Classical Numismatics Discussion Members' Gallery
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register.

Members' Gallery Home | Member Collections | Last Added | Last Comments | Most Viewed | Top Rated | My Favorities | Search Galleries
Last comments - pierre_p77
RI_132wz_img.jpg
132 - Probus - RIC 878 - Bust Type G (Serdica) (KAA)35 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor galloping right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse
Minted in Serdica (KAA in exe) Emission 4 Officina 1. A.D. 277
Reference: RIC 878 Bust type G
2 commentsmaridvnvm11/02/14 at 20:28pierre_p77: Great coin!
Constantius-II__AE-3-silvered_DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-PF-AVG_FEL-TEMP-RE-PARATIO_Gamma_SMNA_RIC-VIII-084-p-478-Cs1-D3_Nicomedia_351-55-AD__Q-001_6h_21,5-24mm_5,11ga-s.jpg
Roman Empire, Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Nicomedia, RIC VIII 084, AE-2 Follis, Γ/-//SMNA, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy,409 views147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Nicomedia, RIC VIII 084, AE-2 Follis, Γ/-//SMNA, FELTEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy,
avers:- DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-PF-AVG, Cs1, D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rever:- FEL-TEMP-RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy horseman who wears Phrygian helmet and is reaching backwards; shield on ground to right .
exergo: Γ/-//SMNA, diameter: 21,5-24mm, weight: 5,11g, axis: 6h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: 351-55 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-084, p-478,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans10/30/14 at 22:10pierre_p77: Thats a great Fel Temp!
Constantius-Gallus-xy-s.jpg
Roman Empire, Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), AE-2, RIC VIII 335, Siscia, LXXII/ FEL TEMP REPARATIO, 706 views152 Constantius Gallus (351-354 A.D.), AE-2, RIC VIII 335, Siscia, LXXII/ FEL TEMP REPARATIO,
avers:- DN-CONSTATIVS-IVN-NOB-C, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A (or H) behind the head.
revers:- FEL-TEMP-RE-PARATIO, LXXII left field, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, reaching backwards.
exe: LXXII/Γ SIS Crescent,
diameter: mm,
weight: g,
axis: h,
mint: Siscia,
date: 332-333 A.D.,
ref: RIC VIII 335, p-374,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans04/03/13 at 05:47pierre_p77: That is a real nice portrait of his
knut_eriksson_ll_7c.jpg
Knut Eriksson (1167-1196)24 viewsAR Penning. Bracteat. Sigtuna mint. Ref. LL I:A:7c.1 commentsgoranix03/27/13 at 11:06pierre_p77: Nice ex!
1749kk.jpg
Sweden. Frederik I 1820 - 1751. Copper 2-Ore 1749 S.M.49 viewsSweden. Frederik I 1820 - 1751. Copper 2-Ore 1749 S.M. Crowned arms divides initials F.Y.-S.G., Swedish crowns on three sides / Crown above crossed arrows, value in left angle, mint in right angle, date below.

KM 292
1 commentsoneill621706/03/12 at 13:12pierre_p77: The letters on the obv. is F.I. - S.G.V.R. (=Frede...
0700-311.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, JOVIAN Double maiorina (AE1) RIC 228257 viewsAntioch mint, 3 rd officina
D N IOVIAN VS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovianus right
VICTORIA ROMANORVM, Jovianus standing, holding victory on a globe and labarum, ANT gamma at exergue
8.46 gr
Ref : RIC # 228, Cohen #22, RC #4085, LRBC #2645
4 commentsPotator II06/01/11 at 20:24pierre_p77: Late romans can be so nice!! Beatyfull coin!
022~1.JPG
x bot Roman Empire, Claudius303 viewsClaudius As. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left / LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S-C, Libertas standing facing, with pileus and extending left hand. RIC 97

