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Provincial, Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, AE25, MAPKIANΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ0 viewsAE25
Roman Provincial: Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Julia Domna
Born circa: 170AD - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
25.0mm 8.26gr 1h
O: IΟνΛΙA ΔΟΜΝΑ CΕΒ; Draped bust, hair in bun, right.
R: MAPKIANOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ; Statuary group of the three Graces, standing. Outer two facing, with heads turned inward. Middle with back facing and arms around other two.
Markianapolis, Moesia Inferior Mint
AMNG I 603; H & J Markianopolis 6.17.26.9 (I believe); Varbanov 887 var. (Obv. legend); Moushmov 417.
Based on ACsearch.info, the identification listed above is the best I could surmise without having all of these references to look at. Any further clarification on this attribution would be welcome.
Savoca Auctions 13th Blue Auction, Lot 731.
12/1/18 12/11/18
Nicholas ZDec 12, 2018
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Ć Half-tetarteron, Constantinople (Sear 2058; DOC IV Type A; Grierson 1265)1 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Bust of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion
Rev: Leaved patriarchal cross
Quant.GeekDec 12, 2018
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NATᾹ - Denarius, Crawford 108/10 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 149 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Victory in biga, NATᾹ below horses, ROMA in framed border in exergue

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.60 gm.
Reference: Crawford 208/1
Provenance: Privately purchased from Richard Horst, 23-April-1983.

Comments:
Moneyer Pinarius Natta, Not otherwise known.
Well centered and very nice old toning. VF.
Steve B5Dec 11, 2018
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Anonymous Roma Denarius - Dioscuri Galloping (Syd 311)2 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, after 211 BC
4.21g

Obv: Helmeted head of Roma (R), behind, X.

Rev: The Dioscuri galloping (R); below, ROMA in linear frame.

Sydenham 311. RBW –. Crawford 53/2.

ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian.

Naville Numismatics Auction 45, Lot 374

An example of the earliest denarius coinage from its first production in the last part of the 3rd and early 2nd centuries BC. Rome overhauled its coinage around 211 BC and introduced the denarius, containing an average 4.5 grams, or 1/72 of a Roman pound, of silver. The word dēnārius is derived from the Latin dēnī "containing ten", as its value was originally of 10 assēs. It formed the backbone of Roman currency throughout the Roman Republic.
Optimo PrincipiDec 11, 2018
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Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. Alexandria. Ptolemy I Soter (Circa 305-282 BC)2 viewsAR Tetradrachm

26.5 mm, 13.25 g

Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right

Reverse: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed; P / AΠP monogram.

Svoronos 255
Nathan PDec 11, 2018
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6212 GYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 136-37 AD Egyptian temple3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6212.3; Dattari-Savio Pl. 97, 1975 (this coin); Emmett 996.21; Köln 1230 same die pair

Issue L KA = year 21

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

Rev. L ΚΑ
Egyptian temple with pylons with statue of Isis, holding sceptre

21.50 gr
33 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiDec 11, 2018
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0458, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, in left field, Λ above torch, Δ below throne.8 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0458, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, in left field, Λ above torch, Δ below throne.
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter. Controls: In left field, Λ above torch, Δ below throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-27,0mm, weight: 17,10g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint, date: c. 336-323 B.C., ref: Price 458,
Q-001
quadransDec 11, 2018
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Sicily, Syracuse. Second Democracy(Circa 415-405 BC)1 viewsHemilitron

16mm, 3.82 g

Obverse: Head of Arethusa to left, hair in sphendone.

Rev. ΣY-PA Wheel of four spokes, dolphins in lower quarters.

CNS 22. SNG ANS 404-410.

Arethusa was a naiad (a water nymph) who frolicked in the vicinity of Olympia and was desired and pursued by the river-god Alpheios . She appealed for assistance from Artemis, goddess of the moon and the hunt and the protector of women. Aretemis transformed her into an underground stream emerging as a freshwater spring on the Sicilian island of Ortygia, the future site of Syracuse. Undaunted, Alpheios diverted his river’s flow underground to follow Arethusa, and both of their waters now mingle eternally in the Fountain of Arethusa in Ortygia. Arethusa’s image on coins is usually accompanied by dolphins, which were common in the sea around Ortygia in classical times.
Nathan PDec 11, 2018
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Macedonia, Neapolis, (c.375-350 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, #110 viewsMacedonia, Neapolis, (c.375-350 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, #1
avers: Facing gorgoneion.
reverse: Ν-Ε-Ο-Π, Head of the nymph right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0mm, weight: 1,8g, axes: h,
mint: Macedonia, Neapolis, date: c.375-350 B.C., ref: SNG ANS 428-54, HGC 3.1, 588.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransDec 11, 2018
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6028 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Sarapis bust4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6028.7; Dattari-Savio Pl. 89, 12254 (this coin); Köln 1188; Emmett 1026.19

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear.

Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ
Bust of Sarapis, wearing kalathos and laurel wreath, r.; below, eagle standing facing, head l., with outstretched wings

21.78 gr
29 mm
h
3 commentsokidokiDec 11, 2018
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RIC 0463 Domitianus9 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P - Laureate head of Domitian right, with aegis.
Rev: GERMANIA CAPTA / S C - Trophy; to right, German captive standing right, hands bound, head left; to left, Germania seated left; around, arms.
AE/Sestertius - mm 35,73 mm 25,84 die axis 6 - Struck in Rome 86 a.D.
RIC 463 (C), BMCRE 372, BNF 395
Purchased from L'Art Des Gents
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusDec 11, 2018
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Hephthalites. Nezak Huns.. AR drachm. "Napki Malka" series. .0 views
Hephthalites. Nezak Huns.. AR drachm. "Napki Malka" series. .
Circa 515.680 A.D.
Obverse..Bust right wearing winged-bull head-dress. Pahlavi legends nycky MLK-A
Reverse:Fire altar with attendants, Solar wheels above.
3.41 grams....24.64 mm.
Vondrovec [Göbl] 198
Paul R3Dec 11, 2018
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Vespasian RIC-16725 viewsĆ Sestertius, 24.60g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 167 (C3). BMC 543.
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., Vespasian stg. r. with spear and parazonium, foot on helmet; to r., Judaea std. r. on cuirass
Acquired from Denarius, December 2018.

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 capture of Jerusalem in August of 70 is awe inspiring. We have Josephus' description of the joint triumph of 71 held for Vespasian and Titus in book 7 of his 'Jewish War', the buildings and monuments erected by the regime, and more importantly for our purposes we have the coins. Judaea Capta types were struck in all metals for almost as long as the dynasty ruled. The first flurry of these came in 71, presumably in conjunction with the triumph, amidst a great issue of bronze coinage that same year. One of the most iconic Judaea Capta types is this sestertius' reverse featuring a triumphal Vespasian with a defeated Judaea at his feet, not surprisingly one of the more common types from the issue. Vespasian is seen proudly standing holding a spear and parazonium (a triangular sword) with his foot on an enemy helmet, while Judaea is sitting on a captured cuirass in abject despair - take note of their size discrepancy. The iconography on display here strongly hints at what the spectators of the triumph likely witnessed. The slight of hand the Flavian regime devised which transformed defeated rebel provincials into a foreign menace is truly amazing.

Honest wear with some minor cleaning scratches.
4 commentsDavid AthertonDec 11, 2018
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RIC 447 Domitian Denarius24 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI
laureate head right.

IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P
Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at feet to right.

Rome, 86 AD
3.4g

RIC II 447 (R).

Ex-Coast to Coast coins 2006; Ex-Ancient & Medieval Coins Canada Auction 1, Lot 175
7 commentsJay GT4Dec 11, 2018
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3 viewsQuant.GeekDec 11, 2018
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5 viewsQuant.GeekDec 11, 2018
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3 viewsQuant.GeekDec 11, 2018
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2 viewsQuant.GeekDec 11, 2018
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Large Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2056; DOC IV Type B; Grierson 1263; CLBC 11.24.1)8 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Columnar legend O/ЄM/MA on left, NϪ/HA on right. Bust of Christ Emmanuel, bearded (sic) and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, blesses with right hand in front of chest, and holds Gospels in left
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and chlamys; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
Quant.GeekDec 11, 2018
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4 viewsQuant.GeekDec 11, 2018
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L.SAVF - Denarius, Crawford 204/13 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 152 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Victory in Biga.L.SAVF below. ROMA in raised letters in a two line framed border.

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.97 gm.
Reference: Crawford 204/1
Provenance: Naville 5, 24-Feb-2014. Lot 96

Comments:
Moneyer L. Saufeius, Not otherwise known.
Reverse slightly off-center obscuring the ROMA Legend, otherwise EF.
1 commentsSteve B5Dec 11, 2018
020_Vespasian_(69-79_AD),_Lydia,_Sardis,_AE-21_T__Fl__Eisigonos,_strategos_,_RPC_II_1312_1,_Q-001,_6h,_20-21mm,_6,97g-s~0.jpg
Lydia, Sardis, 020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1312, AE-21, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter,16 viewsLydia, Sardis, 020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1312, AE-21, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter,
avers: AYTOK KAIC OYЄCΠACIANΩ, Laureate head of Vespasian right.
reverse: ЄΠI ΦΛ ЄICΓONOV CAPΔIANΩN, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter, to left, monogram above lighted altar.
T. Fl. Eisigonos, strategos.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 6,97g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Sardis, date: 69-79 A.D., ref: RPC II 1312, Waddington 5248,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransDec 11, 2018
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020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1312, Lydia, Sardis, AE-21, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter,16 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1312, Lydia, Sardis, AE-21, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter,
avers: AYTOK KAIC OYЄCΠACIANΩ, Laureate head of Vespasian right.
reverse: ЄΠI ΦΛ ЄICΓONOV CAPΔIANΩN, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter, to left, monogram above lighted altar.
T. Fl. Eisigonos, strategos.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 6,97g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Sardis, date: 69-79 A.D., ref: RPC II 1312, Waddington 5248,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransDec 11, 2018
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Ionia, Ephesos, (c.387-295 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, BMC 54, E/Φ//--, Forepart of stag right,17 viewsIonia, Ephesos, (c.387-295 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, BMC 54, E/Φ//--, Forepart of stag right,
avers: E-Φ, Bee with straight wings.
reverse: E-Φ, Forepart of stag right, head turned back.
exergue: E/Φ//--, diameter: 7,0-8,0mm, weight: 0,86g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Ephesos, date:c.387-295 B.C., ref: BMC 54, SNG Cop 241, Babelon Traite 1889, SNG Turkey 190-192,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransDec 10, 2018
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Anonymous issues. Time of Hadrian to Antoninus Pius. Rome Quadrans 117-161 AD5 viewsReference.
RIC 24

Obv.
Diademed and draped bust of Venus right

Rev. S-C
Dove standing right.

4.05 gr
15 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiDec 10, 2018
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BCC MA322 viewsBronze Ring Fragment
Caesarea Maritima
1st-2nd Century CE?
Fragment of bronze alloy ring
with sculptured bezel in the
form of a bust of Bes(?),
or perhaps Serapis.
12 x 8 x 2.5mm wt. 0.6gm.
Surface find, 1972
v-dromeDec 10, 2018
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Struck 1477 - 1480, EDWARD IV, Second Reign (1471 - 1483), AR Groat minted at London, England7 viewsObverse: EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL (Z FRANC +). Crowned bust of Edward IV facing within tressure of arches, trefoils on cusps, all within beaded circle. Small crosses in spaces between words in legend. Mintmark, off-flan, pierced cross.
Reverse: POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM +/ CIVITAS LONDON. Long cross dividing two concentric legends separated by two beaded circles into quarters, trefoil in each quarter of inner circle. Mintmark, pierced cross.
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 2.7gms | Die Axis: 11
SPINK: 2096 var. (DEI rather than DI in obverse legend)

Edward IV was King of England from March 1461 to October 1470, and again from April 1471 until his sudden death in 1483. He was the first Yorkist King of England. The first half of his rule was marred by the violence associated with the Wars of the Roses, but he overcame the Lancastrian challenge to the throne at Tewkesbury in 1471 and there were no further rebellions in England during the rest of his reign.
In 1475, Edward declared war on France, landing at Calais in June. However, his ally Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, failed to provide any significant military assistance leading Edward to undertake negotiations with the French, with whom he came to terms under the Treaty of Picquigny. France provided him with an immediate payment of 75,000 crowns and a yearly pension of 50,000 crowns, thus allowing him to "recoup his finances.” Edward also backed an attempt by Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany and brother of King James III of Scotland, to take the Scottish throne in 1482. Edward's younger brother, the Duke of Gloucester (and future King Richard III) led an invasion of Scotland that resulted in the capture of Edinburgh and the Scottish king himself. Alexander Stewart, however, reneged on his agreement with Edward. The Duke of Gloucester then withdrew from his position in Edinburgh, though he did retain Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Edward became subject to an increasing number of ailments when his health began to fail and he fell fatally ill at Easter in 1483. He survived long enough though to add some codicils to his will, the most important being to name his brother Richard, Duke of Gloucester as Protector after his death. He died on 9th April 1483 and was buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. He was succeeded first by his twelve-year-old son Edward V of England, who was never crowned, and then by his brother who reigned as Richard III.
It is not known what actually caused Edward's death. Pneumonia, typhoid and poison have all been conjectured, but some have attributed his death to an unhealthy lifestyle because he had become stout and inactive in the years before his death.
2 comments*AlexDec 10, 2018
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2225 CARIA Harpasa Hadrian, Harpasos reclining4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2225; BMC 7, Delrieux 28/HP/5; Paris 676 = Wa 2394

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΑΡΠΑСΗΝΩΝ
River-god Harpasos reclining l., holding reed in r. hand, l. resting on overturned vase form which water flows

5.79 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiDec 10, 2018
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2543 LYDIA, Saiita Hadrian, Roma seated2 viewsReference
RPC III, 2543; Winterthur 3886

Magistrate Cl. Machairiôn (archon)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ СΕΒΑС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r. (seen from rear)

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΚΛ ΜΑΧΑΙΡΙ[ΩΝΟС] ΑΡΧ СΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ
Roma helmeted seated l. on shield with parazonium, holding Nike with wreath on her extended r. hand, transverse spear in l.

16.15 gr
30 mm
6h

Note.
P. Weiss, 'Hadrian in Lydien', Chiron 25 (1995), pp. 213-24, suggests that the coins of Macharion from Saitta refer to an imperial visit to the city in 124.
1 commentsokidokiDec 10, 2018
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Pontos, Amisos (as Peiraieos). (Circa 435-370 BC)5 viewsAR Siglos

17 mm, 5.75 g

Persic standard. Aristeos, magistrate.

Obverse: Head of Hera left, wearing ornate stephane, earring, and necklace

Reverse: [ΠEIPA] in exergue, owl with spread wings standing facing on shield; across field in to lines, magistrate's name: A-PIΣ/TE-OΣ.

Malloy 1v; HGC 7, 229.

Amisos, situated on the southern shore of the Black Sea, was originally settled by the Milesians, perhaps as far back as the 8th century BC. The city was captured by the Persians in 550 BC and became part of Cappadocia (satrapy). In the 5th century BC, Amisos became a free state and one of the members of the Delian League led by the Athenians; it was then renamed Peiraieos under Pericles. In the 4th century BC the city came under the control of the Kingdom of Pontus.
2 commentsNathan PDec 10, 2018
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, altar, anticlockwise legend5 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
First half of the second century
Obv: draped bust of Artemis Persica r., with quiver at l. shoulder, bow and arrow at breast
Rev.: ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡΕΩN, anticlockwise legend, garlanded and lighted altar
AE, 3.61g, 14mm
Ref.: RPC online -
2 commentsshanxiDec 10, 2018
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) BI Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2047; DOC IV Type D; CLBC 11.23.3)7 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in left hand and bless with right hand in front of chest; Asterisk above cushion on throne, on both sides
Rev: Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; hods in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left, globus cruciger

This is the second sub-type of 11.23.3 which has an even smaller die size. The image of Christ is truncated even further to a point where the image stops at Christ's knees. It is the rarer of the two types of 11.23.3. See Marchev-Wachter for more information.
Quant.GeekDec 10, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, RPC, Pergamon, Augustus, RPC I 23551 viewsAugustus
Pergamon, Mysia, 27 BC-AD 14
Ae 18
Obv.: ΠЄPΓAMHNOI CЄBACTON, Laureate head right; to right, capricorn right.
Rev.: AYTOKPATOPA KAICAPA, Tetrastyle temple, containing facing statue of Augustus.
AE, 18mm, 4.37g
Ref.: RPC I 2355
shanxiDec 10, 2018
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-3137, RIC V-I 386, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVT ORBIS, -/-//A, Female, and Emperor,17 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-3137, RIC V-I 386, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVT ORBIS, -/-//A, Female, and Emperor,
avers: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: RESTITVT OR BIS, Female figure standing right, crowning Emperor in military dress standing left, holding spear (or long sceptre) in the left hand. (Emperor and Woman 1)
exergue: -/-//A, diameter: 21,0mm, weight: 3,75g, axes: 0h,
mint: Antioch, off-1, iss-4, date: 272-273 A.D., ref: T-3137 (Estiot), RIC V-I 386,
Q-001
quadransDec 10, 2018
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SBVC 1053; Constans II; AE follis3 viewsObv: EN TVTO NIKA, Constans standing facing, crowned, cloaked and cuirassed, holding long cross and cross on globe
Rev: large M, cross to left, cross above, cross to right; mintmark CRTS
Mint: Carthage
Date: 641-668 AD
SBVC 1053
28mm
12.36g
1 commentswileycDec 10, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Ć Half Follis, Nicomedia, RY 16 (Sear 203; DOC 236; MIBE 153)8 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVI; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large K; cross above, A/N/N/O and XЧ in field; CH in exergue
Dim: 30 mm, 10.28 g, 11 h
1 commentsQuant.GeekDec 10, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Ć Nummus, Carthage (Sear 281; DOC 309; MIBE 193)6 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right
Rev: Large A
Dim: 10 mm, 0.53 g, 4 h

This issue was struck shortly after Belisarius defeated Gelimer, the last king of the Vandals, which reunited the African provinces with the Empire.
Quant.GeekDec 10, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius II Constantine (578-582 CE) Ć Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 438A; DOC 22; MIBE 33a)4 viewsObv: d m TIb PP AVI; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Tiberius II, Constantine right
Rev: Large Ч
Dim: 18 mm, 1.79 g, 1 h
1 commentsQuant.GeekDec 09, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Tiberius II Constantine (578-582) Ć Follis, Theopolis, RY 6 (Sear 448; DOC 41; MIBE 47)4 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust of Tiberius II Constantine, wearing crown surmounted with cross and consular robes, holding mappa and eagle-tipped scepter
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and Ч; above, cross; in exergue, THЄЧP'
Dim: 31 mm, 14.59 g, 7 h
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Judaea, Under Claudius I, Nero Claudius Caesar, Britannicus by Antonius Felix (54 AD), AE Prutah, Year 143 viewsRoman Provincial, Judaea, Under Claudius I, Nero Claudius Caesar, Britannicus by Antonius Felix (54 AD), AE Prutah, Year 14

Obverse: NƐPW KΛAY KAICAP, Two shields, two spears crossed, within dotted circle border, off-center.

Reverse: BPIT, L-[IΔ], K[AI], Six branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates, within dotted circle border.

Reference: Hendin 1348, RPC I 4971, TJC 340, GBC 1348, Meshorer 34o

Ex: VCoins - Holyland Ancient Coin Corporation - Musa Ali
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EB0210.1 Perseus / Cornucopiae1 viewsAmisos, PONTOS, AE 17, time of Mithradates VI, 120-63 BC.
Obverse: Draped bust of Mithradates as Perseus right, wing at his temple.
Reverse: AMIΣOY, Cornucopiae between two pilei (caps of the Dioskuri) each surmounted by a star.
References: SNG vA 70; SNG Stockholm 1848; SNG Cop. 161; BMC 65; Waddington 32.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 4.182g.
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EB0210 Artemis / Tripod0 viewsAmisos, PONTOS, AE 13, 125-100 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Artemis right, [bow & quiver at shoulder].
Reverse: Tripod.
References: BMC 38; SNG BMC 1139; SNG Stancomb 671.
Diameter: 13.5mm, Weight: 2.367g.
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EB0209 Ares / Sword1 viewsAmisos, PONTOS, AE 20, Late 2nd - Early 1st Century BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Ares right.
Reverse: AMI-ΣOY, sword in sheath. Star and crescent in upper left, monogram in lower left.
References: SG 3643.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 8.658g.
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EB0208 Gorgon / Nike0 viewsAmisos, PONTOS, AE 21, 200-63 BC
Obverse: Aegis with facing Gorgon in the centre.
Reverse: AMI-ΣOY, Nike advancing right, holding palm over shoulder with both hands.
References: BMC 75.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 7.587g.
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EB0207 Gorgon / Nike0 viewsAmisos, PONTOS, AE 21, 200-63 BC
Obverse: Aegis with facing Gorgon in the centre.
Reverse: AMI-ΣOY, Nike advancing right, holding palm over shoulder with both hands.
References: BMC 75.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 7.454g.
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Julia Mamaea Denarius - Felicitas (RIC 335)10 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 222-235 AD
3.43g

Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea (R)
IVLIA MAMAEA AVG

Rev: Felicitas standing front, head to left, legs crossed, holding caduceus in her right hand and leaning on column with her left elbow.
FELICITAS PVBLICA

RIC 335, BMC 483, Cohen 17

ex. Maggiore Collection, formed in the late 1970s to early 2000s.

Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6, Lot 1062

Julia Avita Mamaea (180–235) was the second daughter of Julia Maesa, a powerful Roman woman of Syrian origin, and Syrian noble Gaius Julius Avitus Alexianus. She was a niece of empress Julia Domna and sister of Julia Soaemias Bassiana (mother of Elegabalus). She was born and raised in Emesa (modern Homs, Syria). She was the mother of Roman Emperor Alexander Severus and served as regent of Rome and de facto ruler during her son's reign.

In 232, mother and son were sent north to deal with a German attack. Alexander so alienated the Rhine legions by his lack of military prowess and his inflexibility towards pay that the troops proclaimed Maximinus Thrax as emperor in 235. Troops sent to kill Alexander found him clinging to his mother in a tent. Mother and son were butchered together, ending the Severan dynasty.
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EB0206 Perseus / Pegasos0 viewsMithradates VI, Amisos, PONTOS, AE 25, 120-63 BC.
Obverse: Head of Mithradates VI, as Perseus, right.
Reverse: Pegasos standing left, drinking; ΑΜΙΣΟΥ in exergue.
References: SG 2639; Waddington, RG 32; SNG BM Black Sea 1217; SNG Cop. 158.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 11.081g.
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Cn. Pompeius Magnus and Terentius Varro30 viewsCn. Pompeius Magnus and Terentius Varro. Denarius, mint moving with Pompey 49 BC, 4 grs.
Obs. : (VARRO·PRO – Q) Terminal bust of Jupiter r., wearing diadem.
Rev. : Sceptre between dolphin and eagle; in exergue, MAGN·PRO / COS.
Babelon Terentia 15 and Pompeia 7. Sear Imperators 8. C 3. Sydenham 1033 var. Woytek Arma et Nummi p. 558. RBW –. Crawford 447/1a.
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) Ć Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 647; DOC 40; MIBE 67)2 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, with long beard
Rev: Large Ч
Dim: 17mm, 1.53 g, 6h
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M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus2 viewsM. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. Denarius 69 BC. 3.92 grs.
Obs. : Draped female bust r.; behind, unidentified symbol.
Rev. : M PLAETORI CEST S·C Half-length bust of Sors facing on tablet inscribed SORS.
Babelon Plaetoria 10. Sydenham 801. RBW 1448. Crawford 405/2.
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Kings of Macedonia, Philip III, Struck under Leonnatos Arrhidaios or Antigonos I Monophthalmos, AR Drachm1 viewsAsia Minor (Uncertain mint) 323-317 B.C. 3.92g - 16.6mm, Axis 12h.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rev: [ΦIΛIΠΠOY] - Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, Lambda below throne.
Price 115.
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Vespasian dynastic denarius25 viewsVespasian, 69-79. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.11 g, 1 h), Ephesus, 69-70.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to right.
Rev: LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS Titus and Domitian, veiled and togate, standing front, each with patera.
BMC 430. Cohen 248. RIC 1395. RPC II 805. Rare.
Minor marks and slightly rough, otherwise, about very fine.
From the R. Marbacher Collection, Switzerland.
Leu Numismatic December 09 2018 Web Auction 6Lot 908
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Trajan, Augustus, AE Drachm 1 viewsEgypt, Alexandria Year 16 = 112-113 A.D. 18.40g - 34.2mm, Axis 12h.
Obv: AVT TPAIAN CЄB ΓЄPM ∆AKIK - Laureate bust right, aegis on far shoulder.
Rev: The Dioskouroi standing facing, heads turned towards each other, holding spears; LI-ϛ (date) across field.
Köln 639; Milne -; Emmett 443.
Rare.
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Umayyad, Abd al-Malik, (65-86 AH, 685-705 A.D.), A-126, AR-Dirham, #118 viewsUmayyad, Abd al-Malik, (65-86 AH, 685-705 A.D.), A-126, AR-Dirham, #1
avers: in the field: لا اله الا/الله وحده/لا شرك له, There is no diety except/(the one) God alone/He has no equal,
in the margin: In the name of God. This Dirham was struck in al-Basra.
reverse: in the field: الله احد الله/الصمد لم يلد و/ لم يولد و لم يكن/له كفوا احد, God is One God/The eternal and indivisible, who has not begotten, and/has not been begotten and never is there/His equal.
in the margin: محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون, Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,0mm, weight: 2,83g, axes: h,
mint: Umayyad, al-Basra, date: 82 AH, 701 A.D., ref: A-126, Klat-550,
Q-001
"Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan is the Umayyad Caliph responsible for the reformed coinage in the Islamic world and as such this coin represents one of the earliest true and purely Islamic coins."
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5910.19 cf EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Drachm 123-24 AD Sphinx right6 viewsReference.
cf RPC 5910.19; cf Dattari-Savio Pl. 99, 7913a (this coin) Date correction

Issue L H = year 8

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

Rev. L Η
Sphinx wearing Hemhem crown, horns and feathers with crocodile emerging from chest, walking, r., on serpent; above, griffin

