delta is correct for officina
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00 Domitian as Caesar RIC 53991 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIAN COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: No legend; Domitian on horse l.; cloak flying out behind, r. hand raised, sceptre in l.
RIC 539 (R). BMC 122. RSC 665. BNC -.
Acquired from NumisCorner, June 2018.

This is the first denarius struck at Rome for Domitian as Caesar. Fittingly, it commemorates Domitian's appearance at Vespasian and Titus' joint Jewish War Triumph - 'while taking part in the Judaean triumph, he rode on a white horse' (Suetonius, Domitian, ii), which was the normal conduct for a young prince on such occasions. The type was struck in three variants: firstly, with a clockwise obverse legend and DOMITIAN fully spelled out, as we see here. Secondly, it was shortened to DOMIT, with the legend still running clockwise. Lastly, the legend direction was changed to counter clockwise with DOMIT. The first two variants are quite rare, the last relatively common. On this coin we see a cloak flying out from behind Domitian. This interesting detail only appears on a few coins from the first variant and does not show up on subsequent issues of the type. Most likely this variant with the cloak was the earliest version of the type which was then quickly simplified by dropping the cloak all together.

Well centred in good early style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton07/01/18 at 05:56Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 139 var23 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left holding globe,
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right
Minted in Rome; (//R*B)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 139 var (not listed for this officina)

Double struck

Weight 4.09g. 23.41mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/01/18 at 05:55Randygeki(h2): Interesting coin
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151 - Maximinus II - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 099a22 viewsFollis
Obv:– GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO CAESARIS, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys at waist, left hand holding cornucopiae and right hand holding patera
Minted in Alexandria (K | B / P // ALE). Late A.D. 308 - A.D. 310
Reference(s) – RIC VI Alexandria 99a (Common)

Weight 6.44g. 23.84mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/01/18 at 05:53Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 09216 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed and is bearded
Minted in Cyzicus (Gamma | _ // SMKE)
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 92 (C2)

Unusual shield decoration. Central boss surrounded by four small dots forming a square, additional dots at either end of the shield.

Weight 4.33g. 23.49mm. 30 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/01/18 at 05:53Randygeki(h2): Congrats. Had my eye on this one
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 13226 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reachine towards emperor (type FH3)
Minted in Antioch (G | _ //AN Theta).
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 132

Weight 5.12g. 25.32mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/01/18 at 05:50Randygeki(h2): Great coin with an interesting style on the revers...
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170 - Constantius II - AE2/3 - RIC VIII Antioch 12940 viewsAE2/3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Phoenix nimbate and radiate, standing right on globe,
Minted in Antioch (_ | * //ANA). A.D. 348 - A.D. 350
Reference:– RIC VIII Antioch 129 (S)

Weight 2.78g. 19.42mm. 0 degrees
3 commentsmaridvnvm07/01/18 at 05:50Randygeki(h2): Great coin! I really like the reverse !
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6187 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 136-37 AD Nilus reclining 22 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6187.4 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Supll. Pl. 11, 103 (this coin); Emmett 1013.21

Issue L KA = year 21

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΚΑ
Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia

24.30 gr
34 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
1 commentsokidoki07/01/18 at 05:49Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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Henry VIII (1509-1547 A.D.)29 viewsAR Groat
Second Coinage
O:  hЄnRIC’ VIII D’ G’ R’ ΛGLIЄ Z FRΛnCЄ, crowned bust right (Laker bust D); saltire stops, Lombardic lettering.
R: POSVI DEV’ ΛDIVTORЄ’ mЄV’, royal shield over long cross fourchée; saltires in forks, double saltire stops, Lombardic lettering.
Tower mint; im:arrow, 1526-1532 A.D.
25mm
2.55g
SCBC 2337E; North 1797
1 commentsMat07/01/18 at 05:48Randygeki(h2): Neat addition Mat
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Lucania, Metapontom stater85 viewsRaised barley corn

Incuse barley corn

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 19:45Randygeki(h2): Nice, a neat coin!
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Vespasian-RIC-1432140 viewsAR Denarius, 3.29g
Ephesus Mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. l., with wreath and palm; at lower l., EPHE
RIC 1432 (R2). BMC p. 96, *. RSC 281. RPC 834 (2 spec.). BNC 354.
Acquired from Pavlos S. Pavlov, May 2018.

Victory advancing left was a commonly struck reverse type at Ephesus up until Vespasian's COS III issue. From this issue going forward, the mint favoured the Victory advancing right and sparingly struck the advancing left variant. As a matter of fact, the left Victory virtually disappears by the time the COS V issue was produced. So, a very rare type for COS III - just 2 Victory left specimens versus 14 right specimens cited in RPC.

Fabulous Ephesian style!

12 commentsDavid Atherton06/21/18 at 06:45Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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LEO I (457-474). Ae.49 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Lion crouching right, head reverted.
Unlisted variety, the lion position, possibly imitation.

Weight: 0.82g.
Diameter: 10 mm.
2 commentsCanaan06/21/18 at 06:39Randygeki(h2): Neat find
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Antoninus Pius  (138-161 A.D.)24 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΑVΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ [ΑΔΡ] – ΑΝΤWΝΙΝΟС – [EVСEΒ], Bareheaded and draped bust right.
R: L ENΔEKATOV, Dikaiosyne seated left, holding scales and cornucopia. Dated RY 11 (147/48 A.D)
24mm
11.9g
Emmett 1377.11
2 commentsMat06/21/18 at 06:33Randygeki(h2): Great addition Mat! Even with the chip
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03b Domitian as Caesar RIC 922101 viewsAR Denarius, 3.31g
Rome mint, 76-77 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS IIII; Pegasus, standing r.
RIC 922 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Marc Walter, May 2018. Ex Künker eLive Auction 37, 20 October 2015, lot 152.

A rare obverse legend variant of the Pegasus type struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian. Here we have 'CAES' instead of the much more common 'CAESAR'. No reverse die links between the two different obverses have been found, perhaps suggesting the 'CAES' issue came slightly later. Out of 240 Domitian Pegasus denarii on acsearch, only 6 have the 'CAES' obverse. The reverse copies a denarius struck for Augustus (RIC 297). Mattingly speculates it refers to Domitian's poetic aspirations.

Curtis Clay's comments concerning this variant - 'I had forgotten about this variety, but find that I had written into my BMC 193: Var. CAES for CAESAR, CNG Website 6247, May 2001 (2.78g). RIC new ed. 922 calls it R2 and cites examples in Glasgow (ill. pl. 10) and Oxford.'

Struck in the very finest of styles.
7 commentsDavid Atherton06/20/18 at 02:23Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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07b Domitian as Caesar RIC 108588 viewsAR Denarius, 3.08g
Rome Mint, 79 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Salus, stg. r., resting on column, feeding snake out of patera
RIC 1085 (R2). BMC p. 47 note. RSC 385. BNC 238.
Acquired from eBay, 10 June 2018.

A rare left portrait variant of the common Salus type struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian. The reverse may be an illusion to Vespasian's ill health preceeding his death on 24 June 79. No specimens in the BM's collection, citing the Paris collection. A double die match with the RIC plate coin.

Good style and well centred.
4 commentsDavid Atherton06/15/18 at 08:12Randygeki(h2): Neat find!
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050 Hadrian Denarius Roma 118 AD Felicitas standing22 viewsReference
RIC 50a; C. 598; Strack 47

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

Rev. P M TR P COS DES III FEL AVG
Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left

2.99 gr
19 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki06/15/18 at 08:11Randygeki(h2): Great coin!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 14926 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laurel and rosette diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Rome; (A| _//RS).
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 149 (R)

4.41 gms. 23.53 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm06/11/18 at 05:17Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 13224 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed, bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor (type FH3)
Minted in Antioch (Gamma | _ //ANH). A.D. 350-355
Reference:- RIC VIII, Antioch 132

6.11 gms. 25.18 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm06/11/18 at 05:16Randygeki(h2): Another bent elbow, nice
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 12515 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him
Minted in Antioch (//ANB).
Reference:– RIC VIII Antioch 125 (C)

3.94 gms. 23.08 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm06/11/18 at 05:15Randygeki(h2): Nice
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 114 var 26 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laureate and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Rome; (/A | _ / RS)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 114 var (Unlisted officina, listed for RQ, which is R)

5.60 gms. 24.11 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm06/11/18 at 05:15Randygeki(h2): Nice looking addition
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 068 corr 24 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Cyzicus; (_ | * // SMKS)
Reference:– RIC VIII Cyzicus 68 corr (R)

4.84 gms.23.93 mm. 0 degrees.

1 commentsmaridvnvm06/11/18 at 05:15Randygeki(h2): Nice find
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148 - Galerius - Follis - RIC VI Alexandria 8221 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head right (divergent ties)
Rev:– VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Mars advancing right, in military dress, holding transverse spear, shield and trophy.
Minted in Alexandria (X | S / K // ALE). A.D. 308-310
Reference:– RIC VI Alexandria 82
1 commentsmaridvnvm06/11/18 at 05:14Randygeki(h2): Great example
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Domitian RIC-85567 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.28g
Rome mint (for Asia), 95 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Temple with two columns, inscribed ROM ET AVG in entablature, enclosing Augustus. stg. front to l., with spear, crowned by Roma to r., with cornucopiae; G in exergue
RIC 855 (C). BMC p. 352, *. RSC 407. RPC 875 (2 spec.). BNC -.
Acquired from Emerald Imports, eBay, May 2018. Formerly in NGC holder 4278229-001, grade 'Ch VF', strike 5/5, surface 4/5, 'Fine style'.

A small issue of cistophori were struck by Domitian in 95. The style and six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the probable mint. Interestingly, K. Butcher and M. Ponting's recent metal analysis of the series reveals it was struck from a different stock of metal than contemporaneous denarii, possibly from recycled republican and early imperial pieces. This rare reverse features the temple of Roma and Augustus at Pergamum copied from the cistophori of Claudius. The temple was erected in 29 BC and was an important centre of the imperial cult in the region. No archaeological remains have been found of the structure, only the coins hint at how it may have appeared. RPC speculates the 'G' in exergue may be the mark of an officina, although, why the Rome mint would use a mint mark on the cistophori and not on any other issues is quite puzzling.

This coin originally came in a NGC slab which noted it as 'fine style'. I quite agree.
5 commentsDavid Atherton06/08/18 at 05:24Randygeki(h2): Very awesome
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Septimius Severus AR Denarius. Emesa, AD 194-195.22 viewsObv. [IMP] CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right.
Rev. FORTVN REDVC, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
References: RIC 377.
2.76g, 17mm.
Ex. Lanz Numismatics.
1 commentsCanaan06/08/18 at 05:23Randygeki(h2): A neat find!
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163 - Helena - AE3 - RIC VII Alexandria 48 46 viewsAE3
Obv:– FL HELENA AVGVSTA, Diademed, draped bust right
Rev:– SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE, Securitas, standing left, holding branch
Minted in Alexandria (Wreath | B //SMAL). A.D. 327-328
Reference:– RIC VII Alexandria 48 (R4); LRBC 1417
4 commentsmaridvnvm06/08/18 at 05:22Randygeki(h2): A beauty
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198 Sabina Denarius Roma 128-136 AD Tellus eastern mint28 viewsReference.
unpublished strack--; RIC;

obverse of Sabina reverse Hadrian
Obv. RIC 390; Rev. RIC 276

Obv. SABINA AVGVSTA
Diademed and draped bust right

Rev. TELLVS STABIL
Tellus standing left, holding plough-handle and rake, two corn ears behind.

2.73 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 233, lot 2366 2015
1 commentsokidoki06/08/18 at 05:22Randygeki(h2): A neat one!
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 222, Rome, AR-Denarius, MARTI PACATORI, Mars standing front, Scarce! #1144 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 222, Rome, AR-Denarius, MARTI PACATORI, Mars standing front, Scarce! #1
avers: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right.
reverse: MARTI PACATORI, Mars standing front, head left, holding olive-branch, reversed spear and shield.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 2,97g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 210-213 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 222, p-217, RSC 149, BMC 81, Scarce!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans06/08/18 at 05:20Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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Domitian (81 - 96 A.D.)64 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
AR Tetradrachm
O: AVT KAISAR DOMITIANOS SEB GERM, laureate head right; aegis at point of bust.
R: ETOUS NEOV IEROV H, eagle standing facing right on thunderbolt; palm in right field. RY 8 (88/9 AD)
14.77g
26mm
Prieur 145; RPC II 1978; Wruck 108
8 commentsMat06/08/18 at 05:19Randygeki(h2): An awesome tet!
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RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm104 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 05:19Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 106, AE-2 Follis, Γ/•//CONSΘ, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, #1121 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 106, AE-2 Follis, Γ/•//CONSΘ, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, #1
avers: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, (Cs1,D3,) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP RE PARATIO, Soldier standing left, right knee raised, spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, no beard, clutching horse's neck, Γ left, • right.
exergue: Γ/•//CONSΘ, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,39g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 351-355 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 106,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans06/03/18 at 06:47Randygeki(h2): Great example
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 172, AE-2 Follis, Γ/*//*TSB*, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor and captive, #1122 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 172, AE-2 Follis, Γ/*//*TSB*, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor and captive, #1
avers: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, (Cs1,D3,) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP RE PARATIO, Emperor in military dress advancing left, treading on captive (Phrygian helmet), holding Victory on a globe and a chi-rho standard, Γ left, star right.
exergue: Γ/*//*TSB*, diameter: 21,6-23mm, weight: 5,12g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 350-355 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 172, p-418, LRBC #1671,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans06/03/18 at 06:47Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Peroz (459 - 484 A.D.)33 viewsAR Drachm
O: Crowned bust right, crescent on forehead.
R: Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames; mint to right. (Stuck years 3-8 of reign)
26mm
4g
Gobl Type II
4 commentsMat05/26/18 at 06:36Randygeki(h2): Cool coin Mat
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Aelius (136 - 138 A.D.)60 viewsAR Denarius
O: L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right.
R: TR POT COS II, Felicitas standing left, caduceus in left, cornucopia in right.
Rome Mint, 137 A.D.
3.16g
18mm
SRCV II 3973, RIC II Hadrian 430, RSC II 50, BMCRE III Hadrian 969
6 commentsMat05/23/18 at 05:20Randygeki(h2): A sweet addition Mat.
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Antioch 18828 viewsAE3
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bare headed and falls forward clutching horse's neck
Minted in Antioch (// AND).
References:- RIC VIII Antioch 188

2.52 gms. 16.71 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm05/20/18 at 19:17Randygeki(h2): Nice exmple
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 13931 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left holding globe,
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right
Minted in Rome; (//R*S)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 139 (R)

Weight 3.58g. 24.54mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm05/20/18 at 19:16Randygeki(h2): Great coin! I love the flan size too.
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VII Trier 10521 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left holding globe in left hand and raising right
Minted in Trier (T | F / ATR).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 105

Weight 3.19g. 19.95mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm05/20/18 at 19:15Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 05625 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, kneeling and leaning left before him,
Minted in Alexandria, officina A; (// ALEA), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 56 (C)

3.50 gms. 22.02 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm05/20/18 at 19:15Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 05333 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Alexandria; (_ | * //ALED), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 53 (R)

6.02 gms. 23.55 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm05/20/18 at 19:15Randygeki(h2): A great example! Congrats.
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Aurelian, With Vaballathus (270 - 275 A.D.)45 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: AYT KΛ ∆ AYPHΛIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right, date L - A at sides ( year 1 ).
R: I I A C OYABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHNOY AYT C ΠΩ, laureate, diademed and draped bust of Vabalathus right, date L - D across fields ( year 4 )
20mm
9.54g
Köln 3054; Dattari 5422; Milne 4308; Curtis 1738; Emmett 3914
3 commentsMat05/16/18 at 16:59Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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Caracalla Silver Denarius 196-217 CE21 viewsCaracalla Silver Denarius RIC 150
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right, draped
Reverse: Caracalla veiled, standing left, holding patera over tripod altar sacrificing
Rome mint 206 CE, RIC 150
20 mm., 4.4g
1 commentsNORMAN K05/13/18 at 07:07Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Vespasian, Silver Denarius RIC 545 21 viewsVespasian Silver Denarius. 73 CE
Obverse: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN, laureate head right
Reverse: PONTIF MAXIM, Vespasian seated right, holding sceptre and branch. RIC 545, RSC 387b.
3.3g., 20 mm
1 commentsNORMAN K05/13/18 at 07:07Randygeki(h2): A good portrait
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1958 LYDIA, Hyrcanis. Hadrian, 125-26 AD Dionysos standing28 viewsReference.
RPC III 1958; Waddington 5043; Stumpf 586

Magistrate T. Avidius Quietus (procos)

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC.
Laureate and draped bust right.

Rev. ΥΡΚΑΝΩΝ ΑΝΘ ΚΥΙΗΤΩ.
Dionysos standing left, holding filleted thyrsus and pouring cantharus.

