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Vespasian RIC-7598 viewsÆ Dupondius, 14.46g
Rome mint, 74 AD
RIC 759 (C). BMC p. 219 note. RPC 1983 (6 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: PON•MAX•TR•POT•P•P•COS•V CENS; Winged caduceus between crossed cornuacopiae
Ex eBay, 16 October 2018. Ex Klassische Münzen.

Traditionally, the issue this rather strange dupondius is from has been attributed to various different mints over the years. Ted Buttrey writing in the RIC II.1 Addenda commented extensively on it. Because both the Addenda has yet to see the light of day and T. Buttrey's thoughts on the subject are important (and indeed likely correct), I have largely quoted it in full here with some minor editing.

'RIC 756-767 are irregular Dupondii, which should be taken together with Asses, semisses and quadrantes (RIC 1564-1581), forming together a single extraordinary issue in four denominations, distinct in typology and metal, as well as overall character from the regular coinage of the year. Although Eastern in aspect and reverse type, the circulation area of the dupondii is almost exclusively Gaul, Germany, Italy – i.e. the West, with scarcely any penetration of the East. Finds of the smaller denominations are rarely attested anywhere, East or West. The Eastern finds appear to be simply the débris of Mediterranean circulation.

Previously the series had been attributed to Commagene (BMCRE II, pp.217-222), then as a likelihood to Antioch (e.g. RPC II 1982-2005). The correct attribution to Rome is proved by mules of the dupondii with regular issues (Buttrey, “Vespasian’s Roman Orichalcum: An Unrecognized Celebratory Coinage” in David M. Jacobson and Nikos Kokkinos, Judaea and Rome in Coins, 65 CBE – 135 CE (2012). The series had nothing to do with Syria or with the East at all, yet it was purposefully designed to appear non-Roman: the suppression of the traditional reverse sub-inscription S C throughout; the suppression of the radiate crown of the Dupondius; the shifting of the consular dating from the obv. to the rev.; the striking of all four denominations in orichalcum; and most obviously the selection of rev. dies which reek of the East.

There is nothing like this series in the whole of Roman imperial coinage. It is a deliberate act of Orientalism, imposing the flavour of the East on a Western coinage. The key to its understanding is the reverse type of the dupondius, two crossed cornuacopiae with a winged caduceus between. It replicates the type of an obscure issue of the Galilean city of Sepphoris, an issue which had been, astonishingly, signed by Vespasian himself (ΕΠΙ ΟΥΕCΠΑCΙΑΝΟΥ, “on the authority of…”) when on duty there in the last days of Nero. The dupondius-sized bronze was accompanied by a half-unit with the type of a large, central S C – again signed by Vespasian, and now imitated on the As of the orichalcum series with the wreath of the As of Antioch (RPC I 4849-50).
The whole of this series memorializes not Vespasian the conquering general (IVDAEA CAPTA, VICTORIA AVGVSTI), but the man. His re-use of earlier coin types is well-known; here he re-uses his own, harking back to his career just prior to his final success in seizing the empire. And the series was struck in 74 A.D., co-terminous with the celebration of Vespasian’s first quinquennium.'

The coin itself is a superb example in very fine style. Beautiful dark golden patina with highlights of emerald green.
1 commentsDavid AthertonOct 23, 2018
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361 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Indulgentia1 viewsReference.
RIC 361; C. 845

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate, head right

Rev. INDVLGENTIA AVG COS III
Indulgentia, draped, seated left on throne, holding out right hand and holding transverse sceptre in left

3.29 gr
mm
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okidokiOct 23, 2018
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Vespasian / Titus and Domitian on Horseback3 viewsVespasian AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 69-70 AD
O: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
R: TITVS ET DOMITIAN CAES PRIN IV; Titus and Domitian riding r., hands outstretched
- RIC 5 (R). BMC p. 7, RSC 539.

One of the rarest of the dynastic types.
1 commentsNemonaterOct 23, 2018
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hhj8.26.35.010 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped and bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →ΠPOCIC, Nemesis standing facing, head left holding scale in right hand and club in left arm, wheel at her feet left.
27 mm, 12.44 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.35.1
Charles MOct 23, 2018
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S.866 Aethelred II (Leofthegn)2 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Leofthegn
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 866
Leofthegn's "Special" motif: hound on reverse
O: +EDILRED REX
R: LEOF DEG И
Motif: 1a/fantastic animal, triquetra

The most impressive imagery to find itself on a styca. Despite a nearly universal preference for "plain-ness" and simplicity on the styca coins, a certain moneyer called Leofthegn (literally "beloved retainer") produced a small and remarkable series of coins with "special designs." These include the letters Alpha and Omega, and a variety of different types of crosses. But by far the most impressive is this one, featuring a creature looking backwards with the moneyer's name in three rows. This creature may be meant to be something of a revival of the "fantastic animal" design of the earlier 8th century coins of Aldfrith, Eadberht, Alchred, Aethelred I, and Aelfwald. Unfortunately, the artistic inclinations shown by this Leofthegn were not copied by his contemporaries, and the coin remains unique therefore in the styca series.

Only one die is known for this coin, and it is quite rare.

Ex- CNG Triton XXI, Dr. JDR, SNC 2/1993, Spink Auction 1, RC Lockett, T Bliss
NapOct 23, 2018
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S.803A Anglo-Saxon sceat3 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: Kent
Series K
Type 42
S.803A
Abramson 41-10
O: Bust right with bird in hand, vine in hand
R: Animal (?hound) rounding bush with berries

Ex- C. Best
NapOct 23, 2018
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Amisos, Pontos2 views3rd – 2nd Century B.C.
Silver Siglos (reduced)
3.83 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Draped bust of Hera-Tyche right, wearing turreted stephane
Rev.: Owl facing with spread wings standing on shield; monogram to lower left.

SNG Black Sea 1110 var. (monogram);
BMC 13, p.15-16, 14-21 var.(monogram);
Sear 3643v (monogram);
HGC 7, 233
1 commentsJaimelaiOct 23, 2018
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LONDON mint - small flan type AR penny Edward the Confessor - moneyer PVLFRIC (=Wulfric)2 viewsObverse: ✠ EDPAR R
Reverse: ✠ PVLFRIC ON LVNE
Ø = 14mm
Weight = 0,84 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Jean Elsen list 286, October - December 2018, lot 384
•Ex Baldwins auction 42, 26 September 2005, lot 850
•Ex William C. Boyd collection (1840-1906)
•Ex Pearson, 16 December 1887
RomaVictorOct 22, 2018
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Small Module Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2216; DOC IV, Type Q B.30; CLBC 14.20.3; Grierson 1226)2 viewsObv: Cross, radiate, decorated with pellets
Rev: IШ to left, ΔC to right; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, chiton, body armor with pteryges, and sagion; holds in right hand sword, resting over shoulder, and in left, castle with three towers
Quant.GeekOct 22, 2018
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Despotate of Epirus: Bulgarian Imitation of John II Orsini (1323-1335) Æ Denier Tournois, Arta (Seltman Type G)1 viewsObv: +I[...]ЄSPOTIVS or similar; Cross pattée
Rev: [...]ΛTΛ CΛSTIV or similar; Castle tournois

See Late Deniers Tournois of Frankish Greece by A. J. Seltman
Quant.GeekOct 22, 2018
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Kings of Thrace. Lysimachos. (Circa 297-281)5 viewsAR Tetradrachm

16.04 g

Magnesia mint.

Obverse: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon

Reverse: Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; filleted torch to outer left, monogram to inner left.

Thompson 115; HGC 3, 1743

Among the mints in Asia Minor which Lysimachos acquired through his military conquests in 302/1 BC, Magnesia was a fairly prolific issuer of coinage. In 287 BC, however, the city, along with its neighbor, Sardes, was captured by Demetrios I Poliorketes, only to be retaken by Lysimachos the following year. While Sardes was apparently closed throughout the remainder of Lysimachos’ reign, the mint at Magnesia was allowed to continue striking.
1 commentsNathan POct 22, 2018
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Staff, Denarius, Crawford 78/14 viewsMetal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; Loop under visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; below, staff symbol; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Sicily
Weight: 3.52 gm.
Reference: Crawford 78/1
Provenance: Tintinna auction 35, 27-FEB-2014


Comments: Crawford 78/1 may be among the earliest denari with peaked visor. Crawford suggests the staff is actually a decempeda or measuring pole as it seems to bear indications of length.

The present example shows little wear and only slightly off-center, but there is a small reverse flan chip at 10:30, and a fine crack extending from it. Otherwise, lovely toning and AEF.
2 commentsSteve B5Oct 22, 2018
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1734 MYSIA, Pergamun Hadrian 118 AD Telesphoros standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1734; BMC 270, SNG France 2091-2

Magistrate Cl. Cephaliôn (to b, strategos)

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ
Laureate, bust right, drapery on left shoulder, baldric strap around back of neck and across chest.

Rev. ΠΕΡΓΑ СΤΡ ΚΛ ΚΕΦΑΛΙΩ, ΤΟ Β (in field, r.)
Telesphorus wearing mantle with hood standing facing

2.77 gr
16 mm
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okidokiOct 22, 2018
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EB0018 Bull / Trident0 viewsByzantium, Thrace, hemidrachm, circa 386-340 BC.
Obverse: Forepart of Bull walking left on dolphin, monogram before, ΠY above.
Reverse: Ornamented Trident in circular depression.
References: Cf. SNG BM Black Sea-17; Klein-88; Schönert-Geiss-778.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 1.969g.
Ex: Harold F. Donald.
EBOct 22, 2018
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EB0017 Persephone / Nike2 viewsSyracuse Agathokles, SICILY, AR tetradrachm, 305-289 BC.
Obverse: KOΡAΣ, Head of Persephone right in wreath of corn.
Reverse: AΓAΘOKΛEIOΣ, Nike standing right, erecting trophy, hammer in her right hand, triskeles rotating right in lower left field.
References: Sear 974; BAR Issue 23; Hoover HGC 1536.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 17.05g.
1 commentsEBOct 22, 2018
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Horse, Vase, monogram3 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 16
Obv.: KY, Forepart of horse,...POTEΛ..
Rev.: Single-handeled vase, OΔI monogram left
AE, 16 mm, 4.20g
Ref.: BMC 43 var. (same monogram, different magistrate)
shanxiOct 22, 2018
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Despotate of Epirus: Bulgarian Imitation of John II Orsini (1323-1335) Æ Denier Tournois, Arta (Seltman Type G)3 viewsObv: +IOIƧ DEƧ[...] or similar; Cross pattée
Rev: DE ƧΛ C[Λ]ƧT[...] or similar; Castle tournois with three pellets to the left and one pellet to the right of castle

See Late Deniers Tournois of Frankish Greece by A. J. Seltman
Quant.GeekOct 22, 2018
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Branch, Denarius, Crawford 76/1d (Long visor)3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with visor of three long straight lines; Loop under visor and loop in front of ear; Branch behind, tied with fillet (partially obscured); Lock of hair on left shoulder; “X” below chin of Roma. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.93 gm.
Reference: Crawford 76/1d
Provenance: NAC 72, Lot 1005, 17-MAY-2013


Comments: Crawford lists four sub-varieties of 76/1 differentiated by the presence or absence of a small curl on the left shoulder and a fillet detail tied to the branch. This example has both the curl on the left shoulder and the fillet on the branch.

What Crawford does not differentiate is the two significantly different obverse styles found in this issue. The obverse of the first is rendered with Roma’s helmet visor comprised of three very short lines. This variety is always Cr. 76/1a without the curl and fillet details. The second variety has Roma’s helmet visor of three long lines and of somewhat more elegant style, and is found with and without the curl and fillet. The present coin is the second style with the long visor.

This sub variety is the scarcest of the four sub-varieties of Cr. 76/1. Slightly off-center, obscuring part of the branch and the stars above the dioscuri on the reverse. otherwise, beautiful old toning and GVF.
Steve B5Oct 22, 2018
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Branch, Denarius, Crawford 76/1a3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with visor of three straight lines; Branch behind; “X” below chin of Roma. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.77 gm.
Reference: Crawford 76/1a
Provenance: Harlan Berk, 1-DEC-2008


Comments: Crawford lists four sub-varieties of 76/1 differentiated by the presence or absence of a small curl on the left shoulder and a fillet detail tied to the branch. This example is the most common variety without either of these details.

What Crawford does not differentiate is the two significantly different obverse styles found in this issue. The obverse of the first is rendered with Roma’s helmet visor comprised of three very short lines. This variety is always Cr. 76/1a without the curl and fillet details. The second variety has Roma’s helmet visor of three long lines and of somewhat more elegant style, and is found with and without the curl and fillet.
1 commentsSteve B5Oct 21, 2018
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Dynasts of Lycia, Mithrapata3 views390 – 370 B.C.
1/6 Stater
1.28 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Lion scalp facing
Rev.: Triskeles with labrys in one section, Mithrapata in Lycian around, all within incuse square. Rare symbol.
Sear 5228 var.;
B.M.C. 19. 32, 136 var.;
cf. SNG Copenhagen Supp. -;
SNG von Aulock -
2 commentsJaimelaiOct 21, 2018
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10 viewsTitus denarius 4 commentspaul1888Oct 21, 2018
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Roman Empire, Probus Antoninianus. Cyzicus1 viewsPROBUS, 276-282. Mint Cyzicus.
Obv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev: CLEMENTIA TEMP emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving globe from Jupiter
Officina Q/ XXI in exergue
3.82 g.
The only known example.
Not in major references.
Acquired in December 2016.
From the Phillipe Gysen Collection
Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 45 Lot 1721 September 14, 2018
1 commentsorfewOct 21, 2018
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Veturius2 viewsTi. Veturius, denarius.
3.80 g., 18 mm.
Obv. TI•VET (ligate), Mars head.
Rev. ROMA, soldiers standing, point at a pig with their swords.
Crawford 234/1; RSC Veturia 1.
MarsmanOct 21, 2018
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M. Sergius Silus2 viewsM. Sergius Silus, denarius
3,84 g. 18 mm.
Obv. EX S C ROMA*, helmeted head of Roma right.
Rev. Horseman galloping left with sword & severed head held aloft, Q below horses leg, M SERGI below, SILVS in exergue.
Syd 534, Cra.286/1.
1 commentsMarsmanOct 21, 2018
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C. Naevius Balbus1 viewsC. Naevius Balbus, denarius.
18,5 x 19,1 mm.
4,06 g.
Obv. Diademed head of Venus right, SC behind.
Rev. Victory in triga right, above, CLXXXXVII; C NAE BALB in exergue,

Babelon (Naevia) 6. Crawford 382/1b. Sydenham 769b.
MarsmanOct 21, 2018
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 18.1-1-2B, Orodes V, Artemis7 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes V
Late 2nd-Early 3rd Cent
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust to left, no legend, no anchor
Rev.: Bust of Artemis left, wearing tiara, anchor behind
Æ, 3.1g
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 18.1, Subtype 1-2B
2 commentsshanxiOct 21, 2018
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EB0016 Arethusa / Octopus2 viewsSyracuse, SICILY, AR litra, 466-460 BC.
Obverse: ΣYPA, Diademed head of Arethusa right, wearing pearl necklace.
Reverse: Octopus.
References: Boehring 421; SNG ANS 131.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 0.665g.
Ex: Harold F. Donald.
EBOct 21, 2018
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Small Module Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2220; DOC IV, Type V B.35; CLBC 14.26.3; Lianta 424)2 viewsObv: Wing to left or to right
Rev: Winged, beardless bust of emperor, wearing stemma, divitision and collar-piece; holds in right hand sword resting over shoulder or jeweled scepter, and in left, anexikakia; surmounting the crenelated walls of a city
Quant.GeekOct 21, 2018
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1 viewsQuant.GeekOct 21, 2018
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1 viewsQuant.GeekOct 21, 2018
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Kingdom of Thessalonica: John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242) BI Small Module Trachy, Thessalonica (CLBC 14.29.3; Penchev p. 52, No. 224; CNG Lot 1521/2001)4 viewsObv: Θ ΔΙ or similar; Full-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing chiton, body armor with pteryges, and saigon; in right hand holding sword, resting over shoulder, and in left, shield, resting on ground
Rev: IШ ΔЄ or similar; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, orarion, and cloak; in right hand hold labarum on long shaft, and in left, anexikakia
Quant.GeekOct 21, 2018
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4 viewsQuant.GeekOct 21, 2018
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Salonina Antoninianus Venus3 viewsBi Antoninianus
Salonina, 253-268CE
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 4.00 grams, Die axis: 12h

Obverse: SALONINA AVG
Draped bust to right, on crescent.

Reverse: VENVS AVG
Venus standing left, holding helmet in right hand, and spear under left arm which rests on a shield. In exergue PXV.

Mint: Asian mint, probably Antioch

Notes:
- PXV marks Gallienus' 15th Tribuncian year; 267 CE.
-Antioch continued to mint relatively fine coinage compared to the later issues of Gallienus and Salonina from other mints. See another well made Antioch antoninianus in my gallery, a LVNA LVCIFERA type of Gallienus. I think the dies of both coins could be engraved by the same celator: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-134551

Ex Victor's Imperial Coins, 2018
PharsalosOct 21, 2018
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EB0015 Biga / Hare6 viewsMessana, SICILY, AR tetradrachm, 478-476 BC.
Obverse: Mule driven biga right, olive leaf in exergue.
Reverse: Hare running right, dot below, legend around.
References: Caltabiano-71 (same reverse die).
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 17.35g.
Ex: Ariagno Collection.
1 commentsEBOct 21, 2018
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EB0014 Nike / Dionysos1 viewsBrettian League, BRUTTIUM, AR drachm, 216-214 BC.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Nike right.
Reverse: BPETTIΩN , Dionysos standing facing, crowning himself with his right hand, holding sceptre in his left; incense altar to right.
References: SNG ANS 18.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 4.634g.
EBOct 21, 2018
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EB0013 Tripod / Incuse Tripod1 viewsKroton, BRUTTIUM, AR Stater, ca. 480-430 BC.
Obverse: Delphic tripod, legs terminating in lion's feet, retrograde P in legend; in left field, a stork standing right.
Reverse: Incuse tripod, incuse border of radiating lines.
References: S-257; cf.SNGCop-267, BMC 18.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 8.079g.
Ex: Numismatic Fine Arts.
EBOct 21, 2018
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EB0012 Poseidon / Bull0 viewsPoseidonia, LUCANIA, AR Stater, 470-400 BC.
Obverse: Poseidon wearing chlamys over shoulders, walking right, wielding trident, ΠOMEΣ (retrograde) in field before.
Reverse: Bull standing left, ΠOMEΣ (retrograde) above.
References: Cf. SNG ANS 661 (obverse legend forward), Weber 815.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 5.22g.
EBOct 21, 2018
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KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Stater5 viewsGold, 19 mm, 8.56 g, 11 h
Pella, struck under Philip II or Alexander III, circa 340-328.
Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠOY Charioteer driving biga to right, holding reins in his left hand and goad in his right; below horses, trident right.
Le Rider 320 (D145/R244). Several nicks and small scrapes , otherwise, good very fine. From a Viennese collection, formed in the 1990s.
LeoOct 21, 2018
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Kamnaskires IV13 viewsAR tetradrachm, c. 63/2 - 54/3 BC (dated 58/7 BC)
Van't Haaff 8.3.1-1
4 commentsRobert L3Oct 21, 2018
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Kamnaskires-Orodes15 viewsAE tetradrachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 12.1.1-3E
4 commentsRobert L3Oct 21, 2018
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EB0008 Kantharos / Kantharos2 viewsAR Obol of Tarentum, c. 280-228 BC.
Obverse: Kantharos and two stars (possibly a third star above?).
Reverse: Kantharos and two pellets (left "pellet" may be something else, but what?).
References: Cf. Vlasto 1651 (w/o pellets).
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 0.56g.
EBOct 21, 2018
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Rostrum Tridens (early), Denarius, Crawford 62/10 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Rostrum tridens below; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.63 gm.
Reference: Crawford 62/1
Provenance: Titano electronic auction A10, 14-DEC-2017


Comments: Titano electronic auction M10, 14 December, 2017. EF. Sharp strike, fully centered, without wear and quite a lot of subdued luster. Some darker areas around periphery and a fine flan crack. Titano Graded qFDC. This early rostrum-tridens issue is quite rare.
Steve B5Oct 21, 2018
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Hammer and Apex, Denarius, Crawford 59/1b3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Hammer and apex above riders; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.15 gm.
Reference: Crawford 59/1b
Provenance: NAC 78, Lot 374, 29-MAY2014


Comments: Anonymous denarius with apex symbol above and between riders and hammer symbol above and in front. The coin is Good EF. Crawford differentiates 59/1a from 59/1b as straight and curved visor varieties. The curved visor varieties (59/1b, this coin) are scarce but much more common than the straight visor varieties (59/1a) which are very rare. The straight visor varieties are in the style of the caduceus series, Cr. 60.
Steve B5Oct 20, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.34.051 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE - AE 28, 12.53g, 180°
struck 241-244 under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K [M AN]T G - ORDIANOC AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODEC - TOV NIKOPOLEITWN PR / OC ICTRON (EI ligate)
Gordian III, togate, stg. r., clasping hands with Tranquillina, in long garment, stg. l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2096, pl. XIX, 35'
b) Varbanov 4200
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.34.5 (same dies)
F+, slightly excentric, nice malachite patina
pedigree:
ex H.D.Rauch, e-live auction 23, lot 1728

Struck to celebrate the marriage between Gordian III and Tranquillina AD 241.
JochenOct 20, 2018
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince B (3rd century A.D.)1 viewsvan't Haaff 20.1.1-1A; de Morgan 60; BMC plate XLII, 19-20, page 287, 4-6; Sear GICV 5920; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.01 g., 15.05 mm. max., 90°

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, hair tuft on top of head tied with ribbons, its ends flowing behind, another hair tuft at back of head; to right, pellet-in-crescent above anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Athena standing facing forward, head left, holding spear in right hand, and shield in left; pellet border.

According to van't Haaff, the pellet-in-crescent and anchor are often off the flan, as in this coin.
StkpOct 20, 2018
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince B (3rd century A.D.)4 viewsvan't Haaff 20.1.1-1B; de Morgan 60; BMC plate XLII, 19-20, page 287, 4-6; Sear GICV 5920; Alram --

AE drachm, 2.69 g., 14.30 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, hair tuft on top of head tied with ribbons, its ends flowing behind, another hair tuft at back of head; to right, pellet-in-crescent above anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Athena standing facing forward, head left, holding spear in right hand, and shield in left; pellet border.
1 commentsStkpOct 20, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.48.44 var. (rev. only)0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 2.68g, 18.17mm, 30°
obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHRVC(sic!)
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON
Crescent with 1 8-pointed star in the cavity
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.48.44 var. (has ICTRO)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.3.11 var. (without legend error)
unique, rough surfaces

I read CEVHRVC. I think we owe this neat legend error to a Latin speaking engraver.
JochenOct 20, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.47.7 corr.1 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 18, 2.94g, 17.51mm, 180°
obv. AVT KAI A - V KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICT / RON(sic!)
Tripod, central and l. foot entwined by snake, head r.
ref- a) AMNG I/1, 1250 (1 ex., Wien)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.47.7 corr.
F-/F+

This is the first coin, where the unknown legend in ex. is decipherably. Until now the ex. was always outside the flan. But already the depicted coins have had remains of the legend in ex. Now the legend is completed.
1 commentsJochenOct 20, 2018
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Cornucopia, Denarius, Crawford 58/2/12 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 207 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Corucopia below riders; in linear frame. “ROMA”.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.12 gm.
Reference: Crawford 58/2
Provenance: LHS Numismatik purchased 16-AUG-2006


Comments: Anonymous denarius with cornucopia symbol below dioscuri. The coin is Good EF.

This coin was part of the Ritter-Leu “S” hoard. For more on this hoard, see P. Debernardi and S. Brinkman “An Early Roman Republican Denarius Hoard”, Numismatic Chronicle, 2016.
1 commentsSteve B5Oct 20, 2018
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EB0944 Zeus / Two Eagles0 viewsPtolemy X with Cleopatra III, AE 30.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, two eagles standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae before.
References:
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 25.71g.
EBOct 20, 2018
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EB0943 Ptolemy III, Zeus / Eagle8 viewsPtolemy III Euergetes 246-221 BC, AE 42.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae tied with fillet before, CHI-RHO monogram between legs.
References: Svoronos 964.
Diameter: 42.5mm, Weight: 70.26g.
Ex: Numismatic Art and Ancient Coins
2 commentsEBOct 19, 2018
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EB0942 Ptolemy III, Zeus / Eagle0 viewsPtolemy III 246-221 BC, AE 35.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae tied with fillet before, CHI-RHO monogram between legs.
References: Svoronos 965.
Diameter: 35mm, Weight: 34.44g.
EBOct 19, 2018
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EB0941 Ptolemy IV, Zeus / Eagle9 viewsPtolemy IV 221-205 BC, AE 42 (drachm).
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing right on thunderbolt, cornucopia before, DELTA IOTA between legs.
References: Sear (SG) 7841, Svoronos 1125, SNG Cop 199, BMC 108.
Diameter: 42mm, Weight: 67.21g.
Ex: Superior Stamp & Coin
1 commentsEBOct 19, 2018
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POLAND--KING SIGISMUND I (JAGIELLO DYNASTY)3 views1506-1548
AR Half Groschen 18 mm, 0.66 g
Crown/Arms of Poland
laneyOct 19, 2018
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POLAND--KING JOHN ALBERT (JAGIELLO DYNASTY)5 views1492-1506
AR Half Groschen 18 mm, 0.68 g
Crown/Arms of Poland
laneyOct 19, 2018
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EB0940 Ptolemy IV, Zeus / Eagle8 viewsPtolemy IV 221-205 BC, AE 42.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, cornucopia before, DELTA IOTA between legs.
References: Svoronos 1129.
Diameter: 42mm, Weight: 68.34g.
1 commentsEBOct 19, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.04.02 corr.2 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28, 14.36g, 27.67mm, 210°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K M AV - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP AV GALLOV - NIKOPOLITWN / .PROC I.
Athena, in long double chiton, helmeted, stg. frontal, looking l., resting with raised r. hand
on spear and holding in l. hand shield set on narrow base
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. Shield on base not listed
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.4.2 (same die)
F+, green patina, partially metallic

It is possible, that it is No. 8.18.4.2 corr. The depicted coin is very worn.
JochenOct 19, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, X barbaric imitation, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018)8(?).18(?).48.- 2 viewsCaracalla(?), AD 198-217
AE 16, 1.67g, 15.86mm, 45°
obv. [...] - [...].P.AVG
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - PROC ICTR (L revers)
Hermes, nude, stg. l., holding in l. arm kerykeion and in extended r. hand purse, before
him the cock
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
ref. cf. No. 8.18.10.22 (for the type only)
probably unpublished
very rare

Usually the "barbaric" imitations from Nikopolis are from the time of the Severans. The obv. legend seems to be Latin because the end looks like AVG.
JochenOct 19, 2018
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EB0939 Ptolemy IV, Zeus / Eagle0 viewsPtolemy IV 221-205 BC, AE 36.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, star between legs.
References: Cf. Svoronos 1149.
Diameter: 36mm, Weight: 45.13g.
EBOct 19, 2018
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EB0938 Cleopatra I / Eagle1 viewsPtolemy V 204-180 BC, AE 26.
Obverse: Head of Cleopatra I as Isis right.
Reverse: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; monogram (Omega/Sigma ?) at left.
References: Svoronos 1233 sim.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 15.86g.
Ex: Malter Auction II, lot 184.
EBOct 19, 2018
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EB0937 Cleopatra VII / Eagle 3 viewsCleopatra VII, Alexandreia mint, 51-30 BC.
Obverse: Diademed & draped bust right.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, cornucopiae in left field, M (denomination=40) in right field.
References: Svoronos 1872, SNG Cop 422.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 8.2g.
Ex: Numismatic Art and Ancient Coins
1 commentsEBOct 19, 2018
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Sultan Suleyman II 0 viewsOttoman Empire 625 AD ( 1100 AH ) JohnnyOct 19, 2018
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EB0936 Ptolemy VI and VIII, Zeus / Eagle0 viewsPtolemy VI and VIII, AE 29.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus Ammon.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, two eagles standing left, side-by-side, on thunderbolt, wings closed; double-cornucopiae in left field.
References: Cf. Svoronos 1424.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 23.77g.
EBOct 19, 2018
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EB0934 Ptolemy II, Zeus / Eagle1 viewsPtolemy II 285-247 BC, AE 38, Alexandria mint.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, cornucopiae at right shoulder, E between legs.
References: Cf. Svoronos 974.
Diameter: 38mm, Weight: 45.42g.
Note: The coin flip says Ptolemy II, but this looks very similar to EB0932, where the flip says Ptolemy III.
EBOct 19, 2018
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RIC 0842 Domitianus28 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG, Laureate head of Domitian, right
Rev : CA-PIT (across field) RESTIT (in exergue), Temple of Capitoline Jupiter with 4 columns enclosing figures of Juno, seated Jupiter and Minerva
AR/Cistophorus (27.56 mm 11.122 g 7h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 82 A.D.
RIC 842 (R), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted, RPC II 867
ex Numismatik Naumann GmbH Auction 70 Lot 462
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianusOct 19, 2018
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EB0933 Ptolemy III, Alexander / Eagle0 viewsPtolemy III 246-221 BC, AE 23, Alexandria mint.
Obverse: Bust of Alexander in elephants skin.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt.
References:
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 9.32g.
EBOct 19, 2018
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EB0932 Ptolemy III, Zeus / Eagle1 viewsPtolemy III 246-221 BC, AE 37 Hemidrachm, Alexandria mint.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, cornucopiae at right shoulder, E between legs.
References: Cf. SG 7815.
Diameter: 37.5mm, Weight: 43.52g.
EBOct 19, 2018
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EB0931 Alexander / Eagle0 viewsPtolemy III 246-221 BC, AE 25, Alexandria Mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander right, wearing elephant skin headdress, horn of Ammon and aegis.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOY BASILEOS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, E between legs.
References: Cf. Svoronos 977 (head left).
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 11.29g.
EBOct 19, 2018
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EB0930 Ptolemy II / Libya0 viewsPtolemy II, AE 22, 285-247 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Ptolomy I.
Reverse: Head of Libya, cornucopia in front.
References:
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 7.72g.
EBOct 19, 2018
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2 viewsJustin II, with Sophia. 565-578. Æ Half Follis (20mm, 6.62 g, 6h). Thessalonica mint. Dated RY 8 (572/3). Nimbate figures of Justin and Sophia seated facing on double throne, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter, respectively / Large K; cross above, date across field; TЄS. DOC 73; MIBE 70a; SB 366. Quant.GeekOct 19, 2018
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Valerian I Antoninianus1 viewsValerian I AR Antoninianus.Rome AD 255-256 ...2.93g
Obverse..IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right
Reverse..FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
RIC 87, Cohen 55; Sear 9936.
Paul R3Oct 19, 2018
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Postumus, Antoninianus,0 viewsPostumus, Antoninianus, 260-269, Trier, , Billon 21MM
Obverse- Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
Reverse- Serapis standing left, raising hand & holding sceptre; prow at his feet to left SERAPI COMITI AVG
RIC-329 Trier mint (AD 267)
Paul R3Oct 19, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus1 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus 23mm/4.28gr Toned..
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate draped bust right / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right leaning on club set on stone and holding lion skin
Rome mint: AD 241-243 (9th, 10th, and 11th Issues, 4th Officina) RIC 95, RSC 404
Paul R3Oct 19, 2018
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EB0929 Ptolemy II, Zeus / Eagle0 viewsPtolemy II, AE 27, 285-247 BC.
Obverse: Laureate Zeus right.
Reverse: Open-wing eagle left, 'SIGMA' over Shield to left.
References:
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 15.63g.
EBOct 19, 2018
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EB0928 Ptolemy IV / Eagle2 viewsPtolemy, AE 14, 222-204 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted bust of a beardless male right.
Reverse: BASILEWS PTOLEMAIOU, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, filleted cornucopiae in front.
References: (cornucopiae at shoulder) Svoronos 1155, SNGCop 235.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 2.16g.
EBOct 19, 2018
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EB0927 Augustus / Eagle2 viewsAugustus, AE 28 Drachmae of Roman Alexandria ca 30-28 BC.
Obverse: [ΘEOY YIOY ?], head right.
Reverse: [KAIΣAΡOΣ AYTOKΡATOΡOΣ ?], eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, cornucopiae to left, Π behind.
References: Emmett 1; S. 2738; Dattari 2; RPC 5001.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 19.49g.
EBOct 19, 2018
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EB0926 Augustus / Victory0 viewsAugustus AR Quinarius. Spain, Emerita mint, 25-23 BC.
Obverse: Bare head left, AVGVST behind.
Reverse: P CARISI LEG, Victory standing right, crowning trophy.
References: RIC 1b, RSC 387, BMC 295.
Diameter: 13.5mm, Weight: 1.4g.
EBOct 19, 2018
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EB0925 Cleopatra VII / Eagle14 viewsCleopatra VII, Alexandreia mint, 51-30 BC.
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right.
Reverse: BACIΛIC[CHC KΛEO]ΠATPAC, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopia to left, Π to right.
References: Svoronos 1871; Weiser 183; SNG Copenhagen 419–21; Noeske 380–2; BMC 4–5.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 20.64g.
Ex: Numismatic Art and Ancient Coins
3 commentsEBOct 19, 2018
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Mary I of Scotland (1542 - 1567 A.D.)14 viewsScotland
AR Bawbee
O: MARIA · D :G · REGINA · SCOTORV: A crowned thistle, 'M' to its left and 'R' to the right.
R: OPPIDVM · EDINBVRGI, Saltire behind a crown, flanked by a cinquefoil on each side.
Edinburgh mint
21mm
1.78g
SCBC 5432
3 commentsMatOct 18, 2018
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CALABRIA. Taras. Obol (Circa 280-228 BC).5 views9mm, 0.64g, 7h
Kantharos; five pellets around. R/ Kantharos; V to l., five pellets around.
Cf. Vlasto 1628; HN Italy 1076.
Toned, VF
1 commentsLeoOct 18, 2018
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (ca. 1230) Æ Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (CLBC-11.36.3)4 viewsObv: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: Obscure circular legend; Emperor with rounded beard, seated upon throne without back, wearing stemma, divitision, and collar-piece; holds in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left, anexikakia