20.05 gr
35 mm
h

Note.
This Dattari plate coin needs a Correction on the Date

it is L H Issue year 8, this goes with the bust types used in his early reign

L IH is dated with another bust seen from rear also the is no room for L IH

This bust is not seen after year 8, also sphinx wears a Hemhem crown, normaly one sees a crown of disc
Also the serpent is a bit odd looking like it has two heads?
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EB0204 Apollo / Sirius1 viewsKarthaea on Keos, Cyclades. 3rd Century BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: [KAΡΘA] around, forepart of a dog (Sirius) left surrounded by rays.
References: SG 3077.
Diameter: 11.5mm, Weight: 1.37g.
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C. Egnatius Cn. f. Cn. n. Maxumus6 viewsC. Egnatius Cn. f. Cn. n. Maxumus. Denarius 75 BC. 4 grs.
Obs. : MAXSMVS Laureate and diademed bust of Libertas r.; behind, pileus .
Rev. : G – CNN Roma and Venus standing facing and both holding staff, the former with her l. foot on wolf’s head and the latter has Cupid alighting on her shoulder; on either side, rudders on prow. In exergue, C·EGNATIVS· CN· F.
Babelon Egnatia 3. Sydenham 787. Crawford 391/3
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Gordian III, Augustus, AE261 viewsSyria, Decapolis, Gadara CY 303 = 239-240 A.D. 13.67g, 26.7mm, Axis 6h.
Obv: AVTOK K · MAP ANTω ΓOPΔIANIOC - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΠOMΠ / ΓAΔAPЄ / ωN / ΓT - Galley left with captain, seven oarsmen, and steersman on deck, date ΓT below.
Spijkerman 93.
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EB0203 Athena / Wreath0 viewsPhocis, Federal Coinage, AE 13, late 4th or early 3rd centuries BC.
Obverse: Head and neck of Athena helmeted ľ right, wears necklace composed of square segments.
Reverse: ΦΩ in wreath without berries tying below in an M shaped knot.
References: BMC 8.75 ff; Mionnet 2, p. 95, 16. See also Münzen und Medaillen Deutschland 21 (24 May 2007) 361.
Diameter: 13.5mm, Weight: 2.492g.
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Umayyad, Hisham bin ´Abd al-Malik, (105-125 AH, 723-743 A.D.), AR-Dirham, #114 viewsUmayyad, Hisham bin ´Abd al-Malik, (105-125 AH, 723-743 A.D.), AR-Dirham, #1
avers: in the field: لا اله الا/الله وحده/لا شرك له, There is no diety except/(the one) God alone/He has no equal,
in the margin: بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بواسط في سنة ثلث و تسعين, In the name of God. This Dirham was struck in Wasit in the year three and ninety.
reverse: in the field: الله احد الله/الصمد لم يلد و/ لم يولد و لم يكن/له كفوا احد, God is One God/The eternal and indivisible, who has not begotten, and/has not been begotten and never is there/His equal.
in the margin: محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون, Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,0-28,0mm, weight: 2,91g, axes: h,
mint: Umayyad, Wasit, date: 118 AH, 739 A.D., ref:
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Arabia Felix, Himyar: Dhamar'alī Yuhabirr (135-175) AR Fraction (Munro-Hay 3.14iii, 3.21iii; Huth 401-403)3 viewsObv: Male head with curly hair to right
Rev: Bearded male head to right; 𐩺𐩠𐩨𐩧 (yhbr) in exergue
Dim: 9 mm, 0.37 g, 11 h
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EB0202 Dionysos / Dionysos Standing1 viewsMaroneia, THRACE, AE 17, after 148 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy.
Reverse: MAΡΩNITΩN, Dionysos wearing short chiton, standing left, holding bunch of grapes and two spears.
References: Cf. Moushmov 3942.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 6.13g.
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EB0202.1 Dionysos / Dionysos Standing2 viewsMaroneia, THRACE, AE 22, after 148 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy.
Reverse: MAΡΩNITΩN, Dionysos wearing short chiton, standing left, holding bunch of grapes and two spears; monogram in lower left field.
References: Cf. Moushmov 3942.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 6.862g.
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M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus10 viewsM. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. Denarius 69 BC. Rome. 4 grs.
Obs. : Draped female bust l., wearing winged diadem; behind, control mark.
Rev. : Anguipedic monster on pediment of temple, with base inscribed M. PLAETORI; in exergue, CEST S·C. Babelon Plaetoria 9. Sydenham 799a. RBW 1447. Crawford 405/1b.
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CALABRIEN, Taras, AR Nomos,BC 272/2402 views6.4 g, 20 mm_
Obv: Warrior, holding shield and spear, on horse rearing right; ΔΙ to left; ΑΠΟΛΛ/ΩΝΙΟΣ in two lines below. Rev: TAPAΣ. Phalanthos, holding trident, riding dolphin left; to left, crowning Nike flying right; waves below.
Vlasto 894-8; HN Italy 1038.
Condition: Very fine.
LeoDec 09, 2018
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EB0201 Shield / Trident & Dolphin1 viewsBoeotia, AE 15, 338-300 BC.
Obverse: Boeotian shield.
Reverse: Ornamented trident upward; [BOIΩTΩN] upward on left, dolphin upward on right.
References: BCD Boiotia 49-53.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 2.325g.
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Umayyad, Hisham bin ´Abd al-Malik, (105-125 AH, 723-743 A.D.), AR-Dirham, #315 viewsUmayyad, Hisham bin ´Abd al-Malik, (105-125 AH, 723-743 A.D.), AR-Dirham, #3
avers: in the field: لا اله الا/الله وحده/لا شرك له, There is no diety except/(the one) God alone/He has no equal,
in the margin: بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بواسط في سنة ثلث و تسعين, In the name of God. This Dirham was struck in Wasit in the year three and ninety.
reverse: in the field: الله احد الله/الصمد لم يلد و/ لم يولد و لم يكن/له كفوا احد, God is One God/The eternal and indivisible, who has not begotten, and/has not been begotten and never is there/His equal.
in the margin: محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون, Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 27,0-28,0mm, weight: 2,91g, axes: h,
mint: Umayyad, Wasit, date: 116 AH, 739 A.D., ref:
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Arabia Felix, Lihyan: Anonymous (ca. 2nd-1st century BCE) Ć Tetradrachm (BMC Arabia pl. LV 2-9; Huth 40)4 viewsObv: Devolved head ot Athena to right
Rev: AΘE Owl standing right, head facing; to left, olive sprig
Dim: 23 mm, 12.83 g, 9 h
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Arabia Felix, Lihyan: Anonymous (ca. 2nd-1st century BCE) Ć Hemidrachm (BMC Arabia pl. LV 2-9; Huth 40)3 viewsObv: Devolved head ot Athena to right
Rev: Owl standing right, head facing; to left, olive sprig
Dim: 15 mm, 2.31 g, 6 h
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Ć Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2275; DOC V 91-5; Bendall-Donald C.16; PCPC 37)3 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans
Rev: Χ/Μ/Δ/Є/C/Π to left, Ο/ΠΑ/ΛЄ/O/Γ/S to right or variation; Emperor seated upon throne with back wearing stemma, divitision and loros; holds sword across knees
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Umayyad, Hisham bin ´Abd al-Malik, (105-125 AH, 723-743 A.D.), AR-Dirham, #218 viewsUmayyad, Hisham bin ´Abd al-Malik, (105-125 AH, 723-743 A.D.), AR-Dirham, #2
avers: in the field: لا اله الا/الله وحده/لا شرك له, There is no diety except/(the one) God alone/He has no equal,
in the margin: بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بواسط في سنة ثلث و تسعين, In the name of God. This Dirham was struck in Wasit in the year three and ninety.
reverse: in the field: الله احد الله/الصمد لم يلد و/ لم يولد و لم يكن/له كفوا احد, God is One God/The eternal and indivisible, who has not begotten, and/has not been begotten and never is there/His equal.
in the margin: محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون, Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 28mm, weight: 2,93g, axes: h,
mint: Umayyad, Wasit, date: 116 AH, 739 A.D., ref:
Q-002
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Allectus (Romano-British Emperor ), AE Quinarius 2 viewsLondon 293-296 A.D. 2.24g - 20.4mm, Axis 7h.
Obv: IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG - Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVG - Galley rowing left. Mintmark QL.
RIC V-II, 55.
Provenance: UK Metal Detecting find from Broadway, Worcestershire.
scarliDec 09, 2018
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Postumus (Gallic Emperor), AR Antoninianus1 viewsCologne 260-269 A.D. 2.95g - 22.8mm, Axis 6h.
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MONETA AVG - Moneta standing left with scales and cornucopiae.
RIC V 75, RSC 199, Sear 10962.
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Umayyad, Hisham bin ´Abd al-Malik, (105-125 AH, 723-743 A.D.), AR-Dirham, #119 viewsUmayyad, Hisham bin ´Abd al-Malik, (105-125 AH, 723-743 A.D.), AR-Dirham, #1
avers: in the field: لا اله الا/الله وحده/لا شرك له, There is no diety except/(the one) God alone/He has no equal,
in the margin: بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بواسط في سنة ثلث و تسعين, In the name of God. This Dirham was struck in Wasit in the year three and ninety.
reverse: in the field: الله احد الله/الصمد لم يلد و/ لم يولد و لم يكن/له كفوا احد, God is One God/The eternal and indivisible, who has not begotten, and/has not been begotten and never is there/His equal.
in the margin: محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون, Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25mm, weight: 2,91g, axes: h,
mint: Umayyad, Wasit, date: 121 AH, 739 A.D., ref:
Q-001
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Ć Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2108; DOC IV, Type T 54; Lianta 259-60)3 viewsObv: Full-length figure of St. George nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear resting over shoulder; left hand holds shield resting on ground. B B in field
Rev: IШ/Δ/Є to left, OΔϪK on right; Emperor seated upon throne with back, wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds sword; left hand holds sheath horizontally across knees
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Galerius Maximian, Caesar, AE Follis1 viewsLyons 304 A.D. 8.53g - 27mm, Axis 6h.
Obv: MAXIMIANVS NOB C - Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI - Genius standing left sacrificing from patera over flaming altar and holding cornucopiae, B to right. Mintmark PLG.
RIC VI 164, B.
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Trajan, Augustus, Orichalcum Sestertius1 viewsRome 108-110 A.D. 20.95g - 34.6mm, Axis 6h.
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P - Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI / S-C - Annona standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia. Modius left, prow right.
RIC II 492, Woytek 323b, Banti 182.
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 20mm 8.39g 6h2 viewsPegasos flying left/Head of Athena to left,wearing Corinthian helmet,behind mast with yard-arm.Grant HDec 09, 2018
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C. Marius C.f. Capito, AR Serrate Denarius2 viewsRome 81 B.C. 3.37g - 18mm, Axis 6h.
Obv: CAPIT CXXXVIII - Wreathed and draped bust of Ceres right, shoe of comic actor below chin.
Rev: CXXXVIII / C·MARI·C·F / S·C - Ploughman with a yoke of oxen left.
Crawford 378/1c, Syd 744b, B. Maria 9.
Provenance: UK Metal Detecting find on private farmland near Buckfastleigh Devoning.
scarliDec 09, 2018
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Caracalla, Augustus, AE291 viewsAncyra, Galatia 197-217 A.D. 16.69g - 29.2mm, Axis 6h.
Obv: ANTΩNEINOC AYΓOYCTOC - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MHTΡOΠOΛEΩC ANKYΡAC - Tyche seated left, cornucopiae rising behind her from the seat, holding patera.
Arslan Galatia 134; SNG France III 2510 corr. (Tyche's right leg mistaken for a rudder); Arslan (1997), 86; Paris 1966.453.
Published on Wildwinds.
scarliDec 09, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Ć Unit, Uncertain Western Asian Mint (Price 2800)2 views Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; Bow in bow-case and club; below, race-torch left
Quant.GeekDec 09, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue. Tarsos Mint, Struck Between 333 - 327 B.C. 2 viewsSilver Tetradrachm, Price 2995, Müller 1293, Newell Tarsos 6, Demanhur 2045 - 2061, SNG Saroglos 505, SNG Cop 774, SNG München 692, SNG Alpha Bank -, VF, high relief, a little rough, porosity on reverse, 16.663g, 24.1mm, die ax., 45o, Tarsos mint, c. 333 - 327 B.C..
Obverse : head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse : Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), feet on footstool, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, AΛEΞAN∆POY , ( " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ) , 4 pellets under seat above strut over A below strut.


Lifetime issue. Alexander the Great passed through Tarsos, Cilicia, with his armies in 333 B.C. Darius' confidence increased, because Alexander spent so much time there, which he imputed to cowardice. In truth, Alexander had fallen seriously ill after bathing in the exceedingly cold river Cydnus. No physician would treat him, they thought his case so desperate, and his recovery unlikely. They feared the punishment for failure. Finally, Philip, the Acarnanian, relying on his own well-known friendship for Alexander, resolved to try. At this very time, Alexander received a letter, warning him that Philip had been bribed by Darius to kill him, with great sums of money, and a promise of his daughter in marriage. After Alexander read the letter, he put it under his pillow, without showing it to anyone. When Philip came in with the potion, Alexander drank it with great cheerfulness and assurance, at the same time giving Philip the letter to read. Alexander's looks were cheerful and open, to show his kindness to and confidence in his physician, while Philip was full of surprise and alarm at the accusation, appealing to the gods to witness his innocence, sometimes lifting up his hands to heaven, and then throwing himself down by the bedside, and beseeching Alexander to lay aside all fear, and follow his directions without apprehension. The medicine worked so strongly at first that at first Alexander lost his speech, and falling into a swoon, had scarce any sense or pulse left. However, after a short time, his health and strength returned, and he showed himself in public to the Macedonians, who had been in continual fear until they saw him again.


FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
SamDec 09, 2018
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Byzantine Empire, Basil II, AE Follis1 viewsObv: IC-XC to left and right of bust of Christ, facing, with nimbate cross behind head, holding book of gospels, dots in centre of book's border, o in each limb of the cross.
Rev: IhSUS XRISTUS bASILEU bASILE - Legend in four lines.
SB 1813.
scarliDec 09, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 927-2-3, Tripolis, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C-A2, wreath-up//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter, #419 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 927-2-3, Tripolis, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C-A2, wreath-up//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter, #4
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. (C-A2)
reverse: CLEMENTIA T EMP, Emperor standing right, holding the scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter, standing left, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle, in upper center field wreath.
exergue: wreath-up//XXI, diameter: 20,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,98g, axes: 5h,
mint: Tripolis, date: 280 A.D., 2nd. emiss., ref: RIC V-II 927-2-3, p-121,
Q-004
quadransDec 09, 2018
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Philip I, Augustus, AE Sestertius1 viewsRome 244 - 249 A.D. 14.20g - 29.5mm, Axis 12h.
Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG - Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANNONA AVGG / S-C - Annona standing left holding corn-ears over modius & cornucopiae.
RIC IV 168a, Cohen 26.
scarliDec 09, 2018
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Nero, Augustus, AE As1 viewsLugdunum 66 A.D. 10.37g - 28.5mm, Axis 6h.
Obv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P PP - Bare head right, globe at point of bust.
Rev: SPQR / S-C - S-C to left and right of Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed SPQR.
RIC I 543, BMC 381, WCN 593, Cohen 302.
scarliDec 09, 2018
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Galba, AE As1 viewsTarraco 68 A.D. 9.64g - 30.4mm, Axis 12h.
Obv: SER GALBA IMP AVGVSTVS - Laureate head right, globe at point of bust.
Rev: LIBERTAS PVBLICA / S-C - Libertas draped, standing left holding pileus and vertical rod.
RIC I 70.
scarliDec 09, 2018
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074p Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, G-2715, D-4935, BI-Tetradrachm, L/Γ//--, Eagle standing left, #128 views074p Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, G-2715, D-4935, BI-Tetradrachm, L/Γ//--, Eagle standing left, #1
avers: A K M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC EYCEB, Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Eagle standing left, head turned right, holding wreath in beak. Date L-Γ across fields.
exergue: L/Γ//--, diameter: 22,0-23,0 mm, weight: 12,28 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: Dated Year (L-Γ=3), 245-246 A.D., ref: Geissen-2715, Dattari-4935, Kapmann-Ganschow-73.34-p296, Milne 3631, Emmett 3480.
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quadransDec 09, 2018
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Egypt, Alexandria, 074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), G-2715, D-4935, BI-Tetradrachm, L/Γ//--, Eagle standing left, #118 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), G-2715, D-4935, BI-Tetradrachm, L/Γ//--, Eagle standing left, #1
avers: A K M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC EYCEB, Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Eagle standing left, head turned right, holding wreath in beak. Date L-Γ across fields.
exergue: L/Γ//--, diameter: 22,0-23,0 mm, weight: 12,28 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: Dated Year (L-Γ=3), 245-246 A.D., ref: Geissen-2715, Dattari-4935, Kapmann-Ganschow-73.34-p296, Milne 3631, Emmett 3480.
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quadransDec 09, 2018
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Romanus IV; SB 1866; AE follis2 viewsObv: IC-XC over NI-KA to left and right of bust of Christ facing, dotted cross behind head, holding book of Gospels with both hands
Rev: C-R P-Delta in the four angles of a cross with globe and two dots at each extremity, X in the centre
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1068-1071
30mm, 6.51g
ex CNG 11/18
lot 618
Auction 432
wileycDec 09, 2018
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Justin I; SB 78: AE follis2 viewsObv: DN IVST-INVS PP AV (G), pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right. No officina
letter, mintmark THESSOB. (The B resembles a P or S)
Mint: Thessaonica
Date: AD 518-527.
29mm, 17.02g
SB 78
ex CNG 11/18
lot 618
Auction 432
wileycDec 09, 2018
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Phocas; SB 675; AE decanummium1 viewsObv: O N FOCA or similar, Phocas and Leontia stg, facing
Rev: Large X between ANNO and numerals representing regnal yr (1)
cross above e below. Sometime R
Date; 602/3 AD regnal year 1 (I)
Mint: Theoupolis ( Antioch)
10mm; 2.35g
SB 675
ex cng 11/18
auction 432, lot 618
wileycDec 09, 2018
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Anastasius I; AE half follis2 viewsObverse: D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large K, long cross to left, officina letter to right(E), no mintmark.
Mint: Constantinople
SB 25, DOC 24
25mm, 8.91g ex CNG 11/18
lot 618
Auction 432
wileycDec 09, 2018
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EB0200 Veiled head / Lyre0 viewsThespiai, Boeotia, AE 16, c. 210 BC.
Obverse: Laureate female head (Arsinoe III) right, wearing modius and veil.
Reverse: ΘEΣΠI/EΩN, Lyre, all within wreath.
References: SG 2461; BMC 8.14-21; BCD Boiotia 612; SNG Cop. 406.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 4.152g.
EBDec 09, 2018
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EB0199.7 Perseus / Eagle0 viewsKingdom of Macedon, Perseus, AE 17, 179-168 BC.
Obverse: Head of hero Perseus right, with winged cap terminating in a bird's head, harpa in front.
Reverse: B-A, above to left and right, eagle with wings spread, head turned, standing on thunderbolt, EP-like monogram to left, [DI monogram? and H? below].
References: Seaby 583; Mionnet I, 942; cf Sear 6907.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 6.699g.
EBDec 09, 2018
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EB0199.6 Athena / Pan0 viewsKingdom of Macedon, Antigonos II Gonatas, AE 17, 277-239 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet.
Reverse: B-A, Pan standing right erecting a trophy; ANT monogram in lower centre.
References: SNG Cop 1205-1213; McClean 3603.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 4.021g.
EBDec 09, 2018
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Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) Ć Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2127; DOC IV, Type E.7; Lianta 450-52)5 viewsObv: ΓΟA ΔHMHTPIOC in two columnar groups; Bust of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds sword, resting over shoulder
Rev: IШ O/Δ/Ϫ/K; Full-length figure of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; left hand holds labarum on long shaft
Quant.GeekDec 09, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Ć Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2283; Bendall-Donald C.23; PCPC 2)4 viewsObv: X/M to left or X/A/P/Γ to left and X/M to right or variation; Full-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, wearing runic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand rests on shield
Rev: Χ/ΜΙ/ΔЄ/CΠ/Ο/Τ/S to left, Ο/ΠΑ/Λ/Є/O/Λ/O/Γ/S to right, or variation; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; right hand holds labarum-headed scepter; left hand holds anexikakia
Quant.GeekDec 09, 2018
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Empire of Nicaea: Theodore II Ducas-Lascaris (1254-1258) Ć Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2143; DOC IV, Type C 11; Lianta 307-8)2 viewsObv: O AΓIOC ΘЄΟΔШΡΟC, in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; holds in right hand spear; holds in left hand, shield
Rev: ΘЄΟΔШΡΟC ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC Ο ΛΑCΚAΡΙC or O ΔϪΚΑC, in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of Theodore wearing stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type and sagion; holds in right hand labarum on long shaft; holds in left hand, globus surmounted by patriarchal cross
Quant.GeekDec 09, 2018
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Empire of Nicaea: Theodore II Ducas-Lascaris (1254-1258) Ć Trachy, Magnesia (Sear 2142; DOC IV, Type B 10)3 viewsObv: Lys to left and right in lower field; Full-length figure of St. Tryphon, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds cross in right hand
Rev: ΘЄΟΔШΡΟC ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC ΔϪΚΑC Ο ΛΑCΚAΡΙC, in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of Theodore wearing stemma, divitision, and paneled chlamys; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter and in left, globus cruciger. Manus Dei in upper right field
Quant.GeekDec 09, 2018
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Cr 348/4 L. Rubrius Dossenus Quinarius1 viewso: Head of Neptune right, DOSSEN & trident behind
r: Victory walking right, [serpent entwined around altar before], L RVBRI behind
This type has an ambitious design for the quinarius -- Neptune's head is detailed and intense; Victory is rather robust, half-draped, with gigantic wings and flamboyant fronds, approaching a post-altar that has busy design as well.
2.00 gms; 14.00 mm

PMahDec 08, 2018
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109 Vabalathus (271-272 A.D.), T-3103 (Estiot), RIC V-I 381, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, -/-//B, Bust-D2, Bust of Aurelianus right, #0128 views109 Vabalathus (271-272 A.D.), T-3103 (Estiot), RIC V-I 381, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, -/-//B, Bust-D2, Bust of Aurelianus right, #01
avers: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R, Bust, laureate and diademed, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear, right. (D2 diademed).
reverse: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust of Aurelianus right. (B1).
exergue: -/-//B, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 4,02g, axes: 0h,
mint: Antioch, off-2, iss-1, date: 270-272 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 381, T-3103 (Estiot),
Q-001
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Cr 282/4 AR Denarius L. Pomponius Cn. f.2 viewsL. Pomponius Cn. f. AR Denarius serratus 118 b.c.e.
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, X; around, L. POMPONI CN F.
r: Bituitus in biga right; in ex, L. LIC. CN. DOM.
3.81 gms; 20.00 mm
This coin is much better in hand.
If the attribution of the reverse figure to Bituitus is correct, this coin commemorates the defeat of one of the most incompetent generals ever defeated by Roman valor, who lost over 120,000 troops according to severely outdated sources. The moneyers are splitting the designs -- Pomponius gets the interesting obverse, yet Domitius, whose father(?) was the winning general a few years earlier, chose a very ordinary reverse. Perhaps there is more to the story than meets the eye.
PMahDec 08, 2018
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Cr 467/1 AR Denarius J. Caesar1 viewso: COS.TERT.DICT.ITER. Head of Ceres right
r: AVGVR above, PONT.MAX. below. Simpulum, sprinkler, capis and lituus; M in right field
Minted in Africa, c 46 b.c.
3.37 gms; 19.00 mm
This coin is not a beauty and may have been a pendant at some point. Yet it is one of those intensely historical coins, minted on either side of the Battle of Thapsus, which ended the old Republican resistance to Julius Caesar. This type, with "M" ligate in reverse field right, has been said to indicate "Munus" (gift in the sense of obligation); the other variation has "D", presumably "Donativum" (gift in the sense of "here you go, poorer person"). I personally find the distinction between M and D somewhat odd and perhaps there was a more sophisticated distinction being made. As the marks appear on coins of equal value, it seems a very obscure way of distinguishing among soldiers and mere beneficiaries.
1 commentsPMahDec 08, 2018
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Cr 383/1 AR Denarius Ti. Claudius Ti.f.Ap.n.Nero1 viewso: Bust of Diana r., bow and quiver over shoulder, S C before
r: Victory in biga r., CXXXXV below; TI CLAVD TI F / AP N in ex
This type is one of the issues that have a large number of control numbers on both obverse and reverse dies, and per Crawford, “each control-mark has only one die.” Thus, each of them was struck from only a single reverse die. These types are quite useful for numismatic statistical analysis.
This particular coin I find to be enjoyable because Diana's quiver clearly has a cover on it. In modern times, archery quivers are open-topped sort of things, mostly for carrying the arrows from the garage to the back-yard range. In ancient times, and all times when arrows were weapons or tools, it was extremely important to keep the "fletches"/feathers/vanes protected, and to keep the shaft dry and point protected.
PMahDec 08, 2018
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Cr 18/5 Cast Sextans0 viewsApollo/Apollo series. 275-270 BC.
Obv. Head of Dioscurus right; behind, two pellets.
Rev. Head of Dioscurus left; behind, two pellets.
Vecchi ICC 37; Haeberlin pl. 36
Not a beauty, and not struck, so will be moved to my Cast gallery in 2019.
PMahDec 08, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II xxx-x-x, Tripolis(?), CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C-A2, Γ•//KA, Emperor and Jupiter, #134 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II xxx-x-x, Tripolis(?), CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C-A2, Γ•//KA, Emperor and Jupiter, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C-A2)
reverse: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter, standing left, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle.
exergue: Γ•//KA, diameter: 21,0mm, weight: 3,06g, axes: 6h,
mint: Tripolis(?), date: 276 A.D., 1st. emiss., ref: RIC V-II xxx-x-x, p-121,
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1 commentsquadransDec 08, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 920-2-4, Antioch, Bust:C(A2), Δ•//XXI, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor and Jupiter, #125 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 920-2-4, Antioch, Bust:C(A2), Δ•//XXI, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor and Jupiter, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C/A2),
reverse: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding scepter surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding scepter.
exergue: Δ•//XXI, diameter: 20,5-22,0mm, weight: 3,28g, axis: 5h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd. emission "dotted series" 4th officina, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 920-2-4, p-120,
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665 MACEDONIA, Philippi. Hadrian, Divus Augustus and Divus Julius2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 665 var on bust; Varbanov 3782

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIA HADR[ ]
Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on shoulder

Rev. COL AVG IVL PHILIP
Divus Augustus standing left on basis inscribed DIVVS/[AVG], raising hand; Divus Julius standing behind, crowning him with wreath; altar on either side

5.83 gr
22 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiDec 08, 2018
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"As de Nîmes" or "crocodile" Ӕ dupondius of Nemausus (9 - 3 BC), honoring Augustus and Agrippa4 viewsIMP DIVI F , Heads of Agrippa (left) and Augustus (right) back to back, Agrippa wearing rostral crown and Augustus the oak-wreath / COL NEM, crocodile right chained to palm-shoot with short dense fronds and tip right; two short palm offshoots left and right below, above on left a wreath with two long ties streaming right.

Ӕ, 24.5 x 3+ mm, 13.23g, die axis 3h; on both sides there are remains of what appears to be gold plating, perhaps it was a votive offering? Rough edges and slight scrapes on flan typical for this kind of coin, due to primitive technology (filing) of flan preparation.

IMPerator DIVI Filius. Mint of COLonia NEMausus (currently Nîmes, France). Known as "As de Nîmes", it is actually a dupontius (lit. "two-pounder") = 2 ases (sometimes cut in halves to get change). Dupondii were often made out of a golden-colored copper alloy (type of brass) "orichalcum" and this appears to be such case.

Key ID points: oak-wreath (microphotography shows that at least one leaf has a complicated shape, although distinguishing oak from laurel is very difficult) – earlier versions have Augustus bareheaded, no PP on obverse as in later versions, no NE ligature, palm with short fronds with tip right (later versions have tip left and sometimes long fronds). Not typical: no clear laurel wreath together with the rostral crown, gold plating (!), both features really buffling.

But still clearly a "middle" kind of the croc dupondius, known as "type III": RIC I 158, RPC I 524, Sear 1730. It is often conservatively dated to 10 BC - 10 AD, but these days it is usually narrowed to 9/8 - 3 BC.

It is a commemorative issue, honoring the victory over Mark Antony and conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. The heads of Augustus and Agrippa were probably positioned to remind familiar obverses of Roman republican coins with two-faced Janus. Palm branch was a common symbol of victory, in this case grown into a tree, like the victories of Augustus and Agrippa grown into the empire. The two offshoots at the bottom may mean two sons of Agrippa, Gaius and Lucius, who were supposed to be Augustus' heirs and were patrons of the colony. Palm may also be a symbol of the local Nemausian deity, which was probably worshiped in a sacred grove. When these coins were minted, the colony was mostly populated by the settled veterans of Augustus' campaigns, hence the reminiscence of the most famous victory, but some of the original Celtic culture probably survived and was assimilated by Romans. The crocodile is not only the symbol of Egypt, like in the famous Octavian's coins AEGYPTO CAPTA. It is also a representation of Mark Antony, powerful and scary both in water and on land, but a bit slow and stupid. The shape of the crocodile with tail up was specifically chosen to remind of the shape of ship on very common "legionary" denarius series, which Mark Antony minted to pay his armies just before Actium. It is probably also related to the popular contemporary caricature of Cleopatra, riding on and simultaneously copulating with a crocodile, holding a palm branch in her hand as if in triumph. There the crocodile also symbolized Mark Antony.

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was born c. 64-62 BC somewhere in rural Italy. His family was of humble and plebeian origins, but rich, of equestrian rank. Agrippa was about the same age as Octavian, and the two were educated together and became close friends. He probably first served in Caesar's Spanish campaign of 46–45 BC. Caesar regarded him highly enough to send him with Octavius in 45 BC to train in Illyria. When Octavian returned to Rome after Caesar's assassination, Agrippa became his close lieutenant, performing many tasks. He probably started his political career in 43 BC as a tribune of the people and then a member of the Senate. Then he was one of the leading Octavian's generals, finally becoming THE leading general and admiral in the civil wars of the subsequent years.

In 38 as a governor of Transalpine Gaul Agrippa undertook an expedition to Germania, thus becoming the first Roman general since Julius Caesar to cross the Rhine. During this foray he helped the Germanic tribe of Ubii (who previously allied themselves with Caesar in 55 BC) to resettle on the west bank of the Rhine. A shrine was dedicated there, possibly to Divus Caesar whom Ubii fondly remembered, and the village became known as Ara Ubiorum, "Altar of Ubians". This quickly would become an important Roman settlement. Agrippina the Younger, Agrippa's granddaughter, wife of Emperor Claudius and mother of Emperor Nero, would be born there in 15 AD. In 50 AD she would sponsor this village to be upgraded to a colonia, and it would be renamed Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium (colony of Claudius [at] the Altar of Agrippinians – Ubii renamed themselves as Agrippinians to honor the augusta!), abbreviated as CCAA, later to become the capital of new Roman province, Germania Inferior.

In 37 BC Octavian recalled Agrippa back to Rome and arranged for him to win the consular elections, he desperately needed help in naval warfare with Sextus Pompey, the youngest son of Pompey the Great, who styled himself as the last supporter of the republican cause, but in reality became a pirate king, an irony since his father was the one who virtually exterminated piracy in all the Roman waters. He forced humiliating armistice on the triumvirs in 39 BC and when Octavian renewed the hostilities a year later, defeated him in a decisive naval battle of Messina. New fleet had to be built and trained, and Agrippa was the man for the job. Agrippa's solution was creating a huge secret naval base he called Portus Iulius by connecting together lakes Avernus, Avernus and the natural inner and outer harbors behind Cape Misenum at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples. He also created a larger type of ship and developed a new naval weapon: harpax – a ballista-launched grapnel shot with mechanisms that allowed pulling enemy ships close for easy boarding. It replaced the previous boarding device that Romans used since the First Punic War, corvus – effective, but extremely cumbersome. A later defence against it were scythe blades on long poles for cutting ropes, but since this invention was developed in secret, the enemy had no chance to prepare anything like it. It all has proved extremely effective: in a series of naval engagements Agrippa annihilated the fleet of Sextus, forced him to abandon his bases and run away. For this Agrippa was awarded an unprecedented honour that no Roman before or after him received: a rostral crown, "corona rostrata", a wreath decorated in front by a prow and beak of a ship.

That's why Virgil (Aeneid VIII, 683-684), describing Agrippa at Actium, says: "…belli insigne superbum, tempora navali fulgent rostrata corona." "…the proud military decoration, gleams on his brow the naval rostral crown". Actium, the decisive battle between forces of Octavian and Mark Antony, may appear boring compared to the war with Sextus, but it probably turned out this way due to Agrippa's victories in preliminary naval engagements and taking over all the strategy from Octavian.

In between the wars Agrippa has shown an unusual talent in city planning, not only constructing many new public buildings etc., but also greatly improving Rome's sanitation by doing a complete overhaul of all the aqueducts and sewers. Typically, it was Augustus who later would boast that "he had found the city of brick but left it of marble", forgetting that, just like in his naval successes, it was Agrippa who did most of the work. Agrippa had building programs in other Roman cities as well, a magnificent temple (currently known as Maison Carrée) survives in Nîmes itself, which was probably built by Agrippa.

Later relationship between Augustus and Agrippa seemed colder for a while, Agrippa seemed to even go into "exile", but modern historians agree that it was just a ploy: Augustus wanted others to think that Agrippa was his "rival" while in truth he was keeping a significant army far away from Rome, ready to come to the rescue in case Augustus' political machinations fail. It is confirmed by the fact that later Agrippa was recalled and given authority almost equal to Augustus himself, not to mention that he married Augustus' only biological child. The last years of Agrippa's life were spent governing the eastern provinces, were he won respect even of the Jews. He also restored Crimea to Roman Empire. His last service was starting the conquest of the upper Danube, were later the province of Pannonia would be. He suddenly died of illness in 12 BC, aged ~51.

