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Struck A.D.383 - 386. AELIA FLACCILLA (Wife of Theodosius I). AE2 of Antioch3 viewsObverse: AEL FLACCILLA AVG. Pearl-diademed and draped bust of Aelia Flaccilla, wearing pearl necklace and earring, facing right.
Reverse: SALVS REIPVBLICAE. Victory seated on cippus facing right and inscribing Christogram (Chi-Rho) on shield which is also set on a short column (cippus). In right field, T; in exergue, ANTE.
RIC IX : 61
RARE

Aelia Flaccilla was the wife of Theodosius I, and the mother of Arcadius and Honorius. She died in A.D.386.
1 comments*AlexFeb 22, 2018
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Struck A.D.392 - 395. THEODOSIUS I. AE2 of Heraclea0 viewsObverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Theodosius standing facing, head turned to right, holding standard in his right hand and globe in his left; in exergue, SMHA.
RIC IX : 27a
*AlexFeb 22, 2018
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Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P100 viewsJudaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P10
Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.00g, 14mm
Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדלו / חברהי / הדמ
from r. to l.:
= YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL W / (Ch)BR H Y / HDM
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, pomegranate between, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin 73; AJC Ea10.; TJC P10
F+, legend clearly readable
JochenFeb 22, 2018
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Plautilla RIC#3690 viewsPlautilla AR Denarius. 20mm/2.66gr minted 204 AD

Obverse-PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right

Reverse- VENVSVICTRIX, Venus standing left holding apple (pomegranite) & palm, leaning on shield,winged Cupid at her feet holding apple or pomegranite or helmet?

RIC# 369
Paul R3Feb 22, 2018
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Alexander the great AE unit, Phoenicia, Sidon mint, 333-305 B.C.1 viewsObv. Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. Quiver on bow and club, Legend: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Symbol: ΣΙ (Below)
References: Price 3492
19mm and 8.03 grams.
CanaanFeb 22, 2018
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Uncertain Early Arsacid Kings (late 1st century B.C. to early 2nd century B.C.)3 viewsvan't Haaff 10.4.2-4A var. (crude bust); de Morgan --; BMC --; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.56 g., 16.02 mm. max.

Obv: Bust of crude style facing left, curly hair dressed in a curved pattern from forehead to nape of the neck, topped by a tuft of hair bound with a diadem, its ties falling behind; pellet in crescent above anchor with one crossbar; no pellet above anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Diademed, bearded head left, degenerated to dashes of irregular style.

According to van't Haaff, the style of this type becomes more crude over time, but the degeneration is essentially limited to the reverse, with only insignificant changes to the obverse. The bust on this coin is unusually crude; more so than as depicted by van't Haaff, and beardless. It is stylistically reminiscent of van't Haaff 16.1.1-2 (Orodes III; 2nd century A.D.).
StkpFeb 22, 2018
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5706 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 127-28 AD Cornucopia2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5706; Emmett 1177.11; D1914;

Issue L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ or L ΙΑ = year 11

Obv.
Laureate head of Hadrian, right I before

Rev. L ΙΑ
Cornucopia

0.95 gr
11 mm
12h
okidokiFeb 21, 2018
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006a. Claudia2 viewsEGYPT, Alexandria. Nero, with Claudia. AD 54-68. BI Tetradrachm (22mm, 10.74 g, 12h). Dated RY 3 (AD 56/57). Laureate head of Nero right / Draped bust of Claudia Octavia right; L Γ (date) below chin. Köln 122-4; Dattari (Savio) 190; K&G 14.7; RPC I 5202; Emmett 127.3. Near VF. Ex - CNG

Furthermore, the carefully contrived marriage between Octavia and Nero was a disaster on a personal level. Nero soon embarked on a serious relationship with a freedman named Acte, and more importantly developed an active dislike for his wife. "Quickly feeling aversion to intimacy with Octavia, he replied to his friends who were finding fault with him that she ought to be satisfied with the outward trappings of a wife." This antipthy was not likely to produce offspring who would unite the Julian and Claudian lines. By 58 Nero was becoming involved with a freeborn mistress, Poppaea, whom he would want to make his empress in exchange for Octavia. But the legitimacy of his principate derived from his relationship with his predecessor, and he was not so secure that he could do without the connection with Claudius provided through his mother and his wife. In 59 he was able to arrange for Agrippina's death, but it was not until 62 that he felt free to divorce Octavia and marry Poppaea. The initial grounds for putting Octavia aside was the charge that she was barren because she had had no children. But a more aggressive attack was needed when opposition arose from those who still challenged Nero's prncipate and remained loyal to Octavia as the last representative of her family. With the connivance of Poppaea, charges of adultery were added, Octavia was banished to Campania and then to the island of Pandataria off the coast, and finally killed. Her severed head was sent to Rome.
1 commentsecoliFeb 21, 2018
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Germanicus0 viewsCILICIA, Anazarbus. Germanicus. Caesar, 15 BC-AD 19. Ć Diassarion (29mm, 16.81 g, 12h). Dated CY 67 (AD 48/9). Bare head right / Laureate head of Zeus Olybris right before mountain with acropolis; ETOYΣ [ZΞ] (date) in exergue. Ziegler 35 (O1/R1); SNG BN –; SNG Levante 1366; RPC II 4060 (same obv. die as illustration). VF, green and red-brown patina, surfaces a little rough. Good portrait and interesting reverse design.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 269 (30 November 2011), lot 257; Hirsch 251 (9 May 2007), lot 861.

RPC gives three possible identifications for the figure on the obverse: Claudius, Britannicus, or Germanicus. Britannicus is the most easily dismissable attribution; as RPC notes (p. 595) the nomenclature would be unlikely for such a date. Levante and Ziegler describe the figure as Claudius (the latter with a question mark), but the varying portrait style and the obverse legend “TIBERIOC KΛAΔIOC KAICAP” on a parellel issue of the same year casts serious doubt. Germanicus then seems the most likely of the three. Ex - CNG
ecoliFeb 21, 2018
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Struck A.D.320 - 321. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 (Follis) of Treveri (Trier)1 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine I facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT. Two prisoners, hands bound behind their backs, seated back to back beneath trophy. In left field, T; in right field, F; in exergue, STR.
RIC VII : 279
EXTREMELY RARE
*AlexFeb 21, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, TEMPORVM FELICITAS5 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 277AD
22.0mm 3.60gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: TEMPORVM FELICITAS; Felicitas standing right, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
Exergue: I
Lugdunum Mint
Period 1, 3rd Emission, 1st Officina.
RIC V-2, 52; Cohen 729; Bastien 176.
Aorta: 1501: B72, O25, R168, T14, M3.
shaker303/Charles Hubbard 202212230909
2/10/18 2/21/18
3 commentsNicholas ZFeb 21, 2018
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Struck A.D.320. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Treveri1 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT. Two captives seated back to back at foot of standard inscribed VOT XX; in exergue, STR.
RIC VII : 258
EXTREMELY RARE

This coin is one of the issues struck in A.D.320 to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of Constantine's reign.
1 comments*AlexFeb 21, 2018
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RPC II 1970 Vespasianus22 viewsObv: AYTOKPATΩP KAICAP CEBACTOC OYECΠACIANOC, laureate head right
Rev: ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY A, Eagle with wreath in beak on a club to left; in left field, palm branch
AR/Tetradrachm (26.42 mm 12.000 g 12 h) Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 69 A.D.
RPC 1970 - Prieur 132
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 43 Lot 343
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusFeb 21, 2018
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RPC II 1374 Domitianus24 viewsObv: ΔOMETIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOC ΓEPMANIKOC, laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: EΠI ACKLHΠIAΔOY ΔIOΔOTOY AP T B ANKYPANΩΝ, Zeus standing left, holding anchor and sceptre; to left eagle
AE26 (25.84 mm 9.326 g 10h) Struck in Ancyra (Phrygia)
RPC II 1374 (only one example recorded, in Paris: same obverse die)
Purchased from Savoca oin eBay
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusFeb 21, 2018
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Demetrios II Nikator, Second reign, 129-125 BC. Silver tetradrachm. Tyre.5 viewsObv: Diademed head of king right.
Rev: Eagle standing on prow left, with palm branch, club surmounted by monogram and monogram in inner left field, two monograms in inner right field, monogram between legs.
References: SC 2195.5b. Newell 179. Hoover 1122.
28 mm, 13,23 g.
1 commentsCanaanFeb 21, 2018
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KINGDOM OF ELYMAIS , Orodes IV., AE (3.1 g.), 1st-2nd century AD8 viewsObv. frontal ruler's bust.
Rev .: Bust of Artemis with radiate wreath n. L. Behind it an anchor.
Reference: Van't Haaff 17.2.1-1.
3.1 grams
CanaanFeb 21, 2018
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2 viewsddwauFeb 21, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, RESTITVT ORBIS4 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 278AD
24.0 x 23.0mm 3.10gr 2h
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: RESTITVT ORBIS; Probus standing left on right, holding globe and scepter, facing Orbis to left, holding wreath.
Exergue: (Star), above line; XXIT, below line.
Siscia Mint
RIC V-2, 733, Bust F, XXIT.
Aorta: B72, O63, R119, T78, M6.
numis-kimel 282821127138
1/26/18 2/20/18
Nicholas ZFeb 21, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP3 viewsAR Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
22.0mm 4.30gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: CLEMENTIA TEMP; Probus standing right on left, holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter.
Exergue: Γ, above line; XXI, below line.
Antioch Mint
RIC V-2, 921, Γ; Sear (2000) 11960, Γ.
Aorta: 1985: B87, O25, R13, T95, M1.
GAC-Coins 142667215337
2/3/18/ 2/20/18
1 commentsNicholas ZFeb 21, 2018
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Constantine II, AE3, GLORIA EXERCITVS2 viewsAE3
Constantine II
Caesar: 317 - 337AD
Augustus: 337 - 340AD
Issued: 330 - 333, 335AD
17.5mm 3.40gr 6h
O: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; Laureate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Soldiers (2), standing on either side of 2 standards, each holding a spear and resting hand on a shield. Dot on banner.
Exergue: SMANΘ
Antioch Mint
RIC VII Antioch 87, Θ; Sear (2000) 17343.
Aorta: 615: B29, O7, R27, T73, M2.
numis-kimel 282789745149
1/26/18 2/20/18
Nicholas ZFeb 21, 2018
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Antiochus I Soter, AE17, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ5 viewsAE17
Antiochus I Soter
King: 281 - 261BC
O: NO LEGEND; Diademed head, right.
R: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ; Apollo on omphalos, seated left, examining arrow.
Antioch Mint
Exergue: B?, Monogram, left field; Delta/Epsilon Monogram, right field.
HGC 9, 169; SNG Spaer 209; SC 351.
JAZ Numismatics/John Zielinski Auction 120, Lot 14.
1/25/18 2/20/18
1 commentsNicholas ZFeb 21, 2018
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Septimius Severus, AE27, ΟVΛΠΑΙΝΩΝ ΑΓΧΙΑΛΕΩΝ5 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial
Anchialus, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
27.0mm 8.20gr 0h
O: AV K Λ CεΠΤ CεVΗΡΟC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: ΟVΛΠΑΙΝΩΝ ΑΓΧΙΑΛΕΩΝ; Septimius Severus, on horse, leaping right, holding spear.
AMNG I 476; Moushmov 2814; Varbanov 232.
treewalk123/John Tucker 132497115357
2/8/18 2/20/18
2 commentsNicholas ZFeb 21, 2018
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Septimius Severus, AE27, VI φΑνCTINIANOY MAΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛITΩN5 viewsAE27
Roman Provincial
Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Consular Legate: Julius Faustinianus
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 207 - 210AD
27.0mm 10.8gr 2h
O: AY Λ CεΠΤΙ CεΥΗΡΟC Π; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right, seen from behind.
R: VI φΑνCTINIANOY MAΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛITΩN; Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head left, wreath in its beak.
AMNG I 576, var. (obverse legend); SNG Copenhagen 270; SNG Budapest 71; Varbanov 770, var. (obverse legend); BMC 8.
treewalk123/John Tucker 132497106103
2/9/18 2/20/18
2 commentsNicholas ZFeb 21, 2018
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Septimius Severus, AE17, ΠεΡΓΑ ΜΗΝΩΝΒ2 viewsAE17
Roman Provincial
Pergamon, Mysia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
17.0mm 2.80gr 6h
O: AVP KAI CεΒΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: ΠεΡΓΑ ΜΗΝΩΝΒ; Asklepios, in himation, standing facing, head left, holding serpent entwined staff.
SNG France 2203; Voegtli FvP 33, 393; SNG BN 2195, var. (reverse legend); SNG Cop 496; BMC 310.
failla_numismatics_inc/Jason & Bob Failla 332515533842
2/5/18 2/20/18
Nicholas ZFeb 21, 2018
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asmcalee723_10 viewsMacrinus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: S·C, Δ above, ε below, all within laurel wreath.
18 mm, 3.98 gms

Cf. McAlee 723
Charles MFeb 21, 2018
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asmcalee754_10 viewsDiadumenian
Antioch, Syria

Obv: KAI. O. ΔIA. ANT(...), bare headed bust right, draped and cuirassed, seen from front.
Rev: S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
17 mm, 3.22 gms.

McAlee754
Charles MFeb 21, 2018
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Augustus, with Agrippa  (27. B.C. 14 A.D.)10 viewsGAUL, Nemausus
Ć As
O:  Heads of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus right, wearing oak wreath, back to back.  IMP above, DIVI F below.
R: Crocodile right chained to palm branch with long vertical fronds; above, wreath with long ties, palms below; COL NEM flanking vertical palm.
Nemausus mint, 9-3 B.C
10.26g
27mm
RPC I 524; RIC 1 158
2 commentsMatFeb 21, 2018
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Struck A.D.379 - 383. THEODOSIUS I. AE3 of Siscia0 viewsObverse: D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right.
Reverse: CONCOR-DIA AVGGG. Roma seated facing on throne, her left leg bare and her head turned left. She is holding a globe in her right hand and reversed spear in her left; in exergue, BSISC.
RIC IX : 27d
SCARCE
*AlexFeb 21, 2018
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Probus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate bust in imperial mantle to left.
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Emperor on horse to right, spearing enemy.
K.A.Δ.
Serdica
RIC 877var.
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 20, 2018
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Claudius II Gothicus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR CLAVDIVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to left, holding spear and shield; shield decorated with head of gorgon.
VICTORIAE GOTHIC; Trophy between two captives.
Ex: SPQR
Cyzicus
RIC temp #916 (1ex.)
Julianus of PannoniaFeb 20, 2018
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Tacitus2 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
VICTORIA AVG; Victory flying facing, head l., between two shields, holding open wreath with both hands
Ex: P
Ticinum
RIC 170; RIC temp #3360
Julianus of PannoniaFeb 20, 2018
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Probus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed half lenght bust l., holding Globe with Victory in right and Parazonium in left hand.
RESTITVTOR ORBIS; Emperor with lance stg. right recieves Globe from Jupiter. in Field M S
Ex: KAB
Serdica
RIC -
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 20, 2018
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Ancient Judaea, Hasmonean Kingdom: John Hyrcanus I (134-104 BCE) Ć Prutah, Jerusalem (Hendin 1137)5 viewsObv: Paleo-Hebrew in five lines within wreath
Rev: Double cornucopiae adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns; no monogram
Quant.GeekFeb 20, 2018
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Ancient Judaea, Procuratorial: Coponius (6-9 CE) Ć Prutah, Jerusalem, RY 36 of Augustus (Hendin 1328; TJC 311; RPC 4954)7 viewsObv: KAICA-POC; grain ear
Rev: Palm tree; across field, date (L Λς)
1 commentsQuant.GeekFeb 20, 2018
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Ancient Judaea, Procuratorial: Valerius Gratus (15-26 CE) Ć Prutah, Jerusalem, RY 2 of Tiberius (Hendin 1333a; TJC 317; RPC 4959)2 viewsObv: IOY/ΛIA in two lines within wreath
Rev: Upright palm branch; across field, date (L B)

Plate Coin from Hendin
Quant.GeekFeb 20, 2018
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Ancient Judaea, Procuratorial: Valerius Gratus (15-26 CE) Ć Prutah, Jerusalem, RY 2 of Tiberius (Hendin 1333b; TJC 317; RPC 4959)1 viewsObv: [IOY/ΛIA] blundered in two lines within wreath
Rev: Upright palm branch; across field, date (L B)

Plate Coin from Hendin
Quant.GeekFeb 20, 2018
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Nabataean Kingdom: Aretas IV (9 BCE - 40CE) Ć Unit, Petra (Meshorer 113; SNG ANS 1438)1 viewsObv: Jugate laureate and draped bust of Aretas IV and Shaquilath right
Rev: Two cornucopias crossed and filleted, Aramaic legend, "Aretas, Shaquilath" in two lines above and one below
Quant.GeekFeb 20, 2018
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Carinus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
PIETAS AVGG; Priestly implements: lituus, knife, jug, simpulum, and Sprinkler
Leg:
Ex: ZKA
Rome
RIC 155
Julianus of PannoniaFeb 20, 2018
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Tacitus3 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C L TACITVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
RESTITVTOR ORBIS; Emperor stg to left with scepter, recieving wreath from victory stg. left and holding palmbranch.
Ex: BA
Lugdunum
RIC 55; Bastien 60; RIC temp #3287
Julianus of PannoniaFeb 20, 2018
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Carus et Carinus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
CARVS ET CARINVS AVGG; Jugate busts of Carus, radiate and cuirassed, and Carinus, radiate and draped, right.
VICTORIA AVGG; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; A in left field.
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC V, 143
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 20, 2018
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Athens New Style Tetradrachm 146/5 BC5 viewsObs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
34 mm Thompson issue 18
Thompson catalogue:Obs Gaziantep 146?:Rev NEW?
Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
below control mark ME
2 magistrates : XAPΙ ΗPA
RF symbol : Cock with Palm
All within a surrounding olive wreath
1 commentscicerokidFeb 20, 2018
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Struck A.D.379 - 383. THEODOSIUS I. AE2 of Siscia0 viewsObverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB. Theodosius standing facing, head left, raising kneeling turreted female figure with his right hand holding Victory on globe in his left. In exergue, ✱BSISC•.
RIC IX : 26d
*AlexFeb 20, 2018
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Struck A.D.379 - 383. THEODOSIUS I. AE2 of Antioch0 viewsObverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right, holding spear in his right hand and shield in his left.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORIVM. Theodosius, his head turned right and right hand raised, standing facing left on galley sailing left with Victory at the helm. In left field, wreath; at top right, cross; in exergue, eagle on globe ANTΓ.
RIC IX : 40d.
SCARCE
*AlexFeb 20, 2018
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132 - Probus - RIC 861 var. - Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (Serdica) (Γ) 4 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, holding globe, whip and billowing cloak.
Minted in Serdica (Γ in exe) Emission 3 Officina 3.
Reference:– RIC 861 var. Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (This bust type is not listed in RIC. This issue mark is not listed for this mint).