4.9 gr
19 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki05/13/18 at 07:06Randygeki(h2): Interesting style! Nice!
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Nabataean Kingdom:‭ ‬Aretas II and/or Obodas I, Rabbel I, Aretas III18 viewsAE17, 4.12g, Unknown mint, 1st-century BCE
Obv.: Athena head right, helmeted, crested.
Rev.: Nike standing left, holding unknown object in right hand, unknown object in left.
Reference: c.f. Meshorer 1.
1 commentsCanaan05/13/18 at 07:05Randygeki(h2): Not bad
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Alexander III the Great (336 - 323 B.C.)67 viewsLifetime Issue
AR Tetradrachm
O: Head of Alexander as Hercules right, wearing lion-skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, bow on left.
Salamis mint, struck 332-323 B.C.
16.95g
25mm
Price 3139 ; SNG Alpha Bank 662; Newell. Salamis 7.
5 commentsMat05/12/18 at 05:04Randygeki(h2): Great tet Mat!
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 447A, Ticinum, -/-//VXXI, PROVIDENT AVG G, Annona standing left, #1122 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 447A, Ticinum, -/-//VXXI, PROVIDENT AVG G, Annona standing left, #1
avers: IMP NVMERIANVS P F AVG, Radiate and draped bust right.
reverse: PROVIDENT AVG G, Annona standing left holding corn ears, over modius at feet left, and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//VXXI, diameter: 20,5-22,3mm, weight: 4,17g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 4th. em., date: 283 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 447A,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans05/06/18 at 05:32Randygeki(h2): Excellent!
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -37 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– INVICTO IMP TROPA.., Trophy with captured arms below
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 – 195
References:– RIC -, RSC -, BMCRE -
2 commentsmaridvnvm05/06/18 at 05:32Randygeki(h2): An interesting one
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 389 43 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– INVICTO IMP, Trophy with captured arms below
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 – 195
References:– RIC 389 (Scarce), RSC 232
2 commentsmaridvnvm05/06/18 at 05:31Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -22 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONI EVENTVS, Spes standing holding flower and lifting skirt
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 - 195
References:– BMCRE -, RIC -, RSC -
Die axis 0 degrees. Weight 2.58g

A mix up with the reverse legend and reverse type. The reverse legend should match with the Fides type instead of Spes. Bartosz Awianowicz has the opposite error with a BONA SPES reverse legend and a Fides reverse type.
1 commentsmaridvnvm05/06/18 at 05:31Randygeki(h2): Thats neat!
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CILICIA, Tarsos. 164-27 BC. Ć Tyche/Sandan.64 viewsObv. Turreted head of Tyche right.
Rev. Sandan standing on the back of a mythological beast right, holding hammer and flower; ΘP over monogram to left. SNG France 1305-6 var. (control marks); SNG Levante 962.
3 commentsCanaan05/06/18 at 05:30Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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Alexander III (1249 - 1286 A.D.)35 viewsAR Penny
Scotland, Second Coinage Class MB2
O: ม ΛLЄXΛ(ND)ЄR DЄI GRΛ, crowned head left
R:  + RЄX SCO TOR VM, long cross pattée, with 24 points on mullets in quarters.
Berwick Mint
.99g
23mm
Burns 45 (fig. 179); Stewart & North 14; SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian) 231; SCBC 5054
2 commentsMat05/05/18 at 07:01Randygeki(h2): Cool addition. I like the portrait on it.
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Probus Antoninianus174 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
15 commentsJay GT405/05/18 at 07:00Randygeki(h2): Excellent coin. The reverse is awesome
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Titus (79 - 81 A.D.)45 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVTOK TITOV KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEBA, laureate head right.
R:  [NIΛOΣ], bust of Nilus with lotus flower, star behind LΓ=year 3 (80/81 A.D.).
24mm
11.4g
RPC.2470,  Dattari 425, Emmett 234.3

Very Rare

Published on Wildwinds.
5 commentsMat05/01/18 at 07:13Randygeki(h2): Very cool! A nice upgrade.
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Maximianus (286-305 A.D.)40 viewsĆ Follis
O: D N MAXIMIANO BEATISS SEN AVG, laureate bust of Maximianus right in imperial mantle, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left.
R: PROVIDENTIA DEOR QVIES AVGG, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, branch in right hand, leaning on scepter with left; S-F across fields, RT in exergue.
Rome Mint, 3rd officina, 305 AD
28mm
10.91g
RIC VI Rome 116b (R)

Abdication Issue

Published on Wildwinds!
3 commentsMat05/01/18 at 07:13Randygeki(h2): Neat addition!
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Constantius II32 views337 - 361 AD

Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Pearl-diademed head right.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who turns toward him upraised hand. A in left field.

Mintmark: SMTS Thessalonica
2 commentsPericles J204/28/18 at 06:43Randygeki(h2): Might be Thessalonica 189 (SMTS in ex A in left fi...
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Constans, Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO21 viewsAE Follis
Constans
Caesar: 333 - 337AD
Augustus: 337 - 350AD
Issued: 348 - 350AD
19.5 x 18.5mm 2.50gr 0h
O: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG; Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; Constans standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum with Chi Rho on banner; Victory steering to right.
Exergue: BSIS(Backwards R; denoted as Symbol 2 on Dane's spreadsheets)
RIC VIII Siscia 244; Rarity: C3
Aorta: 635: B5, O10, R5, T6, M12.
imp.philippus.avg 222907008441
4/8/18 4/24/18
1 commentsNicholas Z04/28/18 at 06:41Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1957, RIC V-I 192, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILI, -/T//--, Concordia standing left,121 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1957, RIC V-I 192, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILI, -/T//--, Concordia standing left,
avers: IMP C M AVRELIANVS AVG, Bust left, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1l.)
reverse: CONCORDIA MILI, Concordia standing left, holding standard in each hand. (Concordia 3)
exergue: -/T//--, diameter: 21,0-22,7mm, weight: 4,72g, axes: 1h,
mint: Siscia, iss-1, off-4, date: 270 A.D., ref: T-1957 (Estiot), RIC V-I 192, LV 6015-20,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/27/18 at 04:36Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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C. Annius T.f. T.n and L. Fabius L.f. Hispaniensis. (82 - 81 B.C.)43 viewsAR Denarius
O: C ANNI T F T N PRO COS EX S C, Draped bust of Anna Perenna right, wearing stephane; S • below neck; all within bead and reel border.
R: L·FABI·L·F·HISP Victory driving galloping quadriga right, holding palm frond and reins; Q above horses.
20mm
3.6g
Crawford 366/2a; Sydenham 748c; Annia 3

3 commentsMat04/27/18 at 04:35Randygeki(h2): Nice RR and sweet deal on it.
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Constantius II Centenionalis Fel Temp Reparatio Falling Horseman47 viewsAE Centenionalis
Constantius II, 337-361 CE
Diameter: 21 mm, Weight: 6.32 grams, Die Axis: 6h

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

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier (described also as Constantius II or the personification of Virtus) to right holding shield, spearing falling enemy horseman to left. Horseman tumbles over neck of horse, facing forwards with arms outstretched.

Mint: ANΘ, Γ in field to left: Antioch

Notes:
-This issue was minted circa 351-354 CE.

Ex David L. Tranbarger 2018, Ex Triskeles Auction 22 2017, Lot 554 (the Maple Leaf Collection)
3 commentsPharsalos04/18/18 at 18:34Randygeki(h2): Excellent horseman!
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Vespasian-RIC-1368131 viewsAR Denarius, 3.60g
Uncertain mint, 69-71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: IMPER below; Vespasian riding l., r. hand raised
RIC 1368 (R2). BMC 419. RSC 221. BNC 378.
Ex Künker 304, 19 March 2018, lot 1085.

Fascinating coins often come out of civil war. In late October 69 the Second Battle of Cremona was fought between the legions of Vitellius and Vespasian. It resulted in the utter defeat of the Vitellian side and their slow retreat towards Rome. Not long afterwards the Spanish legions went openly for Vespasian, which up until that point had only been neutrally friendly toward him. Coins were quickly struck for Vespasian in the newly won province. Most of these are attributed to Tarraco and an unknown Spanish mint. Intriguingly, a small military issue was contemporaneously struck at an uncertain mint somewhere in the western empire - Mattingly thought perhaps Aquileia. The issue contains some stylistic affinities with the Spanish series, but more importantly, recent metal analysis by K. Butcher and M. Ponting show the silver content is almost identical to that of the Spanish coins. It is very likely these early military denarii were also struck in Spain in late 69 soon after the province went over to Vespasian.

Here we have an extremely rare denarius from that uncertain military issue showing Vespasian in military dress riding left in the act of addressing his troops. Clearly, this is a propaganda type that was produced to help consolidate the legions in a newly won province. The type occurs no where else and is unique to the series. The portrait bears no resemblance to Vespasian, which is further evidence of the coin's early mintage, perhaps pre-dating the other Spanish issues.

Struck in high relief on a large flan.
9 commentsDavid Atherton04/18/18 at 18:24Randygeki(h2): Sweet coin!
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 325, Göbl 0375a, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/VI//--, VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing left, #1125 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 325, Göbl 0375a, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/VI//--, VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing left, #1
avers: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right.
reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing left, resting the right hand on shield at feet left and holding in left hand."VI" in the right field.
exergue: -/VI//--, diameter: 19,0-19,5mm, weight: 3,23g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 261 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 325, p-, Göbl 0375a, Sear -,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/15/18 at 07:45Randygeki(h2): Nice pa
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Terina, Bruttium158 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
5 commentsJay GT404/15/18 at 07:45Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Neapolis Campania Didrachm85 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 07:44Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
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L. C. Memmius L. f. Galeria (87 B.C)42 viewsAR Denarius
O:  Head of Saturn left; EX•S•C below; control letter beneath chin.
R: Venus driving biga right, cupid above; L•C•MEMIES•L•F•GAL in exergue.
Rome Mint
3.68g
18mm
Crawford 313/1b; Sydenham 574; Memmia 2
4 commentsMat04/15/18 at 07:22Randygeki(h2): Sweet addition Mat. Nicely centered
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Vitellius (69 A.D.)43 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΩΛΟΥ ΟΥΙΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΑΥΤ, laureate head right.
R: Nike advancing left, holding wreath with her extended right hand and palm frond with her left; LA (date) to left.
26mm
12.1g
RPC 5372; Köln 260-2; Dattari 340; K&G 19.1. Emmett 196.1
6 commentsMat04/12/18 at 06:15Randygeki(h2): Awesome find.
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064 - Septimius Severus barbarous imitation denarius27 viewsDenarius
Obv:- IMV (sic) CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:- LEG II ADIVT / TR P COS, Legionary eagle between two standards
Barbarous imitation of coins minted in Rome. A.D. 193
Reference:- cf RIC 5
1 commentsmaridvnvm04/11/18 at 07:55Randygeki(h2): It does look a lot like Dougs coin. Cool addition.
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Samaria. Lead seal. Approximately 4th-3rd century BC.56 viewsFigure in a long robe standing on the right and her standing naked figure (Ana?), Standing on the left, flanking Thymiaterion, all in temple vignette.
Typical of the motifs of Sami coins and seals is the adaptation of existing coin paintings and iconography, which dates back to the 4th century AD. v. In the Levant were in circulation. This lead seal probably imitates a late Persian depiction of a satrap and the deity Ana, as can also be found on the Tarsus Stateren (see SNG Levante 83).
15mm // 11,83g.
Ex. Lanz Numismatics.
3 commentsCanaan04/11/18 at 07:54Randygeki(h2): I dont have any of these. Cool addition
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Sicily, Kamarina, (420-405 B.C.), AE-Tetras, Calciati-III, p-63-, No-33, -/-//•••, KAMA, Owl standing left,180 viewsSicily, Kamarina, (420-405 B.C.), AE-Tetras, Calciati-III, p-63-, No-33, -/-//•••, KAMA, Owl standing left,
avers: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with the wing, border of dots.
reverse: KAMA, owl standing left, head facing, grasping lizard in talon, in exergue, three pellets.
exergue: -/-//•••, diameter: 14,0-14,5 mm, weight: 3,03 g, axes: 0h,
mint: Sicily, Kamarina, date: 420-405 B.C., ref: Calciati-III, p-63-, No-33, SNG ANS 1229, SNG Cop 169.,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans04/11/18 at 07:53Randygeki(h2): A neat one
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137 Commemorative, (330-335 A.D.), Nicomedia, RIC VII 195, AE-3, -/-//SMNS, She-wolf left, #1,147 views137 Commemorative, (330-335 A.D.), Nicomedia, RIC VII 195, AE-3, -/-//SMNS, She-wolf left, #1,
avers: VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma left.
reverse: She-wolf and twins, 2 stars above with three dots vertically placed between them.
exergue: -/-//SMNS, diameter: 16,0-16,5 mm, weight: 2,39 g, axis: 11 h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: 330-335 A.D., ref: RIC VII 195, Sear 16521,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/11/18 at 07:53Randygeki(h2): Not bad
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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 07:53Randygeki(h2): A neat piece Jay
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Gordian III AR tetradrachm of Roman Syria. AD 240. 31 viewsGordian III AR tetradrachm of Roman Syria. AD 240
Obverse: AVTOK K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: DHMARC ES OVCIAC, eagle with spread wings standing facing, head left, wreath in beak, SC in ex.
28.49 mm., 11.7 g
2 commentsNORMAN K04/11/18 at 07:52Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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Pherai, Thessaly53 viewsLate 4th century BC
AE14 (14mm, 2.59g)
O: Wreathed head of Hekate right; torch before.
R: Lion's head fountain right, spouting water; fish below, ΦEPAIOYN around to right.
Rogers 514; HGC4, 568; BCD Thessaly II, 691.1
From the BCD collection. ex Ken Dorney

5 commentsEnodia04/11/18 at 07:52Randygeki(h2): That lion looks great. cool addition
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Taras, Calabria65 views302-281 BC (Period VI)
AR Didrachm (20.5mm, 7.88g)
Arethon magistrate.
O: Naked boy of androgynous aspect crowning horse standing right, left foreleg raised; ΣA above, APE/ΘΩN (magistrate) in two lines below.
R: Phalanthos riding dolphin left, holding tripod in extended right hand; TAPAΣ around to right, CAΣ below.
Vlasto 666; Evans VI, A-1; Cote 321; McGill II, 59; SNG France 1869; HN Italy 957; SNG Cop 862; SNG ANS 1046-50
ex Germania Inferior Numismatics

Struck between the time of Kleonymos and the coming of Pyrrhus, Period VI represents the first appearance of the full length magistrate signatues on Tarentine coinage, in this case one Arethon.
This type (along with Vlasto 836) is possibly the most common didrachm in the entire series. Still, this specimen is very well centered with a full tripod showing on the flan, and has some nice golden highlights which i find quite appealing.
4 commentsEnodia04/11/18 at 07:52Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
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Faustina Jr. (147 - 175 A.D.)34 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Draped bust right
R:Isis Pharia standing right, holding sistrum and billowing sail; L I Z (Year 17) across field.
Stuck 153-154 A.D.
12g
23mm
Dattari (Savio) 3250; K&G 38.86; Emmett 1949.17.

Ex. Roma Numismatics E-Sale 16; Lot 306. Feb. 28, 2015
Ex. Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung Auction 247; Lot 4627. March 10, 2017
4 commentsMat04/09/18 at 06:47Randygeki(h2): Congrats Mat. A very nice Tet.
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Struck A.D.351 - 354. CONSTANTIUS GALLUS CAESAR. AE Majorina or Centenionalis of Siscia15 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius Gallus facing right; behind bust, A.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Constantius Gallus standing facing left on galley, holding Victory in his right hand and labarum in his left; Victory at helm, star in field above her head. In left field, III; in exergue, BSIS.
Weight 4.1gms.
RIC VIII : 329
1 comments*Alex04/06/18 at 05:48Randygeki(h2): Nice! A bit harder to find
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Vespasian-RIC-140987 viewsAR Denarius, 2.59g
Ephesus mint, 70 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG; Ceres std. l., on ornate high-backed chair, with corn ears and poppy and cornucopiae; in exergue, horizontal Φ
RIC 1409 (R2). BMC 442. RSC 66. RPC 818 (2 spec.). BNC -.
Acquired from Incitatus Coins, March 2018.

The Ceres reverse type was consistently struck at Ephesus from 69 through 74. This scarce Group 3 example features an imperfectly struck Φ mintmark. The elaborate high back throne Ceres is seated upon distinguishes it from the Rome mint version of the type.