Agrippa had several children through his three marriages. Through some of his children, Agrippa would become ancestor to many subsequent members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He has numerous other legacies.
Yurii PDec 08, 2018
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2591 PHRYGIA, Eucarpia, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Tyche1 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2591; BMC 3; Paris 1045

Magistrate Pedia Secunda (epimelčtheisa)

Obv. ƐΥΚΑΡΠƐΙΑ
Turreted and draped bust of City-goddess Eucarpeia, right

Rev. ƐΠΙ ΠƐΔΙΑС СƐΚΟΥΝΔΗС
Tyche standing l., holding rudder in her r. hand and cornucopia in left

3.99 gr
18 mm
6h
okidokiDec 08, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Ć Hemiobol, Tarsus (Price 3030)4 viewsObv: Head of Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY franked by bow in case and club; above club, grape bunch on stern and N
Dim: 17.5 mm, 6.84 g, 8 h
1 commentsQuant.GeekDec 08, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Ć Hemiobol, Tarsus (Price 3029; Müller 1539; SNG Copenhagen 1058)2 viewsObv: Head of Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY franked by bow in case and club; above club, grape bunch on stern and Θ
Dim: 19 mm, 7.32 g, 3 h
Quant.GeekDec 08, 2018
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KINGS OF MACEDON--ALEXANDER IV (son of Alexander the Great)1 viewsStruck ca 323-311 BC
AE 15.5 mm, 3.86 g
O: Macedonian shield with five double crescents and five groups of pellets around, bust of Herakles at center, facing slightly right, wearing Nemean lion skin tied at neck
R: Crested Macedonian officer's helmet, flanked by B – A; stalk of grain lower left
Western Anatolia mint. Price 2806 corr. (Heracles left); SNG Cop 1132; SNG Alpha Bank 849; Hersh, Corrections 129. Very Scarce.
(Struck during the reign the child king Alexander IV, son of Alexander III with the Bactrian princess Roxana. He and Alexander III’s half-brother Philip III were made joint kings by Alexander's generals. Philip III was executed in 317 B.C. Alexander IV and his mother Roxana were executed by Kassander, in 311 B.C.)
laneyDec 08, 2018
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Syracuse - 12 1/2 Litra20 viewsSICILY
Syracuse
Struck under Agathokles
c. 310 - 305/300 BC.
EL Quarter Stater or 12 1/2 Litra (Reduced Corinthian Standard)
Av.: Laureate head of Apollo left
Rev.: Kithara - ΣYPAK - OΣIΩN
1,84 Gr.
HGC 2 - 1295 (R1)
3 commentsnummis durensisDec 08, 2018
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, (c.350 - 190 B.C.), AE-15, SNG Cop 835var., MAΓN-on top, bull butting left, #126 viewsIonia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, (c.350 - 190 B.C.), AE-15, SNG Cop 835var., MAΓN-on top, bull butting left, #1
avers: Helmeted horseman right, holding couched lance.
reverse: MAΓN-on top, bull butting left, ΣTΡATΩNΛΞ ANΔΡOΣ(?) below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0mm, weight: 5,29g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Magnesia ad Meandrum, date: c.350 - 190 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 835var.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransDec 08, 2018
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Eryx - Bronze / Denomination D6 viewsSICILY
Eryx
Punic Occupation
Ca. 330 - 260 BC
Denomination D
Av.: Female head left
Rev.: Anepigraphic. Horse prancing right
4,95 Gr.
BC. CNS I. p. 286, nos. 20-21 st 1., HGC 2 - 328 (R1)
nummis durensisDec 08, 2018
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Persia, Achaemenid Empire, Time of Darios I. to Artaxerxes II, (cc. 490-375 B.C.) AR-Siglos, Type IIIb., 26 viewsPersia, Achaemenid Empire, Time of Darios I. to Artaxerxes II, (cc. 490-375 B.C.) AR-Siglos, Type IIIb.,
avers: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance to right, holding spear and bow, with some control countermarks.
reverse: Incuse punch, with some control countermarks.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0x16,0mm, weight: 5,13g, axes: 0h,
mint: Achaemenid Empire, Typ:III, date: cc. 485-420 B.C., ref: Carradice type IIIb, pl.XII, 16-19, (Several Countermarks on avers and reverse),
Q-001
1 commentsquadransDec 08, 2018
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Sicily, Akragas: Anonymous (ca. 425-406 BCE) Ć Hemilitron (SNG ANS 1065)9 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress, within circular counterstamp
Rev: Blank
Dim: 28.46 mm, 15.82 gm
Quant.GeekDec 08, 2018
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian and Antony, AR Quinarius - Crawford 529/4b3 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Antony and Octavian, 39 BCE.
AR Quinarius (1.60g; 14mm).
Military mint moving with Octavian.

Obverse: III ·VIR - R·P·C; veiled and diademed head of Concordia facing right.

Rev: M·ANTON - C·CAESAR; two hands clasped around caduceus.
References: Crawford 529/4b; HCRI 304; BMCRR (East) 128.

The coin likely celebrates the reconciliation of Octavian and Antony, memorialized by the pact at Brundisium in October of 40 BCE. Sear suggests that Octavian may have issued this type in Gaul, a former Antony stronghold and a big user of quinarii.
1 commentsCarausiusDec 07, 2018
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C.SCR - Denarius, Crawford 201/12 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 154 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: C.SCR - Dioscuri riding r. C.SCR below. ROMA in raised letters in and framed border

Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.30 gm.
Reference: Crawford 201/1
Provenance: CNG eSale 277, Lot 173, 11-APR-2012.

Comments:
Crawford suggests the moneyer is C. Scribonius, Praef. Socium 181 BC.
Lovely example, graded at least GVF.
1 commentsSteve B5Dec 07, 2018
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EB0199.5 Macedonian Shield / Helmet0 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Antigonos II Gonatas, AE 17, 277-239 BC.
Obverse: ANT monogram in centre of a Macedonian shield, surrounded by a pattern of dots in double crescents and dots.
Reverse: BA-ΣI to left and right of Macedonian helmet, monogram in upper left field, ΛE monogram in upper right field.
References: SNG Alpha Bank 1007; SEAR 6788.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 4.397g.
EBDec 07, 2018
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4110 ARABIA, Petra. Hadrian 135-36 AD Tyche6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4110; Spijkerman 6; Sofaer 6; Paris 114; Rosenberger I, 6

Issue Year 30

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ СƐΒΑϹΤΟС
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, r.; in r. field, Λ

Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗ ΠƐΤΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙС
Turreted and veiled Tyche seated l. on rock, l., her r. hand extended, holding trophy in l.; in l. field, Λ

gr
26 mm
6h

Note.
From the Maple Leaf Collection.
2 commentsokidokiDec 07, 2018
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MYSIA, PERGAMON1 viewsc. 200-133 BC
AE 22mm, 10.55 g
O: Helmeted bust of Athena left
R: Asklepios standing facing, head r., resting on serpent-entwined staff.
Pergamon mint; SNG Copenhagen 400; SNG von Aulock 1377
laneyDec 07, 2018
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KINGS OF MACEDON--PHILIP II3 views359 - 336 BC
AE 17.5 mm, 5.65 g
O: Head of Apollo right wearing taenia
R: ΦIΛIΠΠOY, young male riding horse prancing to right, AI and B below
Macedonian mint; SNG Cop 592, SNG ANS 905
1 commentslaneyDec 07, 2018
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) Ć Unit, Uncertain Mint (Müller 74; SNG Copenhagen 1152)2 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev: Lion charging right; below, monogram and spearhead
Dim: 18 mm, 3.89 g, 7 h
Quant.GeekDec 07, 2018
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Thracian Kingdom: Lysimachos (306-281 BCE) Ć Unit, Lysimachia? (SNG Copenhagen 1168-1169; HGC 3.2, 1761)1 viewsObv: Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev: ΒΑΣΙ ΛΥΣΙ, Wreath of grain ears
Dim: 13 mm, 2.08 g, 10 h
Quant.GeekDec 07, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Kassander (316-297 BCE) Ć 1/2 Unit, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (SNG Alpha Bank 881-2)5 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: ΚΑΣΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ, lion reclining right; A to right
Dim: 16 mm, 4.23 g, 11 h
1 commentsQuant.GeekDec 07, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Ć Unit, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (Price 260)6 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress; behind, Φ
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Club, quiver and bowfine.
Dim: 18 mm, 5.97 g, 2 h
1 commentsQuant.GeekDec 07, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Ć Unit, Salamis (Price 3059)2 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress; before, caduceus
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club, quiver and bow; above, caduceus.
Dim: 18 mm, 5.47 g, 3 h
Quant.GeekDec 07, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Amphipolis (148-132 BCE) Ć Unit, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (SNG ANS 120-2)2 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev:AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, lion standing right; club below, monogram to right
Dim: 14 mm, 4.05 g, 1 h
Quant.GeekDec 07, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III ' the Great' (336-323 BCE) AR Tetradrachm, Arados (Price 3332; SNG Alpha Bank 675; SNG Saroglos 579-81)7 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding sceptre; AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, kerykeion in left field, AP monogram
Dim: 25 mm, 17.13 g, 3 h
1 commentsQuant.GeekDec 07, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Scribonius Libo, AR Denarius - Crawford 416/1c6 viewsRome, The Republic.
Lucius Scribonius Libo, 62 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.76g; 20mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: LIBO - BON EVENT; diademed head of Bonus Eventus facing right.

Rev: Scribonian well head, decorated with garland and two lyres; anvil symbol on top step; [P]VTEAL above; SCRIBON below.

References: Crawford 416/1c; Sydenham 928; BMCRR 3381; Scribonia 8.

This type was produced with at least four different reverse symbols on the top step of the well head: hammer, tongs, cap and anvil. The hammer is extremely common, tongs scarce, and the anvil and cap are the rarest of the four reverse symbols on the type. Previous authors, including Crawford, have not recognized the cap variety which is distinct from the anvil by its domed top. The anvil is squared, as on this coin.

The moneyer may have been Lucius Scribonius Libo, who was the father-in-law of Sextus Pompey, son of Pompey the Great. He took the side of the tyrannicides in the Civil War after Caesar’s death. He later deserted Sextus Pompey and was elected consul in 34 BCE. It’s also possible that the moneyer was the father of this later consul.

The Scribonian well head was in the Roman Forum and designated a sacred spot that had been struck by lightning. Grueber and Crawford suggest that the reverse symbols, of which they only recognized three (see above), were actual decorative devices on the four-sided wellhead, and that they allude to Vulcan, whose thunderbolt had struck the spot. The added cap symbol confirms their analysis and is also consistent with the Vulcan theme.
3 commentsCarausiusDec 07, 2018
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MACEDONIA, THESSALONIKA1 views187 - 31 BC
18.5 mm, 14.90 g
O: Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy;
R: ΘEΣΣAΛONIKHΣ vertically to left and right of goat standing right
Macedonia, Thessalonika; SNG Cop 365, BMC Macedonia p. 110, 17 - 18
laneyDec 07, 2018
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MACEDON, AMPHIPOLIS4 viewsca 168 - 149 BC
AE 21 mm, 5.89 g
O: Diademed head of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow and quiver at shoulder;
R: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN surrounding two goats on their hind legs, contending head to head
Amphipolis mint; cf SNG Cop 62, SGCV I 1394
1 commentslaneyDec 07, 2018
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PONTOS, AMISOS 3 viewsca 120-63 BC
Time of Mithradates VI Eupator
AE 19X22.5 mm, 7.78 g
O: Head of young Ares right, wearing helmet
R: ΑΜΙ-ΣΟY, sword in sheath, monogram to lower left, lower right and upper right, star in crescent to upper left.
SNG BM 1163; SNG Stancomb 681.
laneyDec 07, 2018
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RIC 161v3 viewsRIC 161, Rome. Denomination: Antoninianus.


OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG

Radiate, cuirassed bust left, with spear.

REV.: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG

Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.

Mintmark: // R

Weight: 4.74 g.
1 commentsvrtsprbDec 07, 2018
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SELEUKID KINGDOM--ANTIOCHOS II THEOS1 views261-246 BC.
Ć 17 mm 3.65 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Tripod; anchor below; monogram to left, MIΛ right.
Sardes mint; SC 522.1a; HSC 9, 253a
laneyDec 07, 2018
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KINGS OF MACEDON--PERSEUS2 views179 - 168 BC
AE 18 mm, 5.70 g
O: Head of hero Perseus right, wearing winged helmet peaked with griffin head, harpa across shoulder
R:Eagle standing half-left on thunderbolt, head right, wings open, B - A flanking above wings, Π−E flanking across lower field, star in exergue
Pella or Amphipolis mint; SNG München 1274 ff., SNG Cop 1275
laneyDec 07, 2018
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Fouree 042 Hadrian Denarius Roma 118 AD Justitia2 viewsReference.
Strack 36; RIC 42a C.877

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

Rev. P M TR P COS II.(in exergue) IVSTITIA
Justitia seated left, holding patera and sceptre

3.1 gr
mm
h
okidokiDec 07, 2018
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Fouree 012 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Pax standing0 viewsReference.
Strack 16; RIC 12 var.; C 1011 var. BMC 27

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate, heroically nude bust right, baldric (sword) strap around neck and across chest, loop on shoulder, seen from front.

Rev. PARTH F DIVI NER NEP PM TR P COS in Ex. PAX
Pax standing left, holding branch in right hand and cornucopiae in left

gr
mm
h
okidokiDec 07, 2018
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EB0199.4 Shield / Helmet0 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Anonymous, AE 16.
Obverse: Macedonian shield with head of Gorgoinion facing in the centre, surrounded by five double crescents with five dots between each.
Reverse: B-A to left and right of Macedonian helmet with ear-flaps, I M below.
References: -.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 3.545g.
EBDec 07, 2018
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EB0199.3 Nike on Prow / Poseidon0 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Demetrius Poliorcetes, AE 13, 306-283 BC.
Obverse: Nike on forecastle of prow to left.
Reverse: Poseidon, naked but for chlamys wrapped around outstretched left arm, striding left and brandishing trident in right hand.
References: -.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 2.115.
EBDec 07, 2018
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EB0199.2 Herakles / Club & Bow0 viewsAlexander III Macedonia, AE 18, 336-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right in lionskin.
Reverse: [AΛ]EΞANΔΡOY, club above, bow and bowcase below.
References: Cf. Price 266.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 6.476.
EBDec 07, 2018
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EB0199.1 Herakles / Tripod0 viewsPHILIPPI Macedonia, AE 18, ca. 356-345 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles left in lionskin.
Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠΩN downwards to right, tripod with three rings, the two outer ones seen from the side.
References: Cf. Bellinger, Philippi, Group Ic, 5; HGC 3, 632.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 5.382g.
EBDec 07, 2018
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EB0199 Herakles / Horse & rider0 viewsKingdom of Macedonia, Antigonus Gonatas, AE 19, 277-239 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right in lionskin.
Reverse: B-A, youth on horse jumping right, ANTI monogram below.
References: SG 6787; Seaby 570; SNGCop 1216.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.612g.
EBDec 07, 2018
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Griffon - Denarius, Crawford 182/14 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 169-158 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Griffon - Dioscuri riding r. Griffon below r. ROMA in raised letters in and framed border

Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.30 gm.
Reference: Crawford 182/1
Provenance: NAC London, purchased 11-FEB-2011.

Comments:
The obverse is not fully struck on high parts, otherwise, GVF with some luster.
1 commentsSteve B5Dec 06, 2018
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Fausta, Augusta 324 - 326 AD. AE Follis2 viewsCyzicus, RIC 40, A
Fausta AE Follis. 325-6 AD. FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG, mantled bust right / SPES REIP-VBLICAE, Fausta as Spes standing facing, looking left, head veiled, two children in her arms. Mintmark SMKA dot. RIC VII Cyzicus 40; Sear 16578
3.2 g - 19.5 mm .
Antonivs ProttiDec 06, 2018
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EB0198 Apollo / Tripod0 viewsSyracuse, SICILY, AE 12, 214-200 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo left.
Reverse: ΣYPAKOΣIΩN, tripod.
References: Cf. SG 1227; BMC 2.681; CNS II, 212; HGC 2, 1523.
Diameter: 12.5mm, Weight: 1.542g.
EBDec 06, 2018
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EB0197 Persephone / Bull4 viewsSyracuse, Hieron II, SICILY, AE 19, 275-215 BC.
Obverse: Persephone head left, wreathed with corn.
Reverse: Bull butting left, club and ? above, ?? below.
References: Cf. SG 1216 (Pyrrhos); BMC 2.620ff.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 5.041g.
EBDec 06, 2018
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EB0196 Persephone / Bull2 viewsEB0196 Persephone / Bull
Syracuse, Hieron II, SICILY, AE 20, 275-215 BC.
Obverse: Persephone head left, wreathed with corn.
Reverse: Bull butting left, club and A above, IE below.
References: BMC 2.624.
Diameter: 20mm Weight: 5.387.
EBDec 06, 2018
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Provincial, Antioch, Pisidia, AE23, ANTIOCH COLONIAE0 viewsAE23
Roman Provincial: Antioch, Pisidia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
25.0 x 23.0mm 5.68gr 6h
O: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG; Laureate bust, right.
R: ANTIOCH COLONIAE; Men standing right, Victory in left hand, scepter in right hand, left foot resting on bucranium, cock at feet, right.
Krzyzanowska II/4; SNG Paris 1117-8; Lindgren 1205; BMC 23; SNG von Aulock 4927
Kairos Numismatic Auction 6, Lot 538
8/19/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Menainon, Sicily, Pentonkion, MENAINΩΝ2 viewsAE Pentonkion
Menainon, Sicily
200 - 150BC
17.0mm 3.10gr 0h
O: NO LEGEND; Laureate and draped bust of Zeus Serapis, right; dotted border.
R: MENA-INΩΝ; Nike driving galloping biga, right.
Exergue: Π, below biga.
SNG Cop 379; SNG ANS IV 292; Gabrici 145; SNG Munchen V, 614; Lindgren 477; BMC Sicily p. 98, 10-12; SNG Evelpidis 525; Calciati III, p. 183, 2.
Savoca Auctions 10th Blue Auction, Lot 64
9/29/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, SOLI INVICTO0 viewsAR Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 277AD
22.0mm 3.50gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, mantled bust, left; holding eagle-tipped scepter.
R: SOLI INVICTO: Sol driving oncoming quadriga, head left, right hand raised, left hand holding whip.
Rare
Serdica Mint
RIC 862 var.
Aorta: 693: B48, O25, R155, T132, M5.
vunakico 173534594836
9/21/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Diocletian, Antoninianus, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Diocletian
Augustus: 284 - 305AD
Issued: 284AD
22.0 x 20.0mm 3.10gr 0h
O: IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: IOVI CONSERVATO-RI AVG; Diocletian standing right on left, holding scepter, receiving Victory on a globe from Jupiter, to right, holding scepter.
Antioch Mint
Exergue: ε, above line; XXI, below line.
RIC V-2 Antioch 324, ε
Aorta: 1394: B50, O32, R75, T40, M2.
gac-coins 142966394521
10/14/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, PACI AETERNAE0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 197 - 198AD
17.0mm 3.26gr 6h
O: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X; Laureate bust, right.
R: PACI AETERNAE: Pax seated left, holding branch and scepter.
Rome Mint
Sear 6319; RIC 118; RSC 357; Aorta: 684: B3, O59, R221, T138, M4.
Savoca Auctions 11th Blue Auction, Lot 1585.
10/28/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Provincial, Anchialus, Thrace, AE19, ANΓχΙΑΛεΩΝ0 viewsAE19
Roman Provincial: Anchialus, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
19.0mm 3.44gr 1h
O: AVT K CεΠ CενΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: ANΓχΙΑΛεΩΝ; Homonoia wearing kalathos, standing left by burning altar, holding patera and cornucopia.
AMNG II 500; Varbanov II 171; Moushmov 2823
David Tarnbarger 323382334331
8/12/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Provincial, Caesarea, Cappadocia, Drachm, MHTPOΠΟ KAICAPIA0 viewsAR Drachm
Roman Provincial: Caesarea, Cappadocia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 197AD Regnal Year 5
18.0mm 2.68gr 0h
O: AVΛ CεΠ CεOνΗΡΟC; Laureate bust, right.
R: MHTPOΠΟ KAICAPIA; Mt. Argaeus, surmounted by six-pointed star.
Exergue: εT(Dot)ε
Ex: PNC Collection; Ex: Pegasi Numismatics 5/22/18, Auction 38, Lot 352
Sydenham 395a var.
FSR Coins/Frank Robinson Auction 106, Lot 250
10/23/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Diodotus Tryphon, AE19, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ1 viewsAE19
Diodotus Tryphon
King: 142 - 138BC
19.0mm 5.40gr 12h
O: NO LEGEND; Diademed head right, no border.
R: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΡΥΦΩΝΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ; Spiked Macedonian helmet left, with cheek guards, adorned with goat's horn above the visor.
SNG Spaer 1825
JAZ Numismatics/John Zielinski Auction 138, Lot 5.
8/16/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Antiochos I Soter, AE19, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY0 viewsAE19
Antiochos I Soter
King: 281 - 261BC
19.0mm 6.30gr 12h
O: NO LEGEND; Laureate head of Apollo, right.
R: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY; Tripod.
Antioch, Syria Mint
Ex. Harlan Berk
SNG Spaer 179-182
JAZ Numismatics/John Zielinski Auction 138, Lot 3
8/16/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Provincial, Pautalia, Thrace, AE31, OνΑΠΙΑC ΠΑνΤΑΛΙΑC1 viewsAE31
Roman Provincial: Pautalia, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
31.0mm 13.66gr 7h
O: AVT Λ CεΠTI CενΗΡΟC ΠεR; Laureate bust, right.
R: OνΑΠΙΑC ΠΑνΤΑΛΙΑC; Eagle standing on globe, facing, head left, wreath in beak.
Light scratch on jaw.
Ex. Savoca Auctions 7th Blue Auction, Lot 627.
Varbanov 4727 var.
Savoca Auctions, 9th Blue Auction, Lot 835
8/27/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Provincial, Odessos, Thrace, AE24, OΔΗCCεΙΤΩΝ1 viewsAE24
Roman Provincial: Odessos, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus; 193 - 211AD
24.0 x 23.0mm 8.40gr 2h
O: AVK Λ CεΠ CενΗΡΟC; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: OΔΗCC-εΙΤΩΝ; Great God of Odessos standing left, holding patera in right hand over lighted altar, cornucopia in left hand, drapery over left arm.
Moushmov 1602; AMNG I 2262
variana.museum/Dimitar Pavlov 153116589473
8/3/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE18, NIKOΠΟΛΙΤ ΠΡΟC ICTP2 viewsAE18
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
18.0mm 2.92gr 12h
O: AVK CενΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: NIKOΠΟΛΙΤ ΠΡΟC ICTP; Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent from patera.
gVF
Varbanov 2322
Roma Numismatics E-Live Auction #1 Lot 421
7/25/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Agathokles, AE16, NO LEGEND0 viewsAE16
Agathokles
King: 317 - 289BC
Issued: 310 - 309BC
16.0mm 3.62gr 0h
O:ΣYRAKOΣION; Helmeted head of Athena, right. Griffin on Corinthian helmet.
R: NO LEGEND; Mounted horseman right, carrying lance, wearing chlamys.
Calciati CNS II n.117; SNG ANS 700
Savona Auctions 10th Blue Auction, Lot 82
9/29/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Sardes, Lydia, AE14, ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ1 viewsAE14
Sardes, Lydia
Issued: 133BC - 14AD
15.0 x 14.0mm 4.70gr 0h
O: NO LEGEND; Head of Apollo, right; dotted border.
R: ΣΑΡΔΙ, above club; ΑΝΩΝ, below club; Club surrounded by oak wreath with badge at bottom.
Exergue: Ligate ME monogram at club head.
Kurth 211; BMC 10ff
Rare monogram.
gac-coins 352479381917
10/14/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE17, NIKOΠΟΛΙΤ ΠΡΟC ICTP2 viewsAE17
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
17.0mm 2.28gr 9h
O: AV Λ Cε CενΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: NIKOΠΟΛΙΤ ΠΡΟC ICTP; Coiled serpent.
Moushmov 949
viktorbak/Viktor Bakman 323372573476
8/5/18 12/5/18
Nicholas ZDec 06, 2018
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Bruttium Rhegium Ć 2324 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios right

ΡHΓINΩN
Hygieia standing left, holding serpent; III to left

Rhegium, 203-150 BC

6.28g Ć 23

(R2) Very rare

HN Italy 2560; SNG ANS 786-8, MIAMG.3645

Ex-American Rarities (Boulder); Ex-Ebay

4 commentsJay GT4Dec 06, 2018
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Nabataea, Aretas IV, with Shaqilat (9 BC- 40 AD) Ć 174 viewsAncient Greek, Nabataea, Aretas IV, with Shaqilat (9 BC- 40 AD) Ć 17

Obverse: S, Jugate busts of Aretas and Shaqilat right, within dotted circle border.

Reverse: HRTT SQL-LT, Two crossed cornucopia, within dotted circle border.

Reference: Meshorer, Nabataea 114

Ex: Musa Ali

---------------------------

Everson Mono or Unifont upper

𐢝 ← → S

𐢇𐢛𐢞𐢞 ← → HRTT
𐢝𐢚𐢐𐢑𐢞 ← → SQL-LT
Gil-galadDec 05, 2018
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Constantius II (350-355 AD) AE2, Antioch mint, Soldier spearing fallen horseman.4 viewsRoman Imperial, Constantius II (350-355 AD) AE2, Antioch mint

Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Γ in left field, helmeted soldier left, spearing fallen horseman who is clutching horse's neck, Γ in left field. Mintmark ANΓ.

Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 135, LRBC 2623.
Gil-galadDec 05, 2018
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0116var., Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Clementia standing left, #125 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0116var., Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Clementia standing left, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate, cuirassed right, seen from front, with fold of cloak on front shoulder, with a visible thunderbolt on his cuirass leather strap and a winged frontal Medusa head (gorgoneion) on the breast of Hadrian's cuirass.
reverse: P M TR P COS III, Clementia standing left, holding patera over altar, holding scepter.
exergue: -/-//CLEM, diameter: 18-19,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 121 A.D., ref: RIC II 0116var.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransDec 05, 2018
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Honorius (395-401 AD) AE3, Heraclea mint - Victory crowning emperor.1 viewsRoman Imperial, Honorius (395-401 AD) AE3, Heraclea mint

Obverse: DN HONORI-VS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VIRTVS-EXERCITI, Emperor standing left, looking right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield, crowned by Victory standing beside him. Mintmark: SMHA.

Reference: RIC X Heraclea 57

Ex: Joshua Mark
Gil-galadDec 05, 2018
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Megaris, Megara: Anonymous (ca. 275-250 BCE) Ć Dichalkon (BCD Peloponnesos 18.1; HGC 4-1798)4 viewsObv: Prow left; ΜΕΓΑ above
Rev:Tripod flanked by two dolphins swimming upward
Dim: 3.21 gm, 13 mm
1 commentsQuant.GeekDec 05, 2018
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EB0194 Poseidon / Trident6 viewsSyracuse, Hieron II, SICILY, AE 20, 275-215 BC.
Obverse: Head of Poseidon left, hair bound in a taenia.
Reverse: IEΡ-ΩNOΣ, ornamented trident between two dolphins.
References: BMC 2.609, see SG 1223, Grose 2935.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 6.257g.
2 commentsEBDec 05, 2018
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Domitian RIC-56242 viewsAR Denarius, 3.45g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 562 (R). BMC 141. RSC 67.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERMANICVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII across field; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Ex Spink eAuction 18055, 7 November 2018, The Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Coins part 2, lot 95.

In 88 AD Domitian struck a brief special issue of Minerva denarii with unusual obverse legends and austere reverse designs. The obverse legends deviate from the usual formula, sometimes spelling out fully DOMITIANVS and/or GERMANICVS and lacking a TR P number. The reverses feature only a terse legend across field with the IMP number absent. Here is an example from this rare issue with GERMANICVS spelled out on the obverse and the consular number across field on the reverse. Why the mint was experimenting with the legends and the layout of the reverses in 88 is a mystery. Perhaps the issue was struck in conjunction with a special event that year (the Secular Games?) and are commemorative in nature. Regardless, the mint soon returned the denarius to its conventional Minerva arrangement, hinting that these scarce issues were indeed struck for a special occasion.

Struck in good style.
6 commentsDavid AthertonDec 05, 2018
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Parthia, Satrapy of Andragoras, ca. 250-245 BC, AR Tetradrachm8 viewsHelmeted head of Athena r.
Owl standing l., head facing, olive-sprig and crescent behind, AΘ[E] to r.

Taylor 'Birds of a Feather' 1.1; SNG ANS 9, 1; HGC 12, 1.

(23 mm, 16.73 g, 6h).

Roma Numismatics eSale 45 (5 May 2018), Lot 373; ex-'Andragoras-Sophytes' Hoard.


The advanced style of the owl and the 6h die adjustment of this coin indicate that it was struck at the end of Series 1 in the transition to Series 2 at which time the die axis adjustment changed from 12h to 6h and the reverse incuse square gave way to a non-incuse reverse. This intermediate fabric is proof that the two series were struck without a time gap between them.