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

A fascinating coin with lots of fine detail.
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 20, 2018
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132 - Probus - RIC 0833 viewsObv:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right holding spear
Rev:- MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy
Minted in Lugdunum (II) Emission 5 Officina 2. End A.D. 277 to Early A.D. 278
References:- RIC 83. Bastien 218 (5 examples cited)

3.91 gms. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 20, 2018
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Gordian III, RIC IV 841 viewsGordian III Pius, AD 238-244
AR - Antoninianus, 4.13g, 22.38mm
Rome, 4th issue, AD 241-243
obv. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. IOVI - STATORI
Jupiter, nude, stg. frontal, looking r., resting with raised r. hand on long sceptre and holding in l. arm thunderbolt
ref. RIC IV/3, 84; C. 109
about EF, thin die break on obv.
JochenFeb 20, 2018
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Domitian RIC-58546 viewsAR Denarius, 3.04g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 585 (R2). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection

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

Fine portrait on a broad flan.
6 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 20, 2018
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Cleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII Epiphanes. 125-121 B.C.1 viewsCleopatra Thea and Antiochus VIII Epiphanes. 125-121 B.C. Ae 18.5~19.7mm. 5.27g. Ake-Ptolemaďs mint, Dated (ΗΠΡ) S.E. 188 (125/4 B.C.). Obv: Diademed and radiate head of Antiochus VIII, right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΠΑΣ KAI ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ,
headdress of Isis; monogram high in inner right field. SC 2274.2a; HGC 9, 1191.
1 commentsddwauFeb 20, 2018
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Antiochus II Theos. 261-246 B.C.2 viewsAntiochus II Theos. 261-246 B.C. Ae 12.9~13.3mm. 1.90g. Sardes mint. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ, Kithara; anchor below, monogram to outer right. SC 528 var.; SNG Spaer 365-366; Houghton 603; Hoover 146. 1 commentsddwauFeb 20, 2018
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asmcalee799_60 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. (...)ANTONINVS (...), laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev. Δ ε, star below, all within laurel wreath with 8 elements fastened at top with garland.
15 mm, 3.95 gms (much smaller than usual)

McAlee 799
Charles MFeb 20, 2018
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asmcalee789b10 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT. KAI. MA (...)OC, radiate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev. Small S·C (dot actually inside C), Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
18 mm, 5.90 gms

McAlee 789(b)
Charles MFeb 20, 2018
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asmcalee799_51 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. (...)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.
18 mm, 7.23 gms

McAlee 799
Charles MFeb 20, 2018
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Great Britain. To Hanover (Cumberland Jack)3 viewsGame counter, gilded bronze; 21.5 mm., 0°

Obv: VICTORIA -- REGINA, bust of Victoria facing left

Rev: TO HANOVER, figure of monkey riding a horse to the right, leaping over a dragon (in the style of St George slaying the dragon), 1837 in exergue.

Edge: milled

When William IV died in 1837, Victoria was crowned Queen of Great Britain. However she was prevented by Salic law, which barred a female from acceding the throne, from also being crowned Queen of Hanover. There was agitation in Britain for the repeal of Hanover's Salic law, to no avail. Her unpopular uncle, Ernest Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland, who was William's oldest male heir, was sent off to Hanover as king. For the first time since the accession of George I in 1714, the unified British and Hanoverian monarchies were split. Ernest's income as King of Hanover was considerably greater than his modest allowance as Duke of Hanover. He therefore hastened to occupy his new throne, and to collect his revenues.

The gaming tokens (commonly known as "jacks") bearing the words "To Hanover" (commonly known as Cumberland Jacks) are satirical pieces. They are usually found with Victoria's portrait on the obverse and the year 1837, in which she and Ernest acceded to their thrones, in the exergue on the reverse. The reverse design is based on that of St. George slaying the dragon found on Britain's gold sovereigns. Instead, they depict Ernest (usually with the face of a monkey) riding a horse and leaping over the dragon in his haste to claim his throne. They express the sentiment that Britain is pleased to welcome Victoria to the throne but bids good riddance to Ernest. They were produced from around the time of Victoria's ascension in 1837 until their production was made illegal in 1883.
StkpFeb 19, 2018
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Gallienus - Doe Right3 viewsObverse:- IMPGAL[LIEN]VSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- [D]IANAECONSA[VG], Doe standing right, looking left
Exergue:- [E]
RIC 176 var GOBL 728z var CUNETIO 1357 var CMR 10bb5

The standard right facing bust with both ties off the shoulder (type F Gobl, type b CMR) is not a very common bust, most examples come from the tigress type, but they have been recorded on left & right facing centaurs, left facing stags and right facing XI gazelles. Now we can add the Doe standing right facing left type to this list.

This particular coin has a IMP prefix on the bust legend. As far as I know it is the only recorded example of this f type bust with the IMP GALLIENVS legend.
1 commentsnogoodnicksleftFeb 19, 2018
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Maximianus Herculius8 viewsAE-Antoninianus
MAXIMIANVS AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust to right.
VIRTVTI AVGG; Hercules to right wrestling with nemean lion.
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC 457 ; B.228 pl. XVI (2 ex)
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 19, 2018
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Carausius4 viewsAE-Antoninianus
INVICTO ET CARAVSIO AVG; jugate, radiate and cuirassed bust of Carausius, and radiate and draped bust of sol to left.
FORTVNA; Fortuna seated left on wheel, holding cornucopia and ruder.
Ex: IIC
Camolodunum
RIC 234
Julianus of PannoniaFeb 19, 2018
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Numerianus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP NUMERIANVS AVG; Radiate draped and cuirassed bust to right
VNDIQVE VICTORES; Emperor with spear and globe stg. left, to his both sides a captive.
Ex: KAS
Rome
RIC 423f
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 19, 2018
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Probus7 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, helmeted heroically 3/4 nude bust right, wearing paludament, holding spear and shield seen from inner side.
CONSERVAT AVG; Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding globe.
Ex: TXXT
Ticinum
RIC 349var.
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 19, 2018
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Tacitus7 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to left.
PAX AVGVSTI; Pax stg. left Holding transverse scepter and branch.
Ex: P
Ticinum
RIC 150 var.
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 19, 2018
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260a3 viewsQuietus 260-1 AD
AR antoninianus
Eastern mint
Obv "IMP C FVL QVIETVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "FORT REDVX"
Fortuna seated left on wheel holding rudder and cornucopia
RIC 4
mauseusFeb 19, 2018
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Ariobarzanes III., 63-52 BC. AR Drachm. Mazaca.7 viewsObv .: Diademed King's Head to the right.
Rev .: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY Athena stands to the left, holding Nike, spear and shield, monogram in front of it.   Condition: almost very fine,minor scratches.
Dimensions: 4,43g, 15mm. BMC: 1.
2 commentsCanaanFeb 19, 2018
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Meta Sudans5 viewsThe Meta Sudans (Latin: "sweating turning post") was a large monumental conical fountain in ancient Rome. The pic shows a graphical reconstruction. It can be found on several Roman coins.JochenFeb 19, 2018
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Eros Stringing his Bow2 viewsThis statue is made by Lysipp. The original ist lost, but several Roman cipies are found. This one is located in the Musei Capitolini in Rom. Depictions of this statue are found on coins of Philippopolis and Nikaia (NIcaea).JochenFeb 19, 2018
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Apollo Lykeios2 viewsThe statue of Apollo Lykeios is a standard depiction on coins from Marcianopolis. It shows Apollo resting after defeating the Python snake. It is suggested that this statue was made by Praxiteles, but Euphranor is named too.

The name Lykeios is referring to the Lykeion, a famous grove in Athens, were the original statue was located. The original is lost but several Roman copies have survived.

JochenFeb 19, 2018
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Philippos Philadelphos (Posthumous), 93-83 BC. Nominal: AR tetradrachm. City: Antioch.5 viewsObv .: Diad. King's head to the right.
Rev .: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛΛIΠΠOY ... Zeus is enthroned to the left, holding scepter and Nike.
Condition: fine to very fine.
Dimensions: 15.06g, 25mm.
Newell: 441, BMC: 10, Sear: 7196.
1 commentsCanaanFeb 19, 2018
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Apollo Sauroktonos0 viewsThe statue of Apollo Sauroktonos (the Lizard Killer) was a work of Praxiteles. The original is lost, but several Roman copies have been found. This one stands in the Louvre/Paris. Nikopolis ad Istrum will have had a copy too. Therefore it was depicted on many of its coins.
JochenFeb 19, 2018
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Victoria Brescia1 viewsStatue of Victoria Brescia (Italian: Vittoria alata = winged Victory), found behind the Capitoline Temple of Brescia in 1826, now in the Santa Giulia Museum in Brescia.

Roman copy of a statue of Aphrodite of the 3rd century BC from a Greek City State. Wings added in 1st century BC to transform her in a winged Victory holding a shield to write on it (name of Victor?). The original Aphrodite (type of the Venus of Capua) was holding the shield of Ares to look at her face reflected on the inside of the shield.

The type of the Victoria of Brescia can be found on many Roman coins and on Trajan's column.
JochenFeb 19, 2018
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Hendin-530 / 12291 viewsHerod Philip - AE19 (year 34 = 30/31 AD)
6.41 grams
ex. CNG
1 commentscmcdon0923Feb 19, 2018
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Hendin-524 / 12153 viewsHerod Antipas - full denomination (year 43 = 39/40 AD)
11.65 grams
ex. CNG
1 commentscmcdon0923Feb 19, 2018
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France. The Taking of Fontarabie0 viewsFeuardent cf. 13216-13223; La Tour cf. 2181-2187

Jeton, brass; minted in Nuremburg, 24 mm, 180°

Obv: LUD • XV D • G FR • -- ET N • REX, bust of Louis XV (1715-1774) facing left.

Rev: PACIS FIRMANDĆ EREPTUM PIGNUS (= peace strengthened, recovered, assured), Helmeted France on the left, standing to the right facing helmeted Spain, holding out an olive branch.

The jeton commemorates the capture of Fontarabie/Hondarribia (in the Spanish Basque country, on the French border) on June 16, 1719 by James I Fitz-James, Duke of Berwick, during the War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718–1720). By the Peace of Utrecht, the War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1714) ended with the Spanish inheritance divided between the Austrian Habsburgs and Spain to create a balance of power in Europe. Soon thereafter, Spain invaded Italy in an attempt to regain territories lost to the Habsburgs. Britain, France, the Dutch Republic and Austria formed the Quadruple Alliance to prevent Spanish revanchism.

Berwick (1670-1734) was the illegitimate son of James II Stuart, King of England and Scotland. He became a French citizen in 1703, Marshal of France in 1706 and Knight of the Golden Fleece in 1714, after his storming of Barcelona that year, essentially ending the War of the Spanish Succession. He resigned his titles in 1718 in favor of his son but remained in office by commission. Following the War of the Quadruple Alliance, Berwick was not called to serve in the field again until, 1733, when he led the Army of the Rhine in the War of the Polish Succession. He was decapitated by a cannonball during the Siege of Philippsburg in 1734.
StkpFeb 19, 2018
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Hermes Fastening his Sandal2 viewsStatue of Hermes Fastening his Sandal, made by Lysipp c.320 BC. Roman copy from the Louvre/Paris. This statue is depicted on coins of Marcianopolis.

A new research by von Mosch (2013) shows that Hermes is rather loosening his sandal, which can be seen by the position of his fingers. In this way fastening is not possible!
JochenFeb 19, 2018
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2955 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian Ć 135-36 AD Tyche seated on throne0 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2952; SNG Leypold 2821

Issue Year 2

Obv. AVTO KAIC TPAIA AΔPIANOC CЄBACTOC.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ΤΥΑΝΕωΝ ΤΗС ΙΕΡΑС ΑСΥΛΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΝΟΜΟΥ
Tyche seated l., holding ears of corn and bunch of grapes in her r. hand; below, river-god l.; in field, l. and r., ΕΤ Β

gr
24 mm
h
okidokiFeb 19, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar (139-161 A.D.)18 viewsAR Denarius
O: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, bare head right.
R: PIETAS AVG, sacrificial implements: knife, sprinkler, ewer, lituus and simpulum.
Rome Mint 140-144 A.D.
3.3g
20mm
RIC 424a[pius], RSC 451, BMCRE IV (A. Pius) 277, SRCV II 4786

Scarce
4 commentsMatFeb 19, 2018
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3713 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian. Ć Chalkous Θ below2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3713; CRS 248; McAlee 543(i)

Obv. no legend
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum

Rev. S • C
In laurel wreath. Θ

1.49 gr
10 mm
h
okidokiFeb 19, 2018
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asmcalee788b80 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT. KAI. M. A. ANTΩNεIN(...), radiate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
16 mm, 3.87 gms

McAlee 788(b)
Charles MFeb 19, 2018
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asmcalee788c11 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT. KAI. M. AV. ANTΩ(...), radiate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
19 mm, 5.71 gms

McAlee 788(c)
Charles MFeb 19, 2018
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asmcalee789c10 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT KAIM (...)ΩNεINOC, radiate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev. Small S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
19 mm, 3.93 gms

McAlee 789(c)
Charles MFeb 19, 2018
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France. Statue of Louis XV in Bordeax0 viewsFeuardent 9216 var., Carde 43

Jeton, minted in 1776 by Johann Christian Reich (active 1758-1814) in Nuremburg; brass, 24 mm, 0°

Obv: LUD XVI D G FR -- ET NAV REX •, bust of Louis XVI facing left. R below.

Rev: OPTIMO -- PRINCIPI (= to the best of princes), equestrian statue of Louis XV at Bordeaux, by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne II (erected 1743) on taller pedestal, MDCCLXXVI (= 1776) in exergue.
StkpFeb 19, 2018
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France. Statue of Louis XV in Bordeax0 viewsFeuardent 9213 var.; Hennin 182 var.; Carde 19; Fayolle 16-17, 19 var.

Jeton, minted in Nuremberg in 1744; brass, 24 mm, 180°

Obv: LUD • XV • D • G • FR• -- ET • NAV • REX •, bust of Louis XV facing left.

Rev: OPTIMO -- PRINCIPI (= to the best of princes), equestrian statue of Louis XV at Bordeaux, by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne II (erected 1743) on taller pedestal, MDCCXLIIII (= 1744) in exergue, dog[?] mark beneath.
StkpFeb 19, 2018
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.15.31.01., AE-26, Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIANOY MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Kybele seated left,19 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.15.31.01., AE-26, Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIANOY MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Kybele seated left,
avers:- AY K L CEPT CEYHΡOC IOVLIA DOMNA CEB, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus right facing draped bust of Julia Domna left.
revers:- Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIANOY MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Kybele seated left, holding patera, arm resting on the drum, lions at sides. Є in left field.
exe: Є/-//--, diameter: 26,0-26,5 mm, weight: 11,53 g, axis:1h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, Magistrate Ulpianus (210-211 AD), date: 210-211 A.D., ref: Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.15.31.01., Varbanov 865,
Q-001
quadransFeb 18, 2018
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Moesia, Markianopolis, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.15.31.01., AE-26, Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIANOY MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Kybele seated left,16 viewsMoesia, Markianopolis, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.15.31.01., AE-26, Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIANOY MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Kybele seated left,
avers:- AY K L CEPT CEYHΡOC IOVLIA DOMNA CEB, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus right facing draped bust of Julia Domna left.
revers:- Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIANOY MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Kybele seated left, holding patera, arm resting on the drum, lions at sides. Є in left field.
exe: Є/-//--, diameter: 26,0-26,5 mm, weight: 11,53 g, axis:1h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, Magistrate Ulpianus (210-211 AD), date: 210-211 A.D., ref: Hristova/Jekov (2014) 06.15.31.01., Varbanov 865,
Q-001
quadransFeb 18, 2018
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050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #217 views050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #2
avers: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Draped bust right
revers: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, holding the long torch with both hands.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,57g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 211-217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-373A (Caracalla), p-, RSC-32, (Caracalla), BMC-1, Sear-7100,
Q-002
2 commentsquadransFeb 18, 2018
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Commodus Denarius (light weight) RIC#1260 viewsCommodus AR Denarius.Rome mint 186 AD 1.87gr 17mm

Obverse-M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT, laureate head right

Reverse- P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V PP, Concordia standing front, head left, holding standard in each hand.CONC MIL (below)
Paul R3Feb 18, 2018
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Hendin-522 / 12131 viewsHerod Antipas - 1/4 denomination (year 37 = 33/34 AD)
3.00 grams
ex. CNG
cmcdon0923Feb 18, 2018
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052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 363a (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1 Wife of Caracalla,17 views052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 363a (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers:- PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair coiled in vertical or horizontal ridges and fastened in a bun.
revers:- CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-363a (Caracalla), p-269, RSC-1, BMC-411,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransFeb 18, 2018
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Galeria Valeria AD 305-311, AE follis of Thessalonica. RIC VI#361 views
Galeria Valeria AD 305-311, AE follis of Thessalonica. 27.63mm/ 5.79 grams

Obverse > GAL VALE-RIA AVG, Diademed bust facing, head right, hair weaved in rows and curled around side of head at base of neck, wearing embroidered robes with two necklaces.

