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1804 GEORGE III AR BANK OF ENGLAND DOLLAR 1 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX. Laureate and draped bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BANK OF ENGLAND 1804. Britannia, seated left, holding a branch and spear, her left arm resting on a shield which in turn rests on a cornucopia, a beehive is in the background to the left; all within a garter inscribed FIVE SHILLINGS DOLLAR. The garter is surmounted by a castellated "crown" of five circular stone turrets.
On this coin there are enough traces of the host coin discernible on the reverse, near the edge between 'BANK' and 'OF', and on the obverse below the bust to make an accurate identification of the undertype possible. It was overstruck on a Spanish Colonial 8 Reales minted at Potosi in Bolivia which bore the date 1806.
Spink 3768; Obverse die A, Reverse die 2
Diameter: 41mm | Weight: 26.7gms | Die Axis: 11
SPINK: 3768

This portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810), this is marked by C. H. K. in raised letters on the truncation at the king's shoulder. The reverse, which was also designed by Kuchler has the raised initial K in the triangular space between the shield, cornucopia, and Britannia's dress. Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.

Note on George III Bank of England Silver Dollars
Although George III reigned for sixty years from 1760 to 1820, the only crowns issued were in the last three years of his reign, apart from these Bank of England dollars issued as an emergency measure.
There had been a persistent shortage of silver coins throughout most of George's reign, and the Bank of England attempted to alleviate this by counter-marking Spanish colonial 8-Reale pieces (the “pieces of eight” of pirate legend) with a punch bearing the head of George III. When this counter-mark was enthusiastically counterfeited, the bank resorted to counter-stamping the entire coin. Most survivors were struck on Mexican or Peruvian 8-Reale pieces, though a few have been found to be struck on issues from Spain proper. Although these Bank of England dollars are all dated 1804, they were issued every year until 1811, and occasionally the dates of Spanish 8 Reales minted after 1804 can be discerned on them. In 1811, to take account of the increase in the value of silver, the Bank of England dollar coins were revalued at 5s6d and they stayed at this value until they were withdrawn from circulation in 1817, by which time a massive silver re-coinage was being undertaken.
1 comments*AlexMay 27, 2018
Ionia,_Teos,_(c__300-100_BC_),_Griffin_seated_right,_THI_#937;N,_lyre_within_square_linear_frame,_SNG_Cop__1460__Q-001,_6h,_11,5-12,5mm,_1,82g-s.jpg
Ionia, Teos, (c. 300-100 B.C.), AE-12, SNG Cop. 1460, THIΩN, Lyre within the square linear frame, #13 viewsIonia, Teos, (c. 300-100 B.C.), AE-12, SNG Cop. 1460, THIΩN, Lyre within the square linear frame, #1
avers: Griffin seated right.
reverse: THI ΩN, Lyre within the square linear frame.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5mm, weight: 1,82g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ionia, Teos, , date: c. 300-100 B.C., ref: SNG Cop. 1460,
Q-001
quadransMay 26, 2018
Seleucids,_Demetrios_II__Nikator,_(145-139_BC),_AE-14,_Eagle,_BASILEOS-DHMHTPIOY_THEOY_NIKATROS,_CSE_295,_Hughton_295__Q-001,_h,_16,0mm,_g-s.jpg
Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 12 Demetrios II. (2nd reign), (145-139 B.C.), CSE 295, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Thunderbolt of Zeus. #16 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 12 Demetrios II. (2nd reign), (145-139 B.C.), CSE 295, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Thunderbolt of Zeus. #1
avers: Eagle with wings outspread right with scepter behind.
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY ΘEOY NIKATOΡOΣ, Thunderbolt of Zeus.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Antioch, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios II., date: 145-139 B.C., ref: CSE 295, Hughton 295.,
Q-001
quadransMay 26, 2018
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EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 117-18 AD Eagle 1 viewsReference.
RPC III, --; Dattari 1554 var. (laureate head)

Issue L B = year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from front, star in front

Rev. L Β
Eagle standing, right

12.64 gr
22 mm
h
okidokiMay 26, 2018
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132 - Probus - RIC 722 var2 viewsAntonianus
Obv:–VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left, with spear
Rev:– PROVIDENT AVG, Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre
Minted in Siscia (_ | Q / XXI). 7th emission, A.D. 280
Reference:– RIC 722 var. (Unlisted bust type). This bust type also unlisted in Alföldi as is this officina

3.93 gms.21.61 mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvmMay 26, 2018
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LFOLDI 074.0030 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (QUADRIGA TO LEFT)
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A//XXI
WEIGHT 3.82g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC 776 var. (UNLISTED WITH A//XXI MINTMARK)
ALFOLDI 074.003 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1233
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 082.0020 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIT
WEIGHT 2.82g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-23mm
RIC 783
ALFOLDI 082.002 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1234
Note: a scarcer variant (Soli Invicto AVG instead of just Soli Invicto) of this otherwise very popular reverse type in Probus' coinage
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 076.1470 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (QUADRIGA TO LEFT)
BUST TYPE: H2 =Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIT
WEIGHT 3.71g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21,5mm
RIC 767
ALFOLDI 076.147 (14 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1228
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 061.001 second specimen)0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE (Roma in temple seated on throne, holding victoriola)
BUST TYPE: H2 =Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIP
WEIGHT 4.51g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC 737
ALFOLDI 061.001
COLLECTION NO. 1229
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 076.1181 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (QUADRIGA TO LEFT)
BUST TYPE: H2 =Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIT
WEIGHT 3.82g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 774
ALFOLDI 076.118 (9 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1230

Note: no exergual line
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 096.1770 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (MARS WALKING RIGHT, HOLDING TROPHEE)
BUST TYPE: H2 =Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.64g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 810
ALFOLDI 096.177 (26 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1231
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 042.1200 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: H2 =Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIVI
WEIGHT 4.43g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 715 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH XXIVI MINTMARK)
ALFOLDI 042.120 (3 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1232
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 043 / - UNLISTED0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: P M TRI P COS II P P
BUST TYPE: H2 =Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIS
WEIGHT 4.00g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-25mm
RIC 611
ALFOLDI 043 / - (UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1236

Very rare and desirable variety with the lion walking right and head of ox in front of the lion. This is by far the rarest of the 6 known variants of the reverse type with lion for Siscia.

The only example of this type known to me. Possibly unique!
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 073.0650 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (Spread quadriga)
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIV
WEIGHT 2.80g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 776
ALFOLDI 073.065 (1 EX. MISSONG)
COLLECTION NO. 1242
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 026.1200 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A2 = radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Γ//XXI
WEIGHT 4.02g / AXIS: 1h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 650
ALFOLDI 026.120 (1 EX. MISSONG)
COLLECTION NO. 1224
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 017 / - UNLISTED AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE!0 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!
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 419 VAR. (F5 BUST)1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (SPREAD QUADRIGA)
BUST TYPE: F5 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//PXXT
WEIGHT 4.59g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 419 VAR. (F5 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1237
DIVERGENT WREATH TIES

Very rare and desirable reverse type for Ticinum in combination with a scarce bust. This is the only example of this type known to me. Possibly unique!
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 3470 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata), holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//TXXT
WEIGHT 3.80g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-22,5mm
RIC: 347
COLLECTION NO. 1239

ONLY 4TH SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHERS BEING MY COLLECTION NO. 1025 - BUT WITH DIVERGENT WREATH TIES - AND GLOUCESTER HOARD NO. 1268 AND EBAY SALE OF 2010-11-05)
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 5710 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS III
REVERSE: SALVS PVBLIC
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata), holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Γ
WEIGHT 3.09g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 20-21mm
RIC: 571
COLLECTION NO. 1241

ONLY THIRD EXAMPLE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN G. KRYSZCZUK'S COLLECTION AND NAVIS-MUHLEN HOARD NO. 430)

This coin is part of the scarce first phase of Ticinum’s 6th emission (according to Pink’s emission classification) with greek numerals of officinae not accompanied by the XXI monetary reform mark. In the much more common and abundant second phase of 6th emission the greek numerals were followed by the XXI mark in the exergue.
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 531 var. 1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//AXXI
WEIGHT 4.17g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-22,5mm
RIC: 531 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 1225
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 5531 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed, helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B/-//-
WEIGHT: 3.46g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20-22mm
RIC: 553
COLLECTION NO. 1235

8th KNOWN SPECIMEN TO ME (one sold on EBAY on 2008-05-18 + 6 Examples IN VEMANIA ISNY II HOARD)

This coin is part of the scarce first phase of Ticinum’s 6th emission (according to Pink’s emission classification) with greek numerals of officinae not accompanied by the XXI monetary reform mark. In the much more common and abundant second phase of 6th emission the greek numerals were followed by the XXI mark in the exergue.
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 437 E2 BUST0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG (Virtvs dressed as amazon, holding victoria)
BUST TYPE: E2 = radiate, cuirassed, helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield; seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.89g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 437
COLLECTION NO. 1244

8th known specimen of this type known to me
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 880 E1 BUST VIR1 OFFICINA 11 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -//KAA
WEIGHT 3.93g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 23-24 mm
RIC 880
COLLECTION NO. 1227
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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MPR 0681 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: P M TR P COS P P
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/E//XXI
WEIGHT 3.57g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 607 (UNLISTED WITH E IN FIELD AND ERRONEOUSLY ATTRIBUTED TO SISCIA)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 068 (ONLY 1 EX. CITED)
COLLECTION NO. 1240

NOTE: ONLY THIRD EXAMPLE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER IS CITED BY ESTIOT/GYSEN AND GUILLEMAIN AND IS IN THE VIENNA COLLECTION AND ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS IN C. OLIVA COLLECTION)
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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MPR 2261 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RE
WEIGHT 3.73g / AXIS: 7h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 204
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 226 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1226

Note: divergent wreath ties
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RESTITVT ORBIS 1st OFFICINA only 2nd known specimen1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A•//XXI
EMMISSION: 4
WEIGHT: 4,19 / AXIS:12h / DIAMETER: 21,5mm
RIC 925 (ANTIOCHIA)
COLLECTION NO. 1245

Attribution of this coin to the 4th unspecified oriental mint instead of Antiochia (as in RIC V.II) is based on the article by S. Estiot, "L’Empereur et l’usurpateur: un 4e atelier oriental sous Probus"; Studies in ancient coinage in honor of Anndrew Burnett, Spink, London, 2015.

Only 1 specimen of this type is cited in the above article. Apparently only the second known specimen (with dot after A)!
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 921 OFFICINA 40 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Δ//XXI
WEIGHT 3.93g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC 921
COLLECTION NO. 1243
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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1797 GEORGE III AE "CARTWHEEL" TWOPENCE0 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III • D : G • REX. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. 1797. Britannia seated facing left, holding olive branch and trident. Small ship in left background; mint-mark SOHO below shield.
Diameter: 41mm. Weight: 56.7gms.
SPINK: 3776

This portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810), this is marked by a small "K." in the drapery at the base of the King's bust. Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.

The figure of Britannia was portrayed seated amid the waves and holding a trident instead of a spear for the first time on the Cartwheel twopences and pennies of this year. This mighty coin was struck in Birmingham by Matthew Boulton at his Soho Mint, but, since it weighed a full two ounces (56.7gms) and measured 5mm thick with a diameter of 41mm, it was a bit heavy for the pocket and was soon discontinued. Many have survived though, battered and worn, having been used as weights for kitchen scales. Some of these twopence coins, because they were so big, were even turned into patch boxes.
*AlexMay 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 065.056 AFTER CLEANING0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/VII//XXI
WEIGHT 3.13g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC 747 VAR. (PARMA SHIELD UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 065.056
COLLECTION NO. 716
NOTE: Emperor is holding parma shield (rare)
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 060.003 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIT
WEIGHT 4.21g / AXIS: 2h / WIDTH 22-22,5mm
RIC 739
ALFOLDI 060.003
COLLECTION NO. 1080
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 063.006 AFTER CLEANING0 views
OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG (Salvs seated)
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIQ
WEIGHT 3.67g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 753
ALFOLDI 063.006 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1129
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 041.040 SECOND EXAMPLE1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: B1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/VI//XXI
WEIGHT: 3.38g
RIC 706
ALFOLDI 041.040 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1176
NOTE: SCARSE BUST TYPE
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 041.127 RR AFTER CLEANING1 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
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 041.119 AFTER CLEANING1 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
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 042.058 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/P//XXI
WEIGHT 3.81g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20,5-22mm
RIC 713
ALFOLDI 042.058
COLLECTION NO. 938
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 076.159 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: B1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIT
WEIGHT 2.90g / AXIS: 7h
RIC 767 VAR. (BUST B1 UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 076.159
COLLECTION NO. 264
EX M.G. COLLECTION
SCARCE BUST TYPE
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 084.013 AFTER CLEANING2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SPES AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/V//XXI
WEIGHT 3.64g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-24mm
RIC 786
ALFOLDI 084.013
COLLECTION NO. 624
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 026.044 AFTER CLEANING2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: E//XXI
WEIGHT 3.36g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 651
ALFOLDI 026.044
COLLECTION NO. 154
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 005.043 AFTER CLEANING2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: F1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIT
WEIGHT 3.75g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-22mm
RIC 626
ALFOLDI 005.43
COLLECTION NO. 457
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 027.015 AFTER CLEANING0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIS
WEIGHT 3.79g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 671
ALFOLDI 027.015
COLLECTION NO. 563
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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ALFOLDI 005.022 VERY RARE AFTER CLEANING0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: F5
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//TXXI
WEIGHT 3.90g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22,5 mm
RIC: 627 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP C PROBVS P AVG LEGEND)
ALFOLDI 005.022 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 990
EX DATTARI COLLECTION
NOTE: Rare bust type in combination with rare obverse legend in combination with very rare mintmark TXXI. This coin is part of a very rare and brief emission struck by the third officina with the letter T before the reform mark XXI (sometimes the letter "t" is in the field). Only Adventvs and Soli invicto reverses were struck in this brief emission.
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 877 VAR. H2 BUST VIR1 OFFICINA 3 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT 3.93g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 877 VAR. (H2 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 288
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 845 B BUST OFFICINA 1 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KAA
WEIGHT: / AXIS: / WIDTH:
RIC: 845
COLLECTION NO. 777
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 867 VAR. E1 BUST IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG OFFICINA 1 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•A•
WEIGHT 4.49 / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22,5-24mm
RIC 867 VAR. (E1 BUST AND KAA UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 901
VERY RARE
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 862 VAR. E1 BUST IMP M AVR PROBVS AVG0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•Δ•
WEIGHT 4.60g / DIAMETER: 22m
RIC 862 VAR. (IMP M AVR PROBVS AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1222

Very rare obverse legend without "C" before M AVR PROBVS AVG

Only second specimen of this type known to me (the other coming from auction Emporium 49, lot 691 - the latter information courtesy of Ph. Gysen).
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 492 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI INVICTI AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Q/-//SXXI
WEIGHT 3.96g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-24mm
RIC: 492
COLLECTION NO. 662
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQUITI SERIES ("Q")
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 5411 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: MARTI PACIF
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Δ/-//-
WEIGHT 4.12g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 20-22mm
RIC: 541
COLLECTION NO. 611
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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S.832 Anglo-Saxon sceat1 viewsEclectic Anglo-Saxon sceat
S.832
"Fledgling" type
O: Wolf head right, protruding tongue (or a serpent facing the wolf)
R: Creature (possibly fledgling) right, walking with triquetra tail

This unusual type is only known from a few examples, and is not represented in the British Museum collection or in Rigold's papers. The wolf face is similar to some coins of series K, while the creature, sometimes called a fledgling, seems to have hands with fingers, a beak, a body twisted into a triquetra and a three-pronged tail. I don't see the "fledgling" but the name has stuck to some extent so I'll go with convention.

Ex- Jon Mann
NapMay 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 430 E1 BUST PARMA SHIELD RRR AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG (Mars walking right holding trophy)
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and (Parma) shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 2.70g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 24-25mm
RIC: 430
COLLECTION NO. 1183
Note: only 3RD KNOWN SPECIMEN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN M.GRIFFITHS COLLECTION AND SAVOCA BLUE AUCTION 4 LOT 1502)
Ex. Gianni collection
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 315 AFTER CLEANING2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: IOVI CONSERVAT
BUST TYPE: A2 = radiate, draped (Paludamentum) and cuirassed bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//TTI(cinum)
WEIGHT: 3.54g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20-22mm
RIC: 315
COLLECTION NO. 1149

scarce and desirable reverse struck during the very brief first emission at Ticinum. Variant with dressed Jupiter (the other being nude Jupiter)

Ex S. Luethi collection
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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B 010 Phocas and Leontia (602-610 A.D.), Antioch as Theopolis, SB 0675, -/CONΔ, AE-Decanummium, Year 4, 12 viewsB 010 Phocas and Leontia (602-610 A.D.), Antioch as Theopolis, SB 0675, -/CONΔ, AE-Decanummium, Year 4,
avers: (Dm POCA) NЄ PЄ AV (or similar), Phocas on left, holding cross on globe and Leontia on right, holding sceptre topped by cross, standing facing; cross between their heads.
reverse: Large X, between ANNO and the numerals representing the regnal year (4=II-I/I). Over Cross, mintmark below (Ћ).
exergue: ANNO/II-I/I//Ћ, diameter: 15,0-16,5mm, weight:1,96g, axis:6h,
mint: Antioch as Theopolis, date: 606? A.D., ref: Sear 0675, p-152, MIB 87.
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 317 AFTER CLEANING2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PERPETVITA AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QTI
WEIGHT 3.43g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21 mm
RIC: 317
COLLECTION NO. 985
EX DATTARI COLLECTION
RARE AND DESIRABLE REVERSE TYPE OF TICINUM'S FIRST EMMISSION
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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B 010 Phocas (602-610 A.D.), Constantinopolis, SB 0640, -/CONΔ, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Year 6(Ч), 11 viewsB 010 Phocas (602-610 A.D.), Constantinopolis, SB 0640, -/CONΔ, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Year 6(Ч),
avers: (Dm POCAS) PERP AVG (or similar), Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes, and holding mappa and cross (or mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre).
reverse: Large XXXX, ANNO above, regnal year to right (Ч), mintmark CON and officina letter (Δ).
exergue: ANNO/XXXXЧ//CONΔ, diameter: 28,0-31,0mm, weight:12,43g, axis:7h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 608? A.D., ref: Sear 0640, p-145, MIB 61-62.
Q-001
quadransMay 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 376 E1 BUST AFTER CLEANING0 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: HERCVLI PACIF
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//SXXT
WEIGHT 3.31g / AXIS: 1h
RIC: 376
COLLECTION NO. 866
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 363 RRR AFTER CLEANING0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 4.09g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC: 363
COLLECTION NO. 715
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE COIN WITH THE LONG P F LEGEND
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 2716 B4 BUST AFTER CLEANING2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: B4 (cuirassed bust right seen from back)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXI•T•
MINT: SERDICA
WEIGHT:
RIC TEMP: 2716 (4 EX.)
This is only the 5th known specimen in the world !!!
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 1812 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: ORIENS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A/-//XXIR
MINT: ROMA
EMMISSION: 11
WEIGHT: 4.01
AXIS: 6H
RIC TEMP: 1812 (64 EX.)
EX G. DATTARI COLLECTION
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 18321 viewsOBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: ORIENS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: H/-//XXIR
MINT: ROMA
WEIGHT: 3.57g
RIC TEMP: 1832 (65 EX.)
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 317 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PERPETVITATE AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QTI
WEIGHT 3.89g / AXIS: 11h
RIC: 317
COLLECTION NO. 262
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 333 H2 BUST AFTER CLEANING0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.67g / AXIS: 5h / WIDTH 21-23mm (21mm within dotted circle)
RIC: 333
COLLECTION NO. 486
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 472 AEQVIT SERIES RRR AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: MARTI PACIF
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: V/-//QXXI
WEIGHT 4.81g / AXIS: 1h / WIDTH 21-24mm
RIC 472
COLLECTION NO. 506
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE EXTREMELY RARE CODED AEQVIT SERIES (PINK’S 7TH TICINUM EMMISSION) - LETTER "V"
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 497 VAR. RRR AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: V/-//TXXI
WEIGHT 3.38g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC: 497 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH THE LONG P F LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 580
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES ("V")
APPARENTLY ONLY THE 2ND SPECIMEN KNOWN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN)
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 547 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//EXXI
WEIGHT 3.15g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC: 547
COLLECTION NO. 581
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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MPR 011 A BUST AFTER CLEANING2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/B//XXI
WEIGHT 2.92g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20,5mm
RIC 673 VAR.
MPR 011 (3 EX.)
S.ESTIOT, P.GYSEN (2006): 2 EX.
Collection no. 867
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE BUST TYPE FOR ROME'S 1 EMMISSION
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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MPR 241 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Rζ
WEIGHT 3.54g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 190 VAR.
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 241 (1 EX.)
S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN (2006): 4 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 908
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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MPR 314 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//RE
WEIGHT 2.19g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 22mm
RIC: 207
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 314 (1 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1204
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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MPR 027 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: A2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -E//XXI
WEIGHT 3.78g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: 151
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 027 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 365
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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MPR 0161 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: AEQVITAS AVG
BUST TYPE: A2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -Γ//XXI
WEIGHT 3.46g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 20-23mm
RIC: 150
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 16 (6 EX.)
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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MPR 159 AFTER CLEANING1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RE
WEIGHT 3.17g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC: 204
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 159 (18 EX.)
L’ATELIER DE ROME AU DEBUT DU REGNE DE PROBUS (276-277). CORPUS ET DOCUMENTS INEDITS, 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 27 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 597
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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MPR 286 AFTER CLEANING2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R*ζ
WEIGHT 3.85g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-26mm
RIC: 164 VAR. (MINTAMRK R*ζ UNLISTED)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 286 (1 EX.) RRR
COLLECTION NO. 607
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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BASTIEN 431 (AFTER CLEANING)1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/D//-
WEIGHT 3.91g / AXIS 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC: 119 VAR. (D IN RIGHT FIELD UNLISTED)
BASTIEN: 431 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 1201
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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BASTIEN 345 (AFTER CLEANING)2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//II?
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 22-24mm
RIC: 73
BASTIEN: 345 (10 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 945
EX REYSSOUZE HOARD
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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BASTIEN 344 (AFTER CLEANING)2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: COMES AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 4.67g / AXIS 6h
RIC: 67
BASTIEN: 344 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 939
RARE
Barnaba6May 26, 2018
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm4 viewsAttica, Athens AR Tetradrachm, Circa 460-440 BC
weight = 17.00g, 25 mm
NGC AU* - Strike 5/5 - Surface 5/5 - Die Shift [4163031-001]

Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with laurel leaves and vine scroll
Rev: ΑΘΕ, Owl with wings folded standing right, head facing; behind, olive-spray and crescent; all within incuse square

Kroll 8. Dewing 1591-8. SNG Copenhagen 31. Ex. Stacks Coin Galleries sale of November 1992, Lot 108.
Kevin PMay 26, 2018
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Phoenicia, Tyre, Year 37 (90-89 BC). Judas' 30 Pieces of Silver0 viewsPhoenicia, Tyre AR Shekel. Year 37 (90-89 BC)
weight = 14.34g
NGC MS - Strike 5/5 - Surface 4/5 [4281170-003]
Kevin PMay 26, 2018
Tiberius_Caesar_AR_Denarius.jpg
Tiberius Caesar AR Denarius - "Tribute Penny"0 viewsRoman Empire, Tiberius Caesar AR Denarius, Rome Mint
weight = 3.79g
NGC AU* - Strike 5/5 - Surface 4/5 - Fine Style [4164456-001]
Kevin PMay 26, 2018
Kroisos_AR_Twenty-Fourth_Stater.jpg
Lydia, Kroisos AR 1/24 Stater1 viewsKroisos (or Croesus) AR 1/24 Stater
Sardes Mint, circa 560-546 BC
weight = 0.36g, 5mm
NGC XF - Strike 5/5 - Surface 4/5 [4625073-005]

Obv: Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, each with outstretched foreleg
Rev: Two square incuse punches, side-by-side

SNG Kayhan 1022; Klein 562.
Kevin PMay 26, 2018
Kroisos_AV_Prototype_Heavy_Stater.jpg
Lydia, Kroisos AV Heavy "Prototype" Stater1 viewsKroisos (or Croesus) Gold Heavy "Prototype" Stater - The World's First Gold Coin
Sardes Mint, circa 560-546 BC
weight = 10.79g, 17 mm
NGC Choice VF - Strike 5/5 - Surface 4/5 [4241194-002]

Obv: Confronted foreparts of lion - with sun on forehead - left. Confronted foreparts of bull right. Each with outstretched foreleg.
Rev: Two square incuse punches of unequal size, side-by-side

Berk 1; Konuk & Lorber fig. 25 = CH VIII, pl. I, Hoard 7, no. 40 = Triton XV, lot 1243; Athena Fund I 58; McClean 8635; NAIM-BAN 6; Ward 723.
Kevin PMay 26, 2018
Kroisos_AR_Stater.jpg
Lydia, Kroisos AR Stater1 viewsKroisos (or Croesus) AR 1/3 Stater
Sardes Mint, circa 560-546 BC
weight = 10.69g
NGC Choice VF - Strike 5/5 - Surface 5/5 [4241197-007]

Obv: Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, each with outstretched foreleg
Rev: Two square incuse punches of unequal size, side-by-side

Carradice 2; SNG von Aulock 2873; coll. Rosen 662; SNG Berry 1140; BMC 37.
Kevin PMay 26, 2018
Kroisos_AR_Half_Stater.jpg
Lydia, Kroisos AR 1/2 Stater (Siglos)1 viewsKroisos (or Croesus) AR 1/2 Stater (Siglos)
Sardes Mint, circa 560-546 BC
weight = 4.90g, 16mm
NGC Choice XF* - Strike 5/5 - Surface 5/5 [4253890-011]

Obv: Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, each with outstretched foreleg
Rev: Two square incuse punches of unequal size, side-by-side

SNG Von Aulock 2877. Berk 23.
Kevin PMay 26, 2018
Kroisos_AR_Third_Stater.jpg
Lydia, Kroisos AR 1/3 Stater1 viewsKroisos (or Croesus) AR 1/3 Stater
Sardes Mint, circa 560-546 BC
weight = 3.31g, 11-14mm
NGC Choice XF - Strike 5/5 - Surface 4/5 [4241717-002]

Obv: Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, each with outstretched foreleg
Rev: Two square incuse punches of unequal size, side-by-side

Berk 24. SNG Kayhan -
Kevin PMay 26, 2018
Kroisos_AR_Sixth_Stater.jpg
Lydia, Kroisos AR 1/6 Stater1 viewsKroisos (or Croesus) AR 1/6 Stater
Sardes Mint, circa 560-546 BC
weight = 1.74g, 11mm
NGC AU* - Strike 5/5 - Surface 4/5 [4241717-010]

Obv: Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, each with outstretched foreleg
Rev: Two square incuse punches of unequal size, side-by-side

Berk 25. SNG Kayhan 1019. Traité -
Kevin PMay 26, 2018
Kroisos_AR_Twelfth_Stater.jpg
Lydia, Kroisos AR 1/12 Stater1 viewsKroisos (or Croesus) AR 1/12 Stater
Sardes Mint, circa 560-546 BC
weight = 0.85g, 8mm
NGC XF* - Strike 5/5 - Surface 4/5 [4625073-010]

Obv: Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, each with outstretched foreleg
Rev: Two square incuse punches, side-by-side

Berk 26-7; Traité I 413; SNG Kayhan 1020-1021; SNG von Aulock 8213; Boston MFA 2072
Kevin PMay 26, 2018
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KHUSRO II3 views590-628 AD SASANIAN EMPIRE Silver Drachm KHUSRO II

Bust of Khusro II right with elaborate winged crown, type two, topped by a crescent and star, inside a double border. Outside border, crescents and stars./Fire altar with two attendants, inside a triple boarder, outside, four crescents and stars
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 26, 2018
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Peroz (459 - 484 A.D.)12 viewsAR Drachm
O: Crowned bust right, crescent on forehead.
R: Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames; mint to right. (Stuck years 3-8 of reign)
26mm
4g
Gobl Type II
3 commentsMatMay 26, 2018
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rsc195a1 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: P. M. TR. P. IIII COS III P. P., Victory flying left, diadem in both hands, shields to sides, star to left.
18 mm, 1.83 gms

RSC 195a, RIC 45
Charles MMay 26, 2018
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rsc092a20 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERTAS AVG, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter, star in left field
19 mm, 2.10 gms

RSC 92a, RIC 107
Charles MMay 26, 2018
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rsc061b_20 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right, seen from front, bearded, no horn.
Rev: INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing half left sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, recumbent bull behind altar, holding branch raised, star in left field.
19 mm, 2.64 gms

RSC 61b, RIC 88
Charles MMay 26, 2018
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hj6.28.36.06_40 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC AVΓ IOVΛIAMAICA AVΓ., laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia. E in left field below patera.
27 mm, 10.21 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.36.6 (sl different ligate letters on obverse and reverse)
Charles MMay 26, 2018
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asmcalee801A20 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. IMP. C. M. AVR. ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev. Δ ε, star below, all within laurel wreath with 10 elements fastened at top with garland.
15 mm, 2.55 gms

McAlee (Supplement 1) 801A
Charles MMay 26, 2018
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hhj8.26.53.040 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICT →TPON, lion walking right
17 mm, 3.34 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.53.4
Charles MMay 26, 2018
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Constantius II Gloria Exercitus3 viewsConstantius II

Gloria Exercitus

Lugdunum, 2,1 g, 17 mm.
Flamur HMay 26, 2018
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Constantine I VOT XX 3 viewsConstantine I
VOT XX
Mint: Thessalonica: Salonika, Greece
2,7 g, 19 mm.
Flamur HMay 26, 2018
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Constantine I Soli Invicto Comiti4 viewsConstantine I, Ae Follis, 316 AD.