Note that Marchev-Waachter only recorded one specimen in a private collection. Unfortunately, the obverse was not present, but it can be clearly seen here as a nimbate Virgin on a throne. Similar to the reference coin, the legends are obscure.
Quant.GeekOct 18, 2018
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EB0924 Ptolemy IV, Zeus / Eagle2 viewsPtolemy IV 221-205 BC, AE 31.
Obverse: Head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae tied with fillet before, monogram between legs.
References:
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 19.61g.
The coin flip says Ptolemy IV, but I'm not sure.
EBOct 18, 2018
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EB0923 Ptolemy III, Zeus / Eagle8 viewsPtolemy III, Euergetes (246 - 221 BC), AE 36, Hemidrachm.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae tied with fillet before, monogram between legs.
References: SNG Cop 173.
Diameter: 36mm, Weight: 30.96g.
1 commentsEBOct 18, 2018
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EB0922 Ptolemy VI, Zeus / Two Eagles1 viewsPtolemy VI 181-146 BC, AE 20 Diobol. Struck 180-176 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, two eagles standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae before.
References: Svoronos 1426, SNG Cop 315.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 8.76g.
EBOct 18, 2018
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EB0921 Ptolemy III, Zeus / Eagle1 viewsPtolemy III Euergetes 246-221 BC, Æ Dichalkon, Tripod Series, Uncertain mint in Asia Minor.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; to left, tripod.
References: Svoronos 793 (Ptolemy II–Ake-Ptolemaïs); Weiser 80-1 (Ptolemy III).
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 3.85g.
EBOct 18, 2018
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EB0920 Isis / Eagle2 viewsPtolemy V, AE 27, 204-181 BC.
Obverse: Wreathed head of Isis right.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open.
References: Svoronos 1234; SNG Copenhagen 247.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 16.8g.
EBOct 18, 2018
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EB0919 Ptolemy II, Zeus / Eagle2 viewsPtolemy II Philadelphos, AE 23, Tyre mint 285-247 BC.
Obverse: Head of Zeus Ammon right.
Reverse: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; club in left field.
References: SNGCop 495.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 10.61g.
EBOct 18, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Corn-ear and KA Series Sextans overstruck on Heiron II bronze3 viewsRome. The Republic.
Corn Ear and KA Series (211-208 BCE), overstruck on bronze of Hieron II (275-215 BCE)
AE Sextans (5.87g; 20mm).
Sicilian Mint.

Obverse: (overtype) Mercury head right, wearing petastos, two pellets above; (undertype) Poseidon head left.

Reverse: (overtype) Prow right, corn-ear above, IC before, ROMA below; (undertype) Trident; dolphin on either side; IEPѠNOΣ below

Overtype References: Crawford 69/6b; Sydenham 310d.
Undertype References: SNG Copenhagen (Sicily) 844-856
Overstrike References: Crawford Table XVIII, No. 65.

Provenance: Ex Forum Ancient Coins.

During the Second Punic War, Roman military mints often overstruck war booty bronzes into Roman types. Weights of the bronze undertypes were of little consequence since the coins were fiduciary anyway; thus we often see a wide-range of weights on these overstruck coins. Module was perhaps more important for visual differentiation. Sometimes, the overstrike is barely noticeable. Other times, the result is a clear melding of the devices of overtype and undertype, as on this coin. Here we clearly see Poseidon’s remaining profile from 6-9h on the obverse. The reverse shows signs of the trident base at 8h to the left of the prow. The Mercury/Prow overtype is remarkably crisp and complete. Crawford contains a table of known overstrikes in the Roman Republican series which includes the types combined on this coin.
CarausiusOct 18, 2018
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EB0918 Claudius II / Nike2 viewsClaudius II, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 = 270 AD.
Obverse: AYT K KLAYDIOC CEB, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: L-B to left and right of Nike alighting right, holding wreath and filleted palm.
References: (var of BMC 2321, Milne 4235; Dattari 5402; Geissen 3041; SNG Cop 843 (all with date in right field).)
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 8.9g.
EBOct 18, 2018
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EB0917 Maximianus / Nike1 viewsMaximianus, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 11 = 295-296.
Obverse: MAΞIMIANOC CEB, Laurate bust right.
Reverse: Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm-branch; in field, L-IA.
References: Dattari 5973.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 7.3g.
EBOct 18, 2018
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EB0916 Salonina / Dikaiosyne2 viewsSalonina wife of Gallienus, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 13 = 265-266.
Obverse: KOPNHΛIA CAΛωNЄINA CЄB, Draped bust right.
Reverse: Dikaiosyne with scales and cornucopia, palm frond to right; L/IΓ to left.
References: Dattari 5328.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 8.86g.
EBOct 18, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.08.10 cf.1 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 16, 2.97g, 16.27mm, 180°
obv. M AVR KAI - ANTWNNOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - PROC ICTR
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, chlamys over l.shoulder, stg. frontal, head l., resting with
raised l. hand on thyrsos and holding in extended r. hand bunch of grapes
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1495, pl. XVI, 28 (1 ex., Imhoof)
b) Varbanov 2951
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. cf. No. 8.18.8.10 (Dionysos with kantharos, Dionysos with grapes not listed!)
obv. e.g. 8.18.8.10 (same die)
rare, F, brown patina
JochenOct 17, 2018
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Crescent (Early), Denarius, Crawford 57/24 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 207 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Crescent above riders; in linear frame. “ROMA”.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.29 gm.
Reference: Crawford 57/2
Provenance: LHS Numismatik purchased 16-AUG-2006


Comments: Anonymous denarius with crescent symbol above dioscuri. A common characteristic of this issue is that the reverse horses have short legs. The reverse is off center so crescent symbol is somewhat obscured. The coin is otherwise EF.

This coin was part of the Ritter-Leu “S” hoard. For more on this hoard, see P. Debernardi and S. Brinkman “An Early Roman Republican Denarius Hoard”, Numismatic Chronicle, 2016.
1 commentsSteve B5Oct 17, 2018
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Ionia, Erythrae, (480-450 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, Imhoof KM 2, Eight-rayed star or flower, #136 viewsIonia, Erythrae, (480-450 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, Imhoof KM 2, Eight-rayed star or flower, #1
avers: Rosette or star or sun with 24 petals or rays.
reverse: Eight-rayed star or flower in incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 5,2 mm, weight: 0,26g, axes: h,
mint: Ionia, Erythrae, date: 480-450 B.C., ref: Klein 387var., Imhoof KM 2,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransOct 17, 2018
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Test Coin3 viewsThis is a test of my uploadingBlayne WOct 17, 2018
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Ionia, Miletos, (cc.350-250 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, Deppert-Lippitz 58 (V27/R33)(?), Lion standing left, star above, #135 viewsIonia, Miletos, (cc.350-250 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, Deppert-Lippitz 58 (V27/R33)(?), Lion standing left, star above, #1
avers: Laureate head of Apollo left.
reverse: Lion standing left, star above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0 mm, weight: 1,69g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Ionia, Miletos, date: cc.350-250 B.C., ref: Deppert-Lippitz 58 (V27/R33)(?).
Q-001
2 commentsquadransOct 17, 2018
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ANONYMOUS FOLLIS, CLASS A6 viewsAE FOLLIS 30.5mm max. 11.2 g
O: FACING BUST OF CHRIST PANTOCRATOR
R: + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Jesus Christ King of Kings)
(attributed to Basil II & Constantine VIII, c. 1023 - 1028 AD)
laneyOct 17, 2018
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(0218) ELAGABALUS & JULIA MAESA3 views218-222 AD (Antonius Seleucus, consular legate)
AE 29 mm, 11.25 g
O: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus right vis à vis draped bust of Julia Maesa left
R: Hera standing left, holding patera and scepter, E in right field
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis. cf. Mouchmov 688; Varbanov 1626
laneyOct 17, 2018
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EB0915 Gallienus / Eagle2 viewsGallienus, Billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, Year 15 = 267-268 AD.
Obverse: AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB, laureate cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LIE, eagle standing left, head right with wreath in its beak, palm branch in right field.
References: Milne 4145, BMC 2227, Emmett 3804, Dattari 5283, Geissen 2932.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 10.22g.
EBOct 17, 2018
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Egypt, Alexandria, Ptolemy II. Philadelphos, (281-246 B.C.), Svoronos 451, E, 3rd. Series, AE-20, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, #138 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, Ptolemy II. Philadelphos, (281-246 B.C.), Svoronos 451, E, 3rd. Series, AE-20, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, #1
avers: Head of Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress.
reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟY ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open, E monogram between legs.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0mm, weight: 6,58g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 265 B.C., ref: Svoronos 451, E, 3rd. Series,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransOct 17, 2018
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EB0914 Maximianus / Dikaiosyne0 viewsMaximianus Potin Tetradrachm of Alexandria, Year 1 = 286-287 AD.
Obverse: [A K MA OVA MAΞIMIANOC] CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LA at top left, Dikaiosyne standing left wearing chiton and peplos, holding scales and cornucopiae.
References: Milne 4922.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 6.35g.
EBOct 17, 2018
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER & JULIA MAESA3 views222-235 AD
(under governor Tiberius Julius Festus)
AE 26 mm max, 7.34 g
O: Confronted busts of Severus Alexander and Julia Mamaea
R: Hera standing head left holding patera and long scepter; E in left field
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis
laneyOct 17, 2018
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EB0913 Philip I / Eagle0 viewsPhilip I, Billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, Year 5 247-248 AD.
Obverse: A K M IOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC EV, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: L-E across fields, eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in its beak.
References: Datari 4936; Milne 3734.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 10.35g.
EBOct 17, 2018
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EB0912 Septimius Severus / Julia Domna0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AE 23.
Obverse: [possibly AVT KAI CЄΠT CЄOVHPOC], Laureate head of Septimius Severus right; countermarks to right.
Reverse: [possibly AYΓ ΔOMNA TYXH MHTPOΠO/ΛЄΩC], Bust of Julia Domna right within distyle temple.
References: Cf. Meyer 29; for c/m Cf. Howgego 126 and 806.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 10.56g.
EBOct 17, 2018
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Anchor - Denarius, Crawford 50/23 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 209-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; below to r., anchor; in linear frame “ROMA”.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.71 gm.
Reference: Crawford 50/2
Provenance: Gert Boersema. 31-JAN-2018


Comments: Anonymous denarius with anchor symbol (early variety with splayed visor)
VF.
Steve B5Oct 17, 2018
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EB0911 Serapis / Demeter0 viewsSicily, Katana, AE 22, Circa 1st Century BC.
Obverse: Janiform head of Serapis; three monograms around.
Reverse: KATA-NAI-ΩN, Demeter standing left, holding grain ear and torch.
References: SNG ANS 1302.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 9.37g.
EBOct 17, 2018
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EB0910 Saloninus / PRINC IVVENT0 viewsSaloninus, Antoninianus, Lugdunum 256 AD.
Obverse: SAL VALERIANVS CS, Bust of Saloninus, radiate, draped, right.
Reverse: PRINC IVVENT, Saloninus, in military attire, standing left, holding baton in right hand and spear in left hand; to right, one ensign.
References: RIC V Saloninus 10.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 2.12g.
EBOct 17, 2018
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EB0909 Hadrian / SALVS PVBLICA1 viewsHadrian 117-138, Dupondius, 119-121 AD.
Obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG [P M TR P COS III], radiate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
Reverse: SALVS PVBLICA S-C, Salus standing left with foot on globe, patera & rudder, foot on globe.
References: RIC 604a, Cohen 1358, BMC 1237.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 13.58g.
EBOct 17, 2018
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EB0908 Claudius: Hand holding scales0 viewsClaudius 41-54, quadrans, Rome 42 AD.
Obverse: [TI CLAVDIVS] CAESAR AVG, hand holding scales, PNR in field.
Reverse: PON M TR P IM[P PP COS II] around S C.
References: RIC 91, Cohen 73, BMC 181.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.74g.
EBOct 17, 2018
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EB0907 Vandals0 viewsObverse:
Reverse:
References:
Diameter: 8mm, Weight: 0.79g.
EBOct 17, 2018
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTINE I as CAESAR. Large AE Follis of Carthage. Struck A.D.3074 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES. Laureate head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: CONSERVATO-RES KART SVAE. Hexastyle temple within which is Carthage standing facing left holding fruits in both hands. In exergue, PKΔ.
Diameter: 25.15mm | Weight: 6.4gms
RIC VI : 61
2 comments*AlexOct 17, 2018
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Roman Empire, Constantine I as Augustus. AE3 of Constantinople. Struck A.D.327 - 3281 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Diademed head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Roma seated on shield facing left, holding Victory in her right hand and spear in her left; in left field, A; in exergue, CONS.
RIC VII : 23.
VERY RARE
*AlexOct 17, 2018
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Roman Empire, CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Constantinople. Struck A.D.327 - 3282 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Diademed head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS. Constantine standing facing, head right, holding spear in right hand and leaning on shield; in left field, S; in exergue, CONS.
RIC VII : 22
VERY RARE
*AlexOct 17, 2018
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RIC 905v6 views2 commentsvrtsprbOct 16, 2018
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RIC 877v3 views2 commentsvrtsprbOct 16, 2018
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RIC 864v2 viewsvrtsprbOct 16, 2018
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RIC -, close to RIC 8505 views2 commentsvrtsprbOct 16, 2018
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RIC 8104 views2 commentsvrtsprbOct 16, 2018
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RIC 7954 views1 commentsvrtsprbOct 16, 2018
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RIC 240v6 views1 commentsvrtsprbOct 16, 2018
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RIC 1612 viewsvrtsprbOct 16, 2018
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RIC 1062 viewsvrtsprbOct 16, 2018
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER6 views222 - 235 AD
AE 27mm max. 7.34 g
O: Laureate head right
R: [ ] MARKIANOPOLIT ; WN (ligate?) in lower left field. Homonoia standing right holding cornucopia and patera
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis

laneyOct 16, 2018
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Probus7 viewsAE-Abschlag
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right, seen from rear.
ORIENS AVGVSTI; Solt stg. holding globe and raising hand.
Ex: SIS
Siscia
RIC -- (RIC 590 for Aureus)
2 commentsJulianus of PannoniaOct 16, 2018
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EB0906 Roma / Victory0 viewsC Coelius Caldus Denarius. 104 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma left.
Reverse: Victory in biga left; CALD below horses, :F: in ex.
References: Syd. 582a.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 3.64g.
EBOct 16, 2018
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EB0905 Juno Sospita / Biga0 viewsL Procilius Serrate Denarius, 80 BC.
Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita right, SC behind.
Reverse: Juno Sospita in biga right, holding shield & hurling spear, snake below, L PROCILI F in ex.
References: Syd. 772, Cr379/2.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.94g.
EBOct 16, 2018
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EB0904 Athena / Bull3 viewsThurium, stater, ca 350 BC.
Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested helmet decorated with Skylla.
Reverse: ΘOYΡIΩN, bull butting right (on double exergual line); I above, [dolphin? in ex].
References: -.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 6.58g.
1 commentsEBOct 16, 2018
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EB0903 Nero Claudius Drusus / Claudius1 viewsNero Claudius Drusus, father of Claudius, AE Sestertius, Struck by Claudius, Rome mint 41-42 AD.
Obverse: NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP, bare head of Nero Drusus left; counterstamp NCAPR (possibly for Nero Ceasar Augustus Populi Romani).
Reverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Claudius, togate, seated left on curule chair, holding branch; arms lying around; SC in ex.
References: RIC I 93 [Claudius], Cohen 8, BMC 157.
Diameter: 36mm, Weight: 24.03g.
EBOct 16, 2018
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Struck 1553 - 1554, Mary I Tudor (1553 - 1558), AR Groat minted at London, England1 viewsObverse: MARIA D G ANG FRA Z HIB REGI. Crowned bust of Mary I, wearing pearl necklace with pendant, facing left. Mintmark in legend after MARIA, pomegranate.
Reverse: VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA. Long cross fourchée over quartered royal arms. Mintmark in legend after VERITAS, pomegranate.
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 1.7gms | Die Axis: 10
SPINK: 2492

Although this coin is undated, Mary married Philip of Spain on the 25th of July, 1554 and thereafter his name appears along with Mary's in the inscriptions on the coinage. Since Mary only came to the throne on 1st October, 1553 and Philip's name is absent on this coin it must have been struck within the ten months between those two dates.

This coin has had a hard life, it lay in a field in Essex for centuries before it was found this year (2018) by a metal detectorist. The coin is not very worn but it has been straightened and it is heavily stained.

*AlexOct 16, 2018
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Struck 1551 - 1553, EDWARD VI (1547 - 1553), AR Shilling minted at London, England16 viewsObverse: EDWARD:VI:D:G:AGL:FRA:Z:HIB:REX•Y: Crowned facing bust of Edward VI head turned slightly to left. Tudor rose to left of bust and XII to right; mintmark Y, in legend after REX above.
Reverse: POSVI DEV:ADIVTORE:MEVM:Y. Square topped shield, bearing the arms of England and France, quartered by long cross fourchee; mintmark Y, in legend after MEVM.
Diameter: 33mm | Weight: 5.8gms | Die Axis: 2 | Holed
SPINK: 2482

In 1551 Edward VI issued a new fine silver coinage, his previous silver issues having been very debased. The sixpence denomination was first introduced at this time. It was similar to the new shilling above in having a facing portrait of the king with a tudor rose to the left, but the denomination value to the right of the King's portrait was VI on the sixpence instead of the XII seen on the shilling.
3 comments*AlexOct 16, 2018
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Tacitus11 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M CL TACITVS PF AVG GER; Radiate and cuirassed half lenght bust to left, holding victory on globe.
PROVIDE AVG; Providentia stg. left, holding globe and transversal scepter.
Ex: Q
Ticinum
RIC -; RIC temp #3438
2 commentsJulianus of PannoniaOct 16, 2018
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EB0902 Domitian / Jupiter2 viewsDomitian, AE Sestertius, 85 AD.
Obverse: IMP CAES [DOMIT AV]G GERM COS XI C[ENS PER P P], laureate head right.
Reverse: IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and sceptre; SC in ex.
References: RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) 398.
Diameter: 34mm, Weight: 26.34g.
EBOct 16, 2018
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EB0901 Unknown with countermarks5 viewsObverse: Unknown with countermarks.
Reverse:
References: -.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 10.632g.
EBOct 16, 2018
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Domitian RIC 1536 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 15 (R2). BMC - . RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: P P COS VII DES VIII; Seat, draped; above, semicircular frame decorated with corn ears
Ex Savoca Blue 10, 30 September 2018, lot 1212.

The rapidity in which Domitian's first denarius issues of 81 came one after another hint that he was in a great hurry to strike coins as Augustus after Titus' death in mid September 81 AD, presumably for a legionary donative. Dio records that Domitian hastened to the praetorian camp to 'receive the title and authority of the emperor' and promised the soldiers the same bounty Titus had provided. The Roman mint immediately began striking coins for the new emperor. This denarius was struck before Domitian had been awarded the power of the tribunate (TR P). Perhaps it may have taken a few days for the Senate to award the power of the tribunate to Domitian because they had assembled at the small town of Reate where Titus had died and needed to be in Rome in order to vote him the right. Although this Group 2 denarius is not part of Domitian's first RIC issue, it is very likely to have been struck within the first few weeks of him assuming the purple. RIC notes the chronology is not precise with these issues from 81 and they are grouped only for 'convenience'. Judging by the rarity of the Group 2 denarii they could not have been struck for any great length of time.

The type of draped seat with semi circular frame is a carry-over 'pulvinaria' type from Titus, possibly originally struck in connection with the Colosseum's opening games' religious ceremonies. Domitian's 'pulvinaria' coins are a stop-gap issue struck until proper reverse types were designed for the new reign in early 82 when the mint and coinage were overhauled.

Good early style portrait, unsurprisingly reminiscent of those struck for him as Caesar under Titus.
4 commentsDavid AthertonOct 16, 2018
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Otho: 69 AD "The Year of the Four Emperors"4 viewsÆ23; Antioch, Seleukis & Pieria. Struck AD 69.
Obv.: laureate head facing right; IMP M OTHO CAE AVG around
Rev.: Large SC with dot above, within laurel wreath
RPC 4321
8.58 grams
23.5 mm
cmcdon0923Oct 16, 2018
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Vespasian AR denarius34 viewsVespasian (69-79). AR Denarius
(18.5mm, 2.77g, 6h).
Ephesus? , c. AD 76.
Obv: Laureate head r.
Rev: Pegasus stepping r.
RIC II 1473; RSC 114a; RPC II 1451.
Rare, Good Fine
St Paul Antiquities Auction 18 Lot 347 October 13, 2018
7 commentsorfewOct 16, 2018
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hj6.28.36.06var1 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIAMAICA AVΓ., laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia. E in left field below patera.
25 mm, 11.66 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.36.6 variant (obverse legend)
Charles MOct 16, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP. ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ. IOVΛIA. MAICA AVΓO laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛE-V KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding scales and cornucopia, wheel at feet left, E in right field.
27 mm, 13.04 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.35.2 variant (obverse and reverse legends)
Charles MOct 16, 2018
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hj6.28.22.011 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA [AVΓ], laureate draped cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛI →T E (ΩN), Serpent with many elaborate coils, head raised right.
24 mm 10.10 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.22.1
Charles MOct 16, 2018
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Titus / Bearded Captive20 viewsTitus AR Denarius. Rome mint, AD 79. 3.1g, 18mm.
O: IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right
R: TR POT VIII COS VII, bearded captive, wearing trousers and cape, kneeling right at base of trophy.
- RIC 1; RSC 334a; BMCRE 1.

Only two specimens in the Reka Devnia Hoard, not in the Paris collection or Cohen. An attractively toned issue dated to the first week of Titus' reign, between Vespasian's death on 23 June 79 AD and the beginning of Titus' ninth tribunician year on 1 July. The reverse type was carried on from Titus' last issue as Caesar, see http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-89575
5 commentsNemonaterOct 16, 2018
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Carausius6 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS CARAVSI AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to left, holding spear and shield.
PAX AVG; Pax stg. left holding sceptre and branch; F O in fields
Ex: ML
Londinium
RIC 116
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaOct 15, 2018
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Constantine 8.08.0291 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS AVG
(R .laur, cuir)
Rev SOLI INVICTO COMITI
(Sol raising right hand, holding up globe with left, spread chlamys)
T |F
PLN in ex
London
Not in RIC CT 8.08.029 (RR)
(All coins of Constantine with a T F bronze mark and spread chlamys are rare. RIC VII 100 has a CONSTANTINVS AVG legend and a draped cuirassed bust. Although the obverse of this coin is worn, it is clear enough to be identified as a cuirassed bust, which is not in RIC)
NoviomagusOct 15, 2018
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Lokris Opuntii (Circa 369-338 BC)6 viewsAR Triobol

16 mm, 2.61 g

Obverse: Wreathed head of Persephone right

Reverse: [O]ΠONTIΩN; Ajax, nude but for crested Corinthian helmet, advancing right, holding sword in right hand, shield decorated with serpent on left arm; kantharos below.

BCD Lokris 99; SNG Copenhagen 50

Opuntian Lokris consisted of a narrow slip upon the eastern coast of central Greece, from the pass of Thermopylae to the mouth of the river Cephissus. In the Persian War the Opuntian Lokrians fought with Leonidas at the Battle of Thermopylae, and also sent seven ships to the Greek fleet. The Lokrians fought on the side of Sparta in the Peloponnesian War.

Ajax of Lokris (or Ajax 'the Lesser'), depicted on this coin’s reverse, supposedly led a fleet of forty ships from Lokris Opuntii against Troy in the Greeks' great war on that city. At Troy's fall, he was alleged by Odysseus to have violated a sanctuary of Athena by ravishing Cassandra, who had sought refuge there. He thus brought down the wrath of Athena upon himself and his countrymen: Ajax himself was wrecked and killed in a storm as he made his way home from the war, and the rest of the Opuntians reached home only with great difficulty. Nevertheless, they annually honoured their former leader by launching a ship fitted with black sails and laden with gifts, which they then set alight, and whenever the Lokrian army drew up for battle, one place was always left open for Ajax, whose spirit they believed would stand and fight with them.
2 commentsNathan POct 15, 2018
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Constantine 5.04.0121 viewsConstantine
Obv IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
(R.laur.cuir)
Rev PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS
(Prince holding a standard in each hand)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VI 112 CT 5.04.012 (R)
NoviomagusOct 15, 2018
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Licinius 8.02.005a0 viewsLicinius
Obv IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
(R. laur. cuir)
Rev GENIO POP ROM
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
| F
PLN in ex
London
RIC VII 3 CT 8.02.005 (var)
This coin is a very common type. However, a footnote in CT adds, "Lord Stewartby has a variety of this type with the S of the mintmark omitted." This is another example.
NoviomagusOct 15, 2018
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severus 4.02.0142 viewsObv SEVERUS NOBILISSIMVS CAESAR
(R. laur. dr. cuir)
Rev GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
(Genius stg l holding patera and cornucopiae)
No mint mark
London
RIC VI 58a CT 4.02.014 (S)
c. 305 - 306 AD
(The length of the obverse legend explains why it was quickly shortened to NOBILISSIMVS CAES and NOBILIS C.)
NoviomagusOct 15, 2018
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Severus Alexander - AS Sestertius - Jupiter standing - o1 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Severus Alexander (222 - 235 AD)
Bronze Sestertius. 19.9 grams.

obv: " IMP SEV ALEXANDER AUG " - Laureate bust of Emperor right.

rev: " IOVI CONSERVATORI " - Jupiter standing holding sceptre and thunderbolt, Emperor to left. "S C "in either field.
rexesqOct 15, 2018
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Nerva - AE As - Handshake - o0 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Nerva (96 - 98 AD)
Bronze As. 11.5 grams.

obv: " IMP NERVA CAES AUG... " - Laureate bust of Emperor right.
rev: " CONCORDIA EXERCITUUM " - Handshake. "S C" below.
rexesqOct 15, 2018
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Nerva - AE As - Handshake - r0 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Nerva (96 - 98 AD)
Bronze As. 11.5 grams.

obv: " IMP NERVA CAES AUG... " - Laureate bust of Emperor right.
rev: " CONCORDIA EXERCITUUM " - Handshake. "S C" below.
rexesqOct 15, 2018
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Severus Alexander - AS Sestertius - Jupiter standing - r2 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Severus Alexander (222 - 235 AD)
Bronze Sestertius. 19.9 grams.

obv: " IMP SEV ALEXANDER AUG " - Laureate bust of Emperor right.

rev: " IOVI CONSERVATORI " - Jupiter standing holding sceptre and thunderbolt, Emperor to left. "S C "in either field.
rexesqOct 15, 2018
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANS, AE2 of ANTIOCH. Struck A.D.348 - 35010 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans holding globe facing left.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier advancing right, dragging small barbarian from hut beneath tree; in exergue, ANΔ.
RIC VIII : 126
5 comments*AlexOct 15, 2018
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS. Commemorative AE Antoninianus of Cyzicus. Struck A.D.270 - 271, probably under Aurelian0 viewsObverse: DIVO CLAVDIO. Radiate head of Claudius II Gothicus facing right, three pellets below.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO. Ustrinum or pyre of three storeys, arch in lowest storey, uppermost storey flanked by two statues, flames (or perhaps an eagle) rising from summit.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.9gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V : 267
RARE
*AlexOct 15, 2018
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ROMAN EMPIRE, City Commemorative, POP ROMANUS, AE4 of Constantinople. Struck A.D.341 - 346 under Constantius II1 viewsObverse: POP ROMANVS. Laureate and draped bust of the Genius of the Roman people facing left, cornucopiae over left shoulder.
Reverse: No legend. Star with CONSB below, all within wreath.
RIC VIII : 22
*AlexOct 15, 2018
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Roman Empire, CARINUS as Caesar. AE Antoninianus of Rome. Struck A.D.282 - 2830 viewsObverse: M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carinus facing right.
Reverse: PIETAS AVGG. Sacrificial/pontifical implements; in exergue, KAZ.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.3gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V ii : 156
*AlexOct 15, 2018
nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2018)8_14_47_28(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.47.28 (rev. only)1 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 3.13g, 18.31mm, 15°
obv. AV K L C - CEVHROC
Laureare head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICTRO
Torch, entwined by snake, head r.
ref. a) nicht in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.47.28 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.52.14 (same die)
F+, brown patina
JochenOct 15, 2018
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Roman Empire, AURELIAN. Silvered AE Antoninianus of Mediolanum. Struck A.D.272 - 2731 viewsObverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right.
Reverse: RESTITVT ORIENTIS. Female figure standing facing right presenting wreath to Aurelian who is standing facing left and holding sceptre; in exergue, S.
RIC V i : 140.

