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Greece, Epirus, Kassope Street in Kassope and view to the south0 viewsGreece, Epirus, Kassope Street in Kassope and view to the south

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9 May 2016 Rjdeadly

Kassope or Cassope was an ancient Greek city in Epirus. Kassope occupies a magnificent and remote site on a high platform overlooking the sea, the Ambracian Gulf and the fertile lands to the south, and with the slopes of the Zalongo mountain to the north. It is considered one of the best remaining examples of a city built on a rectilinear street grid of a Hippodamian plan in Greece. The first settlements on the site are from the Paleolithic. However the city of Kassope was founded in the middle of the 4th century B.C. as the capital of the Kassopaeans, a sub-tribe of the Thesprotians. It belonged to the Aetolian League. Cassope or Cassopia is mentioned in the war carried on by Cassander against Alcetas II of Epirus, in 312 B.C. The city flourished in the 3rd century BC, when large public buildings were built. Kassope also minted its own coins. It was destroyed by Roman forces in 168-167 B.C. Kassope was abandoned in 31 B.C. when the remaining inhabitants resettled to Nikopolis the region’s new capital. The visible remains include the Cyclopean walls, an agora, a theater, the prytaneion.
Joe SermariniFeb 17, 2019
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2 viewsCANADA, Tokens. Bas (Lower) Canada. Montreal.
CU Sou Token
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Struck 1837-1838.
AGRICULTURE & COMMERCE/ * BAS CANADA *, bouquet
UN/ SOU within wreath; TOKEN above, MONTREAL below
Charlton LC-24A1; Breton 679
ArdatirionFeb 16, 2019
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1 viewsCANADA, Tokens. Bas (Lower) Canada. Montreal.
CU Sou Token
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Struck 1837-1838
AGRICULTURE & COMMERCE/ * BAS CANADA *, bouquet
UN/ SOU within wreath; TOKEN above, MONTREAL below
Charlton LC-29E1; Breton 697
ArdatirionFeb 16, 2019
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107 - Gallienus - RIC 1601 viewsObv:- GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
Rev:- AETERNITAS AVG, Sol, radiate, standing left with with raised hand and holding globe
Minted in Rome (Γ to left)
References:- RIC 160 (Sole rule). RSC 38

3.80 gms, 21.64mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 16, 2019
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1 viewsCANADA, Tokens. Bas (Lower) Canada. Montreal.
CU Sou Token
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Struck 1837-1838
AGRICULTURE & COMMERCE/ * BAS CANADA *, bouquet
UN/ SOU within wreath; TOKEN above, MONTREAL below
Charlton LC-33A1; Breton 704
ArdatirionFeb 16, 2019
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107 - Gallienus Antoninianus - RIC 6561 views
Obv:– GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust rightRev:– SAECVLARHS AVG, stag standing right; palm in exergue
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 265.
Reference:– Göbl 1626d. RIC 656

3.10 gms, 20.93mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 16, 2019
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Punic occupation half shekel12 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

Extremely 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.
2 commentsJay GT4Feb 16, 2019
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14 Constantius II4 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind/FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field, TS Delta in ex
Thessalonica 129 scarce.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Feb 16, 2019
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2 viewsCANADA, Nova Scotia. William IV King of Great Britain, 1830-1837
CU Halfpenny Token
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1832, but struck circa 1835
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
ONE PENNY TOKEN, thistle with two leaves; 1832 below
Charlton NS-3A2; Corteau 278; Breton 871

“Old residents state that these counterfeits were brought, in large quantities to St. John, N.B., and from thence distributed through fishing vessels to Nova Scotian out ports. And informant tells of having seen a fisherman from Yarmouth paid for his catch in this coin.” R.W. McLachlan (Annals of the Nova Scotian Coinage, p. 37)
1 commentsArdatirionFeb 16, 2019
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107 - Gallienus - RIC 0493 viewsObv:– GALLIENVS P F AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VICT GERMANICA, Victory walking right on globe, raising wreath in right hand, trophy over left shoulder, two captives below
Minted in Koln.
Reference(s) – Göbl 874l. RIC 49. RSC 1063

3.24 gms, 23.17mm. 180 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 16, 2019
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1 viewsLIBERIA, American Colonization Society. 1820-1847.
CU Cent. Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1833.
LIBERIA. Nude man standing before shore, cutting at tree to left; brush to right; in distance, ship under sail right; 1833 in exergue
AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY/ ONE CENT. FOUNDED/ A.D./ 1816
Snyder dies 2/B; Colver & Harley 2; KM Tn 1

Ex Westfälische Auktionsgesellschaft Online Auction 91 (4 November 2018), lot 259
ArdatirionFeb 16, 2019
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2 viewsLIBERIA, American Colonization Society. 1820-1847.
CU Cent. Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1833.
LIBERIA, nude man standing before shore, cutting at tree to left; brush to right; in distance, ship under sail right; 1833 in exergue
AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY/ ONE CENT. FOUNDED/ A.D./ 1816
Snyder dies 1/E; Colver & Harley 5; KM Tn 2

The first regular strike in the sequence.
1 commentsArdatirionFeb 16, 2019
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1 viewsLIBERIA, American Colonization Society. 1820-1847
CU Cent
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1833
LIBERIA, Nude man standing before shore, cutting at tree to left; brush to right; in distance, ship under sail right; 1833 in exergue
AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY/ ONE CENT. FOUNDED/ A.D./ 1816
Snyder dies 4/D; Colver & Harley 4; KM Tn1

The final regular strike in the sequence.
ArdatirionFeb 16, 2019
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2 viewsIMP VICTORINVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
PYLFeb 16, 2019
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1 viewsEGYPT, Sais(?)
PB Tessera (19mm, 2.52 g)
Head of Zeus-Ammon right
Helmeted head of Athena right, holding spear
Milne 5386-9; Dattari (Savio) –; Köln –
ArdatirionFeb 16, 2019
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132 - Probus - RIC 123 - Bust Type C (Lugdunum) (B in right field)1 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
Rev:– SALVS AVG, Salus standing left, feeding serpent rising from altar, holding patera and sceptre
Minted in Lugdunum (B in right field) Emission 9, Officina 2. January to August A.D. 282
Reference:– Cohen 567. Bastien 392. RIC 123 Bust type C.

5.34 gms, 24.45mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 16, 2019
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV1 viewsobverse Aretas' Aramaic monogram (het) within wreath.
reverse eagle standing right, wings closed, Aramaic monogram (heth) left
References: Meshorer Nabataean 91, SNG ANS 1434.
11mm, 1.1 grams
CanaanFeb 16, 2019
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098 - Herennius Etruscus, Antoninianus - RIC 0142 viewsObv:– Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, Radiate draped bust right
Rev:– PIETAS AVGVSTORVM, Whip, ladle, jug, patera and lituus
Minted in Rome. Jan-Dec A.D. 250
Reference:– RIC 143. RSC 14

2.99 gms, 21.67mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 16, 2019
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Ionia, Kolophon, SNG von Aulock 18100 viewsKolophon, 530-500 BC
AR - Tetartemorion (1/4 obolos), 0.12g, 5.27mm
obv. Head of Apollo l. (archaic style)
rev. quadripartite incus
ref. SNG von Aulock 1810; SNG Kayhan 343; SNG Tübingen 2746
VF
JochenFeb 16, 2019
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091 - Otacilia Severa Antoninianus - RIC 1302 viewsObv:– OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent
Rev:- PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Pietas standing left, raising right hand and holding box of perfume
Minted in Rome. A.D. 248-249
Reference(s) – RIC 130

4.54 gms, 23.56mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 16, 2019
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096 - Trajan Decius - RIC 0263 viewsObv:– IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PANNONIAE, The two Pannoniae facing each other, holding a standard between them
Minted in Rome. A.D. 249 - 25
Reference(s) – RIC 26. RSC 81

3.41 gms, 21.54mm x 180mm.
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 16, 2019
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096 - Trajan Decius - RIC 017b1 viewsObv:– IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI Genius standing front, head to left, holding patera over lighted altar in his right hand and cornucopiae with his left; in left field, standard
Minted in Rome. A.D. 249 - 251
Reference(s) – RIC 17b. RSC 56

4.01 gms, 22.51mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 16, 2019
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Philip I the Arab, antoninianus, 2483 viewsIMP PHILIPPVS AVG
SAECVLARES AVGG
2 commentsWesly VFeb 16, 2019
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Diocletian Follis3 viewsAE Follis.
Obv. DN DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG ; laur. bust r., wearing mantle, and holding branch and mappa ;
Rev.: PROVIDNTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG ; Quies and Providentia stg. facing each other.

(issued after the abdication)
2 commentsTanitFeb 16, 2019
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Caracalla, cf. Mionnet suppl. V, 6012 viewsCaracalla, AD 197-218
AE 15, 2.09g, 15.47mm, 0°
obv. ANTWNINOC AVGOVC (NINO between rays of crown)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. CEOVHREIA - NIKAIEWN (HR ligate)
Prize basket with palm branch
ref. cf. Mionnet Suppl. V, 601 (for Severus); not in Mionnet, Rec. Gen., Weiser, SNG von Aulock, SNG Copenhagen, BMC, Imhoof, Jürgling
very rare, about SS, nice green patina

The Severeia were games in honour of Severus and his sons, frequently testified by incscriptions and coins in the entire eastern half of the empire, especially in Athens and Asia minor, but in Mauretania too, often together with other deities (Pauly)
2 commentsJochenFeb 16, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 106-107 A.D3 viewsAE 20.96mm (Thickness 2.48mm), weight 7.14g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte-Europa right with laureate head of Trajan.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, Phoenician letter beth (B) beneath bulls head, Aradian era date 365 (ΣΞT) above, ΑΡΑΔΙWΝ (Arados) below.
2 commentsAradosFeb 16, 2019
11_07__Kálmán_,_(1095-1116_A_D_),_AR-Den_,_11_07_-b1_06_-35_,_H-037,_CNH_I_-045,_U-028,_Q-001,_7h,_12,5-12,9mm,_0,65g-s.jpg
11.07. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.07./b1.06./35., H-037, CNH I.-045, U-028, #019 views11.07. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.07./b1.06./35., H-037, CNH I.-045, U-028, #01
avers: COLVMBANVS REX, Cross, the border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-12,9 mm, weight: 0,65g, axis: 7h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-037, CNH I.-045, Unger-028,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.07./b1.06./35.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 16, 2019
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11.07. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.07./h1.01./67., H-037, CNH I.-045, U-028, #0110 views11.07. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.07./h1.01./67., H-037, CNH I.-045, U-028, #01
avers: COLVMBANVS REX, Cross, the border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,8 mm, weight: 0,54g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-037, CNH I.-045, Unger-028,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.07./h1.01./67.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 16, 2019
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130 - Tacitus - RIC 89.1 viewsObv:– IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– LAEITITIA FVND, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor.
Minted in Rome (//XXIB). Issue 3, Officina 2. January – June A.D. 276
Reference(s) – LV 59-81 (22 examples). RIC 89. RIC MIR temp 3485 (76 examples cited)

Weight 4.20g. 22.88mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 16, 2019
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130 - Tacitus - RIC -.1 viewsObv:– IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– CLEMENTIA TEMP, Mars standing facing, turned right, spear (tip up) in left hand, presenting globe in right hand to emperor standing facing, turned left, scepter in hand.
Minted in Cyzicus (//S). Issue 3, Officina 2. January – June A.D. 276
Reference(s) – Cohen -. LV 2414-2416 (3 examples). RIC -. RIC MIR temp 4028 (13 examples cited)

Weight 4.02g. 23.03mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmFeb 16, 2019
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Otacilia Severa Sestertius1 viewsOtacilia Sestertius
MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia right, / CONCORDIA AVGG SC, Concordia seated l. holding patera and double cornucopiae

RIC 119a, RSC 8
TanitFeb 16, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 175-174 B.C2 viewsAE 23.04mm (Thickness 2.31mm), weight 6.46g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, braided ponytail, palm frond behind.

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley holding wreath in right hand and trident in left, Athena figurehead (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος), Phoenician letters ayin (`) and taw (T) in field, Aradian era date 85 below (Overstrike).
1 commentsAradosFeb 16, 2019
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062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC ???, AE-21, NI K AI E/ΩN, #18 views062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC ???, AE-21, NI K AI E/ΩN, #1
avers: M AVP CEVH AΛEΞANΔROC AVΓ (VΓ ligate), Laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
reverse: NI K AI E/ΩN, Between and beneath three standards.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 5,38g, axis: 0h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: A.D., ref: BMC ???,
Q-001
quadransFeb 16, 2019
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Bithynia, Nikaia, 062 Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), BMC ???, AE-21, NI K AI E/ΩN, #19 viewsBithynia, Nikaia, 062 Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), BMC ???, AE-21, NI K AI E/ΩN, #1
avers: M AVP CEVH AΛEΞANΔROC AVΓ (VΓ ligate), Laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
reverse: NI K AI E/ΩN, Between and beneath three standards.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 5,38g, axis: 0h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: A.D., ref: BMC ???,
Q-001
quadransFeb 16, 2019
067_Maximus_(235-238_A_D_),_AE-19,_Nikaia_in_Bithynia,__#915;_IOV_OVH_MAXIMOC_K,__#925;__#921;_#922;__#913;_#921;__#917;__#937;N,_Howgego_65,_Q-001,_1h,_18,5mm,_3,67g-s.jpg
067p Maximus (235-238 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, Howgego 65, AE-19, Ν ΙΚ ΑΙ Ε /ΩN, Between and beneath three standards,8 views067p Maximus (235-238 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, Howgego 65, AE-19, Ν ΙΚ ΑΙ Ε /ΩN, Between and beneath three standards,
avers: Γ IOV OVH MAXIMOC K, Bare, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Ν ΙΚ ΑΙ Ε /ΩN, Between and beneath three standards.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,67g, axis: 1h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: 235-38 AD., ref: Howgego 65, BMC Bithynia Not in!
Q-001
quadransFeb 16, 2019
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Bithynia, Nikaia, 067 Maximus (235-238 A.D.), Howgego 65, AE-19, Ν ΙΚ ΑΙ Ε /ΩN, Between and beneath three standards,9 viewsBithynia, Nikaia, 067 Maximus (235-238 A.D.), Howgego 65, AE-19, Ν ΙΚ ΑΙ Ε /ΩN, Between and beneath three standards,
avers: Γ IOV OVH MAXIMOC K, Bare, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Ν ΙΚ ΑΙ Ε /ΩN, Between and beneath three standards.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,67g, axis: 1h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: 235-38 AD., ref: Howgego 65, BMC Bithynia Not in !
Q-001
quadransFeb 16, 2019
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(0177) COMMODUS1 views177-192 AD
AE 18 mm, 3.3 g
O: [ ] C KOMODO Laureate head r.
R: [ ] PROC ICTRON Homonoia in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos(?), standing left with cornucopia and holding patera over burning altar
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum; Varbanov (engl.) 2166c, Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.36.1, not in AMNGb
(RPC lists this as 10522, incorrectly identifying rev. as Tyche holding rudder and cornucopia)
laneyFeb 15, 2019
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0094b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left,24 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0094b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left,
avers: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
reverse: P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left, holding the branch in right hand, scepter in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,34g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 119-122 A.D., ref: RIC II 94b, Strack 117,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransFeb 15, 2019
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033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0410, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VESTA, Vesta seated left, #126 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0410, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VESTA, Vesta seated left, #1
Wife of Hadrian.
avers: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, Her bust diademed and draped right, hair in a plait behind.
reverse: VESTA, Vesta seated left, holding Palladium and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 3,15g, axes: 6h,
mint: Roma, date: 128-136 A.D., ref: RIC II 410, RSC 81, BMCRE 915,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransFeb 15, 2019
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Aurelian Antoninianus - Finest known of type3 viewsAurelian, 270-275, Antoninianus
Siscia mint, struck c. November 270.
Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right.
Rev. GENIVS ILLVR / T (outer, lower-right field), Genius standing, head to left, holding patera and cornucopiae, standard to right.
As RIC 223; BNC 715; RIC V online 2020 (5 recorded therein).
Same dies as the Paris and Vienna specimens, this being the best preserved of the three.
OldMoneyFeb 15, 2019
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Domitian Denarius - Rev: Dolphin on Tripod27 viewsDomitian, 81-96, Silver Denarius
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right,
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P, Dolphin above tripod with fillets.
RIC II˛ 38 (R3) - this coin!
Previously unpublished.
Unique, this coin specifically recorded in RIC II˛.
3 commentsOldMoneyFeb 15, 2019
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Vespasian Denarius Rev: Vespasian seated10 viewsVespasian 69-79 Silver Denarius
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN, laureate head right,
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Vespasian seated right on curule chair, holding scepter and olive-branch, feet on footstool.
RIC II˛ 545 (C).
Not in RIC II, though similar to 65 (there noted as CENS instead of CEN).
This particular coin was initially recorded as an 'unpublished' variety and one of only two known to Ted Buttrey (the other being a BM acquisition from 1977). A small number of others have since come to light. Still a relatively scarce coin in comparison.
2 commentsOldMoneyFeb 15, 2019
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Hadrian Dupondius or As2 viewsHadrian Dupondius or As
26 mm ; 11.9 g.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P ; Bare headed bust of Hadrian, right, draped.
Rev.: BRITTANNIA / SC; Britannia, draped, seated on rocks, facing, body to left, propping head on right hand and holding transverse spear in left, right foot resting on rock: against left side, large shield.

RE3 1723A, p.508
Strack (Hadrian) 713
RIC2 846var, p.447 (var = reverse legend spelling)

Only four specimens of this coin are known.
TanitFeb 15, 2019
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Domitian Denarius - Rev: Minerva holding Victory14 viewsDomitian, 81-96, Silver Denarius.
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, laureate head right,
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva standing left holding Victory and spear, shield behind.
RIC II˛ 63 (R2).
At one stage this coin was the only one known, according to Ted Buttrey prior to the publication of RIC II˛, until another was recorded in Bucharest, and another sold in a Künker auction in 2005.
3 commentsOldMoneyFeb 15, 2019
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Titus Denarius - Specifically Noted in RIC II˛3 viewsTitus as Caesar, Silver Denarius, Rome, Late 73 AD.
Obv: T CAES IMP - VESP CENS, laureate head right,
Rev: SALVS - AVG, Salus seated left holding patera in right hand and resting left elbow on throne.
RIC II˛ 518 (R2) - this coin noted.
1 commentsOldMoneyFeb 15, 2019
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RIC 338 Domitian denarius20 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 GT4Feb 15, 2019
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Otacilia Severa, antoninianus, 2485 viewswife of Philip I the Arab
OTACIL SEVERA AVG
SAECVLARES AVGG
2 commentsWesly VFeb 15, 2019
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Philip I the Arab, antoninianus, 2495 viewsIMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
AETERNITAS AVG
1 commentsWesly VFeb 15, 2019
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Carthago Augustus AE As 3 viewsCarthago Augustus AE As
8-10 BC - 25 mm
IMPCDFA PM PP ; head of Augustus right / CICPISPDVSPIIVIR - ppdd in field

RPC 746
TanitFeb 15, 2019
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Carthage Silver Shekel5 viewsPunic Carthage Silver Shekel
7.1 gr.
Wreathed head of Tanit left / Horse standing right, head reverted;

SNG 187
1 commentsTanitFeb 15, 2019
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Trebonianus Gallus, Moesia2 viewsTrebonianus Gallus
AE 25 of Viminacium

IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AV
laureate draped bust right

P M S COL VIM
Moesia standing facing between lion and bull,

AN XIII (year AD 251/252) in ex.

SGI 4307, AMNG 165.
Robin AyersFeb 15, 2019
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Herennia Etruscilla, Juno3 viewsHerennia Etruscilla
AR Antoninianus

HER ETRVSCILLA AVG,
diademed draped bust right on crescent

IVNO REGINA,
Juno standing left holding patera and sceptre, peacock her foot

RIC 57, RSC 14.
Robin AyersFeb 15, 2019
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886-912 AD, Leo VI2 viewsLeo VI,
AE Follis;9.61g; 26-27mm
Constantinople

LEON bASILEVS ROM,
crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia

LEON EN QEO BA SILEVS R OMEON
legend in four lines

SB 1729, DOC 8
Robin AyersFeb 15, 2019
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Alexius III2 viewsI love the patina on this coin, its one of my favorites.1 commentsSimonFeb 15, 2019
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LONDON mint - pointed helmet type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer GODRIC ( = Gōdrīc)1 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX A
Reverse: ✠ GODRIC ON LVNDE:
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 1,03 gram

Provenance:
•Privately purchased from Ingemar Wallin Mynthandel (Sweden), July 2018
•Ex Classical Numismatic Group Auction 87, lot 2079, 18 May 2011
•Ex T.J.H. collection
1 commentsRomaVictorFeb 14, 2019
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S.2365 Henry VIII5 viewsTestoon of Henry VIII (1509-1547)
Mint: Tower
O: hEnRIC 8 D G AGL FRA Z HIB REX
R: POSVI DEVM ADIVTORIVM MEVM

An iconic portrait of the famous king, in his old age with an imposing if not-so-flattering portrait. Testoons were struck in great numbers but did not circulate greatly and were redeemed quickly, so survival is small. The first issue of testoons was in reasonably good silver but became quite debased, and sometimes the surface silver would wear away unevenly on the kng's face, leading to one of Henry's nicknames- "Old Coppernose"

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross
1 commentsNapFeb 14, 2019
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Teutonic order - Wynrich von Kniprode (1351 - 1382) AR Schilling 3 views1 commentsMika VFeb 14, 2019
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S.808F Anglo-Saxon sceat6 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: East Anglia
Series Q I F
S.808F
Type 71
Abramson 63-80
O: Figure facing holding two crosses
R: Bird left

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross, M Vosper
1 commentsNapFeb 14, 2019
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S.810C Anglo-Saxon sceat5 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: East Anglia
Series Q III C (?)
S.810C (var.)
Abramson 64-60
O: Bird right
R: Bird left

An unlisted variety, not really QIIIC (which is typically a quadraped on one side, bird on other).

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross, Morton and Eden Auction 83-83 (Dec 2016) lot 900, EMC 1986.0097
1 commentsNapFeb 14, 2019
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S.811E Anglo-Saxon sceat4 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: East Anglia
Series Q IV E
Type 99
S.811E
Abramson 66-50
O: Lion left
R: Lion left

A variety of series QIV with the lion on both sides

Ex- Lockdales, J cross
NapFeb 14, 2019
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S.834 Anglo-Saxon sceat5 viewsEclectic Anglo-Saxon sceat
"Saltire stanard" type
S.834
Abramson 13-180
O: Saltire in beaded standard
R: Standard with surrounding crosses

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross
1 commentsNapFeb 14, 2019
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S.947 Eadwald (Lul)4 viewsPenny of Eadwald, king of East Anglia, ca. 798
Moneyer: Lul
Mint: Unknown
S. 947
O: REX/+EADVA/LD
R: +L V L

Nothing is known about Eadwald, who was king in East Anglia for a short time after the death of Offa of Mercia. Mercia had dominated East Anglia, but a dysnastic struggle after Offa's death seems to have allowed an independent East Anglia to re-emerge. It would not last, and within a few years it was again a Mercian protectorate.

We don't know who Eadwald was or when exactly he lived. He did produce coins, and these very rare pieces give insight into an otherwise forgotten period.

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross, Spink, EMC 2011.0178
1 commentsNapFeb 14, 2019
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RIC 0744 Titus10 viewsObv : T CAES IMP COS III CENS, Laureate head right
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST / S C, Aequitas standing left, with scales and rod
AE/As (26.93 mm 11.469 g 6h) Struck in Rome 74 A.D.
RIC 744 R (Vespasian), BMCRE unlisted, BNF 731 (Vespasian)
Purchased on eBay from patraking
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusFeb 14, 2019
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RIC 0747 Titus9 viewsObv : T CAES IMP COS III CENS, Laureate head right
Rev : PAX AVGVST / S - C in field; Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch
AE/As (27.47 mm 9.981 g 6h) Struck in Rome 74 A.D.
R.I.C.2 747 (C, Vespasian), BMCRE 709 (Vespasian), BNF unlisted
Purchased on eBay from indalo
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusFeb 14, 2019
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Class = F [004]2 views5.77 grams
27.0 mm
Attributed to Constantine X (1059-1067)
Sear 1856
overstruck on a (probably) class E anonymous follis
cmcdon0923Feb 14, 2019
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Class = F [005]2 views5.24 grams
25.0 mm
Attributed to Constantine X (1059-1067)
Sear 1856
cmcdon0923Feb 14, 2019
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Vespasian-RIC-1170 Engraver's Error57 viewsĆ As, 8.58g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1170 var. BMC 811 var.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: Retrograde S C in field; Eagle stg. front on globe, wings outstretched, head r.
Ex Ibercoin 25, 30 January 2019, lot 385.

The reverse is the main attraction here. The 'S C' is mistakenly struck retrograde, a major error on the engraver's part. I wonder how many of these were struck until the mistake was noticed? It's the first one I've come across. Errors like this are quite rare in the Flavian era, which would probably indicate there aren't many examples of this reverse die that survived. This As was struck in 71 when both Rome and Lyon produced a massive issue of bronze, which may somewhat excuse the error. Rare even without the retrograde 'S C'. Also of note, the 'S C' on this type is normally placed on either side of the eagle's wings, here it is on either side of its claws.