CONSTANTINVS P F AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

SOLI INVICTO COMITI - Sol, radiate, standing left, chlamys draped over upper chest and left shoulder, holding globe above hip level, turned outwards.

2,9 g, 19.4 mm.
Flamur HMay 26, 2018
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rsc2684 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL. AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev:SANCT DEO SOLI, in exergue ELAGABAL, quadriga right bearing conical Stone of Emesa, ornamented with eagle and shaded by four parasols. .
18 mm, 2.60 gms

RSC 268, RIC 195
1 commentsCharles MMay 25, 2018
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1797 GEORGE III AE "CARTWHEEL" PENNY1 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III • D : G • REX. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA 1797. Britannia seated facing left, holding olive branch and trident. Small ship in left background; mint-mark SOHO below shield.
Diameter: 36mm
SPINK: 3777

This portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810), this is marked by a small "K." in the drapery at the base of the King's bust. Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.

This was the year that the first copper penny was struck, it was also the first time that the figure of Britannia was portrayed seated amid the waves and holding a trident instead of a spear. The coin was struck by Matthew Boulton at the Soho Mint, Birmingham but, weighing a full one ounce (28.3g) and with a diameter of 36mm, it was rather heavy for the pocket and was soon discontinued. Many have survived though, battered and worn, having been used as weights for kitchen scales.
*AlexMay 25, 2018
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1902 EDWARD VII AE HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP: . Bare head of Edward VII facing right.
Reverse: HALF PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident; in exergue, 1902.
Diameter 25mm
SPINK: 3991

Edward VII's portrait was designed by George William De Saulles (1862 - 1903), this is marked by a small "De S" below the King's neck.
*AlexMay 25, 2018
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Taras, Calabria3 views302-280 BC (Period VI)
AR Drachm (17mm, 3.18g)
Zor... magistrate.
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla hurling stone.
R: Owl with folded wings standing right; TAP behind, ZOP (magistrate) and club to right.
Vlasto 1055; SNG France 1936-37; HN Italy 975; Sear 367v
ex TN Numismatics
EnodiaMay 25, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv. illegible legend (?botched), laureate head left, no drapery at neck.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
19 mm, 6.11 gms

McAlee 784(b)
Charles MMay 25, 2018
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right
Rev: SALVS ANTONINI AVG, Salus standing right, feeding snake held in her arms.
19 mm, 2.96 gms

RSC 261, RIC 139
Charles MMay 25, 2018
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust of Elagabalus right
Rev: P M TR P IIII COS III P P, Providentia standing facing, head left, holding wand over globe at her feet, and cornucopia, star in left field.
19 mm, 3.38 gms

RSC 189b, RIC 42
Charles MMay 25, 2018
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AR Antoninianus

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right
Rev: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory running right, holding wreath raised and palm.
23 mm, 5.02 gms

RSC 291, RIC 155
Charles MMay 25, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVTKM AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANTCEΛEV-KOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, Concordia standing left, holding phiale and cornucopia.
26 mm, 9.68 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.13 (variant--different reverse legend break and string of letters in exergue--same as last coin)
Charles MMay 25, 2018
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Commodus, 177-192. Denarius (Silver, 15mm, 2.73g), Rome, 192. 2 viewsObv. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL Laureate head of Commodus to right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P Victory advancing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond with her left; in field to left.
References: BMC 332. Cohen 568. RIC 237.
CanaanMay 25, 2018
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Commodus sestertius with the Annona reverse21 viewsCommodus. Sestertius. Roma mint. 183 AD.
19.67 grs and 27 mm.
Observe : M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS. Laureate bust right.
Reverse : ANNO AVG TRP VIII IMP VI COS IIII PP and SC. Annona standing left, holding Victory in hand and a cornucopia. In front a modius with grains. Behind, a galley with two or three sailors.
RIC 377 var. and Cohen 14 var. (due to the reverse legend with ANNO).
3 commentslabienusMay 25, 2018
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Calabria, Taras (c. 344-340 B.C.), Silver Stater.5 views8.03g., 2h
Naked youth on a horse pacing right, crowning the horse with a wreath held in his extended right hand, K(KAA?) and an upright club below the horse, rev. TAP-A-Σ, Phalanthos riding on a dolphin left, holding a kantharos in his extended right hand, and a trident and a shield in his left, Ω below dolphin's tail, waves below.
Fischer-Bossert, Group 49, 685 (V260/R532); Vlasto 509 (these dies); SNG Lloyd 173 (these dies); SNG ANS 960; HN Italy 887. An exceptional example, well-struck from fresh dies and perfectly centred on a flan of good metal, extremely fine and most attractive.
2 commentsLeoMay 25, 2018
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Campania, Neapolis. (Circa 300 BC)2 viewsAR Didrachm

20 mm, 6.98 g

Obverse: Head of nymph r., wearing taenia, triple-pendant earring and necklace; four dolphins around (only the bottom two around the neck visible).

Reverse: Man-headed bull walking r., being crowned by Nike; ΘE below bull. [NE]OΠOΛI[TΩN] in exergue

Sambon 457; HNItaly 576; SNG ANS 336.

Neapolis was founded ca. 650 B.C. from Cumae. Ancient tradition records that it had originally been named after the siren Parthenope, who had been washed ashore on the site after failing to capture Odysseus (Sil. Pun. 12.33-36). The early city, which was called Palae(o)polis, developed in the SW along the modern harbor area and included Pizzofalcone and Megaris (the Castel dell'Ovo), a small island in the harbor. Megaris itself may have been the site of a still older Rhodian trading colony (Strab. 14.2.10). Owing to the influx of Campanian immigrants, the town began to develop to the NE along a Hippodamian grid plan. This new extension was called Neapolis, while Palae(o)polis became a suburb. Incited to a war with Rome by the Greek elements, the city was captured in 326 B.C. by the proconsul Quintus Publilius Philo (Liv. 8.22.9), and the suburb ceased to exist. Neapolis then became a favored ally of the Romans; it repulsed Pyrrhos, contributed naval support during the First Punic War, and withstood the attacks of Hannibal.
Nathan PMay 25, 2018
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Syria, The Ma'abed - Temple at Marathos (Amrit)0 viewsOne of the most important excavations at Marathos (Amrit) was the Phoenician temple, commonly referred to the "ma'abed," dedicated to the god Melqart of Tyre and Eshmun. The colonnaded temple, excavated between 1955 and 1957, consists of a large court cut out of rock measuring 47 × 49 metres (154 × 161 ft) and over 3 metres (9.8 ft) deep, surrounded by a covered portico. In the center of the court a well-preserved cube-shaped cella stands. The open-air courtyard was filled with the waters of a local, traditionally sacred spring, a unique feature of this site. The temple—which was dated to the late 4th century BC, a period following the Persian expansion into Syria—shows major Achaemenid influence in its layout and decoration. According to Dutch archaeologist, Peter Akkermans, the temple is the "best-preserved monumental structure from the Phoenician homeland."

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amrit#/media/File:Amrit01.jpg
Photo by Jerzy Strzelecki
Joe SermariniMay 25, 2018
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Sicily. Messana. The Mamertinoi. Ae Quadruple Unit (288-278 BC).1 views19.38 g

Obverse: APEOΣ Laureate head of Ares to right; behind, helmet.

Reverse: MAMEPTINΩN Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt.

Calciati I, 92, 3. SNG ANS 402.

After the tyrant of Syracuse Agathocles died in 289 BC, the majority of his mercenaries became unemployed. Some bands dispersed but the Mamertines attempted to stay in Syracuse. Hailing from Campania (a region in southern Italy), perhaps related to the Samnites, the civilized Greeks did not take kindly to a large armed mob of uncultured barbaroi loitering around the Hellenistic center of Sicily. Barred from settling in Syracuse, these mercenaries headed north until they came across the town of Messana on the north-east tip of Sicily.

The city offered its hospitality to the band of mercenaries and in return the mercenaries slaughtered many of the men and leading figures of the city and claimed it for themselves. The women and possessions were split among the mercenaries as their own. It was at this time that the mercenaries seem to officially proclaim themselves as the Mamertines as they began to mint their own coinage. The name Mamertines means the sons of Mamers, Mamers being an Italic war god with the Latin equivalent of Mars. Soon afterwards, the Italian town of Rhegium suffered a similar fate.

With Messana and its sister city of Rhegium across the strait, the Mamertines held a commanding position in Sicily and the shipping routes that passed through the Strait of Messina. With Messana as a base of operations the Mamertines were able to plunder, pirate, and raid the surrounding countryside with considerable success. Syracuse was unable to react immediately due to its internal political disorder. This left Sicily split between Carthage in the west and disunited Greeks and Mamertines elsewhere.

When Hiero II of Syracuse attempted to dislodge the Mamertines in 265, they enlisted the aid of a nearby Carthaginian fleet, whose swift intervention forced Hiero to withdraw. The Mamertines soon regretted the Carthaginian occupation and appealed to Rome for protection, citing their status as Italians. Rome was hesitant to become entangled in a conflict outside of Italy or to come to the aid of the piratical Mamertines. Yet Rome's fear of a Carthaginian stronghold so close to Italy—and greed for plunder in what they assumed would be a short war against Syracuse—outweighed their concerns. The Romans invaded Sicily and marched to the Mamertines' aid.

When the Mamertines learned that the Romans were approaching, they persuaded the Carthaginian general to withdraw his forces from the city. The general, regretting this decision to abandon the city, took the fateful steps of allying with Hiero. The combined Carthaginian and Syracusan forces then besieged Messana. After attempts to negotiate a truce failed, Carthage and Rome began hostilities. Both sides were confident of a quick and decisive victory. Neither side anticipated the horror that was to come: a ferocious, generation-long war that would transform the Roman and Carthaginian empires, upend the balance of power in the western Mediterranean, and set the stage for Hannibal's avenging assault on Italy.
Nathan PMay 25, 2018
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1901 VICTORIA BRONZE "OLD HEAD" HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA.DEI.GRA.BRITT.REGINA.FID.DEF.IND.IMP. Veiled bust of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: HALF PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident. 1901 in exergue.
Diameter 25mm
SPINK: 3962

Victoria's "veiled head" portrait was designed by Thomas Brock (1847 - 1922), this is marked by a small "T.B." below the Queen's bust.
*AlexMay 25, 2018
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Sear 08392 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) Follis, weight 11.13g, diameter 30mm. Mint of Cyzicus, first officina, struck in 612/3 [= regnal year I I I].Abu GalyonMay 25, 2018
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088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Pisidia, Antioch, SNG France 3 1316, AE-22, S/R//--, ANTIO CHIO CL, Vexilium surmounted by eagle,16 views088p Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), Pisidia, Antioch, SNG France 3 1316, AE-22, S/R//--, ANTIO CHIO CL, Vexilium surmounted by eagle,
avers: IMP CAERAS LL OVNAHHIR, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: ANTIO CHIO CL, Vexilium surmounted by eagle, between two standards. S-R between the masts.
exergue: S/R//--, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 4,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Pisidia, Antioch, date: 253 A.D., ref: SNG France 3, 1316; Krzy. VII, 35.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 25, 2018
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Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
25 mm, 6.93 gms

Varbanov 4393
Charles MMay 25, 2018
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84ff0 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE antoninianus
Obv: IMP CARAVS[IVS.....AV]G
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: LEG XXX [VL]PIA
Neptune standing left with dolphin and trident
Unmarked (London?) mint
RIC 84-5
mauseusMay 24, 2018
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Noesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ(2017), 8.10.9.1. var.0 viewsCommodus, AE 177-192
AE 22, 5.66g, 21.8mm, 15°
obv. AVT K M AVR - H KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLE - ITWN PROC ICTRON
Nike in girded double chiton, on globe stg. l., holding in raised r. hand wreath; without
palmbranch in l. field
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
cf. no. 8.10.9.1 (same rev., but with palmbranch in l. field)
probably unpublished
VF, brown patina
JochenMay 24, 2018
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Bruttium, The Brettii (Circa 211-208 BC)6 viewsÆ Double Unit (Didrachm)

26 mm, 16.19 g

Obverse: Head of Ares left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin

Reverse: BRET-TIWN, Hera Hoplosima (or Athena) advancing right, holding spear and shield; racing torch right.

Scheu 72; SNG ANS 82; HN Italy 1987

The Brettii were an indigenous Italian people who emerged in southern Italy in the mid-fourth century BC. Ancient authors describe them as a group of revolted slaves and miscellaneous fugitives who came together after seeking refuge in the rugged mountains of the area. Nonetheless, it is more likely that most of these people were native Oenotrians or Pelasgians who had escaped from domination by the Greek cities and other native groups to the north. By the mid-third century BC, this disparate congregation of people, now known as the Brettii, had become the predominant power over most of Italy south of the river Laos, including the important mints of Consentia, Medma, Hipponium, Terina, and Thurium (Diod. XVI.15; Strabo VI). Their rising power, however, was eventually checked by the expansion of Roman authority in their region. In the 280s BC, they united with their neighbors, the Lucanians, against Rome, an adventure that proved inconclusive. Soon thereafter, they aided Pyrrhos in his war against Rome, an unsuccessful endeavor that resulted in the Romans carrying on the conflict against the Brettians after defeating the Epiran leader. The Brettians submitted to the Romans, but in the face of Hannibal's successes against Rome, they again allied themselves with Rome's enemy during the Second Punic War (Livy XXII. 61). In this conflict, the Brettians were completely invested in the alliance with Carthage, such that the entire region of Bruttium became a veritable Punic fortress, and it was during this war that the entire series of Brettian coinage was struck. Once again, though, the Brettii had supported the losing side, and this time the Romans were determined to squash any further ability of the Brettians to threaten them. In the aftermath of Hannibal's defeat, the Romans subjugated Bruttium through annual military deployments and the establishment of three colonies, at Tempsa, Kroton, and Vibo Valentia (Livy XXXIV. 45 and XXXV. 40). Unlike other Italian populations that had been conquered by the Romans, the Brettii were also not admitted as Roman allies and could not serve in the Roman military (Appian, Annib. 61). Little is known of the Brettii thereafter.
2 commentsNathan PMay 24, 2018
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Sicily, "Kainon." Circa 360-340 BC.2 viewsAE 21, 7.66 g

Obverse: Griffin springing left over grasshopper

Reverse: Horse prancing right, star above, over "KAINON" (the new coinage).

CNS 10; SNG ANS 1176 (Alaesa)

Not identifiable with a known city in Sicily, the Kainon issues have traditionally been attributed to Alaesa. They may also have been struck by mercenaries in the employ of Dione of Leontini.
Nathan PMay 24, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.14.21.81 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 2.43g, 17.52mm, 45°
obv. AV KAI CE. - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOL - IT PROC IC
Hygieia in long garment stg. r., feeding snake in l. arm from patera in r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1384 (like ex. #1, Berlin)
b) Varbanov 2387
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017) No, 8.14.22.8 (same dies)
F+, dark green patina
JochenMay 24, 2018
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos, cista mystica, serpents, piloi of the Dioskouroi3 viewsIonia, Ephesos
Cistophoric Tetradrachm
Obv.: Serpent emerging from cista mystica with raised lid, all within ivy wreath with fruits.
Rev.: Two snakes coiled around a bow case, piloi of the Dioskouroi surmounted by stars flanking, ΕΦΕ to left, snake coiled with head right below.
Ag, 28mm, 12.12g
Ref.: DCA -; Kleiner-Noe Series -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG France -.
shanxiMay 24, 2018
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Valentinian (II maybe) / Victory dragging captive10 viewsValentinian (II maybe) / Victory dragging captive1 commentsNiclas EMay 24, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANT[ΩNEINOC (AVΓ)], laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VΠIOVΛANTCEΛEVK(OV)MAPKIANOΠOΛIT →ΩN, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
26 mm, 9.42 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.19 (different arrangement of reverse letters)
Charles MMay 24, 2018
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varb44040 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: [AVT K M] AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Homonoia standing facing, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
27 mm, 7.70 gms

Varbanov 4404
Charles MMay 24, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT K M AV ANTΩNINOC CεB. Laureate head right.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN (...) Ω, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; above, ram leaping left, head right; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse left field.
34 mm, 16.5 gms

McAlee Supplement 802(c)
Charles MMay 24, 2018
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Elagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT K M] AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, crescent moon with three stars.
15 mm, 2.60 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.48.2
Charles MMay 24, 2018
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Ionia, Metropolis. Ares/thunderbolt. AE15.1 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Ares right.
Rev: MHTΡOΠO-ΛITΩN above and beneath winged thunderbolt.
BMC 1
ancientoneMay 23, 2018
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Probus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right.
VIRTVS INVICTI AVG; Emperor galloping right, spearing fallen enemy, shield beneath.
Ex: TXXT (without exergual line)
Ticinum
RIC 453var.
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaMay 23, 2018
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Carausius3 viewsAR-Denarius
IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
ADVENTVS AVG; Emperor on horse l., raising r. hand and holding spear; below horse’s front hoof, captive.
Ex: -
Uncertain Mint
RIC 707
Julianus of PannoniaMay 23, 2018
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Tacitus3 viewsAE-Abschlag
IMP M C L TACITVS AVG; Laureate and draped bust to right.
ROMAE AETERNAE; Roma seated left on shield, holding long scepter and victory on globe.
Ex: S C
Rome
RIC for Aureus see 205corr.; Same dies as Boston (65.393); RIC Temp # - ; see 3918 for Aureus
Julianus of PannoniaMay 23, 2018
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Probus9 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG ; Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, with Victory on globe
MARS VICTOR; Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy over shoulder.
Ex: II
Lugdunum
RIC 83; B.219
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaMay 23, 2018
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Allectus3 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right.
ROMA AETER; Roma stg. in temple, holding two ensigns; S A in Fields.
Ex: ML
Londinium
RIC 40
Julianus of PannoniaMay 23, 2018
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Carinus3 viewsAE-Quinarius
M AVR CARINVS C; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to left, holding victory on globe.
MARTI VICTORI; Mars advancing right, holdign shield, spear and trophy.
Ex: -
Rome
RIC 166var; King 1A
Julianus of PannoniaMay 23, 2018
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Carinus3 viewsAE-Quinarius
IMP CARINVS AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust to right.
VIRTVS AVGG; Virtus stgl. left holding spear and supporting hand on shield.
Ex:-
Rome
RIC 283var; King 6
Julianus of PannoniaMay 23, 2018
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Probus5 viewsAE-Abschlag
IMP C PROBVS AVG; Laureated, draped and cuirassed bust to right
FELICITAS SAECVLI; Emperor standing facing between female (felicitas?) and male figure and unite their hands.
Siscia
RIC -; apparently unrecorded type
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaMay 23, 2018
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Carinus4 viewsAE-reduced Sestertius
Ov: IMP CARINVS P F AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rv: VIRTVS AVGG; Emperor standing right, holding spear and globe.
Rome
RIC 288
Julianus of PannoniaMay 23, 2018
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Kings of Thrace. Lysimachos. (Circa 305-281 B.C.)1 viewsAE 18, 4.87 g

Obverse: Helmeted Head of Athena right

Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY (Of King Lysimachos), lion leaping right, EAM monogram and caduceus in left field, spear head below.

SNG Copenhagen 1153-4; Müller 76

Lysimachos (360 BC – 281 BC) was a Macedonian officer and diadochus "successor" of Alexander the Great, who became a king in 306 BC, ruling Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedon. In 302 BC, when the second alliance between Cassander, Ptolemy and Seleucus was made, Lysimachus, reinforced by troops from Cassander, entered Asia Minor, where he met with little resistance. On the approach of Antigonus he retired into winter quarters near Heraclea, marrying its widowed queen Amastris, a Persian princess. Seleucus joined him in 301 BC, and at the Battle of Ipsus Antigonus was defeated and slain. Antigonus' dominions were divided among the victors. Lysimachus' share was Lydia, Ionia, Phrygia and the north coast of Asia Minor. He was later killed at the battle of Corupedium when fighting another of Alexander's successors, Seleucus, who ruled much of what was formerly Persia.
Nathan PMay 23, 2018
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 069/070, Vespasian, Alexandria1 viewsVespasian
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: AΥTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OΥEΣΠAΣIANOΥ, laureate head right, date LB before
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔPEIA, Alexandria standing left, holding wreath and scepter.
Billon, 12.93g, 22mm
Ref.: Milne 397; Dattari 354; RPC 2414
shanxiMay 23, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, cista mystica, serpents, club with lion’s skin1 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Cistophoric Tetradrachm
Obv.: Serpent emerging from cista mystica with raised lid, all within ivy wreath with fruits.
Rev.: Bow case between two coiled serpents; to left, monogram of Pergamon; MH above; to right; serpent-entwined club with lion’s skin to right.
Ag, 28mm, 12.57g
Ref.: Kleiner-Noe, Series 31b, 102-5
shanxiMay 23, 2018
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Antiochus II, Theos 261 - 246 B.C.0 viewsAntiochus II, Theos 261 - 246 B.C. Ae15.5~16.0mm. 3.63g. Antioch on the Orontes mint. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo r. with curly hair falling down back of neck (dotted border). Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Apollo seated l. on omphalos, holding arrow and resting elbow on cithara. SC 572 ddwauMay 23, 2018
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Parakrama Bahu II AD 1236-12711 viewsSeated king, SRI PARAKRAMA BAHU in Brahmi in two vertical lines in the left field / King standing, small altar in the left field, various dots and decorations in fields. 21mm, 4.27 grams. Mitchiner NIS 845-847. SKU 35672Paul R3May 23, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, cista mystica, serpents, helmet1 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Cistophoric Tetradrachm
Obv.: Serpent emerging from cista mystica with raised lid, all within ivy wreath with fruits.
Rev.: Bow case between two coiled serpents; to left, monogram of Pergamon; to right, Macedonian helmet facing
Ag, 29.5mm, 12.70g
Ref.:
shanxiMay 23, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, cista mystica, serpents, NI2 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Cistophoric Tetradrachm
Obv.: Serpent emerging from cista mystica with raised lid, all within ivy wreath with fruits.
Rev.: Bow case between two coiled serpents; to left, monogram of Pergamon; to right, NI
Ag, 29mm, 12.26g
Ref.: SNG France 1709
shanxiMay 23, 2018
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1893 VICTORIA BRONZE "BUN HEAD" HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITT:REG:F:D: "Bun head" bust of Queen Victoria with elderly features facing left.
Reverse: HALF PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; in left background, a lighthouse and in right background, a ship; 1893 in exergue.
Diameter 25mm
SPINK: 3956

Victoria's "bun head" portrait was designed by Leonard Charles Wyon (1826 - 1891), he was the eldest son of William Wyon, who had previously designed the "young head" portrait of the Queen. The letters L C WYON are incuse amongst the ornamentation of the Queen's dress.
From 1881 heraldic colouring was added to Britannia's shield on the reverse.
*AlexMay 23, 2018
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1876 "H" VICTORIA BRONZE "BUN HEAD" HALFPENNY0 viewsObv: VICTORIA D:G: BRITT:REG:FID:DEF: "Bun head" bust of Queen Victoria with elderly features facing left.
Rev: HALF PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; in left background, a lighthouse and in right background, a ship; 1876, small H below, in exergue.
SPINK: 3957

Victoria's "bun head" portrait was designed by Leonard Charles Wyon (1826 - 1891), he was the eldest son of William Wyon, who had previously designed the "young head" portrait of the Queen. The letters L C WYON are incuse amongst the ornamentation of the Queen's dress.