Struck after the defeat of Vabalathus and Queen Zenobia this coin commemorates the re-absorption of the Palmyran territories into the Roman Empire.
1 comments*AlexOct 15, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.01.09 cf.0 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28, 10.32g, 28.36mm, 225°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. [A]V K.M.AVR. - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP OOV TERTVLLOV NIKOPO / PROC IC
Zeus, bearded, in himation, enthroned l.,, resting with raised l. hand on long sceptre and
holding in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1516 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
cf. Nr. 8.18.1.9, but rev. legend like Nr. 8.18.1.17
About VF, dark green patina
JochenOct 15, 2018
Aurelian_oriens_aug_sol_captive.JPG
Roman Empire, AURELIAN. Silvered Antoninianus of Mediolanum or Ticinum. Struck A.D.271 - 2750 viewsObverse: AVRELIANVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right.
Reverse: ORIENS AVG. Sol standing facing left, right hand raised, left hand holding globe; at foot left, seated captive facing left; in exergue, S.
RIC V i : 135. (Post Reform Issue)
*AlexOct 15, 2018
Antoninus_Pius_Divus_Eagle~0.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.161 under Marcus Aurelius0 viewsObverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS. Bare headed and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle standing facing right, head left, on garlanded altar.
RIC III : 431
*AlexOct 15, 2018
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Anonimo, Vittoriato (dopo il 211 a.C.)2 viewsDenario "vittoriato", post 211 a.C., Roma
AR, 3,24 gr, 17 mm, qBB
D/ Testa laureata di Giove.
R/ ROMA (esergo); una Vittoria che incorona un trofeo.
Cr. 44/1
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 15 ottobre 2018, numero catalogo 392), ex collezione Vanni, Tinia Numismatica (Follonica, Italia, fino al 15 ottobre 2018)
paoloOct 15, 2018
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132 - Probus - RIC 128 - Bust Type F (Lugdunum) (C, retrograde in left field) 1 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS • P • F • AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SPES AVG, Spes standing left, holding flower and raising robe
Minted in Lugdunum (C, retrograde in left field) Emission 9, Officina 3. January to August A.D. 282
Reference:– Cohen 700. Bastien 407. RIC 128 Bust type F

Weight 4.45g. 23.61mm. 0 degrees
maridvnvmOct 15, 2018
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Vetranio (350 AD) AE3, Siscia mint1 viewsRoman Imperial, Vetranio (350 AD) AE3, Siscia mint

Obverse: DN VETRA-NIO PF AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Vetranio standing facing, head left, holding Chi-Rho labarum and transverse spear in left arm; Mintmark: ΔSIS.

Reference: RIC VIII Siscia 294; LRBC 1180; Sear RCV 18907
Gil-galadOct 15, 2018
RI_132ye_img.jpg
132 - Probus - RIC 084 var - Bust Type F (Lugdunum) (IIII)10 viewsAntonianus
Obv:– IMP C PROBVS • P • F • AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARS VICTOR, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy
Minted in Lugdunum (//IIII) Emission 6, Officina 4. A.D. 278 - A.D. 279
Reference:– Cohen 334. Bastien –. Bastien Suppl. II 294B (this example). RIC 84 Bust Type F var (officina)

Paul Francis Jacquier - Auction 45 (2018) - Lot 1374
ex-Philippe Gysen Collection
Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 21 (1998), Lot 557

The only known example from this officina.
3 commentsmaridvnvmOct 14, 2018
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Probus12 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding pugio in right hand.
CONCORD MILIT; Emperor standing right, clasping hand of Concordia.
Ex: XXIQ
Siscia
RIC 650var.
3 commentsJulianus of PannoniaOct 14, 2018
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Probus11 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right, holding club and shield.
CONCORDIA MILIT; Emperor and Concordia clasping hands; S in center Field.
Ex: XXI
Siscia
RIC 650var.
3 commentsJulianus of PannoniaOct 14, 2018
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Aksumite Empire: Armah (ca. 630-650) AR Unit (Hahn, Aksumite 71.2; Munro-Hay Type 151; BMC Axum 566)3 viewsObv: ነገሠ አረመሐ (neguš ’ArmaH; King Armah); Crowned bust of Armah facing right, holding cruciform scepter; cross-tipped grain ear to left
Rev: ሠሀለ ወሰለመ (šáhl wa-salám; Mercy and Peace); Church façade
Quant.GeekOct 14, 2018
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2 viewsQuant.GeekOct 14, 2018
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (ca. 1215-1240) Æ Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2044; DOC IV Type A, B.30; Grierson 1267; CLBC 11.3.1.A)9 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless head of Christ on breast
Rev: Circular legend ΜΑΝO-ΗΛЄCΠ or similar; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and chlamys; holds in right hand labarum on long shaft, and in left, anexikakia
Quant.GeekOct 14, 2018
CLBC-11_22_3.jpg
Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1204-1261) Æ Small Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2054; Bendall pl 9.39-40; CLBC 11.22.3; Lianta 99)4 viewsObv: Cross on base; IC in upper quarters, NK in lower quarters
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, short military tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand holds globus cruciger
Quant.GeekOct 14, 2018
Antoninus_Pius_Divus_statue~0.JPG
Roman Empire, ANTONINUS PIUS. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.161 - 164 under Marcus Aurelius2 viewsObverse: DIVVS ANTONIN'S. Bare head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: DIVO PIO. Seated statue of Antoninus Pius holding branch and sceptre, facing left.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.2gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC III : 442 | VM : 137/1 | Sear : 5194
1 comments*AlexOct 14, 2018
Antoninus_Pius_Divus_altar.JPG
Roman Empire, ANTONINUS PIUS. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.161 - 164 under Marcus Aurelius.1 viewsObverse: DIVVS ANTONINVS. Bare head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: DIVO PIO. Altar-enclosure, with double panelled door and horns visible above.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.1gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC III : 441 | VM : 137/3 | Sear : 5196
*AlexOct 14, 2018
109_Aurelianus_(270-275_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3056,_D-,_Alexdr_Vaballathus-l_,L-_#916;_Q-001_0h_21,5mm_10,28g-s.jpg
106p Aurelianus/Vaballathus (270-275 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3056, D-, -/LA//--, L/Δ//--, Vaballathus bust left, #161 views106p Aurelianus/Vaballathus (270-275 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3056, D-, -/LA//--, L/Δ//--, Vaballathus bust left, #1
avers: A K Λ ΔOM AVPHΛIANOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, LA in left down.
reverse: I A C OVABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHN V AVT C P, Laureate and diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Vaballathus right, L-Δ across the field.
exergue: -/LA//--, L/Δ//--, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 10,28g, axes:0 h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 270-271 A.D., LA/ LΔ Year 1 for Aurelianus, and Year 4 for Vaballathus, ref: Geissen-3056, Dattari-, Kapmann-Ganschow-106.67-p334,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransOct 14, 2018
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THETFORD mint - pointed helmet type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer EDPINEE (= Ēadwine) 6 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT: EX A·GL·OR
Reverse: ✠ EDPINEE ON ÐEODF:
Ø = 19,50mm
Weight = 1,09 gram

Provenance:
•Ex SPINK (UK) Auction 18006, lot 1596, 25 September 2018
1 commentsRomaVictorOct 14, 2018
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Medieval, England, HENRY VIII (1509 - 1547), AR Half-groat struck 1526 - 1530 at York under Archbishop Thomas (Cardinal) Wolsey1 viewsObverse: HENRIC•VIII•D•G•R•AGL•Z•F•. Youthful profile crowned bust of Henry VIII facing right within circle of pellets. Mint-mark: Voided cross.
Reverse: CIVITAS EBORACI. Shield bearing coat-of-arms on cross fourchée; T - W in upper field divided by shield; galero (cardinal's hat) below.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 1.0gm | Die Axis: 8 | Dark, almost black, tone
SPINK: 2346

The T W on the reverse of this coin refers to Thomas Wolsey, known to posterity as Cardinal Wolsey, one of the most powerful figures at the court of Henry VIII. Although this coin is undated, the issue of Henry VIII's second coinage only began in 1526 and so, since Cardinal Wolsey died in 1530, it must have been struck between those two dates.
*AlexOct 14, 2018
1248_-_1250_HENRY_III_AR_Penny.JPG
Medieval, England, Henry III (1216 – 1272), AR Penny struck 1248 - 1250 at London3 viewsObverse: HENRICVS REX : III. Crowned bust of Henry III facing within circle of pellets. Mintmark: Six pointed star.
Reverse: NICOLE ON LVND. Voided long cross dividing legend into quarters, trefoil in each quarter of inner circle. Moneyer, Nicholas.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 1.3gms | Die Axis: 6
SPINK: 1363
*AlexOct 14, 2018
104_Claudius_II__Gothicus,_Alexandria,_Potin,_Tetradrachm,_Nike,_Milne_4235_,_year-2,_269_AD__Q-001,_h,_20mm,_10,76g-s~0.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, 104 Claudius-II. Gothicus (268-270 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3041, D-5402, -/LB//--, Nike advancing right, #145 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 104 Claudius-II. Gothicus (268-270 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3041, D-5402, -/LB//--, Nike advancing right, #1
avers: AVT K KΛAVΔIOC CEB, Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm, year LB in right field.
exergue: -/LB//--, diameter: 20,0mm, weight: 10,76g, axes: h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 269-270 A.D., Year 2. LB., ref: Milne 4235, Giessen-3041, Dattari-5402, Kapmann-Ganschow-104.29-p-329,
Q-001
quadransOct 14, 2018
104_Claudius_II__Gothicus,_Alexandria,_Potin,_Tetradrachm,_Nike,_Milne_4235_,_year-2,_269_AD__Q-001,_h,_20mm,_10,76g-s.jpg
104p Claudius-II. Gothicus (268-270 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3041, D-5402, -/LB//--, Nike advancing right, #149 views104p Claudius-II. Gothicus (268-270 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3041, D-5402, -/LB//--, Nike advancing right, #1
avers: AVT K KΛAVΔIOC CEB, Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm, year LB in right field.
exergue: -/LB//--, diameter: 20,0mm, weight: 10,76g, axes: h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 269-270 A.D., Year 2. LB., ref: Milne 4235, Giessen-3041, Dattari-5402, Kapmann-Ganschow-104.29-p-329,
Q-001
quadransOct 14, 2018
Ptolemy_III_Euergetes,_Kyrene_mint,_Svoronos_871_(Ptolemy_II),_SNG_Cop__442-4_(Ptolemy_IV),_246-222_BC_,_Q-001,_h,_23mm,_9,08g-s_.jpg
Egypt, Ptolemy III. Euregetes, Kyrene mint, (247-46,222-20 BC.), AE-21, Sv-871, Head of Libya right, 62 viewsEgypt, Ptolemy III. Euregetes, Kyrene mint, (247-46,222-20 BC.), AE-21, Sv-871, Head of Libya right,
avers: Diademed head of Ptolemy I. right, wearing aegis.
reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟY, Head of Libya right, wearing tainia, cornucopia below the chin.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight:9,08g, axes: h,
mint: Egypt, Kyrene mint, date:247-222 B.C., ref: Svoronos 871 (Ptolemy II); SNG Copenhagen 442-4 (Ptolemy IV). ,
Q-001
quadransOct 14, 2018
EC-1.jpg
YORK mint - small flan type AR penny Edward the Confessor - moneyer IVGBTEL (=Iocetel)5 viewsObverse: ✠ EDPI RD RE
Reverse: ✠ IVGBTEL ON EOF
Ø = 14,50mm
Weight = 1,13 gram

Provenance:
•Privately purchased from Lloyd Bennet, september 2018
•Ex Spink Numismatic Circular, December 2001
•Ex Baldwins auction 18, October 1998
•Ex Dr. R.J. Eaglen collection
•Ex Sotheby's, March 1986, lot 295
RomaVictorOct 13, 2018
Postume_-_Dianae_Lucifere.jpg
4e Emission - 1er Phase - (266) - Trèves - DIANAE LVCIFERE1 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
DIANAE LVCIFERE
variante Lucifere au lieu de luciferae
EG 56
CUNETIO 2431
RIC 299
ELMER 397
AGK 12
de Witte 28
Cohen 34
PYLOct 13, 2018
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Gallien - VICT GERMANICA c0 viewsGALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
VICT GERMANICA
La Victoire allant vers la à droite sur un globe, tenant une couronne et un trophée. De chaque côté du globe, deux captifs dans l'attitude de la tristesse.
Cologne - 2e Émission - phase b - printemps 257
Variante mains dans le dos
PYLOct 13, 2018
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Salonin - PIETAS AVG0 viewsSALON VALERIANVS CAES
PIETAS AVG
instruments pontificaux
Trèves - 1ere Émission - automne 258
Bourdel 379
Göbl 914e
Eauze 1532
Elmer 69/107
PYLOct 13, 2018
025_Domitia,_Lydia,_Philadelphia,__SNG_Cop__378,__RPC_1340,_BMC-63_,Q-001_18mm,_5,61g-s~0.jpg
Lydia, Philadelphia, 025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), RPC 1340, AE-18, ΦIΛA/ΔЄΛ/ΦЄω/N, in wreath, 59 viewsLydia, Philadelphia, 025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), RPC 1340, AE-18, ΦIΛA/ΔЄΛ/ΦЄω/N, in wreath,
avers: ΔOMITIA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right.
reverse: ΦIΛA ΔЄΛ ΦЄω N, in four lines within laurel-wreath.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 5,61g, axis: h,
mint: Lydia, Philadelphia, date: 82-96 A.D., ref: SNG Cop. 378, RPC 1340, SNG von Aulock 3075, BMC 63,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransOct 13, 2018
025_Domitia,_Lydia,_Philadelphia,__SNG_Cop__378,__RPC_1340,_BMC-63_,Q-001_18mm,_5,61g-s.jpg
025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Philadelphia, RPC 1340, AE-18, ΦIΛA/ΔЄΛ/ΦЄω/N, in wreath, 74 views025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Philadelphia, RPC 1340, AE-18, ΦIΛA/ΔЄΛ/ΦЄω/N, in wreath,
avers: ΔOMITIA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right.
reverse: ΦIΛA ΔЄΛ ΦЄω N, in four lines within laurel-wreath.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 5,61g, axis: h,
mint: Lydia, Philadelphia, date: 82-96 A.D., ref: SNG Cop. 378, RPC 1340, SNG von Aulock 3075, BMC 63,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransOct 13, 2018
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Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles (cc. 317-289 B.C.), AE-22, SNG Ans 749, AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ BAΣIΛEOΣ, Winged thunderbolt, #274 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Agathokles (cc. 317-289 B.C.), AE-22, SNG Ans 749, AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ BAΣIΛEOΣ, Winged thunderbolt, #2
avers: ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ, Draped bust of Artemis Soteira right, quiver over shoulder.
reverse: ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ, Winged thunderbolt between legend.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22 mm, weight: 9,59, axes: h,
mint: Sicily, Syracuse, date: cc.317-289 B.C., ref: SNG Ans 749,
Q-002
4 commentsquadransOct 13, 2018
Campania,_Neapolis,_6,21g,_18mm_-s.jpg
Campania, Neapolis, (275-250 B.C.), AE-18 (Obol), SNG ANS 488var. (O behind), Man-headed bull left and flying Nike, #173 viewsCampania, Neapolis, (275-250 B.C.), AE-18 (Obol), SNG ANS 488var. (O behind), Man-headed bull left and flying Nike, #1
avers: Laureate head of Apollo left, O behind
reverse: Man-headed bull standing right, being crowned by Nike who flies above, IS in exergue.
exergue: -/-//IS, diameter:18,0mm, weight: 6,21g, axes: h,
mint: Campania, Neapolis, date: 275-250 B.C., ref: SNG ANS 488var. (O behind); Rutter, HN 589.
Q-001
2 commentsquadransOct 13, 2018
RIC_925-4-4,_112_Probus,_Unsp_East_,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_P_F_AVG_(C-A2),_RESTITVT_ORBIS,_D_XXI,_(Antioch),_4th_em_,_4th_off_,_281-AD,_Q-001,_6h,_20,0mm,_3,8g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925-4-4, 4th. Unspecified Oriental Mint, Bust:C(A2), Δ//XXI, RESTITVT ORBIS, Female and Emperor, #172 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925-4-4, 4th. Unspecified Oriental Mint, Bust:C(A2), Δ//XXI, RESTITVT ORBIS, Female and Emperor, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back. (C/A2),
reverse: RESTITVT ORBIS, Female standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
exergue: Δ//XXI, diameter: 20,0mm, weight: 3,80g, axis: 0h,
mint: 4th. Unspecified Eastern mint, date: 281 A.D., 4th. emiss., 4th., off., ref: RIC V-II 925-4-4, p-120,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransOct 13, 2018
Apulia_Arpi_AE-20_Zeus-right_Boar-right-spear_above_ARPANWN_SNG-Bud-V_-I-Part-I-520_p-104_3rd-Cent-BC-Q-002_-h_20mm_7,43g-s.jpg
Apulia, Arpi, (3rd.cent. B.C.), AE-20, SNG-Budapest Vol-I.Part-I. 520, APΠANΩN, boar right, spear above, #288 viewsApulia, Arpi, (3rd.cent. B.C.), AE-20, SNG-Budapest Vol-I.Part-I. 520, APΠANΩN, boar right, spear above, #2
avers: ΔAIOY, Laureate head of Zeus left, thunderbolt behind.
reverse: APΠANΩN, boar right, spear above.
exergue: -/-//APΠANΩN, diameter: 20,0mm, weight: 7,43g, axes: h,
mint: Apulia, Arpi, date: 3rd.cent. B.C., ref: SNG-Budapest Vol-I.Part-I. 520,p-104, SNGCop 603, SNG ANS 635ff., BMC 4,
Q-002
1 commentsquadransOct 13, 2018
Lucania,_Paestum,_17mm,_4,89g_-s.jpg
Lucania, Paestum, Second Punic War, (220-205 B.C.), AE-17, Triens, SNG ANS 737, ΠAIS to the right of cornucopiae, #180 viewsLucania, Paestum, Second Punic War, (220-205 B.C.), AE-17, Triens, SNG ANS 737, ΠAIS to the right of cornucopiae, #1
avers: Female head (or Dionysos?) right, wearing ivy-wreath; four dots behind.
reverse: ΠAIS to the right of cornucopiae, four dots to left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0mm, weight: 4,89g, axes: h,
mint: Lucania, Paestum, date: Second Punic War, 220-205 B.C., ref: SNG ANS 737, HN Italy 1191, Crawford, Paestum 6/1,
Q-001
quadransOct 13, 2018
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EB0899 Julian II / Bull4 viewsJulian II, AE 1, Arles 360-363 AD.
Obverse: DN FL CL IVLI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above, in right field an eagle standing right on wreath, head left, holding wreath in beak. Mintmark PCONST.
References: RIC VIII Arles 318.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 6.501g.
1 commentsEBOct 13, 2018
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EB0898 Magnentius / Christogram1 viewsMagnentius, AE 18, Lyons Lugdunum mint 353 AD.
Obverse: DN MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, large chi-rho flanked by A-W. Mintmark LPLG.
References: Cf. RIC VIII Lyons 154 (AE 25).
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 3.611g.
EBOct 13, 2018
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EB0897 Magnentius / Two Victories2 viewsMagnentius, AE 2, Arles 350-353 AD.
Obverse: D N MAGNENTIVS [P F AVG], bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind head.
Reverse: [VICTO]RIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVL (not MVLT) X; Epsilon over IS in lower centre. Mintmark PAR.
References: RIC VIII Arles 177; Sear 18822.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 4.424g.
EBOct 13, 2018
EB0896_scaled.JPG
EB0896 Magnentius / Two Victories1 viewsMagnentius 350-353, AE 21, Lyons 350 AD.
Obverse: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right, A to left.
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE(missing S), two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; SV below. Mintmark [RPLG].
References: RIC VIII Lyons 123; Sear 18819.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 5.021g.
EBOct 13, 2018
EB0895_scaled.JPG
EB0895 Magnentius / Two Victories2 viewsMagnentius 350-353, AE 22, Lyons 350 AD.
Obverse: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right, A to left.
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE(missing S), two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; SV below. Mintmark RPLG.
References: RIC VIII Lyons 123; Sear 18819.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 5.007g.
EBOct 13, 2018
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EB0894 Constantius II / Wreath1 viewsConstantius II, AE 4, Nicomedia.
Obverse: [D N CONSTAN]-TIVS [P F AVG] (or similar), pearl-diademed head right.
Reverse: [], VOT XX MVLT XXX in wreath, SMNS in ex.
References: -.
Diameter: 13.5mm, Weight: 1.642g.
EBOct 13, 2018
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EB0893 Constantius II / Wreath3 viewsConstantius II, AE 4, Antioch 347-348 AD.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed head right.
Reverse: VOT XX MVLT XXX in wreath, SMANAI in ex.
References: RIC VIII Antioch 113.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 1.503g.
EBOct 13, 2018
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EB0892 Constantius II / GLORIA EXERCITVS1 viewsConstantius II, AE 4, CYZICUS 337-341 AD.
Obverse: DN CONSTAN-TIVS AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers, each with spear and shield, standing to left and right of one standard with dot on banner. Mintmark SMKΔ.
References: Cf. RIC VIII Cyzicus 10 (PF AVG).
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 1.589g.
EBOct 13, 2018
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Elaea, Aeolis3 views450 - 400 B.C.
Silver Hemiobol
0.27 gm, 7 mm
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena left
Rev.: E-Λ-A-I, olive wreath within incuse square
Sear 4197;
[SNG von Aulock 7680; SNG Cop 164]
1 commentsJaimelaiOct 13, 2018
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LONDON mint - small flan type AR penny Edward the Confessor - moneyer GOLDSI (= Goldsige) 9 viewsObverse: ✠ EDPA RDE
Reverse: ✠ GOLDSI ON LVND:
Ø = 14mm
Weight = 1,08 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Stacks & Bowers August 2018 ANA auction, session H lot 23009
•Ex John Whitney Walter Collection
•Ex Bareford Collection of US & English coins, Stacks auction 22-23 October 1981
3 commentsRomaVictorOct 12, 2018
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Calabria, Taras, 272-240 BC, AR Nomos8 views6.47g, magistrate Aristokles, nude rider holding spear on horseback galloping right, rev. Taras riding dolphin left, holding trident, nymph's head in field (Vlasto 877), well centred on an irregular flan, otherwise attractively toned in recesses, very fine or better.1 commentsLeoOct 12, 2018
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EB0891 Constantius II / FEL TEMP5 viewsConstantius II 337-361, AE 3, Siscia 348-350 AD.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor holding labarum and phoenix, standing on galley piloted by Victory. Mintmark BSIS [symbol 2] (like a retrograde R).
References: RIC VIII Siscia 243.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.012g.
1 commentsEBOct 12, 2018
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Domitian RIC 144526 viewsDOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG
Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis.

AVG and mint mark EPE within oak wreath.

Ephesus 71 AD

3.28g

RIC 1445 (R). RPC 846.
7 commentsJay GT4Oct 12, 2018
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EB0890 Constantinopolis / Victory1 viewsCommemorative series AE3, Struck under Constantine I, 333-335.
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left.
Reverse: Victory standing left on prow, holding spear and resting on shield; Mintmark CONSZ[dot?].
References: Cf. RIC VII 63,79,86.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 2.479g.
EBOct 12, 2018
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EB0889 Constantius II / GLORIA EXERCITVS2 viewsConstantius II, AE Follis, Constantinople 330-333AD.
Obverse: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with two standards between them with o on banners; in exergue CONSΓ.
References: Cf. RIC VII Constantinople 61,75 or 82.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 2.625g.
EBOct 12, 2018
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Crispus AE follis. 324-325 AD.Sirmium RIC VII 491 views

Crispus AE follis.. 324-325 AD. FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate head right / ALEMANNIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, holding trophy and palm, treading upon bound captive on right. Mintmark dot SIRM dot. Cohen 1.
BritanikusOct 12, 2018
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Constantine II AE follis. Siscia. AD 320.0 viewsConstantine II AE follis. Siscia. AD 320. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped bust left, holding Victory on globe and mappa / VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X in two lines with two captives sitting at its base. S-F over HL (ligate) across fields. Mintmark Epsilon SIS star-in-crescent. RIC VII Siscia 133; Sear 17291.BritanikusOct 12, 2018
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Constantine II, AE follis. Cyzicus. AD 317-320 AD.2 viewsConstantine II, AE follis. Cyzicus. AD 317-320 AD. DN FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C, laureate and draped bust left, holding globe, sceptre and mappa / IOVI CONSER-VATORI CAESS, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Wreath in left field, officina letter Γ in right field. Mintmark SMK. RIC VII Cyzicus 12 . ΓBritanikusOct 12, 2018
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EB0888 Constantinopolis / Victory1 viewsCommemorative series AE Nummus, Struck under Constantine I, Cyzicus 332-333.
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, holding reversed spear.
Reverse: Victory standing left on prow, holding spear and resting on shield; •SMKA in exergue.
References: Cf. RIC VII Cyzicus 107.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 1.796g.
EBOct 12, 2018
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Constantinopolis Commemorative AE follis. 330-333 AD.1 viewsConstantinopolis Commemorative AE follis. 330-333 AD. CONSTANTINOPOLIS, helmeted bust left / Victory standing left, one foot of prow with sceptre and leaning on shield. Mintmark CONSZ.

VD
BritanikusOct 12, 2018
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Geta, as Augustus, Denarius. 210-212 AD.0 viewsGeta, as Augustus, Denarius. 210-212 AD. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / LIBERALITAS AVG V, Liberalitas standing, head left, with counting board & cornucopiae.
RIC 88 RSC 68.
Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 7247
BritanikusOct 12, 2018
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Diadumenian, as Caesar,Denarius fourrée1 viewsObverse: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES Bare headed and draped bust right.
Reverse: PRINC IVVENTVTIS . Diadumenian standing left holding
wand and sceptre, two standards to right .RIC 108 sear5 #7448

2.07gm.
BritanikusOct 12, 2018
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EB0887 Licinius I / Jupiter1 viewsLicinius I 308-324, AE 3, Antioch 317-320.
Obverse: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust left, mappa in left hand.
Reverse: IOVI CONS-[ERVATORI AVGG], Jupiter standing left chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe, leaning on sceptre, star left, B right. Mintmark ANT. Double-struck.
References: Cf. RIC VII 24v, also similar to RIC VII Cyzicus 9,B.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 2.157g.

EBOct 12, 2018
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City Commemoratives, AE follis. Siscia, AD 330-346.1 viewsCONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding sceptre / No legend. Victory standing facing, head left, right foot on prow, holding sceptre and resting hand on shield. Mintmark ASIS. RIC VII Siscia 224; Sear 16468. BritanikusOct 12, 2018
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Philip I AR Antoninianus, RIC 3, RSC 1241 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus, IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right / P M TR P III COS P P, Felicitas, standing left with caduceus & cornucopiae. RIC 3, RSC 124.

4.00grams
BritanikusOct 12, 2018
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Crusaders. Lordship of Sidon. Balian Grenier (1228-1240), Billon Denier6 viewsCrusaders. Lordship of Sidon. Balian Grenier (1228-1240), Billon Denier
17 mm , 0.75g
+ D· Є·N·I· Є·R· around cross pattée
+ · D· Є· S· Є· Є·T· Є·, Colonnaded building with cupola.
Metcalf 213-214; CCS 4; Sch V, 8
Rare
Metcalf (pg: 91) suggests that the building shown here was "perhaps a former mosque converted to use as a cathedral church."
Vladislav DOct 12, 2018
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City Commemorative AE3. VRBS ROMA Trier RIC VII 529 1 viewsCity Commemorative AE3. VRBS ROMA, bust of Roma left wearing plumed, visored and crested helmet and ornamental mantle.
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins, two stars above; double crescent on wolf's shoulder. Mintmark TRP dot. Sear 16487. Trier
RIC VII 529

3.41grams.
17.41mm.
BritanikusOct 11, 2018
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Maximinus I Thrax / P M TR P IIII13 viewsMaximinus I. AD 235-238. AR Denarius 2.55 g. Rome mint, 6th officina. 6th emission, December AD 237-April AD 238.
O: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: P M TR P IIII COS P P Maximinus standing left, raising hand and holding spear; two signa flanking.
- RIC IV 6; BMCRE 219; RSC 70.

Maximinus took his fourth tribunitian on December 10, 237. Although assassinated in April of the following year, he lost control of the Rome mint that January. This rare last issue of his reign was struck between December 237 and January 238.
2 commentsNemonaterOct 11, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 128-127 B.C2 viewsAE 16.44mm (Thickness 3.19mm), weight 3.96g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 132 below.
AradosOct 11, 2018
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Elagabalus Denarius, RIC 146, RSC 276, BMC 2321 viewsElagabalus Denarius. 221-222 AD. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, horned & draped bust right / SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing left, sacrificing from patera over lit tripod altar, holding branch, star in field left. RSC 276.
2.38g.
BritanikusOct 11, 2018
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Elagabalus. AD 218-222. AR Denarius Rare last issue.3 viewsElagabalus. AD 218-222. AR Denarius (3.08grams). Rome mint. Struck AD 222. Laureate and draped bust right / P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Elagabalus standing facing, head left, holding cypress branch and sacrificing with patera over lighted altar to left; star to left. RIC IV 53; Thirion 224; RSC 213. Rare last issue.