Reverse > VENERI V-ICTRICI,Venus standing facing, head left, apple in uplifted right hand, raising drapery over left shoulder with left hand. Star in left field,Gamma in right field.

Mintmark > dot SM dot TS dot. RIC VI #36 Thessalonica ; Officina 3, AD December 308- May 310.


1 commentsPaul R3Feb 18, 2018
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053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 101, Laodicea ad Mare, AR-Denarius, VICT AETERN, Victory flying left, 16 views053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 101, Laodicea ad Mare, AR-Denarius, VICT AETERN, Victory flying left,
avers: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, Bare-headed, and draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers: VICT AE TE RN, Victory flying left, holding an open in wreath in both hands over a shield set on a low base.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 19,0mm, weight: 3,15g, axis:0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare, date: 200-202 A.D., ref: RIC -IV-I 101, BMCRE 723, RSC 206,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 18, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Semi-incuse Early AR Denarius - Second Punic War0 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, ca. 212 BCE
Rome Mint
AR Denarius (4.48g)

Obv: Head of Roma in splayed-visor helmet, facing right; X (mark of value = 10 asses) behind.

Rev: Dioscuri galloping right with couched spears; two stars above; ROMA, semi-incused, below.

Reference: Crawford 44/5; Sydenham 167; RSC Anonymous 1a.

Provenance: ex NAC 84 Part II (21 May 2015), Lot 1622.

This example is among the earliest of the very first denarii issue by the Roman Republic, circa 212 BCE. From 218-212 BCE, the excessive cost of the war with Hannibal and Carthage had necessitated debasement of Rome's silver quadrigatus coinage and several weight standard reductions in the bronze coinage. It was possibly the sack of Syracuse in 212 BCE that provided the silver infusion that Rome needed to reform their debased currency and introduce the denarius system. The earliest denarii had a semi-incuse ROMA inscription on the reverse, as seen here, reminiscent of the fully-incuse and semi-incuse inscriptions on the earlier quadrigati coinage. This early-style inscription was soon replaced by a relief inscription within a linear frame.
CarausiusFeb 18, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Overstruck "Anonymous" Corn Ear AE Quadrans0 viewsRome, The Republic.
Corn Ear Series (No Corn Ear), 214-212 BCE.
AE Quadrans (16.76g; 29mm).

Obv: Head of Hercules right in boarskin; three pellets (mark of value = 3 unciae) behind.

Rev: Bull leaping over snake; three pellets (mark of value) above; ROMA below.

Reference: Crawford 42/2var (no corn ear): See Russo, Essays Hersh (1998) p. 141.

Provenance: ex Agora Auction 70 (21 Nov 2017) Lot 194; ex RBW Collection duplicate (not in prior sales); ex P. Vecchi Auction 6 (14 Sep 1981) Lot 245.

In "Roman Republican Coinage", Michael Crawford recognized many silver “symbol” Republican series for which there were parallel “anonymous” types omitting the symbols. This coin is an anonymous version (missing symbol) of the Corn Ear Quadrans of the Crawford 42 series, produced in Sicily. It is identical in style to the Sicilian Corn Ear coins and only misses the symbol. Roberto Russo wrote about these anonymous coins in his article “Unpublished Roman Republican Bronze Coins” (Essays Hersh, 1998), where he notes that the parallel issue of anonymous silver coins to series with symbols applies equally to the bronze coins. Andrew McCabe takes this approach much further in his article “The Anonymous Struck Bronze Coinage of the Roman Republic” (Essays Russo, 2013) in which he links many of the anonymous Republican bronzes to symbol series based on precise style considerations. The takeaway from all this is that for many of the Roman Republican symbol series of the late Second Punic War and early 2nd Century BCE, there are parallel anonymous series identifiable by style. The rationale for these parallel issues is unclear, though possibly related to (a) governmental approvals for the issue or (b) mint control of the precious metal source from which the issue was struck or (c) workshop identification.

This particular example is overstruck, showing particular evidence of the under-type on the reverse. Based on that evidence and weight of the coin, I’ve concluded the under-type a Hieron II AE Obol imitative of Ptolemy II. The edge of the reverse shows the hairline of Zeus as depicted on this Hieron II issue.
CarausiusFeb 18, 2018
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Antony Legion III Denarius2 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Mark Antony, 31 BCE.
Mint travelling with Antony.
AR Denarius (3.69g; 18mm).

Obv: ANT AVG III VIR R P C; Galley right.

Rev: LEG III; Aquilia between two standards.

Reference: Crawford 544/15; HCRI 350; Syd 1217; Viereck, Die Römische Flotte (1975), p. 292 (this coin illustrated).

Provenance: ex CNG Classical Numismatic Review (Jul 2017); ex Triton IV (5 Dec 2000), Lot 432; ex Sternberg XII (18 Nov 1982), Lot 512; ex H.D.L. Viereck Collection (bef. 1975).

Produced by Antony in the lead-up to his final defeat at Actium by Octavian’s navy (commanded by Agrippa), the legionary series was a huge issue that recognized 23 legions under Antony’s command. These coins would continue to circulate throughout the Empire for several centuries after Antony’s loss.
CarausiusFeb 18, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, C. Vibius Pansa Denarius7 viewsRome, The Republic.
C. Vibius Pansa, 90 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.87g).

Obv: PANSA; mask of Pan, facing right.

Rev: C. VIBIV[S C F]; mask of Silenus, facing right.

Reference: Crawford 342/2; Sydenham 688 (R6); BMCRR Rome 2309

Provenance: ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli (d. 2001) Collection [NAC 92 (23 May 2016), Lot 308]; ex Munzen und Medaillen 61 (7-8 Oct 1982), Lot 266; ex Auctiones 7 (1977), Lot 554.

Naming puns on ancient coins became popular early with the Greeks (i.e. celery plant on coins of Selinos) and continued with the Romans. C. Vibius Pansa liked to joke about his name by depicting Pan on his coins. This denarius is a rare variety with the names beneath the portraits, rather than behind. Silenus’ portrait has a characteristic die break in the eye socket that nearly all coins struck from this die share - see Crawford's plate coin and RBW's coin for other examples of this die break. Either the die failed early, or most extant specimens were struck late.
2 commentsCarausiusFeb 18, 2018
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Aphrodite of Aphrodiasis3 viewsStatue of Aphrodite of Aphrodisias, today in the Archaeological Museum of Aphrodisias, Caria. Depicted on coins from Aphrodisias.JochenFeb 18, 2018
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Eirene with infant Plutos1 viewsRoman copy of the famous statue made by Kephisodotos, father of Praxiteles, today in the Glyptothek in Munich/GermanyJochenFeb 18, 2018
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Glykon Snake3 viewsStatuette of Glykon Snake, today in Museum of Constanta/Romania. Depicted on many coins from Thrace and Moesia inferior.JochenFeb 18, 2018
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Eros of Parium2 viewsA Roman copy of the statue Eros of Parium made by Praxiteles, found in Nicopolis a Istrum, today in the Archaeological Museum Sofia/Bulgaria. Depicted on coins from Parium.JochenFeb 18, 2018
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 230, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVII COS III P P, Salus seated left, #119 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 230, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVII COS III P P, Salus seated left, #1
avers:- SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right.
revers:- P M TR P XVII COS III P P, Salus seated left, feeding snake held in her arms.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-20,5mm, weight: 3,34g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 209 A.D.,ref: RIC IV-I 230, RSC-531,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 18, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.14.52.12 corr.0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 2.35g, 18.52mm, 225°
obv. AV KEC C - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICTRO
Basket with fruits
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1429:
is discussing KEC C and KE CE
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. #2401 (for the type only)
c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2017) No. 8.14.52.12 corr. (same dies writes KE CEP)
VF, dark green patina
JochenFeb 18, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom, Antigonos I Monophthalmos, 320 - 306 B.C., In the Name and Types of Alexander the Great.6 viewsSilver drachm, Hersh 29, Hersh Near East 2.1d, Price -, Müller Alexander -, SNG Cop -, SNG Munchen -, SNG Alpha Bank -, NGC Choice XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5 (2490379-006), 4.000g, 18.2mm, 0o, Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, struck under Menander, c. 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, head of ram left on left, AΛEΞAN∆POY, ( " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ) downward on right; very rare.

Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C., he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself King in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy, and Lysimachus, answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. Antigonus found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C. Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by Rome in 168 B.C. -- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

FORVM Ancient Coins./ The Sam Mansourati Collection.

*A special Thank to president Joe Sermarini for his work for complete information on this very rare Drachm.
SamFeb 18, 2018
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THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC.3 viewsAR Hemidrachm (13 mm, 2.31 gr)
Forepart of lion right, head reverted / Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; pellet and crested helmet in opposite sunken quarters. BMC –; McClean –; SNG Copenhagen –; SNG Berry 502. Choice VF, struck from artistic dies. Scarce.
SamFeb 18, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2017) 8.14.36.04 var.0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 16, 2.25g, 15.99mm, 270°
obv. AV KAI - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITW - N PROC ICTR
Homonoia in long garment, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopia in l.
arm and in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1395 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/&Hoeft/Jekov (2017) No, 8.14.36.4 var. (has AV KAI C, but here it is only AV)
KAI)
F+, dark green patina
JochenFeb 18, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2017) 8.18.09.09-13 (rev. only)0 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 17, 3.65g, 17.04mm, 180°
obv. M AV KAI - ANTONNO (read from outward)
Bust draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - P - ROC ICTR
Dionysos, nude, stg. frontal, looking l., resting with raised l. hand on ribboned thyrsos and
pouring from kantharos in extended r. hand
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1496 (for the rev. only)
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. #2952 (= AMNG 1496)
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2017):
rev. No. 8.18.8.9-13
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.10.13 (same die)
F, dark green patina
JochenFeb 18, 2018
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Mysia, Parium Commodus, RPC IV 31510 viewsMysia, Parium, Commodus, AD 177-192
AE 25, 7.31g, 24.69mm, 180°
obv. M CAE L AV - COMODVS
Bust, unbearded, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. [DEO CV]PIDINI - [COLON IVL HAD PA]
Eros, nude, stg. half left, chlamys over l. arm, l. hand on hip, r. hand extended over a small
column with head of Hermes (herm)
ref. RPC IV 3151; SNG von Aulock 1338
F, worn

The rev. shows the famous Eros of Parium made by Praxiteles
JochenFeb 18, 2018
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Mysia, Parium, Aemilianus, SNG France 15150 viewsMysia, Parium, Aemilianus, AD 253
AE 21, 4.6g
obv. IMP M AEM AEMILIANVS.A
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. CGI - HP
Eros, nude, stg. half left, chlamys over l. arm, l. hand on hip, r. hand extended over a small
column with head of Hermes (herm)
ref. RPC IX, 377; SNG France 1515
about VF, dark green patina
Pedigree:
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 43, 1, May 2016, Lot 632

The rev. shows the famous Eros of Parium made by Praxiteles.
JochenFeb 18, 2018
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Mysia, Parium, Severus Alexander, RPC IV online temp 38861 viewsMysia, Parium, Severus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 20, 6.15g
obv. IMP SEV - ALE XANDER AVG
Head, radiate, r.
rev. DEO CVPIDIN - I COL IC IL A(?) PA
Eros, nude, stg. half left, chlamys over l. arm, l. hand on hip, r. hand extended over a small
column with head of Hermes (herm)
ref. RPC IV online temp 3886 (3 ex., from same dies); not in BMC Mysia, not in SNG
Copenhagen, von Aulock, France, Tübingen, Canakkale, Leypold
extremely rare, VF, well centered, struck on small flan
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The rev. shows the famous Eros of Parium made by Praxiteles. Here we find the unusual and otherwise unknown legend DEO CVPIDINI: (dedicated) to the god Eros.
JochenFeb 18, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 162-163 A.D2 viewsAE 24.08mm (Thickness 3.52mm), weight 11.27g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Laureate and confronted (facing) heads of Marcus Aurelius left and Lucius Verus right, ANTwNINOC KAI OVHPOC CƐBACTOI.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing. Greek letter epsilon (Ɛ) in right field, Aradian era date 421 (AKY) above, ΑΡΑΔΙWΝ (Arados) below.
Martin RoweFeb 18, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.269, 688 - Faustina II, Juno standing3 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust right, without band of pearls
Rev.: IVNO, Juno, veiled, standing left, patera in right, long scepter in left, peacock at feet
Ag, 2.83g, 18.3mm
Ref.: RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) 688, CRE -

I have two other versions of this type in my gallery:

bust with band of pearls:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-109802

different hairstyle:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-137130
shanxiFeb 18, 2018
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RIC 1, p.124, 66 - Antonia, CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI2 viewsAntonia
Daughter of Mark Antony, Wife of Nero Drusus, Mother of Claudius, Grandmother of Caligula
AR Denarius, Rome mint, AD 41-42
Obv: ANTONIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, wearing barley wreath
Rev: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI (consistency of the emperor), Antonia standing facing, draped as Constantia, long torch in right, cornucopia in left
Ag, 3.717g, maximum diameter 18.9mm, die axis 225deg
Ref.: RIC 66, BMCRE I Claudius 111, Cohen 2, SRCV I 1900, CRE 1 [R2]
Ex Jyrki Muona Collection
Ex FORVM
shanxiFeb 18, 2018
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Licinius I (RICVII#15 Heraclea )0 viewsLicinius I (308-324 AD) AE3 Reduced Follis 18mm

Obverse- IMPLICINIVS AVG- Laureate,draped bust left holding globe sceptre and mappa.

Reverse- PROVDENTIAE AVGG- Campgate with 3 turrets,no door,8 layers.

Exergue- HTA minted (316-317)Heraclea Thrace 1st oficina...RIC VII#15
Paul R3Feb 18, 2018
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5940 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 134-35 AD Hermanubis standing4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5940; Köln 1146; D1387; Emmett 858

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ or L ΙΘ = year 19

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

Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ
Hermanubis standing facing, head r., holding caduceus and palm-branch; to l., jackal

13.51 gr
mm
h

Note.
(Münzhandlung) Kobe von Koppenfels. und aus Auktion AUCTIONES AG, Basel 26 (1996),401.
1 commentsokidokiFeb 18, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.093, 500b - Faustina II, Concordia standing4 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG ANTO-NINI AVG PII FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: CONCOR-DIA, Concordia standing, head right, holding cornucopia and raising skirt with her right hand
Ag, 20mm, 2.89g
Ref.: RIC III 500b, RSC 44, CRE 163 [S]
1 commentsshanxiFeb 18, 2018
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Ara Pacis3 viewsThe Ara Pacis Augustae (Latin, "Altar of Augustan Peace"; commonly shortened to Ara Pacis) is an altar in Rome dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace. The monument was commissioned by the Roman Senate on July 4, 13 B.C. to honor the return of Augustus to Rome after three years in Hispania and Gaul, and consecrated on January 30, 9 B.C. Originally located on the northern outskirts of Rome, a Roman mile from the boundary of the pomerium on the west side of the Via Flaminia, it stood in the northeastern corner of the Campus Martius, the former flood plain of the Tiber River and gradually became buried under 4 metres (13 ft) of silt deposits. It was reassembled in its current location, now the Museum of the Ara Pacis, in 1938.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara_Pacis
Joe SermariniFeb 18, 2018
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 065, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PON TR P V COS, Two Parthian captives with the trophy,29 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 065, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PON TR P V COS, Two Parthian captives with the trophy,
avers:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, and draped bust right.
revers:- PART MAX PON TR P V COS, Two Parthian captives seated on each side of the trophy of captured arms.
exe: , diameter: 18,5-19,0 mm, weight: 3,03g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-065, p-, RSC-179a,
Q-001
quadransFeb 18, 2018
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 166, Rome, AR-Denarius, RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Roma seated left, Scarce!29 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 166, Rome, AR-Denarius, RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Roma seated left, Scarce!
avers:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear, shield at side.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 17,5-20,0mm, weight: 3,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 206-210 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-166, p-, RSC-549, BMC-, Scarce!
Q-001
quadransFeb 17, 2018
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Elaia, Athena, wreath, Hemiobol5 viewsElaia
Asia Minor, Aiolis
AR Hemiobol, 450-400 BC
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev.: olive wreath
Ag, 6mm, 0.28g
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 7680 var. (head left), obverse die match with "CNG Elec. Auc. 334 (9/2014), lot 59"
1 commentsshanxiFeb 17, 2018
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Probus8 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis, seen from back.
PROVIDENT AVG; Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
Ex: SXXT
Ticinum
RIC 399var.
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 17, 2018
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Probus10 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust le , holding spear and shield; Shield decorated with a floret.
IOVI CONSERVAT; Emperor standing right, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left.
Ex: VXXT
Ticinum
RIC 388
Julianus of PannoniaFeb 17, 2018
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Probus6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to left, holding spear and shield.
VIRTVS AVG; Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear and leaning on shield.
Ex: QXXT
Ticinum
RIC 437var.
Julianus of PannoniaFeb 17, 2018
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Probus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right, holding spear.
ABVNDANTIA AVG; Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae.
Ex: IIII
Lugdunum
RIC 59 / HO 011
Julianus of PannoniaFeb 17, 2018
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Carinus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
CARINVS NOBIL CAES; Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
PRINCIPI IVVENTVT; Emperor standing left, holding globe and spear; Retrograde C in left field.
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC 150
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 17, 2018
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Carinus9 viewsAE-Antoninianus
CARINVS NOBIL CAES; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right, holding staff over left shoulder
SAECVLI FELICITAS; Emperor stg. right holding spear and globe; C in right Field
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC.152 ; B.496 pl. LI (5 ex.)
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 17, 2018
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 293e, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P XX COS IIII P P, Sol radiate, standing left with the whip, #0334 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 293e, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P XX COS IIII P P, Sol radiate, standing left with the whip, #03
avers:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Radiate, draped bust right, seen half from the back.
revers:- P M TR P XX COS IIII P P, Sol radiate, standing left, raising right hand and holding the whip.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 21,5-23,0mm, weight: 4,74g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-293e, p-256, RSC-390,
Q-003
quadransFeb 17, 2018
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Licinius I (RIC VII#155 Arles)-Unlisted-0 viewsLicinius I AE Follis 20mm/3.43gr (Emperors name Misspelled)