On 1st April 1850 the auction was announced of equipment from the defunct Soho Mint, created by Matthew Boulton around 1788. At the auction, on 29th April, Ralph Heaton II bought Boulton's four steam-powered screw presses and six planchet presses for making blanks from strip metal. These were installed at Heaton's Bath Street works, and his Birmingham Mint began to strike trade tokens for use in Australia. In 1851 copper planchets were made for the Royal Mint to make into pennies, halfpennies, farthings, half-farthings and quarter-farthings.
In 1853 the Royal Mint was overwhelmed with producing silver and gold coins and so Ralph Heaton and Sons won their first contract to strike finished coins for Britain, these coins had no mintmark to identify them as from Birmingham.
In 1860 the firm bought a 1-acre plot on Icknield Street and constructed a three storey red brick factory. Completed in 1862 and employing 300 staff, it was at this time the largest private mint in the world.
From 1874 the Birmingham Mint began striking bronze pennies, halfpennies and farthings for the Royal Mint. This time though, the Birmingham Mint issues are distinguished by an H (for Heaton) mintmark below the date on the reverse. Victorian British coins bearing the H mintmark were produced in 1874, 1875, 1876, 1881 and 1882.
*AlexMay 23, 2018
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LYDIA, SARDIS1 views98-117 AD (time of Trajan, L. Julius Libonianus, strategos)
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Æ 15.5 mm, 2.43 g.
O: Head of Dionysus right, wearing ivy wreath
R: Filleted thyrsus; bee or fly to right.
Lydia, Sardis; Imhoof LS 13; SNG Copenhagen 508; BMC 75-6; RPC3 2393
laneyMay 23, 2018
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Vespasian-RIC-143235 viewsAR Denarius, 3.29g
Ephesus Mint, 71 AD
RIC 1432 (R2). BMC p. 96 *. RSC 281. RPC 834 (2 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. l., with wreath and palm; at lower l., EPHE
Acquired from Pavlos S. Pavlov, May 2018.

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

Fabulous Ephesian style!

9 commentsDavid AthertonMay 23, 2018
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rsc2711 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: SECVRITAS SAECVLI, Securitas seated right, supporting head on right hand, arm resting on back of throne, scepter in left hand.
20 mm, 2.60 gms

RSC 271, RIC 145
Charles MMay 23, 2018
779c.jpg
rsc0790 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG, Liberalitas standing front head left, holding abacus & cornucopia set on base.
18 mm, 2.45 gms

RSC 79, RIC 102
Charles MMay 23, 2018
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rsc1442 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust of Elagabalus right
Rev: P M TR P II COS II P P, Providentia standing facing, head left, leaning on column, legs crossed, holding wand over globe at her feet, and cornucopia.
18 mm, 3.05 gms

RSC 144, RIC 23
Charles MMay 23, 2018
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prieur272_20 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M (...)NTWN(...), laureate head right, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind.
Re: ΔHMAPX(...), Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs.
23 mm, 11.57 gms

Prieur 272
Charles MMay 23, 2018
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asmcalee788a20 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT. KAI> M> AV. ANTΩN(...), radiate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with diamond.
19 mm, 5.23 gms

McAlee 788(a)
Charles MMay 23, 2018
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hj6.26.36.282 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT·K M·AVPH ANTΩNEINOC , laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ·IOVΛ·ANT·CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛIT(ΩN). Female figure (Concordia or Abundantia) standing facing, head right, holding corn ears and cornucopia. No kalathos.
25 mm, 8.66 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.28
Charles MMay 23, 2018
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varb4393var1 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩ(Nε)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHC·CEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
27 mm, 13.54 gms

Varbanov 4393 variant (different obverse legend--E in name is ε and ligate with N-- this obverse legend not in Varbanov). Also this coin is much heavier than average.
Charles MMay 22, 2018
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rsc001a_20 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundantia standing half left empties the contents of a cornucopia to the ground to the left using both hands, star in right field.
18 mm, 2.76 gms

RSC 1a, RIC 56
Charles MMay 22, 2018
775c.jpg
rsc1130 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right holding spear transversely and trophy over shoulder.
22 mm, 4.18 gms

RSC 113, RIC 122
Charles MMay 22, 2018
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BCC LT762 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
1st to 4th Century CE?
Obv: Three quarter facing
portrait of Zeus, or Mask?
Rev: Uncertain object,
orientation unknown.
9 x 9.759 x 1.5mm.
Weight: 0.94gm. Axis:90?
cf. BCC LT21 or LT2
v-dromeMay 22, 2018
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Aelius (136 - 138 A.D.)17 viewsAR Denarius
O: L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right.
R: TR POT COS II, Felicitas standing left, caduceus in left, cornucopia in right.
Rome Mint, 137 A.D.
3.16g
18mm
SRCV II 3973, RIC II Hadrian 430, RSC II 50, BMCRE III Hadrian 969
5 commentsMatMay 22, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 184-183 B.C1 viewsAE 15.38mm (Thickness 2.67mm), weight 3.49g, 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) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 76 below.
AradosMay 22, 2018
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332cf Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Virtus right5 viewsReference.
Strack 210; RIC var 332; C. var. 338 (no globe)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. COS III
Virtus seated left on cuirass, holding parazonium and spear; shield behind, globe in exergue

3.10 gr
19 mm
6h
okidokiMay 22, 2018
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(0565) JUSTIN II AND SOPHIA1 views565-578 AD
AE HALF FOLLIS 21.5 mm max, 5.70 g
O: D N IVSTN-VS P P AVI, Justin and Sophia, side by side, facing forward
R: Large K with ANNO to left, cross above, DELTA TO R
TES IN EXE
THESSALONIKA
Sear Byz 366
laneyMay 22, 2018
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS1 views138 - 161 AD
Ae 21.3 mm, 8.18 g
O: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟС bare head of Antoninus Pius, r.
R: ΤΟΜΙΤΩΝ Η ΜΗΤΡΟΠ Tyche standing, l., holding rudder and cornucopia
Moesia Inferior, Tomi; RPC IV Number 4402 (temporary); AMNG 2637
laneyMay 22, 2018
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(0527) JUSTINIAN I2 views527-565 AD
Æ Half Follis 24 mm 7.30 g
O: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r.
R: Large K; long cross at left;officina mark to right; stars above and below.
Constantinople
Sear 164
laneyMay 22, 2018
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS1 views138 - 161 AD
AE 19.6 X 21 mm; 4.64 g
struck ca. 144-158
O: [ΑV ΤΙ ΑΙ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝ]ƐΙΝΟС laureate head of Antoninus Pius, r.
R: ƐΠΙ СΤΡ ΚοV[ΑΡΤοV ΤΟ Β ΠƐΡΓ(Α)] Asclepius standing, facing, head, l., holding serpent-staff
Conventus of Pergamum; RPC 3192 temp.;cf. Weisser 580, Cop 482-3, BMC 280

laneyMay 22, 2018
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RIC 0276 Domitianus38 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head left
Rev: PAX AVGVST / S C (in field), Pax standing left holding branch and cornucopia
AE/Sestertius (34.96 mm 27.28 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 AD (Group 1)
RIC 276 (R2, Titus), BMCRE unlisted, BNF 237 (Titus same reverse die)
Purchased on eBay from duplette
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 22, 2018
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132 - Probus - RIC 042 - Bust Type F (Lugdunum) (II)3 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARTI PACIFERO, Mars standing. left, holding olive-branch and spear, and leaning on shield.
Minted in Lugdunum (II in exe) Emission 2 Officina 2. from November to December A.D. 276
Reference:– Cohen 365. Bastien 167. RIC 42 Bust type F.

3.96 gms
maridvnvmMay 22, 2018
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hj6.26.17.02_21 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Priapus standing facing, lifting his robe with both hands exposing his erect penis.
19 mm, 2.80 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.17.2
Charles MMay 21, 2018
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Corinth. (Circa 345-307 BC)4 viewsAR Stater

21 mm, 8.17 g

Obverse: Pegasos flying left

Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena left; AP below, cornucopiae behind.

Pegasi I pg. 263, 430; Ravel 1012.
Nathan PMay 21, 2018
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Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 106, 147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, Γ/•//CONSΘ, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, #129 viewsConstantinopolis, RIC VIII 106, 147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, Γ/•//CONSΘ, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, #1
avers: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, (Cs1,D3,) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP RE PARATIO, Soldier standing left, right knee raised, spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, no beard, clutching horse's neck, Γ left, • right.
exergue: Γ/•//CONSΘ, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,39g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 351-355 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 106,
Q-001
quadransMay 21, 2018
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 106, AE-2 Follis, Γ/•//CONSΘ, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, #129 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Constantinopolis, RIC VIII 106, AE-2 Follis, Γ/•//CONSΘ, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, #1
avers: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, (Cs1,D3,) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP RE PARATIO, Soldier standing left, right knee raised, spearing fallen horseman, who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, no beard, clutching horse's neck, Γ left, • right.
exergue: Γ/•//CONSΘ, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,39g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 351-355 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 106,
Q-001
quadransMay 21, 2018
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Alexius I CLBC 2.5.31 viewsAlexius I Comnenus (1081 – 1118 CE) Pb Sphragidion (?), weight 4.32g, diameter 16mm.
Ex FORVM.
Abu GalyonMay 21, 2018
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Nicomedia, RIC VI 071c, AE-Follis, -/B//SMN, GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left, Scarce!36 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Nicomedia, RIC VI 071c, AE-Follis, -/B//SMN, GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left, Scarce!
avers: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate head right.
reverse: GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left, holding patera over altar and cornucopiae, B right.
exergue: -/B//SMN, diameter: 21,5-22,7mm, weight: 6,06g, axis: 0h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: 312 A.D., ref: RIC VI 71c, Scarce!
Q-001
quadransMay 21, 2018
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 172, AE-2 Follis, Γ/*//*TSB*, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor and captive, #131 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 172, AE-2 Follis, Γ/*//*TSB*, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor and captive, #1
avers: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, (Cs1,D3,) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP RE PARATIO, Emperor in military dress advancing left, treading on captive (Phrygian helmet), holding Victory on a globe and a chi-rho standard, Γ left, star right.
exergue: Γ/*//*TSB*, diameter: 21,6-23mm, weight: 5,12g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 350-355 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 172, p-418, LRBC #1671,
Q-001
quadransMay 21, 2018
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MEDIEVAL--DOGES OF VENICE2 viewsFRANCESCO FOSCARI as Doge
1423-1457 AD
AR Grosso 21mm, 1.53 g FRA FOSCARI .-. S . M . VENETI St. Mark
and the Doge standing facing, holding
pendant flag between them, D / V / X in
center field; C | P across fields R: TIBI LAUS-7 GLORIA Christ, nimbate, enthroned facing, holding book of Gospels Italian States-Venice, Venice mint;
cf Paolucci 41.4
laneyMay 21, 2018
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(0218) ELAGABALUS1 views218 - 222 AD
AE 25.5 mm, 7.28 g
O: Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕIΤΩΝ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ. Laureate head of Artemis right (with the features of Elagabalus), with quiver over shoulder.
THRACE. Philippopolis
laneyMay 21, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, RPC, Pergamon, Trajan, Temple4 viewsTrajan
Pergamon, Mysia
AE 29, AD 98-117
Obv: ΑVΤΟΚ ΚΑΙС ΝЄΡΒΑС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС СЄB ΓЄPM ΔΑΚI, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΟС ΖЄVС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΠЄΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ, tetrastyle temple of Zeus Philios on podium with three steps within which Zeus Philios seated r., his left resting on sceptre and Trajan standing facing, his head turned left, in military dress, his left resting on spear
AE, 13.82g, 29mm
Ref.: RPC III 1716
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 62, lot 466
shanxiMay 21, 2018
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Mysia, Lampsakos, 002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RPC I 2278, Bust of Senate right, Rare! #134 viewsMysia, Lampsakos, 002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RPC I 2278, Bust of Senate right, Rare! #1
avers: CЄBACTOY ΛAMΨAKH (retrograde), Laureate head of Augustus right.
reverse: CYNKΛHTOC IЄPA(retrograde), Bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,2-17,0mm, weight: 3,44g, axes: 6h,
mint: Mysia, Lampsakos, date: c.17 B.C., ref: RPC I 2278; McClean 7640; Paris 799-801., Rare!
Q-001
quadransMay 21, 2018
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002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Mysia, Lampsakos, RPC I 2278, Bust of Senate right, Rare! #136 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Mysia, Lampsakos, RPC I 2278, Bust of Senate right, Rare! #1
avers: CЄBACTOY ΛAMΨAKH (retrograde), Laureate head of Augustus right.
reverse: CYNKΛHTOC IЄPA(retrograde), Bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,2-17,0mm, weight: 3,44g, axes: 6h,
mint: Mysia, Lampsakos, date: c.17 B.C., ref: RPC I 2278; McClean 7640; Paris 799-801., Rare!
Q-001
quadransMay 21, 2018
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Samos, Otacilia Severa, Warrior3 viewsOtacilia Severa
Ionia, Samos
AE30
Obv: M ΩTAKIΛIA CEOVHPA CEB.
Draped bust right, wearing stephane.
Rev: ϹΑΜΙΩΝ, Warrior advancing right, head left, with foot set upon prow right, extending hand and holding shield.
Ae, 10.68g, 30 mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 1769; BMC 325
shanxiMay 21, 2018
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Samos, Herennia Etruscilla, Warrior2 viewsHerennia Etruscilla
Ionia, Samos
AE28
Obv.: ЄΡЄΝ ЄΤΡΟΥϹΚΙΛΛΑ ϹЄB, Draped bust right, wearing stephane and set upon crescent.
Rev.: ϹΑΜΙΩΝ, Warrior advancing right, head left, with foot set upon prow right, extending hand and holding shield.
Ae, 12.41g, 28 mm
Ref.: RPC IX 682; BMC 363
shanxiMay 21, 2018
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Asia Minor, Galatia, Ancyra, Antoninus Pius, Amazon1 viewsAntoninus Pius
Galatia, Ancyra
Obv: ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΩ ϹΕΒ ΠΙΩ, bare head of Antoninus Pius, r.
Rev: Η ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙϹ ΤΗϹ ΓΑΛΑΤΙΑϹ ΑΝΚVΡΑ, Amazon standing, r., wearing tall head-dress, holding double axe, pelta and anchor
Æ, 28mm, 12.43g
Ref.: RPC IV 5686 (temporary)
shanxiMay 21, 2018
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prieur2680 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: [AYT K M A] ANTWNεINOC CEB, laureate head left, legend begins upper right.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOB, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs.
26 mm, 12.62 gms

Prieur 268, McAlee 769
Charles MMay 21, 2018
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Constantine I Iovi Conservatori6 viewsConstantine I Iovi Conservatori

2,8 g, 20,7 x 18,6 mm, Siscia.
Flamur HMay 21, 2018
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Julius Caesar lifetime issue1 viewsJulius Caesar (Dictator)
Coin: VF- Bronze Fourree Denarius
CAESAR DICT PERPETVO - Wreathed and veiled head of Caesar r.
C MARIDIANVS - Venus standing l., Holding Victory and resting arm on shield set on globe.
Mint: Rome (February-March 44 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.90g / 19mm / 360
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RSC 9
Crawford 480/16
Sear 1415
Syd 1067
CRI 111
Acquisition/Sale: Bertolami Fine Arts Internet E-Live Auction/59 #522 $0.00 05/18
Notes: May 20, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2May 20, 2018
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Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, 002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Anto Polemon, Philopatris, RPC I 2898, AE-20, Zeus standing left, Rare! #145 viewsPhrygia, Laodiceia ad Lycum, 002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Anto Polemon, Philopatris, RPC I 2898, AE-20, Zeus standing left, Rare! #1
avers: ΣEBAΣ TOΣ, Bare head of Augustus right.
reverse: ΠOΛEMΩN/ΦIΛOΠATΡIΣ/ΛAOΔIKEΩN, Zeus standing left holding eagle and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,8mm, weight: 7,82g, axes: 0h,
mint: Phrygia, Laodiceia ad Lycum, Anto Polemon, Philopatris, date: 63 B.C-14 A.D., ref: RPC I 2898, Rare!
Q-001
quadransMay 20, 2018
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002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Phrygia, Laodikeia ad Lycum, Anto Polemon, Philopatris, RPC I 2898, AE-20, Zeus standing left, Rare! #146 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Phrygia, Laodikeia ad Lycum, Anto Polemon, Philopatris, RPC I 2898, AE-20, Zeus standing left, Rare!#1
avers: ΣEBAΣ TOΣ, Bare head of Augustus right.
reverse: ΠOΛEMΩN/ΦIΛOΠATΡIΣ/ΛAOΔIKEΩN, Zeus standing left holding eagle and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,8mm, weight: 7,82g, axes: 0h,
mint: Phrygia, Laodikeia ad Lycum, Anto Polemon, Philopatris, date: 63 B.C-14 A.D., ref: RPC I 2898, Rare!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 20, 2018
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M. CAECILIUS Q.f. Q.n. METELLUS AR DENARIUS1 viewsOBVERSE: Helmeted head of Roma right, ROMA behind, star below chin
REVERSE: M•METELLVS•Q•F•, legend around Macedonian shield on which there is an elephant's head, all within laurel wreath
Rome, 127 BC
3.6g, 17mm
Cr263/1a; Syd 480; Caecilia 29
LegatusMay 20, 2018
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THESSALY, LARISSA A191 viewsOBVERSE: Head of nymph Larissa facing three-quarters left
REVERSE: ΛAΡI-Σ-Σ-[AIΩN], bridled horse trotting right, E above, grain ear left below
Struck at Larissa 400-344 BC
6.75g, 19mm
BMC 81; Rogers 273
LegatusMay 20, 2018
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RPC - Thrace, Augusta Traiana, Faustina II, Artemis4 viewsFaustina Junior
Thrace, Augusta Traiana
AE26
Obv.: ΦΑVСΤΕΙΝΑ СΕΒΑСΤΗ, draped bust of Faustina II right.
Rev.: ΑVΓΟVСΤΗС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗС, Artemis advancing, r., drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow; to right, dog running right
Ae, 10.05g, 26 mm
Ref.: RPC Vol. 4, № 10333 (temporary), Mouchmov 2982
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Antoninus Pius AE 18 - Iconium0 viewsIconium
Lycaonia
Antoninus Pius
Obv.: ANTONIN[VS AVG PIVS]
Laureate and draped bust right
Rev.: COL ICO
Helmeted head of Athena right
18 mm, 4.18 gr, 6 h
von Aulock, Lykaoniens 308; BMC Greek (Lycaonia) 5, 7 (Pl. I, 8)
Vladimir PMay 20, 2018
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1862 VICTORIA BRONZE "BUN HEAD" HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITT:REG:F:D: "Bun head" bust of Queen Victoria with youthful features facing left.
Reverse: HALF PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; in left background, a lighthouse and in right background, a ship; 1862 in exergue.
Diameter 25mm
SPINK: 3956

Victoria's "bun head" portrait was designed by Leonard Charles Wyon (1826 - 1891), he was the eldest son of William Wyon, who had previously designed the "young head" portrait of the Queen. The letters L C WYON are incuse amongst the ornamentation of the Queen's dress.
*AlexMay 20, 2018
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1747 GEORGE II "Old Head" AE Halfpenny0 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS.II.REX. Laureate and cuirassed bust of George II facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1747.
Diameter: 29mm | Weight: 9.8gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3719

This portrait of George II was designed by John Sigismund Tanner (1705 - 1775). Tanner started engraving the designs for the copper coinage in 1740 and became Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint on the death of John Croker in 1741.
*AlexMay 20, 2018
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Gallien - GERMANICVS MAX V3 viewsGALLIENVS·P·F·AVG
GERMANICVS MAX V
deux captifs aux pieds d'un trophée
Cologne - 2e Émission - phase a - printemps 257
Bourdel 277b
Göbl 872m
Eauze 1479
Elmer 40
1 commentsPYLMay 20, 2018
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Siscia, RIC VIII 382, 153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-3, M/-//ΔSISL, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, Scarce! #147 viewsSiscia, RIC VIII 382, 153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-3, M/-//ΔSISL, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, Scarce! #1
avers: D N IVLIAN VS NOB C, JC16,D1, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, The Soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backward, M in left field.
exergue: M/-//ΔSISL, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,77g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 355-361 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 382, Scarce !,
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quadransMay 20, 2018
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153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 382, AE-3, M/-//ΔSISL, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, Scarce! #151 views153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 382, AE-3, M/-//ΔSISL, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, Scarce! #1
avers: D N IVLIAN VS NOB C, JC16,D1, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, The Soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backward, M in left field.
exergue: M/-//ΔSISL, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,77g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 355-361 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 382, Scarce !,
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quadransMay 20, 2018
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135 B.C., C. Minucius Augurinus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 242/1, Rome, C•A/VG//--, Ionic column surmounted by the statue,54 views135 B.C., C. Minucius Augurinus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 242/1, Rome, C•A/VG//--, Ionic column surmounted by the statue,
avers: Helmeted head of Roma right, ROMA behind, X below the chin.
reverse: C•A-VG flanking Ionic column surmounted by the statue, at the base, two stalks of grain; on left, L. Minucius Augurinus standing right, holding patera, foot on modius; on right, M. Minucius Faesus standing left, holding lituus.
exergue: C•A/VG//--, diameter: 17,0-18,7mm, weight: 3,54g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 135 B.C., ref: Crawford 242/1, Sydenham 463, Minucia 3,
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1 commentsquadransMay 20, 2018
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IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, helmeted, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from back.; Shield decorated with a battle scene: Emperor riding right, spearing enemy.
CONSERVAT AVG; Sol standing left, right hand raised, left holding globe.
Ex: XXIS
Siscia
RIC 672var.
Julianus of PannoniaMay 20, 2018
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IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG; Radiate anc cuirassed bust l. Holding spear over right shoulder.
PAX EXERC; Pax stg. l., holding olive branch and long transverse sceptre.
Ex: T
Milan
RIC 159 var.; RIC temp #18
Julianus of PannoniaMay 20, 2018
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IMP CLAVDIVS PF AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust left; right hand raised.
VICTORIA AVG; Victoria walking left holding wreath and palm.
Ex: S
Mediolanum
RIC temp #15
Julianus of PannoniaMay 20, 2018
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Aegina, Attica, (c. 360-350 B.C.), AE-12, SNG Cop 533, -/-//--, Refined skew, #150 viewsAegina, Attica, (c. 360-350 B.C.), AE-12, SNG Cop 533, -/-//--, Refined skew, #1
avers: Two dolphins, A between.
reverse: Refined skew.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5mm, weight: 1,53g, axes: 10h,
mint: Aegina, Attica, date: c. 360-350 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 533, BMC Attica pg.143, 206ff, Laffaille 359.
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quadransMay 20, 2018
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Calabria, Taras, (c.520-473 B.C.), AR-Litra, HN Italy 831, -/-//Scallop-shell, TAPA (retrograde), Dolphin, below, Scallop-shell,56 viewsCalabria, Taras, (c.520-473 B.C.), AR-Litra, HN Italy 831, -/-//Scallop-shell, TAPA (retrograde), Dolphin, below, Scallop-shell,
avers: Scallop-shell, linear border.
reverse: TAPA (retrograde), Dolphin, below, Scallop-shell, linear border.
exergue: -/-//Scallop-shell, diameter: 9,0-10,2mm, weight: 0,63g, axes: 6h,
mint: Calabria, Taras, date: c.520-473 B.C., ref: HN Italy 831, Vlasto 1136, Cote 102,
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1 commentsquadransMay 20, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC - L. Calpurnius Frugi - AR Denarius4 viewsRome, The Republic
L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.90 g; 19mm)
Rome mint.

Obv: Laureate head of Apollo facing right; Q (control mark) behind head and D (control mark) under chin.

Rev: Rider with palm on horse galloping right; L PISO FRVG below; E (control mark) in exergue.

References: Crawford 340/1; Sydenham 665a; Banti 89/6; Calpurnia 11.

Provenance: Ex Student and Mentor Collection [NAC 83 (20 May 2015) Lot 322; ex Nicolas Collection [Leu 17 (May 1977) Lot 337].

L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi was moneyer in 90 BCE, during the time of the Social War. He later attained the office of Praetor in 74 BCE, but did not appear to distinguish himself further.

The Social War was a civil war between Rome and her Italian allies who had broken-away in a demand for citizenship rights. It was a time of massive coinage output by the Rome mints, likely to pay the costs associated with the conflict. As a result, Frugi's coins are among the most common in the entire Roman Republican series. Crawford estimates 864 obverse and 1080 reverse dies were used to produce Frugi's denarii. Both obverse and reverse dies bear control marks of varying complexity, and no control mark has more than one die.