Click and enlarge for better photo


ex BoT contender
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/28/11 at 22:05pierre_p77: Nice coin!! Beatyfull collor (and photo)
00augcist.jpg
AUGUSTUS55 viewsAR cistophoric tetradrachm. (12.07 gm). Ephesus mint, 25-20 BC. Bare head right. IMP CAESAR / Capricorn right, head left, holding cornucopiae ,AVGUSTVS below ; all within laurel wreath.
RIC I 480; Sutherland Group VI, 241a (O35/R45-same reverse die); RSC 16.Triton VII, Lot: 847. Sternberg XI (20-21 November 1981), lot 566
2 commentsbenito04/02/11 at 17:11pierre_p77: Beautiful coin!!
marti_conservatori.jpg
Constantine I AE Follis - MARTI CONSERVATORI, Trier98 viewsConstantine I AE Light Follis. 310-313 AD. Trier. IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right / MARTI CON-SERVATORI, Mars standing right, helmeted, in military dress, holding upright spear, point downwards and resting left hand on shield. T-F across fields. Mintmark PTR. RIC VI Trier 859. 4 commentsPhiloromaos03/31/11 at 19:00pierre_p77: Very nice!
002A.jpg
Augustus AE As 186 viewsDivus Augustus struck under Tiberius
RIC I 81 (Tiberius-old RIC), Cohen 228, Sear5 1789
10.73 gm, 28 mm
DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, rad. head left
S-C either side of large altar, PROVIDENT in ex.
9 commentsMark Z203/01/11 at 19:04pierre_p77: Very nice!
096.jpg
Valens AR Siliqua54 viewsRIC IX 27e.2 Trier, RSC 109b
2.06 g, 12 mm x 13 mm
D N VALEN-S P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
VRBS ROMA, Roma seated left, holding Victory on a globe & sceptre
TRPS in exergue
Scarce
2 commentsMark Z203/01/11 at 19:02pierre_p77: Cool one!
092A.jpg
Constantius Gallus Maiorina59 viewsRIC VIII 303 Siscia
4.85 g, 21 mm x 22 mm
DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head
CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Emperor, diademed and in military dress
standing facing, head l.; above him a star. In each hand he holds a standard with Chi-Rho on the banner. III in left field.
ASIS crescent in exergue
Scarce
3 commentsMark Z203/01/11 at 19:02pierre_p77: Indeed a very good portrait of Gallus!
BRVTVS.jpg
54 BC M. Junius Brutus AR Denarius.319 viewsLIBERTAS
bust of Libertas right

BRVTVS in ex
Consul L Junius Brutus, between two lictors, preceeded by accensus, all walking left, .

Rome, 54 BC.

3.61g

Syd 906, Cr433/1, Junia 31.

Ex-Incitatus
14 commentsJay GT403/01/11 at 18:40pierre_p77: Great coin!!!
RI_125aa_img.jpg
125 - Aurelian, denarius - RIC 07149 viewsObv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm.
Minted in Rome, (B _ //VSV). Allocated by Estiot to Emission 10 dating to end A.D. 274.
Reference: Paris-185, Gobl-135f2 (9 spec.), RIC-71, C-250 (Elberling, 6 Fr.).
Virtually fully silvered , a good strike, well centred and not showing much evidence of wear.
5 commentsmaridvnvm10/07/10 at 13:44pierre_p77: A very nice coin
0030-001-douze_cesars.jpg
12 CAESARS550 viewsAfter all, Jay GT4 saying he wanted to make a wallpaper of his 12 caesars after he had seen mine, it's due justice to say I show mine in my gallery after I have seen his...

Please, click to enlarge
Full description attribution and references of the coins are available in my different galleries
10 commentsPotator II10/06/10 at 18:35pierre_p77: a truely wonderful colection
Philippus_II~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip II, Antoninianus, Rome AD 246-7249 viewsM IVL PHILIPPUS CAES. Radiate bust r.
Rev PRINCIPI IVVENT. Philip II in military attire stg r. holding globe and spear in background soldier stands beside Philip.
RIC 217. Weight 3,97gr
4 commentsspikbjorn07/23/10 at 15:59pierre_p77: Very nice coin!
cn213.JPG
Constans221 viewsConstans AE 3
CONSTANS P F AVG, laureate & rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them, O on banner. Mintmark: A SIS star
Siscia
13 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/27/10 at 08:21pierre_p77: Oh that is a very nice coin, congrats!
Avrelianvs.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelian Antoninianus 31 viewsAurelian
AE Antoninianus. Siscia, AD 272-274.
obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed
rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter on right & facing left, presenting globe to Aurelian.

