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Lucius Verus Sestertius47 viewsL VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Laureate head of Lucius Verus right

Victory standing right holding palm in right hand and shield inscribed VIC PAR

Rome 166 AD


Sear 5384 RIC 1456


Sold Forum Auction June 2019
3 commentsJay GT402/22/19 at 15:09Tanit: great coin
Roman Hadrian Denarius48 viewsHadrian Denarius. Late 117 AD. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, draped far shoulder / P M TR P COS II / PIE-TAS, Pietas, veiled, standing left raising right hand.

RIC 45
5 commentsTanit11/03/13 at 11:40Tanit: Thank you helvetica
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Julian II AE436 viewsAE4
Rev: SPES REIPVBLICAE; Emperorstg. l., holding globe and spear
2 commentsTanit09/20/10 at 09:12Tanit: Thank you andrei
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Punic 3 shekels58 views3 shekels - Utica. Circa 1st Century BC. Ĉ 28mm (16.75 gm). Jugate busts of the Dioskouri right. Above, two stars / Two horses standing right; Punic '>TG' above.

Mazard 341; SNG 428.
2 commentsTanit01/16/10 at 11:53Tanit: Thank you Ginolerhino. You are right.
Roman Severina Antoninianus30 viewsSeverina Antoninianus.
Obv: SEVERINA AVG, Diademed bust right, draped & on a crescent
Rev: CONCORDIAE MILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding two ensigns, QXXT in ex.

2 commentsTanit12/06/08 at 18:41Tanit: Thanks Martin
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Volusian Sestertius212 viewsAE Sestertius
Rev: FELECITAS PVBLICA; Felecitas stg. l., leaning on column

Cohen 35
2 commentsTanit10/24/08 at 17:56Tanit: Thank you Arminius
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096-098 AD - NERVA AE sestertius - struck 97 AD99 viewsobv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PMTRP COS III PP (laureate head right)
rev: FORTVNA AVGVST (Fortuna standing left, holding rudder & cornucopia), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 83, C.67 (5frcs)
23.16gms, 33mm
2 commentsberserker07/30/08 at 12:39Tanit: With COS II , it is: RIC 60 Cohen 60
Diocletian RIC VI, Siscia 36488 viewsDiocletian 284 - 305
AR - Argenteus, 2.84g, 19mm
Siscia ca. 294/5
laureate head r.
The 4 emperors Diocletian, Constantius, Maximianus and Galerius
sacrificing over tripod before archway in six-turreted enclosure
RIC VI, Siscia 36; cf. C.488
R5 (before finding of the Sisak hoard!); EF uncirculated, from Sisak hoard(1953)
Referred clearly to Galerius' Danubian activities 293/6, struck for use by
military recipients above all (RIC)
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From RIC: The reverse type exemplifies the times of Diocletian with symbolic accuracy, for the Empire was in many parts reduced to walled cities and fortresses, and it was ruled by 4 men who recognized that in those desperate times their strength was derived from their conformity!

11 commentsJochen12/26/07 at 17:44Tanit: Great coin!
Hadrian Denarius42 viewsHadrian, AR denarius (3.09g) IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG Laureate heroic bust right, drapery on far shoulder. / P M TR P COS II Concordia seated left, holding patera, and resting on statue of Spes, CONCORD in exergue.

RSC 328a. RIC 39b

2 commentsTanit12/25/07 at 16:00Tanit: Thank you Ardatirion
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Marcius Libo, AR Denarius, 148 B.C.818 views22 commentsRomaVictor12/01/07 at 19:17Tanit: splendid
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MESOPOTAMIA Nisibis Philip II41 viewsMESOPOTAMIA, Nisibis. Philip II. AD 247-249. Ĉ 25mm (11.45 g, 12h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust left / IOVC CEP KOLW NECIBI MHT, statue of Tyche seated facing; above, ram leaping right; below, river-god swimming right; all within tetrastyle temple with arched central bay.
BMC 21; SNG Copenhagen 240.
3 commentsTanit05/23/07 at 11:44Tanit: Indeed, you are right
Crusaders58 viewsAu bezant, imitating Fatimid dinar of al-Amir
Struck in Acre (?), c.1187-1250
Metcalf 136-139
3.86 gm, 22 mm
1 commentsManzikert01/01/07 at 08:26Tanit: Very nice coin
ROMAN EMPIRE, Agrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)1783 viewsAgrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)
Daughter of Julia and Marcus Agrippa, wife of Germanicus and mother of Emperor Caligula. The most beautiful woman of all Caesars in the most incredible condition. The finest known specimen orriginally from the Morreti Collection.
Obv. Posthumous portrait ordered by Caligula to commemorate his mother who had tragically died in exile. Rev.The carpentum drawn by two mules, the vehicle reserved for the use of the women of the imperial family in the city.
Cohen 1 ; RIC 42
25 commentsPetitioncrown11/27/06 at 00:15Tanit: Very nice, thanks for sharing
Artukids of Mardin, Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan bin Il-Ghazi, AE-Dirhem, 580-597 AH / 1184-1201 AD92 viewsHusam al-Din Yuluq Arslan bin Il-Ghazi "Hüsameddin Yoluk Arslan bin İlgazi" 580-597 AH, AE-Dirhem / AE 31, 13,01 g., 580-597 AH / 1184-1201 AD
Obv.: ﺮﻜﺑ ﺭﺎﻳﺩ ﻚﻠﻣ ﻦﻳﺪﻟ ﻡﺎﺴﺣ "Hüsameddin Melik-i Diyarbekir" , Large Roman-style head left, small Byzantine bust facing.
Rev.: ﻦﻳﺪﻟ ﺡﻼﺻ ﺮﺻﺎﻨﻟﺍ ﻚﻠﻤﻟﺍ ﺏﻮﻳﺍ ﻦﺑ ﻒﺳﻮﻳ ﻦﻴﻨﻣﺆﻤﻟﺍﺮﻴﻣﺍ ﻪﻟﻭﺩﻰﺤﻣ , "El Melik el-Nasır Salaheddin Muhiyyüd' Devle emir'ül müminin Yusuf bin Eyub"
Spengler/Sayles 34 ; UE-1457 .

On December 19, 1189 AD the Artuqid region witnessed an occulation of jupiter as it passed behind the sun. So some think the large Roman-style head left allegorises the Sun and the small Byzantine bust facing allegorises Jupiter.
Maybe these are simple allusions to still well known coin types of Claudius/Nero and Heraclius to ease the money exchange with the Byzantine empire.

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2 commentsArminius08/18/06 at 17:11Tanit: Great coin! Intersting reverse.
Thessaly, Rhodian Mercenaries174 viewsThessaly, Rhodian Mercenaries. Circa 172-168 BC. AR Drachm (2.67 gm, 17 mm).
Obverse- Facing head of Helios.
Reverse- Rose, I-W on either side of stem; magistrate ERMIAS.
Price, "Larissa Hoard," pg. 241; SNG Helsinki 795.
6 commentsb7007/12/06 at 07:04Tanit: Splendid
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