This type alludes to the annual celebration of the Ludi Apollinares instituted by Frugi's ancestor during the Second Punic War. These games were held at the Circus Maximus in July of each year and lasted 8 or 9 days, consisting of horse racing and performances.
CarausiusMay 20, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC - L. Calpurnius Frugi - AR Denarius3 viewsRome, The Republic
L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.01g; 18mm)
Rome mint.

Obv: Laureate head of Apollo facing right; VII (control mark) behind.

Rev: Rider with palm on horse galloping right; VII (control mark) above; L PISO FRVG below; Roma monogram in exergue.

References: Crawford 340/1; Sydenham 661; Banti 44/1 (this coin illustrated); BMCRR 1900; Calpurnia 11.

Provenance: Ex Stoeklin Collection [Nomos 14 (17 May 2017) Lot 236; ex Haeberlin Collection [Cahn-Hess (17 Jul 1933) Lot 1184].

L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi was moneyer in 90 BCE, during the time of the Social War. He later attained the office of Praetor in 74 BCE, but did not appear to distinguish himself further.

The Social War was a civil war between Rome and her Italian allies who had broken-away in a demand for citizenship rights. It was a time of massive coinage output by the Rome mints, likely to pay the costs associated with the conflict. As a result, Frugi’s coins are among the most common in the entire Roman Republican series. Crawford estimates 864 obverse and 1080 reverse dies were used to produce Frugi’s denarii. Both obverse and reverse dies bear control marks of varying complexity, and no control mark has more than one die.

This type alludes to the annual celebration of the Ludi Apollinares instituted by Frugi’s ancestor during the Second Punic War. These games were held at the Circus Maximus in July of each year and lasted 8 or 9 days, consisting of horse racing and performances.
1 commentsCarausiusMay 20, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC - Musa - AR Denarius10 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Pomponius Musa, 66-65 BCE
AR Denarius (3.76g; 20mm).
Rome Mint.

Obv: Q. POMPONI – MVSA; Head of Apollo facing right, hair tied with band.

Rev: HERCVLES – MVSARVM; Hercules facing right, wearing lion skin and playing lyre.

References: Crawford 410/1; Sydenham 810; Pomponia 8.

Provenance: Ex Collection of an English Amateur Scholar [NAC 92 (May 2016) Lot 1669]; Munzen und Medaillen XIX (Jun 1959) Lot 98; L. Hamburger 95 (1932} Lot 238; Manuel Vidal Quadras y Ramon (d. 1894) Collection [E. Bourgey (Nov 1913) Lot 526].

Q. Pomponius Musa punned his name by depicting the Muses on a series of coins. Musa’s coins have long been favorites of Roman Republican collectors both for their high-style and because they form a mini-series within the larger series of Republican moneyer coins. Basically, they're fun-to-collect tray candy.

Musa is unknown except for his coins, which, combined with scant hoard evidence, makes precise dating of the series difficult. For many years, scholars (including Crawford) dated the series to 66 BCE. However, the absence of any examples of the series in the large Mesagne hoard caused Hersh and Walker to bring down the date of the series to 56 BCE. In "Roman Moneyers and Their Coins", Michael Harlan argued the series was missing from Mesagne because of rarity, and he proposed a date of 65 BCE.

This example of Musa's series does not depict a Muse at all, but Hercules Musarum – Hercules as patron of the Muses. In 187 BCE, Marcus Fulvius Nobilior, celebrating victories in Greece, dedicated a Temple of Hercules Musarum in Rome, near the Circus Flaminius. This round temple contained statues of Hercules and the nine Muses. It is possible that the reverses of Musa’s coins depict the actual statues contained within this temple, which were likely brought back to Rome as spoils from Greece. Over 100 years after this temple was consecrated, Cicero praised Nobilior for honoring poetry and the arts in his victory over the Greeks.

Apollo is often depicted androgynously on ancient coins. The standard references consistently attribute the obverse heads on all varieties of Musa’s coins as Apollo; but the depictions are notably different between the Hercules Musarum variety and the nine Muse varieties. On the above coin, the deity’s hair is down and tied, and generally consistent with many depictions of Apollo on other Roman Republican coins (see, e.g., denarii of L. Calpurnius Piso and C. Calpurnius Piso). Comparatively, the head on the Muse varieties of this series are considerably more feminine in appearance and laureate, though lacking earrings, necklaces or other feminine accents. Admittedly, this more feminine type head has also been attributed by scholars as Apollo on other coin types (see, e.g., denarii of P. Clodius and C. Considius). However, within the same series the different styled heads appear to depict different deities. Given the Muse emblems behind each head on the nine Muse types, it’s possible that the feminine heads are not Apollo, but the Muses themselves. More research on this issue is needed.
3 commentsCarausiusMay 20, 2018
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 04 Seleukos II. Kallinikos, (246-225 B.C.), SC 660a, AE-17, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo standing left, Rare! #157 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 04 Seleukos II. Kallinikos, (246-225 B.C.), SC 660a, AE-17, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo standing left, Rare! #1
avers: Helmeted head of Athena right.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo standing left, holding the arrow and grounded bow, monogram to outer left and right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 4,89g, axes: 0h,
mint: Sardes mint, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos II. Kallinikos, date: 246-225 B.C., ref: Seleukid Coins 660, HGC 9, 345, Rare!
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quadransMay 19, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC - Didrachm - Crawford 20/17 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, 269-266 BCE.
AR Didrachm (7.28g; 21mm).
Uncertain mint.

Obv: Diademed head of youthful Hercules facing right, with lion skin and club over shoulder.

Rev: She-Wolf suckling the twins, Romulus & Remus; ROMANO in exergue.

References: Crawford 20/1; Sydenham 6; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 28-33.

Provenance: Ex Dr. Walter F. Stoeklin Collection [Nomos AG eSale 9 (25 Mar 2018) Lot 2]; Adolph Hess Auction (19 Dec 1933), Lot 3.

The earliest Roman Didrachm coinage commenced in the late fourth century BCE. While earliest didrachms bore the inscription ROMANO, they were not struck in Rome and didn’t really circulate in Rome! The earliest didrachms were likely produced in Naples or some other nearby mint. Kenneth Harl, in "Coinage in the Roman Economy" theorizes that Roman didrachms were likely valued at 10 asses and were possibly called “denarii” in their day.

This coin is from the large, third issue of didrachms produced around the time of the Pyrrhic War, circa 269 BCE. In "Natural History", Pliny wrote that the Romans first struck silver coins “in the 485th year of the city, when Q. Ogulnius and C. Fabius were consuls, five years before the First Punic War [=269 BC].” (NH 33.42-44) Some surmise that Pliny’s now infamous text refers to the above coin type. Pliny’s text confounded for generations the determination by Roman numismatists of the introduction date for the denarius, with many scholars interpreting his statement as evidence for an early introduction; that “literal” theory having been disproven by Thomsen’s analysis in “Early Roman Coinage” and the indisputable evidence of the destruction level finds at Morgantina.

In "Roman Republican Coinage", Michael Crawford assigned this type to the Rome mint, but Crawford turned non-committal regarding the mint in his later book, Coinage and Money Under the Roman Republic. Previous scholars (Babelon, Grueber, Sydenham) had attributed this series to Campania. The reverse bears the first depiction of the she-wolf and suckling twins on a Roman coin, representing the mythical founding of Rome. The emblematic nature of this scene likely influenced the mint assignment by some researchers. Indeed, subsequent coins bearing this scene have similarly been assigned to Rome by some authors, perhaps without justification, based on the “Roman” character of the scene – notably the Eagle/Wolf and Twins AE Sextans (Crawford 39/3) of the semi-libral reduction in 217-215 BCE, which I believe is likely a Campanian product. There would be countless more such depictions of the wolf and twins on Roman coins during the ensuing centuries [Crawford 183; Crawford 235/1; Antoninus Pius; Maxentius; Constantine “commemoratives”, etc.]. According to Pliny, Q. Ogulnius was a consul when this coin was likely first produced, and the reverse may allude to the wolf and twins statue erected in Rome by Ogulnius’ grandfather and great uncle, the brothers Quintus and Gnaeus Ogulnius, in 296 BCE.
1 commentsCarausiusMay 19, 2018
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Nero duponius7 viewsNero, dupondius
Rome mint, struck circa AD 64.
29.5 mm, 13.35 g.
Obv. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, radiate head right.
Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI, S-C across fields, Victory flying left holding wreath and palm branch, II mark of value in exergue.
RIC I 198
3 commentsMarsmanMay 19, 2018
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Probus6 viewsAntoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust right, with spear pointing right and shield seen from inner side.
ADVENTVS PROBI AVG; Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre, captive under horse.
Ex: KA
Siscia
RIC 634var.
Julianus of PannoniaMay 19, 2018
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Julianus of Pannonia5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR IVLIANVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
VICTORIA AVG; Victory stg. left, holding wreath and palm branch; S A in fields.
Ex: XXI
Siscia
RIC 5
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaMay 19, 2018
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IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
AEQVITAS AVG / Γ; Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
Ex: XXI
Rome
RIC 150
Julianus of PannoniaMay 19, 2018
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IMP C PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
MARTI PACIF; Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield; I in left field.
Ex: QXXI
Ticinum
RIC 507
This coin is part of the EQVITI series of Ticinum. (I)
Julianus of PannoniaMay 19, 2018
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Ov: IMP C CARAVSIVS AVG; Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rv: LLTTIIA; Galley with seven oarsmen to right.
Ex: OPR
Rotomagus
RIC --
Julianus of PannoniaMay 19, 2018
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Probus3 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG ; Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, and globe in right hand.
SOLI INVICTO; Sol in spread quadriga holding globe and whip.
Ex: RB
Rome
RIC 204var.
Julianus of PannoniaMay 19, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 348, Ticinum, CONSERVAT AVG, Bust-F/B, -/-//TXXT, Sol standing left, #163 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 348, Ticinum, CONSERVAT AVG, Bust-F/B, -/-//TXXT, Sol standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. (F/B)
reverse: CONSERVAT AVG, Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding the globe.
exergue: -/-//TXXT, diameter: 21,6-23,8mm, weight: 3,21g, axis: 0h,
mint: Ticinium, 3rd. emission of Ticinum, date: 277-278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 348, p-55,
Q-001
quadransMay 19, 2018
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Probus2 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP PROBVS AVG; Radiate, and cuirassed bust right.
VICTORIA GERM; Victory walking right between two captives, holding wreath and trophy.
Ex: R * Z
Rome
RIC 219
Julianus of PannoniaMay 19, 2018
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GORDIAN III AR Antoninianus0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: PM TR P IIII COS II P P, Gordian in military dress, standing right with spear & globe
Struck at Rome, 241 AD
5.50g, 24mm
RIC IV iii, 92, page 25 - Cohen 253
LegatusMay 19, 2018
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C SERVILIUS M.F. ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS SERVILIA AR Denarius1 viewsOBVERSE: Winged, helmeted head of Roma right, surmounted by head of an eagle, Lituus star under chin, ROMA below; wreath and monogram behind head
REVERSE: the Dioscuri galloping in opposite directions, C SERVEILI M F in ex.
Struck at Rome 136 BC
3.86g, 21.2mm
Cr 239/1; Syd 525; RSC Servilia I
ex. J. Montgomery Collection; ex. Alfred de la Fe
LegatusMay 19, 2018
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Ti CLAUDIUS Ti F Ap NERO; GENS CLAUDIA AR Serrate Denarius1 viewsOBVERSE: Bust of Diana r., draped, bow & quiver over shoulder, SC before
REVERSE: TI·CLAVD·TI·F / AP·N, Victory driving galloping biga right, holding wreath, reins, and palm frond; CXXVIIII below
Struck at Rome 79 BC
3.91g, 18.3mm
Cr 383/1; Syd 770; RSC Claudia 5
ex. J. Montgomery Collection
LegatusMay 19, 2018
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Salonin - PIETAS AVG1 viewsSALON VALERIANVS CAES
PIETAS AVG
instruments pontificaux
Trèves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 379
Göbl 914e
Eauze 1532
Elmer 69/107
PYLMay 19, 2018
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Salonin - PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS1 viewsSALON VALERIANVS CAES
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS
Salonin debout à gauche vêtue militairement, il tient un bâton et une lance, à sa droite un trophée.
Trèves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 381
Gobl 913e
Eauze 1534
Elmer 106
PYLMay 19, 2018
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Salonin - SPES PVBLICA0 viewsSALON VALERIANVS CAES
SPES PVBLICA
L'Espérance marchant à gauche, relevant sa robe de la main gauche et tenant une fleur de la main droite
Trèves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 383
Göbl 915e
Eauze 1533
Elmer 105
PYLMay 19, 2018
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Gallien - FIDES MILITVM2 viewsGALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
FIDES MILITVM
L'aigle légionnaire sur un globe tenant une couronne dans son bec, il est entre deux vexillum.
Cologne - 2e émission - printemps 257
Bourdel 276b
Göbl 871m
Eauze 1478
Elmer 39
PYLMay 19, 2018
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Gallien - GERMANICVS MAX V - Trèves3 viewsGALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
GERMANICVS MAX V
Un trophée avec deux captifs attachés dans l'attitude de la tristesse
Trèves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 382a
Göbl 872o
Eauze 1512
Elmer ...
PYLMay 19, 2018
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Gallien - P M TR P VII COS IIII P P2 viewsGALLIENVS·P·F·AVG
P M TR P VII COS IIII P P
Mars marchant vers la droite
Trèves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 380
Göbl 888i
Eauze 1506
Elmer 86
PYLMay 19, 2018
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Siscia, RIC VII 098, 133 Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), -/-//ASIS*, AE-3 Follis, VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP, two Victories, VOT/PR, R3!!!70 viewsSiscia, RIC VII 098, 133 Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), -/-//ASIS*, AE-3 Follis, VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP, two Victories, VOT/PR, R3!!!
avers: LICINIVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR on altar decorated with a letter I.
exergue: -/-//ASIS*, diameter:18,5-19,0mm, weight:2,92g, axis:7h,
mint: Siscia, date: 317-324 A.D., ref: RIC VII 098, R3!!!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 19, 2018
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Gallien - P M TR P VII COS IIII P P0 viewsGALLIENVS·P·F·AVG
P M TR P VII COS IIII P P
Mars marchant vers la droite
Trèves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 380
Göbl 888h
Eauze 1499
Elmer 81
PYLMay 19, 2018
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133 Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 098, -/-//ASIS*, AE-3 Follis, VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP, two Victories, VOT/PR, R3!!!55 views133 Licinius II. (317-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 098, -/-//ASIS*, AE-3 Follis, VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP, two Victories, VOT/PR, R3!!!
avers: LICINIVS IVN NOB C, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR on altar decorated with a letter I.
exergue: -/-//ASIS*, diameter:18,5-19,0mm, weight:2,92g, axis:7h,
mint: Siscia, date: 317-324 A.D., ref: RIC VII 098, R3!!!
Q-001
quadransMay 19, 2018
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Gallien - VICT GERMANICA a0 viewsGALLIENVS P F AVG
VICT GERMANICA
Victoire marchant vers la droite
Cologne - 2e Émission - phase b - printemps 257
Bourdel 294
Göbl 875l
Eauze 1491
Elmer 56
PYLMay 19, 2018
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asmcalee707_10 viewsCaracalla
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT KA ANTΩNINOC, from upper right. Radiate head left.
Rev. S·C, S is backwards, Δ below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
17 mm, 2.57 gms.

McAlee 707
Charles MMay 19, 2018
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asmcalee801A10 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. (...)TONINVS AVG, laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev. Δ ε, star below, all within laurel wreath with 10 elements fastened at top with garland.
16 mm, 3.29 gms

McAlee (Supplement 1) 801A
Charles MMay 19, 2018
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asmcalee782Avar1 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. (...) ANTΩNINOC C, radiate head right.
Rev. S.C (dot at bottom), retrograde Δ ε (ε reversed) below, eagle below (standing on something-- animal thigh (?) or ground), all within laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
20 mm, 3.62 gms.

McAlee (Supplement 1) 782A variant (radiate instead of laureate head.)
Charles MMay 19, 2018
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rsc109_21 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: MARS VICTOR, Mars with flowing cloak, walking right with spear and trophy..
20 mm, 2.44 gms

RSC 109, RIC 121
Charles MMay 19, 2018
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Coin AE-Weight for Hungarian Ducat (=aranyforint = gulden), H-D,54 viewsCoin AE-Weight for Hungarian Ducat (=aranyforint = gulden), H-D,
avers: Crowned St. László (=St. Ladislaus) standing facing, holding halberd in right hand and globus cruciger in left, flanked by H-D (= Hungaricus Ducatus), all in a beaded circle.
reverse:
exergue: H/D//--, size: 14,0x14,x2,0mm, weight: 3,35g, axis: 0h,
mint: ? , date: ??? A.D., ref: ???,
Q-001
quadransMay 19, 2018
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ISLAMIC--UMAYYAD2 views ISLAMIC--UMAYYAD
ca. late 7th - early 8th Century AD
AE Fulus (Fals) 14 mm 1.86 g
Umayyad Caliphate
laneyMay 19, 2018
Seleukos_II_Kallinikos,_AE-18,_Magnesia,_Maeander__mint,_Artemis,_Apollo,_SC_670a;_HGC_9,_347,_246-225_BC_,_Q-001,_0h,_17,5-18mm,_3,71gx-s.jpg
Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 04 Seleukos II. Kallinikos, (246-225 B.C.), SC 670a, AE-18, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo standing left, R! #157 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 04 Seleukos II. Kallinikos, (246-225 B.C.), SC 670a, AE-18, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo standing left, Rare! #1
avers: Bust of Artemis right, bow, and quiver over shoulder.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛΕYKOY, Apollo standing left, holding the arrow and grounded bow, monogram to outer left and right (ME ligate), all within meander border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 3,71g, axes: 0h,
mint: Magnesia, Maeander mint, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos II. Kallinikos, date: 246-225 B.C., ref: Seleukid Coins 670a, HGC 9, 347, Rare!
Q-001
quadransMay 19, 2018
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4003 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERAL AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194-195
References:– BMCRE 373 note. RIC IV RIC 400, RSC 283a
maridvnvmMay 19, 2018
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Caria, Satraps, Pixodarus, (340-335 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, SNG Keckman 281, -/-//--, Eight-pointed star,54 viewsCaria, Satraps, Pixodarus, (340-335 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, SNG Keckman 281, -/-//--, Eight-pointed star,
avers: Head of Apollo 3/4 Facing right.
reverse: Π-I-Ξ-Ω-Δ-A-P-O around the eight-pointed star.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 8,7-9,5mm, weight: 0,57g, axes: 3h,
mint: Caria, Satraps, Pixodarus, date: 340-335 B.C.,
ref: SNG Kayhan I 893-5; SNG Keckman 281;
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 19, 2018
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Elagabalus AE 22 - Alexandria0 viewsAlexandria
Egypt
Elagabalus
Obv.: Α ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΜΑ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС ЄΥСЄΒ
Laureate head right
Rev.: L Γ
Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia; genius by reed, another emerging from cornucopia; crocodile in exergue
22 mm, 12.61 gr, 12 h
Köln 2322; Dattari (Savio) 4133
Vladimir PMay 19, 2018
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BCC LT752 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
1st to 4th Century CE?
Obv: Standing figure,
uncertain attributes, raised
arms?, winged?
Rev: Uncertain object,
perhaps dolphin?, mostly
off-flan. 11.5 x 10.5(measured
diagonally) x 1.25mm. thickness.
Weight: 0.96gm. Axis:0?
v-dromeMay 19, 2018
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Constantine I VOT XX10 viewsConstantine I / Vot xx within wreath

AE Follis, 2,5g, 18mm.
Flamur HMay 19, 2018
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rsc061-_21 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right, seen from front, bearded, with horn.
Rev: INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing half left sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, recumbent bull behind altar, holding branch raised, star in left field.
16 mm, 2.50 gms

RSC 61, RIC 88
Charles MMay 19, 2018
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Constans Gloria Exercitus6 viewsConstans / Gloria Exercitvs

1,4 g, 16 mm, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy).

Constans (Latin: Flavius Julius Constans Augustus; Greek: Κῶνστας Αʹ; c. 323 – 350) or Constans I was Roman Emperor from 337 to 350. He defeated his brother Constantine II in 340, but anger in the army over his personal life (homosexuality) and favouritism towards his barbarian bodyguards led the general Magnentius to rebel, resulting in the assassination of Constans in 350.
Flamur HMay 19, 2018
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asmcalee782c40 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT KAI MA AV ANTΩNεINOC C , laureate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within elaborate laurel wreath with 12 elements fastened at top with star.
18 mm, 3.48 gms.

McAlee 782(c)
Charles MMay 19, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVTKM AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEV-KOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, Concordia standing left, holding phiale and cornucopia.
26 mm, 8.43 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.13 (variant--different reverse legend break and string of letters in exergue--different from previous coin also)
Charles MMay 19, 2018
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prieur254_40 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M A···ANTWNεINOC (...), laureate head right.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOB, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs.
24 mm, 11.58 gms

Prieur 254
Charles MMay 19, 2018
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varb4391_20 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
25 mm, 6.80 gms

Varbanov 4391
Charles MMay 19, 2018
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right
Rev: PROVID DEORVM, Providence standing left, legs crossed, holding baton above globe at foot & cornucopia, leaning on column.
20 mm, 3.20 gms

RSC--- (See discussion of previous coin. Same reverse, different obverse legend.)
Charles MMay 19, 2018
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Mihail Asen III Šišman (1323–1330) Æ Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.12.1; Youroukova & Penchev 65; Dobrinić & Dimnik 8.2.1; Dochev 1790)6 viewsObv: MXAHΛ IШANN; Mihail Šišman (to left) and Ivan Stefan (to right) standing facing, holding long cross between them
Rev: Šišman tamgha
Dim: 22mm, 1.95 g, 12h

Rare variant where Mihail Šišman is on the left.
Quant.GeekMay 19, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Antioch 1887 viewsAE3
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bare headed and falls forward clutching horse's neck
Minted in Antioch (// AND).
References:- RIC VIII Antioch 188

2.52 gms. 16.71 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmMay 18, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 13911 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left holding globe,
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right
Minted in Rome; (//R*S)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 139 (R)

Weight 3.58g. 24.54mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvmMay 18, 2018
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160 - Constantine the Great - Follis - RIC VII Trier 1057 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left holding globe in left hand and raising right
Minted in Trier (T | F / ATR).
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 105

Weight 3.19g. 19.95mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvmMay 18, 2018
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 0568 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor standing left, holding labarum and shield, two captives, kneeling and leaning left before him,
Minted in Alexandria, officina A; (// ALEA), A.D. 348-350 A.D.
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 56 (C)

3.50 gms. 22.02 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmMay 18, 2018
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 0539 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Alexandria; (_ | * //ALED), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 53 (R)

6.02 gms. 23.55 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmMay 18, 2018
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169 - Constans II - AE2 - Barbarous imitative of Trier5 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Laureate and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Rev:- FII ITEPM IYTIIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, diagonally across soldier
Barbarous imitative of Trier; (// TRI )

4.84 gms. 21.56 mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmMay 18, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 332-320 B.C4 viewsAE 13.52mm (Thickness 2.20mm), weight 1.84g, die axis = 3h (90 degrees). Denomination D.

Obverse: Alexander III The Great; Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, bow in quiver, club, AP monogram below.
AradosMay 18, 2018
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Kings of Macedon. Philip II (Circa 359-336 BC)5 viewsAE 16, 6.23 g

Obverse: Head of Apollo right

Reverse: "ΦIΛIΠΠOY" (FILIPPOY) above naked youth on horse right, theta p control mark below

SNG ANS 927

The rise of Macedon during the reign of Philip II was achieved in part by his reformation of the Ancient Macedonian army, establishing the Macedonian phalanx that proved critical in securing victories on the battlefield. After defeating Athens and Thebes at the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC, Philip II led the effort to establish a federation of Greek states known as the League of Corinth, with him as the elected hegemon and commander-in-chief of a planned invasion of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia. However, his assassination in 336 BC (perhaps orchestrated by one of his wives, Olympias, and son, Alexander the Great) led to the immediate succession of Alexander.
Nathan PMay 18, 2018
RZ-1_16_11.jpg
Bulgaria, Second Empire: Ivanko Terter, Despotes in Karvuna (1386-1387) Æ Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.16.11; Youroukova & Penchev 148-50; Dobrinić & Dimnik 13.2.1; Dochev 6120)10 viewsObv: Terter monogram with star and crescent below
Rev: Double-headed eagle with spread wings, full-face, without crowns on the heads; between them - small cross; countermarked with head facing left
Dim: 19mm, 0.77 g, 4h
Quant.GeekMay 18, 2018
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Ivanko Terter, Despotes in Karvuna (1386-1387) Æ Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.16.10; Youroukova & Penchev 148-50; Dobrinić & Dimnik 13.2.1; Dochev 6070) 8 viewsObv: Terter monogram; countermarked with star and crescent
Rev: Double-headed eagle with outstretched wings; countermarked with head facing right
Dim: 18mm, 0.91 g, 12h
Quant.GeekMay 18, 2018
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Ivan Šišman (1371–1395) Æ Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.15.18-20; Youroukova & Penchev 134; Dobrinić & Dimnik 11.3.1; Dochev 4650-60)8 viewsObv: Tsar monogram
Rev: Šišman monogram
Dim: 17mm, 1.89 g, 6h
Quant.GeekMay 18, 2018
RZ-1_16_9.jpg
Bulgaria, Second Empire: Ivanko Terter, Despotes in Karvuna (1386-1387) Æ Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.16.9; Youroukova & Penchev 147; Dobrinić & Dimnik 13.2.1; Dochev 6050)4 viewsObv: Terter monogram
Rev: Double-headed eagle with spread wings, full-face, without crowns on the heads; between them - small cross
Dim: 20mm, 1.52 g, 6h
Quant.GeekMay 18, 2018
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Anonymous (ca. 11th-12th Century CE) Æ Follis (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.0.6; Youroukova & Penchev 152)6 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Latin cross with central X and globus and two pellets at the end of each extremity; crescents to upper left and right, floral scroll below
Dim: 21mm, 2.43 g, 6h
Quant.GeekMay 18, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 195-190 B.C4 viewsAE 13.34mm (Thickness 3.25mm), weight 2.97g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters taw (T) and ayin (‘), Aradian era date 65-69 below.
AradosMay 18, 2018
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asmcalee803a35 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT KAI MA (...) ANTΩNεINOC C. Laureate head right, slight drapery at neck
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN M(...), Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; above, ram leaping left, head right; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse left field.
31 mm, 15.77 gms

McAlee 803(a)
Charles MMay 18, 2018
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asmcalee802c16 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT·K·M AVP ANTΩNεI(...). Laureate head right.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN M KOΛ, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; above, ram leaping left, head right; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse left field.
32 mm, 17.94 gms

McAlee Supplement 802(c)
Charles MMay 18, 2018
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rsc1846 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: PM TRP IIII COS III PP, Sol walking left with raised hand and whip, star in left field.
19 mm, 3.02 gms

RSC 184, RIC 40
Charles MMay 18, 2018
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rsc2585 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: SALVS ANTONINI AVG, Salus standing right, feeding snake held in her arms.
21 mm, 2.61 gms

RSC 258, RIC 140
Charles MMay 18, 2018
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rsc039_24 viewsElagabalus
AR Antoninianus

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed, draped bust right
Rev: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing front, head right, holding standard and vexillum.
23 mm, 3.40 gms

RSC 39, RIC 72
Charles MMay 18, 2018
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911..Diddarani 980-1003 AD (Yashaskara dynasty)3 viewsDiddarani 980-1003 AD
Copper Kaserah or Punchshi 18mm (5.90gr)
Obverse- Goddess Ardochsho/Lakshmi seated facing in half lotus position, with Nagari legend 'Sri to left 'didda' to right
Reverse- Queen standing facing and sacrificing at altar holding trident, with Nagari legend 'Diva' bottom right
Paul R3May 18, 2018
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Elagabalus, AR Denarius6 viewsAD 218 - 222
2.80 g
RIC 88

Obv.: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate bust right, draped and "horned portrait".