Struck in typical fine Ephesian style.
7 commentsDavid Atherton04/06/18 at 05:47Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!!
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Akko mint. Dated RY 33 of 'Ozmilk, king of Tyre (317/6 BC)65 viewsObv. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev. Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Phoenician 'K (for 'Ozmilk) and ||| –= (date). 
References: Price 3279 (Ake); Newell, Dated 37.
24mm, 15.61 grams.
3 commentsCanaan04/06/18 at 05:46Randygeki(h2): This is cool!
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-17, Ionia, Smyrna, RPC 2486, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left,144 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-17, Ionia, Smyrna, RPC 2486, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left,
avers: NEΡΩNA CEBACTON, Laureate head right.
reverse: NEIKHN ΠOΠΠAIA ZMYΡ, Poppaea as Nike, advancing left, holding wreath and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5mm, weight: 4,10g, axis: h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: 62-65 A.D., ref: RPC 2486, Klose 31.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/06/18 at 05:46Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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032 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-578, C2-124A, U-450.g., P-118-18, #01174 views032 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-578, C2-124A, U-450.g., P-118-18, #01
avers: mOn•SIG ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side n-*.
reverse: ✠•RЄGIS•VnGARIЄ•ЄT•C•, Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes.
exergue, mint mark: n/*//--, diameter:15,0-16,0mm, weight: 0,53g, axis:5h,
mint: Hungary, Nagybánya (today Romania : Baia Mare), date: after 1430 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-450.g., CNH-2-124A, Huszár-578, Pohl-118-18,
Q-001

Sigismund of Luxemburg
1 commentsquadrans04/06/18 at 05:46Randygeki(h2): Neat coin
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Bruttium, Brettii, Under Hannibal, (215-205 B.C.), AR-Quarter Shekel, SNG Cop 369, -/-//--, Free horse standing right,231 viewsBruttium, Brettii, Under Hannibal, (215-205 B.C.), AR-Quarter Shekel, SNG Cop 369, -/-//--, Free horse standing right,
avers: Head of Tanit-Demeter left, wreathed with grain, in pendant earring and necklace.
reverse: Free horse standing right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 1,67g, axes: 0h,
mint: Bruttium, Brettii, date: 215-205 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 369, Robinson, NC 1964, p. 53, 3., HN Italy 2020.,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans04/06/18 at 05:45Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
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Andrea Dandolo (1342-1354 A.D.)49 viewsAR Mezzanino Nuovo
O: AN DADVL SM VENE DVX, Doge and St. Mark holding banner, P in ex.
R: •XPS•RE[S]-VRESIT•, Christ emerging from tomb, holding banner and cross. 
.77g
15mm
Biaggi 2822
2 commentsMat04/01/18 at 18:03Randygeki(h2): Good reverse
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 12631 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laureate and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs
Minted in Antioch; (//ANS), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Antioch 126 (C)
1 commentsmaridvnvm04/01/18 at 07:44Randygeki(h2): Alovelt example. Really pops out.
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Amiens 4824 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed
Minted in Amiens (//AMB). 353 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Amiens 48 (C)
1 commentsmaridvnvm04/01/18 at 07:41Randygeki(h2): Very sweet find and deal. Congrats.
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 13539 viewsObv:- DN CONSTAN - TIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward clutching horse's neck (type FH4)
Minted in Antioch. (Gamma | _ //AND). A.D. 350-355
Reference:- RIC VIII, Antioch 135
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/01/18 at 07:41Randygeki(h2): Great fh!
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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 07:40Randygeki(h2): Nice one Jay
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Macedonia, Under Roman Rule, Time of Philip V. and Perseus, (187-146 B.C.), SNG Cop 1298-9, AE-22, MAKEΔONΩN, Trident, #1137 viewsMacedonia, Under Roman Rule, Time of Philip V. and Perseus, (187-146 B.C.), SNG Cop 1298-9, AE-22, MAKEΔONΩN, Trident, #1
avers: Head of the river god Strymon right, wearing grain wreath.
reverse: MAKE / ΔONΩN, Ornamented trident head right; ΩIΠ monogram above; ME monogram below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20-23mm, weight: 6,92g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Under Roman Rule, date: 187-146 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 1298-9, BMC 45,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/01/18 at 07:39Randygeki(h2): Nice
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Nero RIC 062136 viewsNero and Divo Claudius, AD 54-69.
AR drachm, 19mm, 3.5g, 6h; Caesarea Cappadocia mint.
Obv.: NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERM; Laureate head of Nero.
Rev.: DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG; Laureate head of Claudius right.
Reference: RIC 621


I have added a number of Nero coins lately. There are some really interesting ones available. Though it looks like a denarius, this coin is a Cappadoccian drachm minted in Caesarea (now part of Israel). It is about the same weight and size of a denarius, but it is much more affordable than the Claudius-Nero denarius minted under Claudius . All claudian denarii are rare and sought after and these factors drive up the price. This drachm offers portraits of Nero and Claudius for a fraction of the cost. You still get 2 nice portraits of 2 interesting emperors.

This drachm was minted under the rule of Nero and has Claudius as divus (or a god) on the reverse. I really liked this coin for the portraits. Also, it is nice to have another dual portrait coin of Nero and Claudius. The legends on the coin are not complete, but there is quite a bit of them left on both the obverse and reverse. I find it interesting that Nero would choose to put Claudius on the reverse, because it is surmised that Nero actually had a role in the poisoning of Claudius.

Regarding availability, they are out there to be found, but they are definitely not common. Also, be aware that coins of Nero are extremely popular with collectors. If you see one, grab it. You never know when your next chance might come.
2 commentsorfew04/01/18 at 07:39Randygeki(h2): Sweet coin!
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Struck A.D.350 - 354. CONSTANTIUS II as Augustus. AE MAIORINA of Antioch18 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius facing right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier advancing left, holding shieldvand spearing fallen horseman, discarded shield on ground at feet; in left field, ; in exergue, ANAI.
RIC VIII : 144
Struck on slightly undersized flan.

This coin is one of the vast issues struck for several years after a reform of the bronze coinage by Constantius II and Constans in conjunction with the 1100th anniversary of Rome in A.D.348. The coins depict historical events associated with these emperors. This type, since the defeated horseman is obviously a Persian, is likely an allusion to Constantius II's victory against the Persians in a battle which took place near Ctesiphon, the Persian capital, in A.D.344 which resulted in the Romans capturing the heir to the Persian throne.
2 comments*Alex04/01/18 at 07:39Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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RPC-2424-Vespasian88 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.17g
Alexandria mint, 70-71 AD
Obv: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYVEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laurerate, r., date LΓ before neck
Rev: PΩ-MH; Roma standing l., with spear and shield
RPC 2424 (0 spec.).
Ex eBay, 7 March 2018.

A rare regnal year 3 Roma reverse. Only two specimens cited in RPC, none listed in the major collections. Roma had previously been featured on the Alexandrian coinage of Galba, although as a bust and not the standing figure seen here.

In good Alexandrian style with honest wear.
6 commentsDavid Atherton03/29/18 at 17:09Randygeki(h2): Congrats on a rare find!
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Cilicia, Tarsos. Mazaios26 viewsCilicia, Tarsos. Mazaios. Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 B.C. AR stater (24.30 mm, 10.76 g, 7 h). Baaltars seated left, holding eagle, grain ear, grape bunch and scepter / Lion attacking bull to left. SNG France 340; SNG Levante 102. gVF, a few scratches.3 commentsecoli03/28/18 at 05:26Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
105_B_C_,_L_Thorius_Balbus,_AR-den,_ISMR,_Head_of_Juno_Sospita_r_,_L_THORIVS_BALBVS,_Bull_r_,_K,_Cr_316-1,_Syd-598,_Thoria_1,_Sear_192,_Q-001,_6h,_18,5-20,5mm,_3,74g-s.jpg
105 B.C., L.Thorius Balbus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 316/1, Rome, L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, #1131 views105 B.C., L.Thorius Balbus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 316/1, Rome, L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, #1
avers: ISMR abbreviated legend behind the head of Juno Sospita right, wearing a goat-skin headdress.
reverse: L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, control letter "K" above.
exergue: -/-//L•THORIVS/BALBVS, diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,83g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 105 B.C., ref: Crawford 316/1, Sydenham 598, Sear 192, Thoria 1,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/27/18 at 20:09Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0009, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVG PIVS P M TR P COS DES II, Minerva standing left, 138 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0009, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVG PIVS P M TR P COS DES II, Minerva standing left,
avers: IMP T AEL CAES HADRI ANTONINVS, Bare head right.
reverse: AVG PIVS P M TR P COS DES II, Minerva standing left, holding Victory, left hand resting on shield and a spear rests against the left arm.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 138 A.D., ref: RIC-III 9, RSC 66, BMC 12,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans03/27/18 at 20:09Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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084 B.C., C.Licinius.L.f Macer, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 354/1, Rome, C•LNIVS•L•F/MACER in two line, Minerva in quadriga right, #1153 views084 B.C., C.Licinius.L.f Macer, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 354/1, Rome, C•LNIVS•L•F/MACER in two line, Minerva in quadriga right, #1
avers: Diademed bust of Vejovis left, seen from behind, hurling the thunderbolt.
reverse: C•LNIVS•L•F/MACER in two line, Minerva in quadriga right with javelin and shield.
exergue: -/-//C•LNIVS•L•F/MACER, diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,91g, axis: 9h,
mint: Rome, date: 84 B.C., ref: Crawford 354/1, Sydenham 732, Licinia 16,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans03/27/18 at 20:09Randygeki(h2): Neat coin, it's a cool type.
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Charles I (1625 - 1649 A.D.)34 viewsAR Half Crown
O: · · CAROL[V]S D’· G’· MAG’· BRI’· FRA’ ET · HIB’· REX ·, Charles on horseback left, holding reins with left hand and sword in right / (triangle in circle).
R: CHRISTO · AVSPICE · REGNO ·, oval coat-of-arms. 
Group IV
Tower (London)Mint, Struck 1641 - 1642 A.D.
34mm
14.96g
Cf. Bull 463/31; Brooker 374 var. (HI not HIB); North 2214; SCBC 2779. 
3 commentsMat03/27/18 at 20:08Randygeki(h2): Cool addition Mat. A neat obverse.
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141 - Diocletian - Antoninianus - RIC V 167 Bust Type F17 viewsAntoninianus
Obv: IMP DIOCLE-TIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: IOVI F-VLGERATORI, [to Jupiter the Thunderer] Jupiter, naked except for cloak fluttering over left arm, right foot drawn back in act to throw thunderbolt, which is raised up in right hand; head right, At feet left., eagle standing left, head right
Minted in Rome (//XXIB).
Reference(s) – RIC V 167 Bust Type F

3.77 gms. 24.46 mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/27/18 at 20:07Randygeki(h2): Nice
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155 - Licinius I - Follis - RIC VII Cyzicus 01521 viewsFollis
Obv:- IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- IOVI CONSERVATORI , Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre, Victory on globe in right hand; eagle with wreath to left.
Minted in Cyzicus (_ | X over II Mu // SMKG).
Reference(s):- RIC VII Cyzicus 15 (R2)

3.42 gms. 20.16 mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/27/18 at 20:06Randygeki(h2): Nice addition. I really like the style of this one...
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Severus Alexander AE Sestertius19 viewsObverse: IMP CAES AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: PMTR XI COS II PP SC, Pax advancing left, holding branch and septer
28 x 29 mm., 21.59 gm
BMC 425 SEAR 7993
1 commentsNORMAN K03/27/18 at 20:05Randygeki(h2): Good portrait.
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Vespasian-RIC-1464100 viewsAR Denarius, 3.49g
Ephesus mint, 74 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., annulet at tip of bust
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG; Ceres, std. l., on ornate high-backed chair, with corn ears and poppy and cornucopiae; below throne, annulet; in exergue, star
RIC 1464 (R2). BMC p. 99, †. RSC 68 corr. RPC 852 (5 spec.). BNC -.
Ex Savoca, eBay, 2 March 2018.

A rare COS V Ephesian denarius notable for three control marks (one on the obverse, two on the reverse). Certain variants may have all three marks present but with different placements, lack one or two marks, or be any combination of the former and latter possibilities. I would assume the marks had something to do with the internal organisation of the mint's workshops. Also of note, this is the last denarius issue which can inarguably be attributed to Ephesus.

A bit off-centre, but in fine style.

8 commentsDavid Atherton03/27/18 at 20:03Randygeki(h2): Sweet coin!
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549 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 118 AD Annona standing60 viewsReference.
RIC 549; C 184; Strack 513; Banti 102; BMC 1125

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. PONT MAX - TR POT COS II in ex. ANNONA AVG in field, S - C
Annona standing r., holding cornucopiae in front of her, modius and corn-ears and high prow of ship.

20.56 gr
31.2 mm
6h

Note.
In ancient Rome, the Romans used the term Cura Annonae ("care for the grain supply"), in honour of their goddess Annona and the grain dole was distributed from the Temple of Ceres.
5 commentsokidoki03/27/18 at 20:03Randygeki(h2): Wonderful addition!
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PHRYGIA. Tiberiopolis. Caracalla (198-217). Ae. 16 viewsObv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC. Laureate head right.
Rev: TIBЄPIOΠOΛЄITΩN. Asklepios standing facing, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff.
References: SNG Copenhagen 757; BMC 17; Waddington 6580.
Weight: 3.03 g. Diameter: 18 mm.
1 commentsCanaan03/27/18 at 10:03Randygeki(h2): Cool provincial
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03 Constantius II49 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, (5,39 g / 21 mm)
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, AN Theta in ex
Antioch 132
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/25/18 at 19:09Randygeki(h2): AN Delta I left I think
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 283var., Göbl 712b, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//A, SOLI CONS AVG, Pegasus,179 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 283var., Göbl 712b, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//A, SOLI CONS AVG, Pegasus,
avers: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right.
reverse: SOLI CONS AVG, Winged horse/Pegasus leaping right. "A" in exergue.
exergue:-/-//A, diameter: 19,0-21,5mm, weight: g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-283 var (bust type), p-, Göbl 712b, Sear 10362,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans03/24/18 at 21:11Randygeki(h2): Good portrait
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079 B.C., L. Papius, Republic AR-Denarius Serratus, Crawford 384/1, RRC 139, Gryphon leaping right, Unknown with Whip, L•PAPI,130 views079 B.C., L. Papius, Republic AR-Denarius Serratus, Crawford 384/1, RRC 139, Gryphon leaping right, Unknown with Whip, L•PAPI,
avers: Head of Juno Sospita right, unknown symbol behind.
reverse: Gryphon leaping right, below Whip, L•PAPI in exergue.
exergue: -/-//L•PAPI, diameter: 17,0-19,5mm, weight: 3,62g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 79 B.C., ref: Crawford 384/1, Sydenham-773, RRC 139var., Babelon 54.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/24/18 at 07:45Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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Thasos, Thrace Tetradrachm55 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 07:45Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II ---, Modern, Fake, Rome, Bust-F, Brockage, 117 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II ---, Modern, Fake, Rome, Bust-F, Brockage,
avers: IMP PROB VS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F)
reverse: --
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21-21,5mm, weight: 3,85g, axes: 3h,
mint: Rome, date: - A.D., ref: ,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans03/20/18 at 07:02Randygeki(h2): Nice addition
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PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. AR Drachm22 views15mm, 3.72 g, 12h
Uncertain standard. In the name of Alexander III of Macedon. Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 311/0-305 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant skin / Athena Alkidemos advancing right; to right, ΔI and eagle standing right on thunderbolt. Svoronos 34; Zervos Issue 68; SNG Copenhagen –; Noeske –; BMC 15. VF, toned, a hint of porosity. Very rare denomination.
1 commentsLeo03/19/18 at 07:11Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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1001 Hadrian AS Roma 124-28 AD Hadrian bust39 viewsReference.
RIC 1001; C. 808; Strack C. Hybrid 56 pag. 221

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right

Rev. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

11.62 gr
27 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki03/19/18 at 07:10Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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Sicily. Syracuse AR Litra59 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 05:11Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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078 Hadrian Denarius rome 125-128 AD Roma44 viewsReference.
C 1102; RIC 78

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Roma, helmeted, seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and spear, no shield behind

3.43 gr
20 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki03/18/18 at 05:10Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
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Thrace, Deultum, 062 Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), Varbanov II. 2265, AE-23, COL F L PAC DEVLT, Artemis walking right, 120 viewsThrace, Deultum, 062 Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), Varbanov II. 2265, AE-23, COL F L PAC DEVLT, Artemis walking right,
avers: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate, draped bust right.
reverse: COL F L PAC DEVLT, Artemis walking right, holding the bow, reaching behind to grab an arrow from her quiver, hound between her feet.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0-25,0 mm, weight: 6,50 g, axis:7h,
mint: Thrace, Deultum, date: A.D., ref: Varbanov II. 2265,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans03/18/18 at 05:09Randygeki(h2): Great patina
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Vespasian / Titus and Domitian69 viewsVespasian AR Denarius, Tarraco mint, 70 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Vespasian, Laureate right.
Rev: CEASAR AVG F COS CAESAR AVG F PR; Confronting heads of Titus right, and Domitian left.
- RIC 1302 (R). BMC 351A. RSC 5. From the Gordon S. Parry Collection; Ex Lanz Auction 68 (6 June 1994) lot 360, sold for 420 DM on an estimate of 700; CNG E-auction 196 lot 263.