Obverse-IMP LICINVS PF AVG- laureate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse-REV SOLI INVICTO COMITI- Sol standing right, looking left, chlamys across chest and over his left arm, holding globe and raising right hand. C-S across fields

Exergue-PARL- minted 313-318AD Arles
Paul R3Feb 17, 2018
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Aurelianus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right; Cuirass decorated with: Emperor standing right, receiving Victory from Roma seated left on shield, holding spear.
IOVI CONSER; Emperor standing right, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, both holding sceptre.
Ex: S
Serdica
RIC 129
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 17, 2018
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 300, Rome, AR-Denarius, INDVLGENTIAE AVG, Indulgentia seated left,30 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 300, Rome, AR-Denarius, INDVLGENTIAE AVG, Indulgentia seated left,
avers:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate head right.
revers:- INDVLGENTIAE AVG, Indulgentia seated left holding patera and scepter.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,5mm, weight: 3,03g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 213 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-300, p-, RSC-103, BMC-68,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 17, 2018
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Unidentified King (uncertain dates)7 viewsvan't Haaff 21.2.1-1 var. (facing left and dots on reverse); de Morgan --; BMC plate XLII, 22-25 var.; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE unit (denomination undetermined), 1.90 g., 10.89 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Bust facing left, side whiskers, hair tuft at back of head

Rev: Upturned crescent with dot above and below, all within wreath

According to van't Haaf, too few of these coins are known to determine their denomination. Further, on the few coins that were then known, too little detail on the obverse remained to obtain a complete description, other than that the bust faces right. There are now sufficient examples from which to do so. This coin is unusual in that the bust faces left. Those that were then known have three dots below the crescent and none above. Yet the type appears to be more common with one dot above and another below.
2 commentsStkpFeb 17, 2018
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Sear 15564 viewsConstantine V Copronymus (741 – 775 CE) Follis, weight 2.2g, diameter 19mm. Mint of Constantinople.Abu GalyonFeb 17, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 140-139 B.C1 viewsAE 15.25mm (Thickness 2.78mm), weight 3.37g, 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 mem (M) and ayin (`) above, Aradian era date 120 below.
Martin RoweFeb 17, 2018
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M. Acilius M.f, Denarius4 viewsM. Acilius M.f, Denarius

RRC 255/1
130 b.c.

Av: Helmeted head of Roma right, M•ACILIVS•M•F• around within two dotted lines.
Rv: Hercules, holding trophy and club, in slow quadriga right; ROMA in exergue.

From Martina Dieterle, World Money Fair, Berlin, 03.02.2017 (as Ex Roma X1, 7.4.2016)
3 commentsNorbertFeb 17, 2018
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171 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Abundantia/Annona5 viewsReference.
Strack 166; RIC 171d c-379

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right

Rev. COS III
Abundantia seated left holding hook and cornucopiae, right foot on modius, globe in exergue.

3.10 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
FORVM coin
2 commentsokidokiFeb 17, 2018
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01 Constantius II4 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
TEMP-REPARATIO , soldier spearing fallen horseman, bare head, reaching (headwear/hairstyle not in RIC)
ALEA / M in left field
Alexandria 84
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Feb 17, 2018
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ARAB-BYZANTINE, Umayyad Caliphate. Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan. AH 41-60 / AD 661-680. or 661-697 A.D.6 viewsObverse :
KAΛON “bi-hims” بحمص
Facing bust of Byzantine emperor, holding globus cruciger; to left, KAΛON; to right, “bi-hims” in Arabic and bird’s-eye.

Reverse:
Є/M/I С/H/С - Large M
Large m; star flanked by bird’s eyes above; ground line below; Є/M/I С/H/С to left and right; “tayyib” طيب in Arabic above “dumbell” flanked by pellets in exergue.

Attribution: Sica I 538 / Walker 65v / Arab Byzantine 65; Album 110

Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan was the first Umayyad caliph , from AH 41-60 (died) / AD 661-680


From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSamFeb 17, 2018
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CALABRIA, TARAS, AR 1/6 Stater or diobol, 500-480 BC 4 viewsweight 1,25gr. | silver Ř 11mm.
obv. Dolphin right, cockle-shell below
rev. Hippocamp right, TAPA (retrograde) above
BMC 55 | cf. Vlasto 1132 | Côte 34 | cf. SNG.Copenhagen 783 |
cf. SNG.Paris 1612 | cf. Historia Numorum, Italy 829 | Sear 227 R
Rare cointype in an attractive condition.
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1 commentsLeoFeb 17, 2018
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CALABRIA, TARAS, AR Obol - 4th century B.C.6 viewsweight 0,55gr. | silver 10mm.
obv. Female head right, surrounded by serpents
rev. Kantharos, 5 dots arround, TA above
BMC 431var. | SNG.Copenhagen- | Historia Numorum- |
SNG.Paris 2082 | SNG.München- | Jameson 131 | Vlasto 1216 RR
a very rare and intriguing cointype
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1 commentsLeoFeb 17, 2018
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Antioch, Syria, AE 32

Obv: AVT. K. MAV. ANTΩNINOC CE. Laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: ANTIOXεΩN MT KOΛ, Tyche seated left on rocks, holding grain ears in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; below, river-god Orontes swimming left; above, ram leaping left, head right; S-C and Δ-ε across upper field. No symbol in reverse field.
32 mm, 14.84 gms

McAlee 803(a)
Charles MFeb 16, 2018
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Sear 02451 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Pentanummium, weight 1.72g, diameter 17mm. Mint of Antioch.Abu GalyonFeb 16, 2018
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Leo VI the Wise. 886-912. Ć 40 Nummi , Follis 7 viewsConstantinople mint. + LЄOn ЬAS ILЄVS ROm’, crowned half-length bust facing, holding akakia / +LЄOn/Єn ӨЄO ЬA/SILЄVS R/OmЄOn in four lines. a EF.2 commentsSamFeb 16, 2018
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Attribution to follow4 views1 commentsPaul R3Feb 16, 2018
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Trajan ar Denarius 98-117AD RICII # 1181 viewsTrajan ar Denarius 98-117AD 20mm/2.66gr (Minted 103-111AD)

Obverse-IMPTRAIANO AVG GER DAC PMTRP laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder

Reverse-COS VPPS PQR OPTIMO PRINC Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.

RIC II# 118
Paul R3Feb 16, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.093, 497var. - Faustina II, Spes 3 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust left
Rev.: AVGVSTI P II FIL, Spes standing facing, head left, holding flower and raising skirt.
Ag, 15 mm, 2.7g
Ref.: RIC 497 var. [bust right], CRE 218 [R4]
shanxiFeb 16, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Didrachm - Quadrigatus (Crawford 28)4 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, 225-214 BCE.
AR Didrachm/Quadrigatus (7.25 g; 21mm).
Apulian Mint.

Obv: Janiform head with straight neck truncaction.

Rev: Jupiter and Victory on fast quadriga, right; ROMA in relief within linear frame below.

Reference: Crawford 28/3; Sydenham 65; BMCRR 101; Gentilehomme II.B.1.

Provenance: Ex NAC 92 (24 May 2016), Lot 1517.

The last few series of Roman silver didrachm coinage, produced from 225-214 BCE, are nicknamed "quadrigati" because of the common reverse type of Jupiter and Victory in a fast quadriga. Crawford's arrangement of quadrigati into distinct series requires a great amount of study to understand. Collectors and dealers alike often misattribute quadrigati among Crawford's series.

The Crawford 28 series of quadrigati, to which this example belongs, really should be split into two separate series. The first (early) series of 28s are almost certainly the earliest of the quadrigatus coinage - struck in good silver and of fine style in high relief with ROMA incuse in a rectangular tablet. The second (later) series of 28s, shown here, is of lower quality style and fabric; the neck truncation is wide and straight; ROMA is in relief in a linear frame.
1 commentsCarausiusFeb 16, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Didrachm - Quadrigatus (Crawford 29)11 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous, 225-214 BCE
AR Didrachm/Quadrigatus (6.91g; 22mm).

Obv: Janiform head.

Rev: Jupiter and Victory in quadriga galloping right; beneath, ROMA in relief on raised tablet.

Reference: Crawford 29/3; Sydenham 64d

Provenance: ex Numismatik Lanz 163 (7 Dec 2016), Lot 154; Gorny & Mosch 69 (1994), Lot 493.

The last few series of Roman silver didrachm coinage, produced from 225-214 BCE, are nicknamed "quadrigati" because of the common reverse type of Jupiter and Victory in a fast quadriga. Crawford's arrangement of quadrigati into distinct series requires a great amount of study to understand. Collectors and dealers alike often misattribute quadrigati among Crawford's series.

This example is from the Crawford 29 series, recognizable by the "V" neck truncation on the Janiform head, and the ROMA inscription in relief on a trapezoidal tablet. Crawford also recognized an incuse variety of this series, again with a fully-trapezoidal tablet. Crawford 29 series flans are generally well made.
5 commentsCarausiusFeb 16, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT. K. M. AVP. C. ANTεNINOC C Laureate head right .
Rev. S·C, Δ above, ε below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
18 mm, 4.67 gms

McAlee 777(c)
Charles MFeb 16, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT. KAI.(...)NεINOC , laureate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
18 mm, 6.37 gms.

McAlee 782(b)
Charles MFeb 16, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv. (...) ANTΩN(...), laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
17 mm, 4.04 gms

McAlee 783(c)
Charles MFeb 16, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Spinther AR Denarius11 viewsRome, The Republic.
Pub. Lentulus P.f.L.n. Spinther, 71 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.85g; 18mm).
Rome Mint

Obv: Q●S●C; Hercules head right.

Rev: P●LENT●P●F / [L]●N; Genius Romani seated facing on chair, holding coruncopia and scepter, being crowned by Victory.

Provenance: ex Collection of a Director [Triton XX (10 Jan 2017) Lot 525; ex Eton College Collection [Sotheby's (1 Dec 1976) Lot 219).

In my humble opinion, this is one of the more artistic reverse types of the Roman Republic denarius series – almost Greek in execution. It depicts Genius of the Roman People exerting dominance over the world with one foot on the globe while being crowned victorious. The message may be related to the ongoing wars with Sertorius in Spain, Mithridates in the East and possibly the servile revolt led by Spartacus in Italy (if the 71BC date proposed by Hersh and Walker is accepted, see below). Other members of the Cornelia gens also depicted Genius of the Roman People on their coinages, so the cult of Genius may have been important to the family, or it may be coincidental that the Corneliae happened to strike these coins during strife when the message of the Genius of the Roman People would have been appropriate. Crawford agrees with the latter explanation. SC [Senatus consulto] in the obverse legend suggests it was struck by special decree of the Roman Senate.

The coin is scarce and missing from many major hoards, making it difficult to precisely date. In fact, it’s listed in only four hoards on Table XIII in Crawford’s Roman Republican Coin Hoards. Of those four hoards: in two hoards (Cosa and Palestrina), it’s deemed the final issue (terminus ante quem), lacking the context of later coins; in the third hoard (Tolfa), it’s the next to last issue with the last being a serrate denarius of Q. Creperei Rocus, which Crawford dates to 72BC; and in the fourth hoard (San Gregorio), it appears in the middle context in which Rocus is again the next latest coin. Crawford’s Roman Republican Coinage dates the coin 74BC, concurring with Grueber’s dating in the British Museum Catalogue. David Sear stuck with Crawford’s dating of 74BC in the Millennium Edition of Roman Coins and Their Values. However, in their 1984 analysis of the Mesagne Hoard (which contained no examples of this coin), Hersh and Walker revised the dating to 71BC, which lumps the Spinther issue with several other, non-serrate, “SC” issues of the late 70s. Hersh and Walker re-date the serrate Rocus issue to 69BC, where it is lumped with other serrate issues. In my collection catalogue, I’ve chosen to use the 71BC date proposed by Hersh and Walker, because it fits neatly with the fabric and special circumstances of the coinage and is consistent with the cursus honorum dates discussed in the following paragraph.

The moneyer was the Quaestor, P. Cornelius Lentulus, whose nickname was Spinther (reportedly because he resembled an actor by that name). It was a nickname that he clearly liked as both he and his son later used it on coins. Spinther, an aristocrat of the Cornelia gens, was liked by Julius Caesar and rose through the cursus honorum, beginning with his Quaestorship when this coin was struck. He was elected Aedile in 63BC and worked with Cicero in suppressing the Cataline conspiracy. The date of his Aedileship is important in that 6-8 years was the required waiting period between Quaestor and Aedile in the cursus honorum, the career path for a Roman politician, which is consistent with Hersh and Walker’s proposed dating of this coin issue to 71BC; Crawford’s dating of 74BC implied that Spinther failed to reach the Aedileship for several years after he qualified for the position (being elected in the first qualification year was an important distinction to the Romans, though certainly an accomplishment that many Roman aristocrats failed to attain). He was later governor of part of Spain. With Caesar’s help, he was elected consul in 57BC, when he recalled Cicero from exile. Thereafter he governed Cilicia, at which time Cicero wrote him a still-surviving letter. As relations deteriorated between Caesar and Pompey, Spinther sided with Pompey. Despite initial offers of amnesty by Caesar, Spinther would not remain neutral and was eventually killed or committed suicide during the civil wars. His son later allied with Caesar’s assassins and struck the well-known LENTVLVS SPINT coins for both Brutus and Cassius.

This example comes from the Eton College Collection, which was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1976. Eton College initiated its ancient coin collection by acquiring a large group of British Museum duplicates in the 1870s, and Eton added to this collection in the ensuing years. By the mid-1970s, the ancient coin market was white-hot, and Eton decided to cash-out the lion’s share of its collection, keeping a representative core for study purposes. I’ve contacted the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals to link this coin to the original tranche of BM duplicates purchased by Eton. Unfortunately, before adoption of modern curatorial standards, the BM did not accession duplicates into the BM collection; rather, they simply put duplicates into the “duplicates cabinet” without cataloging them. These uncatalogued duplicates would be sold or traded from time to time to acquire needed specimens for the BM collection. There might be record of the transaction somewhere at the BM, but there would be no description of the duplicates sold. By 1980 or so, the BM began cataloguing all coins, even duplicates. There is an 1880s book published about Eton's Roman coin collection, but it describes only a representative sample of the collection and this coin is not included.

4 commentsCarausiusFeb 16, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, "Mule" Titia/Pansa AE As7 viewsRome, The Republic
Q. Titius, 90 BCE
AE As (10.78g; 27mm)

Obv: Head of Janus w/rounded beard (Pansa obv die).

Rev: Prow r; palm-branch behind prow; Q●TITI above (Titius rev die)

Reference: Crawford 341/4d; Hannover 2942 (dies); c.f. Hannover 2974 (Pansa)(obv die)

Provenance: Savoca 12 (22 Jan 2017) Lot 457

Hybrid mule of rare Q. Titius reverse with a "rounded-beard" Janus obverse of Pansa. See Hannover 2974 (Pansa) for only other known example.

Circa 90 B.C., during the time of the Social War, Q. Titius and C. Vibius C.F. Pansa were co-moneyers at Rome. 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. Not much is known of TItius or Pansa. TItius is the only member of the TItia gens for whom coins are known. Pansa was possibly the father of the later Pansa who struck coins in 49 BC and became consul in 43BC.

Some of TItius’ silver coin types feature a male head with long, pointed beard. There is speculation that the head represents Mutinus Titinus, another name of the minor god Priapus, and a naming pun for Titius. His AE asses overwhelmingly depict a Janiform head with atypical, long. pointy beard, resembling the head shown on his silver coins.

On the other hand, obverses of Pansa’s AE asses overwhelmingly depict Janus with a more traditional, curled beard. The fact that the obverse styles of Pansa’s and TItius’ contemporaneous asses are so different supports the argument that the pointy-bearded character on TItius’ coins represents someone other than Janus.