Rev.: INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG - Elagabalus standing left holding patera over tripod altar, in background, a fallen bull and star above patera.
Richard M10May 18, 2018
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Heraclea, 132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), RIC VII 039, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMHA, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with tree turrets, R4! #155 viewsHeraclea, 132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), RIC VII 039, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMHA, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with tree turrets, R4! #1
avers: IMP LICI NIVS AVG, 2, J1l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
reverse: PROVIDEN TIAE AVG G, Campgate with three turrets, no dors, 6 layers of stones.
exergue: -/-//SMHA, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,60g, axis: 0h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 318-320 A.D., ref: RIC VII 039, R4!
Q-001
quadransMay 18, 2018
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 039, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMHA, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with tree turrets, R4! #154 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 039, AE-3 Follis, -/-//SMHA, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Campgate with tree turrets, R4! #1
avers: IMP LICI NIVS AVG, 2, J1l., Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
reverse: PROVIDEN TIAE AVG G, Campgate with three turrets, no dors, 6 layers of stones.
exergue: -/-//SMHA, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,60g, axis: 0h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 318-320 A.D., ref: RIC VII 039, R4!
Q-001
quadransMay 18, 2018
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(0641) CONSTANS II7 views641 - 668 AD
AE Follis 20 mm max, 3.12 g
O: Constans II standing facing, holding long cross and globus cruciger
R: ANA to left of large M, NEOS to right; cross above M; uncertain officina (A or D) below; Roman numerals in exe.
laneyMay 18, 2018
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Anonymous Issue, Lydia, Appolonis, AE163 viewsSecond Century AD
2.19 grams
Obv.: APOLLO NIDEON, bust of Apollo right
Rev.: IEPACYN KAHTOC, bust of youthful senate to right
RPC 952v, Lindgren 712
Purchased on eBay
NGC AU - Strike 4/5 - Surface 4/5
Richard M10May 18, 2018
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Anonymous. GAR OGVL VER Series, AR Denarius3 views86 BC
4.19 gr.

Crawford 373/1a; RSC 226; Sydenham 723; Sear 266.

Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right

Rev. Jupiter driving quadriga right, holding reins and preparing to hurl thunderbolt.

NGC - Grade XF - Strike 4/5 - Surface 4/5

I purchased this coin from Heritage Auctions
Richard M10May 18, 2018
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L Titurius Lf Sabinus, AR Denarius,5 viewsc.89 BC.
3.96 g
Crawford 401/1. RSC Aquillia 2.

Obv.:Head of Tatius right, palm below chin; SABIN behind, A.PV before

Rev.: L TITVRI in exergue, Tarpeia buried to her waist in shields, fending off two soldiers about to throw their shields on her.

Grade: AU: Strike 4/5: Surface 5/5

I purchased this coin from a Heritage Auction,
Richard M10May 18, 2018
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Elagabalus "Horned Portrait", AR Denarius RIC 888 viewsAD 218 - 222
2.80 g

Obv.: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate bust right, draped and "horned portrait".

Rev.: INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG - Elagabalus standing left holding patera over tripod altar, in background, a fallen bull and star above patera.

NGC - Ch AU - Strike 5/5 - Surface 4/5

I purchased this coin from Heritage Auctions
Richard M10May 18, 2018
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BCC LT744 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
1st to 4th Century CE?
Obv: Uterus symbol?
on large raised pellet.
Rev: Uncertain object,
perhaps bird, branch, or
Pegasus?, on raised pellet.
9 x 8 x 2.5mm. 0.86gm.
Axis:270?
cf. A. Hamburger #77
v-dromeMay 18, 2018
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6 viewsQuant.GeekMay 18, 2018
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Todor Svetoslav (1300–1322) Æ Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.8.4; Youroukova & Penchev 55; Dobrinić & Dimnik 7.2.1)11 viewsObv:
Rev:
Dim: 22mm, 1.41 g
Quant.GeekMay 18, 2018
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Iakov Svetoslav, Despotes in Vidin (1263-1275) Æ Trachy (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.5.1; Youroukova & Penchev 139; Dobrinić & Dimnik 5.1.2)9 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of St. Dimitrii, orans
Rev: Half-length facing bust of Iakov Svetoslav, holding sword and shield
Dim: 23mm, 1.89 g, 6h
Quant.GeekMay 18, 2018
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1734 GEORGE II "Young Head" AE Halfpenny0 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS.II.REX. Laureate and cuirassed bust of George II facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1734.
Diameter: 29mm | Weight: 10.2gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3717

This portrait of George II was designed by John Coker (1670 - 1741). Coker joined the Royal Mint in 1697 and became chief engraver there in 1705.
*AlexMay 17, 2018
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Sicily, Kamarina. (Circa 410-405 BC)4 viewsAE Tetras

14 mm, 2.7 g

Obverse: Facing gorgoneion.

Reverse: KAMA. Owl standing right, holding lizard; in exergue three pellets.

HGC 2, 546.

Kamarina was usually at odds with Syracuse but gave it some aid during Athens' disastrous Sicilian Expedition (415-413 BC) in the Peloponnesian War. The city was destroyed in 405 BC by Carthage. There is a (likely) myth told by the ancient Greek geographer/historian/philosopher, Strabo, that just before the Carthaginians razed Kamarina, the Kamarinians were plagued by a mysterious disease. The marsh of Kamarina had protected the city from its hostile neighbors to the north. It was suspected that the marsh was the source of the strange illness and the idea of draining the marsh to end the epidemic became popular. The town oracle advised the leaders not to drain the marsh, suggesting the plague would pass with time. But the discontent was widespread and the leaders opted to drain the marsh against the oracle's advice. Once it was dry, there was nothing stopping the Carthaginian army from advancing. They marched across the newly drained marsh and razed the city, killing every last inhabitant." Despite Strabo's story, the truth appears to be that the inhabits of the town had largely fled for Syracuse before the army arrived.
Nathan PMay 17, 2018
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Diocletianus3 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
ROMA AETERN; Roma seated left on shield, Holding sceptre and victory on globe.
Leg:
Ex: VIXXIT
Ticinum
RIC .....
Julianus of PannoniaMay 17, 2018
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BCC LT734 viewsEgyptian Style Lead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Uncertain Date, early 1st century CE?
Obv: Bearded half-figure to right?,
Uncertain objects to right and left.
Rev: Galley? with several figures.
(perhaps "Barge of Sarapis"?).
The surface is heavily corroded.
18 x 17 x 1.5mm. 2.69gm. Axis:0
Lead or Lead/silver? alloy.
Rev. cf. Dattari #2859 (plate XXIII),
but smaller in diameter. Also cf.
BCC LT29, and Hamburger #50-56,
but with different designs.

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v-dromeMay 17, 2018
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(0198) CARACALLA3 views198-217 AD
AE 17.5 mm, 8.34 g
O: Laureate head of Caracalla right
R: Turreted and veiled head of Tyche right
Mesopotamia, probably Carrhae
laneyMay 17, 2018
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(0324) CONSTANTIUS II5 views324 - 337 AD as Caesar
337 - 361 AD as Augustus
AE 16mm, 2.10 g
O: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG diademed head right
R: VOT XX dot MVLT XXX in 3 lines within wreath; CONSG star in exe.
Constantinople mint; RIC VIII 76 (Gamma) rated Scarce
laneyMay 17, 2018
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S.784 Anglo-Saxon sceat8 viewsAnglo-Saxon primary phase sceat, ca. late 7th century
"Saroaldo" type
S.784
O: Stylized bust right
R: Pseudo-legend of "SAROALDO" around standard

Unusual primary phase sceatta, probably from Kent. The legend remains problematic, it does not sound like an Anglo-Saxon name, probably it is a corruption of something else, possibly a Frankish name.

Ex- AMR coins, PAS: IOW-BCF88E
1 commentsNapMay 17, 2018
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Domitian Sestertius32 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, laureate head right.
Rev. IOVI VICTORI S C, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and long scepter.
Mint: Rome, 95-96 AD.

33/34mm 27.38g

RIC II 412; BMCRE 474; Cohen 316.
3 commentskcMay 17, 2018
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S.800 Anglo-Saxon sceat7 viewsAnglo-Saxon secondary phase sceat, ca. early 8th century
Series G, type 3a
S.800
O: Diademed bust right
R: Standard with 3 saltires

Thought to be from southern England, possibly Sussex

Ex- eBay
1 commentsNapMay 17, 2018
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(0198) CARACALLA3 views198-217 AD
AE 17 mm, 3.99 g
O: Bust right
R: Basket of fruits
Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum
laneyMay 17, 2018
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THRACE, ODESSOS3 views2nd - 1st Centure BC
AE 17.5 mm, 3.04 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: The Great God reclining left
Odessos mint
laneyMay 17, 2018
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(0306) CONSTANTINE I 5 views306 - 337 AD
AE silvered ant. 16.5 mm, 2.19 g
O: IMP CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, around helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right
R:VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, around two Victories standing facing one another, holding shield, VOT PR inscribed on shield, altar below
laneyMay 17, 2018
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(0194) JULIA DOMNA3 views(wife of Septimius Severus)
194-217 AD
Fouree denarius, 19.5 mm, 3.74 g
O:IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right, hair in chignon in back
R: FEL—IC—ITAS, veiled Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and long scepter
(Mule--obverse of RIC 375, RSC 49; with reverse of RIC 551, RSC 47)
laneyMay 17, 2018
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Bhartrdāman2 viewsBhartrdāman as mahakshatrapa, silver drachm
Head of king right, date behind head: (off flan)
Chaitya (3-arched hill), river below, crescent moon and sun above, Brahmi legend around
' rajno mahakshatrapasa rudrasenaputrasa rajno mahakshatrapasa bhartrdamnah'
Paul R3May 17, 2018
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Attribution to follow2 viewsPaul R3May 17, 2018
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Gadhaiya2 viewsAnonymous
Chavdas of Gujarat, 760-940 A.D?
Obverse-Stylized head right (curved head type)
Reverse-Stylized fire altar
Paul R3May 17, 2018
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Phoenicia, Sidon. AE16 time of Vespasian.9 viewsAD 69-79. Dated CY 188 (AD 77/8).
Obv: Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; before, star within crescent.
Rev: SIDWNWN QEAS Q, Galley left, HPR (date) above.
RPC II 2055.
1 commentsancientoneMay 17, 2018
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Caria, Rhodes AR Plinthophoric Drachm5 viewsMagistrate Antigenes circa 190-170 BC.
Obv: Radiate head of Helios right.
Rev: ΑΝΤΙΓΕΝΗΣ, Rose with bud, prow in left field.
Jenkins 1989, 17; BMC 249; HGC 6, 1457. 2.50g, 15mm,
1 commentsancientoneMay 17, 2018
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Syria, Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis. AD 218. AR Tetradrachm4 viewsObv: AUT K M OP[EL ANTΩNEINOC], radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [ΔΗMAΡX] EX VΠATOC, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, lion advancing right.
Prieur 947. 11.65g, 23mm, 1h.
ancientoneMay 17, 2018
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Crispina. Augusta, AD 178-182. Æ Dupondius or As4 viewsRome mint. Struck under Commodus.
Obv: Draped bust right.
Rev: Venus seated left, holding Victory and scepter.
ancientoneMay 17, 2018
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Lesbos, Mytilene. Hemidrachm (Circa 350-250 BC).4 viewsObv: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev: MY / T-I. Lyre.
ancientoneMay 17, 2018
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M. Nonius Sufenas. AR Denarius circa 59 BCE. 15 viewsM. Nonius Sufenas. AR Denarius circa 59 BCE.

Obverse - SVFENAS – S·C Head of Saturn r.; in l. field, harpa and conical stone.

Reverse - 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.

3,8 g, 19,85mm.


-Denarius of Marcus Nonius Sufenas, 59 BC. Saturn is portrayed on the obverse while the reverse depicts Victoria crowning Roma. The legend "Sex(tus) Noni(us) Pr(aetor) L(udos) V(ictoriae) P(rimus) F(ecit)" tells that Sufenas' father, the praetor Sextus Nonius established the Ludi Victoriae Sullanae in 81 BC.
The gens Nonia was a plebeian family at ancient Rome. Its members first appear in history toward the end of the Republic. The first of the Nonii to obtain the consulship was Lucius Nonius Asprenas in 36 BC. From then until the end of the fourth century, they regularly held the highest offices of the Roman state.
Flamur HMay 16, 2018
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L. Farsuleius Mensor. 76 BC.7 viewsL. Farsuleius Mensor. 76 BC.

AR Denarius (3,65 g, 18,65mm.), Rome mint.


L. Farsuleius Mensor. 76 BC. AR Denarius (3,65 g, 18,65mm.). Rome mint. Diademed and draped bust of Libertas right; control number behind / Warrior (Roma?) standing in biga right, holding reins and spear, extending hand to assist citizen into biga; scorpion below.


Flamur HMay 16, 2018
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Anonymous Roman Republican Denari. 157 BCE.11 viewsAnonymous Roman Republican Denari.

From Date: 157 BCE.
To Date: 156 BCE.

Obverse: Roma in helmet with a peaked visor.

Reverse: Victory in a galloping biga, holding reigns in l. and goad in r. Legend ROMA in three sided border, with lines at left, top, and right. The right and left lines are diagonal. The rear horse in the biga is almost completely concealed by the near horse.

RRC 197/1a and 1b represent the only fully anonymous issues for the type of Victory in a biga with goad (197/1a) and whip (197/1b). No siblings can be found of RRC 197/1a with goad, and Crawford suggests it is a transitional issue from the earlier Luna in biga with goad to the Victory in biga with Whip type. The fabric of this and subsequent anonymous issues tend to be somewhat more compact and high relief.


Roma, 3,8 g, 19,85 mm, RRC 197/1a.
Flamur HMay 16, 2018
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Augustus AR Denarius19 viewsAugustus AR Denarius. Lugdunum, 2 BC - AD 12. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right / [AUGUSTI F]COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Gaius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, two shields and two spears between them; above simpulum and lituus; CL CAESARES in exergue. RIC 207; RSC 43. 18,5 mm, 3,7 g.Flamur HMay 16, 2018
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John Hyrcanus I / Antiochus VII. 104-76 BC. Prutah , S.E. 181= 132/131 BC. 3 viewsObv: Upside down anchor flanked by BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY (of King Antiochus, benefactor), date along left side of anchor AΠP (181).
Rev: Lily.
15.4 MM AND 3.09 GRAMS.
References: Hendin 451. SNG Israel 2134.
This type probably inaugurated the Hasmonean mint in Jerusalem as the first Judean prutah, with the approval of Antiochus VII. The lily was a symbol of Jerusalem and its use in lieu of a portrait was apparently part of the Seleucid effort to appease the Jews, whose law stated: Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image…
CanaanMay 16, 2018
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Gens Procilia, denario Giunone Sospita (80 a.C.)4 viewsL. Procilius, denarius (80 a.C., Roma)
AR, 3.92 gr., 19 mm, BB
D/ S C; testa di Giunone Sospita a dx con copricapo in pelle caprina
R/ L PROCILI F in ex; Giunone Sospita su biga rivolta verso destra; in mano tiene uno scudo e una lancia; sotto i cavalli, un serpente.
Cr. 379/2
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 17 maggio 2018, numero catalogo XXX) ex collezione Alessando Vanni (Tinia numismatica, Follonica Grosseto, fino al 16 maggio 2018)
paoloMay 16, 2018
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Celtic imitating Philip II tetradrachm Dachreiter type7 views1 commentsChance VandalMay 16, 2018
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Aegina stater 550-500 bc6 views2nd coin I ever bought.Chance VandalMay 16, 2018
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1822 GEORGE IV AE FARTHING2 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IIII DEI GRATIA. Laureate and draped bust of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, her right hand holding olive branch and resting on shield, her left holding trident; at her feet, a lion. In exergue, 1822.
Diameter 22mm | UNC with lustre
SPINK: 3822

The first copper coinage of George IV consisted of farthings only, they were the work of Benedetto Pistrucci (1783 - 1855). This first series of coinage, of which the farthings formed a part, was distasteful to the king because they represented his face as puffed and bloated, his neck undoubtedly thick, and his hair harsh and wiry. The upshot was that Pistrucci was replaced as Master of the Mint by William Wyon and in 1825 the whole series of George IV's coinage was completely redesigned.
*AlexMay 16, 2018
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1835 William IV AE FARTHING3 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA 1835. Bare head of William IV facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 22mm
SPINK: 3848

William IV's portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small incuse "WW" at the base of the King's neck.
*AlexMay 16, 2018
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1853 VICTORIA COPPER "YOUNG HEAD" FARTHING2 viewsObverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1853. Young head of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right arm resting on shield, left arm holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 22mm
SPINK: 3950

Victoria's "young head" portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small raised "WW" at the base of the Queen's neck on this coin.
*AlexMay 16, 2018
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1826 GEORGE IV AE HALFPENNY4 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA • 1826 •. Laureate head of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 28mm | Weight 9.32gms
SPINK: 3824

This portrait of George IV, used on his later coinage, was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).
With the issues of George IV, Britannia now appears on pennies, halfpennies and farthings facing right instead of left, she would remain that way until 1967. She also acquires a helmet, recalling Roma and, before that, Athena.
*AlexMay 16, 2018
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1854 VICTORIA COPPER "YOUNG HEAD" HALFPENNY2 viewsObverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1854. Young head of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right arm resting on shield, left arm holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 28mm
SPINK: 3949

Victoria's "young head" portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small incuse "WW" at the base of the Queen's neck on this coin.
*AlexMay 16, 2018
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1831 William IV AE HALFPENNY2 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA 1831. Bare head of William IV facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 28mm
SPINK: 3847

William IV's portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small incuse "WW" at the base of the King's neck.
*AlexMay 16, 2018
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1902 EDWARD VII AR FLORIN3 viewsObverse: EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: . Bare head of Edward VII facing right.
Reverse: ONE FLORIN - TWO SHILLINGS. Britannia standing on galley, facing right, left hand gripping top of shield, right hand holding trident; 1902 on galley in exergue.
Diameter 28.5mm
SPINK: 3981

Edward VII's portrait was designed by George William De Saulles (1862 - 1903), this is marked by a small "De S" below the King's neck.
*AlexMay 16, 2018
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Domitian RIC-85130 viewsAR Cistophorus, 9.99g
Rome mint (for Asia), 95 AD
RIC 851 (C). BMC 253. RSC 94. RPC 873 (8 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII IMP XXII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XVII CENS P P P; Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand, G in exergue
Ex NFC Coins, eBay, 18 April 2018.

A small issue of cistophori were struck by Domitian in 95. Style and die axis identify Rome as the home mint. Curiously, K. Butcher and M. Ponting's metal analysis reveal they were struck from a different stock of metal than contemporary denarii, possibly from recycled older denarii. The traditional military type of aquila and standards is the most commonly encountered reverse from the series. It is copied from coins struck for Nero and Galba. The 'G' in exergue may be the mark of an officina.

Struck in good late style.
6 commentsDavid AthertonMay 16, 2018
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France (Feudal): Vienne, Archbishopric, 11th and 12th Centuries15 viewsBillon Denier
O: + S • M • VIENNA • (= Saint Maurice of Vienne), bearded head of St. Maurice left.
R: MAXIMA GALL (= Greater Gaul), cross with pellets.
Vienne mint, (1200-1250 A.D.)
18mm
.80g
Roberts 5045, Poey d'Avant 4828 Plate CVI/17, Boudeau 1046.
1 commentsMatMay 16, 2018
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Alexandria, Troas.10 viewsAlexandria, Troas. AE21, semi-autonomous. 21mm, 5,3 g.

Obverse - AV CO TRO, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; CO AV on
vexillum to left.

Reverse - COL AVG TRO, horse grazing right.

Bellinger A486; SNG von Aulock 1466; BMC 45-50; SNG Munich
54-58; SNG Cop 108-113; Hunter 9-13; McClean 7763-7765; SNG
Tuebingen 2532
Flamur HMay 15, 2018
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Lysimachos10 viewsLysimachos - King: 323-281 B.C.

Struck in the Kingdom of Thrace 323-321 B.C.
Reference: Sear 6819; Mueller 113; Forrer/Weber 2731

Obverse: Male head to the right wearing Athenian helmet

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ
lion prancing right. Spearhead under lion

Bronze, 4 g, 19,8 mm on longer side.
Flamur HMay 15, 2018
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BCC LT124 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Martima
1st to 4th Century CE?
Obv: Uterus symbol.
Rev: Uncertain object,
perhaps bird or rooster.
11x12mm. 1.07gm.
Axis:330?
cf. Anit Hamburger #76
v-dromeMay 15, 2018
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Attica Tetradrachm12 viewsObv. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace.
Rev. Owl standing right with head facing, ΑΘΕ to right, crescent and olive sprig to left; all within incuse square.
Mint: Attica, Athens, ca. 449-404 BC.

17.17g, 23-24mm

Starr Taf. 22f.

Ex Dr. Boris Kaczynski - Historische Münzen & Medaillen -Stuttgart
1 commentskcMay 15, 2018
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Price p1867 viewsPhilip issue. M to the left. Monogram under the throne. Basileus under the monogram. I think they tried to make the Babylon monogram a unique variant for Philip on this coin.Chance VandalMay 15, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2017) 8.10.07.01 (rev. only)3 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 19, 4.18g
obv. M ANTWNEINOC - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOL - PROC ICTRON
Apollo Sauroktonos, nude, with crossed legs stg. r., resting with raised l. hand on long rod
on which in height of his knees a lizard is creeping upwards, holding his r. arm at waist
with a branch in the hand
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2017):
rev. No. 8.10.7.1 (same die)
obv. e.g. No, 8.10.9.3 (same die)
d) not in Pat Lawrence "Sauroktonos the Evidence of the Coins"
F+, dark green patina
JochenMay 15, 2018
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Akarnania. Leukas14 viewsAkarnania. Leukas circa 320-280 BC.
Stater AR

20mm., 8,10g.

Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet / Pegasos flying left, Λ below.

very fine

Cf. BMC 101.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 15, 2018
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14 Constantius II9 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearinf fallen horseman, Not helmet, hair tied back, forwards, clutching
TSЄ*
Thessalonica 115 var (hairstyle)
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 15, 2018
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hhj8.26.04.013 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKO[ΠOΛITΩNΠPOC →ICTPO], Athena seated left with left hand resting on spear, right hand feeding snake from patera coiled around tree stump, shield on ground beside her.
27 mm, 12.00 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.4.1
Charles MMay 15, 2018
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hhj8.26.22.013 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →(ΠP)OCIC →TPON, Glykon in 4 elaborate coils, head right..
25 mm, 10.90 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.22.1
Charles MMay 15, 2018
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hhj8.26.32.042 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:[VΠ NOBIOV] POVΦOV NIKOΠO →ΛITΩN ΠPOC →ICTPΩ, River god seated left on edge of boat touching it with right hand, holding reed in left arm resting on urn.
27 mm, 12.24 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.32.4
Charles MMay 15, 2018
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varb43914 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
27 mm, 10.90 gms

Varbanov 4391
Charles MMay 15, 2018
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varb43942 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC A(VΓ), laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
26 mm, 8.89 gms

Varbanov 4394
Charles MMay 15, 2018
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varb4393_32 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
24 mm, 8.68 gms

Varbanov 4393
Charles MMay 14, 2018
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varb4395var3 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K MA AVPHΛI ANT[ΩNEI]NOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
26 mm, 8.30 gms

Varbanov 4395 variant (different obverse legend--this obverse legend not in Varbanov)
Charles MMay 14, 2018
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varb43952 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: [AVT K M] AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
27 mm, 11.01 gms

Varbanov 4395
Charles MMay 14, 2018
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varb4393_21 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
25 mm, 7.08 gms

Varbanov 4393
Charles MMay 14, 2018
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varb43932 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
26 mm, 8.92 gms

Varbanov 4393
Charles MMay 14, 2018
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varb43984 viewsElagabalus
Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head facing, wearing kalanthos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.
24 mm, 8.20 gms

Varbanov 4398
Charles MMay 14, 2018
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(0602) PHOCAS with Leontia4 views 602-610 AD.
Æ Half Follis 21.5 mm, 4.52 g
Dated RY 1 (602/3 AD).
O: ON FOCA NEPE AV, Phocas holding globus cruciger, and Leontia holding cross sceptre, standing facing; cross above
R: Large X•X; cross above; mint monogram below.
Antioch mint; cf DOC II 91; MIB II 85; SB 673
laneyMay 14, 2018
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(0602) PHOCAS4 views602-610.
Struck 603-610, 5th officina
Æ Half Follis 25 mm, 5.63 g
O: Crowned facing bust, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross
R: Large XX; star above; CONЄ
Constantinople mint DOC 37e; SB 644.
laneyMay 14, 2018
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Trajan Sestertius 10 viewsObv. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Laureate head of Trajan to right.
Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C, Pax standing front, head to left, holding olive-branch in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left, placing her right foot on half-length Dacian bust left.
Mint: Rome, circa 104/5-107 AD.