Rough, but the all important reverse is decently struck and nicely centred.
6 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 14, 2019
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RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius32 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

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

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

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

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
7 commentsJay GT4Feb 13, 2019
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Julius Caesar; 46 - 44BC3 viewsAE 20
Struck ca. 45 BC; Lampsacus, Mysia
Obv: C G I L (Colonia Gemella(?) Iulia Lampsacus), laureate head of Julius Caesar right; countermark: ΛAE monogram in a rectangular punch.
Rev: priest plowing with two oxen, marking the pomerium (sacred boundary marking the foundation of a new Roman colony), Q LVCRETIO / L PONTIO in two lines above, II VIR before bull's forelegs, M TVRIO LEG in exergue;

This type was the second issue to definitively feature a lifetime portrait of Julius Caesar, the first being an issue from Bithynia minted ca. 47/6 BC (RPC I 2026). Both of these bronze issues precede the earliest appearance of his portrait on a coin minted at Rome, that being the denarii of M. Mettius issued in January 44 BC.
1 commentscmcdon0923Feb 13, 2019
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Hendin-486 / 1169 (03)3 viewsHerod I - 8 prutot (dated year 3 = either 40BC or 37BC)
7.03 grams

The dating of these coins is subject to debate. Some say that because Herod was appointed Tetrarch of Samaria by Marc Antony in 42BC, that "year 3" would correspond to 40/39BC. Others feel that because Herod was appointed King of Judaea by the Roman Senate in 40BC, that "year three" should then represent 37BC. In all reality, the debate will most likely never be settled conclusively, one way or the other.
2 commentscmcdon0923Feb 13, 2019
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Diocletian Follis3 viewsBillon Follis
Obv: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius stg. l.
1 commentsTanitFeb 13, 2019
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Diocletian Follis4 viewsBillon Follis
Obv: IMP DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
Rev: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART ; Carthage sg. l., holding fruits
1 commentsTanitFeb 13, 2019
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Diocletian Follis2 viewsBillon Follis
Obv: IMP DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
Rev: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART ; Carthage sg. l., holding fruits
TanitFeb 13, 2019
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Sarmatia, Olbia, Nieczitajlo 2395 viewsOlbia, 350-330 BC
AE 9, 0.66g, 8.99mm, 315°
obv. Laureate head of Apollo r.
rev. OLBIO
Dolphin l., above grain ear
ref. Nieczitajlo 239
F+, small flan as usually
1 commentsJochenFeb 13, 2019
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Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII 125 - 121 B.C.3 viewsCleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII 125 - 121 B.C. Ae 7.79g. 20.6~21.3mm. Obv: Jugate busts r. of Cleopatra Thea, diademed, veiled and wearing stephane, and Antiochus VIII diademed, dotted border. Rev: BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ KΛEOΠATΡAΣ ΘEAΣ in three lines on r., KAI BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ in three lines on l., Nike standing l., holding wreath. Control: inner l. conjoined H P. SC 2265; SNG Spaer 2467 - 2469; Babelon 1364; BMC 82 commentsddwauFeb 13, 2019
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Thessalonica, wolf & twins8 viewsCity Commemorative
AE follis; 1.59g; 17-18mm
Thessalonica 330-333 AD

VRBS ROMA,
helmeted, cuirassed bust of Roma left

she-wolf standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus, two stars above,

Mintmark SMTS epsilon

RIC VII Thessalonica 187; Sear 16516.
2 commentsRobin AyersFeb 13, 2019
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Phillip II, Double unit13 views Philip II
Macedon, uncertain mint
AE21, Double Unit; 8.98g; 20mm
359-336 BC

Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right

ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; right hand raised; fulmen below; E control mark to right of horse

SNG ANS 839; Drama 85; HGC 3, 881
1 commentsRobin AyersFeb 13, 2019
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Trajan, Spes Sestertius9 viewsTrajan
Ae Sestertius; 25.10g; 31-33mm

IMP CAES NERVA TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR COS V P P
laureate head right

SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C
Spes standing left with flower & raising hem of skirt

RIC 519, Cohen 459, BMC 810
Robin AyersFeb 13, 2019
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Salonina, Venus7 viewsSalonina
Ae Ant; 3.65g; 21mm

SALONINA AVG
diademed bust right on crescent

VENVS AVG
Venus standing left, holding helmet and spear
1 commentsRobin AyersFeb 13, 2019
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Salonina, Concordia7 views Salonina, Concordia
SALONINA AVG
Bust right on crescent

CONCORAVG
Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia

RIC V-1 71 Siscia var (no mintmark); Cunetio hoard 1812, Appleshaw hoard 134, Göbl 1455mm, (Milan)
1 commentsRobin AyersFeb 13, 2019
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 88 - Bronze Tetrachalk5 views300 - 250 B.C.
Bronze Tetrachalk
(or Heavy Dichalkia)
2.7 gm, 16 mm.
Obv: Laurate Apollo, right, with short hair.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes and a rectangular stock. Δ/I left and right between the flukes and the stock.
Topalov Apollonia p. 496-497, 1-4; p. 616 No. 88, p.796-7;
SNG BM Black Sea 186; HGC 1335;
SNG Bulgaria 2 482-3; Lindgren 752

Topalov Type 88: bronze tetrachalk(?) (first half of the 3rd c. B.C.) of the type "Apollo's Head – Upright Anchor" with the initials Δ/Ι
Obv.: Laureate Apollo right with short hair.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes and a rectangular stock. Δ/I left and right between the flukes and the stock possibly initials of Apollo’s nickname
JaimelaiFeb 13, 2019
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Salonina, Aequitas7 viewsSalonina, Sole Reign, 267 AD
Antoninianus; 5.17g; 21-22mm
Antioch mint

SALONINA AVG,
diademed, draped bust right on crescent

AEQVITAS AVG,
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, crescent in left field

Mintmark VIIC

RIC 87; Göbl 1648d; Sear 10625.
1 commentsRobin AyersFeb 12, 2019
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Salonina, Juno 6 viewsSalonina
AE Antoninianus; 3.57g; 20-21mm

SALONINA AVG,
diademed and draped bust right, on a crescent

IVNO REGINA,
Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre; peacock at feet, star in left field.

RIC 92; RSC 67; Goebl 1619f; Sear 10641.
Robin AyersFeb 12, 2019
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Salonina, Venus7 viewsSalonina, Sole reign of Gallienus. AD 260-268
AE antoninianus; 2.64g; 18-21mm
Milan mint

SALONINA AVG,
diademed, draped bust right on crescent

VENVS VICT,
Venus standing left, holding helmet and sceptre, elbow on shield at her side

Mintmark MS in exergue

RIC V-1, 67 Milan; Göbl 1368o.
2 commentsRobin AyersFeb 12, 2019
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Ptolemy, AE12, ΠΤΟΛΕΜΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ0 viewsAE12
Ptolemy (?)
King:
Issued:
12.0mm 1.40gr 0h
O: NO LEGEND; Head of Zeus, right.
R: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ; Eagle, standing left, wings spread.
Richard Sheryka, Christmas
12/25/18 2/12/19
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE17, NIKOΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC ICT 1 viewsAE17
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
17.0mm 2.85gr 8h
O:Aν KAI CενΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: NIKOΠΟΛI ΠΡΟC ICT; Lit torch facing upwards.
Varbanov 2316.
Savoca Auctions 14th Blue Auction, Lot 560
12/29/18 2/12/19
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Provincial, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE27, νΦΛΟνΛΠΙΑΝΟΥ MAPKIANOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ0 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial: Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
25.5 x 24.5mm 9.20gr 7h Pentassarion
O: Aν Λ CεΠ(ΤΙ) CενΗΡΟC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: νΦΛΟνΛΠΙΑΝΟΥ MAPKIANOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ; Homonoia standing left, modius on head, holding patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
SNG Cop 211; Moushmov 385; AMNG I 580.
estate bureau 232990079468
11/8/18 2/12/19
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Provincial, Pessinus, Galatia, AE22, ΠεCCINOνΝΤΙΩΝ2 viewsAE22
Roman Provincial: Pessinus, Galatia
Julia Domna
Born circa: 170AD - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: circa 200AD
22.0mm 6.57gr 8h
O: IOνΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ CεΒΑ; Draped bust, right.
R: ΠεCCINO-νΝΤΙΩΝ; Tyche, facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
SNG Paris 2616; BMC 22.
Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6, Lot 654
12/9/18 2/12/19
VF; Rarity: R2
1 commentsNicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Provincial, Antioch, Pisidia, AE22, ANTIOCH GENI COL CAE2 viewsAE22
Roman Provincial: Antioch, Pisidia
Julia Domna
Born circa: 170AD - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 170 - 217AD
22.0mm 5.24gr 6h
O: IVLIA A-VGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: ANT-IOCH G-ENI COL CAE; Tyche standing left, branch in right hand, cornucopia on left arm.
BMC 19.181.34f; SNG BnF 1126-31
Savoca Auctions 15th Blue Auction,Lot 1233
1/18/19 2/12/19
1 commentsNicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Provincial, Pautalia, Thrace, AE18, ΟνΑ ΠΙΑC ΠΑνΤΑΛΙ0 viewsAE18
Roman Provincial: Pautalia, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
18.0mm 3.85gr 8h
O: AνΚ Α CεΠ CενΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: ΟνΑ ΠΙΑC ΠΑνΤΑΛΙ; Tripod, snake coiled around center leg.
Pautalia, Thrace Mint
Varbanov 4827
Savoca Auctions 15th Blue Auction, Lot 989
1/18/19 2/12/19
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, AE16, NIKOΠΟΛ ΙΤΩΝ ΠΡC1 viewsAE16
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
16.0mm 2.80gr 8h
O: AνK Λ C CενΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: NIKOΠΟΛ ΙΤΩΝ ΠΡC; Heracles standing right, strangling Nemean lion.
Nikopolis ad Istrum Mint
H&J 8.14.14.22-23; AMNG I 1389; Varbanov 2360
tiberius/Barry and Darling/Kevin Barry 323591335099
12/24/18 2/12/19
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Pseudo-Autonomous, AE27,TΩΝΜεΙΖΟΝΩΝ0 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial: Termessos Major, Pisidia
Pseudo-Autonomous
circa 138 - 268AD
26.5mm 13.6gr 6h
O: ΤεΡ-ΜΗCCεΩΝ; Laureate head of Zeus, right.
R: TΩΝ-ΜεΙΖΟΝΩΝ; Hygiene standing facing, head right, Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff.
SNG Paris 1994 #2216; SNG France 3
nikafinds/Petar Stanchev 223083781930
8/2/18 2/11/19
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Pseudo-Autonomous, AE27,TΩΝΜεΙΖΟΝΩΝ0 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial: Termessos Major, Pisidia
Pseudo-Autonomous
circa 138 - 268AD
27.5mm 12.5gr 6h
O: ΤεΡ-ΜΗCCεΩΝ; Laureate head of Zeus, right.
R: TΩΝ-ΜεΙΖΟΝΩΝ; Hygiene standing facing, head right, Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff.
SNG Paris 1994 #2216; SNG France 3
nikafinds/Peter Stanchev 223162383345
9/30/18 2/11/19
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, HERCVLI DEFENS0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 197AD
17.0mm 3.10gr 0h
O: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII; Laureate head, right.
R: HERCVLI DEFENS; Hercules standing right, right hand resting on club, holding bow and lion's skin on left arm.
Rome Mint
RIC 79; RSC 210; Sear '88 #1754
Aorta: 661: B3, O58, R117, T83, M4.
Bing/Jame Harper
1/29/19 2/11/19
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, MARTI PACIF; AEQVITI Series, Rome0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: ?
23.0mm 4.20gr 6h
O: PROBV-S PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: MARTI P-A-CIF; Mars walking left, helmeted, holding branch in right hand, holding spear and shield in left hand.
Exergue: RQΓ
Rome Mint
AEQVITI Series Rome
RIC V-2 Rome 177, Γ
Aorta: B72, O94, R76, T38, M4
sjbcoins/Mark Alexandrov via Stoian Belkin 401684412058
1/20/19 2/11/19
Coin three of seven.
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Provincial, Alexandria, Egypt, Tetradrachm, Eagle right, head left.1 viewsBI Tetradrachm
Roman Provincial: Alexandria, Egypt
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276 - 277AD
20.0mm 8.53gr 0h
O: ΑΚΜ ΑνΡ ΠΡΟΒΟC CεΒ; Laureate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: NO LEGEND; Eagle, standing right, head left, wreath in beak.
Exergue: L, left field; B, right field.
LB = Regnal Year 2
Alexandria, Egypt Mint
Milne 4539 - 4544; Emmett 3983
Savoca Auctions 12th Blue Auction, Lot 1147
11/17/18 2/11/19
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, MARTI PACIF; AEQVITI Series, Rome0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: ?
23.0mm 4.20gr 6h
O: PROBV-S PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: MARTI P-A-CIF; Mars walking left, helmeted, holding branch in right hand, holding spear and shield in left hand.
Exergue: RQΓ, below line.
Rome Mint
AEQVITI Series
RIC V-2 Rome 177, Γ
Aorta: B72, O94, R76, T38, M4
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Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, PIAETAS AVG2 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276 - 282AD
23.0 x 21.0mm 2.80gr 6h
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: PIAETAS AVG; Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding incense box.
Exergue: III
Lugdunum Mint
RIC 93; Cohen 435
Aorta: 1709: B72, O63, R93, T53, M3.
play6notes/Charles Moore 202570730601
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Rare misspelling of PIETAS on reverse.
1 commentsNicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, B (Dot)1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
19.0mm 4.53gr 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: B (Dot), above line; XXI, below line.
Antioch Mint
Emission 2
RIC V-2, Antioch 921, B (Dot)
Aorta: B87, O25, R13, T94, M1
Savoca Auctions 13th Blue Auction, Lot 1959
12/1/18 2/11/19
AEF
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Vespasian-RIC-156553 viewsĆ As, 6.57g
Rome mint, 74 AD
RIC 1565 (C2). BMC 894. RPC 1984 (20 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: S • C in laurel wreath
Acquired from Ephesus Numismatics, January 2019.

In 74 AD the Rome mint produced an extraordinary issue of bronze coinage of dupondii, asses, semisses, and quadrantes with a somewhat Eastern theme. Previously, these coins had been attributed to either Commagene (BMCRE) or Syria (RPC, and doubtfully so in RIC), but more recent scholarship has shown they actually were struck in Rome. The circulation pattern confirms this - out of a total of 112 of the smaller denominations cited by RPC, all but 4 were found in Western Europe. Ted Buttrey confirms 'The Eastern finds appear to be simply the débris of Mediterranean circulation.' But why was this series produced in such a fashion? Buttrey proffers a plausible theory - '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.' So, in essence, a very personally important issue for Vespasian.

Curtis Clay has a few objections for Buttrey's theory why the issue was struck. 'As far as I am aware, there is nothing "astonishing" about Vespasian's "signing" of the two coins of Sepphoris. EΠI followed by the governor's name appeared frequently on Roman provincial coins, meaning simply, "Struck while the man named was governor". So there was no evident reason for Vespasian to consider it extraordinary that he had been named as governor of Syria on coins of Sepphoris struck for Nero near the end of his reign (Year 14), and no evident reason why he should have referred to the Sepphoris coins in his orichalcum issue struck at Rome five years later. It seems quite probable that Vespasian never even noticed his name on the coins of Sepphoris, and certainly very few Romans in the West will ever have seen such a coin, though Buttrey thinks the orichalcum coins were struck for circulation in the West in 74 in order to recall precisely those Sepphoris coins with their reference to Vespasian some months before his accession. Why waste coin types on references that were inconsequential, and that nobody was likely to comprehend?

If the orichalcum issue was meant to recall those two coins of Sepphoris, shouldn't it have been struck for Vespasian only, and using only those two rev. types, caduceus between crossed cornucopias and large SC? But that was not the case. Both the caduceus between crossed cornucopias type and the large SC type were struck not only for Vespasian, but also for Titus and Domitian as Caesars. Moreover those were not the only two rev. types of the issue: other coins showed a bust of Antioch with legend ANTIOCHIA , and (on small coins only) the same winged caduceus as on the crossed cornucopias dupondii, but without the cornucopias (see images below). It seems to me highly unlikely that the three main types of this issue, all struck for Titus and Domitian as well as Vespasian, were inspired by and meant to recall the far simpler issue of Sepphoris, using just two changing types (obv. types in this case) and of course naming Vespasian only.'

If Buttrey's argument is wrong it brings us back to the original question - why was an Eastern flavoured coinage struck for circulation in the West? Perhaps the issue may be nothing more than Vespasian paying homage to the part of the world that elevated him.

This As is a fine example of the smaller denomination, nicely centred with a beautiful emerald green patina.
2 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 12, 2019
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4 viewsAn 18 tray cabinet with brushed nickel finish hardware and locking doors. The collector specifically requested no felts in the trays, as he was going to look into a custom material for lining them.

CabinetsByCraig.net
cmcdon0923Feb 12, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Q 1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
23.0mm 4.10gr 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: Q, above line; XXI, below line.
Cyzicus Mint
Emission 3
RIC V-2 Cyzicus 905, Q; Reference: Gysen Lot 1721.
Aorta: B87, O25, R13, T94, M2.
emiliyan_pavlov 223245365594
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Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, SALVS AVG; AEQVITI Series 3, Ticinum1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 281AD
24.0mm 3.83gr 6h
O: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder in right hand, shield in left hand.
R: SALVS AVG; Salus standing right, holding snake on right arm, patera in left hand, drapery over left arm. Snake feeding from patera.
AEQVITI Series 3
Exergue: V, left field; (Star), right field; TXXI, below line.
Ticinum Mint
RIC V-2 Ticinum 500, T, V-Star
A: B65, O99, R141, T119, M7.
lucernae/Antonio Hinojosa 202522035848
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Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, V, XXI (Star)1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: ?
22.0mm 3.40gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: CLEMENTIA TEMP; Probus, standing right on left, holding eagle-tipped scepter in left hand, receiving globe in right from Jupiter standing left on right.
Exergue: V, above line; XXI (Star), below line.
Cyzicus Mint
RIC V-2 Cyzicus 905, V, star
A: B87, O25, R13, T94, M2.
1908nelsong 332570231031
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Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, SALVS AVG: AEQVITI Series 3: Ticinum0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 281AD
24.0mm 3.83gr 6h
O: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder in right hand, shield in left hand.
R: SALVS AVG; Salus standing right, holding snake on right arm, patera in left hand, drapery over left arm. Snake feeding from patera.
Exergue: V, left field; (Star), right field; TXXI, below line.
Ticinum Mint
AEQVITI Series 3
RIC V-2 Ticinum 500, T, V-Star
A: B65, O99, R141, T119, M7.
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Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, SECVRIT PERP0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 279 - 281AD
22.0mm 3.80gr 5h
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: SECVRIT PERP; Securitas standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, touching head.
Exergue: (Digamma) XXI
Ticinum Mint
RIC 573
Aorta: 1615: B72, O50, R146, T123, M7.
sjbcoins/Stoian Belkin 401664642173
1/6/19 2/11/19
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, CONCORD MILIT1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 277AD
21.0mm 3.80gr 11h
O: IMP PROBVS INV AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: CONCORD MILIT: Probus and Concordia shaking hands.
Exergue: ε, above line; XXI, below line.
Siscia Mint
Alfoldi Type 26, #178; RIC 657, Bust C;
Aorta: 2275: B87, O76, R23, T98, M6.
Rare obverse legend.
treewalk/John Tucker 132893294321
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Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, XXIT1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
24.0 x 22.5mm 4.10gr 1h
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.
Exergue: XXIT
Cyzicus Mint
RIC V-2 Cyzicus, XXIT
A: B87, O25, R13, T94
vql2013/Luis Vaz 183589787159
1/14/19 2/11/19
Nicholas ZFeb 12, 2019
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Salonina, Pietas7 viewsSalonina
AE Antoninianus; 19-21mm; 3.66g
Siscia mint

SALONINA AVG,
diademed draped bust right on a crescent

PIETAS AVG,
Pietas standing left by altar, holding patera.

Cohen 79; RSC 79; Sear 10646.
1 commentsRobin AyersFeb 12, 2019
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Salonina, Pudictia7 views Salonina, Pudicitia
20-21mm;3.09g

SALONINA AVG
diademed draped bust right on crescent

PVDICITIA
Pudicitia seated left

VI in exergue

RIC 25, Cohen 94; RSC 94; Sear 10649
Robin AyersFeb 12, 2019
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2014 ALEXIUS III ANGELUS-COMNENUS METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-2014 DOC 4 CLBC 8.4.1 0 views

OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned to r. Manus Dei in upper r. field

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r hand labarum headed scepter and in l. Globus cruciger.

Metropolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content unknown for this issue. The entire tetartera of Alexius III are much harder to find due to debasement of trachea virtually rendering the Tetarteron useless. The Metropolitan issues were believed to be produced only for two years 1195-1197.

Size 18/21mm

Weight 2.7gm

DOC lists 1 example with weight of 3.38gm and 19mm

Unlike the one listed in DOC this example has a full family name and was perhaps minted after 1197. The half Tetarteron from the Thessalonica mint has two variations and is listed in Sear as two separate coins, that variation is a short or full version of the family name
SimonFeb 12, 2019
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Anonymous Follis Class F1 views7.38gm

26.88mm
SimonFeb 11, 2019
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Anonymous Follis Class D4 views9.34gm
27.6mm
SimonFeb 11, 2019
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11.01. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.01./b1.01./15., H-031, CNH I.-038, U-025, Rare! #0130 views11.01. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.01./b1.01./15., H-031, CNH I.-038, U-025, Rare! #01
avers: CALMAN RE+, Cross with wedges at the ends of the arms and in the angles, in a circle of dots, the border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS RE+ (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in a circle with wedges in the angles, a border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,3mm, weight: 0,42g, axis: 5h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-031, CNH I.-038, Unger-025, Rare!
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.01./b1.01./15.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 11, 2019
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1933D ALEXIUS TETARTERON S-1933 DOC43 CLBC 2.4.9 1 views
OBV Full Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr.

Size 21/12mm

Weight 1.3gm

This coin and S-1934 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers. Interesting point, these coin sizes in my collection represent 1gm to 5 gm, this coin is the lightest and in the best condition. Even though it is on a small flan the coin I wouldhave to say this is the finest example known.

DOC Lists 1 example not in their collection. Weight 2.44gm and size 18mm
SimonFeb 11, 2019
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1934XXX ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron S- Unlisted DOC 41 CLBC 2.4.11 0 views
OBV Monogram of Alexius.

REV Bust of Emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type holds in r. hand jeweled scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 16/18mm

Weight 2.3gm

This is believed to be a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. This example has now been published in BULLETIN du cercle d'etudeas Numismatiques VOL 52 Jan 2015 by Cedric Wolkow, three examples are shown. This one appears to be in the best condition.

DOC lists the above coin as the only example Weight 3.74gm and size at 17mm. Mine is considerably lighter.
SimonFeb 11, 2019
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Probus5 viewsDetail of bust I81 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 11, 2019
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033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0396, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VENERI GENETRICI, Venus standing right, #128 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0396, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VENERI GENETRICI, Venus standing right, #1
Wife of Hadrian.
avers: SABINA AVGVSTA, Her bust diademed and draped right, hair in a plait behind.
reverse: VENERI GENETRICI, Venus standing right holding an apple.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 3,29g, axes: 6h,
mint: Roma, date: 128-136/7 A.D., ref: RIC II 396, RSC 73, BMCRE 944,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 11, 2019
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033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0395, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, •IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left, #124 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0395, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, •IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left, #1
Wife of Hadrian.
avers: SABINA• AVGVSTA, Her bust diademed and draped right, hair in a plait behind.
reverse: •IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left holding patera and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Roma, date: 136 A.D., ref: RIC II 395, RSC 43, BMCRE 940,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransFeb 11, 2019
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Maximianus Follis2 viewsMaximianus Ć Follis. ca 300 AD. IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right / GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae, mintmark ANT in ex., two stars in l. field, officina mark N in r. field and with crescent above.

RIC vi, p.619, 50b
TanitFeb 11, 2019
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius3 viewsAE Sestertius
DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head of Antoninus Pius r.
DIVO PIO SC ; column of Antoninus Pius surmounted by statue of the emperor stg. l. , trellis-work fencing surrounding the base

RIC 1269
1 commentsTanitFeb 11, 2019
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Maximinus I Sestertius2 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FIDES MILITVM SC; Fides stg. l. with two standards

RIC 43. C.10
TanitFeb 11, 2019
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Julia Mamaea Sestertius2 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA
Rev: FELECITAS PVBLICA S C; Felecitas seated l., holding caduceus and cornucopiae

RIC 679
TanitFeb 11, 2019
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Severus Alexander Sestertius1 viewsSeverus Alexander. Ć Sestertius. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust
right, drapery on left shoulder / PROVIDENTIA AVG, S-C across field, Providentia
standing front, holding cornucopiae and two corn ears over modius.

RIC IV 642; BMCRE 882; Cohen 503.
TanitFeb 11, 2019
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Levon I, Armenia11 viewsCilician Armenia
Levon I 1198-1219 AD
Ae Tank;Sis

Crowned bust of leonine king. Six dots in the crown. Armenian legend around

Greek cross, with stars in the field beneath. Armenian legend around
3 commentsRobin AyersFeb 11, 2019
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Sasanian, Kauad I12 viewsSasanian
Kauad I
484-531 AD
Ar Drachm

Bust to Right

Fire altar and guards

GOBL 187
2 commentsRobin AyersFeb 11, 2019
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Macedonian Kingdom. Philip V (221-179 B.C.) or Perseus (179-168 B.C.)4 viewsSear GCV --; HGC 3.1 334 var. (no monograms or lower ornaments); SNG Cop. 1298-1299 var. (same); AMNG III 54 var. (same)

AE unit. Amphipolis mint, 187-168 B.C.; 7.90 g., 18.43 mm. max., 180°

Obv: Head of river-god, Strymon, right, with short horns and crown of reeds.

Rev: Trident head, scroll-like ornaments between the prongs, MAKE -- ∆ONΩN flanking.

This coin is an apparently uncommon variation of the type in that there are no ornaments flanking the shaft of the trident nor monograms below the trident.
1 commentsStkpFeb 11, 2019
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Pontos. Amisos, Mithradates VI Eupator (ca. 120-63 B.C.)2 viewsSear GICV 3643; HGC 7 241; SNG BM Black Sea 1147-1149

AE unit. ca. 100-85 B.C. 6.41 g., 18.77 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Head of Ares right in crested helmet.

Rev: Sword in sheath with strap, AMI−ΣOY divided across field, no momograms.

The coin looks much better (and is attractive) in hand.
StkpFeb 11, 2019
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Thessaly. Thessalian League3 viewsSear GCV 2238; SNG Cop. 324 ff.; Rogers 44-47; BCD Thessaly II 904 ff.

AE dichalkon. Late 2nd to mid 1st centuries B.C.; 3.48 g., 18.04 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet, magistrate's name (obscure) above.

Rev: Horse trotting right, ΘEΣ / ΣAΛΩ-N above and below.
1 commentsStkpFeb 11, 2019
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Macedonian Cities. Philippi1 viewsSear GICV 1452; SNG ANS 668

AE unit, struck ca. 356-345 B.C.; 5.90 g., 16.83 mm. max., 180°

Obv: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress.