The fact that Titius and Pansa served as moneyers at the same time is evidenced by occasional mules of Titius’ pointy-bearded obverses with Pansa reverses and vice versa.

An online search of acsearch, Coin Archives and Coins of the Roman Republic Online yielded only four auction sales and one ANS example of this rare reverse, and all of them were paired with a pointy-bearded obverse. However, the Kestner Museum Hannover has a similar mule that may be a double die match to my coin (see Berger, Hannover 2942). Further, the Kestner Museum has a Pansa AE As in their collection with an apparent obverse die match to my mule (see Berger, Hannover 2974).

Are these Titius/Pansa mules indicative of particular administrative practices at the mint?

One possibility is that obverse dies, which contained no legends, were mixed freely among the two moneyers; however, the overwhelming conformity of pointy-bearded TItius asses and curled-beard Pansa asses refutes this suggestion. The mules are too scarce to suggest any freewheeling intent.

Second possibility is that all dies, TItius’ and Pansa’s, were controlled by a central mint repository which assigned the dies to teams at the commencement of work shifts and likely collected them for security at the end of work shifts. Care was certainly taken to pair pointy-bearded Janus obverses with TItius reverses, as evidenced by the super-majority of extant coins. Mistakes were inevitably made. How long it took the mint to correct such mistakes is unclear. The fact that my collection and the Kestner Museum share a mule from the same dies suggests that a good number of coins were made by those dies. The fact that Kestner Museum also has the same Pansa obverse die paired with a correct Pansa reverse proves that die combination was a likely mistake; whether the correct pairing was made at a previous work shift, at a subsequent work shift when dies were reassigned, or in the middle of the same work shift cannot be determined – the coins are not in such great condition that die states can be easily compared.

Third, the mules suggest that TItius’ and Pansa’s coins were struck at the same mint and perhaps in the same workshop by different striking teams. I don’t think it’s possible to extrapolate whether the dies were controlled on a workshop basis vs. a full mint basis.
CarausiusFeb 16, 2018
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Restio AR Denarius3 viewsRome, The Republic
C. Antius Restiio, 47 BC
Rome Mint

Obv: RESTIO; Head of Restio right.

Rev: C ANTIVS C F; Hercules advancing right with club and trophy.

Reference: Crawford 455/1b; HCRI 34; Sydenham 970 var (no cloak over arm); Banti Antia 1/2 (this coin)

Provenance: ex Student & Mentor Collection [NAC 83 (20 May 2015) Lot 411]; ex F. Sternberg VII (1977), Lot 448; ex Carlo Crippa List 3 (1967), Lot 394.

This is a rare variety of Restio denarius, on which Hercules bears no cloak over his left arm. Banti has only three of this variety in his corpus.
1 commentsCarausiusFeb 16, 2018
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Antony Legion VI Denarius2 viewsRome, The Imperators
Mint traveling with Antony, ca. 31 BC
AR Denarius

Obv: ANT AVG III VIR R P C; Galley right.

Rev: LEG VI; Aquilia between two standards.

Reference: Crawford 544/19; HCRI 356

Provenance: ex CNG Sep 2016; ex Kirk Davis FPL 37 (Jan 2002), No. 45.

Produced by Antony in the lead-up to his final defeat at Actium by Octavian’s navy (commanded by Agrippa), the legionary series was a huge issue that recognized 23 legions under Antony’s command. These coins would continue to circulate throughout the Empire for several centuries after Antony’s loss.

1 commentsCarausiusFeb 16, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Semilibral Struck AE Quadrans0 viewsRome, The Republic.
Semilibral Reduction, 217-215 BC
AE Struck Quadrans (37.12g; 33mm)

Obv: Youthful hd of Hercules in boarskin r; three pellets (mark of value=3 unciae) behind

Rev: Bull leaping right, snake below; three pellets (mark of value = 3 unciae) above; ROMA below

Reference: Crawford 39/2; Sydenham 94

Provenance: Dr. W. Neussel Sen. (d. Dec. 1975) Collection [Peus Auction 420/421 (1 Nov 2017), Lot 65]

This coin is part of a short-lived series struck collateral to the standard prow types (Crawford 38) in 217-215 BC. The economic hardship on Rome imposed by Hannibal’s invasion led to a rapid decline in the weight of Roman bronze coins, resulting in the adoption of a semi-libral bronze standard (AE As of ˝ Roman pound) and eventual elimination of cast coins. The Series 39 types and their relationship to contemporaneous Second Punic War events are interesting to ponder. Hercules is an important figure, appearing on two of the 10 available sides of the series. Likely this is a paradigm of Roman stregnth and heroism during the War. While Crawford attributes the 39 series to the Rome mint, I believe the types and fabric of the coins are inconsistent with the contemporaneous, Crawford 38 prow types which are also attributed to Rome.
CarausiusFeb 16, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT. K(...). Radiate head of Elagabalus right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: S·C, K above, A below, all in plain circle surrounded by laurel wreath of eight elements. Wreath fastened at top with garland.
13 mm, 3.81gms

McAlee 797
Charles MFeb 16, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT KAI M AV(...), laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
16 mm, 6.0 gms

McAlee 783(b)
Charles MFeb 16, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv. (...)K·M·AV(...), laureate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ above, ε below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with diamond.
17 mm, 4.13 gms

McAlee 777(a)
Charles MFeb 16, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT. KAI. MAP. ANTΩNεINOC, radiate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
16 mm, 3.87 gms

McAlee 788(b)
Charles MFeb 16, 2018
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Struck A.D.317 - 320. LICINIUS I. AE3 of Nicomedia0 viewsObverse: IMP LICINIVS AVG. Laureate bust of Licinius, wearing imperial mantle, facing left, and holding globe, mappa and sceptre.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG. Jupiter standing facing left, holding Victory in his right hand and sceptre in his left, palm branch to left at his feet. In right field, Epsilon; in exergue, SMN.
Weight: 3.0gms
RIC VII : 24
SCARCE
*AlexFeb 16, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT. KAI. M(...) , laureate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
18 mm, 4.39 gms.

McAlee 782(b)
Charles MFeb 16, 2018
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asmcalee780c11 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. Radiate head right (legend mostly obscured).
Rev. S·C, Δ above, ε below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with garland(?).
15 mm, 2.98 gms (smaller than usual for this type)

McAlee 780(c)
Charles MFeb 16, 2018
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Struck A.D.321. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Treveri (Trier)0 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS. Globe set on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX in three lines; above, three stars; in exergue, PTR
RIC VII : 303
*AlexFeb 16, 2018
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Antioch, Syria

Obv: (...) ANTΩNεINOC. Laureate head of Elagabalus right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: S·C, K above, A below, all in plain circle surrounded by laurel wreath of eight elements. Wreath fastened at top with garland.
14 mm, 3.46gms

McAlee 796
Charles MFeb 16, 2018
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Byzantine Empire, Constans II, September 641 - 15 July 668 A.D.7 viewsGold solidus, DOC II-2 Heraclonas 1c (not in the coll., refs. T.), Hahn MIB 3a, Tolstoi 13, Sommer 12.1, SBCV 936, Wroth BMC -, Morrison BnF -; Ratto -, VF, well centered, double strike, some legend weak, light scratches and bumps, 8th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.479g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o, Sep 641 - 642/644 A.D.; obverse d N CONSTANTINYS P P AVG, crowned and cuirassed beardless bust facing, small head, wearing chlamys, crown ornamented with cross on circlet, globus cruciger in right hand; reverse VICTORIA AVGY H, cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue.

EX FORVM Coin Shop.

In 641, when Heraclius died, he was succeeded by his sons Constantine III and Heracleonas. When Constantine III died after only a few months, the Byzantine people suspected that Heracleonas had poisoned him. Heracleonas was deposed, mutilated and banished. Constans II, the son of Constantine III, became emperor. This type is attributed to Heraclonas in DOC II-2 and Morrison BnF but today it is accepted as the first issue of Constantine II.
5 commentsSamFeb 15, 2018
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RIC.41 Victorinus, antoninianus (Aeqvitas Avg)2 viewsVictorinus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (269-271)
Antoninianus: Aeqvitas Avg (1st emission, end 269, Cologne)

Billon (20 ‰), 3.27 g, diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 7 h

A/ IMP C PI VICTO[RINVS P F AVG]; radiate and cuirassed bust right
R/ AEQVITAS AVG; Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornupiae

Origin: Irchester hoard
EG.223
DrogerFeb 15, 2018
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RIC.57 Victorinus, antoninianus (Pietas Avg)1 viewsVictorinus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (269-271)
Antoninianus: PietasAvg (3rd emission, mid-end 270, Cologne)

Billon (20 ‰), 3.72 g, diameter 20 mm, die axis 7 h

A/ IMP C VICTOR[INVS P F A]VG; radiate and cuirassed bust left
R/ PIETAS AVG; Pietas standing left, sacrificing at altar and holding box of perfumes

EG.240
DrogerFeb 15, 2018
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Constantius II as Caesar, follis4 viewsConstantius II as Caesar, follis
2,45 gr. 17mm.
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C / laurated buste right, wearing paludamentum and cuirass
rev. GLORIA EXERCITVS, SMALA in exergue / two soldiers standing facing each other, each resting on spear and shield, two standards between them
RIC 59 (R4)
MarsmanFeb 15, 2018
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Probus, antoninianus8 viewsProbus, silvered antoninianus
Rome mint, 7th officina
279 AD
23.5 mm, 3.7g
Obv. IMP PRO-BVS AVG, Bust of Probus, radiate and cuirassed, facing right
Rev. ADVEN-TVS AVG, Probus, in military attire, on horseback left, raising his right hand in salute and holding sceptre in his left; to left, seated captive; in exergue: R, crescent, ς
RIC V 157
1 commentsMarsmanFeb 15, 2018
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Licinius I (RIC VII#86 Aquileia)3 viewsLicinius I 308-324AD AE3 Follis

Obverse-IMPLICI NIVS AVG,(Laureate head right)

Reverse-DOMININLICINIAVG,(Laurel wreath around VOT.XX

Exergue..AQS

RIC VII#86 Aquileia
1 commentsPaul R3Feb 15, 2018
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Licinius I (RICVII#48B Heraclea )3 viewsLicinius I AE3 Follis. AD 318-320.

Obverse- IMP LICI-NIVS AVG, laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, holding globe, sceptre and mappa

Reverse-PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, campgate with three turrets, no door,6 layers, Λ in right field.

Mintmark SMHB RIC VII #48 ( Heraclea mint 2nd oficina)

(Note: RIC wrongly describes the bust as facing left.)
Paul R3Feb 15, 2018
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Licinius I (RIC VII#8 Siscia)2 viewsLicinius I AE Follis. 20mm dia/ 3.2gr

Obverse- IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate head right

Reverse- IOVI CON-SERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding victory and sceptre, eagle at foot with wreath in its beak,gamma to right.

Mintmark SIS. RIC VII 8G (Siscia oficina3)
Paul R3Feb 15, 2018
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Licinius I RIC VII#17 (Heraclea)4 viewsLicinius I AE3. AD 317. 19mmdia (some silvering remains)

Obverse-IMP LICI-NIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust left, holding globe, sceptre and mappa

Reverse-PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, campgate, 5 layers, three turrets, no doors.

Mintmark MHTA. RIC VII 17 Heraclea 1st oficina (minted 317AD)
1 commentsPaul R3Feb 15, 2018
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07 Constantius II2 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, 3 pellets above and 3 pellets below shield boss, spearing a fallen horseman, no beard,wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching back , Gamma left, SMKA in ex.
Cyzikus 93
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legionary Denarius 0 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG II, eagle between standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.75g, 17mm
RSC 27, Cr544/14, Syd 1216
LegatusFeb 15, 2018
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P CLODIUS MF TURRINUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS CLAUDIUS AR Denarius 0 viewsOBVERSE: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind
REVERSE: Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand; P CLODIVS right, M F on left
Rome 42BC
3.02g, 19mm
Cr494/23, Claudia 15
LegatusFeb 15, 2018
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Attica, Athens (353 - 294 B.C)18 viewsAR Tetradrachm
O: Helmeted head of Athena right
R: AΘE Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
16.59g
21 mm
Kroll -; HGC 4, 1599

Ex. Numismatik-Naumann, Auction 52, Lot 126
4 commentsMatFeb 15, 2018
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Byzantine Empire / Constans II , (AD 641-648 )5 viewsAE Follis.
Emperor standing (long beard) / m.
1 commentsSamFeb 14, 2018
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Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.12 g, 6h). Commemorating the Secular Games/1000th Anniversary of Rome. 11 viewsRome mint, 2nd officina. 9th emission, AD 248. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf left, suckling twins Remus and Romulus; II in exergue. RIC IV 15; RSC 178. gVF, toned, some verdigris. 4 commentsSamFeb 14, 2018
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Ionia, Miletos: Anonymous (295-275 BCE) AR Drachm (Price 2151; Marcellesi 29)2 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, MI (civic) monogram in left field
Quant.GeekFeb 14, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Miletos (Price 2100; ADM I Series III)2 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, grain ear in left field
Quant.GeekFeb 14, 2018
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CONSTANTINOPLE: Leo I5 viewsLeo I. AD 457-474. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.46 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 10th officina. Struck AD 462 or 466. D N LEO PE RPET AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield with horseman motif / VICTORI A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long, jeweled cross in right hand; star to right; I//CONOB. RIC X 605; Depeyrot 93/1. VF, “X” graffito on obverse, a few light marks on reverse.3 commentsMolinariFeb 14, 2018
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Struck A.D.330 - 333. CONSTANTIUS II as CAESAR. AE3 of Siscia1 viewsObverse: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantius facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers standing either side of two standards; in exergue, ASIS.
RIC VII : 221.
VERY RARE
*AlexFeb 14, 2018
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Struck A.D.350. CONSTANTIUS II as Augustus. AE2 Maiorina of Siscia0 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II facing right. Behind head, A; below chin, star.
Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM. Constantius II standing facing left, star above head, holding labarum in each hand. In left field, A; in exergue, •ASIS•.
RIC VIII : 284.
SCARCE
*AlexFeb 14, 2018
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Struck A.D.320. LICINIUS II as CAESAR. AE3 of Siscia0 viewsObverse: LICINIVS IVN NOB C. Laureate head of Licinius II facing right.
Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around VOT • V within laurel-wreath; in exergue, ΔSIS.
RIC VII : 155
RARE
*AlexFeb 14, 2018
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Attribution to follow1 viewsPaul R3Feb 14, 2018
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03 Constantius II7 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANA.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
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Domitian RIC-55536 viewsAR Denarius, 2.88g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 555 (R2). BMC p. 325 note. RSC 233a.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII across field; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Private Collection.

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

A bit under weight, but in fine style and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 13, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.269, 686 var. - Faustina II, Hilaritas4 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, AD 161-175
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, band of pearls
Rev.: HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm and cornucopiae
Ag, 3g, 18.1 x 19.5mm
Ref.: RIC 686 var. (band of pearls)

I have a second version of this type in my gallery:
bust without band of pearls:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-112795
shanxiFeb 13, 2018
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse10 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Drachm (380-337 BC. )
Obv.: Head of nymph Larissa facing, head turned slightly to left, wearing ampyx, earring and simple necklace
Rev: [ΛΑ]-Ρ-ΙΣΑ, Hero Thessalos wearing petasos and chlamys, standing right, left foot raised, restraining bridled horse moving right.
Ag, 5.76g, 18mm
Ref.: Lorber, Middle Series III, O1/R4.
2 commentsshanxiFeb 13, 2018
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Struck A.D.270 - 275. AURELIAN. AE ANTONINIANUS of Mediolanum or Tarraco2 viewsObverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS MILITVM. Aurelian standing facing right, holding globe and spear, being presented with Victory by soldier, holding transverse spear, standing facing left; in exergue, T.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 3.3gms | Die Axis: 6
Not in RIC
EXTREMELY RARE
*AlexFeb 13, 2018
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Struck A.D.271 - 275. AURELIAN. Silvered Antoninianus of Rome0 viewsObverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right.
Reverse: ORIENS AVG. Sol advancing right, holding laurel branch in his right hand and bow in his left, treading down prostrate enemy. In left field, Z; in exergue, XXIR.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.9gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V i : 64
*AlexFeb 13, 2018
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Struck A.D.270 - 275. AURELIAN. Silvered Antoninianus of Siscia1 viewsObverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right.
Reverse: FORTVNA REDVX. Fortuna seated facing left on wheel, holding rudder in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left; in exergue, ✱ Q.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 3.0gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 220
*AlexFeb 13, 2018
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Hadrian RIC#245A7 viewsHadrian (117- 138). Rome, c. 131-138 AD. Silver Denarius. 2,85 g. 17 mm.

Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right.

Rev: FORTVNA AVG, Fortuna standing left holding patera and cornucopiae. VF, old collection patina.