32mm 23.67g

BMC -; Cohen 406; RIC 503; Woytek 200aA
kcMay 14, 2018
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Aurelian, With Vaballathus (270 - 275 A.D.)16 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: AYT KΛ ∆ AYPHΛIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right, date L - A at sides ( year 1 ).
R: I I A C OYABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHNOY AYT C ΠΩ, laureate, diademed and draped bust of Vabalathus right, date L - D across fields ( year 4 )
20mm
9.54g
Köln 3054; Dattari 5422; Milne 4308; Curtis 1738; Emmett 3914
3 commentsMatMay 13, 2018
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Athens, Greece, Pi-Style III Tetradrachm, 353 - c. 340 B.C22 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 17.1g, Athens mint, oval flan, typical of the type.
O: Head of Athena right with eye seen in true profile, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and pi-style floral scroll, pellet in ear.
R: Owl standing right, head facing, to right AΘE in large lettering, to left olive sprig and crescent, pellet over eyes.
- Kroll Pi-Style p. 244, fig. 8; Flament p. 126, 3; SNG Cop 63; SNG Munchen 96; SNG Delepierre 1479; Svoronos Athens pl. 20: 2

Unlike the customary flans of 5th and earlier 4th century Athenian tetradrachms that have solid, rounded edges from having been cast in a mold, these were struck on thick planchets made of flattened, folded-over, older tetradrachms. The flattened coins were not just folded in two but were folded over a second time to produce a planchet of three or four layers

There are three distinct features of this type of Athens Owl coinage. 1st, they have flans that are commonly misshapen. A number of them are so distorted that numismatists and collectors in Greece have long referred to them as “logs” (koutsoura); these are the tetradrachms in the form of long, stretched ovals with one or two nearly straight sides. 2nd, since the flans, of whatever shape, were ordinarily too small for the full relief designs of the dies, relatively few pi-style coins were minted with their entire obverse and/or reverse type showing. 3rd, just as the diameters and surface areas of the pi flans are generally smaller than those of Athenian tetradrachms of the 5th century and of the first half of the 4th century, they tend also to be exceptionally thick.

The name Pi-style refers to the floral helmet ornament on the obverse which resembles the Greek letter pi (P) bisected by a long central tendril.
5 commentsNemonaterMay 13, 2018
147_Constantius_II_,_Rome,_RIC_VIII_204,_AE-24,_D_N_CONSTAN_TIVS_P_F_AVG,_GLORIA_ROMANORVM,_star,_RP,_350-1_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_24mm,_4,46g-s.jpg
147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Roma, RIC VIII 204, AE-2 Follis, -/*//RP, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #158 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Roma, RIC VIII 204, AE-2 Follis, -/*//RP, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #1
avers: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Cs1, G3, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe, A behind head.
reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress, on horseback, galloping right, (no shield), spearing barbarian wearing a Phrygian helmet and with outstretched arms kneeling left in front of the horse, shield and broken spear beneath horse. Star in the upper right field.
exergue: -/*//RP, diameter: 23,5-24mm, weight: 4,46g, axis: 0h,
mint: Roma, date: 350-351 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 204,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransMay 13, 2018
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 0338, AE-15, (Half Unit), Macedonian mint, Horse galloping right, torch below,70 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 0338, AE-15, (Half Unit), Macedonian mint, Horse galloping right, torch below,
avers: Young male head wearing diadem right.
reverse: ΑΛΕΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Horse galloping right, torch below.
exergue: -/-//Torch, diameter: 15mm, weight: 3,30g, axes: 5h,
mint: Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III, date: 336-323 B.C., ref: Price 0338,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransMay 13, 2018
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RIC.126var Tetricus I: antoninianus (Salvs Avgg)3 viewsTetricus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (271-274)
Antoninianus: Salvs Avgg (5th emission, 274, Trèves)

Billon, 5.03 g, diameter 18 mm, die axis 7h

A/ IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ [S]ALVS AVGG; Salus standing left, feeding serpent raising from altar and holding anchor

EG.280
DrogerMay 13, 2018
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RIC.136 Tetricus I: antoninianus (Spes Pvblica)3 viewsTetricus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (271-274)
Antoninianus: Spes Pvblica (3rd emission, 271-272, Trèves)

Billon, 2.26 g, diameter 17 mm, die axis 1 h

A/ IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ [SP]ES - P-VBLI[CA]; Spes walking left, holding flower and raising robe

EG.262
DrogerMay 13, 2018
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RIC.325 Postumus: antoninianus (Saecvli Felicitas)3 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (260-269)
Antoninianus: Saecvli Felicitas (4th emission, 1st phase, 266, Trèves)

Billon (100 ‰), 3.86 g, diameter 22 mm, die axis 6h

A/ IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ SAECVLI FELICITAS; emperor standing right, holding globe and spear

EG.67
DrogerMay 13, 2018
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RIC.64 Postumus: antoninianus (Herc Devsoniensi)3 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (260-269)
Antoninianus: Herc Devsoniensi (1st emission, 3rd phase, 261, Trèves)

Billon (200 ‰), 2.40 g, diameter 23 mm, die axis 1h

A/ IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ HERC DEVSONIENSI; Hercules standing right, leaning on club, holding bow and lion's skin

EG.15
DrogerMay 13, 2018
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1752, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left, 61 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1752, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: (AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ), Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, corn-grain left, (corn-grain, beneath throne), (spear-head right field).
exergue: , diameter: 17,0-17,5mm, weight: 4,06g, axes: 1h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 1752,
Q-001
quadransMay 13, 2018
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Probus10 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
VOTIS X ET XX FEL within laurel wreath, in 3 lines.
Ex: -
Ticinum
RIC 458var.
Julianus of PannoniaMay 13, 2018
Philip_III,_AR-Drachm,_Colophon_mint,_Price_P48,_323-319_BC_,_Q-001,_0h,_17-17,5mm,_4,21g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, 017 Philip III., (Arrhidaeus, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price P48, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left, 59 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 017 Philip III., (Arrhidaeus, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price P48, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left,
He was an elder half-brother of Alexander the Great.
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, monogram ΠΑ left, Β beneath throne.
exergue: , diameter: 17,0-17,5mm, weight: 4,21g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: posthumous, c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price P48,
Q-001
quadransMay 13, 2018
Alexander_III,_AR-Drachm,_Colophon_mint,_Price_1791,_319-310_BC_,_Q-001,_11h,_17,5mm,_3,82g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1791, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left, 66 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1791, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, monogram (M,Ω) left, monogram beneath throne.
exergue: , diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,82g, axes: 11h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: posthumous, c. 319 - c. 310 B.C., ref: Price 1791,
Q-001
quadransMay 13, 2018
Alexander_III,_AR-Drachm,_Colophon_mint,_Price_1837,_301-297_BC_,_Q-001,_1h,_18mm,_2,23(x2)g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1837, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left, 69 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1837, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, lion-head left, below crescent, crab-claw beneath throne.
exergue: , diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 2,23(x2)g, axes: 1h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: posthumous, c. 301 - c. 297 B.C., ref: Price 1837,
Q-001
quadransMay 13, 2018
Alexander_III,_AR-Drachm,_Colophon_mint,_Price_1813,_310-301_BC_,_Q-001,_0h,_16,5-17mm,_3,95g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1813, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left, 62 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1813, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, crescent left, Π beneath throne.
exergue: , diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 3,95g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: posthumous, c. 310 - c. 301 B.C., ref: Price 1813,
Q-001
quadransMay 13, 2018
145_Constantinus_II_,_Siscia,_RIC_VII_126,__#915;,_AE-3,_CONSTANTINVS_IVN_NOB_C,_VIRTVS_EXERCIT,_VOT_X,_S-F-HL,__#915;SISstar,_321-4-AD,_Q-001,_6h,_18,5mm,_3,05g-s~0.jpg
Siscia, RIC VII 126, 145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X with two bound captives, R2!!!58 viewsSiscia, RIC VII 126, 145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X with two bound captives, R2!!!
avers: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate bust left wearing the imperial mantle, holding Victory on globe and mappa.
reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X with two bound captives seated to left and right of its base. S in left field, F over HL (ligate) in right field.
exergue: S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,05g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 321-324 A.D., ref: RIC VII 126, R2!!!,
Q-001
quadransMay 13, 2018
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Valentinianus I GLORIA ROMANORUM19 viewsValentinian I, AE3, GLORIA ROMANORUM.
DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor in military dress, advancing right,
head left, holding labarum, dragging captive behind him.
Right field: star over A.
Mintmark: D Gamma SISC.
RIC IX Siscia 5a, type vii.

2,2 g, 18 mm.
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Valentinianus I Securitas Reip16 viewsValentinian I


Obverse - D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse - SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking left with wreath.

2 g, 17mm.
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Valens 15 viewsValens

364 - 378 AD Siscia mint 2,7 g. 17,7 mm.

Obverse - D N VALENS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse - SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE (security of the Republic), Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm frond in left hand, DASISC in exergue.

Flavius Julius Valens Augustus was Eastern Roman Emperor from 364 to 378. He was given the eastern half of the empire by his brother Valentinian I after the latter's accession to the throne. Valens, sometimes known as the Last True Roman, was defeated and killed in the Battle of Adrianople, which marked the beginning of the collapse of the decaying Western Roman Empire.
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Septimius Severus PART MAX VICTORY limes denarius28 viewsSeptimius Severus Denarius, RIC 150, RSC 454, BMC 175


Septimius Severus Denarius. SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head right / P M TR P VIII COS II P P, Victory flying left holding open wreath in both hands over round shield set on low base. RSC 454.

Limes denarius with original black patina, 18 mm, 2,6 g.
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SEVERINA18 viewsSeverina

Severina Antoninian, 270-275, Period III.

SEVERINAE AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent
CONCORDIAE MILITVM, Concordia standing left with two ensigns,
S at right side, mintmark XXI.

22,86 mm, 3,4 g.
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Probus PAX AVG10 viewsProbus

IMP C PROBVS PF AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
PAX AVG, Pax standing left holding olive-branch and
transverse sceptre.
Mintmark XXIQ. Siscia

2,9 g, 22,7 mm.

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Probus RESITUTOR ORBIS12 viewsProbus Silvered, 276-282. (21,8 mm, 2,7 g)
Serdica, 2nd officina, 280.
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus to right.
Rev. RESTITVTOR ORBIS / M S / KA B Probus standing left, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left.
RIC 856 var.
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Probus ADVENTUS PROBI22 viewsProbus, 276-282. Silvered Antoninianus (Billon, 22,5 mm, 2.75 g),
Cyzicus, 1st officina, 276-277.
VIRTVS PROBI AVG Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus to left, holding spear over right shoulder and covering left shoulder with shield decorated with horseman advancing to right.

Rev. ADVENTVS PROBI AVG /A Probus riding horse left, holding long scepter and raising his right hand; to left, bound captive seated left.

Cohen 69. RIC 904. A fine Antoninianus with visible silvering remaining and a pleasant bust of Probus.
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Probus SOL INVICTO10 viewsProbus. A.D. 276-282. Silvered AE antoninianus (21,7 mm, 3.1g).


Cyzicus mint, struck A.D. 281.
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG, radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped scepter /

SOLI INVICTO, Sol driving facing quadriga, head left, holding whip and raising hand; CM//XXIQ in exergue. RIC 911.
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Gratian GLORIA ROMANORUM13 viewsGratian. A.D. 367-383. AE centenionalis. Siscia mint, struck A.D. 367-375.
Obverse - D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian right

Reverse - GLORIA RO - MANORVM, Gratian, in military kit, walking right, head left, dragging captive and holding labarum S / · -- R / SA (in monogram) // A SIS


18mm, 2.5 g, Scratched.
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Gordian III 238-244 AD, Rome.16 viewsGordian III 238-244 AD, Rome.

Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 84, RSC 109


Gordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate draped bust right / IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing right with scepter & thunderbolt.

3,4 g, 22 mm on longer side.
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Gallienus SECURIT PERPET12 viewsGallienus AD 253-268. Rome
Antoninian Æ, 3,84g, 19,45 mm. Silbersud.

Aver: GALLIENVS AVG; radiate bust right

Rever: SECVRIT PERPET; Securitas standing left, holding scepter with her right hand and resting left arm on column; H in right field.

Reference: MIR 595a.

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Gallienus PAX AVG13 viewsGallienus

PAX AVG

2,7 g, 21 mm on longer side.
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Galerius Maximianus GENIO AUGUSTI15 viewsGalerius, AE Follis, c.December 308-c.May 310, Group II, Thessalonica, Officina 2

GAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, divergent wreath ties

GENIO A_VGVSTI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
* | B across fields . SM . TS . in exergue


RIC VI, 30a (C2)
24 mm, 6,4g
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Diocletianus GENIO POPULI SILVERED30 viewsDiocletianus (284 - 305 n. Chr.).

Follis. 296 - 297 n. Chr. Rom.
Obverse: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG. Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz rechts.
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI / B. Genius mit Patera und Füllhorn nach links stehend; im Feld R.

23,7 mm. 5,2 g.
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Delmatius GLORIA EXERCITUS16 viewsDelmatius AE follis, Siscia. AD 335-337.

FL DELMATIVS NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers standing facing each other,
each holding a spear and resting hand on shield, two
standards between them, O on banners.

Mintmark dot Gamma SIS dot.

RIC VII Siscia 239; Sear 16878.

2,4 g, 18 mm.
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CONSTANTINOPOLIS10 viewsCity Commemorative AE Follis, 2.1g; 18mm, 334-335 AD. Siscia.

Obv: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, helmeted, mantled bust of Constantinopolis
left, holding sceptre over shoulder
Rev: no legend, Victory standing facing, foot on prow, holding
sceptre and resting hand on shield.

Mintmark dot BSIS dot.

RIC VI Siscia 241.
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Aurelian FORTUNA REDUX18 viewsAurelianus

Obverse - IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse - FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left on wheel, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
Mintmark P star. Siscia.

2,7 g, 22,4 mm.
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1769, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left, 72 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1769, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, lyre left, A beneath throne.
exergue: , diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 4,20g, axes: 11h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 1769,
Q-001
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1759, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left, 70 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1759, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, star left, spear-head right field.
exergue: , diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 4,18g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 1759,
Q-001
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1840, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left, 69 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1840, AR-Drachm, Colophon mint, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, lion-forepart left, below Φ, pentagram beneath throne.
exergue: , diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 4,13g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: posthumous, c. 301 - c. 297 B.C., ref: Price 1840,
Q-001
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Valerianus I19 viewsValerianus I AR

Obverse
Bust of Valerianus right, radiate, draped.

Lettering: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG

Translation:
Imp (-erator) C (-aesar) Lic (-inius) Valerianus Aug (-ustus):
"Emperor Caesar Licinius Valerianus, August".

Reverse
Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm.

Lettering: VICTORIA AVGG

Translation:
Victoria Augg (= augustorum duorum):
"Victory of the [Two] Augusts".

1,7 g, 21,9mm on longer side.
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1082, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, #177 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1082, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, #1
avers: No legends, Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣILEΩΣ/AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand. MA monogram in left field, below Corinthian helmet right, Monogram (AΠO) beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 32,5mm, weight: 16,47g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Mesembria’ mint.
date: posthumous, c. 175 - c. 125 B.C., ref: Price 1082,
Q-001
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Galerius Maximianus GENIO POPVLI16 viewsGalerius as Caesar follis Heraclea. AD 296-297; 27mm, 7,3 g.

GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, laureate head right.
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding cornucopiae
and patera

Mintmark HT Epsilon.



Light Silvering.
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D.197 Charles II the Bald (obol, class 1a, Bourges, Aquitaine)8 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
Obol (Bourges, Aquitaine, class 1a, 848-849 ?)

Silver, 0.80 g, 17 mm diameter, die axis 5h

O: +CΛRLVS REX ; cross pattée
R: AQUI / • / TANIA

The obols of Charles the Bald with AQUITANIA on the reverse are thought to have been minted in Bourges due to hoard studies. For instance, Chaumoux-Marcilly (small village near Bourges) hoard was found in 1930. It had in it 40 coins of Charles the Bald: 20 from Bourges, 17 obols with AQVITANIA, 2 from Melle and one from Orléans. This hoard is consequently supposed to be made of local coins, and AQVITANIA obols of Charles the Bald are supposed to have been minted in Bourges.

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1799 GEORGE III AE FARTHING3 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX 1799. Laureate and draped bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. 1 . FARTHING, small tudor rose and thistle at either side, in exergue. Britannia seated facing left, holding olive branch and trident, small ship in left background; mint-mark SOHO below shield.
Diameter: 24mm
SPINK: 3779

This portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810). Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.
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Price 376511 viewsSeleukos so 311-305. MI to the left Hercules club to the left Seleucid monogram wreath under the throne. Basileus under the monogram.1 commentsChance VandalMay 12, 2018
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Tranquillina AE 30 - Aspendus3 viewsAspendus
Pamphylia
Tranquillina
Obv.: [CABЄINIAN TPANKYΛΛ]IAN[HN CЄBACTHN]
Draped bust right
Rev.: [ACΠ]ЄNΔIΩN
River-god Eurymedon reclining left, holding prize crown and resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows; reed to right
30 mm, 10.29 gr, 12 h
BMC Greek (Lycia, Pamphylia) 107, 97 (Pl. XXII, 12); Imhoof-Blumer, Flussgötter 399; Obv. 2 countermarks: 1. K in circle, in circular punch, Howgego 672; 2. Eagle with wings spread, in oval punch, Howgego 333
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636 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 124-28 AD Roma15 viewsReference.
RIC 636; BMC 1294; C. 342; Strack 611

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Laureate head right.

Rev: COS III / S C. in ex.
Roma, helmeted, in military dress, seated left on cuirass, left foot on helmet, holding Victory on extended right hand and cornucopia in left; round shield set on ground to right.

27.95 gr
33 mm
6h
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John of Avesnes, Viennes mint, Mayhew 326 viewsmauseusMay 12, 2018
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LICINIUS I IOVI CONSERVATORI15 viewsLICINIUS I. 308-324 AD. Æ Follis (25,3mm on longest side 3.4 g,). Thessalonica mint, 1st officina. Struck 315-316 AD.

IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right

, Jupiter standing left, holding
globe surmounted by Victory, leaning on sceptre; eagle
with wreath standing to left; •TS•A•.

RIC VII 2.

Rarity of this coin series:
dot TS dot A dot = R4
dot TS dot B dot = R2
dot TS dot gamma dot = R3
dot TS dot delta dot = R4
dot TS dot epsilon dot = R5
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L. Roscius Fabatus Denarius14 viewsL. Roscius Fabatus, Denarius serratus,Rome, 64 BC, AR, (3,4 g, 18,4 mm).

Head of Juno Sospita r.; behind, control symbol; below, L ROSCI, Rv. Girl and snake facing each other; on l., control symbol; in ex. FABATI.

Ref: Crawford 412/1, (s. 34); Sydenham 915; Roscia 3; Catalli 588.
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Diocletian CONCORDIA MILITUM16 viewsDiocletian

Denomination Ae Follis
Date Struck 294-305 AD
Mint Heraclea
Obverse IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse - CONCORDIA MILITUM - Diocletian standing left receiving victory on globe from naked Jupiter standing right, holding sceptre; HB in field between their feet.
Weight 2,4 g
Diameter 19,3 mm
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Claudius II Gothicus GENIVS AVG21 viewsObv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIVS AVG, Genius standing left by altar, holding
patera and cornucopiae.


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AURELIAN IOVI CONSER14 viewsAURELIAN (270-275). Antoninianus.

Mint: Siscia 2.75 g, 22 mm.

Avers: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG.
Radiate and cuirassed bust right.

Revers: IOVI CONSER / (star)S.
Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
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Ptolemaic Zeus/Eagle20 viewsGREEK COINS

Bithynia. Dia. Circa 85-65 BC. (9,8 g, 23,65 mm.). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΔΙΑΣ Eagle, with spread wings and head turned back to right, standing left on a thunderbolt; to left, monogram.

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1735 GEORGE II "Young Head" AE Farthing3 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS.II.REX. Laureate and cuirassed bust of George II facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1735.
Weakly struck reverse.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 4.8gms | Die Axis: 6
SPINK: 3720

This portrait of George II was designed by John Coker (1670 - 1741). Coker joined the Royal Mint in 1697 and became chief engraver there in 1705.
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Roman Empire, Faustina Filia Sestertius52 viewsObv. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, hair waved and coiled on back of head.
Rev. FECVND AVGVSTAE S C, Fecunditas standing l. between two girls and holding two infants in her arms.
Mint: Rome, 161-176 AD.

32mm 27.03g

Cohen 96; RIC 1635 (Marcus Aurelius)

Ex Dorotheum, Coin Auction part 2, 16th November 2017, Lot 1319.

In Roman mythology, Fecunditas was the goddess of fertility. She was portrayed as a matron, sometimes holding a cornucopia or a hasta pura, with children in her arms or standing next to her. Nero dedicated a temple at Rome to Fecunditas, on occasion of his daughter's birth in 63 AD.
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Athlit Bronze War Galley Ram15 viewsThe Athlit ram, found in 1980 off the coast of Israel near at Athlit Bay (just south of Haifa), is the one of a few surviving ancient war galley rams. Carbon 14 dating of timber remnants date it to between 530 BC and 270 BC. It was once fit on the prow of an ancient oared warship. This would be driven into the hull of an enemy ship in order to puncture it and thus sink, or at least disable, the ship. It is made of a single casting of bronze weighing 465kg and measures about 2.10m long. The ram is thus one of the largest bronze objects to survive from the ancient world and is currently on display in the National Maritime Museum, Haifa, Israel. Captured rams were once used to ornament Octavian's battle monument at Actium, Greece. Only the sockets that held them remain. The valuable bronze was melted long ago.

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_ram
http://www.learningsites.com/Athlit/AthlitRam_home.php

For other recovered galley rams see:
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2013/04/rare-bronze-rams-found-at-site-of-final.html
https://www.historytoday.com/ann-natanson/roman-naval-power-raising-ram
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ANONYMOUS Follis of Christ, time of Basil II / Constantine VIII, Byzantine Empire26 viewsANONYMOUS. Issues attributed to the period of
Constantine VIII, circa 1020-1030 AD. Æ Follis

OBV -Facing bust of nimbate Christ,
pellets in the arms of nimbus, wearing pallium and
colobium, holding the Gospels in both hands.

REV - + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE
-A- below.

32mm, 9,85g.
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Maximinus I Thrax, AR Denarius. AD 235-236. 15 viewsOBV - IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
REV - FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding a standard in
each hand.

Minted in Rome 235-236 AD
2,55g, 21,90mm

RIC 7A; RSC 7a; Sear (1988) 2337; BMCRE 58.
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Gupta silver drachm2 viewsKumaragupta I, c. 415-455
Weight: 2.1gr, Diameter: 12/14 mm.
Obverse- Head of king right
Reverse- Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, sun above right,
Brahmin legend around: 'Paramabhagavata Maharajadhiraja Sri Kumaragupta Mahendraditya'
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1806 GEORGE III AE Halfpenny2 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III • D : G • REX. 1806. Laureate bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia seated facing left, holding olive branch and trident. Small ship in background to left; mint-mark SOHO below shield.
Diameter: 28m | Weight: 9.6gms
SPINK: 3781

The portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810), this is marked by a small "K" in the drapery at the base of the King's bust. The reverse of this coin was also designed by Kuchler, this is indicated by a small "K" to the bottom left of Britannia's shield. Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.
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1799 GEORGE III AE HALFPENNY2 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX. Laureate and draped bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA 1799. Britannia seated facing left, holding olive branch and trident, small ship in left background; mint-mark SOHO below shield.
Edge: Centre grained.
Diameter: 30mm.
SPINK: 3778

This portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810). Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.
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1771 GEORGE III AE Halfpenny3 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS.III.REX. Laureate and cuirassed bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, shield at her side, and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1771.
Diameter: 29mm | Weight: 9.6gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3774

This portrait of George III was designed by John Sigismund Tanner (1705 - 1775).
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1676 Charles II AR "Pattern Farthing"2 viewsObverse: CAROLVS•A•CAROLO•. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Charles II with long hair facing left, 1676 below.
Reverse: QVATVOR•MARIA VINDICO•. Britannia seated facing left, holding laurel branch and spear; BRITANNIA in exergue. No pellet between MARIA and VINDICO.
Diameter: 26mm | Weight: 5.9gms | Die Axis: 12h
Peck : 492
PATTERN OR MEDALET - RARE

This periwigged portrait of Charles II was designed by Jan (John) Roettier (1631 - 1700).
The legend, "Quatuor Maria Vindico," means "I claim the four seas," which Peck explains was "intended to give prominence to the king's pride and interest in the navy." The reason this legend never appeared on circulating coinage was probably because the legend was thought to be too provocative to the King of France.