Rev: Tripod, blank field to left, ΦIΛIΠΠΩN to right.
StkpFeb 11, 2019
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Anonymous Follis Class A22 viewsSimonFeb 11, 2019
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Medieval Spain Jaime II5 viewsJaime II Aragon 1291-1327
Dinero (Billon) Approx 18mm diameter - 1.17gr
Obverse - Crowned portrait facing left..Legend around ARA - GON
Reverse - Double cross..Legend around IACOBUS REX
Mint Jaca...Cru-364
2 commentsPaul R3Feb 10, 2019
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Titus AR Denarius25 viewsTitus AR Denarius. Rome Mint
79-81 CE
(17 mm 3.15 g)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV — COS VIII P P, draped processional chair, triangular frame by decorated with nine Palmattes Lituus under triangular frame.
RIC 124c
Ex: Savoca 16th Blue auction Lot 978 February 10, 2019
5 commentsorfewFeb 10, 2019
01_Seleucids,_Seleukos_I__Nikator_(312-281_BC),_AE-13(half_unit),_Winged_head_of_Medusa_r_,_Bull_butting_r_,_SC_6_1,_312-280_BC,_Q-001,_0h,_13-13,5mm,_3,58g-s.jpg
Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 01 Seleukos I., Nikator, (312-281 B.C.), SC 6.1, AE-13 (Half unit), BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΣEΛEYKOY, Bull butting right, #1 23 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 01 Seleukos I., Nikator, (312-281 B.C.), SC 6.1, AE-13 (Half unit), BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΣEΛEYKOY, Bull butting right, #1
avers: Winged head of Medusa right with serpents in hair.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ΣEΛEYKOY, above and beneath bull butting right, A(or monogram) in the left field (behind the bull).
exergue: A/-//--, diameter: 13,0-13,5mm, weight: 3,58g, axes: 0h,
mint: Seleucia, Seleukos I., Nikator, Antioch Mint, date: 312-280 B.C., ref: SC 6.1, Newell WSM 1357., SNG Spaer 67, BMC 65,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 10, 2019
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Cilicia, Soloi (Pompeiopolis), (c. 410-375 B.C.), BMC 024, AR-Hemiobol/Tetartemorion, Bunch of grape,30 viewsCilicia, Soloi (Pompeiopolis), (c. 410-375 B.C.), BMC 024, AR-Hemiobol/Tetartemorion, Bunch of grape,
avers: Helmeted head of Athena right.
reverse: Grape bunch within a linear circle.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 6,0mm, weight: 0,27g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cilicia, Soloi (Pompeiopolis), date: c. 410-375 B.C., ref: BMC 024,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransFeb 10, 2019
14_01__Géza_II_,_(1141-1162_A_D_),_AR-Den_,_14_01_-a3_01_-26_,_H-055,_CNH_I_-063,_U-054,_Q-001,_7h,12,5-13mm,0,39g-s.jpg
14.01. Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 14.01./a3.01./26., H-055, CNH I.-063, U-054, #0123 views14.01. Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 14.01./a3.01./26., H-055, CNH I.-063, U-054, #01
avers: GEISA REX, cross with dots in the angles, lines connecting the arms, crosses at the end of the arms; border of dots.
reverse: Crescents and lines in place of the legend; cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-13,0mm, weight: 0,39g, axis:7h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-055, CNH I.-063, Unger-054,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 14.01./a3.01./26.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 10, 2019
Cilicia,_Kelenderis__3rd_cent__BC__AR_Obol,_Horse,_KE,_Goat,_SNG_France_116-7,_SNG_Levante_29_,_Q-001,_9h,_9mm,_0,76g-s.jpg
Cilicia, Kelenderis, (3rd.century B.C.), SNG Levante 029, AR-Obol, -/KE//--, Kentaur/Goat(?) kneeling left,24 viewsCilicia, Kelenderis, (3rd.century B.C.), SNG Levante 029, AR-Obol, -/KE//--, Kentaur/Goat(?) kneeling left,
avers: Horse prancing right within beaded circle.
reverse: KE, Kentaur/Goat(?) kneeling left, head right.
exergue: -/KE//--, diameter: 9,0mm, weight: 0,76g, axes: 9h,
mint: Cilicia, Kelenderis, date: 3rd.century B.C., ref: SNG Levante 029, SNG France 116-7,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 10, 2019
Mysia,Lampsakos,_AR-Diobol,_500-490_BC,_Janiform_female_head,_Head_of_Athena_left,_BMC_10,_SNG_Paris_1126,_Q-002,_4h,_11mm,_1,19g-s.jpg
Mysia, Lampsakos, (c. 500-450 B.C.), AR-Diobol, BMC 10 -14, Head of Athena left, #226 viewsMysia, Lampsakos, (c. 500-450 B.C.), AR-Diobol, BMC 10 -14, Head of Athena left, #2
avers: No legend, Janiform archaic style female head, with a circular earring.
reverse: No legend, Head of Athena left, Corinthian helmet pushed back on the head, within incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11mm, weight: 1,19g, axis: 4h,
mint: Mysia, Lampsakos, date: c. 500-450 B.C.,
ref: SNG von Aulock 1290; Rosen Coll. 524; SNG Paris 1126, BMC 10 -14,
Q-002
1 commentsquadransFeb 10, 2019
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Anonymous Follis Class G 3 viewsSimonFeb 10, 2019
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John II Comnenus Electrum Aspron Trachy SBCV-19421 viewsSimonFeb 10, 2019
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John II Electrum Aspron Trachy SBCV-19411 viewsSimonFeb 10, 2019
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Toned PL 1879-S Morgan Dollar5 viewsWho says US coins are ugly?
Ebay purchase years ago.
1 commentsSteve B5Feb 10, 2019
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1828 Half Dollar3 viewsBought at a coin show long ago for $45Steve B5Feb 10, 2019
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Apollonia Pontica2 views540/535 – 530 B.C.
Fake Silver Half Obol
0.62 gm, 7.75 mm
Obv.: Anchor with loop eye and dots below
Rev: Swastika with arms (fish, crayfish?) bent left, dot in center, two spikes in each sector
Topalov Apollonia p. 568, 13; HGC 3, 1325 (obol);
SNG Bulgaria 2, 69-73 (tritartemorion)

Reasons to believe fake: fabric appears wrong; shape of anchor off, flukes curved wrong; stock/flukes carved on top of shaft instead of behind; one dot instead of four for this size coin; artificial toning; seller had many other fakes listed as well.

JaimelaiFeb 09, 2019
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AD 069 - VITTELIA1 viewsVitellia


Vitellia was the daughter of Roman Emperor Vittelius.


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiFeb 09, 2019
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AD 069 - VITTELIUS GERMANICVS2 viewsVitellius Germanicus


Vitellius Germanicus was the son of Roman Emperor Vittelius.



for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiFeb 09, 2019
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AD 069 - VITTELIUS3 viewsVitellius

Vitellius was Roman Emperor for eight months, from 16 April to 22 December 69 AD.


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiFeb 09, 2019
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RIC 1, p.273, 103 - Vitellius, Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia10 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 commentsshanxiFeb 09, 2019
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Bohemond III (1163 - 1201 A.D.)11 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
4 commentsMatFeb 09, 2019
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3695 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian. As Єς below9 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 commentsokidokiFeb 09, 2019
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GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. AR Nomos. Circa 240-228 BC.8 views6.56g, 21mm, 11 h
Zopyrion, magistrate. Nude youth on horseback to right, ΖΩΠΥΡΙΩΝ below; below forelegs, ΣΩ above bukranion / Taras astride dolphin to left, holding hippocamp in extended right hand, trident against left arm; monogram and mask of Silenos right, TAPAΣ below. Vlasto 941; HN Italy 1054.
Extremely Fine; a beautiful reverse composition. Very Rare.
2 commentsLeoFeb 09, 2019
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Calabria, Taras AR Nomos. Circa 240-228 BC.7 views6.56g, 21mm, 11 h
Zopyrion, magistrate. Nude youth on horseback to right, ΖΩΠΥΡΙΩΝ below; below forelegs, ΣΩ above bukranion / Taras astride dolphin to left, holding hippocamp in extended right hand, trident against left arm; monogram and mask of Silenos right, TAPAΣ below. Vlasto 941; HN Italy 1054.
Extremely Fine; a beautiful reverse composition. Very Rare.
1 commentsLeoFeb 09, 2019
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0417a, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right, #121 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 commentsquadransFeb 09, 2019
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Kardia, Thrace. c. 357/346-309 BC16 viewsAE17 (14.8-16.9 mm) 3.04 g
Head of Demeter, right /
Forepart of a lion, left, breaking spear in jaws; under the lion, grain.

Kardia CNT_3825. HGC3-1479.
Pekka KFeb 09, 2019
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032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.q., P-127-09, #0118 views032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.q., P-127-09, #01
avers: ✠ m•ALBЄRTI•R•VnGARIЄ••, Patriarchal Cross, C-⚜, in a circle, line border.
reverse: Four-part shield (Hungarian stripes in the middle, Czech lion, Austrian band, Moravian eagle around), the border of dots,
exergue, mint mark: C/⚜//-- , diameter: 13,5-14,5mm, weight: 0,39g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (today Slovakia: Kosice, City coin by Pohl), date:1440 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-592, CNH-2-135B, Unger-461.q., Pohl-127-09,
Q-001
This coin was struck under the Interregnum I. (1439-1440 A.D.) with the name of Abert!
1 commentsquadransFeb 09, 2019
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S.824A Anglo-Saxon sceat1 viewsEclectic Anglo-Saxon sceat
"Monita Scorum" type
S.824A
Abramson 24-40
O: DE LVNDONIA+, bust right
R: ZCORVM, "porcupine" left

Of the "Monita Scorum" type, thought to be an ecclesiastic issue. 'Scorum' may be an appreviated form of 'sanctorum'. Thus, the "money of the saints". With the inscription on the front, this was presumably a London issue.

Ex- CNG
NapFeb 09, 2019
18_03_1_1_-c2_06_-69_,_Anonymous_I__(Béla_II_,_(1131-1141_A_D_)),_AR-Den_,_H-082,_CNH_I_-069,_U-051,_Q-001,_0h,_10,3-10,6mm,_0,22g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.06./69., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #0119 viewsCÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.06./69., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #01
avers: Central point with small crosses above and below, vertical columns to the left and right, horizontal lines outside the columns, crescents at ends of the columns and the lines, crosses in the fields formed by the columns and lines, points at top and bottom.
reverse: Lines and crescents instead of a legend, cross with points.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,3-10,6mm, weight: 0,22, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-082, CNH I.-069, Unger-051,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.03.1.1./c2.06./69.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransFeb 08, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 867 VAR. A2 BUST IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVIC AVG OFFICINA 2 after cleaning4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVIC AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KAB
WEIGHT 3.41g
RIC 867 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH INVIC INSTEAD OF INVICT AND KAB MINTMARK)
COLLECTION NO. 1011
VERY RARE OBVERSE LEGEND !!!
2 commentsBarnaba6Feb 08, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 882 A2 BUST OFFICINA 1 new photo after cleaning4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAA
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 882
COLLECTION NO. 1215

7th specimen of this type known to me.
1 commentsBarnaba6Feb 08, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 856 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH I8 BUST TYPE) new photo5 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR ORBIS
BUST TYPE: I8 var. = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust left, with parazonium placed on left shoulder and holding victoriola (victory on globe) in right hand
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: M[oneta]S[erdicensis]//KAB
WEIGHT 4.11 / AXIS: / DIAMETER: mm
RIC: UNLISTED (856 VAR.)
COLLECTION NO. 1358

Spectacular, extremely rare and desirable bust type !!!

Only 6th specimen of this type known to me
1 commentsBarnaba6Feb 08, 2019
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ALFOLDI 041.127 RR AFTER CLEANING3 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: F8 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIV
WEIGHT 4.02g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-22mm
RIC 708 VAR. (F8 BUST UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 041.127
COLLECTION NO. 397
VERY RARE COIN
Barnaba6Feb 08, 2019
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ALFOLDI 041.119 AFTER CLEANING4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: E2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/Q//XXI
WEIGHT 4.16g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20,5-21mm
RIC 704
ALFOLDI 041.119
COLLECTION NO. 626
Barnaba6Feb 08, 2019
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ALFOLDI 017 / - UNLISTED AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE! new photo after cleaning4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: F8 = Radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Q//KA
WEIGHT 4.34g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC 646 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH F8 BUST)
ALFOLDI 017 / - (unlisted!)
COLLECTION NO. 1238

The only example of this totally unpublished type known to me; possibly unique!
Barnaba6Feb 08, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 443 new photo after cleaning1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS III
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate, bust left in consular robe, holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//QXXT
WEIGHT: 4.05g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-23mm
RIC: 443
COLLECTION NO. 1109
Ex S. Luethi collection
Very rare
Barnaba6Feb 08, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 313 CONCORDIA EXERCI new photo after cleaning7 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA EXERCI
BUST TYPE: A2 = radiate, draped (Paludamentum) and cuirassed bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//VITI
WEIGHT: 4.31g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC: 313
COLLECTION NO. 1150

Extremely rare and desirable reverse type struck only during the very brief first emission at Ticinum. The bust is still that of Florian and not yet Probus.

This is only the third specimen (for the Concordia Exerci variant) in my Probus database (the other two being in U. Neumann's collection and Rogiet hoard no. 641). I have additional 4 examples of the Concordia Exercit variant in my database.

Ex S. Luethi collection
Barnaba6Feb 08, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 567 new photo after cleaning5 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SALVS PVBLIC
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Γ
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 21mm
RIC: 567
COLLECTION NO. 387
Barnaba6Feb 08, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 552 after cleaning3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//BXXI
WEIGHT 3.92g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22-24mm
RIC: 552
COLLECTION NO. 398
DIVERGENT WREATH TIES
Barnaba6Feb 08, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 366 VAR. F8 BUST new photo after cleaning8 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: F8
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.87g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 366 VAR. (F8 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 433
NOTE: 7TH KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
2 commentsBarnaba6Feb 08, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 476 VAR. AEQVIT SERIES new photo after cleaning5 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SECVRIT PERP
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T/-//VIXXI
WEIGHT 3.98g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 476 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP C PROBVS AVG LEGEND AND B BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 497
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE EXTREMELY RARE CODED AEQVIT SERIES (PINK’S 7TH TICINUM EMMISSION) - LETTER "T"
1 commentsBarnaba6Feb 08, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 563 new photo after cleaning6 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//AXXI
WEIGHT 3.46g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 563
COLLECTION NO. 774
Barnaba6Feb 08, 2019
18_9_1_1_-c2_05_-53_v_,_Anonymous_I__(_Bela_II__1131-1141_A_D_),_H-095,_C1-079,_U-047,_Q-001,_3h,_9,5-9,8mm,_0,17g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.09.1.1./c2.05./53v., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-095, CNH I.-079, U-047, #0117 viewsCÁC II. 18.09.1.1./c2.05./53v., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-095, CNH I.-079, U-047, #01
avers: Cross with dots and wedges between two crescents in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of the legend; cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,5-9,8mm, weight: 0,17g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-095, CNH I.-079, Unger-047,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.09.1.1./c2.05./53v.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 08, 2019
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107 Hadrian Quinarius Roma 119-22 AD Victory12 viewsReference.
RIC 107c; C.1135; Strack 133 (same reverse die as plate)

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Victory standing right, resting foot on helmet, ready to inscribe shield attached to palm tree

1.45 gr
14 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiFeb 08, 2019
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22005 Gallienus/Victory1 viewsGallienus/Victory
Obv:GALLIENVS AVG,
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVG,
Victory advancing left holding wreath left and branch right
Star in Left field
Mint:Antioch 20.4mm 2.3g
Struck: 264 AD
RIC 663C Asian Mint ; Goebl 1615i Antioch; Sear 10384.
Blayne WFeb 08, 2019
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22058 Marcus Aurelius from Antonius Pius1 viewsMarcus Aurelius from Antonius Pius
Obv: AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F
Head of Marcus Aurelius, bare, right
Rev: TR POT X COS II S C
Fortuna, draped, standing, front, head right, with right hand at side drawing out fold of skirt, and holding rudder, set on ground, in left
Mint:Rome 32.7mm 26.3g
RIC III Antoninus Pius 1329A
Blayne WFeb 08, 2019
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22059 Probus/Mars4 viewsProbus/Mars
Obv: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG
radiate bust left, wearing
imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
Rev: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.
T in right field.
XXI in Exergue
Mint:Siscia 22.5mm 3.3g
RIC V-2 Siscia 810; Sear 12071
1 commentsBlayne WFeb 08, 2019
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Kings of Macedon. Antigonos I Monophthalmos (Circa 310-301 BC)16 viewsAR Drachm

18 mm, 4.22g

Struck in the name and types of Alexander III. Abydos(?)

Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress

Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; head of Ammon right in left field, ivy-leaf beneath throne, AΛEΞANΔPOY to right.

Price 1551; SNG Copenhagen 970
Nathan PFeb 08, 2019
18_04_1_1_-b3_01_-40_,_Anonymous_I__(István_II_,_(1116-1131_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-084,_CNH_I_-071,_U-039,_Q-001,_3h,_11,5mm,_0,27gx-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.04.1.1./b3.01./40., Anonymous I. (István II., (Stephen II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.) ?), AR-Denarius, H-084, CNH I.-071, U-039, #0118 viewsCÁC II. 18.04.1.1./b3.01./40., Anonymous I. (István II., (Stephen II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.) ?), AR-Denarius, H-084, CNH I.-071, U-039, #01
avers: Cross in quadrilobe with dots in the angles, crosses between the crescents; border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of the legend, cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 11,5 mm, weight: 0,27 g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-084, CNH I.-071, Unger-039,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.04.1.1./b3.01./40.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 08, 2019
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0886, Rome, AE-Sestertius, S/C//--, SALVS AVG COS IIII, Salus standing left,25 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0886, Rome, AE-Sestertius, S/C//--, SALVS AVG COS IIII, Salus standing left,
avers: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XV, Laureate head right.
reverse: SALVS AVG COS IIII, Salus standing left feeding serpent arising from altar, and leaning on staff, S-C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 30,0-32,5mm, weight: 21,53g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 151-152 A.D., ref: RIC III 886,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 08, 2019
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die47 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (14 mm, 5.57 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow; roaring lion left countermark.
R: Incuse punch; stylized facing lion in reverse punch.
3 commentsNemonaterFeb 08, 2019
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die40 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (14 mm, 5.57 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow; bankers marks.
R: Incuse punch; roaring lion left.
- Carradice IV B, pl. XIII, 35.
2 commentsNemonaterFeb 08, 2019
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S.905 Offa (Duda)8 viewsPenny of Offa, king of Mercia 757-796
Moneyer: Duda
Mint: Probably London
S. 905
O: + OFFA + REX +
R: + D V D

Ex- CNG
NapFeb 08, 2019
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S.856 Ćthelred I (Ćthelred)8 viewsSceat of Ćthelred I, king of Northumbria, second reign 789-796
Moneyer: unknown (or Ćthelred, or Eotberht)
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 856
Phase Ia
O: +AEDILRED R
R: +AEDILRED

An unusual "double obverse" coin of Aethelred I. Several of these exist and they have similar die pairs. They could represent a mule of two obverses, or Aethelred could be a moneyer who is fairly poorly represented. The other possibility is another moneyer by the name of Eotberht, who is known from a single unique coin in the Lyon collection, but whose obverse, while not a die match to this coin, is very similar.

Ex- CNG
NapFeb 08, 2019
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562 viewsAnonymous; c.211 BC
AE as
Obv Janiform head
Rev "ROMA"
Prow right
Rome mint
Crawford 56/2
mauseusFeb 07, 2019
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1931 viewsTurd; c.169-158 BC
AE as
Obv Janiform head
Rev "TVRD ROMA"
Prow right
Rome mint
Crawford 193/1
mauseusFeb 07, 2019
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3851 viewsM Voltei M F c.78 BC
AR denarius
Obv Laureate head of Jupiter right
Rev "M VOLTEI M F"
Tetrastyle temple of Jupiter
Rome mint
Crawford 385/1
mauseusFeb 07, 2019
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4945 viewsL Musidius Longus c.42 BC
AR denarius
Obv "CONCORDIA"
Veiled head of Concordia right
Rev "L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS"
Shrine of Venus Cloacina inscribed CLOACIN
Rome mint
Crawford 494/42a
3 commentsmauseusFeb 07, 2019
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Thessalonica3 viewsJulius Caesar & Augustus
AE 21 mm
Thessalonica
RPC I 1554
mauseusFeb 07, 2019
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0546, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT COS II, Fides standing right, S-C,18 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0546, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT COS II, Fides standing right, S-C,
avers: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: TR POT COS II, Fides standing right, holding corn-ears and dish of fruit, S-C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 31,5-32,5mm, weight: 23,86g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 139 A.D., ref: RIC III 546,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 07, 2019
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Litra circa 465-450 BC 12mm 0.58g 11h9 viewsBridled horse standing right,wreath above/Forepart of man-headed bull right.2 commentsGrant HFeb 07, 2019
18_03_1_1_-a1_06_-07_,_Anonymous_I__(Béla_II_,_(1131-1141_A_D_)),_AR-Den_,_H-082,_CNH_I_-069,_U-051,_Q-001,_3h,_10,2mm,_0,20g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.03.1.1./a1.06./07., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #0125 viewsCÁC II. 18.03.1.1./a1.06./07., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #01
avers: Central point with small crosses above and below, vertical columns to the left and right, horizontal lines outside the columns, crescents at ends of the columns and the lines, crosses in the fields formed by the columns and lines, points at top and bottom.
reverse: Lines and crescents instead of a legend, cross with points.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,2mm, weight: 0,20g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-082, CNH I.-069, Unger-051,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.03.1.1./a1.06./07.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 07, 2019
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CÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.07./70., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #0117 viewsCÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.07./70., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #01
avers: Central point with small crosses above and below, vertical columns to the left and right, horizontal lines outside the columns, crescents at ends of the columns and the lines, crosses in the fields formed by the columns and lines, points at top and bottom.
reverse: Lines and crescents instead of a legend, cross with points.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,2-10,5mm, weight: 0,20g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-082, CNH I.-069, Unger-051,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.03.1.1./c2.07./70.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 07, 2019
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JUDAEA--ANTONIUS FELIX 2 views JUDAEA--ANTONIUS FELIX (Procurator of Judaea under Claudius)
52-59 AD
AE Prutah 16 mm, 1.84 g
OBV:two oblong shields and two spears crossed
REV:six-branched palm bearing two bunches of dates
laneyFeb 07, 2019
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GETA as Caesar2 viewsGeta, as Caesar: 198-209 AD
AE 19 mm, 3.36 g
O: Youthful, draped bust right.
R: Lion walking right.
Thrace, Pautalia; cf Varbanov 5391 var. (reverse inverted legend)

laneyFeb 07, 2019
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22007 Aurelian/Fides1 viewsAurelian, Antoninianus/Fides
270-275,
Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: FIDES MIL_ITVM
Emperor standing right, scepter in left hand, receiving globe from
Jupiter standing left, scepter in left hand
C * in exergue
Mint: Cyzicus 24.2mm 3.2g
RIC V-1, 344 Cyzicus; Sear 11536
Blayne WFeb 07, 2019
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22060 Aurelian/Sol7 viewsAurelian/Sol
Aurelian AE Ant Aurelian AD 270-275 AE Antoninianus
Obv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG –
Radiate bust right, cuirassed.
Rev: ORIENS AVG
Sol advancing left, holding globe and right hand raised in salute; the captive on left is being tread upon, the other captive looks at this.
SXXI in Exergue
Mint:Ticinum 22.6mm 3.2g
Gobl 70a2 Ticinum
2 commentsBlayne WFeb 07, 2019
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22061 Aurelian/Sol5 viewsAurelian/Sol
Obv-IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG Radiate
cuirassed bust right.
Rev-ORIENS AVG
Sol advancing left, holding globe and right hand raised in salute; a captive on each side.
* in Left field, S in Exergue
Mint: Siscia 20.7mm 3.2g
RIC V-1, 254 Siscia
Blayne WFeb 07, 2019
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RIC 0804 Domitianus10 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium.
AE/Dupondius (27.88 mm 14.720 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
RIC 804 (C), BMCRE 479, BNF 512
Purchased from Henzen on MA Shops
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianusFeb 07, 2019
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1794 AE Halfpenny Token. Chichester, Sussex3 viewsObverse: QUEEN ELIZABETH •. Three-quarter facing crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth I right, sceptre resting on her right shoulder.
Reverse: CHICHESTER HALFPENNY •. View of Chichester Cross; in exergue, 1794.
Edge: PAYABLE AT DALLY'S CHICHESTER + + + +.
Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 6
Dalton & Hamer: 15

This token was manufactured by Peter Kempson in Birmingham and the dies were engraved by Thomas Wyon. Little is known about the issuer of the token, seemingly to have been Dally and Son who were drapers in Chichester in the 18th century.

Chichester Cross is an elaborate perpendicular market cross standing at the intersection of the four principal streets in the centre of the city of Chichester, West Sussex. According to the inscription upon it, this cross was built by Edward Story, Bishop of Chichester from 1477 to 1503, but little is known for certain and the style and ornaments of the building suggest that it may date from the reign of Edward IV. It was apparently built so that the poor people should have somewhere to sell their wares, and as a meeting point. An earlier wooden cross had been erected on the same site by Bishop Rede (1369-1385). The stone cross, which underwent repairs during the reign of Charles II and again in 1746, still stands to this day.
3 comments*AlexFeb 07, 2019
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John II Billion Aspron Trachy SBCV-19434 viewsSimonFeb 07, 2019
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Caracalla AR-Antoninianus, Not in RIC IV-I,8 viewsCaracalla AR-Antoninianus, Not in RIC IV-I,
7h,21-23mm,5,65g
3 commentsKaroly K2Feb 07, 2019
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Caracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, Not in RSC,4 viewsCaracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, Not in RSC,
0h,17,1-17,7mm,3,10g
1 commentsKaroly K2Feb 07, 2019
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Caracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, RSC-195a,8 viewsCaracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, RSC-195a,
0h,18,1-19,1mm,2,95g
2 commentsKaroly K2Feb 07, 2019
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Caracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, 5 viewsCaracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I,
0h,17,2-18,1mm,3,40g
2 commentsKaroly K2Feb 07, 2019
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SELEUKID KINGDOM--(02) ANTIOCHOS II THEOS2 views261-246 BC
Ć 15.5mm, 4.01 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo r.
R: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Tripod; monograms to outer l. and r., anchor in exergue.
laneyFeb 07, 2019
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091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), Antioch, Göbl 1619f, RIC V-I Not in, AR-Antoninianus, */-//--, IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, #130 views091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), Antioch, Göbl 1619f, RIC V-I Not in, AR-Antoninianus, */-//--, IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, #1
avers: SALONINA AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent.
reverse: IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, holding scepter right and patera left. Peacock at feet left. Star in left field.
exergue: */-//--, diameter: 20,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,30 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Antioch, date: 253-260 A.D., ref: RIC V-I Not in RIC, Göbl-1619f,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransFeb 07, 2019
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11.08. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.08./d1.06./42., H-038, CNH I.-046, U-029, #0123 views11.08. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.08./d1.06./42., H-038, CNH I.-046, U-029, #01
avers: +CALMAN RE, crossleted cross in a circle of dots with lines in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: +LADISLAVS RE (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,0 mm, weight: 0,39 g, axis: 5h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-038, CNH I.-046, Unger-029, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.08./d1.06./42.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 07, 2019
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Andronicus AE Trachy SBVC-1985 DOC 30 2 views
Full length figure of Virgin nimbate. Wearing tunic ans maphorion standing on gias holding nimbate Christ at breast.

REV Full lenghth figure of emperor on l. being crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma , divitision collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type holds in r. hand labarum headed sceptre and in l. Gl Cr. Christ wears tunic and kolobion holds gospels in l. hand. Var B Three jewels between colar piece and waist
SimonFeb 07, 2019
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John II Comnenus AV Hyperpyron, Constantinople Mint SBCV-1938;7 views1 commentsSimonFeb 07, 2019
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Manuel I AE Trachy S-1966 DOC 13 6 views
Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion. Seated upon a throne without back, holds gospels in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

Rev Full length figure of the Emperor bearded on l. crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed sceptre and in l. gl cr. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion
1 commentsSimonFeb 07, 2019
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John II Billion Trachy S-1944 DOC 10 2 views
IC XC Bust of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion holds gospel in l. hand , pellets in the limbs of the nimbate cross.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of the simplified type holds in r. hand sceptre cruciger. Note Var A has transverse stroke on shaft shaft and 5 jewel collar piece.28mm

This example is "as struck"it has an very unusual amount of silver much more than ever expected. Coin has been previosly thought to be electum.
SimonFeb 07, 2019
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Aemilian, Antoninianus12 viewsAemilian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped bust right

Reverse:
SPES PVBLICA
Spes advancing left, holding wreath and palm.