This coin type was issued in the final emission of coinage under Elagabalus, minted from January–March 222. During the previous year, a "horn" was added to Elagabalus' portrait, commonly believed to be a mark indicating divine status. The emperor's megalomania had grown to such proportions that such an unconventional symbol was directed to be added to his portrait. During this last issue, though, the "horn" disappeared from the coinage, and it is theorized that the public became so reviled by his acts that the controversial symbol was removed by mint officials. Such a scenario is unlikely, though, with the strict control exercised over the imperial mint; such an act would only have been possible shortly prior to his death but such conditions would probably preempt any new minting. It is more likely that the popular unrest provoked a sudden attempt by the regime to reform its image, one act of which would obviously be the removal of the horn. Such an act would also have been likely to occur shortly before Elagabalus' overthrow, which would support the relative rarity of these "hornless" issues.
BritanikusOct 11, 2018
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EB0886 Constantine I / VN-MR1 viewsConstantine I, posthumous commemorative, AE 4, 347-348.
Obverse: DV CONSTANTINVS P T AVGG, veiled head right.
Reverse: VN-MR to either side of Constantine, standing right, togate and veiled. [Mintmark ?].
References: Cf. RIC VIII Antioch 112.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 1.227g.
EBOct 11, 2018
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EB0885 Lucinius I / Jupiter2 viewsLucinius I 308-324, AE Follis, Antioch 313-314 AD.
Obverse: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and leaning on sceptre, eagle with wreath left, wreath over A over III in right field. Mintmark ANT.
References: RIC VII 8, A.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.532g.
EBOct 11, 2018
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EB0884 Constantine I / Quadriga1 viewsConstantine I 307-337, AE4, posthumous commemorative 337-340.
Obverse: DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG, Veiled bust draped and cuirassed right.
Reverse: Constantine driving quadriga right, hand of God reaching down to him, Mintmark: SMANA.
References: RIC VIII 39.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 1.637g.
EBOct 11, 2018
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EB0883 Constantine I / Wreath3 viewsConstantine I 307-337, AE Follis, Heraclea 324 AD.
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around VOT XX star in three lines within wreath. Mintmark SMHA.
References: RIC VII Heraclea 60, A.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.626g.
EBOct 11, 2018
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EB0882 Constantine I / BEATA TRANQVILLITAS3 viewsConstantine I 307-337, AE Follis.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate bust right, in trabea, holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
Reverse: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, altar inscribed VO-TIS-XX, three stars above. [Mintmark e.g. PTR dot].
References: Cf. RIC VII 342.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.204g.
EBOct 11, 2018
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EB0881 Constantine I / Sol2 viewsConstantine I 307-337, AE follis, Aquileia, circa 317 AD.
Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI, Sol standing half left, holding globe and raising right hand, chlamys across left shoulder, flying under left arm, A/X - F. Mintmark AQ.
References: Cf. RIC VII 4.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 2.909g.
EBOct 11, 2018
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The Year of the Six Emperors (And a Caesar) 22 viewsIn order from top left to right: Maximinus Thrax, murdered; Maximus Caesar, murdered; Gordian I suicide; Gordian II killed in battle; Pupienus, murdered; Balbinus, murdered; Gordian III, probably murdered but possibly died in battle. 4 commentsNemonaterOct 11, 2018
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STAMFORD mint - short cross type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer FARGRIM (= Fargrímr) 2 viewsObverse: ✠ CNV• •T REX∵
Reverse: ✠ FARGRIM ʘN I STAN
Ø = 18mm
Weight = 1,03 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Dix Noonan Webb, auction of 18th September 2018, lot 58
•Ex Collection of British Coins Formed by the Late Ray Inder
•Ex London Coins auction 154, lot 1650, September 2016
•Ex Lloyd Bennett, July 2016
•Ex Baldwin's Auctions Ltd auction 90, lot 1592, 24 September 2014
•Ex Baldwin's Auctions Ltd auction 37, lot 1043, 4 May 2004
RomaVictorOct 10, 2018
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YORK mint - pointed helmet type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer GODMAN (= Gōdmann) 2 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX AN
Reverse: ✠ GODMAN M-O EOF
Ø = 18,50mm
Weight = 1,03 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Dix Noonan Webb, auction of 18th September 2018, lot 56
•Ex Collection of British Coins Formed by the Late Ray Inder
RomaVictorOct 10, 2018
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Clodius Albinus (193 - 195 A.D.)20 viewsAR Denarius
O: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right.
R: MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing front, head left, holding a spear and leaning on a shield.
Rome Mint
3.21g
19mm
RIC 7, RSC 48, RCV 6144, BMC 98
6 commentsMatOct 10, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 135-134 B.C1 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 135-134 B.C

AE 16.49mm (Thickness 2.24mm), weight 2.94g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letters nun (N) & ayin (') above, Aradian era date 125 below.
AradosOct 10, 2018
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Struck 1305 - 1306, EDWARD I (1272 - 1307), AR Penny minted at London, England1 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".
*AlexOct 10, 2018
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Struck 1311 - 1316, EDWARD II (1307 - 1327), AR Penny minted at Durham, England1 viewsObverse: EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB +. Crowned and draped bust of Edward II facing within circle of pellets.
Reverse: CIVITAS DVNELM. Long cross (the upper limb of which is in the form of a bishop's crozier) dividing legend into quarters, trefoil in each quarter of inner circle.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 1.2gms | Die Axis: 7 | Rare
SPINK: 1469

Undated Penny, Class 11a, struck under Bishop Kellawe. Bishop Kellawe was enthroned as Bishop of Durham in 1311 and since he died in 1316 this coin must have been struck between those two dates. These coins are sometimes called “poker pennies” presumably because the shape of the crozier on the reverse is reminiscent of an iron fireside poker. It's an unfortunate nickname considering the reputed manner of the King's death.

Edward II
Edward II was crowned King of England when his father, Edward I, died in 1307. In 1308 he married Isabella, the daughter of King Philip IV of France, to try and resolve tensions between the two countries.
Edward II caused discontent among the barons by his close relationship with Piers Gaveston, who was arrogant with the power he had as Edward's favourite. In 1311 the barons pressured the King into agreeing to wide-ranging reforms and the newly empowered barons had Gaveston banished. Angered, Edward responded by revoking the reforms and recalling his favourite, but in 1312 a group of barons, led by the Earl of Lancaster, seized and executed Gaveston.
The war with Scotland was not going well either, the English forces were pushed back and in 1314 Edward was decisively defeated by the Scottish King, Robert the Bruce, at the Battle of Bannockburn. Edward was obliged to sign a truce which brought an end to almost thirty years of warfare between the two countries.
When this was followed by a widespread famine in England opposition to Edward II's reign grew until, in 1325, when Isabella was sent to France to negotiate a peace treaty she turned against Edward, allied herself with the exiled Roger Mortimer, and refused to return. In 1326, Mortimer and Isabella invaded England with a small army. Edward's regime collapsed and he fled into Wales, but he was soon captured and in January 1327 he was forced to relinquish his crown in favour of his fourteen-year-old son, Edward III. Edward II died in Berkeley Castle on 21 September the same year, reportedly gruesomely murdered on the orders of the new regime.

Bishop Kellawe, Bishop of Durham
Richard de Kellawe was sub-prior at St. Cuthbert's, Durham, and on the death of Antony Bek in 1311, Kellawe was chosen to replace him as Bishop of Durham by the monks. The palatinate of Durham was at this time in a deplorable condition owing to the Scottish wars, and in 1312 Kellawe even received a papal dispensation for not attending the council at Vienne in consideration of the state of his province. Troubles with the Scots continued after Bannockburn and the Palatinate was now so exhausted that it could not provide even for its own defence and Bishop Kellawe had to purchase peace with a levy of fifteen hundred men and a gift of one thousand marks.
On 10th October 1316, at Middleham, Bishop Kellawe died. He was buried in the chapter-house at Durham. His grandly adorned tomb was destroyed when the chapter house was demolished in 1796.
*AlexOct 10, 2018
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EB0880 Constantine I / Mars2 viewsConstantine I 307-337, AE Light Follis, Trier? 310-313 AD.
Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: MARTI CON-SERVATORI, Mars, helmeted, standing right, leaning on reversed spear and resting left hand on shield on ground. ?-F across fields. Mintmark ???.
References: Cf. RIC VI Trier 855.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 2.941g.
EBOct 10, 2018
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EB0879 Constantine I / BEATA TRANQVILLITAS4 viewsConstantine I 307-337, AE Follis, Trier 321-322 AD.
Obverse: CONSTA-NTINVS AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: BEATA TRA-NQVILLITAS, Altar inscribed VOT-IS-XX, surmounted by globe, three stars above. Mintmark [].
References: Cf. RIC VII 303,341.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 2.995g.
EBOct 10, 2018
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EB0878 Constantine I / Sol3 viewsConstantine I 307-337, AE Follis, Rome 313 AD.
Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys across left across left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand. R-F across fields, mintmark: RS.
References: RIC VII Rome 2.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.374g.
EBOct 10, 2018
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EB0877 Constantine I / Jupiter3 viewsConstantine I 307-337, AE Follis, Cyzicus mint 311-313.
Obverse: [F]L VAL CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys hanging from left shoulder, holding globe marked with lines of latitude and longitude, and leaning on sceptre, eagle with wreath left, Mintmark MKVA.
References: RIC VI 80.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 6.555g.
Note the missing F in the obverse legend. Dirty, worn die or engraver's error?
EBOct 10, 2018
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71-20 - OCTACILIA SEVERA (244 - 249 D.C.)4 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antiochia ad Orontem
AR Tetradracma 28,3 mm 11,91 gr. 1 hr.
Esposa de Filipo I y madre de Filipo II.

Anv: "MAP ΩTAKIΛ CЄOVHPAN CЄB" - Busto sobre una media luna, con diadema y vestido, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ΔHMAPX ЄΞ OVCIAC" , Águila estante de frente sobre una hoja de palma, viendo a izquierda, con una corona en su pico y sus alas desplegadas, "SC" en exergo.

Acuñada en 244 D.C.
Ceca: Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antiochia ad Orontem

Referencias: McAlee #1086; Prieur #325; BMC XX #540 Pag.216; Sear GICTV #4057 Pag.388
mdelvalleOct 09, 2018
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Otho AR Denarius45 viewsOtho, 69.
Denarius, Rome;
3.03 g.
Obv: Head r .IMP M OTHO CAESAR AUG TR P
Rev:Equitas stands l. with scales and scepter. PONT MAX
BMC 6; Coh. 9; RIC² 19.
Fine tone fine
Ex: The Jyrki Muona collection
auction Fritz Rudolf Künker 304, Osnabrück March 2018, No. 1073
auction Fritz Rudolf Künker 312, Osnabrück October 2018, No. 2822.
6 commentsorfewOct 09, 2018
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Denarius, Crawford 197/1a7 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: C. 157-156 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Victory in biga right, holding goad in right hand and reins in left; in linear frame, ROMA

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.99 gm.
Reference: Crawford 197/1a
Provenance: CNG 75

Comments: GEF with lovely light iridescent toning and considerable luster.
2 commentsSteve B5Oct 09, 2018
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Denarius, Crawford 164/1b3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: after 179-170 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.51 gm.
Reference: Crawford 164/1b
Provenance: Negrini Asta Publica December 16, 2011, Lot 163

Comments: The distinguishing characteristics of Crawford 164/1b include:
• Unusual waving style cape with three broad lines, unique to this sub-variety
• Extra horse’s tail
• Stars nearly in front of the heads of the Dioscuri
• Stars are four pointed “X”s
• Obverse displays very large triangular griffon tufts on the back of Roma's helmet

Quite scarce. Struck on a slightly oval flan, otherwise, GVF.
1 commentsSteve B5Oct 09, 2018
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Denarius, Crawford 164/1a2 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: after 179-170 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.28 gm.
Reference: Crawford 164/1a
Provenance: NAC 61, 5-OCT-2011, lot 716, Ex Sotheby’s Sale 4, December 1986, lot 34

Comments: The distinguishing characteristics of Crawford 164/1a include:
• Reverse stars are formed by a crescent and a line crossing forming an "X".
• Reverse near rider's cape is split into two trailing segments
• Reverse horses’ manes consist of small dots
• Obverse displays very large triangular griffon tufts

Style is similar to Cr. 165/1 – anchor series. Thought to be quite scarce at one time but many are now becoming available, though rarely in high grade. This coin is about VF.
Steve B5Oct 09, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 240-239 B.C1 viewsAE 17.06mm (Thickness 2.54mm), weight 3.36g, die axis = 6h (180 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots (Beveled flan).

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead fighting left with shield and spear, AP monogram above, border of dots (of the flan). Aradian era date 20.
AradosOct 09, 2018
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EB0876 Maximinus II / Genius4 viewsMaximinus II 309-313, AE Follis, Alexandria, 312 AD.
Obverse: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: GENIO-AVGVSTI, Genius standing left, modius on head, holding head of Serapis and cornucopiae, X-B across fields, crescent in upper left, Mintmark ALE.
References: Cf. RIC VI Alexandria 149b.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 5.116g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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EB0875 Maximinus II / Carthage4 viewsMaximinus II, AE Follis, Carthage 305-306 AD.
Obverse: GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, laureate head right.
Reverse: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART, Carthage standing left, holding fruits and corn-ears. I in left field. Mintmark Δ.
References: RIC VI Carthage 40b; Sear 14763.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 9.114g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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EB0874 Galerius / Africa6 viewsGalerius 305-311, AE Follis, Carthage circa 298 AD.
Obverse: MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, laureate head right.
Reverse: FELIX ADVENT AVGG N N, Africa standing facing, head left, in long drapery with elephant-skin headdress, holding standard and tusk, at feet to left, lion with captured bull, I to left. Mintmark PKΔ.
References: RIC VI Carthage 26b; Sear 14336.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 9.462g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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EB0873 Lead Tessera 4 viewsLead Tessera?
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 3.537g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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EB0872 Carausius / Pax5 viewsCarausius 287-293, AE Antoninianus, London AD 292.
Obverse: IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: PAX AVGGG, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and vertical sceptre. S-P across fields. Mintmark MLXXI.
References: RIC 141, rad,cuir.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 4.138g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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EB0871 Diocletian / Genius5 viewsDiocletian 284-305, AE Follis, Thessalonica 302-303 AD.
Obverse: IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: GENIO POPV-L-I ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, holding patera and cornucopiae, Γ in right field, Mintmark dot TS dot in exergue.
References: RIC VI Thessalonica 25a.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 10.251g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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EB0870 Diocletian / Genius4 viewsDiocletian 284-305, AE Follis, Nicomedia 294-295 AD.
Obverse: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: GENIO POPULI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae, SMNA in exergue.
References: RIC 29a.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 9.91g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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EB0869 Diocletian / Moneta3 viewsDiocletian 284-305, AE Follis, Rome 302-303 AD.
Obverse: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: SAC MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS N N, Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopiae. Mintmark R crescent P.
References: Cohen 434; RIC VI 109a.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 9.939g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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EB0868 Diocletian / Genius4 viewsDiocletian 284-305, AE Follis, Ticinum 296-297 AD.
Obverse: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae, star in left field. Mintmark PT.
References: RIC VI Ticinum 31a; Sear 12772.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 8.563g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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EB0867 Numerian / VIRTVS AVGGG3 viewsNumerian 283-284, Antoninianus, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGGG. Numerian standing right, receiving Victory from Carus standing left; star above, Z in lower centre. Mintmark XXI.
References: (Note: 27 variations of bust type and officina letters known). RIC V-2, 378; Sear 12225.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.946g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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Titus RIC-16830 viewsÆ Sestertius, 23.01g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 168 (C2). BMC 168.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l., with flower
Ex Felicitas-Perpetua, eBay, 23 September 2018.

Spes is a common reverse type under Vespasian, connected to future dynastic hope and harmony. It continued to be struck by Titus and can be viewed as his hope for the future with his chosen heir Domitian. As Mattingly put it: '...the recurring types of Spes suggests that Titus gave Domitian full due as heir to the throne.' Suetonious would have us believe this public fraternal affection was a sham and Domitian did everything he could to plot against Titus. Dio goes so far as to say Domitian hastened Titus death by having him packed in ice! All of this can be dismissed as nothing more than post Domitianic gossip intended to blacken Domitian's name. The Flavian historian Brian Jones speculates the brother's relationship was one of 'mutual indifference and ignorance' due to their age and personality differences. Regardless, as the numismatic evidence shows, Titus looked upon Domitian as his legitimate heir until his natural death in mid September 81.

The reverse is quite worn, but no matter, the portrait makes up for any of the reverse's deficiencies. A wonderful coin in hand!
3 commentsDavid AthertonOct 09, 2018
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Probus Antoninianus2 viewsProbus, 276-282. Mint Ticinum. Antoninianus, 2nd em. 276.
3.23 G
Obv: Imp C m AVR PROBVS p avg. Drap. Tank bust with STKR. In back view on the right. RV/IOVI conse –
Rev: IOVI CONSERVAT ,/VXXT. Emperor N. Standing right and receiving a globe from Jupiter, who stands on the left with Sceptre N. C-.
Ric 390..
Acquired in October 2003
From the Phillipe Gysen Collection
Pual Francis Jacquier Auction 45 Lot 1395 September 14, 2018
orfewOct 09, 2018
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EB0866 Numerian / Jupiter3 viewsNumerian 283-284, AE Antoninianus, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP NUMERIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
Reverse: IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter standing, head left, holding Victory, eagle at feet to left. Mintmark KAB.
References: Cohen 16; RIC V-2, 410; Sear 12246.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.156g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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EB0865 Carinus / PRINCIPI IVVENTVT3 viewsCarinus 283-285, Antoninianus, Rome, AD 282.
Obverse: M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Prince standing left holding standard and sceptre. Mintmark RЄ.
References: Cohen 103; RIC V-2, 158; Sear 12303.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.546g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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EB0864 Carus / Spes3 viewsCarus 282-283, Antoninianus, Ticinum Mint.
Obverse: IMP CARVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left with flower and raising robes. Mintmark SXXI.
References: RIC 82, Cohen 79; Sear 12180.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 3.985g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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EB0863 Carus / Victory from Jupiter4 viewsCarus 282-283, AE (possibly silvered) Antoninianus, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP CM AVR CARVS PF AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGGG, Carus standing right, receiving Victory from Jupiter, Carinus or Numerian, standing left. officina letter Z below. Mintmark XXI.
References: RIC 125, Z; Sear 12190.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 4.294g.
EBOct 09, 2018
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Unique Probus Antoninianus55 viewsPROBUS, 276-282. Mint Cyzicus.
Obv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev: CLEMENTIA TEMP emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving globe from Jupiter
3.82 g.
The only known example. Nice
Acquired in December 2016.
From the Phillipe Gysen Collection
Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 45 Lot 1721 September 14, 2018
2 commentsorfewOct 08, 2018
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M. Volteius Denarius - Hercules and the Erymanthian Boar (Crawf. 385/2)10 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 78 BC
3.87g

Obv: Head of young Hercules (R), wearing lion’s skin headdress

Rev: Erymanthian Boar charging right
VOLTEI•M•F in exergue

Bab. 2; BMC 3158; Crawf. 385/2; Syd. 775.

Künker Auction 312, Lot 2669

The monstrous, wild Erymanthian boar lived on Mount Erymanthos in Arcadia, a haunt of Artemis. For his fourth labour, Hercules was given the task to capture him and finally succeeded in doing so, by luring the animal into deep snow where it tired. He brought the boar alive to his client Eurystheus, who was so frightened he hid in a bronze wine jar.
1 commentsOptimo PrincipiOct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 868 VAR. BONO IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG (SIC!)5 views OBVERSE: BONO IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAB
WEIGHT 4.54g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22,5-23,5 mm
RIC 868 var. (unlisted with this obverse legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1338

Extremely rare and erroneous obverse legend (should be BONO ... PROBO and not PROBVS)

ONLY 2ND Specimen known to me (the other being CNG 225/553 (P.ZANCHI)); see also: P. Zanchi, Quelques nouveaux antoniniens de Serdica, Schweizer Münzblätter 30 (1980), 95-100, Fig. 8.)


Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Heidelberger Münzhandlung H. Grün, Auktion 20 (1997), ex Lot 1130
1 commentsBarnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 836 OFFICINA 32 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT 3.37 g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-21 mm
RIC 836
COLLECTION NO. 1339
NOTE: Shield decorated with Emperor on horse surrounded by soldiers

Extremely rare; Only 5th known specimen to me

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 868 VAR. H BUST 2 views OBVERSE: BONO IMP C M AVR PROBO INVICT AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H = radiate bust left in consular robe
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAB
WEIGHT 3.85g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21,5-22 mm
RIC
COLLECTION NO. 1346

VERY RARE BUST TYPE in combination with an extremely rare and desirable obverse legend!

ONLY 3RD SPECIMEN KNOWN TOME (THE OTHER BEING CNG 225/552 (P. ZANCHI) AND NUMISMATIC NAUMANN 24/616)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Aufhäuser 12 (1996), 742
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG / CONCORDIA MILITVM second example3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA MILITVM
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KA•Δ•
WEIGHT 3.86g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH 21-24 mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH CONCORDIA MILITVM REVERSE
COLLECTION NO. 1348

NOTE: extremely rare and unpublished reverse type for Serdica!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 862 VAR. H7 BUST OFFICINA 1 RRR 5 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H7 = Radiate bust right in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata) without scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•A•
WEIGHT 3.75g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22 mm
RIC 862 var. (unlisted with H7 bust)
COLLECTION NO. 1337
Note: very rare and desirable bust type !

ONLY SECOND SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING LANZ 114/720)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
1 commentsBarnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 861 VAR. H7 BUST OFFICINA 3 RRR 3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H7 = Radiate bust right in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata) without scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT 3.03g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 861 VAR. (H7 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1347
Note: very rare and desirable bust type !

THE ONLY SPECIMEN OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 888 VAR. PERPETVO IMP PROBO AVG2 views OBVERSE: PERPETVO IMP PROBO AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-ADV)
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAB
WEIGHT 4.34 g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21,5 - 24 mm
RIC: unlisted WITH THIS obverse legend for this REVERSE TYPE

COLLECTION NO. 1336

Only 4th specimen known to me (the other being: LANZ 154/488; ROMA NUMISMATICS e7/1205 AND VCOINS MARCANTICA)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 5/B (1992), 2214
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 837 VAR. Q OFFICINA2 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//Q
WEIGHT 3.09g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22,5 mm
RIC: 837 var. (unlisted with "Q" mintmark)
COLLECTION NO. 1330

Extremely rare coin struck during the brief 3rd emmission (without KA marks) - PHASE "B" (latin letters). Officina "Q" is however unlisted in existing literature.

ONLY 4TH SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING: BEASTCOINS = VAUCTIONS 217/119; GORNY&MOSCH 160/2480; SVETOZAREVO 1605)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 862 VAR. H2 BUST OFFICINA 4 EMMISSION 3.B1 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Q
WEIGHT 3.62g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22 mm
RIC: 862 var. (unlisted with "Q" mintmark)
COLLECTION NO. 1331

Extremely rare coin struck during the brief 3rd emmission (without KA marks) - PHASE "B" (latin letters). Officina "Q" is however unlisted in existing literature.

ONLY THIRD SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER TWO BEING IN PH. GYSEN COLLECTION)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 862 VAR. H2 BUST OFFICINA 1 EMMISSION 32 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//A
WEIGHT 3.37g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-22,5 mm
RIC: 862 var. (unlisted with "A" mintmark)
COLLECTION NO. 1332

NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED, VERY RARE AND BRIEF GREEK LETTER EMMISSION (without the KA mark) - PHASE "A" OF SERDICA'S 3rd EMMISSION

ONLY THIRD SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER TWO BEING IN PH. GYSEN AND GIANNI COLLECTIONS)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 837 VAR. OFFICINA DELTA 3 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Delta
WEIGHT 3.58g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22,5 mm
RIC: 837 VAR. (MINTMARK "Delta" UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1335

NOTE: EMPEROR ON HORSE + SOLDIERS ON SHIELD

THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED AND VERY RARE GREEK LETTER EMMISSION WHICH WAS STRUCK SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH PINK'S LATIN LETTER 3rd EMMISSION.

ONLY SECOND EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN Gianni collection)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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Denarius, Crawford 152/1c0 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: after 189-180 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.96 gm.
Reference: Crawford 152/1c
Provenance: NAC 61, 5-OCT-2011, lot 675, Ex CNG sale 46, The Goodman Collection lot 993

Comments: This anonymous sibling of the SX.Q series. Lovely old cabinet tone. EF.
Steve B5Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 861 VAR. H2 BUST OFFICINA 4 EMMISSION 32 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Delta
WEIGHT 3.87g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: 861 var. (unlisted with delta mintmark)
COLLECTION NO. 1334

NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED, VERY RARE AND BRIEF GREEK LETTER EMMISSION (without the KA mark) - PHASE "A" OF SERDICA'S 3rd EMMISSION

ONLY SECOND SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER ALSO BEING IN Ph. Gysen's collection)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 862 VAR. H2 BUST OFFICINA 4 EMMISSION 3 2 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Delta
WEIGHT 3.24g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 862 var. (unlisted with delta mintmark)
COLLECTION NO. 1333

NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF AN UNPUBLISHED, VERY RARE AND BRIEF GREEK LETTER EMMISSION (without the KA mark) - PHASE "A" OF SERDICA'S 3rd EMMISSION

ONLY SECOND SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER ALSO BEING IN Ph. Gysen's collection)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 855 VAR. BONO IMP C PROBO P F AVG2 views OBVERSE: BONO IMP C PROBO P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KAB
WEIGHT 4.39g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22 mm
RIC: unlisted WITH THIS obverse legend for this REVERSE TYPE
COLLECTION NO. 1329

Extremely rare obverse legend, especially in combination with Restitut Orbis reverse !

ONLY 2nd SPECIMEN OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER SOLD ON EBAY ON 2014-04-13)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 853 A2 BUST OFFICINA 22 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KAB
WEIGHT 3.97g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-21,5 mm
RIC: 853
COLLECTION NO. 1345

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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EB0862 Probus / Concordia4 viewsProbus 276-282, AE Antoninianus, Ticinum mint, 276 AD.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: CONCORD AVG, Concordia standing right with two ensigns, facing Sol standing left with raised hand and globe. Mintmark SXXT.
References: RIC 323; Sear 11964.
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 3.365g.
EBOct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 844 OFFICINA 4 3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: */Δ
WEIGHT 3.27g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-23 mm
RIC 844
COLLECTION NO. 1327

ONLY 2nd SPECIMEN OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN GIANNI COLLECTION)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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Denarius, Crawford 139/1 - Petite head2 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: after 189-180 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.65 gm.
Reference: Crawford 139/1
Provenance: Purchased from NAC at London offices, 12-Feb-11

Comments: This anonymous type is characterized by the short reverse frame around ROMA, extending perhaps 2/3 of the way across the exergue. There are two major obverse styles in this type, a long head, and a petite head. This is the petitie head variety.

Reverse slightly off center. Black encrustation from 1-4 oclock reverse rim, otherwise Considerable luster and EF,
Steve B5Oct 08, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 849 VAR. PERPETVO IMP C M AVR PROBO AVG3 views OBVERSE: PERPETVO IMP C M AVR PROBO AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: */KA•B•
WEIGHT 3.61g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22 mm
RIC 849 VAR. (unlisted with KAB mintmark)
COLLECTION NO. 1328

Extremely rare and desirable obverse legend!

ONLY 3rd example of this type known to me (THE OTHER BEING SOLIDUS 13/340 and Freeman & Sear - F&S Mail Bid Sale #11 / Lot: 413 = WILDWINDS)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Lanz 86 (1998), 691
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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Denarius, Crawford 139/13 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: after 189-180 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.58 gm.
Reference: Crawford 139/1
Provenance: Rauch 96, Lot 153

Comments: This anonymous type is characterized by the short reverse frame around ROMA, extending perhaps 2/3 of the way across the exergue. There are two major obverse styles in this type, a long head, and a petite head. This is the long head variety.

Very common except in this state of preservation. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise GEF.

Steve B5Oct 08, 2018
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EB0861 Probus / Victory from Jupiter10 viewsProbus 276-282, AE Antoninianus, "Antioch mint" - see note below.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Probus standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left. Officina letter Γ dot in lower centre. Mintmark XXI.
References: RIC 922, Γ; Sear 11961.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.3g.

Note from Barnaba6:
This coin is not from Antioch (as RIC indicates) but from the 4th oriental mint active during Probus' reign - see article by S. Estiot: "L’Empereur et l’usurpateur: un 4e atelier oriental sous Probus"; Spink, London, 2015.
2 commentsEBOct 08, 2018
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ALFOLDI 096 / - unlisted with I8 bust !!!5 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: I8 = Radiate, cuirassed bust left, with parazonium placed on left shoulder and holding victoriola (victory on globe) in right hand
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIT
WEIGHT 3.36 / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22 mm
RIC: 810 var. (UNLISTED WITH I8 bust)
ALFOLDI 096 / - unlisted with I8 bust

COLLECTION NO. 1324

Spectacular, extremely rare and desirable bust type !!!

Only 2nd specimen known to me (the other being Numismatic Naumann auction 32/622)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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EB0860 Probus / Temple3 viewsProbus, 276-282, AE Antoninianus, Rome, 278.
Obverse: IMP PROBVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ROMAE AETER, hexastyle temple, Roma seated within, holding Victory and sceptre. Mintmark R star A.
References: RIC 185.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 3.395g.
EBOct 08, 2018
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ALFOLDI 022.0592 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA AVG
BUST TYPE: H26 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding scipio and globe
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/VII//XXI
WEIGHT 4.57 / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21 mm
RIC 662
ALFOLDI 022.059 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1325

Very rare obverse legend !

Only 6th specimen known to me (the other 5 are cited by Alfoldi)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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ALFOLDI 017.0115 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: H26 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding scipio and globe
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: P//KA
WEIGHT 4.14 / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20-24 mm
RIC 646 VAR. (H26 BUST UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 017.011 (1 EX. MISSONG)
COLLECTION NO. 1326

Extremely rare and desirable bust type!

ONLY 4TH SPECIMEN OF THIS TYPE KNOWN TO ME

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Lanz 86 (1998), 700
1 commentsBarnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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ALFOLDI 026.087 B4 BUST!2 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: B4 = Radiate, cuirassed (lorica squamata) bust right, seen fron rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: S//XXI
WEIGHT 3.69 / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22 mm
RIC 651 VAR. (B4 BUST UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 026.087 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1344

Extremely rare (especially for Siscia!) bust type!

ONLY 3rd SPECIMEN OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME (APART FROM THE TWO CITED BY ALFODLI)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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ALFOLDI 096 / - UNLISTED WITHOUT ANY MINTMARKS2 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding scipio.
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//-
WEIGHT 3.52 / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-21,5 mm
RIC 810 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH NO MINTMARKS)
ALFOLDI 096 / - (unlisted without mintmarks in exergue)
COLLECTION NO. 1322

Probus antoninianii without mintmarks were either trial coins or (much more often) donativa coins. Their attribution to a given mint is based on careful analysis of the coin's style and die links.

This is the only example of this exact type in my database. Possibly an unicum! The coin shares however its reverse die without any mintmarks with my coin no. 1161 (but with E1 bust)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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ALFOLDI 027.0554 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: E2 VAR. = Radiate, helmeted, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and (long and decorated) shield, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIS
WEIGHT 4.16 / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 22-23 mm
RIC 672
ALFOLDI 027.055 (1 EX. LA VENERA)
COLLECTION NO. 1323

Spectacular, extremely rare and desirable bust type !!! Shield decorated with emperor on horse spearing enemy!

Only 5th example of this type known to me (1 ex. In La venera hoard cited by alfoldi; 1 ex. In S. Luethi collection; 1 ex. In M.Vosper collection and Gorny & Mosch Auktion 113, 18 October 2001)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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Unpuplished Silver Obol; Sidon mint. Circa 375-332 BC2 viewsObv: City walls with three towers.
Rev: Prow of galley with eye to right; five pellets above, Lion below.
10mm and 0.9 grams
CanaanOct 08, 2018
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ALFOLDI 009.0363 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: D7 = Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed and draped bust right, holding spear in right hand and shield seen from inner side
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIA
WEIGHT 3.92 / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21 mm
RIC 634
ALFOLDI 009.036 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1319

Spectacular, extremely rare and desirable bust type !!!