Below are the photos and description from Lanz Auction 68:

4 commentsNemonater03/16/18 at 05:36Randygeki(h2): Very interesting portraits
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Vespasian / Pax Aureus74 viewsVespasian. Gold Aureus (7.14 g), AD 69-79. Judaea Capta type. Rome, AD 72/3.
O: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head of Vespasian right.
R: VIC AVG across field,Victory standing right on globe, holding wreath and palm branch.
- RIC 361; BN 57; BMC 72; Calicó 699

In describing Vespasian's triumph in Rome, following the defeat of Judaea, Josephus says, "Many people were carrying statues of Victory; everything was constructed of elephant [ivory] and gold."
7 commentsNemonater03/16/18 at 05:35Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
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Titus/Clasped Hands71 viewsAR Denarius Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r. 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: PVBL FIDES; Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears
- RIC 1485 (R). BMC p. 102 note. RSC 87. RPC 1459 (2 spec.).
5 commentsNemonater03/16/18 at 05:35Randygeki(h2): Excellent find
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Cales, Campania37 views265-240 BC
AE 22 (22mm, 6.32g)
O: Head of Athean left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, all within dotted border.
R: Cock standing right, star behind; CALENΩ downward to right, all within dotted border.
Sambon 916; HN Italy 435; SNG ANS 188; SNG Cop 322; Sear 548
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

This very common type, with Athena left and the cock/star reverse, was minted throughout the region, including Cales, Suessa Aurunca, Teanum Sinicinum in Campania and Aquinum in Latium, with only the ethnic varying. Speculation is that this suggests a monetary alliance between the various cities, but given the history of Campanian coining I wonder if a common mint may have produced them all, as we have seen with the MFB coins of Nola, Hyria and Neapolis?


2 commentsEnodia03/16/18 at 05:34Randygeki(h2): Great coin!
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Uncertain Mint, Lesbos37 views500-450 BC
Billion 1/10 Stater (10mm, 1.18g)
O: Two boar's heads confronted, creating the illusion of a single boar head facing.
R: Incuse square.
SNG von Aulock 7712; SNG Munchen 645; Sear 3488
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

An unusual little coin from the island of Lesbos off the coast of Asia Minor. The very inventive 6th century BC engraver of this die has created an illusion which is quite 'outside the box' for an ancient coin, as the two confronted boar's heads can also be seen as a single facing boar. And how cool is that?

2 commentsEnodia03/16/18 at 05:34Randygeki(h2): Indeed, great coin!
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MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Caracalla12 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Caracalla, with Julia Domna. AD 198-217. Ć 27mm - 5 Assarion . Laureate bust of Caracalla right vis-a-vis draped bust of Julia Domna left / Asklepios standing facing, holding a serpent-entwined staff; E in left field. AMNG I 671; SNG Copenhagen -1 commentsecoli03/16/18 at 05:33Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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12 Caesars (+2)57 viewsA not-so-virtual coin tray of the 12 Caesars, plus two additional who ruled during the 1st century AD.4 commentscmcdon092303/16/18 at 05:33Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0773, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva left with the spear, #1180 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0773, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva left with the spear, #1
avers: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
reverse: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding a spear.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,06g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 95 A.D., ref: RIC 0773, RSC-286, BMC 226,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans03/16/18 at 05:30Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
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Otho (69 A.D.)97 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, laureate head right, LA (year 1) lower right.
R: EΛEY-ΘEPIA, Eleutheria (Liberty) standing left, wreath in extended right hand, scepter in left hand, leaning with left elbow on column, simpulum (ladle used for tasting and pouring sacrificial libations) left in lower left field.
12.58g
24.4mm
Milne 359; RPC I 5354 (5 spec.); Dattari 327; BMC Alexandria p. 25, 208; Curtis 238; Kampmann 18.6; Emmett 184

Ex. Jyrki Muona Collection

This variety with a simpulum on the reverse is much rarer than the same type without this control symbol. RPC reports only 5 specimens with the simpulum and 17 specimens without it. This variety is missing from the important collections in Cologne, Paris, and Milan, and we know of only one example offered at auction in the past two decades (CNG 76, 12 Sep 2007, lot 3152, VF, $430 plus fees).


Published on Wildwinds!
6 commentsMat03/16/18 at 05:28Randygeki(h2): Excellent tet Mat, congrats!
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Domitian RIC-33479 viewsAR Denarius, 3.11g
Rome mint, 85 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII; Bust of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r., with aegis
Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
RIC 334 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex Private Collection.

A rare denarius from the first issue struck after Domitian's second coinage reform. In 82 Domitian increased the silver fineness of the denarius to nearly 100% purity. Three years later in mid 85 the fineness was again adjusted, this time downward to nearly 90%, still higher than the average 80% inherited from Titus. Domitian assumed the powers of censor in April of 85 which was recorded on the coinage. The title was successively contracted in three issues - CENSORIA POTESTAT, CENS POTES, and CENS POT. According to metal analyses by Walker and more recently confirmed by Butcher and Ponting, Domitian's second coinage reform took place between the last two issues - the CENS POT issue being the first under the new standard. This was the last issue to regularly show Domitian denarii with aegis. From 85 onwards the aegis would only appear sparingly on special issues.

Fine style with large flan.
4 commentsDavid Atherton03/15/18 at 06:23Randygeki(h2): Excellent find
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Helena. Augusta, A.D. 324-328/30. Ć follis Heraclea, under Constantine I21 viewsObv. FL HELENA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust of Helena right, wearing pearl necklace.
Rev. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE, Securitas standing facing, head left, holding branch and lifting he of skirt; SMHB·.
References: RIC 85; LRBC 879.
Brown patina. Very fine. 3,02 gr 20,5 mm
1 commentsCanaan03/15/18 at 06:21Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Himayarite. 'Amdān Bayān Yahaqbiḍ. Circa AD 100-120. AR Unit. 14mm-1,08g. With name 'Amdān Bayān. Raydan mint.57 viewsObv: Head right within linear circle interrupted at top.
Rev: Small head right; yanaf-monogram to left, 'scepter' to right.
References: CAF 3.2ai; Huth 430–1 corr. (obv. border interrupted); SNG ANS 1582–94.
14mm, 1.08 grams.

VF, broken
3 commentsCanaan03/15/18 at 06:20Randygeki(h2): Great coin, even with the break!
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Attica. Athens59 viewsAttica. Athens circa 454-404 BC.
Drachm AR

13mm., 4,13g.

Head of Athena with profile eye to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a pi-style palmette /
ΑΘΕ, owl standing to right, head facing the viewer, olive sprig with berry in upper left field, all within incuse square.

very fine

Kroll 10; HGC 4, 1631.
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/15/18 at 06:20Randygeki(h2): Thanks. I still want a tetradrachm
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03 Domitian as Caesar RIC 920102 viewsAR Denarius, 2.96g
Rome mint, 76-77AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS IIII; Minerva stg. r. on prow, with spear and shield; to r., owl
RIC 920 (R). BMC spec. acquired 1947. RSC 45b. BNC -.
Ex Private Collection.

The first appearance of Minerva on a denarius struck for Domitian as Caesar under Vespasian. His devotion to the goddess came early in life, so it comes as no surprise he wished to honour her on the coins minted in his name. This denarius is a clear indication Domitian had some say in what reverse types were struck for him under Vespasian. The Minerva on prow is an early prototype of one of the four standard Minerva types (M2) Domitian would later extensively strike on his own denarii as Augustus. An extremely rare type for him as Caesar.

A pleasing coin with a Vespasian-like portrait.
6 commentsDavid Atherton03/15/18 at 05:17Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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RIC 016455 viewsDomitianus (81 - 96 AD).
Denarius. 83 AD Rome.
(20 mm 3.47 g)
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M. Head with laurel wreath on the right.
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES XP P. Minerva with lance and shield on capital standing to the right, in front of it an owl.
RIC 164 (R2); C.606; BMC 41
Ex: Silbury Coins January 28 2018



On first glance this looks like just another Minerva reverse denarius. However, there are 2 features which make it interesting. Firstly, it was minted in 83 CE. This makes it a first issue Minerva denarius. The Minerva series would dominate the denarii issues for the rest of Domitian's rule. Another piece of information which makes this coin interesting is that the silver of which it is composed is nearly 100% fine. This was due to monetary reforms instituted by Domitian.

Of course this coin is interesting for other reasons as well, including its rarity and condition. The new RIC II Part 1 (2007) designates this coin as R2 which means very few examples known. The other factor which needs to be considered is its condition. Personally I am not obsessed with the grades of ancient coins as I find grades to be difficult and not very useful at all. The portrait on the obverse is striking. Just look at that full head of hair. Of course it is the reverse where this coin really shines. The depiction of Minerva is fully detailed and quite sharp over 1900 years after it was minted. The full legends on both sides of the coin also make this coin both attractive and desirable. I was very fortunate to find this one.

This coin shall have an important place in my 12 Caesars collection.
4 commentsorfew03/15/18 at 05:09Randygeki(h2): Wow!
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Syria, Seleucis & Pieria, Antioch; Otacilia Severa19 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis & Pieria. Antioch. Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I. Augusta, 244-249 AD. Ć 30mm Draped and diademed bust right, with a crescent behind her shoulders / Turreted, draped and veiled bust of Tyche right; above, ram leaping right, head left. BMC Galatia pg. 217, 544.1 commentsecoli03/11/18 at 05:01Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Gratian AE3.28 viewsObv: DN GRATIANVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor walking right with head turned back, holding labarum and dragging captive. M in left field, star over P in right field.
Mintmark ΔSISC.
2 commentsancientone03/11/18 at 05:01Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Octavian, Triumvir and Imperator, Silver Denarius, SRCV I 1558, RSC I 123, RIC I 267, Sear CRI 422, BMCRR 4348129 viewsSH16777. Silver denarius, SRCV I 1558, RSC I 123, RIC I 267, Sear CRI 422, BMCRR 4348, EF, lustrous, weight 3.781g, maximum diameter 20.9mm, die axis 180o, Italian (Rome?) mint, obverse bare head of Octavian right; reverse IMP CAESAR on architrave of the Actian arch, depicted as a single span surmounted by a large statue of Octavian in a facing triumphal quadriga; mirror luster, slight rainbow toning, struck flat on the top edge of the reverse, banker's marks
3 commentsJoe Sermarini03/11/18 at 05:01Randygeki(h2): Excellent
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Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)39 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Hades-Serapis seated left on ornate throne decorated with crowning Nikai, extending right hand over seated Cerberus, holding long scepter in left; L I–ς (Year 16) across field.
12.37g
24mm
Dattari (Savio) 1477; K&G 32.514; Emmett 892
3 commentsMat03/11/18 at 04:59Randygeki(h2): A good looking portrait. Cool coin
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Kyzikos, Mysia AR Trihemiobol, 525 - 475 B.C.28 viewsObv.: forepart of boar left, reversed E on side, tunny fish behind
Rev.: head of roaring lion left within incuse square
0,97g, 10mm.
SNG France: 361-72.
1 commentsCanaan03/11/18 at 04:58Randygeki(h2): Sweet coin, another on my extended want list.
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Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 123 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 04:57Randygeki(h2): Love it! Cool addition.
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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 04:57Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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09 Constantius II58 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman, no beard Phrygian helmet, reaching
SMNS in ex, gamma left
Nicomedia 84
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/11/18 at 04:57Randygeki(h2):
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C. Mamilius Limetanus Denarius Serratus - Odysseus and his dog Argos (Crawf. 362/1)51 viewsAR Denarius Serratus
Rome, 82 BC
4.09g

Obv: Draped bust of Mercury (R) wearing winged petasos hat, Caduceus behind. "A" control mark.

Rev: Odysseus walking right, holding staff and disguised as beggar, extends left hand to his dog Argos below.
C. MAMIL LIMETAN

Crawford 362/1, Mamilia 6, Sydenham 741

Ex Gorny & Mosch Auction 253, Lot 375
Ex Münzen & Medaillen AG Basel, Liste 546, August 1991, Nr. 44.
7 commentsKained but Able03/06/18 at 11:54Randygeki(h2): Excellent find
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.15.31.01., AE-26, Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIANOY MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Kybele seated left,115 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.15.31.01., AE-26, Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIANOY MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Kybele seated left,
avers:- AY K L CEPT CEYHΡOC IOVLIA DOMNA CEB, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus right facing draped bust of Julia Domna left.
revers:- Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIANOY MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Kybele seated left, holding patera, arm resting on the drum, lions at sides. Є in left field.
exe: Є/-//--, diameter: 26,0-26,5 mm, weight: 11,53 g, axis:1h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, Magistrate Ulpianus (210-211 AD), date: 210-211 A.D., ref: Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.15.31.01., Varbanov 865,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/06/18 at 11:54Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Nero (54 - 68 A.D.)51 viewsSeleucis & Pieria, Antioch
AR Tetradrachm 
O: NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GER, laureate head of Nero right; star behind.
R: [DIVOS] CLAVD AVG GERMANIC PATER AVG, laureate head of Claudius right.
Syrian Mint - 63-68 AD
14.11g
26mm
Prieur 48; RPC I 4123; BMC 172; Sydenham 65 (Caesarea); RSC 2; McAlee 270.
5 commentsMat03/05/18 at 11:14Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin Mat
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Zz - Maximianus (286 - 305 AD) AE Antoninianus, Antioch17 viewsEmperor Maximianus ( 286 - 305 AD )
Bronze Antoninianus. 3.2 grams. Antioch Mint.

rev:" CONCORDIA MILITUM "
"ANT" - Mintmark below, for the mint in Antioch.

*note: reddish sand colored patina, as if from being buried in the sands for centuries...
1 commentsrexesq03/05/18 at 11:14Randygeki(h2): Nice patina
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Z9 - Aurelian BI Antoninianus - RESTITUT.ORBIS35 viewsEmperor Aurelian ( 270 - 275 AD )
AR/BI Antoninianus - Rome Mint.
3.9 grams. Titles in Latin;

obv:" IMP C AURELIANUS AUG " - Radiate crowned bust of Emperor, with short beard and Fancy Cuirass.

rev:" RESTITUT . ORBIS " (translation = Restorer of the World)
Emperor standing right, holding spear or scepter, receiving Laurel wreath.. "A" below.
3 commentsrexesq03/05/18 at 11:14Randygeki(h2): Great example.
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RIC 0462A Domitianus79 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : ANNONA AVGVSTI / S C (in exergue); Annona standing right, with cornucopiae, facing Ceres, seated left, with corn ears and torch; in the background, modius on altar and prow
AE/Sestertius (35.19 mm 22.56 g 5h) Struck in Rome 86 A D
Unpublished RIC 462 variant (reverse legend ends with AVGVSTI instead of AVGVST)
ex Solidus Numismatik Premium Auction 26 Lot 127, ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 29 lot 497
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/05/18 at 01:41Randygeki(h2): Excellent find
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Commodus 11 viewsCommodus. A.D. 177-192. AR denarius (17.58 mm, 2.26 g, 5 h). sole reign: A.D. 180-192. Rome mint, struck A.D. 192. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head of Commodus as Hercules right, wearing lion-skin headdress / HER - CVL / RO - MAN / AV - GV, legend in three lines divided vertically by club of Hercules, handle upwards; all within laurel-wreath. RIC III 251 ; RSC 190. near VF, flan crack at 1:00, lightly toned.
1 commentsecoli03/03/18 at 09:42Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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1441 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Hadrian standing31 viewsReference.
RPC III 1441; Metcalf Type 92, 35; RIC 532.

Obv. IMP CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Head of Augustus right

Rev. HADRIANVS AVG P P REN
Hadrian togate standing half-l. holding grain stalk in r. and wrapping l. in toga.

10.31 gr
26 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki03/03/18 at 09:42Randygeki(h2): Excellent find
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Caligula RIC 001674 viewsSH86638. Silver denarius, RIC I 16 (R2, Rome), RSC I 2, Lyon 167, BnF II 21, BMCRE I 17, cf. SRCV I 1807 (aureus), VF, toned, attractive portraits, bumps and marks, some pitting, lamination defects, ex jewelry, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, weight 3.443g, maximum diameter 18.2mm, die axis 180o, 2nd emission, 37 - 38 A.D.; obverse C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT (counterclockwise from lower right), laureate head of Caligula right; reverse DIVVS AVG PATER PATRIAE (counterclockwise from lower right), radiate head of Divus Augustus right; ex Classical Numismatic Group, e-auction 69 (23 July 2003), lot 90
Ex: Forum Ancient coins, March 2, 2018.


This is my second denarius of Gaius. I was extremely happy to get this one. I know the surfaces are a bit rough, but it is still a VF example of a rare coin. Denarii of Caligula do not show up for sale very often outside of large auction houses. When they do appear they are often very expensive. I waited for about 2 1/2 years for a coin like this to show up. As soon as it did I bought it.