RIC IViii 10, C 47
3 commentsHarry GFeb 06, 2019
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LYDIA, SARDES3 views2nd - 1st Century BC
AE 14.5 mm, 3.64 g
O:Head of Apollo right
R: SARDI/ANWN either side of club within oak leaf wreath
Lydia, Sardes
laneyFeb 06, 2019
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POSTHUMOUS CONSTANTINE I1 viewsPOSTHUMOUS CONSTANTINE I
307 - 337 AD
Posthumous issue, ca. 337-340 AD.
AE 13 mm 1.50g
O: Veiled, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: Constantine veiled, to right in quadriga, the hand of God reaching down to him
laneyFeb 06, 2019
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MYSIA, PERGAMON (SEMI-AUTONOMOUS)1 views1st - 2nd Cent. AD
15 mm, 3.08 g
O: Draped bust of the Senate right
R: Turreted bust of Roma right;
laneyFeb 06, 2019
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MYSIA, PERGAMON (SEMI-AUTONOMOUS)1 views1st - 2nd Cent. AD
AE 14.5 mm, 2.71 g
O: Draped bust of Senate, right
R: Turreted bust of Roma, right; monogram before
laneyFeb 06, 2019
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MYSIA, PERGAMON (SEMI-AUTONOMOUS)3 views1st - 2nd Cent. AD
15.5 mm, 2.41 g
O: Draped bust of the Senate right
R: Turreted bust of Roma right; monogram before
laneyFeb 06, 2019
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MYSIA, PERGAMON (SEMI-AUTONOMOUS)1 views MYSIA, PERGAMON (SEMI-AUTONOMOUS)
1st - 2nd Cent. AD
16.5 mm, 3.87 g
O: Draped bust of the Senate right
R: Turreted bust of Roma right;
laneyFeb 06, 2019
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MYSIA, PERGAMON (SEMI-AUTONOMOUS)3 views1st - 2nd Cent. AD
15 mm max., 1.56 g
O: Draped bust of the Senate right
R: Turreted bust of Roma right
laneyFeb 06, 2019
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MYSIA, PERGAMON (SEMI-AUTONOMOUS)2 views60-150 AD
AE 16.8 mm, 3.0e g
O: ΘEON CVNKΛHTOC, bust of the Senate right , monogram before
R: ΘEAN PΩ - MHN, turreted bust of Roma right; monogram before.
Mysia,, Pergamon
laneyFeb 06, 2019
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Constantin Nicomedia 1 viewsDivus Constantine I, AE4, c. 342, First Group, Nicomedia, Officina 1
Obv.: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG
Veiled head right.
Rev.: IVST-VEN MEM
Aequitas draped standing l., holding balance in r. hand, scroll in left.
SMNA in exergue

RIC VIII 45 (Nicomedia)
14mm, 1,23g
klausklageFeb 06, 2019
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Probus6 viewsDetail of Bust F23Julianus of PannoniaFeb 06, 2019
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Probus2 viewsDetail of Bust B10 var. 2Julianus of PannoniaFeb 06, 2019
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22057 Aurelian/Jupitor5 viewsAurelian/Jupitor
Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: IOVI CONSER,
Emperor standing right, holding short sceptre, receiving globe from Jupiter, standing left, resting on vertical sceptre.
*P in exergue
Mint:Siscia 21.5mm 3.9g
RIC V-1, 225 Siscia.
Blayne WFeb 06, 2019
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22056 Aurelian/Jupitor4 viewsAurelian/Jupitor
Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI
Jupiter on right and facing left, presents globe to Aurelian opposite.
*T in Exergue
Mint:Siscia 24.3mm 4.5g
RIC V-1, 227 Siscia
Blayne WFeb 06, 2019
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22055 Aurelian/Concordia5 viewsAurelian/Concordia
Obv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate cuirassed bust
Rev: CONCORDIA MILITVM
Emperor and Concordia clasping hands.
S in Centre XXIP in Exergue
Mint: Siscia 22.1 mm 4g
RIC V-1, 244 Siscia; Sear 11523
Blayne WFeb 06, 2019
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1999 ISAAC COMNENUS OF CYPRUS AG TETARTERON S-1999 DOC 10B CLBC 6.3.7 2 views

OBV Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; r hand raised in benediction holds scroll in l. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor on RIGHT. crowned by virgin nimbate on l.. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in L hand scepter cruciger and in r. anexikakia. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 18.72mm

Weight 2.9gm

This issues in Cyprus have a small amount of silver in them 1.5% make them more related to the Metropolitan issue of the empire.

DOC list 1 examples with a weight of 2.84 gm and sized at 19mm

This issue is considered to be very rare, 5/5 , Grierson considers it to be an error of S-1998 and I must agree, still a wonderful piece to add to my collection
SimonFeb 06, 2019
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1978 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1978 DOC 21 CLBC 4.4.8 3 views

OBV Bust of Christ beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scrolls in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross
.
REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing uncertain dress (stemma, short military tunic, breastplate and sagion?) holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19mm
Weight 3.23gm

DOC lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 2.66 gm to 2.75 gm with sizes all 20mm

This coin differs from S-1981 not only by size but DOC notes a beard on Christ on S-1981 where as S-1978 is beardless , I however am finding that a difficult distinction to concur with, the beard on Christ can be a simple dot on his chin, however with this style of coins I am finding the lighter weight coins with perhaps a beard with one dot on chin in another example a series of dots making the beard, in these larger and heavier beards the dot on the chin is still there but not as distinct. Interesting to note that Hendy did not note a beard in his 1969 book but in his latter DOC works he does, the earlier catalogs such as Ratto do note a difference in the two styles because of the weight and beard.

This coin is a choice example Good Very Fine.
1 commentsSimonFeb 06, 2019
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1977 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.72 views
OBV Small neat letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated 5 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.40mm

Weight 2.8gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.
DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.

The rarer of the two monograms of Manuel, this coin is always heavier than the the other monogram coin. This example has a beautiful darkened highlights on a copper base.
SimonFeb 06, 2019
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Julia Domna, Cybele5 viewsAr denarius; 2.87g; 18.5mm

IVLIA-AVGVSTA
draped bust right

MATER-DEVM
Cybele, towered, standing left, holding
branch and drum, lion at feet left

RIC 566; RSC 128; BMC 49; Sear 6594
1 commentsRobin AyersFeb 06, 2019
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Struck A.D. 80 - 81 under Titus. DIVUS VESPASIAN. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome2 viewsObverse: DIVVS • AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS •. Laureate head of Vespasian facing right.
Reverse: No legend. SC on shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.1gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC II : 63 | VM : 102 | RSC : 497 | Sear : 2569
SCARCE

Vespasian (Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus) was born at Falacrinae on 17th November, A.D.9 and became emperor on 1st July, A.D.69. He died at Aquae Cutiliae on 23rd June, A.D.79 and was buried in the Mausoleum of Augustus. His remains were later transferred to the Temple of the Flavian Family.

EVENTS OCCURRING AT THE TIME THIS COIN WAS STRUCK
A.D.80
Titus completed and inaugurated the Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) with 100 days of games.
Gnaeus Julius Agricola began his invasion of Scotland.
A.D.81
The Arch of Titus was constructed in Rome.
1 comments*AlexFeb 06, 2019
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RIC 0299 Domitianus24 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, Radiate head right, with aegis
Rev : VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing leftt, foot on helmet, with parazonium and spear
AE/Dupondius (27.55 mm 12.190 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A D (1st issue)
RIC 299 (C), BMCRE 313, BNF 335
Purchased from Kölner Münzkabinett on Ma Shops
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusFeb 06, 2019
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RIC 0623b Domitianus.26 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; Flute and lyre players standing right (the second is near the altar); in background temple.
AE/As (28.88 mm 11.11 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 623a (C2), BMCRE 434-436, BNF 471-474
ex CNG Auction #84 lot 1007, from the John Bitner Collection
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusFeb 06, 2019
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Sarmatia, Olbia, Dittrich 833 viewsOlbia, 3rd-2nd century BC
AE 13, 2.19g, 12.76mm, 0°
obv. OL - BI
Tripod between
rev. Dolphin r., on each side a cap of the Dioscuri, 8-pointed star above
ref. Dittrich 83; Burachkov VI, 100, 101; AMNG I/1, pl. X, 31 (pic only)
very rare, F+, yellow brown patina
Pedigree:
ex Münzen-Ritter

Tripod and Dolphin are attributes of Apollo, probably Apollo Delphinios. And probably a temple for the Dioscuri, guardians of the sailors, has stood in Olbia too, as many finds of votive offerings are pointing out.

JochenFeb 06, 2019
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Bargylia, Karia2 views100 - 1 BC
AE12 (12.5 - 12.9 mm), 1.56 g
Forepart of Pegasos / Statue of Artemis Kindyas
SNGCop - 176
Pekka KFeb 06, 2019
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Kyme, Aiolis3 views198 - 190 BC
AE17 (16.4 - 17.3 mm), 3.44 g
Bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder /
Single-handled cup
magistrate: Zoilos
SNGCop - 108, Lindgren - 398
Pekka KFeb 06, 2019
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Nero, Caesarea, Samaria3 views54 - 68 AD, dated year 14 = 68 AD
AE21 (20.4 - 21.2 mm), 9.97 g
Laureate head right /
male figure standing left.
RPC I - 4862
Pekka KFeb 06, 2019
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Laodikea, Phrygia5 views14 - 37 AD
AE14 (13.7-14.0mm) 2.79g
Bust of Apolllo right / Altar above headdress of Isis
RPC I - 2909
1 commentsPekka KFeb 06, 2019
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Mesembria, Thrace1 views278 - 250 BC
AE22 (20.5 - 21.2 mm), 7.34 g
Attic helmet right / shield (or wheel)
HGC3 - 1571
Pekka KFeb 06, 2019
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H-330 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-330, CNH I.-262, U-242, AR-Obulus, #0221 viewsH-330 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-330, CNH I.-262, U-242, AR-Obulus, #02
avers: G Є, Crowned bust left, holding a cross, pellet both side of the crown, a border of dots.
reverse: Falcon swooping on a rabbit, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,5mm, weight: 0,16g, axis: 6h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Huszár-330, CNH I.-262, Unger-242,
Q-002
1 commentsquadransFeb 06, 2019
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Julia Domna, Markianopolis 13 viewsMarkianopolis, Moesia
Ae : 4.73g

IOVLIA DO/MNA CEP
Draped bust right

MAPKIAN/OPAITWN

Herakles, naked, standing right, strangling the Namean lion

Moushmov 419; AMNG 606; Tachella 8 in RN 1893

1 commentsRobin AyersFeb 06, 2019
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Thasos, Islands off Thrace 19 viewsPurchased from FORVM
Silver obol, SNG Cop 1020 - 1021; SNG Lockett 1224; SNG Fitz 1811; Rosen 146; HGC 6 337; Traité II 1750; Le Rider Thasiennes 9 var. (dolphins reversed), gVF, nice metal for issue, 0.512g, 10.46mm, 180o, Thasos mint, c. 435 - 411 B.C.; obverse dolphin right above dolphin left; three pellets around; reverse quadritpartite incuse square; ex CNG auction 231 (14 Apr 2010), lot 18
4 commentsRobin AyersFeb 06, 2019
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L Flaminius Chilo, Republic Denarius17 viewsL. Flaminius Chilo
At 3.48g; 18-20mm
Crawford 302/1

ROMA
Helmeted head of Roma right, X below chin

L. FLAMINI CILO
Victory driving biga right, holding reigns and wreath
2 commentsRobin AyersFeb 06, 2019
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Trajan, she-wolf12 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD
Ae Quadrans; 15-16mm; 2.47g
Rome
Ric II 692; BMVRE 1060; Cohen -
Pro. Uncleared lot

IMP CAES NERVA TRIAN AVG
Laureate bust right

She-wolf walking right
SC in exergue
Robin AyersFeb 06, 2019
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Julia Donna, Ceres7 viewsAr Denarius; 3.35g; 17-18mm

IVLIA DO-MNA AVG
draped bust right

CERER FRVG
Ceres standing left, holding two corn ears and lighted torch

RIC 616A; RSC 13a
Emesa Mint
2 commentsRobin AyersFeb 06, 2019
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Huszár 569, Pohl 114-3, Unger 443c, Réthy II 116, Frynas H.26.49 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .49 g., 15.12 mm. max., 0°

Obv: + mARIE • R • VnGARIE [antiqua-style letters A without interior bar], crown with interior cross hatching. A with an interior crossbar below.

Rev: + mOnETA • mARIA [antiqua-style letters A without interior bar], Patriarchal.

As both sides carry a titular legend, there is no consensus regarding obverse and reverse. The fullest legend on the side identified by Huszár and Pohl as the obverse (the side with the crown) is + mARIE D G R VnGARIE (although most coins are missing at least the first G). The fullest legend on the side identified by Unger, Réthy, Frynas and Gyöngyössy as the obverse (the side with the patriarchal cross) is + mOnETA mARIE R V. Since the letters R V are so often omitted from the cross side, Toma accepts the crown side as the obverse.

The type was struck in 1384-1395 (per Huszár, with Unger and Frynas agreeing that it incepted in 1384) or in 1385-1395 (per Pohl), and is traditionally viewed as the last of three denarii struck by Maria. More recently, it has been viewed as the second type struck by her (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 566), in 1383-1385 (per Gyöngyössi and Toma). This coin, with an antiqua-style letter A with interior bar privy mark below the crown, was struck in Székesfehérvár/Alba Regia in 1386-1395 (per Pohl).

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of this type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Toma lists just one coin with the A with interior bar privy mark (Pohl 114-3). The legend combination on this coin is not recorded by Toma.
Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard, one of which occurs among two identified coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). The design combination on this coin appears to be Toma A/b (crown A is linked only with crosses a and b; cross b is linked only with crowns A and B).

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. The legend combination described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl; in Unger and Réthy, and in Frynas, all differ.
1 commentsStkpFeb 06, 2019
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Same reverse die,Corinth left,Leukas right.4 viewsGrant HFeb 05, 2019
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Differnt obverse die,Corinth left,Leukas right with same reverse die.3 views1 commentsGrant HFeb 05, 2019
Lodovicus-I__(1342-1382_AD),_H-538,_C2-86,_U-436,_P-77,_AR-Obulus,_R-E-X,_Lily,_1346-57_AD,_Q-001,_10h,_11,5mm,_0,19g-s.jpg
029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Obulus, H-538, C2-86, U-436, P-77, Rare! #0120 views029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Obulus, H-538, C2-86, U-436, P-77, Rare! #01
avers: R Є X, Hungarian-Anjou shield, the border of dots.
reverse: Large lily, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5mm, weight: 0,19g, axis: 10h,
mint: Hungary, , date: 1346-1367 A.D.(by Pohl), ref: Huszár-538, CNH-2-086, Unger-436, Pohl-77,
Q-001

Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou
1 commentsquadransFeb 05, 2019
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Tiberius tribute penny25 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

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

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.14g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Numismatica Prados
1 commentsJay GT4Feb 05, 2019
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Hostilian, Viminacium, Moesia3 viewsAE 25.07-27.44 mm 11.9g
251 AD
OBV: C VAI HOST M QVINTVS CAE. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: PMS C-OL VIM. Moesia standing, head left. stand
EX: ANXII, Viminacium, Moesia
REF: AMNG 148

Die size 23 mm
JohnnyFeb 05, 2019
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MYSIA, PERGAMON (SEMI-AUTONOMOUS, FLAVIAN ERA)3 viewsca 80 - 96 AD (Flavian Era; Medal of Kephalion?)
AE 20 mm, 3.22 g
O: ΘΕΑ ΡωΜΗ ΕΠΙ CΤΡΑ ΚεΦΑΛΙωΝΟC, draped bust of Roma right, wearing 2-pointed crown and chignon
R: ΘΕΟΝ CΥΝΚΛΗΤΟΝ, draped bust of Senate right, wreath to right.
Mysia, Pergamon; RPC II, 145, 923; SNG France 1996
laneyFeb 05, 2019
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Script test post.6 views𐢛𐢃𐢁𐢑 ← → RBAL - Rabbel

𐢄𐢓𐢑𐢞 ← → GMLT - Gamilat

Rulers found on Nabataean coins.

𐢇𐢛𐢞𐢞 ← → HRTT - Aretas
𐢄𐢓𐢑𐢞 ← → GMLT - Gamilat
𐢇𐢑𐢅𐢈 ← → HLDW - Huldu
𐢒𐢑𐢏𐢈 ← → MLKW - Malichus
𐢗𐢃𐢅𐢞 ← → OBDT - Obodas
𐢛𐢃𐢁𐢑 ← → RBAL - Rabbel
𐢝𐢚𐢌𐢑𐢞 ← → SQYLT - Shaqilat

𐢝𐢕𐢞 ← → SNT - Shanat - Year

𐢊𐢛𐢇 ← → HRH - Hetrahe - 1 - One
𐢊𐢛𐢇𐢏𐢑 ← → HRHKL - Hetrahekal - 2 - Two
𐢞𐢑𐢞 ← → TLT - Talat - 3 - Three
𐢁𐢛𐢃𐢗 ← → ARBO - Arbo - 4 - Four

𐢝𐢞 ← → ST - Shat - 6 - Six
𐢜𐢃𐢗 ← → SBO - Shabo - 7 - Seven


𐢗𐢝𐢅 ← → OSR - Oshara - 10 - Ten
Gil-galadFeb 05, 2019
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Julia Domna Denarius R: Vesta9 viewsObv. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust of Julia Domna right,
Rev. VESTA, Vesta standing left, holding Palladium and sceptre.
Sear 7108; RIC (Caracalla) 390; RSC 230.

All of the examples I have seen (only about 120+) have the reverse legend arranged 'V-E-S-T-A', or sometimes 'VE-S-T-A', whereas this example, perhaps uniquely for this die, has the arrangement 'VES-TA'.
In any case, a particularly attractive example, with a nicely detailed palladium.
1 commentsOldMoneyFeb 05, 2019
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Domitian RIC-623b36 viewsĆ As, 10.13g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 623b (C2). BMC 434.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; S C in exergue; Domitian stg. l., sacrificing over altar; to l., flute player and lyre player stg. r.; in background, temple, wreath in pediment
Acquired from Künker, January 2019. Ex Heinrich Pilartz Münzhandlung.

In October 88 AD Domitian held the Secular Games, a festival featuring theatrical performances and circus games accompanied by six various daytime and nighttime religious ceremonies. The games marked the transition from one era (saeculum) to another and were supposedly held once every 110 years, or the maximum span of a human lifetime, making them a 'once in a lifetime' event. Domitian conducted his games on the Augustan calculation, rejecting the formula for the Claudian games held in 47 AD. The festival was important enough to interrupt the normal striking of reverse types on the coinage and for the mint to produce a new unique issue commemorating the event both in precious metal and bronze. The precious metal designs tended to be symbolic while the bronze were more narrative in nature, focusing on the various religious sacrifices that were at the heart of the games.

The reverse on this as features a daytime victimless sacrifice of cakes to Apollo and Diana on the sixth and last day of the celebrations, held in front of an unidentified hexastyle temple somewhere on the Palatine. The stylised nature of the reverse's design makes it difficult to pinpoint the temple in question. The generic decorative wreath in the pediment offers no clues. Another variant of the type (RIC 623a) has an eagle in the pediment, perhaps an indication the engravers were not intending to depict a specific temple at all. The scene could stand alone and be an excellent representation for all the religious ceremonies of the games. The main message of the design is to show the Roman people that Domitian provided and responsibly held the Secular Games. The fact this type was struck in fairly large quantities hints it was an important piece of Domitianic propaganda.

Struck on a large flan in fine style.
5 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 05, 2019
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032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.), from Thuroczi Kronika, 1488 A.D.14 views032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.),
from Thuroczi Kronika, 1488 A.D.

quadransFeb 05, 2019
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032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.s., P-127-11, #0127 views032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-592, C2-135B, U-461.s., P-127-11, #01
avers: ✠ m•ALBЄRTI•R•VnGARIЄ••, Patriarchal Cross, K-P, in a circle, line border.
reverse: Four-part shield (Hungarian stripes in the middle, Czech lion, Austrian band, Moravian eagle around), the border of dots,
exergue, mint mark: K/P//-- , diameter: 13,5-14,0mm, weight: 0,48g, axis: 4h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica, Konrad Polner by Pohl), date:1440 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-592, CNH-2-135B, Unger-461.s., Pohl-127-11,
Q-001
This coin was struck under the Interregnum I. (1439-1440 A.D.) with the name of Abert!
1 commentsquadransFeb 05, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Antony Legion II Denarius5 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius, 44-31 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.64g; 17mm).
Military Mint traveling with Antony, 32-1 BCE.

Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C; galley facing right.

Reverse: LEG II; Aquilia between two standards.

References: Crawford 544/14; Sydenham 1216; HCRI 349; BMCRR East 190-92; Antonia 105.

Provenance: Ex Pat Coyle Coll. [Goldberg Auction 69 (29 May 2012) Lot 3471]; NAC 40 (16 May 2007), Lot 624.

Produced by Antony in the lead-up to his final defeat at Actium by Octavian’s navy (commanded by Agrippa), the legionary series was a huge issue that recognized 23 legions under Antony’s command. These coins would continue to circulate throughout the Empire for several centuries after Antony’s loss, partly because their notoriously debased silver discouraged hoarding. Forty examples of the LEG II variety appeared in the 1905 Delos hoard of 604 Antony Legionary denarii, making it one of the most common varieties of the series.

The Legio II was likely a legion that was disbanded after Actium.
2 commentsCarausiusFeb 05, 2019
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov-102 - Bronze Tetrachalk5 viewsEnd of 2nd – beginning of 1st century B.C.
3.38 gm, 19.45 mm
Obv: Laurate head of Apollo right with hair in bun and a decorated ribbon
Rev.: Upright anchor with thin flukes, its body represented as a sketch of two parallel lines and a thin straight stock; IH to left, crayfish to right; ΛΛ beneath stock
Topalov Apollonia p.525-7, 1-6 var.; p.626-7, 102 var., p.812; HGC 1341; SNG Bulgaria 2, 479-480

The letters IH replaced the A of Apollonia near the end of the 2nd century B.C. and is thought to be an abbreviation of IHTPOY (Healer) with the full meaning: “coins of the town of the god Healer”. The Healer or Bright Healer are epithets of Apollo.

Topalov Type 102: Bronze Tetrachalk(?) (end of the 2nd-beginning of the 1st c. B.C.) of the type “Apollo’s head with a bun of hair – upright anchor with thin flukes, IH, crab"
Obv.: Laurate head of Apollo right with hair in bun and a decorated ribbon
Rev.: Upright anchor with thin flukes, its body represented as a sketch of two parallel lines and a thin straight stock; IH to left, crayfish to right.
JaimelaiFeb 05, 2019
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0566, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, S/C//--, Caduceus, two crossed cornucopiae, #127 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0566, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, S/C//--, Caduceus, two crossed cornucopiae, #1
avers: M COMMOD ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT PP, Laureate head right.
reverse: TEMP FELIC P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, Caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae, S-C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 26,5-28,0 mm, weight: 17,12 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 190 A.D., ref: RIC III 566, C-722, BMCRE 655, Sear 5807var.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransFeb 05, 2019
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15.03. László II., (Ladislaus II.), King of Hungary, (1162-1163 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 15.03./a3.01./10., H-059, CNH I.-096-097, U--, Rare! #0126 views15.03. László II., (Ladislaus II.), King of Hungary, (1162-1163 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 15.03./a3.01./10., H-059, CNH I.-096-097, U--, Rare! #01
avers: + LADISLAU DE (starting from down, and left to right), Crowned head facing, the border of dots.
reverse: Cross in quadrilobe, line border.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 9,2mm, weight: 0,10g, axis:11h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-059, CNH I.-096-097, Unger--,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 15.03./a3.01./10., Rare!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 04, 2019
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Alexander of Macedon - Tetradrachm of Amphipolis3 viewsDenomination: Tetradrachm
Era: After 323 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Hercules in Lion Scalp

Reverse: Jupiter seated l. holding staff in l. eagle in r. ΑΛΕΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ along r. paralell with staff. Torch mintmark of amphipolis

Mint: Amphipolis
Weight: 3.87 gm.
Reference: Muller 81 var.
Provenance: NFA Summer Mail Bid Sale, June 27, 1986, lot 202; Ex Superior Stamp and Coin Co., Inc. Dr Walter Lee Crouch Collection, June 13-16, 1977, lot 2577

Remarkable obverse style. GVF.
1 commentsSteve B5Feb 04, 2019
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(0355) JULIAN II (as Caesar)2 viewsCaesar: 355 –360
Augustus: 360 -- 361.
Sole Augustus: 361 –363
AE 16 mm, 2.12 g
O: IVLIANVS NOB C; bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO emperor spearing fallen horseman;
laneyFeb 04, 2019
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(0326) CRISPUS3 views326-327 AD
AE follis 19mm, 3.15g
O: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left
R: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Campgate, two turrets, seven layers, star above,no doors, dot in doorway, SMANTZ in exe.
Antioch mint; RIC VII 72
laneyFeb 04, 2019
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(0317) LICINIUS II as Caesar4 views317 - 324 AD
AE 18 mm, 2.31 g
O: D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, diademed bust left with mappa & scepter
R: IOVI CONS ERVATORI CAESS Jupiter standing, head left, holdimg Victory on globe, captive at feet, D to right, SMANT in ex.
Antioch mint
laneyFeb 04, 2019
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Troas, Alexandreia, Maximinus I, Bellinger A364 2 viewsMaximinus I, AD 235-238
AE 27, 8.92g, 27.4mm, 180°
obv. IMP MAXIMI - MVS PI A (S revers)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. A - V
in ex. TROAS
Horse grazing r., before a plant, behind tree
ref. Bellinger A364 (Type 40); cf. SNG München 111; BMCT 134; not in Troas, Copenhagen, von Aulock, Tübimgen, Hunt,
Turkey
very rare, F+, well centered, encrustations
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

Here too before the horse a plant(?) is visible.
JochenFeb 04, 2019
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Troas, Alexandreia, civic issue, Bellinger A486 cf.1 viewsAlexandreia, AD 138-268
AE 22, 4.84g
obv. [COL] - ALEX TRO
City goddess (Tyche), draped and wearing mural crown, r., Vexillum over r. shoulder
rev. COL AVG
Horse grazing r., plant(?) before
ref. Bellinger A486 (Type 39) var. (in ex TROAD); SNG von Aulock 1466; SNG Copenhagen 108-113
VF+, dark brown patina

The rev. alludes to the 1st founder myth of Alexandreia. It is not only a grazing horse, but it has found an object (plant? well?)
JochenFeb 04, 2019
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Troas, Alexandreia, Bellinger 118 cf.4 viewsAlexandreia, 241-228 BC
AE 16, 3.14g, 16.42mm, 180°
struck probably under Seleukos II (265-226 BC)
obv. Laureate head of Apollo l.
rev. ALEZA
Horse grazing l.
in ex. thunderbolt
ref. cf. Bellinger A118; SNG Copenhagen 81
About VF, sand patina

The coin alludes to the 1st founder myth of Alexandreia. The thunderbolt could be a hint that Zeus has played a role.
1 commentsJochenFeb 04, 2019
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MYSIA, PERGAMON--AUTONOMOUS SERIES1 viewsca 40 - 60 AD
AE 16 mm, 3.15 g
O: ΘEON CYN−KΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right
R: ΘEAN PΩ−MHN, turreted and draped bust of Roma right
Mysia, Pergamon mint; cf , RPC I 2374; BMC Mysia p. 134, 205; SGICV 4910
laneyFeb 04, 2019
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JUDAEA--ANTONIUS FELIX (Procurator of Judaea under Claudius)5 views52-59 AD
AE Prutah 16 mm, 2.06 g
OBV:two oblong shields and two spears crossed
REV:six-branched palm bearing two bunches of dates
laneyFeb 04, 2019
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JUDAEA--PORCIUS FESTUS (Procurator under Nero)2 viewsca 59 - 62 AD
Ć Prutah 15 mm, 1.38 g
Palm leaf / Legend within wreath
laneyFeb 04, 2019
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JUDAEA--PORCIUS FESTUS (Procurator under Nero)2 viewsca 59 - 62 AD
Ć Prutah 16 mm, 2.62 g
Palm leaf / Legend within wreath
laneyFeb 04, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Marcius, AR Denarius - Crawford 245/15 viewsRome, The Republic.
M. Marcius, 134 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.95g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma facing right; modius behind; * below chin.

