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Bithynia - Prusias II Cynegus (220-149 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AE19; Weight: 4.02 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Bithynia; Date: 182-149 BCE; Obverse: Head of mature Prusias right, wearing a winged diadem. Reverse: Herakles standing left, holding club in right hand, lion's skin in left - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ left - monogram MHT to right. References: SNG Cop. #631; BMC 13.210.3; Sear #7268.museumguyOct 18, 2019
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Greek - Dyrrhachinon, Illyria0 viewsMetal/Size: AR17; Weight: 3.12 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Dyrrhachinon, Illyria; Date: 1st-2nd C. BCE; Obverse: Cow standing right, looking back, suckling her calf; name of magistrate above - ΞENΩN (XENON), possibly name of moneyer between eagle and cow. Reverse: Double stellate pattern in square - ΔYP XAIPIΛΛOY. Reference: Sear #1879v.museumguyOct 17, 2019
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Greek - Lamia, Thessaly0 viewsMetal/Size: AR16; Weight: 2.6 grams; Denomination: Hemidrachm; Mint: Lamia, Thessaly; Date: 400-375 BCE; Obverse: Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy. Reverse: ΛAMIEΩN, amphora; to right, prochous with handle to right. References: BCE Thessaly II #121; Hoover HGC #119.museumguyOct 17, 2019
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Greek - Alexander III (The Great) (356-323 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AE19; Weight: 5.67 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Macedonia; Date: 356-323 BCE; Obverse: Head of young Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress. Reverse: Club and bow in bowcase - symbol above club; ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Of Alexander) between. References: Sear #6739.museumguyOct 17, 2019
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Greek - Dia, Bithynia0 viewsMetal/Size: AE20; Weight: 8.94 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Dia, Bithynia; Date: 85-65 BCE; Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse: Eagle standing left, head right, on thunderbolt; monogram to left "DIAS". References: SNG Cop. #404; SNG BM #1562; Lindgren & Kovacs #115.museumguyOct 17, 2019
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Vespasian RIC-2878 viewsÆ As, 9.19g
Rome mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVSTI; S C low in field; Aequitas stg. l., with scales and rod
RIC 287 (C). BMC 600. BNC 576.
Acquired from eBay, October 2019.

After the financial mess Nero had left the empire in and the heavy costs of the recent Civil War and Judaean revolt, restoring the state's finances were a top priority for Vespasian upon his accession. This Aequitas type struck during his great bronze issue of 71 proclaims the honest administration of public finances and that lapsed standards would be restored. Aequitas holding her scales and measuring rod was probably based on a cult image of the deity. She first shows up as an imperial virtue on the coinage under Galba, a virtue that Vespasian was eager to emulate. The type comes in two variants - one with S C in exergue and, as seen here, S C low in field.

Nice dark tan patina and well centred.
1 commentsDavid AthertonOct 17, 2019
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RIC 7531 viewsObv.: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Obv.: SALVS AVG

//XXIVI

Weight: 4,00 g.

Ex P. Gysen.
vrtsprbOct 17, 2019
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RIC 8800 viewsObv.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG

Rev.: VIRTVS PROBI AVG

//KAB.

Weight: 3,86 g.

Ex P. Gysen.
vrtsprbOct 17, 2019
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius1 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P - Laureate head right.
T R POT COS III - Roma seated left on globe, holding sceptre and cornucopiae; S-C across fields.
Exergue: ITALIA



Mint: Rome (140-144 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 26.45g / 33mm / 12h
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC 747a
BMCRE 1646
Cohen 470
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Sale 62 #886 $0.00 10/19
Notes: Oct 17, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
GRWilsonOct 17, 2019
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RIC 5622 viewsObv.: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Rev.: SALVS AVG

//AXXI

4,62 g.



Ex. P. Gysen, Ex Lanz 64 (1993), 803.
vrtsprbOct 16, 2019
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878 BOSPORUS, Kingdom of the Bosporus Hadrian 123-24 AD Cotys II4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 878; Anokhin 471; MacDonald 422

Issue Year ΚY (420)

Obv. ΒΑϹΙΛΕⲰϹ ΚΟΤΥΟϹ
Diademed and draped bust of Cotys II, right

Rev. ΚΥ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

7.71 gr
19 mm
1h
1 commentsokidokiOct 16, 2019
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ALFOLDI 026.16 (3 EX.)1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS INV AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A (BASTIEN) / C (RIC V.2) = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Γ//XXI
WEIGHT 4.34g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 657
ALFOLDI 026.16 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1447
Barnaba6Oct 16, 2019
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 1384 1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: DACIA FELIX
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//S
MINT: MEDIOLANUM
WEIGHT: 2,87 g
RIC TEMP: 1384 (28 EX.)

Ex. Ph. Gysen collection.

Rare and desirable reverse type!
Barnaba6Oct 16, 2019
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 3013 1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: ORIENS AVG
BUST TYPE: B4 = Radiate, cuirassed (lorica squamata) bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//BC
MINT: CYZICUS
RIC TEMP: 3013 (1 EX. - THIS ONE!)

Ex. Ph. Gysen collection.

Unique!
Barnaba6Oct 16, 2019
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Spain, Bolskan (Osca). Circa 150-100 BC. AE Unit3 viewsSpain, Bolskan (Osca). Circa 150-100 BC. AE Unit (10.35 gm, 24mm).
Obverse: Bearded head right; dolphin behind.
Reverse: "BOLSKAN" in Celt-Iberian in exergue, rider on horse right, holding spear; star behind.
CNH 8; SNG BM Spain 734; SNG Copenhagen 325. VF.
1 commentsPaul R3Oct 16, 2019
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Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AE As3 viewsAntoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AE As (9.86 gm, 25.5mm). Rome mint. Struck 140-144 AD.
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PI VS PP TRP COS III, laureate head right.
Reverse: ANNONA AVG, S-C, Annona standing right, holding grain ears over modius in right hand, cornucopia in left; at feet to right, prow right.
RIC III 675. VF.
1 commentsPaul R3Oct 16, 2019
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Julia Mamaea. Augusta, 222-235 AD. AR Denarius2 viewsJulia Mamaea. Augusta, 222-235 AD. AR Denarius (2,81 gm, 19mm). Rome mint. Struck 222 AD.
Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, bare headed, draped bust right.
Reverse: IVNO CONS-E-RVATRIX, Juno standing slightly left, holding patera and scepter; to left, peacock standing left.
RIC IV 343 (Severus Alexander); BMCRRE 43-5 (Severus Alexander); RSC 35. gVF.
1 commentsPaul R3Oct 16, 2019
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1017 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian, Octastyle temple and Prow3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1017; Rec 38; Rec. Gén. 41.

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. KΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; figure in the pediment, below stairs forepart prow.

23.85 gr
34 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiOct 15, 2019
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133 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-25 AD Providentia standing2 viewsReference.
Strack 76; RIC 133; RSC 1198.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder, seen from front

Rev. P M TR P COS III. PRO - AVG
Providentia standing facing, head left, extending hand and holding sceptre; globe at feet to left.

3.20 gr
18 mm
6h
okidokiOct 15, 2019
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AE 18 Pergamum, Mysia, bronze2 views Bronze AE 18, RPC I 2374; SNG BnF 1964; BMC Mysia p. 134, 205; SGICV 4910; SNG Cop -, F, dark green patina, reverse off center, Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey) mint, weight 4.116g, maximum diameter 18.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 40 - 60 A.D.; obverse Θ EON CYN-KΛHTON, draped bust of the Senate right; reverse ΘEAN PWMHN, turreted and draped bust of Roma rightNORMAN KOct 15, 2019
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1327 - 1377, EDWARD III, AR (billon) Denier au Leopard, struck at Bordeaux, France3 viewsObverse: + EDVARDVS : REX around beaded inner circle containing legend ANGL between two lines, Leopard facing left above, trefoil of pellets below. Cross pattée in legend.
Reverse: + DVX AQITANIE around beaded inner circle containing cross pattée. Cross pattée in legend.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 0.70gms | Die Axis: 3
Second type issue. Scarce
SPINK: 8090

Unlike English silver coins which, with few exceptions were maintained at sterling fineness, these small denomination continental coins were often debased. At the time of issue they would have had a good silver appearance, but after some use their color darkened, hence they became known as “Black Money”.
Black money coins were hastily produced in large numbers and often poorly struck. They were the common circulating medium at the time and consequently they became very worn so that, during the ensuing years during which there were frequent re-coinages, they were the first into the melting pot. Surviving examples are therefore now quite rare and most of those that have survived are of a low grade.

Edward III was King of England from January 1327 until his death. He is noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority after the disastrous and unorthodox reign of his father, Edward II. During his long reign Edward III transformed the Kingdom of England into one of the most formidable military powers in Europe. His reign also saw vital developments in legislation and government, in particular the evolution of the English parliament, though it also saw the ravages of the Black Death.
Edward was crowned at the age of fourteen after his father was deposed by his mother, Isabella of France, and her lover Roger Mortimer. But at the age of seventeen he led a successful coup d'état against Mortimer, whom he executed, and began his personal reign.
In 1337, after a successful campaign in Scotland, Edward declared himself the rightful heir to the French throne which started what was to become known as the Hundred Years' War. Following some initial setbacks, the first part of this war went exceptionally well for England, the victories at Crécy and Poitiers led to the highly favourable Treaty of Brétigny in which, though Edward renounced his claim to the French throne, England made great territorial gains. However Edward's later years were marked by international failure and domestic strife, largely as a result of his inactivity and poor health.
Around 29 September 1376 Edward fell ill with a large abscess and, after a brief period of recovery, the king died of a stroke at Sheen on 21 June. He was succeeded by his ten-year-old grandson, King Richard II, since Edward's son, heir and Richard's father, the Black Prince, had predeceased Edward on 8 June 1376.
*AlexOct 15, 2019
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Philip II Tetradrachm Lifetime Issue8 viewsPhilip II Tetradrachm Lifetime Issue Amphipolis Mint, 355-349/8.
O: Laureate head of Zeus to right.
R: ΦΙΛΙΠ ΠΟΥ Philip II, wearing kausia and chlamys and raising his right hand in salute, riding to left; horizontal club below belly.
- Le Rider 96-108

The reverse is a representation of the King’s arrival on his accession to the throne, dressed in traditional Macedonian garb.
1 commentsNemonaterOct 15, 2019
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BCC LR673 viewsLate Roman
Zeno 474-491CE
Obv:Uncertain inscription [ ] C I [ ]
Diademed bust right, uncertain attributes.
RIC notes three obverse legends for the
968-975 series, including DN ZENOC
PF AVG, and others no doubt exist.
Letter forms vary, considerably.
Rev:Monogram of Zeno. (No. 7 var.)
Possible ref: RIC X 970v. Antioch?
AE 9.75mm 1.31gm. Axis:180
Surface find, Caesarea Maritima, 1976.
v-dromeOct 15, 2019
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Thessaly, Larissa (360 - 325 B.C.)6 viewsÆ Dichalkon
O: Head of Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx; grain ears in hair.
R: Horseman riding right, holding lance;
5.84g
19mm
Rogers 284; BCD Thessaly II 393; HGC 4, 530
1 commentsMatOct 14, 2019
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Chabakta - AE0 viewsc. 100-85 BC
times of Mithradates VI Eupator
head of Perseus right wearing Phrygian helmet
drinking pegasos left
XABAKTΩN / (AΦP) / ?
SNG Stancomb 714; SNG Cop 204; SNG BM 1258; Rec Gen p. 77, 1
Johny SYSELOct 14, 2019
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Marcus Antonius and Octavian Caesar - Thessalonica0 views37 BC
head of Agonothesia right
AΓΩNOΘEΣIA
legend within wreath
ANT / KAI
RPC I 1552; SNG Copenhagen 375
Johny SYSELOct 14, 2019
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Claudius I AE As Minerva, Rome 41 - 50 AD3 viewsClaudius (41 - 54 AD)

AE As, Rome, 41 - 50 AD

Anv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP Bust left
Rev: S-C Minerva advancing rigth with shield and spear
RIC I 100

Weight: 12,1g.
Diameter: 29mm.
1 commentsJose PolancoOct 14, 2019
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Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Denarius, Rome, 163-164. 2 viewsObv. ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACV Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIII IMP II COS III.
Rev. ARMEN Armenia seated left, mourning in front of a vexillum and a shield, her left hand set on bow behind.
References: BMC 274. Cohen 7. RIC 81. Perfectly centered, lovely toned. Nearly extremely fine.
CanaanOct 14, 2019
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RIC 184 var.3 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r., aegis
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Genius standing l., holding patera and cornucopiae, with altar on l.

18mm, 3.48g
Woytek 217c (42 specimen)
1 commentsklausklageOct 13, 2019
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RIC 118 var.2 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC
Aequitas standing l., holding scales and cornucopiae.

18mm, 3.17g
Woytek 278b, Portrait Type D (80 specimen)
klausklageOct 13, 2019
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RIC 318 var.4 viewsDenarius, 114-117
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC
Laur. r., dr. and cuirassed
Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R – FORT RED
Fortuna seated l., holding rudder and cornucopiae.

19mm, 3.06g
Woytek 526h (35 specimen)
1 commentsklausklageOct 13, 2019
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RIC 3632 viewsDenarius, 134-138
Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Head, bare, r.
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG - COS III
Liberalitas standing r., emptying cornucopiae.

17mm, 3.32g
1 commentsklausklageOct 13, 2019
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RIC 1271 viewsDenarius, 119-122
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Head, laureate, r., draped and cuirassed.
Rev: P M TR P COS III - LIB PUB in ex.
Libertas seated l., holding branch and sceptre.

3.23g, 19mm
klausklageOct 13, 2019
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L. Cassius Caeicianus, Denar2 viewsL. Cassius Caeicianus, Denar

RRC: 321/1
102 bc
3,74 gr

AV: CAEICIAN, Draped bust of Ceres left wearing barley-wreath
RV: L CASS(I), 2 yoked oxen, •N above

ex Künker, Auktion 318, Lot 887, 11.03.2019
Reported as ex Jesus Vico, Madrid 2009, Nr. 235.
1 commentsNorbertOct 13, 2019
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L. Postumius Albinus, Denarius1 viewsL. Postumius Albinus, Denarius

RRC: 252/1
131 bc
3,85 gr

AV: Head of Roma right, helmeted, Apex behind, star before.
RV: L POST ALB (Partially ligated) / ROMA, Mars in quadriga rright, holding spear, shield and reins l. hand and trophy in r.,

ex Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung, Auktion 261, Lot 538, 04.03.2019
NorbertOct 13, 2019
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L. Piso Frugi, Quinarius1 viewsL. Piso Frugi, Quinarius

RRC: 340/2e
90 bc
2,02 gr

AV: Laureate head of Apollo r.; behind, dagger.
RV: L·PI – SO Victory standing r., holding wreath in r. hand and palm branch in l.

ex Naville Numismatics, NN Live auction 47, Lot 384, 03.02.2019
NorbertOct 13, 2019
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Antoninus Pius as Augustus, AE As. Added to the Wildwinds site.2 viewsRome 147-148 A.D. 9.54g - 25.8mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI - Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev: COS IIII VOTA / S-C - Emperor togate, standing left, sacrificing from a patera over altar, and holding scroll.

RIC III 852 var (Drapery)
Christian ScarlioliOct 13, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 31-30 B.C1 viewsAE 24.69mm (Thickness 2.31mm), weight 7.01g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, monogram above with Phoenician letters nun (N) left; lamedh (L) & aleph (´) right. Aradian era date 229 (ΣKΘ) with Phoenician letters taw (T) & shin (SH) below in exerque.
AradosOct 13, 2019
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Elagabalus - Tripolis2 views220-221 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT K M AΥΡ__ANTWNINOC
lighted altar of Zeus Hagios within tetrastyle temple; on the left side Helios standing half right, rising hand; on the right side Selene standing half left rising hand, holding cornucopia; star over crescent in pediment, steps below
TΡIΠO_Λ_I_TWN
BΛΦ
SNG Copenhagen 292; BMC 114
ex Münz Zentrum Rheinland
Johny SYSELOct 13, 2019
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Caracalla - Byblos1 viewsAR tetradrachm
215-217 AD
laureate head right
AVT KAI AN_TWNINOC CE·
eagle on cross-garlanded altar facing, head left, wreath in beak
·ΔHMAPX·_·EΞ·VΠAT·TO·Δ·
K / ·
Prieur 1307
ex Münz Zentrum Rheinland
Johny SYSELOct 13, 2019
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Rome - AR Didrachm3 views225-217 BC
laureate head of Janus
Jupiter and Victory in quadriga right. Jupiter holding thunderbolt and scepter, Victory holding reins
ROMA
Crawford 34/1, Albert: 90.
ex Dionysos
1 commentsJohny SYSELOct 13, 2019
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Caracalla - Sidon2 viewsAR Tetradrachm
215-217 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT KAI AN_TWNINOC CE
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, carrige of Astarte below
ΔHMAPX__EΞ VΠATOC Δ
Prieur 1362
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSELOct 13, 2019
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Faustina II - Abila, Decapolis1 views162-163 AD
draped bust right
ΦAVCTEINA__CEBACTH
Athena standing half left holding branch and spear
CEΛ__EVK__ABIΛA ϚKC
Spijkerman 4; SNG ANS 1120; RPC IV.3, 6507 (temporary)
Johny SYSELOct 13, 2019
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Aulus Gabinius - AR Tetradrachm1 viewsin the name of Philip I
57-55 BC
Antioch
diademed head of Philip I right
Zeus seated left holding Nike and scepter
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΦIΛIΠΠOY // EΠIΦANOYΣ / ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY
(AYΓB)
Prieur 1; McAlee 1; RPC I
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELOct 13, 2019
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Maximinus I - AE Sestertius2 viewsIII 235 - I 236 AD
Rome
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG
Victory advancing right holding wreath and palm
VICTORIA AVG
S C
RIC IV 67
Johny SYSELOct 13, 2019
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Tiberius as Augustus, AE As.1 viewsRome 22-23 A.D. 10.43g - 28.9mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: TI CAESAR AVG●F●AVGVST IMP VIII - Bare head of Tiberius left.

Rev: PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XXIIII / S●C - Legend around large S●C.

RIC I 44, BMCRE 91, RCV 1770.
Christian ScarlioliOct 13, 2019
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Cr 50/3 Æ As Anonymous [Anchor]2 views209-208 b.c.e. Rome mint
Laureate head of Janus; I (value) above
Prow right; I (value) above, anchor before, ROMA below
32.66 gm 34 mm
This issue is associated with a 60-As gold piece. A nice specimen with a pronounced eye and oar-box on the prow.
1 commentsPMahOct 13, 2019
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Cr 162/6a Ӕ Quadrans MAT[ienus]1 views179-170 b.c.e. Rome mint
Head of Hercules right, three pellets behind
Prow right; MAT ligate above, three pellets before, ROMA below
7.20 gm 21mm

The MAT issue runs Victoriatus, Denarius, and bronze As through Sextans. The smaller bronze fractions are not seen every day. This specimen also nicely shows the clipping/snapping point on the rim where the flans were broken from a sprue or strip of multiple pieces.
PMahOct 13, 2019
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Seleukos I - AE2 viewsc. 285-280 BC
Sardis
winged head of Medusa right, snakes in hair
bull butting right
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
ΣEΛEYKOY / Ξ
Houghton-Lorber I 21(2), Newell WSM 925, SNG Spaer 23, SGCV II 6852, HGC 9 92a (R1)
Johny SYSELOct 13, 2019
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Antiochus II Theos - AR tetradrachm1 viewsin the name of Seleukos I
Susa
261-246 BC
head of young Herakles wearing lion's skin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle
ΣEΛEYKOY // (TAYP)
(ΔYP)
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
SC 603.3c; HGC 9, 235
ex Künker
Johny SYSELOct 13, 2019
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Cr 197-198B/1b Æ As Anonymous1 viewsc. 157-156 b.c.e.
Laureate head of Janus, I [value] above
Prow right; I [value] before, ROMA below
16.03 gm 30mm
McCabe Group K3 (note cartoonish prowstem and peaked deck structure)
The Crawford numbering of these issues are a bit difficult to follow, and McCabe makes associations that are clearer once one can see a number of specimens of each Group.
PMahOct 13, 2019
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Cr 249/3 Æ Quadrans P. Maenius M.f. [Antiaticus?]0 views 132 b.c.e. Rome mint
Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin headdress; three pellets behind
Prow right; P•MAE•ANT•MF (ligate) above, three pellets before, ROMA below
7.95gm 20mm

The exact cognomen of the moneyer is not universally agreed.
PMahOct 13, 2019
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Cr 263/3b Æ Semis M. Caecilius Q. f. Q. n. Metellus 0 views127 b.c.e Rome mint
Laureate head of Saturn right; S behind
Prow right; Macedonian shield above, S before, ROMA below
9.17 gm 23mm
The Caecili Metelli were quite proud of the victory over Macedonia of their forebearer, Macedonius. The shield is found on all the types in this issue, and, on this Semis and a related Quadrans, the name is dispensed with, although some specimens of both retain the name crammed on the reverse.
PMahOct 13, 2019
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Cr 387/1 AR Denarius L. Rutilius Flaccus0 viewsRome mint, circa 77 b.c.e.
FLAC Helmeted head of Roma r.
Victory in fast-moving biga r., holding reins and wreath; in ex, L·RVTILI
Rutilia 1

A decent strike suffering from a crowded reverse. Speaking of the reverse, this moneyer, who was a bit of a non-entity, used a generic reverse during a period when his predecessors and successors came up with unique design concepts (or, at least, had good decorators). Compare Crawford 370 through 400 types to this one, and most win, hands-down. Perhaps I am influenced by negative association in American English of the word "Flack" to connote a shameless publicity agent, and any other association is even less of an endorsement.
PMahOct 12, 2019
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Cr 340/1 AR Denarius L. Piso Frugi1 views90 b.c.e. Rome Mint
Laureate head of Apollo r.; behind, control numeral V XXXXI
Horseman galloping r., holding palm branch; below, L PISO FRVGI / ROMA in monogram; above, control numeral CXVII
18mm 3.96 gm
Calpurnia 12
It is difficult to get overly-excited about this type, or its quinarius, with the nearly unlimited combinations of control numerals. (I may be mis-reading the obverse control number as having a prefix "V", but perhaps not. I need to research the combinations a bit.)
PMahOct 12, 2019
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Cr 302/1 AR Denarius L. Flaminius Cilo0 views109 or 108 b.c.e., Rome mint
Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, ROMA and below chin, X
Victory in prancing biga r.; below horses, L·FLAMINI, CILO in ex.
Flaminia 1

A large issue without associated bronze.
The reverse engraving suffered from the large production, as Victory, on this specimen, drives extremely tiny-headed horses.
PMahOct 12, 2019
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Cr 174/1 Æ As Caecilius0 views c. 169-158 b.c.e. Rome mint likely moneyer: A. Caecilius A.f.
Laureate head of Janus; above, I [value]
[A] CAE above, R[OMA] below, prow of galley right; before, I [value]
33 mm 29.35 gm

Ex RBW Collection, from Christie's (17 October 1984), lot 21 (part)

This issue has not been securely dated, and some view the time frame for these issues to be earlier and longer. For this 10-20 year period, only the bronze coins use a ligated, short-form of about 20 moneyers' names, which do not have associated named denarii.
This coin is no beauty, but it is clear enough and quite weighty, with a fine provenance that shows even great collectors had to grab the right coins when available. In this issue, the As is easy to find but the fractions are not.
PMahOct 12, 2019
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Cr 39/4 Æ Uncia Anonymous3 viewsc. 217-215 B.C.E. Rome

Radiate and draped facing bust of Sol; • (value) to left
Crescent; two stars and • (value) above; ROMA below
24mm 12.47 gm

ex. McCabe; ex RBW

This large "unit" of the semilibral standard, comes from the series sometimes also described as "collateral". Crawford identified only struck bronzes from Triens to Semuncia for this issue. There are no clearly-associated cast bronze larger denominations, with the nearest-dated such cast types having more directly-related struck smaller denominations.
Yet, this series demonstrates the last great gasp of creativity in Republican bronze, no Prows in sight and without standardized presentations of the soon-to-be-rigid obverse gods.
Although not rare, these interesting types do not show up in every sale. This specimen has a bit of roughness but also a wonderful strike.
PMahOct 12, 2019
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Cr 65/6 Æ Sextans [AVR] C. Aurunculeius1 views209 B.C.E. Æ Sextans Sardinia mint.
Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasos; • • (value) above
Prow of galley right; ROMA above, AVR ligate vertical before, •• (value) below
18mm 3.12 gm
C. Aurunculeius was Praetor for Sardinia in 209 b.c.e., and, along with issues by his immediate predecessors L. Cornelius (211) and P. Manlius Vulso (210), his issue helps to date the introduction of the Denarius, despite no identified denarii in any of the three issues, but including identifiable quinarii (which would be meaningless without the Denarius.)
Not a beautiful specimen, but well-centered and complete, and an overall rare-ish coin.
PMahOct 12, 2019
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Cr 64/6a Æ Sextans [MA series] P. Manlius Vulso ?2 views210 B.C.E. Sardinia
Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; • • (value) above
Prow of galley right; MA ligate and vertical to right, •• (value) below
18 mm 3.88 gms
Another series not directly associated with a denarius, running Quinarius to Sextans.
As with the other Sardinian issues, this issue helps to date the denarius, as Manlius Vulso was Praetor for Sardinia in 210.
This specimen is a but rough but overall has a fine strike and centering. The issue is somewhat rare.
PMahOct 12, 2019
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Cr 69/6a Æ Sextans [Corn-ear/KA series]1 viewsc. 211-208 B.C.E. Sicily
Draped bust of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; • • (value) above
Prow of galley right; grain ear above, ligate KA to right, [ROMA] below
18.5 mm 5.86 gm
PMahOct 12, 2019
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Cr 63/6 Æ Sextans Anonymous [C Series]2 views211 BCE Sardinia

Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasos; • • (mark of value) above
Prow of galley right; C to right, ROMA above, • • (mark of value) below.
19mm 4.64 gm

This series is associated only from Quinarius to Sextans by Crawford, likely issued by L. Cornelius Lentulus, and critical for the now-accepted dating of the start of the denarius, as Lentulus was Praetor in Sardinia in 211.
The sextans is the most common denomination of the series, which is probably why I have one...
PMahOct 12, 2019
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varb3493 viewsElagabalus
Perinthus, Thrace

Obv: AVT K [M A]VPH ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ. laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: [ΠEPINΘIΩN ΔI]-C (NE)ΩKOPΩN. Athena standing facing, head left, holding patera and resting left hand on shield set on ground.
21 mm, 12.90 gms

Varbanov 349, Moushmov 4600, Schönert 687
Charles MOct 12, 2019
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Celtic issue imitating Philip III Arrhidaios. AR Tetradrachm 1 viewsCelts, Lower Danube. Imitating Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.14 gm). Head of Herakles r. clad in lion skin headdress. / ΒΙΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ (sic), Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding eagle and sceptre; two monograms in l. field, I below throne. VF. Good style for issue. SNG Cop 2 #1086; HGC 3.1 #973g; Lukanc 2; Muller plate XXVIII #93 (Philip III); Price P151 (Aradus); Gobl OTA plate 44 #579.4; Dembski KMW 1468; Kostial Sammlung Lanz p. 154 #898ff; Sammlung Flesche 740; CCCBM I #192; cf. Roma Num. E32 #27; Goldberg 93 #1501.

AnaximanderOct 12, 2019
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Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm 0 viewsMacedon, Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.94 gm) of Babylon. Struck under Perdikkas, 323-320 BC. Head of Herakles r. clad in lion skin headdress. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding eagle and sceptre. M to l., ΛΥ below throne.  aVF/ gVF.   SNG Cop 2 #1074; HGC 3.1 #973f; Muller plate XXVIII #P99 (Myra, Lycia); Newell Demanhur 4526ff; Price p. 470 #P181; SNG Alpha Bank 872 (same obv. die). AnaximanderOct 12, 2019
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Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Drachm0 viewsMacedon, Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Drachm (4.32 gm) of Colophon, 323-319 BC. Head of young Herakles r. clad in lion skin headdress. / Zeus Aetophoros enthroned, holding eagle and sceptre. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, kithara (lyre) to l.  EF.  Lustrous and fine style. Ponterio 136 #1714. SNG Berry 235; HGC 3.1 #974d; Muller plate XXVII #P50 (Incerti Macedoniae); Price P43; SNG Alpha Bank 852; SNG Cop 2 #1100; SNG Munich 938-940. cf. Pegasi BOB155 #68 (same dies); Thompson-Bellinger p. 20 #7. AnaximanderOct 12, 2019
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280-272 BC. AR Nomos4 views19.5mm, 6.46 g, 2h
Youth on horseback right, crowning self; ZΩ to left, ZAΛO and Ionic capital below / Phalanthos riding dolphin left, holding aphlaston and distaff; ANΘ to right.
Vlasto 804; HN Italy 1014. Good VF
LeoOct 12, 2019
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Ottoman Empire. Mehmed V. 20 Kurush. Dated RY 9 (AD 1917)2 views(36 mm).Constantinople mint (in Turkey), OC 35-012-0. Pere 1046; KM 780.Ruslan KOct 12, 2019
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AR Denarius, Rome, 79 AD

Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI. Laureated bust rigth.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS. Clapsed hands in front of a legionary eagle on a galley’s prow.
RIC II 1081 (Vesp.)

Weight: 2.9g.
Diameter: 18mm.
Jose PolancoOct 12, 2019
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Vespasian, AR Denarius, COS ITER TR POT, 79 AD.1 viewsVespasian (69 – 79 AD)

AR Denarius, Rome, 79 AD

Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG. Laureated bust rigth.
Rev: COS ITER TR POT. Pax seated left holding branch and caduceus.
RIC II 29

Weight: 2.7g.
Diameter: 18mm.
Jose PolancoOct 12, 2019
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Judaea, Ascalon 1st Century B.C2 viewsObverse: Veiled and Turreted head of Tyche, border of dots.

Reverse: War-galley right with oars, dot (shield) and AC above, border of dots.

CanaanOct 11, 2019
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Temp Alexander III-Kassander VF. 325-310 BC. AE161 viewsMacedon, Temp Alexander III-Kassander VF. 325-310 BC. AE (16mm, 4.79 gm). Patterned shield with boss decorated with thunderbolt at center. / Plumed Macedonian helmet with laurel decoration, thunderbolt below. Β-Α to l. & r.  VF. SNG Cop 2 #1119; HGC 3.1 #956; Liampi Chronologie 28-30, 41-50; Price 416; SNG Alpha Bank 845-848. cf Lindgren II 1296v; Nomos AG Obolos 6 #334. AnaximanderOct 11, 2019
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Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AE 20 of Amphipolis?0 viewsMacedon, Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AE 20 (5.55 gm) of Amphipolis? Head of young Herakles clad in lion skin headdress, r. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ across, bow in gorytos (quiver) above, club of Herakles below. Α in lower field. gF. SNG Cop 2 #1056; ADM I Series X; HGC 3.1 #926a; Muller- ; Price 332; SNG Alpha Bank 736.AnaximanderOct 11, 2019
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Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm of Sardes0 viewsMacedon, Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (4.19 gm) of Sardes. Struck under Menander, c.324/3 BC Head of Herakles clad in lion skin headdress, r. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding eagle and sceptre, rose below throne. VF. SNG Berry 258; ADM I Series X; HGC 3.1 #914; Muller plate IV #117 (Traelium); Price 2571; SNG Alpha Bank 643-644; Thompson ADM I Series X #81-94; Thompson-Bellinger p.27 #8. AnaximanderOct 11, 2019
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Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Arados4 viewsMacedon, Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.14 gm) of Arados, Attic stdd., 324-320 BC. Head of Herakles clad in lion skin headdress, r. / Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding sceptre and eagle. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, ΣΩ in left field, ΑΡ (civic) monogram under throne. VF. SNG Cop 2 #800; ACNAC Dewing 1065 (same dies, rev. die engraved with only Σ in l. field); Duyrat group IV, series 6 #402 (D77/R156); HGC 3.1 #910n; Muller pg. 297 (plate XIX #1363); Price 3321; Rouvier 51; SNG Alpha Bank 671 corr. (Σꭥ). 1 commentsAnaximanderOct 11, 2019
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Vespasian RIC-15933 viewsÆ Sestertius, 26.69g
Rome mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: IVDAEA CAPTA; S C in exergue; Palm tree; to l. Captive stg. r.; to r., Judaea std. r. on cuirass; both figures surrounded by arms
RIC 159 (C3). BMC 532. BNC 490, pl. XLIV (same dies).
Acquired from Witter Coins, eBay, October 2019. Ex Triton V, 16 January 2002, lot 1913 (From the Robert Schonwalter Collection). Ex Worner List 1, January 1951, no. 394. Formerly in NGC holder #4683650-005, with grade 'F', strike 5/5, surface 3/5.