I want to share a quick word about where I bought this coin. It was a purchase from Forum Ancient Coins. Coins are guaranteed authentic for eternity, and the service is second to none. Forum is also an incredible source of information concerning ancient coins. If you have a question about ancient coins, chances are that question has been asked and answered on Forum Ancient Coins. Many experts frequent this site and they are always willing to share their expertise.

Anyone trying to assemble a set of the 12 Caesars in silver will need to find a denarius of Gaius. His is one of the most difficult to add along with denarii of Claudius and Otho. It has also been suggested by some that it is the fault of 12 Caesars collectors that drives the prices so high. While true that there is a lot of competition for these coins when they appear, it is also true that there are alternatives to the denarii of Gaius. One popular choice is the Vesta As. These are quite common and can be had in nice condition for reasonable prices.

On the obverse we have the typical portrait of Gaius, while on the reverse we see a portrait of his great grandfather Augustus. Augustus is depicted as a Divus or god. The reverse legend "Pater Patriae" refers to Augustus as the father of the country. One reason Augustus was on the reverse was to remind the people of Rome of their emperor's connection to the Julio-Claudian ruling dynasty.

Why are denarii of Gaius so scarce? One explanation is has to do with Gresham's law or bad money drives out good money. The theory is that the monetary reforms of Nero, which debased to coinage in both weight and fineness, caused people to hoard the older more valuable coins of emperors like Caligula and Claudius. The problem with this explanation is that there are plenty of "tribute penny" denarii of Tiberius. The other possibility is that perhaps smaller numbers of Gaius' denarii were originally minted. Maybe there was already enough silver coinage circulating and therefore fewer were needed. Whatever the real reason, we are unlikely to ever get a satisfactory answer.
5 commentsorfew03/03/18 at 09:42Randygeki(h2): Killer addition!
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176 - Julian II - AR Reduced Siliqua - RIC VIII Lugdunum 22721 viewsAR Reduced Siliqua
Obv:– FL CL IVLIA-NVS P P AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VOTIS V MVLTIS X, within wreath
Minted in Lugdunum (//SLVG), Spring A.D. 360 - 26th June A.D. 363
Reference:– RIC VIII Lugdunum 227

17.26 mm. 2.0 gms. 0 degrees

East Harptree Hoard, which was discovered near Bath in 1887. There were 36 coins of this type found in the hoard.
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/03/18 at 09:41Randygeki(h2): Awesome example.
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176 - Julian II - AE3 - RIC VIII Antioch 18919 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N IVLIANVS- NOB CAES, Bare headed draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP - REPARATIO, Soldier spears a horseman on left, clutching the neck of the horse
Minted in Antioch (// ANEI), 6th November A.D. 355 - 3rd November A.D. 361
Reference(s) – RIC VIII Antioch 189 (S)

15.92 mm. 2.06 gms. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/03/18 at 09:41Randygeki(h2): Nice
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -24 viewsDenarius
Obv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– ARAB DIABENIC (sic), Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Reference(s) – C -. BMCRE -. RIC -

2.63 gms. 19.41 mm. 0 degrees.
2 commentsmaridvnvm03/03/18 at 09:41Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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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 09:40Randygeki(h2): Cool addition!
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LUCANIA, Thourioi75 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 09:40Randygeki(h2): An excellent addition!
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Nero with Divus Claudius76 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 02:36Randygeki(h2): Excellent addition
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RIC 0507 Domitian denariius59 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 01:56Randygeki(h2): Excellent coin
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M. Volteius M.f. (75 B.C)25 viewsAR Denarius
O: Laureate, helmeted, and draped bust of Attis right; winged caduceus behind.
R:  Cybele driving biga of lions right.
Rome Mint
3.53g
17mm
Crawford 385/4
2 commentsMat02/25/18 at 01:56Randygeki(h2): Haha me too. Very neat coin Mat
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P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus (42 B.C)25 viewsO: Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre to left.
R: Diana Lucifera standing right, bow and quiver over her shoulder, holding torch with each hand; P • CLODIVS downard to right, M • F • downward to left.
Rome Mint
4.0g
20mm 
Cr494/23, Claudia 15
1 commentsMat02/25/18 at 01:55Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 086153 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He wears a Phrygian hemlet
Minted in Nicomedia (Gamma | _ // Dot SMN Gamma).
Reference:– RIC VIII Nicomedia 86
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/24/18 at 04:04Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin
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01 Constantius II48 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, Delta behind.
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, bare-headed, reaching,
ALEΓ in ex.
Alexandria 75 var (headwear)
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/24/18 at 03:51Randygeki(h2): lol
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Probus, Antoninianus, TEMPORVM FELICITAS, I26 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 277AD
22.0mm 3.60gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: TEMPORVM FELICITAS; Felicitas standing right, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
Exergue: I
Lugdunum Mint
Period 1, 3rd Emission, 1st Officina.
RIC V-2, 52; Cohen 729; Bastien 176.
Aorta: 1501: B72, O25, R168, T14, M3.
shaker303/Charles Hubbard 202212230909
2/10/18 2/21/18
3 commentsNicholas Z02/22/18 at 04:01Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Demetrios II Nikator, Second reign, 129-125 BC. Silver tetradrachm. Tyre.42 viewsObv: Diademed head of king right.
Rev: Eagle standing on prow left, with palm branch, club surmounted by monogram and monogram in inner left field, two monograms in inner right field, monogram between legs.
References: SC 2195.5b. Newell 179. Hoover 1122.
28 mm, 13,23 g.
1 commentsCanaan02/22/18 at 04:01Randygeki(h2): Cool!
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Probus, Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Γ 17 viewsAR Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
22.0mm 4.30gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: CLEMENTIA TEMP; Probus standing right on left, holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter.
Exergue: Γ, above line; XXI, below line.
Antioch Mint
RIC V-2, 921, Γ; Sear (2000) 11960, Γ.
Aorta: 1985: B87, O25, R13, T95, M1.
GAC-Coins 142667215337
2/3/18/ 2/20/18
1 commentsNicholas Z02/22/18 at 04:01Randygeki(h2): Great looking Probus
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Struck A.D.320. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Treveri12 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT. Two captives seated back to back at foot of standard inscribed VOT XX; in exergue, STR.
RIC VII : 258
EXTREMELY RARE

This coin is one of the issues struck in A.D.320 to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of Constantine's reign.
1 comments*Alex02/22/18 at 04:00Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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006a. Claudia16 viewsEGYPT, Alexandria. Nero, with Claudia. AD 54-68. BI Tetradrachm (22mm, 10.74 g, 12h). Dated RY 3 (AD 56/57). Laureate head of Nero right / Draped bust of Claudia Octavia right; L Γ (date) below chin. Köln 122-4; Dattari (Savio) 190; K&G 14.7; RPC I 5202; Emmett 127.3. Near VF. Ex - CNG

Furthermore, the carefully contrived marriage between Octavia and Nero was a disaster on a personal level. Nero soon embarked on a serious relationship with a freedman named Acte, and more importantly developed an active dislike for his wife. "Quickly feeling aversion to intimacy with Octavia, he replied to his friends who were finding fault with him that she ought to be satisfied with the outward trappings of a wife." This antipthy was not likely to produce offspring who would unite the Julian and Claudian lines. By 58 Nero was becoming involved with a freeborn mistress, Poppaea, whom he would want to make his empress in exchange for Octavia. But the legitimacy of his principate derived from his relationship with his predecessor, and he was not so secure that he could do without the connection with Claudius provided through his mother and his wife. In 59 he was able to arrange for Agrippina's death, but it was not until 62 that he felt free to divorce Octavia and marry Poppaea. The initial grounds for putting Octavia aside was the charge that she was barren because she had had no children. But a more aggressive attack was needed when opposition arose from those who still challenged Nero's prncipate and remained loyal to Octavia as the last representative of her family. With the connivance of Poppaea, charges of adultery were added, Octavia was banished to Campania and then to the island of Pandataria off the coast, and finally killed. Her severed head was sent to Rome.
2 commentsecoli02/22/18 at 04:00Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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132 - Probus - RIC 861 var. - Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (Serdica) (Γ) 31 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, holding globe, whip and billowing cloak.
Minted in Serdica (Γ in exe) Emission 3 Officina 3.
Reference:– RIC 861 var. Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (This bust type is not listed in RIC. This issue mark is not listed for this mint).

There is growing evidence that this coin forms part of an unlisted second series of mintmarks used during the third emission of Serdica using Greek letters that ran in parallel to the Roman equivalent.

A fascinating coin with lots of fine detail.
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/21/18 at 04:06Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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Domitian RIC-585103 viewsAR Denarius, 3.04g
Rome mint, 88 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
RIC 585 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex Private Collection

This denarius is from a very common issue struck in 88 which is peppered with exceedingly rare variants. Here we have an obverse legend spelling of 'GERMAN' instead of the much more common 'GERM'. The experimental nature of the scarce variants perhaps ties them with the Secular Games which were held later the same year. After 88, new legends and reverse designs did not make another appearance on Domitian's denarius issues until the last year (or months) of his reign in 95-96.

Fine portrait on a broad flan.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/21/18 at 04:05Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #2155 views050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #2
avers: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Draped bust right
revers: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, holding the long torch with both hands.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,57g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 211-217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-373A (Caracalla), p-, RSC-32, (Caracalla), BMC-1, Sear-7100,
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans02/21/18 at 04:04Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Roman Empire, Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 363a (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1 155 viewsRoman Empire, Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 363a (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair coiled in vertical or horizontal ridges and fastened in a bun.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-363a (Caracalla), p-269, RSC-1, BMC-411,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/21/18 at 04:04Randygeki(h2): A beauty
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Augustus, with Agrippa  (27. B.C. 14 A.D.)52 viewsGAUL, Nemausus
Ć As
O:  Heads of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus right, wearing oak wreath, back to back.  IMP above, DIVI F below.
R: Crocodile right chained to palm branch with long vertical fronds; above, wreath with long ties, palms below; COL NEM flanking vertical palm.
Nemausus mint, 9-3 B.C
10.26g
27mm
RPC I 524; RIC 1 158
3 commentsMat02/21/18 at 04:03Randygeki(h2): Nice one Mat. Great patina and a nice surface.
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Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar (139-161 A.D.)44 viewsAR Denarius
O: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, bare head right.
R: PIETAS AVG, sacrificial implements: knife, sprinkler, ewer, lituus and simpulum.
Rome Mint 140-144 A.D.
3.3g
20mm
RIC 424a[pius], RSC 451, BMCRE IV (A. Pius) 277, SRCV II 4786

Scarce
4 commentsMat02/21/18 at 04:03Randygeki(h2): Nice portrait
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Philippos Philadelphos (Posthumous), 93-83 BC. Nominal: AR tetradrachm. City: Antioch.26 viewsObv .: Diad. King's head to the right.
Rev .: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛΛIΠΠOY ... Zeus is enthroned to the left, holding scepter and Nike.
Condition: fine to very fine.
Dimensions: 15.06g, 25mm.
Newell: 441, BMC: 10, Sear: 7196.
1 commentsCanaan02/21/18 at 04:02Randygeki(h2): I like this one a lot. cool addition/
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Ariobarzanes III., 63-52 BC. AR Drachm. Mazaca.35 viewsObv .: Diademed King's Head to the right.
Rev .: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY Athena stands to the left, holding Nike, spear and shield, monogram in front of it.   Condition: almost very fine,minor scratches.
Dimensions: 4,43g, 15mm. BMC: 1.
2 commentsCanaan02/21/18 at 04:02Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Domitian RIC-55588 viewsAR Denarius, 2.88g
Rome mint, 88 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII across field; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
RIC 555 (R2). BMC p. 325 note. RSC 233a. BNC 113.
Ex Private Collection.

88 AD was the year Domitian held the Secular Games and the Rome mint struck a series of denarii with reverses that explicitly commemorated the event. Additionally, the mint was experimenting with the denarius' standard Minerva reverse designs and legends. These special Minerva issues struck early in 88 may have a connection to the games as well. This denarius has the normal Minerva with spear (M4) but unusually has the consular date across field and lacks the IMP number. Denarii with the legends across field are very rare. It is a Reverse die match with the RIC plate coin, a good indication of how rare the type is.

A bit under weight, but in fine style and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/18/18 at 07:07Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Attica, Athens (353 - 294 B.C)48 viewsAR Tetradrachm
O: Helmeted head of Athena right
R: AΘE Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
16.59g
21 mm
Kroll -; HGC 4, 1599

Ex. Numismatik-Naumann, Auction 52, Lot 126
4 commentsMat02/15/18 at 05:46Randygeki(h2): Sweet coin!
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Phraates IV (38-2 BC). AR drachm. Ecbatana mint. 22 viewsObv. Diademed bust of Phraates left, "royal wart" on brow, wearing necklace, eagle behind bearing wreath.
Rev. Archer (Arsakes I) seated right examining bow. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / BAΣIΛEΩN - AΡΣAKOΥ - EΥEΡΓETOΥ / ΔIKAIOΥ - EΠIΦANOΥΣ / ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ
References: Sellwood 52.10. Shore 276.
19mm, 3.43g.
1 commentsCanaan02/12/18 at 17:15Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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ELYMAIS. Unknown Prince , Late II - Early III Century AD. Ć Drachm. 34 viewsObv.Diademed bust with bun.
Rev. Artemis standing with bow.
References: v.Haaff.19.1.1-1A. 
3 commentsCanaan02/12/18 at 17:15Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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050var. Hadrian Denarius Roma 132-34 AD Fortuna Eastern mint??20 viewsReference.
cf RIC 211d; Str.*26var

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Lauderate head right.

Rev: COS III PP In ex FORT RED
Fortuna seated left holding rudder on Globe and cornucopiae

3.35 gr
15 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki02/11/18 at 16:17Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 14415 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed and bearded
Minted in Antioch (E | _ /ANZ). 350-355 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 144 (C2)
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/18 at 16:15Randygeki(h2): Not bad
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 35022 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman wears a Phrygian helmet and reaches back towards the emperor
Minted in Siscia (//ASIS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Siscia 350 (C3)
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/18 at 16:14Randygeki(h2): Nice addition. The patina is quite neat.
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147 - Constantius Chlorus - RIC V Pt. 2 Lugdunum 634 17 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PAX AVGG, Pax, standing left, holding olive branch and scepter
Minted in Lugdunum (//A). Emission 12, Series 2, Officina 1. A.D. 294
Reference:– Cohen -. Bastien 614 (3). RIC V Pt. 2 Lugdunum 634
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/11/18 at 16:13Randygeki(h2): Congrats
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Late Hellenic or early Roman, c.2nd Century B.C.-1st Century AD, Cast Lead Tessera or Appliqué15 viewsFacing head of Medusa (gorgoneion). (No legend)
Blank reverse.
18mm , 5g.
1 commentsCanaan02/11/18 at 16:12Randygeki(h2): Thats a really neat tessera
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Macedonia, Stobi, 050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #1130 viewsMacedonia, Stobi, 050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #1
avers:- IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
revers:- MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date:170-217 A.D., ref: Josifovski 180, Varbanov 3872,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/11/18 at 04:27Randygeki(h2): Excellent !
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Bruttium Terina53 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 04:26Randygeki(h2): Cool addition Jay
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Lugdunum 08425 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right
Minted in Lugdunum, (// PLG), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Lugdunum 84 (S)

4.04 gms. 0 degrees. 20.89 mm
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/09/18 at 15:46Randygeki(h2): Great example.
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169 - Constans - AE4 - Barbarous23 viewsObv:– D N CONSTA-N[S P F AVG], Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– [FEL TEMP RE--IARAIIII, Soldier standing left, knee raised, spearing a fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards
Tiny barbarous imitation.