Reverse: Victory in biga galloping right; two wheat ears and M-MAR-C below; RO-MA in exergue.

References: Crawford 245/1; Sydenham 500; BMCRR 1008-13; Marcia 8.

One of the moneyer’s ancestors was an aedile in charge grain distribution to the Roman people, and the modius and wheat ears refer to this family connection.
1 commentsCarausiusFeb 04, 2019
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Thebai, Thessaly3 views302-286 BC
AE 19 (19mm, 5.53g)
O: Wreathed and veiled head of Demeter left, within dotted border.
R: Bridled horse prancing right; ΘHBAIΩN above, X below.
Rogers 552; BCD Thessaly II, 762.1-2; SNG Munchen 185
From the BCD collection; ex Aegean Numismatics

1 commentsEnodiaFeb 04, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Prawn Series, AR Denarius - Crawford 156/13 viewsRome. The Republic.
Anonymous Prawn Series, 179-169 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.87g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma facing right; behind, X.

Reverse: Luna in biga galloping right; prawn below horses; in exergue, ROMA in linear frame.

References: Crawford 156/1; Sydenham 343; BMCRR 585.

Provenance: Ex Frederick S. Knobloch Collection [Stack's, 3-4 May 1978, Lot 97].
1 commentsCarausiusFeb 04, 2019
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Huszár 569 var., Pohl 114-1 var., Unger 443a var., Réthy II 116 var., Frynas H.26.4 var.4 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .51 g., 14.95 mm. max., 270°.

Obv: + mARIE • D • R • VnGARIE [Gothic-style letters A], crown with interior cross hatching.

Rev: + mO ... n ... mARIE • REI [Gothic-style letters A with interior bar], Patriarchal cross with pellets [overstrike].

As both sides carry a titular legend, there is no consensus regarding obverse and reverse. The fullest legend on the side identified by Huszár and Pohl as the obverse (the side with the crown) is + mARIE D G R VnGARIE (although most coins are missing at least the first G). The fullest legend on the side identified by Unger, Réthy, Frynas and Gyöngyössy as the obverse (the side with the patriarchal cross) is + mOnETA mARIE R V. Since the letters R V are so often omitted from the cross side, Toma accepts the crown side as the obverse.

The type was struck in 1384-1395 (per Huszár, with Unger and Frynas agreeing that it incepted in 1384) or in 1385-1395 (per Pohl), and is traditionally viewed as the last of three denarii struck by Maria. More recently, it has been viewed as the second type struck by her (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 566), in 1383-1385 (per Gyöngyössi and Toma).

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of this type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Toma lists seven variations among seventeen coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). The precise legend combination on this coin cannot be discerned due to the reverse over-strike.

Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard, one of which occurs among two identified coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). Neither the crown nor the cross comport with any recorded by Toma.
Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. The legend combination described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl; in Unger and Réthy, and in Frynas, all differ. This coin is an unusual variety both in terms of the cross-hatching on the obverse and the style of crown and cross
1 commentsStkpFeb 04, 2019
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1923 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1923 DOC 36 CLBC 2.4.4 3 views

OBV Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated on throne without back; r. hand raised in benediction holds Gospels in l.

REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. gl.cr.

Size 3.96

Weight 17.mm

A really nice example

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.)


DOC Catalog lists 4 examples with weights fairly consistent from 3.49 gm. to 3.99gm and size from 16mm to 18mm
SimonFeb 04, 2019
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1981 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1981 DOC 24 CLBC 4.4.12 1 views

OBV Bust of Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scrolls in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing uncertain dress (stemma, short military tunic, breastplate and sagion?) holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.8mm

Weight 2.0gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron.These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 19 examples with weights ranging from 1.28 gm to 2.75 gm with sizes from 16mm to 18mm.

Ex Forum Coin.
SimonFeb 03, 2019
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 8.35g Pegasi 132 but Pegasos flying left.3 viewsPegasos flying right/Helmeted head of Athena left stylis behind.Grant HFeb 03, 2019
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3259 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm 117-18 AD Tyche8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3259.18; Prieur 759; SNG BN 1405-6; SNG Levante –;

Issue First group

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r.; fillet border

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕωС (around) ΤΑΡ/СΕωΝ (in field l.)
Tyche of the City, turreted and veiled, seated, l., on diphros, holding palm and cornucopia; at her feet, river-god Kydnos, crowned with sedge, swimming, right

10.26 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Garth Drewry Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 69, 8 June 2005), lot 1137
2 commentsokidokiFeb 03, 2019
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1767 MYSIA, Germe Hadrian, Heracles standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1767; Ehling 75-82; von Aulock 7221; SNG BN - ; SNG Cop. -

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΑΥΓΟΥСΤΟС
Bare head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΓΕΡΜΗΝΩΝ
Heracles naked standing facing, head l., resting with r. hand on club, holding lion’s skin on left.

7.06 gr
19 mm
h
okidokiFeb 03, 2019
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CAMBRIDGE mint - quatrefoil type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer PVLFSIGE (= Wulfsige)1 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX ANGLOR X
Reverse: ✠ PVLFSIGE GRANT (ANT in monogram)
Ř = 17,50mm
Weight = 1,01 gram

Provenance:
•Ex CNG auction 433, lot 673, 28 November 2018
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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LINCOLN mint - short cross type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer PVLFPINE (= Wulfwine)4 viewsObverse: ✠ CNV• •T RC•X•
Reverse: ✠ PVL•FPINE ON LII
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 1,14 gram

Provenance:
•Ex CNG auction 433, lot 674, 28 November 2018
1 commentsRomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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YORK mint - pointed helmet type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer HILDOLF (=Hildolf)2 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVTR EX ANI
Reverse: ✠ HILDOLF M-O EOFR
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 0,99 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Dix Noonan Webb auction 14 November 2018, lot 420
•Ex F.J. Rist August 1999
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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Byzantine, Alexius I Comnenus, AE TETARTERON SBCV-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 31 viewsOBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger. Complete Inscription

Size 19mm

Weight 3.08

This is a perfect example , nicely centered and a full legend for Alexius, choice in all aspects.
SimonFeb 03, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 146-145 B.C2 viewsAE 16.53mm (Thickness 2.50mm), weight 3.59g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Braided, bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of Galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & daleph (D) above , Aradian era date 114 below.
AradosFeb 03, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.05.- (new)2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 10.39mm, 26.17mm, 15°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV [K L CEP] - CEVHROC P
Laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VPA [AVR GALLOV] NIKO - POLEITWN PROC / ICTRON
Demeter in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on
burning long torch and holding in extended r. hand grain ears over cista mystica with
raised lid from which snake is emerging l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018)
rev. No. HrHJ (2018) 8.14.5.- (nicht gelistet)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.38.11 (same die)
probably unpublished
F-/F, dark green patina

Because of the obv. portrait the governor is Aurelius Gallus.
JochenFeb 03, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.48.01 var. (rev. only)0 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 16, 2.67g, 16.97mm, 30°
obv. AV K M A - ANTWNI
Bust, draped and curassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Crescent with 4 stars
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.18.48.17 var. (has PROC IC)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.47.23 (same die)
F+
JochenFeb 03, 2019
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LINCOLN mint - short cross type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer SPERTEBRAD (= Swartbrand)1 viewsObverse: ✠ CNV T •RECX:
Reverse: ✠ SPER•TEBRΛD O LIN
Ř = 17,50mm
Weight = 0,98 gram

Provenance:
•Purchased from Copperbark Ltd, January 2019
•Ex Dix Noonan Webb, auction 12 November 2015, lot 44
•Ex Julian Birch collection
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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BATH mint - short cross type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer ĆGELPINE (= Aegelwine)3 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT •RECX:
Reverse: ✠ ĆGEL•PINE ON BΛ
Ř = 17mm
Weight = 1,10 gram

Provenance:
•Purchased from Anglo Saxon Coins, January 2019
•Ex CNG auction 106, lot 1096, 13 September 2017
•Ex AMR coins, March 2017
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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YORK mint - quatrefoil type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer CETEL (= Ketill)0 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX ANGLORV
Reverse: ✠ CETEL O EOFRP
Ř = 20mm
Weight = 1,06 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Classical Numismatic Group E-Auction 419, lot 537, 25 April 2018
•Ex Warszawskie Centrum Numizmatyczne auction 69, lot 64, 25 november 2017
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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YORK mint - quatrefoil type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer SNECOL (= Snćkollr)5 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX ANGLORVM
Reverse: ✠ SNECOL M-O EO
Ř = 20mm
Weight = 1,06 gram

Provenance:
•Purchased from J. Pedersen Mynthandel (Sweden), June 2018
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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LONDON mint - pointed helmet type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer LEOFPINE (=Lēofwine)2 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT∵ REX ANG
Reverse: ✠ LEOFPINE MO LVND
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 0,94 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Spink (USA) Numismatic Collector's Series Sale - auction 341, lot 225, 27-29 June 2018
•Ex Classical Numismatic Group E-Auction 410, lot 549, 29 November 2017
•Ex Norman Frank collection
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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LONDON mint - quatrefoil type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer EADPERD (= Ēadweard)1 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX ANGLOR
Reverse: ✠ AEDPER:D ON· LVND
Ř = 18,50mm
Weight = 1,05 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Spink (USA) Numismatic Collector's Series Sale - auction 341, lot 223, 27-29 June 2018
•Ex Spink (UK) auction 16005, lot 1122, 27 June 2016
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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LONDON mint - quatrefoil type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer GODA (= God/Goda)1 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX ANGLʘRV:
Reverse: ✠ GʘDA ʘN LVNDENEI
Ř = 19mm
Weight = 1,03 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Spink (USA) Numismatic Collector's Series Sale - auction 341, lot 224, 27-29 June 2018
•Ex Spink (UK) auction 16005, lot 1131, 27 June 2016
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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LONDON mint - short cross type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer GODGOD (= God/Goda)1 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT RECX A∵
Reverse: ✠ GODGOD ON LVNDE:
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 0,88 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Spink (USA) Numismatic Collector's Series Sale - auction 341, lot 227, 27-29 June 2018
•Ex Spink (UK) auction 16005, lot 1160, 27-29 June 2016
•Ex St. James Auctions Ltd auction 5, lot 67, 27 September 2006
•Ex Duke of Argyll Collection, purchased from Baldwin for 7/6d
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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LONDON mint - short cross type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer GODINC (= Gōding)2 viewsObverse: ✠ CNV··T RECX
Reverse: ✠ GODINC ON LVND
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 1,12 gram

Provenance:
•Purchased from Halls Hammered Coins, April 2018
•Ex Baldwin's Auctions Ltd auction 101, lot 3058, 28 September 2016
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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MALDON mint - quatrefoil type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer ĆLPINE (=Ćlfwine)2 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX ANGLORVM
Reverse: ✠ ĆLPINE ʘN MELDVN
Ř = 18,50mm
Weight = 1,04 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Spink auction 18012, The Williams collection part II: Anglo-Saxon and Viking coins, lot 178, July 2018
•Ex Dolphin coins, May 1995
•Probably Cambridge hoard
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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STAMFORD mint - pointed helmet type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer MOROLF (= Morulf)1 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX A
Reverse: ✠ MOROLF ON STA
Ř = 18,50mm
Weight = 0,99 gram

Provenance:
•Purchased from Mark Rasmussen, July 2018
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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YORK mint - pointed helmet type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer ASGOD (= Āsgautr)0 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX AN
Reverse: ✠ ASGOD M-O EOFR
Ř = 19mm
Weight = 1,02 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Baldwin's of St. James's auction 18, lot 105, 7 June 2018
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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WINCHESTER mint - short cross type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer GODPINE (=Gōdwīne)1 viewsObverse: ✠ CNV T RECX
Reverse: ✠ GODPINE ON PIN
Ř = 17,50mm
Weight = 1,16 gram

Provenance:
•Purchased from Saltford Coins, September 2018
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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LINCOLN mint - short cross type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer LIFINC (= Lēofing/Lȳfing)2 viewsObverse: ✠ CNV T REC∵
Reverse: ✠ LIFINC ON L•INC∵
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 1,11 gram

Provenance:
•Purchased from Halls Hammered Coins, April 2018
•Ex Lloyd Bennett, 2017
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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LINCOLN mint - short cross type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer GO•ODRIC (= Gōdrīc)2 viewsObverse: ✠ CNV T RECX
Reverse: ✠ GO•ODRIC ON LINC:
Ř = 19mm
Weight = 1,15 gram

Provenance:
•Purchased from Saltford Coins, September 2018
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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CHESTER mint - pointed helmet type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer LEOFPINE (= Lēofwine)0 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT RECX A:
Reverse: ✠ LEʘFPINE ʘN LEIC
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 1,11 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Fritz Rudolf Kunker eLive auction 50, lot 218, 18-19 July 2018
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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LINCOLN mint - quatrefoil type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer ĆĐELMER (= Ćthelmćr)2 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX ANGLORV.
Reverse: ✠ EĐELMER MO LINC
Ř = 18,50mm
Weight = 1,03 gram

Provenance:
•Privately purchased from Anglo Saxon Coins, May 2018
•Found in Tetford, Lincolnshire 1 September 2005 (Recorded: EMC. 2006.0016; PAS. DENO-00C081)
RomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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COLCHESTER mint - quatrefoil type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer BRUNMAN (= Brūnman)4 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX ANGLʘ:
Reverse: ✠ BRVNMAN ʘ CʘL·
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 0,87 gram

Provenance:
•Purchased from Mike Vosper, April 2018
•Ex private British collection, Colchester
1 commentsRomaVictorFeb 03, 2019
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Probus9 viewsDetail of Bust B10 var. 11 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 03, 2019
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1987A ANDRONICUS AE TETARTERON S-1987 DOC 6 CLBC 5.4.2 6 views

OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger.

Size 21.96 mm

Weight 5.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 2.54 gm to 4.91 gm with sizes from 20mm to 23mm

One of my first tetartera, still a favorite.
1 commentsSimonFeb 03, 2019
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1982 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1982 DOC 25 CLBC 4.4.10 1 views

OBV Radiate cross on three steps

REV Half length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 14/16mm

Weight 2.0gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.
DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 1.26 gm to 2.24 gm with sizes from 16mm to 19mm.

This example is excellent , one of the few tetartera that can be listed as EF The portrait of Manuel on this coin is exceptional, especially considering its size.
SimonFeb 03, 2019
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Claudius II, Antoninianus, Rome mint, Jupiter1 viewsRoman Imperial, Claudius II, Antoninianus, Rome mint

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing left, head left, holding sceptre and thunderbolt.

Reference: RIC 52, type 2

Ex: Bryan Aaker
Gil-galadFeb 02, 2019
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS2 views138-161 AD
Ć 26.5 mm, 9.58 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Annona standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and rudder
Rome mint
laneyFeb 02, 2019
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Hadrian, sestertius6 viewsHadrian, sestertius.
Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right.
Rev. FELICITATI AVG, SC across field, COS III P P in exergue, galley sailing left, composed of five rowers and hortator (steersman) in stern cabin.
25,05 g.
RIC II 719.
1 commentsMarsmanFeb 02, 2019
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS1 views138-161 AD
Ć Dupondius 24.5 mm, 10.56 g
O: Radiate head right
R: Annona standing facing, head left, holding grain ears and rudder
Rome mint
laneyFeb 02, 2019
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(0198) CARACALLA (as Caesar)2 viewsStruck 196-198 AD
196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus
AE 17.4 mm, 3.04 g
O: Bare-headed bust right
R: Coiled serpent, head right
THRACE, Philippopolis
laneyFeb 02, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, VALERIAN II CAESAR. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Lugdunum. Struck A.D.255 - 256 under Gallienus1 viewsObverse: DIVO VALERIANO CAES. Radiate and draped bust of Valerian II facing right.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO. Valerian II being borne to heaven seated on the back of an eagle flying right.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 2.4gms | Die Axis: 2
RIC V i : 9
*AlexFeb 02, 2019
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Struck A.D.255 - 256 under Gallienus. DIVUS VALERIAN II CAESAR. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Lugdunum13 viewsObverse: DIVO VALERIANO CAES. Radiate and draped bust of Valerian II facing right.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO. Valerian II being borne to heaven seated on the back of an eagle flying right.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 2.4gms | Die Axis: 2
RIC V i : 9
3 comments*AlexFeb 02, 2019
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS1 views161 – 180 AD
(struck soon after his accession, 161-162)
AE 25 mm, 9.89 g
O: Bare head right
R: [CONCORD AVGVSTOR…] Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing, clasping hands.
Rome; cf RIC 830 ff
laneyFeb 02, 2019
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4e Emission - 2e Phase - (267) - Trčves - VIRTVTI AVGVSTI2 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVTI AVGVSTI
variante : la massue reposant sur un rocher
PYLFeb 02, 2019
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Turkey, near Denizli, Laodicea on the Lycus1 viewsLaodicea on the Lycus was an ancient city built on the river Lycus (Curuksu), in Lydia, later the Roman Province of Phrygia Pacatiana. It contained one of the Seven churches of Asia mentioned in the Book of Revelation. It is now near the modern city of Denizli. In 2013 the archaeological site was identified as a of World Heritage Site. The existing remains attest to its former greatness. Its many buildings include a stadium, baths, temples, a gymnasium, theaters, and a bouleuterion (Senate House). On the eastern side, the line of the ancient wall may be distinctly traced, with the remains of the Ephesus gate; there are streets traversing the town, flanked by colonnades and numerous pedestals. North of the town, towards the Lycus, are many sarcophagi, with their covers lying near them, partly embedded in the ground, and all having been long since rifled.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Laodicea_(2).JPG

Photo by Rjdeadly, 16 May 2012
Joe SermariniFeb 02, 2019
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ric3581 viewsElagabalus
AE Sestertius, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right.
Rev: LIBERTAS AVGVSTI, S.C. across fields, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and sceptre, star in left field.
30 mm, 19.33 gms

RIC 358
Charles MFeb 02, 2019
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hj6.26.20.12_21 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT M AVPHΛ ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, serpent entwined staff, head to right.
16 mm, 2.66 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.12
Charles MFeb 02, 2019
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hj6.26.35.342 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIAN OΠOΛITΩN, Equity standing left holding scales and scepter.
20 mm, 4.82 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.34
Charles MFeb 02, 2019
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Ohrmazd (Hormizd) IV (579-590 A.D.)12 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
4 commentsMatFeb 02, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius26 viewsDomitian AR Denarius Rome mint struck 92 CE (second issue)
18.5 mm 3.25 g
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head of Domitian right
Reverse: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing facing, helmeted head left, vertical spear in right hand
RIC 738 (R2)
Purchased from Germania Inferior Numsmatics on Vcoins February 1, 2019
4 commentsorfewFeb 02, 2019
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Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), HrHJ (2018) 8.14.10.38 (same dies), AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOCIC, Hermes left, #131 viewsMoesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), HrHJ (2018) 8.14.10.38 (same dies), AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOCIC, Hermes left, #1
avers: AY KAICE CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
reverse: NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOCIC, Hermes left, holding kerykeinon and purse.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0mm, weight: 2,40g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HrHJ (2018) 8.14.10.38 (same dies),
Q-001
quadransFeb 01, 2019
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, (2018) 8.14.10.38 (same dies), AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOCIC, Hermes left, #129 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, (2018) 8.14.10.38 (same dies), AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOCIC, Hermes left, #1
avers: AY KAICE CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
reverse: NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOCIC, Hermes left, holding kerykeinon and purse.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0mm, weight: 2,40g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HrHJ (2018) 8.14.10.38 (same dies),
Q-001
quadransFeb 01, 2019
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.14.38.27., AE-20, MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩN, Tyche standing left wearing modius,33 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.14.38.27., AE-20, MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩN, Tyche standing left wearing modius,
avers: AY Λ CЄΠTI CЄVHPOC, Laureate, draped bust right.
reverse: MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩN, Tyche standing left wearing modius, holding rudder and cornucopia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5-20,0mm, weight: 5,10g, axis: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.14.38.27.,
Q-001
quadransFeb 01, 2019
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Moesia, Markianopolis, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Hristova-Jekov (2014) 06.14.38.27., AE-20, MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩN, Tyche standing left wearing modius,31 viewsMoesia, Markianopolis, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Hristova-Jekov (2014) 06.14.38.27., AE-20, MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩN, Tyche standing left wearing modius,
avers: AY Λ CЄΠTI CЄVHPOC, Laureate, draped bust right.
reverse: MAPKIANO ΠOLIΤΩN, Tyche standing left wearing modius, holding rudder and cornucopia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5-20,0mm, weight: 5,10g, axis: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.14.38.27.,
Q-001
quadransFeb 01, 2019
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CÁC II. 19.05.1.1./a1.38./39., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083, #0131 viewsCÁC II. 19.05.1.1./a1.38./39., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083, #01
avers: Crescent and S on each side of the line, cross on crescent both side, a border of dots.
reverse: Three dots on the line between two double arches, top towards the center, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13mm, weight: 0,21 g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-113, CNH I.-123, Unger-083,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.05.1.1./a1.38./39.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 01, 2019
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CÁC II. 19.05.1.1./00.01./01., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083, #0130 viewsCÁC II. 19.05.1.1./00.01./01., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083, #01
avers: Crescent and S on each side of the line, cross on crescent both side, the border of dots.
reverse: Three dots on the line between two double arches, top towards the center, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5mm, weight: 0,15g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-113, CNH I.-123, Unger-083,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.05.1.1./00.01./01.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 01, 2019
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CÁC II. 19.05.1.1./a1.14./15., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083, #0129 viewsCÁC II. 19.05.1.1./a1.14./15., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083, #01
avers: Crescent and S on each side of the line, cross on crescent both side, the border of dots.
reverse: Three dots on the line between two double arches, top towards the center, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-113, CNH I.-123, Unger-083,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.05.1.1./a1.14./15.,
Q-001
quadransFeb 01, 2019
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Thebai, Thessaly10 views302-286 BC
AE 19 (19 mm, 5.53g)
O: Wreathed and veiled head of Demeter left, within dotted border.
R: Bridled horse prancing right; ΘHBAIΩN above, X below.
Rogers 552; BCD Thessaly II, 762.1-2; SNG Munchen 185
From the BCD collection; ex Aegean Numismatics
3 commentsEnodiaFeb 01, 2019
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CÁC II. 19.05.1.1./a2.08./49., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083, #0129 viewsCÁC II. 19.05.1.1./a2.08./49., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083, #01
avers: Crescent and S on each side of the line, cross on crescent both side, the border of dots.
reverse: Three dots on the line between two double arches, top towards the center, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5mm, weight: 0,20g, axis: 11h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-113, CNH I.-123, Unger-083,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.05.1.1./a2.08./49.,
Q-001
quadransFeb 01, 2019
20_05_1_1_-a1_16_-17_,_Anonymous_III__(Géza_II_,_King_of_Hungary,_(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-145,_CNH_I_-125,_U-068,_Q-001,_1h,_11,3mm,_0,24g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.05.1.1./a1.16./17., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-145, CNH I.-125, U-068, #0129 viewsCÁC II. 20.05.1.1./a1.16./17., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-145, CNH I.-125, U-068, #01
avers: Cross in a pattern of wedges and lines; border of dots.
reverse: Kufic ornaments; two crosses leaning on each other, line between the crosses with curving edges, crossed by two lines; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,3 mm, weight: 0,24 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-145, CNH I.-125, Unger-068,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.05.1.1./a1.16./17.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 01, 2019
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Struck A.D.361 - 363. JULIAN II as Augustus. AE3 of Siscia12 viewsObverse: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust of bearded Julian facing left, holding spear and shield.
Reverse: VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within laurel-wreath; in exergue, ASIS .
RIC VIII : 422
2 comments*AlexFeb 01, 2019
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Struck A.D.355 - 360. JULIAN II as CAESAR. AE3 of Sirmium3 viewsObverse: D N IVLIANVS NOB C. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian facing right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier standing facing left, spearing fallen horseman; in left field, M; in exergue, BSIRM.
Weight: 2.25gms
RIC VIII : 72, 74 or 78 dependant on whether there was a • or ✱ after the mint-mark (off flan).
(72) BSIRM - Scarce | (74) BSIRM• & (78) BSIRM✱
*AlexFeb 01, 2019
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RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius43 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

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

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


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

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT4Feb 01, 2019
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Struck A.D.275 - 276. TACITUS. Silvered AE ANTONINIANUS of Serdica3 viewsObverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right.
Reverse: PROVIDEN DEOR. Fides and Sol standing facing one another, Fides holding two standards and Sol, his right hand raised, holding a globe in his left; in field between figures, star; in exergue, KA•B.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 4.7gms | Die Axis: 1
RIC V i : 195
1 comments*AlexFeb 01, 2019
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Struck A.D.275 - 276. TACITUS. AE ANTONINIANUS of uncertain Gallic mint, probably Lugdunum0 viewsObverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right.
Reverse: TEMPORVM FELICITAS. Felicitas standing facing left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopiae in left; in right field, star; in exergue, IIII.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.7gms | Die Axis: 5
RIC V i : 63
*AlexFeb 01, 2019
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Struck A.D.333 - 336. CONSTANS as Caesar. AE3 of Heraclea2 viewsObverse: CONSTANS IVN NOB C. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constans facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers standing either side of two standards; in exergue, SMHB✱.
Weight: 2.7gms
RIC VII : 139
EXTREMELY RARE
*AlexFeb 01, 2019
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON SBCV-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 19 viewsOBV Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.30 mm

Weight 2.4gm

This example is beautiful . I would grade aEF Manuel's nose is rubbed away but patina is consistant , rarity 1/5 Common coin , uncommon condition.

3 commentsSimonFeb 01, 2019
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1980d MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 4 viewsOBV Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.30 mm

Weight 2.4gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

This example is beautiful considering its size. I would grade aEF , rarity 1/5 Common coin , uncommon condition.

DOC lists 7 examples with weights ranging from .91 gm to 2.26 gm with sizes from 14mm to 17mm.
SimonFeb 01, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 164-163 B.C1 viewsAE 15.79mm (Thickness 2.91mm), weight 23.65g, die axis = 12h (30 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Braided, bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters daleph (D) and nun (N) above, Aradian era date 96 below.
AradosFeb 01, 2019
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S.846 Aldfrith5 viewsSceat of Aldfrith, king of Northumbria 685-705
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S.846
N. 176
Abramson 69-10
O: +ALdFRIduS
R: Fantastic animal left

Ex- Charles Wood, CNG
NapFeb 01, 2019
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S.1379E Edward I groat8 viewsGroat of Edward I (1272-1307)
Mint: London
S.1379E

Edward I introduced the groat denomination, or fourpence. It was not popular and was probably only produced for a short time, making Edward I groats very rare. The denomination was revived by Edward III and was produced for centuries afterwards.

Many of the surviving Edward I groats were mounted as jewelry and/or gilded. Many are fairly beat up, with scratches and other damage very common.

Ex- Heritage
NapFeb 01, 2019
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BCC G514 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio 1st-2nd century CE
Intricately detailed War Galley
to left, including three helmeted
soldiers w/ shields, two vexilla,
commander (Mars?) standing at
prow, and rows of oars.
Transparent red/orange Carnelian
or Garnet? Profile:F2/F3v.
Truncated cone, horizontal oval,
flat bottom and slightly convex top.
10.25 x 8.5 x 2.75mm 0.45gm.
Extremely rare type, previously
unpublished from Caesarea.
Surface find, 1972
(Click for larger pic)
2 commentsv-dromeFeb 01, 2019
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Kings Of Persis. Pakor I (early to mid first century A.D.)9 viewsSear GI 5946; Klose & Müseler 4/29; Tyler-Smith 178 (Pakor II); Alram 597-598 (Pakor II); Sunrise 608-610; BMC Arabia pg. 229, 3

AR Hemidrachm, Persepolis (Fars Province, Iran) mint; .52 g., 10.21 mm. max., 90°

Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem.