Ambition sighed: she found it vain to trust
The faithless column and the crumbling bust;
Huge moles, whose shadow stretched from shore to shore,
Their ruins perished, and their place no more!
Convinced, she now contracts her vast design,
And all her triumphs shrink into a coin.
A narrow orb each crowded conquest keeps,
Beneath her palm here sad Judea weeps. -
Alexander Pope, To Mr. Addison, Occasioned by his Dialogues on Medals II. 19-26

For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen ... Thy men shall fall by the sword and thy mighty in the war. And her gates shall lament and mourn, and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground - Isaiah III.25-26.

In 70 AD Jerusalem was besieged and sacked and the Temple razed by the Roman forces commanded by Titus Caesar. The following year a massive joint Triumph was held in Rome for Vespasian and Titus to celebrate their successful conclusion of the Jewish Rebellion. Coins were also issued to commemorate their victory. These so called 'Judaea Capta' coins first appeared in late 70 just after the fall of Jerusalem in August, both in the precious metals and at first sparingly in bronze. It wasn't until 71, the year of the triumph, that the bronze coinage came into its own with a whole host of 'Judaea Capta' types. Probably the most famous of these depicts the ubiquitous date palm with a standing bound captive to the left and a seated Judaea to the right, both surrounded by arms. The second bronze issue of 71 saw these produced in massive quantities (Colin Kraay knew of 23 reverse dies paired with this obverse). Although the overall allegorical meaning of the reverse is readily apparent, what each individual device specifically symbolises is open to debate. We are on firm ground to assume the date palm represents the land of Judaea as H. Mattingly proposed in BMCRE II (although J. M. Cody speculated the palm possibly represents the Roman victory). The motif of the standing captive is copied from earlier Republican coin issues, reminiscent of the Gaulish and Spanish captives on those Republican types. His dress indicates he is a barbarian from outside the boundaries of Roman civilisation. In the spirit of the 'Vercingetorix' denarius, H. St. J. Hart proposed the captive is actually either Simon Bar Giora or John of Gischala(!), the two defeated Jewish commanders. The seated female figure is the personification of Judaea, the daughter of Zion. This figure is frequently seen on the various designs of the series, often paired with the palm tree. Her attitude of mourning and dejection leaves little doubt she is lamenting the defeat of her people.

Modern viewers see this as a forlorn scene of defeat, however, to the Roman coin designers the images are meant to convey victory over a worthy foe. The Jewish War was an important event for the fledgling Flavian dynasty - in essence it gave them the legitimacy to rule. The ensuing propaganda onslaught after the 'Gotterdammerung' fall of Jerusalem is awe inspiring. The slight of hand the Flavian regime pulled off which transformed defeated rebel provincials into a foreign menace is truly amazing. The coins were a major part of the regime's propaganda commemorating Vespasian's defeat of the Jews and saving the empire. Their efforts paid off, for even today this 'Judaea Capta' type is one of the most iconic and recognised reverses in the whole of Roman coinage.

Fantastic surfaces in good metal. A beauty in hand.
6 commentsDavid AthertonOct 11, 2019
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Constans (337 - 350 A.D.)13 viewsÆ Centenionalis
O: D N CONSTANS P F AVG, laureate draped bust left holding globe.
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier walking right, spear downwards, leading captive from hut under a tree. Mintmark R star Q.
Rome Mint, officina 4; 348-350 AD
4.08g
23mm
RIC VIII Rome 140; LRBC 601

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
1 commentsMatOct 10, 2019
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Carausius6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG; Radiate bust in imperial mantle to right.
PAX AVG; Pax stg. left, holding scepter and branch; F O in fields.
Ex: ML
London
RIC -
2 commentsJulianus of PannoniaOct 10, 2019
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Cr 285/1 AR Denarius Cn Domitius Ahenobarbus2 viewsRome mint, 116 or 115 BCE
Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, X and before, ROMA
Jupiter in prancing quadriga r., holding sceptre and hurling thunderbolt; in exergue, CN DOMI
(Crawford sees sceptre as a laurel-branch.)
20mm 3.78 gm
Domitia 7
There's an interesting numismatic puzzle of the association of this type with a closely-related type of different moneyers, but I do not fully understand it and will skip for now.
I posted this specimen for the awful execution of the reverse, where the engraver competently depicted the horses' heads and tack, but then apparently realized that nearly 2/3 of the die face remained, and, so, panicking, filled in the field with horse-legs with a bizarre variety of joints and proportions -- the Ministry of Silly Horse Walks, 2nd Century BCE.
PMahOct 10, 2019
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Cr 405/2 AR Denarius M. Plaetorius Cestianus5 viewsM. Plaetorius M. f. Cestianus
Rome mint c. 69 BCE
Draped female bust r. (Fortuna?); behind, [control symbol]
M PLAETORI CEST S·C around half-length boy? girl? facing on tablet inscribed SORS.
20mm, 3.49 gm
Plaetoria 10

A fascinating type among this varied issue with four main types of denarii. There are multiple theories as to the unique figure on the reverse, clearly a reference to divination by lots "SORS", but no agreement as to exactly what it signifies. Even on nicely preserved specimens, of which there are not many, the gender of the reverse figure is difficult to say. Crawford cites reason to think it refers to the origin of the moneyer's adoptive gens, expanded greatly by Michael Harlan. To me, given that the moneyership is an electoral stepping-stone, it seems a rather obscure reference; although the "S C" indicates a special issue perhaps unconnected with regular duties. Crawford notes that Cestianus became Praetor c. 64 BCE, so perhaps he was right to trust in luck.
This type is deemed rare and this specimen's condition is not unusual for the type.
1 commentsPMahOct 10, 2019
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Cr 28/4 AR Half-Quadrigatus/Drachm4 viewsAnonymous, Rome mint
2.99 gm; 17 mm
c. 225 BCE?
Laureate head of Fontus/Janus
Jupiter in quadriga driven by Victory l., holding sceptre and thunderbolt; in ex. ROMA.
This type is associated with the series staring with the AU stater with Dioscuri/Oath scene. Crawford dates the entire series to just before the introduction of the denarius, with a theory of the dating based on style. I have not reproduced or researched the arguments here.
This coin is much nicer in hand than the photo.
2 commentsPMahOct 10, 2019
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Cr 182/2 Æ As Gryphon1 viewsAnonymous "Gryphon" series
Rome mint, c. 169-158 BCE
Laureate head of Janus; value I above
Prow of galley; griffin above, [ROMA] below.
32.9 mm 32.9 gm
The issue runs from Denarii through Sextans
This hefty coin is not a beauty (anymore) but Janus is rather distinct, as is the important griffin
From the x6 Collection = SteveP of the Forum Boards
PMahOct 10, 2019
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Cr 246/4a Æ Quadrans C. Numitorius1 views134 BCE Rome mint
Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin; three pellets behind
Prow right; C•NVMITOR above, three pellets before
3.57 gm, 19 mm
This issue included Denarii through Sextans, but no As.
Not a common type. Hercules is rather crudely executed, as are many quadrans in this period.
PMahOct 10, 2019
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Cr 299/1b AR Denarius4 viewsAppius Claudius Pulcher, T. Manlius Mancius (?) & Q. Urbinius (??)
Rome mint, 111-110 BCE
Helmeted head of Roma right; quadrangular device behind
Victory driving triga right, T•MA•AP• CL•Q•VR in ex.
3.94 gm, 17 mm
The text above does not do justice to the complexity of the ligature of the legend. This variety of the type leads off with moneyer "MA", presumed, not without contrary views, to be a Manlius or a Mallius; Crawford settles on Maloleius. I retained the seller's interpretation in the header for consistency.
"AP CL", by this time frame, will be a Claudius.
Crawford also cites but disputes an earlier interpretation that "Q. VR" stood for Quaestor Urbinus, rather than an unknown Urbinus. Puzzling that a Claudius would share honors.
No associated bronze types.
This coin nicely colored.

2 commentsPMahOct 10, 2019
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Cr 126/1 AR Denarius Terentius Varro(?)1 viewsA. Terentius Varro (?) uncertain mint circa 206-200 BCE
Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, X
Dioscuri galloping r.; below, VAR ligate, ROMA in ex.
Terentia 1
19 mm 3.69 gm
No bronze associated with this type. The moneyer is presumed as A. Terentius Varro, Praetor of 184 b.c.e., but the name is only the cognomen, and ligate at that.
Not a beautiful specimen, but a scarce type.
PMahOct 10, 2019
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Cr 163/1 AR Denarius [Feather]1 viewsAnonymous "Feather" c. 179-170 BCE Rome mint
Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, X. Rev. Luna in prancing biga r.; below, feather and ROMA in partial tablet.
18.5 mm 3.60 gm
No bronze associated with the "feather" mark.
This one is nicely centered for the issue.
PMahOct 10, 2019
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Cr 252/1 AR Denarius L. Postumius Albinus2 viewsL. Postumius Albinus 131 BCE
Rome mint
Helmeted head of Roma right; apex to left, mark of value below chin / Mars driving galloping quadriga right, holding trophy, shield, and spear. LPOSTA below, ROMA in ex.
19.5mm 3.91 gm
Postumia 1
One of the types without associated bronze. Interesting use of ligate lettering on rev. The apex on the obv. presumably reflects that an ancestor was Flamens Martialis; an ordinary moneyer is probably a bit young for that priesthood. One would have to have considerable self-confidence to wear such a hat, which can be seen on this iteration to be quite tall and spiky, not always seen quite that way.
PMahOct 10, 2019
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0972 Hadrian, Cistophorus BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia mint, Male in octastyle temple7 viewsReference.
cf RPC III, 974; cf Metcalf B8

Issue Reverse legend includes COM BIT

Obv. IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG P P
Laureate head right

Rev. COM - BIT (in field), ROM S P AVG (in entablature)
Tetrastyle temple on podium of three steps; within, togate male standing left. holding spear in r. and Victory in left

10.46 gr
26 mm
11h
2 commentsokidokiOct 09, 2019
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RIC 00293 viewsDomitian AR Denarius 81 CE (Group 3) Rome
(20 mm )
Obv: Head laureate right; IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT
Rev: Minerva standing left with victory and spear, shield at feet; COS VII DES VIII P P
RIC 29 (R3)
Purchased from ebay October 3, 2019.



I was very pleased to grab this one when it appeared for sale. I wanted to buy it quickly as I know there are others out there who are seeking out coins like this one. It is a PONT denarius. That is it has PONT in the obverse legend. 

This is also a very rare coin. All PONT denarii are rare. In fact all of them are rated R2 (very few examples known) or R3
(one example known to the authors of RIC II part 1). I know of 3 other examples of this coin. One is owned by a Flavian specialist on Forum Ancient Coins, one is owned by another Forum Ancient Coins member, and the 3rd is the RIC reference coin which is owned by Curtis Clay.

This coin is RIC 29. I also happen to own RIC 28. RIC 28 uses the obverse legend used on more common coins: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M. RIC 28 is another rare coin (R2) and it features a different Minerva than RIC 29. RIC 29 has the Minerva holding Victory and with spear while RIC 28 does not have the Minerva with Victory. There are only 3 coin types for Domitian that include Minerva with Victory and spear (RIC 29, 30, & 99). It so happens that I now have RIC 29 and RIC 99. Of these 3 types RIC 99 is the most common, but it is still designated as rare. I quite like the Minerva with Victory type and wish they would have used it more often. The coin is a bit rough, but i think the portrait has a lot of charm.
1 commentsorfewOct 09, 2019
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Philip II, Posthumous (temp Philip III-Kassander) AR 1/5 Tet. 1 viewsMacedon, Philip II, Posthumous (temp Philip III-Kassander) 359-336 BC. AR 1/5 Tet. (2.56 gm) of Amphipolis c. 323/2-316/5. Head of Apollo r. / Youth on horseback prancing r. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ above, ΔI below horse's belly. VF. Ponterio 136 #1701. SNG ANS 8 #658 (same dies); Le Rider Group III (plate 45 #20); HGC 3.1 -. AnaximanderOct 09, 2019
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Philip II, Posthumous (temp Philip III-Kassander) AR Tetradrachm3 viewsMacedon, Philip II, Posthumous (temp Philip III-Kassander) 323-297 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.23 gm) of Amphipolis c. 323/2-316/5. Laureate head of Zeus, r. / Youth on horseback, r., holding long palm branch. ΦΙΛΙΠ-ΠΟΥ. Λ in circle below, Λ below foreleg. nEF. SNG ANS 8 #638-639 (same obv. die); Le Rider Group III p. 121 (plate 45 11-12); HGC 3.1 -; Troxell Studies Issue 7 #311-312. cf. Nomisma Auction 54 #6; SNG Berry 118. 2 commentsAnaximanderOct 09, 2019
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Philip II. 359-336 BC. AV 1/4 Stater 1 viewsMacedon, Philip II. 359-336 BC. AV 1/4 Stater (2.12 gm) of Pella, 340/336-328 BC. Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin headdress. / Bow & Club of Herakles, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ. Trident below. VF. SNG ANS 8 #224 = SNG Berry 103 (same rev. die); Le Rider group II 76 (D51/R36); ACNAC Dewing 1106; HGC 3.1 #851; NAIM-BAN 61 (same dies); SNG Alpha Bank 256; SNG Munich 81; SNG Turbingen 1063 (same rev. die). Cf. Triton XVIII #453 (same dies). AnaximanderOct 09, 2019
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Philip II. 359-336 BC. AV Stater 5 viewsMacedon, Philip II. 359-336 BC. AV Stater (8.59 gm) of Amphipolis 340/336-328. Laureate head of Apollo r. / Charioteer driving racing biga r., holding goad and reins. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ in exergue. Ivy leaf in field to r. EF. SNG ANS 250-254; Le Rider 66 (D32/R51); HGC 3.1 #847. cf. Goldberg 80 #3261 (same dies); Roma Num. 7 #386 (same obv. die). 1 commentsAnaximanderOct 09, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Brutus with Casca Longus, AR Denarius - Crawford 507/216 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Brutus with Casca Longus. 42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.88g; 21mm).
Military mint, 42 BCE.

Obverse: CASCA LONGVS; Neptune's head facing right; trident below.

Reverse: BRVTVS IMP; Victory advancing right on broken scepter, holding filleted diadem and palm.

References: Crawford 507/2; HCRI 212; Sydenham1298 (R6); BMCRR (East) 63; Junia 44; Servilia 35.

Provenance: Ex V.L. Nummus Auction 12 (15 Sep 2019) Lot 68; Brüder Egger Auction 45 (12 Nov 1913) Lot 871.

Publius Servilius Casca Longus was one of the leading conspirators against Julius Caesar, and he was Tribune of the Plebs at the time of the assassination. Plutarch reports that a nervous Casca was the first to stab Caesar on the Ides of March with a glancing blow: “Casca gave him the first cut, in the neck, which was not mortal nor dangerous, as coming from one who at the beginning of such a bold action was probably very much disturbed. Caesar immediately turned about and laid his hand upon the dagger and kept hold of it. And both of them at the same time cried out, he that received the blow, in Latin, ‘Vile Casca, what does this mean?’ and he that gave it, in Greek, to his brother [Gaius] ‘Brother, help!’” [Plutarch: Lives of the noble Grecians and Romans, Arthur Clough (Ed.)] After Caesar’s assassination, Casca was given command of Brutus’ fleet. Nothing is known of Casca following the Battle of Philippi in October 42 BCE, where he likely perished or committed suicide in the aftermath.

The Neptune obverse refers to Casca’s naval command and the naval superiority of the conspirators before Philippi. Coins of the conspirators are replete with depictions of liberty and victory, and this coin is no exception. The reverse, with its broken scepter, clearly alludes to the assassins’ hope to eliminate monarchy in the Roman state and restore the Republic. Some authors have speculated that Victory is breaking the regal diadem on this type, although I don’t think that is abundantly clear.
6 commentsCarausiusOct 09, 2019
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Macedonian Kingdom. Philip II, Amphipolis mint31 viewsMacedonian Kingdom. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Silver Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint. Early posthumous issue, struck under Kassander.
O: Zeus right wearing laurel wreath with berries.
R: Φ I Λ I Π - Π OY (Of Philip) Naked youth on horse prancing right holding long palm branch and reins; aplustre below; Γ under foreleg. Rider pl. 46, 18; SNG ANS 740. Light golden toning.

Plutarch (Alex., 3)
"To Philip, however, who had just taken Potidaea, there came three messages at the same time:
the first that Parmenio had conquered the Illyrians in a great battle, the second that his race-horse had won a victory at the Olympic games, while a third announced the birth of Alexander. These things delighted him, of course, and the seers raised his spirits still higher by declaring that the son whose birth coincided with three victories would be always victorious."

Plutarch (Alex., 4.10)
"...and (Philip) took care to have the victories of his chariots at Olympia engraved upon his coins..."

The reverse-types of Philip’s coins are nearly all agonistic, and refer either to the games celebrated by him at Dium in
honour of the Olympian Zeus (Müller, Mon. d'Alex., pp. II and 344), or, preferably, to the great Olympian games where his
chariots were victorious. We have, indeed, the direct assertion of Plutarch (Alex., c. 4) in favour of the latter
hypothesis, τας εν ‘Ολυμπια νικας των αρματων εγχαραττων τοις νομισμασιν. Philip was also successful at Olympia with the
race-horse (ιππω κελητι νενικηκέναι; Plut., Alex., 3), a victory of which he perpetuated the memory on his tetradrachms. The horseman
with kausia and chlamys is less certainly agonistic, and may (perhaps with a play upon his name) represent the king
himself as a typical Macedonian ιππευς.
Philip’s coins were struck at many mints in various parts of his empire. For the various mint-marks which they bear see
Müller’s Num. d'Alex. le Grand, the local attributions in which are, however, to be accepted with great caution. They
continued to circulate in Europe long after his death, and the Gauls, when they invaded and pillaged Greece, took vast
numbers of them back into their own land, where they long continued to serve as models for the native currency of Gaul and
Britain. (Historia Numorum, Barclay V. Head, 1887)

It is clear that, trying hard to show off, to pass and ultimately to impose his Greek character, Philip was especially
interested in the aesthetic aspect of his coins and also in the propaganda and psychological effects they would have
on the rest of the Greek world, and especially on "those sarcastic, democratic Athenians" and on "the more barbarian" people than himself...

Demosthenes (19, 308)
"And as for Philip,—why, good Heavens, he was a Greek of the Greeks, the finest orator and the most thorough—going
friend of Athens you could find in the whole world. And yet there were some queer, ill-conditioned fellows in Athens who
did not blush to abuse him, and even to call him a barbarian! "
4 commentsNemonaterOct 09, 2019
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S.927 Ceolwulf I (Werbald)13 viewsPenny of Ceolwulf I, king of Mercia 821-823
Moneyer: Werbald
Mint: East Anglia, possible Ipswich
S. 927
N. 388
O: +CEOVVLF REX m
R: PER BALD mONE

Ceolwulf I, brother of Coenwulf, succeeded to the throne of Mercia, Kent, and East Anglia after his brother's death. He did produce coins in London, Canterbury, and East Anglia. Despite multiple mints, but due to the brevity of his reign, coins of Ceolwulf are very rare.

This moneyer, Werbald, also coined for Ceolwulf's successors Beornwulf and Ludica

Ex- BSJ Auction 38 (lot 1017)
2 commentsNapOct 08, 2019
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RIC 003419 viewsDomitian AR Denarius, 81 CE (Group 3)
3.23g
Rome mint, 81 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt
RIC 34 (R3). BMC -. RSC -
Ex: Harry N. Sneh Collection.
Ex: David Atherton Collection




This very rare denarius of Domitian was struck in 81 CE, Domitian's first year as Augustus. Just how rare is this coin? It is marked as R3- one example known to Carradice and Buttrey, the authors of RIC II part 1 (2007). This coin appears to be a double die match for the RIC plate coin. This is hardly surprising. It would have been surprising if this coin had different dies which would have suggested a larger mintage. This coin appears to be the second one known of its type.

It is also not surprising that this coin is a PONT denarius. Many of the rarest issues in 81 CE are PONT denarii. These coins are particularly prized by collectors because of their rarity and because they are interesting. It is surmised that the use of PONT in the obverse legend was used before Domitian officially took the title of PM or Pontifex Maximus. In fact PM is used in many of the obverse legends in the 4 groups of denarii struck for Domitian in 81 CE.

There is another reason that I am thrilled to have this coin-the provenance. This coin was part of the collection of Harry Sneh. Mr. Sneh was a well known collector who had collected many interesting Flavian coins. After his passing, the coins were distributed in auctions. Mr. Sneh had a great eye for coins and I would love to have more from his collection. In fact, when I acquired this coin it came with another PONT denarius that was also once the property of Harry Sneh.

This will take an important place in my coins of Domitian collection.
1 commentsorfewOct 08, 2019
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RIC 0021 (#2)18 viewsDomitian AR Denarius, 81 CE (Group 3)
3.24g
Rome mint, 81 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P; Curule chair, wreath above
RIC 21 (R2). BMC p. 299 note. RSC 58
Ex: Harry N. Sneh Collection
Ex: David Atherton Collection



Though I already had an example of RIC 21, when this became available I had to have it. First of all it is a rare PONT denarius. This refers to the use of PONT in the obverse legend. The speculation is that PONT was used before Domitian was officially named Pontifex Maximus.

Another reason I wanted the coin is the condition. Just look at that expressive portrait. These early portraits of Domitian have a lot of character. 

Another reason I wanted the coin is that it was once owned by Mr. Harry Sneh. After Mr. Sneh passed away his collection was dispersed to many other collectors through auctions. Mr. Sneh certainly had good taste in coins. He also had many rarities such as this coin.

This coin rates as R2 or very few examples known to the authors of RIC II part 1 (Carradice and Buttrey, 2007). I have 1, there is one in Vienna, one in Copenhagen (RIC), and one at Albert-Ludwigs university (OCRE). I have not been able to find any others.

I would love to add more of these PONT denarii to my collection.
2 commentsorfewOct 08, 2019
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Syria, Decapolis. Philadelphia. Domitian. A.D. 81-96.CY 143 (A.D. 80/1).2 viewsObv. Laureate head of Domitian right;
Rev. c/m: head of Herakles right within circular incuse / Veiled and draped bust of Tyche right; behind, date ([L ΓMP)]. References: Spijkerman 10a; Rosenberger 9; RPC 2107, Howgego 17. F
26mm
CanaanOct 07, 2019
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RIC 1023B Titus39 viewsObv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS VI, Laureate head right, bust draped
Rev: S C, Spes standing left, holding flower
AE/Sestertius (32.30 mm 22.05 g 6h) Struck in Rome 77-78 A.D.
RIC, BMCRE, BNF unpublished
purchased 9/2019 on eBay from ancient17
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusOct 07, 2019
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3266 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Sandan standing14 viewsReference.
RPC III 3266; Prieur 767; SNG BN 1407-9.

Issue Second group

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ.
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ.
Sandan, wearing tall headdress and long cloak, standing, r., on horned lion; he wears on his l. side bow-case and sword crossing the bow-case; his r. hand is raised and he holds bipennis and wreath in l.

10.20 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
Sandan was a Hittite High God, and like all the High Gods, his feet were believed never to touch the earth. Riding on the back of a powerful mythical animal, as Sandan does here with a horned lion, was an often-used means of transportation for these Gods. Sandan's appearance on a 2nd Century AD Cilician coin shows the lasting impact of the Hittite occupation of Cilicia, which occurred 18 centuries before this coin was struck.
1 commentsokidokiOct 07, 2019
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Perdikkas II. 451-413 BC. 1 viewsMacedon, Perdikkas II. 451-413 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.11 gm) of Aigai, 437/6-432/1 BC, heavy Thraco-Macedon stdd. Mounted horseman wearing kausia, with two spears on horse prancing r. / Forepart of lion in incuse square, kerykeion (caduceus) above.  VF.  Pegasi 121 #80. SNG ANS 8 #56 (same rev. die); AMNG III 8 (same rev. die as plate coin); Babelon Traite II.4 #794 (plate CCCIII #8); HGC 3.1 #792; Pozzi 837; Raymond Grp IV AIII/BBIIc #225 (A28b/P25d); SNG Alpha Bank 123; SNG Berry 74; SNG Cop 2 #501; SNG Fitzwilliam III #2011. AnaximanderOct 07, 2019
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Perdikkas II. 451-413 BC. 1 viewsMacedon, Perdikkas II. 451-413 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.10 gm) of Aigai, 451-435/4 BC, light Thraco-Macedon stdd. Horse walking r. Anepigraphic. / Crested helmet in double incuse square.  gVF.  Pegasi 122 #74. SNG ANS 8 #37-44; ACNAC Dewing 1085-1086; AMNG III/1 p.115 #4; Babelon Traite II.4 #800 (plate CCCIII #13); BMC p.159 #5-9; HGC 3.1 #783; Raymond grp IV #155 (LP51/A63); SNG Alpha Bank 98-102; SNG Berry 68-69; SNG Cop 2 #487 (Alexander I); Svoronos Macedoine V p.26 #5. AnaximanderOct 07, 2019
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Archelaos. 413-399 BC. 2 viewsMacedon, Archelaos. 413-399 BC. AR Pentadrachm (10.64 gm) Aigai or Pella, Reduced Light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Head of Apollo (or Ares) wearing tainia, r. / Horse standing r., foreleg raised, trailing bridle. ΑΡΧΕ-ΛΑΟ. VF. SNG ANS 8 #65-69. HGC 3.1 #795; ACNAC: Davis 75, Dewing 1093; Kraay ACGC plate 28 #505; Price 51; SNG Alpha Bank 146-148; SNG Berry 75; SNG Cop 2 #503; Westermark Grp II Series 2 (O90/R112). cf. Sotheby's 6417 #205. AnaximanderOct 07, 2019
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Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. 1 viewsMacedon, Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. AR Pentadrachm (9.47 gm), Reduced Light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Bearded head of Herakles r., clad in lion skin headdress. / ΑΜΥ-ΝΤΑ, horse stdg r., all within incuse square with linear border. VF. Triton V #1278. From the R. Schonwalter Coll. SNG ANS 87ff; ACNAC Davis 76, Dewing 1095- 1098; AMNG III/2 p.159 #1-2 (plate XXX #2-3); BMC p. 171 #1- 4; HGC 3.1 #828; Pozzi 832; SNG Cop 2 #512; SNG Alpha Bank 189ff; SNG Ashmolean 2439. Westermark Regal plate LXIX #32. AnaximanderOct 07, 2019
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Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. 2 viewsMacedon, Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.58 gm) of Aigai or Pella, light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Head of Herakles clan in lion skin headdress r. / Eagle stdg l., head r., all in linear square. ΑΜΥΝ-ΤΑ. aVF. Pegasi V Lot 96. SNG ANS 8 #94; AMNG III/2 #3 (plate XXX #1); BMC Macedonia pp. 171172 #5-8; HGC 3.1 #830; SNG Alpha Bank 200-201; SNG Cop 2 #513-514; SNG Munchen 46-47; SNG Ashmolean 3 #2441-2442; Westermark Regal plate LXX #33. AnaximanderOct 07, 2019
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Alexander I. 460-451 BC. 3 viewsMacedon, Alexander I. 460-451 BC. AR Tetradrachm (12.83 gm) of Aigai, light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Mounted horseman r., wearing kausia, carrying two lances, r. / Forepart of goat ("aigos" in a pun on Aigai) with head reverted, in incuse square.  gVF.  Pegasi 123 #66. SNG ANS 8 #33; HGC 3.1 #769; Raymond Macedonian Grp III #114; SNG Alpha Bank 73; SNG Berry 66; SNG Cop -; Svoronos Macedoine VI #12 (plate XIII #20). AnaximanderOct 07, 2019
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2504 PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Hadrian, Cybele seated2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2504/5; BMC 99

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from front

Rev. ΑΙΖΑΝΕΙΤΩΝ
Cybele seated l., holding patera in her r. hand, l. arm resting on tympanum; at her feet, lion

14.08 gr
27 mm
h
okidokiOct 07, 2019
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Vespasian RIC-22132 viewsÆ Sestertius, 19.38g
Rome mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI; S C in exergue; Victory stg. r., l. foot on helmet, inscribing OB / CIV / SERV on shield on palm tree; to r., Judaea std. r.
RIC 221 (C3). BMC 582. BNC 561.
Ex CNG eAuction 453, 2 October 2019, lot 522.

The commonness of most Judaea Capta types underscores how important the Jewish War and subsequent defeat of the Jews was to the fledgling Flavian dynasty. This iconic sestertius from the second bronze issue of 71 was struck in fairly plentiful numbers and copies a similar Victory type coined under Vitellius. It very likely was the first 'Judaea Capta' type struck for Vespasian. Colin Kraay records 21 different reverse dies used for this one type alone. The iconography on the reverse is quite explicit. Victory, nude from the waist up, is inscribing a shield attached to the trunk of a palm tree, the palm being a topographical symbol for the land of Judaea. The personification of Judaea herself sits in dejected mode to the right of the palm. The inscription on the shield, OB CIV SERV - 'for saving the citizens', credits the emperor for keeping the empire safe. The clear allegorical message of the reverse giving the credit to Vespasian for defeating the Jews and saving the empire would have been quite apparent to most people handling this coin. The amount of propaganda squeezed from the rebellion of such a small region is indeed remarkable. Josephus' declaration of the Jewish War as the 'greatest' of all time would have been quite welcomed by the Flavian regime.

Beautiful dark olive green patina good style.

NB: Special thanks to Curtis Clay for the Kraay citation.
2 commentsDavid AthertonOct 07, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous (555-624) 4 Nummi, Cartago Spartaria (Gavilá 44)4 viewsQuant.GeekOct 07, 2019
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust left, holding shield, spear over right shoulder.
Rev: MHTPOΠOΛEΩC ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEΩC (NE) →ΩKO; in left field, P; in right field, OV. Nude athlete standing front, throwing spear with his right hand and holding discus in his left.
31 mm, 17.27 gms

Varbanov ---; SNG Cop ---; Lanz Auction 117 (2003), lot 999; Leu Numismatik Auction 9, lot 657 (this coin)
1 commentsCharles MOct 06, 2019
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CA]ES MAV ANTONINVS AV, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TV R IO [RVM], Serpent entwined ovoid baetyl, palm tree to left, murex shell to right.
28 mm, 12.26 gms

BMC 413
Charles MOct 06, 2019
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN[TONINVS AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right. Countermark with scorpion within oval incuse.
Rev: T VRI ORV M, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
26 mm, 11.60 gms

BMC 404. Countermark: Howgego 354
Charles MOct 06, 2019
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CITY-GATE, Septimius Severus, MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis.193-211 AD 6 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Æ 26mm (10.18 gm: h 8). Aurelius Gallus, magistrate. AVT L CEPT CEVHP PER, laureate head right / UP AUP GALLOU NIKOPOLEITWN PROC ICTP, city gate, small temple seen through doorway, ornate large colonnaded building above. AMNG I 1331; BMC Thrace pg. 42, 7; SNG Copenhagen -; Price & Trell 45 (fig. 26). Sear GIC 2124. H&J 8.14.46.1 (R7); Varbanov 2733 (R6)
Very rare, dark green patina, near extremely fine.
Ex Gorny & Mosch 186, 8 March 2010, lot 1524
1 commentsAncient AussieOct 06, 2019
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2608 PHRYGIA, Acmoneia Hadrian, Kybele3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2608; BMC PHRYGIA, 54 (pag. 12); Sr GIC 1190

Obv. AΔPIANOC KAICAP
Laureate bust right, aegis tied at shoulder.

Rev. AKMO NEΩN
Cybele wearing polos chitos and peplos, enthroned right, holding in left tympanum, and in right sceptre; beside her, Lion right.