The 'Andragoras-Sophytes' hoard came to market from mid-late 2017. It was reputedly found in 2014 and consisted of approximately 600 coins from at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan (Hoard information: Olivier Bordeaux & Osmund Bopearachchi). Around half of these coins were marketed by Roma Numismatics in a succession of auctions commencing in 2017 and continuing through 2018.
4 commentsn.igmaDec 05, 2018
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EB0193 Hieron II / Horseman0 viewsSyracuse, Hieron II, SICILY, AE 27, 275-215 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Hieron left.
Reverse: [IEΡΩNOΣ]? beneath horseman, wearing helmet, cuirass and chlamys, on horse prancing right, holding couched lance.
References: Cf. SG 1222, BMC 2.583, BMC 566.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 17.957g.
EBDec 05, 2018
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EB0192 Herakles / Athena0 viewsSyracuse, Pyrrhos, SICILY, AE 22, 278-276 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles left, wearing lionskin. Signs of overstriking.
Reverse: ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Athena Promachos advancing right, wielding spear and holding shield on outstretched left arm.
References: SG 1214; BMC 2.503; Weber 1699.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 10.543g.
EBDec 05, 2018
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EB0191 Zeus / Eagle2 viewsSyracuse, Hiketas, SICILY, AE 24, 287-278 BC.
Obverse: ΔIOΣ EΛΛANIOY, Laureate head of Zeus Hellanios right.
Reverse: ΣYΡAK-[OΣIΩN], Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; star & A before.
References: SG 1211; BMC 2.468; Calciati 168A.
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 9.571g.
EBDec 05, 2018
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EB0190 Artemis / Thunderbolt2 viewsSyracuse, Democracy, SICILY, AE 20, 289-288 BC.
Obverse: ΣΩTEIΡA, head of Artemis left, in single-pendant earring & necklace, quiver over shoulder.
Reverse: ΔIOΣ EΛEY-ΘEΡIOY, winged thunderbolt.
References: Calciati 147; SG 1206; BMC 2.426; SNG Cop 784.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 7.971g.
EBDec 05, 2018
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Tiridates4 viewstetradrachm, 29 - 27 BC
(struck May 27 BC)
Sellwood 55.6
2 commentsRobert L3Dec 05, 2018
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8 viewsQuant.GeekDec 05, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Ć Anonymous Class A2-41 Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1813) - Attributed to Basil II & Constantine VII (976-1025)6 viewsObv: +ЄMMA-NOVHΛ; IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus
Rev: +IҺSЧS / XRISTЧS / ЬASILЄЧ / ЬASILЄ in four lines
Quant.GeekDec 05, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) Ć Half Follis, Cyzicus (Sear 669; DOC 82; MIBE 80b)2 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross
Rev: Large XX; star above; KYZA in exergue



Quant.GeekDec 05, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.35.01 (rev) cf.4 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.96g
obv. AVT KAI - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOL - I PROC ICTR
Nemesis, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cubit and
raising r. hand to mouth; at her feet the wheel
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. not listed
obv. e.g. 8.10.4.4 (central coin, same die!)
probably unpublished
very rare, S+, stripped

Nikopolis is still good for a surprise!
1 commentsJochenDec 04, 2018
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EB0189 Herakles / Lion1 viewsSyracuse, Agathokles, SICILY, AE 22, 317-289 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Herakles left.
Reverse: Lion walking right, club above.
References: SG 1201, BMC 2.389.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 8.083g.
EBDec 04, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Ć Anonymous Class F Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1856; DOC III.2-F.3) - Attributed to Constantine X (1059-1067)4 viewsObv: IC-XC in field; Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction; gospels in left hand
Rev: IS XS / ЬASILЄ / ЬASIL in three lines; cross above and beneath

Overstruck on an Anonymous Class E Follis
Quant.GeekDec 04, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Ć Anonymous Class A2 Follis, Contemporary Imitation (DOC III.2-A2.52.3)2 viewsQuant.GeekDec 04, 2018
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Empire of Nicaea: Anonymous (1227-1261) Ć Tetarteron (Sear 2155)3 viewsObv: IC XC in arcs of cross; Cross decorated with pellets
Rev: Two Bs, back to back, decorated with pellets; pellet in loops of letter to right
Dim: 17mm, 1.85g
Quant.GeekDec 04, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Ć Anonymous Class F Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1856; DOC III.2-F.2) - Attributed to Constantine X (1059-1067)5 viewsObv: IC-XC in field; Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction; gospels in left hand
Rev: IS XS / ЬASILЄ / ЬASIL in three lines; cross above and beneath
Dim: 25mm, 5.38g

Overstruck on an Anonymous Class C Follis
1 commentsQuant.GeekDec 04, 2018
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Provincial, AE23, MVNICIP STOBENSI0 viewsAE23
Julia Domna
Born circa: 170AD - Died: 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
23.0mm 7.13gr 6h
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Draped bust, right.
R: MVNICIP STOBENSI; Victory walking right, wreath in right hand.
AMNG I 8; Josifovski 238; Kuzmanouk 453
Savona Coins 9th Blue Auction Lot 790
8/27/18 12/3/18
Nicholas ZDec 04, 2018
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Constantine I, Follis, DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG0 viewsAE Follis
Constantine I
Caesar: 306 - 307AD
Augustus: 307 - 337AD
Issued: 320 - 321AD
19.0mm 3.37gr 7h
O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Laureate bust, right.
R: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG; Wreath, badge at top; VOT/(Dot)/XX, within.
Exergue: (Crescent), within; QT, below line.
Ticinum Mint
RIC VII Ticinum 167
Aorta: 1408: B59, O4, R46, T300, M18.
balbinusnumismatica2009 173486574207
8/26/18 12/3/18
Nicholas ZDec 04, 2018
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, ARAB ADIAB COS II PP0 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 195 - 196AD
17.0mm 3.41gr 11h
O: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII; Laureate head, right.
R: ARAD ADIAB COS II PP; Victory advancing left, holding wreath in right hand.
Rome Mint
RIC IV 64; RSC 50
Aorta: 53: B3, O56, R33, T218, M4.
Savoca Coins, 10th Blue Auction, Lot 1414
9/30/18 12/3/18
Nicholas ZDec 04, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, FIDES MILITVM1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued:
25.0mm 4.60gr 0h
O: IMP PROB-VS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: FIDES M-ILITVM; Fides standing left, holding standard in each hand.
Exergue: R (thunderbolt) E
Rome Mint
RIC V-2 Rome 169, E; Cohen 254
Aorta: B79, O79, R51, T20, M4.
lszpint/Laslo Pinter 332798594291
9/18/18 12/3/18
Nicholas ZDec 04, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, SOLI INVICTO0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued:
23.0mm 3.62gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, mantled bust left, holding eagle-tipped scepter.
R: SOLI INVICTO: Sol driving spread quadriga, head left, holding whip.
Exergue: CM, above line; XXIΔ, below line.
Cyzicus Mint
RIC V-2 Cyzicus 911, Δ
Aorta: B48, O38, R155, T132, M2.
kass3694bmj 112550455934
9/25/18
Nicholas ZDec 04, 2018
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Provincial, Alexandria, Egypt, Tetradrachm, Hominoid seated2 viewsBI Tetradrachm
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 281 - 282AD Regnal Year 6
17.5mm 6.60gr 11h
O: A K M AVP ΠΡΟΒΟC CεΒ; Laureate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: NO LEGEND; Homonoia seated, branch in right hand, cornucopia on left arm.
Exergue: S over L, left field.
Alexandria Mint
Curtis 1883; Sear 2419; Milne 4623
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1 commentsNicholas ZDec 04, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, CONCORD MILIT0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued:
23.0mm 4.30gr 7h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: CONCORD MILIT; Probus standing right on left, shaking hands with Concordia to right.
Exergue: T, above line; XXI, below line.
Siscia Mint
RIC V-2 Siscia 651, T
Aorta: B72, O25, R23, T98, M6
lszpint/Laslo Pinter 332799060788
9/19/18 12/3/18
Nicholas ZDec 04, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR SAEC0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD (2nd emission)
22.5mm 3.30gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: RESTITVTOR SAEC; Probus standing left on right, holding globe and scepter, being crowned by Victory to right, holding palm.
Exergue: VIXXT
Ticinum Mint
RIC V-2 Ticinum 401
Aorta: 2078: B87, O25, R130, T23, M7
sarcophagus/Brett Statham 142959182446
10/31/18 12/3/18
Nicholas ZDec 04, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, CONCORD MILIT0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 279 - 281AD
24.5mm 2.60gr 11h
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: CONC-ORD MILIT; Concordia standing left, holding a standard in each hand.
Exergue: AXXI
Ticinum Mint
RIC V-2, Ticinum 531, A
Aorta: 1645: B72, O63, R23, T6, M7.
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8/18/18 12/3/18
Nicholas ZDec 04, 2018
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Probus, Antoninianus, TEMP FELICIT0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276 - 282AD
21.5mm 4.2gr 1h
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: TEMP FELICIT; Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and scepter.
Exergue: B, right field.
Lugdunum Mint
According to Grzegorz Kryszczuk at Probus.net, the only other known example of this coin sold in the September, 2018 Paul-Francis Jacquier sale (Auction 45) of the Phillipe Gysen Collection as lot 1381. A very exciting addition for me.
RIC 129 var. (Reverse legend); Bastien -; Bastien Supplements I & II -
Aorta: 1661: B72, O63, R39, T11, M3.
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EB0187 Apollo / Dog1 viewsSyracuse,Timoleon, SICILY, AE 13, 344-336 BC.
Obverse: Apollo head left.
Reverse: Dog lying left, looking back.
References: Boutin 1378; Weber 1664; SNG ANS 745var (href=https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=250044).
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 1.496g.
EBDec 04, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Atilius Saranus, AR Denarius - Crawford 214/1b3 viewsRome, The Republic.
M. Atilius Saranus, 148 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.95g; 20mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma facing right; SARAN behind; X (mark-of-value = 10 asses) before.

Rev: Dioscuri galloping right with couched spears; M·ATILI, below; ROMA in linear frame in exergue.

References: Crawford 214/1b; Sydenham 398; BMCRR 679-682; Atilia 9.

Provenance: Ex Varesi (4 Jul 2018), Lot 142.

This is one of the first denarii to include the moneyer’s praenomen, nomen and cognomen, an important development in the evolution of the coinage as a means of advertising young politicians. The obverse mark-of-value is moved from behind Roma’s head to under her chin to make room for the cognomen.
1 commentsCarausiusDec 04, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, MT Series, AR Victoriatus - Crawford 103/1c - VERY RARE0 viewsRome, The Republic.
MT Series, 211-210 BCE.
AR Victoriatus (2.79g; 17mm).
Apulian mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter facing right, hair falling in neat ringlets; border of dots.

Rev: Victory crowning trophy; MT ligate in lower right field; ROMA in exergue.

References: Crawford 103/1c; Crawford Plate XX (same dies); Sydenham 117; BMCRR (Italy) 232.

Provenance: Ex RBW Collection [NAC 61 (Oct 2011), Lot 457]; purchased from Ed Waddell in Dec. 1983.


About 212 BCE, when the Romans introduced the denarius system, they also introduced a collateral denomination of silver coin, the victoriatus. As evidenced by its different weight standard, debased metal, iconography and missing denominational mark, the victoriatus was not integral to the denarius system but was produced for a special purpose. While the denarius and its fractions, the quinarius and sestertius, all depicted Roma and the Dioscuri, victoriati depicted Jupiter and Victory crowning a trophy. Further, while denarii were produced from nearly pure silver, victoriati were made from debased silver of about 70% purity. Based on the weight standard of Magna Graecia drachms, victoriati were likely designed specifically for payments to Greek cities of southern Italy and hoard evidence supports circulation largely in southern Italy.

The MT Victoriati come in three varieties: those with straggly hair (which come with either a bead and reel border or border of dots) and those with neat hair. This example is the “neat hair” variety. MT Series Victoriati are very rare; there were only three examples (including this specimen) on acsearch on 9/15/18. Crawford counted only six obverse and five reverse dies covering all 3 varieties of the type.

Rome ceased issuing victoriati circa 170 BCE. Perhaps because of their debased metal (which discouraged hoarding), victoriati continued to circulate in Gaul for many years until they functioned as de facto quinarii due to metal loss from wear. Their continued popularity caused Rome to later issue quinarii bearing the same devices (Jupiter/Victory and trophy).
CarausiusDec 04, 2018
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Charles VIII (1483 - 1498 A.D.)7 viewsBlanc ŕ la couronne
O: KAROLVS* FRANCORVM* REX• Ecu de France entre trois couronnelles dans un trilobe.
R: SIT* NOMEN* DNI* BENEDICTV. Croix cantonnée de deux lis et de deux couronnelles.
26mm
2.69g
Duplessy 587
1 commentsMatDec 03, 2018
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Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)24 viewsAR Denarius
O:  IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head right.
R: VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory advancing right, holding palm and crowning standard with wreath.
Rome Mint (72-73 A.D.)
3.45g
19mm
RIC 362 (C2), BMCRE 74, RSC 618
9 commentsMatDec 03, 2018
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CALIGULA & DIVUS AUGUSTUS AE dupondius. Statue of Caligula, bust of Divus Augustus, SC flanking.2 viewsCALIGULA & DIVUS AUGUSTUS AE dupondius. Struck 37-41 AD. CONSENSV SENAT ET EQ ORDIN P Q R, laureate & togate Caligula seated left on curule chair, holding branch. Reverse - DIVVS AVGVSTVS S-C, radiate head of Divus Augustus left. RCV 1811. Very Scarce. 29mm, 15.1g.1 commentsAntonivs ProttiDec 03, 2018
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Hadrian AE As., Rome mint, Indulgentia1 viewsRoman Imperial, Hadrian AE As., Rome mint; 25mm, 8.1g, 6h

Obverse: HADRAINVS AVGVSTVS, Bareheaded and draped bust right.

INDVLGENTIA AVG COS III P P, SC, Indulgentia seated left with extended right hand and scepter.

Reference: RIC II 725, Cohen 849.

Ex: CoinTalk Secret Saturnalia, Jaz Numismatics

https://www.cointalk.com/threads/secret-saturnalia-2018.326383/
Gil-galadDec 03, 2018
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Diocletian 1.03.0041 viewsDiocletian
Obv IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
(R. laur trabeate)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius standing l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mintmark
London
Not in RIC CT 1.03.004 (R)
10.99g
(This coin looks as if it is the work of an engraver that previously produced coins for Allectus, as it is different in style to the continental style of coins. These early folles come with cuirassed, draped or trabeate busts. This one appears to be the latter.)
NoviomagusDec 03, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip V (221-179 BCE) AR Hemidrachm, Pella or Amphipolis (Mamroth, Bronzemünzen 25a; SNG Alpha Bank 1116)3 viewsObv: Head of Heracles right, with thick beard and mustache, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; horizontal harpa; ΔI monogram above, all within oak wreath
Dim: 22mm, 5.97 gm, 8h
Quant.GeekDec 03, 2018
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Titus (80-81 AD) AE Dupondius, Salus1 viewsRoman Imperial, Titus (80-81 AD) AE Dupondius

Obverse: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, Radiate head left.

Reverse: SALVS AVG, SC, Salus seated left on throne, holding patera.

Reference: RIC 204, Cohen 195, Sear RCV 2541

Ex: Joshua Mark
Gil-galadDec 03, 2018
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EB0186 Athena / Hippocamp2 viewsSyracuse,Timoleon, SICILY, AE 20, 344-336 BC.
Obverse: ΣYPA, ethnic read from outside above visor of Athena wearing crested Corinthian-style helmet, a dolphin swims in each of the fields, right and left.
Reverse: Hippocamp with curled wing left. Eagle head below?
References: SG 1193, BMC 2.289.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 7.956g.
EBDec 03, 2018
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 380-350 BC21.5MM 8.46G3 viewsPegasos flying right/helmeted head of Athena right rams head behind.Grant HDec 03, 2018
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EB0185 Apollo / Pegasus12 viewsSyracuse,Timoleon, SICILY, AE 20, 344-289 BC.
Obverse: [ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN], Laureate head of Apollo left, unidentified object (amphora?) behind. Signs of tooling.
Reverse: Pegasus flying left. (NI? HP?) monogram below.
References: Cf. Mionnet 624.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 4.94g.
EBDec 03, 2018
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RIC 130 var0 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
Laur. r., dr.
Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC
Victory standing r., inscribing DACI CA on shield fixed to trophy.

3.25g, 19mm
Woytek 346h (2 specimen)
from the Tom Buggey collection
klausklageDec 03, 2018
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EB0184 Zeus / Thunderbolt & Eagle3 viewsSyracuse,Timoleon, SICILY, AE 25, 345-317 BC.
Obverse: ZEYΣ EΛEYΘEΡIOΣ to left and right of head of Zeus Eleutherios right.
Reverse: Thunderbolt, eagle to right.
References: SNG Cop 729; Mionnet I, 892.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 16.099g.
1 commentsEBDec 03, 2018
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, hadrian MYSIA. Lampsacus, Priapus standing1 viewscf RPC III, -- 1550 Trajan; same SNG France 1272; BMC Mysia -, SNG BnF -, SNG Cop

Obv. AΔIANOC KAICAP
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right

Rev. ΛΑΜΨΑΚΗΝωΝ
ithyphallic Priapus standing left, right hand raised, left hand on hip

1.55 gr
15 mm
6h
FORVM coin
okidokiDec 03, 2018
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Roman Empire, Hadrian Sestertius Roma 138 AD Pietas standing2 viewsReference.
RIC -- for reverse 1083 Pietas

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate head right

Rev. TRIB POT COS S-C PIE-TAS
Pietas, draped, standing left next to altar, raising right hand and holding box of incense in left

26.13 gr
31 mm
okidokiDec 03, 2018
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1083 mule Hadrian Sestertius Roma 138 AD Pietas standing 10 viewsReference.
RIC -- for reverse 1083 Pietas

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate head right

Rev. TRIB POT COS S-C PIE-TAS
Pietas, draped, standing left next to altar, raising right hand and holding box of incense in left

26.13 gr
31 mm
12h
okidokiDec 03, 2018
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026 Hadrian Denarius 117-132 AD Aequitas standing Eastern Mint5 viewsReference.
Strack *12

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare head, draped bust right, seen from rear

Rev. COS III
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia

3.23 gr
18 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiDec 03, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 419 B BUST6 views OBVERSE: IMP•C•PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (SPREAD QUADRIGA)
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 2.84g / AXIS: / DIAMETER: 22,5mm
RIC: 419
COLLECTION NO. 1377
DIVERGENT WREATH TIES
Very rare and desirable reverse type for Ticinum!
Barnaba6Dec 03, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 533 VAR. 4 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: F1 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//ζXXI
WEIGHT 4.01g / AXIS: / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: 533 VAR. (UNLISTED FROM 6TH OFFICINA)
COLLECTION NO. 1374

THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME!!!
Barnaba6Dec 03, 2018
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ALFOLDI 097 / - (UNLISTED)2 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B1 = radiate, cuirassed bust left
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIVII
WEIGHT 4.20g / AXIS: / WIDTH 21mm
RIC: unlisted
ALFOLDI 097 / - (UNLISTED WITH B1 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1375

Note: extremely rare and completely unlisted type! ONLY THE 2nd example known to me (the other being in M. Griffiths collection = coin no. 3017 on probuscoins.fr)
Barnaba6Dec 03, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 880 VAR. E1 BUST OFFICINA 3 PARMA SHIELD2 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and (Parma) shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT 3.57g / AXIS: / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 880 VAR. (PARMA SHIELD UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1373

Rare and desirable shield type (Parma)

ONLY THE 3RD EXAMPLE OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME!
Barnaba6Dec 03, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 856 VAR. A2 BUST OFFICINA 32 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2 = radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT 3.91g / AXIS: / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 856 VAR. (OBVERSE LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1395

ONLY THE 3rd EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER TWO BEING COINS NO. 955 AND 3031 ON PROBUSCOINS.FR)
Barnaba6Dec 03, 2018
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EB0182 Arethusa / Dolphin & Scallop3 viewsSyracuse, Dionysios I, SICILY, AE litra, 405-367 BC.
Obverse: Head of Arethusa left; laurel branch right.
Reverse: ΣYPA; Dolphin leaping right, scallop shell below.
References: SNG ANS 414ff; Calciati 24.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 2.619g.
EBDec 03, 2018
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EB0180 Apollo / Tripod0 viewsLeontini, SICILY, AE trias, 405-402 BC.
Obverse: ΛEON, laureate head of Apollo right, laurel leaf with berry behind.
Reverse: Tripod, lyre behind, barley grains to sides; three pellets in ex.
References: SG 1118, BMC 2.56; SNG ANS 270; SNG Cop 360.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 2.11g.
EBDec 03, 2018
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EB0181 Arethusa / Wheel2 viewsSyracuse, SICILY, AE 17, Before 357 BC.
Obverse: Head of Artemis-Arethusa left, [dolphin behind].
Reverse: ΣΥΡΑ, Wheel with four spokes, dolphins in lower quarters.
References: SG 1186; BMC 2.243; SNGCop 314.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.42g.
EBDec 03, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Hemidrachm, Marathus (Price P166)6 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, left leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; NKA monogram in left field, APK monogram under strut
Dim: 14mm, 1.89 gm, 1h
Quant.GeekDec 03, 2018
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Abydus (ADM II series VIII, 124-5)4 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on backless throne; right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; branch upward in left field, horse leg left below throne
Dim: 17mm, 4.27 gm, 5h
Quant.GeekDec 03, 2018
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EB0179 Nymph / Wreath0 viewsHimera, SICILY, AE Hemilitron, 420-408 BC.
Obverse: IM-E, head of nymph left; six pellets before.
Reverse: Six pellets in wreath.
References: Cf. SG 1110; BMC 2.54; Calciati 35.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.539g.
EBDec 03, 2018
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Domitian (81 AD) AE Sestertius, Rome mint, Minerva1 viewsRoman Imperial, Domitian (81 AD) AE Sestertius, Rome mint

Obverse: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right.

Reverse: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P S-C, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding round shield.

Reference: RIC 76, Cohen 561, Sear 2778

Ex: Joshua Mark
Gil-galadDec 02, 2018
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EB0178.2 Gelas / Bull2 viewsGela, SICILY, AE 17 (trias), 420-405 BC.
Obverse: Horned head of river god right, grain ear to left.
Reverse: ΓEΛAΣ [and grain ear] above bull walking right, three dots below.
References: Jenkins 506-508; McClean 2277; BMC 2, 73.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.767g.
EBDec 02, 2018
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EB0178 Demeter / Gelas0 viewsGela, SICILY, AE 14, 339-310 BC.
Obverse: [ΓEΛΩIΩN], head of Demeter, facing slightly right, wearing wreath of grain ears.
Reverse: Bearded head of the river-god Gelas left, grain ears in hair.
References: SG 1099; BMC 2.77,78.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 2.653g.
EBDec 02, 2018
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Spain - Itálica, Santiponce - (Sevilla) AE As. 1 viewsSpain - Itálica, Santiponce - (Sevilla) AE As. 28 mm / 11,76 gr.

Tiberius AE28 of Italica, Spain. TI CAESAR AVGVSTVS PONT MAX IMP, bare head right / MVNIC ITALIC PERM DIVI AVG, altar inscribed PROVIDE-NTIAE-AVGVSTI in three lines.
RPC 65; ACIP 3333; Burgos 1250: RPC 65
Antonivs ProttiDec 02, 2018
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Helena - Trier - PAX PVBLICA - .TRS. mintmark1 viewsHelena - Trier - PAX PVBLICA - 16 mm / 1,6 gr

Helena AE4. FL IVL HELENAE AVG, diademed and draped bust right / PAX PVBLICA, Pax standing left with branch and sceptre. Mintmark TRP or TRS in ex. (.TRS.)
Antonivs ProttiDec 02, 2018
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Theodora. Second wife Of Constantius I, 337-340 AD. - PIETAS ROMANAS - Trier.1 viewsTeodora - PIETAS ROMANAS - Rome - 14 mm / 1,50 gr.
Theodora, wife of Constantius I AE4 14mm. Commemorative struck after her death, ca 337-340 AD. FL MAX THEODORAE AVG, diademed, draped bust right / PIETAS ROMANA, Pietas standing facing, holding a child at her breast, mintmark TRS dot.
RIC VIII 56; Sear 17501.
Antonivs ProttiDec 02, 2018
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EB0177 Persephone / Plow0 viewsKentoripai, SICILY, AE 17 (hexas), 344-336 BC.
Obverse: Draped bust of Persephone right, grain ear in hair; stalk of grain behind.
Reverse: KENTOΡIΠINΩN, Plow with a small bird standing on the share; two dots.
References: SG 1084; Calciati 7; BMC 2.15.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 4.435g.
EBDec 02, 2018
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 20mm 8.35g3 viewsPegasos flying left mintmark below/helmeted head of Athena left behind grapes and amphora. Grant HDec 02, 2018
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EB0176 Gorgoneion / Owl & Lizard1 viewsCamarina (Kamarina), SICILY, AE 14 (trias), 413-405 BC.
Obverse: Gorgoneion.
Reverse: KAMA, Owl standing left grasping lizard, pellet below.
References: SG 1062, BMC 2.37.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 2.927g.
EBDec 02, 2018
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EB0175 Gorgoneion / Owl & Lizard2 viewsCamarina (Kamarina), SICILY, AE Obol, 425-405 BC.
Obverse: Gorgoneion.
Reverse: KAM-A, Owl standing right grasping lizard, pellet below.
References: Cf. SG 1064; Calciati 4; BMC 2.41.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 1.053g.
EBDec 02, 2018
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EB0174 Athena / Owl & Lizard2 viewsCamarina (Kamarina), SICILY, AE 15, 410-405 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena left.
Reverse: KAMA (retrograde), Owl grasping lizard; three dots in ex.
References: SG 1063, BMC 2.40.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 3.553g.
EBDec 02, 2018
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070var Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Fortuna standing Eastern mint6 viewsReference.
cf Strack *32;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right

Rev. COS III
Fortuna standing front, head to left, holding patera with her right hand and cornucopiae with her left

3.39 gr
18 mm
h
okidokiDec 02, 2018
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EB0173 Griffin / Horse1 viewsAlaisa, SICILY, AE 21, ca. 340 BC.
Obverse: Griffin springing to left.
Reverse: Horse prancing left.
References: SG 1048, BMC 2, no. 6.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 9.38g.
EBDec 02, 2018
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Gallien - FIDES MILITVM4 viewsGALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
FIDES MILITVM
1 commentsPYLDec 02, 2018
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Constance Ier Chlore - 214a1 viewsCONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
H
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
A Γ
TR
RIC 214a (premičre Tétrarchie - 3e émission - 296/297)
ZSCHUCKE 29c (3e émission - 295/297)
PYLDec 02, 2018
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Constantin Ier2 viewsIMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI
S A
PTR
PYLDec 02, 2018
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Maximien Hercule1 viewsD N MAXIMIANO P F S AVG
GENIO POP ROM
S A
PTR
PYLDec 02, 2018
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Struck 1305 - 1306, EDWARD I (1272 - 1307), AR Penny minted at London, England3 viewsObverse: EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB. Crowned bust of Edward I facing within circle of pellets.
Reverse: CIVITAS LONDON. Long cross dividing legend into quarters, trefoil in each quarter of inner circle.
Diameter: 18.5mm | Weight: 1.2gms | Die Axis: 9
SPINK: 1410

Undated Penny, type 10cf1. 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".
1 comments*AlexDec 02, 2018
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Struck 1594, ELIZABETH I (1558 - 1603), AR Sixpence minted at London, England1 viewsObverse: ELIZAB•D•G•ANG•FR•ET•HIB•REGI• Crowned bust of Elizabeth I of England facing left. Tudor rose behind bust and mintmark (woolpack) in legend above.
Reverse: POSVI DEV:ADIVTOREM:MEV: Square topped shield, bearing the arms of England and France, quartered by long cross fourchee; 1594 above; mintmark (woolpack) in legend above.
Diameter: 26mm | Weight: 2.5gms | Die Axis: 2
SPINK: 2578A

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.
*AlexDec 02, 2018
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Struck 1605, JAMES I (1603 - 1625) England & JAMES VI (1567 -1625) Scotland, AR Sixpence minted at London 0 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.
*AlexDec 02, 2018
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TIBERIUS (c. 19-20 AD). AE Dupondius, Rome for Commagene. RIC 89, RPC I 3868. 3 viewsTIBERIUS (14-37 AD). Ć Dupondius, 29mm. Rome for Commagene, (c. 19-20 AD).
Obverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AVGVSTI F AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Tiberius right.
Reverse: PONT MAXIM COS III IMP VII TR POT XXI winged caduceus between two crossed cornucopiae. References: RIC 89; RPC I 3868; BMCRE 174. 13.51g, 29mm, 1h. GVF.
Antonivs ProttiDec 02, 2018
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Severina, AE antoninianus. Rome mint. Aurelian´s wife1 viewsSEVERINA AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent / CONCORDIA AVG, Aurelian standing right, clasping hand of Severina standing left. Officina letter S in lower centre.