RIC 227 ,RSC 113. Sear5 11546v. ?!
4 commentsGeorge06/27/10 at 08:14pierre_p77: and RIC 227, nice coin!
Probus-Sol.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus AE Antoninianus. 276-282 AD20 viewsProbus AE Antoninianus. 276-282 AD

obv: PROBVS AVG, radiated, helmeted bust left, holding spear over right shoulder
rev: SOLI INVICTO, sol in quadriga galloping, right hand raised, left hand holding whip
ex: XXIIII
RIC 772
Scarce
1 commentsGeorge06/27/10 at 07:57pierre_p77: though rather worn I still like that bust
Constans_V.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans53 viewsConstans AE2 Trier,
347-348 AD.

obv: DN CONSTANS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left
rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier dragging young barbarian from hut.
TRS in ex.
RIC 224.
4 commentsGeorge06/23/10 at 07:32pierre_p77: Indeed, this is a fun type to collect. Nice ex Jor...
Gordianus_az_b.jpg
VIRTVS AVG42 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Rome mint
2 commentsTibsi06/22/10 at 20:24pierre_p77: Very nice
all1.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Jovian41 viewsJune 363 - 17 February 364 A.D.

obv : D N IOVIA-NVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
rev : VOT V MVLT X, in four lines within wreath,
ASIRM in exergue;
4 commentsGeorge06/22/10 at 20:16pierre_p77: Nice one!
Constans-bouth.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans37 views347-348 AD.

obv : D.N. CONSTANS P. F. AVG.
rev : FEL TEMP REPARATIO
BSIS in ex.
3 commentsGeorge06/22/10 at 20:13pierre_p77: Very nice coin of this type
severus_alexander_virtus.jpg
96 viewsSeverus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
Obverse: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG
Virtus, helmeted, right breast exposed, standing left, Victory in right hand, left hand resting on shield, spear against left arm
18mm x 20mm, 3.29g
RIC IV, Part II, 220 (C)
Note: purchased from Beast Coins October 2007. Zack indicated that It was one of the first ancient coins he ever owned and bought it from David Vagi at the Mid-America Coin Show in 2000 along with 14 other pieces
3 commentspaul188806/22/10 at 05:22pierre_p77: beautiful!
Maximianus.jpg
Maximianus London mint Follis67 viewsMaximianus I Herculius
Follis. Mint of Londinium, 306-308 AD (2nd reign).
Obv. D N MAXIMIANO P F S AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev. GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. PLN (1st officina) in ex.
Ref. London RIC VI 90, Cohen 142, Sear'88 #3646. Common (C2).

Ex Spink, York

2 commentsPhiloromaos06/21/10 at 08:04pierre_p77: Nice coin and portrait!
00308-probus21.jpg
Probus 46 viewsProbus Antoninians
21 mm 4.02 gm
O: PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right
R: AETERNITAS AVG
Sol standing facing, head turned left, raising right hand, holding globe in left
4 commentsKoffy06/17/10 at 09:53pierre_p77: Great Probus
00309-probus22.jpg
Probus 50 viewsProbus Antoninians
23 mm 4.01 gm
O: IMP C PROBVS INV AV
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: FELICITAS AVG N
Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia
2 commentsKoffy06/17/10 at 09:51pierre_p77: Nice coin!
augustus2.jpg
Augustus As67 viewsOBV: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
radiate head left
REV: S-C either side of large altar,
PROVIDENT in ex.
circa 31-37 AD
10.35g. 28.5mm
RIC 81 [tib], Cohen 228 [aug], BMC 146.
3 commentsmiffy02/26/10 at 11:52pierre_p77: Nice coin
Constantius_II.jpg
*SOLD*81 viewsConstantius II AE2