4.52 gr
22 mm
6h
okidokiOct 06, 2019
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varb3672 viewsElagabalus
Perinthus, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANT[ΩNEI]NOC AVΓ. laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ΠEPINΘIΩN ΔIC NEΩKOPΩN. Emperor, radiate, standing left, holding patera and spear.
29 mm, 12.93 gms

Varbanov 367 variant (Emperor radiate on reverse and no altar), Schönert 681 variant (Emperor radiate on reverse)
Charles MOct 06, 2019
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Victorinus Antoninianus - PAX AVG2 viewsVictorinus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C PIAV VICTORINVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
PAX AVG
Pax stg. l., holding olive-branch and transverse sceptre, V - * in field

Cologne (269 - 270AD)

RIC 117, C 83, Hunter 3
Harry GOct 06, 2019
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius6 viewsIMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP - Laureate head right.
TR POT XV COS IIII, S-C below, - Antoninus seated left on curule chair, holding globe, crowned by Victory flying left.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (152 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 22.13g / 33mm / 6h
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC III 889
Banti 455
Cohen 969
Provenances:
Artemide Aste
Acquisition/Sale: Artemide Aste Internet Artemide Aste 9 #389 $0.00 10/19
Notes: Oct 6, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
GRWilsonOct 06, 2019
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ. TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
26 mm, 9.70 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.10.5
Charles MOct 06, 2019
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Troas, Alexandreia, Commodus, Bellinger A202 (rev. only)3 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 23, 5.04g, 23.04mm, 0°
obv. IMP CAI M AVR - COMOD AVG
Laureate head r. (youthful portrait)
rev. [COL AVG] - TRO / AD
Horse grazing r., behind shepherd bent stg. r., holding pedum; to left tree
ref. Bellinger A202 (Type 44) (rev); cf. RPC IV online 2578 (temp.)
rare, F+, brown patina

The depiction refers to an old, unknown founder myth of Alexandreia: The horse seems to have found a plant where the city was to be built. Here you can see how the shepherd observes the horse so that nothing escapes him.
JochenOct 06, 2019
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Claudius AE Dupondius Ceres5 viewsClaudius (41 – 54 AD)

AE Dupondius, Rome, 42 – 50 AD

Struck to celebrate the works at Ostia port

Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare bust left.
Rev: CERES AVGVSTA S C, Ceres seated on throne left.
RIC I 94

Weight: 9.9g.
Diameter: 26mm.
1 commentsJose PolancoOct 06, 2019
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RIC 00644 viewsDomitian AR Denarius 81 CE (Group 4) Rome
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Seat draped, above semi-circular frame decorated with corn ears; TR P COS VII DES VIII PP
RIC 64 (R), BMC --, RSC--
Savoca Auctions 6th Blue Auction October 5, 2019
1 commentsorfewOct 06, 2019
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RIC 00996 viewsDomitian AR Denarius 82 CE First Issue
Rome
(3.13 g)
Obv: Head Laureate right; IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Minerva stg left with victory and spear, at feet shield; TR POT COS VIII
RIC 99 (R)
Purchased from Ebay August 2, 2019



Minerva reverses on Domitian denarii are not at all rare. in fact these reverses dominate the denarii of Domitian. However, before this occurred there were some interesting appearances of minerva on the early denarii for Domitian as Augustus. The above coin is one of these. Issued in 82 CE, this early denarius features Minerva holding victory. I personally think this version of Minerva is both interesting and attractive. I wish it had been carried on for other issues. I also feel the same about the COS XIIII and CENS P PP reverses from later in Domitian's reign.

While this coin is not really rare, it is a scarce coin. I am very happy to add this one to my collection. I am always keeping an eye out for interesting Minerva reverses on the denarii of Domitian, and I hope to add more of them.

1 commentsorfewOct 06, 2019
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Claudius (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans3 viewsTI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG - Hand holding pair of scales; P N R below.
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II around S · C - Legend surrounding large S C
Mint: Rome (42 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.44g / 17mm / 6h
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC I 91
von Kaenel Type 68
Cohen 73
BMC 181
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 6th Blue Auction #829 $0.00
Notes: Oct 5, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Minted 5 January-31 December AD 42.

There were eight different issues of quadrans under Claudius:
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT (modius)-41AD-Common
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT (scales)-41AD -Common
PONT MAX TR POT IMP (modius)-41AD-Rare
PONT MAX TR POT IMP (scales)-41AD-Rare
PON M TR P IMP COS II (modius)-42AD- R3
PON M TR P IMP COS II (scales)-42AD- R3
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II (modius)-42AD- Common
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II (scales)-42AD- Scarce-This Coin

Quadrantes, like quinarii, were issued only occasionally, perhaps exclusively for imperial distributions. Suetonius reported that, from the roof of the Basilica Julia "Caligula threw coins among the people." Perhaps this small coin was thrown to the crowd by Claudius himself at a similar event.

The most common theme for the quadrans was the modius, a Roman grain container. This coin was probably redeemable for a modius of grain.

Per CNG:The meaning of the P N R on the obverse is not entirely clear. It should perhaps be expanded to Pondus Nummi Restitutum, referring to a monetary reform.
GRWilsonOct 05, 2019
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Commodus (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius3 viewsM COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG - Bust of Commodus, laureate, draped, right.
IVPPITER CONSERVATOR TR P VI IMP IIII COS III P P S C - Jupiter, nude except mantle over arms, standing front, head left, holding sceptre in left hand and thunderbolt in right hand extended over small figure of Commodus, togate, holding branch in right hand and scpeter in left hand
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (181 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 20.54g / 33mm / 12h
References:
RIC III 308Cd
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 6th Blue Auction #952 $0.00 10/05
Notes: Oct 5, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
GRWilsonOct 05, 2019
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Trajan (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans4 viewsIMP CΛES TRAIAN ΛVG GERM - Diademed bust of Hercules right, wearing lion skin.
(NO LEGEND) SC - Boar walking right; S C in exergue.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (98-102 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.88g / 14mm / 6h
References:
RIC II 702
Woytek 602b
BMCRE 1062-7
Strack 489
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 6th Blue Auction #872 $0.00 10/19
Notes: Oct 5, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
GRWilsonOct 05, 2019
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Tiberius Provincial AE As, Italica, Spain3 viewsTiberius (14 – 37 AD)

AE As, Italica (Santiponce, Spain)

Obv: TI CAESAR AVGVSTVS PONT MAX IMP, bare bust rigth
Rev: MVNIC ITALIC PERM DIVI AVG, altar inscribed with PROVIDENTIAE AVGVSTI.
RPC 65

Weight: 16.7g.
Diameter: 29mm
Jose PolancoOct 05, 2019
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Tiberius Provincial AE As, Bilbilis, Spain2 viewsTiberius (14 – 37 AD)

AE As, Bilbilis (Calatayud, Spain)

Obv. TI CAESAR DIVI AVGVSTI F AVGVSTVS. Laureated bust rigth.
Rev: MVN AVGVSTA BILBILIS G POM CAPE II G VALE TRANQ around wreath containing II VIR.
RPC, 397. FAB. 1297. AB-283.

Weight: 12.9g.
Diametre: 29mm
Jose PolancoOct 05, 2019
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Augustus AE As, C Cassius Celler SC4 viewsAugustus (27 BC – 14 AD)

AE As, Rome, 16 BC. Issued by C. Cassius Celler

Obv. CAESAR AVGVSTVS TRIBVNIC POTEST. Bare head rigth.
Rev. C CASSIVS CELER III VIR A A A F F arround SC.
RIC 376

Weight: 7.7g.
Diameter: 27mm.
Jose PolancoOct 05, 2019
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 094 5 viewsAE2
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare helmeted, reaching back towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (G | _//SMKG),
Reference:– RIC VIII Cyzicus 94 (C2)
1 commentsmaridvnvmOct 05, 2019
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - Barbarous imitation of RIC VIII Heraclea 082 6 viewsImitation AE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMT OHIIIRATIO, 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.
Minted in Heraclea (G | _ // .SHHA).
Reference:- Imitates RIC VIII Heraclea 82 (C2)
1 commentsmaridvnvmOct 05, 2019
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Meherdates (50 - 49 A.D.)11 viewsAR Drachm
O: Bust facing with moustache and very short beard, royal wart on brow, tiara with ear flaps and ornamented with a horn on each side, diadem loop and end extending on each side, flanked by two six-pointed stars.
R: Blundered Greek legend forming square around, archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, bow in extended right hand, cross below seat, Ekbatana mint monogram below bow.
2.8g
21mm
Ekbatana mint.
Sunrise 417/418 (Meherdates); Sellwood 67.1 (Vonones II); Shore 368 (Vonones II)
1 commentsMatOct 05, 2019
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RIC 0280 Domitian Sestertius25 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Domitian riding right on horseback with shield, striking with spear at falling German

Rome, 85 AD

25.81g

RIC 280 (C)

Ex-Calgary Coin

A scarcer type
3 commentsJay GT4Oct 04, 2019
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171 - Magnentius - AE Centenionalis - RIC Lugdunum 1156 viewsObv:- D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev:- GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor galloping right, spearing fallen enemy
Minted in Lugdunum, RSLG in exe. A.D. 350-351
Reference:- RIC VIII Lugdunum 115, Cohen 20.
1 commentsmaridvnvmOct 04, 2019
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132 - Probus - RIC 103 - Bust Type F (Lugdunum) (I)1 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– TEMPOR FELICI, Felicitas standing right, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
Mint – Lugdunum (I in exe) Emission 6 Officina 1. A.D.278 to A.D. 279
Reference:– Bastien 266. RIC 103 Bust type F

?.? gms
maridvnvmOct 04, 2019
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Ionia, Smyrna, SNG Copenhagen 12161 viewsSmyrna, 75-50 BC
AE 15, 3.24g, 14.99mm, 0°
obv. Laureate head of Apollo r.
rev. left IATRODWROS, right SMYRNAIWN, both from top to bottom
Hand in caestus, r. palm branch
ref. SNG Copenhagen 1216; BMC 52
almost SS, black-green patina

Caestus were the fighting belts of the fist fighters.
JochenOct 04, 2019
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Augustus Provincial AE As, Iulia Traducta1 viewsAugustus (27 BC – 14 AD)

AE As, Iulia Traducta (Algeciras Spain)

Obv. PERM. CAES. AVG. Bare bust left.
Rev. IVLIA TRAD. Inside wreath.
RPC 99, Cohen 151.

Weight: 12g.
Diameter: 23mm.
Jose PolancoOct 04, 2019
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148 - Galerius - RIC VI London 50 7 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP MAXIMIANVS P F IN AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, left hand holding cornucopiae and right hand holding patera
Minted in London (_). Group II - i. May A.D. 305 - Late A.D. 306 or into Early A.D. 307
Reference(s) – Cohen ?. RIC VI London 50 (R, citing Voetter with a footnote stating that confirmation is needed). LMCC (page 126) 4.03.012

Same die pair as LMCC plate coin and BM example (BM B.54, 9.98g, 6h. ex De Salis 1860)

9.77 gms. 29.01 mm diameter. 180 degree die orientation.
maridvnvmOct 04, 2019
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Philip Arab3 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. MILIARIVM SAECVLVM -SC-
Cippus with COS III
RIC 157a, 15,15g 29mm R+
PriscusOct 04, 2019
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Divus Constantine6 viewsConstantine I
Posthumous issue
16-17mm
2.6g
A.D. 347- 348
DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG; Veiled head right. VN-MR [VENERANDAE MEMORIAE]
Constantine veiled, standing right.
In ex. SMALΔ
RIC VIII Alexandria 32
Adam P2Oct 04, 2019
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Faustina I (Augusta) Coin: Brass Sestertiu3 viewsDIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA - Veiled and draped bust right
CONSE-CRATIO, S C in exergue - Pyramidal crematorium of four stories, surmounted by Faustina in biga right.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (141 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.76g / 33mm / 12h
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC III 1135 (Pius)
BMCRE 1429 (Pius)
Cohen 186.
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 3rd Blue Auction #992 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 9, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Per CNG: This coin depicts the crematorium built by Antoninus Pius , the remains of which have been discovered near the Piazza Montecitorio, west of the Corso, in Regio X (see Hill, The Monuments of Ancient Rome as Coin Types, pg. 102). The structure also appears on denarii of Divus Antoninus Pius struck under Marcus Aurelius.
GRWilsonOct 03, 2019
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BCC RI383 viewsRoman Imperial
Saloninus 258-260 CE
AR Antoninianus
Obv:SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES
radiate and draped bust rt.
Rev:SPES PVBLICA
Saloninus standing right, receiving
flower from Spes standing left.
No field mark.
20 x 19.5mm. 3.36gm. Axis:150
RIC V 36 Antioch or Samosata Mint
v-dromeOct 03, 2019
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3262 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm 117-18 AD Tyche4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3262/13; Prieur 761; M. Prieur coll.; SNG Levante 998 var. (obv. legend); SNG BN 1401; for c/m: Howgego 843.:
c/m: laureate and draped bust right of Caracalla (AMK) within oval incuse. Prieur 761 for coin & 777 for countermarked issue;

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕB
Laureate head of Hadrian, r.; fillet border

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Tyche of the City, turreted and veiled, seated, l., on diphros, holding palm; at her feet, river-god Kydnos, crowned with sedge swimming, right

8.74 gr
24.5 mm
12h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 51 (15 September 1999), lot 951.
okidokiOct 03, 2019
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3262 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm 117-18 AD Tyche5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3262/13; Prieur 761; M. Prieur coll.; SNG Levante 998 var. (obv. legend); SNG BN 1401; for c/m: Howgego 843.:
c/m: laureate and draped bust right of Caracalla (AMK) within oval incuse. Prieur 761 for coin & 777 for countermarked issue;

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕB
Laureate head of Hadrian, r.; fillet border

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Tyche of the City, turreted and veiled, seated, l., on diphros, holding palm; at her feet, river-god Kydnos, crowned with sedge swimming, right

8.74 gr
24.5 mm
12h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 51 (15 September 1999), lot 951.
okidokiOct 03, 2019
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Titus RIC-13722 viewsÆ Sestertius, 23.56g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: ANNONA AVG; Annona stg. l., with statuette of Aequitas and cornucopiae; to l., modius with corn ears; to r., stern of ship
RIC 137 (C2). BMC 153. BNC 152.
Acquired from Dr. Busso Peus Nachf., September 2019.

Ensuring that the urban plebs were well fed was an important responsibility of the emperor. The reliability of the imperial grain supply from Africa was crucial. This sestertius struck in 80-81 by Titus advertises his commitment, through the auspices of Annona, to fairly provide enough bread for the dole. Annona holding a figure of Aequitas, while standing next to a modius full of corn, and with a docked grain ship in the background was explicitly powerful propaganda. Every pleb had little doubt who to thank for their daily bread. This fairly common sestertius was struck during Titus' great issue of bronze in 80-81. Oddly, the reverse lacks the Senatus Consulto decree seen on most of his imperial bronze.

A fabulous portrait in fine style.
3 commentsDavid AthertonOct 03, 2019
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IONIA, Uncertain4 viewsca. 600-550 BC.
EL Myshemihekte (1/24 Stater); 6 mm, 0.63 grams
Obverse: Archaic head right
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square
Heavily worn, but very rare.
ex. CNG
cf. CNG 99, lot 245 (image inserted at right to show additional detail)
1 commentscmcdon0923Oct 03, 2019
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Severus Alexander, RIC IV, 2381 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AR - Denarius, 3.21g, 20mm, 180°
Rome, AD 232
obv. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Laureate head, bearded, r.
rev. IOVI PRO - PVGNATORI
Jupiter, nude, with waving chlamys, stg. facing, head turned r., holding thunderbolt in raised r. hand and eagle in extended l. hand
ref. RIC IV/2, 238; C.83; BMC 824
Vf-EF

Jupiter Propugnator = Jupiter the Defensor, the Guardian
JochenOct 02, 2019
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IMP C M AR PROBVS AVG (SIC!)1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AR PROBVS AVG (sic!)
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//III
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS 12h / WIDTH:
RIC: 58 var. (unlisted from officina III)
BASTIEN: 154 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 1415

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Note: Extremely rare and interesting spelling error: IMP C M AR PROBVS AVG instead of IMP[erator] C[easar] M[arcvs] AVR[elivs] AVG[vstvs]
Barnaba6Oct 02, 2019
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BASTIEN 154 IMP C M AR PROBVS AVG (SIC!)1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AR PROBVS AVG (sic!)
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//III
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS 12h / WIDTH:
RIC: 58 var. (unlisted from officina III)
BASTIEN: 154 (6 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 1415

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Note: Extremely rare and interesting spelling error: IMP C M AR PROBVS AVG instead of IMP[erator] C[easar] M[arcvs] AVR[elivs] AVG[vstvs]
Barnaba6Oct 02, 2019
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SECVRIT ERP (SIC!)1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SECVRIT ERP (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe (toga picta and tunica palmata), holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: */I//VIXXI
WEIGHT 4.00 g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH:
RIC: 525
COLLECTION NO. 1423

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (SECOND LETTER "I")

Extremely rare and interesting spelling error: SECVRIT ERP (sic!) instead of SECVRIT[as] PERP[etva]. The only example of this error known to me!
Barnaba6Oct 02, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 525 SECVRIT ERP (SIC!)1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SECVRIT ERP (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe (toga picta and tunica palmata), holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: */I//VIXXI
WEIGHT 4.00 g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH:
RIC: 525
COLLECTION NO. 1423

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (SECOND LETTER "I")

Extremely rare and interesting spelling error: SECVRIT ERP (sic!) instead of SECVRIT[as] PERP[etva]. The only example of this error known to me!
Barnaba6Oct 02, 2019
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South Soghd, Kashka Darya Valley: Anonymous (Late 1st century BCE - 1st century AD) AR Obol (Senior A12.3; Alram 1230; HGC 12, 499)5 viewsObv: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
Rev: Herakles standing right, holding club and filleted wreath
Dim: 14mm, 0.56 g, 12h
Quant.GeekOct 02, 2019
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Bruttium AE 1/2 Unit15 viewsNIKA
Head of Nike facing left, barley ear to right.

BRETTI ΩN
Zeus striding right, Holding thunderbolt and scepter; hammer or double axe on left, cornucopia right

Lokroi Epizephyrioi? C. 214-211 BC

4.09g

HN Italy 1982, Scheu 28; Forschner 306-7 variant;
Jay GT4Oct 02, 2019
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Fouree 008 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Pietas1 viewsReference.
RIC 8a; BMCRE 15; RSC 1024; Strack 17 (bust RIC II 8b)

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P PIETAS
Pietas, veiled, standing left, raising her right hand

2.33 gr
18 mm
6h
okidokiOct 02, 2019
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5251 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Obol 119-20 AD Sphinx3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5251; Emmett 1168.4; SNG 3981 (Trajan)

Issue L Δ = year 4

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ ϹƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. L Δ
Sphinx seated, right

4.79 gr
19 mm
12h
okidokiOct 02, 2019
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hierapolis0002a1 viewsSemi-autonomous AD 218-222 (Time of Elagabalus)
Hierapolis, Phrygia

Obv: ΛΑΙΡ-ΒΗΝΟϹ, Radiate and draped bust of Apollo Lairbenos to right.
Rev: . ΙEΡΑΠΟΛEΙΤΩΝ →ΝEΩΚΟΡ/ΩΝ, She-wolf to left, looking back and feeding twins Romulus and Remus.
24 mm, 6.01 gms

RPC VI online, 5472; SNG von Aulock 3628; Nomos, Obolos Web Auction 13, Lot 549 (this coin).
Charles MOct 02, 2019
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saitta0001a0 viewsPseudo-autonomous. Time of Septimius Severus to Elagabalus (193-222)
Saitta, Lydia

Obv: IЄPA CVNKΛHTOC, Draped youthful bust of the Senate right.
Rev: ЄΠI COC XAPIKΛЄOVC AP CAITTHNΩ, in left field, N, Kybele seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon tympanum; lion to left.
24 mm, 6.62 gms

BMC 20; Numismatik Naumann (formerly Gitbud & Naumann), Auction 52, Lot 1229
Charles MOct 02, 2019
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ephesus001b_20 viewsElagabalus
Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ƐΦƐСΙΩΝ Δ ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Artemis advancing, right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow; at feet, dog running right.
29 mm, 16.76 gms

RPC Online 4891; Karwiese 643
Charles MOct 02, 2019
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istrusvarb6581 viewsElagabalus
Istrus, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC. laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ICTPIH-NΩN, E in left field. River god reclining left holding fish and branch; light house behind; urn from which water flows right.
27 mm, 12.94 gms

Varbanov 658
Charles MOct 02, 2019
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Mysia, Kyzikos, 450-400 BC. AR Tetartemorion.0 views(7mm, 0.14g, 11h). Forepart of boar l.; tunny to r. R/ Head of roaring lion l.; star to upper l.; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II 14; SNG BnF 375.Ruslan KOct 01, 2019
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol. 3 views(7mm, 0.23 g, 11h). Forepart of boar left, [retrograde K on shoulder]; to right, tunny upward / Head of lion left; to upper left, head of panther(?) facing; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II 13; SNG Ashmolean 540; SNG France 386; SNG von Aulock 1215.Ruslan KOct 01, 2019
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. 480 BC. AR Tetartemorion.1 views(5mm., 0,17g.) Forepart of boar left with tall mane and dotted truncation; to right, tunny upward / Head of roaring lion left with bristling mane, outstretched tongue, and dotted truncation, retrogade K to upper left; all within incuse square. Von Fritze, Nomisma IX, Kyzikos, Gruppe II, 15-Tafel V, 17. Ruslan KOct 01, 2019
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Tetartemorion1 views(5mm, 0.23 g). Forepart of boar left; tunny to right / Head of roaring lion left within incuse square. Von Fritze II 10; SNG France 373.Ruslan KOct 01, 2019
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol2 views(8mm, 0.39 g, 1h). Forepart of boar left; to right, tunny upward / Head of roaring lion left; retrograde K to upper left; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II 15; SNG France 385.Ruslan KOct 01, 2019
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol1 views(9mm, 0.38 g, 1h). Forepart of boar left, retrograde K on shoulder; to right, tunny upward / Head of lion left; to upper left, head of panther(?) facing; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II 13; SNG BN 386.Ruslan KOct 01, 2019
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Diobol2 views(11mm, 1.35 g.) Forepart of boar left; behind, tunny upward / Head of roaring lion left within incuse square. Von Fritze II 9; SNG France 361-366. Ruslan KOct 01, 2019
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Bruttium, The Bretti, drachm17 viewsDiademed, draped and winged bust of Nike right, bird? behind

BPETTIΩN
River-god Aisaros/Dionysos standing, crowning himself, holding cloak and scepter, monogram and shield to right

216-214 BC Punic war issue

4.81g

Rare with these control marks. Only 2 on acsearch including this one, both from same dies and die flaws.
Struck with worn obverse die.

Arslan dies 81/107’; Scheu S65; HN Italy 1970

Ex-CNG 452 Lot 48; From the John L. Cowan Collection; Ex-Pegasi, 31 May 2012 Auction 24 lot 44.
2 commentsJay GT4Oct 01, 2019
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Olynthos. 460-432 BC. AR Tetrobol 2 viewsMacedon, Olynthos. 460-432 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.30 gm). Bridled horse jumping r. / Eagle flying upwards, spread wings, head r., with serpent in beak and talons. ΟΛΥΝ.  aVF.  Bt. Guy Clark 1999. SNG ANS 7 #466; AMNG III/2 Olynthos #3 (plate XVII #2); Babelon Traite II #1653; HGC 3.1 #598; Robinson-Clement Olynthos IX p.296 (plate XXXIV #10); SNG Ashmolean 2336; SNG Cop 2 #234; Weber 1902. AnaximanderOct 01, 2019
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Eion. c. 480-470 BC. AR Diobol 0 viewsMacedon, Eion. c. 480-470 BC. AR Diobol (1.21 gm). Goose stdg r., looking back. Anepigraphic. / Quadripartite incuse punch, diagonals in square.  VF.   Bt. Guy Clark 1998. SNG ANS 7 #272; AMNG III/2 pg 129 #35-36 (plate XXVII #16-17); Babelon Traite 1724 (plate IX #5-7); BMC 5 (Eion?); ACNAC Dewing 1017; HGC 3.1 #519; SNG Cop 2 #174; Svoronos Macedoine p. 88 #5-7. cf. Rosen 94-95 (sq. punch); Roma Num. E-39 #113; CNG EA 244 #23. AnaximanderOct 01, 2019
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Chalkidian League. c. 420-390 BC. AR Trihemiobol 1 viewsMacedon, Chalkidian League. c. 420-390 BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.38 gm) of Olynthos. Laureate head of Apollo l. / Laurel branch in incuse square, value mark (not ethnic) T-P | [H-I] on either side.  gVF.  Pegasi A38 #71. Rare. Ex Clain-Stefanelli coll. SNG Cop 7 #822 (Thrace, Trie(ros?)); Babelon Traite II #1198 (Trieros, plate CCCXXV #16); Klein KM 99; HGC 3.1 #507; Pozzi 758; SNG Stockholm 793; SNG Berry 498 (Trierus); SNG Fitzwilliam II #1792 (Cimmerian Bosporus); Weber Coll. 2399. AnaximanderOct 01, 2019
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Bottiaia. c. 187-168 BC. AR 2½ obol 1 viewsMacedon, Bottiaia. c. 187-168 BC. AR 2½ obol (1.77 gm) of Pella. Macedonian shield with tetraskelis, a whorl ornament, at center composed of five crescents. / Stern of galley l. inscribed BOTTEATΩΝ; ΘE below.  VF.  Bottiaia issuance group 4 under the Antigonid kings Philip V & Perseus. Ponterio 126 #773. SNG Ashmolean 3289; HGC 3.1 #358; Liampi Schild M47; AMNG III/1 #123; BMC p. 64 #3. cf. SNG Cop 7 #136 (no monogram); ACNAC Dewing 1219 (same). AnaximanderOct 01, 2019
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Berge 'Lete'. 5250-480 BC. 1 viewsMacedon, Berge 'Lete'. 5250-480 BC. AR Stater (9.43 gm). Ithyphallic satyr stdg r., grasping wrist of nymph fleeing r., looking back. Pellet(s) in fields. Anepigraphic. / Diagonally divided incuse square.  VF.  SNG ANS 7 #952ff; HGC 3.1 #531; ACNAC: Davis 69, Dewing 1022, Rosen 152; AMNG III/2 p. 69 #14 (Lete, plate XIV #29); Babelon Traite I #1569 (Lete, plate L #10); Peykov Thrace A0020; Svoronos Macedoine pp. 81-82 #16 (plate VIII #1-9). cf. Triton VIII #119, XVIII #430, XXII #175. AnaximanderOct 01, 2019
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AUGUSTUS AR Denarius4 viewsOBVERSE: CAESAR AVGVSTVS, head left wearing oak wreath
REVERSE: DIVVS-IVLIVS to left and right of eight rayed comet
with tail upwards
Uncertain Spanish Mint, possibly Caesaraugusta 19-18 BC
3.45g, 21mm
RIC 137b RSC 97
2 commentsLegatusOct 01, 2019
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Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). AE Dirham. Artuqids (Mardin). Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan. AH 606 = AD 1209/1210.3 viewsMardin mint,(Bronze, 30 mm, 11.63 g, 7 h). Figure riding leopard to left, head and body facing, holding cup in her raised right hand and dagger in her raised left; around, legend in Kufic 'al-Malik al-alim al-adil Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan Malik Diyarbakr'. Rev. Legend in Kufic in three lines 'al-Imam al-Nasir / li-din Allah Amir / al-Mu'minin'; around, legend in Kufic 'sitta / wa sitta/mi'a; in outer margin, legend in Kufic 'al-Malik al-Adil Saif al-Din Abu Bakr ibn Ayyub duriba bi-Mardin sanah'. Spengler & Sayles 39. Ruslan KOct 01, 2019
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Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). AE Dirham. Zangids (Sinjar). Qutb al-Din Muhammad, AH 597-600 = AD 1201-1204. 2 viewsSinjar mint (Bronze, 26 mm, 9.70 g, 3 h), Bare-headed bust to left, holding spear in his right hand over right shoulder and shield over his left shoulder; around, legend in Kufic. Rev. Legend in Kufic in four lines, 'al-Imam al-Nasir / li-din Allah / al-Malik al-Mansur / Qutb al-Dunya wa al-Din; Legend around in Kufic, 'Muhammad / bin Mawdud / bin Zengi'. Spengler & Sayles 81.2 - 81.4.Ruslan KOct 01, 2019
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RIC 0609 Titus12 viewsObv: T CAES VESP IMP PON TR P COS II CENS, Laureate head right
Rev: ROMA / S C, Roma standing left holding Vicotry and spear
AE/Sestertius (33.92 mm 25.25 gr6h) Struck in Rome 73 A.D.
RIC 609 (R2, Vespasian), BMCRE unlisted, BNF 670
ex eBay 9/2019
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusOct 01, 2019
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Otacilia Severa (244 - 249 A.D.)9 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria
AR Tetradrachm
O: AP ΩTAKIΛ CЄOYHPAN CЄB, draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent.
R: ΔHMAPX ЄΞOYCIAC YΠATO Γ, ANTIOXIA/S C in two lines in exergue, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings displayed, holding wreath in beak.
11.76g
26mm
McAlee-1091 (Rare); Prieur-385 (10 spec.)

A scarce variety.
1 commentsMatSep 30, 2019
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Trajan Tetradrachm - Eagle on Thunderbolt (Prieur 1487 this coin)14 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, 98-99 AD
14.91g

Obv: Laureate head of Trajan (R), wearing ornate ceremonial aegis.
ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ

Rev: Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head right and wings spread, with wreath in beak.
ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ B

McAlee 427 (this coin); RPC 3512/1 (this coin); Prieur 1487 (Tyre, this coin)
Extremely Rare; only two examples known to Prieur and RPC, including this example.

This coin published in M. Prieur, A Type Corpus of The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and Their Fractions from 57 BC to AD 253 (Lancaster, 2000)
This coin published in R. McAlee, The Coins of Roman Antioch (Lancaster, 2007)
This coin published in A. Burnett, M. Amandry, I. Carradice, Roman Provincial Coinage, vol. II (London and Paris, 1999)

Roma Numismatics Auction XVIII, Lot 760, 29/09/19
ex. Michel Prieur Collection
ex. Edward J. Waddell Ltd., Fixed Price List 48, October 1990, lot 66.
3 commentsOptimo PrincipiSep 30, 2019
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Argilos "Therma". 470-460 BC. AR 1/48 stater 2 viewsMacedon, Argilos "Therma." 470-460 BC. AR 1/48 stater (0.24 gm). Forepart of Pegasos flying r. Anepigraphic. / Quadripartite incuse square.  VF.  SNG ANS 7 #763; ACNAC Rosen #116; Babelon Traite II #1782 (Maronee, plate LVII #6); BMC p. 138 #10-12; HGC 3.1 #486; Liampi Argilos 101-117, 122-127; SNG Cop 2 #344; SNG Ashmolean 2393; Svoronos Macedoine XXV #13 (Crestoniens, plate XIV #18); Weber 1856. AnaximanderSep 30, 2019
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Akanthos. 430-390 BC. AR Tetrobol 1 viewsMacedon, Akanthos. 430-390 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.30 gm) light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Forepart of bull kneeling l., looking back. Swastika above, dotted border. / Shallow quadripartite incuse square of dots.  gVF.   SNG ANS 7 #39-41; AMNG III/2 #35 (plate VII #13); BMC Macedonia 33; HGC 3.1 #392; SNG Ashmolean III #2212; SNG Cop 2 #17; SNG Fitzwilliam III #1893. AnaximanderSep 30, 2019
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Akanthos. 500-470 BC. AR Tetrobol 3 viewsMacedon, Akanthos. 500-470 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.33 gm). Forepart of lioness r., head viewed from above, acanthus above. / Quadripartite incuse square.  Good VF.  Pegasi VI #122. SNG ANS 7 #18-21; AMNG III/2 #12 (plate VI #22); ACNAC Dewing 1000, Rosen 84; HGC 3.1 #386; SNG Ashmolean III #2205-2206; SNG Berry 4-5.AnaximanderSep 30, 2019
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Akanthos, 470-430 BC. AR Tetradrachm 1 viewsMacedon, Akanthos. 470-430 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.64 gm) Attic stdd. Lion r. attacking bull, kneeling l., head raised, dotted border. ΔI (magistrate) above. Ex: laurel branch w/ 3 leaves to l. / ΑΚΑ-ΝΘ-Ι-ΟΝ around raised quadripartite square, quarters raised and granulated.  gVF.   Pegasi 123 #59. AMNG III 2 #23, plate VII #4; HGC 3.1 #385; Desneux Type H/C #110 (dies D106/R99). cf SNG ANS 7 #12-15; CNG 72 #227. Rare (none on acsearch or CoinArchives). AnaximanderSep 30, 2019
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Macedon3 viewsCoins of the ancient Greek cities and Kings of Macedon, and some celtic imitations thereof. Includes the Hellenistic kings of Macedon and Roman successors. Principal mints: Akanthos, Amphipolis and Pella. 1 commentsAnaximanderSep 30, 2019
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Anazarbos, Cilicia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ ϹƐ-Β. radiate head right.
Rev: [ΑΝΑΖΑ]Ρ ΜΗΤΡΟ, Γ-Β across lower fields, A/Μ in left upper field, K in right mid-field. Dikaiosyne standing facing, looking left, holding scales and sceptre.
20 mm, 7.27 gms

SNG Levante 1428, Ziegler 365, RPC VI online 7310 (corrected)
Charles MSep 30, 2019
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Anazarbos, Cilicia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ ϹƐ-Β. radiate head right.
Rev: [ΑΝΑΖΑ]Ρ ΜΗΤΡΟ, Γ-Β across lower fields, A/Μ in left upper field, K in right mid-field. Dikaiosyne standing facing, looking left, holding scales and sceptre.
20 mm, 5.02 gms

SNG Levante 1428, Ziegler 365, RPC VI online 7310 (corrected)
Charles MSep 30, 2019
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Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVTO K M AVP ANTⲰ, radiate head left.
Rev: KOΛⲰ MA ЄΔЄCCA, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
19 mm, 3.21 gms

BMC 72, Babelon/Kurth 43
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Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: M AYR ANTⲰΝ, Laureate head right.
Rev: KOΛⲰMAP ЄΔЄCCA, Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
18 mm, 3.16 gms

BMC 75, Babelon/Kurth 42,44
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Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: M AYR ANTⲰΝЄΙΝ, Laureate head right.
Rev: ЄTVX..., Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
19 mm, 3.43 gms

BMC 75, Babelon/Kurth 42,44
Charles MSep 29, 2019
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Edessa, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNIN..., laureate draped bust right.
Rev: ЄΔЄCCAIΩN, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding small Nike and parazonium; crowned by city goddess standing left behind her, holding wreath and cornucopia.
25 mm, 9.18 gms

Varbanov 3633
Charles MSep 29, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class B Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1823; DOC B.1-64) - Attributed to Romanus III (1028-1034)7 viewsObv: IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, square in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in center of dotted square on book; Mardin Hoard Countermark #13 (عز)
Rev: IS-XS ЬAS-ILЄ ЬAS-ILЄ to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps; Unkown Countermark

Countermarked by Izz al-din Abu Bakr al-Dubaysi between 1146 and 1156 AD at the mint of al-Jazirah (obverse) and an unknown countermark that is not listed in The Mardin Hoard on the reverse.
Quant.GeekSep 29, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class K Follis, Attributed to Alexius I Comnenus (Sear 1901; DOC K.1)5 viewsObv: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC. Border of large pellets; Mardin Hoard Countermark #10 (عدل‎) and #17 (لله)
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of the Virgin orans facing, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium; to left of nimbus, M; to right, Θ
Quant.GeekSep 29, 2019
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3075 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea. Hadrian Hemidrachm 119-20 AD Nike5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3075; S 256, Metcalf Conspectus 86b

Issue Year 4

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙϹ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹΤ
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right, seen from front

Rev. ΕΤ Δ
Nike advancing r., holding wreath in r. hand, palm in left

1.61 gr
15 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiSep 29, 2019
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1603 - 1625, JAMES I (JAMES VI of Scotland), AR Sixpence struck in 1605 at London0 viewsObverse: IACOBVS•D:G:MAG:BRIT:FRA:ET•HIB:REX. Crowned and armoured bust of James I of England facing right, VI in field behind bust and mintmark (Rose) in legend above.
Reverse: QUAE•DEVS•CONIVNXIT•NEMO•SEPARET•mintmark (Rose)• Square topped shield bearing the arms of England, Scotland and Ireland; 1605 above.
Second coinage (1604 – 1619) and fourth bust with long square cut beard.
Diameter: 26mm | Weight: 2.8gms | Die Axis: 10
SPINK: 2658

The sixpence was first introduced during the reign of Edward VI in 1551, it had a facing portrait of the king with a rose to the left and the denomination VI to the right.
With the accession of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England, reigning there as James I, the royal titles and the coat of arms were altered on the coinage. The Scottish lion rampant and the Irish harp now made their appearance in the second and third quarters of the royal coat of arms of the newly formed United Kingdom and, from 1604, MAG BRIT replaced ANG SCO in the King's titles.