It was Montagu who called this a Roettier pattern farthing of Charles II which, until the discovery in 1903 of 89 specimens in the cabinet of the Marquis of Ailsbury, had hitherto been considered the rarest of the “pattern farthings” of this type.
Peck, however, rejected Montagu's idea that these were patterns and wrote that it was much more likely that they were official medalets. In support of this view it should be noted that not only was this issue struck on a broader flan than usual, it was produced some four years after the issue of regular farthings had begun. It is perhaps also significant that this issue is unknown in copper and that it's die orientation is 12h (medallic orientation), against the 6h orientation which is the norm for the regular farthing coinage of the period. Incidentally, the silver value of this "farthing" would have been equivalent to one shilling and sixpence, that is 72 times the face value of a farthing at the time.
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Rajaraja AD 985-10144 viewsSeated king, SRI RAJA RAJA in Brahmi in two vertical lines in the left field / King standing, small altar in the left field, various dots and decorations in fields. Paul R3May 11, 2018
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7x Varius Celtic Drachm (Moesia Superior, Danube)25 viewsVarius Celtic Drachm, 300 BCE

Found on territory of Moesia Superior.

7x Drachm, weight 12.3 gram.

Silver.
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Greek, Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles, 317 - 289 B.C., Electrum 50 Litrai9 viewsSH86808. Electrum 50 litrai, Jenkins Group B (O4/R3); SNG ANS 621 (same obv. die); BMC Sicily p. 184, 263 (same); de Luynes 1267 (same); HGC 2 1294, VF, attractive style, centered on a tight flan, lightly toned, light marks, die crack on reverse, Syracuse mint, weight 3.587g, maximum diameter 15.3mm, die axis 270o, c. 306 - 305 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo left, amphora behind; reverse ΣYPAKOΣIΩN (clockwise from upper right), ornamented tripod lebes, high ring handles; ex Classical Numismatic Group, e-auction 412, lot 38; ex John A. Seeger Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group, auction 76 (12 Sep 2007), lot 30131 commentsJoe SermariniMay 11, 2018
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Roman Imperators, Mark Antony and Octavia, 39 B.C., Ephesos, Ionia, Silver Cistophoric Tetradrachm5 viewsSH86609. Silver cistophoric tetradrachm, RPC I 2202, Sydenham 1198, Crawford 263, RSC Octavia and M. Antony 3, Sear CRI 263, BMCRR East 135, SRCV I 1513, Choice gVF, toned, well centered, some die wear and rust, scratches, Ephesos mint, weight 11.723g, maximum diameter 27.1mm, die axis 0o, summer - autumn 39 B.C.; obverse M ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT (Consul Elect for the 2nd and 3rd time), conjoined head of Antony and bust of Octavia right, Antony nearer and wreathed in ivy, Octavia draped; reverse Dionysus standing half left on cista mystica, in his right hand, thyrsus in his left hand, flanked by two interlaced snakes with heads erect, III VIR (triumvir) downward on left, R P C (Reipublicae Constituendae) upward on rightJoe SermariniMay 11, 2018
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Greek, Western Anatolia, c. 620 - 600 B.C., Plain Globular Type Electrum Hekte7 viewsSH85577. Electrum hekte, Phokaic standard 1/6 stater; unpublished, EF, flan cracks, uncertain western Anatolia mint, weight 2.721g, maximum diameter 8.96mm, c. 620 - 600 B.C.; obverse plain globular surface; reverse one small incuse square punch; extremely rare

Unpublished! The majority of the earliest electrum issues were struck on the lighter Milesian weight standard, with hectes weighing approximately 2.35 grams. This example, however is on the heavier Phocaic standard that was used at mints such as Cyzicus, Mysia and Phocaea, Ionia.
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Greek, Phoenicia, Tyre, 111 - 110 B.C., Judas' 30 Pieces of Silver, Year 1812 viewsSL86641. Silver shekel, BMC Phoenicia p. 237, 85; Cohen DCA 919-18 (C); Baramki AUB -, NGC Ch AU*, strike 5/5, surface 5/5 (4280576-003), Tyre mint, weight 14.20g, maximum diameter 28.0mm, die axis 0o, 109 - 108 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Melqart right, lion's skin knotted around neck; reverse TYPOY IEPAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY (of Tyre the holy and inviolable), eagle left, right foot on ship's ram, palm frond behind, date HI (year 18) over club and palm frond left, ZB right, Phoenician letter beth between legs1 commentsJoe SermariniMay 11, 2018
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Sahassa Malla AD 1200 to 12026 viewsSeated king, SRIMA SAHASA MALLA in Brahmi in two vertical lines in the left field / King standing, small altar in the left field, various dots and decorations in fields. 21mm, 4.24 grams. Mitchiner NIS 837-839. SKU 35682Paul R3May 11, 2018
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Vijaya Bahu IV AD 1267/8 to 12705 viewsSeated king, SRI VIJAYA BAHU in Brahmi in two vertical lines in the left field / King standing, small altar in the left field, various dots and decorations in fields. 20mm, 4.26 grams. Mitchiner NIS 848-849. SKU 35708Paul R3May 11, 2018
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Nabataean Kingdom:‭ ‬Aretas II and/or Obodas I, Rabbel I, Aretas III6 viewsAE17, 4.12g, Unknown mint, 1st-century BCE
Obv.: Athena head right, helmeted, crested.
Rev.: Nike standing left, holding unknown object in right hand, unknown object in left.
Reference: c.f. Meshorer 1.
1 commentsCanaanMay 11, 2018
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Constantius II AE2. 351-355 AD. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman bearded, bare head, reaching back , Gamma left,SMKS in ex.
Cyzikus 92
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Constans AE Centenionalis. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, dot epsilon SIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 254
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 11, 2018
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2x Illyrian drachm26 viewsDyrrhachium, Illyria, AR drachm. AΛKAIOΣ, cow standing right, head left, suckling calf, grain-ear below / DUR NIKOMACOU around double stellate pattern.

Dyrrhachium, Illyria. AR Stater. Circa 450-350 BC. Cow standing left suckling calf, small Δ on cow's rump / Δ Y P, double stellate pattern; club beneath.

Both weight: 6.1g

(NEED TO ADDITIONALLY MORE PRECISELY IDENTIFY)
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Licinius I Silvered SOL INVICTO HEAD OF SERAPIS19 viewsObverse: IMP C LIC LICINNIVS P F AVG, laureate head right.

Reverse: SOLI IN-VICTO, Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding head of Serapis in left; H-Star in fields: ANT in exergue.

RIC VI: 167 Scarce. Size: 19,9MM 3,6g. Numismatic Notes: A scarce type!
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LICINIUS I OPTIMO PRINCIPI16 viewsAE bronze follis. (308-324 A.D.) (3,2 g. 23mm.)
Obverse - IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, cuirassed, draped bust right.
Reverse - SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Legionary eagle between standards, RS in exergue.
RIC 394. 23mm, 4.2g. Scarce.
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Licinius I13 viewsReign Licinius I
Denomination Ae Follis
Date Struck 311 AD
Mint Siscia
Obverse IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG - Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN - Jupiter standing facing with head left, chlamys hanging from left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and leaning on sceptre, eagle with wreath left; SIS in exergue ? in right field.
Weight 2,6g
Diameter 22mm
Reference SR-3798v (4th ed), RIC-VII-222
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Augustus31 viewsDate: 16 BCE
Denomination: As
Material: Bronze
Authority: Augustus
Issuer: C. Cassius Celer
Mint: Rome
Region: Italy
Obverse
Legend: CAESAR AVGVSTVS TRIBVNIC POTEST
Type: Head of Augustus, bare, right
Portrait: Augustus
Reverse
Legend: C CASSIVS C F CELER IIIVIR A A A F F
Type: Legend surrounding S C
Weight: 8,8g
Dimensions: 27mm
Flamur HMay 11, 2018
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Taras, Calabria18 views325-280 BC
AR Diobol (11mm, 1.07g)
O: Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: Herakles standing right, strangling the Nemean lion; TH above, club and astragalos behind, Φ between legs.
Vlasto 1355; Cote 190; HN Italy 978; Sear 352
Scarce
ex CDMA

Here once again is the battle scene being played out between Herakles and the Nemean lion, however on this coin we see the head of a relatively young Herakles in place of the usual helmeted Athena.
This variation is much scarcer than most of the Athena types.
3 commentsEnodiaMay 10, 2018
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RIC 0331A Domitianus46 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (21.13 mm 3.583 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A D (4th issue)
RIC unlisted, RSC 179, BMCRE p. 315 Note, BNF unlisted
ex Naville Live Auction 39 lot 551
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianusMay 10, 2018
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RIC.6f4 Valens (siliqua, Restitvtor Reip)4 viewsValens, eastern roman emperor (364-378)
Siliqua : Restitvtor Reip (366, Lyon)

silver (900 ‰), 18 mm diameter, 1.80 g, die axis: 6h

A/ D N VALEN-S P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ RESTITV-TOR REIP / SLVG• à l'exergue ; emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe
DrogerMay 10, 2018
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Dy.145 Louis VII (the Young): denier parisis (Paris), 2nd type4 viewsLouis VII, king of the Franks (1137-1180)
Denier parisis (Paris), 2nd type

Billon, 0.81 g, diameter 19 mm, die axis 9h
O: +LVDOVICVSoREX; FRA/NCO
R: PARISII CIVIS, cross pattée


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S.869 Osberht (Wulfsige)6 viewsStyca of Osberht, king of Northumbria (849-867)
Moneyer: Wulfsige
1.22 g, 12 mm diameter, die axis 2h

O: +OZBERHT
R: +VVLFZIXτ
Motif: 6/1
Provenance: Bolton Percy hoard no1079
DrogerMay 10, 2018
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Kings of Macedon. Philip III Arrhidaios, (Circa 322-318 BC)7 viewsAR Drachm

17 mm, 4.20 g

Sardes mint under Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BC) in the types of Alexander III

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠΟΥ (FILIPPOU) Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, bee; below throne, A.

Price P104

This coin is a die match for Nomos Web Auction 6, Lot 330, 11/20/2016 (https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3481680)

Subsequent to his death in 323 BC, Alexander the Great's sister, Cleopatra, traveled to Sardes (Autumn 322 BC) to lure a husband from among her brother's former generals (who had already begun warring over Alexander's empire). Over the course of the next two years she was visited twice by Alexander's former secretary and now dashing outlaw general, Eumenes of Cardia. The first time Eumenes brought an offer of marriage from the general Perdiccas, who Cleopatra turned away (rightfully, it turned out, as he was killed by his own troops after failing in battle vs. Ptolemy in Egypt). The second time (320 BC) Eumenes offered to ally with Cleopatra to combine his military might and her royal legitimacy.(This was not an offer of marriage, as Eumenes was not Macedonian.) To impress the princess, Eumenes paraded his cavalry back and forth before Sardes. But Cleopatra, though she granted Eumenes an audience, was not willing to become his partisan. Throughout the wars that followed Cleopatra never married or even left Sardes, where she remained as a veritable damsel in the tower keep until her death by assassination in 308 BC.
Nathan PMay 10, 2018
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956 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Italia19 viewsReference.
RIC 956; BMCRE 1823; Cohen 1275.RIC 956; Banti --: Strack 779

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head with lions trophy around neck

Rev. RESTITVTORI ITALIAE,
Hadrian standing right, holding roll and raising kneeling Italia, holding cornucopiae.

25.17 gr
31 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiMay 10, 2018
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The Amazon Kyme 7 viewsCity of Kyme
Bronze 17mm
2d century BC

Artemis, holding long torch, greeting the Amazon Kyme, holding scepter

KY; Two figures (Apollo and Kyme?) in quadriga right

SNG München 512; SNG Copenhagen 113; SNG von Aulock 7698

According to the geographer Pomponius Mela, writing about 43 AD, amazons had long camped in Pontus when they dominated Anatolia. They had worshipped Artemis at Ephesus and named the town Kyme (Cyme) after the amazon leader who drove out the native inhabitants. (Adrienne Mayor, The Amazons, 47-48). Kyme wears Scythian garb as depicted elsewhere, but an amazon most likely would not have worn a helmet.
1 commentsBlindadoMay 10, 2018
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945..Harsha 1089-1101 AD (1st Lohara dynasty)4 viewsHarsha 1089-1101 AD (1st Lohara dynasty)
Copper Kaserah or Punchshi 18mm (6.14gr)
Obverse- Goddess Ardochsho/Lakshmi seated facing in half lotus position, with Nagari legend 'Ha' to left 'rsha' to right
Reverse- King standing facing and sacrificing at altar holding trident, with Nagari legend 'Deva' bottom
right
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 22mm 8.19g 7h10 viewsPegasos flying left,mint mark below.Rev helmeted head of Athena left, API and anchor to right.Grant HMay 10, 2018
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Alexander III the Great (336 - 323 B.C.)27 viewsLifetime Issue
AR Tetradrachm
O: Head of Alexander as Hercules right, wearing lion-skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, bow on left.
Salamis mint, struck 332-323 B.C.
16.95g
25mm
Price 3139 ; SNG Alpha Bank 662; Newell. Salamis 7.
5 commentsMatMay 10, 2018
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Roman Empire, Elagabalus 218-222 AD35 viewsElegabalus...218-222 AD
Silver Denarius
Minted: 221 AD
Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Draped bust right, laureate, Horned
Rev: PM TR P IIII COS III P P, Emperor standing left sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, holding branch in right hand, star in left field.
Ric 46 Sear 7536

Very Lustrous with great details!

1 commentsTravis CMay 09, 2018
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Roman Empire, Galba, AR Denarius13 viewsGalba. 68-69 AD. Denarius, 3.50gg. (5h). Tarraco.
Obv: GALBA - IM[PERATOR] Head laureate right on globe.
Rx: LIB - [ERTAS] - RESTITVTA Libertas standing left, apparently emptying a cup and holding scepter.
BM 198, pl. 54.3. RIC 9 (R2), pl. 24 (the BM spec.). Cf. Paris 12, pl.III (apparently no globe below bust). Cohen 133 (120 Fr.). VF.
Ex Jyrki Muona Collection.
Ex Gemini XIV April 2018 Lot 475
1 commentsorfewMay 09, 2018
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Sten Sture the elder (1470-1497, 1501-1503)7 viewsAR ortug. Vasteras mint. LL 5b.goranixMay 09, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Half Follis, Syracuse (Sear 1113; DOC II.183; MIB 212; Anastasi 118; Berk 699)16 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust with long beard, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger; cross surmounted by palm frond to right
Rev: Large Kω monogram; A/N and I across field
1 commentsQuant.GeekMay 09, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Perseus (179-168 BCE) Æ Unit, Pella or Amphipolis (. AMNG III/2, 9; HGC 3, 1096; SNG München 1210)6 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: Horseman riding right; ΠEP monogram to right, ZΩ monogram and ΔI monogram below

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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ‘the Great’ (336-323 BCE) Æ Half Unit, Amphipolis (Price-28)13 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left; ivy leaf above.
Dim: 15mm, 3.54 g

Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BCE
2 commentsQuant.GeekMay 09, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Perseus (179-168 BCE) Æ Unit, Pella or Amphipolis (AMNG III/2, 12; HGC 3, 110)4 viewsObv: Macedonian shield, boss decorated with whorl
Rev: Harpa right; ΠEP monogram and star below
Dim: 16mm, 2.21 g
Quant.GeekMay 09, 2018
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Roman Imperial: Commodus (177-192 CE) Æ As, Rome (RIC III 644; MIR 18, 853-4/72)16 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL; Head right, wearing lion-skin headdress
Rev: HER CVL RO MAN AV GV SC in four lines divided by upright club; all within wreath
2 commentsQuant.GeekMay 09, 2018
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Nerva Denarius - Fortuna Standing (RIC 4)21 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 96 AD
3.29g

Obv: Laureate head (R) IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P

Rev: Fortuna standing (L), holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left
FORTVNA – AVGVST

RSC 59, BMC 10, RIC 4

From the Ernst Ploil collection, Vienna

NAC Auction 106 (Collection of a Perfectionist), lot 606
ex NAC 95, 2016, (Ploil) 193
ex UBS 53, 2002, 176 (Union Bank of Switzerland)
3 commentsKained but AbleMay 09, 2018
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1828 GEORGE IV AE FARTHING3 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA • 1826 •. Laureate head of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 22mm
SPINK: 3825

This portrait of George IV, used on all his later coinage, was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).
With the issues of George IV, Britannia now appears on pennies, halfpennies and farthings facing right instead of left, she would remain that way until 1967. She also acquired a helmet, recalling Roma and, before that, Athena.
*AlexMay 09, 2018
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Domitian Sestertius21 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate bust right wearing aegis.
Rev. Emperor on horseback, holding shield and brandishing spear, trampling kneeling Germanic warrior; SC in exergue.
Mint: Rome, 86 A.D.

36mm 26.00g

RIC 280; BMCRE 300a; BN 317

Ex Roma Numismatics, Auction XIV, 21st September 2017, Lot 710.
5 commentskcMay 09, 2018
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Raymond VI & VII (1194-1249)7 viewsMargraviate of Provence. Denier. Obverse: Star with crescent, DVX. MARCh . P V. Reverse: Cross with 12 pellets, R COMES PALACI. Dup. 1606 A.goranixMay 09, 2018
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Gordian III (238-244)9 viewsRome 240. AR antoninianus. Obverse: Radiate draped bust right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG. Reverse: Roma seated left on cuirass, with Victory & scepter, ROMAE AETERNAE. Sear 8658.goranixMay 09, 2018
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Arnold von Solms (1286-1296)8 viewsDiocese Bamberg. Pfennig. Obverse: Rosette with eight pokes. On the edge four arches with crosses between them. Reverse: Clearical bust with raised hand and cross. Krug 87, 0,57 ggoranixMay 09, 2018
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Heinrich der Löwe (1142-1195)9 viewsLüneburg. Bracteate. Lion to the left. Berger KM 365, Slg. Bonhoff 76. 0,52g.goranixMay 09, 2018
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RPC-1652-Vespasian36 viewsAR Drachm, 3.03g
Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 76-77 AD
RPC 1652 (3 spec.).
Obv: AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: TITOC AYTOKPATWP KAICAP ЄTO Θ; Titus in military dress, stg. facing, holding spear and sword
Ex Kölner 108, 7 April 2018, lot 131.

Vespasian's Cappadocian silver issues were struck in two distinct styles: Roman (six o'clock die axis) and 'local' (twelve o'clock die axis). Unsurprisingly, the Roman style coins were struck at Rome and sent to Cappadocia to help supplement the locally produced pieces. The majority of Cappadocia's silver coins were struck locally, very likely in Caesarea. Whether 'Roman' or 'local', all Cappadocian silver was produced at nearly 50% fineness. This rare drachm in 'local' style features Titus Caesar on the reverse in full military dress, perhaps a nod to his important role during the Jewish War. The type was struck for both didrachms and more sparingly for drachms. Only three specimens are cited by RPC II.

Worn, but nicely centred in fine 'local' style.
4 commentsDavid AthertonMay 09, 2018
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC 17.38g 26 mm 11h Jenkins 13014 viewsSlow quadriga walking right,Nike crowning the horses.Rev forepart on man-headed bull swimming right,of fine style.1 commentsGrant HMay 08, 2018
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Roman Empire, Domitian, Sestertius47 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, laureate bust with aegis right.
Rev. S C, Domitian Standing left, Holding parazonium and spear, river god Rhenus on his feet.
Mint: Rome, 86 AD.

33mm 29.66g

C. 505, RIC 468, BMC 377.

Under Domitian began the phase of a renewed Roman expansion on the right of the Rhine in the area of the Upper Germanic Army Group. When a war in Germania seemed inevitable, the Emperor decided, after a council meeting, to march across the Rhine in 83 under the pretext of a census in Gaul. Presumably in the spring of 83, the war against the chats began, the goal of which was to weaken the chatting as the last major source of trouble in the vicinity of the Rhine. Domitian thrust deep into the heartland of Chatti, so far into today's Hesse. In autumn, the campaign in Germania against the chats was brought to a successful conclusion. The subjugation of the area between Taunus, Lahn and Main (Wetterau) succeeded. Domitian finally began with the construction of the Limes, the Roman border wall between the Rhine and the Danube.
5 commentskcMay 08, 2018
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1806 GEORGE III AE Farthing3 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III • D : G • REX. 1806. Laureate bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia seated facing left, holding olive branch and trident. Small ship in background to left; mint-mark SOHO below shield.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 4.6gms
SPINK: 3482

The portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810), this is marked by a small "K" in the drapery at the base of the King's bust. The reverse of this coin was also designed by Kuchler, this is indicated by a small "K" to the bottom left of Britannia's shield. Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.
*AlexMay 08, 2018
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1687 JAMES II TIN HALFPENNY2 viewsObverse: IACOBVS • SECVNDVS. Laureate and draped bust of James II facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia seated facing left, holding laurel branch and spear.
Edge: NVMMORVM * FAMVLVS * 1687 * in raised letters.
Diameter: 29mm | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3419

This portrait of James II was designed by Jan (John) Roettier (1631 - 1700). In 1684, the production of farthings was changed from copper to tin with a copper centre plug. This was done to not only alleviate the critical state of the Cornish tin mining industry, but also to recoup the King's losses by giving the Crown an even greater profit margin. As there was great concern about the potential for forgery, in addition to the copper plug as a security feature, the tin coins were also produced with a lettered edge inscription which translates as "The servant of the coinage", presumably meaning that it also serves to protect the coinage from forgery. In 1685, under James II, tin halfpennies, also with a copper centre plug, were introduced. The reverse designs were identical to the previous ones of Charles II.

These tin coins had an alarming rate of wear from circulation, and furthermore, because tin was far too reactive a metal to be used for coins, the tin coinage has readily corroded when exposed to the elements. The values of extremely rare high grade examples are thus at a premium.
*AlexMay 08, 2018
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1694 WILLIAM & MARY AE FARTHING2 viewsObverse: GVLIELMVS•ET•MARIA•. Laureate and cuirassed bust of William III, jugate with Queen Mary, facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA•. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1694.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 5.0gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3453

This portrait of the conjoined busts of William III and Mary was originally designed by George Bower (1664 - 1689).
*AlexMay 08, 2018
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Commodus, Perseus 12 viewsCommodus
Lydia, Hierocaesarea
Obv: AVT KAI M AVPH KOMMOΔOC.
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ЄΠ AI APTЄMIΔΩPOV APX A IЄPOKAICAPЄΩN.
Perseus advancing right, holding harpa and severed head of Medusa
Æ, 35mm, 20.53g
Ref.: unpublished, Cf. RPC IV online 1271 (for a different magistrate); cf. Imhoof, LS, p. 20, 43 (for magistrate).
2 commentsshanxiMay 08, 2018
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Sear 01336 viewsJustin I and Justinian I (joint reign: 4 April 527 – 1 August 527) Pentanummium, weight 1.45g, diameter 13mm. Mint of Antioch.Abu GalyonMay 08, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 240-239 B.C5 viewsAR 12.17mm (Thickness 2.03mm), weight 1.99g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), Hemidrachm.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with stem rising forward, AP monogram above, border of dots, Aradian era date 20, control mark beth (B) far right.
1 commentsAradosMay 07, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VI & Irene (780-797) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1596; DOC III.6)8 viewsObv: Crowned facing busts of Constantine VI and Irene, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter, respectively; cross above
Rev: Crowned facing busts of Constantine V, Leo III and Leo IV surmounting horizontal bar above large M; X and N flanking M, A below
Dim: 20mm, 2.36 g
Quant.GeekMay 07, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 16th cent., Coat of arms, Madonna with child8 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
Groschen
16th cent. AD
Obv.: ​*MON: NOVA. FRIBVRG. EN: BRISGO, raven or eagle (the coat of arms of Freiburg)
Rev.: AVE MARIA. GRATIA. PLENA, Madonna seated with child
AR, 2.36 g
Ref.: Berst. 141a var., Schulten 897, Rommel 17.
Ex Collection Dr. Lutz
Ex Münzhandlung Sonntag
shanxiMay 07, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.14.22.15 var. (rev. only)7 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 20, 3.44g
obv. AV K L . - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI PROC ICTRW
snake coiled r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
AMNG I/1, 1418 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
rev. No. 8.14.22.15. var.
obv. e.g. 8.14.22.7
about VF, dark green patina
1 commentsJochenMay 07, 2018
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2409 LYDIA. Sardis. Ae 29 Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Roma seated10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2409; BMC 77; Paris 1168

Obv. ΖΕΥС ΛΥΔΙΟС
Head of Zeus Lydios, l., hair bound with taenia

Rev. ΘΕΑ ΡΩΜΗ
Roma with crested helmet, chiton and peplos, seated l. on cuirass and shields, holding Nike on her extended r. hand, sword in sheath in l.