Attribution: RIC VIII 67, Nicomedia
Date: AD 348-351
Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped,
cuirassed bust l., holding globe
Reverse: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing l., holding labarum in r. hand,
resting l. hand on shield; two bound captives kneeling before him, SMNA in exergue
Size: 21 mm
Weight: 4.04 grams
6 commentsNoah01/30/10 at 21:09pierre_p77: I like this coin, it really is great! You do have ...
antpiusaurelius.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius with Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, A.D. 140107 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III, Bare head of Pius right / AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS, Bare headed and draped bust of Aurelius right.6 commentsOptimus10/19/09 at 20:59pierre_p77: Beautiful!
2190464.jpg
Magnentius Arles 47 viewsMagnentius. AD 350-353. Centenionalis (22mm, 4.59 g, 12h). Arelate (Arles) mint. Struck AD 350-351. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; A behind / Emperor on horseback right, spearing captive; broken spear and shield below horse, star to upper right; SAR. RIC 150; Bastien 240/3; LRBC 421. Near VF, brown patina, light highlights.

From the Jrg Mller Collection. Ex Elsen List 211 (August-September 2000), no. 269.

Ex-CNG

1 commentsecoli10/15/09 at 19:20pierre_p77: This is one cool coin!
SevSept5.jpg
Roman Septimius Severus Denarius24 viewsSeptimius Severus AR Denarius
Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Head, laureate, right
Rev: FVNDATOR PACIS, Septimius, veiled, standing left, holding branch and roll.

RIC 265
2 commentsTanit10/02/09 at 18:05pierre_p77: Nice!
Maximian_unlist.jpg
032 - Maximian (286-305 AD), Antoninianus - RIC 404, 407 (hybrid unlisted in RIC)44 viewsObv: IMP MAXIMIANUS AVG, radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding globe.
Rev: PAX AVGG, Minerva standing left, leaning on shield, holding olive branch and spear.
Minted in Lugdunum (C in exe, * in left field) 292-294 AD.

This coin is a hybrid between RIC 404 (as above but without the * and C(?)) and 407 (with * and C) and not listed in RIC. However Bastien lists this coin (vol 7, nr 488) with five examples cited. Not a very pretty coin but somehow interesting anyway as it turned out. Thanks to Jochen and maridvnvm of the FORUMs classical numismatics discussion board for the info.

[Sold]
2 commentspierre_p7709/30/09 at 11:41pierre_p77: Thank you! Info is corrected
constantiusII_antiochia_132~0.jpg
Constantius II RIC VII, Antiochia 132745 viewsConstantius II, AD 324-362, son of Constantin I
AE - AE3, 5.56g, 24mm, Antiochia 11.officina, AD 350-355
obv. DN CONSTAN - TINVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r., necklace
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman, which stretching arm against him
(so-called FH3 type)
field left: Gamma
exergue: ANAI
RIC VIII, Antiochia 132; LRBC 2625
nice EF, nearly uncirculated

The reverse clearly shows a Parthian identified by his headgear. This issue most probably celebrates Constantius' victory in the battle of Singara AD 344 against the Sassanides where the Romans succeeded in capturing the successor of the throne.
6 commentsJochen06/16/09 at 21:42pierre_p77: That coin is just outstanding! Beautiful!!
constantius_II.jpg
Constantius II 337-361 AD.36 viewsAE2, Constantius II, 348-50, Alexandria mint.
Obverse- DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Diademed bust left, holding globe.
Reverse- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two bound captives seated at his feet, ALEA in exergue.
21mm, 4.4 grams, RIC 55.
1 commentsb7006/16/09 at 21:36pierre_p77: Nice coin!
0644-310.jpg
Delmatius, AE 3122 viewsSiscia mint, 2nd officina, c. AD335-337
FL DELMATIVS NOB C, laureate and draped bust right
GLOR IAEXERC ITVS, Standard between two soldiers, BSIS at exergue
1.41 gr, 18mm
Ref : RIC VI, Siscia # 266, LRBC # 758, Cohen # 4
4 commentsPotator II06/14/09 at 21:03pierre_p77: Indeed, nice portrait
maximian_582_var.jpg
Maximianus coded - A with HP - RIC V, 582 var.68 viewsMaximianus Herculeus 286 - 310
AE - Antoninianus (pre-reform), 4.37g, 23.2mm
Siscia 1. officina, 290
obv. IMP CMA VAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
bare bust, radiate head r.
rev. CONSERVATOR AVGG
Emperor, holding sceptre, and Hercules, shouldering club and lion's skin, standing
face to face, sacrificing at altar
l. field: A
exergue: dot XXI dot HP dot
RIC V/2, Siscia 582 var., unrecorded; not in Cohen
R; good VF, rest of silvering, thick flan
added to www.wildwinds.com