The infamous “Gunpowder Plot” took place on November the fifth in the year this coin was struck. The plot, to blow up the English Houses of Parliament, was foiled when a Justice of the Peace, Sir Thomas Knyvet, was secretly informed of a Catholic plot and, after giving orders for a search of the area, discovered Guy Fawkes in a cellar below the Parliament building. Thirty-six barrels of gunpowder were found and Guy Fawkes was arrested for treason and charged with trying to kill King James along with the members of Parliament who were scheduled to sit together next day.
Guy Fawkes, also known as Guido Fawkes, was tortured and questioned over the next few days and eventually confessed. He was sentenced to being hung, drawn and quartered. However, immediately before his execution on the 31st of January 1606 he fell from the scaffold where he was about to be hanged and broke his neck, so avoiding the agony of the mutilation that followed.
Guy Fawkes has become synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot which has been commemorated in Britain on the 5th of November ever since. His effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, usually accompanied by a fireworks display.
When I was young, on the run-up to “bonfire night”, children used to make their own “Guy” and then tout it through the streets with cries of “Penny for the Guy” something like today's Hallowe'en “trick or treat”. But this has pretty much died out now having been replaced by officially staged events.
*AlexSep 29, 2019
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1553 - 1558, Mary I Tudor, AR Groat, Struck 1553 - 1554 at London, England0 viewsObverse: MARIA D G ANG FRA Z HIB REGI. Crowned bust of Mary I, wearing pearl necklace with pendant, facing left. Mintmark in legend after MARIA, pomegranate.
Reverse: VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA. Long cross fourchée over quartered royal arms. Mintmark in legend after VERITAS, pomegranate.
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 1.7gms | Die Axis: 10
SPINK: 2492

Although this coin is undated, Mary married Philip of Spain on the 25th of July, 1554 and thereafter his name appears along with Mary's in the inscriptions on the coinage. Mary only came to the throne on 1st October 1553 and, since Philip's name is absent on this coin, it would appear that it was struck during the ten months of her reign prior to her marriage.
*AlexSep 29, 2019
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Follis, Constantius I, HERCVLI VICTORI1 viewsDenomination: Follis/Nummus
Era: c. 304-305

Metal: AE (silvered)
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
Reverse: HERCVLI VICTORI. Hercules standing. Facing, head left, r. leaning on club, l. holding apples and with lion skin dropping from elbow. S to l, P to r. above apples, A below. ALE in exergue
Mint: Rome
Weight: 10.10g.
Reference: RIC VI 40, Alexandria
Provenance: Numismatik Naumann 81, Sept. 1, lot 610

Constantius beard with ringlets. Especially sharp reverse Hercules in good style. EF with some hints of silvering remaining.

Steve B5Sep 28, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Cyzicus (Sear 210; DOC 199; MIBE 124)2 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I right
Rev: Large Є; in right field, KY
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear 244; DOC 271; MIBE 161)2 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I right
Rev: Large Є with cross; in right field, star
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Æ Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 501A; DOC 68c; MIB 74c)2 viewsObv: D N mAVRI or similar; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius to right
Rev: Large Є; to left Γ
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3147B CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian 120-21 AD corn ears4 viewsReference.
unpublished --

Issue Year 5

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian (seen from front), right

Rev. KAIC TωN ΠPOCTω APΓAIω ET E
Bunch of three ears of corn

3.59 gr
19 mm
12h
okidokiSep 28, 2019
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S.847G Eadberht3 viewsSceat of Eadberht, king of Northumbria 737-758
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 847G
Booth type G
O: +EOTBEREhTVſ
R: Fantastic animal facing right, rosettes in field
Motif: 1/fantastic animal

Ex- S.Hall
NapSep 28, 2019
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S.847E Eadberht3 viewsSceat of Eadberht, king of Northumbria 737-758
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 847E
Booth type E
Chapman A5
O: EOTBEREhTVſ.
R: Fantastic animal facing right, cross under tail, triquetra below, circle of pellets under foreleg
Motif: 1/fantastic animal

Ex- eBay
NapSep 28, 2019
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S.6203 John3 viewsPenny or halfpenny of John, lord of Ireland, or of John de Courcy, lord of Ulster
S.6203
Mint: unknown (probably Dublin)
Moneyer: Raul Blunt
O: +IOA[NNES], bust right
R: [+RA]VL BLVNT

This coin is generally considered the first Anglo-Irish coin produced in Ireland. It dates from the end of the 12th century, though it is not quite clear who issued it. The name on the obverse is just "John". The figure is not crowned. It could be King John (not yet a king) who was declared Lord of Ireland in 1177 by his father Henry II. Or the John could be John de Courcy who was in control of Ulster at the same time. This coin dates from around 1179. Both Lord John and John de Courcy would both issue coinage.

The "profile right" coinage is exceedingly rare. Besides this coin, there are some 12-15 other specimens. Three moneyers are known- Raul Blunt, Elis of Dublin, and Roger Tan. Given the reference to Dublin by the moneyer Elis, the coins are thought to be produced there and thus attributed to Lord John, future King John. However, Derek Allen has argued in the past that the coins all depict moneyers with last names and that does not clearly indicate where the coins were made. John de Courcy minted at Carrickfergus and Downpatrick and the lettering of these coins is similar to de Courcy's coinage. So the jury remains out on which John.

Ex- Essex Coins
NapSep 28, 2019
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Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT K ANTΩNЄINOC, radiate head left.
Rev: KOΛⲰMA ЄΔЄCCA, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
18 mm, 2.90 gms

BMC 72, Babelon/Kurth 43
Charles MSep 28, 2019
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Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT K MA ANTWNINOC CЄB, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: KoΛ·ANT AVP ЄΔ..., City goddess seated left on rock holding fruit, cornucopia in mid left field. Below, river god swimming right, head left.
25 mm, 11.12 gms

BMC 62, CNG., Electronic Auction 205, Lot 340
Charles MSep 28, 2019
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Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT KAIC ANTW, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding shield in elft hand and spear over right shoulder with right hand.
Rev: Confronted busts of two Tyches; square baetyl within shrine, between the busts.
18 mm, 4.63 gms

BMC 69, Babelon/Kurth 50-51
Charles MSep 28, 2019
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos IV Epiphanes (175-164 BCE) Æ Serrate, Antioch on the Orontes (SC 1407; SNG Spaer 969)2 viewsObv: Veiled and diademed bust of Queen Laodice IV right
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY; Head of elephant left; tripod behind
Quant.GeekSep 28, 2019
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Kings of Bithynia: Prusias II Cynegos (182-149 BCE) Æ Unit (SNG von Aulock 258; SNG Copenhagen 631; HGC 7, 634)4 viewsObv: Head of Prusias II to right, wearing winged diadem
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOVΣIOV; Herakles standing left, holding club and lion skin; monogram to inner right
Dim: 18.41mm, 3.08 g
Quant.GeekSep 28, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Unpublished) 5 viewsObv: ΔHMHT - ANΔ; Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate on left, and of bearded emperor; between them large patriarchal cross. Saint and emperor hold in right and left hand respectively scepter cruciger
Rev: Three-quarter-length figure of Michael IX, beardless on left, crowned by Andronicus II, bearded. Michael holds in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left anexikakia. Andronicus holds in left hand scepter cruciger. Both emperors wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros. Star in left field
Quant.GeekSep 28, 2019
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Gordian III, Denarius circa 241 AD.1 viewsRome mint, (20.5mm., 3.06g.) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. Salus standing r., feeding snake held in arms. RIC 129A. C 325.

Marriage issue.
Ruslan KSep 28, 2019
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Severus Alexander, Denarius circa 222-228 AD.2 viewsRome mint. (20mm., 3.16g.) Obv. IMP C M AVR ALEXAND AVG, laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind.
Rev. VICTORIA AVG, Victory running left, holding wreath and palm.
RIC IV, 2, p. 84, 180.
Ruslan KSep 28, 2019
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Trajan, Denarius circa 116 AD.1 viewsRome mint, (18.2mm., 3,1g.) IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO Laureate and draped bust r. Rev. P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R Mars walking r., holding spear r. hand and trophy over l. shoulder. BMC 590. Cohen 271. RIC 340.
Ruslan KSep 28, 2019
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Ptolemy II. The Ptolemies, AR Tetradrachm circa 283-246 BC.2 viewsUncertain mint (perhaps Cyprus), (24mm., 14.27g.) Diademed head r. Rev. Eagle standing l. on thunderbolt; in l. field, Φ on A. Svoronos pl. IX, 19. CPE 497 (this obverse die).

From an old Canadian collection. Graffito on Rev., part of the name visible.
Ruslan KSep 28, 2019
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Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator. Kings of Cappadocia, AR Drachm. dated RY 2(?) = 162/1 BC.3 viewsEusebeia-Mazaca mint, (4.02g, 15mm, 2h.) Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ] ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘOV ΕVΣEBOV[Σ], Athena Nikephoros standing left, with spear and shield; monogram to inner left, T to inner right; B(?) (date) in exergue. Simonetta, Coins 7a; Simonetta 8b. Ruslan KSep 28, 2019
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Thyatira, Lydia

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄI-NOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΘΥΑΤƐ-ΙΡΗΝΩ →Ν, prize wreath over a table with five globes and two palm branches; under the table, jug.
25 mm, 7.13 gms

RPC Online 4327; SNG Cop 616; SNG München 669
Charles MSep 28, 2019
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Nero (Augustus) Coin: Bronze As1 viewsIMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P - Bare head right.
Ara Pacis - Altar enclosure with ornamented panels and central double door, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field, ARA PACIS in exergue
Exergue: SC



Mint: Lugdunum (66 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 8.87g / 27.2mm / 180
Rarity: Common
References:
RIC I, 527
Mac Dowall WCN 590
BnF II 150
Cohen I 30
BMCRE I -
Provenances:
Forvm Ancient Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Forvm Ancient Coins Internet $0.00 09/19
Notes: Sep 12, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
GRWilsonSep 27, 2019
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Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ƐΦƐСΙ[ΩΝ Δ] ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Artemis advancing, right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow; behind, to right, tree; at her feet, to left, deer, left, looking back.
30 mm, 12.26 gms

RPC Online 4893 variant (reverse legend); for this reverse type and legend, Mionnet 628 for Annia Faustina
Charles MSep 27, 2019
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Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia

Obv: AVT K M AVP [ANTΩNINOC]. laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ΚΑϹΤΑ-ΒΑΛƐⲰΝ. front view of quadriga, horses rearing on hind legs, carrying the black stone of Emesa topped by an eagle.
28 mm, 15.29 gms

SNG Levante 1594, SNG Pfalz 597, RPC VI online 7472
Charles MSep 27, 2019
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Antioch, Pisidia

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINV-S, Laureate head right.
Rev: ANT-IOCH GEN COL CA, Tyche standing left holding branch and cornucopia.

SNG France 1176
Charles MSep 27, 2019
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Seleucia Pieria

Obv: AVT K MAV ANTΩNINOC C Є. laureate head right, slight drapery at neck.
Rev: CЄΛЄVKΩNTЄΠIЄPIA (legend begins at 8 o'clock), Thunderbolt on draped throne, dot between thunderbolt and drapery.
34 mm, 26.89 gms

Butcher 92b (discussion on page 425); SNG Cop 408
Charles MSep 27, 2019
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BCC LR667 viewsLate Roman
Constantius II 337-361CE
Obv:DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, and
cuirassed bust right.
Rev:FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
soldier spearing fallen
horseman who is bearded,
hair in two braids, reaching
backwards. Shield on ground
to right. In left field: Γ
Mintmark: SMKΔ
AE 23mm 4.66gm. Axis:0
Poss. ref: RIC VIII Cyzicus 93V.
(officina and horseman's headwear).
1 commentsv-dromeSep 27, 2019
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6455 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Horus standing2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6455/20; Dattari-Savio Pl. 293, 10856 (this coin); Emmett 1251

Issue Alexandreon Chora (nome of Lower Egypt)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ ϹΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΑΛΕΞ Χ, L ΙΑ
Horus, standing, l., wearing military dress, holding spear in r. hand, hippopotamus, r., in l. hand

4.32 gr
19 mm
12h
okidokiSep 27, 2019
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RIC 146 var.5 viewsAureus, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
Laur. r., aegis.
Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC
Octastyle temple, adorned with five statues; within, figure of Jupiter (or Pax) standing.

6.26g, 18mm
Woytek 267r (2 specimen): Temple of Honos?
1 commentsklausklageSep 27, 2019
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RIC 2452 viewsDenarius, 112-114
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI – ARAB ADQ in ex
Arabia standing to front, head turned l., holding branch; at her feet, a camel.

3.12g, 18mm
Woytek 396b (78 specimen)
Ex A. Lynn Collection (Heritage 3015, 12 September 2011)
1 commentsklausklageSep 27, 2019
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CILICIA. Celenderis. Ca. 425-350 BC. AR stater3 viewsCILICIA. Celenderis. Ca. 425-350 BC. AR stater (20mm, 10.84 gm, 3h). NGC XF 4/5 - 4/5. Persic standard, ca. 425-400 BC. Youthful nude male rider, reins in right hand, kentron in left, dismounting from horse prancing left; A below / KEΛ, goat with long whiskers kneeling left, head right; two long stalks above, one terminating in flower, the other in large ivy leaf, all in incuse circle. SNG France 2, 46.2 commentsMark R1Sep 27, 2019
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Aurelianus0 viewsCelticaireSep 27, 2019
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0 viewsCelticaireSep 27, 2019
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Claudius II Gothicus/Eagle, Posthumous0 viewsBillon antoninianus. Remnants of original silvering. AE19, 1.6g. Obverse: DIVO CLAVDIO. Reverse: CONSECRATIO. RIC VI 261a.CelticaireSep 27, 2019
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Constantine I/Vota 1 viewsAE19, 2.8 g. Obverse: CONSTAN TINVS AVG. Reverse: VOT XX/MVLT/XXX. Mintmark: TS delta- Thessalonica.CelticaireSep 27, 2019
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Titus RIC 7037 viewsÆ As, 8.70g
Rome mint, 79 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., leaning on column, with caduceus and branch
RIC 70 (R2). BMC p. 253 note. BNC -.
Acquired from Münzen & Medaillen, September 2019.

Titus' first issues of bronze as Augustus struck in 79, dated COS VII, are all very rare. They were produced sometime during the last six months of the year after his rise to the purple at the end of June, presumably in very modest numbers based on the meagre specimens that have survived antiquity. This As from that scanty issue features the familiar Pax and column type, likely based on a familiar cult image of the deity. Pax is holding a caduceus, an allusion to the peaceful prosperity credited to the emperor. Missing from both the London and Paris collections.

Worn, but with a beautiful olive green patina and bold legends.
1 commentsDavid AthertonSep 27, 2019
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, radiate cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: KENΔPEICEIA ΠVΘIA EN ΦIΛIΠΠO →ΠOΛI (NE)ΩKO/P Ω, Temple with 13 coulumns seen in perspective to right.
35 mm, 20.87 gms

Varbanov 1662; Münzzentrum Rheinland, Auction 189. Lot 250 (this coin)
1 commentsCharles MSep 27, 2019
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Caesarea, Samaria

Obv: IMP C M..., Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: S P Q R within wreath supported by eagle.
20 mm, 8.50 gms

Kadman (Caesarea Maritima) 86
Charles MSep 27, 2019
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206 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Clementia standing7 viewsReference.
RIC 206; C. 218. Hill 430; BMC 537; Strack 333

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Bare head right

Rev: CLEMENTIA AVG COS III P P.
Clementia standing left with patera and sceptre.

3.19 gr
19 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiSep 26, 2019
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RIC ???2 viewsCrispus
2e officine
19mm
3,11g
IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
VIRTVS EXERCIT
STR
buste inédit : casqué, radié et cuirassé à gauche tenant une haste par-dessus l’épaule et un bouclier
PYLSep 26, 2019
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County of Tripoli, Raymond III (1152-87), Æ Pougeoise10 viewsCounty of Tripoli, Raymond III (1152-87), Æ Pougeoise

CVA TRIPOLIS crescent and eight pointed star.
Cross pommettée, arrow touching annulet in each angle.
16 mm, 1.40 g
CCS 10 ; Metcalf 513ff ;Wäckerlin 45

Ex Leu Numismatik web auction 8, lot 1803
1 commentsVladislav DSep 26, 2019
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County of Tripoli .Bohemond VII AD 1275 - 1287 . AR.Gros12 viewsCounty of Tripoli .Bohemond VII AD 1275 - 1287 . AR.Gros
4.24 g.
Cross in twelve-foil, +SEPTIMVS: BOEMVNDVS: COMES Rv. Castle in twelve-foil, +CIVITAS: TRIPOLIS: SYRIE
Metc. 497, Schl. IV, 21, MPS p.175, 26. Pressure mark.
Ex Jan Lis, London 1973.
Ex Erich Wäckerlin collection
Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH
Auction 47 lot 71
1 commentsVladislav DSep 26, 2019
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County of Tripoli, Raymond III (1152-87), Æ Pougeoise12 viewsCounty of Tripoli, Raymond III (1152-87), Æ Pougeoise
Crescent and eight-pointed star with pellets between the rays, TRIPLIS (sic!)
Cross with arrows in the angles, no legend. 1.17 g.
Metc. 515, Schlumb. IV, 7 var., MPS p. 170, 10 var., Sabine 204 var.
Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel Lagerliste 507, Feb. 1988, Nr. 358.
Ex Erich Wäckerlin collection
Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH
Auction 47 lot 45

Unpublished legend variant TRIPLIS
1 commentsVladislav DSep 26, 2019
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S.1339 Henry II (Nicole)4 viewsPenny of Henry II, king of England 1154-1189
Moneyer: Nicole
Mint: Ipswich
S. 1339
O: +hENRI:RE
R: +NICOLE ON GIPE

Cross and crosslets type penny, also known as 'Tealby' for a large hoard of them that was found in Tealby, Lincolnshire, in the early 19th century. These first issues of Henry II are often of wretched quality, and the legends can be very difficult to read.

Ex- eBay
NapSep 26, 2019
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S.1142 Eadward the Martyr (Æthelstan)8 viewsPenny of Eadward "the Martyr", king of England 975-978
Moneyer: Æthelstan
Mint: Canterbury
S. 1142
O: EADPEA REX ANGLOR
R: ÆÐESTAN M-O CÆNT

The unfortunate Eadward, with the sobriquet "the Martyr", obviously wasn't destined for long life. Just three years into his reign, the hapless Eadward was killed, probably by his step mother Ælfthryth, mother of his half-brother Æthelred (II).

This particular coin appears to have been from an altered die of Eadgar, with the last three letters of the presumably still serviceable die altered.

Ex- Davissons, Spink
1 commentsNapSep 26, 2019
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Salonina/Doe 260-268 AD3 viewsBillon or AE 20mm, 2.2g. Obverse: CORNELIA SALONINA AVG, diademed and draped bust right. Reverse: IVNONI CONS AVG. Doe walking left. RIC 16(s), Sear 2941.CelticaireSep 26, 2019
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SELEUKID KINGDOM. Seleukos IV Philopator AR Tetradrachm; 28mm // 15,69g. Antioch on the Orontes, circa 187-175 BC.3 viewsObv.Diademed head right.
Rev.Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and resting hand on bow; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right, ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ to left, filleted palm branch in outer left field, Φ in exergue.
Ref.SC 1313.6b.
CanaanSep 25, 2019
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Vespasian RIC 6441 viewsÆ As, 9.15g
Rome mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., with aegis
Rev: T ET DOMITIAN CAESARES PRIN IVVENT; S C in field; Titus and Domitian riding r., with hands raised
RIC 64 (R2). BMC 750. BNC 469.
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, September 2019.

An extremely rare early dynastic As struck during Vespasian's first As issue at Rome. H. Mattingly in the BMCRE mistakenly attributes it to Tarraco, but does express doubt in a footnote. Only one reverse die is known and apparently it was used to produce both dupondii and Asses. This specimen is undoubtedly an As due to the copper composition and the low weight. It is a double die match with the lone specimen in the BM and both examples in the BN. This reverse with Titus and Domitian on horseback (oddly, Cohen has them holding spears) copies a similar type struck on the denarius and boldly announces Vespasian's intention to found a dynasty.

Interestingly, this early style portrait features an aegis, an added level of prestige.
2 commentsDavid AthertonSep 25, 2019
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Persia, Achaemenid Empire. Darios I to Xerxes I. (Circa 505-480 BC) 5 viewsAR Siglos

14 mm, 5.38 g

Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint.

Obverse: Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow

Reverse: Incuse punch

Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 12); Meadows, Administration 320; BMC Arabia pl. XXVII, 23; Sunrise 21.

From the Baldwin Maull Collection, purchased 1950s-early 1960s.

The Persians eventual adoption of coinage was related to their conquests of Lydia and then to their conflicts with the Greek city states in the sixth through fourth centuries BC. During these wars, the Persians employed Greek mercenaries, who were accustomed to receiving payment in coinage.

The Persians issued silver sigloi and gold darics (20:1 value) with only a few basic designs. The type of siglos above (Type II), with the full-length king drawing a bow, is attributed to the period 510-480 BC and the third Persian King after Cyrus the Great, Darius I the Great, who is thought to be the human figure represented on the coin.

In general it seems that the circulation patterns of darics and sigloi were fundamentally different – so far there is no single known hoard in which the two types of coins have occurred together. Darics circulated widely and were likely used for the payment of governmental, military (1 per month for the average soldier) and diplomatic expenses. Moreover, once they entered circulation, they would have been readily accepted as bullion anywhere. As the Greeks themselves hardly struck any gold, the daric was almost free of competition on the coin market in its time.

In contrast, hoards of sigloi have been found almost exclusively in the westernmost Persian territories — the central, coastal regions of modern Turkey. From the beginning, sigloi were primarily used for local needs. In international trade the small, relatively unattractive siglos hardly had a chance against the superior Greek competitors, and even the Greek mercenaries serving in Persian service increasingly refused to accept it.

The Persian’s primary mint was certainly Sardes (the mint of the former Lydian kings as well), the seat of the Achaemenid administration for the whole of Asia Minor. As the leading administrative center, Sardes must also have been the collection point for the annual tribute payments from the provinces of Asia Minor, thus ensuring a sufficient supply of precious metals for mint production there.
1 commentsNathan PSep 25, 2019
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Roman Provincial?2 viewsCelticaireSep 25, 2019
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2 viewsCelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Crispus, 316-326 AD2 viewsAE19, 2.5g. CelticaireSep 25, 2019
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1 viewsCelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Billon Denar of Ladislaus, 1453-14543 views662. Obverse: *LADISLAVS*DEI*GRA*REX. Patriarchal cross with mintmark AB between arms. Reverse: *S*LADISL-AVS*REX. Standing king, facing front, holding scepter and orbis cruciger.CelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Gratian/Gloria Romanorvm, Siscia2 viewsAE 19, 2.0g. Obverse: Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, DN GRATIANVS PF AVG. Reverse: Emperor advancing right, dragging captive with right hand and holding labarum in left, D in right field, GLORIA RO-MANORVM. Exergue: GammaSISC. RIC IX Siscia 14c, type xiii.CelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Licinius II/Virtus Exercit 2 viewsAE3 19mm Licinius II. Obverse: Laureate, draped bust left, holding Victory and mappa. LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES. Reverse: Standard inscribed VOT XX with two captives seated at its base. VIRTVS EXERCIT. Possibly RIC VII 55. From the Balkans. CelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Alfonso I of Aragon, 1104-1134 AD.2 viewsBillon dinero of Toledo. Obverse: Head left encircled by text. Reverse: Cross pattee with pierced stars in first and fourth quarters, encircled by text.CelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Anonymous Issue of Nabatea? c. 135-104 BC.3 viewsObverse: Helmeted head of Athena right. Reverse: Nike standing left, holding cornucopia and wreath. CelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Constans/Gloria Exercitvs 346-348 AD.1 viewsAE17, 1.3 g. Obverse: CONSTAN S PF AVG. Laureate and rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed. Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS. 2 soldiers standing facing each other, resting hand on shield, 1 standard between them, Chi-rho on banner. Exergue: GammaSIS. RIC VIII Siscia 88.CelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Valens/Securitas Republicae1 viewsObverse: Pearl-diademed, cuirassed, draped bust right. DNVALEN SPAVG. Reverse: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm branch. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE. Dot gamma SIS (Siscia) in exergue. Possibly RIC IX Siscia 7b, type ii(c). From the Balkans.CelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Constantius II/Gloria Exercitvs, 337-341 AD2 viewsAE15, 1.1g. Obverse: laurel and rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed. CONSTANT IVS PF AVG. Reverse: 2 soldiers standing facing each other, resting hand on shield, 1 standard between them. GLORIA EXERCITVS. Probably RIC VIII Aquileia 26.CelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Valentinian I/Gloria Romanorum2 viewsAE3 of Valentinian I, die axis 0 degrees, 8th oficina, 24 Aug 367 to 17 Nov 375 AD; Obverse DN VALENTINIANVS _ _ _ ___. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed, bust right. Reverse GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor dragging captive with right, labarum in left. ___ ss _ in exergue. From the Balkans.CelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Valentinian/Securitas Reipublicae 2 viewsAE3 of Valentinian. obverse D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE (security of the Republic), Victory walking left, raising wreath in right hand, palm frond in left hand, D left. Possibly RIC IX Siscia 15(a)xiiii.CelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Severus Alexander/Provid Deorum2 viewsAE20, 3.0 g. Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG. Reverse: Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and scepter. PROVID DEORVM. RIC IVii 294, C 495. http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/sear5/s7920.htmlCelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Constantine I Victoriae Laetae3 viewsAE3 of Constantine I. Obverse: Helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder. IMP CONSTANT INV SAVG. Reverse: 2 victories standing, facing each other, together holding shield reading VOT PR on an altar. VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP. From the Balkans.CelticaireSep 25, 2019
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Crispus3 viewsCelticaireSep 25, 2019
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RIC 0044 Domitianus31 viewsObv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMIT AVG PONT, Laureate head right
Rev : TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Altar, garlanded and lighted
AR/Denarius (18.72 mm 3.255 g 6h) Struck in Rome 81 A D (4th Group)
RIC 44 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Savoca 24th Blue Auction Lot 1246
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusSep 25, 2019
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Probus, AE Antoninianus, FELICIT TEMP, Lugdunum4 viewsProbus (276 – 282 AD)

AE Antoninianus, Lugdunum, 281.

Obv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FELICIT TEMP, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and sceptre

Mintmark: II
RIC V-2, 74

Weight: 3.91g
Diameter: 22mm
Jose PolancoSep 25, 2019
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Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1814 - 1847 A.D.)5 viewsITALY, Parma (Duchi)
AR 5 Lire
O: MARIA LUIGIA PRINC. IMP. ARCID. D'AUSTRIA, 1815, Diademed bust left.
R: PER LA GR. DI DIO DUCH. DI PARMA PIAC. E GUAST.5. LIRE, Crowned and mantled coat-of-arms
Milano mint
25g
Pagani 5; Davenport 204; KM (C) 30.
MatSep 25, 2019
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BCC LR654 viewsLate Roman
Constantius II 337-361CE
Obv:DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, and
cuirassed bust right, A in left field.
Rev:CONCORDIA MILITVM
Emperor, diademed and in military
dress standing facing, head left,
holding standard in each hand,
with Chi-Rho on the banners.
Star above, III in left field
Mintmark: BSIS crescent.
AE 24mm 5.28gm. Axis:0
RIC VIII 302(S) Siscia 350-351CE
v-dromeSep 25, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados. Uncertain king. Circa 420-350 BC.5 viewsAR Shekel

18.5 mm, 10.45 g

Obverse: Laureate head of Ba'al-Arwad? right, with frontal eye

Reverse: Galley right above waves with row of shields along the bulwark; M A (in Aramaic) above;

E&E-A Group III.1.1; HGC 10, 28.

Settled in the 2nd millennium BC by the Phoenicians, Arados (Greek name) was located three kilometers off the Syrian shore between Lattaquie and Tripolis. Under Phoenician control, it became an independent kingdom called Arvad or Jazirat (the latter term meaning "island"). The island was a barren rock covered with fortifications and houses several stories in height. Just 800m long by 500m wide, it was surrounded by a massive wall with an artificial harbor constructed on the east toward the mainland.

Like most of the Phoenician cities on this coast, it developed into a trading city. Arados had a powerful navy, and its ships are mentioned in the monuments of Egypt and Assyria. In ancient times, it was in turn subject to the Egyptians, Assyrians, and then Persians (539 BC). But local dynasts were maintained until Straton, son of Gerostratos, king of Arados, submitted to Alexander the Great in 333 B.C.

The earliest coins of Arados (430-410 BC) depict a marine deity, human to the waist, bearded with plaited hair, with the lower body of a fish. Scholars aren't sure exactly who this deity is. Some believe the merman is Dagôn, associated with being the god of grain in the middle Euphrates and old Babylonia. Another option is Yamm (Yam), an ancient god from the semitic word meaning sea. He was worshipped by the semitic religions including Phoenicia and the Canaanites. Today, Elavi and Elayi's (2005) identification of the deity as Ba’al Arwad - a local manifestation of the ubiquitous Semitic god of weather and fertility - seems to be the most commonly accepted interpretation. In later Aradian coinage (like the example above) a Hellenized depiction of the deity’s head replaces the half-man, half-fish figure.

Most Aradian coins bear the same two Phoenician letters mem (M) and aleph (A or ´). In addition, during the first half of the fourth century (until 333 BC), the inscription M A was followed by a letter, some eight or nine in total. The most logical option is that this third letter represents different Aradian kings. This, plus parallels with contemporary Salaminian coinage, suggests that M A stands for “King” of Arwad rather than “Kingdom” (the more common interpretation). Because the coin above lacks a third letter designating a specific king, it’s most likely an earlier example. On the other hand, the more Hellenized portrait argues for a later date.
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4 viewsROMAN EMPIRE. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (3.97 gm; 26mm x 23mm). Rome mint. Struck 248 AD. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Antelope advancing left; VI in exergue. RIC IV 21; RSC 189. Secular games issue.