Rev: Triskeles with Aramaic inscription around.
2 commentsStkpFeb 01, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius33 viewsAR Denarius (19mm, 2.88g, 5h). Rome mint, struck c. Sept 16, 88 - c. Sept 15, 89 (Second Issue).
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, head laureate right; IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Capitoline Minerva cult statue standing left, with spear (M4).
RIC 661 (R), BMC 150, RSC 244.
Purchase from James Hazelton
1 commentsorfewFeb 01, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius37 viewsAR Denarius (19mm, 3.30g, 6h). Rome mint, struck 86 (First Issue).
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, head laureate right; IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P, Aventine Minerva replica (ἀπεικόνισμα) standing right on processional litter (ferculum), with spear and shield, owl to right (M2).
RIC 427 (R), BMC p. 318 note , RSC 74.
Purchased from James Hazelton
1 commentsorfewFeb 01, 2019
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040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 1756 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AE-Sestertius, PIETAS, Pietas standing, head right, #137 views040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 1756 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AE-Sestertius, PIETAS, Pietas standing, head right, #1
Wife of Lucius Verus.
avers: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right, hair in a bun.
reverse: PIETAS, Pietas standing, head right, holding patera, altar before, S-C across the field.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 29,0-30,5mm, weight: 20,48g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 161-62 A.D., ref: RIC III 1756 (Marc.Aur.), C-54, BMC 1161
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJan 31, 2019
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CÁC II. 20.20.1.1./g1.01./38., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-180, CNH I.-160, U-067, #0132 viewsCÁC II. 20.20.1.1./g1.01./38., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-180, CNH I.-160, U-067, #01
avers: Three lines with crosses at the ends and four crosses, two dots on each side; border of dots.
reverse: Cross with circles at the ends, dots in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5mm, weight: 0,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-180, CNH I.-160, Unger-067,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.20.1.1./g1.01./38.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 31, 2019
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Pantikapaion, Thrace21 views304-250 BC
AE 20 (20mm, 5.81g)
O: Head of Pan left, wreathed in ivy.
R: Bow and arrow, ΠAN below.
MacDonald 116.1; SNG Poland II; NM Warsaw 178-79
ex Forvm Auctions (Bartosz Awianowicz)

3 commentsEnodiaJan 31, 2019
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(n.d.) 8 Reales1 viewsn.d. 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Philip IV
Assayer: T (Juan Ximez de Tapia; 1629-31)
27.25 grams
Sedwick type: P26
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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1697 8 Reales2 views169 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: VR (Pedro de Villar)
25.93 grams
Sedwick type: P40
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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1697 8 Reales2 views1697 8 Reales
Lima, Peru
King Carlos II
Assayer: H (Francisco Hurtado)
26.53 grams
Sedwick type: L13
The date under the cross appears to exhibit a 7/6 overdate.
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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1694 8 Reales2 views1694 8 Reales
Lima, Peru
King Carlos II
Assayer: M (Felix Cristobal Cano Melgarejo - 1694 only)
27.14 grams
Sedwick type: L11
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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1686 8 Reales2 views1686 8 Reales
Lima, Peru
King Carlos II
Assayer: R (Miguel de Rojas Paramo)
27.62 grams
Sedwick type: L7
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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1681 8 Reales2 views1681 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: V (Pedo de Villar)
27.94 grams
Sedwick type: P39
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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1675 8 Reales1 views1675 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: E (Antonio de Ergueta)
27.32 grams
Sedwick type: P37b
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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1671/0 8 Reales1 views1671/0 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: E (Antonio de Ergueta)
27.69 grams
Sedwick type: P37b
The date under the cross clearly shows the 1/0 overdate
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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1667 8 Reales1 views1667 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: E (Antonio de Ergueta)
25.72 grams
Sedwick type: P37a
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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1666 8 Reales3 views1661 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Charles II
Assayer: E (Antonio de Ergueta)
24.75 grams
Sedwick type: P37a
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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1661 8 Reales2 views1661 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Philip IV
Assayer: E (Antonio de Ergueta)
21.43 grams
Sedwick type: P37a
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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IONIA, CHIOS4 viewsCa 400-380 BC
AR Drachm 13 mm, 3.63 g
O: Sphinx seated left; amphora surmounted by grapes to left
R: Quadripartite granulated incuse square
Chios; BMC 17-8
ex Roma Numismatics auction
laneyJan 31, 2019
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(08) OTHO7 views15 January - 8 March 69 AD
AR Denarius 18 mm, 2.82 g
O: IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare head right
R: SECVRITAS P R, Securitas, draped, standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand, cradling sceptre in left arm
Rome; RIC 10; BMCRE 19; BN 11-13. Very Rare
Ex. Roma Numismatics auction 01.2019
laneyJan 31, 2019
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IONIA, CHIOS8 viewsCa 400-380 BC
AR Drachm 13 mm, 3.63 g
O: Sphinx seated left; amphora surmounted by grapes to left
R: Quadripartite granulated incuse square
Chios; BMC 17-8
ex Roma Numismatics auction
laneyJan 31, 2019
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(09) VITELLIUS5 views69 AD
AR Denarius 17 mm, 3.00 g
O: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head right
R: LIBERTAS RESTITVTA, Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus and long staff.
Rome; RIC 105; RSC 47
ex. Roma Numismatics auction
laneyJan 31, 2019
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1620 8 Reales2 views1620 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Philip III
Assayer: T (Juan Ximenez de Tapia; 1618 - 1621)
26.64 grams
Sedwick type: P21
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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(n.d.) 4 Reales2 viewsn.d. 4 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Philip III (1598 - 1621)
Assayer: R (Baltasar Ramos Leceta; 1605? - 1612)
13.69 grams
Sedwick type: P40
cmcdon0923Jan 31, 2019
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Roman Empire, Romulus Died 309, Follis1 views5.92g
"IMP MAXENTIVS DIVO ROMVLO NV FILIO" Bust of Romulus right
"AETERNA MEMORIA" eagle with wings spread, standing on a domed hexastyle shrine, right door open "MOST[?]"
RIC VI 33
Ostia mint
Antonivs ProttiJan 31, 2019
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Italian States. Venice. Republic.1 viewsCNI VII, p. 283, No. 381

Billon tornesello, struck under Doge Andrea Gritti (LXXVIIth dodge; 1523-1528); .40 g., 14.37 mm. max., 270°

Obv: • ANDREAS • [GRIT]TI DVX, central cross pattée with pellets.

Rev: + • S • MARCVS • VENET[I •], winged lion of St. Mark, seated facing, holding a book.
StkpJan 31, 2019
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Roman Empire, Galeria Valeria 308-311, Follis6 views7.74g, 24mm
Diademed bust of Galeria right "GAL VALERIA AVG"
Venus standing left, lifting dress and holding apple. "VENERI VICTRICI" "OB" to right, "ANT" in exergue
RIC VI 115
Antioch mint
1 commentsAntonivs ProttiJan 31, 2019
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Bruttium, Kroton (Circa 530-500 BC)10 viewsAR Nomos

28 mm, 7.82 g

Obverse: Tripod, legs surmounted by wreaths and terminating in lion's feet, two serpents rising from the bowl, set on basis of three lines, the center dotted, koppa-P-O (KRO - short for Kroton) to left

Reverse: Incuse tripod as obverse, but wreaths and serpents in outline.

HN Italy 2075; SNG ANS 231; Bement 272.

The importance of the Delphic oracle to the founding of Kroton was celebrated on its coinage from the earliest days. Despite later myths ascribing the founding of Kroton to Herakles, the city's historical oikist is recorded as Myskellos of Rhypai who, on consulting the Delphic oracle about his lack of children was given the response that Apollo would grant children, but that first Myskellos should found the city of Kroton 'among fair fields'. After being given directions on how to locate the site, Myskellos travelled to southern Italy to explore the land that he had been assigned, but seeing the territory of the Sybarites and thinking it superior, he returned once more to the oracle to ask whether he would be allowed to change. The answer came back that he should accept the gifts that the god gave him. A further element of the story is that Myskellos was accompanied on his expedition by Archias of Corinth; the Delphic oracle gave the pair the choice between health and wealth. Archias elected wealth, and was assigned the site of Syracuse, while Myskellos chose health: the favourable climate of Kroton, the eminent skill of its physicians and the prowess of its athletes later earned its citizens this reputation for good health.
1 commentsNathan PJan 30, 2019
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T.DEIDI - Denarius, Crawford 294/15 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 113 or 112 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R; Behind, Roma monogram downward; Below, voided X mark of value; Border of dots

Reverse: Battle between gladiator armed with whip and gladiator armed with stave; in exergue, T.DEIDI; border of dots

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.87 gm.
Reference: RRC 294/1
Provenance: Aureo & Calico Alba Longa sale, November 7, 2018, Lot 326

The moneyer is believed to be T. Didius who later became consul in 98 BC. Moderate dark toning, well centered and about EF.
2 commentsSteve B5Jan 30, 2019
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Philippus I Arabs6 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus.
3,74g
Obv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG, lion walking right, I in ex.
RIC 12, RSC 173.
1 commentsMarsmanJan 30, 2019
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Imitation Hadrian Sestertius Roma 119-21 AD Hadrian standing between two military standards 10 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA in ex. SC
Hadrian, togate, standing left, between two military standards, holding with right hand a military standard in left holding volumen.

22.95 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
This reverse is normaly for Concordia holding with both hands ( Concordia standing facing, head left, holding aquila and Signa), here we see Hadrian on the reverse
okidokiJan 30, 2019
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Italian States. Venice. Republic.1 viewsCNI VII, pp. 237-238, Nos. 55-57

Billon tornesello, struck under Doge Antonio Grimani (1521-1523); .50 g., 14.86 mm. max., 90°

Obv: ANT [• GRI]MANVS[ D]VX, central cross pattée with pellets.

Rev: [+] • S • MARCVS • VENE[TI •], winged lion of St. Mark, seated facing, holding a book.
StkpJan 30, 2019
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hj6.28.07.046 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M [AVPH ANTΩNE]INOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ., laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: [VΠ IOVΛ ANT] CEΛ-EVKOV MAPKIANOΠ →OΛITΩN, Apollo, naked, standing facing, head right, with arm over his head, holding bow, serpent climbing tree to right, E to left.
27 mm, 11.71 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.7.4
Charles MJan 30, 2019
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asmcalee805_23 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT K MAP ANTΩNINOC Cε. Laureate head right, slight drapery at neck
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN M KOΛΩ, 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. Star above ram. No symbol in reverse left field.
32 mm, 25.03 gms

McAlee 805
Charles MJan 30, 2019
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asmcalee802a42 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT KAI MAPK AVPHΛI. ANTΩNεINOC Cε. Laureate head right.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN MHTPO, 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. Star in reverse left field.
31 mm, 19.52 gms

McAlee 802(a)
Charles MJan 30, 2019
Interregnum_II_,_(1444-1446_AD),_H-614,_C2-153,_U-481_-,_P-174-,_AR-Obulus,_A-n_over_Crescentr,_1445-1446_AD,_Q-001,_2h,_12-12,5mm,_0,29g-s~0.jpg
035 Interregnum II., No King of Hungary (Civil War II.), (1444-1446 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-614, C2-153, U-481.?., P-174-0?, Rare!, #0138 views035 Interregnum II., No King of Hungary (Civil War II.), (1444-1446 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-614, C2-153, U-481.?., P-174-0?, Rare!, #01
avers: Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side B-crescent/n, the border of dots.
reverse: Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: B/crescent/n/--, diameter: 12,0-12,5mm, weight: 0,29g, axis: 2h,
mint: Hungary, Alsólendva, (Lendava, today Slovenia), date:1445-1446 A.D., ref: Huszár-614, CNH-2-153, Unger-481.?., Pohl-174-0?,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 29, 2019
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Augustus Ć As by Tiberius34 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiate head left.

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

Rome, c. AD 34-37

11.95g

Minted under Tiberius

RIC 82; Cohen 247; BMC 155

Ex-Indalo colecciones

4 commentsJay GT4Jan 29, 2019
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C. VALERIUS FLACCUS XVI - Denarius, RRC 228/18 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 140 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R; Behind, XVI downward. Border of dots


Reverse: Victory in biga r., Holding reins in l. hand and whip in r. hand; above FLAC; below monogram of C. VAL.C.F. Line border

Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.03 gm.
Reference: RRC 128/1
Provenance: Aureo & Calico Alba Longa sale, November 7, 2018, Lot 710; Ex. NFA XXVII, Dec 4-5, 1991, Lot 343.

Sear plate coin for this type in Roman Coins and their Values. This issue is one of the five issues listed in RRC with the mark of value XVI instead of X, signaling the re-tariffing of the denarius. Beautiful toning, well centered and Superb EF.
2 commentsSteve B5Jan 29, 2019
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Cybele, Marble statue of Cybele from Formia in Lazio, circa 60 BCE3 viewsMarble statue of Cybele from Formia in Lazio, circa 60 BCE. From the collection of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Item number IN 480.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cybele_formiae.jpg
Photo by ChrisO, 26 August 2008
Joe SermariniJan 29, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius52 viewsDomitian Minerva. Rome, AD 88. Silver denarius.
19mm. 3.28g.
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII, beaded border.
Rev:Minerva standing left holding spear, IMP XVI COS XIIII CENS P P
P.
RIC 655 (R2)
Good VF
2 commentsorfewJan 29, 2019
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6031 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Sarapis16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6031.5; Dattari-Savio Pl. 90, 1835 (this coin); Emmett 1046

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, left

Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ
Sarapis seated, left, holding sceptre; to left, Cerberus

25.32 gr
34 mm
h
2 commentsokidokiJan 29, 2019
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Vespasian-RIC-121557 viewsĆ Dupondius, 12.97g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1215 (C3). BMC 833.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI; S C in field; Fortuna stg. l., with rudder on globe and cornucopiae
Acquired from GB Collection, January 2019.

A possible shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces late in Vespasian's reign likely prompted the Lyon mint to temporarily reopen in 77-78 and strike a fairly substantial issue of coinage. Curiously, as seen here, the dupondii are commonly unradiated but can be told apart from the asses by their heavier weight. The reverses are standard types copied from Rome. This common Fortuna REDVCI reverse featuring her with a steady hand steering the rudder of the world was a familiar propaganda type both at Rome and Lyon that continued to commemorated the safe return of Vespasian and Titus from the East at the beginning of the reign.

A fantastic high relief portrait in distinctive Lyonnais style.
4 commentsDavid AthertonJan 29, 2019
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Vitellius AR denarius46 viewsVitellius (AD 69). AR denarius
(18mm, 2.95 gm, 5h).
NGC VG 4/5 - 4/5. Rome.
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head of Vitellius right
Rev: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, bareheaded and draped busts of the children of Vitellius (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Junior and Vitellia), facing one another.
RIC I 101. Rare.
Ex: Heritage Auctions November 29, 2018 Lot 65074
5 commentsorfewJan 28, 2019
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1780 LYDIA, Stratonicaea. Hadrian 128-30 AD, zEUS11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1780; Paris 591;

Magistrate Candidus (strategos)

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΤΙСΤΗС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠ(Ο) СΤΡ ΚΑ
Zeus seated l., holding patera in extended r. hand, his l. resting on sceptre

5.02 gr
20 mm
6h

Note.
The obverse legend identifies Hadrian as the ktistes (“founder”) of the city.
1 commentsokidokiJan 28, 2019
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Caduceus (early) - Denarius, Crawford 60/17 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R; X behind. Border of dots

Reverse: Dioscuri riding r.; Caduceus symbol below.; ROMA in raised letters in frame. Line border

Mint: Unknown mint in central Italy
Weight: 4.72 gm.
Reference: RRC 60/1
Provenance: Aureo & Calico Alba Longa sale, November 7, 2018; Ex. The Goodman Collection, Triton I, December 2-3, 1997, lot 892.

This issue is one of the most crude but distinctive of the early denarii. Lovely light toning, well centered and about EF.
1 commentsSteve B5Jan 28, 2019
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Reverse of Pegasi 102-102GR.9 views1 commentsGrant HJan 28, 2019
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6 viewsObverse of pegasi 102 and 102 GR.Grant HJan 28, 2019
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Akarnaia Leukas AR circa 435-360 BC 21mm 8.40g 9h Pegasi 102 GR very rare Calciati list one coin with this die.4 viewsPegasos flying right/Helmeted head of Athena right,to left ityphallic herm on three steps base with caduceus.Grant HJan 28, 2019
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Vitellius AR denarius33 viewsVitellius AR Denarius
69 CE
17 mm 3.32 g
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM AVG IMP TR P: Head of Vitellius, laureate, right
Rev: L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR: Bust of Lucius Vitellius, laureate and draped, right; eagle-tipped sceptre in front
RIC 99
Ex: Silbury Coins January 27, 2019
4 commentsorfewJan 28, 2019
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Mamluks. Tumanbay II (al-Ashraf Abu'l-Nasr), (1516/17 A.D. = 922 A. H.)5 viewsBalog 910 var. Plate XLI 910; SNAT --; Album -- [1045B]

AE fals, Hama mint, undated; 1.63 g., 18.50 mm. max.

Obv.: Border on both sides: circular line. Field divided by two horizontal lines into three segments (fesse). ضرب بحماة/ in upper segment, الملك الظاهر/ in central segment, خلد الل ملكه in lower segment.

Rev. In the center small wheel with six spokes, or rather the negative of a six-petaled rosette; surrounded by a double zig-zag circular line, forming lozenges all around. Pellets in the spaces.
StkpJan 28, 2019
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Alexander Price 3836 Obverse8 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.1 commentsLuis RJan 28, 2019
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Alexander Price 3836 Reverse2 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis RJan 28, 2019
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Alexander Price 3836 Obverse2 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis RJan 28, 2019
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Alexander Price 3836 Reverse5 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis RJan 28, 2019
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Mamluks. Al-Ashraf Zayn ad-Din Abu al-Ma'ali Sha'ban ibn Husayn ibn Muhammad ibn Qalawun (al-Ashraf Nāṣir al-Dīn Sha'ban II) (1363-1377 A.D. = 764-778 A.H.)11 viewsBalog 462 Plate XVII 462 var. (orientation of bendy); SNAT Hamah 615-616; Album 958

AE fals; Hama (Syria) mint, undated 1374-1377 A.D = 776-778 A.H.; 1.62 g., 17.81 mm. max., 90°

Obv.: Solid border, circular border within; الملك الاشرف between arabesque ornaments in center.

Rev.: Field divided into three horizontal segments, the central fesse segment bendy with seven pieces to left; بحما in upper segment, ضرب in lower.
1 commentsStkpJan 28, 2019
Interregnum_II_,_(1444-1446_AD),_H-614,_C2-153,_U-481_b_,_P-174-2,_AR-Obulus,_B-n_over_star,_Buda,_1445-1446_AD,_Q-001,_9h,_12-13mm,_0,75g-s.jpg
035 Interregnum II., No King of Hungary (Civil War II.), (1444-1446 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-614, C2-153, U-481.b., P-174-02, Scarce!, #0146 views035 Interregnum II., No King of Hungary (Civil War II.), (1444-1446 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-614, C2-153, U-481.b., P-174-02, Scarce!, #01
avers: Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side B-*/n, the border of dots.
reverse: Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: B/*/n/--, diameter: 12,0-13,0mm, weight: 0,75g, axis: 9h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, date:1445-1446 A.D., ref: Huszár-614, CNH-2-153, Unger-481.b., Pohl-174-02,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 27, 2019
Anjou_Károly-Robert_(1307-1342_AD),_Denar,_H-488,_C2-044,_U-385,_Pohl_45,__M_REGIS_KAROLI,_Dragon,_1335_AD,_Q-001,_2h,_11mm,_0,33g-s.jpg
028 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-488, CNH-2-044, U-385, P-45, #0141 views028 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-488, CNH-2-044, U-385, P-45, #01
avers: ✠ M REGIS KARVLI, Inside of the line circle, a shield with Angevin fleur-de-lis and Árpádian stripes, annulets flanking and above, line border.
reverse: Winged dragon advancing right the cross above, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 11,0mm, weight: 0,33g, axis:2h,
mint: Hungary, date: 1335 (by Pohl) A.D., ref: Huszár-488, CNH-2-044, Unger-385, Pohl-45,
Q-001


Charles Robert of Anjou
2 commentsquadransJan 27, 2019
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Mamluks. Hasan (al-Nasir Nasir al-Din Abu'l-Mahasin ibn Muhammad) (first reign, 1347-1351 A.D. = 748-752 A.H.; second reign 1354-1361 A.D. = 755-762 A.H.)3 viewscf. Balog (1970) 905B; SNAT 505-506; Album 947

AE fals, Hama mint, dated (75)1 A.H. = 1350/51 A.D. (first reign): 2.36 g., 18.72 mm. max., 180°

Obv.: Solid border. al-malik / an-Násir in two rows in center.

Rev. Octolobe of dots, solid octolobe within, mint name and date separated by ornamental border in center.
StkpJan 27, 2019
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 437, Ticinum, VIRTVS AVG, Bust-E1/G, -/-//QXXT, Soldier standing left, #140 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 437, Ticinum, VIRTVS AVG, Bust-E1/G, -/-//QXXT, Soldier standing left, #1
avers: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left holding a spear and shield. (E1/G)
reverse: VIRTV S AVG, Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear and leaning on shield.
exergue: -/-//QXXT, diameter: 23,0-23,5mm, weight: 4,20g, axis: 11h,
mint: Ticinium, 3rd. emission, 4th. off., date: 277-278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 437,
Q-001
quadransJan 27, 2019
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 366A, Ticinum, -/-//VXXI, PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Numerian standing left, #148 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 366A, Ticinum, -/-//VXXI, PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Numerian standing left, #1
avers: M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: PRINCIPI IVVE NTVT, Numerian standing left, holding wand and scepter.
exergue: -/-//VXXI, diameter: 22,5-24,0mm, weight: 3,96g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 2nd. emission, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 366A,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 27, 2019
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2637, RIC V-I 276, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, -/-//S, Sol standing facing, head left, #148 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2637, RIC V-I 276, Serdica, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, -/-//S, Sol standing facing, head left, #1
avers: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: ORIE NS AVG, Sol standing facing, head left, with right hand raised and holding the globe in left hand, at feet to left, a bound and seated captive in oriental dress. (Sol 2c)
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 23,0-24,0mm, weight: 3,37g, axes: 11h,
mint: Serdica, iss-5, phase-2, off-2, date:274 A.D., ref: T-2637 (Estiot), RIC V-I 276,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransJan 27, 2019
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3763 Hadrian Semis, Roma 125-128 AD Lyre.1 viewsReference.
RIC 688; BMC 1359; Strack 625; van Heesch 148-9/6; CRS 31; McAlee 547; RPC III 3763

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from the back

Rev. COS III,
Lyre; S-C across fields.

4.22 gr
19 mm
6h
okidokiJan 27, 2019
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3765 Hadrian Semis, Rome 125-28 AD Roma seated3 viewsReference.
RIC 685; BMC 1356; Cohen 347; RPC III 3765; McAlee 552a

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate draped bust right.

Rev.COS III in exergue SC
Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and scepter, shield behind.

4.14 gr
20 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiJan 27, 2019
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3757 Hadrian half AS Roma 125-28 AD Lyre6 viewsReference.
RIC 684; BMC 1354; Strack 625; van Heesch 148/5; CRS 25; McAlee 546; RPC III, 3757

Issue Orichalcum coinage struck at Rome for circulation in Syria; Asses

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right, seen from rear.

Rev. COS III
Lyre; in field, l. and r., S C

9.62 gr
24 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiJan 27, 2019
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3759 Hadrian half AS Roma 124-28 AD Griffin right2 viewsReverence.
RIC 681; BMC -; Strack 624; van Heesch 150/9b; CRS 30; McAlee 549; C. 433; RPC III, 3759

Issue Orichalcum coinage struck at Rome for circulation in Syria; Asses

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, with paludamentum, seen from rear, r.

Rev. COS III
Griffin flying r.; below, S C

7.02 gr
23 mm
12h
okidokiJan 27, 2019
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3756 Hadrian half AS Roma 124-28 AD Tyche of Antioch12 viewsReference. Rare.
RPC III, 3756; RIC II 680; BMCRE 1350; cf. Cohen 401; McAlee 544; Strack 622

Issue Orichalcum coinage struck at Rome for circulation in Syria; Asses

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, with paludamentum, seen from rear, r.

Rev. COS III in field S-C
Tyche of Antioch seated on rocks, l., holding in her r. hand ears of wheat and poppy-head; at her feet, river-god Orontes swimming l., looking r.; In field, l. And r., S C

7.61 gr
24 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiJan 27, 2019
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-3099, RIC V-I 366, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR EXERCITI, Є//XXI, Mars and Emperor, #142 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-3099, RIC V-I 366, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR EXERCITI, Є//XXI, Mars and Emperor, #1
avers: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: RESTITV TOR EX ERCITI, Mars in military dress standing right, holding the spear in left hand, giving globe to Emperor standing left, holding long scepter in left hand. (Mars and Emperor 1)
exergue: Є//XXI, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,08g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, off-5, iss-10, phase-2, date: 275 A.D., ref: T-3099 (Estiot), RIC V-I 366, LV 10761-73,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransJan 27, 2019
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Artemis, Lydia, Hierakome - Hierocaesarea2 viewsLydia, Hierakome - Hierocaesaraea
Obv.: draped bust of Artemis Persica r., with bow and quiver at l. shoulder, ΠΕΡCΙΚΗ below (only partially visible)
AE, 5.80g, 18mm

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 27, 2019
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Artemis, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, stag3 viewsLydia. Hierocaesaraea
Rev.: IЄPOKAICAPЄωN ЄΠI KAΠITωNOC, Artemis standing right, holding bow, stag standing right.
Ć, 18.1mm, 4.43g


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 27, 2019
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Eagle, Vase9 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 14
Obv.: Eagle standing right, magistrate ...ΣTΩP above
Rev.: K-Y, one-handled vase
AE, , 2.19g, 14 mm
Ref.: ?
2 commentsshanxiJan 27, 2019
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Amazon Kyme, Horse, Diodoros magistrate6 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 19
Diodoros, magistrate
Obv.: Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing taenia
Rev.: Horse advancing right; KY above, jug below raised leg; ΔIOΔΩPOΣ magistrate in ex
AE, 19 mm, 6.57g
Ref.: Ashton, Classical, Series IVa; SNG Ashmolean 1364-5; SNG Copenhagen 96, SNG München 494
1 commentsshanxiJan 27, 2019
106_Aurelianus_T-1535,_RIC_V-I_151,_Ticinum,_AE-Ant_IMP_C_AVRELIANVS_AVG(B1),_ORIENS_AVG(Sol2g),_star_QXXT,_iss-2,_off-4,_274_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_20-22mm,_3,80g-s.jpg
106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1535, RIC V-I 151, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, */-/QXXT, Sol walking left,41 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1535, RIC V-I 151, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, */-/QXXT, Sol walking left,
avers: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left, with right hand raised and holding the globe in left hand, right foot resting on a bound captive in oriental dress seated left, on the other side, another bound captive in an oriental dress seated right, head turned left. (Sol 2g)
exergue: */-/QXXT, diameter: 20,0-22,0mm, weight: 3,80g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, iss-2, off-4, date: 274 A.D., ref: T-1535 (Estiot), RIC V-I 151,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJan 27, 2019
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S.847D Eadberht12 viewsSceat of Eadberht, king of Northumbria 737-758
Moneyer: unkown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 847D
Booth type D
O: EOTBEREhTVſ.
R: Fantastic animal facing left, triquetra below, cross under tail
Motif: 1/fantastic animal

Ex- C. Best
2 commentsNapJan 27, 2019
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S.1165 Harold I (Skuli)9 viewsPenny of Harold I, king of England 1035-1040
Moneyer: Skuli
Mint: York
S. 1165
O: +HAR.O.LD RECX
R: +SCVLA O.M EOFER.