Mintmark XXI. RIC V-1 Rome 19.
22MM . 3.91GM
Ulpia Severina: wife of Aurelian, entitled Augusta in 274 AD. Ruled in her own right in 275 AD, between Aurelian's death and the accession of Tacitus.
Antonivs ProttiDec 02, 2018
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Macedon, Amphipolis, Tiberius AE, 14 - 37 C.E.1 viewsTIBERIUS AE, AMPHIPOLIS, MACEDON
RPC 1632, Varbanov 3139,
21mm, 8.67 grams, Struck Circa. 14 - 37 C.E.
Obverse: ΤΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ around bare head of Tiberius to right
Reverse: Artemis Tauropolos with billowing veil over head, riding on bull to right, AMΦIΠOΛEITΩN below

Ex: Hanberry Collection, 1970's - early 90's. Purchased from A. H. Baldwin & Sons LTD.
Antonivs ProttiDec 02, 2018
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Claudius I AE Sertersius - EX SC OB CIVES SERVATOS - Lyon mint.2 views31 mm / 21,30 gr.
Claudius, AE sestertius. Lyons mint. AD 46-47.
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, laureate head right / EX SC-OB-CIVES-SERVATOS legend in four lines within oak wreath.
RIC 96, Cohen 39, BMCRE 115; Sear 1848
Antonivs ProttiDec 02, 2018
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Roman Empire, Maxentius 306-312, AE Follis1 views5.85g, 24mm
Laureate head of Maxentius right "IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG"
Dioscouri standing, facing eachother, each with a horse and scepter. "AETERNITAS AVGN" "MOSTP"
Ref.: RIC VI 35
Ostia mint

Antonivs ProttiDec 02, 2018
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EB0172 Eagle / Crab1 viewsAgrigentum, SICILY, AE Hemilitron, 425-406 BC.
Obverse: Eagle standing right on dead hare.
Reverse: Crab; sea serpent [and conch below], three dots in left field, [three dots in right field].
References: Cf. BMC 93; GROSE 2064; Calciati 17.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 22.83.
EBDec 02, 2018
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EB0171 Ares / Nike0 viewsBrettian League, BRUTTIUM, AE 26, 215-205 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Ares left.
Reverse: BΡETTIΩN, Nike crowning trophy left, caduceus between.
References: Scheu 6; SG 701; BMC 65; SNG ANS 34.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 15.315g.
EBDec 02, 2018
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03 Constantius II1 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left with spiral shield, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, clutching the horse's neck. star in left field. Mintmark ANZ. RIC VIII Antioch 123Randygeki(h2)Dec 02, 2018
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06 Constantius Gallus1 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
RE-PARATIO
no beard, Phrygian helmet, reaching (headwear not in RIC for this issue)
CONSH / · in centre
Constantinople 122
Randygeki(h2)Dec 02, 2018
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EB0170 Nike / Zeus3 viewsThe Bretti, BRUTTIUM, AE 17, 215-205 BC.
Obverse: NIKA, Diademed head of Nike left, ear of barley behind her head.
Reverse: BΡETTIΩN, Zeus, naked, striding right, hurling thunderbolt, [and holding sceptre?], cornucopiae in right field.
References: Cf. BMC 96; Mont 3163.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 4.159g.
EBDec 02, 2018
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-3148, RIC V-I 386, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVT ORBIS, -/-//Є, Female, and Emperor,40 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-3148, RIC V-I 386, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVT ORBIS, -/-//Є, Female, and Emperor,
avers: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
reverse: RESTITVT OR BIS, Female figure standing right, crowning Emperor in military dress standing left, holding spear (or long sceptre) in the left hand. (Emperor and Woman 1)
exergue: -/-//Є, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,25g, axes: 0h,
mint: Antioch, off-5, iss-4, date: 272-273 A.D., ref: T-3148 (Estiot), RIC V-I 386,
Q-001
quadransDec 02, 2018
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EB0169 Nike / Zeus5 viewsThe Bretti, BRUTTIUM, AE 20, 215-205 BC.
Obverse: NIKA, Diademed head of Nike left, ear of barley behind her head.
Reverse: BΡETTIΩN, Zeus, naked, striding right, hurling thunderbolt, star between his legs, cornucopiae in right field.
References: BMC 98; SNG Morcom 354; SNG ANS 60-66; cf Sear Greece 705.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 5.305g.
1 commentsEBDec 01, 2018
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Boeotia, Federal Coinage, (c.378-338 B.C.), BMC 30-32, AR-Hemidrachm, BO/IΩ//--, Kantharos, #134 viewsBoeotia, Federal Coinage, (c.378-338 B.C.), BMC 30-32, AR-Hemidrachm, BO/IΩ//--, Kantharos, #1
avers: Boeotian shield,
reverse: Kantharos, thunderbolt above.
exergue: BO/IΩ//--, diameter: 11,5-13,0mm, weight: 2,58 g, axes: 6h,
mint: Boeotia, Federal Coinage, date: c.378-338 B.C., ref: BMC 30-32,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransDec 01, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Ć Decanummium, Constantinople (Sear 816; DOC 75a; MIB 172)7 viewsObv: dN hRAC-LI PERP AVG or similar; Crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing
Rev: Large I; cross above, star to left, Δ to right; CON in exergue
Dim: 18mm, 4.10g
Quant.GeekDec 01, 2018
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H--- László IV., (Ladislaus IV.), King of Hungary, (1272-1290 A.D.), H--, CNH I.--, U--, AR-Obulus, Rare! #141 viewsH--- László IV., (Ladislaus IV.), King of Hungary, (1272-1290 A.D.), H--, CNH I.--, U--, AR-Obulus, Rare! #1
avers: Serrated double bows, sword each side, bull's head in the middle, above it a star.
reverse: Pelican (or Dragon) walks to the left, star to the right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0mm, weight: 0,18g, axis: 6h,
mint: Esztergom (?), date: A.D., ref: Huszár--, CNH I.--, Unger--, Published in Nudelman 3rd. Auktion, Lot:153, 22-23.09.2007.
Q-001
1 commentsquadransDec 01, 2018
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EB0168 Zeus / Eagle3 viewsThe Bretti, BRUTTIUM, AE 22, 216-214 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right; tiny G below.
Reverse: BRET-TIWN, eagle standing left, wings open.
References: Cf. SNG ANS 44; BMC 86; Rutter HN 1942.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 11.755g.
EBDec 01, 2018
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EB0167 Hera / Cornucopiae1 viewsHipponion (as Vibo Valentia), BRUTTIUM, AE 18 (semis), 193-150 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Hera right; S behind.
Reverse: VALENTIA, Double cornucopia; carnyx and S to right.
References: BMC 9; HN Italy 2263; SNG ANS 483.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 3.283g.
EBDec 01, 2018
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EB0166 Apollo / Lion1 viewsRhegion, BRUTTIUM, AE 16, 260-215 BC.
Obverse: Head of Apollo right; lyre behind.
Reverse: Lion walking right.
References: SNG ANS 727-8, Grose 1910.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 2.359g.
EBDec 01, 2018
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EB0165 Lion / PoE2 viewsRhegion, BRUTTIUM, Ć Onkia, c. 425-420 BC.
Obverse: Lion scalp facing.
Reverse: R-E flanking pellet within circle, border of dots.
References: BMC 39; Weber 1128; HNItaly 2516; Rutter Group II.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 1.116g.
EBDec 01, 2018
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EB0164 Persephone / Boar1 viewsLucania, Paestum-Poseidonia. 218-201 BC. AE Sextans.
Obverse: Head of Persephone right, crowned with barley, two dots behind.
Reverse: PAIS, Boar running right; Q. VA and two dots below.
References: BMC 27: SNG ANS 760; HN Italy 1211.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 2.405g.
EBDec 01, 2018
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EB0162 Zeus / Selene2 viewsCapua, CAMPANIA, AE sextans, 269-212 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right; two stars behind.
Reverse: Selene driving galloping biga right; two stars above.
References: BMC 9; Grose 195; SNG ANS 206-207; Laffaille 10; Weber 293
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 14.592g.
EBDec 01, 2018
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EB0161 Head / Warrior on Horseback2 viewsBriviesca, HISPANIA, AE 24, 200-100 BC.
Obverse: Beardless male head right. Behind the head, uparrow (Iberian "U").
Reverse: Northern Iberian script UIROUN / IAS (Uironias), Warrior on horseback with spear charging right.
References: Catalogo del Monetario Iberico del Museo de Navarra #348.
Diameter: 24.5mm, Weight: 9.191g.
Regarding Uironias, here is a footnote from The Selected Essays of Julio Caro Baroja:
"Among the Autrigonians, Deobriga and Uironias ... were important names".
EBDec 01, 2018
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE 5 views199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 19.5 mm; 7.11 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia holding shield and brandishing spear;
Thessaly
laneyDec 01, 2018
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MYSIA, PERGAMON6 viewsca. 2nd century BC
AE 16 mm, 3.89 g
O: Laureate and bearded head of Asklepios to right
R: Staff entwined with serpent, legends to sides
Mysia, Pergamon;
laneyDec 01, 2018
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SYRACUSE, SICILY4 viewsCa 405 – 367 BC
Time of Dionysos I
AE hemilitron 19 mm, 6.52 g
O: Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet
R: Hippocamp left
Sicily, Syracuse
laneyDec 01, 2018
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Diva Faustina, wife of Antoninus Pius Sestertius after 1412 viewsObv. DIVA AVGVSTA – FAVSTINA Veiled bust r., hair coiled on top of head.
Rev. AETER – NITAS S – C Providentia standing l., holding globe and sceptre.
Ref. BMC A Pius 1421. RIC A Pius 1108.
CanaanDec 01, 2018
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PISIDIA, TERMESSOS MAJOR3 viewsPisidia. Termessos Major
ca 72/1 BC
(Dated CY 1=72/1 BC)
Ć 19 mm., 3.45 g.
O: Laureate head of Zeus right
R: TEP, horse galloping left, A (date CY1=72-71 BC) above.
Pisidia, Termessos Major; SNG Copenhagen 291; SNG France 2106.
laneyDec 01, 2018
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SICILY, SYRACUSE--HIERON II5 viewsHieron II
Tyrant: 275 - 215BC
AE 19.5 mm 6.21 g
O.: Diademed head of Poseidon left.
R: Ornamented trident head, dolphin downward flanking on each side
laneyDec 01, 2018
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SICILY--SYRACUSE, HIERON II4 viewsHieron II
Tyrant: 275 - 215BC
AE 19.0mm 6.09g
O.: Diademed head of Poseidon left.
R: Ornamented trident head, dolphin downward flanking on each side, ΙΕΡΩ−ΝΟΣ in lower field divided by shank.
cf: BMC Sicily p. 218, 588 ff.; SNG Cop 844 ff.
laneyDec 01, 2018
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PONTIC KINGDOM—PAPHLAGONIA, SINOPE9 viewsca 85-65 BC (time of Mithradates VI)
Ć 21mm, 7.84 g
O: Laureate head of Zeus right
R: Eagle, left with head reverted and wings slightly open, standing on thunderbolt; EA monogram to left, star to right, ΣINΩΠΗΣ below
PAPHLAGONIA, Sinope; SNG BM Black Sea 1543; SNG Copenhagen 304; HGC 7, 421.
laneyDec 01, 2018
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Struck 1280 - 1286, Alexander III (1249 - 1286), AR Penny minted at Roxburgh, Scotland3 viewsObverse: + ALEXANDER DEI GRA . Crowned head of Alexander III facing left within circle of pellets; sceptre topped with fleur-de-lis before. Cross potent in legend.
Reverse: REX SCOTORVM +. Long cross pattée dividing legend into quarters, with three pierced mullets of six points and one mullet of seven points in quarters of inner circle. The total of 25 points is indicative of the mint of Roxburgh.
Class Mb with unbarred “A”, wider portrait and cross potent mintmark in legend.
Roxburgh only accounts for some 9% of Alexander's second coinage so issues from this mint are quite rare.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 1.0gm | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 5054

Alexander III's reign saw the introduction of the round halfpenny and farthing to Scottish medieval coinage.
Following the English recoinage of Edward I in 1279, Alexander introduced his second coinage which began in 1280 and ended when he died in 1286. This coin was therefore struck between those dates.

Alexander III was born at Roxburgh, he came to the throne when he was just 7 years old following the death of his father, Alexander II.
At the age of ten, in 1251, Alexander married Margaret, daughter of Henry III of England. Henry seized the opportunity to demand from his son-in-law homage from the Scottish kingdom. Alexander did not comply but In 1255, after a meeting between the English and Scottish kings at Kelso, he was compelled to consent to the creation of a regency representative of both monarchs.
The early years of Alexander III’s reign were dominated by a power struggle between the two factions, but when he reached the age of 21 he was able to rule in his own right. His first action was to claim control of the Western Isles which were then under the domination of Norway. The Norwegian King Haakon rejected the claim, and in 1263, responded with a formidable invasion force which sailed around the west coast of Scotland and halted off the Isle of Arran. Alexander craftily delayed negotiations until the autumn storms began which resulted in the Norwegian ships being greatly damaged. Haakon, losing patience, attacked the Scots at Largs, but the battle proved indecisive and his position became hopeless. The Norwegians set sail for home but Haakon died en route, on Orkney, towards the end of the year. In 1266, at the Treaty of Perth, Norway formally ceded the Western Isles and the Isle of Man to Scotland in return for a monetary payment.
Alexander, when only 44 years old, met his end on the night of 19th March 1286. After entertaining guests at Edinburgh Castle he decided that night that he would return home to his wife near Kinghorn. His aides advised against it because there was a storm and the party would have to travel in darkness for many miles along a treacherous coastal path. Alexander was determined to travel anyway and ignored his advisors. It is not clear what happened, but it seems he got separated from the rest of his group and his horse lost its footing in the dark. The following day Alexander's body, and that of his horse, was found on the shore at the foot of the cliffs, the King's neck was broken. In 1886, a monument to him was erected in Kinghorn, on the side of the cliffs, at the approximate location of Alexander's death.
Alexander had no heirs, which ultimately led to a war with England that lasted almost thirty years.
1 comments*AlexDec 01, 2018
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Struck 1637 - 1638, CHARLES I (1625 - 1649), AR Twenty Pence minted at Edinburgh, Scotland8 viewsObverse: CAR•D:G•SCOT•ANG•FR•ET•HIB•R•. Crowned bust of Charles I, which goes to the edge of the coin, facing left, XX with a small lozenge above and below behind bust; small B (for Briot) below.
Reverse: IVSTITIA•THRONVM•FIRMAT• small B (off flan, for Briot) at end of legend. Thistle with Scottish crown above. The reverse legend translates as 'Justice strengthens the Throne'.
This coin was produced using Briot's new coining press during the third coinage period which ran from 1637 to 1642.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 0,8gms | Die Axis: 6
SPINK: 5581

Nicholas Briot, a Frenchman previously employed by the French and English mints, was appointed Master of the Scottish mint in August 1634. He was later joined by his son-in-law John Falconer, who succeeded him in 1646.
Briot's work was of the highest calibre, and his introduction of the mill and screw press gave the Scottish series of coins a technical excellence previously unknown.
After Briot's departure from Scotland in 1638 there was a rapid falling off from his high standard of workmanship. Although considerable use was made of Briot's punches for Falconer's third coinage issues, many of the dies were badly executed, and there was even more of a deterioration during the fourth coinage period which resulted in poorly produced coins of no artistic merit.

After his succession, Charles quarrelled with the Parliament of England, which sought to curb his royal prerogative. Charles believed in the divine right of kings and thought he could govern according to his own conscience. Many of his subjects opposed his policies, in particular the levying of taxes without parliamentary consent, and perceived his actions as those of a tyrannical absolute monarch. His religious policies, coupled with his marriage to a Roman Catholic, generated the antipathy and mistrust of Reformed groups such as the English Puritans and the Scottish Covenanters, who thought his views were too Catholic. He supported high church Anglican ecclesiastics and his attempts to force the Church of Scotland to adopt high Anglican practices led to the Bishops' Wars, and helped precipitate his own downfall.
From 1642, Charles fought the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War. After his defeat in 1645, he surrendered to a Scottish force that eventually handed him over to the English Parliament. Charles refused to accept his captors' demands for a constitutional monarchy, and after temporarily escaping captivity in November 1647, he was re-imprisoned on the Isle of Wight. Although Charles had managed to forge an alliance with Scotland, by the end of 1648 Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army had consolidated its control over England and Charles was tried, convicted, and executed for high treason in January 1649. The monarchy was abolished and a republic called the Commonwealth of England was declared. The Parliament of Scotland however, proclaimed Charles I's son as King Charles II on the 5th of February 1649.
The political crisis in England that followed the death of Cromwell in 1658 resulted in the restoration of the monarchy whereby Charles II was invited to return and, on the 29th of May 1660, he was received in London to public acclaim. After 1660 all Charles II's legal documents in Britain were dated from 1649, the year when he had succeeded his father as king in Scotland.
2 comments*AlexDec 01, 2018
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3470 CHALCIDICE, Chalcis ad Belum Hadrian, Laurel wreath Δ3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3470; CRS 437/15; Butcher Pl. 25, Chalcis 15a; Paris 1762/1763

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑ-ΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on far shoulder

Rev. ΦΛ ΧΑΛ/ΚΙΔΕωΝ / Δ
laurel-wreath

10.99 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiDec 01, 2018
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3704 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian. Ć Chalkous no letter4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3704; CRS 239a; McAlee 543(j)

Obv,
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from front or rear

Rev. S C
Laurel wreath; beneath: no letter

1.03 gr
10 mm
12h
okidokiDec 01, 2018
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EB0160 Helmeted Head / Lastigi1 viewsLastigi, HISPANIA. Mid-late 2nd century B.C. Ć quadrans.
Obverse: Helmeted male head right within laurel border.
Reverse: LAS within laurel border.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 3.504g.
EBDec 01, 2018
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EB0159 Youth / CARMO0 viewsCarmo, HISPANIA, AE 23, 200-100 BC.
Obverse: Youthful male head right.
Reverse: Corn ears (or wheat) right above & below CARMO on tablet.
References: Heiss 4.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 12.534g.
EBDec 01, 2018
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AE Follis SBVC 192 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a start on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars, cross above, Officina letter below "Large E " Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 19 DO 23a
33mm 17.45 gm
ex cng 11/18
Auction 432
Lot 618
wileycDec 01, 2018
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6 kreuzer 1674 Austria Leopold I., SHS Breslau6 views2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Dec 01, 2018
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Dionkion circa 490-475 BC 6mm 0.05g very rare1 viewsHead of horse left/two pellets {mark of value }Grant HNov 30, 2018
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Megalopolis, Arkadia, AR Triobol1 viewsAncient Greek, Autonomous Megalopolis, Arkadia, AR Triobol, 18mm, 2.2g, 8h

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus left.

Reverse: MEΓ, Pan seated left on rock, his right hand raised and his left holding lagobolon; above his knees, eagle; to left, monogram.

Reference: Pending.

Ex: CoinTalk Secret Saturnalia 2018, Jaz Numismatics, Charles Reeves

https://www.cointalk.com/threads/secret-saturnalia-2018.326383/
Gil-galadNov 30, 2018
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Gallienus, Antoninianus, AD 258-259 (Joint reign)4 viewsGallienus, Antoninianus, Minted AD 258-259 (Joint reign)
Obverse..GALLIENVS dot P dot F dot AVG Radiate, curaissed bust right
Reverse..GERMANICVS MAX V trophy between two seated and bound German captives
RIC VI#18 variant obv legend dots..Cologne
1 commentsPaul R3Nov 30, 2018
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1550B MYSIA. Lampsacus Hadrian, Priapus standing9 viewscf RPC III, -- 1550 Trajan; same SNG France 1272; BMC Mysia -, SNG BnF -, SNG Cop

Obv. AΔIANOC KAICAP
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right

Rev. ΛΑΜΨΑΚΗΝωΝ
ithyphallic Priapus standing left, right hand raised, left hand on hip

1.55 gr
15 mm
6h

Note.
Priapus or Priapos was a minor rustic fertility god, protector of livestock, fruit plants, gardens and male genitalia. Priapus is marked by his absurdly oversized permanent erection, which gave rise to the medical term priapism. He became a popular figure in Roman erotic art and Latin literature, and is the subject of the often humorously obscene collection of verse called the Priapeia. Statues of Priapus were sometimes placed on boundaries and hung with signs which threatened sexual assault on trespassers.
FORVM coin
okidokiNov 30, 2018
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Septimus Severus Sestertius1 viewsSeptimus Severus Sestertius
Rome AD 210

Obv.: L SEPT SEVERVS PIVS AVG
Rev.: VICTORIAE BRITTANNICAE SC , two Victories stg. face to face, holding between them shield attached to palm-tree, at base of which, two British captives seated back to back.

RARE

RIC 796
TanitNov 30, 2018
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Caria, Knidos, (c.250-210 B.C.), SNG Keckman 1 182, AE-11, -/-//--, KNI above prow right, Scarce!68 viewsCaria, Knidos, (c.250-210 B.C.), SNG Keckman 1 182, AE-11, -/-//--, KNI above prow right, Scarce!
avers: Head of Aphrodite right, wearing stephane.
reverse: KNI above prow right, magistrate's name (?) below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0-11,0mm, weight: 1,41g, axes: 0h,
mint: Caria, Knidos, date: c. 250-210 B.C., ref: SNG Keckman 1 182 (?), SNG Helsinki 182,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 30, 2018
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EB0158 Ptolemy XII / Eagle3 viewsEgypt, Ptolemy XII, AR Tetradrachm. Year 29 = 52/51 BC, Paphos Mint.
Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy XII right, aegis at neck.
Reverse: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, palm branch over shoulder, IKΘ over headdress of Isis in left field, ΠA in right field.
References: Svoronos 1839; SNG Cop 396; BMC 35-36.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 14.471g.
1 commentsEBNov 30, 2018
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EB0157 Ptolemy IX? / Eagle1 viewsCleopatra III and Ptolemy IX?, PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm.
Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, with aegis at neck.
Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Eagle with wings closed stands half left atop fulmen, LC (year 6) left, ΠΑ right.
References: Svoronos 1667.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 14.108g.
EBNov 30, 2018
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BCC MA28, MA29, MA30, MA317 viewsBronze Fish Hooks
Caesarea Maritima
Uncertain Date, Roman?
MA28: 4.1cm Weight: 2.1gm
MA29: 3.5cm Weight: 2.15gm
MA30: 2.7cm Weight: 1.9gm
MA31: 2.5cm Weight: 1.2gm
Barbed hooks with flattened tying
end, and grooves for securing line.
Dating is difficult, as the form
remained the same for so many
years. Any ideas are welcome.
These are surface finds from the
beach near Caesarea, 1971-1976.
(click for larger pic)
v-dromeNov 30, 2018
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BCC MA24, MA25, MA26, MA277 viewsBronze Sewing Needles
Caesarea Maritima
Uncertain Date, Roman?
Bronze needles with semi-rectangular
eyes. I do not know the method or
date of manufacture. The third needle
from the left (MA26), has a distinct
groove on both sides where the eye
is located. Any ideas are welcome.
MA24: 8.5cm Weight: 5.1gm
MA25: 7.2cm Weight: 2.6gm
MA26: 4.4cm Weight: 0.4gm
MA27: 4.1cm Weight: 0.8gm
Surface finds from the beach
near Caesarea, 1971-1977
(click for larger pic)
v-dromeNov 30, 2018
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EB0156 Ptolemy IX? / Eagle2 viewsCleopatra III and Ptolemy IX?, PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm.
Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right.
Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Eagle with wings closed stands half left atop fulmen, LI (year 10) left, ΠΑ right.
References: Svoronos 1671.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 13.083g.
EBNov 30, 2018
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EB0154 Menander / Athena1 viewsMenander, 160-145 BC, BAKTRIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Taxila mint.
Obverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΔΡϒ, diademed and draped bust right.
Reverse: Karosthi legend, Athena Promachos advancing left, bearing shield and thunderbolt. HA monogram in right field.
References: SG 7600, MIG 215.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 2.196g.
EBNov 30, 2018
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Hadrianopolis, Thrace2 viewsAe21, Hadrianopolis, Thrace
Obv.: ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH
Draped bust right.
Rev.: AΔΡIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Homonoia, veiled, standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae.

Varbanov 3227
Moushmov 2529

21mm, 4.69g
klausklageNov 29, 2018
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0773 THRACE, Odessus Hadrian, Horseman 2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 773; AMNG 2237

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤωΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΟΔΗСΕΙΤωΝ
Horseman (Emperor?) galloping, r., his mantle floating, brandishing spear in r. hand

5.11 gr
20 mm
6h
okidokiNov 29, 2018
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Seleukos III3 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos III Soter (Keraunos). 225/4-222 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.79 g, 12h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, testing arrow, resting hand on bow; monograms to outer left and right. SC 921.1; Le Rider, Antioche 31-74 (obv. die A3); HGC 9, 414c. VF, toned, small edge chip, light deposits on reverse.

From the Collection of a Novelist. Ex Agora Auctions 63 (20 December 2016), lot 53.
ex CNG Auc 433 lot 109
2 commentsarash pNov 29, 2018
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Domitian5 viewsAR Denarius (18mm, 2.72 g, 7h). Ephesus mint. Struck AD 71. bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis / Victory advancing right, holding palm frond and wreath; EPE mintmark to lower right. RIC II 1447 (Vespasian); RPC 848; RSC 336. VF, minor roughness.

ex CNG Auc 433 lot 386
2 commentsarash pNov 29, 2018
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Artabanos II1 viewsKINGS of PARTHIA. Artabanos II. 126-122 BC. AR Drachm (19.5mm, 3.77 g, 12h). Ekbatana mint. Diademed bust left / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on omphalos, holding bow. Sellwood 20.1 (Artabanos I); Sunrise 278; Shore 59 (Artabanos I). Near VF, porous.

ex CNG Auc 433 lot 147
arash pNov 29, 2018
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Maximinus I Sestertius3 viewsAE Sestertius
Rome AD 235

Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG
Rev: MARTI PACIFERO SC ; Mars stg. l. foot on helmet, holding olive-branch and resting on spear

RIC 55
TanitNov 29, 2018
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Severus Alexander Sestertius1 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222 - 235 AD
AE Sestertius.
Obv.: IMP SEVALEXANDER AVG
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGVSTI S C, Victory standing right
inscribing VOT X on shield set on palm.

RIC 616
TanitNov 29, 2018
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Severus Alexander Sestertius3 viewsAE Sestertius

Obv: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG ; Laureate bust right

Rev.: PM TR P VIIII COS III PP SC; Sol stg. l., r. hand raised, holding globe in l.

RIC 503
TanitNov 29, 2018
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EB0153 Vologases VI / Archer2 viewsVologases VI 206-228, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with long, pointed beard extending beyond beaded border; wearing tiara with ear flaps, pellets on stalks round crest and a line of pellets on stalks on side; lines coming out of crest and diadem with loop at the top and two ends. Monogram Shore 85 behind head (abbreviated king's name in Aramaic).
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram #26.
References: Shore 455, Sell. 88.18.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.781g.
EBNov 29, 2018
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EB0152 Vologases VI / Archer1 viewsVologases VI 206-228, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with long, pointed beard extending beyond beaded border; wearing tiara with ear flaps, pellets on stalks round crest and a line of pellets on stalks on side; lines coming out of crest and diadem with loop at the top and two ends. Monogram Shore 85 behind head (abbreviated king's name in Aramaic).
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram #26.
References: Shore 455, Sell. 88.17.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.983g.
EBNov 29, 2018
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EB0151 Vologases VI / Tyche4 viewsVologases VI 206-228, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, Billon Tetradrachm.
Obverse: Bust of king left.
Reverse: Tyche presenting wreath to king enthroned.
References: Sell. 88.1-17 (228 AD).
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 10.885g.
EBNov 29, 2018
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Parthia - Phraates IV (38-2 BCE)1 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 3.4 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 38-2 BCE; Obverse: Bare-headed bust of king left, w/ broad 3-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, pointed beard; necklace (not evident on this coins); wart on forehead; in right upper field eagle offering diadem; a very Eastern looking portrait from Ecbatana. Reverse: Archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 6-line legend: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / - ΑΡΣΑKΟΥ - ΕΥΕPΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ - EΠΙΦΑΝΟΥC / ΦΙΕΛΛΗΝΟY (King of Kings Arsaces, God-like, the Just, the Noble, Friend of the Greeks).
References: Sellwood 52.10; Shore #277?.
museumguyNov 29, 2018
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Parthia - Unknown King (80-70 BCE)3 viewsMetal/Size: AR21; Weight: 3.6 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 80-70 BCE; Obverse: Bare-headed bust left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ; References: Sellwood 30.14; Shore #131.1 commentsmuseumguyNov 29, 2018
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LONDON mint - trefoil quadrilateral type AR penny Edward the Confessor - moneyer GOLSI (=Goldsige) 8 viewsObverse: ✠ EADPERD REX
Reverse: ✠ GOLSI: ON LVNDE
Ř = 18mm
Weight = 1,02 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Heritage auctions Europe auction November 2018, lot 6095
•Ex Seaby's Coin and Medal Bulletin, January 1979 (list 725), coin E14

Note: the spelling of the moneyer's name is odd. I would've expected the first letter to be a G, but it almost looks like several letters are engraved on the same spot on top of eachother. A spelling error made when engraving the die? Seaby also noted this, but did not elaborate.
1 commentsRomaVictorNov 29, 2018
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BCC MA21, MA22, MA235 viewsWarded Bronze Ring Keys
Caesarea Maritima
Uncertain Date
1st-3rd Century CE?
cf. D. Jackson, Roman Gallery
of Locks, Keys, and Seals,
#239, 614, 1005
(romanlocks.com).
Surface finds, 1971-1974
1 commentsv-dromeNov 28, 2018
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Severus Alexander Sestertius2 viewsSeverus Alexander Ć Sestertius. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust right with draped far shoulder / PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left with grain ears over modius & anchor.

Ref Severus Alexander AE Sestertius, RIC 645, Cohen 509, BMC 815
TanitNov 28, 2018
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Severus Alexander Sestertius2 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Rev: PM TR P VIII COS III PP; Virtus standing on the prow of a ship

RIC 477
TanitNov 28, 2018
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Julia Mamaea Sestertius5 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA
Rev: FELECITAS PVBLICA S C; Felecitas stg. l., leaning on column, holding caduceus

C.21
2 commentsTanitNov 28, 2018
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Sarabhapuriyas of Maha Kosala: Prasannamitra (ca. 525-550 CE) AV 12 Rattis (ATEC 5207; ACR 904; Friedberg 120)10 viewsObv: Garuda standing facing with wings outstretched, flanked by discus and sankh shell; crescent and pellet flanking head; in lower region, Brahmi legend: śri prasannamitra, kalasa below
Rev: Incuse image of obverse design
Dim: 18mm, 1.32 g, 12h
1 commentsQuant.GeekNov 28, 2018
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EB0150 Vologases VI / Tyche3 viewsVologases VI 206-228 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, Billon Tetradrachm, Seleucia mint 220 AD.
Obverse: Bust left with long, tapered beard wearing tiara with hooks on crest, horn on side and long, curved earflap and earring. Lock of hair on forehead representing royal wart; B behind head. Diadem with loop at top and three ends.
Reverse: King seated left on throne, Tyche standing right before him, giving him diadem and holding scepter; standard legend off the flan and severely blundered. Seleucid date ΦΚB above diadem.
References: Shore 453, Sell. 88.4.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 13.373g.
EBNov 28, 2018
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EB0149 Osroes II / Archer0 viewsOsroes II 190 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Osroes II left, wearing tiara with hooks on crest and vertically on the side.
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow, AT monogram missing crossbar, thus making it Λ-T. Illegible legend.
References: Shore 439, Sell. 85.3.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 3.702g.
EBNov 28, 2018
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 08.1-1-1B, Kamnaskires IV, Zeus7 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Kamnaskires IV
Tetradrachm
Seleukeia on the Hedyphon, dated SE 255 = 58/7 BC
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Kamnaskires IV left, [Seleukid anchor behind]; c/m: Nike standing left, within rectangular incuse
Rev.: Zeus seated left, holding sceptre and Nike, who crowns him; IACIΛEΩC KAMNACKIPOY TOY E BACIΛEΩC KAMNACKIPOY around, PK monogram in inner left field, [E]NΣ (date) in exergue.
14.25g, 31mm, 12h
Ref.: Van't Haaff type 8.1, subtype 1-1B; cf. Alram 458; cf. DCA 520
Ex Roma Numismatics, E-LIVE Auction 3, Lot 368
2 commentsshanxiNov 28, 2018
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0010, Rome, AR-Denarius, P•M•TR•P•COS•II•P•P•, Victory seated left, #158 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0010, Rome, AR-Denarius, P•M•TR•P•COS•II•P•P•, Victory seated left, #1
avers: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, Laureate, head right.
reverse: P•M•TR•P•COS•II•P•P•, Victory seated left holding patera and palm.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,27g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 98-99 A.D., ref: RIC II 10, RSC 213,
Q-001
quadransNov 28, 2018
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0032, Rome, AR-Denarius, P•M•TR•P•COS•II•P•P•, Abundantia seated left, #157 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0032, Rome, AR-Denarius, P•M•TR•P•COS•II•P•P•, Abundantia seated left, #1
avers: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, Laureate, head right, drapery on the far shoulder.
reverse: P•M•TR•P•COS•II•P•P•, Abundantia seated left on chair of crossed cornucopiae, holding sceptre.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,13g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 100 A.D., ref: RIC II 32, RSC 219,
Q-001
quadransNov 28, 2018
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EB0148 Parthamaspates / Archer2 viewsParthamaspates 116 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with short beard wearing tiara with ear flaps decorated on side with crescents and star; earring visible; diadem with loop and two wide ends plus pendent beaded decoration falling from tiara with diadem tails.
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT); archer's seat represented as horizontal line, five horizontal bars to throne back. 7-line legend.
References: Shore 423, Sell. 81.1.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.312g.
1 commentsEBNov 28, 2018
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EB0147.2 Vologeses III / Archer1 viewsVologeses III 105-147 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with long, pointed beard wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends; earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram 26; 7-line legend.
References: Shore 413, Sell. 78.3.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.737g.
EBNov 28, 2018
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EB0147 Vologeses III / Archer1 viewsVologeses III 105-147 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with medium length beard wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends; earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram 26; 7-line legend.
References: Shore 412, Sell. 78.2.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.731g.
EBNov 28, 2018
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EB0146 Artabanus III ? / Archer0 viewsArtabanus III?? 80-90 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with long triangular cut beard, wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends, hair in three waves, earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: Archer & 7-line legend, AT monogram #26.
References: Flip says "Shore 404, Sell. 74.6" but I have doubts.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.441g.
EBNov 28, 2018
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 61 - Bronze Chalk2 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
1.04 gm, 9-10.5 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. A to left and crayfish to right.
Topalov Apollonia p.598, 61

Topalov Type 61: “Apollo’s Head - Upright Anchor" – bronze chalk(?) (410/404-341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Laureate Apollo r. or l. with short hair.
Rev.: Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock. No magistrates' names on coins of this type
JaimelaiNov 28, 2018
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EB0145 Artabanus III / Archer0 viewsArtabanus III 80-90 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with long square cut beard, wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends, hair almost straight, earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand, bow; below bow monogram #26 (AT); 7-line legend.
References: Shore 404, Sell. 74.6.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.659g.
EBNov 28, 2018
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EB0144 Vardanes II / Archer0 viewsVardanes II 55-58 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with semicircular bottom to beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; medium length hair wavy with earring visible; diadem pendants shown as five lines; circular border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram #26 (AT); seven-line legend; no border.
References: Shore 384, Sell. 69.13.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 3.745g.
EBNov 28, 2018
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EB0143 Vardanes II / Archer0 viewsVardanes II 55-58 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with semicircular bottom to beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; medium length hair wavy with earring visible; diadem pendants shown as five lines; circular border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram #26 (AT); seven-line legend; no border.
References: Shore 384, Sell. 69.13.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.653g.
EBNov 28, 2018
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EB0142 Vologeses I / Archer2 viewsVologeses I 51-78 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with beard tapering but square cut; [wart on brow]; wearing diadem with loop at the top; hair in five waves, ear ring visible. Beaded border. Aramaic inscription ( = wl ).
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow. Somewhat blundered 7-line legend, below bow monogram #26 (AT).
References: Shore 377, Sell. 71.1.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.449g.
EBNov 28, 2018
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Pontos. Amisos (Circa 85-65 BC)7 viewsBronze AE

30mm, 19.53 g

Struck under Mithradates VI.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right

Reverse: Perseus standing facing, holding harpa and head of Medusa; body of Medusa at feet, monograms to left and right.