This is an impressive example with sharp details, artistic dies and a large flan! Example of this quality are hard to come by!
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPO, in left field, N (legend begins upper right), Telesphoros in hooded cloak standing facing.
17 mm, 1.61 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.21.1
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Nicopolis

Obv: [AV K M AVP] ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:[VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV] NIKOΠOΛEITΩN ΠPCICTP, in left field [ON], Nike standing facing, head right, holding palm branch in left hand and raised wreath in right.
26 mm, 11.17 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.09.02
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Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP[ON], Tropaion with 2 captives between Nike on left and emperor on right.
17 mm, 3.12 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.47.7
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠP →OCIC, Hera standing left holding in raised left hand long kerykeion and patera in extended right hand.
26 mm, 11.60 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.3.6
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Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M [AVPH] ANTΩNINOC, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: N/IKOΠ/OΛITΩ/NΠPOC/ICTPO/N, legend in 6 lines within laurel wreath.
27 mm, 13.02 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.54.20; Agora E-Sale 90, Lot 33 (this coin)
Charles MSep 24, 2019
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bmc0270 viewsSemi-autonomous 218-222 (Time of Elagabalus)
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: C- L to left and right of Marsyas standing left, holding wine-skin over shoulder.
Rev: BER, ethnic above ship's prow right..
14 mm, 1.81 gms


BMC 27-35; SNG Cop 89; Agora E-Sale 90, Lot 42 (this coin)

Ex. Tom Buggey Collection
Charles MSep 24, 2019
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Parium, Mysia

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AV, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: C G I H P , Capitoline she-wolf right, looking back at twins, Romulus and Remus suckling.
22 mm, 6.46 gms

RPC Online 3864; CNG EA 387, 30 Nov. 2016, lot 300; ); Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger, Auction 332, lot 2574 , 20.09.2017; Agora E-Sale 90, Lot 034 (this coin)
Charles MSep 24, 2019
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Kidramos, Caria

Obv: ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑV Α-ΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΚΙ-ΔΡΑ →MHΝΩΝ (P and last N reversed), Emperor standing facing in military dress, looking left, holding long sceptre and patera, sacrificing over altar in front of cult statue of Aphrodite Aphrodisias standing facing; to right, male figure standing facing, looking left, wearing phrygian cap and holding patera.
36 mm, 31.01 gms

RPC Online 5392; Savoca Coins London, 3rd Silver Auction, Lot 106 (this coin)
Charles MSep 23, 2019
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Kidramos, Caria

Obv: ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑV Α-ΝΤΩΝƐΙΝ[ΟϹ ϹƐΒ], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΚΙΔΡ ΑΜΗ →ΝΩΝ, front view of distyle shrine with arcuated lintel, within which cult statue of veiled goddess standing facing with open arms; at her feet, to left, snake.
37 mm, 25.30 gms

RPC Online 5391; SNG von Aulock 2589; Bertolami Fine Arts, Auction 67. Lot 579; Savoca Coins London, 3rd Silver Auction, Lot 105 (this coin)
Charles MSep 23, 2019
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0238 - 1/2 Real Fernando VI (year ?)2 viewsObv/ Coat of arms, crowned M and JB to the sides, around, FERDINAND - VI - D - G
Rev/ Castles and lions divided by cross; around, (HISPA)NIARUM - REX - (illegible date)

Ag, 14.9 mm, 0.94 g
Mint: Madrid
Cy98/9460 to 9545
Gifted, early 1990's
dafnisSep 23, 2019
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0237 - 1 Real Carlos III 1769 AC2 viewsObv/ Coat of arms, R and I to the sides, around, CAR - III - D - G - HISP - ET IND - R -
Rev/ Pillars of Hercules on waves, flanking globe; around, VTRA QUE VNVM, below PTS in monogram - 1769 - JR.

Ag, 20.5 mm, 3.34 g
Mint: Potosí
Cy98/10546 - Cy/11298
ex-Cayón, auction Feb 2019, Pillars Milled Colln, lot 1000
dafnisSep 23, 2019
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0236 - 1 Real Carlos III 1772 AC3 viewsObv/ Coat of arms, R and I to the sides, around, CAR - III - D - G - HISP - ET IND - R -
Rev/ Pillars of Hercules on waves, flanking globe; around, VTRA QUE VNVM, below LM - 1772 - JM.

Ag, 21.2 mm, 3.23 g
Mint: Lima
Cy98/10556 - Cy/11314
ex-Cayón, auction Feb 2019, Pillars Milled Colln, lot 863
dafnisSep 23, 2019
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0235 - 1 Real Carlos III 1770 AC4 viewsObv/ Coat of arms, P and I to the sides, around, CAROLVS - III - DG - (HISPA)N ET IND REX
Rev/ Pillars of Hercules on waves, flanking globe; around, VTRA (QUE) VNVM G 1770 G, stars separating words.

Ag, 20.5 mm, 2.98 g
Mint: Guatemala
Cy98/10555 - Cy/11299
ex-Cayón, auction Feb 2019, Pillars Milled Colln, lot 808
dafnisSep 23, 2019
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0234 - AE Hexas Agathocles 317-289 BC4 viewsObv/ Head of Artemis l., wearing earring and necklace, quiver behind shoulder; before, ΣΩTEIΡA
Rev/ Winged thunderbolt, AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ above, BAΣIΛEOΣ below.

AE, 22.0 mm, 9.12 g
Mint: Siracuse.
CNS II/142
ex-Solidus Numismatik, auction 38, lot 41
dafnisSep 23, 2019
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Gordianus III, AR Antoninianus, Concordia Avg2 viewsGordianus III (238-244 AD).

AR Antoninianus, Rome, 240 AD.

Obv. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae.

RIC IV, 35

Weight: 3.4g
Diameter: 23mm
Jose PolancoSep 23, 2019
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0233 - Denarius Servilia 57 BC8 viewsObv/ Head of Flora with flower crown; behind, lituus; around, FLORAL PRIMVS.
Rev/ Soldiers facing each other, holding swords and shields; in ex., C SERVEIL; C F on field.

Ag, 18.8 mm, 3.85 g
Moneyer: C. Servilius C.f.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 423/1 [dies o/r: 99/110]
ex-DNW, auction Feb 2019, lot 683
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0232 - Denarius Vespasian 70 AC10 viewsObv/ Laureate bust of V. r., around IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Rev/ Confronted heads of Titus to r., and Domitian to l.; around, CAESAR AVG F COS CAESAR AVG F PR.

Ag, 18.9 mm, 3.34 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.2/16 [R] – BMCRE II/3
ex-CNG, auction e438, lot 491
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0231 - As Faustina II 147-75 AC8 viewsObv/ FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII FIL, togate bust of F. r.
Rev/ Venus togate standing l., holding apple on r.h. and scepter on l.h.; around, VENVS; S C low on field.

AE, 25.9 mm, 10.26 g
Mint: Roma
RIC III/1408 [C] – BMCRE IV/2172 var.
ex-Numismatik Naumann, auction 74, lot 367
dafnisSep 23, 2019
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0230 - 1 Real Carlos II 1674 AC4 viewsObv/ Bust of Charls II l., around CAROL - II - D - G - HISP - REX
Rev/ Circles and dots divided by cross, around BAR-CINO CIVI 1674

Ag, 21.2 mm, 2.54 g
Mint: BARCELONA
Cy98/6745
ex-Áureo & Calicó, auction 323, lot 1359
dafnisSep 23, 2019
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Antiochus VI Dionysus - AE1 viewsAntioch
mid -143 - 142 BC
radiate head right, wearing ivy-wreath
elephant left, torch in trunk, star right
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOY // EΠIΦANOYΣ / ∆IONYΣOY
ΣTA
Houghton-Lorber 2006c, SNG Spaer 1774, Houghton CSE 249
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 23, 2019
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Antiochus I Soter - AE0 viewsAntioch
281 - 261 BC
Macedonian shield, anchor in central boss
elephant right, club above, jawbone below
BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY
(ΘEM)
SC 339.3; HGC 9, 148
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 23, 2019
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Dioskourias - AE0 viewstimes of Mithradates VI Eupator
105-90 BC
caps of the Dioskouroi (pilei) surmounted by stars
thyrsos
ΔI_OΣ / KOV_PIA / Δ_OΣ
SNG BM 1021
ex Solidus
Johny SYSELSep 23, 2019
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Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII - AE 80 drachm0 viewsAlexandria
180-173? BC
diademed head of Zeus-Ammon
2 eagles standing on lightning left
ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ
cornucopia left
Sv1424a
29,71g
Johny SYSELSep 23, 2019
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Akragas - AE tetras1 views425-406 BC
eagle right, tearing at hare
AKP_A
Crab, crayfish left below
•••
SNG COP. 75 var. SNG München 132
9,21g

ex Kamil Polak Münzhandlung
Johny SYSELSep 23, 2019
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Messembria - AE 180 views3rd - 2nd century BC
diademed female head right
Athena Promachos standing left, brandishing shield and spear
MEϠAM / BPIANΩN
Sear #1676; SNGCop 661, BMC 8, Moushmov 3978
5,72g
Johny SYSELSep 23, 2019
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Postumus, BI Antoninianus, Fides Militvm2 viewsPostumus (260 – 268 AD)
Roman-Gallic Empire

Billon Antoninianus, Trier

Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left holding two standards

RIC V-II, 59

Weight: 2,1g
Diameter: 21mm
Jose PolancoSep 23, 2019
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Kidramos, Caria

Obv: ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑV Α-ΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΚΙΔΡ ΑΜΗ →ΝΩΝ, front view of distyle shrine with arcuated lintel, within which cult statue of veiled goddess standing facing with open arms; at her feet, to left, snake.
35 mm, 21.43 gms

RPC Online 5391; SNG von Aulock 2589; Bertolami Fine Arts, Auction 67. Lot 579(this coin)

Ex G. Hirsch Nachf. 176, 19-20 November 1992, lot 756; Numismatik Lanz München 131, 27 November 2006, lot 210.

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Byblus, Phoenicia

Obv: AVT K M...NIN.., laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: IЄ PAC → BYBΛOV, Astarte standing right, left foot on prow and holding standard; in front Nike on column holding crown, all within hexastyle temple, no shell pattern on central arch; outline of rudder blade right.
26 mm, 13.00 gms

BMC 51; SNG Cop 145, AUB 58-59
Charles MSep 23, 2019
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Duchy of Athens: Guy II de la Roche (1287-1308) BI Denier Tournois, Athens (CCS 93)3 viewsObv: ✠ ❜CVI•DVX✿ATNS❜, or various other stop marks; Cross pattée
Rev: ThBANI✿CIVIS, or variation; Castle tournois
Dim: 20 mm, 0.88 g

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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) AR Aspron Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2256var; DOC V 38; PCPC 18; Lianta 507)6 viewsObv: Seraph facing between B B
Rev: Χ/Μ/ΔЄC/ΠO/Τ to left, Ο/ΠΑ/ΛЄO to right; Full-length figure of emperor between B ᗺ wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds sword point downward; left hand holds anexikakia
Dim: 24 mm, 0.86 g
Quant.GeekSep 22, 2019
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0229 - Denarius Memmia 106 BC9 viewsObv/ Laureate head of Saturn l., harpa and ROMA behind; before, control mark.
Rev/ Venus on biga r., holding scepter and reins. Above, Cupid flying l. and holding wreath; below, L MEMMI GAL.

Ag, 18.9 mm, 3.93 g
Moneyer: father of L. and C. Memmii L.f. Gal.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 313/1b [dies o/r: 131/164 all var.]
ex-CNG, auction e436, lot 455 (ex-A McCabe, direct purchase to Künker am Dom, 2018)
dafnisSep 22, 2019
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0228 - 1 Real Juana & Carlos 1542-1555 AC2 viewsObv/ Crowned coat of arms, M with circle above to l., O to r.; around, CAROLUS o ET o IOHANA o REGS
Rev/ Pillars of Hercules on waves, PL VS VL in between, central dot; around, HISPANIARVM o ET o INDIARVM

Ag, 23.5 mm, 3.32 g
Mint: México
Cy98/2891
ex-Agora Auctions, auction 81, lot 250
dafnisSep 22, 2019
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0227 - 1 Real Enrique IV 1454-74 AC5 viewsObv/ Bust of Henry IV l.; around, ENRICVS QARTVS DEI GRACIS REX C +, words separated by roses
Rev/ Castles and lions divided by cross; around, ENRICVS REX CASTELE ET LEGION +, words separated by roses; S below

Ag, 27.5 mm, 3.31 g
Mint: Sevilla
AB685 - Cy98/1493a
ex-Spink, The Numismatic Collector's Series, lot 741
dafnisSep 22, 2019
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0226 1 Real Fernando VI 1758 AC4 viewsObv/ Coat of arms, RI and crowned M on left, JB and dots on right. Around, FERDINANDUS - VI - D - G
Rev/ Castles and lions divided by cross, around HISPANIARUM REX 1758

Ag, 21.2 mm, 2.91 g
Mint: Madrid
Cy 98/9640 - Cy/10345
ex-Cayón, speed auction 55, lot 9613
dafnisSep 22, 2019
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0225 - 1 real Enrique II 1369-79 AC6 viewsObv/ Crowned monogram, around in two lines DOMINVS : MICHI : AIDVTOR : EDEGO : DIS + / PICIAM : INIMICOS : MEOS
Rev/ Castles and lions divided by cross, around roses and S below; around ENRICVS : DEI : GRACIA : REX : CASTEL +

Ag, 26.9 mm, 3.46 g
Mint: Sevilla
AB406 - Cy 98/1247 - Cy/1313
ex-Cayón, speed auction 55, lot 9131
dafnisSep 22, 2019
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0224 - 1 Real Reyes Católicos c.1535 AC2 viewsObv/ Coat of arms flanked by X and X; around, : FERNANDVS : 7 : ELISABET - D
Rev/ Arrows and yoke, points around, below S. Around, + : REX : 7 : REGINA : CASTELE : LEGI

Ag, 26.5 mm, 3.28 g
Mint: Sevilla
Calicó -- - F6.8.1var
ex-Áureo & Calicó, auction Isabel de Tratámara, vol IX, lot 885
dafnisSep 22, 2019
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Denarius, P. Servilius Rullus0 viewsDenarius, P. Servilius Rullus

RRC: 328/1
100 bc
4,03 gr

AV: Bust of Minerva left, helmeted, wearing aegis "RVLLI"
RV: Victoria in biga right; holding palm and reins; below, P "P. SERVILI. M. F."

ex Artemide Aste, eLive auction 5b, Lot 234, 11.11.2018
NorbertSep 22, 2019
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Aurelian, Antoninianus, Restitvtor Orbis. Czyzicus4 viewsAurelian (270 – 275 AD)

AE Antoninianus, Cyzicus.

Obv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: RESTITVTOR ORBIS woman standing right, presenting wreath to emperor, standing left, holding short sceptre. Supplient captive at foot between them.

Mintmark: * A.
RIC V-1 349 var A.

Weight: 3,1g
Diameter: 23mm
Jose PolancoSep 22, 2019
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RRC: 326/1
101 bc
3,88 gr

AV: Head of Roma right, helmeted
RV: Triumphator in quadriga right; holding laurel-branch and staff; on near horse, rider holding branch. "C·FVNDAN"

ex Artemide Aste, eLive auction 5b, Lot 231, 11.11.2018
NorbertSep 22, 2019
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Nicopolis-Emmaus, Judaea

Obv: AVT K ANTⲰNЄINOC. Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ...ANTⲰN-INA..., : Tyche within tetrastyle temple standing left, resting right foot on prow, holding bust and spear, Date [ЄB] in exergue .
26 mm, 10.78 gms

Sofaer 4, Rosenberger 1-2
Charles MSep 22, 2019
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BCC RI372 viewsRoman Imperial
Gallienus 253-260C.E.
AR Antoninianus
Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENUS AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FORTVNA REDVX
Mercury standing left, holding
purse and caduceus.
21.5 x 19mm. 3.29gm. Axis: 0
RIC 292[j] Viminacium Mint, or
Sear 1561d Antioch Mint
v-dromeSep 22, 2019
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RRC: 311/1b
106 bc
3,86 gr

AV: Head of Jupiter left, laureate
RV: Jupiter in quadriga right; holding sceptre and reins; hurling thunderbolt "L·SCIP·ASIAG"

ex Artemide Aste, eLive auction 5b, Lot 224, 11.11.2018
NorbertSep 21, 2019
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Denarius, Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, L. Licinius Crassus, L. Porcius Licinius0 viewsDenarius, Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, L. Licinius Crassus, L. Porcius Licinius

RRC: 282/5
118 bc
3,93 gr

AV: Head of Roma right, helmeted "L·PORCI LICI X"
RV: Gaulish warrior in biga right; holding shield, carnyx and reins; hurling spear "L·LIC·CN·DOM"

ex Artemide Aste, eLive auction 5b, Lot 210, 11.11.2018

NorbertSep 21, 2019
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Ragusa (now, Dubrovnik, Croatia)1 viewsDimnik & Dobrinić 10/6.4.2 var.; Viščević ___; Barac __; Dolenec __; Rengjeo __; Mimica 539; Rešetar 1443; CNI VI p. 475 no. 70.

AR dinar (= grosso or groš); Type II struck 1617-1621 (per Dimnik & Dobrinić citing Dolenec) or Type XLVII struck 1617-1621 (per Mimica); Type X struck 1617-1621 (per CNI); .68 g., 17.34 mm. max., 270°

Obv.: Nimbate bust of Christ with cross within halo, raising right hand in benediction and holding globe in left hand, within a pearled mandorla, IC - XC (= Jesus Christ) across field.

Rev.: S • BLASIVS RACVSII • nimbate St. Blase, raising right hand in benediction and holding bishop's crozier and town gate and towers in left hand, large cross on front of his vestments, R (privy mark) in left field.

The dinar was minted following the edict issued by the Great Council in 1337 and continued until 1621. The weight standard (1 dinar = 30 folari) was based on the Venetian standard, and the depiction of Jesus on the obverse is borrowed from the Venetian golden ducat. The depiction of St. Blase on the reverse is patterned on the portrayal by Ancona of its patron saint on its coins. The designation of obverse and reverse is per Dimnik & Dobrinić, who note that most references designate the sides in opposite manner.
StkpSep 21, 2019
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Ragusa (now, Dubrovnik, Croatia)1 viewsDimnik & Dobrinić 10/6.4.2 var.; Viščević ___; Barac __; Dolenec __; Rengjeo __; Mimica 536; Rešetar 1418; CNI VI p. 474 no. 59, Plate XXX, 10.

AR dinar (= grosso or groš); Type III struck 1594 (per Dimnik & Dobrinić citing Dolenec) or Type XLVI struck 1594-1613 (per Mimica); Type VIII struck 1593-1613 (per CNI); .56 g., 17.13 mm. max., 180°

Obv.: Nimbate bust of Christ with cross within halo, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in left hand, head of St. Blase on chest, within a pearled mandorla, IC - XC (= Jesus Christ) across field.

Rev.: S BLASIV-S RAGVSI-I nimbate St. Blase, raising right hand in benediction and holding bishop's crozier in left hand, town gate and towers on vestments, R (privy mark) in left field.

The dinar was minted following the edict issued by the Great Council in 1337 and continued until 1621. The weight standard (1 dinar = 30 folari) was based on the Venetian standard, and the depiction of Jesus on the obverse is borrowed from the Venetian golden ducat. The depiction of St. Blase on the reverse is patterned on the portrayal by Ancona of its patron saint on its coins. The designation of obverse and reverse is per Dimnik & Dobrinić, who note that most references designate the sides in opposite manner.
StkpSep 21, 2019
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BCC RI364 viewsRoman Imperial
Valerian I 253-260C.E.
AR Antoninianus
Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS
P F AVG Radiate, draped, and
cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PIETAS AVGG Valerian and
Gallienus standing facing each
other, sacrificing over a lit altar
between them.
20mm. 3.84gm. Axis: 0
RIC 285 Antioch or Samosata Mint
v-dromeSep 21, 2019
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Valerian I (253 - 260 A.D.)12 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A K Π ΛI OVAΛEPIANOC EV EVC, Laureate and cuirassed bust right
R: Tyche seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; L Δ (Year 4, 256/7 A.D.) to upper left.
10.54g
24mm
Köln 2867; Dattari (Savio) 5174; K&G 88.28; Emmett 3721.4.
3 commentsMatSep 21, 2019
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Philadelphia

Obv: ...NINO... Laureate head right.
Rev: ΦIΛA KOIC VPIAC, Bust of goddess, Asteria, veiled and draped, cruciform star on top of head.
14 mm, 2.70 gms

Spijkerman 47
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Petra

Obv: IMPCMAVP... Laureate head right.
Rev: PETΛA, COLON in exergue. Founder, right hand raised, ploughing right with pair of oxen, A in front of oxen forefeet.
19 mm, 4.31 gms

Spijkerman 56
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Petra

Obv: IMP C W ... ANTWNIN, Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: PETΛA, COLONI in exergue. Founder, right hand raised, ploughing right with pair of oxen, A in front of oxen fore feet.
19 mm, 5.67 gms

Spijkerman 56 variant (bust type), SNG ANS 1373
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Rabbathmoba

Obv: [AV] KECAP ANTWNIN[OC], laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [APCΑ]-ΠΟΛI[C] (retrograde), Poseidon standing left, with right foot on prow, holding dolphin in right hand and trident with left.
22 mm, 9.17 gms

Spijkerman 37, Sofaer 20, Rosenberger IV 25, Savoca Coins 35th Silver Auction, Lot 336 (this coin), SNG ANS 1420

Ex. Gianni Aiello Bronze Coin Collection
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Domitian RIC-38337 viewsÆ As, 9.49g
Rome mint, 85 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r., with aegis
Rev: MONETA AVGVST; S C in field; Moneta stg. l., with scales and cornucopiae
RIC 383 (C3). BMC -. BNC 374.
Acquired from Musa Numismatic, September 2019.

In 82 Domitian reformed the coinage by increasing the weight of the gold and fineness of the silver. Production of the bronze coinage was suspended while the mint was reorganised and resumed in 84 with new reverse types and a higher artistic standard. Appropriately, one of the first types struck on the bronze after the coinage reform was Moneta, 'mint goddess of the emperor'. H. Mattingly believes Moneta in this context can be seen as symbolising Domitian's control of the mint and as paymaster to the empire. A fitting reverse design for an emperor who cared so much for his coinage. Mirroring the silver, many of the bronze coins struck in the first year or so after the coinage reform have portraits with an aegis, an extra detail likely due to Domitian's attentive care. Under Domitian Moneta became a regular feature of the coinage and was struck year after year on the As issues. This example from 85 is one of the most common types struck for the As that year. Oddly enough, it is missing from the BM.

One gets the impression that Domitian was quite proud of his coinage reforms and Moneta was a symbolic reverse celebrating that achievement.

A nice example in hand, much better than the photo suggests.
3 commentsDavid AthertonSep 20, 2019
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Hippum (Antiochia ad Hippum)

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ANTIOX ΠΡ ΙΠ ΙƐΡ ACYΛ, Diademed and draped female bust left facing draped bust of Zeus right, illegible date in exergue.
24 mm, 10.16 gms

Spijkerman 40, Sofaer 35, Rosenberger III 25, Numismatique Louis Brousseau Auction 1, Lot 2132 (this coin)
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Dium

Obv: AV KECAP ANTѠNIN, Laureate draped bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΔIH left downward, →NѠN, Zeus Heliopolites-Hadad standing between two bulls, holding scepter topped by bird left and small Victory offering him a wreath right; ΓNC (date) to right.
20 mm, 5.76 gms

Spijkerman 11, Sofaer 11, Roma Numismatics E-Sale 60, Lot 481 (this coin)
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Caesarea, Samaria

Obv: ...ANTON. Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [COL...] →CAES. Tyche standing facing within tetrastyle temple, holding bust and sceptre, resting foot on harbour-god; statues between the temple's columns.
17 mm, 5.32 gms

Sofaer 71, Kadman 80-81, Roma Numismatics E-Sale 60, Lot 480 (this coin)
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Caesarea Panias, Samaria

Obv: AVT K M ANTѠNINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: KAI ΠAN CЄB I AVC, Pan standing facing within niche cut into the rock, playing the flute and leaning against tree trunk; below, cave with fence in front, pedum to left. [syrinx] to right, [CKΓ] (date) in exergue.
27 mm, 14.57 gms

Sofaer 33, Rosenberger 47, Roma Numismatics, E-Sale 60, Lot 482 (this coin)
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Byblus, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP] CAIS MAR ANTONINVS, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: [IЄ PAC] → BYBΛOV, Astarte standing right, left foot on prow and holding standard; in front Nike on column holding crown, all within hexastyle temple, central arch with a shell pattern.
28 mm, 11.77 gms

BMC 50, Naville Numismatics Auction 50, Lot 206 (this coin)
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR AN-TONINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: COL IVLA VGFEL→BER, Poseidon advancing right, holding trident and grasping the arm of the nymph Beröe kneeling left, head right, holding small amphora.
31 mm, 18.80 gms


BMC 183, SNG Cop--, Naville Numismatics, Auction 50, Lot 205 (this coin)
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: IM C M AV ANT-ONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: COL AVR PIA METR SIDON around, IER/PERIP/OECV/ISEL in four lines within wreath, border of dots.
28 mm, 18.67 gms

BMC 284 variant (different obverse and reverse legends); Naville Numismatics Auction 50, lot 207 (this coin).
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS AR Denarius3 viewsOBVERSE: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, laureate head right
REVERSE: MVNIFICENTIA AVG, Elephant wearing cuirass walking right
Struck at Rome, 196 197 AD
3.63g, 17mm
RIC 100, RSC 349
LegatusSep 20, 2019
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Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTⲰNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: TPIΠO-ΛITωN, draped and turreted bust of Astarte right, within distyle, arched shrine.
17 mm, 5.00 gms


BMC Phoenicia -; Coll. Weber -; SNG ANS -; McClean Coll. -; Mionnet -; Babelon -; SNG BnF -. Savoca Numismatik , 35th Silver Auction, Lot 315
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Orthosia, Phoenicia

Obv: AV K MAV [AN]TONINVS, laureate head right.
Rev: OPΘ Ω C εΩN →ΓΛ Φ, Statue of Tyche-Astarte, holding scepter and being crowned by Nike on short column to right, standing facing within central arched bay of tetrastyle temple façade; below, river-god swimming to right; arched doorways to either side, with stairs leading to each.
24 mm, 7.82 gms

BMC 6 corrected (Severus Alexander as Caesar), CNG Electronic Auctions: #205, lot 331 and #387, lot 336.
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AV ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right, seen from behind. .
Rev: TVRIORVM, Dionysos standing front, head to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and thyrsos in his left; at feet to left, panther; to left, trophy between two captives; to upper left, star; to lower right, murex shell.
27 mm, 13.23 gms

BMC 406
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: ...A-NTONIN..., laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SEPTVRO..., Marsyas standing right, extending arm and holding wineskin over shoulder; to right, palm tree; between, star and murex shell. .
24 mm, 8.43 gms

BMC---, SNG Cop 362
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV AN-TONIN[VS AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Oval countermark of a male head right.
Rev: TVR IO R VM, Astarte wearing turreted crown and short chiton and himation, standing front left foot on prow, right hand on trophy and holding in left arm transverse scepter and is being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
27 mm, 8.40 gms

BMC 396, Countermark: Howgego 65
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: SEP TIM TVR COL, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle with pellet in pediment over arch, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right, Marsyas at her feet left facing right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on left and murex shell on right.
29 mm, 16.20 gms

BMC 393 variant (bust type)
Charles MSep 20, 2019
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Kingdom of Jerusalem. Imitating al-Amir. 12th-13th centuries. AV Bezant5 viewsKingdom of Jerusalem. Imitating al-Amir. 12th-13th centuries. AV Bezant
Acre mint. Third phase . 3.9 g.
Corrupted Arabic legends both sides.
CCS 5
Ex Artemide aste XXVII Lot 549 ; Ex Numismatica Tintinna 81
Vladislav DSep 20, 2019
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Crusaders . Principality of ANTIOCH . Bohemond III ( 1163-1201.)10 viewsCrusaders . Principality of ANTIOCH . Bohemond III ( 1163-1201.) Denier
Early experimental type
Obv.: +BOAHVHDVS, bearded ,helmeted bust right in chain mail , cross on helmet , crescent upward left , star right .
Rev.: +ANTIOCHIA, cross with crescent upward in first quarter.
CCS 52 ; Metcalf 359
Very Rare .
Vladislav DSep 19, 2019
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 20 mm 8.16 g 6h Pegasi 1022 viewsPegasos flying right./Helmeted head of Athena right,to left ,herm right kerykeion .Grant HSep 19, 2019
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Acarnania Alyzeia circa 330-280 BC 20 mm8.15g 12 h Pegasi 111 viewsPegasos flying right/Helmeted head of Athena right,club to left.
rare
From the Baldwin Maull collection.Ex American numismatic Society collection {Hoyt Miller bequest |acquired by the collector in 1958
Grant HSep 19, 2019
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Libertas Augusti Cldc2 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: LIBERTAS AVGUSTI, SC left and right in field
Libertas draped, standing front, head left, holding pileus in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
unlisted portrait variety of BMC 65 front view (plate 3 ), RIC 581
weight, 19.333g; die axis 12h
But note: same obverse die as BMC 9 specimen and reverse die as BMC 65 specimen, in my collection
mix_valSep 19, 2019
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Titus as Caesar RIC 63532 viewsÆ As, 10.08g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: T CAES IMP PON TR P COS II CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in exergue; Titus stg. r., with branch and sceptre, in quadriga r.
RIC 635 (R). BMC -. BNC 688.
Acquired from Marc Breitsprecher, September 2019.

In 71 AD Vespasian and Titus held a double triumph celebrating their victory in the recently concluded Judaean War. The spectacular triumph was held a few days after Titus' arrival from the East in June and could be viewed as his effective homecoming party. Mary Beard has shrewdly observed that the triumph served as 'the Flavian coronation, the official launch party and press night of the Flavian dynasty.' It was the first time after Vespasian's rise to the purple that the whole family could be seen together by the Roman populace. Vespasian and Titus were identically dressed riding in matching quadrigas while Domitian trotted alongside on a splendid mount. By showcasing his eldest son on an equal footing in the procession, it left little doubt who would succeed after his death. Coins were struck in all metals to commemorate the event. Here is a rare As with a reverse depicting Titus Caesar in a triumphal quadriga, a clear commemoration of the joint triumph. Oddly, this type is more commonly seen in silver from Antioch. The piece serves as a superb memento of the 'Greatest Show on Earth' triumph put on by the Flavian regime in the late First century.

Not in the BM. RIC cites only a specimen in the Paris collection (BNC 688), a double die match with this coin as pointed out by C. Clay.