Harold, nicknamed "harefoot" presumably because he was a fast runner, became king in England after the death of his father Cnut, and in opposition to his half-brother Harthacnut, who had a competing claim. Harthacnut was busy in Denmark and could not press his claim for several years.

Not much is known about Harold, who did not live very long and died at age 24, before the war with his half-brother began, and his death probably spared England from yet another civil war.

Despite his short reign, his coins are fairly prolific, and frequently come high grade, as they have been found in some decent number in hoards.

Ex- S. Elden
2 commentsNapJan 27, 2019
ISL_MAMLUKS_Balog_339_al-Sâlih_Salâh_al-Dîn_Sâlih.jpg
Mamluks. al-Sâlih Salâh al-Dîn Sâlih (1351-1354 A.D. = 752-755 A.H.)8 viewsBalog 339, Plate XIII No. 339; SNAT Hamah 519-522; Album 951

AE fals; Hama mint, dated 755 A.H. = 1354 A.D.; 1.45 g., 17.69 mm. max.

Obv.: Beaded border inside of which there is a solid circular border; سنة خمس / الملك الصالح in center in two rows.

Rev.: Solid border; a circle of ten, pointed arches. In it, a rosette of ten rhomboidal petals around a central pellet.

Album rarity C.

See https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=217614 (this coin).
1 commentsStkpJan 27, 2019
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P. Cornelius P.f. Blasio 32 viewsLaureate head of Janus; above I

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

Rome, 169-158 BC

33mm, 29.27g

Crawford 189/1; Sydenham 370; BMCRR 788

A duplicate from the RBW collection of Roman Republican Coins;
Ex-Peus 330 (April 26, 1991) lot 644;
Ex-DM collection;
Ex-Calgary coin
3 commentsJay GT4Jan 27, 2019
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035 Interregnum II., No King of Hungary (Civil War II.), (1444-1446 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-613, C2-152, U-480, P-173-0?, Scarce!, #0139 views035 Interregnum II., No King of Hungary (Civil War II.), (1444-1446 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-613, C2-152, U-480, P-173-0?, Scarce!, #01
avers: ꙮ mOnЄTA•RЄGnI•VnGARIЄ•, Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes, the border of dots.
reverse: ꙮ DALmACIЄ•CROACIЄ•ЄT•, Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side A-ň, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: A/ň/-- were struck by Paulus Bánfi (by Pohl), diameter: 16,5mm, weight: 0,80g, axis: 4h,
mint: Hungary, Alsólendva, (Lendava, today Slovenia), date:1444-1446 A.D., ref: Huszár-613, CNH-2-152, Unger-480a., Pohl-173-0?,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 26, 2019
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Ayyubids, Branch at Aleppo (Halab), al-Zahir Ghiyath al-Din Ghazi ibn Yusuf (al-Zahir Ghazi) (emir of Aleppo 1186-1216 A.D = 582-613 A.H.)3 viewsBalog 671, 674 or 676, most probably Balog 674; Album 838.4

AE fals, Halab mint, dated 604 A.H. = 1207/08 A.D., 607 A.H. = 1210/11 A.D. or 609 A.H. = 1211/12 A.D., most likely 607 A.H. (scarce with legible date, per Album); 4.39 g., 23.08 mm. max. 180°

Obv.: Border of pellets within which is an eight-pointed star, within which is an eight-pointed star of pellets; al-malik / al-Zahir in two lines in center; mint and date (counterclockwise) in margin segments.

Rev.: Border of pellets within which is an eight-pointed star, within which is an eight-pointed star of pellets; al-imam / al-Nasir (refering to caliph al-Nasir [1180-1225 A.D. = 575-622 A.H.]) in two lines in center; Kalima (counterclockwise) in margin segments.

al-Zahir Ghazi was the third son of al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (Saladin) (1169-1193 A.D. = 564-589 A.H.), the first sultan of Egypt and Syria and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty.

Album rarity C

Dating assistance courtesy of Alex Koifman.
StkpJan 26, 2019
Zsigmond,_(1387-1437_AD),_H-578,_C2-124A,_U-450-fvar_,_P-118-2,_AR-Den,_mOn_SIG-ISmVnDI,_REGIS_VnGARIE_ET_C_,_B-_L,_1436_AD,_Q-001,_8h,_15-16mm,_0,61g-s.jpg
031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-578, C2-124A, U-450-fvar., P-118-02, #0148 views031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-578, C2-124A, U-450-fvar., P-118-02, #01
avers: mOn•SIG ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side B-•L.
reverse: ✠•RЄGIS•VnGARIЄ•ЄT•C•, Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes.
exergue, mint mark: B/•L//--, diameter: 14,5-15,5mm, weight: 0,68g, axis:8h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, Moneyer: Leonardo Bardi, date: after 1436 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-578, CNH-2-124A, Unger-450-fvar., Pohl-118-02,
Q-001

Sigismund of Luxemburg
1 commentsquadransJan 26, 2019
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 18.1, Orodes V, Artemis9 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes V
Late 2nd-Early 3rd Cent
Ć Drachm
Obv.: Bust to left
Rev.: Bust of Artemis left, wearing tiara
Ć, 2.57g, 13mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 18.1, uncertain subtype
2 commentsshanxiJan 26, 2019
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Aurelius Rufus12 viewsAurelius Rufus, denarius.
4.00 g, 21 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) behind.
Rev. Jupiter in galloping quadriga right, holding thunderbolt in right hand, holding sceptre and reins in left hand; AN RVF below, ROMA in linear border in exergue.
Crawford 221/1 (T. Annius Rufus).


4 commentsMarsmanJan 26, 2019
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028 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.), Chronicon Pictum24 views028 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.), Chronicon PictumquadransJan 26, 2019
029_Lajos_I___-Nagy_Lajos-,_(Lodovicus_I__(the_great)_of_Anjou,_Angevin)_,_King_of_Hungary,_(1342-1382_A_D_),_Chronica_Hungarorum-s.jpg
029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.), Chronica Hungarorum24 views029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.), Chronica HungarorumquadransJan 26, 2019
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Caracalla, denarius8 viewsCaracalla, denarius
19 mm, 2.28 g.
Obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG / Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev. ADVENTVS AVGVSTOR / Galley sailing left, four rowers in centre, three seated figures under canopy at right, mast with sail on prow, two standards on stern, waves below.
RIC 121.
2 commentsMarsmanJan 26, 2019
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Artemis, Thrace, Bizya2 viewsThrace, Bizya
Rev.: ΒΙΖVΗΝΩΝ, Artemis standing left, holding torch and arrow over stag to left
Ae, 7.25g, 23mm


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 26, 2019
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RPC - Thrace, Bizya, Faustina II, Artemis4 viewsFaustina Junior
Thrace, Bizya
AE23
Obv.: ΦΑVСΤΕΙИΑ СΕΒΑСΤΗ, Draped bust right.
Rev.: ΒΙΖVΗΝΩΝ, Artemis standing left, holding torch and arrow over stag to left
Ae, 7.25g, 23mm
Ref.: RPC IV online 9308.
shanxiJan 26, 2019
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Artemis, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis and Perseus1 viewsLydia. Hierocaesaraea
Rev.: [EΠI CTPA M]HNOΔ[ΩPOY B.], [IЄ]POKAI[CAPЄΩN] in exerque; nude hero (Perseus) standing right, seen from the back, Artemis standing left, holding bow, having quiver at shoulder; both clasping hands over lighted altar
AE, 38.14g, 36mm


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shanxiJan 26, 2019
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Artemis, Thrace, Augusta Traiana4 viewsThrace, Augusta Traiana
Rev.: ΑVΓΟVСΤΗС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗС, Artemis advancing, r., drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow; to right, dog running right
AE, 10.05g, 26 mm


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 26, 2019
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Diana - Denar 12 viewsAR-Denar
Rev.: DIANA LVCIF, Diana standing left, holding long lighted torch in both hands.
Ag, 3.41g, 17mm

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 26, 2019
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030 Mária, (Maria (Mary) of Anjou, Angevin)., Queen of Hungary, (1382-1387(1395) A.D.), (Chronica Hungarorum)24 views030 Mária, (Maria (Mary) of Anjou, Angevin)., Queen of Hungary, (1382-1387(1395) A.D.), (Chronica Hungarorum)
quadransJan 26, 2019
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierakome - Hierocaesarea, Male bust, Artemis6 viewsLydia, Hierakome (Hierokaisareia)
First half of the second century
Obv: Male head right, wearing tiara. (priest ?)
Rev.: ΙΕΡ monogram, Artemis kneeling on stag
AE, 4.94g, 18mm
Ref.: Klein 568; SNG Copenhagen 172.
1 commentsshanxiJan 26, 2019
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031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.), by Albrecht Dürer,15 views031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.), by Albrecht Dürer,quadransJan 26, 2019
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031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-578, C2-124A, U-450-k., P-118-04, #0150 views031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-578, C2-124A, U-450-k., P-118-04, #01
avers: mOn•SIG ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side C-L.
reverse: ✠•RЄGIS•VnGARIЄ•ЄT•C•, Shield with Árpadian(Hungarian) stripes.
exergue, mint mark: C/L//--, diameter: 14,5-15,5mm, weight: 0,68g, axis:11h,
mint: Hungary, Kassa (today Slovakia : Kosice), Moneyer: Ladislaus Csápy or Leonardo Bardi, date: after 1434-1436 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-578, CNH-2-124A, Unger-450-k., Pohl-118-04,
Q-001

Sigismund of Luxemburg
1 commentsquadransJan 26, 2019
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Mamluks. Al-Ashraf Zayn ad-Din Abu al-Ma'ali Sha'ban ibn Husayn ibn Muhammad ibn Qalawun (al-Ashraf Nāṣir al-Dīn Sha'ban II) (1363-1377 A.D. = 764-778 A.H.)3 viewsBalog 461, Plate XVII, No. 461; SNAT 581-584; Album 958

AE fals; Ḥamāh (Syria) mint, undated; 2.67 g., 19.69 mm. max., 90°

Obv.: Circular line in border of dots. In it, oblong cartouche, lateral ends pointed inwards, on upper and lower sides, convexity; الملك / الاشرف in two rows in center.

Rev.: No border. Double circular line, connected with 12 spokes; on the external circle, 24 short radiating rods, crowned with a pellet; بحماة in center.
StkpJan 26, 2019
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Mamluks. al-Nāṣir Nāṣir al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Qalā’ūn (third reign; 1310-1341 A.D. = 709-741 A.H.)5 viewsBalog 245b, Plate X No. 245b; SNAT 394-395; Album 922.

AE fals; no mint, undated; 3.26 g., 20.20 mm. max., 90°

Obv.: Border on both sides, dotted circle between two linear circles; الماك / الناصر in two rows in field.

Rev.: Shield divided by horizontal band into three horizontal segments (fesse). The central band is bendy of eleven pieces. Upper and lower segment contains a floral arabesque.
StkpJan 26, 2019
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Remember the Maine - Cuba Must Be Free - 1898 Token8 viewsSouvenir of the Spanish American War.Matt InglimaJan 25, 2019
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CALABRIA. Taras. Ca. 332-302 BC. AR stater10 views21mm, 7.75 gm, 8h. NGC XF 5/5 - 2/5.
Sa-, Her- and Hr, magistrates. Warrior on horseback rearing right, shield and two spears in left hand, preparing to cast a third in right; ΣA below / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin right, bow and arrows outward in left hand, spear forward in right; ?HP and HP monogram below.
HN Italy 938. Vlasto 626-33.
1 commentsLeoJan 25, 2019
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Turkey, Antalya Province, Limyra - Theater11 viewsLimyra was a small city in Lycia on the southern coast of Asia Minor, on the Limyrus River, about 5 1/2 KM from the mouth of that river. The ruins are about 5 km northeast of the town of Finike (ancient Phoenicus) in Antalya Province, Turkey. It was a prosperous city, and one of the oldest cities in Lycia. It had rich and abundant soil, and gradually became one of the finest trade settlements in Greece. Pericles adopted it as the capital of the Lycian League. The city came under control of the Persian Empire after it was conquered by Cyrus the Great. He later annexed Lydia and its territories after a decisive victory at the Battle of Thymbra and the Siege of Sardis, where he defeated armies twice as large as his. Cyrus then got his greatest general: Harpagus of Media to conquer the much smaller kingdoms in Anatolia, while he went to conquer the Neo-Babylonian Empire. Anatolia would become an important place for the Persian monarchs who succeeded Cyrus. The massive Royal road constructed by Darius went from the Persian capital of Persepolis, to the Anatolian city of Sardis. Limyra would stay under Persian control until it was conquered and sacked by Alexander the Great. It is mentioned by Strabo (XIV, 666), Ptolemy (V, 3, 6) and several Latin authors. Gaius Caesar, adopted son of Augustus, died there (Velleius Paterculus, II, 102). Ruins consist of a theater, tombs, sarcophagi, bas-reliefs, Greek and Lycian inscriptions etc. About 3 km east of the site is the Roman Bridge at Limyra, one of the oldest segmented arch bridges of the world.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LimyraTheater1.jpg
Photo by Kpisimon, 8 May 1988
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
Joe SermariniJan 25, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -5 viewsObv:– L SEP SEV PERTE AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-DEVC, Fortuna standing left holding cornucopiae in both hands
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMCRE -. RIC IV -. RSC -.
maridvnvmJan 25, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 455b5 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP - II, laureate head right
Rev:– LIBE-R AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE p. 108 432 note (432 is PERTE, citing Lawrence). RIC 455b (S citing L. A. Lawrence coll.).
maridvnvmJan 25, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -5 viewsObv:– L SEP SEV PERET AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DVC, Fortuna standing left holding cornucopiae in both hands
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:- BMCRE -. RIC -. RSC-.
maridvnvmJan 25, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 457 var.4 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERET AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– MART VICTOR, Mars advancing right carrying spear and trophy
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 457 var, RSC 323a var, BMCRE 108 note var. (all have PERTE where this coin has PERET in the obverse legend)
maridvnvmJan 25, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -6 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RET AVG IMP II, laureate head right
Rev:– IOBI(sic.) VICTO, Jupiter seated left, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE -. RSC -. RIC -.

RIC 454 note, RSC note and BMCRE W431 note have a similar reverse legend - IOBI VICT, citing Cohen 247 note (Vienna)
maridvnvmJan 25, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -5 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP - II, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONI EVENTV, Fides standing left holding basket of fruits in right hand, grain ears in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195
Reference(s) – BMCRE -. RIC IV -. RSC -.
maridvnvmJan 25, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -7 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R AVG, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– BMCRE -. RIC IV -. RSC -
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -6 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP II, laureate head right
Rev:– VICTO-R AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath in both hands
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196
Reference(s) – BMCRE -. RIC - (reverse type not listed for Laodicea). RSC -.
maridvnvmJan 25, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4546 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP I - I, laureate head right
Rev:– IOVI VICT, Jupiter seated left, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195
References:– BMCRE W431 note. RIC 454 (citing Cohen, rated Scarce). RSC 247 (Citing Copenhagen).

The Copenhagen coin would appear to be the source of all these references.
maridvnvmJan 25, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 459 note4 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP - II, laureate head right
Rev:– M-ONET AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMCRE -. RIC 459 note (citing RD). RSC -.
maridvnvmJan 25, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 459 note7 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, laureate head right
Rev:– M-ONET AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMCRE -. RIC 459 note (citing RD). RSC -.
maridvnvmJan 25, 2019
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Henry VIII (1509-1547 A.D.)31 viewsAR Groat
Third Coinage
O:  D. G. AnG. FRA. Z hIB. RЄX, , crowned bearded bust half right, rose after rex. , Laker bust A.
R:  C[IVI] TAS BRIS TOLIЄ, royal coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée; lis in forks; pellet below third quarter of shield; rose after TAS, lis before BRIS; pellet on inner border.
Bristol mint; im: -/WS “monogram of William Sharrington” Struck circa 1546-1547.
2.45g
26mm
North 1846; SCBC 2372
4 commentsMatJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -4 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-DEVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194-5
References:– RIC -. RSC-. BMC W Page 108 * (citing Cohen 168 though Cohen 168 is PERT though the BMC coin is decribed as PERTE)
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -4 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-D-EVC, Fortuna standing left holding cornucopiae in each hand
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC -. RSC-. BMCRE -. No examples in the Reka-Devnia hoard
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 448 var.7 viewsObv:–L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMC W429 var (seems to be same obverse die but different reverse legend break cf FORT R-EDVC). RIC 448 var (448 listed for PERT and PERTE)
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4593 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERTE AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– MONET AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 459
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 447 var2 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONI E-V-ENTVS, Fides standing left holding basket of fruits in right hand, grain ears in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMCRE 427 (Appears to be the same obverse die, different reverse legend break). RIC 447 var (PERT rather than PERET). RSC 67c
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 461a4 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERTE AVG IMP - II, Laureate head right
Rev:– VICTO-R AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194-5
References:– RIC 461a, RSC 698a. BMCRE W434.
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 444b3 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONA SPES, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– BMCRE 425. RIC 444b. RSC 57a.
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4502 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE[RT AVG IMP] II, Laureate head right
FORT RDEVC, Fortuna, seated left, holding cornucopia and sceptre
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194-195
References:– BMCRE W430 (same reverse die). RIC 450 (S). RSC 153g
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -2 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-D-EVC, Fortuna standing left holding cornucopiae in each hand
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC -. RSC-. BMCRE -. No examples in the Reka-Devnia hoard
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -2 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERTE AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– MARTI VICTOR, Mars advancing right carrying spear and trophy
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC -, RSC -, BMCRE -.
Would be near RIC 457
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 459 var2 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– MONET AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 459 var (PERT instead of PERTE), RSC -
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 454 var.3 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter seated left, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 454 var (RIC 454 is IOVI VICT with obverse legend with PERTE), RSC -
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -4 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT REDVC, Fortuna (Pax?) seated left holding branch and cornucopia
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC -, RSC -, BMCRE -

This is the first occurrence of the Fortuna (Pax) type that I have seen for Laodicea
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -4 viewsObv:– L SEP SEV PERT AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DVC, Fortuna standing left holding cornucopiae in each hand
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC unlisted. RSC/Cohen unlisted. No examples in the Reka-Devnia hoard
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 448 var.4 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DEVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC - (448 var.). BMCRE -. RSC -.
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 448 var.3 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DEVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 448 var (Scarce), RSC 160b

Obverse and reverse die match to my other specimen
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4532 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-EDVC, Fortuna (Hilaritas), standing front, head left, holding long palm and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194
References:– RIC 453 (Scarce), RSC 157
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC - (466 corr?)3 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– ARAB ADIABENIC, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Reference(s) – C 52 var. BMCRE p 110 var. RIC 466 corr.(RIC 466 (R) is IMP VII but should really be IMP VIII but the reverse type for 466 is incorrectly described as wreath and trophy whereas this type is wreath and palm)
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -2 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– FORTV [RE]DVC, Fortuna seated left holding branch and cornucopia
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194-195
Reference(s) – BMCRE - (This reverse type not listed for Laodicea, I also have an IMP II example). RIC -. RSC -
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -4 viewsObv:–L SEPT SEVER P-ERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIB-ER AVG, Liberalitas seated left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195 - 196
Reference(s) – BMC -. RIC -, RSC -
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -3 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEVER PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– VIRTVT-I AVG, Mars walking right holding spear and trophy
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Reference(s) – BMCRE -. RIC IV - (cf. RIC 847, an Aureus of the type). RSC -.
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 486 var.3 viewsObv:- L SEPT SEVER PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:- VICTOR AVG, Victoria standing right, left foot on globe?, holding shield with left hand, resting on knee, inscribing with right hand
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare.
Reference:– RIC 486 var. BMCRE pg. 113 var. Cohen 704 var
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 484(a)4 viewsObv:–L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– M-ONET AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196 - 197
Reference:– RIC 484(a) (Scarce)
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4815 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Reference:– BMCRE 445 (Same dies?). RIC 481. RSC 288.

Weight 2.71g. 18.69mm
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 480a corr.4 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– IOVI IN-VICT, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and sceptre
Minted in Laodicea ad Mare. A.D. 196-197
Reference:– Cohen 239. RIC 480a corr. (Rare) RIC is likely in error in recording INVICTO in the Vienna collection.

A rare issue and one of its rarer reverse types.
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 479B2 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-EDVC, Fortuna (Pietas) standing left holding patera and cornucopia, sacrificing over altar
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 196-197
References:– BMC W444, RIC 479B (R2), RSC 168c
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 479A (b)7 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PER-T AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– FORT REDVC, Fortuna (Hilaritas) standing front, head left, holding long palm and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196
Ref:– BMCRE 443a. RIC IV 479A (b) (R2)

Unusual obverse legend break PER-T as opposed to the more usual PE-RT.
1 commentsmaridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.32.13 (rev. only)2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.95g, 26.65mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.C - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. VP AVR GALLOV NIKOPOLIT.PROC.IC
River god, bearded (?), nude to hips, leaning l., head turned r., holding in r. hand water
plant and resting with l. elbow on vase from which water is flowing l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1311 (1 ex., London)
b) not in Varbanov
c) nicht in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.32.13 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.32.18 (same die)
rare, S, corroded, stripped
JochenJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 477a (R2)4 viewsObv:– L SEP SEV PERET AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT REDVC, Fortuna standing left holding cornucopiae in each hand
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC 477a (R2 citing Reyka Denvia). BMCRE page 112 also citing RD.
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4774 viewsObv:– L S[EP S]EV PERT AVG IMP VI-[II], Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-EDVC, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC 477 (Scarce, citing Cohen 164 (Paris)). BMCRE page 111 also citing C. 164.
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC - (466 corr?)5 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– ARAB ADIABENIC, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Ref:– Cohen -, BMCRE -, RIC -.

The reverse refers to victory over Niger. To hide the fact that this was a civil war, it is phrased as victory over Arabs and Adiabenians, who aided Niger's cause.

RIC IV 466 has the same reverse legend, listed as IMP VII but as Curtis points out this legend is probably a mis-reading of IMP VIII probably cause by the last I being after the bust as on this example. RIC 466 however is Victory with wreath and trophy whereas this type is Victory with wreath and palm. RIC and BMCRE cite Cohen 52 (5 Francs) for this coin.
maridvnvmJan 24, 2019
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1 Constans16 viewsConstans AE2, Antioch mint, 348-350 AD.

DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans on galley holding phoenix & labarum,
Victory at helm, to right, star in the field.
AN Delta in ex.

RIC VIII Antioch 124
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jan 24, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.35.- 2 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 13,62mm
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPELLI CEVH - MAKRINOC
Laureate head r.
rev. VP - CTATI LONGINOV NIKOPOLITWN PRO
in l. and r. field C - IC
in ex. TRW
Aequitas in long garment, StG. frontal, holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r.
hand scales
ref. a) cf. AMNG I/1, [1771], (1 ex., Neapel) (has PROC ICTRW without break)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in HrHJ (2018):
rev. no Aequitas listed for Longinus under Macrinus
obv. e.g. No. 8.23.1.10 (same die)
rare, F+, dark green patina

JochenJan 23, 2019
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Greek, The collection of coins formed M.P.Vlasto 1344 this coin circa 325-280 BC 13mm 1.16g 2h20 viewsHelmeted head of Athena left,with wreath on bowl/Herakles holding club,stranging the Nemean lion.2 commentsGrant HJan 23, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4727 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONA SPES, Spes standing left, holding flower in right hand, raising hem of skirt with left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 196-197
References:– RIC 472, BMCRE pg 111, RSC 59
maridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 47414 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONI EVENTVS, Fides standing left holding basket of fruits in right hand, grain ears in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 196-197
References:– RIC 474 (scarce). RSC 67b.
1 commentsmaridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -3 viewsObv:– L SEP SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-E-DVC, Fortuna standing left holding cornucopiae in each hand
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC -. RSC/Cohen -. No examples in the Reka-Devnia hoard
maridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4786 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VI-II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-EDVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 195 - 196
References:– BMC W438. RIC 478 (S). RSC 166
maridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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England, John Lackland, (1199-1216 A.D.), Seaby 1352, AR-Penny, London mint, Moneyer: Abel, Short cross, #139 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 commentsquadransJan 23, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -9 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– ARAB ADIABENIC, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm (R of ARAB corrected over B)
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Ref:– Cohen -, BMCRE -, RIC -.

The reverse refers to victory over Niger. To hide the fact that this was a civil war, it is phrased as victory over Arabs and Adiabenians, who aided Niger's cause.

RIC IV 466 has the same reverse legend, listed as IMP VII but as Curtis points out this legend is probably a mis-reading of IMP VIII probably cause by the last I being after the bust as on this example. RIC 466 however is Victory with wreath and trophy whereas this type is Victory with wreath and palm. RIC and BMCRE cite Cohen 52 (5 Francs) for this coin.
1 commentsmaridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 485 4 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– VICTO-R A-VG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath (palm missing)
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194-5
References:– RIC 485, RSC 699. cf BMCRE 450 (different legend break).

Weight 2.88g. 19.84mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 485 var3 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– VICT-O-R AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath (palm missing)
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 194-5
References:– RIC 485 var, RSC 699 var. BMCRE 450 ver (different legend break). All var due to missing palm
maridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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3303 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Perseus standing15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3303; SNG BN 1437-41;

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗϹ ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ
Head of bearded Heracles r., crowned with oak-leaves, club on l. shoulder

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Perseus, wearing winged sandals, standing, l., holding cult statue of Apollo holding wolves in r. hand, chlamys and harpe in l.; at his feet, lion, l., attacking bull kneeling, l.; in field, l., ΒΟΗ/ΘΟΥ disposed either vertically, either horizontally

16.01 gr
30 mm
12h
3 commentsokidokiJan 23, 2019
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T. Carisius6 viewsMoneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. T. Carisius. 46 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.71 g, 6h). Rome mint. Head of Juno Moneta right / Implements for coining money: anvil die with garlanded punch die above, tongs and hammer on either side; all within laurel wreath. Crawford 464/2; CRI 70; Sydenham 982a; Carisia 1a; Type as RBW 1614. VF, toned, small pin hole on obverse below Moneta’s bust.

From the Andrew McCabe Collection, purchased from Peus Nachf., with old German collection ticket.

The apparent punch die on this type may be a cap of Liberty, and the lower die a generic anvil. The cap-shaped object is wreathed like a Dioscurus cap, which is the same cap worn by Vulcan, the god of metal-working. An analogue can be seen in the Scribonius Wellhead issue, RRC 416, which displays four different symbols, not three. Even rarer than the sought-after anvil is the Scribonius with a cap of Liberty, a variety not listed by Crawford. The scene on this coin may thus represent Vulcan’s generic metal-making workshop, but with the placement of the cap above the anvil, it may also be intended to allude to minting even if a punch die is not directly shown.