1.22 gms. 180 degrees. 12.77 mm
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/09/18 at 15:45Randygeki(h2): A very neat coin!
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155 - Licinius I - Follis - RIC VI Antioch 162a25 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C LIC LICINNIVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, nude but for a chlamys hanging low from his left arm, modius on head, standing facing, head left, holding up a figurine of Victory in his righ hand and a cornucopia in his left arm
Minted in Antioch (* | H // ANT). A.D. 311-312
Reference:– RIC VI Antioch 162a (S)
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/09/18 at 05:37Randygeki(h2): Excellent example
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Volusian (251 - 253 A.D.)30 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A K Γ AΦ ΓAΛ B BOΛOΥΣIANOΣ EΥΣ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Radiate bust of Helios facing right; L - Γ (Year 3) flanking.
23mm
9.3g
Dattari (Savio) 5127; K&G 84.6 Emmett 3684

Published on Wildinds!
2 commentsMat02/09/18 at 05:37Randygeki(h2): Another cool find. Congrats
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Claudius, 41-54. As (Copper, 29mm, 9.45 g ), Rome, 50-54. 16 viewsObv. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Bare head of Claudius to left.
Rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTA / S - C Libertas standing facing, her head turned to right, holding pileus in her right hand and extending her left.
References: BMC 204. BN 230. Cohen 47. RIC 113.
1 commentsCanaan02/08/18 at 15:46Randygeki(h2): Not bad
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GREEK, Argolis Argos AR Triobol 490- 470 BC 2.55g 10mm 6h65 viewsForepart of wolf at bay to left.Rev Alpha with bar sloping to the right,and with two pellets one above and one below,within a shallow incuse square,with two deeper incuse squares in the upper part.
Very rare
1 commentsGrant H02/08/18 at 02:33Randygeki(h2): Neat coin
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409var2., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,167 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409var2., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M AVREL•ANT ONINVS AVG, Laureate draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:180 A.D., ref: RIC III 409var2., p-245, RSC 972b, BMCRE 805 note, Szaivert MIR 18 461-4/37, Sear-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/08/18 at 02:33Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 054b, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Trophy,155 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 054b, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Trophy,
avers:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, and draped bust right.
revers:- PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Two Persians bound and seated back to back at the base of the trophy.
exe: , diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 201 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-054b, p-220, RSC-175cf, BMC-262, Sear 6853,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/08/18 at 02:33Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 054b, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Trophy,155 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 054b, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Trophy,
avers:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, and draped bust right.
revers:- PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Two Persians bound and seated back to back at the base of the trophy.
exe: , diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 201 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-054b, p-220, RSC-175cf, BMC-262, Sear 6853,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/08/18 at 02:33Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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079 - Julia Mamaea denarius - RIC 36021 viewsIVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Diademed, draped bust right
Rev:– VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, holding palladium & scepter
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 360, RSC 81, BMC 381
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/07/18 at 04:21Randygeki(h2): An unsual portrait.
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MAGNENTIUS Centenionalis Lyons21 viewsMagnentius Ć 23mm Centenionalis.
Lyons mint, 350 AD. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped & cuirassed bust right, A to left / VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; S V/RPLG in ex.
2 commentsancientone02/07/18 at 04:21Randygeki(h2): Nice addition
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 18919 viewsDenarius
Obv:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
Rev:- FORT RED P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and leaning on reversed rudder; wheel before
Minted in Rome. A.D. 211
Reference– RIC 189, RSC 84, BMC 1
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/07/18 at 04:20Randygeki(h2): Indeed, very nice
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(04) CALIGULA27 views37-41 AD
Struck 37-38 AD
AE as 26 mm. 9/7 g
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left.
R: VESTA above, S C across field, Vesta seated left, holding patera and sceptre.
Rome; Cohen 27. RCV 1803.
1 commentslaney02/07/18 at 04:20Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (Sinjar). Qutb al-Din Muhammad. AH 594-616 / AD 1197-1219. Ć Dirhem, Sinjar mint. Uncertain AH date.34 viewsObv. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed male Roman-style bust left, holding spear or scepter over shoulder and shield; tamgha before, mint name and [AH date] around.
Rev. Names and titles of Abbasid Caliph al-Nasir and Qutb al-Din Muhammad bin Zengi in five lines across field; name continued to right and left; Zengid tamgha in exergue.
References: S&S 81; Album 1880.2.
Brown patina, 25mm and 9.25 grams.
2 commentsCanaan02/07/18 at 04:20Randygeki(h2): A neat type
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -25 viewsDenarius
Obv:– SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– PART MAX P M TR P VIIII, two captives seated at foot of trophy
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 202
Reference:– RIC IV -; BMCRE -; RSC -.

2.94 gms. 0 degrees. 20.31 mm
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/07/18 at 04:19Randygeki(h2): Congrats Martin, a nice find
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Domitian RIC-738105 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 92 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
RIC 738 (R2). BMC (spec. acquired 1990). RSC -. BNC -.
Ex Dionysos, eBay, January 2018.

This denarius is from a very rare issue struck towards the end of summer 92 and can be dated by the TR P XI and IMP XXII, an exceedingly rare combination. This series commemorating Domitian's 22nd imperial acclamation was most likely awarded for a victory against the Sarmatians and Suevi near the end of the campaigning season just before he became TR P XII on 14th September. The rarity of this dating combination indicates just how tight the window was for this issue. Perhaps struck for just a few fleeting weeks (or days).

A bit ragged, but in good metal and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid Atherton02/07/18 at 04:19Randygeki(h2): Congrats
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Constantius I (293 - 305 A.D.)35 viewsĆ Follis
O.: CONSTANTIVS NOB CES; Laureate head right.
R.: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART; Carthago standing facing, head left, holding fruits in both hands // Γ
Carthage mint, 298-299 A.D.
8.4g
31mm
RIC VI 30a, p. 427
3 commentsMat02/05/18 at 04:48Randygeki(h2): Me too. Cool addition!
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VI 899, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, SOLI INVICTO, Sol radiated standing left, Scarce!128 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VI 899, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, SOLI INVICTO, Sol radiated standing left, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SOLI INVI CTO, Sol radiated standing left, raising right hand, holding the globe in left hand, chlamys across left shoulder.
exerg: -/-//PTR, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: g, axes: ,
mint: Treveri, date: 310-311 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-899, p-, Scarce!
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans02/03/18 at 14:43Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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5264 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 120-21 AD Hippopotamus standing right23 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5264; Dattari-Savio Pl. 73, 1577 (this coin); Emmett 863.5; Köln 813

Issue L E = year 5

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

Rev. L Ε
hippopotamus standing, right

13.20 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
3 commentsokidoki02/03/18 at 14:42Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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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 14:42Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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L Saufeius45 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 14:41Randygeki(h2): A nice example!
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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 14:41Randygeki(h2): A cool reverse
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Samaria. circa 400-300 BC. Obol AR 9mm.26 viewsObv. Sidonian galley to left over waves.
Rev. Persian king fighting lion, O between.
References: Meshorer and Qedar 199; HGC 10, 399.
1 commentsCanaan02/03/18 at 14:40Randygeki(h2): Neat coin
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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 02:59Randygeki(h2): Thats neat little coin. Cool addition
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Probus, Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, ε 20 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
22.0mm 2.40gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: CLEMENTIA TEMP; Probus standing right on left, holding eagle-tipped scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter, standing left on right, holding scepter.
Exergue: ε, above line; XXI, below line.
Antioch Mint; First Emission
RIC V, 2 921, ε; Sear 11960.
Aorta: 1977: B87, O25, R13, T95, M1.
JAZ Numismatics/John Zielinski Auction 119, Lot 12.
1/18/18 1/24/18
1 commentsNicholas Z01/25/18 at 05:40Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Philip I (244-249 AD). AR Tetradrachm , Antioch, Syria, 244 AD.25 viewsObv: AVTOK K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed right.
Rev. ΔHMAPX - EΞOVCIAC around, S C in exergue, Eagle with spread wings standing left on palm branch, head left, wreath in beak.
References: McAlee 887. Prieur 318.
24-27mm, 11g
1 commentsCanaan01/25/18 at 05:39Randygeki(h2): This one too, very nice!
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Philip I AR Tetradrachm of Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria. AD 248.23 viewsObv. AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, radiate and cuirassed bust left, with aegis.
Rev. ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠA TO Γ, eagle standing, head right, holding wreath in beak; ANTIOXIA SC in exergue.
References: Prieur 355; McAlee 925.
10.78g, 25mm.
1 commentsCanaan01/25/18 at 05:39Randygeki(h2): Very nice, a great looking reverse.
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5568 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 125-26 AD Mars, wearing crested Corinthian helmet35 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5568; D1271 = Staffieri; Emmett 810.10

Issue L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ= year 10

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

Rev. L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ
Helmeted half-length nude bust left of Mars (Ares), seen from behind, wearing crested Corinthian helmet

12.87 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Münz Zentrum 29 (27 April 1977), lot 126; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 1271.

In the aforementioned article by Giovanni, he compares the reverse of this coin to the statue found at Hadrian’s villa (Fig. 7 in his article).
See G.M. Staffieri, ‘Sulla testimonianza di un Ares policleteo nella monetazione imperiale alessandrina’, NAC 22 (1993), pp. 187-99, where the design is compared to the statue found at Hadrian’s villa.
4 commentsokidoki01/25/18 at 05:38Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
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085 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Fortuna standing22 viewsReference.
Strack 112; RIC 85; C 1157

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG.
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder, seen from front.

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.

3.30 gr
20 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki01/25/18 at 05:38Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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5845 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 132-33 AD Hadrian & Serapis52 viewsReference.
RPC III 5845/2; Köln 1084; Dattari (Savio) 1946 (this coin); K&G 32.554; Emmett 1042.17; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 69 (this coin)

Issue L IZ = year 17

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΙΖ
Temple (classical) with two columns enclosing Sarapis standing, r. holding sceptre and presenting globe; to r., Emperor (Hadrian), laureate-headed, wearing toga, standing l.,
holding sceptre; between, altar inscribed ΑΔΡ/ΙΑ/ΝΟΝ

23.82 gr
34 mm
12h

Note.
From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Renzo Canavesi, Sagno, 1996. Ex Renzo Canavesi Collection (Sagno); Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 1946.

A rare variety with Sarapis holding a globe instead of saluting the emperor. The authors of RPC cite two coins: this coin, and the one in the Köln collection. There is also an example in the Ashmolean Museum collection (Milne 1380).
8 commentsokidoki01/25/18 at 05:37Randygeki(h2): Fantastic
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Septimius Severus50 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 05:37Randygeki(h2): Very cool! Nice pic.
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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 05:36Randygeki(h2): Very neat coin
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Domitian RIC-333109 viewsAR Denarius, 3.19g
Rome mint, 85 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT•P•P•; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
RIC 333 (R2). BMC specimen acquired 1987. RSC 180. BNC 80.
Acquired from Germania Inferior, January 2018.

In 82 Domitian increased the silver fineness of the denarius to nearly 100% purity. Three years later in mid 85 the fineness was again adjusted, this time downward to c. 90%, presumably for monetary or fiscal reasons. Domitian also assumed the powers of censor in April of 85 which was recorded on the coinage. The title was successively contracted in three issues - CENSORIA POTESTAT, CENS POTES, and CENS POT. According to metal analyses by Walker and more recently confirmed by Butcher and Ponting, Domitian's second coinage reform took place between the last two issues - the CENS POT issue being the first under the new standard. Curiously, this 'CENS POT' denarius has what appears to be 'al marco' weight adjustment marks, plainly visible on the reverse to the left of Minerva. Is it possibly during the minting of this first issue under the new standard the mint workers were extra careful with the coinage's weight? Whatever the case, the gouges must date to antiquity owing to the fact they are toned just as the unblemished surfaces are.

An extremely rare coin. Engraved in the period's typical fine style.

6 commentsDavid Atherton01/24/18 at 06:52Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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06 Constantius II28 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, no beard, Phrygian helmet, clutching
CONSA / Γ left /Dot center
Constantinople 106
ex thomas d walker
Some silvering (redish/copper toning)
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/23/18 at 15:46Randygeki(h2):
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Bruttium Uncia64 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 05:33Randygeki(h2): Very nice example Jay
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Philip Arab15 viewsAv. IMP MIVL(!) PHILIPPVS AVG
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. SAECVLARES AVGG
Antilope walking left, VI
RIC -, 3,25g, Imitation & Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS AFRIC21(v) )
1 commentsPriscus01/22/18 at 00:14Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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M. Sergius Silus (116-115 B.C.)37 viewsAR Denarius
O: Helmeted head of Roma right; mark of value behind.
R: Soldier on horseback rearing left, holding sword and severed head of barbarian; Q below.
Rome Mint
21mm
3.74g
Crawford 286/1; Sydenham 534; Sergia 1.
5 commentsMat01/22/18 at 00:13Randygeki(h2): Very neat type, congrats
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Helena. Augusta, AD 324-328/30. Ć Follis 43 viewsHelena. Augusta, AD 324-328/30. Ć Follis (19mm). Siscia mint
Diademed and mantled bust right / Securitas standing left, holding branch and raising robe; ЄSIS(double crescent).
RIC VII 218.
Superb golden brown patina. Ch aEF.
6 commentsSam01/22/18 at 00:12Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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Domitian RIC-57390 viewsAR Denarius, 3.32g
Rome mint, 88 AD
Obv: IMP•CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP•XIIII COS•XIIII CENS•P•P•P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
RIC 573 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from eBay, January 2018.

Very rare with 'GERMAN'. So rare in fact, Ian Carradice needed confirmation denarii existed with this spelling when he wrote Coinage and Finances In the Reign of Domitian in 1983. Since the publication of that work several examples have surfaced. The issue this denarius is from also features extremely rare aegis portraits. I think what we have here are the markings of a special issue, perhaps struck in conjunction with the Secular Games which were held the same year the special denarii were struck. The series also features many coins engraved in fine 'Flavian baroque' style, as clearly seen on this example.

Well centred and fine style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton01/21/18 at 07:03Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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Anazarbus, Cilicia34 viewsPseudo-autonomous
113/114 AD (Reign of Trajan)
AE Assaria (19mm, 4.53g)
O: Veiled and draped bust of Demeter right; two grain ears and poppy head before.
R: Veiled bust of Artemis Perasia right, wearing polos; torch before.
Ziegler 101; SNG France 2026
From the B/N collection. ex Munzhandlung Ritter
4 commentsEnodia01/21/18 at 06:56Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 10640 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward clutching his horse. his hair is tied in a top-knot.
Minted in Constantinople (G | dot | _ //CONSI).
Reference:- RIC VIII Constantinople 106

Unusual 3 dimensional wave effect created on shield.
4 commentsmaridvnvm01/20/18 at 17:35Randygeki(h2): Great addition Martin!
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139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Heraclea, RIC VII 079, -/-//SMHB, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, 129 views139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Heraclea, RIC VII 079, -/-//SMHB, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left,
avers:- FL HELENA AVGVSTA, 12,E10, Diademed, draped bust right.
revers:- SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, lowering branch with left hand, raising robe with the right hand.
exergo: -/-//SMHB, diameter: 18,5-21,5mm, weight: 3,58g, axis: 11h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 325-26 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-79, p-551, Scarce!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/20/18 at 06:24Randygeki(h2): Excellent find
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Augustus Ć 26 61 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 04:06Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
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Carinus (283 - 285 A.D.)29 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: A K M A KA-RINOS K, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
R: yche standing left, rudder in right, cornucopia in left. LA (Year 1 282/3 A.D.) to left.
8g
18mm
Dattari 5576; Milne 4667; Emmett 4012
2 commentsMat01/17/18 at 23:37Randygeki(h2): Cool addition. A nice example too.
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077 - Severus Alexander Denarius - RIC 268 var22 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAN AVG, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– P M TR P II COS, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder set on globe and cornucopia; star to left
Minted in Antioch, Issue 3, A.D. 223
Reference(s) – RIC IV 268 var (obverse legend, normal legend is C). RSC 237 var (same)

RIC makes mention of a coin of the same type from the previous issue (Issue 2) being known with ALEXAN but I cannot find this in BMCRE. Another example but from a different die pair sold by CNG in 2009
2 commentsmaridvnvm01/16/18 at 05:09Randygeki(h2): neat addition
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 09421 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, spindle.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, distaff
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 94. Babelon 34. BMCRR 94. CNR 1/015
Weaver's guild

3.71g. 18.77 mm. 0 degrees.
2 commentsmaridvnvm01/16/18 at 05:09Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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Phrygia, Apameia. Cira 100-50 BCE, Artemis w/bow & quiver24 viewsPHRYGIA, Apameia. Circa 100-50 BC. Ć 18mm (4.5 g,
Aristo- and Kephis-, magistrates. Turreted head of Artemis right; bow and quiver over shoulder /
Marsyas advancing right, playing double flute; downwards to left, APIΣTΩ and KHΦIC.
SNG von Aulock 3472; SNG Copenhagen 191. VF, desert patina.
sold 2-2018
2 commentsNORMAN K01/16/18 at 05:08Randygeki(h2): Nice looking coin
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Marcus Aurelius (139 - 161 A.D.)35 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: M AYRHLIOC KAICAR, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left by altar, holding patera and double cornucopiae. LI-Z across fields.
Year 17 (of Antoninus Pius), 153-154 A.D.
12.81g
21mm
Dattari 3150; Emmett 1850; Kampmann 37.67
4 commentsMat01/12/18 at 04:59Randygeki(h2): Sweet find Mat!
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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 04:58Randygeki(h2): Great looking coin
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076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 230, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, LIBERALITAS AVG G III, Philip I, and Philip II seated left on curule chairs.179 views076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 230, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, LIBERALITAS AVG G III, Philip I, and Philip II seated left on curule chairs.
avers:- IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- LIBERALITAS AVG G III, Philip I, holding a short scepter, and Philip II seated left on curule chairs.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21-22,5 mm, weight: 4,40 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 247 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-230, RSC 17, Sear - 2664, VM - 4,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/11/18 at 16:09Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Pherai, Thessaly33 views404-369 BC
AE 13 (13.4mm, 1.85g)
O: Wreathed head of Hekate left, wearing triangular pendant earring.
R: Lion head fountain right, spouting water; ΦEPAIOYN around to right.
Rogers 516; BCD Thessaly II 691.2
ex Savoca Coin

"Tender-hearted Hekate, bright coiffed, the daughter of Persaios."
~ Homeric Hymn to Demeter (2)
3 commentsEnodia01/11/18 at 16:09Randygeki(h2): Very neat coin. A great looking lion.
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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 04:25Randygeki(h2): Awesome!
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221 Hadrian Denarius Roma 132-34 AD Securitas28 viewsReference.
RIC II, 221 var bust; C. 1400; Strack 351 (Die link with Strack 352 obverse); Hunter 196

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. SECVR PVB COS III P P
Securitas seated left, holding sceptre and resting head on hand.