Worn, but the major devices are still quite visible.
3 commentsDavid AthertonSep 19, 2019
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Locris hemidrachm1 viewsOvb Nymph. Ar Triobol/Hemidrachm 380-300 BC Locris Opuntia NGC G great color :)Rob PSep 18, 2019
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Locris hemidrachm2 viewsC. 380-300 B.C. triobol/hemidrach Rev. Ajax holding shield locris, Locris OpuntiaRob PSep 18, 2019
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Vespian Tetradrachm 3 viewsAlexandrian Tetradrachm year 2 of Vespasian (thanks to the fourm I know the year! Thank you) Rev: Nike facking left holding wreath and palm. 24 mm 11.39gm as worn a bit. 2 commentsRob PSep 18, 2019
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90 BC Q. TITUS0 viewsFinally was able to get my Rev uploaded! VF by NGC pegasus leaping right. Front Baccus Monyer Q Titus Rob PSep 18, 2019
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1377 - 1399, Richard II, AR Halfpenny struck at London, England4 viewsObverse: + RICARD : REX : ANGL. Crowned facing bust of Richard II within circle of pellets. Cross pattée in legend.
Reverse: CIVITAS LONDON. Long cross pattée dividing legend around inner circle of pellets into quarters, trefoil in each quarter of circle.
Type II, intermediate style, lombardic n's in 'LONDON'
Diameter: 13mm | Weight: 0.55gms | Die Axis: 1
SPINK: 1699 | North: 1331b

Richard II was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. Edward III's heir, Edward the Black Prince, was Richard's father but he died in 1376, leaving Richard as heir apparent. When Edward III died the following year, the 10-year-old Richard succeeded to the throne.
During Richard's first years as king the government was in the hands of a series of regency councils which were under the control of Richard's uncles John of Gaunt and Thomas of Woodstock. England then faced various problems, most notably the Hundred Years' War. Another major challenge of the reign was the Peasants' Revolt in 1381, a crisis which the young king played a central part in suppressing.
Richard sought to restrain the power of the aristocracy and this caused so much discontent that, in 1387, a group of aristocrats known as the Lords Appellant took control of the government. But by 1389 Richard had regained control and for the next eight years governed in apparent harmony with his former opponents. However, in 1397, Richard took his revenge on the Appellants, many of whom were executed or exiled. In 1399, after John of Gaunt died, the king disinherited Gaunt's son, Henry of Bolingbroke, who he had previously exiled. Henry invaded England in June 1399 with a small force that quickly grew in numbers. Meeting little resistance, Bolingbroke deposed Richard and had himself crowned as King Henry IV.
Henry had agreed to let Richard live after his abdication but this all changed when Henry discovered that Lord Despenser, the earls of Huntingdon, Kent and Salisbury, and possibly also the Earl of Rutland, who had all been demoted from the ranks they had been given by Richard, were conspiring to murder him and restore Richard to the throne. Although averted, the plot highlighted the danger of allowing Richard to live and he is reported to have been starved to death in captivity in Pontefract Castle on or around 14 February 1400.
Richard's body was then taken south from Pontefract and displayed in the old St Paul's Cathedral, London until the 6th of March after which it was taken for burial in King's Langley Priory, Hertfordshire. Sometime later, by the order of King Henry V, Richard's body was moved from the Priory to Westminster Abbey.
1 comments*AlexSep 18, 2019
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 45 - Silver Drachm2 views450-424 or 410/404 B.C.
2.89 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Gorgon head facing, snaky ringlets circle face.
Rev.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 45; p. 348, 9
Sear 1655var; BMC Mysia p.9, 11
SNG Bulgaria II 301-309

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Gorgon's Head – Upright Anchor, a crab on the right, the letter A on the left or the letter A on the right and a crab on the left" Main Issue (450-424 or 410/404 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face Gorgon's head in the classical Attic style. Gorgon's features are noble in conformity with the Attic manner of portraying her and Gorgon has more human hair in addition to the snakes.
Rev.: Upright anchor with large flukes, the letter A on one side, a crab as an additional symbol viewed from above on the other side. The image in a concave circle.
JaimelaiSep 18, 2019
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Syracuse, Hieronymos7 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Hieronymos. 215-214 BC. AR 10 Litrai (8.46 gm). Diademed head Hieronymos l., ꓘ to r. / Winged thunderbolt, magistrate name ΚΙ below, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΙΕΡΩΝΟΥΜΟΥ. EF. SNG ANS 5 #1028-1030 (same obv. die); ACNAC: Davis 63, Dewing 962 (same obv. die); HGC 2 #1567. Holloway (Portrait A) 1969 #41; SNG Lloyd 1565. cf. SNG Cop 1 #872-875 (monogram). 1 commentsAnaximanderSep 17, 2019
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Roman Empire, Maximinus I Thrax as Augustus, AR Denarius. Early portrait resembling Severus Alexander.15 viewsRome 235-238 A.D. 2.96 - 21mm.

Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.

Rev: PAX AVGVSTI - Pax standing left holding branch & sceptre.

RIC IV-II 12, RSC 31, BMC 5.
Christian ScarlioliSep 17, 2019
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7 viewsCALABRIA
TARENT
AR-Drachme, 302/280 v. Chr.; 3,22 g. Athenakopf r. mit attischem Helm, steinschleudernde Scylla als Helmzier//Eule r., r. Olivenzweig. Ravel, Vlasto 1047 ff.; Rutter, Historia Numorum 975. Sehr schön Exemplar der Sammlung Kochs. Ex: Dr. Eugen Nitsch, Auktion Adolph Hess Nachf. 236, Frankfurt am Main Monday, April 3, 1939, Nr. 69.
1 commentspaul1888Sep 17, 2019
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BCC RGP535 viewsRoman Provincial
Sidon, Phoenicia
Semi-autonomous
Reign of Claudius 49/50CE
Obv: Head of young Dionysos
left, wreathed with ivy.
Rev: LΞΡ (year 160)
ΣIΔΩNOΣ ΘEAΣ
(Of the goddess Sidon)
Dionysiac cista mystica.
17.5x16.5mm. 5.31gm. Axis:0
BMC 153 Surface find, Caesarea
Maritima, 1976
v-dromeSep 16, 2019
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RIC 267 Domitian25 viewsCAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right

PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Goat standing left in laurel wreath

Rome, 80-81 AD after the deification of Vespasian.

3.37g

RIC 267 (C)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya

This is a nice example of the legend ending with a pronounced dot.
4 commentsJay GT4Sep 16, 2019
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Syracuse, Hieron II4 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Hieron II. 274-216 BC. AR 16 Litra (13.44 gm) struck c. 240-216 BC. Veiled and diademed head of Queen Philistis l., torch behind. / Fast quadriga driven r. by Nike, ΒΑΣΙΛΑΙΣΣΑΣ above, E (magistrate) below horses, ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ in ex. EF. Pegasi 123 #42. SNG ANS 5 #884 (same dies) #886-887 (same obv. die); Burnett SNR 62, pl. 3 #47 (same dies); Cahn Basel #533; Caltabiano et al Siracusa #37 (D11/R-); Gulbenkian 355; HGC 2 #1553 (same obv. die) /1554; SNG Cop 1 #823. cf. Triton X #102, Nomos 15 #32. 1 commentsAnaximanderSep 16, 2019
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90 BC Q. TITUS3 viewsOvb: Baccus Rev: Pegasus Moneyer: Q. TITUS 90 B.C. social wars period NGC VFRob PSep 16, 2019
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1947 LYDIA, Magnesia ad Sipylum Sabina, Homonoia standing4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1947; BMC 57; Cop: 260

Obv. ϹΑΒΙ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΗ
Draped bust of Sabina, right

Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗ ϹΙΠΥΛΟΥ
Homonoia standing l., holding patera in r. hand and cornucopia in left.

4.29 gr
17 mm
6h

Note.
Homonoia was believed to be the daughter of Soter, the saviour daimon, and Praxidike, the goddess of judicial punishment and vengeance.
okidokiSep 16, 2019
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Kings of Macedon. Kolophon. Antigonos I Monophthalmos 320-301 BC. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC. In the name and types of Alexander III. Struck circa 310-301 BC Drachm AR 16mm., 3,89g5 viewsObv.Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev. Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, uncertain mark above crescent in left field, monogram of KAP below throne.
Price 1827 
1 commentsCanaanSep 16, 2019
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Maximinus II, as Caesar, 305-309. AE Follis. 27mm // 7,36g. Heraclea, 305-306.3 viewsObv.GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES Laureate head of Maximinus II to right.

Rev. GENIO CAESARIS/ HTD Genius, nude but for chlamys over his left shoulder, standing front, head to left, holding patera, from which liquor flows, in his right hand and a cornucopiae with his left
CanaanSep 16, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Marc Antony, AR Denarius - Crawford 533/28 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius. 43 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.07g; 18mm).
Military mint in Athens, Summer 38 BCE.

Obverse: M ANTONIVS M F M N AVGVR IMP TER; Antony in the priestly robes of an augur, standing right and holding lituus.

Reverse: III VIR R P C COS DESIG ITER ET TERT; Radiate head of Sol facing right.

References: Crawford 533/2; HCRI 267; Sydenham 1199; BMCRR (East) 141; Antonia 80.

Provenance: Ex Kentfield Coll. [Heritage Auction 3067 (9 Jun 2018) Lot 33340]; Michele Baranowski Auction (25 Feb 1931), Lot 1274.

In 50 BCE, Antony was appointed to the College of Augurs, an important group whose job was divining the will of the gods by interpreting auspices (birds and such) and providing advice based on these divinations. Antony was particularly proud of this appointment and referred to it frequently on his coinage, perhaps as a means of highlighting his traditional republican sensibilities. On this coin, he is depicted in full augur regalia. Sol on the reverse is a reference to The East, which Antony controlled per the renewal of the Second Triumvirate several months earlier. The inscriptions reference his augurship, second imperatorial acclamation, and designated second and third consulships. The coin was likely struck in Athens where Antony and Octavia were living after their marriage.
2 commentsCarausiusSep 16, 2019
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Antonianius of Aurelian?3 viewsAE23, 2.8g. Maybe RIC 225? Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: IOVI CONSER, emperor standing right, holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left and holding scepter. CelticaireSep 16, 2019
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Denarius, M. Aurelius Scaurus, L. Licinius Crassus, Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus1 viewsDenarius, M. Aurelius Scaurus, L. Licinius Crassus, Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus

RRC: 282/1
118 bc
3,89 gr

AV: Head of Roma right, helmeted. "ROMA" "M.AURELI"
RV: Gaulish warrior in biga rightHead of Roma right, helmeted "SCAUR","L LIC CN DOM"

ex Artemide Aste, eLive auction 5b, Lot 208, 11.11.2018
1 commentsNorbertSep 15, 2019
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Denarius, Q. Marcius Libo3 viewsDenarius, Q. Marcius Libo

RRC: 215/1
148 bc
3,59 gr

AV: Head of Roma right, helmeted
RV: Dioscuri galloping right. "Q. MARC"

ex Artemide Aste, eLive auction 5b, Lot 163, 11.11.2018
NorbertSep 15, 2019
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Uncia Luceria, Anonymous4 viewsUncia Luceria, Anonymous

RRC: 43/5
214-212 bc
5,83 gr

AV: Head of Roma r., wearing Attic helmet; behind, pellet.
RV: ROMA Prow r.; below, L and pellet.

ex Naville Numismatics 42, Lot 390, 22.07.2018
NorbertSep 15, 2019
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Denarius, C. Vibius C.f. Cn. Pansa Caetronianus2 viewsDenarius, C. Vibius C.f. Cn. Pansa Caetronianus

RRC: 449/4
48 bc
4,02gr

AV:LIBERTATIS, laureate head of Libertas to right
RV: Roma seated right on pile of arms, her left foot set on globe, holding scepter with her right hand and sword with her left, in upper right field, Victory flying left to crown her. [C • PA]NSA • C • F • C • N,

ex Savoca, Silver 23, Lot 439, 17.06.2018
NorbertSep 15, 2019
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Ayyubid AR dirham, Salah al-Din, 582AH.4 viewsDamascus mint.

2 obverse dies.

Weight, g: 3.0
Size, mm: 21

Album 787.2
Ruslan KSep 15, 2019
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As, Sex. Pompeius Magnus2 viewsAs, Sextus Pompey Magnus

RRC: 479/1
45 bc
19,64 gr

AV:Laureate head of Janus, with the features of Cn. Pompeius Magnus; MAGN above
RV:Prow right; PIVS above, IMP below.

ex Savoca, Silver 22, Lot 426, 29.04.2018
NorbertSep 15, 2019
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Victoriatus, 'VB' 2 viewsVictoriatus, 'VB'

RRC: 95/1b
211-208 bc
2,41 gr

AV: Laureate head of Jupiter right
RV: Victory standing right, crowning trophy, VB monogram between, ROMA in exergue

ex Savoca, Silver 22, Lot 351, 29.04.2018
NorbertSep 15, 2019
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Victoriatus, Spearhead1 viewsVictoriatus 'Spearhead' - 1st series

RRC: 83/1a
211-210 bc
2,93 gr

AV: Laureate head of Jupiter right within border of dots
RV: Victory standing right, placing wreath on trophy, spearhead upright between, ROMA in exergue

ex Savoca, Silver 22, Lot 345, 29.04.2018
NorbertSep 15, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Caracalla as Augustus, AR Denarius.1 viewsRome 215 A.D. 3.55g - 20mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM - Laureate head right.

Rev: P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P - Sol standing facing, head left, holding globe and raising right hand.

RIC IV 281b.
Christian ScarlioliSep 15, 2019
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IONIA, Kolophon. AR Tetartemorion. Circa 530/25-500 BC. 4 views(6mm, 0.16 g). Persic standard. Archaic head of Apollo left / Incuse square punch. Kim & Kroll pp. 84–103; SNG Kayhan 354.Ruslan KSep 15, 2019
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Constantius I. As Caesar. Æ Large Follis. Struck circa AD 300.1 viewsLondinium (London) mint. (27mm, 9,8 g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, small head on tall neck / Genius standing left, wearing modius on head, chlamys over shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae. RIC 14a.Ruslan KSep 15, 2019
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Ptolemy V. Tetradrachm. Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. 204-180 BC.4 viewsAlexandria mint. (25mm., 13,03g.)

Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, no control marks.

Svoronos 1231; SNG Copenhagen 244-5.
1 commentsRuslan KSep 14, 2019
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Thessaly, Ekkarra9 viewsThessaly, Ekkarra
Chalkous, ca 325-320 BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus to left
Rev.: EKKAP / PEWN Artemis standing left, her right foot crossed behind her left, leaning on her hunting spear, held in her right hand.
Æ, 14 mm, 1.70 g.
Ref.: Rogers 207. Traité IV, 475, pl. CCLXXXVIII, 12-13, BCD Thessaly I 1036, BCD Thessaly II 65.1.
Ex BCD with tag
BCD wrote about the tag: "For whatever it is worth, CC was quite a character, an old fellow who dealt in ancient coins for as long as I knew him and who died at a very advanced age about ten years ago."
shanxiSep 14, 2019
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Roman Provincial, Macedon, Marc Antony and Octavian, AE28.1 viewsThessalonica Year 5 = 37 B.C. 15.53g - 28.6mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN EΛEYΘEΠIAΣ - Draped bust of Eleutheria to right.

Rev: M ANT AVT Γ KAI AVT - Nike advancing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left.

RPC 1551; SNG Copenhagen 374.
Christian ScarlioliSep 14, 2019
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Ayyubid AR dirham, Salah al-Din Yusuf I, 585AH.1 viewsHalab mint.

Weight, g: 2,9
Size, mm: 21

Album 788
Ruslan KSep 14, 2019
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Ayyubid AR dirham, Salah al-Din Yusuf I, 584AH.1 viewsHalab mint.

Weight, g: 3.0
Size, mm: 20

Album 788
Ruslan KSep 14, 2019
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Ayyubid AR dirham, Salah al-Din Yusuf I, 581AH.1 viewsHalab mint.

Weight, g: 3.0
Size, mm: 20

Album 788

Ruslan KSep 14, 2019
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Golden Horde. AR Asper. Hajji-Giray Khan. (1441-1466).1 viewsCaffa mint. Italian communities.

Weight, g: 0.7
Size, mm: 12

Genoese-tatar silver coin Retowski, plate V.
Ruslan KSep 14, 2019
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Ayyubid AR dirham, al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf I. 579 AH.2 viewsDamascus mint.
Weight, g: 3.0
Size, mm: 20

Album 787.2
Ruslan KSep 14, 2019
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Ayyubid AR dirham, al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf I, 58x AH3 viewsHamah mint.
Weight, g: 3.0
Size, mm: 20

Album 787.2
Ruslan KSep 14, 2019
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Apollo, Satrap, Crescent6 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AR Diobol (ca. 450 BC).
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev.: ΠΕΡΓ, Bearded head of satrap right, wearing Persian tiara, crescent above, all within incuse square.
Ag, 1.53g, 10mm
Ref.: BMC Myisa 1
shanxiSep 14, 2019
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Syria, Philip I Philadelphos, AR Tetradrachm.1 viewsAntioch 94-87 B.C. 15.94g - 29.2mm, Axis 2h.

Obv: Diademed head right.

Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠΟΥ ΕΠΙΦANOYΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ - Zeus Nikephoros seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; AP monogram in inner left field, all within laurel wreath.

SC 2460 var.
Christian ScarlioliSep 14, 2019
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Ayyubid AR ½ dirham, al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf I, 581AH.4 viewsHalab mint.
Weight, g: 1.4
Size, mm: 15

Album 789A
Ruslan KSep 14, 2019
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Arcadius3 viewsARCADIUS AE4, RIC X 94, Constantinoplis
OBV: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, helmeted, diademed & cuirassed bust facing, holding spear & shield
REV: CONCORDIA AVGG, Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding Victory on globe & sceptre, right foot on stern of a galley, SMKA in ex.
2.6g, 18mm
Minted at Cyzicus, 401-03 AD
Adam P2Sep 14, 2019
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Carthage9 viewsCARTHAGE/SICILY-PUNIC AE20
OBVERSE: Date palm tree with fruit
Rev: Horse head
Struck at Zeugitana, Carthage or Siculo-Punic, 3d-4th Century BC
8.2g, 20mm
SNG Cop-10
Adam P2Sep 14, 2019
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Carthage7 viewsCARTHAGE/SICILY-PUNIC Æ15 SNG Cop 1024
OBVERSE: Head of Tanit left
REVERSE: Galloping horse right
4.59g, 15.6mm
Struck at Carthage, 3d-4th Century BC
Adam P2Sep 14, 2019
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Gordian III6 viewsGORDIAN III AE 26, AMNG II 650, Sarapis
OBV: AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AVG CEB TPANKVLLINA, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III right, facing diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina left
REV: OVLPIANWN AGCIALEWN Sarapis standing facing, head left, wearing kalathos, holding patera and cornucopia
12.44g, 26mm
Minted at Anchialus, 238-244 AD
Adam P2Sep 14, 2019
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France, Napoleon I, 1811 H 5 Francs. Silver Content .900, Mintage 1,028,060. Engraver: Nicolas-Antoine Brenet.2 viewsLa Rochelle Mint, 24.39g - 37mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: NAPOLEON EMPEREUR. - Laureate head right.

Rev: EMPIRE FRANÇAIS. 5 FRANCS. 1811 H - Denomination within wreath, date below.

Edge Legend: DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE.

KM 694.6.
Christian ScarlioliSep 14, 2019
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Syracuse, Hieron II2 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Hieron II. 274-216 BC. AR 2 1/2 Litra (2.22 gm) struck 216-215 BC. Laureate head of Apollo l. / Isis standing l., holding scroll and palm branch, veil billowing behind, E in r. field. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΙ. gVF. CNG 51 #156. SNG Lockett 1024 (same dies); Caltabiano et al. Siracusa 299 (D1/R1); Carroccio BAR 69 & Iero II p. 15 #1; HGC 2 #1420; Pozzi 666 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 1440; SNG Lloyd 1571 (same dies). Rare. References disagree on the date of this type, from 275 BC (Hieron II) to the end of the 5th Republic in 212 BC.AnaximanderSep 14, 2019
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Spanish Netherlands, Albert & Elisabeth, Silver Escalin.1 viewsBrussels 1621 A.D. 5.15g - 29.6mm, Axis 3h.

Obv: + ALBERTVS ET ELISABET DEI GRATIA - Peacock with wings outstretched, and shield of Austria-Burgundy on its chest.

Rev: ARCHID AVS DVCES BVRG ET BR Z - Crowned shield of Albert and Elizabeth on St. Andrew's cross, 1621 either side.

KM:47.2.
Christian ScarlioliSep 14, 2019
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Titus RIC-24848 viewsÆ As, 10.39g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST; S C in field; Victory stg. r. on prow, with wreath and palm
RIC 248 (C). BMC 217. BNC 222.
Acquired from eBay, September 2019.

A fairly common As struck in Titus' large second issue of bronze in 80-81. Because Titus did not take up the consulship in 81, the issue cannot be dated more precisely. The Victory on prow is a carry-over type from the coinage of Vespasian, who in turn borrowed it from the coinage of Augustus. It is a fairly popular generic design symbolising the emperor's military successes. The prow lends it a nautical theme, perhaps alluding to a successful ongoing Flavian naval policy.

Very attractively toned with a pleasing portrait.
2 commentsDavid AthertonSep 14, 2019
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Syracuse Tetradrachm7 viewsSicile, Syracuse, 435-420 av. J.C. AR Tétradrachme 17.22g.
D:/Bige au pas à d., conduit par un aurige tenant les rênes et le kentron ; les chevaux sont couronnés par Niké volant à droite.
R:/ΣVRΑ-ΚΟ-Σ(Ι)-ΟΝ , Tête d'Aréthuse à d., le chignon ligaturé horizontal derrière la tête, entourée de quatre dauphins.
ref. Boehringer 676.1 this coin (V338/R463), HGC Sicily 1320
Ex Merzbacher Auktion 2 nov. 1909 lot 2563
1 commentsBrennosSep 13, 2019
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Messana under Zancle Drachm8 viewsSicile, Messana sous le nom de Zancle, 520-493 av. J.C. AR Drachme 5.44g.
D:/DANKL(E) le port sous la forme d'une faucille. à l'intérieur un dauphin nageant à g.
R:/même type incus.
ref. HGC Sicily 767, Gorini p.33 n°2, SNG Ashmolean museum 1817 (ex Lockett collection, mêmes coins)
BrennosSep 13, 2019
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Terina Stater11 viewsItalie Bruttium, Terina, 400-356 av. J.C. AR Stater 7.38g.
D:/TEPINAIΩN Tête de nymphe à droite
R:/Nike assise sur un cippe à gauche, un oiseau posé sur la main droite
ref. Holloway & Jenkins 84, HN Italy 2629
2 commentsBrennosSep 13, 2019
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Syracuse Tetradrachm7 viewsSicile, Syracuse, 480-470 av. J.C. AR Tétradrachme 17.31g.
D:/Bige au pas à d., conduit par un aurige tenant les rênes et le kentron ; le bige est couronné par Niké volant à droite.
R:/ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟ-Ν , Tête d'Aréthuse à d., les cheveux relevés et retenus par un diadème de perles, entourée de quatre dauphins.
ref. Boehringer 270 (V123/R187), HGC Sicily 1307
BrennosSep 13, 2019
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Syracuse Tetradrachm8 viewsSicile, Syracuse, 466-406 av. J.C. AR Tétradrachme 17.11g.
D:/Bige au pas à d., conduit par un aurige tenant les rênes et le kentron ; le bige est couronné par Niké volant à droite. A l'exergue un Ketos.
R:/ΣVRΑΚΟ-ΣΙ-Ο-Ν , Tête d'Aréthuse à d., les cheveux relevés et retenus par un large bandeau, entourée de quatre dauphins.
ref. Boehringer 536 (V 274 / R 374), HGC Sicily 1316
1 commentsBrennosSep 13, 2019
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1199-1216, John, AR Penny, Struck 1207 – 1211 at Dublin, Ireland7 viewsObverse: IOHANNES REX around triangle enclosing a crowned and draped facing bust of King John holding, in his right hand, a sceptre tipped with a cross pommée which extends through the side of the triangle into the legend. Quatrefoil to right of bust.
Reverse: ROBERD ON DIVE around triangle containing sun over crescent moon and a star in each angle. Cross pattée at apex of each point of the triangle and above legend on each of the three sides. Moneyer, Roberd.
Third issue “REX” coinage, struck to the same weight and fineness as the English standard.
This was the only coinage struck by King John in his own name.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 1.2gms | Die Axis: 4
SPINK: 6228

John was King of England from 1199 until his death in 1216. The baronial revolt at the end of John's reign led to the sealing of the first Magna Carta, a document sometimes considered an early step in the evolution of the constitution of the United Kingdom.
John, the youngest of the five sons of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, was not expected to inherit significant lands which resulted in him being given the nickname John Lackland. However, after the failed rebellion of his elder brothers between 1173 and 1174, John became Henry's favourite child. He was appointed Lord of Ireland in 1177 and given lands in England and on the continent. John's elder brothers William, Henry and Geoffrey died young and when Richard I became king in 1189, John was the potential heir to the throne. John unsuccessfully attempted a rebellion against Richard's administration whilst his brother was participating in the Third Crusade but despite this, after Richard died in 1199, John was proclaimed King of England.
King John contracted dysentery at Lynn in 1216 but, just before his death, he managed to dictate a brief will. This will still survives and as part of it John requested: "I will that my body be buried in the church of St. Mary and St. Wulfstan of Worcester".
Some of King John's favourite hunting grounds were in Worcester, at Kinver and Feckenham, and he had a special affection for Saint Wulfstan, one of the two great Anglo-Saxon saints whose shrines and tombs were also at Worcester. Both Saint Wulfstan and Saint Oswald can be seen in miniature beside the head of the effigy of King John on his tomb.
Medieval effigies usually show the subject in the prime of life, however the effigy on King John's tomb is unique in that not only is it a life-like image of him, it is also the oldest royal effigy in England.
King John's tomb has been opened twice, once in 1529 and again in 1797. At the first opening it was said that John's head was covered with a monk's cowl, however it is now thought that this was probably his coronation cap. When the tomb was opened for the second time the antiquarians responsible discovered that a robe of crimson damask had originally covered the king's body but, by 1797, most of the embroidery had deteriorated. They also found the remains of a sword which lay down the left side of the body along with parts of its scabbard.
3 comments*AlexSep 13, 2019
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Limes 396 Sabina Denarius Roma 128-38 AD Venus standing2 viewsReference.
cf RIC 396

Obv. SABINA AVGVSTA
Bust of Sabina, diademed, draped, right; hair is knotted in back and falls in waves down neck, hair also piled on top, above diadem

Rev. VENERI GENETRICI
Venus, draped, standing front, head right, holding apple up in left hand and with right hand, drawing a fold of drapery from left shoulder

2.56 gr
19 mm
6h
okidokiSep 13, 2019
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S.6235 Henry III5 viewsPenny of Henry III, King of England and Ireland (1216-1272)
Moneyer: David
Mint: Dublin
S.6235
O: hENRI CVSR EX III
R: DAV ION DIV ENI

Ex- eBay, P.Lindeman, V.England
NapSep 13, 2019
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3 viewsQuant.GeekSep 13, 2019
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3 viewsQuant.GeekSep 13, 2019
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AD 225–235 - IVLIA MAMAEA3 viewsJulia Avita Mamaea was a Syrian noble woman and a Roman regent of the Severan dynasty. She was the mother of Roman Emperor Severus Alexander and served as regent of Rome during his reign.

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiSep 13, 2019
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RIC 4b, p.098, 343 - Julia Mamaea, IVNO CONSERVATRIX1 viewsJulia Mamaea
AR-Denar
Obv.: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, Bust of Julia Mamaea, draped, right
Rev.: IVNO CONSERVATRIX, Juno, diademed, veiled, draped, standing left, holding patera in right hand and sceptre in left hand; at feet, peacock
Ag, 20mm, 3.33g
Ref.: RIC IVb, 343
shanxiSep 13, 2019
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 385-340 BC. AR Nomos5 views19 mm, 7.51 g, 6 h
Nude ephebe on horse standing right, crowning horse with wreath / TAPAΣ, Phalanthos astride dolphin left.
Fischer-Bossert grp. 31a, 446 (V197/R340); Vlasto 350-1 (same dies); SNG ANS 890 (same dies); HN Italy 868.
Minor porosity on the fields. Very fine.
LeoSep 13, 2019
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Sunga Dynasty, c. 200 BC1 viewsAE 17, 3.0 g. Cast copper. Obverse: Elephant advancing left, horizontal Indra-dhavaja below, taurine above. Reverse: Railed tree on right, 3-arched hill with hollow cross below on left.CelticaireSep 13, 2019
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Seleukid Empire: Antiochos VI Dionysos (144-142 BCE) Æ Serrate, Antioch on the Orontes (SC 2006; HGC 9, 1043)6 viewsObv: Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos VI right
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛNTIOXOY in two lines above, EΠIΦANOYΣ ΔIONYΣOY in two lines below; Elephant advancing left, holding torch in trunk; to right, ΣTA above cornucopia



Quant.GeekSep 12, 2019
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BCC J436 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Domitian 81-96 C.E.
Obv:[DOMITIANVS
CAE]SAR DIVI F AV
Laur. head of Domitian rt.
Rev:Rudder, no inscription.
12.0mm 1.72g. Axis:0
Judaea Capta Series
Hendin III 754
v-dromeSep 12, 2019
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Rhegion Tetradrachm10 viewsBruttium, Rhegion, 356-351 av. J.C AR Tetradrachme 15,37g
D:/ ΡΗΓΙΝΟΣ Tête d'Appollon laurée, à g. les cheveux retombent sur la nuque
R:/ Mufle de lion de face, les oreilles en forme de demi-lune; la crinière ébouriffée
Hertzfelder 116d (this coin) (D71/R98) , HGC Italy 1639, HN ITaly 2501
from the Hoskier collection sale Adolph Hess 15/02/1934 lot 116
BrennosSep 12, 2019
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Pallavas of Kanchipuram: Mahendravarman I (580-630 CE) Potin Unit (Krishnamurthy-228)5 viewsObv: Bull standing to right, legend vampu above
Rev: Conch shell with lamps on either side enclosed within a rayed circle
Dim: 2.56g
Quant.GeekSep 12, 2019
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Syracuse, Agathokles2 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Agathokles. 317-289 BC. (AE 22mm, 9.54 gm). Bust of Artemis r., quiver at shoulder. ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ. / Winged thunderbolt, ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ above, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ below. VF. SNG ANS 5 #708-731; Calciati CNS II #142-145; HGC 2 #1537 ; SNG Cop 1 #779; SNG Lloyd 1511-1513. cf. Triton III #318. AnaximanderSep 12, 2019
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PB Seal – Bulla Hadrian12 viewsReference
Cf. Rostovtsew & Prou p. 159, 7.

Obv.
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian right, seen from rear
Rev.
Blank

8.48 gr
17x25.5 mm
1 commentsokidokiSep 12, 2019
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Sicily Syracuse AR Tetradrachm circa 480-475 BC 17.40 g 25 mm 11h Boehringer 119{O54/R 76}5 viewsCharioteer driving slow quadriga right holding kentron and reins./Nike flying right crowning the horses,head of Arethusa facing right,four dolphins around.
very rare Boehringer list one coin from this die pair,and is in his Massenpragung group.
1 commentsGrant HSep 12, 2019
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1396 Hadrian, Cistophorus PHRYGIA, Hierapolis Apollo Lairbenos13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1396; Metcalf --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bust draped right

Reverse inscription COS III
Reverse design Apollo Lairbenos riding r., holding double axe over l. shoulder.

10.14 gr
30 mm
7h
1 commentsokidokiSep 12, 2019
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Roman Provincial, Moesia Inferior, Septimius Severus, Magistrate Cosconius Gentianus, AE26.2 viewsMarkianopolis 193-211 A.D. 11.52g - 26.2mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: AV K ΛCEΠ CEVHPOC Π - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: V K ΓENTIANOV MAPKIANOPOLITΩN - Tyche standing left, holding a rudder and cornucopiae.

Varbanov 757.
Christian ScarlioliSep 12, 2019
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Spain, Fernando V & Isabel I, Silver Half Real, Castile & León. UK Metal Detecting find.2 viewsToledo 1474-1504 A.D. 1.50g - 20.7mm, Axis 3h.

Obv: : FERDANDVS : ET : HELISABET : - Bundle of arrows.

Rev: + : REX : ET REGINA : CAST : LEGIO : ARAGON - Garlanded yoke.

ME 2610.
Christian ScarlioliSep 12, 2019
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Ptolemaic Kingdom, Egypt, Ptolemy VI Philometor, AE22 Hemiobol.1 viewsAlexandria 180-145 B.C. 7.32g - 22mm, Axis 11h.

Obv: Head of Zeus Ammon right.

Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ BAΣIΛEΩΣ - Double eagle standing on lightning bolt, cornucopiae in left field.

SNG Cop. 313; Svoronos 1426.
Christian ScarlioliSep 12, 2019
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Sicily, Dionysius I, AE Litra. Scarce.1 viewsSyracuse 404-367 B.C. 7.30g - 20.9mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: ΣΥΡΑ - Head of Athena left, wearing a Corinthian helmet, with two dolphins and ΣΥΡΑ around.

Rev: Hippocamp left, with curled wing.

SNG ANS 434; Sear 1193.
Christian ScarlioliSep 12, 2019
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GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. AR Nomos. Circa 415-405 BC.21 views22mm, 7.88 g, 9h
Nude rider seated right on horse, which he crowns; kerykeion to right, ΛA in exergue / Phalanthos, nude, extending his hand, riding dolphin right.
Fischer-Bossert Group 21, 297 (V134/R229); Vlasto 320–1 (same dies); HN Italy 851; SNG Copenhagen 803 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 150 (same dies); SNG Lockett 351 (same dies); Hirsch 190 (same dies); Dewing 137 (same dies).
Even light gray tone, with iridescence around the devices, a few marks under tone on obverse, light scuffs under tone and die flaw on reverse. Near EF. Very rare.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex William N. Rudman Collection (Triton V, 15 January 2002), lot 1040.
2 commentsLeoSep 12, 2019
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MYSIA, Pergamon AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Circa 166-67 BC.2 views(12.48g, 25mm, 12h.) Serpent emerging from cista mystica; all within ivy wreath / Two serpents entwined around bow and quiver; ΛY above, civic monogram to left, serpent-entwined thyrsos to right. Kleiner-Noe 16; Pinder 97; SNG France 1721.

Ruslan KSep 12, 2019
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Alexander III ‘the Great’. KINGS of MACEDON. AR Tetradrachm. Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BC.4 viewsAmphipolis mint. (25mm, 16.91 g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; grape bunch in left field. Price 29.Ruslan KSep 12, 2019
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Vespasian RIC-24333 viewsÆ Sestertius, 25.77g
Rome mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
RIC 243 (C3). BMC 555. BNC 516.
Acquired from Wallinmynt, September 2019.