HGC 7, 238

This coin depicts two figures from the legend of Medusa, who was once a beautiful young maiden who dared to challenge Athena's beauty. As punishment for her impiety, Medusa’s hair was turned into hissing serpents and condemned to turn every living thing which gazed upon her to turn to stone. Perseus, son of Zeus and the mortal Danae, was given the task of slaying this monster. He was aided, in part, by Athena who gave her shield to him for the task. In the context of the period which this coin is from, Perseus and Medusa could be representations of Mithradates VI and Rome, respectively.
1 commentsNathan PNov 28, 2018
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Byzantine, Alexius I Comnenus, AU Hyperpyron SBCV-191321 viewsAlexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Hyperpyron (Gold, 31 mm, 4.30 g, 6 h)

Constantinople, post-reform coinage, 1092-1118. +ΚЄ ROHΘЄI Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; in fields, IC - XC. Rev. A/ΛЄ/ΖΙω / ΔЄC/ΠΟ/ΤΗ; in right field, Tω / KO/MNH/Nω Alexius I standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and exaggerated jeweled chlamys, holding labarum with his right hand and globus cruciger with his left; in upper right field, manus Dei to left
This coin came with its pre WWII original ticket for a dealer in Amsterdam. Jacques Schulman.
1 commentsSimonNov 27, 2018
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PHOENICIA, Tyre. Elagabalus. AD 218-222. Ć 30mm 2 viewsObv.Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. Astarte standing facing, foot on prow, holding scepter and placing right hand on trophy to outer left; to outer right, Nike on column, crowning Astarte; palm tree to inner left, murex shell to inner right.
References; Rouvier 2350; SNG Copenhagen 364 var. (bust type); BMC 396.
VF, Green patina with a dusting of light earthen deposits.
CanaanNov 27, 2018
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Caabria Tarentum AR Stater circa 281-272 BC 21mm 6.47g Vlasto 73617 viewsNaked boy on horse walking left,being received by a naked male figure standing left,crowning the horse,monogram to left.Rev Taras on dolphin right holding bow and arrows,beneath elephant.1 commentsGrant HNov 27, 2018
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EB0141 Vonones II / Archer1 viewsVonones II 51 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Helmeted bust facing with short beard wearing diadem with loops at both sides; helmet with ornamentation (horns ?) and ear flaps. Royal wart on forehead; at each side six-pointed stars; border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT); somewhat blundered 7-line Greek legend.
References: Shore 368, Sell. 67.1.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.622g.
EBNov 27, 2018
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EB0140 Vonones II / Archer3 viewsVonones II 51 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Helmeted bust facing with short beard wearing diadem with loops at both sides; helmet with ornamentation (horns ?) and ear flaps. Royal wart on forehead; at each side six-pointed stars; border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT); somewhat blundered 7-line Greek legend.
References: Shore 368, Sell. 67.1.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.754g.
2 commentsEBNov 27, 2018
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EB0139 Vardanes I / Tyche0 viewsVardanes I, 40-45 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, Seleucia mint 43 AD.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem with loop at the top, hair in four waves, ear covered, wart on brow.
Reverse: King seated right on throne, receiving palm from Tyche holding cornucopia; 7-line legend; year date ΑΝΤ above palm (354 S.E. = A.D. 43), and month [ΔΥΣΤΡΟΥ] in exergue.
References: date illegible , Shore 351, Sell. 64.14
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 13.957g.
EBNov 27, 2018
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Vespasian RIC-19042 viewsĆ Sestertius, 25.22g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 190 (C3). BMC 560.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ROMA; S C in field; Roma stg. l., with Victory and spear
Ex Pegasi 39, 13 November 2018, lot 467. Ex Bonhams, 11 June 2018, group lot 3. Ex Superior 2-3 June 1998, The J. B. Parker Collection, lot 7023.

In 71 AD the Rome and Lugdunum mints struck a massive iconic issue of aes coinage for Vespasian, setting the tone for the bronze coinage for the remainder of the reign. One of the commonest sestertius types struck for the issue was Roma holding Victory. Roma is depicted in the guise of an Amazon warrior, a typical attribute for her on the coinage during the Flavian era.

Fantastic portrait in good style.
5 commentsDavid AthertonNov 27, 2018
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EB0138 Artabanus II / Archer0 viewsArtabanus II 10-38 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with medium square cut beard, wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends, hair almost straight, earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand, bow; below bow monogram #26 (AT). 7-line legend.
References: Shore 341, Sell. 63.6.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.719g.
EBNov 27, 2018
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EB0137 Artabanus II / Archer1 viewsArtabanus II 10-38 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bearded bust of king left, wearing diadem, diadem ends as three lines, long hair with no earring or ear visible; border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer seated right on throne wearing kyrbasia and cloak; in right hand, bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT). 7-line legend.
References: Sell. 61.6?
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.753g.
EBNov 27, 2018
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EB0136 Artabanus II / Archer0 viewsArtabanus II 10-38 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with medium square cut beard, wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends, hair almost straight, earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand, bow; below bow monogram #26 (AT). 7-line legend.
References: Shore 341, Sell. 63.6.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.737g.
EBNov 27, 2018
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EB0135 Artabanus II / Archer1 viewsArtabanus II 10-38 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with medium square cut beard, wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends, hair almost straight, earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand, bow; below bow monogram #26 (AT). 7-line legend.
References: Sell. 63.6.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.727g.
EBNov 27, 2018
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EB0134 Phraates IV / Archer2 viewsPhraates IV 38-2 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, possibly Mithradatkart mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with pointed beard, wart on brow, segmented necklet, wearing diadem; eagle behind head.
Reverse: Beardless archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram #28. 7-line legend.
References: Sell. 52 (possibly 52.6).
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.826g.
EBNov 27, 2018
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Byzantine, MANUEL Comnenus I, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1969 DOC 16 CLBC 4.4.3 27 views
OBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right a labrum on a long shaft. On which X and in l. globus cruciger


Size 19.6mm

Weight 3.0


DOC lists 11 examples with weights from 2.76 to 4.14 gm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
4 commentsSimonNov 27, 2018
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028 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-473, CNH-2-029, U-374.b, #0169 views028 Károly Róbert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-473, CNH-2-029, U-374.b, #01
avers: ✠•M•REGIS KARVLI, King, facing, helmeted; border of dots.
reverse: Large Lily, L-I, line border.
exergue, mint mark: L/I//--, diameter: 14,5-14,8mm, weight: 0,63g, axis:6h,
mint: Hungary, Lipa, (today Lipova, Romania), date: 1330 (by Pohl) A.D., ref: Huszár-473, CNH-2-029, Unger-374.b, Pohl-31-03,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 26, 2018
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Feather - Denarius, Crawford 163/11 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 179-170 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Luna in a biga; Below, feather symbol; in exergual frame, ROMA. Line border.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.22 gm.
Reference: Crawford 163/1
Provenance: Jaonofre – via Ebay, 1-SEP-2014

Comments:
Reverse is slightly off-center, otherwise the coin is VF.
Steve B5Nov 26, 2018
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Huns, Nezak Huns, Anonymous II. King, "Nycky MLKA", (cc. 460-560 A.D.), Göbl Hunnen Em. 198, AR-Drachm, Fire altar,58 viewsHuns, Nezak Huns, Anonymous II. King, "Nycky MLKA", (cc. 460-560 A.D.), Göbl Hunnen Em. 198, AR-Drachm, Fire altar,
avers: Bust of Emperor in winged bull's head crown right.
reverse: Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; solar wheels above attendants.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 30,5mm, weight: 3,32g, axes: 3h,
mint: Nezak Hun, Kabul-Zabul mint, date: cc. 460-560 A.D., ref: Göbl Hunnen Em. 198,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 26, 2018
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0996 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Hadrian, Octastyle temple8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 996 var.; Rec 44-45

Issue I. 3

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

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps, pellet between columns; in pediment sacrificing Genius between two pellets

12.82 gr
27 mm
6h
okidokiNov 26, 2018
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Orichalcum, Dupondius, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: P. M. TR. P. III. COS III. P. P. → S.C., Elagabalus standing left in slow quadriga, holding eagle tipped scepter in his right hand and branch in left, above eight-pointed star.
26 mm, 10.07 gms

RIC 309
1 commentsCharles MNov 26, 2018
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AE As, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right.
Rev: P. M. TR. P. IIII. COS III. P. P., S.C. across fields, Elagabalus standing left, holding patera over lighted altar, cypress branch in left arm, star in right field.
24 mm, 8.91 gms

RIC 325
Charles MNov 26, 2018
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EB0133 Phraates IV / Archer3 viewsPhraates IV 38-2 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, unknown mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with pointed beard, wart on brow, segmented necklet, wearing diadem; eagle with wreath behind, star above crescent in front.
Reverse: Beardless archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT); ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Sell. 54.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.909g.
EBNov 26, 2018
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EB0132 Phraates IV / King and Athena6 viewsPhraates IV 38-2 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, Seleucia mint.
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust left, wart on forehead.
Reverse: Phraates seated right on throne, Athena standing left before him, presenting diadem and holding scepter.
References: Sell. 52.5.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 10.783g.
1 commentsEBNov 26, 2018
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 07.1.1-6, Kamnaskires III with Anzaze 11 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Kamnaskires III with Anzaze
Tetradrachm
Seleukeia on the Hedyphon, circa 82-75 BC
Obv.: Conjoined busts left of Kamnaskires and Queen Anzaze; [monogram above Seleukid anchor behind]; c/m: Nike standing left, within rectangular incuse
Rev.: Zeus seated left, holding sceptre and Nike, who crowns him; BΛCIΛEΩC KΛMNΛIKIPOY KΛI IΛIIΛIICHC ANZAZH (BAΣIΛEΩΣ KAMNΣKIROY KAI BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ ANZAZHΣ) around, date below (out of flan).
11.88g, 26mm
Ref.: Sunrise 470; Alram 454 and note 548; for c/m, cf. Van't Haaff Type 7.1.1-6.
Ex Roma Numismatics, E-LIVE Auction 3, Lot 367
3 commentsshanxiNov 26, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Aemilius Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, AR Denarius3 viewsRome, The Republic.
M. Aemilius Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus, 58 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.87g; 19mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: King Aretas kneeling right and extending olive branch in right hand and holding reins of camel in left hand; M SCAVR/AED CVR above; EX-SC on side; REX ARETAS in exergue.

Rev: Jupiter in fast quadriga galloping left; scorpion below horses’ feet; P HVPSAEVS/AED CVR, above; CAPTV on right; C HVPSAE COS PREIVER in exergue.

References: Crawford 422/1b; BMCRR 3879; Sydenham 913; Aemilia 8; Plautia 8-9.

Provenance: Ex SC Collection; Stack's Auction (14-15 Jun 1971), Lot 240.

Scaurus and Hypsaeus struck these coins as curule aediles, by Senatorial decree. Grueber states that lavish public games were the reason for the special issue, while Crawford suggests the corn dole and/or Caesar’s agrarian law were the more likely reasons. Scaurus, as governor of Syria, was victorious against the Nabataean king Aretas who surrendered and paid a fine of 300 talents to Pompey. It was this event that he chose to depict on the obverse of the coin. On the reverse, Hypsaeus chose to repeat a type that he had struck as moneyer in 60 BCE (Crawford 420) referring to the capture of the Volscian town of Privernum by his ancestor, C. Plautius Decianus, consul in 329 BCE. The issue has a large number of legend varieties and the scorpion is missing from some dies.
CarausiusNov 26, 2018
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EB0131 Phraates IV / King and Tyche2 viewsPhraates IV 38-2 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, Seleucia mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with pointed beard, royal wart on brow, segmented necklet, wearing diadem.
Reverse: King seated right on throne, receiving a palm branch from Tyche left, holding a cornucopia; Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore 272, Sell. 51, Seaby 7466.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 12.358g.
EBNov 26, 2018
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm3 views450 – 425 B.C.
3.18 gm, 15.98 mm
Obv.: Inverted anchor; crayfish to left, A to right
Rev: Noble Attic Gorgon head facing with wavy hair parted in the middle
Topalov Apollonia p. 588, 44; Sear 1655; HGC 3, 1323

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor, a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or on the right - Full-face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above and the letter “A” right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.

Description from Topalov Apollonia 2007
JaimelaiNov 26, 2018
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EB0130 Phraates IV / King and Tyche2 viewsPhraates IV 38-2 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, Seleucia mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with pointed beard, royal wart on brow, segmented necklet, wearing diadem.
Reverse: King seated right on throne, receiving a palm branch from Tyche left, holding a cornucopia; Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore 272, Sell. 51, Seaby 7466.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 10.931g.
EBNov 26, 2018
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EB0129 Orodes II / Archer2 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48iv); below bow, monogram AT; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore 261, Sell. 48.9.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.603g.
EBNov 26, 2018
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Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC C, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar.
22 mm, 8.13 gms

Varbanov 3292
Charles MNov 26, 2018
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EB0128 Orodes II / Archer2 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Tambrax mint.
Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram TM; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore -, Sell. 47.19.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.647g.
EBNov 26, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: [VΠ NO]BIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →ΠPOCICTP →ON, Mountain-god, Haimos standing left leaning on rock, right hand on head, left arm on tree behind; behind him stag leaping right, below bear right coming out of cave.
26 mm, 12.87 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.43.1
Charles MNov 26, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛIT(ΩN) ΠPOC ICTPON, Tyche wearing kalathos holding cornucopia in left arm, right hand on rudder set on globe.
17 mm, 2.06 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.38.26
Charles MNov 26, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ΠPOC [ICTP]ON NIKOΠOΛITΩN, bunch of grapes, in left field, N, in right field, a leaf.
17 mm, 2.76 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.8.14
Charles MNov 26, 2018
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Sextus Pompey, AR Denarius9 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Sextus Pompey, 42-36 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.49g; 20mm).
Sicilian mint, 42-40 BCE.

Obverse: MAG PIVS IMP ITER; Pharos of Messina with two windows and a balcony, surmounted by statue of Neptune wearing helmet and holding trident and resting foot on prow; galley with aquila passing before.

Rev: PRAEF CLAS ET ORAE MARIT EX S C; the monster, Scylla, her body terminating in two fish-tails and the foreparts of three dogs, facing left and wielding a rudder with two hands.

References: Crawford 511/4a; HCRI 335; Sydenham 1348; BMCRR (Sicily) 18-19; Banti 8/3 (this coin illustrated); Pompeia 22.

Provenance: Ex Kuenker Auction 312 (8 Oct 2018), Lot 2712; Walter Niggeler (d. 1964) Collection [Leu/Muenzen und Medaillen (21-22 Oct 1966), Lot 964].

Sextus Pompey was younger son of Pompey the Great. After Caesar's assassination, in 43 BCE, he was honored by the Senate with the title "Commander of the Fleet and Sea Coasts" (Praefectus classis et orae maritimae). Shortly following this honor, the Second Triumvirate was formed and placed Sextus' name on their proscription list. Sextus soon occupied Sicily where he provided haven to other Romans proscribed by the Triumvirs. He retained control of Sicily from 42 to 36 BCE. In 42 BCE, Octavian sent Salvidienus Rufus to dislodge Sextus, but Rufus was defeated. It was likely between this defeat of Rufus and the Pact of Misenum with the Triumvirs (39 BCE) that Sextus struck much of his coinage, including this type. The rough seas around Sicily were beneficial to Sextus and particularly rough on his enemies, thus Neptune and the marine monster Scylla, destroyer of ships, are prominently displayed on this coin.
3 commentsCarausiusNov 26, 2018
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EB0127 Orodes II / Archer1 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer monogram.
References: Shore 223, Sell. 45.10?
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.845g.
EBNov 26, 2018
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EB0126.2 Orodes II / Archer2 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore 222, Sell. 46.18.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.917g.
EBNov 26, 2018
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EB0126 Orodes II / Archer3 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer monogram.
References: Shore 223, Sell. 45.10.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.465g.
EBNov 25, 2018
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EB0125 Orodes I / Archer1 viewsOrodes I 90-80 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Rhagae mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡ−ΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 123, Sell. 31.6, Seaby 7390.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 4.156g.
EBNov 25, 2018
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EB0124 Orodes I / Archer2 viewsOrodes I 90-80 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Rhagae mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 122, Sell. 31.5, Seaby 7389.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.722g.
EBNov 25, 2018
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EB0123 Gotarzes I / Archer1 viewsGotarzes I 95-90 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΡΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ, 5-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 113, Sell. 33.4.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.458g.
EBNov 25, 2018
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EB0122 Gotarzes I / Archer2 viewsGotarzes I 95-90 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: 5-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 112, Sell. 33.3.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.922g.
EBNov 25, 2018
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EB0121 Mithradates II / Archer1 viewsMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Bust of king left.
Reverse: 5-line legend around archer.
References: -.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.86g.
EBNov 25, 2018
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365 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Patientia10 viewsReference.
RIC 365; Strack 202; Cohen 1010

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right.

Rev. PATIENTIA AVGVSTI COS III
Patientia, seated left on low seat, holding out right hand and holding transverse sceptre in left

3.18 gr
17 mm
6h

Note.
BMCRE 525, pl. 57.9 (same reverse die). Cohen 1010 ;RIC II 365
The Reka Devnia hoard contained two specimens of this type, one like ours and one with a draped bust. Strack 202 records the two Reka Devnia coins in Sofia, BMCRE 525, two specimens in Paris, and only three others: Gnecchi Collection, L.A. Lawrence, and Ball VI, 1932, lot 1355. This is the sole appearance of the personification Patientia on Roman coins. Apparently her name was not well received, because it was very soon changed to INDVLGENTIA AVG, and with the new name the identical type, seated female figure extending right hand and holding scepter, was struck in substantial quantity. As Strack and Mattingly suggested, the sense of the Patientia type, since it was soon to be renamed Indulgentia, may have been "endurance of other people's troubles rather than one's own" (BMCRE III, p. cxli).
2 commentsokidokiNov 25, 2018
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EB0120 Mithradates II / Archer1 viewsMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Bust, left, w/tiara and diadem.
Reverse: 5-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 99?, Sell. 28.7?
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.600g.
EBNov 25, 2018
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EB0119 Mithradates II / Archer2 viewsMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ekbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust, left, w/tiara and diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long tapering beard; tiara w/earflap and 3 rows of pellets enclosing a six-pointed star; earring, multi-turn torque w/2-pellet finial; cuirass.
Reverse: Archer, right, on throne, w/bow in 1 hand; exergual line; 5-line legend forming a square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ.
References: Shore 97, Sell. 28.3, Seaby 7372.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 4.131g.
Ex: Alex G. Malloy.
EBNov 25, 2018
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Constantinus I2 views330 - 333 CE

City Commemorative AE3

Obverse: VRBS ROMA
Bust of Roma left wearing visored, plumed and crested helmet and ornamental mantle.

Reverse: She wolf left and twins.

Mintmark: SMH Epsilon. Ric VII Heraclea
Pericles J2Nov 25, 2018
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EB0118 Mithradates II / Archer2 viewsMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ekbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust, left, w/tiara and diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long tapering beard; tiara w/earflap and 3 rows of pellets enclosing a six-pointed star; [earring], multi-turn torque w/2-pellet finial; cuirass. Note: On this coin the diagonal band of the robe has a unique zig-zag pattern instead of the usual dots.
Reverse: Archer, right, on throne, w/bow in 1 hand; exergual line; 5-line legend forming a square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ.
References: Shore 97, Sell. 28.3, Seaby 7372.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 4.014g.
See Best of Type:http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-142418
EBNov 25, 2018
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EB0117 Mithradates II / Archer1 viewsEB0117 Mithradates II
Mithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Rhagae mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, 5-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 87, Sell. 27.1.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 3.936g.
EBNov 25, 2018
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049 Hadrian Denarius Roma 118 AD Condordia2 viewsReference.
Strack 46; RIC 49a; C. 253

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. P M TR P COS DES III in Ex CONCORD
Concordia, draped, seated left on throne, holding patera in right hand and resting left on figure of Spes on low base; cornucopiae under throne

3.24 gr
19 mm
12h
okidokiNov 25, 2018
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EB0116 Mithradates II / Archer2 viewsMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, Ecbatana mint, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border.
References: Shore 76, Sell. 24.30.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.684g.
EBNov 25, 2018
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EB0114 Mithradates VI / Stag2 viewsKingdom of Pontos. Mithradates VI Eupator AR Drachm. May-August 95 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Mithradates to right.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΠATOPOΣ above and below Stag feeding to left; star within crescent to left, date and monogram in exergue; all within wreath.
References: Callata˙ D2/R1e; SNG von Aulock 6684. Extremely Rare, see this article by Roma Numismatics: http://romanumismatics.com/articles/article/kingdom-of-pontos-one-of-eleven-known-drachms-of-mithradates-vi.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.855g.
Ex: JSD Ancient Coins.
EBNov 25, 2018
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian, AE 312 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Octavian, 38 BCE.
AE 31 (16.72g; 31mm).
Italian mint.

Obverse: DIVI F; Bare head of Octavian facing right; star before.

Reverse: DIVOS IVLIVS inscription in two lines within laurel wreath.

References: Crawford 535/2; HCRI 309; RBW 1823 (this coin); Sydenham 1336; BMCRR (Gaul) 108-110; Julia 101.

Provenance: Ex RBW Collection [CNG e-Sale 364 (2 Dec 2015), Lot 190] and [NAC 63 (17 May 2012), Lot 572]; ex Stack's (30 Apr 1986), Lot 1761; ex Frederick Knobloch Collection [Stack's (3 May 1978), Lot 737].

While probably a dupondius or sestertius, the actual denomination of this coin is uncertain, thus I call it AE 31. The star on the obverse may represent the bright comet that was seen for 7 days shortly after the assassination of Julius Caesar and was interpreted as a sign of his divinity. The reverse refers to the laurel wreath that the Senate granted Julius Caesar the right to wear at all times. The coin type is certainly Octavian’s attempt to portray himself as the son and rightful heir of the god Julius.
CarausiusNov 25, 2018
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EB0113 Ariobarzanes III / Athena1 viewsAriobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, CAPPADOCIA, AR drachm, 52-42 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥ- ΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield; in left field, star and crescent to left, monogram to right, [date in exergue].
References: BMC 1; HGC 7, 853; Simonetta 3a or 3b.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 3.549g.
EBNov 25, 2018
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian, AR Denarius3 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Octavian and Lucius Cornelius Balbus, 41 BCE
AR Denarius (3.36 grams; 18mm).
Military mint in Italy.

Obverse: C•CAESAR • III • VIR R•P•C; Bare head of Octavian, facing right.

Reverse: Club; BALBVS above, PRO • PR below

References: Crawford 518/1; HCRI 298; Sydenham 1325a; BMCRR (Gaul) 83-5; Julia 91.

Provenance: Ex Andrew McCabe Collection [CNG Esale 432 (14 Nov 2018) Lot 276]; ex American Numismatic Society Collection 1001.1.12863 [CNG 96 (14 May 2014) Lot 732]; ex Archer M. Huntington (d. 1955) Collection.

This scarce type was produced by Octavian’s legate, Lucius Cornelius Balbus, as propraetor. Balbus was a native of Gades (Cadiz) in Spain where there was a temple to Hercules, to which the Club reverse alludes. Balbus was favored and honored by both Pompey and Caesar. Upon Caesar’s assassination, he allied with Octavian who appointed him praetor urbanus and ultimately, in 40 BCE, he received the consulship (the first foreign-born citizen to do so). He was extremely wealthy and bequeathed 25 denarii to every Roman citizen in his will!
1 commentsCarausiusNov 25, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Semilibral Struck AE Triens (Crawford 39)15 viewsRome. The Republic.
Semilibral Reduction, 217-215 BCE
Ć Triens (54 grams; 37 mm).
Uncertain Italian Mint.

Obverse: Head of Juno (?) right, wearing double-crested diadem, her hair tied in three ringlets down neck; scepter or sword over left shoulder (?); ●●●● (mark of value) behind.

Reverse: Hercules, naked but for lion skin, grasping centaur by hair and preparing to strike him with club; ●●●● (mark of value) before; ROMA in exergue.

References: Crawford 39/1; Sydenham 93 (R6); BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 113-115.

Provenance: Ex Munzen und Medaillen 47 (1972), Lot 74.

Crawford dates his 39 series of collateral, semilibral struck bronzes to the early years of the Second Punic War, 217-215 BC. The economic hardship on Rome imposed by Hannibal’s invasion led to a rapid decline in the weight of Roman bronze coins, resulting in the adoption of a semi-libral bronze standard (AE As of ˝ Roman pound) and eventual elimination of cast coins. Crawford deduces that Hannibal’s defeat of Rome at Trasimene in 217 B.C. likely tipped the financial scales to the semilibral reduction. He notes that Capua overstruck Roman coinage of the late semi-libral period when Capua joined with Hannibal in 216-215. Further, in Roman Republican Coin Hoards, Crawford reports that hoard #56, found at Capua in 1909, contained three trientes and four sextantes of the “collateral” series; thus the series must have circulated in Capua for a time before the town switched sides to Hannibal in 216-215. It appears that the standard, prow-type semilibral coins (Crawford 38) came first, because hoards containing the Crawford 39 coins almost always contain semilibral prow types as well.

The obverse of this Triens is particularly enigmatic. Both before, during and after production of this series, the goddess depicted on trientes was typically Minerva. In Roman iconography, Minerva’s attributes are the Corinthian helmet, aegis and spear. The goddess on this triens lacks the Corinthian helmet that was used to depict Minerva in previous Aes Grave series of libral and semilibral weight standard (See Crawford 35 and 38 Aes Grave) and on the subsequent, prow-type, struck trientes (Crawford 41 and 56). Some authors are non-committal as to the goddess’ identity (Crawford, for one, in his catalogue; though elsewhere in his text he refers to “Juno”); others attribute the goddess as Juno who, as Jupiter’s consort, is typically rendered with a diadem crown and scepter; and others believe the goddess is Bellona, a war goddess who is typically rendered with helmet and weapon. Firm identification depends, in part, on proper understanding of the headgear. I think attempts to call the headgear a “helmet” or “partial helmet” are misguided efforts to explain the crest. In my opinion, the headgear is a crested diadem. The odd crest attached to the end of the diadem is possibly a misinterpreted element borrowed from portraits of Tanit on Punic coinage, which always show Tanit with a stylized wheat leaf in this location (Tanit’s depiction was likely borrowed by the Carthaginians from Syracusan tetradrachms). There is also some confusion as to what the goddess holds over her left shoulder. Condition issues and poor strikes on some examples often eliminate this aspect of the design. Fortunately, my example is quite clear and one can see the shadowy image on the left shoulder which extends in straight-line behind the left side of the goddess’ head ending in a visible, rounded point above her head. Crawford may have thought the lower part of this element represented the goddess’ far-side curls (“hair falls in tight rolls onto BOTH shoulders” emphasis added), but this interpretation does not explain the point above her head. The point is not likely to represent the opposite crest, as the crest on the visible side does not extend above head-top level. A more plausible theory, proposed by both Grueber and Sydenham, is that the goddess is holding a scepter over her left shoulder, which is consistent with Juno’s attributes. Other possibilities are that she bears a spear, which is an attribute of Minerva, or a sword, which is an attribute of Bellona.

The Series 39 types and their relationship to contemporaneous Second Punic War events are interesting to ponder. Hercules is an important figure, appearing on two of the 10 available sides of the series. Likely this is a paradigm of Roman heroism during the War. In the myth depicted on this Triens, Hercules kills a centaur for assaulting his wife – is this an allegorical reference to Hannibal’s assault on Italy (and the likely response from Rome)?

Despite its beauty, this type would never again be repeated on a Roman coin. However, related imagery can be found on quincunxes of Capua and quadrantes of Larinum, Apulia, immediately following the defection of those towns to Hannibal’s side of the Second Punic War.
3 commentsCarausiusNov 25, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Semilibral Struck AE Sextans (Crawford 39)4 viewsRome. The Republic.
Semilibral Reduction, 217-215 BCE.
Ć Sextans (24.15 grams; 30 mm).
Uncertain Italian Mint.

Obverse: She-wolf suckling the twins, Romulus and Remus; ●● (mark of value) below.

Reverse: Eagle facing right holding flower in beak; ●● (mark of value) behind; ROMA before.

References: Crawford 39/3; Sydenham 95; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 120-124.

Provenance: Ex Goldberg 87 (15 Sep 2015), Lot 2084; Sternberg XXII (20-21 Nov 1989), Lot 173.

Crawford attributes the 39 series to the Rome Mint, circa 217-215 BCE. While I agree with the dating, I question the mint attribution. They are among the earliest Roman struck bronze coins intended for use in central Italy. Previously, Roman struck bronzes were generally intended for use in Magna Graecia, while the cast bronze Aes Grave were used in Rome and central Italy.