2.94 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki01/11/18 at 04:21Randygeki(h2): Wonderful coin
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Struck A.D.351 - 354. CONSTANTIUS GALLUS CAESAR. AE2 Majorina or Centenionalis of Antioch12 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES. Bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius Gallus facing right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman, discarded shield on ground at feet; in left field, Γ : in exergue, ANH.
Diameter 24mm | Weight 5.6gms.
RIC VIII: 134

This coin is one of the vast issues struck for several years after a reform of the bronze coinage by Constantius II and Constans in conjunction with the 1100th anniversary of Rome in A.D.348. The coins depict historical events associated with these emperors. This type more than likely is an allusion to Constantius II's victory against the Persians in a battle which took place near Ctesiphon, the Persian capital, in A.D.344 which resulted in the Romans capturing the heir to the Persian throne.
1 comments*Alex01/09/18 at 06:23Randygeki(h2): Wonderful coin. I like the detail of the horseman.
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Struck A.D.348 - 350. CONSTANS as Augustus. AE Majorina or Centenionalis of Antioch20 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans holding globe facing left.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier advancing right, dragging small barbarian from hut beneath tree; in exergue, ANΔ.
RIC VIII : 126.

This coin is one of the vast issues struck for several years following a reform of the bronze coinage by Constantius II and Constans in conjunction with the 1100th anniversary of Rome in A.D.348. The coins depict historical events associated with these emperors. This reverse type, though struck for both emperors, was in the East struck in greater numbers for Constans, even though this part of the Empire wasn't under his jurisdiction. It is therefore more than likely representative of Constans' defeat and settlement of the Franks in Toxandria, (part of Belgium) in A.D.342.
2 comments*Alex01/09/18 at 06:22Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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3099 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Didrachm 128-138 AD Mount Argaeus three stars21 viewsReference.
RPC III 3099; S 270a, Metcalf Conspectus 96a

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡ
Mount Argaeus surmounted by star; to l. and r., stars

5.62 gr
20 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki01/09/18 at 06:21Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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Struck A.D.348 - 350. CONSTANTIUS II as Augustus. AE Maiorina of Rome13 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG. Laurel and rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II facing right; behind head, A.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Constantius II, bare-headed and in military dress, standing facing left on galley sailing left with Victory at the helm. Constantius holds globe surmounted by phoenix with wreath in its beak in his right hand and standard with Chi-Rho on banner in his left In left field, A; in exergue, RQ.
RIC VIII : 112
SCARCE

This coin is one of the vast issues struck for several years after a reform of the bronze coinage by Constantius II and Constans in conjunction with the 1100th anniversary of Rome in A.D.348. The coins depict historical events associated with these emperors. This reverse type, though struck under both emperors, was in the East struck only for Constans, even though this part of the Empire wasn't under his jurisdiction. It therefore more than likely alludes to Constans' crossing to Britannia in c.A.D.343 to repel incursions into the province by the Picts. An extremely rare gold medallion exists celebrating the same event, it depicts Constans and has the legend "BONONIA OCEANEN".
1 comments*Alex01/09/18 at 06:21Randygeki(h2): Excellent find
Nezak_Hun_Anonimus,_460-560_AD,_Ghanzi,_AR-Drachm,_nycky_MLKA,_Göbl_Hunnen_Em__223_;_MACW_1504_,Q-001,_3h,_25,5-27,0mm,_3,49g-s.jpg
Huns, Nezak Huns, Anonymous King, "Nycky MLKA", (cc. 460-560 A.D.), AR-Drachm, Fire altar,156 viewsHuns, Nezak Huns, Anonymous King, "Nycky MLKA", (cc. 460-560 A.D.), AR-Drachm, Fire altar,
avers: Bust of Emperor in winged bull's head crown right.
revers: Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; solar wheels above attendants.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-27,0mm, weight: 3,49g, axes: 3h,
mint: Nezak Hun, Ghanzi mint, date: cc. 460-560 A.D., ref: Göbl, Dokumente 222/V., Ex CNG,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/08/18 at 03:06Randygeki(h2): nice one
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Hadrian. AD 117-138. Ć Sestertius.Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134-138.28 viewsObv. Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev. Hadrian standing right, holding volumen and clasping right hands with Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopia, with rudder set on globe at side.
References: RIC II 761; Banti 434. 
33mm, 21.6 grams.
3 commentsCanaan01/08/18 at 03:06Randygeki(h2): Me too, great addition!
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James I (1603 - 1625 A.D.)38 viewsAR Shilling
O:· IACOBVS · D’ · G’ · MAG’ · BRIT’ · FRA’ · ET · HIB’ · REX ·, third bust right, crowned and mantled; XII (denomination) to left.
R:  .EXVRGAT. DEVS. DISSIPENTVR. INIMICI., coat-of-arms. MM: lis
Tower (London) mint
30mm
6.17g
North 2099; SCBC 2654.
4 commentsMat01/07/18 at 00:37Randygeki(h2): Nice one Mat. I really like the portrait too.
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 12235 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, coiled serpent.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, dog
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 122 Babelon 9. BMCRR unknown. CNR unknown

ex SteveX6 collection

3.42g. 18.68 mm. 180 degrees.
3 commentsmaridvnvm01/05/18 at 07:29Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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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 07:25Randygeki(h2): Great pic of a neat coin
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Aurelian (270 - 275 A.D.)28 viewsĆ(S) Antoninianus
O: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: RESTITVTOR ORBIS, woman standing right, presenting wreath to Aurelian standing left, leaning on sceptre, suppliant captive between them. * Δ in exergue.
4.2mm
21mm
RIC V-1, Cyzicus 349 var.

Very Scarce
3 commentsMat12/31/17 at 06:03Randygeki(h2): Very cool, love the silvering on it.
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115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 239F, Rome, -/-//KAZ, AEQVITAS AVG G, Equity standing left,125 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 239F, Rome, -/-//KAZ, AEQVITAS AVG G, Equity standing left,
avers:- IMP CARINVS P F AVG (3F), Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- AEQVITAS AVG G, Equity standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
exerg: -/-//KAZ, diameter: 21,5-22,2mm, weight: 3,68g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, 4th emiss., date: 283 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 239F, p-169,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans12/31/17 at 06:02Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Thess 110 Gamma19 views23 mm, 8.22gm, 5 O'clock1 commentsagord12/29/17 at 05:08Randygeki(h2): Very cool!
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008 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Pietas standing42 viewsReference.
RIC 8a; BMCRE 15; RSC 1024; Strack 17 (bust RIC II 8b)

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P PIETAS
Pietas, veiled, standing left, raising her right hand

3.13 gr
19 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki12/29/17 at 05:06Randygeki(h2): Very nice bust!
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RIC 0021 Vespasian Denariius76 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 17:04Randygeki(h2): Really like the portrait on this one
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Vologases I (51 - 78 A.D.)43 viewsAR Drachm
O: Diademed bust left.
R: OΛCIΛEΛC OΛCIΛEΛN ΛIIΛI ΛIXVΛ EΠIΦΛHO ΦIΛEΛΛ, Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow.
Ekbatana mint
3.71g
21mm
Sellwood 70.13
1 commentsMat12/25/17 at 04:16Randygeki(h2): Glad you like the patina on it. It'd be a sham...
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760 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna standing38 viewsReference.
RIC 760; C. 772; BMC 1514; Strack 670; Banti 428 (26 specimens)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate, draped, right

Rev. FORTVNA AVG S C
Fortuna, draped, standing left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left

25.12 gr
31 mm
6h

Note.
Dr. walter Kimpel
2 commentsokidoki12/21/17 at 04:31Randygeki(h2): Excellent addition with a fantastic portrait.
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Sasanian Empire. Khusro II. 591-628 AD. AR Drachm.39 viewsObv. Crowned and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. Fire altar flanked by attendants; four crescents around.
References: Göbl II/2 (Pl. 13, 214). EF.
Ray mint. Year 21.
27mm, 2.75 grams
1 commentsCanaan12/21/17 at 04:31Randygeki(h2): Nice! I'd like to find one for myself.
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Domitian RIC-11889 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.52g
Rome mint, 81- early 82 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (anti-clockwwise, outwardly, from high l.); Victory std. l., with wreath and palm
RIC 118 (C). BMC 57. RSC 625. BNC 56.
Acquired from Dmitry Markov, December 2017.

This undated quinarius is part of Domitian's first issue of quinarii coined early in the reign. The style and silver fineness of 80% indicate it was struck before the great coinage reform of 82 when the silver fineness was increased to 99%. Probably the most common variant of the type from the issue, 'common' being a relative term here!

Darkly toned and in fine early style. Punch-mark(?) in obverse field.
7 commentsDavid Atherton12/21/17 at 04:30Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -29 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SE-V PERT AVG II C, laureate head right
Rev:– FORTVNAE REDVCI, Fortuna (Pax?) seated left holding branch and cornucopia
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC -, BMCRE -. RSC -

Very rare obverse legend variety
2 commentsmaridvnvm12/21/17 at 04:30Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Magnentius, AE2, Lyons. AD 350-353.25 viewsMagnentius, AE2 23mm. 4.96gm. Lyons. AD 350-353. . DN MAGNEN-TIVS PF AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head / GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor on horseback galloping right, no shield, wielding spear at a bare-headed enemy before the horse, broken spear and shield beneath the horse. Mintmark RPL. RIC VIII Lyons 116; Sear 18799.
2 commentsBritanikus12/21/17 at 04:19Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Constans AE2. 347-348 AD.20 viewsConstans AE2. 347-348 AD. DN CONSTA-N PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor advancing right, looking left, leading barbarian from hut, Γ in upper centre.Constantinople mint
"VD"
1 commentsBritanikus12/21/17 at 04:19Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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Constantius II AE2418 viewsConstantius II AE24, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing horseman, 24mm, 6.31g1 commentsBritanikus12/21/17 at 04:17Randygeki(h2): Excellent Horseman!
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Severina (274 - 275 A.D.)39 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O:  OVLP CEVHPINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
R: Eagle standing right, palm across shoulder, holding wreath in beak; ETOVC (around) and S in right field. Year 6 = 275-276 AD
8.58g
20mm
Köln 3102; Dattari 5504; Milne 4453; Emmett 3965.6
3 commentsMat12/21/17 at 04:16Randygeki(h2): Nice one Mat
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Gordian III AR Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria. Struck AD 242. 38 viewsObv. AYTOK K M ANT ΓOΡΔΙΑΝΟC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. ΔΗMAΡX EΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Β, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, holding wreath in beak; between legs, crescent above ram leaping left.
References: McAlee 872; Prieur 295.
27mm, 11.16grams.
1 commentsCanaan12/20/17 at 17:28Randygeki(h2): a cool tetradrachnm
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5823 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 132-33 AD Mummiform Sokar42 viewsReference.
Emmett 883.17; RPC III, 5823; Dattari (Savio) 1446

Issue L IZ = year 17

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΙΖ
Mummiform Sokar (Ptah-Sokar-Osiris) standing right, holding sceptre tipped with falon (Horus?)

13.00 gr
27 mm
12h

Note.
Giovanni Dattari summarizes the unusual reverse type seen on this billon tetradrachm of Hadrian. The image of the Ptah-Sokar-Osiris divinity belongs to Egyptian theology, and in particular to funeral worship. It brings together three famous members of the Pharaonic Pantheon through their respective symbols: the headdress and scepter for Ptah, the solar disk for Osiris, and the mummiform wrappings for Sokar – the “Lord of the Necropolis.” These three associated divinities call upon the concepts of “mourning” and “life”, evoking at the same time the pain associated with death and the hope of resurrection. The main sanctuaries of Ptah, Sokaris, and Osiris were at Memphis and Abydos.
4 commentsokidoki12/20/17 at 04:04Randygeki(h2): Very awesome coin!
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160 Theodosius I. (379-395 A.D.), Antioch, RIC IX 040d, -/-//ANTΓ, AE-2 Follis, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Theodosius I. standing facing on galley, #1126 views160 Theodosius I. (379-395 A.D.), Antioch, RIC IX 040d, -/-//ANTΓ, AE-2 Follis, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Theodosius I. standing facing on galley, #1
avers:- D N THEODO SIVS P F AVG, Helmeted, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield.
revers:- GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor standing facing, head right, on galley, raising right hand, Victory seated at helm. Wreath in left field, mintmark ANTΓ.
exerg: -/-//ANTΓ, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 5,40g, axes:6h,
mint: Antioch, date: 392-395 A.D., ref: RIC IX 40d,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/18/17 at 04:03Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 159 28 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Rosette diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left holding globe, N behind bust
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right
Minted in Rome; (_ | N //RT),
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 159 (C)
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/18/17 at 04:03Randygeki(h2): nice
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3 - RIC VIII Thessalonica 19033 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP - REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards the emperor
Minted in Thessalonica (E | _ // SMTS),
Reference:– RIC VIII Thessalonica 190 (C).

A harshly cleaned gap filler,
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/18/17 at 04:02Randygeki(h2): Not bad.
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Constantine 7.03.03627 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P AVG
(L,laur, helm, cuir spear over r shoulder, shield on l arm)
Rev COMITI AVGGNN
(Sol holding whip in right hand, globe in left)
| *
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 177 LMCC 7.03.036 (S)
3.9g
2 commentsNoviomagus12/18/17 at 04:02Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Amaury (1164 - 74 AD). Billon silver denier28 viewsObv. AMALRICVS REX; pattée.
Rev. DE IERVSALEM; Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
References: Metcalf 169.
17mm and 0.45 grams.
1 commentsCanaan12/17/17 at 17:26Randygeki(h2): These are cool. Neat addition
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 08126 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman wears a phrygian helmet and falls forward (FH4)
Minted in Constantinople (Gamma | _ //CONS Theta *). A.D. 348-351
Reference:- RIC VIII, Constantinople 81 (C).
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/17/17 at 03:50Randygeki(h2): I sometimes wonder if the dots (like on the helmet...
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 13536 viewsObv:- DN CONSTAN - TIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward clutching horse's neck (type FH4)
Minted in Antioch. (Gamma | _ //ANH). A.D. 350-355
Reference:- RIC VIII, Antioch 135
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/17/17 at 03:47Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 920-1-3, 4th. Unspecified Oriental Mint, Bust:C(A2), Γ//KA, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor and Jupiter with Globe, Rare!215 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 920-1-3, 4th. Unspecified Oriental Mint, Bust:C(A2), Γ//KA, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor and Jupiter with Globe, Rare!
avers:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C/A2),
revers:- CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: Γ//KA, diameter: 20,5-21,0mm, weight: 4,59g, axis:7h,
mint: 4th. Unspecified Oriental Mint, 1st. em., 3rd. off., date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 920-1-3, p-120,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/17/17 at 03:46Randygeki(h2): Sweet
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 072 var27 viewsĆ Centenionalis
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO (but Rs seem to be made from Retrograde Ns), Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He wears a is bare headed and a bearded
Minted in Alexandria (G | // ALEA). 15th March A.D. 351 - 6th November A.D. 355
References:- RIC VIII Alexandria 72 var. Cohen 46 var, LRBC 2836 var.
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/17/17 at 03:46Randygeki(h2): Neat R's
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 09256 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed and is beardled
Minted in Cyzicus (Gamma | _ // SMKB)
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 92 (C2)
4 commentsmaridvnvm12/17/17 at 03:46Randygeki(h2): Great example!
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EB0579 Elagabalus / Tyche18 viewsElagabalus, AE 32 of Samosata, Syria, 218-222 AD.
Obv: AVT K M AV ANTΩNINOC C, laureate head right, C C below.
Rev: CAMOCATEΩN, Tyche seated left on rock, holding corn-ears, Pegasus flying left below.
References: Sear SGI 3094; BMC 42-43 var; Mionnet V, 65; SNG München 396 var.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 14.659 grams.
1 commentsEB12/17/17 at 03:45Randygeki(h2): Great portrait
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Greek, Mysia, Priapos, (300-200 B.C.), AE-11, SNG von Aulock 7526, A above, ΠΡI below, Crab.192 viewsMysia, Priapos, (300-200 B.C.), AE-11, SNG von Aulock 7526, A above, ΠΡI below, Crab.
avers: Laureate head of Apollo right.
revers: A above, ΠΡI below, Crab.
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 11,0mm, weight: 1,34g, axes:7h,
mint: Mysia, Pergamon,
date: 300-200 B.C., ref: SNG von Aulock 7526, Winterthur 2680.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/17/17 at 03:45Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Bela IV (1235 - 1270 A.D.) 30 viewsHungary
AR denar
O: REX*-BELA+, king enthroned facing, holding scepter. 
R: MONETA REGISP HVNGARIA, pearled cross, four stars around. 
.64g
14mm
Ref: Huszár 320; CNH 253., Unger(ÉH-I.):218
From the Sallent Collection; From the Kenneth Miller Collection of Ake-Ptolemaďs and Related Biblical Coins
3 commentsMat12/16/17 at 17:12Randygeki(h2): Cool addition
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Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles (cc. 317-289 B.C.), AE-21, SNG Ans 749, AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ BAΣIΛEOΣ, Winged thunderbolt, #1265 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Agathokles (cc. 317-289 B.C.), AE-21, SNG Ans 749, AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ BAΣIΛEOΣ, Winged thunderbolt, #1
avers: ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ, Draped bust of Artemis Soteira right, quiver over shouler.
revers: ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ, Winged thunderbolt between legend.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 21 mm, weight: 8,14, axes: 2h,
mint: Sicily, Syracuse, date: cc.317-289 B.C., ref: SNG Ans 749,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans12/14/17 at 05:25Randygeki(h2): Excellent addition
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Hadrian Denarius 119-22 AD Salus standing eastern mint28 viewsReference.
cfRIC 138; cfStrack 81; no coiled snake

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. P M TR P COS III in feild SAL AVG
Salus standing facing left, holding spear and sacrificing out of patera over altar.