Only 5th known specimen to me

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Freeman & Sear I (1995), 736
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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ALFOLDI 081.011 2 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO AVG
BUST TYPE: F8 = Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIV
WEIGHT 3.42 / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21 mm
RIC 783 VAR. (F8 BUST AND XXIV MINTMARK UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 081.011 (1 EX. MISSONG)
COLLECTION NO. 1320

Only second known specimen to me (the other coin is in Vienna (Missong) and is cited by Alfoldi)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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ALFOLDI 067.002 2 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SECVRIT PERP
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIV
WEIGHT 3.70 / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22-23,5 mm
RIC 757
ALFOLDI 067.002 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1321

Extremely rare reverse type for Siscia!

Only 3rd example of this type known to me (the other two are cited by Alfoldi)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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ALFOLDI 006.0042 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG (Emperor on horse with right hand raised, holding sceptre in left hand; captif at horse's feet)
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/Δ//XXI
WEIGHT 3.56 / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-24,5 mm
RIC 624
ALFOLDI 006.004 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1317

Extremely rare variant (Alfoldi reverse type 6) of this otherwise popular reverse type in which there is additionally a captif at horse's feet (which is not depicted on the typical ADVENTVS AVG reverse - see Alfoldi type 5).

Only the 4th specimen of this type known to me (the other 3 are cited by Alfoldi)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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EB0859 Probus / Quadriga4 viewsProbus 276-282, AE Antoninianus, Cyzicus.
Obverse: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG, radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO, Sol, holding whip, standing facing in spread quadriga. CM in lower centre. Mintmark XXIV.
References: RIC V-2 Cyzicus 911.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 3.569g.
EBOct 08, 2018
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ALFOLDI 073 / - UNLISTED WITH PEGASUS ON SHIELD !!!3 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (Spread qudariga)
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, hodling spear and shield (decorated with Pegasus)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/Γ//XXI
WEIGHT 3.63 / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22 mm
RIC 779
ALFOLDI 073 / - (UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1318
NOTE: PEGASUS ON SHIELD

only specimen of this type known to me ! (This coin is desribed on probuscoins.fr as Alföldi 73/71 but in my opinion this attribution is incorrect; Alfoldi 73/71 does not have a pegasus on shield but a horseman with soldiers in the field; also the position of the gamma mintmark is more to the right intead of central as shown on coin no. 73/71)

Same obverse die as my coin no. 817 (Adventvs Probi Avg with gamma//XXI in exergue) and coin. no. 767 (Adventvs Probi Avg with KA in exergue).

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 08, 2018
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Greek, Silver Obol; Sidon mint. Circa 375-332 BC13 viewsObv: City walls with three towers.
Rev: Prow of galley with eye to right; five pellets above, Lion below.
10mm and 0.9 grams
4 commentsCanaanOct 08, 2018
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1480 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Hexastyle temple15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1480; Metcalf 124

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head left.

Rev. COS-III
Hexastyle temple, with three stairs and palmette in pediment.

10.19 gr
27 mm
12h
3 commentsokidokiOct 08, 2018
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1358 Hadrian, Cistophorus IONIA Smyrna Zeus seated11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1358; Metcalf 29

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Zeus seated l. on throne holding small image of Ephesian Artemis in r. and sceptre in l.; to l., eagle

10.72 gr
29 mm
12h
4 commentsokidokiOct 08, 2018
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EB0858 Probus / Mars11 viewsProbus 276-282, AE Antoninianus, Ticinum mint, 279 AD.
Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, helmeted, radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Reverse: MARTI PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive branch, spear and shield, I left - star right; QXXI in exergue.
References: RIC 472.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 3.702g.
1 commentsEBOct 08, 2018
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EB0857 Probus / Jupiter3 viewsProbus 276-282, AE Antoninianus, Rome mint, 276 AD.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing facing, head right, holding sceptre and thunderbolt. Mintmark XXIZ (Z in right field, XXI in exergue).
References: RIC 152.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 3.631g.
EBOct 08, 2018
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Valerian I AR Antoninianus.0 viewsValerian I AR Antoninianus. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right / FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC 87, Cohen 55; Sear 9936. RIC 87BritanikusOct 08, 2018
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Carinus AE Antoninianus. Rome mint, 284-285 AD.2 viewsCarinus AE Antoninianus. Rome mint, 284-285 AD. IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right / FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left holding two standards. Mintmark KAE. Cohen 31; RIC V-2, 252; RIC 252

VD
BritanikusOct 08, 2018
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Salonina AR Antoninianus. 256-257 AD.1 viewsSalonina AR Antoninianus. 256-257 AD. VERY RARE!!!!!!Obv: SALONINA AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent.
Rev: VENVS VICTRIX,
Venus, naked to waist and seen from back, standing right, leaning left elbow on column, leaning on column, holding palm and apple. Sole Reign of Gallienus.
This reverse is not in RIC but published under Göbl 0904c Cologne, Cunetio hoard 735, Elmer 98, Stevenage hoard 519, Biglis, Dinas Powys hoard (1978/9): IARCW 440/2.

Ex CNG.
BritanikusOct 08, 2018
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EB0856 Tacitus / Felicitas3 viewsTacitus 275-276, Antoninianus.
Obverse: IMP CM CL TACITVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FELICIT TEMP, Felicitas standing left with caduceus and sceptre; V in exergue.
References: RIC 140, Sear5 11775.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 3.59g.
EBOct 08, 2018
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Aurelian AE Antoninianus. Rome mint, 274-275 AD. 1 viewsAurelian AE Antoninianus. Rome mint, 274-275 AD. IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / ORIENS AVG, Sol walking right, holding laurel branch and bow, treading down an enemy, B in left field, mintmark XXIR. RIC 54, Cohen 159, Sear 11569. RIC 64, BBritanikusOct 08, 2018
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Diocletian radiate fraction of Heraclea. 295-296 AD.1 viewsDiocletian radiate fraction of Heraclea. 295-296 AD. IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG., radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor standing right, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter, standing left, holding sceptre. HA in lower centre. RIC VI Heraclea 13/21 (13 and 21 are identical).Heraclea
RIC VI 13, A
BritanikusOct 08, 2018
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EB0855 Aurelian / Skeleton6 viewsAurelian 270-275, tinned AE Antoninianus, Rome mint, 274-275 AD.
Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Skeleton looming over terrified trick-or-treater (erroneously listed in the references as ORIENS AVG, Sol walking right, holding laurel branch and bow, treading down an enemy, B in left field, mintmark XXIR).
References: RIC 54, Cohen 159, Sear 11569.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 4.444g.
EBOct 08, 2018
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EB0854 Quintillus / Victory3 viewsQuintillus 270, AE Antoninianus, Rome mint 270 AD.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR CL [QVINTILLVS AVG], Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTO[RIA AV]G, Victory walking right, holding wreath and palm; Γ in exergue.
References: RIC V-I, 33; Cohen 70.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 2.309g.
EBOct 08, 2018
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Huszár 566, Pohl 112-_, Unger 442-, Réthy II 114, Frynas 26.51 viewsHungary. Mária/Maria (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Zsigmond/Sigismund of Luxembourg)

AR denar; .72 g., 14.60 mm. max., 180°

Obv: + mOnETA mARIE [Gothic-style letters A], Patriarchal cross

Rev: + REGInE VnGARIE [Gothic-style letter A], Crowned M, pellet below

The type was struck in only in 1383 (per Huszár, Unger and Frynas) or from 1383 through 1385 (per Pohl). It is traditionally viewed as the second of three denarii struck by Maria (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 569). More recently, it has been viewed as Maria's third type (per Gyöngyössi and Toma), struck in 1386-1387, ending when Sigismund's coinage began (per Gyöngyössi). This coin, with a pellet below the M, is not recorded by Huszár, Pohl or Unger and is not represented in Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard.

Toma notes twelve legend variations among 456 coins of this type in the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934 (but lists only eleven). They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. The legends on this coin are as per Toma 1. Toma notes 54 coins with this combination, none with the pellet privy mark.

Toma further notes three versions of the patriarchal cross and eight versions of the crowned M. There are fourteen obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 411 coins from the hoard. This coin appears to bear the B/c combination.

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 5; Frynas rarity C. The legend combination appearing on this coin is depicted/described in Unger, Réthy and Frynas. The legend combination depicted/described in Huszár and Pohl differs in that there are pellets between words on the obverse and reverse. This coin bears an unrecorded mintmark.
1 commentsStkpOct 08, 2018
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EB0853 Claudius Gothicus / Spes3 viewsClaudius Gothicus 268-270, AE Antoninianus, Milan mint, 268-269 AD.
Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped (cuirassed?) bust right.
Reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising robe, S in ex.
References: RIC 168 var (bust type); Cunetio 2240; Normanby 1004; Sear 11374 var (bust type).
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 4.1g.
EBOct 08, 2018
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EB0852 Claudius Gothicus / Securitas3 viewsClaudius Gothicus 268-270, AE Antoninianus, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate head right.
Reverse: SECVRIT AVG, Securitas standing front, looking left, legs crossed, leaning on column and holding short sceptre. XI in right field.
References: Cunetio hoard 2231, Appleshaw hoard 259; RIC V-1, 100 Rome var (obv legend and fieldmark).
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.905g.
EBOct 08, 2018
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CRUSADER STATES . County of Edessa. Baldwin II , Second reign (1108-1118) . Æ Follis. 3 viewsCRUSADER STATES . County of Edessa. Baldwin II , Second reign (1108-1118) .
Æ Follis. Heavy issue .
Obverse :In three lines ΒΑΛΔ/ΟVINO/KOMH
Reverse :Cross pommee with rays in each quarter.
Trace of an undertype.
Porteous, NC 1975 Class 4 no. 40 ff; Schlumberger Pl. I, 3; CCS 8; Metcalf 107 .
Vladislav DOct 07, 2018
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Judaea, The Herodians. Herod Archelaus, 4 BC-6 AD. AE Prutah3 viewsBronze prutah of Herod Archelaus, mint of Jerusalem. Obv.: Vine branch with bunch of grapes and small leaf. Above it, a Greek inscription HPWΔOY (of Herod). Rev.: Crested helmet with two cheek pieces. Below it, a small caduceus and inscription EΘNAPXO (of the Ethnarch). The letter Y (of EΘNAPXOY) is missing.

4 B.C.E. – 6 C.E. 2.12 grams, 17 mm, axis 12. Cf. Ya'akov Meshorer, A Treasury of Jewish Coins (New York 2001), pl. 48, no. 73a : Hendin 1196
Antonivs ProttiOct 07, 2018
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JUDAEA. PORCIUS FESTUS UNDER NERO PRUTAH1 viewsJudaea,Porcius Festus. 59-62 C.E. Æ prutah (16mm . 2.06gm). Procurator under Nero, Dated year 5 = 58/59 CE.
NЄP/WNO/C, legend within wreath, bottom tied with X / LЄ KAICAPOC, palm branch.
Hendin 1351; Meshorer TJC 345; RPC 4972
Antonivs ProttiOct 07, 2018
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Postumus Colonia Agrippinensis, 259-268 AD. 1 viewsPostumus Colonia Agrippinensis, 259-268 AD. AR antoninianus, 3.4 g.

Obv; IMP C POSTUMUS PF AUG radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev; VIRTUS AUG Mars standing right, with spear and shield.

22 mm
RIC 93.

Ex Steven Geer 10.07.2018
BritanikusOct 07, 2018
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ALFOLDI 026.1872 views OBVERSE: IMP CM PROBVS INVICT AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B//XXI
WEIGHT 4.07g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20-23 mm
RIC 657 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH THIS OBVERSE LEGEND)
ALFOLDI 026.187 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1316

RARE AND DESIRABLE OBVERSE LEGEND STRUCK IN SISCIA ONLY DURING 2nd EMMISSION

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

8th known ex. To me (the other being: 3 ex. Cited by Alfodli; HESS DIVO LUG11/2061; CGB 11/382; SVETOZAREVO 1246; coin no. 1300 on probuscoins.fr)

Barnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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ALFOLDI 066.0012 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS INV AVG
REVERSE: SECVRITAS PERPETVA
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/Δ//XXI
WEIGHT 3.95g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21 mm
RIC 759 corr.
ALFOLDI 066.001 (5 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1350

VERY RARE AND DESIRABLE REVERSE TYPE !!!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Barnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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ALFOLDI 090.00610 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS INV AVG
REVERSE: VICT PROBI AVG NOSTRI
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/ζ//XXI
WEIGHT 4.24g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22,5mm
RIC 794
ALFOLDI 090.006 (2 EX. IN LA VENERA HOARD)
COLLECTION NO. 1314

VERY RARE AND DESIRABLE REVERSE TYPE !!!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Sternberg 25 (1991), 434

ONLY 5TH SPECIMEN OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME

2 commentsBarnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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Tetricus I AE Antoninianus.0 viewsTetricus I AE Antoninianus. IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG, radiate draped bust right / PAX AVG, Pax standing left holding wreath and scepter. RIC 100, Cohen 95. RIC 100 Sear5 11243BritanikusOct 07, 2018
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ALFOLDI 056.0012 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS INV AVG
REVERSE: RESTIT ILIVRICI
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXI
WEIGHT 3.87g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 20-22mm
RIC 730
ALFOLDI 056.001 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1315

VERY RARE AND DESIRABLE REVERSE TYPE !!!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

16TH SPECIMEN OF THIS TYPE KNOWN TO ME

Barnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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Carus AE Antoninianus. Antioch mint, 282-283 AD.3 viewsCarus AE Antoninianus. Antioch mint, 282-283 AD. IMP C M AVR CARVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVGG, Carus standing right, receiving Victory from Jupiter, Carinus or Numerian, standing left. officina letter B in lower centre, mintmark XXI. Sear 12188. RIC 124, B1 commentsBritanikusOct 07, 2018
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Probus 3rd emission of Siscia, 277 CE3 viewsRIC 634; Alföldi type 9, n° 29; Siscia. Bust type G. Denomination: Antoninianus.
Same obverse die as a specimen of RIC 779.
OBV.: VIRTVS PROBI AVG

Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Shield decorated with Pegasus right.

REV.: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG

Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre, captive under horse.

Mintmark: // XXIA

Weight: 3.85 g.
BritanikusOct 07, 2018
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Postumus A.D. 259- 2683 viewsPostumus A.D. 259- 268 Ӕ Antoninianus

21x22mm 2.8gm

IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.


VICTORIA AVG; Victory walking l., holding wreath and palm, treading on captive.RIC V Lugdunum 89

Though attributed to Lyons in RIC, the mint is not certain.

Ex Victor Clark - 10.06.2018








BritanikusOct 07, 2018
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Carausius.AD 286-293. Antoninianus1 viewsCarausius. Romano-British Emperor, AD 286-293. Antoninianus (19mm, 3.65g). Uncertain mint. Radiate and draped bust right / Pax standing left, holding olive branch and scepter. RIC V 881.

Ex Holding History Inc. 10.06.2018
BritanikusOct 07, 2018
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Medieval, King John Penny: SCBI 56 Mass 1755 (this coin)2 viewsJohn (1199-1216), Penny, class VIa2, London,
Walter, walter · on · lvn, 1.40g/4h
(SCBI Mass 1755, this coin; N 974/2; S 1353).
Good fine, dark-toned
J.D. Brand Collection [from Baldwin October 1960];
J.P. Mass Collection, Part I, DNW Auction 61, 17 March 2004, lot 355 (part);
J. Sazama Collection, Part I, DNW Auction 93, 26 September 2011, lot 1140 (part)
The collection of the late ray Inder
DNW Auction Coins tokens and Historical Medals September 18-20 2018, lot 192.
orfewOct 07, 2018
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Roman Empire Provincial, Tiberius Obol: Dattari Plate coin4 viewsEgypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Tiberius, 14-37 Obol circa 19-20 (year 6), Æ 20.1mm., 5.67g. Laureate head r. Rev. TIBEPIOY Hippopotamus standing r.; in exergue, L Geissen -. RPC 5087 (this coin cited). Dattari-Savio Pl. 4, 103 (this coin).
Brown tone, About Very Fine.
From the Dattari collection.
Naville Numismatics Aution 43, Lot 250 September 23, 2018
1 commentsorfewOct 07, 2018
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1037 Sabina As Roma 128-136 AD Concordia28 viewsReference.
RIC 1037; BMC 1891; C. 19; Strack 863

Obv. SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P
Diademed and draped bust right

Rev. CONCORDIA AVG / S C.
Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera and resting elbow upon statue of Spes; cornucopia below throne.

11.13 gr
27 mm
6h
5 commentsokidokiOct 07, 2018
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557 Hadrian Dupondius Roma 118 AD Fortuna4 viewsReference.
RIC 557 var. (no balteus);Spink 3663; C. 757

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG.
Radiate bust right, heroically nude bust right, baldric (sword) strap around neck and across chest, loop on shoulder, seen from front

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II / S - C / FORT RED.
Fortuna seated left on throne, holding cornucopia and rudder.

12.39 gr
26 mm
6h
okidokiOct 07, 2018
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5763 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 129-30 AD Caduceus3 viewsReference.
Emmett 1173.14 Milne 1496; RPC III 5763; Dattari (Savio) 7830-1 & 7834; K&G 32.503.

Issue L IΔ = year 14

Obv.
Laureate head right, drapery on shoulder

Rev. L IΔ
Winged Caduceus

1.78 gr
13 mm
12h
okidokiOct 07, 2018
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EB0851 Tetricus II / PRINC IVVENT6 viewsTetricus II as Caesar, AE Antoninianus, Cologne 269-270 AD.
Obverse: [C PIV ESV] TETRICVS C[AES], radiate, draped bust right
Reverse: [PRINC IVV]ENT, Tetricus II standing left holding branch and vertical sceptre.
References: RIC 260; Cohen 62; Sear 11289.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 1.789g.
EBOct 07, 2018
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EB0850 Victorinus / Pietas6 viewsVictorinus 268-270, AE Antoninianus, Cologne mint.
Obverse: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left sacrificing over altar.
References: RIC 57; Cohen 90; Sear 11176.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.07g.
EBOct 07, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 476 AEQVIT SERIES2 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SECVRIT PERP
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T/-//VIXXI
WEIGHT 3.01g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22 mm
RIC: 476
COLLECTION NO. 1302

THIS COIN IS PART OF THE VERY RARE CODED AEQVIT SERIES (see letter "T" in left field).

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only 2nd specimen known to me (the other being RAUCH MBS 10/746)

Barnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 512 (MULE OF 9TH AND 10 TH EMMISSION) !!!4 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG CONS IIII
REVERSE: MARTI PACIF
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: I/*//QXXI
WEIGHT 3.52g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 21-24 mm
RIC: 512
COLLECTION NO. 1303

Very rare and desirable consular obverse legend!

THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (see first letter "I" in left field).

This coin is an interesting mule between 9th emmission (consul IIII in obverse legend instead of consvl V) and 10 th emmission (with star in field)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

THE ONLY SPECIMEN OF THIS EXACT (HYBRIDUAL) TYPE KNOWN TO ME. POSSIBLY UNIQUE !!!
Barnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 530 3 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS V
REVERSE: SECVRIT PERP
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: */I//VIXXI
WEIGHT 2.98g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 21-22 mm
RIC: 530
COLLECTION NO. 1304

Extremely rare and desirable consular obverse legend!

THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (see second letter "I" in right field)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only 6th ex. known to me (the others being in U. Neumann collection; London Ancient Coins E-auction 171; CNG 234/389; WILDWINDS under RIC 530 and coin no. 1261 on probuscoins.fr (Gysen))

Barnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 542 VAR. SPECTACULAR BUST TYPE !!!6 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: MARTI PACIF
BUST TYPE: radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust right, holding spear up in right hand and tropaion over left shoulder
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//ΔXXI
WEIGHT 3.33g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22 mm
RIC: 542 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH THIS BUST TYPE)
COLLECTION NO. 1300

NOTE: Spectacular, extremely rare and desirable bust type struck only at Ticinum, only in 4th officina and only during 6th emmission! One of the most interesting bust types in the whole coinage of Probus!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = ex Freeman & Sear auction, June 1998

Only 4th specimen of this type known to me (the other being Numismatica Ars Classica 78/1108 and 2 ex. In La Venera hoard)
2 commentsBarnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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PROBUS VIRTVS AVG (UNLISTED IN RIC REVERSE TYPE)2 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG (Virtvs dressed as amazon leaning on shield and holding Victory in hand, captif at foot)
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//EXXI
WEIGHT 2.89g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 20-24 mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH THIS REVERSE TYPE
COLLECTION NO. 1301

NOTE: Extremely rare and desirable reverse type, unlisted in RIC.

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only 2nd specimen known to me (the other being PECUNEM 25 SOLIDUS Numismatic lot 264)
Barnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 5662 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SALVS PVBLI
BUST TYPE: F3 = radiate cuirassed and draped bust right, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Γ/-//-
WEIGHT 3.00g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22 mm
RIC: 566
COLLECTION NO. 1299

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only the 3rd specimen known to me (the other being Coll.Privée, ex Coll.P.Gysen, ex Jacquier Auct.14 (07.1992) lot n°433 and Numismatic Naumann 21/811)

This coin is part of the scarce first phase of Ticinum’s 6th emission (according to Pink’s emission classification) with greek numerals of officinae not accompanied by the XXI monetary reform mark. In the much more common and abundant second phase of 6th emission the greek numerals were followed by the XXI mark in the exergue.
Barnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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PROBUS VIRTVS AVG (UNLISTED IN RIC REVERSE TYPE)2 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG (Emeror on horse, holding spear up, captif at horse's foot)
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate, bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//-
WEIGHT 4.82g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-23 mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH THIS REVERSE TYPE
COLLECTION NO. 1298

NOTE: Extremely rare and desirable reverse type, unlisted in RIC.

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Münz Zentrum 80 (1994), 536

Only 2nd specimen of this type known to me (the other being SAVOCA 22/534)
Barnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 425 VAR. E1 BUST2 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIA GERM
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.69 g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-24 mm
RIC: 425 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH E1 BUST AND THIS OBVERSE LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 1296

NOTE: very rare and desirable reverse type for Ticinum!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only 2nd specimen known to me (the other being posted on WILDWINDS under RIC 425 = Roma Numismatics, Feb. 2010)
Barnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 425 VAR. B BUST2 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIA GERM
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust rght
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.46 g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 23 mm
RIC: 425 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH B BUST AND THIS OBVERSE LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 1297

NOTE: very rare and desirable reverse type for Ticinum!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

only 4th specimen known to me (the other being my specimen no. 861 = ex. S. luethi; 1 ex. In U.Neumann collection and 1 ex. In M.Vosper collection)
Barnaba6Oct 07, 2018
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Struck 1279, EDWARD I (1272 - 1307), AR Penny minted at London, England 2 viewsObverse: EDW REX ANG 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: 19mm | Weight: 1.3gms | Die Axis: 11
SPINK: 1382

Undated Penny, type 1c. 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".
*AlexOct 07, 2018
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EB0849 Postumus / PM TRP COS II PP11 viewsPostumus 259-268, Antoninianus, Lyons mint, 260 AD.
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: PM TRP COS II PP, Emperor standing left holding globe and spear.
References: RIC 54, Cohen 243; Sear 10971.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 3.471g.
EBOct 07, 2018
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THETFORD mint - pointed helmet type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer ÆLFPINE (= Ælfwine) 5 viewsObverse: ✠ CNV T RECX ∵.
Reverse: ✠ ÆL·FPINE ON ÐEOD
Ø = 18,50mm
Weight = 0,98 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Dix Noonan Webb, auction of 18th September 2018, lot 55
•Ex Collection of British Coins Formed by the Late Ray Inder
RomaVictorOct 07, 2018
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EB0848 Postumus / Victory7 viewsPostumus 259-268, AE Double Sestertius.
Obverse: IMP CM CASS LAT POSTVMVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICT-OR-IA AVG, Victory running left, holding wreath and palm, bound captive left; S C in exergue.
References: RIC 169.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 16.714g.
EBOct 07, 2018
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Denarius RRC 111 (unlisted as anonymous)1 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: after 208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Mint: Uncertain
Weight: 4.08 gm.
Reference: Crawford 111 (unlisted without AL monogram)
Provenance: Jean Elsen, 7-JUN-2015

Comments: This is an anonymous denarius in the style of RRC 110 (Wreath), and RRC 111 (AL). Crawford lists 110/1b as the anonymous version of the wreath type (110/1a), but does not list an anonymous variation of the rare AL type (111/1). This example has three tiny dots below the horses on the reverse that would perfectly align with the AL monogram, thus the RRC 111 attribution. An example with this phenomenon was in the NAC 61 RBW collection, lot 505. In that sale, the coin was categorized as "Cr. 111/1 var." and the phenomenon explained as an unfinished die.

This issue is rare both with and without the AL monogram. Not all anonymous examples have this three dot die maker’s pattern. Those without should probably be attributed to 110/1b, which is also very rare.
Steve B5Oct 07, 2018
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EB0847 Postumus / Victory5 viewsPostumus 259-268, Antoninianus, Cologne mint?
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P P AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: COS [IIII?], Victory standing right, with wreath & palm.
References: Cf. RIC 287, Cohen 31.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.197g.
EBOct 07, 2018
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607 MACEDONIA Pella, AE 26 Pan seated left1 viewsReference
RPC III, 607; Varbanov III 3714; BMC 33; AMNG 30

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRA HADRIANVS AVG COS P P
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder (countermarked head right)

Rev. COL IVL AVG PELL
Pan, naked, seated l. on rock, his r. hand raised to head, left arm resting on syrinx.

9.83 gr
26 mm
12h
okidokiOct 07, 2018
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EB0846 Postumus / Sol5 viewsPostumus 259-268, AE Antoninianus, Cologne.
Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ORIENS AVG, Sol advancing left, holding whip, right hand raised, P in left field.
References: RIC 316; Sear 10964.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.529g.
EBOct 07, 2018
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3226 CILICIA Claudiopolis Hadrian Ae 28 Zeus seated2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3226; SNG Levante 595; Lindgren 1472; c/m’s: Howgego 262 4x Nike standing r., holding wreath, within oval incuse.

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС [ ]
Bare head of Hadrian, right

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

15.17 gr
28 mm
6h
okidokiOct 07, 2018
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2818 PISIDIA, Selge Hadrian AE 24 two styrax-trees1 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2818; BMC 68-69; c/m Triskeles countermark

Rev. СΕΛ-ΓΕΩΝ
large quadrangular base on which two styrax-trees in boxes; l. and r., altar

7.42 gr
23 mm
6h
okidokiOct 07, 2018
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2221A CARIA Euippe Hadrian, Artemis statue1 viewsReference.
RPC III -; apparently unpublished; AΔP c/m Howgego 511

Obv. [ ] AΔPIANOC [ ]?
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right, with a radiated head right facing on Hadrian his bust

Rev. ЄVIΠΠЄΩN
Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports; to inner left and right, stag standing outward, facing

19.82 gr
31 mm
6h
okidokiOct 07, 2018
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1024 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Sabina Ae 32 Octastyle temple5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1024; Rec 53; Paris 815; von Aulock 290; BMC 30; C/M Howgego 64 ( Hadrian Laureate head right)

Obv. СΑΒΕΙΝΑ СΕΒΑΣΤΗ
Draped bust of Sabina, r., with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane

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

25.17 gr
32 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiOct 07, 2018
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EB0845 Valerian II / Flying5 viewsValerian II 253-255, Posthumous Antoninianus, 257-258 AD.
Obverse: DIVO VALERIANO CAES, radiate & draped bust right.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO, eagle flying right, bearing the deceased young Caesar to heaven.
References: RIC 9, Cohen 5.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 2.676g.
EBOct 07, 2018
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Quinarius, Crawford 68/2b2 viewsDenomination: Quinarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor of 3 straight lines. Behind, “V”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Mint: Sicily
Weight: 2.23 gm.
Reference: Crawford 68/2b
Provenance: Morton and Eden, 4-JUL-2012

Comments: This is the anonymous quinarius variety of 68/2a with corn ear symbol, the symbol used for many Roman issues struck in Sicily. It is distinct in its rendering of the griffon tufts on the back of Roma’s helmet to a single “horn”.
Steve B5Oct 07, 2018
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EB0844 Salonina / Pietas5 viewsSalonina (wife of Gallienus d 268AD), Antoninianus.
Obverse: SALONINA AVG, diademed draped bust right on a crescent.
Reverse: PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left by altar, holding patera.
References: Cohen 79; RSC 79; Sear 10646.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 2.199g.
EBOct 07, 2018
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01 Constantius Gallus1 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching
ALEA / Gama left
Alexandria 74
Randygeki(h2)Oct 07, 2018
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Orodes II5 viewsdiobol, 57 – 38 BC
Sellwood 48.14v (Mithradatkart mint)
1 commentsRobert L3Oct 07, 2018
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Aurelian, AE antoninianus, Cyzicus.2 viewsAurelian, AE antoninianus, Cyzicus. 24mm, 3.48 g. IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / RESTITVTOR ORBIS, woman standing right, presenting wreath to emperor, standing left, holding short sceptre. Supplient captive at foot between them. Mintmark Star A. RIC 349 var; Goebl 337a1.BritanikusOct 07, 2018
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Aurelian AE Antoninianus. Rome, 272-274 AD.2 viewsAurelian AE Antoninianus. Rome, 272-274 AD. IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / ORIENS AVG, Sol walking left, Sol walking left, holding globe and raising right hand, treading on one of two bound captives at foot. Mintmark below. cf Sear 11572. RIC 61

Nice Silvering
BritanikusOct 07, 2018
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Aurelian AE Antoninianus. Siscia. 274 AD. 2 viewsAurelian AE Antoninianus. Siscia. 274 AD. IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / CONCORDIA MILITVM, Aurelian standing right, clasping hands with Concordia, standing left. Mintmark XXIS. RIC 244; Sear 11523. RIC 244, XXISBritanikusOct 07, 2018
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EB0843 Gallienus / Mars14 viewsGallienus 253-268, Billon Antoninianus, Rome.
Obverse: GALLIENVS dot P dot F dot AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: DEO MARTI, tetrastyle temple with Mars standing left within, holding spear and resting hand on shield.
References: RIC 10.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 2.303g.
EBOct 07, 2018
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EB0842 Gallienus / Panther6 viewsGallienus 253-268, Billon Antoninianus, Rome.
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.
Reverse: LIBERO P CONS AVG, panther walking left. Mintmark B.
References: RIC 230, RSC 586; Sear 10281.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 1.895g.
EBOct 07, 2018
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EB0841 Gallienus / VICTORIAE AVGG5 viewsGallienus 253-268, AE Antoninianus.
Obverse: IMP CP LIC GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIAE AVGG, Soldier standing right, holding spear in right hand and leaning on shield with left.
References: RIC V-1 (J) 300.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.693g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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EB0840 Gallienus / ORIENS AVG5 viewsGallienus 253-268, AE Antoninianus, Mediolanum (Milano), 263-4 AD.
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
Reverse: ORIENS AVG, Sol standing left, holding whip and raising right hand; S in exergue.
References: MIR 1212e.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.54g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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EB0839 Gallienus / Laetitia6 viewsGallienus 253-268, Billon Antoninianus, Rome mint?
Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.
Reverse: LAETITIA AVG, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor.
References: Cf. RIC V-1 (S), Rome 226 (V in upper right field); Cohen 423.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 2.666g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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EB0838 Gallienus / Pietas5 viewsGallienus 253-268, Billon Antoninianus, Samosata, 255-256.
Obverse: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.
Reverse: PIETAS AVGG Valerian and Gallienus standing facing each other, sacrificing over altar.
References: MIR 1676m, RIC V-1 (J) Rome 446.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.412g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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EB0837 Valerian I / RESTITVT ORIENTIS6 viewsValerian I 253-260, Billon Antoninianus, Antioch.
Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: RESTITVT ORI-ENTIS, the Orient, turreted, standing right, presenting wreath to Valerian, in military attire, standing left, holding spear.
References: RIC V-1, 287; RSC 189; Goebl 1685e; Sear 9967.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.897g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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EB0836 Volusian / ADVENTVS AVG6 viewsVolusian 251-253, AR Antoninianus, Antioch.
Obverse: IMP C V AF GAL VEND VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, three dots beneath bust.
Reverse: ADVENTVS AVG, Volusian on horseback, riding left, holding spear and raising right hand.
References: RIC IV 224a; RSC 2a.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 2.8g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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EB0835 Trebonianus Gallus / SAECVLLVM NOVVM6 viewsTrebonianus Gallus 251-253, AR Antoninianus, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, three dots under bust.
Reverse: SAECVLLVM NOVVM, hexastyle temple with Roma seated within; mintmark three dots.
References: RIC 91; RSC 111f; Sear 9648.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 3.567g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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Gallienus Antoninianus Struck: 266-267 AD Siscia0 viewsGALLIENVS
AVG Radiate head right

PAX AVG
Pax standing left holding olive branch and sceptre, S in right field, I in left field

Siscia Mint
BritanikusOct 06, 2018
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EB0834 Trebonianus / ADVENTVS AVG5 viewsTrebonianus Gallus 251-253, AR Antoninianus, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP CC VIB TREB GALLVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; two pellets below
Reverse: Gallus on horseback left, raising right hand and holding scepter; two pellets in exergue.
References: RIC IV 79; RSC 2e.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 5.493g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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Probus Rome Mint AD 2790 views
Obv. IMP C PROBVS AVG
Radiate cuirassed bust of Probus right

Rv. PROVIDENT AVG
Providentia standing left holding globe in right hand
Transverse scepter in left

BXXI in exergue

3.10 grams 22-3mm
RIC 552 Ticinum
BritanikusOct 06, 2018
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Gallienus, AE antoninianus. Rome. Sole reign. AD 261-262.1 viewsGallienus, AE antoninianus. Rome. Sole reign. AD 261-262. GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / IOVI CONS AVG, Goat standing left. Mintmark ς. RIC V-1, Rome 207; Goebl 0730k; Sear 10235.RIC 207, rad.cuir.