RIC#245A
1 commentsPaul R3Feb 13, 2018
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130 Trajan8 viewsTRAJAN AR silver denarius Rome, 102.
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head of Trajan to right.
Reverse - P M TR P COS IIII P P Victory standing facing, head turned to left, holding wreath and palm.
Cohen 240. RIC 58. 18mm, 3.3g.
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Maximianus Herculius7 viewsAE-Denarius or Abschlag of Aureus dies
IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust to right.
PAX AVGG; Pax stg. left, holding branch and transverse scepter.
Ex: -
Lugdunum.
RIC -- (no other coin of this type known to me)
Julianus of PannoniaFeb 12, 2018
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D.abs Louis the Pious (obol, class 3)4 viewsLouis the Pious, king of the Franks and Holy Roman emperor (813-840)
Obol (unknown mint in the south-east of France?, class 3, 822-840)

Silver, 0.77 g, 15 mm diameter, die axis 5 h

O: +PISTIΛNΛ PI; cross pattée with 4 pellets
R: +OPISTIΛNΛ PE; cross pattée

This obol may be due to a double reverse error because of the absence of the sovereign's name and the legend repetition on both sides. However several dies were used to strike this type (I could find 3 obverse and 3 reverse dies), one side always bears 4 pellets as the other does not. One of the reverse dies is associated to the more typical obverse legend +HLVDOVVICVS I. Consequently an error does not seem to be likely. Because of hoard localizations, these obols seem to come from a single mint, in the south-east of France (Lyon, Arles?).
1 commentsDrogerFeb 12, 2018
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D.1180 Louis the Pious (obol, class 3)2 viewsLouis the Pious, king of the Franks and Holy Roman emperor (813-840)
"Temple" obol (unknown mint, class 3, 822-840)

Silver, 0.69 g, 16 mm diameter, die axis 2 h

O: +HLVDOVVICVS MP; cross pattée with 4 pellets
R: +PSTIΛNΛ REICIO; temple

This obol is a reduced version of the temple denier.
DrogerFeb 12, 2018
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D.180 Louis the Pious (obol, Bourges, class 2)1 viewsLouis the Pious, king of the Franks and Holy Roman emperor (813-840)
Obol (Bourges, class 2, 819-822)

Silver, 0.64 g, 15 mm diameter, die axis 8 h

O: LVDO / VVIC
R: +BITVRIGES; cross pattée


DrogerFeb 12, 2018
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Dy.223A Philip IV (the Fair): denier tournois with a round O 1 viewsPhilip IV, king of France (1285-1314)
Denier tournois with round O (1280-1290)

Billon (299 ‰), 1.10 g, diameter 19 mm, die axis 7h
O: +PhILIPPVS REX; cross pattée
R: +TVRONVS•CIVISx
DrogerFeb 12, 2018
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Thessaly, Pharsalos - Athena, Horse’s head 4 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos
Hemidrachm, late 5th-mid 4th centuries BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right
Rev.: Φ-AP, head of horse right
Ag, 2.80g, 13mm
Ref.: BCD Thessaly II 644.1
1 commentsshanxiFeb 12, 2018
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Probus15 viewsAE-Antoninianus
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: XXIB
Siscia
RIC 634 var.
2 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 12, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.272, 734 - Faustina II, Venus4 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, waved hair knotted behind, band of bearls
Rev.: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and leaning on figured shield with Dioscuri
Ag, 3.24g. 18m
Ref.: RIC III 734 var., RSC 280a

I have a second version of this type in my gallery:
bust without band of pearls:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-143812
1 commentsshanxiFeb 12, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.093, 495a - Faustina II, Venus, Victory1 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: AVGVSTI PII FIL, Venus standing left, holding Victory and resting left hand on shield, set on helmet.
Ag, 17mm, 3.52g
Ref.: RIC 495a, CRE 224 [C]
shanxiFeb 12, 2018
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Probus9 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right.
FIDES MILITVM; Fides seated left on Throne, Holding patera and ensign; Two ensigns behind.
Ex: XXIP
Siscia
RIC 692
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 12, 2018
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324-323 BC, Alexander the great, AR Didrachm 18mm 8.18 g 3h5 viewsBabylon mint,head of Herakles right,wearing lion skin.Rev Zeus Aetophoros seated left,M in left field,.Struck under Stamenes or Archon circa 324/3 BC very rare.
From the last issue of Alexanders lifetime coinage in the city where he died,contemporary with his dekadrachm issue.
Grant HFeb 12, 2018
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Struck A.D.332. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3/4 of Treveri (Trier)0 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers standing either side of two standards; in exergue, TR•S.
RIC VII : 537
*AlexFeb 12, 2018
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Julianus of Pannonia10 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 PannoniaFeb 12, 2018
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Probus16 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust to left, Holding shield and spear pointing forward.
SISCIA PROBI AVG; Siscia seated to left on throne, holding a long diadem with both hands; to left and right, the river-gods Savus and Colapsis holding urns from which water flows.
Ex: XXIT
Siscia
RIC 766
2 commentsJulianus of PannoniaFeb 12, 2018
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Pseudo-Byzantine: Anonymous (ca. 640-670) Ć Follis, Syria/Palenstine (Goodwin Type H; cf. Numismatik Naumann Auction 11, Lot 741)3 viewsObv: Facing imperial bust with long beard holding globus cruciger; heavily blundered legend around perhaps intended as INPЄR – BCONST
Rev: M with Γ officina below and cross above, ANO – II/I/Ч either side; NЄO in exergue
Quant.GeekFeb 12, 2018
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Shahis of Ohind 1 viewsShahis of Ohind AE Jital of Vakka Deva around 870 AD

Diameter 18mm and 1.9 grams.

Obv. Elephant facing left with the name "Sri Vakka Deva" above in Nagari.

Rev. Lion to the right with gaping mouth, tongue out and one front paw raised. Diamond symbol in the rump.
Paul R3Feb 12, 2018
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Phraates IV (38-2 BC). AR drachm. Ecbatana mint. 9 viewsObv. Diademed bust of Phraates left, "royal wart" on brow, wearing necklace, eagle behind bearing wreath.
Rev. Archer (Arsakes I) seated right examining bow. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / BAΣIΛEΩN - AΡΣAKOΥ - EΥEΡΓETOΥ / ΔIKAIOΥ - EΠIΦANOΥΣ / ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ
References: Sellwood 52.10. Shore 276.
19mm, 3.43g.
1 commentsCanaanFeb 12, 2018
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Arcadia. Megalopolis. 182-168 BC.0 viewsArcadia. Megalopolis. 182-168 BC. Hemidrachm, Ar 14.3~15.9mm. 2.31g. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus facing to left. Rev: Pan seated on rock to left, his right hand raised, his left holding lagobolon. Above knees, eagle with raised wings. In the field Α-Δ. J.A. Dengate, ANSMN 13 (1967), pp. 71-73 (II B, Issue 4). BCD Peloponnesus 1547.4. H. Troxell, ANS 1969, #171.ddwauFeb 12, 2018
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Huszár 569, Pohl 114-16, Unger 443p, Réthy II 116, Frynas H.26.4, Rupp 42/4-6 var. Tab XV/430 (legends and privy mark), Toma Exceptional Version A Plate III/15-17 var. (legends and privy mark)7 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .58 g, 14.6 mm. max, 270°

Obv: + REGIn...V...RIE, Open crown with letter O below

Rev: + MOnE...MARIE [Gothic-style letter A], Patriarchal cross

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

The standard Huszár was struck in 1384-1395 (per Huszár, with Unger and Frynas agreeing that it incepted in 1384) or in 1385-1395 (per Pohl), and is traditionally viewed as the last of three denarii struck by Maria. More recently, it has been viewed as the second type struck by her (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 566), in 1383-1385 (per Gyöngyössi and Toma). This coin, with the letter O privy mark below the crown, was struck at an unidentified mint in 1386-1389 (per Pohl). This appears to be a variation of the privy mark.

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of this type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Coins with this privy mark (Pohl 114-16) are not represented in the hoard.

Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross on the standard type. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard. The design combination on this coin appears to be Toma B/b.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. This coin is a variation of the type not described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl, Unger and Réthy, or Frynas. It is also not included in Toma's tabulation of legend variations or design combinations. It was recorded by Rupp with the Cm mark (Pohl 114-4) and viewed by Unger (1974) to be a distinct type, although it is not included in his catalog. Toma notes 16 coins of this variation in the hoard, bearing four privy marks, but not this mark (Toma plate III/15-17). Toma refers to the side with the patriarchal cross as the obverse, and notes that the design and legend are as per the obverse of Huszár 566. Toma refers to the side with the crown as the reverse, and notes that legend is as per the reverse legend of Huszár 566 but that the design is as per the obverse of Huszár 569. Toma concludes that this variation represents a distinct type, chronologically sandwiched between the earlier Huszár 569 and later Huszár 566.
1 commentsStkpFeb 12, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius II Constantine (578-582) Ć Half Follis, Theoupolis/Antioch, RY 8 (Sear 452; DOC 49; MIB 54)2 viewsObv: Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and eagle-tipped scepter; crown with cross
Rev: Large X • X; cross above, A/N/N/O ςII across field; mintmark below


Quant.GeekFeb 12, 2018
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Struck A.D.378 - 383. GRATIAN. AE2 of Siscia0 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB. Gratian standing facing, holding Victory on globe in his left hand and raising kneeling turreted female figure with his right; in exergue, BSISC.
RIC IX : 26a | LRBC : 1512-18

The son of Valentinian I and Severa, Flavius Gratianus was born around A.D.360. He was murdered at Lugdunum by supporters of Magnus Maximus on 25th August, A.D.383.
*AlexFeb 11, 2018
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Struck A.D.378 - 383. VALENTINIAN II. AE2 of Siscia0 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB. Valentinian II standing facing left, holding Victory on globe in left hand and raising kneeling turreted female figure with right; in exergue, ✱BSISC.
RIC IX : 26b
*AlexFeb 11, 2018
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Struck A.D.271 - 275. AURELIAN. Silvered Antoninianus of Mediolanum or Ticinum0 viewsObverse: AVRELIANVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right.
Reverse: ORIENS AVG. Sol standing facing left, right hand raised, left hand holding globe; at foot left, seated captive facing left; in exergue, S.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 4.6gms | Die Axis: 11
RIC V i : 135
*AlexFeb 11, 2018
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Struck A.D.378 - 383. VALENTINIAN II. AE3 of Antioch0 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian facing right.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGGG. Roma seated facing on throne, head facing left, holding globe in her right hand and spear in her left; in left field, Θ; in right field Φ over K; in exergue, ANTS.
RIC IX : 45b
*AlexFeb 11, 2018
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Licinius I RIC VII#483 viewsLicinius I AE3 Follis. AD 318-320....19mm....3.24gr some silvering remains.

Obverse..IMP LICI-NIVS AVG, laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, holding globe, sceptre and mappa

Reverse.. PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, campgate with three turrets,6 laters, no door, Λ in right field.

Mintmark SMHA. Heraclea mint 1st oficina

RIC VII#48 (Note: RIC wrongly describes the bust as facing left.)
Paul R3Feb 11, 2018
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Attribution to follow1 viewsPaul R3Feb 11, 2018
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ELYMAIS. Unknown Prince , Late II - Early III Century AD. Ć Drachm. 13 viewsObv.Diademed bust with bun.
Rev. Artemis standing with bow.
References: v.Haaff.19.1.1-1A. 
3 commentsCanaanFeb 11, 2018
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Attribution to follow1 viewsPaul R3Feb 11, 2018
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Caracalla RIC IV#2240 viewsCaracalla. AD 198-217. AR Denarius (3,48g). Rome mint. Struck AD 212-213.

Obv-ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right.

Rev-MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.

RIC IV 224; RSC 165.
Paul R3Feb 11, 2018
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Aelius. Caesar, AD 136-138.6 viewsĆ As (24 mm, 9.75 gr). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian.
Bare head right / Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting skirt of dress.VG, brown patina.
3 commentsSamFeb 11, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius RIC#500 viewsMarcus Aurelius denarius.Rome AD 161-162

18MM....2.55gr

Obverse....IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, bare head right

Reverse... PROV DEOR TR P XVI COS III, Providentia standing facing, head left, holding globe and cornucopiae.

RIC#50 RSC 519.
Paul R3Feb 11, 2018
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Julia Domna RIC IV#5721 viewsJulia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. AR Denarius (3,84g). Rome mint.

Struck under Septimius Severus, circa AD 200-207.

Obverse.JVLIA AVGVSTA Draped bust right

Reverse.PIETAS AVGG Pietas standing left, holding acerrum (incence box) and dropping incense onto lighted and garlanded altar to left.

RIC IV 572 (Septimius); RSC 150.
Paul R3Feb 11, 2018
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Septimius Severus RIC IV#2610 viewsAR Denarius Septimius Severus 193-211 AD

3.37g. 18mm. 202-210 AD Rome mint.

Obverse- SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right

Reverse- FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas standing facing, head left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae

RIC IV 261
Paul R3Feb 11, 2018
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Antoninus Pius RIC#155 type11 viewsAntoninus Pius (AD 138-161) AR denarius, struck AD 145-161. Rome mint.

ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP,(Antoninus Augustus Pius Father of the people) laureate head right

TR POT COS IIII,(Tribune of the people 4 times Consul) Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae, LIB IIII across the fields.

RIC 155 type 1
Paul R3Feb 11, 2018
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2694 PAMPHYLIA, Perga Hadrian Ae 23 Artemis1 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2694; SNG France 396

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum seen from rear

Rev. ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟС ΠΕΡΓΑΙΑС
Artemis standing facing, with quiver at l. shoulder, holding torch with both hands

10.69 gr
23 mm
6h
okidokiFeb 11, 2018
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2774 PISIDIA, Baris Hadrian ae 20 Zeus2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2774; vA Pisid. II, 228-9

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder, and baldric strap

Rev.ΒΑΡΗΝΩΝ
Zeus seated l., holding thunderbolt in his r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

6.71 gr
20 mm
6h
okidokiFeb 11, 2018
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DELHI SULTAN0 viewsINDIA - DELHI SULTAN - ALA UD DIN KHILJI - TWO GANI (AH 695-715) BILLON COIN

DENOMINATION: 2 GANI, COMPOSITION: BILLON, WEIGHT: 3.40 GRAM SIZE: 15.86 MM

OBVERSE: AL SULTAN AL A ZAM ALA AL DUNYA WA L DIN

REVERSE: MUHAMMAD SHAH IN CENTER SRI SULTAN ALAVADININ NAGARI AROUND

RULER: ALA AL DIN MUHAMMAD: AH 695-715 /1296-1316 AD
Paul R3Feb 11, 2018
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MAITRAKAS of VALABHI 2 viewsMAITRAKAS of VALABHI - BHATTARAKA (470-492 AD) 1 Drachm 470-492 AD Ref: MWI#254

Billon 2.10 grams 11.41 MM dia

Obverse: Portrait of King Bhattaraka Facing Right

Reverse: Stylized Trident (Trishul) in Center, Inscription in Brahmi Around
Paul R3Feb 11, 2018
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Lucilla RIC:784 1 viewsLucilla Denarius...165-169 AD Rome 2.64g...18mm

Obverse- LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right

Reverse- VENVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre.

RIC:784
Paul R3Feb 11, 2018
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Licinius II 2 viewsLicinius II (320 ad)Follis.Siscia 3.00gr 20mm dia.

Obv.LICINIVS IVN NOB C.(Laureate head right)

Rev.CAESARVM NOSTRORVM (Wreath inscribed VOT.V

Mintmark (delta)SIS(star)

RIC VII Siscia #162 (Rated scarce)
Paul R3Feb 11, 2018
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Nagas1 viewsNagas of Padmavati 335-340AD 1/4 Kakini with quite nice detail for this type of coin and reasonably central.
9mm dia and 0.69gr.
Obverse - Humped bull standing left.
Reverse- Maharaja sri ga (Ganendra) in Brahmi script.
1 commentsPaul R3Feb 11, 2018
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Tabaristan0 views˝ Drachm - "Ispahbadh of Tabaristan" Khurshid - 740-760 AD (Tabaristan mint 752/3 AD ) 2 gram

Obverse-Bust right,crescent in right field, breast ornament with 4 pellets.Pellet above crown to right, Name in Pahlavi.
Reverse- Fire altar with 2 attendants; star left and crescent right of flames.
Paul R3Feb 11, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 1445 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right,
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed and bearded
Minted in Antioch (E | _ /ANZ). 350-355 AD.
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 144 (C2)
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 11, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 3505 viewsAE3
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman wears a Phrygian helmet and reaches back towards the emperor
Minted in Siscia (//ASIS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Siscia 350 (C3)
2 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 11, 2018
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147 - Constantius Chlorus - RIC V Pt. 2 Lugdunum 634 4 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PAX AVGG, Pax, standing left, holding olive branch and scepter
Minted in Lugdunum (//A). Emission 12, Series 2, Officina 1. A.D. 294
Reference:– Cohen -. Bastien 614 (3). RIC V Pt. 2 Lugdunum 634
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 11, 2018
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07 Constantius II9 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD.
25mm 4.89g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, clutching, Star left, SMK Epsilon in ex.