The standing Pax is one of the most common types encountered on Vespasian's sestertii struck during the great bronze issue of 71, mirroring the prominent role Pax played on his early denarii. Colin Kraay counted a staggering 31 obverse dies paired with this sestertius reverse type alone. Here Pax is represented holding a cornucopiae (on the denarius she holds a caduceus) symbolising the emperor's gift of peace and prosperity to the empire.

A strong veristic portrait in good metal.
1 commentsDavid AthertonSep 12, 2019
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Indo Sassanian AR Drachm 1050-1150 AD0 views4.26g., 19mm. Southern Rajput states. Obverse: Degraded Sassanian bust right. Reverse: Degraded fire altar. Mitchener 427.CelticaireSep 12, 2019
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Koinon of Bithynia, Bithynia and Pontus2 viewsAE18, 101/102 AD (C. Iulius Bassus (proconsul))
Obv.: ΑΥΤΟ Ν ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ [ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣ] ΓΕΡΜ
Rad. head r.
Rev.: ΕΠΙ Γ ΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΣΟΥ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΟΥ
Cornucopia

3.63g, 18mm
Stumpf 571 corr.; RPC III, 1124A (this coin pictured)
klausklageSep 11, 2019
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Philippopolis, Thrace0 viewsAE 16, 98-117 AD
Obv.: Laur. head r.
Rev.: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Dionysos with thyrsos and grapes standing l.

1.94g, 16mm
Varbanov, GIC III 627 (Var.).
klausklageSep 11, 2019
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 415-405 BC. AR Nomos5 views22mm, 7.88 g, 9h
Nude rider seated right on horse, which he crowns; kerykeion to right, ΛA in exergue / Phalanthos, nude, extending his hand, riding dolphin right.
Fischer-Bossert Group 21, 297 (V134/R229); Vlasto 320–1 (same dies); HN Italy 851; SNG Copenhagen 803 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 150 (same dies); SNG Lockett 351 (same dies); Hirsch 190 (same dies); Dewing 137 (same dies).
Even light gray tone, with iridescence around the devices, a few marks under tone on obverse, light scuffs under tone and die flaw on reverse. Near EF. Very rare.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex William N. Rudman Collection (Triton V, 15 January 2002), lot 1040.
LeoSep 11, 2019
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. AR Hemiobol. 450-400 BC. 5 views(6mm, 0.31 g). Forepart of boar left / Two tunny fish in opposite directions, one atop the other. Von Fritze II 17; SNG France -.

Rare.
Ruslan KSep 11, 2019
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. AR Hemiobol. 450-400 BC. 4 views(8 mm, 0.36 g). Head of Attis left, wearing Phrygian cap; below, tunny left / Head and neck of steer right, head slightly facing. Von Fritze II 20; SNG Ashmolean –; SNG France –; SNG von Aulock 7336–7.Ruslan KSep 11, 2019
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1413 - 1422, Henry V, AR Penny struck at York, England2 viewsObverse: + HENRICVS REX ANGLIE. Crowned facing bust of Henry V, mullet (left) and trefoil (right) at each side of crown, all within circle of pellets. Pierced cross in legend.
Reverse: CIVITAS ‡ EBORACI. Long cross pattée dividing legend around inner circle of pellets into quarters, trefoil in each quarter of circle, incuse quatrefoil in centre of cross.
York, Class F (Local dies)
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 0.8gms | Die Axis: 10
SPINK: 1788

Henry V was King of England from 1413 until his sudden death on 31st August 1422. He is thought to have died from dysentery contracted during the siege of Meaux in France. He was 36 years old and had reigned for nine years. He was the second English monarch of the House of Lancaster.
During the reign of his father, King Henry IV, Henry had acquired an increasing share in England's government due to his father's declining health. After his father's death in 1413, Henry assumed control of the country and asserted the pending English claim to the French throne.
In 1415, Henry embarked on war with France in the ongoing Hundred Years' War between the two countries. Despite his relatively short reign, Henry's outstanding military successes, most notably in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, made England one of the strongest military powers in Europe.
*AlexSep 11, 2019
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. AR Hemiobol. 450-400 BC. 5 views(9.0mm, 0.37 g,). Forepart of boar left; to right, tunny upward / Head of lion left; star to left; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II –; SNG France 375.Ruslan KSep 11, 2019
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. AR Hemiobol. 450-400 BC.6 views(8,5mm, 0.4g). Forepart of boar left; behind, tunny upward / Head of roaring lion left; star to upper left; all within incuse square. Von Fritze II 14; SNG France 387. 2 commentsRuslan KSep 11, 2019
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Syracuse, Third Democracy & Timoleon3 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Third Democracy & Timoleon. 341-317 BC. AR Stater (8.55 gm). Pegasus flying l. / Head of Athena r., wearing Corinthian helmet ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ r. EF. SNG ANS 5 #499 (same dies); Cahn AMB 498; Calciati Pegasi II pg. 607 #1; HGC 2 #1400; SNG Cop 1 #711; SNG Delpierre 689-693; SNG Lloyd 1442. cf. Nomos 17 #54 (same obv. die) PR CHF 2,840. 1 commentsAnaximanderSep 11, 2019
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Syracuse, Third Democracy & Timoleon2 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Third Democracy & Timoleon. 341-317 BC. AR Stater (8.53 gm). Pegasus flying l. / Head of Athena r., wearing Corinthian helmet ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ r. EF. Calciati Pegasi II pg. 607 #2; Cahn AMB 498; Dewing 930-931; Gillet 673; HGC 2 #1400; SNG ANS 5 #496-507; SNG Cop 1 #711; SNG Delpierre 689-693; SNG Lloyd 1442. cf. CNG 64 #62 & Triton XIX #61 (same dies). AnaximanderSep 11, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Postumus (Gallic Emperor), AR Antoninianus.3 viewsLyons 260-269 A.D 4.54g - 22.8mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG - Radiate, draped bust right.

Rev: PAX AVG - Pax running left, holding olive branch and sceptre.

RIC V-II 78.
1 commentsChristian ScarlioliSep 11, 2019
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Medieval England, King Henry III, Silver Short Cross Penny, Class 7b1, Moneyer: Iun, (Hiun).1 viewsCanterbury 1216-1247 A.D. 1.31g - 17.9mm, Axis 3h.

Obv: hENRICVS REX - Crowned bust of king holding sceptre.

Rev: + IVN ON CANTERD - Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle.

Spink 1356B.
Christian ScarlioliSep 11, 2019
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Diana - Denar - 143 BC (Republic)4 viewsAR Denarius, 143 BC, Rome
Rev.: Diana in biga of stags right holding torch, crescent below, ROMA in exergue
Ag, 17.9x19.5mm, 4.21g

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiSep 11, 2019
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Diana - Denar - 74 BC (Republic)1 viewsAR Denarius, 74 BC, Rome
Obv.: Bust of Diana right, bow and quiver over shoulder.
Ag, 3.77g, 18.2mm

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shanxiSep 11, 2019
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Diana - Denar - AD 241 (Gordianus III)2 viewsAR-Denar
Rev.: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing right, holding long torch.
Ag, 2.77g, 18.9mm

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiSep 11, 2019
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Diana - Denar - 42 BC (Republic)3 viewsAR Denarius, 42 BC, Rome
Rev.: P•CLODIVS right; M•F• left, Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand
AR, 3.92g

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shanxiSep 11, 2019
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Cr. 494/23, Republic, 42 BC, P. Clodius M. f. Turrinus5 viewsP. Clodius M. f. Turrinus
AR Denarius, 42 BC, Rome
Obv.: Laureate bust of Apollo right; lyre behind
Rev.: P•CLODIVS right; M•F• left, Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand;
AR, 3.92g
Ref.: Sydenham 1117, Crawford 494/23, Babelon Clodia 14
Ex Collection Reusing/Schürer
Ex Manfred Olding
shanxiSep 11, 2019
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Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D. , Manus Dei, the hand of God.8 viewsBillon reduced centenionalis, RIC VIII Antioch 39; LRBC I 1374; SRCV V 17488; Voetter 34; Cohen VII 760; Hunter V p. 283, 4 ff. var. (officina), EF, glossy black patina, red earthen deposits, 1.821g, 15.0mm, 330o, 10th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, posthumous, Sep 337 - 347 A.D.; obverse DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, veiled bust right; reverse Constantine in quadriga right, veiled, the hand of God reaches down to take him to heaven; star above, SMANI in exergue.

FORVM Ancient Coins. /The Sam Mansourati Collection.

Soon after the Feast of Easter 337, Constantine fell seriously ill. He left Constantinople for the hot baths near his mother's city of Helenopolis. There, in a church his mother built in honor of Lucian the Apostle, he prayed, and there he realized that he was dying. He attempted to return to Constantinople, making it only as far as a suburb of Nicomedia. He summoned the bishops, and told them of his hope to be baptized in the River Jordan, where Christ was written to have been baptized. He requested the baptism right away, promising to live a more Christian life should he live through his illness. The bishops, Eusebius records, "performed the sacred ceremonies according to custom." It has been thought that Constantine put off baptism as long as he did so as to be absolved from as much of his sin as possible. Constantine died soon after at a suburban villa called Achyron, on 22 May 337.
2 commentsSamSep 10, 2019
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Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator,Kings of Cappadocia,AR Drachm. dated RY 4 = 98/7 BC.4 viewsEusebeia-Mazaca, (4.21g, 18mm, 12h.) Diademed head right / BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOV ΕVΣEBOVΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding spear and shield; monogram to inner left; Δ (date) in exergue. Simonetta, Coins 3a; Simonetta 4.
Ruslan KSep 10, 2019
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. AR Hemiobol. 550-500 BC.5 views(8mm, 0,4 g). Head of tunny right; two pellets to left, tunny above / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Von Fritze I 2 (hemiobol); SNG France –; cf. SNG von Aulock 7324 (hemiobol); Rosen 514 (same dies, pellets not visible). Very rare.Ruslan KSep 10, 2019
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MYSIA, Kyzikos. AR Obol. 450-400 BC. 7 views(12,5 mm, 0.8 g,). MYSIA, Kyzikos. Forepart of boar left, E (retrograde) on shoulder; tunny to right / Head of lion left within incuse square. Von Fritze II, 11; SNG BN 378.2 commentsRuslan KSep 10, 2019
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ATTICA. Athens. Ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC. AR tetradrachm10 viewsATTICA. Athens. Ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC. AR tetradrachm (34mm, 16.94 gm, 12h). NGC XF 4/5 - 3/5, brushed, die shift. New Style coinage, ca. 148/7 BC, Ammo(nius) and Dio-, magistrates. Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with a vine scroll, Pegasus above solid upturned cheek flap / A-ΘE / AM/MΩ / ΔIO, owl standing facing on overturned amphora; kerchnos in left field, A below, all within wreath. Thompson 101a. 3 commentsMark R1Sep 10, 2019
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Satraps OF Caria. Hekatomnos (Circa 392/1-377/6 BC)7 viewsAR Tetradrachm

25 mm, 14.90 g

Obverse: Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys over his right shoulder and long scepter in his left.

Reverse: EKATOMNΩ, Lion at bay to right.

Hecatomnus 16. Karl 3. SNG von Aulock 2354.

Hecatomnos was the son of Hyssaldomus, the local ruler of Mylasa, a town in Caria (a region on the SW coast of Turkey). In 392 or 391, the Persian king Artaxerxes II appointed Hecatomnos as satrap of that part of the Achaemenid Empire and later awarded him the overlordship of the city of Miletus, the largest Greek settlement in Asia Minor. Hecatomnos seems to have been fascinated by Greek culture, and on one occasion sent his youngest son Pixodarus to Athens. Hecatomnos died in 377/376 and was succeeded by his son Maussolus (builder of the Mausoleum of Maussollos). His house was to rule Caria for another half century.

In many ways, not least in their coinage, the Hekatomnids were the forerunners of Hellenistic kings. They were unique in that period in issuing a regular and prolific dynastic coinage, which remained practically unchanged until the arrival of Alexander the Great. Other satraps struck coins, but none was hereditary and there was no continuity of coinage from one family member to another as was the case with the Hekatomnids.

The tetradrachm series above was a type that remained in use virtually unchanged throughout the coinage of the Hekatomnids. On the obverse is the figure of Zeus Labraundos, bearded and laureate, standing to the right, wearing a himation, and holding a spear pointing downward in one hand and a labrys (double-axe) in the other. This was a potent image, sacred to all Carians by virtue of the importance of the sanctuary of Labraunda (literally, “place of the sacred labrys”). This image of Zeus, with a very Greek looking appearance, remained virtually unchanged throughout the different issues that were minted over a period of about half a century – perhaps suggesting that the coin design was modelled after the actual statue of Zeus at Labraunda.

The reverse of the tetradrachm depicts a lion standing to the left, roaring, its back legs straight and front legs bent, almost parallel to the ground line. Comparable lion postures are found on some contemporary Cypriot issues and on the 5th century BC diobol coinage of Miletos (most likely the Hekatomnids’ inspiration).
2 commentsNathan PSep 10, 2019
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Licinius I 308-324 AD...AE3 Campgate 1 viewsLicinius I (308-324 AD) AE3 Reduced Follis 19mm/2.67gr
Obverse..IMP LICINIVS AVG, laureate draped bust left holding globe, sceptre and mappa.
Reverse..PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, campgate with three turrets and no door, 7 layers...
Mintmark HTB 2nd oficina....Minted (316-317)
RIC VII Heraclea Thrace #15; Sear 15264.
Paul R3Sep 10, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, VICT AETERN0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 200 - 201AD
18.0mm 3.20gr 11h
O: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R: VICT AE-T-ERN; Victory, flying left, holding opened wreath; shield set on low cippus to left; beaded border.
Rome Mint
Sear 6368; RSC 670; RIC IV-1 Rome 170; Aorta: 735: B3, O78, R329, T214, M4.
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8/7/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, VICT AVG TR P COS1 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 193 - 194AD
18.0 x 17.0mm 2.60gr 0h
O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: VICT A-VG TR P COS; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
Rome Mint
RSC 682; Sear 6369; RIC IV-1 Rome 22; Aorta: 302: B3, O12, R334, T216, M4.
world-coin/Lorin Harmes 333272185549
9/5/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Antioch, Pisidia, AE23, ANTIOCH GEN COL0 viewsAE23
Roman Provincial: Antioch, Pisidia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 203AD
23.0mm 6.83gr 6h
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; Laureate bust, right.
R: AN-TIOC-H GEN-COL; Tyche, as city genius, standing left, kalathos on head, holding branch in right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
Antioch, Pisidia Mint
Krzyzanowska SEV 22.35 var.; BMC 26 var. (Obv. + rev. legends); SNG Fr 1109 (Obv. + rev. legends).
Savoca Munich/Claudia Savoca 23rd Blue Auction, Lot 749.
8/24/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, T, XXIMC0 viewsBI Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 281AD
22.0mm 3.39gr 7h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Helmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust, left, holding spear in right hand over right shoulder and shield in left hand.
R: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Probus riding horse left, raising hand and holding scepter; seated captive to left.
Exergue: T, above line; XXIMC, below line.
Cyzicus Mint
Cohen 928; RIC V-2 Cyzicus 913, T; Aorta: B15, O38, R195, T56, M2.
Savoca Munich/Claudia Savoca 23rd Blue Auction, Lot 1442.
8/25/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Augusta Traiana, Thrace, AE20, ΑΥΓΟΥCTHC ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗC0 viewsAE20
Roman Provincial: Augusta-Traiana, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
20.0 x 17.0mm 3.20gr 2h
O: ΑΥΚ Λ Cε CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R: ΑΥΓΟΥCTHC ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗC; Basket overflowing with bunches of grapes; beaded border.
Augusta Traiana, Thrace Mint
Rare
Sear 2133; BMC 7; Moushmov 3017.
shtil42-4/Gospodin Atanasov 303115241853
8/20/19 9/9/19
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Orodes I, Drachm, Archer1 viewsAR Drachm
Orodes I
21.0mm 3.90gr 0h
O: NO LEGEND; Diademed bust, left; star on tiara's side; dotted border.
R: Greek legend; Archer, sitting right, with bow.
Tamco Numismatics/Georges Tambakopoulos ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Kavad I, Drachm, Fire altar with two attendants1 viewsAR Drachm
Kavad I
King: 499 - 531AD, Second Reign
30.5 x 28.0mm 3.90gr 3h
O: "Kavad, Prosper" in Pahlavi; Crowned and cuirassed bust, right; crescents on shoulders.
R: NO LEGEND; Two attendants, each on one side of a fire altar.
Tamco Numismatics/Georges Tambakopoulos ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
17.0mm 2.70gr 7h
O: ΑΥ ΚAI (dot) CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R: ΝΙΚΟΠΟ-ΛΙΤΩΝ; Hermes, standing left, holding purse in right hand, caduceus in left hand; beaded border.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
AMNG I 1373
Musa Numismatic Art/Glen Lindwall ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE20, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ΙCΤ 0 viewsAE20
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
20.0 x 18.0mm 3.30gr 8h
O: ΑΥ ΚAI Λ Cε CεΥΗΡΟC Π; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R: ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤ-ΩΝ ΠΡΟC ΙCΤ; Hermes, standing left, holding purse in right hand, caduceus in left hand; beaded border.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
Varbanov 2438 var. (Obv.: no L; Rev.: +ΩΝ, - O).
Musa Numismatic Art/Glen Lindwall ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE17, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙT ΠΡΟC IC0 viewsAE17
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
17.0mm 2.60gr 2h
O: ΑΥΚ Λ C CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right; dotted border.
R:ΝΙΚΟ-ΠΟΛΙT-ΠΡΟC-IC; Legend within wreath, badge or shield at top.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
Varbanov 2363; SNG Cop 279 cf.
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8/6/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, VICT PARTHICAE0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 198 - 200AD
17.0mm 3.33gr 6h
O: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX; Laureate head, right.
R: VICT PA-RT-H-ICAE; Victory advancing left, holding open wreath in outstretched right hand, trophy in left hand; captive at feet, left.
Rome Mint
Sear '88 #1795; RSC 741; RIC VI-1 Rome 142a; Aorta: 518: B3, O45, R341, T219, M4.
Savoca London/Philipp Eckhert 5th Blue Auction, Lot 741
8/11/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Nicaea, Bithynia, AE15, NIKAEIΩΝ0 viewsAE15
Roman Provincial: Nicaea, Bithynia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
15.0mm 2.80gr 0h
O: ΑΥ Κ Λ CεΠ CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: NIKAEIΩΝ; Tetrastyle temple with three steps; dot in pediment; dotted border.
Nicaea, Bithynia Mint
Julia Domna Rev. of RecGen 391var.
Time Machine/Mark Reid ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE17, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC0 viewsAE17
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
17.0mm 2.70gr 0h
O: ΑΥ Λ Cε CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R: ΝΙΚΟ-ΠΟ-Λ-Ι ΠΡΟC; Nike, advancing left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left hand, wings spread behind; beaded border.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
Moushmov 917; AMNG I 1369; SNG Cop 264; Varbanov 2365.
Musa Numismatic Art/Glen Lindwall ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE19, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC ΙCTPO0 viewsAE19
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
19.0 x 18.0mm 3.10gr 1h
O: ΑΥ Λ Cε CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R:ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC ΙCTPO (PO ligate); Asklepios, standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff in right hand; beaded border.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
Varbanov 2334 var. (Obv. legend)
Musa Numismatic Art/Glen Lindwall ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE18, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC ΙC0 viewsAE18
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
18.0 x 17.0mm 3.00gr 1h
O: ΑΥ A C CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R: ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC ΙC; Snake, coiled in four, head to right; beaded border.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
Becker 227; AMNG I 1418 (j); Varbanov 2579 var. (Obv. and rev. legends).
Musa Numismatic Art/Glen Lindwall ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE19, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC ΙCT P0 viewsAE19
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
19.5 x 18.0mm 2.50gr 10h
O: ΑΥ ΚAI CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R: ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC ΙCT P; Eagle, standing left, head left, wings extended backwards; beaded border.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
AMNG I 1410.1; Varbanov 2337.
Musa Numismatic Art/Glen Lindwall ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE17, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC ΙCT0 viewsAE17
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
17.5mm 2.70gr 7h
O: ΑΥ ΚAI Cε CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R: ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC ΙCT; Dionysos, standing left, holding thyrsos in right hand, bunch of grapes in left hand; beaded border.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
AMNG I 1378 var.; Varbanov 2379.
Musa Numismatic Art/Glen Lindwall ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE19, ΝεΙΚΟΠΟΛεΙΤ ΠΡΟ0 viewsAE19
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Commodus
Caesar: 166 - 177AD
Augustus: 177 - 192AD
20.5 x 19.0mm 4.50gr 6h
O: Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΠεΙΝ ΚΟΜΟΔΟC; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R: ΝεΙΚΟΠΟ-ΛεΙΤ ΠΡΟ; Nemesis, standing left, right arm raised, drawing out fold of cloak at neck, left arm resting on wheel, standing on galley prow; beaded border.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
AMNG I 1345; Varbanov 2187.
Musa Numismatic Art/Glen Lindwall ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Akrasos, Lydia, AE19, ΑΚΡΑCIΩΙΩΝ1 viewsAE19
Roman Provincial: Akrasos, Lydia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
19.0mm 3.31gr 6h
O: ΑΥ KAI CεOΥΗΡΟ; Laureate head, right.
R: ΑΚΡΑ-CIΩΙΩΝ; Asklepios, standing facing, holding serpent-entwined staff in right hand, wearing chiton.
Akrasos, Lydia Mint
Kraft 65.14
martichworldcoins7/Martina Boneva 223579195768
7/15/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, PM TR P VIIII IMP VI COS II0 viewsAE Denarius-Fouree?
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
17.5 x 16.5mm 2.43gr 7h
O: L SEPT SEV - PET (?) AVG IMP; Laureate bust, right.
R: PM TR P VIIII IMP VI COS II; Victory advancing right, holding opened wreath over shield on low cippus.
Emesa Mint/Imitation
aVF
Savoca London/Philipp Eckhert 4th Blue Auction, Lot 877
7/14/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Antioch, Pisidia, AE21, ANTIOCH FORTVNA COLONI0 viewsAE21
Roman Provincial: Antioch, Pisidia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
21.5mm 4.52gr 7h
O: SEPT SEV P-ERT AVG V; Radiate head, right.
R: ANTIOCH FOR-TVNA COLONI; Tyche as city genius, standing left, holding branch in right hand and cornucopia on left arm.
Antioch, Pisidia Mint
Krzy -; SNG Munich -; Milne -; SNG Cop -; Hill -; Imhoof -; SNG Tuebingen 4359.
Savoca London/Philipp Eckhert 4th Blue Auction, Lot 500.
7/13/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE18, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ΙCTP0 viewsAE18
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
18.5 x 17.5mm 3.60gr 7h
O: ΑΥΚ Λ C CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R:ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ[ΤΩΝ] ΠΡΟC ΙCTP; Snake, coiled around tall cippus, head up and to the left. Cippus with dotted 'x' design on two-tiered base; beaded border.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
AMNG I 1422 - 1433
Musa Numismatic Art/Glen Lindwall ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Etenna, Pisidia, AE24, εΤεΝΝεΩΝ0 viewsAE24
Roman Provincial: Etenna, Pisidia
Julia Domna
B. ca. 170 - D. 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
24.0mm 6.19gr 6h
O: IΟΥΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ CεΒACTH; Draped bust, right.
R: εΤεΝ-ΝεΩΝ; Hera standing left, holding scepter and holding hand on hip.
Etenna, Pisidia Mint
von Aulock Pisidien II 545ff
Romae Aeternae Numismatics/Edward Beck 173985110409
8/9/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE19, ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ΙCT0 viewsAE19
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued:
18.5 x 17.0mm 1.90gr 7h
O: [ΑΥΚ] Λ Cε CεΥΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R: ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩ-Ν ΠΡΟC ΙCT; Thanatos winged, legs crossed, resting on torch set on altar; beaded border.
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior Mint
Varbanov 2267
Musa Numismatic Art/Glen Lindwall ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Julia Domna, Denarius (Fouree), MONET AVG0 viewsAR Denarius
Julia Domna
B. ca. 170 - D. 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: ?
17.0mm 3.10gr 0h
Fouree; cast copy.
O: IVLIA DO-MNA AVG; Draped bust, right.
R: M (m is upside down)- ONE (e improperly formed)-T AVG; Moneta, standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopia in left.
Emesa Mint/Fouree cast copy.
vitaliy_0 Petar Stanchev 183863747865 (Money refunded.)
7/3/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Pautalia, Thrace, AE24, ΟΥΛΠΙΑC ΠΑΥΤΑΛΙΑC0 viewsAE24
Roman Provincial: Pautalia, Thrace
Julia Domna
B. ca. 170 - D. 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued:
24.0mm 9.18gr 1h
O: IΟΥΛΙΑ ΔΟΜΝΑ CεΒ; Draped bust, right.
R: ΟΥΛΠΙΑC ΠΑΥΤΑΛΙΑC; Homonoia standing left, holding patera over lighted altar and cornucopia.
Pautalia, Thrace Mint
Mionnet II, 1073; Vienna 8805; Ruzicka 488; Varbanov 4889.
Naville Numismatics/Mattia Torre Auction #51, Lot 174.
7/21/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Provincial, Thyateira, Lydia, AE25, ΟΥΑ ΤεΙΡΗΝΩΝ0 viewsAE25
Roman Provincial: Thyateira, Lydia
Julia Domna
B. ca. 170 - D. 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
25.0mm 6.77gr 6h
O: IΟΥΛΙΑ CεΒΑC[TH]; Draped bust, right.
R: ΟΥΑ ΤεΙ-ΡΗΝΩΝ; Tyche, kalathos on head, holding grain ears in right hand on rudder, cornucopia on left arm.
Thyateira, Lydia Mint
Kraft pl. 73.82; Paris 1500; Mionnet IV, 938.
shtil42-4/Gospodin Atanasov 303169801811
7/8/19 9/9/19
Nicholas ZSep 10, 2019
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Apamea, Phrygia

Obv: ΑVΤ ΚΑ Μ ΑV ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ, laureate cuirassed bust right with aegis
Rev: ƐΠΙ Λ ΜΑ ϹƐΥ ΓΡΑ ΤΟ Β ΑΠΑΜƐΩΝ, Heracles standing nude facing, looking left, holding lion skin and resting on club.
28 mm, 8.45 gms

RPC Online 5693, BMC 171 (as Caracalla)
Charles MSep 10, 2019
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bruzos001a1 viewsElagabalus
Bruzos, Phrygia

Obv: AVT... ΑΝΤΩΝ...ΟС, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right seen from front.
Rev: BPO-YZHN →ΩN. Hera, left, standing in front of seated Zeus.
29 mm, 10.71 gms

Isegrim -; BMC -; SNG v. Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen; SNG Österreich -; SNG Tübingen -; Numismatik Naumann Auction 80, Lot 396 (this coin)
Charles MSep 10, 2019
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cibyra002a2 viewsElagabalus
Cibyra, Phrygia

Obv: ΑV Κ Μ ΑVΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС, radiate draped bust right
Rev: ΚΙΒΥΡΑ →ΤΩΝ, basket.
20 mm, 3.68 gms

RPC Online 5412, BMC 64, Numismatik Naumann Auction 80, Lot 407 (this coin)
Charles MSep 10, 2019
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Lampsakos, Mysia

Obv: AV K M AVPH ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΛΑΝΨΑΚΗΝΩΝ. Homonoia standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and patera; at feet to left, lighted altar.
20 mm, 5.02 gms

SNG France 1286 (as Caracalla).
1 commentsCharles MSep 10, 2019
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Adramyteum, Mysia

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ЄΠΙ CTPA ΝЄΙ-ΚΙΟV ΑΔΡΑΜVΤΗ, across fields, ΝΩ-Ν, Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
29 mm, 14.08 gms

Savoca Numismatik , 22nd Blue Auction, Lot 1071.
Charles MSep 09, 2019
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adramyteum001a0 viewsElagabalus
Adramyteum, Mysia

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: ЄΠΙ CTPA ΑΙΛ ΚΟΜΦ ΝЄΙΚΙΟV ΑΔΡΑΜVΤΗ, across fields, ΝΩ-Ν, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre.
37 mm, 23.80 gms

RPC Online 4124; Numismatik Naumann (formerly Gitbud & Naumann) 41, 6 March 2016, lot 452.
Charles MSep 09, 2019
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Syracuse, Dionysios I1 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Dionysios I. 405-395 BC. AR Hemilitron (0.33 gm). Head of Arethusa l., hair in sphendone (sakkos). / ΣΥ ΡΑ and two dolphins within segments of four-spoke wheel. aVF. SNG ANS 5 #301-303; HGC 2 #1392; Boehringer, Munzpragungen pl. II #19; Manganaro, Mikra 27 & pl. 4 #43; Rizzo pl. XLVII #9; SNG Ashmolean 2019; SNG Cop 1 #669; SNG Lloyd 1379. AnaximanderSep 09, 2019
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Syracuse, Dionysios I. 3 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Dionysios I. 405-395 BC. AR Litra (0.77 gm). Head of Arethusa l., hair in sphendone, dolphin to r. ΣꓦΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ before. / Octopus. A hidden legend (ΣΥΡΑΚΟΥ) is allegedly formed by the octopus tentacles. VF. Bt. FUN show, 2017. SNG ANS 5 #293-294; HGC 2 #1381; SNG Ashmolean 2018; SNG Cop 1 #675; SNG Fitzwilliam 1259; SNG Lloyd 1400-1402; SNG Munchen 1096 (all with same dies). 1 commentsAnaximanderSep 09, 2019
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THEODOSIUS I. Æ 1/4 Centenionalis. Struck 388-392 AD. 2 viewsConstantinople mint. (14 mm, 1,4 g.) D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, head right, holding trophy and dragging captive, Chi-Rho in left field; CONSA. RIC IX 86b.1.Ruslan KSep 09, 2019
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C. SULPICIUS C.f. GALBA AR Serrate Denarius2 viewsOBVERSE: Conjoined laureate heads of the Dei Penates left
REVERSE: Two soldiers swearing oath over a sow; F above; C SVLPICI C F in ex
Struck at Rome, 106 BC
3.8g, 19mm
Cr312/1; Syd 572; Sulpicia 1
1 commentsLegatusSep 09, 2019
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Constans AE Centenionalis9 viewsOBV: D N CONSTANS P F AVG
REV: FEL TEMP REPARTIO
Trier Mint mark
346 AD
21mm
4,28g
RIC 224

Purchased from RomaNumismatics
1 commentsAdam P2Sep 09, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Domitian as Augustus, Orichalcum Dupondius.2 viewsRome 85 A.D. 11.16g - 27.3mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P - Laureate bust right, with aegis.

Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C - Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.

RIC II 374 (R), BMCRE 352A, BNF unlisted.
Christian ScarlioliSep 09, 2019
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Probus Antoninianus13 viewsOBV: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. Wide ties
REV: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; captive at foot
R star stigma mint mark - Rome
278AD
24mm
RIC 160Ff; MPR287(1ex.); NOT in PROBVS.NET

Purchased from Mike Vosper
Adam P2Sep 09, 2019
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Constantinople Commemorative6 viewsStruck under Constantine the Great, 334-335AD
Siscia mint - BSIS
OBV: CONSTANTINOPOLIS
REV: Victory standing on prow of ship with a sceptre and shield
18.5mm
2,1g

Purchased from LondonAncientCoins
Adam P2Sep 09, 2019
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Medieval Scotland, King Alexander III, Silver Penny, Class E, 2nd Coinage.1 viewsBerwick 1280-1286 A.D. 1.20g - 19.3mm, Axis 9h.

Obv: +ALEXANDER DEI GRA - Crowned bust left, holding sceptre.

Rev: REX SCOTORVM+ - Long cross pattée with mullets and 24 points.