3.11g. 21mm.

BritanikusOct 06, 2018
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Gallienus Antoninianus 1 viewsGALLIENVS AVG Radiate head left
IOVI CONS AVG Goat standing right

23mm. 3.71g.

RARE Left BUST variation of RIC 207
BritanikusOct 06, 2018
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EB0833 Hostilian / PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS5 viewsHostilian 251-251, AR Antoninianus.
Obverse: C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS NC, radiate, draped bust right.
Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTUTIS, Hostilian standing left, holding spear & standard.
References: RIC 181d, RSC 34.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 3.944g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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24-05 - TRAJANO (98 - 171 D.C.) 3 viewsAR Denario 21 mm 3,22 gr. 6 hr.

Anv: "IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha, leve ropaje en hombro izquierdo.
Rev: "SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI" - Columna de Trajano

La Columna de Trajano fue la gloria suprema del Foro Traiani, construido con el botín de las Guerras de Dacia. Cubierto por un continuo friso de los acontecimientos de la guerra, la columna fue coronada con una estatua heroica dorada del emperador, mientras que una inscripción en la base relataba la proeza de la ingeniería en la construcción del foro. Después de la muerte de Trajano, la columna se convirtió en el depósito de sus cenizas.

Acuñada 112 - 114 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #293 Pag.264 - RSC Vol.II #558a Pag. 100 - BMCRE #451 Pag.94 - Cohen Vol.II #558 var Pag.76 - DVM #32/30 Pag.121 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3106 var Pag.98 - Hill #618 - Bauten Roms #50 - MIR #425b - CBN #746
mdelvalleOct 06, 2018
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EB0832 Philip II / VIRTVS AVGG5 viewsPhilip II 247-249, Antoninianus,
Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, , radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG, Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy; Γ to right.
References: RIC IV 223, RSC 88.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 4.768g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 417 VAR. 3 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG CONS II
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (Sol in Temple)
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate,bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//SXXT
WEIGHT 4.19 g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21,5-22mm
RIC: 417 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH P F LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 1292

NOTE: very rare and desirable reverse type!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only 2nd specimen known to me (the other being Helios Auction 5, June 2010, lot 420 posted also on WILDWINDS under RIC 417)



Barnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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EB0831 Trajan Decius / Dacia5 viewsTrajan Decius 249-251, AE Sestertius.
Obverse: [IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG], laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: [DACIA] S-C , Dacia standing left, holding Dacian draco standard, or staff surmounted by head of an ass or wolf.
References: RIC 112, Cohen 18.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 15.669g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 416 VAR. F19 BUST6 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (Sol in Temple)
BUST TYPE: F19 = radiate, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//SXXT
WEIGHT 3.59 g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 416 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH F19 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1291

NOTE: very rare and desirable reverse type!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

6th known specimen to me (the other being: KUENKER 273/918 = EX Sternberg XI/804; CAYON SUBASTAS Auction June 2010 1337 = M.Vosper COLLECTION; ELSEN 97/430; EBAY 2008-04-17; WILDWINDS RIC 416)


1 commentsBarnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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EB0830 Trajan Decius / Genius5 viewsTrajan Decius 249-251, AE Sestertius.
Obverse: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI S-C, Genius standing left, holding patera & cornucopiae, standard behind.
References: Cohen 53v, RIC 117.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 15.298g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 4485 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG (Emperor on horse spearing enemy at foot)
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//SXXT
WEIGHT 3.12g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-21,5 mm
RIC: 448
COLLECTION NO. 1293

NOTE: rare reverse type

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only 3rd specimen to me (the other being: Numismatic Naumann 31/660 and ebay 2010-05-17)

Barnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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PROBUS ADVENTVS AVG H2 BUST8 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate, bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//VXXT
WEIGHT 4.57g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 23-25 mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH THIS REVERSE TYPE
COLLECTION NO. 1294

NOTE: Extremely rare reverse type (for Ticinum), unlisted in RIC.

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only 3rd specimen of this type known to me (the other being: U.Neumann collection and FAC shop = ebay 2015-09-30)
1 commentsBarnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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PROBUS ADVENTVS AVG E2 BUST3 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E2 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//VXXT
WEIGHT 3.04g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 22,5-25 mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH THIS REVERSE TYPE
COLLECTION NO. 1295

NOTE: Extremely rare reverse type (for Ticinum), unlisted in RIC.

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

The only specimen of this exact type known to me!
Barnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 351 F5 BUST3 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: F5 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//TXXT
WEIGHT 3.43g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC:351
COLLECTION NO. 1289

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only 5th specimen known to me (the other being: E-bay Lanz numismatik (23.11.2017), La Venèra: 1 ex.; EBAY 2014-05-26; specimen posted on probvs.net under RIC 351)

Barnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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PROBUS ADVENTVS AVG F19 BUST3 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: F19 = radiate, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.80g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22,5 mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH THIS REVERSE TYPE
COLLECTION NO. 1290

NOTE: Extremely rare reverse type (for Ticinum), unlisted in RIC.

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

The only specimen of this exact type known to me!
Barnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 362 VOTIS X ET XX ON SHIELD3 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FELICITAS • SEC
BUST TYPE: F1 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield (VOTIS X ET XX inscription on shield)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//SXXT
WEIGHT 4.19g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 23-24,5 mm (22 mm within dotted circle)
RIC: 362
COLLECTION NO. 1287

NOTE: Extremely rare and desirable shield decoration in the form of the VOTIS X ET XX inscription

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Spink, NumCirc 100/7 (1992.), 4893 = ex Sternberg XIII (1983), 951

The only specimen of this exact type known to me (with felicitas • Sec reverse legend; the other 7 similar specimens in my Probus database do not have a dot in the reverse legend)
Barnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 376 VAR. VOTIS X ET XX ON SHIELD4 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ERCVLI PACIF[ERO]
BUST TYPE: F1 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield (VOTIS X ET XX inscription on shield)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//SXXT
WEIGHT 3.66g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC: 376 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH VOTIS X ET XX ON SHIELD)
COLLECTION NO. 1288

NOTE: Extremely rare and desirable shield decoration in the form of the VOTIS X ET XX inscription

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Spink, NumCirc 99/4 (1991.), 2660

Only 4th specimen of this type known to me (the other being EBAY / NUMISMATIKLANZ 2016-05-20; GLOUCESTER HOARD NO. 1252; Numismatica Ars Classica 92/665)
Barnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 4055 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR SECV[LI]
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with Gorgoneion)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.45g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-24
RIC: 405
COLLECTION NO. 1285

Ex. Ph. Gysen collection

Extremely rare and desirable reverse type!

The only specimen of this exact type known to me!
1 commentsBarnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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EB0829 Otacilia Severa / Pietas5 viewsOtacilia Severa (wife of Philip I), Antoninianus, Rome 248.
Obverse: OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust right on crescent.
Reverse: PIETAS AVGG, Pietas, veiled, standing front, head to left, sacrificing with her right hand over altar at her feet and holding open incense-box in her left hand; in left field, Δ.
References: RIC 115, RSC 39.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 4.045g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 4544 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS INVICTI AVG (emperor on horse spearing knealing enemy)
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.55g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 23,5-24 mm (21 mm within dotted circle)
RIC: 454
COLLECTION NO. 1286

Ex. Ph. Gysen collection

Extremely rare and desirable reverse type!

The only specimen of this exact type known to me!
Barnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 3233 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD AVG
BUST TYPE: A = radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//SXXT
WEIGHT 3.19 g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC: 323
COLLECTION NO. 1283

NOTE: Very rare bust type for Ticinum (especially for Ticinum's second emmission)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

The only exmaple of this type known to me!
Barnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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EB0828 Otacilia Severa / Concordia5 viewsOtacilia Severa (wife of Philip I), AE Sestertius, Rome 247.
Obverse: MARCIA OTACIL SEVER AVG, diademed and draped bust right.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left holding a patera and cornucopiae, SC in ex.
References: RCV III 9164.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 15.66g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 328 VOTIS X ET XX ON SHIELD4 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILI
BUST TYPE: F1 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield (VOTIS X ET XX inscription on shield)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.74g / AXIS: 5h / DIAMETER: 20-23mm
RIC: 328
COLLECTION NO. 1284

NOTE: Extremely rare and desirable shield decoration in the form of the VOTIS X ET XX insription

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

only 3rd specimen known to me (the other being: RAUCH 79/2489 and FELDREBEN II HOARD 123)
Barnaba6Oct 06, 2018
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EB0827 Philip I / Liberalitas5 viewsPhilip I 244-249, Sestertius, Rome, 247-248.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVGG II S-C, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae.
References: RIC IV.3, 180 a; RSC 88.
Diameter: 30.5mm, Weight: 13.462g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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EB0826 Philip I / Victory5 viewsPhilip I 244-249, AE (Orichalcum) Sestertius, Rome, 244.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG / S - C Victory advancing right, holding palm frond with her left and wreath in her right.
References: Cohen 228. RIC 191a.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 20.34g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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Quinarius, Crawford 47/12 viewsDenomination: Quinarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. Behind, “V” . Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Weight: 2.29 gm.
Reference: Crawford 47/1a
Provenance: Private purchase from Edward Waddell 11-AUG-2010

Comments: This quinarius from an uncertain mint is characterized by it’s splayed visor of three lines with the longest line on top. Very similar to Cr. 44/6, but of a distinctly different style on both obverse and reverse. Near mint state on a slightly ovoid flan.
1 commentsSteve B5Oct 06, 2018
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Denarius Crawford 80/1b - dolphin sibling2 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 209-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Mint: Sicily (?)
Weight: 3.76 gm.
Reference: Crawford 80/1b
Provenance: Ibercoin, 6-JUL-2011

Comments: This issue is the anonymous sibling of the dolphin symbol series. In general, the anonymous coins of this series are consistently of finer style than the symboled coins. This coin is an exception to this general rule in its somewhat crude execution.

This example and the dolphin symboled coins usually display a more petite reverse cape. The eyes of Roma are primitively executed, sometimes just a raised dot as in this example.

In my estimation, the anonymous coins are more commonly seen than the dolphin symboled coins.
Steve B5Oct 06, 2018
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Denarius Crawford 80/1b5 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 209-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Mint: Sicily (?)
Weight: 3.65 gm.
Reference: Crawford 80/1b
Provenance: Auctiones E-Auction #5, 15-APR-2012

Comments: RRC suggests these are the anonymous sibling of the dolphin symbol series; however I believe this is a separate issue. The anonymous coins are consistently of finer style than the symboled coins. The dolphin symboled examples have a somewhat crude style which is unique to the issue, but is rarely seen on the fully anonymous coins (There are occasional exceptions to this. See the next coin in the collection).

Nearly complete and EF with iridescent toning in the recessed areas.
2 commentsSteve B5Oct 06, 2018
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22-20 - Philadelphia en Lydia - DOMICIA (81 - 96 D.C.)2 viewsAE15 - 1/2 Assarión (Provincial)
14 mm 2,86 gr 0 hr.

Anv: Busto a derecha
Rev: EΠI ΛAΓETA ΦIΛAΔEΛΦ,-[EWN], Racimo de uvas.

Domicia Longina (siglo I) fue una emperatriz romana, esposa del emperador Domiciano a quien dio en 73 D.C. su primer hijo Vespasiano, muere joven.
El emperador la repudia al enterarse de que mantenía relaciones con un comediógrafo de nombre Paris, pero sin embargo años más tarde la vuelve a llamar a su lado y tienen un segundo hijo, en el 90 D.C., al que también llaman Vespasiano, lamentablemente muere muy tempranamente, a los cinco años de edad.
Tras la muerte de este segundo hijo, Domicia encabezó la conjura que acabó con la vida de su marido y llevó al poder a Nerva. Domicia murió en tiempos de Trajano. (Fuente Wikipedia)

Acuñada 82 - 96 D.C.
Ceca: Philadelphia en Lydia - Lagetas Magistrado

Referencias: RPC II #1336; SNG München -; SNG Copenhagen # 379; BMC Lydia # 64 pag. 198,
mdelvalleOct 06, 2018
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Denarius 77a (Not in Crawford)3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 209-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor. Hair curl visible on far side of Roma’s neck. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”.
Mint: Sicily
Weight: 3.95 gm.
Reference: Crawford 77a (Unlisted in Crawford)
Provenance: Roma Numismatics E-Sale 44, March, 2018

Comments: Anonymous denarius, with peaked visor. Not in Crawford. In the style of the Sicilian series represented by Cr. 72 - 78. The peaked visor places this probably somewhere between Cr. 76 (obverse Branch symbol with splayed visor) and Cr. 77 (Corn-ear and crooked staff with Peaked visor). Unlike the other peaked visor varieties of this series, the visor is rendered as 3 lines of increasing length with no body in between. The lowest line extends to a peak. Visible and prominent hair binding. Excessively rare, three known examples, all from the same two dies.

Some reverse corrosion, otherwise VF.
Steve B5Oct 06, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.093, 502a - Faustina II, Concordia seated7 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right (unbroken legend)
Rev.: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left holding flower, resting elbow on cornucopia, which is by her chair; under chair globe.
Ag, 18.6mm, 3.36g
Ref.: RIC III 502a, Kamp.: 38.8, CRE 168 [S]

for the same type, with different hairstyle, click here
for the same type, with a third hairstyle, click here
1 commentsshanxiOct 06, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.093, 502a (long legend) - Faustina II, Concordia seated8 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: : FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left holding flower, resting elbow on cornucopia, which is by her chair; under chair globe.
Ag, 17mm, 3.5g
Ref.: RIC III 502a (long legend variation), CRE 169 [R2]
1 commentsshanxiOct 06, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.093, 502a - Faustina II, Concordia seated3 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right (broken legend)
Rev.: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left holding flower, resting elbow on cornucopia, which is by her chair; under chair globe.
Ag, 18.5mm, 3.55g
Ref.: RIC III 502a, Kamp.: 38.8, CRE 167 [C]

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shanxiOct 06, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Arles 0994 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTA-NTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP - REEPARATIO (sic), Emperor standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory behind, steering galley
Minted in Arles (//PARL).
Reference:- RIC VIII Arles 99

Weight 3.62g. 22.65mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmOct 06, 2018
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Rome 1224 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Rosette and laureate diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Rome; (G | _ // RS)
Reference:– RIC VIII Rome 122 (R)

Weight 4.21g. 24.54mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmOct 06, 2018
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2/3 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 099 6 viewsAE2/3
Obv:– DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right; Delta behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare helmeted, reaching back towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (//SMKB),
Reference:– RIC VIII Cyzicus 99

Weight 2.86g. 27.72mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmOct 06, 2018
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 340-290 BC 21mm 8.3g7 viewsPegasos flying left.Helmeted head of Athena left,thunderbolt behind.Grant HOct 06, 2018
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EB0825 Philip I / Liberalitas6 viewsPhilip I 244-249, AR Antoninianus, Rome.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
References: RIC 38b.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 4.217g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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EB0824 Philip I / Liberalitas5 viewsPhilip I 244-249, Antoninianus, Rome.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
References: RIC 38b.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 5.308g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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EB0823 Philip I / Aequitas5 viewsPhilip I 244-249, AR Antoninianus, 247-248.
Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales & cornucopia.
References: RIC 57, RSC 12.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 4.596g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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EB0822 Philip I / Nobilitas5 viewsPhilip I 244-249, AR Antoninianus, Rome 248-249.
Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: NOBILITAS AVGG, Nobilitas standing right, holding sceptre and globe.
References: RIC 8; Cohen 98.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.957g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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EB0821 Philip I / Felicitas6 viewsPhilip I 244-249, AR Antoninianus, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: P M TR P IIII COS P P, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
References: RIC 75a.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 3.725g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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EB0820 Philip I / SAECVLARES AVGG7 viewsPhilip I 244-249, AR Antoninianus, 248 AD.
Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate draped bust right.
Reverse: SAECVLARES AVGG, cippus inscribed COS III.
References: RIC 24c, RSC 193.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.057g.
EBOct 06, 2018
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England. King John Penny36 viewsJohn (1199-1216), Penny, class VIa2, London,
Walter, walter · on · lvn, 1.40g/4h
(SCBI Mass 1755, this coin; N 974/2; S 1353).
Good fine, dark-toned
J.D. Brand Collection [from Baldwin October 1960];
J.P. Mass Collection, Part I, DNW Auction 61, 17 March 2004, lot 355 (part);
J. Sazama Collection, Part I, DNW Auction 93, 26 September 2011, lot 1140 (part)
The collection of the late ray Inder
DNW Auction Coins tokens and Historical Medals September 18-20 2018, lot 192.
5 commentsorfewOct 05, 2018
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Cilicia, Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia. (Circa 378-372 BC)9 viewsAR Stater

23 mm, 10.28 g

Obverse: Diademed female head facing slightly to left, wearing pendant earrings and necklace.

Reverse: 𐡕𐡓𐡃𐡌𐡅 ('trkmw' in Aramaic) Bearded head of Ares (?) to left, wearing crested Attic helmet.

Casabonne type 1. SNG Levante 80. SNG Paris 276-277.

Datames (407-362 BC), the son of Kamisares and a Scythian mother, served as a member of the Persian king's (Artaxerxes II - 405-359 BC) bodyguard before he became satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia upon his father's death in battle in 384 BC. In the course of his early career he put down a revolt in Lydia, defeated the rebel governor Thyos in Paphlagonia, and briefly occupied the city of Sinope. Because of these successes, the Persian king placed him in charge of the second war against Egypt, along with Pharnabazos and Tithraustes, satrap of Caria.

To pay their armies for these expeditions, both satraps minted near-identical coins, distinguished only by their inscriptions. The reverse of these coins may show a representation of Ares, the Greek god of war. The facing head of an unidentifiable female deity (Aphrodite, the wife of Ares?) on the obverse is clearly influenced by the famous representations of the nymph Arethusa created by the artist Kimon for the coins of Syracuse. Both designs were probably meant to appeal to the thousands of Greek mercenaries that each Persian satrap hired for their Egyptian campaigns.

Datames was first, however, detained by a local revolt in Kataonia, a territory within his satrapy. This time, his success incurred the king's jealousy, and he was removed both from his command of the Egyptian expedition as well as the rule of his satrapy. Refusing to relinquish his authority, Datames himself revolted and became a virtually independent ruler. His initial success in this endeavor prompted the revolt of other satraps across the empire. Datames' success, however, was short-lived. Distrust among the satraps rendered them unable to cooperate, their rebellion disintegrated, and Datames himself was assassinated by Mithradates, the son of Ariobarzanes, satrap of Phrygia, in 362 BC.
1 commentsNathan POct 05, 2018
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)25 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A KAI MAP AYP CEYHP AΛEΞANΔPOC EYCEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: Nike advancing left.  LΔ in field.  Year 4 
23mm
13.52g
Emmett 3118.4, Milne 2929

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
5 commentsMatOct 05, 2018
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RIC 7067 viewsRIC 706; Alföldi type 41, n° xx; Siscia. Bust type F, (B). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right.

REV.: PAX AVG

Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre.

Mintmark: // XXIV

Weight: ?
Diameter: ?
Die Axis: ?

Ex Dattari
1 commentsvrtsprbOct 05, 2018
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Double bodied owl1 viewsAttica. Athens
AE 14
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: AΘE, Double bodied owl standing facing; in each upper corner olive spray; Eleusis ring below
AE, 1.58g, 14.5mm
Ref.: Kroll 43
shanxiOct 05, 2018
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SYRIA, ANTIOCH "Star of Bethlehem"4 views"STAR OF BETHLEHEM"
Autonomous Issue Under Augustus
Struck 12/14 AD (Actian Year 44)
under Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus Silanus as Governor of Syria
AE 19.5 mm 6.58 g
O: Laureate head of Zeus right
R: ANTIOXEΩN EΠI ΣIΛANOY Ram leaping right, looking back, star above, ΔM below
Syria, Antioch;
RPC 4269;Butcher 58; BMC Galatia 65 (scarce)
laneyOct 05, 2018
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SYRIA, ANTIOCH "Star of Bethlehem"4 views"STAR OF BETHLEHEM", ANTIOCH
STRUCK 12-14 AD
AE 21 mm 7.40 g
O: LAUREATE HEAD OF ZEUS RIGHT
R: EPI SILANOU ANTIOCEWN
RAM LEAPING RIGHT, HEAD TURNED BEHIND, STAR ABOVE, DM BELOW (Actian YEAR 44)
ANTIOCH, SYRIA (under the Romans, Legate Silanus)
RPC 4269, BMC Galatia 65 Scarce.
laneyOct 05, 2018
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SYRIA, ANTIOCH "Star of Bethlehem"4 views SYRIA, ANTIOCH
"STAR OF BETHLEHEM", ANTIOCH
STRUCK 12-14 AD
AE 19 mm 5.64 g
O: LAUREATE HEAD OF ZEUS RIGHT
R: RAM LEAPING RIGHT, HEAD TURNED BEHIND, STAR ABOVE, DM BELOW (ACTIAN YEAR 44 )
ANTIOCH, SYRIA (under the Romans, Legate Silanus)
RPC 4269, BMC Galatia 65 Scarce.
laneyOct 05, 2018
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS ' - 03 - Unknown Eastern Mint - rev20 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus ( double denarius )
Struck at Unknown Eastern Mint - 244 AD.

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS - (tranlation: 'Hope for a Happy World') - Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower in one hand and lifting skirt with the other.

5.0 Grams
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more info on the Philip I - AD 244 - Unknown Eastern Mint - Silver Antoninianii written by dougsmit, very informative with examples of all the Unkown Eastern Mint types from AD 244: http://dougsmith.ancients.info/philip.html
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rexesqOct 05, 2018
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Domitian - AR Denarius - Anonna seated. Rev.1 viewsDomitian
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint.

obv: " CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANUS COS VII " - Laureate bust right.

rev: " PONTIF MAX TR P COS PP " - Anonna seated left, holding cornucopia in arm, and holding ears of grain above modius.

3.2 grams
rexesqOct 05, 2018
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Domitian - AR Denarius - Anonna seated. Obv.1 viewsDomitian
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint.

obv: " CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANUS COS VII " - Laureate bust right.

rev: " PONTIF MAX TR P COS PP " - Anonna seated left, holding cornucopia in arm, and holding ears of grain above modius.

3.2 grams
rexesqOct 05, 2018
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS ' - 03 - Unknown Eastern Mint - obv24 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus ( double denarius )
Struck at Unknown Eastern Mint - 244 AD.

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS - (tranlation: 'Hope for a Happy World') - Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower in one hand and lifting skirt with the other.

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more info on the Philip I - AD 244 - Unknown Eastern Mint - Silver Antoninianii written by dougsmit, very informative with examples of all the Unkown Eastern Mint types from AD 244: http://dougsmith.ancients.info/philip.html
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2 commentsrexesqOct 05, 2018
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS ' - 03 - Unknown Eastern Mint - rev10 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus ( double denarius )
Struck at Unknown Eastern Mint - 244 AD.

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS - (tranlation: 'Hope for a Happy World') - Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower in one hand and lifting skirt with the other.

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more info on the Philip I - AD 244 - Unknown Eastern Mint - Silver Antoninianii written by dougsmit, very informative with examples of all the Unkown Eastern Mint types from AD 244: http://dougsmith.ancients.info/philip.html
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rexesqOct 05, 2018
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS ' - 03 - Unknown Eastern Mint - obv10 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus ( double denarius )
Struck at Unknown Eastern Mint - 244 AD.

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS - (tranlation: 'Hope for a Happy World') - Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower in one hand and lifting skirt with the other.

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more info on the Philip I - AD 244 - Unknown Eastern Mint - Silver Antoninianii written by dougsmit, very informative with examples of all the Unkown Eastern Mint types from AD 244: http://dougsmith.ancients.info/philip.html
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rexesqOct 05, 2018
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MPR 183 VAR. (UNLISTED) !!!3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG (Virtvs marching right, holding tropaion)
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/Z//R
WEIGHT 3.32g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: UNLISTED
GUILLEMAN MPR: unlisted with Z in field (cf. type 183 var.)
Estiot / Gysen RN 2006: 1 ex. (this example)
Collection no. 1312

Only 2nd ex. known to me (the other being posted on forum ancient coins discussion board by Maridvnvm on May 22, 2010)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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MPR 3423 views OBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIA GERM (Victory marching right between two captives)
BUST TYPE: b = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//R*Z
WEIGHT 3.45g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 24mm
RIC: 219
GUILLEMAN MPR: 342 (12 ex.)
Collection no. 1313

NOTE: VERY RARE AND VERY DESIRABLE REVERSE TYPE STRUCK ONLY AT ROME, ONLY DURING THE 3rd EMMISSION AND ONLY AT OFFICINA "Z"!!!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = EX Lanz 64 (1993)

30th examle of this type known to me (12 cited by Guillemain + 18 in my Probus database)
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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MPR 1245 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H26 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio) and globe
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//RB
WEIGHT 3.15g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-24mm
RIC: 204 VAR. (H26 BUST UNLISTED)
J.Guillemain, MPR: 124 (1 EX.)
S.Estiot, Ph.Gysen RN 2006: 3 ex.
Collection no. 1310

Extremely rare and desirable bust type!

Only 6th specimen known to me (3 ex. Cited by Estiot/Gysen in RN 2006, including my (ex Gysen) specimen I assume + INASTA 31/960; AUCTIONES AUCTION 34 LOT 114 = EX S. LUETHI; LANZ AUCTION 132 LOT 500)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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MPR 1623 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H26 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio) and globe
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//RE
WEIGHT 3.91g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-21,5mm
RIC: 204 VAR. (H26 BUST UNLISTED)
J.Guillemain, MPR: 162 1 EX.
S.Estiot, Ph.Gysen RN 2006: 3 ex.
Collection no. 1311

Extremely rare and desirable bust type!

Only 6th example known to me (3 ex. Cited by Estiot/Gysen in RN 2006, including my (ex Gysen) specimen and GLOUCESTER 1054 I assume + 1 ex. In S.Luethi collection + EMPORIUM 67/695 = JACQUIER 39/611 = CGB.FR E-MONNAIES MARCH 2016 381629 = EX DANIEL COMPAS + Numismatik Naumann auction 12 lot 722)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Jacquier 17 (1995)
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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MPR 1758 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: I11 = radiate, cuirassed bust left with parazonium lying on left shoulder and Victory in right hand
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Rζ
WEIGHT 3.60g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC: 161 VAR.
J.Guillemain, MPR: 175 1 EX. (THIS SPECIMEN)
S.Estiot, Ph.Gysen RN 2006: 3 ex.
Collection no. 1308

Extremely rare and desirable bust type! The most spectacular bust type ever struck in Rome under Probus!