The types in this series are beautiful, bold and unusual, and, excluding the Hercules/bull Quadrans type, were never wholly repeated in subsequent Roman Republican bronze series. The types are entirely pro-Roman, at a time that the Republic was in dire straits under threat of Hannibal’s invasion. This Sextans depicts the favorable founding of Rome, with the She-wolf suckling the City’s mythical founders, Romulus and Remus, on one side, and a powerful eagle bringing them additional nourishment or good omen on the other. This is the first depiction of the Wolf and Twins on a Roman bronze coin, the scene previously being depicted on a silver didrachm circa 269 BCE (Crawford 20/1).
CarausiusNov 25, 2018
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MAT Monogram - Denarius, Crawford 162/2a2 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 179-170 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. ROMA in raised letters in frame. MAT monogram below
Mint: Rome
Weight: 2.47 gm.
Reference: Crawford 162/2a
Provenance: John Jencek, 10-FEB-201

Comments:
MAT monogram. This issue has three distinct styles. This is an example of the scarcest of those styles. The coin is VF.
Steve B5Nov 25, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 1002 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right; E behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (//SMKS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 100
maridvnvmNov 24, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE2/3 - RIC VIII Antioch 1271 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him. //ANA
Minted in Antioch (//ANB).
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 127 (S)
maridvnvmNov 24, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 0592 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laureate and rosettediademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier advancing right, head left, holding spear and leading small figure from hut beneath tree
Minted in Alexandria (//ALEA).
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 59
maridvnvmNov 24, 2018
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8 viewsSeptimius Severus, Rome, 194-195 AD. AE sestertius, 22.43 gr.

Obv: L SEPT SEV PERT AUG IMP III; laureate, cuirassed bust of Septimius Severus to the right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev: AFRICA ; S C Africa, wearing elephant’s skin headdress, standing right, holding corn-ears; at her feet to right, lion walking to the right; in fields: S C.

Ref: RIC 668; BMC 508.

A powerful, early, portrait and an attractive brown patina. Good very fine.

Ex Stoecklin collection, acquired from Bank Leu in Zürich; ex M. Collignon collection; ex Naville II, June 1922, lot 1097.
paul1888Nov 24, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Ć Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 501A; MIB 74c)4 viewsObv: DN mAV RCPPAG or similar; Bust facing right, diademed, in cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є; to left A
Dim: 16mm, 1.43g
1 commentsQuant.GeekNov 24, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Ć Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 501B; MIB 74d)2 viewsObv: DN mAV TIЬЄRPP or similar; Bust facing right, diademed, in cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є; to left rotated A
Dim: 16mm, 1.41g
Quant.GeekNov 24, 2018
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RIC 151 var.2 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
Ceres veiled, holding ears of corn and torch.

3.10g, 19mm
RIC 151 var., Woytek 223c (3 specimen)
klausklageNov 24, 2018
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552 Hadrian Orichalcum Sestertius, Roma 118 AD Hadrian and Liberalitas 21 viewsReference.
RIC 552; Strack 516; Hunter II 324, BMCRE III 1137, Cohen II 914, SRCV II 3606 var. (band over shoulder, S - C at sides); Banti 488

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

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II / S C LIBERALITAS AVG
Hadrian seated left on raised platform, before him sits an attendant distributing coins to a togate citizen climbing steps of platform, Liberalitas standing left on far side of attendant, holding coin counter, LIBERALITAS AVG / S C (senatus consulto) in exergue

25.81 gr
35 mm
6h

Note.
The generosity and munificent largesses of Hadrian, after having been recorded many times on various coins and in diverse ways, are on the reverse of a first brass medal of great rarity, glorified altogether by the above splendid title, "The Benefactor of the World," a superlative the more remarkable, inasmuch as, neither before nor afterward, is it found conferred on any other emperor. -- Dictionary| of Roman| Coins|
FORVM coin
5 commentsokidokiNov 24, 2018
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Gothic-barbarian imitation, Aequitas12 viewsObv: Blundered legend, Head laur. r.
Rv: Blundered legend, Aequitas (?)

17mm, 2.37
Currently on sale in an auction, starting price at 30 €.
2 commentsklausklageNov 24, 2018
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Gothic-barbarian imitation4 viewsObv: laur. r.
Rev: Aequitas (?)
illiterate

2.08g, 19mm

bought on eBay 2015 for ~ 50 €
turned out to be fake when identical coin appeared in an auction
klausklageNov 24, 2018
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6100 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
AE antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "MONETA AVG"
Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopia
London mint?
RSR
RIC 610
mauseusNov 24, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados, Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 3426, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, AP monogram in left field,60 viewsPhoenicia, Arados, Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 3426, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, AP monogram in left field,
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, AP monogram in left field, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-27,5mm, weight: 16,97g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Arados, Phoenicia’ mint, AP monogram,
date: c.c.320-315 B.C.,(Posthumous issue), ref: Price(1991) 3426,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 24, 2018
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 1416, Ephesus (Byzantium), AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG, Ceres, #162 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 1416, Ephesus (Byzantium), AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG, Ceres, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG, Ceres, enthroned left, holding grain ears and a cornucopiae, BY (monogram) mintmark for Byzantium in the exergue.
exergue: -/-//BY(monogram, mintmark for Byzantium), diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,60 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Ephesus (Byzantium), date: A.D., ref: RIC˛ 1416, RPC II 824, Sear/RCV 2266var., RSC 66a,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 24, 2018
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Huszár 576, Pohl 117-_, Unger 449_, Réthy II 121, Frynas H.27.47 viewsPurchased on October 21, 2018 for EUR 13.18 (= $15.02) + EUR 1.00 (= $1.14) from Hungary. Zsigmond/Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437).

AR denar, .43 g., 14.34 mm. max., 180°

Obv: mOn • SIG-ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross.

Rev: + REGIS VnGARIE • ETC, Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and Brandenburg eagle), star above, E to left.

The type was struck in 1390-1427 (per Pohl, Huszár, Unger and Frynas). This mintmark was possibly struck in Nagybánya/now Baia Mare, Romania (cf. Pohl 117-45 with the star above).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4; Unger value 8 DM; Frynas rarity rating C. This coin has an apparently unrecorded mintmark.

This emission was struck with a fineness of 0.582 silver and an average weight of 0.51 g. (per Huszár). However, Engel notes that in 1390 Sigismund was able to temporarily restore the stability of the denar by the issuance of this new emission, which was referred to as nova moneta. For thirteen years the value of the denar remained stable, and 100 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. In 1403 debasement occurred, and 130 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. The debasements continued, so that by 1406 the price of
StkpNov 24, 2018
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Huszár 576, Pohl 117-36, Unger 449ω, Réthy II 121, Frynas H.27.48 viewsHungary. Zsigmond/Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437).

AR denar, .32 g., 13.63 mm. max., 0°

Obv: mOn [• SIG]-ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross.

Rev: + REGIS • [VnGA]RIE ETC, Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and Brandenburg eagle), S above.

The type was struck in 1390-1427 (per Pohl, Huszár, Unger and Frynas). This mintmark was struck in Szomolnok/Schmöllnitz/now Smolnik, Slovakia (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4; Unger value 8 DM; Frynas rarity rating C.

This emission was struck with a fineness of 0.582 silver and an average weight of 0.51 g. (per Huszár). However, Engel notes that in 1390 Sigismund was able to temporarily restore the stability of the denar by the issuance of this new emission, which was referred to as nova moneta. For thirteen years the value of the denar remained stable, and 100 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. In 1403 debasement occurred, and 130 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. The debasements continued, so that by 1406 the price of an aranyforint was 160 denars, it was 200 in 1421, 225 in 1423 and 320 in 1426.
StkpNov 24, 2018
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Huszár 576, Pohl 117-34, Unger 449χ, Réthy II 121, Frynas H.27.48 viewsHungary. Zsigmond/Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437).

AR denar, .51 g., 13.66 mm. max., 180°

Obv: mOn • SIG-ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross.

Rev: + REGIS • VnGARIE • ETC, Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and Brandenburg eagle), O above.

The type was struck in 1390-1427 (per Pohl, Huszár, Unger and Frynas). This mintmark was struck in Offenbánya/now Baia de Arieş, Romania (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4; Unger value 8 DM; Frynas rarity rating C.

This emission was struck with a fineness of 0.582 silver and an average weight of 0.51 g. (per Huszár). However, Engel notes that in 1390 Sigismund was able to temporarily restore the stability of the denar by the issuance of this new emission, which was referred to as nova moneta. For thirteen years the value of the denar remained stable, and 100 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. In 1403 debasement occurred, and 130 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. The debasements continued, so that by 1406 the price of an aranyforint was 160 denars, it was 200 in 1421, 225 in 1423 and 320 in 1426.
StkpNov 24, 2018
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Huszár 576, Pohl 117-37, Unger 449aa, Réthy II 121, Frynas H.27.49 viewsHungary. Zsigmond/Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437).

AR denar, .42 g., 13.39 mm. max., 0°

Obv: mOn • SIG-ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross.

Rev: [+ REGI]S VnGA]RIE ETC, Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and Brandenburg eagle), T above.

The type was struck in 1390-1427 (per Pohl, Huszár, Unger and Frynas). This mintmark was probably struck in Temesvár//now Timișoara, Romania (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4; Unger value 8 DM; Frynas rarity rating C.

This emission was struck with a fineness of 0.582 silver and an average weight of 0.51 g. (per Huszár). However, Engel notes that in 1390 Sigismund was able to temporarily restore the stability of the denar by the issuance of this new emission, which was referred to as nova moneta. For thirteen years the value of the denar remained stable, and 100 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. In 1403 debasement occurred, and 130 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. The debasements continued, so that by 1406 the price of an aranyforint was 160 denars, it was 200 in 1421, 225 in 1423 and 320 in 1426.
StkpNov 24, 2018
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Huszár 576, Pohl 117-28, Unger 449π, Réthy II 121, Frynas H.27.47 viewsHungary. Zsigmond/Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437).

AR denar, .42 g., 14.13 mm. max., 0°

Obv: mOn • SIG-ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross.

Rev: + REGIS VnGARIE ETC, Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and Brandenburg eagle), retrograde C above.

The type was struck in 1390-1427 (per Pohl, Huszár, Unger and Frynas). This mintmark was struck in Kassa/Kaschau/now Košice, Slovakia (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4; Unger value 8 DM; Frynas rarity rating C.

This emission was struck with a fineness of 0.582 silver and an average weight of 0.51 g. (per Huszár). However, Engel notes that in 1390 Sigismund was able to temporarily restore the stability of the denar by the issuance of this new emission, which was referred to as nova moneta. For thirteen years the value of the denar remained stable, and 100 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. In 1403 debasement occurred, and 130 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. The debasements continued, so that by 1406 the price of an aranyforint was 160 denars, it was 200 in 1421, 225 in 1423 and 320 in 1426.
StkpNov 24, 2018
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Huszár 576, Pohl 117-27, Unger 449ξ, Réthy II 121, Frynas H.27.48 viewsHungary. Zsigmond/Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437).

AR denar, .42 g., 12.29 mm. max., 90°

Obv: mOn • SIG-ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross.

Rev: [+ RE]GIS VnGARIE • ETC, Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and Brandenburg eagle), C above.
The type was struck in 1390-1427 (per Pohl, Huszár, Unger and Frynas). This mintmark was struck in Kassa/Kaschau/now Košice, Slovakia (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4; Unger value 8 DM; Frynas rarity rating C.

This emission was struck with a fineness of 0.582 silver and an average weight of 0.51 g. (per Huszár). However, Engel notes that in 1390 Sigismund was able to temporarily restore the stability of the denar by the issuance of this new emission, which was referred to as nova moneta. For thirteen years the value of the denar remained stable, and 100 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. In 1403 debasement occurred, and 130 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. The debasements continued, so that by 1406 the price of an aranyforint was 160 denars, it was 200 in 1421, 225 in 1423 and 320 in 1426.
StkpNov 24, 2018
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Cappadocia, Caesarea, 020 Vespasian with Titus (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1650, AR-Didrachm, Laureate head of Titus right56 viewsCappadocia, Caesarea, 020 Vespasian with Titus (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1650, AR-Didrachm, Laureate head of Titus right,
avers: AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC, Laureate head of Vespasian right.
reverse: AYTO KAI OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOY YIOC, Laureate head of Titus right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 6,73g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea, date: 69-79 A.D., ref: RPC II 1650, Sydenham 102.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 23, 2018
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020p Vespasian with Titus (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1650, Cappadocia, Caesarea, AR-Didrachm, Laureate head of Titus right,69 views020p Vespasian with Titus (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1650, Cappadocia, Caesarea, AR-Didrachm, Laureate head of Titus right,
avers: AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC, Laureate head of Vespasian right.
reverse: AYTO KAI OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOY YIOC, Laureate head of Titus right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 6,73g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea, date: 69-79 A.D., ref: RPC II 1650, Sydenham 102.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransNov 23, 2018
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EB0112 Philip I / Zeus2 viewsPhilip I Philadelphus, Antioch, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 93-83(or 75) BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Philip right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY to right and left of Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre.
References: Cf. SEABY 7214.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 14.971g.
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EB0111 Philip I / Zeus4 viewsPhilip I Philadelphus, Antioch, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 93-83(or 75) BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Philip right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY to right and left of Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre.
References: Cf. SEABY 7196, Newell 439.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 16.117g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 26 Philippos I. Philadelphos, (93-83 B.C.), SC 2488, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus seated left on throne, #178 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 26 Philippos I. Philadelphos, (93-83 B.C.), SC 2488, AR-Tetradrachm, BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟY/ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟYΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟY, Zeus seated left on throne, #1
avers: Diademed head right.
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟY/ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟYΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟY, Zeus seated left on throne, holding sceptre and crowning Nike, all within wreath. Controls: I to inner left, monogram below throne, Π in exergue.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-27,0mm, weight: 15,4g, axes: 0h,
mint: Antioch on the Orontes. Posthumous issue., Seleukid Kingdom, Philippos I. Philadelphos, date: 95/4-76/5 B.C., ref: SC 2488, HGC 9, 1323.
Q-001
quadransNov 23, 2018
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EB0105 Alexander I / Apollo1 viewsAlexander I Balas 150-145 BC, Antioch, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR drachm.
Obverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATOROΣ [EYEΡΓETOY], Apollo left on omphalos, [cornucopiae left], [date ΓΞΡ in ex].
References: -.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 4.093g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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EB0103 Demetrios I / Cornucopiae0 viewsDemetrios I Soter, 162-150 BC, Antioch mint, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR drachm,
Obverse: Diademed head right; fillet border.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ – ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, Cornucopiae; in exergue, control mark [] and ΑΞΡ.
References: BMC 36; Newell, SMA 120; SNG Israel (Spaer) 1279.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 4.107g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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EB0096 Antiochus IV / Apollo0 viewsAntiochus IV Epiphanes, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR drachm, Ekbatana mint, 175-164 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand, left hand resting on bow, ? in inner left field.
References: Cf. SNGIs 1215.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.967g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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Mysia. Adramytteion8 viewsMysia. Adramytteion after 350 BC.
Bronze Ć

12mm., 1,85g.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Nov 23, 2018
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Troas, Assos, (c.400-241 B.C.), AE-10, BMC 18, AΣΣI, Griffin sitting left, palm-branch, #172 viewsTroas, Assos, (c.400-241 B.C.), AE-10, BMC 18, AΣΣI, Griffin sitting left, palm-branch, #1
avers: Helmeted head of Athena right.
reverse: AΣΣI, Griffin sitting left, palm-branch (control symbol) in exergue.
exergue: -/-//palm-branch, diameter: 9,5-10,0mm, weight:1,18g, axes: 0h,
mint: Troas, Assos, date: c.400-241 B.C., ref: BMC Troas p. 38, 18, SNG Cop 237-240 var.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 23, 2018
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1048cf1 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “[IMP (C?)] M CARAVSIVS [....]”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “VIRTVS AVG”
Victory walkiing left
Unmarked mint
RIC - (cf 1048-9)
mauseusNov 23, 2018
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610cf2 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
AE antoninianus
Obv "[IMP (C?) CARAVSIV]S AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "MONETA AVG"
Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopia
London mint?
RSR
RIC - (cf 610)
mauseusNov 23, 2018
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7623 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C M CA[RAVSIVS] AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "CONCORD[IA MILITVM]"
Concordia and Carausius standing clasping hands
Unmarked mint
RIC 762
mauseusNov 23, 2018
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EB0110 Antiochos IX / Athena0 viewsAntiochos IX, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 113-95 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ// ANTIOXOΥ// ΦIΛO-ΠATOΡOΣ/ ΣIΔΩ/ IEΡ/ AΣΥ/ IΣ, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, monograms in left field.
References: BMC 6; Cop.416; CSE.725; Spaer 2732.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 15.977g.
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EB0109 Antiochos VIII / Zeus0 viewsAntiochos VIII Gryphos, Antioch, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 121-96 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right (3rd reign).
Reverse: Zeus enthroned left holding Nike and sceptre (bankers mark over Nike).
References: Newell SMA 406; Babelon 1433; Pozzi 3022.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 15.068g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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Uploaded for use in discussion post2 viewsSteven HNov 23, 2018
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EB0108 Demetrius II / Eagle0 viewsDemetrius II, Tyre, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 145-140 BC. Dated year 184 of the local era.
Obverse: Diademed head of king right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY, Eagle standing left, wings closed, palm over shoulder, ΓΠΡ monogram between legs. A over ΡE and Tyre monogram on club in left field, A ΣY monogram above ΓΠΡ in right field.
References: See the following (with ΔΠΡ in right field): BMC (2nd reign) 4; Rouvier 1928; Babelon (Rois de Syrie), 1181; Mionnet V, 583.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 13.333g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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Aeolis, Kyme, (c. 350-250 B.C.), AE-11, BMC 16-20, Eagle standing right, #183 viewsAeolis, Kyme, (c. 350-250 B.C.), AE-11, BMC 16-20, Eagle standing right, #1
avers: K-Y to left and right of a cup with one handle.
reverse: Eagle standing right.
exergue: K/Y//--(in avers), diameter: 10,5-11,3mm, weight: 1,32g, axes: 5h,
mint: Aeolis, Kyme, date: c. 350-250 B.C., ref: BMC 16-20, SNG von Aulock 1625, SNG Newcastle SNGuk,1301 0449.
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 23, 2018
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CN.DO Monogram - Denarius, Crawford 147/13 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 189-180 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri riding r. ROMA in raised letters in frame. CN.DO below
Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.23 gm.
Reference: Crawford 147/1
Provenance: Naville sale, 23-FEB-2013.

Comments:
CN.DO monogram issue. This was a very inexpensive coin from Naville on this auction. Still, a nice representative example of of this issue with no problems. The moneyer is believed to be Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, Cos. 162. Obverse a bit off-center, nice surfaces and toning, VF.
Steve B5Nov 23, 2018
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EB0107 Antiochus VII / Athena1 viewsAntiochus VII Sidetes, 139-129 BC, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, Cappadocian mint, posthumous issue.
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEΡΓETOY, Athena standing left holding Nike, spear and shield. ΔI monogram over A in outer left field. T - A across inner fields.
References: HGC 9, 1069. Lorber & Houghton 15-26. See also BMC 32-33; Hoover 1067; SG 7091-7092.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 16.356g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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RIC 0448 Domitianus28 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VI, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, with spear
AR/Denarius (20.67 mm 3.213 g 7h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D. (3rd issue)
RIC 448 (R), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Savoca 12th Blue Auction Lot 1201
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusNov 23, 2018
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RIC 0574 Domitianus28 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.82 mm 3.037 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 574 (R2), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Thesaurus Cassiopea Auction lot 168
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusNov 23, 2018
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Struck 1651 - 1653, THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND (1649 - 1660), AR Half-groat minted at London, England8 viewsObverse: No legend. Shield bearing the Cross of Saint George between palm branch to left and laurel branch to right.
Reverse: • II • above two conjoined shields side by side, that on the left bearing the Cross of Saint George, that on the right bearing the Harp of Ireland.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 0.9gms | Die Axis: 11
SPINK: 3221

The Commonwealth coinage was once referred to as "breeches money", because the reverse design of two conjoined shields was reminiscent of the shape of a pair of the breeches which were worn at the time. This coinage was minted in England after a period of civil war which culminated in the execution of King Charles I in London in 1649. Commonwealth coins bear no portrait of a monarch because after Charles I was beheaded there wasn't one, instead the coins have a simple puritan design. The language of the legends on the coins also changed, traditionally it was in Latin, giving the name of the monarch and their titles, but now this was replaced with ‘THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND’ on the obverse and ‘GOD WITH US’ on the reverse. These simple statements not only did away with all references to royal power, they also replaced the Catholic-sounding Latin with Protestant English laying claim to God’s favour and support in true Puritan style.
There appear to be no surviving records of the exact amount of Commonwealth coinage which was produced. Although Samuel Pepys in his Diaries suggested that during the Commonwealth period from 1649 to 1660 some 750,000 pounds worth of coins were minted in total and that after the restoration in 1660 much of this, some 650,000 pounds, was recovered and melted down. This leaves an outstanding 100,000 pounds which it is believed was exported as bullion.
It seems, too, that during the Commonwealth Period 46.8% of the silver coinage from the mint was produced between December 1651 and November 1653, which would tally with the treasure trove which was captured from foreign ships and brought to London during that period. A second coining period occurred in 1656 when more foreign ships were captured by the navy, brought to London and their precious metal offloaded to the Tower.
This particular coin denomination is undated, but it has been suggested that the coin above can probably be attributed to the first coinage period on stylistic grounds.
1 comments*AlexNov 23, 2018
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Persis - Pakur II (Pakor) (1-50 AD)1 viewsMetal/Size: AR18; Weight: 1.2 grams; Denomination: Hemidrachm; Mint: Persepolis; Date: 1-50 AD; Obverse: Bust of Pakor I facing left; medium length beard, hair in 3 layers, wearing diadem with 2 ribbons, cuirass, and possible earring. Reverse: Possibly bust of Pakor I, Pakor II's father, facing left, wearing diadem, hair in 4 layers, medium beard and cuirass. References: Alram #589; Tyler-Smith -; Sunrise #616.museumguyNov 23, 2018
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Persis - Mancihr II (Manuchtir) (2nd c. AD)5 viewsMetal/Size: AR14; Weight: 1.71 grams; Denomination: Hemidrachm; Mint: Persepolis; Date: 2nd c. AD; Obverse: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem with three bands, a knot and two ribbons and a Parthian-style tiara with pellet-in-crescent and long beaded earflaps; Aramaic lettering to right. Reverse: Clean-shaven bust left, wearing diadem with three bands, knot and two ribbons; Aramaic lettering to left and right. References: Alram #635; Tyler-Smith #227; Sunrise #662.1 commentsmuseumguyNov 23, 2018
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ANTONINUS PIUS (138-161). Sestertius. Rome.3 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III.
Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM / S C.
Winged thunderbolt.
RIC 618.
Weight: 25.1g.
Diameter: 34 mm.
CanaanNov 23, 2018
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Macedonia, Kings, 011 Amyntas III., (393-369 B.C.), BMC 17, Macedonia, AE-16, AMYNTA, Eagle right, #270 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 011 Amyntas III., (393-369 B.C.), BMC 17, Macedonia, AE-16, AMYNTA, Eagle right, #2
avers: Head of Herakles right, wearing a lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AMYNTA, Eagle right, the serpent in its claws, bending down to devour it.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14,5-15,0mm, weight:3,14g, axes:3h,
mint: Amyntas III., Macedonia, Kings, date: c.393-369 B.C., ref: BMC 17, SNG Cop 518, SNG ANS 100,
Q-002
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EB0106 Demetrius II / Eagle7 viewsDemetrius II, Tyre, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 145-140 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of king right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY, Eagle standing left, wings closed, palm over shoulder, ΓΠΡ monogram between legs. A over ΡE and Tyre monogram on club in left field, A ΣY monogram above ΓΠΡ in right field.
References: See the following for ΔΠΡ in right field: BMC (2nd reign) 4; Rouvier 1928; Babelon (Rois de Syrie), 1181; Mionnet V, 583.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 13.81g.
2 commentsEBNov 23, 2018
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EB0104 Alexander I / Zeus1 viewsAntioch, SELEUKID KINGDOM, Alexander I Balas, AR Tetradrachm, 150-145 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: AΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY ΘEOΠATΡOΣ EYEΡΓETOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; Φ in outer left field, PAT monogram in inner left field, date ΔΡ? in exergue.
References: Cf. Houghton 179.
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 16.327g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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EB0101 Demetrios I / Tyche0 viewsAntioch, Demetrios I Soter, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 162-150 BC
Obverse: Diademed head of Demetrios right, fillet border.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, Tyche seated left on omphalos, holding cornucopiae and arrow, monogram in outer left field.
References: BMC 33.
Diameter: 30.5mm, Weight: 15.785g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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EB0100 Demetrios I / Tyche0 viewsAntioch, Demetrios I, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 162-150 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ – ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, Tyche seated left on backless throne supported by winged tritoness, holding sceptre and cornucopiae; in left field, HP ligate and ATI monograms. In exergue, ΑΞΡ.
References: BMC 12? (same as EB0098).
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 16.636g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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EB0099 Demetrios I / Tyche0 viewsAntioch, Demetrios I, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 162-150 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: Tyche seated left on throne with winged tritoness support, holding short sceptre & cornucopia, ΔΙ monogram (recut over earlier control) in outer left field.
References: Houghton 83, SNGIs 1256.
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 16.262g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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EB0098 Demetrios I / Tyche1 viewsAntioch, Demetrios I, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 162-150 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ – ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, Tyche seated left on backless throne supported by winged tritoness, holding sceptre and cornucopiae; in left field, HP? and ATI monograms. In exergue, ΑΞΡ.
References: BMC 12?.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 15.747g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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EB0097 Antiochos V / Zeus0 viewsAntioch, Antiochos V, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 164-162 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYΠATOΡOΣ, Zeus seated left on throne, holding Nike and sceptre. DI monogram in left field.
References: BMC 4, SNGIs 1244.
Diameter: 30.5mm, Weight: 15.537g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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EB0095 Antiochos IV / Zeus1 viewsAntioch, Antiochos IV Epiphanes, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 170-164 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, Zeus enthroned left, with Nike and sceptre.
References: Newell SMA 54.
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 16.403g.
EBNov 23, 2018
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1969A MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1969 DOC 16 CLBC 4.4.33 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right a labrum on a long shaft. On which X and in l. globus cruciger


Size 19.6mm

Weight 3.0


DOC lists 11 examples with weights from 2.76 to 4.14 gm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
SimonNov 23, 2018
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EB0094 Seleukos IV / Apollo0 viewsAntioch, Seleukos IV, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 187-175 BC
Obverse: Diademed head of Seleukos IV right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand on bow set on ground to right; palm branch to left, ɸ in exergue.
References: SNG Spaer 839,840; BMC 11.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 16.434g.
EBNov 22, 2018
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EB0093 Antiochos III / Apollo1 viewsSeleukid Kings of Syria. Antiochos III The Great AR Tetradrachm. Antioch, 222-210 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head right.
Reverse: Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow; Monograms in outer left field.
References: SC 1041.2; BMC 5.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 16.983g.
EBNov 22, 2018
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EB0092 Antiochos I / Apollo0 viewsKings of Syria, Antiochos II AR Tetradrachm. Seleukeia on the Tigris, 261-246.
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos I.
Reverse: Apollo seated left, on omphalos, holding bow and arrow.
References: SC587.3, HGC 9, BMC 18.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 16.592g.
EBNov 22, 2018
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ANTONINUS PIUS (Caesar, 138). Sestertius. Rome.4 viewsObv: IMP T AELIVS CAESAR ANTONINVS. Bareheaded and draped bust right.
Rev: TRIB POT COS / PIETAS / S - C. Pietas standing right, holding incense box over lighted and garlanded altar to right.
RIC 1082 (Hadrian).
Weight: 24.5g.
Diameter: 31 mm.
CanaanNov 22, 2018
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EB0091 Zeus / Athena5 viewsSeleukia, Seleukos I, SELEUKID EMPIRE, AR Tetradrachm, 305-280 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Athena Promachos, brandishing spear in right hand and holding shield on left arm, in quadriga drawn by elephants right.
References: Cf. SC 130-133, BMC 33.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 16.251g.
2 commentsEBNov 22, 2018
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Lucilla, Augusta c. 164 - 182 A.D., Wife of Lucius Verus, Sestertius Rome mint 168/9 AD1 viewsObv. LVCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair elaborately waived and knotted in chignon low at back.
Rev. FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas (fertility) seated right, nursing child, one boy behind and one before her, S C in exergue.
Ref. RIC III 1736, BMCRE IV 1197, Cohen III 21, Hunter II 48, MIR 18 29, SRCV II 5499, 32.0mm, 20.1 grams.
CanaanNov 22, 2018
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1635 MYSIA, Hadrianotherae Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Asclepius standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1635; von Fritze 550-3

Obv. ΙΕΡΑ СΥΝΚΛΗΤΟС
Draped bust of Senate, right

Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΥΘΗΡΙΤΩΝ
Asclepius standing facing, head l., resting with r. hand on serpent-staff

4.05gr
19 mm
6h
okidokiNov 22, 2018
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Gaul, Northwest. Coriosolites (57-52 BC)4 viewsBI Stater

5.36 g

Obverse: Celticized head right, hair in large spiral curls, S-like ear; pearl strings flowing around

Reverse: Devolved charioteer driving biga right; ornaments around; below, boar right.

DT 2329; Slg. Flesche - (vgl. 198)

The Corisolites (one among a number of tribes in the area) inhabited a region called Armorica in what is now northwest France. They were a mixture of Celts who had fled Germanic incursions across the Rhine and the original inhabitants of Armorica, a place where customs and beliefs of the megalithic age still lingered on.

The Coriosolite coinage appears to have constituted a confederate currency, manufactured at the time of the Gallic Wars between 57 BC, the date of the revolt of the Armoricans and 51 BC, the end of the war of the Gauls. For the Armoricans, the war began with invasion by the Roman General Crassus, who subjugated the tribes by fighting each individually and taking hostages. The Celts then formed an alliance to more effectively fight Rome and captured envoys sent by Rome to serve as their own hostages.

Aware of their efforts, Caesar sent three legions under Sabinus who routed the Celts. No more battles were fought in Armorica, but the Armorican resistance continued; some of the population, unwilling to live under Roman rule, banded together and hid in remote areas. Twenty thousand Armoricans (including many Coriosolites) were among the forces that attempted to relieve Vercingetorix at the siege of Alesia in 52 BC.