Cyzikus 67
Scarce
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)Feb 11, 2018
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DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching, reaching
ALEΓ in ex
Alexandria 81
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Feb 11, 2018
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4 viewsQuant.GeekFeb 11, 2018
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1 viewsQuant.GeekFeb 11, 2018
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2 viewsQuant.GeekFeb 11, 2018
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2 viewsQuant.GeekFeb 11, 2018
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4 viewsQuant.GeekFeb 11, 2018
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Seleucid - Alexander 1 Balas (152-145 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AE22; Weight: 7.2 grams; Denomination: Unknown; Mint: Apamea; Date: 150-149 BCE; Obverse: Diademed head of Alexander right. Reverse: Zeus standing left holding Corinthian helmet and scepter - "AΠAMEΩN" to right and "GZP (ΓΞΡ (date) to left = 150/149 BCE (312-163=149)- monogram to far left . References: SC #1804.1; Hoover, p. 181, #904.museumguyFeb 11, 2018
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Indo-Scythian - Azes I (58-12 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AR 23 mm; Weight: 9.6 grams; Denomination: Tetradrachm; Mint: Uncertain Mint in Western Gandhara Region; Date: Probably struck under Vijayamitra c. 12 BC to AD 15; Obverse: King on horseback riding right, wearing cataphractus and holding elephant goad - 'BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MAΓAΛOΥ AZOΥ' (King of Kings Azes the Great). Reverse: Kharoshthi letters surround (Maharajasa rajadirajasa mahatmas Ayasa (of Great King, King of Kings Azes the Great) - Pallas Athena standing right holding spear and shield and making benediction gesture. Nandipada and Kharoshthi letter to left. Monogram to right. Legends generally corrupt. References: Hoover P. 253, #716; ISCH 2. 175.10-405T; Senior #98v; MIG #847d.museumguyFeb 11, 2018
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Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)15 viewsAR Denarius
O: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
R: SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left, flower in right, raising skirt with left.
21mm
3.14g
Cohen #21, RIC #117

Ex Frank Robinson Auction 103, Feb 6, 2018
Ex. Gordon Andreas Singer
6 commentsMatFeb 10, 2018
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Parthia - Vologases I (51-78 AD)0 viewsMetal/Size: AR 19; Weight: 3.6 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 51-78 AD; Obverse: Bust left, beard tapered but square cut, wart on brow, earring visible, hair in five waves, neck torque contains row of pellets, beaded border, Aramaic inscription behind head (= wl). Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) enthroned right wearing bashlyk - lambda omitted from first two lines of somewhat blundered inscription. References: Sellwood #71.3.museumguyFeb 10, 2018
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S.850 Aethelred I5 viewsSceat of Aethelred I, king of Northumbria, first reign (774-779)
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 850
O: EDILRED
R: Fantastic animal facing right, triquetra below, cross under tail

Rare "animal type" from Aethelred's first reign. During his second reign, he changed to the moneyer name type. The animal would last be used under his successor Aelfwald.

Ex- RC
2 commentsNapFeb 10, 2018
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski ???, Varbanov 3854var., AE-27, MVNI STOBE, Nike standing left, Rare!65 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski ???, Varbanov 3854var., AE-27, MVNI STOBE, Nike standing left, Rare!
avers:- SEVERVS PIVS AVG V, Laureate, draped and, cuirassed, the bust of Septimius Severus left.
revers:- MVNI STOBE, Nike, standing left, holding palm and wreath.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 27,0-27,5mm, weight: 10,52g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: Josifovski- , Varbanov-3854var., Rare!
Q-001
quadransFeb 10, 2018
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Macedonia, Stobi, 049 Septimius Severus (193 - 211 A.D.), Josifovski ???, Varbanov 3854var., AE-27, MVNI STOBE, Nike standing left, Rare!56 viewsMacedonia, Stobi, 049 Septimius Severus (193 - 211 A.D.), Josifovski ???, Varbanov 3854var., AE-27, MVNI STOBE, Nike standing left, Rare!
avers:- SEVERVS PIVS AVG V, Laureate, draped and, cuirassed, bust of Septimius Severus left.
revers:- MVNI STOBE, Nike, standing left, holding palm and wreath.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 27,0-27,5mm, weight: 10,52g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: Josifovski- , Varbanov-3854var., Rare!
Q-001
quadransFeb 10, 2018
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Vabalathus 44 viewsVabalathus
Antoninianus
Antioch Mint
IM C VHABALATHVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IVENVS AVG
Hercules standing right, head left, leaning on club and holding apples
RIC (Vabalathus) 4
1 commentsmauseusFeb 10, 2018
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Thrace, Philippopolis, 024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RPC II 354, AE-18, ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis advancing right, Rare!53 viewsThrace, Philippopolis, 024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RPC II 354, AE-18, ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis advancing right, Rare!
avers:- IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERM COS XIIII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟ ΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Artemis advancing right with bow and arrows.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 3,18g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thrace, Philippopolis, date: 88-89 A.D., ref: Varbanov 619corr., RPC II 354 (3 pieces), Rare!
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quadransFeb 10, 2018
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024p Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), Thrace, Philippopolis, RPC II 354, AE-18, ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis advancing right, Rare!62 views024p Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), Thrace, Philippopolis, RPC II 354, AE-18, ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis advancing right, Rare!
avers:- IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERM COS XIIII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟ ΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Artemis advancing right with bow and arrows.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 3,18g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thrace, Philippopolis, date: 88-89 A.D., ref: Varbanov 619corr., RPC II 354 (3 pieces), Rare!
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quadransFeb 10, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.272, 734 - Faustina II, Venus8 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, waved hair knotted behind
Rev.: VENVS GENETRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and leaning on figured shield with Dioscuri, helmet below shield
Ag, 3.39g. 18.8mm
Ref.: RIC III 734, RSC 280a, CRE 227 [S]

I have a second version of this type in my gallery:
bust with band of pearls:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-143813
3 commentsshanxiFeb 10, 2018
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Bithynia, Juliopolis, 053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), BMC Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia p. 150, #7 (but smaller, AE-24), AE-27, IOVΛIO ΠOΛЄITΩN, Hygeia standing right, Rare!64 viewsBithynia, Juliopolis, 053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), BMC Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia p. 150, #7 (but smaller, AE-24), AE-27, IOVΛIO ΠOΛЄITΩN, Hygeia standing right, Rare!
avers:- Π CЄΠ ΓЄTAC K, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust younger Geta right.
revers:- IOVΛIO Π OΛЄITΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding serpent held in arms from patera.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 27,0-28,0mm, weight: 13,83g, axis: 6h,
mint: Bithynia, Juliopolis, date: 198-209 A.D.,
ref: in "ISEGRIM" (thank you "shanxi")
1. 24.13mm Waddington, Recueil General page 389 #29, BMC Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia p. 150, #7
2. 21mm Waddington, Recueil General page 389 #29 COLL WIEN
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quadransFeb 10, 2018
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053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), Bithynia, Juliopolis, BMC Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia p. 150, #7 (but smaller, AE-24), AE-27, IOVΛIO ΠOΛЄITΩN, Hygeia standing right, Rare!75 views053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), Bithynia, Juliopolis, BMC Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia p. 150, #7 (but smaller, AE-24), AE-27, IOVΛIO ΠOΛЄITΩN, Hygeia standing right, Rare!
avers:- Π CЄΠ ΓЄTAC K, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust younger Geta right.
revers:- IOVΛIO Π OΛЄITΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding serpent held in arms from patera.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 27,0-28,0mm, weight: 13,83g, axis: 6h,
mint: Bithynia, Juliopolis, date: 198-209 A.D.,
ref: in "ISEGRIM" (thank you "shanxi")
1. 24.13mm Waddington, Recueil General page 389 #29, BMC Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia p. 150, #7
2. 21mm Waddington, Recueil General page 389 #29 COLL WIEN
Q-001
quadransFeb 10, 2018
051_Caracalla_(198_-_217_A_D_),_AE-27,_Thrace,_Hadriannopolis,_AYT_K_M_AYP_CE_ANTONEINOC,_ADRIANOPOLEITON,_Moush__2659,_Q-001,_6h,_27-27,5mm,_12,45g-s~0.jpg
Thrace, Hadriannopolis, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moushmov 2659, AE-27, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITΩN, Hygeia standing right, #160 viewsThrace, Hadriannopolis, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Moushmov 2659, AE-27, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITΩN, Hygeia standing right, #1
avers:- AYT K M AYP CE ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate, bust right.
revers:- AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding serpent held in arms from patera.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 27,0-27,5 mm, weight: 12,45g, axis:6h,
mint: Thrace, Hadriannopolis, date:211-217 A.D., ref:Moushmov 2659, Jurukova, S. 167, 302 (V 161/R 293). BMC-, Mionnet Suppl. II Nr.697, SNG Cop. - .
Q-001
quadransFeb 10, 2018
051_Caracalla_(198_-_217_A_D_),_AE-27,_Thrace,_Hadriannopolis,_AYT_K_M_AYP_CE_ANTONEINOC,_ADRIANOPOLEITON,_Moush__2659,_Q-001,_6h,_27-27,5mm,_12,45g-s.jpg
051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Thrace, Hadriannopolis, Moushmov 2659, AE-27, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITΩN, Hygeia standing right, #156 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Thrace, Hadriannopolis, Moushmov 2659, AE-27, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITΩN, Hygeia standing right, #1
avers:- AYT K M AYP CE ANTΩNEINOC, Laureate, bust right.
revers:- AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding serpent held in arms from patera.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 27,0-27,5 mm, weight: 12,45g, axis:6h,
mint: Thrace, Hadriannopolis, date:211-217 A.D., ref:Moushmov 2659, Jurukova, S. 167, 302 (V 161/R 293). BMC-, Mionnet Suppl. II Nr.697, SNG Cop. - .
Q-001
quadransFeb 10, 2018
050_Julia_Domna_(170-217_A_D_),_AE-23,_Macedonia,_Stobi,_IVLIA_AVGVSTA,_MVNI_STOB,_Nike_left,_Josifovski_180,_Varbanov_3872,_,Q-001,_7h,_22-22,5mm,_5,94g-s~0.jpg
Macedonia, Stobi, 050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #178 viewsMacedonia, Stobi, 050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #1
avers:- IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
revers:- MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date:170-217 A.D., ref: Josifovski 180, Varbanov 3872,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransFeb 10, 2018
050_Julia_Domna_(170-217_A_D_),_AE-23,_Macedonia,_Stobi,_IVLIA_AVGVSTA,_MVNI_STOB,_Nike_left,_Josifovski_180,_Varbanov_3872,_,Q-001,_7h,_22-22,5mm,_5,94g-s.jpg
050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #184 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #1
avers:- IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
revers:- MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date:170-217 A.D., ref: Josifovski 180, Varbanov 3872,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransFeb 10, 2018
Licinius_I_7.jpg
LICINIUS I AE3 Follis0 viewsOBVERSE: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate head right
REVERSE: IOVI CON-SERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding victory and sceptre, eagle at foot with wreath in its beak, A to right. SIS in ex.
Struck at Siscia 313-315 AD
3.4g, 22mm
Siscia RIC VII 8,A
LegatusFeb 10, 2018
BCC_LH9_composite.jpeg
BCC LH94 viewsLead Head
Hollow cast lead figure of a
miniature stylized head. This
is the last of 9 heads in the
collection. It may (could?) have been
fitted to a shaft, or tang. The
interior of the object is relatively
smooth and follows the contour
of the head, but there are no visible
seams or other features inside. The
back is pierced, similar to BCC LH3.
I am not sure if the hole was part of
the casting process or was created
afterwards for some reason. The
function of these artifacts,as well
as the method of casting, remains
unknown to me.
38 x 21.5 x 10mm. 19.13gm.
Surface find, 1977, Caesarea Maritima
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
v-dromeFeb 09, 2018
Bruttium_Crab.jpg
Bruttium Terina18 viewsHead of ninph left

TEPI
Crab; above crescent.

Terina; c. 350-275 BC

4.01g

Rare
HNItaly 2646; SNG ANS 889.

Beautiful glossy black/brown patina

Ancient Terina was located on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Euphemia, about 20 km (12 mi) from Lamezia Terme in Calabria, Italy.
2 commentsJay GT4Feb 09, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, PAX AVG1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 282AD
22.0mm 4.40gr 6h
O: IMP C PROBVS (top dot) P (top dot) F (top dot) AVG; Radiate, draped bust, right.
R: PAX AVG; Pax, standing left, holding branch and scepter.
Exergue: D, right field.
Lugdunum Mint
RIC V-2, Lugdunum 119, radiate, draped; C 401.
JAZ Numismatics/John Zielinski Auction 121, Lot 16.
2/1/18 2/9/18
Submitted to Wildwinds, 2/9/18.
Nicholas ZFeb 09, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, PAX AVG1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 280AD
22.5 x 21.5mm 3.10gr 0h
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: PAX AVG; Pax, standing left, holding branch and scepter.
Exergue: Q, right field; XXI, below line.
Siscia Mint
RIC V-2 Siscia 706, Q; Cohen 401-403.
Aorta: 1691: B72, O63, R87, T52, M6.
sjbcoins/Stoian Belkin Inv. # 2353 162873292585
2/4/18 2/9/18
Submitted to Wildwinds, 2/9/18.
Nicholas ZFeb 09, 2018
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Julia Domna, Denarius, VENVS GENETRIX1 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna
Born ca.: 170AD - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: 215 - 217AD
20.0 x 19.0mm 3.36gr 1h
O: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG; Draped bust, right.
R: VENVS GENETRIX; Venus seated left on throne, holding scepter and apple, at feet to left, Cupid, standing right, with hands raised.
Rome Mint
RIC Caracalla 389; RSC 205; Sear (2000) 7099.
Aorta: 212: B6, O6, R100, T113, M4.
gVF
Naville Numismatics Auction 37, Lot 627.
1/28/18 2/9/18
Nicholas ZFeb 09, 2018
LICIN-2_IOVI-CONS_SMHA.JPG
Struck A.D.321 - 324. LICINIUS II CAESAR. AE3 of Heraclea2 viewsObverse: D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Licinius Caesar facing left, holding shield and spear.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI. Jupiter standing facing left, leaning on sceptre and holding Victory on globe in his right hand. On ground to left, eagle holding wreath in beak; on ground to right, bound captive seated facing right. In right field, X over II gamma; in exergue, SMHA.
Weight: 2.8gms
RIC VII : 54
VERY RARE
*AlexFeb 09, 2018
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Struck A.D.321 - 324. LICINIUS I. AE Post-reform radiate of Alexandria0 viewsObverse: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Licinius facing right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI. Jupiter standing facing left, leaning on sceptre and holding Victory in right hand; on ground to left, eagle holding wreath in beak; on ground to right, bound captive; in right field, X over II gamma. In exergue, SMALA.
Weight 3.4gms.
RIC VII : 28
RARE
*AlexFeb 09, 2018
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Struck A.D.378 - 383. VALENTINIAN II. AE3 of Antioch2 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right.
Reverse: VRBS ROMA. Roma seated on cuirass facing left, holding Victory in her right hand and spear in her left; in right field, ✱; in exergue, ANTB.
RIC IX : 51
1 comments*AlexFeb 09, 2018
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169 - Constans - AE4 - Barbarous7 viewsObv:– D N CONSTA-N[S P F AVG], Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– [FEL TEMP RE--IARAIIII, Soldier standing left, knee raised, spearing a fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards
Tiny barbarous imitation.

1.22 gms. 180 degrees. 12.77 mm
3 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 09, 2018
RI_169bl_img.jpg
169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Lugdunum 0843 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points up and to the right
Minted in Lugdunum, (// PLG), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Lugdunum 84 (S)

4.04 gms. 0 degrees. 20.89 mm
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 09, 2018
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Ć Trachy, Thessalonica Mint (Sear 2095; DOC IV, 41)4 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Virgin nimbate, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: IШ OΔϪKAC in two columnar groups, Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds globus cruciger; Star often on sagion to left or right (or both)
Quant.GeekFeb 09, 2018
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03 Constantius II3 viewsConstantius II
Ae 14
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing Horseman, bearded,hair in braids, reaching
AN epsilon / M left
Antioch 190
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Feb 09, 2018
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Tiberius AE 18 - Cnossus0 viewsCnossus
Crete
Tiberius as Caesar
Obv.: TI CAE[SARE IIVIR ITER D D]
Bare head left
Rev.: [M A]EMIL PRAE [LABEONE]
Bare male head right
Bronze
18 mm, 5.34 gr, 12 h
RPC I 982
Vladimir PFeb 09, 2018
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Cilicia, Hierapolis-Kastabala. Pseudo-autonomous AE29.1 viewsObv: IEPOΠOΛITΩN KACTABAΛEΩN, Bust of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath and holding thyrsos over shoulder; in right field, bunch of grapes.
Rev: AYT K Λ CEΠ CEYHPOC ΠEP CE, Emperor in military dress standing left, holding sceptre and Nike on globe.
Time of Septimius Severus.
AE29, 11.9g.
ancientoneFeb 09, 2018
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1 viewsancientoneFeb 09, 2018
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3 viewsancientoneFeb 09, 2018
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Ephesos, Ionia. ca 48-27 BC. AE 25mm1 viewsObv: E-Φ, Artemis standing right shooting an arrow, quiver over shoulder, dog at her feet.
Rev: IAΣΩN beneath rooster standing right, palm tied with wreath over shoulder, all in laurel wreath.
BMC 185.
ancientoneFeb 09, 2018
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1 viewsancientoneFeb 09, 2018
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1 viewsancientoneFeb 09, 2018
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2 viewsancientoneFeb 09, 2018
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2 viewsancientoneFeb 09, 2018
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Leopold I. 1657-1705. 6 Kreuzer 16721 viewsHaus Habsburg-Österreich / Austria

ancientoneFeb 09, 2018
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Volusian (251 - 253 A.D.)11 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A K Γ AΦ ΓAΛ B BOΛOΥΣIANOΣ EΥΣ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Radiate bust of Helios facing right; L - Γ (Year 3) flanking.
23mm
9.3g
Dattari (Savio) 5127; K&G 84.6 Emmett 3684