RIC 582 has obv. legend only P AVG, and bust type 'cuirassed' not 'bare'!

HP, 1st group of HP - KOY - LI
= Gen. of Herculius, name of Maximianus, so-called coded coins
look at http://forumancientcoins.com/forvm/Collectors_Resources
2 commentsJochen06/06/09 at 13:19pierre_p77: Very nice!!
0030-210.jpg
Bull on an Augustus Denarius370 viewsDenarius struck in Lyon c.12 BC
AUGUSTUS DIVI F, Bare head of Augustus right
IMP X, Bull butting right
3.77 gr
Ref : RCV #1610, Cohen #137
6 commentsPotator II05/30/09 at 09:33pierre_p77: Outstanding
constans_heraclea_64.jpg
Constans, RIC VIII, Heraclea 6431 viewsConstans, AD 337-350, son of Constantine I
AE 2 (centenionalis), 4.29g, 22.50mm
Heraclea, 2nd group, 1st series, AD 348-351
obv. DN CONSTA - NS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, l., globe in r. hand
rev. FEL TEMP REPA - RATIO
Soldier in military dress, holding reversed spear in l. hand, leading with r. hand young barbarian out off
a hut, stg. l. under a bended tree with leaves; the barbarian, nude(?) with thick curly hair, holds in his l.
hand an unknown object (rod? idol?)
in ex. SMH
ref. RIC VIII, Heraclea 64
R!, about VF

For more information about this type look at the website of moonmoth!
1 commentsJochen05/16/09 at 22:02pierre_p77: Nice coin!
Probus3.jpg
Probus antoninianus56 viewsPROVIDEN DEOR2 commentsTibsi01/24/09 at 19:51pierre_p77: wonderful
RI_132jc_img.jpg
132 - Probus - RIC 811 - Bust Type F (Siscia) (_ | P / XXI)25 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.
Mint Siscia (_ | P / XXI) Emission 7 Officina 1. A.D. 280
Reference: RIC 811 Bust type F. Alfldi type 96, n 85
1 commentsMartin Griffiths12/13/08 at 13:24pierre_p77: beutifull
TRAJ1.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan Sestercius208 viewsMint:Roma
98/99 AD
Dimensions:32mm/23.8grms.
Obverse: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM
Reverse: TRP COS II- SC
Rf :Miss into the reference book ( "OT"Letters are missing on reverse )
Conservation:TB+
2 commentsmoneta romana08/11/08 at 15:19pierre_p77: Nice
NeroVictory.jpg
As Nero511 viewscopper As
NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP
SC
Victory alighting left wings spread holding shield inscribed SPQR

Rome mint 65 AD

11.16g

Sear 1976 shows head facing right, this example is head facing left.
RIC 1 352
VF
ex-ANE
11 commentsTitus Pullo08/01/08 at 02:00pierre_p77: Very nice!
domitian_65var.jpg
Domitian RIC II, 65 var.143 viewsDomitian AD 81-96
AR - denar, 3.45g, 19.78mm
obv. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG - GERM PM TRP IIII (with line above)
head laureate r.
Medusa head with wings, snakes, aegis on shoulder of portrait
rev. IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P
Minerva, draped, standing l. with spear
(Minerva type 4)
RIC II, 65 var; BMC 80; Paris 83; RSC 180a
Scarce; EF, exquisite obverse and very elegant reverse
added to www.wildwinds.com

RIC and Cohen have POTES in rev. legend!
One of my nicest coins.
6 commentsJochen08/01/08 at 01:54pierre_p77: Beautiful!!
Nero.jpg
002 - Nero (54-68 AD), as - RIC 54369 viewsObv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P, laureate head left.
Rev: S - C, Victory flying left holding shield inscribed S P Q R.
Minted in Lugdunum c. 66 AD.