J.-B. Colbert de Beaulieu defined six classes of Coriosolite coinage. This coin is in Class VI, defined by a nose shaped like a backward 2 on the obverse and, on the reverse, a symbol resembling a ladder on its side in front of a pony with a boar underneath. John Hooker identifies five coin types within Group VI. The coin above is most likely the fifth type (evidenced by the placement of the curl at the bottom of the horse's mane on the reverse). While 1-3 types in Class VI are among the earliest Coriosolite coins (perhaps even preceding the Gallic wars), Hooker asserts that types 4 and 5 may have been minted just prior to the forming of the Celtic coalition and capture of the Roman envoys. It is the style of the driver’s body that suggests this: the rectangular torso gives way to a linear representation that is modified throughout the subsequent groups.
1 commentsNathan PNov 22, 2018
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1767 MYSIA, Germe Hadrian, Heracles standing2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1767; Ehling 75-82; von Aulock 7221; SNG BN - ; SNG Cop. -

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΑΥΓΟΥСΤΟС
Bare head of Hadrian, right

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

7.4 gr
19 mm
12h
okidokiNov 22, 2018
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Bird and TOD - Denarius, Crawford 141/12 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 189-180 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Luna in a biga looking up at a crescent moon. Horses rearing, Bird and TOD below ; Legend ROMA in short frame.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.72 gm.
Reference: Crawford 141/1
Provenance: From the RBW collection, CNG Electronic sale 364, 2-DEC-2016, lot 103; Ex Peus 322, 1-NOV-88, lot 56.

Comments:
Bird and TOD monogram. Well centered, lovely surfaces and toning. Luna’s head and the crescent moon are weakly struck, otherwise GVF.
Steve B5Nov 22, 2018
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Vespasian Comparison5 viewsThis was only posted to my gallery so I could use the photo in a discussion topic.Steven HNov 22, 2018
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1919b ALEXIUS PB TETARTERON S-Unlisted DOC 37 CLBC 2.5.1 13 viewsOBV Full length figures of John II beardless on r., and st Demetrius, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic , breastplate, and saigon; holds sword, point resting on ground, in r. hand.

REV Full length figures of Alexius on l. and of Irene, holding between them cross on long shaft. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type.

Size 17.49mm

Weight 4.4gm

These lead Tetarteron are coronation issues of John II and believed to be the origin of the series of tetartera. Thessalonica Mint

DOC lists 6 examples with weights running from3.33 gm to 6.16 gm and sizes from 17mm to 19mm

1 commentsSimonNov 22, 2018
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)22 viewsvan't Haaff 14.1.1-1C var. (tiara); De Morgan 33; BMC plate XLI, 22; Sear GICV 5898; Alram 474-476

AE drachm, 3.64 g., 16.83 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing tiara with two large pellets-in-crescent but without the border of the tiara, diadem band below tiara; to left, Greek legend ΦPA; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with two crossbars at top; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from quiver with other hand, Greek legend BACIΛEVC on the left, ΠPAATHC (= Phraates) on the right (both reading inside-out).
1 commentsStkpNov 22, 2018
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Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)8 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-2B1; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

AE drachm, 3.29 g., 15.24 mm. max.

Obv: Bust facing forward with small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in horizontal-oriented rows; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with two crossbars at top; pellet border.

Rev: Dashes; no border.
StkpNov 22, 2018
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Uncertain Early Arsacid Kings (late 1st century B.C. to early 2nd century A.D.)7 viewsvan't Haaff 10.4.2-3; de Morgan --; BMC --; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.87 g., 16.68 mm. max., ?°

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

Rev: Diademed, bearded head left, highly degenerated style.
StkpNov 22, 2018
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RIC III Commodus 268 - Marcus Aurelius6 viewsMarcus Aurelius AR denarius, posthumous issue, struck under Commodus. AD 180. 18 mm, 2.60 gr. DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS: Bare head of Divus Marcus Aurelius right / CONSECRATIO: Eagle flying right carrying sceptre in its claws. RIC 268; RSC 81; Sear 5970 var (eagle type).1 commentsStuart JNov 22, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Asklepios, snake, Omphalos, owl3 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE 17
Obv.: laureate head of bearded Asklepios
Rev.: AΣKΛHΠIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, Asklepian snake coiled around omphalos, owl standing on the snake's back
AE, 8.66g, 17.3mm
Ref.: BMC Mysia p. 129, 160; SNGvA 1371; SNG BnF 1813; SNG Cop -
Ex Forvm Ancient Coins
shanxiNov 22, 2018
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Cavalrymen3 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AE Dichalkon
Obv.: Head of nymph Larissa facing, head turned slightly to left, wreathed with grain, wearing double strand plain necklace
Rev: ΛAPIΣAIΩN, Cavalrymen on horse prancing right, lance in right, wearing Boiotian helmet, ∆A monogram
AE, 5.45g, 17.1mm
Ref.: BCD Thessaly I 1171.1, BCD Thessaly II 393.3, SNG Cop 140, cf. Rogers 285
Ex Forvm Ancient Coins
1 commentsshanxiNov 22, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 3805 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ERCVLI PACIFERO
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate cust left in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata), holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//SXXT
WEIGHT: / AXIS: h / WIDTH:
RIC: 380
COLLECTION NO. 1371
NOTE: DIVERGENT WREATH TIES OF THE CORONA RADIATA
Barnaba6Nov 22, 2018
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EB0089 Herakles / Zeus6 viewsKingdom of Macedon, Alexander III, AR tetradrachm. Posthumous issue, year 26 = 187-188 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress.
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. AΣ over date K :Csquare: in left field, rectangular Seleukid countermark of anchor to right.
References: SNG Israel 1235, Price 2901.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 16.55g.
1 commentsEBNov 22, 2018
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Constantine I, AE follis, Thessalonica.1 views

CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right.
PROVIDENT-TIAE AVGG, Campgate on base, 6 layers, dots in arches in top layer,
two turrets, star above, dot in right field.
Mintmark SMTSA.

RIC VII 153
BritanikusNov 22, 2018
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JUDAEA, Gaza. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. 11 viewsObv.Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius right, seen from behind.
Rev. Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right; Marnas symbol before. Rosenberger 70 var. (dated EC); SNG ANS 927 var. BMC 58. Near VF, brown patina with some earthen deposits.
Unlisted date.
31mm, 22.2 grams.
2 commentsCanaanNov 22, 2018
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Constantius II AE3.RIC VIII Lyons 22, rated c21 viewsCONSTANTIVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields, one standard between them, Y on banner. Mintmark SLG. BritanikusNov 22, 2018
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Constans AE4. 347-348 AD. Nicomedia.2 viewsObv: DN CONSTANS PF AVG, rosette-diademed head right.
Rev: VOT XX MVLT XXX within wreath.

Mintmark SMN Delta dot.

RIC VIII Nicomedia 59, Rated Rare.
BritanikusNov 22, 2018
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EB0088 Herakles / Zeus2 viewsAlexander III AR Tetradrachm. Temnos, late posthumous issue, ca. 188-170 BC.
Obverse: Head of young Herakles right in lionskin headdress.
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, E and ΠA monogram above oenochoe beneath vine tendril in left field.
References: Price 1678.
Diameter: 32.5mm, Weight: 16.22g.
EBNov 22, 2018
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EB0087 Herakles / Zeus1 viewsKingdom of Macedonia, Alexander III AR Drachm. Sardes mint, struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos ca 320-319 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left; in left field, TI above star.
References: Cf. Price 2626-2629.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 4.132g.
EBNov 22, 2018
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EB0086 Herakles / Zeus2 viewsAlexander III AR Drachm. Abydos mint. ca 310-297 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress.
Reverse: AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left with eagle and sceptre; monogram in left field, Phrygian cap? beneath chair.
References: Cf. Price 1577.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 4.017g.
EBNov 22, 2018
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EB0085 Herakles / Zeus1 viewsAlexander III, Sidon?, MACEDONIA, obol, 333-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress.
Reverse: AΛEXANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. ΣI in left field.
References: Cf. Price 3475, MULLER 3934.
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 0.653g.
EBNov 22, 2018
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Seleucid - Antiochus VIII Grypus (126/125-96 BCE)2 viewsMetal/Size: AE19; Weight: 5.6 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Antioch-on-the Orantes; Date: 121-110 BCE; Obverse: Radiate and diademed head of Antiochus VIII right; beads partly surround. Reverse: BASILEWS ANTIOCOU EPI-FANOU (King Antiochus Ephiphanes) to left and right of eagle standing left on thunderbolt, sceptre over shoulder; IE in outer left field; year 192=121/20 BC. References: Hoover, P. 246, #1212; SNGIs 2501, BMC #25-28.museumguyNov 22, 2018
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EB0084 Herakles / Zeus9 viewsAlexander III, Babylon, MACEDONIA, AR Tetradrachm, 325-317 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ to right and beneath Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; M in left field, ΛY beneath chair above the strut.
References: Price 3692; Mueller 1272.
Diameter: 25.5mm Weight: 17.202g. Axis: 240°.
1 commentsEBNov 22, 2018
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BCC RGP519 viewsRoman Provincial
Petra Arabia
Elagabalus
Obv: [IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS]
Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev:PETRA, above, COLONI, below.
Founder plowing with two oxen.
AE20 5.3gm. Axis:30
Possible ref: SNG ANS 1373, Rosenberger 35
v-dromeNov 22, 2018
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Trajanus9 viewsTrajanus, sestertius.
33 mm, 27,36 g.
Obv. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P: Bust of Trajan, laureate, right with aegis.
Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C: Victory, naked to waist, standing right, left foot on helmet, holding stylus in right hand and with left hand attaching shield inscribed VIC DAC to palm-tree.
Ex. Lanz 76/1996/ Los 504;
RIC 528
3 commentsMarsmanNov 21, 2018
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EB0083 Herakles / Zeus5 viewsAlexander III, MACEDONIA, AR Tetradrachm, 333-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress right.
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left; thunderbolt before, HA monogram below throne. (Note: dark areas are dirt, not corrosion).
References: -.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 17.2g.
EBNov 21, 2018
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EB0082 Persian king or hero / Grand Piano6 viewsPERSIA. Achaemenid Empire. Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. AR 1/2 Siglos ca. 420-375 BC.
Obverse: Persian king or hero right, in kneeling-running stance, holding dagger and bow, dotted baseline.
Reverse: Oblong incuse punch.
References: -.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 5.334g.
1 commentsEBNov 21, 2018
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EB0081 Horse / Palm3 viewsCarthage, ZEUGITANA, AR litra, 320-310 BC.
Obverse: Horse head
Reverse: Palm tree
References: SNGCop 74.
Diameter: 9mm, Weight: 0.732g.
EBNov 21, 2018
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JULIA DOMNA, Silver denarius, Rome mint, 213 AD, RIC IV C3904 viewsObverse: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right, hair in horizontal ridges, looped plait from ear around back of neck,
Reverse: VESTA, Vesta standing facing, head left, veiled, palladium in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand

From the Jyrki Muona collection

The only ancient coin I currently own, but it was love at first sight. Of a million portraits I've seen of Julia Domna, this one is by far the most believable and lifelike that I've seen. At age 43, Julia looks very noble and dignified.
Steven HNov 21, 2018
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VESPASIAN, orichalcum dupondius, Rome mint, 74 AD, RIC II Part I 7159 viewsObverse: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS V CENS, radiate head right
Reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA, Felicitas standing slightly left, head left, caduceus in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, S C flanking across field

Ex Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren

This was my first ancient coin, and it was a thrill to own. It was inexpensive, not rare, and well worn, but I absolutely loved it. I no longer own it, but it was my first, and you know how that goes.
2 commentsSteven HNov 21, 2018
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Thracia, Mesambria, SNG Copenhagen 6582 viewsMesambria, 300-250 BC
AE 21, 5.04g, 21.3mm, 0°
obv. Thracian helmet with cheek guard right
rev. reverse wheel with hub
above and below METAM/ [BR]IANWN
ref. SNG Stancomb 229, SNG Copenhagen 658, SNG BM 276 var. (helmet left)
rare, aVF, toned bare bronze, porous, light pitting, irregular flan shape
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

T = archaic Greek letter sampi (= ss/ts). Used between the 7th and the middle of the 5th century. It was abandoned when the sound disappeared from Greek.
JochenNov 21, 2018
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Tetradrachm7 viewsAttica. Athens
Silver tetradrachm, ca. 454-404 BC
Av: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye.
Rv: AΘE. Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
AR, 17.15g, 23.1mm
Ref.: Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597.
shanxiNov 21, 2018
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RESTITHVTOR ORBIS11 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVICT AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTHOR ORBIS (SIC !)
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KAB
WEIGHT 3.58/ AXIS: / WIDTH:
RIC 858 VAR. (B BUST AND ERRONEOUS LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1355
EXTREMELY RARE

Ex S. Luethi Collection

Very rare erroneous reverse leged: RESTITHVTOR instead of RESTITVTOR ORBIS

The only example of this exact type known to me (and only second example with the erroneous reverse legend RESTITVTHOR ORBIS - the other with different bust and obverse legend being in Ph. Gysen collection - see coin no. 939 on probuscoins.fr)
Barnaba6Nov 21, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 858 VAR. RESTITHVTOR ORBIS 10 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVICT AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTHOR ORBIS (SIC !)
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KAB
WEIGHT 3.58/ AXIS: / WIDTH:
RIC 858 VAR. (B BUST AND ERRONEOUS LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1355
EXTREMELY RARE

Ex S. Luethi Collection

Very rare erroneous reverse leged: RESTITHVTOR instead of RESTITVTOR ORBIS

The only example of this exact type known to me (and only second example with the erroneous reverse legend RESTITVTHOR ORBIS - the other with different bust and obverse legend being in Ph. Gysen collection - see coin no. 939 on probuscoins.fr)
Barnaba6Nov 21, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 880 VAR. B BUST OFFICINA 3 PIVS F AVG after cleaning14 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•Г•
WEIGHT 4.10 g
RIC 880 VAR. (PIVS F AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1211
VERY RARE
Barnaba6Nov 21, 2018
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ALFOLDI 005.042 laureal wreath on cuirass - after cleaning15 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: F1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.45g / AXIS: 5h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC 626
ALFOLDI 005.042
COLLECTION NO. 772

Note: extremely rare cuirass decoration in the form of a laurel wreath (probably corona triumphalis). In the coinage of Probus such laurel wreath is typically represented only on consular robe (toga picta + tunica palmata) not on cuirass. Apparently only the second known specimen.
1 commentsBarnaba6Nov 21, 2018
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ALFOLDI 026 / - (UNLISTED) after cleaning15 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A (sleeve) = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, with left sleeve raised, seen from front (corona radiata with divergent wreath ties)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: V//XXI
WEIGHT: 3,79 g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC 651
ALFOLDI 026 / - (UNLISTED WITH DIVERGENT WREATH TIES AND A BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1271
Note: the only example of this (exact) type known to me
1 commentsBarnaba6Nov 21, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 459 RRR after cleaning18 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VOTIS X ET XX FEL
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//-
WEIGHT 3.14g / AXIS: 1h
RIC: 459
COLLECTION NO. 134

Same obverse die as my coin no. 1235 (with B/-//- Provident Avg reverse)

6th KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
1 commentsBarnaba6Nov 21, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 378 officina 5 after cleaning7 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II
REVERSE: HERCVLI PACIF
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VXXT
WEIGHT 3.80g / AXIS: 6h
RIC: 378
COLLECTION NO. 299
Barnaba6Nov 21, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 496 CONS V after cleaning10 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS V
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Q/*//SXXI
WEIGHT 3.46g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 20-23mm
RIC: 496 (R3)
COLLECTION NO. 816
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES ("Q")
EXTREMELY RARE
EX LUCKGER COLLECTION
Barnaba6Nov 21, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 549 VAR. CONS III after cleaning12 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS III
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//EXXI
WEIGHT 3.70g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-23mm
RIC: 549 VAR.
COLLECTION NO. 837
THIS IS ONLY THE THIRD SPECIMEN OF THIS TYPE IN THE WORLD KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN E. RAES'S AND U. NEUMANN'S COLLECTIONS)
Barnaba6Nov 21, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 437 VAR. E8 BUST RRR after cleaning11 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E8
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//QXXI
WEIGHT 3.35g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22-23mm
RIC: 437 VAR. (E8 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 854
NOTE: VERY RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER BUST TYPE
1 commentsBarnaba6Nov 21, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.272, 731 - Faustina II, Venus6 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: VENVS FELIX, Venus seated left, holding victory and sceptre
Ag, 18.3mm, 2.99g
Ref.: RIC III 731 [C], CRE 238 [S]
shanxiNov 21, 2018
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Septimius Severus - ARAB ADIABENIC12 viewsSeptimius Severus
Denarius
Laodicea ad mare (?) - old style
196 n.Chr.
Av.: L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VIII - laureate head right
Rev.: ARAR(sic!) AD-I-ABENIC, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left.
3,28 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 466 (Var.) (IMP VII is missreading!)
SEV-134 Barry P. Murphy Coll. (Var.)

nummis durensisNov 21, 2018
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EB0080 Athena / Owl5 viewsGaza, PHOENICIA, AR hemiobol or obol, Circa 350 BC.
Obverse: Athena head?
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing, two olive leaves behind.
References: Cf. SNGANS 18,20.
Diameter: 7mm, Weight: 0.382g.
EBNov 21, 2018
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EB0079 Melkart / Eagle3 viewsTyre, PHOENICIA, AR Half-Shekel or Dridrachm.
Obverse: Laureate head of Melkart right.
Reverse: Eagle standing left; club to left, palm over KP & monogram to right.
References: -.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 6.701g.
EBNov 21, 2018
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Domna, Silver Denarius, RIC IV 39010 views3.246g, 19.1mm, Rome mint, 213AD

Obverse: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right, hair in horizontal ridges, looped plait from ear around back of neck
Reverse: VESTA, Vesta standing facing, head left, veiled, palladium in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand

Not a rare coin, but I would put this portrait of Julia Domna up against any other. In my opinion, it is the most believable and lifelike version of any I've seen. The reverse is a little weak, but the obverse is crisp and well struck.

RIC IV 390, RSC III 230, Sear 7108, BMCRE V C29, Hunter III C10, SRCV II 7108, ex Jyrki Muona Collection
1 commentsSteven HNov 21, 2018
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hhj8.26.01.161 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC →ICTPO, Eagle facing, head right with wreath in beak.
24 mm, 10.21 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.1.16
Charles MNov 21, 2018
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hhj8.26.10.043 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOCIC, in left field, TP, in right field, ON, Hermes nude, standing frontal, head left, with chlamys over left shoulder and caduceus in left arm, purse in right hand.
26 mm, 12.50 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.10.4
Charles MNov 21, 2018
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EB0078 Melkart / Eagle3 viewsTyre, PHOENICIA, AR Tetradrachm, Year 42 = 87-86 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Melkart right.
Reverse: Eagle standing left [on prow]; date BM above club to left, palm above Δ to right, [Phoenician letter beth between legs].
References: BMC 134 Phoenicia (for year 41).
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 14.33g.
EBNov 21, 2018
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782 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian standing21 viewsReference.
RIC 782; C 1384;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right

Rev. S-C
Hadrian, bare-headed, in military dress, standing right, resting left foot on crocodile, holding vertical spear in right hand and parazonium in left

29.33 gr
33 mm
6h
4 commentsokidokiNov 20, 2018
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Hadrian EGYPT, Alexandria. Obol 125-26 AD Nilus reclining7 viewsReference.
RPC III--; Emmett --; kÖLN;

Issue L ΔΕ = year 10

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

Rev. L ΔΕ
Nilus reclining left, hippopotamus under left arm, long reed in right, cornucopia in left.

4.37 gr
20 mm
12h
okidokiNov 20, 2018
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Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603 A.D.)21 viewsAR Shilling
O: (key) ELIZAB’· D’· G’· ANG’· FR’· ET : HIB’· REGI, crowned and mantled bust left (bust 6B).
R: (key) POSVI DEV’· AD IVTORE M · MEV’·, coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée.
Sixth coinage. Tower (London) mint; im: key. Struck 1595-1598 AD
31mm
5.81g
North 2014; SCBC 2577
2 commentsMatNov 20, 2018
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RIC 0065A Vespasianus24 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right
Rev: AETERNITAS P R / S C (in exergue), Victory advancin right with palm, offering Palladiun to Vespasian, standing left with spear.
AE/Sestertius (35,27 mm 25,59 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (1st issue)
Unpublished; same reverse die as RIC 32.
ex Artemide Auction L Lot 369
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusNov 20, 2018
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AE 5 Cash (C#171a.1)6 viewsObv: Elephant to left with trunk upraised; Kannada legend above - ಶ್ರೀ ಚಾಮುಂಡಿ (Sri Chamundi) with sun and moon between ಶ್ರೀ (Sri); the whole enclosed in lined circle and ring of dots.
Rev: ಕೃಷ್ಣ (Krishna); ಮಯಿಲಿ ಕಾಸು ೫ (Mayili Kasu 5), V CASH in English below, enclosed in lined circle
1 commentsQuant.GeekNov 20, 2018
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AE 5 Cash (C#191.2)5 viewsObv: Lion to the left with right paw upraised; Kannada legend ಶ್ರೀ (Sri) between the sun and moon above; date below the lion; the whole enclosed in lined circle and ring of dots
Rev: ಕೃಷ್ಣ (Krishna) and ضرب میسور (Struck at Mysore) on the field; 5 in English to the left, enclosed in lined circle
Quant.GeekNov 20, 2018
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Mysore: Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868) AE 10 Cash (C#192.2)4 viewsObv: Lion to the left with right paw upraised; Kannada legend ಶ್ರೀ (Sri) between the sun and moon above; date below the lion; the whole enclosed in lined circle and ring of dots
Rev: ಕೃಷ್ಣ (Krishna) and ضرب میسور (Struck at Mysore) on the field; retrograde 10 in English to the left, enclosed in lined circle
Quant.GeekNov 20, 2018
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Denarii12 views2 commentsLegatusNov 20, 2018
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio IIII Denarius8 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG IIII, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.3g, 17mm
RSC 29; Syd 1220, Cr544/16
2 commentsLegatusNov 20, 2018
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Vespasian-RIC-120254 viewsĆ As, 10.37g
Lyon mint, 72 AD
RIC 1202 (C2). BMC 822.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: S C in field; Eagle stg. front on globe, wings outstretched, head r.
Acquired from Felicitas Perpetua, October 2018.

This iconic eagle on globe type copies a similar reverse struck under Tiberius for Divus Augustus. The connection to Augustus demonstrates Vespasian's worthiness as his successor. The type is fairly rare at Rome and more commonly found from the mint at Lugdunum (Lyon). It is almost exclusively reserved for the As issues at both mints.

A wonderful early portrait from Lyon, highlighted by a beautiful dark brown patina.
5 commentsDavid AthertonNov 20, 2018
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EB0077 Athena / Grapes5 viewsSoloi, CILICIA, AR Stater. Circa 385-350 BC.
Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with griffin.
Reverse: ΣO-ΛI, grape bunch with leaf to left all in incuse square.
References: SNG France 176.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 9.469g.
EBNov 20, 2018
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EB0076 Aphrodite / Dionysos5 viewsNagidos, CILICIA, AR Obol, 420-380 BC.
Obverse: Head of Aphrodite right.
Reverse: Bearded head of Dionysos right.
References: Sear 5583, SNG Frankreich 14-15.
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 0.749g.
EBNov 20, 2018
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EB0075 Gorgoneion / Athena1 viewsSelge, PISIDIA, AR Trihemiobol.
Obverse: Gorgonion facing.
Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
References: -.
Diameter: 11mm, Weight: 0.91g.
EBNov 20, 2018
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EB0074 Gorgoneion / Athena2 viewsSelge, PISIDIA, AR Trihemiobol, 370-360 BC.
Obverse: Gorgoneion facing.
Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, spear-head and astragalos behind head.
References: BMC 29.
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 0.646g.
EBNov 20, 2018
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MYSIA, PARIUM JULIUS CAESAR1 viewsMYSIA, PARIUM
JULIUS CAESAR

AE13

Obverse: C-G-I-P (Colonia Gemella Ivlia Pariana), female head right within border of dots

Reverse: D-D (Decreto Decurionum), praefericulum (sacrificial jug)

Mint: Parium

Minted: c. 45 BCE

Dia: 13mm

Ref: RPC I 2259

Semi-autonomous coin issued in this Julian military colony by C. Matuinus and T. Anicius, aediles.
jimbomarNov 20, 2018
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JULIUS CAESAR (C. CLOVIUS MONEYER)4 viewsJULIUS CAESAR (C. CLOVIUS MONEYER)
Bronze, Dupondius
Obverse: CAESAR · DIC ·TER: Head of Nike right and a star behind.
Reverse: C·CLOVI - PRAEF: Minerva advancing Left holding trophy over shoulder and shield decorated with Medusa, at her feet, snake left
Mint: Mediolanum Italy (?)
Minted: 45 BCE
Dia: 26mm
Wt: 13.03
Notes: Scarce.
Ex Numismatic Tintinna Auction Asta Elettronica 64, Lot 2076; 22 June 2017
Ref: Cr. 476/1b; Sydenham 1025; CRI 62; RPC 601
1 commentsjimbomarNov 20, 2018
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VAR monogram - Denarius, Crawford 126/15 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 206-200 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Below, VAR monogram; in two line border, “ROMA”.
Mint: Uncertain
Weight: 3.90 gm.
Reference: Crawford 126/1
Provenance: NAC 72, 18-NOV-2013, Lot 40; ex Glendening’s Sale 8-OCT-1975, Dr. H. F. Harwood part 1, lot 17

Comments:
VAR monogram. From the “Collection of Roman Republican Coins of a Student and his Mentor – Part II” sale by NAC. Rare. Crawford suggests the moneyer is A. Terentius Varro, who was prefect in 184 BC. Lovely old cabinet tone, Some minor oxidation that does not distract from the overall detail of the coin. NAC graded about EF. The coin is VF.
1 commentsSteve B5Nov 20, 2018
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 3426, Phoenicia, Arados, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, AP monogram in left field,70 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 3426, Phoenicia, Arados, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, AP monogram in left field,
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, AP monogram in left field, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-27,5mm, weight: 16,97g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Arados, Phoenicia’ mint, AP monogram,
date: c.c.320-315 B.C.,(Posthumous issue), ref: Price(1991) 3426,
Q-001
quadransNov 19, 2018
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0093, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, bucranium in left field,71 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0093, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, bucranium in left field,
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, bucranium in left field, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 24,0-28,5mm, weight: 17,08g, axes: 3h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint, bucranium,
date: c.c. 336-323 B.C., ref: Price(1991) 93, HGC 3.1, 910a.
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 19, 2018
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0749 var. THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Apollo standing5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 749 var.

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r. with paludamentum seen from rear

Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Apollo standing l., naked but a drapery on his r. shoulder, holding patera in his right hand and an laurel-branche in his l. hand

9.36 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
Harlan J. Berk
This variant with Apollo holding a branch rather than two arrows in his lowered left hand is not in RPC, though Vabanov 629-30 reports such a reverse type combined with two different (laureate) bust types, citing Mouchmov's monograph on the ancient coins of Philippopolis, nos. 16 and 17
okidokiNov 19, 2018
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RPC II 1665 Domitianus52 viewsObv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM, laureate head of Domitian right
Rev: ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, Draped bust of Domitia right
AR/Didrachm (22.27 mm 6.380 gr 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Cappadocia in 93-94 A.D.
RPC II 1665, Metcalf 27.
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 71 Lot 370
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianusNov 19, 2018
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EB0073 Gorgon / Athena3 viewsMACEDOINE, NEAPOLIS, Hemidrachme c. 400-350 BC.
Obverse: Head of Gorgon face, grimacing and sticking out tongue, straight hair with curls on the forehead.
Reverse: N-E/O-Π (Nεοπολιτων), Athena head right.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 1.703g.
References: BMC 17.
Ex: Ariagno Collection.
EBNov 19, 2018
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EB0072 Artemis / With stag4 viewsPerge, PAMPHYLIA, Hemidrachm, 200-100 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Artemis right, quiver behind neck.
Reverse: ΠEΡΓAIA[Σ] [AΠTEMIΔOΣ], Artemis standing left with wreath and sceptre, stag at her feet.
References: Sear 5416, SNG Cop 300.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 2.063g.
EBNov 19, 2018
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RIC 3, p.399, 281A - Crispina, altar8 viewsCrispina
Augusta AD 178-182
AR Denarius
Obv.: CRISPINA AVG, Draped bust right
Rev.: DIS - GENITALIBVS. Garlanded and lighted altar
Ag, 3.83g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC 281A [R], CRE 277 [R]
shanxiNov 19, 2018
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EB0071 Wrestlers / Slinger6 viewsAspendos, PAMPHYLIA, AR Stater, Circa 330-250 BC.
Obverse: Two wrestlers grappling; E between.
Reverse: EΣTFΔIY to left, Slinger standing right; triskeles, club before, O between legs.
References: BMC. XIX, 63 var.; S. 5399 var.; SNG Copenhagen 240 var.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 10.44g.
EBNov 19, 2018
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5629A EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Obol 125-26 AD Nilus reclining7 viewsReference.
RPC III--; Emmett --

Issue L ΔΕ = year 10

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

Rev. L ΔΕ
Nilus reclining left, hippopotamus under left arm, long reed in right, cornucopia in left.

4.37 gr
20 mm
12h
okidokiNov 19, 2018
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Caracalla brought to life18 viewsAs far as colorizing ancient busts goes, this is the best I've ever seen - Caracalla, face to face.1 commentsSteven HNov 19, 2018
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EB0070 Helios / Rose2 viewsRhodes-Peraia, Caria. AR drachm, 175-170 BC.
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right.
Reverse: Z-Ω EΡMIAΣ, rose with bud on the right.
References: SNG Keckman 793; Price, Larissa 1968 Hoard, 247.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 2.685g.
EBNov 19, 2018
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EB0069 Helios / Rose1 viewsRhodes, CARIA, AR drachm, ca. 205-188 BC.
Obverse: Helios facing (not radiate).
Reverse: Rose, double-strike, illegible.
References: Cf. SNG Hel 588.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 2.286g.
EBNov 19, 2018
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syd522a1 viewsElagabalus
Caesarea, Cappadocia


Obv: ...ANTWNεINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MHTPOΠO KAICAPI, Agalma of Mt. Argaeus on altar inscribed with εTΓ
25 mm, 11.20 gms

Sydenham 522a
Charles MNov 19, 2018
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syd521b1 viewsElagabalus
Caesarea, Cappadocia


Obv: AV K M AVPHΛI ANTWN..., radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ...OΠO KAICAPI, Agalma of Mt. Argaeus on altar inscribed with εTΓ
24 mm, 11.30 gms

Sydenham 521b
Charles MNov 19, 2018
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syd526a2 viewsElagabalus
Caesarea, Cappadocia

Obv: … MAI ANT..., laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, indistinct counter mark.
Rev: MHTPOΠO ..., Agalma of Mt. Argaeus on altar inscribed with εTΔ
24 mm, 11.23 gms

Sydenham 526a
Charles MNov 19, 2018
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Xerxes I2 viewsACHAEMENID EMPIRE. Time of Darios I to Xerxes I (505-480 BC). Siglos. Sardes.

Obv: Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow.
Rev: Incuse rectangular punch.

Carradice Type II.

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 5.22 g.
Diameter: 15 mm.


ex Numismatic Naumann auc 49 lot 321
arash pNov 18, 2018