10.8 gr
29 mm
6h
okidokiMay 07, 2018
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Sear 02793 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Nummus, weight 0.55g, diameter 9mm. Mint of Carthage, struck in 540/41 CE [regnal year XIIII ].Abu GalyonMay 07, 2018
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Denier of Bohemond V 1233-51 AD2 viewsBillion denier
Obv: +BAMVND COMS
cross patted three pellets in second quarter
Rev: +CIVITAS TRIBOL
eight pointed star, annulets between rays
Mint: Tripoli
Date: 1233-1251AD
14/16mm
.49g
Malloy 19
wileycMay 07, 2018
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Melgorien of Maquelonne2 viewsVarient of the O++O design of King Odo
Coins of Narbonne were widely circulated
Obverse: RAMVNDS, (LÉGENDE DÉGÉNÉRÉE).
Reverse: NAIDONA, (LÉGENDE DÉGÉNÉRÉE).
Mint:
Date: 11-12c
20 mm
1.00g
Roberts 4336


Languedoc - COUNTY Melgueil - BISHOPS MAGUELONNE - ANONYMOUS
(XI - XII centuries)
City Maguelonne, founded by the Visigoths, was ruined by the Franks in 737. The bishops took refuge on the site Subtantion which has now disappeared. Maguelonne was raised by Bishop Arnaud (1030-1060). In 1172 the County Melgueil passed to the house of Toulouse. The privilege of manufacture belonged to the Counts of Melgueil which ruined, ceded their rights to Pope Innocent III who inféoda to Bishop William III Autignac (1204-1216) April 14, 1215. Therefore County Melgueil was in the hands of the bishops of Maguelonne. These bishops were faced with the rise of the house of Aragon, who had just come into possession of Montpellier. From 1293, Philip IV installed a workshop Sommières which was transferred to Montpellier in 1356. The bishopric was suppressed in 1536 and he settled in Montpellier.
wileycMay 07, 2018
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Galba AR Denarius17 viewsGalba. 68-69 AD. Denarius, 3.50gg. (5h). Tarraco. Obv: GALBA - IM[PERATOR] Head laureate right on globe. Rx: LIB - [ERTAS] - RESTITVTA Libertas standing left, apparently emptying a cup and holding scepter. BM 198, pl. 54.3. RIC 9 (R2), pl. 24 (the BM spec.). Cf. Paris 12, pl.III (apparently no globe below bust). Cohen 133 (120 Fr.).
Ex: Dr. Jyrki Muona
Ex: Gemini XIV Lot 475, May 2018
3 commentsorfewMay 07, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2448; DOC V.700; PCPC 180; LPC 98.49; Lianta 803)4 viewsObv: Long Cross pattee, small X at intersection, B B in upper and lower quarters
Rev: +AVTOKPATOPЄCPOMAIШN forming outer circle of legend; Three-quarter-length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left, and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma; between them labarum on long shaft; Both emperors place free hand upon chest
Quant.GeekMay 07, 2018
145_Constantinus_II_,_Siscia,_RIC_VII_126,__#915;,_AE-3,_CONSTANTINVS_IVN_NOB_C,_VIRTVS_EXERCIT,_VOT_X,_S-F-HL,__#915;SISstar,_321-4-AD,_Q-001,_6h,_18,5mm,_3,05g-s.jpg
145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 126, AE-3 Follis, S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X with two bound captives, R2!!!100 views145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 126, AE-3 Follis, S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X with two bound captives, R2!!!
avers: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate bust left wearing the imperial mantle, holding Victory on globe and mappa.
reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X with two bound captives seated to left and right of its base. S in left field, F over HL (ligate) in right field.
exergue: S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,05g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 321-324 A.D., ref: RIC VII 126, R2!!!,
Q-001
4 commentsquadransMay 06, 2018
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1958 LYDIA, Hyrcanis. Hadrian Ae 19 125-26 AD Dionysos standing9 viewsReference.
RPC III 1958; Waddington 5043; Stumpf 586

Magistrate T. Avidius Quietus (procos)

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

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

4.9 gr
19 mm
12h
2 commentsokidokiMay 06, 2018
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IONIA, Miletos. Late 6th-early 5th century BC. AR Obol.6 viewsForepart of lion / Stellate pattern within incuse square. aVF/EF.
*12 of these were a month pay for a soldier at that time , with this wage soldier would have super life.
SamMay 06, 2018
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Julia Maesa, Augusta 8 June 218 - 224 or 225 A.D.4 viewsAR Denarius Rome mint, 218 - 220 A.D.
Draped bust right / Fecunditas standing left, extending right hand to a child standing before her with arms reaching up to her, cornucopia in left.
Choice VF , RSC III 8, RIC IV 249.
SamMay 06, 2018
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THRACE, Ainos. AR Diobol.4 viewsHead of Hermes right, wearing petasos / Goat standing right; club before.
Weight 1.12 Grams, maximum diameter 11 MM. VG.
SamMay 06, 2018
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MYSIA, Lampsakos. 4th cen BC. AR Diobol. 4 viewsMYSIA, Lampsakos. 4th cen BC. Silver Diobol Janiform female heads / Helmeted head of Athena right.
Weight 1.12 Grams, maximum diameter 11 MM. aVF.
SamMay 06, 2018
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Roman Empire , Emperor Philip I (AD 244 - 249) , the Syrian AR Antoninianus. 6 viewsRome mint, 244 - 245 A.D.
Obverse : IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse : VICTORIA AVG (the victory of the Emperor), Victory advancing right, wreath in right hand, palm frond in left.
Weight 4.15 Grams, maximum diameter 23 MM
Superb EF , well centered, mint luster , RIC IV 49b, RSC IV 227.
SamMay 06, 2018
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Roman Empire, Domitian, Sestertius42 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate head right, aegis on far shoulder.
Rev. S C, Emperor standing left, holding spear; German captive kneeling right before, presenting shield set amongst various arms.
Mint: Rome, AD 85

36mm 29.85g

BMC 299; RIC 279; C. 488; BN 320.

Ex Roma Numismatics, Auction 13, 23rd March 2017, lot 803.
5 commentskcMay 06, 2018
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182var Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Victoria standing left11 viewsReference. very rare
Strack 180; cfRIC 182d (standing right)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right, draped left shoulder.

Rev. COS III
Victory standing left, placing right hand on head and holding palm.

3.73 gr
18 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiMay 06, 2018
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1106A, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, #1159 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price 1106A, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, #1
avers: No legends, Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣILEΩΣ/AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand. Monogram in left field, below Corinthian helmet right, Monogram beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 32,5-33,0mm, weight: 16,12g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Mesembria’ mint.
date: posthumous, c. 125 - c. 65 B.C., ref: Price 1106A,
Q-001
4 commentsquadransMay 06, 2018
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 10.2-1-1, Uncertain King, crude style bust 6 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Uncertain early Arsacid king
Æ tetradrachm
Obv.: Bust facing right, pointed beard, curly hair dressed in a curved pattern
Rev.: crude style bust left, degraded legend
Æ, 15.18g, 30 mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 10.2, Subtype 1-1
shanxiMay 06, 2018
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102 Tetricus I., (270-2272 A.D.), RIC V-II 071, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//--, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #198 views102 Tetricus I., (270-2272 A.D.), RIC V-II 071, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//--, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1
avers: IMP TETRICVS AVG, Radiate, and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding two standards.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 4,07g, axes: 6h,
mint: , date: 272-273 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 071, Elmer 783,
Q-001
quadransMay 06, 2018
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3243 CILICIA, Olba Hadrian Ae 22. Thunderbolt4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3243; SNG Levante 652 (same die); SNG France - ; Staffieri 44

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙС ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΟΛΒΕ(to r.)-ΩΝ(to l.)
Thunderbolt

8.90 gr
22 mm
okidokiMay 06, 2018
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166 Aelia Eudoxia (?-404 A.D.), Antioch, RIC X 104, -/-//ANTΓ, AE-3, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right on cuirass, Scarce! #1113 views166 Aelia Eudoxia (?-404 A.D.), Antioch, RIC X 104, -/-//ANTΓ, AE-3, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right on cuirass, Scarce! #1
avers: AEL EVDOXIA AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped bust right, wearing necklace and earrings, crowned by the hand of God. (Ex1/Fh3)
reverse: SALVS REI PVBLICAE, Victory seated right on cuirass, pointing to a shield inscribed Chi-Rho which rests on a low column.
exergue: -/-//ANTΓ, diameter: 15,0-15,5mm, weight: 2,85g, axis:5h,
mint: Antioch, date: 400-404 A.D., ref: RIC X 104, Sear 20895, Scarce!
Q-001
quadransMay 06, 2018
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Crispus Lugdunum3 viewsCrispus AE Follis (18mm 2.9g). Lugdunum 324- 5 AD. FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS; camp gate with two turrets and star between them. in ex. PLGAjaxMay 06, 2018
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Crispus Cyzikus B4 viewsCrispus. Caesar, A.D. 317-326. AE 3 (19.9 mm, 2.77 g, 11 h). Cyzicus mint, struck A.D. 324-325. FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left / PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, camp gate with a star and two turrets above; SMKB in exergue. RIC 25AjaxMay 06, 2018
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Crispus Antioch Z4 viewsCrispus AE follis (19mm, 3.56g). Antioch. 326-7 AD. FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left / PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Campgate, two turrets, seven layers, star above, no doors, dot in doorway. Mintmark SMANTZ. RIC VII 72AjaxMay 06, 2018
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Crispus Alexandria B5 viewsCrispus, AE follis, Alexandria. FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left / PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Camp gate with two turrets and star above. Mintmark: SMALB. RIC VII 35AjaxMay 06, 2018
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Alexander III The Great4 viewsArgead Dynasty

Kingdom of Macedon (336 - 323 BC)

Obverse: Herakle's head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp, headdress tied at neck.

Reverse: Bow, quiver and club, Basilews written between.
Pericles J2May 05, 2018
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One Massa3 viewsRaja Raja Chola I

Obverse: Sitting king.

Reverse: Octopus-man standing right.
Pericles J2May 05, 2018
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Hugh III3 viewsKing of Jerusalem (1268 - 1284 AD)
King of Cyprus (1267 - 1284 AD)

Obverse: hVGVG REI DE
Cross pattee.

Reverse: IRL M: ED ChIPR
Lion rampant, left.

*It is supposed that Thomas Aquinas' work On Kingship was written for Hugh III.
Pericles J2May 05, 2018
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hhj8.26.17.017 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩN[INOC], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩ-N ΠPOC ICTPO →N, Priapos in long garment standing left, exposing his enormous penis with a bowl of fruit on it and holding patera in right hand.
17 mm, 3.00 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.17.1
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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hhj8.26.08.233 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped bust right.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICT, legend begins upper right, bunch of grapes
17 mm, 2.35 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.8.23
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 19 Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII., (125-121 B.C.), SC 2274, AE-18, Headdress of Isis, #194 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 19 Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII., (125-121 B.C.), SC 2274, AE-18, Headdress of Isis, #1
avers: Radiate head of (Sol)Antiochos right.
reverse: BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ /KΛEOΠATPAΣ /KAI/BAΣILEΩΣ /ANTIOXOY, To left and right of the headdress of Isis, OΠP, and thunderbolt below.
exergue: -/-//OΠP, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 5,07 g, axes: 0h,
mint: Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII, date: 125-121 B.C., ref: SC 2274, Hoover HGC 1191,
Q-001
quadransMay 05, 2018
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 10 Demetrios I., (162-150 B.C.), Sear 7028, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Elephant's head right. #294 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 10 Demetrios I., (162-150 B.C.), Sear 7028, AE-16, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Elephant's head right. #2
avers: No legend, horse's head left.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Elephant's head right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0mm, weight: 3,63g, axes: 0h,
mint: Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I. , date: 162-150 B.C., ref: SNG Israel 1302; Sear 7028.,
Q-002
1 commentsquadransMay 05, 2018
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hj6.26.35.175 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANTCEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Nemesis standing left, holding scales and sceptre, no wheel.
25 mm, 8.88 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.17
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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hj6.26.36.19_33 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC (AVΓ), laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VΠI(OV)ΛANTCEΛEVKOVM(AP)KIANOΠOΛITΩN, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
27 mm, 11.70 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.19
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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Constantine I Antioch A3 viewsConstantine I, AE follis of Antioch. 329-30 AD. 18mm, 2.5 g. CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, campgate with ten layers, two turrets, no doors, star above. Mintmark SMANTA. RIC VII 84AjaxMay 05, 2018
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hj6.28.21.34 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT] K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. IOVΛ. CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in left upper field.
26 mm, 10.40 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.21.3
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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Constantine II Antioch 7 viewsConstantine II AE follis, Antioch. 326-7 AD. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, left / PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate, 2 turrets, 10 layers, star above, dot in doorway. Mintmark SMANTI. RIC VII 73.
Ex Warren Etsy
1 commentsAjaxMay 05, 2018
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hj6.28.36.023 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ., laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. IOVΛ. ANT. CEΛ-EVKOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing facing, head left, holding corn ears and cornucopia. E in right field.
27 mm, 12.53 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.36.2 (different ligate letters on reverse)
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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Syria, Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, 024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RPC II 2017, AE-(20)Semis, Large SC within laurel-wreath #169 viewsSyria, Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, 024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RPC II 2017, AE-(20)Semis, Large SC within laurel-wreath #1
avers: DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Laureate head left.
reverse: Large SC within laurel-wreath.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 17,0-20,0mm, weight: 4,55g, axis: 11h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, date: 69-81 A.D., ref: RPC II 2017, BMC 251,
Q-001
quadransMay 05, 2018
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024p Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), Syria, Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, RPC II 2017, AE-(20)Semis, Large SC within laurel-wreath #177 views024p Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), Syria, Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, RPC II 2017, AE-(20)Semis, Large SC within laurel-wreath #1
avers: DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Laureate head left.
reverse: Large SC within laurel-wreath.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 17,0-20,0mm, weight: 4,55g, axis: 11h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, date: 69-81 A.D., ref: RPC II 2017, BMC 251,
Q-001
quadransMay 05, 2018
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hj6.28.38.44 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛIT(ΩN), Fortuna standing facing, head left wearing kalathos, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia. E in right field.
26 mm, 9.17 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.38.4 variant--different bust style and obverse legend, letters in exergue on reverse with E in right field.
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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hj6.28.36.056 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT K M AVP] ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIAMAICA AVΓ., laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛITΩN, Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia. E in left field below patera.
28 mm, 10.66 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.36.5 (sl different conjoined letters on reverse)
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 158-157 B.C3 viewsAE 12.67mm (Thickness 1.81mm), weight 1.61g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D (Hemichalkous).

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

Reverse: Aphlaston (Aplustre), Phoenician letters lamedh (L) & mem (M) in left field, Aradian era date 102 right.
AradosMay 05, 2018
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1774 GEORGE III AE Farthing3 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS.III.REX. Laureate and cuirassed bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, shield at her side, and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1774.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 4.9gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3775

This portrait of George III was designed by John Sigismund Tanner (1705 - 1775).
*AlexMay 05, 2018
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1719 GEORGE I AE Farthing2 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS • REX •. Laureate and cuirassed bust of George I facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA •. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1719.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 4.6gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3662

This portrait of George I was designed by John Coker (1670 - 1741). Coker joined the Royal Mint in 1697 and became chief engraver there in 1705.
*AlexMay 05, 2018
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hj6.28.36.7_33 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. IOVΛ. ANT. CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, Concordia standing right holding patera and cornucopia. E in left field.
26 mm, 10.40 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.36.7 (sl different obverse legend and different string of letters in exergue)
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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hhj6.28.03.046 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP AVΓ ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Hera standing left holdingpatera in right hand and staff in left. E in right field (very faint).
27mm 8.60 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.3.04 (different ligate letters)
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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hj6.26.20.043 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPK[IANOΠOΛIT(ΩN)], Asklepios standing facing, head to left, holding serpent entwined staff in right hand.
27 mm, 9.20 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.04 variant (bust style)
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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hj6.26.35.282 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ, laureate draped cuirassed bust right
Rev: Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANTCEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Nemesis standing left, right hand at neck of robe, left hand holding scepter, wheel at feet.
26 mm, 9.87 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.28 variant (different obverse legend and no ligate letters on reverse)
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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hj6.26.05.133 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT] K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠ[OΛIT] →ΩN, serpent emerging from cista mystica with lid open right.
18 mm, 2.10 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.5.13
Charles MMay 05, 2018
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -11 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– INVICTO IMP TROPA.., Trophy with captured arms below
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 – 195
References:– RIC -, RSC -, BMCRE -
2 commentsmaridvnvmMay 05, 2018
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Sex. Pompeius Fostlus6 viewsRoman Republic, Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, Denarius, Rome, 137 BC, 3.76g, 17mm. Helmeted head of Roma r.; capis to l. R/ She-wolf standing r., head l., suckling the twins (Remus and Romulus); to l., shepherd Faustulus standing r.; in background, birds on fig tree. Cr. 235/1c; RBW 972; RSC Pompeia 1a1 commentsAjaxMay 05, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 165-164 B.C5 viewsAE 15.95mm (Thickness 2.30mm), weight 2.96g, 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 95 below.
AradosMay 05, 2018
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Abbots of Souvigny 1080-1213 AR denier 2 viewsObv SILVIMIA.CO cross
Rev. SES.MAIOLNS facing portrait of saint Maieur
Mint:Souvigny
Date: 1080-1213
19mm
.83g
Roberts 4916
wileycMay 05, 2018
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09 Constantius II12 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman, Phrygian helmet, reaching
dot SMN gamma in ex, gamma left
Nicomedia 84
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 05, 2018
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10 Constantius II15 viewsConstantius II AE3. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed monocled bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards, GPLG in ex. Lyons 189 C55 commentsRandygeki(h2)May 05, 2018
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S.867 Redwulf (Alghere)10 viewsStyca of Redwulf, king of Northumbria 844
Moneyer: Alghere
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 867
O:+REDVLF RX
R: +ALGHERE
Motif: 1/1

Ex- DNW, M Lessen, BA Seaby, Glendinings, HA Parsons
1 commentsNapMay 05, 2018
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Probus Antoninianus43 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

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

Bust type B

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

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

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

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection
9 commentsJay GT4May 05, 2018
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Heavily Countermarked Classical (Old-Style), c. 454 - 404 B.C. Athens Owl Tetradrachm42 views3 commentsNemonaterMay 04, 2018
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119 Diocletianus (284-305 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC V-II 306A, AE-Antoninianus, A//XXI•, CONCORDIA MILITVM•, Emperor, and Jupiter, #182 views119 Diocletianus (284-305 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC V-II 306A, AE-Antoninianus, A//XXI•, CONCORDIA MILITVM•, Emperor, and Jupiter, #1
avers: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: CONCORDIA MILI TVM•, Emperor standing right, holding short scepter or parazonium, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter, standing left, holding long scepter.
exergue: A//XXI•, diameter: 21-21,5mm, weight:4,29g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: A.D., ref: RIC V-II 306A, p-253,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransMay 04, 2018
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Probus14 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS PF AVG CONS II; Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
ERCVLI PACIF; Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion’s skin.
Ex: SXXT
Ticinum
RIC 378
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaMay 04, 2018
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7 viewsQuant.GeekMay 04, 2018
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4 viewsQuant.GeekMay 04, 2018
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7 viewsHere are two views of a 10 tray cabinet I just built for a collector in Singapore. I absolutely love the grain pattern on the doors!!

CabinetsByCraig.net
cmcdon0923May 04, 2018
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rsc---26 viewsElagabalus
AE Limes Denarius hybrid

Obv: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: PROVID DEORVM, Providence standing left, holding baton above globe at foot & cornucopia.
19 mm, 2.60 gms

RSC--- (The reverse is that of RIC 130 but with a different obverse legend. Since this is a limes denarius, presumably the coin is a hybrid of the obverse die of one coin with the reverse die of another. There is a Severus Alexander with this reverse also. There is a discussion of this coin on the FORVM Discussion board: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=88040.0 )
Charles MMay 04, 2018
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rsc300_a_34 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory flying left, open wreath in both hands, shields to sides, star to right.
19 mm, 2.50 gms

RSC 300a
Charles MMay 04, 2018
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rsc153_25 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: P M TR P III COS III P P, Sol, radiate, advancing left raising right hand & holding whip, star to left.
19 mm, 2.50 gms

RSC 153, RIC 28
Charles MMay 04, 2018
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981..Jayasimha (common legend) 1128-1154/56 viewsJayasimha (common legend) 1128-1154/5
Copper Kaserah or Punchshi 17/18mm (6.04gr)
Obverse- Goddess Ardochsho/Lakshmi seated 'Ja ya' left 'sim'(ha) right
Reverse- King facing
Paul R3May 04, 2018
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Alexander III (1249 - 1286 A.D.)15 viewsAR Penny
Scotland, Second Coinage Class MB2
O: ม ΛLЄXΛ(ND)ЄR DЄI GRΛ, crowned head left
R:  + RЄX SCO TOR VM, long cross pattée, with 24 points on mullets in quarters.
Berwick Mint
.99g
23mm
Burns 45 (fig. 179); Stewart & North 14; SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian) 231; SCBC 5054
2 commentsMatMay 03, 2018
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Attica, Athens. (Circa 454-404 BC)13 viewsAR Tetradrachm

24mm, 16.57g

Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace with pendants, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl

Rev: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square.

Test cuts on both sides.

Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597
2 commentsNathan PMay 03, 2018
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 389 18 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– INVICTO IMP, Trophy with captured arms below
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 – 195
References:– RIC 389 (Scarce), RSC 232
2 commentsmaridvnvmMay 03, 2018
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rsc061b6 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right, seen from front, bearded, no horn.
Rev: INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing half left sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, recumbent bull behind altar, holding branch raised, star in left field.
18 mm, 3.00 gms

RSC 61b, RIC 88
Charles MMay 03, 2018
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rsc038a_22 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing front, head right, holding standard & vexillum.
18 mm, 2.39 gms

RSC 38a, RIC 73
Charles MMay 03, 2018
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Roman Provincial, Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior, Elagabalus (218-222 AD)6 viewsRoman Provincial, Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior, Elagabalus (218-222 AD) AE16, 2.35g, 16mm

Obverse: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate head right.

Reverse: MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding scale and staff, rod or ell.

Reference: AMNG ! 904; Hristova & Jekov 6.26.35.7, GIC 1377v

Ex: J.P.Righetti inventory # 9950, Sphinx Numismatics
Gil-galadMay 02, 2018
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Valentinian I (364-375) AE3, Rome mint7 viewsRoman Imperial, Valentinian I (364-375) AE3, Rome mint

Obverse: DN VALENTINI-ANVS AVG, Pearl diademned, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE,Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Mintmark: R•PRIMA

Reference: RIC IX 17a/24a type ix b

Ex: Sphinx Numismatics+photo
Gil-galadMay 02, 2018
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CILICIA, Tarsos. 164-27 BC. Æ Tyche/Sandan.23 viewsObv. Turreted head of Tyche right.
Rev. Sandan standing on the back of a mythological beast right, holding hammer and flower; ΘP over monogram to left. SNG France 1305-6 var. (control marks); SNG Levante 962.
3 commentsCanaanMay 02, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017), 8.14.14.38 var.2 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211
AE 18, 3.05g, 17.56mm, 345°
obv. AV - L - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITW PROC [I]
Club of Herakles
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1425 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.14.38 var.
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.14.38. (same die)
F+, dark green patina
JochenMay 02, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.14.52.09 (rev. only)2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.68g, 17.16mm, 180°
obv. AV K L - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICT
Basket with fruits
ref. a) cf. AMNG I/1, 1401 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. #2401 (for the type only)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017):
rev. No. 8.14.52.9 var. (has PROC ICTR, bottom of basket rounded)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.52.8
probably unpublished
about EF, nice emerald green patina, obv. a bit excentrically
JochenMay 02, 2018
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Justinian I folles sb1634 viewsObv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing holding cross on globe and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right, officina letter below, mintmark CON. (132 known combinations).
Mint: Constantinople
Date: regnal yr XII (538/9AD
40mm
21.39g
SB 163 DOC 37-61
SB 163, DOC 37-61.
wileycMay 02, 2018
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Early Feudal, Kingdom of Burgundy 12-13c2 viewsArchbishops Lyon
Cross
L-shaped Monogram
XII Century
AR denier
18mm
1.07
Rob. 4032
wileycMay 02, 2018
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rsc276d_22 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right, bearded, seen from front with horn.
Rev:SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing right in priestly robes, sacrificing from patera over flaming tripod altar. Laurel branch in left hand, held downwards, Star in left field.
19 mm, 2.10 gms

RSC 276d, RIC 200
Charles MMay 02, 2018
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rsc276d2 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right, bearded, seen from front with horn.
Rev:SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing right in priestly robes, sacrificing from patera over flaming tripod altar. Laurel branch in left hand, held downwards, Star in left field.
20 mm, 2.60 gms

RSC 276d, RIC 200
Charles MMay 02, 2018
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rsc0584 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right, seen from front, with horn.
Rev: INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing half left sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, holding branch downward, star in left field.
17 mm, 3.10 gms

RSC 58 variant (position of star), RIC 87
Charles MMay 02, 2018
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rsc090_33 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERTAS AVG, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter
19 mm, 2.90 gms

RSC 90, RIC 106
Charles MMay 02, 2018
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rsc070a3 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LAETITIA PVBL, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath & rudder on a globe.
19 mm, 2.10 gms

RSC 70a, RIC 95
Charles MMay 02, 2018
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hj6.26.08.073 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANT(ΩN)INOC, laureate draped bust right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, cluster of grapes
17 mm, 2.90 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.8.7
Charles MMay 02, 2018
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Caracalla Silver Denarius 196-217 CE7 viewsCaracalla Silver Denarius RIC 150
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right, draped
Reverse: Caracalla veiled, standing left, holding patera over tripod altar sacrificing
Rome mint 206 CE, RIC 150
20 mm., 4.4g
1 commentsNORMAN KMay 01, 2018
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Vespasian, Silver Denarius RIC 545 7 viewsVespasian Silver Denarius. 73 CE
Obverse: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN, laureate head right
Reverse: PONTIF MAXIM, Vespasian seated right, holding sceptre and branch. RIC 545, RSC 387b.
3.3g., 20 mm
1 commentsNORMAN KMay 01, 2018
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BCC LT7210 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Late Roman 1st-4th cent.
Obv: Cult statue of Artemis
Rev: Blank.
10.75 x 9 x 1mm. 0.69gm.
cf. Hamburger, "Surface Finds
from Caesarea Maritima - Tesserae",
Excavations at Caesarea Maritima
1975, 1976, 1979 - Final Report,
Levine, Netzer. #15 and #16,
also cf. BCC LT25, LT26, and LT35.
This is the fourth example, in the
present collection, of a tessera from
Caesarea with this design. A
fragmentary cult statue of the
Ephesian Artemis was recovered at
Caesarea by archaeologists ca. 1962.
v-dromeMay 01, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 112-111 B.C4 viewsAE 18.05mm (Thickness 2.32mm), weight 3.97g, die axis = 12h (30 degrees), denomination C.

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 nun (N) and beth (B) above, Aradian era date 148 with Phoenician letters mem (M), yodh (Y), taw (T) & taw (T) below.
AradosMay 01, 2018
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Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII Epiphanes. 125-121 B.C.3 viewsCleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII Epiphanes. 125-121 B.C.. Ae 13.6~15.1mm. 3.21g. Antioch on the Orontes. Dated SE 191 (122/1 BC). Obv: Draped bust of Tyche r., wearing calathus, dotted border. Rev: BAΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ / ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ. Tiller on base; control mark to inner l. IE above AφP (date). SC 2264; HGC 9, 1192.ddwauMay 01, 2018
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