The shield held by Victory is the golden shield that was dedicated to Augustus by the Senate and Roman People (S. P. Q. R.) in recognition of his classic, cardinal virtues. By placing the shield and Victory on his coin, Nero was claiming these same virtues were part of his regime. (From: Forum Ancient Coins catalog nr 28743, after Roman History from Coins by Michael Grant).
3 commentspierre_p7708/01/08 at 01:51pierre_p77: Thank you, LEFT it is!
0740-210np_noir.jpg
Valentinianus II, Siliqua142 viewsLyon mint,
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
VRBS ROMA, Roma seated left, holding victory and sceptre, LVGPS at exergue
1.88 gr
Ref : Roman coins # 4158, Cohen# 76
3 commentsPotator II07/31/08 at 01:28pierre_p77: Nice coin! (and fantastic pictures you got)
0070-210np_noir.jpg
Nero, Denarius 360 viewsRome mint, AD 64/65
NERO CAESAR, laureate head of Nero right
AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS, Nero standing facing, holding branch and victory on globe
3,32 gr
Ref : RCV #1941, Cohen #45, RIC # 47
The following comment, from NFA, auction XX catalog, # 118 :
Nero's coinage reform of A.D. 64 saw a reduction in the weight standard of both the aureus and denarius denominations. A whole new range of reverse types was introduced with an unmistakably imperial flavor, in marked contrast to the senatorial types of the pre-reform coinage. This coin depicts a standing figure of the emperor, wearing the radiate crown of the sun god Sol, holding a branch of peace and a small figure of Victory. An allusion to the settlement of the Parthian question, following Corbulo's successes in Armenia in A.D. 63, seems unmistakable. It is tempting to identify this reverse type with the statue of the sun god, with the facial features of the emperor, erected by Nero in front of his Domus Aurea (Golden House), which was one of the principal features of the reconstruction following the Great Fire of Rome in A.D. 64. The Flavian Amphitheatre (Colosseum) was later erected on the site of the Domus Aurea's ornamental lake, and received its popular name from its close proximity to Nero's statue
7 commentsPotator II07/28/08 at 19:19pierre_p77: Oops...beautyful coin!!
0790-310np_noir.jpg
Arcadius, AE 2 - *174 viewsAE 2 struck in Alexandria, 3rd officina
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed bust of Arcadius right
VIRTS EXERCITI (sic !), Arcadius, standing right, a captive at right foot, holding globe and standard. ALE gamma at exergue
6.28 gr
Ref : RIC # 18, RC #4230, LRBC #2896 var
2 commentsPotator II07/28/08 at 19:11pierre_p77: Yes, very nice!
Probus~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus Antoninianus606 viewsProbus Antoninianus

Attribution: RIC V 651, Siscia
Date: AD 276
Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS
AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust r.
Reverse: CONCORD MILIT,
emperor stg. r. clasping hand of
Concordia, P between, XXI in
exergue
Size: 21.5 mm
Weight: 3.57 grams
5 commentsNoah07/28/08 at 08:28pierre_p77: Nice coin
Gallienusant.jpg
009 - Gallienus (253-268 AD), Antoninianus - RIC 610F 73 viewsObv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVS AVG. Apollo standing left, holding branch and leaning on tripod.
Minted in Antioch (PXV in exe), 267 AD.
4 commentspierre_p7707/25/08 at 19:51pierre_p77: Well Im rather fond of it myself
   
50 files on 1 page(s)