2.80 gr
17 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki12/14/17 at 05:25Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Macrinus Bi-Tetradrachm, Arados mint84 viewsObverse description: Laureate head of Macrinus on the right, seen from three quarters in front, one of the two ribbons of the laureate crown descending on the shoulder.
Obverse Legend : AU KAI. M.A OP SE. MAKRINOS, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Markos Opellios Seuhros Makrinos Sebastos).
Reverse description : Eagle standing on the left, wings outstretched, head and tail turned right, wreath in the beak; between the legs of the eagle, a head of bull turned to the right.
Reverse legend: DHMARC EX UPATOSTA.
References: Prieur: 1243.
12,57g, 24mm.
4 commentsCanaan12/12/17 at 17:04Randygeki(h2): A sweet addition!
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Vespasian-RIC-Unknown - Obverse Brockage100 viewsAR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: Incuse of obverse
RIC -. BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, December 2017.

Based on style and obverse legend this brockage is from Vespasian's first denarius issues at Rome.
5 commentsDavid Atherton12/12/17 at 02:37Randygeki(h2): Very nice! I was keeping an eye on this one.
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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 16:26Randygeki(h2): Very cool addition! Congrats!
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Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Africa reclining eastern mint33 viewsReference
cf RIC 299; Strack --

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

Rev. AFRICA
Africa reclining left, wearing elephant-skin headdress and holding scorpion and cornucopia, basket of fruits at her feet

2.42 gr
20 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki12/11/17 at 07:20Randygeki(h2): Very neat
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Augustus, AE of Gabala, Syria. AD 1-14. 27 viewsObv. Bare head of Augustus right, countermark.
Rev. GABALEWN, Astarte seated left, holding poppy and sceptre, sphinx at foot. LM in left field, ZH in exergue.
Countermark: Howgego 366. Bee. Gabala
References: RPC 4452; BMC 70; Mionnet V, 627.
21mm, 6.3 grams.
1 commentsCanaan12/10/17 at 04:54Randygeki(h2): Thats a neat countermark. cool addition
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08 Constantius II41 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, two braids, reaching , SMHB in ex., Gamma in left field
Heraclea 82

ex DS
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/10/17 at 04:53Randygeki(h2): Thanks guys got a handful more coming lol
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Egypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3154, D-5558, L/Z//--, Eagle right, head right, #199 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3154, D-5558, L/Z//--, Eagle right, head right, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Eagle right, head right, his beak wreath, L-Z, across the field.
exergue: L/Z//--, diameter: 18-22mm, weight: 8,69g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 281-282 A.D., L-Z Year 7., ref: Emmet-3154, Milne-4649, Geissen-3154, Dattari-5558, Curtis 1864, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.37-p340,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/10/17 at 00:26Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Richard I "Lionheart" (1189 - 1199 A.D.51 viewsAnglo-Gallic, Aquitaine Count of Poitou and Duke of Aquitaine 1172-1185 A.D., King of England 1189-1199 A.D.
AR denier
O: + / RICA / RDVS / ω.
R: +AQVITANIE. Cross pattée.
Bordeaux mint.
19mm
.83g
Elias 4; Poey D'Avant 2768.
 
The coins issued in Richard's French possessions are the only coins to bear his name. In addition to Aquitaine, coins were also struck in his name for Poitou. Richard's English coinage was entirely in the name of his father, Henry II.
4 commentsMat12/10/17 at 00:25Randygeki(h2): Congrats, a cool addition!
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Constantius I (305 - 306 A.D.)41 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: ΦΛA KωNCTANTIOC K, laureate bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding cornucopia, L Γ = year 3 (294/295)
8.43g
19mm
Kampmann/Ganschow 121.24, Dattari 6070 Emmett 4191.2, Milne 5174

Published on Wildwinds!
2 commentsMat12/07/17 at 04:05Randygeki(h2): Nice deal!
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Galba, Denarius, VICTORIA P R20 viewsAR Denarius
Galba
Augustus: July, 68 - January, 69AD
Issued:
19.0 x 17.5mm 2.70gr
O: IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: VICTORIA P R; Victory standing left on globe, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left.
Rome Mint
RIC 217; RSC 328; BMC 49.
Aorta: B7, O13, R56, T78, M3.
Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction, Auction 231746, Lot 63101. Ex. Nilus Coins.
11/16/17 11/24/17
1 commentsNicholas Z12/05/17 at 04:17Randygeki(h2): Nice deal!
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Probus, Antoninianus, ADVENTVS AVG, R (Crescent) Γ20 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 279AD
22.0mm 3.40gr
O: IMP PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: ADVENTVS AVG; Probus on horseback left, raising right hand and holding scepter with left hand, captive to left.
Exergue: R (Crescent) Γ
Rome Mint
RIC 157, Γ; Cohen 37; Saer 11953.
Aorta: 1791: B72, O74, R4, T56, M4.
sjbcoins/Stoian Belkin 162762297528
11/26/17 12/4/17
1 commentsNicholas Z12/05/17 at 04:16Randygeki(h2): nice
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Tranquillina, Drachm - *70 viewsCappadocia, Caesarea- Eusebia, AD 241-244
Tranquillina, Augusta, AR Drachm - Dated Regnal year 4 of Gordian III (AD 240/1)
CABINIA TPANKVΛΛINA AV Draped bust right, wearing stephane
MHTPO KAICA B N E Mount Argaeus ЄT Δ (date) in exergue
2.72 grams - 18 mm
Ref : Bland, Last # 58, Sydenham, Caesarea Supp # 617a
Ex CNG e-auction 354, #352
Ex Steve P. collection
3 commentsPotator II12/03/17 at 15:45Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Vespasian - Vesta Standing Silver Denarius, Rome mint between 72-73 A.D.42 viewsobv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII. Vespasian Laureate head right
rev: VESTA, Vesta standing left, holding simpulum and sceptre
Ref.: RIC 360.
Diameter: 19mm
Weight: 3,07 grams.
Nice silver tone.
1 commentsCanaan12/01/17 at 15:11Randygeki(h2): Nice denarius with a good portrait
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Carus (282- 285 A.D.)49 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: A K MA KAΡOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Dikaiosyne standing left holding scales and cornucopiae, LA to left.
20mm
6.99g
Sear RCV (2005) 12197; Milne 4660.
4 commentsMat12/01/17 at 15:10Randygeki(h2): A nice example. Looks like it has a nice even pati...
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Maximian (286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D)25 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: MAΞIMIANOC-CEB, Laureate head right.
R:  Nike advancing right holding wreath and palm branch, L-Z (Year 7) across the field.
Struck 291-292 A.D
6.72g
22mm
Milne 5033, Curtis 2101
1 commentsMat12/01/17 at 15:09Randygeki(h2): A good deal.
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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 23:19Randygeki(h2): nice
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE3/4 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 97 29 viewsAE3/4
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards the emperor (Rider with hair straight up, no beard, reaching (hair type not in RIC))
Minted in Nicomedia (//SMN Delta),
Reference:– RIC VIII Nicomedia 97 var (hairstyle/headwear)

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

3,13 g. 16.55 mm
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/30/17 at 23:19Randygeki(h2): neat addition
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Constantius II (337 - 361 A.D.)81 viewsĆ3
O: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times restored), soldier rushing left spearing fallen horseman, soldier in military garb with helmet and shield on left arm, soldiers right foot on shield on the ground, horseman laying across his stumbled mount, bare-headed, without beard, raising left hand in helpless defense.
Nocomedia Mint
2.01g
16.9mm
RIC Nocomedia 96 variant
5 commentsMat11/30/17 at 22:21Randygeki(h2): Indeed a much better pic and cool coin Mat
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Siscia, RIC VIII 218, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, -/-//BSISsymbol2M, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Tree, #1128 viewsSiscia, RIC VIII 218, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, -/-//BSISsymbol2M, AE-2 Follis, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Tree, #1
avers:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Cn8, G3L, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe.
revers:- FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO, Constans advancing right, dragging barbarian from hut under tree.
exergo: -/-//BSISsymbol2M, diameter: 20,5-22,0mm, weight: 3,51g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, date: 348-351 AD., ref: RIC-VIII-218-p,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans11/27/17 at 03:59Randygeki(h2): Great coin
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - Barbarous38 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVGV, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward clutching horse's neck
Minted in a barbarous mint

4.58gms. 23.49mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/27/17 at 03:57Randygeki(h2): A very neat style!
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Augustus & Agrippa, AE Dupondius 82 viewsNemausus mint, after AD 10
4th type
IMP DIVI F PP, Laureate heads of Augustus looking right and Agrippa looking left, back to back
COL NEM, Crocodile chained to palm tree
13,52 gr
Ref : RCV #1731, Cohen #8
5 commentsPotator II11/27/17 at 03:57Randygeki(h2): Excellent addition
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Arles 21724 viewsAE3
Obv:– DN CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP - REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards the emperor
Minted in Arles (D | _ // PCON),
Reference:– RIC VIII Arles 217 (S).

17.47 mm. 1.97 gms, 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/27/17 at 03:57Randygeki(h2): Not bad. I only have one later FH from Arles.
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MUSA, Parthia: Phraatakes and Musa, 2 BC to $ AD81 viewsBI tdr., 12,56gr, 28,1mm; Sellwood 58.1var.(month), Shore 323, Sunrise 403var.;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and ribbon; at the ribbon end year date BIT(?)=1 AD; short hair in 2 waves, mustache, medium-long tapered beard; wart; earring, multiple necklace; cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of opposing dashes; traces of goddess in the right and left upper field; legend: BACI ΛEΩ C BACI ΛEΩ N only partially visible; dotted border 8 to 10:30h;
rev.: female head, right, w/tiara and double diadem below, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; the tiara consists of 5 large pearls in a row, above a row of 8 smaller pearls and above them another row of medium-sized pearls - the remainder of the tiara is off the flan; earrings and a pearl necklace, multiple necklace below, 2 more strings of pearls across the breast, the shoulders are covered by a folded robe; between the diadem ribbons and the neck the letters ΔAI=ΔAIΣIOY (May); legend: Θ EAC O(YPANIAC MOYCHC) BACI
Λ ICHC; dotted border 5 to 10h; very dark patina;

ex: The New York Sale XXXIV (2014)

The Italian slave girl Musa came to Parthia as part of a peace deal between the Emperor Augustus and King Phraates IV in 20 BC. She bore him a son, Phraatakes, and soon rose in his favor from concubine to queen. To rid herself of competition she persuaded the king to send his other sons to Rome for safety. In 2 BC she and her son poisoned Phraates IV, and Phraatakes became king. Much to the shock of the Romans and Greeks, she proceded to marry her son and became co-ruler but the blissful arrangement lasted only six years. The disgusted Parthian nobility deposed the couple in 4 AD. Phraatakes escaped to Syria were he died soon after. Musa was never heard of again.
2 commentsSchatz11/27/17 at 03:56Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 38325 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman wears a pointed hat and reaches back towards the emperor
Minted in a Siscia (L | _ //ASIS).
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 383 (S)

2.70gms. 18.05mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/27/17 at 03:56Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Trier 34930 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP RE-P-ARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman wears Phrygian helmet and falls forward clutching horse's neck
Minted in a Trier; _ | * //TRP.
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 349 (R)

4.44gms. 22.37mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/27/17 at 03:56Randygeki(h2): Congrats!!! I'm very happy for you. Condition ...
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Geta (209 - 211 A.D.)40 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch.
AR Tetradrachm
O: AYT KAI GETAC CEB, laureate head right.
DHMARX EX YPATOC TO B, eagle standing left on groundline,
wings spread, head and tail right, wreath in beak.
Star in upper left and right fields.
Struck 211 - 212 A.D.
26mm
13.04g
McAlee 720; Prieur 213; Bellinger 16.
2 commentsMat11/26/17 at 03:57Randygeki(h2): Sweet tet Mat, and nice deal
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20 views2 commentsancientone11/26/17 at 03:56Randygeki(h2): Thats a neat looking one
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Roman Provincial, Syria-Antioch, Autonomous Issue Under Nero, AE Small Denomination, Caesarean Year 105 (56/57 AD),18 viewsObv. ANTIOXEΩN, Veiled, turreted, draped bust of city goddess right
Rev. EΠI KOYAΔPATOY Ram running right, looking back,crescent and * above, ETEP below
17mm, 5.40g
References: Butcher 121; SNG Copenhagen 101
Gaius Ummidius Durmius Quadratus as Governor of Syria.
Known as the star of bethlehem coin.
1 commentsCanaan11/25/17 at 04:22Randygeki(h2): cool
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Taras, Calabria42 views380-334 BC
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.24g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone.
R: Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean lion; A above.
Vlasto 1315; HN Italy 976
From the D. Alighieri collection. ex CNG

I acquired this coin mainly for the provenance, but also because, despite the fact that the Vlasto catalog claims it to be "of barbarous style", I think the fully crested portrait of Athena is quite pretty.





2 commentsEnodia11/25/17 at 04:21Randygeki(h2): indeed! Nice one
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274 Hadrian Aureus Roma 134-38 AD Spes standing104 viewsReference,
RIC 274; C.1412; Strack 272; BMC 732; Hill 798

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. SPES P R
Spes, draped, standing left, holding flower in right hand and raising skirt with left.

7.11 gr
18 mm
6h

Oud geld

Note.
Spes was the Roman personification of Hope
the Greek counterpart was Elpis
9 commentsokidoki11/25/17 at 04:20Randygeki(h2): Holy moly
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RPC-1666-Domitian88 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.38g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 93-94 AD
Obv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
Rev : No legend; emperor in quadriga, r., holding laurel branch in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand
RPC 1666 (18 spec.).
Ex Lanz, eBay, November 2017.

This is a fairly rare Cappadocian didrachm of Domitian struck late in the reign. The pronounced 'Roman' style and six o'clock die axis are clear evidence it was produced in Rome for circulation in the province. Remarkably, this reverse is the only instance of Domitian in a quadriga that was struck in silver for either the imperial or provincial issues. Naturally, one may ask for what reason is Domitian triumphing here? In May 92 Domitian left Rome for a military campaign along the Danube against the Sarmatians known as the Second Pannonian war. The conflict lasted eight months and Domitian was back in Rome by January 93. He was awarded only an ovation but not a full triumph, so it is unclear what triumph this reverse refers to.

Struck in fine late Domitianic style.
7 commentsDavid Atherton11/25/17 at 04:18Randygeki(h2): Excellent find
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Vespasian denarius, Pax43 viewsAR Denarius
Vespasian 69-79CE
Diameter: 17~19 mm, Weight: 3.24 grams, Die axis: 5h

Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate bust to right.

Reverse: COS ITER TR POT
Pax seated to left, holding olive branch and caduceus.

Mint: Rome

Notes:
- Struck early in Vespasian's reign, January to June 70 CE. Cos iter is an abbreviation for consul iterum: 'consul again'.
- The veristic style of art and portraiture was popular in the late Republic, but from Augustus through to Nero fell out of fashion in favour of an idealised, Classical Greek style. The year of the four emperors and the Flavian dynasty saw a return to the Roman veristic style, perhaps to emphasise the break from Nero. The early denarii of Vespasian are particularly rich in veristic propaganda - as in this example depicting a serious, unpretentious and practical Emperor; a quintessentially Roman man come to save the Empire from the excesses of Nero.

Ex Marc Walter (Austria), 2017