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
2 commentsMatFeb 08, 2018
RI_155ar_img.jpg
155 - Licinius I - Follis - RIC VI Antioch 162a8 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C LIC LICINNIVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, nude but for a chlamys hanging low from his left arm, modius on head, standing facing, head left, holding up a figurine of Victory in his righ hand and a cornucopia in his left arm
Minted in Antioch (* | H // ANT). A.D. 311-312
Reference:– RIC VI Antioch 162a (S)
2 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 08, 2018
sev_alex_mar_tyche.jpg
0218) SEVERUS ALEXANDER1 views218-222 AD
AE 25.5 mm, 9.74 g
O: Laureate draped cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Markianopolis
laneyFeb 08, 2018
BCC_LH8_Composite.jpeg
BCC LH84 viewsLead Head
Hollow cast lead figure of
a miniature stylized head.
It may have been fitted to
a shaft, or tang. One suggestion
is that this was a handle or
pommel for a small ceremonial
dagger. The interior of the object
is relatively smooth and follows
the contour of the head, but
there is no visible seam or other
feature on the inside. The exact
method of casting remains a
mystery to me.
Surface find, 1973, Caesarea Maritima
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
(click for larger pic)
v-dromeFeb 08, 2018
1023_P_Hadrian_RPC3245.jpg
3245 CILICIA, Pompeopolis (Soli). Hadrian Ae 23 Sabina8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3245; Lindgren A1602A

Issue Year 197 (ΖЧΡ)

Obv. ΑΥ [ ] ΑΔ-ΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑ, Π Π (in field)
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. СΑΒΕΙΝΑ СΕΒ ΠΟΜΠΗΙ ΖЧΡ, Α-Υ (in field)
Diademed and draped bust of Sabina, right

13.53 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiFeb 08, 2018
1022_P_Hadrian_RPC2090.jpg
2090 LYDIA, Nysa Hadrian Ae 30 Męn standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2090; Paris 547; Regling 70

Obv. AYTOKPATOP KAICAP TPAIANOC AΔPIANOC CЄB.
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right, with a radiated head right facing on Hadrian his bust

Rev. KAMAPЄITHC NYCAЄΩN.
Męn, wearing Phrygian cap, short chiton, long cloak and boots, standing facing, head l., holding patera in his extended r. hand, l. resting on staff

24.29 gr
30 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiFeb 08, 2018
septimius_eagle_nik.jpg
(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS1 views193-211 AD
AE 15.6 mm max., 2.90 g
O: Laureate bust right
R: Eagle, wings closed, stg. l., head with wreath in beak turned r.
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum
laneyFeb 08, 2018
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MYSIA, PERGAMON0 viewsAE 20 MM mm; 8.47 g
2nd CENTURY BC
OBV: HELMETED HEAD OF ATHENA R; COUNTERMARK CENTER
REV: AΘHNAΣ NIKHΦOPOY TROPHY OF ARMS
SNG COP 393 ff
laneyFeb 08, 2018
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Late Hellenic or early Roman, c.2nd Century B.C.-1st Century AD, Cast Lead Tessera or Appliqué2 viewsFacing head of Medusa (gorgoneion). (No legend)
Blank reverse.
18mm , 5g.
1 commentsCanaanFeb 08, 2018
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(0218) ELAGABALUS0 views218 - 222 AD
AE 24.5 mm; 9.63 g
O: Laureate draped bust right
R: Eagle standing facing, open wings, head turned left, holding wreath in beak;
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior; under Governor Nobius Rufus
cf AMNG 1991-1993 v.
laneyFeb 08, 2018
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(0244) PHILIP I2 views244 - 249 AD
Struck 246 AD
AE 28 mm, 18.53 g
O: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate head right
R: P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing between bull and lion; ANVII in exergue (year 7)
Viminacium, Moesia Superior; Varbanov 136.
laneyFeb 08, 2018
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Claudius, 41-54. As (Copper, 29mm, 9.45 g ), Rome, 50-54. 3 viewsObv. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Bare head of Claudius to left.
Rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTA / S - C Libertas standing facing, her head turned to right, holding pileus in her right hand and extending her left.
References: BMC 204. BN 230. Cohen 47. RIC 113.
1 commentsCanaanFeb 08, 2018
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Carnyx players on the Gundestrup Cauldron10 viewsDetail of antlered figures with animal-headed horns depicted on the cauldron found at Gundestrup, Himmerland, Jutland, Denmark. The Gundestrup cauldron is housed at the National Museum of Denmark.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Figures_with_horns_on_the_Gundestrup_Cauldron.jpg
Joe SermariniFeb 08, 2018
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COLUMN, DIVVS ANTONINVS sestertiius-reverse1 viewsDIVO PIO - Column of Antoninus, surmounted by statue of the emperor.

Mint: Rome (161AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 25.00g / 32mm / 180
References:
RIC III 1269 (Marcus Aurelius)
Cohen 354
BMCRE 880 (Marcus Aurelius)
Gary W2Feb 08, 2018
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DIVVS ANTONINVS sestertius-obverse3 viewsDIVVS ANTONINVS - Bare head right

Mint: Rome (161AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 25.00g / 32mm / 180
References:
RIC III 1269 (Marcus Aurelius)
Cohen 354
BMCRE 880 (Marcus Aurelius)
Acquisition/Sale: buy_yourself_a_coin Ebay $0.00 01/18
Gary W2Feb 07, 2018
Divus_Antoninus_Pius_3.jpg
DIVVS ANTONINVS sestertiius-reverse2 viewsDIVO PIO - Column of Antoninus, surmounted by statue of the emperor.

Mint: Rome (161AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 25.00g / 32mm / 180
References:
RIC III 1269 (Marcus Aurelius)
Cohen 354
BMCRE 880 (Marcus Aurelius)
Acquisition/Sale: buy_yourself_a_coin Ebay $0.00 01/18
Gary W2Feb 07, 2018
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013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-050, #04112 views013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-050, #04
avers:- Three columns, above them two crescents, E-E to the sides.
revers:- Lines and crescents instead of an inscription, cross with four wedges.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,80 mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-050, CHN-1-056, Huszar-054,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla-,
Q-004
1 commentsquadransFeb 07, 2018
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(05) CLAUDIUS1 views41 - 54 AD
AE 25 mm; 13.64 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Large SC within wreath
Syria, Antioch
laneyFeb 07, 2018
Seleucia,_Demetrios_I__Soter,_Seleukid_king_of_Syria__162-150_BC__Serrate_AE-20,_Artemis_right,_Bow_and_quiver,_SC_1645,_HGC_826,_BMC_3,_Q-001,_1h,_19-20mm,_7,14gx-s.jpg
Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I., (162-150 B.C.), SC 1645, Serrate AE-20, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Bow, and quiver.110 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I., (162-150 B.C.), SC 1645, Serrate AE-20, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Bow, and quiver.
avers:- Bust of Artemis right, wearing Stephane, bow, and quiver over shoulder.
revers:- BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Bow, and quiver.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 7,14g, axes: 1h,
mint: Antioch, Seleukid Kingdom, Demetrios I., date: 162-150 B.C., ref: Seleukid Coins 1645, HGC 826, BMC 3.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransFeb 07, 2018
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GREEK, Argolis Argos AR Triobol 490- 470 BC 2.55g 10mm 6h11 viewsForepart of wolf at bay to left.Rev Alpha with bar sloping to the right,and with two pellets one above and one below,within a shallow incuse square,with two deeper incuse squares in the upper part.
Very rare
1 commentsGrant HFeb 07, 2018
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SELEUKID KINGDOM--(07) ANTIOCHOS VII EUERGETES (SIDETES)1 views138-129 BC
AE 18 mm, 5.09 g
O: Winged laureate bust of Eros right
R: BASILEWS ANTIOXOY EUERGETOU Headdress of Isis; EOP below; D scepter monogram to left
Syria, Antioch
laneyFeb 07, 2018
037b_Marcus_Aurelius,_RIC_III_409var2_,_AR-Den,_M_AVREL_ANT_ONINVS_AVG,_TR_P_XXXIIII_IMP_X_COS_III_P_P,_Rome,_180_AD_Q-001,_6h,_17,5-19mm,_3,27g-s.jpg
037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409var2., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,116 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0409var2., Rome, AR-Denarius, TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left,
avers:- M AVREL•ANT ONINVS AVG, Laureate draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- TR P XXXIIII IMP X COS III P P, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:180 A.D., ref: RIC III 409var2., p-245, RSC 972b, BMCRE 805 note, Szaivert MIR 18 461-4/37, Sear-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransFeb 07, 2018
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 054b, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Trophy,111 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 054b, Rome, AR-Denarius, PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Trophy,
avers:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, and draped bust right.
revers:- PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, Two Persians bound and seated back to back at the base of the trophy.
exe: , diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 201 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-054b, p-220, RSC-175cf, BMC-262, Sear 6853,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransFeb 07, 2018
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Struck A.D.384 - 387. VALENTINIAN II. AE3 of SISCIA1 viewsObverse: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG. Pear-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Valentinian II advancing right, holding labarum in his left hand and dragging barbarian by the hair in his right; in exergue, ASISC.
RIC IX : 38a
1 comments*AlexFeb 07, 2018
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Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. 6 viewsAR Denarius Struck under Marcus Aurelius.
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / C E RES, Ceres seated left, on chest, holding grain ears in right hand and long torch in left.
RIC III 669 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 2-4/10c; BMCRE 82;RSC 35a.
Ch VF , 19 mm, 3.47 Grams.
1 commentsHenriette AFeb 07, 2018
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SELEUKID KINGDOM--(02) ANTIOCHOS II THEOS2 views261-246 BC
Ć 17.5mm, 4.10 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo r.
R: Tripod; monograms to outer l. and r., anchor in exergue. Countermark of bow to right, countermark of anchor below.
laneyFeb 07, 2018
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(0145) FAUSTINA II1 viewsFaustina II (147-176AD)
(wife of Marcus Aurelius, mother of Commodus)
FAUSTINA JR.
128 - 175 AD
AE 20.5 mm, 4.55 g
obv: FAVSTEINA SEBASTH, head of Faustina II right
rev: OVLPIAS PAVTALIAS, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Thrace, Pautalia. cf. BMC 142,12; Moushmov 4114
laneyFeb 07, 2018
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - RIC 1252 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder
Rev:– P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Sol walking left raising hand and holding whip
Minted in Rome. 235 A.D.
Reference:– RIC 125. RSC 453
maridvnvmFeb 07, 2018
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - RIC 1802 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust right
Rev:– VICTORIA AVG, Victory running left with palm and wreath
Minted in Rome. 225 A.D.
Reference:– RIC 180. RSC 564
maridvnvmFeb 07, 2018
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - RIC 0232 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust right
Rev:– P M TR P II COS P P, Mars standing left, holding branch and reversed spear
Minted in Rome. 223 A.D.
Reference:– RIC 23. RSC 231
maridvnvmFeb 07, 2018
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - RIC 1934 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– FIDES MILITVM, Fides seated left holding two standards
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 193. RSC 51
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 07, 2018
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DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, two braids, clutching
ANZ / M left
Antioch 191
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)Feb 07, 2018
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Domitian RIC-73861 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 738 (R2). BMC (spec. acquired 1990). RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Ex Dionysos, eBay, January 2018.

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

A bit ragged, but in good metal and nicely centred.
5 commentsDavid AthertonFeb 07, 2018
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MAGNENTIUS Centenionalis Lyons9 viewsMagnentius Ć 23mm Centenionalis.
Lyons mint, 350 AD. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped & cuirassed bust right, A to left / VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; S V/RPLG in ex.
2 commentsancientoneFeb 07, 2018
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Maria of Alania Byzantine empress by marriages to emperors Michael VII Doukas and Nikephoros III Botaneiates (aka Maria-Martha of Georgia of Bagrationi royal dynasy)6 viewsMaria of Alania (born Martha, Georgian, 1053-1118) was Byzantine empress by marriages to emperors Michael VII Doukas and Nikephoros III Botaneiates. At the time of her marriage, Georgian Maria was one of only two non-Byzantine princesses to marry a Byzantine heir and the only one to give birth to an heir.

Anna Komnene, in her medieval biographical text Alexiad, describes the beautiful Georgian princess Maria of Alania: "...after Michael Ducas' deposition, when he had advised the latter's successor, Nicephorus Botaniates, to take her in marriage, because she came from another country and had not a crowd of kinsfolk to give the Emperor trouble, and he had told Botaniates a great deal about her family and personal beauty, and often praised her to him. And certainly she was as slender of stature as a cypress, her skin was white as snow, and though her face was not a perfect round, yet her complexion was exactly like a spring flower or a rose. And what mortal could describe the radiance of her eyes? Her eyebrows were well-marked and red-gold, while her eyes were blue. Full many a painter's hand has successfully imitated the colors of the various flowers the seasons bring, but this queen's beauty, the radiance of her grace and the charm and sweetness of her manners surpassed all description and all art. Never did Apelles or Pheidias or any of the sculptors produce a statue so beautiful. The Gorgon's head was said to turn those who looked upon it into stone, but anyone who saw the Queen walking or met her unexpectedly, would have gaped and remained rooted to the spot, speechless, as if apparently robbed of his mind and wits. There was such harmony of limbs and features, such perfect relation of the whole to the parts and of the parts to the whole, as was never before seen in a mortal body, she was a living statue, a joy to all true lovers of the beautiful. In a word, she was an incarnation of Love come down to this terrestrial globe."

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_of_Alania
Joe SermariniFeb 07, 2018
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BCC LH76 viewsLead Head
Hollow cast lead figure
of a miniature stylized head.
Inscribed around:
KAΛOK AIPOC
37.5 x 21.5 x 11mm.
10.38gm.
Identical and from the same mold
as BCC LH6. I believe KAΛOKAIPOC
is a personal name, which may(?)
also be translated as "summer" or
"in a good time". Other ideas are
welcome. I have seen three of these,
all from the same mold, all from
Caesarea Maritima. Identical to
BCC LH6. Surface find, 1974
1 commentsv-dromeFeb 07, 2018
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079 - Julia Mamaea denarius - RIC 3516 viewsIVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Diademed, draped bust right
Rev:– VENERI FELICI, Venus standing front, head right, holding Cupid & scepter
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 351, RSC 60, BMC 189
1 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 06, 2018
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079 - Julia Mamaea denarius - RIC 3606 viewsIVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Diademed, draped bust right
Rev:– VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, holding palladium & scepter
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 360, RSC 81, BMC 381
2 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 06, 2018
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087 - Gordian denarius - RIC 1143 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped bust right
Rev:– P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting elbow on lyre
Minted in Rome. A.D. 241-243.
Reference:– RIC 114. RSC 238
maridvnvmFeb 06, 2018
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 1895 viewsDenarius
Obv:- ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
Rev:- FORT RED P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and leaning on reversed rudder; wheel before
Minted in Rome. A.D. 211
Reference– RIC 189, RSC 84, BMC 1
2 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 06, 2018
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071 - Elagabalus Denarius - RIC 0453 viewsDenarius
Obv:- IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev:- P M TRP IIII COS III P P, Victory flying left holding open wreath, star in field right.
Minted in Rome.
Reference:- RIC 45, RSC 195a, BMC 251
maridvnvmFeb 06, 2018
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius-obverse0 viewsANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III - Laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius right

Mint: Rome (140-144 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 19.94g / 32mm / 180
References:
RIC III 1212
Cohen 34
Acquisition/Sale: glnumismatics Ebay $0.00 01/18
Gary W2Feb 06, 2018
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius-reverse2 viewsAVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, S C - bare head of Marcus Aurelius right, slight drapery on left shoulder.

Mint: Rome (140-144 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 19.94g / 32mm / 180
References:
RIC III 1212
Cohen 34
Acquisition/Sale: glnumismatics Ebay $0.00 01/18
Gary W2Feb 06, 2018
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -5 viewsDenarius
Obv:– SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– PART MAX P M TR P VIIII, two captives seated at foot of trophy
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 202
Reference:– RIC IV -; BMCRE -; RSC -.

2.94 gms. 0 degrees. 20.31 mm
2 commentsmaridvnvmFeb 06, 2018
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(0253) GALLIENUS1 views253-268 AD
AE 16X21 mm; 3.50 g
O: Radiate head of Gallienus right
R: PAX AVG Pax standing left holding branch and scetpre,; reverse P in exe.
Local immitative
laneyFeb 06, 2018
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Struck A.D.325. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Rome0 viewsObverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG. Laureate head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG. Laurel wreath enclosing VOT • XXX; in exergue, RP.
RIC VII : 318
SCARCE

This coin was struck to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the reign of Constantine in A.D.325.
This was also the year that the Council of Nicaea set out its definition of Christian orthodoxy.
*AlexFeb 06, 2018
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Struck A.D.327 - 329. Constantine I as Augustus. AE3 of Heraclea0 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Diademed head of Constantine I, tilted up towards heaven, facing right.
Reverse: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG. Laurel wreath surrounding VOT • XXX; in exergue, •SMHΔ.
RIC VII : 92 with E5 bust
SCARCE

This coin was struck to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the reign of Constantine in A.D.325.
*AlexFeb 06, 2018
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Sear 00263 viewsAnastasius I (491 – 518 CE) Decanummium, weight 3.99g, diameter 17mm. Mint of Constantinople.Abu GalyonFeb 06, 2018
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ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (Sinjar). Qutb al-Din Muhammad. AH 594-616 / AD 1197-1219. Ć Dirhem, Sinjar mint. Uncertain AH date.10 viewsObv. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed male Roman-style bust left, holding spear or scepter over shoulder and shield; tamgha before, mint name and [AH date] around.
Rev. Names and titles of Abbasid Caliph al-Nasir and Qutb al-Din Muhammad bin Zengi in five lines across field; name continued to right and left; Zengid tamgha in exergue.
References: S&S 81; Album 1880.2.
Brown patina, 25mm and 9.25 grams.
2 commentsCanaanFeb 06, 2018
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1 viewsQuant.GeekFeb 06, 2018
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