Spink 5056.
Christian ScarlioliSep 09, 2019
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Constantius I Chlorus as Caesar. AE Large Follis. 300-303 AD.2 viewsTicinum mint. (30 mm, 11.90 g).
Obv. CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right.
Rev. SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Moneta standing left, right holding scales, left cornucopiae.
Ex. TT(dot).
RIC 46a
Ruslan KSep 09, 2019
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5 viewsLIBERIA, American Colonization Society. 1820-1847.
CU Cent. Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1833.
LIBERIA, nude man standing before shore, cutting at tree to left; brush to right; in distance, ship under sail right; 1833 in exergue
AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY/ ONE CENT. FOUNDED/ A.D./ 1816
Snyder dies 1/D; Colver & Harley –; KM Tn2

Ex Katz E-Auction 24 (14 August 2019), lot 900

The obverse of this token is from the first regular circulation issue, here heavily repolished and paired with a die from one of the final strikes, linking the two otherwise distinct sets of obverse dies. Only seven examples of this pairing are known. Snyder notes that die pairing 3/C, presently unlinked to others, could place between the first (obv 5 & 1) and second group (obv 2 &4). As obverses 3 and 4 both occur with significant breaks, this 1/D pairing may have been struck to replace either 3 or 4, with the later being more likely considering the sequence, and the 3/C pair the final set of dies used.
ArdatirionSep 08, 2019
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3 viewsLIBERIA, American Colonization Society. 1820-1847.
CU Cent. Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1833.
LIBERIA, nude man standing before shore, cutting at tree to left; brush to right; in distance, ship under sail right; 1833 in exergue
AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY/ ONE CENT. FOUNDED/ A.D./ 1816
Snyder dies 2/D; Colver & Harley 6; KM Tn 1
ArdatirionSep 08, 2019
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Constantine I/Campgate AE follis. 328-9 AD3 viewsAE 19, 2.9g. Obverse: Diademed head right, CONSTANTINVS AVG. Reverse: Campgate, 10 layers with dots in arches in the top layer, 2 turrets, no door, star above. PROVIDENTIAE AVGG. Exergue: GammaSIS double crescent. Some silvering remaining, both sides. Siscia RIC VII 214, G.CelticaireSep 08, 2019
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L. Cornelius Lentulus & C. Claudius Marcellus, Denarius 2 viewsL. Cornelius Lentulus & C. Claudius Marcellus, Denarius

RRC: 445/2
49 bc
3,82 gr

AV: Head of Apollo right; L LENT C MARC before, COS behind.
RV: Jupiter standing facing, holding thunderbolt and eagle; on right, altar decorated with garland; on left, star and Q.

ex Gemini, Auct XIV, Lot 425, 18.04.2018
reported as: "Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection. Ex SC Collection".
1 commentsNorbertSep 08, 2019
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Q. Sicinius & C. Coponius, Denarius 3 viewsQ. Sicinius & C. Coponius, Denarius

RRC: 444/1a
49 bc
3,97 gr

AV: Head of Apollo right, star below; Q.SICINIVS before, III.VIR behind.
RV: Club of Hercules surmounted by lion skin with scalp to right; arrow on left, bow on right; C COPONIVS PR S C around.

ex Gemini, Auct XIV, Lot 424, 18.04.2018
reported as: "Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection".
1 commentsNorbertSep 08, 2019
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1272 - 1307, EDWARD I, AR Penny, Struck 1296 - 1306 at Berwick-on-Tweed, England7 viewsObverse: + EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB. Crowned bust of Edward I facing within circle of pellets. Cross pattée in legend.
Reverse: VILLA BEREVVICI. Long cross dividing legend into quarters, trefoil in each quarter of inner circle.
Undated Penny, Class 10 Berwick Type II (Local dies). Issues from this mint are quite rare.
Diameter: 21.5mm | Weight: 1.0gms | Die Axis: 2
SPINK: 1415

Edward I began a major recoinage in 1279 which consisted not only of pennies and new round half-pennies and farthings, but also introduced a new denomination, a fourpenny piece called the "Groat".

In September 1290, upon the death of Margaret, Maid of Norway, there arose a number of claimants to the throne of Scotland. The Guardians of Scotland, who were the de facto heads of state until a king was chosen, asked Edward I of England to conduct the court proceedings in the dispute because the late King Alexander III had been married to Edward's sister, Margaret of England.
John Balliol, a descendant of King David I, was chosen and he was inaugurated at Scone, on St. Andrew's Day, 30 November 1292. But Edward I treated both Baliol and Scotland with contempt and demanded military support for his war against France. The Scottish response was to form an alliance with the French, invade England, and launch an attack on Carlisle.
After the failure of the Scottish attack on Carlisle, Edward I marched north and, on 28th March 1296, he crossed the river Tweed which borders the two countries, with his troops. On the following day he marched on the town of Berwick, which was Scotland's most important trading port and second only to London in economic importance in medieval Britain at that time.
Contemporary accounts of the number slain range anywhere from 4,000 to 20,000. ”When the town had been taken in this way and its citizens had submitted, Edward spared no one, whatever the age or sex, and for two days streams of blood flowed from the bodies of the slain, for in his tyrannous rage he ordered 7,500 souls of both sexes to be massacred...So that mills could be turned by the flow of their blood.” - Account of the Massacre of Berwick, from Bower’s Scotichronicon.
Berwick's garrison was commanded by William the Hardy, Lord of Douglas, whose life and those of his garrison were spared after he surrendered and the English took the castle.
Berwick was recaptured by the Scots in 1318 but the town changed hands between the two countries several times during the following years until it was finally captured for the English by Richard, Duke of Gloucester, the future Richard III of England, in 1482. The Scots however, did not accept this conquest for at least two centuries after this date as is evidenced by innumerable charters.
2 comments*AlexSep 08, 2019
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Diocletian. Æ Large Follis. Struck AD 298 - 299.1 viewsThessalonica mint,1st officina. (28mm, 11,1 g.) Laureate head right / Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; TSA. RIC VI 19a.Ruslan KSep 08, 2019
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C. Publicus Malleolus, (96 B.C.)8 viewsAR Denarius
O: Helmeted head of Mars right; mallet (malleolus) above, mark of value below chin.
R: Warrior, holding spear and shield, with right foot on cuirass, standing left before trophy; prow to right; C•M(AL) to right.
Rome Mint
3.67g
19mm
Crawford 335/3b; Sydenham 615; Poblicia 6a; Type as RBW 1203.
2 commentsMatSep 07, 2019
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Medieval France, Charles I, AR Denier. Scarce.2 viewsAnjou 1246-1266 A.D. 0.80g - 17.7mm, Axis 3h.

Obv: + CAROLVS COmES - Cross with omega and lis.

Rev: + AnDEGAUEnSIS - Monogram.

TTB. Bd.156 (2f)-SCMF.4116.
Christian ScarlioliSep 07, 2019
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M. Nonius Sufenas, Denarius 0 viewsM. Nonius Sufenas, Denarius

RRC: 421/1
59 bc
3,79 gr

AV: Bearded head of Saturn right, SVFENAS before, harpa, conical stone and S C behind.
RV: Roma seated left on cuirass and shield, crowned by Victory standing behind her; PR L V P F around, SEX NONI in exergue.

ex Gemini, Auct XIV, Lot 410, 18.04.2018
reported as: "Ex Berk 164, 20 May 2009, lot 300".
NorbertSep 07, 2019
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Akarnania Metropolis circa 300-250 BC AR Stater 21mm 8.48 g 3 h pegasi 1/34 viewsPegasos flying left,below monogram of MH/Head of Athena left,wearing Corinthin helmet,behind Macedonian shield decorated with Athena standing to right.bankers mark on obveres very rare mintGrant HSep 07, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 130-129 B.C5 viewsAE 21.25mm (Thickness 2.61mm), weight 6.13g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, S shaped ponytail, palm branch behind.

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley holding wreath in right hand and trident in left, Athena figurehead (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος), Phoenician letters qoph (Q) and beth (B) above, Aradain era date 130 with heth (H) below.
1 commentsAradosSep 07, 2019
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Syracuse, Second Democracy & Dionysios I. 10 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Second Democracy & Dionysios I. 400-390 BC. AR Dekadrachm (42.64 gm). Fast quadriga driven l., crowned by Nike flying r. above; ex: panoply of armor, spear behind. / Head of Arethusa l., hair wreathed; four dolphins around, scallop shell behind. [ΣꓦΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ]. Unsigned die in the style of Euainetos. Die rust on obverse. nVF/gVF. SNG ANS 5 #370 (same dies); Dewing 907-908 (same dies); Gallatin series F: O.VIII-R.F.I #1-2 (same dies); HGC 2 #1299. cf Triton VII #91. 1 commentsAnaximanderSep 07, 2019
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Bavaria. Ludwig II. Taler. 1867, KM877.4 viewsRuslan KSep 07, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Diocletian (after his abdication), AE Follis.4 viewsSerdica 305-306 A.D. 10.56g - 28.8mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: DN DIOCLETIANO BAEATISSIMO SEN AVG - Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, holding olive branch and mappa.

Rev: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG - Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies, standing left, holding branch and leaning on sceptre. S-F across fields, officina letter Γ in lower centre.

RIC VI 14a.
Christian ScarlioliSep 07, 2019
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Maximilian II Emanuel. Second reign, 1714-1726. Dated 1717.5 viewsGERMANY, Bayern. Munich mint. AR 3 Kreuzer -Landgroschen (20.5mm, 1.52 g, 12h). Head right / Coat-of-arms. Schön 24; KM 149. Ruslan KSep 07, 2019
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Victoria, Silver Shilling, 1897,(S 3940A).3 viewsRuslan KSep 07, 2019
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Victoria.Shilling Dated 1881 AD.2 viewsYoung head, type A7, fourth head. Obv: profile bust with VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR REG F D legend. Rev: crown over ONE / SHILLING in two lines with small letters, within wreath with date below. S. 3907Ruslan KSep 07, 2019
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William IV. AR Shilling.Dated 1834.1 viewsBare head right / Two-line legend within crowned wreath. ESC 1268; SCBC 3835.Ruslan KSep 07, 2019
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George IV - 1826 - Shilling1 viewsBare head. Obv: profile bust with date below and GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA legend. Rev; lion on crown with BRITANNIARUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR legend. S. 3812; ESC 1257.Ruslan KSep 07, 2019
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George IV. Shilling 1824. Laureate Head, Shield reverse. S-3811.1 viewsRuslan KSep 07, 2019
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01 Domitian as Caesar RIC 66923 viewsÆ As, 11.05g
Rome mint, 73-74 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., leaning on column, with caduceus and branch
RIC 669 (C). BMC -. BNC 699.
Acquired from Musa Numismatics, August 2019.

The propaganda value of Pax for the Flavian dynasty after the Civil War, the revolt of Civilis, and the Jewish War cannot be underestimated. In her various guises she is one of the most popular types on Vespasian's coinage and shows up quite frequently during the reign on the coins struck for both himself and his sons. This As struck for Domitian as Caesar shows Pax leaning on a column, which likely copies a well known cult image of the goddess.

Tellingly, less than a decade later, Pax would not feature so prominently on Domitian's own coinage as Emperor.

Fine style early portrait.
1 commentsDavid AthertonSep 07, 2019
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S.1393 Edward I12 viewsPenny of Edward I, king of England 1272-1307
Mint: London
Class 3g
O:+EDW R ANGL DNS HYB
R: CIVITAS LONDON

Ex- eBay
1 commentsNapSep 07, 2019
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S.1455 Edward II10 viewsPenny of Edward II, king of England 1307-1327
Mint: London
Class 11a
O:+EDWA R ANGL DNS HYB
R: CIVITAS LONDON

Ex- eBay
1 commentsNapSep 07, 2019
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Nabataean Kingdom, Nabataean, King Rabbel and Queen Gamilat, AR Drachm. Scarce.2 viewsPetra Year 21 = 90-91 A.D. 3.40g - 12.9mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: Laureate and draped bust of King Rabbel right.

Rev: Laureate, veiled, and draped bust of Queen Gamilat right; date in legend behind head.

Barkay, Coinage 16; Meshorer, Nabataea 153.
1 commentsChristian ScarlioliSep 06, 2019
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Provincial, Alexandria, Egypt, Tetradrachm, Eagle right, head right, LΓ1 viewsBI Tetradrachm
Roman Provincial: Alexandria, Egypt
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 279 - 280AD
20.0 x 18.0mm 7.10gr 11h
O:M AΥΡ ΠΡΟΒΟC CεΒ; Laureate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: NO LEGEND; Eagle, standing right, head right, wreath in beak, wings closed, palm over left shoulder.
Exergue: L, left field; Γ, right field.
Alexandria, Egypt Mint
Milne 4564; BMC 2439
Time Machine/Mark Reid
ANA-Chicago 8/16/19 9/6/19
Nicholas ZSep 06, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, LAETITIA AVGVSTI, IIII2 viewsBI Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued:
23.5 x 23.0mm 4.94gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: LAETITIA AVGVSTI; Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor.
Exergue: IIII, below line.
Lugdunum Mint
Sear 11990; Cohen 329; Bastien 182; RIC V-2 Lugdunum 31; Aorta: 1442: B72, O25, R72, T32, M3.
Savoca London/Philipp Eckhert 5th Blue Auction, Lot 991
8/11/19 9/6/19
Nicholas ZSep 06, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG, QXXT2 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 281AD
24.0 x 22.0mm 3.60gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped bust, right.
R: VIRTVS AVG; Virtus (Roma) as soldier standing left, holding Victory aloft in right hand, leaning on spear and shield, left.
Exergue: QXXT, below line.
Ticinum Mint
RIC V-2 Ticinum 435; Cohen 820; Aorta: 2412: B93, O25, R190, T168 M7.
Tamco Numismatics/Georges Tambakopoulos
ANA-Chicago 8/16/19 9/6/19
Nicholas ZSep 06, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, SOLI INVICTO, CXXIM4 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued:
22.0 x 20.5mm 3.95gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter with eagle atop in right hand.
R: SO-LI INVICTO; Sol in spread quadriga, advancing, holding whip and globe in left hand, raising right hand.
Exergue: CXXIM, below line.
Cyzicus Mint
RIC V-2 Cyzicus 911; Aorta: B48, O38, R155, T133, M2.
Savoca London/Philipp Eckhert 5th Blue Auction, Lot 990
8/11/19 9/6/19
1 commentsNicholas ZSep 06, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, RESTITVT ORBIS, H, XXI0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued:
21.0 x 19.0mm 2.90gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: RESTITVT O-RBIS; Probus, standing right on left, holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left on right, holding scepter.
Exergue: H, above line; XXI, below line.
Antioch Mint
Sear 12021, H; RIC V-2 Antioch 925, H; A: B87, O58, R119, T95, M1.
Tamco Numismatics/Georges Tambakopoulos
ANA-Chicago 8/16/19 9/6/19
Nicholas ZSep 06, 2019
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Aurelian, Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, S (Star)0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Aurelian
Augustus: 270 - 275AD
Issued:
22.0 x 20.5mm 4.00gr 0h
O: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: CONCORDIA MILITVM; Aurelian standing right on left and Concordia standing left on right, facing each other, shaking hands.
Exergue: S (Star), below line.
Siscia Mint
RIC V-2 Siscia 244F
Aorta: 503: B17, O14, R20, T29, M7.
chuckw_51/Charles Weinberg 303218363120
7/16/19 9/6/19
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Probus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, T, XXI0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 280AD
23.41mm 3.70gr, 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, mantled bust left, holding scepter with eagle atop.
R: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Probus riding horse right, spearing barbarian.
Exergue: T, above line; XXI, below line.
Siscia Mint
Alfoldi T97, #9; RIC V-2 Siscia 817, T; Aorta: B48, O38, R99, T63. M6.
lurcernae/Antonio Pareja Hinojosa 202519539117
7/3/19 9/6/19
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Probus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, S, XXI0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued:
22.44mm 3.00gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, mantled bust, left, holding scepter with eagle atop.
R: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Mars, advancing right, carrying transverse spear with right hand and trophy with left hand.
Exergue: S, right field; XXI, below line.
Siscia Mint
gF
Alfoldi T96, #123; RIC V-2 Siscia 816, S; Aorta: B48, O34, R99, T41, M6.
lucernae/Antonio Pareja Hinojosa 202696682930
7/3/19 9/6/19
Nicholas ZSep 06, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, CONCORDIA AVG, P, XXI0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 280AD
21.75mm 3.20gr 0h
O: IMP PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: CONCORDIA AVG; Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
Exergue: P, right field; XXI, below line.
Siscia Mint
Alfoldi T21, #2; RIC V-2 Siscia 661, P; Aorta: 1843: B72, O79, R25, T7, M6.
lucernae/Antonio Pareja Hinojosa 283282985872
7/3/19 9/6/19
Nicholas ZSep 06, 2019
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Probus, Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, T, XXIMC0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued:
21.5mm 3.60gr 2h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: CONCORDIA MILITVM; Victory standing right on left, presenting wreath to Probus, holding spear on right.
Exergue: T, above line; XXIMC, below line.
Cyzicus Mint
Sear 11968, T; RIC V-2 Cyzicus 908, T; Aorta: 2017: B87, O25, R30, T81, M2.
Tamco Numismatics/Georges Tambakopoulos
ANA Show-Chicago 8/16/19 9/6/19
Nicholas ZSep 06, 2019
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Syracuse, Second Democracy9 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.21 gm) struck 450-440 BC. Charioteer driving slow quadriga r., holding kentron, Nike overhead. ex: ketos (sea serpent) r. / Hd. of Arethusa r., hair in krobylos bound by taenia, wearing earrings and necklace; four dolphins around. Σꓦ-ꓣΑΚΟΣ-Ι-Ο-Ͷ (Ν retrograde). EF. 19 known. SNG Lockett 941 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1326 (same rev. die); Bement 475 (same dies); Boehringer series XVIb #564 (V285/R379); HGC 2 #1311; SNG Munchen 1023 (same dies). SNG ANS -; SNG Cop -; cf. NAC 82 #56; Baldwin 75 #2158.
You can see a near identical type here, in the Best of Type gallery, from the collection of Joe Sermarini.
2 commentsAnaximanderSep 06, 2019
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Philip III Arrhidaios. KINGS of MACEDON. Tetradrachm. 323-317 BC.11 viewsBabylon mint. (17.00g, 27mm.) Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; BAΣIΛEΩΣ below, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ to right, M in left field, ΛY below throne. Price P181. 2 commentsRuslan KSep 06, 2019
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Maximinus II, as Caesar, Æ Large Follis. AD 308-309.2 viewsCyzicus mint, (7.45g, 28mm.) GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C, laureate head right / VIRTVTI EXERCITVS, Mars advancing right, naked except for floating chlamys, holding transverse spear, with trophy over shoulder; Δ in left field, MKV in exergue. RIC 49.

Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd., E-Sale 40, 28 October 2017, lot 854;
Purchased from Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG, September 2009.
Ruslan KSep 06, 2019
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Galerius, as Caesar, Æ 1 Large Follis. AD 302-303.2 viewsTreveri mint, (10.40g, 30mm.) MAXIMIANVS NOBIL C, laureate and cuirassed bust right / GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, wearing modius, holding patera and cornucopiae; S-F across fields; ITR in exergue. RIC 508b.

From the inventory of Roma Numismatics Ltd.
Ruslan KSep 06, 2019
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Diocletian. Large Follis. AD 296-297.3 viewsTreveri mint, (8.96g, 27mm.) IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, laureate head right / GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae; A-Γ across fields, TR in exergue. RIC VI 187a.

Scarce.

Ex Dieter Alten Collection, purchased from Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG, March 2009.
Ruslan KSep 06, 2019
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Constantius II, Centenionalis, AD 348-350.4 viewsAntiochia, (20mm., 2.46g.) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust l., holding globe in r. hand. Rev. Emperor standing l., holding standard and shield, in l. field, two bound captives. In exergue, ANA. C 41. RIC 125.
Ruslan KSep 06, 2019
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Constantine I, Follis, AD 317.2 viewsTreveri ,(19mm., 3.60g.) Laureate and cuirassed bust r. Rev. Sol standing l., holding globe; in field, T-F and in exergue, BTR. RIC 128.
Ruslan KSep 06, 2019
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varb3531 viewsElagabalus
Perinthus, Thrace

Obv: [AVT] K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC. laureate head right.
Rev: ΠEPINΘIΩN -ΔIC N[EΩKOP]ΩN. Naked athlete standing facing, head right, holding palm frond in left hand and placing wreath on head with right hand.
18 mm, 3.86 gms

Varbanov 353, Schönert 707
Charles MSep 06, 2019
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S.1765 Henry V13 viewsGroat of Henry V, king of England, 1413-1422
Mint: London
Mintmark: cross pattee
S.1765
Class C

Ex- P.Hutchings, I.White
1 commentsNapSep 06, 2019
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S.816 Anglo-Saxon sceat4 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Series U
Type 23b
S.816
O: Standing figure right, holding crosses, ?on a boat
R: Pecking bird right, unusual symbol below neck

Ex- Silbury Coins
NapSep 06, 2019
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Syracuse, Deinomenid Tyranny, Hieron I. 6 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Deinomenid Tyranny, Hieron I. 478-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.26 gm) struck c. 478-475 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga r., Nike overhead. / Head of Arethusa r., hair in krobylos bound by taenia of pearls, wearing pearl necklace. Four dolphins around. ΣꓦꓣΑΚΟΣΙΟ-Ν. gVF. Boehringer VIIIb #146 (V65/R100); Randazzo 356; SNG Cop 1 #625; HGC 2 #1307 (same obv. die); Same dies: ACNAC Davis #49; Jameson 1908; Cosimo 209. cf. CNG 94 #106.1 commentsAnaximanderSep 05, 2019
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Roman Provincial, Moesia Inferior, Severus Alexander as Augustus, AE25 - 4 Assarion. Added to the Wildwinds site.1 viewsDionysopolis 218-222 A.D. 8.51g - 25.2mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: AYT K M AYP CEV AΛEZANΔPOC - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: ΔIONYCOΠOΛEITΩN / Δ - The Great God standing facing, looking left, kalathos on head, holding cornucopiae and patera over lighted altar at foot left. Value mark Δ in right field.

AMNG 381 (4, 9 and 22 citing Gotha and Milano); Murzakewicz and Varbanov 502.
Christian ScarlioliSep 05, 2019
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Roman Imperial. Constantine I as Augustus, AE Follis.1 viewsTrier 319 A.D. 3.65g - 17.3mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG - Helmeted, laureate, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP / VOT-PR - Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT PR over altar. Altar type Helvetica 5a (a star). Mintmark STR.

RIC VII 213, star.
Christian ScarlioliSep 05, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Severus Alexander as Augustus, AE As.1 viewsRome 224 A.D. 9.64g - 25.6mm, Axis 5h.

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG - Laureate, draped bust right.

Rev: PONTIF MAX TR P III COS PP / S-C - Providentia standing left, leaning on column, legs crossed, holding wand over globe and cornucopiae.

RIC IV-II 416; Sear 8094; Cohen 472.
Christian ScarlioliSep 05, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Severus Alexander as Augustus, AR Denarius.1 viewsRome 222-228 A.D. 3.23g - 19.9mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and sceptre.

RIC IV-II 173.
Christian ScarlioliSep 05, 2019
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Caracalla. AR Tetradrachm. Struck circa AD 215-217.5 viewsSELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. (25mm, 13.09 g, 12h).Laureate head right / Eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, star above crescent. Prieur 235 (this coin; second example illustrated [CP 684]); McAlee 688. Lightly toned with underlying luster, a touch of porosity. Near EF.

From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Gilmore Collection.
Ruslan KSep 05, 2019
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Domitian RIC-70925 viewsÆ As, 10.61g
Rome mint, 90-91 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI; S C in field; Virtus stg. r., foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium
RIC 709 (C2). BMC 452. BNC 482.
Acquired from Prafectus Coins, August 2019.

The Virtus type was struck repeatedly on Domitian's middle bronze from 84 onwards. I. Carradice in his 1983 monograph on Domitian's coinage says the following concerning the type - 'Virtus is a military type, symbolic of the courage of Domitian and the mutual devotion between the army and emperor.' Virtus first appears on the coinage in the flurry of Germania Capta types that were struck soon after Domitian's German triumph. She is depicted in traditional Amazon attire.

A superb example in fine style.
1 commentsDavid AthertonSep 05, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.04.03 corr.3 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 27, 11.09g, 27.21mm, 225°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AVT K P CE - P GETAC AV
Laureate head r.
rev. [V F]L OVLPIAN - NIKOPOLI / [PROC I]
Athena, in long double chiton, helmeted, stg. frontal, head r., resting with raised r.
hand on spear and holding in lowered l. hand shield set on small base
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1664 var.(has NIKOPOLIT)
b) Varbanov 3275 var. (= AMNG 1664)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.22.4.3 corr. (writes NIKOPOLIT)
F, light green patina

JochenSep 04, 2019
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Augustus RPC 414230 viewsSELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Tetradrachm
(27mm, 14.56 g, 12h). In the name and types of the Seleucid king Philip I Philadelphus. Dated year 26 of the Caesarean Era (24/23 BC).
Obv: Diademed head of Philip I right within fillet border
Rev: Zeus Nicephorus seated left; monogram to inner left and below throne, ςK (date) and thunderbolt in exergue; all within wreath.
Prieur 19; McAlee 19 (this coin illustrated); RPC I 4142; SC 2491.16; HGC 9, 1360p. Toned, some porosity and surface striations. Fine. Rare, seven known to Prieur, and two in CoinArchives.
From the Michel Prieur Collection, purchased privately from Richard McAlee.
CNG E-Auction 451 Lot 272 September 4, 2019
2 commentsorfewSep 04, 2019
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Lydia. Sardes ( 188-133 B.C.)7 viewsÆ15
O: Laureate head of Apollo right.
R: ΣAPΔIANΩN; divided by club, all within wreath.
3.52g
15mm
SNG Copenhagen 470 ff.
MatSep 04, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Domitian as Augustus, AE As. From a 100 year old collection.4 viewsRome 86 A.D. 9.90g - 28.8mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P - Laureate head right.

Rev: MONETA AVGVST / SC - Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.

RIC II 496.
Christian ScarlioliSep 04, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Trajan as Augustus, AE As. From a 100 year old collection.2 viewsRome 99 A.D. 10.49g - 27.2mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M - Laureate head right.

Rev: T R POT COS II / SPQR/ S-C - Victory walking left, holding palm-branch and shield inscribed SPQR.

RIC II 395.
1 commentsChristian ScarlioliSep 04, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Galerius Maximian as Caesar, AE Follis.3 viewsCarthage 299-303 A.D. 11.39g / 29.4mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES - Laureate head right.

Rev: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART - Carthago standing front, looking left, holding fruit in both hands. Mintmark Δ.

RIC VI 32b.
1 commentsChristian ScarlioliSep 04, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Constantius I Chlorus as Caesar, AE Follis.3 viewsCarthage 298-299 A.D. 10.64g - 27.7mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES - Laureate head right.

Rev: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART - Carthago standing facing, head left, in long robe, holding fruits in both hands. Mintmark Γ.

RIC VI 32a.
1 commentsChristian ScarlioliSep 04, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Galerius Maximian as Caesar, AE Follis.3 viewsLyons 304 A.D. 8.53g - 27mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: MAXIMIANVS NOB C - Laureate, cuirassed bust right.

GENIO POPVLI ROMANI - Genius standing left sacrificing from patera over flaming altar and holding cornucopiae, B to right. Mintmark PLG.

RIC VI 164, B.
1 commentsChristian ScarlioliSep 04, 2019
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M. VOLTEIUS M.F. ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS VOLTEIA AR Denarius4 viewsOBVERSE: Laureate head of Jupiter right
REVERSE: Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus with closed doors; thunderbolt on pediment; below, M. VOLTEI. M. F.
Rome 78BC
3.60g, 18mm
Crawford 385/1; Sydenham 774; Volteia 1
1 commentsLegatusSep 04, 2019
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PLANTAGENET. Edward I. 1272-1307. AR Penny. 1302-1303.6 viewsCanterbury mint. (19mm, 1.40 g, 9h). New Coinage type, class 10ab3, +EDWARD R ANGL DNS hYB, crowned facing bust, star on breast; crown with tall thin ornaments; interlocked W and broken S in legend / Voided long cross; three pellets in quarters. SCBI 39 (North), 533; North 1037/1; SCBC 1408. Ruslan KSep 03, 2019
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Cilicia, Anazarbos, pseudo-autonomous, SNG Levante 1784 viewsCilicia, Anazarbos, pseudo-autonomous, time of Trajan (AD 98-117)
AE 19 (Hemiassarion), 4.78g, 19.29g, 0°
struck AD 107/8 (CY 126)
obv. [K]AICAREWN - PR ANA
Bust of Tyche (as City Goddess), draped, veiled and wearing mural crown, r.
rev. ETOVC [s]KR (126)
bust of Athena, cuirassed, wearing crested helmet, r.
ref. RPC III, 3367; Ziegler Anazarbos 96; SNG Levante 1278
F+, nice olive green patina

1 commentsJochenSep 03, 2019
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George III,1760-1820. Eighteenpence Banktoken 1813. BANK OF ENGLAND ISSUE.6 viewsLondon mint. (7.4 g.) S-3772. Ruslan KSep 03, 2019
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George III. 1760-1820. HANOVER. AR Dollar. Bank of England issue. Dated 1815.3 views(35mm, 14.57 g, 12h). Laureate head right / Denomination and date within wreath.
ESC 423; SCBC 3770.
Ruslan KSep 03, 2019
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George II. 1727-1760. AR 6 pence, dated 1757.3 views(3.02 gm; 20 mm). GEORGIVS•II•DEI•GRATIA, laureate, draped and armoured bust left / crowned cruciform coats of arms around rayed garter star; 17-57 across fields above. S 3710A; ESC 1618.Ruslan KSep 03, 2019
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Maximianus. First reign,antoninianus A.D. 291.2 views
Rome mint,(23 mm, 3.2 g,). IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVGG, Hercules standing right, holding trophy, club, and lionskin; XXIΓ in exergue. RIC 515. Scarce.
Ruslan KSep 03, 2019
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Diocletian. Antoninianus. Struck A.D. 295-296.1 viewsCyzicus mint, (22 mm, 4,0 g.). IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA MILITVM, emperor standing right, holding parazonium, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, holding scepter; B//XXI. RIC 306.Ruslan KSep 03, 2019
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Syracuse, Deinomenid Tyranny, Hieron I. 4 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Deinomenid Tyranny, Hieron I. 485-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.37 gm) struck 478-475 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga r., Nike overhead. / Head of Arethusa r., hair in krobylos bound by taenia and wearing pearl necklace, four dolphins around. Σꓦꓤ-ΑΚΟ-ΣΙΟ-Ν (ꓣ inverted). gVF. CNG 81 #153. Ex-Stacks (7 Mar. 2006) #586; Ex-CNG Web Shop #77060. SNG ANS 5 #63 (same obv. die); Boehringer Syrakuse series IXa #198 (V88/R137); Dewing 722 (same dies); HGC 2 #1306. cf. Roma Num. E18 #94 (same dies); NAC A110 #10 (same obv. die). AnaximanderSep 03, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Galerius Maximian as Caesar, AE Follis.3 viewsTrier 303-305 A.D. 12.04g - 28.6mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: MAXIMIANVS NOBIL C - Laureate, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI - Genius standing left, tower on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae, S-F across fields. Mintmark PTR.

RIC VI 594b.
Christian ScarlioliSep 03, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Diocletian as Augustus, AE Follis.3 viewsTrier 298-299 A.D. 8.61g - 28mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IMP DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG - Laureate, cuirassed bust right.

GENIO POPV LI ROMANI - Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chalmys over left shoulder, holding patera & cornucopiae, B - ★in fields. TR in ex.

RIC VI 292a.
Christian ScarlioliSep 03, 2019
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Roman Empire Provincial, Commodus as Augustus, Thrace, AE21 - 2 Assarion. Added to the Wildwinds site.39 viewsPhilippopolis 177-192 A.D. 4.52g - 21.2mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: AY KOMMOΔOC ANTΩNINOC - Laureate head right.

Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN - Apollo standing left, holding patera in left hand over lighted altar, holding olive branch in right hand.

Varbanov 995 ("Bonus Eventus"); Moushmov 5182.
Christian ScarlioliSep 03, 2019
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SNG American Numismatic Society. Table of Contents.109 viewsSylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Part 1 to 9 | The Collection of the American Numismatic Society | Table of Contents (and ONLY the Table of Contents).
11,991 coins, 388 plates.
Collection highlight: The backbone of this collection is that of Edward T. Newell, and is rich in Southern Italian and Sicilian coinage. Part 9 has extensive Baktrian coinage.
1 commentsAnaximanderSep 03, 2019
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Constantine 8.08.01712 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS P AG
(R .laur, cuir, draped)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left)
T |F
PLN in ex
London 3.50g
Not in RIC CT 8.08.017 (RR)
(ex Steve Thomas)
NoviomagusSep 03, 2019
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Diocletian. Æ Large Follis. Struck circa AD 299-303.58 views Carthage mint. (28mm, 9.6 g). Laureate head right / Carthage standing facing, head left, holding fruits in both hands; A. RIC VI 31a.Ruslan KSep 02, 2019
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Galerius Maximianus BI Post-Reform Radiate. AD 305-306.86 viewsAlexandria mint, (2,5g.;21 mm.) IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA MILITVM, Galerius standing right, holding short sceptre, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter, standing left holding long sceptre; Г between, ALE in exergue. RIC 48Г. Ruslan KSep 02, 2019
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Hadrian AR Denarius. Late 125-early 128 AD.70 viewsRome mint. (19 mm. 2,69 g.) HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate bust right with draped far shoulder / COS III, Genius standing left, sacrificing over a lighted altar and holding cornucopiae. RIC 173; RSC 335.Ruslan KSep 02, 2019
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Augustus Provincial AE quadrans, Colonia Patricia3 viewsAugustus (27 BC – 14 AD)

AE Quadrans, Colonia Patricia

Obv: PERM. CAES. AVG. Bust left.
Rev.: COLO. PATR. Sacrifice implements
ABH-1993.

Weigth: 2.3g.
Diameter: 15mm.
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