ONLY THIRD SPECIMEN OF THIS TYPE KNOWN TO ME ASSUMING THE THREE EXAMPLES CITED BY ESTIOT/GYSEN IN RN 2006 INCLUDE THIS SPECIMEN AS WELL AS THE REMAINING TWO WHICH I KNOW, I.E. TRITON IV LOT 672 AND HELIOS AUCTION 3)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Lanz 74 (1995)
2 commentsBarnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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MPR 2243 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: B1= Radiate, cuirassed bust left (with divergent wreath ties of the corona radiata)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-/ RΔ
WEIGHT 3.31g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 23-25 mm
RIC: 197 VAR. (B1 BUST UNLISTED)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 224 (2 EX.)
ESTIOT / GYSEN RN 2006: 4 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 1309

Extremely rare bust type for Rome!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

ONLY 5TH EX. KNOWN TO ME (4 EX. CITED BY ESTIOT/GYSEN IN RN 2006 + ARTEMIDE AUCTION 2014-05-04 LOT 11)
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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MPR 037 ATYPICAL REPRESENTATION OF JUPITER !!!3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: IOVI STATORI
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIZ
WEIGHT 4.22g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 20-22,5 mm
RIC: 152
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 037 (28 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1307

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

UNPUBLISHED VARIETY - JUPITER LEANING ON LEFT LEG INSTEAD OF RIGHT AS USUAL

THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS VARIETY KNOWN TO ME!
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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MPR 003 VAR. (UNLISTED)3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENTIA AVG
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/A//XXI
WEIGHT 4.09g / AXIS: 4h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 726 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH THE LONG P F AVG OBVERSE LEGEND AND A BUST; RIC ERRONEOUSLY ATTRIBUTES THIS COIN TO SISCIA, MEANWHILE IT OBVIOUSLY HAS BEEN STRUCK IN ROME)
GUILLEMAN MPR: UNLISTED
S.ESTIOT, P.GYSEN (2006): 4 EX.
Collection no. 1305

NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE BUST TYPE FOR ROME'S FIRST EMMISSION

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

ONLY 4TH EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPE KNOWN TO ME ASSUMING THE SPECIMENS CITED BY ESTIOT/GYSEN ARE THE SAME WHICH I KNOW, I.E. GLOUCESTER 1013; Ville-sur-Retourne hoard Nº 579, Doyen; FORUMANCIENTCOINS SHOP = PROBVS.NET BETWEEN RIC 725 AND 726)
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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MPR 011 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH XXIB IN EXERGUE AND A BUST)3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIB
WEIGHT 4.20g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC 673 VAR. (A BUST UNLISTED; RIC ERRONEOUSLY ATTRIBUTES THIS COIN TO SISCIA)
GUILLEMAN MPR: UNLISTED
S.ESTIOT, P.GYSEN (2006): UNLISTED
Collection no. 1306

NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE BUST TYPE FOR ROME'S FIRST EMMISSION

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Unpublished unicum !!!
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 912 CORR. OFFICINA 23 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: S//XXIMC
WEIGHT 3.41g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 912 CORR. [RIC erroneously cites Cohen 918 (consular bust), instead of Cohen 919 (helmeted, with shield and spear). In reality this reverse type only exists with the latter, military bust]
COLLECTION NO. 1342

Shield decorated with Gorgoneion

Extremely rare and desirable reverse type for Cyzicus!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPE FROM OFFICINA "S" KNOWN TO ME!!!
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 912 CORR. OFFICINA 4 GORGONEION ON SHIELD4 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Q//XXIMC
WEIGHT 3.31g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 912 CORR. [RIC erroneously cites Cohen 918 (consular bust), instead of Cohen 919 (helmeted, with shield and spear). In reality this reverse type only exists with the latter, military bust]
COLLECTION NO. 1343

Shield decorated with Gorgoneion

Extremely rare and desirable reverse type for Cyzicus!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

ONLY THE FOURTH SPECIMEN OF THIS TYPE FROM OFFICINA Q KNOWN TO ME (BUT ONLY THE 2ND WITH GORGONEION ON SHIELD; THE REMAINING EXAMPLES EITHER DO NOT HAVE A DECOARTED SHIELD OR HAVE A HORSEMAN ON THE SHIELD)
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 911 VAR. IMP C PROBVS P F AVG4 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: C[yzicensis]M[oneta]//XXI
WEIGHT 2.32g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 19,5-20mm
RIC 911 var. (unlisted with this obverse legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1349

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only second example of this type known to me (the other is from the beastcoins collection)!
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 913 VAR. OFFICINA 1 3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-ADV)
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//A
WEIGHT 4.01g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC 913 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH A IN EXERGUE)
COLLECTION NO. 1340

Shield decorated with a rider on horse

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

ONLY THE 2nd EXAMPLE OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN IN THE WORLD !!!
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 909 VAR. OFFICINA 32 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR EXERCITI
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T//XXI
WEIGHT 5.86g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 909 var. (unlisted with this obverse legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1341

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME !!!
Barnaba6Oct 05, 2018
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Denarius, Crawford 75/1c7 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 209-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor of three straight lines. Hair curl visible on far side of Roma’s neck. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”.
Mint: Sicily
Weight: 4.33 gm.
Reference: Crawford 75/1c
Provenance: CNG auction 85 lot 762

Comments: Crawford 75/1c is the unsigned version of the C.AL series represented in Crawford’s 75/1a and 75/1b.

Obverse: The visor is composed of three raised nearly parallel lines extending from the hinge over the ear. Occasionally these are slightly splayed but always straight lines. The three lines are most commonly close together, nearly parallel, and don’t separate near the end. There are four prominent locks of hair falling from the back of the neck, and sometimes less prominent ones surrounding. There is a distinctive curl in front of the ear, and another curl in front of the neck. There is frequently a loop under the visor, although there is none on this example.

Reverse: The rider’s cape is of the “scrolling” style. The stars above the head of the dioscuri most often have long rays around a center dot. The tail of the far horse is visible between the two pair of hind legs.
2 commentsSteve B5Oct 05, 2018
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Denarius, Crawford 68/1b4 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”.
Mint: Sicily
Weight: 4.34 gm.
Reference: Crawford 68/1b
Provenance: NAC 61, Lot 294 5-OCT-2011
Comments: This is the anonymous variety of 68/1a with corn ear symbol, the symbol used for many Roman issues struck in Sicily. It is distinct in its rendering of the griffon tufts on the back of Roma’s helmet to a single “horn”. This abstraction of the early Roman denarius suggests a slightly later issue, somewhat after the origins.
RBW purchased this example from Alex Malloy in March 1973.
Steve B5Oct 05, 2018
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Crusaders. Lordship of Beirut. Raymond of Tripoli (1184-1186). AE-Pougeoise10 viewsCrusaders. Lordship of Beirut. Raymond of Tripoli (1184-1186). AE-Pougeoise
Obverse: T.V.R.R.I.S.; tower of David, annulet each side of the tower
Reverse: + D.A.V.I.T.; eight pointed star
Ref.: Schlumberger Pl. III, 26 (attributed to the kingdom of Jerusalem, Guy de Lusignan); Malloy et al. 2; Metcalf 206 f.
1 commentsVladislav DOct 04, 2018
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Crusaders, Frankish Greece , Duchy of Neopatras . John II Angelus-Comnenus AD 1303-1318.Billon denier tournois 5 viewsCrusaders, Frankish Greece , Duchy of Neopatras . John II Angelus-Comnenus AD 1303-1318.Billon denier tournois
Obverse : + ANGELVS SA B C , cross
Reverse : + DELLA PATCRA , castle tournois
CCS 125 Unrecorded variant .
Very Rare .
Vladislav DOct 04, 2018
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 340-290 BC 21 mm 8.3g4 viewsPegasos flying left.Helmeted head of Athena left thunderbolt behind.1 commentsGrant HOct 04, 2018
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Struck 1526 - 1530, HENRY VIII (1509 - 1547), AR Half-groat minted at York, England under Archbishop Thomas (Cardinal) Wolsey1 viewsObverse: HENRIC•VIII•D•G•R•AGL•Z•F•. Youthful profile crowned bust of Henry VIII facing right within circle of pellets. Mint-mark: Voided cross.
Reverse: CIVITAS EBORACI. Shield bearing coat-of-arms on cross fourchée; T - W in upper field divided by shield; galero (cardinal's hat) below.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 1.0gm | Die Axis: 8
Virtually uncirculated but with a dark, almost black, tone
SPINK: 2346

The T W on the reverse of this coin refers to Thomas Wolsey, known to posterity as Cardinal Wolsey, one of the most powerful figures at the court of Henry VIII. Although this coin is undated, the issue of Henry VIII's second coinage only began in 1526 and so, since Cardinal Wolsey died in 1530, it must have been struck between those two dates.

Cardinal Wolsey
When Henry VIII became King of England in 1509 he appointed Thomas Wolsey to the post of Almoner, a position that gave him a seat on the Privy Council and an opportunity for establishing a personal rapport with the King to such an extent that by 1514 Wolsey had become the controlling figure in virtually all matters of state. In 1515, he was awarded the title Archbishop of York and this, followed by his appointment that same year as Cardinal by Pope Leo X, gave him precedence over all other English clerics. His ecclesiastical power advanced even further in 1523 when the Bishop of Durham, a post with wide political powers, was added to his titles.
After Wolsey attained the position of Lord Chancellor, the King's chief adviser, he had achieved more power than any other Crown servant in English history and during his fourteen years of chancellorship Wolsey, who was often alluded to as an alter rex (other king), used his power to neutralise the influence of anyone who might threaten his position..
In spite of having made many enemies, Cardinal Wolsey retained Henry VIII's confidence until, in 1527, the King decided to seek an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon so that he could marry Anne Boleyn. Henry asked Wolsey to negotiate the annulment with the Pope and in 1528 the Pope decided to allow two papal legates, Wolsey himself and Cardinal Campeggio, to decide the outcome in England. Wolsey was confident of the outcome, but Campeggio took a long time to arrive, and then he delayed proceedings so much, that the case had to be suspended and the Pope decided that the official decision should therefore be made in Rome and not in England.
After his failure to negotiate the annulment, Wolsey fell out of favour with Henry and in 1529 he was stripped of his government office and property, including the magnificent Palace of Hampton Court, which Henry took as his own main London residence.
Wolsey was however permitted to retain the title of Archbishop of York and so he travelled to Yorkshire, for the first time in his career, to carry out those duties.
Now that he was no longer protected by Henry, Wolsey's enemies, including it is rumoured, Ann Boleyn, conspired against him and Henry had him arrested and recalled to London to answer to charges of treason. But Wolsey, now in great distress, fell ill on the journey back to the capital and at Leicester, on 29 November 1530, aged about 57, he died from natural causes before he could be beheaded.
*AlexOct 04, 2018
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BASTIEN 228 6 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILITVM
BUST TYPE: D1 = Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust right, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//III
WEIGHT 4.01 g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22-23,5 mm
RIC: 79 var (d1 bust unlisted)
BASTIEN: Bastien 228 (2 ex.) Bastien Suppl. II 228c (this example)
COLLECTION NO: 1279
NOTE: CUIRASS DECORATED WITH GORGONEION

Extremely rare and desirable bust type!

Only 3rd specimen known to me (I don't know of any other specimens than the 2 cited by Bastien and this one cited in Bastien Supplement II)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 04, 2018
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BASTIEN 2305 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILITVM
BUST TYPE: F9 = Radiate, cuirassed bust right, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//III
WEIGHT 3.11 g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22,5 mm
RIC: 79 var. (f9 bust unlisted)
BASTIEN: 230 (2 EX) Bastien Suppl. II 230c (this example)
COLLECTION NO: 1280
NOTE: CUIRASS DECORATED WITH GORGONEION

Only 4th specimen known to me (2 ex. Cited by Bastien, 1 ex. cited in Bastien suplement II + CGB auction 27 lot 46)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 04, 2018
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BASTIEN SUPPLEMENT II 371α UNICUM !!!4 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: H6 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding victoriola
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: retrograde B/-//-
WEIGHT 3.18g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 20-21 mm
RIC: 117 var. (unlisted with h6 bust and b retrograde mintmark)
BASTIEN: (-) Bastien Suppl. II 371α (this example)
COLLECTION NO: 1281

NOTE: very rare and desirable bust type, especially for Lugudnunum's 9th emmission in combination with an atypical reverse depicting a figure typical for the TEMPOR FELICIT reverse but with a FELICIT TEMP obverse legend. Unicum !!!

ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 04, 2018
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BASTIEN SUPPLEMENT II 372β6 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICIT
BUST TYPE: H3 = Radiate bust left in consular robe with right hand raised
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/B//-
WEIGHT 3.63g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 20-23 mm
RIC: 130 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH H3 BUST)
BASTIEN: (-) BASTIEN SUPPLEMENT II 372β (THIS EXAMPLE)
COLLECTION NO: 1282

NOTE: extremely rare and desirable bust type !

Only the second known specimen in the world! (the other being in M. Vosper's collection - see coin no. 493 on probuscoins.fr)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 04, 2018
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BASTIEN 195 VAR. ABVNTIANTIA AVG (SIC!)3 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: ABVNTIANTIA AVG (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//IIII
WEIGHT 4.37/ AXIS 7h / WIDTH: 22-22,5mm
RIC: 17 var. (unlisted with this erroneous reverse legend)
BASTIEN: 195 var. (unlisted with this erroneous reverse legend)
COLLECTION NO: 1276

Erroneous reverse legend: ABVNTIANTIA AVG instead of ABVNDANTIA AVG

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 04, 2018
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BASTIEN 2035 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROB AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//I
WEIGHT 3.95g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22 mm
RIC: 64 var. (unlisted from officina I)
BASTIEN: 203 (4 ex.)
COLLECTION NO: 1277

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only 6th specimen of this type known to me (4 ex. Cited by Bastien + Numismatic Naumann auction 34 lot 1019)
Barnaba6Oct 04, 2018
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BASTIEN 210 5 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICI
BUST TYPE: E2 = Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//I
WEIGHT 3.91g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 22 mm
RIC: 106
BASTIEN: 210 (11 ex.)
COLLECTION NO: 1278
Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 04, 2018
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(0222) SEVERUS ALEXANDER AND JULIA MAESA6 views222 - 235 AD
AE PENTASSARION 27.5 mm, 9.38 g
O: CONFRONTED BUSTS OF SEVERUS ALEXANDER AND JULIA MAESA
R: VP TIB IOVL FHCTOV MARKIANOPOLEITWN, "E" IN RIGHT FIELD. HOMONOIA STANDING LEFT HOLDING PATERA AND CORNUCOPIA
Moesia Inferior, MARKIANOPOLIS
laneyOct 04, 2018
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC4 viewsAR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.00 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, toned, bankers’ marks, graffiti.1 commentsChristopher B2Oct 04, 2018
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC0 viewsAR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.00 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, toned, bankers’ marks, graffiti.Christopher B2Oct 04, 2018
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(0218) ELAGABALUS & Julia Maesa4 views218 – 222 AD
AE 28 mm, 13.18 g
O: Confronted busts of Elagabalus and Julia Maesa
R: Naked Bonus Eventus standing left holding patera in right hand and two grain ears in left hand;
Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis (Marcianopolis); ?retrograde E to left?
cf AMNG 949 [reverse is described in AMNG 949 as: "Genius (Bonus Eventus")]
laneyOct 04, 2018
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(0218) ELAGABALUS (with Julia Maesa)4 viewsAD 218-222. (Julius Antonius Seleucus, consular legate)
Æ Pentassarion 27 mm; 10.92 g
O: Laureate head of Elagabalus right vis à vis diadmed and draped bust left of Maesa
R: Hygieia (Salus) standing right, feeding serpent held in arms; E (denomination) to left.
MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. AMNG I 959; Hristova & Jekov 6.28.21.2; Varbanov 1636
laneyOct 04, 2018
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(0218) Elagabalus, with Julia Maesa5 viewsAD 218-222. (Julius Antonius Seleucus, legatus consularis)
AE Pentassarian 27 mm, 8.95 g
O: Confronted busts of Elagabalus right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Maesa left, draped and wearing stephane
R: Zeus standing left, holding patera and scepter; E (mark of value) to right.
MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. ref. a) AMNG I/1, 936
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1642
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.28.1.2 var. (E in right field)
laneyOct 04, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Semilibral Struck AE Uncia (Crawford 39)5 viewsRome, The Republic.
Semilibral Reduction, 217-215 BC.
AE Struck Uncia (10.88g; 24mm).
Uncertain Mint.

Obverse: Facing draped bust of Sol; pellet (mark of value) to left.

Reverse: Crescent, two stars and pellet (mark of value) above; ROMA below.

References: Crawford 39/4; Sydenham 96; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 125-135.

Provenance: Triskeles 5 (27 June 2013), Lot 95; ex RBW Collection (not in prior sales); purchased privately from Ed Waddell in 1994.

This coin is part of a short-lived, collateral series struck contemporaneously with the standard prow types (Crawford 38) in 217-215 BC. The economic hardship on Rome imposed by Hannibal’s invasion led to a rapid decline in the weight of Roman bronze coins, resulting in the adoption of a semi-libral bronze standard (AE As of ½ Roman pound) and eventual elimination of cast coins.

In attributing the 39 series to the Rome mint, Crawford relied on the earlier analysis of Rudy Thomsen in “Early Roman Coins”. However, Thomsen’s analysis of the hoard evidence was flawed, in my opinion, because he included temple deposits north of Rome which deceptively widened the apparent circulation dispersal of this collateral series. Eliminating these temple deposits shows a clearer circulation focus south of Rome, in Campania. Also, the types and fabric of the coins are inconsistent with the contemporaneous, Crawford 38 prow types which are similarly attributed to Rome (and which do have Roman prototypes in the prow series Aes Grave). However, some of the unusual collateral types are copied by Campanian towns after their defection to Hannibal. Further study is needed.
1 commentsCarausiusOct 04, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Papius, AR Denarius4 viewsRome. The Republic.
L. Papius, 79 BCE.
AR Serrate Denarius (3.82g; 20mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita, wearing goat skin headdress tied at neck, facing right; control symbol (aplustre) behind.

Reverse: Griffon leaping right; control symbol (prow stem), below; L•PAPI in exergue.

References: Crawford 384/1 (symbol pair 134); Sydenham 773; BMCRR 2981 (symbol pair 5); Papia 1 (symbol pair 47).

Provenance: Ex Herbert & Aphrodite Rubin Collection [Goldberg 96 (14 Feb 2017) Lot 1963]; bought from Ariadne Galleries in 1980’s; The Numismatic Auction Ltd. (Tradart) 1 (13 Dec 1982) Lot 203.

Papius is only known through his coins. Juno Sospita was a deity who’s temple was in Lanuvium, a Latin town 32 kilometers southeast of Rome, and it’s likely that Papius came from that town.

These denarii have paired obverse and reverse control symbols, with no symbol pair appearing on more than one set of dies. Crawford counts 211 die pairs. The paired control symbols have some loose relationship to one another, i.e. the bow and stern of a galley on this coin. Sydenham argued that the symbols were propaganda for popularist trade guilds. However, because of the breadth and variety of symbol material, Crawford rules-out any intended meaning. This same control system of paired symbols would be re-used 20 years later by L. Roscius Fabatus.
1 commentsCarausiusOct 04, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Roscius Fabatus, AR Denarius8 viewsRome. The Republic.
L. Roscius Fabatus, 59 BCE.
AR Serrate Denarius (3.95g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita, wearing goat skin headdress tied at neck, facing right; L•ROSCI, below; control symbol (two-handled cup or bowl) behind.

Reverse: Female figure feeding serpent from fold of cloak; control symbol (pileus/cap?) behind; FABATI in exergue.

References: Crawford 412/1 (Symbols 199?); Sydenham 915; BMCRR 3394 -3510; Roscia 2.

Provenance: Ex John Barton Collection; Aes Rude Chiasso 4 (6 Apr 1979), Lot 240.

Crawford dated the issue to 64 BCE, but Hersh and Walker brought that date down to 59 BCE based on their analysis of the Mesagne hoard. Harlan picks a median date of 62 BCE based on some prosopographic assumptions.

The moneyer would go on to serve as lieutenant for Caesar in Gaul in 54 BCE. In 49 BCE, he was elected praetor and intermediated between Pompey and Caesar. He was killed at Mutina in 43 BCE.

Juno Sospita was a deity who’s temple was in Lanuvium, a Latin town 32 kilometers southeast of Rome, and it’s likely that both Roscius and L. Papius, whose 79 BCE coinage is a model for Roscius’ issue, came from that town. The reverse depicts an annual rite of the Juno Sospita cult in which a girl is sent into the grotto beneath the temple to feed the sacred snake. Only chaste girls could survive the ordeal.

Like Papius’s coins, these denarii are struck on serrated flans – the last of the Roman Republic to be produced with this fabric. Like Papius’s coins, Roscius’ denarii have obverse and reverse control symbols that are paired, with no pair of symbols appearing on more than one pair of dies. On both Roscius’ and Papius’s coins, the paired control symbols have some loose relationship to one another. Roscius re-used many of Papius’s symbol pairs, but reversed their locations on the coins.

The symbol pair on my coin is very rare. As of 10/1/18, there are no matching examples on Acsearch, Coinarchives or CNG’s website database. The pair is unlisted in Babelon, Sydenham, BMCRR and Banti. It resembles symbol pair 199 in Crawford, although some differences are evident. In his manuscript on Roman Republican series marks, Charles Hersh includes a hand drawn entry AI within the section of previously unpublished Roscia symbol pairs that is a precise match for the symbols on this coin. He cites the Vienna Museum (38465) and Vatican Museum (5158) for that entry.
2 commentsCarausiusOct 04, 2018
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Fake Anonymous Æ Quadrans. Annius Verus Caesar.1 viewsObv: Head of Annius Verus right, wearing neck-band of flowers.
Rev: S C within wreath of flowers.
Fake from modern dies
ancientoneOct 04, 2018
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Crusaders . Principality of Antioch, Bohemond II 1126-1130 AE-Follis5 viewsCrusaders . Principality of Antioch, Bohemond II 1126-1130 AE-Follis
21 mm , 3.66 g. Antioch mint
Obverse: Nimbate bust of St. Peter facing, holding cross over left shoulder
Reverse: BA / IN / VN / ?OC in quarters of cross
Metcalf 102-105 ; CCS 10
Vladislav DOct 03, 2018
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Bruttium, Kroton (Circa 425-350 BC)15 viewsAR Stater

7.73 g

Obverse: Eagle standing left, head right, on stag’s head

Reverse: Tripod; ivy leaf to left, QPO to right.

HN Italy 2146; SNG ANS 351-2

Obeying a directive of the oracle of Delphi, A group of Achaean settlers founded Kroton around 710 BC. Like its neighbor to the north, Sybaris, it soon became a city of power and wealth. Kroton was especially celebrated for its successes in the Olympic Games from 588 BC onward (Milo of Kroton being the most famous of its athletes).

The philosopher Pythagoras established himself there about 530 BC and formed a society of 300 disciples who were sympathetic toward aristocratic government. In 510 BC Kroton was strong enough to defeat the Sybarites and raze their city to the ground. However, shortly after the sack of Sybaris the disciples of Pythagoras were driven out, and a democracy established.

The obverse was comparable with similar types on probably contemporary coins from Elis (which put on the Olympic games at the nearby sanctuary of Olympia) The coins of both cities were thus likely issued for athletic festivals in honor of Zeus. In Kroton’s case the coins probably commemorated its citizens’ Olympic victories with the eagle representing Zeus who presided over Olympia and the games themselves. The tripod (reverse) represented the divine sanction for the town's founding from the Oracle of Delphi (who sat on a three legged stool when producing her oracles).
2 commentsNathan POct 03, 2018
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05 Constans8 viewsConstans
4,14 g, 22 mm
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right/
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman wearing Phrygian helmet, forwards on hands and knees. SARL star ? in ex
Arles 103
Rare
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Oct 03, 2018
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RPC - Mesopotamia, AD 161-175, Faustina II, female figure2 viewsFaustina II
Imperial Mint in Mesopotamia (Carrhae or Edessa)
AR Drachm
Obv.: ΦΑVСΤΙΝΑΝ СƐΒΑСΤΗΝ, draped bust right
Rev.: VΠƐΡ ΝΙΚΗС ΡΩΜΑΙΩΝ, female figure standing left, holding globe and cornucopia
Ag, 2,80g, 16.7mm
Ref.: RPC Volume IV, № 10749 (temporary)
shanxiOct 03, 2018
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Struck A.D.276 - 282. PROBUS Silvered AE ANTONINIANUS of Rome2 viewsObverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus facing right.
Reverse: CONSERVAT AVG. Sol walking left, right hand raised, left hand holding whip; in exergue, XXIB.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 4.0gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC Vii : 673.
Re-attributed to the first emission of Rome by Pink
1 comments*AlexOct 03, 2018
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1828 GEORGE IV AE HALF FARTHING0 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1828. Laureate head of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 18mm | Axis 12
SPINK: 3826

This portrait of George IV, used on all his later coinage, was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).

The half-farthing was first issued in 1828, a year later than the third farthing, for use exclusively in Ceylon. However, it is usually considered to be part of the British coin series as Ceylon used British currency at that time.
*AlexOct 03, 2018
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1839 VICTORIA AR GROAT (FOURPENCE)0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D: Young head of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: FOUR PENCE. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; 1839 in exergue.
Diameter 16mm.
SPINK: 3913

This "young head" portrait of Queen Victoria was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).

There are visible indications that this coin was struck from clashed dies.
*AlexOct 03, 2018
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1836 WILLIAM IV AR GROAT (FOURPENCE)0 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D: Bare head of William IV facing right.
Reverse: FOUR PENCE. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; 1836 in exergue.
Diameter 16mm
SPINK: 3837

The portrait of William IV used on his coinage was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).
*AlexOct 03, 2018
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5375 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 122-23 AD Canopus van Osiris3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5375.3 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 64, 1323 (this coin); Emmett 827.7

Issue L Z = year 7

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

Rev. L Ζ
Canopus, right

12.15 gr
23 mm
h
okidokiOct 03, 2018
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11-20 - Smyrna en Ionia - BRITANICO (50 - 54 D.C.)7 viewsAE15 - 1/2 Assarión (Provincial)
15 mm 4,05 gr 0 hr.

Tiberio Claudio César Británico en latín Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus (12 de febrero de 41 - 11 de febrero de 55) fue un noble romano, nacido del matrimonio entre el emperador Claudio y su tercera esposa, Valeria Mesalina. En el momento de su nacimiento, sólo un mes después del inicio del reinado de Claudio, fue nombrado heredero del Imperio; no obstante hubo tres factores: la condena a muerte de su madre a causa de bigamia, el matrimonio de Claudio con Agripina y la adopción de Nerón, descendiente del recordado Germánico, que provocaron que los ciudadanos romanos no le consideraran como sucesor imperial. Fue asesinado el día anterior a su decimocuarto cumpleaños. (Fuente Wikipedia)

Anv: "ZMYP" debajo - Busto vestido a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "ΕΠΙ ΦΙΛΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΕΙΚΑΔΙΟ Σ", (Philistos y Eikadios Magistrados), Nike avanzando a derecha, portando un trofeo sobre su hombro.

Acuñada 50 - 54 D.C.
Ceca: Smyrna en Ionia

Referencias: Vagi #650 - Lingren #562 - KLDSE XXXI #37 pag.223 - SNG Cop #1351 - SNG Von Aulock #7995 - BMC Vol.16 #284 Pag.270 - RPC I #2476 Pag.419
mdelvalleOct 02, 2018
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PROBUS RIC 500 VAR. VIRTVS PROBI AG (SIC!)9 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AG (SIC!)
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: V/*//TXXI
WEIGHT 3.40g / WIDTH 21 mm
RIC: 500 var.
COLLECTION NO. 1353
NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (LETTER "V", i.e. third letter in the EQVITI word).

Very interesting, erroneous obverse legend: Virtvs Probi AG insted of Virtvs Probi AVG(vsti) !

ONLY 2nd KNOWN SPECIMEN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN C.OLIVA COLLECTION - SEE CON NO. 317 ON PROBUSCOINS.FR; same obverse die as on my example)
Barnaba6Oct 02, 2018
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ALFOLDI 096.2517 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (Mars walking right, holding tropaion)
BUST TYPE: E2 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/V//XXI
WEIGHT 3.64g / WIDTH 21 mm
RIC 810 VAR. (E2 bust unlisted)
ALFOLDI 096.251 (1 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1354
Note: Rare and desirable bust type!
Only 3rd SPECIMEN KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING: SIRMIUM HOARD NO. 2261 AND VOETTER'S SPECIMEN CITED BY ALFOLDI)
Barnaba6Oct 02, 2018
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Vespasian RIC-73052 viewsÆ As, 10.91g
Rome mint, 74 AD
RIC 730 (C). BMC 703.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG COS V CENS; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l., with flower
Acquired from Roman Coin Shop, September 2018. Ex Künker eLive Auction 40, 18 May 2016, lot 7566.

Spes is a common reverse type struck repeatedly throughout the Flavian era, she is mostly associated with Domitian in both silver and bronze. Here Spes represents Vespasian's hope for a happy dynastic future. The depiction of Spes raising skirt and holding a flower likely copies a familiar cult statue of the goddess.

Bold portrait in good metal. A very attractive coin in hand.
4 commentsDavid AthertonOct 02, 2018
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bmc67var0 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT K MAV(…)NεINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: (…)ΔεCC, City goddess seated left on rock holding branch over flaming altar before her. Below, river god swimming right.
24 mm, 8.03 gms

BMC 67 variant (bust type)
Charles MOct 02, 2018
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bmc570 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: (…)NOC C, laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MAKAV (…)εCC, City goddess seated left on rock, holding branch. Below, river god swimming left.
26 mm, 8.92 gms

BMC 57
Charles MOct 02, 2018
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bmc77var1 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT (…), radiate draped cuirassed bust left, shield on left shoulder, right hand raised.
Rev: MHKεΔε [CCHNWN], City goddess seated left on rock dropping something (incense) on altar before her. Below, river god swimming.
23 mm, 8.12 gms

BMC 77 variant (bust type)
Charles MOct 02, 2018
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CALABRIA. Taras. 332-302 BC. AR nomos12 views7.90g.
Obv: Naked youth on horseback r., crowning horse, AΠH below. Rx: ΤΑΡΑΣ Nude Taras astride dolphin l., holding out kantharos in r. hand, Φ behind.
Fischer-Bossert-1138 (V422/r880), Group 81.
Rare, fewer than ten recorded. Not in Vlasto or Evans.. Near Mint State
1 commentsLeoOct 01, 2018
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 355-340 BC. AR Nomos5 views7.86g.
Obv: Nude horseman r., shield behind him; T below horse. Rx: ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras astride dolphin l. over waves, holding one-handled vase; Π below.Test mark at 5:00.
Fischer-Bossert-672, Vlasto-448.
Small contact mark behind dolphin's eye. EF
LeoOct 01, 2018
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Bruttium Petelia Quadrantes20 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right; behind three pellets,

ΠΕΤΗ/ΛΙΝΩΝ
Zeus standing right, preparing to hurl thunderbolt and holding scepter; device (monogram?) to the left.

Bruttium Petalia
3.57g

SNG Copenhagen 1916; HN Italy 2461 var. (symbol)
4 commentsJay GT4Oct 01, 2018
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Calabria, Taras; c. 302-281 BC, Stater4 views7.82g, 20mm, 3h.
Si... and Deinokrates, magistrates. Warrior, preparing to cast spear held in right hand, holding two spears and shield in left, on horse rearing right; [ΣI] to left, [ΔEINOKPATHΣ] below / Taras, holding small dolphin, astride dolphin left; TAPAΣ behind.
Vlasto 692-3; HN Italy 967.
1 commentsLeoOct 01, 2018
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Corinthian Stater30 viewsHead of Athena wearing Corinthian Helmet right

Pegasos flying left, coppa below

Corinth
345-307 BC

7.93g

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT4Oct 01, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 20. Caracalla & Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.20.34.013 viewsCaracalla & Geta as Caesar, AD 198-201
AE 26, 9.87g, 25.5mm, 225°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus c(sic!)
obv. AV.K.M.AVR.ANTONINOC.K.L.CEP. / .KAI GETAC
Busts of Caracalla, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r., and Geta, draped, bare-headed, l.
rev. VPA OOV TERTVLLOV.NIKOPOLIT[WN] / [PROC I]
Emperor (Severus), bearded, in military cloak stg. frontal, looking l., resting with raised l.
hand on spear and holding in extended r. hand small Nike
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1624 (1 ex., München)
b) Varbanov 3167 (R9)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.20.34.1 corr. (R9)
F+, extremely rare
Pedigree:
ex coll. Tom Cederlind
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

Small c above G of GETAC not mentioned. Pick writes "in ex. PROC I". But here and on the depicted coin in HrHJ (2018) the ex. seems to be outside the flan.