RRC p. 475 notes one reverse die of this issue with legend T. CARISIV (Amsterdam) as per this coin. Richard Schaefer obtained a photograph of the Amsterdam example and compared it to other examples in his Republican Die Project. In fact, reverse die matched examples to the Amsterdam coin prove the final S of CARISIVS did exist, but the die was filled at a later state. This CARISIV variety from a different die pair seems to have been caused by the same phenomenon. There is a trace of a final letter S. [Andrew McCabe]

Ex-CNG
ecoliJan 23, 2019
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155 - Maximinus II - RIC VI Alexandria 149b6 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 commentsmaridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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155 - Maximinus II - RIC VI Alexandria 099a9 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 commentsmaridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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148 - Galerius - RIC VI Alexandria 107a7 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 commentsmaridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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Corinthia Corinth AR Stater circa 375-300 BC 21.5mm 8.36g 7h Pegasi 4085 viewsPegasos flying left/Helmeted head of Athena left Silenos mask to right all within concave circle.Grant HJan 23, 2019
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa circa 320-280 BC 21mm 8.46g 8h Pegasi 13210 viewsPegasos flying left/Head of Athena left,wearing Corinthian helmet,stylis to right.Grant HJan 23, 2019
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Litra circa 430-425 BC 13mm 0.61g 2h Jenkins 401-536 viewsWarrior on horseback left/Forepart of man-headed bull right.Grant HJan 23, 2019
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Caabria Tarentum AR diobol circa 325-280 BC 13mm 1.16g 2h Vlasto 1344 this coin2 viewsHelmeted head of Athena left,with wreath on bowl/Herakles holding club,strangling the Nemean Lion.Grant HJan 23, 2019
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 437 Bust Type C4 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Hercules, standing right, leaning on club, with lion’s skin on rock.
Minted in Lugdunum (Retrograde C|_). Emission 5. Officina 4. Autumn A.D. 287 – Autumn A.D. 289
Reference:– Cohen 565 Bastien 65 (2 examples cited). RIC V Pt. 2 Lugdunum 437

Weight 3.93g. 22.64mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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148 - Galerius - RIC V pt II 678 Bust Type C3 viewsObv:– GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– CONCORDIA AVGG, Two concordia holding hands, each holding cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (B in exe.). Emission 10, Officina 2. 1st March to 20th November A.D. 293
References:– RIC V Part 2 678 Bust Type C. Bastien Volume VII 512

Weight 3.81g. 22.64mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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100 - Trebonianus Gallus - RIC 0832 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped cuirassed bust right
Rev– IVNO MARTIALIS, Juno seated left, holding corn ears and sceptre
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 251 - 253
Reference:– RIC 83. RSC 47

Weight 4.86g. 22.50mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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107 - Gallienus - RIC 628 var17 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust left (seen from the front)
Rev:– AETERNITAS AVG, She-wolf standing right, suckling twins
Minted in Antioch. Palm branch in exe. A.D. 265-266
Reference:– C. 47 var.; RIC 628 var. Göbl 1628b

Weight 3.58g. 21.80mm. 0 degrees
3 commentsmaridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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148 - Galerius - RIC VI Antioch 055b5 viewsFollis
Obv:– GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left holding patera
Minted in Antioch (K | E / V // ANT). A.D. 300-301
Reference:– RIC VI Antioch 55b

Weight 10.44g. 27.01mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmJan 23, 2019
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bmc14_35 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT...NεI, radiate head right.
Rev: KAPK...OΠ, Crescent, horns upwards, with pendent fillets and small globe below; between horns six pellets surrounding central pellet..
16 mm, 2.23 gms

BMC 14
Charles MJan 23, 2019
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mionnet322 viewsElagabalus
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate draped bust right.
Rev: Crescent, horns upwards, star within.
14 mm, 2.90 gms

Mionnet 32 variant (bust type)
Charles MJan 23, 2019
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bmc092 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: …ΛIC, crescent, horns upwards, placed on base; between horns star of 8 points.
15 mm, 3.94 gms

BMC 9
Charles MJan 23, 2019
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mionnet31_23 viewsElagabalus
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: ...TPOΠO, crescent, horns upwards, star within and small globe below.
16 mm, 2.75 gms

Mionnet 31 variant (bust type)
Charles MJan 23, 2019
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bmc14_22 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...ANTWNε…, radiate head right.
Rev: Crescent, horns upwards, with pendent fillets and small globe below; between horns six pellets surrounding central pellet..
16 mm, 3.55 gms

BMC 14
Charles MJan 23, 2019
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mionnet314 viewsElagabalus
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...NεI…, radiate head right.
Rev: KAP KO..., crescent, horns upwards, star within and small globe below.
14 mm, 2.89 gms

Mionnet 31 variant (bust type)
Charles MJan 23, 2019
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091 - Otacilia Severa Antoninianus - RIC -5 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– M OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent
Rev:– CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated facing left, holding a patera and a cornucopiae
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 247 - 249
Reference(s) – RIC IV -; Tulln -; Eauze 875; Hunter -; Cohen -.

3rd known example?

Weight 3.57g. 22.18mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmJan 22, 2019
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Byzantine Seal of John 7th Century8 viewsObverse: Cruciform monogram IWANNOV [Seal of] John four dots below
Reverse: Block monogram IWANNOV [Seal of] John between palms with cross above
Found in Israel
pogh_poorJan 22, 2019
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Byzantine Seal of Athanasios 7th Century3 viewsOBVERSE
Bust of the Virgin with medallion between two short crosses. Thin wreath border.
REVERSE
Cruciform monogram. Wreath border. Ἀθανασίου (Seal of) Athanasios
pogh_poorJan 22, 2019
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Titus RIC-15536 viewsĆ Sestertius, 22.74g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 155 (C). BMC 171.
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
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 AthertonJan 22, 2019
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Severus Alexander / RIC 288 var.3 viewsDenarius, 222-224 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAD AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: LIBERTAS AVG / Aequitas standing, holding scales and cornucopiae.
3.12 gm., 18.5 mm.
RIC #288 var.

The most interesting thing about this coin is the die error on the reverse. With the legend LIBERTAS AVG, the figure should be Libertas, holding a pileus and sceptre. Instead the figure is of Aequitas, holding scales and cornucopiae.

This very coin was apparently discussed and pictured in Moneytrend 9, 2008, pp 146 f. and plate 27.
CallimachusJan 22, 2019
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299944 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.13 g, 12 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right.
- Price 2999. A rare early and unusual issue from Tarsos, "Officina B", bearing no symbol.

By comparing these early Tarsos tetradrachms to the staters of Mazaios (Pictured below) it is easy to see the identical forms of the throne, scepter, footstool and other details. The drapery is rendered in a similar manner, the Aramaic inscription of the one and the Greek inscription of the other share the same curve following the dotted border. This evidence indicates the two series of coins were the common product of a single mint.

2 commentsNemonaterJan 21, 2019
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299336 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.25 g, 4 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O:Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, A.
- Price 2993.
1 commentsNemonaterJan 21, 2019
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Alexander III Price 300031 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.16 g, 3 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, B.
- Price 3000.
2 commentsNemonaterJan 21, 2019
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bmc102 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: KAP..., crescent, horns upwards, with pendent fillets, placed on base; between horns star of six points.
15 mm, 2.69 gms

BMC 10 (Caracalla)
Charles MJan 21, 2019
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bmc141 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...ANTWNεI…, radiate head right.
Rev: KAP...OM..., crescent, hrons upwards, with pendent fillets and small globe below; between horns six pellets surrounding central pellet..
15 mm, 2.69 gms

BMC 14
Charles MJan 21, 2019
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Alexius I AR Histamenon nomisma6 viewsAlexius I Comnenus (1081-118). Pre – reform silver histamenon nomisma. Thessalonica mint, struck 1082-1087. 27 mm, 3.46 g. Obv: + KЄ RO AΛЄZIω / IC - XC. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev: (ΔIMITI ΔЄCΠITH). St. Demetrius standing right, holding sword and presenting patriarchal cross set on globe on two steps to Alexius standing facing. Sear 1905.maxthraxJan 21, 2019
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2078 IONIA, Ephesus Hadrian, Wreath4 viewsReference
RPC III, 2078; SNG COP. -. SNG v. Aulock -. SNG München -. BMC -

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ СΕΒΑСΤΗ СΑΒΕΙΝΑ
Laureate head of Hadrian, l. looking r. facing draped bust of Sabina with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane, r., looking l.

Rev. ΕΦΕ/СΙΩΝ
Wreath

7.75 gr
22 mm
h
okidokiJan 21, 2019
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Cr 85/7 AE Uncia Anonymous "H Series"2 viewsc. 211-210 b.c.e. mint in South East Italy 4.01 gm; 17.50 mm
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, pellet (= value = 1)
r: ROMA. Prow right; before, H; below, pellet.
A rarer coin.
Much, much nicer in hand than photos.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 228/2 AR Denarius C. Valerius C.f. Flaccus1 views140 b.c.e. 3.74 gm; 19.00 mm
o: Helmeted head of Roma right, X behind
r: Victory in biga right, [FLAC] above, C. VAL. C. F. below horses, ROMA in exergue.
A very standard type.
Except for the off-center loss of part of the reverse top inscription, a nice strike and nice coin.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 253/1 AR Denarius L. Opimius1 views131 b.c.e. 3.95 gm; 17.50 mm
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; below chin, *; behind, wreath
r: Victory in quadriga right; below, M·OPEIMI. In exergue, ROMA.

Nice toning on this coin, lost a bit in photo.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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cr 286/1 AR Denarius M. Sergius Silus10 views116-115 b.c.e. 3.84 gm; 18.00 mm.
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; before, EX. S.C; behind, ROMA and *
r: Horseman left, holding sword and a severed head in left hand; below horse, Q / [M.] SERGI; in exergue, SILVS.
A special issue, by Senate decree, Sergius holding the fiscal office of Quaestor. Another dynamic decapitation, this coin retaining the facial expressions of the recently-deceased barbarian.
The photo is a bit washed-out, but the excellent obverse strike is apparent.
3 commentsPMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 304/1 AR Denarius L. Memmius5 views 109-108 b.c.e 3.93 gm; 19.50 mm
o: Young male head right (Apollo?), wearing oak-wreath; before, *
r: Dioscuri standing facing between their horses, each holding spear; in exergue, L. MEMMI.
This reverse breaks with the (boring) tradition of The Galloping Dioscuri reverse and presents a bold, frontal, sculptural presentation, similar to the sculptural group in front of the Quirinale Palace.
1 commentsPMahJan 21, 2019
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AD 138-161 - ANTONINVS PIVS6 viewsAntoninus Pius

Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, 19 September 86 – 7 March 161, was Roman emperor from 138 to 161. He was one of the "Five Good Emperors".

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 21, 2019
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Asia Minor, Mysia, RPC, Pergamon, Antoninus Pius, Serapis 3 viewsAntoninus Pius
Pergamon, Mysia
Magistrate Quartos (strategos for the second time)
AE 21, c. AD 144-158
Obv.: ΑV ΤΙ ΑΙ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate head of Antoninus Pius, r.
Rev.: ƐΠΙ СΤΡ ΚοVΑΡΤοV ΤΟ Β ΠƐΡΓΑ, Serapis seated left, extending arm over Cerberus, holding long sceptre
AE, 7.23g, 21mm
Ref.: RPC IV 3195, Weisser 610, BMC 281, Cop 484
shanxiJan 21, 2019
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RPC - Egypt, Alexandria, AD 149/150, Faustina II, Dikaiosyne10 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: L ΙΓ (year 13), Dikaiosyne seated left, holding scales and cornucopia
Billon, 13.46g
Ref.: RPC online 13660, D 3239, Geissen 1949, M 2040
Ex Kölner Münzkabinett
2 commentsshanxiJan 21, 2019
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 149/150, Faustina II, Dikaiosyne7 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: L ΙΓ (year 13), Dikaiosyne seated left, holding scales and cornucopia
Billon, 13.46g
Ref.: RPC online 13660, D 3239, Geissen 1949, M 2040
Ex Kölner Münzkabinett
1 commentsshanxiJan 21, 2019
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Alexander (Tyrannus) of Carthage10 viewsAlexander of Carthage. Usurper, AD 308-310.
Ć Follis (21.5mm, 5.26 g, 6h). Carthago (Carthage) mint.
IMP ALEXANDER P F AVG, laureate head right
[S P Q R OPT]IMO PRINCIPI, aquila between two signa, one on left surmounted by hand, one on right surmounted by wreath; PK.
RIC VI 72 (R3); Salama type X, portrait style G. VF, green patina, earthen encrustation. Very rare reverse type.

CNG Coins Triton XXII Auction, Lot 1170.
2 commentsMark ZJan 21, 2019
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Cr 185/3 Ć Triens Terentius Varo3 viewscirca 169-158 b.c.e., 22 mm, 6.88 gm.
o: Helmeted head of Minerva r.; above, four pellets
r: Prow r.; above, VARO and before, four pellets. Below, ROMA.
Terentia 6.
ex RBW Collection
Hard to get excited about this particular coin, but the type is relatively rare.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 201/2 Ć As C. Scribonius 2 viewscirca 154 b.c.e. 30 mm, 21.38 gm.
o: Laureate head of Janus; above, mark of value "I"
r: Prow r.; above, C·SCR and before, mark of value. Below, ROMA.
Scribonia 2
Although quite worn, the centering of the reverse is quite good, as sometimes it is difficult to determine the initial of the moneyer's praenomen.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 250/2 Ć Quadrans M. Aburi M.f. Gem2 viewsc. 132 b.c.e. 19 mm, 6.70 gm.
o: Head of Hercules r., wearing lion’s skin; behind, three pellets and below neck truncation, club
r: M·ABVRI MF / GEM Prow r.; before, three pellets and below, ROMA.
Aburia 7
E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection (which was very, very large)
Nicely struck, despite wear. Nice dark brown patina.
More to follow on this type.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 421/1 AR Denarius M. Nonius Sufenas9 viewscirca 57- 59 b.c.e., 17.5mm., 3.97gms.
o: SVFENAS – S·C Head of Saturn r.; in l. field, harpa and conical stone
r: PR·L·V·P·F Roma seated l. on pile of arms, holding sceptre and sword, crowned by Victory standing behind her; in exergue, SEX·NONI·. Nonia 1.
The reverse inscription expands as : PR[aetor] L[vdos] V[ictoriae] P[rimus] F[ecit]. Interesting back-story crammed into a busy reverse. The moneyer's father (or grandfather) while Praetor, was the First to "Make" the Games of Victory [of Sulla]. The son's willingness to advertise this on his coins was rather aggressive, considering Sulla's reputation was rapidly declining and his father was a mere partisan despite sponsoring one round of games, and he himself no more popular even though he became praetor, somewhat underlined by this being the first and only "Nonia" issue. Presumably he had faith in Pompey, who was the most enduring and successful of the Sullan partisans and seen as the senior in the power-sharing "First Triumvirate". This bet seemingly did not work out well, but the specifics are not available.
3 commentsPMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 313/4 Ć Quadrans L. Memmius Galeria1 viewsc. 106 b.c.e., 18 mm, 4.16 gms.
o: Head of Hercules r., wearing lion’s skin; behind, three pelelts
r: Three pellets above /L·MEMMI above Prow r., with head of Venus decorating acrostolium; before, Cupid placing wreath on its top and below, ROMA.
Memmia 5. Sydenham 575b.
One has to squint, a bit, at the interersting reverse to see Venus and Cupid on the reverse, but Cupid is facing left and stretching very hard towards the acrostolium, wings fluttering behind. The "eye" and the "X" oar-box are clear, as are the stylized waves.
ex RBW Collection (not NAC sales)
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 350B/1 AE Semis Anonymous2 views86 b.c.e. 5.89 gms 21.50 mm
o: Laureate head of Saturn right; behind, S
r: ROMA. Prow left; before, S.
Prow - left are always scarcer than Prow- right.
Although this coin's best days are behind it, the reverse still shows considerable detailing at the water-line, the rostrum, and on the main-deck. The superstructure seems to have been neglected. nicer color than photo.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 352/1 AR Denarius L. Iulius Bursio1 views85 bce; 3.83 gms; 20.50 mm
o: Male head right, with attributes of Apollo (youthful head), Mercury (winged headress) and Neptune (trident); behind, rudder.
r: Victory in quadriga right; above, numeral [xv??]; in exergue, L. IVLI. BVRSIO
This is an odd type, combining attributes of three gods on the obverse with an extremely mundane reverse. The rudder die mark is fairly rare, and I have not seen another published example. Any Republican type with a wide variety of die marks and numbers will end up representlng a large issue. I will update this posting soon, when I retrieve my Crawford set.
This coin, despite the deposits, is in excellent condition.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 183/1 Ć As Anonymous [wolf/twins]0 views169-158 b.c.e. (31mm, 26.29g, 7h).
o:Laureate head of bearded Janus
r: Prow of galley r.; above, she-wolf standing r., suckling Romulus and Remus
This reverse is rather unusual, in that it depicts the foundation story of Rome with bare minimum lines, which is depicted on later denarii in considerable detail, if not particular artistry. I have only one coin of this type, which seems to have suffered in striking due to the rather shallow twins and almost smudged prow.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 259/1 AR Denarius Q. Marcius Q.n. Philippus2 views129 b.c.e ;17 mm, 3.73 gm
o: Helmeted head of Roma right, with star on neck-guard; * mark of value behind
r: Q · P(HI)LIP[VS] below, [ROMA] in ex, Macedonian horseman riding right; Macedonian helmet to left
For those of you who may say "Macedonian helmet????" on reverse, the highly-stylized mark represents such a helmet, perhaps engraved by someone who had never seen a Macedonian helmet, or, as in the case of the moneyer, had heard a description from his grandfather.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 282/5 AR Denarius3 views118 b.c.e. 20 mm, 3.86 gm
o: L · PORCI LICI, head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet; * mark behind
r: L · LIC · CN · DOM in exergue, Gallic warrior (Bituitus?), hurling spear and holding shield and carnyx, driving biga right.
Sydenham 520; Porcia 8
The reverse centering on this coin is not ideal, but the obverse is nicely centered and the serration is perhaps showing natural wear. (I am not certain.) The reverse strike is good.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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castelin122 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate head left, below eagle flying right.
Rev: Vexillum; in left field, unclear symbol/unclear symbol; in right field, IIII/unclear symbol.
15 mm, 4.50 gms

Castelin 12
Charles MJan 21, 2019
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Cr 380/1 AR Denarius C. POBLICIUS Q.F.2 views80 b.c.e. 3.8 gm.; 18 mm.
o: ROMA. Helmeted and draped bust of Roma right; F above.
r: C POBLICI Q F. Hercules standing left, wrestling the Nemean Lion; club below, quiver with bow and arrows to left, F above.
I. for one, feel that the Nemean Lion got a raw deal. Apart from having a demi-god out to get him, his skin became Hercules's "look". But Hercules was so...dense that he needed Athena to explain how to skin the poor lion -- which, in the typical way, makes the protagonist seem like a dim-wit. If you need a top-notch goddess to help you, then perhaps your accomplishment is at least 2nd rate.
A few elements of the inscription are weak, but the banker's marks are strong lettering. The serration looks entirely original to me.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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castelin032 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate head right, below eagle flying right.
Rev: Vexillum, in left field, unclear symbol/reverse P; in right field, IIII/S.
15 mm, 4.76 gms

Castelin 3
Charles MJan 21, 2019
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Cr. 340/4 AR Denarius L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi1 views90 BC.
O: Head of Janus, laureate.
R: L PISO, prow right, with Victory standing right, palm branch over shoulder, FRVGI
11.31 gms; 28.00 mm
(You have to use your imagination to find most of the reverse inscription on this coin, a relatively late bronze which would have seen a lot of circulation. Victoria is very clear.)
PMahJan 21, 2019
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castelin05var1 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT KM(…), laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Vexillum with Sagittarius right; in left field, III/ unclear symbol; in right field, reverse C/P.
17mm, 5.56 gms

Castelin 5 variant (Bust type and no eagle on obverse)
Charles MJan 21, 2019
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S.860 Eanred (Herreth)2 viewsSceat of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Herreth
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 860
O: +EANRED DEX
R: +HERRED

Ex- eBay, Spink
NapJan 21, 2019
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Cr 342/5a AR Denarius C. Vibius C. f. Pansa2 views90 BC. 3.88 gms 18.00 mm
O: Head of Apollo right, laureate.
R: Minerva in quadriga right; holding reins, spear and trophy; above, flying Victoria; C VIBIVS CF in ex.
I cannot quite make out the control mark before chin.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 345/1 AR Denarius Cn. Lentulus Clodianus3 views88 b.c.e. 3.80 gm; 18.50 mm
o: Helmeted bust of Mars, seen from behind, head right
r: Victory in biga right; in exergue, CN. LENTVL
A very typical presentation of "head and horses".... except that view is slightly over the should of Mars. This view, which I have flagged on other coins, is not common. Question: Why, and why did this view end
PMahJan 21, 2019
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S.865 Aethelred II (Eanred)5 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Eanred
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 865
O: +EDILRED REX
R: +EANRED
Motif: 1/1

Variety with a pellet in one quadrant of the obverse central cross. Similar pellet-in-single-cross-qudrant is sometimes encountered on later Saxon coinage and may indicate a certain ecclesiastical mark, but it is rarely found on stycas.

Ex- CNG
NapJan 21, 2019
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Cr 348/1 AR Denarius L. Rubrius Dossenus2 views3.26 gms 19.00 mm

o: Laureate head of Jupiter right, sceptre over shoulder, DOSSEN behind
r: Triumphal quadriga rt decorated with thunderbolt, Victory above; RVBRI in ex.
Jupiter's thunderbolt, in the Roman style, is remarkably clear on this otherwise weak reverse strike. The nice centering helps.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius2 viewsVespasian, 69-79. Denarius 74, Rome.
3.17 g
Obv: Head Laureate right IMP CAESAR VESP AVG
Rev:Emperor with branch and scepter on a Curule chair.
PON MAX TRP COS V
RIC II / 1, 683, C. 363.
Ex: Dr. Busso Peus Nach. January 19, 2018
orfewJan 21, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius2 viewsDomitian
A.D. 81
AR Denarius
(18x19) mm (3.2) g
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; laureate head right.
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, semicircular triangular frame decorated with three crescents.
RIC II Rome 32 (R)
Purchased from Victor Clark January 19,2018
1 commentsorfewJan 21, 2019
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Hartill 16.93, Schjöth 497, Fisher's Ding 9040 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Ren Zong (1022-1063), Reign Title Huang Song (1056-1063)
1 cash (cast bronze), 3.60 g., 25.11 mm.

Obv: Huang Song tong bao (Seal script; top of Huang curved, bao a rounded square)

Rev: Blank

Hartill rarity 15

ex Forvm Ancient Coins (bulk lot)
StkpJan 21, 2019
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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, #139 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 commentsquadransJan 21, 2019
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13.04. Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 13.04./a1d2.04./235., H-050, CNH I.-059, U-043, #0129 views13.04. Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 13.04./a1d2.04./235., H-050, CNH I.-059, U-043, #01
avers: REX BELA, Crowned head facing, the border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of legend, cross in a circle with wedges in the angles, line border.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 11,0-11,5mm, weight: 0,47g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-050, CNH I.-059, Unger-043, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 13.04./a1d2.04./235.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 20, 2019
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CÁC II. 20.21.1.1./c3.01./33v., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-181, CNH I.-162, U-095, #0138 viewsCÁC II. 20.21.1.1./c3.01./33v., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-181, CNH I.-162, U-095, #01
avers: Four connected curves containing crosses, a cross of Saint Andrew with dots in the angles in the center, a border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in the angles, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,5 mm, weight: 0,18g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-181, CNH I.-162, Unger-095,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.21.1.1./c3.01./33v.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 20, 2019
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Probus13 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding pugio in right hand.
CONCORD MILIT; Emperor standing right, clasping hand of Concordia; T in field.
Ex: XXI
Siscia
RIC 656var.
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJan 20, 2019
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Probus11 viewsAE-Abschlag
SOL CONIS PROBI AVG; Jugate busts left of Probus helmeted, cuirassed, with spear and shield, and Sol radiate.
P M TR P V COS III PP . ; Radiate lion walking left.
Ex: SERD
Serdica
RIC - ; Bastien Le Buste monétaire; Pl. 123; 1 for same obverse die. There with different reverse die missing "V" in reverse legend.
2 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJan 20, 2019
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Hadrianus, sestertius9 viewsHadrianus, sestertius.
22,97 g. 32,79 mm.
obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS / Laureate bust of Hadrian facing right with drapery on left shoulder.
Rev. COS. III. S. C. / Aequitas standing left, holding scale and rod.
RIC 637, Cohen 385.
Ex Emilio Tevere.
1 commentsMarsmanJan 20, 2019
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Carausius Antoninianus - PAX AVG6 viewsCarausius Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
PAX AVG
Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre.

RIC Vii 881
Harry GJan 20, 2019
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Allectus Quinarius - VIRTVS AVG9 viewsAllectus Quinarius

Obverse:
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
VIRTVS AVG
Galley sailing left. QC in exergue.

Camulodunum mint

RIC Vii 128f
Harry GJan 20, 2019
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Otacilia Severa Antoninianus41 viewsOtacilia Severa Antoninianus

Obverse:
MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed, draped bust right on crescent

Reverse:
PVDICITIA AVG
Pudicitia seated left, pulling veil and holding sceptre

RIC 123c
2 commentsHarry GJan 20, 2019
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Greek, Italy, LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos15 views22mm, 7.46 g, 11h
Philistion Group. Helmeted head of Athena right, griffin on bowl / Lion standing right; die erasure below. Williams 394 (O197/R278); HN Italy 1301; SNG ANS 1397; SNG Ashmolean 1392; BMC 110; McClean 1470 (all from the same dies). VF, toned.
Ex Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin 818 (March 1987), no. B34.
3 commentsLeoJan 20, 2019
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0681 Hadrian half AS Roma 124-28 AD Griffin right18 viewsReverence.
RIC 681; BMC -; Strack 624; van Heesch 150/9b; CRS 30; McAlee 549; C. 433; RPC III, 3759

Issue Orichalcum coinage struck at Rome for circulation in Syria; Asses

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, with paludamentum, seen from rear, r.

Rev. COS III
Griffin flying r.; below, S C

7.02 gr
23 mm
12h
4 commentsokidokiJan 20, 2019
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Artemis, Lykia, Masikytes2 viewsLykia, Masikytes
Obv.: Draped bust of Artemis left, bow and quiver over shoulder.
AR, 0.92g, 12mm


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 20, 2019
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Artemis, Ionia, Ephesus2 viewsIonia, Ephesus
Rev.: ЄΦЄCIΩN, Artemis driving biga of stags right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow.
AE, 3.15g, 17mm

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 20, 2019
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Amazon Kyme, Horse, Tetradrachm9 viewsAiolis, Kyme
Tetradrachm
ca. 165-140 BC
Amphiktyon, magistrate
Obv.: Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing tainia
Rev.: ΚΥΜΑΙΩΝ, Horse prancing right; one-handled cup below, AMΦIKTYΩN in exergue; all within wreath.
AR, 31.6mm, 16.47g
Ref.: BMC 83, Oakley 77
1 commentsshanxiJan 20, 2019
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1498, AR Brakteat, Raven, Circle8 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
AR Brakteat
AD 1498
Obv.: ​Head of raven left within closed circle and dotted circle
Rev.: -
AR, 0.31g, 17.4mm
Ref.: Freiburger Münzen und Medaillen No. 14
2 commentsshanxiJan 20, 2019
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Denar, RIC 3, p.271, 714 - Faustina II, Salus seated