One of the rarest coins of Nikopolis. HrHJ (2018) does know of only 1 ex. of this type. So it was called R10. Now this 2nd ex. turned up and the rarity has to be reduced to R9.
JochenOct 01, 2018
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 2065 UNICUM !!!4 views OBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: FORTVNA REDVX
BUST TYPE: F8 var. = Bust left, radiate, nude with cross-belt, seen from rear, holding spear pointing forward in right hand, shield on left shoulder
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//*Q
MINT: SISCIA
EMMISSION: 3
WEIGHT: 3,14 g
AXIS: 10 h
RIC TEMP: 2065: 1 EX. (This example!)
EX PH. GYSEN COLLECTION
Very rare and desirable bust type. Shield decorated with Gorgoneion.
Unicum !!!
Barnaba6Oct 01, 2018
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 22034 views OBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA MILITVM
BUST TYPE: F8 var. = Bust left, radiate, nude with cross-belt, seen from rear, holding spear pointing forward in right hand, shield on left shoulder
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//*T
MINT: SISCIA
EMMISSION: 6
WEIGHT: 3.13
AXIS: 6H
RIC TEMP: 2203 (9 EX.)
EX PH. GYSEN COLLECTION
Very rare and desirable bust type!
Shield decorated with Gorgoneion (only one obverse die of this type is recorded)
Barnaba6Oct 01, 2018
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 24913 views OBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORIGENTIS (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: B4 = Radiate, cuirassed (lorica squamata) bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//E
MINT: UNCERTAIN BALKAN MINT
EMMISSION: 1.2
WEIGHT: 4.71
AXIS: 6H
RIC TEMP: 2491 (2 EX.)
EX PH. GYSEN COLLECTION
Only second known specimen which portrays type no. 2491 on ric.mom.fr website.
Very interesting and rare erroneous reverse legend Restitvt(or) ORIGENTIS instead of ORIENTIS, struck only at the uncertian Balkan mint.
Barnaba6Oct 01, 2018
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1901 VICTORIA BRONZE "OLD HEAD" PENNY0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA.DEI.GRA.BRITT.REGINA.FID.DEF.IND.IMP. Veiled bust of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: ONE PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident. 1901 in exergue.
SPINK: 3961

Victoria's "veiled head" portrait was designed by Thomas Brock (1847 - 1922), this is marked by a small "T.B." below the Queen's bust.
*AlexOct 01, 2018
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1901 VICTORIA BRONZE "OLD HEAD" HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA.DEI.GRA.BRITT.REGINA.FID.DEF.IND.IMP. Veiled bust of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: HALF PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident. 1901 in exergue.
Diameter 25mm
SPINK: 3962

Victoria's "veiled head" portrait was designed by Thomas Brock (1847 - 1922), this is marked by a small "T.B." below the Queen's bust.
*AlexOct 01, 2018
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1896 VICTORIA BRONZE "OLD HEAD" FARTHING0 viewsObverse: VICTORIA.DEI.GRA.BRITT.REGINA.FID.DEF.IND.IMP. Veiled bust of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: FARTHING. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident. 1896 in exergue.
SPINK: 3963

Victoria's "veiled head" portrait was designed by Thomas Brock (1847 - 1922), this is marked by a small "T.B." below the Queen's bust.
*AlexOct 01, 2018
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hj6.28.01.041 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ., laureate draped cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Zeus standing left holding patera in right hand and staff in left arm, E to right (very faint).
27 mm, 10.52 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.1.4
Charles MOct 01, 2018
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asmcalee793var1 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv: Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: S·C, Δ above, ram running right below, ε below ram, all in laurel wreath fastened at top with garland.
18 mm, 3.67 gms

McAlee 793 variant (ram right on this coin)
Charles MOct 01, 2018
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asmcalee7863 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. (…) M. AV. ANTΩNINOC, laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with garland, wreath with 11 elements.
19 mm, 5.09 gms

McAlee 786
Charles MOct 01, 2018
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Denarius, Crawford 54/18 viewsEra: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Weight: 3.92 gm.
Reference: Crawford 54/1
Provenance: CNG 281 lot 372
Comments: The most significant and consistent characteristic of 54/1 is the cape style. Near rider’s cape is "towel" like with lines away from the neck pointed upward into a flat, straight edge.
Crawford suggests a small issue, with fewer than 10 and 12 obverse and reverse dies, but many more dies have been observed. Furthermore, each example to emerge on the market seems to have different dies from others seen before. (nothing scientific here, just a seeming observation).
1 commentsSteve B5Sep 30, 2018
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Philip I Antoninianus - Cippus Inscribed COS III, Roman Millennium (RIC 24c)8 viewsAR Antoninianus
Rome 248 AD
4.43g

Obv: Radiate draped bust of Philip I (R)
IMP PHILIPPVS AVG

Rev: Column or cippus inscribed COS III
SAECVLARS AVGG

RIC 24c, RSC 193

ex. stock E. Bourgey Paris 1961.
The numismatic firm of Bourgey of Paris was founded by the famed dealer, Etienne Bourgey in 1895. After the war, his son Emile Bourgey took over as director, and in 1993 the third generation came forward with Sabine Bourgey. Le Cabinet Bourgey Numismatique still operates from No.7 Rue Drouot, Paris, to this day.


The most noteworthy event of the reign of Marcus Julius Philippus "The Arab", was the celebration in 248 AD of the millennium anniversary of the foundation of Rome, one thousand years on from the legendary foundation date of 753 BC, held in conjunction with the Saecular Games. Lavish games and other spectacles were staged for the amusement of the Roman populace and an extensive series of coins was issued to commemorate the occasion. Ironically, the year 248 was extremely unsettled, with four separate rebellions braking out within the ranks of the army. However, none of them could lure Philip from the capital, where he initiated prolonged celebrations. The festivities would not last though; Philip was defeated by Decius at the Battle of Verona the following year, where he and his eleven year old son were killed.

1 commentsKained but AbleSep 30, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius, Antoninianus17 viewsRome mint AD 250/251
D MARCO ANTONINO, Radiate head of Marcus Aurelius right
CONSECRATIO, Altar
23 mm - 3.84 gr
Ref : RIC IV # 92a, Cohen # 1058
In qblays catalog : MA08-P114
Same dies as the example in the Bibliotheque nationale de France
1 commentsPotator IISep 30, 2018
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Trajan Decius - the Divi series36 viewsYou can find a full description of the series here : https://www.cointalk.com/threads/ancients-trajan-decius-the-divi-series.296342/5 commentsPotator IISep 30, 2018
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Denarius, Crawford 55/13 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. Behind, “X” . Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Weight: 3.69 gm.
Reference: Crawford 55/1
Provenance: NAC 61, Lot 213 5-OCT-2011; Ex NFA-Leu sale 29-MAR-1985, Garrett III lot 860

Comments: Among the rarest of the fully anonymous denari in RRC, there are fewer than a dozen specimens known. This variety displays a rather slender head of Roma in relatively good style. There are four prominent hair locks on neck below helmet, the shortest of which curls up just under Roma’s jaw line. This is the only variety of denarius where some dies render a peaked visor, and some render a splayed visor.
The reverse cape style splits and ends in two points, the points extending roughly equal distances from their point of split. This style follows none of the patterns described elsewhere for other varieties.
For additional discussion see this article by Pierluigi Debernardi: http://stevebrinkman.ancients.info/anonymous/C55.htm
Steve B5Sep 30, 2018
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Quinarius group 47a - Not in Crawford1 viewsDenomination: Quinarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. Behind, “V” . Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; in linear frame. “ROMA”. Line border
Weight: 1.96 gm.
Reference: Group 47a - not in RRC
Provenance: Private purchase from Numismaatica Ivlia, 11-JAN-2015

Comments: This quinarius from an uncertain mint is of a distinctly different style from RRC 47, but ornamentally it is very similar. The helmet visor with a top bar extending beyond the lower two bars is only otherwise found in RRC 47/1, so this variety has been classified using the RRC nomenclature to suggest it is perhaps an offshoot from 47. The style, weight, and fabric suggest an official issue. For further discusson on this type, See: P. DEBERNARDI, “The Orzivecchi hoard and the beginning of the denarius”,
NC 2014, pp. 1–15; P. DEBERNARDI and S. BRINKMAN, “An Early Roman Republican
Denarius Hoard”, in NC 2016, pp. 368–376.
Steve B5Sep 30, 2018
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M. Sergius Silus Denarius - Horseman Holding Severed Head (Syd. 544)13 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 115-16 BC
3.85g

Obv: Helmeted head of Roma (R), behind, ROMA * and before, EX·S·C

Rev: Horseman rearing (L), holding sword and a severed head in hand; below horse, Q / M·SERGI and in exergue, SILVS.

Sydenham 544, RBW 1115, Crawford 286/1

ex. Nicolas Collection, Etienne-Paul Nicolas (1904-1981), Leu 17, 3rd May 1977, Nicolas, 195.
ex. Collection of a Student and his Mentor III, NAC Auction 83, 20th May 2015, 302
3 commentsKained but AbleSep 30, 2018
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EB0819 Gordian III / Virtus6 viewsGordian III 238-244, Rome Antoninianus AR 22.
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, holding olive branch and spear, shield at side.
References: Cf. RIC IV 39,56.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 4.342g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 19.1-1-1Ad, Prince A, Artemis9 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Prince A
Late 2nd-Early 3rd Cent
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust to left, Anchor and crescent out of flan
Rev.: Artemis standing, bow right, reaching for arrow
Æ, 1.47g, 11.5mm.
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 19.1, Subtype 1-1Ad
1 commentsshanxiSep 30, 2018
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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III 'the Great' AV Stater10 views8.57g, 18mm, 1h.
Amphipolis, circa 307-300 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with a serpent on the bowl / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; trident head pointing downwards in left field, AΛEΞANΔPOY to right.
Price 172.
Very Fine.
2 commentsLeoSep 30, 2018
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EB0818 Constantine II / Wreath7 viewsConstantine II as Caesar 317-337, Arles 322-323 AD.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head right.
Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around VOT dot X in two lines within wreath. Mintmark Q star AR.
References: RIC VII 255.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.406g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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EB0817 Probus / Felicitas5 viewsProbus 276-282, Silvered AE Antoninianus. Lyons mint.
Obverse: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Felicitas standing right with caduceus and cornucopiae. Mintmark I.
References: RIC 53.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 4.27g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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EB0816 Arcadius / GLORIA ROMANORVM6 viewsArcadius 383-408, AE 2, Constantinople 378-383 AD.
Obverse: DN ARCAD-IVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield. Hand of God above holding crown.
Reverse: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Arcadius standing, head left, holding standard and resting shield at side. Bound captive seated left on ground to left. Mintmark SMHA.
References: RIC IX Heraclea 12.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 5.173g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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EB0815 Aelia Flaccilla / SALVS REIPVBLICAE6 viewsAelia Flaccilla, AE 2, Antioch.
Obverse: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG, diademed & draped bust right.
Reverse: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Empress standing left, holding scroll. Mintmark ANT [?].
References: RIC IX Antioch 62.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 4.903g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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EB0814 Aelia Flaccilla / Victory5 viewsAelia Flaccilla (wife of Theodosius I died 386), AE 4.
Obverse: Diademed head of Aelia Flaccilla right.
Reverse: Victory seated right inscribing a Christogram on a shield.
References: -.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.157g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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EB0813 Aelia Flaccilla / SALVS REIPVBLICAE7 viewsAelia Flaccilla (wife of Theodosius I died 386), AE 2, Heraclea 383-388 AD.
Obverse: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG, draped bust right wearing headdress, necklace and mantle.
Reverse: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Empress standing facing, head right, hands crossed on breast. Star in left field, Cross in right field. Mintmark dot SMHA.
References: RIC IX Heraclea 25.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 4.195g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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EB0812 Theodosius I / Victory6 viewsTheodosius I 379-395, AE 4.
Obverse: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory walking left, holding trophy over right shoulder and dragging captive. Chi-rho in left field. Mintmark ?
References: Cf. RIC IX 86b.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 1.235g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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EB0811 Valentinian II / Roma6 viewsValentinian II 375-392, AR Siliqua, Lyons 388-392.
Obverse: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VRBS ROMA, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on a globe and sceptre. Mintmark LVGPS.
References: RIC IX Lyons 43a.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 1.74g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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EB0810 Valentinian II / Victory5 viewsValentinian II 375-392, AE 4, Nicomedia.
Obverse: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory walking left, holding trophy on shoulder and dragging captive beheind her. Chi-Rho in left field. Mintmark SMNB.
References: RIC IX 45a.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 1.253g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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EB0809 Valens / Victory5 viewsValens 364-378, AE 3, possibly Trier.
Obverse: DN VALENS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. Mintmark SMT[R?].
References: -.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.652g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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EB0808 Valens / Victory5 viewsValens 364-378, AE 3, Rome.
Obverse: DN VALEN-S PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. No fieldmarks. Mintmark SM leaf RP.
References: RIC IX Rome 24b/28a, type xiii.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.179g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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EB0807 Jovian / VICTORIA ROMANORVM5 viewsJovian 363-364, AE 1, Antioch.
Obverse: DN IOVIAN-VS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIA ROMANORVM, emperor in military outfit standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory standing on globe, holding wreath and palm. Mintmark ANTΔ.
References: RIC VIII Antioch 228; Sear 19215.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 7.41g.
EBSep 30, 2018
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Indonesian Buddhist Palm Leaf Manuscript12 viewsApproximately 13 1/4" across
Quant.GeekSep 30, 2018
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Hermaios - AE tetradrachm4 viewsGondophares in the name of Hermaios
Indo-Scythian kingdom

Gandhara (Taxila?)
c. 30-10 BC
diademed and draped bust right
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / EPMAIOY
Zeus seated half left, wearing himation, raised hand, holding scepter
Maharaajasa tratarasa Heramayasa (of Great King Hermaios the Savior)
Senior Hermaios 42aT.1, Mitchiner IGIS 421b, Mitchiner ACW 2045, SNG ANS 1430 ff., Bopearachchi series 20, HGC 12 308
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Cluvius Saxula - AE as3 viewsRome
170-158 BC
laureate head of Janus
I
prow of galley right
S(AX)
I
ROMA
Crawford 180/1; Sydenham 361; Type as RBW 762
ex Savoca

Moneyer is probaly brother of C. Cluvius Saxula (Cr. 173). Moneyers' father was probably praetor in 175 BC and praetor peregrinus in 173.
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Skepsis6 viewsc. 350-306 BC
rhyton (ornate drinking vessel) in the shape of Pegasos forepart left
fir-tree, all within rectangle
Σ_K
SNG München 329; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 477; BMC 14
ex Savoca
1 commentsJohny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Mn. Fonteius - AR denariu6 viewsRome
²111 BC
¹108-107 BC
conjoined laureate heads of Dioscuri right, star above each head
(XVI)
war galley half right
MN·FO(NTE)I
: / G
Crawford 307/1c
ex Savoca
1 commentsJohny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Claudius II - AE antoninianus3 viewsRome
c. end 270 - 271 AD
Issue 1
radiate head right
DIVO CLAVDIO
eagle standing left, head right
CONSECRATIO
RIC V-1, 266 All mints; Normanby 1115
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1278
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Probus - silvered antoninianus4 viewsRome
281
6th emission
radiate bust left wearing consular robe, holding eagle tipped scepter in right hand
IMP PROB_VS P F AVG
radiate Sol in quadriga left, wearing chalmys, raising hand, holding globe and whip
SOLI I_N_VICT_O
R thunderbolt Γ
RIC 200
1 commentsJohny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus3 viewsRome
end 273 - early 274 AD
Issue 6, Phase 2
radiate and cuirassed bust right
AVRELIANVS AVG
Sol standing half right, head left, wearing chalmys, raising hand, holding globe; bounded captive wearing oriental dress left
ORI_ENS__AVG
S
LV 409-443
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1699
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus3 viewsMilan
end 272 - early 274 AD
Issue 4
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Aurelian standing right, wearing toga, holding short scepter, facing Pietas standing left, holding short scepter both sacrificing over lit altar between them
PIETAS AVG
S
LV 3956-4116; RIC1st 138 corr.
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1497
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus4 viewsSiscia
autumn 272 - early 274 AD
Issue 6
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right with paludamentum
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Aurelian wearing toga, standing right, clapsing hand with Concordia standing left
CONCORDIA MILITVM
*T
LV 7434-8; RIC1st 216
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2204
1 commentsJohny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus3 viewsSiscia
autumn 274 - spring 275 AD
Issue 9, Phase 1
radiate cuirassed bust right
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Aurelian wearing toga, standing right, clapsing hand with Concordia standing left
CONCORDIA MILITVM
XXIVI
LV 8623-54; RIC1st 244 var.
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2389
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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EB0806 Jupiter / Victory7 viewsTime of Julian II, AE 15, Antioch 360-363 AD.
Obverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter seated left on throne holding globe in right hand and scepter in left.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left holding wreath and palm, ANT in ex.
References: C. 53, SEAR 4080.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 1.56g.
EBSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - silvered antoninianus3 viewsTicinum
VI – IX 274 AD
Issue 2
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Sol standing left, with right hand raised and holding globe in left, right foot resting on a bound captive in oriental dress standing left; on the other side, another bound captive in oriental dress right, head turned left
SOLI__INVICTO
*
PXXT
LV 5144-90; RIC1st 154
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1530
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - silvered antoninianus4 viewsCyzicus
spring - end 274 AD
Issue 9
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Sol standing left, wearing chalmys, raising hand, holding globe; bounded captive seated left, waering oriental dress
ORIE_N_S AVG
B
XXI
LV 10671-2; RIC1st 360
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/3055
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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EB0805 Julian II / Wreath7 viewsJulian II 360-363, AE22,
Obverse: DN FL CL IVLI-ANVS PF AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Reverse: VOT X MVLT XX within wreath. Mintmark CVZICA.
References: Cyzicus RIC 129.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 2.598g.
EBSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus1 viewsSiscia
spring 274 AD
Issue 7, Phase 1
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Aurelian wearing toga, standing right, clapsing hand with Concordia standing left
CONCORDIA MILITVM
P*
LV 7655-78; RIC1st 244
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2231
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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EB0803 Constantius II / FEL TEMP13 viewsConstantius II, AE23, Constantinople 348-351.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman, who turns toward him with upraised hand, Γ to left. Mintmark CONSE star.
References: RIC VIII 82.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 5.51g.
1 commentsEBSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus1 viewsTripolis
spring - summer 273 AD
Issue 1
radiate and cuirassed bust left
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Sol facing, head left, wearing chalmys, raising hand and holding globe in left; at feet to left a bound and captive in oriental dress
SOLI__INVICTO
*
LV 10826; RIC1st 390
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/3215
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus1 viewsSiscia
autumn 272 - early 274 AD
Issue 6
radiate and cuirassed bust right, (large shoulder)
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Aurelian wearing toga, standing right, clapsing hand with Concordia standing left
CONCORDIA MILITVM
S*
LV 7329-38; RIC1st 216 var.
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2192
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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EB0802 Constantius II / FEL TEMP REPARATIO7 viewsConstantius II, AE 22, Constantinople.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left holding globe.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor standing left holding chi-rho banner and resting hand on shield, 2 captives standing to left, Γ in left field. Mintmark CONSB star.
References: Cf. RIC VIII 84-90.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 4.523g.
EBSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus1 viewsuncertain Balkan mint
autumn 272 – autumn 273 AD
Issue 2, Phase 1
radiate, cuirassed bust right
IMP AVREL_IANVS AVG
female standing right holding wreath, crowning Aurelian standing left wearing military dress, holding long scepter
RESTITVT·O_RBIS
A
LV 9004-97; RIC 1st 399
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2498
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus3 viewsAntioch
summer 272 - spring 273 AD
Issue 4
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
female standing right holding wreath, crowning Aurelian standing left wearing military dress, holding long spear or scepter
RESTITVTOR OR_BIS
S
LV 10812-3; RIC1st 386
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/3151
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus1 viewsBalkan mint
end 271 - autumn 272 AD
Issue 1, Phase 1
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Mars walking right, holding transverse long spear and trophy over shoulder
FIDES EXERCITI
LV 8945-7; RIC1st 393
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2445
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus3 viewsMilan
autumn 271 - autumn 272 AD
Issue 3
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Emperor in military dress standing right, receiving a globe from Jupiter standing left, holding long sceptre in left hand
IOVI CONSERVA_TORI
P
LV 2169-77; RIC1st 131 var.
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1457
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus1 viewsSerdica
summer 271 AD
Issue 1, Phase 2
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Emperor in military dress standing right, receiving a globe from Jupiter standing left, holding long sceptre in left hand
IOVI CONSERVATORI
P
BNC 993; RIC1st 265 var.
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2553
ex Naumann

rare
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus1 viewsSiscia
X-XI 270 AD
Issue 1
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right with paludamentum
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Concordia facing, head left, holding standard in each hand
CONCORDIA MILI
Q
LV 6015-20; RIC1st 192
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1973
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm1 viewsPerge
200 - 199 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; Pegasos left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
KB
Price 2936
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
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TEMPLE, ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS4 views264-267 AD
draped bust of Athena right wearing crested helmet
mirror image of acropolis of Athens from northwest - Panathenaic way lead upward to the Propylaia; at summit, large statue of Athena Promachos standing right, Erechtheion to right; in center of rock, niche representing the Cave of Pan with his statue
AΘH_NAIΩN
Kroll 375 (same obv. die as 372b); Walker, Chronological 111–13a; Svoronos, Monnaies, pl. 98, 30–6
ex Galata
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1342_Athens.jpg
Athens - AE1 views264-267 AD
draped bust of Athena right wearing crested helmet
mirror image of acropolis of Athens from northwest - Panathenaic way lead upward to the Propylaia; at summit, large statue of Athena Promachos standing right, Erechtheion to right; in center of rock, niche representing the Cave of Pan with his statue
AΘH_NAIΩN
Kroll 375 (same obv. die as 372b); Walker, Chronological 111–13a; Svoronos, Monnaies, pl. 98, 30–6
ex Galata
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1341_Geta_Antioch.jpg
Geta - Antioch1 viewsAR tetradrachm
209-211 AD
laureate head right
AVT·KAI·__ΓETAC:CE·B·
Eagle facing, head right, wreath in beak, star above each wing
ΔHMAPX·E·Ξ·VΠATOC·TO·B·
Prieur 213
ex Naville Numismatics
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1340_Augustus_Antioch.jpg
Octavian Augustus - Antioch1 viewsAR tetradrachm
2 BC
laureate head right
ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ
Tyche seated right, holding palm; below rivergod Orontes swimming right
EΤΟΥΣ__ΝΙΚΗΣ
ΘK / (ΥΠΑ) ΙΓ / (AVT)
RPC I 4155; Prieur 54
ex Naville Numismatics
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1339_Tranquillina_Tarsos.jpg
Tranquillina - Tarsos1 viewsMay 241-244 AD
draped bust on crescent right wearing stephane
CABINEIAN TPANKVΛΛEINOAN C_E_B
Π__Π
City goddess (Tyche?) seated on rocks left, holding grain ears; below river god Cydnus swimming left
TAPCOV MHTPOΠOΛEΩC
A / M / K _ Γ / B
unique?, obverse: SNG France 1725, Gorny and Mosch 156-1821, CNG 93-936
ex Elias Demetriou
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1338_Alexander_Severus_Cotiaeum.jpg
Alexander Severus - Cotiaeum, Phrygia1 views222-235 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
Μ ΑΥΡ СE ΑΛ_EΞΑΝΔΡΟС
clasped hands
KOTI_AEΩN
BMC 66; Volume VI 5742
ex Elias Demetriou
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1337_Livia_Oea.jpg
Livia - Oea, Syrtica1 viewsAE as
22/23-29 AD
draped bust right, grain ear behind, peacock right
helmeted bust of Minerva left wearing aegis
WY'T in neophoenician script
MAA 35; Müller 35; SNG Copenhagen 34; RPC I 833
ex Naville Numismatics
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1336_314_Aurelius_Cotta.jpg
L. Aurelius Cotta - AR serrate denarius1 viewsRome
²102 BC
¹105 BC
draped bust of Vulcan right wearing pileus, tongs behind, all within myrtle wreath
(XVI)
X
eagle on thunderbolt right, head left, all within laurel wreath
L·COT
¹Crawford 314/1b, Sydenham 577, RSC I Aurelia 21
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Künker
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1335_266_C__Cassius.jpg
C. Cassius - AR denarius1 viewsRome
²130 BC
¹126 BC
head of Roma right wearing winged helmet, urn behind
(XVI)
Libertas in quadriga right, holding pileus and scepter
C·CASSI
ROMA
¹Crawford 266/1, Sydenham 502, BMCRR Rome 1032, RSC I Cassia 1, SRCV I 142
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,8g
ex Künker
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1334_Trajan_Lycia.jpg
Trajan - Lycia1 viewsAR drachm
Masicytes
98-99 AD
laureate head right
AYT KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓERM
owl standing on two lyres
ΔHM EΞ__YΠAT B
BMC 10; SNG Copenhagen 45; SNG von Aulock 4268
ex Soler y Llach
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
ELYMAIS_19_1_var_Prince_A.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince A (late 2nd to early 3rd centuries A.D.)18 viewsvan't Haaff 19.1 var.; de Morgan 58-59; BMC plate XLII, 13-18, page 286, 18; Sear GICV 5918-5919; Alram --

Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince A (late 2nd to early 3rd centuries A.D.)
AE drachm, 1.54 g., 11.01 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, row of dots above, side whiskers as double row of dots, hair tuft at back of head; to left anchor with at least one crossbar; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from her quiver with the other hand; pellet border.

According to van't Haaf, the varieties with a hair tuft are "always" accompanied by a dot or star in crescent above and an anchor to the right, although these symbols are often struck off the flan. This is an unrecorded variety in which the anchor is to the left.
2 commentsStkpSep 29, 2018
1333_Arse-Saguntum.jpg
Arse / Saguntum - AE quadrans?1 viewsc. 200-150 BC
shell
dolphin, crescent above, three dots below
P (A in north-east iberian script)
R&L 153-79; ACIP 1974; SNG BM Spain 1112
ex Soler y Llach
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1332_Arse-Saguntum.jpg
Arse / Saguntum - AE quadrans?1 viewsc. 200-150 BC
shell
dolphin, crescent above, three dots below
P (A in north-east iberian script)
R&L 153-79; ACIP 1974; SNG BM Spain 1112
ex Soler y Llach
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1331_Archelaus_Philopatris_Ktistes.jpg
Archelaus Philopatris Ktistes - AR drachm1 viewsEusebia
3-4 AD
diademed head right
club
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ APXEΛΑΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΙΔΟΣ TOY ΚΤΙΣΤΟΥ
Λ_Θ
? - no reference for year 39
ex Soler y Llach
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1330_Diadumenian_Caesarea.jpg
Diadumenian - Caesarea Maritima1 views217-218 AD
draped and cuirassed bust right
M OP DIADVMENIAN[V?] CAE
head of Serapis right wearing modius
COL·P·FL·AV_F·C·CAESAR
Kadman 78; SNG ANS 801; Rosenberger 67.
ex Bertolami
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1329_69_Sicily_sextans.jpg
Rome - AE sextans1 viewsSicilia
211-208 BC
draped bust of Mercury right wearing winged petasos
●●
prow of galley right, corvus; grain ear above
I<
ROMA
Crawford 72/8; Sydenham 195d; RBW 311
ex Bertolami
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1328_D1_as.jpg
Rome - AE as1 views211-208 BC
laureate head of Janus
I
prow of galley right,
I
ROMA
Crawford 056/02, McCabe D1 (related to Cr. 50)
ex Bertolami
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
1327_E1_as.jpg
Rome - AE as1 viewsslightly tooled

Etruria
209-208 BC
laureate head of Janus
I
prow of galley right
I
ROMA
McCabe E1.As.1 (related to Crawford 106)
ex Bertolami
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
794_Constantine_I_Sol.jpg
Constantine I - AE follis1 viewsLugdunum
316 AD
laureate and cuirassed bust right
IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Sol standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, raising right, globe in left
SOLI INVI_CTO COMITI
A_S
PLG
RIC VII Lyons 53
ex Gitbud & Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
793_Constantine_I_Sol.jpg
Constantine I - AE follis1 viewsLugdunum
313-314 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Sol standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, raising right, globe in left
SOLI INVIC_TO COMITI
S_F
PLG
RIC VII Lyons 3
ex Gitbud & Naumann
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
781_Crispus_Aquileia.jpg
Crispus - AE 3 (follis)1 viewsAquileia
317 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
CRISPVS NOB CAES
soldier standing left, wearing helmet and cloak, holding spear and resting hand on shield
PRINCIPIA I_V_VENTVTIS
AQT
RIC VII Aquileia 9
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
728_Divo_Maximiano.jpg
Maximianus - AE 1/2 follis1 viewsstruck by Constantine I
Siscia
318-319 AD
veiled laureate head right
DIVO MAXIMIANO SEN FORT IMP
emperor seated left on curule chair, holding short scepter, raising right hand
REQVIES OPTIM_ORVM MERITORVM
SIS
RIC VII Siscia 41
1,16g
ex Petr Schimandl
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
726_Divo_Claudio.jpg
Claudius II - AE 1/2? follis1 viewsstruck by Constantine I
Thessalonica
318-319 AD
veiled laureate head right
DIVO CLAVDIO OPTIMO IMP
emperor seated left on curule chair, holding short scepter, raising right hand
REQVIES OPTIM_ORVM MERITORVM
•TS•A•
RIC VII Thessalonica 26
1,20g
ex Petr Schimandl
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
677_Constantine_II.jpg
Constantine II - AE 3 (follis)2 viewsSiscia
321-324
laureate head right
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
VOT / • / X within wreath
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
ΓSIS sunrise
RIC VII Siscia 182
3,44g
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
676_Constantine_II.jpg
Constantine II - AE 3 (follis)3 viewsThessalonica
324 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
VOT / • / X within wreath
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
TSBVI
RIC VII Thessalonica 128
3,00g
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
675_Constantine_I.jpg
Constantine I - AE 3 (follis)5 viewsSiscia
321-324 AD
laureate head right
CONSTAN_TINVS AVG
VOT / XX within wreath
DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG
ASIS wreath
RIC VII Siscia 177
3,38g
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
573_Licinius_I.jpg
Licinius - AE 3 (follis)2 viewsArles
319 AD
laureate cuirassed bust right
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
emperor borne by eagle standing right, left wing pointing downwards, looking back; emperor holds sceptre in left hand and thunderbolt in right
IOVI CONSERVARI AVG
PARL
RIC VII Arles 196
3,18g
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
419_Diocletian_Trier.jpg
Diocletian - AE silvered follis2 viewsTrier
298-299 AD
laureate, cuirassed bust right
IMP DIOCLETIANVS P AVG
Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia, modius on head, chalmys over shoulder
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI
A / *
TR
RIC VI Trier 292a
8,72g
Johny SYSELSep 29, 2018
30-1.jpg
Crawford 30/1 Didrachm quadrigatus8 viewsDenomination: Didrachm
Era: c. 225-214 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Laureate, Janiform head of Dioscuri. Border of dots
Reverse: Jupitetr in quadriga r., driven by Vicotry. Jupiter holds scepter in l. hand and hurls thunderbolt with r. hand, ROMA incuse on raised tablet. Line border
Weight: 6.66 gm.
Reference: Crawford 30/1
Provenance: Private purchase from an associate of Matteo Cavedoni (Numismatica Florentina) 1-JUN-2007

Comments: This is Crawford’s 3rd sequence of quadrigati, distinguished by Victory standing on the tailboard of the chariot rather than in the chariot with Jupiter. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise nicely toned and GVF.
2 commentsSteve B5Sep 29, 2018